For overall good health and wellbeing we have to take care of our Self, our Dreams and our Gifts. Are you doing that already? Then congratulations to you. If you are not, then what is stopping you ? Have Courage to break the rules and regulations Society has put on you and find your Path. Life is too short to miss out on the amazing Gifts you can offer to the world. #yourlifestylemakeover .
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This is the funny thing... I love this man... we went to a movie and dinner this evening and I laughed and wanted to be next to him and I realize for all my longings and ambitions I have it all right next to me. Grateful to grow together, and laugh and walk away and come back.. who knew... #liftingtheveil#knownunknow#joyinacting#joyinlife#haveitall
The completion of the exercise using an animal and three sundry items that were on my desk: 1 - embroidery scissors that I mucked up! but perhaps they are credible as left-handed scissors?! At the time of drawing I was lost in the look of the picture... They are very sharp; 2 - my iPhone charger; 3 - a take-a-way cup I’ve been using a lot out of shame because I expect it’s not recyclable...😩 And a toucan. This exercise was to be relaxed and anti-perfectionist; to be lost in the moment of creating, rather than the end result. I have to relearn things all the time, and indefinitely. This point came up as I’ve been doing one of artist @adolfoserra ‘s online course through #domestika . It is VERY IMPERFECT and messy! Most of the paint was from the last gouache exercise. Anyway, I adore these birds. Parrots and toucans often look like they’re smiling, although their faces aren’t exactly ‘pretty’ in the first sense of this difficult word! I adore animals. I think I might have stronger feelings about animals as I get older?🤔 because my heart becomes very full when I see something like the majestic colours and forms of birds, a mother otter in water bestowing affection on her baby lying on her chest, a raccoon obviously having fun in a play area set up by a human...and indeed when one sees the interaction between animals and humans, wild or domestic. We were meant to be good stewards, indeed. I can feel better about life knowing that there are these amazing creatures on the earth. And I was aware of the bad stwardship of humans and the impact we have had on their habitats and food chains, etc. I guess the phone charger, though donned by my toucan as a bow tie, represents the presence and potential of the human animal. #animallove#wildanimals#toucan#tropicalbirds#stewardship#joy#joyinlife#gouache#gouacheillustration#winsorandnewton#fabercastellpolychromos#staedtlermarsmicro#simonefraser#simonefraserartist#banglesshouldjangle#unfiltered#imperfect#messy
4 2820 November, 2019
I had a great day out with my husband today. A bit of festive shopping, meal out and we were then having a look round some show houses. When I’m “kid free” it’s great to go and have a look at the decor, pick up some tips and dream a little! What do you enjoy doing when you have some time to yourself?
3 1919 November, 2019
“The greatest joy there is in life is creating. Splurge on it.” — L. Ron Hubbard, from “The Joy of Creating”
My sensitivity to nature & seasons is probably ridiculous, (though, those who know me, know I’m over sensitive about everything. Sorry. I just can’t help it). 🤷🏼♀️
Daylight savings time, both beginning & ending, gives me jet lag for 2 weeks. The cold, grey landscape of winter throws me into hibernation mode - stocking the freezer for soups & stews, putting sweats on the minute I walk in the door & craving cozy couch moments by the fire...until snow falls & I’m out in pj’s & boots, first thing in the morning to capture it’s untouched magic. ❄️
I’m like a flower in Spring, popping my head up at the first nice day, my face to the sun & my heart blossoming with unbridled joy. Each morning, i smile at the sound of the birds & walk the yard, excited to see what’s sprouting, budding & blooming. Spring makes me want to dance. Every day. 🌸🌼🌺🌱🐿🦋💃🏼🥰
By Summer, I’ve already been the puppy released from it’s crate, romping happily outside from morning til the last star shines at night. I crave every scent, sound & sight of Summer! 🌊☀️🌅🌳🌷🌹Today, as the last of the orange leaves fall to the crispy, brown ground & bare trees stand stark against cold, grey skies, I needed to share this bit of color to remind myself, that this too shall pass & way too quickly. There’s a gift of beauty in every day, so I’m just going to hold it in my hand & cherish every little minute. 🍂🧡
17 8918 November, 2019
- QUALITY LIFE - 🌟🌏🚶♀️⠀
After having a beautiful little getaway in Byron Bay, it really made me realise how the quality in our life is so important. I mean life is all about joy right?⠀
Prioritising your health is fundamental to ensure you have quality in the quantity of your life. ⠀
I urge you to evaluate your health & how this interrelates with the quality of your life. ⠀
After spending the weekend, walking & swimming I am so thankful for my health and ability to enjoy my life. ⠀
I want to know, how do you ensure quality? ⠀
-Stacey x 🌿⠀
I saw a meme the other day about a mom thinking about 20 different things... kids, work, bills, dishes, friends, phone calls, laundry, play dates, etc.... and then right next to her is her child thinking about ONE thing: ▪️Mom▪️
There’s so much truth to that and it’s sad that a meme needs to be a reminder but also I was THANKFUL that I saw it. And I hope I keep seeing things like that because I need to keep remembering to be present with them no matter how present I think I might be.
My children bring me so much joy and one of the main reasons is because they are soooo happy! Joy is truly contagious, isn’t it?! ❤️
Another beautiful day here in Scotland, UK. I’ve been enjoying a traditional start to the day (porridge) but with a twist! Today’s creation I’m going to call Blackforest porridge. It is absolutely delicious and I’ve decided it rather matches my hair! I love this for my breakfast it seems to fill my tummy and I can be a hungry girl sometimes. Plus I’m wanting to be a bit health-conscious and make sure that I’m not overeating on the calories, although this new creation has a few added in but let’s call it added antioxidants😉. So how do you like to start your day? (If you are trying to lose weight and want a photo of own recipe send me a DM and I’ll send it over to you)
Typical frosty day here, beautiful sunshine too! It was so cold that my glasses were getting steamed up when the wind blew in my face just as I was breathing out to see if I could see my breath! (I remembered doing this as a child with my sister - we’d pretend we were dragons!) Nature truly is beautiful and getting out and about in it is so good for the soul and the mind! Just breathing in the crisp chilled air whilst feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, blissful. It’s one of my self care strategies. What do you do to take care of you?
2 1515 November, 2019
Beautiful has no age. You are beautiful when light shines from your eyes & joy emanates from your soul. Beauty is your passion, your ideas, your kindness. You are beautiful when you give, when you love, when you touch, when you smile.
Defy the age obsession. Let your essence light up the world & celebrate all you are. Your true beauty can’t be found in a mirror & you, my friend, are much more than a number. - #joyinlife#aprilhugheskaufman#onlyoneyou#youarebeautiful#embraceyouressence#shinebrightlikeadiamond
Comment “YES” if you are Champion❗️⠀
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.⠀
Every year, on the third week of August, a fireworks festival (Vuurwerkfestival) takes place in Scheveningen – a little beach town near Den Haag. The event is held on the beach at Van der Valk Pier. Fireworks producers from several countries participate in a contest exhibition – Scheveningen Fireworks Trophy.⠀
Through the three days of the noisy colorful festival, thousands of spectators locals and tourist (it is recommended to make a room reservation in advance) gather to watch the beauty that light up the sky in a ceaseless noise.⠀
Two shows are held every evening. On the third one the organizers announce who is the winning producer.⠀
💌: DM for credit⠀
📸: Michael Fousert⠀
1 5714 November, 2019
Working on quotes for my craft fair on Saturday. I was really stressed over this for awhile: what do I write? What do people want? What color ink? Paper? Soooo many questions, and feeling like I had no time to try to research them.
And then I made a decision: this event is not about trying to please others. It's about being willing to put myself out there, and share my joy of calligraphy. And I am not going to try to guess everyone's desires.
I am writing things that I like, that maybe will encourage other women to believe in themselves and go out and chase down their dreams. 😊 And if others do not like my quotes, or color or ink choices, c'est la vie. 🤷♀️😁
I work every day to make people’s home dreams come true & thought I’d share my own. 🏡
I grew up on the south shore, but my my Mom grew up in Northport & my best childhood memories were visiting my family here.
I’ve admired these Bayview Ave. homes all my life. As a child, I’d look up at them from the Village Park & see people sitting on their porches & think, “Those are the luckiest people in the world to live here!”. As a teen, I loved to imagine the generations of families in each home who have made a life here. -
As an adult, I’ve lived my childhood dream of walking through many of these homes to show/sell & being inside is just how I’d imagined it would be. -
As I walk up, (or down), the steps, with the same wide-eyed wonder I’d had as a child, I’m immediately enchanted by the history & each beautiful detail.
Inside, I feel the energy of 100 years of footsteps, young & old, as my foot touches the dip in each well worn step. I feel the years of celebrations & tears.
I drink in every curve of the mouldings & admire the hands that created & carved them. I run my fingers over the mahogany railings & think of the hands that gripped them as they ran down to breakfast & up to bed. I gaze through the wavy glass & feel hearts leaping at the sight of the sailboats & sunsets on the harbor.
I step out onto the porch breathing in the salty breeze, as I look over a lifetime of my own memories boating on that harbor, playing in that park & strolling through this Village...& feel my heart is home. ❤️⚓️⛵️
What’s your home dream? 🏡
Vroeger had ik altijd to-do-lijstjes die NU af moesten en natuurlijk lukte me dat ook nog eens. Ik zat amper stil, soms, als ik aan het eten was maar ook dan checkte ik tegelijk ook nog even snel mijn mail. Druk? Ik? Wel nee joh, ik was gewoon lekker bezig. Dat mijn hele lijf vol met spanning zat merkte ik niet echt op.
Wat ben ik toch ongelooflijk blij dat ik dankzij het doen van lichaamswerk de rust in mezelf heb teruggevonden. Minder pijn, meer vreugde en meer energie. Geen to do lijstjes meer, ik leef nu meer vanuit mijn stroom. En weet je wat hiervan misschien wel het meest wonderlijke is? Dat nu zonder al die lijstjes mijn werk ook gewoon af komt en ook nog eens met veel meer ontspanning en plezier!
To-do or not-to-do? Hoeveel rust ervaar jij in je leven?
Wind beneath my wings...
Who are your support system? Who helps you succeed to your best ability? Besides your own self, those are the people that should be reminded how much they mean to you. Sometimes we take things for granted, because they are so easily given; but it’s important to acknowledge those who stand by you no matter what, and let them know they have a special place in your heart. They are the strength behind you, when you find it hard to see. They are the encouraging word when you need to move forward. They are the voice of reason when you have a doubt. Give thanks to those who help you reach great heights and soar, lifting you up when you’re drifting down. It’s your turn now, to bring them out of the shadow and help them shine. Like the wings of a bird that push, to get the lift, a person, also needs “a lift” to attain a higher joy in life and without that support , life just wouldn’t be the same. Support each other, you are needed, even in the smallest way.
# #windbeneathmywings , #supportsystem , #bestability , #talkingjoy , #acknowlegespecialpeople , #placeinyourheart , #strength ,encouragingwords, #voiceofreason , #givethanks , #helpshine , #joyinlife , #youareneeded , #beach , #atlantic , #ocean , #sand , #seagulls
𝐁𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐆𝐇 𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐈𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 🤛🏼💥💪🏼
Isn't it time LIMITATIONS DIDN'T EXIST in the mind...?
Isn't it time that we could only see ABUNDANCE...!!
And have GRATITUDE for all the ABUNDANCE which ALREADY EXISTS WITHIN US and FOR US...💖💫
It is TIME for EVERYONE to see, from the very YOUNG (infact especially the young so that they wouldn't need to unlearn), through to us adults, that ABUNDANCE IS EVERYWHERE and that all we need to do is SEE it..and FEEL it 💫
SEE and FEEL it within ourselves 💫
SEE and FEEL it surrounding us 💫
The first step is to unravel and recognise where you have these LIMITATIONS, and what LIMITING BELIEFS & DOUBTS you are holding onto...STOPPING you from moving forwards to more ABUNDANCE and FLOW in your life.
The second step is UN-LEARNING and REMOVING them 🤛🏼💥💫🙌🏼
ALL the DIS-EMPOWERING behaviours and the UN-RESOURCEFUL HABITS...habits and behaviours that no longer serve you...
ALL NEED TO GO!! 🤛🏼💥
In order for GROWTH and EXPANSION - UN-LEARNING is often as important (if not more) than actual learning.
We need to CHANGE our PERSPECTIVE 🙌🏼💫
CHANGE the ANGLE of our FOCUS 💫
REPROGRAMME our SUBCONSCIOUS 💫
And that's not always easy...it takes consistency, repetition and momentum...therefore even knowing these things is not necessarily enough...
even when the GOOD WORK has been put in it still takes consistency for the mind, body and soul to EMBODY it 🙌🏼
DAILY RITUALS are a good base for reprogramming the subconscious 💫
Moving the QI (energy) in our body, clearing any ENERGETIC BLOCKS to allow for fresh qi to circulate 💫
Moving our body differently too...
Being mindful and clearing subconscious patterns 🙌🏼
Recognising that actually ABUNDANCE is all around - LIMITATIONS are what need REMOVING 🙌🏼 💞
I couldn’t be more excited! I just uploaded my first of many IGTV videos to share my #personaljourney to living my best life.
For years I have struggled with finding purpose and contentment in life. I have often felt defeated, out of control and quite frankly just wishing that I could find the secret sauce that brought genuine joy into my life.
I thought teaching would fulfil me completely. I thought having a business that helped others would be the answer to my internal longing for something more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I have learned is that discovery and #givingvalue to others is something that #lightsmyfire . I am so excited to share with the world all the things that I discover in my day to day that make me feel alive!
Don’t get me wrong. I love my life! I have an amazing husband, the most beautiful son, incredible friends, supportive family, rewarding career and exciting business that fill me up and I am so grateful for.
But I’m sure there are many women just like me who look for things that are just for them that will drive their life and enhance it to a new level.
Who knows maybe something that I discover will be something that will #enhanceyourlife too!!! And I can’t wait to share it all with you!!!!!!
While stopping to satisfy my sunset & sailboat addiction, I met an elderly man beach combing with a metal detector. He stopped when he saw me walking toward the water & waved his arm toward the setting sun. "Can you believe", he exclaimed with a hint of an accent, "how beautiful this is?! Can you imagine taking this for granted?!" "Oh, I never take this for granted", I replied. He looked at the water again & shook his head. "So many people miss it. They don't stop to appreciate the beauty we have all around us". I smiled & showed him my camera in one hand & phone in the other & said, "That's why I'm bringing it to them". ☺️🧡
😸Breakfast of the day: overnight oat with rice milk🥛, banana 🍌 and blueberries + avocados 🥑.
The joy of eating healthy.
The joy of preparing and appreciating food 😻.
Happiness is.... FOOD 💚💜😹
1 228 November, 2019
Take a look around and find JOY in your life today. .
We are all created in JOY. .
JOY can be a destination, but it can also be the vehicle that you use to get to that destination. .
Faith, Grace, Gratitude, and Love all merge together, at different times and in different amounts, to create joy. .
There is Love, Growth, Tears, Change, and Self-Realization in this card. .
Stop, take a breathe, be goody, and find JOY today. 🙏♥️❤️♥️
Public accounting is a draining job. Long hours, high stress, endless to do list. Don’t worry, there are positives and days that are truly rewarding.
Something I started to realize though was I was draining my cup and getting burnt out by only focusing on work.
Then I found coaching. It was something I never knew I needed. I just wanted discounts, find a supportive community and to help a few friends along the way.
But coaching has become so much more to me. It fills my cup to the brim when I get to spend time with my coaching friends. It fills my cup when I get that thank you from a challenger for checking in on them and supporting them on tough days. It fills my cup when I get that transformation photo or an excited text about weight loss that someone had from the program they are doing.
If you’re only ever draining your cup and not doing anything that fulfills you, your cup will go empty and you will burn out. By having coaching to fill my cup, I feel as if I am a more positive person at my corporate job and at home. It spills into all aspects of my life.
Tomorrow we are hosting a Coaching Info Happy Hour where we will share our experiences, what this coaching thing is all about and why it fills our cups. If it’s ever been something that interests you come hang out and learn more! Link is below!
Overwhelmed and anxious about the pressure of this week’s responsibilities?
Your dilemma of how to handle emotions of overwhelm and anxiety is so common. I too find myself in that state all too often. When I do, I take a few minutes to sit with myself, to center, and reflect on the strength I find within and from the eternal power of God, of the universe.
Recently, I was introduced to a short breath modality that helps me reach a state of calm. It is so simple.
Take 4 rapid breaths, inhaling and exhaling through the nose, and then a long, slow inhale, hold for a second and exhale slowly. Do four sets of these at one time, and then return to breathing normally. Very calming and seems to reset the anxiety level. And then reflect on the truth that you live in the present moment, not the past or the future.
I encourage you to think about each responsibility you face this week and choose a couple family members or friends to calmly approach for support and help. Making the decision to ask them for help,
out of a place of calm composure, will be good practice. You don’t have to be Super Girl this week. 😉
I pray this morning you awake to the light of God’s promise of joy. He offers it to us every morning, we just have to choose it.
I know there are seasons in our lives when we don’t think we have the strength to choose joy, when the darkness of what is troubling us fills every cell in our bodies.
It has been my experience that sometimes when I have felt I did not have the strength to choose joy, when I have cried out in anguish, God has given joy to me to unexpectedly. He ushered in joy and lightened my troubles.
If you’re going through something that steals your strength to choose joy, I pray God gives joy to you unexpectedly today! #everywherejoy#joyinthemorning#psalm30#joyingodsword#joyinthemoment#unexpectedjoy#joyinlife#joyjourney#joy#joyfilled#lightofjoy
6 114 November, 2019
So recently I've discovered a whole new way of editing urban photography and it's got me a little bit excited. I'm gonna be sitting down with my little ideas notepad and coming up with new and creative ways to photograph this beautiful city that is London. Looking forward to sharing with you! (I'm thinking I might go with some sort of rainbow theme, like an urban shot with a different colour of the rainbow each time)
Do you get Sunday scaries? You know that feeling where you are bummed the weekend is over and you just don’t want to do Monday? Or any day of the week for that matter.
My week starts on Sunday and Saturday night I just get so bummed and sad. Today we went out for lunch and stopped at sams club.
On the way home he asked me why I was sad. My response? I don’t want to go to work tomorrow. My job lately has been draining the life out of me.
I am very thankful and grateful to have something I can lean into that brings me so much joy! It makes me happy when I can inspire and help other women to start their healthy living journey! Are you next?
Ok.. I'm super nervous and super excited... I've taken the plunge and blocked out the whole of January to finally WRITE MY BOOK - eek!
I'm always talking about the importance of PERMISSION - how we need to give ourselves permission (to do what we love, to take breaks, to leave work on time, to change something in our lives etc etc etc). And I finally realised I need to give MYSELF permission to write my book!
I have no idea how I am going to make it work and how I will keep The Joyful Doctor on the tracks at the same time but I know I don't have to do it on my own - I CAN ASK FOR HELP!
So... I'm going to launch a Kickstarter Campaign on Monday to help fund some of the process and I'm really quite nervous about it! My Imposter Syndrome is going berserk ('How dare I ask people to support this?!') but I know I have to live my message and be courageous. I can't do this without your support.
I'd really appreciate any words of encouragement and support - please click the link in our bio if you'd like to follow the campaign and offer your support...
7 192 November, 2019
Happy #AllSaintsDay & #AllSoulsDay ✨
To remember these days i’ve created some free bookmarks! Download, print & read @ designjane.com/blog/souls-saints-and-actions + November News Flash: https://bit.ly/336EpLI
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Looking back at what an incredible couple of weeks it’s been with family, nature, quiet and play. Just got back from Costa Rica and always dumbfounded by just how much energy and spiritual fuel some time away from the mundane can give.
I’ve noticed that when we’re stripped of the adult qualities that we so desperately yearned for as we inched along year after year in our childhood era, we subtly lean in a little closer to our childlike abandon that once extended such joy in nothingness.
So with a giant heart smile I extend a hand to you... let’s dwell in our inner-chiquita. 🤝 Let’s welcome her in daily, rather than wait for the task list to be complete, the world to slow down, the noise to soften or the moment to be right.
THIS MOMENT is right!
Comment “Chiquita” if you’re coming to the soul-child dance party. 🌸🔥🌈🍭🤸🏽♀️