“And the time came when the risk to remain in a tight bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin It’s that magical time of year again, the sunshine grows stronger, birds are singing, butterflies are fluttering and the flowers have gracefully blossomed all around us. As we witness the beauty of Mother Earth unfolding in front of our eyes, we feel the natural desire to want to grow ourselves. This is the time of year to welcome all change in our lives in order to fully blossom and continue growing into our best-selves. This means taking care of ourselves. Getting proper rest, eating more greens, getting outside more, spending time with yourself, building new habits, saying no to old patterns, moving your body more, reading more books, meditating, developing a gratitude practice, surrounding yourself with supportive people, and most importantly, believing that you can change! It all starts with being open to the change that you seek and giving yourself the permission to grow. Growth takes time, but with some self-love and patience, it will flow through you and help you blossom into the best version of yourself. Radiate love & sunshine and we will all continue to bloom!
It’s that time of year again, when friends and families travel near & far to gather around the table, bringing love, smiles & thankfulness! At my house, it’s tradition that before gobbling down all the savory goodness, we go around the table and say one thing we are thankful for. I thought during this season of giving, we could raise our awareness at this special gathering we call Thanksgiving, as it wouldn’t even be possible without the gifts of Mother Earth. So why not focus on giving thanks back to her? Here’s a little gift from me to you, in order to help us give back to our Earth. After all, this is a gift that keeps on giving! 1) Conserve Water – Most of us aren’t as mindful as we should be when it comes to water, considering it is our most precious resource! Take shorter showers, turn off the water while brushing your teeth and only run dishwasher when it’s full. 2) Grow Something from Seed – Try building a planter box, patio garden or windowsill. You can also use seeds harvested from your organic produce 3) Plant a Tree – Trees slowly remove carbon from the atmosphere. One tree might absorb as much as one ton of carbon during a 40-year lifespan! 4) Compost Food Waste – Check out Pinterest for incredibly easy ways to do this! 5) Eat Organic – Shop local and support a nearby Farmer’s Market to beat the 15,000 miles produce can travel to get to your local grocery store. 6) Switch to Sustainable Products – Say no to single use plastics! Use a paper or metal straw/cup, switch to a bamboo toothbrush, and use eco-friendly grocery bags. Check out Stasher Bags, Eco Bags, Simply Straws & Mizu Water Bottles. 7) Recycle – Recycling is the best way to prevent unnecessary trash in landfills. Donate clothing you don’t want, kitchen accessories, toys & appliances. Hosting a *clothing swap* with friends can also be a fun way to recycle old treasure. 8) Power Down – Unplug any unused appliances in your household. Your energy bill & Mother Earth will thank you for it later. 9) Join or Organize a Community Clean-up – Help keep our neighborhoods & beaches clean before it has a chance to pollute the ocean! 10) Say Thank You to her every day, she hears you loud & clear! <3