I refer to it as “THE AWAKENING”
Most experience the awakening after having their first child. One day you are responsible for just yourself… The next you are responsible for a helpless little human being who relies on you for EVERYTHING. Emotions run high. The coupling of complete joy and fear…. oh and hormones, can take a new mother on the ride of her life. This new life she’s created is a miracle and life-altering.
Some experience the awakening when they or their child is faced with sickness and/or disease. Our children are more sick today then they ever have been. Childhood obesity (1/3 of all children), cancer, food-allergies, autoimmune diseases, ADHD, and ADD are all commonplace in our children’t lives.
When one first begins to wake up to the truth behind our food, government, healthcare systems, and many other large corporations conspiring against our health… it shakes the very foundation you’ve created your whole life on.
You question, you research, and then you discover.
You discover how unsafe these “safe” products really are. It’s a slap in the face.
“Don’t we have this agencies in place called the FDA, EPA, CDC and all other acronym-worthy groups who watch out for us?”
No. Nope. Nuh Uh. We don’t.
You begin to feel guilty and irresponsible. I should have known this! How did I not know this? It’s not on the news or any mainstream media channels.
Your mind is swirling with “what ifs” and “what now”.
You have AWAKENED. This is the AWAKENING.
It’s uncomfortable and overwhelming. Your soul is rattled and the feeling exists that change must take place. There is no turning back. You can’t. You won’t. It’s hard but you have to… change.
It’s your duty… and it becomes your mission to protect this innocent child, your family, and yourself!
This information is your fuel to change the way you eat and live forever. It’s a lifestyle against the status quo and mainstream US culture.
And… here you are! Your journey led you to us and our community.
We have compiled a list of resources for you to discover, explore, and assist you in your growth and journey to living a clean and holistic lifestyle!
Dive in, digest as much as you can. Don’t be overwhelmed but perhaps transcend that into the beautiful possibility of change!
Here are a few website to become familiar with and use as tools for your journey:
- The Environmental Working Group (EWG) – This site empowers us to live healthier lives and does groundbreaking research to educate consumers on the products in their lives and homes. Research common and “natural” household cleaners to sunscreens and cosmetics! Find out what’s safe and what is not. The site offers you to search your household products and discover if they harbor any harmful chemicals.
- EWG- Skin Deep Database – Search tens of thousands of common beauty products and see where they fit on a toxicity scale between 1 and 10. Your skin drinks up eveyrthing you place on it so be aware of what you are absorbing! Thousands of products are SO toxic and are linked to hundreds of illnesses and diseases. Knowledge is power.
- Whats on my Food! Pesticide Action Network exposes the risks of pesticides on and in our foods. They are committed to providing scientific data on the toxicology for each chemical found in our food! Search the foods you commonly eat and find out what you are ingesting! Begin by simply following this list below. Limit your exposure to pesticides by only buying and consuming organic produce listed on the dirty dozen list.
- Non GMO Project- Still confused about GMO’s? There is a lot of conflicting information out there! Learn more about them here. This is a great source of education so you can make informed decisions! Know the facts so you know the risks! They provide a complete list of Non GMO verified foods too!
Check out this quick video on GMOs.
FULL OF IMPORTANT INFO on GMOs
4. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families – There are over 80,000 chemicals in circulation today! These chemicals are used to make products like toys and food containers sold in the U.S. We assume they are regulated and tested for safety… they are not!! The TCSA (Toxic Substances Control Act) was created to regulate chemicals used in everyday products but are failing miserably. Know your risks and be informed!
5. National Vaccine Information Center – A non-profit and educational organization launched to inform and educate the public about vaccine safety. Most NEVER question vaccines but as a mother you are your child’s first line of defence. DO YOUR RESEARCH! You must know what is contained in the vaccines and the risks involved with those uninformed decisions. This is not about anti-vaccines or pro-vaccines it’s about making informed decisions and advocating for SAFE vaccines.
Just check out this image depicting how insane our vaccine schedule is. Every company whose vaccine makes it on to the CDC schedule makes over $30 BILLION dollars a year. Conflict of interest? Oh and the companies who create the vaccine are absolutely not liable for any injury or death as a result of their lethal concoctions.
Eye-opening Documentaries –
- The Human Experiment – This documentary will change your life. Available on Netflix, this film highlights personal stories shedding light on the lethal effects of thousands of chemicals we are exposed to every day! (Available on Netflix)
- Bought – Exposing the truth behind vaccines, GMO’s and Big Pharma… this documentary illustrates the incestuous relationship and undeniable conflict of interest between Big Pharma, Big Government, and Big Food. (Visit Link Provided to view)
- Cowspiracy – Carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike will benefit from this incredible and eye-opening documentary. If you care about the future for your children, this is a must see. Every action has a consequence… and it can start with the choices you place on your plate. (Available on NetFlix or Link provided.)
- Forks Over Knives – Our society is sicker than we have ever been. Even with the most advanced medical technology, two out of three of us are overweight. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are commonplace today. It’s tragic. We must uncover the true cause of this phenomena and make the changes necessary to save ourselves! (Also available on Netflix.)
- Hungry For Change – This is one of the first health-focused documentaries I ever watched and was pivotal in my understanding of what is truly going on behind the scenes of our food industry and culture. “Hungry For Change exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight loss, and food industry don’t want you to know about; deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Find out what’s keeping you from having the body and health you deserve, and how to escape the diet trap forever.”
- Food Matters – Another informative and inspiring documentary that will fuel you to change the way you think about food today, “Food Matters sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide sickness industry and gives people some scientifically verifiable solutions for overcoming illness naturally.”Discover for yourself the world we are faced with today. Join us as in our grassroots movement which, by the blessing of social media, has given mothers like us the opportunity to uncover these lies and connect with like minded souls on the same mission: To create a safe environment for our families by detoxifying our homes and lives.
We must inspire, learn, EVOLVE, and discuss how to keep our children and families safe. No one else will do it for us… not the government not our mommies (although our mommies can help… but most of our mommies need help too!)
We must take it into our hearts and souls to create the change. We are at a crossroads. Our earth is in danger. Our food supply and quality is compromised.
Our children’s future depends on us. We want our babies to live and have babies in a world of love and opportunity. We vote with our dollar. So support change, conscious companies, buy organic and Non GMO. Read labels!
This journey is comprised of so many elements. Driven to protect the health and wellness of our families, we band together like a group of Hippies and set out to change the world…. our world.
Thank you for choosing this path. Thank yourself for choosing this path. Let’s continue this journey together… and help AWAKEN the world!
Live Hippily… and embrace your AWAKENING!