Green Moms Carnival – I Believe

This post is my entry for this month’s green moms carnival, recent recipients of a Twitter Shorty Award in the ever glorious category of green.

We are being hosted this month by the brilliant Jennifer at Smart Mama.

Our Theme is I Believe.

Belief guides each of us differently.

Belief can be altered, influenced and cultivated

For me, I believe parenting has taught me many of my life lessons. Parenting wasn’t exampled very well for me.  Since there really isn’t a guide to being a parent or Parent 101 classes to take,  I found I parented with a certain gumption, determination and often by the seat of my pants.  Lots and lots of gut feeling.  I knew that I wanted my children to be their very best self…not some duplicate molded copy of what was around them.  Just themselves.  I wanted them to be confident, expressed, strident and true.  I knew this the moment they were born – my wanting for them.  As they now enter adulthood as amazing individuals. I have to smile and be very proud.  I believe I have had something to do with the paths they will continue to take. 

I emphatically believe in prevention. Reaching a point of poor health early in my life I had no idea that I could alter my well being simply by taking care of myself.  Because of nutritional supplementation I got “me” back. Because of my very personal recovery I felt the ideals about prevention were very much worth shouting from the rooftops. Thus my chosen career.

I believe wholeheartedly in the profound wisdom of one very fine man who created a plant-based all purpose green cleaning product way, way ahead of his time. When I was searching for a company that had non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products, and found this product  along with an entire line, I totally fell in love with the products and the philosophy of the company. I felt this too was something I wanted to shout from the rooftop. Thus my advocacy for cleaning green.

I believe in choice.
 When I discovered the foods I was eating and feeding my family were tainted with additives and preservatives.  I became determined to lead by example, foster choices, cook scratch and eat clean. I decided to march to a way different drum at a time when choices were few and when the convenience of eating clean was less available then it is today.  I found I could share my belief and assist others like myself in understanding the value of these choices.  Thus my path to educate others.

I believe in voice.  Over the years I always knew I was different.  I knew I had influence.  I knew I could be persuasive.  My Blog: Best of Mother Earth  has given me a voice stronger than I ever imagined.  I am ever so compelled to advocate the value of blogging. It rocks!! What’s ahead for me re: my voice,  remains to be seen, yet excites me tremendously. I will always have something to say and a place to say it!

I believe in you.  Readership for a blogger is what fuels our writings and our messages.  Comments and customers remind us that what we do brings value.  It’s meaning at a community level!

rays of hope flickr image credit 

karen hanrahan | wellness educator and consultant | writer
nutrition ~ green clean ~ inch loss  ~ anti-aging

Contact me:  708.482.0678 

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16 Responses to Green Moms Carnival – I Believe

  1. JessTrev says:

    Nice! I believe that self-expression and community are powerful and see beautiful examples of both in you.

  2. Anna says:

    Nicely written. I especially like the choice belief since it is so profoundly important in everything we do. We can choose to change and make our lives better.I also believe in friendship like yours, Karen!

  3. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Thank you Jess! If we can’t be true to ourselves and share it …goodness what’s the  point?

  4. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Thank you Anna.! Our friendship warms my heart.  It’s ever so true how change can be positive!

  5. Thank you for your strong, clear voice. I do believe that blogging has made all us green “moms” stronger women.

  6. Green Bean says:

    I too believe in the power of voice, of the Internet, of blogging. It is the world’s biggest soap box. Gotta love it!

  7. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Beth,I so agree with you!  It feels good to find that clarity and share t!

  8. Karen Hanrahan says:

    There is part of me that sees myself “on” that soap box with a crowd listening! Virtually!

  9. Thanks so much for reminding us there is much to believe in!

  10. Karen Hanrahan says:

    You are ever so welcome Diane

  11. Love your thoughts on parenting– so well put and inspirational. Katy

  12. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Thank you Katy!

  13. Mary says:

    I’m with you on the voice. I can’t imagine going back to a time when we didn’t have access to the net and YOUR voice!

  14. Karen Hanrahan says:

    What a lovely thing to say Mary -Thank You!

  15. Siggy says:

    We are definitely stewards of our earth and we should never give up the power each can possess. Somehow you got to feel you can change the world–a brick at a time. And never forget that.

  16. Karen Hanrahan says:

    wonderfully stated ….appreciate the comment here!!

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