I’m broken. Truthfully, we are all broken; but the difference is that some of us don’t recognize our own brokenness, let alone acknowledge and work on the issues that have brought us to our knees. In falling down, we embrace the weakest parts of ourselves. We claim them as our own and we should wear them proudly. When we do this, we can finally find balance in our lives. Instead of just showing our anger, we can show our pain too. Instead of just showing the hard exterior, we can bravely show our soft interior as well. When we acknowledge our brokenness, we can then begin to rebuild. When we acknowledge our brokenness, all pretences are gone and we can truly be our vulnerable selves. Only when we are vulnerable, are we able to love fully and have the courage to willingly hand over our heart with hopes that the recipient is gentle with it.
Today, I am reminded that being still takes courage. In some cases, it’s downright painful. When you love someone unconditionally and accept them, beautifully flawed and imperfect, it’s never easy to say goodbye. It’s ironic how our hearts can still get hurt by something that we’ve seen coming. Perhaps the heart needs more time to accept what the mind already knows.
What brings you fulfillment? 🍀
I have a tendency to zoom in on results, outcomes, and achievement. Although there is space for all of those external experiences, I’m learning they are only part of a fulfilling life. 🤲🏽
Focusing on the outer word and material “haves and have-nots” will dry up your inner reservoir of life energy and magic. 🌪 Having all the trendy items and a full bank account will still feel empty if: your relationships are cold; if your heart is lonely; and if you fail to share your gratitude and gifts with the world. 🚶🏽♀️
You were born into this world with dreams, and the lessons learned along the way will prepare you to fully embrace them. I invite you to look deeper into your dreams, beyond the glam and the achievements - where does the fulfillment come in? 🤔
Balance drive with fulfillment, and happiness will always be a choice you can make. 🙏🏽 _
My PCOS journey has opened me up to so much. Heartache, frustrating and alas, triumph. I lost my period for almost 2 years and recently got it back (2 cycles now🙌🏾) which made me breakdown in tears, multiple times. THANK GOD!! I went to numerous doctors and was told I might not be able to have children someday (my dream). I’ve completely changed my workout routine, meal plan and introduced Chinese Medicine + Acupuncture about 3 months ago. My diet and workouts have helped me gradually lose stubborn weight and body fat that PCOS restricts you from, regardless of how hard you work. As far as acupuncture— It’s one of the most relaxing and grounding things I do for myself. I am literally terrified of needles but you don’t feel these at all, I promise. If any of you Queens are suffering from PCOS like me, feel free to reach out, I’m happy to help where I can❤️👸🏾
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass....it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.
Being a desert 🌵 girl, I am absolutely in LOVE with rainy days. We don’t get the snow or the cold weather, but these gray, rainy days are my favorite. I have never been one that compares rainy days to gloom or sadness, I love to be outside and watch my children run around the street when it’s literally pouring during a monsoon. There is something so refreshing and clean and pure about the rain. I feel like a lot of rough days are followed by rain and rainbows. I don’t believe that is a coincidence. Today is a good day. The clouds are gray, the streets are wet and the weather is gorgeous. A promise that tomorrow is a fresh slate. How is your Saturday?!
What would Dolly do? She'd probably tell me it is perfectly fine to continue living in my $3 thrift store flannel as if it were second skin and burrow under a quilt on the deck while finishing up my second read through of #hillbillyelegy and enjoy the "warm spell" and melting snow. And to drink as much turmeric/ginger tea as I want. What are your weekend vibes? #wwdd#weekending
We make decisions every day that either bring us closer or farther from peace. The great thing about stress is that it's completely controllable. Stress isn't external events happening to us. Stress is our reaction to those external events. If we learn how to manage our reactions, we can live with less stress. Make a decision to be aware of your reactions today. Don't let those external events control you. Choose happiness 💕😙
Hard to believe that I created a 😢sad-🤬angry-😒resentful connection to this view. How? While going through the ugliest part of the divorce, people kept telling me... “go to the ocean!! It will make you feel better!!”
No. It didn’t. All I could do was cry, be angry and create a ton of resentment towards the ocean. I needed something to blame all my pain on so I turned to the ocean. I blamed it for being a huge reason we ended up moving to CA instead of where I had been promised we’d move back to. I blamed it for being used as a tool to manipulate.
Every time I came to the ocean seeking a break from heartache, I left feeling even worse.
So, what’s a girl to do? Try again.
Here I am mindfully working on shifting my relationship with the ocean. I could use some tips here...the struggle is definitely real😢
#Latergram from my early morning Saturday grind. If you saw my story then you can tell from my alarms I had a super busy, yet productive day so can’t complain.💁🏻♀️ Who knew waking up early could be so beneficial!?🤷🏻♀️ #makeitcount#gotgoals#whateverittakes
Preoccupation with the past = depression
Preoccupation with the future = anxiety
Be here where the joy is, where the love and life are, where changes can be made, where you can have an immediate impact. We need you here with us! ❤️😘🌷
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