Upcoming Free Events: What is AYURVEDA + Why It Works

Saturday, November 3rd @ 10am…

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Ayurveda (India’s “Science of Life”) is the quintessential wisdom of wholistic health!
In this free talk, you’ll learn some basic teachings of Ayurveda and find out how these ancient tools can help us modern humans live more in rhythm with our bodies + Nature in order to tap into our potential and THRIVE!

Where: The Studio at Blissful Heart, 29 NE Greeley Ave in downtown Bend, Oregon
When: Saturday, 11/03 @ 10:00 am

BRING A FRIEND & GET A SPECIAL TREAT!

Chances are, you know someone who would benefit from this event. Please use the SHARE buttons below to let others know! View this event on Facebook HERE.


Want to be in the KNOW about other free opportunities to learn about Ayurveda in Bend, Oregon?

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Why You NEED to LOVE Your SELF

Sacred Journey.pngHave you ever had the thought that Self-Care is Selfish? You’re not alone. But…if that’s you — if you really believe that self-care is selfish, I’m here to burst your bubble.

For many people, the words “Self”, “Self Love” and “Self Care” have connotations with being “selfish” and are therefore thought of as “bad”, but our culture has it dead wrong. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Through the ancient traditions of Yoga & Ayurveda, we learn a deeper understanding of the self. 

The (small ‘s’) self is our personality, ego, mind, body, etc., but the big ‘S’ Self is the true self, higher self, more akin to one’s Soul.

During your everyday life, do you make time to do things that nourish your Self? 

In the busyness of your schedule, I wouldn’t be surprised if your answer is no. In fact, I would bet most people don’t even acknowledge, or think about, their true self most days. Sadly, it’s not without a price.

We all know what happens when we don’t feed our (small ‘s’) selves. We starve, we are diminished, and eventually, die.

What happens when we don’t feed our Soul? 

It withers. We lose touch with our dreams, our purpose, our confidence, our intuition. We forget our true Self, our one true “home”.

And when that happens, we start running on auto-pilot, we make choices that are out of integrity with our intentions, we have habits that don’t support real Health, we find fault in ourselves and others, frustration in things that shouldn’t really bother us…in short, life loses its LIFE. We aren’t Awake, and we certainly aren’t Radiant. That’s a big price to pay!

Being weighed down with regret isn’t the life anyone knowingly chooses, but it happens. We all want to feel AWESOME, but once you’ve been living a lackluster life for a while, it’s easy to forget that anything better is possible for you. 

Let’s not go down that road! When you see the life it leads to, the benefit of Self Care becomes more evident. So…

The Best Way to Nourish Your Soul is to Cultivate a Loving Relationship with your Self.

There are several wonderful ways to deepen your relationship to Self. One is the take care of your (small ‘s’) self — your body and your mind. Another is to spend time alone with the Self through the practice of Meditation. It doesn’t need to be long or strict – there are many ways to begin a practice EASILY.

Here’s a Meditation Audio to get you started… 

But if you’d REALLY like to FEED Your SOUL by cultivating a deeper relationship with your SELF, join my FREE Challenge NOW!

Click the image below or click HERE.

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What is AYURVEDA + Why it Works

What is AYURVEDA + Why it Works

Ayurveda (India’s “Science of Life”) is the quintessential wisdom of wholistic health. In this free talk, you’ll learn some basic teachings of Ayurveda and find out how these ancient tools can help us modern humans live more in rhythm with our bodies + Nature in order to tap into our potential and THRIVE!

Come to this FREE Event!

***PSST!!! In case it didn’t sound enticing enough already…ALL attendees who stay till the end will be invited to have a FREE Ayurvedic Wellness Coaching Session with ME!

Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00am
at The Studio at Blissful Heart
29 NW Greeley Ave.
Bend, Or 97701

 

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Hi! I’m Jessica Graham Robinson and I’m a certified Yoga Health Coach. It is my Dharma (purpose in life) to remind humans that their TRUE Nature is one of Freedom + Love + Thriving, Whole Health. I am passionate about leading women back to their own Power to Heal (emotionally + physically) and to Create the Life that Lights them up — inside + out! I use the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, the modern techniques of Habit Science, and my own Spiritual toolkit to coach people to be the BEST versions of themselves — the Heroines and Heros of their own stories!

5 Tips to Stay Balanced During Vata Season

It’s Vata Season (otherwise known as Fall)!

Change is in the air! Not just the changing of the season, but Autumn is quite literally a season of change and quickness, which can throw a person off balance quickly.

Knowing your dosha and the dosha of the SEASON you’re in can be VERY useful in navigating through your day/month/season/year/life.

In Ayurveda (the science of life), your constitution is called your dosha. Dosha literally means “fault,” but I’ve also heard it translated as ‘that which tends to go out of balance.’ Ever heard the phrase “the only thing constant in life is change”?

There are 3 doshas — Vata (VAH-ta), Pitta (PIT-ah), and Kapha (KAH-pha). Each dosha is a combination of 2 of the 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether) and therefore has dominant qualities about it. We all have all of these elements within us, but our personal dosha combination is determined mostly by your physical structure (body type) and doesn’t change. What DOES change is everything else — your environment, your emotions, the world, your relationships, etc. — ALL the time.

What’s super relevant to us right now is that Fall is VATA (Air + Ether) season.

Vata qualities are cold, light, dry, irregular, rough, moving, quick, and changeable. If we are not careful to balance these qualities during this season there can be a tendency toward overwhelm, anxiety, dry skin, constipation, insomnia, or depression.

What Can You Do to Stay Balanced during Vata Season?

Ayurveda teaches us how to balance the doshas by using opposite qualities. When Vata is out of balance, there are several things you can do to bring harmony back. First of all, I have to note that as a culture we have a chronic (long-term) vata-imbalance due to being over-scheduled and over-stimulated. That being said, regardless of your dosha, you can benefit from a Vata-pacifying lifestyle and diet.

Without further ado, here are my tips for bringing more balance during Autumn…
(If you want more, keep reading! At the end of this email, I’ll give you details on my upcoming FREE Online Workshop: EASE Into Fall with Healthy Habits that HEAL.)

  1. S L O W   D O W N – schedule in extra time for everything and don’t rush
  2. Consume Warm Liquids throughout the day (warm water or herbal teas) to hydrate and stay warm
  3. Eat Soup and soupy foods – smoothies, porridges, stews, you name it!
  4. Don’t skip the fats! High-quality oils (GHEE, sesame, sunflower, grapeseed, and olive) are nourishing and grounding.
  5. Keep a steady daily/weekly routine. Vata is chaotic enough, so don’t add flame to the fire!

Want MORE tips on how AYURVEDA can help you navigate through this time of CHANGE? Sign up for my FREE Online Workshop by clicking the image below.

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On Being HERE Now…

Recently I made a BIG move in my life — a choice to relocate my family. It was a HUGE undertaking that took a lot of COURAGE on my part (as well as a lot of support from family and friends to make it happen). In the process, I encountered many obstacles — some real, some imagined (LOL!), some planned for and some that completely blind sighted me.

So…I am HERE now.

I'm Here!

Or, I was the other day. (Ha ha ha!) But seriously…after the hub-bub of the initial move was over, I found myself feeling misplaced. My whole life had literally been transported and the life I knew — the friends, the places, the things — were gone, and suddenly replaced by new people, places, and things that were unfamiliar and new.

Where was MY place in this all? It was a surreal experience altogether and for more than a hot minute, I questioned my choice and my ability to confidently follow through with my vision for our new life.

What the HELL? I had put so much energy and effort into making this new phase of my life happen and now that it was HERE, part of me wanted to curl up and hide under the covers for a month.

Not the smoothest transition for me, but probably not the worst either. I knew that I wanted to really SHOW UP and make the most of this experience, but I had gotten into some bad habits during the move that were getting in the way of me showing up as my BEST self. Mainly, I was waaaaay out of rhythm.

Ayurveda (EYE-your-VAY-da), the sister science to Yoga, teaches us that when we are out of rhythm, we suffer, and boy is that the truth! During the weeks leading up to and during the move, I was eating at irregular times, staying up late, eating a later, heavier dinner, and not getting up early enough to really start my day right. These might sound like no big deal, and honestly 2 years ago, I might not have thought so either, but after experiencing the EASE that comes from being IN rhythm, being OUT of rhythm was seriously PAINFUL — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

The price I paid for disregarding my body’s wisdom was REAL!

So what to do? First…I knew I had to get REAL here and get HONEST about what wasn’t working. Then, do the hard work of steering back in the right direction. That’s the hard part, though, right? When you find yourself in a position where you’ve already screwed up, sometimes it’s easier to just let it go than do the work of getting back on track. It’s called the “what-the-hell” effect. Ever heard of it?

“The what-the-hell effect is the feeling you get when you’ve already exceeded your preset limit and feel that since you’ve already failed, you might as well fail spectacularly…

…When you miss a goal or exceed a limit, be gentle on yourself. Don’t catastrophize. Armed with this knowledge and awareness, you’ll be able to make better, more informed choices as you move forward.”

It’s a REAL thing!!! You can read more about it in this short article by Eric Ravenscraft at LifeHacker.com HERE.

I’m sure you’ve had your own “what-the-hell” experiences. Sadly, it’s easy to keep going down that path and find yourself way, way off track. That’s how to devolve into a lesser version of yourself over time — NOT my recommendation.

If you don’t want to go down the path of regression/stagnation, you have to make a real effort to start right HERE where you currently are and pick the lowest hanging fruit that moves you in the direction you want to go.


5 Steps to Steer You Back On Track…

  1. Honestly recognize where you are and that it’s not where you want to be (but DON’T stay stuck there, move on to step 2).
  2. Know what you want to be different. What new habit would you like to have?
  3. Acknowledge the GAP between where you currently are and where you want to be and the fact that your daily habits have gotten you here.
  4. Know that you can CHANGE your habits.
  5. Ask yourself this question and be patient for the answer to arise: What New Thing Do You Need to Believe About Yourself In Order to Adopt Your New Habit?
  6. Write it down EVERYWHERE — put it on your computer desktop, your planner, your bathroom mirror, your refrigerator, your phone wallpaper, and anywhere else that you are guaranteed to look throughout your day.
  7. BELIEVE IT!
  • An example of a new belief might be: “I choose to listen to my body.” or “I have the power to design my life.” or “The way I eat nourishes my body.” If you’re having trouble coming up with a new belief to support your new habit, let me help you! Click the link at the end of this post to set up a time to talk to me!

 

What we believe about ourselves creates our daily habits, and our daily habits define us to the world, and then that’s reflected back to us by the people we interact with. So, literally…

Our thoughts about ourselves make the difference in who we are. They have the potential to either help us EVOLVE into more confident, loving, healthy people inside and out OR to keep us locked into all of the negative patterns that lead to our ruin.

It starts with just being HERE — being present with what IS with honesty and self-compassion.

When you sit with WHAT IS, what comes up for you? What’s not working that needs your honest, loving attention? What do you want to be different?

I want to know! Comment below or schedule a time to talk to me HERE.

As Always…

 

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Change Your Perspective = Change Your Life

Do you DARE to believe that your life could (WOULD) be different if you chose to look for what was already working?

 

This week I want to talk to you about PERSPECTIVE.
Perspective can make a world of difference in how we experience EVERYTHING from the big life events to the little moment to moment stuff. It can also change how life comes to us. Do you agree? I have direct experience with this.

I’m going to share something really personal with you today…. 

***(please make sure you read all the way to the end because I have some other news to share and I don’t want you to miss it!!)***

When I first moved to the little town in the foothills of the Wind River range that I’ve been calling home for the better part of the past 5 years, I was a beaten down version of my true self.

I had been through several bad relationships, a traumatic divorce, and I was about to go through another one. My second divorce was nowhere near as brutal as the first, but it still left me bruised, heartbroken, a shell of who I knew myself to be, I had two young children that needed me to be their rock, and I was in a new, small town without a single friend to call to come over.

Can you hear the sad violin music playing at my pity party? 🎶🎻😂

PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING

The point is…this was my mindset at the time, and I made myself miserable and alone. I tried to reach out and connect with people locally, and I had the hardest time EVER making friends. I thought I made friends and they would betray me or just stop talking to me for no apparent reason. Seriously! I have lived in many places before and I’ve always made friends. I was here for 3 years before things started to shift for me, and here’s why….

I was looking for what I DIDN’T WANT
and that’s EXACTLY what I found.

I didn’t do it consciously, either. I was completely in the dark about how I was sabotaging my own life. Years later when I began to do a lot of deep, intentional work on shifting my mindset and my habits, I was able to see that it was really all my own doing. (More on how I made the shift in another post.)

Now I know that I need to set my sites on what it is I WANT,
and not get caught up in looking at what I think is missing,
because…


Do you agree? Maybe you have examples of this in your life, too. If so, please share. If not, try this:

  1. Make a list of what you CAN appreciate in your life up to this day (and even things you have to look forward to in the future).
  2. Make a list of what you WANT in your life that might not be there now.
  3. Keep these 2 lists around you (maybe even post them where you can see them in your home) and when you notice your thoughts going down the wrong path (of noticing what feels missing), pull out these lists! Remember what you have to be grateful for and what it is you WANT to see showing up in your life! ✨

Ready for the big reveal?
I’m moving again! For those of you that aren’t local, this won’t affect you at all, but for those of you that are….

I’M GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH!

The last two years here have been wonderful and I have so enjoyed connecting with you and serving you! I have not made this decision lightly. In fact, it is with a heavy heart that I move on, but I am doing what’s best for my little family and my own personal and professional evolution.

I am not leaving you! I will just serve you in different ways. I will no longer be able to see you one-on-one for bodywork sessions, but I will continue to connect with you through the world wide web! There are many ways that we can stay in touch — Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and right here!



Last Chance!Schedule YourMassage & Bodyworkwith Me!

LOCALS, this is your last chance to get a session with me before I leave. This week is my LAST FULL WEEK of massage/bodywork. I also have a few slots the following Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
PLEASE BOOK MY SCHEDULE UP!!!

>>Click Here to Schedule<<



If you’re interested in talking with me 1-on-1 about how to let go of the old habits of busyness and dis-ease in order to live a conscious path to THRIVE, set up your FREE Wellness Discovery Session with me HERE.
I promise you’ll be glad you did!

Here’s what others are saying that have worked with me:


“Working with Jessica absolutely changed my life! I felt like I had hit a wall, and with Jessica’s guidance, I was able to see what patterns were holding me back. Jessica’s style of teaching is gentle and approachable, and she speaks from a place of experience and understanding, helping you make bite-size changes and celebrate them appropriately! The material in the course is extremely practical; I know that these habits will stay with me for the rest of my life.  Jessica has a wealth of knowledge in the healing arts, and she makes this information accessible to all of her students. I would recommend this course to anyone – from those beginning on a wellness path to those who have already been on one for some time.”
– Christina Sava, Attorney, Yogi


If you’d like to learn more about my course
— AWAKE + RADIANT LIVING —
+
 How You Can GET IN NOW for LESS than the price of a Latte a day
(before the price goes up and the doors close until October), 
Check it Out Here!


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Raise Your Own Bar!

Raise Your Own Bar!

It took many years for me to get to the point where I could be publicly honest about my own imperfections. We look around us and see what looks like people having it all together all over the place — social media, billboards, tv, magazines, even in our communities, but the truth is NO ONE REALLY HAS IT ALL TOGETHER.

 

It only seems that way because we are seeing the very best of those people in a snapshot of their lives while judging ourselves for every single imperfection.

 

Ironically, the more we admit our shortcomings, the less important they become, and the quicker we can get on with the meaningful parts of life.
The answer? Loving and accepting ourselves.  NO. MATTER. WHAT.

I gave you some tools to use for doing just that last week. Did you have a chance to watch it yet? It’s short. Check it out HERE. I have several other helpful videos on my YouTube channel you can check out, too.

How does admitting your imperfections, raising your own bar, and unconditional self-acceptance all fit together?


Here’s how…w
e don’t have to be perfect to love ourselves, but we do have to love ourselves to keep raising our own bar.

Raising your own bar is about believing in YOU, embracing your own personal evolution, and not letting yourself get in your own way!

If you want real change, you have to BELIEVE and you have to make a choice to not get caught up in your own BULLSHIT criticism, self-judgment, and pity. And, yes, this is much easier said than done. This is why my motto is to Keep Raising My Own Bar!

Do You Believe?

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If you’re interested in talking with me 1-on-1 about how to let go of the old habits of busyness and dis-ease in order to live a conscious path to THRIVE, set up your
FREE Wellness Discovery Session with me
HERE.

I promise you’ll be glad you did!

 

Here’s what others are saying that have worked with me:

“Working with Jessica absolutely changed my life! I felt like I had hit a wall, and with Jessica’s guidance, I was able to see what patterns were holding me back. Jessica’s style of teaching is gentle and approachable, and she speaks from a place of experience and understanding, helping you make bite-size changes and celebrate them appropriately! The material in the course is extremely practical; I know that these habits will stay with me for the rest of my life.  Jessica has a wealth of knowledge in the healing arts, and she makes this information accessible to all of her students. I would recommend this course to anyone – from those beginning on a wellness path to those who have already been on one for some time.”

– Christina Sava, Attorney, Yogi


If you’d like to learn more about my course

— AWAKE + RADIANT LIVING —

+

How You Can GET IN NOW

(before the price goes up and the doors close until October),

Check it Out Here!

 

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Let Go of that $#*t!

Hello Thrivers!

Do you consider yourself a “thriver”? I do, but…it may surprise you to know that I don’t always FEEL like one.

I work on this stuff constantly, but that doesn’t mean I have all of my sh*t together. It means that I know it’s possible and I actively engage in making it happen.

Sometimes I feel 100% on top of my game, living in gratitude and joy, feeling alive and confident in my whole self – mind/body/spirit, and I know the practices that get me there, so I keep working actively towards closing that gap. In a big way, this path is about getting in tune with my highest self/ intuition/ Source, but more than that it’s a shift in perspective (as in what I believe about myself and the universe).

Did you know that most of your beliefs about the world, yourself, and what’s possible are set by the age of 3?

That means that the majority of us have a LOT of RE-patterning to do in order to live from our own TRUTHS. That sounds crazy, but it’s true. Right now, we are all walking around with unconscious beliefs that we’ve held onto since early childhood and those beliefs are making decisions in our lives. We are making choices every day that aren’t coming from a place of Truth and Choice, but from old habits that don’t serve us.

In this video, I share with you come of the holistic practices that help me stay on the path when I feel like I’m losing my S#*t! What do you do when you feel like you’re losing it? Let me know in the comments if this was helpful.

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>>—>Want to join a Tribe of Thrivers?! Join my private Facebook group HERE.


 

If you’re interested in talking with me 1-on-1 about how to let go of the old habits of busyness and dis-ease in order to live a conscious path to THRIVE, set up your FREE Wellness Discovery Session with me HERE. I promise you’ll be glad you did!

Here’s what others are saying that have worked with me 1-on-1:

Untitled design (2)“Working with Jessica absolutely changed my life! I felt like I had hit a wall, and with Jessica’s guidance, I was able to see what patterns were holding me back. Jessica’s style of teaching is gentle and approachable, and she speaks from a place of experience and understanding, helping you make bite-size changes and celebrate them appropriately! The material in the course is extremely practical; I know that these habits will stay with me for the rest of my life.  Jessica has a wealth of knowledge in the healing arts, and she makes this information accessible to all of her students. I would recommend this course to anyone – from those beginning on a wellness path to those who have already been on one for some time.”
– Christina Sava, Attorney, Yogi

Interested in working with me for a year to see how AWESOME your life could be?
Learn more by clicking the ^ above ^ link!

 

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