Well hello there!
Hi guys! I’m Maegan and I am jumping with joy to have you here! (literally. have the slow-mo camera settings ready!)
THE SHORT STORY
I live in the southern state of Georgia, in the Metro Atlanta area with my hubby and 10 rescued fur babies.
I’m all about intentional living, simplicity, clean seasonal food, wellness, and living in rhythm with nature. My hope is to inspire others to simplify clean eating and a pure (non-toxic) lifestyle so that we can all have flourishing health to be free to live a purpose-filled, full life.
You’ll find budget friendly recipes, wellness tips, and a whole bunch more on intentional & simple living here on my blog and I’d love to connect with you @purelyflourish on Instagram where I share what I eat in a day and videos of my rescued fur babies.
THE WHOLE STORY
For my entire life, I never really fit in. I’ve always had an amazing and supportive family, but I still grew up with loads and loads of fear and anxiety. I remember not being able to sleep at night for fear of the future. I would throw up before my softball and basketball games because I was so nervous to be in front of people. To say the least, I was a very nervous child. I had a few good friends, and then… I was a teenager. That’s when I started to try to fit in, because it made me more comfortable to be in ‘the crowd’. But then I started to get into a deep depression partly because I was living a life that wasn’t really me, or in tune with my values. I never really knew how to be myself, or even know what myself was.
It wasn’t until I was probably 19 or 20 when I started to finally figure it out. I married my best friend at 19. He was the only person I felt like I could be my complete self around. I was (and still am) so comfortable with him. I think he was the reason I could finally let loose and figure out what I really liked and enjoyed.
I’ve always been super interested in health. I remember when I was a kid I would study the “My Pyramid” nutrition info, and read books about health, and I’d do my best to eat what I thought was healthy. I still grew up on fast and processed foods, just like most people in America, but I was still just super interested in learning about health foods. I would literally wish for groceries when blowing out my candles on my birthday, and my parents were always so confused, because we always had plenty of food to eat. I guess I just really liked groceries!
When I first got married is when I started researching holistic nutrition, natural living, and learning all the things that has got me to where I am today. At first I was just doing the thousands of hours worth of in-depth research on my own just as a hobby, and I realized that I had quite a bit of health issues myself, so then it really started become my mission. I learned that my gut has been messed up my whole life which was contributing to my anxiety issues. I learned that all of the synthetic fragrance that’s found in SO many household/personal care products was the leading cause for my daily headaches/migraines.
Learning these things about myself got me into MORE research and that’s when it became my life’s purpose to get this info out into the world.
Just in the last couple of years I learned that I have a genetic mutation in the MTHFR gene and this also contributes to mental health, as well as not being able to detox properly. This is why I get so many symptoms when I get in contact with synthetic fragrance. I have chemical sensitivity, because I’m not able to detox the fumes properly. This causes these chemicals to build up in my body, and this is why it’s so important for me to do everything I can to support my health and my body’s natural detox pathways. I do this using FOOD. Whole, real, pure, organic seasonal food that comes from nature.
And I HAVE to share this with people like you – because I know that it can help you in some way!
There’s so many people that still have no clue that the foods they’re eating and products they are using on a daily basis are contributing to their health problems. Yes, some of it can be genetic, BUT our genes aren’t the end of the world. We still have the responsibility to live a healthy lifestyle and not waste our health.
You see, the thing is – there is SO much information out there. So many diets, so many different opinions, so many recipes.
We have over-complicated something that is meant to be so simple.
- What’s healthy and what’s not?
- How can I find true pure foods?
- Is this product good or bad?
- How in the world am I supposed to eat organic on a budget?
I’m finally so grateful to say that after MANY years of feeling purpose-less, and not knowing what truly lights me up — this is my purpose. This is what lights me up. This is what I feel called to do. This is what makes me excited to get out of bed in the morning.
My mission is to help answer all of those questions for people like you.
I am a Jesus follower and my ultimate purpose on planet earth is to know God and to make Him known. My mission here on this blog compliments my ultimate purpose because by teaching you to live a pure and healthy lifestyle, it helps you flourish in life. Because when your health is flourishing, your life will flourish also. This helps you to live out your purpose in full force.
What is your why?
Why do you want to flourish in health? Is it so you’ll have more energy to play with your kids/grandkids? Is it so you’ll save money on doctor visits so you can give more? Is it so you have a more clear and focused brain so you can focus on YOUR mission?
When God created the earth, He gave us everything we need for flourishing health. It wasn’t until the sin entered the world that we started over-complicating things and falling away from the natural rhythms found in nature. The goal is to get back in sync with the rhythms and pure design that is found in nature. The way God created it for our own good.
Purely Flourish is growing community on journey together to simplify wellness for flourishing health so that we can live our purpose, fully, here on planet earth. I would love for you to be a part of this community mission too!
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I’d like to know more about you!
- What is your biggest struggle with eating clean/healthy?
- What is your why?
- What would you like to see more of on this blog?
Love you guys!