Practice Voodoo…It Works.

Via David Romanelli
on Aug 20, 2012
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This is #18 of 108 Ways to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time.

#18: Practice Voodoo…It Works

We all have those dark days where we can’t help but think “if only I had a voodoo doll of my ex-lover or nasty boss or that goddamn divorce lawyer.”

But what really is voodoo?

Voodoo was brought to the New Orleans area by Haitian exiles after the Haitian revolution.

It’s a religion filled with rituals, but the “voodoo doll” is misconstrued in pop culture. Usually, the voodoo doll is used to bless, not curse.

Following are some of the interesting rituals embraced by Vodouisants (another name for Voodoo practitioners)

  • >> A lock of a girl’s hair brings good luck.
  • >> Having a woman visit you the first thing on a Monday morning is bad luck for the rest of the week.
  • >> Don’t borrow or lend salt because that is bad luck.
  • >> If a woman wants her husband to stay away from other woman, she can do so by putting a little of her blood in his coffee, and he’ll never quit her.
  • >> You can give someone a headache by taking and turning their picture upside down.

The yogis have their own type of voodoo that is based on mind control. Watch the following short video for a little advice on practicing yogi voodoo.

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About David Romanelli

David "Yeah Dave" Romanelli has played a major role in pioneering the modernization of wellness in the United States. He believes wellness and feeling good is so much more than fancy yoga poses, green juice, and tight-fitting clothes. Dave launched his career fusing ancient wellness practices with modern passions like exotic chocolate, fine wine, and gourmet food by creating Yoga + Chocolate, Yoga + Wine, and Yoga for Foodies.  His work has been featured in The Wall Street JournalFood + Wine, Newsweek and The New York Times; and his debut book, Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment reached #1 on the Amazon Self-Help Bestseller List. Dave's new book launches in Fall 2014 from Skyhorse Publishing. Check out his new show Yeah Dave! brought to you by Scripps Network, the people behind The Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV, and more.  He is a current contributor to Health Magazine, Yoga Journal, and various other publications. Discover more about his journey on


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