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Time To Bloom

Recently, my life felt like an hourglass that had ceased to move. Ideas and inspiration were stuck at the top, bottle-necked, waiting to flow to the next level. What does it take to get unstuck?

A shake, a jiggle, an inversion?

Perhaps.

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Blessings for the New Year

In the past, I have mentioned that New Year’s Resolutions aren’t really my thing. I prefer to live in the present. It’s a positive act to set the intention and there is much to benefit from such achievements. However, I often view resolutions as ideas that someone sees as a far-off and perhaps even unattainable long-term goal. Set those intentions, but live in the present at the same time. Make changes today, even if they seem small. Continue Reading

Overlord of Information

It was roughly 18 years ago that I took my first steps towards my journey of healthy living. It was a challenge to find information as I didn’t have a computer to do internet research. I bought some books, watched documentaries, made phone calls, and visited the library a few times. But I still needed more, I had so many questions. I wanted to know “why”. Why were certain chemicals detrimental to our health, why was the quality of our food declining, why were certain foods “bad” for us, and what did that even mean?

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It’s Earth Gypsy Evie’s 3 Year Anniversary!

It was three years ago, this month, that I wrote my first blog post for Earth Gypsy Evie. However, this wasn’t my first site. In 2005, I created my first website, Evie’s Earth, with the intention of sharing information about healthy holistic living. I maintained this site for several years and then decided to start a blog instead. This new blog was created in May 2010. It never went further than being created- life was busy, the time wasn’t right, and the virtual cobwebs decided to take over. Continue Reading

Third floor, please.

In the past few months, there have been several occasions where I have been in a situation that I needed to give an *elevator pitch. Although it shouldn’t feel awkward, it’s often the case for me. I have what I refer to as a predisposition to a genetic humbleness. Talking about myself or putting myself out there doesn’t always feel comfortable. And then, more often than not, I have others telling me that I need to put myself out there more.

The Who said it best…”See Me….Feel Me….Touch me….Heal Me….” 
 
It’s a natural human condition to want to be “seen”. Regardless of who you are and what you believe, we all want to be recognized in some way or another.  Significance is a basic human need. We all crave and need it to reach a personal level of fulfillment. However, this is where the split happens. For some, being seen means constantly putting themselves out there and craving all and any attention, both negative and positive. For others, it presents itself in the form of service to others. Being seen as a contributor to society, a humanitarian, or simply a helpful person.
 
I have struggled with this for most of my life. I have often been labeled as shy and quiet. I am what most would consider introverted, and happy to be such. I never felt the need to jump up and say “here I am!” It’s just not who I am.
 
However, there has been some sort of a push lately to do otherwise. Actually, it’s more of a nudge, as I manage to maintain my comfort zone. I don’t always agree with stepping too far out of the comfort zone. When someone gets pushed out too far, we may see a lack of authenticity. Authenticity is very important to me- keeping true to who I am is something I have struggled to find. I am not about to lose sight of that.
 

It’s true that we grow when we push ourselves. Instead of pushing out of the comfort zone, why not stretch out within your authenticity zone. Keep true to who you are, while experiencing growth at the same time.

 

A healthy planet begins with you!

 

 

 

 

 

The Who – See Me, Feel Me Lyrics

See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me
See Me
Feel Me
Touch Me
Heal Me
Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet
Right behind you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinion
From you, I get the story
Listening to you, I get the music
Gazing at you, I get the heat
Following you, I climb the mountain
I get excitement at your feet
Right behind you, I see the millions
On you, I see the glory
From you, I get opinion
From you, I get the story

Top 17 Earth Promises for 2017

New Year’s Resolutions aren’t really my thing, I prefer to live in the present. It’s a positive act to set the intention and there is much to benefit from such achievements. However, I often view resolutions as ideas that someone sees as a far-off and perhaps even unattainable long-term goal. Set those intentions, but live in the present at the same time. Make those changes today, even if they seem small. Continue Reading