Here at work absurdly early and thinking fully about self-care. Sometimes there’s not much you can do but show up and kick ass... but don’t let your needs slide. .
So tell me, how do YOU self care at work when time are tough?
New online: Big fall scarf 🍂 (yes, it’s almost time!) H&M • $15 • tap to shop
it might be a surprise to learn i didn't like coffee until long past my undergrad days. the smell seemed bitter, the taste just far enough away from my young tastebuds to ellicit a reaction, but oh boy did i love coffee shops.
even to this day [ now a firm lover of all things coffee ], it's often the coffee shop itself that gets me excited at first. so many things have been experienced in these spaces; from those writing novels, conducting business deals, or simply sharing a warm drink with a loved one. .
i don't presume my love for coffee will end anytime soon, but its the love of the coffee shop that truly is the strongest.
Woof! Time for an official introduction! 🐾
This is Lenny (aka Lennon 🎸), our newest, furry family member.
Lenny was born almost 11 weeks ago near Jasper, Alberta. He is a standard sized sheepadoodle, a crossbreed between a poodle and an old english sheepdog, and will grow to be one big ‘dood’. So far, he’s been a really great pup, and the kids are totally in love and slowly learning how to deal with all those puppy nips! 😬🖤
We are so glad that our fluffy boy has finally joined our family. I know many people said I was nuts for adding a pet to the preexisting chaos of our home, but I honestly don’t see it like that. All I see are memories and all the love and happiness that dogs bring to a family unit. So, here we are, embracing the ‘crazy’ and making the most out of this life, one pee on the hardwood floor at a time. 🐶🤪
Hello beautiful friends,
You may be wondering where the heck I've been and to be honest, I was wondering the same. It’s been quite some time since I felt like my normal, healthy, vibrant self. For well over a month we've been trying to figure out what's going on in my body and finally I was diagnosed with a form of Sarcoidosis called Löfgren's Syndrome in early July. This news came as a shock because I've always been healthy. I’d never had a serious illness and have intentionally fueled my body by living an active, whole foods lifestyle. I’ve aspired to be the voice of inspiration for others to be their healthiest, most confident selves and I suppose growth comes with challenge and that’s the gift in all this.
So what is Löfgren’s Syndrome? Inflammation, throughout the entire body. Doctors believe it’s auto-immune related and since those run rampant in my family I’m genetically at risk for one myself. But really, they don’t know why previously healthy humans from age 20 to 40 get Löfgren’s.
First, my chest felt heavy and I was short of breath —later I’d find out this was due to swollen lymph nodes on my lungs.
Secondly by knees would barely bend. They hurt BIG time and had started completely out of the blue. (Hello 100 year old self 👋🏻). Then my ankle blew up. I couldn’t walk properly and for the first time in my life I used a cane to get around. Later I’d find out this was severe arthritis that would spread to different parts of my body including my wrists.
Thirdly, red spots would show up on my shins. Hard, hugely sensitive spots that now look like bruises after damaging the skin. Later I’d learn these spots are called Erythema Nodosum, a fancy title for inflammation in the subcutaneous tissue of the skin.
I’ll be sharing more as this journey unfolds. Perspective changes drastically when suddenly our bodies are in physical turmoil and I’ve since realized my health is the single most important thing I have so let the journey of healing begin.
Thanks for being here! 💕
Our Diamond Walk statistics so far ——ONE MORE DAY FOR THE BLOCK IT OUT 40 DAYS CHALLENGE
*S U I C I D E= THE ACTION THAT LEADS TO IT?
BE AN UPSTANDER ONLINE, You are beautiful no matter what they say —-
BE AN UPSTANDER ONLINE, AT WORK , AT YOUR SCHOOL CAMP wherever you are stand up against #bullying #cyberbullying
BLOCK THE BULLY OUT DAY 39
Join us , join us and share your experience!!!!! Block it out
With a digital world where pretty much anyone can come to your business page or personal page and post mean comments. What will you do ? Tips and small steps to over come cyber bullying
1) Do not respond to these negatives comments
2) Focus on the amazing memories you create everyday
3) Talk to you life support : school, parents , best friends , support group
4) Speak up and never remain silent
5) Remember to love yourself even more because the world need you
6) Block it out —-Block all negative comments
7) Post positives quotes and every morning look at the mirror and tell yourself : I am smart, I can , I will and am purpose for greatness and go after everything they told you , you are unable to achieve!
#theunique #HiddenGold #IAMADiamond #mydiamondwalk #walkagainstbullying #yegdesigns #yegfitness #yegcoach #yeglife #yycblogger #yyclifestyle #yyccoach #standtogether #bebrave #selfconfidence #selflove #antibullying #stopbullying #thediamondwalk #bullyingawareness #bullyingendshere #bullyingstopshere #bullyingsupport
🌹 When your husband buys you flowers before leaving on a business trip, and it goes a little something like this...
• “Thank you baby! You shouldn’t have! This is such a nice surprise! What do you mean I mention flowers all the time? What do you mean I make references to roses every Monday during @bachelorabc
? Why did you get me flowers anyway? Why didn’t you just get me chocolate? I think your airplane is ready to board.”
And here I thought my hints were subtle 🤷♀️. They may not be roses but Monday nights I’m a sucker for a little @bachelorinparadise
Shifting gears this week from play hard to work hard. .
Have a look see over at @mi.na_styletwins
for highlights coming of our event later this week! 💕
Blending in by standing out. 🦎
But seriously...who loves a great palm leaf print? 🙋🏻♀️
Actually..prints in general..always reminding myself that I need to buy some solids girl!
Found this cute jumper at @justfabonline
and this belt bag @Target
These sandals ...I call them my granny sandals and they are the best!! @callitspring
Anyone else guilty of this? 🙋♀️
Feels so good to be out and not melt from the heat 😄
Sneak peak 🔥 from REC THE MIC volume 4 at @therecroomca
back on August 10th through @henny_visions
🔭📷 📸 .
Keep it locked for full album!
I’m the trophy of the game, everybody tryna win me 🔥 (outfit details tagged)
Another beautiful night another bike ride! My pink cruiser is seriously one of my favourite things on the planet. It’s Like a really good friend whose taken me on many adventures. Thanks for the fun night girls! And for those asking my bike is from @wayfair
These two. I just love a squished nose. Let’s rock this week as much as these two love each other.
♡ I am completely lost without you and honestly, I can hardly remember how I even survived before I had you as my constant companion. You teach me, you guide me, you make me laugh. And best of all, when I’m reflected in you, I’m more beautiful than I’ve ever been (thanks, Insta filters!) Anyway, cell phone, I love you more than many real people 😶 It might be getting a little weird to my family, but what can I say? I’m starting to notice bruises on my legs from running into things while my face is buried in your comforting blue glow…What was life even LIKE before our cell phones? #insta #ageoftechnology
We are heading off to Iceland, Bergen, Oslo & Copenhagen in a couple of weeks!! Any recommendations or tips, let me know!
Ever have trouble choosing the right colour combos? When in doubt, blue and grey is the safest route. You can NEVER go wrong when pairing these two together!
How I survived the #yyc
heat wave: vegan ice cream, running through sprinklers and hiding in air conditioned places.
Are your lash appointments the most planned thing in your life right now, because same.
• Lashes done by Claire •
Everything has beauty.
You just have to change your perspective.
The perfect princess on a perfect day.
All hair,makeup,dressing @nv.studios
I will do a product breakdown in the next couple posts.
ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS IMMEDIATELY!
The Extremities, Singsana's adult vocal group, offers exceptional vocal training in a group setting at an amazing price!
The weekly focus is on singing in a group setting. We work on vocal technique, singing in harmony, performance, delivering a song with power and sincerity, and solo work (although not mandatory). Everyone has grown as musicians and harmonizers since joining this group and can attest to the safe and supportive environment we have collectively created. There is always some "liquid courage" available for those who need a little boost. :) This is a fun and cost effective way to keep music in your life.
For more detail, DM me (Lauren) or email me at email@example.com