I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.
I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Friday, December 11, 2009
It continues to amaze me how clueless I can be about my own body sometimes. This happens too often! I find that I have a headache. Or I'm feeling really tired for reasons I can't figure out. Or this or that. Sometimes, and only sometimes, it occurs to me that I haven't had any water that day, or for hours. I drink, I feel better. Well DUH! That happened today. It's such an obvious thing, but again and again I forget to drink water, and I end up feeling physically drained in one way or another. Hello?! Funny thing is, I almost always have a bottle of water around in the house. (Getting myself to bring it with me when I'm out is another story.) I guess you can lead a horse to water................