This is real life. Always sharing a chair and working with one hand while the fur babes insist on head scratches. But I am blessed✨
Blessed that an opportunity came into my life and enriched my life in so many positive ways…and blessed that I get to pay it forward and help others do the same.
My dream to be able to stay home and work in my yoga pants while snuggling these fur babes suddenly doesn’t seem so far out of reach🌟
Sometimes, I wish the process of personal development would hurry the eff up. I would snap my fingers and change would happen instantly. Wouldn't it be so nice to not have to go through all the tough growing pains? 🤔 I have to keep reminding myself to slow down and be patient with myself. Growth is a process. It's a neverending, painful, amazing, beautiful journey.
Back to my normal routine.✨
Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try. I pray today and every from here on will be filled with a little reminder, that yes YOU CAN! ❤️
Finally got some punkin pictures on this beautiful, sunny Tuesday 🍂🎃💛
Today's activities included:
1. Eating tacos because if you don't know me... Taco Tuesday is a MUST it doesn't get skipped. #tacotuesdayeveryday
2. Spending time with my honeyyy 🍯 aka my amazing insta-photographer ✨
3. All the fall activities-- hayrides, petting zoo, corn maze, apple cider donuts and games. So. Much. Fun. —
I hope you had a wonderful day like me!!! .
What's your favorite fall treat? Coffee? Donuts? Cider? I wanna know!!!🙌🏼
It’s been a while since I’ve shared my experience with anxiety, and admittedly it’s the one topic I share vulnerably that results in more private conversations than any other.
What anxiety is teaching me recently, is that it comes in different forms & ways, with different triggers.
When Austin & Roman were little tykes, and again right after Reidar was born, anxiety had one of three effects: 1) psychotic rage set off by the tiniest things or 2) crippling depression with zero motivation or hope or 3) panic attacks that made my heart race & beat irregularly, lose my breath and feel like the walls were closing in on me.
When Reidar was newborn, I was encouraged to at least try meds, and for the first time in my life, I felt normal. For me, meds really helped ease my anxiety & all of the awful effects. I experienced life as a “normal” person, and it felt really, really good. I took chances, I was calm, and best of all, no panic attacks.
But as Reidar grew, and the older 3 kids got bigger & more independent & we found our groove, I noticed I was feeling a little TOO numb, and that was scary too. My goal every day felt like to just get THROUGH it so I could get to the reward of doing nothing. I wasn’t engaged with the people I loved most, and I knew that I wasn’t being the mom I wanted my kids to remember. So I started the long, slow, scary process of weaning off my meds.
That process was scary and “feeling” again meant I cried at literally EVERYTHING. Happy? Cry! Sad? Cry! Funny? Cry! Hard? Cry! Confused? Cry! Weaning was messy, but I liked “feeling” again. I felt motivated to engage & feel love more deeply.
It’s now been 5-6 months since I fully weaned off meds. And anxiety is creeping back in, but in new ways I’ve never experienced. Recently, anxiety has been attacking at night, with no conscious issues or triggers. It’s causing panic attacks, racing heart, nausea, sleeplessness, and even some gut/stomach issues. This is all new to me. And it’s not fun.
I’m not sharing today because I have answers; I’m only sharing so if you are suffering, you know you aren’t alone (and NO, you aren’t crazy). And I share for those who DON’T know anxiety in hopes they can e
“Bravery is the audacity to be unhindered by failures.” Morgan Harper Nichols .
Be Brave. Come to yoga! .
When & where I’m teaching:
Wednesday 430 and 630 pm @ Jyoti Within - St James
Thursday @ 715pm - Jyoti Within
And, of course,
Beginner Vinyasa Saturday @ 1045 am - Satya Yoga and Pilates in Mt Sinai .
Pm me for more details!
#yoga #loveyourbody #bebrave
Oh my goodness I cannot believe I’ll be back in VEGAS in 3 days!! 🌱💕
✨✨After being at my amazing coaching event this weekend I’ve decided to open up TWO spots in my bootcamp. That means I’m looking for TWO ladies who want to commit and take the steps to changing their life✨I’ll be sending you a goodie bag with some of my favorite things as well✨
I will walk you through everything you will need know and I’ll give you all the materials to be successful!
To secure a spot send me a direct message and say “add me”.
Ever think to yourself “I’m on a diet, I can’t have THAT!” That used to be me too, and that, my friends, is why diets don’t work😳Instead there are ways you can still have your 🍰 or 🍔 and eat it too🙌🏻. My fav way to enjoy a burger now👉🏻 1. Half the bun (you won’t miss it😉)
2. Add veggies
3. Skip the 🍟 (for today anyway☺️) I’m curious tho....do you see your eating habits as all or nothing? Would you want to learn more about my nutrition plan with no restrictions?
Do yourself a favour and start practicing this starting today.
[Portland, ME - 10/8/18]
I got up bright and early to watch the sunrise at portland head light which was FREEZING but beautiful! After I left there I went and explored downtown portland, and the Old Port neighborhood. I decided last minute to hop on a harbor cruise and I was happy I did! It was pretty cold and windy but really neat to see the town and foliage from the water! We saw the home of a survivor of the titanic, and the home of someone who didn’t survive. We also saw several fort remains, a baby eagle, and a seal! We even saw a barge arriving in Portland from Tennessee!! After I got off the boat I hopped in the car and after making a quick detour at a chocolate factory, I started the long drive up to Acadia National Park where I stayed for the next two days! ❤️ #roadtrip #portland #maine #whatgetsyououtdoors #photography #solotravel #bebrave #lighthouse #portlandheadlight #roadtripusa #usa #travel #explore
People ask me how am I able to present the gospel to strangers so easily.
Here's some pointers.
1. PRAY for divine appointments.
2. Let God lead you.
3. If someone starts talking to me for no reason I know they are the "appointment".
5. Listen to what they are saying.
6. Plan that within 5 minutes of the conversation you steer the conversation to issues of the world.
This always gets people talking. Everyone has an opinion!
7. PRAY God gives you the words to say.
8. Then bring in God.
Before you know it, the conversation gives you opportunities of telling the person the hope we have in Jesus.
9. PRAY they give you their name and details.
10. Then PRAY for them at home.
Most importantly "prayer" is the key .
"You were born an original. Don't be a copy." -John L. Mason
And that Road Trip is a wrap!! 1 week trip turned into 2 weeks
5,042 miles driven
13 states (7 new states for Lyle)
10 types of animals
1 dead raccoon
$2,800 of racoon murder car damage
1 mini van rental
1st road trip with mom
5-ish national forests
I think we did good! Life's too short, so take your original self on a road trip!
Transformation is a broad term.
It's not only physical, but mental, emotional, and sometimes spiritual.
It's a process...its a lifestyle change...its learning to love yourself in every sense of the word! "Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story, is the bravest thing we will ever do." Brene Brown
This process and transformation has been just that! I'm thankful for the blessing of sharing in the lives of @stephie_fitgirl
! ❤❤ I get to celebrate , encourage, and support these amazing ladies every day!! Stepping out and saying YES to starting down this journey over a year ago....stepping out and saying YES to my health and fitness.....stepping out and saying YES to my family has been the biggest and best transformation ever!! I would LOVE to share in your transformation! If today you are ready to say YES, I have 5 spots left in my group and something extra for those 5 that say YES!! Comment below and I will send you all the details!! Say YES!! #transformationtuesday #transformation #transform #bodytransformation #betterthaniwas #progressnotperfection #lifestylechange #healthylife #accountability #sayyes #onedayatatime #iwanttohelp
Sometimes ya just have to put on your big girl slippers and do the damn thang!!!
But for real. I’m in the business of believing!! I believe in myself. I believe in YOU. I believe...no...I KNOW...that if I can put on my slippers and press play for 19 minutes, you can too!!!
We all have excuses we could use. I won’t list em. You know what they are. Probably the one running through your head right now. The same one that’s been controlling your life for awhile now. .
Start believing in yourself! Put on your slippers and take one step at a time!!! .
Finish out this year getting into the best shape and go into 2019 with an attitude!
Comment your excuse below and put it behind you!
#smileandshine @_smileandshine #thinkpositive #bebold #bebrave #youcan #together
Words that I just can't shake... 💜
When your heart keeps tugging at you. 💜
When you just can't sleep because of thoughts racing through your head. 💜
When you get that pit in your stomach that just won't go away. 💜
There's a good chance there is a reason that we might not understand right now, but have to take that risk. 💜
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!
Meet Michelle, Senior Therapist for the ABA Program! Keep reading to learn more about how Michelle contributes to the Integrate team! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I am a Senior Therapist on the ABA team. I support the Instructor Therapists who work directly with clients, create the client’s programming and manage their overall treatment plans, and liaison directly with families and other practitioners. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
*On Sunday mornings you can usually find me...slowing life down a bit- drinking coffee, listening to music, and spending time relaxing at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
*What are you happiest doing when you’re not working? Sitting on my dock at my cottage with my family and friends, or, when I can, travelling with my husband and exploring new places!”
And the week just gets better!! This was an unbelievable project with remarkable women thank you soo much @mobrowne
for allowing me to be a part of this movement! **Link in my bio, bless ya’self!