In the world we live in, it’s so easy to gaze at & hone in on what’s happening around us. While that awareness & openness can be useful, it causes us to become increasingly more disconnected with ourselves. Our inner knowing is a vast well that can be accessed at anytime. I’m simply just here to remind you that you have the power to live the life that you want to live, despite the doubts and criticism that you face on that path. That low vibrational energy doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you are a happy, fully expressed human.
Follow your internal compass.
You hold a knowing inside of you.
It’s a matter of trusting it, despite your doubts.
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And, despite the doubts that society assigns to you.
Trust your compass, regardless.
It will set you free.
Rooting for you in your journey inward, back to yourself. From this place, I believe we are able to show up more fully and more present for the people in our lives. We reach new levels of happiness because of the alignment we are in. Also, the resonance created within our beings from honoring ourselves is contagious. You are helping heal the world, the collective, the big tribe on planet earth.
Along the way, too–you can hopefully cultivate a lifestyle that helps make that process for fluid for you. I’ve put all of my favorite fuel in one spot. For starters, learn more about my favorite superfood coffee brand.
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Welcome to this post: 4 Tips for Switching to Clean Beauty & Makeup.
New to the world of using non toxic, clean beauty products?Here are some pointers to keep in mind.
With the clean beauty industry gaining traction, you have to sift thru what’s out there to decifer the good versus the sketchy. Learning about the roots of the brand can help you get a feel for what the motivation is. This is often linked to the ingredient quality, sourcing & company culture.
2. Brands who have things to hide have found crafty ways to rename ingredients so that they don’t sound as harsh. These 3 resources/apps can help you look up specific ingredients and brands so that you have a better idea of what you’re actually getting.
4 Tips for Switching to Clean Beauty & Makeup
3. Going into your clean beauty journey knowing your skin, hair and body is a vital place to start. Consider any issues you’ve had with products in the past. This will help guide you towards the best products and practices for you. You don’t want to get suckered into products (via fancy marketing) that aren’t even clean or aren’t formulated for your skin/hair type.
4. It lights me up to talk to passionate teams & founders who jump at the chance to answer product questions and make recommendations. It’s a good sign when they are open & enthusiastic to talk about their products. Don’t hesitate to connect with them if you are new to their brand or ingredients and don’t know where to start.
I hope you find these insights helpful for you as you begin (or continue) to explore the world of skincare & beauty that has departed from the use of chemicals & harmful contaminants.
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Welcome to this post: 6 Reasons for Fitness Apart from Appearance.
6 Reasons for Fitness Apart from Appearance
First, there’s so much talk around getting “in shape” and attaining a desired appearance. But, it’s important to afford that this is not the only way to view fitness. In addition, it can feel completely liberating to establish a relationship with fitness that truly feels great to you. Furthermore, having a workout regime that you truly love and look forward to is far more promising than doing it a way you were told it should be done, while ignoring your instincts.
Your Lymphatic system is crucial in internal cleansing, purification & detoxification. A cleaner inside is a healthier inside. Furthermore, the benefits of a high functioning lymphatic system are far reaching in terms of hormonal health & energy levels.
In our busy lives where we hustle around, we lose our connection to ourselves. Working out, moving the body, having a fitness routine (whatever you’d like to call it) helps you to carve out that crucial time to reconnect to yourself.
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Still, the last few years of being a human on this planet have felt especially challenging for many of us. However, you do hold a power within you to mitigate the angsty atmosphere. Specifically, looking to fitness as a stress relief, a re-centering and a mood boost can keep us in a happier place.
Spinal health is so indicative of how the rest of our body is functioning. Remember that all nerves file thru the spinal cord at some point. This means that impingements on those nerves can cause your digestive system, nervous system, etc. to name a few. Let’s have our own backs!
We have likely all felt that at some point. For example, maybe you attempt something that feels out of reach, but you take the leap. You risk it, you go for it. Thus, you surprise yourself as you land on both feet. This accomplishment leaves you feeling capable and wondering why you ever doubted yourself. This is where confidence can be born.
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Our emotional & mental health are not separate from our physical health. They are so deeply intertwined, and yet this notion is not commonly talked about in the discussion of working out. Moving the body can truly help to activate and release stagnant feelings & emotions. This will leave you clearer, lighter and more at peace. Fitness is a beautiful gift you can give to yourself to help your wellness from the inside out.
Reframing how we view fitness, working out and moving the body can truly transform our relationships to our bodies. In addition, it’s powerful! Make fitness what you want it to be. Pay attention to what feels good to you. Also, It may look different than the next person’s routine. That’s actually a good sign. To illustrate, It’s an indicator that you are not distracted by what’s going on around you. You are in tune with your own needs and you are honoring them. Read more on the topic of body connection & accepting yourself in this post.
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Welcome to this post: 15 Clean Skincare Travel Essentials.
What’s in my travel bag? I got inspired to share this post while I was packing for a trip from Kansas City to DFW back in April 2021, So, what better chance to share some fave picks with you. Stay tuned for this post: 2.0 that will peak into my makeup bag.
This deodorant works! We all know how hard it is to find a deodorant that prevents the stink, lasts all day, has only natural ingredients and smells good. Blue tansy is known to help redness and irritation, as well.
It’s hard to pick favorites, but this oil is amongst the tippy top of my list. It smells incredible and most importantly, the ingredients are gorgeously harvested. The thoughtfulness makes this oil one of the most effective and calming for my skin.
Lip balm often gets overlooked, or we may just grab what’s around. But, I have to say that with this one specifically, you can tell this formula is truly restorative. It’s not just hydrating for the lips. It’s like a lip treatment, balm and even a primer for lip stick.
They also make a lighter version for the blondes! Love that this formula is easy to apply, blends right into my hair and gives my roots a boost. Non toxic dry shampoo is extra important for those who struggle with hair fall or hair loss. Many generic dry shampoos contain aluminum, which can noticeably exacerbate hair loss.
I apply a couple drops of this to the tip of my tongue after brushing, then I work it around my mouth. Essentially, I’m massaging this into my teeth & gums with my tongue. You could also apply it with a finger or toothbrush.
Literally, what a joy for me to support and love on the world of cleaner beauty products. It’s seriously such a pleasure. Let me know what your experience is like with these products! Let’s nerd out.
Also, be on the lookout for another blog post coming all about clean makeup travel essentials!
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Welcome to this post: Naturally Decaf Coffee Alternatives.
Lately, I’ve been playing around with an afternoon beverage change up. Instead of drinking coffee after noon, I’ve experienced some positive feelings from switching over to a low or no caff drink. This practice also gives me a moment of pause to stop drinking coffee and drink some water. I’m sure I run on the dehydrated end of the water-consumption spectrum, so this is a needed stopper.
I feel gratitude that companies like this even exists. Having been in this blogging space since 2012; I’ve seen the development of new product releases and natural product trends. While I don’t think that no caff is a trend, per se, I do think that these companies have created exceptionally-made options for those that are either looking to stay away from caffeine all together, or just intermittently.
This brand had me at the list of superfoods. The masala chai component offers up 1/7 of the caffeine that a cup of coffee provides. I like this, as I’m not looking for a caffeine hit when I drink this.
The earthy, lightly spicy (from the cinnamon) nature of Mud Wtr’s flavor is really nice. I bet during the holidays you could really nail a fall-inspired warm drink, using this as the base.
I like to prepare this with steamed, unsweetened coconut milk, or hot water if I’m in a pinch. Actually, both of those things require time to heat up a liquid. So, maybe I just pick the milk when I want something more rich & creamy, and water when I’m in more of a “black coffee” mood.
Note: the founder of Mud Wtr, Shane, is a fellow Crossfitter. What’s up!
Caffeine free, acid free, prebiotic, & full of superfoods. Teeccino’s line of drinks is truly unique. From chicory herbal coffees, to mushroom herbal coffees to prebiotic herbal coffees, there are so many formulations to choose from. Based on your preferences and needs, you may opt for one of their lines over the other.
The Dandelion Mocha Chicory Herbal Coffee is my favorite go-to blend. If I want a plain cup that mimics black coffee vibes, I opt for the Dandelion Dark Roast Chicory Herbal Coffee.
However, the flavors of all of them really hit the mark for me. I love the variety they offer and tend to rotate them all. They offer the option to search their products by dietary restriction (i.e. nut free, gluten free, keto, paleo). I thought of my community here as I noticed that on their site. So helpful!
I’ll continue to play around with coffee alternatives similar to Mud Wtr & Teeccino–and likely rotate them depending on the mood I’m in. There is another brand I’m going to try soon. I haven’t confirmed that I like it, but I will add it to this list if that’s the case!
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