Weekly Update – Mexico Mishap and Staying True

Apr 12, 2018 | Life in Progress

I’m obsessed with Instagram – it’s my favorite online home! Here’s a recap from the last week, and for those of you who aren’t on Instagram, come and join me!

Tuesday, March 13

Y’all if you want more puppies in your feed, follow @ameliaandlulu over on Instagram!

Monday, March 19

Soul care.

Wednesday, March 28

It’s been a few weeks of travel for me – teaching, and business. But today I’m off to Mexico for PLAY with my family. And you wanna know something cray cray? The last two times I attempted travel to Mexico, I got suuuuuper sick the night before and had to cancel at the very last minute. Third times the charm, no? I am soooooo excited! It’s been nothing but rain here in Portland and we are all wildly excited about a week of sunshine. Xo!

Sunday, April 1

I’m still enjoying all the naps and sunshine and lounging here in Mexico but guess what today is (besides Easter [happy Easter to those of you who celebrate!]) the start of? The #aprilsweatsessions officially begin today. The goal? Sweat everyday for the month of April. Could be via yoga, walking, cardio classes, etc. I’m excited to have a focus this month along my wellness journey. I’ll be back daily to post an accountability photo. Feel free to join in!

Ok friends. Post sweat session. Swam laps and wore myself out. Day one of the #aprilsweatsessions done and done.

Wednesday, April 4

Well, friends. The Mexico family vacation wasn’t meant to be. About three days in I got quite sick with food poisoning. And then John. And then True. We are all still quite sick, trying to get home. We are currently in the airport with hopes and dreams of sleeping in our own beds tonight. Oh goodness, what an unfortunate adventure. Trying to keep perspective. Please send us your light and love and prayers and energy and get well wishes.

Friday, April 6

Friends, we are all vertical today, this our 2nd day home. Thank you all for the well wishes. And thanks to Nichole who has been posting KRR news and art while I’ve been resting up. We’re hopeful it was a bad case of food poisoning vs some sort of parasite. Either way, sooooooo happy to be home. Sending love and gratitude.

Monday, April 9

Over in my online business and wellness tribes, I’ve been talking a lot about dismantling the shame we sometimes feel as biz owners, mothers, women, human beings. I struggled with it big time last week as a biz lady when I wasn’t able to deliver something I had promised. When it comes to my biz, I pride myself on being dependable and so I felt awful about it, messy, and afraid. Would my audience jump ship? Would they send me angry emails? Would I disappoint them?

What I learned was this: we are so much harder on ourselves than we ought to be. Actually, I already knew this but when you’re in the thick of it, it’s hard to remember.

Sometimes we hold ourselves to a standard we wouldn’t apply to other leaders. My measuring stick for worthiness and value last week revealed the weak spots around my tendencies to people please and not disappoint in the arena of business. It was GOOD soul work, and I’m grateful.

And so. I just showed up, told the truth, and apologized. My people did not leave, unsubscribe, or send me angry emails. Instead, they supported me, sent get well emails, and said they were proud of me for taking care of myself. I love how life gives us the mirrors we need to receive: It’s okay. Rest. We’ll be here when you get back. You’re allowed to get sick.

Thank you for mirroring what it looks like to be a human and take care of yourself. Thank you for giving me permission to do the same.

So, friends. Here’s to staying true. Trusting. Forgiveness. Self-compassion. And thanking our lucky stars for those that stick with us with their generosity. xo

Sending much love,

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  1. carolyn edwards

    I’m sure you’ve been told time and again not to drink the water in Mexico; to use only bottled; unfortunately sometimes the food is prepared using the same water than you’re not supposed to drink…just a thought re your illness.


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