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Get To Know Our Man Crush This Week – Jonny Juicer

Name: Jonny Juicer

Juicing was what originally sparked my whole journey all together when I stumbled upon Fat, Sick, and Nearly dead in 2012. Up until that point from a very young age I had suffered from an assortment of gut issues as well as chronic migraines. After seeing the powers of plant based nutrition through incorporating juicing daily without even changing my diet, I didn’t stop there and became passionate about learning more.

I went vegetarian in 2013 after reading the China Study and in March of 2013 went vegan. Through every step I was feeling better and better to where I challenged myself to go raw in New Years 2014. Besides a few juice fasts over the last few years all the migraines that hampered me all my life as well as gut issues are a memory. Veganism changed not just my physical health but my mental, emotional and spiritual as well. Throughout my journey I’ve also become a health coach with the mission to help spread the word as well as empower and guide people on their journeys.

Here are 3 Ways That I Practice Self-Love

  1. Juicing DAILY to nourish my body
  2. Getting out in nature, meditating and getting connected nourishing my mind and spirit, and
  3. Getting to the gym to work on the physical body

5 Natural Ways To Outsmart Jet Lag

You love to travel. Just thinking about heading to the next unknown and paradisiac destination
gets you all excited and you can’t wait to leave. But once the day of departure gets closer you
remember your travel enemy: jet lag.

You see, jet lag happens in our bodies when the internal circadian clock (the one in charge of
regulating our sleep cycles) is disrupted by traveling. If you are also feeling stressed or tired,
the jet lag gets worse. You wish there was a magic pill you could take so you wouldn’t have to
go through it, but sadly there is none. However, there are some healthy ways to turn it around
and have jet lag almost nonexistent!

1. Meditate

As mentioned before, stress is something that makes jet lag worse, that’s why meditating
when you wake up the day you are flying, before going to sleep during the flight and once you
have arrived to your destination will allow your body and mind to calm down and get better
sleep. If you already have a meditation practice you will find it easier to relax for 20 minutes, if
not, this is your excuse to start a meditation practice! Begin by sitting comfortably and breathe
for 5-10 minutes to a calm song with no lyrics. It’s completely normal if your mind wanders off
and thoughts come in, you just keep focusing on your breath and practice a little bit everyday
to improve your time.

2. Stretch and stay active

Have you ever seen people rolling out their yoga mats at airports? They have a solid reason to.
Stretching and simply moving around the airport helps your body rest better and if you do it
near bedtime after a nice savasana you will fall asleep in a matter of seconds. Any exercise you
do after landing in your destination should be as light as possible, as doing heavy exercise right
before sleeping can delay sleep.

3. Stay hydrated

Go to the airport with an empty water bottle that you can refill during your trip and drink it
before, during and after your flight to fight dehydration. Another thing to keep in mind is
avoiding alcohol and caffeine in general since they can disrupt your sleeping cycle and also
cause dehydration!

4. Mind the light

Your circadian rhythm responds to the light your eyes detect and you can use this to your
advantage! If you arrive at your destination in the middle of the day, go out and discover the
place, get as much light as possible. If, instead, you get there at bedtime, go to sleep wearing an eye mask to prevent any light waking you.

5. Eat light and mostly plant-based

Eating a high carb or fatty diet can disrupt your sleep patterns, which is why it’s better to keep
it light. Having healthy and simple meals like salads, fruits, nuts, etc won’t give your body so
much digestive work to do and you will sleep much better.

What are your secret tips to fighting jet lag?

5 Steps To Help You Develop A Personal Mission Statement

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.”

– Maya Angelou

I love this quote as it personifies the life that I’ve crafted for myself. Maya Angelou certainly lived a full, thriving life and I aspire to do the same. She’s such an inspiration. It’s all about creating the life you want to live, remaining persistent and trusting that everything will work out in due time.

That’s how you thrive! What does a thriving life look like for you?

If you aren’t sure, I’m here to help. I found a really cool article on Livecareer.com that outlines 5 steps toward developing a personal mission statement.

Check them out below!

Step 1: Identify Past Successes.

Spend some time identifying four or five examples where you have had personal success in recent years. These successes could be at work, in your community, at home, etc. Write them down. Try to identify whether there is a common theme — or themes — to these examples. Write them down.

Step 2: Identify Core Values.

Develop a list of attributes that you believe identify who you are and what your priorities are. The list can be as long as you need. Once your list is complete, see if you can narrow your values to five or six most important values. Finally, see if you can choose the one value that is most important to you.

Step 3: Identify Contributions.

Make a list of the ways you could make a difference. In an ideal situation, how could you contribute best to:
• the world in general
• your family
• your employer or future employers
• your friends
• your community •

Step 4: Identify Goals.

Spend some time thinking about your priorities in life and the goals you have for yourself. Make a list of your personal goals, perhaps in the short-term (up to three years) and the long-term (beyond three years).

Step 5: Write Mission Statement.

Based on the first four steps and a better understanding of yourself, begin writing your personal mission statement.

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