When you stop to review the quality of your laundry detergent you may become quite surprised to learn about the hazardous chemicals and toxic ingredients in conventional and even the widely known “green” brands. When you begin to investigate and empower yourself with ways to reduce environmental toxins, you may feel overwhelmed. It is my intention in this article and with many of my blogs, to provide resources for busy moms with a way to reduce overwhelm and provided healthy, non-toxic alternatives. With these resources you can make choices for you and your family that resonate and align to your needs, while continuing to pursue your dream life and not have to spend endless hours on ewg.com reviewing ingredient lists.
There is an emerging conversation in the conscious communities about the effects of the electromagnetic field (EMF) that are emitted from the center of our body as researched and explained by the HeartMath Institude. Additionally, science has explained why we feel good when we spend time in Nature and how naturally occuring and healing EMFs are emitted from many places in Nature. However, another form EMF to be aware of are the harmful EMFs emitted by electronics in our daily environment. This blog is full of resources to empower a new mom or anyone looking to make a change with their relationship to electronics and to improve overall health and wellbeing for oneself and those around.
Most days I choose to be deodorant free. This began back in college when I had benign breast lumps and knew wearing deodorant made of chemicals so close to my breasts was not a healthy choice. Not knowing much more than that intuitive/intellectual wisdom, I decided to stop wearing conventional deodorant and started exploring alternative deodorant options then eventually went ‘au naturale’. Surprisingly, my body quickly found its own homeostasis and rarely did I ever actually need deodorant despite being a sweaty athlete. For all these years not wearing deodorant was my normal. Then following delivery to my child when my hormones were changing, I became curious to what alternative deodorant options currently exist. In my investigation I have found a few alternative options that reduce exposure to the chemicals and toxins that are found in conventional deodorants. I’m happy to share my research and recommendations with you here.
Congratulations on this new beginning! Life as a party of two (or more) is the beginning of so much joy as well as some inevitable challenges, rather growing opportunities, along the way! May this information serve as a guidepost for new moms who are looking for a little support and validation while navigating this new beginning and new normal. As you’ll discover, life flows a little (or a lot) differently now that you are completely responsible for a beautiful human joy-bundle! For me, this new normal took some adjustment and here is a little of what I learned along the way.
Daring to see the world and ourselves as whole and complete ultimately creates a relaxed, peaceful way of living. When we are connected to this relaxed state of being we become open to how our energy authentically wants to flow. This flow of inspired action comes from the joy that is revealed through the unique expression and expansion of our authentic center. Our center is that inner most core of ourself, our highest self or truest self.