I call it, “The kids are finally napping🙌🏻” and yes, praise hands are part of the title #longday .
You guys, I am no artist. I mean, I’ve crafted a lot since I was a kid.
But I’ve never taken an art class or learned how to draw. I have no technical skills in art. And I’d really love to learn. Because I have SO many ideas for things I’d like to create, I just don’t know how.
And for some reason, this past Fall I thought it might be really relaxing to spend a little time to “learn.” We have some acrylic paints, paint pens and my mom got me some hand-lettering books for Christmas. When my husband is out of town for school, I usually goof around with something artsy after the girls go to bed for the night.
I’m definitely not good/ have no idea what I’m doing. I’m very slowly improving my handwriting (a struggle since forever, I just write too fast😂). But I guess being good isn’t the point of doing it. It’s relaxing and gives me some time for a creative outlet. And that’s important.
I think creativity has a lot of manifestations—how do you express yours?
Our newest program that is a blend of Barre, Yoga, Pilates, Cardio Interval and Dance has taken me completely by surprise.🤩
And it’s not just the workout... it’s the personal development within the program that I’ve become obsessed with. Our trainer is bursting with positivity in every workout, exploding with motivation and alway reminding us it’s OK to be ourselves.
In this program you learn to move without fear and judgment. The same with our support group... you are FREE to be YOU! .
Because there is no one you should rather be ❤️
Open enrollment is currently going on for our next accountability group... ask yourself this ~ WHY NOT NOW?
Like or comment below to get all the details... lots of SPECIALS going on right now too! ❤️
🍃. Je n'ai rien besoin de plus.
On est là, en santé, ensemble, en famille.
On se retrouve, on est abrités, sous un toit rempli d'amour et de bienveillance.
Apprécier, ressentir, reconnaître. Aimer. 🍃
Se serait vraiment être fou que d'être plus exigeant à vouloir plus, quand on a déjà ce qu'il y a de plus beau et d'essentiel dans la vie.
Je suis tellement reconnaissante.
Tout ce que je vivrais en plus c'est du bonus, mais j'ai déjà tellement tout en ayant tout ça : la santé, l'amour, la bienveillance et les valeurs échangées/partagées.
La seule chose que j'ai à dire finalement : c'est vivez heureux. 🍃
Rendez-vous heureux ! ✨
Faites des choix en accord avec qui vous êtes et avec ce que vous avez dans vos trippes, que ça relève de (faire des choses) l'exceptionnel ou de choses absolument basiques, soyez vous tout simplement.
It is so easy to come up with excuses for why we don’t do the things we say we’re going to... ‘If I had an extra 10 minutes then I would...’ ‘If this person hadn’t done this then...’ ‘ if this hadn’t have happened then...’ And so on!
We are never going to be able to control the things that we can’t control... ever! So why do we allow these external factors to take opportunities away from us!
It’s time to take responsibility for our lives... all of it. Yes bad things can happen that seem like obstacles, but these situations themselves are neutral. It is our interpretation of these situations - be it positive or negative, that shape whether or not we see these things as an excuse or an opportunity.
What excuses have you been making lately? Why have you been making them? Think about this today and how these excuses or perceived obstacles could become an opportunity for growth.
Learn to trust yourself. Do the thing you said you were going to do so that you CAN learn to trust yourself.
Stop playing the blame game.
Opportunities not excuses! #meditation#growth#personaldevelopment#opportunity#mindfulness#journey#mantra#betterthanyesterday#spiritualawakening
To God be the glory for the things HE has done! . .
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1 77 minutes ago
the real reason we never miss an event💄
1 27 minutes ago
This place....... I just... 😱😱
1 87 minutes ago
Take time for the simple things that fill you up. The walks outside, the cuddles with fur babies, the cups of tea in the sun. There’s little joy in the rushing 💜🙏
I GOT A NEW TAT IN NOVEMBER with my Bestie...❤️🙊 This one does have meaning... Yes, some people get tattoos without meaning (me included), shocker!! 🤯
It all starts here:
I WAS DYING. 🥺
My body, my soul, everyyyything was shutting down while the fever spiked up again... 5 days or so they didn't even know what I had besides a heavy duty infection.
They asked me what I had done last night,
I only admitted to the loads of alcohol and lack of sleep. I omitted things I am not gonna discuss here because I blacked out. 🤦🏻♀️🤣 Katrina was out, my alter ego, and I am embarrassed of her cause she did all the mess and I was there to pay for it. 😝🤦🏻♀️ After tests and the wrong antibiotics, that burned my veins... after like 7 days... 15 days with 100F + fevers... 😫 My doctor finally hit the infection and I was getting better. ❤️ This is why I got it, the tattoo, because I AM ALIVE, thanks to my God Almighty Yahweh! ❤️ My story will go on!
Because He gave me GRACE. ❤️ He healed me. 😍
Even when I wanted to QUIT all this life.
A few ideas of positive coping strategies during stressful times 💗✨ What would you add to the list? #positivecopingskills
2 17310 minutes ago
A message to those that feel like they don’t belong at the gym: you will get there. I started going to the gym regularly two years ago (February of 2018). When I first started going I felt super out of place. I would see so many people that looked like they belonged there and, feeling so much like I didn’t, I would want to quit. These other people looked like they’d been going all their lives - all confident and knowledgeable. But there I was, feeling super intimidated by the whole environment. And then there’s the equipment... I didn’t know how to use almost everything in there apart from the most basic cardio machines. Plus, I was embarrassed about what I didn’t know. I certainly wasn’t about to walk over and figure it out by staring at the instructions (let alone ask someone for help! #hellno ).
Here’s the thing that I hope helps you if you’re considering starting to go to the gym: it is a process. Sometimes, it’s a long process. See, it’s taken me two years to no longer feel out of place. It’s taken me two full years of showing up three to five times per week to finally feel comfortable enough to walk up to a machine I don’t recognize, read the instructions on the side of it and then try it out. It’s taken me two years of showing up to feel comfortable enough with the exercises I’ve learned to not worry about who may be staring at me judging that I’m doing them wrong. If you find any of this relatable, try to remember, this process of growing and becoming better is a long one. There’s no instant quick fix here. No shortcuts. No easy way. It’s about being uncomfortable and doing it anyways. Then when it gets easy, it’s about finding a way to make it more uncomfortable again. And so on, and so on. Good news: you’re not alone. I’m here for you! #gymlife#personaldevelopment#growthmindset#gymmotivation#homemakermommyvstheworld
I'm working feverishly getting the Decorations ready for that special day- my book launch party for my new self-esteem journal, "Learning To Love Me", Sunday, March 1st at Orijennal Art at 2 PM!
I'm So Excited! This Is My First Published Book!!! I'm Praying That It Blesses Many People!
"Today I teach entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches and consultants how to uncover their story, find their message, and create massive impact in this world. To align themselves with the core of who they are and their unique gifts and talents, create a powerful message that moves people into action." Get a chance to meet and learn from Odette Peek as she share with us lessons, tips and advice on how to run a successful business and personal life.
@kdlifecoach I'm here to help guuuuuys!! I offer a 'whole life assessment' to clients where we look at ten key life areas which all need to be balanced in order to achieve happiness and harmony in our lives.
We score them 1 to 10 and then base sessions around the areas we want to work on.
It breaks down where you are at and makes your development tangible.
Taking ownership of where we are in our lives is a keep step in moving forward and progressing.
Se non cambiamo, non cresciamo. Se non cresciamo, non viviamo davvero.
1 716 minutes ago
How to find comfort in discomfort
Have you ever noticed that when you’re presented with a risky decision, your mind seems only remember the times were the risk didn’t pay off?
It may seem weird, but it actually makes perfect sense.
One of our mind’s primary functions is to protect.
This goes back to primitive humanity, who would rely on their instincts to survive another the daily hunt.
When a problematic situation arises, our brain creates cognitive shortcuts that highlight the emotions that were previously felt during similar experiences.
If these emotions were negative in any way - for example, pain from being bitten by a lion - feelings of discomfort and apprehension are released to prevent this experience from reoccurring.
The problem is we are yet to evolve beyond these primal instincts, and still apply the principle to modern day problems.
The process goes a little something like this:
Situation A is experienced negatively.
Situation B is presented further down the line.
Our mind correlates similarities with situation A and situation B.
As a result our mind emits feelings of anxiety, causing us to avoid the risk of situation B.
The thing is about positive outcomes - even after having feelings of dread or worry about the circumstances - is that they only produce temporary feelings of satisfaction before reverting to the mean.
However, take a minute now to remember a time when your distress was misplaced, and how you felt upon achieving a positive outcome.
Makes you feel pretty good, right?
If you can’t put your finger on a specific time, don’t fret - because there will be literally hundreds of these moments that your mind has conveniently forgotten.
This is where the ‘how’ part, comes in.
From this moment on, every single time you are presented with a; decision, situation or task, that involves some element of risk, I want you to repeat the exercise above.
The first couple of times will feel unnatural - like you’re trying to trick yourself into gambling your life away.
But if you stick with it for long enough, I think you’ll be surprised at just how much pleasure can be found in discomfort.
1 317 minutes ago
You can learn a lot about someone from their phone: the different messages they have with friends and family, the screenshots and photos saved in their album, and the memes or posts they saved for reference “later.” I know I have some random favorites saved for the right moment to share. What do your memes say about you? .
Where does passion come from?
What is this force of energy that fuels our hearts deepest desires?
💭I remember — a young teenager version of Sarah living in Ottawa, Canada.
Dreaming of the day she would be speaking fluent Spanish. Imagining what it would be like to immerse herself in a Latin America culture. A place she for some reason was so curious about & deeply intrigued by...
She was completely obsessed with the idea. Without realizing it, she had completely devoted herself to this dream.
She studied everyday for years. She faced her fears and travelled alone. She stepped out of her comfort zone in far away places. She took every chance she could to practise. She failed & embarrassed herself many times. She shed so many layers of her identity and painfully left behind any limitations that we’re holding her behind.
All of this — to bring her closer to this feeling, this passion. This undeniable vision she had of this new life and new self in this new world.
💭I look back today — as i write this message from Mexico City. A place I feel so fortunate to call my home. Where i am immersed in a culture I love so deeply, and am speaking Spanish everyday.
Living a life that could have only ever existed in my young teenage imagination and wildest dreams..
I reflect today — on the power behind passion.
This powerful force within me that not only drove me to this new life — but also completely transformed me as a human being.
This inner guidance system that fuelled me forward — that ignited every action & inspired idea within me along the way.
💭This life force — exists within all of us.
Fuelling our growth — guiding us at each and every moment through these feelings of excitement, joy & passion.
What ideas get your heart racing? What re-occurring vision excites you more than anything?
Open yourself to your hearts deepest desires & allow your passion to transform you.
Use it’s creative energy to expand & project you forward.
Surrender to it. Trust it.
Follow its guidance & watch — as it creates you into the person that will enable you to live the life of your wildest dreams.
Growth & Change: Last Friday I decided to get a beautiful color and haircut by the lovely and talented Marci @lavenderandivyhair in Beaverton. She did such lovely work and I truly felt thrilled with the experience. This change makes me reflect on life and change. I have been working on inner and outer changes for quite some time now. I have come to believe that it is not the pinnacle we are seeking that is the most beautiful part of life. It is the path along which we walk every day that is our teacher, our guide and can freely give to us life’s best experiences. If we are always focused on the summit, we miss those wildflowers, rays of sunshine and those that accompany us on the path. The true beauty is that “you can never get it all done.” That’s the key & it is very freeing because there will always be more to explore, more to learn, more to grow from on this twisting path called life. Every day we create a new reality & that’s the most exciting thing about this universe! What have you found on the path today?
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I used to hate journaling and thought a planner was a waste of time￼. in 2013 my brother Charlie gave me a course by Tony Robbins called RPM rapid planning method￼￼. Tony showed me in that training why it is so important to plan and journal. why that is what the wealthy do￼. it is easy to complete simple task without a blueprint but trying to build something long-term that is meaningful that will have massive impact takes a good plan and sticking to that plan, modifying it as needed. I was homeless for over six years with no direction now I have a home and a plan to impact the world journaling is the tool that got me here and will get me to where I want to go. ￼￼￼￼
2 419 minutes ago
EVER FEEL STUCK WITH YOUR WORKOUT?⠀
📈When we start our fitness journey it is normal to go through some plateaus after the initial quick gains, this is because our body is going trough the AIDs process (Adaptation to Imposed Demands).⠀
🤔However, if you have been stuck for a while and you are not getting any better, it is time to reasses yourself! Maybe your workout has gotten too easy for you, or maybe you just need to change the exercises to stimulate your body and mind!⠀
💪When that happens, start by trying these few tips om your workout and watch your gains start rising again!⠀
Tag your friends and follow @kilian_simple_wellness for more tips and tricks on your journey of wellness!⠀
1 720 minutes ago
Watching the sun rise and the beginning of a new day brings such hope and optimism for what the day will bring, love it but have to admit I do not see it as often as I would like 🎆
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Books are life! I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. They are a phenomenal way to take an amazing journey and never have to leave the comfort of home, or even your couch! Many days there is nothing I find more relaxing than curling up with a good book, a blanket, coffee or wine, and music and opening that book.
I’m so excited to start reading my next book, The Miracle Morning! I’m excited to start my personal development journey and see where it takes me!
I’m learning that’s it’s never too late for personal development. It’s a challenge, a push,, a journey. It’s a way to find empowerment, confidence, create new habits, and work on my best self. And it’s not just physical exercise, it’s spiritual and mental development as well. All 3 are part of larger whole. “Your competition isn’t other people.
How you respond to failure and success is critical to positive growth.
There are lessons in each. There is very little difference between quitting after failing and not improving after success. In fact it takes just as much work to maintain success as it does to overcome failure.
Watch for my new webinar “The truth about Happiness “. To be released soon
3 245 minutes ago
Our 2nd incentive trip with Arbonne 💚💚 and I’ve NEVER been more grateful. It was a phenomenal trip, we were treated like royalty and literally didn’t have to pay for anything while we were there. Thankyou so much Arbonne for letting me spoil my family on your dime. I’m SO excited to be earning the trip to the Bahamas in October - and even more so that some of my #ElevationNation team will be earning it too! Why not you?!
“Mastery is not a function of genius or talent. It is a function of time and intense focus applied to a part to a particular field of knowledge. "
Love this quote from Mastery by Robert Greene. This year I'm learning Machine Learning. Sometimes I feel like giving up or trying to rush the process. But, I know that it's important to slow down and remember that mastery takes time and dedication. I've given up on some skills before because they needed to much effort. But, I know better now.
What skill are you trying to learn?