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By GiGi Sosnoski (Friend her on Facebook):   

"If it looks good you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But if it’s real, you’ll FEEL it." - Rob Richie

Walk your Talk

Do you lead by example? Do your actions match your words? Do you speak with integrity? We all struggle to be authentic in who we are. Being human, we each battle with our inconsistencies – like wanting to be healthy (yet eating junk food), promising to exercise (yet not moving off the couch) or claiming poverty (yet shopping till we drop)! This is the month to take a look at our words and make sure they are backed up by our actions.

We all need to be more conscious of practicing what we preach. Each of us is responsible for examining the impact our actions and words have on ourselves and our world. As individuals, we are all striving to be more authentic with who we are and how we express ourselves. No matter our occupation, we promote ourselves daily in how we think, speak, act and connect with others. Honouring our true selves, our true beliefs and our true spirit is imperative to being authentic. Define what being authentic means for you, and make the necessary changes to live in accordance with it.

May is the month for being true to ourselves: who we are, what we say and how we act. In the weeks ahead we are encouraged to focus on greater self-awareness and to be more genuine in our communications and expression of energy. We are now given the opportunity to consider ourselves more objectively: our defenses, our delights, our talents and our tirades – and how we relate to others. The more we know ourselves, and acknowledge the truth about who we are, the more power we have to make positive changes in our lives!

Mars finally going Direct in Libra shows this is a time for moving forward with better expression of our energies and more balance and harmony in our words and actions. The red planet gives us the green light this month to practice what we preach and cultivate better diplomacy, tact and moderation in how we interact and communicate with others.

What are some of the standout Astrological energies happening for us in the weeks ahead? A Full Moon in Scorpio, a New Moon in Gemini, Mars going Direct, Mercury moving into first Gemini and then Cancer, and Venus charging through Aries give us insight into the ways we can practice being authentic this month. Here’s your need-to-know AstroMotivation for May:

2 May - Venus moves into Aries - Yes, You’re All That (and more!): Greater recognition and appreciation of our talents comes as we find more assertive and confident energy for connecting with others! A new chapter of courage and strength unfolds along with greater inspiration to express our fabulous selves! In the weeks ahead we can show more interest and admiration for those in our lives as well as attracting to us what we need for greater love and creativity!

7 May - Mercury moves into Gemini -Share your thoughts: Greater curiosity, communications and socializing enable us to be more outgoing and express ourselves with greater agility! A favourable time to get the word out about who we are, what we do and how we do it! Embark now on marketing, promotion, sales or networking to share your knowledge and ideas!

14 May - Full Moon in Scorpio – Release what’s not true: This is a time of letting go, relinquishing whatever is emotionally holding us back and shedding any inauthentic parts of ourselves. This is an intense time, but a necessary one in order to get us out of the ruts and encourage transformation. Consider what you have been saying, doing or creating in your life and if it has been in keeping with the true you. If not, this is the time for casting off the old in order to make way for the new.

19 May - Mars in Libra goes Direct – Balancing your words with your actions: After 7 months of “backward” motion, the planet of activity, in the sign that represents balance, goes Direct! We now move forward with greater diplomacy, harmony and beauty in our lives and how we deal with each other. Greater creativity and the need to interact is enhanced, and so this is a perfect time to make sure you are living and communicating authentically. Just avoid vacillating between the pros and cons of taking action and passive-aggressive energy. Instead of provoking others, use your energy to express diplomacy and artistry. (Wish our world leaders could do that!)

20 May - Sun moves into Gemini – Explore Ideas: A new cycle unfolds, opening us to greater knowledge, curiosity and diversity. We now embrace a strong urge to socialize, exchange information, share thoughts, express ideas and communicate in more interesting and versatile ways! This is a great time for working toward greater self-awareness, learning more about ourselves and others, and embarking on new projects for self-expression.

28 May - New Moon in Gemini - Share your Vision:  This Lunar Energy asks the question “What is your message?” We are now encouraged to be more mindful of the knowledge, information, ideas and the visions we share. This is a great time to connect with like-minded loved ones to share wisdom and to create new concepts and learning tools for better understanding. This represents a new start for greater self-awareness, mindful expression and inspired ways of creating our future.

28 May - Venus moves into Taurus – Sensuous Serenity:  With the planet of love and artistry moving into the earthy sign of Taurus, we have a 4 week period of reconnecting to the physical. Using more of our five senses we can create greater harmony and beauty in our surroundings and with those we love. The touch, smell, taste, feel of things are magnified, so this is a wonderful time to show appreciation to those we care about, our environment and ourselves.   

28 May - Mercury moves into Cancer – Thinking with Feeling: Our thoughts and expressions now turn more sensitive, caring, nurturing and family focused. This is a time to observe how we perceive, process and share feelings and awareness with loved ones. Open up to greater intuition, emotion and sympathy. Release the past and let the love energy flow!

Outer Planets in their current positions:
Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn. The outer planets stay in a sign for quite a long time, so their effect on us is more gradual:

  • Jupiter in Cancer (Direct) encourages greater feelings of comfort, care and nurturing while also helping us to grow our intuition, imaginations and compassion. Emotions and protective instincts are strong. Jupiter will be in Cancer until 16 July 2014.

  • Saturn in Scorpio (Retrograde) represents a time of uncovering our fears and insecurities, gaining awareness of how they have undermined our progress, and by getting to the root of the issues we can focus on solutions. Saturn will be in Scorpio until 17 September 2015.

  • Uranus in Aries (Direct) is about embracing greater freedom for unique forms of self expression, liberation from oppression, and inventive pioneering action. It brings both technical, inspirational and intuitive understanding. Uranus will be in Aries until 7 March 2019.
  • Neptune in Pisces (Direct) is all about greater spiritual awareness, creative inspiration and intuitive insight. We-are-all-one compassion is emphasized along with humanitarian expression. Embracing greater compassion and empathy along with universal understanding is highlighted. Neptune will be in Pisces until 31 March 2025.

  • Pluto in Capricorn (Retrograde), which will be in Capricorn until 24 March 2023, represents a cycle of energy that brings transformation to our society, government, world order and Mother Earth. This indicates a time when the misuse of power is brought to light and change and metamorphosis creates renewal.

**Warmth, Heart and StarLight to all Sweet Star Seekers for a wonderful beginning to 2014 and a marvelous year ahead! May this new year bring each of you much abundance, joy and fulfillment! Lots of Love to YOU along with an open-armed welcome to 2014!**

With Much Warmth, Heart and StarLight,

-GiGi Sosnoski

Keep Looking Up Ltd. / Positive Skies Ltd.

GiGi Sosnoski is a New York City Astrologer, Motivational Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Planetary Intuitive, Workshop facilitator, Writer of monthly Motivational articles and videos, Radio and TV contributor and regular on TVNZ’s Good Morning show. As a Life Enthusiast, her passion is sharing upliftment and inspiration with others. Encouraging people to get excited about their lives, their abilities, their relationships and their futures is what she does best! Contact GiGi to help yourself find greater awareness, confidence and further understanding of your true potential as seen in your unique Astrology chart! Keep Looking Up offices, Auckland: 09 950-6760

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Book Review: The Body Book

This week we posted one of our go-to cleanses and are focusing on “health” related posts.  Cameron Diaz just came out with a brilliant book sharing her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide grounded in science and inspired by personal experience.


In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.

It was a fantastic read and extremely eye opening and educational without being forceful on opinions and over-bearing with ideas.

The Book Offers:

  • A comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up
  • Debunks the hype around food groups
  • Explains the value of vitamins and minerals
  • Embraces the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods
  • Explains the essential role of movement
  • The importance of muscle and bone strength
  • Why we need to sweat a little every day.

The Body Bookdoes not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long-term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.

Buy the book here

Tagged: #bookclub #health

The Magic Pak Cleanse by Dr.Bo

As you all know, Shay and myself are bonified foodies. We are thinking about our next meal while finishing our current one. Needless to say, we are also extremely healthful and try to consume organic, fresh ingredients and avoid the processed and pesticide riden foods. Everything in moderation, they say…

After Shay being back on set, birthdays, events, and our manic lives (and not to mention summer coming in hot), we were feeling sluggish, energy depleted and tired. Our bodies were telling us we needed a reset.

We are not fans of diet fads or crash diets - though I am sure we have tried them all - and trendy eating is NOT our thing. We try to listen to our “food voice” and do what’s best for our body. With that said, we do believe in flushing out the bad with a healthy and monitored “cleanse” to realign our body, mind and soul (it doesn’t hurt our waistline either). With Shay wrapping up the tail end of her travel schedule, I decided to visit our good friend Dr. Bo and get a little head start.

This isn’t a 2-day juice cleanse or a drink water and eat air one either. This certain cleanse is designed to help detoxify and cleanse the blood, intestinal, digestive, organ, lymphatic, cellular and circulatory systems of toxic waste and parasite accumulation and to re-establish good nourishment and keep ones health at a high level.

Body Magic Explained:


The Magic Pack

The advantages of this unique 10 Day-Total Body Detox and 30 Day-Colon Cleanse program are numerous. The three specialized products making up Dr. Bo’s Magic Pak, - Body Magic, Fiber Magic and Colon Magic - enhances the body’s natural process of elimination or neutralization of toxic materials from organs, cells, tissues, skin, bloodstream, and the lymphatic, digestive and intestinal systems. Dr. Bo’s proprietary vitamin, mineral and organic herbal detoxification and all natural fiber cleansing formulas support this process and help purify and eliminate harmful toxins from the total body.

The Magic Pak Components

Body Magic includes 30 pre-packaged packets containing seven unique, “All-In-One”, health formulas, pre-mixed in vegetable capsules, for your convenience. Each packet contains potent vitamins, minerals, enzymes, probiotics, amino acids, bioflavonoids, herbal extracts, whole foods, super foods and an advanced anti-oxidant formula. The program is designed to help detoxify and cleanse the blood, intestinal, digestive, organ, lymphatic, cellular and circulatory systems of toxic waste and parasite accumulation as well as to re-establish good nourishment and keep ones health at a high level.

Fiber Magic Components

Fiber Magic is designed to provide elements that allow the body to cleanse itself naturally of accumulated waste, while providing a measure of good nutrition, essential building blocks for your good health, and natural fiber to the diet. Fiber Magic helps maintain normal healthy levels of cholesterol, intestinal regularity, blood glucose levels after meals and a healthy cardiovascular system.

Colon Magic Components

Colon Magic is a gentle, effective and non-habit forming herbal formula, and is our most popular colon cleansing product. Its a special synergistic formula designed to aid in the cleansing of the liver and lower bowels. This unique combination of organic herbs helps to cleanse, feed, stimulate and rebuild the tissue lining and peristaltic muscles of the stomach, small intestine, colon and gastrointestinal tract. Colon Magic must be self-regulated.

Sounds good right?

Let’s Get Started


Daily Schedule:

Body Magic™

  • Take 1 packet three (3) times daily, 15 minutes before breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10 days. 
  • Drink one 8 ounce glass of purified water with the capsules, followed by another 8 ounce glass of water. 
  • If you skip a meal, take the supplements anyway.

Fiber Magic

  • Mix 1-3 rounded teaspoons daily in a 10-12 oz. glass of purified water preferably at late evening or bedtime
  • Follow this mixture with an additional 8-10 ounce glass of purified water.

Colon Magic®

  • Day 1 - 1 capsule at bedtime
  • Day 2 - 2 capsules at bedtime
  • Day 3 - 1 capsule upon rising and 2 at bedtime
  • Day 4 - 2 capsules upon rising and 2 at bedtime. (ongoing)

This should be self regulated - so long as you are regular, keep it at 2 in the morning and 2 at night.

After the Body Magic 10-day packets are up continue the Fiber Magic and Colon Magic for an additional 20 days.

Now that you know why you should do this, how to do this and everything else, here is the good part: eating.

During the week we are both quite busy so we prepare almost all of this on the weekend and shakes are easy in the morning (as long as you have everything on hand:

Recipes (For all blood types)

Breakfast Smoothie:


What You Will Need:
Blend and enjoy!!!

Turkey Burgers:

What you will need
  • 2 packs of extra lean ground white turkey meat (high quality) (16oz per pack)
  • 2 medium sized zucchinis
  • 1-2 tbsp seasoning of choice (I use Santa Maria from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, put both packages of turkey into it with the seasoning and cayenne.

  2. Grate the two zucchinis on the small grate and add to the mixing bowl.  

  3. Using a spoon or your hands, combine all ingredients VERY well.

  4. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick coconut oil cooking spray.  Spoon the turkey mixture into the tin to the top and pat down with the back of your spoon. (should make 12 large or 18 smaller ones).

  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 mins depending on the size.
Voila - easy little protein muffins in no time. Have them with steamed veggies or wrap them in lettuce with your choice of condiments and veggies.

Almond & Zucchini Protein Muffins:


What You Will Need:

  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 small zucchinis
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 3 egg whites
Topping (Optional)
  • Slivered almonds
  • Agave
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line mini muffin tin with muffins cups.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine almond flour and salt, together.

  3. Using the small grate on the grater, grate the zucchinis. In a medium bowl whisk together oil, sweetener & almond milk then stir in the grated zucchinis.
  4. Then mix in the dry ingredients thoroughly.

  5. In another bowl whip the egg whites into stiff peaks & fold into the bread mixture gently but thoroughly.

  6. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tins and bake for 20–25 minutes. Repeat until the mixture is gone!  (Should yield 24 mini muffins).

  7. Once the muffins have completely cooled, place them on a parchment sheet and drizzle some agave over the muffins - then take some slivered almonds and arrange a few on the top and voila!


This cleanse does nothing but allow your body to reset and feel amazing. After doing this 1—day jump start, (and a little treat or two after), I was ready to do the 30 day trim program with Shay. Agaian, this is more about lifestyle amendments then a diet. You are still consuming, just in a smarter and healthier way.

Read About Dr.Bo 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided in this publication is for
informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. This information should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

The publisher and the author are not responsible for any goods and/or services offered or referred to in this blog and expressly disclaim all liability in connection with the fulfillment of orders for any such goods or services and any damage, loss or expense to person or property arising out of or relating to them.

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I am a huge fan of the Chris Isaak song wicked games…but bopping around to it makes me feel a littttttttle aged ;)

This remix by Native Tongue is the perfect version on electronic, classic and calm.


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