Happiness post! Very stoked to announce that after many many years of DIY booking i have just teamed up with a new manager!! So grateful and excited to work with Mike Buenting / Old School Booking who does fancy stuff with The Suburbs, Tina Schlieske, LowRay, The Twilight Hours and more. After this coming spring/summer of playing out my Willy-nilly-but-oh-so-fun-and-busy booking tactics we'll be reorganizing the chaos into a different type of beautiful mess. Will it be hard for me to relinquish control? Probably! However, change is good and after all these years I'm up for a change ... let's see what happens! Thanks for taking me on, Mike 🙏🏼 So, if you wanna book me, email him! ❤️🌈🦋 Marybue.com/contact .
For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling like my feet are stuck in the mud...my hose has been kinked... I was tapped out! It took a good solid kick in the ass from my business partner and dear friend to snap me out of it and get down and dirty with some real truths today. And suddenly, I know it's time to start something new and trust a little thing called new beginnings. To be continued... #achangewilldoyougood#homebasedbiz#newbeginnings#asskicked#gratefulaf
And then she was blonde.
Mother of fuckin dragons, blonde.
Break that wheel
And those balls too should the mood take her, blonde.
This is gonna be a pain in the arse to maintain, blonde.
But roots look so good against platinum blonde, blonde 🐲🐉
Thank you to the amazing team at @bladesoho who looked after me, made me crease, managed to get my entire love life history out of me, Gareth who laughed at my attempts at pre lightening (FYI - not advised) and Ben who managed to deliver exactly what I asked for. Ben - you are a legend, a superstar and a gent (well, a filthy gent, but still)
Never getting my hair done ANYWHERE ELSE EVER.
“Yes, hi... I’ll have a large direction change with a side of indecisiveness please. Leave off the certainty...and can I substitute the monotony for revelation? Oh and a small order of the unknown. No not for here, definitely to-go” People are always telling me I’m all over the place, especially when it comes to my work. That’s absolutely true, but they say it like it’s a bad thing. I’m not partial to linear growth just because that’s what’s (so) falsely idealized for it’s “stability”. By looking at each opportunity, choice, and change individually and intentionally, you’re allowing a free flowing journey that fits you, not your idea of you, or which decision fits best in your “plan”. Dynamic experiences and environments contribute to maximal evolution and adaptation....and I don’t know about y’all but I’m certainly trying to be the best version of myself. #potentialorbust . Our eventual destiny is a compilation of all our tiny day to day choices...so I don’t want to miss a single piece that belongs to my story. No strong-arm-ing my path with sensible logic. Logic is for computers. Intuition is for humans. My gut is CEO of my decisions, and since it’s a flaky little schizophrenic gypsy warrior, I will continue to run in all of the crazy directions the fuschia, leafy, Pocahontas wind takes me. I’d rather be going everywhere—in a million different directions, than nowhere, and standing still. I’ll end up at the same successful destination as everyone else who’s already broken into a dead sprint, I’m just taking the scenic route... and could you imagine, I may actually just enjoy the ride. #thejourneyisthedestination#achangewilldoyougood
Hi everyone, this is a bit of a lengthy post.
It was an extraordinarily rough day for a couple of reasons. I hit day five feeling very weak, emotional, and freezing cold. I was having such intense food cravings that I finally hit YouTube for some medical justification for quitting at five days to make myself feel better about welching on my commitment.
I stumbled upon my favourite Doctor who is completely plant-based and has been for 30 or 40 years. He runs a facility in Santa Rosa, California, called True North. He treats people there with various types of fasts anywhere from 3 to 40 days or more. I started listening to testimonials and interviews and by video five after listening to a young woman who was in there fasting for 10 days, she seemed to have all of the feelings I had on day five. I was starting to feel like such a loser because I didn’t have that burst of energy and I never have doing seven day fasts. She also said that she felt very cold all the time and that she was having intense food cravings. I immediately felt better and not so isolated. Everyone’s body is different and everybody turns that magical corner on different days. After your body goes into ketosis after about 72 hours you start burning residual fat on your body and detoxifying. I don’t have a whole lot to detoxify from because my plant-based diet is pretty much whole food. •
I immediately decided that I can tough out seven days when other people go for 30 and 40 days and feel fantastic right to the very end. And I can guarantee you that I will fast again because the benefits so far outweigh the temporary “suffering“ a body must go through to achieve that benefit. Most of it is psychological; I’m not hungry!
This afternoon I received a notice that was completely unexpected: my brother-in-law had coded three times within moments this afternoon following his second brain surgery since December on a glioma that he was diagnosed with last fall. He is far too young and far too loved and needed by his two kids, wife, and the rest of the family. He is now in an induced coma until the swelling in his brain has gone down. Cont’d in comments
I’ve had a day of heavy thinking and have decided to partner with my mentor in another 7 day complete fast (water only) as she continues to eradicate the possibility of cancer successfully after an all clear diagnosis last fall. •
It occurs to me that our genetics are not our destiny. Our bodies are fantastic vehicles that are brand new at birth, and by 10, on a typical diet, we already have fatty streaks in our blood from cheese, eggs, animal fat, and other saturated fats. Though it wants to renew itself, much like a recovering smoker; we continue to hammer it for another few decades until by 40 -50 we have burdened our arteries, and other organs, to some degree of failure: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, bowel issues, the list goes on. •
We can choose what we carry in our vehicles: and many choose passengers that are reckless terrors that litter, destroy our interiors, and leave a bad, rotting, smell, behind. Few choose passengers that are respectful inhabitants who enhance, clean, add mileage, and tip well—allowing us a long ride in this life. We ultimately decide what we do with our bodies by the choices we make, not the genetics we were given. Maybe our diets have been handed down from our parents, but we ultimately get to choose what direction in which we drive. •
To remember that we are what we eat is a very deep realization we have to make as conscious being. Some get there as kids, some-like me-take a few decades to connect the dots and realize that when we consume the flesh of a being that wanted to live, felt great fear smelling death all around them, had suffered months and years in confinement and abuse and refuse, and was tortured and slaughtered after being separated from their babies—we are taking that into our deepest beings on a cellular level...in our blood, and in our subconsciousness. I won’t eat my sweet puppy any more than I will ever eat another intelligent, sentient being again. And aside from that, I will only feed myself the highest standard of plant food I was designed to consume and thrive on, just for the sheer (science-based) health benefits. Cont’d in comments
Finding happiness with in yourself is sometimes a difficult journey. In every relationship I’ve ever had I have always been the one to make others my priority. Put their happiness before my own and I was happy to do it. When I became single again this time in my 40’s I said “I want the guy that will make me his priority where my needs and dreams and goals are no longer on the back burner and I feel supported in those things ” well it’s been 4 years - still single. But I’m good with it because I’ve been on this journey to find out who Bethie is again. I am making myself a priority. Taking the time for change. Change in body and spirit and Learning that my happiness is all up to me. I don’t know God’s plan for me going forward but I do know I’m not standing still or going backward and that feels pretty awesome! @lesant I’m thankful for your mindful meditation, wisdom and motivation. You inspire me daily. I do hope that one day I get to come see you in Bali and maybe even with my girl @trosephotos ❤️ #mindfulmeditation#leahsantacruz#achangewilldoyougood#moveforward#dontlookback#findwhoyouare#enjoyyourjourney#keepthefaith#beyourself#findyourcenter