I had this rack for my shoes at my old apartment, yet when I moved into this one almost 2 years ago, I didn't need it and it just stayed in the closet. I had a couple of shoes underneath, thought I didn't have that many, as the rest of them were in shoe cubbies in my bedroom closet.⠀
Until little by little more shoes started appearing that were 'regularly worn', to the point that I could not put my bag on the table without stepping or tripping on a shoe. I hated the thought of ruining my shoes.. oh, and it wasn't safe either. haha. ⠀
I was looking around for something where I could start a construction job of building a shelf, and in one of my closest found this rack! I almost cried when I realized that I prioritized my ego of thinking I don't have that many shoes get in the way of even potentially my safety, and stress levels (which can cause some serious hormone issues, amongst many other symptoms)! There are even studies where a messy home contributes to elevated cortisol levels little by little on a day to day basis. ⠀
Synonymous to health, it's easier to ignore or rationalize various signs and symptoms, thinking 'it's not so bad', 'I'll be fine' - trust your gut/instinct and reach out to those who can help, or an object as well. If neither, find it or invent it! New business project anyone...? Who or what do you need in your life right now to support you? ⠀
Recently, and for some length of time, I had a bad case of the “used to’s”.
I used to have a home of my own. Decorated by me. Care for by me. It was full of things I loved. Things from my past that I cherished.
It was also not the best fit for me. I could feel it in my skin and my bones. An unwavering anxiety that was always pointing me in the wrong direction.
I would feel this anxiety like a vibration surrounding my entire aura. Encapsulating every atom. Pulsating in my mind until I snapped.
Snap there goes my friendships. There goes my drive to be a part of any thing. Snap, down falls my reputation. There goes my career. There goes who I was.
I used to define myself and allow others to define me.
I used to think I was a good person, a great person, a liked person. I used to believe that my life was exactly as I perceived it. I used to trust people easily.
I’ve been accused of being gullible. Of being naive. Disconnected. Recently, I heard I am not seeing things clearly.
I used be so bothered by all the judgements, and assumptions I hear in speech. I used to believe that my ability to read between the lines was my imagination.
I used too feel like I was losing my mind. Like somewhere in between birth and now I was in control, and I had something to lose in the first place.
I used to put up with a lot of shit, from everywhere and everyone.
I was deep, in a strong adjustment period. At times I’d come off too strong. At times I was much too quiet. I used to feel like the adjustment period was temporary, like one day I would finally be done growing.
I used to sit around feeling like, any of those things I was reminiscing about were real.
Instead of remembering what I just said, please just remember this:
“I love sitting in the sun, and feeling the rays beat down on my skin.”
Mrs. Cordoza’s class has earned 5 “whole class” shields from teachers and staff members on campus for showing respect and responsibility. They have earned brownies from Mrs. Cordoza! 🎉 #respect#responsibility#readytolearn
Are we brave enough to take responsibility and choose our own happiness?
Sreca nije destinacija, vec nacin zivljenja.
Da li smo dovoljno hrabri da preuzmemo odgovornost i izaberemo sopstvenu srecu?
Today's Fey Card is Connect: With perfect timing of the changing of Seasons, this card reminds us of the veil between our realm and others, and the bonds between all of us. There is someone you need to connect (or re-connect) with. Ties must be cultivated and nurtured if they are to remain and grow. ☆:*¨¨*:★YOUR GENEROSITY HELPS KEEP IT FREE!☆:*¨¨*:★
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MUSIC: Wishing Well by Derek & Brandon Fiechter
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Let's rethink: plastic, oceanic oil surveys & drilling, military marine sonar blasting, commercial fishing, shark fin consumption, dolphin hunting in Taiji, whaling in Iceland, marine parks/capturing cetaceans for captivity, dumping city sewage into our harbors, and littering on the beach. We all say we love the ocean but we abuse and misuse the world's greatest and most beautiful resource. #onthewater#sustainability#responsibility#oceans#ilovetheocean
This is the fundamental flaw of gun control. If you ban something, only good, law abiding citizens will obey your ban. A good child will not steal from the cookie jar. A naughty child will ignore the rules. But why would you not trust those same law abiding citizens in the first place? If guns are illegal, criminals will still buy them, import them, etc. Just like with drugs. How did the war on drugs turn out? A trillion dollars spent and hundreds of thousands of recreational weed smokers, primarily from poor or minority backgrounds, thrown in jail. Remember the 88 year old English WW2 veteran who got his entire souvenir rifle collection destroyed by the police?
A gun ban will be a lot worse, especially in terms of crime rates. A criminal is not very moral, so he will attack the most vulnerable target. Does an unarmed woman deserve to get raped? Does a man deserve to get robbed by a burglar with a knife? No. Nobody can protect you better than yourself. Even if you don't feel comfortable with a weapon, some people do. If a crime happens on the street, there's a chance a hero without a cape will help stop the perpetrator. With a gun ban, everyone runs like chickens from a wolf. A 5 minute police response time is 5 minutes for someone to massacre innocent people.
America, don't go down that road. Europe, please reconsider your laws. There will always be more good people in the world than bad people.
What you value...You invest in!
Value your fishing pole... You invest in a case.
Value your car... You invest in a garage.
Value your relationship... You invest by nurturing that relationship with love, respect and consideration.
Value your children... You invest in their safety, education, teach them values and how to be kind and that they are responsible for their actions.
Value your health... You invest in self-care, proper nutrition, and exercising your mind and body to have both healthy mind and body.
If you don’t value and invest in your health, you won’t be left with time to fish, drive the sports car, enjoy a relationship or watch your children grow up to become successful adults.
Thanks to Eric M. Feldman, M.S. (Program Manager | Office of Global Learning Initiatives - Florida International University) and to Joanna Garcia (Associate Director for the Center for Leadership and Service FIU) who invited International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR) to a presentation session to the Global Living Learning Community.
They were a group of about 30 students who live on campus on a floor dedicated to global issues.
Human rights education:
Produces changes in values and attitudes.
Produces changes in behavior
Produces empowerment for social justice.
Develops attitudes of solidarity across issues and nations.
Develops knowledge and analytical skills.
Produces participatory education.
#humanrightsclassinabox#education#humanrightseducation#FIU#responsibility#globalissues#globallearning#aroundtheworld#solidarity#empowerment#values#30articles @fiuinstagram @fiu_tribeta @fiugllc #freedom
... but it is so worth it!!!
Coaching has transformed my life, physically, mentally and now financially! I have earned some freedoms these past few months, freedom to be vulnerable by allowing myself to let go and not care so much what others think, freedom to live the life I want without the extra lbs that effected my mood and confidence, freedom to pay some of my children’s college expenses that I didn’t prepare and plan for.
If you had told me 6 months ago that I would be where I am in my fitness journey and earning a paycheck TOO I would never have believed you!!! Sounds so cliche.. but it HAPPENED!
I can do hard things... if it was easy, everyone would do it! The hard is what makes it GREAT💛