I'm about to spend my morning working on a soon-to-be-revealed project with @sianricho and I'm shaking with fucking excitement.
I'll give you three hints about what it is:
* it's Unmistakeable;
* it's loaded with love, in your face truth-telling, and no holds barred advice; and
* it's chalk full of honey-dripping words that will resonate in the bones of rebels, provocateurs, big game hunters, risk takers, freedom seekers and lovers of life.
It drops in July 11th but if yer on my list or Sian's you just might get the inside scoop a little early.
Here's a sneak peek:
And now my sweet thing, now you’re torn between two sides of the coin. Between your desire to:
* a) pick up a machete and hack the shit out of a path you can call your own. Because something is whispering to you that there’s nothing better than clearing shrub only to see a path with your name on it appear right before your fucking eyes, and;
* b) continue to be told what to do for the rest of your life. Because that would be safe and easy, and you wouldn’t have to take responsibility or accountability for any of it, not a fucking lick.
And God help you if the latter option doesn’t sound like a relief. Because if shit hits the fan in the middle of the poker game you can blame them. You can stick your bony little finger in the face of every person who told you what you should do and who you should be, you can assign fault to everyone who held an expectation over your head, and you can walk on down the road like the unlearned, unwise, wildly immature person you “grew up” to be.
Is that clear, grasshopper? Option number one – wise woman. Option two – grub for life.
Being an army of one is never easy and I'll be the first to admit that every single time I've attempted to try a new fitness regime I've started strong and then slowly made excuses. I usually was going it alone. I was embarrassed to say I was on a "diet" and couldn't eat this or that at parties. I felt like I couldn't always be there for myself and my motivation was up and down and I LET that dictate whether or not I followed through. It was just ME trying to figure out how to incorporate a healthier lifestyle and it was stressful.
I didn't know what foods to eat so I tried tons of diets and some of them I felt starved ALL the time. Some of them required me counting and being intensely focused on what each food item costed me. The energy needed to maintain these diets was more than I could handle long term!
I'm not there anymore. I've made peace with food and we've got a whole new relationship. I'm not afraid of the occasional birthday cake or big fat burrito. I'm not confused on what to do with my weights at home. I'm not spending oodles of money each month to go to the gym and having to work around THEIR hours. I'm not having to figure out childcare so I can even GO to the gym. And my favorite part is that I don't have to skimp on physical activity when it's too hot or cold outside. It's on MY time now, with MY team, because I'm not going it alone anymore!
July 10th I'm starting another round of challenging myself to stay strong. I want to lift you up. I want you doing this with me. There is no reason to be an army of one... I've got a team working together, pulling each other up and reaching goals together. This is your time to rise!
Some people would have you believe that HAPPINESS and CELEBRATION should be reserved for "special occasions" or once you've "deserved" and "earned" it. Or... *gasp*... when you have time for it. 🤔 Well... sure, since infinite options are ALWAYS available, you can choose that... but why not celebrate spontaneously everyday... why not have a happiness + celebration state of mind? 💁🏼✨🙌🏼💃🏻 Leveraging this automatically raises our vibration and instantly MAGNETIZES what we want to us as if by magic and miracles. Just saying... 🤗 The grind-hustle-pain cycle as a means to get 'er done is on the table for the taking, but so is the happiness-celebration-JOY cycle! ✨💞 #itsalljustachoice #yay #truthtelling
If you want to say NO, do it. When you hear that voice inside, LISTEN. It's leading you towards the people, places and experiences that your soul is saying yes to. All the rest is NOISE and DISTRACTION. Joy and fulfillment come from living a purposeful life and believe it or not, all those little choices of saying yes when you really need to say no, MATTER. #truthtelling #itsuptoyou #standupforyou #freeing
ALIGN AND SHINE // ✨🌻☀️🤗 At any given moment, there are infinite options available. ✨☀️ What we get is what we turn our focus to. It's all, always, RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACES. Are there areas you want to choose differently for? What's out of integrity with your own soul? 🌻 It's time to align and SHINE baby!! Photo credit to @thebeautifulswitzerland
"I created a 2nd anonymous instagram account to showcase my random acts of kindness. My goal is to inspire kindness and make the world a better place. 💖🌎✌ I left it anonymous because I was scared people would think I was showing off. Now 3 years later I sometimes get disappointed that people don't repost the random acts of kindness they receive and not because I want to hear a thank you but to know I am having an impact on the world! Sometimes I don't feel like I'm doing enough. I think that I need to be doing more and motivate others more to ensure they play it forward as well.
I've been re-reading this quote over and over again today. "Remember to take it one day at a time girl. You can only do so much. Be kind to yourself." Thanks for listening 💖"
Before I fell head over heels in love with yoga, I had this plan/dream of going to grad school and getting my PhD so I could become a Spanish university teacher. While I didn't get that PhD but grad school/depression/insomnio gave me the great gift of yoga and here I am today: a happy yoga teacher. But before I quit my academic dreams I wrote an undergraduate thesis in Spanish (this part still amazes me) on embodied performances as testimonies of gendered violences. This project captivated me and became my passion for a year. It was Kali powered for sure! I'm all about combining passions which is why I'm teaching a writing+yoga workshop on embodying truth. Our bodies speak and I can't wait to hear what they'll say. If you're in Madrid (or close enough), please come! It will be beautiful, two hours of yoga and writing will be magical! #yoga #writing #escrituracreativa #madrid #spain #soulfulyogamadrid #yogini #yogateacher #workshop #truth #truthtelling #testimony #ritual #wildmind #liveabroad #embodiment #empower #journaling #truth
#Repost @unexpectedmel ・・・
For those of us with kids out of school and too old for quiet times, we can put ourselves in quiet time, amiright? Since school ended, I have not had a single minute not fully narrated by one of my children, like they're in training to be the next Morgan Freeman and I am a penguin on my annual trek across Antarctica. The constant noise, gum smacking, and random sounds just to fill the space are damaging my calm. My daughter is currently saying "Helloooo" over and over in my face, varying the inflections, just to experience the sound of her own voice. And mine are too old for early bedtime, so they're Always Around. We send them upstairs but they come back like a boomerang. I swear they're nocturnal.
Them: I'm just getting the glue gun, three cardboard boxes, and a tub of butter. I'm making something in my room. And the five meals I ate today weren't enough so I'm grabbing a bag of hot dog buns, too.
Me: It's 10:30pm.
Them: Not tired. Oh, also, can we talk about all my feelings and that thing that happened three weeks ago that I'm finally ready to process because I can only talk about real stuff between the hours of 10pm-2am?!
If you need me I'll be in quiet time by myself while my kids paint the house with glitter nail polish and probably get into the bag of jumbo marshmallows. It's like my life has been invaded my rabid raccoons. ....
#truthtelling #summer #momlife #help
Living in the box has never been comfortable for me. Small, contained snippets of knowledge dictated by second hand experiences of other people have never captured my attention and seemed incomplete at best.
I've always been a seeker of deep truth. I came to realize early that the deepest truths can not be put into words bc there is no language that can ever fully define actual truth.
Although? I do know now that we can speak with acute integrity and be in full alignment between what we say, feel, and then how we act.
The most important place to start to be both trustworthy and TRUSTING is to tell YOURSELF the truth about yourself, your environment and all things that make up your world. When something is out of alignment to what you most want, we start working on that first, to bring it into a place of TRUTH for you in your life.
Until we are willing to tell ourselves the whole truth and nothing but the truth about our lives, we stay stuck in patterns and cycles that bind us to "the way things are." Because? The TRUTH SETS US FREE. (Even if it hurts like a bitch first.) Recently, I realized that I haven't been telling myself the whole truth and nothing but the truth and therefore could also not tell you.
I realized that I'm great at connecting with you when my truth is simply HAPPY and HELL YES but when it's something else, something I deem *gasp* unlovable or unacceptable by the "outside world" (anyone but myself) I shell up and shut up.
That's no way to tell the truth, the whole truth and channel those truths into shaping a world with more love.
So... from now on, I'm going to share truths I've learned and gained from my years of deep study and experience resulting in empirical knowledge instead of second hand experience.
I now choose to share this way in hopes that we can build a deeper relationship built on a foundation of love, acceptance and growth in order to foster an unstoppable tribe founded on ... truth.
#truthtelling #unstoppable #entrepreneur
It takes a lot to set your sights on a distant horizon and to keep reaching for your goals. It takes a lot... of courage and hard work, believing and achieving , patience and perseverance, inner strength and gentle hope. It takes a lot of giving it your best and doing the fantastic things you do 👑
Routines are hard to come by with a 5+ month old. I'm halfway craving a rhythm that is consistent and the other half grieving the loss of this chaos. Titus starts first grade in the fall, Charis will start pre school with me at home and baby Silas is growing up so fast I can hardly believe he's nearly six months old!
Where does the time go? They say "time flies when you're having fun" but I think time just flies.
4 years ago this month I had my little girl and then begun a really dark time in life. Post partum depression is real, and even when I shared with people I just felt like they didn't get it. Nothing was routine in life other than never seeing my husband and stress upon stress being stacked up. If I'm honest, I'm still recovering, still reeling, still healing.
Coffee had always been part of my routine, and I think it probably always will. I like the way it tastes. The comfort of a hot cup in the morning is something I can't always count on #kidlife, but I will always go searching for at least a hot sip. This habit would be hard to break. Maybe one day I'll break it but #todayisnotthatday and it's something I look forward to in my routine!
Depression comes with a ton of triggers, and for those of you living in it or recovering from it, you know what I mean. My best suit of armor against it IS routine #frenchpressmornings But how do I find that routine beyond the coffee?
Routines are steps I take every day that will define me and my family. And lately, I've been working HARD to choose different ones than previous years.
Today instead of binging on ingredients that won't build me up but just bring me down is a habit I'm working to insert. Choosing to plank or challenge my kids to go on a crazy stop-and-go walk is a habit I want to replace sedentary television time suckers. Instead of dwelling on things that take from me, I want to give back to myself and ultimately my family. I'm a coach, so I'm held accountable and I'm proud of it! Routines don't always mean your life is scheduled, but it does mean your life has purpose!
Come with me. If I can do it, and it ain't always pretty, you can do it!
Kicking off the summer with some Truth Telling! When you have a seat at the table, you courageously speak your truth and school em!
@amandaseales talks White Privilege and experience as a Black woman in America to Caitlyn Jenner -so eloquent, and so REAL! "I am not hostile, I am passionate"
Absolutely ❤️ her!
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True Confession - I developed the gentle foaming cleanser because I had to. Clients and friends demanded it. I personally thought oil cleansers and powders were the only way to go. I struggled with the formulation tweaking it each time I made a new batch, never satisfied. I never really used it though... until ... A few weeks ago I was out of all my usual cleansers & as a last resort pulled out my gentle foaming cleanser. OMG !! This stuff is really good 😁. My skin feels clean and soft and I swear the overall texture and appearance of my skin is improving since using it. I'm not giving up my oils or powders but this ones definitely making it into the regular rotation . 👍#goodstuff learn more and get yours by clicking the link in bio ... Seriously, you're skin will thank you for it 😊😉✨🐬
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Camping is over but we are still dealing with some of the aftermath... In light of a busy day wrapping that up we were craving something light but filling... Enter chili lime grilled chicken salad! #homemadesalsa and homemade lime-honey-garlic vinaigrette to give it some punch and we were drooling over every bite!
We are off to get some cardio in and get our exercise #backontrackagain
Commitment to healthy goals never felt so good. And I'm SO happy that my hubby is fully on board now!