How it started…
My name is Laura Heller and I’ve always been a bit of a hippie…
That being said, the label took on a whole new meaning several years ago when I noticed an unexplainable decline in my health and I discovered that if I stopped eating everything I had been feasting on in college (aka crackers, cheese and ice cream), I felt a whole lot better.
Despite the fact that I didn’t know how to pronounce (much less cook) some of the things I was trying to eat, the change in diet kick-started me on a journey that gradually led deeper and deeper into “hippie-dom”. It wasn’t long before I found myself interested in recycling, dark leafy greens, and coconut oil lotion…and I knew that it was really getting serious when I started watching hour-long YouTube videos on the body’s natural acid-alkaline balance.
It’s simple: I began to see how my decisions directly affected myself, those I cared about, and the world around me. I could actually make a difference.
How it grew…
Soon I discovered I was not the only “hippie” out there who was interested in making lifestyle changes. Out of nowhere came conversations about homemade shampoo and gluten free baking, and I found that people were interested in chia seeds and compost.
Yes, the desire for natural living was a common goal, but more often than not, the next step towards it seemed elusive and even overwhelming. How do you go from eating sugar puffs to feasting on nut-laden granola for breakfast? From wheezing after climbing the stairs to running a mile? From relying on fast food to harvesting from your own garden?
So I decided to start this blog.
“Call Me a Hippie” is about simple, easy, everyday steps that are meant to inspire you, challenge you, and give you ideas as you continue your quest for a natural, healthier lifestyle. I do not write because I have it all figured out, I write because I want to continue figuring it out alongside you.
*Please note that I am not a doctor or a health professional. The opinions expressed on this blog come from my own personal experience, thoughts, and knowledge. Have more questions? Want to make health changes? Don’t be afraid to do some research and consult the appropriate experts in the field!*