After a devastating day witnessing first hand the effects of addiction & depression on someone very close to me, I came home to stress clean (anyone else? 🤷🏼♀️) and felt the strong urge to create something.
Creativity nurtures & replenishes our soul. Honor it with a prioritized place in your life, recognizing it for the gift that it is. Use it to serve others, fulfill yourself, nurture your community & create the life you want to live.
To anyone struggling with addiction/depression can I just tell you- you are not alone. There is a reason you are here, and a reason you are going through this journey. Seek guidance, healing & support. For surely, it’s there. 💖
COUNT DOWN! 30 IN 30! This photo was taken 10 years ago. I can remember when I uploaded this picture on Facebook in 2008. One of my good friends @ladonyadances commented on it at the time and said "I remember when Mel didn't want to smile in pics for nothing" And that comment made me reminisce on the very thought that I did not love my smile when I was younger. I always felt my smile was to big, wide and showed all of my teeth. Every family photo I would have a "serious" face and would avoid smiling at all cost. I did not like taking pictures and was really awkward. (I still don't and still am lolol)
But by year 20 I had EMBRACED my smile and realized that my smile was beautiful and was meant to be seen. Over the years I embraced my big wide teeth smile and appreciated how beautiful I felt my smile was. No one could stop me from smiling then and now. People would simply look at me and I smile. A camera comes out (I may hide) but I will smile. Lol. Over the years I have embraced all of me and now confident in what God has blessed me with. Pretty girl smile! 😊
In 30 Days I will be embarking upon a new chapter in Life. Some call it the #dirtythirty. Or #flirtythirty. I call it Chapter 30.
For the next 30 days I will be counting down the days until my Birthday. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I have enjoyed looking back at my life briefly.b
The first step in becoming the leader of your life is to put God first. In order for you to lead you have to let God guide your steps. When I found myself in a toxic relationship I realized that I had to let god take the wheel aNd guide my steps. I could no longer rely on my own understanding.
I see a lot of post about the Powerball. Sure, it would be great to win some money, pay off some bill's, buy a few things and perhaps be able to retire. What if you "won" all that money, but your health was suffering? Would money be able to change your health? What if it couldn't? What if you had an option to pick health before wealth? I know what I would pick, what would you choose?
Money comes, money goes. Life isn't supposed to be about money and material things, but often times that's what we all seek. Bigger, better, faster, more.
My life changed in an instance, it woke me up, it slowed me down. It made me appreciate the smaller things in life that don't even cost a penny. I have learned so much about myself, my life and other things. It has been a huge learning lesson to myself and my family. Do you want to know what one of the first things I learned was? Money is nothing without health. You can work yourself to the bone, but at the end of the day, non of us are going to be able to take a single penny with us. Make money, but don't make money the biggest priority. Slow down, live a little more and enjoy the simple pleasure in life; family, friends, and the beauty that surrounds us each and everyday. Life is a gift, enjoy each moment. 💖 #kymmiebug🐞xoxo * one of my favorite family pictures taken by my sister in law Tara Norland a few years back! Xoxo* These are the moments I will cherish forever and ever.
Which one do YOU have? A goal or a dream? Don't be stuck wishing for it. Instead, work for it.⏱
"A goal without a plan is just a dream."
It's not only important to have goals but also to have a path of how to achieve those goals. If you don't know how you're going to get there, you'll be stuck wishing for it rather than working for it. 💡
I’m obsessed with smoothie bowls right now. 👌🏼Something about the hot weather and the fresh papaya. ☀️This morning’s base is frozen mixed berries, banana, and homemade coconut milk. Topped with dragon fruit, papaya, muesli, cacao nibs, peanut butter, and sunflower seeds...yum!! 😋
What’s your favourite breakfast?
Sharing your goals accountability contract can be fun. Those genuinely desiring to help you succeed can be a source of ideas for consequences.
Just make sure that it doesn't involve anything that could cause harm to you or others.
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OMGOSH! I just posted one of most vulnerable blog post ever.
In the post I address my overcoming using a alcohol as crutch.
Alcohol was continually stalling my progress with weight loss. I was getting more frustrated with every Monday that came by because my weight would fluctuate back up.
It was a never ending battle with myself. I for a while thought maybe I just shouldn’t drink at all maybe I don’t know how to only have one or two.
But in March when I began personal development on myself. Which always sounded nice but I never stuck with it. I realized I had a bit of demons inside of me that I had always shoved down.
Once I worked on the inside I started radiating on the outside. My weight loss was becoming more sustainable.
Be absolutely beautiful in the INSIDE. It is going to be AMAZING for your all around life.
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“I see your true colors shining through, I see your true colors
and that's why I love you, so don't be afraid to let them show!
Your true colors are beautiful!” ~Cyndi Lauper 🌺
Always let the true, real you shine! It’s when you’re most beautiful! 🌺
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From childhood to our twenties, there’s this one best friend that has always been there 💛
Very few of us feel comfortable being our authentic self because we don’t see ourselves as remarkable.
We don’t realize that our authenticity is the one thing (more than anything) that makes us unique.
Most of us like the idea of being true to ourselves, but in the moment — almost like a reflex — we simply “go along to get along” and conform to what everybody else is doing.
If you truly want to be remarkable you must first learn how to be yourself; this means living authentically with a deep sense of who you are and what you have to offer.