Organic Relationships

Every year Americans spend billions of dollars buying organic produce and foods.  The promise of the manufactures is a product free from pesticides, hormones, and toxins.  We pay a premium to eat “clean” foods.

By definition, organic means naturally occurring, derived from living matter. Organic food is treated differently than non-organic food. Not only is it free of toxins but it also does not contain anything man-made…it's natural.

We eat organically because who wants to eat pesticides and cancer-giving toxins?  Not me.

Every year Americans spend billions of dollars buying organic produce and foods.  The promise of the manufactures is a product free from pesticides, hormones, and toxins.  We pay a premium to eat “clean” foods.

 

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Melissa Clark
Self Care: Journaling
  1. Journaling helps you to process emotions.  You guys know I’m a counselor, right?  Processing emotions help to “clean out the refrigerator” of what’s happened in your life.  Just like the fridge, if you shove things to the back and try to forget about them, it turns into a science project (ahem…again, speaking from experience).  Dealing with emotions is messy but if you process often and frequently it’s usually a quicker, easier process.
  2. Journaling brings perspective – I love sitting down from time to time and looking at glimpses of my past.  Sure, it's  "cringe worthy" at times.  But, overall I can see why I was struggling and often see a resolution.  In our everyday lives, we are often too close to the picture.  Journaling helps you to take a step back and see things from a different perspective.
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Melissa Clark
New Year, New You?

How many times have you heard this phrase at the beginning of the year? “New Year…New You” Typically said by marketing campaigns' intent on selling you products.  Products promising to “fix” your problems, namely looking younger, thinner, and happier.

What if you didn’t need to be a new you, what if you simply needed to be yourself? With some minor adjustments.

Think about this: making tiny tweaks can produce significant changes. What happens at 211 degrees to a pot of water? It's just really hot water.  Turn up the heat one degree more and you have boiling water. Boiling water creates steam.  The power of steam is harnessed into energy.  One little degree makes the difference.

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Melissa Clark