One of the quickest ways to happiness...
Realize we get to choose who and how we'll be in the world.
Instead of trying to fix or improve or change our partners and kiddos, we can listen and love and embrace who they are.
Instead of thinking that people should see things the way we do or measure
up to our expectations, we can take responsibility for our own choices and
behavior and let others be who they are.
Rather than wishing the world were kinder or safer or more fair, and spiraling down into the pain and overwhelm, we can take small, imperfect action to offer our light and help build the world we want to live in.
Instead of reacting and biting and blaming others for our moods or well-being, we might pause and more carefully choose our own response.
Rather than waiting for circumstances to feel easy and instead of wearing guilt or shame because we're messy and imperfect, we can love ourselves well, own our own behavior, and just keep showing up slow and steady.
One of the quickest ways to happiness is choosing our response. ♥️
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Personal growth (self-growth) is all about you being a better you! The best way to track your personal growth is to look at where you are now, notice how your relationships and emotions make you feel, and compare these feelings to how you felt at a different point in time when similar external circumstances were present. When you take responsibility for your personal growth, you become the catalyst to establish the priorities for your life: #1 Relationship with yourself #2 Your health #3 Your passion/purpose #4 Your team or community
You'll be surprised that your purpose doesn't define you; your limitations are what tells the world where you start and end! When you embrace a winning attitude, the support of an extraordinary team, and let go of expectations and perfection; maximum growth occurs at the crossroads of chaos and order! At Vibrant Healthy Living Community we support your personal growth and help you to enjoy an extraordinary life! .
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The ability to deal with rejection comfortably is essential, especially these days when the very idea of rejection is anathema. I'm grateful for the many rejections life has handed me over the years because it forced me to re-orient my compass and no longer invest time and energy in fruitless endeavors. What has rejection taught you?
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Believe in something better. Did you know it’s possible to update your belief system and thought process to work for you instead of against you? I remember a time when everything running through my head was around self-doubt and fear. I worked for years to turn that thought process around by changing my beliefs and when I did, my entire life changed. I continue to work on my mental game and evolve with my beliefs...and honestly, shit just keeps getting better ✨ Letting go of the past can be hard but not when the future looks like this. #shinebrightlikeadiamond
Save The Date! .
Start the New Year with a fun, relaxing, rejuvenating evening with other like minded souls. We will have some great topics of discussion.
Choose to BE * YOUR real true SELF
BE YOUR SELF. Choose real & true.
Ideas for SOLUTIONS in 2019 instead of RESOLUTIONS.
And so much more! Keep posted for more info!
Link in Bio for FB event. Click interested or going to be first to hear more about it! Reserve your limited spot now!
Make your own custom charm! They are going to be stunning!
Giveaways! And more for everyone! .
Time to be inspired and motivated! Come visit with friends, old and new!
Above all, be gentle and patient with yourself 💕
[Como lidiar con un día triste:
Llora, suspira, lloriquea, llora más fuerte y repite de ser necesario.
Llama a alguien que sea muy bueno para escuchar.
Toma much agua (para que puedas llorar un poco más).
Escucha música de la que destruye el alma.]
Por encima de todo sé gentil y paciente contigo mismo 💕
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Do you matcha? ⠀
I matcha every day. Think of all the health benefits of green tea, only on steroids and with a creamy taste. Mmm. That’s a matcha oat latte. And you can have up to five per day. How wonderful life can be. ⠀
I normally go for it in the late afternoon or evening, when I try to avoid coffee as I am not one of the lucky ones to whom sleep comes easy. If you’re like me, this little trick really helps sleep better as matcha offers a slower and less intense energy release.
Is your energy ever matched by a stranger?
I have been in such a joyful state... Full of love and energy for life.
Today walking through a store I was greeted with some unconditional reciprocation of that love. It was amazing.
It was a FULL body Great Dane Hug! As I was laughing, more folks joined in to pet the other rescue dog. This gentle giant melted my heart. .
Do you find your energy matched by others? Have you ever thought it was them ... not me? ❓
Remember you are amazing!!! This dog was amazing!!
Love and hugs are amazing!!!
Up close and personal....Saturday vibes💙 It's the end of this year. I'm making, again, accounting of my life, my relationships, the things that truly matter. It's another year that has passed. It's another year of growing. I am in my 50’s. I have more wrinkles than last year. But, I cherish who I am today, what I have learned at this age. I cherish my self confidence. I am choosing to surround myself only with positive and kind people that bring me up, not down, and feed my soul. I am unapologetically me. ⠀
While I have always been somewhat obsessively health conscious (read: my kids only ate organic food before Whole Foods even existed...), this all changed when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and my marriage began falling apart, at the same time. That threw me into wanting to change everything in my life. I began cleansing myself by doing @thestandjuice cleanses (thank you, Carissa!😘). I ate only #rawfood for a full year, and took #wheatgrass shots every day. I went on to study nutrition and diets and became a #iinhealthcoach. I had always been a bit of a gym rat, but I went on to learn meditation and embarked on my journey to become a decent #yogini one day.🙏🏻
Today, I am stronger than a rock. I am kind. I am love, and I have the attitude I have today that defies aging. It's the comfort of knowing who I am. It's another year of feeling unapologetically me. As I am making checks and balances at this busy time of year, I know that, in the end, it's your family, your relationships, your friends, the gratitude...and the attitude, that matters. P.S...I'm working on getting my website up soon⭐️
Ok, so I've always loved hats. Self proclaimed #hatlady . I pretty much live in soft beanies in winter and baseball caps...(hmm, year around)...but these wide brim fedoras! It's so difficult to find a wide brim fedora that doesn't swallow me or one that doesn't make look like the character #Snufkin (all you #scandinavians would know) from the wildy popular childrens book series #TheMoomins ). This @brixtonwomens fedora from @nordstrom is amazing! And don't look like Snufkin!👍👏⭐️
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You have one glorious and brief shot at being the you that is you on Planet Earth, and the power to create whatever reality you desire. Why not the biggest, happiest, most generous and fully realized humanoid you can be? Why?
I began my journey training in Filipino Martial Arts 10 years ago. Now I find myself at a cross road.
I asked myself "What do I really want to gain out of training martial arts?". Is it self-defense? No.
Is it fighting skills? No.
Then it came to me: I want to explore how my body moves and interacts with others. I want to enjoy training and still have a strong and capable body to fully support my personal evolution on this planet. I want this experience of training martial arts that will evolve my whole being.
Life has begun a dramatic shift since I started getting clear on what I want and taking 100% responsibility for myself.
I'm seeing this shift trickle out elsewhere too! I'm meditating regularly now. I'm sleeping better and waking up more refreshed. I'm eating the kinds of food that nourish me more. I'm taking action to get rid of the kinks in my body and get it conditioned better so I can do more.
What do you want to achieve? What areas in life do you want to see improvements in? If you can get training to fully explore and expand your evolution, would you do it?
I'm looking for people who would like to dive into martial arts training as a path of self-evolution.
No experience needed.
Currently wishing I was here working on my tan and soaking up all the vitamin d! I used to love winter but I’m so cold lately I think I’m getting old 😂 Winter you’ve been fun, but I’m over it!
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I had an argument with a family member recently during which I don’t think I was always my best self. I felt anxious and triggered and like the little girl who just wanted to be seen, heard, validated— but often wasn’t, in different ways, growing up. It feels like a relapse of sorts, when I’ve done so much personal work to move past my traumatized self— and because of that, I feel exhausted. By life. By pain. By anxiety. So I scrawled this down in my journal to remind myself to give empathy to that hurt person, but to not let her rule me. To understand that she’s always in there, probably always will be, but it’s how I treat her, understand her, care for her, that she will be free to leave. That I will make mistakes and so will those around me and they’ll bring their own pain into the room and that that’s okay and it’s how I realize my own pain and mistakes that I grow. And grow. Into who I truly am. And will. Be.
Do you believe in declarations, goals or commitments? ❓
Last night I declared I would run 3 miles today. Not a big deal for some. I planned to take the dog with me -- as soon as she saw my shoes she was in! 🐾
Dogs like to smell things. Like to pee and poop on yards. I got 1.4 miles out of her before I dropped her off at home.🏠 I could have said "Nope that is good enough". That was not what I said would happen. Out I went... 🏃♀️ After another mile ( at 2.5 miles total) i started to say I am done and wanted to go home. Who would know if I quit.
I heard a voice in my head's saying " You know what to do. Do It!". Jeppers Greepers it was MY VOICE -- not my coach's voice. So I choose to continue on. No going to lie -- it was not fast, but when I hit 3 miles....3️⃣ I started to sing ... "we are the champions" out loud. There might have been a Rocky Moment 🙄😜 celebrating the fact I DECLARED what I wanted to do and then LIVED. It was not a goal I HOPED would happen. 🎵
Ever day I believe more and more in myself and the power of abundance. ❤️