My husband and I were having a disagreement over organic milk today. He believes that the organic industry is mostly hype, and there is not much difference in the milks, except that organic milk is more expensive. I believe that cows given antibiotics and hormones, who eat food filled with pesticides, will produce less healthy milk.
I also happen to believe that cows raised organically are happier cows that make happier milk. My husband would roll his eyes if I shared that opinion with him, though.
After the great milk debate, I started considering how others viewed my posts. I share a lot of opinions both here and on my Facebook, and surely there are people out there, like my husband, who don’t agree with Organic Milk. Or with real-food, or alternatives to modern-day medicines, or any of my other various posts. Some people probably think I am a hippie, or extreme, perhaps even eccentric. And maybe I am all of those things by their standards. There are worst things to be called, for sure. But in light of this, I wanted to share a little about myself, my philosophies, and where it originates.
My reasons for blogging are two-fold. First, it is therapeutic for me. It is my creative outlet, and I very much enjoy writing, and I love the things I write about. When I have a question about something, like a healthier way to wash my face, I do a lot of research to determine what the most logical approach is. Of course, I suppose logic is subjective, but most of the things I find work well for me. Writing pushes me to improve, learn and adapt to new, healthier situations for me and my family. Secondly, the more I learn, the more adamant and inspired I become, and I feel compelled to share and hopefully inspire others to examine their own lives.
I believe in equality, kindness, respect and consideration for others. I also believe we need to treat our bodies with the same kindness, respect and consideration —
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Whether or not you believe in The Bible, there is little refuting the value in taking care of ourselves. Furthermore, we need to show the same concern for our planet, and not trash and desecrate it.
That is why I write about green living.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t even follow my own advice, 100% of the time. I wrote a post about the dangers of sodas, but I still drink 2 or 3 a week. I write a lot about the value of eating REAL, non-processed foods. My kitchen is filled with 90% un-processed, healthy, “real” foods, but there are some items in my kitchen that are processed. And occasionally I eat out, and sometimes it’s fast food *gasp*. Over Christmas break, I started using a commercial moisturizer on my face again, every though I knew better, and my face broke out because of it.
I suppose some people would call me a hypocrite for this. Does it mean that I don’t believe in what I write? No. I try hard, and do the best that I can do. I make mistakes, I put my foot in my mouth on occasion, and I inadvertently offend friends while sharing my beliefs. But then I shake it off, regroup, and find more ways to become inspired to try again.
One of my many philosophies is that it is better to try and fail, than to not try at all. I write with this in mind, and hope that if anyone out there is ever feeling frustrated or defeated in the absence of perfection, please realize that by trying, you are already succeeding.
And if you happen to have a stubborn husband who doesn’t want organic milk, just tell him to drink water instead 🙂
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