February 04,2014I used to have a one-track mind regarding this topic- always favoring snacking. But after more research and experience, I have come to realize that both are right! The key? Find out which works best for you and then learn how to do it right.
I’m a big believer in going herbal when it comes to cleaning house! Most of the so-called “cleaning” products that are around the house are loaded with toxic chemicals that wreak havoc on our bodies. Take a look under your sink and plug your products into the Environmental Working Groups website and see how they rank in terms of healthiness! It’s terrifying then completely empowering! You can then use their website as a guide to find replacements, or even better, make your own cleaners!
Feeling reflective today? Me too! Time to take a few moments or days to cleanse our minds and revisit the good and flush out the bad as another year comes to a close. This is life. Looking back, how was your year? Was 2013 good to you? Were you good to yourself, friends and family? What plans do you have for 2014? Will it be a year of advancing personally or professionally? A year to learn a new skill, practice a new hobby, change jobs, travel, exercise, adventure or will you resolve to relax and will yourself to slow down more often, be more present, and never be too busy.
I have a major sweet tooth, and cookies are like my kryptonite. Most of the year I'm pretty good at moderation, but when December hits, all bets are off. This time of year, my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest feeds are full of nothing but amazing holiday sweets: peppermint fudge combos, spice cookies, gingerbread houses, snowball cookies, coookies shaped like snowflakes or ornaments, eggnog baked into every treat imaginable. And then there are the annual cookie swaps and the treats that get brought into the office. It's tough out there!
A cleanse is a very thougthful gift to give to a friend or family member. Perhaps you know someone who has been interested in trying a cleanse, but hasn't bought one for him/herself? Or someone dear to you who could really benefit from the practice, but has never considered and may be pleasantly surprised? Or "What do I get for __________ ?" - that person in your life that has everything, why not a cleanse? It's an experience gift that anyone and everyone can benefit from both physically and mentally!