LIFE OUT LOUD
As life evolves, so has my journey into healthier options for my family and our home. Over the last 5+ years, I have consciously been working towards making better choices in foods, cleaners, health care, and products that we use in our house. Why? Because it's something that's important to me and I now know that everything on our shelves isn't always the safest for our bodies or our environment.
2.5 years ago, I jumped into a role of advocating for doTERRA essential oils. Because what I found is that not all oils are created equally and I found out the hard way when I was first pregnant, through unknown and serious skin rashes and breakouts from poorly created oils. I wanted to be a resource for people to not have to learn the hard way. So I made a choice to add doTERRA into my home and to replace our health care and cleaning products with essential oils because they work, they're simple and they're safe. I also made a choice to help educate people who want to learn about easy ways to do so in their life.
And now the evolution and my personal journey continues and I'm excited to share that I've decided to join another movement!
This one for me represents awareness and safety in the products I use on my skin, as a woman, every day. It's a beauty brand called Beautycounter and their mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
There are many studies out there indicating that serious health issues are on the rise and are due, in large part, to our exposure to toxic chemicals. This matters. To me and my family and also to the future of our children. These issues cannot keep rising and we have a choice to make a change.
I grew up with a love of fashion and the beauty industry. Obsessive over the latest trends and the latest must-haves. My obsession faded while working in the industry when I no longer felt like I was contributing towards something bigger. And now I've found two brands who I believe in and who I can say help contribute towards a larger movement.
I have been a customer of Beautycounter since 2015 because I believe in the safety of their products. And I've recently joined them as a consultant to, once more, be a resource for people who want to learn about safer options. Not to join another Direct Sales company, trust me when I say I was very hesitant to do so, but because I've been asked for a long time about what I recommend. (And I love supporting people I know and care about!) Wouldn't it be wonderful if our children didn't need to worry about finding clean products? I think so, too.
Now this doesn't mean everything needs to be doTERRA or Beautycounter. I use other clean products too! AND I find value and firmly stand behind what these two brands advocate for and the changes they are making on the health care and beauty care industries.
My desire is that we can all learn a little more about what we put in and on our bodies. And that from that, change happens for the future of our lives and the future of the little lives out there!
If you choose to shop these brands, here are links to do so:
essential oils || my.doterra.com/baileyysmith
beauty care || www.beautycounter.com/baileysmith
If you want to join these movements, please let me know! I'm always happy to jump in with people. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
When's the last time you made a conscious decision? Chances are you made about 35,000 of them yesterday (not a typo).
Did you make this decision based on necessity, or comfort? Limiting beliefs or the understanding that you are limitless? Was it influenced by your inner child or your older wiser self? Did you meditate/journal on it or did it just kind of fall into place?
I've been in a practice of intentional decision making over the last few weeks for something I'm personally working through. Upon this, I came across a 7-part meditation series all around making a decision. At first, the thought of taking 7 days to meditate on just one single decision amongst the 34,999 other decisions I'm making felt alarming, but then I knew it was just what was actually needed.
Now sure, I've taken time to make many decisions in my life. Days. Weeks. Months... we all have. But I wanted to give this particular experience a try. So I went through the series and it was more than I could have imagined. Maybe because I've not gone through this exact process before, but I came out with more clarity about myself, a deeper appreciation for the value of stopping to pause and a better understanding on why I make certain decisions the way that I do.
So the next time you might be feeling stuck on a decision, I invite you to step back and try these few daily practices: