Best Life Today

 Live your very best life today.

White Beauty

Don’t hold your happiness hostage waiting for some imagined perfect circumstance, person or thing to come along. Choose to be happy, joyful and truly thankful for the moment you’re in.

You deserve a life that is magnificent. And you deserve to let yourself live it right now.

Believe it and feel it.

Don’t put off until someday the richness that you can live on this very day.

You can add unique beauty to life, so do it now.

Just like the flower – show your beauty, your uniqueness and don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

This very day, this very moment is all that matters.

Live it fully, with love, with commitment, inner peace and calmness.

Each day counts

and

So do YOU!!

Make it your best day yet

Jodi

Slowing Down

Slowing Down

 Henderson-Beach-Long

When we really start paying attention – all the signs are there especially the ones our bodies are sending us IF we are paying attention or open to receive them.  Slowing down can be hard for many people especially for parents, single parents or multi- taksers…….something I know well!!

I have been on a work stint in film for the last several months that was quite interesting – would be a good way of putting it.

I learned a lot, met a lot of people, saw some creative & cool things, learned how to do some creative things, saw actors and actresses, met some, watched how shows and movies were made, sets dressed, stages being constructed and oh so much more.

I also worked long days and at my age or where I am at in life – isn’t fulfilling and doesn’t really feed my soul or nurture me.

That is what is sooooo cool about life- there are so many options to choose differently or what to experience.  We really are only limited by our minds!!

I am on a much needed break and I have been able to have some down time – my body was yelling at me – basically with  Adrenal Fatigue – doesn’t get much louder than that – going on overdrive, stress, little sleep and not paying attention to what my soul truly desires.  Thank goodness I have been eating healthy through this all (and no not pumped up on tons of caffeine either) – yes still somewhat easy to do especially when it’s a priority in my life.

Our bodies really do talk to us.  They communicate through subtle hints, messages, aches and then they are screaming at us to get our attention when it turns to pain or fatigue.

Since being off I am doing all I can to nurture my body and soul and it’s amazing how fast things are shifting.

Daily walks, gentle yoga, breath work, meditation, proper supplementation, water, little stress, self love, being creative (for me) and rushing to go nowhere!!! lol

One of the things I have been playing with to further help me slow down is Long Exposure Photography and Black & White Photography (which I used to love doing and hand yes hand coloring) – patience, breath, stillness, quiet, calming – how does it get more magical than that.

Hoping to inspire and share with you in some upcoming posts on the Photography I have been exploring and enjoying – hope you do too.

Today take some time for you and listen to what your body is saying – honor it, be in the moment and have an attitude of gratitude!

Have a wonderful day!!

Jodi

Are you allowing a little fun in your life?

Fun

And a belated Happy Easter!

 kids bubbles

I’ve been laying low – will share that in an upcoming post but I wanted to share some spur of the moment photos down in English Bay in Vancouver of kids and people having some fun, having some joy in their lives.

I enjoyed taking photographs of them and getting a little creative with the bubbles too!

Bubbles

Hope you are allowing in some  fun and possibly even being silly – it’s what keeps us young.

Spend some time with young kids and get caught up at the moment or do something that makes you smile or laugh and even silly with them.

I bet you will feel great afterwards!

Bubbles

Make it a fun day!

Jodi

Are You Afraid to Open New Doors

New Doors

Door

Old ways usually, won’t open New Doors.

Don’t be afraid to try or learn something new – it could surprise you! Open up new doors and let new things in.

Make it a great day!

Jodi

Making Lemonade

Making Lemonade

Lemons

Making Lemonade

How often do you get thrown some lemons – you know life’s little hard knocks, or lessons when we aren’t really paying attention!!

Are you able to take those lemons and turn them into Lemonade?

One of the best ways I have found is to have an attitude of gratitude – no matter how s@*^y it may seem and trust me I know I’ve been there.

If you can really reach for that attitude of gratitude or the love or just let that anger or frustration or whatever else it is go – just let go and be in the flow – you are making lemonade and you will feel better, lighter, happier trust me I know that one too.

It’s when I dig in, fight back, resist or think too much that I twist myself, my head or my body in knots.

I don’t know you about you but I would rather be sitting back, chillaxin and drinking lemonade!!

Now that is food for thought eh??

Make it a great day!!

Jodi

Ahhh I can feel the breeze gently blowin,  layin in the hammock, sipping away………..

One Life

One Life

Onion by Jodi Burke

Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go,
be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and
one chance to do all the things you want to do.

Create a Life YOU Love!!

Make it an awesome day!!

Jodi