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| We Sold All Our Belongings & Left Everything Behind |

 

So you’re selling all your stuff, you’ve quit on all your commitments, you’re getting into a van, and driving into the mountains? Is everything ok? – The question that has risen quite a few times as we announce to our friends the plans that are coming for us.

Yes, it is true. We have sold all of our belongings, quit our jobs in Toronto, bought a used van, got our dog, a suitcase each, some filming gear and off we go.

Have we lost our minds or have we for the first time finally got it?

What is this life all about? Why are we here, living the lives we do?

 In this fast driven Toronto city of “hustling”, “money-making”, and “numbing daily routines”, day-by-day we felt ourselves drift. Drift away mentally and spiritually, almost like we’re unable to relate to most people. And trust us, we have met a lot of wonderful and beautiful friends through our time in Toronto but its time to go.

Life has blessed us with opportunities so that we can make a step forward in exploring this beautiful unpredictable adventure called life. And our hearts are filled with pure gratitude for how this amazing adventure has opened up for us.

Is it scary to leave like that? I can’t say it’s not. Its scary changing your life. Stepping forward into the complete unknown, without a plan, a security line, or a plan B ready to be played. But at the same time I’ve never felt so liberated in my life. And every time someone asks so where will you go next, it’s thrilling to hear ourselves stutter on the words, “we don’t know.”

No more attachments, just our love, our dog, and this beautiful experience of existence. We’re about to drive upon an empty road that will lead us to beautiful, adventurous, frighting, and awakening experiences.

An empty road ahead, and a coloured road behind as we leave behind the memories, and experiences created in this part of the world. Life can be so beautiful if we simply look at each moment of time with gratitude, with acceptance of what became of it, and with happiness for the beautiful souls we have had the pleasure to spend time with.

Compared to the time span of the universe, within the eternal cosmos, our human life is so short and quick. Life is like a grain of sand on a giant beach, swapped back in with one wave into the ocean before we even realize what we are and why we are here in the first place. So maybe this is our time to realize that we don’t have time to wait to explore that which we are. That which occupies the bodies that we have, the names that we carry, and this moment in time that we exist in. Perhaps it is a strong pull within both of us that tells us we have more to give to this world.

We have more we can do to help the animals suffering everyday, the planet that is suffocating in it’s own filth, the people that are sacrificed each day for the wealth and pleasures of the “1%”. We have not done enough, and we feel like now its our time to do what we can. So that when we’re old, rocking in our chairs, we can remember this time and proudly say “yes”. We did what had to be done, we did what most are afraid of, we gave all that we could and that’s all that matters.

“Behold the barefooted wanderer, riding on the wild wind, in pursuit of love, life, and liberty.” 

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  • Sema says:

    So beautifully written…
    These are exactly the words that are on my heart.
    Love all of your work!

  • Celeste says:

    This is so inspiring!! I watch all of your videos a bunch of times a week and i did the 14 days challenge too!! It has helped me so much to stay healthy; the foods, the routines, the meditation <3 thanks so much for sharing all this magical journey of yours! I am highly interested in moving to Costa Rica one day and create a health center (natural). Maybe I see u guys there! All the best and all the love

  • Kristi says:

    What you have done is incredible its inspired me to keep pursuing my dream of being a source of inspiration for others to live a happy healthy and active life doing what makes them truly happy ☺ i dream that one day I might get to meet you and give you a hug and say thankyou love and light to you always Kristi Xx

  • Olivia says:

    Wow, u two are realy brave, u do what i always like to do. But never done…… Now I’m sitting still in this Town in germany where i not realy like to be. I hope one Day my family and i also ready to do this. You do the big step, so i wish u the verry best!

    Winter Greetings from Germany Olivia

  • patricia says:

    so beautiful..boho beautiful.. be free.. blessings .ox

  • Patrick says:

    I am so happy for you guys. You are truly changing the world one person at a time. Your beginner yoga and guided meditation videos have been a life line for me these past few months since I found you. Thank you so much and god bless.

  • Brandi says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful post and I admire your courage to go out and live life without a plan. 🙂 I hope someday my hubby and I will be brave enough to take a leap like that. Good luck on your journey! Nothing but great wishes coming your way 🙂

  • Matiya says:

    Congratulations on everything!! I am so excited to follow your journey.

    The website is beautiful! I look forward to practicing your videos and trying your delicious recipes.

    Thank you so much for the daily inspiration.

    Love from Vancouver, Canada ❤️

  • Bongo says:

    Hi Guys – This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time! Love your videos and what you’re doing. As you get older, regretting not having done something is far worse than having done something that you later regret. And I’m sure you’ll not regret this one. I have a version of this going on now…As I write, my love and I have packed our belongings into a storage locker in a Canadian City (cough!) and have rented a beach house on one of the Great Lakes for the winter. Who goes to the Great Lakes in the winter? No one! We have a roaring fire, a herd of deer wandering through the front yard by the lake, a stray cat we feed in the mornings, and nothing here of ours except some basics. Where will we go in the spring? Montreal? Costa Rica? We’ll figure it out when we get there. Let the voyage continue!

  • Chin Injeti says:

    Amazing proud of you guys a title envious but mostly happy for y’all love to both of you xo

  • Amazing!!!
    You are an inspiration for sure. Keep wandering and sharing…
    Stay safe.

  • Camille Jacinto says:

    Your boho beautiful channel made me do yoga again and it is true indeed that it is sweeter the second time around. Thank you for opening the light again for me. And I wish you all the best with this scary yet beautiful unknown you and Mark are going to traverse. I wish the same for myself. I dream to liberate myself from the ever-consuming routine of corporate life one day, where I am currently working to make the rich richer. I am liberating myself little by little from the voice of my family who want me to stay in a stable corporate job and from my own doubtful voice, because I am always afraid of the unknown and I never believed in myself. I never saw myself as someone who can make a difference. But I am determined to change. Baby steps. Thank you again.

  • Jenny says:

    You guys are amazing! Heaps love from Taiwan <3

  • Natalie says:

    You guys are my inspiration. I have always wanted to travel the world and live my dreams. Seeing people like you gives me hope. Thank you for the amazing yoga videos and amazing inspiration.

  • Francoise says:

    So happy to have found you guys…was losing my dream..but just got it back..
    faith love and healing echoed back to you hope to meet both on the Journey in the near Future.

    Love and Light,

    Francoise xox.

    (Flow)

  • Allisamsara says:

    I’m so proud of you guys I hope you enjoy earth as much as it enjoys you

  • Sherri says:

    Hi Juliana and Mark!

    I just wanted to say how thrilled I am with the content and material of Boho Beautiful in 10 Days. The time and effort that went into producing it really shines through! The production values are amazing and the workouts are challenging, fun and doable.

    I was thrilled to see that the hour long workouts are divided into segments. This is a BIG help for time crunched folks like me as it enables me to schedule my workouts into smaller amounts of time versus trying to find a whole entire hour in the day to get them all done at the same time. For example, I’ll complete the fitness workout in the morning and come back in the evening and do the yoga and mediation segments. By the end of the day I have completed my hour long workout without the hassle of trying to figure out how I am going to fit it all in.

    Everything in the program is just so well thought out. I wish you both a HUGE success with the program and I am really looking forward to purchasing more in the future! Although I can only imagine that after lunching this you guys are ready for a little break! 😊👍🙏

  • Ranaee says:

    You guys are absolutely beautiful! And you inspire me everyday! ❤❤❤

  • Lexi says:

    So inspiring…I wish I could be more like the both of you!

  • Linds says:

    Wow good for you. So blessed to show us all we can live our dream and be the change the needs. Blessings and thank you for sharing

  • Jisu says:

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your stories and ideas… I’m always here rooting for you guys, being given positive energy from you!

  • Sahar says:

    It is a wonderful thing that i stumbled upon your website. It wasn’t until today that i realized you had one. I have always enjoyed yoga and meditation and i stopped for a long period of time. Then one day i wanted to get back into it and stumbled across your youtube channel and did all of your meditations, and i continue to do your yoga videos today. It is a blessing that i was able to find someone who shares the same thoughts as me, someone who wishes to better their minds, and the world in which they live in. I can not explain to you how much meditation has brought peace within myself. I have many opportunities that have somehow found me before i could search for them. It is in this moment that i have been feeling the need to travel because, in reality the mind is always searching for more always trying to achieve a new level of bliss. I have plans to travel the world and I’m actually starting to. It’s not scary at all, It’s the unknown like you stated, and the change that can be scary. To me it is thrilling, and i know that life will give me exactly what i need, and i know now that there are people out there like me (you also) who are in search for what life has to offer, as well as doing all that is available before the unknown hour stops. Thank you for inspiring me and continuing to give me the gift i can not explain but know that i feel it in my heart. Namaste.

  • Camille says:

    About a year ago I found your videos on YouTube. I was working as an executive level leader in a job that was literally killing me from the stress (according to my chiropractor) and forcing me to executive decisions that I knew were not ethical. I began practicing with you every morning at 5 am and for several months I cried the entire time. In May of 2016 I was fired because I couldn’t keep my mouth shut anymore and I spoke my peace with my CEO. It was one of the most freeing days of my life. In my journey back to who I am and what I have to offer the world, you all have been such an inspiration. Just days after I left my job, I stopped crying during yoga and began to return to the beautiful soul I had stuffed down within in when working to play the part of a hardened executive. My husband and I, (we are 45 and 46) love the level of wisdom and insight you both have. When we each offer what we are put on this planet to share and stop worrying about possessions, big houses, statues, and the American Dream, our world will heal. Thank you for sharing who you are and what you have to offer. I tell people daily about my great yoga instructor on Youtube!

  • Tamsin Job says:

    Hi Juliana and mark
    I absolutely love your YouTube channel. I’ve been doing it for about 4/5months now and I love the yoga, workout and meditation. I have come so far in my body and mind. You inspire me to want to travel and see beautiful places in the world, to expand my mind. Just seeing all the beautiful places you have been, it’s amazing. So I just wanted to say thank you, you have really opened my mind and helping me become a better version of myself.

  • Christopher says:

    Your story is inspiring and I look forward to hearing your successes and growing pains on this exciting journey. Love and Light to you both! Christopher

  • Christopher says:

    Good luck guys, may you be blessed in your journey.

  • I absolutely love this. I have been feeling the same way lately. I always hated feeling tied down to material positions to external factors. The last year or so my kids and I have given up so much of our lives to care for my father who has many disabilities and health issues. Then my mom got sick, when she went to the hospital she told me she was going to fight because “there’s still so much to do.” She felt like she hadn’t helped humanity enough. (Even though I know she more than helped so so many people and causes.) She passed away, but that thought lingers. My brother insisted my dad move to a nursing home because caring for him alone was really affecting my health horribly and hurting my kids emotionally. But now we no longer have anything tying us down, online school is a thing, and my lease is about to run out in a couple months with no hopes of renewing. I feel like it’s time for my kids and I to embark on a journey to live life, to help as many people and animals as we can, and to learn what is truly important to us! I love that you are doing this right now. I am finding so much inspiration in your journey and can’t wait to see where it takes you next!

  • Julietta says:

    Go right ahead and find your own journey and connection with life. You have nothing to loose and so much to gain. My husband and I are at the end of our working lives and were never game enough to do just that. I envy your spirit and your inner strength. you are both inspirational and I love your yoga videos. I follow them most mornings before i get ready for a gruelling day at work. It helps enormously for myself, my body and my mind. Thank you.

  • Christina says:

    This is so inspirational, beautiful.

  • Kobelah says:

    Be safe.

    You may find after a while you feel a yearning for a sense of place and community. That is especially true if you feel called to grow your family. Nothing wrong with having a “home base” somewhere on the planet.

    Your friends and family remain. Keeping in touch is good for everyone in the long run.

    Love you guys. Take care of each other. And if you ever start to argue, find the problem and make changes to fix it together without blame. Worth it. :0)

    Yours,

    K S B

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much for your words of wisdom! We really appreciate it and yes this year will be the time we go through growth and adventure to find a place that suits us best for one day settling down in. We know it will be in nature, just not sure where yet. 😉 Lots of love! Juliana and Mark

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thanks so much Chin! So amazing to hear from you…we appreciate your kind words! Lots of love to you and hope all is well in your life. <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much…thats the plan. Taking everyone on our crazy journey with us <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    awe Camille its all about the baby steps and it sounds like you’re on your way. The first thing is to realize thats there’s a need for change and then its all about what steps to take to make that happen. Don’t worry about other people expectations of you etc. the most important thing in life is your health and happiness. Life is too short to not live everyday with passion, excitement and happiness. also don’t be afraid, you can make a change in this world with simply inspiring one person and then that person inspires the next and on and on. Its a beautiful ripple of positivity. Thank you so much for your support lots of love to you <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    awe thank you so much Natalie, that means a lot to us! Lots of love to you <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much Christina. Glad to hear you liked it <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement Julietta! We’re so happy to know that our videos help you start your day! Wishing you and your husband lots of love and light! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much Valerie! Wow it sounds like everything is opening up for you in your life to go and follow your heart. I really hope you and your children go out there and take on this adventure! You’re so right that anything is possible these days with home schooling and if you have nothing tying you guys down then do it! There are many sanctuaries in the world that need volunteers and many beautiful places to experience so I’m excited for what lies ahead of you and your children. Thanks so much for sharing your story and we wish you so much love, happiness, and joy as you embark on a new path! Lots of love to you! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much Christopher!! we can’t wait to take everyone on this journey with us 🙂

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Awe Tamsin thank you so much for your sweet message! We feel so touched and humbled to know our videos have inspired you so much. Keep growing, keep following your heart it will not lead you astray! <3 <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Camille, that is such a beautiful story. We admire your courage so much! Its not easy to speak your heart especially knowing it may cost you your job so we applaud you for that, that is so inspiring!! You know I’ve had yoga sessions in my life when my heart was heavy or filled with too much stress where tears just start pouring out. Its like your heart is trying to tell you something from deep within.Let it out when that happens and always remember to listen to what it’s saying, which sounds like you did! You are incredible and I admire your strength and feel extremely touched to know that our videos played an important role in helping you through a difficult time. We wish you so much strength, happiness, and success through this new chapter of your life. Lots of love to you!! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Sahara thank you for such an inspiring message. Wow you have touched our hearts with your kind words, thank you for that! We’re so proud of you for taking on the thrill and the challenge of travelling as much as you can. May you find that which you seek and may this journey show you the beautiful treasures of this existence. Lots of love to you and thank you form the bottom of our hearts <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    awe thank you so much Jisu!! Lots of love to you <3 <3 <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words!! We really appreciate your support with what we’re about to embark on. <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    <3 <3 <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    thank you so much! and thank you for inspiring us with your kind and positive energy! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Sherri thank you so much for your message! We are so happy to hear you’re loving the program, it truly is so amazing to hear that the work we put into this DVD is being so appreciated! We tried really hard to make it different from the standard DVD’s that are out there so thank you so much for you kind words and support. Lots of love to you and we hope you continue to enjoy the program!! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much, we appreciate your words of kindness!! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Awe we’re happy you found your dream again!! Thank you so much flow we hope our paths cross one day as well! Lots of love <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    You guys are amazing!!! So proud of you!! I feel like where you’re living right now is similar to where we are except we’re not by a lake but in the mountains but similar situations lol! Highly recommend Costa Rica, you will not be disappointed by that country! Lots of love and best of luck on your travels, who knows maybe our paths will cross one day as we both are travelling this beautiful world. <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much love!! Appreciate it so much, lots of love to you <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much Brandi! Its the scariest thing we’ve done thus far but look forward to what it will bring. Thank you for your wishes and lots of love to you <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    You’re the sweetest Patrick! so happy to hear you’re enjoying the yoga videos!! lots of love <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    love this so much! <3 thank you <3 <3 <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you Olivia! We hope you and your family embark on a journey of your own one day as well, the right time will come don’t worry. Thank you for your wishes and lots of love to you <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Kristi! You are the sweetest, thank you for your kind words! I hope one day I meet you as well and give you huge hug back!! <3 <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    Thank you so much Celeste!! We hope you move to Costa Rica as well because we would for sure be at your health centre!! I’ll (Juliana ) teach classes there for you when you open it <3 Best of luck to you too and we hope our paths cross one day! <3

  • Juliana & Mark says:

    awe thank you so much Sema!! Really appreciate your kindness <3

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