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05 May 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Dear Dad, It’s The End of An Era: The Final Blog Post For Journey with Jess Jones

Dear Dad, This may come as no surprise to you Dad, but the time has finally come to bid farewell to Journey with Jess Jones (the blog) and hang up my shiny, enthusiastic blogging shoes.  It’s been nearly four years since I finally followed my gypsy soul and set out on this journey with nothing more than a backpack, an adventurous spirit and an open mind, and at the time, an undying desire to write about it all! The only Read more…

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27 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

So You Want to Be a Yogi? Breaking Down Patanjali’s Eight Limb Path: The First Yama, Ahimsa (Non-Violence)

  As promised in my recent post and introduction to the NEW SERIES: So You Want to Be a Yogi? Breaking Down Patanjali’s Eight Limb Path, we will be breaking down each of the 8 limbs of yoga and their subcategories and explaining how you may begin to apply them to your own life. For the next 5 weeks we will be addressing the Yamas, the first of the limbs! Read, relax, breathe and enjoy! The 5 Yamas are simply Read more…

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14 January 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Colorful India in Photos: A Glimpse of Rishikesh

                                          India has been hard for me to put into words. It was certainly an extreme for me as far as lifestyle, mindset and overcoming internal obstacles I didn’t even realize were there. The country itself, was honestly one that I had not been overly inspired to travel just yet, and Rishikesh blew me away with it’s spirituality, kindness and Read more…

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11 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 12/1/15 on Planting The Seed…and The Result

“As the cause is, so the effect will be. As the seed is, so the fruit will be. As the action is, so the result will be.”

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07 January 2015 ~ 1 Comment

(NEW SERIES!) So You Want to Be a Yogi? Breaking Down Patanjali’s Eight Limb Path: A Gradual Approach

By this point, If you are reading this, you understand that yoga is MUCH MORE than the asanas (poses) that you try to twist into in your typical yoga class, more than the handstand selfies you see on Instragram and more than prancing around in an OM t-shirt and prayer beads. You may have even figured out that yoga is a way of life, one in which is becoming increasingly popular. But to fully understand this lifestyle, one must study Read more…

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04 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 5/1/15 Eckhart Tolle on Peak Experiences and Sunsets

“Blanketed by an azure sky, the orange-yellow rays of the setting sun can, at special times, gift us with a moment of such considerable beauty, we find ourselves momentarily stunned, with frozen gaze. The splendor of the moment so dazzles us, our compulsively chattering minds give pause, so as not to mentally whisk us away to a place other than the here-and-now. Bathed in luminescence, a door seems to open to another reality, always present, yet rarely witnessed.”  ~Eckhart Tolle Read more…

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29 December 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For the Week: 29/12/14 Happy New Year

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” ~Alice Walker

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22 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 22/12/14 with Tim Ferris and The Slow Dance This Holiday Season

“Have you ever watched kids, On a merry-go-round? Or listened to the rain, Slapping on the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight? Or gazed at the sun into the fading night? You better slow down. Don’t dance too fast. Time is short. The music won’t last. Do you run through each day, On the fly? When you ask: How are you? Do you hear the reply? When the day is done, do you lie in your bed, With the Read more…

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13 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 15/12/14 on The Ocean

“The ocean calls us to return to the Source, to let go and dive into the new, to rise up in love, to be in rhythm with the flow of life.”   I never realized just how strong the pull of the ocean was on me until I was traveling in Colombia in 2011 and I had one of those “Ah Ha’ moments On The Edge of the Caribbean Coast. For some reason, in the midst of hiking mountains, experiencing Read more…

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10 December 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Life Lessons I Picked Up Unknowingly in India: Some May Call Them The 4 Laws of Spirituality of India

I have always believed that everything happens for a reason, and the 4 Laws of Spirituality certainly back up this belief! Some call it fate, destiny, coincidence, chance or even luck, but these principles provide a simple framework and really struck a cord with me during my time in India. They came up in discussion over a ginger tea in a riverfront cafe, as Manu Chao played in the background. We were discussing a number of events that one after Read more…

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