This is talked about a lot in self development and how to succeed in life.
I am a perfect example of this fact.
I have had times in my life when I was surrounded by not so good people, people without drive, negative people, selfish people, financially uneducated people, people with fear.
But I have also been around those who are the complete opposite of those mentioned above.
The changes you see in your life will blow you away once you find the circle who vibrates with you.
The circle who wants nothing more than to see you succeed.
The circle who does not judge you for being you but embraces who u are and loves to see you smile and excel at life.
Choose your circle carefully and if you look around at your current circle and find it does not look the way you want.
Change it and never look back!!
You have 1 life, not 2.
The sooner you realise this, the sooner you will have the abundant life you deserve!!!
#success #successquotes #nevertoold #laptoplifestyle #dontbeaslave #wyp #walkyourpath #neverstop #grind #workhard #doitforyou #adifferentworld #yourcircle #yourfuture #feedyourmind #fillyourcup #onelife
"What love is to life, freedom is to the Soul" ~Hogan K.
When you feel like the wind is pushing you in a different direction. . .stop resisting. ▪
Reevaluate your situation, goals and the direction you are moving.
Sometimes you just need to make really small adjustments to your schedule, life, action steps, daily habits, etc... For you to see your vision a lot more clearly. ▪
Free yourself from everything that doesn't align with your vision and Truth; everything that doesn't "feel right."
Trust yourself. Believe in yourself.
Love yourself with EVERY SINGLE fucking decision you make.
Each choice you are making is leading you down your own unique path. . . Pave your path exactly how you want it.
#SoulTruth #loveyourselffirst #soulwork
• • Sometimes Thursday’s just that day right before Friday that nobody really loves too much. But Thursday in my little coaching world means a whole lot of things.
Not only is today pay day (yes, we get paid weekly & hallelujah for it 💰 because this girl needs her hair done 💁🏽♀️) BUT it’s also the day I get to focus fully on growing my business, recognizing my girls for doing amazing things throughout the week, and start planning out the next.
It’s kinda crazy the things that have happened in my life since I started coaching. The fact that I throw up a bun & sit at my desk cranking out work for a couple hours instead of laying in bed with a bowl of queso is honestly a miracle. I only used to like Thursdays for one thing: @greysabc & tomorrow being Friday, but look at me now 🙌🏽 everything is so different.
Starting Monday, I’m running a completely FREE group all about the ins & outs of what I do as a coach, how I make money while being a full-time teacher, why I get to go on free trips & how this biz has changed my entire life all while allowing me to focus on my health. You just have to be a fly on the wall; it’s literally that simple! Come hangout, link’s in my profile 😉
WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO RESENT OTHERS👇🏽
By putting their needs before your own.
In order to fully give to others from a place of love and radiance, you need to first give to yourself.
I’m sure we’ve all heard the phrase “you can’t fully give if your cups only half filled” but how many of us actually follow that and BELIEVE that How many of us LIVE it
I’m guilty of not always doing that myself. More often than not.
It’s hard to turn down helping others. But in the end, we’re doing a disservice to them if we’re not giving them the best versions of ourselves.
Would you rather help 5 people fully and be happy and lively within yourself or would you rather offer mediocre help to 10 people while being depleted yourself
When our cup isn’t full because we CHOOSE to help others first, we often times blame them for our circumstances, saying they are the reason we aren’t happy of full of life.
To put things into perspective, you were given a CHOICE. You make a choice every time. It is not someone else’s fault as to why you aren’t happy. It is your own. But remember, you also have a choice to fix that. You have a choice to put yourself first.
Fun fact: I recorded the beginning 20 seconds of the first episode of the #FillYourCupPodcast TEN times before I landed on the current one 😳. ⠀
I would start talking, trip over my words, stutter, feel like an idiot then start all over again. Eventually I had to have a REAL heart to heart with myself and tell myself to RELEASE THE DANG PERFECTION! 👋🏼⠀
If you are letting perfection stand in the way of you chasing that dream, wearing the bathing suit, going on that trip or starting that business, shake it the heck off - because you may never get there and you may never start, and you can’t let that stop you from dreaming, creating and living! ⠀
Let’s lay it down here right now! What’s one thing you’re letting perfection stand in the way of | #FillYourCupPodcast⠀
I know there’s the #10yearchallenge going down right now but leave it to my bestie to unearth this beaut... Man... if only that awkward teenager knew what life had in store the next 18 years. Yes, I said EIGHTEEN years 😱
I have done my best to rid of all photos pre 2010 because there was ZERO confidence and I wasn’t a fan of my looks.
I was holding onto that “baby pudge” (or eating too much DQ and chugging too much Surge) for far too long.
I was teased.
I forged my mom’s signature to get out of gym class.
I lied about my mile time.
I wore baggy clothes to hide certain areas.
18 years later I’m posting bikini photos oh social media after two kids!
Am I 100% confident now HELLLLL NO!
But I’ve learned that my body is flipping incredible and it treats me pretty dang well if I treat it right.
So cheers to aging 🍻 and bring on the next 18 years!! But not too quickly because then my babies will leave me 😭
The photo on the left was taken when Ella was a baby and right around the time when I decided to stay home with her; returning to work gave me way too much anxiety and I couldn’t stand the thought of Ella going to daycare. .
At this time Justin was working long hours with travel. I struggled the first year with postpartum depression and felt so lonely. I stopped taking care of myself, I would shower but I wouldn’t take the time to do my hair and rarely wore markup. I had zero desire to do anything but sit around the house for days! I longed for friendships or to be part of a community; I tried mom groups but I felt like I didn’t belong. .
Fast forward to my second postpartum journey, insert coaching into my life and that’s the photo on the right! A happy mom who now has the desire and energy to finally take care of herself! I rarely wear my hair up because I personally can’t stand it, I find the time to do my hair and makeup. I’ve gained the confidence I never knew existed and I have friends I chat with daily. .
Someone just pinch me because I can’t believe this is my job! I get paid to work on my own health and fitness, personal development, and chat with girls like myself all day long. I never had this freedom or fun in the corporate world and I definitely never earned tropical trips! .
I have never been so passionate about a job in my entire life! I can’t wait to help other moms feel the way I do! If you can relate to any of this or would like to work on your own fitness and health while make some extra side cash the message me! Let’s chat momma! .
#momma #monlife #tiredmom #fourmonthspostpartum #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #stayathomemom #stayathomemomlife #stayathomemama #sahmlife #sahm #truelife #postpartumdepression #momwithcurls #takecareofyou #takecareofyourself #takecareofyourbody #cantpourfromanemptycup #fillyourcup #makeup #hair #putyourselffirst #momoftwogirls #earnedtrips
Ever loved someone so darn much that you would do anything for them ❤️❤️
Yeah Well, make that someone yourself and just watch you life change for the better👏🏻👏🏻
This is a bit of an unconventional transformation, but it's my transformation & my story.
The photo on the left was taken shortly after I was diagnosed with Type 1. Obvi the photo on the right is today, almost 3 years later. I have worked so hard to get to where I am today, back to a healthy place.
I was dying. Not many people fully understand that. Like, if I hadn't gone to the doctor when I did (and only cause my parents forced me), I would not have made it through the night. I would not be here today. I look at that picture on the left & my eating disorder brain thinks I look good, but my healthy brain knows I don't.
That's right, on top of having Type 1, I have struggled with an eating disorder for over half of my life. I'm in recovery, but I've relapsed three times (the most recent being after I was diagnosed). I've always struggled with wanting to be "skinny". Wanting to fit in to society's definition of "pretty". It took finding my coach & these programs to literally save 👏🏻 my 👏🏻 life👏🏻. That's right - this thing I do isn't just about exercise.
It's taught me that it's more important to be healthy than to be skinny. It's taught me that strong is beautiful. It's taught me that my story is unique but I have something to share. It's given me a group of women who are similar to me & have become some of my best friends. It's allowed me to reconnect with friends from high school. It's shown me that I can lead women to success. It's helped me get my life back & help other women do the same!
This is a life changing experience & I want to share it with as many women as I can. This has re-ignited my passion for helping people & I'm so ready to help women get started on their journey! I've got a special gift for the next 3 women that sign up with me by the end of January! If you've thought about getting started, fill out the link in my bio or drop me your favorite emoji below & I'll be in touch! Don't let fear be the only thing standing in the way of changing your life!
If it weren’t for coaching, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t be on month 7 of bettering myself. I wouldn’t have as much joy in the little things. I wouldn’t feel so comfortable sharing my life with people. I wouldn’t have the friends and community I have.
Coaching has changed a lot of things for me. When i started this journey, I was just doing it for myself. People would ask “what are you doing” So I decided to stop keeping it a secret and share the things that have changed my health with others
Does being a coach mean that I am the most fit, coordinated person Heck no. (If you peep my story, I kicked the table 🤷🏼♀️) It just means that I am bettering my health for my family and reaching goals I thought were unattainable.
Take some time for you!
I know it’s hard and it may be seen as selfish by some, but you can’t pour from an empty cup. Take time to do something for YOU! You are important 💕
#priorities #taketimeforyou #fillyourcup
Being happy is a choice. Now I’m not one that I can just change my mood instantly and suddenly be all chipper and stuff but the choice is to take measures to have happiness be a less conscious effort is in our power. Sleep, exercise, socializing, schedule time to just mentally detox...etc Even if you are rushing and go go go you can listen to a podcast while driving, enjoy a nice coffee in a to go cup, call someone you haven’t talked to for a while. If you have 20min you have the opportunity to do a lot for yourself in that time. Like they say “you can’t pour from an empty cup”❤️
Lashes by: @eyesbyheatherhess
Kindness costs nothing, but you can't fill from an empty cup. Lots of big changes here for us, so I am taking a moment to be a little kinder to myself - it doesn't have to be a big grand gesture, but simply a 5 minute breather here or there. It makes such a world of difference and I am able to project kindness back out onto others because of it - and have more patience for my kids (and husband) too 💕
Feelin’ those #goodvibes these last couple days. I am so grateful for all the people in my life. My family for their unconditional love and support. My friends. The few people I consider my soulmates that I share most of my heart and soul with and can be completely myself around. The new friends I’m making by sharing my wellness journey through this account who can relate to me and offer advice. And the friends + family who I haven’t spoken to or seen in years that have been reaching out over the last few weeks/months with such kind words of encouragement as they watch me grow from the person they used to know and love into the person I’m growing into. ⠀
I have so many moments where I question and doubt myself. I wonder how I could help others if I’m still struggling to help myself physically + mentally. And then I remember that I’m not alone. And I’ve learned that through sharing my journey with all of you. I need to keep welcoming in good positive energy and releasing all the negative energy that no longer serves me. ⠀
With all that said, I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to you all. I truly appreciate each and every one of you 💕
Simple yet true. Don’t over complicate it ✨
Drink water💧. Get rest😴. Move your body🤸🏻♀️. Feel the sunshine☀️. Light a candle🕯. Read a book📖. Be grateful💛. Drink some tea🍵. Eat a cookie🍪. Eat a vegetable🥦. _
It’s really not that hard to take care of ourselves - so why do we make it seem so complicated 🤔
What’s one aspect of your self-care routine that you’re working on I’m (forever) working on going to bed early 😴, and I’d love for you to share what you’re doing for yourself in the comments!
#selfcare #selfcareisntselfish #keepitsimple
A peek inside the Mama + Baby Yoga for crawlers class 👀😝. Finn and his mate Cooper are known to roam around the studio together...finding what they can get into 👶💙👶 The more mobile the baby the more shenanigans they find to get into...and we encourage that! The #updogpostnatalyoga studio is #babyfriendly AND #mamafriendly - the more baby plays the more mama gets to flow and the more mama has to give back to baby after class.
Schedule in an hour each week to #fillyourcup - I promise you won’t regret it! Classes for crawlers start Wed 6 Feb @830am. #nurturethenurture #letthemplay #updogyogamamas #babiesonthemove
I love Yin yoga. It's probably my absolute fav type of yoga out there.
Yes, I've tried a number of types - I spent the first 3 years of my personal practice with a different teacher each week (Parliament Hill Yoga and Sunday Morning Yoga at Lululemon in Ottawa).
When I first started practicing Yin, my biggest question was why the names are different than in regular yoga I'm still not sure why many of the postures were renamed for Yin yoga but they were. This pose here is a great example. It looks like a Low Lunge, but in Yin it's called Overstepping Dragon.
Now, normally, pushing the knee past the ankle is something every yoga teacher says not to do. As always, there is an exception. Yin yoga is that exception.
The reason that it's ok to gently (and I stress the word gently!) push the knee past the ankle in this pose is because we aren't moving in & out of the pose actively + we aren't starting here. This is something you'd likely see in the middle of a Yin practice.
Back to my love to Yin. Did you know that there are 3 main tenants of Yin yoga If you've been to a class, you've likely heard them mentioned during the class.
1. Come to your comfortable edge when entering a pose. Allowing the muscles to be & stay relaxed.
2. Stilling the body + the mind (Yin is a very meditative practice)
3. Observe without judgement.
Coming to your comfortable edge in Yin may (and likely will) look very from your more active practice. Given the time that Yin poses are held for (3-5 min or more), gravity & the body releasing has the biggest impact on when you deepen in a pose.
Have you tried Yin yoga before Love it Hate it Somewhere in the middle I'd love to hear your thoughts and questions about Yin yoga!
TBT: Aug 2017
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Life advice: Time Hack!! “I don’t have enough time in the day!” “Where do you find time for yourself”
YOU MAKE TIME!! 🥰 We all have 24 hours in a day 💕
I ran into the most lovely elderly man this morning, who shared with me his key to happiness 🙌🏽 “I’ve been retired for 13 years now, and people always ask me, why are you always up so early running around, when you can sleep in an relax”
He said his response to them was, “why would I waste my time in bed, when I can watch the sunrise, go for a walk on the beach and still have enough time to finish my errands by 10” He said he wakes up just that little bit earlier, so he has time to fill his own cup up, before he takes on the world 🥰
Bless his cotton socks 🧦
I hardly ever sleep in, I usually try and get up that little bit earlier, meditate, stretch, go for a walk, watch the sunrise and just take time to breathe! We need to fill our own cups up, before we can pour into others 💕 🌻Happy Friday🌻
Happy almost Friday! The last few weeks have blown by but work has seemed to drag this week 😑
I've been making some food changes all week like I talked about a few posts ago & it seems to be working really well for me. Still working on eating more nutritionally dense foods but baby steps!
Hoping to add in workouts very soon but right now keeping it more simple has been SO much less overwhelming. I feel so much more accomplished focusing on one goal right now 💛 the workouts are deffo important though so getting there asap 🙌🏻
“What is it about them that is constantly grabbing my attention What are they doing that makes them so charismatic” .
I was constantly contemplating these questions in my head for over 3 years. Finally, I got out a blank piece of paper and wrote all their names down along with all of the reasons that I admired each of them...What I wasn’t expecting was to find that I actually admired all of them for the exact same reasons.
How could this be How could women who were so different in everything from dress style to career all attract me for the same reasons .
And BOOM,💥 just like that, my book practically wrote itself. As content was flowing, I realized that as different as they were, they had one thing in common...the ability to FASCINATE people. (I say this with ♥️) If you are not getting the engagement you want, it is likely because you don’t fascinate people enough...yet. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you are a boring person, it’s an art form. .
In a world with nearly 8 billion people and an online space where we are constantly competing for our messages to be heard, learning to fascinate people will be one of your biggest assets. .
You can have the most powerful message/content in the world - if people are not hooked when they discover you, they will likely not listen to your message. .
There is a ton of competition out there and if you want to be seen, you must learn to draw people in with your message, image, and energy. If any of those things are lacking, your audience will move on to someone else.
There are multiple factors that contribute to fascination.
Do you speak monotone or animated Are you too private with your life or do you share snippets of both personal and business Do you look drab or fab <—— this matters, I promise 😉
Do you only share selfies or do you share posed and candid photos too. .
If this feels familiar to you, I invite you to what I did and make a list of all of the people you admire and why. Then try to model them in your own way. Don’t copy them, put your own spin on it and let your personality come through. ✨YOU HAVE MAGIC IN YOU✨ It’s about time you let the 🌍 see it. .
xoxo, - Karissa
Not everyday is going to be a good day; sometimes it even feels like nothing is going my way. Sometimes it's a struggle just to get out of bed.
It sucks when that happens.
It's in moments like this that showing myself a little extra kindness can go a long, long way to helping me feel better.
Acknowledging how I'm feeling can also help.
In these moment, I love to ask myself - what is one small thing I can do for myself that makes me happy
I then make a point of making time for that one thing that day.
How do you like to turn your day around when it isn't working for you
Photo credit: Unknown
So busy mentoring others that you forget about yourself Inspiring others is tiring. Don’t forget about you. What do you need to fill your cup Self-care should be your top priority. #selfcare #fillyourcup #mentorship
It's mid-January! How are you doing on your resolutions I'm doing alright myself, and was inspired to make this assessment a bit more tangible. I've created a tracker to help with seeing whether progress is made in a daily level, and to visualize patterns that will help me make decisions in the future. Of course, it's also available to help you do the same, via the link in my bio. Simply re-download the resolutions package and you'll see that a tracker had been added along with the original worksheet. Onward, you sexy changing animal! 🐯 ▪️▪️▫️▪️▫️▫️▪️ #growthmindset, #selfgrowth, #planner, #planning, #selfcare, #showmeyourplanner, #resolutions, #tracker, #newyearsresolution, #planwithme, #goals, #bujo, #presentoverperfect, #fillyourcup, #motivation, #healingtime, #lifeonpurpose, #planneraddict, #intentionallife, #plannerpeace, #happyplanner, #plannerlove, #plannercommunity, #taketimeforyourself, #rechargeyoursoul, #mindfulmovement, #livewithintention, #yourbestlife, #thelucubrators
stand up for the world 🌍 and for your place in the world 🦶🏻you are powerful 💥 you are fierce 👊 you are loving kindness 🥰
Is it too matcha to ask for some peace & quiet 🌱
✨LOVE YOUR BODY✨!!
I had some mean abs starting to come in...now I got a cute baby about to come out😂👏🏼😂👏🏼. #truth
No matter WHERE you're at, you are LOVED, you are BEAUTIFUL, & you are made for SO. MUCH. MORE🙌🏼.
💄Makeup, no makeup.
Overweight, underweight, or at goal weight👌🏼.
ALL THINGS FADE. Wrinkles do form...abs turn into baby bumps😜...life happens...& really It's all meaningless anyway compared to knowing Him🙏✨⚓️.
Yes! I believe we should honor our bodies aka do our best to live a healthy lifestyle (duuuhhh🙄😜) but I ALSO believe it's important to remember you are human, cheats happen, missed workouts happen, & it is SO NOT🙅 the end of the 🌎.
This transformation Thursday, remember life is SO MUCH MORE than 'having abs' or 'hitting goal weight' (yes! Those things are terrific buttt...).
✨KNOW HIM & BE KNOWN BY HIM✨.
Everything else is vanity...⬇️
Take the time for what's important. God, eternity, family, friends, your health. ALL OF IT. Embrace the journey. Love the you where you're at (& love those around you where THEIR at;).
If you agree, drop a 🙏 below✨✌🏼.
#soulscripts #transformyourlife #wellwateredwomen
Real Talk: I'm struggling with a little mom-guilt this morning about leaving my little while I go on vacation...If you do not know what mom guilt is- consider yourself one of the lucky ones not plagued by this parenting epidemic. Mom guilt is that nagging voice in the back of your head saying "I should just stay home and not leave him. I should have made pancakes this morning instead of grabbing an applesauce pouch while running out the door. I shouldn't have let him watch TV before bed and read a book instead..." UGH! But reading this quote today, "Mom guilt is the thief of joyful moments," really centered my mind. You're doing your best. You give so much love. It's okay to do something fun for you, to live in the moment, to fill up your cup, refuel your soul, spend alone time with your spouse, have your own joyful moments uninterrupted by guilt. I needed this reminder today. Maybe you do too. 😘 Cheers to being awesome mommas and having allllll the joyful moments life brings your way. We got this!
#momlife #boymom #momguilt #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #fillyourcup #selfcare #liveinthemoment
90% of success is showing up. Honestly, there have been days where I didn’t want to get up, could’ve stayed in bed and slept longer. But truth is, I always, always feel better when I fill my own energy up before I give it away. Too often we give away everything and run on an empty tank. This isn’t ideal on any level and can leave us feeling completely depleted and spent. Of course when this happens, we begin to behave in ways that are less than desirable. We eat crappy food, we get snappy at those we love and we generally do not feel happy. Top yourself up first lovely. You deserve it. 💖💛💖💛💖 Blessings Chris
Oops! Hands up if your intentions and goal setting aren't quite on track We're over half way through January already!
Apparently, this is 'wobble week', where it's easy to go back to your old habits and give up on the goals, resolutions, and intentions you set for yourself in the New Year.
Don't worry! At Beautiful Souls Healing, we've got your back!
So if your self-care practice and routines haven't quite materialised - because kids, work, chores and life is just getting in the way, now is your opportunity for a reset.
You can still start the year as you mean to go on... and now we've made it even easier for you to say YES to YOU!
Until the end of the month, we are offering a massive 50% off our Reiki your Way to Calm Healing Package. Why Because it is our mission to help wonderful women like you to feel great, so that you can show up - in your relationships, your business, your family life without feeling depleted, run-down and overwhelmed.
So, take action now. For the first ten people to book in the next 48 hours I have two fast action bonuses available!!! Just type : YES ME! in the comments below and I'll send you the link!
Clare xx #healing #selfcare #reset #fillyourcup #wegotthis
true life balance is as rare & delicate as this frozen bubble.
no one plans to be over booked, stretched too thin, overdone, & feeling like a failure.
multiply the feelings of failure if the person is a parent or gaurdian, owns a buisness, is in school, &/or has a chronic illness. .
take a moment to dig deep.
do you feel like this are you teetering in a fence trying to hold it all together
give yourself grace. give yourself permission to breathe, to fail, to let something go, to practice self-care & self-love. .
rememer you can not pour from a empty cup. so take the time to fill your cup.....the rest will be there either way.
Gentle reminder 🍃
We have a tendency to give, give, and give some more. Our family and loved ones count on us to do so. We are important....just ask them. I all the time tell my girls to get on a certain side of me while walking in a parking lot. I have to remind them that if someone wasnt paying attention, I'd rather they hit me first. E, who is 8 yrs old will then reply, "Mommy, I'd rather it hit me, because you are important " Talk about tears. (Not only because of how much love and gratitude she expressed in that one moment but also because now I'm not sure she realizes how important SHE is. Thats a whole other post) .
...........So we are important too. And sometimes its not about what we do for self-care, its what we DON'T do. I didn't DO anything I was wanting to this morning, I was so exhausted from nights with very little sleep catching up to me that I was actually sick to my stomach and weak. I had become fatigued. I decided the best thing I could do for myself was throw my plan out the window (nothing new for this house) and go back to bed until my little one made me get up. The dishes, the laundry, work, it'll all still be there....I just had to take care of me for a few hrs. Dont forget to take care of you. Your family is counting on you to do so. They NEED you to do so. *
#self_love #selfcare #giveyourselfgrace #giveyourselflove #loveyourself #youareimportant #youareneeded #youareloved #nap_time #exhaustedmommy #fillyourcup #stilltired #you_are_amazing #youareworthy #takecareofyou #whatplans
#throwbackthursday to almost exactly 11 years ago when I met this pretty lady! It was such a pleasure to hear Candace Cameron Bure speak on how to be a Godly Wife while on the K-Love Music Boat Cruise. 🌿 Since it was so long ago, I don’t remember everything she said but there are several points I remember her talking about that have stuck with me. One in particular that made us all laugh : to show how much times have changed, she read an excerpt from a 1950s home economics book about preparing yourself, the kids, the house and dinner before your husband gets home from work. 😂 While things are different now, I’m sure there’s still some helpful info in there for a more #simplelife! 🤷🏻♀️
Self care has become such a ‘thing’ hasn’t it Mostly sponsored by Lush bubble baths and getting your hair and nails done 💁🏻♀️ but those are really privileges a lot of us don’t have. Whether short on alone time or cash, we don’t all have the ability to spend a few hours on ourselves, and that’s not really the meaning of self care to me. I thought all of your responses to my story the other day were really interesting, because being kind to yourself obviously means so many different things to different people.
Some of us have family and friends who can pitch in and help us get an hour kid free, some of us aren’t even able to poo in peace. Whichever camp you fall in, it’s still hard to prioritise yourself over your mile long to do list. But self care doesn’t need to mean candle lit baths and beauty treatments. For some of us self care is ordering a takeaway to save yourself from cooking again, and for some of us it’s preparing a healthy meal to eat because it’s been a while since we ate something green. For some of us it’s actually remembering to eat anything at all. For some it’s allowing yourself to stay in bed all day, because that’s what your body is crying out for, and for some of us it’s forcing yourself to get up and showered because that’s what your mental health needs. Lots of people mentioned getting outside and into nature - for a walk/jog/run, alone or with friends, while others opt to hibernate inside on the sofa with a blanket and Netflix, either alone or with a best mate. Some crave ten minutes of silence to just breath, and some crave a ten minute kitchen disco to the loudest music your neighbours will put up with.
I know I said I hate cringey quotes but another one I do live by is ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’, which is actually less wanky quote and more absolute fact. If your cup isn’t full, if you are emotionally or physically drained, you can’t give your best to the people who really need you. So whether you fill your cup with a new hair cut and a Lush bath, a walk in the woods or hiding in the bathroom for 5 minutes with one of the kid’s chocolate bars - I truly hope you all found some time to fill your cup today ❤️ #fillyourcup
Okay, today @mamastetribe have a favour to ask for our community of 1st time pregnant mums.
Can our mama followers share something about their birth or parenting experience that would benefit a mum to be
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This is my all time favorite t-shirt. I got it last summer when I went to see Waitress with my MiL @ramona_rossrn and beautiful niece, @keoni.brooks, which was both outlandishly funny and heartbreakingly sad. I was moved to tears multiple times, but mostly when the lead sang the song with this lyric.
I have never claimed to have my life together— far from it. But when things in my life get to a point where my load is so heavy that it’s hard to be kind, that’s when I have to put full breaks on everything and cut out what isn’t important—What isn’t filling my cup—What is depleting me so much that I don’t even have kindness left. On days where I recognize this need, I purposefully wear this shirt. And I throw a bunch of crap away.
Do you ever feel like that sometimes What do you do to fill your cup Do you have something that relights your fire and enables you to feel capable of taking on the world
For most of my life, I lived as a people pleaser and never really spoke up for myself. But I had to learn that trying to please everyone leaves everyone un-pleased. I needed to start working from a place of truth and learning to say no was one of the biggest life giving words for me. If I feel hesitant or if I just down right don’t feel like it, I say no. Clearly there is an exception for every rule however generally if I’m not with it, I say no. Regardless of the hurt feelings. Because at the end of the day, if I’m not happy to help, I’m going to not be at 💯 at that’s not good for anyone.
We're getting close to be on a first name basis with this darling Hairy woodpecker. We don't see her every day... she comes every few days and when it's nasty out. She does he thing, but knows that this is always here for her when she needs an easier time.. *
When we notice, nature always has a lesson on the ready for us
Mothers, please, when it gets tough and heavy, find a feeder. Let someone else feed you when you need it. If you're not in a position that you have that support group, find the tiny moments in your day that spark joy and rejuvenates you. *
I felt the call to really dive deep into myself. I think the pregnancy makes me really listen to my intuition and I won't make the mistake of ignoring it again (I knew there was something wrong weeks before I went into premature labour. I kept quiet because I didn't want to complain). *
More than ever now, I take some time for myself. I make a ritual out of having a shower or a bath and really make the most of it, or I give the kids melatonin (HOW DARE YOU! Criminal.) and send them to sleep earlier than usual to have some time to pull some cards, write some recipes, start to learn how to sew, etc. Peter's here with us everyday and I still need this - I won't let myself get completely depleted before taking some time for myself and this new baby. *
You know what I don't even feel guilty - not a moment, not a thought, it's not registering at all. I noticed that the more I make sure to take just for me, the deeper I can give and be completely present for them. I also noticed that when I don't take this time, I'm there the same amount, but a lot less interested to give them my all. I become irritated easier, have less patience, find myself angry.. Its not pretty.
It's not much to ask either - an hour here, half an hour there, a few times a week. I don't get paid for what I do, so I consider this partial payment for what I do. *
Find your feeder before the storm comes around so that you know where to go when things are rough.
2019–1 book finished!
One of my intentions for this year is to read more fiction. It’s hasn’t been so easy lately to find time to just get lost in a story...I wonder why. 😉
So my goal is to read 12 books this year. One per month. (Not counting my personal development audio books).
So the first book was Queen Of Air and Darkness, by Cassandra Clare. No spoilers. I promise. But if you’ve read it to I’d love to share thoughts with you! 📚❤️ Comment or message me!
JOY [ H•A•P•P•I•N•E•S•S]
What brings you joy and happiness in life Are you taking time out of your day, week, month, year to really sit back and ENJOY what you have accomplished So many times in today’s world, we are too busy to sit back and enjoy what we have accomplished because we are too busy worrying about what we are going to do next.
I know I’m guilty of this, especially in motherhood and being a stay at home mom. I’m constantly stressing that I’m not doing enough: I’m not paying enough attention to my boys, I’m not giving them enough one on one time, I’m not feeding them healthy enough foods, I’m not teaching them enough, I’m not cleaning my house enough, I’m not giving my husband enough of my time, I’m not volunteering enough, I’m not being a good enough friend or family member ....and the list can just keep going on and on and on. Why is this a constant struggle for us
It’s a constant struggle because of this evil thing called comparison. We try to be like Suzy down the street who on social media has her life together, is the head of the PTO, always is organized and has her house in order, etc, etc, etc. Put you weren’t put on this earth to be SUZY. You were put on this earth for a purpose and if you are constantly focusing on the future, what you SHOULD be doing, and comparing yourself then you will never find JOY. Don’t judge your gift with someone else’s talent and expect to get joy. Nothing destroys joy more than comparison
The gift of joy is found in the present. You can’t focus on what god is doing in your life currently if you are focus on someone else’s life or what happened 3 years ago or last week.
This has taken me a while to figure it out but as I sit back and reflect, I find it funny how everything ties together!My small group, podcast, AND my new accountability group for fitness has ALL touched on this topic this week. So I’m going to reflect and say I’m so thankful I’ve found my purpose. I’ve found my JOY that has lead to HAPPINESS and I’m living in the moment.
Have you found your joy that has lead to happiness! Do you need to fill your cup up! If so, DM me! We can work on it together!
Calling all mommas! I need your input and experience. I am deeply diving into my call to be of service to the mammas 💛So I’m wondering...what are you working through
I have some polls going in my stories to get a sense of what new moms need!
Thank you for your input!
What I needed:
• pp confidence • anxiety management
• help with being more flexible • adult contact • finding my role in our new family dynamic .
5 months later and I am still working on a few things! It’s okay to ask for help! We are superhero’s-but you can’t do it alone!