Making smudge bundles. • 🍂
What if the Universe isn't against you, but actually gifting you with something far more spectacular? And what if your job is not to lament how it didn't go your way, but instead, choose to see what that opened up for you that was far greater than what you originally imagined?
All that glitters is not gold... be mindful of what you give your attention and your energy to.
“You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” -- @ditavonteese
🍑 Don't try to be who you think people want you to be, be who are you.
Today’s affirmation: God will NEVER leave me. ❤️
Humility is the most natural response when I see God as Creator and myself as His creation. And when I then recognize that the Creator put on flesh and died for His creation out of His passion for us, it brings the highest praise and the deepest awe! Truly, what wondrous love is this! ♥️
What is wellness? My definition looks a little something like this.
Coffee with loved ones.
Connecting with nature.
Nourishing my mind.
Loving my body.
Sharing a meal.
Smiling at strangers.
Thanking the earth.
Having faith in the universe.
Doing work that feeds my soul.
A huge part of our physical and mental health involves eating well, but it doesn’t stop there. Cultivating a deep sense of wellness goes beyond the plate, in my opinion. And I want to encourage you to begin outlining your own version.
That might start with writing down your “perfect day” in a notebook and thinking about how you can incorporate more of those things into your routine. Or maybe it begins with removing pressure around expectation, and focusing more energy on the things that you love.
Wherever you decide to start, just know that your wellness is yours. Don’t rely on anyone else’s definition. We are all incredibly unique beings who have individual needs.
And the truth is, we are constantly evolving. So our needs will continue to change, too. The best advice I can offer is to never give up learning about and loving yourself. And it’s okay to ask for help, that’s what people like me went into this profession for.
Sending energetic and loving vibes to each of you this beautiful Monday.
#purposefulplate #purposefulliving #followyourbliss #nourishdaily
I’ve been so keenly aware of this fact through the years, it’s not even funny how accurate it is. There have been countless times when loneliness started to creep in and I just k n e w I needed to spend more time with God because of it.
The time I remember most vividly realizing this was after moving to North Idaho at the age of 15. My family knew no one and I felt SO lonely. I knew then that I needed to spend more time with God, and one of my biggest regrets is that even though I knew that, I didn’t act on it.
What about you; Is this something you’ve experienced? Tell me about it down below. 👇🏻
Where your focus goes energy flows 🙏❤️🙏
Getting there doesn’t always look super pretty.
Drop your desire, your compulsion, your need to look good, be correct, be right, be accepted or recognized by others.
The real recognition and acceptance comes from within yourself anyway.
At least the kind that lasts. The kind that matters. The kind that propels you into the life you were meant to bring to this shifting and uncertain existence we have all spiritually embraced - somewhere back there at the beginning of our decisions to show up alive on Earth at all.
Yes you heard me. You read that right. We are here on purpose. The only way to get down to business is to do the awkward, possibly ugly weird stuff your heart is crying out for, reaching toward.
Go there. You really don’t have anything to lose. I know it for sure.
The joy in my heart when they say let’s go to the library 📚😮😦😯. Don’t be surprised 🤣🤣. On my journey to #selflove
, I am making some interesting discoveries 😂 including this confession.
Today, I sauntered into a library, having been away for about 7 weeks and I began to smile upon the realization that I love it here ❤️😍. This journey is becoming more and more interesting. I didn’t bargain for these revelations when I started this journey of self discovery but oh well, am I loving or am I loving it.
Join me and our guest 💃🏿💃🏿 on #healoclock
on 28th October 2018 as we discuss selflove sharing real life experiences.
Another revelation is I love the smell of gari 😩😂😝🤪 (and the taste too)
#281018 #healoclock #happilyeverafterlife #purposedrivenlife #purposefulliving #intentionalliving #deliberateliving #selflove
MONDAY GOALS. Who’s with us?! 🙌
👚Sizing labels have bothered me for over 30 years... I can remember being a young girl contemplating a need for change in women’s fashion - No more “small, medium, large.” 🙅♀️Now that I own a freshly-born apparel business there’s a great opportunity to do something about it. 💕👉🏻Here at Gentle Truth Apparel we’re redefining the letters on those little tags: S now stands for Splendid. M for Marvelous. And L for Lovely. Now isn’t that SO much better??!! And is explains why our bio says that most styles are offered in XSplendid to 3XLovely. 😊😘 #redefinition
(lovely card designed and printed by @michelle.r.acker
<< If you need anything designed and printed, she’s your gal! )
It's so important for you to know that self-focus will always lead you to self-doubt, because the more you look at something the bigger this thing's imperfection seems to appear.
And this is the reason why you're currently doubting your worth, your capacities, your gifts, your calling and everything that is making you who you are : you are looking at yourself too much.
But everything would change if God would become your focus.
You would realize that you're fearfully and wonderfully made, not because of who you are, but because the Creator of all things designed every part of you, and marvellous are His works.
You would realize that you're gifted, equipped and called, not because of the skills you may have, but because He is the grapevine who promised to produce much fruit through you.
You would realize that you have a great future, not because of your dreams or plans, but because the Alpha and Omega holds it in His hands and knows the plans that He has for you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Today, I encourage you to look at Him before you start looking at anything else, including yourself. 💛✨
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From the moment my shoes first crunched the frost through the entirety of an hour stroll through my old spiritual playground I could not cease from weeping... from joy, thankfulness and overwhelm. This was the first place I experienced any noticeable amount of fun and joy as a teen and I hadn't been back for a while. As in a decade. Whoops- actually a decade and a half. How amazing to get to visit again! Do you have a place like this? #oldstompinggrounds
Happy Monday! Here's another piece that's headed out to @oregrown
Scratching the surface to reveal the colours below
The secret to being happy and successful is building a profound relationship with yourself.
And that is something that’s not taught in schools and is barely hinted at in the billion dollar self help industry. 🤨 But it is a skill, a skill you can learn, if you choose to.
I offer a 7 day program for just $7 that provides structure to help you *begin* to develop this skill. Yep, just $7 🤑
Click the link in my bio to sign up.
#knowyourself #selfcare #youmatter #livefullyalive
Have you ever not done something and then regretted it?
I earned a free trip all inclusive trip for two this year to a 5 star resort in Mexico but I didn’t go. Why did I do that? Resistance... huh?
I said it was unsafe. I said I’d be away from the pups. I said I wasn’t at the weight I wanted to be for vacay. I said I needed to work but you know what?
Those are all excuses. The real reason I skipped it was I didn’t have anyone who wanted to go and I thought it wouldn’t be any fun to go alone.
Was I nuts? A week at the Hard Rock Resort and Casino, all expenses paid, to do nothing but sit on the beach, eat and sleep? 🤦🏻♀️ I could punch myself.
That trip is now lost forever. But lesson learned and I won’t let the next awesome opportunity to do something or start something get by me again!
What is something you missed out on because you just didn’t say yes?
I often wonder:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ who first thought — hey, let's eat this raw oyster? seriously. he must have been desperate! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ why are they called French fries if they’re really from Belgium? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
+ Rhode Island... it's not really a road nor an island? (who else saw this SNL skit!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if your curiosity is anything like mine, you might have wondered something similar. and if your musings happened to involve how I managed to travel cross-country with our twins, the Gillies, our two geriatric dogs... and kept my gut in check!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
well, today’s the day I’m sharing 3 key insights: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. map out your destination + plan where you will be stopping for meals⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. keep an eye on your hydration... seriously. most folks skimp out on water + reach for caffeinated beverages while traveling. and I totally get it, since I just drove 2400 miles across the beautiful US of A. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. don't skimp on sleep. bunker down for the night. don't try to be a hero and push through with driving all night. take a beat. get some good quality sleep + start fresh the next day. you'll drive safer... your immune system will be top notch... and let's be real. you will be nicer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
more tidbits are up on the blog... check link in bio! I got you covered, love... but if need answers NOW-- FIRE AWAY!
JOURNAL PROMPT: Am I making a daily effort to organize my life? We often allocate one random age wherein we believe we’ll have life figured out. Mine is 35. The word on the street though, is you never completely have it all together. Rather, figuring life out involves taking daily inventory of what is missing, what is in excess and how you can modify your stock to be the best storehouse for you! What steps are you taking to untangle? 📸: @squaresayings
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mindful Monday: just give it some thought ✨
Literally so true. 💯
All of us have 24 hours in a day but it’s up to you on how you spend that time.
There is so much that can get done in a day.
Have goals. Set them. Take the necessary daily consistent action to get you there. Wake up 15 minutes earlier. Go to bed 15 minutes later. Do a little extra during your lunch break. Listen to that podcast during your commute. Carve out extra time to do something for you.
Just don’t say you don’t have any time because you can create it. And if time freedom is a dream of yours then you better believe you can create that. Invest in yourself and take a chance on you! ⭐️
#mondaymotivation #dailyinspo #timefreedom
I charge you to share your beauty with the world.
I charge you to share your greatness with everyone you come in contact with.
I charge you to eliminate the small and limiting beliefs that stop you from having clarity around who you truly are.
Be so full of self awareness that it seeps out of your pores and rubs off on everyone you come in contact with!
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you have power over instead of craving control over what you don't.
Are you ready to take control of your life? Give us a call today. 866.324.8358
LAZY EGG MUFFIN MORNING | happy Monday peeps. 🤗
Is it just me or is this dark weather making you a tiny bit lazy and unmotivated? .
Good nutrition and exercise definitely helps with not only that, but also to keep your immune system healthy so you don’t get sick right away with this drastic change of weather. ☔️🌫
To make your regular eggs a bit more interesting why not try these egg muffins, helpful also if you do the meal prepping thing!
🍳 3 eggs, mixed with some salt, pepper and a dash of almond milk. Cut a few veggies that you fancy, I used green beans here, some spinach, mushrooms and spring onions. Mix all together and pour into a muffin form. 🥣 preheat your oven to 180*, then bake for about 10ish minutes. (Until everything is solid, might vary on your oven!). Serve with some avocado and 1/4 bagel (that’s all I had left fyi obvs you can have a whole one!), enjoy!
What I know to be true about God from His Word is where I can put my hope. He truly is who He declares Himself to be. If I know the reality of the God to be true, burdens are lifted. If I know Him to be trustworthy, peace that passes understanding can rest in my heart no matter what comes. If I know that He is with me no matter what, love reigns. Miracles happen. Hearts heal. Victory is guaranteed. To be still and know that He is God is a mighty, powerful, joyful thing.
Stress should motivate you, not debilitate you. How do you stay cool as a cucumber??#dontstress
As I started another Monday morning in the crystal clear waters of Nai Harn beach, I was overcome with a feeling of gratitude. Gratitude for the freedom that I’ve been able to create in my life.
Freedom is one of my biggest values. It’s something that I want to be woven into the fabric of my life
So what exactly does freedom mean to me?
I want to live a life where I have the freedom to choose the work that I do, the freedom to create my own definition of success, the freedom to live on my own terms, the freedom to follow what feels joyful, the freedom to move throughout the world and the freedom to speak up and voice my opinion.
I feel incredibly lucky and privileged every day to be in a position to have this level of freedom in my life. And I’m hyper aware of the fact that there are many people in this world, who through no fault of their own, don’t have anywhere near this amount of freedom. I owe it to them not to waste this gift that I’ve been given, through the sheer lottery of where I was born.
Living a life that is aligned to your values is a road to deep fulfilment.
Do you know what your values are?
And are you living them?
#freedom #values #purposefulliving #alignedliving #gratitude #lifecoach #createyourideallife #mondaymotivation #phuket #naiharn #selflove
The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand; We listen to reply.
The most successful people I have had the honor to meet through my career, working with some of the most powerful men and women in the region is that they all mastered this rule. They were absorbing every word you would say to them and speak very little of their own, they were lifting you up with their presence because they had the capacity to make you feel like the only and most important person in their presence. It's such an amazing quality to have, to silence your own need for validation, your own experiences and need to share your story, advise, or criticise and actually listen! Take a moment and quiet your mind.
The world has enough critics already. Listening is the most powerful gift you can give people!
Science has shown that in the brain, physical pain and social pain are the SAME (study research Naomi Eisenberger UCLA). Don’t cause anybody pain!
A word or a text might not mean much to you but it might mean the world to another person.
Think before you speak or type!
Well said @hermanners
, very well said!
When I planned this meditation course I thought about the most common problem we face in the every day life.
Because I love to make the connection between meditation and daily life explicit.
Are you chasing after time? feeling there's never enough time for what you want/need?
Time is the most common challenge for most of us. Here's how i think of it:
I have a friend who specialises in organising poeple's homes .She can go to your bedroom closet, and after few hours from not having space to put a needle in she will transform your closet to a new space where miraculously you can add your new staff.
This is how meditation works on our mind. It helps us see where and how it gets clogged and cluttered, shedding light on what is it that really takes so much space in your inner experience that you end up feeling you just don't have time.
I know something in your schedule are inevitable. Hey, I'm not making this up, it comes from experience ;)
Try this out! Join my introduction to meditation course THIS FRIDAY, OCT 19TH, and become a meditation Jedi <3
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I couldn’t resist sharing this from @before5am
Let your wellbeing be your number 1 priority no matter what you do
Eating healthy, exercising all contribute to better productivity
Let this week be the week you will make changes to your healthy and wellbeing
Life’s too short to be eating the food everyday or better still life is much more when you get more active
I’m making healthy steps everyday to improve my overall wellbeing (work & life ) generally.
After a massive weekend of birthday cake and party food, it was really nice to get back to my packed lunch!
I keep my food really simple but tasty, and I love crunchy food so this ticks all of those boxes. Carrots and hummus for morning tea, chicken and salad for lunch, and berries with Greek yoghurt, coconut flakes and almonds for afternoon tea. Throw in a cuppa or 2 and that's my day done!
What are your go to options for lunch? I'm happy for some new ideas 🙌🙏🍓💗
This week I'm kicking off a new series on the blog - gift guides! I know, I know, it's only October...BUT...it's NEVER too early to start planning for Christmas! And so, over the coming weeks I'll be posting and sharing a few gift guides to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.
AND, what better way to launch the series than share a gift guide about one of my most favourite topics, Harry Potter! A real Potterhead, I've lost count of the number of times I've watched the movies and read the books...so it makes perfect sense for this to be my first gift guide to share with you!
In it you'll find a ton of ideas for the wannabe-witch or wizard in your life. Most have already been road tested by yours truly, and those that haven’t, well they’re on my wish list for this year! Head on over to the blog to find out what they are...Link in Bio.
It’s time to put my ring on & get my nails done b/c last I heard Halloween is right around the corner & I’m feeling a Party coming on!
DOUBLE TAP IF YOU WANT TO GO TO A HALLOWEEN PARTY!
SPARKY, you are so annoying! Why are you always happy??
Can’t you take this more seriously?
Don't you ever get angry?
Are you ever in a bad mood?
I've been blessed NOT burdened with hearing these and more my whole life. I wondered what was wrong with me and when the sadness bug would hit. Even when my amazing daddy died, I was still quick to focus on all the positives in the midst of a seemingly dark time. I have had times in life where I have tried to be less of me – less excited for no reason (lol), less bubbly, less chatty and such. Those times I have been very uncomfortable. I look at some very 100% serious people and wonder why a joke must pop up in my head when I am in serious situations! Or why I just absolutely love being so silly and all other random things. At the same time, I can be super serious and its like ummm wow… however I will crack my dry jokes and be silly sha lol!
This month @lifePointeNG
we are studying different temperaments – one of my favorite topics. About 2 years ago was the first time Pastor @beidris
preached on this and my goodness I was so liberated. A lot of things started making sense regarding my personality and behaviour. Full liberation came when I then read the book ‘Why you act the way you do’ by Tim LaHaye.
All our personalities are different for a reason. There is no best personality. Absolutely everyone has strengths and weaknesses. This is why we are to stay connected, God created us for relationship and not isolation! Our flaws will be covered by the strengths of those around us and vice versa. The problem is most of us have refused to accept HOW God made us, not realising we were created this way for a purpose!
Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for how you are wired. Learn yourself, your strengths and weaknesses and go forth and SHINE YOUR LIGHT knowing what you are naturally great at, what you need to work on and how to leverage those around you for what you are absolutely not good at.
You can take a test with the link above. What’s your personality type & what notable experiences have you had because of it?
Day 15 of 100. Road to creating an optimal healthy lifestyle continues.
A little corner of my living room I cozified with a pillow and throw. My sister makes the pennant-shaped pillows and gave us this one with our name for Christmas last year.
Handmade gifts are so special. Unfortunately I don’t have the same skill (or desire) as my sister to sew and handcraft so many things, but I cherish every piece she makes us 💗