Happy New Year everyone:) I can still say that, right? Even though we are almost done with the first month in 2014! So, I know that I've been missing in action on this blog but it was a much needed break to deal with some personal family issues. I had to re-prioritize a lot of things in my life and unfortunately the blog had to take the backseat. I also realized that just like I teach in my yoga classes, breathing life into your body and mind aren't just for the times on your mat...it's also for those difficult moments where you need to create space in order to face whatever life has dealt to you.
With this in mind, I have decided to make this blog more organic by posting whenever I am inspired to write or share things with all of you. I'm not putting myself under the pressure to post at least 2-3 times a week. It's OK to take a step back on things that you enjoy doing to allow more freedom in your life. We are usually our worst enemy by forcing ourselves to always do the right thing or what we think we should do, even if it creates more stress or chaos in our lives. Take a moment to think of one thing that you can give up or eliminate that would allow more freedom or space in your life. Trust me, it's truly liberating.
In the spirit of being more organic (see what I did there ;), I came across this incredible chart that outlines what happens when you choose at least one organic product out of every 10 items you purchase. My husband and I try to eat almost all organic especially with our fruits and veggies so I was pleasantly surprised to see how much benefit comes from buying organic.
I know that many people feel that it's too expensive but a good trick is to start buying those items on the Dirty Dozen list. I have this chart on my cell phone and I refer to it whenever organic food prices are high. Although if you find a local farmers market or health food store, the cost of organic veggies and fruits are sometimes comparable or cheaper.