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Another epic sunset featuring a lone surfer 🌊🌺
Another epic sunset featuring a lone surfer 🌊🌺
Happy Halloween! 🍂 •

Am I the only one who isn’t into Halloween?! I’m totally content at home with a book and some tea... #introvertlife • 
Book Related Realization👇🏼🔥
I got hit with a massive truth bomb today🤯
I was watching a lecture for school by life coach @mastinkipp ... He said our generation has a huge issue with spiritual entertainment rather than spiritual implementation. We buy all the personal development/spiritual practice/self help books, have some life epiphany in the moment and feel all “new me who dis” aaaaand then forget about  the next day. We suck at implementing and taking action. It’s true. I’ve owned this book for ummmm... 4 years? Maybe 5? And am now just finally putting its teachings into consistent practice. •

SO!! Fellow spiritual/personal development info junkies... take action. Make a list of things you want to follow through on in regards to your growth and follow through!! Little bit of Wednesday night motivation. 
My guess is tomorrow many people’s lists will involve “no more candy until Christmas”😂🍫
Happy Halloween! 🍂 • Am I the only one who isn’t into Halloween?! I’m totally content at home with a book and some tea... #introvertlife  • Book Related Realization👇🏼🔥 I got hit with a massive truth bomb today🤯 I was watching a lecture for school by life coach @mastinkipp ... He said our generation has a huge issue with spiritual entertainment rather than spiritual implementation. We buy all the personal development/spiritual practice/self help books, have some life epiphany in the moment and feel all “new me who dis” aaaaand then forget about the next day. We suck at implementing and taking action. It’s true. I’ve owned this book for ummmm... 4 years? Maybe 5? And am now just finally putting its teachings into consistent practice. • SO!! Fellow spiritual/personal development info junkies... take action. Make a list of things you want to follow through on in regards to your growth and follow through!! Little bit of Wednesday night motivation. My guess is tomorrow many people’s lists will involve “no more candy until Christmas”😂🍫
🌙 M E D I T A T I ON ✨ 
Bringing daily meditation practice into my routine has been a game changer. 
Some days I talk myself out of it (of course) but when I am consistent I notice a massive difference in my mood, motivation and overall state of well-being. .
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It’s so easy to fixate and obsess about the physical actions related to achieving our goals and forget about the foundation, which is the mindset and intention behind it. 
I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to take time to relax the mind, be present, breath and visualize your intentions for the future. 
You will be amazed at how excited and inspired you feel!! (After you move past the phases of “shut up brain”, “this is stupid” and nodding off😂) .
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I HIGHLY recommend the teachings of @abrahamhickspublications and @officialdrjoedispenza 
They have both been incredibly transforming resources for me. Whether you want to improve your mental well-being to be happier, see improved results with manifesting your desires, get more in tune with your body or all of the above... this is huge.
 If anybody wants specific meditations or resources I recommend, feel free to DM me 💗
🌙 M E D I T A T I ON ✨ Bringing daily meditation practice into my routine has been a game changer. Some days I talk myself out of it (of course) but when I am consistent I notice a massive difference in my mood, motivation and overall state of well-being. . 💫 . It’s so easy to fixate and obsess about the physical actions related to achieving our goals and forget about the foundation, which is the mindset and intention behind it. I cannot stress enough how helpful it is to take time to relax the mind, be present, breath and visualize your intentions for the future. You will be amazed at how excited and inspired you feel!! (After you move past the phases of “shut up brain”, “this is stupid” and nodding off😂) . 💫 . I HIGHLY recommend the teachings of @abrahamhickspublications and @officialdrjoedispenza They have both been incredibly transforming resources for me. Whether you want to improve your mental well-being to be happier, see improved results with manifesting your desires, get more in tune with your body or all of the above... this is huge. If anybody wants specific meditations or resources I recommend, feel free to DM me 💗
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When we are in “the mess” it’s so easy to feel stuck in it instead of seeing it as a launching pad. I’m guilty of this, I’m sure most people are... .
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Admittedly the past few days I have felt stuck in the mess after feeling so good about where I am and where I am going. Even with everything I know about thought patterns, law of attraction and why the body/conscious mind fight change... I still caught myself falling into the trap of seeing the mess and feeling stuck in it... .
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Then I took some deep breaths and took a step back to observe what was happening from an outside perspective. I am not stuck. I am feeling mess to acknowledge thought patterns that are ready to be released and healed. .
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The magic is seriously in the mess!!! When you are faced with difficult scenarios in life it forces you to pay attention and evaluate more. It allows you to be clear on what you want to change and what you DO want.

So. Take a deep breath. Look at where you are objectively and have gratitude for what it is showing you. Then use it as a launching pad to focus on what you want. It allows you to have intense energy behind it which brings it too you at great speed. 
Reminding myself of this today and maybe somebody else needs to hear this too💜
💗✨ When we are in “the mess” it’s so easy to feel stuck in it instead of seeing it as a launching pad. I’m guilty of this, I’m sure most people are... . 🌸 . Admittedly the past few days I have felt stuck in the mess after feeling so good about where I am and where I am going. Even with everything I know about thought patterns, law of attraction and why the body/conscious mind fight change... I still caught myself falling into the trap of seeing the mess and feeling stuck in it... . 🌸 . Then I took some deep breaths and took a step back to observe what was happening from an outside perspective. I am not stuck. I am feeling mess to acknowledge thought patterns that are ready to be released and healed. . 🌸 . The magic is seriously in the mess!!! When you are faced with difficult scenarios in life it forces you to pay attention and evaluate more. It allows you to be clear on what you want to change and what you DO want. So. Take a deep breath. Look at where you are objectively and have gratitude for what it is showing you. Then use it as a launching pad to focus on what you want. It allows you to have intense energy behind it which brings it too you at great speed. Reminding myself of this today and maybe somebody else needs to hear this too💜
For anybody like me who usually is too lazy to read lengthy posts... here’s an easy to digest summary😏💓✨. .

Repost from @hannahkeyesfit
For anybody like me who usually is too lazy to read lengthy posts... here’s an easy to digest summary😏💓✨. . Repost from @hannahkeyesfit
Necessary commentary 👇🏼💥
I was really hesitant to post this and I haven’t posted a picture of my body or “progress picture” in months... .

As eluded to in many previous posts, since the summer I have been really facing my beliefs and perceptions around self worth, body image, self love and my relationship with food.

When I started this account it was with the intention to be for fitness motivation and  struggling with autoimmune disease. 
Then, shifted into me sharing what was really going on beneath that. .

While processing this, I didn’t feel right posting about my physical progress (or body) because the emotional and mental progress I was going through felt much more important to share. .

I’m managing my inflammation better, getting stronger, leaner and finding balance with food. BUT!! This was a RESULT of some intense inner work that went far beyond exercising and eating right. .

Reading, reflecting, meditating daily, writing, and learning self love were huge components in this shift. 
The weight loss is really a side benefit. .

In my opinion, it’s ok to be proud of your physical progress and to share it to inspire others who are on a similar journey. But it is NOT ok to determine your self worth by the scale or your physical body or choose it over your mental health and well-being. 
Your goals should be centred in self love, not self hate. PLEASE remember this while on your journey and let me be an example of this to those struggling like I have been. 
Lots of love to my amazing support system, especially @emsfitchapter , for being there for me through all this💜
Necessary commentary 👇🏼💥 I was really hesitant to post this and I haven’t posted a picture of my body or “progress picture” in months... . As eluded to in many previous posts, since the summer I have been really facing my beliefs and perceptions around self worth, body image, self love and my relationship with food. When I started this account it was with the intention to be for fitness motivation and struggling with autoimmune disease. Then, shifted into me sharing what was really going on beneath that. . While processing this, I didn’t feel right posting about my physical progress (or body) because the emotional and mental progress I was going through felt much more important to share. . I’m managing my inflammation better, getting stronger, leaner and finding balance with food. BUT!! This was a RESULT of some intense inner work that went far beyond exercising and eating right. . Reading, reflecting, meditating daily, writing, and learning self love were huge components in this shift. The weight loss is really a side benefit. . In my opinion, it’s ok to be proud of your physical progress and to share it to inspire others who are on a similar journey. But it is NOT ok to determine your self worth by the scale or your physical body or choose it over your mental health and well-being. Your goals should be centred in self love, not self hate. PLEASE remember this while on your journey and let me be an example of this to those struggling like I have been. Lots of love to my amazing support system, especially @emsfitchapter , for being there for me through all this💜
🔥This. Is. So. True. 🔥 • 
Whenever I have been motivated to make big changes in my life and to grow, it was a result of getting tired of my own bullshit. It seems to be a process of peeling back layers, where I grow and then discover more bullshit that needs to go. • 
The only thing ever holding you back from where you are and where you want to be is you and the choices you make. You may argue this is not so, but do not underestimate how powerful your thoughts and abilities to manifest are. More than we can possibly imagine. 
So here’s a little #humpday motivation, get sick of your own bullshit and create the life you want. One thought, habit and day at a time. ✌🏼💕
🔥This. Is. So. True. 🔥 • Whenever I have been motivated to make big changes in my life and to grow, it was a result of getting tired of my own bullshit. It seems to be a process of peeling back layers, where I grow and then discover more bullshit that needs to go. • The only thing ever holding you back from where you are and where you want to be is you and the choices you make. You may argue this is not so, but do not underestimate how powerful your thoughts and abilities to manifest are. More than we can possibly imagine. So here’s a little #humpday  motivation, get sick of your own bullshit and create the life you want. One thought, habit and day at a time. ✌🏼💕
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. -Hippocrates . 🍍 . 
If you are like m and many others who suffer from inflammation... it’s great to have a guideline for nature’s form, nutrient dense foods you can use to help soothe it. Not all these foods agree with the system depending on what is going on with your gut but you can use it as a guideline. . 🍍 . 
Kale and turmeric I consume daily and bone broth I make myself frequently to incorporate with cooking or soups. Try experimenting with some different foods and see what works best for you 💕. Repost from @drjoshaxe
“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. -Hippocrates . 🍍 . If you are like m and many others who suffer from inflammation... it’s great to have a guideline for nature’s form, nutrient dense foods you can use to help soothe it. Not all these foods agree with the system depending on what is going on with your gut but you can use it as a guideline. . 🍍 . Kale and turmeric I consume daily and bone broth I make myself frequently to incorporate with cooking or soups. Try experimenting with some different foods and see what works best for you 💕. Repost from @drjoshaxe
Dreams remain dreams unless you take inspired action✨. ﹏ 
Very grateful and excited for growth, new adventures and making dreams reality💜. ﹏ 
Art credit: @chibirdart 🐥
Dreams remain dreams unless you take inspired action✨. ﹏ Very grateful and excited for growth, new adventures and making dreams reality💜. ﹏ Art credit: @chibirdart 🐥
Repost from @fxywlf ✨. “Cycles are closing out right now. Some of us are entering karmic completion, while others are being served what has been far past due. Fate is in the air and it is heavy. Think lightly. Keep in mind that October has some really deep, intense magic in store. Anything can and will happen”. Regardless of your belief systems, I urge you to stay open and attentive this month to what is going on in the world. Big shifts in store... stay tuned. ✨🌙🔮
Repost from @fxywlf ✨. “Cycles are closing out right now. Some of us are entering karmic completion, while others are being served what has been far past due. Fate is in the air and it is heavy. Think lightly. Keep in mind that October has some really deep, intense magic in store. Anything can and will happen”. Regardless of your belief systems, I urge you to stay open and attentive this month to what is going on in the world. Big shifts in store... stay tuned. ✨🌙🔮
🐝 (Be) Yourself 
I saw a post that said “Don’t be unique, be authentic”. It may not seem so, but trying to be unique can actually just be like following what everyone else is doing. It’s not genuine. . 🔮 . 
If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, make sure that you’re doing it because it makes you truly happy. If not, f*ck it. The best discoveries are usually made taking the road less travelled... When I moved to Costa Rica a year ago I had no idea what I was doing or what would happen but I knew I didn’t want to follow what everyone else was doing anymore. I lost who I was and I didn’t like the person I had become. After a year of energetically getting my ass kicked and facing myself in many lights, that picture seems so much clearer. Now, I don’t give a shit what everyone else is doing or if I look weird because I don’t want to do it too. The best part is when you vibe clearly with what you want to do... the right people show up. 
Just a friendly reminder that you don’t need to do something just because it’s normal or everyone else is doing it😘✌🏼
🐝 (Be) Yourself I saw a post that said “Don’t be unique, be authentic”. It may not seem so, but trying to be unique can actually just be like following what everyone else is doing. It’s not genuine. . 🔮 . If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, make sure that you’re doing it because it makes you truly happy. If not, f*ck it. The best discoveries are usually made taking the road less travelled... When I moved to Costa Rica a year ago I had no idea what I was doing or what would happen but I knew I didn’t want to follow what everyone else was doing anymore. I lost who I was and I didn’t like the person I had become. After a year of energetically getting my ass kicked and facing myself in many lights, that picture seems so much clearer. Now, I don’t give a shit what everyone else is doing or if I look weird because I don’t want to do it too. The best part is when you vibe clearly with what you want to do... the right people show up. Just a friendly reminder that you don’t need to do something just because it’s normal or everyone else is doing it😘✌🏼
👉🏻J U D G E M E N T👈🏻 Let’s be honest, we all do it. 
Unfortunately for most, it runs our lives and creates separation from self. It’s so subconsciously a part of our life we don’t even notice when we are doing it. 
I’m extremely judgmental.  Of myself the most, but also of others. It makes me feel like shit. It doesn’t feel right, and yet I am always doing it. 
When I started reading Judgement Detox I was like “Oh hot damn, this is exactly what I need to be hearing right now”. It’s not about anybody else. It’s about me distracting myself from what needs to be healed. 
So, now I get to observe my judgement; without judgement, discover it’s roots and being the healing✨💗.
👉🏻J U D G E M E N T👈🏻 Let’s be honest, we all do it. Unfortunately for most, it runs our lives and creates separation from self. It’s so subconsciously a part of our life we don’t even notice when we are doing it. I’m extremely judgmental. Of myself the most, but also of others. It makes me feel like shit. It doesn’t feel right, and yet I am always doing it. When I started reading Judgement Detox I was like “Oh hot damn, this is exactly what I need to be hearing right now”. It’s not about anybody else. It’s about me distracting myself from what needs to be healed. So, now I get to observe my judgement; without judgement, discover it’s roots and being the healing✨💗.
It’s an earl grey kinda Friday💜  Loving the rain here in Costa Rica right now... giving me serious nostalgia for home & the west coast 🌊✨
It’s an earl grey kinda Friday💜 Loving the rain here in Costa Rica right now... giving me serious nostalgia for home & the west coast 🌊✨
Having a morning routine helps set me up for a productive day✨ 
First thing I do when I wake up usually is meditate (some days I make an excuse not to)😆 Second is take supplements and have a glass of warm water with lemon, ACV and ginger🍋

Third is a work out🤸🏼‍♀️ Fourth, and most favoured is an almond milk latte with a book☕️. •.......•.......•.......• After derailing myself from stress, creating a morning routine has been key in getting me back on track. The best part is once you do it enough it comes second nature and requires little conscious effort!! Who else has a morning ritual that sets them up for success?💗
Having a morning routine helps set me up for a productive day✨ First thing I do when I wake up usually is meditate (some days I make an excuse not to)😆 Second is take supplements and have a glass of warm water with lemon, ACV and ginger🍋 Third is a work out🤸🏼‍♀️ Fourth, and most favoured is an almond milk latte with a book☕️. •.......•.......•.......• After derailing myself from stress, creating a morning routine has been key in getting me back on track. The best part is once you do it enough it comes second nature and requires little conscious effort!! Who else has a morning ritual that sets them up for success?💗
✨ C H A N G E ✨ •........•........•........•
Let’s be real... changing and levelling up ain’t easy. It requires a lot discipline, self awareness, accountability and consistency. There’s a damn good reason many people don’t change unless a major event happens (rock bottom, near death experience, epiphany, etc). For me, the most challenging aspects are accountability and consistency. 
Putting my daily habits in my google calendar such as meditation, workouts, reading with a reminder alert definitely helps me follow through. ••• Comment below with your favourite tools you use to inspire change and be held accountable to your goals💭 
Happy Sunday 😘✌🏼
✨ C H A N G E ✨ •........•........•........• Let’s be real... changing and levelling up ain’t easy. It requires a lot discipline, self awareness, accountability and consistency. There’s a damn good reason many people don’t change unless a major event happens (rock bottom, near death experience, epiphany, etc). For me, the most challenging aspects are accountability and consistency. Putting my daily habits in my google calendar such as meditation, workouts, reading with a reminder alert definitely helps me follow through. ••• Comment below with your favourite tools you use to inspire change and be held accountable to your goals💭 Happy Sunday 😘✌🏼
My kind of mantra✌🏼
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Has anybody read Judgement Detox by @gabbybernstein ? 
Just started it today and it’s definitely right on target for what I need to hear right now. 
As I go through the process of releasing belief systems around judgment of self and others, it’s eye opening to explore the underlying/root causes. 
If you, like me, struggle with judgement I definitely recommend giving it a read!
My kind of mantra✌🏼 • • • Has anybody read Judgement Detox by @gabbybernstein ? Just started it today and it’s definitely right on target for what I need to hear right now. As I go through the process of releasing belief systems around judgment of self and others, it’s eye opening to explore the underlying/root causes. If you, like me, struggle with judgement I definitely recommend giving it a read!
• Reasons Not To Go • 
1) The opportunity to experience pure joy 
2) The ability to help others who are going through what you have 
3) To see the beauty of the world 
4) To receive love and support from others 
5) To utilize your unique talents 
6) To laugh so hard your cheeks hurt 
7) To stand up for what you believe in and create change 
8) To cross off the things on your bucket list 
9) To fall in love 
10) To feel immense gratitude for life 
11) To create the life you dream of having  @luna.ap.photography contacted me and asked me to take part in the #whynotchallenge for #suicidepreventionweek ... The purpose of this challenge is to share 11 reasons not to go. 
When you’re trapped in your mind and engulfed by the dark it’s so hard to think of any reason to stay. I’ve been there and I know how helpless it feels.  But I promise you, it can get better. I am so glad I decided to stay and experience the incredible things life has to offer.  You can too. I hope this list helps somebody who is struggling and reminds them they are not alone despite how alone their thoughts make them feel💗🌸. Spread the word and participate to help be a light in the dark✨.
• Reasons Not To Go • 1) The opportunity to experience pure joy 2) The ability to help others who are going through what you have 3) To see the beauty of the world 4) To receive love and support from others 5) To utilize your unique talents 6) To laugh so hard your cheeks hurt 7) To stand up for what you believe in and create change 8) To cross off the things on your bucket list 9) To fall in love 10) To feel immense gratitude for life 11) To create the life you dream of having @luna.ap.photography contacted me and asked me to take part in the #whynotchallenge  for #suicidepreventionweek  ... The purpose of this challenge is to share 11 reasons not to go. When you’re trapped in your mind and engulfed by the dark it’s so hard to think of any reason to stay. I’ve been there and I know how helpless it feels. But I promise you, it can get better. I am so glad I decided to stay and experience the incredible things life has to offer. You can too. I hope this list helps somebody who is struggling and reminds them they are not alone despite how alone their thoughts make them feel💗🌸. Spread the word and participate to help be a light in the dark✨.
The word selfish has a negative connotation to many. While it can be used to describe an act of lack of consideration to another, it can also describe prioritizing oneself in a positive manner. •

The next couple months are quiet (business wise) so I am organizing myself to take full advantage of focusing on school and personal growth. 
Does anybody have suggestions on how they prioritize and schedule their daily goals/habits?! Looking into Bullet Journaling but curious on other methods😄💗
The word selfish has a negative connotation to many. While it can be used to describe an act of lack of consideration to another, it can also describe prioritizing oneself in a positive manner. • The next couple months are quiet (business wise) so I am organizing myself to take full advantage of focusing on school and personal growth. Does anybody have suggestions on how they prioritize and schedule their daily goals/habits?! Looking into Bullet Journaling but curious on other methods😄💗