Coming Out

Coming Out

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Coming Out

I would like to share with you what Coming Out means for me!

I’ve been in a lot of ‘quietness’ lately after finishing up a 5 month house sit.  One of the joys being in Mexico and having 2 sweet little fur babies to look after – helped with the transition of my dog Spirit passing.  Dogs are such a joy.  Yet I have been enjoying some freedom of no schedule 🙂 oh and the beach since I am back in Sayulita – love it her!!

Also it’s been the rainy season so wetter, damper and different – taking all in.

It’s been a very interesting, revealing, expanding, healing deep inner work this year for me.  I am so grateful for the lessons, challenges, healing, learning and where I am at – well almost 🙂

I’ve been sitting with a few decisions in my life, reflecting, clearing, staying in the question, quiet time on the beach and walking through the jungle and doing much more photography!

I also have been working on a few Photo competitions and Grants to take my project out stronger.

After learning some things that have happened recently in our world then seeing all the #metoo on Facebook – I knew at an even deeper level that the project I started last year (and got put on the back burner) needs to go forward.

It’s not about sexual abuse or harassment – yet it still is a form of abuse – one to ourself though.  When and where does it start? Could have a tie in???

I created a program that has been beta tested and is starting to take off – 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity for anyone that struggles with Emotional Eating, Low Self Esteem or Body / Food Issues.  Every day for 21 days you get an email with a tool to use to start creating change in your life and being.  They work – I know – I’ve used them and helped myself heal from an eating disorder, low self esteem and body issues.

My Photo project will be moving forward too even stronger – I am working on the details there!!

I feel in my heart it’s time for things to change in this world, women to step back into their power and know their worth and see their beauty and uniqueness – we can do that for ourselves, our children, men and the planet.

We can be Powerful yet Gentle, Beautiful, Soft and Loving at the same time especially with ourselves.

I look forward to this journey and sharing what I submitted as a Proposal – it will be the first time truly coming out of the closet yet with 91% of women dissatisfied with their bodies and more……..the timing is perfect!

Have a great day!!

Thank you for stopping by

Jodi

xo

 

Being More Present

Being More Present

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Being Present in Each Moment

Being Present – sounds easy doesn’t it?

It should be yet it’s not – I get tested every day – every moment – we all do.

It’s showing me how little I have been present many times in my life – the now is constantly changing and if we are thinking about the past and should haves and what ifs then we are not present.  If we are worried about the future, stressed about money or whats going to happen then we are not present.

Having a conversation with someone and thinking about your reply as they are speaking we are not present.

Surfing the internet while talking to a friend on the phone – we are not present.

I could go on! 🙂

I had an interesting interaction Sunday morning on the beach – fairly early yet not as early as I usually go – I had my camera on the tripod and I had it aimed at a big rock and some smaller rocks on the edge of the ocean – I was doing long exposure – so it wasn’t a quick point and shoot, but regardless my camera was set up.  Two ladies in their 20’s came along and climbed up the rock – I was about 20 ft away, and they  proceeded to stand on the rock and take selfies for about 10 mins.

Now I could have reacted, gotten pissed off, but I just observed.  I laughed watching it all to be honest and I also watched any judgments I had.  I could have let it ruin my moment, my day or my shoot – I chose none of the above. I am not a person who usually gets angry but I do get frustrated – didn’t choose that one either.

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Being Present in each Moment

Conscious Living is about being more present in each and every moment no matter what you are doing or what is going on but it is also about knowing you are the creator of your life and you do have choice in each moment – how you respond or react.

Not always easy I know, yet the more we practice it the easier it will become and life can become more of a flow and more magical!

We all have stories, triggers, patterns and programs running – oh and much brain washing that has happened – by becoming more aware of them, healing, releasing, or clearing them we can become more conscious in our every day lives.

After all, isn’t it YOUR life?

Jodi

Bentinho Massaru has some great videos on much of this topic and he’s opened up his academy for free!

 

Conscious Eating

Conscious Eating

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Conscious Eating brings more Light into the Body!

What is Conscious Eating?

Instead of eating mindlessly, putting food into your mouth almost unconsciously, not really tasting the food you’re eating, sitting in front of the tv or computer or the phone … you notice your thoughts, feelings, and sensations. You learn to pay attention to: Why you feel like eating, and what emotions or needs might be triggering the eating if it’s truly not hunger!

In todays world of over 200 ‘diets’, many products, processed foods,  fast foods, entertainment, advertising there is so much emphasis on food and body and yet health problems, obesity and eating disorders keep rising.

If you are a Vegetarian, that’s not good enough for the Vegans, if you’re a Vegan that is not good enough for the Raw Foodies and if you’re Raw then that is not good enough for the Breathatarian.

What if you’re an Emotional eater?

Food Addiction is prevalent these days – just look around.

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Selling Coconuts in Cuba

Addiction is something that every one of us has experienced at one point or another to something!! We’re quick to point to the “big” addictions as being the obvious saboteurs in our lives, like drugs, alcohol,  smoking but what about the gradual and socially acceptable drug of choice—food?

It’s the number one killer of our bodies and thief of our joy, that causes heart attacks, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, dementia, depression, eating disorders and so many other diseases.

Through my cycles of an eating disorder, emotional eating / not eating, becoming a Raw For Chef then letting all points of view go to come to a balance that truly works for me – I’ve learned a lot!! 🙂

This is some of what I feel I know since I cleaned up many of my emotional triggers I didn’t need to use food to fill the hole in myself that I was feeling or stuff down (over eating or binge eating) the emotions I didn’t want to feel.

That I need to eat what is right for me and my body – it’s easier to listen to it when the food is clean.  My body does well eating mostly fresh or real foods yet it goes through stages of wanting more protein and sometimes cooked foods depending on where I am – big difference between living in Mexico and Vancouver for weather!!  I enjoy what I put in my mouth – if I don’t or my body doesn’t like it I don’t eat it – I don’t care how good it is for me!!  I have cleaned up my body and taste buds so that I know the difference – not like eating highly processed foods then having a wheat grass drink and hating it – no not that way!! 🙂

Once we get rid of the highly processed foods we can actually tune into our bodies better and what they truly desire  and when not what we think we should eat.  The SAD pyramid way of eating has done a lot of damage in many ways!  As with many other diets – we need to learn to trust ourselves and what OUR body is telling us NOT diets or measurements or times!  There is nothing better than conscious eating – being conscious and doing anything  really – compare it to like sex – are you on your phone or watching tv while having sex? If so maybe it’s not the right relationship!! 🙂

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Be Present in the Moment

When I eat I am present – no tv (I never watch the Tel LIE Vision anyways), no computer or on my phone – I have no idea then what I ate or how it tasted!

I slow down when I eat and I also try to pay attention to my conversations – if I’m upset or angry I don’t eat then.  Why? If everything is energy why take on more of that??

I try to bless my food, ask that it provide the most nutrition it can to my body and give thanks – again if everything is energy – Dr Emoto proved it with the water – Gratitude and Love – highest vibes!!  (still working on this one as I don’t always remember yet I do while creating the food in the kitchen).

Not to push my beliefs or my ways onto others – I am not in their body and I have no idea truly what is for  their highest good – I can only make suggestions to possibly wake up someone to a better or different way, a more natural or cleaner way yet with no attachment.

I’ve learned to love myself just the way I am and my body – my only regret with this one is why I didn’t do it sooner – it’s so much easier and freeing.

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ALL Shapes, Sizes & Colors!!!

Being back on the beach here in Mexico I so love people watching – so many bodies – so many sizes, shapes and colors – many in very small bathing suits  🙂 – they obviously love themselves no matter what.  Beautiful to see!!

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A guy dancing in the streets of Havana

Pay attention today to when you are eating, if you are truly hungry and how it all tastes – being fully present in each moment raises our consciousness big time.  When you eat it should be like a party in your mouth – live in joy, health and bliss!

Jodi

xo

PS If you are struggling with food issues or emotional eating my new 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity is well worth the time and small investment on YOU!!!

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A man in a local coffee shop in Cuba

 

Live What YOU Love

Live What YOU Love

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Tristan – an Amazing Yogi & Being!!

Isn’t it time for ALL of us to truly Live What YOU Love?

I mean with all the chaos and dysfunction whether with people or the weather – it’s become clear to me that there is too much low vibing energy going on.

Stressed out people working pay check to pay check, too much chemical laden junk labelled ‘food’, too many scams, depression, pharmaceuticals and I could go on.

Is this really how we are or were meant to live life?

Judgments on what labels one is wearing, who’s the latest gossip talk about, our bodies aren’t the right size, shape or height and so on.

Maybe we need to start looking at things differently?

Everything we need to be happy and live a life on purpose is inside of us, we just need to slow down or stop, go within and remember who we are!

Not always easy in a society that promotes do do do and buy buy buy.

Yes if you look around one can see clearly it’s not working so well!!

There are a lot of energetic shifts going on and even I am still getting clearer and clearer and having moments of being in the crap.

It’s time to come from our hearts, not our heads. Follow our passions, joy and bliss.

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Easy, Pure, Real

I do know that I love what I share on my blog – it’s all part of my life – I like to keep things simple, pure and clean – from what I eat, to what I put on my body and in my mind.  My Soul loves sunshine, fresh air, quietness and nature whether that is the rainforest, mountains or beach – beach whenever possible though!

No, I am far from perfect, but when I can I do it as often as possible.

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Shoe Shiner in Mexico

Living in Mexico for the last while has shown and taught me much.  Many of these people live on a fraction of what we do in North America yet they are always friendly, smiling and appear to be happy.

To me being happy, conscious and love what I am doing is important – after all isn’t everything energy??

When was the last time you did something that you truly love to do or followed your joy?

I had a Massage / Energy work last Friday while listening to the waves of the ocean, the birds and felt the breeze on my skin – it was one of the best sessions I’ve ever had!

Jodi

xo

PS Many more photos will be coming as I finally got the start of my portfolio on line!! 🙂

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4 Men Having Fun & Laughing – Mexico

Self Limiting Beliefs

Self Limiting Beliefs

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Are you held back by Self Limiting beliefs?

When someone tells you it can’t be done – it’s more a reflection of  THEIR limitations NOT yours!!

                                              – unknown

 

 

Do you have any self limiting beliefs?

Most of us do!

The worst of all beliefs are Self-Limiting Beliefs.  If you believe you are limited in some way, whether it’s true or not, it becomes true for you!

If you believe it, you will act accordingly to embody that limited way of thinking and being.

Overcoming self limiting beliefs and self imposed limitations is often the biggest obstacle in your way.

Becoming your biggest cheerleader is the best gift of self love and not done from ego yet from a deeper sense of knowing self, who you truly be, loving self no matter what, living a life that brings you joy and that you love.

After all Love is the only truth.

You are responsible for the energy you release into the world – become the best YOU you can be!!

Jodi

PS 21 Days Food & You – Stop the Insanity is now available!!

Atabal Drumming Project

Atabal Drumming Project

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Atabal Drumming Project

Since staying in the Ajijic area of Mexico I have had the chance the meet some amazing people by being part of the Yoga community and getting out to some events and meeting people.  Through the Drishti Center and Ana (an awesome teacher and connector) my name got passed on to meet with Lucia owner of Uranta along side her partner Ian for the project (two more amazing people with great projects on the go and  connectors too).

 

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Opening Drumming Project wtht Yoga for the Adults – Drishti Center

Opening the Atabal Drumming Project with a Yoga class to Drumming as amazing for the adults to experience the beat of the drums at the Drishti Center.

 

‘Yoga and drumming share the attributes of oneness and the ability to heal and inspire the heart and soul to reach new heights.’

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The Teachers with Ron Cross

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Ron Cross

 

 

Followed by a week of teaching the teachers ( who I believe most are musicians and very talented and beautiful beings!) from the school where the project is starting –  Drumming with Ron Cross from Canada teaching them. Ron has been teaching kids drumming and teachers for more than 20 years – it’s in his blood to wake people up to the power of the drum!!

 

 

 

I got to join in with the teachers playing some – I have not picked up my drum in a few years – made me realize how much I missed it – gave it up when I started doing massage – I needed softer hands!! 🙂 Yet I have participated in drum circles especially in Vancouver on second beach Tuesday evenings in the summer – dancing in the sand listening to the heart beat of Gaia – Mother Earth – what an incredible feeling!!

 

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Drumming Circle at the school

That is part of the reason Lucia through Atabal  started this project (you can read more on this link on the Uranta website).  A program designed to inspire dreams, community spirit, and self confidence is the basis of this project.

 

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Drumming Project

Drumming goes way deeper than beating a drum – anyone who has been involved with drumming whether it’s the actual drumming part, dancing, listening or in one of many healing circles it has huge impact more  energetically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically than one may realize.

 

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The Joy!!!

 

With children of a third world country possibly even more so.

Why do I share this?

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Kids Having Fun

 

I’ve had the privilege of being able to shoot photos of the first round of Gr 1 to Gr 6 students and watch their faces, see the excitement and hear how in even 1 hour they take to it fast and are enjoying it.

It was hard for me to pick photos for this post – as there were so many good ones of the kids to choose from!

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The Joy on their faces says it all!!

What doors could that open?

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Kids of all ages!!

 

Especially in the imagination where there are infinite possibilites.

Could make a huge difference on the future of that child – how they think, act, feel and therefore live.

Are you able to help or contribute?

You bet!!!

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Building Confidence & Community

It has been set up to  be funded through Uranta – this also is exciting! I love these clothes – Lucia is creative and wanted clothing that was unique, comfy and very versatile – she did well.  Maybe you do Yoga, maybe not – but you can wear many items can be worn a few different ways, or layered.  I brought many pieces here to Sayulita where I am now for a bit and everything was wrinkly – within a short time the wrinkles were gone :).

By purchasing some Uranta clothing 7% of all sales go to the Atabal Drumming Project BUT also it helps employs single moms who earn a living wage here – which is also another project of Uranta!! So you are helping in many ways by purchasing Uranta!!  Yes they ship throughout NA and Mexico!!

 

(Soon they will be releasing an affiliate side as in like a week or two expanding into Canada and USA – please contact me if this is of interest!!)

 

Since being in Mexico for the last 10  months I see many big differences between Canada, USA and Mexico – your purchases therefore contributions will be greatly appreciated and will help many children and single moms!!

With much Gratitude

Jodi

 

PS Here is the link for the Atabal project with more info.

Also a pic of me in my Uranta!! and there are no affiliate links in this post!! 🙂

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Uranta Clothing

 

 

Friday Inspiration

Friday Inspiration

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Friday Inspiration

Since it’s the Equinox, major weather patterns are going on that is creating fear and disasters  – like here ins Sayulita Mexico where it’s been raining for about 18 hours 🙂 and major or weird things are suppose to happen tomorrow – September 23 I thought I would just share some Friday Inspiration.

 

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Bringing the Unconscious to the Conscious

When we bring Consciousness to our Unconscious patterns and ways of being, we can then build a depth of Self Awareness that enables us to live more fully, love more deeply and openly communicate honestly and clearly.

Then we can truly make that difference we were put on the earth to make!!

 

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You Looking at Me??

The Universe does this thing where it aligns you with people, things, circumstances that match your vibration.

The higher that you’re vibrating, the more you’ll attract higher vibing people, things and circumstances for your life!!

Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can’t begin to explore your possibilities and baby you have lots of possibilities!!!

 

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Different Perspective on Things??

I’m bored is so useless.  You live in a great vast world of possibility that you’ve probably seen little of.

Even inside your own mind is endless places and opportunities.

You’re truly alive or you’re thinking you’re bored!! 🙂

 

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Love You!!

Be Crazy, Be Stupid, Be Silly, Be Weird Be Whatever

Because Life is tooooo short to be anything but happy!!

Own who you are!!

Have a fantastic Equinox and September 23rd!!

Jodi

Signs from the Universe

Signs from the Universe

 

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Energy is Always Flowing

There are always signs from the Universe IF we are paying attention.

When we are greeted by a sign or synchronicity there is no longer the question – there is only the answer!

If we are energy – and we are – when we have put out a question to the Universe and do not come to conclusions with an answer, we are sending out a vibration and the Universe loves to support us, surprise us and over deliver.

It’s interesting the things we worry or fear about instead of knowing what we desire, setting clear intentions and moving in that directions without expectations and conclusions.

The flow of energy.

I have been struggling with some decisions lately in my life – it’s like I am at a fork in the road and it’s been draining and hard – because I have been trying to figure it out.  That in itself should tell me 🙂

But I started paying attention to signs and they were coming even in funny ways – how, when and where I least expected it!! 🙂

I chose the photo above as I just came back to Sayulita in Mexico – where I spent a couple of months earlier this year.  I walked down the beach yesterday to see these rocks and not only are the Inuk Shuks gone but so are many the rocks – if you have an urge in the moment – then Go For It as you never know what can happen after that.  As a Photographer a missed opportunity of creativity!!

Let go of thinking, come from the heart and follow what you love to do and be.

That is the only true way to live!

Create a fantastic day!!

Jodi

xo

 

What Are You Choosing??

What Are You Choosing??

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Beach in Mexico

 

What are you choosing in your every day world?

Surrender lower vibrational forms of thinking that limitations are real, that you are not good enough, that you can’t see how.

We live in an infinite ocean of infinite possibilities and potential.

You are suppose to live, follow and love from your heart.  Believe in self.

Let the Universe know the how!

When we limit ourselves through our 5 senses to what is real or possible we have to remind ourselves that we do that through filters of lack, our beliefs, our points of view, programs, our perceptions and even our ego and that don’t always support us.

We forget that we are Consciousness that is One with the Source of all that is.

So by thinking and feeling I can’t, I’m not good enough, I don’t see etc then that is what the Universe responds to.

The Universe or otherwise known as the Field does not understand words or thoughts – it only understands vibrations which starts with a thought that leads to an emotion or feeling which creates a vibration.

The Universe always responds.

As you think, act and feel you will receive.

I am choosing Self Love, Love, Joy, Bliss, Gratitude, Passion, Health and Abundance.

What are you choosing?

Jodi

xo

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods

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Superfoods!!!

$50 FREE Gift Card for Superfoods at Purium – code is eatinghealthy (all one word)

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Gift Card code is eatinghealthy

I normally don’t advertise like that but with all what is going on in North America with our food and eating healthy has become a make work project that should be easy and it’s not!

Here’s a few reasons why adding in Greens, Superfoods, Non-Gmo’s and why Purium

  • so much mis leading marketing

  • so much mis leading labels

  • GMO’s are effecting our health in a serious way – watch the FREE documentary on GMO’s and how they are affecting our health starting tomorrow.

  • BIG difference between eating food and feeding the body – so much of our fresh food these days is void of real nutrition in the form of nutrients and minerals – we need to add things to our way of eating that bring much value (shop local at the farmers market)

  • google superfoods and see what comes up – what a joke!! No wonder people are so confused these days

  • people may think eating healthy is expensive BUT so is sick care – truth is when one truly feeds the body at a cellular level you actually eat and need less food – so much of our food these days especially packaged foods is ‘chemical concoctions’ labelled as foods.

  • when we let go of much processed foods and eat more accordingly to nature and adding in ‘real’ superfoods – it’s incredible how good one can feel and health issues can clear up easier, weight re-adjusts itself, skin and eyes look clearer and other things

  • you can think, feel and act so much better – it truly does make a BIG difference

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    This is Real Food!!

Why Purium?

Once you meet David Sandoval or read his book and therefore get a sense of his vast knowledge and training (only with the best that truly knew and understood the body and real health from the past) and his dedication to never using cheap fillers or by-products, working first hand with farmers so developing a real relationship and giving people a choice so we don’t have to stand or fight against the big corporations who truly don’t give a rats ass about your health it’s about profits – therefore we vote by how we spend our dollars – we either keep supporting things that literally are slowly killing us or spend our dollars that improves our health with companies that truly do care and make a difference – we always have choice.

Purium  – show for Pure and Premium was under another name for more than 20 years as a buying club and private labelling company – they are not new.  Approximately 4 years ago David was approached to take it into the network marketing area to help spread the word faster and bigger for his amazing products. After much thought and learning about the industry he decided to jump in.  There are other companies out there that make some similar claims – all you have to do is read the labels to truly know the difference!!

Part of that choice is becoming educated.

That is one of the great things happening with Purium – new website coming out early Sept with short videos on all their products – what they do and how they can help – taking away some of the internet confusion!!

Many people when they are first introduced to Purium start with the 10 Day Transformation – first question many people ask is ‘Will I lose weight?’ – the answer is probably yes but more importantly you will be cleaning out, re-balancing much inside AND feeding the body at a deep cellular level and getting rid of parasites – plus learning more about ‘real foods.

Cleanses and transformations are good to do – unfortunately many of them are harsh, misleading and we lose muscle with them.

Some of my favourite products are the L.O.V. for my morning smoothies – just read the ingredients – you will NOT find fillers, binders, recipients, sugar or crap – ALL foods and Superfoods.

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Look at the deep Green of Spirulina – truly feeding our cells!

Spirulina has been amazing for me being a women!! 🙂

My other 2 favs that I use daily are the Green Spectrum – daily greens and Chlorella tabs.

Higher Vibe Living is truly raising our Vibrations in ALL areas of our lives!!  We cannot be eating mostly dead or processed foods and expect to have high vibrations – it just can’t happen as the body needs real foods, green foods and even superfoods – I learned first hand when I got adrenal burn out – when your health is compromised then one wakes up – I certainly did!!

Please feel free to share this as I would love to offer the $50 Gift Card for Purium to as many people as possible – no catch – except cleaner, healthier foods!!

To Your Health

Jodi

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How You Love Yourself

How You Love Yourself 

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Self Love – Say YES to YOU!!!

How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.

Everything you are living is reflected back to you from your every day world.

Everything IS Energy – Consciousness is always there, yet we tend to forget it.

The more Self Love one can give themselves and be – the more love comes back to you.

Imagine a world where everyone is in the Vibration of Love – very different from ego, narcissistic, survival and abuse.

Live Free – Live Wild with integrity and non-attachment even if it looks different, peaceful and empowered!!

It starts with YOU – how much Self Love do you live in each day?

Jodi

xo

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