I'm headed off to Costa Rica tomorrow to partake in Ayahuasca. This is legitimately something that I never thought that prudish me would ever try. I have never done hallucinogenics and am avidly against drugs as a means to escape or to "party." Well, my friends, this isn't any party. This is plant medicine. There's probably going to be vomit, snakes coming out of neighbor's mouths, and all kinds of other strange and uncomfortable things throughout the four nights I am partaking in the ceremonies. .
So why am I doing this? Because I want Mother Ayahuasca to show me who I am. I want to see the dark and light sides of reality. I want to go so deep that it changes the core of my being down to a molecular level. And most of all, I want to learn to love myself, so that I can love others truer and more fully. This is plant medicine. .
Mark and I headed to a retreat center called @rythmia_ on the Guanacaste peninsula. This will be my third trip to Costa Rica, however this time there'll be no sipping Imperials at a lean-to beach bar. We are going with attempts to fix ourselves. We both feel broken. Scarred from emotional trauma unknowingly inflicted upon us by loved ones, by ourselves, and from years of baggage that we chose to carry around with us. .
Along with nightly plant medicine ceremonies guided by shamans, we'll be partaking in transformational workshops, breathwork, yoga, surfing, organic meals, mud baths, and dead sea cleanses (read: saltwater enemas). My low hopes are that I will have a few insightful moments. My high hopes are that I'll come out of this a completely new human being.
Stay tuned, I'll be documenting through IG stories and videos.
See you on the flip side. .
:: We aren’t given a good life or bad life.
We are given a life.
It’s up to us to make it a life we love. 🍍💜
I’m not perfect, nor is my life.
But I’ve finally found what makes me happy to be me.
I have a fool proof routine that allows me to physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually live well.
I’m married to a man that I adore, even on the days when adoration isn’t quite the adjective I’d use.
A small circle of friends that have my back no matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen or talked to each other.
A mom that loves and supports unconditionally.
A community of amazing people who push me to be greater and see my potential.
I have found my passion and purpose that is allowing me to live the life I desire and create a legacy of impact.
And a couple of weirdo kids with amazing spirits who make me proud that God chose me as their mom.
None of that eliminates my mistakes, takes away my struggles or means I know what the Hell I’m doing.
The valleys still come.
The boulders will continue to drop.
And let me tell ya, this week has been a doozy.
But, it sure makes moving through the seasons of life a little easier, when I can use all those good things to keep propelling me
Take a look at your life today and decide to make it one you love. ✨
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Repost from #EnerCAmbassador@allarms7 - "Im a strong believer that you are what you eat but more importantly, you are who you hang out with. Im glad to have people that call me out on my sh*t and that arent "yes" men/women!! They are there to give me sound advice without letting emotions get in the way!!! So Thanks, you know who you all are👊🏽👊🏽👍🏽
It’s Week 1, Day 5 and I felt like giving up on Day 2. But I didn’t.💥
Because I know how it feels to quit.
Because I know how it feels to keep going.
Because I know how it feels after each workout.
Because I know that I need the energy for my day.
Because I need to for my family.
Because I need to for my clients and coaches.
Because I need to for ME.
If you felt fired up after the new year, started a new program and now feel a little deflated...KEEP GOING! You are doing the best possible thing for yourself and the people around you! Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you should give up...use that as a personal challenge! Happy Friday, my friends!😘💕 #fitfriday#dontgiveuponyou
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Sometimes you need a reset. This weekend I found myself on a getaway with six other ladies in @brahmanhills . To be honest, this is a destination that was on my travel bucket list for 2019 but nothing could have prepared me for the picture perfect beauty of this location. It gives me the feeling of #eatpraylove being here. We all started out as strangers yesterday morning but we have formed a sisterhood just from being women. On this property there are several heavenly restaurants to dine in, all the food that I have sampled has been pure bliss to my tastebuds and my tummy. We are lodging in the beautiful cottages. It feels like I am at one with nature while still enjoying the luxury that the self catering accommodation has to offer ( we have a heated jacuzzi on the deck). It is too picturesque to do justice by sharing images with you because somethings have to be experienced first hand but wow what a reset this has been for me. I have been waking up at 6am and going for long walks with the ladies and having a full morning before breakfast. It makes me miss my girl friends back home because this is the perfect getaway for a girls retreat. I am surrounded by peace, tranquility and kindness all around me. I believe everything happens for a reason and these last few days have felt exactly like that❤
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"My previous complaints against ethical shopping seemed not only silly, but immoral. Was I really willing to support human trafficking to save five bucks on a t-shirt? Was I really so into that particular brand that I didn’t mind its factories abuses of its workers? Was I that grossed out by the idea of buying secondhand that I didn’t care about the way the clothing industry is abusing God’s creation?"
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Guys, the siding is going up in our new construction in Chatham and it has me all😍. I’ve got a ton of special details going into the finished look for the front of the home and I can’t wait for it all to come together!
I did a walk through yesterday and things are looking G O O D.👌🏼 Now, hopefully we finish up that siding before the snow.❄️
#GoodMorningJamaica and #HappyFriday#YourPower lives within #YourWill. Your will to #GiveBetter, #DoBetter, #BeBetter and #LiveBetter.
What you truly value, you will find a way to make more abundant. This simply means, the more focus, diligence, persistence and commitment you put into life, the more outstanding it becomes. So instead of wondering how little effort you can get by with, discover how much unique value you can create.
Thank you for visiting and may you seek daily, to live out the best of your possibilities.
READ & ACKNOWLEDGE.
This is more than just a quote painted on the wall, it’s a Code of Conduct that every single person should follow and pass down to the next. More than just the people who belong to Crunch.
Day in and day out you’ll see judgement, cockiness, selfishness, an overall lack of respect from one to another in (and out of) the gym. But why? People thinking they’re better than others? Because they can lift heavier or have nicer clothes/accessories than someone else?
That sh*t is unnecessary.
The most important thing that people easily tend to forget is “everyone has to start somewhere”. Not one single person starts out being the biggest man in the room with super human strength, you aren’t born to be the fastest runner on the track, and you don’t just magically wake up one day having everything you’ve ever dreamt of.
So what is necessary? Effort. 120% effort day in and day out.
Everyone possesses the effort and the power to give it their all every single day. You’re “all” might not be the same as the person next to you or your favorite bodybuilder/athlete, but theirs was once yours and yours can one day be theirs if you stay consistent and set your mind to it.
My biggest point here is that, no matter how big/small, short/tall, lean/heavy, young/old, color/race, no matter which one of these you are, you own the right to be in there giving it your all without judgment, without embarrassment, without feeling harassed/rushed, insecure.. etc.
Yes it can get frustrating when there’s someone not up to speed with you and you have to wait 20 minutes for your favorite piece of equipment, but be patient, and be considerate that every. single. person. has the right to grind just like you do. Now happy Friday, let’s get to work 💪🏼 #fitness#healthyliving#bodybuilding#completenutrition#completenutritionsrq#crunchlakewoodranch#crunchnaples#accomplishinggoals#inspiredtobebetter#fitnesscommunity#nojudgements#hardwork#dedication#dobetter#bebetter#livebetter
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Vi piace il cioccolato? A me un sacco... non vi rinuncio neppure ora, che sto a dieta dopo le intemperanze festive.
Chokkino, protagonista del Sigep di Rimini, è la bevanda naturale realizzata utilizzando 100% cacao in polvere, biologico ed equo e solidale importato dalla Repubblica Dominicana, miscelato ad acqua calda che sta rivoluzionando la pausa caffè degli italiani. Il cacao infatti è un superfood: 19 calorie per un alimento ricco di nutrienti essenziali per la salute, il cibo degli dei. Nello specifico il cacao in polvere è uno degli alimenti con il maggior contenuto di antiossidanti e una delle principali fonti di magnesio. Contiene inoltre rame, potassio, manganese, zinco, ferro, il 20% di proteine e più del 30% di fibre, un vero concentrato di micronutrienti. Per questo oggi il cacao viene considerato un “cibo-medicina”, rendendo giustizia al suo nome scientifico “theobroma cacao”, il cibo degli dei.
Chokkino nasce in Italia, il primo prodotto di Live Better, una giovane startup fondata da Elena Luzi: “Non ho mai bevuto caffè nella mia vita, ogni volta che entravo in un bar non sapevo cosa ordinare e finivo per prendere un bicchier d’acqua. Per questo ho inventato Chokkino: desideravo una bevanda simile al caffè, che fornisse energia e si potesse bere velocemente al banco del bar. Il cibo è la mia grande passione e ritengo sia cruciale per la nostra salute. Per me era molto importante avere la certezza che il nostro cacao fosse ricco di antiossidanti, per questo abbiamo finanziato un progetto di ricerca con l’Università di Teramo e analizzato il contenuto di polifenoli, le molecole ritenute antiossidanti, in più di 60 campioni differenti di cacao in polvere. Per scoprire dove gustare Chokkino basta consultare il nostro sito www.chokkino.com”. #cacao#chocolate#chokkino#food#instafood#goodchoice#cioccolato#instagram#livebetter
After experiencing complete disapproval of my circumstances & questioning whether or not “Is this all life is?”, trying something new came first to mind.
In a hierarchal sense, I believed improvement was attainable after looking to others for proof.
At first, seeing what they had brought jealously... Luckily I noticed how jealousy not only disserved me, but created the current position I brought myself to deeply hate.
Jealousy of what they had became curiosity of what they did to attain their position & transcended into a personal experiment of replicating those actions for myself.
Trial & error, I discovered actions that made me feel good about myself, subsequently creating growth.
No longer was I in the situation of disapproval, but instead of fulfillment & anxiousness to share with others how they can follow this process just as well!
But no matter how strongly my belief system stands within me, you must make the decision of disapproval within yourself.
I broke up with sugar 18 months ago! I only allow myself fruits and no other source of sugar. I feel my health is a lot better now: lost a few pounds, my skin looks nicer, my teeth are always clean and I have more energy :) and I just don’t crave sugary good anymore! Definitely recommend that diet 💪
یاد گرفتم که زندگی سخته و دست زیاده بالا دست تویه جاده زندگی همیشه پایینو بالا هست
یاد گرفتم که زندگی یعنی همین لحظه فردا که نیومده ولی امروز همین حالا هست
هیچ مشکلی بزرگ هیچ دیواری واسم بلند نیست
این دنیا جایی واسه اونا که همیشه جلوی خطر پره دلهرن نیست
یاد گرفتم که روی پای خودم وایسم چون موقع سختیها دیگه هیچکس دورم نیست
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👉are you crazy for dumb people🤪?
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