I’ve always been pretty health conscious, even as a teenager. I grew up playing on sports team and being heavily invested in health and science. I had every intention of being a doctor for many, many years. Then, I started having children and put my dream of being a doctor on a permanent hold. However, that didn’t stop me from continuing my journey of health and wellness.
When I became a mom, it started to become even more important to me to learn all I could about natural health and wellness. Little did I know what a journey that would become! My oldest child just turned fifteen and I have added six more children to our family. I have learned so much over the years. Most of what I have learned has been from extensive research, with some trial and error. I have realized that I can not stress about what I cannot change; I just need to do the best that I can for my family with the resources that I have, and pray about the things out of my control.
My children follow not what I say, but what I do. I can not tell them to take care of their bodies, while I neglect my own health. I can not stress the importance of knowing your own body if I rely on over the counter medicine to get me through my days. I can not instill a love of continued education if I never pick up a book for myself. I need to model the behavior I hope to impress on my children.
Living naturally can actually be quite simple. You don’t need to implement everything all at once. Take baby steps and see how each one affects your family. When you have a handle on one new thing, then you can add another. Chemicals are abundant in today’s fast-paced society, and while it’s impossible to get away from them completely, there are things you can do to live a more healthy, natural lifestyle.
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