Energy

Energy

 

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I am not sure if it’s the Saggittarian in me or the way I am wired, but I have a thirst for certain knowledge, a knowingness about certain things and a deep desire to learn and grow more.  When I’m not learning, growing, expanding & creating ( and yes that can even be as easy as creating a great tasting dish in the kitchen! :))  I become very shut down and I’ve even gotten somewhat sick in the past.

Energy of creation is big.  I’ve been learning about energy for a little while and you would think that since everything is energy we could understand it pretty easily, but we really aren’t taught much about how things really work or so I wasn’t anyways growing up!

I want to share some of that on my journey.  In simple terms – If everything is energy Nothing is stagnate, things are always changing and morphing yet us humans many times don’t like change.  We may go into contracts and commitments that bind us – many times for a long time and when one party wants a change or they’ve grown past that type of way of being say,  they are made wrong, ridiculed or even sued.

I’ve been criticized many times in my life for not settling down, or to have a good steady job, or to find a place to live – forever (I’ve lived all across Canada), do one thing and only one thing and keep doing it (no matter what)- I tried that for awhile, my life force, my spark, my soul started dying – quite literally.  It just doesn’t work for some of us – heck many of us, yet we try and or resist it.

Learn to do and create from a place of joy.  I know we all have responsibilities and obligations sometimes that we ‘have’ to do but not always.  What if we started asking ourselves better questions to create our moments, hours, days and weeks?  Have you ever woken up and thought ‘ hell where did the last year (or 10) go, nothing has changed except I am older!’

I was programmed to work hard, work lots, it didn’t matter if you liked what you were doing or not as most people don’t and you’re no different type of thinking.  I remember when I was 6 months pregnant going into my Dr’s appointment and saying how tired I was and she looked at me and said ‘Jodi, you’re 6 months pregnant and working 2 jobs, maybe it’s time you stopped one of them??’, the sad part of that is I had never even thought of it as that is how deep I was programmed.

Where are you programmed and with what?  What story did someone tell you that you bought into, but it’s really not you?  Do your beliefs and values align with who you truly are?

Ask yourself what brings you joy and how much more could you allow in starting today.  I now choose to do things that I love and want to do for the most part, and my life keeps getting better,  in oh so many ways – it’s what my intentions are and now – I choose to work fun, easy, healthy and abundantly, actually I try not to use the word work – how do I choose to show up in life and play is what I prefer to say!!

Become a conscious co-creator – after all it IS YOUR Life!!

Have an amazing day!!

Jodi

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Healthy People – Tandi Canterbury Rolen

Healthy People – Tandi Canterbury Rolen

This is starting to be so much fun for me – connecting with healthy, conscious, loving, amazing people and bringing it out to others!!!

 

Meet Tandi Canterbury Rolen

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Tandi Canterbury Rolen

 

Last week I got to sit with Tandi for al little bit and have an conversation – this beautiful being is so busy as she is out to help people wake up to real health!! As we speak, she is in the process of opening her new and bigger health bar in the city of Wenatchee in Washington as she is expanding.  The Hunter’s Wife (don’t you just love that name!) is a  little outside health bar in East Wenatchee, which serves amazing healthy juices, smoothies and food and is  attached to a Yoga studio. (but is closing as bigger space was needed – yay!! people are waking up and wanting real food!!)

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The Hunter’s Wife

Q  –  What does health mean to you?

Health to me is everything. It’s my platform for quality living. I’m worthy to have a fantastic, beautiful life. Health of the mind, body, and spirituality is key.

 

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

I was raised on frozen pizza’s, French toast, and ice cream. I ate this way most of my life. During that time I never was satisfied. I hated my body, I hated my skin, I was the biggest bully to myself. I so badly wanted to glow. I just didn’t know how.
The turning point for me was witnessing my grandmother pass from cancer. She was my best friend. I was depressed, and stuck in toxic habits. It was the darkest time in my life. I knew that it was my own responsibility to take care of myself so that I wouldn’t let my grandma down.
I started juicing. I juiced everyday. It didn’t matter if I was 10 minutes late to work, I stuck to it and it wasn’t long before I witnessed the shift in my body and mind. I started to fall in love with real food. It proved it loved me back. Years of acne scares disappeared, I slept fantastic, I took up yoga, running, biking, everything in my world was improving. There was no way I was going back to that darkness again.
3 years later I married my high school sweetheart in the heart chakra of the world, Maui. It was my happy place. We drank out of coconuts, swam in warm ocean water, and snacked on beautiful acai bowls. It was there that I knew I had to bring this happy place to my home town. And help others heal and change their lives. I’ve elimated all things and don’t serve me, and I created a job for myself to be around like minded people. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.www.jodiburke.com

Q  –  What are some of your favourite health foods?

It depends on the day. I LOVE my banana’s. And I never go a day without raw dark leafy greens on my plate. Plant foods make me feel alive.

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

IT TAKES TIME. Consistency is key to achieving life long healthy habits. You have to ask yourself, what’s important to you? If being comfortable in your own skin is a priority you will make it happen. Don’t over complicate things. There’s a lot of “health plans” out there that confuse us. Some plans work but 9 times out of 10 I witness people going backward. I just heard on the radio today that someone is trying to sell a pro biotic that is “found in skinny people” for weight loss and wellness. Uh? No. Look at nature. Your cells are always working FOR you. Your a living thing. It’s common sense to me, to eat living foods. And then everything else will fall into place. But be patient. Trust your body and nature to heal you on a cellular level. Good things take time.

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Being vegan, I can eat as much fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats that I desire. I don’t have to worry about counting calories, portions, my weight. It’s effortless. I love this abundant lifestyle. And it makes me sad to see so many people struggle with getting on tack with their health. No more shots in the belly, or crazy vitamin drinks, working out extensively, or calorie apps. My juice bar – The Hunters Wife Health Bar is my happy place, to share for everyone to feel great and be great in the simplest form. Can I also mention that this lifestyle is cheaper? More convenient? And lifelong health insurance? I hope someday we can all rise above the pollution of negative self talk, bogus advertising, food restrictions, caffeine prone anxiety, and the truth about cancer. We’re all worth it.

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I got to have a great conversation with Jessie and Daniel before I got some time with Tandi and they are pretty cool too – what I am finding is most people that are into real food eating, healthy eating, living, being and consciousness  usually are – they walk their talk and are so interested in waking people up!!

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Reach out if you would like to be featured – till the middle of July I am in the Vancouver, Sunshine Coast area – travelling after that!!

 

Create a great day

Jodi

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

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