We each have our own mountain we are climbing.
The slopes are all different, at different times. Some mountains are bigger than others. Some have grassy meadows to start, others look like something out of Lord of the Rings!
Too often we look up the mountain to see how far we have to climb.
Rather than look down the mountain to see how far we have climbed!
Too often we are too hard on ourselves.
Let's take a moment today to acknowledge how far we have come, the progress we have made, rather than judge ourselves for how far we perceive we need to climb!
As a health coach I love helping people live their best life. Our emotions control every aspect of life. To help people understand that it’s ok to let go and see results is gratifying. Thank you to all who trust me to be their coach. #healthcoach#mentalclarity#enjoylife#liveyourbestlife #
🖤The ones who lend a hand to hold as you worry about a test/procedure/surgery...
🖤The ones who wipes your tars away & rubs your heads to try to sooth you...
🖤The ones who advocate for you when you're too weak to advocate yourself...
🖤The ones in your worst moments look deep in your eyes & tell you that you can get through this bc you're already doing it...
🖤The ones who don't sleep as they watch over you all night in ICU & in your regular room to make sure you're well taken care of...
🖤The ones who feed you in the hospital...
🖤The ones who sing & laugh while driving coast to coast for doctor appts to make it a fun roadtrip...
🖤The ones willing to make fools of themselves just to bring joy & make you laugh in the day...
🖤The ones who go head to head w/ docs bc they know your quirks & plead their case as to why to investigate further...
🖤The ones who get up w/ you at night to make sure you take your meds...
🖤The ones who help you shower, dress, put your shoes on & do your hair...
🖤The ones who celebrate & point out every victory when you don't see it...
🖤The ones who get your frustration & still love you anyways...
🖤The ones who travel this very challenging medical road w/ you so you know you're not alone...
🖤These are my parents. I wish every person were as lucky as I am to have such supportive parents. I'd be lost without them & wouldn't be able to receive the care I do. My dad is 99% of the time behind the camera. He is there though. My mom & dad each help me in different ways. -Megan King
🖤Caregivers work their tails off. It is the hardest job. My mom stopped working to be my caregiver. She should get paid along w/ all the other caregivers out there. Thank you for all you do. Between my mom & dad I'm a lucky girl.
.. #caregivers#caregiver#caregiversupport#caregiving#cargegiverlife#familycaregiver#EhlersDanlos#ehlersdanlossyndrome#chronicillness#invisibleillness#socialimpact#hospitallife#livewithpurposeandpassion#liveyourbestlife#bestparents#chronicpain#chronicpainwarrior#spinalfusion#spinalfusionsurgery#zebrastrong # spoonielife #patientadvocacy#tetheredcord#advocacy#patientadvocacy#postop
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Walking through the jungle can clear your mind right,
Bringing all intentions to the purest of sight,
The only thing that matters is you’ve made it this far,
Work hard and appreciate you’ve brought your life up to par,
This is how I’ll continue to live
Do everything with purest intentions since that’s all I have to give,
Because when giving without expecting in return
You’ll live a life fulfilled but continue to learn
That Doing things by your rules
And no one else’s approval
Be kind because you mean it
Sing like it’s your greatest hit
Dance as you feel the rhythm move throughout your soul,
And love like you’ve never been hurt before, that’s the goal.
You have nothing to lose
Because first, it must be you, who you chose 🌿🦋 #liveyourbestlife#selflove#riseandgrind#riseup#bosslady#bossbabe#aloha#kona#konahawaii#poetry#poetrycommunity#inmyfeelings#sundayvibes
0 1922 minutes ago
Sometimes, we get tired of caring for other people; and, sometimes, we just want to give up and be that weird person who'd die alone.
Don't forget that your vulnerability will allow someone to be vulnerable; this creates an opportunity to allow the other person to feel your heart, or even touch your heart! AND THEN, MAGICAL THINGS WILL HAPPEN WHEN WE ALLOW HEART-TO-HEART MOMENTS TO HAPPEN.
My friends, I thank you in advance for that heart-to-heart moment.
You never know what to expect When puppies play at the park ... Wait for it 😂😂😂 #noshame
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We all make turns everyday that leads us somewhere. It's not a straight path but it's the only path you know. Do you ever wonder where you would be if you've made a different turn?
Happy 26th birthday to my best friend! 🖤 Not only are you my son’s father but you have been there for me through ups and downs. It hasn’t been easy but I know that I will forever respect you as a person. You have an amazing musical talent and you are the best father I could ever ask for for our son Jamie. I simply love you & will always 🖤✨🎂 •
is when we are
ourselves. - faraway
True Happiness is when everything falls into place -
You are at peace and completely content with your being;
You can be alone by yourself and still feel happy and at peace;
You have the love of your life and even when you’re apart you know your love is still alive;
Finances are in a good place and your worries are at ease;
And even if everything does go array for a second, you know everything will be just fine & find its way back in time.
True Happiness is enjoying the present moment for what it is, and not worrying about what the future has in store.
Recently I’ve been working on a habit of telling my boys to ‘be aware’ as they head out the door, as opposed to ‘be careful,’ or ‘be safe.’ There’s something about the word ‘safe’ that is indicative of holding back, implied limits. As I think about the life I want them to live, the future I want them to have.. it’s one that’s full of adventure and excitement, pursuing that which breathes life into their souls, gives them purpose, and fulfillment. And let’s face it, it’s impossible to live an adventurous life when you’re too busy being safe. Awareness, alternatively (‘the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness’); using learned information, quick thinking, intuition, and consciousness of each situation and those around them to make the best decisions for the moment, all while not being suppressed by fear. The possibilities are endless. “The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.” .
. #adventure#liveyourbestlife#boymom#raisingmen#loveyourlife#dowhatyoulove#fearlessparenting .
Today I woke up with purpose and this could not be anymore relevant !
Don’t allow yourself to only be an option.. We need you rise up and make ourselves number 1 and if anything doesn’t fit then have the power to say NO ! #liveyourbestlife#itsallupfromhere
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What’s Important to You? 👉🏻
For a long time I lacked a strong sense of self.
If you’d asked me “what’s important to you?” i’d have probably said what I thought you wanted me to say.
I was so fixated on what others thought and on avoiding disappointing people that I lost complete touch with who I was.
Until I stopped pleasing, and started listening within. I stopped numbing and I started feeling. I embraced anxiety and suffering and let myself learn from what my body was saying.
9 months later I get a lot less anxious. I care a lot less what people think, because I know wholeheartedly what’s important to me. Getting real with myself was the best gift I gave myself.
If you feel triggered and reactive a lot of the times and battle with approval seeking, anxiety and subsequently “avoidance” or numbing, take some time for as long as you need, to find out what your personal value system is.
And if you’re not sure how to do that, inbox me. I’m always happy to help and share. Life’s too short to suffer in silence. As a member of our community I am always here for honest sharing and heartfelt support.
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She never felt ready, but she was brave, and the universe responds to brave. 🙃
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Brandi looking good in Yosemite!
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👦Boys🧒🏼Boys🧒Boys👶🏼 There's never a dull moment when you're in a house full of boys!! They're so much fun, it's gets so wild and chaotic, they fight then say "I love my brother'' . Always willing to help and learn new things! I dont find myself mad often, I try to soak up every minute and laugh every chance I get!! I also almost always have to wipe the toilet before I sit down 😭🤦♀️ Pray for me 😂 Nothing but blessed!! 🙏 #boysboysboys#boymom#boydad#littleloves#tinyhumans#ladybarber#forwayne#liveyourbestlife
An important investment; the most important one. Your body is the cup from which you pour from into other people and endeavors-all of your energy is stored there. If your cup is run down and bordering on empty, how can you do what you were meant to do? Take care of YOU so you can take care of everything else 💛 #liveyourbestlife#mobiletherapeuticbodyworks#relax#naturalhealing
Have a week that is all things fun and beautiful lovely humans 💋
my Kesia and I insist on some drama as well, be dramatic - feel everything deeply, sit on posh chairs, be wild 😂💛 Happy Monday x .
So then Bill asked me to dance. I crashed a wedding in my black gym pants and t-shirt. Awkwardly, I walk in and oddly met the groom (he was like....who is this!??!!?) We danced to an up beat poppy wedding tune. After the song I thanked him for the dance and walked back to my guests at the firepit by the lake.
Bill was kind. He came back down and brought me a s'mores gift bag ( #weddingcrashers ) I kindly accept.
📢To all my busy mommas
Do you set intentions each week??
Or do you let each week drag you along, and whatever happens happens?!
Just an FYI... intentions are different from the never ending Mom to-do list/Tasks!!
What I am talking about is...
Setting intentions that have to do with you as a person, something you aim for.
Something for your well-being, something that makes you feel good, so that you live well!
My intentions are kinda the same each week, some are big and some are small.
And to be completely REAL.... there are many times where I just let the week drag me along. And by mid week I’m feeling angry because I haven’t intentionally set time for Me to work on Me. And I know as a Mom this can be daunting. Because it’s like well🙄...TELL me WHERE I can possibly FIND TIME🤦🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
I still struggle with this. I’m a Work in Progress😂
Well. we all are! ✨
I’m just curious as I’m writing down my intentions for this week...
my kids are all sound asleep and I’m the only one awake.
I need to get my butt to BED😴
These are some questions I ask myself each week...
What is important to me this week?
What do I have to do to complete this?
How will I feel once I complete this?
“Stop living on auto-pilot and Start living on purpose” 🙏🏼
Good night world✌🏽💋
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Nights like this are the reason VanLife is so amazing!
Don't get me wrong, we get the opportunity to see the most amazing places and hike beautiful trails.
But there is something indescribably zen about spending the night with loved ones around a fire, staring up at the Milky way and stars.
It just feels so peaceful, so right. These are the nights that stay with you for years to come.
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Weekends with my love are my favorite, but I can’t wait until we get more than these short visits! Scroll to see my response to Jess saying “You can’t lift me.” 😘💪🏼
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Thought of the day: 12 year old Brianna would be simultaneously in disbelief and impressed by 28 year old Brianna.
Surround yourself with people who don’t ask too much of you and love you for all you are. People who’ll always be in your corner and help you learn from your mistakes without any judgements in their eyes. People who are loyal to you, just as you are to them. People who are willing to make sacrifices for you and meet you half way instead of you having to put in all the effort. People who have the capacity to realize when they’ve hurt you and apologize for it — people who are worthy of your love.
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Remind yourself this everyday!
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Reminder to be a little more patient with yourself and the process!