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Archive for March, 2010

First things first

This is it, my blog about living green. There will be a lot of other things I’m sure I will chat/rant/flutter/kibitz about on here but I started this blog to try and make sense of my new circumstances.

For those who don’t know I was diagnosed with a number of allergies/intolerances that have been interfering with my adrenal & circulatory systems. What that means is that things that I was eating or being exposed to on a daily basis were either stressing out or weakening these systems in my body which was causing a great deal of discomfort.

I have to thank the woman who helped me to realize just how ill I really am – Ruth Thompson – she is a wonderful lady; a proponent of holistic healing, a nutritionist and it was through her orthomolecular assessment of me that we discovered all the issues.

As crazy as that all sounds, since I have started following her advice I am feeling substantially better. Her advice: no wheat, dairy, red meat or veggies from the nightshade family. As well I am taking a probiotic, vitamin B12, vitamin D and green tea. I drink a lot more organic tea, eat better & have cut my caffeine intake. I have also stopped using makeup, and anything that has parabens or sodium laurel sulfate in it.

I have known for a while, since reading the “Green Beauty Guide” that what manufacturers of the beauty products we use every day would like us to believe are beneficial are really slowly poisoning us. After meeting Ruth I realized just how true that is.

So, that’s it in a nutshell. I’m trying to eat better, sleep better (which is much harder than you think) and generally live a better, greener life. On that path I’m going to be growing my own herbs, make my own essential oils, flower waters and eventually my own beauty products.

It’s all going to take time, patience, & unfortunately, money. But hang with me, I’ll be posting recipes, books to read & natural healing sites.

Hang tight!

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Guilt!

Ok. So perhaps this is not the best way to start a blog but I have to pour it out somewhere.

I HATE “HAVE TOs”!

I have to complete my thesis. I have to work at the store. I have to be chipper, cheery & chummy so that everyone I encounter knows that my life is just frakking (thanks for the word Feith!) peachy keen. I have to clean, pack, unpack, smile, work, think, do . . . .

But I don’t want to. No, I am not depressed. I’m just tired of all the expectations that get heaped upon us on a daily basis.

Yes, I want to finish my thesis. I have worked too long & too hard to get this far to let it go now; although being a notorious procrastinator and quitter I’m sure I’ll find a way to screw it up somehow.

Yes, I love my store but I don’t want the feeling that I have to be there anymore because things won’t run right if I’m not. Which leads me to my first frustration – the fact that I can’t leave the store to work on my thesis.

Yes, I know I have to clean my house because if I don’t we’ll live in squalor & will likely all develop some very nasty illnesses but I hate the expectation that it will be done because it is something I should do, that I’m supposed to do.

Yes, I do like being happy, chipper and sweet but why do I have to be that way all the time or it’s assumed that I’m depressed, repressed or some other form of psychosis. Sometimes I just feel like being nothing. Is that so wrong?

Yes, I want to live healthy, green & I want to make a lot of things with my own two hands – it’s what makes me feel truly productive – but the fact that I have been told I “have to” because of the effect that it is having on my body & the world irks me. It irks me to have a body that seems so woefully deficient.

There it is. My rant in a nutshell (no allergy there).

But I’m left wondering, if I hate the “have to” expectations so much & I’m attempting to push them all away, why do I have to feel so guilty about it?

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Newly Begun

Okay, so here it is. My Blog. Follow along if you wish. I’m not really sure where this is going to lead but I’m sure it will be a fabulous journey. I do have lots on my plate but all of it is positive in nature. As I said on my Facebook status – “I’m putting it out there. So deal with it!”

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