All look after yourselves today. Be kind and whatever or however you are managing self isolation or working if your a keyworker. Well done and keep up the hard work! ❤️ #bekind#relax#yoga#facemask#chill#happy
Sophia loves her new pull along elephants from @franck_fischer - so cute!🐘
Have a little nosey at their website😉 so much gorgeousness 😍
You can use MAMA15 for a 15% discount on everything except Value packs, gift cards and products on sale.
I love all the crazy stuff my mum @lisa_ebrahim_poledancer is happy to do with me. She gives everything a go and is the best mum in the world. ❤
Balancing in this was wayyyyy harder than we expected and we obviously are not doing it right but it gave us a huge laugh, the grass was wet & I probably stacked it 4 times, I'm still pulling bits out of my hair 🤣🤣🤣🌱 #makingmemories
One weekend in lockdown down, and who knows how many to go. What a week it’s been - @hugo_singh moved in to the spare room to save us both from complete isolation and I’ve set up my home office, seen my upstairs neighbor naked, turned the lounge into a gym, cleaned my entire apartment, won a lot of crash bandicoot, got out on my bike, been for walks, caught up with friends, met my balcony neighbor (different neighbor) cooked more than ever before and finished two books. Maybe this lock down business isn’t going to be so bad? 🤞🏼😬 #besafe#bekind#stayhome
Good morning 😊
Here we are almost a week of lockdown complete, yes it is hard feeing so restricted missing friends and family but we have the easy job compared to others still working.
I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone NHS you are amazing, all of the teachers, lorry drivers, police, store workers and simply anyone working to make the world still go around 💖 .
So let’s all stay positive and stay home 🏠 think of those that have the hard work!
I've been on both sides. I've been in the military and understand the requirements of being away. You do what's required and that's how it is. But I've also been on the other side. The military wife at home. Trying to continuously "pull up your big girl panties" for the sake of your kiddies. Trying to be fun and positive even though deep down you are feeling anxious and under pressure. What we're going through as a country now is extreme. Waking up each morning to new headlines on your phone is very scary. It makes it difficult to keep upbeat and the panic/loneliness sets in. You just want your partner home to have someone by your side during this sad ordeal. On the other hand, your partner is thousands of miles away wishing they were home to help. It's so tough on both sides. I really feel for those who are alone over the world as this goes on and apparently is set to worsen. I'm grateful to friends who have been checking in and caring for us. It makes such a huge difference. If you know anyone else who may be alone then please get in touch with them as it may make such a difference.
Choose happiness ❤🎈🌹
Read the caption. 👇🏼
Die Zeit ist schwer genug, warum wird so viel Hass zusätzlich verbreitet? Shitstorm über Shitstorm. Leben und leben lassen! Warum machen wir es uns gegenseitig so schwer? #spreadlove#standtogether
Behaltet eure negativen Vibes für euch und denkt mal über den Tellerrand hinaus oder fragt die Menschen, wenn ihr Dinge nicht versteht, anstatt sie zu verurteilen und zu beschimpfen. ALLE versuchen gerade das Beste für sich rauszuholen, also unterstützt euch doch gegenseitig, dann sind wir alle Gewinner! 💥❤ #bekind#wortzumsonntag
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Flowers flowers everywhere and what to do? 2 things that have made me smile this week... I dont think i need to explain why at the moment why i have alot of time and flowers on my hands. So i am trying to make the best of it creating colour compositions like this is something Im finding alot of pleasure in. Im going to work though collating collections of of them for my future records.
I have also found happiness in gifting my flowers. I provided my mum wirh a big bucket of flowers which she made into small posies for neighbours and walked round on her hour out of the house dropping them on doorsteps. A few hour later this was recived from one, it made us smile and cry just like the recipient. Im shareing this as an example even the little things can mean so much to people.
So we have reached the end of week one in isolation. How are you all doing?
It’s been a funny and weird week for us all and the first weekend off for a while.
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions this week with lots of tears, worries and feelings of uncertainty but we are praying and hoping that Boris takes care of us small businesses and that we can come back stronger than ever.
We miss one another, the salon but most of all YOU! Our guest. We miss the chit chat, banter and of course actually doing hair which we LOVE and LIVE for. We haven’t forgotten you, every kind one of you that visits us and puts a smile on our face and we hope you haven’t forgotten us.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon and hope you are all keeping well, safe and sound.
We would be forever grateful if you could support us by sharing, liking and commenting on our social media posts.
Team Raw 💚
29 Mar 2020
Eat eat and eat 😂
Feeling good today,
No more mood swing
But very good appétit 😂
Quite alot snack..
But I am doing really good and no more craving on junk food. I had some thoughts of getting chips and ice cream last night but I am happy I did not ❤️
Lo carb bar
Well naturally chocolate
Today's focus is on communication between friends and family. Never more important than now especially for those (like the boy's great nan) who are facing quarantine etc alone. And despite receiving no commission (if only!) from Facebook for the shameless plug, our family is using the Portal, in various guises, and having video calls every day.
I've seen friends posting contact details on social media for charitable groups and so on for those that need to hear another voice so finally...have we found a beneficial use for social media?!? Keep talking people...its the love that binds us all.
I don’t know about you, but I was in desperate need of some heart openers today. Just tired of the past week made me grumpy yesterday so I felt I needed to get some love flowing in here. Thats the thing with yoga; some days you can’t wait to get started and others you have to get a cow in to drag your ass to that mat. But whatever way you step on to that mat, you will always find something to release and something to hold on to. I hope your day starts off with some you time and inner highs too. Namaste 🙏 #yoga#meditation#givesome#bekind#helpyourself#grumpy
Can you relate to days when you are just a bag of shit to be around? And you just want someone to give you a break? Well, unfortunately it starts with you being kind and patient. That attracts sympathy more than wondering why no one can tell you are in need of some love. And it might feel like hard work, but man does it pay off. Give some get some. So next time you feel like everyone is getting on your nerves: try and see if you are part of the solution. #yoga#meditation#bekind#attraction
Time to shine through the darkness😍 let it go... 🙌 let go of what is holding you back 😉
We need to let go of those limiting stories and beliefs that are holding us back from going after our dreams! Embrace every day and look for the positive within the negatives, those little negative thoughts that creep in, keep pushing them out.. Be who you need to be and make those small changes towards a more positive life! A positive mindset will help us much more than living with a negative mindset, it's okay to have a bad day, its how we rise up out of it that counts 🙏
It’s day 5/21 of our lockdown and it is a Sunday..!!! This was our lunch plate today - plain Paratha, mixed vegetable curry and black eyed peas sundal..!! It is also day 17 of my self quarantine, I am still staying away from family but slowly blending in, with a mask..!! But am doing much better mentally..!! 🤞
How is everyone doing mentally and physically?? Do share..! And as always, please stay indoors and please stay safe! Take care 😍
My MIL saw these shampoo and conditioner bars, thought of us and brought us a few which could last months! She's always been thoughtful and supportive of our zero-waste journey. We love her to bits 💚
It's been a long time since the last time I bought hair products in plastic packaging. It took me a while to find a decent alternative to shampoo. Some say baking soda and apple cider vinegar work like a charm but unfortunately not on me. I wasn't going back to those plastics so, I tried using natural shampoo bars and I loved the result. No plastics, no harmful chemicals. I also make sure they're cruelty-free and vegan. 💚
There are alternatives to almost everything and it's been fun trying to be kinder everyday. I'm grateful that I have a choice while many don't. If you do have a choice, make the right one. Don't take it for granted 🌱
Self care is crucial to our mental, physical and emotional well-being.
What will you do today to add some self care in these hard times? If you find me, leave a comment below to let me know. I'd love to hear.
Personally I'm taking the time to read and expand my knowledge. Yesterday I felt down being in isolation, but that was OK. I didn't punish myself for feeling that. But I also tried not to dwell on it. I made myself move, put on some music and danced like an idiot. Why? Because it's what I needed at that moment. ❤️❤️❤️
I'm self employed and currently have zero work. How am I going to get through this??? Sure I'm seriously worried and scared. But also I know I'm enough. I'm working hard to keep life going forwards. I keep igniting my life, everyday I feel I can!! Much love to everyone #selfcare#bekind#bekindtoyourself#socialdistancing#covid_19#wewillgetthroughthis#wewillsurvive#youareloved#igniteyourlifestyle#igniteyourlife
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Mega quick technique for you to try at home...all you need is some tape, a pair of scissors and a window. Use your tape to create a design on the window that can be photographed. Think about...photographing with things behind it, different times of day, different types of tape. I did this really quickly in about 5 mins...spend some time and design a complex pattern or design. You could also do the same thing on a mirror and work with your own reflection too. Anyway message of the day #bekind remember to share photos of the work your doing with us! Kelly #teamartanddesign#teamgraphicsandillustration#artworkingfromhome#art#washitape#typography#handdrawntype
0 411 minutes ago
2 weekends ago I was replying to a younger schoolmate back home with reviews on resume writing. Her resume had been sitting in my email for 3 weeks! All the rush to re-cleanse the apartment, stock up on groceries, and make sure people checking in on me are kept sane sure got top priority.
I thought it's never too late and hoped that those little pieces of advice can spark even one or few steps in growing young minds.
Surprisingly in that same week, a message came in from a mentee in Hong Kong. She got accepted into Hong Kong Baptist University for her dream degree! And this is of course all credits to her willingness to listen, ask questions, learn, and do the work. Well, clearly I don't go in and take interviews or write resumes on their behalf. It's bliss I tell you; more bliss, humility, and motivation than a nice warm cup of ☕ and 🍪 can ever bring.
Some of us got a whirl of errands, workarounds, new problem solving pile, better discernment, and decision making that's altogether merged into a new blob of "normal life operations". But hey, with appropriate amount of safety precautions and the best we can do to have rest and recovery in place... in whatever way that we can: give, share, be kind, be warm, be realistic, be real, respect people's privacy, be humans still. (That's my handy pink companion)
Bears in the Window 🐻 So nice to see kids smiling! Highly recommend displaying yours!
🖤 Love my lion? Got it from Little Bugs - a beautiful educational project developed by my friends @andy_qots@denis_the_pilot and @namibsky in Sossusvlei, Namibia. 🖤 you guys are truly heroes! #bekind#bearsinthewindow
0 212 minutes ago
Swipe ⏩💕 nice one @bigmoosecoffeeco & @jsommerin 😀 the sign at Big Moose has never been more apt 💕 thought I’d start the day with some happy local news...sun is shining let’s have another nice day, lie in and cup of coffee for me ☺️ #inthistogether
1 3712 minutes ago
Go on, create a ripple of kindness! Most of all, never underestimate the ripple effect of one kind act. #bekind
How are you all feeling now we've been in lockdown for a few days? It's an unsettling time as we head further into the unknown. What doesn't change is that I'm here for my clients & I remain fully committed to your health & wellbeing. It's scary in some ways because we just don't have any idea about what will happen. For me, the best thing to do is embrace that challenge - however scary - and plough on. I'm not trying to be superwoman as I feel as vulnerable as anyone at times but I know that positive thoughts lead to productive times. Hang in there everyone! We're better together.
1 61 hour ago
- #KINDNESS ✨
Should be STANDARD life practice. It, should never have to be flagged! So, to see these signs made me so mad and v.sad. What’s wrong with some people. No shop or ANY establishment should have to display such signs BUT here we are and they obviously felt the need that they had to do so...WTF!
On the flip side of this @malcolmmichaelsbutchers of #leedskirkgatemarket restored my faith in humanity and not only fulfilled my food order under the current trying circumstances - BUT with such fun and upbeat customer service also. THEY also gave me three FREE bunch of flowers 💐 💐💐. Which made me eyes leak...AGAIN!! SUCH a great team of people who are all doing such a fine and mighty sterling job fulfilling all their customers - new and old orders.
So #THANKYOU 🤩 #MalcolmMichaels crew you’re a credit to society! 💋✨❤️
0 3514 hours ago
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It is time to surrender and to fill your hearts with gratitude and self love.
What we once took for granted, has now been revealed as our greatest treasures. This is a beautiful time for humanity. There is so much heartache and huge loss most of us can not comprehend, but we also have our souls rising up from the darkness into the light. We are awakening and gaining so much from these new perspectives and appreciation for life ✨
Switching your mindset to one of gratitude instead of fear / feeling trapped soothes our nervous system. Right now we are collectively experiencing a huge surge in stress and operating in our sympathetic fight and flight response.
If you are fortunate enough to self isolate most or some of the time and anxiety creeps in, remind yourself you are safe, you are loved and you will get through this. Reassuring yourself you are not under immediate threat is so important in our mental health, emotional wellbeing and immune response right now.
Our minds will try to shift this perspective and belief as it absorbs fearful words, energy and actions around us, so it’s important you take a few moments each day to centre yourself and remind your body it can release the stress and heal. We are all on a journey of healing and self discovery. Now is the time to slow down and choose love above all.
It’s hard. It’s lonely. It’s uncertain and my heart is with everyone right now because every one of us is affected.
Be kind. Be grateful. Be safe.❤️
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A couple of days ago we were contacted to make 10 cakes for local hospitals...how lovely! BUT the story gets better, not only did this lovely customer want to show his appreciation for NHS staff, he also wanted to support a local vegan business and refused any kind of discount on this order.
There are a lot of kind people in this world 🌍🥰
For everyone at home that may feeling bored, anxious, or like they have nothing better to do during this scary time, I recommend the following:
1. Get up every morning as early as you normally would to go to work (if you work). Take your shower, get dressed in something besides sweat pants and t-shirt. Try to keep a normal routine. ..
2. Challenge yourself! Take the time to learn a new language, read a novel, enroll in a free college course, learn something new everyday. Do something USEFUL!!
3. Help someone else!! No doubt that there are many of you that are hurting (emotional health, finances, etc) I guarantee that you will feel better if you put yourself aside for a moment and find a way to help someone else. We all say how wonderful of a world this would be if people were more kind and helped others, well how about YOU BE THAT PERSON today.
My love to you all! Stay safe. Be kind.
46 37415 hours ago
Dear Customers, Friends, Family and Communities,
The Ugly Mug Coffee House family want to take this time to THANK YOU!
We know that this Virus issue has caused a lot of headache to a lot of people in many different ways. We pray every day for this to pass quickly and safely!
We are very very grateful to you all! Our community has been extremely supportive of our business and it is thanks to you that we are able to keep our doors open for Take Out and have our staff keep their job. We were able to even add a staff member during these hard times so we can get your drinks out quickly.
Again, Thanks to you! (smile)
Guys I wanted to share something with you. When I made my toilet paper little rant you guys seriously came through ❤️ so many of you offered to help me with supplies and I couldn’t be more thankful for your support. You guys are the best all of you! 😘 I hate to take anything from anyone because we’re all in need and I feel so bad but Nathalie @myferalbabies_702 here wrote and said I got you supplies come pick up anytime and down to my last roll I took her up on her offer. ❤️ my god guys Nathalie got me toilet paper, paper towels and few distilled waters! 🙏 THANK YOU! in times like this the kindness people show is remarkable and so inspiring. I feel so blessed to have this communities support ❤️ people are really coming together and it’s heartwarming to see this. I also wanted to share Nathalie takes care of a cat colony all by herself and also traps for C-5 🙌 all of her colony is spayed and neutered and taken care of very well. What a amazing human being ❤️ Please show her some love, check out her feral babies and if you can she can always use some cat food too ❤️ We need more people like her in this world who in tough times still help others and take care of the community feral cats remember they need love too ❤️