The Best You

IMG_7368I wrote this back in the beginning of 2015. It’s just a rough list of what I believe to be the “key” to a healthy, happy and long life. It’s something I aspire to live by and need to remind myself of daily.

Eat

  • Whole foods
  • Avoid excessive dairy
  • Avoid processed food
  • Eat less meat
  • Lots of dark leafy greens
  • Colorful veggies
  • Sugar only from nature

Drink

  • lots of water
  • It is important that the water is clean from pollutants and fluoride
  • Spring water is the best because of the minerals
  • When you don’t have enough water your body will age more rapidly
  • Helps with fatigue and brain function

Breathe

  • Meditate
  • Focus on your breath
  • Oxygen helps your organs function
  • Take deep breaths as often as you can, when the air is fresh

Exercise

  • The body needs movement, it helps your blood to flow
  • Good for circulation

Sleep

  • Our bodies need rest, 8 hours is ideal for a nights sleep
  • Dreaming is a key into the inner workings of our minds

Be Present

  • living in the past and future can create stress or anxiety
  • Once you realize that there is only ever right now, then stressing has very little importance and relevance in your life

Be Grateful

  • The more grateful you are, the more happy you will be.
  • Appreciate the people or beings that bring you joy (let them know)
  • Be happy with what you have

Don’t Stress

  • Stress has been proven to destroy both mind and body
  • Meditation/yoga can help release stress
  • Figure out what helps you when you feel stressed

Love

  • Worship love, it is such a special thing that we are capable of feeling
  • Love all living things as much as you can

Find Balance

  • Too much of anything is bad
  • Find ways to balance every aspect of your life
  • Don’t hyper-extend yourself

Be Yourself

  • Be silly if you want to be silly
  • Express yourself in what you do
  • Don’t work jobs you hate
  • Do what you love
  • Don’t worry about what others might think of you if your expressing your
    true self. Those who matter will love you for it

Learn

  • We will never run out of things to learn
  • Embrace the fact that we know only a speck of what is available to us
  • Be a student of life

Live

  • Follow your passions and excitements
  • Do what makes you happy
  • Spend time with the people who matter

A couple things that I learned in the past 8 months are;

  • Make time for nature
  • Logout of cyberspace and into reality – When your head is down, no matter how many people you are talking to, you’re not existing in the moment. Look up, live life.
  • Build community with friends and family

Why I Love To Travel

When we are first born into existence, EVERYTHING is new. We look at every moment of every day as an opportunity to absorb information and develop ourselves as members of society. As the years pass, we start to cultivate beliefs, and with those beliefs we begin to create boxes and parameters to live by. Once we start living in these boxes, it becomes difficult to believe anything that doesn’t align with our original set of core beliefs. Some of those beliefs are simple, like, “a rock is hard” and some are much more complicated, like, “I am a woman, and women should wear makeup in order to look pretty.” We create these rules, and we chose to live by them. In doing so, we close ourselves off to the endless possibilities that life has to offer. Stepping outside of our routine, comfort zone and state, presents us with an opportunity to see that worlds of people have grown up with different sets of rules, and different understandings of life. When we realize that everything we know, is written in pencil and can be erased and reworked, we start to realize our potential as humans in this amazing World that is our Earth.

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Traveling opens our eyes and builds the resume of our soul. Once, I visited a tarot card reader/psychic medium, and I asked her to tell me about my past lives. She started to tell me story after story of many lives I had once belonged to. They were all just snippets and pieces of a full lifetime. I was so excited, interested and amazed at all the things I had possibly done. Then I looked back on the life I was living now, and started to think about it as if it were one of the stories she had shared. I realized that, my story would have given me a similar excitement. I’m from a wonderful family that has given me an enormous amount of love, encouragement and support. I found a career that allows me to be an artist for a living, and not starve! I’m so very grateful for this life and am eager to keep learning and unlearning and relearning everything, over and over again.

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