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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 18, 2018 4:49 PM (UTC)
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UUUUUUUGH!! I’m mixing up my originally planned layout bcs I’m pretty sure I’ve dislocated my patella or jacked it up in some way and THIS was the shot I took that originally sent me reeling in pain as I stood from my easy to get into deep squat. I stood and felt and heard (even over these stormy waves) a POP and then felt searing pain that made me dizzy. It passed after a few minutes and then I carefully hopped (aka: hobbled/slid) off the rocks as the tide came back in and then just walked it off. I’ve had a tiny tinge of pain since but nothing crazy and always inconsistent so I didn’t think much of it but LAST NIGHT while running to grab a sweat towel for my sweaty beast body before Barre on one step I felt a POP, *knee goes all unstable* and then wo any pain, POP POP with every step I took... 😫 It feels WEIRD AS SHIT and unstable and it’s still popping and sleep didn’t magically heal it (heh) and in flexion hurts in the back. Ugh...ugh... UUUUUUUGH!!! I was JUST getting back to a level of activity I was super stoked on too. Sooo... yeah... that happened. Im seeing my knee doc on Wed and I just got REALLY stoked I just got a new car on NYE that isn’t manual. And here I thought it was lame to drive an automatic... not when you have a fucked up left knee it’s not! 😜 Aaaaaannyyyway... worth it? 🤷🏻‍♀️

Btw... this wave about drenched these guys and they moved immediately after I took this. 😂





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 17, 2018 8:22 PM (UTC)
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I LOVE FOG!! You want to know what’s crazy tho? This is 2nd Beach, which is JUST around the corner from 1st Beach, which is right on the other side of that rock face you can kinda sorta not really see. 1st Beach was sunny and bright and as soon as I started traversing down the gorgeous path towards this beach I just got more and more enveloped in this smouldering chilled fog. There were only 2 other guys out here at low tide trying to snap pics of the tide pools... another reason I love the PNW coast during the winter time... it feeds my introverted soul so hard!





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:55 AM (UTC)
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I’ve gotten off my roll... life can do that sometimes, break the good rolls we start in the most unexpected of ways. Most of what I’ve been processing is still feeling a bit too raw, too intimate, not quite just personal and shareable at the moment. I do want to talk about it though... death... grief... addiction... numbing... drugs... spirituality and the utter humanness of it all, of us, but for now, here’s one of my fave places on one of my fave kinda days. It’s the kind of place that makes me feel most alive, most connected and also feel completely insignificant and humbled while standing among the enormity of this life sustaining place. We exist... because she exists. Without her, we are nothing and I am thankful for these days I get that reminder.





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 10, 2018 7:27 PM (UTC)
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THIS... THIS is one of my fave sights ever! For the full effect you need to imagine the smell of the chilled, crisp morning air as you happen upon the sight of majestic trees lightly dusted w the dissipating morning dewy fog as the sun bursts through the cracks of the dense forest. 🤤 So good!!!





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 10, 2018 5:25 AM (UTC)
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A lady... in her natural environment. ❤️🌲.

So I WAS going to try to be silly and do my best David Attenborough w describing this scene but that chicken roasting from earlier zapped me of all the things!!! (I added it as a story highlight so you can see my 1st experience roasting a chicken).

So anyway, @casey.be and I were meandering through this lovely frosted wonderland and I saw a patch of barren glassy trees and I said, “I WANT TO GO IIIIIINNNN THERE!” At that spot it wasn’t quite feasible but then we went a bit further and found THIS!! There was a gentle and lovely stream cascading down the earth and there was this really comforting warmth that just seemed to envelop us when we went into the thick of it, almost out of sight from those on the path. “It’s like they are hugging us!” Casey exclaimed. Hugging trees... that’s the magicalness we found on the first day of 2018. 🤗🌲





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 7, 2018 8:30 PM (UTC)
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New Years Day tradition has gone strong 2 yrs in a row! Ha! I got to test out my new baby, Frankie the Sube, and she’s a BEAST on the ice, and walk amongst the frost covered trees w one of my fave humans.
User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 5, 2018 3:58 AM (UTC)
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You know what I did... i lied in that last pic! Ha! Accidentally I swear! It’s just when you have so many beautiful but slightly diff days after another you mix em up! I was pretty comfy sitting there watching the water change color w the sky. Heh... and look at that water!! I get hypnotized by waves... always.





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 3, 2018 6:00 PM (UTC)
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For those from the PNW we relish in the stormy winters of our coastal lands. We don’t go to the beach to bask in the sun while sipping drinks w tiny umbrellas, we go to feel the force of nature in our bones. We dip our toes in chilled sand and frigid waters, we feel the bite on our face as the wind whips around us from all directions, we breath in the fine particles of the frosty sea into our nose and we exhale the fleeting warmth as it leaves our body. I booked my vaca wanting/expecting the wispy fog, the music of rain hitting the metal roof and instead I got ALL THE THINGS!!! For an hour I sat on one of the roots of a massive piece of drift wood w the same amount of clothing I’d wear to trudge out into the snow and I FROZE in the blustery wind while my eyes feasted on the wonders of what Mother Nature magically does to our skies and it was so worth it! ❄️❤️🌊🌬🌅





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 2, 2018 6:37 PM (UTC)
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I LURV TREEEEEES... and FOOOOG! Trees n fog = winning combo.

Btw, this will be another image we edit together in the Snapseed training I’m going to resume creating once the snot has left my face. Well either this or one of the others from this series. My lil vaca gave me the opportunity to dive back into what I love doing most, making, what I think, are pretty images. ❤️





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Jan 1, 2018 3:45 PM (UTC)

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I flipped off 2017 in my last picture but despite the fact our country and world felt like it was a perpetual dumpster fire of shit stinking insanity, my year... was pretty fucking awesome. I don’t mean it wasn’t filled w challenges and heart aches bcs it certainly was but it was the first year after all this work in dismantling myself and healing from SO MUCH ANCIENT PAIN that I got to taste and feel and smoulder in the fruits of all of that. And let me tell you, it’s fucking glorious! The last half of this year has been one of the most amazing yet and even during the first half I’m so proud of all the work I did to shift my own unhealthy cycles and patterns.

So last night, on a whim, my dear friend Eric suggested we go swim, which we do regularly all year. I whipped together a TP and soapbox effigy of myself (I’ve burned effigies most year after 2009 when I learned of the practice when I spent quite a bit of time in Ancon Peru), got all bundled, picked him up in my new adventure ride (Frankie the Sub) and while he did his private ceremony I did mine and as my cedar bundle of a head smouldered I took off my clothes and eased into the black frigid waters w an almost full moon w a MASSIVE moon dog over my head, and I washed away whatever hadn’t been released yet. It was the warmest I’ve ever felt while swimming in near freezing temps and it. was. PERFECTION!

Happy New Year everyone. May 2018 be a year of continued awakening, healing and love. ❤️🙏🏼🥓




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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 31, 2017 9:12 PM (UTC)
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Many of you know I’m a professional intuitive on the side and well... an intuitive always. My super power(s) is a wee bit o clairvoyance (clear seeing - 6th chakra), w a dash o clairsentience (clear feeling - 2nd chakra), a big heaping fucking shit ton of claircognizance (clear knowing - 7th) w a smidge of clairaudience (clear hearing - 5th chakra). Yes I could read you like a book and no I’m not going to unless you pay me. (Side note- wo fail if I tell someone what I can do they ALWAYS RESPOND w, “are you reading me right now?! What am I thinking!?”) I tell people the difference between a trained intuitive and an untrained one is a trained one SHUTS THAT SHIT OFF! :) Meaning... trained intuitives have boundaries, really fucking strong ones too... we need to for our own sanity.

So my ex asked me once, “have you used your abilities to talk to the trees?” I actually hadn’t at that point so now I have a few times since she asked. You know what I love about hearing nature? She doesn’t mince words and I think some would like to think she’s crying or emotional about what’s going on but she’s not. She told me (the tree I specifically asked but when I listened/felt the ones you see here I heard the rumbling hum of ALL the things working together, which was pretty fucking dope so you know, it’s all connected so when I ask one tree everything responds), “if I die, you die.” That’s it... simple truth.

Bye 2017!! 👋🏼🖕🏼😜❤️🙏🏼




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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 30, 2017 2:58 AM (UTC)

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Did I mention I’m in the process of creating a comprehensive online training for editing w basically the only app I use, Snapseed? It will include images we can all tinker with, like this one, and give peeps info on every tool available, what those tools are capable of, I’ll share my own editing workflow AND show some more advanced stuff some people may not even realize exists as a feature! I’m pretty stoked and so far it’s been fun recording the videos after SO MUCH TRIAL/ERROR w mics! I’m still tinkering w the curriculum too but slowly it’s coming along. It’s also made me go out more and do what I love most! For me shooting is only half of the full process I love so much, editing is where I really zone and feel my creativity really has an avenue to shine.

If ya wanna be updated via email and be one of the first to get the program at a discounted rate when I’m done and it’s live, go to the link in my bio and drop me a message on my website. 😍




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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 28, 2017 9:06 PM (UTC)
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Man... I got so yucky sick at Xmas and it made me sad but you know what, I still had the best time w my fam as I slogged my exhausted feeling body around. Going to a trampoline gym w 4 lil ones under the age of 7 was prob one of my highlights, and the snowball fight in the front yard w all the kiddos, and seeing Q be in falling snow for the first time ever, and holding bebes, and seeing my sisters new house, and helping Thias w his new buildy thing I got him, and having my mom help me w my fucked up looking gluten free cinnamon rolls that ended up turning out just as amazing as Kyra’s (cupcake war winner x4 or something), and shooting the penis off a zombie w Gar using some crazy semi-automatic rifle that kept jamming, and holding bebes (did I already say that) and eating all the delicious food my mom so lovingly made (homemade marshmallows for homemade hot chocolate!?!). My sister said something to me as I was downstairs near the beginning of the weekend when I was still filled w vigor and excitement vs snot, “who is this Christmas loving, excited Jess?! Normally you’re so grumpy.” Never had a statement made me feel so great and so awful at the same time. Great because all this fucking work I’ve been doing on myself, it’s showing, it’s impacting how I show up w those I love most and THAT feels amazing. My Ayahuasca guides even told us before we left, “don’t worry about sharing your excitement about all you’ve gleamed w others... they won’t be able to meet you where you’re at w this. Just take the lessons and integrate them. Your growth will do more to those impacted through your integrated actions vs your words anyway.” That statement made me realize it’s all working. The sadness... in realizing how much of an emotional drain I’ve probably been and I didn’t know how else to be with all I was repressing but w all this releasing I’m feeling lighter, more joyous, accepting, understanding and loving. Feeling sad about NOT being that for so long... just another realization to acknowledge, feel and release. Here’s to more acceptance, less repression, more feeling, more acceptance and more... love! ❤️





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 22, 2017 5:19 PM (UTC)
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You know what I feel SUPER fortunate to be able to say, with a pure heart and complete truth, that I’m spending this Christmas with my favorite people on this earth, my family. It’s been 11 years since we were all together for Christmas, celebrating at our childhood home, the place where my mom still lives. Back in 2006 it was a smaller family, just my sisters, my partner at the time and me, and my mom and step dad and now... it’s me, my two sisters and their partners, 6 kids between the 2 of them w one cooking away in my youngest sisters uterus and my mom and step dad. I’m so happy we can all be together and I can also say w a pure heart and complete honesty that to utter the words, “these are my favorite people on this earth,” has taken A TON OF WORK... 100% work on me, myself and I. My other family members have done their own healing in their own way but for me to sit here and feel this way, is due to all I have confronted and healed. Healing this familial connection has been my literal life’s work the past 2 years and it’s been the most rewarding work I’ve ever done. If we were to factor my dad into this it would grow in complication exponentially but... I’m not so we’ll just keep it simple this holiday. 😜❤️ 🙋🏻‍♀️🤰🏼🤱🏻🙋🏻‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️👴🏻🧓🏻👶🏻👶🏻👧🏼👦🏻👦🏻👦🏼





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 21, 2017 4:20 PM (UTC)

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When I got out to the coast my initial instinct was to see just how much I could do or see in the week I had out there. I mean, it’s not like I’m in this part of WA state often. Just as quickly as I started thinking that I caught myself, “oh Jess... vacationing like a typical American I see.” There’s this thing we Americans like to do bcs we have such limited vacation time - SEE AS MUCH AS WE CAN AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN (unless we’re just drinking by a pool) amiright?! The one bad thing about my job is I’ll never have more than 2 weeks a year of disconnected time and many more are the same. Btw... for any of your Europeans who like to complain about your 6 week holidays, we’d all like to throat punch you. 😜 There’s something that I learned while living abroad tho... for me anyway... the slow absorption of my surroundings (EXPERIENCING) was exponentially more satisfying and soul filling than traveling like a maniac to SEE as much as I could. So instead of wanting to drive into the Hoh to get rained on or up to Ozette to hike a triangle or further north to the most North Western spot in the US, I spent a week traveling no more than 5 miles (I mean I had to drive 11 to get to Rialto, which is coming up next, but it was a mile north of where I was, just w some impassable water that would’ve had to have been crossed). All that meditation got into my bones. 😍🧘🏻‍♀️ Now before I pack my car again, this time to go see my fave humans on this earth, I’ll leave you all w a gift... I took this time lapse in normal real time too, sat there and meditated on the sounds for 20 min and stopped it. The video is forward AND backwards (bcs that shit is hypnotic) and I recorded it for my own future zone out while construction happens all around me and for the lil twins so they have (or more like Jacqui and Dawson) more variety in their white noise soothing pleasure. Maybe some of you would enjoy some nature while surrounded by concrete you can’t presently escape. 😍 link in my bio!!





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 19, 2017 9:20 PM (UTC)

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I’m not even joking you guys! I sat on the biggest piece of drift wood I’ve ever seen for HOURS and just watched the shifts in the morning light in the waves, the clouds, on the islands. I closed my eyes and listened to the different sounds the ocean makes. Did you guys realize it sounds like it’s breathing? As the water recedes back into the whole and the water collects into what becomes the wave it sounds a bit like an open mouth slow gasp for breath and as the wave crashes it sounds like a forceful exhale? Don’t even get me started on the magic of the sound of receding water on sand covered in river rocks! •
Where do you guys find yourselves slowing down and observing your environment in levels of depth and clarity you don’t normally reserve for the rest of your life?





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User Image jessuckapow Posted: Dec 19, 2017 4:01 AM (UTC)

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I just returned from my first actual solo vacation since I lived in India. I mean a disconnected, by myself, VACATION. Meditation retreats are NOT a vacation... just FYI. 😜 I was curious/slightly worried how long it would take to settle in from my life, which isn’t necessarily busy but I have so much responsibility w my 3 buildings and I know I put too much of my tenants lives on my own shoulders, which in some respects makes me the caring manager I am, which many appreciate and they tell me, but I know there is a balance between being a loving and caring manager and giving so much of myself that I’m depleted. I’m tested and asked daily to own a lot of that which is not mine and while I have many caring tenants who get it there are those who just don’t care and will try to suck as much out of me as they can so it’s a constant practice in boundary setting. I know there’s a balance in there and I am always tinkering around to find it. If I can find it w my clients I give VERY personal and deeply intimate intuitive readings too, I know can find it w my tenants.
So this was FOR ME and FOR ME alone and I was surprised to find myself sinking into some of the old, deep in my bones, slow, intentional, conscious habits I had when I lived the life of a super chill nomad in the most chaoticly quiet country 4 1/2 years ago. The first night on that rugged PNW coast as I enveloped myself in the darkness that can’t be attained in any city, w the pounding waves as my perpetual slumbering soundtrack, I found myself in a place of stillness and calm and it felt like such a gift, one that didn’t take any time, really, to receive. It’s the kind of space where instead of needing to walk on the beach to be content, I can just sit in one place for hours and watch the water in wonder, reflecting on its strength as my awareness lingers to the massive drift wood from where I sit and recognising its placement likely was due to the strength and violence of this powerful force that slips between my fingers as I try to hold her. I sank into that familiar peace and calm with as much ease as the tides rise and fall. Halle-fuckin-lujah!!