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My Hip Life

The Hip Life



My Hip Life

Courtenay Henderson

What's up with The Hip Life? I guess it started over five years ago when I discovered I was "sensitive" to many different foods. Foods that were my staples in life, you know, like cheese, bread, milk, coffee... I was tested and put on an extremely strict diet to help reset my system. The diet not only reset my system, it reset my way of thinking.

Before getting tested I never had to question where my food came from or stop and think about what I was going to eat before I ate it. I had to ask so many questions, “Are there eggs in that?” “Is that gluten free?” “Does that have soy in it?!” “Is that organic?” That last question is my favourite. Mostly because I had no idea what organic even meant but somehow it weaselled its way into my vocabulary.

It’s sort of become a slippery slope since then. The more I learn, the more I want to change and the more I change the more I become a hippy. Just kidding. I'm dragging all my loved ones along for the ride. If I've ever talked to you about coconut oil, you know I love you. My husband just shakes his head and says, “hippy life” every time I tell him we should change something or I find something else to make and put into a mason jar. It’s sort of become our catch phrase.

When I first discovered all this stuff I felt so trapped and like, "See ya never, you beautiful buttery french pastries." It was so overwhelming and sad at the time but it's caused me to question, research and get creative. It's not all bad.

This has become my life, my hip(py) life.

I've just embraced it and I really do love it. Just like I love shoes, trends, and traveling. They've all got their place in this hip life.