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    Sara Decker-Paules
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Shout-out to awesome bosses like @launchwellnessaustin who take the time to give little reminders to the people who work for them on their birthday that they are valuable. I'm absolutely in love with this cute watercolor mantra card! ❀️
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Speaking of bosses: I've had lots of bosses. Some I've loved and some that I've absolutely hated working for. As a boss, you are in a position of power and can choose to let your power positively or negatively influence the people who work for you. I am my best self and work my hardest when I work for bosses and with others who take the time to get to know my talents and strengths and truly value them.
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We are not all going to do things the same way. And if you're one of those people who feels like you can never please your boss: I'd encourage you to reflect on how that job is moving you towards your end goal. If this job isn't serving you in any way and your boss doesn't respect your strengths and what you bring to the table, then leave. Staying in a toxic environment does nothing for growth and can only set you back.
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Finally, I just want to give a huge virtual hug to all the awesome bosses and mentors out there who also know how important it is to nurture your employees, work with their strengths and your own. When bosses build their employees up, everyone benefits.  Artwork by: @brittburkard .
Shout-out to awesome bosses like @launchwellnessaustin who take the time to give little reminders to the people who work for them on their birthday that they are valuable. I'm absolutely in love with this cute watercolor mantra card! ❀️ . Speaking of bosses: I've had lots of bosses. Some I've loved and some that I've absolutely hated working for. As a boss, you are in a position of power and can choose to let your power positively or negatively influence the people who work for you. I am my best self and work my hardest when I work for bosses and with others who take the time to get to know my talents and strengths and truly value them. . We are not all going to do things the same way. And if you're one of those people who feels like you can never please your boss: I'd encourage you to reflect on how that job is moving you towards your end goal. If this job isn't serving you in any way and your boss doesn't respect your strengths and what you bring to the table, then leave. Staying in a toxic environment does nothing for growth and can only set you back. . Finally, I just want to give a huge virtual hug to all the awesome bosses and mentors out there who also know how important it is to nurture your employees, work with their strengths and your own. When bosses build their employees up, everyone benefits. Artwork by: @brittburkard .
This man. This man is everything I need in my life and constantly reminds me of my worth. He's 100% opposite from my crazy creative brain and helps me actually get these big dreams of mine become a reality with his gifts of logic and focus. Our marriage isn't perfect and we've had to work at it every day but we also compliment each other in every way.
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My husband reminds me a lot about the importance of failure, differences and knowing your own strengths. We are all unique but we can't do everything alone if we want to pursue our dreams. Be honest with what your talents are and where you need help from the people around you who have strengths in other areas.
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Know who you are. Know your strengths. Find your tribe. Find your fans. When you know your purpose, you'll be able to start your own journey towards the life you were meant to live sooner.
This man. This man is everything I need in my life and constantly reminds me of my worth. He's 100% opposite from my crazy creative brain and helps me actually get these big dreams of mine become a reality with his gifts of logic and focus. Our marriage isn't perfect and we've had to work at it every day but we also compliment each other in every way. . My husband reminds me a lot about the importance of failure, differences and knowing your own strengths. We are all unique but we can't do everything alone if we want to pursue our dreams. Be honest with what your talents are and where you need help from the people around you who have strengths in other areas. . Know who you are. Know your strengths. Find your tribe. Find your fans. When you know your purpose, you'll be able to start your own journey towards the life you were meant to live sooner.
Me too, girl.... Me too. <3

Coffee cup from @paperplaceaustin
Me too, girl.... Me too. <3 Coffee cup from @paperplaceaustin
Fun fact: My favorite toy growing up was this small rubber skeleton my brother named "Skelly". We used to take Skelly everywhere including to the grocery store where we would strap him in the little cart seat. Our favorite tape growing up? If you guessed something like Kids Bop or Disney, you are mistaken. Our favorite tape we listened to on repeat was a soundtrack of Halloween and spooky sounds of the night, lol. πŸ˜‚ What an imagination we had... And I'm so appreciative of our curiosity to be interested in whatever we gravitated towards as kids... Thanks mom! πŸ‘
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So I know I'm not unique in my love for fall but I really, REALLY love fall. What's not to love? The weather, football, indulging my inner "basic chick" with pumpkin spice everything, combined with my husband and I's birthday AND my very favorite holiday- Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ¦‡
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Sending some love to all the other creepy, crawly, and spooky fans out there today- You are unique and different in your own way. You do you!! ✌️
Fun fact: My favorite toy growing up was this small rubber skeleton my brother named "Skelly". We used to take Skelly everywhere including to the grocery store where we would strap him in the little cart seat. Our favorite tape growing up? If you guessed something like Kids Bop or Disney, you are mistaken. Our favorite tape we listened to on repeat was a soundtrack of Halloween and spooky sounds of the night, lol. πŸ˜‚ What an imagination we had... And I'm so appreciative of our curiosity to be interested in whatever we gravitated towards as kids... Thanks mom! πŸ‘ * So I know I'm not unique in my love for fall but I really, REALLY love fall. What's not to love? The weather, football, indulging my inner "basic chick" with pumpkin spice everything, combined with my husband and I's birthday AND my very favorite holiday- Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ¦‡ * Sending some love to all the other creepy, crawly, and spooky fans out there today- You are unique and different in your own way. You do you!! ✌️
Happy birthday to me!! Confession: I'm a little bit of an Esther Perel addict and I find the research and work around infidelity to be totally fascinating. I love working with individuals who have had affairs. Obviously I was stoked that my favorite research topic by one of my favorite writers and researchers came out today on my birthday! Super excited to dive in and learn from the genius mind of Esther on my long commute this morning! @estherperelofficial πŸ“–πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚
Happy birthday to me!! Confession: I'm a little bit of an Esther Perel addict and I find the research and work around infidelity to be totally fascinating. I love working with individuals who have had affairs. Obviously I was stoked that my favorite research topic by one of my favorite writers and researchers came out today on my birthday! Super excited to dive in and learn from the genius mind of Esther on my long commute this morning! @estherperelofficial πŸ“–πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚
Hi- I'm Sara and you are amazing!! I believe women are stronger when we build each other up. πŸ’ͺLet's be friends!
Hi- I'm Sara and you are amazing!! I believe women are stronger when we build each other up. πŸ’ͺLet's be friends!
Have I told you that I HATE moving? I mean moving to the burbs this summer has been so hard and I'm constantly missing my old hood even though I love my new, big, beautiful home we moved to. Ive been feeling extra nostalgic lately and decided to revisit my old "backyard" community area because it's one of my favorite places to hide when I'm feeling overstimulated. You probably can't tell in the video but this place is a mixture of old junk, broken glass, old statues, bright Buddhas, dream catchers, skeleton faces and mis-matched rickity tables and chairs. It's incredibly weird, yet peaceful and serene making it one of my favorite sanctuaries. Do you have a personal sanctuary that gives you all the feels too? Tell me all about it! :)
Have I told you that I HATE moving? I mean moving to the burbs this summer has been so hard and I'm constantly missing my old hood even though I love my new, big, beautiful home we moved to. Ive been feeling extra nostalgic lately and decided to revisit my old "backyard" community area because it's one of my favorite places to hide when I'm feeling overstimulated. You probably can't tell in the video but this place is a mixture of old junk, broken glass, old statues, bright Buddhas, dream catchers, skeleton faces and mis-matched rickity tables and chairs. It's incredibly weird, yet peaceful and serene making it one of my favorite sanctuaries. Do you have a personal sanctuary that gives you all the feels too? Tell me all about it! :)
YAS!! πŸ™Œ This is why I ❀️ Instagram so much- people like @jessica_cross_yoga who do small, yet amazing things like give you and your coworking space friends over at @launchwellnessaustin free samples of goodies like this yummy amethyst crystal infused Palo Santo mist from @everydayritual.company ! I used it in my bedroom yesterday when I got home and slept SO good- Can't wait to purchase a whole bottle now! Thanks so much again for the free goodies @jessica_cross_yoga !!!
YAS!! πŸ™Œ This is why I ❀️ Instagram so much- people like @jessica_cross_yoga who do small, yet amazing things like give you and your coworking space friends over at @launchwellnessaustin free samples of goodies like this yummy amethyst crystal infused Palo Santo mist from @everydayritual.company ! I used it in my bedroom yesterday when I got home and slept SO good- Can't wait to purchase a whole bottle now! Thanks so much again for the free goodies @jessica_cross_yoga !!!
Okay, who stole my therapy journal and put it on this wall? 😜 reposted from @arcticfoxhaircolor
Okay, who stole my therapy journal and put it on this wall? 😜 reposted from @arcticfoxhaircolor
It's one of my favorite weekends - Pride weekend (at least it is in Austin)!! Don't forget to Keep Austin Queer this weekend and take some time to reflect on the incredible victories of the LGBTQ community and the lives lost in order for us all to be able to sexually express who we innately are. How will you celebrating?!
It's one of my favorite weekends - Pride weekend (at least it is in Austin)!! Don't forget to Keep Austin Queer this weekend and take some time to reflect on the incredible victories of the LGBTQ community and the lives lost in order for us all to be able to sexually express who we innately are. How will you celebrating?!
Vulnerability is hard, man. It sucks opening up and telling your story when we still feel shame around it. One thing I've noticed though is that vulnerability is contagious and often seeing one person's vulnerability and hearing their story at their considered weakest point in life can give someone else the courage they need to start their own journey towards hope and healing. We all just want to be seen- we all have the power show others the path to true self acceptance and living their most authentic life. @daniellelaporte
Vulnerability is hard, man. It sucks opening up and telling your story when we still feel shame around it. One thing I've noticed though is that vulnerability is contagious and often seeing one person's vulnerability and hearing their story at their considered weakest point in life can give someone else the courage they need to start their own journey towards hope and healing. We all just want to be seen- we all have the power show others the path to true self acceptance and living their most authentic life. @daniellelaporte
YAS Queen Gaga! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Creatively is one of the most important tools we have as humans that helps us to adapt to our internal and external environments. Not even the government can take that away! 🎨🎭🎢🎧πŸ₯
YAS Queen Gaga! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Creatively is one of the most important tools we have as humans that helps us to adapt to our internal and external environments. Not even the government can take that away! 🎨🎭🎢🎧πŸ₯
Doing some at-home yoga with this drool machine today. Let's just say that laughter and yoga are the best medicine for feeling disconnected from your body. Feeling more connected and I have a belly full of joy now! ;-)
Doing some at-home yoga with this drool machine today. Let's just say that laughter and yoga are the best medicine for feeling disconnected from your body. Feeling more connected and I have a belly full of joy now! ;-)
YAS!!! πŸ™Œ found on @reddit @icantdrawbutdontcare
YAS!!! πŸ™Œ found on @reddit @icantdrawbutdontcare
How cute is this succulent plant mister from @shop_atown sitting on top of this @jamesjeanart book?! Found this gem yesterday while doing some retail therapy with my best friend who was in town yesterday and couldn't wait to show it off to my plant friends this morning! πŸ’¦πŸŒ±πŸŒ΅
How cute is this succulent plant mister from @shop_atown sitting on top of this @jamesjeanart book?! Found this gem yesterday while doing some retail therapy with my best friend who was in town yesterday and couldn't wait to show it off to my plant friends this morning! πŸ’¦πŸŒ±πŸŒ΅
Happily celebrating sexuality this week since it's #biweek! 
Guess what peeps? Sexuality is not about inclusivity- sexuality is fluid and bisexuality is 100000% sexually and mentally normal and healthy! 
Because bisexuality is often seen as being "confused", many people who have a bisexual sexuality have a higher risk of struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation and a number of other mental health concerns. 
By bringing awareness to the fluidity of sexuality, we help reduce the stigma towards bisexuality and mental illness in that community.

Be who you are. Love who you want to. It's just sexuality! πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ†βœŒοΈ
Happily celebrating sexuality this week since it's #biweek ! Guess what peeps? Sexuality is not about inclusivity- sexuality is fluid and bisexuality is 100000% sexually and mentally normal and healthy! Because bisexuality is often seen as being "confused", many people who have a bisexual sexuality have a higher risk of struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation and a number of other mental health concerns. By bringing awareness to the fluidity of sexuality, we help reduce the stigma towards bisexuality and mental illness in that community. Be who you are. Love who you want to. It's just sexuality! πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ†βœŒοΈ
The most powerful takeaway from listening to @brenebrown talk about her new book "Braving the Wilderness" for me is probably best summed up by this quote: "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." - James Baldwin  Collectively showing up in a huge auditorium filled with other incredibly strong women and men, connecting with each other through powerful, honest and provocative dialogue is what her book is all about. 
Taking time to digest her message that we all need to hear right now. To stop dehumanizing each other and show up for each other instead. SO excited to start the new book and brave into the wilderness! <3

@launchwellnessaustin @loventuretherapyatx @a_behne @allmyprettypictures
The most powerful takeaway from listening to @brenebrown talk about her new book "Braving the Wilderness" for me is probably best summed up by this quote: "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." - James Baldwin Collectively showing up in a huge auditorium filled with other incredibly strong women and men, connecting with each other through powerful, honest and provocative dialogue is what her book is all about. Taking time to digest her message that we all need to hear right now. To stop dehumanizing each other and show up for each other instead. SO excited to start the new book and brave into the wilderness! <3 @launchwellnessaustin @loventuretherapyatx @a_behne @allmyprettypictures
I always knew I liked Cher for a reason. I support DACA and stand with Dreamers. ✊️❀️Repost from  @_thepeachfuzz
I always knew I liked Cher for a reason. I support DACA and stand with Dreamers. ✊️❀️Repost from @_thepeachfuzz