Happy because yesterday’s efforts got me to where I am today, and encouraged because today’s efforts will get me to where I want to be tomorrow 💕 #fridaymood
Going into Friday with a grateful heart. So many wonderful things both big and small have happened this week and it’s so nice to take a moment to reflect on them.
Sometimes practicing gratitude can feel like bragging. Sometimes it can look like we’re turning our heads the other way and ignoring the negativity, pain and emotional struggles in our life.
I want to reframe this and remind you that gratitude is a beautiful way to recognise that you are enough right now. A way to be kind to yourself by noticing the little things that light you up and make your heart feel full, despite it all. There are daily magical moments to be found regardless of what’s going on in your life or whatever you think about yourself, but I understand that it can be hard to find them sometimes. You’re worthy of wonderful and lovely things right now.
What are you grateful for this week?
😊 Reminder to Self ~ Choose Kindness! 😊
There are two types of criticism; one to correct/improve you, other one to put you down/mortify you. Let go of the hurtful ones. It's okay if you are not following the crowd or meeting people's expectations. People will judge you no matter what you do. Stay yourself and stay happy. This is all that matters.
#beach #youareworthy #worthy #motivationalquotes #behappy #positivevibes
Just a friendly reminder, folks. You're worth it, worthy and 🔥🔥🔥no matter your weight, relationship status, bank account, employment situation, or what others think of you. Once you start believing this truth (because spoiler alert: it IS truth) things change. Dramatically.
You start taking chances. You take better care of yourself. You enforce boundaries and take less shit. AND IT'S LIFECHANGING.
So in case you're doubting your worth today, let me be the one to tell you - don't you dare. You are fearfully and wonderfully made, and I believe in you and your amazingness you beautiful unicorn, you! Don't rob the world of your sparkle. .
#selfworth #selflove #mindfulness #reflections #nofomo #youAREworthy #selftalk #liveyourlife
In Buddhism, a lotus is a metaphor for the soul and its journey towards enlightenment. Like all of us, the lotus starts in the mud, journeys through muddy waters not even sure if it is going in the right direction (toward the light that it can’t yet see), and when it finally emerges and blooms, it is beautiful and pure and entirely unblemished by its journey.⠀
And, like that metaphor, this image shows that you don’t need the perfect environment to start. Just start where you are and with what you have available to you here and now. It will be enough...⠀
Love from Bali!
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light? 🌙
Which vibrations do YOU choose to welcome into your life? Share anything you've noticed on your journey toward the light 👇🏽
💗💗Share with someone who could use some encouragement💗💗
Today, while perusing for topics to write on, I came across a serene picture of a sea turtle. The turtle was out in the middle of the ocean and had stopped to come up for air. I was reminded of the lifecycle of a sea turtle. The long, often times treacherous, journey as hatchlings to the sea provides the perfect illustration of determination. EYES FORWARD ... NEVER LOOKING BACK ... WITH ONE SINGLE PURPOSE IN MIND. They could easily lose focus, give up, or even quit because the voyage to the sea is quite daunting. They are but minute creatures, just waiting to be snatched up. From them, we can learn not to STOP AND FALL PREY TO OUR CIRCUMSTANCES. .
For each of us this, this journey to the sea/life looks different. We, as individuals, have different GOALS ... AMBITIONS ... TALENTS ... PRIORITIES ... DREAMS. One thing is for sure though, we can achieve anything we set our minds to, if we stay determined enough. .
The 2nd most important part : realizing that just like the turtle it is perfectly normal to come up for air. We as humans, are not perfect nor do we have super human strength. It is highly important to remember to take care of ourselves physically and emotionally. So let me encourage you, DON'T FORGET TO COME UP FOR AIR.
Illustrated by PINTEREST .
#SOULOFGRACE #momofboys #youareworthy #womenwhowrite #amwriting #writetoheal #unconditionallove #sexualabusesurvivor #inspireme #startyourjourney #doyouboo #justkeepswimming #poets #poetryporn #poetryisntdead #mentalhealthadvocate #poetrylovers #igpoems #instapoet #authors #poetrytribe #seaturtles #dontgiveup #empoweringwomennow #atticus #loveyourself #jmstorm #bloggingbabes #ptsdsupport #dailyencouragement
(ONLY HUMAN END PT 5) (on mental health)
8. Remember to take care of yourself! I know that’s hard but listen you NEED to care for yourself before anyone else. If you are sick or worse you can’t be your best self for your child. Your mental health counts! STOP! SIT DOWN! BREATH! ITS OK!
Too much laundry? Dishes? Dinner isn’t ready? Baby doesn’t chill or sleep so you can work out? Your baby won’t stop crying? JUST STOP. BREATH. ignore the laundry. Yep it sucks but y’all won’t die. Ignore the dishes. Oh darn what a awful mom. 🙄 -
order take out or just wait to cook later. It’s fine! Forget the work out! When you get around to cleaning turn on some music and dance your heart out while you clean. There cardio lol and most of the time the baby loves to watch dancing and hear music lol -
hold your baby. That’s more important. But if that’s what you been doing and will go insane. PUT THE BABY DOWN. relax. The baby Can sense the tension. Let the baby cry for a bit while you pull yourself together. You NEED to chill out before holding the baby again. JUST CHILL. & TRY AGAIN. -
Orrrr if you can tell hubby to get on that laundry, dishes, make some dinner or order some, or just plainly take the baby from you for a bit and just go take a bath! Momma your mental health MATTERS. Especially to that baby! If you want to take care of that baby the first step is make sure you can! Take care of yourself!
#talk #youareworthy #healthyliving #depressed #manicmom #selflove #iamhere #ocd #honestmotherhood #postpartumdepression #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #ppd #selfcare #momlife #motherhood #postpartum #mentalhealthawareness #postnataldepression #postpartumanxiety #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthblogger #mama #mommylifestyle #mommalife #mommydiaries #momlove #bloggermom #inspiremothers
My body has changed dramatically over the past few years. It didn’t just go from emaciated to healthy overnight - the change happened day after day, week after week and month after month, so many smaller changes that most people would barely notice as they are happening.
But I noticed. Every kilogram I put on, every dress size up, every piece of clothing that I had to toss because I had outgrown it... it seemed like a nightmare that would never end. Because I see myself getting bigger before my own eyes and I HATED IT. After all of those years starving myself I was giving up on being skinny just like that? I felt like the biggest quitter.
And yet I kept going - for my parents, my siblings, my friends and my pets, because for some reason my weight gain had the opposite effect on them. They kept saying ‘you look so much healthier’ with so much joy in their voices that I knew I couldn’t let them down. Even though I hated what was happening to my body. Even though I was ashamed.
I don’t know when I started accepting that maybe my new body wasn’t so bad after all. Maybe it was when I started roller skating and horse riding again, or when I was cleared to go back to school. Maybe it was when I started focussing on what my body could do rather than its size.
Weight gain is perhaps THE HARDEST part about recovery, because it goes against everything Anorexia has been telling you for months. But trust me - if you want to live your life, there’s no way around it. Gaining weight is just part of regaining your life, because as your body gets bigger, so does your happiness, your choices and your entire world basically!
Because you know what that weight does? It protects your organs, allows you to grow more muscle and gives you energy to thrive in life. Sure, it looks scary at first, but NEED it. And only Anorexia will tell you otherwise (ps she’s a bitch, so don’t listen to her anyway). You’re worthy, no matter your size. 🌻❤️🌻❤️
For a long time my story was "What my body looks like is a reflection of me as a person...my health, my self-worth". To be honest I still have days where I feel my body needs to be "fixed" in order to be healthy and worthy.
But I am constantly working on a new story/belief " I am more than a body. I am more than enough". What about you? What story are you re-writing? Or would like to re-write?
People often wonder what goes into being a life coach. ⠀
Here’s a bit of what’s gone into making me the incredible coach that I am today ⠀
~ 6 month life coaching course + 20 hours pro bono (that means free) coaching ⠀
~ 30 hours of NLP Training ⠀
~ I’m also starting yoga teacher training soon, another 9 months of growing and learning ⠀
~ Bachelor majoring in Human Resource Development and Adult Learning ⠀
~ Masters in Accounting⠀
~ Grad Certificate in Chartered Accounting⠀
(Career, Business, Personal Growth - I’ve got you!) ⠀
Countless programs, courses, retreats and books 📚 ⠀
~ 3 months of working with a Life Coach myself ⠀
~ 6 months working with a Mindset Coach myself ⠀
Life Experience ⠀
~ My own journey of transformation - which I talk about here often which involved a party lifestyle, lots of unhelpful thoughts, stories and beliefs through to where I am now. ⠀
~ Becoming a mum to 2 children⠀
~ Being the primary person responsible for my dad for 18 months when he was sick and being with him - just me and him - when he passed ⠀
~ A decade long career in Corporate⠀
~ Career changing to a Life Coach ⠀
~ Moving interstate twice ⠀
~ Travelling around the world and by myself for 3 months⠀
~ I’ve bought 3 homes, sold 2 ⠀
~ Getting increasingly closer to becoming 100% debt free (mortgage and all!) ⠀
~ Figuring out who I really am and letting go of the need to live for and please everyone else⠀
(Transition, change, growth, emotions, financial goals and more - I’ve got you!)⠀
And all the other day to day stuff I do every single day to be the women I’m proud to be, to always become a better version of myself and accepting all my flaws, walking my walk and experiencing life. I’ve managed to cram quite a bit in before my 35th birthday this year! ⠀
So yeah, I’m not just someone who thinks I’m good at solving other people’s problems - sidenote that’s NOT what a life coach does - I’m certified, skilled and experienced in creating life changing transformation, with YOU as the driver and me as the conduit. ⠀
I’ve had so many people ask what actually goes into being a coach, I thought I’d share this with you. I hope it helps you
Do you do things daily that make your soul SING? Do you allow yourself to tap into the true joy within and do things you love? This is so important as in doing this you align more with your authentic self, allowing that true you to come to the surface. The more you do it, the more your authentic self shines through!
What are YOU doing today that makes your heart happy and brings you joy?
I was recently working with a client who is a talented and passionate actor. Prior to our collaboration his career was not at a level consistent with his talent. Out of fear, he resisted pursuing representation and avoided auditions.
Many recovering people, though abstinent, find themselves feeling stuck or avoiding the pursuit of abundance or intimacy out of fear of rejection or abandonment.
The absence of LOVE in childhood- through abuse, neglect, enmeshment, faulty attachment... breeds terror in the developing child- a terror that demands resolution. The child finds escape from pain by concluding himself at fault- the birth of a lifelong relationship with shame. As an adult he won’t really fear rejection or abandonment, but the belief that he is rejectable or abandonable!
He may find that no amount of contrary action nor gentle baby steps free him from the fear that inhibits his growth in life.
What will heal him is the love of Self- the love that will affirm his worth and merit and make it safe for him to fully engage life and pursue its bounty. My coaching is designed to ground you in love!
#healingquotes #codependentnomore #relationshipgoals #lifecoach #soberliving #recoveryquotes #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #sober #soberlife #intomeyousee #youareworthit #youareworthy #personaldevelopmentcoach #personaldevelopment #lifecoaching #innerchildwork #innerpeace #innerchildhealing
EMPATHS: Just because you can feel someone else’s energy/emotions/expectations/illness doesn’t mean you have to take them on.
When you STOP people pleasing and start YOU pleasing, your empathic boundaries will get braver, bolder and more beautiful.
Your voice will get stronger. Your insight + intuition will get clearer. Your truth will get easier. You will become more comfortable in your own skin.
AND...Your empathic gifts will become SUPERPOWERS instead of liabilities.
THE SECRET🤫: Please yourself FIRST. TRUST that you are not selfish. BELIEVE that you are worthy of centering yourself before you center anyone else...Because you ARE.
I had no idea just how impactful this #betrue
campaign of #nike
would be to me. I firmly believe in people being true to themselves, their calling and their passions.
For some this will mean having to make an unpopular decision amongst family and friends, it will mean feelings of isolation, desperation, unworthiness, depression and anxiety. For others it will mean a life full of encouragement, understanding and happiness.
This is how Coaching found me. I was working on bettering myself mentally and physically. I had been beating myself up for far too long thinking I wasn’t capable or worthy of being pain free and happy. I had discovered who I really was and was finally ready to just Be Me. I finally said yes to my Coach after 2 years of following and watching her and after a few weeks I started feeling better. I was inspired, happy and had life flowing through my veins again. I decided in that moment that if I could help just one person feel that light and that hope that I wanted to be their person, their coach ~ the one who would help them say yes to themselves sooner.
I don’t want to change you ~ I want to inspire and motivate you to set achievable goals and go and FREAKING crush them. I want you to believe in yourself and see the same potential that your family, friends and I do in you.
I want you to just BE TRUE to whoever and whatever you want yourself to be. We’ve got one life to live so you might as well start living life on your terms! If you’re ready to commit to Being True to yourself comment below and let’s GOOOOO!!! #betruebeyoubabes