Listen, friends. You wanna go against the status quo? In simple living, in real food eating, in alternative health, in daring adventures?
The unfortunate truth is that it’s going to involve some serious discomfort. I have been pondering this truth lately, and have noticed that I’m too comfortable.
I don’t mean monetarily. Hubs has been “under-employed” for over two months now, and money’s tight. And I don’t mean literally, either – my butt is currently numb from this coffee shop chair I’ve parked at for the last couple of hours.
Too comfortable with the status quo, I mean. With being average. Because I’m too bone tired to do anything different. So the minor light bulb moment that I had today is that tired is where I need to start. I don’t accept tired as my norm anymore, and knowing that I have adrenal fatigue and making halfway attempts to heal it isn’t gonna cut it.
Time to get serious.
What I’m bumbling around and trying to say is that I am ready to lay the smack down in my life. The clutter in our house, the bad habits in our diet, the lack of self-discipline and routine – all of it is driving me bonkers. All of it exhausts me.
I’m mulling all of this over lately, and big shifts are on the horizon – I can feel it.
Does this resonate with anyone? What needs a shift in your life?
On to the Links!
Flourless Mango Cake | Just Making Noise
Hallelujah for the Morning (or, how I pray) | Sarah Bessey
Canning Strawberries | Blessings Overflowing
Hidden Sources of BPA (and why you should care) | Wellness Mama
Food and Mood: What We Eat Affects Our Emotions | Natural Fertility & Wellness
How to Choose a Natural, Non-Toxic Nail Polish | Keeper of the Home
On My Kitchen Agenda This Week
Got my kombucha revived… now I just hope it thrives and that I didn’t totally kill it by leaving it in a cupboard for three months. Fingers crossed we’ll be drinking kombucha this time next week!
Totally making this Grain-Free Chickpea & Lentil Flatbread that was guest posted here at R&H this week. Looks so good, and would be perfect for easy lunches.
Hello Friday Faves!
My in-the-moment favorite deals, products, books, shows, kitchen/household tools, and beyond.
I have a bunch of fabulous deals piled up to share with you this week. Read on!
Green Your Life: A Guide to Natural, Eco-Friendly Living
I edited this book, so I read every word of it. You can read my glowing review at the bottom of my DIY Disinfecting Cloth Wipes post (which is just one of the many tutorials included in the book.)
Cents of Style
Cents of Style unveiled their new look this week and to celebrate, they’re offering 50% off the lowest marked price on the items in their Fashion Friday collection for today only.
Use the code CLEARANCE. There are incredible deals on shoes, jewelry, and more!
Summer of Stories by Tsh Oxenreider
Have some creative kids? Need to tackle summer boredom? Check out Tsh’s A Summer of Stories: 10 Prompts for Writing Great Summertime Tales.
P.S. Use the code “longlivesummer” to get a dollar off through June 5, 2015! (That’s today!)
Hello Fridays are dedicated to the awesome R+H sponsors:
Plan to Eat, Eating at Home Should Be Easier
Taproot Farms (argan oil special offer for R+H readers, only through that link)
Blissoma Holistic Skincare & Apothecary (exclusive coupon code for R&H readers!)
Redeeming Beauty Minerals, Because Beauty is More Than Skin Deep
Melt: Couples Massage Courses, Simple Instructions for a Beautiful Massage
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