Cheers to celebrating 35 with my ride or die 🥂 @alimkara
there is something incredible that happens to your relationship when you make it to the other side of a terrible storm together. These last 3 months have been one of our toughest “seasons” that we have walked though to date as a couple, husband and wife and now as new parents. But what I have learned in facing adversity as a team is that there is strength in knowing that you have the grit it takes to bear down and dig your heals and fight, even when you think have got nothing left in you to keep going ... this is true unconditional love and I’m grateful for this love everyday but especially on this 35th birthday 🎂 #hbd #rideordie #myrock #15yearsstrong #loveus #wegotthis
With everything going at the moment globally have your children thrown you some curve ball questions about what their future might look like? If you're like me you might be a little lost for words that actually bring them comfort. I'm glad that I don't have to pretend to know what will unfold, instead I can share with them the certainty I have in their innate goodness and life purpose.
You see I’ve always loved the theory of “Reaching a Tipping Point” or the concept of Critical Mass. This notion occurs when an unshakable belief is held by 10 percent of the population that idea then spreads like a flame. Scientists have tested the phenomenon and it makes me wonder if it’s time to focus on consciously raising our Collective Consciousness with our families?
In a time where violent acts are escalating. In a time where lax environmental laws allow our planet to be harmed and large corporations lobby and make packs with each other and our governments, which compromise our foods, our health choices and our basic rights – it’s hard to know what we can do with all of that uncertainty.
Amidst these fears, if more of us were able to prioritize stillness and mindfulness, over frenetic fear - I wonder what level of peace and civility might be born?
If we chose to slow down and set aside our “I’m anxious” or “I’m so stressed and strung out” hats (not easy I know) and instead settled ourselves down, taking time to breathe and to ground ourselves so that our natural inclination was to see life with a joyous, happy lens cap on - then all manner of subtle changes begin.
I’m not suggesting we turn a blind eye to the news but it doesn’t help to work ourselves into a lather about them? Actions are always secondary to our state of consciousness. If we don’t have a change of consciousness no amount of action will make an ounce of difference.
If we are able to make time for stillness and strengthened this spiritual muscle then all levels of joy, creativity and solutions arise. That is where human genius springs from. From here we naturally see the decency and wholesomeness in people, we have greater empathy and freedom unfolds. What a game changer that is to teach our children.
18 March 2019
- Happy Birthday mom!! It’s been rough but #wegotthis
I love you!!
I'm seeing too many kids give up on life because of bullying, problems in the home and etc...it brings back memories for me because too many times I have wanted to give up on life for good. Nobody really knew or knows what I've been through behind closed doors, nobody really knew how depressed I was or how often. I dont like to come off as weak so I never showed it. However I realize now that life is a roller coaster of good and bad, but as long as there's some good then giving up is not an option! We need to do better with talking to kids and making sure their mental state of mind is good, in all honesty we need to talk to each other too!! No matter how young or how old life can be overwhelming period. DONT GIVE UP, LIFE IS TOO PRECIOUS AND WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF ITS CRAZY JOURNEY! #mondaymotivation #mystory #dontgiveup #yougotthis #wegotthis #life #love #positivity
- 14.5 inches
- 23.25 lbs
......but also lots of GAINS. Muscle, mental toughness, breaking down walls and soooo self love. This will be my 3rd time tackling my favorite program! “I just don’t want to restrict myself.” “I can’t afford it.” “I have failed so many times before.” SAME, GIRL. Zero restrictions here. No, seriously you get to have your carbs and eat em too.
Of course there’s an initial investment in yourself. You know what I couldn’t afford when I signed up? Taking more time off of my life. I couldn’t afford more time hating myself. I couldn’t afford one more second of hiding.
Oh, PS I AM THE QUEEEEEN of starting and quitting. That’s what me and my online community is for. 👋😍😘 Sooooo why not you?! I mean the next 8 weeks will pass regardless. Why not at least give it a shot?
Here’s the thing, is not only can I guarantee you results BUT if you show up I can guarantee you confidence, a giant smile, and self belief that I gained during this program!
We start April 1st and I’m working on choosing my next round of badass babes. Fill out the application in the link in my bio or comment your fave food emoji below for more info 😍
AGENDA GAY NA FLUL... #VERGONHA
Atenção ao que esta cambada perversos republicanos quer fazer desta casa... A figura do rabo masculino perfeitamente esculpido... SÍMBOLO DO SEXO GAY! É NESTE AMBIENTE QUE QUEREM ESTUDAR? Indoutrinação...! #OrgulhoHetero #StraightPride #AgendaLGBT
You never know who god is going to put into your life. For me I got a big brother who is here for me when I need him and I’ll always be here for you. I love you with all my heart and I want you to know that . #family #forever #love #brother #prayers #wegotthis
What I Ate Today 😋
Eating according to my goals is effortless when I take a little time to plan and prep. 💪🏼
One thing they don’t teach in school is how to dream big and realize that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Since childhood I have been told that dreaming big is getting the highest degree, prestigious titles and making decent to good income. No one ever told me that always think out of the box, dream bigger, make the impossible possible, believe in yourself, your passion and your gut instinct. It was always about go make your parents proud, get married, get settled at early age, complete the highest degree, become a doctor and never fail so others don’t talk bad about you and raise fingers
I just wished kids were encouraged more to be uniquely inspiring from young age, told to be courageous when trying something totally different and told to dream insanely big. I realized this late in life that the usual, the safe route and following others lead isn’t the way to my happiness. I told myself after years of chasing the wrong things that it’s time to make a change and dream like I’ve never before and just make it happen despite the pitfalls
At times my soul gives up that it’s not ever going to happen and I will never make it but I know my heart doesn’t give up and gives me strength and tells me that your hope is as alive as your dreams so don’t you stop! Keep going! So just dream big. One day momma will be proud of my decisions and say you made it! You were always right about your instinct and every child deserves to be told that dream like you got wings and you can fly as high as you want and seize everything that you want to🙏
I subscribe to a lot of newsletters that talk about #situationalawareness
because I want to learn as much as I can- so I can turn around and share the information with everyone- especially women, in a way they can relate. I've had hundreds of conversations with brilliant men who have a passion for helping people be safe. Out of all those conversations, I've only had ONE jerk. That's a pretty stellar ratio.
A newsletter I read today had the following things I could start doing immediately to increase my personal safety as a woman. (pulls out soapbox)
**Please note I'm blessed with lots of sarcasm** -Travel with friends (Do I have to pay for them too? What about work trips?)
-Keep unknown people in front of you (so walk with my back to a wall every time I walk down a street?)
-Never mix alcohol and strangers (thank goodness I'm out of the dating scene but what about networking happy hours for work?)
-Avoid drive-thrus late at night (Hangry is real. If I'm out of protein bars and almonds in my handbag, I'm finding the nearest drive-thru)
-Understand that a cell phone can't help you (what does that even mean?!?) A lot of the information I get is geared towards the military or law enforcement and is coming from a male perspective. There is NOTHING wrong with that, it's just fact. HOWEVER, I feel the need to give feedback to those knowledgeable folks so we can work together to help the average Joe & average Jane get more out of the messages.
Telling me what to do or NOT to do-without offering an alternative-does not help me. If you don't have an alternative action to suggest, offer suggestions to make safer decisions in those environments. (puts away soapbox) Thank you and have a great night.
#wegotthis #womenempowerment #practiceeveryday #solutionsnotproblems #dontbecondescending #haveasensesofhumor #sarcasmisagoodthing #worktogether #letsbereal #reallife #beaware #saferchoices
OKKK this meal is fucking good 👏🏻🤤 .
Salmon Greek pita 🥙
One salmon fillet 🐟
Homemade tzaziki 🥒🍋
1/2 cup Rice pilaf
Roasted yellow squash .
Meals like these make me so happy. They’re healthy, abundant and wholesome, exactly what my body needs rn 🤗
If you have ever doubted the loyalty of a dog- especially a rescue dog- just look at this picture. Today Paul from @operation_pet_rescue_inc
came to take sweet Ginger into his rescue family. She is very scared and is in need of some time, TLC and a few pounds. She is more comfortable in small areas.
Once he got her home and in the safety of her crate, his own rescue Stella whom he rescued himself from the @gulf_coast_humane_society
immediately sprang into action and laid next to her. This gentle soul is telling Ginger “Don’t worry, I got you.” We’re not crying- you are! #recueme #sweetsoul #wegotthis #pitbullsofinstagram #rescuedogsofinstagram
Remember that time the show started but we had no sound on stage so we had to start the show again?
Oh yeah, that was tonight...🙈🙈🙈 “That’s live theatre folks”
#wegotthis #theshowmustgoon #pros
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