Happiness looks gorgeous on you 😍☺️
Some days my endurance is just not there. Today was one of those days! I use to beat myself up when I had to modify. Now I just go with it. I mean if that’s my 100% that day, so be it. What counts, is you got it done!
#modify #getitdoneearly #giveyourall #health4life
Spent some time with a friend turned girlboss yesterday and we were talking about competition and comparison. I 100% admitted that when I first started out in this business I wanted everything that everyone else had. I had to have the best gear, the best studio, the prettiest weddings, the most fancy venues and then something happened and I realized I wasn’t truly happy. None of that mattered to me. My clients matter. Seeing smiles on my couples faces. Watching my Blush clients come out of their shell and own their beauty matters. It doesn’t matter if I do that from a commercial studio or a home studio. It doesn’t matter if I’m photographing in someone’s backyard or at the prettiest venue in Newport. Success in everyone else’s eyes does not define me anymore. I absolutely adore my home studio. Being able to wake up and walk outside to do what I love is everything. My overhead is less than a quarter to what I was paying. Only taking on a limited number of weddings a year means I can spend time with my family on the weekends and attend events and let my boys play sports! Living in a smaller house instead of getting our Pinterest worthy house means I can pack my family up and go on vacations to create memories. Do not let social media define your success. Do not let someone else’s dreams hinder your own. Sit down and really figure out what kind of life you want to live. Then own it! Take those steps to make it a reality. If you stop comparing and competing...I promise you’ll be a much happier person. Focus on YOU. Also, be happy for those around you living their best life. It takes nothing away from yours. If you make genuine relationships you can climb to the top together. Raise your hand if you’re sick of the comparison game!
I take words very seriously because no matter who you are, the psychological effects of them are hugely impactful on who you perceive yourself to be and are perceived to be by others. This is why not only am I mindful of which words I use but how I use them and this depends also on who I’m using them with or on 👀
I’m this deliberate because I believe that how we feel and make others feel creates a specific type of energy and since in my world, I subscribe only to positive energy vibrations 🕉 because that is the reality I choose to live in, words are extremely powerful as is the intention of their use. In this reality that I create and live in, I believe that we learn and we teach 👩🏻🏫👩🏻🎓 Being a BOSS is something that I have (and continue) to learn how to be as well as teach how to be in my private coaching practice, because I vehemently believe that we must flip back and forth from being the disciple to being the guru in order to understand the cause and effect and push and pull of the life we choose to create and live as well as the quality of living that comes from the choices we make 🧚🏽♀️ One of the first exercises that I get my clients to do after the discovery stage is to create discipline, because without it, what you’re building internally is a weak foundation upon which the external build is like a house of cards.
Discipline I believe is learned through action orientation, so I have my clients take a notepad and pen with them wherever they go for a week and write down each time they use a word that they perceive to have negative connotations and second of all, I ask them to cross it out immediately thereafter📝What I find each and everytime from this excercise is how telling it is about the person’s perspective on self image and the world they believe exists around them. It helps me help them unlock the truth about their perceived reality🔓and gives me an insightful starting point from where I can see how I can help them and we do it together 👫👭👬
#words #coaching #coachintoronto #toronto #inthe6ix #creatingchange2018 #life #lifestyle #living #intention #mindfulness #thisisyourlife #ownit #crushit #beyourownboss #wegotthis
I myself suffer from two medical issues that have me afraid of the scale but I refuse to give up because a little set back does not define me. I am not a number on the scale my mental and physical health matter most. I however understand that once you are big and loose weight the fear of ever being where you once were can rule your life. I am with you. I know your frustration, I know your fear, I live in depression with you. Breathe and start over or don’t but do whatever is going to make you happy and healthy. Most importantly do it for you and you alone. For me it was confronting death that reminded me everything in life is temporary. Always remember this trial, this period, this time in your life like everything will inevitably pass. So breathe in and out and do whatever is going to set your soul free and be happy. If it’s loosing that weight go for it. If you don’t want to then don’t. If you don’t know then you are worth figuring out what will make you smile, laugh, breathe easy, be happy and healthy everyday of the life you have left. Find out!! 😘#weightloss #weightgain #mentalhealth #knowyourworth #beyou #happy #healthy #strong #thereismore #thereishope #breathe #peace #findout #thisisyourlife
Thank you for seeing what I could not. I love you chick..
A very amazing person once said to me... “If we were to only imagine positive thoughts 24/7 and except things to come right, we don't do ourselves any favours. It's sad to say but most action is a consequence of a negative outcome (eg. Being hard on ourselves, failing at something etc). Highlighting our downfalls helps us understand our short comings and turn them into actions.
I often stress myself with my own expectations. I set the bar too high for myself and when I feel as though things don’t go as planned then I begin to doubt my actions. When I get to that mind space I have two options, to try and and take my power back or just let it go and move on. Moving on is not a weakness, it represents strength to know when to put your energy into something more productive. “. It is possible that this person may have changed my life with the very many wise words they have spoken (they know who they are). I hope that some day I may do the same to inspire people and encourage then to be at their best. 🙆🏼♀️✨
#loveyourself #insperation #positivevibes #positivity #positivequotes #ownit #life #love #thisisyourlife #personalbest #youcount #strength #movingon #positvemindset
We are often sold this idea that "if you choose the right job, you'll never work a day in your life." I call bullshit on that. On the entire premise. It's total crap. *
First- I take issue with the concept that "work" is a synonym for "drudgery"- it's not. Meaningful work, creative work (and by creative, I mean basically anything that requires a person to use their intellect or intuition for expression or problem solving...we are not just talking fine art here), work that fills us up and stimulates us IS STILL WORK. That's okay. Work is not a dirty word. It's an amazing experience to do good work. We should still take rest from this work. We can still be exhausted by work we love. These are not mutually exclusive concepts.
Second, what's wrong with a job that simply pays our bills and makes our living? Why have we demonized this idea? Having a job that neither crushes your soul nor is the center of your universe IS 100% OKAY. Something that allows us to meet our responsibilities while also leaving us the energy and space in our lives to pursue our life work or our passions or *gasp* simply enjoy our lives and our loved ones is actually just fine. *
Look, we all have different priorities, different things that light us up and bring joy to our lives. If you have a good job that still feels like work sometimes, or you have work that you love but need a break from occasionally- IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Chill out. Take a breath. YOU ARE FINE. There are a lot of ways to live your best life and you probably already know deep down what you need...so go with that, okay? #staycuriousfriends
This was definitely a EnJoya Moment =)
Some days I sit around and wish I was back in the past. Back when I was maybe smiling more, laughing more, just completely at ease. I know I can’t focus on the past because living in the past is just plain unhealthy.
This picture is in the past, but it represents the present. I want to smile and laugh like what this picture shows. Today I will work on my mental state and my happiness. Today I will work on being the person I want to be.
This picture was from a few weeks ago while I was in Williamsburg. Can’t wait to go back one day! 🙌🏻☀️💕
Registration for the awesome 6-week series closes in ONE WEEK!!! Three spots available! Come learn the basics of yoga with other people who are new to the practice just like you! No intimidation. No standing out. Just community. Just Life. #thisisyourlife #ygk #ygkyoga #ygkeast #newbies #welovebeginners
There I am around 8. 😊
Here I am today.
It was like my calling from the beginning. 😂
So many transformations happen in our lives. Mental, physical and emotional.
What is a transformation? It’s when you put your mind to task. Determined to make a change. Reaching for a goal.
We can have small daily goals that build on each other to reach a big goal. When you set your mind to it and you have that determination you can reach the end goal.
If you don’t know how to start, I can help you! I’m here to help you with your health goals! All you have to do is message me!! #transformationstory #fromthentonow #health4life #snowballeffect #determinationisthekey
I love hearing other peoples stories and getting real with them. Tattoos tell stories too. My first tattoo was a matching one with Josh on our 5th anniversary. We went together and had “i love him” and “i love her” tattooed on our wrists.
My second one was a matching tattoo with my brother and it’s a sailboat on our ankles. It tells the stories of how much we have both sailed through together and apart through our childhood + life and goes with the quote from Louisa May Alcott “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ⛵️ I went for my 29th birthday this March to get a feather on my wrist and it is a reminder to me how I am covered with His feathers and protected no matter what. It reminds me of His protection and that I am set free. 🌾 I believe in being fully alive, present and living life to the fullest, it’s what we were made to do! I’d love to hear about any tattoos you have or one you have been dreaming about getting?
C H E E R S 🥂 --to shattering comfort zones , stepping out on the ledge and finally taking that jump! 🤸♀️
Have been manifesting some amazing things these past couple months and am ready to share a small part of what I've been cooking 🎉
I've officially gone out on my own and started SD CONSULTING , a consulting group focused on brand management , sales development , distribution expansion , & education for indie brands I believe in. I'm taking my 15+ years in this industry and using it to help brands that may not have as many resources or reach to get in front of a larger audience👏
What I'm MOST excited about is that it's not just me , some of the most amazingly talented people across the country have signed on as contractors to take this to the next level! It's true what they say that it takes a village and I've got to say this one hell of a village 🌸
What to expect? Look for me bringing brands to you that are owned by ferocious women (and men) that are giving back to the 🌏, GOOD for you , AND high performance. Brands that I love , am passionate about and ready for the spotlight 💡 .
We won't be limited to just beauty -- our assortment is a highly curated collection of lifestyle brands (and even retailers) for all aspects of your daily life !
Ready to join me on this journey ? It's going to be one hell of a ride! Check out my stories for our first event in #charlestonsc
and if nothing else let this be a signal to you that you CAN go for it! It took me long enough to make the leap but god it feels good 😊 .
#femaleentrepreneurs #indiebeauty #greenbeautyblogger #organicskincare #nontoxicbeauty #taketheleap #manifesting #manifestyourdreams #dontquityourdaydream #believeinyou #hawaiistagram #royalhawaiian #spglife #crueltyfreebeauty #greenbeautyproducts #soulpurpose #takeachance #dontsettle #skincarejunkie #thisisyourlife #liveyourpassion
Do not sacrifice what is important to you...it will always end badly. Usually in resentment, but always in a way that feels bad. Know what you stand for. Know what’s important. Know what you want. #lifecoach #dreamlife #thisisyourlife #behappy
So, I am not a “runner”. I enjoy it but I do it because it’s good for me. That said, I am proud of myself for making 4 miles. My pace was a little slow because running on the first day of your moon cycle is no picnic, but still f**k yeah. AND then I biked 2.5 miles uphill before doing 10 minuets of core work. I’m no @tjsmcbigcmt
, running freakin marathons, but hey, I’d say I pushed hard today. All before 5:30 am. There is no reason not to get some physical activity in your day. You want it, go to bed early and do it before work! If that’s not your thing, do it on your lunch break, or after work. Just GET. IT. DONE. Rest when you need to rest, but move your body so that when you do rest, it feels even greater! You won’t regret it. #getitdone #morningdayornight #thisisyourlife
O mel reluz incandescente por entre meus lábios entre abertos, como orvalho ele parece descerrar contos de extrema ternura. Meus olhos se fecham e se tocam como o bater de asas de uma borboleta. Através das portas de minha mente se estendem mansões de eterna maestria e atemporais sonhos tecem suas teias de luz entre meus pensamentos. Minhas cicatrizes contam minha história talhada em mim como uma escultura de madeira com toda a devoção de mãos que envolvem uma vida inteira, essa vida que é cada vez mais minha.
#poesia #desenho #art #positivity #thisisyourlife