Happy Tuesday! I’ve been soaking up the few hours a week I have when 3 out of 4 kids are in school and can spend 1 on 1 time with this beauty. 😘
When you have lots of kids it’s so 👏🏻important to hang out with each kiddo solo. Look their eyes. Ask them questions. Connect with them like real people because they are!!Their watching everything. 👀
Ellyeah, aka my personal assistant Ellen, keeps things running here at Mindful Counseling. She’s my right hand gal and personal on-call therapist 😆. She organizes my schedule, speaking events, collaborations, does the millions of other things behind the scenes and watches mini roe when I need a shower once a week. She’s driven, smart, a social genius, and so so so funny. I’m never letting her leave. Ever. If you get the chance to see her at the front desk of our counseling office, bask in her light, because she is the coolest brightest beacon of love you’ll ever meet. And ask her to sing, because she really wants to. @ellyeah
What’s your biggest flaw?
The way we choose to deal with our flaws will actually lead to a life of success, power and health or self-destruction, insecurity and shame. My biggest flaw used to be my lack of self-esteem and it did result in self-destruction, insecurity and shame. Now I use my experience of low self-esteem to help others to change their mindsets so that we all can live a life of success, power and health 🙏🏼
Many people believe training is to only get back in shape, but the real purpose is to challenge your personal LIMITS, WILLPOWER, and DEDICATION towards achieving excellence. #personalgrowth 📷: @hadriaworks
Let this soak in... #Repost @fixandflip_kdesigns
“Flipping came and went” “oh you’re jumping on that bandwagon too” “you need money to make money” “there are no more deals out there” “maybe you should try something that doesn’t involve so much risk” “you should start with something a little more realistic” “oh you had to buy that house with other people, right?” “This market is too competitive” “MD and DC pricing is too high” “good luck with that 🙄” .. Don’t believe “them”! Find what you love & do it 🤗 because YOU can💙 #entrepreneur#workhard#perserverance#millionairemindset#businessowner#personalgrowth#wisdom#youcandoit
I recently found @melrobbinslive and am obsessed with her spunk and dedication to help others.
I especially love this quote.
I have really taken this quote to heart. It is MY responsibility to be happy, nice, productive, kind, and everything else that comes along with being a good human being.
In order to get a result, you must take 100% responsibility of all your actions and outputs ✋🏼 -
Are you aiming for a body transformation? Then you need to work! As a coach I can give you all the tools, but it requires discipline and action to get to where you would like to be at. So if you skip a shake, miss a meal, drink soda, you WONT’T get results! 😬
Are you starting your own business? Then you need to work! Not talking to anyone about the product or opportunity? Then how can you get clients?! It’s all about WORK WORK WORK 🔥
So if you say “this doesn’t work”, I highly recommend that you take an honest look at your own actions first. You will soon realize the only thing not working, is YOU. Remember, take FULL responsibility 👍🏼
I read a crazy stat today: When polled, 25% of peoples’ plan for financial independence is: 💰WINNING THE LOTTERY.
I tried imagining what I’d do with $2.2 BILLION. There would be more exotic vacations, a personal chef, and a big pool...but I honestly wouldn’t change much because 3 years ago, I made the decision to STOP WISHING for my dream life & START CREATING it myself.
I’m not (yet) a millionaire in my biz, but knowing that could very well be real possibility in a few more years is pretty damn cool considering we only invested $160 to start this business.
The reality though: I don’t need millions to live my dream life. I needed fulfillment. I needed community. I needed a job that re-lit my FIRE🔥!! I needed something that could give me the TIME FREEDOM I desperately craved when working 14hr hospital shifts. I needed JOY!!.
Last night Ralph & I hosted a New Coach Training to help our new mentees successfully jumpstart their own businesses and when sharing our business journey, we both realized the life we are living & loving TODAY, the life we will live with our new BABY BOY💙👶🏻, is a result of the DECISION we made to work really hard on the side of our very full time jobs & give up Netflix for 2 years.
Winning the POWER BALL would be awesome, but If ya ask me, building a business from my kitchen table (or anywhere!) that’s not only transformed our lives in our health, happiness, lifestyle, personal growth, faith, and finances... but also allowed us to teach OTHERS how to create their own life by design...that’s priceless.
If you’re like me & you’d rather put in the work to build your own dream life than rely on a lottery ticket, I’d love to share this business with you & teach you how it’s done! One simple DM could change your life like it did mine!💗
This year has been one of many obstacles and difficulties. Many challenges including health concerns, loss , chronic fatigue to battle , bouts of depression and hopelessness,toxic jobs , resulting in emotional burnout and physical weakness. For the first time looking up from the floor of the bottom I truly get that this is what shapes us and how we find amazing strength in ourselves when we really set out to transform our life and begin a new road , one that leads to a deeper self and spiritual awareness. Seeking out higher understanding and a quest to live and love freely and evolve to our full potential. Health, fitness, and nutrition are such a big part of of this journey. Today I start again at the bottom and realize how far I have fell , but feeling ever so grateful and positive for all that has happened this year for now I have the opportunity to really make change and gain self growth and truly find myself. Never give up and embrace the obstacles that in the end will lead you to your strength and full potential 🙏✨♥️🧘♀️ #transformationtuesday#myjourneytome#startingfromthebottom#personalgrowth#spiritualawakening#evolvement#nevergiveup#selflove#innerstrength#meditation#health#healthybodyhealthymind#newbeginnings
Do you ever find yourself constantly apologising for being absent or MIA on social media? 😓 Yeah me too. I was going to start this post by saying sorry for my absence.. But who am I really apologising to?
It’s time for us to reclaim our lives and not feeling like we owe SO much to social media. Usually when we’re absent from socials it’s because we have a lot going on in our actual lives lol. What’s really more important? .
We have so much stress going on as it is, let’s not make social media one of them! Easier said than done I know but I’m trying to get back to that place where social media was FUN! 🙌🏾
So if I don’t post, don’t worry about me I’m good 😊 probably just adulting somewhere lol
Did you know that studies have found that the feeling of loneliness has the same negative effects on our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day? That studies have shown it to be the greatest health risk to our lives, MORE than poor diet and lack of exercise?
Loneliness is the feeling/sense of being separated from those we love - family, friends, lovers, pets, etc. Energetically, habitually feeling lonely drains Life Force Energy out of our bodies and lowers our vibration, which eventually leads to chronic illness and disease. So when we feel lonely, it’s our soul’s siren call to reconnect to others. Not just for the health of our lives, but for the health of our bodies as well.
We need each other.
We are tribal beings, and thrive most in when we have a sense of loving and supportive community in our lives.
Healing your sense of loneliness needs to be a part of your wellness regimen.
Connect with your loved ones more. Spend more time in the company of your friends. Get more hugs, be touched and appreciated more, and experience true intimacy as much as you can. ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN ILLNESS CURRENTLY.
To heal, you need MORE love, not less.
So go where the love is, where the people you love and who love you back are. And spend as much time as you can there. Your wellness depends on it.
Don't let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions. It's your life, not theirs. Do what matters most to you; do what makes you feel alive and happy. Don't let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are. If you let others tell you who you are, you are living their reality — not yours. There is more to life than pleasing people. There is much more to life than following others' prescribed path. There is so much more to life than what you experience right now. You need to decide who you are for yourself. Become a whole being...#happytuesday 🌺🦋
"If you were born with a weakness to fall, you were born with the strength to rise."
Learn how emotional intelligence can help you successfully lead your team. Join us November 8 for our half-day CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT retreat. Leave with new skills and a self-awareness that will benefit both you and your company. Visit our website's event page to learn more.
You are growing and changing right now. This is the essence of life. Here's the important part: Are you directing this growth yourself or letting your environment do it for you? Are you doing what society or your parents expect of you? Are you just doing what your friends are doing and following them blindly? Or are you channeling this growth towards what you want in life and who you want to become? I firmly believe that when it comes to things like this, it's good to be selfish. Because when you are fulfilled, when you are full, you can be overflowing in what you give to other people 🙏
Being a leader takes courage.
Courage to stand up, to speak up, and to do your best to protect the group no matter what.
Often times you end up absorbing the pain so others don't have to. Perhaps they don't even understand you're doing it. But it's not about that. It's about a responsibility to protect the energy and best interest of the group no matter what.
It's also about being human enough to admit when you fucked up.
Leaders aren't super humans.
We are; loving, compassionate, courageous beings, learning as we grow. Who have taken it upon ourselves to stand in front so that you don't have too.
I challenge you to comment below and tell me WHO you ARE!👇🏼
🔥I AM...Strong, resilient, kind, beautiful, patient, determined, faithful, intelligent, affectionate, understanding, courageous, persistent, blessed, loved...I AM!!🔥
Who are you? I know you ALL have a list as long or longer than mine. It’s true! Take a few min to list all of your amazing qualities. I bet there are more than you imagined.
Recognizing our strengths, recognizing WHO we are is NOT selfish. It’s not boasting! How are you supposed to go out and run your life if you don’t know WHO you are.
I challenge you to list just ONE of your strongest qualities!
One of the biggest lessons that I have learned in my 45 years of existence is the one must not stay stagnant or remain in victimhood. We alway will not be able to figure out the whys... Life has a way of repeating itself until the lessons that need to be learned are excepted and used for our highest and best for self growth.🌸 #newday#lovewarrior#personalgrowth#healer
☉♏︎ S U N in S C O R P I O [10.23 to 11.22]♏︎☉
#MANTRA : “I create; I transform.”
3-FOLD #SYMBOL : ‘The Scorpion is the lowest symbol of the sign, which rather than stinging another, will sting itself to death (ego-death); the #Phoenix resurrects from the ashes of the “ #death ” experienced; the Eagle symbolizes the ability to fly closest to the #Sun ( #Spirit ).’
The #evolutionaryimpulse (EI) of #Scorpio demands that the #Sol experiences it’s personal limitations while simultaneously metamorphosing those limitations to attain greater levels of #personalgrowth . In this phase, the Sol merges with sources of power in order to effect #metamorphosis beyond personal limitations confronted. This is sign of the #alchemist within, metamorphosing the elements of the self to reach a higher level of self-mastery. Essentially, the ego’s personal limitations surface to confront the Sol - the contents of the underworld/unconscious ( #Pluto ) come to the fore to be transmuted.
C o n j u n c t V E N U S Rx
The solar Scorpio #energy merges with Venus’ influence, this refines, harmonizes, beautifies & unifies the intensity of Scorpio. The state of your relationship to #Self , others and the values you hold on to will determine how this Scorpio season will flow. Venus’ higher octave is #Neptune ; the cosmic ocean, the universal spirit life; #UniversalLove , #Oneness - this is the remedy to any dysfunctional Scorpio/Venus afflictions within our relationships.
O p p o s i n g U R A N U S T A U R U S
The disruptive electricity of the #UniversalMind ( #Uranus ) demands that we reinvent ourselves; the Sols we attract will reflect this revolutionary inner streak.
S q u a r e L U N A R N O D E S
#Karmic and Evolutionary inner dynamics in relation to power, #relationships and letting go of the past of the Self surface; old paradigm patterns must be let go through the re-innovation of the Self; evolve through your genius, tune into the #kosmicfrequency of Uranus , the Universal Mind.
Art: Space Monk @artxman
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