🌽 🍖 & 🥗 - aka corned beef and cabbage, my absolute FAVORITE holiday meal tradition! I love it almost as much as the fact that my family never celebrates holidays on the right day 😉 What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition?
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C o m m u n i t y.
It doesn’t come by chance and it doesn’t come by the degree in which you think you deserve it.
It comes by way of movement. It comes when you invest, when you speak, when you declare.
It comes when you declare that you are worth the risk of activating words into another’s life — for the sake of their life.
It comes when you declare that you are worth being spoken into — only when —
you believe the risk is far greater than the cost.
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“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.”
- Paulo Coelho
You hold the key in the palm of your hand. .
But you cannot protect your heart even by closing your hand into a fist, hiding the key from sight attempting to give no one your full love. .
Your heart, your love will not obey fear. .
Any mental efforts to block love only lead to your own suffering. For your mind is meant to achieve your heart’s desires, your passions, your love in its ultimate manifestations.
Release, let go. It’s time. .
Yes, you will still suffer heartache but compared to the heartache, pain and suffering of not fully being your authentic self, who truly desires love and fulfillment, it is absolutely nothing.
Consciously, right now set your intention to love, to truly love!
If that thought scares you, then it’s imperative that you do this!
You are the key to your own happiness, joy, and bliss. .
You are the only one who can free yourself.
You are ready.
It started as a way to get a discount on my superfood shake, I had no idea what it would become.
I had no intention to become a “coach” because I didn’t think I could do it, or even if I wanted to.
But what began as a way for me to be my frugal self, has evolved into something I absolutely LOVE to do.
I get to help people get past their stuck points, many of which I’ve experienced and or still struggle with.
That’s the beauty of this job. You don’t have to be an expert and be at your very best. You just show up and try to be better every single day and encourage others to do the same.
That’s why it doesn’t feel like work, because it’s really such an opportunity.
The perks don’t suck either.😉 Just dating, while we plan for our trip in a few weeks, we are incredibly grateful this opportunity came into our lives.💕
Does this part time gig seem like something that you could benefit from? The fitness, nutrition, community, perks, happiness?? I’ve got 5 mentor spots available, let’s chat!!
You and I always have a chance to choose joy no matter what we’re feeling or going through. Whenever we choose joy, we experience life in a deeper and more satisfying way. Happiness is fleeting but joy is a gift we can choose to open up. On the contrary, here is a quote from Jim Rohn that really touches my heart and can give us some powerful perspective about joy that I hope can inspire you as well, “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out joy.” Wow. #choosejoy
These two dogs have journeyed through so much with us and continue to extend joy and love to everyone (brown dog loves almost too much and too hard!) 🐕❤️🐕
Life has not been the same since they joined our family and I wouldn’t have it any other way - especially with how much they love the kiddo.
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I am just like you you know. I’ve got worries and fears, insecurities galore. But I choose to wake up every day with passion and purpose for something bigger than myself and my little family, and I do it FOR them and FOR me.
3 years ago I was in a dark place. I didn’t have the courage to reach out for help, and depression is a lonely road to walk alone.
Somewhere in my mind, I knew I deserved help. I knew I needed it. But it felt like a horrible thing to say that I was scared I might hurt myself or my kids because my depression was that crippling.
Opening up, choosing to find a lifestyle that helped me make happy endorphins from exercise part of my day, learning how my body responds hormonally to the foods I eat—and most importantly realizing I’m not the only Mom who struggles with these feelings—it has been healing for me.
I would feel so utterly selfish keeping this opportunity to myself.
A way to turn should dos into must dos.
A way to gain self confidence and self love.
A way to build a business from home.
A way to set a healthy example for my family.
This week, my uplifting community is opening up our doors, virtually, to share what it is we love about our job, and how we pay it forward to help other women just like you. I can show you how this all works—all you have to do is ask! ⬇️
Today was far from perfect. I’m a super fun combination of emotionally and physically exhausted, and also still a bit sick. All following a busy week, managing a giant emotional hangover, and being sick. This has been having a negative impact on my mood and reactiveness this weekend.
All I can do is catch myself, as soon as I can, apologize and work to resolve the situation/my emotion. 🤷🏻♀️
I’ve been needing to do that, multiple times.
BUT, guess what! I made three great choices towards my mental & emotional health! (Physical health will be getting some liquid gold tea before bed 👌🏻)
☕️. I went on a beautiful walk in our winter wonderland with my husband @dakotakills and our fur babies! ❄️ Then I had a much needed and over due coffee date with a girlfriend @julia_mack10 . We extended to a chapters date and got books to read together in a mini book-club!
And right now I’m in my hot tub, post meditation, with a glass of cherry wine from my fave vineyard in Naramata, listening to “Earn Your Happy” podcast right now!
What did you do today to take care of yourself and reset?
1 121 hours ago
Every day, even on the worst of days, there is still joy. There is still beauty. There is still so much to be grateful for. Let your trials strengthen you, not weaken you. Never let your circumstances define you, and above all, CHOOSE happiness🙏🏻 Choose love💕 Live fearlessly with a grateful heart and have faith you are exactly where you are supposed to be✨
Gwen (my love 💖) finished the first draft of her second novel this weekend and faaaaark y’all, I am BEYOND pumped and proud of her. This book’s been a few years in the making and I’m so excited to see what will come when it’s published and launched. @gwennieo, I’m so fucking proud of you. You’re a force to be reckoned with and this book is SOO good. I can’t wait to see all the amazing things that will come for you now you’ve finished it
I also did my first stint on radio as an expert guest on Relationships + Dating (for Triple J) and wow, it was SO FUN! I was beyond nervous 😬 but I’m glad I faced the fears and did it anyway. I’d love to have more opportunities on radio to answer listener questions so I AM PUTTING IT OUT TO THE UNIVERSE! Here’s hoping it listens 😜
Am loving kicking goals and pushing harder at my career with a supportive partner by my side. I’m also loving supporting her whilst she continues to chase and smash her personal + career goals!
Good reminder as we go into Monday: How can you truly connect with someone else this week? Tag a friend or family member who you intend to call + catch up with this week. We all get so busy that this will keep us all accountable! 💗
I remember very clearly the year I decided I wanted to be “popular”. It was 8th grade and I had not been invited to yet another birthday party and I was OVER IT. So I changed my clothes, changed my hair, begged to wear makeup, and started passing notes in class. And it worked…Three years later I was a varsity cheerleader, dating a popular football player, and getting voted prom queen. But you know what? Some people STILL didn’t like me and I felt like a phony with the people that did “like me” .
What I eventually had to learn, and it took me a whole decade plus to do so, was NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IS GOING DISLIKE YOU. It’s exhausting to continually have to read people/situations and alter your behavior, words, looks and even beliefs to fit in or feel included. All you end up with at the end of the day is anxiety as you try to remember every last word/action you said/did and their reaction. Did they look bored? Did you offend them? Were you awkward?
Wouldn’t it be so much easier, to be unapologetically yourself? Those who are attracted to your energy will be sold on you 100% from the moment you meet and those repelled will be free to not waste your time and their’s trying to fit you the square peg into their round hole. I know that may lead to more Initial rejection!! 😱 That’s going to feel icky absolutely. But I think thats better than the heartbreak that comes from being rejected once a friendship has formed.
So here’s to a week of telling that “corny” joke, wearing that “tacky” outfit, and being a little more serious, goofy, or opinionated than society deems acceptable. Don’t pull it back. Don’t tone it down. Don’t dim your light. Your people will only be able to find you if you stay true, and the people who don’t like it? Well, they aren’t your tribe anyways so what does it matter?
IT’S ALL ABOUT CHOICE 👍So choose to start your week of right and join us for plenty of #sweatandsmiles 😃
Did you know you can burn approx 700 calories a class and experience a average of 60spm...that’s smiles per minute 🙊
7:00PM TONIGHT AT THE VIC PARK LEISURELIFE CENTRE
👍Cnr Kent & Gloucester Rds, Victoria Park 👍$15.00 casual entry or prepay and save 👍Dress to sweat in gym clothes and trainers🙌BYO sweat towel, water bottle, exercise mat and smile.
D O U B T //
I started blogging one day last fall. I just started jotting down some of my life experiences, and remembering how much passion I had for writing. It’s been a while since I’ve been in school, so I felt like my writing was a little shabby and needed some work. •
I posted my first blog to Facebook, and the amount of love I received is what kept me going. I’m so happy to have so many people supporting and encouraging me with my blogging journey. •
A few months ago, I decided to start posting some of my blogs here on Instagram. I felt like I was going to have harsh critics, and wasn’t going to be any good at it. Doubts and worry crept into my mind, and almost discouraged me from doing it. Even before I post, I have a million different thoughts racing through my mind. I’m so happy I decided to push all of that aside and continue with it. I really enjoy writing all my thoughts down, and being able to maybe even encourage some of you. I’ve gotten so many DMs from my new followers that have been amazing. You guys have really kept me going. I enjoy following other people and getting inspiration and encouragement from all of you as well. I’ve enjoyed being a part of the blogging community so much.
I don’t know where I’m going to go from here with blogging. For now, I’m enjoying doing it for fun and just being able to post things that hopefully some of you can relate to in some way or another. I hope I can continue to encourage you and be there for you guys in any way possible.
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You guys ... today is my daughter’s first day at daycare and I am all the feels!! Simultaneously panicking and celebrating this quiet cup of coffee 😳 She will only be going one day a week because I work from home and I’m sure it will be good for her (we don’t have any family in Australia so she never spends time anywhere without us) but I can’t help feeling a little guilty 🤷🏻♀️. Do any of you mamas get this too? Anyway, wish us luck for today! 🤞🏻
4 432 hours ago
Free stickers and lollipops at Trader Joe's makes for one happy #fouryearold
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Part 2 of tonight’s “Behind the Blog!” where I give tips on what to do if you find yourself in the mud and mire! I needed a little extra time to unpack this post than the 15 seconds IG stories allows. Enjoy!
1 114 days ago
Part 1 of tonight’s “Behind the Blog!” where I give tips on what to do if you find yourself in the mud and mire! I needed a little extra time to unpack this post than the 15 seconds IG stories allows. Enjoy!
Currently roasting up a ton of veggies that I was too hungry to wait for and made myself this one-pan meal for a quick, satisfying lunch🔥 What’s your favorite quick meal to make when the hunger strikes? Comment below💁🏻♀️
@applegate organic red pepper chicken sausage, fried pasture raised egg, sautéed kale-all cooked in avocado oil + a slice of @grindstonebakery gluten-free quinoa bread spread with @kitehillfoods df chive cream cheese and avocado💯 #healthymoodsf