Your challenges are your greatest teachers, the journey is yours to discover, and this story is yours to create.
I have realized on my journey that the visions I held as a child, my natural abilities, and the fears that I carried around with me for years were the puzzle pieces I needed to put together to take ownership over my own life.
I never wanted to take the road everyone else told me I was meant to follow, but yet didn't know I had the power to carve my own path, and create my own story using my past experiences as stepping stones for growth.
Once I realized this life was mine to live, and started taking ownership over my own thoughts and feelings, everything shifted, from the inside OUT.
This is discovery is not unique to me or my path, every single person has the power to live a life that lights them up from the inside out.
Stop listening to the chatter of the outside world and start listening to the encouraging and wise voice radiating from within.
Your life is your story, create one you are excited to tell. ❤
Heading into the weekend like...
It’s been a hectic week & I can’t tell you how happy I am it’s (finally) the weekend! This feels like the perfect weekend to get cozy, watch a movie & maybe order in some sushi. What are your weekend plans? xoxo
Each step forward in Lu’s life fills me both with excitement and with sadness: it’s THE BEST THING EVER watching her grow, but also starts to sting a little the less she depends on me. Our new adventure in growth? Food tasting!
As any well-researched mama knows, it’s best to breast/bottle feed until 6 months. At that point we start introducing food into baby’s diet, so that her nutrition and caloric needs are met by the combination of whole foods and milk. At 4 months though, you can begin “tasting” with baby. I was bonkers excited for this, because I LOVE food (you’d be crazy not to!), and it’s literally a nightmare I have to raise a fussy eater. This is your opportunity to start getting your babes used to the flavours and textures that they’ll encounter at the 6 month mark.
When you do tasting, stick to ONE food for three days straight. This way, baby really gives the food a shot and experiences the flavour. More importantly, it will allow you to identify any possible allergies!
Try giving baby the taste after her first nap if possible, when she is alert, well rested, and happy. The closer you are to the witching hour, the less successful you’ll likely be.
We are sticking to organic foods, just as I did with fruit and veggies in pregnancy! During this phase, we’ll just be cooking whatever single veggie she is experimenting with. When we start incorporating food into her diet though, she will just be eating whatever Shane and I eat (excluding hot wings🐔)!
Did you start tasting at 4 months? 6 months? Any tips or advice?
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Just your average Friday night 😁😁
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Did a little photo shoot today and can’t wait to see them all .. Mama is feeling fierce AF 🔥 lately... watch out 🌎 I’m coming for you
It's World Gratitude Day!
Carlos, Accountant of our Luis Amigó Sponsor Site, and a mother from our Totonicapán Sub-Site, Guatemala, during a community gathering. The mother, despite health issues, really wanted to say thank you to the site staff and those visiting from Canada for the work they do. She sang a traditional song and wore her best traditional clothes to do that. She had a beautiful voice! .
During these meetings each family circle, which is comprised of parents or guardians of sponsored children, introduces their members, their leaders, how they have worked together, shared their skills and knowledge, support each other, and how they used their funds for the betterment of their own family. They also said they feel extremely empowered having access to bank accounts now, for some of them it's the first time in their life. .
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Our current model praises the busyness of life. The busier we are the better we are. The hustle is valued more than the harmony. But the busyness is really a sign or symptom of something else....having NO boundaries.
When we don't have boundaries, we say yes to EVERYTHING and NO becomes a word a guilt and shame. When you are of the mindset that how busy you are determines how successful, popular, important, or whatever emotional attachment you have with that, you will NEVER say NO to things that are presented to you, even if they are draining. Your identity is driven by how many thing you say yes to, even if they don't fill your cup.
How does this resonate with you? Are you able to say NO to things? Does that word scare you? How do you set boundaries to protect your space and time? Share your tools below and I'll share mine in the comments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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OH MY GOD THIS IS A CRISIS HOW WILL I GET MY SOY NOW?!?!?! 😥😓
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This weekend. For however long you can manage, an hour or several, all day and all night, or just for a few moments, do what you want to do. Not because you "must" or because of what others will think of you. Just take the time to listen to what you actually want or like and do that instead.
You deserve that respect from yourself.
I’ve always believed this yet at the same time I am starkly aware of how challenging this can be for managers and organizational leaders. But as usual, Steve Jobs is right. Everyday I try to remember this lesson. I am not always right and I will never be...and guess what, it’s not about being right. It’s about creating a culture people wake up in the morning excited to be a part of because they are valued, #appreciated
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you are #God
sent and a #King
🤴🏿. You've taught me so much, spoke so much love ❤️, prosperity and #power
into my life. You raised me into the woman I am becoming in life and for you. You made me tougher and smarter. You #EMPOWERED
me and encourage me to believe in my goals and go for them. What I am is truly a reflection of your patience, love and the strength 💪🏾 you have to deal with my crazy a**. When they see me they see you, we stay in those trenches. #LOE #FOE
You listened 👂🏾 to #MamaCrews
and took her words to heart and you are living by them all thank you for giving me hope and a reason to keep going. You taught me to love myself unconditionally when the people and the world had no love for me. You accept me for me flaws & all. .
Your strength through your recovery which has been hard for a fighter like you is admirable and #inspire
. KEEP FIGHTING G-BABY !!! 🥊🙌🏾 I can't wait till you get back to the ring 👊🏾 and we will continue to keep pushing it to the limit #TeamDezurn
You're the best partner and most consistent person in my life. I respect you I love you like my husband, my dad, my son, my brother and I'm blessed to have you as my best friend. I'm flawed AF but I always have your back and support your goals. Thank you for being in my life.
I woke up feeling so good! This week I have been getting all my veggies, water, and enough sleep! I have tons of energy to keep up with my kiddos! Love this feeling!
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God gives you glimpses of His plan, not to tease you but to fuel you! To spark in you the drive, the discipline, and the determination to fulfill His ultimate purpose for your life... stop daydreaming, own it by living the way a higher calling demands of you to live! - Max Barroso #Jerusalem2020