Wisdom Wednesday: The Power of Enjoying “Now”

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Take a moment and close your eyes.

Close your eyes and envision where you are right now in your life. Let go of all of the things  that aren’t where you feel they should be or what you are working on. I want you to think of all the positive things going on in your life – no matter the magnitude of it. Allow that positivity to envelop you. Allow it to take over. Allow it to pass over you and seep through your entire being. This is the now of your life.

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Wisdom Wednesday: Seek the Beauty in Everything

With so much going on in the world, it is imperative that we focus on the beauty that occurs every day. We must not allow what we read/hear about or see in the news. Remember that although it seems that bad things are happening often, there are many great spirits around the world bringing joy to themselves and others.

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Two Gifts Granted by a Juice Find! (Plus Health Benefits List)

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Traveling brings great joy but can also can be slightly daunting when it comes to finding food. I put forth my best effort to choose food that are closest to the original source of nature. For breakfast, I aim for something filling, nutritious and light so that I won’t feel drowsy later. This usually consists of a green smoothie or fresh pressed juice.

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Wisdom Wednesday: Redirect Your Focus

Ah, life. You bring us much joy, memories, and opportunities to build our strength. At times, many of these things come full swing at one time. We are then left to decipher what will hold our attention or how we balance it all.
As we go about our lives, we are never without action and a need to act. Go to work. Prepare our meals. Take care of our families. Take care of ourselves. Pay bills. Visit loved ones. Prepare for the future. Deal with the now. So on and so forth.

But we must focus. Focus on the now and nothing else for a moment.

Think of how it is when you put on headphones to listen to music. Every thing around you gets silenced and all you hear is the music. That is your focus for those moments. Your brain and body is set on what you are listening to. Let what you are focusing on at the moment – your ‘thing’ – be your music.

Too often, we allow ourselves to be consumed by the many things that are asked of us. Too often we focus on what we are being asked to do and not ourselves.

Be in tune with yourself to recognize when you should redirect your focus. Listen to what your spirit is calling for. Your spirit may be calling for rest, meditation, a walk in nature, stepping back from commitments, re-evaluating what you’re putting your energy toward, volunteering for less, exercising more, addressing health issues, allotting time for hobbies, or whatever it is you are being led to do.

Be sure not to allow your current commitments to prevent you from hearing the voice within that will lead you. Maintain a clear focus and be flexible. Your needs will change. Be cognizant and prepared to go as your spirit calls for you to.

You got this, Warrior!

Wisdom Wednesday: The Universe, Balancer of All Things

The Universe is the ultimate balancer, protector and guide.

The Universe has a way of removing all that is not for us and maintaining/presenting what is for us. We must take the time to understand and be able to differentiate what we should hold onto versus what we should let go. There will come a time (countless times, actually) where one will realize that something seems “lost” to them – a friend, opportunity, job, significant other, etc. But, have you realized how things have improved for you going forward? Maybe that “great” opportunity have an even better one come after it. Perhaps you thought that you’d be happy with the job/house/car/situation/person/self if you were to do _____, but the Universe said otherwise.

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Breakfast on the Go

smoothieonthegoAh, the challenge of finding breakfast (while on the move) that isn’t heavy/empty carbs/full of meat/has cheese/nasty. 

Well, today wasn’t one of those days!!!!!!!!!!! Whoo. Celebrate the small things! 

Açai berry smoothie with mango, greens, and pineapple. Organic, I might add. 

Definite excitement. I hope that your day has been going well, Warrior!

Cheers to the Morning!

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Cheers to the morning! 2 ounces of juiced wheatgrass. I initially decided to try it for several reasons. 1) 2 oz of wheatgrass is equivalent to 4 pounds of green vegetables. 2) I was being spontaneous and wanted to try it. And 3) I wondered if it tasted as bad as it many have said.

Well…I don’t think it tastes bad. It simply tasted like concentrated spinach and chard.

The caveat to this is that as with many other herbs, roots, and vegetables (e.g. dandelion), wheatgrass detoxes the body. As it is a powerful substance, it is not uncommon to be a little nauseated after taking a wheatgrass shot for the first time. Keep this in mind if you decide to be adventurous as well.
All in all. I recommend it.

Cheers, Warrior!