I posted on my FB wall today the saying “Love is the absence of judgment“.
Take a few minutes today to just reflect on that. We usually first think of it when we are walking down the street and see someone who could be homeless, or dressed weird or has multiple tattoos and thoughts pop into our heads – we are aware those judgments.
Yet, what about for yourself – your body?
Just pay attention to the thoughts and feeling that come up for you! If it’s not total acceptance and love then it’s judgement and you deserve better!!
For quite awhile in my life I was on my own on my health path. Many people or friends around me thought I was either weird, too far out there or too hippy dippy for eating healthy, drinking greens, using superfoods and many other things. Since I was usually the outside, I kept quiet about the health things I knew or used and would succumb to peer pressure when out or in social settings to a certain degree. Then I started finding my tribe and when you do, there is nothing better than letting yourself be seen or just being more authentically you with no apologies!!
It’s inspired me to get out and showcase healthy people and what it means to them or how they are living. There is no one right way but there are better ways than many of the main stream bs going on. So to any of you feeling alone – you’re not trust me!!
For my first person on my blog who better than to show case but my BFF who has lived most of his life being a health advocate and a catalyst for people’s awakening sharing many great things.
Meet David aka Sunwolf.
David aka Sunwolf
Q – What does health mean to you? What health means to me is to be able to be a kid again with no limitations, experience a Joie De Vivre, play sports with guys half my age and feel like I have not aged one bit. Health in all ways, body , mind and spirit, if one is out of balance, optimum health is difficult to achieve.. Feeling ageless, Health means to me that aging does not come into the picture, while feeling good and excited as my number in age increases and still feeling like a pup Health means to play with the kids, run far and wide, play crazy and be able to make love a long time.
Health also means living your life purpose, doing what makes you feel like you’re are making the world a better place and being of service and inspiring others to live their Dharma.
Q – When or what got you started down this path?
What got me started on path is the feeling one gets when living a healthy lifestyle.. So much more fun to live with joy and zest, than to live with pain and hardship.
I got started quite young when I observed so many young people feeling low energy, lack of vitality and watching so many older people give up living since their body would not hold up. What a waste.
Got started when I was reading health books like Know your Nutrition by Linda Clarke which was my very first book. , John Robbins, Diet for a New America
When I realized how dis eased people are.. So many mentors I had Dr, Bernard Jensen, Father of Nutrition and Iridology. Got started on the path in my late teens. I saw how our society is getting more and more out of balance, people not having quality of life. We have choice to experience a high level of vibrant health or not.. Health is a choice and takes a commitment like everything else.
Q – What are some of your favourite health foods?
My favorite foods there are so many,. plant based super foods..… salads, algae’s Love berries, raw chocolate, hemp seeds, coconut in all ways including ice cream, almond, flaxseed & cashew milk , medicinal mushrooms, herbal teas, mushrooms infused in Tea, legumes, humus, goat cheese, all kinds of veggies , wild greens, micro greens, cabbage. Kombucha, avocados, chia seed, camalina seeds and wild sardines – I love many foods and they just all seem to be healthy.
Q – If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?
Eat live foods for live bodies, eliminate man made foods, processed foods. if it does not spoil, do not eat it, reduce meat, make sure it’s grass fed, and stay away from GMO foods of course.
Q – What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?
Having my Kamut first thing in morning, my superfood shake, salads, my exercise, cellercizer, playing ball sports etc I do inversion exercises, love to swim in river (or anywhere), dry skin brushing. Use only pure products for body and the house.
Always more your body, change the routine and food., variety is the spice of life.. the body and mind like a variety of foods, movements and exercise.
Q – Anything else you would like to add?
Be grateful, be of service to humanity and the planet ..live a conscious life, vote with your dollars and pay it forward so that which helps people and Mother Earth. Respect all life forms.. never stop learning , never stop moving. A physically inactive body is a dead body.
Live with passion, follow your heart…. Have a support team.
Be kind, grateful and go after your dreams….Find people your equal and above. Hard to sharpen an axe on a dull stone..
Thank you David for sharing your wisdom. Spending time with David I know he walks his talk and more!!
He loves connecting with new people and can be found on FB here if you want to meet or have any questions for him!
I am looking for more people to connect with so if you are on the Sunshine Coast or Vancouver – send me a message and lets connect!!
Create a Life YOU Love
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I had a really clear vision come to me last night that I wanted to share. How many times have we been told that we can’t do something or shouldn’t do something for whatever reason? And how many times did we listen to that advice especially as children?
I know I have too many times. The best one was you can never make any money being a Photographer – now I don’t blame anyone because I bought into that program. I’ve also learned if there is anyone doing it so can you!
The vision I got was of our spirt, our soul who has shrunk down in size (relatively speaking) so that we can’t hear it any more, yet we do have these gentle, almost faint nudges from our hearts, a yearning, a desire – it may be to paint, travel, take pictures, go somewhere or connect with someone, yet we dismiss it. It’s like being little child full of joy and excitement and questions and constantly being told to calm down, settle down, no, or not answering those questions, that eventually that excited, in the moment full of joy and wonder child begins to withdraw, stays away, doesn’t ask questions becomes quiet or even sad.
If we don’t pay attention to those nudges, whispers, desires they will eventually go away and that is part of the death and decay process from our body, minds and souls. Think of it as that little child wanting to come out and play and you keep saying NO!
Why would it keep asking – yet it so does ever so gently.
Most of us have been shut down as children and we don’t follow our intuition, guidance or soul urgings. We don’t trust it any longer. Life may have gotten harder or tougher.
Here is a thought for you – if you don’t listen or support it why should it support you ? Yes it has patience and unconditional love, and it is waiting for us to allow it in more, yet we keep saying no.
Today, go sit for a few moments with yourself somewhere quiet and remember what you so long to be doing or be, be kind to yourself, write things down that move you, inspire you, connect you, excite you. Let that little child start resurfacing after all it really is our soul wanting to experience more on this earth plane
The more we can embrace ourselves and trust we what are feeling and desiring and act on it – even tiny steps towards whatever it may be, the more of us comes together. The more we come together, the more confidence we have leaving us feeling empowered.
You may not be able to walk on water…..but you just never know!! I can tell you this though – I had a ton of fun shooting this series and would love to do it again some time!! (no it’s not a photoshopped image :))
Remember we ARE Spiritual Beings having a Human experience – what are YOU creating??
Create a day that makes YOUR heart sing!!
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It’s been an interesting start to 2016 – and if you follow me at all, have noticed I have been posting much less on social media and even my blog has sat with no entries for a little while.
In December I turned 50, had a beautiful and quiet birthday yet fun with my beloved.
In February I decided to head down to Florida for a couple of weeks to visit my dad and step mom for their birthdays. I ended up spending a month there and totally unplugged and hung out at the pool many afternoons, with a little walking, some bike riding and a little yoga – but that was mostly it.
I sat and did very little. It was an interesting time in my life – reflecting – not that turning 50 is bad but I realized that half my life had passed by, and fast!! My kids were off travelling, my dog is getting old and slowing down (13 now) and I got to thinking was I truly living, being and doing what I truly wanted to be doing. How did I spend most of my first 50 years and what did I want to be doing? Where did I want to be living and how?
Health has always been important to me, and I also have shared that I have had my own struggles with things. I looked at where I’ve been in my past and where I am now and where I wanted to go. That is the cool thing about life – you are either growing or decaying, there really is no standing still. Even though time may pass, what had changed for me? A whole bunch of things for sure but I still wanted to expand and take it even further. There are many places I want to visit, many friends I haven’t met yet, many photographs I have not shot yet, unmade recipes, beaches unwalked, business growth not yet experienced, workshops not yet taken, words not yet spoken and art not yet created.
There was still a lot of living to be done!!
I also looked at things I struggled with in my life, my love for eating and feeling healthy, my programming, my desire for more creativity, more photography, more yoga, more travel and how I could combine it all – I am just not a one size fits all type of girl – I want to squeeze more juice out of life!! I want more living!! And I want to be able to share some of my journey, my story so that maybe just maybe it makes a difference in someone’s life!
I’ve really been diving into programming, confidence, my soul, what makes my heart sing, why we are here, intentions, energy, the universe and man I could go on.
It’s been an interesting few months!!
All I can say is I am back, there will be more inspiration, photographs, rants, stories, laughter, love and yes still some recipes just not the focus.
So I do hope you’ll hang around for more and if you like what you see share.
Looking forward to more of this journey in this game we call life!!
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