5 reasons you should use a plant based cleaner⠀
We’ve talked a lot about harsh chemicals and your health, here is a list of the first 3 reasons you should be using a plant based cleaner. The last 2 will be in the next post! ⠀
1. Safety: Have you read the label on the back of a commercial cleaner? Warning! Flammable! Do not ingest! Keep out of reach of children! Many chemicals used in household cleaners have not been tested for safety. Household cleaning supplies are one of the top five substance classes accounting for calls to the National Poison Control Center. Many commercial cleaners contain ingredients that are endocrine disrupting chemicals, carcinogens, or neurotoxins. Kids, babies, and pets are even more vulnerable to chemical exposure because they are smaller and cannot get rid of toxins as easily as adults. It is definitely worth ditching harsh chemicals for a cleaner with plant- and mineral-based ingredients.⠀
2. Air quality: Did you know that indoor air is 5–7 times more polluted than outdoor air? Most cleaning products contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which have been associated with many health problems, including damage to the liver, kidneys, and the central nervous system. They have also been shown to harm our lungs and cause throat irritations and headaches. VOCs are released when products are used and can linger in the air long after we clean. When we breathe, we inhale the air—as well as whatever is in the air.⠀
3. Environmental impact: Harsh chemicals found in cleaners are not only harmful to our bodies, but they also have a major impact on the environment and are huge contributors to environmental pollution. Some conventional cleaning products contain ingredients that are toxic, non-biodegradable, and from non-renewable resources like petroleum, so they harm the Earth's ecosystems. Harsh chemicals may contaminate the water through rivers, streams, and lakes, which affects wildlife, plants, trees, and us! Plus, there are thousands of chemicals that are in cleaning products that have never been tested for safety.⠀
⠀ #theoilnook#organicliving#naturalcleaning ⠀
There are no words that can describe how excited I am for the upcoming months as this dream finally comes true.
I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who's supported us over the past 2 years. I'm incredibly grateful for all of your love, feedback and encouragement through this journey, there's certainly been highs and lows and it's your amazing energy that has got us through.
It's been an incredible process turning Nolo Hub into life and is to crazy to think that we're just getting started!
We can't wait to have you all here at @nolohub. I can't wait to take you on adventures, chill with you, party with you and help create memories and friendships you will never forget!
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Did you say ok? struggling? non-existent?
No one has it all, all the time. In fact, @nestleusa's Chief People Officer Judy Cascapera believes that work-life balance is like a muscle that we have to work to build up and maintain.
Tap the link in our bio to hear her story and learn how you can build up your work-life muscle and keep it in check!
Yesterday was my father’s funeral - one of the saddest, yet also one of the proudest days of my life.
My father’s childhood was harder than I can ever imagine, yet, through hard work and determination he made damn sure that we would never have to deal with the hardships he did.
He taught me that if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well, and he showed me that a smile and a kind word can brighten someone’s day
He was the very definition of a Good Man - strong, kind and wise - and two pieces of advice he gave me have shaped my life; the first - it’s amazing how far you can get if you carry a piece of paper and look busy - was the foundation of my successful corporate career :-) and the second - ‘I am who I am’ - has given me the strength to leave that world behind and make my own path.
There are relationships that require us to sacrifice parts of ourselves. 🙁 Where we practice self-censorship and abandonment in order to keep things running smoothly, or to keep the relationship intact.⠀
We might have to deny our feelings, or not tell the whole truth. We may avoid facing how we are being treated (or mistreated) because if we owned our feelings, told the truth, and acknowledged the reality of our experience, we know it would impact the status quo of the relationship. We risk being misunderstood, unloved, or left behind.💔⠀
These relationships typically have a shelf life. As humans we always know when we're not fully “choosing ourselves", when we’re placing another person above our own truth, comfort, and safety. It generally feels pretty awful. If you’re used to doing it, if this was how you learned to function in relationships from an early age, it might feel familiar, but it always feels uncomfortable and out of sync. Because there's a part of us that knows we ought to be loved for being our whole selves. We're not supposed to leave big parts of who we are out in the cold. And a relationship that's built on either party abandoning themselves is inherently fractured.⠀
That doesn't mean these relationships aren't valuable -- we can learn a lot about who we are, what we need, and what is okay/not okay through participating in these relationships. But reclaiming what we know to be true for us and committing to honoring ourselves is always how we get closer to aligned partnership. A love that is authentic, healthy, safe, open, and mutually beneficial. ⠀
Choose people who allow and encourage you to choose yourself. Choose people who adore and delight in the fullness of you. Don’t date someone that requires you to accept less than you deserve, water yourself down, or ignore your intuition. There will be a relationship (or multiple relationships) where you do not have to continuously compromise or self-sacrifice in order to make things work, or keep the other person happy. Hold out for that one.🙏🏻♥️
It's hard to begin when we aren't acknowledging what's not working or doesn't feel good.
Oddly enough, as soon as we NAME it, we create enough space internally in our minds & hearts, to exhale. This is an important, and brave step...especially because self-denial is the most popular form of self-sabotage (if you ask me). Luckily, when you're in a safe space you can own it - and begin to work with it. Get curious. See outside of it. ⠀
When you name it, or acknowledge what's up....it's as easy as saying, "I'm feeling disconnected from myself...or I feel like I am having trouble accessing my emotions....etc." I can say this, because I've been here (more than once)...and I know that turning towards and naming it brings relief -- even though the mind isn't buying it. So my friends....get real with your beautiful Self... Let this be step 1.
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As the sun sets .. I sit & reflect on the week
Even today was silly busy .. working tomorrow on the airwaves..been a long time since I've done a weekend let alone a Sunday!
Yep I was the Sunday girl for two years when TimeSaver Traffic first started back in 2005 ... it was a very long time ago
✨”Begin your day with an “I get to” mentality instead of a “I have to” thought process..”✨ This is the only clean part of my house right now.😆 I’ve been MIA from posting on this account because I GET TO work from home!🙏🏻 Having a 7y & 4y while getting work done is tougher then I thought. However, I’m grateful for the opportunity and blessings it’s provided. If you are not following me on @jessicatravel_sts please do so. You never know when you may need my services!😉 In the meantime, I’ll continue to be on here for personal stories. However, I don’t have the time I used to, to share my home decor as often as before, so feel free to unfollow if needed.🙈 Happy Fri-Yay!🎉😎