I turn 27 today. And as I reflect back on my 26th year, there is so much to be grateful for. Within the last year I launched my blog, started schooling to become an Ayurvedic practitioner 🤓 traveled to Bali ✈️ made new friendships, found my new home in San Diego, became an Aunt 👶🏼 and so much more. But with all the good, there was plenty of “bad”. There were lots of tears, heart break 💔 injuries, frustrations, and what seemed to be failures at the time. And I’m grateful for it all. Because it all brought me to where I am now, and I CANNOT wait for what this 27th year on this beautiful plant will bring. 💛
“And may all mothers know that they are loved, And may all sisters know that they are strong, And may all daughters know that they are powerful, that the circle of women may live on.” -Nalini Blossom, Circle of Women Art: "The Daughter of the Daughter of My Daughter" by Julie Dillon
Happy Friday / 3 day weekend everyone!! Would you believe me if I said I B A R E L Y got any sleep last night? 👀 Well, it’s true. I “went to bed” at 9:45ish and didn’t end up falling asleep until 2:30 *thx Belle and Thor* 😒 My husband has had an ongoing joke about how I need my “ten” hours of sleep in every night just to function the next day. This was true! Gotta love him 😂♥️ This morning I feel like I slept all night long without any interruptions! I feel amazing!!!!!! 😱👏🏼🗣 Let me tell you, it is NEVER too late to start living a life that represents your true potential! Let me help you 💖 #dftpatch#thrive#thrivetribe#thrivelevel#joinme#feelbetter#abetteryou
When I was in high school, one of my good (male) friends told me I was fat. He said it in jest and it was a running jab we had for a couple years, and at the time I think I knew he was joking but his comment stuck. If you knew me in high school, or saw pictures, I would guess you’d not think that was an accurate statement. I recognize that now, but at the time, as a young girl just maturing and ‘growing into myself’ this comment seemed to confirm something I had feared. I didn’t look like the girls and women I saw in magazines. I wasn’t that thin or perfect. I wasn’t curvy. I also wasn’t as muscular or athletic as some of my friends… It has taken me years to get comfortable in my skin. Years to recognize that one off-hand comment combined with comparing myself to others set me up for years of self-criticism. I’m thankful that I now see the strengths more than I see the imperfections. I don’t have a magazine-worthy, or picture-perfect body. However – I am a child of the King, I was created to do amazing things, I carried and gave birth to two children, I am strong, I am healthy, and I am taking care of the body I was given. I do my best to fuel, strengthen and grow my body and my mind each day. (sweaty selfie attached! 😉) Taking care of myself and striving to be the best possible version of me - THAT makes me comfortable and confident in my skin. 😁 Ladies (and gents) - Let’s focus on what we LOVE about our bodies. Tell me one thing you like about your body or one of your strengths you are proud of!
Chances are, at some point of your life, someone has hurt you deeply. So how do you thrive following it? . I have the most interesting, soulful conversation about surviving with my dear friend and coach to high level performers, @lisacarpenterinc. (Go follow her). I realized for years I was using being a survivor and a fighter as my badge for being here and the stripes I earned for making it. . But you know what? Being a survivor and a fighter is EXHAUSTING so much so that it leaves zero room for growth. . Have people hurt me? Have I endured trauma? 1000%. So how have I gotten passed it? I’ve chosen to set up boundaries with people to honour myself. I’ve chosen to go to therapy for years in the past to get passed the anger I held on following a rape. EMDR therapy, acupuncture, hypnosis and emotional freedom technique have all helped. Getting sleep has helped. Getting sober helped. Facing the pain, helped. . The goal wasn’t so much about getting passed it or “just letting go” (it’s nauseating how often I was told to just move on). It was about focusing on healing me, loving me and tuning in on a daily and asking my body, “what is it you need?” It’s not the cookie, the wine or the cigarette I needed. It was rest, whole foods, yoga nidra, movement and surrounding myself with loving and supportive humans where the energetic exchange is clear and fair. . Recovering and thriving isn’t about focusing on how you treat others, but rather on how you treat yourself.
Happy Friday !! Gotta love my wearable nutrition!! Skeptic ? I was too until I took that leap two years ago and never looked back! From 4 Red Bull’s a day to a gallon of water today I’m the healthiest version of myself! You can feel amazing too just trust me 💕 #flexfriday#thrive#weimpacttogether#wearablenutrition
Good nutrition isn’t rigid, restrictive, or complicated. I just throw on this patch every morning and it gives me the nutrition and the energy I need daily. It’s super easy not and complicated at all! 😍
#repost @innerlightwarrior ・・・ There’s a misconception that being an embodied man means being one way or one thing. In my truth, it’s being confidently mutable. It’s being aware when to be that lover. To call in that king. To be in that mystical nature. To accept the warrior within. Being a savage & beast at love and compassion is the new black, I mean light. Under the layers we are all light. 👑 #beseen #igotyou#therapy#boystomen#selfdiscovery#awareness#mentalhealthawarenessmonth#thrive
Stories. That’s how we make sense of the world, how we give meaning. Our stories are rooted in our past experiences and collective beliefs we unconsciously buy into. And, like most things in life our stories can empower us or disempower us. They can create connection or block us from love. As we choose to walk a path of more love and connection we inevitably square off with our old stories and must do the work of writing a new one. Release the stories about yourself and the world that create separateness, that feed you disbelief, and that rob you of your innate ability to thrive. Choose to see through the lens of love. Be willing to let go of stories that kept you safe before and embrace the possibility of something new. At the end of the day stories are just that: stories. We can tell a new story with each moment we have. We can choose our story. We can write our own narrative.
You guys, Mike officially joined Thrive this morning!! Yep, they have Thrive for men! He has been watching how much energy I have had and has noticed my weight loss so yesterday he asked if he could try mine for a day. We had an early meeting yesterday morning and as soon as we got home in the middle of the afternoon he was outside mowing the lawn in his dress clothes! 😂 He couldn’t believe how much energy he had yesterday and no coffee or monsters! I’m so excited to be on this journey together as a couple! Are you ready to join? Let’s do it!! #thrive#weightlossjourney#weightloss @themikerichards
Part 2 of The Getting on The Mat Pose. During my first yoga teacher training, the instructor said, “Whatever negative things you are saying to yourself on the mat is what you are also saying to yourself in life.” I immediately got mad and didn’t understand what she meant. After further introspection, I realized she was right. I wasn’t giving myself a learning curve, I pushed myself too hard, too fast. I was judging myself for not being able to do something before I even did it. The same examples I used on the earlier post, are ways that we judge ourselves before we do anything. These negative statements get in the way of living our authentic life. In addition to teaching yoga, I lead group mindfulness workshops for individuals and companies. These workshops look at why we do the things we do and question these patterns. Taking moments to look at ourselves can be the first step to living the life You want for yourself. Get out of Ego and into your True Self.
You are stronger More capable You are able Loved Not alone No one controls you but you! • This brings freedom and responsibility. Freedom to be you and responsibility for the choices we make. • I am free to be me and I take responsibility for every choice that I make. How about you? 🙋🏽♀️👇🏽💕 #believeinyourself#beyou
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got about 72628 reasons to be stressed out and funky today, but once these two little capsules kick in, I’m ready to tackle my day, regardless! They call them “morning jumper cables” for a reason! 🙃 Motivation in capsule form! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #gymbound#bringiton#thrive