Part of the dashain festival is the purification of the soul. As part of a ritual all the bad ghosts and spirits that one has accumulated are banished with smoke and plain rice. Symbolic for the new beginning a patch of red rice is placed on the forehead by the eldest of the village / house. (see also previous picture) After the cleansing there is usually food and rice wine in celebration! This procedure will be repeated over and over again (in my case 6 times - yes that’s a lot of food and rice!)
Holy cow this is so far outta my comfort zone but I need the accountability! This is 3 weeks into my 8 week program! Top pics are the day I started and bottom is today. I have been far from perfect but moving forward each day! Trying to make balance my priority, loving myself and not falling off the wagon when I slip up. This is a journey not a destination! My mind makes my think there isn’t much change but that’s just it trying to get the best of me! Going to keep pushing forward and see what happens in 3 more weeks! The time will pass anyways so might as well be the best that I can be! . #lift4#week3#lift4progresspictures progresspictures #loveyourself#beachbody#joelfreeman#journeynotdestination
Dashain Festival is one of the most important Hindu festival which is celebrated all over Nepal. Dashain honors a great conquest of the gods over the evil demons. The symbol of power, Goddess Durga is worshiped during this festival. . . Honored to have been able to participate in this big celebration in such an intimate way.
A Michigan fall morning getting started off right! I am a goal setter and am always willing to try new things on my quest for ultimate health and wellness. Unfortunately this sometimes leads me down one rabbit hole after another until I feel like I am miles away from where I am supposed to be! This week I begin my 12 week journey with @strongeru and @mattdustin and I am so excited! I was hesitant at first to hire a nutrition coach. After all, it’s who I am and what I do for other people! How lame am I to not be able to figure out my own needs! Well, after setting my ego aside (again!) I decided to give it a try. Sometimes you need outside perspective to get things heading in the right direction. #strongeru#tazotea#collagenpeptides#myfavoritemug#drinkingwater#fallmorning#lovemyview#roguerivercrossfit#jdrf#goals#healthandwellness#journeynotdestination