Having one of my photos featured on #theellenshow is such an amazing feeling, especially when @sofiavergara is all sorts of excited about it too! I am beyond proud I got selected to be a brand ambassador for an intimate line like @joineby, not only do they sell the most comfortable undies straight to your door but they also help women in poverty start their own micro finance loans to get their businesses up and running. When I first got a call about this project it really hit home because I have recently been starting my own business and sharing my story with Renata about how I am more than a model and just taking photos wasn't enough anymore. although I stay in front of the camera to show little girls and boys out there that being different is special there is so much power to what you can do when you believe in yourself. I can't wait to release what I've been working day and night on, 2018, you're about to be stoked on what I'm about to drop on you! #ellendegeneres#ellentube#sofiavergara#cherishwaters#empoweredbyyou#empoweredwomen#womenhelpingwomen
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being done, how is your holiday shopping going?
As of today I am about 8 out of 10 done with my shopping. I am a zero out of 10 on baking and wrapping. But you know what I know for sure? It will all get done. I've been doing this for A LOT of years and as I look back I realize all the stress was a waste of time that robbed me of the holiday spirit. So I'm not stressing this year. I'm choosing joy dammit. It will get done. And if it doesn't, my kids will get gifts in bags and the world will be just fine without receiving my holiday cookies ... and they will have one less pound to lose in the new year.
As a woman who spent seven years in God's Waiting Room (an experience penned so poignantly by @yewandezaccheaus in her book, GOD'S WAITING ROOM), we naturally had trepidations dropping our 3 months old son off at a daycare, at the time. We did not imagine it would be so difficult to find a crèche we would be comfortable with and one that would give us PEACE OF MIND to focus on our day jobs. We thought we were being finicky or perhaps too fussy because this was our miracle baby we were talking about. 😯 But alas no, on a closer look our expectations of a crèche/daycare service were the BASICS. A squeaky, clean stimulating learning & play environment. A bright, colourful, cheerful space run and managed by equally bright, cheerful and kind people who GENUINELY care for the children entrusted in their care. And so the vision of THE BABY LOUNGE was birthed. Mums do not have to quit their jobs or truncate promising ambitions, dreams and careers because they do not have reliable childcare. Mums, your dreams and your ambitions are VALID. Pursue them with focus & tenacity. And when you trip over (the several challenge "bumps" that line every success story path), pick yourself up. And you just keep moving. We are here to SUPPORT you. Always remember to get that support when you need it. My name is ITORO UGORJI. And I lead the team at THE BABY LOUNGE.
“The hero’s journey can take place on a battlefield or in a cubicle. We can live it out amid public clamor or in the soundless vault between our ears. The demons we are dueling are always the same. They are our own fears of becoming who we are. No one who has ever lived—or ever will—has a journey like ours. And yet our journey is universal. It is every woman’s and every man’s.” –Steven Pressfield
You know you can be your own hero right? I mean really look at everything you’ve already accomplished. What you have learned. The mistakes that lead you to grow. That is some HERO stuff you are living and not giving yourself credit for. The commitment, dedication and love that you have for your goals and the life you are creating. Please take a moment to recognize all of it! .
Ok now that you’ve done that I’ll let you recognize other HERO’s In your life past or present. Go ahead now and tag them in the comments below. And know that YOU ARE MY HERO!
Teepee's were the mobile home of the American plains Indians (Native Americans) they were built using buffalo hides and could withstand heat and cold.....not all American Indians lived in teepees. The Nomadic tribes followed the buffalo and moved accordingly. My ancestors were Cherokee and did NOT live in teepees. The strength and pride in the Native American people has always captured my heart..... ever since I was a little girl and was fascinated by the elaborate feathered head dress worn by my Paternal Great Grandfather.
As fellow Americans... we may have the tendency to commercialize the symbols. Which may offend some..... this is NOT intentional or meant to misrepresent or disrespect the culture. I chose the Teepee for many reasons and the dream catcher due to what they represent to me. The Tattered Teepee will begin excepting donations in January 2018. Gently used items are needed.... furniture and clothing. Cash donation will also be excepted and donors will be recognized at our official launch on July 4th.
why are we always waitin’ n’ wishin’ for the weekend? let’s all just enjoy this moment, right now 〰️ mid week thoughts 💭 #awakethespace
Today’s inaugural #womencrushwednesday is Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the Supreme Court Justice who has spent her life fighting for social equality and against injustices. Working her way through law school and as a District Clerk and law professor. In 1980 she was appointed by President Carter to the US Court of Appeals for DC, where she served for 13 years until President Clinton appointed her to the US Supreme Court. She has fought steadily and tirelessly for civil rights, often advocating from the stand and in her opinions. In 2009 she worked with President Obama on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which allows employees- especially women- to seek legal rectification for pay discrimination under federal anti-discrimination laws. The 84-year-old Justice has said she has no plans to retire any time soon, and continues to stand up for her beliefs and for women everywhere.
#wcw#womensempowerment#womenhelpingwomen#rbg#notoriousrbg 📷 via @time
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Hey everyone!! I am FINALLY in Costa Rica! I don't have any cool IG worthy pics yet, but check out my story for some stuff ☺️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the meantime, I'd like to introduce you to my sister from another mister, Cristina (@cristinaaroche). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Cristina is a super amazing archangel channeler! 😇💕🙌🏽🎉 She posts BEAUTIFUL channeled messages from the archangels every day, does AA healings on people and right now she's hosting a really awesome game!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Go and check her out on her account for more info on how you can get in on all the fun 😎
Sexual misconduct and assault should be an issue that goes beyond party affiliation. Both Democratic and Republican women (and men!) are victims of sexual harassment every second. Let's strive for a better society and keep supporting each other and speaking up for what is right, no matter how we're registered to vote!
On the B L O G| “5 Things I Do In The Morning To Ensure A Positive Day”
Ever wonder how I manage keep up my positive vibes? Well, I am finally giving you a glimpse into my daily routine to help you develop your own positive routine!
CLICK IN MY BIO + let me know which tip you think you could add to your routine!
Emperss Global member, Lisa Turner, works with professional men and women to assist them in becoming empowered, free and successful to help them evolve. Her approach is based on years of research into the latest scientific, psychological and spiritual thinking on what it means to be human in the 21st century.
Interested in joining us for a Mastermind Day to explore your business goals and vision and make a new plan with likeminded experts? www.empressglobal.com/mastermind.
RTRT is a powerful community that allowed me the platform to connect with incredible women. Today, I wanted to introduce you to an amazing yoga teacher I recently got a chance to meet who shares great tips for yogis on fitness, overall wellbeing and happiness ✨ Hope you find her page as heart-warming as we did! Happy Humpday, New York 💕
#Repost @blissedhappiness ・・・ ✨10 BEST GIFTS FOR YOUR YOGA FRIEND ✨⠀
As someone who ♥️ doing yoga 🕉, I can tell you that this practice is more like a lifestyle, then just starching. This means that any yoga gift ideas are not just welcome, they are probably really appreciated and loved. So if you are struggling 🤔 to figure out what to give that friend or family member who loves going to yoga classes, take a look at these 10 gift ideas I prepared for you 🙏🏼.⠀
1. Mandala (Citrine Vail)⠀
2. Palo Santo (Incausa)⠀
3. The class by TT (Taryn Toomey)⠀
4. Organic elite tea ☕️ (Mountain Rose Herbs)⠀
5. Organic skin care (Annmarie skin care)⠀
6. Buddha ball (abc carpet)⠀
7. Vegan chocolate (Confectionery) ⠀
8. Sport bra (Altar Ego) take an extra 1️⃣0️⃣% from me. The link is in Bio ☝️⠀
9. Cristal 💎 (Astro gallery of gems)⠀
10. Big quiet (Massive meditation group) ⠀
Happy hump day 🍑
Keep your head high, your glutes tight and your energy tea strong! ☕️🙌🏽
Also let’s just say @kclementi4 and @stefanie_foli_fitness are #Goals and my #WCW 😍🤤
Step 1- Dream
Step 2- Put a plan to that dream and it now becomes a goal
Step 3- Execute the hell out of those plans
Step 4- Succeed
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail....
Yassss! And. What I’m focusing on is helping women understand there is a life beyond depression, anxiety, and eating yourself sick. Happiness is there for the taking but you have to do the work. You HAVE to change your diet, to exercise, to get help, to do some personal development and take control over YOUR life. It is possible to feel better. And it really works if you have a team of love and support behind you like mine. I spent too long being too anxious, too sad, too lost. I am manifesting some major Love today to those of you who are where I was for too long. If you want to know how I got out of that cycle PM me I would love to help guide you through the same process!!
Happy Hanukkah from the Godmother of Group Fitness 🤣(via @manrepeller)
Seeing our I Believe pins out in the wild never fails to give me butterflies. It’s ridiculously exciting! Thank you @gabriellamunrodouglas for sharing this gorgeous photo of yours ✨🎅🏻🎄 Find them via the link in my profile 💙
Last night we shared our hearts with other women in transition. A few jewels below:
1. When it's time to tell your story, don't just share the highlight reel. Be transparent, discuss the failures and the times you had to repeat the 'test'.
2. Even in times of transition, make sure you get all that God has for you in that space and be sure to give to others during that time as well; It's not just about you!
3. Don't worry about those that contributed negatively to your journey. Thank them for the material and testimony! "You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better."
With the New Year right around the corner, it’s so easy to become overwhelmed by what we didn’t accomplish in the past year, and what goals we want to set for ourselves in the next twelve months. Spoiler alert: your mindset plays a BIG role in how you approach thinking about and executing on both.
Tomorrow at 3 PM ET, join us in #theAgenda for the final #PowerHour chat of 2017 with marketing entrepreneur and author @emmeliedelacruz as she shares with us how we can overcome mental roadblock in order to achieve our goals for 2018 as well as our dreams moving forward.⚡Join our Slack community #theAgenda today!
Happy Hanukkah everyone!! The first time I made latkes was about 10 years ago, when my daughter Lauren, starting dating her now hubby, Logan, who is Jewish. They were pretty good, but not super healthy, since I fried them. 😳😱 I've since developed this fast and easy recipe for baked latkes, send I think they taste even better than the fried version. Try them and see what you think!! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔
Logan's Baked Latkes
2 tbsp ground flax
6 tbsp filtered water
2 lbs yellow fleshed potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes)
1 medium yellow onion (about 3/4 lbs)
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
fresh ground pepper to taste (about a 1/2 to 1 tsp)
1/4 cup gluten free flour (Use organic ingredients)
1. Preheat oven to 400F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together 2 tbsp ground flax with 6 tbsp filtered water and allow to stand for 10 minutes until thickened.
3. Wash and peel potatoes. Coarsely grate the potato and onion in a food processor, or by hand using a box grater.
4. Place the potato and onion mixture into a fine sieve, or a colander lined with cheesecloth. Allow the excess liquid to drain out over the sink or a large bowl. Press firmly to remove moisture, stirring and repeating until most of the liquid has been drained.
5. Add potatoes and onion to the flax mixture in the large mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix well, ensuring that everything is evenly incorporated.
6. Distribute pancake mixture onto your prepared cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. To make 12 large pancakes use a 1/2 cup measurement, and for 24 smaller pancakes use a 1/4 cup measurement. Using the bottom of the measuring cup or a fork, press down on pancakes to flatten.
7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until bottoms are golden and crisp. Flip, then bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pancakes are golden. Keep an eye on the smaller sized pancakes as they will take a shorter amount of time to cook.
These latkes are best served hot with apple sauce or a vegan sour cream of your choosing!
Believe it so you can Achieve it!
Great affirmation ✨✨
Blessed to have so many amazing people in my life - personally and professionally 🤗
As an entrepreneur, you may be faced with challenges and circumstances that you never imagined were possible; but it's the positive people you surround yourself with who will help pull you through 💙💜 To read more about other entrepreneurs are grateful for, click the link in my bio or: http://hear.ceoblognation.com/2017/12/10/28-entrepreneurs-share-what-theyre-thankful-for/ ☄️
My daily health checklist ▫️water water oh and more water
▪️breakfast (even if it's late) ▫️low carb high protein lunch-avoid the 2pm slump with energizing foods not sluggish empty calories ▪️eat clean when possible ▫️30 min of exercise ▪️ portion controlled dinner ▫️no late night snacking -eat a healthy dinner that fills you up and supports digestion. I also grab a superfoods shake-this will avoid hunger after dinner/decrease the craving of mindless snacking
please kindly drop your comments, i might just have the perfect gift that you need.