"It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets." - Cheryl Strayed (excerpt from 'Wild'). // North Cascades National Park
This lake of volcanic origin has changed colours over 5 times in recent years, caused by natural phenomena
Some of the best things about El Salvador is the friendly nature of the locals and that most activities are free. They either haven't figured out how to or don't feel the need to charge tourists every time they take step.
I love it !
It seems obvious, it seems simple enough and yet, it is not…
If what you are doing is not making you happy, why keep doing it then?
If what you are doing is causing you to feel terrible and stressed out, then quit doing it…
Yes, I know that there are all kinds of demands on you, from people to organisations to family and yet, you still can opt out.
You still can choose a different path…
So, your relationship feels YUK a lot of the time but you have been told that you have to submit forever and so you keep at it and HOPE that things will change…
Great! You don’t want to quit too easily but lets be honest here, you are doing all the same stuff you were doing 1-10 years ago and nothing is changing, it is getting worse –
IS IT NOT TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?
So, you are in incredible debt and you feel terrified by it and that terror makes you work harder and harder at more of what you hate doing as you try desperately to get ahead and you have been doing this for years now and if anything, things are getting worse, not better and you are even more stressed out and terrified…
But you have got yourself into this mess and now you feel you must put up with it and so you keep punishing yourself because the done thing is to keep your credit going strong and you refuse to see that NOTHING IS ACTUALLY CHANGING except you are allowing your life to be eaten up by rules that are not helping you…
Is it not time to opt out of that mess?
So, you belong to a religious organisation that tells you that you have to do what the preacher man says or go to hell for all eternity and you see people being hurt in ways that you hate but you have been told that this is the way things have to be – You are either in or GOING TO HELL and so you keep silent, you keep showing up, you keep volunteering, you keep building someone else’s vision, you keep singing the songs, obeying the rules and you keep telling yourself that your time will come…
All the while ignoring the fact that time is passing and you are still not doing what you feel called to do and you hate
I love playing all sports. Arriving in Guatemala City I search out some local sports teams and come across a small Ultimate frisbee team, I make contact and jump at the chance to play. Now I'm well again.
Being nothing like I expected and a hell of a lot harder in both skill and athleticism it was a great day and very competitive.
This is some next level frisbee!
If you have a chance go and give it a go. I was certainly surprised.
The day has come! Team Flexletes launches in the UK tomorrow and there’s a HUGE launch event in London in a few days! I’ve got deets on that if you know anyone interested in attending!
______ What is Team Flexletes?! ______
We are a community of badass women with full-time careers, who are working towards becoming the best versions of themselves everyday.
We are a growing team of women from the US and Canada who all lift one another up, and we’re headed to the UK!
We would love to get to know you and your savvy go-getter friends as we share some workouts, tips, and what being a part of Team Flexletes could mean for you! Whether it’s your health, fitness, or an income earning opportunity, you’re invited to join us!
Reach out, tag your friends below, now is the time! Let this be your sign!
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere of the world.
It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and recently Sindh Province in Pakistan.
One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.
Happy Diwali to our Montaia world community!
I knew at a young age, I was here on this earth to make a difference. That sounds really funny to say, but I have always felt it. I didn’t know what, but I knew I had purpose.
I remember when I was 14, I was in a dark place. I hated life, wanted not much to do with my family or the church I belonged too, I genuinely didn’t enjoy anything. You know those pre-teen years😂 There was one time in particular where I remember hanging out with some friends and everyone around me was smoking and drinking. C'mon Courtney it's fun, why not.....and I just felt the biggest pit in my stomach. I had the strongest feeling come over me.."You were made for more than this." I knew from that moment on I had to change. I was determined, I started to see my future and made goals. I wanted to change habits, become a nice person, learn skills, spread love, not bully others... I wanted to be SOMETHING. Everyday I strived to be better. I made goals to become a dental hygienist and finish at the age of 19 and have a career and DO something with my life. Well after I reached that goals and graduated I struggled. My purpose had lost direction....what do I do now. I found myself unhappy.
Flash forward to 2017. I was at a place where I felt like a failure, and had no purpose. Then I became a health and fitness coach and for the first time ever I had finally seen that purpose that I envisioned when I was 14. It just made sense. The pieces of my life started to come together. This opportunity has changed my life in every aspect. I have been struggling the last couple of months with more of my anxiety and depression and I realized it’s because I started to lose my vision of helping others. I am here to make a difference. I am here to make a change. I want to build a life filled with purpose and love and create the best for my future family. So if you feel directionless in your career, your health or whatever you got going on, I’m here to help. I’m looking for people with visions, dreams, and drive to join me. #dreamer#shootforthestars#vision#futurastic#girlboss#findyourpath#overcomer#driven#determined#fighter#cantstopwontstop#makeachange#findingpurpose
Build a new lease on life through making serious changes. It would be easy for me to tell you to just get you diet in check and don’t skip out on your gym session and you’ll be okay, but it’s much deeper than that. Such a change requires true dedication and moreover an understanding of your own emotions on a deeper level because its a journey filled with plenty of highs and lows far from a linear path and it can be difficult to go it alone. Having a strong leader to guide you down your path to success is necessary when you feel like you’ve lost your way. I know what you’re going through having lost 100lbs. myself and I’m here to genuinely help! I’m currently looking for 3 dedicated individuals to work with one-on-one in the Los Angeles area who are serious about making a change in their lifestyle and getting fit. I’m not here to sell you on a 6-week cookie-cutter training program, but provide you with an individualized workout regiment, no nonsense nutritional guidance and most important emotional support during this challenging and exciting journey! For training inquiries please be sure to email email@example.com or at 818-208-0430. Contact me today and get real results, let’s get it! 💪💯🏋🏽♀️⛰🌎🌄 #dedicateyourself#setgoals#weightloss#bodytransformation#outdoorconditioning#inhomesession#certifiedpersonaltrainer#nasm#personaltrainer#fitnessnutrition#correctiveexercise#motivated#leadership#guidance#findyourpath#successisnotalinearpath#fitnessmotivation#100poundsdown#missionfit
Just over a year ago I went exploring the west coast with @si_williams_ . He takes a fine photo! But many of you know me as an intensive care nurse and my three gorgeous girls with fourteen Playcentre years behind me. Now I'm mostly living in the South Island of New Zealand in a quiet place called Dalefield. Together Simon and I run AuthenticAs a photography business which we also use to raise awareness on the Otago environment focusing on sustainability and collaboration with existing trusts and individuals who hold a similar philosophy. We travel across NZ to work from portrait, weddings, fine art landscape and events but specialize in the geography and place of Otago. For enquiries about our work firstname.lastname@example.org or look at our website www.authenticas.org or Instagram @authenticas thankyou!