I was definitely on glue ... but the story continues... ❤️🌱🤸🏽♀️
I could say a million positive quotes . But ya know what ... it was hard, exhausting & exciting.. still is 😇
Some days I could jump on a plane ✈️ one way too never return 😂
But I’ll stick around annoying you all with my TB pics & food 🥘 pics 😉
All the food pictures 😂 #sorrynotsorry 🤷 #keepitreal#business always making it better .. (I hope ) ❤️
I’ve been feeling incredibly introspective – all I want to do is sit and think and reflect and plan. It’s a nice state of mind, but it’s occupying my entire brain and giving me crazy writer’s block.
Typically when I’m feeling emotionally congested, I spend time outside or make something with my hands. Chatting with family and friends sometimes helps, and Instagram is always creatively stimulating. But not today.
So help me out! Tell me what you do to get inspired 👇
Ahem - those of you that know me well know of my great disdain for the leafy green that is called KALE! I despise it truly and it is a revolting member of the general lettuce family and it sullies the family name with members such as Butter Lettuce and the staunch and mighty Romaine.
As much as I dislike KALE - I dislike a challenge even more.
My beautiful girlfriend said to me:
“I bet you couldn’t cook something really yummy with kale that would be better than a restaurant.”
GADZOOKS!! The gauntlet had been thrown. The challenge was on and I would not -I SAY NOT be defeated no matter the cost. KALE would most certainly not be my downfall. It has not the stuff to put me under.
I present to you all my victorious recipe in all its glory, conquerer of KALE the most heinous and dreaded.
Chayote squash over Purée of squash cream with a kale-poblano succotash. Appetizer - fresh Kale tempura with a citrus ponzu.
Sabe qual é o meu ‘problema’ com os métodos de ensino tradicional de inglês? Eles te ensinam ‘empurrando’ conteúdo, em níveis, sem necessariamente garantir que você consiga se comunicar usando o ‘básico’ do nível anterior.
Toda aula um conteúdo novo, toda hora algo ‘a mais’, a cada minuto uma super explicação da ‘etimologia’ da fucking palavra… os vários tipos de uso disso e daquilo… ahhh pára.
Foca no básico! Se preocupe em dominar presente, passado e futuro... Se preocupe em saber falar - muito bem, diga-se de passagem - sobre sua rotina, sobre seu presente e o que acontece nele (em casa e no trabalho). Saiba falar sobre seu passado, sobre o que você fez na última semana, na sua última viagem ou quando você era criança… sobre o que você fazia em seu último trabalho, qual era sua rotina lá... Fale sobre seu futuro de maneira simples… o que vai rolar no próximo fim de semana, na próxima reunião, etc.
DOMINE o básico e seja fluente nele!
E se você tá todo pimpão aí achando que isso é balela, assista a entrevista que o Rafinha Bastos deu para o Joe Rogan (link abaixo) e me diz se ele usou alguma coisa complexa ali.
O cara (Rafinha Bastos) é foda, fala bem demais… ...usando o básico.
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2 181 hour ago
The last few days have been ROUGH with my health ~ I caught a cold last Thursday & have been slowly making progress, but it's not been easy! I'm often quick to feel defeated when I make progress then something comes up that throws my health way off track again. 😕 This isn't a post to make anyone feel sorry for me or give me recommendations lol... It's just a post to keep it real & help people understand how rough chronic illness can be. 🙏 Have I gotten in 10,000 steps each day? Not even close! But I HAVE taken the NEXT step ~ I've done just ENOUGH each day to help my body keep slowly healing. It's not about doing ALL the things; it's just about doing ENOUGH. ❤ Cue the fall season ~ pumpkins, sweaters, boots - I love it all! 🍁 I truly believe we each have so much to give thanks for this season + we each have something to plant & a harvest to reap this fall. What investments are paying off? Keep doing them! What SHOULD you invest in more? Start doing it now. And no... It's not all about money! Invest in self care, others, your work, marriage... the list keeps going. 🌻
2 71 hour ago
When you’re in love everything looks and feels more pretty! Don’t let those rose colored glasses blind you from the realness but try and keep a healthy and realistic rosey hue view no matter what your relationship status is! 💗🕶💗 #complicatedshow
Had a wonderful morning talking to a local moms group about Family Nutrition and Mealtime Strategies. 👨👩👧👦❤️ Because lets face it, feeding the whole family healthy balanced meals is not always easy.
If you would be interested in a virtual version of this talk, share your favorite emoji. If there is enough interest I will see about setting something up soon!
So it’s the middle of the week and you’re headed home and wished you had dinner ready, but the reality is you don’t have much food in the fridge. You want to cook something, but you’re really hungry and don’t know will be quick.
I have your answer- black beans and rice. Black beans give you lots of fiber and plant protein and the rice gives you some carbs. For the beans, canned is totally fine! Just drain and rinse your beans and add them to your rice. (If you’re feeling ambitious or have more time on your hand you could make beans in the @instantpotofficial or other pressure cooker, but like I said- canned is fine!
After you add beans to the rice, top with whatever veggies or condiments you prefer. This bowl pictured above is inspired by chipotle and topped it with the following ingredients:
tomatoes (I used diced, canned tomatoes, but fresh is also fine)
chopped romaine lettuce
Salsa from @ridiculouslygoodsalsa
squeeze of lime
These ingredients work well together, but like I said, use whatever toppings & veggie you like.
We've all heard the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" about a million times growing up. Well, apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fibre. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.
Apples are so versatile. This apple syrup recipe can be enjoyed on toast, over porridge or even as substitute for egg in vegan cooking.
2 kg apples
The juice of an apple
Juice of half a lemon
80g organic coconut sugar** (optional: erythritol)
1 cinnamon root
In a big casserole dish cut all the apples in half.
Cook, with a little water, for about 30 minutes or until the apples become mushy. Stir regularly.
Strain the apple puree and leave to cool for 4-6 hours.
Add all the strained liquid into a pan with cinnamon, lemon and sugar. Reduce to a low heat, stirring frequently to avoid the pan from burning.
Pour the solution into a jar and leave in the fridge for up to 6 months.
When everything is stripped away in life, everybody is a human being that has problems, that has issues, has flaws, that isn't perfect. It doesn't make a difference what your sex is, what your sexual preference is, what your race is or what your background is. If you're a good person, you're OK in my book.
“Keep it real.”
It’s what I tell myself to myself about myself.
The includes taking a random picture of myself in my natural habitat.
My kitchen. It’s the home base for my family. Everything goes there. And no matter how tidy I make it- seconds later there will always be something else there.
Keeping it real is always embracing. Embrace the chaos, the hurt and pain, embrace your mess and imperfections.
Beauty is what you make of anything.
This. This is exactly how I've felt recently. From the minute my eyes open in the morning to the time I lay my head down at night I feel like I have a million things on my to-do list.
As a mom, working full time, and being a student, the to-do's in my life never end. The mom guilt is sooo real. Am I doing what's right? Could I be doing more?
Life it hard, it's not meant to be easy. I fully believe that I am in a state of mental, physical, and emotional growth right now. I believe that it will get better. I am trusting the process and trying my best to stay positive.
Truth is, we were meant for this. I am enough. I am worthy. I am strong. You are enough. You are worthy. You are strong.
Every single day I don't know how I'm going to do it, but every single day it still gets done. If that doesn't explain motherhood, I'm not sure what does. We are strong and we're not alone. We're all in this together. Stay positive, keep your head up, you've got this mama. 💕 #honestmotherhood
What does it mean to be a woman? It’s simple: anything you damn well want it to mean. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Women are single and married, have boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends, wives, or no partner at all. Some are mothers and some are not. Some stay at home while others work, maybe even multiple jobs. Some are their family’s breadwinner, some are just their own family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is no one way to be a woman. And not being married or choosing to not have children doesn’t mean you’re any less. We’ve made strides but for many of us societal standards still dictate who and what we think we should be. Standards that are outdated and have nothing to do with the women we are and the women we want to become. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Enough already. You do you. Your opinion and your happiness are the ones that truly matter. #ownyourtimeline
18 952 hours ago
YA GOTTA FEEL WHAT I FEEL WHEN I INTER MA ZONE😈. #keepitreal
2 282 hours ago
Social media can be a lot of things. It can be inspiring, reassuring and informative…It can also be toxic, divisive and deceiving. Our society has embraced this overload of information and false sense of security so tightly that it’s turned into addiction making people feel emotionally inadequate, spiritually bankrupt and physically sick.
The solutions to your problems won’t be found scrolling through inspirational memes about spiritual development all day. The solutions will only be found in doing the work. Digging deep down into the darkness to pull out those parts of your Self that need examination.
You’re not going to feel any better because you have more followers and likes. And the people out here preaching wellness and spirituality that use deceptive practices that follow/unfollow accounts…need to take a seat and look at what they’re doing for the sake of engagement.
What message are you really putting out if you’re not even being authentic with your audience?
Personally, I feel that this is just one more symptom of a much larger dis-ease. The need for love and acceptance. We’ve been conditioned for so long to believe that we’re not good enough. And, if we appear to have our shit together on social media somehow this validates our existence. That’s total bullshit.
The real work on social platforms should be to make the connections that contribute medicine to greater good of our society. To be the antidote to the problem, not part of the cause. The real work is in authenticity.
So, don’t use people to reach the goals that have you trying to appear much bigger than you are. That's just your ego. True alignment comes when you realize that you and your message are far more important than likes, views or follows. Just some food for thought. Blessings, xo Toni 🙏🏽
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Do you shy away from doing things you really want to in life because it’s hard?
Guess what - you’re normal!
I recorded this live for the women in my group and I’m sharing it here because It’s why so many people feel stuck and I want to help you get unstuck!!! P.S. if you’re in NWM here’s the link to the group - we’d love to have you 😎 **link in bio
In an effort to #keepitreal , here’s a filterless, no makeup, haven’t washed my hair in 4 days, my dog woke me up at 4am to go to the bathroom, unedited selfie. I’m ordinarily a high-self monitor, so I usually wouldn’t share that I definitely thought an assignment was due at midnight last night, only to open my computer at 10pm and find out it self submitted at 9pm because that was the actual deadline. But with technology becoming increasingly part of our day to day lives, I feel authenticity online should become the norm as well. So here’s an update on how my fall quarter is going leading into week 4 - I slept through my 8am class(fail), but my teacher revealed to us he forgot to take attendance on that day(win). I didn’t make the english show team for equestrian(darnit), but I found my home in Delta Gamma(deegee baby). My classes have a good amount of reading and work due(rip me), but I’m loving our in-class discussions because they’re engaging and interesting(let’s hear it for coms majors). All in all, life has its ups and downs, so my takeaway thus far is go with the flow and enjoy💛
Comment how your fall is going so far🍁⬇️ (also shoutout to slo for the beach weather in October)
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I’m 47 and although I have good skin when I see myself in the mirror or in photos I see things I wish looked better. There is a pressure to stay young and fit, all over social media we are bombarded with beauty standards that to be honest we can’t achieve.
Ageing is a natural process, we can take care of our bodies and skin but we all age. Every time I see a face with botox or fillers I wonder if I would do it, my husband is totally against it, he thinks that it takes away a face expression and it does. I’ve seen some women who’ve done it and you would not be able to tell but I think you can start with just a touch and after time you will want more.
I’m not against botox, fillers or even plastic surgery, it is a personal decision to do it or not. I want to be a good example for my kids and most importantly for my daughter cause we get more pressure from society, I’ve struggled with my weight since I was 14 and don’t want her to think she needs to have a X weight to be happy, and this year I’ve seen her looking at her reflection in the mirror and see her pulling her stomach in, she is only 8.
I’m changing many things in my life, I’ve let my real hair grow, I try not to talk about diets (mostly in front of my kids) and have stopped dieting, I workout regularly, and take care of my skin.
I don’t feel old, I have silver hair, wrinkles, age spots, loose skin, stretch marks but I’m healthy, I have two beautiful kids and a supportive younger husband so what else can I wish for.
Ageing is a privilege.
🇲🇽Tengo 47 años y aunque tengo buena piel cuando me veo en el espejo o en fotos veo cosas que me gustaría cambiar. Tenemos mucha presión social para mantenernos jóvenes.
Envejecer es un proceso natural, cada vez que veo una cara con botox o relleno pienso si lo haría. No tengo nada en contra, es una decisión personal pero pienso hay hay quienes no se los notas porque al principio empiezas con poco pero vas en aumento. Mi esposo esta en contra, dice que se pierde la expresión de la cara y en muchos casos así es.
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Are you into visualisation? Honestly, I'm a bit of a sceptic. While I know the mind is really powerful, I also know that DOING is more powerful than just DREAMING and you'll never find me talking about "manifesting" anything on here 😂 #keepitreal
I once had a sporting coach try visualisation on me. It was supposed to improve my game but I was so bored and fortunately my eyes were closed so she didn't see me rolling them!
Yes, my game improved but only through training really effing hard, rather than sitting still and visualising it.
BUT during that first year in hospital, after I retained a little movement in my upper body, my legs still wouldn't budge. I couldn't even wiggle a toe.
It was so frustrating, especially since I had been so active. I stared at them for months, waiting for something to move but nothing happened.
I grew increasingly anxious and desperate for SOMETHIND else to try - then I remembered visualisation. It hadn't worked before but I was willing to do almost anything!
I asked dad to stand at the end of my hospital bed then I closed my eyes and visualised moving my foot (previously that was impossible). "It's moving a little bit," he said. I opened my eyes to see for myself but all movement stopped immediately.
I did this several more times, closing my eyes and put all my energy into imagining my foot moving - and hey presto!
But that was only my foot and I still had 2 legs (pre-amputations) that wouldn't move so I applied the same visualisation techniques to them.
Finally, after lots of failure, I could raise each leg about half an inch from the mattress. It was only a small win but it was still a win!
These days, my movement is independent but I'm still sceptical about visualisation when it comes to things like a new 🏠 🚗 or 💰. I've always believed strongly in the power of the mind and my experiences have only strengthened this belief.
But YOU don't need a #braininjury to maximise the power of YOUR mind. There are so many little things you CAN do, even on the days life feels out of control. I try to post about them on here sometimes.
Have you had experiences with visualisation?