Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Chemicals are Everywhere

How does one stay healthy while living in a world saturated with chemicals, especially when one is chemically sensitive? People walk around bathed in clouds of laundry detergent and dryer sheets, and the canaries among us---myself included---suffer the consequences.

Perfumes, scented candles, deodorants, laundry products, household cleaning products, the list goes on and on.

My wife and I are working hard to heal ourselves from chemical sensitivity, but when one of the best ways to heal is avoidance of the offending substances, we are challenged to find a way to truly save ourselves from the ill effects of exposure.

Still, we do not sequester ourselves, and we strike out into the world with hopes of healing, connection and community. There are many ways in which chemical sensitivity has limited our lives and negatively impacted our social connections, but now that we are traveling and living on the road, we simply put our best foot forward, hope for the best, protect ourselves as best we can, and consider ourselves lucky to have such freedom of movement and direction, sensitivities be damned!
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