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Getting Results

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At the start of the New Year there is renewed Motivation with the hopes that THIS will be “YOUR Year”! The year you finally get back in shape, lose some weight, take better care of yourself finally feel good about yourself again.

Unfortunately, by the end of January only 60% are still maintaining the commitment made. Read More

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A Newbie’s Guide to Juicing

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As a vegetarian the majority of my diet is made up of fruits and vegetables, but a couple months ago I realized that I wasn’t getting a lot of variety in my diet. In fact, my meals lacked a lot of color as I love to eat greens so I pile them on my plate but I’m not a huge salad or raw veggie fan so there weren’t many yellows, reds, oranges, or other colors.

Thankfully, my awesome boyfriend got me a juicer for Christmas and now I’ve doubled the amount of fruits and vegetables I get a day and I’ve added a ton of color to my meals!

Why I Love My Juicer

Juicing is a great way to treat your body right and stay super healthy! Juicing is known to improve your immune system, digestion, and even help your allergies. You also get a jam-packed glass of antioxidants, vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and phytonutrients, which helps your internal system stay clean and properly functioning so you feel good, really good.

A Note On Over-Juicing

Juicing is NOT meant to replace eating whole fruits and vegetables though. Rather, it’s a great way to simply and deliciously include more of them in your diet.

See, since you are only getting the juice of the fruits/veggies you’re not getting all of the nutrients, minerals, and fiber that are found in the skin and the pulp. Also, you can’t expect to live off juice – there’s just no protein, fiber, or healthy fat in a glass of juice. So it’s meant to be an addition not a replacement!

Juicing Concerns Demystified

A lot of people are hesitant to buy a juicer. And I get it, I was too.

  • They are expensive (Josh got mine through a great deal on Amazon), but it’s cheaper to make it at home then go to a Juice Bar and it’s a great gift or investment in your health.
  • Juicing is a bit time consuming, but I will say I’ve only been making juice for a few days and already I got the entire process (chopping, juicing, cleaning) down to 12 minutes.
  • Another concern I had was how much juice do you really get? Well all the recipes below yielded 2 full cups, which is 3 servings of fruits/vegetables in each glass.

If you are still skeptical start off with smoothies – blenders are much more convenient, not as expensive, and another way to stay healthy. After a few months (or years) you may find that you’re ready to try juicing!

Tips for Other Newbie Juicers

  • You don’t need to peel or skin off of most fruits and veggies – just be careful and be sure to read your Juicer’s instruction manual as they are all different.
  • When you first get started stick to the fruits and veggies you know and already enjoy. Then after awhile move onto trying new veggies and even adding leafy greens like parsley, cilantro, and kale.
  • Try to put the softest fruits and veggies into the juicer first (like pears and apples) then move onto the harder ingredients like carrots and beets.
  • I found that straining my juice into a larger container, stirring it for a second and then pouring it over ice gave me the best results.
  • You can use the leftover mashed up veggies in recipes! It’s a great way to give muffins, breads, soups, rice, pasta and other recipes an extra boost of nutrients.
  • However, if you are using the leftover pulp you’ll want to be careful of seeds and other inedible parts as you won’t want them in your baked goods!
  • Enjoy your juice right away! Try not to let it sit for more than an hour as the different juices tend to separate and if left too long it can develop harmful bacteria.

Delicious Recipes to Get You Started

Bright Sunrise

1 Red Pear

1 Green Apple

½ Cucumber

3 Carrots

Inch Ginger

2 glasses filled with ice

Which Beet is Best? Juice

1 Beet

1 Green Apple

1 Green Pear

2 Carrots

3 Celery Sticks

1/3 Lemon

2 glasses filled with ice

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Well, I hope you found this short-and-sweet juicing guide helpful. Another great resource for juicing is Gena’s site, Choosing Raw, I loved experimenting with her recipes when I first got started. If you have other tips, tricks or suggestions we’d love for you to share them in the comments below! 

Happy Juicing!



Erin Madore is known for her radiant energy, bright smile and willingness to get real. After moving past her own barriers to happiness she knew that she could help other women though the same mindful yet bold approach she used to create a joyful, engaging life. 

As a writer, life coach and wellness warrior Erin empowers and inspires others through her writing, e-books, workshops, Reiki and one-on-one sessions. Dedicated to helping people find clarity, direction and confidence Erin loves connecting with people on their journey to blissful well-being and happiness. 

Connect with her at Creative Soul in, through Twitter, and Facebook.

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How To Change Your Thoughts To Give Meaning To The Loss

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Our biggest transformations are almost always these tiny little micro adjustments in thought.


Let me explain.

Nobody gets through life without experiencing some form of loss. For me it was the painful experience of my daughter dying. It may be a death, divorce, cancer or the loss of innocence as a child. Whatever the loss – these experiences become a part of our thoughts.

It’s these tiny micro adjustments in our thoughts that have a huge power to give meaning to the loss.

Our words are the result of these deep thoughts and beliefs that we have taken on from our past experiences.

No matter how old they are or steadfast they may seem a slight adjustment in them can often change our world.  And it’s through these tiny adjustments in thoughts that over time become transformations in our life.

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I have shared so much about the loss of my daughter in a drowning accident years ago because the journey through that loss was encased in lessons.  Lessons of forgiveness, (for myself and for her for leaving me), despair, guilt, faith, survival, love, happiness, and so much more.

That very night of her death I took on beliefs. Some were serving but most were not. Regardless they all seemed very real. As if they were carved in stone as laws. But the reality was, none of them where laws at all.

The lessons I learned came in these tiny ahhh haaa moments, adjustments in thought, that chipped at the stone bit by bit and over time the stone, and the false laws crumbled.

The problem is, many times we never question the beliefs that we take on. We get comfortable with the thoughts and beliefs. We get comfortable with the patterns the routine, repeating day after day, week after week.

The same thoughts and patterns are lived over and over.

It becomes a part of our identity and it’s scary as h*ll to let go of a piece of our identity even when it’s not true.

We feel guilty as we start to let go of grief. Guilty that we start to laugh again, guilty that we can enjoy life again.

Here is where we can get stuck.  Guilt and fear can hold us to the old thoughts, the old words and patterns and we miss those tiny adjustments, the ahh haaa moments that are part of life’s transformations. We miss how we can give meaning to the loss, how we can begin to truly thrive.

Life is precious.

Not just my daughter Serena’s life, but all of us our lives are precious. We are all here for a purpose. The experiences of our past are for a reason and can be our biggest opportunity for transformation.

So how do you find those ahh haaa moments to transform, give meaning to the loss  and thrive?

Know your words are your destiny.

Your words are the expression of your deepest beliefs about what’s possible.

You have the power to choose and change your words and therefore change your life and give meaning to your loss.

Those ahh haaa moments come when you change what you’re telling yourself.

It is the combination of you and your past experiences and the wisdom you’ve gained through these experiences, these ahh haaa moments that become your story to share with the world and can give meaning to the loss.

Listen to your words.   What are you telling yourself?

If you would like to learn more about how to discover inquire and reveal your living journey, leave your name and email at the top of this page and we will send you your complimentary copy of Journal Of Discovery to your inbox today.


To Your Life Without Limits,

Elena & Jean


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Do You Have The Courage To Keep Living Your Life?

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We all have a calling that is inside us, nudging us to move forward on our life journey.

Whether it’s a calling to improve your health, your finances, your relationships, your spirituality, freedom, or travel. Whatever it is we are all on a journey that is constantly moving and calling us to keep searching for a better you, to live life to the fullest.

 Will you have the courage to keep living your life to the fullest, to thrive?

Regardless of our past we all have the choice and possibilities to create our life without limits. Nothing we can do today can change our past but how we interpret our past and use the lessons can help us live a life filled with purpose, passion and to thrive.

But first we have to have the courage to step out beyond our fears, and what we currently believe is possible.

For some of us we know our purpose and passion. Inside us there is this constant nudging, but there may also be a belief that it’s not possible for us to achieve it.

The dream or goal feels unbelievable at least on some level.  When we feel the nudging to create a better life we hold ourselves back by our own limiting beliefs. It takes courage to let go of those limiting beliefs and continue on your journey and not just live but thrive.

I don’t have, “enough time, enough education, resources, connections, or deserve to be happy.” Whatever it is, it’s our own creation of beliefs that is keeping us from fulfilling our full purpose and living life to the fullest.

Whatever it is that you desire, creating it starts with letting go of these limiting beliefs that are part of your life right now.

For some of us our purpose or passions are hidden deep inside and pulling them forward is part of our challenge.

So where do you start? How do you know what it is that’s calling you forward?

The answers are inside you. So lets rise up and get going.

Grab your journal, if you don’t have one you can download your copy of Journal Of Discovery from the top of this page and use it, or use a piece of paper.

Find a quiet place, get comfortable and take a few deep breaths and relax.

Ask yourself,

  • What does your ideal life look like?”
  • What is it that you would like to do, be, or share, with the world?
  • What part of your life right now is not what you would like it to be?
  • What part of your life are you unhappy with?
  • What do you choose right now to change to create your life without limits?

Write the questions then take some time to tune into your inner self for the answers.

When you think of your answers and your new life are you filled with excitement?

Does the new idea match your core values? If not go back and think about your ideal life again.

When I was part of a large corporation, I thought that I had my dream job and was living my purpose. But as time went on and I was moving further and further into the corporate lifestyle I was becoming more and more discontent.  I felt more and more trapped.

It wasn’t until I realized I was not in alignment with my core values that I understood the feelings. I had not considered whether or not my corporate lifestyle and job matched my core value of freedom – to be able to spend my time with my family as I elected. When my daughter passed away I kept praying for just a few minutes with her. Freedom to spend time as I choose was a strong core value.

Your true purpose and passions will not conflict with your core values.

Our past experiences and struggles have brought us lessons and strength that today we can use to continue our life journey. Make a commitment to stay in alignment with your purpose. Allow yourself time to reconnect daily with your purpose knowing it’s possible for you to live your life without limits.

We would love to here more about you and your journey of discovery. Leave your comments below this post and if you would like to connect with us personally we would love to hear from you. Connect with us here.


To Your Life Without Limits,



Elena & Jean


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To Sandy Hook Elementary School And Newtown Connecticut We Send Our Love

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To all the wonderful people of Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown Connecticut we send our loving thoughts and prayers.


Looking back at the first few days after my daughter passed away I remember being surrounded by friends and family all supporting us with their love.

This past January when Bobby passed away we were again surrounded by so many people all sharing the gift of love with us.

We feel very grateful to have been wrapped by so much generous and kind support.

Today we know our love is the greatest gift we can share with you to heal a broken heart.

To all the people in Newtown Connecticut know people all around the world are sending their love and prayers to you.


Our Love,



Elena & Jean

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