As many of you know I'm now living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. I was asked to give a talk about dating for digital nomads as Las Palmas is a huge digital nomad hub in Europe. What are digital nomads? Basically just people who either work remotely online or are online entrepreneurs and use their location independence to travel the world while working. There are a few noteworthy differences about this demographic. I conclude the talk with how my recent arrival in the digital nomad community got me a boyfriend! Click below to hear all about it.
As some of you may know, my father passed away a few weeks ago. I flew home to New Jersey to be with my family for the funeral and shiva and I am in the process of healing. For many years he suffered from bad health due to Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This is actually a big part of the reason that I got into nutrition coaching as a profession. I wanted to help others know and act on the right information to positively influence their health.
12 years ago my father suffered a disabling stroke and had been in a nursing home ever since. Sadly my brother and I lost his full participation in our lives way too early. There is so much information that is available today about turning around the trajectory of these degenerative diseases that we did not have back when he was diagnosed. This is the subject of today's video with a special discount on coaching in honor of the memory of my father, Theodore Blake. Please feel free to forward this video to anyone that you think it would help.
Hey everyone! Valentine's Day is upon us and I know this can be a particularly hard time for single people. I just wanted to tell you a little story about something that happened to me in New York City before I moved to Gran Canaria that may help if you're struggling today. Check it out and let me know what you think!
OK not exactly a star...but after living in Gran Canaria for only one month, I was approached by an online Canarian lifestyle magazine to do a feature interview about my book and why I chose to move to Gran Canaria. (17 years living in NYC and I never made it to Page 6 of The New York Post, Time Out New York or Hamptons Magazine. One month in the Canary Islands and everyone wants to know who I am. I seriously love this place so much!)
If you can read German or Spanish, the link to the actual magazine is HERE. If you want to listen to the interview (in English of course!) watch the video below. When are you all coming to Gran Canaria to visit me???
As most of you know, I'll be in the Canary Islands Eat, Pray, Loving for next 8 months.
I know that is not a reality for most people. In fact, most Americans only get 10 paid vacation days a year (if that...). That's why I came up with today's video: How to Eat, Pray, Love in Only 10 Days! Watch the video and hear about how one of my clients ate, prayed and loved to her heart's content in Rome in only 10 days.
If you've got some vacation time coming up, YOU TOO can get your Elizabeth Gilbert on. If you don't know where to begin in creating an adventure to fill your soul, I can help you. If you feel that you are stuck and having trouble releasing old negative patterns to allow in new experiences, I am offering all new clients a complimentary 30 minute strategy session by phone or Skype to see where you are holding yourself back and what action steps can be taken to move the adventure of your life in the direction you want.
And finally, as you watch this video, know this: this was the last video I filmed before I moved to the Canary Islands. You may be looking at my house and saying, "Wow Jackie. What a beautiful house you have. Why did you want to leave that behind?" Well the answer is, that's not my house. After I traveled extensively for several months a few years ago, when I came back to NYC, everything had changed. I changed. The city that once filled me with wonder and excitement now filled me with anxiety and exhaustion. Every time I thought about signing a lease for a new apartment my stomach turned. I was in a true transition phase of my life and I didn't know which way to go.
So I moved in with my mother in New Jersey. That's her lovely house. And it was not where I thought I was going to be for 2 years while I figured out my next move. (Did I mention that my mom lives in a gated retirement community and I was living there illegally? Haha, good times.) As a culture, we don't generously give people time and space to be in transition and figure things out when life doesn't turn out the way they thought it would, or when their values have totally changed. I look back and can see the blessings in that move. I got some space to finish my book, I got to travel more, I got to take workshops on coaching and also take some financial risks like running a women's wellness retreat in Puerto Rico. (May God bless Puerto Rico and the beautiful souls that live there.)
But of course the rest of the world does not see that you are in transition building for the next phase of your life. Most people only see the outward results which added up to me being 37 and moving back in with my mom. I know what it's like when you have a dream and you have to do the uncomfortable, unsexy thing to make it happen; when the people around you think you're crazy and look down on you. I've been there. If you're there, and you're looking for someone to coach you step by step through the uncomfortable, unsexy changes and transitions you may be going through in your relationships, health and career send me an email and tell me what you are working on. I will get you to that next phase with supportive vision, honest feedback and innovative solutions.
Now enjoy the video. And let's see if you can't plan your own Eat, Pray, Love.
I had the pleasure of being on the Optimum Human Podcast with Brian McKay and Klaud Petrulis a few weeks ago to talk about my book Dating as a Spiritual Adventure. We had a lot of fun doing this episode as we talked about my craziest dating experiences (have you heard the story about how I fell in love with a psychic at the Renaissance Faire?), how I safely navigate my misadventures around the world, and then I coach Klaud on why he has a thing for Goth girls. Click the link below to jump in on the fun!
I had the pleasure of being on the Integrate Yourself Podcast with Allison Pelot and Maja Gottlieb. The conversation got very vulnerable at some points, very saucy at others. We talk about how to be authentic when meeting people for the first time, how apps have changed the modern dating culture and how taking a receptive approach to dating may be the key to getting what you want. We also touch upon the Wonder Woman archetype and what has now become the modern woman's journey. Check it out and if any part of it resonates with you please leave a comment!
Hey everyone! I'm very excited to announce that a few weeks ago I was on Hay House Radio, something that has been a dream of mine for a long time. If you missed the interview, you can listen to all the juicy goodness by clicking PLAY below. If any part of the interview resonates with you, please leave me a comment and tell me about it.
In my opinion, using the Law of Appreciation in dating is one of the best ways to move forward from a break up. Watch the video below for more on this!