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Loss is devastating in youth, for beyond out parents our first real love, may be the most passionatly in love we will ever allow ourselves to feel, depending on how we deal with that loss.
When I had mine, I went to my Tai Chi Master in tears. From a drawer he pulled pictures of all the women he had loved, throwing each on our little tea table one by one. Then he said, "Now all gone". He then extolled personal virtues around self-growth and inner happiness.
I am the Tai Chi Master now and although I do not have so many pictures as he, I have known my losses to. Each sits in a place of sweetness. They taught me to cherish what I have and to always acknowledge what is not mine.
Love is a temporal fragile thing because it is constructed by two fragile temporal people. True love is rare and sadly missed out on because we are otherwise preoccupied with self-importance, we take it for granted or we simply do not understand what it is and do not know how to be responsible to it.
Whatever the diversion from love, loss always teaches about what we had but more importantly, what we did not have.
Try not to miss out on true love for it is rare and passes by in life, as life does, all too quickly. Loss prepares me to love with deeper commitment and understanding each time around.
I am invigorated by loss because I know that I loved the best I could and I want to love intimately well in this life, should I be met there and given a chance.
I choose always to hope and believe that true love can be true!
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Selfcare Monday ✨ // Today I’m taking the time to do all the things that make me feel great!
Since it’s summertime now and I’ll be wearing shorts and dresses, I figured I needed a good salt scrub for my legs.
I made this lavender Himalayan salt scrub to scrub off some old patchy self tanner 😂 and it sure did the trick! 👌🏻
My leggies are smooth and no more patches of self tanner!!
I made a super small batch because I only wanted to use it once. I will make it fresh again for next time. (But if you wanted to make more and store it, you could!)
Here’s the recipe:
▪️2 tablespoons of coconut oil
▪️1 tablespoon of fine Himalayan salt
▪️2-3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix it all together and voila! Use it on those legs to get smooth skin! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
What’s part of your #selfcare routine?
I’m really hoping I get to not go to group therapy again after the summer is over because that’ll mean that I’m much better and because that was so toxic for me. I’m also hoping I don’t have to go to see my psychologist every week but once every other week...🤞🏼
Today's Unicorn card is: HELLO & GOODBYE: You'll soon see that this change will make things better. Your life is changing and you may feel out of control but you are safe and protected through this change. It may feel sad to say goodbye to the past, but you'll keep the lessons and experiences in your heart. Change helps usher in the new, new friends, family, job, events - there's nothing to fear, it will be fun!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Emmanuelle aka @yukanchangecoaching . She shares her chronic back pain and anxiety story. She shares how she had emotional blocks and how she was able to heal naturally and with western medicine.
Go take a listen for more details. 🎧💖
I feel compelled to tell you guys an extremely long story about self care and healing so get ready lol. —— about a month ago, I was in a bad place. I was not taking care of myself like I should have. I was a workaholic. I was putting myself into unnecessary projects because I am used to doing 10047438 things at once and getting them all done. I was barely sleeping because of it. In fact I was surviving off of coffee... at least 3 a day. And when I didn’t get it at the right times I would have really bad crashes....(can we say addict). I had just finished up a rough semester of grad school and my work life is extremely stressful. I do at least 4 jobs in one position (nonprofit world) and I was severely burned out but I felt too far gone to stop.
Whelp. Needless to say, my body stopped me for me. I had come in contact with a bacteria that we come in contact with EVERY SINGLE DAY....unfortunately coming in contact with it with a compromised and weak immune system.... whewwwww.... I broke out with the craziest rash that started on my FACE of all places.... it was contagious and quickly spread to my neck and my chest and a little of my thigh. It happened all so quickly. I went to the dr. And they gave me medication to “help kill it from the inside”. I had to give my dog to my mom to watch for fear of me healing and passing it to him and us being in this whirl wind. It consumed my life. I had to clean every single day. Wash my clothes every single day. I was going broke from cleaning so much. It got so bad I had to take a medical leave from work. My skin was turning dark and it was dry, I looked like a zombie. I couldn’t sleep. I was so stressed. I felt hopeless. “I’m never going to get better” is what I thought to myself. I got so depressed I wanted to check myself in somewhere. I was alone and isolated. And then something happened.... It GOT WORSE!!! My fucking hands.... they cracked open. They literally turned black and cracked open. I freaked out and went to the emergency room.... and guess what they told me? The medication that they gave me was too strong and causing more damage.
(See the rest in comments...)
Did you know that every nerve in your body terminates in the soles of your feet?! By simply pressing on different reflex points a healing response can be triggered within. That's what drew me to reflexology ... its simplicity. I love uncomplicated and reflexology massage delivers for me. There's no undressing. You come as you are. When clients visit me I tuck them in to a zero gravity chair. Wrap them in a blanket (and in the colder months add a heating pad!). Put on some quiet music. Light a candle (or several!). Then we start with some quiet breathing to help shake off the day and center the heart and mind. From there the treatment begins. It's a soft, gentle process from beginning to end, designed to heal physically, mentally and emotionally. At least that's my intention :). And I love being able bring a little peace and serenity to people's lives!! #healing#peace#zen#jhugheswellness#quiethealing#lightupyourlife#yoga#reflexology#wellness#collingwoodontario#stress#relax
to the sensitive souls, empaths, and lightworkers - deep love + compassion for yourself will get you through the next couple of days of energy shifts. treat yourself like you would your best friend - be understanding, forgiving + kind with what comes up. if you’re tired, you’re processing a lot of old feelings. give yourself the space to heal, but don’t try to fix it all in one day. you’re getting major clarity right now, and the next 6 months will be deeply healing and freeing for your soul 🦋 love u.
Last year I started the transition from very yang/masculine driven survival energy, to yin/feminine devine energy.
In moments of healing and transformation, I honour my feminine, rather than my old masculine patterns of pushing harder, working myself harder, striving for more - diverting from my truth, my internal state of being and I now actually allow the healing to take place.
I've learnt to push back that which society says we should do in these moments and rather than turn and run, pushing harder and faster, I actually just STOP and face.
I slow down, rather than speed up. •
Last year, on the backend of losing my coach and dear friend, I made the commitment to self.
Now, I recognise the importance of having done and continuing to do the work, committing to me and working through my feminine and the 3 stages of change, (which I shift through incredibly briskly these days). •
Today, was one of those cocoon, rest and recover, internally transform, preparing for my breakthrough and breakfree feminine states, preparing for another shift from caterpillar to butterfly, moments.
And that is ok.
I am all too familiar with these now.
I have a well formed strategy for my stages and welcome each stage with open, warm, loving, kind arms for the growth journey I am ever committing to.
That is true commitment to me. •
Sky is the limit, even in moments of solitude, rejuvenation and healing as we can not reach new heights without refuelling, without the ability to reach higher or by staying in the same place.
We must transition, transform and breakout of our comfort bubble.
Reaching higher means we must push our boundaries, break open our paradigms, evolve these moments of now... With love and kindness to self.
And in order to do that it means we must love and care for ourselves in these moments of healing and transformation.
We must allow time to stop, to process, to integrate, to nourish and care for our bodies, our mind and our soul.
Alguna vez sentiste que te llama la atención tanto algo y no sabes el motivo?
Intentas buscar una explicación o un indicio pero no lo encuentras, finalmente e inconscientemente haces de tus gustos/ intereses parte de ti y eso te hace feliz, realizarlo te da una alegría infinita 💘
I MADE IT!! 7 months ago I had an energy healer tell me that keeping this baby had an 80% chance of killing me....needless to say I didn’t take him seriously...mostly. I felt so foolish for allowing that thought to enter my mind for even a second. Fully believing him would’ve meant giving away my power to a total stranger, who unfortunately was very on point about certain details about my life and body, dnobody else knew, that’s what made it scary. He was able to pinpoint specific issues and specific current conditions my organs were in. And I had the tests to prove it, and the countless doctors that despite my results would just keep brushing me off, when their approach didn’t work. They also weren’t very reassuring when I asked them how realistic is it that this pregnancy would be successful. Regardless I didn’t care how intuitively gifted someone could be, I refused to believe they would have access to that kind of information...someone’s survival percentage! But when you feel hopeless, weak and exhausted, and even regular doctors are looking at you funny, those thoughts will secretly chip away at you. Point is, as much anger as I had towards this person, that basically was suggesting it’s between me and this baby(that to be honest I was convinced I couldn’t even get pregnant with at that time) the one piece of information I left with was my thyroid was still in deep trouble and needed immediate help. Not trying to entertain the idea I may be leaving this earth soon, I began researching natural cures for what prescriptions hadn’t been able to fix so far. Inevitably and magically it brought me to my first @medicalmedium book Thyroid Healing, and eventually I ended up buying all his books, and the cascade of information and hope they led to, truly helped me erase any ounce of fear I was still holding on to about that silly “prediction”. So thank you “energetic healer” for scaring me enough to make a change. Maybe you secretly knew that’s what I needed to get off my butt, stop feeling bad for myself and make a real change. I still have so much learning and healing to do,I haven’t even done the full protocols yet(wasn’t trying to be extreme during pregnancy) but
Two wanted to take a nap inside, one wanted to chill by the pool, and I wanted to float in the ocean.
A couple years ago, I would have insisted we all be together, or that you can’t be inside on a gorgeous day at the beach, or fine, I’ll just go to the pool with you.
But now, no pressure! Do what you want without any guilt or pressure.
Guilt. That has been the biggest emotion I have released over the past year. I no longer bust my ass trying to make everyone else happy. And, yet, everyone is happier🤣🤷♀️🥳
Guilt is a controlling emotion. It makes you do things that are not in alignment with your true self.
With guilt leading your decision making...it creates an energy shift, kinda like you’re there but you’re not present because you’re kinda pissed off you’re there😏
How did I heal my guilt based decision making??
I know it sounds crazy...how could breathwork make you not feel guilty🤷♀️
This form of meditative breathwork helped me clear old thought patterns and beliefs, connect with my true self and honor myself on a level I didn’t know existed. Sounds pretty cool right!?!?
What can I say...You just gotta try it for your self!
I got you boo😘😘
My next Breathwork class is this Sunday in Roswell 7/21!
DM me for more info!
Repost from @momspace3 - Anxiety. Depression. What a pain in the ass. Something I’ve struggled with for many years and still go through. When I think back on some of my hardest and darkest times (especially after becoming a mom) I get emotional. Sometimes I sit and think about how lucky I am to be alive and how blessed I am to have a family that never gave up or judged me and just supported and helped me. Anxiety is something that hits me all the time and there are days where I just wake up in such a strange mood with no explanation and it lasts days and it just sucks! For those few days that I’m in it, I’m mean, short, tired, emotional, and just have no desire to get out of bed. Not sure what triggers it but I guess that’s the point. Depression and anxiety usually don’t give you a heads up before torturing you. I know a lot of moms who struggle with this, especially first time moms. I know a lot of stay at homes who end up struggling with this. We need support, and I’ve learned that it’s okay to take time for myself which I felt guilty doing so I wouldn’t. Whatever it is that you love to do you have to allow yourself the time to do it, guilt free. Being a mother is so much work and it is amazing but it’s also an emotionally, physically and mentally difficult and sometimes draining job. Just because I deal with these things doesn’t make me a bad mother. Mental health amongst mothers needs to be talked about more. I know I would appreciate being able to discuss this topic with others who can relate. Therapist aren’t really my thing I feel I get more out of talking to other moms who are going through it too. 🙏🏼 .
Thank you for sharing your stories❤
I think that this story is necessary for us including me.🙂 I have read in the book one day. Just listening can be the best way for healing. In my opinion, mom should listen to many people's stories and take care of many trivial things but, nobody listens to her story. It can make many moms so sad. Come on! and let's share story together~! Here are so many listeners for all of you🤗🙌💞💞💞
Spread love like confetti !
Always tell your girls that their Smart, Intelligent , Kind, Brave and most of all Beautiful ! Build each other up!
It’s amazing what we can achieve when we support each other 💕
I need to take a minute to thank these amazing women for what they have done, not only for me, but for our community and for themselves. You have created magic 💫. It’s a light in the dark. A rainbow after the storm. I had the good fortune to participate in a retreat this past weekend hosted by @the_breasties and I will truly be forever changed for the better. I felt supported in ways I didn’t know I needed it. I licked some old wounds and left feeling more whole and like myself than I ever have before. I left with new friendships and with more confidence in what I have to offer as a friend. THANK YOU for creating this for all of us 💖🌈👯♀️ ✨If you have any questions about who @the_breasties are or how you or someone you know can participate - DM me and I’ve got you covered ✨
I like using this as a reminder photo. 😝 The reality of life and the spiritual path — somebody will always be after you in some form. For the people who preach spiritual warfare and then say you don’t believe in A, B and C. You still have a lot to learn. You have to be well versed in the dark as you are the light. And not just by words you were conditioned to memorize. I could tell you real stories of the measures crazy, bitter people take.
I’m always 5 steps ahead regardless. I always know what’s going on. I am always shown. I am always told. That’s why it doesn’t work. That’s why people always come back sayin’ I was right about the person everybody else thinks is “so nice”. I see beyond the veil.
This is why I say AWARENESS is a gift that is often overlooked. And you should work on tapping into that part we ALL have.
Guys... The whole game changes once you start making your presence a priority!
A scrapbook piece based on Goo Goo Doll’s classic song ‘Iris’. Part of the inspiration for my adult middle name! 😁
An evolved man doesn’t care if you have a sexy body if there’s no loyalty in it.
An evolved man doesn’t care how well you ride a d*ck, if there’s no commitment in other parts of life.
An evolved man doesn’t care how well you seduce him erotically if there is no deeper seduction of his soul.
An evolved man doesn’t care if you signed a record deal, if you pretend not to care and avoid empathy.
An evolved man doesn’t care if you are consciously compatible, if there is no capacity to meet him emotionally.
An evolved man doesn’t care if you do woman chores perfectly, if there is no peace in the house.
An evolved man doesn’t care if you talk big and sing beautifully, if the words that comes out of your mouth are lies.
An evolved man doesn’t care if you are on a mission, if you forgot to bring your heart.
An evolved man doesn’t care how spiritual you are if you cannot embrace your imperfections.
An evolved man cares less about challenges and more about responsibility. More about mutuality than charms.
He cares about your soul as much as your person.
He wants seductiveness for real.
An evolved man is playful yet not dragging you into games.
He need same in return.
Did you know vacations are one of five situations that precede a lapse in exercise? To avoid that we give you 5 easy to apply strategies to keep you connected, yet in your fitness journey... check out our weekend reading from our blog, top link in bio. Happy weekend!!! #vacation#vacay#travel#exercise#blog#fitness