This Wave is sold, but my heart is so lightened and joyful when I see it. It was my first wave on canvas and the beginning of confidence in possibilities that I dared to grasp. Art has been the only aspect of my life that I have knowingly and approvingly, given up control. Truth-I’m a recovering control freak, OCD Style. When the creating is done, it is always new and yet, it’s a little bit of me that has always been there, out for the world to see. And just like life, art’s reality is all about perceptions and interpretations. That can be very scary. What if someone doesn’t like it? What if they reject me? ...............Today, I’m thanking God, for so many people in my circle, who love and support me. And for my story that He continues to write. I don’t know how or when it ends, but I know He’s always making me new and He lives in me. Just like you, I’m a work of art that Jesus has created and is part of Him in this world. You are priceless💙 #thankful#sunday#resting#chronicillness#svt#pots#dysautonomia#art#tnartist#jennydennisart#choosejoy#keepgoing#arttherapy#home#spoonie#spoonielife#waves#water#blues
The decisions we make~ make the life we live. 💫💫
So if we want to live better, we must decide better.
2 of those most powerful words in the English language. They have the POWER to change our life.
Can you imagine how great it would be if you didn’t have to DREAD saying YES and felt completely EMPOWERED to say NO !?
“The Eucharist is the ultimate inspiration for a stewardship way of life. When we contemplate this gift of God, we will want to make a joyful return to Him. Mass will become anything but routine and we will love each day as His passionate disciples.” .
Check out the rest of this week’s Stewardship Reflection on our blog: https://www.catholicsteward.com/2018/08/02/stewardship-bulletin-reflection-august-19-2018/
Have you tried #letote ? I’m kind of obsessed. Do you get bored with what you have to choose from in your closet?
It’s kind of like #rtr and #stitchfix had a baby. They style you and let you know what they are and you have 48 hours to swap stuff out. You don’t have to purchase any items at all, you can if you want, and it’s like $70 a month. You can get as many totes as you can in a month for the same cost.
If you want to try, message me and I’ll send you a free one.
My family and I have embarked on this new journey that God has called us to from Maine to Florida. To some that may seem amazing, and to others it may be terrifying because of the uncertainty. •
In the midst of it all and in our circumstances, we can either let fear hold us back from our blessings, or we can choose to lean into our rock and Savior and trust in his will and good plans for our lives. #choosejoy#havefaith#trust
Dear self (and every woman reading this), YOU ARE ENOUGH even when you’ve convinced yourself you’re not.
—- It’s funny that back in high school I thought I was “fat” and really struggled with my body image. Fast forward 8 years, two kids later and I am probably 40 pounds heavier than I should be. I’ve neglected myself for years now but at the same time my body has carried and birthed two sweet babies. I also went through a season of depression after loosing our 3rd child, and I really neglected myself as I worked through the pain. I might not be where I want to be and where society tells me I should be weight wise, but I am happier than I’ve been in a very long time. Finding my(your) happiness was(is) the most important thing. Once I did that I was able to start working towards my health goals. My outward appearance may lack what it used to but I’ve gained much more through motherhood and my walk, spiritually. —- The last two years i’ve learned a lot. I’ve made countless mistakes, but i’ve gained confidence and built something wonderful in God that can’t be shaken or touched. I used to be a perfectionist and cared deeply about what people said or thought about me- so much so that it caused severe anxiety. I know not everyone will like me, and thats ok. As my mom would say “your not always going to be someones cup of tea”. —- I’ve noticed we as mothers tend to get a lot of criticism, and our every action is pulled apart. And at times we tear each other apart when we should be lifting each other up, as sisters in Christ. Fixing each others crowns when they fall to the ground. And ignoring that doubt that creeps in. Standing strong together. —- Several weeks ago I saw a quote from @shetheroar that said “stop trying to get from others what you can only get from God”. That one hit me deep, in a good and profound way. It’s easy to doubt yourself and to think of all the flaws you have but Ephesians 2:10 reminds us otherwise, “for we are God’s masterpiece”. He knows us by name and the deepest parts of our heart, because he he is there. Just remember, people don’t determine YOUR worth. You are good enough. You are loved.
Crossed something off my bucket list last night. Blurry, obstructed photo, but I was too busy waka waka’ing my buns off. Shakira, you are a gift to the world and we don’t deserve you. T’estimo. #ElDoradoTour
We are busy, life is busy. But does busy mean that we forget about ourselves? Our emotional health? Our mental health? Our physical health? Life gets busy, it gets messy and forgetful; before we even know it we’ve let ourselves go. Then all the sudden we are looking in the mirror not even recognizing ourselves, not only physically but mentally. We see our reflection and think, “wow- who am I and what have I become?“ .
It happened to me, and I thought, “how did this even happen?” I lived an empty, boring, repetitive life of insecurity, doubt and passivity- no longer was I the “go getter” that people once described me as. Then something shifted- I found out I was worth something. I found a gift I had- encouragement. I realized that even though I may not be able to change the world around me- the busyness, the messiness, the chaos... I CAN change the reflection in the mirror, I CAN choose to say “I AM” instead of “I’m not”. No one is responsible for myself except myself- so I threw away the excuses and stopped trying to blame my physical, emotional and mental health on life’s circumstances, I took off the dirty clothes of what people labeled me as and I chose to live freely. .
I want you to live freely- insecurity free, doubt free, excuse free. I want you to have the revelation that has changed my life. I want to help you, encourage you, love you, and help you realize that YOU ARE _________ . •
If you want to join this journey, message me! If you just need someone to talk with, message me! I’m not here for personal gain, I here to help you overcome your biggest obstacles!! ❤️❤️❤️•
|| Happy Sunday! Grabbed some fresh bread and fruit from the farmer’s market this morning 👩🏻🌾 Made some delicious breakfast toast topped with @good_culture cottage cheese for the fam bam 🍞🧀🍓🍍🥑 They loved it so much that they want it on the regular! What have I gotten myself into 🙈 || #sundayfunday#goodmorning
Just two more sleeps to go!
I LOVE this training so much - I love how it has grown and developed and how every woman who joins it, contributes to it. 🌸
I LOVE that we spend 3 days in Circle together exploring, experiencing and experimenting.
I LOVE that we cover the mystical elements of Circles AND the practical elements of including circles in your business model.
I LOVE that so many of the women who have joined me for this training are holding regular circles! 🌸
If you’re feeling the call to step onto this path, this training may be what supports you in finding the courage and confidence to do it! 🌸
And I have now translated it into an on line course!!
I’m super excited about sharing it with more women. 🌸
AND I am officially certified in the methods of Inspired Emotional Freedom
Techniques (EFT), Mindfulness and Sub-Conscious Repatterning!! 🌸
Learning and experiencing these methods has helped me to deepen my own capacity to hold space in Circle, to broaden my approach to working through our sister wounds and working with our shadow. 🌸
Through this training I have added another layer to my Women’s Circle Holder training and will be bringing this to the on line course!
Exciting times 💙
Gardening is similar to "weeding" out the toxic people in your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I pulled weeds I noticed how some weeds look like flowers. As I dug deeper I noticed some were hiding amongst the flowers. They are difficult to remove, but so rewarding to pull out! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Toxic people suck out your energy. they disguise themselves as good people. We tend to leave them there. But why? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Life is too short. Say goodbye to the difficult people in your life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Make room for yourself. Make room for new people who will lift you up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Morning pretties ✨ The colder mornings have me wishing for Autumn and I’ve even placed a couple of seasonal ASOS hauls 🍂 These Toffee Fudge Walnut & Pear Muffins are my little nod to the colder seasons - All I need now is a Pumpkin Spice Latte 🦔☕️ I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! Sending lots of love 💛😽