100kg deadlift!!!! So proud of this girl and the hard work she consistently puts in!
Even more than her strength and tenacity, I adore how she constantly encourages others in their journey.
She’s a true gem and I love having her around this place!
So proud of you girl!!
I am so unbelievably proud of this woman! Here she is lacing her footy boots for the first time! A new and exciting challenge begins beautiful girl! I love you! I’m so proud of you and I’m with you all the way! Xx
Is there ever a moment in your life where you just STOP and think…wow, I must be doing something right?! It’s really easy to think negative thoughts about ourselves (why is that?!)…like, I could do more of XYZ or less of ABC, you name it- we are HARD on ourselves. We wonder if we’re enough. My friends, you are…WE ARE ENOUGH! But sometimes it’s nice to get a little validation…
This morning Conrad and I received this text from daycare about our 5 year old…
We were talking about the backpacks and why it’s important to give if you have extra...
Ellison says, “if I saw a kid whose parents couldn’t take care of them or any kid who didn’t have any toys or things, I would definitely go home and get one of my toys, but a nice one, not a broken or chewed up one and I would give it to them so they wouldn’t sit and have their heart broken. Then I would go back home and get some of my money from my piggy bank and go to the store to buy them a new toy too so they don’t have to have all used and old toys. I would even give them one of my specialist blinkies because I have more than one special one.”
My heart was bursting with pride and suddenly it was hard to see my phone. 😉
To top it off, I then got another text just from Conrad, “Our daughter sure is amazing. She gets that from her mother. Thank you for helping raise the wonderful little girls we have. They take after you in so many ways! I love you!”
😭 What?! Okay, then the tears REALLY started to weld up.
All those times I’ve questioned myself, wondered if I was making the right decisions...none of that mattered suddenly. Parenting is hard. I’ll make mistakes, but I’m doing the best that I can. So let’s embrace the WINS and give ourselves grace for the tougher times.
Moms, we are all doing our best and we are 100% enough...if you don’t believe it, just listen to your kid. 💞
I know it may feel like there is no other way but to end your misery and sometimes there's no way anything will change that. I don't think you're selfish I don't hate you... but if this stops you and makes you think, then good. There is much more to life than the downs. Celebrate the ups no matter how small and how far inbetween because my friend if life were easy, you'd be bored. Our lives are specially designed for us and what we can endure. No I'm not saying that it makes every bad thing alright or that you don't deserve better I'm just saying you've got it in you to make your life how you want it.
It takes a whole lot of will power, the right people around you and so much more but you can do it. I believe in you.
Friends, I want to hear from you 🙋♀️ What kinds of questions do you have about progressing your yoga practice?
What kinds of questions do you have about your current practice?
What do you want to know about beginning a yoga practice? 👇 Ask away 👇
Wearing @gaiam for some #snowga with 📷 @mhperetz
We love easy recipes that are Wildling approved..... With ice-cream season well and truly being here (who am I kidding we have been having ice-creams all year) I thought I would share our Wildlings favourite homemade ice-creams. ~ Coconut cream
~ Maple syrup
~ Vanilla extract
~ Vanilla or chocolate complete powder
Blend, freeze and enjoy 💋
❄ Calling all TDP East Coasters! ❄
Break out your holiday finest and join us on Monday, December 17 for our first ever official Holiday Party. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There will be ritual sharing, readings by some of our favorite NYC authors, musical performance, a silent auction with some incredible goods, and a chance to remember the dead and celebrate the living and all that powers us through.
More information and tickets here: Bit.ly/NYCholidayparty
Yesterday I donated the last of the milk I had collected and been storing. Now this had been a goal of mine for a long time. See when we had our son I had some issues and didn’t have enough to feed him at first. I remember the feeling of guilt and feeling like a failure when they had to give him formula because I “wasn’t giving him what he needed”. I promised myself if I ever had the opportunity to keep another mom not feel like that I would.
A couple years later I helped start a milk depot at our hospital. It was then that I knew that if we were ever lucky enough to have another baby, I wanted to be able to donate.
Fast forward a few years and along came our daughter. This was my chance! My goal was to hopefully be able to donate 1000 ounces.
Yesterday when did the final tally...I ended up donating 3400 ounces...almost 27 gallons. My hope is that not only will this milk help those little babies, but also ease the mind of new moms who are in the same situation I was in with our first.
Ultimately, I hope this story helps moms. I hope no mom ever feels guilty about how their baby is fed. I have known so many mom who feel guilty because they couldn’t nurse...or nurse as long as they hoped. I know moms who felt guilty because it was easy for them and they felt bad because their friend struggled. At the end of the day...know that you are amazing! As long as you are doing what works best for you, baby, and your family that is all that matters. YOU GOT THIS MAMA!
Whenever people don't accomplish their goals or objective, they start lowering their goals.
What they should be doing is keeping that goal up there and keep at it.
Analyze and think about what needs to be done to get there.
Ask yourself if you could've done more.
If you could put in more effort.
If the answer is yes, then keep on going.
The answer is rarely ever no.
Comment below if you agree 👇
Marble bust of Seneca by an anonymous sculptor of the 17th century
Day 86 | 515am | 77kms | she’s back “You wanna know what it is? I think there comes a time in every woman’s life when she realises it’s going to be okay. A time when she stops putting other people before herself and starts feeling good about putting herself all the way first. A time when she not only stops going hard for the people who don’t go hard for her, but closes the door to them all together, and for good. A time when she’s ready to take back the control over her own life and do right by her for a change...and that’s where I’m at right now. I’m in that zone, and I’m finally doing right by me.” Unknown sassy girl
The results are in, well done to our November We’ve Got This Winners for OMD Sydney. Congratulations to Team Frucor and Team Activision for their outstanding work over the past few weeks, and a special shout-out to one of our star Strategists, Daisy Huang, who brought home the overall award for the month. #YouveGotThis
Have you ever been on an Artist’s Date?⠀
It’s my favourite homework assignment from Julia Cameron’s the Artist’s Way. This is one of the books I recommend on my reading list for clients, whether or not you consider yourself an artist 👩🎨 , because it reconnects you to your passions and consequently helps you find your purpose. ⠀
An artist’s date is something you do by yourself (Sometimes babies are allowed/unavoidable 😜), once a week, to “fill your well”. ⠀
Your well is your energy source for creativity and inspiration 💫 You draw on your well anytime you create and I think, also when you’re trying to manage your emotions or feel better when you’re low (so it’s super important to keep it full!).⠀
Your artist’s date is supposed to be a solo play date for your inner child 🧒. Something that’s fun for fun’s sake. Something that makes you feel good or inspired. ⠀
My artist dates are often a hike somewhere new, looking at books, listening to a new album from start to finish, going to a museum, or my favourite - taking myself out for coffee.⠀
When you make a habit of doing this regularly, your well stays full and so you are more fulfilled, excited and happy about life. ⠀
What date will you take yourself on this week?
If you’re having a rough start to today, or are having a cracker of a week - hang in there. You’ve got this and this too shall pass. Your test will become your testimony, and you will be able to better help others in a similar position. #hanginthere#youvegotthis#thingscanonlygetbetter
Just breathe! Today was a big aha kind of day! The kind of day that made me see the difference between living a long happy life vs. just getting through the day.
Full personal disclosure for the hopes that someone else needs to hear this too.
The last few weeks have been nothing shy of maximum stress.
I have taken on a new amazing role which if you know me, you know I take everything on at 110%....When you love something you give it your all!! add on several courses, two papers a week, single mom life, 5 year old twins, a relationship ending that affected all three of us, a horrible fall in my shower that I am still healing from, a business I am still running, an average of 5 hours a sleep every night, Addison breaking out into a crazy rash, Eli needing glasses, and my blood pressure that has now decided to dramatically increase as a result.....none of these things are tragic on there own but put them all together and you’ve got material for a total mom meltdown.
You know that breaking point so many talk about?? Well I reached it yesterday. This is not a post about complaining. I’m busy, and crazed and personally I’ve always liked my life like that 🤷🏻♀️... but rather it’s a realization.
I realized in that moment.... I had forgotten one ☝️ thing. One very important thing.....ME!! 💕 A very wise friend reminded me about being on an airplane.....”put your mask on first before anyone else”...because we are no good to anyone if we are not taking care of ourselves.
So today I am promising to bring the love back to myself. It’s time to fill up my cup 🍵 again so I can give to the people I love, be the FUN mom again, and continue to work towards the things I want to achieve.
To those at the end of the rope...I’m reminding you to put on YOUR mask first too. ❤️ .
I’m a poet and you didn’t even know it!
But in all reality if you want to know the number one thing that will turn off your audience and send them running for the hills ... it’s when they scroll your feed and see all your products, see you begging for them to buy, or even highlighting the features of what you’re trying to sell.
Just start telling your story, start conversations, ask questions and engage them!
When done right this alone will transform your business from 🦗 to dolla dolla bills y’all!
You know you’ve said “I’ll start tomorrow” we all have at one point or another. 🙇🏼♀️
In all honesty the number one reason we don’t start today because we are scared. We’re scared of failing, we’re scared of results, or scared of what other people think. 😬
What if, just what if, you started today and a year from now your life looked completely different for the better? 🤔
If you knew that was going to happen I can guarantee you would start today. But we can’t tell the future so we put it off in fear. But if you start today what you could put off until next week you’d be even further ahead. Even just a few days could mean thousands of dollars in extra income, extra pounds in weight loss, extra time with loved ones!🤯
Aren’t you worth the risk of starting today and maybe, just maybe changing your life for the better?! Damn right you are!!! 💥
I didn't realize what I was getting myself into when I decided on August 17, 2009 to start 5 Star Virtual Service. ⠀
I had just thrown my hat into the Virtual Assistant (VA) industry (Funny story: I thought I created it and then found out that there were several people doing VA type work since 19** something - - oh well :smile: )⠀
At the time I took on clients that wanted me to do bookkeeping, admin, design, copy writing, and any other work that they could put in front of me. Yes, I was what they call a generalist. And that is where the work really started...⠀
I slowly started figuring out what I liked and didn't like to do. Who I liked and didn't like to work with. But the biggest thing that came out of starting 5 Star Virtual Service was I started to figure out Kyna B.⠀
I started to figure out that in order for me to be the best VA (my goal at the time) I had to start doing some work - - I had to work on me. (Let me be very clear I was not using that "Work on Me" language back then. I didn't even know that I had a "problem". All I knew was that I wanted to be the best...)⠀
STORY TO BE CONTINUED⠀
My point is that today I know that in order for me to get to where I am to where I want to go (Goals and Dreams) I have to do the work. The success comes not in accomplishing your goals or living dreams - the success comes in the process of reaching your goals and seeing your dreams become a reality!⠀
Love you - Kyna B 🧡
My best friend lives in the most beautiful area, so the next group of photos will most likely be from my trip there. I’m feeling positive today because I got an interview for my PGCE today, but I also had nightmares all night. Normally my dreams stop after I wake up. But this one just continued each time I fell asleep again. Your day is what you make of it, I could’ve chosen today to feel crappy (which would’ve been totally ok) but instead I showered and relaxed, and reminded myself that a dream is just that: a dream. It’s not reality. A year ago I would’ve simply let it get to me and encompass me entirely. But thanks to growth and therapy, I can move on from these things. It’s okay if right now, you find it hard to move on from things like this. But in time you will learn and grow as we all do, and mental illness will change and transform and awareness will hopefully provide coping mechanisms that are successful. Point of this is: it’s ok to feel crappy right now, but not forever. It’s ok to dwell for a day, as long as you give yourself a chance tomorrow. ❤️ #nature#mentalhealth#mentalwellbeing#mentalhealthblog#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthrecovery#blogger#youvegotthis#anxiety#depression#mentalhealthawareness