Gratitude Journal - Family "You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood. Nor is it exclusive of friendship. Family members can be your best friends, you know. And best friends, whether or not they are related to you, can be your family." Trenton Lee Stewart
Grateful to be able to spend this day with my family. ♥️
Tonight I am thankful for the hospitality of Amber and her husband Steve. They have been so kind and gracious in letting me stay with them for almost all of my class intensives at seminary. I love spending time with them in the evenings after class!
I'm thankful for quality friend time with Jean today. Making friends and spending time with friends seems more difficult than it used to be, so I don't take it for granted.
I'm thankful for my cousin, Julie (@julz3263) and getting to talk to her tonight, and making plans to see her tomorrow. When we were growing up, her in different states, I never thought that we would one day live in the same city. I'm thankful for all the time I get to spend with her and Nathan and their kids.
I'm thankful for my Grandma and our weekly phone chats and this note I got from her yesterday encouraging me not to procrastinate on my homework, even though we ALL know that I will... 😂😂😂
Tell me what (or who) you are thankful for in the comments
Family day fun at the beach! Yes, that's a campfire on the beach with a full moon in the background, in February! Let me ask you, when was the last time your kids asked you to do something totally crazy!
Seriously though we only had a few pieces of dry wood, a few pieces of paper, and firestarter. Thanks to Sarah at @risofoodsinc we also had a lighter (yes we forgot the lighter!). We got the fire hot enough to cook a few hot dogs before the sun went down. Then it got super cold and we wrapped things up for the night. Check out the video in my IGTV for the full sunset effect!
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A quick art journaling turorial for beginners, and for those who don’t know how or where to start.
Materials: watercolors, brush, pens, white pen or any color of your choice, journaling card or magazine clippings, and your journal.
(swipe to left for next step)
thinking of making a youtube channel for tuts because trimming and cutting video clips into 2-3 1 min parts take so much time. 🙄
#junkjournaling #artjournal #collageart #artjournaltutorial #artjournaling #arttutorial #gratitudejournal
I am currently in this transition from setting only SMART goals (as I have learned, being in the corporate world for more than 10 years) into setting the INTENTIONS first and aligning this with my daily actions and goals. I am only on week 2 of setting weekly intentions. ❤️ It is not an easy journey. Although I am a very sensitive and emotional person, I am not used to consciously acknowledging and accepting how I feel until recently. Today, I still find it difficult to find the right word/s to describe how I feel but I am sure with a lot of practice I can be the master of myself. 🥰
Feelings and emotions are very powerful. It can trigger something within you in a split second and boom, your day is ruined. You are suddenly in a very low energy and it can affect your plans or goals drastically. I speak from my personal experience because it happened to me and still is happening. When I have a long list of to do's and expectations for myself, I get burned out. That results to me being lazy or being very angry. Having a positive intention and aligning this with how I want to feel takes my goal setting to the NEXT LEVEL! It helps keep me in check and in touch with my emotions. ✨
I am very grateful for you @martinedeluna, for your leadership and invaluable guidance. 😘
And also very grateful for my Blissful Unicorn sisters who is together with me in this journey. 🤗 @kimespartero @jenntatel @wapsicles @wahmm_6385 @4mssulittipidhomeschoolingmom @eloise_ayumi @inlovewithlemons @kamaetaguilar @momondutyblog @daise_virtudazo @second.quadrant
#innerwork #intentionalliving #settingintentions #gratitude #gratitudejournal #dailygratitude #transformation #mindset #abundancemindset
You know how some people say a prayer before they eat I’m not religious at all but, a recent Health podcast really open in my eyes to the idea of showing gratitude before every meal. If we close our eyes and tell ourselves or each other how deeply grateful we are to have this wonderful food in front of us, we can really calm down our limbic system before we eat. I feel like a lot of the time we come home and sit down to the table with a lot of anxiety surrounding our Ora, which causes us to kind scurf it all down while lost in our thoughts. If we just take a moment to meditate on the thought of gratitude before we eat, we can cleanse our energy field and come back to the present moment. This will invite us to eat a lot slower and enjoy how special sitting down and eating really is. Lately sitting down to the dinner table surrounded by people that I love has really become a spiritual experience for me. 👌
Oh yeah, Sweet Potato Cake topped with Blueberries tonight!!⬆️⬆️ #lifestyleblogger #selfcaredaily #wellnessadvocate #hoslisticliving #wellnessblog #wellpreneur #wellnessjourney #ritual #vegantreats #gratitudejournal #wanderlust
On my way to Disneyland, my senior year in high school, a couple of my classmates told me I should just kill myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I never knew what healthy female relationships looked like. I’m like many of you. I experienced bullying from a very young age at school and in volleyball into my adulthood at work. For various reasons, those relationships became toxic, tragic and dangerous. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So the idea of having a magical tribe of women that would support me, guide me, lead me and lift me up sounded crazy. So unbelievable, in fact, that I’ve been avoiding women for most of my life. But last year, something shifted in me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was longing for a community that would see me, hear me and love me. I was eagerly awaiting for my chance to give to other women and hold space for their growth. I wanted to heal + I wanted to help others do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This shift in my energy helped me manifest the women who are in my circle now. They are incredibly brilliant, kind, supportive + they show up for me so hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I want you to feel this kind of love. Come sit in circle with me + my girls on March 2 for my first event of the year. The Journey Within: Gather will be an intimate and life-changing day for all of us. You don’t have to be alone. You deserve a tribe. Head to thisistheplatform.com/gather to join us. ✨
The story behind this 80’s boarding ensemble is outrageously funny.
Essentially, this is what happens when you have less than a day to pack for Big Bear but all of your gear is in Canada... The rental shop came in clutch, or did it Snowboarding, #butmakeitfashion! #oneforthebooks 🏂🌄
[The ultimate victory is in avoiding the fight]
It's so easy to run rampant with anger and primal emotions to please our egos and let it stew in us yet it takes more effort and discipline to forgive, choose love and to let go.
@chopracenter - 😈 The ego is always ready for a fight. It's worked very hard to define who it is and how it thinks things should be. And when someone threatens that, they better watch out...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
😇 Spirit is perpetually willing to forgive. It knows it cannot be threatened, not really, and that we are all connected – even thinking about harming another harms yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As humans, we all have both within us. It doesn't matter what you've chosen in the past. Today is a new day. Choose spirit. ❤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo via: @cleowade ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - #regrann
The @fiveminutejournal for kids is AMAZING. It’s been on backorder for a while and I’ve been (im)patiently waiting since my new blank slate arrived in Jan. It gives similar but simpler prompts for kids to slow down and get grounded in what they’re appreciative of, how their day went, what they’re capable of, and how to make the day better going forward. Maya was so excited to start! 😍
sun ☞ mon
catching morning lights on the late week 05. lowkey hoping that my monday would be productive and so far so good♩may yours be too!
Winter weddings are truly magical! This year, wedding season began in January, because LOVE doesn’t wait for spring lol 😘
MUA & Styling @glambyandreea
Caught up on my February monthly page. I’m using this to write little things that I’m grateful for and/or a small story from each day. After a tough last couple of days, I am trying to recover and rejuvenate with things that make me happy. ❤️ #JasmineMariePlans #passionplanner #pashfam #lyrainzstickrznstuff
Have you ever stopped yourself from doing something you really wanted to do because you were worried about what other people would think 🙋♀️
I used to be be plagued with worry and anxiety over what others think. I was a people pleaser and cared wayyy too much about what others thought. Even to my own dismay.
Then I heard someone tell me how when you’re in you 20s and 30s, you worry so much about what everyone else thinks. Then when you’re in your 40s and 50s, you quit caring about what everyone else thinks. But once you hit your 60s, you realize no one was thinking about you all along because they were too busy worrying about themselves.
I am so grateful for that piece of wisdom because it completely changed my perspective and got rid of the anxiety and worry. I started doing things that I wanted. I followed my heart, even if it went against what others would have chosen for me. Taking this approach has never let me down.
Trust yourself. Lean on your own inner guidance and filter out the noise around you. Remember, everyone else is too busy worry about themselves. Stand with confidence and just do you!
8 cities, 21 days, so many experiences, new friends and great memories. But heading home tonight. My heart is full and I am happy. #gratitudejournal #presence #travelling
Back in my HAPPY PLANNER this week! Here is the after the pen! I kind of got carried away with the stickers so....it’s messy but it’s ME.
January 2019 wedding was a complete success! Truly enjoyed working with this dynamic couple 🙌🏻
MUA & Styling @glambyandreea
Green is the big mood of 2019.
“Adjust your attitude with your gratitude” or vice versa! However you look at it we have to find the things in our life that we are grateful for!! Wake up each day and tell yourself something you are grateful for and before you go to bed at night tell your self something else you are grateful for! Today I am grateful that I got to spend two days in a row with my husband ❤️. What are you grateful for today
Wisdom is a tree of Life; blessed are those who lay hold of her.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my big bro 🎉🎉🎉
We’ve been close friends forever and are always there for each other 🥰 So glad mom + dad decided to have us a year apart haha!
And you love your nephew like cray
Thanks for always helping me channel my inner boss ass bitch 🤙🏼💋
I hope 24 is your best year yet, go manifest some amazing shiz 🤪 love you! 💕
Welp, it’s been an interesting day 😳.
We were finally hosting a brunch with our best family friends we had planned on since the holidays (with sickness and schedules it had been rescheduled a few times) & @schwalb and I cleaned our house from top to bottom, and we were so proud of the house our friends and family were going to walk into after church. .
God had different plans 😆.
Once people started coming in, my brother and his son headed down to our CLEAN basement and my nephew came up yelling “Mamie!A pipe burst! There’s water everywhere!”Not just any kind of water, sewage water 😖 so not just your regular water damage.
Long story short, we’ll be living at my in laws house for a while & we are lucky to have an empty house (they are in Florida for the winter) to camp out while our pipes are fixed & basement is completely redone. It is less than 2 weeks before my first live event I’m co-hosting with @boutiquesocialdc in DC, I have multiple new clients and presentations to make before then, & Ryan’s company is 24/7 soo...that stress just speaks for itself.
When I begin to throw a pity party for myself, I recognize it right away but have to wallow a bit. If I try to move on from the shock of it too fast, it’s counter productive. I allow myself 5-10 minutes to just be frustrated, annoyed, and just plain ANGRY. And then I begin to list in my head everything that’s bad and flip it in my mind:
“We have to move out for an unknown number of days.”➡️ “We are so lucky to have family in town and a place to stay while the problem gets fixed.”
“I don’t know how productive my week will be due to this crazy situation.”➡️ “I will get creative and figure out a temporary system to make this work and to continue to be productive.”
“We just don’t need this stress right now. Why God Why right now”➡️ “He is teaching a lesson. You will learn why later. Your attitude towards this problem will be either help you to rise, or continue to make you fall. It’s up to you.” .
Your mind believes everything you feed it.Feed it hope.Feed it positivity.Feed it solutions. Tell me something positive that has come from a problem you’ve faced recently👇🏼let’s rise together✨
We love Him because He first loved us.
Plant 🌱 the seeds
Nourish 💦 with Repetition and Emotion❣️ Watch reality Happen 🐛.......🦋
Plant 🌱 the seeds
Nourish 💦 with Repetition and Emotion❣️ Watch reality Happen 🐛.......🦋
Gratitude Day 47 - Earth day feels
Slow, but enjoyable moment, sitting down at our field view letting the light in my heart and soon I shall use the energy to sow some seeds.
Home grown food, fruit and edible flowers I look forward to nurturing thee x
Have a good day x