Vital Proteins Partnership

Almonds Apothecary, Beauty, Clean Beauty, Cruelty Free Beauty, Entrepreneur, Holistic Health, Island Life, Medicine Garden, Mental Motivation, Off The Grid, Vital Proteins

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Yes, you read that right! I have partnered with Vital Proteins  a sustainably-sourced nutrition product company, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen – an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.

I stumbled upon my first product from the collagen based brand at my beauty studio in Waikiki, pressed for time and needing an immediate caffeine intake, I was quickly introduced by a colleague to this new brand we started carrying.

The Original Matcha Collagen flavor which is sourced from high-quality Japanese matcha green tea and grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide to ensure top quality and maximum nutritional benefit.

  • Bioavailable: Collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body.
  •  Rich in Antioxidants: Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas.
  •  Beneficial: Helps to improve hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons.
  •  Easy to Use: No complicated preparation required! Simply dissolve into an 8 oz. glass of cold or hot water.

The coffee alternative, loaded with caffeine and a seal of approval being vegan and clean? I was intrigued and more than a willing participant to the magic. *I also initially thought, with green tea as a featured ingredient, I feel healthier in this journey already.

My first attempt to just try the new elixir, mixed hot water, the taste comes up as a surprising milky and a slight hint of sweetness. I had previously envisioned to be a more bland or bitter combination but was really impressed. I am definitely adding a few more components to it like macadamia milk and dark chocolate powder because this is what the taste preferences command these days.

I invite you along this wealth in wellbeing journey with me. If you follow me on the gram, you know how dedicated I’ve been.

Now to sprinkle a little magic in between, AJ

 

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Almonds Apothecary, Bud & Breakfast, Cannabis, Coffee & Cannabis, Island Life, Medicine Garden, Mental Motivation, Mindset, Off The Grid, Only Fans

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Hello readers!

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Establishing a schedule that works for you.

Almonds Apothecary, Island Life

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Having all this time to myself goes beyond my wildest dreams. Even with a long wishlist of things to do, I am still finding myself adjusting to the massive amounts of time we have been blessed with.

Assessing the thoughts, minding our ways to slow down then wildly stumbling into the pains and pleasures of the mind!

This new world and its new set of rules have thrown off even my happy go lucky, anything goes spirit. I am realizing to smash these goals I’ve been randomly carrying around for years, THIS IS THE BEST TIME to utilize such talents and skills.

I am the type to have my preferred goddess rituals list done before I can even extend myself to others. This means, I start the day with a great solitude space and hours, or power hours. In this time block, I am able to meditate, exercise. channel the thoughts and visions that would be otherwise clouded from the days noise.

Next to that, sticking to my own personal beauty ritual. It varies day by day. Some days less is more, some days more is more. I can certainly adjust to the mood and emotions of the day. I am challenging myself to post more so I am driving myself to that commitment and goal!

After allll of that, I neeeeeeed to have a very inviting and entertaining space even just for one. It constitutes of a morning cup of caffeine and a few bowls of cannanis. Breakfast or Brunch may accompany it but I’m not too demanding of the 3rd details. The first two winning combination tho, MOST DEFINITELY.

NOW, this is the part where I can be flexible. Lessons with the keiki, gardening, exploring, dreaming, visualizing, being, resting….and all of these activities can take hours  give or take.

During this downtime in quarantine, I am finding solace in the simplicity of these activities. Of course my city life is extreme in comparison but this reset has allowed me to view my priorities in a different way.

I NEED this type of routine and stability to create a boundary for myself and others. I have been so passive in being proactive that this complete overhaul and immediate call of adaptability has forced me to rewire and find out what works for the better.

I am very much still a free spirit. I come and go as I please, just this time, with a little more direction and discipline. Would you like to follow my progress? Add me on instagram! @almondjoyce

By having a streamline of enjoyable activities for the day allows me to make room for anything else that comes up. Of course each day seems like a trial and triumph…and a reflection of it will be posted here.

No promises, just actions, AJ

 

I am grateful. I am thankful.

Almonds Apothecary, Island Life, Mobile Entrepreneur, Seeking Solitude, When you know better, Do better

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This is a mantra that I’ve held close to my being and existence for the past year. This silent and often repeated affirmations has kept me through character building times!

This photo was taken today, as I had a moment, coming full circle in the lessons I have endured and learned these last few years.

Even with the world as at a standstill.

I am exactly where I need to be. Right place, here now, AJ

Quarantine kine tings

Coffee & Cannabis, Island Life, Mental Motivation, Millennial Masterplan, Mindset, Seeking Solitude, When you know better, Do better

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3/15/2020

That morning started out on high alert. Our staff was prepped and primed with the unfolding of this novel corona virus. We were told that our store would tentatively open until 8/9pm instead of its usual 11pm.

Hours later, a few minutes short of 6pm, management came on the floor with a very concerned look on their faces and ordered everyone to finish their purchases and head out of the building. No one could answer our questions let alone fill us in what’s going on.

That was the last day I was working, in Waikiki.

Later we heard that we had a possible infected staff with covid 19, but its turns out to be pneumonia. Still. It was enough to prompt a proper and swift shut down.

I stayed another week in Oahu until with the urgent persistent for me to get out there and get situated at my isolated cabin, far far far away from the heightened security and lockdown that will soon take over the island.

3/28/2020

Im listening to the rain pour over here in Puna with chorus of coqui frogs in the near and far distance.

The uncertainty of it all, these current times is mind boggling and I am doing my best to cope. I have taken upon myself to indulge in everything I have not made time for. Something as simple as reading a book that was gifted to me, two years ago by a client, putting my health and fitness forefront and at the end of this ordeal, I’m coming out stronger and focused!

As part of this collective, I am choosing to see the brighter side of this pandemic. I believe that its way for us to really look within ourselves and reset the programming which we have blindly been running on.

Stopping to smell the roses and planting a few more, AJ

right here, do the most now.

Coffee & Cannabis, Island Life, Mental Motivation, Millennial Masterplan, Mindset, Mobile Entrepreneur

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I hope you are all taking the time to just be. I know it’ll take some time to adjust to the light and shadows of our current events so the best thing to do is just go with the flow!

WE all have the ideal scenario in our minds but we have to understand that in these present times, its best to be grounded but flexible AF.

These unprecedented times have allowed me to knock a few things off my list of things I’ve always wanted to do if I have ever been given the time.

This time around, as I’ve lived a few quarantine lives, I have am well equipped with the awareness of what my soul and family needs. There are certain levels of activity, both independently and as a unit that needs to be learned and refined.

On this particular morning, I have found the a harmonius delight of slow serving myself to a home made cup of coffee, something I have not done in too long, (years if I am wanting to be transparent here)

So take this time to reset, relax and replace those habits you’ve always wanted to alter or change.

Now is the perfect time to be oh so present, AJ

 

 

Jaded

Beauty, Island Life, Mindset

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Jade is useful in dream-solving, facilitates access to the spiritual world and ritualistic knowledge and supports creativity, all of which are encompassed in jade meaning. Jade is carved into talismans that are believed to insure a long life and peaceful passing. Jade gemstones are also thought to have powerful healing powers for all those times during a long life when healing is required. Jade meaning is based in an ability to gather tranquil wisdom while discarding negativity and seeing one’s true self.

Jade meaning is strongly based in healing. Different names have been given to jade based on jade stone’s ability to cure ailments of the bladder or kidneys. In ancient Chinese, the name Yu-Stone was given to represent jade meaning. Mesoamericans referred to jade as the “spleen-stone” to reflect jade meaning in regard to its special healing abilities for maladies of the spleen.

Jade is not always the blue-green or light green mineral rock that many people think of when they say something is the color of jade. While jade meaning is rooted in calm wisdom, healing and protection, each jade color carries a slightly different jade meaning and power.

    • Black jade meaning represents the gemstone’s particular ability to protect by warding off negative physical or psychological assault, especially the negative energies associated with self-defeat.
    • Blue jade meaning is about calm, inner peace and reflection. It is very useful for encouraging dreams and visions. The mind is calmed with blue jade.
    • Brown jade meaning has to do with staying well-grounded. The use of brown jade strengthens a connection with the earth while imparting comfort and a sense of reliability.
    • Lavender jade meaning has to do with spiritual support. It heals emotional pain while nourishing spiritually. Lavender jade vibrates at the highest ethereal level.
    • Orange jade meaning is all about the joy that can be achieved through connections with all living beings. Lavender jade energy provides quiet stimulation of the mind.
    • Purple jade meaning is focused on the aura. Happiness and mirth are brought about with purple jade while it eliminates negativity and supports a higher level of discernment.
  • Red jade meaning has to do with the life force. Use of red jade reduces fears while it encourages action and strengthens the life-force energy.
  • White jade meaning has to do with better focus. The use of white jade reduces distractions to allow for a better grasp on helpful, relevant information. It improves the decision-making process.
  • Yellow jade meaning is all about a cheerful, energetic way of being. Use of yellow jade enhances assimilation and discrimination.

Jadeite, the more rare and expensive type of jade, has a slightly different meaning than the more common nephrite jade. Jadeite jade meaning has to do with health, longevity and love. Wearing, holding and meditating with jadeite jade improves health problems that stem from illness or accidents. Jade also helps people live longer. Jadeite is reputed to open one’s heart to love when worn in jewelry.

Nephrite jade meaning has more to do with grace, purity, beauty and dreams. Nephrite jade is commonly used in burial ceremonies and is believed to bless anything it comes in contact with. Nephrite jade is said to provide cleansing jade stone properties attuned to the kidneys, liver and spleen. It is said to help with recovery from bacterial and viral infection and pain relief for bone and joint pain.

The healing properties of jade in the spiritual realm support happiness and harmony in family and work relationships. It is said to promote material abundance while jade properties encourage a more relaxed state of being. Jade meaning in the spiritual realm is connected with nobility and their ideals. Wearing jade gemstones promotes magic with the best of intentions while providing protection from deceitful or harmful entities in spirit work. Lavender jade properties are especially well-suited to spiritual healing.

Green jade healing properties, in keeping with green jade meaning, facilitate an abundance of Divine energy flowing into one’s life. Green jade stone benefits foster a desire to slow down and smell the flowers, be near loved ones and share the love.

Jade meaning in divination states that by acting unselfishly now you are storing goodwill for yourself in the future. Any personal inconvenience will almost immediately be more than compensated for.

Stronger connections with guardian angels can be forged with green jade.

(text from thehealingchest.com)

I recently gifted myself an empowering accoutrements of independence and self love. Often I get asked who is the generous provider of such thought and opulence, I simply answer, “Honey if I waited for a man to give me what I wan’t, I’d be waiting my whole life.”

 

A.

Amazon Glamping Wishlist

Almonds Apothecary, Amazon Affiliate, Island Life, Mindset, Mobile Entrepreneur

Beach Tent

Carry all Wagon

Portable Table

Portable Chair

As I was filling out my sons school forms, I started to schedule my work days to match his school days and wondered what I would do for our school breaks.

As we went on our nightly walks, I saw a shooting star and asked him if he saw it, he didn’t. Right then and there I promised myself to make the upcoming school year more adventures and quality time to explore the great island outdoors.

So then I had the idea of camping but obvi, its me, its more glamping, so hooray to building this gorgeous all year round wishlist.

Starting with some basics and collecting my way around memories and meteors.

Shop my link, AJ

 

 

Unbelievingly Uncomfortable

Doterra, Essential Oils, Island Life, When you know better, Do better

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Even on my worst day is classified by this.

To evolve then become enlightened comes from the space where you least expect.

If you are down to ride out the season, come at me with your best charming character. So we can grow together.

Real time mentorship & membership can be initiated here.

Aloha, AJ