Hi there, i’m Danielle, creator of Simply Pure Mama and mom to 4 busy kids
I’m holistic in my parenting practices and we are as natural as can be. I believe that whole foods are real foods
our homes should be toxic free
and in good ol fashion home remedies to cure common childhood illnesses.
As moms, we really need to educate ourselves and make informed decisions when it comes to what we put on and in our kids bodies.
But leading this healthy lifestyle can be complicated.
I’m on a mission to un complicate it
and provide moms with the tools and strategies to make informed decisions so you can lead a pure, natural and healthy lifestyle.
I’m super excited that you chose to be on this natural living journey with me.
Episode 13 Summer Mom ~ How to Simplify and Embrace the simply joys of summer
"Summer Mom" - How to simplify and embrace the simple pleasures of summer
Regardless if you are working or at home with your kids over summer vacation, these months should be spent enjoying life. In this episode I share ways you can simplify life to enjoy the simple pleasures of summer.
Ep.12 12 Ways To Boost Your Mood in 60 seconds or less - 6:3:19, 2.02 PM
1. Breathe in pleasant scents
Citrus or peppermint invigorate and lift mood, Lavender is calming
2 Take a “joke break”
Listen to a joke. Ask Siri to tell you a joke. Leaves you feeling a little bit lighter
3. Boost your mood before you start your day by setting your intentions
Set your intentions for the day before even getting out of bed. Today will be a great day.
4. Interrupt negative thoughts with gratitude
Every time you have a negative thought, replace it with a positive. In your head, or aloud, say things you are grateful for. If you can write them down in a journal.
No matter how awful life can be, there’s always something to be grateful for.”
5. Combine a physical act with a mantra
Put your hands in prayer motions, breath and repeat "I am calm, I am relaxed".
6. Watch a funny video
Watch a quick funny clip. Keep a playlist on you tube
7. Practice deep breathing
Focus on the breath
8. Do a one-minute meditation
download a meditation app
9. Connect with nature
Go for a mindfulness walk, ride your bike go for a jog, go sit under a tree and count the birds.
10. Play your favorite tunes
Listening to music is a quick way to shift your mood. Make a playlist of your favorite songs or artists and have them ready and available.
11. Send someone a kind message
Send a text message or email to someone. Express gratitude for that person, pay them a random compliment, or ask how their day is going.
Increased endorphins makes you happy
Episode 11 - Why I Choose To Bring My Family To A Holistic Dentist
Oral health should be taken very seriously. It is the window to our overall health. Teaching our kids preventative measures, like proper brushing and flossing is key. So is finding a dentist that you trust and that aligns with your values and beliefs.
1. I don't believe in fluoride Fluoride is a neurotoxin. It's known to impact the cardiovascular, central nervous, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, renal, respiratory, and skeletal systems, and exposure to fluoride has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infertility, and many other adverse health outcomes, including fluoride toxicity.
2. I don't believe in Mercury fillingsSilver fillings are banned in many other countries but not here in the US. it is absorbed into the body and retained particularly in the brain, kidney, liver, lung, and gastrointestinal tract.
Dental Mercury could cause:
Autism spectrum disorders
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Depression and anxiety
3. I don't believe in Root canalsThey are intrusive and can lead to bigger problems.During a root canal, dangerous bacteria can hide out in the tooth. It can become super toxic and can migrate to other tissues in your body, and your heart, kidneys, bones and brain.
4. I don't believe in laughing gasI don't want to give my child nitrous oxide to my child to get a cavity filled.
I made a conscious decision to find a holistic dentist that has the same beliefs as me. A holistic dentist or biological dentist looks at the patient’s overall health and uses natural therapies to prevent, diagnose and treat. Reduced root canals, crowns and invasive techniques.
Practices minimally invasive dentistry with the Biomimetic philosophy
Educate yourself as much as possible and make informed decisions. If you don’t feel comfortable with a recommendation made by your dentist or any doctor, you have every right to say no. You can always do something later on after you’ve researched it and made a conscious, educated decision if you choose to, but you can’t undo something. Leave me a comment and let me know if you are a non conformist.
Ep 10 - Intentional Living ~ 10 Steps You Can Take To Live More On Purpose - 4:29:19, 1.03 PM
Do you ever feel like you are surviving instead of living?With each passing day instead of doing what you really want to do, you always find yourself doing what you have to do in order to just get through the day.We think and hope that this cycle will stop and magically get better, but without effort on our part, it won’t. This may very well be the rest of our lives, unless we decide to change things. Our every day small actions can work for us, or against us. It’s up to us to choose which.What is intentional living?
According to Wikepedia, "Intentional living is any lifestyle based on an individual or group's conscious attempts to live according to their values and beliefs. These can include lifestyles based on Religious, Political or Ethical values, as well as Coaching, Personal Transformation, and Leadership Training".
10 steps you can take to live intentionally
1. Daily Gratitude
2. Set your intentions for the day.
4. Set goals
7. Daily Movement
8. Healthy Eating
10. Unplug from Technology
Episdoe 9 - Morning Routines Habits For The Happy, Healthy And Balanced Mom
Benefits of establishing a morning routine
Start the day off right. Your setting the tone of your day on a positive note by creating good habits. Your approach toward the day will be positive and you’ll be more prepared for the days events and challenges.
More productive - when you start the day off in a positive way, your giving yourself a head start on the day. Your creating momentum that you can take with you throughout your day. When you wake up and are rushed, your playing catch up and you let the day dictate your day.
Spend valuable time with yourself. A time to dedicate to doing whatever you want without any interruptions or distractions. It may be the only time you get to yourself all day. Just you.
How to create a morning routine
Plan what time you want to wake up. Commit to it.
Wake up a little earlier each day. Start with waking up 15 minutes earlier and every 2 - 3 days, add on an additional 10 minutes until you reach your target wake up time.
Wake up the same time every day. The more consistent you are the more natural it will become.
7 morning routines habits for happy, healthy and balanced Moms
Feed your soul
Set your intention for the day
Feed your mind
Drink Lemon water with ACV
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Episode 8 - Is Social Media Controlling your life? How to Facebook On Purpose
Podcast Episode 8 - Is Social Media Controlling your life? How to Facebook on Purpose
I made a conscious decision to live my best mom life. I intentionally create a life that is filled with peace, calm and tranquility. I avoid things that don’t lend itself to my intention.
One steps i’m taking is to use social media on purpose by setting social media limits
What does that mean? I made a conscious decision to not spend wasteful time on social media. Have you ever checked the screen time function on your smart phone? I did and I could't believe how much time I was spending on social media. When you add a couple minutes here and there it adds up to be a lot.
As a blogger, social media is a big part of my purpose. I promote published blog posts, I engage with my followers, and I build relationships with other moms and other bloggers.
On a personal level, I love connecting with my friends and family. I enjoy seeing their family pictures and watching their kids grow. It's a nice way to keep up with people's lives.
I also love talking about things like the latest housewives shenanigans.
On the other hand, there are a lot of negatives to social media.
It can cause us stress, anxiety and even depression
It can set unrealistic expectations
It can cause unhealthy sleep patterns
It can create a negative body image by constantly comparing ourselves to others
It can cause disagreements which lead to arguments and even an end to a friendship
As with anything else in life, it's all about balance.
Here are some steps I have been taking and how you too can Facebook on Purpose:
1. Don't scroll social throughout the day.
2. Customize your newsfeed that aligns with your purpose.
3. DO NOT go on Facebook first thing in the morning or right before going to sleep.
4. Turn off notifications.