What methods do you use to track ovulation? We kind of stopped with all the test strips for a while but we want to see how you all are doing yours. We will be starting the strips again and monitoring temperatures along with cervical mucus checks. Which sounds gross but when it comes to trying to get pregnant nothing's off limits.
This weekend I got to witness the beautiful marriage of some dear friends. Their commitment to doing the work and showing up was showcased so powerfully as they exchanged the most intimate and intentional words and promises.
The resounding message: keep showing up. For you. For your partner. For your friends. For your family. Your community. Your God. Just keep showing up.
After the ceremony a few of us were giddy and in awe of the sun breaking through the clouds just in time for the sun to set. I pulled out my phone to snap a pic and the camera was flipped: this photo is the image I saw of myself.
I took a deep breath and paused. “There you are,” I thought. It’s like the sun was a massive spotlight showing me it was time to show up, newly. In all ways, yes, but mostly for me. There is some big work ahead to uncover the next layer, and I’m so ready to navigate and discover. Raw, messy, truth-filled discovery. ✨
I choose me. @beyoung7
- thank for showing up over and over so that we can show up, too. 🖤
#nofilter #truth #inquiry #dothework #feminism #womeninbusiness #showup #vulnerable #bravingthewilderness #realtalk #support #thisisyoga
So today on a cold gloomy day I reminisce about my day yesterday. ☁️ I woke up thankfully at 7:30 to a dead phone (which is my alarm). Take a positive out of this .. I was not late for work. 9✅ Negative .. I was a flustered mess. 👎🏻 Anyways... I figure that out , day at work , go home take a short nap , wake for dinner with not much of an appetite but have a bowl of soup anyways. 🍲 I had been feeling under the weather all day so coated my chest in Vick’s, turned my humidifier on until my room had condensation from all the walls. My room was ready , I was ready but I hadn’t done anything for ME yet. 🤷🏼♀️ I had woken up, went to work, napped, ate and was ready to end the day !? No way ❌ I wouldn’t let that happen. I push myself through an easy 30 minute workout and got out my quilting. Quilted for about a half hour , enough to feel like I did something for myself. (Yes I quilt and I love it 👵🏻 I was satisfied. I went to bed at this point. 9:00 and I was in bed with my Vick’s and humidifier going. Today is a new day , a little less congested but still feeling like I’m on auto pilot. 😩 My warm coffee is treating the chills today and wonderful work support is helping me get along ! ☕️Today is one of those days I feel blah but need to refuel !
What do you do to refuel !? I need ideas 💡 •
#refuel #cold #gloomy #quilt #coffee #ideas #autopilot #doyou #fillup #brr #motivate #support #metime #youmatter
You’ve cried, raged and grieved about it. Now it’s time to write about it! Join me and Rebecca Gold for a 3 day writing retreat February 21-24, 2019. Space is limited!! Please reserve your spot NOW!
During times when you may feel alone, remember you are not and you are loved 💜💜 Lamentations 3:22-23: “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
I have a fucking amazing life.
There was a time not too long ago that I couldn't say that. I couldn't admit that I had it pretty good.
In fact, I couldn't even see how good it really was. I was caught in this mental loop of lack, and not enough, and dissatisfaction.
It was as if I had a muddy filter over my eyes that prevented me from seeing and FEELING all the love, beauty, joy, and abundance around me.
Instead, I was literally ready to leave my life for something else. Something "better" than what I was preceivng my life to be.
I was frustrated, overwhelmed, trapped, disillusioned, alone, and feeling immense anger and rage.
To me, it was everything in my life that was the problem.
My house, my husband, my kids, the dishes, the laundry, the finances, the endless amounts of responsibilities.
I didn't want any of it anymore. I felt like a time bomb ready to explode.
It took awareness of my deep dissatisfaction AND a deep desire to change it that made the difference.
I reached out for help.
I admitted OUT LOUD how fucking miserable I was, and then I had to face the shame of that once I realized that it wasn't my life that was the problem. It was me.
Something INSIDE me was off.
Something INSIDE me was out of alignment.
And that was more painful to face and heal than if it was something outside myself.
So I got help. From a healer, a spiritual teacher, a coach (or two) who all helped me face the aspects of myself that were hidden yet operating 80% of my life.
It's those unconscious bits that have the most influence.
So I've done the work - no, I'm DOING the work...constantly. Because that's what it takes.
And I'm ready to admit that I have a fucking amazing life. One that's so beautiful, and magical, and full of people and love.
And I'm ready to admit that that's possible for you, too. 💛