Saturday. ☔️ Skierg and row right after an hour of intense training (it’s raining burpees-squats-with sandbag-bands-lunges with plates-sled-cables-kind-of-day...) on yet another rainy weekend. Had to stop myself from eating those nuts early as I’m on IF till 1pm today , so settled with hot green tea then coffee 😂 - practiced on my yoga assignments as well but my ⌚️ died midway through yoga. #IKR
The thing is, as an oncology parent I have to show up...every single time.
It doesn’t matter how I’m feeling, whether I’m tired, ill, stressed...I just have to show up regardless.
When I say show up I mean be switched on, alert, aware; oncology parents are continuously in a heightened state to the point where we don’t even realise how much it takes out of us.
I am so thankful for the week we had away, I feel refreshed; I have come back with minimal baggage & I feel lighter.
I am in control of so little in my life because of Dylan’s diagnosis & I realise that my choices are limited. What I also realise is that the choices I can make need to be the right ones for me & ultimately for Dylan.
I’m in a process of decluttering; both the house & my mind. Dylan’s treatment doesn’t end until April 2020 but I know the journey will extend much further than that...it will continue for the rest of my life.
I don’t think I’ll ever fully have my shit together (do any of us?) but when I show up I want to be the best version of me that I can be because I’m never going to stop showing up.
Sometimes in life you meet folks just when you need them most and in some of your toughest times. I met these two gems not long after I started my job in the Valve clinic. I was still new and floundering most days to learn it all. Billie was one of my first patients who came through my clinic pretty sick. We were both terrified-me about screwing up and getting fired and her with fear of the unknown. Who knew then that two scared strangers would end up becoming the best of friends and saving each other in more ways then one? We helped each other more than the other will ever truly know and share a special bond. She and her hubby are like family and I can't imagine life without her. They have been through so much and always take care of everyone else first. So what a joy and a treat to do something special for them- like surprising them this afternoon on their doorstep to visit and take them both to dinner. ❤️#surprise#friends#mylifesaver#showup#family
A Little Over A Year Ago I Decided to Kick My Ass in Gear👊🏻👊🏻
I Was Always an Athletic Person But I Had Fallen Out of My Groove.
I Was Making Excuses Like “There is Not Enough Time” or “I Can’t Afford it”....Bullshit.
There is Always Time if You Make It!Stop Feeding Yourself Excuses and Own Up!
I Was Ready but Also Was Overwhelmed on What to Follow to Get The Results I Was Wanting and Not Be Hurting Myself or Wasting My Time..
I Was Introduced to A Friends Challenge Group and I Signed Up.
I Might Have Used The Modifier Moves or I Might Have Taken an Extra Rest Day.. but In The End I Showed Up!💪🏻
I Invested in My Fitness Journey to a Healthier Me and It Has Been So Worth It!
I Am Dedicated.
I Am Stronger.
I Am Happier.
I Am Me Again. .
What Are You Waiting For?! Let’s Kick Ass Together! 👊🏻👊🏻
Ask Me About Getting Signed Up In My Next Challenge or How To Make Your Workouts A Business and Start Earning Income and Discounts!
I'm halfway through a six-week phase of my beloved being abroad. Each day deepening in my intention and embodiment of independence and sovereignty as I shed layers of dependency with my partner and the masculine in general. I am cultivating my own divine masculine just as I do my feminine. I am walking the path of divine union within, so I can embody it in my partnership and all relationships.
And while this intention and devotional practice often involves a lot of prayer and contemplation and meditation, it also involves real action. My spiritual practice these past couple days has been facing something I absolutely don't want to face, something I would unquestioningly delegate to my partner if he were here. Dealing with a rat (maybe more than one) in my home. I have to do the research, clean the poop with mask and gloves, get the traps, bring the heavy ass ladder in the house and go where I've literally never gone before in my home. I have to face the shit and do the work. I can't turn my head and hope it will go away on its own or turn to someone else to fix it for me. I have to show up, because I'm declaring to the universe that I want to and I'm ready.
So here I am on a Friday night, sitting in our quiet home, waiting for the rats to come. This is my practice, this is my devotion to my own becoming in this moment.
As a self confessed introvert , I have a huge fear of talking in front of a group . I’m sure I’m not alone ...for myself personally it’s when I pause and hear my own voice ...I don’t think anyone really likes the sound of their own voice .
I get nervous , I stumble , sometimes my words don’t flow , I continue to push through , I show my vulnerability and I focus on progress and not perfection . I share from the heart , my story and my struggles because I want others to know that they are not alone .
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There are so many people that have never heard of doTERRA essential oils ,so there still so much work ahead and lives to change by introducing people and their families to doTERRA .
I will continue to push through my public speaking block and continue to show up with my flaws , focus on progress over perfection and share these beautiful ,pure essential oils because there are so many people out there who need to know that there is natural support alternatives for them .
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If you would like to find out whether the doTERRA essential oils could help support you in different areas of your life , please send a direct message .
I’m here to support and guide you in anyway I can ... 💚Michelle x
🎶 What's right for me just aint right for you. 🎶
Hmm... Sometimes what works for one person does not work for another. We are different bodies, souls, missions here in this time.
And we have so much that's the same
And what if we could drop the judgment of one size fits all. pointing fingers.blame. judgment.
Let's Stop the judgment .
Something I make it a goal to do daily.. Sometimes I forget.... Is to view ppl as so different and so similar.
I like to see bodies and say thank you for being here. I like to see each of us have hearts, brains, lungs, livers, limbs, eyes, noses, ears. We have complete bodies. I like to see that we're all worth being here.
#lh7daychallenge#day5 workout was a little easier the second time around except for the squat jump taps 😝 but my biggest take away from today’s challenge was in our daily message from @loriharder “Show up for life/create the life you want & choose to believe it/your identity is who you choose to be/don’t let your old story hold you back!” Such wise words ❤️🔥
Making beautiful things has a lot to do with the resources an artist has— the paint, the brushes, the skill. But it’s also about what the artist lacks—laziness, stagnation, and that paralyzing culprit: fear.
At the end of everyday when you’re all alone in your mind, if you can say “I did good. I’m so #proudofmyself - I’m proud of myself for standing for what I believe. I’m proud that I didn’t crumble when I was criticized, and I didn’t bend to try to fit in.”
If at the end of the day you can look at yourself in the mirror and say #youareamazing and get up the next day to do it all over again - then at the end of your life, you’ll look back and say “I did it. I’m so proud of myself and my life. I’ve left a legacy, changed lives because I was born, and I lived with #noregrets “.
#trusttheprocess#showup#beherenow and I promise you will get everything you want in life and more. #loveyou#theuniversehasyourback
I don’t wake up ready and excited and motivated to start the day. I don’t wake up ready to engage with my healing or with others.
But I choose to engage, I choose to show up, I choose to have compassion and grace for myself and for others, and then the feelings and actions of these things follow. *
I’m grateful for the work I get to do and the life I get to be a part of, but most of it starts with a daily choice and daily practices (meditation, grounding, writing and prayer) that sets me up for a life where I am alive!
How can you choose to engage and show up and live more fully?
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Gaining mass while keeping my abs or midsection smaller is not easy, but I know that it’s possible. .
I still do cardio & manage my carbohydrates intake with respect to my training. .
For example, when I am training heavy, I indulge on carbs & good fats (avocado, almonds or dates). .
When I training with moderate weight w/high reps, I stick to my usual carbs intake: 4 oz of rice or yams every meal. I eat approx. 5 meals per day. No snacks & no protein shakes...all food. .
Only supplements I take are: a multivitamin, turmeric capsule, biotin & ZMA (vitamin B-6 + magnesium + Zinc). .
How do I prepare my meals...as simple as possible. I bake my meats & veggies. I limit my salt intake by using ONLY unsalted spices.
Living healthy is really simple, but it requires work & consistency. Dave Ramsey once said, “___ISH IS A WISH”. If you want to get healthy-ish, lose weight-ish, meal prep-ish, etc you’re living in a fantasy world & I feel sorry for you 😞🤷♀️ you will never achieve whatever it is that you want. .
Stop wishing and start doing! .
Happy #flex Friday 💪🏽
I am ready to kick butt and rise to every occasion ... spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally. I will put forth my efforts and I ask for your grace to help me show up every time.🙏🏼
Realizing you need help can be hard. It’s tough to realize that you can’t just pop a magic pill or have that one experience that will make it all better. It takes time, patience, practice, and grace with a boatload of courage to ask for help.
I’m ready to feel energized, get in a morning routine, start moving my body more. It’s been 4 months too long dealing with my back and sciatica (which what I believe now is piriformis issues)... and I’m ready to make even better habits than I ever dreamt possible. I’m ready to be my best role model. 💖
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#onmylids#sold unrelated -but related- if you’re looking for a new book, I recommend The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Cohelo! In the book it says that "ecstasy" derived from a Greek word "ekstasis," which means "to stand outside oneself." I remember the fall semester of my sophomore year of college walking to class with @isabellaexperience and I was feeling soo stuck. We were walking, and I was complaining. She looked at me and said “hannah... get outside of yourself”........... (& at first I was annoyed because I was actually trying to get someone to justify how unfortunate my life was lol)
But it was a moment where I was like “woah, how much of my attention is really on things that I accidentally create... for myself. Things may not actually a problem until I make it a problem.... I am miserable because I am actually trapped inside of myself”
As a person who could easily fixate on the micro, it was the perspective I needed to look at life on a macro scale. The big picture. The big ball in space. All of these beings walking around with a unique story that we’re all attached to. But how many of the stories that we tell ourselves are really true? Am I actually a poor reader, or did I adopt that belief? (And haven’t thought to look at it objectively until recently.) I am now soooo curious about the beliefs that I tell myself. The patterns I catch myself in. This identity that I have adopted. The emotions that flare up. The things that trigger them. 🙀🙀🙀 Becoming more aware! Not judging, or trying to change them. Bringing more awareness forward. #triggersaretheguides And I also got this eyeliner lmao #hehe#chooselove#showup#showTFup I posted this with a random train of thought not having much direction and it took a few edits but this is my Truth🤓 #finaldraft but #alwaysunderconstruction
Found a goddess in the gahhhden 🌿🌷 .
My Dear friend @casey1ove from Tucson shared a beautiful few days here in Tacoma with me, continuing her healing work as a spiritual guide, yoga teacher, and life coach.
Casey is a powerful healer and support for many. It has been inspiring to see her vision and work birth, grow, and flourish ✨☀️🌊🌵 “