It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the comparison trap.
Scrolling through Instagram and seeing the highlight reel of everyone’s lives.
✨But you’ve come SO far.
✨You have so many wins.
❌You’re just not celebrating them because they seem insignificant.
Whether you’ve made the decision to take your business full time or you’re about to hit six figures, every day that you continue on this path is a sign of courage and persistence.
✨Constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
✨Brainstorming new ideas to better serve your clients.
✨Investing in yourself and your business.
Some people stay dreamers.
But you’re a doer.
And that’s what matters ❤
It’s time to pay attention to Protein! Scientific evidence is uncovering key roles for protein beyond providing calories for energy and building strong muscles. Did you know that proteins also exist in our bodies as hormones & enzymes to regulate our body functions? Or that protein has a role in promoting weight loss, maintaining muscle mass and bone health, and may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases?
After age 30 your lean muscle can decline 3-8% each decade!! Eating 25-30 grams of protein at each meal, from a high quality protein food (meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk products, soy or quinoa) helps retain muscle mass. However, some experts are now recommending as much as 40g per meal to lower the risk of Sarcopenia (loss of muscle & its function, quality & strength) that is so prevalent in the elderly today.
Here are 6 Ways to Pump-Up your Protein every day:
1. Give your breakfast a protein boost with eggs, meats, yogurt, cottage cheese, peanut butter, or nuts (almonds).
2. Add protein powder to cooked cereal, mashed potatoes, soups or pasta sauces.
3. Choose low-fat or fat-free milk (or soy milk) instead of iced tea or soda.
4. Add sliced hard-boiled eggs, tuna, left-over meat, chopped nuts, pumpkin or chia seeds, canned beans, tofu or shredded cheese to a lettuce salad.
5. Try salads made with quinoa, and soups made with lentils.
6. Snack smart! Choose hummus, nuts, a protein bar, or string cheese. Spread nut butter on an apple or pear. Steam edamame, or try soy nuts as a snack. Make a smoothie with added protein powder.
What are you going to do to make sure you’re eating enough Protein?
Remember: You’re never “too old” to become the best version of You!!
Being a #workingmom is hard AF, am I right, moms?!! We don’t just have a 9-5 job; we have a “up at the crack of dawn after getting little sleep the night before to going to bed only when the kiddos do and then we have to clean” job 🤦♀️ .
It’s a “feeling like you’ve already lived an entire day by 9 am” job 😜
It’s trying to focus at work while your #mombrain is also thinking about #allthethings you have to do...the appointments you have to make, the birthdays you have to get cards/presents for, the bills you have to pay, the people you have to remember to text back 📱
It’s trying not to lose your s*** or patience on a daily basis 😂
It’s losing that battle 👆 daily
Which is why it’s SO FREAKIN’ important to make some time just for you 😘
You need that time to just be you...not mom, not wife, not employee... 👩💻 You need to take of yourself physically by exercising and fueling your body with the right nutrition (hence why I hit up your feed/stories so much with me doing this! 😜) .
👆👆Doing both of the above will give you the mental focus, confidence and energy (and so many other benefits!) to get through your crazy days and help you feel like you again 💕 #momlifebelike#youaremorethanamom#toddlerlife#newmomlife#beyou#beyourbestself
This is a topic that most people don’t talk about... in fact, they talk about the opposite... they talk about being and feeling strong and staying collected. .
This was me for sure... naturally, as a Capricorn, I’ve put on the strong face (yes my mask that I showed to the world)... I’ve always thought that if I look strong to others, then I can be strong inside of myself. Problem was that... I didn’t only build walls between myself and people in my life, but I’ve also built walls within myself from myself 🤔🤨😐... .
Over the last two years I’ve realized that to really know who I am, I have to break down those walls inside of myself first. I had to be vulnerable enough to observe who I am and what I needed from life. As I became more vulnerable, I started feeling more, I started connecting more to my true path. .
I also started being more vulnerable with others... and in return, they started to be more vulnerable with me.... and this is when the magic happened ✨✨✨... now, the walls started falling down... now we were able to have deeper conversations, now we were able to connect on a much deeper level. This is how relationships are formed... they do not form from a place of tall walls, they form from a place of openness and vulnerability. .
To be vulnerable is not to be weak (as I used to believe)... it is to be strong and authentic. 😊✌️
. #inlovewithlife#ownyourlife#positivevibes#loveandlight#beyourbestself#manifestationcoach#selflovecoach#successquotes#personaldevelopment#lgbt#lgbtmoms#lawofattraction#lawofabundance#thesecret#emotionalquotes#vulnerable#bossbabe#fempreneurs#capricorn#capricorn ♑
I often find myself aimlessly scrolling on Facebook or Instagram.
It usually starts with something shiny but before long I'm wasting time on FB Watch and Instagram Stories.
I have been noticing that after a while a sense of dread starts to creep in.
The ominous and early signs of self-loathing
i know I'm wasting my time fruitlessly but the door has been opened.
"Shut it!", I scream to myself.
Does it shut? Usually not. Why's that?
This has been going on for a while without me being able to make sense of it until this morning when I realised what was really happening during my morning writing ritual.
It had me think about, firstly, the usage and consumption of Social Media. I love Social Media and how it allows people to connect and share themselves, and then there’s this lure of getting sucked into the dark pit of comparison and being liked!
It is almost like our relationship to Social Media mirrors our real life relationship(s). And secondly, how easy it is to trigger some of the underlying fears even after years of personal growth work. It really is a daily practice for me to work on these voices and fears in that respect
Da muss er jetzt durch!
Das Eis, das der 4-Jährige wollte, gibt’s nicht mehr. Weltuntergang! Mordsgeschrei! Krokodilstränen!
Da war ich früher (zumindest in Gedanken) schnell: Da musst jetzt durch! So geht’s im Leben! Ja, jetzt siehst du mal, wie das ist, wenn nicht alles ist, wie du willst. Mir geht’s auch oft so. Wiegesagt: zumindest in Gedanken. Gefolgt von einem wunderbaren „tröstenden“ Rat: „Na, so schlimm ist das nun wieder auch nicht. Musst dich nicht so aufführen.“
Besser wird’s dadurch sicher nicht – weder die Trauer, noch die Beziehung zueinander, noch die Fähigkeit, mit Frust umzugehen.
Eine große Erkenntnis war für mich die Umformulierung auf: Da KÖNNEN WIR jetzt gemeinsam durch! Es ist MEINE Aufgabe als Erwachsene, stabil zu bleiben und das Kind zu begleiten, mit zu regulieren. Und ich KANN es. Die Schritte sind bei mir immer dieselben:
Durchatmen, um bei mir zu bleiben.
Das Gefühl des anderen Menschen nicht bewerten (steht mir nicht zu, Gefühle sind subjektiv und haben nichts mit meinen unerfüllten Bedürfnissen zu tun).
Und trösten! In den Arm nehmen, streicheln, oder – wenn gerade nicht zugelassen – einfach nur da sein.
Gegebenenfalls zurück zum Anfang.
Währenddessen ist es anstrengender als einfach das Weinen zu unterbinden, danach unvergleichlich wunderbarer.
Schau auf dich!
1 38 hours ago
None of the pleasure (dopamine) from being drunk can match the pleasure (dopamine) of being sober.
A BIRTHDAY EPIPHANY
My first post on this thread, I’m excited to share my journey!
I can vividly remember in March this year catching up for coffee on my birthday with friends and the topic turning to the oft talked latest: purchases|holidays|clothes|toys et al. Normally I’d be contributing or maybe feeling envious of the others’ latest great thing. You see we live in a relatively nice hood, very social lives, good jobs (FT & PT) drive good cars (1 work car inc), kids go to good schools, couple of holidays a year, go out when we want to restaurants|concerts|drinks.
This day though was different, something stirred in me (and it wasn’t the soy FW). I felt an unease, that prickly feeling you get when you’re unsure, the feeling you get when you feel an epiphany coming on. It struck me like a physical blow like a chant in my head...”...what are you doing, what are you doing? Start getting real with yourself, start getting real...!” WTF! I’m real and honest but something was missing... I had recognised for a while that we were doing ok but for 2 smart people (with 3 little peeps in tow) we could do much better. All this time I had thought that to seek my dream: a life of choices and options, that meant I could do and buy whatever whenever. But what I proceeded to learn over the next few months couldn’t be more opposite. Enter education... It’s fair to say that reading the @thebarefootinvestor literally changed our lives in less than a week. It was like discovering your new favourite food, I couldn’t get enough ! Since that time I’ve read 4 finance books, listened to all Ruth’s podcasts @thehappysaver and 100s of @daveramsey podcasts. So much learnt and still so much to learn, feeling so grateful for the journey so far 🙏🏽
0 78 hours ago
Sharing a few easy ways to unstick yourself. 1) Buy our book 2) Talk to people 3) Go for a walk with a friend 4) Attend a new networking event 5) Find a Facebook groups and really engage. What would you add?? #jobsearch#careerchange#shiftandspark
We all want to be there for our loved ones 👫 But sometimes we don’t know how to help, so we think that feeling what they are feeling is the way to provide support.
However this is only harmful for both parties and the relationship. Your pain is my pain is usually a form of self-harm. Boundaries help us take care of our space so we can hold space for others. •
We all have a friend or loved one who is or has: .
💔 Gone through a break up.
🙏 Lost someone.
💰 Been in serious financial problems.
🧳 Lost a job. .
😔 Or any other hardship. •
When we are aware of how much we can hold and we communicate kindly and lovingly, we can take better care of those who need us. •
There is no point in having two humans holding pain. Don’t make other people’s pain your pain. •
🥰 Build healthy boundaries, pay attention without judgement, find the strength from within to hold the space for them and inspire action. •
Tag the one that always has got your back, holds the space for you and wants to help you heal.
Hello hello okay it’s no secret I haven’t been my b E s T ~ S e L f lately but hey— I am alive & I am KICKIN’! Well, I mean, I’m trying, lol, desperately. Life is full of ups & downs but through all of it, I wake up each morning, put my best foot forward in attempts at have the best day ever 🤸🏻♀️
“Give yourself permission to be where you are,
and to still be loved for it.”
3 358 hours ago
We are taught to find love and happiness in others, in external things.
Today, you might find your partner, career or business makes you feel worthy.
But have you stopped lately to see that you are perfect just the way we are?
You are already whole, powerful and perfect. What comes up for you when I say those words to you? The very FIRST thing that pops into your head? Tell me in the comments 👇👇.
If you don't completely love and accept yourself, if you struggle with owning your power, if you could use more happiness and fun in your life, then it is time to claim your life that's filled with Abundance, happiness and self love.
If you're ready then I invite you to join the free Be Happy now challenge that's starting next week.
Sign up via the link in the bio.
. @lisa_falconerxoxo .
Tag a friend that could use more happiness and fun in their life
1 89 hours ago
Response is everything 💕🌸🙏
Reaction is better than cure. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The more I worry about my eczema, the worse it gets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sometimes we need to let our negative emotions flow and then we can let go of them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 deep breaths. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You have got this.
Sending love and healing vibes to everyone who needs it today. 💕🌸🙏💕
Lots of love and positive vibes, Camille xx
1 119 hours ago
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲.
𝐌𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 - by Anais Nin
Day 2 #letsplayayogagame2 • using the wall to support my frog pose and help open up my shoulders.
It’s been ONE YEAR! One year since I took a leap into this coaching business!!
I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into but I was excited and determined to give it a shot. Since then I’ve learned so much, helped others change their lives, made lifelong friendships, and worked on the best version of ME!
This has been the best decision of my life and I can’t wait to see what year TWO brings!
Here’s your reminder of what success is built on in health and wellness
Patience, commitment, consistency
The intersection of these 3 things is where results live 💪
Be patient, you aren’t going to get in shape over night. Remember it’s a sprint, not a marathon. Sustainable, healthy weight loss is 1/2- 1 pound per week
Be Committed by making your health and wellness a priority. It’s important and needs to be treated as such.
Trust in divine timing. Let your belief today be the down payment for your future. You don’t even know how powerful you are. You’re only scratching the surface ⚡️
20 50925 June, 2019
Not everyone is willing to go hard for you like you do for them.
9 23325 June, 2019
I’m usually a perfectionist when it comes to my hair so I’m trying a new ‘idgaf’ style ✌🏼😂 It was either this, or shave it all off.. I’m noticing more and more that my anxiety gives me obsessive tendencies. Especially when it comes to tidiness and cleanliness. Our flat is spotless after I went on a mission yesterday. Forcing myself to let small things slide (aka exposure therapy) is helping - like letting my hair be messy. Small, but significant!
16 91623 June, 2019
Taking an insta break.
Spent 1 hour 30 on Instagram yesterday comparing my current situation to everyone’s lovely lives. (My physical situation great, my mental one ... needs some tlc. I’m burnt out.) It’s not you Instagram, it’s me - and I need some time out to focus on my own grass.
See you all soon, lots of love xxxx