Let's Talk About Wellness...

Wellness, natural living, natural makeup, healing yourself with plant based food

Today I wanted to talk about something that makes up a really big part of my life and that is ...Wellness.

I mean really, what does that mean right? It sounds so vague and so Gwyneth Paltrow that y'all have probably already stopped reading but stay with me people...

The definition of Wellness that I like is....
 "Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being"

To me that's what Wellness is, a process.  It's a lifestyle and its constantly evolving. For me it's choosing a more natural way of life in nearly every aspect and its about becoming more conscious of how your living. 

And that's why I wanted to write this post today as it's something that I think can be so misunderstood and confusing.

Some of you might remember I wrote a post a little while ago on why I changed the way I eat to a plant based diet (The post is HERE if you want a read).  For me it was and is a completely health related reason, trying to heal my body from the inside out and during the time of me researching and looking into that lifestyle choice I started to find out more about things that also seemed to help people heal.  Things like switching over their products to non toxic natural ones, living more in tune with nature and bringing more movement into your life.  They are just a handful of things that seemed to always crop up on my quest to find out more about plant based eating and it made me realise that actually maybe I should think about not just changing up my food but maybe actually my *dramatic pause* life...haha!

So over the past few years I have slowly but surely been incorporating these aspects into my life and changing up my routine a little bit.  I like to call this wellness, I feel that's the word that I think best describes it but I know a lot of other people call it different names, natural life, holistic living, etc etc etc.  The name is kinda irrelevant but I thought it was important that I put a label on it solely for the purpose of this blog, so that its easier to find posts relating to it on here for you guys. 


I honestly feel like my mind has been blown by all the information I have learnt over the past few years about wellness. I am so passionate about it and I have just fallen in love with trying to live a more natural life.  I wanted to wait until I felt like I had proper grasp on things to start talking about it on here and I feel like I finally have my routine down and I'm finding my (more natural) feet. 

I know that things like wellness and that sort of lifestyle are not for everyone and I can't stress enough how much I get that and totally understand that.  I am choosing to talk and write about my own personal journey with this process because I have found it so crazy helpful reading about other people and their experiences and I would love to be able to help anyone I can with mine.  I would never want to preach to anyone or make anyone feel judged for not believing in the same things I do, I'm all about living your best life, the way you see fit...These posts are for you if your interested and please feel free to skip by them if your not. 

I think the whole wellness lifestyle/clean eating (hate that term) situation has gotten such a bad rep for trying to push and force people into feeling bad about themselves if they don't all fit in the boxes of a certain way of life and I want to do the opposite on here.  I just want to share my own views and opinions in the hope that maybe someone will find help or inspiration just like I did.

So what does this all mean for my blog exactly...Well I will still have all my usual posts, fashion, books and beauty but along side them I will be having more wellness themed posts too.  They will cover all the mind, body and spirit topics and I hope so much that you enjoy them.

As I said at the beginning of this post, this is a process for me.  There is no big end goal for me other than to try and have a more natural lifestyle.  I am not there yet by any means, so there well definitely be so many things on this blog that aren't natural yet, like makeup etc and I'm all good with that because I really want to show that it doesn't have to be all or nothing.  My belief is that you can't fully achieve this kind of lifestyle over night and I really want to document my journey with you guys!


I just want to thank you all for sticking with my blog throughout all these years and if your new around here then welcome and I can't wait to have you along for the ride too...

X



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P.s I'm holding my glass mason jar with water in it, in the picture above, but I realise it just sort of looks like I'm holding a straw the way the picture is cropped, haha!

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