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I know that in some cases this could sound like an oxymoron… But, a few months ago I found myself criticizing my own self to the death. I stopped. I took a deep breath. This thought trickled in, “The most gorgeous parts of us are our fears and insecurities.” ❉
Facing our flaws and the harsh parts of ourselves is not an easy place to come to. It means acknowledging and accepting behaviors and habits we harbor. But once there, that’s where the magic happens. If we undoubtedly are in a spot where we want to improve our mind, body, or/and soul and improve relationships with others, we can take the fears and insecurities that fuel our pain and grow exponentially from that. We can remove heavy blocks that hinder us from living our greatest and happiest truth. Truth, the word, has lost so much of it’s beauty. But, truth, is incredibly life changing.
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Thus these flaws are not horrifying and shameful sides of us. Our flaws are not what others define us by. They’re the most enormous opportunities to heal and expand in our lives and with the people around us. Our flaws then turn into lovely specks of flawlessness, everywhere. ~M
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#fearlessness #magical #flawless #shine #thelotuslife #writer #yogatecaher #blog #bloom #poster #healingjourney #intuitive #innerguidance #soul #humanity
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I know that in some cases this could sound like an oxymoron… But, a few months ago I found myself criticizing my own self to the death. I stopped. I took a deep breath. This thought trickled in, “The most gorgeous parts of us are our fears and insecurities.” ❉ Facing our flaws and the harsh parts of ourselves is not an easy place to come to. It means acknowledging and accepting behaviors and habits we harbor. But once there, that’s where the magic happens. If we undoubtedly are in a spot where we want to improve our mind, body, or/and soul and improve relationships with others, we can take the fears and insecurities that fuel our pain and grow exponentially from that. We can remove heavy blocks that hinder us from living our greatest and happiest truth. Truth, the word, has lost so much of it’s beauty. But, truth, is incredibly life changing. ❉ Thus these flaws are not horrifying and shameful sides of us. Our flaws are not what others define us by. They’re the most enormous opportunities to heal and expand in our lives and with the people around us. Our flaws then turn into lovely specks of flawlessness, everywhere. ~M ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ #fearlessness  #magical  #flawless  #shine  #thelotuslife  #writer  #yogatecaher  #blog  #bloom  #poster  #healingjourney  #intuitive  #innerguidance  #soul  #humanity  📷: Monica C.
When you look like a little boy after your workouts but are so happy you reached your celebratory class :) Living between different states and cities I personally made it to a 550 classes and 550 different boy looks ☺️🙏🏻♥️ thank you @purebarre_theheights *
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#workouts #purebarre #ouch #gamechanger #fitgirls #mentalhealth #heal #selfcare #selflove #bookauthor #blog #yogateacher #fuel #soulfirst #community
I went to eat at a small delicious Chinese restaurant about 4 months ago in China Town ♥️ This was my fortune from the fortune cookie and 2 weeks later I was interviewing to teach yoga and fitness classes at The Post Oak Hotel (endless gratitude to my soul sister). It was completely and fully unexpected. Endless prayers later and a not so pretty road traveled, I’m so grateful to be able to teach there and also a separate little private practice 🙏🏻 In all things mind, body, soul, have you received immeasurable signs and messages just before a positive life changing event? If you don’t believe in signs as much, have you experienced something that made you just stop and think, “Well that’s interesting 🤔”? 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏿‍♀️
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#celestial #signs #guidance #soulfirst #theunknown #inexplicable #yoga #fitlife #writer #unpavedroad #persevere #connect #breakwithtradition #yourlife #safe
I went to eat at a small delicious Chinese restaurant about 4 months ago in China Town ♥️ This was my fortune from the fortune cookie and 2 weeks later I was interviewing to teach yoga and fitness classes at The Post Oak Hotel (endless gratitude to my soul sister). It was completely and fully unexpected. Endless prayers later and a not so pretty road traveled, I’m so grateful to be able to teach there and also a separate little private practice 🙏🏻 In all things mind, body, soul, have you received immeasurable signs and messages just before a positive life changing event? If you don’t believe in signs as much, have you experienced something that made you just stop and think, “Well that’s interesting 🤔”? 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏿‍♀️ * * * * * #celestial  #signs  #guidance  #soulfirst  #theunknown  #inexplicable  #yoga  #fitlife  #writer  #unpavedroad  #persevere  #connect  #breakwithtradition  #yourlife  #safe 
No matter how hard we try to be be aware, cautious, or caring of our wording and actions, there will be some that will be committed and devoted to not understand. There’s so many reasons why that is. The other party may not even be aware of it or care enough to stop it. In a time when so much is shared via a keyboard and not through actual human contact, continue doing your best. Try to understand or/and try to covey words as best as possible. And of course, as hard as it might be, make the greatest effort to create live person connections so that we can truly see how someone is delivering/receiving something. Don’t stop voicing 🗣♥️ good message @wordporn
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#repost #bookwriter #bookauthor #poster #message #humancontact #buildyoursoul #bewell #speak #understand #listen
No matter how hard we try to be be aware, cautious, or caring of our wording and actions, there will be some that will be committed and devoted to not understand. There’s so many reasons why that is. The other party may not even be aware of it or care enough to stop it. In a time when so much is shared via a keyboard and not through actual human contact, continue doing your best. Try to understand or/and try to covey words as best as possible. And of course, as hard as it might be, make the greatest effort to create live person connections so that we can truly see how someone is delivering/receiving something. Don’t stop voicing 🗣♥️ good message @wordporn • • • • • #repost  #bookwriter  #bookauthor  #poster  #message  #humancontact  #buildyoursoul  #bewell  #speak  #understand  #listen 
The Lotus Life Newsletter for October and November is out 🦃 If you’re a subscriber you can find it in your inbox and if it’s not there please check your “Junk/Spam" mail. If you still do not receive it please message me :) This month I’m giving another newsletter peek to everyone - Click the link in my bio. The Lotus Life gives you a monthly healthy dose of mind/body/soul content complete with tips, blogs, recipes, and discounts. Please redeem your discount in this month’s newsletter from the yoga line, Gaiam. Shop Jessica Biel’s latest activwear line and more 🧘🏾‍♀️ Plus get my Homemade Mac and Cheese with Roasted Butternut recipe. Thank you for helping our community and newsletter grow for over 6 months. •
Due to a few social media blips I’m postponing my giveaway but it will be right back ♥️ Please subscribe for my newsletter to be entered to win. Newsletters are specially delivered to your inbox and not normally available online as in this month 💌
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The Lotus Life Newsletter for October and November is out 🦃 If you’re a subscriber you can find it in your inbox and if it’s not there please check your “Junk/Spam" mail. If you still do not receive it please message me :) This month I’m giving another newsletter peek to everyone - Click the link in my bio. The Lotus Life gives you a monthly healthy dose of mind/body/soul content complete with tips, blogs, recipes, and discounts. Please redeem your discount in this month’s newsletter from the yoga line, Gaiam. Shop Jessica Biel’s latest activwear line and more 🧘🏾‍♀️ Plus get my Homemade Mac and Cheese with Roasted Butternut recipe. Thank you for helping our community and newsletter grow for over 6 months. • Due to a few social media blips I’m postponing my giveaway but it will be right back ♥️ Please subscribe for my newsletter to be entered to win. Newsletters are specially delivered to your inbox and not normally available online as in this month 💌 • • • • • #thelotuslife  #writer  #mind  #body  #soul  #health  • #menatlhealth  #heal  #strongertoday  #empower  #healingjourney 
My posts have been made to be extremely limited. We LOVE this platform to build and encourage, women, men, and our youth through mind/body/soul, and fun messages, blogs, recipes, and more. This blog has been the "little engine that could" and chugging up a mountain for a few years now. Just as there seemed to be a glimmer of progress and some recognition it hit some turbulence.
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If you are seeing my posts, please take a moment to like and leave a comment, even if it’s just ‘YES”, so that you and others can continue to stay an active and inspiring part of our wonderful community. •
Thank you, Monica ~ The Lotus Life
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#spreadlove #promotestrength #instagram #positiveplatform #blogger #writer #author #yogainstructor #humanity #minbodysoul #community #together #thankyou
My posts have been made to be extremely limited. We LOVE this platform to build and encourage, women, men, and our youth through mind/body/soul, and fun messages, blogs, recipes, and more. This blog has been the "little engine that could" and chugging up a mountain for a few years now. Just as there seemed to be a glimmer of progress and some recognition it hit some turbulence. • If you are seeing my posts, please take a moment to like and leave a comment, even if it’s just ‘YES”, so that you and others can continue to stay an active and inspiring part of our wonderful community. • Thank you, Monica ~ The Lotus Life • #spreadlove  #promotestrength  #instagram  #positiveplatform  #blogger  #writer  #author  #yogainstructor  #humanity  #minbodysoul  #community  #together  #thankyou 
My most sincerest prayers go directly to the those precious lives lost and that endured the trauma of yesterday’s shooting at the yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida. •
We cannot begin to understand the pain and desperation of a human being that leads them to such a monstrosity of an act. But we can fill ourselves, our homes, and our communities with utter acts of prayer and peace. •
Whichever side we stand on in spirituality or any other major belief, it’s safe to say that putting together a prayer before we leave our homes and before we enter into any facility can only form the greatest positive vibration around ourselves and for those around us. Even if some of us may not believe in spirituality, putting together words of love can help form immense loving energy that reverberates outward. We do this not just for our own circles and the people we like the most. We do this for every human being. •
Is prayer the only healant needed? No, but prayer along with action (in whatever way the word action means to you) is what reshapes our world. •
#prayer #cometogether #bridgethedivide #yoga #yogainstructor #blog #bookwriter #bookauthor #thelotuslife #wellnessadvocate #yourmind #yourbody #yoursoul #soulfirst #community #spiritualexperience #positive #truelove #energy #potd #heal #menatlhealth #endhate #lifeisprecious #breath
My most sincerest prayers go directly to the those precious lives lost and that endured the trauma of yesterday’s shooting at the yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida. • We cannot begin to understand the pain and desperation of a human being that leads them to such a monstrosity of an act. But we can fill ourselves, our homes, and our communities with utter acts of prayer and peace. • Whichever side we stand on in spirituality or any other major belief, it’s safe to say that putting together a prayer before we leave our homes and before we enter into any facility can only form the greatest positive vibration around ourselves and for those around us. Even if some of us may not believe in spirituality, putting together words of love can help form immense loving energy that reverberates outward. We do this not just for our own circles and the people we like the most. We do this for every human being. • Is prayer the only healant needed? No, but prayer along with action (in whatever way the word action means to you) is what reshapes our world. • #prayer  #cometogether  #bridgethedivide  #yoga  #yogainstructor  #blog  #bookwriter  #bookauthor  #thelotuslife  #wellnessadvocate  #yourmind  #yourbody  #yoursoul  #soulfirst  #community  #spiritualexperience  #positive  #truelove  #energy  #potd  #heal  #menatlhealth  #endhate  #lifeisprecious  #breath 
The happiest voting face I have ever seen ♥️ yesterday at the polls 🗳
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#vote #vote2018 #election #yourvoice #midterms #htx #blogger #writer #yogateacher #createthelove
Halloween is coming to a close 🧛🏻‍♀️💔🧛🏻‍♂️ Celebrated the end with a Harvest dinner with toots, painting on my nephew’s Halloween makeup, and an annual family pumpkin carving - Ours was Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc 🦇 (swipe to see) •
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#halloween #october #halloweenmakeup #harvest #makeup #pumpkincarving #pumpkin #monstersinc #disney #pixar #thrillernight #creeptastic #art #fallvibes #family #thelotuslife
This morning I was able to give the most beautiful yoga classes outdoors at, The Post Oak, for the kindest group of women. ☀️💫🌟✨🚺
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#morningyoga #sunsalutation #outdoors #breath #sunshine #peaceful #writer #author #yogateacher #fitness #blogger #houston #pray #divinetiming #thelotuslife
Forgiveness is something you have to do every single day. 🌻
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#pathway #light #picture #bookauthor #yoga #picturesque #landscape #message #thelotuslife #thinkwell #bewell #lesson #lotus #travels #bright
“You can call it home, be it for one night” ~ Truer words never spoken by a friendly passerby the week before we moved to Chicago. And I could not have found it be more telling. Although we are back in Houston now, I/we will always see Chicago as a second home♥️🦋💫🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏼‍♂️
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The UP ~ Upper Peninsula Michigan 🌬🍂🍁
The UP ~ Upper Peninsula Michigan 🌬🍂🍁
You are the loveliest flower in the garden. 🌻🌻
You are the loveliest flower in the garden. 🌻🌻
“Do not expect to return to yesteryear. We have to change with that. Increasing our faith & perspectives.” Anything and everything of yesteryear places us into a mental state of faith 🦋M
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“Do not expect to return to yesteryear. We have to change with that. Increasing our faith & perspectives.” Anything and everything of yesteryear places us into a mental state of faith 🦋M #thelotuslife 
Yes. This looks terrifying. But this is THE GREATEST face mask I’ve ever used 🧖🏻‍♀️ This week’s beauty tip is the black charcoal @boscia face mask 🖤 I’m over the moon because I applied it the night before traveling and the results have lasted a few days into travel ✈️ Supple, smooth, fresh skin that’s bright and lifted. Makeup went on smoother. I love the Multi-Masking Medley because the pouches are small enough to carry with you and freshen up overly exhausted skin while on a trip. Very easy to apply and remove. You can even see all the pore debris that gets pulled out 😖 This can be an official part to skincare routines and good for men too 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️ *no filter post photos*
Yes. This looks terrifying. But this is THE GREATEST face mask I’ve ever used 🧖🏻‍♀️ This week’s beauty tip is the black charcoal @boscia face mask 🖤 I’m over the moon because I applied it the night before traveling and the results have lasted a few days into travel ✈️ Supple, smooth, fresh skin that’s bright and lifted. Makeup went on smoother. I love the Multi-Masking Medley because the pouches are small enough to carry with you and freshen up overly exhausted skin while on a trip. Very easy to apply and remove. You can even see all the pore debris that gets pulled out 😖 This can be an official part to skincare routines and good for men too 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♀️ *no filter post photos*