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Body's Voice

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On August 10, 2015, my husband Keith and I took off on our motorcycles for a 2-ish year journey from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. During this time, I'm dedicating this blog to the inner journey taking place as a result of our adventure.

This video was created on November 5, 2015, day 87 on the road.

A bit about this video:

I'm accustomed to having a body that is able to do, pretty much, anything I ask it to do. This trip has humbled me. Traveling is teaching me to stop assuming, and start listening more closely to my personal needs. My body has been talking to me but, honestly, I've been ignoring it. I expect it to perform the way it did at home. I don't want to be a wimp. I want to physically do what I want to do, how I want to do it. That attitude is not working.

Here are some questions to ponder about your body's voice:

Is your body trying to tell you something these days?

How are you responding?

What would it look like if your response was nurturing and kind?

Best energies to you AND your body!

Jalene

 

Vacationer to Traveler

New to this blog? Here's the scoop:

On August 10, 2015, my husband Keith and I took off on our motorcycles for a 2-ish year journey from Oregon to the southern tip of South America. During this time, I'm dedicating this blog to the inner journey taking place as a result of our adventure.

This video was created on October 24, 2015, day 74 on the road.

A bit about this video:

Keith and I are in Austin (one time in the video I say, Houston, oops) waiting for Hurricane Patricia to pass. Thanks to the remarkable generosity of 3 motorcyclists we met in Big Bend National Park, we have a condo all to ourselves. It's exactly what we needed, when we needed it and we are beyond grateful! 

My wish is that these videos about our trip also connect with people's lives outside travel. How about going inside yourself and pondering these questions?

How are you doing on taking care of your basic needs such as eating well, resting enough, and moving your body? 

What's the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of something you might like to change? 

What if you approached the thing you might like to change with curiosity and compassion?

What might you experiment with doing differently today?

Hugs,

Jalene

P.S. For more inner exploration, check out my book, 52 Ways to Connect with You.

 

Shakin' Up Life

New to this blog? Here's the scoop:

On August 10, 2015, my husband Keith and I took off on our motorcycles for a 2ish-year journey from Oregon to the tip of South America. During this time, I'm dedicating this blog to the inner journey that takes place as a result of our adventure.

This video was created on October 9, 2015, day 60 on the road.


Important Disclaimer: As you listen to this video, every time you hear, "5 Y's," replace it with "5 W's." Oops.

Shakin' up our life with the 5 W's:

Who is in our life?

What are we doing?

When are we doing it?

Where are we going?

Why are we doing it? The biggest, trickiest question of all. 

I just read this quote at the end of Nikki Groom's blog post this morning and I think it helps get at the "why" question...

There comes a moment in every life when the Universe presents you with an opportunity to rise to your potential. An open door that only requires the heart to walk through, seize it and hang on.
The choice is never simple. It’s never easy. It’s not supposed to be. But those who travel this path have always looked back and realized that the test was always about the heart. The rest is just practice.
— Jaime Buckley

Talking to Myself

New to this blog? Here's the scoop:

On August 10, 2015, my husband Keith and I took off on our motorcycles for a 2ish-year journey from Oregon to the tip of South America. During this time, I'm dedicating this blog to the inner journey that takes place as a result of our adventure.


This video was created on September 17, 2015 (day 37 on the road) and I'm sharing my continued exploration of journaling and the results of talking to myself from a curious perspective.