It is true... When Momma feels better, everyone feels better.
There was a pull in my heart because I knew life was passing me by. I just did not feel good enough to enjoy it. I was frustrated with my health and my energy level... And my mood just kind of sucked to be honest. To put it plainly, I was a grumpy, snappy, moody, frump. That is what I felt like.
I still struggle to find pictures of myself as I scroll through Google Pictures (isn't technology cool?), but I knew even then as I avoided the camera when capturing memories of my girls that I was missing out on being a part of their happy moments. How sad is that? And it only made me more unhappy.
It wasn't until I decided to take my life back that I started to reappear in our family images.
But it wasn't easy.
The struggle was not actually the workouts or even the changes in my nutrition. The real struggle was in my mind. Getting over the garbage that I had said to myself. I am still breaking through these obstacles daily... The more I overcome, the more I see. I use personal development as part of my transformation. It helps me to persist when I think something is too hard or out of my reach.
At first it was just the question of whether my health was worth the investment.... Whether I could make these changes in my lifestyle or if I would be wasting valuable resources my family needed.
I realize NOW that I AM the valuable resource my family needed and still needs more and more!
It took my husband literally saying to me, "If it will motivate you to feel better and take better care of yourself, then DO IT!" because I was having such a hard time committing for myself. At that moment I knew I had to do it for them!
Who are you valuable to? What can you do to be better for them?
*Focus on the next generation*
Anyone who claims superiority under the Father’s plan because of characteristics like race, sex, nationality, language, or economic circumstances is morally wrong and does not understand the Lord’s true purpose for all of our Father’s children.
We need to embrace God’s children compassionately and eliminate any prejudice, including racism, sexism, and nationalism. Let it be said that we truly believe the blessings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ are for every child of God. #ElderCook #ElderBallard #Oct2017 #teach #AllAlikeUntoGod #Halle #MyDaughters #BetterWorld #EternalPerspective #PrinciplesOverPolitics
If you sit for a moment and talk to elderly people, perhaps your grandparents, you will realise that they have regrets in their lives at some level. -
The question that I often ask myself is what would I regret about my life? And how can I prevent this feeling of regret? The answer is really easy to me: do the things that you love to do. Have the courage to be really true to yourself. Only then you will live your life to the fullest with no regrets. -
My question for you is: are you living your life’s purpose? Do you dare to be true to yourself and are you willing to take the risk to change your life? #starttoday
WHAT'S NEW WITH LEDOUX? Not sure how I feel about Inktober, today I knocked a whole bottle of ink on myself, and on the floor, lol. I got INKED!!!!!!! The process feels a little forced to my style, but I'm trying to stay personal but true to the Prompts. GOOD EXCITING NEWS, an amazing punk band gave me permission to use their music in my new SKATE VIDEO PART!!!!! A secret for now. I'm also writing an EMO SONG, with the talented Matt Dinaro, a total separate project. I'm waiting to hear back from Nickelodeon about a project in the works. I have been skateboarding again outdoors, out of my living room. I fell hard the other day, but it actually inspired me. I have compassion for all, I believe in everyone, and I believe in the impossible, let's make the world a better place! I'm starting with myself, I'm working on myself.
Dies ist ein Glas Wasser. Nichts besonderes, oder? Hahn auf, Glas drunter, fertig. Es ist so selbstverständlich für uns, dass wir gar nicht groß darüber nachdenken, wenn wir unsere Wäsche waschen, unsere Babies baden oder unser Essen kochen.
Nur dass es das halt nicht ist. Selbstverständlich.
Ich hatte vor einer Weile in Brooke Castillos Podcast folgendes gehört: „Wenn du sauberes Trinkwasser hast, ist alles andere ein Bonus.“
Klingt erstmal etwas komisch, oder? Tatsächlich aber hat 1 von 10 Menschen weltweit keinen Zugang zu sauberem Wasser. Viele werden krank oder sterben sogar. Mädchen gehen nicht zur Schule, weil sie jeden Tag 6 Stunden zu Fuß laufen müssen, um Wasser für die Familie zu besorgen.
Mir geht es nicht darum, ein schlechtes Gewissen zu erzeugen. Mir geht es darum, dass wir uns unseres Privilegs bewusst werden.
Wir haben sauberes Trinkwasser. Alles andere ist ein Bonus.
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as guest experts in The Members' Club for a live Q&A on large-scale natural dyeing 💪
There is a LOT wrong with synthetic dyeing; 9 trillion gallons of contaminated water dumped into waterways annually, overexposure to dye chemicals causes cancer & lung disease (to name just a few). Even the most advanced water filtration systems cannot take out synthetic dye chemicals from water- eg, the half-life of the hydrolyzed dye "Reactive Blue 19" is about 46 years. And we're just scratching the surface here!! In the webinar, we discussed how natural dyes can combat these negative impacts of the dye industry, and how their biz responsibly deals with the issues. These two are awesome.
💚 Full vid in the Members' Club 💚
We salute you from our beautiful green valley at Casita Verde 💚!
Trust in your journey. You're on the right track #motivationtuesday
Buy a shirt today and 10% of sales will go directly to charity: water. Link in bio for more information.
Today is International Snow Leopard Day! Despite being recently upgraded from endangered to vulnerable these incredible big cats are still very much at risk. Threats including poaching, loss of prey (from humans overhunting), habitat loss, retaliatory killings by farmers and climate change are all contributing to the decline of the Snow Leopard population. It’s estimated that there are between 4000 and 7000 left in the wild. 📸 by Philip Marsh on Unsplash #snowleopard #bigcats #knowtheimpact
Enjoying the weather before our nipples freeze at night.
Caravan: God's Marching Children
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor
sometimes making space for fellow wanderers
we wander. we always have.
to be God's children is to be
called/fated to tread God's earth,
tribes, nations, families, lone souls,
we are grains of sand, celestial stars.
weaving 'cross an Infinite expanse,
round and round, back and forth,
by sea, through the air, on the ground,
we march, which is to say, wander.
but there can be danger, harm waiting,
if you dare cross
this inch of sand
this portion of starry sky
some have forgotten themselves,
pretend they're no longer
because their towers haven't fallen (yet).
as if they own this world,
as if they have a right
to the sand and the stars,
as if they and those who seem the same
(same color same accent same fear same pain same name same same same)
have the right to call a star dark
have the right to call sand "mine"
have the right to hurt
any of God's precious children.
dear wanderering sisters,
precious vulnerable brothers,
in the face of these wrongful claims
by the pretenders of exclusive sameness,
it is time, it always will be,
to wander once more,
which is to say, march.
#MigrantCaravan #caravan #refugees #refugeecrisis #America #nationalism #poem #poetry #poetcommunity #March #protest #justice #justicejustice #BelovedCommunity
#belovedsociety #betterworld #BuildOnLove
This is so screwed up:(
👣¿Quién se identifica? Así somos las personas con un gran corazón.🤷♂️
The first Mylo-made bag has launched on Kickstarter! Mylo is material made from mushrooms that mimics leather. It is completely sustainable and looks and feels just like leather. Check it out! *The bag pictured here is not the Mylo bag.
Mettere al mondo una bambina significa lottare per e con lei. Facilità di commenti sessisti, carriere bloccate, differenze economiche, dover sempre dare più del massimo per essere considerate. Giusto per citarne alcune. Le discriminazioni tra maschio e femmina non hanno senso, perché siamo tutti semplicemente persone. Voi bambini lo sapete meglio di tutti noi e dovremmo tutti imparare da voi. Io ci sarò sempre, con il mio esempio, con il mio ascolto, con il mio sorriso e con la mia conoscenza (se la avrò) e con il mio cuore. Lotteremo insieme per una battaglia che tu ora non vedi, per una battaglia che non dovrebbe nemmeno esistere. Costruiremo insieme un mondo in cui siamo tutti semplicemente persone. Belle, brutte, intelligenti, stupide, scherzose, tristi, brillanti, mediocri, silenziose, rumorose...ma sempre e solo persone, non lui e lei. Ti confido una cosa, forse sono ancora bambina, perché anche io, come te, proprio non riesco a coglierla questa differenza!
#momanddaughter #madreefiglia #gender #genderdiscrimination #nogenderdiscrimination #daughter #figlia #stopdiscrimination #noallediscriminazioni #girlandboy #family #famiglia #future #woman #futuro #madreefiglia #dog #jackrussel #toscana #fiesole #igerstoscana #momslife #betterworld #parenthood #parenthood_moments #thewomoms @valored_ufficiale @maam.life