In a recent interview, when I was asked whether I was sorted, I answered, “no I am still living.” However, no matter who you ask it is a choice. You may choose to complain everyday and deepen your misery or you may choose to work a little in the direction of your desire everyday and receive that reward. That is when the Body Soul Shift happens.
January 14, I am offering a 5 day workshop with 30 day support to help you have a body soul shift. Unlike the free 5 day experience, this is an investment of both time and money. This is an idea born out of the struggle I have been experiencing the past few months as my business has been growing. We will dive into scalable self-nurturing practices for dropping into your body; welcoming your emotional expression; the inward and outward of Sweet Talk and how to release, replace and implement.
Do you want to have a Body Soul Shift? #bestyou #unicornclub #becoming #selfnurturing #bodysoilshift #worldclass #bestsellingauthor #calmyourchaos #calmthechaos
You know that feeling when you stumble upon a few things that work like crazy for the current chaos in your life and speak volumes to the mamma struggle and yah wanna shout it from the rooftops ??? Yahhh. This is one of them.
Today I welcomed the newest additions to our family ..... the Kinderpacks for Ryland AND Ellowyn. Baby wearing just got a hell of a lot easier and comfortable. Thanks to the suggestion of a rockstar friend, this second developmental leap Ryland is currently going through isn’t so so bad.
I also stumbled across a fun #momhack
by using my breastfeeding cover as a way to block out the light when lulling Ryland to sleep. It makes the process 10x faster when I’m in the same room as his noisy toddler sister.
I can easily see how people become obsessed with owning multiple ones with insanely cute patterns as I already have my eye on a few. I mean , have you seen my ridiculous Lularoe collection ?
Now all we need is nicer weather to test both of these bad boys out for the kiddos.
What are some of your all time favorite mom hacks you’ve stumbled upon on your journey ? #babywearing #wearallthebabies #kinderpack #calmthecolic #colicbaby #crunchymama #closetomyheart #uddercovers #sleepybaby #twoundertwo #calmthechaos #naturalliving #developmentalleap #tiredasamother
Are you a stuff manager? Read this description... “Look through stuff, put away stuff, organize stuff, feel guilt because I haven’t organized stuff, wade through misplaced stuff in garage, fuss at kids to put away stuff, pile up stuff, pack away stuff.” Sound familiar?? 😂 I fall into being a stuff manager, at times. I buy a cute thing, but I don’t edit the other cute thing in my house. So our houses gets overwhelmed with stuff... albeit cute clutter!
What if you became the curator of your home vs the stuff manager? Someone who is intentional about what you bring in and out of your home?
What can you get rid of in your home as lots of new things will be coming in for Christmas? And what can you say no to when buying gifts for your family?
You’re the boss of your stuff. You are the gatekeeper of your home and your sanity. Be intentional. 💛
#neatlydonekc #calmthechaos #organizedaesthetic #organizationgoals #lessismore #curate #kcsmallbusiness #bethebossofyou
It’s been an eventful December already to say the least!
House projects finally done, gets put on the market, sells in 4 days and finally found a home to rent. Honestly that was the hardest since there’s slim pickings in our town in the price range we needed but God is GOOD!
I know His hand has been in all of this and today... well I think my body was yelling at me to just calm myself 😳🤣 So tonight I’m sitting here so incredibly thankful for all we have and all the people God has put in our life ❤️ All there is now is to look forward. A magical Christmas, some family fun activities, breaking out the yummy holiday recipes, a new workout program to sample & a Christmas gift to me on its way 🎁 and the beginning of this amazing Gratitude & goals journal from one of my great mentors 🙌
Excited for Life 🤗
T H A N K Y O U !
I just wanted to take this opportunity before the festive season fully kicks in, to say a massive thank you to all you wonderful folk that have stuck around this last year...for sharing your love, laughter, wisdom, kindness & support 💕
And a huge thanks to my incredible clients [just a few shown here] who’ve allowed me the privilege of being a part of capturing your wonderful stories.
Here’s to you all; to a magical Christmas and season full of sparkle & joy x
Hold up ✋🏼 @tishmal_
has a new single “Heavy” just out today - check it out 💃🏻
✨PHOTO GIVEAWAY!!!✨📸 For Christmas this year I am gifting a free photo session! 🌲This could be for....
3. Seniors/ individual portraits
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✨GIVEAWAY!!!✨📸 For Christmas this year I am gifting a free photo session! 🌲This could be for....
3. Seniors/ individual portraits
5. Etc!* HOW TO ENTER:
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Giveaway ends Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Session will be scheduled for 2019. *Does not apply to weddings or group pictures larger than immediate family. Does not apply to already booked clients. **This giveaway applies to individuals in/ nearby Utah. Travel costs may apply if session is to take place outside of 25 miles of Provo, UT.
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Y’all haven’t seen my face very much lately or heard much from me over the past couple weeks.
And that’s because, I am tired.
All the time, every hour, I am physically and mentally exhausted.
My work/life balance is totally out of whack right now. I landed in a SITUATION at work that just has me in over my head and fighting really hard to come up for air.
I finally got real with that and started admitting it to people with total fear that they’d all think I wasn’t good enough to do the job, because that’s what I had started telling myself at the end of the day. I really truly felt that I wasn’t good enough.
I do know that it’s not true, I just was experiencing a lot of pressure, whether brought on by others or myself, because that’s who I am. Whatever I do, I REALLY want to do it well.
And you know what happened when I asked for help? Relief. People telling me that we’re a family, and we don’t leave each other hanging. The reassurance that “you don’t know what you don’t know” and we’ll help you learn. A realignment that should help return the work/life balance to me and others on my team. The visibility to some new folks that I am capable.
I’ve been stressing out about a lot of things that I will talk about in more detail one of these days, and I’ve been harboring this nervous energy of uncertainty about some really big things in our lives. “When there is chaos around me, there is chaos within me.” But, there are changes being made and I feel really hopeful that things are JUST about to turn around for me! There’s wayyyyy too much I want to accomplish to just shut down the way that I have been.
Mental health first. Reminding myself today to stop and smell the flowers because there truly is so much to be thankful for!
So, if I’ve been a ghost or haven’t called you back or been super active lately, please know that it is not you, it’s me.
And I’m coming BACK 🤟🏼 It's only going up from here...
Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. -Louise Bourgeois
I have been extremely anxious latley...well, if I am being honest I have been struggling with it for a long time now.
I have felt like I am losing control of certain situations in my life and have been learning how to deal with it, all while trying to keep the balance of positivity and awareness and acknowledgement of what is triggering it and what I need to do to calm it.
I am the type of person that keeps almost everything bottled up and private. Very few ever know when anything is ever really bothering me or how to deal with it/me and as much as some don't understand it, it's just how I have always been and I am okay with it. It works for me...I think?! If you follow me, you have maybe noticed I have been organizing every single room/drawer/cabinet in my house - this is my way of feeling like I have control of something. This is a way of removing clutter and giving myself room to breathe! This makes me calm!
My workouts in general make a world of difference for calming me down but running...running is what does it for me every damn time. There is honestly something about blasting my favourite music and pushing my body to its absolute max and being exhausted to the core!!! This makes me calm!
Here is the big one for me....taking time to just be on my own. I am a true introvert so I aready love some good alone time but it has been a struggle to remove the mom-guilt from it and knowing I don't just want time on my own, I need it! This makes me calm!
Through it all though I truly do sit back sometimes and just enjoy what life is offering, the obstacles it is throwing at me, all the unknowns, the good and bad and the lessons learned along the way!
I mean, how boring would life be if we always knew what the next step was, right?!