Holy two and a half months! I did not anticipate that I would be away from my blog for so long. It feels good to be back! Life has been all over the place lately. With the revamp of our website, joining forces with our wonderful PR team (more on this soon), and a handful of new design projects, my hands have been pretty full.
What has really been taking a front seat these past few months has been my family. We learned recently that my Aunt has colon cancer. She is the first person close to me who has had cancer, so it has been quite the roller coaster of emotions. Without getting into too much detail, Mom and I have made a handful of trips to be by my Aunt's side. We have spent and continue to spend countless hours educating ourselves on the disease - how to treat it, prevent it...etc.
This whole experience has been a huge wake up call for me. I have dedicated the last five years of my life towards bettering myself, inside and out. However, these past few months have truly taught me so much more about nutrition, health, and PREVENTION. Sure, you can look healthy on the outside... but it is all about what you fuel your body with everyday that matters. Never judge a book by its cover.
Of course, I am still all about living a balanced life, indulging in my favorite treats every now and then, but there is nothing that I value more than my health. I have found that it is so easy to take our health for granted, instead of nourishing it. We get so caught up in all the details of life - losing those last five pounds, having the perfect outfit, dating, bottomless mimosa brunches...Yes, all of that still holds importance, but it should not and does not trump your health and your relationship with yourself.
I urge each of you to take this opportunity to commit to something that makes your life healthier. Whether it's adding one more workout a week, adding something new and healthy to your diet (we have added ginger for its many benefits - but more on this later), or doing something that reduces stress in your life (chronic stress is linked to the top 6 leading causes of death), make the invaluable commitment to bettering your health.