Clear quartz is my ride or die crystal. I often get pulled towards rose quartz but during a recent energy healing session I received the message that clear quartz is my protector. Whenever I need some grounding, some energy shaking, or some lifting up I grab this friend.🦋
Throw back to the last nice sunny fall day yoga session! Slowly getting back to my practice. You know what guys? Life gets busy. We get lazy. I’m one of them. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Just pick up back where you left, wipe off that little dust from your shoulders, and move that beautiful body of yours! Even with the biggest wedgie and tags sticking out of your bum! 😂 Remember I said previously, authenticity vs. perfection! 🤷🏼♀️ #innerbeautymovement
Shirt by my soul sister @photabgraphics
Someone did and I will get to that later. But now that I got your attention: Sometimes you have to stop for a second and look around and notice how blessed you are. I know God is moving and shifting you and sometimes you find it hard to keep up so you find yourself on your knees asking him for his strength. But after you wipe your tears and get up from the floor. Thank him for the valley and praise him for the miracle. #kingdomkid #blessed #favor #itwillbealright
That was for someone not sure who? Now she said you classy and a little bougie but you got a little bit of ratchetness. I like it😋 Nope she tried my life but I respect her honesty and that I make her feel confident enough where she can also be herself around me. #authenticity
✨Having lots of conversations that connect to this about this time of year. I really ❤️ helping others claim who they really are -- AND also who they still want to become despite others expectations.✨ #coaching #counseling #authenticity
This 🙌🏻 You can hear my laugh from another continent 🤣 I swear like a tradie, and love with a passion. My favourite saying is ‘Go hard, or go home’ I am fiercely protective about my family and my friends - mother cub style 🐅🦁 And I cry. I cry at ads, movies🖥 books 📚, stories my friends tell me, a look from my daughters, monarch butterflies (that’s a whole nutha show), a tone of voice (the growly voice makes me 🙈🙉)...the list goes on. But existing loudly for me means being authentic. That speaks volumes, shouts from the rooftops, shoots from the hip & goes straight to the heart. That is my music🎺 This music is the silence between the notes 🎼 Have a spectacular Saturday xxx 📷 @haveanicedayy_
NOW I AM LAYING DOWN TO SLEEP Lembro-me bem de como eram as noites em depressão. Crueis. Lembro-me que os fins-de-semana podiam ser ainda piores. Além da dor e pesadelos habituais que me invadiam na escuridão e não davam descanço, vinham também as expectativas a par com a culpa e a vergonha puxadas ao limite. Expectativas de que, ao ser o período em que família e amigos tinham mais tempo livre e de alguma forma me ajudavam a distrair ou a ventilar tudo o que me ia na alma; vergonha e culpa por me sentir incapaz de ter um momento social bom, por me sentir um peso para elxs ou por me esconder do mundo todo quando este me queria envolver porque me sentia incompreendida, por um lado, e uma desgraça que não merecia nada, por outro. Assim, rapidamente o que era suposto serem sentimentos bons de amor e empatia davam lugar a sentimentos negativos de vitimização e auto-punição, de desespero e de isolamento. Tudo isto se tornava numa espiral negativa super forte da qual eu não sabia como sair, e que ninguém à minha volta conhecia ou compreendia. E uma coisa ia alimentando a outra, levando-me cada vez mais ao fundo. Sem dúvida que as minhas noites eram do pior, com loucura total comigo ora a implorar por misericórdia e ajuda, ora a gritar contra as almofadas, a chorar desesperadamente ou simplesmente a entrar em choque sem conseguir dormir, mas também sem conseguir processar quaisquer sentimentos ou emoções de tão assorbebada que estava. Travar isto não foi fácil. Porém quando finalmente o consegui fazer o meu corpo começou a ter o descanço de que tanto precisava e eu comecei a conseguir ir funcionando melhor. Gostava de vos dizer como isto foi feito, mas mais que isso quero agora que saibam que não estão sós, que eu estou aqui e vos compreendo e que também vocês podem superar isso. De coração vos digo que me podem contactar à vontade. #eutunosmenos #autenticidade #authenticity #vulnerabilidade #vulnerability #vida #life #mudança #change #superarador #overcomethepain #depressão #depression #saudemental #mentalhealth
Happy Friday! We made it to the weekend! 🖤 I know some of you have had a rough week. Praying you find some time for a little R&R this weekend to recharge! .......... I’m hoping to find a little mix of rest and productivity for my weekend! And I may or may not have a few things I’m working on for YOU! 😘 .......... What are you hoping to do this weekend?!
Let me let you into one of my biggest business fears... Being on this side of the camera! 🤦🏼♀️ Seriously, I've spent a lifetime helping others create a name for themselves in entertainment but I was always behind the scenes. 🎬 I even went to great lengths in college to side-step any public speaking requirements. I was always happy to offer guidance and suggestions to others, just never liked be the focus of the conversation, until now! 🎤 Oddly enough, it's my career with Rodan + Fields that changed everything! I discovered early on that I was going to have to speak in front of people if I wanted to get my message out. So I had to practice and learn how to speak in front of large groups, without the flop sweat and anxiety taking over! 😅 And now I've turned that fear of public speaking into a career of paid speaking gigs AND a podcast, wha?!?! Never in a million did I think I would be doing this for a living but now, I can't image doing anything else! 💫 Here are the steps I go through each time that fear reoccurs: 1) be prepared aka practice 2) remember to breathe 3) slow down so you don't get tongue-tied 4) tell yourself, out loud, that the fear your feeling is actually excitement 5) just do it... just like anything else, the more you do it the easier it gets Confidence is not created overnight #YASQUEEN
's. You have to work on being the best version of you all the time. So, once you identify what it is that is holding you back from taking the next step to creating the life you want (business wise), the closer you'll be to saying, "I remember the time where I thought all of this wasn't possible, but I worked hard to get here. Physically, emotionally, and mentally.” 💖
I want to share what’s really happening for me, not just share the “highlight real” of my life. - - The stress that has building up over the past week, or two, or three broke today in the form of an anxiety attack. I spent the morning hyperventilating on the bathroom floor when I should have been on my way to work. - - Moments like this make me feel stuck. - - The silver lining is that I leaned on my boyfriend more than I ever have before for support. I opened up to him the way I usually only open up to my mom or close girl friends. He responded in such a loving and supportive way. I cannot thank him enough! - - The other positive that came out of this morning was a conversation with my new friend @sigma.x
She reminded me that “this to shall pass”. That phrase can seem negative, but as we discussed it more, I can see how it can also be very empowering. - - In the moment when anxiety or depression is hitting you the hardest it can feel like that’s all there is. It can feel like this might be your reality forever. But, these sensations and thoughts are only happening now and they will pass. • • • • • • thank you @shannon.bertsche
for taking this picture! #yoga #yogi #yogaoffthemat #threeleggeddog #yogapose #outdooryoga #anxiety #keepingitreal #sharing #thistooshallpass #justkeepbreathing #silverlining #myjourney #authenticity
✨Happy Friday, self-lovers! Time to recharge and reset! Between Friday and Saturday, I usually take a 24 hour break from social media and work to give myself time to reflect and recharge. It also helps me stay balanced and true to my teachings. 〰️ I’m not gonna lie, sometimes the focus on social media makes me feel like I’m not living in alignment with my practices. Social media can be an energy sucker and if not kept in check I notice it pulls me away from what matters most to me and what I like to share with you - real connection, authenticity, vulnerability, honesty, and of course all the feel good yoga poses and breathing practices! 〰️ So, for the next 24 hours CONTEMPLATE and COMMENT below: What’s your definition of self-love? How do you re-charge to ease more into it? I can’t wait to read your answers! 〰️ #fridayvibes #selflovejourney #recharge #socialmediadetox #liveyourtruth #contemplation #authenticity #yogalifestyle #yogateacherlife #yogaflow #findyourbalance #consciousliving #mindfulnessmeditation
🌈 When a rainbow appears , follow it to the gold! . We hear these cliches all the time. Sometimes I want to roll my eyes at them. But they’re cliche for a reason and represent something much deeper than they appear to. . “Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.” - Joseph Campbell . . . #rainbow #lifeistooshorttowait #followyourbliss #goodvibes #tribe #spiritualawakening #journey #herosjourney #youcangoyourownway #yourpath #authenticity
Perception vs Reality, not everything is black and white! I've had a few conversations lately that have made me realize that fear holds people back in so many ways. It absolutely has held me back over the years. Fear of judgement, fear of failure, fear of whatever. Letting go of that fear is hard but so worth it. Everyone has a story, nothing is as perfect as it seems. Sometimes things come with a lot of smoke and mirrors. Why not live life for yourself? Not live life to measure up. I honestly feel a little uneasy posting these rants as I'm relatively private (believe it or not). However, I'm facing my fear. I would rather spread authenticity and hope it helps someone else to feel like they have the power to do the same 💜 #authentic #authenticity #selflove #perception #living #awareness #process #bethechange #justathought #rant #love
I could do what is sensible but I prefer to do what is magical. I could do what garners approval from the masses but I prefer to do what pleases my own strange soul. I could take the paved path but I gravitate towards the rugged wilderness. I could stay the same but my true nature is shapeshifting, ever contracting and ever expanding. 💙 card: #universalmindoracle
Good morning! Every week we will be sharing wisdom from the Tough Talk community group! If you'd like to add any suggestions or resources, we encourage you to join the conversation. What books have helped you? This week's topic: books that have helped us to understand mental health & wellbeing. Here are 5 that were discussed in a thread on our group. 1. The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. She is a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, and shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness. 2. Lost Connections by Johann Hari. There was a mystery haunting award-winning investigative journalist Johann Hari. He was 39 years old, and almost every year he had been alive, depression and anxiety had increased in in the US, Britain, and across the Western world. Why? 3. The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers’ capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. 4. Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition. 5. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. The book is intended as an introduction to the Eastern belief system of Taoism for Westerners. It allegorically employs the fictional characters of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories to explain the basic principles of philosophical Taoism. If you'd like to join our Facebook group, there is a link in our bio!
Ultimately, our lives are an expression of the choices we make, and when we make choices from a place of integrity and authenticity, we can add extraordinary value to our lives and those around us 😎🙏💛 🌞 . . . . . . . . . . .