Living in the Infinite

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Good Morning Everyone!

This is an important post to me because I would like to share two things…

First, an interview done by one of my favorite authors Simon Sinek… His discussion about the Infinite Possibilities and shifting our way of thinking in business and in leading teams… I will let him explain more, and you will see the great examples he makes for his arguments..

“People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” 
― Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Secondly, I want you to know how Powerful you Truly are. Read the whole post. Focus, and find a quiet place to think.

What I have to say is Valuable information for You.

In moments of transformation, we can inspire others.

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." - William Morris

What if I told you

Written by: Isabella Uribe

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All you have is this moment.

 




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What if I told you,

You only have right now

  • Would you spend your time right now differently?

  • Would you look at people in a different way? 

  • Would you think about yourself in a different way?

  • Would you even think of your self image?

Would you focus on what really matters to you? 

  • Maybe you would make that phone call or visit someone you’ve been avoiding…

  • Maybe you would go to that country you have been DYING to visit…

  • Maybe you would spend that extra hour sitting at the table with your loved one…

  • Would you spend an extra hour with your team?

  • Maybe you would go to the dog shelter and hug a few dogs

  • Maybe make a call to your grandparents just to say Thank you

What would You Do?

This isn’t a negative question, on the contrary! This is a question of Opportunity. A question of Urgency.

You get to live the life You envision.

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“What if?”, and “What would you do?” are huge questions that I always ask myself as a point of reflection.

There was a quote I was told as I was growing up.. If this situation isn’t going to matter in 5 years, why spend 5 minutes of your life on it? Reflection is a great tool and becoming aware of our patterns, and can support our journey to becoming better beings.

How can you become a better?

Get feedback. What are the limits you are setting for yourself? What is the image you are creating of your self? Are you being pictured as the perfectionist? The procrastinator? The micro manager?

This is my drive.

To inspire having an awareness Of this precise moment.

If You are spending your precious time to read this…

I hope for one second

You can see how valuable

Every second you have is.

We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it.
— Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
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Ritually provides insights on what you can try,

RIGHT NOW,

in your daily life.

Whether it is a traditional Japanese tea ritual, to a simple mindful walk in your closest park. 

I am here support you on your journey, towards a Daily Practice, and to inspire Self Love, and Mind Expansion.

There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.

Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or belief

  • WHY does your company exist?

  • WHY do you get out of bed every morning?

  • WHY should anyone care?

People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it.

”We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the ability to inspire us. For values or guiding principles to be truly effective they have to be verbs. It’s not “integrity,” it’s “always do the right thing.” It’s not “innovation,” it’s “look at the problem from a different angle.” Articulating our values as verbs gives us a clear idea - we have a clear idea of how to act in any situation. Happy employees ensure happy customers. And happy customers ensure happy shareholders—in that order. Leading is not the same as being the leader. Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.” - Simon Sinek

You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.

Reading through his book, I realize that over all the skills that I will learn, there must first be a vision and goal that I work towards.. I can lean more about sound healing, I can go to a yoga training, become a Reiki master… you know what I mean….

Before all else… with Ritually… My promise to you… Yes, you,

I am committed to Always share with you the open and infinite view on loving and taking care of the first person you need to look for, Yourself.

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This is not a selfish act,

this is reality.

If you are balanced in your being,

then you can support and grow,

your dreamS,

your passions,

and your community.

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Have a great week, sending positive energy to you this week, and hope this created reflection in your life today!

Heidelberg Weekend Trip Breakdown

Hallo, Hola, Hey, Hallå, مهلا ,ちょっと, 헤이 ,

Hope you are all having a great week. Hope you are feeling powerful and confident in this moment. If not, then take a second right now before you continue reading to breathe and realize how lucky you are in this moment.

I was inspired to write about my trip this weekend, and maybe you guys are interested.

  • Let me know in the comments below or contact me if you want more!

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Sooo!

Heidelberg. Prior to this trip.. what I knew before was that it was: Historic, “Ivy League” like University town, Extreme Environmentalism (Love it), Biking culture, Loads of libraries, somewhat like Tübingen, and incredible Castle ruin that I needed to see (I’m literally obsessed with castles and their history).

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Before

We reserved our Airbnb for the weekend, total of 112.90€ (56.45€ split in two).

Friday

15:30 Y and I meet after work and get in the car for our weekend adventure in Heidelberg. (Super convenient since the trains here can be extremely expensive... Not cool from a sustainability perspective). We have to be at our Airbnb before 8pm, so we decide with the 2.5 hour drive this is the best time, and also hope to miss the Friday afterwork traffic. 

We have packed some fruits, eggs, nuts, and vegetables for the trip to make sure we have our basic breakfast needs. (Approximately 18.73€, German groceries are super inexpensive). We won’t count this since it’s part of our food that we already had in the fridge.  

17:30 - We meet our Airbnb hosts, and they are super kind, show us where to walk, the events happening in town, and the landmarks we need to see. They recommend a vegan restaurant, Red, which we then make dinner reservations at 20:00. 

19:00pm - Nice long walk, 45min., and we finally arrive at the restaurant... not necessarily the prettiest environment, but once we get inside we understand the hype. Big organic vegan buffet... our mouths were watering immediately. We fill up our plates and weigh our bowls... 13.90 each... not too cheap, but we understand the concept, and everything is Bio (Organic). Add the expensive water 5.00..Still don’t understand why Germans don’t have tap water as an option.. Total for dinner is 32.80€. 

We then continue our walk into the Old Town... what a shift.. It is beautiful. Cobble stones, boutique hotels, shabby bars, I’m liking this energy now. 

21:30 - Y is still starving, I mean he is 2 meters tall.. hello 👋 plus all of our walking (over 10kms at this point). So we visit an ramen restaurant off of the Hauptstraße, MoschMosch , Delicious. He gets a Sommersonne (Summer Sun) Bowl 🍲And we get more water. We then walk through the beautiful town and see the beautiful illuminated castle. Wow. (11.00€)

23:00 - It’s getting really cold at this point so we decide to walk back towards the house and see the bars and Cafes (they all serve alcohol), but it’s really quiet and not really vibing.. so we continue walking and cross the Alte Brücke ( ‘Old Bridge’, even though it’s only 70 years old because it was destroyed after the war). Super beautiful to see the castle and the city from here 🥰 We then continue walking beside the Neckar and see the beautiful old mansions built beside the river.. Impressive.. We get back to the Airbnb and enjoy our cozy evening. 

Total for the day: 43.80€

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Saturday

9:30 we wake up, and begin our day planning and making breakfast in our cute and fully functional kitchen. Fresh fruit, eggs with veggies.. all while planning our day. We decide to go visit the AERA gym and get a Free trial entrance (amazing location... sauna, and pretty much everything we needed). We got in the car since it was a little far away in distance, and definitely not an easy walk. 

11:00 - We are welcomed and shown all the facilities.. Great machines and full wellness area.. This was great, especially with this rainy and Cold day. We did a full body workout and midway started to realize how hungry we were. (Highly recommend this place to try out if you’re in Heidelberg). 

13:30 - We then drove back towards the Airbnb and stopped by the ALDI to get some simple essentials, thinking of cooking either for dinner or breakfast Sunday. Saw this really cool recipe on Pinterest, want to create something for the two of us.. Sweet potatoes, onions, zucchini, scallions, peppers, mushrooms..Y can add in some eggs... and Voila! Master piece of a meal. (13.83€, I paid) 

14:30 - We get to the apartment, relax a bit and get a quick snack before our walk to the old town. We take our laptops because we both have work to do... Life. 😂 And then off we go!

Cold but great walk, getting out the lactic acidosis built up from the squats and lead lifts, and immediately we look for a restaurant.. There is a Street Food Festival going on today... (we will go back to that later today 😉 ) But we end up looking for healthy options nearby, and I am really craving the bowl that we saw at MoschMosch the night before. So we head over there and have a great lunch (30.00€, Y paid)

16:00 - Weather is not super great but we keep walking through the town and start looking for cafes, they are super super busy. We walk past a chocolate shop, both of us begin thinking of having something sweet... and decide... Why not a quick Gelato? 🍨 #treatyoself . We visit the bio gelato place, and get a dairy free dark chocolate, and strawberry ice cream 🍦 (2.60€). Continue walking and looking for a local cafe, but they are all Packed!! We end up going to the Starbucks which surprisingly is super cool inside, photo below. I get a Matcha Latte with soy and Y gets a green tea, nothing crazy.. we just want to be productive and get our work done. (3.46€ + 7.99€ (maybe I got a second, 😆🙈) =11.98€, we paid for our own drinks)

22:00 - So we may have spent a long time figuring out what we wanted to eat, and also may have focused a lot in the cafe… But after our long walk in the COLD, we ended up going to a fresh and lively Lebanese restaurant. Both of us got salads filled with veggies, Y’s with meat and mine with Falafel (had too, and surprisingly they were super fresh and not the typical fried version), and a Baba-ghanoush side. We liked the Falafel a lot and so got an extra side of them. Seriously, and water 5.00€ … No comment. In Total dinner was (33.60€, split the bill)

Today’s spending overall for both of us: 89.41€

*Forgot to add, 5.20€ for the Train back, we walked a great amount but it got tooooo cold for both of us… So we decided it’s worth the 5€ .

Sunday

Stay Tuned!

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Preview of our breakfast tomorrow, thank you for the inspiration @wholefully

Curious about Myself

Paleo, Vegan, Pegan, Keto, Atkins, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Alkaline, Kosher, Low Sodium… so many terms!

What are we supposed to eat now-a days?

Should I just eat vegetables and fruit?

How much is too much fruit?

Kale causes issues with female hormones if consumed too often.

Carrots cause carrageenan poisoning? Am I a Flamingo?

Raw or Cooked? Blackened or grilled may cause cancer? Aluminum foil may cause Alzheimer’s?

Dairy should we have it? Maybe Ghee is better? Isn’t it dairy at the end of the day?

For over 4 years I have tried and explored all different types of diets and eating habits… Figuring out what works for me! Eliminating, trying new recipes, following different doctors, learning about Ayurveda, and saving MANY Pinterest recipes…

I was recommended to try an immunology test recently, which tests my blood with over 54 different chemicals and food ingredients. They then analyze the reactions and conclude what you may or may not be “allergic” too. I was pretty aware of a few of them, but was definitely surprised by a lot of them! Every since moving to a more vegan plant based diet, and replacing my meals with plant based protein, I could tell something was off. It has been a month of me being vegan, and as much I enjoyed it, it’s clearly not working with my body. I am beginning to be more creative with the meals I can eat.

The results show that I am reactive to: Almonds, Barley, Lima Beans, Cashew Nuts, Catfish, Coconut, Eggs (!!!), Flounder, Garlic, Ginger, Lobster, Cow’s Milk, Filbert Nuts, Peas, Peanuts, Perch, Pork, Rice (my life), Rye, Sesame, Soybean, Tuna, Walnuts, and Wheat.

I am going to eat consciously around this for 6 months, and see the impacts on my body. Let’s see! If you’re curious to know more about this, leave a comment below!

and now with my focus in sustainability, I have become an advocate for choosing responsibly what you are putting in your mouth, and buying from suppliers.

Do you know where your avocados are coming from? Do you know what the chickens are fed to create the perfect egg? Do we even know what is being sprayed on our Spinach and Apples that we love so dearly?

It’s shocking…

What can You, and We do right now?

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