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Every day we are surrounded by so many voices.⠀ Voices that we desire to please. Voices that can have good intentions. Voices that don't have so great intentions. Voices in our heads. Without even thinking, we tend to follow the voices of the people and things we value most. But more often than not, even with the absolute best intentions, we forget to ask Jesus and start listening to others first. ⠀
Today I'm thankful we get the choice to take a break from listening to all these voices at once, and start focusing the most on the one that matters.

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." John 10:27-30.⠀


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Much needed getaway with friends to just chill and relax before summer is over and school is in session. ❤️
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#findingjoy #makingmemories #goodtimes #relax #chill #lastdaysofsummer #lakelife #deepcreek


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Anybody like butternut squash? 😂
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Most of the ones in our garden were all ready at the same time!
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I know this is going to be a controversial statement.... but I am so ready for fall.
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What about you? Hanging onto summer or ready for cooler weather?
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#butternutsquash #straightouttathegarden #readyforfall #findingjoy #choosingjoy


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Happy Saturday all😁 love a productive Saturday 👍 this piece has been sitting with the first layer done waiting to decide what direction it was going. Pretty pleased with where it decided to go.. "Awaken" 8"x8" DM if interested and for price .
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#robynmoorearts #artistherapy #mylifeincolor #flowerjoy #flowers #cltartist #ncartist #colorfulart #colorfulliving #inkcolor #inkygoodness #colorlove #fluidart #fluidacrylic #colortherapy #localart #findingme #findingjoy #floral_splash #floral_lover #colorbrilliance #justthestart #brightandbold #floral_perfection #dowhatyoulovetodo #followyourjoy #followyourart #inspiringwomen #inspiresomeone #freetobeme


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Just in case you missed the exciting news!! All of my 2019 workshops are now up on my website and some are filling fast!
If you’d like to join me in Europe or Australia next year to laugh, create, explore infinite possibilities, grow and play with paint, head on over to https://tracyverdugo.com/workshops/2019-workshops/ and take a peek at what’s coming up!! **Italy, Spain, Norway, Luxembourg and Buderim Qld are open for registration and spots are filling up! ** other Aussie dates are posted and you can email Cece at info@tracyverdugo to put yourself on the interest list.
Hope to see you somewhere wonderful in 2019!! 😘🎨❤️


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The Universe Wants to Show Me the Damn Milky Way and I’m Settling for a Few Stars Peeking Through a Light Polluted, Orange Tinted Sky - new blog post up by Britt Westfall! Link in bio. ✨💫
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#ikigai #coaching #lifecoach #bossbabes #inspiredwomen #findingjoy #selfcare #looktothesky #empoweringwomen #30something #lifepurpose #designyourlife #personaldevelopment #bloggerstyle #careergoals #mindfulness #powerofpositivity #goodthoughts #valueyourself #feedyourmind #youareincontrol #stopwaiting #dontcompareyourself #betruetoyourself


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Saturday!
Winding down from a good busy day.


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Using this smoky day to get some baking done (I love to freeze and have pre made snacks for when my nephews and nieces come over)
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These are zucchini, apple, pecan, date muffins. (Aka. All the random stuff I had lying around...)
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I wish I could share how I made them (because they turned out delish!) but I’m a rule breaker and don’t follow recipes! 🤷🏼‍♀️ #sowwie


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6+ hours of the beach and pool and going strong...#endofsummerdenial #findingjoy #beachgirls #lovethem


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One of my favourite moments this summer, and one of the reasons why I'm so obsessed with travelling.

While everyone was running to the beach, we spent a good 20 minutes learning drums and laughing with Shakazuli. Meeting someone with a story, a perspective other than your own, just an entirely different character... You get the biggest sense of awakening as you expand out of your own little bubble for a day.

Some would be surprised what you can find when you stop looking for experiences solely for that perfect "gram" and let them find you instead. They often impact you profoundly - double win.

(Unfortunately after hours and hours of editing, I couldn't salvage any photos of me - Mark is still figuring out the photography thing - but this image speaks volumes about how we felt in that moment).


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@ustafloridafndn whoop! Love our tennis... @stellamccartney @adidas @isleworthgcc


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“Life takes you down many paths but my favourite ones lead to the beach” 😍 Always ❤️.
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#beachlife #findingjoy #happyplace .
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📷 @zachahmajani 😍🙏🏻


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When I was a young mother with three small children, the story of David in the Old Testament came alive to me. David, was a shepherd, stuck in the lonely hills caring for sheep. He lived a season of being unseen, while looking after little lambs. What seemed like drudgery, God was at work! Mothers you are in a gold mine! Know your power! In that mundane,boring tasks of child rearing allow it to become life, excitement, and possibility! Embrace a right mindset and sweet satisfaction in all you do within your home will become a sweet joy. Say no to self-pity, motherhood is a powerful journey, that takes so much grace. Mama’s give your very best to those most valuable💎


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There’s beauty in simple homemade gifts. They subtly declare: 💛You’re special. 💛 I really think about you. 💛 We think outside the box. 💛 Families Support families. .
Every cloth I cut is woven with prayers of blessings because: 💛You’re special. 💛 I really think about you. 💛 We think outside the box. 💛 Families Support families. .
What’s the BEST homemade gift you’ve ever received?


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Behind the scenes of me narrating my book, “The Brave Art of Motherhood” - which was humbling, exhilarating and demonstrated which words I’ve pronounced wrong my entire life. #procrastination #linearly and more. #findingjoy #bookstagrammers #motherhoodinspired


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Super simple. Super cool idea @chalkbus opportunities that bring us together in our creative are the path to a brighter future. #findingjoy #chalkbus #chesapeakeartscenter


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Round two.. new outfit... #nursejackie @mrs.kate.foley


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ASTRO ALERT: Mercury is stationing for direct motion today! 🙌
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Wooo! I’m beyond excited that Mercury is finally stationing and regaining forward motion! It’s been an interesting handful of weeks with so many planets being retrograde at once... so I am quite thrilled to have the messenger change motion, especially with a sweet sextile to Venus as it does so. Now just 9 more days until Mars follows suit! 👍
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I thought Lady Miss Kier was a solid representative for Mercury SD in Leo, as she reminds us that #grooveisintheheart 💜 ahh-ya-yaaaaa 🎶 so what have you learned about your heart during this retrograde? Did it get its groove back? It was a rocky ride, with a few heart attacks along the way, but I think mine is back in motion! What says you? 🤗
💜 Mel 💜
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✨✨✨May the stars be with you! ✨✨✨
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Found some joy on the side of the road. Always be searching.


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Happy Saturday! The calendula is blooming, and the chickens are happy.🙌🏽
The older kids spent the night at their Grandparent’s house last night. So, now we’re driving around aimlessly until it’s time to pick them up.😅 #momlife


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One of the best things about working from home is that I get to stop and cuddle with little dude when he decides he needs to eat his toast from my lap.☺️
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What started as a way to get fit has now allowed me to be at home with my babies, while covering our mortgage and vacations.🙌 Loving this life I’ve been blessed with!💗


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“I will choose to find joy in the journey that God has set before me.” Life can be so messy and hard but the one thing I try to find everyday is joy in something small and to hold on to it. ❤️ #thehunts2.0 #findingjoy


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Don’t miss this Sunday!!! The lovely Krystal Burke is going to be delivering our message from Philippians 4:4-7 and sharing more keys to happiness as we carry on our sermon series Finding Joy!! •


Join us at 9 & 11am!
Come as you are!!! #findingjoy #sermonseries #prayers #joy #comeasyouare #rbv #redbluffvineyard


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The phoenix emerges from the ashes of grief more beautiful than ever. I am a phoenix.


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“If you find a glimmer of happiness in this world, there is always someone who wants to tear it up.” -Newsies ☀️
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#newsies #newsiesmusical #newsiesbroadway #newsiequotes #happiness #joy #findingjoy #bestrong #fightforhappiness #fightforwhatsgood #peace #leaves #fall #yellow #yellowaesthetic #tree #inspirational #inspirationalquotes #sunshine #dailysunshine


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Finding joy 💚

Watching little kids get excited about a praying mantis. ☺️ They thought it was so cool! And they were not alone.😉 It has been crawling all over my bag for a while now. •

#prayingmantis #findingjoy #abundantjoy


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One more kilometre (actually 1.5) closer to the half marathon distance. Whoop whoop! Happy Sweaturday 😅. Time to jump in the lake 💦💦. .
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#runanddone #halfmarathontraining #irunforthewineandchips #chicago2018 #lakerun #lakeofbays #sweatsession #findingjoy


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My favorite quote from the new “Christopher Robin” movie and from A.A. Milne’s classic Winnie the Pooh books
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What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.
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I love this! We should treat each day like the best day! We should look for good, find moments to feel joy!
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So, I’m going to agree with Pooh! Today is my favorite day!
PC from the new movie!


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Heading to see Kenny!🎶🎶🎶🎶
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#countrymusic #kennychesney #findjoy #findingjoy


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It’s 12:30. I haven’t brushed my hair. But I’ve gotten my nails done and this is my second Starbucks of the day. #priorities #momlife #findingjoy #amillionweekspregnant


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Happy Saturday! Back to back work out completed. I officially finished a week of at home work outs with out making an excuse not to do it. Big deal for me!
Last work out was leg day/HIIT and I didn't have heavy enough weights! All that hiking has paid off this summer. Off to the store to get myself more weights!
Bring on week two!

#nofiltersneeded #sweatyandred #noexcuses #alltheglutework #stronglegs #LIIFT4 #findingjoy


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“Pure hearts often don’t want to see the truth, and broken ones, often can’t. The truth is, you’ve never tasted love, just eaten whatever fruit the tree dropped into your lap and pretended to be full.
I see your eyes, curious, under lowered eyelids. You want to know if there’s other fruit. Yes. Just across the mountain, near the place I saw you from. But I can’t take you there. You have to walk alone. The map is in your soul. And as you go, sing songs of forgiveness to your heart to keep it company.
You will not starve. Devour the mango-colored morning sky, a breakfast of pale yellows and blushing pinks. Sip the milk of the cool breeze as it caresses your face at dusk. Feast on your dreams as you sleep under the quiet, peaceful night and rest your mind from excusing and explaining the deeds of another.
I’ll watch for you.
When you get to the seaside, the place where shining water meets rocky sand, I’ll be there, playing in the surf, splashing like a fish with diamond-shaped, jewelled scales and you’ll put down your heavy sack, slip off those worn-in shoes, and join me. For a swim.” Words I needed to hear from the amazing @bunmiladitan Thank you @heatherspradlin for sharing with me ❤️ #love #loveshouldnthurt #loveheals


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Spend some time this weekend with self care. Take a break from your phone. Take a nap. Sit outside. Journal your thoughts. Light a candle and take a bath. Whatever makes your body, mind and spirit feel relaxed. You need it. You are forever changed.💕 #pregnancyandinfantloss #lostlove


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Testing my new @powerdewise #lavmic - I think it works great - $22 well spent. Thoughts?


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This article in the weekend edition of @wsj really resonated with me. It talks about how nostalgia for our childhood or loved ones who have passed can impact your decorating style and result in an eclectic mix. This explains a lot about me for sure. Happy weekend all! .
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#saturdaymorning
#weekendreading #readingthepaper #wallstreetjournal #nostalgia #momschina #oldandnew #vintage #eclectic #findingjoy #etsyvintageshop #etsysellersofinstagram


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Work in progress 👆 These are some more of the marks and colors that evolved after vacation. The more I get to know them, the more I like them. I can feel how they help me expand. My process is becoming more playful and intuitive and less planned.


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What do you make time for in your life. What would you like to have time for? Why not make the time for what ignites your soul and heart with joy. ..
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#igniteyourpassion #findingjoy #inspireyourself #loveyourlife #igquotes #soulattitude #yogawithholly #yogainabilene #goldendragonyoga #findyourpassion #flowerquotes


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I was hospitalized for three days last month for mental health care. Since coming home, I've felt driven to make sense of what happened to me and share my story. So I've decided to work on my recipe writing and love of photographing my home life to share my family's story. I'm doing it mainly to help change the story that I tell myself, but maybe also show others that you can live with these particular struggles and still have a life filled with many moments of joy. The first post is a recipe for these glorious blueberry pancakes. Lots more coming soon -- Edward requests I share the recipe for his birthday meal of ribs next...
https://crazyyoungmother.com/blog/
#goodfood #simplefood #nomnomnom #fromscratch #fresh #foodie #homemade #breakfast #fatandhappy #makewithhands #pancakes #foodporn #recipes #foodislove #madeathome #findingjoy #lifeathome #crazyyoungmother #migraine #chronicpain #anxiety #depression #actualselfcare #spoonie #reallife


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Are you looking to make a change? What kind?
Whatever that change may be, you are worthy 💕

Go toward the things that set your soul on fire 🔥 . . . .

#bethechangeyouwishtosee #changeispossible #youareworthy #embracechange #sweatisfaction #findingjoy #findyourstrong #momswithgoals #strengthnoweakness #momonamission #pushforward #progressing #yeswecan #raisingstronggirls #musclemama #thebebrand #joylab


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Sometimes on a sunny day all you need is lavender and bubbles. .
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#bubbles #WHPcircles #findingjoy #throwback #lavenderfields #yorkshirelavender #blowingbubbles #childish #joy #joyinthejourney


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Yesterday we picked up #pumpkinhead and #squishie from our favorite YMCA overnight camp! While we may have missed each other, what a great experience it is to get to experience overnight camp. I got attacked by a tiger (including whiskers on her face!) as soon as she saw me. Did we miss each other? Yep! Did we know they were safe, having fun, experiencing new things, making friends, and the list goes on? Yep! #Squishie’s attended for the past three years, and when #pumpkinhead asked if she could go, we definitely had to think it over, but it’s one of those decisions that we make because we know how great it’s going to be in the long run to have these experiences. We got ice cream, chilled out, and then it was off to their mom’s for the week. Summer is winding down and school is approaching rapidly: schedules, packed lunches, homework!
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#wesummerwell #wefamilywell #definefamily #familyislove #loveisinfinite #asformygirlsillraisethemtothinktheybreathefire #stepmotherofdragons #imtheirkate #holdthemoments #findingjoy #honestlyparenting #choosehappy #childhoodunplugged #summerbucketlist #summer2018


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Happy Story Saturday✨✨
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Growing up I never cared about what I ate, not a care in the world about what I was putting into my body & it never affected me. Being a 3 sport athlete all through high school my even though i often felt like the bigger friend my weight never bothered me and really never got out of control as I was o incredibly active.
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Fast forward to sophomore year of college I had just given up playing college athletics and since I had never been taught to worry about what I was putting into my body or what good nutrition looked like; I continued to eat & lets be honest drink whatever I wanted (often times drinking way way too much alcohol) I ballooned to my highest weight ever and just even more uncomfortable in my skin.
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When I started my fitness journey in 2013 graduating college entering the real world and more aware of the weight I had put on. I was about losing weight not health. I tried many different fads which in turn ended up being just that a fad a quick fix and lots of supplements still not aware of what I was putting into my body. .
I have grown leaps and bounds the past 6 years and also shrunk quite a bit with a 75lb weight loss and keeping it off. So last spring when I found myself in the emergency room because I couldn't eat any thing without excruciating stomach pains, this was about 2 years after I had really decided to pay attention to what I was putting into my mouth, I was besides myself.
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Through this experience I gained so much knowledge not only that what you put into your body matters but also the value of listening to your body, it talks to you if you just take the time to listen. My saving grace has truly been my superfood shakes daily. I left the ER and after a buttload of tests with no answers. But I have not had any issues since with a superfood shake a day and listening to my body and paying attention to what I choose to fuel my body with. #chasingjoyandstrength #nutritionmatters #giissues #giwarrior #foodmatters


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Good morning! Have a happy, safe weekend 🌞🌿🐝
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#summerinontario #honeybee #bee #inmygarden #noticing #grateful #findingjoy #findingbeauty #pursuepretty


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When you survive


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So I've talked lately about my 6 week intensive one on one program, about why it came about and how it came about, but dear reader, I haven't been open and clear.
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There are 6 spots for this program. It lasts 6 weeks. You get individual coaching (9 frickin hours) and creative homework and a surprise supplies box. Does that stuff matter? Sure. Sure it matters.
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But, friend. You matter. Your story matters, your heart matters, your fear matters, your comfort zones that shrink and suffocate matter, and dear heart I know its scary.
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I know its hard to get up in the morning and pay bills and go to bed. I know the excuses you make for not writing that book, painting that piece, or finishing that song. Because they hurt, and they're real, and those excuses? They're everywhere.
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And you don't have time for them any more. You are growing out of them, dear one. They are no longer serving you. SURE they protected you! They're comforted your tender little soul when someone hurt you, and took away your joy. I know it. We build the fortress we need, and its how we survive, dammit.
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But sweet friend! Look at you! Look at how far you've come! Your survival rate is literally 100% wtf. That's amazing. And I love you for it.
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But as my friend would say lets take survive to thrive, lets color the lines and outside the lines, let's take back what we hid from the world so that we can remind ourselves we exist, every day.
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I know its scary. I know its hard, but you know what? Its also important. YOU are important, your creativity and your heart are important. Your story is important. There are so many things you are meant to share, sweet thing. I fucking know it.
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But you've stopped sharing it, and you've had to stifle those feelings. So let's work together and bloom. Let's do the soul searching and creating new pathways to heal. Let's open up our minds to the possibility that what we have in our hearts, waiting to be put down on paper, is NECESSARY for the universe.
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Because you are all done. You've paid your dues and sat silent through your fears for long enough. You can do this, I will help you.
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6 weeks to freedom, think about that.
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DM/poop emoji for info <3


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‘Fearless‘ gonna have a blast at @ustaflorida @usta with my girls!


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Finding pockets of joy amongst moody mind clouds that matched the Melbourne weather today #findingjoy #colourtherapy #poppies #springiscoming #melbournewinter #nofilter #thebestthingsinlifearefree #botanicaltherapy


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I can’t say it enough. Taking care of you isn’t selfish, it’s necessary! You cannot run on empty forever.
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✨I’m talking to you mama!!✨
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•You wake up to get everyone else ready for their day leaving yourself for last.
•You prepare food for everyone, dish theirs up and make sure they eat, then start cleaning up, many times without even stopping to feed yourself.
•You are busy from the moment you get up til the moment you fall asleep, sometimes forgetting to drink water all day long, most days living off your soda or energy drink to keep you going.
•You drive kids from one activity to the next, cheer them on, help with homework, tuck them in, most days never doing anything for YOU!
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I’ve been there too mama. It’s wonderful how much you want to take care of the ones you love, but who’s taking care of 🆈🅾🆄???💗
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I’m giving you permission right now to do something that YOU want to do, whether that’s reading a book, taking a bubble bath, going shopping alone, doing some yoga, or anything else. Taking time to fill your cup makes it possible for you to pour into others.💫
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I’m starting a 🅱🅰🅲🅺 🆃🅾 🆈🅾🆄 group on Monday, for all you mamas who have gotten your kids back to school and are now ready to take care of YOU! I’ve only got 10 spots, so drop a ❤️ below if you’d like some info or to snag a spot.


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It’s simple and economical but gotta start somewhere. New #PowerDeWise #lavmic arrived today and I’m silly stoked about it.


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Scored two of these gold frames from a Salvo’s shop last week! So had to paint something to go inside of course! 🍃🍂 #winter #leaves #creative #findingjoy #inspiredbynature #goldframe #sydneyartist


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The joy of bubbles!
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#yegsch #joy #yegcharity #cancercharity #findingjoy


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Baby bunny ombré photo shoot.
Check our Instagram @the_shire_rabbitry later tonight for more photos. 🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰🐰


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ANIMAL FARM! 🦓 suit @topshop 🐇 bag, headband and shirt @joannehynes glam @cloochy @cashmandjmc #whatwhitmorewore #WhoDoYouThinkYouAre #FindingJoy


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