afpa · Health and Wellness

Cleaning Up My Act

As I’ve been studying to become a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, one thing I’m starting to learn is how much our environment affects not only our body but our mood. Depression and anxiety are on the rise in this country and our environment, the products we use, and the food we eat are all contributing to it. I have suffered from both depression and anxiety and I’m slowly learning how to cope.

I’ve already started to make changes and feel like things are improving in our household. I still have a lot of changes I want to make but doing them slowly, as I’ve learned, is the best way to make them last. The first thing I cleaned up was my diet. I’ve been focusing on more nourishing foods and drinking plenty of water. Of course, I’m not perfect and I do have the occasional cookie or fast food but I really try to plan ahead and eat as close to plant-based as possible. I’ve already noticed a huge difference, not only in the way I feel but my mood, energy and my skin. I’m going to continue to work on healing from the inside first. Nutrition is the number one area I want to continue to develop and grow.

My next goal is to start cleaning up my environment in my own household. This includes cleaning up my makeup, skin routine, bath regimen and our cleaning products. The first thing I started with is my skin routine. I’ve been using Primally Pure products for over 2 weeks and my skin has never felt or looked better. It makes my skin feel so clean and natural. I finally feel like my skin is starting to normalize, with less breakouts and more even skin tone. My next purchase is makeup, I’ve been researching on EWG (Environmental Working Group) which I highly suggest checking out if you haven’t been on their site. Such good information. I found a makeup brand that is verified by EWG called Mineral Fusion. I’ve also purchased Branch Basics cleaning products but I have not received them yet. After I receive the products and try them out I will report back. The next thing I’m going to focus on is finding a better shampoo/conditioner solution and better options for my kids and husband.

After that I’m going to tackle other items in my house such as filters, air purifiers, essential oils, kitchen products and more. This step in my Journey to Find Joy has been my favorite so far. Knowledge is power and I’m learning so my from AFPA books. My other great resource is finding people on Instagram that are on the same mission and path that I’m on. I’ll share some of my favorites in a future post.

Tell me how you are cleaning up your act. Any products you’ve found that you swear by or any that you avoid like the plague?