I’m sorry for not having too many funny posts. I’ve lost like 20 followers in a few days. But that’s okay. I do this for ME, In hoping it helps people. So I haven’t felt very funny, but I do know I can do this. Some days I wake up like... AGAIN?? I can’t.. 🥺 But I can. And so can you. Take your minute to have a cry and it honestly feels so much better. Much love to you ladies! We’re all mamas in one way or another.. 💕
DO YOU JUSTIFY THE STORIES THAT LIMIT YOU? 📖
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Did you know that your beliefs aren’t just thoughts? They’re intertwined with emotional charge which is why when someone may try to make you believe some brand new empowered statement, you sometimes respond strongly with “BUT I CAN’T!” / “YOU DON’T GET IT!” / “I “CAN’T BECAUSE OF…”. 🛑
Even though YOU KNOW THESE ARE ILLUSIONS, JUST STORIES - you still defend your smallness. You still throw mini internal tantrums and may sometimes even hate on your mentors because “they’re being too tough.”
Getting emotionally charged up while you defend your “problems” such as; you “don’t have the money now”, “can’t have a partner now”, your “fear of public speaking is too immense to even try”, “I can’t be woo in my business”, and on goes the list - is simply strengthening that belief because any action that has an emotional charge is neurologically being imprinted in your striatum, the part of the brain where habits are formed. The rush of adrenaline you get when getting hyped up in a conversation, even if it’s through anger or stress, is processed as an addictive reward in the body. So thus, karmic suffering is formed by… YOU! 🧠
So, next time you get that heart racing adrenaline - choose to minimize it by going against your ego and accepting the opposing empowering belief that overrides the limiting ones.
Here are 3 practices that’ll help you facilitate the process of breaking this habit:
MEDITATION: This allows you to cultivate emotional intelligence. It helps you become familiar with the space that exists to respond to situations consciously instead of reacting to them unconsciously. You have about 3-5 seconds to realize you get to respond before your brain reacts. Use meditation as a tool to explore that space.
BREATHE: This is a tool you will always have now and it slows your heartbeat down and calms the nervous system so that you can drop into your body, get out of those crazy beta brainwave states, and choose the story you want to play out.
MOVE: Slowly stretch, dance, or practice mindful walking meditation.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Sorry my post are so spaced out these days... Between home life,school, and work, I tend to only have only time with my commute or when doing homework. Trying to remember to give myself #mommyalonetime😎. Which is what I did this morning. Got myself a coffee this morning and headed to class just a little early. Have a great day everyone and remember to give yourself some you time! #mommyalonetime😎 #humpday#remembertobreathe#rmemeberyourself
"I know that Ive tried to keep my held high." When things arent working we need to accept it and figure out what our next moves will be. Accepting a loss is never a failure, more so a divine lesson. We live, we make mistakes and we learn.
Sending you all love, whether your life's looking up or feeling tough.
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I can’t believe I almost cancelled on her today. I had a super rough morning. It was actually a great morning...me and my coffee, a cozy blanket and a good book. But then the rest of the world woke up...and that’s when things get hard for me. My natural instinct as an introvert is to hole up...go underground...cozy up deeper into that couch.
But I also have an instinct to get outside. I think it’s natural in all of us but isn’t necessarily nurtured over the years. I have learned that it’s so much better for me than that overwhelming urge to burrow.
So I kept my play date and we had a low key walk through the woods where we threw frisbees through the trees at metal stands. We didn’t keep score. We just walked and talked, moved our bodies a little bit and laughed a lot.
And I forgot all about what made the earlier part of the day so hard.
I was thinking about that saying, “hurt people hurt people” and I believe the opposite of that is also true...
People who feel good about themselves feel good about other people.
So I’ll continue to fight the urge within myself to hide and fester in the soup of my own emotions by taking it all outside...where it can float away on the breath of laughter and fellowship, catch flight on the back of my frisbee wobbling through the air or simply float up and out of me as I grow lighter by simply remembering to breathe.
Feeling extra sappy today on day 3 of 42 without my hubby. .
I had intended to post a workout session today but cuddling these little babes felt needed today on this rainy foggy Tuesday. .
Sometimes you just need to rest. Reset your mind and your body to keep on keeping on. .
I’m awful about not sitting still and enjoying the moment and just relaxing. I feel guilty if I’m not productive pooping out content or doing something for the house or a craft. .
So today I did things that helped me relax. I went to the grocery late in the day (weirdly therapeutic.. anyone else love the grocery?). Put our guest room together and just wrote. A dream of mine is to write and publish a book. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a writer so today I just word vomited into a word document while the dogs played.
But a majority of the day was spent playing and snuggling my little hot dog Cash and princess Lady. .
What is something that helps you relax and feel whole?
Today was the most challenging day I’ve had this year so far. At the end of the day I was ready to give up on some things and start making new plans... is it time to embrace changes again? I want to thank one of my best friends for what was waiting for me when I got home. She sent me this through the mail cause we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like to anymore... Well, it arrived “just on time”! I literally felt hugged by you, Kat! Thank you for making yourself present even when we’re physically far. I love you so much! ❤️ #myotherhalf#bestfriendsforlife#remembertobreathe@schmidt_wonder21
Mega catch ups on #100daysofbackbends2019
Here are upward facing dog, bridge pose and a supported backbend for days 11, 14 and 13 (random order, I know)
It’s actually really nice to do a few at once - they lead on from each other quite naturally and once my back is feeling warmed up it’s fun to have a play and see where it will go
I used to not like upward facing dog much - it was something that happened in between other poses. But the more I come to it, the more I find to enjoy about it. Funny that. I chose Zaz’s variation of coming up onto the toes and reaching for them in bridge pose - found a whole heap more space to wriggle the shoulder blades together. And for the supported one? Who know what this pose is but it felt great - that’s my bag of spare mats, which came in very handy!
You may notice there’s a day missing in there...going to need more wall space to play with day 12’s suggestion so I’ll have a go when I’m in the studio later this week
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Inspired by one of my beautiful clients who’s recently started meditating, I have put upon myself to commit to a project. I’m calling it
20 Minutes For Me Moments 💖🧘🏼♀️ It’s very simple and I am encouraging everyone to join my quest. •Firstly, if you’re like me, you have a busy brain and find it hard to switch it off. So you must make sure all tasks are done. Clean the kitchen, take in washing, scrub the cats bowl....whatever your to do list is. Do it!
•Secondly, find a cool, quiet spot that you can be alone in for 20 mins. I took my yoga mat outside on the concrete. Very tranquil 😌
•Thirdly, go to YouTube and search “20 min meditation”. There’s heaps. Guided meditation, meditation music, energy cleansing, anxiety, tension, insomnia...everything. Choose one and play •Then you just have to listen and breath. Or, I chose to just play music, stretch and breath. Hold each stretch till it feels like somethings going to snap, that’s how you know it’s been long enough. Breath very deeply and slowly.
I did find for the first few minutes I felt a bit woozy but maybe I wasn’t breathing. I dunno.
Anyways....give it a go.
I’d love to say I’ll do it every day but think 3 times a week is a more realistic amount. 😊
Namaste 🙏 #meditation#personaldevelopment#calm#remembertobreathe#recovery#trainhardrecoverharder