O F F T H E M A T
I definitely put some of my yoga practices to work during today's hot, hot #greateastrun
Well done to everyone who ran today and a massive thank you to all you amazing supporters. It really does help keep energy levels up. In the second photo I'm high-fiving my daughter. It really spurred me on knowing the kids were going to be waiting round some of the bends!
I usually find it hard not to go as fast as I feel able to, which feels great at the time, but is not sustainable and leaves me feeling like the race was a struggle. I've had some pretty good times with this approach but I made the conscious decision today to enjoy the race and be kind to myself.
Running is a mental and physical practice so mantras were really helpful on the way round, as well as focusing on my breath, noticing how I was feeling and keeping the ego in check!
And it worked. I was quite a way off my PB but I enjoyed it so much that it feels like a PB in a different way! Yay!
If anyone wants to join me for a good stretch this week, I am starting my Thursday timetable, which includes daytime and evening classes, and there will be tomorrow evening's classes as usual.
See the next comment for details... Or check out www.brightandwellyoga.com for more details.
I’ve learned a lot in the past two weeks about self care. Specifically, what that looks like without my dogs. As cheesy as the “who rescued who” bullshit is, it’s true for me. Feeling depressed? Alice will snuggle me! Feeling anxious? Ophelia is always down for a game of fetch. And the goofy things that they do provide endless laughter for me. Without them, though, I’ve come to find a lot of peace in nature. Even just sitting in the grass in my backyard, as pictured, truly brings a sense of peace. Hopefully when the dogs get back (1 more week!) I am able to incorporate my new practices. Namaste, bitches! .
ΓΙΟΓΚΑ ΝΙΝΤΡΑ του συστήματος Σατυανάντα
Κάθε Τετάρτη 20.30-21.30
Καθοδηγούμενη πρακτική για βαθειά χαλάρωση,αποφόρτιση, αναζωογόνηση.
Ενα πρόγραμμα για βαθειά χαλάρωση και νοητικό μετασχηματισμό.
-Υποστηρίξτε τους στόχους σας
-Φροντίστε τον εαυτό σας
-Αλλάξτε τις παλαιές νοητικές εγγραφές του νού σας
-Αυξήστε την ενέργεια και την αντοχή σας "in order to experience your self you need to calm down the mind"
"Προκειμένου να βιώσετε τον εαυτό σας θα πρέπει να ηρεμήσετε το νού σας " -Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Sunday is actually becoming Labradorite & Spectrolite Appreciation day but also how could it not be?! These babes literally yell at you with their flash to have their photos taken. 📸🔥These palm bbs + more at the shop, here ’til 7! 🙌🏼✨ #magicbythethousands
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Here is my gift for all of you for the first year of my page!
OPEN INTERNATIONALLY. • RULES:
• follow me @ludicrousss__ • like this and my last five posts.
• leave a comment tagging three of your friends.
• repost this giveaway in your stories, tag me and make sure to mention #ludicrousssgiveaway
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giveaway closes on September 6th.
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SET UP SUNDAY before Take Action Tuesday becomes Too Late Thursday!!! Lights (wake up), camera (see what you want), ACTION - Let’s Go!! "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of." - Benjamin Franklin
Happy Sunday! Today’s reminder is to take care of yourself both mentally and physically 💕 I’ve been embracing my natural beauty, I can’t recall the last time I beat my face 🤔 my favorite part of Sunday is my deep conditioning hair mask. My least favorite part of Sunday is laundry!! What’s your Sunday looking like? 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
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This is what a lazy sober Sunday looks like for me. Bed head French braid, big t-shirt, two cups of coffee, the couch and a blanket. I mentioned earlier in the week I’ve taken the week off nearly everything this week and allowed my body & mind to recover. ⠀⠀
Since month 2 of being sober I’ve booked nearly every minute of everyday. That’s 3 months straight of filling my days with work, meetings, sober hangouts, beach bonfires and it was necessary. In the beginning my mind needed to stay constantly busy to stay sober to not get in a loop in my head and to not think about drinking. But it was also mentally and physically exhausting running on empty all day everyday. ⠀⠀
So this is part of my self care and self love this week. Allowing myself to do nothing and not hating myself for it, to say no, to sleep in, to cuddle my pup, to stay in my pjs, stay make up free but also clean my room, do my laundry, do the dishes & sweep the floors not because I have to but because I genuinely enjoy a clean home and I know that the hour or two I spend doing that will make for a great start to the upcoming week. It will clear the dust and make way for positive energy in the home and that makes all the difference. ⠀⠀
133 days and counting 🤗
This past season has been by no means easy. I’ve encountered loss, failure and hurt. Here’s the amazing part of that; through this storm, it taught me how strong I really am. It opened up my eyes that forgiveness is the only way you will truly be set free. See when we go through deep waters, we ask ourself, why? And how in the world can I trust a God that would allow this? Don’t miss this ... our troubles are the opportunities God is using to shape us and shape others around us. Even in the darkest places, God is there. Loving us and fighting right there with us. Love wins because He lives. Because He is USING you to do His work. You have so much to offer in this world. No matter what you’ve been through, no matter the scars you bare. Love wins because people like you let your faith be bigger than your fear. Love in the end, will always win. So stay the course. Be obedient. & know the storm you are facing doesn’t compare to the joy that is coming☀️
Today is my bi-monthly ritual of going to the salon— this time a retwist and some ombré color. As each month goes by I can see the constant changes with my hair, and watching it grow and change is really like watching a tree mature. I love it. It was a bonus that the foil and the ridiculously large plastic cap are everything 😚
DID YOU KNOW? I offer distant Reiki Healing and Angel Card Readings via video/ phone call? 🤩
This means you get all the benefits of a wonderful healing treatment without having to leave the comfort of your own home! 😃
This can be perfect if you're unwell with a physical illness, or perhaps not wanting to leave the house because of anxiety, depression or low mood, for example. Treatments can provide you with a sense of clarity and uplifting energy as well as guidance on issues that may be causing stress and tension in your life.
I absolutely LOVE giving distant treatments, don't be discouraged by there being no hands on energy exchanges. The distant energy works in exactly the same way and in my experience is just as (if not more!) powerful! 💫
If this post has left you curious to know more or you have any questions.. or you'd like to go ahead and book then please do get in touch, I would love to hear from you 💛
We are thrilled to have acclaimed perfumer Jessica Hannah’s fantastic workshop this Saturday, September 28. You’ll learn so much about fragrances & leave with your own, custom scent! A perfect girls night out OR an amazing gift. (Tickets on our Adult Workshops page & open to teens too—ages 16+.) #iheartartstudio#pleasanthill#learnsomethingnew#youdeservethis
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Even babes love New Mama! Happy, healthy, hydrated mamas = happy babies! Summer may have slipped away again, but we’re making the best of the sunny days we have left by bringing New Mama with us on every outdoor adventure! .
We want to see your photos of New Mama on the go! Tag @iamnurtured or use #iamnurtured .
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It's Take One Step At A Time Sunday!
Don't measure your success on what you have achieved, measure it on what steps you have taken towards your goal.
If you were to take a step each day, at the end of each day you can be proud that you moved one step closer to your goal.
Be proud of those little achievements and then be even more prouder when you can look back and see how all those small actions added up into this amazing outcome.
If we didn't praise ourselves along our journey then we would lose all motivation before we even got close to our goals.
We need to make sure we are giving ourselves a pat on the back each time we achieve something, anything. #moveforward#OneStep#YouGotThis#YouAreNotAlone#WatchYour12#WeGotYour6#selfcare#Resilience#Rebound911
I started this account as an outlet, I place to post what I felt like I can’t post on my other accounts, because I’m not ready for it to be public to people who I know. I guess this is my pictorial diary and if it helps someone out there, at least it’s not for nothing.
I sketched this for the person who broke my heart, more than anyone else has or, arguably ever could. Every time I think I’m over the hurt, he does something that brings me back to the 17 year old girl I was, when I fell for him. He treated me like I was never good enough to be anything but second, and that takes a toll on you, to say the least. I’ve spent every hour of everyday for the last six months to get him out of my system, but you can’t erase six years.
I chose this piece because if you look at it, you can see the pencil lines beneath it, the rough work. And that’s what it feels like for me right now. That I’m all progress and no results. That I’m struggling and hoping that it leads to something.
I know that I’ll spend who knows how long trying to accept that I’ll never understand why he treated me like this. And it hurts even more because I know that it’s not just me that gets treated like this. So many people hurt others because they’re hurting. And that just, doesn’t make sense to me.
I guess I’m just waiting for someone to stay. Or for this to at least turn around. Here’s hoping 🤞 #relationship#jc#mentalhealth#speakingup#roughsketch#breakup#toxicpeople#therapy#fabercastell#selfcare
ROSE QUARTZ Ring, Sterling Silver, Size 8
Rose Quartz known for the energy of unconditional love, self care and self love. This stone is known to have a very high energy helping to attract love while adding trust and recommitment to current relationships. It’s known to bring compassion, kindness, forgiveness, comfort, inner peace and harmony while balancing and soothing emotions of anger and resentment.
My Sunday started with a killer workout and was followed by a shower and all of these products 🙌🏻
Bio-therapeutic Bt sonic-the best cleansing brush.
Image ormedic cleanser-removes dirt, oil, and sweat.
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant-exfoliates and makes skin super soft.
Bio-therapeutic tone-balances the pH of skin
Vitamin C Serum-prevents free radical damage. Great for anti-aging 🍊
Image Prevention + Moisturizer with SPF☀️if you aren’t moisturizing or using SPF, we need to chat ASAP
Bio-therapeutic Tri-Peptide Eye Cream-to prevent eye wrinkles.
I remember finding out that I should’ve started using eye cream at age 18 and being shocked. Proper, professional, skincare is so important for maintaining the work your Esthetician puts in.
What’s one product that you can’t live without?!
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Setting your intentions for the week will help to keep you focused on completing day to day tasks and achieving new goals. Monday mornings are usually the hardest especially after a fun filled, jam packed weekend, so take a few minutes on Sundays to try to mentally prepare for the week ahead.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Set your intention before bed
2. Be specific when you write down your intentions
3. Begin with gratitude
4. Avoid using the words “can’t”, “don’t” and “not”
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You are probably different than many people you hang around. Sometimes you need to hang around like-minded people. That's OK! If you are a ♠️ you don't need to become a ❤️. You just have to be the best ♠️ you know how to be! If you felt the resonate with you,send me a message! There is much to discuss 🧘♀️ Have a glorious day! 🌺♦️🌺♣️🌺❤️🌺♠️🌺 #mamaalicardology#heart#spade#love#magic#staydifferent#cardology
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On this Sunday afternoon, I am elbow deep into preparation for my graduate class tomorrow yet so grateful for this teaching opportunity. I took a course this week on adjunct teaching and one of the many things that hit home was the concept of “pre-teaching”. Pre-teaching is all of the work you do upfront to ensure that you come to the classroom well versed in what your are teaching (yes that means that you too have to read all of the assigned readings in the syllabus 🙂) and come prepared with a lesson that will help your students learn. I love pre-teaching. I get fully lost in coming up with the most creative ways to teach and share this information so that it is impactful. How are you spending your Sunday afternoon?
I know that I gotta move on but it's honestly hard,
When the sound of your name is still my favorite song. All of this just feels so damn wrong.
I felt the way you held me before you left me alone.
I can't stop checking my phone hoping to see your face,
To get a text or a call or see you pull up to my place.
I know it's all in my brain, cause you just don't feel the same, but I can't stop my heart from fucking beating in vain.
Thinking bout summer flowers.
Back when the world was ours,
Back when we would chill in my car and just talk for hours.
That shit was fire.
Never in my life had I seen someone shining much brighter.
You had my heart in a spiral, my fucking soul was a pyre, and with every single smile you had me soaring up higher.
I wasn't asking for your future.
For you to change who you were or make any sort of grand gesture.
All I wanted was you as you were nothing else could be truer.
To wake up every day and just wish you a good one. Knowing you were mine that fucking shit was the coolest.
You once said I was your favorite thing. Guess that wasn't enough to make you stay.
Just know I gave it all that I had, to make you feel fucking rad.
To be there for you whenever you felt kinda sad.
I wanted to make you happy,
To take it a day at a time see what we could be.
But there wasn't enough room for me in your journey.
I wish you all of the best.
You truly made me feel blessed.
I hope you reach all your dreams and that your life's a success.
I only wish I could have one more minute, one more day with you in it.
To take hold of your hand and just laugh like we once did.
With all of my heart just wanna see you again...
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Everything always ends up working out. Sometimes even better than you can imagine.
My days lately have been filled with hikes, biking, yummy foods, and friends. I’m just really thankful really. Really really thankful. I think I feel the most consistently aligned that I’ve ever felt. I hope you’re having a great Sunday filled with whatever makes your heart the happiest. I hope you’re giving self what you need today, whether that be rest or getting shit done or time with friends. If you’re having a rough day or week, I hope you feel a little love coming your way, even if it’s from your own self or just from this post. I hope you see you have the power to make changes in yourself and your life. I hope you have a little grace with yourself in each changing moment. I hope you see joy in the little things and see how you are cared for. I hope you see joe much you have to offer to others and this world.
That’s about it for today. Happy weekend, friends. So thankful for you all.
Ps. 5 days until the WORTHY Workshop Online. Let me help you do all these things in your life. 😘 Link in the bio to learn more and sign up.
Pc: @sfreneenyc. Check stories to see bts of our weekend adventures. :)
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It’s more common for us to kill our selves trying to meet everyone else’s expectations instead of raising our middle fingers and saying we are going to do what’s best for us. The quickest way to burn yourself out is to pretend to be someone you aren’t as well as over give,
over extend and over agree. Screw that. We are tired and depleted. Do. You. Period. .
Make sure you click the link in the profile to see our Five Day Flow That starts September 30th 👀 #selfcare#wellness#wellbeing#beyourself#emotionalhealth#selflove#flow#byefelicia#boybye#mood