The golf balls are the important things in life (family, friends, health, self care).
The pebbles are other things that matter (your job, house, car).
The sand is the small day to day things.
The beer? No matter how full life may seem, there's always time for a couple of beers with your friends!
The lesson? If you fill your life with beer first, there's no room for anything else. If you fill your life with sand, there is no room for pebbles or golf balls. If you spend your time and energy on the smaller stuff, you'll never have enough time for the really important things. Set your own priorities. The rest is just sand.
"I am still trying to understand what I've been through. Some days are good and some days are tougher. I think it's right not to put yoga teachers on a pedestal. We actually use our own experience of these things to share and help others feel like they are not alone or broken." ♡
Live: How @bodymindlife yoga teacher and massage therapist @sarahnicoleyoga dived deeper into her practice to shift dark clouds and unearth greater wisdom · Link in Bio · ♡
Purederm Botanical Choice Exfoliating Foot Mask
Day 27: Foot
This is my entry for #JuneMaskChallenge hosted by @myskincarechronicles @beautimel @miirushop 🙋🏼
👣As you've seen around IG I'm sure, foot masks are something to step into! They exfoliate a few days later and peel off all the stuff!🤢🤢 This can be a surprise! My tip to you is wear some socks. To sleep, even! This will make a mess😅 but the pay off it nice feet!😁
👣This Purederm mask is a sock type mask and states that it will peel away in 2 weeks. I hope that it starts peeling on the 4th or 5th day. I've used another brand before and had the most excellent results.
👣Since I won't be able to talk about results right now, I'd like to talk about the price point and some differences I notice. I bought this mask at Forever21 for $3.90, which is a very decent price since the last foot mask was running at $20. However, I haven't had much luck with this brand and really am curious to see if I get the results I'm looking for. This mask from Purederm has essence in each bootie and the bootie itself has a sheetmask for the foot inside of a cellophane type of plastic for holding and keeping the essence. The more expensive foot mask used a softer plastic and was taller and you could tape it to close it off for a great fit and the ability to prop you feet up and wait the mask time out because this mask takes awhile!! Expect about a 1.5 all the way to a 4 hour mask session!! Check your pack when you buy!!
I've been quiet on Insta for the past few months & this is why! ❤ I often talk about mindfulness, slow living, taking time to pursue things with your whole attention. Well, this year has been a whirlwind, with pregnancy, moving house, family drama, study & work ~ I have taken on less to focus more to the things already on my plate. Only way to get through without a whole lot of stress... However, over the past week things have shifted as uni ended & a couple of big projects wrapped up. Today I feel like I have SO many ideas for things I want to do, create, write about & try, I can't wait to share them with you! It feels like the quiet season is coming to an end, as I have more space for creativity & connection again. Stay tuned! ✳ ❤ ✳ lovely lettering by @cecily_thepapercurator 🙌
THIS IS WHAT I LOOK LIKE WHEN I SNEEZE. IT IS WEIRDLY LIBERATING TO POST THIS PIC. 😂 I just want everyone to know I'm like not actually that photogenic and you all see a very small amount of pictures I take of myself. 😂 I also have to keep reminding myself that I should stop like wishing I was perfectly photogenic (like my one unnamed friend), and shouldn't be scared to post pictures where I look unflattering. So here I am. Posting this sneezing picture. Hello, internet. You are welcome.
Over the past couple days I've honestly felt exhausted, losing weight, not having the energy to even get outta bed whilst stressing about all the things life has to offer. It's important to just stop and take a break! Self care is so important and in some ways it means all these little things when you put them together.. I'm taking one step at a time, and remembering there is literally only one me!'Thank you for staying on this journey with me guys! I appreciate you!
Super amazing offer for BlushLove this weekend! Want to spend a whole day reconnecting with you? Then you need to be here! 💕
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You will both enjoy slowing down, connecting in and savouring through Qoya, meditation, soul workshops and just so much love it's ridiculous!⠀
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Gosh I am so excited about this - our Be Nourished one day retreat.
Winter is the perfect time to turn inward and replenish your energy. Most of us spend our days feeling busy and stressed, and giving our energy out to the world around us. This retreat is a space where those obligations and stressors can fall away, and you can allow yourself to truly relax and receive.
@annabelleheggaton and I will guide you through a day of movement, creativity, connection and self-reflection. You’ll leave feeling deeply grounded, nourished and tuned into your soul’s wisdom.
✪ Opening circle and guided meditation
✪ Vinyasa yoga - A beautiful flowing yoga class, synchronising breath with movement. All levels welcome.
✪ Listening partnership and journalling - time to give and receive the gift of holding space, to tune into your inner wisdom, and release energy and beliefs that are weighing you down
✪ Nourishing, allergy conscious lunch and treats.
✪ Mist making - Create your own intention infused mist with essential oils. This will be a beautiful tangible reminder of the day to take home with you.
✪ Restorative yoga - sink into a blissful state of relaxation and ground your new intentions for a nourished life
✪ Closing circle - end the day with certainty that the nourishment received today can continue into your everyday life.
Sunday 16th July 9am-4pm @sproutyoga
Investment: $95 (link in bio for tickets)
If you don't have oils and have a hard time getting some good sleep you need them like yesterday!
Day 7 using this blend to help promote restful sleep and I feel amazing.
The moon in virgo and the cancer sun make this a wonderful time to decorate, organize and clean your home.
The home and the feeling of being home has everything to do to with your root chakra.
When you have an imbalanced root chakra you don't feel home or safe. On a phisically level it can make you feel vulnerable, sick and afraid (generalized panic disorder is strongly linked to an imbalanced root chakra). So, even if it's hot right now, light some candles when the sun goes down and burn some cinnamon. Put some nice soothing music that will fill your house with good vibes and start enjoying your home.
Much love 💜
F R I D A Y || 6 A M || V I N Y A S A ✨
Come get in flow w/ me tomorrow morning @yogaflourish 🙏❤️ All levels/experience welcome, 💰 by donation (min $10), DM me to reserve your mat NOW 😍
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Fabulous #date yesterday at @thedonkeysanctuaryireland. Gorgeous views, gorgeous walks and heaps of lovely donkeys to pet and cuddle.
These poor babies have been beaten, abused or abandoned and the wonderful people at the sanctuary care for them and give them a new life. There's also the opportunity to rehome or adopt your own donkey.
Well worth a visit for some head space, a date or a family visit.
Its so reassuring when I find stuff about SAD that I totally relate to - there's such a big part of me that feels ridiculous or can't quite believe it's a thing...and yet I know it is. (Our brains are strange and wonderful places) This pic was especially interesting to me as it's the first time I've seen 'hypersensitivity to rejection' on a list of Sad symptoms and that's definitely something I can relate to - creeps up on me in winter and disappears again in summer. All part of the depression I guess. I've got a little series coming of 11 things that help me during winter months, hope they might help others too - and would love to hear things that have helped you. Will continue the grateful posts as well, gratitude has been such a game-changer for me this year.
These guys @rawlicioustribe make wellness soooooo sexy and cool. 100% biodegradable, compostable packaging. Their Superfoods are certified organic, non GMO, dairy and gluten free, with no added sugar, and they're super yummmmm. Plus, look at that sweet little heart peg to seal your packs after opening (I'm a sucker for love). And... the people behind the brand are good, kind, caring humans. The whole package.
I sound like a walking ad for them. I guess I am, but they're not paying me to say nice things. I just really believe in their products, their message, and their ethics.
I'm offering half price Kinesiology appointments every Thursday in July
Adults - $40
Teens (13-17 years) - $30
Children - $25
Times available - 9.30am, 11.30am and 1.30pm
If you haven't tried Kinesiology, why not take advantage of this great special.
Today on my self care mission I've allotted me and Liv and easy day. Today we are going with the flow. So first thing we cuddled and watched tv in bed together, followed by a few stories on the sofa and now breakfast. Then we have Livs god mother coming for a cuppa and chat, then I think this afternoon I might get Liv painting but we're going to be kind to ourselves and just 'be' no rushing and no urgent tasks... it's nice.
What are you doing today to take care of you? #selfcare#selflovechallenge#selflove#realnotperfect#operationme#clearmind#teasolveseverything
COUNTING CHEMICALS // Sadly foods are laced with chemicals nowadays so we do have to be a bit clued up on what is actually in these foods and what effects they have on the systems in our bodies. Having studied and researched this for myself for a few years now it's become a mild obsession and can certainly cause orthorexia nervosa. I have a few rules that I standby to reduce chemicals in my diet, and if it's hard for me to stick by these at times, then I make an effort to balance out any toxic foods with tonics or liver boosters to ensure I am helping my body cleanse the best it can.
Before I deliberately started caring for myself. I used to self-abandon a lot it felt normal. I'd minimise and invalidate my own needs and put so much energy into loving someone else because I didn't want to be 'alone' or because I wanted to avoid confrontation or conflict.
Ignore my intuition, Deny my own feelings, Eat junk instead of feeding my body with nutrient, I continually failed to speak up or stand up for myself, I often times don't see my good qualities, I'd judge myself, doubt myself, dimmed my light, make myself feel small, looked for approval etc.
I could go on and on. These days I'm trying to heal and honour myself more. It's a journey and sometimes a struggle, sometimes I don't do the things I should do on this journey but everyday I'm awake I'm more determined to honour myself.
Today, I challenge you to do same. Look into your life and areas you have been abandoning yourself, explore the narratives you hold for yourself especially around relationships, explore why you aren't prioritising yourself and do better.... Ask yourself, "If I begin to honour myself today, what would change about my life?" Take steps to honour yourself more and see what will change #MyLife#Self#SelfLove#SelfCare#SelfLoveMagic#Meditation#Meditate#MySelf#SelfConcept#HonouringMyself#Honour#Value#PayAttention#SelfPriority#Self +Ish
• LIFE IS HECTIC, EMBRACE IT•
☝🏼☝🏼 This is more a reminder for myself at the moment. Sometimes I find life can get overwhelming, we have so much on our agenda all the time that we rarely take time out for ourselves. I only wish everyday off with my kids was perfect, not full of meltdowns and a million thing to do. But at the moment that is just life, so I am trying to stay present, meditate when I can 🙏🏼 exercise to help with my stress and simply be the best version of myself! 💕 #notperfect#alwaysimproving#selfcare#embracelife
A simple bowl of summer beauty.
I'm so delighted that there's now a few nasturtiums appearing in my modest veggie patch to beautify some simple salads.
This was a mix of raw cauliflower, some lightly cooked broccoli, mint and basil, and some watermelon. Dressed with some olive oil and some lemon juice.
Got your tickets yet? You have just over a week to get your mindset in gear and move on those goals and wishlist you hold dear. Go to eventbrite and secure your tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/ndulge-holistic-wellbeing-tickets-35107842502
New to the world of holistic wellbeing? @ndulgewellbeing will be hosting their very own event for those who want to understand the basic steps to a healthy lifestyle, self care including pampering treats, good nutrition and much more.
The Holistic Wellbeing event takes place on 9th July 2017 from 2pm - 5.30pm at The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Rd, SE1 0NQ
L O T U S / / When someone says to us, as Thich Nhat Hanh suggests, "Darling, I care about your suffering," a deep healing begins. ~ Tara Brach
One month and one day ago I was in hospital having our no longer living baby removed from my womb. Now back in hospital again, on the other side of the world, this time watching life received. It's a fight to exist. This is life, what a gift to grow. & to my little seed that didn't, you are everywhere, but mostly in our hearts. ***