We haven't had a post from Josie for a while and I have had several prompts today, that have led me to write and share the following; this is to all of our animal companions past, present and future - thank you, for enriching our lives. 💗 🙏 #grattitude
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Sometimes you need to get away from the chaos, the busy, the bustle of every day life.
It's about letting your senses reset, finding the quiet tranquility that exists in stillness and the present moment, letting everything else fade into the background.
Its about reconnecting with youreself in the purest most raw and beautiful form, where you are able to tune into the inner strength and wisdom you carry deep within you, where you realize you already have every skill and ability you've ever needed.
It's about sitting in that moment, completely engaged, present, balanced and still.
Then slowly, one by one you allow your senses to dance again, to be stimulated fully by the beauty that surrounds you.
You begin to see the array of colors more vibrantly, smell scents more powerfully, feel the breeze brush your skin like never before, hear the layers of sound occurring simultaneously in every direction, and taste the sweetness in the air around you. You emerge feeling greatful for this life you are fortunate enough to live, and these experiences you choose to create. Feeling more aware of yourself and the gifts you possess and more appreciative of your exquisit surroundings.
Gratitude. Strength. Balance. Love.
This is what it means to be alive. ♡
No, it isn’t a wine o’clock 😀 🍷 Decided to spend this gorgeous September weekend at a winery. “In Vino Veritas”
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Will check in soon 😉😎😊
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What a lovely day it was to play under the sun. I hosted one of my most popular workouts at Hellman Canyon, Whittier, CA known as the Chango Loco Brick WOD. Words are powerful and can be used in a healthy way to lift others up. We wrote motivation quotes /words on our bricks and used them as fuel to climb massive hills that stood in our path. #GetUpThereSon
Today is #worldgratitudeday
Gratitude is something I have been practising a lot throughout my 20’s and the more I have managed to express gratitude and include it into my daily life, the faster I’ve reached my life goals and the happier I have been.
The process of gratitude really is to just reflect and to recognise something that made you feel happy and then to appreciate it. If anything, it’s just a great exercise that can really cheer you up.
For me, gratitude has been a huge coping mechanism for various unpredictable situations I have found myself in and I always try and encourage friends and family to focus on the positives in a not so good situation as I have found this to be the best way to overcome and to self-heal.
As we all know, we cannot predict nor prevent bad things happening to us in our lives, but we can however, control our outlook on most situations and choose how we act and respond to them. I feel grateful for the bad things I have been through as they have moulded me into the person I am today, a stronger and more resilient person.
I look at gratitude as a way of cleansing my mind. I think of it now as a way of making space for more creative and fulfilling thoughts and I feel more at ease knowing that I can actually end my day on a more positive note.
If you find yourself feeling low in optimism, I would encourage you to adapt to new life of living and loving gratitude. Some of the simple things I like to do to express gratitude are: • Helping or doing something kind for someone
• Giving a compliment • Kickstarting my day with a positive affirmation #iamenough
• Taking a walk in nature
• Meditating 6-8 minutes a night focussing on my breath
• To smile more, even at strangers - even if they don’t smile back :) But best of all to worry less...
To worry less about the past or future and to be greatful for the now.
Happy World Gratitude Day!
Happy Saturday night!
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Still can't believe I got to go to this meeting last night and meet local cavers from my area! I can't wait to go caving with them next week. And hopefully I'll get to become a member too.
Opportunities like this are definitely a reminder how privileged I am to finally be seeking a higher education. I've definitely sacrificed a lot and worked really hard to finally be in school. I never imagined that one day I would discover and do things like this. I'm literally in awe of my life currently. For those who know me, know how truly meaningful all of this is for me.
I could rant forever... But my point being, everyone deserves a right to per-sue higher education!
Viendo caer, desde mi balcón, las primeras gotas de una anunciada y prometedora lluvia, pensé en el agua que estaba por caer.
Miraba al cielo. Pensé en lo importante que sería que saliera el sol e iluminara el camino,
de mi marido y de la gente que se encontraba, en esos momentos, en la calle, lejos de sus casas.
Sin haberse llevado paraguas (y sabiendo que vendría bien mojado, y cargado del peso de las compras) pedí al cielo que todo fuera bien a la hora de regresar a casa.
Confié. Dejé que la lluvia limpiara y se llevara mis pensamientos. 🙏
En un estado de atención plena, casi meditativo (me relaja ver y oír la lluvia cuando cae ligera) yo también "caí" dejándome llevar, dejándome fluir. "Todo saldrá bien, todos estos truenos pueden asustar pero esta vez no van a anunciar nada, se van a comportar bien, son momentáneos, no duraderos. Seguro que regresará mojado pero él se cambiará, y toda la familia comeremos en paz. La lluvia de hoy no va a hacer mal a nadie. Y lo agradezco. Gracias", me oía decir mentalmente... .
Y, entonces, recordé un Proverbio Africano (también muy acorde en estos últimos días, referente a la salud): .
«La enfermedad y los desastres van y vienen como la lluvia, pero la salud es como el sol que ilumina el pueblo entero». .
Gabinete Psico-Físico Helos
Today is World Gratitude Day - a day to express who and what you are thankful for. And for us that’s our clients. Without whom there would be no meaning to our work.
Thank you. .
It is a beautiful day spent on my own. The sky is blue, the breeze is gentle. Everything that I ever wanted for myself is here. I feel incredibly blessed and fulfilled. Two months ago I was embroiled in internal turmoil. Nothing felt certain. Everything felt chaotic and up in the air. Nothing is permanent but right now, I feel this deep sense of peace. Peace and tranquility, simmering within. #solitude#peace#grattitude
Have you ever felt like you want to do something, but you find yourself comparing your chapter 1 to someone else's chapter 20? You tell yourself, who am I to do this?
I get it, because I've been there too!
I remember when I started my first business, I had 0 clients, & a handful of followers. I just didn't know where to start.
It was so overwhelming. I felt like I was standing at the bottom of a mountain, trying to figure everything out.
As my diary started to fill up 2 years ago, here's what my life looked like:
Working in a spa 4 days a week.
Working every single evening, Saturday and Sunday.
Being a PA.
Going on training courses.
Being a mum to a two year old.
Keeping my house clean and tidy and putting food on the table.
I was EXHAUSTED.
It was when I really felt like Quitting, I realised If I didn’t keep going and learn the skills I needed to manage my time I was going to gently slip back into my old life, that I had worked so hard to leave behind.
Be a whatever it takes kind of girl, and make your dreams non-negotiable.
“Strong women stand together when things are rough, hold each other up when they need support, and laugh together when there’s no reason to”.
These are just a few of the women in my life who have stood next to me, supported me, and laughed with me through more crazy things than I can count. They all have their own battles to fight, and yet somehow make time to support and encourage other women around them with their talents, time, and love. In the words of the brilliant @brenebrown , these are my marble friends. These women show up. ⠀⠀
This morning I woke up feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for the people in my life who have filled it with goodness and light, even in the dark times. I could never fit them all in one picture, but they all have a place in my heart. Some are friends, some are family....but ALL are my tribe, and I love them! 💗
📿 The longer the wait is, the easier it becomes to rationalize away obedient waiting instead of waiting still further for Krishna to execute His will in His own way at His own time. “How long can this go on, Krishna?” Time looks different from Krishna’s point of view, the viewpoint of eternity. Trust that Krishna is still there and that days of waiting are never wastes. Often great prayers and other long-standing literary offerings that give solace to others are born from the distress and despair of waiting for Krishna to act.
📿The person who is very careful about his health does not generally fall ill. Similarly a person who is always fixed up in Krishna Consciousness cannot be defeated by maya🌼The only means of protecting us from the attack of maya is to be fully Krishna Conscious🌼