Have you perfected the art of slow living?
It is hard in this day and age. All the messages tell us to buy more, do more, be more, take more but is that the path to contentment?
I am cultivating a more mindful lifestyle for me and Pearl, cutting back on possessions and taking time to live in the moment and notice the small ‘insignificant’ moments of beauty and everydayness which are actually the true moments of joy that make up life.
At the moment the hustle is important as I am building a business that I truly believe in but I am working on compartmentalising my work so I can be fully present in other parts of my life. It takes planning and effort!
If you feel like you need some ‘slow’ in your life, I highly recommend this book #slow by @brookemcalary
If what you want is success .. then stay focused
Limit your excuses .. maximize your efforts
Hit my dm if you want to see your life change let's work
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Throw back to one of those days when I was driving around the munchkins and we stalked @aramideabe
Still on goals.
I get bored really easily with new projects. I typically start off on a new project really excited and then, my excitement wanes after a few months and I just want to move on to something else.
One day, while I was waiting on the queue for car pool to pick up my kids, I realised I had been doing school pick-up 'almost' consistently for 4+ years.
During this period, I changed jobs, yet I tried to never miss picking up my kids during my lunch hour every day.
I didn't have to think about it. It was a choice I had made and I always made sure my bosses or colleagues knew I was ready to work late, but not ready to miss school pick-up hour.
It wasn't fun all the time. Had to juggle meetings, skip lunch and work really late but it was a decision I made and I did it as often as I could whether I felt like it or not.
School pick-ups taught me I could be consistent when I don't let my emotions determine my actions.
It's the same thing with goals. Decide why it matters and stick to it. Really successful people feel the same boredom or lack of motivation we all feel. The difference is they don't let emotions determine their actions. They show up.
I did something really unhelpful.
Reminder to self: when your nervous system is activated and you go into fight/flight, P A U S E. Don’t make decisions from this place and for the love of ALL, please don’t communicate with others.
So, I did something really embarrassing today and it’s vulnerable to share publicly, but maybe you’ve also made a poor choice today (?) and will find comfort in my sharing. Also, I’m human and I want this page to be a real reflection of that.
After holding onto hurt for quite a few months without sharing it with the people involved (I know... I know... ), the damn of untended, silenced pain burst this afternoon when something activated it all. I felt the warm flood of adrenaline, the quickening of thoughts, and the impulse to finally say something.
From an ungrounded and emotional place, I sent a group text (again, I know... ) communicating my hurt. Yep. You got it. Not a good idea.
The shame spiral ensued (I’m still in it a little) with my mind immediately saying all the things:
You teach communication to clients all the time. You know better than this!
You’re so stupid.
You look really stupid.
You call yourself a counselor? You’re a fraud.
You’re the worst communicator. Ever.
You’ve made everything worse. What were you thinking?
You’re a bitch.
You’re the worst.
None of your friends would EVER do something like this.
You’re selfish and inconsiderate.
You don’t deserve love.
You’re hopeless. Everything is hopeless.
So, as my mind’s berating me (it’s still chatting away at me ), I’m feeling all the stuff I was feeling when I sent the text + regret, shame, embarrassment, anger towards myself, doubt, fear, anxiety, and vulnerability.
I made a mistake. I fucked up AND it doesn’t mean I’m a bad person. I know that I’m deserving of compassion.
This is hard.
This is pain.
I made a terrible decision. It doesn’t mean I’m a terrible person.
This is shame.
I can take responsibility for the hurt I’ve caused.
I can learn from this.
I can try and repair this.
How do you care for yourself when you’ve done something out of line with your values?
Happy Thanksgiving to this incredible network of mine. I hope your day feels as blessed as mine does... surrounded by people you love. I’m so thankful for my friends and family... and the opportunity to make my dream a reality with SOE. Photo Cred: @lsamp10 #turkeycoma #simplejoys #intentionalliving #gobbletilyouwobble #backyardbirds #urbanhomestead #simpleliving #eatyourveggies
Move & Breathe Two primal components of living, yet somehow in the hustle we forget to do them with intent. Today move often, move freely, move in all ranges of motion. And breathe deeply, slowly and fully.
#move #breathe #live #intentionalliving #startyourdaywithmovement #openup #bend #stretch #movewell #wellness #livewell #livewellwithus
Hey loves! Happy American Thanksgiving to all you babes south of our border (Canada celebrates a solid month before you ) -- but I was thinking it would be kinda cool to do something fun today, to celebrate all together. Could you (yes, YOU!) find one person in your phone who you think could use some encouragement in their life today, and send them a heartfelt text letting them know how grateful you are for them, how valuable they are and how much you care about them?! It's something sooooo simple, but there is so much opportunity to bring healing and life in our words. Once you've texted one (or more!!) people, jump back on here and leave a BIG "" emoji in the comments! Let's spread the love, encouragement, thankfulness tonight! Xx
When I started my business I wanted to be a better mum to my kids. Never did I think my spiritual path would impact them in the way it has. Both of them want to meditate and ask to join me. They love feeling their breathe in their body. Harlowe adores my #malabeads108 from @889christine and both kids enjoy rolling #essentialoils101 at bedtime.
They teach me. ... “Let your children become the teachers, as you become the student.” Tao Te Ching
This year I am #thankful for all the difficult times in my life, that have shaped me into the #woman I am today! My #gratitude goes to the Lord who placed this beautiful and lovable child in my life and made me a mother. He makes me #better everyday as a mother, nurse and human being
I am so thankful to get to live with so many #blessings and have the #opportunity to bring #love and #joy to others
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving from my family to yours!
Above all else give thanks in everything! Happy thanksgiving everyone!
This year I'm especially thankful for:
My loving husband's constant caring heart
best friends who make me laugh
a puppy who exercises me and cuddles me peanut butter
the ability to travel and see Gods amazing creation
my beautiful goddaughter and bestie for hosting thanksgiving my amazing youth
my restored reality community
The list goes on and on! Above all I'm thankful for a God that in good and bad is good. I can't express how much restoration Jesus has done on me this past two years! How has God blessed you this past year?
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If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
To many times we question why certain things happen to us. But we mustn’t question the process. The beautiful path filled with beautiful struggles is what makes our each individual stories one of a kind.
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Pour the wine, cut the Turkey, share the pie.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. .
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Black bean brownies with Peppermint oil! ... because these pregnancy cravings are strong & I still need to get in something nutritious (You should have seen my husband’s face when I told him the base was black beans)
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 large eggs
¼ cup cocoa powder
⅔ cup honey
⅓ cup coconut oil
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2–4 drops Peppermint oil
¾ cup chocolate chips, divided
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour batter into large bowl and stir in ½ cup chocolate chips.
Pour into greased 8x8-inch pan and top with ¼ cup chocolate chips.
Bake 30–35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
You can also boost the flavor of your brownie with essential oils such as Peppermint, Wild Orange, Cinnamon, or even Lavender.
Just ONE of the ways to use Peppermint, check out my insta story for more
....the simplicity & purity of white ...
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This beautiful little soul is turning 6 tomorrow...to me she will always be my one and only “baby” girl...Mishka you came into my life 6 years ago and changed me forever. You touched my heart and soul and showed me what unconditional love is, you are a true blessing to me. Happy birthday my angel! “On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder, that the stars peeked in to see you, Heaven blew every trumpet & played every horn on the Wonderful, Marvelous night you were born.” #mishka6 #momblogger #mommyblogger #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodthroughinstagram #instakids #vintagechildstyle #thatsdarling #let_there_be_delight #thesincerestoryteller #celebrate_childhood #slowdown #slowliving #intentionalliving #slowmotherhood #bloomandgrow #childrenseemagic #adventuresofchildren #kidsforreal #girlsoutfit #kidslookbook #momentsinthesun #lovelysquares #raisingdaughters #documentlife #memoirsofmotherhood #alliseeispretty #vintagefashion
@shaebelle Thankful for friends who find out last minute that you don’t have plans and invite you to celebrate with their family. 2017 has been such an amazing year of growth, travel and increased friendships. I am so thankful for this year but also looking forward to 2018. #2017 #thankful #intentionalliving #blessed #holidayfun #alltheeats #yummy #friendshipgoals #foodporn
It's Thanksgiving here in the United States! Every day is a great day to be thankful, but it's wonderful to have a specific day to be intentionally grateful. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I am so grateful for this engaged community of Christ followers. Your faith and commitment to Christ is inspiring and fuels me each day. .
Leave a comment with something you are grateful for! (Lets see if we can get to 20 comments! Make a separate comment for different gratitudes!) I'd love to hear some unique ones. .
For instance, so many people think it's gross, but I am sooooo grateful for the Nedi-pot! lol.