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Eight years ago when a small group of us launched Let’s Do Lunch Hayward...and breakfast too, we didn’t know how successful we would be. Our mission was to seamlessly connect Hayward kids to breakfast and lunch free in the summer when school wasn’t in session. This past summer, volunteers at over 25 sites served our 1.1 Millionth meal to Hayward kids. Let’s Do Lunch Hayward...and breakfast too has become the single most significant source for nutrition for Hayward kids in the summer. This is what innovation, creativity, equity, with a little can do spirit looks like in Hayward neighborhoods. Our primary focus for neighborhoods must be to scale up successful programs and reach all kids. 5 days until Election Day. #highalignment #highimpact #ivotesalinas #healthyneighborhoods #healthykids


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Last week I officially bypassed 60lbs! I am so grateful that my body gave me the signs that "enough is enough." I would make excuse after excuse to myself as to why I couldn't do it. I wanted to start this journey 3 different times last year and bailed because it wasnt the "perfect" time. Who knows where I wound have been at by now if I started at any one of those times.

NEWSFLASH: THERE IS NEVER A "PERFECT" TIME. NEVER.
Things will come up.
You will be busy.
You will be tired.
You will still have kids to take care of.
You will still have a house to tend to.
You will still have to go to work.
You will still struggle.
You will still have that pile of laundry staring you in the face.
And the list goes on and on.
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All I'm saying is make yourself a priority for once. Keep the commitments to yourself. Get off the excuse train and GET AFTER IT! YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT.
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#transformationtuesday #progressnotperfection #keto #ketolife #fitgoals #fitmama #blackwomenlosingweight #melaninfitness #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #ketotransformations #wellness #wellnesscoach #wellnesscoaching #health #healthcoach #motivation #highvibe #highalignment #positivity #momfitness #sahm #momlife #momlifebelike #emotionaleating #yoyodietrecovery #gymlife #momslosingweight #weightlossstruggles #momlosingweight


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Another day another walk.
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I've been going on regular walks (3-6 times a week) now since the end of January of this year. That's like 8.5 months of commitment. I'm pretty sure with the exception of me being with husband that's the longest I've ever committed to anything 😂
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In August I decided to make my walks a non-negotiable. Prior to August I was walking for the obvious weightloss benefits. Now I walk for the brain health benefits. .
Walking is a mood medicine. Sad? Go for a walk. Mad? Go for a walk. Anxious? Go for a walk. Walking has also been proven to improve memory, increase thinking and creativity and also put you at one with nature which is also excellent for brain health.
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So I challenge you to get out and walk. You don't have to walk everyday. You don't have to walk 5 miles or 1 mile, a simple walk to the end of your street and back can be beneficial. Walk your kid to school or go take your dog for a walk. Just walk it could be the cure to your problem.
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***GIVEAWAY CLOSED*** Carry courage wherever you go, or give it to someone special. To enter a draw to win a free Courage totebag, it's very simple:
♡ Follow @Alba A new dawn ♡ Leave a comment and tag a friend who inspires you!
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Let's raise awareness together!
The giveaway is open internationally and ends on Tuesday Sept 18th! Good luck!
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Always have a goal but be flexible with the paths you take to obtain that goal.
Often times in life it is the JOURNEY that is more POWERFUL and PURPOSEFUL than the actual DESTINATION in life. 💫


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Great news! Let’s Do Lunch Hayward...and breakfast too has served 93,342 breakfasts and lunches this summer! As of Friday, July 27. This is great news! We didn’t imagine how successful this would be when we launched this program in 2011. Incredible things can happen when people across agencies get together and focus on solving problems. #highalignment #highimpact #healthyneighborhoods #healthyfamilies #healthykids


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Feeling incapable? Take a step back. Breathe. Look back at all the instances when you overcame a challenge, even when you least expected to. Nourish yourself with something you enjoy doing. Pay close attention to your self-talk and make sure it’s gentle and supportive, as it would be with a dear friend. Talk through it with someone who will really listen. Your mood will change, and confidence will find you again.
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#confidence #innerpeace #motivation #dailywisdom #nourishment #wellness #inspiration #motivation #productivity #lifelessons #obstacles #albanewdawn #artforacause #creativityfound #womenshealth #positivethinking #cancerwarrior #empoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #ttcjourney #highalignment #pursuepretty #femaleillustrator #artprint #thatsdarling #creativityfound #thriver #mindfulness #meditation


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Speed up, slow down. I'm constantly trying to balance my to-do list with my to-be list. What are some strategies you use to keep the scale balanced? Here are 3 of mine:
.1. Start the day with an intention of how I'd like to feel (e.g., energized, productive, peaceful, available?)
.2. Add a few self-care or home-care items to my list and consider them equally important as the to-do items (e.g., eat well, get some sun, take a walk, fold laundry)
.3. Be aware of my breath and my thoughts. If I'm anxious or spewing negative talk, I stop in my tracks and try to change my vibes.
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How about you?
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Featured: "Up&Down", part of my Montreal collection 💕
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#bizgoals #solopreneur #entrepreneuress #highalignment #centered #productivity #goals #innerpeace #deepbreath #mindfulness #worklifebalance #lifebalance #selfcarefirst #selflove #goodvibrations #dailyhivemtl #homesweethome #dailydetails #maisonsdemontreal #prettyhouses #livecolorfully #plateaumontroyal #slowdownwithstills #thelittlethings #thesimplethings #vosbellesmaisons #houseportrait #façadesmtl #façades


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I got annoyed at the internet today, so I did a lot of laundry instead. 🙈 I got annoyed at the pressure of showing up daily, the habit of comparing, of measuring success in metrics rather than in feelings. I got annoyed that a pop-up the size of my screen blinded me when I was in the middle of reading a sentence on a blog, that a video started playing loudly without me having accepted it to. I got annoyed that 8 out of 10 emails in my inbox were either trying to sell me something or teach me something I needed to learn ASAP to stay ahead of the everchanging social media game (Instagram TV you say?).
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I may just be cranky today because there's construction noise everywhere around me (including at home) and I haven't had nearly enough ice cream. But man, I feel saturated, pushed, pressured and burdened by thoughts that shouldn't even matter. As grateful as I feel about our hi-tech digital era and all its advantages for independent business owners and freelancers like me, I honestly felt hit by noise and stimulation this week.
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When you're that saturated, you feel heavy and things start to feel disappointing. It's time to take a step back, to recalibrate and remind yourself that Instagram or Etsy or Facebook algorithms should not determine your inner peace or self-worth. It's when you feel still, quiet, aligned and centered that things come to you with abundance and magnetism. And so, on that note, onto the long weekend, friends! (But first, I have to fold the several loads of laundry I did today) xo
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An ode to those mornings that are grey and rainy, with that perfect vibe that's slow and cozy, and to those which are warm and sunny, with energy and optimism for what lies on the wind. For the awareness that mornings are precious. They are fresh starts, after all - a new page, a new light, a new chance and a whole lot of time ahead to choose, carefully, what you wish to say, feel, do, and be. #odetomornings #dailydetails #todaysview
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"Dio ma come si fa
A trovare il coraggio di andare
Anche quando vorresti restare
Dimmi come si fa a rialzarsi
Anche quando fa male
E continuare
Ad allacciarsi le scarpe
E ripartire da zero
A ricordare che niente e nessuno
Può rubarti il futuro
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È importante
Tu 
Sei importante"
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#TipThursday: When your vibes feel off, drop everything and listen to your favorite music. Sometimes courage can be found in the words. Sometimes the music itself helps you feel in sync with yourself again.
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#musicheals #thepowerofmusic #goodvibes #highalignment #endometriosi #cancro #infertilità #laurapausini #ivf #fecondazioneassistita #fecondationinvitro #fivet #positivevibesonly #infertilitysucks #ihadamiscarriage #miscarriage #pressforprogress #artforacause #endosister #1in10 #innerpeace #endomarch #endowarrior #hysterectomy #isterectomia #igersitalia #1su10 #chemioterapia #ig_italia


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*More writings in my Etsy shop*
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When I grow up, I wanna be.... The answer to this question changed often, almost with the seasons. Lifeguard, vet, astronomer, writer (though that one stuck, hehe). I'm still not exactly sure what I am doing or when the "grown up" part is supposed to kick in in full gear. But today, as I turn the page and step into a very green number (oh thanks #synesthesia), I think my wishes have changed a little bit.
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I sat down one day during this past year and wrote a short essay called "Wishes for a Near-Future Me" and it was such a powerful, cathartic exercise. I've added this essay to my Etsy shop (link in bio) to better connect with you and inspire you to contemplate the ideal version of YOUR life and strive towards it. All proceeds go to my women's health initiative called @alba.a.new.dawn
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I hope that, no matter what the occasion, you can sit down and reflect on what YOU want for YOURSELF and to feel empowered by these wishes, by the vision of your ideal life. From my heart to yours, Kristina. #birthdaywishes #sundaywisdom 📷 @dallascurow
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You might be asking why art is such a big part of Alba's mission. For one, art heals. It allows us to channel thoughts and emotions that may otherwise be difficult to express into a creative medium. Objects have a story to tell, and have the potential of enhancing wellness and inspiration in those who connect with them. By showcasing unique art created by unique individuals, our aim is not only to raise funds but to reach a wider sphere of people. It's not only those who are affected by these health conditions that should be talking about them, but everyone, because it's almost a certainty that someone in our circle is affected but silent.
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Join us on our Facebook page next week on April 18th (7-9pm ET) for our first-ever online auction of original art, ceramics, home decor, paper goods and accessories. You can bid from the comfort of your own home and have the item shipped to you. Isn't that cool? We won't reveal the items to you until the night of the auction, but head to the event page to see the 30 amazing artists who have created something special for you. Save your seat now (it's free) through the link in bio! Featured art piece: "Mother Nature" by @MissBourguignon / @TheNewbieWitch
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Ever feel guilty for having to justify yourself, your choices, your reasons for saying no? It's a tough habit to break, but self-care is not selfish, and sometimes "no" is the best thing you can hear yourself say. Thanks @thefive15 for artfully reminding us that there's no shame in "no". 💗
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#selfcare #nomeansno #artforacause #feministasf #feminism #womensupportingwomen #empowered #empoweringwomen #womenshealth #females #feministtattoo #feministillustration #supportwomen #fulltimefeminist #feministart #albanewdawn #sisterhood #community #guiltfreezone #guiltfree #strongertogether #goodvibesonly #highalignment #girlpower #girlboss #thriver #selfcarefirst #worklifebalance #lifebalance  #justsayno


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A very special #repost to remind us all that perfection is overrated. Kayley from @wrinkleandcrease is one of Alba's invited artists and one of the kindest, warmest people ever!
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"We never get it all right. Mistakes are inevitable. They give us the opportunity to learn, and grow, and we are given the chance to make new choices, hopefully BETTER choices as we learn. That chance is never gone. The IMperfect parts of our stories, of our efforts, that is where the beauty is. In the messy bits. The parts that are so far from PERFECT. Embrace the messy bits. You don’t have to stay there...but learn from them. Love yourself for making it through them. And give yourself permission to live imperfectly, wholeheartedly. Forget perfection."
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#albanewdawn #imperfection #perfectionist #embraceimperfection #wabisabi #etsysuccess #ooaks18 #canadianartist #canadiancreatives #passionpassport #exploretocreate #introspection #goodvibesonly #positivityrules #bekindtoyourself #livethelifeyoulove #highalignment #mistakeshappen #endowarrior #cancersurvivor #girlpower #neverstopexploring #interiordecorating #homedesign #homegoods #houseandhome #canadianliving #elledecor #artinspired


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A cozy, sunny winter's Saturday is the best remedy after a long productive week! #OnTheAgenda today is to do some writing (with this one underneath my tray table) and some tidying up around the Pink Palazzo, with breaks for cuddles, coffee and cookies.
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Best part: I'm to-do-list-less today! That's right, I'm just wingin' it. This coming week on the blog, I'll be sharing some of my favorite tips for making to-do lists that boost productivity and focus while minimizing anxiety. I'll also be revealing a new collaboration with a fellow Italy-lover @smittenitaly. Follow us both for deets and swipe to see a sneak peek!
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Remember that it's the LAST day today to enter the notebook giveaway on my Insta feed! ☝️Happy Saturday!
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 #worklifebalance #saturdaymood #caturday #goodvibesonly #liveyourbestlife #catsofinstagram #stayinginisthenewgoingout #lifeathome #pinkpalazzo #dailydetails #todaysview #mindfulliving #breakfromwork #montrealphotographer #mtlartist #plateaumontroyal #cattherapy #thatsdarling #solopreneur #petbabies #attentionhog #travelwriter #travelblog #montrealblogger #italianlife #homedecorating #artshop #hygge #homesweethome


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I've been getting up & diving right into school work these past few months. This morning I decided to meditate, connect with a mudra & pull cards.... .
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#kynite #highalignment #clearingnegativeenergy #kaleshvaramudra #opportunity #clearingthemind #breaknegativepatterns #magic #manifestation #imagine #reunionofsouls #lessons #healingvibrations #crystals #meditation #morningmotivation


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It's the first time I bought a 365 day desk calendar. This "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" from @chaptersindigo is awesome. Tell you why.
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When 2018 started, I decided to carve out 20 minutes on Fridays for a weekly assessment of how I'm doing -- how am I meeting my goals, how do I feel and where is my mindset? Today was the first #fridaycheckin. I sat quietly, without writing anything down or over-analyzing. I thought of my week as a whole, and thought of its effect on my well-being and creativity.
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I also looked through the last pages in the daily calendar and pulled out the 5 tips that resonated most with me this week. They are each a gentle "food for thought", a step towards a more balanced and peaceful way of living. I'll paraphrase them for you:
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1. Know your own value, feel secure in how you are unique and important.
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2. Let go of the idea that in order to achieve great things, you need to treat life as a giant hurried emergency that is driven by competition and fear.
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3. Approach a day without expectations so that you won't be bothered if things don't go as expected. You'll meet less resistance that way.
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4. Your time and energy are your most important assets. Think about who and what nourishes you most and choose to focus more time and energy on those.
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5. It takes courage and faith to find your calling. When you follow your heart, the universe confirms your decisions with open doors.
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Find this inspiring and uplifting calendar HERE 👉 http://bit.ly/2AUX3Hk
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Tell me: How do you make wellness part of your weekly routine? 🤷
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#dailycalendar #dailyplanner #dailywisdom #quoteoftheday #instaread #travelwriter #travelblogger #mtlblogger #mtlartist #homestyling #homedecor #homedecorating #photographerlife #travelphotography #wanderlust #wondermore #lostandfound #lifeathome #selfgoals #mindfulnessgoals #resolutions #EtsyMTL #lifestyle #etsysuccess #interiordesign #interiordecor


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Reflections. They are an essential part of my way of living. I am introspective, intuitive, sensitive - observant of the world and its effects on me. This morning, I'm sitting down to take notes on the year I'm leaving behind, so I can better embrace the one ahead.
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Here are 10 prompts I wrote on blank pages to guide my reflections:
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1. What were my wishes when 2016 turned to 2017?
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2. How did 2017 surprise me by being different than I expected?
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3. What were my areas of focus this year? What did I prioritize and invest most energy into?
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4. What milestones and achievements will I remember this year for?
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5. How did I grow this year? How did I change? What did I let go of? How did I leave my comfort zone?
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6. What lessons did I learn? What do I want to do more/less of in 2018?
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7. What do I wish I'd done more of? What is in my control to change in 2018?
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8. What new dreams, ideas and projects do I want to see come true in 2018?
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9. What is my theme for 2018? What will I focus my energy on?
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10. What 3 words sum up my wishes for 2018?
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TELL ME: Do you do something similar? Which of these 10 questions if your fave? TAG A FRIEND who would enjoy this exercise.
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Featured 📷: "Zucca", one of my earliest photographs of Milano - the city where I found my wings. #nostalgia
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#lifelessons #newyearsresolutions #dreambig #dowhatyoulove #lovewhatyoudo #beyourself #mindfulness #inspiration #goodvibesonly #positivemindset #highalignment #alignment #entrepreneur #solopreneur #travelwriter #milano #milanocity #milanodesign #instamilano #wanderlust #italy #ItalianHiddenBeauties #ig_italia #italiainunoscatto #italiandecor #italygram #instaitaly #thisisitaly


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During the holidays, I tend to reflect on the year by looking at snapshots of the past 12 months. The thing is, snapshots don't always show you the growth, shifts in mindset and small victories that came from deep within you, yet those #lifelessons are the milestones MOST worth celebrating.
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Here are my first 3 personal realizations this year:
1) Giving myself guilt-free space for self-care was the most rewarding thing I did this year (and those closest to me understood and even applauded me for it). I have no regrets about the way I chose to schedule my year, pushing extremely hard with work but also carving out time for solo activities over social activities, such as writing, mindfulness and for being home, even if it meant seeming less flexible to others.
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2) Treating life as an experiment helped me feel more actively involved in life's choices and less likely to feel blame or regret over outcomes. Experiments can be tentative and less daunting. I experimented a LOT this year with how I shifted the scales from being heavily focused on my scientific work to focused on my creative entrepreneurial work. I experimented with projects, with products, with possibilities. I told myself that I wouldn't know unless I really tried without holding back. So, I dove in. Of course, many things worked beautifully, some backfired. But what backfired was also a blessing.
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3) This year, I drew lines and thought more carefully about balance. If I put in more than I got out of something - in terms of respect, energy, time and care - I pulled back. This was a struggle for me, and I am only NOW getting the hang of it in December, because I don't like changing myself due to others. I didn't want to care less, do less, be less than I feel naturally inclined to do. But, as the saying goes, we teach others how to treat us, and expectations can be toxic. Now, I am not afraid to set limits, because if I don't have my back, who will?
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These are my 3 triumphs this year. Which one resonates with YOU? Tell me one of your own triumphs in a comment!
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#thisisme #selfcare #mindfulness #innerpeace #lifegoals #newyearsresolutions #smallvictories #highalignment #positivemindset #goodvibes


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Looks what's around the Christmas tree! Beautiful Selenite rulers & puff Hearts!! Bringing you back your center with its divine high, fine vibration, so Angelic, Loving & clearing. So adore you Selenite!!! #thecrystalhealingtemple #monavale #loveselenite #puffhearts #crystalsareforever #highalignment #blessed


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Dinner & alignment with wonderful people
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