Had to document Finn’s first SC game! 🏈 He was a little nervous for the first 45 mins or so, but once he realized the screaming fans weren’t going to kill him, he really started getting into it! Lots of cheering and attempted✌🏼 signs. He wouldn’t stop talking about the “SC foobah game” the whole drive home...at 9:30pm...not sleeping a wink 😂 #gamehigh
Since I have family pictures on my mind I thought it would be fun to look back at all our family pictures we have had taken. This kinda breaks my heart. ❤️ How time flies. Before I know it these kids will be grown up and gone! 😭
Rumination - we are all guilty of it. You lay in bed late at night staring up at the ceiling with the same thoughts turning around over and over again in your head. Am I good enough? What is the world coming too? Why isn’t so and so texting me back? Did I do or say something hurtful? Usually, these thought patterns end with you either feeling depressed or stressed to the point you can hardly sleep. If this sounds like you, comment with a heart emoji below to show we are all in this together!
There are many ways to disrupt this pattern but first, you need to recognize when it's actually happening. For me, I notice it most when I’m doing a mindless task like washing dishes or folding laundry. Once you start to become more in tune with your rumination patterns, then you can begin the next step – distraction. Whenever you feel yourself spiraling out, listen to a book on tape, listen to happy uplifting music, play a team sport like volleyball or pursue a shared activity such as volunteering at the local animal shelter, and or last but not least take charge.
Map out each days schedule in advance and fill in times of potential inactivity or social isolation with engaging activities such as the ones I listed above.
By putting these strategies into practice, you’ll soon find this is one habit that can be broken so you can live a happier more engaged existence with the world
Sometimes we need help to feel our emotions:
I remember the anxiety our family felt when we moved from Melbourne to Brisbane. It was the right decision, but it was still stressful. 🌸
Annie got sick with a chest cold. I was frantically trying all my essential oils to help her and none of the usual ones were working. I checked my book and it suggested geranium, so I placed some on her heart. 🌸
Within 30 seconds, she burst into tears, a flood of emotion pouring out. Sadness for leaving her friends behind. I held her as she cried, felt my own mother guilt and told her that I was so proud of her for feeling her emotions. She recovered from her chest cold soon after that.
Emotions are just energy in motion. If they are not allowed to move through us, they get stuck in the body and manifest as illness. It is exactly what happened to Annie that time. 🌸
Feeling emotions can be scary, but when we realise that they are just energy moving, we can surrender to them a bit easier. 🌸
I always remember this experience with her when I apply my geranium oil - the oil that opens the heart.
Essential oils are subtle. They are not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, they are a magical tool in a bottle that work with our bodies to come into balance. 🌸
I only use dōTERRA. Message me if you would like to get these magical oils into your
How freaking cute is this pink 💕@hsiprofessional hair dryer?! Not only do I love it because it’s my favorite color but it’s compact and does a great job drying my long thick hair! 💁🏻Another plus is that it’s pretty quiet too! It also comes with two different size nozzles (only one is pictured). I rarely change them, I just leave the same one on! Have you tried any HIS hair tools before?! PS- Use code HSI30 to get 30% off the whole site!
https://www.octoly.com/c/hbg4v/r/hav19 @Octoly #gifted#honestreview#octolyfamily
Throwback to when the sun was out and I chilled at the beach. Missing it already. I'm just a beach type of girl I suppose 💁🏻👙🌴Head over to ellemio.com to find out what I was up to in Dubrovnik and some recommendations for you 💋
Even though I'd heard so many good things about Charleston, I was still surprised by how much I like it there. But I can't really put my finger on why, so I think further trips there will be needed to figure it out. 😏Have you ever been surprised by a place you visited?
Have you ever given someone a gift "just because?" It's such a great feeling, especially if it's for someone who's least expecting it and really deserves it.
Every order from Snowberry and Sage comes ready for gifting. Put a smile on someone's face today!
Hey Upper East Siders. Gossip Girl here. Have you met, Giulia, (@giulia_dugo) she's one of the stylish ladies in our magazine. We are huge fans of her Blair Waldorf DIY halloween outfit! What do you guys think? More importantly, were you #TeamBlair or #TeamSerena ? 🌟Our petite fashion magazine is now LIVE!! You can #findyourfit through link in bio🌟
"I was documenting my friend when @piawurtzbach walked in. Just like everyone else, I was stunned. I innately shifted my focus on taking photos of her instead. I knew my friend would understand. (Sorry, @maebelissima !)
She was really flawless up close. I must also commend the @olayphilippines representatives for being professional. They were able to maintain their posture despite celebrity appearances here and there. If I was the one assigned to check Pia's skin, I would have trembled and lost it!
If these glowing brand ambassadors affirm @olay products, you best believe it to be true." More about the #DNAorOlay event up on blog. Link is on bio. 👩💻 #TasteForExcitement
Happy birthday to the best best friend out there ❤️❤️ I can’t believe that its already been 4 years since we met for the first time. I am so glad and grateful to have you in my life and care for me through my ups and downs. I will always give you the side eye when you crack one of your lame jokes, even when we are old and insane. Love you tons and Happy 23 💕😍 #birthdayboy#bae
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Is anyone else already thinking about Holiday shopping? 🛍I am definitely already on the lookout for Christmas gifts! 🎄✨
New post is #ontheblog with a list of gift ideas for minimalist women (or the woman who already has everything, or who swears she doesn’t want anything) 😂 click the #linkinbio for plenty of great gift ideas!
Fall is slowly making it's way to the Charlotte area. What a beautiful area to explore--
This greenway was officially dedicated in 1995. Anne Close Springs didn't want to see her beloved town (Fort Mill,SC) get "swallowed up" by development and sprawl, so she ensured that 2100 acres of land was set aside and preserved. Now it's enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year! “It’s habitat, it’s history, it’s beauty, it’s everything.” #myycstory#letthemexplore#momtogs#candidchildhood#naturalchildhood#thefamilynarrative
Overloading you guys with pumpkin patch pictures 😍 Just two more weeks and we will be in LA. We are so blessed to live life in Washington, it’s made me appreciate autumn so much. It’s a beautiful season 🍁🍂
Couple of proud parents in our house today!! 🏆 For the first time in his sweet little life, and with the gracious help of so many people in the LifeKids area at @lifechurchmustang, Samuel went to the "big boy" three year old room while we attended church this morning. He was apprehensive and had a lot of questions, but when the time came, he walked right in and didn't shed a tear through the whole service. Those closest to us know what an effort it is for him to manage his emotions when he feels anxiety or fear, and what an accomplishment this was for him! It has been such a blessing to see him learn to trust and strengthen his little resolve as he grows. It's pretty cool to have such a brave little boy! 💙👦🏼 When I got down to his eye level after we picked him up, and asked him how it went, he put his hand on my shoulder and said, "I had a lot of fun. How was your class today, mom?" 😭 Which made me tear up because 1) he's so stinkin sweet worrying about me and 2) just yesterday, we went from "mama" to "mom" and he hasn't looked back. Times are a'changing around this house, and Sam seems to be leading the charge on our shared evolution. Way to go today, little buddy. Mama.... errrrr, mom...... loves you! 👋🏻 #samuelscott
Thankfully it stopped raining by the time we got to the annual twilight pumpkin walk. You can't go wrong with cookies, face painting, decorating pumpkins, and walking around the see everyone carvings all lit up in the night sky. ✨
Happy Sunday!! The winner of our giveaway is…. (Drum roll please)…… Laura @lauh_l_ 🎊🎉 please send us a DM with your email to receive your prize! Photo credit: @khaileypena @angelicaescobedo Photography: 📷 @keithbodziak
Even though I'm on vacation, very far away from home, my heart breaks for Napa, Sonoma and Santa Rosa- places that have brought me so much joy over the years. I love seeing how supportive our community has been! Seeing the will to give to those less fortunate during this difficult time has made me so proud to know and call you friends. To do my part - I'll be donating 100% of all money generated from affiliate sales from my blog for the month of October. Click the link in my bio to be directed to my blog, and shop away!
I *love* my Erin Condren life planner! It holds everything it needs to and all the planner stickers available on Etsy help me customize it exactly as I need to. I’ll be ordering my 2018 planner within the next month - should I get it in color or neutral? (Referring to the insides.) I haven’t been thrilled with about half of the colors so I’m really on the fence. Comment with your opinion!