Hi friends! I hope your Saturday is as sweet as doughnuts and a British man selling sunflowers out of a bicycle basket ✨
You are spectacular 🙌🏽🎉 Seriously - you are absolutely spectacular. From how hard you work, to how well you love, to your specifically placed dimples, freckles and moles- YOU ARE SPECTACULARLY MADE and SPECTACULARLY LIVING !! 😍
As an #enneagram
four, being unique, being different, is something I strive for. It’s not that I have to be in the spotlight all the time- or have to shine, it’s just that in whatever I do- I want it to be in a way that stands out from the crowd. Knowing that my identity doesn’t come from what makes others spectacular but specifically ME! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I try to incorporate that so much within my social media world too. You all have told me, that this space is different, that it feels different, that you respond to it differently and I LOVE that about what we’re creating.
I want you to click on my name and it feels more like we’re walking into the same coffee shop to sit and learn one another’s stories over almond milk lattes and feel like even though this may be “my” Instagram - it’s OUR space. We’re curating a story within these social media worlds so what spectacular story are you telling?
”Curating your Social Media Story” Workshop
(ticket link in my bio + available at the door!)
“Space for you” part two. For those who have lost their homes in the fires. For those who have lost loved ones to gun violence. For those of you who have experienced trauma of both kinds. There is a space for you to grieve. There is a space for you to be hurt and angry- there is so much space for you. Full poem video on IGTV
Whenever I’d travel somewhere,
my mom would always ask me who I met when I returned home. she knew that at some point, I had talked with a stranger, learned their story and carried it home with me.
I once sat on a train and met an older man who had kind eyes and a pink shirt, he gave me dating advice that I still remember 6 years later.
I met a group of middle-aged female friends who told me to travel as much as I can, to enjoy life while I’m young and able. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All these spaces of interaction, of connection and story I have integrated within this “digital” space.
I want to know your story, where you come from and where you’re going. I want to know the state of your heart and have coffee with you when we happen to be in the same city.
I believe that this was the heart and intention of social media in the first place and everyday I strive to make this space exactly that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join me THIS Friday ( November 16th, 7-9pm) @dirtypenguincoffeeco
As I share more about how to do this for your own brand and social media spaces! Link in my bio🎉🎉
Had a spill moment yesterday in response to the fires and violence. I may not always say things in the moment but words, thoughts, sentiments and hopes to turn them into something tangible are always simmering inside of me. The simmering turns into a desire and overwhelming need to extend open arms in any way that i can and how i know how to do that is through words. Full video from the first reading of it last night @dwellncreate
on IGTV ✨
This whole vibe just screams - HOW YALL DOIN ?! 😂👋🏽 ( insert @wendyshow
happy Friday ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This week i chatted with the team at
about “how I got started” and what my day to day looks like. ++ info for my last workshop of the year! “How to Curate Your Social Media Story” and guess where it’s going to be ?! @dirtypenguincoffeeco
Chino Hills (one is the cutest coffee shops around) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t know much but I’ve learned a thing or two about this social media world and I want to share all my secrets with you (first one you should know is that I have no secrets!)
We’ll talk about your values and your why when it comes to your brand as a whole and how it integrates with social media and also some fun exercises to integrate the conversation between interweb community and IRL community. It’s gonna be a GEWD TIME! Link in bio 🎉🎉 📸: @naohmi
What keeps us from creating? What keeps us from fully tapping into the depths of our potential? What is it that keeps YOU from living out your biggest and most beautiful dreams? ...fears, doubts or that one time you were told that you probably shouldn’t do (insert said passion here) and so you didn’t and now there’s a part of you that’s just aching to exist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m not sure what fear is keeping you from today- maybe asking that person out or sliding a quick dm 😉, asking for a raise or even more so quitting the job that makes you feel less than and stuck. Maybe you have a project you’ve been waiting to release for “the right moment” but fear keeps convincing you that there isn’t one. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m not sure where you’re at, but I know I have somethings that I still burry under the ashes of fear. I think it’s time we all gain just enough courage to dust the ashes off and realize that the potential underneath is much greater than the fears that tried to hide it.✨✨
Back in March, I had the honor of performing at @calamigosguestranch
for the first of many @lululemon
These immersions would be something they’d first extend to the lulu community and then to the rest of the world. I also had the honor of performing AND attending one of them (which was probably the last blog post I’ve written in MINUTEEE😂) Not only are the products magical but them as a team, as a company are phenomenal human beings. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Yesterday I returned to my favorite Malibu retreat space and was able to perform for a group of doctors and nurse practitioners at their own immersion. I told them, “You do a lot with your hands and they are capable of doing life changing work, but this week, this week let your heart do some work too.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some days it’s really hard to pursue this weird poet life no one really knows much about except for what they see on Instagram. But last night was yet again another confirmation that I’m exactly where I need to be. 📸: @kebdoak
Maybe love is not even about the falling. Maybe it’s more about leaning, the slow art of melting into knowing someone so deeply and being known in return. And if it is a fall- i hope it’s the safest free fall you’ve ever known✨💕
My students have been doing this thing where they come into class with sunglasses on and don’t take them off🙄.
Today i told one of them, “take off your sunglasses please- I want to see your eyes.” and he said “miss, that makes me uncomfortable. It’s too vulnerable.” And it made me think of all the times we have a tendency to hide because it’s so uncomfortable to be seen isn’t it? It’s scary to take the glasses off and let people see us. To unravel the parts of our stories we think we’ll be judged about or even worse - what if we’re too messy? What if people don’t stay? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I think that’s the most the beautiful part of community - when we choose to see the mess, hear the hard story and get in the grit with each other anyway. When we say - hey, move those fears and insecurities out of the way because I want to see you.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ i see you, not your mess and not where you’ve been. i see you in all your wonder of right now.
I see just you and I think you’re pretty ravishing✨|| 📸: @karenmarieco
Hi friends✨ just want to let you know you’re super duper special and there is so much life and sunshine exsisting inside of you!💛💛
Too many people have a say in what makes us as women beautiful and enough.
I say, we take it back. We define the beauty and the worth ourselves and we flourish and thrive in our truest selves and refuse to let anyone define it for us again.
This is freedom,
This is flourishing ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Honored to be able to write and voice over this piece with a dream team of humans for the Faces of @theflourishmarket
Friends, go check them out. @emgreysexton
and the rest of the Flourish team are out here world changing 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿
Vision + Creative Direction: @otherdreamers
Poetry/ Voice Over: @arielleestoria
Music Written and Produced: @aikenmusic
Here’s a picture of my face ft. a pretty tall cactus ✨🌵
Happy November YALL✨🎉
Can you believe we only have two months left in this year?! HOW CRAZY IS THAT? It’s been a wild and beautiful past 10 months and I’m ready to end this year with a explosion of confettiness🎉🎉 and I’m not entirely sure what that means but i feel great about it 🤷🏽♀️
I’m kicking off November with not one but TWO workshops. The first one is THIS Saturday @aswedwell
we’ll work through some techniques about finding your own personal style and voice within writing but then we’ll also have some exercises that stretch your heart a little bit too. Use the code ‘20isplenty’ for 20% off! Each ticket comes with a free print 🎉
AND THEN ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
OC I’m heading your way!! I’ll be holding my first workshop at @dirtypenguincoffeeco
!! We’ll be chatting about social media story telling and how to make your space more than just pretty place to look at. And with your ticket you get a free latte ( I mean, it doesn’t get much better than that) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Both ticket links are available in my bio! Which one will I see you at?
🔈 SOUND ON🔈 Today, I am rooting for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, I am rooting for you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I am cheering you on from the sidelines of life ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Every stride, every step, every victory that you take today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I see you.
I hear you
I hope you bask in your enoughness
I think self love is important. I think it is vital and necessary for understanding ourselves deeply and learning what it means to walk confidently on our own two feet. but I don’t think It can start or end with just self care, i don’t think life could be all about loving ourselves and ending the story there. I believe that we are made and designed to be in relationship with others. So what if self love is simply a precursor, a starting point that sets us up for fully and healthily engaging in relationship with others ? We learn the art of loving ourselves so deeply, so that we know what it should look like to be loved by someone else ✨how can you love yourself so deeply today that it creates an imprint, a trail for someone else to follow? I’ll start 🙋🏽♀️ setting shame aside as best I can today and being way more gracious with myself. How are you gonna love yourself deeply today?
Mondays am I right?! 🙄 I started to have a groan worthy attitude this morning and then @babyfatboss
encouraged me with an, “MONDAYS ARE THE BEST DAY EVER!” pep talk in the kitchen. So I’m repeating that to myself this morning, “Mondays are the best day ever!” And counting every little blessing today, getting out of bed, having an able body, having a job to go to, celebrating my birthday with people I love and adore. It’s a good day y’all, declare it before it even really begins. What little blessings are you counting today? 👇🏽✨
I believe that every heartbeat is a story being written.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I believe that tucked into every part of a human being, there is something that longs to be expressed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I host workshops, know this:
I’m not your english teacher, I am simply creating a space for you to tap into those words inside of you that you know you need to share. you be the light and I’ll be the match okay?
Let’s not just tell stories, let’s be them✨ ticket link for my November workshop is in my bio!