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...
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...
If you aren't already familiar with GMO's this post is for you!
GMO's are one of humans biggest mistakes. What was once thought would be an idea that changed the world and fed the hungry, became one of the biggest lies that the world has ever known.
GMO's are not safe. They have been linked to numerous chronic diseases. Before we dive into the health detriments of these organisms and the chemicals that accompany them, let's get a better understanding of what they actually are.
These are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a lab through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Sound appetizing? No, this is the epitome of messing with Mother Nature. Which has NEVER ended well.
While many countries like, Europe, have...
This is a simple salad that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. It's so good for digestion and giving us the fiber we need for a healthy gut!
Kale has so many health benefits! It promotes detoxification, skin health, has tons of antioxidants, and has ample fiber... which we all need more of in our diets! Pair kale with lemon juice, also super detoxifying, onion, which our gut bugs love to eat, and extra virgin olive oil, the healthy fat... you have magic!
The nuts add more healthy fat to help you absorb all of those amazing fat-soluble vitamins!
The trick to making curly kale easier to eat, massage it with oil! It breaks down the hard fibers! Sautéing kale is also one of my favorite side dishes... I'll post that recipe soon too.
Okay enough chit-chat... let's do this:
It is estimated that 64% of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day!
A study published in 2005 by researchers at the University of Scranton (Pa.) indicated that coffee was the number one source of antioxidants in the American Diet than from any other source.
Our body needs antioxidants! These substances can help prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules in the body produced by a reaction or response to an environmental stressors.
Of course, I recommend getting your daily dose of antioxidants and nutrients from fruits and vegetables, but the fact is that only 1 in 10 Americans actually get enough fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.
For the purpose of this post, we will focus on coffee and how to make the most of your morning cup of Joe. If you have a cup of coffee everyday, this post may inspire you to up your coffee-game and take baby steps to make it healthier and infuse it with super...
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