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How to be more EARTHY....

Happy Earth Day!! 

Earth Day 2015! How to be a little more earthy with @brittanysuell

What even is Earth Day? 

Does Earth Day have any meaning to you? 

I will admit, that in the past, Earth Day hasn't meant much to me. Other than a day to host a fun event when I worked at a university, personally, Earth Day hasn't held much meaning for me. 

Earth Day is a great day though! If you think back to your childhood, and then look at the world we live in now, you will definitely see things that have changed in the realm of the environment and the world that we live in. Earth Day reminds us to be aware of the world around us. Earth Day rekindles support and public commitment to environmental programs. So as things are gradually changing, there are things we can do in our everyday life to be a little more EARTHY! 

What does Earthy mean? 

Well one definition from Urban Dictionary says Earthy is-natural, unartificial.

To me, being Earthy, yes means that you might do things a little more natural. But on a larger scale, those natural things that you take part in are things that are contributing to the betterment of the earth that we live on. 

So what are some ways you can become more Earthy, or take part in Earth Day? 

The possibilities for getting involved with Earth Day are endless! 

  • Volunteer somewhere 
  • Pick up trash from a highway or neighborhood
  • Attend an Earth Day seminar or workshop to learn more about how to get involved locally 
  • Attend an Earth Day celebration/festival
  • Help launch a community garden, or plant your own
  • Do something nice for the earth
  • Change a habit
  • Start recycling
  • Use more biodegradable products
  • Use your own shopping bags
  • Purchase a reusable bottle, and stop buying bottled water
  • Help organize local awareness events

Now you don't have to do all of these, just find simple things that you can start to implement in your own life. And do them, not only today, April 22nd, Earth Day 2015, but every day of the year! Make an impact on the world around you, #LeaveYourLegacy. Choose to make choices that will affect the earth in a good way, and leave it better than when you came!

What will I do to take part in Earth Day? 

Okay, I will admit it...I don't recycle! 

GASP....What the What!?!? .....I know.....judge me! 

My cop-out is that in my town they don't pick-up recycling! And now after admitting my excuse, I will tell you that I am deciding now to start recycling anyways! There are several recycle centers around town where I can...take my own....(annoyed voice), and I commit to start doing that, starting today, on Earth Day! 

A couple of other things I do or am in the process of doing that have a positive affect on the earth, and make me more EARTHY: 

  • I don't buy bottled water
  • I try to take my own grocery sacks (it's about 50/50 on remembering to take them to the store with me, and leaving them at home)
  • I'm planting a small garden next week
  • I have chickens
  • I use cloth diapers
  • I use cloth baby wipes


I will also be hosting an Earth Day Yoga Class tonight at the Mill Winery, Abilene, TX. So if you are local...join me for an hour long yoga class, get a Sangria with a souvenir glass, and enjoy a Nutrition Seminar, all for just $15! 

Come to Wellness Wednesday for Earth Day on April 22nd and do Yoga with @brittanysuell plus a nutrition workshop and sangria!! 

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 @brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!




April...the best month for newness, wellness, and detoxing!

April..... It's probably one of the best month's out of the whole year! 

The weather begins changing, and let's face it. No matter where you live, coming off of the cold months, it feels good to have the sun on your face, see flowers everywhere you go, and know that a vacation is on the horizon. 

Plus, April just feels like a time of newness! It's the time when Spring Cleaning starts happening, physically in our home, sometimes mentally even. In April we tend to feel less stressed as the days are longer, and the overall feeling of life is just better! 

Plus, it's the month where we tend to take our healthy and wellness game up a notch.  This may be due to the fact that we will soon be wearing less layers, and getting ready for time by the pool. Or it is just because we have one time in the day to spend taking care of ourself. 

So like I said! April is the best month out of the whole year! 

(Okay, maybe that's just my opinion, but I'm sure some of you can agree!)

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 Here's a few things you can do to take advantage of the wonderful month of APRIL!

1) Try a new outdoor activity! No matter what it is, find something you enjoy but haven't been able to do during winter, or try something totally new!! 

2) Walk, Run, & Bike MORE! Maybe you are able to bike to it! Or maybe you can walk to the store or coffee it! Or maybe you don't live close to anything, that's okay, go for a walk with the family or to the park to walk! Just try to drive less, and use your legs more! 

3) Eat yummy in season fruit! Yep, Spring & Summer time just make you want to eat fruit! The warm weather, and cold drinks in the backyard go great with some ripe watermelon! And did you know, that it's our body's natural way to crave those foods during the summer because your body knows that they are in season. It's also why we have a tendency to put on a few pounds in the summer, because we are eating the sugary fruits that are in season, and storing up fats for the winter. (just a little lesson for the day!) Anyways, check out this post from a local blogger about which fruits are in season!

4) Do a little Spring Cleaning! It's the perfect time to downsize, get rid of things you not longer use. Whether you donate them to help others out, sale them in a garage sale or repurpose them, it's always good to clean things out during this time! If you are planning to get rid of some t-shirts, Jessica from The Fit Switch did a video blog on a great way to repurpose your t-shirts into headbands, plus some great workout hair styles! Check that out HERE!  

5) Detox the Body! Sure for some this means detox through a specific type of eating cleanse, but for now, I'm going to suggest using a few detoxing Yoga poses to get you started! Also, join me on Instagram, I'm currently participating in a #DetoxYoBody Yoga Challenge! TWISTING POSES are awesome for detoxing the body, so try these! 

Try these Detoxing Yoga Poses from @brittanysuell! Perfect for the new spring season!

Oh, and did I mention that earth day is this month!!! 

APRIL 22ND! and for all you locals, I've got an awesome collaboration planned with The Mill Winery of Abilene! We are hosting a Wellness Wednesday event!! 

Come to Wellness Wednesday for Earth Day on April 22nd and do Yoga with @brittanysuell plus a nutrition workshop and sangria!!

That's right! $15 gets you a Yoga class with ME!! A Nutrition Workshop, plus their yummy Sangria in a souvenir glass that you can take home! 

So who is making plans to celebrate EARTH DAY with me!?!? 


What's your favorite thing about April!? What plans do you have to make this a great month!? 

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!