Day eight: just be YOU!!! •
Honestly though, this is easier said than done, especially in a world that critiques every little thing that we do. How many times did you hide your truest self just so you could fit into the tiny box society has put on you? I know I have found myself in the past around people who didn’t make me feel good, gossiping and whatever else that wasn’t me. Sometimes we want to be accepted so badly, that we will do anything to fit in, even if it means changing who we are. •
For me, stepping into this lifestyle was very hard. I was so afraid of what people would say or think. When people asked me what I was doing I would try to avoid it or explain it in a way that they wouldn’t judge me (as much!) It was scary because I knew the real me was something most people didn’t understand or thought was weird. Even today, there are people I struggle around. I try my absolute best to show everyone the real me, but it still can be hard when I am around people who I know will think I am crazy! 😂 •
I realized quickly that it was not okay for me to hide what I was doing. It was not okay to act like I was playing it small, when this has in fact been the biggest leap I have ever taken. It was time for me to own it! Now keep in mind, I ALWAYS honor God or a higher power, knowing what I do is not me, it is something bigger. However, I needed to embrace this fully, because it’s amazing! •
After I made this decision, it’s like the floodgates began to open. So many people started saying, “thank you for sharing your story, it has helped me in so many ways.” And you know, if I can help in anyway, it makes all my struggles worth it. That is my biggest goal. By finally just owning who I am, something that is my birthright, allowed the universe to support me in more ways than I could EVER imagine. •
Just be you! Let your light shine. It is so worth it. The world needs to hear your story. You will be supported and help so many in the process!💖💖💖
Paralyzed Will . . .
Today saw me almost incapable of achieving anything.
I felt completely stuck... Frozen in fear of the future... Tied to my own thoughts and internal story of not being good enough.... Logically a story I know not to be true, today energetically and emotionally it felt true, real and present.
Today the I'm not enough feeling was all encompassing and all consuming, no matter what I tried nothing worked to break it.
Eventually I just gave in and I gave in hard.
I collapsed on the kitchen floor, currently my favourite place to have my moments of melancholy, cried and desperately wanted to be anyone but me.
I craved that normal life that's sold to us, the life of ease and contentment.
A life that I also know in my heart is a lie, I lived that life and ease and contentment where not present there.
I was tired.
I was tired of my vision, my goals, I was tired of wanting more for my future, I was tired of being alone, I was tired of being taken for granted.
Today I was tired of it all and I was tired of being me.
It wasn't until I embraced my stuckness, my tiredness and that old story of not being good enough that it all began to lift.
I sat, cried some more, watched a Christmas movie (I'm a total sucker for feel good hallmark Christmas movies) and ate. I stopped putting pressure on myself to be doing all the things and I just stopped and let the murky feelings rise and fall.
As soon as I just let myself stop and be, everything began to become clear again.
My next steps revealed themselves and my heart felt full again, full of love for me from me.
In reality I have been playing small, I've been hiding out and I've been wasting time, energy and resources.
Ultimately today was the wake up that I needed, the realisation that I haven't come this far to only come this far.
Tomorrow is a new day, another chance to start again to release the ties of the past and move further forward in making my dreams a reality.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind - CS Lewis 📸 @Shibarism
From the negative use of the verb 'to vegetate' linked to the passivity or inactivity of animals or human beings who behave like sedentary plants to the expression of vitality, growing capacity and exuberance of life :
"In various ways, ancient Greek thinkers associated life with motion. But aren't plants defined, exactly, by their incapacity to move, by their rootedness in the soil that renders them sedentary?
We find the initial intimation that the tendancy towards immobility does not exhaust the mode of being of plants in the etymology of 'vegetation', which points back to the Middle Latin 'vegetabilis', meaning 'growing' or 'flourishing', the verbs vegetare ('to animate' or 'to enliven') and 'vegere' (to be alive, to be active), and the adjective 'vegetus', denoting the qualities of vigorousness and activity.
The original meaning of the vegetal realm is fullness and exuberance of life, vigor, and brimming energy, the ergon of plant-soul".
Plant-Thinking, A Philosophy of Vegetal Life, by Michael Marder.
I put together this marvellous quote with a work by Juan Araújo, "El jardín de los senderos", Culturgest, exhibition, Lisbon.
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I was coaching the 6am CrossFit class this morning, and I could sense something was a little off.
Nothing devastating, but my mood/energy was a little off.
Maybe the members realised, maybe they didnt. Doesn’t matter, what matters is that I noticed. So I knew I needed to change it.
So, from that moment.. I mentally played a game.
I imagined that two people I hugely respect in the fitness industry, were in my class.
I imagined them being there, me coaching them, them seeing my attitude and persona... and upon imagining this, I immediately felt things change.
Within an instant I went from feeling a little flat, to energised and enthusiastic. I felt more professional, confident and motivated.
After the next class I sat and pondered just how powerful this simple mental strategy is... and so I wanted to share it with you.
So try that this Monday morning, the start of a new week... Imagine in your workplace that you’re working with/for someone you truly look up to, respect and admire. It could be a hero of yours, someone past or present. It could be someone famous, it may not be. But choose someone that you connect with... And see how that changes your attitude, your physiology, your confidence, your work ethic... the whole nine yards.
Be observant. Be aware. And... Enjoy! (PS: Food for thought - If you can use your imagination to shift your state that quickly, imagine if you fused with this strategy on a daily basis... how would you think, feel and take action then?!)
~ NEW MONDAY, NEW WEEK
How many more MONDAY’S to come until YOU finally DECIDE!
Procrastination really is a killer! I know YOU have something deep down you truly LOVE doing. Find it, work on it and just take the FIRST STEP! The key is to JUST DO IT! No overthinking it. Just GO NOW!
Are you gonna RUN after your DREAM!?
Let me know in the COMMENTS below👇🏽
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The pituitary is about the size of a pea. This gland lies in the sella turcica, known as the “Turkish saddle” at the base of the brain, behind the optic chiasm. The pituitary gland contains two functionally different body parts known as the anterior pituitary and the posterior pituitary. As far as we know, these two, while right next to each other, do not really work together.
At one time, the pituitary gland, also called the hypophysis, was thought to be the “master gland” that controlled all of the other endocrine glands. Now we know that the hypothalamus takes messages from the brain and tells the pituitary which hormones to excrete. For instance, the hypothalamus will secrete growth-hormone-releasing hormone or growth-hormone-inhibiting hormone to tell the anteriors pituitary to release or stop releasing growth hormones.
The anterior pituitary gland is controlled by negative feedback mechanisms that make up three-quarters of the pituitary gland. Once triggered by the hypothalamus, hormones are released by the anterior pituitary into the bloodstream. For example, the hypothalamusreleases hormones that tell the pituitary to release hormones that stimulate the thyroid to release hormones. These hormones enter the bloodstream to boost metabolism within the body where required. The negative feedback loop we spoke of above is how hormones in the blood communicate to the brain. When the metabolism has been successfully increased to the desired state, hormones in the blood tell the hypothalamus to tell the pituitary to stop stimulating the thyroid gland.
The posterior pituitary gland is slightly smaller and lighter in color than the other half of the pituitary, and it is not technically a gland, though it is a vital part of the endocrine system (and everyone still calls it a gland). This “gland” does not synthesize hormones. Instead the posterior pituitary stores and secretes two hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin, which are actually produced in the hypothalamus (master gland) and transported to the pituitary.
The hypothalamus is a part of the brain about the size of an almond, located below the thalamus, at the center for many critical bodily functions. The hypothalamus monitors the amount of salt and water in the body (by sensing the concentration of electrolytes in the blood), hormone concentrations in the blood, and the body’s temperature. It is associated with rage, aggression, hunger, and thirst. The hypothalamus creates “releasing hormones” that stimulate or inhibit the secretion of pituitary hormones. The pituitary gland used to be considered the master gland, but now we know that the pituitary is receiving its orders from the hypothalamus’s hormones.
The hypothalamus is an intermediary between the endocrine system, the nervous system, and the immune system. Its responsibility includes certain activities of the autonomic nervous system like growth, metabolism, childbirth, milk production, circadian cycles, and more. If you feel fatigued, sleepy, emotional, hungry, or thirsty, your hypothalamus is communicating with you.
Conventional doctors and holistic health practitioners agree that the hypothalamus functions pretty much problem free for most people, but, anorexia, bulimia, malnutrition, infections, inflammation, chronic insomnia, an excess of iron, excessive bleeding, head traumas, genetic disorders, tumors, radiation, and surgery can cause problems for the hypothalamus.
The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland are tightly integrated. Together they regulate all processes having to do with our primitive reactions like fight or flight, body temperature, thirst, hunger, sexual activity, and survival in general.
Healthy fats, B vitamins, vitamin E, and glandular support (desiccated animal glands) are typically used to support the hypothalamus, but eliminating inflammation is key. This gland usually responds quickly to a balanced diet.
When the brain becomes inflamed, hypothalamic cells are disrupted, which leads to disease. Research recently elucidated the effects of hypothalamic inflammation and how it can lead to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.