Like many of us here, I’m also seeing the end of 2017 near, and the New Year approaching. This has been a particularly challenging year, with very high ‘highs’ and rock-bottom lows… But our family has managed. We’ve held residence in 3 different countries, experienced the never-ending cramped hotel room living, while attempting to enroll kids in a new school, new country, new routine. I packed, unpacked, evacuated from a hurricane, We’re caught in the midst of political/economic turmoil, lost a dear family member to unfair battle with lung cancer… My kids had to say “hellos” and “goodbyes” too many times to their friends.
Lost many nights of sleep trying to figure out how to offer my children/our family a stable and nurturing environment, regardless the hardships.
And we did. We’ve established ourselves back in the US, we’re again a whole family, with a decent routine, waiting to learn about what the work scenario will have in store for us in 2018.
Like many, I’m hopeful 2018 will be a healthier year. I’m hopeful Im able to work towards a healthy mindset, healthier eating habits, healthier relationships with my loved ones, our friends the ones around us. That’s my single plan for the approaching new year (at least I’m keeping my expectations low, in order to avoid disappointments!)
This month marks my “switch to a heathier body care”. I don’t mean I need/seek to be pampered! (Smiles!) I mean I’ve joined an initiative that I firmly believe in, agree with the mission statement, and would vouch for. As a scientist by trade, a mother, spouse, daughter, care taker, it’s my right and duty to be diligent when it comes to the products I bring into my house, to our family.
The reason I’ve switched to a safer beauty approach/behavior (as you may tell, I’m starting with the body… next posts will be about transitioning to a healthier mindset… 🙂
Decades of studies show that serious health issues (including, but not limited to asthma, learning disabilities, cancer and infertility) have increased, and due in some part to our ongoing exposure to toxic chemicals.
There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. Only about 10% of the 10,000 chemicals commonly found in personal care products have safety data.
The European Union has banned more than 1,300 ingredients, the US has only banned 11. Beautycounter – the initiative I was introduced to by a dear friend from our joint time back in Africa – has banned over 1,500 ingredients setting a new health and safety standard.
Beautycounter is dedicated to putting safe personal care products into the hands of everyone – their products actually work.
If you’re looking to take your health into your own hands (like I’ve done!), taking the next step to minimize the harmful toxins you’re exposed to daily – and you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line, ask your question in the comments section, and I will gladly share my personal experience. Also, the initiative has enabled me to re-establish myself as a small business person, in a similar fashion it has empowered some many women for the past years! Curious to visit my “small business venture”? Start HERE and order safe personal care products. Thank You!
Visit this lovely Website of Mine to see a few of the gift sets carefully prepared for the 2017 holiday season, and definitely don’t be surprised if you wind up buying these to keep for yourself, instead of gifting!