Your Wellness Routine
Developing a nourishing, holistic routine has been an ongoing process for our family. Because while we love love LOVE healthy living, sometimes we get sidetracked by say a cronut, or a cold pint of German beer ( that last one is totally my guilty pleasure).But see, this is where my thoughts on health and wellness may differ from other health conscious folks.
I spent many years of my childhood in Europe, and the basis for everything there was enjoying life, especially savouring a good meal.Back in the 90s, there were few chemicals used and almost no genetically modified foods in Europe. People valued where their food came from, and what went into recipes. This, to me, is what’s important.
- Cooking with whole foods.
Avoiding genetically modified frankenfoods
Purchasing chemical-free or organic over conventional
Using alternative, side effect free medicine and preventative healthcare
Valuing a slow, low stress lifestyle
I’m going to guess that like me, you want to create a nourishing routine that’s easy to maintain and feels right for you. That’s why I created this page! I want you to have ample resources and encouragement as you get started on your path to holistic living.Below you’ll find tips I give to my Life Coaching clients and readers, including blog posts I’ve written and courses or books that have been helpful to me.
To really savour your life, slowing down and simplifying is key, in my humble opinion. Getting rid of what weighs you down and clearing up your schedule can have a tremendous affect on your wellbeing. That’s why I always tell my Life Coaching clients who are yearning to pursue their dreams that if they want the clarity necessary to follow their callings, they need to declutter.
And not just get rid of physical clutter, but mental stress too.
And instead of the triple shot half caffeinated whatever, sippin’ on some yerba mate or green tea? Or heck, organic coffee? Or fresh juice?
DIY Skincare Products
(or purchase natural ones)
Investing In Essential Oils
If you’re looking for products, courses, and other cool things to help you craft your holistic regime, let me share with you the tools that have helped our family.
For starters, there’s iherb. Cheap international shipping plus huge discounts on everything from vitamins and skin care products to organic mac and cheese. We’ve been using them religiously for 5 years now! Click here for more info.
If you’re looking to make your own natural medicine, check outBulk Herb Storeand Mountain Rose Herbsfor organic herbs and supplies for herbal tinctures, balms, etc. My favorite herbs and such? Goji berries, schizandra ( that’s my key to great skin!), he shou wu, and chaga. Good stuff, and super affordable!
If you’re looking for pre-made tinctures, Surthrival is where it’s at.Want a natural energy boost, or an immune enhancer for the winter months? We love their chaga and reishi extracts!
How about getting a cool kit to create different eco friendly products and crafts with your kids? Home Grown Collective is a pretty awesome monthly subscription box to help you do just that.
For some amazing, world-class herbalism and essential oils training, I highly recommend the Herbal Academy of New England and Vintage Remedies Their online courses are loaded with training, recipes, how tos, colourful illustrations, photos, printables, and videos to help make learning about herbs easy and fun! We are enrolled in all of their courses and highly recommend them!