Monthly Archives: February 2014

B-fast of Champions

We’ve heard a million times that breakfast is the most important meal. It kick starts the metabolism and boosts our energy, but let me ask if what you eat first thing in the morning is blowing your mind?  I’m talking true kung fu in a bowl that’s bam-shazam delicious.

Ever since I discovered kale my whole world has turn upside down. For reals. We might munch on kale chips, sauté in our stir fry, but why not start the day with our super-food-friend who never lets us down? When I first devoured this dish I’m gonna share with you my body was tingling with joy, my mind was sharp as a knife and my attitude was ready to take on the world. Hai-ya!

Huge props to well-known nutritionist in town, Cynthia Lair, for this recipe. If you don’t know her start following after this post. Warning: her website is kinda cheesy. Nevertheless, she knows her stuff and loves to play, so let her have some fun. The title of this dish is nerdy, too, but once you taste it you won’t care what it’s called. Be Bop what?

More posts coming on creative breakfast ideas that don’t include sugar. I’ve learned if I don’t start with sugar I tend to crave it less throughout the day. Ta da!

Check it out:  BE Bop Breakfast

Why We Are Here

With a title like this you maybe thinking is Jodi going extreme getting all religious? Not a chance. What I will do is tap into something that belongs to each and every one of us. Something so unique and rare that only one exists in this entire world. Your Soul. Your Being. One and only You.

Our lives are consumed as humans: learning, growing, striving, stressing, comparing, numbing, pushing, pulling and any other -ing you can think of. These stem from what some call the monkey mind. Others refer to it as ego. I simply believe it is being human. As a society, this is what we do. For many this is all we know.

The incredible teachers at Vera Whole Health who certified me in Wellness Coaching taught us an eye-opening concept. Modern human existence has been based on Have/Do/Be. We gotta have the nice car, trendy clothes, bigger home, latest iPhone (Steve Jobs genius!), vacations, etc. To have all these things we need to do whatever it is to pay for them. Then we can be the person we strive to be. Alas, we believe we have made it, but at what cost? The “Golden Handcuffs”. Need I say more?

Our rat race culture needs to change course. Time to throw it in reverse. Let’s approach life as Be/Do/Have. Be who you are meant to be. Your authentic self. Your most powerful self. Swirl around in your glory. Then do whatever is calling you. Share your gifts and purpose. Then have everything you need, want, desire and more. Your world is richer, more exciting and all yours.

We Are Here to live and learn. We Are Here to evolve and grow. We Are Here to find greater meaning in life. You spend more time Being you and I promise you the meaning of life will become crystal clear with consciousness like you’ve never seen before.

Ultimately, We Are Here to love. We Are Here to love the people in our life. We Are Here to self-love. Today I want to shout out my love! Thank you for showing up to read my blog and feel inspired. Stand here with me as we go on this journey to live, learn, laugh and love.

Life is beautiful.

Why Not You?

Superbowl Sunday XLVIII! Never have I been a part of something so exciting with my family on behalf of our beloved Emerald City. We hosted a party here with dear friends that included 12th Man cookies, horns, balloons, bubbly and disco ball, too. We were ready!

What makes this team so special? The Seattle Seahawks are the first NFL team to adopt a holistic, mindful approach to achieving success. Wellness and football unite! Last year, yoga was an optional activity. This year, due to its raging success, they decided it was a mandated workout for each and every player. Yoga! Additional wellness services for these athletes: sleep and nutrition experts, meditation room, organic meals, group visualizations and mantras, too. “Why Not Us?” got me thinking….

What would happen if you embraced the Seahawks approach in all facets of your life? Eat well. Move well. Then there is the biggest one of all Think Well. “Everyone in the facility, from coaches and players to personal assistants and valets, is expected to follow Carroll’s mantras regarding positivity of thought, words and actions.” Our pro players thoughtful approach in all they do clearly demonstrates well-being and success at its finest. World champs!

Why not be the best you can be? What is calling you right now to evolve and elevate? Ask yourself this million dollar question. Pause. Listen. What comes up? What do you notice? This is your mantra. Seek, embrace, repeat, believe. Something will shift. I promise.

Why Not You?

Read more: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9581925/seattle-seahawks-use-unusual-techniques-practice-espn-magazine