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UpEnd your whole living experience

Posted by Monika Meulman on

UpEnd your whole living experience
Kudos to the teachers, wisdom keepers, and our support networks that help us on this human journey we call life!

How do you begin your own wellness journey then?

Where do you begin? With whom?

I say keep it simple to succeed. How???
Focus on nature.
Focus on one or two skills, at maximum, when learning.
'I don't even know where to begin Monika' - may be your very real, honest, exasperated answer. I get it. I have been there. 'Overwhelm' is real.
To help you, I have taken the time to explore a new online social enterprise called UpEnd! It offers: 

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Do you love food more than me? Show me contest!

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Do you love food more than me? Show me contest!

Let us thrive together. 

To celebrate my love of food and fall harvest, in the month of September, I invite you to have a chance to eat optimally healthy. All you have to do is show me how much you love food. 

Win our Energy of Food Challenge! 

How to Enter

Show us your love of food by:
Creating a story or a reel on your Instagram and
Follow @lealoucooks & @healingmuse
tag us @lealoucooks & @healingmuse
for an entry into our contest.
Comment to Tag a friend & share this contest.

Hurry up the draw closes on Monday September 12th.
Bonus entries for also having:

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Abundance of the Everyday Life - A Burdocks Diary

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Abundance of the Everyday Life - A Burdocks Diary

Are they weeds or are they unsung heroes?


Gardeners dislike weeds because they spoil grass lawns, suck away nutrients from planted harvest gardens and take over fragrant and annual flower gardens.
Weeds excel in the environment we have offered them in abundance!
(see the point here: we create this opportunistic landscape for them!!!)
We give them space: they come in and take it. Complaining about weeds growing where we have created cracks in the sidewalk and empty open soil beds between our flowers is like tsk tsking when people pile on into an empty subway car during rush hour. It is the natural flow of resources. Have you heard the saying 'the universe abhors a vacuum'? We fail to recognize abundance when we see it.

Your challenge for the season follows below - read on!

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Do you see your truth? Do you see your true nature?

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Do you see your truth? Do you see your true nature?

I teach you that your body is talking and then

I ask you if you’re even listening? Now we are learning to listen.

this is the fun part: We are often way too linear in the way we think about life and ourselves in our bodies. But in reality, nothing is actually linear. For this step, ask that body part where it would be if it was a song....

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M in March is for Action - Third Chakra opened allows us to Act

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M in March is for Action - Third Chakra opened allows us to Act

M is for Action. (Monthly article written for the South Etobicoke News) Yes, you read that right. (Ok, March is for Action!)This March, let M stand for 'make things happen'. As the weather warms up and the days get longer, you’ll notice that the birds and the bees AND the squirrel activities are well underway. They are making things happen. It’s time for you to do the same. Let's make things happen! Too often we wait for approval or an invite or a date on the calendar to tell us what to do. 'Oh, it's spring, March 20th, time to...

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