How the holistic beauty journey could change your life & health forever
How are you feeling today beautiful?
How does your body feel? Are you energetic, alive or radiant?
…or are you tired, weary and sluggish?
Let me ask you this question, do the latter of those words resonate with you more than the former?
The journey towards holistic beauty begins with asking yourself that simple question – how do I feel inside? how do I feel outside? are the two aligned with one another?
You see beauty, something occurred to me today as I sat down to write my next blog post. One part of me was eager to share more musings on natural beauty, ingredients, do’s and don’ts, but the other part of me felt compelled to take five on the holistic beauty journey. As I experienced this inner battle, I began to notice an overwhelming feeling of compassion. Compassion for those of you that may be starting out on the journey or even a little curious about how I got to become this crazy green-beauty loving woman?
It has been a journey in the true sense of the word. It was not an overnight shift. Yes, some significant changes have been implemented, but there was definitely no dramatic spiritual awakening that one might have in order to move in a holistic direction.
I did not suffer a life or death experience, nor was I severely unwell.
But there was a solid period of my life, not so long ago, that I suffered chronic allergies and poor skin quality. It wasn’t the sort of stuff that left you in bed for days, but I was frequently unwell. The pattern looked a little like this – regularly on antibiotics, one surgery, a 3+ year course of immunotherapy, various Eastern healing methods, cleansing and various potions that tasted like dirt all in an effort to ‘cure’ myself. All that aside, I saw the most significant shifts when I begun to make small changes in areas of my life that had an impact on my every day vitality.
Being miserable on and off, and never knowing a true feeling of ‘wellness’ not only impacts your outer beauty, but also takes a toll on your inner beauty.
Over the last 5 years, I focused on way the I viewed my health. I decided that I was not after instant ‘cure’ nor was I interested in masking the symptoms as I had done for so long. Instead, I looked at my body as a whole – the physical body, the mind and the spirit. Very quickly, I began to realise that true beauty was going to be achieved once I took a holistic approach. With this holistic approach, over time many of the symptoms I had been experiencing on a daily basis were becoming infrequent.
So what are the significant areas of my life that I began to make changes in?
- Dramatically reducing alcohol consumption
- Choosing to eat as much Organic fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy as possible
- Reduced the amount of time spent sitting
- Frequent exercise, and mixing it up seasonally
- Meditation and Yoga, mindset and stress as well as learning to let go of toxic environments
- Sleep. Period.
- Boosting my immune system with probiotics, anti-inflammatory foods, seasonal eating and juices
You are probably feeling a little overwhelmed at such a list beauty? How could I implement all that I hear you say. But remember, this was not an overnight thing, it is a journey. These small steps over a period of time create an overall and long-lasting BIG change.
In order to help you experience the journey, over the coming weeks, I am excited to say that we will be diving into each of these areas in a little more detail. A guide of sorts to living a life of holistic beauty.
But before I go, I would like to leave you with one parting thought from Danielle LaPorte, remember…
‘Your body is a miracle’.