“Life is like a cup of coffee, it’s all about how you make it!” ☕️ .
I like my coffee strong with lots of sugar, syrup, and whipped cream...warm and sweet! It’s how I choose to live my life as well...warm-hearted, sweet demeanor, and strength of mind and body 💕 Why choose bitter or weak...that’s no fun!! .
How do you choose to make your coffee .
May your Tuesday be like a great cup of coffee...warm, sweet, strong, and delicious 💕☕️
#seasonaldepression 🌨⛈ its a real thing. And I struggle with it the moment 🎃 October hits. .
I have trouble finding happiness through the small and the big things. And when I do, I feel more emotional. If I see others happy, it changes my mood. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. It’s a struggle 😞
I throughly want to enjoy the holidays, but somedays it feels impossible. MOST days, it feels impossible. 🙅🏼♀️
Something I find that gets me by, helps me to relax, or focus on something else is a good workout. And why I let myself miss a workout is beyond me. 🤦🏼♀️ I’m just allowing myself to “wallow in self-pity” (insert Grinch emoji here). it’s so worth every jump, lunge, push-up, sweat drop that there is just to be happy, even for a brief moment. .
I like to start my morning with a cup of coffee ☕️ and the news🌤❄️. Then I get my day going. Somedays I have to push or make myself do anything. Sometimes I just FEEL like doing my workout, or cleaning, or whatever it is I need to be doing.
If you’re struggling with seasonal depression, feel free to send me a message. We can and will get through this 🤗
“The waiting becomes a permanent habit.”
New year, new me, right In 3 short (or maybe super long🤷🏻♀️😜) weeks, we’ll be ringing in the new year full of optimism and goals.. goals we have most likely had set in the past but have yet to accomplish..
So, we wait for the new year. A clean slate right We WAIT. Why on earth do we wait for the new year to make changes
It’s a bad habit. When we mess up or slack off, it’s just natural to wait to get “back” on the next day.. or we WAIT to start something new/get back in the flow of things for the new week.. or WAIT for the new month.
The time we are wasting “waiting” is the perfect time to start, it’s the NOW! If you’re thinking about change, there’s a reason babe..
Don’t let your false sense of the “perfect” timing stop you from improving your life, even if it just seems to be one small step at a time.
Stop wasting time waiting for the “perfect” time. The only time you are guaranteed is right now, in the present moment. Stop making “waiting” a HABIT of wasting time procrastinating. We all know habits are hard to break. Start NOW! #yougotthisbabe 😘
#startnow #stopwaiting #stopwastingtime #thetimeisnow #focusonyourgoals #thinkandgrowrich
Morning funny to start your day off with a smile 🤣
A knock sounded at the alley door. Corrie made her way to the door and opened it.
He was there. Standing in front of her. With another woman. A woman he introduced as his fiancé. But it was all a blur to Corrie.
This was the man she loved. The man that broke her heart. The man that was now with another woman before Corrie even had a chance to heal.
It seemed as if her heart just kept breaking.
Corrie ten Boom's father gave her great advice after this incident. He told her that even though this man had hurt her God would show her how to love again. Love this man, love others, and love God.
Going through a breakup can be hard. But God says that "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" (Psalm 147:3). Whether it was you or the other person who decided to end the relationship, there will still be hurt and pain.
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#hisfireflies #findinghappiness #brokenheart #breakup #corrietenboom
When it's all said and done, who wants to use those forbidden words Should've, Could've or Would've but didn't... -Ronavia Williams #COMEFORTH
God has given us all that we need in this world to succeed. Let's make sure we include Him! -Ronavia Williams #COMEFORTH
I dare you. Have faith, believe and trust God. -Ronavia Williams #COMEFORTH
Put your mind to the test and I promise there is nothing you can't do.
Ever since I was a child, I believed in something more than just watching each day go by, experiencing the same ups and downs.
I wanted to feel more, be more, so I searched for more.
I journeyed through my education, my career, travelling the world, meeting people from all walks of life, gaining and losing people and things that I loved. Like acting out a script of social expectations. A script that made me feel happy day to day but left me wondering what real happiness was.
What I really wanted, was to LIVE my life and truly experience it - deeply and fully, in the moment.
Then I met my life teacher, Jean (a Meditation and Buddhism philosophy teacher) who showed me how to cultivate a heart of peace and happiness. She would also teach me mindfulness concepts and the keys to unlock the secret to happiness.
These teachings changed my life. While I'm still on this journey myself, what I experience now feels so much more rich and purposeful. I created Mirosuna so I could find a community of like-minded people. Helping people and myself, create space for change.
I welcome you with arms wide open to join our community here in our quest to find more happiness and calm together Xx ♥ ☀ ♥
- Mirosuna Founder
#connections #createspaceforchange #findinghappiness #groundingmyself #morningritual #liveinthepresent #liveinthenow #practicegratitude #practicegratitudedaily #earthing #selflovequotes #selflovejourney #selflovewarrior #womenempoweringwomen #entrepreneurwomen #getgrounded #youareworthy #beyourbestself #mindbodysoul #innerstrength #authenticity #liveinspired #wellnessblogger #wellpreneur #mindbodygram #raiseyourvibrations #holisticliving #womenentrepreneurs #wellnessadvocate #nontoxicliving
Yesterday I realized there was an important filter missing from my goal setting process: happiness. It should have been obvious, but it wasn’t to me. From now on, every new goal has to pass the following test. Will working toward and achieving this goal increase my happiness
If not, it’s not going to improve my life in ways that matter. This is already causing me to redefine and even discard some previous goals. Time to focus on what really matters. ⚡️
Riding into Monday like… “Here I am, full of green smoothie, Ready to conquer the world” 🌎💚🌎💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I needed a little extra energy this week, so even though Deep South temps are in the 40’s, I’m coming back to my smoothie bestie...the one that always gives me tons of energy & immune boosting nutrients in one single glass: my 3-2-1-1 green smoothie formula.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 cups greens [spinach, kale, chard, bok choi]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 cups fruit [berries, oranges, mango, apple, pear, peach]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 cup non-dairy milk [almond, coconut, hemp, oat, hazelnut]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 T of healthy fat [nuts, seeds, avocado, healthy oil]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today's formula was creamsicle: spinach, orange (I include everything...even the orange peel right in the Vitamin!), oat milk, and cashews. Throw everything into my blender and mix until it gets a little frothy. It's actually *so* easy peasy that I don't actually measure anything anymore.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I always add a dropper of stevia and a big giant scoop of superfood blend powder I pre-mix and store in a mason jar: maca, spirulina, camu camu, goji, turmeric, black pepper, and a protein and greens powder. ✅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Whew. Just listing all those has me needing another super smoothie. What are your fav super smoothie ingredients for world domination 🌎💚🌎💚⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#yummy #foodie #smoothierecipes #smoothies #vegan #eathealthyfood #drinkhealthy #healthy #happyandhealthy #happyandhealthyholidays #happyandhealthylife #wellnessfood #bewell #greensmoothies #greensmoothiegirl #smoothierecipe #foodforhappiness #soulpurpose #goodvibetribe #choosehappy #radiatepositivity #happinessisachoice #bemindful #findinghappiness #lovingkindness #findyourpurpose #trustyourjourney #trusttheuniverse #foodisfuel #fueltheobodyfuelthemind
This picture is just a selfie to the average person but behind it is a story. It’s a long story of heartache and building myself back up from the deepest depths of earth a person feels as if they can fall in. I was in an incredibly toxic relationship with someone who didn’t know how to love. Who was, and is, sick. And because they have no idea how to live a healthy life full of positivity, were dragging me down into their blackness. If I didn’t have yoga and meditation I wouldn’t have been able to see clearly through the clouds that continuously surrounded me. Yoga and meditation were my outlets. They were my voice when I was silenced. They were there for me to use and listen too, so I could figure out how to get back on my feet, and back to myself. I used them both as a way to heal positively. They are a tool that I continue to use and reach deeper parts of me than the basic thought or outside appearance. If I didn’t have them both at any point in my life In the past years I’ve practiced, especially these past two, I would’ve probably allowed the lifestyle I was in too continue longer than what I already allowed. Yoga and meditation can help in the most special ways and I am not just talking the talk but I am also walking the walk. They can do amazing things for you if you let them #namaste #yoga #meditation #littlestoriesofmylife #growth #findinghappiness #happiness #yogi #yogini #yoginilife #yogagirl #meditationcoach #healing #everyonegoesthroughsomething #meditationpractice #yogahelpsme #yogainspiration #yogalife #yogalifestyle
They Are Still The Same.
In years past I made ‘resolutions’ for the new year.
I was gonna be skinny. I was gonna be tidy. I was gonna remember to take my keys out of the front door when I get home.
But here’s the problem (at least for me) with #NewYearsResolutions — when I fall off the wagon I feel like a failure and I think to myself, ‘Why even try’ Throughout the year, I went through a lot of ‘personal growth’ moments. I spent a lot of time thinking about what’s important to me.
I focused on happiness — mine and that of those around me.
I started to regularly do things to remind me what I’m thankful for and to hopefully spread a little joy to those around me.
And as the new year approaches and I can’t help myself but think of what I want to accomplish in 2019. Namely the GOALS I want to set.
I’m really excited to be starting @beachbody with @fitmomchelseafarmer
I’m PUMPED to keep expanding my blog past just food, and begin sharing some of my other favorites.
I’m feeling a little anxious, but mostly pretty darn jazzed to keep submitting queries and expanding my writing career.
I’m DETERMINED to master the #frenchomelette!! I’m looking forward to resuming #zeuswalks.
What are some of your goals for 2019 If you’ve read this far, you know you want to share 👇🏻 💯 👍🏻 #goals #findinghappiness #workingoutforlife #spreadlove #hiking #cooking #seattleblogger #goals
Also...how RAD is this shirt from @filson1897 and vest from @orvis!! Totally digging them!!!
❄️do you hibernate this time of the year, too! ❄️🐻 . .
Cold weather is SO not my time of the year. Give me summer time feelings any day of the week over freezing temps, hot chocolate and cozy sweaters. . .
Days like today when the thermostat stays below freezing is when we literally stay inside all day long. (I can feel my Midwest family rolling their eyes at me but it’s okay.) i so thankful for a library of workouts st my disposal and we don’t have to leave the house to get them. . .
Hundreds of workout, fresh new recipes, all available on a phone 📱, computer 💻, smart TV 📺, or streaming device for - and you don’t have to pay a monthly fee like the gym. Winning! Especially for winter bears 🐻 like me! #momwins #wintertimecold #coldweathersucks #countdowntosummer #thelandofliz
Week 5, Day 1✅ Not too shabby and I’m getting soooo much stronger. Here’s to tomorrow! 💪
WHO SAYS OATMEAL HAS TO BE BORING ! ✨✨ Recipe in the meal highlight!! ❤️
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT ✨✨
The girl on the left was unhappy and miserable but she was determined and made a vow to herself to not relive 2017. .
The girl on the left was smoking weed 3-5 times a day for the last year and a half and taking medication because her moods were “unstable”. She thought that if she took medication and smoked weed to numb her pain she could maybe fix the situation she was in by becoming a more numbed out version of herself to fit into someone else’s story.
The girl on the left also was being guided to freedom. She knew she wasn’t where she wanted to be and so she had started learning everything she could because knowledge was one thing that nobody could take away from her.
That girl on the left knew that if she just kept pushing everyday that one day she would look in the mirror and smile because she overcame the adversity that she was dealing with. .
Because that girl on the left never gave up, and believed in her vision for a healthier, happier life she dug deep and fought everyday to be a better version of herself. .
Because she showed up for herself daily and made choices everyday that were in alignment with her goals, she became the girl on the right. Happy, healthy, powerful and stands in her truth. She believes in her intuition, in herself and most of all loves herself.
The girl on the right doesn’t need drugs, alcohol or any other external thing or person to accept, change or validate her and who she is. .
She knows who she is and she’s unapologetic about it because she knows nobody can take away her power or her shine or her self-love. Nobody can tell her who she is because she trusts herself.
If you’re looking in the mirror and not liking the person whose looking back at you and the life that they’re living then make a vow to yourself today, not on January 1st. Make a vow that YOU WILL NOT have the same year as you did this year and vow to become a better version of yourself TODAY. .
STAND UP AND RISE QUEENS 💪🏾❤️
Humble enough to know I’m far from perfect💕 Confident enough i know i can do anything i set my mind to🙌🏼 #MondayMindset ✨
I heard a wonderful experience this weekend from a man who, once very successful, lost everything and suffered very deeply because of it for a long time... Then one day he made a strong determination to transform his situation and he started, what he called his, Crazy Gratitude Experiment!! Every 30 mins he would recall a moment in his life when he felt truly grateful and he would let that feeling wash over him... within hours he could feel his negativity lifting... ✨
I was just so inspired by his story that I’ve decided to give it go myself... and already after only two days of that healing, open, joyful feeling that comes with gratitude I have felt many moments of sweet gratefulness bubbling up where overwhelm, frustration and impatience have been before... it’s been wonderful!! 😊 And I realise, thankfully I have a long long list of things to be grateful for, this cheeky grin is definitely a big one... let’s see where gratitude will take me!! ☺️🙏✨ #practicegratitude
It's been a month since I left home to travel around the world for six months. I embarked on this journey to celebrate life, to cherish every moment, and to free my mind and soul. And yet I still find myself asking questions and searching for answers.
I know what makes me happy: feeding my curiosity. Exploring the unknown and going on adventures gives me true utter bliss. And so one would think traveling around the world for six months would give me lasting contentment, right I'm here exploring the world, swimming with whale sharks, taking Balinese cooking lessons, getting beaten up by the waves on my first surf lesson, meeting new amazing people every day, chasing waterfalls, hiking volcanoes to catch the sunrise, and yet it's still not enough. So how on earth do you find fulfillment Will I find it volunteering in Africa Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reefs Making cheese in Italy As I write this I already know fulfilment is a simple state of mind. It's not something you find in a place or by doing something. I can be fulfilled right now in this very moment if I simply choose to be. But to know it and to actually practice it is on completely different levels. I guess I still have quests to clear until I can move onto the next stage. And that's okay because this stage is filled with mangosteens. So I think for now I'm happy enough to be stuffing my face with my favourite fruit of all time, and they have an endless supply of it here in Bali.
#balitravel #rtwtrip #mtbatur #wildmonkey #traveldiary #findinghappiness
DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF FRUITS IN MY QUEENS ❤️✨✨
~ These bags have gotten heavy again
I think is time to brake the pattern
Blame it on return the silence
A lonely road to nowhere
That's all we are
I wish I never met you
You done me so wrong
I wish I could forget you
It's been way too long
It's been sixteen hours and three long years
Been trying wipe these memories and dry these tears
I wish I never met you
That's how much I regret you ~ 🎶
today I had a panic attack.
one minute I was in the gym training, started to feel a little tense and unsettled. two minutes later I cut my gym session early because I couldn’t focus and then by the time I got to my car my heart was racing and I just had to sit there and wait for the emotions to pass before I could drive home.
that is all it can sometimes take to go from feeling in control of your emotions to being totally out of control.
so many people ask me on this account how I’ve ‘overcome’ anxiety - and the answer is and always will be, I’ve not overcome anxiety - I still suffer, some days more than others. and occasionally, I’ll go through a panic attack again too.
the only difference between me and my year ago self is that I am now aware of what anxiety is for me and how to manage times when it’s extreme.
like today, I knew I need to leave the gym but I also appreciate that I just needed to ride out the emotions and try not to get too frustrated that two years later I’m still experiencing this.
this is just a reminder that sometimes these things are put here to test, challenge and make us learn. and no doubt about it, it’s hard. but eventually, with time and dedication to improving our mental health and embracing that we are normal to experience these problems, we can all help each other understand and appreciate that we are not alone in these kinda feelings 🌻 #workingitout
This #elfie is stoked that everyone dressed up for our Christmas party the other night. 🎅
Now I just need to find an ugly sweater to complete my outfit.
I This blog is a very raw blog about body positivity and body negativity. If you don’t want to read it, no problem, but if you do read it, please do so with an open mind. •
•I will post the link in my bio
I am sorry for what I have done to you. I’m sorry for the times I spoke badly about you, using you as the punchline to a joke while I secretly meant what I said. I’m sorry for the times I punished you for not being what I wanted you to be, what I had been told you should be. I’m sorry for seeing you as a mistake, an error, something to be fixed and hidden. I’m sorry for hating you, for hating you so much that I couldn’t see anything else.
I wish I could promise that I won’t do it anymore. That from now on, I will love and appreciate you for everything you do for me. That I will feel grateful for the jiggle in my strong thighs. That I’ll hug my round stomach and I won’t look at someone else’s body and wish that you looked more like them. But that’s not realistic. You and me, we live in a society that wants me to hate you and it’s hard to resist that message some days. It’s hard to love your shape when I’m told that your shape makes you – and, by extension, me – ugly, disgusting, lazy and unlovable. It’s hard to love you when I’m told that you are a direct reflection of who I am as a person, and if I were just more determined, more controlled, more virtuous, you could be better. It’s hard to love you when I’m told that you are a flaw and that I am flawed for having you.
#blog #growth #bodypositive #growing #learning #findinghappiness #becomingme #writing #emotions #poetry #writer #art #loveyourself
Here's the recipe for this v i b r a n t green smoothie:
• Flax milk (any milk or juice will do- or you can sub for additional water)
• @drinkorgain Vanilla Bean (optional)
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I have been on such a greens kick lately and it may be solving all my life problems 😂 (seriously tho). I literally have been having more positive, happy days ever since I started having a smoothie in the morning.
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I’m just a Queen who decided to go for it.
A Queen who decided that she wanted more out of life. .
A Queen who wanted to help other ladies find the queen that’s already inside of them. .
Step into the fear, step into the unknown. Stop playing victim and stop thinking small.
All those ideas you have floating around in your head, all those dreams and plans you have for your life but will get around to them “someday” are so close and within your reach!
You just have to START TODAY. You have to START NOW. You don’t have to be perfect and trust me the journey won’t be all rainbows and sunshine. You’re gonna have shitty days. You’re gonna have days and sometimes weeks where it looks and feels like you’re not making progress but you have to realize that these little daily steps will add up!
It’s not suppose to be easy because if it was everyone would be out here living their best life. That’s why Queendom Strong is here to shine the light for you.
Don’t wait until the perfect time to make a change cause there’ll never be a perfect time and don’t think someone is going to come save you because Queen you can only save yourself.
If you want to make a change in your life , start today. Take it day by day, baby step upon baby step. Those steps add up and in a year from now you will be in a totally different place because of all the hard work you’ve put in. .
STAND UP AND RISE QUEENS ❤️
PLEASE READ 🙏 So for those of you that have been following my stories and reading my captions, you may have noticed I've been a bit all over the place recently 🙈
I feel like I haven't been delivering the quality content I want to and it was really starting to get me down. So I journaled it out and realised it was because I wasn't being authentic to myself. I was sharing things I thought I 'should' rather than things I was truly passionate about ✨
A lot of my inner dialogue lately has been quite negative and if I'm honest I'm my own worst critic. Whilst I would love to click my fingers and change this, I know it isn't that simple. But I am doing the work and slowly reprogramming my negative thought patterns.
One of my limiting self-beliefs was/is, that I am boring and no one cares what I think 💔 Even writing that is painful because it breaks my heart I am this horrible to myself when my job is literally empowering other women 💃
Although I do have a long way to go in changing my own thought patterns, I know deep down that the thing that really matters is I am being true to myself and feel truly happy 💛 Authenticity and passion are two of my core values and I just don't feel in alignment with them recently... Rather than sharing content I am truly passionate about and that feels good to me I was trying to be a jack of all trades (in the hope to help everyone) and that resulted in random captions that probably didn't really help anyone. 🙈
So I am making a shift and trying a new approach (see my stories). If you have been following my journey the last few months, I just want to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate you and your support. This Instagram world can be a weird place but I just need to remind myself of all you beautiful people that are there for me and always have my best intentions at heart ❤️ I am still a personal trainer but I am also branching out and learning new skills. I have just recently signed up for a course that will expand my knowledge in life coaching and mindfulness so I am really excited to get stuck in and share with you what I learn 😍
What is one of your limiting beliefs that you know isn't serving you ❤️👇
In the case of a senseless reality
Those who may indeed happily lie to me
Sly with a grin a twerk of a smear
You can lie for sure dear
But you’re just giving me more words to play upon a spindle of voices soon to be longingly forgotten
My strength only grows from the disdain of long slow days that take away from the beauty I seek
Perhaps those who thirst prey upon the meek
Lies are fun indeed to play on...
But I dare not play with karma for I’ve learned she bites back harder
So play me your lies for nothing can sure hide forever
I dare you to phase me, spare me the excess, except that is the truth.
Even truth said too soon
What would phase me even more,
The actions to match
But that’s just my thoughts running
I’ve got other things awaiting
I was taught,
Open your mind and protect your heart
#modernartists #explorativewriter #performer #model #dancer #athlete #artist #poemoftheday #contemporarydance #motivation #findinghappiness #findingpeace #loveyourselffirst #workhard
Be an original, it’s worth more than a copy! In the world, where we have been groomed to try and out do others or how others should see us. Recently it has come to my attention that women can’t go to a place and have a drink without the judgement of fellow adults. As I know this judge not lest you be judged. Yet we judge others around us, I’m not sure why we as adults can’t be just that adults. Before you open your mouth be sure you know the whole story. Even if you know the whole story we are not the ones to be judging each other. Let’s leave this to the powers that be and make sure we sweep our own front porch before sweeping others. No one is perfect. I myself am perfectly imperfect! I have good days and then I have those days I just want to give up on everything. Careful of your tongue it’s the sharpest tool in the body. Live your best life!! Remember the only one that can make you happy is you. #fayettevillear #nwa #liveyourlife #beyourself #beautiful #liveloudly #perfectlyimperfect #dontjudgeme #findinghappiness #insidejob
I used to dread mondays. They only served as a reminder that my weekend of staying up late and sleeping in was over.
Now I love Monday’s because every single Monday is a fresh start. It’s a way to be better than what I was last week, to set new goals and to start brand new with a new mindset.
We finally beat the Monday blues ❄️
I had my first *pet family* photoshoot this weekend and I couldn’t be happier with how these photos turned out! Thanks for having such cute fur babies, @heatherlemmon 💕😽🐶