May 20

Planets Retrograding

Planets Retrograding

 

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‘The goal is to die with memories NOT dreams!!

If you don’t know much about Astrology, and I don’t, I just know that when Mercury Retrogrades things like communication break downs, misunderstandings, computer issues etc happen more frequently and it’s a good time to go within and not to take on new things especially with business.  Over the past month there has been about 6 planets retrograding (read more here – several to choose from) and hasn’t happened for about 10 years.  Im sharing this as if you are going through any tough times, or feel like you’re losing it some moments – you’re not alone!!

We may not realize it but it does effect us – you know what the moon does to some people when it’s full…….

For me, it’s been an interesting time, some old things coming up, some old patterns, health issues, uncertainty, and some days I sit down in front of my computer and have no idea why I am there!!  Oh and some people are just acting weird – don’t worry you are not alone.  This is the time not to push yourself too hard or be hard on yourself since it’s kind of like swimming upstream only the current is really strong at this point in the river!

Springtime – a good time to clean house – spend time doing things like that – getting rid of the old, things you don’t like, use or wear any longer in your house and your body too.  Good time to clean that up after the cold months of being inside more and eating heavier foods.  Also a good time to look at patterns, beliefs, people and stuff in your life that don’t bring you joy or love – including thoughts – clean it all out and lighten the load!!

Journaling for me first thing in the am has been great for me – it’s where I can work thru my stuff, unload my fears, concerns and dreams and get it out of me so that it doesn’t stay inside of me.

Everything is energy – Everything!!

Create an awesome day even if these planets are doing what they do!!

Jodi

May 03

Healthy People – Shanti Sue

Healthy People – Shanti Sue

 

Here is my second interview with a dear friend Shanti Sue from Gibsons, BC Canada.  I met Sue many years ago working at a vegetarian (before it was cool or trendy) restaurant in the little village of Roberts Cr where I moved from Banff.  Sue and I have come in and out of each others lives throughout the years and we do have health, green superfoods, yoga and personal growth in common – oh an the love for the outdoors and water!!

Sue is such a sweetie and if you are ever on the Sunshine Coast connect with her for one of her yoga classes!

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Q  –  What does health mean to you?

Health to me is vitality! a balance of life. Feeling good in my body, eating right, balance in my emotions

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Q  –  When or what got you started down this path?

I was born 2 months early & was a c-section baby so my immune system wasn’t fully developed.
I had severe allergies, ear infections, migraines and equilibrium problems as a kid. In summer it was so severe I couldn’t play outside for very long. Spend a lot of time in bed in a dark room.
It wasn’t fun.
My mom was a nurse so I grew up taking all kinds of prescription medications. Once I left home I couldn’t really afford them. I thought there must be a better way.
So I started experimenting with food, found a book on Healing with Foods. That is really when I started changing my lifestyle. That was about 1991-92. I became a vegan. I was so surprised after the first week how much better I felt that I was a vegan for about 10 yrs.

 

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Q  –  What are some of your favourite health foods?

I love my green drinks and smoothies. I do my best to incorporate some raw food into my daily routine. One of my favourite is
raw granola bars I make myself, and bliss balls made with cashews and cacao.
I like to make my own foods so I can feel good about what I eat. Too much store bought stuff has chemicals etc.
I make my own kombucha which I LOVE!
I eat pretty simply  –  Quinoa or rice with steamed veg. and organic as much as possible.

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Q  –  If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?

I am not sure what the good guidelines are right now, I do my best to eat 5 -10 different fruits & veggies a day. Try to eat a whole food, plant
based diet, organic as possible.  I look for the non gmo label now when I am not buying organic. Begin some sort of movement program. Look for someone to buddy up with as support is important and helps motivate you to stay on track. Bring awareness to what you eat, when. & why. Then notice how you feel hours after or the next day. We sometimes don’t notice when the foods we eat trigger emotions or depression even aches in our bodies.

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We had to include sue’s dog Mica who is 17 and still going strong!!

 

Q  –  What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?

Every day I do some kind of stretching whether its yoga for an hour or taking a few minutes throughout the day to stretch my body to keep my joints open and moving. A few minutes of meditation even if it is only 5 minutes.
I definitely don’t miss my green drink & super amino protein tablets from Purium. They help nourish my body on such a deep level. I don’t have to worry about getting those 5-10 veggies a day. I feel good all day!

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Q  –  Anything else you would like to add?

My health & well being are so important to me in this life. My body is the vehicle for my spirit in this world  –   My body temple. I realize the importance of a clean, green, whole food regiment along with exercise and relaxation for a healthy life. I want to live a long life full of energy and vitality. Caring for my body is top priority.

 

Sue forgot to add she plays some Frisbee and from what I saw is pretty good too!!

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Feel free to connect with Sue here on FB.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to share!!

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

Apr 28

Love

Love

 

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I posted on my FB wall today the saying “Love is the absence of judgment“.

Take a few minutes today to just reflect on that.  We usually first think of it when we are walking down the street and see someone who could be homeless, or dressed weird or has multiple tattoos and thoughts pop into our heads – we are aware those judgments.

Yet, what about for yourself – your body?

Just pay attention to the thoughts and feeling that come up for you!  If it’s not total acceptance and love then it’s judgement and you deserve better!!

Create a fantastic day with much love!

Jodi

xo

Apr 21

Healthy People

Healthy People

 

For quite awhile in my life I was on my own on my health path.  Many people or friends around me thought I was either weird, too far out there or too hippy dippy for eating healthy, drinking greens, using superfoods and many other things.  Since I was usually the outside, I kept quiet about the health things I knew or used and would succumb to peer pressure when out or in social settings to a certain degree.  Then I started finding my tribe and when you do, there is nothing better than letting yourself be seen or just being more authentically you with no apologies!!

It’s inspired me to get out and showcase healthy people and what it means to them or how they are living.  There is no one right way but there are better ways than many of the main stream bs going on.  So to any of you feeling alone – you’re not trust me!!

For my first person on my blog who better than to show case but my BFF who has lived most of his life being a health advocate and a catalyst for people’s awakening sharing many great things.

Meet David aka Sunwolf.

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David aka Sunwolf

 

 

Q –  What does health mean to you?
What health means to me is to be able to be a kid again with no limitations, experience a Joie De Vivre, play sports with guys half my age and feel like I have not aged one bit.
Health in all ways, body , mind and spirit, if one is out of balance, optimum health is difficult to achieve.. Feeling ageless, Health means to me that aging does not come into the picture, while feeling good and excited as my number in age increases and still feeling like a pup
Health means to play with the kids, run far and wide, play crazy and be able to make love a long time.

Health also means living your life purpose, doing what makes you feel like you’re are making the world a better place and being of service and inspiring others to live their Dharma.

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Q – When or what got you started down this path?

What got me started on path is the feeling one gets when living a healthy lifestyle.. So much more fun to live with joy and zest, than to live with pain and hardship.

I got started quite young when I observed so many young people feeling low energy, lack of vitality and watching so many older people give up living since their body would not hold up. What a waste.

Got started when I was reading health books like Know your Nutrition by Linda Clarke which was my very first book. , John Robbins, Diet for a New America

When I realized how dis eased people are.. So many mentors I had Dr, Bernard Jensen, Father of Nutrition and Iridology. Got started on the path in my late teens. I saw how our society is getting more and more out of balance, people not having quality of life. We have choice to experience a high level of vibrant health or not.. Health is a choice and takes a commitment like everything else.

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Q – What are some of your favourite health foods?

My favorite foods there are so many,. plant based super foods..… salads, algae’s
Love berries, raw chocolate, hemp seeds, coconut in all ways including ice cream, almond, flaxseed & cashew  milk , medicinal mushrooms, herbal teas, mushrooms infused in Tea, legumes, humus, goat cheese, all kinds of veggies , wild greens, micro greens, cabbage. Kombucha, avocados, chia seed, camalina seeds and wild sardines – I love many foods and they just all seem to be healthy.

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Q – If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?

Eat live foods for live bodies, eliminate man made foods, processed foods. if it does not spoil, do not eat it, reduce meat, make sure it’s grass fed, and stay away from GMO foods of course.

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Q – What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?

Having my Kamut first thing in morning, my superfood shake, salads, my exercise, cellercizer, playing ball sports etc
I do inversion exercises, love to swim in river (or anywhere), dry skin brushing. Use only pure products for body and the house.

Always more your body, change the routine and food., variety is the spice of life.. the body and mind like a variety of foods, movements and exercise.

 

 

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Q – Anything else you would like to add?

Be grateful, be of service to humanity and the planet ..live a conscious life, vote with your dollars and pay it forward so that which helps people and Mother Earth. Respect all life forms.. never stop learning , never stop moving. A physically inactive body is a dead body.

Live with passion, follow your heart…. Have a support team.

Be kind, grateful and go after your dreams….Find people your equal and above. Hard to sharpen an axe on a dull stone..

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Thank you David for sharing your wisdom.  Spending time with David I know he walks his talk and more!!

He loves connecting with new people and can be found on FB here if you want to meet or have any questions for him!

I am looking for more people to connect with so if you are on the Sunshine Coast or Vancouver – send me a message and lets connect!!

Create a Life YOU Love

Jodi

 

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