The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Creating A Sanctuary

Since we have been cleaning and cleaning our home, for what seems like an endless amount of time, product, and muscle, it is now time to focus on creating a sanctuary.  Change it up a bit!  Move some furniture around!  Create a different look!

When the virus broke out, we packed up all our dust collectors, our pictures, items we were not using, and left a blank canvas for a home.  We cleaned and cleaned some more, to make sure we were following the proper steps for fighting the virus.  I know it seems a little obsessive, but when dealing with something we have never dealt with before, we didn’t want to risk anything.  Proactive at its finest!

The benefit of this project of packing and cleaning, made us see just what we could live without and what we actually needed.  It was a gift to look at our home empty, except for the necessities.  We created an environment that could breathe better!  The energy flow in our home was calmer and flowed more freely.

As time has gone by, and we are getting accustomed to how we are now living in the New World and living in a new realization, it is now time to start to create our sanctuary.

We needed to take this time in our lives, to not put pressure on ourselves in trying to understand our New World.  We needed to take this time to not panic, but instead to learn how to accept.  We needed to take this time to look at our lives and see where our creativity could take us and how we could make a life where we were more self sustaining, more resourceful, and more reliant on our abilities that we had at one time taken for granted.

It is funny what you learn about yourself, when you just take that moment to sit back, breathe, and tap into “you”.  My abilities of writing, cooking, growing vegetables, making homemade products, for example, have now become my full-time career.  I found a way to turn what I do on a daily basis, into a career.  A career in sharing!  Sharing what I have learned on this new journey!  The Good Vibes Only Roadshow has now become something larger, but yet something more valuable – it has become life changing.

Our sanctuary is going to reflect all what we have learned in the past couple of months, it is going to reflect our connection with each other and our goals for the future.  Our sanctuary is not about material items, it will be more about peace, calm, and reflection.

I hope you take this time to reflect, change or rearrange, and create a space that is all about who you are now; who you have become.  Embrace this change; life has handed us out an experience to learn by, in more ways than one.  Make the best of your environment you are living in; let some light in, let the air flow, and feel the balance.  Calm your mind; calm your space!

With Good Vibes Only – Creating a Sanctuary!

 

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Living in Harmony

I took a couple of days, with my family, to dive into organizing our new way of life; living in harmony!  I know when you think of living in harmony, the first thing a person thinks of is getting along with the other people you are living with!  Don’t get me wrong, we all get along quite well; what I’m referring to is what we all do in our lives, contributes to living in harmony.  The things that bring us more peace in our lives, brings more harmony!

With the World changing, we decided we needed to change along with it.  We are planning to change our entire lifestyle.  Some changes are going to be a bit on the drastic side, while others not so much.  The main thing, is we are making positive changes.

It would be easy to allow a negative cloud to continue to hang over us, during this time in our World, so we decided when given lemons, we are going to do our best to make the best pitcher of lemonade you could possibly taste!  Tasting Harmony!

When in Harmony, it tends to affect all the senses!  You see, taste, touch, hear, and smell so much better when you live your life in harmony.  When living in harmony, you are living a more balanced life.  When I think of harmony, I also think of rhythm!  So when you sway to music, you are balancing back and forth.

It doesn’t take much to create more harmony in your lives; it just takes a dedication to “not let the negative win”.  We are living in a period of, what I call, “the meantime”, and it is what you do with your time, is what matters.  The more positive the better!  The more creative the better!  The more loving the better!  The more kind the better!  The more happy the better!  The more smiles the better!

In planning our future, we set a goal to change our environment to one of complete calm.  Calm in our indoor and outdoor space, calm by becoming more self sustaining, calm in how we recycle more, calm by building or creating everything we need in our homes by using recycled products, calm in growing everything we need for food, calm by knowing we will have an environment to adopt and bring some loving fur babies into our lives again, and a calm in knowing we are doing all of this to help our World.

Living in Harmony became a very large picture for us, it wasn’t about just getting along with others, it was getting along more with our World, our Earth, and our Nature.  We saw how everything in our World “cleared up” since we have all been kept inside.  The pollution left the sky’s, the waters became clearer, the animals were able to roam freely, and the holes in the ozone were repairing itself.  Quite the concept!

What we are doing now, and what we plan to do in the future, will decide what type of World we will continue to live in.  I pick the continued healing of our World, our Earth and our Nature!  I pick the healing of everyone and everything whom call Earth their home!  I pick the healing of our minds, let us all look at our lives as precious; let us look at our lives as Harmony!

I’d like to continue Living in Harmony this way!  Let the Healing continue in our World!

With Good Vibes Only – Living In Harmony!

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – We Are Learning!

During this time in our lives, we as a family, are learning!  We are going through, what I like to refer to it as,  a reality check!

How quickly life can change, out of our control.  How quickly you can be working your dream job and then poof, your not!  How quickly you can own a thriving business, the surprise it’s gone!  What we think of as normal, is now so far out of reach (for now!)

However, there is a better way of looking at it!

I want to make sure you understand, we are all doing this together!  This is why I am sharing with you, what I’ve learned and how it has comforted me.  There will be options for you to consider if you are needing them.

Yes, there is no hiding it, there is loss all over the World; that is our new reality.  Loss does not have to remain loss!  Loss is a time to get creative, not just in work, but in your lifestyle.

Start planning for a simple future!  Do we need all those bills?  Do we need a high mortgage?  Do we need to pay an even higher rent to cover someone else’s mortgage and expenses?  Do you feel trapped knowing you will still need to pay these things?  I haven’t even spoke about Gas and Power bills yet…guess what I don’t feel I need too…they are still there!

However, the answer to all of that is NO!

You have options!  The question is, are you willing to live a more simple life in order to not have the pressure of a huge financial load?

My family and I, have taken the past month, to look at our lives, and to find ways of cutting costs.  Minimize life!

We have been researching different “home” options out there and to be honest, they give me more excitement to look forward too one day.  Everything from full-time RV living (mind you, there are currently very minimal choices in that department for people to stay at), shipping container homes (supplies can be recycled to finish the inside of the container), renting land to place trailers or shipping containers on, Yurt’s, tiny homes, and commune living (not religious commune’s but that is your choice) where you rent land or buy farm land “together” with friends or family and place numerous trailers, containers, etc. on the land and have a community garden, laundry, etc.

The lives we live now, have taught us that being humble in our approach is a gift!  We are going to go back to living a simple life.  We have no detailed answers as to all the questions in how we are going to do this, or which option we are going to take, but at least we have decided to live a life where we are at Peace.

This lifestyle is not for everyone, but we have learned, the last thing we want to worry about is astronomical loss.  We are all going through that now, we don’t want to go through it again.  Living having learned valuable lessons is a Gift!  We are going to make sure we share that gift with our experiences to as many people as possible.

Keep Sharing The Love!

With Good Vibes Only – We Are Learning!

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Eating Healthy

There is so much truth to the fact that we are what we eat; eating healthy is so very important in our lives.

I learned several years ago (16 years to be exact), when I was caring for my Mom who had Cancer, the importance of antioxidants.  At the time, I didn’t know much about the benefits of antioxidants, until I met with my Mom’s Oncologist.  To be honest, when he opened up and shared his knowledge of “you are what you eat”, I found myself in shock, as I was so used to hearing more about the drugs they were trying to feed into my Mom.  For an Oncologist to look outside of the box and share with me something so very important was a true Gift.

He took me aside and told me, “you need to increase your Mom’s antioxidant intake; this will help her immune system.”  We all know, that when going through chemotherapy, not only is it trying to kill the Cancer, but it tends to damage our other healthy cells.  It is up to us, to do what we can from a nutrient perspective to help our bodies heal as well.

He shed so much light on the topic for me; it wasn’t about changing tradition, or disgracing the fact that my parents both ate meat, it was simply trying to give me options to HELP my Mom live longer.

I forgot to mention, during this conversation, my Mom was considered, “terminally” ill and was not given much time to live.  Now I’m not going to say, “why didn’t someone teach me this sooner”, as that is not what this post is about.  This is about sharing how food, can actually help the process of living a better quality of life.

Once I quickly found more information, quickly put together an intense antioxidant diet for her, I brought her home from the hospital knowing the Doctors had only given her 48 hours to live.

To bring some positive into this story, my Mom actually lived an entire month after I started feeding her a high antioxidant diet.  I was able to have more time with her.

After learning more and more over the years, I have found so many different types of food and supplements that help.  We need this more than ever today!

Here is a little list that may help you build your immune system, which we all should be focusing on during these times.

Here is my helpful list:

Blueberries

Acai Berries

Pomegranate

Green Tea

Ginger

Garlic

Turmeric

Spinach

Broccoli

Echinacea

Vitamin D3

Elderberry

Probiotics

Ginseng

Vitamin B6 and B12

Oregano

Building our immune systems, does help.  It may not be a cure, but it does help in one way or another.

Jacqueline Burke, Author – Eating Healthy

 

The Good Vibes Only Roadshow – Ayurveda

Last week, one of our tenants, who is originally from India, came to me to say our daily, “good mornings”, at which time we started chatting.

I have always had a passion for India and their beliefs in Ayurveda.  Our tenant, was surprised when I brought up the topic.  In this brief moment, we connected!

We communicated “with each other” the topic of Dosha’s, Ayurvedic Diet, Yoga, Meditation, Ayurvedic Massage, and where we found the best shopping for our groceries.  Living in Northern Ontario, unfortunately, we do not have a large variety to choose from for International grocery shopping, but by opening up with each other, we were able to share.

We found a common ground!

We discussed the importance of balancing Chakra’s; she was shocked to find out I am also a Reiki Master and how I was able to understand Chakra’s.

We both connected in a very important way – Life!

I have always shown appreciation for different cultures; my life has benefited from the knowledge I have gained by taking the time to learn more about different beliefs and different lifestyles.  I live a more calming life because of this 💖

There is so much to gain from Ayurveda; living a balanced life will pave the way to Peace.  I have a very peaceful friendship with our tenant because of this; in fact she is not only a tenant in our building, but she has become a great friend.

There is no room for negativity in life, although it seems to be a constant occurrence.  By finding your own Peace in something special, can only enhance your own life.  This will encourage others to do the same.  We need this in our World!  The more we share, the more it will help.

For me, I’m grateful I found and learned from Ayurveda; it has brought me to a place of Peace in my life.

With Good Vibes Only – Ayurveda 💖