epicself "Where ever we are, it's are friends that make our world." It's been an exciting and super packed first day of reconnecting with many dear friends here at the #LNC2015 in LA. Receiving big warm welcome hugs from @andrew7sealy @koyawebb @ediblegoddess felt SO wonderful. I've missed their shining souls @davidavocadowolfe's Longevity Now Conference draws thousands from all over the world to converge for one powerful three day weekend of cutting edge nutrition, health and wellness information. Dozens of the planets best superfood companies offer up their goodies to the eager attendees on the conference floor as well. Did I mention there is a tonic elixir bar serving up huge superfood icecreams, and cacao tonic smoothies? Let's just say I'm in THE mecca for raw super foodies. So much fun! We are like kids in a candy store!
I've written several articles over the last four years covering the event for my blog and other online and print media outlets. I couldn't wait to hit the ground running with my notebook, and camera in hand today. This years line up is incredible. From @richroll, to @DrAmen, to @DrMercola, to @NadineArtemis, David Wolfe, and many more!
Stay tuned. This is by far my favorite health and wellness conference of the year. I'll be sharing a lot of new information from the leading experts over the next two days. Of course I'll do my best to capture some of the shenanigans that unravel when this many high vibe people gather in one stellar location.
Are you coming to LNC?!
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epicself Untether. Drift into possibility. Explore your inner world. Discover new perspectives. Immerse in epic living. Sooth and nourish your souls deepest desires. Awaken to what could be... 10h
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  •   148alej This pic look fantastic, hope the water is warm and calm 7h
  •   danielle.diva @epicself Hi Amber! I love ur IG posts! I'm getting married at Punto de Vista, Manuel Antonio July 14, 2015! Would love to take one of ur yoga classes the week I'm there :) 4h
  •   naturallywithally @epicself Amber, it was wonderful running into you today. I'm the Ally who was asking you about the fellowship and we were connecting over following our passions and nutrition. Meeting you was one of my highlights from today at the LNC! Hope to see you tomorrow :) 3h
  •   epicself @naturallywithally hey Ally! So great to meet you! I'll be here all day tomorrow. I'll see you on the floor 1h
  •   epicself @danielle.diva Hey beautiful! I will be in Manuel Antonio during your visit. Email me at amber@epicself.com and we can align days and times. I excited for you! 1h
  •   epicself @148alej 80 degree water 1h

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epicself Goodbye my love. I will miss you dearly, but new horizons are calling, eager to be explored. Two months. That's it. I will miss the long walks on your beaches and playing in your perfect warm waves. I will long for the calls of the howler monkeys and toucans. The wild free energy of the rainforest and the abundant magical synchronicities. Los Angeles is my next stop for the entire month of May. June on the islands of Thailand. I will be back. I promise. You will always be home 🌎 photo credit: @tony_f 1d

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epicself "Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” - Jim Rohn
It's nearing the end of the week and you're probably already planning what fun you'll have this weekend. Thinking its a good idea to just throw all of your self discipline out the window.....Remember, these are just thoughts. Don't let them turn into actions. Don't miss the chance to sweat, smile, release stress, and push to your edges. Flex your will power muscle daily and you'll soon crave your mat time. You'll never regret working in your body, getting grounded, connected, open, aligned and clear in the mind. If you are tired, go move! Movement doesn't lie. Tap into your bodies inherent wisdom and get into the zone. When you don't want to practice is often when you need it most. Show up for yourself. Go anyway. Don't waste another day wishing for change, make it happen. Discipline creates freedom photo credit: @tony_f
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epicself Ginger Sesame "Fried Rice" made with heart of palm, cauliflower, bell pepper, broccoli, purple cabbage, and buckets of love from @livinglightforcecuisine. An easy, light and filling dish perfect as a snack, side or main meal.
Grab a food processor and pulse the above ingredients into rice size pieces. For a simple and delicious dressing add a thumb of ginger, fresh lemon or lime juice, handful of cilantro or parsley, and 1/4 cup coconut meat to a blender. Whip up the dressing and massage it into the rice. Top with a sprinkle of black sesame seeds. No cooking or frying necessary. I know there will be a lot of light organic raw vegan dishes like this in Thailand! One month and counting
Grab some chop sticks and dig in with me. There is plenty and sharing is caring. Eat light, Be the light
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epicself Mermaid yogis take flight! We did it! And what a beautiful journey to the heart. 10 days ago we embarked with @dashamalove and her @pranashama yoga method for six intense training days followed by her four day SUP Yoga Certification. As a co-creator with Dashama and @starboardsup ambassador I taught a variety of fusion classes, produced the experience, and was a student being brand new to her style.
And while its a lot of work to keep all the balls in the air, the fulfillment from helping others awaken and elevate their authentic most epic self is worth every ounce of sweat equity.
The lessons learned and personal revelations attained through retreats and teacher training programs abroad is like nothing else. The hours upon hours of daily yoga classes are just a piece of the transformation pie. The fear breakthroughs out in the ocean, the ah-ha moments in conversations over meals, and hiking through the rainforest to the beach, are often the places the magic unfolds. The new connections with others, the planet, and ourselves remains nestled in our hearts as we part ways. Empowered with the tools and motivation to continue expanding and evolving.
My only hope is that our guests fully absorb their beautiful dance with pura vida and shine that light back into their own communities. I have no doubt they will! ️Sending my deep gratitude and love to @tony_f for his brillant photography, @livinglightforcecuisine for his superb superfood creations, @missadachi @sarallovee and @conscious_hustle for their countless contributions and support. I love you all and look forward to future adventures 🌎
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epicself Get the green glow! The number one radiant skin secret is LOTS of green juice. This vibrant liquid sunshine nourishes, cleanses and hydrates your buzzing happy cells. For even more glow reduce or eliminate your use of chemical laden cosmetics and skin care products. Also, reduce or eliminate processed sugar, fried foods, dairy, wheat and all GMO's from your diet.
I personally had horrible acne from age 11-20. Only when I completely stopped eating dairy and processed sugar did my skin heal and begin to radiate. Going raw vegan and juicing daily rapidly healed my scars and lifetime of UV skin damage.
Sip on sunshine! Celebrate the Earth every meal. Everyday is Earth Day 🌎 Double tap if you agree! Recipe by @livinglightforcecuisine photo by @tony_f
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epicself Do you believe that you are destined for more? Do you have a vision of yourself that is out of alignment with where you are now? Do you wish you could share your gifts with the world and get paid to do so?

I am excited to share my story, along with 20 other empowered and extremely successful women, to help you create a business that supports the lifestyle of your dreams. The Conscious Entreprenuer Online Summit, created and hosted by Meagan Ruppert, begins tomorrow and it's free for only a limited time.
This groundbreaking series will show you how to stop wishing for what you want so that you can go out and get it! In this series, you’ll learn how to: - Liberate yourself from someone else’s definition of success
- Use your intuition to create abundance
- Identify your purpose
- Realize and begin to own your power
- Shift your mindset to get what you want
- Use fear as a GPS system
- Rebound from failure to come back stronger than ever
- Inspire others to follow their hearts

Reserve your free seat now and learn how to stop dreaming and start embodying your grand vision. Pura vida! Link to register is: http://theconsciousentreprenuersummit.com/azuc

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epicself Pesto Avocado Kale Pizza! After a sun soaked day SUP paddling we all crash landed in our chairs to chow down this veggie packed pizza with flaxseed sundried tomato crust. We have left overs Who wants a piece?! _______________________________
Recipe by @livinglightforcecuisine by @tony_f @pranashama
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epicself A flower does not think of competing with another flower, it just blooms.
Sandy hollow back handstand play with the beautiful @dashamalove. Only one more day left in her @pranashama teacher training and SUPYoga certification here in Manuel Antonio. I can't believe it's flown by so fast! The tan lines will fade, but the memories won't photo credit: @tony_f
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epicself Reach like you mean it. Press through the ball of the foot, lift the toes, extend through every finger. Breathe into the space between the ribs. Find new space. Explore your edges. Expand in every direction like the star that you are! Photo credit: @tony_f Shorts by @teekigram 4d

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epicself Find your adventure. Release your wild. See with new eyes. Go with all of your heart. Float free in the eternal sea of your souls compass.
SUP Yoga Certification, taught by @dashamalove, is in full throttle action! We took the group of yoga instructors to the gorgeous Nahomi park cove over the last two days to practice sequencing on the boards and review water safety techniques. Tomorrow we hit main beach! Islands, turquoise warm waves, vinyasa bliss, and so much more awaits. I can hardly sleep in anticipation, but my body is uber sore and eager for a massage. It's lights out for me! Sleep tight and dream big photo credit goes to the AMAZING @tony_f
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epicself Ripe Papaya boat stuffed with coconut banana bites dusted with Vitamineral Green superfood powder. THIS is by far my favorite breakfast yet by @livinglightforcecuisine Dean. My body loves simple. I typically eat mono meals of papaya or banana vitamineral green nice cream every morning. Over all these years I've learned my digestion functions optimally with less complexity. Though my tastebuds might enjoy being dazzled, my belly has a different agenda.
Poor food combining (ie. mixing fruit and fats) causes gas, bloating, indigestion and candida. When in doubt, simplify. Our bodies have been over sensationalized most of our lives with processed junk foods. When we return to a whole foods plant based diet the taste buds shift radically and crave simplicity. Have you experienced this yourself?
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  •   re3life Yummy 4d
  •   stringer79 @sunshine_and_abs how good does this look!! U need to plant a pawpaw tree in your yard!! Yum!! 4d
  •   carlyboos @kileymac NOM gonna try this but thought it was broccoli at first 4d
  •   marmushika It is a beautiful picture and nice description of the simple food eating. But with a real job in a real city this is only could be an eating option "for vacation". I don't want to sound mean, just wanted to rind that there is "other" life as well, outside warm country and beach. 3d
  •   epicself @marmushika I live in downtown San Francisco for 9 years. I was raw vegan for 5 years during that time. I'm not quite sure what you consider a real job in a real city, but it sounds like you are making excuses for your lack of discipline. 3d
  •   epicself Lived* 3d
  •   marytothabeth Looooove Health Force 10h

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epicself Traction Twist! Your spine will absolutely adore this therapeutic AcroYoga pose. Your organs receive a great massage, plus the brain gets a rush of rich oxygenated blood. Inversions, in general, are wonderful for the health and longevity of your joints. Hanging from a friend makes it that much more fun and creative. It's amazing how much you can increase mobility and release stress from the body with simple bone stacking. Want to try this?! Tag a buddy and give it a go mañana.
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epicself “Grant me the strength to focus this week, to be mindful and present, to serve with excellence, to be a force of love.” ― Brendon Burchard

Remember your innate brilliance and the infinite ocean of love within. All that you have experienced in your life, all of the triumphs and struggles, have shaped you and prepared you for this vital moment. All you will ever need to manifest and create your epic lifestyle is already in your heart. Quiet the mind, step out of your own way, and charge forward with passion and purpose. Do your best with your breath and forget the rest. Let go of your need to judge, control and possess. Give love, receive love. Share your radiant presence with the world 🌎 Don't be shy. We need your beautiful contribution. We need each other to elevate consciousness. Together we rise! Happy #mindfulmonday everyone! Photo credit: @tony_f
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epicself My kind of Big Mac The perfect grand finale to a jam packed day on the water with our #SUPYoga teacher trainees. This is a raw vegan Sprouted Quinoa Burger stacked high with onion rings, spicy BBQ sauce, guacamole, zucchini garlic fries and a mixed green side salad. You made our tastebuds dance once again @livinglightforcecuisine! I can't wait for what else you have up your sleeve.
Now it's time for bed and beauty sleep. We have three more days of intense training to go and need all of the deep zzzz's, energizing eats and meditation we can get. ️What was the highlight of your weekend?! Photo credit: @tony_f
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epicself I am adaptable like a chameleon. I thrive in problem solving and finding ease in any and all daily stressors. I act instead of react. Able to flow like water under pressure through the most turbulent of storms. I am a spiritual warrior and light worker. I greet every experience with my heart and eyes wide open. I am here to learn. I am here to heal. I am here to teach. I am here to evolve. I am here to change the world. I believe in and love myself unconditionally. I dance my souls expression. I share my passion for life and unique gifts with the world freely. I am worthy of living my dreams. I am beautiful, fearless, and limitless. I am love. I am Amber. My mantra. 5d

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epicself Soul soothing Sunday sound healing with the Tibet singing bowls. Each bowl rings a tone and frequency that aligns with each chakra in the body. Laying in meditation the waves of sound clear stagnant energy blocks. We fell into a peaceful trance and upon waking felt completely renewed and refreshed, like we had slept for a week! Sound is powerful. Music is medicine Have you tried playing a singing bowl or experienced this ceremony before? Tag someone you know would love this experience. --------
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epicself Green smoothie glowing sunbeams! Happy high vibes galore. Cheers to your epic health. Pura vida and namaste from our retreat family to yours 6d

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epicself Almost there! Scorpion practice with @dashamalove is so much easier than using a wall. One of my goals is to touch my toes to my head one day alone, but until then I'm adoring the journey. I work hard to reach my physical and mental edges, but keep my practice light and fun. Ego and self defeating thoughts have no place here on my mat. The challenge is to balance the ego who wants to push harder, faster and stronger, while honoring and listening to the body. I've had far too many overuse and acute injuries thanks to my ego and refuse to let it rule my mat time. ️Ego has a place, but needs to be tamed by the spirit️ Double tap if you want to try this! Tag someone who you can try this partner yoga pose with today 6d

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