#healthyarchitecture is... yoga pant floors Kale green ceilings Emotional boundaries Head to @baswaacousticna to watch our very own @pfeiffer.scott explain the importance of acoustics for our health. We’re so thrilled to be a part of this series, thanks again to BASWA for spearheading this initiative! #eatvegetables #drinkwater #walkeveryday #meditate #selfcare #deepbreaths #dailyaffirmations •
Repost from @baswaacousticna
The #healthyarchitecture video series explores how acoustics and architecture impact wellbeing.
Launching January 29th, the Healthy Architecture video series speaks with experts to explore how our built environment is directly impacting health and wellbeing.
Watch this clip from the first video of the series featuring Scott Pfeiffer, partner at Threshold Acoustics.
Symptomerne kommer snigende... igen. Jeg kender dem, for i løbet af de sidste 7 år har jeg mærket dem flere gange.
Følelserne er udenpå tøjet, tårerne kommer hurtigere, glemsomhed, tankerne er mange, hovedpinen er vendt tilbage, trætheden tager fat og livet føles en smule uoverskueligt.
Efter halvandet år med 20 akutte indlæggelser på børneafdelingen og de sidste 2 på intensiv, så er jeg ved at være slidt.
Jeg blev bange, da Mille lå på Rigshospitalet. Bange på en helt anden måde end tidligere. Hvor længe kan hendes lille krop og hjerne klare presset af epilepsien.
I dag blev jeg bedt om at sætte ord på den indlæggelse - jeg kunne ikke finde ord der beskriver det.
Men følelsen har sat sig i mig og jeg tror ikke jeg kan pakke den fint og nydeligt væk - den har sat sig fast.
I dag fik jeg at vide, at en af vores fagpersoner er lidt bekymret for mig - jeg kom med et fjollet svar...
Men jeg ved, at jeg skal tage det alvorligt!
#livetmedethandicappetbarn #liveternu #specialneeds #handicap #rettsyndrome #epilepsi #specialneedsmom #knowthesymptoms #deepbreaths #sjældnediagnoser
Happy self-care day to you. Hopefully you're breathing easily today.
There are a couple things I know to be true. One is the power of flowers being enriching to the soul, and the other is that if you don't pick a day to relax then your body will pick one for you. And in the spirit of that knowledge, today I'll be enjoying my new bouquet and a lovely nap.
Cheers to you and doing things that your body enjoys. Stretch your neck and make sure to relax your jaw. Feel your body move deliberately. Be well 🖤
#selfcareeveryday #nofilter #carnations #deepbreaths #naplife #timetorelax #anxietyrelief #bewell #mentalhealthsupport #sometimesyoujustgotta
#naturephotography Enjoying last days in #eastvancouver !
#catchmeifyoucan @cafedeuxsoleils 9-11pm #tonight #concert @chelseadejohnson @richardlettphoto .
It’s been excruciatingly difficult pushing myself to perform while being under the weather since I arrived to Vancouver. I’ll be returning to NYC earlier than I anticipated. Being physically sick -whether it’s a stomach bug or the flu can worsen mental health exponentially, especially those living with schizophrenia. Sometimes even a simple cold can disrupt my “normal” day to day psychosis, my regular sensory distortions that make even getting dressed and showering a full work day activity. The body and mind are one machine. I wanted to share the beauty of this photo I snapped yesterday while I’m simultaneously experiencing a gut wrenching despair, word-thought chaos that make sentences/language more confusing, and physical pain, disrupting my routine. It’s important to cry it out, maybe laugh, witness this sunset, feel gratitude, even celebrate it, while holding space for pain and frustration for not being able to fully do the things you want to do. #embracethejourney #seeyouagain #deepbreaths #vancouverbc #thankful💜
#singersongwriter #musician #laughandcry #instaphoto #artist #creator #performer #femaleartist #newmusic #vocalist #indie #itsokaynottobeokay #composer #rethinkpsychosis #schizophrenia #keepmovingforward #schizoaffective #mentalhealth #indielabel #stanleypark
Yesterday I cried.
Incredibly powerful to internally be in the deepest peace, though observe your heartbeat wanting to jump out of your chest, to feel your body almost shivering, or your head starting to feel heavier.
I have in the past (many times) observed how all emotions are created from the mind & how the body only reacts when the Self identifies itself with the created emotion coming from the mind.
But there I was, feeling at peace internally & observing how a big wave of energy was needing to be released. The identity gets confused at the way the energy in the space affects the cells & water in this physical vessel.
We belief protection means not experiencing, when it truly means ALLOWING to process.
While tears were falling & my chest was contracting I could observe the mind saying "I don't want to, I don't understand why I have to if all is at peace -
Everything... and I say EVERYTHING is a part of the moment.
The wisdom that keeps coming over and over again, that I will share with you again and again is....
We are here to EXPERIENCE. If you identify with the story OR you don't like in my case...
Either Way, your body (or your identity) is meant to experience & to process.
I fell asleep singing, on my back embraced by my Deva & witnessing my body release for 10 minutes.
Sending you all my love 🌷
#1111 #awalktoremember #spiritualawakening #ohtheplacesyoullgo #pinealgland #surrender #surrendertolife #deepbreaths #practiceandalliscoming #trueself #trusttheprocess #om #kundaliniawakening #oneness #release #innerharmony #innerhealing #bodymindandsoul #innerjourney #meditation #innerguide #intuition #awakenedmind #awakentolife #rememberyourtruth
Just had the fun “aha” moment that even though I’m experiencing ALL the cedar allergy symptoms right now (itchy eyes, feeling tired, itchy throat, etc…) I’m so energized by my sense of purpose that it’s easy for me to sail through my days showing up for my creative dreams!
I’m energized by my new Creative Oasis Conversations events, by my coaching my 1-1 clients and by the new group program I’m creating.
So energized, in fact, that I just don’t want to stop and take a nap or complain or make excuses. I want to dive into the flow and work and play!
I share this with you to remind you of the POWERFUL benefits of saying yes to your creative projects, passions and pursuits! To focusing in on what gives you a sense of purpose. Of deciding to do the damn thing! Whatever that may be for you. Making mosaics. Opening an Etsy shop. Creating art. Making jewelry. Starting a garden. Pivoting your creative business. Raising money and awareness for something you’re passionate about.
And lastly, a gentle reminder ~ you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re curious to learn how being coached by me could help you find and show up for your purpose consistently, DM me and let’s set up a complimentary consult call.
Here’s to not letting allergies or any other excuses keep us down!
All the best from my purposeful, joyful Creative Oasis to yours! Xoxo ~ Jill
Ooooh Lord I don’t know what it is but there must be something in the air because it is ANXIETY CENTRAL right now. Anyone else 🖐🏼
Last week I had to take Klonopin almost on a daily basis. I take 1/2 a pill on days where I feel extra anxious and that was basically everyday last week. Where normally I take half a pill MAYBE once a week. So I don’t know what the deal was but my anxiety was super high.
I felt like I had the jitters but they were inside me like my skin was crawling. Heart racing. Mind racing. I just couldn’t calm down for whatever reason.
One of my friends messaged me that she is having horrible anxiety right now. And another person I know was up all night a few days ago with a pounding/racing heart and mind.
So in case anyone is having problems with anxiety right now I wanted to share something quick and easy that works for me.
Deep Breathing - ideally you want to be able to inhale for 10 seconds and exhale 10 seconds but I can’t do that so I make it to about 6 seconds. It really does help to slow down all the “fast” going on internally. There’s really no other way to describe it except that everything feels fast 🤷🏼♀️
So if you’re feeling the same as me take time to deep breathe today and see if that helps. ♥️
have you ever felt paralyzed from being 𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕝𝕞𝕖𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕒𝕟𝕩𝕚𝕠𝕦𝕤 by your lack of progress It’s pretty much how this week has made me feel & we are only 3 days in. KEEP READING to learn HOW im #tacklingmyfeelings T O D A Y!
Full disclosure: I’m 𝟴 days behind on my daily Bible Study. My house has been “a wreck” according to my standards (until today’s housekeeper visit). I’ve been sleeping in until 7am, which is NOT like me at all. I have only made dinner for my family once. I haven’t left my house and or put on anything other than leggings & t-shirts since I returned home Friday night.
Kiddos were sick with cold over the weekend and now mommas got it. I don’t feel terrible, but everyone knows how the crummy cold makes ya feel. And even though I just came off a much needed #𝗋𝖾𝖿𝗎𝖾𝗅𝖺𝗇𝖽𝗋𝖾𝖼𝗁𝖺𝗋𝗀𝖾 vacay, I’m tired, overwhelmed, & off routine. I pushed through two days of school, but got ZERO of my own things done (other than resting this cold away), which has left me feeling even more overwhelmed and anxious.
I’ve let myself & my work go to the wayyyyyside this week and the lack of action had me feeling paralyzed 👎🏻 So, at 9:30 am this morning, I declared today a #noschoolday for kiddos and catch-up day for mommy. I’m propped up in my cozy clean bed, catching up on my bible study, regrouping school work & checking things off my personal todo list.
Today, I refuse to focus on everything I haven’t gotten done and work on what I CAN get done. One. Little. Task. At. A. Time. For anyone else feeling overwhelmed, behind, & not yourself this week, remind yourself the same thing I’m reminded myself this morning 👉🏻 its #gonnabeokay...your little world will not veer off course because momma slows down for a minute💕
#onesmallstep #paralyzedbylack #mommastrong #sickweek #allthefeels #overwhelmedmom #homeschoolmomma #dayoffwellspent #tackleyourlist #deepbreaths #youcandothis #doingallthethings #adviceforthebusybee #catchupday #thosefeelingstho #inmyfeelings #tipoftheday
Smile for surgery!
Had a silly accident snowboarding, small cut 3 stitches no big deal. Something felt off with the whole situation and I returned to a different hospital where they caught an infection starting. They referred me to a specialist, who booked me into a precautionary surgery the following week to look inside my arm. Turns out I had severed my nerve and partially severed a tendon. I am thankful that we were able to catch it early and hopefully will have a full recovery.
Sweet scar tho.
#snowboarding #surgery #montforthospital #healthcare #happythoughts #deepbreaths
My scoliosis put me in a tough state of trying to identify with it. It was part of me and for the rest of my life I would have to continue my practices of maintaining a healthy spine. If I’m supportive of it, it supports me. I was told I wouldn’t make it to 40, that I’d be in a wheelchair and my spine would crush my organs at the fast rate it was moving and deteriorating. Now that I see my chiropractor twice a week, do exercises to support my spine, see my holistic practitioner for gut health/overall wellbeing, I’m in a place where I know my spine will be supporting me well past my 40’s.
This is my journey and these are the choices I made. I made the choice to never take pain killers, I made the choice to never have back surgery, I made the choice to push myself everyday for what I know I’m capable of.
When I take certain exercise classes (Pilates reformer especially) I can really see where I’m weak, and for a second I get discouraged. People don’t know my journey and I think they judge me for how weak I am. They look at me and wonder how I stay so skinny and am so weak at the same time.. it’s a mind struggle no doubt. But I keep reminding myself, Girl you got this!! YOU ARE STRONG 💪🏻 I took an actual boxing class the other day and it was intense, and I even tried to use the excuse of my scoliosis to my coach so he would be easy on me. He didn’t give 2 shits!! He said “nothing comes from not pushing through your fears and facing your weakness head on! No punch!!” Yeah it’s what I needed. A little reminder that my body is so strong, it’s my temple, and fights every damn day. I won’t give up if you don’t give up on me.
I’m CEO of my life ✨
#femalemotivation #deepbreaths #corporatewellness #burnouttobalance #selfcaregoals #meditationinspiration #skillsnotpills #corporatelife #femaleempowerment #femaleentrepreneur #livinginyourjoy #createhappiness #breathworkhealing #burnout #loveyourself #breathin #corporatetraining #innerwork #shift #resilience #mentalhealthsupport #wellnessjourney #mindfullness #corporateburnout #joybody #gettingstrongereveryday #stressreduction #deeprelaxation #scoliosiswarrior #mybodyisstrong
I have been working on practicing mindfulness. ——
On not worrying about the uncertainties and uncontrollables of my future.
There are so many elements of this life, and most definitely this career I’ve chosen — that can easily drive a person crazy. ——
Will I have enough money to pay rent this month
Will I ever be/have enough to make it in this career
Will I ever hear a “YES” ••••
So many things I can not control, clouding my mind, making me doubt myself — that sometimes I forget to breathe.
But the funny thing is, breathing IS something I can control! I can take a moment at ANY moment to take a breath, and remember that I am a human - flawed, and imperfect and yet *still* worthy of love, and acceptance, and success. •••
We’re told not to judge others, but the real crime is how harshly most of us judge ourselves.
So let’s all just stop and take a friggin’ breath. •••
Side note edit : I currently use the app Headspace to practice my mindfulness — what do you use!
A very clean galley. Bound and outward bound next week. #deepbreaths
Keep pushing, keep looking, even when you feel like it’s a huge waste of time. Trust yourself and your intuition - clarity comes with time. ☝️ reminder for myself and anyone else who needs it right now.
Good morning world!
Just a little reminder as you go through your day, take deep, full and long breaths! We hope lots of you can join Victoria @wildrosesyogi for the 6pm all levels Inspirit flow!
Have a beautiful Wednesday💜
Warning: a caption that doesn’t go along with the picture 😂
The past two weeks have been a critical time of transition for me. Getting back into school after taking a semester off is TOUGH. Standing up for myself and choosing opportunities that are best for my future is HARD. Throughout this time, the universe and the Lord provided me with opportunities that have surpassed my expectations. I’m still anxious to see what lies ahead but I’m so glad I chose to step out on faith, and that I chose myself.
Candles & florals: @floralvdesigns
“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” 👁
I know I always talk about how important community is - because it is, and it brings so much joy to my life and I deeply love my people and all-
but equally important is silence and solitude.
You’re gonna be living with yourself, in this body, forever - so I hope you can find something to enjoy about it!
Start small, but make sure to start. There’s always something to be grateful for, and gratitude makes all the difference.
I stared at this rock formation for a solid 20 minutes and, while I got some lingering stares and plenty of fidgeting, it was 20 minutes well spent. Deep breaths and stillness do wonders for our wellbeing y’all 🗣
You already know but, are you listening
Nature is calling!
Especially when we are anxious or stressed and forgetting to take deep breaths - Nature. Is. Calling. (And I wanted to start this post with a Sartre quote but - I felt Camus was easier to digest on a Wednesday morning). 😂💀
For those real ones who read all my long captions to the end... “If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” 💀
Sartre ^ lessons I’m telling myself, too. Thanks for being along for the ride; do your best and forget the rest ✌️
Today I woke up early not because this little man told me so..
I woke up and set my intentions for the day.
I took some deep breaths.
I poured myself a cup of coffee and I drank it real slow.
I fed spencer and I pumped for him.
I took a real long shower.
Sometimes we need a break. We need a few hours or minutes to not be needed. To be able to do what we need to do or want to do without being rushed.
For me thats gotta be at the beginning of the day before anyone (even the zoo) wakes up.
I take my minute to myself at the beginning of the day. I think about how I want the day to go and what I have to do.. And sometimes like today...
I stare at the little miracle I made while he looks around at 5am trying to figure stuff out.
#setintentions #maketodayamazing #deepbreaths #mommyneedsaminute