Couldn't give you a better way to release all of the things & smells like a pretty perfume 🌹
Battling the ‘Perfectionist Monster’ (at least that’s what I call it) isn’t easy. The Perfectionist Monster is that inner beast that demands us to always be hyper organized, healthy, good, productive, balanced, posed, laid back, etc etc. It unrealistically leaves no room for making mistakes. It scares and shames us into believing that we will break if we fuck up.
But we need to experience our mistakes and all the vulnerability that come with them in order to grow our resilience. Our systems aren’t fragile glass vases! They/we are complex, durable structures that gain strength and depth from challenges and disorder, including our own mistakes. We get better when we make it okay to be human.
Thank you @Soolooka
for the incredibly charming reframe *-* and @nassimtaleb
for the depth of insight.
🤦🏻♀️Here's a little #flashbackfriday
for you.I found these sketches of my middleschool bedroom in an old journal.
Yup....I haven't changed.
Thank God I was a well adjusted kid with friends though, right? #bornthisway #organizedsincebirth
Creating brings me clarity and calm. Yet it’s the last thing on my priorities. Today I post this to remind me to create something at least for a little time of peace. Let the chaos fall away with a #creativeoutlet #drabtofabcrafts
This is a test. This is most definitely a test. The universe said let’s put all of your hard work and learning to use when our travel arrangements exploded like a volcano today.
Our three hour delay on Vueling set in motion a series of events that has now left us stuck in Barcelona with no flight home. Had we known that we would have missed our Norwegian connection, of course we would have called to change flights. But we couldn’t call from 20,000 feet up to let them know. And since we didn’t book the flights on the same ticket, both airlines gave us a big 🖕🏻 We could have been upset, fired up and lashed out at the attendants or cried big tears that we had to book NEW tickets OUT OF POCKET. But we channeled everything we learned from this journey, breathed, and embraced the epic fuck up.
I don’t drink much anymore, but will “la vida loco” and celebrate this moment with these two forever. .
#ibiza2018 #fuvuelingairlines #okayuniverse #wegetit #calmthechaos #breatheunderstress #soulethos #thingscouldbeworse #wehaveagreatlife
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CALM CRUSADER #1
NAME: Calm Your Farm
SUPERPOWERS: Tamer of tempers + tantrums. Creator of calm.
CALM CRUSADER #2
NAME: Hello Sunshine
SUPERPOWERS: Slayer of storm clouds. Blazer of sunshine.
CALM CRUSADER #3
NAME: Peace Out
SUPERPOWERS: Nailer of nerves. Slayer of stress. Diminisher of doom. Warrior of worry.
CALM CRUSADER #4
NAME: Night Night Sleep Tight
SUPERPOWERS: Banisher of bedtime chaos.
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To ALL the mamas out there that feel a bit upside down & that works hard everyday to find joy in the chaos... HIGH FLIPPING 5 🖐
You ARE enough.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are in control of your thoughts & feelings.
You were chosen for a reason.
You are doing a GREAT job.
You are beautiful.
You are AWESOME!
And as my girl Rachel says,
“know this one great truth: you are in control of your own life. You get one and only one chance to live, and life is passing you by. Stop beating yourself up, and dang it, stop letting others do it too.” Love yourself... because You are Worth It! ❤️
You can’t pour from an empty cup. So take a look and see where you will fit in time for YOU!
Do more of what makes you happy.
Life is so much better when you sprinkle in stuff that makes you smile. We are so disconnected with ourselves that running on auto-pilot denies us the ability to be present, if just for a moment, to truly enjoy the little things.
What is something you can do today that makes you happy? Take a few extra minutes to really be in the moment and embrace the feeling that lights you up.
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May your dinner not be hurled at the floor.
May the bathroom not be flooded with water.
May bedtime not become a battlefield.
Mama you got this!
May the Calm be with you!
Mama, they chose you.
You are their guidepost, their compass, their lighthouse.
It’s not your job to steer the ship it’s your job to light the way.
Making my way back to Paris- Keep watching my stories for behind the scenes this week!
SAVE THE DATE!! Wednesday 17th October at 2pm UK time/ 9 am EST , Caroline Matthews and I will be talking all about STRENGTH,
Why us women lack in this department,
why its so important to have strength,
this is one of her 6 pillars in her programme so listen for details of that too as well as my take on strength, how I have overcome it.
It will take place here on my personal page! #calmthechaos #beyou #sanctuary #heartcentered #bestsellingauthor #bodysoulshift #sweettalk
She’s a little sass and a lot of badass 💫
Self: “repeat after me - I will Not give up on my promises to myself!”
So I was down for 3 whole weeks... so what?! What matters is that you continue to get back up. Today I’m WINNING! The Angela of 5 years ago would of given up completely. I would of thought that I failed at my goals so why bother it’s holiday time now so I might as well wait until January. Well, not THIS Angela! I’ve had to do the things daily to shift that mindset to “I WILL keep going!” So, I’m moving slower, lowered my weights, modified EVERYTHING😳 and stopped a few times BUT if I don’t get back up I’m only breaking my OWN promises and I don’t want to be that kind of human!
Did you get your 30 mins done on this fall crisp Monday?
What it Feels like to Drop Into Your Heart
Doing what you love and with whom you are doing it is a life worth living!
Over the past month, I have unknowingly embarked on this journey of passion. My soul was so much calling out to me and I had been so much in the pattern of laying road maps but not truly allowing the process of evolution to take place.
The funny thing about laying that road map this time was that I was detached to the outcome or the process. I decided to just make a checklist of cool stuff to do and just do it.
Check out the full article on LinkedIn see link in my bio #bodysoulshift #calmthechaos #bestsellingauthor #beyou #sanctuary #heartcentered
The fastest way to burnout is trying to do it all and be it all.
Get clear on what’s important.
Commit to ONLY those things.
Everything else is just a distraction.
I wonder how many things would take care of themselves if we lived our lives intentionally. Hmmm... what are your thoughts?
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Isn’t this life sometimes a struggle?
Well, but life was always meant to be simple.
We complicated it, not with our desires but with our greed.
We created chaos not by feeling something but by acting according to the the societal pressure.
We made things worse not by wanting to live with luxury but by attaching our happiness with it.
We got depression in our World not because we were sharing our happiness but we instead started showing off.
So, listen just slow down.
Break the barriers and do things that give you joy.
Do things that helps your soul be happy.
And do not simply think about people. We are just here on a temporary basis and it’s time we learn to choose ourselves first ✨
PS- Try going to the beach more often 🌸
Man, has this kid grown!
I came across these in my photo storage and just couldn't help but smile. I feel like it was just yesterday that Lucas was my little chunky monkey LOL. But I also see his mama's growth.
Even though there was a smile on my face back then it was just for show. Inside I was drowning in anxiety and depression. I figured I felt wanted and important if I said "yes" to everything everyone asked of me. Kept myself so busy and thought that I had to, to be a good mom and wife. All it did was result in resenting my husband, my kids and hating my myself.
You know its funny how things work out. I said Yes to trying something totally different and joined an online fitness/health group. Some women I didn't even know in there. But I can honestly say it saved my life! Drinking a shake I swore I tried that routine before and it didn't work but this time it stopped my low blood sugar attacks, gave me energy, I had focus again & didn't crave all the sweet & salty crap every afternoon. I got surrounded by other women struggling with the same things but encouraged me, loved me anyways & didn't give up on me. So ya, I had accountability & all the tools to reach my fitness goals, loosing 40 lbs & keeping it off for over 4 years. But the REAL changes were inside.
I can see that smile on the right and know that is true from my heart. Sometimes you need to remember where you came from to see all the progress you've made. I'm not perfect, I mess up everyday but I know that as long as I have God as my center & my Tribe and family on my side I can work every day to be who I was created to be!
This kid was such a surprise but I know exactly why God gave him to us. His laugh is contagious & his smile can warm your soul.
Let's SHARE those little smiles that light up our life! (even the furry ones) I'd love to see a pic of your little angel's too. Drop it below 👇👇👇
NAME: Calm Your Farm.
SUPERPOWER: Tamer of tempers + tantrums. Creator of calm.
WHEN TO USE:
⚡️You cut your toddlers toast into squares but they wanted triangles.
⚡️When the word NO sets off an epic supermarket floor meltdown.
⚡️When the mantra of the day is seek and destroy and no block tower, racetrack or puzzle is safe from destruction.
⚡️When hands and feet have become a lethal weapon.
⚡️When your child genuinely believes they are Superman and starts leaping off furniture and climbing the walls.
⚡️Post visit to grandparents where no food is off limits.
⚡️When backseat bickering is driving you round the bend.
⚡️Day 2 of the school holidays.
⚡️When toys are be hurled through the air at speeds that would rival a category 5 hurricane.
⚡️About 4:30pm. Pre-dinner. Enough said.
⚡️When the sass factor is of the Richter scale.
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