Versatility 🙏⠀ ⠀ I’ll admit. I felt frightened when I saw the red ants on the ground.⠀ ⠀ After I got up I was expecting to feel a sting because I’ve heard many stories of how painful their bites are!⠀ ⠀ But none of them went on me!⠀ ⠀ They marched around me while I was taking a long-sweet stretch.⠀ ⠀ As I enjoyed this stretch, I also enjoyed the breeze, the view, being in nature. Doing something COMPLETELY different because I’d feel safe using a yoga mat on the dirt and looking for a spot where there’s no rocks & critters crawling around at all.⠀ ⠀ Figuratively, I decided to be flexible with where I get to stretch, and I was completely fine!⠀ ⠀ In fact, because I was able to stretch out of my comfort zone, I was able to feel and see new experiences I haven’t had before!⠀ ⠀ How often do you add your own “conditions” to new experiences that are meant to be minimalistic? 📸@ania_volovique
Live Life with Love & Intention.⠀ ⠀ Just like the Lotus Flower!⠀ ⠀ In order for a Lotus Flower to grow from its stalks, it must grow through muddy water that is infested with snakes.⠀ ⠀ Is the water really infested? Or is the flower in harmony with it’s residence?⠀ ⠀ When the Lotus Flower is fully bloomed, no matter what happens, it has already risen and stays above it all.⠀ ⠀ Custom Creation Dress by @nowearleft⠀ 📸 @ania_volovique
It took me many years to understand the meaning of “being happy with where I’m at.”⠀ ⠀ My ambition had always been so strong that it was so hard for me to fathom being happy at my current state, and feeling like I’m enough. It’s hard to see it when I’m always putting so much pressure on myself on a daily basis.⠀ ⠀ I realized that being obsessive behind getting to that destination lead me to being stressed.⠀ ⠀ And although that burning-desire is necessary, I took a moment to look at all of the relationships I’ve made with people over the years, and my closest relationships I have today—I’ve noticed that no matter how many times I fail or do crazy impulsive things, I’m always infinite of opportunities! ⠀ ⠀ There’s always something that WORKS OUT for myself and others!⠀ ⠀ I live in an AMAZING time, and it feels liberating to know that I’ve sourced this ever-growing lifestyle and loving relationships that I have today. And as long as I continue to be myself, I will always feel this kind of love and security no matter how far, how rocky, or how close I am in my journey to my dreams.⠀ ⠀ Getting to the destination isn’t an end-all-be-all. Don’t get it twisted.⠀ ⠀ So THIS is what it means to “find myself”. 📸@ania_volovique
Sundae-Fun Day!!!!!⠀ ⠀ Salt and Straws was the best ice-cream I’ve ever had in my life!⠀ ⠀ The smell of waffles and tasting my favorite nutty flavors brought me back to my childhood to being fully expressive, not caring how obnoxious I was, and always ready to create something new with the resources I already have!⠀ ⠀ I may be an adult, but it’s my inner-child that makes magical things happen.⠀ ⠀ How does YOUR inner-child show up in your life today?
Do you ever come across as a “FLAKE”, “PROCRASTINATOR”, “UNRELIABLE”, “HOT-MESS”? Use this to conquer those habits!
For this week’s W.W.W. Topic, we get to discuss about:⠀ ⠀ “What is worth the most to you ($$$)?”⠀ ⠀ There is no right or wrong answer.⠀ ⠀ Go ahead and think about your answer right now and be prepared to share and discuss this with me! I’ll be sharing mine as well! See you guys soon 💋 📸 @ania_volovique
Follow Danielle Nonog on YouTube to keep up with my 30day Vlogging series to 👠👠Heel-ing Up & Elevating my life! This is a partial video of Day 2 (Today)💖 much love 💋
I’m pretty wild.
March 2018 ➡️ Present⠀ ⠀ I severely struggled with my body image due to never feeling good enough. I worked in an industry where physical appearance mattered and held on to painful criticisms on how my body SHOULD look.⠀ ⠀ I fell in love with Health & Wellness to combat these mental struggles. I had always been open minded. One day I was told to try the Keto-Diet, and it was the FASTEST results I had ever had in my life! Problem is, my state of ketosis ended in 2 weeks, because I didn’t know how to stay IN it! I DESPERATELY wanted to get back into a state of ketosis because I wanted to get back into being in the best shape of my life!⠀ ⠀ My research of Ketosis turned in to hours of researching and spending a lot of money on books. I felt like I was becoming unhealthy due to the stress of finding simple information that would get me back into ketosis.⠀ ⠀ 1 day, Tulane came in and asked what I knew about ketosis. I nerded out words based on my research. Then she goes “cool. TRY THIS RIGHT NOW”⠀ ⠀ I was in the middle of taking a shot of a nasty homemade concoction I researched off the internet that claimed it will get my body into a state of ketosis, but instead, I tried the drink that she handed to me.⠀ ⠀ Within 3 seconds of drinking it, I instantly felt lit up! I looked at the ingredients because the first thought that came to my mind was “is this a drug?” All I knew was that I wanted to feel like this ALL the time! I was even analyzing why Tulane had shared one with me asking for nothing in return because I felt too amazing! To this day, I have a hard time sharing mine 😂⠀ ⠀ My heavy research on how to get into a state of ketosis is OVER!⠀ ⠀ It was definitely nice to see fat shredded, however the biggest thing for me was how this drink IMMEDIATELY changed my mood. I had never noticed how crappy I’ve felt until I started feeling BETTER!⠀ ⠀ Even though the industry I work in focuses on physical appearance, I discovered that because I came to work with a brighter mood and energy, I was making more tips & sales. This amazing drink and the amazing community that came with it taught me that no matter what I’m doing in life, my inner-health is what’s MOST important!
Hide & Seek (with myself) ➡️ Seek & PLAY⠀ ⠀ Fear of success is a real thing. Every single one of us show it in different ways.⠀ ⠀ When I hide, I disconnect from everyone and put myself in my own little island. And in that little island, I bury myself in piles of books and get sucked in with all kinds of Mastery-Courses.⠀ ⠀ I felt I would be safe from judgement, safe from bad intentions, safe from being emotionally hurt, safe from being told that I’m a phony and too dumb to figure things out.⠀ ⠀ But I realize I sabotage myself by not receiving any opportunities when I keep myself hidden and close myself off!⠀ ⠀ I also came to a realization that all of the things I’ve managed to overcome, even when things feel unfamiliar and get really scary, most of the battle is simply SHOWING UP! ⠀ ⠀ YES I am here to serve!⠀ ⠀ And YES I am here to have fun WHILE I’m doing it 🌺⠀ ⠀ 📸@ania_volovique 💄💇🏽♀️ @kissedbyaml
“Dude. WHERE’S my car?!” ⠀ I embrace exploring places I’ve never been to before.⠀ ⠀ I used to be ashamed of myself because I often got lost. ⠀ ⠀ I used to experience very high anxiety due to not knowing ahead in how I’d find my way back.⠀ ⠀ I also have this habit of having too much pride in asking for help.⠀ ⠀ I EASILY attract attention when I’m lost no matter how many times I force my “I’m cool and collected” face 😂⠀ ⠀ Instead of saying the usual “I’m fine thanks for your concern”, I say “sure! Do you happen to know where _______ is?”⠀ ⠀ I end up being lead to where I needed to go, faster than going in circles like an insane person believing my search would magically show up! ⠀ ⠀ I’ve also discovered to fall in love with my roundabout journeys. ⠀ ⠀ If it weren’t for my roundabout journeys, I wouldn’t have met some amazing people along the way—even if we had just came across paths once, but left a memorable moment of exchanging our perspectives they and I had never seen or heard of before, and new ideas of activities & hole in the wall places that I get to add to my bucket list of things to explore!⠀ ⠀ I’ve came to the conclusion that when I have no faith in myself, I will always be lost.⠀ ⠀ When I have faith in myself (even if there’s no “how”), I am CONFIDENTLY LOST🎶 (mm-hm ☺️ Ms. Sabrina Claudio had hit those notes right on the nail)
Happy birthday to this knuckle head @justinbrazy ! By the way Jay, dad forgot to add my note to your birthday box. Have fun tonight🎉
#TakeMeBack #Sundays Does anyone else randomly dig deep into their photo album and look at fond memories from the past?! . These videos warmed my heart up. This was back when I used to live close to the BIG LEMON with my soul-brother @supersaythong ! His son Oliver was barely 1 year-old! I low key had a baby fever ‘cause hearing Oliver’s laugh in the morning turned me into a morning person ❤️. My hair was golden, and I’m just now realizing how fit I was 😳
When you T.H.O.T. she’s too prude.
Get yourself a close friend that LOVES dressing her friends up ✨✨✨ . Also, her commissions-work is worth every dollar ❤️ contact @nowearleft for inquiries!
One of my fave places! @cafegratitude . I was decluttering all of the food pictures in my picture album (I don’t know why I have that habit of taking food pictures) until I came across this beauty! . I’ve had so many fond memories bringing my girlfriends out here on a lunch-date! This day in particular with a girlfriend & mentee of mine (she prefers to remain anonymous), CRUSHED her financial goals in a 1-month span increasing her average income by 80%! And this was the place of choice to celebrate it at! . Being involved and witnessing her growth made this extra special. For those of you who have gone to Cafe Gratitude, they asked the question of the day, and I remember I CRIED! I don’t even remember what the question was about 😂 but I do remember I felt emotional because of the emotional investment we put into each other that tied in with the whole celebratory experience! . I invite you to think of something special to reward yourself with when having a desire to stretch yourself to crush a goal! Better yet, find someone that will help you stay accountable to it 💝 . Gift yourself by INVESTING in yourself!
#Throwback #Thursday #TBT . Don’t you guys love Halloween? This was also a time period in my life where I used to spend so much money on my appearance, and invested my time and energy on looking for love in all the wrong places. . I realized I haven’t shared this part of my life with many people, simply because I was ashamed of knowing that I was being foolish and making conscious decisions to get lost in love. . I was so deep into the abyss of seeking approval and love from somebody who never felt full & wholesome neither. . I was constantly compared to many “high status” ex girlfriends. I was told that I’m not as caring as previous girlfriends. Not as intelligent/talented. . Despite the darkness some parts of my life were, I’m truly grateful for all of my friendships and support systems I have in my life that constantly reminded me that I’m already enough, no matter how many times I refused to believe them. . If this lands for you, I want you to know that you’re not stupid. You’re not alone. You are beautiful, don’t let him/her tell you otherwise. Stop and smell the roses. Don’t think that there’s no one there to understand your pain because there are in fact people in your life that definitely love you enough to hear you out. You must first stop beating yourself up for making self-sabotaging decisions, surrender your pride, and be open to receiving all the love and support from your family/friends that are EAGER to support you. How can you get pulled away from the edge of the cliff if you don’t unclench your fist? . The “Glam”-Life isn’t as glamorous as many people think it is. I learned a serious lesson that every woman can spend hundred thousands of dollars on their appearance and upkeep herself well, but the type of man she is trying to impress will always hunger for something new to add to his POSSESSIONS. It’s a never-ending cycle. Like attracts like. Change your energy so you can manifest a different kind of lifestyle AND men, girlfriend 💁🏻♀️ . I know what it feels like to be trapped in a box. And I hope this reaches you, whoever you are. Sending much love, and feel free to DM me if this landed powerfully for you. Don’t you dare fight alone.