Did you have one of THOSE days? A soul crushing, emotions flowing, wind out of your sail kind of a day?
I’ve had those days, and there are a few steps I take to not let the next day end in the same way.
Vent - I just have to pour it out with friends, family, and advisors. It is important not to speak with people that only agree with you. Let them challenge your perception/view of the challenges, or pull you out of the deep abyss. Getting it off your chest is cathartic, even if nothing is resolved.
Perspective - I have great things in my life beyond work. It is easy to have tunnel visions with your frustrations and let it take over your sight. On a bad day, I try to do something nice for someone less fortunate than me. It humbles me and reminds me there is more to life than your job.
Joy - Bad days can be all consuming, but to overcome them you need to find joy in other things. I try to take a break and enjoy a distraction. I’ll listen to a motivational Ted talk, indulge in chips and queso, take a walk outside, etc. Find something that makes you happy and revisit it frequently. This will keep you from on course.
Evaluate - Is this a regular occurrence? If it is an on-going situation, you need to make a change. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” -Rita Mae Brown (not Albert Einstein, google it)
Last but not least, you’ll get through it. Tomorrow is another day!
Today was the first time I was able to set foot in my shop again. When I left it almost 2 weeks ago, I had no idea what I might be coming back to and when. I am incredibly humbled and grateful that we only had a few leaks ❤️🙏🏻 In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence Jess James + Co. will reopen Tuesday September 25th after 2 weeks of being shuttered 🙏🏻❤️ Please come by 511 Castle to SHOP LOCAL for your vintage tiki outfit for this Saturday’s (9/29 9:30-Midnight) Farewell to Summer Tiki Tiki Retro Dance Party with @beehiveblondes / Hurricane Relief Party at @tailspianobar 20% of all sales at JJ+Co. will be donated to Hurricane Flo relief efforts via We Wilm Rebuild (www.gofundme.com/wewilmrebuild). For out of towners, I am happy to ship 💋 #ilm#wilmington#hurricaneflorence
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Dreams do come true. Thank you @elizabeth_gilbert_writer for bringing your magic to Spokane, and sharing your undeniable gift of wordsmithing with us. I am so grateful to have shared with you just how powerfully you have affected my life through your profound ability to distill human emotion into its most pure form through the written word, and how I found power in parallels to boldly live after crippling tragedy. The book “Eat Pray Love” was one of the biggest influences and motivators to enable me to take on the most significant challenges in my life. During my darkest and most painful stages of grief and difficulty, it galvanized me to seek joy, to own my power, and give light to the parts of myself that had been extinguished for longer than I wanted to admit. “Big Magic” was equally potent in its effect on my life, in that it emboldened me to pursue creating the Spokane Culinary Arts Guild, and has been the fuel to my fire in continuing to pursue writing for writing’s sake (as well was showing my precious 5th graders how to do the same). It has been a catalyst for indescribable joy from embracing my creativity and love for following endless trails of inspiration. Tonight, in a serendipitous turn of events, I was able to meet her, speak my truth regarding the impact she had in my life, and chat casually with this powerhouse of a wordsmith over Maryhill Wine. (Thank you to Maryhill for graciously donating your product to our book club!) I was able to tell her in real life, face to face, how her “ability to distill human emotion into its purest form through words on the page” so magnificently impacted me in a multitude of life challenges. I can only describe the meeting as transcendent. Life is strange sometimes, and oh so beautiful. Thank you to Liz for donating your time to Spark Central, and to enliven our community of creators. We are deeply grateful. I hope that I can continue to absorb fully the depth of joy I feel in this moment after hearing her speak in real-time as beautifully as she writes.
We had so much fun today! The lines for the rides at Universal were average 5mins or less wait time! However, in the midst of all the fun... I lost my brand new iPhone along the way 💔.. after searching the entire park and calling my phone with no success... by the grace of God, answered prayers & a Good Samaritan, my phone was turned-in to a worker working a gate. I still can’t believe its found its way back to me. PHEW!! Thank you Sweet Baby Jesus!!! May that Good Samaritan be blessed abundantly 🙏🏾 “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” ...What a day! ♥️ #payitforward#always#blessed#grateful#tyj#livingmyblessedlife#AceVaycay
1 351 hours ago
I couldn't believe how much books I still had a when marina was younger. I passed them down to my niece Bella and she was so delighted!
I still remeber my favorite book as a child; Heckedy Peg by Audrey Woods. I don't know why lol. Marina did keep a couple books she liked from the stack❤📚
I've once heard; Your life will change by the books you read and people you meet. It's so true
0 31 hours ago
Women changing the world 🙌🏽
One body and bank account at a time!
1 111 hours ago
Time to feed my soul and doing what makes me the happiest #payitforward
I’ve made some pretty significant changes to my health and fitness this past summer. Changes that I was nervous about and unsure of what the outcome would be, but I have not been disappointed.
For nearly three years I’ve eaten 5-6 planned out meals every single day. I ate every 2-3 hours on the clock. I lost weight, gained energy, and maintain r a healthy weight, even through two pregnancies.
But back June I switched it up! I started a nutrition course that revealed to me just how much my structured meals were actually restricting me! Over the last three months I’ve found true freedom with food and have learned to enjoy what I’m eating more than ever before. #foodfreedom
Another scary change for me this summer came when I started a fitness program that only has 4 scheduled workouts a week! I know! Most people think that sounds great, right? But fit three years I’ve been working out 5-7 times a week...and ENJOYING it! I love the energy and stress relief I get from exercise and I’ll admit, going to four days a week I was skeptical about how I’d actually get results and see change.
Yeah...I was scared for NO REASON! Both changes I made this summer were SMART, life giving changes that have brought me results, flexibility, and most of al, freedom! .
Next month I will be journeying with a group of women as they make the same changes I made. I cannot wait to see how these health and fitness changes impact their life. And the best part is, YOU can do this too!
There’s still time and still space available to join me for October! Comment below or message me if you’d like to learn more and see if this could be a good fit for you!
Thank god the Whitney pays its curatorial assistants so little or else how would they be able to pay for their Renzo Piano spaceship?! It isn't like they have bags of money from leasing the Breuer building to the Met @whitneymuseum
1 124 hours ago
Hey @jerrysaltz, help me with the quick math - what is a $25/day stipend hourly? About $3.12/hour right? This private photography gallery on UWS with over 40 years of experience is offering that enticingly competitive compensation to just the right candidate for this “Paid Internship.” Plus, they're members of @aipadphoto so all applicants can rest assured that their certificate of course credit will have all the right accreditation
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How many times a day do you monitor your kids screen time? Today, I want all of you to join me and PLUG IN because @northwesternmutual is giving us all a feel good reason to. Through their new digital friendship bracelet platform, we can tap into the power of friendship and create digital bracelets for kids with cancer. This is at no cost to you and for every digital bracelet created, Northwestern Mutual will donate $1 (up to $100k) to @alexslemonade, who funds research to find better childhood cancer treatments and cures. The Schaffers are in, and we’re ready to help make an impact. In fact, we’ve set a family goal of encouraging 500 people to create bracelets, too. You can read about this on my blog, but what I really want you do to is click the link in my bio and create a bracelet today. It just takes a minute and its within that minute that YOU are making a difference for those kids affected by pediatric cancer. Are you in?
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