3 months ago
It’s fascinating how we learned codependency early in life, and how this doesn’t serve us in our adult life. As we shift our relationships from codependent to interdependence we can truly heal and expand in love.
3 months ago
A friend LOVES at ALL times. -proverbs 17:17
How can I be a better friend to you? I forget in situations where my ego and feelings are hurt to think about how the person I care about might be feeling. I put my feelings and thoughts first and end up hurting them more with my words and actions. The times I choose to love and share my feelings instead of outright attacking the person is when growth in myself and in the relationship takes place. We have a choice to love. We have to actively and consciously choose to love someone over letting our own feelings and assumptions take control of us.
I met someone at the cafe I work at. He told me that his goal was to make caring and loving cool again. I began to think how our society warps us to feel like it isn’t cool to care. He hurt you, so he’s a piece of shit. She’s a backstabber, she’s not worth your time. Do we go straight to the person and share that our feelings were hurt without assumptions or expectations? What do you do? I definitely fall into the average group of haters most of the time. It’s not easy to choose to love and be vulnerable. You are fighting yourself when you make that choice. What will you do?
#bibleverse #god #love #gratitude #friendship #cooltolove #cooltocare
#lovingcanhurt #stronger #relationships #goals #friendship #growth #choice #kindness #choosetolove #whatwouldyoudo #life #relationshipadvice #betterrelationships #friends #photography #dogs #puppies #doberman #germanshepherd
3 months ago
There are toys littering the floor.
I’ve got a pile of dishes to wash.
Saturday’s are our designated laundry days, but we were busy the past weekend, so the clothes still remain to be washed and folded and put away.
I’ve got bathroom’s that need cleaning.
I almost didn’t get Maya’s school re-enrollment forms turned in on time today.
The kid’s crashed on a friend’s couch last night while we were at a local mission opportunity meeting.
We’ve got two months before the end of the school year, and I STILL haven’t figured out how to get my pre-Ker moving in the morning.
And we’ll probably be eating quesadillas for dinner for like the gazillionth night in a row. 🤦🏼♀️
Not my finest hour, y’all. #imamessrightnow •
But today, I’m choosing #contentment.
I’m choosing to find J O Y in the things that would normally debilitate me and throw me off my game. I’m choosing to find J O Y by focusing on #gratitude. The simple, yet beautiful things like #mysweetboys fighting over who gets to sit in my lap; or, the squeals and screams of #mykiddos running around the house like #maniacs ’cause that means they are #healthyandhappy; or, #believeitornot, actually having dishes to wash because that means we had food to eat. 🙏🏻
This is me, friends.
Hanging on by a thread,
Living by grace not perfection,
Trying to be present and attentive and letting a lot of things go, that can,
and will, rob me of being the wife, mom, friend, encourager, warrior, disciple, leader, and difference-maker I long to be. •
What are you letting go of today?
And, if it helps, we can all just bust out in the Frozen anthem together! ❄️
#letitgoletitgo #vulnerable #straighttalk #realtalks #livingbygrace #boymama #girlmama #hangingonbyathread #prayingmama
3 months ago
A little mid-week reminder for the fam 💫💙
3 months ago
Only 24 hours to go and this bright beautiful baby will be available to order.⠀
Who's planning on adding the gorgeous Aquamarine to their collection?⠀
3 months ago
My heart whispered.
Honouring this new moon with presence. Simplicity. Music. Being. Finding tenderness within my heart. Breathing body into love. This body of yours. Remembers.
All is dust, burning stars. You are an artist, stroking brush. Tender eyes, where lovers gaze and find they cannot look away.
I remember you,
Weaving everything into being. Calling your life into colour in Neptune’s mist.
I remembered. You came before me, in all the poets, writers and thinkers. In all the lovers with brown eyes and pretty lashes. In all the oceans and the fish that swam in them. In all the eclectic moments. I remembered you.
#yoga #meditation #gratitude #love #selfcompassion #forgiveness #selflove #kindness #poetry #writersden #poet #spain #wentworthfalls #bluemountains #newmooninpisces #theuniverse #inyou #dearuniverse
3 months ago
I momenti di gioia sono, per me, sempre anche momenti di riflessioni in cui mi fermo ad essere grata per ciò che ho ricevuto e in cui penso a tutto ciò che c'è stato prima di questo traguardo.
In questo caso penso alla fatica che ho fatto per trovare un posto di lavoro adatto a me, dove sentirmi libera ed apprezzata. Un posto dove non vai con l'angoscia nel cuore ma con la certezza di sapere che per quanto lavorare non sia mai come passare una giornata al mare con gli amici, tu hai avuto la fortuna di farlo volentieri.
Ho faticato nell'ultimo anno, mi sono arrabbiata, ho pianto, ho cambiato tre lavori di cui uno lasciato per esasperazione e l'altro da cui ancora devo ricevere ciò che mi spetta, ma alla fine ho trovato il posto giusto e allora ho lottato e tanto per tenermelo.
Forse ho fatto quello che fanno tutti, forse sono stata solo fortunata, forse doveva andare cosi. Quello che so è che sono orgogliosa di me stessa per aver vinto anche questa sfida, quello che so è che sono fortunata sì perché mi capitano le occasioni, ma che sono anche stata brava a saperle cogliere e sfruttare. Quello che so è che almeno per ora tiro un sospiro di sollievo, uno di quelli strameritati e che per una volta volevo dire a me stessa "cazzo sei stata proprio brava".
È stato un anno pesante, forse non il peggiore, ma sicuramente duro e so che avere accanto una persona meravigliosa me lo ha fatto superare in momenti in cui non ce l'avrei fatta, ma per una volta voglio anche ammettere a me stessa di aver avuto qualche, piccolo, merito nell'impresa.
#job #contract #satisfaction #love #happiness #pride #hope #gratitude
3 months ago
Today, I realized I lost my debit card 💳. In the past I would have panicked 😬. I was like it’s ok. I wasn’t worried about functioning without it. Mainly because I actually had money 👏🏻👏🏻in my wallet. Last week, I received my biggest check as a coach yet👍. It was nice because I was a little worried after giving up my dance teaching job and the girls dad leaving. It meant I had to do things mostly solo now. I went 3 days before realizing I even lost it. 😏I called that last place I used it and it’s there safe and sound. I talked with my corporate mentor today 👭and she said it’s only a matter of time before my business goes to the next level. She said numbers are great and I have built such a strong base. Feels so good to hear that. 😍I won’t stop now. I mean my career is to be the best version of me, stay healthy and help others do the 💪same. It’s about daily actions and I don’t make excuses. I do what it takes daily even when life throws hard balls at me and when I don’t feel like it. My business must keep running. I love 😍that it doesn’t even feel like work. I have such a passion for coaching. I love that it doesn’t take me away from my kids and I love that it gave me this body. Do I work hard yes..... but it’s all worth it! Want to learn more? Message me! 📲
#momoffour #feelingfit #singlemom #pulpriot #rocker
#transforminglives #blessed #gratitude
#beach life #sexy #rockerchic #NOEXCUSES #purplehair #tattoos #gratitude #blueoctober #pinupgirl
#Relaxingtonight #danceteacher #foodie #musicislife #antianxiety #Ihopeyourhappy #motleycrue #leo
3 months ago
Nuestra mejor terapia bailarrrrr ✨💫 celebrando la luna nueva 🧡😍
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Cuéntenme cuál es su mejor terapia?
#newborn #vegan #love #gratitude
3 months ago
Happy days are here again...the plague has lifted. #fluseason
There’s nothing like a swift kick in the butt (aka. The flu) to make you grateful for the little things. Which is a lovely segway to one of my favorite daily practices...a Gratitude Practice. #gratitude 😊👍🏻🌈
It’s as simple as it sounds, you acknowledge all the things (big and small) that you’re grateful for. I personally love to do this when I’m falling asleep. It’s like a cosmic pallet cleanser, washing away any residue from the day and filling the body and mind with light and love...a perfect recipe for deep #sleep and wonderful dreams. .
When I was in middle school my mother gave me a #gratitudejournal and I think the first thing I wrote was that I was grateful for my loving and supportive mother...which upon reflection is quite appropriate (after all she taught me to exercise my gratitude daily at a young age.) #thanksmom .
But hang on a minute, before you gloss over and say, ya ya, I know about gratitude...and then scroll down, I want to really dive deep in to what this practice can do to transform your life. .
I’m naturally a pretty happy person (even though I’m often mistaken as quite serious) but I’ve gone through a dark night of the soul and peered into some pretty murky waters. #depression
Determined to avoid pharmaceuticals, despite being offered them, I had to find alternative means to dig my way out and acknowledging gratitude sincerely helped. As it turns out you can’t FEEL sad and grateful at the same time. .
Now like any good practice, you actually have to do it for it to do anything. The idea of it isn’t enough...it’s like exercise... #consistencyiskey #followthrough .
For me depression was the worst at night. A feeling of #loneliness and dread crept. I was single (which if you’re reading between the lines you may realize a series of gnarly #breakups were a major trigger for this gloom) and #bedtime felt like punishment, until the suffering got bad enough to trigger a solution and I committed to acknowledging what I was grateful for about my day and life until I fell asleep. This practice was the warm embrace I needed. #solution
3 months ago
Holy snow, Batman! ❄️❤️🏡 We are really missing our cozy #tinyhome, even with the massive snowfall central Oregon has been experiencing. Think of all that fresh pow we could be riding…🏂
Things I’m grateful for today: quality family time, flexible work schedules, warm hugs, puppy snuggles, good friends & neighbors keeping a watchful eye on our faraway tiny home, a working laptop, mostly working cracked-to-hell iPhone, whip cream, soft cozy socks. I highly recommend having your own gratitude check-in. It’s instantly grounding, And guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. What are you grateful for?
📸 our neighbor, Bryan
3 months ago
Some big lessons learned for me over the last few months since being diagnosed with two chronic illnesses:
🌿 No one will advocate for your care better than YOU! It is daunting and exhausting, but if you know something is wrong, find the right doctor who will listen. 🌸 It’s okay and usually necessary to get second opinions, esp if you aren’t getting the care you deserve. ☁️ Doctors can get things wrong. It’s always best to seek out specialist who understand what you’re going through.
✨ It’s okay to have days where you are mad and frustrated with your body. (this is coming from a natural born optimist!)
🍃 It is an ever changing journey - settle in and take it a day at a time. ~ Tomorrow and next week I will have more tests to hopefully get more answers to these conditions and how to better manage the symptoms. Looking forward to this next step of my healing journey 🙏🏼💛
3 months ago
«Едино просих от Господа, то взыщу, еже жити ми в дому Господни вся дни живота моею, зрети ми красоту Господню, и посещати храм святый Его» (Пс. 26, 4). Вот наше сокровище, наша радость! Здесь, слава Богу! живущие всегда в храме Божием, иной хоть и с леностью, а иной притекает со всем желанием ко Господу.
Вы построили храм великолепный! Надобно ходить в него с усердием и думать о том, чтобы устроить и душевный храм. В церкви со страхом и трепетом должно предстоять: сам Бог присутствует в ней. В храме стояще славы Твоея, на небеси стояти мним.
⠀Не надобно переходить с места на место, оглядываться, тем паче смеяться: все это грех. Надобно слушать и умом следовать за тем что читают и поют в церкви.
⠀Если кому, ради послушания, и придется не быть в церкви, Господь не взыщет. Изо ста человек кто на послушании, кто на молитве. Если пяток, десяток соблюдают себя в чистых мыслях, они восполняют недостаток других. Кто обленился, тот исправится; кто бодрствовал, может впасть в леность: общий-то недостаток и восполняется за общие молитвы.
⠀Надобно думать, что я на земном небе, на руках Божией Матери. «Десною Твоею рукою приим Ты, Слове, сохрани мя, соблюди, да не огнь мене опалит греховный!» Видите ли: грехи-то огонь!
⠀Молитва должна быть непринужденная: невольник не богомольник. Кто слова Божия не слушает, может ли послушать человека?
Выше сил Господь не требует от нас подвигов. И на молитве для чего не отдохнуть? Иногда воздремлете, а иногда пободрствуете. Преподобный Пимен быль очень снисходителен к немощным. Брат спрашивает его о другом брате, воздремавшем стоя на молитве: отче, толкну ли его, чтобы он проснулся? «А я бы ему еще руку подложил пусть бы отдохнул немного. Вот и у них те же немощи были. Которые благодать получили, те, конечно, уже бодрствовали.
⠀По немощи не должно выходить вон из церкви, лучше посидеть: в этом греха нет.
Архимандрит Феофан (Соколов) Новоезерский
Советы о посещении храма
3 months ago
I asked if I could share their responses as I think it can be really helpful to hear other people’s experiences: “For me, meditation is slowing down, taking a moment to look inside, reacquaint me with myself. When I do it regularly I feel not happier but more at peace.
Negative life events don’t effect me as much nor for as long. I rebalance quicker.
I tend to see the beauty in small things and to feel grateful, not is spite of my challenges, but because of them. My challenges are my own and I am who I am because of them, they’re part of me. And they keep life interesting! Everyday is different because of them! So i get to know myself everyday anew!” 🔺Mafalda M, Santa Maria🔺 “For me meditation gives me space, internal and external, an opportunity to just stop, for time not to be a problem (not enough - running out- being late!) but expanding.
It does bring a sense of gratitude, because I can enjoy what is around me and so I’m more content.
There’s a great feeling of connection and support, not just within the group but thinking of all those beings I don’t know who are practicing wherever they are.” 🔺Judith D-S, Suffolk, England🔺 “Meditation is a stabiliser and balancer for me. Ironically, I feel this most when I DON’T practice. “ 🔺Angela H, Norfolk, England🔺 “For me the practice has been in challenging my mind's excuses not to meditate. As a result, I now recognise my intense avoidance of just 'stopping'. Recently I've discovered that when I do stop & really listen in to what I'm feeling & soften around it, allowing it to be there....it's really not as unbearable as feared.
Knowing that I have such a powerful (& simple!) tool within me gives me a calm confidence & sense of connection that really is transforming my life...” 🔺Vicki B, Norfolk, England🔺 “For me it is a path of balance and Integration with myself and the world around me.
It is a way of feeling that being present is possible.” 🔺Carolina M, Santa Maria.🔺 I’ll share some more another time!
The new moon is a great time to start something and this moon cycle takes us through spring equinox and the clocks changing at the end of the month. Go with the (cont. in comments)👇🏽
3 months ago
Faith Without Works Is Dead💀
I meet so many people everyday that have the greatest ideas, but that’s just it❗They’re nothing more nothing less than Ideas❗🤷🏽♂️ And don’t get me wrong I think individuals should be compensated for their Ideas and concepts❗
But only when those Ideas yield a harvest.❗
In other words when the time is taken to properly package the Idea so that it may be consumed by the masses, then and only then should one expect to be compensated for an Idea.💡❗
Other than that, someone else got to build the infrastructure to produce the product or service to make the capital appear out of thin air. And then here you go with yo pie in the sky azz, expecting to get paid and you didn't do sh*t but run yo mouth! Fu*k outtaaaa Here.❗
You wanna eat with me, Bitch was you with me Shooting in the Gym⁉️(In My Rick Ross Voice) Other than that, kick rocks with bare feet🦶.❗
It’s time to stop waiting for some magic hocus-pocus to happen❗ You want it, go get it❗And know that you are amazing when you get off yo azz with that poverty mentality❗Don’t nobody owe you sh*t and stop waiting for the government to do right by yo peoples❗ That sh*t ain’t going to happen either.❗💯
You wasn’t born just to work and pay bills❗ Your current situation doesn’t have to be your situation in 6 months. So Do Something About It.❗
I believe in YOU❗🙏🏾🔥
3 months ago
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9 months ago
As A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings A Tornado Is Created Elsewhere
The small continuous actions you do lead to form your habits, and continuous habits create a personality.
What type of tornado do you want to be known for?
Your daily aim should be to make sure your actions align with your best version of yourself.🙏🏼