First of all... stay away from places that have been blown up by Instagram, like Devil's Bridge. Unfortunately, the same thing is happening to our beloved Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock and Merry Go Round. But don't worry... Sedona is known as the place of a thousand secrets. Also, Sedona isn't called "the most beautiful place on Earth" for no reason! Most tourists are wanting easy access to amazing places. But thankfully, the far more beautiful places are secretly hidden. The old saying goes, the best things come to those who work for it. Let me tell you... 99% of people who come to Sedona never see the real beauty of Sedona. When you get off trail and explore... that's when Sedona comes alive. Get ready to be blown away! These hidden dramatic places are the real reason why Sedona got its name as being the most beautiful place on Earth. But to be honest... you would never have time to find these places without a good guide to help you there. They are just too secret, and thankfully so. Visiting these special destinations gives a very spiritual experience. Just imagine... you are the only one there, so you are able to fully enjoy it and take in the beauty without competing with other tourists. Nitzia and I learned over the years... in order to get the best from our trips to new places, we always find a good guide. That way, we're not wasting our precious time. Best of all, we're not having to deal with any tourists. Nitzia and I have been guiding in Sedona for years and know the best places. We love seeing the expression on peoples faces when they see these special locations. We love sharing this experience with couples. That's why we have focused on making our photography an experience rather than just a session. We hear all the time that it's one of the best experiences they've ever had. We take pride in this because we feel we're making a real difference in peoples lives. Best of all, we're giving them memories professionally captured they can share and have forever!
Why you need to be intermittent fasting, and why I never eat breakfast...
Reason 1: When you fast, you create an Epigenetic Effect. This means, 'above genes'. In other words, if you were born with bad genes, fasting turns off the bad genes and help turn on the good genes hid deep in your Genetic strands. This means you live longer, are healthier and can resist more diseases.
Reason 2: You create Autophagy when you fast. What this means is you get the junk out of the trunk sort of speak. Autophagy is recycling all of the bad dead cells in your body into new ones, which make you LOOK YOUNGER. When you're eating throughout the day, your body never gets a chance to do this because it's spending all its energy trying to digest the food constantly in your body you've been consuming. Imagine always having your colon full of food and never getting a chance to clean itself out and rejuvenate. When you're eating 3 meals a day and maybe even snacking in between, your body doesn't get a chance to create Autophagy. This is so stressful to your body, so start fasting!
Reason 3: Decreased Inflammation: When you're fasting... it gives your body time to heal and clean itself out. Inflammation is the beginning of all diseases. So what this means is you are dramatically decreasing your risk of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, viruses and the list goes on and on!
Reason 4: Increased Antioxidants! You get antioxidants from eating colorful foods, but your body can also make them. When you're fasting, your body starts producing more antioxidants, which protects you against oxidation, aging and pollution.
Reason 5: You become LESS hungry. When you're fasting, your body finally gets a chance to start burning the energy from the fat in your body. But when you're eating 3 meals a day, your body doesn't get this opportunity. Fat is your most efficient form of energy, so when your body switches to running off your own fat instead of constantly trying to live off and digest all the carbs and protein you're eating, then your body becomes efficient and you become less hungry... able to do more while thinking more clearly.
There are so many benefits of fasting. These are just a few of the reasons why I never eat breakfast. This would be breaking my fast from the night before. Skipping breakfast increases my fasting time, so I never eat before 1pm. Quite often, I wait till supper time, which means I only had one meal that day. This lifestyle allows me to hike all day without any problems whatsoever. In other words, I feel like Superman on this diet!
There are so many benefits of Intermittent Fasting. Bottom line... your health depends on it!
We all have dreams in life that seem impossible to achieve or out of reach. When
Nitzia and I started our Photography business, we had to do every kind of work under the sun in order to survive (many months working 7 days a week, at least 12 hours a day). No one knew us and it seemed ridiculously impossible of ever becoming full time photographers. Fast forward seven years later, and now we can hardly keep up with all the business. We get clients from all over the country seeking out our unique experiences. You see... the first step opened the door to the second step which kept opening doors to where we are now. But we had to take that first step even though our dream of making it in Photography seemed crazy at the time. It was really tough for several years. But God honored our diligence and hard work. God has blessed us with this awesome opportunity to give people these amazing experiences in the beautiful Sedona red rocks... and we are so grateful to Him!