An amazing sunrise on a cold November day! Taken at -12 with 15 cm of snow on November 11. I love the peacefulness of an early morning with fresh snow. There was mist rising from the lake, and fresh animal tracks in the snow!
Monday Morning: brought to you by allllll the coffee 😴☕️
Was a bit inactive on IG this weekend as it was full of celebration! We hit up Toronto on Saturday for a friend’s birthday & house warming, and Sunday was spent hunting down my bestie’s dream dress for her wedding (DING DING DING, WE HAD A WINNER 🛎👰🏻🍾)
Oh yes, and one more really exciting thing happened that I can’t quite share yet 🙊
My heart is bursting today, it’s so full of joy and love!♥️💥
What did you guys get up to? ☺️
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One of thousands of glacier run offs in Jasper. I like how GoPro cameras give the fish eye effect in the mountains. I used to be highly addicted to using GoPros, and think I need to start using them more often again. #goproaddict#myjasper#thpcanada#parkscanada
My thoughts for today #realtalk
Empowerment is a combination of inner strength, vulnerability, compassion and self love. It is not about being perfect. It is about sharing our struggles and learning from one another at a deeper, less superficial level. Here is how I am doing this today... your thoughts, as always, are welcomed.
I’ve been struggling lately. My struggles seem to be hitting me particularly in motivation, creativity, energy and overall attitude. These things are my pillars both personally and professionally, so I’m feeling out of whack. I’m stuck.
As a result, two things are happening. The first, is that I’m wishing things were different. I’m fully aware that wishing is loaded with expectation. The problem is that I create an attachment to the outcome of the wish. Then, when my expectations aren’t met (which are impossible in the first place), that “failure” fuels my sense of unworthiness and BOOM, I’m out of whack.
The second thing is that, my sense of personal importance, otherwise known as my EGO, is running my life. You know that need to be right, to win and to know everything? Detaching myself from the story of the ego is a daily practice which I do through observing my beliefs, ideas and emotions. However, these days my awareness is foggy. I find myself arguing with others (and myself) to defend what I know to be true. This makes me emotional, and for what purpose?? I have learned that “the ego builds itself on the belief that we are separate entities, disconnected from and in competition with one another. But nothing could be further from the truth.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz JR.
I am done feeling this way. So here is what I’m going to do... I am going to start wishing without expectation. This is also known as manifesting because my wish will simply become a mantra intended to move my energy and thoughts in a positive direction. Expectation is not serving me.
Next, when I feel the urge to control those around me, I need to detach from the notion that I need to be right all the time and bring awareness to the fact that I am NOT alone in my beliefs. Nobody deserves to be controlled. Not me, not you, not anyone.
Thankful for friendships like this... come back soon! Canadian Rocky Mountains 🍁| • • • • @lauevanss
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I had a well thought out educational caption for this gentleman then I started edited the picture and I could not un see the fact that he’s taking a good ol’ pee 😂 - Nature calls in Jasper National Park 🇨🇦|
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Waiting on the lakes to freeze and the ski hill to open ... Jasper National Park 🇨🇦|