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Friday, May 15
She was learning to to silence the noise and reawaken to her bright bloom.
Here’s a bright, blooming, awakening weekend, my friends.
Hello baby, hello business, hello burnout. My thoughts, personal
stories, and tips are in the latest issue of Where Women Create
Business. On the upside, it’s been almost one full year since I experienced my
last burnout. It was the big mama of burnout and changed my life
completely toward one of self compassion, care, and love. We live and we
Love making tunics out of layers. And I love this practice and all the
amazing women doing it with me. I can barely keep up with the enthusiasm
in our private Facebook group! It’s day 6 out of 30 for many of us
doing this practice. Love love love.
Saturday, May 16
Fresh flowers in the house is a kind of delight I will never not have.
Me: I love you all the way around the Earth. True: Well I love you even when I’m in heaven or in jail.
Monday, May 18
Slow down. Breathe. Take it all in. Trust. Feel your aliveness. Ask.
Manifest. Connect with your heart.
Do you ever have those moments in the full, heart-centered swirl when
things are going good, but it feels like so, so much? Been having a few
of those lately. Even when everything that is happening feeds my soul,
there is still a need to breathe, slow down, connect with my heart, feel
my aliveness one step, one moment at a time.
Tuesday, May 19
“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you
will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for
helping yourself and the other for helping others.” -Sam Levenson
favorite recipe for feeling beauty-full.
Someone in our neighborhood painted hearts on their garden rocks. Love!
I’ve been under the weather a bit lately. Glad to be back here in my office/studio where inspiration awaits and motivates.
Wednesday, May 20
Sitting here after an intense workout, taking a rest and slowing my
heartbeat. It’s been a long while since I’ve consistently exercised and
it feels really really good to care for myself in this way. Yes yes yes.
But man I have some cardio strength to work on!
“Be whole in everything. Put all you are
Into the smallest thing you do.
So, in each lake, the moon shines with splendor
Because it blooms up above.”
― Fernando Pessoa
Our (divine) wholeness comes with practice and trusting our own
blooming. For me, this means acknowledging my fear, my doubts, the
things that make my wholeness, and not letting them eclipse my purpose.
Today is John’s 41st birthday. Celebrating with a family bbq and lots of love. And totally got dressed up in joy for the occasion.
A friend of mine recently told me the story of how she unexpectedly shed
the last lingering bits of her girlhood and fully entered womanhood. It
involved setting a fierce and clear boundary with someone who was, for
lack of a better phrase, in her face. She set the boundary and suddenly
and completely felt a full embodiment of her adult woman self, feeling
the last pieces of her girlhood slip away. She felt the empowerment of
the transition in that moment, and I was totally struck by her story.
I want that moment, I thought. And to get it, I’ll have to get angry. I
just know this in my bones. I don’t do anger, and I can tell it’s
holding me back.
Anyway, the whole conversation made me realize all the ways I, too, am
holding onto my girlhood. In many ways I have embraced my womanhood –
the part of me that is fierce, confident, and capable – but in many ways
I have not.
I struggle sometimes, a lot of times, with taking up space. It’s my soul
work to complete, I know, and something tells me that once I do it,
once I fully embrace the full range of who I am, that I will finally let
the last pieces of my girlhood go.
I’m turning 40 next month. Perhaps that will be my birthday wish – to
shed the layers of girlhood that are holding me back from reaching my
full womanhood self. I think that would be amazing.
Life. I adore it.
“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without
― Friedrich Max Müller
Ahhhhh yes. Two things that make my heart full – sunshine and love.
Let’s rise today to meet up with both! Rise and sunshine, friends!
Just got off a call with Annika Martins
. What a lovely, amazing human being she is. Shiny, bright, soulful.
Working on finishing these babies up today. Apparently I’m digging this color palette lately.
LOVE THIS. Had to share.
That’s it for this week! Check back here next week for another update, or join us over on Instagram for daily photos and thoughts!