🌸 Day 1 Post oral Surgery. - -
I'm feeling weirdly good. ✌🏻😜I think that my teeth were honestly doing me more harm then good. - So, after attempting to rest.... I had to get on my mat a little & my puppies couldn't help but Play too. - -So obviously this isn't a Zen yoga flow, 🙏🏻but it worked for my stiff muscles. - .
I used their Rope to my advantage & Stretched my Shoulders/ Arms. -
Stretching doesn't have to be only on a Yoga mat, it can be Anywhere and when you are with your Family...... INVOLVE Everyone!! - -
Have fun with it and Move to what your body Needs at the Moment! ✨💃🏼💕
You are the ONLY one in Your Skin!!
With that said..... go do some Stretching!!! - #StretchtoShear#RachelsReach
Spent an hour doing some self-reflection this morning using this “Unravel Your Year” workbook. (Author of workbook is tagged in photo!). .
Reflected on this past year and visualized what 2018 would look like. Feeling extra contemplative today.
I love love. And I love feeling connected. In case you haven't picked up on that from every single blog post and Facebook post I put out there. .
I love the feeling I get when I know someone had a happy moment because of something I did.
That's why I started the shout-out initiative at work. And that's why I do random things like spark conversation with or compliment someone in the elevator. .
Not only does it (hopefully) make their day a little brighter, but it gives me a jolt of energy that pulses through me in a way that no other interaction does. The vulnerability of putting something out there, not really knowing how a stranger will reciprocate? It's terrifying. And I think that's why the return feels so great. Because it feels like a risk. .
I recently heard about a study that determined that the key to happiness is talking to strangers on the subway. I don't have actual data on it. But I can understand how that could be true. .
That zing of connection you feel is unlike any connection you can get from your phone. Unlike any physical response you get if someone "likes" your post on Facebook or responds to you on Twitter. Real. Life. Connection. .
I'm not sure if everyone feels this way. My husband told me that this was because I'm an extrovert and my energy levels increase when I interact with people and his, on the contrary, would deplete with so much social interaction.
But I just feel so. much. warm. fuzziness when I connect with someone - whether it be for a brief five seconds or an hour long conversation. .
I'm curious to hear from other people. .
Do you think this is an extrovert vs. introvert thing? Do you think everyone feels some level of happiness when connecting with a stranger?
TONIGHT: Is being part of a generation that doesn't know life without an iPhone negatively affecting kids' mental health? Kate Snow reports tonight on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.
TWO DAYS YALL TWO DAYS
Your body is 70 percent water so what you listen to, read, talk about will be felt by the vibrations of your body. You can heal your body or cause it to become diseased. People don’t realize what power they have over their own health. It’s your body. Take control -Heal yourself within with what you ingest and listen to. Every Vibration you allow yourself to encounter matters. It all adds up. Happy Humpday.
That is actually me. Trying to organize doctors appointments while switching places often plus moving countries... not easy! 6 more appointments until Christmas to go 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼
What’s really come up for me the past weeks are the significance of being around people that brings me up. I feel like we’re so often taught to just toughen up, let people walk all over us, stay in friendships or work environments that are toxic because we should be strong enough to handle it. But it’s not about being strong. You can be as strong as you like - but if you choose to stay around people that makes life though - you’re not going to feel fantastic. It’s not going to be effortless.
We are actually meant to feel really really good. We are meant to feel like we’re seen and like we matter. Being surrounded by people that makes us feel like we’re irreplaceable is such an important part of that ❤︎ You’re allowed to walk away from people who make you feel like you’re less than a superhero - that’s a sign of strength not weakness.
Made this a m a z i n g lentil soup with one of my favourite sun rays @withmaria_ the other day. We must have met for a reason cause now I can’t imagine life without this soup. (Or that girl 👸🏽💛)
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Not all people feel happy and joyful during the holidays. In a season of mourning there’s something to hold on to, something to be thankful for, and someone to praise. Getting some technique work in today despite my mind with the solid word of God. Lately I enjoy spending time alone with the bar and in the empty gym I turn on a sermon. It’s not the soul crushing music that pushes you beyond your limits, this time is about being present and that is a true gift.
I posted the chat with Caitlan on YouTube yesterday before we went to Nimbin. We got some really cool photos yesterday but I haven't got them onto my phone yet. Right now I have a massive abundance of epic shots so when I get a bit of spare time your feed is going to be loaded with this stuff! Hope you enjoy it!
Just had a fantastic lesson on my handsome man! After working 4 brutal redeye turns in a row and not having slept in the past 24 hours...I hit the ground running as soon as I commuted home from Chicago! Riding my horse gives me such happiness and rejuvenates my soul!❤️❤️❤️ #ottb#equinetherapy#ilovemyhorse#soulrejuvenation#mentalhealth
Sometimes broken best branches have the best stories - and make the best art. Don't give up on yourself, and don't let other people do it either. Branches break, but that doesn't mean the tree no longer stands tall!
I've been feeling like I'm spending my time rushing around and so I decided to set myself a little challenge to slow down and enjoy a run around instead and to end the year on a high! Running 4-5 times a week, not worrying about time or distance but just getting out the door, enjoying it and being mindful - taking in the scenery. Week one done with four runs. This week was tough and emotional and getting out in the fresh air helped so much. Blessed to live somewhere surrounded by nature and the sea - for me the vastness of the sea helps puts life's problems in to perspective and takes away their feeling of being so big. Wishing everyone a very peaceful Christmas with their family and friends. Im going to be taking a little digital detox once the holidays start. .
“There are Monsters in the sea.” 🌊 I finished Eliza and Her Monsters 📖 and just like Made You Up 📚 I loved it. 😻 Both books are two very different takes on two very different mental health topics. 🧠 I love Francesca Zappos’s writing ✍️ and I wish she would write more 📃 but after reading this book, I think I can be happy if she decides not to write any other works. 📓 Five out of five stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I never understood why people would go to Starbucks to do work, especially if they had WiFi at home 🤔
But HOLY CRAP......I completely understand now.
This weekend I spent a total of 9 hours at Starbucks 😱
WORK!!! (Shocker, I know)
Between my mentorship, mastermind, and internship (all on top of my full time job) I had a lot of catching up to do.
My mastermind started 2 weeks ago and I just joined this week....so I had 2 full weeks to get caught up on. Which I’m damn proud to say that I’m almost completely caught up within these last two days.
When your driven and serious about starting a business, you will do anything to make that a reality.
So I took myself out of the house to see what all this hype was about working from NOT at home....MIND BLOWN 🤯
If I were to attempt to get caught up at home, I’d have done that sitting on the couch watching tv....and in all honesty...probably not really focusing on doing the work.
By taking away all distractions I was able to go HAM and just get it done in wwwaaayyyy less time it would have taken me at home.
So...mortal of this post....take the distractions away and see what happens. You might be surprised.
What’s your go to spot to get work done? Let me know down below. I’m open to trying other places other then just Starbucks 🤗
You Above All Else
I’m back. After a week off from everything, I’m back. I’ve spent time learning about myself and understanding how and why I think like I do. I shall share more of this experience in due time. But for now, I’m preparing to return to the full swing of life tomorrow, and it’s scary. To go back into school, my main trigger, for fear that all progress will be undone. In the snap of a finger. But I’m stronger than that. And I’m better in myself. If I start freaking about about something that hasn’t happened yet what good does that serve? None. Trying to be stricter with my negative/ anxious thoughts. Easier said than done, but it’s the first step.
The post panic attack eye swell was strong last night. 😳 Panic and anxiety attacks are hard on your mind and body. If you’ve never seen someone have a panic attack or an anxiety attack it can be really scary. Some advice for when someone you know is freakin out and you feel helpless is to calmly sit by them and just talk. You don’t have to talk about why they’re upset. Talk about why they’re an amazing human, a tv show, what you ate today, or what your plans for tomorrow are. Let them know you’re gonna talk to them no matter how irrelevant it may seem. When you begin to have an attack the world around you disappears and you are nothing more than your mind. This is why it’s helpful to have an outside voice consistently making noise. It draws you back to reality and makes it easier to calm down. This may not work for everyone, but it works with most. This is something I have Zack do and he does an amazing job at it. I wouldn’t be able to calm down as quickly without his guidance. 🙌🏻 I’m capable of doing it alone but I prefer to have someone I love with me. If you know you’re someone you has frequent anxiety or panic attacks then its also helpful to communicate to others in your life what you’d like them to do in those moments. This is easier on everyone. You can’t really communicate properly when you’re in the moment of freak out which is why it’s best to be aware of who you are and communicate that when you’re of sound mind. If you have confidence in yourself to get through it the road will be short. If you have self doubt the road will be winding and long. Remember, you always got this. Always.✌🏻❤️ ______________________________________________________
Today I had a meeting at an established yoga studio to see if they were interested in having me teach
Before I was set to leave I had a bit of freak out
I legit just finished my 200hr training only a week ago
Who am I to teach anyone?
What do I know?
How will I balance teaching and my acupuncture practice?
I have no idea WTF I am doing!!
Then I felt called to open my new book from @elevenelevencommunity “Light is the New Black” by @rebeccathoughts ~
I had to laugh out loud at the page I turned to
Yoga lights me up
Helping others heal and grow lights me up
It’s still not clear exactly how these things will come together, but I know if I keep following the light, I will create something beautiful ~
Oh, the meeting went great btw ☺️ I’ll keep you all posted on the deets as they become available