We told each other stories we’ve never shared with each other before. It’s amazing what you can learn about someone you’ve been married to for over 10 1/2 years when you commit to over a week of quality time without city life distractions. Sam doesn’t really like to travel. He has his reasons and I’ll leave it there for now. But for some reason he’s always wanted to come to Bora Bora and I’m so glad, cuz this was one of the most heavenly places I’ve ever visited and it was our best trip traveled together. We took long walks on the beach. Drove around the beautiful coast of Tahiti. Visited a turtle hospital in Bora Bora — learned ways to care, protect and heal them. Ate way too much amazing food. Swam with gorgeous fish, sting rays and sharks in the deepest blue water we’ve ever seen. Stayed in an overwater bungalow and watched more fish from the patch of glass floor in our room. And perhaps the sweetest part is we developed a special connection with some of the locals who treated us like family 😭Everything was so peaceful and lovely minus the part I almost killed him while driving a jet ski. He fell off TWICE while screaming like he was gonna die. He blames my driving. I blame him for not holding on tight enough 😜🤣 This trip was incredible and for sure a dream come true. After a rough year of marriage, we really needed this 💕💞💝 #Grateful 🙏🏾 #2020StartedOffRight #TravelCouples #MarriageWorks #Prayer #Therapy #Travel #Zamirlove
Couples that travel together report higher levels of satisfaction in their relationship. So we out here gettin’ all this satisfaction #zamirlove
Sometimes we get to play dress up .
Sometimes, I wonder how I got to be so lucky. All times, I wonder why she puts up with my shenanigans. #zamirlove
10 years. Thanks to therapy, friends, God, sisters, brothers, prayers, essential oils, workshops, vacations together and vacations apart, her friends standing up for me, my friends standing up for her, Bliss, healthy food choices, exercise, korean spa, hookah and repeat. #zamirlove
Ten years of marriage is certainly something to celebrate! I can’t believe it’s been over a decade of growing and building a life with this wonderful man. I had a dissertation i was gonna share with y’all but we decided to keep things more private this year. Here’s to discernment, being present and honoring what each moment is calling for. Every day is an opportunity to learn and practice how to do this marriage thang better and that’s what we’re committed too 🌹 #zamirlove
Woke up this morning feeling extra love for this beautiful lady. #zamirlove #boodup
I’ll take both actually 🤣 Happy born day to the man who gifts me the most beautiful flowers and also commits to growing this friendship, this marriage, this love. My Aries, my fire, constantly spreading light with fierce momentum. Always empowering the underdog. Trusting his truth and standing in his power while elevating those around him. His service to others is constant and golden. He is kind and giving with a lion heart that stands for justice. He is funny, creative and wise. His worth is connected to his inner compass and rarely cares what anyone thinks about him #goals. I love you joonam and I’m so happy you exist 🌹
How we feel about our annual #zamirbbq ... cuz we’ve known from the start that our marriage would never be just about us, but about building something bigger than us. And in return, creating community serves as a vital nutrient that waters the garden of our marriage. We are grateful. We are happy. Thank you familia 💘 #casazamir #zamirlove
I was born on the 9th. Nine is the largest and last single digit, representing completeness. When multiplied nine always reproduces itself. Nine is the number of universal love and is linked to the energies of faith and eternity. Nine is the number of magic. It’s a sacred number. In various holy text, nine is the number of perfection, unity and fulfillment. Biblically the number nine has several symbolic meanings including representing patience and the hour of prayer. The Bahá’í symbol is a nine pointed star. For the Hebrews nine is a symbol of truth. I know it has a million other meanings, but today it has significant meaning to me because it also represents 9 years of marriage to a tender hearted, ambitious, supportive, sincere, spiritual, intelligent, funny, service oriented, creative genius. Something about this year feels extra special to me and I’m so lucky to have you in my life Sahab Roshanzamir. Looking forward to many more years with you. Happy anniversary my love! .
#9years #marriageworks #zamirlove
It’s crazy how many times we match without trying. One of the joys of this marriage has been learning about myself and seeing myself in her. She actually reminded once me that the things we are most critical of in others are the parts of ourselves we see in them that we have yet to learn to love (about ourselves). Without getting too wordy here... I love this girl and her quirky artist ways. It should come as no surprise that I am an artist on the inside, and she also has a genius business acumen. #zamirlove #mirrors
My husband doesn’t really like to travel. i know, i know, I’m still processing this, lol! He thinks our home is basically the best place on earth and that anything we want to do somewhere else in the world we can do in LA 🙄😏 Truth is, I think his resistance to traveling is related to trauma but that’s another story for another day. Either way, despite his hesitations, he takes these trips with me 🙏🏾 Where we get to connect with other cultures and disconnect from our daily routine. I woke up around 6am just about every morning. Anyone who really knows me probably has their jaw dropped cuz early morning and I don’t really get along. I got up at that time to fit in all the things I wanted to do. Sam would have been happy chillin in the water every day but I’m a sucker for adventure and I appreciate that he’s always down to explore. We visited a gorgeous botanical garden. Ate fresh bread from an oven built inside a little mountain in the jungle. Saw dolphins and swordfish playing in the ocean. Ate lunch in a river. I mean feet in the water and the table was in the river 😳😱😍 I got stung by baby jelly fish while we were snorkeling. It was the first time in my life I wanted to pee on myself 😂 Held a python for the first and maybe only time. I don’t like snakes but sometimes i push myself past my comfort zone to gain more super powers 🐍💪🏾 We know how to have a good time. We also take some good photos together to capture these special moments we have. But just like many other couples, we still get on each other’s nerves and test each other’s patience. We laughed a lot and we also had some difficult conversations that will hopefully bear good fruit. We are far from a fairytale but we put in work: Practicing heart to heart conversations, daily appreciations and staring into each other’s eyes with love and sincerity. Thanks for being my ride or die boo🌹 .
#HappyWifeHappyLife #HubbysMantra #MyTravelCrush #ZamirLove
Sometimes we do elaborate photo shoots on our vacations. Sometimes I capture a moment. For now, here's a moment (check my stories for more). And if you crave photo shoots, don't fret. They're coming. I'm SURE they're coming. #zamirtravels #zamirlove
In a moment like this (late for a flight) the stress can break a person. I took a chance by clowning around. Last thing she said to me when I dropped her off was "thank you for making me laugh." I should have said thank you for not slapping me. We really are custom made for each other. #zamirlove
Been laughing, crying, praying, kissing, traveling, growing and learning about love with this wonderful man for 9 years, and today we celebrate 8 years of marriage. Here's to opening our hearts to receive the blessings of many more years to come. Happy anniversary Sahab Roshanzamir ❤️❤️❤️
He is a creative, talented, intelligent, brilliant, silly, tender hearted man. He supports me in ways I never dreamed of and I'm grateful for the way he loves me - just the way I am. We're not big on #Valentines Day per say, but I'm thankful for the excuse to create more sweetness, more connection and more mindful acts of love ❤️ #myfunnyvalentine #marriagerocks #ZamirLove
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We star gazed, laughed so hard our cheeks hurt and thanked our new friend Joshua for his trees and for helping us ground to the earth and connect closer with each other. Good times ✨💖🙌🏾 .
Album cover for a hot new mixtape coming out Dec 12th ... #ZamirLove
I keep telling y'all, she serious about these selfies. They don't just take themselves. We put in work. #zamirlove
When we first started dating, we didn't get each other's humor. This was one of the many ways, we really didn't get each other. There were so many things that didn't seem to make sense about marrying this man, and yet I felt such a pull towards him. One could say opposites attract, but it felt like the angels were carving a path - guiding us to connect. I always felt like something greater was drawing us together.
Lately, we can't stop laughing at each other. With each other. We seem to finish each others jokes and smile with new eyes.
This is no coincidence. This is the result of commitment. Of actively learning and practicing how to connect deeper on our journey.
I will never over romanticize marriage. I think our false ideals of what it actually is contributes to so many giving up too soon. This shit ain't easy! But it can also bring so many smiles to your face that your cheeks hurt.
Growing with this man got me believing, experiencing and expecting miracles. My heart is filled with sweetness and tenderness, and I want you to know that I wish that for you too.
For you to find new ways to love the ones you love. To prepare your heart for love to enter, whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, because it's all connected. The way we love ourselves is a reflection of how we love others.
May we love big. May we love deep. May we love with our whole heart ✨❤️
#LoveNotes #BelieveInMiracles #DontGiveUp #MarriageWorks #ZamirLove
"Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic." - Frida Kahlo
Thanks for the 📷 @emersion
My marriage is kinda like my front lawn. If I let it, it will die. But if I seed it, water it, and nurture it, it will grow. Periodically, I'll have to check on the sprinklers, and maybe even do some maintenance. But I will always get out of it, what I put in. #zamirlove
Yesterday my husband said something to the affect of, "when it comes to our challenges, we have a choice to either see it as destruction, chaos and hopelessness, or we can see it as an opportunity to grow our foundation and become better equipped with the proper tools, to stand strong and powerful in the face of tests - preparing us for something bigger than ourselves....We can see our loved ones behavior as threatening, negative and disempowering, or we can trust that even though their actions don't always feel in sync with ours, that they really want the best for us." ✨
I could write a dissertation on this, but basically I just want to take a moment to honor my husband for all the ways he has grown and shown up for this marriage. I had a session with my favorite medical intuitive this week and she said, "You know how they say, there's no good men left. Well he's a REALLY good man." But being "good" people doesn't mean partnership is easy. You have to put in work. Real work. The kind that can almost make you question everything, if you're not grounded in who you are.
But there's no other person I would choose to do this work with. We are building something beautiful and sacred - while constantly redefining what love looks like. It's not our anniversary, but every day is a day to honor, celebrate and expect the best of intentions from each other. I love you Sahab ❤️ #ichooseyou #marriageworks #zamirlove #tbt #whenwewereyoung
When he said, "God must be giving me credit for something good I haven't done yet." Thanks for bringing in so much laughter and joy into my life. Happy anniversary my love 💞 #weddingvows #7years #marriageworks #ZamirLove
Two weeks a go I got to walk the streets of Marrakech with my hubby. So grateful to have such a loving and supportive partner who travels with me when he can. I never take for granted how he supports my nomadic life even when he can't continue to be a part of it. Missing you Sahab. I'll be home in a few days 💙
We experienced a slice of heaven and we're bringing it back home with us. #nofilter #zamirlove
Always an honor to be of service with my husband. @karmarescueorg + #weloveyouskidrow carnival was amazing!!! What a brilliant idea @justinbaldoni. There was dancing, music and various stations for haircuts, foot bath rubs, massages, face painting, poetry workshops, clothing, blankets, food... you name it! What a blessing to witness and be a part of something so special ❤️ #zamirlove