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Last week, I went to see the Rockefeller tree before they took it down. It was stunning as always, but my visit was colored by a rush of low-grade anxiety. It seemed to creep up out of nowhere. I had just spent my afternoon writing a long and ambitious list of desires for the New Year. And while they all felt really juicy and attainable when I wrote them, the comedown from that high was fast and hard. The space between letting go of the old and calling in the new is downright terrifying. It’s like the free fall of a skydive before the parachute flaps open. And in this vulnerable state, the instinct to reach back to what is known and comfortable is strong. This much is clear: it takes incredible mental and emotional courage to create lasting change. And over the years I’ve learned that this messy, in-between phase is unavoidable. The only way out is through. All I can offer are some soothing balms that have helped me along the way. To love and thank the parts of the past that have outlived their usefulness. To trust that your dreams are yours for a reason. To let the vision of your future potential inspire you. And most importantly, to find beauty in the life you are living now, exactly where you are. And in the meantime, I send heaping doses of love and compassion to all the dreamers. Whether you’re kicking ass and taking names or have already slipped back to what’s comfortable. It’s all part of the process. And it’s not for the faint of heart. I admire your bravery. Keep going. You’ve got this!
A little throwback with a fresh edit. I can’t decide if I like the color or bw version the best. Which do you like? #fortworthlocal #fortworthphotographer #dfwports #dallasphotographer #childphotographer #oniramen #naturallight #findthelight #canonshooter #85mm
Be you , and don't be a copy of the others 🖤 #19 #winter #findthelight #style
٠ من ميتوانستم دخترى از خاندان خوانين يزد در اواخر حكومت افشاريه باشم كه به انتظار خبرى خوش از اين هشتى به آن هشتى ميرفتم و خيره به در ميبودم. يا شايد توريستى فرانسوى بودم كه در سال هاى حكومت پهلوى به ايران آمده بودم و دقيقا كنار همين نرده ها منتظر دختر و همسرم بودم كه از در روبرويى وارد شوند و برايم دست تكان بدهند. شايد هم دانشجوى معمارى در سال ١٣٨٨بودم كه به زور آورده شده بودم تا اسكيسى از اين نما بكشم و چشم به راه استاد بودم تا سرانجام از آن در كذايى بيرون بيايد و با دست اجازه ى مرخصى بدهد. من ميتوانستم هركدام از اينها باشم،اما من فقط مينايى بودم كه در سال ١٣٩٧ از تمام اين اما و اگر و شايد ها عكس گرفتم. نميدانم،شايد من هم چشم به راه روشنايى بودم. #photography #iphonegraphy #myphotography #myiphonegraphy #myphotographylife #myiphonegraphylife #yazd #iran #architecture #iransarchitecture #light #findthelight #history #historichomes #historical #يزد #باغ_دولت_آباد
When it comes to falling apart, it's best to know that we have a reason to collapse... N thats to acknowledge that we are just human, N being human is sometimes tragic in the most beautiful way possible🌸•🌙 •🌸 • • • • • • #inspirationalquotes #positivevibes #human #pink #wiccan #alternative #grunge #nails #piercings #innerstrength #pinkwitch #findthelight #alternativegirl #aesthetic #witch
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The Mother Muse Nourish campaigns are very close to my heart. I felt isolated in my feeding journey with my daughter because I was not able to breastfeed as long as I had wanted to. Having been in the modelling industry for years, I struggled with anorexia for a very long time. Finding out I was pregnant was a blessing because although I recovered from my eating disorder, the experience still haunts me to this day. I was blessed to have a healthy and easy pregnancy with my daughter and I will never take that for granted. I had a natural birth with my daughter but it was traumatic and I had a lot of blood loss. After birthing her my heartbeat became irregular and I tore badly and could barely hold her. The combination of recovering from years of anorexia, large amount of blood loss during the birth, and being anemic resulted in struggling with my milk supply. To some people this may come off as an excuse and I believe this is why campaigns like this one are extremely important. For the women who do not feel ready to share their story in the fear of judgment, I will stand for us. My daughter was born 8 pounds and within the first week dropped down to 4 pounds. I took my doctor’s advice which was to eat a highly nourished diet and I tried my absolute best to produce milk. I remember so clearly sitting on my couch pumping each breast for an hour and not even reaching 50ml of milk. I felt like I was letting my daughter down which led to a spiral of dark postpartum depression. I remember one of the worst days was when I spent an entire day pumping for her and made 50ml and it spilt everywhere in my kitchen. I was broken. After having experienced this challenge with my first pregnancy, when I found out we were pregnant with our second I felt a strength within my soul to not put myself down. I vowed that I would allow my body to do its absolute best without judging myself or allowing others opinions to control me. I have two deeply connected, healthy and smart little ones, both of whom were partially breastfed. From this experience, I learned it is so important for us to support each other. At the end of the day how we nourish our babies should not be controversial.
Getting a lot of sleep doesn't always mean getting a lot of rest. Struggling to wake up says a lot more about when you ate the night before then how long you slept. ❤️ @EmilyJoyRosen @The.Empowered.Woman #couragemylove #justwakingup #healinghearts #secretkeepers #findthelight #woundsintowings
There is great power in acceptance of things as they are. Acceptance does not mean we must approve. It simply means we have a clear sense of where we actually are - and where we need to go next. ❤ @EmilyJoyRosen @The.Empowered.Woman #couragemylove #justwakingup #healinghearts #secretkeepers #findthelight #woundsintowings
I’m always a sucker for a sunset... and this one was right up there...⠀ ⠀ #spectacularsunset #lagomera #palmtreegoals #lightandshadow #findthelight #sunsetview #lagomeraisland #lagomeratravel #palmtreesunset
There are two ways to look at every situation: 1) from the point of the egoic personality, the personality that evolved to protect you from pain by denying things, carving things out and compensating. Everything is a problem to get rid of; everything is a problem to solve; 2) from the point of your essence: everything is an opportunity to grow. The personality wants to avoid pain, essence wants truth. #discoveryourself #innerlove #purpose #discovery #you #findthelove #findthelight #youarelight #lessofyourpersonality #moreofyouressence #embracetruth #ahalmaas #almaas
Not that long ago, like within the last year, I wanted to end things. For good. But I knew there was something over the hill, I would find the light again. I couldn’t stop trying, not with my babies counting on me. DO NOT EVER STOP LOOKING FOR THAT LIGHT!!! 🙌🏼🙏🏼 Things will get better, and sometimes they’ll be tough but that won’t compare to the joy that lies ahead. This fitness journey is part of an even bigger journey!! 😃💕 I challenge you to take care of yourself. Like REALLY take care of yourself. Also, find something bigger than your problems to invest your time in! Art, music, school, volunteer! Sometimes we get too down because we forget to focus on all of the beautiful things out there and then our sadness magnified as we feel more alone. I love you. You are worth fighting for. Each day is a new opportunity or greatness... only if YOU are around. 😘❤️ (I already know I can’t sing but better believe that’s not stopping me😂) #loveyourself #behappy #beatdepression #findthelight #keepfindingit #thisisreallife #realshit #thisishowiheal #awareness #teambeachbody #tbb #beachbodycoach #beachbodycoach #mind #body #spirit #fitness #fitmom #fitwomen #fitnessgirl #fitnessmotivation #workout #workoutmotivation #healthandwellness #health #wellness
I love this quote! It brought some sunshine ☀️ to this rainy 🌧 day here in California! #findthelight #evenonarainyday Thanks @thereachableheart for posting it today! #strengthenandencourageothers #cultivateopportunity #gordonbhinckley #lookforthegoodinpeople #buildonthegood #positivity #countyourblessings
One of the best parts of weddings is seeing all the wonderful notes and well wishes left for the happy couple ♥️ What’s the cutest idea you’ve seen for recording guest’s notes?
part 2 "Polygraph eyes - covered by me" @yungbludwho @yungblud @adam_warrington @michaelrennie92 @chinacatdoll #findthelight (I have a cold so I'm sorry if my voice isn't totally correct)
Some of us will have many experiences that are so painful we don't know how we will survive them. Our task may simply be to keep breathing, keep breathing, until we find ourselves able to move again... And in such moments, if we can offer ourselves compassion for our suffering, it just might reveal the path toward healing. ❤ @EmilyJoyRosen @The.Empowered.Woman #couragemylove #justwakingup #healinghearts #secretkeepers #findthelight #woundsintowings
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.” Ephesians 1:5-7 . These are the words I reflected on this morning. As someone who felt out of place for most of her life, this verse hits home. He mindfully chose me. ME. Before I could ever work to earn his love or affection. And it made him happy! . It is here just on the other side of the driest and hardest season of my life when I truly realized that as much as I don’t show up in our relationship (my favorite aspect of my beliefs, that it is an honest & raw relationship with the creator of the world) he ALWAYS shows up. He never left in the darkest of days. I feel it to my core. . Maybe one day I will share some journal entry’s from those days with you and you can read for yourself the transformation that took place. The life that was given back to the dead spaces of my heart. . Until then, I’ll share this verse and picture of coffee. Because both bless my heart. 😏💛
OWN IT! . . . Who you are. Your actions. Your talents. Your mistakes. Your struggles. Your gifts ... all of it. Just own it! . . . Step into your own space. Be authentically you, even if it's not "popular" or "trendy". The people aligned with who you are will be attracted to your authenticity + your energy. The others, it won't matter. . . .
There will inevitably be moments in your life that are not what you expect. Moments that challenge every perception you have. Moments that challenge your way of being. Moments that feel horrible. As Aristotle reminds us, we must focus on the light. It is in those dark moments when you must focus on all the light around you. Challenges suck, no doubt about it. In those moments there will always be a light to be found. Be brave, focus-in and find the light. It is there if you look for it. Be brave today my friends, you can get through anything, you've done it before and you'll do it again. #findthelight #bethelight #rudiusquest
I remember many years ago having to beg certain people to give me an opportunity to showcase what I could do - few would, the majority wouldn’t unless there was a great benefit to them. After a while, I promised never to beg anyone for an opportunity… Specifically, I said, “Fuck’em, I’ll create my own.” I also promised myself that no matter how big my business or its coffers got, that if it's a good fit and their heart is in the right place, I will always mentor and provide an opportunity to SHINE an aspiring creative. • • • • #mentor #entrepreneurlife #humble #giveback #workforit #opportunity #findthelight #aov #mood #ig_mood #photographer #potd #photooftoday #nikonphotography #nikon #abstract #creatives #justcreate #myownboss #ceolife #agencylife
2nd View 😎
Whether you're exclusively breastfeeding, pumping, formula feeding, using a milk donor or a combination of the above I believe strongly as mothers we need to support one another. At the end of the day how we nourish our babies should not be controversial. We should not feel shamed by ourselves or others. Because there is so much pressure on motherhood, we must build a community together, as having a support system during these times is crucial. I have so much respect for women who breastfeed. I have so much respect for women who formula feed. I have so much respect for women who pump or use a milk donor. Photographed by @lizrosa for @mothermusemag #fedisbest
this is my video edit entry for @yungbludwho giveaway! the rules are on their page if you want to know how to win a "yungblud loner t-shirt" #findthelight
There will inevitably be moments in your life that are not what you expect. Moments that challenge every perception you have. Moments that challenge your way of being. Moments that feel horrible. As Aristotle reminds us, we must focus on the light. It is in those dark moments when you must focus on all the light around you. Challenges suck, no doubt about it. In those moments there will always be a light to be found. Be brave, focus-in and find the light. It is there if you look for it. Be brave today my friends, you can get through anything, you've done it before and you'll do it again. #findthelight #bethelight #rudiusquest
Oh hey third trimester 👋 — I see you finding the light little ones ✨👶👶 #28weekspregnant #thirdtrimester #twinpregnancy #7weekstogo
When you DO more, you can SERVE more, and you can GIVE more. Today was an affirmation for how much GOOD can be done when people come together for a positive purpose. Coaching has given my little family freedom. But more importantly it’s given us the resources to pay it forward and serve others. I couldn’t be more thankful for leaders like @chelseablush + @robbinsanity who set up a trip like this and incorporated service alongside of it. We spent the morning supporting Robb + Chels as they officially opened up a paved road that leads to a school that they’ve been working in + sponsoring for the last year. Blessed to be a part of it and have the tiniest impact on their vision. 🙏🏼🎒🚌 #TeamRootToRise #bluefieldsbay
Someone asked me last night, “How do you see yourself when you look in the mirror?” Tough question. I didn’t have a good answer at the time so I turned inward and reflected deeper. Here’s the truth. I don’t know what you all see. You see what I allow you to see. BUT~ I see a woman. A warrior. I see eyes that once housed a world of pain and anger, but now hold nothing but a capacity for greatness. I see a strong woman who took her life back. I used to want to die. I used to be afraid to live. Living meant I had to feel things. Everything. Acknowledge pain and vulnerability. Now it’s the other way around. I want to live. I want to feel the world for all it has to offer; the good and the bad. Death doesn’t have to mean you cease to exist. You can remain breathing, but still be dead inside. To go through life existing rather than living is scarier and in my experience, that disconnect is ultimately more painful than any hardship that we could endure. I’m so grateful that I’ve come alive again. Each day brings new challenges, but I face it all with courage and that courage brings victories. No matter how great or small, every victory is something worth celebrating because it means that you won. And the greatest battle we fight is the one against ourselves. What do I see when I look in the mirror? I see ME. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I recognize the woman I’m looking at. I love her. There’s a long journey ahead, but she has come so far and I’m damn proud of her. What do you see when you look in the mirror?? I’d love for you to share with me in the comments below 👇🏼👇🏼
Here’s the thing, I freaking HATE leaving my apartment to go to work in the morning. I feel rushed no matter how early I wake up, it’s always a mess with dishes in the sink and laundry everywhere, and when I get home all I want to do is work on my coaching business. Chores are always on the back burner lols. Reading my client check ins give me so much happiness, connecting with girls that are struggling with self image, developing a solid routine, or are just looking for a community, THAT gives me happiness. Connecting with my coworkers from around the country, let me do that ALL DAMN DAY. Some people are made to work in an office, wear their stylish business casual outfits. TBH business casual will never be a trendy thing in my closet. I seriously try and be as comfortable as I can get while trying to look decent (AKA stretchy pants and long sweaters). I am just someone that’s not meant for it. And that’s okay, because I’m building a business (part time still) that will ultimately allow me to do what I want, wear what I want, and work anywhere. Do you want in?✨
It’s always flowing Going to places You can’t see Flowing Slowly Through muddy funk Over rock In deep channels Through and through Flowing Quickly Over rough waters You’ll get through It’s always flowing Going to places You can’t see But always true #19poem13 #poem #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetrytoday #createtoday #findtoday #findthelight #bringjoy #bringhope #bringlove #bringpeace #rivers #olemanriver #mississipi #minnesota #water #flowing
So I tried to think of a cool caption but it’s too hard. So this is it 👍🏼 Photo @daniellesymonsphotographer Styling @dan_ryan_70 Grooming @michellemitchell_hmu Video @luk3davis coming soon . #closeup #findthelight #actor #model #tw
While walking through these woods I could feel the bustle of life all around me. I could hear the cars speeding by and the trees swaying in the wind. I could feel the birds chirping and the lawnmower mowing. Hearing all of these sounds made me realize that in that moment I was living so slow and that everything around me was living so fast. It’s these slow moments like this that add a flavor to life and make it all more enjoyable than it already is🌲
Back from being MIA! I love not being on social media. I prefer in person. I prefer to see my friends videos and pictures when I am sitting in front of them drinking a coffee. I prefer face to face, emotions in real time. I prefer phone calls to texts and I love a home cooked meal and a french pressed coffee vs going out. • I also prefer to be super private about the real stuff. No, I don’t want to post pictures of me at work, of my boyfriend, or the classes I am taking. We live in a world where we put too much assumption on a video or the pictures of people we don’t even talk to. • I have social media because it is the platform that is needed, is a must, to reach people today. • #redhead #inthesun #dontsquint #findthelight #underarmourhoodie #smile #hazeleyes #truth #socialmediarant #inperson #idontgetpeopletoday #private #iwilldome #medicinehat #calgary #lethbridge #reddeer #taken
Friends at work bought me these to cheer me up. : Sitting here looking at them I feel reminded of my loss and how these flowers would have made great pregnancy announcement flowers. : On the other hand, I am grateful for them recognizing my loss and that I was thought of and supported during this hard time. 💐
I love how this sunflower makes me feel! ... full of energy, happy, bright, warm, and positive. Hope all you little sunflowers have a great start to your day! 🌻 ———————————————————————————- #sunflower #sunflowers 🌻 #positivestart #goodmorning #spreadthelight #loveandlight #energy #happyday #positivevibes #goodenergy #fuelfortheday #setyourintentions #mood #spiritanimal #gratitude #practice #findthelight
I feel deep in my bones that it will be something good. Yet when we talk about the future plans for it I find myself saying, “I don’t know how we are going to do that. But we’ll figure it out.” Even now, just thinking about it, I have butterflies. But all the best things require a deep breath and a leap, right? You can have all of the best ideas, but if you never muster the boldness to start right where you are with what you have... those ideas will wither or be stolen away. If you wait to start when everything is in neat little rows, it will be too late. So we’ll start here. And we’ll build. Until it is something big and beautiful that tells the story of spirits not made for fear (2 Timothy 1:7). To create something that can touch many lives, we must step forward honestly and courageously. . If you want to watch this journey from the very start and see what it becomes, please follow @farmhandmarket . Many, many thanks to everyone who has already given words of encouragement. It means more than you know! . “She moves through the market like merchant ships that dock here and there in distant ports, finally arriving home with food she’s carried from afar. She rises from bed early, in the still of night, carefully preparing food for her family[...]. She has a plan. She considers some land and buys it. Then with her earrings, she plants a vineyard. She wraps herself in strength, carries herself with confidence, and works hard, strengthening her arms for the task at hand. She tastes success and knows it is good.” ✨
I want to fall in love with living again. Nothing is the same. Paralyzed by change. I feel nothing. I feel everything all at once. Nothing makes sense. Who the fuck am I. I'm falling down the rabbit hole. This all must be a bad dream. #aliceinwonderland #depression #sunlight #life #light #findthelight
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory and wherever there is light, one can photograph 🕯 📸: @mindofkevinb #findthelight #thelightmakeseverything #picturesdosay1000words #photography
take time to make your soul happy. i did, by capturing this light...🍃 . #findthelight #theartisticsoul #createartdaily
Just sayin’... ☕️☕️🤣☕️☕️ {~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~}~{~} • • • • • • #PrettyTotesOnTheGo #Quotes #Coffee #WakeUp #Bible #Funny #BeKind #Inspiration #FindTheLight #ThirtyOne #MoreThanABag #ThirtyOneGifts #31Consultant #Gifts
If all of us found a way to see light in each other, the world would be a beautiful place. #namaste #findthelight #nomorenegativity #myintent #handstamped #handstanpedjewelry
Something new and something old. • Matkustaminen avartaa. Tässä tapauksessa kävelin vaan yhden jäähallin ympäri. . . . . . #myhelsinki #neverstopexploring #bluehour #lookup
holdfast to what is lovely what is noble, what is true, go boldly after things, hope has set the heart to do. find Light in the little things seek joy in new terrains welcome signs of growth and be forever changed. - Morgan Harper Nichols Happy Tuesday Lovelies 💙💜 #holdfast #noble #light #sunnythoughts #findthelight #happinessproject #seekjoy #seeklove #loveyourself #becoming #becomingyou #beauthentic #staytrue #keepgoing #keepfaith #happinesswillfollow #tuesday #tuesdaymotivation #positivevibes #positivequotes #love #growth #selflove #selfcare #selfgrowth #peace #peacewithin #morganharpernichols
💧💨❄️Furry Drainage Grate💧💨❄️ • • • #iceicebaby #ice #winterwalk #dogwalk #morningwalk #gooutside #lookaround #walkswithroxy #findthelight
50 years and strong...because they have each other to hold. ⠀ ⠀ My mission is to capture the start of something beautiful. To create memories to share with your children and your children’s children...to freeze a moment that can be placed in a frame to be held in your hands from day one through 50 plus years of marriage...hands that will cheer in celebration, hold love, and weather storms...holding on together.⠀ ⠀ “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things, all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness’.” -Shall we Dance⠀ ⠀ #bestgoals2019
Today is a whole new chapter ✨ #findthelight
A visitor from Wisconsin bought a doll from Victoria, an Artist for Soup biointensive gardener. Artists for Soup is a non profit org dedicated to reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty through collaboration with women’s groups in Nicaragua. A doll making group is developing new designs of dolls to sell as part of our small enterprise project. Follow us on Instagram and on Facebook ! #womenartists #nicaragua #creativity #fish #chickens #smallenterprise #womensupportwomen #sustainability #painters #artistsforsoup #artist #nicaragua #womenartists #creativity #innovation #painters #artistsforsoup #smallenterprise #findthelight #beauty #foodsecurity #smallbusiness #improvisation #collaboration #lapazcentro #leon #chickenart #functionalart #sustainability #improvisation #dolls
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