G R A T I T U D E || 4.20.15

It's bittersweet to have the coveted 20-something, what-am-I-doing-with-my-life drama. And oh boy am I having it. Above are three images that sum up my life right now, and this week's Embrace Yourself Series will spin off to owning your relationships (physically, emotionally, and spiritually), as mine need some serious sit-down-and-think-about time but doesn't everyone's?. Nothing is perfect, but lately everything is even more not perfect than before. Does that make sense? I rewrote it about fifteen different times. At least it's dress weather (and umbrellas, don't forget those for gosh sakes). Is it possible to be doing a million things and still feel like you're doing nothing? Okay, I'm not about to hyperventilate while I'm typing this. Nope. Not at all. Deep breath in, deep breath out. I'm pretty freaking grateful for my inhales and exhales right now. What is it they say in yoga? Breathe? Namaste? Well nah, I'm just gonna be crazy. At least for now while I figure out everything. Who is with me?

+ What are you grateful for? How crazy hectic are your weeks? xx.

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G R A T I T U D E || 4.13.15

I am definitely undefinable and impossible to place within the confines of a definition, but boho soul sounds just right. Last week I talked of embracing yourself and some simple steps to do so -- anyone try it? I'm curious. Let me know by leaving a reply, commenting on facebook, or any other way you wish. 

I am grateful for sleep, laughter, good friends, yummy food, being able to laugh at myself, finally settling into my body and who I am in this moment, people who keep me on track and remind me of my priorities, fun information, pretty pictures, swirly dresses, only three weeks left of class, torn jeans, teaching yoga classes, and generally gearing up for an awesome life.

+ What are you grateful for? xx.

p.s. liked the video from last week on training wheels green smoothies? this time, it's all about the seasonal and local produce baybayyy -- tips and tricks brought to you in under three minutes coming your way on thursday :)

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Grateful I'm Not a Nutella Jar || 4.6.15

Not a Nutella Jar
Not a Nutella Jar

I am definitely not a nutella jar in the sense that I cannot please, inspire, encourage, befriend, fill-in-the-blank everyone. What I can do is please, inspire, encourage, and befriend myself and hope that with my light shining as bright as I can dream, others find comfort and ease with allowing themselves to shine as well. It doesn't have to be big and huge, it just has to be authentic and genuine. I'm okay if those that don't appreciate my shine need to distance themselves. And when they want to dance beside me and shout to the moonlight, I'll still be walking in my truth and here for them to stand beside.

I'm so grateful to have all that I have, even when I tell myself it isn't enough. I'm grateful for encouragement to do whatever I desire. I am grateful for the opportunities to accomplish whatever I set my mind to achieve. I'm grateful for dreaming that I can be of service to others when they need that helping hand. Oh my, I'm just so incredibly, magnificently grateful. Have a great Monday, loves. Stay true to who you are always. Xx.

p.s. the c o u n t d o w n begins to an excitingly new adventure -- on the blog and in life starting Thursday ... get ready

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Why Are You Holding Yourself Back?

Breathe & Settle Down

 

Imagine what it’s like to be your dream self. Everything you put yourself through, everything you tell yourself to achieve this perfect ideal is now a reality. Now think of what this feels like. Are you free? Are you happy? Are you able to move and be at ease with yourself, holding hands with your soul as you live the life you’ve always envisioned? Now, imagine your soul pulling away from you after the years of solitude and isolation from your heart. Try and picture what you might look like without the light of love in your eyes, the blush of inspiration on your cheeks, the stain of inspiration in your mind. It would be sad and bleak and lonely, wouldn’t it? So why do we do it?

I want to envision a world where people allow themselves to fluctuate, change, evolve, grow – in size, in heart, in freedom – and consolidate their lives with equal encouragement. I want to giggle with glee and jump up and down; a moment where I am unaware of the pounds lingering here and there. I want to inspire others to fall in love with the food they put into their bodies instead of allowing just another part of their lives to be filled with deception and cruelty. What we do matters. It’s time we wake up. We are here to live and thrive – we have this one body, this one vessel on this earth at this time – we get to choose how happy we are in this moment. Let me repeat that one more time. We get to choose how happy we are in this moment. Is it always easy, peasy, lemon squeazy? Heck no. It is complicated and convoluted and intense and emotional and overwhelming and exhausting, but it is real and true and authentic to who we are and how much we truly deserve. Because we deserve the moon and beyond, little lights. It’s all ours for the taking.

 

I want to envision a world where people allow themselves to fluctuate, change, evolve, grow – in size, in heart, in freedom – and consolidate their lives with equal encouragement.

 

I don’t want to wake up tomorrow, ten years from now, fifty years from now, and have never truly lived because I was waiting for an unrealistic, inauthentic, unfortunate ideal that held me back. I want honesty, hope, determination, fun, laughter, love, great clothes, an awesome butt, best friends that keep it real, and the best life that I can live right now. Not tomorrow, not in the future, but right now in this very second.

I want to grab flowers and shove them towards my nose, twirl in laughter beneath rain clouds, scream my fears and my anxieties into the ocean breeze, and laugh with my soul sisters and brothers by my side. I want puppy snuggles, sleeping in, breakfast in bed, mind-altering kisses that make me blush to my toes, and I want it now, because why not? Who said I couldn’t? Me? What was I thinking?

Well I’m certainly thinking now. I want it all. I want it all for you and I want it all for me. And then I want a little more. And the only thing holding me back is myself. So let the dreaming begin, because anything you dream you can be in this world. And if you’re not sure how to dream that big, or you’re unsure how to make those dreams a reality, reach out. It’s not so scary when there is a hand reaching down inviting you to shake your hiney to Beyoncé and sing at the top of your lungs for awesomeness. I promise.

 

Love, laughter & as many winks as you need. Xx.

+ what would you like to see yourself embrace & truly imagine?

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Already Dishing Out the Ice Cream || 3.23.15


|| Monday Funday Can't Wait Till Sunday ||

Welp. Already a quiz and an exam down, two more huge assignments to go, and then the week will calm itself considerably. I'm dreaming too large right now -- having trouble keeping my feet firmly planted in the ground, ya know? So much to take in and absorb yet not enough of a sponge to hold onto it all tightly. Hoping it'll all stick eventually. This week is the week of catching up, success, tranquility, and coexistence with my mind and soul. YESSSSSS.

I'm starting a cleanse this week; a purge of negative thoughts, an invitation for fueling recipes, and a call for this panicked heart break feeling to leave. If you're interested in finding your true self with acceptance, eating to feel like a million bucks every day, and ridding yourself of the confusion around fad diets, consider working with me. It all starts with a f r e e consultation. Woohoo! I'm so grateful for this life I live.

Hope the rest of your Monday is amazing. Keep dreaming and stay rested. ; ). xx.

How was your weekend? Anything exciting happen? What are you looking forward to this week? What are you grateful for?

xx