Back in Canada

 Back in Canada

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Fall Leaves

I am back in Canada and last week had time with a couple of friends to capture some of the beauty of fall colors and also some images of ourselves in the fall beauty and  pushing the boundaries.

Since starting to share my project Raw, Naked and Beautiful – people have been sending me messages of inspiration and also wanting to participate somehow – I see a road trip coming up in 2018!!

And I see much more energy focused in that direction – it is yelling at me that it is needed and wanted.

It has been fun seeing some beautiful spots of the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia and also seeing some of the many trails I spent walking with my dog Spirit – who passed last December – this is the first time I am really back in this area.  I have felt like I’ve been chasing the light – tall cedars, fall, coolness and beautiful colors – much fun!.

After our first day of shooting – staying with my friend we uploaded some of the photos and started looking at them – it’s interesting – (good choice of words eh?) looking at photos of yourself, semi nude and nude.

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Contracting when feeling self limiting – Photo by Sandra Wagman

Seeing what comes up.

Surrendering to what is has become the new theme – waving the red flag – symbolizing love especially love of self and our body.

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Waving the Flag – Photo by Sandra Wagman

We truly do have that choice each day, each moment in all that we think and do – starting with ourselves.

It’s truly breaking free from the self imposed bondage and limitations of me.

It’s been an interesting trip back to Canada – grateful I am here but can’t wait to get back to the warm sun!

Jodi

xo

Shoot me a message or stay in touch as to how and where the Raw, Naked and Beautiful project unfolds – as many women are needed for it!

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Looking Back one Last Time – Photo by Sandra Wagman

Catching Up

Why We Do Yoga

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Why We Do Yoga

Wow what a crazy few weeks!!

Mercury is in Retrograde and I decided to go back to Canada during this time -flying – travelling not always a great idea as I found out on my way back!  Lets just say I would never fly United Airlines again and letting others know it!!  Rude customer agents and over priced baggage fees!

My time is in Canada and USA was busy – gathering things together to come back down to Mexico for a longer stay, packing up things, visiting friends, playing with my dehydrator and making lots of crackers, cereal and a few other goodies and shooting Yogi’s for the book coming out very soon Why We Do Yoga.

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Why We Do Yoga

It’s been an amazing venture to meet and be able to Photograph most of these Yogi’s – words cannot describe it!  I cannot wait to share the photos, the whys and more – it truly has inspired me even deeper – whether you do Yoga or not, or something that moves the body and bring you joy, awareness and a way to connect mind, body and spirit is what is essential.

We have become extremely disconnected and uncaring – I experienced it first hand at the Airport.

Now that I am grounded for a little while in Mexico I will be diving deeper into Yoga, consciousness, awareness, energy, manifesting, real and raw foods and more!.  I have no dehydrator here but I did an amazing deal on a juicer when I got back here and will be experimenting using the sun energy for dehydrating.

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Quiet Time

I’ve already started my sprouts, kombucha and tomorrow will be raw sauerkraut.

Whether it’s food, thoughts, feelings or intentions – it’s all energy and it all matters or will create matter!

I am realizing that people and the world are waking up – we need to – our health and the planet is headed in the wrong direction for many.  It does not have to be hard, boring, confusing or taste bad.

We are powerful creators – we create everything in our lives and we are live beings who need to be eating more live or real foods!

I joke with people now and say – once you take the blue pill and you actually swallow it – life becomes very different!

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Go for Peace as much as possible!

Can’t wait to share.

I hope you are having an amazing day and if not go find something or someone that brings you joy and move more into that vibration!!

Peace, Love & Consciousness

Jodi

PS – More info here on Why We Do Yoga

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Love heals much!

People in Cuba

Cuba

Cuba

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Cuba

 

As you may or may not know I spent the lat 10 days in Cuba!  I didn’t just go MIA 🙂

One of the places on my bucket list before it really changed as I so wanted to photograph there.

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Cuba

 

I don’t know where to begin with my experience – lets just say it was very eye opening and yes I did get to feed my photography appetite rather well!

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Cuba

 

At the same time there is not internet allowed in homes there, so if you can find a store to buy a card, actually you can find a card much easier not eh street but you will pay 2 – 4 times the amount of a card from the store.  You need a wifi card to get on the internet – it’s good for an hour (or so it says – I lost 4 cards for less than 30 mins in time) and you have to find a wifi park  – some higher end hotels will have wifi.

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Cuba

 

It is funny to see 100 or or so people all on their phones in one area – and when there is this many there is no chance of getting on the internet – i did well to log on and then check my email which in itself took awhile as it’s all dial up – OMG – won’t be taking wifi for granted any more!!

While in Cuba I met a guy who took me through all the back streets – places I am sure most people don’t go – he knew it well so I got to see lots and took many photos of Havana most people don’t see!

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Cuba

 

I am just sharing a few photos here as I have many – it was hard to choose and it may look like I took many cars photos – which I did – it was fun seeing so manifold cars but I took many other too and I will share more in upcoming posts!

I know my eyes got open in Cuba as I did not stay in an all inclusive place – I really got to see some of Cuba  – it is a third world country and at one time it was an extremely wealthy country.

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Cuba

 

It has opened my eyes up to have more Gratitude in my life and my daily choices of even some simple things.

What a way to start 2017 – Look out as some exciting things will be coming down the pipeline here!!

Create a Fantastic Day!

Much Love

Jodi

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Cuba

 

Feliz Navidad

Feliz Navidad

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Mexico Christmas Tree

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and everything else from Mexico – they decorate differently here!! 🙂

May you be filled with love, joy and gratitude and spread that around with even a smile during the holidays as not everyone has family and friends near.  We need more compassion in the world!!

A little Christmas music for you – it is beautiful.

Enjoy!

Love

Jodi

 

Hallelujah – Pentatonix

 

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins

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Mexico street

 

 

Well it’s been a little over a week since I arrived in Mexico and wow what a week!  My adventure truly has begun!

For many of you, you have may have travelled outside of North America – but embarrassing as that may be yes it’s my first time and I am immersed right in Mexican culture.  I am learning about the peso, Spanish and how friendly and nice the people are.

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Mexican Store

 

In the week since I’ve been here and getting my feet wet so to say I’ve had my Birthday where I was treated to a Mexican lunch on the water and massage with a little walk about in the tourist but very Mexican part of town.

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Preparing Coconuts

I got a mini tour of Guadalajara, which that downtown makes Vancouver seems like a town – oh my!!  Great old Spanish style architecture and an old big church.  I also got to meet a family that for 5 generations have been hand painting pottery.  I got  tour of space that is the same place still over all those years.  It takes days to paint a piece and they are well known as Harper and Obama with the Mexican President all used their plate ware etc  They have been written up all over the world.  What a treasure!

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I’ve been to a few markets, walked many cobblestone roads, watched some great sunsets, ate some Mexican food and even took the local bus!

I realize how fortunate we are in North American and well take things for granted!

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Mexican market

 

During this week Mercury also went Retrograde and it’s an extremely powerful time more so than other retrogrades.

 

The day Mercury went retrograde my long time buddy Spirit passed over into spirit form – not easy being where I was and having to make a decision, but my dear friend who has known Spirit since I got him as a puppy and the co-parent of Spirit (and yes our kids) were there, I couldn’t have asked for anything better – he knew he was greatly loved.  We have been so blessed to have him for almost 14 years – he was a great dog.   He was a gentle dog yet his wildness came out when protecting the property from bears.  He probably set a record for chasing and or treeing many bears!

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Spirit

 

Coincidence he decided that that day was the day to pass over?? I don’t think so, he was part wolf and extremely smart!

I also gave up my Mushroom Bullet coffee morning ritual………..holy shit not much going on in my world!!

I share that with you as I am setting the stage for 2017.

What do I mean by that?

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This Mercury Retrograde is about letting go of things, beliefs, ways that no longer serve you.  I have also been diving in deep to my values, my future, why am I here, how do I want to be of service, what is my purpose and how do I operate in this world.  How much of the world is set up doesn’t work for many of us. I have been studying and learning Human Design as it’s been the best thing for me to know me better. It has answered so many questions about me. My truth is about being more authentic in the world and helping others see their truth and know who they really are and their beauty and uniqueness.  I’ve deepen my knowledge of quantum physics, parallel universes and of course energy!!

Everything is Energy and we ARE  Energy!

We spend approximately 1/3 of our life working – are you happy doing what you love or are you collecting a pay check?

We are all highly intuitive – are you following your intuition?

Do you really know who you are or how you want to be in the world?

Do you have a vision, a very clear strong vision of your future, how you want to live, be doing etc?

The moon is in Sagg – which is my sign – its expansive and all about truth and  adventure.

It’s a BIG transition going on right now, so if you are feeling the energy good!

Dive in, ask yourself some questions, journal, meditate, cry, dance, move your body, love more and during the holidays try to eat healthy!

Had to throw that in 🙂  by ignoring what you’re intuitively feeling or picking up on by overeating, eating a lot of sugar sweets or one too many cocktails January will be hard for you.

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Eat More Real Foods

 

Ask yourself these questions – Are you in love with your life? and Are you in Love with YOU!?? (not egotistically speaking)

This is the time to tap into you, get out of the friggin box, and get creative – if you wanted to work for yourself NOW is the best time.

2017 is going to be an amazing year for people to expand, wake up, truths to be exposed and for many of us to claim our uniqueness, our beauty and our power.

Will you be joining in?

Thanks for stopping by!

Jodi

xo

 

PS  If you have not heard of Human Design and are wanting answers in your life, about yourself or how you operate in the world my services will be up soon!!

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Mexico

 

The Ups and Downs of Travelling

The Ups and Downs of Travelling

Gulf Breeze – Florida

 

Just arrived back after travelling for approximately 11 weeks, through 17 states and almost 7000 miles…………..it’s been incredible yet not always easy!! lol Oh the ups and downs of travelling!!

For the most part it’s been fantastic.  Saw many places I’ve never seen before, met many new friends, connected with dear friends, wore flip flops lots, took many pictures, found lots of great markets, ate amazing foods (yes while travelling and I will post on that!) and then a few little hiccups that aren’t worth mentioning but some did prevent me from being on the internet like my hard drive crashing YET I did save most of my stuff!!

Amazing Old Old Building in Toas, NM

 

I will share more of our travels and photos in upcoming posts – I took so many photos as we had so many amazing adventures!!

 

Crystal in Santa Fe, NM

So many photos – I don’t even know where to begin.  I know I probably could have posted more along the way, but while travelling we did stay at places with no internet often, which was a tad frustrating but also awesome – it allowed me to unplug more, be more present, get more into my creative juices and just be and create space where I could explore what I truly desire – not from a materialistic stance but one of feeding my soul, listening to heart, what gets my juices flowing type of space.

Yoga at Red Rocks, CO

 

I love travelling.  There are so many places to see, people to meet, next experiences to have that life is just too short!!

My kids are off travelling and have probably seen more of the world than I have.

Yes I got the bug and I am very fortunate to be able to travel due to having businesses that allow me to work or not wherever I am.

Red Rocks

 

While travelling this time, and having little internet access – which btw, I have found a great solution for and will be able to share more next month – has allowed me time to really dive into some things.  Since meeting some incredible people – people who are out of the box thinkers, creators and livers – in other words they truly embody who they really are, live from the heart and their truth and live healthy lives truly inspired me to up my role in my life.  I have been feeling flat lined in areas of my life and a sluggishness – it’s either what I added in to my way of eating or how I am thinking now and being or both – either way it’s great.

Quick snack on the border of 2 states!

 

I have always had an interest in the mystic side of things, health, alternative, quantum physics and it seems like now things are clicking faster and deeper.  I am doing more yoga, currently on a 10 Day Transformation and allowing myself time each day to meditate, do breath work and have some creative fun – otherwise I get bored and bitchy!!

I am heading out again come December some time – possible house sitting gigs lining up and to do more travelling and get out of the grey rainy season that is now upon us on the West Coast.  With my new phone I will have – posting and being on the internet will never be an issue again, I am so looking forward to taking many more photos and being on top of it better this time – this was like a trial run!!

Great Markets – Great Food!

 

I will be working on my Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project as that has become very clear to me that it needs to be finished and I will be starting another one to go along with it – which I can’t wait to share!!

There is nothing like feeling great, healthy and in love with oneself and life – not form an egoic sense but a true love that is deep and real.

Roasted Chilies – Taos, NM

 

There were many great things about this trip that all I can say is wow – can’t believe where the time went as it was incredible!!

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

xo

Jodi

 

 

Another Update

Another Update

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Just wanted to share another update of our travels.  I have not been posting much as you know due to little to no internet and when we do have some its catch up time or time with special friends.  This journey is really showing me to be fully present in the moment, trust and be in the flow.

Just on the magic we have been creating I could write so many posts alone!!

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New Orleans

 

Just had to play with some photos!! 🙂

At the same time, when I see what I see going on in the Southern States I have a heavy heart.  The crappy food, so much plastic, very overweight people, the speed people are driving AND many of them being on their phones while doing so, being at beaches and watching people be on their phones, the mega malls, the desolate buildings and towns.

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New Orleans

 

Yet despite all of that I have been able to meet some amazing people, open people’s eyes up to some of the crap going on especially around food, emf’s, do more Yoga and take some great photos and yes more of women in the nude are coming – I can’t wait to dive into this project more and more as the more I talk with women the more I know this is so needed!!

We also met some amazing people living their bliss!!  And deepened friendships with people already in our lives and on the same path!!

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Gulf Breeze Florida

 

We have been blessed to be on some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida (and we hit many!!), to catching some great views and music in.

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Texas – Prickly Pear

 

New Orleans, to beautiful canyons in Texas (no snakes thank goodness but some great nude shots!!) and now we are in New Mexico – my first time and I can’t wait to take more photos.

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Me in Palo Duro Texas

 

I can’t wait to share more info and images – so please keep coming back!!

My Photography site is being worked on as we speak – there will be many more photos there shortly!!

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Lighthouse – Palo Duro Texas

 

I am so grateful for being able to travel, share great healthy things and taking photos – may you be so blessed as well!!

 

Thank you for stopping by!!

 

Jodi

 

PS – While we have been on our travels we have lost a few friends, one close, some more acquaintances, doesn’t matter – they were all amazing people and life is too short NOT to be living your bliss, your dharma, your passions – full of vitality, love and not giving a rats ass of what others think (as long as it doesn’t harm anyone or anything!!)

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Desolate Building – New Mexico