Fall, beautiful. I love every season , each for different reasons, but by far my favorite is definitely Fall. Cool mornings, warm afternoons, the smell of rich earth as it prepares for slumber.
Before the last few years I went through a long period where I ruined my favorite season but thinking about the season that follows. My thoughts were similar to many that we hear way too often up here in the Upper Midwest. Thoughts of scarcity, of not having enough of the warm, beautiful weather. Thoughts about the short, cold days ahead.
When I was thinking about how much I was dreading the coming Winter, I shorted myself from enjoying the best time of the year. I prefer to think from a place of abundance, to enjoy the right here, the right now. What is your favorite season and why?
Making things happen! 🎥
Myself and a great team have been producing the sh*t out of this feature film we’re shooting in Dec. I’m also acting in it with an incredible cast we assembled. It’s a powerful script, both profoundly heartbreaking and life-affirming. Written by one of our Railtown instructors Anthony Shim, who will also direct. This week I get to take my producer hat off and rehearse for a few hours a day and dig into the material as an actor. Glorious! We’re able to make this movie with such a seasoned exceptional cast because of the @ubcp_actra ULB Agreement. That and a generous, supportive community stepping up in every way to make this happen has got me feeling pretty damn grateful and proud.
#indiefilm @daughterthefilm @railtownactorsstudio #film#railtownactorsstudio#ubcp#union#actors#producing#doingthework#lovewhatyoudo
Myself and a great team have been producing the sh*t out of this feature film to shoot in Dec. I’m also acting in it with an incredible cast we assembled. It’s a powerful script, both profoundly heartbreaking and life affirming. Written by one of our Railtown instructors Anthony Shim, who will also direct. This week I get to take my producer hat off and rehearse for a few hours a day and dig in as an actor. Glorious! We’re able to make this movie with such a seasoned exceptional cast because of the @ubcp_actra ULB Agreement. That and a generous supportive community stepping up in every way to make this happen got me feeling pretty damn grateful and proud. -
#indiefilm @daughterthefilm @railtownactorsstudio #film#railtownactorsstudio#ubcp#actors#producing#doingthework#lovewhatyoudo#union#vancity#community
Lady Warriors "Dressed for Success"! Basketball is in the air! Be sure to join us for the first game of the season as we take on the Lady Lions of Lakewood on November 1, 2018 in McAlester beginning at 4:00!
Success does not come to those who wish for it, comes to those who work for it.
We don't back down, back up, or back away! EVER!!! #DOINGTHEWORK#GONNACOMEATYOU#RELENTLESS
This week for the #wednesdaychallenge lets continue with the #purge of things. Get your #focus right and you’ll be amazed what you can get done each day..
My husband got down all of the baby clothes from the loft. So I’ve challenged myself to do two boxes a day. We’re going expecting a beautiful boy nine weeks today, so I’m sorting through all his big sisters things..... there’s so much!
So for the next 5 days join me and set your timer for just 12 minutes and you’ll be amazed at what you can get done. Tag me in your progress I’d love to see what you’re achieving this week 😊 #wednesdaychallenge#just12minutes
🌀SACRED TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE 🌀
with Teigh Gilson, AKA @tblissyogi
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th, 5-7PM
in the new THE WELLNESS WING🕊
Sacred Transformation Circle is an intimate workshop that ignites deep healing, uplift and immediate transformation. Teigh is thrilled to bring this signature workshop to her Light on Lotus family! Modalities utilized and explored: guided and silent meditation to healing frequencies, affirmative prayer/spiritual grounding and a process called Life Visioning, wherein you catch Spirit’s vision for your life. Each participant will have the opportunity to share, listen and make a personal prayer request. We will then hold each other in a field of love as we experience the powerful and healing effect of affirmative prayer/spiritual grounding in action. Bring a journal, an intention, and an open heart. Be ready to tap into the infinite well of peace and potential available to us all.
New week// new goals. A question I’m asking myself this week: what are my limiting beliefs & what steps can I take to overcome them?
I have always found that I struggle in finding the balance of health, fitness, and life that I’m seeking— but I’ve only recently realized that it’s due to my own internal beliefs. To change a mindset is to challenge years of experiences that have contributed to that mindset, and it’s work that takes time and a lot of effort. So here I am: moving in silence, doing a lot of internal work- making myself believe that I can get to a point where healthy is my normal- meal prepping and training hard. I’m putting in a lot of work to change my habits, and this week that means reminding myself that traveling does not have to equal overindulgence. •
Take a look at our collective history for examples where beliefs and assumptions have torn: countries, communities, friends and lovers apart. Don’t get wrapped up in the egoistic nature of peoples projections, judgments, and bullshit. Choose to disengage from shit talking, gossiping and “telephone line” communicating (what someone said that someone said)
We all have a deep desire to be heard, understood, and validated for our beliefs as well as our thoughts and feelings. Way to often we are already closed off from hearing/listening to what someone else has to say and there’s a lot that can be said as to why, fear, anger and grief can interfere with our being receptive to listening to another point of view. The need to be right and the conditioned programming that if you’re right then someone is wrong, has many of us tangled, trapped and running ourselves emotionally paper thin and for lack of a better word heart broken.
Here are 4 basic assumptions that most of us function from when talking with others. 1. My beliefs are THE TRUTH. 2. The truth is OBVIOUS. 3. The truth is BASED off real data. 4. The data I select is the REAL data. If you find yourself in conflict with someone could you reflect on these 4 things and see if you can move about it all differently? Be curious - what data does the other person have to shape their thinking? Try to exchange in dialogue to find middle ground or maybe an understanding as to why they see it the way they do.
As always - I love you. Xxx blessings! -Bbmagda.
It's Tuesday morning and I'm off to the gym. After a fun weekend in NYC with my good friend Robert to celebrate his birthday, I am exhausted. Robert just turned 24 but I will be 39 next month and I could barely keep up. And I'm good with that. I had a lot of fun even though I felt like I bit of a third wheel.
As I continue my journey towards fitness and working on my self-image issues, I'm also contemplating how I can monetize these workout videos/posts. I have been doing this for about 4 years just because I like to do it and it's a good way for me to socialize but I think it might be time to make the next step. I wouldn't know the first place to start but being around other people who have an entrepreneurial spirit has inspired me. I have less hustle than I used to but it might be worth a try. I'd love advice on how to start.
Anyway, Happy Tuesday to one and all and hopefully this post inspires someone else to work out and value themselves in a way that they have not previously done.
#BetterThanYesterday tip #509 - your value isn't limited to how much you work, how much is in your bank account, what you can add intellectually to a conversation. Never think it. You are more than the sum of your parts.
I’ve been studying the Enneagram which is an amazing tool for helping us understand ourselves, our natural strengths and pitfalls, and how to move closer to the person God designed us to be. Ian Morgan Cron’s book The Road Back to You was a great starting place for me. It was fascinating to learn about all the types and see how they were reflected in me and the people around me. My family and I have had many entertaining and enlightening discussions around the Enneagram recently. I’m a 1w2. Hubs is a 3w2. Daughter is a 9w1. Son is a 7w6. It’s uncanny how well the descriptions of the types and wings describe us, including how we respond under stress or in security. So amazing. I want to dig deeper!!
🚨Upcoming Blog Post Alert🚨
CW: depression, medication .
My second official blog post will hopefully be coming out by the end of this week. This post will be about my own experience with post-graduation depression, starting on anti-depressants, and my decision to begin a path to self acceptance and love.
This post will be very honest and difficult to write but I’m excited to share my story.
If you are able to read it I would appreciate any feedback!
Thanks cuties! .
So proud of this kid.
He’s working so hard and managing a very demanding 2-sport season...in addition to rocking jr high school.
It is not easy.
He’s not always happy with his performance.
But, he’s learning how to work at things and truly learn from his coaches and teachers.
Engagement is my theme this week and the focus of it expanded a bit based on a client call I had last week.
As part my non-sponsored coaching contracts I offer 2 JIT conversations to clients for unexpected issues that arise. Last week a client asked for one to discuss a performance review that shook his self confidence. It's really hard to stay in #growthmindset when feeling judged or criticized. It struck me how by #doingthework to be #selfaware he was able to quickly shift over to finding the learning and re-frame the experience making it constructive instead of threatening.
Yes...an employer is responsible for the environment they create AND YOU, with the right skills, can own your own experience, regardless of what your manager does or says. These are skills that you carry with you throughout your career and into every relationship outside the workplace.
I continue to work on these skills myself (it's a practice, not a destination) and have taught them for years. I'm on a mission to support folks in their 20's and 30's who want to build on their skills and become more #selfaware .
My workshop on building skills core to #resilience or #grit is available in #Toronto next month. The link in my bio leads to info on the workshop. Early Bird Pricing ends tomorrow.
DO YOU SHOW UP FULLY?
I show up most times... but there are times that do not count. Why? Because I am not fully present mentally, physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
My life is pretty rich at the moment with multiple projects that are inspiring and rewarding yet, along with them come the little things that must be done in the background and I have yet to hire a virtual assistant to take care of them for me.
So I am choosing to show up fully with all of the little things as well as the bigger ones.
You may wonder why I would worry about the little things... in my experience these little things are intricately linked to the larger ones and when we do not show up fully for them we often miss key things.
We might miss the charge behind a voice; the things they are NOT saying that are important. We might miss the love that is there behind words spoken in frustration. We might miss opportunity presented as loss.
So this week as I move forward working from home and far north QLD, I will take this practice with me and see how it enhances all that I do.
TELL ME: Where do you need to really show up in your life?
Working through the light and through the shadows. Both are of equal importance to real healing and integration of the lessons.
I speak of light only because I’ve known the dark. The teachers through both illusions are just as impactful as the other. Not good. Not bad. Just... what you need for your growth and expansion at just the right time.
It's all in the DOING.... Knowing what to do is not the same as doing it!
Most people KNOW what is needed to achieve a success mindset. They KNOW exactly what is needed to grow their business.... but they still are not getting tangible results.
Knowing is obviously not enough. The magic is in the doing!
It comes down to you having the discipline to devise and stick to your morning routine, put in the work, work on your mindset, stick to your diet etc.
You have to DO!
It's only in the doing that you get the results and transformation you are looking for.
What a weekend. When I attend a workshop that shakes and rattles me to my core (literally and figuratively) like the one with Suzanne Sterling this past weekend, I always need time to digest and to take part in activities that allow for that digestion. Getting outside and getting my hands dirty. Spending time with those closest to me. Shedding a tear or two in the shower. A shit ton of journal writing. Yoga. I’m still in the throes of this digestion, with questions stirring up like “How can I use the tools that I have at my disposal to inspire others through my words and actions?” and “How can I relay a message in a way that is inspiring rather than shove down throaty?” Part of what I think the answer to those questions are is being vulnerable enough to share our struggles with one another and coming to a happy medium versus this self-righteous shove down throaty bullshit that we already have more than enough of right now. (Which quite frankly, I think that’s what got us in this mess to begin with; and upon reflection, I understand that statement in itself may sound a little self-righteous, but I digress.) The whole concept of being vulnerable enough to share our struggles can be a very tough pill to swallow, because - especially when fear is running rampant - our go-to is to build a wall around ourselves for protection, relieve ourselves of responsibility by placing the blame in the hands of others, and act as if we are unaffected by it all, for fear of how we may be perceived by others. But, as I try to tell myself time and time again every time that same fear bubbles up within me, is perception is not truth; it is merely one’s interpretation of the truth. It is important for me, in order to grow, to own my shit so I can work on that growth - regardless of what anyone else thinks. And through that work, I can share my struggles with those who may benefit from hearing my story so they know they’re not alone in their struggles, which in turn, may give them the inspiration to work toward growth. I have a lot more work to do and many more questions to answer for myself; so as I continue to ask myself these questions and reflect on the answers, I sit.
People always say, "you are as young as you feel." That feeling of youthfulness, does it come from the wrinkle-free reflection from our mirror first thing in the morning?
To achieve a smooth looking face, I wonder if it is people's genes? Face creams? Healthy diet? Scientific enhancements? Or even a secret elixir?
Do you know of any secret elixir? I do know one secret, but it's got nothing to do with an elixir.
It's from internal to external: how tranquil we feel mentally; how clean our body feel internally; how mobile we feel physically.
I am more into - "We are as young as our spine is flexible and our mind is open!" Having an open mind open doors to new experiences, and with new movements, our proprioceptors are being sharpened, enhancing our agility!
You don't think someone as stiff as a board is very young, will ya? ;P
The new movement can be very simple, cat and cow stretches is definitely a good start.
These poses improve your strengths and flexibilities of the neck and spine, improve your postures and sense of balance, increases your coordination, they also massage your belly organs. Better still, they help release stress and calm the mind.
Have you massaged your spine and detoxed today? ;) #yogafrehk#yogaeverywhere#yogaeveryday#yogadaily#happythursday#yogini#yogagal#yogagirl#doingthework#youthfullness#beautifullife#happyeveryday#asana#young#openingtograce#gratitude#calmness#contentment#positivity#yogainspiration#yogafeature#yogalife#yogalove#yogapose#proprioceptors