Yes. We live abroad but that doesn’t make our life an adventure. We wake up and the kids and Husband go to school. I take my thyroid medicine and I work from the house. And then the kids come home and we do homework at the kitchen table and I get frustrated at some homework and then they wash their hands and we eat and they take baths and go to bed and Husband and I wash dishes and pack lunches and walk the dogs. Doesn’t sound very adventurous, right?
But here’s the thing...
Our regular life is an adventure because of how we’ve chosen to look at it, because of how we’ve chosen to go about it. We choose everyday to perceive our life in a light that shines for us. It may not shine in this way for everyone but it does for us and the trick is to find the kind of life that shines for you.
Find where the light fills you and sets you on fire and use it to light up your adventure. #whatsetsyoursoulonfire #perceptioniseverything #findyouradventure #liveyouradventure #personallegend
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Cayman Islands— Diving all day sounds amazing on this work-heavy Tuesday
Is “Tears of Joy Tuesday” a thing? No? Well it is now ❤️
From Liz and Corbin’s heartfelt ceremony. More of these two on my Facebook business page.
a classic and my favorite chocolate chip cookies
Cupcakes are muffins that believed in being their best self 🍒
27 degrees last week. Sweater weather this week #ohcanada
Bossy britches over here... 💁🏼♂️
“These pants are all that fit me anymore” 😂 there has never been a more accurate statement for me! We’re heading into week 36 and finalizing all things baby. Nursery is done, clothes are washed, gadgets purchased, and blog post written on all the must have baby items this time around! So head to the blog to read, link in bio #ontheblog
My sweet babies... ilysm. 🖤
I’m on a roll with posting blog posts since relaunching my site! I’ve got so many ideas that I’m just writing them all down and posting - hopefully I won’t run out by next month 🙈
In the mean time, check out my latest post on tips for preparing to travel on emma-picks.co.uk ✈️
In late September I spent two weeks with an amazing family in Marche, Italy, helping with the restoration of their stone farmhouse and learning about self-sufficiency, permaculture farming and enjoying the simple, but nonetheless glorious, things in life. We dined on vegetables straight from the garden, cheese from the neighbours farm and bread made from home-grown and -ground wheat. In the afternoons we explored the local forests, took trips to the nearby beaches and occasionally cycled to a neighbouring hilltop town for pizza and sparkling wine. It really was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and really opened my eyes to a different way of living, proving to me that there is an alternative narrative to living a fulfilled, healthy and HAPPY life, instead of working your precious 20s, 30s and 40s away at desk job you hate until you’re a fossil #thehappylife #workaway
The trick? There is no trick! There’s just a decision to put your life and your health FIRST! I never said it would be easy, but I can promise you it’ll be WORTH IT!
The road less traveled is often the one that makes you grow the most. Just cuz everyone else is working themselves into the ground with x y z on their plate doesn’t mean you have to overload yourself too. ✨ just saying 🤗
This is a shot from my first 10 mile run this weekend. Pretty proud of myself but now I’m exhausted from overworking myself, both on experiment side and fitness side, lol. This weekend can’t come soon enough.
missin’ the beach, the sunshine, and my seesterrr✨
Big news! Stephanie and Jonathan are nominated for @junebugweddings
Choice Awards for Best Wedding 2018! Check out the IG story for more photos from this boho Palm Springs intimate wedding. Link in bio to cast your vote!
Do you wanna ride bikes with me? 🚲 | #Istanbul
B L U E - Bright old day on the south coast 👌
B L I S S - It's days like today that are made for sitting outside with a glass of wine and a good book 👌
That’s one cute witch. Testing out the costumes @homebargains
. This one has been asking about trick or treating for months. 🧙♀️🎃👻
Spotlights make homes feel so cosy on dark autumn evenings, don't they?
✨Prov. 2:1-5 niv✨
“ My son, if you ACCEPT my WORDS and STORE UP my COMMANDS within you,
TURNING YOUR EAR to WISDOM
and APPLYING YOUR HEART to UNDERSTANDING- indeed, if you CALL OUT for INSIGHT and CRY ALOUD for UNDERSTANDING and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will UNDERSTAND the fear of the LORD and find the KNOWLEDGE of GOD”.
I noticed this little whimsical sign that surprisingly injected me with exactly what I needed at that very moment; HIS peaceful reassurance.
For I had just woken up that day rushing, grumpy and tired (I just felt irritated without reason). I don’t know why I felt annoyed for we were on yet another blessed “MUCH NEEDED” road trip.
Please note: Wherever you are, if you can, take a minute and be STILL. Be AWARE, that HE may use any form to SPEAK to us. BIG or SMALL-a person, place or thing (ok I know, that was a noun 😊).
Remember, whatever HE uses to WARN, COMFORT, TEACH or DISCIPLINE us is all apart of HIS unfathomable GRACE, MERCY and divine BLESSINGS.
Let’s LISTEN and RECEIVE it in JESUS’ name. :)
Bless you ♥️
Like 98% sure I lived here in another life
More Sensuality Please 💋🌔🍷💃🏻❤️
It’s easy to hear the word
sensual and think of pleasure. The mind might quickly slip into a vision of an amazing love making session... which is kind of the point. It the ultimate in self-care.
That whole body experience intersecting with all of the senses.
... It’s the sensuality that we CAN cultivate in ANYTHING we do ...that can also add those life enhancing endorphins.
I find pleasure in NATURE. A walk in the woods, fresh air on a rugged path allows my body to feel that creative jolt of inspiration....that’s sensual, & heavenly to me.
.... climbing into our car and having an ADVENTURE to some misterios, unknown place, with my guy. Eating lunch in an exotic location tasting foods and wines I’ve never tasted before. Pure sensual joy.
I find when women are more in TOUCH with their sensuality they’re more likely to feel confident, less self-judgmental, less shameful and more in touch with how to express themselves.
SO my friends... Nurture & Embrace your sensual side. Find joyous, ways to practice and explore it... and Warning: Be careful not to always GIVE IT AWAY 😮👠to another.
Because ....It’s good for YOU... your immune system, helps with depression, its an outlet for stress, & even helping to ward off obesity... Anding fuel to the science discussion that :
Having a sensual life... MIGHT even save your life!!!! __________ At the very least...
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” Oscar Wilde the picture of Dorian Gray
Happy Tuesday 💋💋😆😊 What about you... where do you find simple pleasures that light up your soul?
5 months yesterday and this girl is a talker. She yells all the time and I truly believe she is telling me what to do 😂 Her favorite things are her binky (which I had to pry out of her hands for this photo), following Linc around, and bedtime songs. She is such a ray of sunshine and I am so lucky to be able to call her mine🌞🌸 My little wildflower
Wearing smiles definitely helps put that smile on your face.
Many of you know that I use @jengotch
’s emotional reading system as a way to keep track of my moods (see stories if unsure what I’m talking about), and the last few days they have fluctuated partly to do with stress. I don’t handle stress well at all and my anxiety manifests in the inability to be patient and it angers me. Yesterday was the first day I got home at 5 since being back to Boston and I was able to be productive all day professionally and creatively, so I am hoping for a repeat today. Right now, it feels like a 7.0 kind of day. What is your hope today? #itsgldn @shopbando
Some serious interiors inspo at this hotel...Can I redecorate the entire house, now?!
Strike a pose 👀 Currently have an AWFUL back pain so taking today to do some work at home ✨
My hometown is a little town on the South coast of Kent called Ramsgate, I love living on the coast and feel really lucky to have grown up here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I love how I can take my work to the beach when and how often I want! I plug in my headphones, listen to my favourite Spotify playlists for my 30 minute healthy walk to the seafront, I tend to head to the Weatherspoons as it’s right on the beach and has this huge veranda with a view of the sea and the beach one side and a view of the town the otherside…. Awesome! (free refillable latte’s is just a bonus) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But on those days when I feel I need a break from my home office and the need to get outside, I find it so peaceful and relaxing, just me and my notebook and that, is where all my awesome ideas happen! When I switch off from Social Media, my laptop and other distractions, which is another reason why I love paper products/stationery and why I do what do, I find it easier to plan out the crap that flows around my head on paper, much more effectively than when I am in front of my laptop for several hours! UUUGH⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tell me where is your favourite place to escape too? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#yourbestlife #feelgoodphoto #thehappylife #staypositive #mindsetiskey #highvibelife #livethelifeyouwant #feelgoodvibes #risingtidesociety #goodvibestribe #hometownlove #freedom #fempreneur #girlbosslife #memyselfandi #plannerlife #myownboss #fabauraaffirmations #beachesofinstagram
#societygal #beachescape #mindsetiseverything #mindsetshift #mindsetiskey #bossladiesmindset #dreamlife #dreamstoreality #chasedreams #findyourpurpose #yourbestlife
New set of minis we've been working on. Ready to be framed.
Any faves? 💙
If I asked you to start listing things that you love how long would it take for you to list yourself 🧡 #selflove
Life is brewtiful with a glass of beer 💚Bottom's up with the NEW Serpa Beer glasses, now available at www.vidro.com.ph 🍻#VidroEveryday
Zucchini Cinnamon Muffins! ❤️ gluten free
❤️ grain free
You know how they have signs at job sites that say, "x number of days since our last accident"? I'm thinking of putting up a sign at my house that says, "x number of days since I last cried". Current status: zero days.
Naughty or nice?
Maybe a little of both 😉
He is ALL boy! He loves getting dirty, trucks trucks and more trucks(anything with wheels really!) and he especially likes water! I wish he could stay this little forever, but I’m excited to watch what he becomes when he gets older 💚