Throwback to 2014 when Ry and I went to visit friends in San Diego. That trip was an escape and a form of therapy. Life was harder then and I really didn’t want to take him with me. .....
We were foster parents who constantly had advice thrown at us about how to raise the boys. We tried to listen to it all. .....
Things got easier when we began parenting from instinct instead of rules given to us by someone else. The boys began to heal. We slowly shifted our thinking. Now, there are more good days than bad. We recover faster from our mistakes and we are growing daily. Instead of wishing I could go to San Diego alone, I’m ready to take the whole family. I’m ready to live in a tiny home with them. 😓😉😁
If you are a foster parent or adoptive parent or therapeutic parent and you are struggling...the story can change. The next chapter might be better than the one you are in now. ♥️
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8
👉🏼👉🏼 Double tap if you agree ♻️ Repost - you never know when someone needs to hear these words 🙏🏼 -
Talking is important. Exploring what needs to change, thinking options through are so valuable. But if you’re not actioning what you’re saying, you’re doing only half the work. -
Want change? Your words must be supported with equal if not greater action 💪🏼❤️
It’s the weekend!🍦☀️ We’re at the market as usual but I’ll also be journaling, strategising & mentally getting ready for the big things that are coming our way 😁⠀
We have been talking about #IttyBittyGoesGlobal
in a jokey way, but also at the same time working our butts off to make it a reality. We’ve had a very clear vision this last 12 months, and now, next week we have a meeting that could be the start of the next level ✨🌍 I’m so excited that I’m not even nervous. I believe it’s the right time 🤗⠀
Have an incredible weekend friends!
I wanted to take serious photos and then I realized I was wearing my Batman socks. It was a little reminder to be more silly than serious. ❤️❤️❤️
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This is so true! It’s hard to wait... I know! If you keep working hard, being patient, kind and grateful blessings will find you!
People say I’m weird when the full moon hits. 🌕
They don’t really see how the full moon blinks. 🌑
Photo cred. @its.averyreynolds.
:: words ::
What words are you currently choosing? Which healing quotes are you drawn to?
As I was looking through my collection of special words on Pinterest I was thinking about how much our collection of words say about us. What we are dealing with, overcoming, hoping for. I realized as I was reading some of those words I would take a deep breath, as though I was accepting their healing as I was reading them.
Which words are you currently accepting into your life? Which words are you telling yourself? How is your body reacting to those words? ✨💛
#words #healing #healingwords #spiritualgrowth #personalgrowth #lovelywords #chooseyourwordswisely
Everyone has their own struggles and difficult times! But what doesn’t kill us definitely makes us stronger! Stay positive, move forward, and love like no tomorrow!
Our only need is to remember our inherent Oneness. All else falls perfectly into place from that decision.
DAY FIFTY-TWO #the100dayproject
Another low energy day (might have been the 4.30 wake-up, thanks Maya 🙃), with a bit of ick-squiffy thrown in. The urge to hermit was strong, but I also had counselling (very productive today hooray) and a lovely new baby to squeeze, alongside the various kid bits.
Started feeling super wobbly in the shower this eve just before I painted this. Some negative thoughts/feelings drifting in and was being unfairly spiky with superhubs in an attempt to prove he doesn't love me (😕). Managed to diffuse situation by applying a medicinal gin (🤐), sploshing my paints, and getting my arse into bed. I'm here now, typing this, feeling guilty as I listen to Dave do all the bedtime bits. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be more sprightly.
💥 If you don't like where you are Move. You are not a tree. 💥
You're responsible for making your dreams become reality.
Where are you guys at the moment?
Have a beautiful weekend.
Lots of love from Vienna 💋
I’ve done well with what little of a plan has been put in place. This trip has been a lot of guesswork.
Guessing where we’re staying
Guessing if we’ll get to bathe
Guessing if we’re able to drive to Bacalar
Guessing what the weather will be like
And since I don’t do well with guessing, I’ve been a little annoyed and on edge. But as the days move forward I just say to myself “alright, this is where I am and how things are going. You’ll be fine.” And I am.
If I’m to be completely honest though, I’m not exactly looking forward to living in the pop up trailer for the next 4-5 days as it’s horribly hot, damp and smelly (oh my god is it smelly) but we’re staying about a 2 minute walk from Lake Bacalar and I might just hang my hammock and call it home for those days.
On the 30th we’re attending a pre wedding peyote ceremony since our friends Maria and Erik are WAAAAY in to plant medicine and psychedelics and this is how they wanted to get married (WHAT?! 🤯😦) then on the first I’ll be in my own hotel for the last 10 days of my trip as a gift to myself for my 31st birthday (June 9th).
So all these strange, uncomfortable living situations will soon fall away as the days come and go and I know I’ll look back and think “wow what a fucking crazy-ass vacation, I’m glad I did that.”
But in all honesty, when I head to Thailand in October, I’m going to make sure I’m in a perfectly comfortable and permanent location for the length of my trip so I can just enjoy myself and see the places and do the things on my list.
Traveling is still really new to me and I’ve put myself in situations that I’d normally avoid or get upset about, but I’m learning that’s all part of the experience and all part of the growth that comes from it. Being happy the whole time doesn’t lend much growth now does it?
#hotmangoundies #maalixtulum #mexico #selflove #personalgrowth #travel
This new path that I’m on is exciting, nerve wracking and joyous all at the same time!!
Get up. Brush dirt of your knees and keep on keeping on. Persistence always beats resistance.
This card keeps reappearing. A reminder, a gentle nudge to feel...really feel. To be vulnerable and to trust ✨✨✨ Day 3: welcoming vulnerability & softness ✨✨✨ #warriorwomanrise
(if you don’t know her work, you are truly missing out) ✨Today I feel alive and happy ✨ So full of pride for the two wonderful humans I have raised and for the way they (we) are navigating life ✨ I feel much physical pain this morning with my old lady knees and worry where I’m heading with this, how will this impact my wellbeing? I want to be fit and vibrant, but some days it just hurts ✨ I feel excited for new beginnings but saddened by the changes that are out of my control ✨ I feel weepy because....just because ✨ I am strong but wish some days I didn’t need to be ✨ I feel full to the brim with love ✨ I feel scared that all these feelings might just go away ✨ Today I feel tired but at peace ✨ I feel blessed and so grateful for waking to the sounds of the parakeets in the garden and the old snoring dog in the corner ✨ I feel terrified of having to say goodbye to the old snorer in the upcoming weeks ✨ Life is good, sometimes unbearably difficult, but the lessons are great at heartfelt ✨ I feel like the luckiest woman in the world, every single day. Fx ✨💛 #grateful #vulnerability #strength #softness #raiseyourvibration #fridayvibes #oracle #loveyourself #personalgrowth
•SERVANTS HEART• I need to vent about this really quick. I HATE that some people do not have a loving, giving, servants heart. It bothers me that some people are too LAZY or selfish to go out of their way and help someone out. Let me tell you something really quick. I see my dad on the DAILY going out and doing yard work to make sure our house looks nice (because he takes pride in the house he owns). And most of the time very few people will help him out. I have been guilty of not doing it before but lately I have realized that my dad works his ASS off to provide for our family along with provide a roof over our heads and food on the table. He has for over 24 years now. This man has taught me to do my best in everything and I have learned, with my servants heart, that I want to continue to help him with any work around the house to help reduce his level of stress in his life. I’m not saying we (myself, mom and sis) don’t help him out BUT I think there are many times where we could have and should have. Every time I go out and pull weeds I get this same thought: “why do people NOT want to help? Why do they just sit back and watch?” I’ve learned from Jesus, my father and Ama (James’ grandma) to work hard, love others, and serve others. And day in and day out I will try and serve others and help others any way I can. It just frustrates the hell out of me that some other people are not like this. Get over your DAMN self and go help someone. Whether they need the help or not they will appreciate it and see that there is still good in this world.
Two days ago I signed up last minute for a week long course that I wanted to do for a long time already (I’ll talk more about it once it’s over in about 1 1/2 weeks). And suddenly all I faced was people’s opinion about it although nobody I was talking with knew any details. They all haven’t heard about this method before, neither did they ask me who is doing the course or what other people are saying about it. But still everyone knew what is best for me: It went from “this is a waste of money and time”, “that is not were the cause of your problems lies” to “this is simply brainwashing“...
And you know what? For the first time, it didn’t bother me. All I said was “Thank you for sharing your opinion, but I feel different about it and I hope you can accept that this is my life and my decision.”
Taking small steps along the way I try to relearn to inform people who are affected by my choices rather than debating with them - informing is also what I should as a manifestor instead of discussing my choices (based on human design - highly recommend to look it up for those people who don’t know what I‘m talking about...). How do you deal with other people’s opinions? Does it influence your choices?
Feeling blessed doesn’t mean the absence of worry or concern. I am beyond blessed, and full just thinking about how awesome my life at this moment is. However, there is always the other side of life’s coin that is always present. While feeling blessed, my heart is also slightly anxious over some news. But God. Today, my morning devotionals all seem to focus on not being anxious, to stop worrying and start praying. Also, in a brief exchange with my mom via text, I am reminded that no matter the side the life coin lands on...#KeepSmiling
. #perspective #personalgrowth #peaceofmind #dailycalm @calm #48hasmynext #48ismynext #momoments #monicagwood
(Scripture focus: Philippians 4:6) @youversion
Warren Buffet read between 600 and 1000 pages per day when he was beginning his investing career. Books play a huge role in business and personal development. 📚 Here’s a compilation of books recommended by some of our guests on Growth Everywhere podcast🎙 💥 link in bio
Yes, Formation will help you learn how to trust your gut. Yes, Formation will teach you how to fall in love with your body (and yes, that’s something that’s teachable!) Yes, Formation will give you clarity on how you operate in relationships. But ultimately, the deliverables of Formation are dependent upon what you come in with. So if you’ve got an area in your life where you feel stuck, where you keep getting the same bullshit results, where you’ve just got things you need to talk through because you’ve exhausted all of your friends (#beenthere
), message me to share! I’m here to help get you out of whatever rut, cycle, or hard place you’re ready to move out of. Why stay in the dark when clarity is literally a DM away, amirite? 💜
Announcing our first class! Click the link in bio to sign up for a Brush Lettering workshop with @ohmaiartcreations
on Thursday, June 21st! #nicheplease
New blog!! In his book "How to Make Friends and Influence People," Dale Carnegie lists 6 ways to make people like you.
Visit nataliamendoza.ca for the full blog (link in my bio).