Here are the fliers for the journey. I wanted to upload them onto my blog so I didn’t have to worry about papers. Mahalo Daydishka for giving me the lineup.
Link for PADDLE TO LUMMI here.
PADDLE TO LUMMI Facebook page here.
When all else fails CREATE SOMETHING anything, just let it flow. “I’m Back!”
MANA Mindset doesn’t mean you live in an oasis & birds sing as you walk. It’s listening to your soul & taking a break to reconnect to the source of your JOY & HAPPINESS.
We will face stress & distractions. The goal is to identify them & have a system or mantra to get back on track. For me it’s art, mad art. 🤬
I just color like mad & think about what I need. I conjure the feelings that I desire: joy, happiness, success, organization… Meanwhile I don’t stop until the whole page is covered.
Then I write the first word that comes to mind & step back. 😇
This is what happens when my meticulous planning & schedules go BONKERS 👾👻 🥴 I do “Mad Art Therapy” or at least that’s what I call it.
I hope you try it 😁🤙🏽 and use #walkinnbeauty if you do. Speaking of @walk_inn_beauty I will be sharing this technique in a mastermind session if you would like to join our community visit & follow the link & follow. I will post our next session.
Life is a woven web of food, fitness, emotion and so much more. It’s a balance. And when I mention beauty, I’m not talking about what you read in a magazine or see on Instagram. I’m talking about your physical beauty and how it relates to self-care.
These are a few of my fave bulk buy, organic beauty products. Most of my base ingredients come from Mountain Rose Herbs 🌿 locates here in the Pacific Northwest.
I’ve talked about clays before, here, and that’s because of its many benefits. My fave is Rhassoul 💜 luv it!
I recently started to add incense into my routine for the sheer pleasure of the aroma. Shoyeido is my favorite brand because it’s not crazy-smoky like others and I don’t get irritated by the fragrance.
Salts!!! After any grueling workout you’ll want a regenerating salt bath. I like to make my own. But sometimes I get lazy, that’s when I turn to my friend who created these…
Oils!!! After the soak I keep it simple. And yes there is a difference between regular and organic oils.
This is something I just got. Going to do more research on it. It’s a Himalayan salt rock. Have a healthy & fit week!
PEACE BE THE JOURNEY
Oh so random compared to the regular wellness chat but I’m posting about MANA. You know, that Polynesian word for strength & energy. Three things get me in a MANA MOOD: Planners (because I like to schedule), Crafting (gets the happy-vibes flowing) and Intentional Jewelry like my lava stone bracelets.
My daughter slinging out her “shaka.” 🌴🤙🏽
[🌷Special Edition – for busy Women]
I’ll admit that the title might not sound brilliant but I had an “aha” moment. Which started with my morning oatmeal. The truth is that everyday I wake up into a busy schedule & the one thing that suffers are my meal-times. I do take supplements but I know that it’s food, I still need protein.
[Scheduling & planning my meals & workout.]
[ABOVE: Fit-Foodie ideas on Instagram, it looks time consuming but everything I create is under ten minutes, some are five minute meals.]
Parenting & wellness should go hand in hand, but if you’re a certain type of parent, like I am, you put yourself last. Thus the I’m-too-tired-to-do-anything syndrome sets in. Maybe it’s laziness but the truth is that I’m worn out! So if that sounds lazy then so be it.
Here’s my epiphany, I already know my schedule and like clockwork I don’t have time for a healthy breakfast. I wake up at 5:45am to do a 6:00am Burst then do my daily devotions, check my messages & post on social media. By 7:00am my seven children are up, having breakfast, morning chores, school for the older ones & walk the dog. Then 11:45am rolls around and a puzzled look comes over me, “Did I eat breakfast? What’s for lunch?”
As the onset of a afternoon nap closes in on me and I finally stop to eat something. And in my tired state it’s usually a poor choice. Yikes! Time to REWIND!!! This is how I empower my schedule…
After my 6am burst & devotion I grab my prepared oatmeal. Zero work involved except pouring the hot water and letting it sit while I get my tea ready. I chuck back my supplements & eat breakfast. ✅ Done.
Basically every meal is prepped because I know how lazy/tired I’ll be. If you’ve read my previous post, “Sabotage your way to success” you know where I’m coming from.
I find myself preparing all the mundane task and creating time fun things like a nap, art or read. I love my NEW & improved life.
What can you do in advance to free up some time or make your daily flow feel less stressful?
You need to schedule in some laziness, time in the day to do NOTHING but recharge your body. Start this habit while you’re young it will benefits you as the years pass by.
Speaking of recharging, why not rejuvenate, refresh & revive your entire being. Checkout my other blogpost…
Click here to read, “The three R’s of Spring.”
We set aside one Sunday each month, in Spring, to gather and workout. The crowd changes but their energy is always amazing. Some drive 45min just to workout. Next session will be April 15, 2018.
The weight-loss industry and fitness realm have one thing in common. They create for the masses NOT unique individuals.
What if there was something that a local herbalist could create for you?
They’re nothing like a dietitian or nutritionalist but can be super beneficial. Their delivery system come in three forms: Teas, Tablets and Tinctures. (Also, creams and salves but neither of those words started with “T”)
TEAS: herbal mixtures to work within the gut, permeating your digestive system to detox, soothe or energize.
TABLETS/PILLS: Imagine everything you wouldn’t eat, but know it’s good for you, stuffed into a tiny caplet. Fungus like reishi mushroom can be quickly digested for its benefits.
TINCTURE: A liquid extract of an herbal product. A single drop of a specific tincture under your tongue can work wonders in the body.
There are powder blends, salves and so much more.
I personally enjoy the quality of knowledgeable people, and what they have to share with me. Bottom line, I didn’t have to pay for their education but I do benefit from it.
As a bonus, I wrote another article called, “It doesn’t have to be organic.” And if you’ve read this post then the other one will make total sense. I’m trying to shed the light on local business.
Click here to read the blogpost.
We often default into a donut 🍩 after declaring, “I’m going gluten & sugar free!” Why do we give into temptation? Well, it’s because we forgot to sabotage our way into wellness. Why should you do this? Okay the simple version is that food packaging, ingredients and processing has changed so much.
I would default into Cheetos when pressed for time. So I decided to meal prep. My biggest failure comes when I fail to plan, sounds like a success quote.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. ~B.Franklin
I use to think that people who practiced Meal-prep Sunday were extreme but then I realized that they learned a valuable trait. They sabotage their way into wellness.
As a foodie I completely up cycled the meal-prep idea.
Remembering my first experience with meal-prep helped me create a program for my fitness members. Many of them are just like me, food is memories. I try to introduce meal planning with foods that they’re familiar with and then branch out.
All of the pictures link to where I first shared them and the ingredients. Information about my my fitness program click here. PEACE Be the Journey.
Meal prep is when you line up a bunch of containers in a sort of assembly line process. Bento box lunches are the exact opposite, especially in Kawaii style. The idea behind it is taking your time to plate a beautiful and appealing meal. Kawaii uses dainty objects for sauces and special tools to cut designs into veggies. And they’ll often create cute characters. 🍱
What’s the point?
The point is value. How we in America value meals compared to other countries, like Japan, where food is a ritual to lift the Soul by nourishing the body.
So I find a happy balance between the two. I’ll usually prep a base, like cooking a batch of quinoa, and accessorize them in Bento fashion. Each time appealing to my senses & visually showing self-love. Loving myself enough to nourish my body in a holistic way. Below are some of my creations. For Ingredients and closer pics visit Instagram, it has each Bento with fit-foodie details.
It all boils down to perception, how one perceives their body. I teach my fitness ladies to enjoy the food process. Eating is the single thing that we do for ourselves, daily. So why not make it lovely.
On the WholelisticFit blog I wrote and article about choosing a fitness routine/style that will meet the needs of your mind, body and Soul. It’s a private blog for Mermaids so make sure to use your password. Or… become a Mermaid using the link in the sidebar. See you in Instagram.
It’s Valentines Day in New Zealand 🇳🇿 and it will be tomorrow here in the USA. This is a beef inspired dish plated with a lovely organic tomato for all of you fit-foodies. Showing love ❤️ to your body by taking time to eat beautifully. I read a post by Dr. Mark Hyman, “You are what your food ate.”
I’m not a regular beef connoisseur but when I do eat it I prefer locally raised & grass fed. Since my last post I’ve been in training and the extra workout has me eating more protein.
DETAILS: Fit-Foodie Inspiration: Bulgogi beef cuts with shredded ginger, carrots & purple cabbage. On a spinach nest topped with a juicy tomato. Seasoned with crushed pepper & Yakima smoked salt. [My fave sea salt smoked with apple wood.] Beef 🥩 is grass feed organic & my butcher knows how to make bulgogi slices.
More fit-foodie inspiration & smoothies on my Instagram.
WholelisticFit Blog: “The art of self-care.” I started writing more holistic lifestyle post on a Members only blog, but don’t worry it’s easy to join. In fact it’s free. I’ll post the link below.
The goal is to live in BALANCE while getting fit. Paying attention to the mind, body & Soul. If you’re already a Mermaid then use this link to read the post.
To join the Mermaid pod click here, it’s free and you get access to the WholelisticFit blog, monthly newsletter & occasional printable.
Calendula salve I made & wrote about on the holistic blog. What’s your self care routine?
Don’t forget to spoil yourself.
I did a Livestream on the topic & used this is the graphic. I also encouraged parents to let them run & play after the sweets. 🍭 So they can burn off some of that crazy sugar. Here is the Livestream I did on Facebook.
And like I mentioned before, let them play-it-off. Burning the sugar intake will help them release all sugar. Be safe.
Fit-Foodie: I shared a rainbow smoothie challenge I did at the beginning of the year. Thinking about revisiting it. The challenge was…
Read the original blogpost here.
Or create your own smoothie with these basic tips.