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If this doesn’t concern you, check your pulse!

 

These people run our so called ‘health’ care systems.

How they look and how the system is is actually a good match, and I could go down that rabbit hole, but this post isn’t about that.

During this time, I realized even more how screw up our system is, yet it’s considered normal.  By that, I mean, I have to wear a mask out so as not to ‘catch’ a virus, but people are loading up their shopping carts with junk foods, highly processed foods, alcohol and smokes and that’s ok.  Oh, and wearing the same mask they wore yesterday, the day before and so on…….. That’s normal?

Really?

Why not teach about boosting immune systems naturally?

More money in vaccines and drugs.

Yet, it goes far beyond that.

This is not a bitch post but a post of saying your health is important and your body is an amazing miraculous thing – when given the right environment – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

ALL f them. – together

We just have forgotten and very few are teaching that.  That is where you will find miracles – because, at our depth of who we are –  we are magic.

Healthy Eating Made Easy by Jodi BurkeI’ve always been into healthy eating and alternative modalities.  When I trained as a Raw Food Chef I created a simple Healthy Eating Made Easy book  (and recipe books) you can download for free and no it’s not all about raw.  Some great ideas for little changes for eating healthier – yes it can affect the immune system.

Which, btw I let go of any and all labels of what I am eating (ie Vegan etc) and allow my body to guide me.

I also studied in depth and used EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or Tapping on many clients in the past with great outcomes.  I created a little book on what it is, how to use and why when I was working with clients.  It’s a great tool anyone can use on themselves – easy to learn, quick and works great on stress, anxiety, fear and many other emotions. Download for free here.

It works well and is considered Energy Psychology.  More and more energy modalities, techniques and technologies will become main stream – exciting times.

To self empower is one of the greatest gifts one can give oneself.

So much out there that we don’t know and that has been hidden from us.

Stop buying into so much fear porn and dig deeper.  This is a great time, as much corruption and lies are being exposed.  We need more people awake though.

INjoy either or both downloads, feel free to check out my other books and to share this.

Much Love and Gratitude

Jodi

 

EFT, Food & U

EFT, Food & U

If you are not familiar with EFT, it’s not short for Electronic Funds Transfer…..it’s short for Emotional Freedom Technique or otherwise known as Tapping.

I believe that EFT is an amazing tool to help anyone overcome many things that may be holding them back.

It’s energy physchology which is not new but it is to so many of us. Science, Quantum Physics and backing this more than ever now.

Energy is everywhere and we many not be able to see it, but often we feel it or sense it.  Many times we don’t listen to it when our bodies are telling us no, as our heads get in the way.  It is like electricity, we don’t have to see it for it to work, or even believe it it is there and does it’s thing…….just like energy.

EFT is a simple way is pshychological acupressure.  One taps on varies acupressure points while focusing on the thought, feeling, memory that is leaving a person feel anything but good.

In this short video I share some ideas of using EFT when one is struggling with some food issues as overweight and emotional eating are at an all time high.  I speak from experience of my days of disordered eating.

To learn EFT or understand it more, or have the tapping points, you can download a copy of my EFT Manual which I highly recommend.

Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

And as always please feel free to share this with any friends or leave a comment.

Have a beautiful day!!

JB

It’s Time to Thrive…..

What does Thrive or thriving mean to you and do you feel you are doing it??

Dictionnary definition of thriving – to prosper; be fortunate or successful. To grow or develop vigorously; flourish

I guess you could relate that to nature, if it’s not growing, it’s decaying or dying or barely surviving.

What does thriving mean to you? Have you ever given it some thought before?

Thriving to me means being able to do what really gets me going, jazzes me, gets me fired up, speaks to me, you know when you love what you are doing and the time passes quickly.  It means having choices therefore being able to create new experiences, go to new places, do new things.  To me it means having more money than month and paying all my bills easily and consistenly.

Thriving to me means letting go of the negative self talk, the need to find comfort from food or other things.

It means being lost in the moment and seeing the beauty all around me like when the sun sets and sh*t I forgot my camera……again!!

It means watching my kids grow up and know they’re going to be ok as they’re pretty cool teenagers.

It means making great dishes and sitting around with great friends creating great memories.

I could go on……

Thriving is so much fun instead of surviving.

It’s being you and sometimes standing out from the rest of the crowd.

EFT is a great tool to help you move over, if that is what you want to do.  Of course interrupting patterns and creating new habits is a good thing too, ones that you love to do or empower you or leave you feeling……well like you’er thriving!!!

What are your thoughts on that??

JBC

EFT, FOOD & YOU

EFT, Food & You

We have come along way since the days of the Hunters / Gatherer’s way of eating.  Food is everywhere and part of everything today.  So much of what we really call food is not even close to what real food is, especially here in North America.  Food & emotional eating and addiction to food have become a way of life for many, and it’s usually not a healthy way.  Not only do I speak from experience, but look around us there is evidence everywhere, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and so on.  I won’t even get into the cost of food in this post!!!

When one has a struggle with food whether it be restriction, emotional eating, binge eating, over eating,  or even addiction to certain foods that one really wants to let go of, there are usually emotional reasons behind these ways of being.  I can only speak for myself, but when I was struggling to have a somewhat ‘normal’ relationship with food, I lacked self confidence, never felt good enough, was very self critical, couldn’t love myself, so how could I love anyone else?  Was always comparing myself to other women and of course would come up short, so what did I do often………..I turned to food for comfort, so I couldn’t feel the pain or acknowledge it, so I would stuff it down, which could keep me busy often for hours, so I also didn’t have to look at my life or participate in it………..

Many things changed over the years for me to have a better or normal (what is normal for me, and we all I believe have a somewhat different normal for ourselves) or healthy relationship with food.  Deciding I wanted to, deciding I wanted to live life and enjoy it, not have my head stuck in a fridge or toilet, wanting to enjoy and taste food, having kids and doing some inner work, finding peace within myself.  Learning to accept myself – warts and all, learning to let go of judgement, seeing the good in me and what I could do instead of what I couldn’t do, so I could see the good in others.  And finally, loving myself……plain and simple.  EFT / Tapping comes in very handy for all of those things, that is why I love this tool so much.

I tapped on  –  Never being good enough, feeling less than, not having confidence, not being good enough (yup sometimes a 1 word change can make a big difference or knock down the problem completely), using food for comfort, hating myself, hating my body, being short, having small breasts, short legs, scared of talking in public, putting myself out there, what will people think of me, to being strong enough, who was I to think I could……, eating too much, eating too little, having no control around food, wanting to eat more, having no self control, no will power, can’t stand up for myself and well I could go on……….but you probably get the idea.

When I was first introduced to EFT through a weekend workshop, I worked on not being good enough…….which is fairly general, but we got it down to a zero intensity and it started at a 10, which is the highest.  Well, with one word change to never being good enough, I was back at a 10………I couldn’t believe it, but we got that down to a zero, then got a little more focused, like where and when do I not or never feel good enough………so if anyone is using food a crutch or a comfort for not feeling some emotions, this really is one of the easiest and best tools to use.  Now, sometimes, you will need or benefit from using a therapist or someone who specializes using tools like this to really get down to the core issues and dissolving them faster.

Food is to nourish our bodies, but our minds and spirits too.  Food should be used to feed our bodies and be our medicine as often as possible.  It is more for enjoyment and entertainment these days, but also highly abused.  When we can let go of emotions that aren’t serving us not only can we start having a better relationship with food but ourselves as well.

When I first got into Raw Foods, again I got a little too narrow minded, hell I got a fair bit anal……..I now know and realize that most people won’t or can’t eat this way even 60% of the time, and I didn’t want to eat like this 90 or 100% of the time, even though I know the health benefits, I am not sure if one needs to be 100%, plus I didn’t want the pressure or it.  I like being balanced and having some flexibility, when I was too narrow minded about having to be raw, it took a toll on me and my relationship, and that is not healthy either.  Anyone who swings too far one way, I feel isn’t healthy either.  (so in case you are wondering why I changed the title of my blog, that is a big part of it).

You were born a beautiful spiritual being here to have a human experience, so I believe, and we should make it the best one and why not start today!!!

You can download a FREE copy of my EFT manual to learn how to do it, and the FREE  Tapping Summit starts today as well.

Make it Your BEST DAY EVER!!

JB

Day 3 How to Use EFT During the Holidays

Welcome to Day 3 of The 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!!

Day 2’s winner was Angela Rae……..congratulations and I will be in touch!!

Download the EFT manual here

To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment below on what you could use EFT for or what you have used it for.  Deadline is Monday night 10 pm PST and then we will pick a winner and announce in Day 4.

Healthy Thoughts

As much as I believe in healthy eating and food, I also believe in healthy thoughts or attitudes.  Now, I will admit up front I don’t always have the healthiest of attitudes all of the t ime.  I am learning though, for me, that when I eat really healthy, get exercise, enough sleep and eliminate toxins to my system like caffeine, alcohol and negative thoughts, my attitude is high on life, and when I don’t do those simple little things, it sucks!!

I am also noticing (even though it has taken me awhile!!) that I can be brought down or sucked in to other people’s stuff.  By that I mean victim hood, addictions, negativity and so on.  I am a rather trusting person and like to believe people are good, but I do get sucked into their stories of why their lives suck and how people take advantage of them or how they have all these health problems so that is why they have to eat and drink the way they do, or they keep smoking or whatever else is going on.

I was with some people last night, and we were enjoying a nice evening out in the beautiful weather we are having, but as the night went on, a few people got out of control with things, not major but for my comfort of how I want to be.   What I realized for myself then was I was not surrounding myself with positive, upbeat healthy people.  Now, I don’t mean to place judgement here, I like all people. But when there is whining and complaining about how unfair life is and I need to drink because of it and use the ‘f’ word like it was an adjective, then I start to get bothered by it.  What I have though is a tendency to  get mad at myself and put myself down for trusting or falling for it and allowing myself to get sucked in.

That’s what I did and I woke up mad at myself, frustrated and also feeling down.  I am learning to be nicer to myself, instead of keeping this going, I asked myself how do I want to feel?  Well, a hell of alot better than now, that is for sure!!.  I am also learning that I am sensitive to others or empathetic and I have to  protect myself, which I don’t always do.  EFT – is the next best choice.  I can tap on what I am feeling when it’s in the negative and then like Tony Robbins always says, ‘Change your state’.  In other words, go for a walk or a run, or try something that will change how you are feeling…….like by asking myself ‘How do I want to feel?’……..so then I start by feeling that feeling, which is usually happy, joy and empowered and I breath it in and expand it……..it starts in my stomach and I keep focusing on it for a few minutes till it overrides the other crappy feelings.

It has taken me awhile to do and use this even though I have known all along………the way you feel is everything!!!!

We put words to describe how we are feeling……..love, hate, happy sad, confident, scared etc but really what is happening is a chemical reaction going on inside of the body…….that is why EFT works, it helps release the negative energy and changing your state works, it changes the chemicals inside.

I just wanted to share that with you as much as I fall back sometimes I am jumping back up much faster as I have these tools and the ability to think, create and attract good things.  I think we have these little tests just to help us stay on track!

As the Universe says………’Thoughts become things so choose the good ones!!!’ It is so  much easier when you know you have choice and control over your thoughts!

Love to hear your thoughts………..

JB

Reflecting

I got up this morning in a funk, ever have one of those days??

So I headed down to the beach with my dog Spirit and sat and reflected on some things going on in my life.  Now, I don’t know if any of you believe in the spirit world or what happens after a loved one physically leaves this world, but my mom has a way of letting me know she is there for me.  She passed away a couple of years ago, at a young age to cancer.  She usually leaves good signs that she is there, like this am, when I found a piece of beach in the sun, several minutes later I looked up to a tree that sometimes has an Eagle in it, and this morning it had four.  I have never seen that before.  Maybe it wasn’t her giving me a sign, but then again maybe it was!!

One of the things I was reflecting on was my blog, as you noticed I just changed the title over, as I have this thing with food and eating healthy, always have.  Now, I really try not to be too anal, but my husband might dispute that one!!!

One of the things I have realized is that I have always had a thing with food, even when I was younger.  It wasn’t always good or healthy.  As a teenager, you go through a stage of eating lots of junk food, well, most of us anyways, I did, but then I took it beyond that.  I went through a stage of not eating, anything, otherwise known as starving myself or anorexia.  It was short lived, only about a year or so, I believe that my lowest weight was about 87 lbs, now I’m only 5ft 2, but that was still way too low.  My mom knew the signs as she had struggled with that as well, makes me wonder now if that was subconscious learned behavior??

From there, through the help of some close friends, I learned that I could eat, anything and all that I wanted without getting fat!!  I was in, little did I know at the time what path in would take me down and how it could affect my health, but I didn’t care as long as the weight didn’t come on.  You’re probably wondering the name of this diet aren’t you?? It’s called Bulimia and this is the first time I have gone totally open about it.  People know, I don’t hide it, but I’ve never put it out there and I think I should.

I share that info as I know that food, emotional eating, guilt, diet, advertising and so on are so much a part of this cultural these days.  Women are multi tasking more than ever betweens children, jobs, or being self employed, wanting to feel and look good or healthy, having the time and energy for it all.  Sometimes we meet our feelings of overwhelment, exhaustion, emptiness, feeling unappreciated or over extended or putting our needs last by filling our selves up w ith food.

The food we usually choose in those situations is comfort foods or snack foods that we just keep snacking on.  Now, I share this with no judgement as I went down that path for many, many years.  I struggled with Bulimia throughout my late teens and well into my twenties.  It was not fun alot of the time.  It mostly affected me between January and May, hmmm, do you think I could have had SAD at the same time!!??

I sometimes cycled between starving myself and binging, the mind is a powerful thing.  I share this part of me, as I wanted to be real with any of my readers, letting you know that I wasn’t always a health nut, well I was in between, but I was a fake, insecure, sneaking food junkie I guess you could say.  In between I worked out, taught Aerobics (ok yes I am dating myself there), ate fairly healthy when I was eating but oh sooooo confused and insecure inside.

I was part of several studies on women with eating disorders, so I did try and get outside help a few times as I got older as I recognized the insanity of it all.  What I have learned through it all, the most important thing, that I do matter. I am important and so are my feelings, even if it’s just to me.  That is why I choose to be nice to myself now (that and my friends still telling me I am way too hard on myself, hmmm more sub conscious programming, but I have been working on it!!!)  I am learning to trust my gut feelings on things and not question it, it’s being in the flow and being true to me.  That is what has lead me down the road of eating more raw and healthy, plus I need to make up for lost time of those years of abusing my body.  I feel the difference when I eat raw, or just way healthier and when I don’t, my body tells me that also.  I like to drink a glass or two of wine sometimes, and my body is letting me know that it just doesn’t want it anymore.  Alot of food too, which sometimes can be frustrating as it’s not that unhealthy yet it’s what my body doesn’t want right now, so I am listening.

I share this with you as I want to be honest.  I love food, I get inspired by it, I love making healthy things and when I watch Youtube videos read books of people eating healthy and feeling great, and curing diseases I get excited. As silly as that may sound and I can say I am proud now, that I traded in my Shape magazine and an unhealthy way of viewing my body and eating for one that is way healthier.  Yes, I have finally accepted that I am 5’2″ , small boned, bigger thighs and boobless!!!  I just want to feel good and enjoy the day.

So, to anyone out there that is struggling with having a good relationship with food in general, I just want to say there is hope and it can be accomplished.  EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or Tapping is an amazing tool, easy to use and just love and accept yourself where you are and as you are…….you deserve it!!!

And remember, it’s a journey, today does count!!!

Thanks for stopping by

JB

Tapping World Summit

Here is some exciting news for you…the doors
for the 2010 Tapping World Summit are officially open!

This is a free online event that last year had over 81,000
people in attendance. This is the biggest event in the
EFT / Tapping world.

The event features some of the top EFT / Tapping
practitioners in the world such as Carol Look, Patricia
Carrington, Brad Yates, Bob Doyle, Carol Tuttle…in fact,
there will be over 18 instructors in all with over 20
presentations…

You can listen to all of the presentations or just a
few of them, you get to pick the topics that interest
you.

If you’re looking to create prosperity, clarity,
energy focus, better physical and emotional health
and much, much more than you need to register for
this free online event, how this simple, weird, but
really easy, amazing tool can help, you need to
check it out by some of the best.
And the best part is it’s FREE!!

Take a look at my EFT page to get an idea of EFT or Tapping
and click the link to get registered for the Summit and pick which ones you want to listen into.

The best part is you can do it right from your own computer in your own house…….see you there, well sort of!!

Do You Talk to Yourself??

Why things in our live don’t change??

Really?
It’s ok to admit it to yourself, we all do it!! (not out loud though!!)
We all have at least 60 000 thoughts that go through our head every day, usually the same ones
as yesterday and the day before and well, probably the same as a year ago.

And we wonder why things in our live don’t change!!

Definition of insanity: Keep doing what you’re doing and expect different results.

hmmmm

Hey, if things are going great in your life, then your self talk is probably going well, if not, well…..

Some of those thoughts or self talk could sound like
– I shouldn’t have eaten that.
– I need to lose weight
– I can’t stick to anything (not sticking to NY’s resolutions for instance)
– not enough money
– more not enough money
– how can I pay those bills
– got to pick up the kids
– what about dinner
– oh I’m so tired
– oh I’m feeling stressed, overwhelmed
feel free to add a few of your own in here.

What about trying

– I am healthy and alive.
– I am grateful for all in my life.
– I am open to receive abundance and prosperity in my life.
– I am attracting all the right people in my life (or business)
– I am calm and feel great.
– My body is beautiful.
– I love myself.

Just some examples.

Just think for a minute, do any of those (or similar ones), are the thoughts that go through
your mind every day as self talk??

Just say them and feel the difference.

How you feel is everything, you want to feel good no matter what is going on around you as there
will always be something going on.

Start being aware of what kind of self talk you are saying to yourself, see if you can catch yourself and improve it.
Look into the mirror and really say those things to yourself as you look yourself in the eyes, that can have a big impact. It’s also like going to the gym, you just don’t do it once and that’s all, it’s every day.

If it’s too hard, try doing some EFT or Tapping, that can help start it.

It all really begins with you.

Change a thought – Change a lot.

It’s time to stand in YOUR greatness!!!