21 seconds ago
This one time I climbed to the top of the parking garage in Athens, Ohio to see the sunrise. It was cold. I was sleepy. @aerialbrianna and I were wrapped up in a blanket overlooking the sun peaking out over the hills at 5am.
Let me be the first to tell you it was worth it. It was breathtaking. Sunrises always seem to be better than you can picture them. Sleepy is worth it.
We saw this little list written onto the side of the wall. It’s funny...I would have never seen it had I not climbed up to the 9th level at 5am to see the sunrise. I love some good soul food. Especially when you stumble upon it doing something different and seeing it out tatooed on places in the real world.
Love this. Here’s your reminder to live wildly.
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31 seconds ago
I wasn’t supposed to see 18, yet alone 21... and here I am standing firm at 30. To say I’m grateful is truly an understatement. My struggle got me here, the crying and all the confusion bred my spirit, and pushed me to grow more than I could ever imagine. I remember literally sitting in the dark, internally battling darkness with very little hope to someday experience light again. A feeling I don’t wish upon nobody! I can go on and on about it all, but the only thing I can conclude with is the level of gratitude I have for making it to see 30. Don’t ever give up on yourself, nor allow others to project their own fear and insecurities on you. Trust me, your spirit will thank you in the long run... Thanks to everyone who reached out to me personally or shouted me out, and for the gifts and everything else... I appreciate your love and support.
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1 minute ago
This was the first night or many nights snuggled up to her 🥰 That scary first night at the hospital where they urge you to put your baby in a hard plastic container, away from you, after they just lived inside of you for 9+ months. It just didn’t feel or sound right.
Cosleeping was something that happened so naturally for us. It felt right in every single way for our family and although we’ve had our ups and downs with it, I am happy to say that at 10 months there are exponentially more pros than cons and more happy nights than frustrating ones. It’s a controversial subject and a sleeping arrangement that definitely doesn’t fit for every family! Through our journey, cosleeping has become something I’ve become very passionately about, mostly because I feel like it’s the underdog.... “unspoken” and often taboo truth of a lot of families. I shared in stories today some fun facts about cosleeping that I’ve learnt along the way!! I would love to hear your experiences with cosleeping and how it has shaped your relationship and family!!! #cosleeping #attachmentparenting #allthesnuggles #allthelove #happiness #babygirl #hubby #family #myworld #mamabear #instalove #familyday
3 minutes ago
See you HK!! :) Love this place 🌆
3 minutes ago
Yup yup yup I suuuuuuuure do! 🤗
I’m joyful today for the power of play! So many people talk about the power of now, or the power of purpose, or the power of faith...well while those are all very powerful things, what about the power of play?!? 🤪
I have seen how play can transform situations, emotions, self talk, relationships, and lives! 👍
Whether it’s through improv games, or playing a sport, or playing a board game, or playing with kids, or playing with adults, or a simple play on words...PLAY is powerful! ✨🤜🤛✨ It can change your mood to the positive almost instantly. It can give you perspective almost instantly. And I think above all it can remind you who your true authentic self is instantly! 🙌
So have you played lately??? 🤔
Although all forms of play are great, it seems our society has moved more towards solitary play (and no I don’t mean that! 😉😲) lonely play... via video games or app games on our phones.
I believe in the INCREDIBLE power of community play - like freeze tag, red rover red rover, red light green light, etc etc! 🤪
And yes we play those games in Laughter Club! 🤣
So if you’re having trouble thinking of the last time you played, join me for a Laughter class or an improv therapy workshop! Laughter yoga and laughter club are great ways to get outside and play with other adults... real connnective community play! 💖🙏💖 #committojoy
5 minutes ago
I was BRAINWASHED!!! Yes, it’s true.
I was brainwashed without even knowing I was being brainwashed.
I was brainwashed into believing that I had to ask permission to talk before I spoke.
I was brainwashed into believing that I had to be quiet and not too loud.
I was brainwashed into believing that I had to work super hard to have what I wanted.
I was brainwashed into believing that life was a struggle for someone with my background.
I was brainwashed into believing that you had to rely on an outside source to get answers.
I was brainwashed into believing that the voice within couldn’t be trusted, it was crazy.
I was brainwashed into believing that suffering, being sick all the time, in pain, depressed and unhappy was normal.
I was brainwashed into believing that I had to look a certain way, be a certain way to be loved.
Then after almost 30 years, I woke up.
Things didn’t make sense anymore.
I started to ask questions.
I started to listen to the voice within.
I started to do things differently.
And soon, I realized that all those old beliefs were bullsh*t.
They were all f*cking LIES.
I lost lots of friends and disconnected with family members who didn’t agree with my new beliefs, my new way of being.
I was extremely hurt and heart broken, but I knew I had to stay true to myself and those who were meant to be in my life would stay.
I knew that ever since I had started to drop each layer of an old belief that was not serving me and created a new one that did, magic happened.
Perhaps not magic in the sense that there’s massive louds sparks and smoke, but magic in the sense of finding true love.
Magic in the sense of connecting with incredible people who actually get me, my tribe.
Magic in the sense of feeling freedom to be myself and do whatever I want without asking anyone for permission.
Magic in the sense of feeling like you are always being taken care of, it is safe to go after your hearts desires.
Magic in the sense of manifesting abundance in all shapes and forms (financially, through friendships, adventure, happiness, love). ***Continued in comments***