My name is Annabel Ruffell and I am the founder of Journey for Earth, a global awareness company committed to inspiring change for humanity, the environment and animals, one choice at a time.
A friend introduced me to Jules and her wonderful, colorful food blogging site. I love that she has this beautifully creative connection with food and making healthy eating a joyful lifestyle. Yes it is possible within our busy lives!
Jules Blaine Davis inspires and nourishes people to reconnect with their kitchen, their food story and their hunger for beauty. She is cooking up a culture where we connect with our food in a new way; redefining what nourishes us and teaching us how to cook local, delicious and simple food inside our busy lives. Jules is a food writer/poet, a kitchen healer, mama to two zen masters (ocean and beauty) and on most days, she is funny. You can find her musings on motherhood & beauty, simple recipes, finds at the farmers market and more on her blog www.julesblainedavis.com. You can also follow her daily food inspiration on instagram @julesbdavis.
Jules has seasonal classes in her kitchen called miracles.
She also comes to you for one-on-one cooking sessions and consultations.
You can see a list of Jules services at www.julesblainedavis.bigcartel.com
1) What Journey are You on?
The first thought that comes to mind is what journey am I not on!!!? I feel like I am on a million journeys like so many colorful wires all braided, knotted and aligned in some beautiful mess all going in the same direction. We are in a time where the opportunity to be passionate, inspired and connected is all around us, it’s in every moment, to how long we keep the faucet on to what socks we wear to how we parent, how we educate, what we eat…pick your passion! In our normal day to day, every decision we make seems to lead to a journey we are on, let alone something outside the home or outside ourselves. With that said, my journey is one of connection, nourishment, beauty, growing out from under resistance and fear, changing patterns that no longer serve me, living inside a vulnerable & intimate experience, beginning a conversation with joy and creating a culture that is inspired to nourish with beauty and be free of the noise inside.
My journey is a creative movement, where so many of those colorful wires converge and converse to exchange ideas & thoughts, building something that can teach us a better, more efficient and loving way to live.
2) What has been one of your greatest challenges over the years, either with the work that you do or in another area of your life, and how did you overcome it?
So many challenges!! There a lot of those too! I would say one of my challenges is balance. Time is so precious at this phase in my life. Sometimes it feels like I am trying to balance a circus act with 2 kids, parenting with empathy, my marriage, my work, self-care, my health, the dog, participating in the schools and the list goes on and on and on… I feel like it’s a practice in terms of overcoming it. I have definitely not overcome it yet! I am open to suggestions though! I just breathe, put one foot in front of the other and try to listen for what is most needed in each day. Some days the kids really need me, some days my body really needs me and then there are days where there are so many needs i can hardly keep up. I guess it’s a practice in listening to our amazing intuitive nature which I try to make the space to hear. I think it’s a universal motherhood piece, I can feel all the mamas nodding there heads in agreement!
3) What is your greatest hope for our planet at this time?
My greatest hope for the planet is that we create the space for mama earth to find her natural rhythm again. I am sure it’s a complete fantasy with how much destruction has already been done (in such a short period of time) to our air, our oceans, our soil and our world. My hope is that we begin to make the space in our own day to day lives, creating, listening to our connection (or lack there of) to our individual rhythms then perhaps it will create a ripple effect toward all that has been lost. My greatest hope is that we begin to cook with our own hands, gather from our local sources, become aware and inspired by what we put in and on our bodies, being empowered and emotionally intelligent and creating community when it comes to ‘making a living.’ I hope for beauty to always inspire, where we are connected to our priorities, our values and to all that we depend on. May we begin the conversation of our wires making decisions from our intuition, our hearts, our listening and not our fears.
What Journey are YOU on?