✨Reaching for a little Love this morning •
Self love is defined as a ‘regard for ones own well-being and happiness’. Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. In other words, a daily self love practice enables us to grow.
So how can we practice self love each daily?
Self love is acknowledging that when you dedicate time to yourself, you show up as a better you every day. Self love is taking deep breaths. Self love is allowing 5 minutes to gather your thoughts. Self love is meditating instead of scrolling through your phone. Self love is cancelling plans because you’re tired. Self love is taking a long bath on a Sunday. Self love is lighting your favourite candle. Self love is using beautiful, nature skin care. Self love is spending time with yourself.
Self love is to ask yourself the question ‘how highly to I value my own well-being and happiness?’ and then making changes that you see necessary •
The habits that you cultivate around your own self love each day dramatically shape your life. So what would the woman you want to be practice daily?
✨12 Days of Xmas Giveaways✨Deep House Vinyasa LIVE DJ Set!
We’re sending off or last DHV for the year with a bang and bringing you a sweat session to remember with power couple @whoiszsuzsa
🌟 Zsuzsa will bring her usual fire, with Benji DJing live on the decks!
Join us at 6:30pm tonight for an hour on the mat ❤️ with amazing tunes, and all of the festive, celebratory vibes!
To keep the Christmas spirit going we also have an Xmas special on our One Month Intro Offer - currently only $49! So if you haven’t been to our studio, what better time than now 🌟 we’d love to see you there!
Vouchers to the studio are also available for those who need some last minute gift ideas 💖
Happy Humpday friends!
Enjoyed attending the holiday pop-up by @delachic_
who partnered with @project_beauty_dfw
to collect donations to make care packages for women in shelter, such a great cause💞. I always enjoy getting to know new people and reconnecting we with boss babes. Thanks again @delachic_
for having me, it was so nice meeting you, can't wait for your NYE clothing collection✨
Wearing my new @target
boots, my hat is also from @targetstyle
, and my top and skirt are both from @forever21 @forever21dallas
It’s a legit circus around here but I love these clowns!!! Photo by @rolowills
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." (Name that movie!)
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FOMO is real, people. Each time we release new workshop tickets, we end up getting a few last minute 'please let me in's' - don't let this be you!
We've halved the number of attendees for each one of our workshops to allow for more 1:1 personalised advice for each attendee - which means there are only limited places each time we head to a new city.
Get in before the end of the year why don’t you!
Image from @catcoonz.
💬 Comment if you can relate to this:
You started your freelance web or graphic design business because you love being creative, working alone, and working from the comfort of your own bed. I mean, workspace. *Cough cough*
There’s just one problem.
Working for yourself is stressful.💔
You are basically in charge of EVERYTHING. From organizing client files to getting clients to pay you ON TIME. Don't even.🤚🏽
Do you sometimes wonder if it would be easier to get a day job? Work in a studio? Leave all the payment-chasing and following-up to someone else and just collect your payslip at the end of each month?
Well, if you do, you're not alone. I've been there myself.
I went through a patch where freelancing was breaking me, and I was this close to quitting.
But instead, I did three things to save my business and regain my sanity:
01. I organized the heck out of my business
02. I set boundaries
03. I raised my rates .
And you can do the same, too.
By organizing your business, you can get your life back on track and start focusing on why you became a freelancer in the first place. .
For more info, head to my free course - link in bio.
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We pulled the kids out of school early + we’re headed to Nashville for (fingers crossed) a white Christmas at @thefarmatwateroak.
My family is coming in on Sunday for our first Christmas together in 2 years and I’m beyond excited to be together. Now, does anyone want to come wrap all the presents I had sent there? #thefarmatwateroak
corduroy🎄christmas | revisiting our old stomping grounds, where we met + got engaged
The countdown is on...one week unit Christmas! I hate how Christmas comes and goes, so I am trying to enjoy this week even amongst all the craziness!
Who else is super stoked for NYE? 🙋🙋 So ready for a fun girls night out! Have you made your dinner plans yet? Reservations are booking up FAST, so I’d go ahead and book your table for your crew with @opentable
I’m the foodie of the group and my friends always leave it to me to make reservations, but let me tell you a secret: their Dining Decider really helped me find the perfect NYE dinner spot! 🎉Head over to my IG Stories for a link, and tag a friend you’re spending the evening with! #OpenTablexNYE #DishPics #ad
GIVEWAY TIME! Win a $100 @givehappycards
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Shop my outfit >> http://liketk.it/2yUdH #liketkit @liketoknow.it
Holiday baking brings me so much joy. I love being able to give my friends a gift I’ve made personally for them. It’s the Midwesterner in me, and my New York friends always seem so surprised and grateful for them. ➖ True story: When I first moved to NYC, I actually baked cookies for every person in my apartment building and knocked on their door to hand deliver them. Some people were weirded TF out by it, but with others, I made friends for life, or at least gained enough karma points to have a few parties without noise complaints.
Hells yes ✨ Heading home to upstate tomorrow 🥰 Ready for snow, homemade cookies & all things Christmas 🎄 #vitabrillanti
"Dad has cancer"
Words I never thought I would hear.
When my parents told me, I collapsed on the floor. Uncontrollably shaking and hysterically yelling. Why, God why?
At that moment our lives changed forever. And we've been fighting a battle ever since.
Between him in critical condition in ICU with post op complications, to cleaning up his vomit at home, to seeing my mom, wife of 43 years, struggle. This has been very challenging few months to say the least.
On a positive note, today marks his last day of chemo + radiation 👐 so today I celebrate him. A man who has dedicated his entire life bringing peace to this world. Which leads me to this random photo of my tattoo.... 😉
Blessed are the Peacemakers Matthew 5:9
My father's favorite bible verse in his handwriting.
I love you SO MUCH DAD!!!
#fuckcancer #cancersucks #bileductcancer #pleasegodfixthis
*learns how to do one kind of braid once* I’m writing a blog post all about my experience with @barefootblondehair
so far 🌸 go to my stories if you have any q’s you want answered about them!
Even amongst all of the gift guides and ideas floating around this time of year, sometimes it’s really hard to decide on something for certain people on your list! In those cases, instead of getting them a scarf they’ll never wear, why not get them something they can consume?!
Today on LakeShoreLady.com, I’m showing you how to put together a gift basket full of delicious Signature Reserve products that encourages a cozy night in this holiday season. Plus, you can find all of the ingredients right in your local @jewelosco
! Swipe up in my story to read the post 🙌🏼 [ad] #signaturereserve
Mission complete 〰️ Two weddings edited in two days, including this one - my Jenna & Josh (can’t wait to share more of this wedding). I’m now on route to Perth to shoot another wedding this week, and then I’m stopping to enjoy some time with family over Christmas. And then it’s one more wedding before the year is out, before I can call 2018 a wrap. Hope you’re all embracing the beautiful chaos of this time of year ✨
took some amazing photos of me a couple weeks ago. I can’t wait to blast you with them all. ⠀
This is probably an exact move I do when trying to make my workouts more exciting. Sometimes the monotony gets a little boring. So, you gotta keep it interesting. ⠀
I’m running a little slow lately because I’m working so much, but trying to make me a priority with my workouts. How do you make yourself a priority? ⠀
about this time last year ✌🏻
i booked a ticket to @hkdisneyland
on a whim — while on a plane back from Disney World, no less — and flew two weeks later, alone, to see the last Disney Park on my list. they say Hong Kong Disneyland is a one day park, but i spent three blissful days wandering around, riding rides and having a tea and donut so often that the bakery staff began recognizing me 👹👋🏼
I’ve never been an advocate of traveling alone — it’s usually more of a circumstance than an choice — but i had such a wonderful time that I’d kill to do it all again. It feels like a million years ago now, but looking at this photos makes me v-e-r-y happy and just a little bit sad. Not that it’s over, not that I have no new Disney park to explore...but that I didn’t buy the jumbo $200 Gelatoni and its own seat in the plane for the ride home 😂
⭐️ HOLIDAY GIVE-AWAY!!! ⭐️That's right, I'm feeling the Christmas spirit!! Y'all know that I'm all about self-care and all things girly, as long as it's ethical! I'm giving away the Truly Natural Mascara from @honeybeegardens.
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Each Eunoia Journey Pack contains a mini set of 2 oracle cards 🍃 You collect a new set with every box ~
We loved the idea of having an illustration of your ritual in every pack as a little visual reminder to keep around your house.
We call these beautiful illustrations our Eunoia Women ~ there is a unique woman to every pack.
Our Eunoia Women are a big part of our brand, representing the traits and emotions you’re calling forward when you step into your ritual.
Each Eunoia Woman represents femininity, ease, strength and flow and has her own set of values. Is it our hope that you own values match up with that of our Eunoia Women and their message aligns entirely with yours ✨
Pictured, our Gratitude Woman & Gratitude rock, clear quartz 🙏🏼
I’ve said this to you girls before, that I’ve felt like my whole life I’ve been waiting for something... and a lot of you could relate.⠀
Well babes, I’ve stopped waiting. And you know why? Because I feel SO damn aligned with my soul, my desires, and my dreams. ⠀
In nearly each corporate job I’ve had, I’ve gotten myself on thin ice. I’ve had issues with my bosses, and my dreams questioned by THEM. ⠀
I didn’t belong. I DON’T belong in that world. I was born a creative. I was born with a passionate mind to live a life outside of what we deem ‘normal’ in society.⠀
To me? Our generation is creating a NEW normal. Where it’s normal to build a business of your own and take risks, where it’s normal to believe in yourself and quit that job that sucks your soul, where it’s NORMAL to succeed in what you’re passionate about. ⠀
And I used to be really afraid of chasing my dreams because I felt like I didn’t deserve them. That I could never be the exception to the rule. That my dreams were not achievable. But we can all be the exception. And with that we create new rules. ⠀
Rant over. 💗
Love what you do and love it hard. Love it so much that when you wake up you’re excited to see what the day has in store. You are so freaking capable of making your dreams a reality. Do not let anyone tell you different ✌🏻
My favorite shot 📸 captured by the talented dallas photographer @mindfullyexecuted
✨ thank you for the awesome opportunity and for making me feel super comfortable!
Don’t let this job take up the whole day! But, please just double check that all your scheduling for social media, blogs and anything else is set up and good to go for the rest of the Christmas break. 🎄🌟
You don’t want to be going back after the holiday to find that nothing went out and your profiles are dead!
I work hard, I pay my bills, I maintain myself, I'm independent, when you see me know that's all me, I'm not kept, I do the keeping. 👠💋
getting the last of the Christmas goodies done ... buuuut I was thinking, if you’re anything like me you might be a little (a lot) behind on your Christmas shopping. And now you’re staring down the barrel of long gone last order dates. Or maybe you’ve looked and looked but can’t quite settle on something. Enter the gift voucher. Ready to ship to you or your loved one and you can upgrade to guaranteed next day if you leave it reaaaally late. Check out the Etsy shop link if last minute shopping is your thing 😉
I remember when I was in high school and I used to save my money to go buy @kiehls
creme de corps moisturizer from Nordstrom. I still love their products, which is why I’m super excited to give my friends and family items from their holiday gift set ✨🎄#kiehls #kiehlsgiftedme
PURPOSE & PASSION // Aligning your life to your purpose & passion will open doors you never even knew existed. ❤️💕❤️💕
“God loves us too much to answer prayers at any other time than the right time and in any other way than the right way.” -@lysaterkeurst
How do I take my coffee? Very seriously. ☕️I was so enthralled with my thoughts while sipping down this delicious apple cider (tricked ya! I don’t like coffee actually haha) and how I’ve never traveled anywhere for Christmas Day, I’ve always spent it at home.
Christmas is the time of year that you’re traditionally meant to spend at home, with your family, and have a great time with loved ones around the tree, so going away for the holidays seems a bit out of my comfort zone. Packing up and leaving all my decorations behind seems so anti-festive but when I think about it, taking the people I love most with me to some exotic land, beach, or cabin to have a real festive season to remember wouldn’t be completely off my list.
On the blog today, I’m mostly having a conversation with myself about going away for the holiday but feel free to peruse my ramble.
Who here travels for the holidays? What are your thoughts on it?
What better way to come home for the holidays than in some cozy travel wear! 🚌 Whether you are traveling solo or with a friend, make sure to be chic yet cozy! 🌨 ❄️ Because baby, it's cold outside. ❄️
Have you set your business goals for 2019? Taking time today to get my thoughts in order so I can start next month on a high note!
If you struggled to meet your social media related goals this year, send me a message so we can develop a strategy specifically for you. My DM's are always open!
Ohhh! Look what @ameliyuck
made my girls! 😍😍 these are so cute, I can’t even handle it!! I mean, honestly??
We’re officially one week away from Christmas! Have you checked off everyone on your list yet? Avoid the lines and shop in your PJs! 😉 Just choose 2nd Day Shipping. And don’t forget to use promo code MERRY20 at checkout for $20 off your order of $100 or more! 🎄❄️🎁 #christmasgiftbox #giftgorgeously #linkinbio
Caught reading when I should have been getting ready - oopsies! After a long period of no "Reading Roundups", I've put up a Recent Reads post with 5 books I've recently read and loved. Head over to the link in my bio to check out my thoughts on:
🎄 The Christmas Sisters
✨ This Is How It Always Is
🔥 Home Fire
🌱 The End We Start From
Currently Reading: Fear of Flying ✈
Don’t be afraid to play with texture this winter. Swap out your basic black bottoms for a pair of our black velvet leggings! (candy canes not included😉)
Let that sink into your mind for a moment. There is not a single thing that you could do that would stop God from loving you more than your brain can comprehend.
Do you feel unloveable today? Are you thinking that you’ve finally done something that will make God turn his back on you?
That could NEVER be possible. He loves with an everlasting love. He takes away our transgressions and makes them white as snow.
Folks, there is so much in this world that tries to make us believe that we have to win love. That we have to earn it in the way we act, in the way we dress, and in the way we speak. But that is so wrong. We don’t deserve His love, but we have it anyway. Freely given to us every single day no matter what we do.
Let that settle deep in your heart to stay forever.
Lyrics by @coryasbury