TRUTH + CONFIDENCE
When I am honest with myself and others, I feel confident and at ease with life. We all know the opposite of truth is lying, and with that comes hiding, guilt, shame, unease, and insecurity. I’d prefer not to experience those feelings. It can be scary to tell the truth, especially when some lies feel so true.
Sometimes I like to stop and write down any frustrations I am having. Then I write down all my reasonings. Then (this is the ugly part) I start shining the light onto what role I played. What part can I own? What is the truth about what happened and the decisions I made? Oh wait…. the TRUTH is those were choices that I made! Life is not happening to me. I make choices every day that shape the life I live. And when I can own It all, the good, bad, and even the ugly, it feels good. I feel confident. I feel free.
Are there are things or relationships in your life that are no longer serving you? Are you ready to get curious about some of your beliefs? Digging around and getting to the truth is the quickest way to the light (and lightness).
Want to know a quick way to tell if something is true or not? Stop. And ask… “Is _____ true?” Yep, that’s it. Your question/statement will either feel light or it won’t. It’s that simple. The truth feels light, always. That is how you’ll know. I’m not saying you will like if it’s true or not, just that it is. Hint: You can use this with ANYTHING.
I discovered this combo of Spearmint oil and Amazonite this past summer and turn to it often. If you are wanting some support with finding the light, I invite you to use them too.
Amazonite is the “Stone of Truth.” It stimulates heart and throat chakras, allowing one to express their heart through communication. It helps overcome fears, conflicts and to set boundaries. It assists one in “walking one’s talk” and aligning one’s actions to their words. It also brings inspirations, discernment and the ability to perceive the truth in oneself and in others.
Spearmint is the Oil of Confident Speech and can help individuals access their inner light and convey that light to the world with clarity & confidence. More in my story highlights.✨
7 months ago I was given the decision, rehab or prison. Had I been getting along with my girlfriend at the time, I would be hiding out in LA right now. A fugitive on the run for the rest of my life. I couldn’t have imagined being sober, not only did I not want to be sober, I knew I couldn’t be. I had tried so many times to put the shit down, nothing worked. I struggled with cocaine for the better part of 10 years, with my addiction peaking in 2011 and in 2017. I am lucky to be on probation, and to have been forced to decide to go on the run, or to become sober. If I wasn’t on probation, I would have remained a high functioning addict, until I hurt someone, myself or was locked up. Like I said before, had I been on good terms with my ex and her family, I would be in Cali right now. Unable to contact my family, or see them again, for fear the Marshalls would know my location. Luckily, I heard my fathers voice in my head...he said, “give it(rehab) a try, you might like it”. He had said this to me before, many years earlier, but this was my first time hearing it. I decided I would go into rehab, and I could go on the run after I got out. For like I said, I knew it wasn’t gonna work, I knew I was gonna be an addict forever. I was hopeless. May 8th I showed up at 1:30pm, was supposed to be there at 9am. They almost gave up my bed to “someone who wants help”, cuz i was driving around getting geeked. I was so scared I was crying.
After a day of detox, and 2 days of really feeling depressed, I saw the light. No coke, alcohol, weed, or cigs for 72 hours and I was feeling amazing. I started working out everyday in treatment, graduated early, and I have been posting every day since lol...I wasted the last decade, but I am a better man for it. I know what I want out of life now, I know how to get it too. Thank y’all for all the support. From the bottom of my heart, thank y’all. #6monthsclean#nonose#sober#happy#healthy#180days#recovery#treatment#sobriety#youcandoittoo#youmightlikeit
Trying something new can be nerve-racking. But it can also be really fun and exciting! Tonight was Caylee Belle's first time practicing for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever with The Jackson Children's & Teen Theatre. Save the date to catch one of her performances: 7pm Tues Nov 27 $10 and/or 9am Wed Nov 28 $5. Let us know how many tickets of which performance you want. 😊💜 #trynewthings#youmightlikeit#whatif#supportthearts#letsteamup#forthekids
Say what?!? My picky 4 year old asked to try spinach while at the grocery store this morning. Yup, I may have been that mom with the screaming one year old because he wanted my phone and I needed my list 🤦♀️ for half the trip through the store.. Anyway, I needed spinach anyway for dinner so I just let her try it and she says she loves it. We will really see tomorrow if it’s true when I pack it in her lunch 🤞🏽 She asked if I would send it for the class snack and I’m not sure the 4 year olds are ready for that.. This might be a small win but she is an extremely picky eater and I am happy any time something green goes near her! Small steps turn into big changes right?!? #grateful
#Truth -I really don’t like selfies...I will take a few to get one I’m ok with posting and even then I’m like🤦🏼♀️However I truly feel that it’s the best way to document my progress with Monat. Hopefully seeing my improvements will inspire others to join in! These two pix were July-Oct..My color has lasted longer without getting dull or brassy. It’s growing much faster than normal, and the condition of it has improved unbelievably. I’m a happy girl💕 Great promos going on now-Great time to join!
November 1st 2018
Tonight, I am #grateful and #thankful for the power of Christ in my life. There were many years in my 20s where I questioned whether or not I believed in what I believed in because I really did personally, or maybe I was just being my mother's parrot, so to speak, and just repeating what I had been told is, "What we believe in this family" all my life.
After time had passed and I dealt with deep feelings of loneliness and a sense of being lost all the time, at random I picked up the bible and started reading it. I didn't necessarily understand each verse, but the sheer act of being in the Lord's word each night helped me feel a sense of understanding and comfort return to my life.
I can't necessarily tell you the exact date and time that I felt Jesus moving in my heart (I used to marvel at those old fellas in church who would testify every Sunday and could always state the date they felt the Lord move in their life lol) ...but I think that's because I knew HE was always there. I just had to get past my "I'm in my 20s so I know everything" state of mind, and get back to normal lol. Nothing feels better then the calm that washes over you once you call out to Jesus and you feel HIS presence.
I experience true joy, calm, and peace. I don't let things bother me. I just talk to Jesus. I feel God's grace move within me. When I feel those ol' human emotions start to creep in like anger, anxiety, or hate I call out and HE relaxes me. All HE wants is for you to choose HIM. Call out to HIM if you're reading this post. HE's waiting on you and HE loves you. I promise.
#loved#blessed#thankyoujesus#powerofchrist#saved#godschild#happy#relaxed#helpmejesuslordbewithmejesus is my #mantra#giveitatry#youmightlikeit#HE >i #30daysofthanks
Keeping it healthy on this gorgeous FRIDAY night 🥗 causes it’s a lifestyle change not a “diet”!!! We actually love eating healthy! 😋 Mostly because it makes us feel great but even on Friday night before a busy weekend. We’ve got all kinds of adventures planned for this weekend so.........we eat healthy, at home, and make extras! 🙌🏼♥️💪🏼 #tryit#youmightlikeit#dinner#Certifiedhealthcoach
Glad I could grant my good friend Maria's birthday request to take a picture with a NFL player/model/dancer/positive figure with his shirt off (her words not mine 😂😂😂😂🙇♂️🙇♂️) It was nothing for me to do this for her as it should be the same for anyone else wanting to do what I did for Maria. If you got a way of making someone smile and happy at no cost or loss to yourself why would you not do that selfless act? Because believe me it cost me nothing and I lost nothing from fulfilling Maria's birthday wish but I promise you she gained the biggest joy and experience on her 29th birthday which will be something she always remembers 😇😇😇. #randomactofkindness#ark#tryit#youmightlikeit#birthdaygirl#29thbirthday#almost#dirty30#almostfriday#almostfamous#nomatterwhat#staytruetoyourself
Looks like I’m really happy with the knees in this pic, in reality I just love the stretch on the upper back. If like me you sit and a desk all day- this feels sooo good. Make sure you go nice and slow, one bone at a time. Added bonus is a abdominal workout as you control your spine down.
One of our most courageous athletes @emilyhuebsch 8 weeks post mastectomy, 2 days post half marathon. What’s stopping you? ・・・ ”I was really intimidated of throwing around big weights...until I met @trenton_thielfoldt_fitness and @garrysonridgely a few months prior to my surgery.
My task to them: Get me in as good of shape so I can go into this surgery strong to hopefully help my #recovery . Never did I think I would throw any weights above my head (or actually like it) - I wanted to stick to a simple back squat because that’s what I knew. I simply had to #ShowUp and they helped with the rest. They do a great job of working through technique throughout the entire workout, which is so unique and appreciated for us #amateurs . Almost like having a personal trainer without having to pay the expensive fees, and also the positive experience of working out with other pretty rad, like-minded people at the same time.
So here’s me almost 8 weeks #PostMastectomy , re-learning and working technique to build my muscles back in my new body. Nothing feels as badass. 🏋🏼♀️”
📣 in the background: @whitneyjcarlson