Last month residents of Hastings, Minnesota could not drink their tap water because it was not safe to drink. Residents were told to boil water for drinking, making ice, cooking and brushing teeth. E. coli was detected in a section of the public water system.
“Bring all water to a full, rolling boil, let it boil for one minute
or longer, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in water.” City of Hastings Water Advisory, 22 September, 2018
So in the best case scenario, a contaminant in your water supply is discovered right away, and you are notified. But what if a contaminant is not discovered right away? And, what if when a contamination happens, those with that knowledge don’t act in your best interest? We all know examples of these situations. They have happened and could happen again.
So what can you do? The answer is obvious, simple and easy to accomplish. Take care of yourself. You hold the power in your own hands. Taking good care of yourself is possible even when public water supplies are poorly managed or when corporations do business with unsafe practices. Your well being is not dependent on others making choices from a short term perspective that serves just a few. Your well being is not dependent on others, period. I encourage you to take your power back.
Give yourself the best chance to be well so that when more people are ready to act, you will be in vibrant health and can be one of the leaders of an environmental wave. The answers and solutions we have now probably will not be the answers and solutions we have in the future. And, that is just fine.
If we do take the best care of ourselves now, we will be healthy and able to be a part of the next movement of growth. There are people “banking” plastic. There are people cleaning up our oceans and rivers. There are people developing methods to absorb carbon from our atmosphere. There is incredible medical and nutritional research being done. The more we focus on these people and their missions, the more we are a part of their ongoing success. I encourage you to move out of being frozen in fear or focusing on the problems versus the solutions, what you do not want versus what you do.
So do it. Do it now. Do it for your family. Do it for your kids. Do it for your fur kids.
Do it for yourself.
Learn more here about the water I drink. My water is clean, alkaline and full of hydrogen — good for me and my family, and it tastes so good!
Be well 🙂