Change is coming…in every area of life it seems right now. Well, almost every area. My marriage is still awesome. My kids are still awesome. I have loving friends and the best family anyone could ask for.
But this blog is changing. It’s interesting how I started this blog to help people, to share my thoughts, and to pass on the things that I am learning about living a healthier life.
But I became so focused on the food side of things that I forgot severeral vital areas that greatly impact our health.
In the interest of keeping it fresh and new I was posting heavy content nearly every day. It took hours; generally from around 10pm-1am. And it meant that I wasn’t getting enough sleep.
that’s not healthy.
In the interest of unveiling some truths about food, the food industry, and companies that I feel are misleading us and making us sick I brought upon myself a wave of controversy and comments that made my blood pressure rise so rapidly that I could feel it; hot and thick in my ears every time a new one came in. It preoccupied my thoughts and stole time from my children. It made me anxious to read my emails.
that’s not healthy.
So, I’m making some changes. And it’s scary. Because I may lose some of you. But I have decided to leave the hard digging, the world-changing, the corporate fighting to those folks who can handle it better than I can…or who have employees ;)
I also have a competitive nature about me and I found myself feeling threatened by other bloggers doing the “same” thing. It’s so embarrassing to admit that, but I’ve found immense freedom in releasing myself from all of it. This blog has forced me to take a look into my own soul and consider who I truly am, at the very core of me. It’s been a slow process, but the freedom in truth is all worth it.
Of course, I will continue to read, learn, and pass on their information. But I’m not looking for this blog to become a full-time job.
I already have one of those:
So, in the interest of health, I am going to start posting simpler, shorter little excerpts from my life, hopefully on a daily basis. Every once in a while I’ll do some massive research and come up with something that may be ground-breaking information. But usually, I’ll be sharing snippets of my day. Sure, there will always be health tips in there, because natural living is a huge part of my life. Like today, when my precious friend whom I haven’t seen in far too long dropped by completely out of nowhere to bring me some homemade almond milk and these amazing brownies (made from the almond pulp) sweetened with dates that are to die for…which I am eating as I type.
Perhaps God told her that I needed to see a friend today. Perhaps she’s just that thoughtful.
Either way, her thoughtfulness reminded me of what we are all to be about. Love.
I want to pursue love more than I want to pursue health. There. I said it. No, I won’t be changing my lifestyle. But I don’t want any of my dearest to feel that I am ever judging them for making different choices than I make with regard to what I feed my family. I also don’t want to feel the pressure to do it all perfectly so that I’m not exposed as a hypocrite. I can’t do it all right, and I had put the pressure on myself to do so. I don’t want to have to feel that I have to be “right” all the time. Because I’m not.
We are all just doing the best that we can and it makes me anxious to take on the world in the way that I have tried to do in the past.
So, I hope you will stick around. There is so much beauty that I am discovering in the letting go. In the peace. In the calm.
There are some amazing people that I can’t wait to introduce you to that have nothing to do with natural living. They are just incredible and I want you to know them.
I’m going to be partnering with this incredible food blogger who creates amazing recipes, I have an interview with an Olympic athlete that will change the way you think about fitness…there’s so much that is coming, I can’t wait!!!
Because while I believe that avoiding GMO’s and eating local organic foods is really important, what’s more important is the pursuit of Love. Because love brings about peace. And peace washes away anxiety and stress.
And that, my friends, is where true health is found.
I’ve begun reading this blog, called becoming minimalist, which is so inspiring. We are soooo close to moving into our dream home, and before then, I am determined to toss, sell or give away 1/3 of all of our belongings.
As I am writing this I realize that this isn’t what I sat down to write about at all. I don’t know where this came from but I’m going with it. It’s often the posts that come from my gut, out of nowhere that end up having the most impact. They are also the ones that I enjoy writing the most.
So there it is. I’m so excited.
Oh…and ps: that new blog design that I’ve been hinting at? It’s coming! I’ve had some designs come back that are just amazing. I can’t wait to get all the wrinkles worked out and show you the final result…and FINALLY do a giveaway amiright?!!
live well. be well.