Friendly reminder to drink your water today! 💦 There are a couple approaches. Some people stick to a gallon. Others say 100 ounces. Or you can take your weight... divide it in half... and that’s how many ounces you should get per day. 💦 Add a citrus oil to help you drink more! I like Lemon, Wild Orange, and Grapefruit the best. 🍋🍊 Just make sure your container is glass or stainless steel so the oils don’t leech petrochemicals into your water. 😝 Whatever your method is, water is life to our bodies. We need it not only to survive, but to thrive! So, drink up my friends.
Calling all my oily friends & personal development junkies!! (I happen to be both, lol) It’s recommendation time! 💙 This book is bringing me to such a deep place and I’m only on week two. Week one rocked me pretty hard as I worked through the physical symptoms of emotional healing & clearing of some lies I’ve held onto. Lies go deep sometimes. Utilizing essential oils to aid in the process of revealing & breaking those lies has made this so much more powerful! Plus, my daily journaling & prayer times have been amazing. I’m being drawn to different oils than usual, craving my daily water to flush toxins (or toxic vibes), and seeing things so clearly. I can’t wait to see what’s uncovered, uprooted, and broken by the time I get through this. Thank you @desireemangandog for this beautiful journey you are guiding us through with your newest book.
💗 I’ve been working on my mindset lately and one of my main affirmations is “Everything I need comes to me at the right time”. Since repeating this affirmation daily, I’ve had more perfectly timed moments than I can begin to explain. It’s been overwhelmingly obvious. 💗 During my morning mindfulness time, I have also been using Rose & Litsea oils. Both of these oils have the ability to raise the electro-magnetic frequency in our bodies. Rose, specifically, has a higher vibration than any other oil that I’m aware of. The higher space that these oils take my brain, emotions, and spirit to is unbelievable. So, yeah. I smell them as I read my scriptures for the day, pray for my babies, do my affirmations, and make my to-do list. You better believe it!!
Get up and try again!!! I played UPS Lady this morning and dropped off 3 months of prize drawings on local front porches. 📦
You may be thinking that this was super sweet. The truth is... summer kicked my butt and I’ve spent the past week just getting my head above water!! I literally just dropped off giveaways from 3 MONTHS ago. Took care of the post office FINALLY after saying I would for a WEEK. AND I didn’t cancel any gym dates for a week. 💪🏻 Don’t give up just because you’ve failed once... twice... or 500 times! Get up and try again. Then lay on the amazing hydro massage bed that comes with your gym membership after a day of errands and legit, devoted work time. I like Thursday, world. I. Like. Thursday.
Today was full of things like eye appointments and bulk trash drop off day and baseball practice and haircuts and dogs. We’ve had 3 days of school now, but the 5:30 AM wake-ups began on Monday. I’m not a huge fan of early mornings. I like late nights better. So, it’s not an exaggeration to say, I’m pretty tired today. BUT I had promised myself I’d do something. I put these shoes on and did what I said I would do... even though I didn’t want to... I went to the gym. I’m working on myself a lot these days. Personal development podcasts and audio books are my favorite all the time, though. I popped my earbuds in & listened (again) to @msrachelhollis read Girl Wash Your Face on @audible_com So there I was, listening to her cute voice in my ears, as the treadmill hummed in the background, when I remembered (sometimes I forget the important things) that I’m worth showing up for. 💥 Seems like a DUH, but YOU GUYS... nobody is going to show up for me, if I don’t show up for myself first!! It’s my job to do it first!!! Therefore, here I am!! SHOWING the heck UP!
Did you know that trauma can be passed down to multiple generations? It has been scientifically proven to change the actual cellular structure for you... your grandchildren... potentially even your great-grandchildren. This type of cellular stress affects emotional health, immune health, and many other general functions in the body. If we continue to dig deeper... we learn that both emotions and traumas can affect specific parts of the body. 🧐 So *what if* your back pain is from a generational fear of not having enough financial support? Or *what if* your elbow pain is a generational fear that your spouse is going to leave you? Guys! This stuff is real! 🤯 Everything connects to everything else. Also... thank goodness we have oils to help. 😉
Dreams... I’ve got those. They’re huge! I’ve been a dreamer for as long as I can remember. I used to never live in the stage I was currently in. I was always ahead, always trying to live in a dream that was still one or two sizes too big for me! Honestly, I was frustrated for most of my life. The things I imagined... the way I did life... the emotions I felt... all of it was too big for both the season I was in as well as the people I was with! That is, until I learned one lesson. I learned that I’m not for everyone! Everyone will not understand me. Everyone will not love me. Everyone will not find my eccentricities endearing. That’s okay though! Those people are not my people. This one lesson turned my frustration into HUSTLE. I decided that I wasn’t going to waste my dreams on people who were not my people or things that were not my things. I was going to work... to push... to get stuff done... and to do it for ME! To hustle for ME! Because I deserved it. I’m unapologetically me in every area of life, business, and relationships. Now, sometimes waiting for the TIMING of the dreams is the tricky part. It’s where you learn patience and get to practice all the personal development! Haha! See, there are lessons between the dream and the hustle... if you look for them... and learn from them.
Somehow, I pulled off a little outside yoga time earlier, before everyone woke up.
I am in this place of working on myself more these days. Whether that’s through my daily pile of supplements that are filling in the gaps and promoting healing from the inside out... or personal, leadership development... or daily exercises for my back & diastasis... or taking a nap with my littles... or drinking water... or getting some time in at the gym a few times a week... regardless of the activity, self care is the name of the game. 💜💜💜
It’s about honor. This morning, I am making an effort to honor my body. It is strong. It grew, birthed, and has nourished seven babies. I honor my brain and hormones. They’ve been through a lot and I have not always respected and treated them well. I thank my body. I thank the God who created it. It has served me well for 32 years and will continue to for many years to come. Choose to honor yourselves today, friends! You are worth it!!
I am a mommy of SEVEN (yes 7) beautiful kids! They are amazing, wonderful, hilarious & the greatest babies I could ask for! I am married to my best friend & high school sweetheart, Michael.
I love to craft. I love to decorate. I am passionate about natural living & natural birthing. Sometimes I write stuff. I plan parties like my life depended on it. My favorite color is pink. My house is definitely NOT taupe. I typically cannot keep plants alive. I am only allowed to have dogs as pets because all others tend to have the same end result as the plants. Luckily my track record with kids is pretty good! Also, I drink a lot of coffee. And I really like tacos.