One of the most amazing things as Spring approaches is seeing our garden waking up from its long winter’s nap. This weekend, we noticed that our irises are beginning to grow with their green leaves a couple inches out of the ground. Like little kids, my husband and I get so excited to see them because we know that they made it through another winter.
We also noticed that a group of irises that we divided and planted in another section of our garden are growing too!! Usually, our irises bloom in mid May and are simply beautiful.
Now there are a ton of varieties when it comes to irises. Our irises are called Bearded Irises, which come in a multitude of vibrant colors. They tend to grow 20-40 inches in height and bloom in mid spring and some rebloom in late summer. Irises do well in full sun to partial sun.
So, if you are looking for a new pop of color in your garden this Spring, wander around your garden center and take a look at irises!!!! You may fall in love with them just like we did.
I was thing about that saying “you are what you eat” and I completely agree with it!! I worry that in such a fast paced world, many do not take the time to cook their own meals and turn to the unhealthy fast food junk that is out there and do it simply because it is “convenient.” Many do not want to take a deeper look at how their fast food, fast paced life is slowly harming them.
The same thing goes for what soaps, lotions, cosmetics that people use on their bodies every day. They head to the store, buy what is the cheapest or what it the new thing being advertised and they never take a moment to read what is on the label and what ingredients they are placing on their skin that is harmful.
Here is a list of chemicals that are found in everyday products that people use on their skin and their body is absorbing:
Amazing isn’t it?!!! Even staggering is the number of chemicals used in the cosmetics, yes, down to the lipstick, that women use on a daily basis!! It is extremely scary to me and I feel that the best way to combat this is to provide as much awareness to the subject in the hope is reaches and helps people.
So, the moral of today’s blogpost – you are what you eat and you are what you put on your body!!
The journey of life is simply amazing and as I grow older, I realize the importance of achieving complete wellness is for me. I have learned in my life that having peace mind or personal wellness, having physical wellness, being financially secure are so very important. My hope is that this blog will serve as a way to explore all the different roads in helping us on our journey to achieve complete wellness. It will also explore the importance that having a positive attitude has on our daily lives. Having a positive attitude is key to achieving complete wellness. So, fasten your seat belts as we get ready to begin our daily journey and open up our roadmap to help us get there!!!