I’ve certainly been guilty of this and still find myself fighting the temptation to interject my thoughts before someone has finished their sentence. When entering a conversation I try to take an empathetic stance and truly be present in moment to understand their point of view.
I’ve found that by writing down my thoughts when I have them allows me to maintain an active presence in the conversation and avoid interrupting the flow of thought.
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I'll be honest, I don't like mornings. I have never been a morning person and would sleep until 10 AM daily if I had the chance (which obviously I don't #momlife ). I usually lay in bed until the last possible minute, bring Kai breakfast in bed so I can close my eyes for a few more seconds or on the rare extra lazy occasion ask my family to take Kai in the morning so I can go back to sleep 😅 I realized that this negative mindset towards mornings throws my whole day off which is why I decided to start getting up an hour earlier than Kai wakes up to have that time to myself. This morning is day one. I got up, even despite being up numerous times in the night, and had tea, read a chapter of my book, had a shower, did some stretches on my yoga mat and diffused all the En R Gee of course 🙋🏼 I filled my own cup up before meeting the needs of my child and I feel better this morning than I have in months. Highly recommend to all the mamas out there!
Some days this sign doesn’t speak to me. I walk right past it without even glancing at it. ✌️
But on other days — you know the ones where you barely make it out of bed, don’t want to be there, and the smallest thing can cause you to give up — on those days this sign says “you got here, now don’t waste this f**king opportunity.” 💪 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Can you think of 5 things you're grateful for today?🤔
It's been a little over a week since I started writing down what I was grateful for every morning. Along with my self-care routine of having coffee on the deck with Katniss, I started a gratitude journal where I write 5-10 things I'm grateful for every morning.
What a game changer! It completely shifts your mindset for the day, but obviously some days are harder than others and that's okay. Life gets in the way.
Here are some of the things I have been grateful for since I started my journal.
💜I am grateful to understand that my values also mean I must own those qualities in myself before I value them in others.
💙 I am grateful for my journey. All the good/bad experiences teach me something new and continue to shape me into who I am today.
💚 I am grateful that God gave me another day to live and that I am becoming more God-conscious.
🧡 I am grateful for supportive and understanding parents who want me to challenge myself. I am grateful for my support system that has never given up on me.
💛 I am grateful for finally realizing my worth, value, and that I am enough. I am not delusional for wanting more in life, but better late than never.
♥️ I am grateful for the opportunity to re-learn, re-love, and understand myself. I am grateful for my personal development, my on-going self-discovery, and my emotional intelligence.
💞 I am grateful for the opportunity of understanding compassion, loyalty, responsibility, and unconditional love through Katniss.
As crazy as life can be at times, I find it necessary to create quiet times. It's easy to get caught up in the busyness of life - whether you are a parent, a single parent, an only parent, an entrepreneur, an employee, a stay at home mom or dad, or an in-between. Make it a priority to be quiet. Your mind may wander and that's ok. Just allow it to happen and then simply remind it of where you are right then. Some of my best ideas come when I remind myself to be quiet. #embracethejourney#itsaprocess#foodforthought#harpethriver#narrowsoftheharpeth#meditation#bepresent
The birds have vanished down the sky. Now the last cloud drains away.
We sit together, the mountain and me, until only the mountain remains. - Li Po, “Zazen on Ching-t’ing Mountain”
What does this poem mean to you?
What can we learn from a mountain ⛰? Shot by @jimmy_chin
🐱Cat-Camels. I LOVE this exercise! Great for stress relief, back mobility & overall goodness •
1️⃣ Breathe IN — Round your back up slowly
2️⃣ Count to 5 — Hold position
3️⃣ Breathe OUT — Allow your back to extend down slowly
4️⃣ Count to 5 — Hold position
5️⃣ Do 10 times •
✔️Great way to start the weekend.
Last day in Corpus... 💙 I woke up early to do laundry, pack, tidy up, etc. But I was able to get down to the pool & journal, pray, think... 📖🙏💭I need this time every so often to ground myself and to remember to be thankful. I tend to focus on: what's next, what are my goals, what do I want?!?!?!👊 Sometimes, you need to stop, be PRESENT and be thankful!!! I try for at least 5 mins a day buuuut, sometimes I spend my 5 mins of "mindfulness" thinking about my to-do list... 🤔🤷♀️🤦♀️😂😜 #workinonit#progressnotperfection
To all my new friends here in Corpus, I'll miss you!!!! Come see me in Portland!!! 💙🎊🌍
I’ve always been the kind of person who didn’t just want to make a “good” choice, I wanted to make the RIGHT choice. I wanted choices to be black and white. I wanted to know that whatever choice I made (career, living location, spouse, etc) was the right decision. Spoiler, decisions and choices aren’t always black and white and there isn’t always a right or a wrong. They’re just choices. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re bad, but sometimes they’re also just neutral. I need to take the pressure off of myself to find the one and only perfect choice because more often than not, it doesn’t exist. For a perfectionist like me, this is pretty freaking freeing. ✨
My dear friend @jessodaniel tagged me in a photo of the amazing @taoporchonlynch...the world famous 100 year old yogini. She said, “This will be you!” It really got me thinking about why I teach yoga and my personal yoga practice. My intentions as a teacher are easy:
• To allow others to see the incredulous beauty, light and wisdom they possess
• To encourage others to feel good and discover ways that they can feel their best
• To remind people that they are perfectly created beings and that it takes awareness, patience, and self-love to reveal the best version of themselves
• To share the transformative, rejuvenating and uplifting power of a yoga practice
• To witness others being fully present and discovering their own physical bodies in a way that brings gratitude and joy for the gift of this life
Turns out, my intentions for my own practice are the exact same! And maybe, just maybe, I’ll be lucky enough to still be practicing and teaching when I turn 100!
Be PRESENT. What does that mean to you?
When I was in college, I spent a lot of my energy comparing myself to other people. Not only that, I spent even more time judging my own body and never really feeling comfortable and confident in it.
I think if you asked any of my friends, they probably would have told you I was the most confident of the group, but inside, all I was always thinking about was how uncomfortable I was.
I had a couple of friends who were thinner and looked like they felt amazing all the time! I wanted that so much, and it’s almost literally what I thought about day in, and day out!
Looking back it’s hard for me to think about, mostly because I was NEVER fully present with those around me. In every gathering of my family or friends, instead of enjoying the time with them, I was thinking, “Do they think I’ve gained weight? Ugh I’m the biggest friend here!” I even declined invitations because I didn’t want to have to spend the entire day in my closet, finding something that didn’t make me hate my body!
We only have a certain amount of energy to give each day. At this point in my life, I was using nearly all my energy being worried about what others thought of me and how uncomfortable I was in my body, rather than focusing my energy on having fun with my friends and family.
I’m so relieved and so happy that I now spend my energy on being present with others. It feels AMAZING to feel confident in all of my clothes, and not give one thought to what others might be thinking of me, because I like me, and I’m comfortable and confident being me! I deserve that, and so do you.
Are you being fully preset and giving your energy to enjoying those around you instead of worrying about your body? If not, we need to talk. ♥️
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Yesterday morning in my dreams I was speaking to my mom.... I was asking her a question.... "Mom, How are you?" and she responded SO loudly with the word NOW! So loud that it woke me up out of my dream. Her voice was so clear. I got the message mama! The greatest gift we can offer anyone is our full presence. It is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves. <3 Loving you always and miss you every single day. Giving thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
How do you stay present?
One of my themes this summer has been about being more present. Time slows down just enough in the summer time and it has allowed me to really see when I am present and when I am not. Tuning into presence over here and creating more of it <3 #wearealljustwalkingeachotgerhome#now#thetimeisnow#liveinthemoment#bepresent#givethanks#lovefromabove#lovefrombelow#lovefromwithin
Drop a 💪 emoji below if you got SOME sort of movement in today (or plan to 👌)! Whether it's a workout at home like this guy and I did today (okay, maybe just me... he slept 😂), or a walk, a class at the gym... let's CELEBRATE it! #tgif#celebratethejourney
Começando este novo ano com energias renovadas, com foco e amor em novos projetos e com muita gratidão no coração por todas as pessoas lindas que estão Presentes na minha vida!! Lhes desejo com carinho um fim de semana maravilhoso!! 🙏🏻❤️ Gio #vegan#healthcoach#plantbased#rawveganlife#bepresent
“Get up and keep getting up”. This morning was a really hard morning for me. We have been pushing really hard the last 2 weeks @ironindustryathletics. I have made an effort to be present and push boundaries on each workout and lift. This morning I could feel the mental and emotional exhaustion set in. I looked at the programming before my warm-up and already was like “man this is going to suck at the end of today”. Poor attitude and I told myself nope chin up focus on the work and my mindset improved through my warm-up. Then towards the end of my session I had to do 3,6,9,12,15 strict weighted Pull-ups and thrusters at 105#. I made a few crappy comments that @joshandthegym overheard.. (why are these still so hard for me ?? Dropped a few “F” bombs during the pullups). He quickly reminded me to focus on the work not the outcome. And I got to work and got it done. Then it was an AMRAP of 12 thrusters and 39 DU for 10 minutes..🙄🤮. Before I started @joshandthegym pulled me aside and reminded me to focus on what I can do today.. I 😭.... I said do you you ever feel exhausted from bringing your best everyday. He reminded me that yes you guys are working your ASS off, but we need to focus on the work at hand “what can I do right now to the best of my ability”. And I got to work. The workout still hurt but I did it:) Training is real work. Emotional, Mental, and Physical. It’s not all 😋☀️. But I walk away stronger every day. I’m so thankful for my training group @ironindustryathletics and my coach @joshandthegym.
@carrielynnbea 📸 @mad_rix
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Do you agree? Why or why not? Do you believe you have to be different to achieve your goals? I do. Because what has gotten you here will not get you there. You can’t have a different life if you continue being the person who created the life you currently have. If you’re not reaching your goals it’s because you’re not BEING the person who reaches those goals. .
If you want something different for yourself, you must starting BEING the person who has that something different. How does she think? How does she act? What decision would she make? How does she show up for herself, for the world? .
The life you currently have was created by the old you. If you continue being the old you, you’ll continue creating exactly what you have now. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just the way this material world works. BUT if you do want something different for yourself then you do need to start BEING a different person, showing up differently, thinking differently, taking different actions, feeling differently, and focusing on different things. .
Thoughts? ❤️ p.s. wish me a safe drive today! I’m leaving for Los Angeles in T-minus 1 hour! 🚗beep beep!
It doesn't have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don't try and make them elaborate, this isn't a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak. - Mary Oliver