Deep thoughts by Becky Wells....
As I scroll through different social media sites, it's hard not to notice the great polarity that is pulsating in our world.
Different ends of the spectrum screaming at the top of their lungs or laptops, striving to prove that what they believe is true and influence or change those minds that believe something completely different.
The thing is... what is the truth? Have you ever really asked yourself that question?
Why is YOUR truth the truth and not someone else’s?
Our beliefs, or really what we deem to be “truth”, is merely a compilation of our filters, conditions, experiences, traumas, and belief-systems we’ve picked up throughout our entire lives.
We pick them up from our culture, family, friends, peers, media, society, and the ALL the information we chose to absorb and digest.
This leads us to see that EVERYONE has their own version of truth, their unique bio-individual version of their truth.
How can we...
I have a confession to make.
I'm addicted to lip balm. Please tell me I'm not alone!
Years ago, after discovering a main ingredient in Burt's Bees, my then favorite Chapstick, is canola oil... a concentrated toxic and chemical filled oil, I had to find something better.
I mean you put this on your mouth and don't tell me you never lick your lips...
I was on a mission.
I searched Sprout's and Wholefoods. Every option was pricey and in a plastic containers. Boo.
Using pure organic ingredients is key. The initial cost is higher than just buying a stick at the store, but the quality of your balm and cost per lip cover is ultimately less expensive... and not toxic!
Oh and let's not forget, made with pure and simple ingredients!!
We don't need to put toxic chemicals in or on our mouth my friends :)
So here are my tips when making your very own lip balm:
Please tell me there I am not the only one who deals with dirty socks PLAGUING my floors? What is it about boys (do girls do this?) leaving their dirty worn socks just sprawled on the floor?
I get so tired of asking them to be picked up, I just save my breath and do it myself! In the spirit of this conundrum, my socks poem....
Thanks for reading :)
In love, Becky
Do you know what scares me most?
The idea of not fulfilling my mission on earth. Not fully living my truest soul-expression.
The thing is, EVERY human being on this planet has a mission, a unique and bio-individual purpose that we are specifically designed to be embody during our life.
Our soul longs to be heard and expressed. This is the longing so many of us feel as a void that must be filled with things, whether it be handbags, shoes, shopping, amazon packages (you can see what I tend to fill it with), drugs, alcohol, even exercise or nonstop working habits. There are millions of things one can try and fill the void with… but it can and never will be filled. It will only continue to long and crave it’s full expression without shame, fear, and self-doubt.
What keeps us from living this optimal version of ourselves?
There are a few things I’ve...
Elderberry is one of the most powerful plants I keep in my medicinal “chest”, especially during the winter season.
Check this out, a new study, “has shown that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus. It inhibits the early stages of an infection by blocking key viral proteins responsible for both the viral attachment and entry into the host cells.” (Source)
Australian scientists discovered how elderberry compounds inhibit the flu virus’s replication and entry into our cells, at the same time it strengthens the body’s immune response to the virus!
Elderberry, known as Sambucus, is a kind of flowering plant that contains antioxidants that can help relieve colds, fight the flu, and help balance the immune system. You can find many options at your local health-focused grocer OR you can make your own!
Some of the benefits of taking elderberry are:
Waking up to water is one of the first piece of advice I give to anyone looking to move themselves towards optimal health!
It is estimated that over 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration!
Don't be a part of that 75%! Dehydration causes a multitude of health issues and keeping hydrated is one of the most important things you can do every day of your life!
Rule of thumb drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water every day! For example, a 120 pound woman would need to drink 60 ounces of water every day.
120/2 = 60 ounces. Simple as that!
Waking up to water can be an incredibly beneficial habit to create in your life!
This morning tonic combines anti-inflammatory spices and detoxifying lemon to help kick start your health! It's extremely cleansing and will get things moving, if you know what I mean!
What's also key is that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is highly anti-inflammatory and has a myriad of health benefits. Pairing it with black pepper helps us...
This is one of the simplest Fall squash recipes ever!
Acorn squash is vibrant in color and packed with nutrients. This is just one of the MANY plants Mother Nature has blessed us with that not only tastes divine, but is SO good for us!
The bright orange flesh is full of vitamins C, A, and B... it has minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese, which are ALL critical for health!
It's also ample with antioxidants that protect cellular health.
Acorn squash is also a great source of fiber, which we all need more of in our diet!
Fiber feeds our good gut bugs, and if you are in my 14-Day Gut Reset Program, this recipe is for you (just skip the maple syrup!).
This recipe is almost like dessert!
It's sweet, savory, and easy to pair with a clean meat!
I could eat it all day long. It's also a perfect and versatile carb that can take place of other starchy veggies, and is perfect in both sweet and savory recipes.
Okay enough of it's magnificence, let's do...
Granola has a bad rap. Most store-bought are full of processed oils, tons of sugars, and ingredients that aren't recognizable by mother nature. Many also have GMO's which wreak havoc on our digestive system and make pesticides even harder for the body to break down!
I have yet to find a legit granola I like. So of course, I had to make my own!
This is a yummy granola recipe I love to serve with sliced apples, bananas, raisins, cinnamon (even more!), hemp & chia seeds, and cashew milk. It's super quick and simple to throw together, bake, enjoy. It's yummy and filling!
When I was inspired to make this, I was literally in the middle of cleaning and a craving for granola came on strong. I dropped everything preheated the oven and went to work... unsure of what kind of granola I was going to create.
I wanted to make it simple... I've created granola with lots of dried fruits but it just seemed to limit how we could use it. Personally I prefer the oats and seeds more than...
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