This beautiful place we call home. ❤
I have never been much of a city person.
Living in nature 🌴👌 That's my kinda place. 😍
And living on an island?
Well, my entire being celebrates. 🌞
The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart."
Over time, this definition has changed, and today, courage is more synonymous with being heroic. Heroics is important and we certainly need heroes, but I think we've lost touch with the idea that speaking honestly and openly about who we are, about what we're feeling, and about our experiences (good and bad) is the definition of courage.
Heroics is often about putting our life on the line. Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line. In today's world that's pretty extraordinary.
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That’s a wrap for workshops for a while. I’m so truly grateful every time I walk away from one of these events knowing I’ve been able to help and share my knowledge with people that need a little extra guidance or just getting them back on path to working on themselves and creating the life they desire
Thank you to everyone who has come along and I’m so grateful I get to do what I love 💕
Now it’s time for some self care and putting the feet up for the rest of the afternoon 😍
I loved applesauce when I was a little kid. Even then, my food choices and eating habits were unique. I would dip carrots into my applesauce – followed by ketchup and parmesan cheese. Yuck!
But back then it was my fave.
I still turn to applesauce anytime my digestion is off. Or, when I’m so hungry late at night I can’t fall asleep, and I don’t want to eat a meal that would sit in my stomach all night like a rock.
My solution? Spiced Applesauce.
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
1 cup organic applesauce, unsweetened
1 teaspoon ghee, optional
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger .
Stir everything together in your favorite bowl and enjoy. Or, warm the applesauce in a small saucepan over low heat, add the ghee and spices and enjoy.
Optional: Stir in one Tablespoon of your favorite protein powder (mine is from Mattole Valley Naturals) and turn this liver-supporting, immune-boosting, blood sugar balancing, digestive tonic into a heartier snack
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It's been a time of embracing the body I was born into. And it has been empowering to come to terms with the flaws I have, and yet not do a thing to change them.
The people I've met here in Nepal have seen me at my absolute worst, and it has not changed their opinion of me in the slightest.
I'm not perfect, there have been days that I look at myself in the mirror and want to immediately cover the parts that aren't the nicest. Days where I feel like the people around me are as disgusted in the pimples or the complexion or the greasy hair. That they are noticing the crooked nose or the eye that's slightly smaller than the other.
What I've come to realise though is that people are much more invested in the intense conversations, the moments you share together, the memories that will stay the same, even as your appearance changes.
We are so much harsher on ourselves than we would ever think to be to another person. It's time that we stopped the self hate. 🌻
Daily reminder for all those that need it 😊💕
•”Embrace being single. So what if you’re alone right now. Embrace it. Go get coffee alone. Shop alone. Drive alone. Watch movies alone. Get to know yourself. Nothing bad can come from riding whatever wave to self improvement you’re blessed with in the moment.” 🙏💕✨ -
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Happy Saturday night!!! #getyourfreakon
[Una vez intenté ser normal.
Fueron los peores dos minutos de mi vida.
¡Feliz noche de sábado! 🤪🎉
Just a reminder that if you...
✖️Have time to feel like crap
✖️Scroll through social media
🌟Have time to meditate/pray
🌟Create a list of goals
🌟Make a list of what you’re grateful for
If you have been following me for a while you know my struggle with my mama. Today was a very emotional and exhausting day but I’m pushing through. ⠀
Im the type of person who wants to fix everything and help everyone #hugeheart
This time I’m putting my faith in the man up stairs. I NEEED her to pull Her shit together, I’ve been really struggling lately and I really just need my mom. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE. I need my mom. ⠀
I went to see her today and seeing her like that I just cried... SO HARD. ⠀
I’m beyond thankful to have an amazing husband to support me even though he has no idea what this feels like. ⠀
Tomorrow is a new day, so for now.... I’m pushing play. I’m cuddling my babies and I will continue to share my feelings with my husband. I feel very alone, but I know I’m not. I’m thankful I chose to spend forever with such an amazing man. I don’t know how I would get through this without him.
Have you ever started something and wondered why the heck you thought you could do it and wanted to quit before you were even close to finishing?
That was this program for me.
5 years ago I started my fitness journey at 165lbs, mourning the loss of my mom, saying goodbye to Tim for his first deployment.
We were in a new state across the country from all friends and family, I was working in a job that made me feel less than every single day, and I hated who I saw in the mirror everyday.
I made a choice.
I chose me. I chose to fight. I chose to stop giving up. I chose to take my life back.
Today I finished the program I started 6 weeks ago that I immediately felt insane for thinking I could do at 15 weeks pregnant.
Today I weigh the same as I did when I started my fitness journey 5 years ago.
I struggled through this program the way I struggled that 8 weeks of my very first program...with the same trainer in my ear reminding me that I am the only person that can fight for ME. No one else can do this for me.
So every day I showed up, shared my struggles, celebrated my wins, and never gave in the the hundreds of excuses that ran through my mind.
If you’re thinking of starting something and think you can’t, if you’re hesitating to keep going through something you’re currently struggling through, or if you’re just unsure of how to change your life but don’t know how... GO! Start. Fight. It’s in you. I promise it is. You CAN do it. You just have to decide.
If there’s anything I Hope you find when you see my posts it’s the belief that YOU can do anything. I believe in you. I’m in your corner cheering you on every step of the way. And if you need help, I’d be honored to be a part of your journey. We start our next program Monday and I’d love for you to join! ❤️
And that’s a wrap on Transform :20! Can’t believe how fast that 6 weeks went and how much progress I made in my strength, endurance and mindset! This is definitely one of the best programs I’ve done!
✖️Food that looks pretty is so much more enjoyable to eat 🤩 and MAN is it so much HEALTHIER, too! 🌱
And GUESS WHAT!! It can be SIMPLE, too!! 🙊🥳
These salads you see here required barely any work from me!!
I got both salads from @traderjoes
- one was called a “super greens salad,” the other was a “kale + edamame” salad, BOTH pre-mixed, and BOTH big enough to split into two separate eating opportunities 👌🏼
Then I had one with chicken that was ALSO pre-cooked from Trader Joe’s, their grilled lemon chicken, which is so good!! And can also be split into two meals! And then the other has super easy panko crusted chicken that I made in the oven 😋
So YES, healthy IS delicious, IS easy, and IS affordable when you find the right places to shop and creative ((and pretty 😍)) ways to make your meals!! 🙌🏼
Who else has some simply, delicious and healthy finds you’d like to share!? I’m all about learning where I can find the best stuff!! 👇🏼😄
BOUNDARIES, SELF TRUST & LIKING YOURSELF.
Boundaries have always kind of been a moving target for me. I never saw a healthy display of boundaries growing up so it’s something I’ve had to learn as an adult. A part of reparenting myself as it were. 💓
What I’ve learned recently is that having boundaries, with others and with yourself is a huge part of knowing that you can trust yourself. When you say something, or want something, you can only learn to trust your own word if you enforce those things as non negotiables. 💓
Letting boundaries slide is such a slippery slope, and when you end up in a place you don’t want to be in, you end up feeling like the victim but also simultaneously feeling hatred towards yourself for not being able to protect yourself. 💓
Having firm boundaries establishes self trust and self trust leads to self worth. If we don’t feel safe with ourselves, how are we ever going to like ourselves? 💓
We can go for self love, but we also need to respect and like ourselves as well. And that comes with a bit of a firm hand. 💓
If you say you want to go to the gym, you better keep your word. If you say you don’t want to let X person treat you a certain way, put the boundaries in place to not let it happen. If you had a friend who let you down as often as you let yourself down, you wouldn’t be sticking around for too long. 💓
We don’t get the luxury of not spending every single second with ourselves (minus the numbing we try to do) so we can only choose to improve the relationship we have with ourselves. 💓
You’re stuck with you babe, make it work. Keep your word, be kind, be firm. 💓
💜“The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”
Recently I’ve been working with a boudoir photographer on her shoots. Sometimes I do hair and makeup, sometimes I assist with setup and attention to details, but no matter what I get to spend my day amping women up about how absolutely stunning they are and encouraging them to own that shit. And I can’t get enough.
What I didn’t expect to happen is how I would start to see things differently. Things that we often consider flaws, the sore spots of our bodies and skin and hair that we’re so self-conscious about. As I’m trying to convince other women of their beauty and the fact that loving our bodies regardless of anything we *think* is a flaw is such a powerful act—I find that I am better able to catch my own negative self-talk when it happens.
When these photos were taken, it was the most my natural hair had grown in in a while and it was the first time I found those “dreaded” greys. When I saw this picture I thought, •Ugh my five grey hairs...• But what a silly thought!
So, I’m making the conscious choice to move into 30 with the most self-love I’ve ever had. You can’t spend your days convincing other women of their unique beauty without loving your own first.
Much love, Me + my 5 grey hairs
Align first as the person you want to attract, then you will attract that kind of person. What you want, wants you. 😘 #saturdayvibes
🌟 For the woman who is reading this with the big heart and unsettled soul ..wondering if everything will work out for her... Keep showing up from a place of love
Be true to who you are and trust yourself to find the right path. 🌟
The grocery haul is complete. The meals are planned. The prep will come.
Slow Sunday mornings in Margs. 🌞🌿
now it's all eyes on me, and it all lies on me to say somethin' to your pretty ass. some hood shit, what you lookin' at?
Aesthetic: exercises & makes cocktails immediately afterwards 🤷🏻♀️
is to blame 🙈 They sent me a sample of their Ginger Beer & this beer-hating fool HAD to give it a try 🙋🏻♀️ So cocktail night it is 🙌🏻 Check out my stories for drink recipes 😜
The perfect way to end a night is with a relaxing bath.
Add one Lavender Lemon Drop to your bath to help you unwind after a tiring day....and leave your skin feel hydrated 🌿💧
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I can’t imagine what happens in the bathroom 😜🤭 #glitterbomb
🔶 Many times we're faced with the fact the we're the ones who determine our quality of life!
We need time to reflect on what fulfills us, develop a plan to create more of it, & follow-through to ensure that we get it!
An examined life is a life well lived! Double Tap if you agree!
I was feeling fabulous today so I decided to take some selfies and show off my smile...lol ⠀
Self-love isn’t always the easiest, but sometimes, it’s important to look at yourself in the mirror and just be thankful for one thing you really love about you. Me? You guessed it, I love my smile 😁. There was a time in my life when I hated my smile. I have an over-bite so my teeth are not completely straight. You can notice it more in person than in a picture but it was always an insecurity of mine. I did have braces when I was a teenager but the over-bite never really went away completely.⠀
It was something I finally came to terms with and now I love to smile all day long because I love myself just the way I am. Complete acceptance of yourself is key and that also includes accepting and loving your physical appearance. I don’t need to compare myself to someone in a magazine, I know my worth and I have so much more to offer than what you see in this picture. 🔥Bam!!... Yikes, I am on fire today.⠀
Can you tell me one (or two, or TEN) thing(s) you absolutely love about you?⠀
If I don’t make time to connect to my body and my sensuality, my role as a mother suffers. 🙁
I begin to resent it. 🙅🏽♀️
I want to run from it. 👣
It’s in those moments that I have deep empathy for the mothers in the world who are chronically exhausted and drained. ❤️
It’s in those moments that my embodied work as a sensual, expressive woman is tested the most. 🌹
And it’s in those moments that I have the most compassion for myself. 🌙
Because most of the time I don’t have hours and hours of leisure to dive into ritual and dance. Most of the time I don’t have hours and hours of leisure to explore my body and sensual heights. 💃🏾
Instead I have pockets of time, moments in between of being a mama that are mine. ✨
It’s in those moments that connecting to my body is NECESSARY. Otherwise everything is impacted. 🌀
So if you’re a mama (whether to a child, a passion, a project, etc) I know there aren’t hours and hours of time for you, love. I get it. But you always have pockets to time to tune in and breathe. You always have pockets of time to connect to life around you through your senses. You always have pockets of time to prioritize you. Because when you do, your entire life shines and everyone benefits. ❤️
Love will win! Take a moment and notice your body’s reaction to fear. Where you hold it? What happens in your body when you make choices from a place of fear? Do you feel like you’re winning? Now feel into your body from a place of love. How does that feel? How do choices made from a place of love feel? Does it feel like a win? It should! Let love win in every interaction you have with others and yourself. Let your exhale be longer than your inhale and release the fears the block the magic of love.
Something I've struggled with since about the age of 6 is some pretty dark depression and anxiety. It has taught me many lessons and I am always trying to #bebettereveryday
and help myself understand that I AM enough in this world. I may have had to experience the defeating demon of heroin addiction coupled with a lot tragedy in my life in order to #seethelight
.. but I am so grateful for it. I have stories to share that can heal and inspire people to hopefully find the same light within themselves 💜
Insta fam, I’d like you all to meet my new favorite top!!!😍😍😍 Clearly V into snake print right now and I ain’t even mad about it!✨ I just gave a little closer look at it in my stories too, so be sure to check that out! Happy Saturday! @shopreddress #rdbabe
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What do you find challenging in becoming more consistent? I think we often fail because we set goals that are too big, thinking that it has to be all or nothing.
But the secret that I've found to being consistent, is to set small goals daily because there is always something we could be working on.
Take a walk instead of driving, do 20 minutes of a workout instead of opt for not doing it at all, swap those tasty treats for something cleaner to satisfy your sweet tooth, drink more water, or be a little more patient.
If you miss a workout or had 1 to many treats during a weekend with friends or celebration.. don't beat yourself up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, focus on something that helps you to get closer to your goals. Do a little meal prep, create a meal plan for the next day or two.. Don't overwhelm yourself with EVERYTHING, just do something.
All results come from doing little things each day to create ever lasting habits. To create, consistency.
Think about what little actions you can take that can compound into some really great habits you can make in your life.
Start taking control and start feeling good about yourself. Because you are worth it.
There are obstacles that come w/ sharing this kind of information with others. Some people try to argue with facts bc of their emotional attachment to these chemicals we call food. Others assume that I have no clue what I'm talking about bc I'm not a doctor. Also, people see at how I look now & tell me that I can't begin to fathom how hard it is to transition to living a healthy lifestyle 😂
Lemme let y'all in on a lil secret, I used to be 300 lbs 😳 that's why I'm so passion about living a holistic lifestyle. I ain't new to this - I'm true to this!!! Begin a former D1 college football player, I've literally experienced a full body makeover in different aspects. I've worked with top nutritionist in sports medicine + I don't look this good for no reason 😍
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I can’t tell you how PROUD I am of myself for committing, climbing, and conquering the last 6 weeks!