Those of you might remember that I ate a primarily plant-based diet (ie. vegan) for about 5-6 years. It was actually one of the best decisions as my body was dying for nutrients that a 100% plant-based eating lifestyle can provide. At the time, my stress levels were overflowing and the boost of vitamins and nutrients were helpful in healing.
Thank you for the great response a few weeks back on post about “Body Love” and the importance of finding a healthy connection with your body. On the heels of that discussion, I joined a coaching group that was created to help health practitioners like myself work with clients that struggle with unhealthy patterns of eating.
I’m so glad that you stopped by today because I have such an important message and story to share. In fact, it’s something that I haven’t shared before. But, first, you all know that I’ve been working on my nutrition certification, right? Getting up in the early mornings (before my day job) to help develop plans for women to address and support their health concerns is what drives me! I just love it.
Have you ever felt “burned-out”? Maybe you can’t get to sleep or you can’t wake up in the morning. Maybe you’re constantly sluggish and the smallest issue becomes a REALLY BIG DEAL. I know that I have. In fact, I’m suffering with it myself as we speak.
I’ve been delving back into my nutrition books to learn more about this very common, yet rarely spoken about “burn-out” syndrome called adrenal fatigue.
Well hello there! Sooooo, I’ve ended a crazy crazy week. How about yourself? I’m always about the honesty and I don’t shy away from sharing. I’m struggling with my own health right now mostly based on my managing (or rather, not managing) the stress in my life. I’m doing my best by getting rest, eating as much plant-forward as possible, and getting low impact exercise like yoga, and walking. You will love my recent post where I talk about my practice of self-care and I share my Coconut Avocado Banana Nourishing Hair & Face Mask (PS. it’s all edible too!).
In my early 30’s, I suffered from high anxiety as a result of my high-stress, corporate job. This also impacted my digestion where I ended up bloated and uncomfortable after most meals. As a result, in my late 20’s and early 30’s I suffered with skin issues that I thought was only meant for teenagers. My sleep was also impacted where I slept restlessly and I woke up lethargic, and with low energy. Coffee became my best friend. Does that sound like you?
It was a crazy week for me. I’m always is trying to manage my day job with my nutrition studies along with keeping this website up to date with amazing recipes such as this one! For me, balance is essential but it can often be put on the back burner when I’m stuck in the chaos of life. Do you know what I mean?
You know that about 5 years ago I made some significant lifestyle and diet changes in my life. This was in response to the extreme anxiety that I was dealing with. At the time, I thought it was my high-stress job (and it certainly was). But it was also connected to my diet. So, I educated myself and made some significant changes to start the repair process and I succeeded.
It was during that time that I also learned about how everyday products that we use in our home can affect our health. Skin care products are definitely something that you need to take a look at when you are embarking on a wellness journey. The chemicals in many of these products that the ability to affect our endocrine system. In fact, we’re only beginning to learn about the long term effects that these chemicals will have on our overall health.
Today, I am so passionate about non-toxic skin care. I am so delighted to have Lisa Mattan, Founder of Sahajan Organic Skin Care to talk about:
– the importance of non-toxic skin care;
– the popularity of ayuvedic principles and plant-food for skin;
– the best foods for your skin;
– and, a little personal look inside Lisa’s entrepreneurial life.
Okay, okay. Maybe goals don’t necessary suck exactly so let me tell you where I am coming from.
Can you remember a time where you wanted to achieve something REALLY bad? A desire that you just couldn’t squash? It could be getting that promotion. Maybe it’s a romantic relationship. For some of you, it could be health related such as weight loss. For most of my life, I just wanted happiness. But as my life unfolds, right now, it is establishing my platform to inspire and help others. Big stuff.