Living a Natural Lifestyle

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Natural Lifestyle…what does that even mean? Well, it depends on who you ask. There’s lots of opinions on this subject and it doesn’t have to be as difficult or limiting as you might think. I’m going to share the how and why to my desire to have a natural lifestyle.

What is a Natural Lifestyle?

In my mind it means…

  • Slowing down just a bit
  • Trying to replace as many toxins in my home as possible with healthier options (This includes food choices.)
  • Choosing to put more back into my environment than I take from it.

I know that those three things might seem just about impossible. However, it’s not so hard if you change one little habit at a time. 

Plus, we need to remember that there’s no such thing as a completely natural lifestyle. It just isn’t possible in the world we live in today.

And, my brand stand is all about avoiding overwhelm and remembering we should never compare ourselves to others in the first place.

Okay, I think I just heard you take a deep breath! That’s right…there’s no judgement here.

What’s Your “Why” for Choosing a Natural Lifestyle?

For some of us, we are raised up with the idea of choosing natural ingredients over man-made. Maybe we had “crunchy” moms, or mothers that really focused on a healthy home. I love my Momma, but she was not super health conscious. So, that is not my driving force behind becoming a natural health educator.

For me, it started with my mother-in-law. She’s a naturopath and she helped me to see I needed to start making some changes, especially after I found out I had an auto-immune disease. I was tired…all…the…time. This was also during the time when we were all diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome or just told that were probably just…tired. I mean, at that time I had just had my second daughter, was nursing, and working from home all while helping manage our ranch. Of course I was tired. However, there was more to it than “just” being a new mother. That was in 2000.

My Catalyst for Making Changes

Time goes on and we reach the true driving catalyst to my choosing to work on being more natural. Within 9 months time, my father, grandmother, and infant daughter passed away. That was from 2005-2006.

Our daughter passed away from an infection after surgery.

Four months later we found out my father had cancer. It was later determined that the asbestos on his navy ship more than likely led to his developing lung cancer later in life. (So, that’s why I included this picture.)

My grandmother had a stroke two months after that and then Grandma and Daddy passed away within a month of each other.

Before my father passed away, he looked at me and said, “Learn from me”. Well, Dad! That’s what I’ve been doing since 2006. Boom! My journey to really make some changes was launched. Slowly but surely, I’ve made changes over the years. First, I switched to natural skin care products and removed fragrance from my home.

Since then, I’ve gone on to learn more about herbs and essential oils and understand what’s in the food I eat. I’m now a master herbalist, animal aromatherapist, and considered a natural health educator. Yep! I’m pretty passionate about this stuff these days.

Change Takes Time

However, I don’t have an all or nothing attitude. Change can be slow. Change takes time.  

So, I’m here to be your guide on this journey. I am patient and kind. You’re not alone. This is about making choices. I still eat pizza and drink wine on occasion. If you’re looking for an all or nothing kind of gal, I’m probably not your cup of tea.

I have a gift to help you get started too! One of the first natural remedies I learned to make was a soothing salve. I have created a guide to help you learn more about making some for yourself.

Continue Learning

I would love to help you figure out a way to get started on your own journey to natural health. Together we can come up with a plan that will work keeping your goals in mind.

There are several ways you can continue to learn from me.

Stay well and be blessed,

Deborah

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2 Comments

  1. I love your first post!! “Crunchy “ mom made me laugh out loud! Please keep these posts coming!!!💕

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