Have you been doing the 12 days of simple pleasures? If you’re on my email list you’ll have my list of mindfulness prompts I use to keep myself calm during December. Because if you’re like me and have to work consciously to keep anxiety at bay, this time of year can be stressy. So when I’m feeling overwhelmed I remember to do enjoy the little things. When you can soak up the joy from simple pleasures it fills your cup and gives you more emotional resilience. This week I’ve bought myself flowers, had a pre-work swim at the beach, sat with my kids and had a gingerbread brandy snap ice-cream from @lapaleta and sang too loudly to Christmas songs in my car. If you want to play along you can get my list of simple pleasures ideas in the link in my bio. What are your favourite simple pleasures? Share them in the comments below 💝
Does anyone else hide themselves away when they’re going through a huge life/self change?
Sometimes the most common piece of advice is to find solace in others. But, how could you be expected to find solace in others when you haven’t even worked through issues on your own? The added pressure from questions like, “how are you?” “what have you been up to?” “who have you been spending time with?” - make it harder to find a clear thought.
I don’t want to have to explain myself to everyone. I don’t want to feel like I have to validate my decisions. I want to purposefully choose my company and not choose based on a societal obligation.
I’ve found my solace in routine, nature, and my dogs. I’ve found it in the friends I cherish most and trust to not cloud my thoughts. &most importantly, I found it in myself.
So, for all of my introverted creatures going through some change. It is okay to want to be left alone. It is okay to not want to be surrounded by family (or friends). Take your time and rejoin the world at your own pace 🌿
8 4310 hours ago
Ever believe in second chances?
For a lot of things but especially your health ❤
I placed a bet on me and my health and oh has it ever paid off better than I expected.. Heck Yes!
Don’t underestimate the importance of emotional intelligence.
The ability to understand, express, and manage your emotions, as well as your insight into what the people around you are feeling.
1 715 hours ago
It can take so much to summon the courage to let go of the people and things that are not good for us. But when your desire to have a better life becomes greater than your inclination to settle, you gift yourself the healthy life you deserve. These changes and choices - this, “letting go”- its not easy and you’re going falter along the way. But our mistakes are what make knowledge stick. And sometimes we have to make a lot of them in order to learn how to truly let go of the things that are not good for us... So that we can take hold of the things that are!
Yooooo. You are not required to appease and protect liars, manipulators and abusers. Say what you think. Stand for what you believe in. Share your perceptions. Let the chips fall where they may and trust that by staying true to yourself, you'll cultivate a place of positivity that suits your needs. You don't need poison and toxicity in your life. Accept its departure. 🌞👊
One of our newest instructor’s, Jason Davey, wife has recently been diagnosed with breast and bone cancer. As a member of this community we should aim to support him & his wife, which is why all proceeds from our Friday donation based class will indefinitely be going to help them. This community class is focused on just that - COMMUNITY. We can lift, support and care for each other so we will see you tonight at 5:30pm!
1 3116 hours ago
You’re only as good as your ritual 🌿 Creating a daily AM + PM ritual has proven to be the best way to get my daily self-care in. My day starts with coffee, journaling, and awakening my complexion. While at night, I wind down my body with a cup of tea + a bit of CBD. A ritual is a moment of your day that you solemnly look forward to; a moment when time stops and you can just be one, with yourself ✨ #RITUAL
Classroom coleus|Making room for root tentacles 🐙
While I could repot in soil at any time, I love watching the roots progress.
47 5,41715 November, 2019
#WorldMentalHealthDay We take care of our body, we make sure our appearance is on point but what about your MENTAL HEALTH?!
Up until about a year ago, I never told anyone that I go to counseling/therapy because there was always such a stigma behind it (especially in minority communities). But now I do whatever I can to speak on it so it’s NORMALIZED.
We are taught as children to internalize our feelings and emotions and just suck up life and keep going... then we carry OLD TRASH into adulthood and often have unhealthy relationships with friends, family & co-workers. It’s time to end the cycle and break that generational curse. INVEST IN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH!!!🙏🏽♥️ #CheckOnYourStrongFriends#YouAreNotAlone#FindYourPeace
128 5,04610 October, 2019
Stop waiting for that person to change. Stop waiting for someone to treat you right. Stop waiting for them to apologize. Stop waiting for the “right time.” Peace from the Lord is as present as the air we breathe. We just have to breath it in. But you cannot breathe it in if you are waiting for peace to come as a result of someone else’s actions. You can’t change or control people because you can’t change their heart. Only God can do that. So let him. Start having peace now. It’s a choice. Don’t sacrifice your peace for other peoples actions. #findyourpeace