Depression Jenny is heinous and cruel, but Authentic Jenny is fun and actually hiiiiilarious. •
I am astoundingly lucky for the family that I have. The relationships I have with my family members, especially these two girls, is rare. It’s unique, special, and beautiful. We’ve been through good and bad, together and apart, yet we always have been, and always will be, connected on a deeper level. Family. Is. Everything. •
I thank God for blessing me with these people in my life. I will get through this solely because of the people I surround myself with. Thank you, everyone. ♥️ •
✨What does Strength mean to you?
This striking rainbow jasper wolf "Riki" - 力 - Strength embodies this soul medicine:
"I am the wolf of Strength, I walk with you as a symbolic reminder that true strength lies in fully embracing your authentic self, speaking your personal truth and accepting and loving yourself unconditionally. I support you to know and feel how uniquely talented, precious and beloved you are, such that your value can never ever be eroded by the opinions of others. You are a one-off, step into your power!"
Sanskrit Name: Svadhisthana
Basic Issue: Sexuality
The sacral chakra is the centre of feeling, emotions, pleasure, intimacy, power, creativity and connection. In order to heal this chakra, we have to reclaim the right to feel.
Many of us have been taught that we have to renounce our sexuality, that it is a something abnormal and to be ashamed of.
Practices such as Tantra, see sexuality as whole and a conduit to awaken our consciousness. To honor this chakra, means that it must be balanced and in alignment with the other chakras.
change within our life. There is emotional clarity and we are able to create healthy boundaries. Go to my bio to download my free e-book
The word “chakra” literally means “disk” or “wheel” and refers to the spinning energy centers in our body. There are seven main chakras which run from the crown of the head to the base of the spine. We also have minor chakras in the hands, feet, fingertips and shoulders.
Chakras are not physical in the three dimensional sense however they do have a strong impact on the body, our emotions and our spirit. When we begin to focus on these subtle energies, the messages that they hold are powerful and potentially transformative.
Each chakra is associated with a particular state of consciousness and philosophy. The lower chakras, being closer to the earth are associated with the practical issues in our lives. They are ruled by physical and social laws. The upper chakras, being towards the sky are associated with the mental and spiritual realms. They are ruled by symbols and concepts. Go to my bio to download my free e-book
Sanskrit Name: Muladhara
Basic Issue: Survival
The Base Chakra is all about survival and our instinct to survive is incredibly strong, even from our time of birth.
Survival issues can extend into impacting on our health, financial situations, housing or job problems. This can send us reeling into the place of fear, translating into fight, flight or freeze. Go to my bio to download my free e-book
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@careersinsexualityconference solemnly swears that this workshop is going to be 🔥 🔥🔥Dr. Brent A. Satterly presents I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up to Glitter: Purple Boots, Harry Potter, & Queering Professionalism #QueeringProfessionalism
The experience of being authentic in the workforce is one that should be without question. However, the reality of navigating the sociopolitical waters of higher education and employment for sexuality professionals is fraught with protean pitfalls for promotion, tenuous tasks for tenure, and even generational Horcruxes of separation within, and ultimately from, oneself. Risking unapologetic queer narcissism, I will present my professional identity development and expression as a Halloween-obsessed, Harry Potter-loving, glittery purple boots-wearing out queer sexuality professional as an exemplar of successes and failures. This workshop will confront one of the most basic questions about being a sexuality professional: How can I be myself–in all of the glorious ways that I am me–and still be successful? #harrypotter#authenticself#professionalism#gloriousyou#sextherapy#sexeducator#sexworker#sexualityprofessional#thebestyou#ayymen#2weeksaway#careersinsexualityconference#10thrunning#cisc2k17 @basatterly
Halloween Oracle Day 22: You guys must think I planned this ahead of time but I swear I did not!
Since it's The Walking Dead premiere tonight, this card is very appropriate. Although zombies are quite popular right now, they are usually associated with voodoo. They are dead bodies who have been brought back alive by a priest or other practitioner.
Some people don't like the idea of zombies because they are afraid of not being in control. The zombie doesn't think; it just knows it needs to feed to stay alive. Another way of looking at this is there are lots of people who are currently alive doing the same thing. They aren't living the life they want so they do what's necessary to survive. There's no living or fun in that.
This card is a reminder to let go of that control. Forget what other people think and live your life for YOU! When you control everything, there is little room for free expression.
When it comes to relationships, do you choose partners who are easily controllable and manipulated? Or are you allowing this to happen to you? If you're not living your authentic life, it's time to ask yourself why and make the steps to change that.
If you need help, please schedule a Tarot reading with me. I have a great healing package available that helps you heal from your past, reclaim your power, rewrite your story and have the life and relationship you want and deserve.
I am a spiritual being having a human experience and the “political arena” (i.e. social issues) has direct effects on (and is a direct result of) our spiritual and inner selves, both individually and collectively. I cannot remove myself from this world we live in and I choose not to pretend I do not see the interplay between societal issues and our collective spiritual health. I believe it’s irresponsible. I believe my unique voice is to find a way of addressing one while not becoming enslaved to it. I am still working on developing that balanced voice.
This journey of mine over the past two years has been forcing me to find and be content with my own voice while ensuring that what I speak is aligned with my true self and not conditioning, ego, set views on what spirituality “should” be, or what I call “Fad Spirituality”. I am spiritual, but I am also a smart-ass with a mouth on me and I intend to use it. I have my Neptunian moments of being soft and lost in the gentle, quiet splendor of life (and my own mind). I have other moments when I am like hell of wheels and passionate about what I believe, and won’t allow inconsistencies and attitudes which dehumanize others, and which are antithetical to justice, to slide.
Keep speaking. Others are listening and they need your voice.
This was this morning on the way to Rebecca Campbell’s - Rise Sister Rise workshop. What an amazing day. I had no expectations at all. Today there was no judgement, just total support for each other. So much wisdom to share, but my favourite little gem and so brilliantly put was “Fear is the same as excitement, but without the breath.” #justshowup#rise#authenticself#dontoverthink#rebeccacampbell#theyogabeing
Happy Sunday 💗🍁
Today I took a nice walk out in nature 🍂 I love this time of year when the colours are changing and you get to wrap up warm. 💫 •
What did you do today to re- charge your energy for the week ahead? 🦋🦄✨ •
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“To be an entrepreneur is the highest level of a dualistic state of both ambition and service. You will be a god one minute and a pauper the next, a King in one transaction and a beggar the following and in the end, you will become highly comfortable being UNcomfortable as you make your home on the head of a needle.” - Lisa Nichols
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Sedona Yoga Retreat
April 17th-22nd, 2018
Join us this Spring for a adventurous and transformative Yoga Retreat! Discover tools to help you define your true self infusing the energy amidst the healing Red Rocks of Sedona to encourage this journey. Just Breathe and learn how Yoga is anywhere you are. Immerse yourself in the acceptance and loving energy that flows freely and find peace within.
-Shuttle from/to airport(flight must land within specific time frame)
-2 Daily Meals by Personal Chef
-Excursion to visit Vortex
-2 daily Yoga Classes
-Tarot Readings (limited to booking limit and availability/first come first serve)
-Hiking on site
-Private creek access
-Montezuma Castle Ruin Tour
Pricing until October 31st. Prices will go up $200 $500 non-refundable
Shared cabin/Shared bathroom located in Master bedroom
*Option to upgrade if space available
Double Occupancy/Single Bed
Shared cabin/Shared bathroom located in Master bedroom
*Option to upgrade if space available
Enjoy all the amenities in a cabin by yourself! Enroll online justbreatheyogamandeville.org or call 985-264-0200 @yaya4yoga #mandeville#northshore#covington#abita#madisonville#metairie#neworleans#kenner#sedonayogaretreat#vortextour#redrocks#montezumacastle#hiking#earthing#healingenergies#transformation#reconnect#authenticself#reset#renew
#30daysofhsp day 8: 'Learned dealing mechanisms'. Where the (semi-)subconscious coping mechanisms are there just out of bare necessity, but are often destructive in the long run, dealing mechanisms are actively learned as a healthier way to deal with difficult situations to replace coping mechanisms.
Dealing mechanisms come with constant self-reflection: what do I need? What do I feel? What am I scared of? How does this person's behavior make me feel and what can be done about it? Etc.
Dealing mechanisms require more strength than coping mechanisms. Coping mechanisms do just that: cope with problems. Dealing mechanisms actually deal with them. Instead of denying a problem, I have to acknowledge it's existence and might even have to step forward and speak my mind, while I hate confrontations. But afterwards I feel much better.
Related to these confrontations and denying issues is my fear of letting go. Usually my options are: deny the problem or confront yourself or other people. But sometimes, when the fight is just not worth it anymore, it's better to let it go. To quit that job, to end the friendship, to drop that course. But that is still the most difficult thing for me: letting go. Because it is so hard for me not to see it as failure. Even though I know that sometimes letting go is best, when you don't want to invest time and effort into someone or something. Not out of anger. But just because it is not worth it anymore. And that's not denying that there is an issue. That's actually acknowledging it and choosing to let it go. Would be nice if my feelings agreed with that 😅. .
Make change when you need to, FOR YOU. #Today2017
Do what is right for you. Even when it's scary. Even if it means walking away from something you love. If you're spending your time trying to justify, trying to convince yourself things are okay, make change. If taking care of everyone else means losing yourself, refocus. Remember your worth; "you do not need to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm." Your life, your journey, your TRUTH; you don't owe any explanations.
If you're feeling out of touch with yourself, make a change. It's not about everybody else's expectations of you. It's about how YOU feel about yourself. So if you have lost your sense of self along the way, take a step back. Make that change to rediscovering your authentic self. Love yourself enough to put yourself first.
"Stop worrying about what other people know or think or want from you, more than you worry about how you feel in the root of who you are yourself." - @sophiabush Your openness and vulnerability in speaking your truth on your own terms has been incredibly inspiring. You help me in ways I can't even explain, so thank you for your constant support. I'm so proud of you for who you are, and for getting to this point.💞