Looking for a Monday afternoon pick-me-up? In this week's "Inspirational Tidbits" I share a short video comprised of interviews with three centenarians who are all older than 100. They share heartwarming stories of their lives over the last century, the lessons they learned, and their secrets to a long and happy life! .
My biggest takeaways from these interviews are:
1. Try to grow and make your own fresh food as much as you can. .
2. A fulfilling, intimate relationship with someone you share a deep connection with can buffer you from life's unpredictable lows.
3. A positive attitude towards life, positive self-image, and a strong "can do" spirit (but never afraid to ask for help when you need it) are key to maintaining a healthy body and a healthy mind.
I was smiling throughout the video because all of them were so full of zest and their positivity was just so darn contagious! Follow the link in my bio to check it out!
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Надо уметь созерцать красоту природы, никуда не торопится, жить в ритме окружающего мира и наблюдать... в этом году лето какое то нереальное, умопомрачительное и невероятно красивое, а ещё тихое и местами бубнящее, слышно все этим летом и писк комара и раскаты грома... в этом году лето слышно и слышно как оно уходит. Тихо и не спеша...
#summerwalk #headlands #sweep #silentsundays #мысливслух
💭 #поисксебя #summertimesadness
You know what sucks? Asking for help when you never had to ask for help.This entrepreneur life is not for the faint of heart but asking for help when you really need it (even if you get a "no") makes a world of difference. #lifelessons
Something I’ve learnt a lot of in the past year with the help of some good friends and my husband. Some days I’m fine and the past few months don’t cross my mind. Other days I want to curl Into a ball and be alone. I don’t text you back. Or call you, don’t take it personally, I’m working on me ❤️ #metime #me #lifelessons #friends #gethelp
For the day when he may realize that agua de coco is life #lifelessons
Jack, 23, San Diego, California “My name is Jack, I am 23 years old and grew up in Kansas City, Kansas but have called San Diego, California home for the past 5 years. I am an inspirational speaker, youth mentor, and mental health advocate. I am super grateful to do what I love everyday. Despite being happier now than ever before, my past was far from smooth sailing. For many years, I was sure that my mental health struggles were insurmountable and mine alone. Subsequently, I have learned that many people, young and old, have endured similar struggles and many others will experience them in the future.
From as young as I can remember, I struggled with severe anxiety and perfectionism. My anxiety was often crippling. Year after year this anxiety continued to become worse until my mental health struggles reached a peak in high school. So fast forward to my high school days. I attended and thrived both academically and athletically in a large suburban high school, noted for its high academic standards. But during my junior year I faced a crisis. The anxiety that plagued me for so many years developed into a deep depression and on top of that an eating disorder. I suddenly realized that I had been waging a long-standing battle with depression, stress, anxiety, body dysmorphia, bullying, injuries, an eating disorder, and I was not coming anywhere close to maximizing my human potential. I was overwhelmed with fear and felt like there was no hope. In the spring semester of my junior year, it became necessary for me to leave school for a seven-week period and become a resident in an out-of-state facility in Wisconsin that specialized in treating depression, eating disorders, and all the other personal obstacles I was facing.
I learned many coping skills and life changing habits while in Wisconsin and continued to use that knowledge upon returning home. Along with developing gratitude and perspective, the skill that worked best for me was and still does is “exposure activities”. Meaning I expose myself to the things I struggle with most..." For the full story, go to www.mhstories.com ❤️
FAMILY, PLACE OF FORGIVENESS ... 👪 © There is no perfect family.
© We do not have perfect parents,
- we are not perfect,
We do not marry a perfect person or we do not have perfect children.
© We have complaints from each other.
© We are constantly disappointed.
© There is no healthy marriage or healthy family without the exercise of forgiveness.
© Forgiveness is vital to our emotional health and spiritual survival. Without forgiveness, the family becomes an arena of conflict and a fortress of evil.
© Without forgiveness, the family becomes sick.
© Forgiveness is the asepsis of the soul, the purification of the spirit and the liberation of the heart.
He who does not forgive does not have peace in his soul or communion with God.
© Evil is a poison that intoxicates and kills.
© Keeping heartache in your heart is a self-destructive gesture. It's autophagy.
© Those who do not forgive are physically, emotionally and spiritually ill.
For this reason, the family must be a place of life and not a place of death;
A place of paradise and not a place of hell;
A healing territory and not a disease;
An internship of forgiveness and not guilt.
Forgiveness brings joy where sorrow has brought sadness; of the
Healing where sorrow has caused the disease.
Just my opinion, what do you think?
Message of the day💭: If you don't KNOW, then your purpose is to GROW🌱
If you don't know an answer to a situation, the right decision to make, or feel uncertain or lost about yourself or a situation...that's OK.
In moments of uncertainty you can control how you grow through them. By focusing on gaining self-awareness of heart/mind/body/spirit👤 and practicing self improvement and mastery of these areas, the answers will come.
Uncertainty is life's way of testing your PATIENCE and PREPARATION. 🌎By preparing through personal growth, you will inevitably receive the answers you seek. To learn the art of self-awareness, improvement, and mastery, check out my #blog
Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality❤
Aldri har det gjort så vondt som den dagen du ble tatt fra oss.. Jeg husker enda at jeg så noen skrev det på fb at du var død, men jeg lo samtidig som jeg var så sint.. det kunne aldri i verden være sant, og hvor respektløst det var å skrive noe sånt. Uansett hvem som sa det så fortsatt nektet jeg å tro det. Ikke faen!
Så mot utgangsdøra og bare ventet på at du skulle plutselig komme inn som du alltid gjorde.. men det skjedde ikke... Aldri har tiden stått stille i flere mnd som da. Aldri har jeg vært så sint så jeg kunne gjort absolutt alt. ALT. Aldri har jeg vært så takknemlig for familien min. Og jeg kommer aldri til å glemme de følelsene, for plutselig så kommer dem helt uventet fortsatt den dag i dag. Heldigvis så ler jeg mer enn jeg gråter nå. Jeg tenker på alt du har sagt, lært meg om livet og alt du ville ha sagt med et smil. Du passet alltid på meg, og visste hvor jeg var å hvem jeg var med, selv om jeg ikke alltid visste det selv. Jeg kunne ringe deg uansett tid på døgnet for å snakke om gutteproblemer, om jeg hadde drukket og ville ikke at foreldrene mine skulle vite det, og lista er såå lang. Jeg vet du fortsatt passer på meg, som min egen skytsengel💛
Be proud of how far you’ve come, but never doubt how much further you can go!
I made the decision to turn my body into the best version of myself & You can do it too!
Monday are perfect to get started on new goals. I’m looking to help 10 new girls this week not only look their best, but feel their best! Gain your confidence back &
Be my next transformation!
*** 𝐋𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲
▪️ MONDAY PROMO▪️
If you could go back to your childhood and teach yourself ONE thing, what would it be??
Among the lessons I teach my daughter daily, the one I wish I could ring home for every child would be: ENJOY your childhood. Don't be in a rush to wish it all away. Get lost in your daydreams for adulthood will come all too soon.
Perhaps this is why I love photographing children so much? Because it gives me a chance to play like a child... I make silly noises, sing songs and master funny accents just to get a laugh!
What about you, what would you go back and tell your childhood self??
#childhood #dailythought #childrensphotographer #overlandparkphotographer
Mannnn.... How time flies. I can’t believe my boys are this big already, Proud Mommy ♥️ and daddy. •
To everyone else’s children that start school today. Hope they have a beautiful day as well. 🙏🏻
- Stay real, it's the only way to truely feel alive. If you put on a mask, you dim your light. Please show the true reflection of yourself - ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Showing your emotions is sexy. Whether you're smiling, angry, crying or telling me about your life and having those deep conversations. There's nothing more sexier than showing who you are and with that comes showing your emotions.
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Especially men out there, not showing their emotions, because it's not manly. A real man is one who knows that, emotions are part of who we are. A REAL man doesn't care about what other people think, when he does show his emotions. I've been there, I felt ashamed while crying or being vulnerable. It's been ingrained as a man to, thoughen up, don't cry and be a man. Men are conditioned to not be vulnerable. I still find it hard sometimes to open up. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
But opening up is damn sexy. Showing your emotions is damn sexy. Being real, is damn sexy. Just be you and stay true to your emotions. If you feel something, show it!
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Your emotions are in sinc with your core and who you are as a person. Everytime you're showing your emotions, you're showing the world who you truely are. So smile, laugh, cry, be sad, get goosbumbs, show that you love someone, show that your care, show that you are happy, be angry, hug and just BE YOURSELF. Let the world see you in all your glory, the good and the bad. You are beautiful, however you present yourself to the world! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
There is more to life than this. Chase your dreams, love big and follow your heart. You deserve happiness🙏🏼
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Just in case you need to hear this today:
If I’ve learned anything from life, it’s that sometimes, the darkest times can bring us to the brightest places. I’ve learned that some people can teach us the most important lessons; that our struggles can grant us the most necessary growth; and that some losses of friendship and love can make room for the most wonderful people. I’ve learned that what seems like a curse in the moment can actually be a blessing, and that what seems like the end of the road is actually just the discovery that we are meant to travel down a different path. I’ve learned that no matter how difficult things seem, there is always hope. And I’ve learned that no matter how powerless we feel or how horrible things seem, we can’t give up. We have to keep going. Even when it’s scary, even when all of our strength seems gone, we have to keep picking ourselves back up and moving forward, because whatever we’re battling in the moment, it will pass, and we will make it through. We’ve made it this far. .
We can make it through whatever comes next💕
someone you think might need to read this👇
I'm confident in who I am, and I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm just being myself: being comfortable with my body, comfortable with my sound, and I'm figuring out who I am.
Life is too short to be scared and not take risks. I'd rather be the person that's like, 'I messed up,' than, 'I wish I did that.'
Coffee.....such a thing of the past 😜 there’s a part in my cup this tea is LIFE 😍 💕 hope you all have an AH-MAZING day!!! .
Her lips touched his brain as they touched his lips, as though they were a vehicle of some vague speech and between them he felt an unknown and timid preasure, darker than the swoon of sin, softer than sound or odor.
Trabajar en ti mismo debería ser la profesión más apasionante de tu vida ❤️.
Would you believe me if I told you my 3 year old son “Javier” captured this image, right before he felt trying to run towards me proud of his great skills not realizing the wet floor full of Fabuloso breaking the screen of my new Iphone8 🤦🏼♀️💔 of course you know I always keep it cool with a no problem attitude.
Thank God for my everyday personal development, this morning it talked about not stressing over things specially when they’re out of your control and we most go past the problem and concentrate on a solution. 🙏🏻
Great Morning and Happy Saturday 🙏🏻
Besides being another cute photo in your newsfeed this photo represent so so so much to me...
Last year around this time I Had 3 jobs and I never had a chance to lay back and enjoy my kids. As a single mother with no degree, no money on the bank, no one to help but my self and living paycheck by paycheck I only had 1 day off a month (if I was lucky 🍀 ) only seeing my kids during bed time, always missing out on EVERYTHING 💔
Fast forward to a few months ago when I decided to keep only 1 job until I make Herbalife full time, ... currently working less, smarter and ENJOYING TIME LIKE THIS !!!
Hard work really pays off 💦. Once i lost the weight i needed, i worked on building my booty again but the right way. IM FINALLY SEEING THE BOOTY GROW . TRUST THE PROCESS GUYS , don’t get impatient it’s cominnnn 👉🏻👀🔥🍑
-You're not your past, you're the dicisions you make today!- .⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I know, I know believe me I know. That shit hurts, you've been through the ringer. But you're still here, you survived, you're a VICTOR because you overcame that. . ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀
Life is not fair, your past may left you broken and maybe you're still collecting the pieces. I know I am. But we have done something extraordinary, we are still here, still alive and some of us can still face the world with a smile on our face😁. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
I grew up without recieving love from my parents, growing up without hugs and supportive 'I love you's' created a hole inside me. Attending and dealing with that in my own ways. There's where a few of my food addictions came from. Filling that emptiness of my heart with food. Mistaking sex for love and thinking that good friends loved me, like I loved them. When you grow up without knowing what love is, you stumble in this big world, with fake people, fake love, fake friends and you only learn when you stumble and fall again. Through trial-and-error, I found a way to fill that hole inside me, even though I'm still not there, I'm a far cry from the past me. Working on loving MYSELF even more to fill that hole inside my heart.
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I know I'm a VICTOR and not a VICTIM! I can overcome anything that my past has trown at me. I'm breaking the cycle so that; my friends, family, future spouse and children are not effected by my past. You're NOT your past, you're NOT what happened to you, you're POWERFULL and can overcome ANYTHING you set your mind to. Pleace let go of that ugly past and become a VICTOR with me🙌 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
There is more to life than this. Chase your dreams, love big and follow your heart. You deserve happiness🙏🏼
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