MY PASSION ~ • Lately, I’ve done some deep soul-searching about the path that I have chosen--- to spread consciousness, beauty, spirituality and love through my underwater photographs and in sharing my life’s journey.
• I realize the strength it took for me to walk in my shoes today and in the last four years.
• At times my heart aches to hear the opinions and judgements of others, with them telling me indirectly that they preferred me in my past life.
• It’s during these moments when I feel seemingly alone, that I realize that I paid a price to find myself and that I’ve come back home to me. Then I deliberately choose to vibrate in Joy.
• Today I was inspired to share a prayer from Maria Shriver’s Sunday Papers:
“Dear God, please give me the strength to live my one wild and precious life. Give me the courage to embark on my own journey and silence outside voices so I have the strength to listen to my own voice and your guidance. Amen.”
• “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” 🙏💙🐳💙🐳🧜🏻♀️.
• Photo of me taken on the Great Barrier Reef 2016, photo by Stuart Ireland aboard the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard, reposted from my account @ConsciousHour#CHRISTINAHEPBURN#CONSCIOUSHOUR#BLUEPRINTOFABUNDANCE
“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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This month’s full moon coincides with the day the United States celebrates the birth of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How will you use your energy, your voice, and your skills to make the world around you a better place, today and all days?
#MLKDay#MartinLutherKing#MLK90#BeTheChange (Original photo by Jeronimo Bernot via Unsplash)
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! It’s sad how we can be quick to post a fight, joke, Soulja boy “Draake”, Kanye West “Slavery was a Choice.” Yet, forget to post or mention the ones that really took the biggest risk, those whom sacrificed it all, and impacted how we live today. Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day #bethechange#motivation#love#family#martinlutherkingjr#culture#unity
“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” Dr Martin Luther King
I came across the intersection of Glory and Peace on December 31 in downtown Dallas. Upon seeing this intersection I immediately thought of Dr.King.
I am endlessly thankful for who he was and what he gave us.
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness,
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate,
only L O V E can do that. ✨ #MLKjr
I try my hardest to be a positive light and source of genuine love for every one around me. Some days it’s harder than others, just like MLK said...”hate is too great a burden to bear, so I’ll stick with love.” Spread love and light today, fam. XOXO 🖤
TRUTH in life. TRUTH in pain. TRUTH in health. That they are all a JOURNEY is what they have in common. That they all require change is their shared challenge. Change is what moves us forward. Moving forward is the PROCESS. Trust the process. And keep moving.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for... REASON #1 is here! 🥇🥇🥇This video gives an inside look at #waveweek2018 and all the fun we have while giving back and changing the world. Our communities need young leaders now more than ever.
Want to join us this year?? Head to the link in bio to reserve your spot at one of our two #waveweek sessions. Check out our Facebook for the full video ✨🌊
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'Mama, take a picture with me!' As shes stripped down and ready for a shower 🤔
Oh how this mama is tired.
Not just lack of sleep, but emotionally exhausted.
Between still battling letting other peoples' words and opinions sink me to my knees (yes, I KNOW others' opinions shouldn't matter, especially those who dont really know you. . . But tell that to my heart)
And feeling the biggest wave of anxiety and heartache I've experienced in a long time (reason for which this may he happening are surfacing like a tidal wave today). This mama is emotionally shot.
But when I see this little girl looking up at me, I just know that being emotionally drained isn't an option.
She needs me to show her how to rise above.
She needs me to be the example of self love over people pleasing.
She needs me to lead the way in self exploration and happiness.
She needs me.
So I throw on a smile.
Take a picture shes happy with.
Then wrap my arms around her
and breathe her in.
Because what she doesnt realize yet, is I need her just as much as she needs me 💗
Feels so wonderful to be recognized!!! 🤓🤩 Got a call last January that I was being chosen for this award 🥇!!! The plaque finally came!!! Have cherished being an RN for over 6 years and a CRNA for the past 14 years!!! Love ❤️ what I do!! Helping people is such an amazing feeling!! Being apart of positive things or an impact is what I live for!! Thank you American Health Council for recognizing my service of over 20 years in healthcare and my career advancements!! ☺️💕🙌🏻😷
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Cleaning sustainably doesn't have to be confusing or expensive. In fact, it's actually much more simple and affordable than the typical store bought cleaning routine. Above are some low waste and natural cleaning essentials ♻️✔ // 📸 @plantedinthewoods
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// MLK //
52 years ago Martin Luther King Jr visited Toledo, in what is believed to be his only trip. He stood in what is now my living room and addressed community leaders. Knowing he stood in my own home with a vision for something greater inspires me to look at my own life and see where and how I can step up for the greater good of others. I am proud to be a Toledoan and honored to know MLK was drawn here to guide and lead us to social equality and peace. #mlk#mlkday#peace#equality#uptosomethingbigger#bethechange
Photo and credit to the Ted Lamb family
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'Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ - Martin Luther King Jr
Three nights of music, love and friendship. Thank you to everyone who came out the past three nights. We appreciate each and every one of you. The stories you tell us, listening you sing at the top of your lungs. Whether it's your first show or your tenth, you show up for us and we want you to know we appreciate you. We will not stop our mission to end hate and bullying in our schools, in our communities and in our world.
*Raio Problematizador das Férias*
Vamo falar de farofada?
Leia-se: gente que pode ouvir música alta e jogar resíduo no quintal de casa, mas prefere fazer isso em locais públicos.
Eu sou muito a favor da educação. Sou professora, né?
Mas me diz se eu tenho alguma coisa pra ensinar pra galera que joga FRALDA SUJA na beira de uma lagoa de água cristalina?
E me digam: adianta ter locais belíssimos perto de São Luís (essa lagoa fica pertinho de Morros, há 2 hrs da capital) se nós vamos pra lá pra fazer besteira?
Tinha bolsomistas metidos a Bear Grylls DERRUBANDO ÁRVORE PRA FAZER FOGUEIRA. Tinha resto de quentinha. Tinha lata de Skol e garrafa d'água dentro da lagoa.
Tudo isso pra dizer pra vocês que: ser minimalista, ir em restaurantes e pedir pra não trazerem nada de plástico, andar com sacola retornável, repensar hábitos de consumo não é NADA se você vive numa sociedade que normatiza o caos e o desprezo pelo ambiente. Não adianta agir só. Bora mudar isso?
a) Leve sacos de lixo pra esses passeios. Sem falar nada, comece a recolher resíduos perto dos farofeiros. Alguns tem vergonha na cara e inclusive pedem pra jogar seus resíduos no saco que você levou.
b) Fillme a porcaria que está sendo feita, reclamando em voz alta (em locais seguros). Nada muda mais comportamento do que vergonha.
c) Eduque crianças. Elas de fato se importam. A maioria dos adultos não muda mais, a não ser que tenha um serhumaninho tagarelando sobre logística reversa no seu ouvido.
This is the third and final image that contributed to the winning of FRINGE Magazine & KEVIN.MURPHY Ireland EDITORIAL STYLIST AWARD.
Sylvia chose this image as she felt it best represented her
researched trends for spring/summer2019. Headscarf’s, ribbons, floral print, short bangs and natural undone look excited me very much. I received my inspiration from Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini in his spring/summer collection 2019 he gave each model the “undone” look with soft waves. Lela Rose inspired me to add head scarf to my model. Interfiliere Paris and Gucci inspired me to go floral print for Spring summer 2019. I decided on the Japanese Gardens in Tramore co. Waterford to capture my photographic image. I wanted my Theme to be Natural and environmentally friendly.
I am confident that short bangs and blunt cuts and a lot of headband and head scarf accessories with be in fashion for spring /summer 2019.’ #awardwinningsalon#awardwinningstylist
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I AM LOOKING FOR 10 GIRLS TO JOIN MY TRIBE!
Women who want to make a difference in this world!
Women who want a CHANGE in their lives while changing the lives of others!
Truth be told, I don't think I'll ever give up teaching. There will ALWAYS be students who need me... My dreams begin with a desire to make a difference in the world.
Does it end with teaching? NO WAY.
I feel like I can do MORE...like I can really change lives.
I definitely love my students and I want to continue to help change their lives for the better just as they have done for me!
But I also want to change the lives of women just like me. Women who struggle with depression or anxiety...women who can't seem to get out of bed in the morning because the pain is too much...or they are so unhappy with their lives, they have decided to stay in bed where nothing changes.
I want to be that CHANGE!
Yes, change is scary, but listen 👂
CHANGE CAN BE GOOD!
Be the change for someone else.
Be the change for YOU!
If you're interested in helping me change lives drop your favorite emoji below 👇
Let's change the world together! ❤️🔥💪😍💯😎🤩🤗🤯💩😻🙈🤝💥💎🌈🦄 #bethechange#transform#changelives#empoweringwomen#womanstrong#change#encourage#makeadifference#strongmom#momlife#teacherlife#future#dreamcometrue#dreamer#gogetter#doitright
Ready for summer to get here so I can drink my summer juice outside!! .
2 honey crisp apples
2 oranges .
Juice in the blender or juicer! It’s that simple! this juice is not only hydrating but addicting! .
Today I want to do all the things but listening to my body is so important. I’ve been feeling tired and emotional. It’s that time of the month for me and if I don’t take it easy I was lash out on myself and others I love. So I’m gonna force myself to lay down and not worry about all the things I need to get done. Because at the end of the day. My health is way more important.
Dare to dream... and dream he did. Thank you #DrKing for dreaming of equality. Thank you for breaking barriers and fighting for justice. Thank you for dreaming the impossible. Thank you for peacefully breaking heartless laws to change the course of history. Thank you for setting the example for so many to affect change for the greater good.
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
The energies that are happening are so fucking potent and powerful.. I can feel it.✨ This is a powerful time for manifestation my friends 👌🏼 All the planets are in alignment and traveling direct.
Zero planets are in retrograde all the way until March.
This is a rare portal of opportunity where we are capable of creating and manifesting whatever we choose to focus on. 💗
So set transformational intentions, make life-changing decisions, create what your heart desires, take inspired action.
This is a time for amazing luck and fortune, peace, harmony and alignment.
Visualize and feel what you desire and move into it with gratitude.
It’s time for your wishes and dreams to come true.
Take this alignment in.
Dream big!!! The Universe has got you. 💗
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Not just the loveable
Not just the ones who agree with us
Not just the ones who love you back
Not just the ones we understand
Not just the ones we live with
Not just the ones we worship with
Not just the ones who are pretty
Not just the ones we pity
Not just the ones cheering us on.
Everyone deserves love.
Yup I’m inspired today. More than ever before. Thank you Martin Luther King,Junior. And for all the ones honoring you today. And to the ones who are not. #forgivethemfortheydonotknow#bethechange#changestartswithone
This view ❤️ It’s part of why I love this area. This is the view from my gym, which makes running on the treadmill tolerable lol. Abi is loving the gym too! Every gym should have childcare, it makes going so easy!!! #bethechange#arethoseufos#kootenaystrong
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” ❤️ PSA to remember spread love this MLK day and never forget to always #bekind (Also if you ever drive across this bridge, don’t do what I did and try to read it while driving, I almost crashed😬) Spending the day with the cutest bulldogs at Georgia English Bulldog Rescue because what better way to spread love than by cuddling with slobbery puppers?!
One thing that I’ve been experiencing lately is how much time in the past I’ve spent around “thinking” about how to make changes: trying to reframe my thought process to set myself up for effective changes.
The reality is, we don’t know nor understand what we don’t know and haven’t tried. So staying on this commitment of having truthful, intimate connections with people has gotten harder and easier at the same time.
Harder in the sense that a lot of fears and insecurities have come up.
Easier in the sense that a lot of the energetic drain has come from being in my head so much, so just DOING has been awesome.
Today I’m really grateful for the leadership program I’m doing, because even though I’ve intellectually “understood” this and have been told this by those closest to me, sometimes it just takes a leap outside of a box for me to realize that the box of fears I’ve been living in has been the reason for all the lack of change I’m trying to create for myself.
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