Ouch.... This is a really hard one to swallow. I have lived it first hand. .
But let me just say, out of personal experience of this truth, I have learned to love and be at peace with His nos. .
As a parent, saying yes to my children is easy! Its way more fun and it always ends in a hug and a smile. But when I have to say no and watch them be disappointed. It kills me. But I say no because I know there is something better. They cant have all of what they want because it is not what they need right now. .
God the Father, YOUR Father is fully aware of all your wants and needs and hurts and dreams. And i am learning that the no is wrapped in a loving hug from Him not an angry cold shoulder turned away. That's not who He is and that's not what He is doing. .
So, if I may, just encourage you on this fresh Monday morning. If the answer was no...rest in that. Doesnt mean it will be a no forever, it might just be for right now. And KNOW that the NOS always lead to SOMETHING BETTER. Because He has only the BEST for you. .
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🎯💯 remember potential don't mean sh*t. Dont let that word #Potential be the reason for you being stagnant with your goals in life. Make sure that potential is being put into use with positive results. Potential: having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. They can say you have potential all day everyday but that work ethic and results just hit different.. #mondaygrind#itstime to #Manifest in #reallife
Une reprise ensoleillée que demander de plus... Le week end était beau, chaud bref vive le Sud 😉😂😂😂 Bonne reprise les filles 😘
Citation du jour: Le bonheur c'est d être en paix avec soi @mazouzhacene
➡️TENUE DU JOUR⬅️
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Did you see my mini training on pricing your products this morning? I hope my thinkings on getting your profits up was helpful.
(It’s saved as a video over on my FB page if you want to catch it on replay! Including the tech hiccup at the beginning and phone ringing near the end. #reallife
Leave me a comment there if you watch, anyway ❤ )
Something I wanted to follow on from that here is to ask how you’re getting on with your money mindset work? And don’t tell me you’ve not been doing any 😜
Brushing up on your mindset is SOOOOO IMPORTANT, for any aspect as a girlboss, but money mindset should be a priority.
Your approach and attitude to money need to be open, welcoming, accepting and loving – 100% free of guilt, free of worry, absolutely no scarcity thoughts please!
As a successful biz owner, you gotta be ready and willing to making the cash. It is on it’s way to you, if you just let it and don’t put up mental barriers.
Making profit isn’t a bad thing you know! Get ready to receive all the abundance you DESERVE 💰💰💰 And you do deserve it! You are worthy of all the cash possible, flowing freely towards you. Your skills and talents, your time, and your finished products are all valuable, and valued by your Dream Customers… Plus, you as a person, a family member and friend, a neighbour and community member… *you* matter.
And every element of you is improved when you have money in your life, simply because you can do more for yourself, for others, for your biz and for the world around you.
So don’t be shy about it. No more apologetic vibes please!
Increasing your positivity, energy and attitude towards money makes you more likely to receive it, to earn it and therefore to use it to better good.
I can't begin to explain how my world changed when I started working on my mindset, especially my money mindset. (Oh and how my bank balance changed when I opened my mind to accepting money unapologetically!) 🤑🤑🤑 Affirm it with me now: I love money and am grateful for it flowing freely towards me, so that I can live my best life.
Was this a useful reminder for you today? Tag your girlboss besties below and give them that boost of biz inspiration they need 😊
Not because of my children who are being absolutely amazing, but because I'm feeling like a cracked egg.
I'm not sure if it's because my two youngest kiddos woke up early this morning, or if it's because I'm 38 years old and just over half way through this pregnancy--while being actively involved in my 4 other children's lives.
Looking back at my pregnancy with my eldest, I remember lounging around whenever I needed to. Taking naps when my body called for it.
At this stage of my life, that doesn't happen. Not only does my body rebel against me if I nap, but I'm not in a place in my parenting to leave my children unattended or unsupervised.
Nothing good would come from that.
I'm thankful that even though I'm feeling worn out, and like my energy is leaking from me like the previously mentioned cracked egg...I'm healthy. The baby is healthy. My children are healthy and happy, and we have all that we need (other than a caffeine IV for this momma). Time to focus on those positives.
Time to get up and get moving.
Time to accept this day as the one I have, and use it wisely.
Jesus and caffeine are going to get me through.
How about you?
1 215 minutes ago
To the lonely mom,⠀
It’s Monday. A new week.⠀
Everyone else seems to be on top of their game, meanwhile you’re struggling just to find the energy to get out of bed, again.⠀
You spend all of your spare time taking care of the kids, running the house, and keeping yourself together.⠀
You feel alone. Isolated. You’re not even sure who you are anymore.⠀
Well girl, I see you. I’ve been there. And I’m here to tell you something!⠀
You have been doing it by yourself LONG ENOUGH!⠀
A study in 2018 showed that 90% of mothers feel lonely after having children, and 54% feel friendless after giving birth.⠀
Most people will be surprised at this statistic, but I guarantee if you’re a mom reading this, you won’t be one of them.⠀
The reality of this situation is no joke!⠀
Loneliness has been shown to lead to anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts.⠀
As moms, we need to FIGHT against this!!!⠀
For our kids.⠀
For our families.⠀
And for our fellow mamas.⠀
The only way to fight loneliness is to surround yourself with others.⠀
If you don’t have a #momsquad already, I want to challenge you to reach out to a fellow mom you know and make a plan to spend time together this week!⠀
Coffee. A play date with the kids. It doesn’t matter! Just be around someone else who understands what you’re going through. ⠀
Talk, listen to, and encourage one another!⠀
You can NOT do this alone, and you were never meant to!⠀
PS - Special shoutout to these amazing mamas who have supported, encouraged, and inspired me so much over the past year! Love you girls! 💗⠀
⠀ #momtipmonday#monday#motivatiomonday#momlife#dietitiansofig#youarenotalone#lonliness#depression#anxiety#reallife#girlfriends#encouragement#momgoals#workforit ⠀
0 915 minutes ago
There’s always 15 minutes. .
.Sometimes I get into a perfectionist mindset with my kids and the quality time I spend with them. I start to fall into the same thought pattern that I default to with my paper pushing work for business, music practice, working out, or watching movies (if I can’t do the whole two hours, why bother at all?). .
.What I need to remember is that my kids are so incredibly gracious! They’re not picky, spiteful, or hard to please. They just want my attention in whatever capacity I can give them. ❤️
.Fifteen minutes outside bike riding with Aly yesterday may not have been the 2 hour activity I envisioned, but it’s enough. She had fun! We shared some good laughs, and experienced some hairy moments (I may have yelled “stay to the side of the road!!” more times than I cared to...) .
.Working parents, stay at home parents, soon-to-be parents, work from home parents.... what you give your children is enough. They only need you. They’re more resilient than you think, and they understand much deeper than we give them credit for. .
.What kinds of things do you avoid doing because you can’t devote an exorbitantly amount of time to it?
0 215 minutes ago
Ok ok, so #nationalbananabreadday was yesterday but as #reallife would have it, I picked up a mild stomach bug from my kiddo and spent the afternoon & evening in bed.🤢
On the up side, 10+ hours of sleep last night allowed me to wake early enough to bake up these delicious “chai spiced banana bread” muffins to serve as part of breakfast. If you know me personally, you’ll know I’m not a morning person. The idea of baking muffins before the bus arrives is a huge feat, but hearing the kids squeal as they run down the stairs yelling “YAY BANANA MUFFINS” made me think I should do this more often! Realistically like once a month😝
Hope you’ll give these a try; honestly one of my favorite recipes and I like to serve with some yogurt on the side for a boost of protein!
Recipe can be found from @onceuponachef and can be easily substituted based on dietary needs. We like to use white whole wheat flour and dairy free vanilla yogurt instead of the sour cream.
2 416 minutes ago
Yesterday was coop cleaning day! It was such a beautiful day. But coop cleaning day also means spring is right around the corner. Since we use deep litter method for our bedding, the convenience of not having to clean it out every week is amazing. Unfortunately, I'd let it go a little too long. Life! It happens. But the chickens are all fat and sassy and happy now.
At the new place, I have bartered with some fabulous local friends for two walk-in chicken tractors. One for our spring meat birds, and the other for our layers when we have to move them to the property since we don't have time to build one right now. I love bartering!
Spring also means I get the itch for my egg basket to be filled with different colored eggs. The only thing stopping me from adding more chickens to the homestead is the fact that we're moving this year. And yet, I'm still adding more (some layers from @mcmurray_hatchery and some meat birds), just not the project breeding kind! I'll save that for when we move. Then it's gloves off!
Monday’s... Hmm conflicted feels today. My mindful self is telling me, be grateful for another day, you’re alive, everything is ok.... My head is telling me, you’re exhausted, everything feels hard today, don’t bother with makeup no ones looking at you anyway..Met a mummy I knew while out grocery shopping at the weekend and she said she loved my posts. I said I felt they’d been rather negative lately and she said she liked that, as she was having a crap time and felt she could relate! Social media is full of people’s “BEST” lives. Im here to be real not to paint a perfectly (imperfect) picture!! Ive not been feeling myself lately! I don’t really know why but am working on it!! Most of you will know Black 🖤 is my go to colour, I just love it!! Today I’ve even tried to wear an uncharacteristically bright jumper to cheer up the day! This is just my truth today, tomorrow I might be on cloud 9, it’s normal to have crap days, weeks etc, so I’m just telling it like it is for me today! Maybe it takes moments of feeling this way to appreciate the good & great days? Anyway whoever you are, whatever you’re feeling today, it’s okay!! #monday#mumlife#coffee#justoneofthosedays#green#itsokaynottobeokay#perfectlyimperfect#reallife#truth#somedaysarejusthard#everyoneisfightingabattle#honest#life#ni#justamum
En dan is er weer een dag waarop ik niets gedaan heb. Ik heb intensive home treatment afgezegd omdat ik me te moe en overprikkeld voel. Ik lig op de bank en kijk tv of slaap. Ik voel me zo eenzaam. Iedereen is nu druk aan het feesten(carnaval) en niemand heeft tijd of zin om te appen of langs te komen. Niet dat ik dat nu echt zou trekken. Voelt gewoon kopte zo.
THROW BACK...Back in 2013 when I build my board house on the yard I also had my kitchen build and the bathroom up and running started planting lots of food banana and plantain the yard was really coming together....over the year the land had claimed back my kitchen and most of the bathroom but as of June 2020 the project begins to construct the yard to its full potential and have guests and volunteers come stay and help...if you are interested in lending a hand or helping us out with a little extra funding or are just interested in seeing the progress check out our gofundme page....and as always stay bless 🙌
4 2626 minutes ago
A huge thank you to @goodreads for hosting this #Giveaway and to the author, @brandonlgtaylor and my fave publishers, @riverheadbooks! I think this is going to be my next read...
☕️SYNOPSIS: “Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with an ostensibly straight, white classmate, conspire to fracture his defenses while exposing long-hidden currents of hostility and desire within their community.” (From Goodreads)
From the moment I heard about this one I knew I needed to read it. It’s funny how despite all your differences or the gap of our experiences, we can see ourselves reflected back in a synopsis and know we’ll find connections. Embracing our differences begins with recognizing our common ground. That’s why I read diversely... and why I seek out books from @riverheadbooks specifically. I always leave their books feeling like I understand something I didn’t before!
1 2226 minutes ago
- Enquanto você estiver vivo, vai ter louça.
Seja bem - vinda a vida de casada, acabou a viagem de lua de mel agora é vida real 😂
☀️ Caro #CoronaVirus , noi esseri umani siamo abituati a giocare con il buio e la luce, siamo cresciuti con essi in ogni sua forma. Conosciamo il buio da quando eravamo nella pancia di nostra madre.
Era il nostro luogo protetto e accogliente. Il migliore. Poi una volta scoperta la luce ci hanno insegnato che il buio fa paura.
Caro piccolo #virus tu non hai alcun potere di terrore nei nostri confronti.
Non ho paura di te, perché lo sappiamo tu ed io, che non sei così pericoloso come ti ha dipinto l’informazione. Semplicemente sei mediatico. Sei arrivato nell’era dei social media.
Il vero problema. Ora da uomo nato nel buio posso consapevolmente dirti che nell’ oscurità ci vedo benissimo, con altri occhi, quelli della saggezza, del cuore e del mio spirito.
Ed è per questo che vedo oltre il sensazionalismo della tua venuta. Sorrido perché lascio che il mio cervello produca #ossitocina detto anche “ormone dell’amore”
senza farmi condizionare da un solo titolo di giornale, per non lasciare che sia la #paura a dominare il mio cervello.
La paura alimenta paura.
La paura inibisce il sistema nervoso, crea panico che a sua volta abbatte la coscienza del reale.
Goditi questo momento di gloria per quanto tu sia nelle vesti di terribile mostro perché quando la coscienza globale tornerà nella luce, sarai ridotto a del muco in un fazzoletto 🔥 #nofear#nopanic#flu#bethelight#darkandlight#samefather#sun#iononhopaura#stop#sensazionalismo#no#infotainment#coscienza#reallife#myway#prudenza
Tomorrow is my new year. My birthday. So I have to let some thing go. The idea that a friend I did a lot for, answered daily video chats, took days off to help, dropped everything to cheer them up... etc... stopped talking to and engaging with me ... threw me out like garbage and now talks crap about me like they talk about their other friends... I dunno why I am surprised. I don't know why people choose to be miserable but that is not my jam. Letting it go. #letitgo#reallife not always #sunshineandlollipops
0 12 hours ago
Okay, these family outings are starting to become a little hard for us all physically and mentally 😂.
Does everyone with kids have a pep talk with your children before entering a public area or is it just us?
Mine usually goes “Be good or we will never leave the house again.” So it’s probably not the best solution but it usually works for us after we get to our wits end with them. 🤣
2 2812 hours ago
Making plans for not only our new Art 2 the Extreme studio space, but we will also have an epic art studio for the kids. I love all of the organization ideas from @thehomeedit . Can you please come and organize our new space this summer?!😂
I’ll take comfort over fashion these days 😂 Welcome to my life, as this bump grows all I want to do is be in pajamas. You can find me relaxing in my mismatched comfy clothes, eating comfort food (mostly sugar 🤣), and watching @disneyplus ❤️ Counting down the days till my little princess can watch classics with me 👸🏼
11 18211 hours ago
SUNDAY FEELS 😴.
Looking at my posts from the last few months, my life looks magical.
Pure happiness and ease.
However, we all know how much of a highlight reel instagram is, and I do hope, to some extent that I don’t make things out to be constant rainbows and flowers.🌈 Because It’s definitely not.
There are most definitely days in between that are hard, sad, boring or dull. Days that I don’t have any mental or physical energy to do anything, let alone share it on the internet.
There are times in between too; this weekend for example, was ‘bad’ but it wasn’t what would be considered your typical exciting or magical few days.
It’s had highlights, I got to teach a few classes, see a few friends I hadn’t in a while.
But I was also pretty tired, achy, cold and had moments feeling pretty dull.
My cars broken... again, and I spent a good few hours writing out a blog post.. only to realise that, yep, it didn’t save.
And then yesterday, we got called to Hereford to save my grandparents who have been awfully flooded and left in a complete mess.😢 .
Apart form that, it’s the weekend, I got to see my grandparents, I went out for a delicious dinner last night, made a really good start helping my grandparents and now I am on my way home, where I will get in my cosies, light my new candle I got for Christmas and no matter how small... I’m reflecting on the magic that I DID find in the past few days. ✨
Happy Sunday everyday.🤗
87 84621 hours ago
I might keep it real crazy & do a load or two of laundry!
74 4,48223 February, 2020
Ogólnopolski Dzień Walki z Depresją. Chorobą, na którą będziemy zapadać coraz częściej. Chorobą, która lubi wracać i czasem trzeba nauczyć się żyć z tym, że czai się gdzieś za rogiem.
Wysokofunkcjonujące dziewczyny i kobiety z zespołem Aspergera są niestety w grupie ryzyka - za wrażliwość i umiejętność wpasowania się w neurotypowe ramy płacą wysoką cenę.
Pierwszy raz zachorowałam mając 14 lat. Od tamtej pory przeżyłam kilka epizodów lękowo-depresyjnych. Prognozy przy nawrotach nie są zbyt optymistyczne, ale mimo wszystko czuję wdzięczność. Za to, że odważyłam się sięgnąć po pomoc. Za to, że nie uległam presji bycia „idealną joginką” i zaczęłam mówić głośno o zdrowiu psychicznym. Za dobrze dobrane leki i terapię, które pozwalają mi świetnie funkcjonować. Za bliskich, którzy wiedzą kiedy podać mi rękę. Za jogę, wspinanie, naukę, pracę z ludźmi, książki i góry - czyli wszystkie pasje dzięki, którym wiem, że warto być na tym świecie. Utrzymywanie zdrowia i dobrego samopoczucia, które innym przychodzą od tak, to momentami ciężka praca. Wymaga systematyczności w leczeniu, cierpliwości, dbania o styl życia, a czasem stawiania granic. Mi dodaje otuchy myśl, że człowiek to silne stworzenie o nie do końca poznanych możliwościach. Pamiętajcie, że czasem oznaką największej siły jest poproszenie o pomoc. We are all in this together. ❤️🙏🏻
39 48219 hours ago
• R U S T • morgen begint een nieuwe week, voor mij nog geen werkweek. Soms moet je eerst even terug voor je verder kan, dat ervaar ik nu. Ineens bevallen op de dag dat mijn verlof begon, de spannende ziekenhuis weken daarna, Evie aan de beademing en andere slangetjes en draadjes, er niet voor haar kunnen zijn zoals je wilt, niet bij haar slapen en elke ochtend weer naar het ziekenhuis met vers gekolfde melk, vanaf het begin zo trots zijn, maar ook zo machteloos, goedbedoelde maar kwetsende opmerkingen, en gelukkig ook hele lieve! En dan eindelijk naar huis na 3,5e week en zo blij zijn, maar ook onzeker. Want hebben wij haar wel net zo goed door als de monitor dat had? Dat vertrouwen moest groeien en langzaam werd het meer normaal. Dan kan je de overlevingsstand gaan loslaten. Maar een ziekenhuisopname en operatie voor mezelf tussendoor hielp toen ook niet. Nu is het tijd om stil te staan en even terug te kijken. En wat ben ik dan ook een potje trots! Op Evie en ook zeker op onszelf! Waarom ik dit hier deel? Omdat ik altijd energie krijg van foto’s maken, rommelen in huis en klussen, en instagram dan zo’n fijne inspiratieplek is. En omdat ik fijne contacten heb met mede mama’s hier. Die ook allemaal hun eigen verhaal hebben, vroeggeboorte of niet, het moederschap is sowieso een heel avontuur! Een heel bijzonder avontuur!💚
43 14120 hours ago
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has fallen victim to this scam!
O carnaval tá diferente! 🤔 kkkk.
Gente, to fazendo a primeira carne de panela da minha vida. Não sei se fiz certo, mas tomara que sim! Corre lá nos stories ver meu momento master chefe 👩🏻🍳✨
Por aqui saímos de manhã e passamos o resto do dia curtindo a chuvinha em casa. E assim vai ser nosso carnaval! 🎉.
Amanhã tenho uma novidade pra contar pra vocês! To me segurandooooo, vocês vão amar ❤️✨.
Até amanhã, bom carna pra quem é de carna e bom descanso pra quem é descanso!.