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R. E. L


I figure the best way to start a blog is by telling you about myself and telling you up front: I have no idea what I am doing…when it comes to writing a blog.

Personally, I have always been perplexed as to why anyone would care about what I put in a smoothie or want to watch my Instagram stories of the hummingbirds in my yard. I have a pretty simple, pretty un-glamorous life and I don’t plan on being the girl that has photos taken of myself brushing my hand through my hair while leaning against a wall of a hundred Buddha’s looking down at the ground as if some cute puppy you can’t see has just told me the funniest joke in the world.

So, who knows if this will stick! Who knows if I’ll like it. Who knows if you’ll like it! But, I have learned over the years that when I am very resistant to something, especially when it ultimately stems from self-doubt: it’s best to face that head on and take the leap.

 I don’t know exactly what this blog will be, I imagine that it, just like you and I, will change and evolve with time. What I do know is that I care very deeply and passionately about this planet. Someday I am going to be a mother, and I intend on doing what is in my control to create a home, both in my body and in the world around me, that is a healthy and supportive environment for my children. I want, and have always wanted, all people to be happy always. Naive, I know, but it’s the truth. My Midwestern boyfriend thinks recycling is a scam, but because he loves me he does it anyway. My mom has never had to watch what she eats or work out, so my attentiveness to what I consume and my love of being covered in sweat confuses her.  I’m a real person that does not have unlimited income and I happen to share my life with people that don’t always share my passions. So, I think much of this blog will be dedicated to the things: practices and products I have found that help me achieve my mission in life, all the while not ever being described as the woman that “drank the Kool-Aid.”

My mission in life:

To make the world a better place: Every. Single. Day.