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The scripture says that Eve was the one who ate the apple, but who tricked her into it? The snake, aka Adam, the man, who couldn’t resist the beauty of Eve. With a grace like her, Adam was too afraid to pursue, so he had to trick Eve into eating the apple, making her give up the juice. Which, she by the way was very much aware of. She just really enjoyed seeing poor, thirsty Adam work for it, and she also really craved that apple.

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Artist: Sandra Chang-Adair

They say size doesn’t matter, and when it comes to women, that for sure is a fact. When we look at men and woman, everything always have to be so black and white. Strong – weak, big – small, right – wrong. For some reason the woman tends to get categorized into all the “smaller” words, which translates into not being viewed as equal, or as worthy. When did this shit happen!? Just because we’re cute and tiny, doesn’t make us less bad ass.

When we look back on evolution, we have always talked about how men were the providers and hunters, while the women gathered plants and took care of the kids. This is not quite accurate. Women were hustling out there on the battle ground, just as hard as men, while being pregnant!! Like hello?! If that ain’t a bad ass move, I don’t know what is. To just have men being the hunters didn’t cut it. Everyone in the community were equal, and everyone had to help out with all the tasks. All or nothing. Literally. They wouldn’t survive otherwise.

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Whatever happened in between these times and now, is uncertain. But one thing is for sure, women are powerful as fuck, and men are terrified of us. What we hold is the power of life. We grow life inside us, we are able to multitask and think in ways men aren’t. Mentally and physically strong, we are packed into these beautiful power packages. We are the human shaped super foods. Ancient Egypt had the right idea about women. The Amazon warriors had the right idea about women. Every woman out there has an Amazon warrior, and a Cleopatra within them.

Society is slowly (frickin finally!!!) starting to make changes for women’s equality, and it’s a lucky time for us to be alive right now. The fight is still long, but we are half way there, and we have realized that our voices are not supposed to get shut up or ignored. In the honor of International Women’s Day we salute and celebrate every damn woman out there! Honor how frickin gorgeous you are, how smart, funny, powerful, strong, magnificent, beautiful, unique, the list can go on forever…. Never forget that just because someone might be bigger than you, doesn’t give them the power over you. They might have muscles, but we do have our brains, our beauty, and our innate survival instinct.

Wow-men. That’s what women are. We are the wow to the ordinary men. No hard feelings, we still love you men out there, but without us there wouldn’t be that much wow going on.

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March 8 might be the calendars day to acknowledge woman, but every day is our day. We are a crucial part of making the world go around. Never forget, or let anyone diminish the beauty and power you hold.

Toxic Cleanse

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Why does it come a time when everything is going so great and then all of a sudden it’s like we are falling into a deep hole of darkness and negativity and we feel drained and weighed down. What happened? You weren’t doing anything different?

I’ve experienced this multiple times in my life, and it’s now recently that I’ve understood why, or at least what I think is the cause of the problem. Energies. They are everywhere. I’m a sponge when it comes to energies. I feed of of peoples energies even when they try to hide them. You can act like you’re happy but if you’re actually sad or anxious I will feed of that energy and start to feel the same way even after I leave you.

There’s a lot of toxins everywhere around us, from the food we eat, to the people we surround ourselves with. Cleaning out toxic foods are easy. With a little bit of discipline and will power you can cleanse your body through your food, but people can be a little bit trickier. First of all because we rarely think about the people around us being the cause of our down word spiral, so we don’t acknowledge it. If we do realize that certain people causes us to feel down what do we even do? Just shoot them a text and be like “yo buddy, your vibe is kinda off, and it makes me feel pretty shitty. I don’t want to hang around you anymore.” – Yes, this is exactly what you do. Okay, not really exactly like this, but a people cleanse is as important as a food and body cleanse. Understand that I’m not saying that just because your best friend who is a great and fantastic human being has a bad day does it mean that you’re going to dump them. What I’m talking about is the people who constantly make you feel down after you are around them. You have to recognize a pattern. The same pattern as you might feel when you’ve been eating a lot of junk food, or you’ve been drinking to much or not been able to see the people you love in a while. Recognize who and what makes you feel a certain way and remove yourself from that situation. UPKN3871

I’ve found myself with people who are great and nice, but somehow I wake up the next day and I feel drained, and I keep feeling this way for days. I hang out with them again, and the pattern repeats itself. Intuition people. Intuition tells you that things might not be as great as it looks at the surface.

Something that is also important to realize is that YOU can be this negative energy spreading around towards others. Don’t think that you’re a saint, I’m not even saying that I am, even though I am, but whatever (I’m just kidding, relax). Your negative spiral causes you to give off negative energies which can put someone else down. So what to do? Clean yourself! I’m not talking about a hard core scrub until your skin peels off, even though a shower is not a bad idea.

Take a a shower – imagine that with the water you’re washing away all your negative energies.
Journal – write down your feelings. Set them free. Don’t hold them inside you to build up sadness and anxiety.
Meditate – Let your thoughts go, and breath them out.
Eat clean – Eat fruit, veggies, whole grains, legumes. Eat food from the earth, not dead things. To not be eating something dead that has lived life in fear and anxiety sounds like common sense to me but, you know, some people still thinks that eating dead animals is great for health…

When you are clean from you bad energies it’s time to recognize what you have to remove to not get involved with these energies again. To be honest it will become clear to you after taking the time to clean yourself. Is it food related, work related, people related? Whatever it might be, get rid of the toxins!! You’re to good to be living a life with bad vibes when you can be this flourishing viby ass bundle of joy!

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Good vibes only!

Swallow the Pill

Have you ever caught yourself thinking about a moment in time when you were a little kid doing something that was so hard and awful to you, and thinking about that same thing now makes you let out a mild chuckle because you were overreacting? How certain things felt like giant obstacles or the end of the world? When you started to cry if your mom got worried over a weird bump on your arm and you thought that meant that you were going to die?

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A day ago I caught myself thinking of the moments when I had to take medicine as a kid. It was a shit show, to put it nicely. I would cry, yell, hide, basically do ANYTHING to get out of taking my medicine. My parents always had to bribe me with chocolate or other things just to make me take the medicine. Taking medicine in a pill form was even worse than the liquid form, or actually, I don’t know… If you think throwing up over the dinner table after a shot of medicine is a good way to go, then maybe you could say that swallowing pills was worse… I hated them equally and when it came to the pills I used to hide them and flush them down the toilet when I was alone. So I actually never took my pills… I’m totally fine though, which makes me believe that most medicines are bullshit anyways. I believe in the power of a healthy diet and lifestyle! *cough* go vegan *cough* exercise (extremely necessary side note). 

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What I’m trying to say is that today I can pop pills on the regular (vitamins, okay, just vitamins, not talking about other things!!) and a shot of tequila is probably worse than the medicine I used to take but now it’s a routine for the weekend turn up. We grow up and we overcome obstacles in our life without really noticing how it happens. Yes, being able to take your medicine is not the biggest deal in the world but whatever obstacles you’re facing right now you will overcome. You just will, life is pretty cool like that. You’re in it, you don’t know what to do, and then all of a sudden you’re sitting at your kitchen table sipping on a cup of tea and you remember the bullshit you were going through and you think “Damn, look at me now, I’m getting paper” (as our friend Chris Brown would say), and then you go back to sipping on your tea with a great sense of comfort and establishment. Maybe you’re even snacking on a cookie, who knows. I hope you are because cookies are awesome and delicious.

Life will always have obstacles, life is a god damn obstacle itself! The beauty of it is that we grow and we learn. Whatever bumps and cracks he have to fall into are meant to be there, to build us and mold us into the people we are supposed to be. So whatever you’re going through, one day you’ll be able to look back and swallow the damn pill.

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