A Healthier New Year

 

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Happy New Year!

I love the buzz of a New Year. When the yoga studios are packed and people are reflecting on all that can happen in the coming days. There is something really beautiful about a collective energy of hope and dreams. And while I hate how much the fitness and weight-loss industry commercialize this, I do think there is something powerful about claiming what you want to accomplish.

I wanted to use this post to highlight some of the wonderful books, blogs, and routines that have helped inspire, brighten, and encourage my own growth.

~intentional living~

  • This year I was looking to let go of excess material items to create space in both my apartment as well as my finances. I found The Minimalists Podcast, Blog, and documentary (which you can now watch on Netflix) all super inspiring. Their TEDx talk is also a great way to learn about minimal-zing and shedding the excess material items to be able to recognize what truly matters.
  • If you are looking for a really inspiring blog and podcast, check out the Good Life Project & Jonathan Fields. I have loved the Good Life Project podcast for a while, and have really enjoyed reading the book How to Live a Good Life and getting simple daily ideas for practices that help improve all areas of your life. I find his work very relatable, and am always learning something new.
  • Another podcast I love listening to is Rob Bell’s podcast The Robcast which is all about spirituality and intentional living.

~natural beauty~

  • Beauty Secrets of the Bible by Ginger Garrett- I love the simple remedies in this book and now use olive oil and honey on my face daily. I have super sensitive skin and am prone to redness and rosacea,and following her honey tonic has helped immensely. Here is a great free download of the three things I do to my skin.
  • Bentonite face masks- I love to do this every so often as an at-home spa treatment. I just combine one teaspoon of bentonite clay with one teaspoon of Apple Cider Vingar and put a thin layer over my face. I wait 10-20 minutes until the mask is dry, and than use warm water and a wash cloth to remove the mask. I always makes my skin feel super soft and helps with any pimples.

~small daily actions toward health~

What things have been inspiring you lately? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

With love,

Ashley

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2 Replies to “A Healthier New Year”

  1. This is awesome! Great suggestions. I’ve been doing a few things myself to make the roll into the new year as positive as possible. The headspace app I use is a winner as well as the book “Eating Animals” both great helps. Really loved this article, do you feature your writing with any other sites at all?

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