Intentionalliving Photos & Videos

6 minutes ago

So excited to share my first essay for the @washingtonpost - it just hit newsstands today. Click the #linkinbio to have a read! “Pearls of parenting wisdom, unearthed in Venice.” The photo is a WAY #latergram photo of my children & me several years ago during the period when the essay takes place. I am hard at work right now on a full collection of essays so stay tuned!

8 minutes ago

Chillin’ this first official day of summer as the heat wave approaches- the best and only way. The pool! Here’s to firsts! First time in bikini, first time lunch at pool, first time having summer with my kids! Life is grand! #summertime #livinglifewell #intentionalliving

10 minutes ago

Thank you @jayshetty for articulating so well how I feel. I have never sought to share my message and help people out of a mistaken belief that I am perfect or have all if the answers. at Calgary, Alberta

15 minutes ago

I’ve stopped to pick my girls one of these lantana flowers on every single walk since they were newborns, now they pick them for me😭. 🌻 I also spied Lila picking one and bringing it to a lady at church she’s never met before, she beamed and the lady was so touched – it was the sweetest moment!! Kindness is contagious. 🌻 How about we do an ARK challenge this weekend?! ARK stands for act of random kindness, so let’s find a way to brighten up a strangers day with a flower, a coffee, a compliment! 🌻 And share with me in the comments if you’ve already had one of these ARK moments recently!❤️ #spreadkindness at Arizona

17 minutes ago

As an artist, I am constantly trying to find ways to grow. Embracing the beauty around us is something that I have always loved doing. I truly love the outdoors, nature, the sounds of birds and the beauty of our everyday and that helps so much when I photograph your beautiful families. Unfortunately during our everyday stress, struggles, kids, bills and everything else we can overlook it. The next time you are outside, take a minute to breathe, smell the air, the flowers... and to actually see your surroundings 🌿 "If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change." -Buddha

19 minutes ago

Even in the what may seem "Inactive moments", there is still so much at work, it's in silence, in the beingness of it all where your soul sits. Just Breatheeee #DiscoverYourFlow Shot by @slantvisuals

20 minutes ago

🍁 P A T T E R N 🍁 Day 25 of #natureplaymay During all this nature play I’ve discovered i enjoy playing with leaves! Luckily sitting next to me helping me sort and select, Brinley does too. ~ Kirsty . . . Looking forward to seeing what nature patterns you find or make today. Tag #natureplaymay and play along Tag us nature play mummas @wild_mountain_child @growing.kind @themakermum @2little_lims @allthemumery . . . #getcreativewith #raisingcreativekids #playbasedlearning #littleplayideas #preschoolactivities #relaxingwithkids #slowliving #100hoursoutside #wherelearningmeetsplay #natureplay #seekthesimplicity #intentionalparenting #intentionalliving #natureplaymothers #naturemandala #naturemandalas #mandalanature #mindfulkids #therhythmofplay #mindfulkidshappylife #naturalplay #learningthroughplay #exploringnaturewithchildren #montessorilearning #waldorfinspired

20 minutes ago

Today, we get the keys to our new rental and I can't be more excited! Lots going on over here—it's been a long few months and I'm so grateful we're on our way to starting fresh in a new place. Also, knowing I can start nesting soon gets my heart pumping with joy.⁣ ⁣ Wishing you a very happy end of the week, cheers to those small and big wins, and hello weekend!

23 minutes ago

Notice anything different about my instagram account? There are less posts, a lot less posts. 😱😱 A few weeks ago I went to the @hillsongunited concert and one of the musicians started talking about your brand. He said I know that we all have brands and things that we want to promote but wouldn’t it be cool if we all promoted things with eternal value...which got me thinking. 🤔 🤔 At the beginning of the year I wrote a legacy statement or what a lot of people would call a mission statement, it really made me hone in on my gifts and passions so I came up with, “empowering others to live a healthy life, with a powerful spirt, sound soul and strong body.” I always thought being healthy meant taking care of your body first but I think I had it backwards. While I can’t guarantee that every post will be life “changing and earth shattering” I will still post pictures of @mr.bearthebulldog and my kids..those are just cute! I really want to show and be transparent and volunerable on where I have failed and where I have grown. And hopefully along the way help others on the same journey as mine. 💛 So here’s to posts that are a little bit more intentional than they used to be! #gratitude #spiritsoulbody #inthistogether at Tampa, Florida

26 minutes ago

Two weeks ago Chris & I climbed the South Ridge of Superior. It was fun to challenge myself again, to work on communication with my partner during a relatively safe but enjoyable adventure, and to rely on him when I got stuck. GASP! 😱 Did I just say that out loud?! Most of the climb was entirely manageable, but with the added weight of skis on my back and the awkwardness of crampons on my ski boots, one of the moves he made while leading was beyond my strength and ability… I just couldn’t do it. I wanted to down climb about 15’ to a different ascent that I thought I might be able to do without Chris needing to pull me up by the rope attached to my waist. I didn’t want to try and slip; I didn’t want to fall. I didn’t want him to carry my weight. I wanted to do it myself. But, why? Because our culture admires self-reliance. I’ve valued it and taken pride in it all my life. There's certainly something to be said for being self-reliant, but now we’ve tied this concept to our self-worth. Sometimes our hyper-vigilance for self-reliance takes an unnecessary toll on our well-being. I’m grateful to have a partner who is willing to pull me through difficult spots when I can’t do it myself. But I have to constantly remind myself that it’s okay to lean-in, it’s okay to accept help when it’s offered, it's okay to ask for help when it's needed. You are no less worthy, your accomplishments no less valuable. Chris encouraged me to give the move another go with him pulling firmly from above. So, I reached my right foot out, turned my knee in awkwardly, and positioned the point of one crampon spike into a tiny lip on the rock. I pulled through my arms and pressed through my leg as Chris tugged on the rope from his end. A few grunts later, I was there. PC: @moore1488 .. .. .. #balancedpursuits #findyourbackcountry #climbforequality #hestra #deuter at Utah

27 minutes ago

I have this on my mirror and at my desk because I often need the reminder that it's okay to sit with our pain and hurt. It's okay to feel and just feel. No trying to fix it or numb it out. Just sitting with it. Today, when everything in me was screaming run I chose to reassure myself that I was surrounded by safe people and that it was safe to feel. Vulnerability can be so hard and scary but man is it necessary. Healings happens by feeling. __________ #fridayfeels #sitwithit #itsokaynottobeokay #youcan #bebrave #showup #getuncomfortable #growth #deepbreaths #choosejoy #mindfulnessmatters #changeyourmindset #youareenough #graceisenough #beherenow #bestill #selfcompassion #selfcare #intentionalliving #vulnerabilityisstrength #fightforyourself #healingisnotlinear #traumahealing #healingishard  #bewhereyouare #bereal #youareworthy #youareawarrior #keepfighting #keepgoing

27 minutes ago

100 Days To My Best Self - Day 4 So What’s Your Excuse? - I Voted Myself Off Someday Island I talk about @thebriantracy Book “No Excuses”, coffee with Mark Silberman of the @jewishatl and my amazing @ironmantri Triathlete cousin who is best-selling author of “What the Fire Ignited” @mrshaysq and his early morning routine. #VidaMo #DareToLiveMore #bestself #tech #startups #entrepreneur #life #motivationalspeaker #mompreneur #100daysmyway #time #LivingByChoice #books #sleep #wakeupcall #wakeup #intentionalliving #starttoday

29 minutes ago

It’s Friday! 😎 Rollin’ out, but not without the essentials. Chapstick, fave roller (dubbed the “Not Today Satan” roller 😂), & hand purifier ✌🏼I have an oil bag in my purse with way more, but if I’m hurrying somewhere, these are MUST HAVES! What do you have always on you??

30 minutes ago

Howdy! It’s Friday!!! I’m excited for the weekend off and to spend some much needed time with family and friends. This gem is from my trip with @heidielysephoto last summer to the Colorado mountains for a vow renewal with the most beautiful couple and their precious little babe. I’m in love with the images she captured from our trip, and thrilled to have these to look back on. • • The day before the vow renewal we hiked to the exact place we hoped to make it to, roughly 6 miles to the very end of the trail. We wanted to see what the terrain was like, what stops were along the way and how long it took us. • • This is the ending. Man, oh, man...was it stunning. • • I grew up on the water, always taking adventures to the ocean with family and friends. It wasn’t until I met my husband in college that he introduced me to the mountains and mountain lakes...a whole new version of this water baby was born! Even though I couldn’t technically go swimming or ride waves in these waters, they have the same tranquility, and a beauty of their own. • • So when the heat is unbearable in Texas, I will escape to the mountain lakes any day. 😍 🏔 • • Photography || @heidielysephoto Location || Estes Park at Estes Park, Colorado

30 minutes ago

Every time I expand my comfort zone I go through 3 phases. 1. Fear: previous fear, thoughts, limiting beliefs, thoughts about everything that could go wrong. 2. Courage: Deciding to do it anyways, question my own thoughts and go for it acknowledging the discomfort. 3. Feeling of accomplishment and growth. In the first phase there is a lot of discomfort, nervousness, maybe some anxiety,.... and a lot of thoughts, limiting beliefs and EXCUSES. Once I realize that my EXCUSES are not valid, that my thoughts can be changed and that the feeling in my body can be handled I decide to do it anyway, being mindful and aware of everything that is going on inside me and making the CONSCIOUS DECISION of facing the discomfort and doing it anyways. And after I’ve done that thing that initially scared me I feel SO good. I feel empowered, relieved, HAPPY, energized and with a feeling of drive and passion that moves to want to move forward. And it is that feeling of GROWTH and EXPANSION that I believe to be addictive. Because the next time I’m faced with a situation where I need to expand my comfort zone, I don’t think it twice. I become aware of everything that is going on inside of me and go full-heartedly for it. #growth #comfortzone #confidence #passion #vision #intentionalliving #motivation #motivationalquotes #inspiration #life #happiness #worthit #fulfilment #dreams #quotes #joy #bebrave #bebold #youarebeautiful #beyourself #positivepsychology #dowhatmakesyouhappy #nothingisimpossible #why #transformation #actions #emotions #thoughts

30 minutes ago

Very berry hibiscus 🌺🌿 #summertime

30 minutes ago

Sweet friends and outdoor pillow forts and sunshine. We’re already living for summer. ☀️🌊 at Franklin, Tennessee

32 minutes ago

what’s important? that we woke up breathing💚🌳🌲🌿

35 minutes ago

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oscar Wilde⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @tobi_wagner ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #intentionalliving #joyinthejourney #holistichealing #positivethoughts #wellness #wellnessjourney #livenow #choosehappiness #pursuitofhappiness #livejoyfully #positivemind #healthyhappylife #beyourbestself #roamtheplanet #adventureculture #makeadifference #liveinspired #mindbodysoul #mindbodygram #mindbodyspirit #healthyhappylife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wellnessjourney #nourishyourself #organiclifestyle #organicbeauty #fitforme #justbreathe #lookwithin #moveyourbody #inspiration

39 minutes ago

I am my own guru...Now! 🦋✨✊🏽 • To say this year (since I’m an educator I’m speaking in school year time: Aug to June), has changed me would be a gross understatement. I have been on a metamorphosis 🦋 One of deep inner work of holding up the mirror 👀 First with me, myself, and I. Then with a small inner circle of women, who I wholeheartedly knew I could be my authentic self to be fully vulnerable and transparent without judgment. That circle was a rebuilding of my community one-by-one while embarking on @nationalequityproject Leading for Equity yearlong journey with 27 fellow leaders, who have witnessed my bite-sized and deliberate action while also holding up the mirror to even deeper work as a leader and mamapreneur 👸🏾 🦋 I say it again with a deep knowing 💕 “I believe that it’s almost impossible for people to change alone. We need to join with others who will push us in our thinking and challenge us to do things we didn’t believe ourselves capable of.” - Frances Moore Lappe 🦋 On this #FreedomFriday ✊🏽 Tag a friend that’s holding up the mirror for you 🤳🏽 There’s no need to go at it alone 🌈 We need one another 💞 In lovelution... . . . 🤳🏽 Jaylin & I yesterday at the end of Cohort 4ever’s all-day reflection and celebration 🌈 I love this photo because this lil human is essential to my equity leadership journey 🥰 And it brings me JOY to share the JOY!! . . . #tgif #friyay #schooldaze #countingdown #yearofliberation2019 #IntentionalJustice #loveleader #lovelutionjoyliberation #selfacceptance #intentionalliving #deiwarrior #mamaprenuer #itsamarathonnotasprint at Port of Oakland

40 minutes ago

Why do I want to be a hurricane, When I'm barely a breeze? I've already seen your storms, Bring me down to my knees. Just when we think we’ve made it high enough, You knock us back to the ground. We’re trying to move up fast, We can't see the contrast of how the King came down. I know I can't build my towers higher And still live inside Your fire. Whenever I climb too high, Keep my feet off the ground. When I get full of me, Turn me upside down. You know that pride and not just summer, Come before the fall. So if it's You that's getting bigger, I don't mind being small Being small. Maybe if I shout real loud... Maybe then I'll draw a crowd, And they'll finally cheer. Or maybe I should tone down, Never make a sound now, Anything to draw them near. Or maybe there's more to life Than trying to make a name Even though they say it’s not so, So maybe I should just step down, And hand off the kings crown. To the God on the throne. These people won't miss me, I'll be out of their memories, This ground will forget me for sure. Only one is remembered, One name to be treasured, And it’s Yours. (Being Small, Jimmy Needham- Paraphrased) at Indiana Dunes National Park

41 minutes ago

I call this the POWER Drink 💪🏻 🥬One serving of greens 🌿22 Vitamins & Minerals in a tasteless Whole Food Blend ✨Vegan Collagen Builder that promotes healthy skin from within & skin that glows! 🌻Natural Energy Boost that doesn’t give me a crash & is perfect for that afternoon slump. Not pictured but could be optional add-ins: Digestion Plus, Mind Health & ACV 🤗 I feel SO GOOD after drinking this & I think y’all need to try it if you haven’t already 💯 at Bellingham, Washington

42 minutes ago

(3/3)It’s here!!! Introducing The Asmara Agency 🎉🎉 . This logo and name are so neat and dear to my heart. . Asmara, Eritrea is where I was born and that culture and heritage are the foundation for who I am. . The core of why I started a business is give back and to show other girls like me it’s possible to be all facets of yourself and thrive . This rebrand marks the beginning of an exciting and new chapter . Am I scared? Yes! Am I excited? More than you can even believe . I can’t wait to invite you even further into this work and my story over the next several months! . Thank you all so much for your love and support! I really appreciate it😍 . PS: I have one more surprise up my sleeve- start tuned for early next week ❤️ at Buffalo, New York

44 minutes ago

FLASH SALE!!!!!!! This might be Young Living's BEST SALE EVER. . 14.4 oz. bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner and a beautiful Young Living-branded GLASS SPRAY BOTTLE to all new enrollees who order a Premium Starter Kit for the rest of May! This offer applies only to new enrollments; reactivated accounts do not qualify. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Details: *New enrollees will receive a bonus 14.4 oz. bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner and a glass spray bottle. *The purchase of a Premium Starter Kit is required to receive bonus items. *People with a primary billing address in the United States, APO, or NFR regions are eligible to participate in this promotion. *Only first-time enrollees are eligible, not reactivations. *Promotion runs from May 20 at 8 a.m., MT, through May 31 at 11:59 p.m., MT. *New members will receive their promotional products within 30 days of their purchase. at Arden Town, California

46 minutes ago

Okay mama friends! The weather is finally getting warmer and our outings are lasting a little bit longer these days so I’m looking for some advice on quick and healthy snacks for my little one! And let me throw a curveball - she is sensitive to dairy, wheat, and citrus fruits! Help a mama out!! ✿ ✿ #healthysnacks #kidsnacks #toddlertable #healthyeatingideas #snackattack #intentionalliving #memoirsofmotherhood #snacksforkids #motheringtogether #helpamamaout #thehappynow #snacklife #snacksmart at Calgary, Alberta

47 minutes ago

let’s talk engagement rings 💍 ✨ are you and your future fiancé considering all your #engagementring options?! we did our research 🧐 and decided to go with a lab-grown diamond engagement ring, which was custom made by @thetruegemcompany , and we couldn’t be happier with our decision!!! 😍👰🏻🥰 . lab-grown 💎 facts: - lab-grown diamonds have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds 💯 - lab-grown diamonds are an eco-friendly product - by choosing a lab-grown diamond, you're reducing the harmful impact mining has on the environment and native communities 🌿 - last but not the least, lab-grown diamonds cost comparatively less than mined diamonds💰🥳 . IN SUM: not only are lab-grown diamonds 100% real, they are an eco- and wallet-friendly option for your engagement needs! 😎💍🌎 at Calgary, Alberta

50 minutes ago

The only place I wanna be is at the beach with my foot up with an ice cold beverage 🏖🍾 Unfortunately I can’t take a summer vacation away from work 😕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Summer is here + I’m looking forward to doing all of the things with my family and doing new things with my daughter. No distractions just creating memories and loving on each other! ☀️ I hope everyone have a great + safe holiday weekend 🏖💜 . . #beach #beachbody #babymama #beachvibes #honestmotherhood #sunshinetherapy #unlimitedparadise #love #womenwholead #happycolors #livecolorfully #familyfirst #mytinytribe #powerhouseessentials #phessentials #joyfulmamas #legitmomstyle #oilymom #oilyfamily #holdthemoments #intentionalliving #mysimpleessentials #plantsmakepeoplehappy #bedeeplyrooted #mamatried #bestofmom

54 minutes ago

Arbonne's brand new Speak Volumes Mascara! Getting dolled up for a party and just had to try it out!! Pic 1-my right eye only first coat, Pic 2-both eyes 2nd coat!

54 minutes ago

Thank you for shopping our Limited Edition Cardholder ❤️ By making in small batches, we have been able to support an independent, local artist as well as limit fashion waste. Inventory update: if you voted for “Red” we have 8 pieces in stock. First come, first serve 💃🏻. . PC: @johnzabawa

57 minutes ago

Love is not sexual intercourse. Love is not vital attraction and interchange. Love is not the heart's hunger for affection. Love is a mighty vibration coming straight from the One. And only the very pure and very strong are capable of receiving and manifesting it. Then an explanation on what I mean by "pure," the very pure and very strong: To be pure is to be open only to the Supreme's influence, and to no other. For instance, love between human beings, in all its forms, the love of parents for children, of children for parents, of brothers and sisters, of friends and lovers, is all tainted with ignorance, selfishness and all the other defects which are man’s ordinary drawbacks; so instead of completely ceasing to love — which, besides, is very difficult as Sri Aurobindo says, which would simply dry up the heart and serve no end — one must learn how to love better: to love with devotion, with self-giving, self-abnegation, and to struggle, not against love itself, but against its distorted forms: against all forms of monopolising, of attachment, possessiveness, jealousy, and all the feelings which accompany these main movements. Not to want to possess, to dominate; and not to want to impose one’s will, one’s whims, one’s desires; not to want to take, to receive, but to give; not to insist on the other’s response, but be content with one’s own love; not to seek one’s personal interest and joy and the fulfilment of one’s personal desire, but to be satisfied with the giving of one’s love and affection; and not to ask for any response. Simply to be happy to love, nothing more. If you do that, you have taken a great stride forward and can, through this attitude, gradually advance farther in the feeling itself, and realise one day that love is not something personal, that love is a universal divine feeling which manifests through you more or less finely, but which in its essence is something divine." - The Mother Mirra Alfassa💕 #goodmenproject #activelove #holistictheory #divine #love #intentionalliving

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59 minutes ago

Patience & Contentment. I want something and I want it right now. While I may not communicate this by screaming at the top of my lungs (like a certain 11 month old just discovered he has the capacity for..) I am just as guilty of thinking and feeling it. • We are on a journey. Our journey is a financial one that will set us up to be debt free and home owners.. eventually. Sometimes it feels like "eventually" will never happen. • It's easy to fall into the mindset of "if only I had (blank), I'd be fine." But you know what happens when you get (blank)? That want is replaced with another want. Take it from someone who is well acquainted with this cycle. • If you only focus on "more this" or "I need that", you will always need "more this" and "more that". Enough will never be enough. So replace "more this" or "I need that" with "I'm thankful for this", and "I'm grateful for that." • So today I am grateful for a south facing corner apartment because it means we get direct sunlight all day long. And as a bonus, I am thankful for a baby who climbed on to my lap and read his book out loud to me. • What are you thankful for today?

60 minutes ago

The very core of why we started on this homesteading journey was to be closer to our food. I am thankful just to have this opportunity to tell our story and work along side of some the most inspiring people in this real food movement. From Homesteaders, farmers to backyard growers. We are all in this together of trying to re-learn how to grow food. Teach others, share ideas, inspire and to show others that YES YOU CAN grow your own food. We never thought that we would be part of this real food movement. But here we are. Working with my friend @thejustinrhodesshow documenting our day helping move his pigs to the forest and also his CarPort/pig shelter (pig port!) See the latest Vlog on our Sow the Land Youtube Channel! 🌱🎥 at Asheville, North Carolina

1 hour ago

I was gifted these 2 boxes when Luke died, I actually love things that can contain other things, it was a perfect gift. Inside these boxes are filled with loving, thoughtful, heart filling gifts. I haven’t touched them for close to a year. . . A felt a nudge to go in and find this message, this was written to me on a grief retreat a year ago by someone I had only known for 2 days. . . I would love to say my life and my grief walk hand in hand without struggle but that will never be true. . . But through my journey I find myself being blessed by some of the most beautiful, kind, healing souls and experiences..... . . I can’t explain any of it, but I believe in it more than I believe in the things I can hold with my hand. The feelings we feel and give and receive are powerful and more tangible than any material thing you can possess. . . With tears in my eyes, my heart is filled with gratitude. . . #grateful #authentic #mindfulness #intentionalliving #spirituality #grief #grievingmother #death #loss #sacred #kindness #love #beautiful #mourning #onelove #couragedearheart #strongwomen #resilient #strongresilientindigenous #childloss #bereavedmother #bereavement #hope #faith #sorrow #connection #lovewins

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The most amazing face mask ever!!! 👏👏👏👏👏 ⠀⠀ This is the best clay mask I’ve ever used! I add a little bit of apple cider vinegar and water to it, plus 2-3 drops of the best skincare oils! ⠀⠀ Check out my stories where I mention each oil used! ⠀⠀ . . . . ⠀⠀ #yleo #intentionalliving #healthybalance #selfcare #liveinspired #wellnesstips #iamwellandgood #hippievibes #cleanliving #healthyhappylife #holisticliving #intuitiveliving #mindandbody #mindbodyspirit #naturalhealth #nontoxicliving #selfloveclub #wellnessblogger #essentialoils #essentialoilsforthewin #theresanoilforthat #skincare #beautycommunity #beautylover #healthymindset #highvibelife #highvibetribe #bemindful #liveinthenow #facemask at Delaware County, Pennsylvania

1 hour ago

My husband and I couldn’t be more opposite. He’s a 7 and I’m a 2 in enneagram types (I’ve begun a fascination, look them up). He’s an enthusiast, I’m reserved. He’s a go-getter and I’m a time-taker. He’s an avid reader and I enjoy Law & Order SVU. We have very different interests. And if that’s not enough, he has a degree in neuroscience and I’m an artist. But beneath, we are similar in just as many ways, and I like to think we round each other off in this marriage.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lessons I’m learning about marriage after a baby:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Things change. A lot. At least for us. There are so many joys that come with a little human joining our team. The laughs and smiles and gibberish - that always seem to come at the perfect time, subsiding whatever the stress of the moment may be. Watching something so precious that grew in me, unfold and grow outside of me is something I can’t quite put into words. Witnessing the newfound, life-changing love that my husband has for his daughter makes my heart melt into liquid gold. The newness and excitement of each milestone met and each joy-filled moment brings a satisfaction and pride that I’d never known before.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But at the same time, having a child brought some hard change and heart change. There’s lack of sleep, and new jobs, late nights, and crowded schedules, lulls, and loneliness, there’s missing the old, and fear for the new, there’s miscommunication, questioning, and pleading, and the constant wondering if we’re doing it right, there’s hurt feelings, and longing for rekindling, and trying to just make it through the night.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BUT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. I’m learning that when we put our differences aside, our fears aside, ourSELVES aside, and actively seek ways to serve each other, love each other, and water each other, we GROW with each other. And when we grow, and we are well-watered, we are able to pour so much more love and service into our daughter and those we love.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. I’m learning that having a child in a marriage requires selflessness. It requires forgiveness. And grace. It requires understanding, concern, and intention. (cont in comments)

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I think a lot about words. Particularly the act of chewing on them before I speak them. Lately though, my mind is less on the words I speak and more on the words that I think. I can say and do all the right things, but if my thoughts are still thinking the toxic stuff, what's the point? If I am doing everything perfectly externally, but not working on the internal, I've still got a mess to clean up. It's like sweeping the dust pile into the corner instead of just tossing it out in the trash. So I've decided to implement a new routine to my word meditating. Thinking about my words before I give them too much thinking time. How's that for some intentional living? Ha! I'm going back to the basic THINK test-- if it doesn't align with this, then why am I giving it time or power? What if...? What if I decided to think about five things I was grateful for before I allowed complaining thoughts? What if I didn't repeat the exact same conversation in my head over and over again, wishing I, or they, had said something different? What if I decided I could be happy for someone else in their joy even though I haven't met that goal or I'm personally in a less than desirable situation? What if I decided I wasn't going to think negatively-- at all-- about someone else, OR about myself? What if I decided that I wouldn't sell myself short or cut myself down or feed thoughts of fear, anxiety, and helplessness? What if I decided to think that I can? 🚂 Allowed myself to think that I am strong, bold, and capable...? What if I really allowed myself to believe it? What if... What if I decided to take every thought captive and didn't allow emotions or circumstance to dictate my outlook on life? Thinking about THINKing before I think it. 😏 Let's do eet. T - is it True? H - is it Helpful? I - is it Inspiring? N - is it Necessary? K - is it Kind?

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Good day friends and family! Everything in our lives comes down to this. Regardless of what we are talking about, this is the most important battle in our lives. It's a battle we must wake up and fight every single day. To improve our marriage, our business, our habits, our relationships......doesn't matter what it is we are talking about, if we continually improve who we are then all other things will begin to fall into place. Choose to be better every single day! It is a battle you can win if you choose to. It's up to you. Have a blessed day! #5amer #success #conquer #attack #breakthrough2019

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Sometimes my coffee helps to fuel to me do my part in changing the world. And sometimes it helps fuel me to clean the house 🤷🏻‍♀️ And it’s pupper approved 😉🤣

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And Kinder/YO-Y1 is a wrap! 🍎🙌🏻👩‍🎓 Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would be on this journey of homeschooling but the Holy Spirit reached in and did work in my heart and through the daily toil, the rewards have been greater than any of the struggle along the way. 🌿 Congratulations to all of you wrapping up this year! Finish strong and know that you are Kingdom workers with the absolute highest honor the King has given. 🍎🙌🏻👩‍🎓 “I dined with the greats of God’s army. I made their meals, and tied their shoes. Today, I walked with greatness, and when they were tired I carried them. I have poured myself out for the cause...” -Christiana Maas 🌿

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Day 5- Marley's closet. I've already purged her closet multiple time but shes constantly growing out of clothes and into new things. We are very blessed, between her sweet Mimi and her cousin Lively's hand-me-downs, we havn't really had to buy her many clothes. I'm purging clothes shes grown out of, a few headbands & hair peices shes not using, a Vera Bradley storage bag that I cant make myself like (its hideous), a couple pairs of shoes, all the store hangers, and a cubby hole shelf.😁😁😁 #minimalism #minimalist #organizedhome #intentionalliving #30daychallenge #girlbye #purging #gettheflockout

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As a #vegan, it’s important that I get alllll the protein I can since not eating animal products makes protein somewhat limited. I got an entire 4 pack of Ningxia Red, my natural whole-body supplant, which contains all 9 essential amino acids (which are needed in the body to obtain as much protein as possible) yesterday and I am PUMPED. . Additional benefits of this drink, which consists of wolfberries, a plant with an extremely high antioxidant content, include: - Increased energy - Immune support - Supports normal cell function - Eye health support - High level of deliciousness 😛 . 2 samples of this baby come in the starter kit! Reminder that I am still offering $20 back + you get an entire bottle of Thieves concentrate when you order this month! Check my “starter kit” highlight to learn more 🙃 . Happy weekend you crazy cats!

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🗣Real Talk: As consumers, we know shit! 🗣Real Talk: Most of you that read this will brush it off and do nothing. 🤷‍♀️Misconception: Surely, somebody, somewhere is making sure harmful ingredients, toxins, chemicals...are NOT being sold to the public. 🤷‍♀️Misconception: Surely, the health crisis in America has NOTHING to do with environmental factors. 🤷‍♀️Misconception: Somebody else is looking out for me. Please, please, please don't put yourself in these categories 👆 The EWG did a study in 2005 that tested the umbilical cord blood of newborn babies born in the United States. The results: 287 known toxins that passed through the placenta. 180 linked to Cancer 208 known to cause birth defects 217 toxic to the brain How does that settle with you? That even in the womb our babies are exposed 😔 What does that tell you about absorption?!!? Yada yada...I know. Spouting off the TOXINS stuff again. Y'all!!! Every.Single.Day we are marketed to... we buy, we use, we smother and we ingest harmful man-made chemicals. It's the world we live in. My question for you? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? Perhaps you start in the laundry room. Maybe the Tupperware drawer, maybe you just choose a safer baby wash and shampoo. Just start somewhere. Come to one of my awesome free classes I offer. Perhaps you just become open to un-learning the bullshit that's been fed to us. If you need guidance, I can help. If you want someone to sit down with you and write out a plan. I can help. If you want to start with one area of your home. If you just have questions, I can help. Ps. Fertility + Pregnancy + Babies class coming soon. Do you want an invite?

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you’re the key to my peace of mind - Aretha Franklin 💚 at My Home