An unanticipated perk of my social media detox:⠀
Being more present inside of social apps, not just out. ⠀
I mentioned a couple of days ago how great it felt to spread the news of our engagement face to face, because it felt novel in this age of technology. ⠀
Getting off of my phone and into the world made the colors brighter, the smells more unctuous and the memories, somehow, more tangible -- even without a photo snapped.⠀
As an X-ennial -- someone born on the cusp of generation X and millennials (a.k.a. I didn't have a cell phone until college, but I'm not old enough that I still use an AOL email address) -- I get that on some level. ⠀
I remember what it feels like to be untethered to a device. ⠀
I knew that getting off of social media would be freeing in that regard, but what I hadn't realized is how much freer I would feel when I came back online. ⠀
I've noticed that I am reading more of people's posts instead of mindlessly scrolling by. ⠀
I've noticed that I really missed some of the groups that I am in and the communities that I have gotten to know within them. ⠀
I also didn't realize that by waiting to announce the engagement on social media until we got back to San Diego, that I would get to celebrate it all over again!⠀
With a different, and also incredibly valuable, group of people. ⠀
I have been over the moon reading all of the comments and well-wishes you've sent. ⠀
I'm ridiculously grateful for you.⠀
I'm also grateful for the technology that allows me to connect with the people I love, no matter where we are in our lives. ⠀
So here's to mindful scrolling. ⠀
May your feed be as kick ass and vibrant as you are, and may you look up from time to time and remember how it feels to be free.⠀
#welnesswednesday #socialmediadetox#reallife#rebel#rageagainstthemachine#anotherbrickinthewall#mindfulness#meditation#getpresent#bepresent#gratitude#restingratitude#vocalcoach#coach#healingarts#crystalsandshit#health#mentalhealth#love#loveisallyouneed#thebeatles#yoga#spiritualganster#heavilymeditated ⠀
This isn’t a perfectly staged or edited photo. My house is a mess, I have no makeup on and my hair hasn’t been washed in a few days. My stomach is still jiggly from birth and I’m exhausted from working my full time job and immediately going to my second full time job of mothering when the nanny leaves at 4. But this is real life. This is motherhood. Seeing her happy and healthy makes everything so worth it. So for the Mom who is struggling to get everything done, or the Mom who feels like she isn’t doing a good enough job, to the Mom who is trying desperately to make breastfeeding work, to the Mom who is transitioning her baby to the crib and is so sad, I SEE YOU. This is the hardest, most rewarding job we will ever have and I’ll take 5 day old hair and a messy house any day to spend more precious time with my baby. We are all just trying to do our best, so spread a little kindness to a fellow Momma today. ❤️
👀 VOCÊ ESTÁ VIVENDO O QUE SONHOU "PRA SUA VIDA"?! 💭 📺 Hoje eu vi o vídeo da @elisa_simoes no app do GV @geracaodevalor , que inclusive é sensacional pra vc que busca crescer, não só profissionalmente, mas como ser humano! 💃🕺
Tem na play ou app store pra baixar e é de graça!! Muito bom mesmo!
O vídeo era sobre vc reavaliar a si mesmo, se o que vc faz hj te faz feliz e etc... Parabéns @elisa_simoes era o que eu precisava ouvir hj!! 😍🤗 Ela fala sobre qdo éramos crianças e dos indícios do que realmente nos fazia feliz e no quanto isso indica o que vamos "ser (felizes fazendo) qdo crescer"... (Assista lá no app pra vc saber mais, eu garanto! Vale a pena! 🎁) 🤔 Me fez pensar em quando eu era criança e fazia tudo (objetos) de microfone! 😁 E hj depois de praticamente 30 anos, eu finalmente faço o que amo e tbm AMO O QUE FAÇO! 😍 😜 É fácil? Não!
🤷 Tem seu preço e seus desafios! Mais é a coisa mais "legal" do mundo ver o resultado desse trabalho! 😍🎤
Meine Sportskanone!😄 Meine größte Motivation! Meine größte Inspiration!
Mein größter Schatz! 💖 ... Mit ihrer Geburt begann ich mich zu verändern! Ich hatte schon immer Verantwortungsbewusstsein, doch als ich Mutter wurde, erhöhte sich meine Verantwortung!
Ich nehme meine Vorbildrolle als Mama „ernst“, denn Vorbild sind wir alle für unsere Kinder, ob wir wollen oder nicht! ☝🏼 Ich möchte ihr das Beste mit auf den Weg geben! Ich möchte ihr beibringen, dass man nicht nur im Kindesalter Dinge lassen sollte, die der Gesundheit schaden, sondern, dass es gut und wichtig ist, auch im Erwachsenenalter auf sich acht zu geben.
Kinder hören oft Sätze wie: „Ach, das ist was für Erwachsene“ oder „Das ist noch nichts für dich“ wenn es ums Rauchen, um Alkohol, ungesunde Getränke, lange Nächte etc. geht.
Nicht bewusst, nicht absichtlich und auch nicht böswillig bringen wir unseren Kindern so jedoch bei, dass es ok ist, im Erwachsenenalter seine Gesundheit zu vernachlässigen!
Dies ist etwas, was ich meiner Tochter nicht vermitteln möchte!
Ich passte meine Ernährung, die meiner Tochter an, (Wasser, ungesüßter Tee etc.) und lebte nach damaligem aktuellen „Wissen“ und nach bestem Gewissen einen gesunden Lebensstil vor.
Ich habe Leben geboren, um Leben zu erhalten! Also zeige ich ihr alles was ich über das Leben weis, wie man es lange und in bester Gesundheit genießt und dazu gehört Offenheit! Wissen ist veränderbar, um das beste mitzugeben müssen wir uns weiterbilden 📚 lesen und offen im Austausch mit anderen sein, eigene Erfahrungen machen, Fehler eingestehen und aus ihnen lernen! „Sei du selbst die Veränderung, die du dir für die Welt wünscht!“ GANDHI
Meine Tochter ist meine Welt! Sie soll leben, lieben und lachen und nicht meine Fehler nachmachen!
#mama #ausliebemama#mom#bestdaughter#bestetochter#happygirl#mylove#mutterliebe#vegan#veganlife#savelife #lebenschützen #weltretten#vorbild#eltern#erziehung#education#werte#gesundheit#dankbar#bewusstleben#healthygirl#vegangirl#veganfamily#powergirls#reallife
One of those picturesque moments that demands a photo even though it doesn’t tell the whole story.
Authenticity is a peculiar thing in this space. Every filter-free selfie, every #reallife moment, every picture of an overflowing hamper, or post about our vulnerabilities or insecurities is still within the bounds of what we feel comfortable sharing. This space, by it’s very nature, requires our authenticity to be curated. And I really think that’s okay because this isn’t real life.
Don’t get me wrong, the pursuit of genuineness is so necessary and I long for more of it here. Every time I post I want to make sure that it’s a true representation of me, that anyone could walk in on my life at any moment and be able to say, yes her words line up with her life. But I also know this space cannot possibly encompass me as a whole person.
True and genuine authenticity can only be experienced in real relationships where vulnerability is the only option. Instagram cannot take the place of community. For instance, when I post my thoughts about something I’m grappling with on here, my home group has likely been walking through the hardness of that with me for months. And I totally wouldn’t mind snapping a picture of my sink full of dishes but it’s another thing to have my neighbors hanging out in front of my disaster of a garage (a Marie Kondo project that has gone unfinished since the styrofoam packaging disaster of 2017...you know what I’m taking about @tay_lewis_ @trustinthelord 🤦🏻♀️). Yet when you live in a neighborhood you will naturally have people walking around in your mess. That’s what happens in community.
Because of this, just remember that you will see both beautiful things and messy/#authentic things on here but they are surely not the whole story. So let’s treat this space with care. Don’t assume you know someone just because you follow them. Remind yourself regularly: this isn’t real life. And fight the temptation to put on a show. Be honest, share beauty or mess, but make sure there are real people on your end of the screen that are doing real life with you.
B E A U T "I" F U L ⠀
i am beautiful.⠀⠀⠀
inside and out.⠀⠀⠀
i love me.⠀⠀⠀
all of me.⠀⠀⠀
every day. ⠀⠀⠀
i am worthy.⠀⠀⠀
of my own love.⠀⠀⠀
of feeling good.⠀⠀⠀
in my own skin.⠀⠀⠀
on messy days.⠀⠀⠀
in the raw.⠀⠀⠀
where my only⠀⠀⠀
make up is ⠀⠀⠀
for my breath.⠀⠀⠀
for my experiences.⠀⠀⠀
for my life.⠀⠀⠀
i am enough.⠀⠀⠀
just as i am.⠀⠀⠀
or bending backwards.⠀⠀⠀
or changing me.⠀⠀⠀
get to know ME.⠀
☀️i love riding bikes.⠀
☀️i am super clumsy. like i trip a lot + i run into really clean windows. 😬⠀
☀️i love plants. and gardening.⠀
☀️i have messy hair. all the time. like i don’t brush it often and it gets tangled like i’m 6. 🤷🏽♀️ when it gets bad enough i let my husband brush it. ⠀
☀️i have never been to anywhere outside of north america. and i actually don’t really have the urge. i love where i live and feel so content with my life travel is not a need i crave. although i do one day want to go to greece! ⠀
☀️i miss my papa a lot but i still feel him all of the time around me.⠀
☀️family man and overboard are my favorite movies. ⠀ ⠀
that’s it for now! xoxo⠀
⠀ 🌈 🌈 🌈
#reallife #gettoknowme#iamenough#myoilyday#allaboutme#yleo#hellothere#alifeofintention#feelgoodvibes#thisisme#raiseyourvibration#funfacts#documentlife#liveinpurpose#affirmations#ifeelpretty#seekingsoul#sagesol ⠀
It’s something I always look for when I get on a mic, when I get into the studio, when I’m connecting with others.
That loneliness, that abandonment. I share my story with you & I’m so passionate about music because it’s what makes us feel known, it makes us feel like we belong, it makes us feel like someone finally knows our story. We connect.
I hope with this upcoming album, you truly find you’re not alone... no matter what you’re going through. No matter how much you push people away. That there’s a song, a project, that you finally can call home.
The Orphan is coming home.
Catch up with these Alumni RealLife Scholars Alabang. Looking back at how they started as RealLife Scholars and now knowing how they are applying what they’ve learned during their scholar days in their present life and job. #RealLife
A gente vira mãe e...
De repente a galeria de fotos do seu celular são só fotos das crias , você pode sair linda que raramente vai lembrar de tirar fotos , no restante do tempo o problema são as olheiras mesmo e o coque do cabelo que desanimam qualquer selfie.
A maternidade é linda , mas cansa e descabela , a gente quer continuar sendo mulher , profissional e tudo mais , mas não é fácil , o puerpério deixa a gente frágil , sentimental e cheia de medos.
A gente tem medo de voltar ao trabalho e deixar os filhos , tem vontade de voltar ao trabalho pq respirar os filhos 24 horas por dia faz a gente esquecer da nossa essência , na verdade , nos faz conhecer outra mulher, por mais amor que nos faça sentir, mas a gente também tem medo do que vai encontrar no trabalho , afinal uma licença maternidade apesar de um curto período com a criança é um grande período para uma empresa, a gente passa a se preocupar mais com o amanhã, a ansiedade pula no nosso peito, os pensamentos viajam pra semanas , meses , anos a frente.
Mas uma coisa é certa , se tornar mãe faz a gente querer ser melhor do que nunca foi em todas as áreas da nossa vida.
Ser mãe de duas me fez perceber que eu posso muito mais do que eu já imaginei poder ser.
Okaaaaay. So this is #reallife#momlife when you take your 3 kids, (2 who have been crying pretty much all morning already), to run a quick pickup errand. Everyone is still in pajamas and yeahhhhh definitely no makeup yet. But despite crazy bedhead and the desire for more coffee, (always), I have a glowing self- confidence in my #freshface#bareface skin and having not always been in that position, I can truly say how powerful that is in being ready to kick ass all day, no matter what goes down! (And I love getting to help other men and women experience this same feeling! ).
Just to be clear...This is a nurse stethoscope.👩🏻⚕️🤣
Today’s episode comes from yours truly, @flammerica . She dishes on her life after her nursing career and being a “stay at home mom” (which she doesn’t 💕 the term, btw).
Learn how she balances life with littles and embraces her new role.
Bom dia!!!☀️ .
Teve treino? Teve sim! Já rolou academia por aqui!
Mas temos outros afazeres também! E porque não mostrar que a gente “se vira nos trinta”?
Saindo uma carninha moída, arroz, feijão, legumes e salada no capricho!!! Comida de verdade!!! 😋
Ótima quarta com cara de sexta para todo mundo aí!!! 😘😘
#treinofeito #fazeralmoço #comidadeverdade#bora#reallife
PATRONS - just posted the first look at the Live Show video! Check out today’s Patreon post to see it!! Not in my Sustaining Patreon Family yet? No worries! You can join us for less than the cost of a latte and get access to all of the first looks and insider information!! Look for the link in my story or message me.
3 years ago today Eric and I left for His High Places counseling center. We spent two intense weeks there. I can promise you if we had not gone we would be divorced. It honestly was my last ditch effort so I could tell myself I had tried everything. All I know is God showed up there. He began to set us free of over 25 years of pain starting before our marriage even began. I wish we wouldn’t have waited so long. Let the pain erode us as long as we did. I guess we finally became desperate enough. I’m thankful today that our family and hearts are in a healed place. Thankful for every prayer lifted up on our behalf because I honestly was so broken and had zero hope to lift myself up at that point. #marriage#counseling#gethelp#goddoesmiracles#reallife#behindthescenes
Quem nos vê, vê sempre assim.
Minha melhor companhia, reclama de tudo, odeia resolver as coisas, mas faz todos os gostos e nossas vontades, aquele que vai no parque só pra tirar uma foto rsrs, com ódio mas vai 😂 Brigamos o tempo inteiro parecemos irmãos, tudo pq um ama irritar o outro, só pra vê o sorriso depois, e assim nos entendemos só no olhar, temos uma sintonia inexplicável, e juntos tomamos a decisão mais importante das nossas vidas, a de encerrar a fábrica 🏭 Nossa família agora está completa, eu você 2 filhos e nenhum cachorro pq da muito trabalho 😂 Obrigada por sempre me amar mesmo me odiando e eu sempre vou te amar mesmo querendo às vezes te matar ❤️
#4ever #love#juntosemshallownow #paraoinfinitoealém #lovesomuch#couple#reallife
It’s not always 🌈 ‘s & 🦋’s over here. .
#REALLIFE share: We are so far behind (I mean really FAR behind) when it comes to what needs to get done outside:
1) Our garden isn’t started ( SAY what!?) 2) The outdoor furniture needs to get a paint refresh (sitting in a pile giving me anxiety)
3) The kids play area needs major clean up (it’s actually flooded at the moment from all the rain. Waiting for it to drain)
4) y’all THE LIST GOES ON AND ON..
Let’s just say...nothing is done and I’m feeling a little defeated...no no REALLY defeated. .
By now we should be outside enjoying our hard work, but that hard work hasn’t even started. Partly due to the weird cold/rainy weather, the kids sports on week nights/ weekends, and my husband working 24/7. Time and weather haven’t been on our side. Excuses, excuses...right? RIGHT! .
So last night...My husband and I finally got some of the veggies for the garden. Hopefully this will put a little 🔥 under our you know what’s and stop with these darn excuses! It’s time to just GET ER’ DONE. .
Anyone else behind on their #todolist or is it just me?
Guten Morgen ihr Lieben 💖
Man was hatte ich gestern für einen beschissenen Tag. 🤦🏽♀️
Erst bin ich bezüglich meines Hexenschusses zum Hausarzt und habe hier neben einer Spritze noch ein neues Schmerzmittel verordnet bekommen. Soweit so gut, aber als ich gegen 12 Uhr die Tablette genommen habe, merkte ich etwa 30-60 Minuten später dass mir ganz schön schwindelig wurde, aber gut ich lag ja sowieso auf der Couch. 🤷🏽♀️ Leider wurde es nicht besser und in mir kam die Vermutung auf, dass ich vielleicht zu wenig gegessen habe 👉🏼 also hab ich mir meine Melone zerkleinert und gegessen. 🍉
Doch nach wenigen Stunden ging es los und mir wurde so übel, dass nur noch der Gang zum Klo blieb... das ganze ging im 30 Minuten Takt bis Abends 22:15 Uhr. 🙈 Ich war völlig fertig und wünschte dies noch nicht mal meinen größten Feind. 😬
Aber dafür waren meine zwei (Katzen-) „Jungs“ immer bei mir und waren zwischenzeitlich immer als vierbeinige Wärmflasche auf mir. 🤦🏽♀️
Ich hoffe einfach dass es im Laufe des Tages wieder besser wird, schließlich möchte ich doch am Freitag Nachmittag in den Urlaub. 🌴☀️🌊
Minding my own at Target 💁🏽♀️, only to have an older woman come up to me and tell me my sling wasn’t safe for baby. (In broken English) She said, “That, no good. I have four kids, older. Mhmm” 😆// I had FIVE things on my list...little did I know I actually went to Target to get parenting advice, too 🙃 #mywildbird