Real Change Over Time

I can’t believe we’re already almost 2 weeks into the new year. As you know, I’m looking forward to 2018 and have some exciting things coming your way.

Here are just a few items on the horizon:

  • I am working on a book about environmental toxicity, specifically I am writing about how we can all best protect ourselves from the “new normal,” which is daily exposure to toxins.
  • I am working on creating more courses for detoxification for you so that you can easily put into practice the “how to” of making these important lifestyle and dietary changes for you and your loved ones.
  • And of course, I am continually working on bringing you inspirational messages, blogs, videos, and important news regarding food, health, and the environment.

I hope you have called in your best year with intentions for improving your health and wellness! I do not believe there is a limit to how good we can feel. So, here’s to your year of continued successful healthy changes.

Mexico Flags

I was able to spend some time in Mexico at the end of December with my family and be completely immersed in a totally different culture. We stayed in a tiny seaside town with a few small local markets and lots of local food. The food there was amazing, yet not organic. The meals were tasty, yet not enough fresh veggies. The regulations on food safety are likely worse than those afforded by the EPA and FDA.

Mexico Mary Posing in a HatWhen you are in someone else’s “house,” you have no choice but to surrender to what’s available and that is exactly what we did. What a privilege it is to be able to do that. It was a great way for me to pull back, relax a little, take a close look at our food culture in Boulder and in much of the US, and to once again feel gratitude for what we have access to. Variety being one of those privileges!

If you splurged over the holidays, give yourself a break. The new year is a great time to reset ourselves and begin anew. It’s the perfect time to evaluate what you want to improve with your health and to make steps toward those changes.

My recommendation is always:

  1. Go easy on yourself.
  2. Go slow.
  3. Not too many changes all at once.

This is what sustains real change over time, which is the goal. The cumulative years of healthy choices is far greater than two good months per year of healthy behaviors. So, pick 1-2 things you really want to change, incorporate, and commit to in your life, your diet, your thoughts, and your actions. Work on those. When you travel somewhere relax and do what the locals do. That right there is perfect.

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