Yoga is not something I do, but a part of who I am. Some of my earliest memories are of doing the sun salutation with my grandmother as we faced the early morning sun. I don’t have a regular practice but since I was a little girl to being a mom today, Yoga has been a constant companion. It grounds me, enables me and helps me reconnect with my breath. Happy International Yoga Day everyone. Cherish your own unique journey. PC: @goodlux
Happy International Yoga Day Dreamers ❤️
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Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. 🙏💕
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Smoothie bowls in the Summer (or any time of year!) are the best 👌🏻 especially when you load them up with all the toppings and fill the smoothie with veggies!
Smoothies, or smoothie bowls are a fantastic way to get a ton of nutrients into one meal, as long as you’re making them correctly. Try to stay away from adding in too much sugar (even if it’s “natural” sugar) by adding in low sugar fruit such as berries (especially blueberries) and avoiding to much or high sugar fruits like bananas. Adding in things like frozen cauliflower, frozen zucchini, and a frozen leafy green such as kale or spinach, is a great way to add in a ton of vitamins and minerals, as well as making it super thick! I try to have a liquid base (water or unsweetened almond or coconut milk), sometimes I use a little bit of a vegan protein powder and sometimes I don’t, then I make sure to add in a few high quality healthy fats such as ground flax, chia seeds, hemp hearts, MCT oil and some nut butter. Then I add in the frozen veg and frozen berries (and sometimes 1/2 a frozen banana) and then some superfoods like Maca, ashwaghanda and spirulina 💚 after that, add a little more liquid if needed, and blend! TIP: if you have a food processor, use that to blend it! It’s a lot easier and helps make it really thick :)
Last night @kaylakmorris and I went and did yoga in the park at the University mall. Thanks for coming with me btw. It was hot and there were only like 15 people there but it was absolutely amazing. I've been doing yoga for the past couple months and it's the perfect workout for my hippie mentality. Seriously inorder for me to throw things away I have to thank the inanimate objects first. More than once I've been laughed at because of this idea but it works! If you're looking for a workout that gives you strength, flexibility and spirituality give yoga a try. My goal is to do an unassisted head stand by the end of the year. #hippieatheart#yogainthepark#letsrelax
I’ve been super happy lately and here’s a few things that have helped me!!
3 ways to be happier✨ 1️⃣ CHOOSE to be happy- daily you have a choice in how you react and respond to life. And it’s as simple as I choose to be happy. No miracle. Just a choice from within. 2️⃣ gratitude journal- by keeping a journal of all your blessings that you already have in your life, helps to shift your focus on abundance rather than lack-resulting in feeling happier. 3️⃣ fizz sticks jk they do help but really, move your body! Even 10-15 minutes of movement or excercise can help to release your natural endorphins resulting in feeling good. Take a quick walk at lunch or after dinner with the fam, do 15 minutes of jumping jacks, burpees, push-ups and crunches. What do you guys do to be happy daily?? I’d love to hear ✌🏼🧡🌞
Corporate Nicole vs. Happy Nicole
Besides the obvious weight difference, I was 35lbs over my ideal weight in the left picture, corporate Nicole smiled all the time but was miserable on the inside. I tend to be a little dramatic (I'm a sagittarius 😋) but I seriously felt like my soul was dying slowly when I worked for corporate. I did all the things they tell you to do to be successful and still ended up unhappy, overweight, and feeling defeated daily. My definition of success didn't align with society's definition. I believe success is really about being free to live your life without the shackles of not having enough money, not having enough time, or not having the energy to actually do so. To wake up every day excited to be doing the work you love to do and not constantly struggling to make ends meet with a job that you feel trapped at. Success is being able to provide for your family financially while also being there 100%, not missing any moments with them. As we know, time is so precious that even the small moments are memorable. Success is choosing to live a life that may not make sense to people but you love it anyway and you are happy.
Nicole on the right understood that after a few years in a 9 to 5 job and waitressing on the side. Starting over so late in my 20's was a little scary but I believe if it is for you, then God will make a way for you. So I had faith and decided to go all in, in what I believed will be the solution to living my best life.
Today is payday! Seeing my paycheck in my bank account, I know I made the best decision for myself and my family. I wish I could go back in time and tell my old self to get on board with this mindset sooner! 😍💜 #bestjobever#payday#tbt#livingmybestlife
‘To choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances. To choose ones own way’. (‘Man’s search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl). I’m reading this amazing book now, about his experiences of being a concentration camp inmate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the book he explains that lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses do not determine the sort of person one becomes. Some people retained their dignity even in a concentration camp. Amazing right
Read our last post to find out how this relates to your everyday life #Lifetool
☯️ One of my 5th grade students who I used to teach. I asked them to draw something that is meaningful to them. This is what he drew: Himself sitting by a tree surrounded by nature and animals. Then I asked them which color was their favorite, so I wrote down his answer. Children are so intuitively in tune with the essence of life. As adults we certainly have so much to learn from them. I also have to say, that I’m so grateful for the experience I got from serving as a teacher, it was truly an honor to have such an important impact on some of the children in my community. As that career has now come to an end, I send them all love and the best wishes for the future. I pray that they will be surrounded by adults who will listen to them, respect them and be humble enough to learn from them. #childrenart#teachingmoments#intuitiveart
Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself // Paramahansa Yogananda
Wishing all of my beautiful yogis a very happy International Yoga Day ✌🏼
I mean not to use my platform to push my agenda and be a tree hugger or anything but uhhhh STOP CUTTING DOWN TREES, PUT YOUR TRASH INTO TRASH CANS, RECYCLING IS THE WAVE, USE NON TOXIC SUNSCREEN, FUCK SEA WORLD, STOP POLLUTING LITERALLY EVERYTHING AND TAKE CARE OF OUR FUCKING PLANET BECAUSE WE ONLY HAVE THIS ONE TO LIVE ON YOU PRICKS. #treesaremyfriends#notpeople 🌲♻️⛰ #hippieatheart#treehuggerforlife 💫☁️🗻🌾🏞📿 #iluvrecycling