Monday, February 4, 2013

Learning to Live More Naturally: Simple Steps

Becoming a Holistic Mom (or Dad), doesn't happen overnight.  Most of us do not de-tox our entire lives in one fell swoop.  Rather, it's small, everyday changes that we make that add up to big lifestyle transformations.  In hindsight, the changes are huge but each time we learn something new and incorporate it into our more natural, healthful lifestyle, it's one little step in the larger picture.

For this month's Holistic Living Challenge we challenge you to learn something new to live more naturally!  No matter where you are on your holistic living journey, there are opportunities to incorporate a new practice into your lifestyle whether it's learning how to make non-toxic cleaners at home, planting an organic garden, or starting a compost pile.  So for February we encourage you to make a conscious effort to tackle something new and share your experience for a chance to win great prizes from holistic companies that will further support you on your journey!

Here are the details:

Challenge:  Learn something new to live more naturally.  Mix-up your own non-toxic cleaner.  Try cloth diapering.  Make a DIY home remedy.  Try to avoid plastic for the month.  Grow a windowsill herb garden. The choices are endless and totally up to you.  You can tackle something big or ease into something small. Learn one thing a day, one thing a week, or one thing for the month.  Cater the challenge to your life - just make sure you try to choose something really new to you to benefit most from the challenge.

How to Get Started:
  • Make a plan. What would you like to try?  Will you try multiple things?  Map it out and set some goals for yourself. (If your kids are older, get them involved! What would they like to try?)
  • Research your idea to see if you need any special supplies and stock up on whatever you’ll need for the month.
  • Take it one day at a time (and celebrate every success).
  • Record your experience.  Was it easier or harder than you thought?  Were you pleased with the outcome? Share your experience for a chance to win great prizes!

Tips & Tools:

Congratulations to our January Prize Winners:  Michele B. (Mountain Valley Spring Water), Anne J. (Fyrefly Organic Herbal Teas), Brittany L. (Holistic Moms Many Paths Cookbook), and Sherry S. (Holistic Moms Membership)!

1 comment:

  1. I had totally planed to do this and ordered all my supplies...but they are delayed and I won't get them until Friday...sooo I will be doing the challenge in March LOL, but that's ok I'm still really excited. I am planning to make my own toothpaste, shampoo and laundry detergent! This summer when the produce is ripe, my new hubby and I are going to try our hand at canning. Wish us luck!


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