New Direction

Hi there,

If ever you have stopped by my blog here or earlier at my other location, you will notice that I have switched directions…….yes we are allowed to do that!!!

I have to admit, I have been ignoring all the signs that I should have bee paying attention to in my life and trying to do things that I thought I should do or would bring me more money, but it never felt right or comfortable.

Yes, I have a business with my husband that I enjoy doing and we are getting rather good at it, but this is the essence of me…….this is my passions that I cannot deny any longer, so I’ve decided to make it my focus in my spare time and maybe one day it will be my where I spend my full time!!

Thanks and enjoy!!

Getting Started in Raw Foods

What is Raw Foods?

– uncooked – it’s not heated above 118F / 42C

– it’s fresh and unprocessed

– organic as much as possible

Why not cooked foods?

Cooked foods actually destroys all the vitamins, nutrients, minerals, oxygen rich & enzymes which is the life force or ’spark of life’. It becomes dead food, then we need to supplement with usually factory processed vitamins etc and we are then just eating for the sake of eating and not living.  We are all born with enzymes, when we eat cooked foods we diminsh our supply of them as it takes enzymes to help digest our food, so with cooked foods, our bodies are using up our stores of enzymes, that is why we feel sluggish and tired after eating a cooked meal, it takes our energy.  When we eat raw foods, we feel good as the food comes with enzymes and can be digested much easier.

Raw foods are more alkalining which is highly beneficial for our bodies.  Acidic foods create an acidic environment which is much better for creating disease.

Benefits of eating Raw

-weightloss

– more energy

– healthy skin

– the ‘glow’

– detoxes

– need less sleep

– no arthritis

– increased flexibility

– better digestion

– no more headaches

– no more candida

– improved immune system

– prevent & even reverse diabetes or cancer

– reduce risk of heart disease

– no more allergies

– lower cholesterol

– few if any colds or flu

– clarity of mind

– no more PMS

– improved sex life

Isn’t that a good start???

It’s also better for the planet – no pesiticides, herbicides or other chemicals, so we are helping to contribute to a better, safer planet.

There are differences in raw food diets as you will see when you are researching them, some will use some ingredients like Bragg’s or Tamari and some won’t. Some will use raw milk or cheese, some won’t, some are into very simple foods and recipes and some are into more elegant raw cusine, some are 60%, or 80% or 100% raw.  It’s finding out what works for you, and where you are starting at and your health – everyone is different.  There is so much variation and that can be confusing or overwhelming at first, remember to have some fun with it too, and don’t be hard on yourself when starting out, we all transition differently.

What’s your why??

When starting with raw foods or anything for that matter, be clear on you why.  Is it to be healthier, loss weight, whatever it is, when you are clear about your why, it will be easier to stick to it!!

Raw Foods

– fruits

– vegetables

– leafy greens (not really a veggie)

– herbs

– spices

– nuts

– seeds

– sea vegetables

– edible flowers

– spices

– herbs

– oils

– natural sweetners

Kitchen tools to have

All you really need to get yourself started, besides enthusiasm is some good knives, a good blender and a processor.  I have a knack for picking up processors in almost new condition, at yard sales for like $10.  I like to have two in my kitchen.

As you get into using raw foods more, then you will want to invest in a Vitamix, a really good, horse power blender, a dehydrator for making crackers etc, my favorite is an Excalibur, Spiroli and a coffee bean grinder.


6 Minutes to Success

6 Minutes to Success

Could that really be true?? Well, I have liked very much what I have seen in the first set of FREE videos, that I want to share with you. As, if this is all you do, it will add value to your life.
Then if you like, you can pay $1 (if you’re in early enough) to get a video a day for 30 days to test sample it for them. Or you can get a week free before continuing on if you see any value in it. I must say I do like Bob Proctor, always have from seeing him in the movie ‘The Secret’ and he’s Canadian, I like supporting Canadians especially when it is something of value!!
Bob has been personally taught by Earl Nightingale, and it shows in what he has to share with us. I hope you decide to take advantage of this and start creating the life that you want.
Let me know how it goes.
To Your Success!!
JB

Bob Proctor’s videos

Who would have thought this guy was this cool???

Hope you enjoy this video as much as I did……and live life like he does!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLN2k0b3g70

Aren’t You Worth a Better Life???

Conditions of People

For the last several weeks, I have been educating myself in an area, I hate to admit, but I knew little about……..finances.
Now, we all think we know things, but in reality most of us don’t, as 85% of Canadians are in debt, spending $1.45 for every $1 we earn and I can only imagine what the US numbers are. That to me states we really don’t know.
Debt is growing and continues to do so.
I’ve often said, advertising makes us believe that it’s never good enough, fast enough, new enough, big enough or we’re good enough…….so we’re always searching for something to make us feel better, even if only temporary.
We want to keep up with the Jones. By, the way, who the hell are the Jones anyways?? I could never figure that one out!!!
People are stressed more, losing their jobs, (ah job security…….I’ll talk more on that later!!), living pay cheque to pay cheque hoping things will change.
When?
How?
Definition of insanity? Keep doing what you’re doing and expecting things to be different.

Here’s a thought, stop, take a deep breath, start a budget, I know it’s not fun, but you have to know where your money is going, if there’s more month left at the end of the money, you might just be surprised on what you’re spending it. But, maybe you’re just not making enough…….there is alot to go around in this abundant universe, so
Create another stream of income.
Muiltiple streams of income is what is needed these days, unless of course you like working for the man, having them tell you how much you’re worth, when you work and when you can take time off!!
I know so many people that have ‘good’ jobs, live pretty simply and still can’t make ends meet………and yet they hope.

It’s time to wake up and do things differently!!
Aren’t you worth a better life??

Love to hear your thoughts on that!!
JB

Oh yeah, an after thought, if after reading this you’re thinking any ‘yeah buts’…….ask yourself how’s that serving you?
Keeping you small or stuck. Then go back and check in with my last post.

Eric Worre with Les Brown

What a great interview.  Yes, it is mostly with Network Marketing, but the message under neath from Les is great.

We all have brilliance (or greatness) inside of each of us, it’s time to let the light shine!!!

Make it your time to, enjoy!!

JB

Watch video

Some Fun at the Olympics

We headed into Vancouver yesterday and had some fun soaking up the atmosphere around the Olympics.

Downtown Vancouver had people everywhere………who were there doing the same thing and having fun, the energy was great.

It was sunny, people were in good moods, buskers entertaining, busy on the closed streets, musicians playing, line ups for things but people didn’t seem to mind (even the 5 or 6 hours to go into the Mint or on the Zip line).

I was proud to be Canadian ad Vancouver really is a great city.

It got me thinking of the Olympics really and the focus and dedication it takes for an athelete to really get here, and as I was people watchng for a bit, yes I do like to do that, I wondered how many of us really do that in any areas of our lives………do you??

Enjoy the photos!!

JB

Down on the water front near the Caldrone.

The Flame

Leading up to the Caldrone…..just a few people!!!

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Watching a newsman trying to do his tapping while everyone else is trying to be heard……..quite entertaining!!

Behind the Art Gallery, the crowd watching skaters practice on the ice and over above people going on the Zip line.

How Do You Re-Charge Yourself???

I just wanted to share how I re-charge myself, which is important to all of us!!
Would love to hear how you re-charge yourself, so feel free to leave a comment.

Make it your best day yet!!!

Hey Canadians…..We're in Debt!!!

And what are we or should I say you going to do about it???  eh??

I guess we always think that it’s just us or the grass looks greener on the other side, but not according to this
recent article and report, if you’re in debt……you’re not alone!!

Average Canadian family debt reaches $96,100 in 2009, study finds …….

Once you finish reading the article and you find yourself relating, ask yourself what is it are you doing or going to do differently to make 2010 better…….is it a budget? second job? cut way back on spending? take out any extras? eliminate things like camps, dentist, hair cuts and so on? possible to create another revenue income? network marketing?
WHAT??

I would love to hear what you are doing differently to make this year better financially especially if it’s working for you!
JB

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 – 2012

I found this to be quite an interesting post by by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.

To read the article click here, you might find it rather interesting and I’m afraid to say, he’s probably right!!

Wrong Area

Ever get off in the wrong area?

This is just slightly embarrassing but at the same time funny and if I can’t laugh at myself who can I laugh at!!!

So, the other day I had to go into Vancouver. From where I live on the Sunshine Coast, that is about a 20 minute drive, 40 min ferry ride and since I was in a seminar, it was easy and much cheaper to take the city bus once there.
On the way home, later that night, I took the bus when I got back on the Sunshiene Coast as Ken was at an event and it was easier for me to meet him instead of him coming to get me. Well, Im on the bus and we are cruising along the Sunshine Coast highway, its just 2 lanes and not a big highway or anything. Remember, that I don’t think I have ever taken the coast bus, I’ve never had too. But I have taken buses in my life, so it’s not a new experience. So I am paying attention, or so I thought, but also know, that they are no street lights along the way and there is alot of rainforest, which means older growth, taller trees. Well, I missed my stop, I knew as I recognized it as we pulled away and I also saw Ken sitting there waiting for me. I still don’t know how I missed it, but it gets better. Of course I panicked and get off at the next stop, thinking I can just walk back, but behind the bus is ferry traffic, lots of it and it’s a little ways back to a path and I am dressed in black from head to toe including my brief case, so I think I’ll just wait till the traffic gets lighter and will start to walk. Yes, I could have just called Ken on my cell phone, but my battery just died, I’ve been having probelms with my cell phone and hadn’t done anything about it!!! Lesson learned!!
Well, once the ferry traffic thins out, it’s dark, it’s really dark! Remember, there are NO street lights. I could have just crossed the highway, 3 lanes where I was as there is a little campground with about 15 spots, walked through that, then down a short path to the end of my street, passed 5 houses and there is ours, BUT I can’t see 3 inches in front of my face!!! So much for walking back to the path, I got off the bus why!!??
Then I remembered, it’s all bush behind me, and I know it si February, but we’ve already had the bear at our house a few times since Christmas, so……..start singing Jod, just make any noise you can.
Well, thank goodness it only lasted about 454 minutes as I wasn’t dressed to be outside either!! THe next bus came, got me to a stop where there was a pay phone and I could call to be picked up.
Lessons I learned…..always have a cell phone and battery that works and while living in Roberts Cr. carry a flash light!!!