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Grandeur

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⛰ Grandeur = splendor & impressiveness. 
When we are influenced by grandeur it permeates our thoughts and the things we choose to see. 👓 
Wearing @glyder & choosing to be woman living with a go and do it spirit 

Hope

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Doing my best to E..X..T..E..N..D....... these last days of summer. I adore it. I adore seeing my kids faces more, hanging with them and less on the schedule!! But...... I am totally looking forward to working on some things I have been up to lately! - 
To me it’s interesting how many challenges can be right in front of our face but at the same time to be excited about all the good. HOPE is a forever need in our lives. Do any and all things you need to to continue to renew hope in your life all.the.time! It’s what gets us through the challenges and helps us to create new. Looking forward to the next phase with tons of hope!

Wearing @glyderapparel 🙌🏼

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Not My Favorite: Utkatasana

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Chair is never a pose I do on my own accord. It’s just not my favorite, it never has been. Weird huh? Like of all the poses in yoga? 🧘🏻‍♀️ Here’s a secret though. One day my yoga teacher @lilmisslisajean taught me, that the pose you resist most is the one you need most. 🤣 Of course it is, right?


But you know, since that day I do this pose differently. Instead of resisting, I accept and it makes all the difference. I think I will forever “need” utkatasana!

Positive Vibes

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💫Surrounding ourselves with positive messages and vibes is absolutely necessary to keep our thoughts and 🧠 in a good place. 


I love how @glyderapparel encourages women to live life without limits and to discard the words “I can’t” from our vocabulary. I love their message to empower women. I am thrilled to be a #GlyderGirl 🙌🏼

Gratitude

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my friend malea

Pick the 5 MOST beautiful things in the last 24 hrs - doing this practice TRICKS your brain. 🧠 It turns it upside down! I swear it is worth picturing those things in your brain right now. I know it’s gonna take some thought - but give it a try.

Forcing yourself to look 👀 in the past for beautiful things shifts the way the RIGHT NOW looks too. .
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When we look at the past with gratitude we keep those lenses on our eyes 👀! Anyone ever heard of rose colored glasses? This is like putting on gratitude colored glasses. When you look for the beautiful things you can’t help continuing to see them!
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👇🏼Tell me at least one of the beautiful things you have seen in the last 24 hrs... one of God’s creations, an action, maybe it was a tiny miracle or maybe it’s more simple than that! .
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Mine is observing the challenge that my youngest received in church to do something good for his family - so my youngest has been making his brother’s bed and leaving him notes and scavenger hunts. It’s crazy adorable and it’s for sure been an energy shift for those two brothers and it also ALLOWED me to witness something beautiful. .
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Hoping this tiny practice opens you heart ♥️ and in the words of my youngest to his older brother, “have a fantabulous day!”

I am REAL

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my friend malea

🌺 I am not perfect, I am real. 🌺 I hope you tell yourself that when that ugly little voice pops in your head showing up just long enough to get you down. 


I think its interesting that you might be the person who either:

🔹looks at a photo like this and declares, “Becky, look at her butt!” 🤔 Thinking, how does she dare post a photo like that of herself on the internet!!!

OR

🔹looks at a photo like this and thinks what the heck is she talking self love for, she’s perfect! She has no idea!

What's interesting is that no matter where you are at physically, you can always find someone in better or worse condition than you. This is the part I am talking about. Wherever you are on that spectrum be kind to yourself. Loving yourself is the first step toward being healthy. Recognize the ugly voice for what it is and what it makes you and CHOOSE TO LISTEN to the nice little voice that scatters flowers all over in your brain! I loved when I saw a quote a long time ago from @mamabear.fitness saying, “You are not fat, you have fat. You are not fingernails, you have fingernails. ” (It stayed with me!👏🏼)

👓Focus on standing in a place where you accept who you are, independent of what you have. Hoping to spread a little self ♥️ into your life.

Keep reaching!

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my friend malea

Never stop reaching my friends!  Recently a dear friend said some words to me that helped me through discouragement that seems to be pressing on me. ANYONE ELSE?  Woosh! Sometimes I feel like a target!  

AND - Get this real quick, she shared this with me because someone else shared this idea. For real people we live in a cool world. And seeing things like this help pull us out of the dark!

So here is the idea. That a seed, if it could feel might feel similar to me. Thrown into a dark pit and covered with weight and darkness. The seed tries to reach beyond itself, but still only finds dark. Then as if the dark and weight and lonely is not enough, some loving caregiver feeds it with what feels to the seed like a flood. A flood that knocks the air out of it for a time. Eventually, it dries out and the seed reaches more, and it cracks, almost breaking the seed. After it's new state the seed only finds more darkness and another flood and is still feeling the weight of the dirt placed upon it. It takes much effort for the seed to keep trying, to keep sprouting but when it finally breaks through to the sunlight it begins to multiply and quickly changes from just a seed in the dark, to a full grown plant. Green and glorious with the capacity to absorb so much light through its leaves and being stronger in its roots for all the time spent in the dark.

This was beautiful imagery for me.  I wanted to cry when my friend poetically spoke this analogy to me. It was what I needed that day to keep me going. So, my friends, today I share it with you, hoping that someone else, one of you needed that same imagery. KEEP REACHING TOWARD THE LIGHT. You will break through. You will see light. You will feel light and you will be stronger for all the reaching you do. 

Thank you @fight.like.girls for sharing and @jenjamin7 for re-sharing. You are never waisting your energy when you are sharing good. ♥️ 

Still Learning

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my friend malea

Still learning! Yoga is humbling. I love that it constantly brings me something more that I can learn. Little adjustments to make my practice better. Life is the same. Even if we have learned something before or are learning it for the first time - it is humbling. Embracing learning ♥️

Who is with me? Let’s keep seeing it as learning - it’s better than seeing it as struggling! Trying everyday! 


Most recently, I have loved the adjustment in yoga, wait for it... it’s simple! To hold my heels together while in upward dog. For all my yogi friends, be aware of it next time in practice. It’s feels so good! Thank you for the little adjustment @lilmisslisajean @behotyoga

Your State

Moving from the state you’re in is as easy as crossing state lines. You simply decide that is what you want to do and move forward. Changing from your current state to to another state is simple when it is seen as such. From Lisa @behotyoga 
Dang you guys!! I loved allowing this thought to roll around in my mind during savasana. It’s more simple than we make it. Lisa thanks for the mental shift! ♥️♥️

Breath = Easy