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Love this! Change is hard and means getting uncomfortable which is something we hate to do but is essential for progress!  #changeishard #mindsetiskey #anythingispossible #positivity #maxineschallenge19 #strongnotskinny
“What if that change you are avoiding is the one that gives you wings?” Change is painful and hard, but God knows that our desire for growth and belonging is strong. #butterflychanges #courage
Day 146...WARNING, CONTROVERSIAL STATEMENT TO FOLLOW...More is not necessarily better. As a leader, when protecting the bottom line becomes more important than protecting those that produce the bottom line, you have a culture crisis. When your people are under valued, under appreciated and under supported at the expense of the external customer, you have a culture crisis. When it becomes more about managing a metric and less about leading the people that control the metric, you have a culture crisis. So...If you are a leader in an organization that is in the middle of a culture crisis, it’s time to step up and change the angle. The external customer isn’t always right and sometimes the patient comes second...146 down 219 to go “Destructive abundance...when selfish pursuits are out of balance with selfless pursuits. When protecting the results is prioritized above protecting those that produce the results”  #thinkdailythoughts #bethechange #onedayatatime #everydayweponder #dailyquote #quoteoftheday #growth #100%effort #toughlove #hardconversations #changeishard #culturecrisis #dontwaittilltomorrow #quotes #instaquotes #daily #dailyinspiration
Tonight as I dropped off our daughter at her dorm for her last week of high school (she’s a boarding student) I became emotional. I used to cry every Sunday night for at least two years of her boarding - and then some. .  For those who don’t know, I was a young single mom for 14 years - it was just her and I against the world. I can close my eyes and hear the pitter-patter of her little feet around the house, feel her little her hand in mine, and see her smile and her eyes light up at the fun moments (ice cream cones, snuggling with her kitty, scootering around the neighborhood and playing at the park.) .  Sweet girl, I just want to cry and hold on tight but I know that I need to let you share your gifts with the world. .  You are kind and so loyal. You have a gift for sarcastic humor and everyone can’t help but laugh when you laugh. You have a huge heart and see the good in so many, including animals. .  I’m proud of you for standing strong on your journey through life so far. You have made growing up look easy (I know it’s not.) You have stayed firm in who you are and what you believe in. And you have helped others on your journey. .  You have had a dream since you were little and you have not faulted or wavered. It took an incredible amount of hard work to get to this point and I know more lies ahead but you are amazing and it will all fall into place. .  You are a gift plucked from the sky and I got to care for you for a little while. I know we will have a bond forever. I don’t know what I did to deserve you but I am so proud to be your mom. I often feel that the life I get to live is surreal and magical - I hope you get to experience this feeling, too. .  Don’t ever let the world make you hard - continue to stand strong and know you are made for great things and I will always be here for you. I love you to the moon and back.
As some of you know, I recently got back into running after YEARS of resistance and false starts. ⁣ ⁣ I posted recently how I had the thought while running, "it's never going to get easier if I quit while it's hard." This eureka moment showed me the importance of self-discipline--that I needed to do it even when I didn't want to. I did not like this lesson, but it felt important and true. ⁣ ⁣ So I put runs on my schedule and made them non-negotiable. Each time, I STALLED, but in the end I always went. Three days a week for three weeks, I ran. ⁣ ⁣ I felt so PROUD and capable and buoyant. ⁣ ⁣ And then...a few minutes into my 10th run in a few weeks, I tripped and fell and sprained my ankle. ⁣ ⁣ I sat on the ground sobbing as I realized I was hurt badly enough that my new running habit was over just as it was getting started.⁣ ⁣ But during the painful (and painfully slow) hobble home, something cool happened. ⁣ ⁣ I observed my mind. ⁣ ⁣ I watched it tell me all KINDS of stories. ⁣ ⁣ I noticed the strong pull of familiar narratives.⁣ ⁣ The "woe is me" story said things like, "oh COURSE this happened! I was doing SO well; something HAD to go wrong!" ⁣ ⁣ The "self-blame" story said things like, "what were you thinking trying to run? you never should have tried."⁣ ⁣ The spiritual-bypassing story desperately searched for the MEANING--not an inherently bad thing to do, unless it's a way of trying to fast forward past the painful feelings. It said "I'm being reminded that things are not in my control" or "I'm being given an opportunity to see how strong I am."⁣ ⁣ As thoughts arose, I just kept noticing.⁣ ⁣ And when I got home, I let myself feel. I let myself feel angry and disappointed and sad and worried. ⁣ ⁣ I tended to the hurting part of me that needed care and empathy, without using it as an opportunity to drag out some tired old habit of feeling sorry for myself and trying to get others to do the same. I
Be willing to make a change.  I promise, in 3 months, you’ll thank yourself. #eatdrinkfast #bebrave #changeishard #wecanhelp
#repost @lrknost who inspires me every. single. day. with her words ・・・ "So often we know we CAN do better and be better in our relationships, in our work, in our lives. We just don't have the time and energy to actually DO it. And that's when we have a choice:  1. Step back and do a little self-examination to figure out what's sapping our time and energy and make whatever changes are necessary so we can focus on what's important.  2. Or just keep making the same mistakes and beating ourselves up about it while hoping life will just somehow fix itself.  Let's be real. Most of us have chosen number two far too many times. Often enough that we've figured out for ourselves that life never gets better unless we do.  So today make one small change for the better. Say 'no' to one time-sapping invitation. Eat one less fast-food meal. Drink one less soda. Buy one less thing to clutter up your space. Watch one less hour of tv. Smoke one less cigarette. Choose love instead of anger one more time. Say 'yes' to one more bedtime book. Help one neighbor carry in their groceries. Whatever it is you want to change, make one small step in that direction. And then take another step tomorrow.  Little changes become life changes, one small step at a time. And don't forget to look in the mirror once in awhile and say, 'I'm proud of you.' You deserve it, my friends."💞 L.R.Knost #changeishard #youcandoit —————————————————————
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that goes: “When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.” #changeishard #blackandwhite #selfie #proverb #wind #breakdownwalls
When your team including your intern spoil you at a surprise goodbye happy hour 😭❤️#changeishard #speechtherapist #cricutmade #allthecups #slplife
I know you guys are leaving and I’m not happy about it! Pawrents are leaving me for two weeks while they have the time of their lives in Europe! Not fair 😩. I know they’ll miss me and think of me every day. 🥰  #changeishard • • • • • #bye #greyhound #ok #goodbye #greyhoundsofinstagram #sighthound #italiangreyhound #galgo #iggy #sighthoundsofinstagram #greyhounds #playhound #whippet #galgoitaliano #klosetpixel #mwnshop #theinstagreyhound #klosetetc #retiredracer #flynow #italiangreyhoundsofinstagram #klosetetcetera #issuethailand #klosetdesign #klosetbag #victeerut #issue #senada #somethingboudoir
Traveling with my little monkeys is a bit tricky! My oldest is very rigid in routine and surroundings. The only neutralizer we have found is the iPad. I assume it's because he can zero in on that and kind of block out the change in surroundings. More screen time though means other behaviors (but that's a whole other post 🤪) The kids got some good and well needed cousin time that was enjoyed by all!!! Even though I have to basically bring my whole house when we travel it was well worth it 💙 • • • #travel #asdmom #changeinroutine #kidlife #momlife #changeishard #wegotthroughit #cousins #family #love #doingourbest #sharing #learning #doing #momenttomoment #keepitsimple
We have a schedule change Rockers! We will be closing in observance of Memorial Day. Never fear we are open today until 7 and again on Tuesday 9-2 & 5:30-7:30! #changeishard #wrtsmountlaurel #sensorygym #playwithapurpose #allabilitiesgym #acceptancecounts
Change is hard, but worth every year, struggle and growth spurt to be a your best YOU for yourself and your little ones.  #momlife #mykidsareeverything #changeishard #changeisgrowth #changeisgood #personalgrowth
I’ll start.. I am grateful for this beautiful life I live with the amazing people in it!!!! Time to stop faking it! Are you guilty of this??? What could you be saying instead?!! Tell me below!!!!! I need help I’ve been faking it way too long! No time like the present to change. You wanna go fast... GO ALONE! You wanna go far.... Go together!! Come on IG! . . . . . #bigfacts #whatsinsideyou #tryharder #changeishere #changeishard #bethechange #blackgirlmagic #change #changeisgood #changetheworld #iamthechange
💡It’s not that you don’t have time...its just that it’s not your priority!! 😬Most tend to disagree and argue this fact….But I will say that the busiest people I know are the most successful and the the healthiest!! Why?! Because they make time for what is important!! It’s all about priorities and laying it all out there and getting real with yourself!  If you want to change - you have to take something off your plate, ask for help and learn to say NO  to the things that aren’t the immediate priority.  You have to be willing to sacrifice a little comfort for the long term goals…  And you can’t give up when it gets hard!! For my fitness and health,  I knew that I needed to make a change.  So I am choosing to prioritize my fitness, my grocery shopping and food prep and my business.  I am making sacrifices now but know that in 12-18 months I will be able to realign.  It’s not a lifetime of sacrifice but a conscious decision to put priority on making the dream the reality!! Now it is your turn!! Up for the challenge?! Whether it’s 4 days a week for  8 weeks of working out with me in my new group or starting a business that is going to lead you to freedom!! Hit up my and start making steps towards what you REALLY want!
Nothing changes if nothing changes.  It is hard to change what we eat...food is comfortable. It’s a habit.  It’s been therapy and ‘a good friend’ to us when we are tired or bored or lonely or stressed or.... {fill in the uncomfortable emotion here}. . Most of us want to look better.  Some of us want to feel better. A few of us want to be more healthy. Staying where you are ‘now’ is just as uncomfortable as breaking bad habits. . It is in your power to change. You have to want to make that change.  I promise you though, it will be worth it. The outcome will far exceed your expectations. #itworksifyouworkit #seizetheday #changeishard #makingnutritionworkforyou #transformation #health #fitness #wellness #weightloss #lifechanging #healthcoach #lovewhatyoudo #crossfitseizetheday
I posted this last night, but deleted it. I wrote a caption but after reading it again I realized I barely touched the surface on what I was really feeling. I wouldn’t be practicing what I preached if I wasn’t completely honest and transparent. 🧘🏻‍♀️ I feel like I’m about to enter a new journey in my life and it brings me back to a scary feeling. When we first moved to KC. I didn’t know anyone and I had no idea what my life was going to end up like. It was a time of searching for me. An unknown. 🧘🏻‍♀️ We are facing a similar crossroads where we could be facing more change, more unknowns and new territories. To say I’m not scared wouldn’t be the truth. I am. But I do know how far we’ve come and what we have learned and how much we have grown. So, I have to trust it will all be ok and we will make it through. 🧘🏻‍♀️ Can’t grow without the tough times. This I have learned. 🧘🏻‍♀️ These times call for a ton of deep breaths and just putting one foot in front of the other.
Change can be hard—moving houses, loss of a pet, loss of a family member, starting a new school, parent going back to work—life is full of changes. And even littles can struggle with it! Play Therapy is the recommended modality for this age, and helps build self esteem, problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate deep feelings and try out solutions.
John Maxwell “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” . Retuning home tonight with a very humble, incredibly full heart ♥️ of gratitude 🙏 to know these amazing friends who fill my cup daily (and so many more not in these photos). . Change will come as long as energy remains in motion; yet every morning we have a choice : ✔️Grow with the change and contend for the best version of our self in creation... .  OR . ✔️Fall in the dust that’s left behind us. . It starts with a choice: Rise Above or Fall Below....each choice involves change.  Choose your change! . . . . . . #changeishard #chooseyourhard #massivemomentumtour  #portland #healthcoachlife #personaldevelopment  #johnmaxwell #churchboytomillionaire
Day 145...Doesn’t always mean it is easy. Doesn’t always mean it won’t come with opposition. Doesn’t always mean there won’t be collateral damage. But there is one things for certain, doing the right thing is always the right thing to do...145 down 220 to go “In the end we never regret doing what’s right”  #thinkdailythoughts #bethechange #onedayatatime #everydayweponder #dailyquote #quoteoftheday #growth #100%effort #toughlove #hardconversations #changeishard #culturecrisis #dontwaittilltomorrow #quotes #instaquotes #daily #dailyinspiration
Blessings for this amazing place where we live! #sunsets #blessings #timesarechanging #changeishard #iamexhausted #thisviewthough
This lovely lady @kaytaayy is off to her next grand adventure!! So here’s a cheers to Toast and Gritz - the cornhole team whose loses in fashion, to glow stick dance parties, to floor dancing, to dressing up as gardens, to hammock time on the porch, to long talks (and a few tears), to sleep overs, and to cuddle sessions! Crazy how a few months of deep friendship feels like years. We will miss you bundles this summer but are so excited for your successes to come 💕 (p.s. sorry for taking some of your words 😬) love you!! #changeishard #changeistheonlyconstant
Happy #nationalwineday 🍷🎉 I made some pretty big (and tough) decisions today and I'm looking forward to new roads to travel. Also, I tweaked my hamstring a little. 😭 Hopefully, it's nothing that rest and rolling can't fix. 🤞 Also, I saw a friend I hadn't seen in quite some time and it felt so good to give her a hug! 🤗  How's your weekend shaping up so far? Any big and fun plans?
Nothing changes if nothing changes ⭐️ • That statement seems simple, but it isn’t always. Humans avoid change because change is scary & sometimes avoidable. • Let me help you take this leap to better sleep! • What’s holding you back from change? • #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodrising #sleeptrainer #sleepsenseprogram #midnightmamasleepconsulting #sleepconsultant #mama #mother #sleepeasy #gentlesleepcoach #gentlesleeptraining #gentlesleepsolutions #changeishard #thatsokay
#durarealidade #changeishard
Please don’t ever give up on yourself ❤️ Failure is imminent on the way to success. What matters is that you dust yourself off and keep going. Finding the right support to guide you to find your inner strength to hold yourself accountable in the end is the goal! Baby steps to big changes ✊  #cantstopwontstop #changeishard #growth #work #innerstrength #focus #determination #goals #dreams #nutrition #wellness #coach #nurse #naturopathicmedicine #msn #nd #rn #heretohelp #ketocandyrn @nontoxdoc
Today I am grateful for all the memories I have shared with Mike and Lynn Greis.  From pre-school to proms, parties to fabulous meals shared, my heart is heavy as they begin their new adventure in Maryland.  #missyoualready #changeishard
I’ve always been fond of the clouds. I like to watch them roll past, change shape, be in awe of the weather in general.  My mind has been racing. My body has been adjusting.  Taking a few moments. The calm before the storm. To get lost in the clouds again.
I haven't told my story in a while so Hey! I am Sarah. Mom of three and married to the love of my life 💪 When I workout and eat healthy I do it for the girl in this before picture. Let me tell you about her. 💪 I was depressed, upset that I had let myself emotionally eat my feelings and become 80 pounds overweight. I wasn't happy where we were living and didn't feel connected 💪 I wanted to change but didn't know where to start. I felt like I had gone down a dark tunnel and didn't know the way out. I tried a weight loss program, a juice cleanse so many things and still it didn't click 💪 I couldn't bring my kids to the gym and was far away from the city so getting in the car and driving 25 mins there and back was just not an option to workout especially with my husband being deployed 💪 Then three years ago I was introduced to 30 minute workouts I could do in my small living room. I needed a mat and a couple of light weights. Finally something I could do if my husband was away and was super cheap compared to a gym membership 💪 I was introduced to an eating plan that would change my life. I ate according to containers that wasnt about deprivation it was about making sure you had enough good food 💪 I was introduced to a team of women all cheering each other on! The community blew my mind. I finally felt connected. We were all working together on the same goals 💪 The program was three weeks and I did two rounds and then got to visit my husband. He couldn't believe the changes in me. My confidence, my self esteem, the happiness that was shining through 💪 These programs and the community has completely changed my life and my families lives. I wanted to pay it forward to other people so became a coach. One of the best decision. If you need a change and can relate to my story, send me a message. If you are interested in coaching send me a message or click the poll in my stories ❤️ Change is hard but not changing and feeling stuck is way harder.
Who says eating healthier has to be boring, tasteless, unfulfilling, or minimal?  Not me!!! These tasty treats are no-bake blueberry pies and sooo good. . Learning to swap unhealthy foods or ingredients for alternatives helps you to make a sustainable change for your future and your family’s health. . I have a sweet tooth for sure, and these really hit the spot. I also have healthier alternatives for brownies, cookies, and cocktails created by professional chef @bobbycalabrese11  at my fingertips. . 🌟Change is never easy.  When I first came to the realization that I needed change, the place I was at was much harder to handle. I had extreme fatigue, lack of motivation, over eating, bloating, poor digestion, chronic headaches, acne, and hopelessness. This, my friends was much harder than making the change to lead a healthier life. 🌟 . If you are ready for a change and want simple, delicious recipes, guidance and a guaranteed plan to help you make that change and work towards the goals that you would like to reach, please reach out to me. . My next Boot Camp is focused on nutrition, a comprehensive program to help you meet you goals. The deadline to register is Monday, May 27. More information about what this entails is in my stories today. . Whose in??? 👇🏼 . . . #healthiereating #cleaneating #eathealthyfeelhealthy #overcomeyourself #losethebloat #feelbetter #momstruggle #sugaraddiction #foodaddictionhelp #blueberrypie #changeishard #timeforachange
People like us do things like this. -Seth Godin  As I was driving our son to church this morning at 5:00 to go on choir tour, he asked me to what podcasts he should listen while on the bus.  My first response is always “Akimbo” (by Seth Godin), but he knows that.  His response, “Mom, I have listened to all of them - I think I understand his message.” Well, yes, but I explained that as he grows and has more life experiences, the message may become even more clear and help him see things differently.  We both read Seth’s blog every day - and we agreed that is worth our time.  Then we discussed specific examples in our lives through family and work where “People like us do things like this” is many times at the root of issues that cause disagreements.  I think of my mom as we were growing up - and today with our children - her grandchildren.  She is very clear about what behavior is expected - simply because that is “how our family does it.” Mostly that applies to manners.  We say please and thank you.  Ladies and children get food first at our frequent large family dinners.  Gentlemen open doors. “Yes, ma’am.” “Yes, sir” etc. etc. etc... Good grammar is also highly valued.  Use the subjective for objective or vice versa or leave a preposition dangling and you will be corrected - even by someone as young as 5 years old.  I think learning correct grammar starts before birth in our family.  People like us do things like this.  Take the concept to your workplace, church, volunteer group - or group of friends. “People like us do things like this.” It helps me tremendously to understand this.  It’s OK to think differently - but if you want to remain part of the group - understand how the group does things - and do it that way.  And that leads me to another favorite from Seth - understanding that real change happens “drip by drip.” What do people like you do?  Is it getting you where you want to go?  Happy Memorial Day!  Incredibly
Moving to a new place is always a bit disorienting. This time, we've moved from 50' above sea level to 5050'. We've left a wildlife refuge and moved into an RV park. We usually go north in the summer; this time we're staying south in the heat. Right now, I feel like our world has been turned upside down.  #rvlifestyle #fulltimerv #rvlife #rvliving #lifeontheroad #homeiswhereyouparkit #thow #travellife #mobilelifestyle #mobilebirder #birderonthemove #birderontheroad #travelingbirder #birder #birdingtexas #housesparrow #disoriented #upsidedown #hanginginthere #change #changeishard #changeisgood #summerintexas #summerinthesouth #amicrazy
After a couple of weeks (honestly) of non-keto meals I've jumped back into my low carb meals! 2 full days now of headaches and withdrawals from tortilla chips and other tasty carbs. But I know I can do it because I already did! 150lbs here I come!! #ketogenicdiet #ketotransformation #weightlossjourney2019 #weightlosstransformation #fitnesstransformation #keto #ketoaf #lowcarb #ketoworks #60lbsdown #ketosnacks #strongnotskinny #changeishard #igotthis #backontrack #rehydrate #goals #refocus #eatfatlosefat #loadedburger #hwc #creamychickenfajita #nomorepasta
Day 144...It’s a balance..it’s hard..it takes practice. We will fail more than we would like. I wish I was better. I WILL be better. In God’s time...144 down 221 to go “Caring should never suppress candor, while candor should never displace caring”  #thinkdailythoughts #bethechange #onedayatatime #everydayweponder #dailyquote #quoteoftheday #growth #100%effort #toughlove #hardconversations #changeishard #culturecrisis #dontwaittilltomorrow #quotes #instaquotes #daily #dailyinspiration
Saw the sun for the first time in awhile today. What a beautiful area I'm blessed to be in. . . . #bigsky #montana #feelsgood #tobebackin #montana #lonepeak #sunnydrives #beautofaday #bemorestoked #views #beehive #basin #newhome #changeishard #remember #seethebeauty #grateful #livingmydream
You know, growing up, my dad never said: Don’t cry. ...but his emotional response to things taught me to sometimes feel nothing.  I feel nothing behind walls where I can’t be hurt.  I will allow myself to feel when in a moment of alone, in the midst of the actual change.  It is then I will acknowledge what is gone.
2019 is kicking my butt. May 2019 has been awful. I’m stressed out. Ready for school to be out but wondering what we will do..I often just want to grab my kids and get an RV and travel the country. I am worried about what’s to come, I know we will make it out okay, but here in the thick of it, I feel like I am drowning in anxiety. Money woes are the worst woes to have, the worstest woe to woe. I am just looking for a light at the end of a tunnel, I don’t like being so open and honest but I can do it on Instagram. All I want is to thrive and survive and have a pair of Gucci slides. Dream big. #woeisme #mommin #family #worry #canibuyatinyhouse #scared #makingchanges #change #changeishard
I’ve struggled to put the end of school today into words, but then I remembered this. It’s the same quote I put on the board this morning for my class. But, in the end, it applies to me too. I’m super sad to leave BES, but I’m excited (and a little scared) to start our cross-country move in a few weeks. I’m hoping I’ll soon know where I’ll land next school year, but I’m thrilled we’ll be close by our family. 💜 #teacherlife #iteach5th #iteachtoo #changeishard #adventureslieahead #excited #illmissmystudents #militarylife #lastmove #southerngirlheadednorth
How I feel about a different job starting soon. #schoolslp #clinicslp #speechtherapist #jobchange #changeishard
Mindful movement and mindful thoughts are so important. What you think in your head can be toxic and bad for your own mental health. Just by getting out into the open and changing your environment and breathing fresh air can help change your mood so easily. Bring your focus to other things to look at and think about, taking you off the mental war path that so easily goes on inside our head. Health isn’t just about what we put in our bodies, the exercise we do but it’s also the thoughts in our head and what we think about ourself. You would never say any of the things that you do to yourself, to others. So why do this to yourself?? You would never treat your friends the way you treat yourself. So why is it acceptable to do it to yourself. I am really trying to focus on this mantra lately and work through the demons in my head. That’s why I love getting out into the sunshine and having some mindful movement. It’s important to look after your mental health as well and your physical health. Ever wondered why no matter how hard you try, your body doesn’t change or you don’t get ‘better’. Start to think about what you tell yourself. Thoughts are powerful! Change your thoughts of ‘I’m a failure and nothing works’ to ‘I am a work in progress that is always striving for the best for myself’ ‘nobody loves me’ to ‘I love myself and Ofcourse people love me’ . . . . . . . . . .  #sunshine #mindfulmovement #movement #mindfulness #mindfulthoughts #wholealone #naturefixesall #getoutofyourownhead #thinknicethingsaboutyourself #thinkingispowerful #thinkingispowerfulmedicine #whatyouthinkyoubecome #changeyourthoughts #changeyourthoughtstochangeyourlife #youhavethepower #changeishard #thesugarfreeot #findyourhealthy #selflove #selflovefirst #selflovematters #selfcareishealthcare #loveyourself #loveyourselfhowyouloveothers #respectyourself #respectyourselffirst
⁣ A sweet ending to a new beginning 💕⁣ ⁣ Melina’s end of the year show was yesterday- and getting dolled up together has been our pre-show tradition! I’ve been recording these on time-lapse for the past few years and they are always fun to look back on. ⁣ ⁣ She has grown so much since we started our journey together. Transitioning our working relationship to one of just friendship is strange but she doesn’t NEED me like she used to. And she needs new experiences, new influences, and someone else to teach & challenge her. ⁣ ⁣ I know she is going to accomplish so much and become even more independent! I’ve been fading out my “helicopter therapist” tendencies over the past few months and I’m so glad because if I hadn’t been preparing for this, it would be EVEN harder. ⁣ ⁣ Maybe next year we will still be able to do our make up together, even if she has  replaced me. 🥰⁣ ⁣ #endoftheyear #changeishard #changeisgood #endoftheschoolyear ⁣#getdolledup #behaviortherapy #abatherapy #specialneeds #specialkids #autism #differentnotless #shesateenager #teenstatus #teenagerproblems #teenagerswithattitude #stillsweet #westonflorida #makeover #makeupcounter #cowgirlstyle #toystorytheme
Change is hard - am I right?  But I came across this question and made me think about change on a deeper level.  Although things may be changing is it hard because we have also changed? . . Personally I love change and growth and moving forward,  but not everybody does.  The only down side in moving forward is getting older -  I wish I could stay right here at 31 forever.  The great part about moving forward and getting older is every year I appreciate what I have more and learn to live more freely and chase what I want to do and who I want to be.  I’m making a lot of changes to my own branding currently because it is not serving me and what i want my business to look like and that is exciting!  Is it time to change your branding too?  Is it still representing you?  Or maybe you don’t have a logo or brand identity and it’s time to set yourself up for success and make your mark on the world!  Let’s make a logo that set you apart and represents what you do! . . .  How do you feel about change?
Why work hard to create healthier habits? Because when you're feeling stuck, they just become second nature and you're less likely to revert to old behaviors that didn't help you get unstuck!  This is why it's important to work towards progress not perfection.  This past week I have been feeling stuck. I'm going through a lot of mental/emotional shifts right now that have taken a lot out of me. And normally they put me in a depressed mood.  But because I have continued to work towards moving forward I have learned that this one thing (my workouts)  help me manage these times. They help me not sit here for a long time.  Even if I really don't feel like doing them, I have learned that even though they may not always help in the moment, they do in the long run.  My progress may be slow but it's progress none the less. . . . #dealingwithshit #progressnotperfection #bebetterthanyesterday #depression #feelingstuck #selfgrowth #changeishard #changetakestime #learningtobepatient #adhdmom #feelingalittlestressed #imstrong #iwillgetbetter
Leadership Tip: “Let’s Try An Experiment” – sounds more appealing and less work than “everything is about to change,” right? Next time you’re #leading your #team through #change, why not frame it as an experiment? Chances are you’ll have more #engagement and better attitudes and that’s a #win for everyone. . . . . . . . #changeishard #changeagent #leadingthroughchange #people #possibilities #leadership #womeninleadership #womeninbusiness #ladyboss #growthmindset #successmindset #servantleadership #catalystforchange #innovation #growth #womenwholead #womenbusinessowners #executivecoaching #author #speaker #mentorforchange #thedenise #workplace #culture #yougotthis
Finally able to follow up my “one more week” post with some details. The last week is up, but not just for summer, forever. We have made the difficult decision after a year of continued disappointment and frustration to part ways with The Autism Academy. We are starting Asher at a new private school in the fall called L.I.F.E (I take no credit for the pun, it was all @kachurrrka 🤣) The Lauren Institute for Education is an incredible school that was brought to our attention with very high recommendations. They service kids though adults with a range of special needs and I truly believe they are more equip to handle Asher’s unique challenges. Not to mention they have a gorgeous campus with huge physical therapy gym, multiple basketball courts filled with adaptive bikes, two play grounds, a splash pad and a full size therapy pool! WHAT! We are really excited for this new beginning but leaving AAED was still really hard and I’ve cried multiple times today. There are staff members there that will hold a place in my heart forever and who will be truly and desperately missed. Until this year we have been so happy with the school and have so many fond memories. Change is always hard and doing the right thing is always hard. But we know just that; it’s the right thing to do for Asher, so here we go. Closing a chapter and starting a new one. . . #ashertheausome #autismawareness #autismmom #autism #autismspeaks #newbeginnings #change #changeisgood #changeishard #schoolsout
These two have completed their third year of school together! First grade was a blast! 🚀 They will probably be spending next year apart 😭 but I really do hope they are BFF “best fred from ever” 😍
Today was by far one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. To say goodbye to my phleb phamily after 18.5 years was something that I swore I would never do. Changes are bittersweet and I will miss them more than words or tears could ever explain.  My new coworkers will have a tough time living up to the bar y’all have set!!! #changeishard #workplacephamily #phlebphamily #pennockhereicome #bestcakeever #pozoleismynewfavorite #pozole #stillcrying #cryingasiwritethis
I have the SWEETEST students!!! Being gluten free is challenging (especially when it comes to treats). One of my graduated seniors brought in a dozen treats from my favorite gluten free bakery.  Honestly, the thought alone meant the world to me, but the treats 😍😍 if you haven’t tried sweet cake bakery, you should! But, even more than the treats.... I’m going to miss this senior! He left a lasting impression with his example. He truly is a remarkable person with so much potential. I’m excited to see what life has in store for him. #blessedwiththebest #changeishard #sweetcake #glutenfree #seniors #warriors #weberhigh
Breakfast this morning is @skinnytaste yogurt waffles.  I topped them with fresh blackberries,  strawberries and bananas. A little homemade whipped cream tops it off (I don't sweeten it,  just a little vanilla as the fruit is all the sweetness needed). No syrup needed and such a good way to start my day off. #yummy😋 #skinnytaste #waffles #breakfast #healthyeating #heathierchoices #homemade #changeishard #weightlossjourney #workinprogess
Transitions, change and getting there gracefully. Change is rarely comfortable. Don’t resist the opportunity to be a better version of yourself just because it’s going to require a few tough moments (ok, perhaps many tough moments). And even when things don’t seem to be changing, something is trying to bloom. Change is constant. I navigate change with having routines and rituals that nourish me. In the past few years I have learned to let go of expectations and pay attention to my inner and outer world.  This doesn’t change the uneasiness that comes with change, but it does help me have a clear perspective on my way forwards. Embrace change with an open heart and watch the miracles unfold.  Rebecca #benaturallyfit
I dropped off my plants with my plant sitter this morning. I walked the town looking for a place to work for the day, but the Wi-Fi was taken up by graduates and their families in town for commencement, and alumna in town, being alumna. Graduation weekend is also homecoming. The town, by 11 am was already hopping.  I wandered a bit.  I don't know why. I just wanted to be home.  To enjoy some days in the quiet of my home, before I hurtle to my summer gig. But I felt guilty giving myself that. Like I should somehow ride smoothly across the waves of change. All dancing and skipping. Excited not anxious. Enriched not guilty.  That is not me. Equanimity, emotional equanimity, takes some heavy lifting round here.  But I persisted.  Finally, I packed up my work and came home. I want to sit here long enough to be ready to leave. Why am I going then? Because of very good reasons. Very necessary reasons. Very valuable reasons. For a needed change and excitement, just not too much excitement, please.  I am not a person who rushes to change and throws my arms around it like a friend, that wicked friend called opportunity. I am skeptical. I will go, and I will even enjoy it, and I will also enjoy coming home, throwing open the windows, dumping my suitcases to the floor. Collapsing into my bed.  Perhaps I am going so that I can have the pleasure of returning.  #changeishard #changeisgood #changeisnecessary #homebody #ontheroadagain #makersgonnamake #noloitering #goaheadloiter