I love this ❤️ let’s change our mindset 🙌🏻
This is the first book by Australian author Kelly Rimmer that I’ve read, but it definitely won’t be the last! I nabbed this one on a recommendation from amazing author @sallyhepworth - I knew that if she loved Kelly’s writing it must be pretty special, and it really is!
This story is told using a dual timeline, set in present day America, and in Poland during the Nazi occupation in the early 1940s.
Alice has her hands full with her family - her son has autism, her daughter is gifted, her husband works too much and her beloved grandmother is dying. When her grandmother asks her to fulfill her dying wish, Alice travels to Poland to uncover the secrets of her family and unravel a decades-old mystery with only the vaguest of clues.
Alina is just a teenager when the first rumors of the war reach her town in Poland, and soon, although she and her family are not Jewish, their lives are thrown into despair and chaos at the hands of the Nazis. Alina holds on to the hope of being reunited with her true love, Tomasz, and it is this beautiful love story that threads this whole story together.
Rimmer does not sugar coat or gloss over the atrocities of the war, and there are scenes that will break your heart, but it’s the juxtaposition between this despair and the courage and resilience shown by the characters that really shows the power of love and family and how brave one can be when those precious things are at stake. It’s a book about what we sacrifice for our families, and how our identity can be so deftly shaped by them. It explores love, motherhood, the joys and challenges of having a child with autism, the bravery, desperation and humanity of people trying to survive the war, and how important it is to understand the past.
~ Sunshine Self care ~
It feels good to welcome back the sun today in Christchurch and my furry assistant agrees.
The clouds have felt heavy these last 4 days and with good reason.
The blessing of being a business owner or entrepreneur is the ability to take a few minutes out of my day to just soak up some much needed rays and recharge. Sunshine is self-care...do you let yourself soak it in Keeping your cup filled is important. Make yourself your priority ♥️🌹🙏🔆🌝🌞☀️
Why the hell did no one warn me about #momguilt when I had this little man! I mean seriously, girls! In the loads of opinions, comments, and advice I got (that I never asked for) you didn’t want to throw in this topic
I did not take care of myself AT ALL! For 4 whole years, I was under the impression that if I spent so much as 20 minutes working out or doing my hair or sitting to read a book...I thought that meant I was neglecting my child.
Boy was I wrong!
For all the moms who never got the mom guilt memo, let me say this loud and clear. Taking care of YOU is taking care of THEM. Once I learned that, both of our lives changed.
It took me a long time to get here. And it sure as hell was a rollercoaster. Even when I got on a routine, dealing with #epilepsy and #survivorship and #specialneeds could easily knock me off track. But I kept getting up and hoping back on this journey to a better me because I realized...time and time again...that being a better version of myself means being a better mom to my boy. No one cheers me on when I take 30 minutes to improve my health more than this little man! And he’ll even suck it up to grab my sweaty neck for a picture!
Mom guilt will mess with your mind time and time again. You need to kick that guilt’s ass once and for all and show up for yourself.
Every. Single. Day.
Because showing up for yourself means showing up stronger for your little ones. And it means teaching them that they need to love themselves first.
If you need a reminder, I will forever be here to tell you all the reasons why guilt is wrong and #selfcare is so right!
Care for you, Mama, so you can care for them. Because Lord knows no one can take care of your children like you do! 💪🏻💋
#momblogger #specialneedsparenting #momlife #epilepsywarrior #epilepsymom #momsofinstagram #boymama #fillyourcup #bebetter #overcomeobstacles #stronger #madeformore #motivationmonday
Ladies, this FREE wellness webinar is going to be fab and well worth tuning in for! 🌱🤸♀️🙏🏼
Just 30 minutes of dedicated you-space tomorrow (Wednesday 20th March) afternoon, 5pm WST. Login via Zoom - browser link is below 👇🏼👇🏼
https://zoom.us/j/5089901596 ✨ Event link is also in my bio 👆🏼👆🏼
It’ll be led by my fellow member of our holistic collective, #thejuicymovement, @carlathomas_juicymovement 🍏interviewing the gorgeous @nikki.heyder 🌱 (nutritional therapist, yoga teacher and mental health counsellor).
Such an empowering and invigorating way to finish off hump day ☺️ See you (online) then, I hope!
What if we loved ourselves with as much intensity and care as we do the ones we love🤔 What would your day look like
What would your week look like
What would you mentally be like
What would you physically look like and feel like
I guarantee you that if you showed up for yourself with as much love and care as you do for those closest to you, you physically and mentally would look and feel a lot different. The truth is, as a parent, spouse or significant other, we always put ourselves on the bottom of the list. I know I did! I did it for years because I thought it was what I was supposed to do. I thought it was the way that you were supposed to show love. I thought it was me "taking care of my family". The truth is though, you cannot take care of your family when you have nothing left to give. It may seem strange at first to carve out time for yourself. But I promise you it's worth it! And your loved ones will love you for it.💗 ♡Time
♡Consistancy ♡Hard work
There is no passion to be found playing small ~ in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living!
I finally put this quote into action. Are you ready Reach out and we'll stop settling together!
#bewhoyouaremeanttobe #showupforyou #fillyourcup #loveyourself #madeformore
How do you do it Why What keeps you motivated I wish I had your drive and motivation...
All things I hear people say to me when I’m helping them find their healthy formula. They want to start working out and eating better, or need to change up what they used to do because of a life change. But finding that motivation to get started is what’s holding them back.
I get you. And I wasn’t always motivated either (heck I’m still not always!)... but I had to figure out a way... a reason... to keep going even on the days I didn’t “want” to.
4 years ago when I said YES to being a healthier version of myself, I didn’t just say yes to a fitness and nutrition plan... I said YES to Health Coaching. What I didn’t realize then was how vital that was going to be in my journey. It’s one thing to be doing something for yourself... but when you decide to make something your job... and OTHERS are now depending on you too... that changes your perspective.
Yes, I have a WHY. My family... I want to be the best version I can for them, so I can serve them to my best ability. However, some days even that isn’t enough. But all of YOU... I’m not sure you realize how much of a difference that makes! Just like you know that if you don’t go to your job... you risk losing it Well... that’s how I feel about my daily workout... about sharing my healthy tips and LIVING this lifestyle daily... if I stop doing it, if I don’t show up daily, then you all start to lose faith. To start believing that maybe it is too HARD. .
I’m here to tell you it isn’t! But it sure is nice to have added motivation! So... if motivation is what you lack... let’s chat. Maybe saying YES to coaching is exactly what you need to! ❤️😀❤️
Another beautiful day! ————————————
I had a lot going on today after work. Ran 3.5 miles on rolling hills. Took Ace on a quick walk. Jumped on a power hour with my team! Worked out to Day 8/21! Jumped on a team call with some more girls from my team! Prepared for tomorrow! —————————————-
Monday’s are always a very busy day for me! Yes, it can be overwhelming! But it’s my FAVORITE day of the week. It’s a fresh start. A new set of goals. Mastermind with the team TWICE!☺️ ——————————————-
Don’t let Monday’s conquer you! It will derail you from something great...and you won’t even know it!
Almost all of us have busy schedules and we attend to the needs of others from the time we wake up until we crash in the bed at night + we’re plugged into everything but ourselves and if you’re not careful you’ll burn out + just think of the extension cord + it’s meant to hold numerous electrical connections + it can initially hold all of the charges however if it is used all the time without a few things being removed it will overheat and if you don’t pay attention it can cause a fire + be mindful to pay attention to the people, places and things that take your energy and cause you to feel overwhelmed + it’s ok to tell people no + its ok to unplug from things temporarily and other things permanently #selfcaretip #takecareofyou #unplug #fillyourcup #putyourselffirst
Feeling “Stuck” Those who are close to me know that I don’t tolerate the feeling of being stuck. For myself or anyone else. I will push you to challenge limiting beliefs, bring to your attention forward thinking, or at least playing devils advocate to challenge you. I almost have no sympathy for someone that complains and does nothing about it. Like seriously if you don’t like something offer a solution, negotiate terms, or walk away— find something else. I consider myself blessed to be an American with rights to work!! This is NEVER something I take for granted. I like #takingpride and honor in serving my customers internal and external alike. I #loveserving my friends, family & spouse. So when I recommend something I REALLY recommend it. When I give a referral I don’t take it lightly because we are “friends”. You must be a #decenthumanbeing.
Advice- you have #CHOICES
Don’t complain. #Bebold.
Do something about it or stay where you are.
#NewCareer #ForwardThinking #dontbethatfriend #stuck #healthychoices #fillyourcup #limitingbeliefs #beliefs #corebeliefs #LevelUp #elevateyourself #Rights
Working out, when is the best time
My answer is usually in the morning before kids are awake., but that doesn't always happen. .
Today I started work at 0600, and NO, a 4am workout did not happen. I picked kids up from daycare, got home at 5:30. Did the family dinner, bath time, story time, chase all the monsters away thing til now. #momlife
Yes it's late. Yes I want to curl up on the couch and do nothing but watch Netflix and scroll my phone. (which I totally do at times too) But, friends, you are worth 30 minutes of self care every single day! Even if timing is not perfect, take advantage of that time and make your health, heart and mind a priority instead of pushing it off with an excuse. .
Perfect timing or not YOU have the power wherever you are and START. One step at a time.
They are always watching.
Sometimes she surprises me with what she picks up on. She's too smart for her own good and the sassiest little being in my entire life.
Out of all the possible quirks she may learn from me, I know she's going to learn that it's important to take care of her body. It's important to take care of her mind.
Abby girl, I hope you know how much I love you. How much I appreciate your strength and your love. You push me to be better and stronger. And I'm working hard so that I can keep up with you and whatever endeavours you have!
Happy birthday to my old roomie @bryanwlang !!! 🎂 🎁 🎈 So happy that I got to celebrate with you this weekend!! 🎨 Hope you’re having a fantastic day 🎉 and cheers to another year!!🍻
I am soooooo guilty of needing to be busy. I used to think of it as a good thing. Like a badge of honor.
Now I see it as my coping mechanism and a recipe for burnout. 🔥
Knowing is one thing. Putting it into practice is another.👩💻
I still fight the feelings of guilt when I rest and take breaks.
But I am forcing myself anyway. I find it helpful to remind myself that —> I don’t need to be a martyr. 🤒
Ps. Special thanks to my husband (from the Midwest) for reminding me every weekend to relax more🤪
#selfcarewarrior #ptsdrecovery #healing #finding balance #recovery #rest #selflovery #fillyourcup
Happy Monday babes 🥰⚡️🙌🏼
Monday’s can totally be scary. It’s the beginning of a long work week, they tend to drag on, and bad things always seem to happen on Monday’s! Typically, I would totally be one of those people that always had “a case of the Monday’s”. Whenever I decided to jump into my online coaching journey, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing! It made Monday’s feel like a LOT more work with the online coaching on top of my actual job and other life things. I decided to completely do a 180, and turn my “case of the Monday’s” attitude into an “I cannot WAIT for Monday’s” attitude! 🥰 How did I do this
I began to LOVE the things that I always thought I HATED. Additionally, I focused on everything that made Monday’s positive rather than waking up with a negative mindset! ✨ Instead of dreading Monday, I look at it as an opportunity to really start my week off on the right foot! 🙌🏼
Maybe you work weird hours or have a different schedule, and maybe my Monday is your Friday. No matter the actual day, MAKE THE DAY YOUR OWN. Focus on the GOOD and ignore the BAD. Take those things that are out of your control and OWN them. ✨🙌🏼 I promise, Monday’s will seriously start to look GREAT on you. 🤗
Growing up, food for me was about way more than just fuel. ⠀
Something good happened I’d celebrate with food. ⠀
Something bad happened I’d comfort myself with food. ⠀
Bored Better entertain myself with food. ⠀
These habits carried over into my adult life. It was a really vicious cycle of eating to comfort myself , get on somewhat of a food high, and then beat myself up for eating like crap once that food high was over. It’s exhausting and it’s not a sustainable way to live. ⠀
It may not be the most sexy thing to say - but it’s what I’ve learned to be true. There are better ways to deal with your feelings than with food. And this isn’t to say you can’t ever enjoy the foods you love. It’s to say that instead of turning to something sugar packed when your upset, maybe call a friend. Talk to God. Go for a walk. The possibilities are endless. ⠀
Y’all, emotional eating is a real thing. It’s something I have struggled with. It’s a tough habit to break. But it’s possible.⠀
How That’s where I come in - your Certified Master Coach in the nutritional program that has helped me find freedom with food. I’m now enrolling for my April bootcamp. I want to help 10 ladies learn how to overcome their anxiety around food. I want to help them feel in control and knowledgeable about how their fueling their bodies. ⠀
If that sounds like you, drop an emoji below and I’ll contact you with the deets. ❤️ can’t wait to chat, gf! #foodfreedom .
#workinprogress #goodvibes #auntlife #girlswithmuscle #inspiringothers #100to0 #beyourownboss #fillyourcup #bridetobe #thriftshoppingqueen #blackcoffeedrinker #bossbabe #sweattherapy #determinedmind #noexcuseshere #startdoing #ignoreyourfears #toneup #blondemessyhair #respectthestruggle #girlswithtattoos #behumble
Who loves a planner!! This gal 🙋🏻♀️ let me count the reasons why...
➀ I have been WAY too scattered lately.
➁ I have lists everywhere and NEVER where I need them.
➂ My online coaching biz is blowing up and I NEED a spot to track everything.
So how PERFECT that I got this BRAND NEW beauty in the mail today from my business mentor JUST for consistently helping other women find their passion for health and wellness💞
Recognition is one of my FAVE perks in this biz...because my days in the corporate world were usually filled with more attention to NEGATIVE than anything POSITIVE 🙄
CanNOT wait to dive in to this thing and I’m definitely looking for some more babes to #RiseUp with me and start living our best lives together...you ready yet!!
Drop your fave emoji below and let’s chat 👯♀️
The days can feel so long sometimes. The nights even longer. With milk stained shirts and house chores piling, you can wonder sometimes what you have done all day. You feel like you haven't stopped. But nothing seems to have been done
Mama, you not only have recently grown an entire human (and organ to sustain him), and birthed him, but you too are going through massive transformation. Outside pressures can leave you feeling like you should be back on your feet and functioning as per normal. But you need now to listen to the inside whispers.
Slow down. Rest. Repair.
You have a wound inside you where your placenta once was. It must repair.
You have organs resettling and finding their way back to normal.
You may have perinatal tearing or abdominal separation or a ceaserian scar (yes that is major surgery). You have a baby in your arms, but feel empty of her being inside you. You may feel cheated of your planned birth and need time to process and to recover.
Your hormones are surging and you feel EVERYTHING more accutely.
You are probably exhausted. Hungry. Confused.
Your brain is actually changing- science proves it- and the positive or negative environment around you will impact those changes. For life.
Cultures around the world recognise all of these changes and prepare to wrap up a new mama. Nurture her and allow her time to heal. To connect with her baby. To learn to breastfeed. To come to terms with her birth. And her new life. To learn to be a mother.
To surrender to this life.
Moment by moment.
Listen to the internal whispers of ancient Mama wisdom.
Slow down. Rest. Repair.
Fall in love with your baby. And your new you.
Surrender completely to the moments. Live richly in your surrender. Xx
#surrender #mama #newborn #mumlife #mamablooming #newbornmother #newbeginnings #postpartumcare #supported #nurtured #postpartumdoula #postnatal #postpartum #selfcare #fillyourcup #youdeservethis #pregnant #youmatter #sunshinecoasthinterland #sunshinecoastmums #sunshinecoast
Hey-yo! Here is your Monday reminder that you are strong, you are loved, and you are oh so worthy my friend! We live in a society where putting yourself at the top of your priority list is looked down upon. I don’t believe in that way of living one bit. You simply CANNOT pour into others if you’re not pouring into y o u r s e l f first! Just wanted to give you permission to choose yourself everyday girlfriend! 💕👊🏻•
#selfcare #makeyourselfapriority #yourjourney #fillyourcup #youareworthy #youreworthit #behappy #beautifulyou
"Here she goes again with more before pictures, some new workout program..."🙄🙄 Ya dang right, here I go again! 😂 Except this ain't new. 🤨
Today I dove headfirst into a 21 day program that has gotten jaw-dropping results for people I actually know, and tons more people I've never even met. So for the next 21 days:
🍉I'll be eating clean(er than I have been the last week or so) meals, food as least-processed as possible, using my ridiculously simple color-coded containers to keep my portions in check. My daily salad-in-a-glass will help keep any cravings in check.
💃I'll be fitting in 30 minute workouts at home because mama ain't got no time to get to the gym, but I can't NOT squeeze in a trip to my basement.
😍 I'll be sharing my experience with you as I always do! If you found something that changed your life and your health, you'd shout it from the rooftops too!
I took my measurements and I've planned my menu this week. I'm going out to dinner tomorrow and I'll be eating according to my goals then. And in three weeks I can't wait to share my results!
If you want to join in, I'd love to do this with friends! Strength in numbers right!! And GO!! 😁😁😁
Well, it’s official—baby girl is “in the way” when I dance! 🥰
Not mad about it, not complaining, but it’s a weird feeling to know you could put your nose on your knee...if only that round belly wasn’t in the way. And if I lean back a bit I can feel something press up against my stomach. It’s all very strange, even though it’s my second time.
And holy sciatic pain, Batman. 😖
Doing my best to stay active and moving, to remember to work through the discomfort, and not let myself stiffen up like I did last time.
That said, I’m gearing up for my April fit club, with new and improved nutrition plans, and pregnancy calendars for anyone who’s growing a human, and programs for those who aren’t growing humans and want to crush some summer body goals. 😉
Drop your favorite summer emoji below if you want all the deets! ☀️
No matter how crazy my day is, I like finding the time for something that grows me personally before bed. With grad school reading and papers to grade it would be easy to choose something else, but sometimes you’ve gotta choose you
So, here’s your reminder for the week that you can’t pour from an empty glass friends. Fill your cup— find a good book 📖 drink a beer 🍺 make time the for a workout 🏋️♀️ But STOP making excuses for not making time for you 🛑
What is the secret to getting what you want
It's the desire to want it badly enough that you will find a way to get it. .
If you want to start a business- you will find a way.
If you want to lose weight- you will find a way.
If you want to earn more more- you will find a way. .
It's doing daily tasks that lead to big results after a long time. It's hard work, being committed daily and not quitting that will be the secret to your success.
Not exactly sure of what you want All you need to do is focus on the things you enjoy and follow your curiosity! Let the universe know you're exact desires and somehow it will provide what you're looking for! .
#awakening #raiseyourvibration #womeninspiringwomen #mondaymotivation #followyourcuriosity #fillyourcup #liverhelifeyoudeserve
It’s not selfish to take some time out for yourself Mumma!
This morning after a rushed and stressful morning I returned home after school drop off feeling a little flat. Before I could think about it too much I put the dog’s lead on and off we went. After a brisk walk on this stunning Hobart morning I find myself here. Feeling much better!
Is this possible for everyone Maybe not this exact scenario, no. We do all have a choice though with how go about our day.
Whether you are on your own today or have little ones in tow, what can you do that will make you feel better and turn your day around What will fill your cup Not just your coffee cup 😉
🔥 25 minute killer sweat 🔥. quick but effective is what I always try to aim for!! all you need is a set of dumbbells for this full body workout!! *F O R M M A T T E R S*
I included a different cue for each exercise but really focus on how it looks and try to make sure you’re doing it right!! The correct form will prevent injury and ensure you getting optimal effect of each move.
W O R K O U T D E E T S ! 👇 [60 s e c o n d s OR 30 e a c h s i d e] 🔥RDL to squat//hammer curl.
🔥step up reverse lunge//OH press.
🔥side lunge//SA raise.
🔥glute bridge hold//chest press.
🔥weighted lemon squeezers. ✖️5️⃣. comment if you try it out or save for later!!! gym/at home weight version of 4 Week Challenge coming very soon😍🙌💪
#dbworkout #healthyhappyfit #healthymindbodysoul #healthandfitness #faithfullyfit #faithandfitness #fitnessandfaith #loveyourbody #selflove #loveyourself #killersweat #sweatisgold #fillyourcup #soakupthesun
As I get older I'm more and more comfortable being alone. Not being surrounded by people. Being ok with just my thoughts. Now worrying that someone is thinking that I’m a “loser” because I’m drinking my coffee in a coffee shop alone. Facing this fear of sitting in a place of business alone has empowered me. 💕
We played hooky today. ♥️ .
Wyatt had his first big/real dentist appointment, and he ROCKED it! 👊🏻 He thought it was pretty cool, and his teeth look perfect (except that he has a cross bite from sucking his fingers... 😒). .
Then we went and enjoyed this BEAUTIFUL weather, followed by some ice cream (I know, #MomOfTheYear for taking my kid for icecream after getting his teeth cleaned 😆🤷🏼♀️), then walked around the mall and talked - boy can he talk! ♥️ .
I finally told him about my cruise, and that I will be leaving on a ship for a couple days, which I have been dreading because I know he would be upset, and his response was, "no mom! You can't leave me!", while crying. 😭💔 He asked if he could come, and kept saying, "why are you leaving me"... 😳💔💔 .
Anyway, I had a wonderful afternoon date with my little man. 😊 Before we got home though, he did say, "mom, I had so much fun with you" ♥️😊
My house isn’t always clean.
The laundry piles up.
There are dishes in my sink.
Toys are cluttered everywhere.
And I’m a hot mess momma.
But I wouldn’t trade what I do on a daily basis.
I juggle being a mom, nurse, wife, staying on top of house chores and being an entrepreneur in the pockets of my day. .
I am a nurse who’s making waves and building a business i love. I get to help people daily push past their fears and experience the same health changes I went through. .
I get to encourage, love on them and cheer them on when they share non scale victories. I get to be their person when life sucks and they can’t get out of a funk and need some support in the right direction. .
Yes I’m a mama first and the house is chaotic but I’m also a friend, cheerleader, and coach to others who need help and support.♥️
Monday I’m opening up my info group to share all the details of what I do and who I’m taking under my wing this month to train and help grow into the freedom I've found in this opportunity. .
I’m looking for the brave, innovative, go-getter women who want to do this beside me.
If that’s you, send me your fav emoji and we will get you added into our info group.
Can’t wait to show you what this is all about!
And PS, I promise not to hound you if this isn't the right fit. My time is limited as well and I want to make sure I'm working with those who are ready to change their lives with our team, so don't be shy 😘
I am super excited!
If you have a spare 10mins in your day, I just filmed a new @youtube video with a really important message 🥰
See comments for the link, I'd love to hear your feedback 💞
#spreadlove #plusvibes #youtube #fillyourcup
Hi lovelies! So, I’m super humbled and stoked to share that The Bliss Coach has been nominated for a business award in the category for business coaching 🙌🏼 For a chance to win, I need votes! I would absolutely love if you could support me and click on the link provided in my bio. And even better, you can vote as many times as you like, so go ahead and vote more than once 🏆 Wish me luck, and gratitude in advance 🙏🏼💙✨ Voting ends this Sunday 24th at 5pm, followed by an awards night 💖 #theblisscoach #votenow
This is one of my all time favorite dinners 🍝 and it is so damn tasty 😘
I have struggled with my nutrition since childhood. It has always been my biggest set back for reaching my healthiest weight. THIS STOPS NOW!!!!!! I have the tools to take back control of fueling my body!!!
🥗 If you're not sure what and how much of certain foods to eat to get healthy, this is for you.
🍕 If you want to eat yummy healthy food but not feel deprived, this is for you.
🥙 If you want to feel good, drop pounds and fuel your body, this is for you.
🍪 If you don't want to cut out any food groups but instead eat a balanced diet, this is for you.
🥃If you still want to enjoy brownies, cocktails and pizza, this is for you.
😪 If you struggled with binge eating, emotional eating, starvation, sugar and junk food addiction like I have, this is for you.
My team is currently running a COMPLETELY FREE GROUP to talk about all of these things. You'll find tips, tricks and all of the information required to finally take control of your nutrition. .
I am in this group and will be actively participating 🙂
If you want to be added to this group, comment or message me and I'll invite you to the PRIVATE GROUP 🙋♀️!!!!!!!
#healthy #healthylifestyle #loveyourself #workout #health #results #bestself #journey #fitness #workforit #youreworthit #areyouready #itsyourturn #fillyourcup #thyroid #fibromyalgia
#momswhodrinkwine #catmom #boymom #girlmom #free #group #livelifetoitsfullest #magic #mom #wife
Hi lovelies! So, I’m super humbled and stoked to share that The Bliss Coach has been nominated for a business award in the category for business coaching 🙌🏼 For a chance to win, I need votes! I would absolutely love if you could support me and click on the link provided in my bio. And even better, you can vote as many times as you like, so go ahead and vote more than once 🏆 Wish me luck, and gratitude in advance 🙏🏼💙✨ Voting ends this Sunday 24th at 5pm, followed by an awards night 💖 LINK IN BIO 👆🏼@theblisscoach @theblisscoachau @angelimarieshaw @bnf_lunch #theblisscoach #votenow
Truly for your (yes YOU/ YOUR) 🙏 .
health ❤️ .
happiness 😊 .
prosperity 💸 .
wisdom 🦉 .
and absolute joy ☀️ .
I am chanting 🧘♂️ .
If you accept my gifts and goodwill for you 🎁
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When I look back at what I’ve grown my business into over the past 9 years, I’m honestly in awe. I had NO CLUE what I was doing when I started. But every step along the way, I figured it out. And in the process I’ve gained experience, knowledge, confidence, happiness, and so much more. I’ve learned that *I* am in control of the way I spend my precious time here on this earth.
I’m at the point now where I *know* how to set goals for myself in business, finances, health, and fitness. I go after my dreams and I tackle them full force. I make mistakes and I get right back up again. And I sure as hell don’t care what anyone else thinks of me as I take my journey. Because it’s *my* journey. It’s my life to be living, and I’m living it for myself. Not anyone else.
But I’m listening to this book right now called “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis (you’ve probably heard of it) and it’s causing me to continuously exclaim, “PREACH!” out loud in the car by myself. I’m at the part where she’s talking about how we *always* need to have goals. And I realized that my goals aren’t super lofty these days. And you know what I’m actually ok with that. Right now, I want smaller goals. Smaller wins. But I still need to declare my goals, even if they aren’t as big as becoming a Master Trainer or affording our dream home.
So right now I’m working on two things with intention:
1) Strengthening my marriage
2) Making the time & money to take a big family vacation next year
Ladies, would you like to read this book with me Are you living your life for YOU Not your partner, or your kids, or your boss, or your mother. For YOU. Are you making goals, in any area of your life, for YOURSELF
Let’s dive in and talk about these things together. @inspirationandblisscoaching and I are hosting our second Mastermind Mama book club with this book for the month of April and we’re opening up just 10 spots for it. We will have weekly Zoom calls and daily Voxer conversations and you will feel all the feels. Check the link in my bio to snag one of your spots. I hope you’ll join us 💗 📸 credit to @rayaonassignment . You are simply amazing.
Hi lovelies! So, I’m super humbled and stoked to share that The Bliss Coach has been nominated for a business award in the category for business coaching 🙌🏼 For a chance to win, I need votes! I would absolutely love if you could support me and click on the link provided in my bio. And even better, you can vote as many times as you like, so go ahead and vote more than once 🏆 Wish me luck, and gratitude in advance 🙏🏼💙✨ Voting ends this Sunday 24th at 5pm, followed by an awards night 💖 LINK IN BIO 👆🏼@theblisscoachau @angelimarieshaw @bnf_lunch #theblisscoach #votenow
So often after people feel relief from massage, they carry on and let things slide until their original aches are back and as strong and debilitating as ever. The thing is if you can listen to your body, and book in just as soon as you feel things tightening up again, BEFORE they are right back where you started, then your therapist has the chance to work deeper into your tissues. Instead of starting right back at the very beginning and getting that little bit of relief, the muscles at deeper layers can be reached, the chronic problems chipped away at.
Think of massage a bit like exercise. One session will ache a little in a good way, and might leave you feeling a little sparkier, but committing to regular work outs and building on what you have done will see results. You will FEEL results.
Initially your massage treatments may need to be closer together. Listening to your body you will feel when you need to do the work. But with regular treatments, you will begin to notice your body 'holding' longer, responding with less pain, better movement. And soon you will reach a point where your treatments are more spaced out for maintenance, occasional visits as you feel little niggles work back in. They will no longer be simply to help you manage pain and poor movement.
This is where we want to get you. Living a life of comfort where pain is not your normal, pregnant or not.
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I’d been forgetting to do this for a long time.
Thanks to some encouragement from my husband, I’ve been remembering again. And because I’ve been taking that time, I’m a better person.
I’m more energized and productive even when I’m doing things that don’t make my heart happy. I’m happier and healthier, so I’m better able to be of service to others. I’m more motivated to work towards my career and take care of my family.
#taketime #happyheart #feedyoursoulfirst #servicetoothers #fillyourcup #dowhatmakesyouhappy #yogais #youcantpourfromanemptycup
A huge take away I’ve learned at my new job is to LISTEN. Yes, just to listen. Many of you know I love to talk. But talking is not always the best answer. In fact, it is more effective to not have the answer than to jump in with what you think the answer is. When someone is going through something difficult, LISTEN. Don’t feel like you need to give the answer. That person just wants to be heard and listened to. So do that! It will be more effective than you know 💜💜💜
Day 2 of #21DayFix complete!!! 30 min upper body workout...😁💯😍
Saw a picture from our honeymoon, in June, flash across my computer screen and I couldn’t help but think that I refused to go up another size in these shorts even though I needed to.
There was for sure LOTS of frustration buying clothes for a trip that would be so fun, but I seriously hated thinking about buying any type of clothes and was really just trying to deny the fact that I was eating horribly and not taking care of myself!
I had an itch to go try those jeans on today and they fit and are loose on me!! It’s been about 9 months since that first picture was taken & I’m so glad I’ve learned to love my body in every stage.
I had to love myself THEN to be able to love myself today! 💪🏻♥️
Did you know that the US only bans 30 chemicals in the cosmetics industry Whereas the UK bans 1400!! The last time a cosmetic focused law was passed in the US was 1938. 19 freakin 38 y'all!! 81 years!! 😱 Before the seat belt was even invented 🤦🏽♀️
Here’s another fun fact for you: my company launched in the UK last year and we did not have to alter our ingredients list AT ALL. Our products already did not contain A SINGLE ONE of those 1400 toxic ingredients!
Think about what’s in the products you are putting on your skin and hair....on your kiddos...and even on your pups....what's being absorbed into your body, because those in power sure aren't!
That bottle of dry shampoo you have, is the first ingredient propane or butane It probably is! Yeah, no thank you!!
I will never be going back to any of those toxic products, and in the meantime I’ve gotten the best hair of my life 🥰
If you’d like to chat about switching up your hair care routine to healthier, naturally based, toxin free products and getting the best hair of your life, hit me up!!
Hellooooo Monday! Hello first day back in 3 weeks✌🏼
Cara's been holding down the fort here at Luminary while I've been adventuring in southern Chile and assisting my husband on a film shoot. I'm still basking in all the wild places, time with my love, and fresh perspective💗
I imagined I'd be having the monday-est Monday ever with jet lag and this cold I picked up from the local kiddos.
But you know what It's been the opposite.
This time away was the best reminder of the simple recipe that makes me feel alive and lit up: down time + time in + play time + connection time + physical time + sleep time + focus/work time. I need ALL of them in hearty doses to be my best self and feel truly alive. It really is that simple. And the last few weeks those things were naturally woven into my days. .
But at home I get on a roll with life and work. I get distracted by the pressures, demands, and anxieties of my life. I get overly focused on work and tasking, then leave too little time for the others. It takes courage and a willingness to feel uncomfortable (or a 3 week trip without my cell phone😂) for me to bridge the gap and prioritize down time, play, connection, and movement just as much productivity. .
So I’m wishing us all the courage to carve out a little more time this week for the things we need to feel vital–even, and especially, if they're wildly unproductive. 💓
P.S. Check out the #linkinbio for a great blog by Cara on the 7 activities your mind and spirit need to feel vital.