This past week, I had the privilege of attending my very first natural products expo in Baltimore. As a blogger (or "influencer") who focuses on healthy living and being very passionate about healthy eating and non-toxic products in my own personal life, this event was like Disneyland for me. Granted, I was a little like a deer in headlights at the beginning, due to the sheer immensity of it all. But it was also super exciting, getting the opportunity to speak with so many amazing companies and people in the industry and getting to sample so many delicious new products.
Today's guest post comes from Thai Nguyen at The Utopian Life and the folks at Visme. They reached out to me since they know I am a big proponent of living a joyful, abundant life! And they have some handy tips for how you can "hack" into the happy chemicals in your body.
So what do you say... ready to start hacking? Take it away guys...
Has someone ever told you that you can’t control what you feel? Well contrary to that belief, your feelings are very much in your control. You may not be able to control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it.
One of the hardest areas of the home for many people to de-clutter is their closet.
It can easily become a bit of a "black hole" without you realizing it and before you know it, you can barely make room to put your laundry away.
But if some of that clutter taking over your closet consists of old t-shirts, boy do I have some good news for you.
You want to hear something ridiculous?
The U.S. government has not passed a federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients in personal care products since 1938.*
Want to hear something even more ridiculous?
Many of the 80,000 chemicals commonly found in beauty care products today do not have safety data.*
Yep, that's the truth. And if that's not crazy enough...
Ready to start eating more cleanly but don't know where to start?
It's easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of having to "revamp" your entire kitchen to start eating cleaner, but it doesn't have to be that way. I remember a few years ago, feeling the same way... wondering how I would ever remember what I was supposed to look for, what I needed to get rid of and what I could replace it with instead.
So, I am here to make your life a little easier! :)
When you hear the word "journal," what do you think of?
A weathered leather book with deep philosophical thoughts? A color-coded planner filled with business plans and ideas? A fuzzy pink diary with a lock that contains all your childhood dreams?
The truth is, a journal is none of these things. Or it could be all of these things! A journal, simply put, is a place to dump your brain.
Why do you need to dump your brain you ask?
Just over five years ago, I was living a pretty "typical" American life. Meaning, I had a job (or should I say jobs) that I didn't like, mounds of debt, I ate a diet that consisted of a lot of sugar, dairy, wheat & processed/convenience foods, I seemed to always be tired & sick and basically, I was just "surviving" my life everyday instead of living it.
I would wake up and go through the motions just to get through the day. But overall, the days seemed to be filled with more stress, anxiety and fatigue than they were with joy or peace.
Have you ever seen the FedEx logo?
Of course you have. But have you seen the hidden arrow in the logo? No?
Take a look again right now and see if you see it...
Do you see it? I'll give you a hint... it's between the "E" and the "x." Ahhh... yes, there it is! And now I bet you won't ever be able to look at the logo again without seeing it!
Isn't it funny how that works? Something that's been there all along, right under your nose... yet, you weren't able to see it because you were looking at it in a different way.
So often, this is true for us in life as well.
A few weeks ago, I made an appearance on a local morning show. I was on there talking about what I call "bucket list living" and giving tips for people on how they can get started living a more meaningful and exciting life, instead of putting it off until later.
It's a topic I am super passionate about. I've written about it numerous times and taught many webinars, as well as my e-course on the same topic. Yet, there I was... a nervous wreck before airtime, giving myself a stomach ache and after it was over... well, that's when the real attack started.
Did you know that even those of us that eat clean can still come up short when it comes to our nutrition?
That's because a diet that is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and even GMO-free can still be lacking in vitamins and minerals that are essential for overall health. Unless you're eating vegetables all day, everyday, you may still be coming up with a nutritional gap. In fact, my naturopath told me that I need to be eating at least 7 cups of vegetables a day! 7 cups!