Mist from the waterfall covered the rocks, the chains, and the ladders that we had to use to crawl almost straight down. The signs suddenly made sense. My stomach dropped. I felt slightly terrified, but I knew I couldn’t back out now. I accepted the descent, clenched the chains as hard as I could, and slowly made my way down. Fears will limit you. I have always strongly believed in facing them. When you have a fear, the only way to get over it and expand your horizons is to face it. So that’s what I kept telling myself. My legs trembled as I took a couple of deep breathes and focused on my next step down. Austin made it down way ahead of me so he helped talked me down to the ground. There was no going back now and i was determined to get to the bottom of this waterfall. I continued to tell myself it was all in my head. I simply wasn’t going to let myself fall so there was nothing to fear. The couple minutes it took to get down felt like forever and the adrenaline had me trembling when my feet hit the ground. I looked around. The whole climb down made the beauty of Mooney falls even more enchanting. Completely worth it.
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Day ✌🏻 of our Havasupai trip is posted! Check it out at thefitvanlife.com. Link in Bio!
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#havasupaifalls #blog #faceyourfears #beaverfalls #hikingadventures #optoutside #waterfall #wanderlust #explore #travel #experience #love #happiness #peace #fitvanlife #vanlife #nature #limitless #livealifeyoulove
With each delicate flap of the butterflies wings the rope is pulled taunter, bringing us closer and closer to the great expanse of sky. Gravity pulls down on our shoulders dragging us towards the ground, yet the beauty of freedom calls to us. We ascend upwards, arms out in peaceful surrender. .
The weight of fear is a very heavy burden to bear, we are continually being held back from who we could be and what we could accomplish. Just like gravity we are pulled back by our fears. Fear of the unknown, fear of what others might think, fear of failure. Often times when we are not going after our goals and dreams there is some sort of fear influencing our life.
When we allow fear to dictate our life we allow ourselves to give up on our aspirations. Fear will stop us in our tracts and slowly eat away at our dedication and motivation until there is nothing left of them. The future marches on and we are held beck, grounded and rooted in our fear unable to move forward.
Yet we do not have to allow ourselves to be ruled by fear. We can make the choice to face it and rise. The more we succumb to our doubts, anxieties and worries the easier it will be the nest time they take over. If we give in once we’re more likely to give in again. Almost exactly the same goes for facing fear. It will be incredibly difficult and most likely uncomfortable at first, but the more we do it the easier it will be.
Each time we rise in the face of adversity we gain more confidence. We begin to feel fears grasp loosening around us and suddenly its weight on our passions ease. We rise up and away from where we were rooted. We begin to reach for our goals no matter what and we begin to see the difference. We must surrender to the unknown that faces us not to the fear we feel inside of us. We may not know what the future holds, but we can face it with confidence and find out.
When faced with any kind of fear fight its weight and dare to reach for the sky. We can be so much more than what we are now. .
Thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes yesterday. I had such a wonderful day and I am thankful for every single one of you.
. With @ladychelseaalice
I had an opportunity to shoot with this amazing person a little while ago. This talented individual has worked hard as an accomplished dress designer, actress and model. You will never find another person so ready for a shoot with 10 or more dresses which is an amazing variety! ( I don’t think we were able to get anymore than 3-4 dresses in one session! 😂) Chelsea told me about an important surgery coming up that will potentially save her life and I wanted to do a shoot to show some emotions she is going through. Send her some love and good thoughts! #photoshoot #model #portraitmood #emotions #expressions #yycnow #confidence #strength #conqueryourfears
Happy Saturday Everyone, Be yourself, embrace who you are at the moment, Do look up to people, but don’t wish to be them, 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 .....ignore my hands..... (dont know what to do with them) 😂
for the 📷
Do you dare to look into someone's eyes? They say eyes are the window to the soul. But solid eye contact seems to be very rare these days.
Many of us are afraid of true connection. Instead, we choose to socialize through small LCD screens that we keep in our pockets.
We shield ourselves from being ‘seen'. We hide away our flaws and project fake lives filled with only our best moments.
Are all these “friends” really friends? Or do we fool ourselves by constantly seeking approval from a network of digital strangers?
How many people know about your deepest fears and desires?
How many people have you shown the real you?
And if you died.. how many people would actually show up at your funeral?
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not here to paint a dark or negative picture of our world. I love our digital age. And I can’t imagine a life without the blessings of technology.
However, I do think there’s a lack of true connection.
And the change starts with ourselves...
If we want to create more meaningful lives, we have to allow ourselves to open up. To be vulnerable...
We have to be willing to show our weaknesses. To show our dark sides, and to take the chance that someone will shoot us down.
Yes, that’s right. We have to fall in love with rejection, and celebrate authenticity. We have to burn our masks, and finally make the choice to be ourselves.
We have to be willing to open up and expose our souls. To gaze in each others eyes and to realize the unity that is our essence.
We have to remember that you are me, and that I am you… And that we're both other 'selves', living different lives on a speck of dust in the quantum multiverse of infinite possibilities.
Yet here we are, connected in eternity. Experiencing each other from different perspectives.
What do we have to fear?
Fear is just the illusion of separation. It’s what keeps us from reuniting with our source.
So I say, let’s transcend all this nonsense! Let’s be our true selves, and choose to live from love instead.
It’s been six weeks and my weekend in Canada comes to mind every day. I even wonder if we are an altitude to skydive when flying commercial... Thanks Dan, @jen.mackinnon
and John for this moment. And @send_it097
for my daily motivation video.
Next steps, 1: figure out what I’m doing with my hands. 2: figure out how to do this without a John strapped to my back. @skyhawkscanada
A new journey:
Today I embark on a new path. Now, don’t panic. I’m still a Massage Therapist and yoga teacher. That’s not changing, trust me.
I’ve done a lot of reflection lately and a big anniversary is coming up for me, and I felt compelled to challenge myself.
In 6 months, it will be my 10 year anniversary of my heart surgery. Originally I was told the surgery usually only lasted about 10 years before another was required. I’ve since researched that’s no longer the case. Wahoo!
However, for a while I was quite scared of another surgery despite being healthy. So I want to increase my odds of living a heart-healthy life sans another surgery and decided to build up my cardio and run a 5K near my anniversary date.
Now those who know me, I’m sure you are laughing right now. I know, I know, I hate running. Nonetheless, this is my challenge.
I’ve even hired personal trainer, @stephenjcornely
to motivate me, ensure healthy exercise goals and keep me accountable.
I’ll post some progress from time to time and feel free to share your experiences with running, marathons or any challenge you’ve given yourself.
#challengeyourself #yogateacher #hearthealth #runningchallenge #personalgoal #5ktraining #heartsurgery #zipperclub #cardio
🏃 #massagetherapist #phillyyoga #phillyrunner #philadelphia #myjourney #alwayslearning #keepingitreal #thisisnotajoke #faceyourfears #personaltrainer #positivethinking #ihaterunning #focusforward #outofmycomfortzone #yogiclife #barefoottraining
Facing fear tip #1
trying new things! Sometimes new things scare us and some times it's exciting. For us, it excites us for the most part. We love finding new things to do or try. Not only do we have fun doing them but we gain experience and new skills.
Our new Water Skill: scuba diving!
We took an introduction course to scuba diving today and had a lot of fun.
#trynewthings #scubadiving #goalcrusher #faceyourfears #justdothething
Me facing my adult fears like....
SCREAMING. We just hit 100% of our Kickstarter goal FOUR DAYS EARLY, you guys!!!!! Whaaat?!!! WE’RE MAKIN A MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!! 🌈🖤🎥🖤💫
I’m hanging out on Reddit right now (and honestly saying things I’ve never said before), taking any questions that come my way as a celebratory thank you and to just hang out with you haha. Link is in my story. I love you guys so much. This movie is as much yours as it is mine now and I am so forever grateful. 🖤
Never be afraid to face big challenges head on. Remember, the struggle you're in today is developing the strengths you need for tomorrow. 👊🐶✨ (📸: @lacorgi
I’ve survived a lot of things, and I’ll probably survive this. - JD Salinger
🔖Believe me when i say that this book changed me forever. i used to take things for granted until i got my hands on this beautiful work by Khaled Hosseini taught me what it actually felt like to crave something you once never valued.
The story deals with sacrifice , guilt , war , loss and eventually a way out of the misery revolving around two Afghan boys , Hassan and Amir tied by an undefined friendship with one-sided loyalty.
It does justice to thousands of untold stories burried deep inside thousands of innocent and helpless Afghan children deprived of their childhood brutally. Afghanistan finally has a voice
[Intercase] Coding Fear. Fear doesn’t feel so good, it’s terrifying, but it has its value. Like uncracked codes to the doors that can unlock your fullest potential....They say the only way out is through.
Some days you gotta do the thing even when you don’t feel like because...#goals
When your muscles ((or lungs 😂)) are burning, shaking, and feel like they are going to explode that isn’t when you stop that’s when you go deeper, harder, and do more than you’ve ever done before.
Excellence isn’t born out of doing the bare minimum or quitting when it gets challenge.
Legends are made when they do that which they are working towards even when:
❗️They are alone.
❗️The outcome isn’t matching the sacrifice.
❗️It seems like a waste of time and effort.
❗️People mock them.
❗️Life conspires and everything goes wrong.
❗️A shiny opportunity seems easier than the path they are currently on..
The only difference between those that achieve their dreams and that those that settle is the level of unshakeable belief.
Being able to disciple your mind and body to stay the course and push through when it’s at the darkest is where the magic happens.
Muscles don’t get stronger when it’s burning....thats the sign it’s getting ready to level up!! It’s your bodies way of letting you know what your working towards is happening. An immediate sign to keep going!!
Life does this too. How many times have you gone after a goal and then it’s like everything that could go wrong does and you don’t see a way to stay committed and adult?!?!
That’s the universes way of seeing if you’re serious and ready for the your dreams. It’s always scariest right before the storm ends.
Don’t settle for anything less than your rainbow at the end. You’re with the hard work! 💜
#beyourownhero #ibelieveinyou #bebrave #beyou #chooseyou #climbyourmountain #riseuptribe #faceyourfears #musclegrowth #mindovermatter #fitcoach #lifecoachforwomen #mindsetiseverything
We grow fearless by walking into our fears. Good morning From Maui . Facing one of my fears today. #igotthis #faceyourfears
capturing my fear in the moment
WHEREVER YOU GO, GO WITH ALL YOUR HEART. - Confucius 📍 Officially moved to #Manchester
I wanted to be able to bring only one luggage but at the end I had 2 luggages. I can only say that I was amazed by people's kindness! Without even asking for help, they have just offered to take them up the stairs and also down the stairs.
There are still good people out there and I'm very grateful today ❤
My temporary room is lovely and I couldn't be more happier to start a new life over here.
Tomorrow I will go sightseeing and I will bring you with me 😝
Have a great weekend! 😘
Pour your heart into what you believe in~. Make it a great weekend my friends💃🏻♥️💃🏻