I choose HAPPY. Almost every day of my life. 🌿 Of course there will be sad days, hard days, unbearable days. But knowing and understanding how little harm they cause, how unimportant they are compared to the bigger picture and my general, daily life - I get through it all. I'm not romanticizing hurt and pain. I'm not sympathizing with my difficult experiences. Simply because I know I am responsible for those too. I let those bad things happen to me, I let someone else's intentions control me, I let things rule me and that's not "another lesson of life". Hell no. It's my underlying denial to take responsibility and stop the thing that does not serve me. There is, however, one thing I gain once it's all settled - Perspective. Direct attention to the things I'm grateful for - in a non-spiritual way, completely sane and grounded. These are the things that REALLY matter to me. And so should you. 💛 #gramfamduty
Fun fact! I hate having my photo taken. . I almost never like photos of myself. If I do I'm rarely facing the camera, the photo is probably a little out of focus, my hair is typically a mess, and my favorite images are ALWAYS the candid ones. ALWAYS. . Being comfortable with my own self-image is something I'm constantly working on (and have always struggled with). And I know that a lot of my clients feel the same way. . But I really freaking hate that I let my own issues prevent my family from capturing the moments that matter. This season of life is short and gosh dang it when I'm old I want photos to remember it.
Ok...time for some vulnerability... It's #selflovesaturday ... and this...this is a first. I grew up in Sacramento, where it gets hot af. BUT WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING THERE! AND A POOL!! Sitting around in shorts and sports bra is not something I do, let alone share on social media. But each year, I try to overcome some fears. Last year it was as silly as wearing a baseball hat in public. This year, aside from speaking in front of people, it's learning to embrace the body I have and love it through the process. Realizing that everything I think people are thinking about me, is actually really in my own head when it comes to my physique. So here it is. The first ever itty bitty piece of my mid section, lmao! Hope you have a fabulous and cool weekend. I love you, xoxo. #love#smooches#xoxo#selflove#youvsyou#mevsme#selfimprovement#soulgoals
My favorite t-shirt as a little girl was light-blue with pink flamingoes on it. I think it was from the Miami Zoo. My mom had a matching t-shirt. ☀️ I loved it. And I loved matching her. 🐦 To be honest, I'd probably wear one all the time if I knew how to get one. 👚 I'm grateful for those memories. I called it the “mingo shirt” #summergratitudechallenge#summerofprosperity#soulgoals
I've been visiting family a lot lately. In fact, I was in Georgia for about 2 months between April and June when my mom was in the hospital and after she passed. And on one of my final days in my hometown, I went on a hike with my brother. He showed me a beach at a nearby lake that I never knew existed. We walked through the woods, near lakes, on beaches, in sun and rain, and trail running from bees. In one of our early conversations on that afternoon, we were talking about forward motion. (I think deep conversations must be common when grieving.) I insisted that not all forward motion is in a linear direction. Take the lava in Hawaii from this recent volcano for example. I've LOVED witnessing this lava flow from across the globe, and I'm mesmerized by it. The lava flows forward, but that's not always in a "forward" direction. (My boyfriend later suggested this idea sounds like an idea that the Marines float around: they never retreat, they just attack in the opposite direction.) Then I admitted to my brother that even though it's not an animal, I feel like this Hawaiian lava is my "spirit animal." It's natural. It's beautiful. It's deadly. It's vibrant. It's destructive. It's creative. It's awe-inspiring. It's real. It's flowing. It's creative It's unstoppable. It's so many things, and I love it. I'm grateful for this powerful, beautiful, inspiring, creative, force that we call lava. #summerofprosperity#soulgoals#summergratitudechallenge
#repost @summerofprosperity with @get_repost ・・・ Money is important. ✅ We need it in this world. We need it to work in order for our marriages to work. We need it for food, shelter, fun, etc. 🏠 And money itself isn’t evil. 💰 But prioritizing money 💴 over people, good, and God is where breakdown occurs. 💰 Money is neither good nor evil. Just be aware of how you approach it. Notice. ❤️ #summerofprosperity#summergratitudechallenge#soulgoals