Gosh, I love my man!
While the kitchen was full...because I was making soup, he put the flowers in the bathroom sink... to stay fresh...until I had a minute to put them in vases!
Yesterday was day 1 of #fireandwater
, our 8-month, one on one, meditation teacher training.
These 2 legends and myself kicked off with a walkabout, 10 km round walk to a sacred site where we had a fire ceremony and I offered an initiation to the path. It was freaking epic, so much fun. I feel so deeply honoured and blessed to be walking this path and guiding such amazing, curious and dedicated humans through both the Aussie terrain and the vast inner terrain.
Memorise their faces, they both are going to do extraordinary things in the world (well to be honest, they already are.) love you legends @crookywooky @jonnym1ller
let's get it, turtle style 😂 😂
I used to base my self worth off of what others thought of me.
Would they think I was skinny enough, pretty enough, popular enough, or smart enough?
I was in toxic relationships. I struggled with my weight all through my teen years. I graduated HS with a C average. I failed out of community college and I got a DUI at the age 19.
I’ve learned A LOT about life the hard way.
You know why I think I went through most of those things... Because I USED TO BASE MY SELF WORTH OFF OF WHAT OTHERS THOUGHT OF ME.
I was never living for me.
Today I’m a completely different person. I know the value I bring to the table and I don’t want to be apart of anything that doesn’t feel authentic to the true me.
Do you find yourself doubting your worthiness? Take a second to evaluate. Are you trying to impress others or yourself?
Picking up and heading to the beach. ⠀
Not worried about a phone call out of work, time off, or losing out on some pay when family comes into town. ⠀
No missed opportunities.⠀
No missed memories. ⠀
Just sunshine, family, fun, and the ability to do the work anytime, from anywhere...on my clock. ✌🏼😘
Guess what!? If you say you can't, you won't 🚫 Are you making yourself excuses that are getting in the way of what you are capable of? 🧐 Think about it! Don't let YOU stand in the way of YOU 💕💪 Go for it, girl! 🌠
Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it’s mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful. - LR Knost ...
Where are you right now? Mundane? Awful? Seems like every moment goes faster and faster these days. Doesn’t it? I had to laugh today as I rushed through all the things - the grocery store, taking care of a sick kid, laundry, dishes, you know the drill, and it comes down to my watch telling me to stop and breathe a minute. I’m in between awful and ordinary right now, but I’ve seen enough awful in my lifetime and I’m ready to move on. And that’s the great thing...the next thing is coming and it’s going to be amazing. ...
God promises He’s working all things for good friend. Remember that and to breathe in #alltheamazing
this life holds.
#beinginthemoment #lifebydesign #livethelittlethings
via @SmarthashApp #ylessentialoils #amazinglife
via @SmarthashApp #exhale
via @SmarthashApp #soulawakening #soulwisdom #soultherapy
Don’t ever give up! No matter what! 💯
You guys 😭😭😭😭 I was just gifted this beautiful Kate Spade bag for my AREA MANAGER PROMOTION 💕💕💕 so so so in love with this company and MY TEAM and just everything this business has done for me. Thank you @arbonne
for letting me dream again. AND just qualified for the Arizona retreat WHATTTTT ❤️ @lindsayhill_fs
thank you!!! #LifeByDesign #RoadToRVP
I talk about a lot of things.. but lately it's been more outward and I feel like sharing some things about myself that aren't as obvious.
I like ripped jeans and punk rock from the early 2000s. I like bad poems and I accidentally dip paintbrushes in my tea. I love driving at night, my belongings are chaotic just like my mind, and I have a guitar that I can play but don't because I wish I could sing with it. I have way too many journals that are half full and I go through pens like no other. I used to want to write a novel but now if I wrote something it would probably be a self-help book with a little too much tough love. I am the most alive in the woods or in the ocean. I believe now that people can fall out of love. I'm the most awkward person ever but I will gladly bear hug anyone. I only wear shoes when I have to. I change my mind a lot, like way too much, but not about the people I care for. Sad songs don't make me sad anymore. I am unashamedly a cat lady. I want to go new places and not stay in one too long. Picking flowers is literally my favorite thing to do in the world. Ugly yellow makes me happy. The Little Prince is my soul in a book. I really appreciate phone calls but I'm not good at initiating them. Sunshine is my medicine but the rain understands. I want to know how you feel when the sky is every color. I want to know why your heart still hurts for them after all these years. I believe friends should say I love you. I want so much and so little- I just want to live well & feel each moment to its extreme. ✨
#authenticheart #liveauthentic #unapologeticallyme #blessedandhighlyfavored #liveyourtruth #worthyoflove #wanderfolk #illustratedfaith #thatsdarling #gratefullheart #joyfulliving #lifebydesign #boholifestyle #littlebitrocknroll #chasingjoy #womenoffaith #intentionalliving
"Stop rushing and overthink for a moment
Working on ourselves is a process. And I am a firm believer that the more you know, the more you can be encouraged to make the right choices...
Did you know that fat is an ORGAN and it works in our ENDOCRINE system?? Yup, just like your pancreas or pituitary gland it affects your hormones and COMMUNICATES with the rest of your body! ➕
It doesn’t just store calories! Where that fat is stored dictates what kind of fat it is, and therefore how it effects your endocrine system. There are several different ways this happens, but this Medical Minute breakdown is all visceral fat! This is the fat that is stored around your organs, under your abdominal muscles. 👎🏼
This is the worst fat, because it secretes toxins ☠️ that increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more. ➕
Now you CAN help your body to not store it in your abdomen, and that is what I share with you coming up!! 🙌
After that, would you like to hear about:
A) How fat sends you signals?
B) How to make the most of a workout in a short time?
C) What key ingredient was added to the American diet that clearly leads obesity trends?
#drlaurenaprn #healthylifestyle #obesitysurvivor #nursingstudent #doctor #femaledoctor #doctorsofinstagram #nursepractitioner #nurselife #nursesofInstagram #bestlife #lifebydesign #soulssister #rise #fitness
Dr. Monika is now rocking PINK & PLATINUM hair 💇🏼♀️ .
I’ve actually wanted pink hair for over a decade but was never bold enough to pull the trigger. Till last night! I’m finally in a place where I feel confident to be myself, without factoring in what everyone and their mother thinks. Besides, your mom would probably think I look pretty badass 😉
So much of my client coaching is about shedding all the “shoulds” people & society pile onto us. Doctors should be professional. Pink isn’t business casual, etc. You have two choices: let that 💩 weigh you down or use it as fertilizer so you can blossom 🌺 I hope you choose the latter!
Did you know today, I was supposed to become Mrs Molly Russell? 💜
Today was the day Scott and I originally planned our wedding date for when we got engaged last year...but we decided to hold off, NOT because we don't want to get married (there is nothing we want more 💗) but because we wanted to get a better handle on my POTS, to ensure that I could ENJOY our wedding day and the days leading up to it (as well as a honeymoon). We were scared of the what if's surrounding my random fainting. We were nervous that I'd be in the middle of a flare time during our wedding and wouldn't be able to walk down the isle or dance at a reception. We wanted to make sure everything was how we dreamed of it being, because WE are everything we ever dreamed of having. We both deserve the day we get married to be the happiest day ever. 💙
But Instead of getting married today, we are storm prepping by grocery shopping, stacking the cord of wood we had outside, and getting blankets made while we are hunkered down for our amazing customer's. A year ago, stacking wood and grocery shopping was a huge task...and honestly, not possible most of the time because my body couldn't be upright long enough. Creating for others also wasn't possible, because I pretty much had to work from bed most days. But today, I did all of it, and with this man by my side. And so for us, that's a huge win! Because our goal this past year was to get me feeling better and back to being able to LIVE again. To learn more about pots, find the right medicine, and tackle as much of it holistically as we could. Goal: achieved 🎉💙 Its not a wedding, and we still arent sure on a date... But one thing I DO know for sure is - I feel confident, now more then ever, that he is exactly who God put on this Earth for me, and there is NOTHING we can't tackle together in this life. My illness, like many other road bumps we've encountered, has only strengthened us. ...
Happy original wedding date, babe. I may not have become your wife today, but i feel pretty darn lucky regardless. ❤️ And becoming Mrs Molly Russell is going to be absolutely amazing when it DOES happen. Plus, you're gonna look SO HOT in a suit. Roar!
❤Our story cont from 1/12❤
By now the local news were camped out living in my home. I had taken it upon myself to blow up anyone who would listen that my husband was in a third world country trying to find our children. I thought the best thing I could do from the home front was to make sure EVERYONE knew where he was and what he was doing. The chances of a kidnapping or worse seemed smaller the more people I told about our story. The congressman's aide had been working with the embassy in Haiti and already had a plan in place for Brett when he landed. The whole mission went surprisingly smooth from the time Brett landed in Haiti to the time he arrived at the embassy in Haiti on the morning of the 19th. Once again Brett phoned telling me the grounds were completely covered with people and asked what were his directions. The congressman's aide called the connection she had in the embassy and described Brett. The women immediately went out and waved Brett and our children into the building. Once Brett and the children were safely inside the embassy, I was able to breathe for the first time in days. And then it was radio silence for about 13 hours.
Affirmations while I work + my little fur baby makes for an amazing Friday! Honestly.. it felt good to work and grind all day - working my biz in my jammies, drinking detox tea, reading one of my fave books, journaling, and connecting with some amazing people.
I’ve always felt called to serve, although I’ll admit, I really didn’t know how the heck that was going to happen! Enter Arbonne. A journey that started off as me just wanting to get healthy has now transformed into a lifestyle that I’m so in love with. Each day I wake up grateful, each day I wake up supported, each day I wake up with a purpose that is bigger than myself.
Some people look at this whole “Ar-bone” thing in a different light - some think it’s a scheme, some believe no normal person can be successful, some believe that the intentions of who is sharing this with you are less than selfless (one of my least favorite assumptions), and some just believe “well this isn’t really my thing.. it isn’t for me”. And to those people I ask you this.. What made you believe that you are supposed to be dreaming so small? Who did you the disservice? Why would living abundantly not be for you?
If you’re still reading this, thank you. I hope it means you’re still here because you have an open mind & heart for what this could be for you. Can I let you in on a secret? It’s for everyone. We all have the same beautiful opportunity. It’s our choice what we do with it.
I’m so happy/excited/surprised to say that, less than a month in, I’m a brand new District Manager with @arbonne
!!! That means I promoted to the first of only FOUR levels of the company— which also means an 8% pay raise, gifts, + more bonus opportunities!
If you’re the least bit interested in what I do or how this all works, send me a message!! Don’t really know what Arbonne is? Yeah I didn’t either until a few months ago... Literally had no clue. But let me tell ya— this company is changing SO. MANY. LIVES. and there’s no reason yours shouldn’t be one of them!! They say if you can make it to DM, you can go to the top... who’s comin?! 🤪 #watchusorjoinus #whynotyou
The only respectable thing to do with weather like today's is make Country Potatoe Soup...with crumbled bacon. #magnoliatable
I’d look good in this?
My Dubai game
I dig these family snuggles, even if half this crew is sick!
These three beautiful humans are my WHY and I am unbelievably grateful for each of them! 💕😍
The day every mother dreams of... when the kids make their own lunch! 🤣 gluten free bread is expensive, but if it means they’ll make their own food I’ll let them have sandwiches all the time! 😂 any other mamas know the feeling??
I lead a very simple life and lately, I've been feeling a little "unlucky" AND boring/predictable. So yesterday I started a list of cool experiences I had that came out of freakin NOWHERE...
At 20 years old, I was approached by Elite Model Management while waiting in line for a concert at a local high school gym.
At 21, I received a free trip to Paris because someone at my church had a bunch of extra airline miles and wanted to share them.
At 23, I was approached by a CBS exec while working a shift at an ordinary coffee stand. He needed directions and we started chatting. I ended up in a film-making program that summer in LaLaLand.
At 27, a year after my entire team got laid off at a former job, I was given a FREE college degree because someone on that team took it upon themselves to fight/appeal/go to court for Trade Act benefits. (that's when I got into accounting)
At 28, I had lunch with Dave Chapelle while on a work break... he happened to be staying at the hotel next to the little clothing boutique I was working for at the time. We ran into each other at the hotel restaurant... I merely went there to get my usual plate of French fries.
At 29, I received a random call from my dad telling me that through his work, I was getting a brand new car. I still drive it.
There's more I could share... and that's the point.
I had to remind myself that unexpected, good things DO happen - even when we're not looking for them. Even when it seems nothing will change. I've been humbled again and again with AWE-some gifts.😇
This fuzzy snap shot of me was taken on a very blessed day.
I'm going to bet though.... We have ALL been blessed, multiple times. I'm not alone. I'm not special either.
We've all experienced something ordinary and unprovoked turn into something extraordinary.
I realized how cathartic it was to take the time to try to remember.
I'm really hoping you'll share with me a cool experience or unexpected surprise that YOU received! I'd love to know.❤️ Writing it out is therapeutic ...especially if you can relate to the feelings I was having.☺️
Aloha from beautiful Ko’olina-Hawaii. What’s your plan for 2019? What are your goals for January? What are you doing today to achieve your goals? Having clarity in your life, designing a plan, and staying focus will help you execute and achieve to levels never imagined. The High Performance Planner by Brendon Burchard is what you need. I’ve been following him and his podcast for a few months now and you should too, if you want to learn what it takes to become a high performer. This year I wanted to make a difference, I decided to have the best year of my life. I work in sales and as you know, it’s a challenging career. January has been my time to set my foundation for the rest of the year. I started to be more conscious of my performance and my results. Obviously, we want to do better than before. However, most of us don’t know how! Well, we all need guidance and follow someone who has done it before or someone who is willing to show us how. I started to read High Performance Habits, a book that was a gift from my boss. Immediately I was hooked for everything I read made sense. Today, My total sales revenue so far for January is almost $200k which will potentially yield a commision of about $20k. However, the month is not done just yet. Stay focused my friends to get the results you want to accomplish. #2019goals #stayfocused #lifebydesign #planyourfuture #onedayatatime #staypositive #lifeisbeautiful #achieveyourgoals #topproducer #highperformancehabits #brendonburchard #coach #hpxlife #highperformanceliving
The type of food I get to eat on the 30 Days to Healthy Living Program 🙌🏽 Homemade, gluten-free and diary free #proteinpancakes
for breakie🥞🤤 #getinmybelly
If I’m being honest 🍷🦕 •
There’s really nothing better than sitting down with a glass of your favourite wine + binge watching your favourite show! •
These are my plans tonight 🍷☺️
Anyone else ?
Brownies are my weakness. Finding this #30daychallenge
approved recipe was basically God sent. 🙌🏻 You seriously cannot even taste a difference!
1 avocado, 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of creamy almond butter, 1/3 cup of honey, 1/2 tsp of baking soda, and 4 scoops of Arbonne protein (I used 2 scoops of chocolate & 2 scoops marble cake) in a food processor and blend . Put in an 8x8 baking dish and bake for 15-18 min on 350! They are g o o d.
It’s funny how some people will look at this picture and roll their eyes and think “oh look, another selfie.” When really, people should be looking at this and saying “Damn girl, good for you.”
We’re taught to take care of our bodies, but not to be brave enough or love ourselves enough to snap a pic and share how proud we are of our hard work and dedication?! .
Nah. There is a HUGE difference between loving yourself vs. thinking you’re better than others. And this mama...well I’m gonna keep selfie-ing away loud and proud...no matter what stage I’m at in life. .
Love yourself, always. All ways. .
What an honor it was to speak in Tampa on leadership, personal development, and home-based business.
Tampa was always a lifeline for @iamsarahcox
and me when we got started in our profession.
I’m excited for all the new leaders popping up in this market.
Take your business to the UPside. Contact us today or visit us at the link in our bio for more info!
The first of my new obsession 🎩
I’ve been searching high and low for an electrolyte supplement that not only tastes good but does the damn thing. I’ve tried almost all of them and @nuunhydration
is CLUTCH. also bonus points for being a seattle-based company.
i’ve also moved on to their immunity line to keep myself even healthier this winter. so far, so good.
New blog on keeping keto dirty later today of the importance of electrolytes. if you haven’t peeped the new site yet, check out the link in bio. 💜 #teambox
It’s our last day of being up north and we head back home to LA tomorrow. Can’t wait to see my doggie boys and sleep in my own bed!! But I can’t help but feel grateful for the time we had this week on the road all over Central & Northern California 🛣 To say the least it was one if the most RELAXING vacations we’ve ever taken! Since they were all places we were familiar with we weren’t like our usual traveling selves - adventuring out every day, eating at new restaurants for every meal & finding a million new things to do. We did the opposite & just took our time to not rush anywhere, sleep in, stay in & dine in!
Gabe requested this week off almost a whole year ago! That’s just how vacation requests work with his company. Lucky for him I am now my own boss so no vacation requests were needed on my end 😉 I am still at a beginner stage & learning all the tricks of being an entrepreneur so I made sure to give myself at least a quality hour of work as a coach daily - get my workout in, read some personal development, check in with my challengers in my test group, attended team calls, and invite more women to crush their goals with me! And it never felt inconvenient or in the way of doing the things we did wanted to do while we were out & about all week! And over the last couple of years I’ve learned that it’s so important to me to be in control of my time, have that freedom & create my own value during that time 🌿
Is TIME FREEDOM important to you? Are you someone who wants to be able to travel freely? Stay home freely? Just be able to completely design your day according to how you want? Then let’s chat, girlfriend! 💁🏻♀️ I’ll teach ya how to use the same tools I’ve been using for the last 3 years to get in my best shape - mind, body & soul ✨ - and how you can be a leader to help more women do the same! Click the “I want to be a coach!” link in my bio, fill out the form & I’ll email you back within the next 24 hours 😘 My goal is to help as many women as possible to live the lives they love the most, whatever that may look like! We’ll design it so it best fits for you 🥰 TTYS 💓 #LoveLifeTribe
Yes or Yes!?? 🙋♀️😂 A fitness goal is at least 70%-80% nutrition!! Abs are built in the gym, but SEEN from what you choose to feed yourself!
Another great question coming in from one of our Challengers! 👇 .
❓"Why are peanuts and peanut butter on the "Avoid List?"❓ .
📌 "If you can find an organic, non-GMO and sugar free peanut butter, that is OK, in moderation. However, we would recommend coconut butter, almond butter, and pecan, walnut, or cashew butter over peanut butter, as peanuts can have a high-inflammatory response." .
What question do you have for our team!? Please drop your questions below, we are here for your success! 👊