In the immortal words of Madonna: “Express yourself.”
Today’s (Day 6) #12daysofmidlifing
theme is CREATE. 🎨 .
Whether it’s a haiku, a paper crane, a quick sketch, or even pairing existing items in your closet together for the first time...just make. Anything. And do it for the sake of doing it, not for any reason other than to enjoy the process. (My personal skill is creating limericks.☘️)
In terms of maker inspiration, I’ll give a shout out to my super creative mom, whom I lovingly describe as “Martha Stewart, minus the fraud.”✨ .
And a shout out to my 4-H roots 🍀(watercolor paintings, sewing clothes, and creatively/efficiently integrating purchased clothes into my existing closet).
Make time to make today, my friends! And, if you feel inclined, post below what you decided to make.😃
#wellbeing #makersgonnamake #maker #createcultivate #createeveryday #midlife #midlifewomen #midlifestyle #genx #genxwomen #wellnesscoach #healthcoach #wellnesswednesday #capsulewardrobe #capsulewardrobechallenge #4h #rurallife #expressyourself #madonna
You’re not here to do what you’re told.
You’re here to experience life in your own way.
Are you living for someone else’s expectations or judgements of you? Or are you truly living for you?
Self Care also means doing absolutely nothing. Not answering any emails, no social media, no text messages. Nothing. Just taking time for your”self” is good for mental health. Stress and anxiety is something NO ONE deals with well (unless you work our almost everyday).
When I’m over worked I tend to burn out. I lose interest in what I’m currently doing to when I take a break, I procrastinate to get back into the game. That’s why I take time to myself to breathe. Reflect. And jump back in.
Read, smoke a joint, pray, sleep, do some yoga, meditate, have sex whatever, whatever you have to do to de-stress, DO IT. You deserve it! #wellnesswednesday
Tuesdays are for getting hot 🍑👋
Weekday winter warmers 🥶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Overnight oats with stewed apples & cinnamon 🥄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Firstly - who doesn’t love porridge?! When cooked properly it’s creamy and delicious and is about the only thing that stops me diving into the biscuit tin at 11 o’clock. It’s also really healthy and can be made in about 3 mins flat -
OATS. Oats are a great breakfast staple and when soaked are easily digestible for the gut. They’re naturally gluten free & release energy slowly into the bloodstream avoiding blood sugar peaks & troffs.
APPLES. Apples are a good source of vitamins C, K and fibre. Stewed apples are a bloody good topping for porridge - and by slow cooking the apples you are already breaking down the fibre so it’s easier for your body to digest - giving your system a rest so it can focus its energy on fighting winter viruses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cinnamon is also brilliant for balancing blood sugars and contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and protect the body from disease. In TCM cinnamon is warming, thus is in balance with the cooling properties of apples - why they go so well together! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I make a big batch of stewed apples & cinnamon on a Sunday eve and it lasts about 5 days. Slice 3 apples & put in a pan with a little water on low heat. Add a cinnamon stick (better than powder) & some star anise and leave for 10 mins. Each night put your oats, chia seeds and organic milk in a jar, stir and cover with a paper towel. Stir again in the morn and enjoy hot or cold!
8 questions to ask to get a high-value logo
All logos are not created equal.
As a 10+ year design veteran, I’m going to let you in on EXACTLY what to ask to get the most value for your dollar.
1. Is the person is an experienced graphic or brand designer? I love artists, but artists are not problem solvers, they are expressionists, and a logo and branding is a visual problem to be solved.
2. Will my logo be in vector format? The answer should ALWAYS be yes.
Vector means that your logo will NEVER become pixelated. (usually created in Adobe Illustrator). Files created in Photoshop are pixel-based (not vector) hence the ability to become pixelated.
3. Will I own my logo when we’re finished? There are so many different takes on this, so ask to be sure. For me, the answer is always a blaring YES.
4. Do you create a logo set or a single iteration? A logo set is key to having what you need. When the price is low, a single iteration is often all you get. A horizontal logo is best for websites; a vertical iteration works wonderfully for social media, business cards, product packaging, etc.
What about badges and icons? Having a strong logo set allows you to push your identity tactfully and with grace without feeling sales-ey.
5. Do you provide a brand board or brand guide? These go by many names, but essentially, it’s a set of colors, fonts, image styles, type hierarchies, etc. that begin to define standards for your brand and are KEY when just starting out. Having these is the best and most cost effective way to make sure your branding is cohesive from the get-go.
6. What’s your process?
Everyone is different. Just make sure that strategy and research are a part of the equation.
7. How long will it take and what’s your availability? Some designers are booked months out, others have immediate openings. For me, logo design usually takes 4-6 weeks. I do multiple check ins with opportunities for client feedback, so we’re clear on the direction every step of the way.
8. What do you charge?
Prices are usually based on a combination of the value provided and the amount of work involved.
Anything I’ve missed? 📷 @mandyralene
Just a little reminder for you as we’re now approaching the festive and party season 🎉 Exercise should make you feel better from the inside. Exercise should make you feel empowered and want to be the best version of yourself. 💪🏼 As we’re now in the festive season - many people start to view exercises as something to “make up” for all the “bad food” and drinks they have been consuming. ❌ Enjoy everything in moderation, be mindful and present when spending time with your loved ones and stay active as usual ❗️#theleaptribe
// 📷: @themerrymakersisters
Not too bad after 2 days container unloading
Never compromise the quality of things that touch your biggest organ....your SKIN.
Hoping for some more Savvy in my stocking and my for my girls dance caboodles. We had 3 winter recitals this weekend and I loved how the girls always reminded me to give them their 'lavender spray' -Savvy Misting spray. We use it as a setting spray and to turn our Savvy powder foundation into liquid foundation.
Handful of rollers went out today. I love the look of this blend before it mixes.
This blend supports stress, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, sadness, tension and emotional imbalances.
Want to fit in that last yoga class before Christmas? 🎄
Emerald Heart Yoga 💚 Backyard Yoga is on tommorow morning at 9.30am
Head over to our facebook page
or text Rani directly 0432 801 358
to secure your space 🙏
Programming, conditioning.. whatever you want to call it. It is undeniable and it is something we can work with once we acknowledge it. Once we accept and understand that we have the power to change the way we experience life, we are able to create a reality that brings us joy and happiness. A reality that allows us to grow and have fun. Life is simple and easy, if we want it to be.
So how do we change our beliefs, our programming, our conditions? What do we need to do? Think about it this way… Programming creates decisions, stabilises beliefs and shapes identity. In turn, our behaviour/actions determines our results. All of this is based on outdated programming. A vicious cycle where our beliefs determine our outcome that support our beliefs.
Break the cycle and change your beliefs. Appreciate your wins, celebrate yourself. Just stop and take a moment to think about all the things that are going right rather than searching for all the things that are going wrong. It’s as easy as a switch in perspective. 📷 @vanderaaband
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I’m finally starting to feel like myself again and it’s amazing 💫 Today I woke up at the crack of dawn, powered through some planning for work 📸 treated myself to my fave matcha 🍵 and went for both a run and got some yoga in 🧘🏼♀️ 〰️〰️〰️ The past few months I’ve had to put so much of my life on the back burner just to focus on school and pass a class that didn’t interest me whatsoever ~ this left me broke, exhausted 💤 irritable, and the most anxious I’ve ever been in my entire life! These past couple days have been hard for me to slow down and finally allow my body and mind to rest 🧠👣 but today I am finally starting to breathe again and be able to take it easier and focus on things and people that are important to me instead of constantly studying or working on assignments ~ this busy period of my life has taught me so much about myself, and has shown me that I am far more capable of what I expect out of myself sometimes ~ but, I am excited to work through having a healthy balance of work and doing things I’m actually passionate about! P.S if anyone knows of any cool healthy restaurants or places in the metro Detroit area let me know!!! ♥️♥️♥️
We are fulfilled not the aspirations of being “like” someone else. —— Just become the original self given to at birth by God.
Feeling downie.. Eat a brownie 😍
The Holiday Season has finally arrived! Grab your scarves🧣, your hot cocoa☕️ , your presents 🎁, and your Prozac 💊 ??
December is filled with families, friends, celebrations, and sometimes hidden feelings of sadness, self reflection, depression and even loneliness.
The darker side of the holiday can include family and financial stresses, unreasonable expectations, and lots of fatigue.
It’s time to take care of yourself. Run a Bath, read a book, get a massage. So much of the holiday is consumed by pleasing others, we often neglect ourselves.
Be aware of when you are spreading yourself too thin. Don’t be afraid to say NO to people and things that are not bringing you Joy and Peace. Often times, “Saying NO to others is saying YES to yourself!”
Take a moment to focus on your hearts desires for the holidays and be present in those moments. Don’t be in a rush to please others or meet their needs but better yet keep your focus and you and that that is important to you. You’ll find magic in those moments.
Find a way to serve this holiday season that is greater then cutting a check. Financial stress runs high for families during the holidays with the demand for gifts and gatherings.
Find a way to give back to the community. Pass out blankets to the homeless, visit an orphanage, give groceries to needy families, there are tons of organizations set up to help you give back in your communities. Helping others heals a hurting heart.
Spread cheer this time of year, not just because you are excited for the season but because others may have a reason to be down. A smile, a kind word, a big hug, and a simple I see you goes a long way.
So cheers to the holidays and all the joys and sometimes sorrows it may bring! And cheers to showing up for ourselves so we can truly be of good service to others. 🍻
#wellness #wellnesswednesday #wellnessjourney #wellpreneur
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Feeling this on a spiritual level today. 😂
Hair | Beauty | Wellness | And More!
I’m technically “off” until January 3rd 🎉 but I did spend a little time on the computer today welcoming two new ladies into Content to Clients 🤗
One of the first things we’ll be talking about is website strategy. For example, what’s your main goal for your website? Is it to get clients? Then don’t distract them with email pop-ups, or a bazillion CTAs to go follow you on Pinterest and Instagram, etc. It doesn’t mean these elements can’t exist on your website, it’s just putting them in the right place 👌🏻
If you want to make your website, content, and social media presence more effective, join us inside CTC! As Seth Godin says, how do you know your marketing isn’t working? You aren’t busy enough and your ideas aren’t spreading. Marketing is not selfish — people need to know how you can help them.
Hey there busy momma! It might be time to take some time just for yourself at Family Wellness Acupuncture like The Funny Mom Blogger @desireeeaglin
. Check out what she had to say about her experience at Family Wellness Acupuncture with acupuncturist Shannon - "I am a night teeth clencher and because of it, I have consistently bad headaches throughout the day. I have been seeing a chiropractor for over a year and receiving regular massages on my face and neck but nothing has made my jaw feel more relaxed than the acupuncture and face cupping facial I received from Family Wellness Acupuncture. My therapist, Shannon, was the most in-tune to my health and well-being practitioner I have ever seen. She was able to identify and label symptoms I’ve been dealing with for quite some time and she lead me onto a path of health enlightenment. That’s right momma, your body is an amazing cosmo and Shannon at Family Wellness Acupuncture can help you! "
I can't believe that theirs only a few weeks left in 2018. This year has gone by so fast.🤗
I've been doing some planning for 2019 over the last couple of weeks. I'm so excited for what the new year has to bring!🥂
My favorite way to plan for the year ahead is to:
1️⃣Look back at the previous year and analyze how things went.
2️⃣Set new intentions and goals for the new year.
3️⃣Focus in on Quarter 1 and add Goals, Projects, and tasks to Asana to take action!
Have you set goals or intentions for the new year yet? How do you like to plan for the year ahead?👇
Some call it an obsession...I call it a lifestyle 🧡⠀
Ok, maybe a little obsessed 🙃😉⠀
When you find something you like and see results from all the hard work that goes into it, it’s easy to become obsessed. I’ve seen a body transformation over the past year, and not only does that feel rewarding, but I’m amazed at what my body allows me to do. It’s important to want to look good, but even more important to feel good and be healthy. ✨⠀
FUN Fact! ⠀
Did you know❓❓❓⠀
A daily hit of athletic-induced endorphins gives you the power to make better decisions, helps you be at peace with yourself and offsets stress. ⠀
Working out should be fun, something you do for yourself, not because you have to, but because you want to. A positive mindset will get you far, because the only bad workout, is the one you didn’t do...🏋️♀️🚫⠀ ⠀
#workout #fitness #fitnessfirst #mondaymotivation #gymwear #orangetheoryfitness #instafitness #picoftheday #healthy #healthylifestyle #happiness #gymmotivation #fitnessaddict #wellnesswednesday #wellnesscoach #selfcaredaily