Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year-Our Sincerest Apologies for Our Abrupt Absence

Hello Readers!
Minneapolis Holiday Market 2014


It has been too long. Danielle and I have taken a very long and very abrupt leave of absence. I spent the last two months making a huge professional change that has taken up most of my free time. I have mentioned over and over again that I was going through some pretty severe bouts of stress.

I thought that maybe if I just pushed on I could overcome the stress and that I would eventually feel better. But unfortunately I just started to get more exhausted and even the smallest things started to feel like huge obstacles. Especially finding time to write interesting, informative and fact filled blog posts.

In the beginning I was so excited to use this as a platform to learn everything there was to learn about living a natural and holistic lifestyle. As the stress increased and my mind started to wander it became more of a race to finish my posts. I couldn't provide you, the reader, with anything I felt was worth reading.

I know this all sounds so dramatic and maybe none of you were wondering where we went since we had only just dipped our feet in the GIANT pool that is blogging.  But now that I have moved on from my stressful job, found soft ground to land on and time to clear my mind I am back and ready to research and complete this venture I had set out on almost a year ago.

Homemade Beef Pho (look for recipe later)
Since I have been gone I have had time to get a grip on my life. I have been able to cook more, read more and spend a little R & R with my family and my wonderful boyfriend. David has been my rock. He has spent a lot of time trying to help my through my stress. We try and spend as much time outside of our chaotic lives relaxing and making plans to keep our lives stress free.

I will have lots and lots more to say in the near future and hope that I can provide you with tips and the education needed to leading a holistic life.


Ps. David and I will be embarking on the Buzzfeed "Clean Eating Challenge". As Danielle and I had mentioned in the past we are not very hype on elimination diets but I felt like hitting the reset button. Over the past couple months I have been eating everything and anything put in front of me. I am ready to find a new way to enjoy the foods I love. I decided on the "Cleaning Eating Challenge", because it provides all the necessary tools to successfully detox. I will be following up in the next couple weeks to let you know how it is going. We are also trying to do the challenge on a budget. Most of the reviews on the challenge say that the worst part is that you have to spend so much money to complete it. We will go through the ways we have chosen to save money as well as an overall review of the diet.

Also, I would love to hear from all of you. We started this blog to investigate for all of you! Let me know what you are interested in and let me know if there is anything you would like me to research for you.

Thanks Again!

Laura
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