Law of Vibration – Just as a pebble can create vibrations that appear as ripples which travel outward in a body of water – your thoughts create vibrations and attracts similar vibrations (we are over 70% water btw) that manifest as circumstances and people in your life.
At any given moment you have a choice – it leads you closer to your spirit or further from it.
What are you choosing?
Embrace the discomfort or be enslaved by it -those are really the only two choices we have we when are activated!!
Believe it or not – but the knowledge you are looking for is already within your own consciousness waiting to be realized!!
Slow down, go into nature, breath, connect and fill the heart with love.
PS Don’t forget to laugh lots!! 🙂
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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!!
This was the project I started earlier this year, but with travelling and moving it didn’t stay in the front of my projects. Also trying to find locations as I don’t have a studio hasn’t always been easy to shoot mostly nudes. Now that the weather is rainy, grey and cold well lets just say it ain’t beach weather!!
I’m shifting gears a little with the project as I am moving forward with it no matter what – it’s like my Sou’s urging, one of them, to do this – I know it is needed now more than ever with 40% of 9 year old girls either have been or on a diet and that is just in Canada…..WTH?? I think back to what I was doing at 9 years old and I was playing with dolls or out climbing trees. I was not dieting, I was too busy out side playing to do that, it’s a big sign of how the times have changed and what is going on in our culture.
Raw, Naked and Beautiful
I’ve only had the honour of shooting a handful of ladies so far, who have also shared their stories for the book that it will turn into – and the body issues, self esteem issues and even one’s relationship with food as I know many, many women struggle with this.
Raw, Naked and Beautiful
I must say they are brave, bold and beautiful as I know myself personally what comes up for me when it’s time to expose my body. It is much easier now as on purpose I have gone to the nude beach to over come any issues. When being photographed and attention is really directed on me, I pay attention to what I am feeling and have started asking why? Why do I feel ashamed, shy or embarrassed?
Dam, I’m almost 51 years old, you would have thought I would have been over this, yet the lingering effects of disordered eating and not feeling good enough most of my life……..the programming. Much stats with television and the commercials – which I just recently heard this and love it
Raw, Naked and Beautiful
Television – Tells Lies to YOUR Vision……..
Magazines – OMG the ads in there and I could go on!
Anyway, as my new journey begins there will be many photos and stories of beautiful women and their stories on overcoming body issues, self esteem issues and food issues.
Raw, Naked and Beautiful is not about nudity – it’s about being real, authentic and of course beautiful no matter when in the nude, bathing suit, fully dressed or anything in between – it’s not vanity or ego driven!
Everything is Energy. These ways of living, feeling and being lower our vibration, create much self judgment, low self love and when we heal this within ourselves and can help other’s do the same we come closer to who we truly our – Energy of unconditional Love having a Human experience.
It’s time to raise the vibration within us and on our planet – the world needs us to step up and start shining our light so we can light someone close to us and keep it going so it’s bright bright bright!!
So, I so look forward to bringing photos of beautiful women and some great stories starting soon!!
Create that feeling within of being beautiful, empowered and full of self love!!
Raw, Naked and Beautiful
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Just arrived back after travelling for approximately 11 weeks, through 17 states and almost 7000 miles…………..it’s been incredible yet not always easy!! lol Oh the ups and downs of travelling!!
For the most part it’s been fantastic. Saw many places I’ve never seen before, met many new friends, connected with dear friends, wore flip flops lots, took many pictures, found lots of great markets, ate amazing foods (yes while travelling and I will post on that!) and then a few little hiccups that aren’t worth mentioning but some did prevent me from being on the internet like my hard drive crashing YET I did save most of my stuff!!
Amazing Old Old Building in Toas, NM
I will share more of our travels and photos in upcoming posts – I took so many photos as we had so many amazing adventures!!
Crystal in Santa Fe, NM
So many photos – I don’t even know where to begin. I know I probably could have posted more along the way, but while travelling we did stay at places with no internet often, which was a tad frustrating but also awesome – it allowed me to unplug more, be more present, get more into my creative juices and just be and create space where I could explore what I truly desire – not from a materialistic stance but one of feeding my soul, listening to heart, what gets my juices flowing type of space.
Yoga at Red Rocks, CO
I love travelling. There are so many places to see, people to meet, next experiences to have that life is just too short!!
My kids are off travelling and have probably seen more of the world than I have.
Yes I got the bug and I am very fortunate to be able to travel due to having businesses that allow me to work or not wherever I am.
While travelling this time, and having little internet access – which btw, I have found a great solution for and will be able to share more next month – has allowed me time to really dive into some things. Since meeting some incredible people – people who are out of the box thinkers, creators and livers – in other words they truly embody who they really are, live from the heart and their truth and live healthy lives truly inspired me to up my role in my life. I have been feeling flat lined in areas of my life and a sluggishness – it’s either what I added in to my way of eating or how I am thinking now and being or both – either way it’s great.
Quick snack on the border of 2 states!
I have always had an interest in the mystic side of things, health, alternative, quantum physics and it seems like now things are clicking faster and deeper. I am doing more yoga, currently on a 10 Day Transformation and allowing myself time each day to meditate, do breath work and have some creative fun – otherwise I get bored and bitchy!!
I am heading out again come December some time – possible house sitting gigs lining up and to do more travelling and get out of the grey rainy season that is now upon us on the West Coast. With my new phone I will have – posting and being on the internet will never be an issue again, I am so looking forward to taking many more photos and being on top of it better this time – this was like a trial run!!
Great Markets – Great Food!
I will be working on my Raw, Naked and Beautiful Project as that has become very clear to me that it needs to be finished and I will be starting another one to go along with it – which I can’t wait to share!!
There is nothing like feeling great, healthy and in love with oneself and life – not form an egoic sense but a true love that is deep and real.
Roasted Chilies – Taos, NM
There were many great things about this trip that all I can say is wow – can’t believe where the time went as it was incredible!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
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Just wanted to share another update of our travels. I have not been posting much as you know due to little to no internet and when we do have some its catch up time or time with special friends. This journey is really showing me to be fully present in the moment, trust and be in the flow.
Just on the magic we have been creating I could write so many posts alone!!
Just had to play with some photos!! 🙂
At the same time, when I see what I see going on in the Southern States I have a heavy heart. The crappy food, so much plastic, very overweight people, the speed people are driving AND many of them being on their phones while doing so, being at beaches and watching people be on their phones, the mega malls, the desolate buildings and towns.
Yet despite all of that I have been able to meet some amazing people, open people’s eyes up to some of the crap going on especially around food, emf’s, do more Yoga and take some great photos and yes more of women in the nude are coming – I can’t wait to dive into this project more and more as the more I talk with women the more I know this is so needed!!
We also met some amazing people living their bliss!! And deepened friendships with people already in our lives and on the same path!!
Gulf Breeze Florida
We have been blessed to be on some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida (and we hit many!!), to catching some great views and music in.
Texas – Prickly Pear
New Orleans, to beautiful canyons in Texas (no snakes thank goodness but some great nude shots!!) and now we are in New Mexico – my first time and I can’t wait to take more photos.
Me in Palo Duro Texas
I can’t wait to share more info and images – so please keep coming back!!
My Photography site is being worked on as we speak – there will be many more photos there shortly!!
Lighthouse – Palo Duro Texas
I am so grateful for being able to travel, share great healthy things and taking photos – may you be so blessed as well!!
Thank you for stopping by!!
PS – While we have been on our travels we have lost a few friends, one close, some more acquaintances, doesn’t matter – they were all amazing people and life is too short NOT to be living your bliss, your dharma, your passions – full of vitality, love and not giving a rats ass of what others think (as long as it doesn’t harm anyone or anything!!)
This is starting to be so much fun for me – connecting with healthy, conscious, loving, amazing people and bringing it out to others!!!
Meet Tandi Canterbury Rolen
Tandi Canterbury Rolen
Last week I got to sit with Tandi for al little bit and have an conversation – this beautiful being is so busy as she is out to help people wake up to real health!! As we speak, she is in the process of opening her new and bigger health bar in the city of Wenatchee in Washington as she is expanding. The Hunter’s Wife (don’t you just love that name!) is a little outside health bar in East Wenatchee, which serves amazing healthy juices, smoothies and food and is attached to a Yoga studio. (but is closing as bigger space was needed – yay!! people are waking up and wanting real food!!)
The Hunter’s Wife
Q – What does health mean to you?
Health to me is everything. It’s my platform for quality living. I’m worthy to have a fantastic, beautiful life. Health of the mind, body, and spirituality is key.
Q – When or what got you started down this path?
I was raised on frozen pizza’s, French toast, and ice cream. I ate this way most of my life. During that time I never was satisfied. I hated my body, I hated my skin, I was the biggest bully to myself. I so badly wanted to glow. I just didn’t know how. The turning point for me was witnessing my grandmother pass from cancer. She was my best friend. I was depressed, and stuck in toxic habits. It was the darkest time in my life. I knew that it was my own responsibility to take care of myself so that I wouldn’t let my grandma down. I started juicing. I juiced everyday. It didn’t matter if I was 10 minutes late to work, I stuck to it and it wasn’t long before I witnessed the shift in my body and mind. I started to fall in love with real food. It proved it loved me back. Years of acne scares disappeared, I slept fantastic, I took up yoga, running, biking, everything in my world was improving. There was no way I was going back to that darkness again. 3 years later I married my high school sweetheart in the heart chakra of the world, Maui. It was my happy place. We drank out of coconuts, swam in warm ocean water, and snacked on beautiful acai bowls. It was there that I knew I had to bring this happy place to my home town. And help others heal and change their lives. I’ve elimated all things and don’t serve me, and I created a job for myself to be around like minded people. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.
Q – What are some of your favourite health foods?
It depends on the day. I LOVE my banana’s. And I never go a day without raw dark leafy greens on my plate. Plant foods make me feel alive.
Q – If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?
IT TAKES TIME. Consistency is key to achieving life long healthy habits. You have to ask yourself, what’s important to you? If being comfortable in your own skin is a priority you will make it happen. Don’t over complicate things. There’s a lot of “health plans” out there that confuse us. Some plans work but 9 times out of 10 I witness people going backward. I just heard on the radio today that someone is trying to sell a pro biotic that is “found in skinny people” for weight loss and wellness. Uh? No. Look at nature. Your cells are always working FOR you. Your a living thing. It’s common sense to me, to eat living foods. And then everything else will fall into place. But be patient. Trust your body and nature to heal you on a cellular level. Good things take time.
Being vegan, I can eat as much fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats that I desire. I don’t have to worry about counting calories, portions, my weight. It’s effortless. I love this abundant lifestyle. And it makes me sad to see so many people struggle with getting on tack with their health. No more shots in the belly, or crazy vitamin drinks, working out extensively, or calorie apps. My juice bar – The Hunters Wife Health Bar is my happy place, to share for everyone to feel great and be great in the simplest form. Can I also mention that this lifestyle is cheaper? More convenient? And lifelong health insurance? I hope someday we can all rise above the pollution of negative self talk, bogus advertising, food restrictions, caffeine prone anxiety, and the truth about cancer. We’re all worth it.
I got to have a great conversation with Jessie and Daniel before I got some time with Tandi and they are pretty cool too – what I am finding is most people that are into real food eating, healthy eating, living, being and consciousness usually are – they walk their talk and are so interested in waking people up!!
2014 was a very interesting year for me. I had many experiences this year – ALL about growth, not always fun but reflecting back ooooh so worth it!!. If we are not stretching ourselves and growing / expanding then decay, death, aging, limitation set in. Some were hard, a few even painful lessons but many more lessons and experiences were amazing. I had to let some people go in my life and guess what? New, more healthy, conscious people came into my life to help me further on my path that I strayed from and because of that even more amazing things have been happening.
As the last few hours of 2014 are upon us – take some time to reflect over the past year and set clear intentions on what you would like to experience, create, feel, allow in in 2015 – YOU are the creator of your life – live it to the fullest in ALL areas!!
May Love, Health, Happiness and Abundance be in your world today and always!!!
When I lived on Vancouver Island – I would visit this health food store that sold these amazing Spirulina Bars – don’t know the recipe and tried to copy it (kind of hard when you don’t know the recipe at all) but this is what I came up with and different but I think still tasty.
it may seem like I am on a bit of a Spirulina kick but what I am trying to share is how easy it is to get superfoods or nutrient dense foods into your way of eating and it doesn’t have to be hard, expensive, boring or confusing – it really can be easy, tasty and your body will love you for it!!
I am all about healthy eating made easy!!
Spirulina is a natural “algae” powder that is incredible high in protein and nutrients and easily digested by our intestinal bacteria that in turn then feed our blood and cells. It is an excellent source of B vitamins, is a complete protein, 18 amino acids, has PEA (Phenylethylaimine) – dubbed the love chemical so it helps us to ‘feel good’, high in bioavailable iron, is loaded with lots of enzymes – which helps with digestion, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids, and is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.
Spirulina is one of the most nutritious food sources in the world – I choose Purium Spirulina because it’s organic, non-gmo and live – always make sure of these qualities.
What if consuming a tablespoon or two per day of a simple food like Spirulina could drastically lower your chances of developing cancer, heart disease, or stroke, or just feeling better overall? Wouldn’t that be cool?
– 2 cups Crispy Rice cereal
– 1 cup Pumpkin seeds
– 3 tbsp Chia seeds
– 3 tbsp Hemp seeds
– 1 cup Sunflower seeds
Mix together in a big bowl
In a pan on very low heat – just enough to warm things, mix together
Mix all ingredients together and when smooth mix into the other bowl and mix well.
Press into 8 x 12 square dish.
I found it best to keep in fridge – cut into squares, eat, share and enjoy!!
Great snacks, on the good food source and will keep you satisfied for quite awhile – including your sweet tooth!!
Please feel free to share this and would love any comments and if interested in trying any Purium product – please email for a $50 Gift Card towards your first purchase – you will love the quality of these products!!!
When we really start paying attention – all the signs are there especially the ones our bodies are sending us IF we are paying attention or open to receive them. Slowing down can be hard for many people especially for parents, single parents or multi- taksers…….something I know well!!
I have been on a work stint in film for the last several months that was quite interesting – would be a good way of putting it.
I learned a lot, met a lot of people, saw some creative & cool things, learned how to do some creative things, saw actors and actresses, met some, watched how shows and movies were made, sets dressed, stages being constructed and oh so much more.
I also worked long days and at my age or where I am at in life – isn’t fulfilling and doesn’t really feed my soul or nurture me.
That is what is sooooo cool about life- there are so many options to choose differently or what to experience. We really are only limited by our minds!!
I am on a much needed break and I have been able to have some down time – my body was yelling at me – basically with Adrenal Fatigue – doesn’t get much louder than that – going on overdrive, stress, little sleep and not paying attention to what my soul truly desires. Thank goodness I have been eating healthy through this all (and no not pumped up on tons of caffeine either) – yes still somewhat easy to do especially when it’s a priority in my life.
Our bodies really do talk to us. They communicate through subtle hints, messages, aches and then they are screaming at us to get our attention when it turns to pain or fatigue.
Since being off I am doing all I can to nurture my body and soul and it’s amazing how fast things are shifting.
Daily walks, gentle yoga, breath work, meditation, proper supplementation, water, little stress, self love, being creative (for me) and rushing to go nowhere!!! lol
One of the things I have been playing with to further help me slow down is Long Exposure Photography and Black & White Photography (which I used to love doing and hand yes hand coloring) – patience, breath, stillness, quiet, calming – how does it get more magical than that.
Hoping to inspire and share with you in some upcoming posts on the Photography I have been exploring and enjoying – hope you do too.
Today take some time for you and listen to what your body is saying – honor it, be in the moment and have an attitude of gratitude!
Have a wonderful day!!
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I have been thinking lately about how many people really aren’t present when they are eating. I know quite a few as I watch people and they usually aren’t present in their daily activities.
How many times have you eaten in front of the tv (as a daily or almost daily activity)? Or in front of the computer? How often have you eaten and have eaten so fast you haven’t even tasted the food or really know what you were eating? Or you ate so fast and went back for more as you were still hungry and then way too full after the second helping?
How many times do you eat out in a fast food restaurant, food court or a busy restaurant that are noisy too? (fast paced therefore you end of eating fast too)
How many times have you gone and gotten your nails done or hair, or a lube, filter and oil change on your nice shiny vehicle then stopped off at McDonald’s on the way home eating while you are driving?
So, let’s be honest here, were you really present while you were eating? That means tasting each mouthful, chewing it many times, putting the fork down between bites and not doing anything else (even barely talking)……savoring the taste, the moment, the food and your body.
I used to be a pro at multi tasking……..I was a waitress and single mom, how many meals do you think I ate on my feet? Or while nursing, talking on the phone and doing something else too!!!!?? Probably too many!! Sit down, relax, turn the tv or computer off and enjoy your food. Have a family sit down dinner night and talk to one another. Not only is this for eating, but what about relationships and business…….we will go there more in the next few posts!
Just some food for thought……feel free to share your thoughts below!!
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