I’ve been having a lot of thoughts (lol shocker) & wanted to share some of what has been going through my mind/what I want to get out of Instagram.
I created the Zenful Katie account about a year and a half ago. I had an account already, which made me feel *very* anxious bc I never felt fully comfortable posting. That mentality is of my own creation, my ego creeping up HARD telling me that it’s not worth my while to post because I’m not good enough, my photos aren’t pretty enough, etc. Though, it is interesting to note that most of my followers from that account did *not* follow me here when I created this.. so maybe I wasn’t so in my head. Maybe I was surrounding myself with the wrong energy.
Zenful Katie was my clean break-up from that & a way for me to create my own safe space to be creative and connect with people who share interests. I didn’t really have many friends then who wanted to geek out over smoothie recipes, crystals, Reiki, holistic healing and essential oils. TBH, thinking back, I am not sure I was even comfortable being myself. I just put myself into a mold of what everyone expected of me.
I have learned so much since & there is so much more that I want to learn. I feel like I’ve been giving myself a hard time over posting again… mainly because I want to build relevant content that relates to my passions. But my goals do not align with “being an influencer” or “getting followers” - they still align with using this social medium as my creative safe-space, somewhere I can connect with likeminded people, learn from others, share my journey. I don’t want to tell you what to do. We are all on a completely different path, with different needs, mindsets, perspectives and circumstances.
But I would love if more of you who do follow me here would engage with me, share ideas with me, teach me what you are learning in the wellness space. I feel like there is so much of “LOL UR WRONG U NEED TO DO THIS” and I can’t relate. I CAN relate with sharing and feeling safe to BE YOURSELF while you share.
I’m sharing this bc I want to give myself permission (again) to post more of whatever the fuck I want, ups and downs, my journey. This is my virtual journal ✌🏼
I can’t believe it me !!! ... but it is 😊
Do you like my dancing hair ?
Thanks to my Amazing stylist in the Netherlands .. 🙏
I couldn’t help myself visiting her while I’m here for 3 weeks for family things ...
You are whole.
You are complete.
You ARE everything you need, and ever will need.
This is a friendly reminder to stop and remember.
In this moment, stop.
Wherever you are, be it a noisy shopping centre, chilling at home or with the kids yelling around you.
Notice the silence behind it all.
The silence within.
Take a deep breath.
You have everything you need in this moment.
Mind will want to come in.
"Fuck off with that, you have bills to pay"
"The kids are screaming, this is not silent at all"
"You don't have time to stop"
And just notice them come up and through and out again.
The silence remains.
It is always there.
Now that you notice it, you can access it any time. No matter where you are or what you're doing.
It is there, always.
You just have to stop and remember ❤
‘Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson ✨
Addiction is “ass backwards” in this country.
: David Staab
When we were deciding on a central theme/topic for the episode, David approached me with a passion of talking about how addiction, in his words, is “ass backwards” these days. In this episode, we talked about things like the Rat Park Experiment (which is super interesting and will probably blow your mind), the misinformation around addiction being deemed merely a chemical dependency instead of focusing on the actual deep-rooted issue most addicts face (the inability to bond/connect with others), decriminalization vs. legalization and what other countries are doing around addiction, propaganda that is initiated by addiction centers and spread for profit (trippppy!), and we also talked about David’s personal experience with overcoming his addiction to binge drinking by taking the knowledge/awareness he gained from some experimentation with psychedelics, along with a concept that I LOVED…something he calls “radical self responsibility.”
David walked me through his experience when he checked himself into an outpatient rehab facility. He heard things like “you need to drop all of your friendships”, “you can never be around alcohol again,” and other things that he just didn’t feel were designed to TRULY solve the puzzle of addiction or get down to the root cause of WHY people become addicted to substance. Fast forward a few years later and after a huge period of self discovery and acceptance, he no longer craves alcohol and is around it often socially…impulse-free. In fact, he embraces his addictive tendencies and obsessive personality and has figured out a way to channel it into productivity. Addiction stuff starts about 50min in.
In the first half, we talk a lot about how important it is to hone in on your subconscious mind, the importance of a morning routine, how to get yourself out of a rut if you feel stuck, and the importance behind reprogramming and simply allowing your thoughts.
Tune in to hear the full episode! Available on YouTube and most major podcast platforms.
YouTube: Ashley Rothstein
Podcast platforms: The Ashley Rothstein Podcast
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MOON SIGN | ABOUT ME
A little bit about me...
*My name is Kristy, but I go by Lee (my middle name), I'm 32 and a mum of 2 awesome kids. My husband is my best friend (see next image of me and him).
*I am an Aries Rising, Capricorn Sun & Sagittarius Moon.
*I am an artist, and have taught art classes to children and teens.
(Swipe to check out some of my older art)
*I am currently working on the artwork for my tarot deck.
*I am an empath. I'm still learning about this aspect of myself. Seeing extra sensitivity as a gift rather than a curse is something I am working through.
*I have used tarot as a tool for self healing and discovery for the past 1.5 years. *being out in nature is my medicine.
*I don't enjoy small talk very much. I like to talk about deep or inspiring subjects, and make soulful connections.
*I don't wear shoes! (Unless forced to).
*I'm obsessed with the moon and her magic.
*I love Harry Potter/JK.Rowling, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and dinosaurs. Big movie geek! 🖤 *Love talking/watching/reading about the subject of The Hero's Journey (check out Joseph Campbell), and mythology.
* my goal is to inspire people to find their power to express themselves authentically. It's never too late to live your biggest life! *I live to find the magic in everything!
My favourite part of the birth chart is learning about the Moon Sign. Working with the moon to understand your emotional inner world is so eye opening.
Because of my fascination with Moon Signs, I have started doing readings based on my own.
I have found it incredibly insightful!
Today I drew the Magician card. Balance. The power of awareness. Tuning in to my body and asking what emotion I feel and where. What thoughts are taking up space? And lastly, what can I do to express all of these things.
"Aparigraha means 'not coveting, hoarding'. It is one of the five yamas, or ethical disciplines, of yoga. My yoga practice is a householder practice. Householder practitioners live worldly lives. We have houses, desires, ambitions, relationships to other people, worldly responsibilities. We look to live better, more spiritual lives in the particular contexts we inhabit, in connection to ourselves and others." -@upwardfacingdogi
, our radiant teacher who teaches EVERYONE on Fridays at noon and Mindfulness right after at 1:30pm. Read the rest of her blog on living as a householder through the link in bio now.
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CELESTIAL • @kaerhart
in the Celestial Stack (Tap to shop!) + Heavily Meditated shirt from @mystictribeco
• The Celestial Stack is made with White Howlite, a “space-holder” stone + Gold Vermeil stars embedded with White Sapphire, known to bring divine grace + blessings. ✨
When is the last time you truly took care of you? When is the last time that you did something solely for you own personal development? When’s the last time that you put what you needed first before taking care of other people’s needs?
I heard this analogy twice in the same day a few weeks ago: it’s like putting your oxygen mask on first before putting it on another. It really stuck with me.
Take care of you- do the inner work that needs to be done. In this way, we help the world. By healing ourselves, we can be catalysts to help heal others. Self care means more than just spa days, it also means taking care of your inner *world*. It means showing up for yourself and doing the work that needs to be done.
If you’re ready to take your self care to the next level...if you’re ready to do the inner work, if you’re ready to change your life- message me for more information about my 1:1 program. Enrollment is open now💛🙌🏻
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Your body holds deep wisdom. Trust in it. Nourish it. Learn from it. 🌿
Loving the vibes of this wreath - I am totally thinking about creating one for the house. Part of my IIN classes today talked about creativity - and viewing creativity in all aspects of life. Decorating the house, getting things done, solving problems - how we look at potential obstacles can change the outcomes!⠀
If something feels like an obstacle, look at it from another point of view. Maybe you have so many things on your to do list and no idea how to accomplish them? Take 5 minutes and list out every single way you can think of to get everything done - even the outlandish ideas. The more creative the ideas, the better. You never know - one of those outlandish, creative ideas might be the very best way to get things done. ⠀
Happy Tuesday Ladies!! 💋
Some of you who have been around for a while know this is me but to everyone who is new or didn’t know the face behind Atlantis Aura, hey! I’m Lindsay. To go along with the lunar eclipse/ blood moon intense energy of change and letting go what no longer serves you I’ve decided to let Atlantis Aura go. Everything will now be under my name and will feel a lot more personal and authentic. I got to the point where Atlantis Aura felt like it was in the way of me really being me and sharing all I want to share with you. I’d really like to let you all get to know me now and share what I’ve been through in life to hopefully help some of you out there who may be going through a tough time. I’m a cancer, a very deep intuitive feeler, and am ready to embrace my gifts and speak my truth. I’m making this post as much for me as I am for you. To finally step into this path I’ve felt waiting for me for a while now and to really say yes to it. I’m excited to see how it will unfold 💜
New products are NOW available online!!
💕2 unisex (or unisexy as we call it) sweaters
💕pants you won’t want to get out of
💕a feminine shirt showing off our wild side
Join us in the happy dance 💃🏻✨🕺🏻
Hard time choosing your crystal?.. . . .
It's probably because you're trying too hard.. . . .
Just relax, let go of all expectations and visit a crystal shop. . . .
Glance around at all the crystals in display and sense the energies that are calling to you. . .
There will be ONE crystal that calls out to you :) .
ONE energy will make you feel special, warm and happy. . . .
That's the one for you! . .
Why? . . .
Because YOU don't choose your crystals. YOUR CRYSTAL chooses you. . .
Tag 3 friends need to read this :)
Do you know those people that are always telling you to think more positive. Or that happiness is from within. You know, those insanely happy people that keep smiling in your direction when you just want to be a little less smiley.
Yep, those people... they used to irritate the hell out of me! ... Until I became one of them.
You see, I made the decision to stop the blame game and simply change my thinking. It wasn’t easy but it was pivotal.
I used to get overwhelmed really easy. I suffered from bouts of depression and anxiety. I sometimes found the world a really hard place to navigate. I used to care what people thought of me. I used to be cautious. I was the person who was ok to tear another down if I felt threatened. I struggled with finding myself, never feeling like I was in the right skin.
All of this was BIG and hard for me to work through. But I made the decision to change and to dial into my heart.
I needed to change and come back to a place of happiness, and a place where I could just be me. I ignored what others were saying and doing, and I focused on myself and what I wanted in this life (remember we only have one), I didn’t want to be part of the petty drama or the unnecessary negativity that can be so thrown into our personal space.
I made a decision to look at the flip side, and appreciate the beautiful things that surround me. And slowly I began to find myself, my light, my appreciation, my strength, my heart, my mind and my purpose.
I learned so many things about myself and health, and incredibly so much about the world and others.
I am forever grateful for the decisions I have made that have led me where I am today.
I am still faced with these demons regularly, only this last week I had a big emotional blow on trust.
We are always learning and changing but ultimately we are the ones who have the chance to change and live this life like it’s the most amazing gift.
We all have the potential to be or create something truly amazing.
Make your choices wisely.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift... that’s why we call it the present”.
#livehappy #choosehappiness #choice #life #mindset #youareincontrol
“Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ~ e. e. cummings • The Ida Moon with White Sapphire. • Tap to shop. 🌙
Getting healthy sucks. Am I right, ladies?! 🙌🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But only in the beginning.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And you don’t have to do it alone!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want to be your WING GIRL! 🙋🏻♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And you know why?? Because a few years ago I had tried everythinggggg. Name a diet, I tried it. Name a workout, I tried it. But I never found success or physical freedom until I found the support I needed to keep me going. I found it in this private online accountability group with NORMAL people, just like me. Who were struggling just like me, who held me accountable and kept me motivated to not just stick with it and reach my goals but to create a LIFESTYLE and to truly ENJOY the journey 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Because honestly, what good is getting healthy if you’re just miserable the whole freaking time?? Life is too fucking short to spend another day at war with yourself. If you’ve been feeling STUCK, or LOST, fed up, discouraged, or even grossed out with the person that’s been staring back at you in the mirror. I want to invite YOU to start off your 2019 with ME! 👋🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We will work together every day, side by side (in a virtual kind of way 😜), cheering each other on as we go after our goals and tackle those New Years resolutions.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You get to do it from home, on your schedule, when it works for you. 20 minutes a day, for 42 days. That is all I’m asking of you. Commit to that and checking in with me and I PROMISE we will have you LOVING your new habits and new LIFE. I will a meal plan, 30 meals (you get to choose for breakfast, lunch or dinner), all 42 workouts, private coaching from me, and a supportive community like you’ve never seen before.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You DESERVE to LOVE the body you’re living in. You CAN reach your goals and love your reflection. And when you take care of YOU, you show up as your best self for all the other important people in your life who you love so dearly. In my groups it’s not about losing weight, it’s about becoming a better mom, wife, friend, sister, person.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Drop your favorite emoji below for more info 🥰
Not Only SMELLS DIVINE- it is ... ✨🙏🏻 At Bleu Bear healing & Wellness we have created our own special unique healing blend of sacred oils!
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Place on desired area like pulse points, chakras, or palms of hands & feet.
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The Moon, in Diamonds — in case you haven’t gotten enough majestic moon lately. ✨ STONE: DIAMOND | The king of gems. A crystal of light and high frequency. A symbol of purity and innocence. Amplifies manifestation. Gives hope. Connects you to the spiritual realms. Activates the Radiant Body and Crown Chakra. Clears the etheric body. MANTRA: SAT SIRI SIRI AKAL | Complete Mantra: Sat siree siree akaal, siree akaal mahaa akaal, Mahaa akaal, sat naam, akaal moorat, wahay guroo. Yogi Bhajan called this the mantra for the Aquarian Age. When we chant it we affirm that we are timeless, deathless beings. • Shop link in profile 👆🏼or tap.
We all need sometimes a little help raising our vibration, and lift our moods. Specially on freezing cold days like today. How about a non toxic aphrodisiac, vegan, all organic oil designed to increase blood flow, enhance nerve communication, and stimulate your mind, body, and yes I said it LiBIDO !!! It contain a unique and powerful plant oils, herbs, and essential oils of course chosen specifically for there warming and sensual effect. I’ve been working on this formula over two years to reach the perfect ratio, and sublime scent. ( so don’t try it at home;)) Begin by deeply inhaling your oil the aromatherapy aspects will stimulate your limbic system ( our emotional brain). Start by applying under your collarbone, move to inner thighs, and gently roll your way up. 💋💋💋 you can wear it as a perfume only if you do not want to go there. It is absolutely delicious. My favorite for this cold cozy nights.
One of the most incredible flowers I’ve ever seen🤩🌸 Passion flower straight from the magical garden of Yiannia 💫 these flowers only bloom for one day so you have to make sure you appreciate it before it’s gone. just like everything in life really ⭐️☺️💫
Upload from yesterday’s little self love retreat 🙌🏼 gym, crystals, the ocean and high vibes. Take yourself there I highly recommend it. 📷- @mrselftimer