Hi, I’m Carrie, and I am the blogger behind My Crazy Green Life! My Crazy Green life is a health and wellness blog to help simplify the process of making healthier choices in one’s life, one step at a time.
I started MCGL in 2016 one year after losing both of my parents to cancer. This personal tragedy made me realize many things; First, that my parents were amazingly strong individuals for what they had to endure. I think about them every day, and I thank them for giving me a magical childhood and an amazing life.
Second, to cherish and love my family as much as possible. Third, to make time for all the precious moments God gives me every day. Fourth, to tell my boys how much I love them every chance I get.
Last, to recognize that I am not in control of everything in my life, but when it comes to my overall health and wellness I am in control of my personal environment, what I put into my mouth and the amount of exercise my body needs to function properly. The rest is in Gods hands.
I may never understand why I lost my parents to cancer, but I do believe if we take care of our bodies, our bodies will take care of us. I have been an advocate for exercise and eating clean food since 2005, but it wasn’t until watching food and nutrition documentaries in 2010 that I realized our bodies go to battle for us 24/7. Each day our bodies are fighting off free radicals, toxic chemicals, over processed foods (that contain zero nutritional value), as well as fruits and vegetables covered in pesticides. Most of us can add stress and lack of sleep to the list above, yet we wonder why our population is so sick?
For the past 12 years, I have been cleaning up my lifestyle bit by bit, little by little. During those 12 years, I have never been on a diet, probably because I do not believe in them. Instead of taking food away, I found it beneficial just to add in healthier choices. When you add in the good stuff, the negative/poor choices naturally disappear, and over time you don’t want them anymore. Why, because the healthier choices are better for you!! Therefore, you start to feel better! It is that simple.
Throughout my crazy journey, I have enjoyed learning about nutrition and how my body operates. What my body needs to function at its best, as well as how to remove chemicals from my environment. More recently, I learned the benefits of adding essential oils into every possible area of my life. From relieving common discomforts to using them in my families meals, essential oils have a significant role in my overall health and wellness.
My path to living the healthiest life possible has been a long eye-opening experience filled with twists and turns. For many people making the decision to live a healthy lifestyle is overwhelming. The purpose of my crazy green life is to simplify the process of making healthy lifestyle decisions. By sharing information, resources, and products, I hope others can start or expand their crazy green life too!