At Life Directions Financial, we believe that wellness is an essential part of true wealth. We also hold that to have it is both a precious gift and a responsibility. There is a special kind of prosperity in the freedom to live with continued energy and vitality, but it requires an understanding of the various dimensions of health and the diligence required to safeguard it.
One important dimension of health is knowing and avoiding the toxins in our environment. My daughter, Rebecca, is an informed consultant on this subject from personal experience and lifelong study. She has created a company dedicated to helping people understand and avoid the many toxins we face exposure to, even in our own homes. Here are a few thoughts, some guidance, and an opportunity from Rebecca:
We’re all searching for wellness in some form or another. For me, wellness is energy, life and vitality – the freedom to be more of who I am created to be. Nothing drains that vitality faster than toxins that interfere with hormone, brain, and immune functions. Unfortunately, we don’t have to look far to find toxins. They are in products that we use every day in our homes and on our bodies. The worst kind of toxin is the kind that you administer to yourself, thinking that you are helping yourself when in fact you are likely causing yourself harm.
Did you know that the cosmetic industry is largely unregulated? Look at any personal care product you use. Is “Fragrance” or “Parfum” listed as an ingredient? How about “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate”? These are just a few of many ingredients in personal care and household cleaning products that are known to cause harm.
It’s easier to understand how this dose of harmful chemicals is weighing down your body when you realize that your skin is less of a barrier than it is a sponge – soaking in whatever you put on it (think pharmaceuticals or nicotine administered via a skin patch). “Fragrance,” for example, is most often accompanied by phthalates, or plasticizers, which are designed to stick to you, making them difficult to wash off. Unfortunately, even products labeled “natural” or “organic” may still contain toxic chemicals, as there are no standards set for this kind of labeling. Be cautious assuming a product labeled “natural” is safe.
Continuing to rely on chemically based products opens the door for all our efforts at being healthy to be undermined, ultimately draining away the vitality and wellness we thought we had been nurturing for future years. But deciding instead to take steps to replace these products with safe alternatives will lead to new possibilities for improved wellness. By removing the burden of all those hidden chemicals, the lighter, brighter you is free to shine through.
I know it can feel complicated to change the products you depend on; that’s why my consulting service, LightenUp, simplifies the change for you. In just a 45-minute consultation I help clients find safe, natural solutions to fit their needs—and how to do so where they likely already shop.
Visit my website www.LightenUpSimply.com or email me at Rebecca@LightenUpSimply.com to learn more or to schedule a consultation. I’m currently offering a free 15-minute follow-up. I would love to hear from you!
Thank you, Rebecca, for making this available to our clients.