March is Clean Living month at Tribe, a time for picking up the pieces of any failed New Year Resolutions, dusting ourselves off and starting out again with a more manageable approach.
Many of us set unrealistic goals for ourselves at the start of a new year, then beat ourselves up when we fail to meet those self-imposed expectations. By implementing one small change that stretches you just a little bit, and turning it into a daily habit, you’ll feel more capable of adding the next habit and getting it to stick. Build up these tiny habits over time and they are much more likely to become long-term lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on your health.
It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. - Confucius
Some ideas for simple but impactful changes:
When we go on a healthy eating and lifestyle plan, we often forget that the products we put on our bodies and use in our home and work environment can end up in our body too. Many personal care and household products contain hormone-disrupting chemicals that can affect your family and your pet’s health. In Europe, 1400 chemicals are banned from cosmetic use as being known or suspected to cause cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm or birth defects; in the US only 30 such chemicals are banned.
One of Tribe’s owners has partnered with a grocery store that carries only non-toxic, non-GMO and organic products for the home, body and your pantry. We use many of these products at Tribe to keep the air free of chemicals for practitioners and clients.