"Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients it was a “Gem of Fire,” a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. It has always been associated with February, the month the Romans dedicated to Neptune, their water-god, and is the traditional birthstone of that month. It is the stone of St. Valentine and faithful love, and signifies ecclesiastical dignity as the Bishop’s Stone. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality, yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety. The name Amethyst derives from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend. The wine god Bacchus, angry over an insult and determined to avenge himself decreed the first person he should meet would be devoured by his tigers. The unfortunate mortal happened to be a beautiful maiden named Amethyst on her way to worship at the shrine of Diana. As the ferocious beasts sprang, she sought the protection of the goddess and was saved by being turned into a clear, white crystal. Bacchus, regretting his cruelty, poured the juice of his grapes over the stone as an offering, giving the gem its lovely purple hue. "
Indy Friends! My beautiful daughter @sydneyacash is looking for some part time work after school and on the weekends. She has big plans for her life. She has worked the same job for almost two years, saved her money to pay cash for her first car and start a college fund. She is amazing! She is just ready to try something new. She is super dependable , smart, and will be one of your best hires ever! She lives in Hamilton County. Let me know if you know of anything!!!
Even though it's high 80's outside...ugh...we're still going to celebrate the start of fall!!! Enjoy 20% of your Dusty Dogwood goodies until Sunday! Coupon code: YAYFORFALL. Shop link in bio. 😊 Enjoy friends!
"I felt the summer rain,
I felt okay again."
I know I've used those same lyrics as a caption before but I thought that they were very appropriate for this. If you know me, you know that I hate dreary days. Lately I've been having a lot of dreary mind days, and those are even worse. Today I laid in my bed for a lot longer than I should have allowed myself to and got up just as a random rain shower started in the middle of an otherwise hot & sunny day. Maybe this is a selfish thought, but part of me wants to believe that that little sunny shower was meant for me. It reminded me of those lyrics, the one that I have tattooed on me as a personal declaration that I will feel okay again someday, even though I sometimes go through spells of feeling hopeless.
Today is one of those days. You wake up extra early to bring a friend to the airport and get a note from a guest saying the whole rack of pots and pans ripped out of the wall and while you wait anxiously to hear back from your contractor on his availability to come help fix this before your next guests check-in tomorrow morning, you get a text from your husband that he has a flat and you need to go pick him up on your way back from airport... whiteness an accident on way back from car dealer, get that text from your contractor saying he can't make it until Wednesday next week.... You take a deep breath and right as you are ready to decide against going to yoga as planned you make the wiser decision and realize yoga is the only thing that will allow you to get through this day without forgetting to breath. Namaste. My husband, partner in crime and (sometimes;) hero not only joined me for the first time at yoga but then we both came up with a plan to fix the rack before he had to be at the airport at 3pm. And we did. Not without me painting the piece of wood the wrong gray the first time around, but we did it. Beautifully so if we may say so ourselves!!? I got another unit ready for check-in and no one aside from our super awesome and cool guest at the condo @suzzyf who let us come in and out of her life like sweaty frazzled messes today with the warmest smile and personality, no one would know this ever happened!
To yoga and this happening when the coolest guest is in there to make it all OK ✨
I even think hubby is going to make his flight!! 👍🏻 (Not that I secretly didn't want him to miss it and stick around;) #deepbreath
PRE-WORKOUT FOOD 2 of 3
Bananas are basically workout “superfruits” as they’re low in calories, high in simple, digestible carbohydrates and have lots of potassium. Potassium is essential for maintaining nerve and muscle function and even helps prevent muscle cramps. Bananas also help keep nutrient levels high, are a great source of energy and don’t make you feel overly full.
GET FIT DONE WITH GREENLEAF: Grab a Banana Coconut oatmeal bowl or Greens granola cup 30 min before for those nanas! [👉🏼Click link in bio to see full list]
Yay! It's official! #FirstDayofFall 🍂 Fall is my favorite time of the year because I love it when the leaves change colors, the weather gets cooler (but not too cool) and it's apple orchard & pumpkin patch season! 🎃 What's your favorite thing(s) about Fall?
Annalise Lowry — 10.2.16
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PRE-WORKOUT FOOD 1 of 3
Fruit-focused green smoothies! 🍃🍏🍌
A hydrating blend of fruits and leafy greens offer an energy-boosting treat. Fruits are high in fast-burning carbs, giving you a good bust of energy before your workout without the sugar crash. Apples are recommended pre-workout fruits as they’ll provide great energy, hydration and other essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Make sure to add some veggies into the mix to get a good balance of nutrients. Pro tip: add hemp protein! 🌿
GET FIT DONE WITH GREENLEAF: Grab an Almond Berry super smoothie 30 min before to energize your workout! [👉🏼Click link in bio to see full list]