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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
New Years Resolutions Suck – Part 2
Went into a Mexican town near where I am staying to this restaurant that served the best shrimp ever. We got the lat table and parking space as it was busy in this area with a New Years Day celebration going on al over and people were every where!
I got to watch the people having fun, playing, eating, celebrating – what joy! Then I got to watch the sunset – and that is one of my most favourite things to do is watching the sun rise or set – such beauty and in the moment!!
Now that we know from Part one why New Years Resolutions suck – what can we do differently to make sure 2017 doesn’t turn out like 2016, 2015, 2014 and so on!
We all have things we want to improve on, work towards, change or let go of – go ahead and make that list of those things.
Now ask yourself why? Why is it I want to have, be or do those things……..keep asking yourself why or even what will it mean?
When you’ve gone as far as you can now dig a little bit and ask how you will feel when you get there.
I want to lose 5 lbs
Because my clothes won’t feel so tight
What does that mean to me?
I can wear more of my clothes and feel better in my body.
How does that feel when I think of myself being able to wear more of my clothes and feel better in my body.
I will feel more confident, more attractive, healthier……..
What you are truly going for is the feeling or essence of what you desire – if there is no emotion behind it, there is no energy and it will not happen.
I want to lose 5 lbs
because, I do
Yes but why?
I don’t know, so I can fit in my clothes but it never happens, this probably won’t be any different this time (you may be thinking as well)
How will that make you feel?
I don’t know, better……
See the difference, better yet FEEL the difference.
Get some energy behind what you truly desire not just in New Year’s Resolutions but anything in life – E-motion is Energy in Motion – if there is truly just nothing there there will be nothing there. Time to spend some time and get real and honest with yourself. I you want to lose 5 lbs but have no interest in doing anything different and really don’t care if you first into more of your clothes or not – then just be honest with yourself so that later on you don’t have an excuse to mentally or verbally beat yourself up.
On you have the why, the emotion and the energy behind it – then you will more naturally move in directions that will help you on that path – all of a sudden some of your cravings may go down, or you just aren’t as interested in eating some of those foods, or tv well what a waste time lets go for a walk, get out in nature or do some stretching become a priority.
Pay attention though – you may get tested a few days in – go back read our why, the emotions and you may need to really bring those feelings to the forefront again as since we are human beings it can be easy to fall back into old patterns and programming – it takes minimum 21 days to change a habit / pattern as we are creating neuro-pathways.
I know you can do it though – you’ve got it in you.
Why settle for mediocrity where there is so much more out there!!
You deserve it!!
I’e got your back as I’ve been there before!!
Have an amazing day and get in touch with your why and feelings!!
Life will never be the same!
For al little more on this I will be doing my first FB live later today – will keep you posted on time!
Why New Years Resolutions Suck!!
You have 2 choices in life
– to live the life you were born to live
– live the life you were conditioned to live!!
The greatest source of pain in life is NOT living your Soul’s purpose.
Sometimes we need new eyes or vision to see clearer as to how we really want to be living!
2017 is going to be the year of truth and growth.
Lets not waste our time making the same New year’s resolutions as all the previous year.
Why do I say that?
These are the common resolutions people make each year
Lose Weight and Get Fit
Learn Something New
Eat Healthier and Diet
Get Out of Debt and Save Money
Spend More Time with Family
Travel to New Places
Be Less Stressed
AND the most broken ones.
Do any of these look familiar??
Sometimes all we see or focus on is what we have to give up, get through or the pain of change.
As I write this I am sitting in a quaint, little roadside cafe with organic gardens around, sunlight filtering through, beautiful music softly playing, fresh food available and open, nice people around – oh and I am wearing flip flops too!
I have learned this nurtures my Soul big time!!
I became honest with myself and what I truly desired!
What is the definition of insanity?
Keep doing the same things over and over yet expecting different results! And I know that – I’ve been there many times!
I stopped doing NY’s resolutions years ago. I started doing thing daily, weekly, monthly that in a years time I could look back,reflect and say holy shit – good job Jodi!!! Look at how far you’ve come, look at where you were and where you are now!
It’s those little things, those little steps / choices that we make daily that over time can hugely shift our lives – it does not have to be the all or nothing on NY’s!
Look at gym memberships as an example – the first week in January the gym is crowded – you will wait for machines, classes will be jammed pack full and my March back to the same old.
Stop jumping in with the all or nothing mentality!
Remember – it’s YOUR life – each moment is a choice point – what are you choosing?
Is your foundation of yourself and your life solid and strong or not?
Stay tuned for Part 2 with some great questions to get you thinking about How Do You Want to be Living YOUR Life!!
Until then, have a fantastic New Years no matter what you are doing and prepare for 2017 to be a pivotal year!!
Have you ever heard of Human Design? You’re probably thinking wth is this??!!
A little over 2 years ago I had a very quick overview of my design by someone researching it. Never thought much more of it as it was so quick as I was needing to leave an event.
This past year I have been searching more and digging and I’ve been asking myself what is my true path in this life. I felt out of sorts and out of place on my true calling. Several months ago I was on Gaia and found this interview with Chetan Parkyn on Human Design and the interview fascinated. So much so I went to his site, got my free design then upgraded to the $19.95. It shared some things that tweaked my curiosity even more as it was tapping into me – the real me. I needed more information as it was resonating big time with me so I jumped in got my designed read, bought books, trainings and just finished my certification to begin yet there is still more and I am excited at the journey.
I have bending friends and family and they have been blown away with how much insight it is sharing with them of themselves!!!
What is Human Design?
Human Design is a new, cutting-edge personality assessment tool that shows you your unique decision-making strategy, your special gifts and talents, where you carry your pain and your potential for healing and wisdom.
Human Design is a synthesis of Eastern and Western Astrology, the Chinese, I’Ching, The Kabbalah, the Hindu Chakra System and Quantum Physics. Your Human Design chart is calculated using your birth date, time and place.
If you’re like some people who is into personal growth, you’ve probably attended multiple personal growth seminars and read lots of books about manifesting “change” and creating success in your life. Maybe you’ve even studied specific techniques to help you release “blocks” and get yourself “unstuck”.
But you still haven’t seen the results you’ve been hoping for. (Even though you’ve been doing everything “right”.)
It’s not your fault.
The single most important reason you haven’t had the success you’ve been working so hard for is this:
A One Size Fits All Approach to Life Does NOT Work!
The same is true for us. We are all unique and designed to function in the way that is best for us.
Yet, we are all conditioned by our upbringing, education and society to try to act and create in one specific way.
For example, how many times have you tried to “Just Do It” and “Manifest Your Destiny” (just like the so-called experts have told you…) only to have your dearest efforts result in frustration, disappointment and even bitterness?
Maybe you’ve even felt like a failure, or that you lack “will power” and that you are weak and somehow broken.
The real reason why people get “stuck” or feel blocked in their life isn’t because they’re broken, screwing up or lacking in willpower and character.
It’s simply because they don’t really know who they are and how they operate.
In order to create what you want in your life, you have to:
– Know who you really are
– Know what you really want,
– Understand how to know what is right for you
– Make decisions that are correct for you
– Understand how your unique energetic blueprint operates in the world
If you don’t understand these five basic things, you’re probably bouncing around in your life acting like a nerve cell pretending to be a heart cell.
Understanding your Human Design is like having an instruction manual for your life. Your Human Design chart contains information that can help you:
– Understand your strengths and gifts
– Learn your life purpose
– Discover the Truth of Who You Are and Why you are here
– Master your unique money-making strategy
– Create relationships that are supportive, Joyful and good for you
– Find the best way for you to stay healthy & physically vibrant
– Get yourself “unstuck” and create what you want in your life.
It’s like having a true Soul connection!
Here is my chart – kind of funky looking eh? Yet sooo much information about myself has been revealed!!
If you are interested in having a Human Design session – I am offering my readers an introductory price of 50% off this Boxing Day WEEK special (sessions will take place in January). Regular price $150 / session
Pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your Birth Date and time and location and we will book your appointment in.
I so look forward to sharing more of you with you so that 2017 is NOT a repeat!!
There are many successful people that have tapped into Human Design and it has helped propel them on their true path, soul connection and alignment.
Create a authentic yet magical life!!