Green Living – My Choices

Here are some ways that I ‘go green’ in my daily life.  [Note: there is no implied judgment about others here – do what you need to do!  The important thing, in my humble opinion, is to be well informed…  Every choice we make affects everyone else in some way shape or form.  And even doing nothing at all is a choice in and of itself.  So the least one can do is make a well-informed choice, even if it is to do nothing at all.  😀  Trust me, I have teenagers in my life – I have these kind of discussions on a regular basis!]

    • I have been vegetarian my whole life and have made changes more recently that include a considerable decrease in processed foods, increase in local foods, less canned goods.  My choice to be vegetarian is very important to me and shapes who I am.  I chose to be vegetarian both for ethical and health-related reasons and am happy to elaborate.  I will post about it at a later time as well. Continue reading

Welcome to Mindful Beauty

On this site we hope to provide information useful for empowering us to continue to improve our health and the health of those around us.  We begin with a simple idea – that we are already beautiful and that by being mindful we can remind ourselves… our bodies of this beauty and enhance our overall well-being.

Mindfulness is a state of being aware of yourself and your surroundings.  It is a way of being that empowers you to take charge of what you put into/on your body and you decide what is ok for you.  You make decisions based on listening to the messages your body is already giving you in response to the external world.  You already do this and we can all teach each other how to do this better.  Mindfulness is an ongoing, evolving process that you can tailor to your own needs and style of life.

Mindful beauty finds ways to incorporate knowledge about beauty, health, and natural living into a unified idea that benefits the whole body… your body.  You are unique and you are also connected to a larger group of people and we seek to honor both the uniqueness and the connections, recognizing that no one single solution/recipe/plan will work for any one person but that any of these can be shared and reworked through discussion and collaboration.  We are a mindfully beautiful community!

I hope that you will find this site useful and that you will drop me a line if you have any thoughts at all about mindful beauty, health, wellness, this site, or anything at all.  I will try to respond as best I can.