Smoothie Bowls!!!! ( Recipe included)

I’m sure you’ve seen them on your timeline along with Hot Yoga. They are everywhere,

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Juice Well smoothie bowl

I automatically reject things that are popular because my sun sign is Gemini.  ( Stay with me) Really, I’m a rebel without a cause. When iPods first came out I swore I would never get one, I eventually changed my mind in 2005 and didn’t get an iPhone until 2017. ( It was a gift )

I’m also obsessive, this is why I watch what I expose myself too, cause just one hit and I’m hooked! That’s totally what happened at my first visit to Juice Well

Alexandria and I met up here for our annual birthday celebration. She wanted an acai bowl and I’m so glad she did!

 

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Smoothie Bowl by me! 

 

 

Ingredients

SMOOTHIE BOWL
  • 2 packages of frozen acai
  • 1 cup of mixed berries
  • 2-3 Tbsp hemp milk  plus more as needed
  • 1 Tbsp chia, hemp or flaxseeds
TOPPINGS
  • 1 Tbsp  shredded unsweetened coconut (desiccated)
  • 1 Tbsp  chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp  hemp seeds
  • 1 Tbsp of granola
  • Fruit
Instructions
  1. Add frozen acai and fruit to a blender and blend on low until small bits remain
  2. Add a bit of coconut or almond milk and choice of seeds and blend on low again, scraping down sides as needed, until the mixture reaches a soft serve consistency
  3. Scoop into 1-2 serving bowls and top with desired toppings (optional). I prefer chia seeds, hemp seeds,  with coconut, strawberries, and granola, a nut or seed butter would be great here, too!
  4. enjoy!
 If you make this be sure to tag me on IG : @jazzziebynature
Peace, Jazzie 

The Glow Up! Workshop & Brunch

 

8-26-178-26-17 (2)I am hosting my very first event as a certified Health & Wellness consultant and you’re invited!

I also have two magnificent women that I am working with.

IMG_4279Moniqua Sexton of The Black Vegan Author.  The author of Simply Vegan: A Guide for Newbies and the Curious and the Creator of The Black Vegan Author, an initiative to help people transition to a healthier lifestyle.

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Thelma Green is a certified community health worker who specializes in meal planning, meal-prep, workout routines and more.

These gorgeous ladies of wellness ( see what I did there?)  will be sharing their stories of how taking charge of their health changed their lives for the best.

The Glow Up! Workshop & Brunch an event that includes necessary conversations in the form of talks, open forums and intensive workshops that will discuss topics to enhance the black and brown female experience. Topics will cover divine femininity, emotional wellness, overall and feminine health, the Kemetic diet, living an organic lifestyle, fitness tips and more! We will take a look at how we view the world around us and how certain conditioning has shaped the way in which we live today. We will begin to unmask some of the lies that have been passed on to us and explore empowering alternatives for a better lifestyle.

There will be:

*Food & Beverages ( && mimosas )

*Interactive Workshops

*Contests

*Group thought conversations

*2 talk segments

*Sisterhood & community building through networking

Early Bird registrants receive first priority on swag bags, gifts and double-entry into our giveaway! Check out our social media pages to find out what this giveaway will consist of!

You can find Jazzie @JazzziebyNature across all social media platforms!

http://www.instagram.com/jazzziebyNature

You can find Moniqua @TheBlackVeganAuthor across all social media platforms!

http://www.instagram.com/theblackveganauthor

PARTNERSHIP AND BRAND OPPORTUNITIES: If you would like to partner with The Glow Up event series by way of sponsorship, please email us directly at jazzziebynature@gmail.com or moniquasexton@me.com. We welcome giveaway and gift bag sponsors as well as product samples and collaborations from brands that are in alignment with our holistic health, wellness, and positive lifestyle mission.

Purchase tickets here

 

Becoming A Digital Nomad – 5 Reasons To Quit Your Job, Sell Everything & Move Abroad

We are selling all our belongings and traveling the world!

Good Vibes Global

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Digital Nomad – The Location Independent Lifestyle

The term “digital nomad”(or the phrase “location independent”) refers to people who have discovered how to make a living online simply with a laptop and internet connection. A digital nomad is someone who isn’t confined by office space, office attire or office politics. Digital Nomads make their money online through blogging, affiliate marketing, social media, ebooks, coaching and a host of other resourceful methods.

More people are working online, either for themselves or as a remote employee. With thousands of blogs, books, and guides out there, more people are realizing how to make this dream a reality.

If the monotonous routine is getting you down, if you look back at your last five years and think ‘what have I actually done in that time’, then it’s time to shake it up. Here are five reasons why you should become a digital nomad:

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 The Power of Forgiveness – My Mother’s Sobriety. 

I learned many life lessons before I was even in Kindergarten.

Witnessing my mother abuse drugs and alcohol as a child prepared me for life’s many battles. I knew early on this road called life would not be a walk in the park. I witnessed and experienced things that no child should have to endure, but it’s made me an amazing person. With compassion but tough skin. Plus I ain’t no fool and can peek game a mile away. (Thanks, Mom)

 

See, there are so many roads I did not go down because I witnessed my mother struggle down that same block. With today’s drug culture so widely accepted, I’m grateful to know first hand where Molly and Percocet can lead you. Even when I struggled with alcohol, there’s was always a realistic image in my head that reminded me of how addiction can, in fact, take over your life. This is the reason I took control over my life in 2013, after struggling with alcohol.

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Reuniting with my Mom after not seeing her for 4 years. 

The Power of Forgiveness 

 

I realized that parents are people. I’m 30 years old and I could not imagine having to care for a  child. Let alone 3 while battling a drug addiction. Once I came to that realization, it was much easier to forgive my mom for her past mistakes. She did her best with the circumstances given.

Forgiveness is freeing!! I know what it’s like to walk around harboring pain, blame, and resentment. But I also know how good it feels to let them go. Forgiveness is not just for the other person, it’s mainly for you. Sometimes we don’t know how heavy that monkey on our back is until we put his ass down. You know the phrase, ” I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. ” It’s really a weight holding us down. Walking around with resentment towards others hurts us way more than it hurts the other person.

It leaves us stuck in the past and it affects every other relationship we have, whether we realize it or not. 

If I continued to be upset with my mother about all the May 30ths (the day I was born)  my mother missed I would miss out on all the future born days we could celebrate. Like this one below.

 

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Mom & I celebrating my 30th

 

Today my mother has 19 years sober! 

 

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13 years sober. 7/11/2012

 

She’s also an advocate of mental health and homelessness in Los Angeles, CA. And recently did a TED Talk.  My – Mom- did-a-TED-Talk! I am so very proud of her.  There were times when I was so ashamed of her that I told my friends Flo Jo’ was my mom. I am grateful for Augusta Hawkins Mental Health Services, I am grateful for my Mikki ( my mom’s sponsor.)

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Mikki, Me & Mom

 

As a little girl, every single day  I would ask God to deliver my mother, and he did. I am sharing this story with the other little girls ( or grown women)  missing their moms.

  1.  Stay strong and remain hopeful.
  2. Realize that your parent’s problems have nothing to do with you.
  3. And if  & when they get their selves together be gentle with them.
  4. Seek therapy ( it works if you work it!!)
  5.  Remember to take care of yourself. Don’t self-medicate ( it doesn’t help but makes matters worst)

I believe in happy endings!