Even as a teenager, I struggled with the concept of 'The One'. How did I know that who I was then is who I'd be now is who I'd be in 10 years time? And if I didn't know that, how would I be able to choose the one soul who could come on that journey with me? Now, as a relationship mentor, I get asked with a wry smile then, 'oh, so you've found The One?' Or 'are you in the perfect relationship?' And to me, therein lies the problem. You see, I don't believe that the perfect relationship is about waking next to the same person every morning for the rest of your life, giggling over breakfast and heart sharing over dinners and walking hand in hand into the sunset. I believe the perfect relationship begins when we stop getting so damn obsessed with what a relationship looks like on the outside and making it 'work'. I believe the perfect relationship begins when we start to see how relationships work for us: what we project and what we defer, what myths we've been subscribing to and what stories we might actually want to write for ourselves. Relationships, because they are teamwork, are the arena for cultivating self-awareness, self-expression and self-development as much as they are about learning compromise, communication and compassion for another. Relationships are not perfect because they are pure sunshine and light. They are perfect because, even in the challenges, you allow each other to sit in your own truths, your own freedoms and place each other's wellness over an attachment to the relationship looking a particular way. Relationships are perfect when they spark creativity and empowerment, instead of self-abandonment in the name of love and loyalty and the need for this one to finally be The One. We may find the relationship of a lifetime outside of us. We may not. But as a relationship mentor, my priority is simple: to create an environment where YOU know how to bloom first, before you try to understand who or what can grow around you.
"One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your sense of self and accept the version of you expected by everyone else" #iseeyou #selflove #beautywithin #fitchick #lovewarrior #backview #greeneyedgirl #staypositive #stayfocused #37neverfeltsogood #firstloveyourself #beautiful #mindset
This is a video from 1 1/2 years ago dancing to 'I love myself' when my ex- husband served me with divorce papers at my apartment. I am sharing this video not to dwell in the past but to show you how things can change drastically in a short time. I was devastated when my marriage fell apart but am now happier than I've ever ever ever been in my life. Believe me, if you're in it, 'This too shall pass'. Hang in there!
Assumptions and expectations are tricky buggers. Often they lead to disappointment and resentment, especially when not communicated. It's a habit that is learned, and fulfilled often in the hopes that we are right and our needs will, and should be met. Funnily enough the opposite typically happens leaving us holding the shitty emotional bag (ours btw). But what if you could take this habit and use it for good? Actually in a way that is still self serving, AND leaves you feeling pretty damn good. What if you assumed the best, and left expectations off the table? What if, even when something undesirable happened, you still gave them the benefit of the doubt. That people, dates, partners were doing their best instead of trying to intentionally piss you off, or be unthoughtful. Regardless of the situation it leaves you feeling free and your compassionate eye will serve you well. It also gives you the peace to have clarity in how to react, or make a choice that honors all involved. Pretty cool, huh? Try it out. Start making generous assumptions about others, and make your choices with love, for love, from there. #createyourlovestory #consciousdating #datingadvice #lovecoach #datingmentor #ignite #generousassumptions #lovewarrior
#AbstractAffirmationsDaily / Big change happens because of small choices.⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀ After A LOT of travel this year, we're finally home for the next 6 weeks or so and I'm going through the process of establishing my routines again. One of the more painful ones is to get on a regular workout schedule again. ⠀ . ⠀ While in the gym yesterday, of course I was thinking to myself how I want to magically snap my fingers and get back into our pre-travel shape or even better! But transformation doesn't usually happen like that. We want these big sweeping changes to our health or work or life, but we forget how big change happens. ⠀ .⠀ Big change happens because of thousands of tiny choices in thousands of seemingly insignificant moments. ⠀ . ⠀ Big change with your health comes from the decision to push for 10 more seconds, to sweat it out for 10 more minutes, to put on the workout clothes even though you don't want to. ⠀ . ⠀ Big change in your confidence comes from the decision to raise your hand in a group, post that image of your work, speak up in the meeting, or change that mental phrase from I can't to I CAN for the thousandth time today. ⠀ . ⠀ Big change in your life comes from the decision to have that hard conversation, to learn that skill instead of give up, to work on that side hustle just an hour this Saturday.⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ Big begins with small. So...what small choices can you make today that might contribute to that big change you're hoping to make?⠀ .⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀ #handlettering #lettering #digitalart #handletteredart #abstractart #thehappynow #choosemust #liveyourtruth #risingtidesociety #dreamersanddoers #peoplescreative #makersmovement #liveauthentic #bloomyellow #makersgonnamake #madetomatter #creativelife #bigmagic #creativepreneur #communityovercompetition #theimperfectboss #soulfulcreative #lovewarrior #soulshare
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Another day another avocado toast...#shamelessavocadotoastpic . . Followed by a few episodes of #dearsugar in which they talk about saying NO but what resonated was less about saying NO (I don't struggle with that) and more about WHAT IS YOUR INTENTION? . . Whether you say yes when you mean no or no when you mean yes, those are out of alignment and will make you feel icky, resentful and helpless. . . What are you saying yes or no to today or this week? What is your intention - are you saying it because it's what you want or what is expected or what makes you look good?
🌚 Happy New Moon in Leo 🌚 Just doing some intention work for the new moon. The new moon in Leo is about stepping into our greatness. Claiming that inner strength and power. Something we can do to embrace this energy is to free ourselves from judgment about what our greatness should look like. Take some time to do some self evaluation and take action on things that contribute to your greatness! We are entering a very powerful two Moon cycles. So get ready to move into your greatness!
I love seeing Sammy's caring nature with Owen! lol even with helping feeding him!
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Happy Sunday! 💗☕️ take time to do the things that make your soul happy! ✨
Thinking about balance today. The space in between 💜
You know those people in our life that brought us into the world and stand by our side in good times and bad? Hopefully when you think of the most important heroes in your life, your parents top the list! Today is National Parents Day and we celebrate all these amazing moms and dads in our life! Let me know if your parents are your heroes. ~~Tell me about them in comments below~~ . Jeni S. shares her love and gratitude for her parents (and aren't they the cutest couple too!!).... . "We moved across the world to be closer to these two ... we would not still be in Napa if it wasn't for them. Not that Sydney, Australia is a bad place to live - there's actually a lot about living in AU that I like a lot more than the US...but that is a whole other post. My parents mean everything to me...if you know me at all you know that our family is close and we do a lot together. My parents put us first always and I can't begin to put into words the gratitude and love I have for them. Not only are they the most loving and generous, they are so much fun! Seriously....and my parents house (aka club Borreson) is party central and always has been! They know how to have a good time and some of my best- most fun memories are always with my parents and siblings! I am forever grateful for my family and could never repay them for all they have given me- and continue to give me. Thank you Mom and Dad! . Would you like to start your week with inspiration to honor you and others? A little good news in your inbox? I would love for your to join our Personal Hero Tribe (PLUS.....each month I pick a subscriber to win a Gratitude Bracelet!) Just send me a message if you would like to be added ❤️
The swelling in my face and neck is finally going down! Thank God for the courage to take this journey back from adrenal crisis slow and steady. I'm actually healing. It's incredibly difficult to allow my body to transform as it needs to in order to heal.... I've always been a person that liked control over my body. Relinquishing control so that my body could heal has been totally badass. And not everybody understands the path when they simply look at your face and see a swollen neck or a swollen belly. Unfortunately there's a great deal of judgment.....But through this journey I've gotten so much better at letting go of other people's opinions of me and anchoring on God. I often say that it requires a great amount of suffering and discomfort in order to become aware of my attachments... especially other people's opinions of me ... yet if I can remain awake and aware during the process of feeling the pain of that which no longer serves me, then I can practice the art of letting go. Speak God, thy servant is listening.
Last morning in the mountains is for reading by the pool ❤️ Bought this book when it came out and lost it somewhere in the house during our moving process. Was so happy to find it right before this trip and rejuvenate the #lovewarrior inside me ! @glennondoyle thanks for the inspiration and the love #speakyourtruth #bebravebeyou #webelongtoeachother #chooselove #warrior #brueckenlife
I'm having a play date with my inner child this morning, but even the adult in me is excited to see how this turns out. ☺️
A perfect morning for some goddess training ❤️
My theory is to throw everything at it! Every single thing that feels right, and GO 💫
Lost my fear And gained my whole life @cleowade
Isabel's been working with this horse for almost a year. Called Kaji, he came to the barn last September underfed and not really trained to show. Isabel saw something in him, though, and has ridden him on every free ride and lesson she could for the last 10 months. Her love for him has exceeded any she's ever had for a horse before. :: Today she showed him for the first time. I've never seen her more elated. :: As the show was approaching, she had to come up with his show name. What came to her was "Kaji-Riki". When she looked it up, she found this: "Kaji (Jap.). The power of the Buddha transferred to sentient beings, and the response to it. In particular, it is the transference of that power to those in need through prayer. Kaji-riki is the interaction between the Buddha and humans in activating this power." :: Having never heard this term before, I was stunned. But given the connection these two have that is beyond words, beyond what she's had with the dozens of horses she's ridden over the years, this may offer some insight. 🙏 . . . #awaken #expand #inquire #lovemore #lovewarrior #journey #herosjourney #sobermama #soberspiritual #pathfinder #sherecovers #spiritjunkie #teetotaler #truthteller #writer #spirituallife #transform #surrender #buddha #horse #kaji #kajiriki
💖💖💖 "Sunday motivation. Go out and do that big thing you've been wanting to do. Dream that dream. Make that choice that rattles your bones. You're not dead. You're still breathing. Don't waste this too short life." #topherkearby #IAmReady #NeverSettleForLess #QuitRunning #LoveWarrior ---------------------------------------------------------- #Repost @topherkearby (@get_repost) ・・・ __________________________________ Find signed books and art at TopherKearby.com. Amazon and Barnes and Noble for standard edition books. @topherkearby = Twitter Topher Kearby = Facebook __________________________________ #storyteller #poetry #poem #poet #inspirationalquotes #sketchdaily #poetsofinstagram #booklover #writersofinstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #spilledink #inspiration #sketchbook #tampabay #poetryisnotdead #indianapolis #indiana #authorsofinstagram #life #handwritten #typewriter
Happy Italy wanderings 👗#7 . Mood 🍑🌵🌾 . . . . #constantorgasm #beachlifelove #lovewarrior #loveandthrive #loveandlight #followyourbliss #innerfire #highervibes #highervibrations #nurturebodyandsoul #travels #beachgirl #yoginitravels #hariomtatsat #flowwithgrace #play #rollick #instayoga #yogateacher #feeltheyogabliss #yogabeyondthemat #yogaoffthemat
Hey, I'm Brianna 👋🏼 My friends call me Bri. When people ask me what I do I say I'm a Health Coach. But what I really am is a person who holds space. I hold space for you and your wellness struggles. I hold space for your triumphs. I hold space for your goals, your hopes, your wishes. I hold space for you to pour in to and feel heard, loved, noticed. And once you've poured out all you can, I fill you back up. With tactical nutrition education, intuitive eating principles, motivation, inspiration, and all of the tools you need to feel amazing in your own beautiful body. Because that's what it's all about, right? Having someone in your corner to who knows you're already beautiful, you're strong, you're an incredible human. And then someone who's willing to listen listen listen, ask the tough questions and equip you with the tools you've been missing on your wellness journey. You have one amazing body. One incredible vessel for your dreams and your love and your thoughts. How great would it be if that vessel was always nourished in a way that makes you feel like you can take on anything? SPOILER ALRET: really freaking great. So that's me. That's what I'm about. But what I really want to know is WHO ARE YOU? What do you need? Where can we meet in your journey? Leave a comment, DM or Email me. I can't wait to hear your story 🌲 #rootwell
#Repost @jennracioppi (@get_repost) ・・・ 🌑 NEW MOON in LEO, 0 DEGREES 🌑 Sunday, July 23rd 5:45 AM EST This particular new moon, a wonderful new moon to set intentions pertaining to activating courage and leadership from within, also has an element of needing to expect the unexpected associated with it. It’s in a harsh angle to Uranus, intensifying that energy. Saturn in Sagittarius forms a grand trine in fire with Mercury in Leo and Uranus in Aries. This suggests an extremely optimistic, upbeat, passionate, and playful new moon. A downside of so much fire in the sky? You could experience a lack of patience and the potential for unconscious action. Remember to slow down and stay connected to yourself! More to come! #LunarLogic . . image via @ashtandacbus #moonmagic #selflovewarrior #lovewarrior
Remember that time I thought, "I need just an easy recovery workout" so I decided to do PiYo?? And sweat like a maniac?? Yeah that just happened. PiYo will always have such a special place in my heart. Because when life felt really heavy and I felt totally helpless, this little workout saved me. Looking back, that year that was so hard, so full of turbulence shaped who I am today. We can't see it when we are in it. But pushing through those moments, pushing through the hard is where the growth happens. Heartache and pain are part of the human experience. Embrace it, don't run from it, and figure out how to learn through it. And one day, before you know it, you'll be on the other side. And the next times things get really hard, you won't panic quite as much. You won't fumble quite as much, because you will have the conviction that you can face anything life throws your way. Happy Sunday, friends. ✌🏻❤️ #unleashyourgreatness #itsalreadyyours #momofmany #lovewarrior #spiritjunkie
Precis läst ut "Love warrior" av Glennon Doyle Melton". En bok man definitivt inte lämnar oberörd. Men kan samtidigt inte riktigt bestämma mig hur bra jag tyckte den var.... Hade kanske för höga förväntningar. Men bra var den. Och viktig. Och klok. Många kloka tankar. Tror det var det ständigt nära inslaget av Gud som gjorde att jag hade svårt att ta till mig allt. Boken är självbiografisk och handlar om Glennons liv. Hon utvecklade bulimi redan vid 10-års ålder och kroppsföraktet är starkt hela livet. Ett alkoholmissbruk utvecklas också och ett starkt självförakt. Vi följer Glennons kamp genom barndom och vuxenliv, äktenskap och föräldraskap. Och framför allt tar man till sig hennes insikter. Hon har många kloka tankar som jag tycker är viktiga för tjejer och kvinnor att ta del av. Vi är starka i oss själva och behöver inte försöka leva upp till alla orimligt ställda förväntningar, varken andras eller egna! Någon som läst? #lovewarrior #glennondoylemelton
Happy Italy 🇮🇹 wanderings 👗#6 . 6:30 am view today 🤸🏼♀️💕 . . . . #constantorgasm #lovewarrior #loveandthrive #innerfire #innerpeace #hariomtatsat #hariom #omtatsat #followyourbliss #nurtureyoursoul #italy #puglia #india #goa #yogateacher #felltheyogabliss #travels #bliss #feeltheyogahigh #highervibes #highervibrations #vibratelove #rollick #play #visit #olivetrees #arambol
Petite nvelle dans l'entrée .. 🌿 .. Entrée qui est en pleine mutation (enfiiiin !!!) #home #homesweethome #sweethome #madecoamoi #madeco #decoaddict #decoration #deco #decoaddiction #instadeco #interiordeco #boho #boheme #bohemian #bohostyle #hygge #cocooning #ambianceboho #bohemetouch #cadre #lovewarrior
When I thought about and finally quit drinking alcohol I tried to read DRINKING, A LOVE STORY but put it down, again and again. This story does not lie--it was too hard to read--it's been a dust collector on my bookshelf for three years. Today I'm 21 months sober (minus 6 good sized drinks--a four hour relapse, which I thankfully climbed out of fast. That innocent one glass of wine at lunch swiftly steered me back to square one. My heart, body, mind, and spirit did not want that hell again), and I can't put the book DRINKING down. Caroline Knapp, her words, her beautiful words, deliver a functioning alcoholic's life and the art of successfully hiding it. Something that's so common and hidden and deadly. A lifestyle I lived for too many years. Oh man, that life hurt, bad. Today I'm sober; a magical and free lifestyle. Sober a word I used to HATE. Now the word Sober fills me with complete love. 🙏⚡️❤️✌️ #mentalhealth #addiction #recovery #wedorecover #miracle #sober #sobriety #hipsobriety #msdroeselives #rise #sherecovers #shepersisted #lovewarrior #lightworker #writer #wearetheluckiest
The miracle isn't in the date planned around some big occasion, although that can be magical. It isn't in the grand gesture or the single momentous conversation. The miracle of love is nestled deeply in the smallest of details which, when built upon, carries you higher and brighter, more free and more confident. It's in the consistent 'please' and 'thank you's and the silent smiles of acknowledgement of the teamwork. It's in the hug first and last thing in the day. It's in the connection in a quick gaze across a room and a kissed welcome back from time spent apart. It's in the respectful listening of a story without half a mind elsewhere and the creating of stories together in the most ordinary of moments. The miracles that love brings are endless when fostered in a sense of mutual safety, security, and trust. They consolidate your sense of wholeness, instead of somehow finally rendering you complete for the first time. They give you room for self-compassion, a space to navigate challenges with grace, and a presence in which you learn to foster trust in all that you are and will be. The love around you reminds you of the love to be nurtured inside of you and vice versa. And finally, when it comes to building your home on the foundations of little things, let it be not with the person who you can't live without, but instead with who life is just infinitely better. Let it be with the person who understands the value of the little things. Let it be with the one who finds smiles, travels through the day, creates sanctuary, speaks their truth, in a complementary way. "Be realistic: Plan for a miracle" - Osho
"Leo reminds you that you deserve someone worthy to sit on the throne beside you, one who would never ask you to give up your dreams or sway you with fantasies they had no intention of fulfilling. The time has come to look to the true, the real and the authentic. That is who is worthy of standing beside you. This doorway that is opening offers huge opportunity to begin things that we never thought we could. Leo lights a powerful fire in our lives which can melt blockages and move momentum forward in surprising ways. Leo is reminding us that all things are possible, and this is the time to follow your dreams and your desires. You are being called to take the throne of your own life and lead in courageous new ways. This is new territory and there is much to learn. Trust in your abilities and embrace the eagerness rising as you encounter this new unfolding journey. Now is a time of setting the tone for the creation of the future, taking the initial steps for the journey ahead." ~Ara @the_goddess_circle_ara ✩ Go to Find Love Within's Facebook page to read more about the new moon in Leo. #newmoon #leo #astrology #cosmos #moongoddess #moonenergy #healing #manifest #letgoletflow #soulawakening #soulawakener #energyhealing #lovewarrior #findlovewithin #consciousness #solarplexuschakra #ritual #intention #youareworthy
Our tendency for self-aggrandizement is directly proportionate to our insecurity. Until we learn to fully love our wholeness through healing, we seek love from others by projecting a false self. However, the false-self cannot be sustained without great harm to the soul. By attempting to actualize a pseudo-self, we abandon our real self along with all of its marvelous potentials. The longer we seek for external validation to fulfill us, the more we starve our soul and atrophy our authenticity. Some people see this as a successful strategy in a society that constantly encourages you to conform in order to “be somebody” instead of being yourself. Yes, you can earn a lot of money with self-aggrandizement, and it may make you superficially popular. But as you grow older and the games you play wear themselves out, you’ll realize that your relationships, your lifestyle, and your words were as hollow as your false-self. You’ll realize that money and notoriety can’t buy the most important things in life - real friends, precious time, real love, and the piece of your soul you sacrificed along the way. The things which once brought you pleasure and pride lose their effect, and have gradually created your own self-made prison. After years of trying to “be somebody”, you’ll find you are no closer to finding true inner peace, joy, and wholeness. You will have no choice but to turn your attention inward. And when you do, you will still find the pieces of yourself that were in hiding all along like seeds in the darkness waiting to bloom. All you had to do was be with them- nurturing them in the darkness, watered by your tears, guiding itself organically towards the light. By doing so, real friends will have been drawn to you to help you along the way. All you had to do was love yourself.~ ~Humberto Braga Original art by Heather Thompson Blue Phoenix Art Contact for purchase information "Healing"
Oh hello old friend. Sometimes you just have to wipe the dust off and pick up where you left off. With guitars. With friends...with anything really. Ahh it's been a really good day and I am so thankful I'm here in this moment sitting in this chair smiling at how blessed I am to have gotten to this point. The strongest people didn't become strong over night they had to endure a lot of pain and maybe some trauma but they fought like hell and they made it. Here's to you. Here's to not giving up the fight to get to the other side. Don't sweat the small stuff and understand that some people may still be living in fear and that's ok. What they think or say about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them!! So I guess all this to say...if you want to pick up the guitar again just do it. Life is short. 🎼🌼🚲☀️🔑🦄🌸🗝💕
Thankful to be home to enjoy this rare summer sunshine BLISS on our "hot deck"! 👙is necessary for this super 🌞 & 🔥 sesh' on the deck, connecting with my amazing team, challengers, and friends. Days like this I feel BLESSED for this amazing life....this momma needs sunshine for REALZ and when it's right at home in the mountains, you know you're exactly where you're supposed to be. ✨✌🏼 #liveyourdream #blissedout #blessednotstressed #sunshinelove #lovewarrior #adventurelife #onelove #bethechange #friendshipsforlife #strength #mindset #alaskalife #heartofgratitude #powerfulwomen #loveyourself #alaskanchicks @alaskanaudrey
It's a #dreamcometrue to see #benharper live in concert 🙏🏽✨🌙 His music helped me see beauty in healing from a broken heart. 💔❤️ I'm deeply grateful to be here in #southernoregon with the love of my life. This show is sold out, but Greg made it happen. He says, "sometimes all you have to do is show up." 😍 Greg: I love you for all the ways you show up for me every day. Xoxoxo
I didn't realize how much this was helping me stay grounded until I ran out of it. Thanks for the speedy shipping @greenhopefarm! ❤️
She calls herself a dolphin because she loves the water so much. 💗😍 🐬#definethejourney #seekinglightandlife #adventuresingratitude #michiganphotographer #owossophotographer #grandrapidsphotographer #thelittlethings #familylife #documentyourdays #mittenlife #michiganmom #grkids #childhoodunplugged #wildandfreechildren #mightyandstrong #tellon #intothewild #puremichigan #puremichiganpride #lovewarrior #lovewins #michiganawesome
Hey everyone, I have good news! It's that time again. Starting on Monday Jennifer Louise @unmasking_ will be taking over the TVC IG account. Not only does she have an amazing eye for photography but she has a way with words that will leave you breathless. Again, this is not easy to do so please show your love and support for Jennifer. With love, Colin #thevulnerabilitychallenge #igtakeover
I hate how true this is. #LoveWarrior #NotEveryoneLovesLikeIDo #UnconditonalLove #iwillloveyouunconditionally #Repost @r.dhalwriter (@get_repost) ・・・ The inspiration for this one is taken from one of my favourite lines from 'The Kite Runner' - 'and that is the problem with people who mean everything that they say, they think that everyone around them does too.' Sometimes the most powerful words come by learning from other exceptionally talented writers who are able to express your thoughts better than you do. I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!
Could we "migrate from defining...faith as a system of beliefs to expressing it as a loving way of life?” —Brian McLaren (Sunday) #loving #humandignity #paradox #openheart #lovewarrior #education #faith #mostimportantjourneys #simplicity #teaching #teachers #parent #parents #humanitarian