Irish hospitality at its finest! . These twins, David and Stephen own a couple vegan restaurants called @thehappypear I will be sharing some of the recipes from their new cookbook very soon. . Tonight they hosted a guest speaker @thenaturallifestylist who’s mission is to help people get out of the box. So many are glued to their phone, computer, office chair, and it’s wreaking havoc on their physical well-being. . So much to take away from tonight’s event but the highlights for @just1jhanson and I would be: . Sit in a chair as little as possible. If you must sit, sit Indian style, or in a squat position as silly as that may look, on one leg and up often and do a few squats to get the blood flowing. . Walk barefoot as much as possible and avoid sneakers with thick soles as this is also creating problems for us physically. The speaker and the twins were wearing sneakers with incredibly thin soles so that their feet could still feel the ground. . Get outside at least 2 1/2 hours per day. . Take a five-minute ice bath first thing in the morning. That one may be a little difficult for me but it’s supposed to be incredible for your health. . Turn off the blue light on your phone. You can do this by going into settings and putting it on “night shift.” Doing this will help you sleep better and keep your melatonin levels a bit more balanced. . We are meeting with this squad of rad peeps at 6 AM tomorrow morning to do a work out and swim in the freezing cold ocean 🌊 . . #whatdidwegetourselvesinto#it’sgoingtobefreezing #mindovermatter#that’swhatwehave toTellOurselves #ireland#ocean#europe#veganrestaurant#irishtwins#veganfamily#wholefoodplantbased#dublin .
I was part of a company shutting down in 2012. I was there until the end closing down the benefit policies, helping people with benefit transitions. That wasn’t personal. They needed me. There was just wasn’t a business left to support. . . I’ve watched people go through layoffs of all shapes and sizes. I’m often the giveaway in the room that tells people what’s coming, and it breaks my heart every time. But this... this was just me. That stings. Implying that the work I do is replaceable, that it isn’t valued. I didn’t even get the option to move, not that I would have, but they didn’t offer... which means they didn’t want me to be part of the organization. And that’s hard to swallow. . . It would have been 4 years in January. Over that time I was awarded the Yo Llama Be Real award from MMM, I received an employee of the month spot and I was Queen of NOSLO. It felt like I was making an impact, making progress. . . Maybe it wasn’t enough. Maybe there just isn’t a place for strong, opinionated women who aren’t afraid to stand up for the people they support. Maybe it was me. Or maybe... just maybe it wasn’t. . . Every morning I wake up, and I vacillate between sadness and anger. When I’m sad I question my value, when I’m angry I know my worth. I’m trying to just focus on the belief that what I do does matter. It makes a difference. And for that, I will always try to do (even) better. . . #bereal#berealonsocialmedia#layoff#itmatters#makeadifference#dobetter#realtalk#babysteps#mindovermatter