“Little Changes” Add Up…from Rockstar to World Wise Beauty Icon
Welcome to World Wise Beauty. Thanks so much for joining me for a Q&A. Lets first recognize we have simpatico in our pursuit of wisdom! There is a quote I love from Edith Wharton “There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it”. You have certainly been both to so many as an author, public speaker and advocate for women’s health. You founded an organization called Choose Wiser dedicated to educating women about the interactions between environmental toxins and their personal health and have gone on to do so much more. Wish we had more space to cover all your great work but I would love to talk about your terrific new book called “Little Changes”.
Lauroly Q: The tagline of your book “Tales of a Reluctant Home Eco-Momics Pioneer” sounds so light but you actually became enlightened about conscious lifestyle after going through aggressive breast cancer at the young age of 36 with three small children depending on you. How did this scary experience compel you to change your lifestyle approach?
Lauroly Q: As a breast cancer survivor of early stage cancer myself, I was shocked when I received my diagnosis. I thought my healthy, mostly vegetarian lifestyle would protect me from getting cancer but I know now there are so many other things that factor into the causes of cancer. There are environmental factors that we just don’t think about. What I liked about your book is you don’t try to scare people with information but rather provide actionable ideas so they can empower themselves. Your personal learning process became a big adventure! Tell us more about your adventure and how your “green and clean” lifestyle has gone beyond just eating healthy.
Lauroly Q: The title of your book “Little Changes” and the philosophy behind it is very appealing to me and I am sure to others as well. You have said ” there are so many people reluctant to make changes in their lives because they think it is going to be expensive or time consuming”. Can you share with us just a few examples of how we can make wise but little changes today toward a healthy lifestyle inside and out?
- Check your nail polish to see if it contains formaldehyde, a known carcinogen that we do not need to paint onto our nail beds. Not all nail polishes contain this, which makes it a simple place to choose wiser.
- When you run out of a window cleaner, make your own with vinegar and water, a just as effective kinder option minus ammonia and you save three dollars! Make sure to celebrate your forward momentum and your journey is on its way.
- My number one piece of advice? Simple: Don’t do this alone! I am a huge believer that women are more alike than we are different, and that there is a neighbor, carpool friend or booklover who has the same curiosities. We tend to do all the work alone. Instead, reach out and say “hey, I am interested in learning more about this topic” and all of sudden you have half the work to do and twice the fun.
Lauroly: Thanks so much Kristi for joining us here at World Wise Beauty and for being the candle light for so many women striving to keep themselves and their families healthy. Wishing you continued health and wellness as you spread your light and wisdom. You are officially a World Wise Beauty Icon but I also need to congratulate you on your recent “ROCKSTAR” award from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics! Rock on Kristi!
Learn more about her award and the great organization behind it here: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=1069
Maybe our blog community can share positive little changes they have made in their lives too? Would love to hear from everyone!