“A spreading, pervasive, and usually unintentional effect or influence”
Actions have consequences, often beyond our immediate environment.
Have you thought about how you want to show up...as a mom? Dad? Wife? Husband? Employee? Co-worker? Friend? Are you acting from a place of integrity? Are your actions causing a positive or negative ripple?
If you’re ready to grow and evolve into the next version of yourself, questioning your current thought patterns is a critical part of the growth process. It’s possible to shed your old beliefs and replace them with more empowering beliefs.
You all. I’m worried. With so many people in my circle talking about phone/social media addiction lately, I decided to do a little social experiment of my own. I put my phone down 😉 and observed. The results were staggering. Throughout my day, I watched people in various settings. A restaurant, a waiting room, in line at the store, driving down the road. I probably don’t need to tell you but so many people are glued to their phones! There were times when every single person in my proximity...young children, teens, and adults...were all staring at their screens. I have a number of concerns about this, but what I find most distressing is that by being so consumed by our tech, we’re missing out on important human interaction. I’m starting to believe we’re the most humanly disconnected of all time.
I’m not here to tell you what to do 😜 but I’m going to suggest taking a little tech break. Focus on giving people your full attention. Leave your phone at home/in your purse/pocket more often. Resist the urge to look at it when you’re bored. Become more aware of your own habits. Do your own social experiment. And then think about the impact it’s having in your life. ✌🏻
When you’ve been looking forward to yoga class all day and you finally get there and find out it’s been cancelled...you have choices.
You can get super frustrated and yell at the nice lady behind the desk. 🤬 Not gonna lie. The thought crossed my mind. 😬 We’re all a work in progress, right?!? You can let out a big sigh then turn around and go home. 🚗
Or you can walk your happy ass up to the studio and do a solo sunset yoga sesh.🧘🏼♀️ My choice was beautiful. And peaceful. And the lesson I needed in the moment. Breathe. Everything is always OK.
As I sat down to write this, I realized that I’ve ALMOST written on this subject five different times. The truth is, I feel torn on how to balance my feelings on the subject. On one hand, I despise the pressure so many people in our society feel about looking a certain way, fitting a certain mold. I don’t even need to explain this any further because the standard of beauty has been so ingrained in us from every direction, from every media outlet. You ALL know what I’m talking about. On the other hand, I recognize our nation is facing an obesity epidemic that impacts the physical and emotional wellbeing of millions of people. On one hand, I know I should never judge another person’s situation because you truly never know what they’re going through. On the other hand, I know there are so many people who want help with issues such as emotional overeating, but feel stuck and helpless. I’ve been there and it’s scary. And I needed help to get through it. Are you seeing my dilemma? Nevertheless, when I get quiet and listen to my inner voice, I know the answer is always rooted in love and compassion. But only 100% of the time (love you, Byron Katie)! Head over to my blog to read more. Link in bio. 💕
Happy Saturday, friends! Let’s talk for a minute about something that has been weighing heavily on me lately. Diet culture. I define it as the pervasive belief that thinness is equated to worthiness, success, and beauty. It’s shit. And I hate it. Whew! I feel better already. We undeniably live in a culture that idolizes thinness. So, what can we do to shield ourselves from its negative effects? I’m working on a blog post for Monday on this very topic. Stay tuned!
In my humble opinion, there’s nothing more amazing (sexier in this example😉😍) than witnessing someone in their zone of genius. There’s a palpable energy about them, while at the same time a confident flow.
The other day, one of my favorite coaches @rochellebohannon was talking about her zone of genius and it REALLY got me thinking about mine. What energizes me more than anything?!? Empowering women to live their absolute best, passion-driven lives.
Without a doubt, that’s why I’m here living this round of life on 🌏 What’s your zone of genius? I’d love to know! Unsure? Let’s schedule a time to explore the answer together. 💕
Did a little photo shoot with the brilliant @thatgirlpearlphoto 📷 She captured some amazing shots of our little family in just 10 minutes. 😳
What an awesome reminder that creative endeavors can be executed in a matter of minutes...if we just get out of our own way and DO them?!? I’m feeling super inspired to continue creating my program for women suffering from depression who are looking for a more natural, holistic, intuitive way to heal. In the meantime, please reach out to me if you’d like to schedule a free consultation. You’re so, so worth it.
I “drew” this card on Friday at the LIV event. And I believe it 💯! I used to think affirmations were silly. That was before I understood the power of the mind. Left unattended, it will naturally gravitate toward negative thoughts. With practice, you can train your mind to believe in infinite possibility, to look for the positive in any situation. What are some of your favorite affirmations?