"When you meet God in the scriptures, day in and day out over a long period of time, something happens to you. You feel an increasing connection and closeness to God. You find yourself changing." Oxygen to My Soul Devotional -
I am not quite sure what I would have been like had I not started diving into His Word and surrendered my life and heart to the Lord. I was going down a dark path and fast. Everything inside me and around me changed when I truly started living for Him. It can for you too. Are you struggling with the issues of life? Are you feeling alone in your pain? Or is everything going right, but you still feel an unexplainable emptiness or like something is missing? Open the Bible and start reading and studying dear friend. Your life will change FOREVER! You will find the REAL truth ONLY in the Holy scriptures. "If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery."
I recently met a woman who was considering homeschooling her preschooler. She told me how overwhelmed she felt with all the information out there and that it seemed like everyone had a specific method that required a great deal of study to even jump in. I knew exactly was she was referring to because I still feel that way. I’ve read so many blog posts and so many books and I still sometimes feel like I’m dabbling in this amazing world. I doubt myself and wonder if everyone else is at expert-level. Some truly are experts and they have spent many years now devoted to their homeschool paths and philosophies. But I now recognize that most of us aren’t. We have to make our own way. Test our own theories and apply our visions to our homeschool life. However, we are the experts in our homes. There is not a correct method for raising children. And for that I am thankful. Imagine the world if we had all been raised in a uniform manner. What a bore! No, there is not a singular parenting or educational tool set but there is plenty of room for failure and (wonderful) success. My advice to the overwhelmed mother considering this path is simple: go study the homeschool philosophies that you are most drawn to. Learn the language, ask questions, make mistakes. Proudly wear an, “I’M NEW HERE BADGE.” Apply these newly learned philosophies but make them uniquely your own. #cozyminimalisthome
I don't know about you guys, but I usually get a bit over anxious during this time if year. So I vamp up my breathing and meditation exercises, and try to find other ways to remind myself of the true meaning of the season. I think of others and the many different ways we can be a blessing to those who are less fortunate than we are. Seeing a smile on someone's face after a kind act or gesture truly gives me joy! ......
What about you? What brings you joy during the holidays?
I love love loveee my roots and culture. But with time and the development of the world and education system, some things in our cultural values need to change. It’s not like how it was when our parents were growing up, and all the war and hatred amongst different cultures/religions existed, or the concerns for safety amongst women being alone/travelling alone/wearing certain things etc. The world has progressed so much to make life more livable, and if we refuse to change with it, we are ultimately creating conflict within our lives. expand your worldview. 🙏🏽 last 2 were throwbacks, this is me now ☺️, contemplating chopping the hair once more 🤔🤔🤔 #selflove #punjabisuit #indianjewelry
The holidays are starting and while I do love the ever-popular roasted turkey and pumpkin pie, one of my favorite things is roasting those yummy pumpkin seeds and snacking on them throughout the day. They’re full of protein, good fats, b vitamins, iron, magnesium and zinc, which makes them a super healthy addition to your holiday snacking! Plus, they’re so easy to make - just clean, lay out on a baking stone, add some sea salt and cook until slightly brown. Soooo good! What’s your favorite holiday food?
Things that make me smile 😊
1. Turmeric latte with coconut oil ☕️
2. A doggy picture my daughter made me. 👧🏼
3. A sweet little love note from my hubby. 📝
4. A picture of my Dad and me the night before my wedding. 👨👧 Keeping things that fill you with gratitude and peace close by while you work not only keep the big picture of life in perspective, I believe they keep you focused on the greater goal of living within your current happiness. Happy Tuesday friends, Mxo ❤️💧💫
When setting the tone in your home is the most important thing you've got to do this holiday season.
Every shape form and fashion ✊🏾yet u can’t touch what GOD has already blessed 🙏🏾 Gm #peacefulliving
I’m seeing some new faces around here lately (welcome!) and some loyal friends, too (thank you!). For those of you who’d like to know me better, here goes my *All About Me - Autumn Edition*: Fall has me feeling conflicted, it's sooo pretty and delicious and has the most wonderful aroma. But I know where it leads, to an abrupt end of the light, airy, carefree days of summer. Despite the falling temperatures I can always look forward to autumn for the following 3 reasons: snuggles under warm blankets, fall fashion, and getting out the knit throw pillows.⠀
There you have it! Now what about fall makes you, YOU?
So happy to be participating again this year in this Plant magic community extravaganza. This @herbstalk
event is a highlight of my year. I’m seeing many SHOP SMALL posts and I cannot stress enough how much power you wield with the choices you make in how you spend your money. These makers pour their heart and souls into their work and you can feel it. So come out. Shop small. Shop local as much as you can—year round! Every action, no matter how small, makes a big difference. #shopsmall #empowerment #loveyourmother #natureheals
LIFE. It’s fascinating. ✨
Yesterday I took a walk round St James Park. I spent that walk just in awe of it all.
In awe of London; the city I have called home for the best part of 5 years.
In awe of Nature; the beautiful autumn colours, the air so fresh & cold it takes your breathe away.
In awe of the passing of time; that was a big one.
2 years ago I would walk through this park twice a day, every Monday through Friday. It was the only thing I enjoyed about my day.
Let me just say that again... it was the only thing that I enjoyed about my day.
I felt so lost and miserable in my job and it began to trickle over in to every aspect of my life. Or was it that I had been feeling so stuck and sad in myself and that had flowed over in to my work?
Really it was both. And really it was the best thing that ever could have happened to me at that time because it led me to where I am today. •
It led me to finding my souls purpose, to discovering the career that lit me up, to healing my relationship with my body, and to discovering who I truly was.
I am leaving London in 12 days.
I am leaving London and I am leaving happy. I am leaving fulfilled. I am leaving grateful. I am leaving with love. I am leaving having found myself. I am leaving having healed myself. I am leaving having discovered my purpose. I am leaving having learnt how to make a difference in the world. I am leaving feeling connected. I am leaving, but I am bringing so much of you with me.
Thank you London.
What have you learnt from the place you live in?
#londonlifestyle #winterwalks #gratitudejournal #believeinyourdreams #bycacademy
You are...enough! It really is that simple. Anyone else an over achiever who is probably too hard on herself? 👋🏽👋🏽 Hi, my name is Kandace and I’m my harshest critic. I try to remind myself to give myself the grace I do easily grant others. Please, my dear, do the same! ——
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So excited to be showcasing the divine @big.blue.company
faux shells and corals at our gift giving event tomorrow. Like us, their focus is on sustainable beautiful design for the home. At this crazy time of year I am certainly dreaming of sandy beaches and crystal waters! (Actually that may be a pretty constant obsession!!) ⠀
Pop in to see us tomorrow 10-8pm or Thursday 10-4pm at 16 Maidstone Road 139466, for all your gift giving solutions - Javanese bespoke jewellery, art from @charlotteelizabethfineart
, homewares, Turkish towels and throws from @summermoments
and meet the fabulous authors of @expatsguide.
Or just to breathe and have a coffee (or bubbles) and a natter! ⠀
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During this week of giving thanks I want to challenge you all to go deeper into gratitude than you normally would. I want you to think about what you are grateful for when you strip away the material accoutrements of life. I encourage you to think beyond the mundane. And no, I'm not saying to forgo gratitude for material things. I'm saying be grateful for them, but go deeper. A long time ago, when I was in a very dark place, a wise woman said to me, "you need to reach deep inside you and find gratitude." It was one of the hardest things I ever did. But, inch by inch, little by little, I dug deep inside myself & found gratitude for one thing at a time. Stick with me this week and I will share more of this story. In the meantime, let's post the easy stuff in the comments today. Let's start with what we're thankful for. . . . . . . . . . #gratitudechallenge #deepgratitude #begratefuleveryday #happylife #beauthentic #peacefulmindpeacefullife #wellnesscoaching #lifecoachforwomen #peacefullivingcoach #peacefulliving #wellnessblogger #mombloggers #peaceblogger
Don’t turn down your magic for anyone. Not even a little bit. #mauvereminders
I loved waking up this Monday morning with all my family home, all of us snuggling up in bed together. Loads of kisses.
Not everyone woke up that way. A friend of mine just passed away abruptly, leaving 3 little kiddos and a husband without mommy. Another friend just lost her husband unexpectedly. And a couple more friends just lost their precious grandma.
My loved ones are all safe and healthy. And I’m completely grateful for every moment with them. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for all of you missing loved ones, walking through a dark place, or feeling empty and alone. Love you friends! ❤️❤️
You are SO LOVED! Do you know it? Do you believe it? Do hi need to hear it again? Don’t worry we got you!
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