I hear myself say it often, your perception shapes your reality, and yet other people’s perception of us shapes our reality too. “Wow, you’re so busy” others will say. “Yes”, I’ll think and say, “I am busy”. And then, before I know it I’ve defined myself as a busy person with not enough time to nap, to read, to meditate, to do the things I want, the things I truly need to do. For if I tell myself I’m too busy, I’ll never make the time. So I’m making a conscious effort to observe how I’m defining myself, appreciative of the feedback from others while careful to not limit my self understanding and ultimately how I spend my time. So for today I am, that is all, simply me.
Photo Credit: @sanzphotos
Today I am grateful for...my health, a car that even though it keeps wanting to give up on me just keeps on going, waking up early enough today to catch the sunrise and make all my favorite smoothies and drinks, the warm breeze on my skin.
What or who are you grateful for today?
Thank you for being the reason I smile...psst, now pass it along :) #sendasmile
Current obsession @vitalproteins Vanilla and Coconut Water Collagen Peptides smoothie, aka the post workout drink I can't wait until after my workout for.
Here's what I put in it: ✨ 1 scoop VCW peptides
✨ 1/2 frozen banana
✨ 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
✨ 1/4 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
✨ 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk ✨ 1 tablespoon almond butter ✨ 1 tablespoon maca powder ✨ 1 tablespoon chia seeds
✨ Dash of cinnamon, cayenne,pumpkin spice
✨ Add water or coconut water for consistency
Do you have a current obsession?! If so, please share in the comments below 😬.
Sunshine is my favorite accessory.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Here is an undeniable fact...the teaching of yoga has changed my life. And the truth is, it's hard to articulate why, it's just something I feel and know in my heart. And I guess that's just how it is when you find your passion, your purpose, your rhythm, your flow. We were all born with it I think, that drive, the tendency to gravitate toward an activity that when we give into it we experience something that with words is hard to describe...you know what I'm talking about if you've felt it, even once, as it leaves an imprint that can be hard to ignore. That imprint has changed how I do so much, my job, the businesses I own, the friendships and relationships I cherish. And for this I am forever changed, forever grateful.
What is your passion, the activity where you experience flow, rhythm, purpose? Please share it here and tag someone who you know that is living, owning, or even searching for their passion.
Photo Credit: @vibeuptoday
Today is an excellent day to ______________ (fill in the blank). Image repost @etsy Beautiful Type
Sometimes discomfort is a good thing. It helps us make change, even when we don't initially want to. It forces us to feel rather than stuff our emotions away. It motivates, it clarifies, it teaches. Who I am, what I have become, has been shaped by what has challenged me, so in this way I find that I am grateful for my discomfort.
I mean, all of them but two weeks of sleep 🙋🏼. How bout you?
Your entire day can be formed based on how you spend your first hour. So be mindful of not only what you choose to do with that precious time but of your thoughts, your attitude, your heart.
One foot in front of the other, one step at a time. In this way all things are possible, all things can be done.
Move the body, still the mind.
New week, new goals, new possibility.
Sometimes magic is hidden in the most unexpected places.
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Introducing Whole Life Wellness, an evolution of my private practice, 10 years in the making. As many of you know, I am a Psychotherapist. What some of you may not know is that I have owned and operated a private practice here in Chicago for what I can hardly believe has almost been a decade. This practice, these years, have meant so much, a personal and professional journey bringing me here, to where I am today.
Through yoga and fitness, and by learning how to eat in a way that supports my own unique bio-individuality, I changed my body. Grounded within myself I was then capable of doing the work that years of anxiety had kept me from, I changed my thinking. Empowered by what was happening inside of me I began to notice that when I worked with clients in a similar fashion it too had a significant impact on them, I changed my practice and Whole Life Wellness was born.
For more information about WLW and to stay up to date on all of our exciting new health and wellness programming please follow @mywholelifewellness SO much more to come!
You ever heard that saying, a Sunday well spent brings a week of content? I tend to believe it's true but what "well spent" means to me one day can be so different to the next. Especially Sundays with all of the options, I mean Sunday Funday is a thing, but there's also prep for the week like grocery shopping and organizing the house, my life. SO what'll bring my week of content? Balance. A bit of Funday mixed with a bit of productivity but all in my yoga clothes of course ;). Photo Credit: @jodyconesphotography
Saturday morning deep thoughts...sage advice 😬.
"The joy we feel has little to do with the circumstances of our lives and everything to do with the focus of our lives." -Russel M Nelson
Here is my third and final ambassador photo hanging in the Southport @lululemon store and I have to admit that it's my favorite as it captures the joy I feel when teaching. It is a feeling that is hard to describe but I can safely say that it's one of the experiences in this life that I am most grateful for. To all of those who have taught me, to all of those whom I have taught, thank you, from the depths of my heart, you have changed my life for the better.
Photo Credit: @mariaponcephoto via @lululemonchi