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Still working on these bad boys, but they are getting better 💪🏻 ⁣
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I was having a chat today with someone about the benefits strength training has on confidence. ⁣
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Being a tiny human who is/was pretty shy, strength training gave me the outlet I needed to show myself I was actually a strong, capable and independent human.⁣
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In times when other parts of my life have left me feeling less than successful, lifting things that feel heavy to me has provided me with all the evidence I need to know that I am a totally capable human being. ⁣
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Maybe that sounds over the top, but I feel like if you’ve ever lifted something that you didn’t think you could, I think you’ll know the feeling I mean 🌈⁣
Does that resonate with you?
Still working on these bad boys, but they are getting better 💪🏻 ⁣ ⭐️⁣ I was having a chat today with someone about the benefits strength training has on confidence. ⁣ ⭐️⁣ Being a tiny human who is/was pretty shy, strength training gave me the outlet I needed to show myself I was actually a strong, capable and independent human.⁣ ⭐️⁣ In times when other parts of my life have left me feeling less than successful, lifting things that feel heavy to me has provided me with all the evidence I need to know that I am a totally capable human being. ⁣ ⭐️⁣ Maybe that sounds over the top, but I feel like if you’ve ever lifted something that you didn’t think you could, I think you’ll know the feeling I mean 🌈⁣ Does that resonate with you?
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GA got the strangest cold snap in the middle of November and I’m *freezing.* ❄️ I don’t think my fingers can work fast enough to finish this test knit for Lindsey (@thechesapeakeneedle ) to help keep me warm. Her Favorite Cable Beanie will have you cabling like a pro. On a side note, I have been craving a grilled cheese all day. I really love mine with pickles and hot ketchup. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Another favorite is Brie with arugula and balsamic. How do you take your grilled cheese? 🧀 .
Favorite Cable Beanie pattern by @thechesapeakeneedle . Colorblock design by @loopycatcrochet .
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#knittingaddict #testknit #thechesapeakeneedle #loopycatcrochet #lionbrandyarn #cozyliving #freezingweather #wintervibes #cozyvibes #grilledcheese #pickles #theartofslowliving #foodtalk #beautyintheeveryday #snuggleup
GA got the strangest cold snap in the middle of November and I’m *freezing.* ❄️ I don’t think my fingers can work fast enough to finish this test knit for Lindsey (@thechesapeakeneedle ) to help keep me warm. Her Favorite Cable Beanie will have you cabling like a pro. On a side note, I have been craving a grilled cheese all day. I really love mine with pickles and hot ketchup. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Another favorite is Brie with arugula and balsamic. How do you take your grilled cheese? 🧀 . Favorite Cable Beanie pattern by @thechesapeakeneedle . Colorblock design by @loopycatcrochet . . . . #knittingaddict  #testknit  #thechesapeakeneedle  #loopycatcrochet  #lionbrandyarn  #cozyliving  #freezingweather  #wintervibes  #cozyvibes  #grilledcheese  #pickles  #theartofslowliving  #foodtalk  #beautyintheeveryday  #snuggleup 
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS ASAP👇🏻⁣
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My mission: teaching you that it is MORE than okay to love yourself while still being a work in progress⁣
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I see this way too often..⁣
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We decide to start eating better & exercising because we’re unhappy with how we look and feel⁣
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But deep down, those efforts aren’t coming from a true place of love⁣
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They’re coming from a place of thinking that if only we could be skinny, or look like “her”, then we’d be happy⁣
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We feel we aren’t good enough & won’t be valued by others until we achieve _____⁣
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We pick ourselves apart in the mirror wondering WHY the heck we’re “stuck” with these physical aspects that we can’t stand⁣
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I hear you.⁣
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L o u d & c l e a r.⁣
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But there’s a few things I’d like you to know..⁣
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We cannot hate yourself skinny⁣
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We cannot hate yourself “healthy”⁣
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And we most certaintly cannot hate ourselves into anything that is SUSTAINABLE⁣
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How do I know this?⁣
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Because all of that ^^ was my life ⁣
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It was a part of my every day thoughts & held me back from so much⁣
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The one thing it held me back from the most was being SUCCESSFUL in my own health & fitness journey⁣
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I was too caught up in what I didn’t like, what I still wanted to “fix”, & how far I still had to go, that I never even acknowledged the small victories & once those negative thoughts creeped into my head, it was another “f*ck it” moment where I resorted to copious amounts of food or giving up on my diet altogether⁣
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If this is you right now, I want you to know that it does NOT have to be this way forever⁣
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You can achieve your goals & love yourself every step of the way⁣
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I believe in you, & I am here to show YOU exactly how to do so⁣
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It is my MISSION.⁣
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✖️I’m currently accepting only FIVE 1:1 clients for the rest of 2018, & I would love for you to be one of them. Coaching application link is in my bio✖️💛
YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS ASAP👇🏻⁣ ⁣ My mission: teaching you that it is MORE than okay to love yourself while still being a work in progress⁣ ⁣ I see this way too often..⁣ ⁣ We decide to start eating better & exercising because we’re unhappy with how we look and feel⁣ ⁣ But deep down, those efforts aren’t coming from a true place of love⁣ ⁣ They’re coming from a place of thinking that if only we could be skinny, or look like “her”, then we’d be happy⁣ ⁣ We feel we aren’t good enough & won’t be valued by others until we achieve _____⁣ ⁣ We pick ourselves apart in the mirror wondering WHY the heck we’re “stuck” with these physical aspects that we can’t stand⁣ ⁣ I hear you.⁣ ⁣ L o u d & c l e a r.⁣ ⁣ But there’s a few things I’d like you to know..⁣ ⁣ We cannot hate yourself skinny⁣ ⁣ We cannot hate yourself “healthy”⁣ ⁣ And we most certaintly cannot hate ourselves into anything that is SUSTAINABLE⁣ ⁣ How do I know this?⁣ ⁣ Because all of that ^^ was my life ⁣ ⁣ It was a part of my every day thoughts & held me back from so much⁣ ⁣ The one thing it held me back from the most was being SUCCESSFUL in my own health & fitness journey⁣ ⁣ I was too caught up in what I didn’t like, what I still wanted to “fix”, & how far I still had to go, that I never even acknowledged the small victories & once those negative thoughts creeped into my head, it was another “f*ck it” moment where I resorted to copious amounts of food or giving up on my diet altogether⁣ ⁣ If this is you right now, I want you to know that it does NOT have to be this way forever⁣ ⁣ You can achieve your goals & love yourself every step of the way⁣ ⁣ I believe in you, & I am here to show YOU exactly how to do so⁣ ⁣ It is my MISSION.⁣ ⁣ ✖️I’m currently accepting only FIVE 1:1 clients for the rest of 2018, & I would love for you to be one of them. Coaching application link is in my bio✖️💛
This is a really vulnerable and thought provoking blog.
If you haven't made it over to my website, this is a good reason to check it out. (the link is on my page)

This was a huge breakthrough for me and I hope it encourages you to fully feel in the future.

#beautyintheeveryday #tellmehowyoureallyfeel #sitwithyourself #shame #healingshame #healingwomen #healingemotions #reiki #removeblocks #reikihealing #emotionalintelligence #empowerment #emotionalguidancesystem #emotionalempowerment #personalpower #personalgrowth #bethechangeyouwanttose #possibilitiesareendless
This is a really vulnerable and thought provoking blog. If you haven't made it over to my website, this is a good reason to check it out. (the link is on my page) This was a huge breakthrough for me and I hope it encourages you to fully feel in the future. #beautyintheeveryday  #tellmehowyoureallyfeel  #sitwithyourself  #shame  #healingshame  #healingwomen  #healingemotions  #reiki  #removeblocks  #reikihealing  #emotionalintelligence  #empowerment  #emotionalguidancesystem  #emotionalempowerment  #personalpower  #personalgrowth  #bethechangeyouwanttose  #possibilitiesareendless 
All we have is this particular stitch in time, this magnificent moment when we are alive and here and breathing in everything contained in the universe.

Not all instants are filled with sugary happiness or even bland contendedness, of course. Sometimes it's all we can do to crawl along until things get better.

But every time we get to wake up in the morning, we are handed another fresh chance to get things right and positively impact somebody else's life.

So just take it moment to moment. Slowly exhale. Gaze at the glorious mess that's all yours. And then OWN it.
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#omarkhayyam #inspiration #inspirationalquotes #inspire #inspirational #motivate #motivational #motivationalquotes #highervibrations #higherawareness #inspiration  #gratitude #grateful #mindset #positivevibes #positivethoughts #positivity #positivethinking #quotestoliveby #quotesaboutlife #happy #happiness #life #beautyintheeveryday #healing #wellness #health #behappy
All we have is this particular stitch in time, this magnificent moment when we are alive and here and breathing in everything contained in the universe. Not all instants are filled with sugary happiness or even bland contendedness, of course. Sometimes it's all we can do to crawl along until things get better. But every time we get to wake up in the morning, we are handed another fresh chance to get things right and positively impact somebody else's life. So just take it moment to moment. Slowly exhale. Gaze at the glorious mess that's all yours. And then OWN it. . #omarkhayyam  #inspiration  #inspirationalquotes  #inspire  #inspirational  #motivate  #motivational  #motivationalquotes  #highervibrations  #higherawareness  #inspiration  #gratitude  #grateful  #mindset  #positivevibes  #positivethoughts  #positivity  #positivethinking  #quotestoliveby  #quotesaboutlife  #happy  #happiness  #life  #beautyintheeveryday  #healing  #wellness  #health  #behappy 
My Etsy shop is Live!!! The link is in my profile. I am so excited to having everything up and I can't wait for you to see what I have been working on. The best part for you, my friends, is that I am giving you a discount code for 25% off over the next week. This is perfect and unique gift! There are four display options, with one option at a slightly lower price point. As I start my shop, I would love, love, love if you all helped me spread the word. You are welcome to share your discount code as well. In fact, please do! Please let me know if you have any questions at all. If you are in the Twin Cities, I can also do pick up so that there is no shipping cost. To use the discount, enter GRANDOPENING when you check out. Thank you, friends, I hope that you will join me in this Advent reflection this year! •
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#adventcalendar #presentoverperfect #findjoy #beautyintheeveryday #faithinspired #heartcentered #celebratechristmas #graceupongrace #christmascalendar #adventcalendar2018 #liturgicalliving #contemplation #christmasinspiration #christmasmood #christmaspresentideas #episcopal #fillyourcup #lightoftheworld #havefaith #daringgreatly #divineguidance #joyinthejourney #innerhealing #wholeheartedness #wholeheartedliving #soulscripts #liveintentionally #communityofchristiancreatives #meditation #spiritualjourney
My Etsy shop is Live!!! The link is in my profile. I am so excited to having everything up and I can't wait for you to see what I have been working on. The best part for you, my friends, is that I am giving you a discount code for 25% off over the next week. This is perfect and unique gift! There are four display options, with one option at a slightly lower price point. As I start my shop, I would love, love, love if you all helped me spread the word. You are welcome to share your discount code as well. In fact, please do! Please let me know if you have any questions at all. If you are in the Twin Cities, I can also do pick up so that there is no shipping cost. To use the discount, enter GRANDOPENING when you check out. Thank you, friends, I hope that you will join me in this Advent reflection this year! • • • • • • • • • • • #adventcalendar  #presentoverperfect  #findjoy  #beautyintheeveryday  #faithinspired  #heartcentered  #celebratechristmas  #graceupongrace  #christmascalendar  #adventcalendar2018  #liturgicalliving  #contemplation  #christmasinspiration  #christmasmood  #christmaspresentideas  #episcopal  #fillyourcup  #lightoftheworld  #havefaith  #daringgreatly  #divineguidance  #joyinthejourney  #innerhealing  #wholeheartedness  #wholeheartedliving  #soulscripts  #liveintentionally  #communityofchristiancreatives  #meditation  #spiritualjourney 
“The universe is working for me” <— repeat that to yourself every day and watch how your perspective changes✨
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What we are experiencing in our lives is a direct reflection of our internal dialogue.
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We perceive what we want, whether good or bad.
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Ever notice how someone who is really happy never seems to run into problems?
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It’s not because problems aren’t thrown their way, it’s because they choose not to perceive events as problems.
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How we feel on the inside will seep into all of our experiences.
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So before trying to change your life drastically, tend to your inner dialogue first, and make sure it is aligned with what you want to perceive.
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Perception is everything, and we have complete control over that. To change your perception you need to change your thoughts. Try this:
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Say to yourself 3-500x daily: “The Universe Is Working For Me”
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And your world will start to change.
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Some other great affirmations to change your perspective:
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“I am exactly where I need to be at the exact right time, having the exact experience I need to be having”.
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“My life is unfolding for the benefit of me”
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Have an affirmation you’d like to share? Comment below!
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And make sure to let me know if this resonates with you 🙏🏼 we have the power to change our perception ✨
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Free guides: LeahPetersFitness.com/free
“The universe is working for me” <— repeat that to yourself every day and watch how your perspective changes✨ . What we are experiencing in our lives is a direct reflection of our internal dialogue. . We perceive what we want, whether good or bad. . Ever notice how someone who is really happy never seems to run into problems? . It’s not because problems aren’t thrown their way, it’s because they choose not to perceive events as problems. . How we feel on the inside will seep into all of our experiences. . So before trying to change your life drastically, tend to your inner dialogue first, and make sure it is aligned with what you want to perceive. . Perception is everything, and we have complete control over that. To change your perception you need to change your thoughts. Try this: . Say to yourself 3-500x daily: “The Universe Is Working For Me” . And your world will start to change. . Some other great affirmations to change your perspective: . “I am exactly where I need to be at the exact right time, having the exact experience I need to be having”. . Or . “My life is unfolding for the benefit of me” . Have an affirmation you’d like to share? Comment below! . And make sure to let me know if this resonates with you 🙏🏼 we have the power to change our perception ✨ . Free guides: LeahPetersFitness.com/free
It’s heeeeeerrrrreeeer ❄️
#weatherinfluencer, new Instagram aspiration
Levi showing off the Halloween diaper mommy finally finished making. 🙈 #huxmodel #makeclothmainstream
I’m doing this alone...
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But is that really a bad thing?
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let me tell you, my recovery journey has been a rollercoaster
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And for the first time in months am truly an independent spirit again
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When I decided to begin recovery I had a therapist which soon moved into a group community (TRIBE YO)
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Literally, the first day one of my therapists said “this is your tribe”
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The first time I was introduced to tribe- another story for another time
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After those 3 months, I ventured off on my own... yay recovery I’m healed right?
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No, because I stopped growing after so long
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And if you’re not growing you’re retreating (sorry to break it to you)
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but that alone time was SO important for me- whether or not I “failed” or “succeeded”
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I got two coaches- 1 for my biz & one for my health
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About a month ago I had my last session with my business coach
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The person who assured me I was doing good, making progress, making the right choices
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The person that was the voice in my head shutting up my demons
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And then this week I had my last session with my Ayurveda coach...
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And it got me thinking
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1 year ago would have been terrified
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Being an independent business owner, no therapist, no coaches...
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To have to hold myself accountable to not only you guys but myself?!
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With depression, a recovering eating disorder, anxiety, addictions, and how many other things
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But I’m like so excited? And you know why?
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prepared me SO fucking well
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Like a good coach should
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They prepare you for this phase, for when you’re in between your supports
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Because they know this is such an important part of the journey- and that it isn’t where it ends
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Life is easy breezy beautiful because i can just trust myself and enjoy the process
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HASHTAG SOMETHING WE ALL FORGET TO DO
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Anyways, I’m just saying
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There are two seasons in your journey that will rotate back and forth-
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One when you need support
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And one where you need to go at ‘er alone
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And so maybe if you’re continuously struggling right now, maybe ask yourself if it’s because you’re trying to force the wrong season?
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Comment a 🤯 if you’re in need of support
I’m doing this alone... . But is that really a bad thing? . let me tell you, my recovery journey has been a rollercoaster . And for the first time in months am truly an independent spirit again . When I decided to begin recovery I had a therapist which soon moved into a group community (TRIBE YO) . Literally, the first day one of my therapists said “this is your tribe” . The first time I was introduced to tribe- another story for another time . After those 3 months, I ventured off on my own... yay recovery I’m healed right? . No, because I stopped growing after so long . And if you’re not growing you’re retreating (sorry to break it to you) . but that alone time was SO important for me- whether or not I “failed” or “succeeded” . So . I got two coaches- 1 for my biz & one for my health . About a month ago I had my last session with my business coach . The person who assured me I was doing good, making progress, making the right choices . The person that was the voice in my head shutting up my demons . And then this week I had my last session with my Ayurveda coach... . And it got me thinking . 1 year ago would have been terrified . Being an independent business owner, no therapist, no coaches... . To have to hold myself accountable to not only you guys but myself?! . With depression, a recovering eating disorder, anxiety, addictions, and how many other things . But I’m like so excited? And you know why? . prepared me SO fucking well . Like a good coach should . They prepare you for this phase, for when you’re in between your supports . Because they know this is such an important part of the journey- and that it isn’t where it ends . Life is easy breezy beautiful because i can just trust myself and enjoy the process . HASHTAG SOMETHING WE ALL FORGET TO DO . Anyways, I’m just saying . There are two seasons in your journey that will rotate back and forth- . One when you need support . And one where you need to go at ‘er alone . And so maybe if you’re continuously struggling right now, maybe ask yourself if it’s because you’re trying to force the wrong season? . Comment a 🤯 if you’re in need of support
SELF-KINDNESS CHALLENGE💕
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Yesterday my coach @cassandrabodzak tagged me in a self-kindness challenge to share 3 kind things about myself. I am pumped to share because this is what my self-love journey has been all about.
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A few years ago someone asked me what I liked most about myself and I specifically remember not being able to think of a single thing I truly liked about myself, let alone loved about myself. The reason being I spent every second of every day criticizing myself based on what I did, how I looked, what I thought, how I felt - even who I was as a person. And I surrounded myself by people who reinforced these beliefs.
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I felt like I was living in an empty, impenetrable shell built from all the self-deprecating thoughts that blocked any warmth or emotions from coming out or in. That shell kept me feeling lonely, misunderstood, and disconnected.
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What I didn't know then that I know now is that the self-deprecating thoughts aren't actually real. They aren't facts. And most importantly, they don't have power over your life - only you have that. When I started living in this new truth, I started shedding the layers and relationships that were not supporting me and truly magical things started to happen.
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The kicker? I DIDN'T HAVE TO CHANGE A SINGLE THING ABOUT ME. In fact, I let myself be more me than I'd ever been. It was a matter of the mind - being aware of and accepting the negative thoughts and choosing not to believe them or let them have a say in my actions. This created space for kind and loving thoughts about myself to start flowing in.
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Here are 3 kind thoughts about myself that have been on my mind lately:
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💕I have a strong connection to my intuition and take action (big and small) to follow it. Even when things don't make sense yet, I feel peace and trust that I am on the right path. I know that am supported.
💕 I love my beautiful, feminine curves - I used to think beauty only meant a stick thin body but now when I look at myself naked in the mirror instead of tearing myself down as I have done for SO many years, I tell myself I look sexy af and I FEEL it too 🔥🔥🔥
💕I am soft, yet courageous...Cont. below in comments 👇🏽
SELF-KINDNESS CHALLENGE💕 . Yesterday my coach @cassandrabodzak tagged me in a self-kindness challenge to share 3 kind things about myself. I am pumped to share because this is what my self-love journey has been all about. . A few years ago someone asked me what I liked most about myself and I specifically remember not being able to think of a single thing I truly liked about myself, let alone loved about myself. The reason being I spent every second of every day criticizing myself based on what I did, how I looked, what I thought, how I felt - even who I was as a person. And I surrounded myself by people who reinforced these beliefs. . I felt like I was living in an empty, impenetrable shell built from all the self-deprecating thoughts that blocked any warmth or emotions from coming out or in. That shell kept me feeling lonely, misunderstood, and disconnected. . What I didn't know then that I know now is that the self-deprecating thoughts aren't actually real. They aren't facts. And most importantly, they don't have power over your life - only you have that. When I started living in this new truth, I started shedding the layers and relationships that were not supporting me and truly magical things started to happen. . The kicker? I DIDN'T HAVE TO CHANGE A SINGLE THING ABOUT ME. In fact, I let myself be more me than I'd ever been. It was a matter of the mind - being aware of and accepting the negative thoughts and choosing not to believe them or let them have a say in my actions. This created space for kind and loving thoughts about myself to start flowing in. . Here are 3 kind thoughts about myself that have been on my mind lately: . 💕I have a strong connection to my intuition and take action (big and small) to follow it. Even when things don't make sense yet, I feel peace and trust that I am on the right path. I know that am supported. 💕 I love my beautiful, feminine curves - I used to think beauty only meant a stick thin body but now when I look at myself naked in the mirror instead of tearing myself down as I have done for SO many years, I tell myself I look sexy af and I FEEL it too 🔥🔥🔥 💕I am soft, yet courageous...Cont. below in comments 👇🏽
Last October, I was so used to having my hand at the plow, my knees dirty from the work, that I didn’t know how to do nothing...I became bewildered by the lack of momentum in my life when God pulled me back from running at 70 mph to what felt like 5.

But the lack of moving in my life wasn’t a curse; it was meant to be a blessing over this last year...He is never annoyed with the slowness of transformation but always delights in the intricate care of redeeming burned things.

And He is not done with us in the midst of fallow seasons. - - - - - - - - - -

wrote a bit about the last year of not being on the mission field, how good Jesus is in the midst of slow-moving seasons, and how often the richest harvest comes after. read the rest of it on my blog [link in profile]
Last October, I was so used to having my hand at the plow, my knees dirty from the work, that I didn’t know how to do nothing...I became bewildered by the lack of momentum in my life when God pulled me back from running at 70 mph to what felt like 5. But the lack of moving in my life wasn’t a curse; it was meant to be a blessing over this last year...He is never annoyed with the slowness of transformation but always delights in the intricate care of redeeming burned things. And He is not done with us in the midst of fallow seasons. - - - - - - - - - - wrote a bit about the last year of not being on the mission field, how good Jesus is in the midst of slow-moving seasons, and how often the richest harvest comes after. read the rest of it on my blog [link in profile]
Stumbled on this unposted shot from my Frozen flower series today❄  Those little bubbles make my heart happy! #artforartssake
Stumbled on this unposted shot from my Frozen flower series today❄ Those little bubbles make my heart happy! #artforartssake 
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Patience, love and compassion.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We all need to have more of these traits for ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We beat ourselves up before being compassionate for ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s one of the biggest things I remind my clients of, we always need to come back to love for ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Compassion for what we did in the moment and to be able to forgive ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We need to be patient. This work takes time. It’s not a quick fix and you need to be invested and willing to show up even when you feel like nothing is changing because it is.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I challenge you to turn to love, compassion and patience where ever you are with your journey with food and your body.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ <3 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #minfdulmoment  #cravingforconfidence  #presentmoment  #bestillandknow  #alifeofintention  #liveinthenow  #igniteyourfire  #evolveandsucceed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #findyourtribe  #abundantlife  #wordsofwisdome  #livingalifeofawareness  #weareone  #selfrealization  #liveinenlightenment  #innerguidance  #vibratehigher  #lookwithin  #everythingisenergy  #wellnesslifestyle  #wellnesslife  #wellnessjourney  #wellnessforlife  #constantlyimproving  #takealeap  #selfloveiskey  #selflovejourney  #celebratingmybody  #balancedlife  #beautyintheeveryday 
Hudo preprost zimski okras – Dom in stil se je od vsega začetka trudil predstavljati  nasvete za naredi sam: nasvete za izdelke, ki smo jih lahko naredili z majhnimi sredstvi, stvari so bile preprosto dosegljive. Seveda smo z veseljem in še vedno bomo radi pisali o lepih, včasih tudi luksuznih stvareh, kajti oči se morajo spočiti in moramo dobiti navdih, da delamo nore, dobre, čudovite stvari – s tem, kar imamo. Danes predstavljamo ta zimsko-jesenski namizni okras. Lonček smo polepšali s staro čipko, ki se je valjala v predalu, ter naredili šopek iz zelenja – prav vseeno je, kaj naberete v teh dneh … pazite le, da izberete zimzelene rastline. ▫️
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#hudopreprosto
#hudopreprostodruzinskoustvarjanje
#hudopreprostestvari
#seasonspoetry
#stillifegallery
#zima #zimskedekoracije
#selfawareness 
#jesen
#naredisam
#dominstil 
#greendecor 
#navdih
#zelenje 
#narejenodoma
#ustvarjanje #ustvarjalninavdih
#mademymonth
#beautyintheeveryday
#mademyway
#kamnik
#mamiblogerkeslovenija
#mamiblogerke 
#advent
#adventnicas
#novoletnedekoracije
#dekoracije
#dominstil
#adventnivenec
#adventnivencek
Hudo preprost zimski okras – Dom in stil se je od vsega začetka trudil predstavljati nasvete za naredi sam: nasvete za izdelke, ki smo jih lahko naredili z majhnimi sredstvi, stvari so bile preprosto dosegljive. Seveda smo z veseljem in še vedno bomo radi pisali o lepih, včasih tudi luksuznih stvareh, kajti oči se morajo spočiti in moramo dobiti navdih, da delamo nore, dobre, čudovite stvari – s tem, kar imamo. Danes predstavljamo ta zimsko-jesenski namizni okras. Lonček smo polepšali s staro čipko, ki se je valjala v predalu, ter naredili šopek iz zelenja – prav vseeno je, kaj naberete v teh dneh … pazite le, da izberete zimzelene rastline. ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ #hudopreprosto  #hudopreprostodruzinskoustvarjanje  #hudopreprostestvari  #seasonspoetry  #stillifegallery  #zima  #zimskedekoracije  #selfawareness  #jesen  #naredisam  #dominstil  #greendecor  #navdih  #zelenje  #narejenodoma  #ustvarjanje  #ustvarjalninavdih  #mademymonth  #beautyintheeveryday  #mademyway  #kamnik  #mamiblogerkeslovenija  #mamiblogerke  #advent  #adventnicas  #novoletnedekoracije  #dekoracije  #dominstil  #adventnivenec  #adventnivencek 
The sky this year had been pretty special...
Here's another and aren't we lucky for it !! #natureatitsbest #beautyintheeveryday #london #fitzrovia #dusk #sunset
Wildflowers (or volunteer plants) are the best! 🌼 My "cultivated" variety of daisy (forget what it's called - a short, dense mound type plant) stopped flowering in early Sept. But this daisy I rescued from a crack in the pavement last year!! Well, it's still blooming away in mid November! 😊👍 #daisyflowers #daisyflower #daisies #whiteflowers #wildflowers #flowers  #volunteerflowersarethebest #mygarden #flowersinthegarden #beautyintheordinary #beautyintheeveryday #autumnflowers #nevertoomanyflowers #flowersinstagram #flowersofinstagram #gardeningmama #gardeningwithkids #gardeninglife #mymonthontheplot #lifeinthegarden #gardenlife #motherhoodunfiltered #motherhoodunplugged #mamalife #reallifemotherhood #lifewithsevenkids #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mumlife
Wildflowers (or volunteer plants) are the best! 🌼 My "cultivated" variety of daisy (forget what it's called - a short, dense mound type plant) stopped flowering in early Sept. But this daisy I rescued from a crack in the pavement last year!! Well, it's still blooming away in mid November! 😊👍 #daisyflowers  #daisyflower  #daisies  #whiteflowers  #wildflowers  #flowers  #volunteerflowersarethebest  #mygarden  #flowersinthegarden  #beautyintheordinary  #beautyintheeveryday  #autumnflowers  #nevertoomanyflowers  #flowersinstagram  #flowersofinstagram  #gardeningmama  #gardeningwithkids  #gardeninglife  #mymonthontheplot  #lifeinthegarden  #gardenlife  #motherhoodunfiltered  #motherhoodunplugged  #mamalife  #reallifemotherhood  #lifewithsevenkids  #motherhoodthroughinstagram  #mumlife 
|| THE LITTLE THINGS || I so badly want to be the “Pinterest mom”. I have always wanted to be a mom and have always loved being creative so it just makes sense that I would always have Pinterest-worthy “stuff” going on at my house every day, right? As we have had more kids and the struggles have increased, I’ve realized that perfect is not possible. The perfectionist in me looks at this photo and wants to change things. That picnic table was made and painted when Audrey was our only child but now I want it painted more neutral. The orange bowl doesn’t match the Elsa plate. There is old yogurt from this morning crusted on the table. And the list goes on. I often want to hold off and not do “special things” on a whim because - how can they be great if they haven’t been properly planned out? Today I chose to teach my children to enjoy the little things. It is snowing in New Jersey so I immediately started thinking about what I could do to make this day even more special and memorable. So, I whipped up some pancakes, put the picnic table in our playroom (sunroom with lots of windows), and we enjoyed watching the snow fall and listened to worship music. Although this one thing was not necessarily perfect (the pancakes stuck to the pan, the kids fought over syrup, etc.), it was an intentional time to enjoy something out of the ordinary together. And even though it wasn’t extravagant and perfect, Audrey looked and me and said, “mommy this is the best day ever!” Let’s remember that our kids don’t see all the fluff and details, they just cling to those intentional, special moments that turn into memories that they carry. ❤️
|| THE LITTLE THINGS || I so badly want to be the “Pinterest mom”. I have always wanted to be a mom and have always loved being creative so it just makes sense that I would always have Pinterest-worthy “stuff” going on at my house every day, right? As we have had more kids and the struggles have increased, I’ve realized that perfect is not possible. The perfectionist in me looks at this photo and wants to change things. That picnic table was made and painted when Audrey was our only child but now I want it painted more neutral. The orange bowl doesn’t match the Elsa plate. There is old yogurt from this morning crusted on the table. And the list goes on. I often want to hold off and not do “special things” on a whim because - how can they be great if they haven’t been properly planned out? Today I chose to teach my children to enjoy the little things. It is snowing in New Jersey so I immediately started thinking about what I could do to make this day even more special and memorable. So, I whipped up some pancakes, put the picnic table in our playroom (sunroom with lots of windows), and we enjoyed watching the snow fall and listened to worship music. Although this one thing was not necessarily perfect (the pancakes stuck to the pan, the kids fought over syrup, etc.), it was an intentional time to enjoy something out of the ordinary together. And even though it wasn’t extravagant and perfect, Audrey looked and me and said, “mommy this is the best day ever!” Let’s remember that our kids don’t see all the fluff and details, they just cling to those intentional, special moments that turn into memories that they carry. ❤️
FROM THE CALENDAR PROJECT
21OCT18

Shot on my Canon Digicam.  I also shot some on my ae1...here is a picture within a picture...an image in front of me, an image behind me and me in the middle.  Although I suspect the film shot was done from up there in the tripod... not quite the same view...
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#myblackandwhiteworld 
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#artproject
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#selfportrait
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#photogram
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#parisienne
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FROM THE CALENDAR PROJECT 21OCT18 Shot on my Canon Digicam. I also shot some on my ae1...here is a picture within a picture...an image in front of me, an image behind me and me in the middle. Although I suspect the film shot was done from up there in the tripod... not quite the same view... ©K.RUSZCZYNSKI #myblackandwhiteworld  #lavieennoiretblanc  #beautyintheeveryday  #artproject  #artinprogress  #selfportrait  #autoportrait  #photogram  #australianwomenartists  #australianphotographer  #homegallery  #studiogallery  #lucagallery  #theshelfist  #parisienne  #supportlivingartists  #selfcare  #reflection  #animageinanimage 
FROM THE CALENDAR PROJECT
21OCT18

Shot on my Canon Digicam.  I also shot some on my AE1program, but I wanted too see how they looked straight away.
It is an image of the afternoon sun, my studio which also doubles as everyone else's lounge room, but mostly its my gallery/studio...
Looking into the reflection of an artwork I made in 2006, a large photogram of a collection of very old bottles my father once dug up in Berrima. 
I only made one of the bottles, even though back in 06, I made about 100 photograms, some small & some huge.  At the time I did some on Roll paper.  10m rolls of photo paper are glorious, but very difficult...
I brought this photogram back from Australia in 2015, I try and bring something back each trip, this was the biggest framed piece I've ever travelled with. ©K.RUSZCZYNSKI
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#artproject
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#selfportrait
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#homegallery
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#lucagallery
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FROM THE CALENDAR PROJECT 21OCT18 Shot on my Canon Digicam. I also shot some on my AE1program, but I wanted too see how they looked straight away. It is an image of the afternoon sun, my studio which also doubles as everyone else's lounge room, but mostly its my gallery/studio... Looking into the reflection of an artwork I made in 2006, a large photogram of a collection of very old bottles my father once dug up in Berrima. I only made one of the bottles, even though back in 06, I made about 100 photograms, some small & some huge. At the time I did some on Roll paper. 10m rolls of photo paper are glorious, but very difficult... I brought this photogram back from Australia in 2015, I try and bring something back each trip, this was the biggest framed piece I've ever travelled with. ©K.RUSZCZYNSKI #myblackandwhiteworld  #lavieennoiretblanc  #beautyintheeveryday  #artproject  #artinprogress  #selfportrait  #autoportrait  #handmade  #photogram  #australianwomenartists  #australianphotographer  #homegallery  #studiogallery  #lucagallery  #theshelfist  #parisienne  #supportlivingartists  #selfcare 
You know what’s awesome? When you are sick and your toddler is sick and then one of your dogs gets sick. And you’re cleaning up dog diarrhea AND dog vomit at the same time while hollerin’ with your barely-there-voice to your clingy toddler to stay back so he doesn’t come walking into the mess. Then he melts into a puddle on the floor and sobs. And you now can’t swallow because you made your sore throat worse. And the dog is pawing at the door to go outside where he will unleash more piles of liquid poo which you have to pick up so the neighbor doesn’t step in it...
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Oh wait. Awful. Not awesome, awful. That’s what I meant. It’s awful.
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But you know what is awesome? When your nephew’s infectious laughter brightens the day. Your seven year old gives you the biggest hug and says everything will get better. The fever you and the toddler had to sweat out doesn’t come back. Your mother shows up with bags of groceries and fills your fridge. And your husband says you’re cute even though you can’t possibly be in your current condition.
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Look for the awesome in the awful.
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And maybe break your own “nothing Christmas related til AFTER thanksgiving” rule by putting up some festive decor and curating your Christmas playlist a little early. 🤷🏼‍♀️
‘Tis always the season to find joy. ✨
You know what’s awesome? When you are sick and your toddler is sick and then one of your dogs gets sick. And you’re cleaning up dog diarrhea AND dog vomit at the same time while hollerin’ with your barely-there-voice to your clingy toddler to stay back so he doesn’t come walking into the mess. Then he melts into a puddle on the floor and sobs. And you now can’t swallow because you made your sore throat worse. And the dog is pawing at the door to go outside where he will unleash more piles of liquid poo which you have to pick up so the neighbor doesn’t step in it... . Oh wait. Awful. Not awesome, awful. That’s what I meant. It’s awful. . But you know what is awesome? When your nephew’s infectious laughter brightens the day. Your seven year old gives you the biggest hug and says everything will get better. The fever you and the toddler had to sweat out doesn’t come back. Your mother shows up with bags of groceries and fills your fridge. And your husband says you’re cute even though you can’t possibly be in your current condition. . Look for the awesome in the awful. . And maybe break your own “nothing Christmas related til AFTER thanksgiving” rule by putting up some festive decor and curating your Christmas playlist a little early. 🤷🏼‍♀️ ‘Tis always the season to find joy. ✨
Yes it’s a dorky picture, but I wanted one that might catch your attention because today is a big day around @delightandbe !!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 TWO THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY: 
1. the giveaway for a copy of the NEW Delight & Be Magazine ends todayyyyy, so if you haven't entered- get those entries in, girl! 😘 you can enter over on the @delightandbe instagram!!! 2. TONIGHT dates & details for the 2019 Spring Retreat are going LIVE! Set your alarms for 6:00 PM PST, so you don't miss it! This happens ONCE a year and my heart is seriously soooo excited!!! I can’t wait to share the details with you tonight!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Yes it’s a dorky picture, but I wanted one that might catch your attention because today is a big day around @delightandbe !!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉 TWO THINGS YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY: 1. the giveaway for a copy of the NEW Delight & Be Magazine ends todayyyyy, so if you haven't entered- get those entries in, girl! 😘 you can enter over on the @delightandbe instagram!!! 2. TONIGHT dates & details for the 2019 Spring Retreat are going LIVE! Set your alarms for 6:00 PM PST, so you don't miss it! This happens ONCE a year and my heart is seriously soooo excited!!! I can’t wait to share the details with you tonight!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Our Third Edition of our beautiful Delight & Be MAGAZINE  is in the shop!!!!! I am sitting here trying to find the perfect words as I desire them to be ones that truly show my heart for this beautiful work of art! 
One year ago, we published our very first edition of our @delightandbe magazine. It was truly a dream come true! We published our second edition this spring. They were both above and beyond amazing! But this one...let me share with you a bit of my heart... We received the print copy in the mail one night. As Marcia and Ethan and my hubby were watching something on TV, I picked it up & couldn’t stop reading it. Even though I was told to be careful with it (as in “don’t crease the cover as we have to take pictures of it!!!), I carefully held this beautiful copy and read each word. I couldn’t put it down. 
The images are just as beautiful if not more than the last edition, but these words are powerful. I know life-changing sounds so dramatic...but honestly wow! Wow! Wow!! I want every woman young and old to read this magazine! It is truly that good! I just am in awe. 
A huge shout out to our amazing @imhannahjean, @stephanienunley and @immarciamary —-the magazine wouldn’t exist without you!!! And thank you to all our incredible contributors! 
I can’t imagine a more perfect Christmas present!!! Pre-orders are now open! Link in profile!!
Our Third Edition of our beautiful Delight & Be MAGAZINE is in the shop!!!!! I am sitting here trying to find the perfect words as I desire them to be ones that truly show my heart for this beautiful work of art! One year ago, we published our very first edition of our @delightandbe magazine. It was truly a dream come true! We published our second edition this spring. They were both above and beyond amazing! But this one...let me share with you a bit of my heart... We received the print copy in the mail one night. As Marcia and Ethan and my hubby were watching something on TV, I picked it up & couldn’t stop reading it. Even though I was told to be careful with it (as in “don’t crease the cover as we have to take pictures of it!!!), I carefully held this beautiful copy and read each word. I couldn’t put it down. The images are just as beautiful if not more than the last edition, but these words are powerful. I know life-changing sounds so dramatic...but honestly wow! Wow! Wow!! I want every woman young and old to read this magazine! It is truly that good! I just am in awe. A huge shout out to our amazing @imhannahjean, @stephanienunley and @immarciamary —-the magazine wouldn’t exist without you!!! And thank you to all our incredible contributors! I can’t imagine a more perfect Christmas present!!! Pre-orders are now open! Link in profile!!
Life can change in an instant, and the world as we know it can suddenly be heartbreakingly over, so try and remember to look around every once in a while at everything and everyone you once wished and prayer for, and see them for the blessings that they truly are.

They won't always be there, and neither will you. But your grateful heart can take note of their particular beauty and zany originality while we are all still here, together.
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Life can change in an instant, and the world as we know it can suddenly be heartbreakingly over, so try and remember to look around every once in a while at everything and everyone you once wished and prayer for, and see them for the blessings that they truly are. They won't always be there, and neither will you. But your grateful heart can take note of their particular beauty and zany originality while we are all still here, together. . 💙♥️💛💚💜💖🖤 . #motivate  #motivational  #motivationalquotes  #inspirational  #inspirationalquotes  #inspire  #highervibrations  #higherawareness  #gratitude  #grateful  #gratefulheart  #mindset  #blessed  #prayers  #prayer  #thebigpicture  #healing  #intention  #blogger  #writer  #mentalhealth  #bipolar  #anxiety  #fibromyalgia  #beautyintheeveryday  #motivationalquotes  #positivethinking  #positivevibes  #quotestoliveby  #quotesaboutlife  #chronicillness 
Feeling a bit nostalgic on this Throw-back-Thursday......
I painted this watercolor in high school. Our art teacher, Mr. Ressel would set-up a still-life in the middle of the narrow art room each quarter. I took a page from his example when I became an art teacher and did the same. Just like my high school still-life display, my elementary displays always had a sign, "DO NOT TOUCH THE STILL-LIFE!!!"
Funny, I remember painting the blemish in the pumpkin on the left, even though most students in the room didn't.
Even then I saw beauty in the imperfections of life.
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Feeling a bit nostalgic on this Throw-back-Thursday...... I painted this watercolor in high school. Our art teacher, Mr. Ressel would set-up a still-life in the middle of the narrow art room each quarter. I took a page from his example when I became an art teacher and did the same. Just like my high school still-life display, my elementary displays always had a sign, "DO NOT TOUCH THE STILL-LIFE!!!" Funny, I remember painting the blemish in the pumpkin on the left, even though most students in the room didn't. Even then I saw beauty in the imperfections of life. Sent via @planoly #planoly  #artistsofinstagram  #artiststudio  #floridaartist  #nature  #musings  #thoughts  #thestudiosource  #livemoremagic  #artstudio  #throwbackthursday  #watercolor  #watercolorpainting  #pumpkin  #stilllife  #autumnvibes  #highschoolartteacher  #warmcolors  #artteacher  #beautyintheeveryday 
"You have made the moon, the stars, the universe full of light. May we bring light to others as we begin this Advent Season."
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This prayer is the very first prayer in Advent Calendar I will be releasing later today. It is also the first piece I created for the calendar. I didn't know it at the time, but this prayer is at the heart of what I created to share with you. It is also what I want to fill my spirit with this Christmas. Awe at the beauty of the world, and a commitment to share my light and love with others.
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This afternoon, as long as no crazy glitches come up, I will be opening my Etsy shop with my calendar. It is not a typical calendar, but a visual and reflective guide for the season. It is a collection of small photographic prints I created that move through the season with prayers, scripture, hymns, quotes, and prompts written on the back. Some of the images are more obviously Christmas, but many portray a mood or feeling around Christmas. There are images from my home here in Minnesota, all the way to Sweden and Norway. I created pieces so that when you see them, you can stop and look and think about what the images might mean to you or how they make you feel. •
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I can't wait to share them with you! Keep your eyes open this afternoon for when I open my shop, and I may even have a grand opening discount code here for you as well!
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"You have made the moon, the stars, the universe full of light. May we bring light to others as we begin this Advent Season." • • This prayer is the very first prayer in Advent Calendar I will be releasing later today. It is also the first piece I created for the calendar. I didn't know it at the time, but this prayer is at the heart of what I created to share with you. It is also what I want to fill my spirit with this Christmas. Awe at the beauty of the world, and a commitment to share my light and love with others. • • This afternoon, as long as no crazy glitches come up, I will be opening my Etsy shop with my calendar. It is not a typical calendar, but a visual and reflective guide for the season. It is a collection of small photographic prints I created that move through the season with prayers, scripture, hymns, quotes, and prompts written on the back. Some of the images are more obviously Christmas, but many portray a mood or feeling around Christmas. There are images from my home here in Minnesota, all the way to Sweden and Norway. I created pieces so that when you see them, you can stop and look and think about what the images might mean to you or how they make you feel. • • I can't wait to share them with you! Keep your eyes open this afternoon for when I open my shop, and I may even have a grand opening discount code here for you as well! • • With Love, • • Whitney • • • • • • • • • • • #adventcalendar  #presentoverperfect  #findjoy  #beautyintheeveryday  #faithinspired  #heartcentered  #celebratechristmas  #graceupongrace  #christmascalendar  #adventcalendar2018  #liturgicalliving  #contemplation  #christmasinspiration  #christmasmood  #christmaspresentideas  #episcopal  #fillyourcup  #lightoftheworld  #havefaith  #daringgreatly  #divineguidance  #joyinthejourney  #innerhealing  #wholeheartedness  #wholeheartedliving  #soulscripts  #liveintentionally  #communityofchristiancreatives  #meditation  #spiritualjourney 
And never forget it ✨
And never forget it ✨
Do you have that? When you're walking down the street, maybe one you've walked a hundred times, but today you see something in a new way. A way so beautiful it stops you for a moment to take it in a little more and really appreciate it. How it is, and that it simply IS. Being it's self in it's own perfect and unique way, and feeling a connection with this beauty. And then to be aware that if you can see and notice this in things and people around you, you can see and notice it in yourself...a reflection of your own ideas, thoughts, actions. And as so, I watch the kind of energy I put out reflect back to me in my surroundings. A little game of magic we play with life:) 🌸

#lisbon #flowersofportugal #natureincities #artinnature #flowerphotography #beautyintheeveryday #reflections #selflove #whatyouputoutiswhatyougetback #noticethelittlethings #awareness #magicoflife
Do you have that? When you're walking down the street, maybe one you've walked a hundred times, but today you see something in a new way. A way so beautiful it stops you for a moment to take it in a little more and really appreciate it. How it is, and that it simply IS. Being it's self in it's own perfect and unique way, and feeling a connection with this beauty. And then to be aware that if you can see and notice this in things and people around you, you can see and notice it in yourself...a reflection of your own ideas, thoughts, actions. And as so, I watch the kind of energy I put out reflect back to me in my surroundings. A little game of magic we play with life:) 🌸 #lisbon  #flowersofportugal  #natureincities  #artinnature  #flowerphotography  #beautyintheeveryday  #reflections  #selflove  #whatyouputoutiswhatyougetback  #noticethelittlethings  #awareness  #magicoflife 
I love where I live - but really where I live is planet Earth. 
These days if I stay too long in the same spot I go a little crazy. 
So right now I’ve just about lost me last marble 👍🏻 Chin up & plod on so me Dad would say. Not long before a change. 🍁 .
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#cityofsunderland #wearhere #townbridge #autumnleaves #lowsun #hawayman #mackems #beautyintheeveryday #positivity #orangeleaves #riverwearwalk #wisewordsfromdad #lostmemarbles
Мы неба не боялись рискованно... •

#sunset #skywalkers #skylovers #lovelyart #lovestagram #dailyart #beautyintheeveryday #bbyme #byHilola
Ok there are a few things you should never look directly at, we've been trying to explain to our kids why they shouldn't look directly at the sun. Very funny working out ways to describe the effects to such tiny people! Don't make authentic eye contact with a magpie, raven, or crow (eye pecking 🐦 kind), and children who no matter how naughty they are can win you over with those big eyes and you have to remain tough! It's torture! #parentinghacks are you kidding me?! No way, you'll never get that kind of advice from me. Only to let you know that on the other side of this correspondence, I'm a real human, with BIG dreams, way too many Swedish clogs, and has to lock up dried fruit and pickles from my youngest for obvious reasons or else... 😴 Still with me? 💥🔆 Knock-knock! You should know by now I love nature, I'm obsessed with patterns, and I'm a professional development junkie 🤷. I love learning, I love teaching others (especially my kids), and try to help you #noticemore in your everyday life. So try this for your stretch into the weekend for some amazing calm I discovered just now (yes, just now). I noticed if you stand just a little bit back from your showerhead and don't look directly at the water but through it to whatever you have on the wall (mine, white tiles) makes the most relaxing dancing pattern of playful light, and added to the sound of the water falling to your feet... Well that's the best example of being in the moment today I can give you. So there! 🌃 I'll be up with the 🐦🐦 bright and early tomorrow. Night ❤️M.
Ok there are a few things you should never look directly at, we've been trying to explain to our kids why they shouldn't look directly at the sun. Very funny working out ways to describe the effects to such tiny people! Don't make authentic eye contact with a magpie, raven, or crow (eye pecking 🐦 kind), and children who no matter how naughty they are can win you over with those big eyes and you have to remain tough! It's torture! #parentinghacks  are you kidding me?! No way, you'll never get that kind of advice from me. Only to let you know that on the other side of this correspondence, I'm a real human, with BIG dreams, way too many Swedish clogs, and has to lock up dried fruit and pickles from my youngest for obvious reasons or else... 😴 Still with me? 💥🔆 Knock-knock! You should know by now I love nature, I'm obsessed with patterns, and I'm a professional development junkie 🤷. I love learning, I love teaching others (especially my kids), and try to help you #noticemore  in your everyday life. So try this for your stretch into the weekend for some amazing calm I discovered just now (yes, just now). I noticed if you stand just a little bit back from your showerhead and don't look directly at the water but through it to whatever you have on the wall (mine, white tiles) makes the most relaxing dancing pattern of playful light, and added to the sound of the water falling to your feet... Well that's the best example of being in the moment today I can give you. So there! 🌃 I'll be up with the 🐦🐦 bright and early tomorrow. Night ❤️M.
The sun shine through a tree, that white dot. I love the contrast between the dark texture of the tree branches and the sky. I’m thinking about how I can bring that upward moving scratchy texture into my painting and what tool I might use to achieve that. What has inspired you today?
#inspiredonmycommute
#naturesforms
#beautyintheeveryday
The sun shine through a tree, that white dot. I love the contrast between the dark texture of the tree branches and the sky. I’m thinking about how I can bring that upward moving scratchy texture into my painting and what tool I might use to achieve that. What has inspired you today? #inspiredonmycommute  #naturesforms  #beautyintheeveryday 
My beautiful Larnaka ✨🖤
My beautiful Larnaka ✨🖤
Share a memory - old or new!
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You know I can't choose one so I just looked up some of the happenings on this date in past years. The first one I stumbled upon was from when M was trying on dresses to be a flower girl for the first time for my sister's wedding. And then to be fair, I found some of E trying on a flower girl dress and during a wedding rehearsal. 👰💍
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I love a good look down memory lane. M created a slideshow the other day with pics from an album of her cousin...it had music and everything. I'm not a very sappy emotional person but I do love a good photo slideshow...with music. ❤️😛
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Do you like to document memories using photos, words, videos...?
Share a memory - old or new! . You know I can't choose one so I just looked up some of the happenings on this date in past years. The first one I stumbled upon was from when M was trying on dresses to be a flower girl for the first time for my sister's wedding. And then to be fair, I found some of E trying on a flower girl dress and during a wedding rehearsal. 👰💍 . I love a good look down memory lane. M created a slideshow the other day with pics from an album of her cousin...it had music and everything. I'm not a very sappy emotional person but I do love a good photo slideshow...with music. ❤️😛 . Do you like to document memories using photos, words, videos...?
Morning, sky! You pretty.
Morning, sky! You pretty.
mission find rad patterned sheets to match rad patterned pillow: complete!✔️🙌🏼💙 #targetyall #guestbedroom #blues #homedecor #beautyintheeveryday #almostreadyforguests