Health is everything. And health isn't just what's on your plate or how you exercise (although these are super important!). Health is your relationships, having a career that you love and serves the greater good, self-care, feeling secure and confidence, having a spiritual practice that lifts you up and feels loving, and expanding yourself.
__ We seem to have things backwards in our culture. We think that the more material wealth we attain, the better we will feel and the easier it will be to live life. This isn't always the case. It's not that money is good or bad, it's a tool, and it can be used for different purposes. It's our intention and attachment to it that makes it a little icky.
__ We must start to see that our holistic health, the well-being in all areas of our life, is the true wealth we seek. It gives us purpose, makes us feel solid and whole, and allows us to live in the world with ease, not worry and doubt.
__ Release yourself from attachments and replace those attachments with love. Love for yourself, love for others, and a love for the beautiful opportunity we are given in this lifetime to maybe get it right!
.:swipe:. Thursday Turkey Day sweat fest followed by a Black Friday 11:30pm-1am madness #tradition#mygymisbetterthanyours 💪🏻🧡😘😘😘😘😘😘 every mirror in that place was coated with pure awesomeness!!! (Last photo) Ewww 😂😂 #whatmirrors
It takes a village to raise a child, from neighbours to family and friends, and the moms trying to shop as little ones play with the toys in carters and all the moms keep checking as they shop to make sure all littlest aren’t wandering off. Women can be harsh and judgemental and jealous, but when those feelings creep up, spit them out replace them with the love, empathy, kindness, the nurturing feelings that women are made for. Let’s support each other and help each other out. Even in small business, there is enough to go around. Your light doesn’t get brighter if you blow out someone else’ flame. Let’s act like women and watch the incredible things that happen!!! #women#womenempowerment#momlife#ittakesavillage#incredible#bekind#benice#support#supportwomen
Sometimes, just sometimes I feel like doing this. Especially when people think they can keep treating you some way
But then I don’t want to be like them. So I’ll treat them how they treat me for a little while just so they can see what it’s like
All @cakebeauty is 40% off today for #blackfriday !! #vegan#crueltyfree#thisiscakeland 🎂
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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes everyday. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control. - E. Gilbert 🖤
YAS...the conversations you have in your mind affect everything, address the self deprecating thoughts with positive chatter, means more than you probably realize. I’m not saying block the negative BS, try to talk yourself back to peace, reason the thoughts, and put them to rest. 🤟🏼 #myyogalife#mood#quitethechaos#bepatient#bekind#begentle#selflove#yogainspiration#goyogalove#power#yogalove#614yoga#columbusyoga
I've spent my day tapping away on my laptop letting the words pour out and getting my creative juices flowing. I'm proud for allowing myself to be vulnerable enough to post my first video on YouTube which was my first step on this amazing journey. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you to everybody who said they would read my blog posts if I wrote them, the poll results made my heart explode with gratitude. I'm so excited for this next step in my life and can't wait to see where it will take me. I'm currently filling my blog full to bursting with inspiring blog posts and content that I hope you will all love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I sit here writing this, reflecting on my day, it makes me even more inspired to work hard now so that I can have more days like this in the future. Writing, sharing, inspiring, creating. ✨
If any of you have thought about doing something that could change you're life but you keep putting it off, go and do it. Don't let anything get in the way of you and your dream life. You can do everything you put your mind to. ❤️
This is a serious post. On our trip to the beach, we were shocked to see the amount of plastic on the shore. Humans treat nature with such disrespect, it breaks my heart. Please try to cut down your consumption of plastics - the changes you can make, are so easy, yet can have a tremendous impact on our home. #savetheplanet#notoplastic#bekind#bebetter#bethechange
Raising a Glass to my Retail Brothers & Sisters tonight... Black Friday is always an interesting day. It’s not over yet, we still have the rest of the season to go but keep going! To those on the other side of the counter: be kind, say thank you and be patient, it helps us a lot. #cheers#blackfriday#retailbrothersandsisters#bekind#november2017
•A WELL-DESERVED END TO MY DAY• The joy of inset day. All 3 kids (plus husband in tow), a trip to the Tower of London and (my personal highlight) getting the river boat home. I feel so blessed to live just by the Thames - there’s something weirdly satisfying about “sailing” home ⛵️. It all sounds bliss. Except of course the reality was I spent most of the day running after one child or another, wiping noses, apologising for the baby and her messy eating, constantly counting heads, oh the list is endless 😂. You get the gist. But you know what, I loved every minute regardless. When I got home, I was saddened to hear about the chaos at Oxford Circus, especially as one of my closest friends got stuck in the thick of all of it. I definitely gave my kids extra cuddles at bedtime this evening as I thought about what could have been.
Luckily chocolate cures most things for me, and I was so grateful that I knocked these up this morning, as I’m literally sitting down to enjoy these salted chocolate avocado “mousses” flavoured with cardamom and topped with cacao nibs and juicy strawberries.
Whatever you’re doing today, please give your loved ones an extra cuddle (or virtual cuddle). Life is so precious. We should enjoy every moment, regardless of what’s been thrown at us ❤️.
1 large avocado
1.5 tablespoons raw cacao powder
70mls almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of cardamom seeds
Toppings of your choice - I used cacao nibs, sea salt and strawberries
1. Put all the ingredients (minus the toppings) into a blender and blitz till smooth. Depending on the consistency you like, add more milk if necessary.
2. That's it! Take out into a glass of your choice and chill in the fridge till you're ready to serve. Top with whatever you like!
This weeks WINNER!!! Thanks so much to everyone who posted recently. If you like what #carrytheskull stands for please help us by reposting this post, to help share #CTS with others...
The winner of the Carry the Skull #doubloon is @cooper_heavy_industries! Thank you so much for your posts! Please DM us your shipping address and we'll get them sent off to you :) Everyone already has a skull and you already have a heart, how you choose to use them is up to you. Anyone from any race, religion, belief, or group can be part of carry the skull. Please check out carrytheskull.com for more info.
If you like what Carry the Skull stands for and would like a chance to win one of the doubloons, the rules of the weekly giveaway are simple. Just follow Carry the Skull. Then tag any positive or inspiring post with #carrytheskull during the week. The post can be anything positive… from a positive meme to a picture of you enjoying life, helping others or doing something positive with your family or friends. During the week we will pick some of the posts tagged with #carrytheskull and repost them to the @carrytheskullpage. We want to do this to share some of the positive parts of life with others in hopes of inspiring them to spread a little more light and positivity in the world. (Please make sure the privacy setting for the post is set for public otherwise we cannot see them.) Then every Friday morning we will choose a winner from the #carrytheskull posts that have been reposted during the week. That’s it, super simple and easy to do. Hope you all have a great weekend and ❤️💀🕯
Seriously. Don’t rely on scales to check your progress, you could get disheartened unnecessarily.
Did you see my recent progress pics? This month I have lost a total of 5 inches from my body (and gained an inch on my bum - which is great, I am trying to build it up) and yet the evidence from the scales?? I’ve gained over 5lbs. As it stands, I couldn’t give a flying fuck what I weigh, because it’s just a number, and not even a number that anyone else even knows about unless you bandy it about on social media 😁
But what if I hadn’t done my measurements? What if I hadn’t taken ‘before’ photos? If I was relying solely on my bathroom scales to check my progress, I would be gutted. I could end up feeling like a failure before the journey even begun, give up and go binge on chocolate and biscuits. If you are working to change your body, take measurements, take photos. You don’t have to share them, but they will be so useful to you as you go along 💜🌈😍
Today many people are waiting hours in line 2 begin Christmas shopping
Remember 2 get your PapalNinja Apparel at PapalNinja.com. Everyone have a blessed and beautiful day
#Becourageous . #Bekind#Faith 👼
I feel so much better after my workout this morning. And chugging a bunch of water!
Guys...I ate like crap yesterday! I'm no different than anyone else, and I have a hard time turning down my favorites.
I'm so glad I'm in the business of getting back on track!
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