the inspiration + the life behind it...
I have been designing clothing, as long as I can remember. Ive always loved to sew, recycle, rummage, create and bring life to old thrown away fabrics. Ive been making handmade one of a kind clothing for 14 years now. The healthy lifestyle came later, after I was met with health issues. I always considered myself a healthy person, so to struggle with my health, I was floored. In hindsight after pouring into research, I quickly realized I was not caring for my body as well as I had originally thought.
What began with going raw and plant based, detoxed an entire lifetime of bad habits to the surface. Healing is emotional. Naturally, I was drawn towards healing books about diet and exercise. Tangible things that I could control or fix right away. But what took more work and pain, was to face the emotional giants in my life. The chapters that I never thought were worth my time, about forgiveness, bitterness, anxiety, people pleasing and worst of all, fear. Pretty soon, I realized the process of healing is a lifestyle. It can’t be a sprint, but rather a marathon. Peeling layers of the unwanted naturally as I evolve into the spiritual being I was designed to be, day by day.
My clothing slogan has always been “ its a lifestyle”….. and my healing journey gave that more depth than every before. So I began a journey of peeling the layers that were keeping me sick. Mind body and spirit. I took responsibility and most all massive action. I knew I couldn’t go back to living the same hurried way. I couldn’t continue to push myself to make 100 pieces of clothing per week, I couldn’t do time consuming custom projects that I didn’t enjoy for the sake of people pleasing , I couldn’t drink coffee like water, or sleep a few hours and wing it. The hustle was killing me. So I decided to change the hustle. No matter how productive my days can be, with homeschooling and a busy toddler, I know the importance of doing our favorite life-giving things like surfing, and being near the ocean in general. Just being outside in the sunshine is extremely healing.
I vowed to love my self better and model what a healthy lifestyle looks like for my three children. My oldest daughter 11 at the time of my illness became the family cook while I healed from three back to back surgeries in one year. My healing journey inspired her to compile her creative healthy and totally yummy recipes into her own vegan coloring cookbook. It is now available on amazon. CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT. Her desire is for other children to take part in preparing healthy foods. Don’t be confused though, this is not a Childrens cookbook. This cookbook is a great book for all ages, that serves as a guide towards eating vegan and plant based without giving up your favorite flavors.
Speaking of health, one of the supplements I added to my protocol when I was sick and continue to use to create homeostasis in my body is CBD. Im sure you have heard about CBD because its certainly booming after becoming federally legal. CBD is derived from medicinal Hemp, not Marijuana… which means CBD with less than 0.03 THC will not make you high. I have become an affiliate with an awesome company, Hempworx to spread education and hope for many people who are struggling in their illness. Why? Because it works! I have been using this full spectrum organic CBD oil and its been amazing for not only myself but my clients. We have a 60 day money back guarantee, even on an empty bottle, because we stand behind and believe in the quality of our product.I hope that any of this will encourage you to take your health back and google up the benefits of CBD.
So this is my little slice of the internet, where handmade clothing is my heart, yet it’s no longer my soul. Instead I’ve made space for a lifestyle. A really healthy one. Thank you for being here. I value your time and I hope this space fills you up with good things.
Hugs, Shauna Xo