it is now about two years since I had regular work and about 20 months since i left paid employment. i spent a few months recovering from a period of intense workplace bullying and general bad energy, then i spent a few months completing my doula studies but since then (about a year) i havent had a specific project. there's been the cooking and the cleaning, the babysitting and taxi driving, the visiting at villawood.....
i developed my website and spend quite a lot of time on birth & business "stuff" but all up i have had plenty of time to cruise weird corners of the internet and think about all kinds of random bits & pieces which has led me to two experiments:
the first is coconut oil "pulling". word is that if i swish coconut oil in my mouth and through my teeth for 20 minutes a day i might experience a whole range of fabulous results such as detoxing, reduced sugar cravings, weight loss and better oral health. one of the possible results, the one i want, is to see my receding gums start to reappear. my gums receded a long time ago due to poor habits and poorer advice and i have never really stopped regretting it so if i can swish some oil round my mouth and get them back that will be great. if it doesnt work, i havent lost much and my family have had twenty minutes of silence a day!
the second great experiment is to try a shampoo free life. i'm not there yet: i substitute every second shampoo for a bicarb massage and it's going well. the theory goes that as my body adjusts to less chemical cleaning assistance it will need less and one day i can ditch the shampoo altogether. whats not to like about that? less chemicals, less to buy and maybe even an easier to clean shower recess.
liam and i have already made the change from conditioner to apple cider vinegar and liams hair looks better than it already did. the rest of the family are not to be convinced about this new routine but thats ok, i have all the time in the world. muahahaha!