Hey hey! I'm back, and for good reason! I miss sharing all my beauty product knowledge (still my #1 hobby but alas, being a crazy career mom doesn't allow me hours a week to document my findings and share them with you).
But do you know what my #2 hobby is? Its trying to live a plastic-free and low-waste life! Its sort of my own spin on minimalism (which is a huge goal of mine but I have a lot of things to overcome first before I am ready to commit to minimalism!)
Years ago I discovered that the chemicals, GMOs, microbeads, synthetics, etc in the food and products I was using were poisoning me, and I believe it that was causing my anxiety and migraines. It was not long after I started eating organic and got rid of chemicals in my home did I make a huge recovery from debilitating migraines and got my anxiety under control through holistic healing practices. I've nearly abandoned western medicine in my life, and my family's life, and we have never thrived more!
One of my biggest discoveries was realizing that plastics, or really, non-natural materials, around me were suffocating me. Waste and excess gave me the mental feeling of chaos and it contributed to my anxiety. I'd say that 5 years ago, I was having 2-3 panic attacks a week, bringing me to my knees and making it unsafe for me to drive!
I've come full circle with my understanding of plastics and waste in general, and I'm learning new tricks and becoming more aware of the World on this journey. I'm by no means perfect, but I strive to achieve my own version of success with plastics, and I want to take advantage of "Plastic Free July" as an opportunity to share with my beauty community what I've been up to and how you can get involved too!
If you've read along so far, and you're interested in hearing more - consider at one point that you might want to make this pledge:
Over the next month, I am going to share with you some great tips and what I'm doing to live plastic-free!