I’m waiting to be taken back
to the place that’s wild with green.
With open hands, taking in the sun,
contentment with simplicity.
The place where breathing comes easy,
and effort does not seem so hard,
because admiring all that you’ve done and
all that you are will be enough.
I’ll stand with the trees,
waiting for the souls of my feet to grow roots,
connecting my being with yours.
Forever receiving the nutrients of true life.
Recieving without earning,
giving without deserving.
And I know love. 🌱
Dress up & show up💫
Or don’t ... your choice right?! Or does your job choose for you??
It’s been over a year now since I started my dream job⭐️⭐️⭐️
Not even exaggerating!
Everything on my wish list ✔️
What’s on your list???
Time flexibility ⏰ my time my hours to accommodate my life! Not the other way around!! so that being a mom really can be FIRST!
because that is my most important role♥️ for me! How about you?
Cost? What cost?? Investing your health! Yes 💪🏻but you are gonna do that anyway one way or another! ....like seriously don’t tell me you can’t afford it!
Just keeping it REAL!
Cuz Compared to my previous biz this is nothing... before, now that was too expensive🤑
Appreciation for what I do! It feels good to be giving and knowing this gift is making a difference! ☺️Being recognized from my customers...from the company I’m partnered with ...from my team mates! ♥️when was the last time someone told you you were doing a great job??? Makes you feel alone right!? 😳
BUT you’re not in this alone here...it’s still your business!
But you’re not left stranded to figure it out & go it on your own!
There’s training & support (LOTS) ...magic happens when you say yes🌟
AND I’m my own boss!
No one to babysit and No one telling you what to do! ⚡️
So back to why I get dressed up💥Life is chaotic! Right!? I’d love nothing more than to hang out in my sweats all day.... oh wait! I can!
But when you dress up for yourself you show up for yourself!!!
So ultimately I love my job cuz I can choose! How about you???
Maybe it’s time we chatted to you can choose too???
#wearwhatyoulove #iwillwearwhatilike #itsyourchoice
In case you haven’t been planning for it all month, it’s not too late to figure out a way to observe World Kindness Day today with some super deliberate or totally random acts of kindness!
Me, I’m just discovering this is even a thing. But one of my biggest shifts has been THIS:
...in order to give unconditionally without expecting anything in return (whether consciously or unconsicously), give just for the sake of giving and helping, no strings attached, we have to first give and be kind to ourselves.
Did you know it was World Kindness Day? How will you observe today?
How to not care about other people’s opinions:
1. Live your life passionately without asking any human being for approval. Ask God or your higher power instead.
2. Your kindness is not an insurance policy against pain, neither is your honesty.
3. Shut up and live. No explaining, no wondering what people think.
4. Go back to step 1.
There is an unseen support system that guides you through life. I call it Spirit. You will always find your way when you quit asking the wrong person for their approval. Drop a ✈️ in the comments if you’re ready to fly above self doubt and the opinions of others.
Once upon a time, I was the girl who didn’t feel worthy of love. Subconsciously, I pushed love away. I self-sabotaged. I chose emotionally unavailable men. I considered partnerships that I knew would likely end one day because it was safe.
I also tried to pour love into other people’s hollowed hearts, hoping somehow that would be enough to convince them that they were worthy. But really, I think I was trying to convince myself. If they stayed, I was worthy too, right?
It took 32 years and one major wake-up call to realize— I am the only one that could ever love me the way I need to be loved.
From that point on, I treated myself like the love of my life. I gave myself every ounce of attention, compassion, kindness and devotion that I once gave others. I used daily mantras and meditation for all of it to seep into my being. I held boundaries and standards high, choosing who I let into my life, who I gave energy to.
I took accountability for how I allowed others to treat me.
I became very aware of when other people’s behaviour didn’t honour my worth. Because of that, there was greater ease in saying ‘I wish you the best, goodbye.’, without a long-winded explanation or reasoning. No matter who came and went, I knew, I wholly believed, that I was worthy. And they were too. But it wasn’t my job to teach them that. Nor was it my job to teach them how to love me.
My only job was to love myself.
Finding love is an inside job. It always comes from within. It starts with unearthing all your demons and still having the courage to look yourself in the eyes, admire what you see, fully accept and adore who you are, and who you are becoming.
It’s believing you are worthy of unconditional love.
Because you are, we all are. It just starts with you. And I promise, when you find that deep-rooted self-love, be patient. Someone worthy of your heart will reflect it all back to you one day.
Thoughts? How and when did you fall in love with yourself? Have you had similar experiences? Comment below and tell me about your journey in love.
#selflove #lessonsonlove #youareworthy #createthelove #kellybrownwrites
I decided that reverse aging would be way cooler than continuing on the path I was headed down. 😜
It turns out hydration is important, like REALLY important. 💦
Getting in essential vitamins and minerals daily is a complete game changer.💁♀️
Eating three square meals will make your body very happy. 🤤
Exercise is great not just for boosting your endorphins but for your soul.
Stop thinking, start doing
One thing I remember clearly from growing up was the constant support from my parents. They always told me I could do whatever I wanted to do as long as my heart was in it. They said as long as I was passionate about.. go for it and I would excel.
So after finishing my 4 year degree at UNC Chapel Hill, where my main focus was my swimming career; I didn’t think much about my actual career post swimming. Not until those last few months when I had an “oh sh*t” moment realizing I had to figure out what my new passion was.
Luckily I got a job as a beauty advisor coming out of college, which was great and all but it wasn’t something I wanted to do long term. Then I remembered back to those days my parents told me to do something I was PASSIONATE about. They told me to not think about the money.. just do what you love and things will fall into place.
I’m happy to say I FINALLY found my passion, a virtual health coach. I have so much LOVE, SUPPORT, & ENERGY to give to others, I just want to help SO many people become a healthier version of themselves. Like I said on my story, it’s been hard for me to turn my brain off at night (which is great because I found joy in something again!) I have overflowing energy for this business, my team, my challengers. I‘m so thankful I found beachbody.
This is YOUR life. It’s your choice what YOU want to become.
#dreambig #yourlifeyourchoice #choosehappiness #flexin #beachbodycoaching #dreamchasers #biggoals #strongerme #healthymind #healthylife #changeyourlife #joinmytribe #dailyaccountability #dailyinspiration #dailymotivation #youareworthy #youareworthit #flexinonem #groutfit #careerchoice #careerchange #virtualhealthcoach #supportiveparents #doitforyourself #onehealthchoice
You don’t have to believe every thought you think 😵😵😵
This concept tends to blow people’s minds, especially when you’re relationship with food is dependent on whether or not you’re having a “good thought” day.
The reality is that you’re not gonna magically wake up one day and never have a diet culture thought again. You have to practice naming negative thoughts and deciding whether or not it’s helpful.
The next time you have a negative thought about food or your body, try saying this:
“This is just a diet culture thought, I don’t have to react to it. I’m allowed to eat as much as i need to feel satisfied”
Let me know in the comments if this trick works for you!
Since the holidays are right around the corner I wanted to share a delicious + healthy #tastytuesday
recipe that you can make for your friends and family! 🍁🍂
This Pumpkin Cookie recipe can be found on the Beachbody Blog, but I will share it below as well! 🍪🍪🍪
•Nonstick cooking spray
•1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
•⅔ cup almond flour
•1 tsp. ground cinnamon
•¼ tsp. ground cloves
•¼ tsp. ground ginger
•¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
•1 large egg, lightly beaten
•1¼ cups pumpkin puree
•⅓ cup maple syrup
•¼ cup chopped raw pecans (optional)
24 pecan halves
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Lightly coat two baking sheets with spray. Set aside.
3. Combine oats, almond flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine egg, pumpkin, and maple syrup in a large bowl; mix well.
5. Add flour mixture and chopped pecans to pumpkin mixture; mix until blended.
6. Drop by rounded Tbsp. onto prepared baking sheet; flatten cookies with a spatula. Top each cookie with a pecan half.
7. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes or until firm.
Serving size is 2 cookies and count as 1 Yellow and ½ Blue when using the portion fix containers!
Bon Appetit! 😘
#eatdessertfirst #healthydesserts #sweettoothsatisfied #thanksgivingrecipes
In case you needed help remembering 😉
We thrive when our life has meaning 💫
Here’s an interesting thought: reaching fulfillment isn’t met by crossing off items off a list or meeting perfection. It is living. It is being. It is wholeness. So my question for you, why commit to something that doesn’t fill you up? Anything less is limiting to you as a human being.
honestly, I’m just so happy✨
surround yourself with people who inspire you, motivate you, push you + support your wildest dreams✨
focus on the positive + be grateful every gosh darn day✨
ps- so excited to my NEW leggings to arrive today... these puppies are getting tooo big 💁🏼♀️😏 #idonthateit
If at first you don’t succeed, pick it back up and try again.
❔❓ What does your 'To Do List' look like?? ⬇️⬇️
Did you know that sometimes to do lists can actually be counterproductive!? They can seem like a never ending list of chores, honestly who likes chores? That word alone makes us more likely to procrastinate and never actually do what's on that never ending list!! If you are to use a to do list make it one that is encouraging and motivating!
We all need goals and an action plan to achieve them, but that should be part of a well written DMO not a list of chores! Daily life is hard enough! Don't add the pressure of an unrealistic list!
When your vision is clear, when your why is strong and goals are close to your heart you'll know what you need to do to achieve them all! Practice kindness not only for others but for yourself to!! Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone 💋💋
All those things you dream about are real. All you need to do is follow your heart 💚 it always knows the way 🌿
I’m super excited to announce the opening of another 6 month circle after Christmas!
If you are looking for a way to connect with other like minded women, need to take some time for yourself and your own personal growth, if you are wanting to discover more about who you are and what you want to bring into the world to live your best life - then this may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Circle is a judgement free zone, it’s a safe place for you to come and build relationships with other women, to find that support you’ve been wanting, to support and care about others, to have some time each month set aside - just for YOU!
Here is what some women have said about circle ✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨ I would highly recommend Lacey’s circle to anyone that would like to better themselves. If you want to dive deeper into your emotions and self discovery with a goal of spiritual development. Improving myself made me a better friend, wife and mother. You will also create a supportive sisterhood for yourself. I leave Lacey’s circles feeling lighter and completely magical. ✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨ I have attended 2 circles and a retreat with Lacey so far, and I'm hooked! She creates space for magical healing to happen within yourself and has changed my life for the better. Plus I know the friendships I've made will last a lifetime ❤️ Women need the work that Lacey is doing, and I can't recommend it enough! You'll never regret working on yourself. ✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨ I have been attending Lacey’s circles for two years now and they have, very literally, changed my life. Lacey has this amazing ability to pull things out of me like no one else can. I feel safe in the circles she creates and, in that safety, have been able to open myself up to so many great things. I am so very happy that Lacey has chosen this work and that I have been lucky enough to be a part of it ❤️. ✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨💕✨ If you have any questions please send me a message!!
You probably don’t eat what you truly want to. You probably give yourself a hard time when you do. You probably describe food as “good” or “bad”. These are all results of diet culture flooding your brain with BS. I know you want to be happy with your body and with what you eat. But you probably think you have to pick just one right? Because there’s no way you could have both. I used to think the same way. I used to restrict myself every single day. My cravings just kept growing and growing until I couldn’t ignore them anymore and then I would binge like crazy, which resulted in me hating myself even more than I already did. I know what it’s like to feel stuck in this toxic cycle of hating yourself and punishing yourself, dreaming of a life where you could just eat whatever tf you want and feel good about it. But would you believe me if I told you that there is a way to FEEL good about your body and what you eat? That you can actually feel comfortable and normal around food? That you can live a life where you don’t have to restrict yourself in order to feel good in your body? YEAH DUDE, I KNOW IT SOUNDS CRAZY! But it’s doable af! So so so many people need help finding this for themselves and there is absolutely no shame in that whatsoever. You can’t just tell someone to eat whatever they want and stop obsessing over food, sorry Sharron but that’s not how it works. Building a healthy relationship with food and with your body is a step by step process. It takes time, it’s not gonna be super fun and great the whole time, it can feel awkward and overwhelming, it may take longer than you expected, but it’s worth doing so that you can find happiness within your body and with FOOD. Idk about you, but I would much rather feel a little awkward/overwhelmed trying to find peace with food and my body rather than just feeling that way throughout my entire life. So if you feel as if you could use some help with this, I’m your girl. Let me help. Investing in your mental/physical health is always a good decision. We should all be able to eat the foods we enjoy without guilt being involved. Comment with your favorite food emoji below if you agree. 🍕🥨🍔🍩🥪🍟🍳🥑🍉
Rarely should you follow others when it comes to life design, unless you consciously choose to and you can utilize assimilation to your advantage! But never follow others in your heart! Comment below to flesh out this conversation ❤❤❤
$13 tarot reading! In honor of the 13th day of my favorite month. For the next 24h only.
Quick + easy:
1. Send me $13 (PayPal.me/natashaboote OR Venmo @nboote
2. Include pronouns + preferred email address.
(3. Consider sharing amazing offer with all your friends [pls])
4. Receive written, 3 card reading via PDF in the next seven days.
There are going to be days when giving up will seem oh so attractive and easy and perhaps no one will be there to save you but....
Find the inner strength in yourself to get through today and tomorrow because this pain isn't permanent and YOU are WORTHY and DESERVING of such greater things ~
#youareworthy #youdeservethis #innerpeace #preachit #youarewhatyouspeak
My israel family. A group of the best and brightest people. I didn’t really know any of them going into the trip, but as each day went by I got to see more and more of their hearts and passion for God. We got to experience the land together, table fellowship together, it’s an experience we can’t describe to people when they ask how our trip was, but we can live it out each day and remember it all and really use what we’ve learned like swords in the darkness. I’m so proud of these people and to now call them family. #newlensbiblicalstudies
Mid-week breather. There is a pace for your race, and that’s where you’ll discover grace. ⠀
You don’t need to slog it out, to give all of yourself to making things happen, to be ruled by productivity, perfectionism, profit. To go go go until you collapse in an exhausted pile. ⠀
That is not sustainable (been there). That is not life-giving. That is not the goal - to be utterly exhausted and distracted that we can’t even engage in the things that matter most. ⠀
We were created for work and REST. ⠀
Our body, mind, soul, spirit needs to be refreshed and renewed - regularly and intentionally.⠀
I’m still learning to create space in my week for rest and restoration.⠀
We weren’t meant to just keep going (although I’ve definitely believed this before). ⠀
I’m wanting to live in RHYTHMS OF GRACE - a foundational beat of rest, and working FROM rest (not for rest). ⠀
Let’s take a moment right now, imagine yourself sitting here with this view. Breathe deeply. Bring yourself back from the past or future and just sit in the presence for a moment. ⠀
Let the beat of rest drum in your heart for a moment. ⠀
👉🏻 What does your weekly rhythm look like? Do you need to add a foundational beat of regular rest? ⠀
👉🏻 Do you work for rest or from rest? ⠀
👉🏻 What can you do this week to get refreshed and renewed? ⠀
👉🏻 What’s your relationship with rest? Do you need to reframe it as essential, foundational? ⠀
I post about rest a lot as it’s something I am still learning and working out. I know how essential it is, but can be hard to translate into actions - these posts are as much a reminder for me as they are for you. I am learning and growing. We’re in it together x⠀
📸 Thanks to @alliemtaylor
Tough love Tuesday (but delivered with a smile 😉)
If you’re waiting for the “right time,” guess what. It’s not gonna come. I’m not a very pessimistic person, but I do believe that if you put off “getting healthy” and improving yourself until the “perfect time” that it’ll never happen. There will literally never be a time in your life when everything is just so - life happens. People are busy. Things come up. So if you’re waiting until you’re “not as busy” or “have a little more money,” stop waiting and dive in head first. Dreams don’t work unless you do 👊🏻
Tomorrow 8pm Eastern. I will be doing a tele-summit on Busting through Fear and Limiting Beliefs. I provide a ACTION guide that you can use. FREE replay for 24hours.
Register here: https://www.elevate-telesummit.com
“You have this idea in your head that the only time #youareworthy
of being loved is when you are at your best. You’re still worthy of being loved when you’re at your lowest. You’re still worthy of being loved when you don’t want to go on anymore. You’re still worthy of being loved even when you don’t love yourself. You are human , therefore always worthy of being loved and don’t you fool yourself into thinking otherwise.” 💋
It’s ONLY one or the other always- fear or Love, hell or Heaven, attack or forgiveness...
What do you choose right now? Not when we’re “ready”, or when someone changes for us or when the stars align right, or when the “right” person is elected...
What do you choose NOW? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
...and how about in this moment?
... and this one?