Last time I went in to work and greeted everyone by name, told them it was nice to see them. The look of shock on my bosses face 😳made me want to start laughing hysterically inside 🤣 I guess that behavior is not normal
I fill my cup every morning. When you fill yourself up, you have so much to give 💕
Stormy weather couldn’t shake my faith in nature (that this rock bridge wouldn’t collapse from under me and that a wave wouldn’t shoot up and pulverize me). ✊🏻🌎 #hawaii #hiking #rockbridge
Nara, Japan 🇯🇵
As displayed by Shaka Nyorai in the Central Golden Hall, my right hand in the gesture called Semui- in (mudra of dispelling fear), and my left forming the yogana-in (mudra of bestowing wishes). Together representing the great compassion of Sakyamuni, who eliminates fear and bestows tranquility of mind upon all sentient beings.
My deer friend was feeling that tranquility 😍
Lately, I have been thinking about my increasing need to get lost in nature as a form of self care. Growing up in Colorado and Oregon meant spending a lot of time outside as a kid, and being in a forest or getting lost under the stars made me feel connected to something larger than myself. Since I have moved to Kansas City, my relationship with the outdoors has changed. City life sometimes leaves me longing for green, wide open, spaces.
Nature is powerful so of course I have found little ways to appreciate it and incorporate nature more-so in my every day life. Having succulents and air purifying plants in my apparent allows me to get a glimpse of nature daily and in a pinch a quiet streetscape can have the same calming effect as a quiet natural landscape. Nature restores my mental functioning in the same way that food and water restore my body. The business of everyday life – dodging traffic, making decisions, interacting with strangers – is depleting.
For me, nature calms the chaos. It stirs my heart and soothes my spirit. Being in nature is my self care. It re-calibrates my natural alignment, lowers my stress levels, promotes happiness and improves my productivity. I survive the city, in my times of nature need, by revisiting lush forests, rambling rivers, colorful canyons and babbling brooks in my dreams. .
#OptOutside #BeAnOutsider #naturefeels #naturevibes #tbt #throwbackthursday #grandcanyon #throwback #yogainthesun #yoga #meditation #wanderlust #travel #kclifestyle #naturelovers #citylife #wellnessblogger #selfcareroutine #livingmybestlife #naturegirl #hippiesoul #goodvibesonly #naturevibes #moodaf
I’ve got a good feeling about this one... ✨
A bunch of professionals on a day at Nevada Falls #tbt
In all seriousness, our thoughts go out to the families whose homes near nature have been affected by our California fires this past week and past months. We support the CA Parks foundation and know this has been a tough time for everyone involved. And a huge shoutout to the firefighters who have been out risking their well-being and to the families that support them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve got so many good things happening in my life its almost over whelming at times 😳🤗😆
Obviously I can’t share it all in one post, but to start, today I just booked a 5 day cruise that I earned 🚢 🏝🧗♀️🍹👙
The cruise ship is insane, I’ll be meeting up with all my friends, AND i get to even bring a guest for free 💁♀️👯♀️
Now all i have to do is break the news to Meow that you can’t bring your cat... 😸😬
Feels pretty darn good to be back in nature with this babe. Didn’t think I would find views like this in NJ, I guess thats why they call it the garden state ⛰ #newjersey #lovetheoutdoors #naturefeels
In the last week of my program and super proud ☺️ In the beginning, I had some difficulty doing things and was pretty tempted to just quit 😖
Instead, I decided to take a modified approach. I eventually learned to just have fun and do the movements without being sooo focused on performance. That’s when things just clicked naturally and I finally got it 💡 Now I can do things I didn’t think that I could and I’m enjoying things i didn’t think i liked! It’s a good feeling 😎😁😊
Escape and breath the fresh air of new places🌼🍃😊 #naturefeels
Still can't get over to the perfect blending of my native hat, color of my short and sweater plus my colorful hammock i've just procured online. 🌴🍁🌷 #RestdayFeels #NatureFeels
30° and some dusting left from the first snow! 🍁🍂🍃❄ #hike32
“Being grateful for where you are, will get you where you are going”
There is always something to be thankful for ❤️ Happy Saturday!!!