Nearly 10 months since I was forced to make the decision to close @henleys_wholefoods in Sydney.. it’s been an interesting year processing the events that lead to closing something that was so close to my heart and I had literally given everything to. It’s nice to say the dream is still alive & kickin’ and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let my dream die because of someone else’s actions.. everything happens for a reason✌🏿
Shameless Gym Selfie today 💁🏼💪🏽
A year ago, I finally felt good about my body again. So obviously I became complacent and slacked a lot. It happens! 🤦🏼♀️
But now my stomach is the flattest it's ever been and I may have lost aspects I used to love (yes my boobs & bum!) - I actually don't hate the image I see anymore!
I don't think any woman is ever going to ever be 100% happy with their body, especially for women in our industry where you are constantly judged on how you look. .
But today I can confidently say that, although I may not love myself - I do love my body. .
And that is at least a step in the right direction! So SUCK IT👌🏽😝🙈 #shamelessselfie#gymselfie#bodyimage#challenges#screwsociety#babysteps#rightdirection#live#laugh#love
November 8-10th IT’S👏🏼ABOUT👏🏼TO GO👏🏼DOWN!!!👏🏼 Honored to join host Youth Pastor @ChandlerSBailey & @theRDCIEPIC for the Direction for Life 2017 Youth Experience!!! I know this is going to be phenomenal! Get your teenagers in the building!! 🚀🚀🚀
The @the.excellence.addiction question for today is: What is your path?
I love this quote. It really reminds me that success is a product of passion and individuality. Not necessarily 90 hour work weeks.
Though both can bring about success, I would rather help people through sharing my passion for personal development with the world.
I want to walk my own path and make my own way in this world with the end in mind, I want to dream big, follow my passion, be my own boss, and hopefully success shall follow me.
Heck, maybe making my own path and following that path will even pave the way for some self-improvement and personal development. Which is never a bad thing right?
So I ask you again: what's your path? Did you make your own path? Or are you trying to follow someone else's?
Thank you for continually making this community of excellence achievers an amazing group to be a part of 😊. Love you guys and girls 😍 participating here on @the.excellence.addiction.
Earlier today, I found a #PINKfeather , a sign from my #angels or #spiritguide , both of whom I know have been trying to get my attention.
I've been finding these #feathers like breadcrumbs. It's been a wonderful experience to be reminded that I am on the #RIGHTtrack .
Then, as I was #smudging the perimeter of our #NEWhome , I was visited by a beautiful #dragonfly (a sign of transformation, light + joy, a leap towards a #metamorphosis , one that will result in a better version of me, guiding me towards my #FULLpotential ). Simultaneously, I looked to the pine trees from which the dragonfly flew + found another feather, this time grey, nudging me one more step in the #RIGHTdirection towards my best future.
Could it be that I am crazy? Reaching for signs + explanations? Could it be that I am hallucinating? Imagining all of these beautiful things? Perfectly placed at precise moments especially for me? Or...could it just be that I am #awake ? More and more each day. #Awakening , #learning , #transforming , #growing , #trusting , #surrendering , #living .
Fam and Friends,
Like "Nacho" says, "Let's get down to the nitty-gritty." In the last couple months, we sort of gave everything the "once over" and some things got the twice and thrice over. MRI, Head/Neck Ultrasound, EGD/EUS, Colonoscopy, PET/CT (3 this year) are all part of the term officially known as "surveillance" but I like to think of it as keeping cancer on the run. Seems like a lot but a small price to pay, I think, especially when we're tracking three, primary, unrelated cancers. The long and short of it is, my Gastric Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) remains in remission, my Thyroid Cancer (Papillary ThyCa) remains in remission and my particular form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma is headed in the right direction. We're going to give it a few more months to continue to die off and shrink and then, see what the end result is. As we get ready to start what will be our fifth year of living with some kind of cancer at any given time, one thing I feel like we have is experience. Having said that, my experience tells me that even if it's not gone, it will be small enough, stable enough and inactive enough to not require retreatment right away. I feel good, wish Telegraph wasn't so flippin' hard and want everyone to know that @rockypreston , the kids and I are 100% happy with this status update and we want you to be too. Thank you, all! "Peace and Love, Peace and Love!" #azprestons#fam#loveistheanswer#lovemattersmost#thanksbetogod#givethanks#givepraise#rightdirection#stomachcancer#thyroidcancer#nonhodgkinslymphoma#goodresponse#goodvibes#nothingbutlove#cancer#whatcancercannotdo#couldalwaysbeworse#takethegoodwiththebad#smallpricetopay#since 2013 #onelove Philippians 4:10-14
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Me Too Movement: if all the people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted posted “Me too” as a status, we might begin to understand the magnitude of the problem. #metoo
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I hesitated before deciding to post this. There are a lot of things I care about that I haven’t posted here because they’re not fun, and/or easy to talk about.
Today, however, marks a new day where I reclaim my voice and use it for that which is most important to me. Feel free to unfollow me if you don’t want to hear me advocate for things I care about which are difficult.
That said - I still care about all the fun & beautiful things in life too of course! So all your favorite NOLA houses, kitty photos and little contemplations won’t go anywhere either. ;)
Back to this post and this movement - the effort to raise awareness to end rape culture is near and dear to me. Sexual harassment in society is often seen as benign, or flattering even, to those who perpetuate rape culture. Beyond harassment, (too) many people I know have experienced assault or rape. One of my childhood best friends was raped and murdered at 21 years of age. There are multiple stories I could tell about my own experiences but I don’t want to. It suffices to say #metoo and I’ve had enough.
I should note: awareness is needed for ALL those who have experienced unwanted sexual advances or comments: women, men, trans, & everyone in between. Men, we see you too. And ladies, you’re not exempt from being perpetuators or aggressors.
I know this sucks to have to talk about - but spoiler alert: the magnitude of this issue is IMMENSE. And it needs awareness for change.
“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things they are transformed.” - Thich Nhat Hanh 💫
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” - Albert Einstein
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So - I’m using my voice. Today and every day. To do something, say something, bring awareness. Shying away from injustice in the name of comfort is over. It’s time to be held accountable. I’m looking at myself. #onesmallstep#rightdirection
Here's an easy trick to keep you on track.
Make sure you have clear, simple goals for your business. Without goals you're likely to feel unsure about whether you're actually heading in the right direction. It's really easy to get bogged down by the day to day nitty gritty and feel as though your business is running you rather than the other way round. Having clear goals helps you stay on track and feel confident that you're definitely making progress!