• We can’t feel joyous all the time, our minds can’t only be filled with light. Sometimes there are shadows. • • I was feeling a little down, a little off yesterday. I don’t mind, because it is times like that which allow me to truly feel gratitude and appreciation for the times I feel pure happiness deep in my soul. If we were happy all the time we wouldn’t even know what happy is. • • Feeling this way, I found my solitude and solace in the woods. The early evening sun danced in and out of the trees; the earthy, dampness of a forest after the rain filled my senses; I breathed in the crisp warmth of nature on the cusp of summer and fall. One hour of dirt under my boots, playing with the art of nature photography, creature connection, mindful movement, and being fully present in my happy place - by the end of my hike my mind, body, heart, and soul were rejuvenated. Nature is POWERFUL. As are self-care, honesty, and rawness. • • I walked into the darkness and shadows ... and became filled with light again. •
#nature #selfcare #goodforthesoul #light #darkness #life #truth #gratitude
Poshing ourselves before our beauty sleep! #selfcare
At the age of 14 my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. ....
I can’t even begin to explain the fear I felt. ...
How alone I felt. ....
How helpless I felt as she went through chemo.
I know that I can’t control everything, but I will do everything in my control to stay healthy for this girl and her siblings.
I’m dedicated to this lifestyle! ...
I’m dedicated for them, because I pray my kids never have to face the challenges I did when I was 14.
Are you a mama looking for a little nudge to get started I’m here for you! I got your back! ....
My challenge group starts 10/7 and I have a spot with your name.
I do this for them!! ❤️❤️❤️
Walking away is not easy when you take into account human emotions. Pause the overflowing emotions, feel with your gut and follow your instincts. Only then does everything work out. Only then do you start to feel whole again. #positivevibes #bestrong #selfcare
Yesterday my little girl had a food allergy test done to see if by now she has grown out of some of the foods she’s allergic to. Good news is, she has. Sad news is that she was left very itchy from the the 25 or so tiny pokes on her back 😢 Providers were quick to offer Benadryl, because that’s just what they do 🤷🏻♀️ but we politely declined and mentioned we were going to be using dōTERRA essential oils instead. Within 15 min or so of applying Lavender the swelling and the itching had gone down considerably and she was feeling much better 😃. Nurses and doctor were amazed and quickly starting questions about the oils. Loved every opportunity I get to educate people about the amazing benefits of using dōTERRA essential oils. 🤭 It would’ve been better if I had remembered to also bring my Melaleuca and Frankincense Touch Rollers since both are great anti-inflammatory and amazing for all things skin.
#doterra #doterraessentialoils #lavender #lavanda #essentialoils #selfcare #selflove #momlife #motherhood #parenthood #aromatherapy #veganmom #vegankids #naturalremedies #healthyliving #relax #peace #foodallergies #vegan #plantbased #vegancommunity #govegan #bekind #holistichealth
A little more about me....Q and A style (These are things people ask me ALL the time): If you had to pick CJ (husband) or Winston (dog)...
Winston. And I think CJ knows it 😂 Just kidding, kinda.
Why do you post in threes
OCD - I want my insta scroll to be beautiful lol
Why do you wear so much black
It’s a photographer thing... Who is your tattoo artist
@jocelynmcg And her books are opening soon. Check out her story for the details!
Why don’t you shoot more weddings
Honestly I’m super picky about the weddings I take on! Weddings are long and hard and cannot be reshot. So I need to make sure I’m a good fit, like really an actual good fit!! A lot of people like the idea of my style, but after a conversation they really want light, bright and true to color. These are not my jam!! And that’s okay! There are a lot of photographer, all with different styles. Find who’s absolutely right for you!
What’s your favorite thing to photograph
Boudoir!! I love helping every human feel confident in there skin. I have a neglected Boudoir insta (it’s hard to post and not get kicked off) you should follow it if you are at all interested in Boudoir...and I’ll try to post more! @morganalannaboudoir
What’s your real job
This. Photography. I’m lucky. ➰Check out my other portrait posts to enjoy some other Morgan Alanna tidbits➰
#selflove #selfcare #sonyalphafemale #sacramentophotographer #bebrave
My life is NOT perfect... I DECIDE to make it positive day in & day out. Positivity is a choice!👊🏼 REMEMBER THAT.
My self-care looked a little different this week and last, and that’s ok. Working out took a back-burner to teaching kinder, being a mom, supporting my internal and external family members and ending up in the hospital myself! I miss working out but I’m glad I’ve listened to my busy abs continued to eat healthy, and rest as much as possible.
I’m no guru on working out but I gave learned that when I take care of myself first, I’m able to give everyone else that much more!
What gave you five for your own self care this week! Self-care isn’t selfish, so choose something that makes you happy and go fir it!
Celebrate our gorgeous late September weather with our Peak Vista massage! This is one of our favorite massages, with outdoor views and forest botanicals. Book today: bit.ly/2lsJH2F
Ist es einfach eine reine Bequemlichkeit Das Leben ist ja stressig genug, wozu noch die Zeit, die man genießen möchte, in komplizierte Gespräche investieren Die helfen doch eh nichts, geschweige, bringen vor allem doch nichts. Und ist das wiederum nicht der Fehler Denn schwierige Kommunikationen ist doch der Weg, den wir gehen sollten, um uns selber zu erfahren Um uns doch zu entwickeln Denn klar, es soll mit einer Leichtigkeit vorangehen, doch diese Leichtigkeit ereilt einen ja erst, nach dem man sich den schwierigen Situation gestellt hat, oder
#mood #inspiration #goodmorning #communication #vibes #vino #life #selfcare #andnow #easy #earlybird #way #conversation #ausdemleben #bequemlichkeit
Papilio machaon, the Old World swallowtail, is a butterfly of the family Papilionidae. The butterfly is also known as the common yellow swallowtail or simply the swallowtail. It is the type species of the genus papilo. These butterflies are messengers of powerfully transformative healing and regenerative energy and symbolism to people across time.✨✨
We should all accept the changes in our lives as casually and gracefully as the butterfly changes. The butterfly unquestioningly embraces the changes of their environment and bodies.🍃🍃
This unwavering acceptance of their metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. The butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives.
What will you be transforming this week✨✨
#reikihealer #energyhealing #losangeleshealer #ElPortalHealer #ElPortalDeLosFeliz #losangeles #StepInToYourFreedom #meditation #selfcare #transformation
One of Soak Opera's founders, Alessandra, is celebrating her birthday today! 🥂 And of course, she wants to celebrate it with you. 💛
Founder's Birthday Sale is happening right now! Up to 20% off everything! 🎉 Until September 23 only. Valid on Shopee and Order Forms.
Before anything else, let's wish Alessandra a happy birthday!!
🔹Minfulness Meditation🔹“Learning how to suspend all your doing and shift over to a being mode, how to make time for yourself, how to slow down and nurture calmness and self-acceptance in yourself, learning to observe what your mind is up to from moment to moment, how to watch your thoughts and how to let go of them without getting caught up in and driven by them, how to make room for new ways of seeing old problems and for perceiving the interconnectedness of things- these are some of the lessons of mindfulness” - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Swipe left to read about the different practices and benefits of mindfulness!
#mindfulness #mentalwealth #meditation #jonkabatzinn
Di's jumping in to cover Kye's
Thurs 9.30am class tomorrow, & she'll be showing you how to use these magical balls to roll your way to bliss.
These balls will have you ahh-ing your knots right outta there, with some of the most delicious self-massage techniques this side of Saturn.
All experience levels welcome.
- Be there, or remain a heck of a lot squarer than you need to be!
Attendance is via your regular class pass. Bookings not necessary, but the way to go if you'd like to be sure of your space.
Enjoy beloved yogins! 💚
This mama went and got her hair diiiddddd and now I’m feeling like a million bucks. 💆🏼♀️💇🏼♀️
Newness DROP!!!!! Swipe, swoon & SHOP.. link in bio loves! Dm or email for assistance with color matching for your custom palette.
*shout-out to the coconut oil that dripped on my shirt this morning* 🙂 — #DidYouKnow that excessively licking your lips can not only dry them out and cause cracking but it can also dry them SMOOTHLY out and make them feel like plastic 😳 I experienced the latter the other day & when I say coconut creates a miracle oil... 😩🙌🏾 definitely kicking that habit out the door 🚪The top still has some healing to do in spots but I’ll definitely be drenching them in CO 🥥💧 for the rest of the month just to be on the safe side 😰🤭 (...& drinking water before getting in a sauna, but I digress 👀😅)
The average person uses 57 pieces of these a day................... TOILET PAPER! Now that I have your TIME. Do you ever feel like you just don’t have it The time.
Everyday I always come across someone tells me “I just don’t have time” 🤥 let me ask you this: Are your priorities REAL priorities
I work a full time job, help take care of my mother, run my business, have dinner ready for everyone, workout everyday... I could go on and fill in every time slot but you know what, I don’t make excuses. I make time.
Did you have enough time to get Starbucks or catch the latest episode of The Bachelor or maybe hit snooze a few times this morning Are those priorities Now I’m not coming for you. I’m just asking you to ask yourself if you’re doing everything you can to be the best version of YOURSELF. I can promise you the excuses are only in the way of your extra time and your way to the top 👏🏽
My self care extravaganza is coming to a close.
I got to sleep in a little, make breakfast, only wear pants 50% of the time , and best of all hang with these two boys.
I love all of my animals.
Between my 2 high maintenance cats Kevin, and Phil.
Our millions of guppies, and shrimp.
And last but not least, our kind of strange dogs with personalities that match mine and Hali’s.
We maybe want kids, but we for sure want our furry pals.
What’s your vote, kids or pet babies
Vote below with 🐕 and 👶
3 years ago, we started over from scratch.
6 months later, we packed up a house full of memories and went home — I didn’t want to do it. I’d applied to 200+ jobs everywhere but NWA. I wanted to see the world/live authentically/be out of the south.
2 years ago, I checked in to get emotional help- a lifetime of suppressed abuse isn’t healthy. Eventually my 🧠 had enough.
Then, I got a job with Walmart. It helped me feel alive again.
Last April, I had reconstructive surgery that left me feeling a little less like myself but probably saved my life in the long run. Honestly, it’s been a long journey for us and we’re still figuring out that things don’t go as planned. My heart is tender today & I’m sad some of my fave humans have passed on- but an evening with this kiddo reminded me that I’m enough. I have a great village & my heart healed a million times over. My life is unorthodox & doesn’t look like other ppls but I’m trying to make my own journey.
#brac1 #southernlatinx #mentalhealth #jobsearch #secular #latinx #motherhood #healing #decolonizing #feminism #selfcare
It is NOT easy for me to show my vulnerability but knowing that I am helping soooo many people makes it easier. I LOVE helping you all change your lives... you all inspire me more than you understand. 💓 .
What inspires you Leave a comment to be entered for $15 amazon gift card! 😛💕
DIY FACIAL MASK FOR A YOUTHFUL LIFT by our Bella Vita Beauty Blogger - from the blog. Turmeric, when ingested, is said to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and to protect against cancer. I am told that Indian women have used turmeric as an ingredient in their traditional beauty recipes for its nourishing properties, and that it contributes to a radiant glow. Since I strive to be radiant, I have to say that it feels soothing, nourishing and moisturizing. I do not care that it leaves a slight yellow tinge on my skin, as I simply view that as a base for my self-tanner safe-sun-kissed summer glow.
The recipe is as follows:
½ cup chickpea flour
1 ½ tbsp. ground turmeric
¼ tsp. avocado oil
6 tbsp. water
Mix the flour and turmeric, then add the oil and water to make a paste. Apply to your face and throat area, and relax about 15 minutes until it dries, then rinse off in the shower and cleanse normally. Be sure to be naked or wearing a dark coloured robe, as this spice will stain clothing.
Try this mask and let us know what you think. Just be sure to be backlit for maximum impact. ✨