There are 3 things that I absolutely love in this life, and they are in this order:
- pesto pasta (or gnocchi) with seasoning and pine nuts
- sushi (oh yeah, sushi!)
Yes, these are my decadent treats. There is something so soothing to my soul when I take that first sip of a freshly prepared cappuccino. It takes me to that quiet, tranquil, happy place. And there is only ONE thing better than a cappuccino, and that is sharing that moment with others. (Not always, but most of the time; sometimes a cappuccino needs to be relished in silence and gratitude.) It is born from this experience of total relaxation and immersion into the moment, that I came up with the idea of Coffee with Jenny B – (sharing) a cup of kindness. I wanted to create opportunities where I could have ‘time out’ with others, and share the moments in thoughtful reflection, relaxation and calm. So I am proud to say that I have three channels for Coffee with Jenny B. – (sharing) a cup of kindness, and you are welcome to join me for coffee anytime at anyone of these coffee outlets (or all three):
I hope you enjoy our mini-coffee breaks together.
Yours in Coffee,
- a type of coffee made with espresso and milk that has been frothed up with pressurized steam.
Regardless of your current life’s circumstance – love yourself.
Regardless of your past – love yourself.
Regardless of your anticipated future – love yourself.
Regardless of your perceived failures – love yourself.
Regardless of your location – love yourself.
Regardless of your bank balance – love yourself.
Regardless of your emotional turmoil – love yourself.
Always and ever. No matter what.
Have you ever heard of conditional vs unconditional love? Conditional love is – I will love you if you meet some or other criteria. I keep score of what I give you and what you give me back in return. Unconditional love is – I love you regardless of any condition I could lay down. No expectations. No strings.
The Love Foundation is about stripping away all that you are not, getting to the very core of you, and then realizing that love is the cornerstone for absolutely everything that you create in your life. This is not a wishy washy romantic kind of love, but rather, it is the verb ‘love’ – love in action.
I love you regardless of your age, race, social standing, financial situation, your location, your educational level, how you treat me (that says more about you than me), and I love you regardless of any discrimination based on your religious, spiritual, sexual orientation or relationship status. In fact, I love you just as you are.
But, I am totally aware that I cannot love you until I learn to love myself first.
I love life! Regardless of life’s circumstances, the easy times and the challenging times. The lovely people, and the prickly personalities. There have been moments in my life when the valley of darkness was all-consuming. It over-powered me in so many ways, and it felt like I would never be able to climb out of the abyss I found myself in. But I did overcome. Through tried and tested experiential practices, I was able to get beyond myself, and to embrace the realm of endless possibilities.
Everyone has a life story to tell – and whilst there comes a point in your life when you need to stop telling your story on rinse and repeat, you also need to be aware of the lessons learnt (again, the easy and not so easy lessons), so that you can move past the old conditioning of your life. You need to begin to see the endless possibilities for a future well worth living, if you would just step out of your own way.
Most people live either in the past or in their future, but very few people have mastered the art of living in the present moment. Which is absurd, really. The past no longer exists, and the future has yet to materialize in the physical realm. It takes time, practice, a commitment to love yourself no matter what, and a great sense of humor, to get past yourself and to welcome in the only constant we all know – change.
MY CORE VALUES
Values are internal standards that you set for yourself to live out in your daily life. Values are what steer the choices and decisions you make. Not everyone has the same core values at heart, but whatever your values are, you owe it to yourself to stay true to them. I have six core values, which are my moral compass, a beacon to light the way when I am not sure which direction to go in. I simply ask myself: is this decision in alignment with the values I hold dear? That helps me consider all possibilities prior to committing to a decision.
There are so many ways in which we can all serve our communities. I have chosen some ways that I want to best serve everyone who is looking for a meaningful, fun and joyous adventure. These resources include:
Scientists have calculated that our galaxy is traveling at about 2.2 million kilometers per hour relative to the cosmic background radiation which pervades the universe.
We are a part of a large spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. The Sun and its planets (including earth) lie in this quiet part of the galaxy, about half way out from the center.
To break this down even further, the earth is moving about our sun in a very nearly circular orbit. It covers this route at a speed of nearly 30 kilometers per second, or 67,000 miles per hour.
If that doesn’t give you food for thought, then I am not sure what will.
emotional wellbeing masterclass
The limbic system is a brain area, located between the brain stem and the two cerebral hemispheres, that governs emotion and memory. It includes the amygdala, the hypothalamus, and the hippocampus. What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them? These are the types of questions we will delve into, so that you can gain a greater understanding of why you feel the way you do, and how you can gain emotional freedom in your life.
Have you ever experienced lethargy, apathy or burnout? If you have, you will know just how debilitating these energy states can be. You literally feel like you have zero energy to focus on anything. You hype yourself up on caffeine, sugar, carbohydrates – anything that will give you a quick fix, a spurt of energy to get you through the next few hours. The major downside to this is – quick uppers bring even quicker downers. You will feel worse than you did before. What you need is to find a healthy alternative to shift these low energy states to higher vibrational ones. In this module you will learn how to do this, through tried and tested methods.
Much can be said about emotional maturity. It is the ability to stay calm in the eye of the storm. It is the ability to consistently keep your emotions in check. It is about being consciously aware when your emotions are starting to derail themselves, and then to be able to steer them in the right direction of calm. People will always push buttons, trigger your short fuse, or even purposefully look for an argument with you – but the choice to give your power away is 100% of the time within your control. This is mind training at its best. You cannot have emotional maturity without going through serious mind training too. They are intricately woven together.
mindful wellbeing masterclass
Mastering your mind is an over-used cliché, and it enforces the supposition that effort will be involved (which is partly true, because you will learn to recognize your conscious and subconscious thoughts and behaviors). Some people worry that if they accept that they need to master their minds, then this means they need to be some kind of guru. These are all just lies to keep you trapped in a cycle of not actually dealing with rightful thinking vs misperceived perceptions, bias, judgment, criticisms and discrimination. Little do people know that to master one’s mind, is in fact the doorway to liberation, freedom, success, joy and peace.
Knowing how your brain works allows you to see beyond automatic living. You get to find out how your brain connects to all parts of your body, and probably best of all, you will learn how to get past your analytical mind. Why is this important? Well, to bring about true change in your life, you need to learn to go beyond your analytical mind to your subconscious, because it is here that your autopilot functionality resides. You act, react and create from the same base of thought, belief, perceptions and distortions that you once believed to be true, and have never questioned whether you still believe these things today. Now you get to see how easy it is to change your mind.
There is confusion around the difference between feelings and emotions, so let’s clear this at the outset: emotions are associated with bodily reactions that are activated through neurotransmitters and hormones released by the brain, whereas feelings are the conscious experience of emotional reactions. Emotions are controlled by the levels of different different chemicals in your brain (hence why you learn about the anatomy of the brain first). Here you will get to learn all about the chemicals that produce certain emotions in the body, and you will learn how to manage the chemical production in your body through various techniques, and tried and tested methods.
loving yourself masterclass
As individuals, we often morph into someone we are not. We lose sight of who we are, and try to become someone that everyone likes. This is destructive and driven by a desire to fit in and belong. You need to stand in your own confidence and truth. There is no need to hide yourself from you or the world. There are very clear reasons why this happens, which we will cover and release in this module.
This module is going to take you on a path of freedom from wrongful to correct thinking. From operating from fear, greed, anger, hurt, selfishness or any other form of bias, criticism or prejudgment, to learning how to see the mind and thoughts for what they are. They contribute to your idea of failure or success. Change is the only constant in life – we need to constantly evolve to becoming better beings.
Creativity happens in the mind, and it is for this very purpose that this module comes at the end of this program. You first need to identify with who you are, then you need to correct wrongful thinking and doings, and only then will you have a clear slate to co-creating a life that is successful, fun and adventurous. You are an integral part of the whole. Creativity is intelligence having fun – Albert Einstein.
To have the furthest reach, to make your message accessible to as many people as possible, you have to have an online presence. There is simply no way around this. AGORA offers masterclasses and online courses, all tailored to meet specific individual needs. They focus on:
Your most important teacher is your own inner guide; your gut instinct. You are intuitive and wise, and have the answers you are looking for. It is about learning to tune into your own inner wisdom and following the path that resonates with you. If it brings you calm and peace, embrace it. If it fills you with fear or doubt, leave it be.