Very important to take the time to stay connected to your community! Life happens and we can get wrapped up and lost in our own stories and lives- life can change in an instant. Say you’re sorry, share your love and adoration with your tribe, feel and express gratitude to those souls who walk beside you on this journey- reach out and connect, folks. Fill your hearts and take a moment to feel joy and connection with those who matter 💕 #Repost @elephantjournal with @get_repost
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“Go Big Or Go Home” Wednesday Words of Wisdom??Perhaps. At least when it comes to these beautiful delphinium flowers. With respect to music projects, it feels as though there is a lot of BIG work to be done even in support of a smallish project. When you believe in your art, there’s work to be done and it’s not always creative work. So, maybe I’ll add in another Wednesday wisdom “keep your eye on the prize” ***I didn’t grow these beauties but mine are on their way to opening up. #wednesdaywisdom#keepyoureyeontheprize#gobigorgohome#delphiniums#arrangement#lifeisnotadressrehearsal#DIY
Demi. 20. First semester, Senior year. Living abroad in London. Everyone told me I was crazy for skipping (part of) Senior Year. I escaped to Paris for the week (end?), my first visit. I remember the cafe. I don’t remember what I was laughing at. I remember who I was laughing with. I’d shaved my head for the second time summer ‘97 (after listening to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill). I finally let my hair grow back. This was my first ‘fro, maintained with @pantene x @lusterpink 😂😂😂 I lived on falafels and “chips”. I shared an apartment with 5 other people. I failed an English class (never went. Was bouncing around Europe) and later negotiated for a “B”. (Thanks, Clueless!) • I remember what her big dreams were: get into NYU, get to Brooklyn. Write. That seemed so impossible then. If I could go back and tell her anything, I’d say, “dream even bigger.” • Fun fact: I make every important decision in my life based on what my 20 year old self would think. Yes, she was immature, idealistic, judge-y and far too reserved, but she was also curious, adventurous, ambitious and thought she deserved to have it all. Why couldn’t she? Why can’t she?? • I’d never seen this picture before yesterday. Thanks to @rachelstarmagic for sharing and flooding me with memories. #lifeisnotadressrehearsal
FIND YOUR PEACE // There is something about an early morning #sup that brings peace to my soul. Just me, the sunshine, birds chirping, a few jumping fish and the water as smooth as glass. Oh and a guy walking around his backyard in his underwear 😂😂😂
In this age of leveraging the power of super-connectors, and chasing celebrities, there’s a lot to be said about becoming the best version of ourselves in order to attract joy and glamour into our life. .
Here are a 10 qualities and habits you could improve that will make you more glam:
- Cultivate an attitude of gratefulness.
- Learn to be a good listener.
- Stop pleasing everyone.
- Exude confidence.
- Love yourself.
- Add value to others.
- Surround yourself with the right people.
- Develop a skill or a hobby.
- Be authentic.
- Embrace the concept of self-love.
I’m learning to say no unapologetically. What is the one habit you’re improving on?
Lilly ❌⭕️❌⭕️ .
Just a sample of what a few of my students, past (but still in touch) and current, are doing. Tyler Leahy: Has been on the National tour in “The Book of Mormon” for over a year. Laura Lapidus: is currently performing at the Northlight Theater in “Cry it Out”. Taylor Moran: is heading to the Round Barn Summer Repertory to perform in “Mamma Mia”. Anna Blanchard: just finished @ The Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre in “Sweeney Todd”. So proud of them. So proud of all my students and how devoted they are to their journey. #lifeisnotadressrehearsal#followyourdream
READ THIS: Sis, asked that I post her question. I told her I wasn’t because.... well, you read her first question. I didn’t want y’all to drag her. But then she sent a follow up question. She is scared and overwhelmed and she needs LOVE + SUPPORT to help her get the courage to leave a bad situation. If you have LOVE + SUPPORT, please share. If you ain’t got that, read + scroll. • I’ll start: I don’t talk often about the details of my situation, mostly because my focus is moving on and rebuilding. But I left and I left hastily and I left nearly everything behind: the apartment I lived in for 13 years, and most of the furniture in it. I took most of my art, some of books, all of the magazines with my byline, half my clothes, my writing desk and an armoire. I didn’t say goodbye to my friends. I left abruptly because I needed to go. I didn’t have a plan other than where I could go to sleep thru the night again. It was urgent. • I know scared well. It’s okay to be scared. Be scared and act in your own best interest anyway. Call the ‘bout that life friend and let her hype you. And if you ain’t got that call Mama or call God. Hell, call all three. Everyday won’t be sunshine and many, many days will suck ***. But it gets better. And you deserve better than bullsh—. #lifeisnotadressrehearsal
Still Enjoy Playing Baseball and each year in order to play at high level must do the basics like hitting off of a tee, stretching with bands and more complex exercises like using PVC pipe and Lacrosse Balls to break up scare tissue in my Shoulders and Hamstrings! #EffortMatters#LifeIsNotADressRehearsal#BeatingFatherTime !
Mum rode the bamboo raft and Mum didn’t die tho... 😂😂😂 Also: pictured: our crazy *** captain. I was like, “maybe when we get to the end, can I steer the raft?” He was like, “why you want to wait? Do it now. Come!” So I got myself up and in 18 feet of water, he showed me how to steer the raft. And then he went and sat down and enjoyed the ride for awhile. Also, still waters run deep. It was actually safer for me as a novice (and non-swimmer) the deeper the water was. I did it twice. Second time he just handed me the stick and walked away. 😂😂#lifeisnotadressrehearsal#seesomejamaica#seesomeworld
Back from Nepal Missing friends who braved the wind snow drop loos and no showers Louise, Mingma and their kind and hardworking team of sherpas looked after us so well I always felt safe and cared for An extraordinary adventure that has changed me for the better #mindful adventures #friendship#nepal#lifeisnotadressrehearsal