This was the first time I had ever put together a vision board and I'm pretty happy with my progress this year to achieve or work towards achieving almost everything, I'll definitely make this a regular thing. How's your vision board achievements looking? #visionboard#goalachieved
I AM ENOUGH // 🍃
If three words could start a revolution, these three words, in their 9-character entirety, might just be it.
These words certainly incited my soul to revolt against the stubbornness of my ego, after decades of self-doubt, comparison, and self-loathing. A life limited by the experience of relentless worthlessness.
My lack of self-worth was something I developed at a very young age, and something I grew comfortable nurturing as I grew into a young woman. It was the cocoon in which I stayed safe; from at once the world, which had seen me abused, raped and disadvantaged, and my own beauty. It manifested in debilitating ways. I was crippled by chronic stress, generalised anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Lupus. The more I believed I wasn’t enough, the less I was willing to accept anything close to enough of what I really needed… Love. Compassion. Acceptance.
At the peak of my illness, I experienced a mini stroke and almost lost my life. Almost. I remember landing back into the light of consciousness as keenly as the most blinding sunrise you’ve ever witnessed. As I widened my eyes to a second chance I glanced the truth I had once known but since forgotten: that myself and my life ARE of value, that I have the RIGHT and RESPONSIBILITY to fight, and that I am, by all means and measures, ENOUGH.
The notion of my enoughness frenzied through my being like a tornado. Tumult and chaos ensued, flailing the debris of 26 years of victimhood around every valley and gulley of my inner landscape. Until finally, the storm settled. I could see beyond the fog of suffering through to the horizon of healing and feel within every cell that I was ENOUGH. Smart enough, beautiful enough in my own unique way, strong and resilient enough, enough, enough… Enough.
I’ve since stopped doubting and questioning my value at every chance. I’ve since learned to take every precious moment as an opportunity to ASSERT and APPRECIATE my WORTH.
To what do I owe this revolution? The three little words, in their 9-character entirety, that express the most essential truth of my existence… I. Am. Enough.
It's Thanksgiving Week!
I am giving thanks today for the beautiful souls around me I call my friends: deep, flowing, faith-filled, supportive, nurturing loving teachers from all walks of life.
One such amazing soul is my friend, Linda Curry (@lcurry917) of True Balance Wellness who prayerfully shared her reflections and practice about listening.
She writes: "If we are to be divinely guided in our lives, we must be listening. But how can we ensure we are truly listening?. . .
Being present and conscious of life is what life is.
Whatever happens from there is perfection, on-point, purposeful. Being fully present with each step, word, glance, and pen stroke is all that is asked of us..."
More Here: http://bit.ly/2jbcxAf (Also in bio link) .
So friends: In what ways do YOU practice (or might you practice) deep listening? .
The holidays are upon us!
And that means... RECIPE ALERT!
A yummy, healthy, and Thanksgiving-appropriate recipe! ... Lime-Basil-Mint Green Beans
Served as a side, this makes a great to replacement the common traditional sugar & dairy-filled green bean casseroles... I drool over this, you guys. It's so yummy. (Seriously, don't miss this one, even if it doesn't make the Thanksgiving day menu... try it out later!) To be honest, when I'm feeling lazy, I don't even do the steaming part. It's still delicious, just on the firmer, crunchier side. And the almonds actually make it more filling than you'd expect.
2 cups green beans, stems removed
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic
1/2 sweet onion
1/3 cup almonds, slivered
½ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
½ tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan with a steamer basket. Place the beans in the steamer basket and steam for 5-7 minutes, until they turn a bright green. Immediately remove them from the steamer and rinse with cold water to stop the beans from cooking any longer. Set aside.
In a large skillet, warm the olive oil on medium heat. Sautee the onions for 2 min. Stir in the garlic, almonds and salt, and sautee for 3-5 minutes. Add the green beans, mint and basil, and sautee for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and squeeze and stir in the lime juice. Scoop the beans and almonds onto a serving platter and serve at once.
P.S. Did you know that today and tomorrow, I'm offering free Intuitive mini-Readings over in my group? I'm channeling the needs of your nourishment body in Intuitive Eating for Energy.
Come join the fun!
“Suffering is the compost, the food of awakening.” Thich Nhat Hahn. Finally saw this #film on Sunday. What an #incredible project, directed by a friend of mine and ex-Dharma School parent #marcfrancis . If you’re local and you missed it, it’s coming back to #brighton in January, I’m definitely going to see it again. Check the website for other showings, in the UK and beyond. Lovely to see some of the #monastics feature in the film that we’ve been blessed enough to meet on their visits to school over the 4 years 🙏🏽 It’s inspired me to download a #mindfulness#bell#app , I’m starting with what they do at #plumvillage , every 15 minutes. As Marc said in the beginning, the film is “an invitation to meditation.” One day I will make it over there to France, can’t wait..
Ever feel like you're the main course boo? You have options...take some you time before-workout,walk,meditate,.shorten your visit, or dont go at all,...challenge your ideas about how the holidays "should" be, do what makes you smile❤
❤️❤️🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 I've seen some decadent celebrations for some very unattended souls.. I've potentially even been involved in some. I thank Lord baby Jesus, Krishna, Buddha and Oprah that at a young age I experienced and learnt that decadence does not = happiness/contentment/peace/God/source... Life. Do I at times long for nice "things" or to be lavished in nice places, yes for sure, and do I endeavour for some yes certainly. However as I enrich my soul the things that lavish me and the things that spoil me have changed so much that they speak to my soul, source and the God in me. Whatever it is it's your choice and I'm not going to say which one that should be. For a freedom of will is what I want for all people; what I will tell you to do is ensure your desires honour your inner life and for that moment, this moment and the only moment it brings you peace which brings joy which brings life.
Whilst relaxing with a pot of Organic Lemongrass & Ginger Tea after a treatment @thefloatingforest this gorgeous Kangaroo was peacefully grazing. A perfect afternoon, only a few minutes down the road from here @celestineretreat
I remember a time when I would wait to get the facts, stats and data to help make my difficult decisions. What happens when there are 2 similar good options or there data isn't fully available to you yet ? Trust that you have the answers. As a wise friend says 'you always know' the right decision. As the cliche goes ' the truth will set you free'. Does your heart feel at peace today? #authenticpower#selfconfidence#wellbeing
A major shift in energy can you feel it? Waking up to a G1 Solar storm whilst the sun is in his last few degrees of Scorpio I feel we get to reap some benefits here and use these energies for the intention they are meant for, manifestation!
This month we have delved deep into the waters of Scorpio, true to it's energy we have seen many deaths of the old and are in preparation for the new birth that the Saggitarius sun will provide.
Those who have been committed to their ascension paths will have no doubt uncovered truths within that will have been a program dating way back throughout lifetimes, bloodlines. This clearing has probably been the deepest I've known. The space created after the dissolving of the old feels vast and has at times felt a little overwhelming. What can possibly fill this gap. Contracts are ending, be sure to focus on the new contract you want to put in it's place. Using your new higher awareness of how energy works and our purpose here.
This dose of solar weather is here to clear out any remnants of the old. For those who are now being forced to remove the old this energy will feel intense and the heat will be rising in the situations presenting. But for those who have used this Scorpionic to remove density you now get to fly high into the higher octave of its energy which is that of the Phoenix. New beginnings, new opportunities and a new layer of you who recognises that whatever it is you feel or fear within is the powerhouse that creates your reality. Once this key has been taken gracefully you then get to play in the energies hence today's card, The Magician.
He is the powerhouse of dreams, he is the Master manipulator of energy, he is ruled by Mercury who I might add is now in pre shadow phase so the energy will start bringing forward what's next to be seen. The magician asks you to stay committed and keep focus, the more drive you put into this the more you will be rewarded. He is the card of creation but also that of success, and tells us that when our four aspects, mind body spirit and emotion (air, water, earth and fire) are in balance then we are in...Full report on Facebook, hit the link in Bio 💙
Laying down some soulful sounds for @twistingpeacockyoga end of year staff Xmas party.. Check out the new threads 👌🏼 @the_artofit
If you're looking for some sounds to soothe your soul then hit a brother up 🙌🏼
💪🏼💼😇 One month ago today I walked into a fitness entrepreneur convention called @fitposium, excited to learn new tools and tactics on how to grow and manage my business! ---
I never expected it to change my life. I never expected to connect to the speakers on such a deep level. Their stories and experiences were a clear reminder that anything is possible. Once this concept really sank in I realized I wanted to take a step back and reassess my goals. ---
This awakening inspired me to do some soul searching, and that is exactly what I have been doing! I knew I couldn't attain this true state of inner peace without taking a break from social media, so that is where I have been...out in nature every day, reading, learning, growing, meditating and engaging in Eastern Medicine healing practices. ---
I am a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason. Fitposium came at the perfect moment in my life. I fell in love with fitness the moment I picked up a dumbbell. I knew that I wanted to train and teach others the moment I transformed my body and stepped on stage for my first competition. Over the past four years training has remained my passion, but I knew something something was missing. And this turned out to the than the missing piece. ---
I can't wait to share what I discovered in the past 30 days and from the Fitposium conference, so that I can bring to the table a more enlightening experience for my viewers, now incorporating mind, body and spirit for a more well-balanced, happier life. 🙌🏼🌎 ---
#grateful THANK YOU to every supporter who has been there from day 1 and along this journey in life! I love you, you know who you are. 💞
W E L C O M I N G
J O S H N E E F T
We are excited to welcome our newest therapist, Josh Neeft to the Evolve Manual Therapy @ EsoLab team
Consulting Monday 1pm-7pm , Wednesday 1pm-7pm and Friday 8am-1pm @esolab
Josh is Physiotherapist who has a distinct focus on manual therapy and holistic care with over 12 years experience in private practice. Josh graduated from the University of South Australia with a Master Of Physiotherapy (Graduate Entry) in 2005 after previously completing a Bachelor of Podiatry. In the time since he has undertaken further training in the fields of CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Dry-Needling techniques. Josh places a great emphasis on continued learning and developing his manual therapy skills thereby achieving the best treatment outcomes for his clients.
Josh is a passionate advocate of the Upledger CranioSacral and Barral Visceral Manipulation methods and the integrative manner in which they work to address complex health needs. Josh works with clients to develop a sound understanding of their condition and to gain insight into their treatment which the enables the client to become an active participant in their health and wellbeing goals. Josh works out of our premises at EsoLab in South Melbourne, Victoria.
Carnelian 😍 Stabilising stone, gives courage, restores vitality and motivation, stimulates creativity. Helps to overcome negative conditioning. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality. Activates the Sacral Chakra. #ApidaeDesigns 🐝 #Apidae#Carnelian#SacralChakra
💦 LOVE WATER 💦
Michael and I had a wonderful chat about health & well-being. His Mum went through kidney failure years ago and that’s when his Dad, Richard, went out to find the best “water in the world” for his beloved. 💓
Richard found it, in Turkey! He took his research and findings out to the public and became the Australian distributor of Saka. You can purchase this water @alkalineworld 💧
This Sunday 26th November, my retreat will offer taste testings of all kinds of water; Tap, Filtered, Distilled, Remineralised & Bottled. 💁🏻♀️ You’re taste buds will trick you though! Did you know companies are putting a man-made gas into bottled water to increase the ph levels? And that most bottled spring waters only have a small amount of actual spring water? 🙀
Learn with me, which waters are healthy to consume and work out how much water is recommended to consume for your mind-body. 👍🏽 Book online @yummymummypodcast
we are not looking for the meaning of life as much as we are looking for the experience of being alive. // FOLLOW YOUR BLISS. pay attention to those moments when time flies and you’re enjoying life. what makes you happy? what makes you come alive? 📷 @lifeinlayers // words: @thesoulsearchingmovement - me 🙌🏼
Rainbow Fluorite! 💜💚😍 Rainbow Fluorite assists with decision making, bringing mental clarity and order to a cluttered, busy mind. Brings harmony and balance to your aura and spiritual energy. A stabilising and grounding crystal. Rainbow Fluorite works with the upper Chakras - Heart, Third Eye & Crown, and helps to bring physical and mental coordination, connecting the heart and the mind. Rainbow Fluorite assists with your connection to spirit and increases intuition. Psychically protective. Rainbow Fluorite shuts down any psychic or mental manipulation and wards off negative energies. #RainbowFluorite 💜💚 #ApidaeDesigns
Trying to do a #split . Still in progress 😋
Im Moment versuche ich den Spagat zu üben. Am Anfang konnte ich noch nicht mal den hinteren Fuß auf den Boden legen 😅.
In dem Video könnt ihr sehen, welche Übungen ich ständig mache, damit ich besser in den Spagat komme 😊. Wer von euch kann einen Spagat oder würde es gerne lernen?🤔 Bestimmt helfen euch die Übungen auch. *Anzeige* die Yogamatte ist aus Kork, die ich in dem Video verwende. 😊 Ich habe die von @soul_zen_ . Endlich mal eine rutschfeste Matte. Davor bei den Matten bin ich im Downwarfacing Dog immer weg gerutscht 🤨. Mit dem Code SoulZenxJilHagen bekommt ihr 10€ Rabatt auf die Yogamatte 🧘🏽♀️
Yoga Day 49/60 #travel#ayurveda#bodylove#goals#mindbodysoul
I start every day with clear intentions for goals and appreciation. When I'm in a state of gratitude I'm in a beautiful state - and this is the state when I get the most done, am the most creative, and things seem to flow naturally. How do I put myself in this state? I do something called Priming - it's a combination of prayer and meditation developed by @tonyrobbins and you can be led by him in this exercise (find it on YouTube). Do yourself a favor and try this first thing every morning - watch your life radically change! ❤️️
I was having one of those mornings where you know anxiety is simmering just quietly beneath the surface (specifically it was located in my midsection - heart chakra & solar plexus both on low alert).
As I finished work at home and got on the bus for my other work, I felt the temperature rising so I was doing a quick trick that I do to turn it back down.
As I was, I could feel the anxiety on my face, like a sheet mask but also like an alien face crab mask from a sci-fi movie.
It was covering my eyes, my mouth and my ears, kinda acting as a filter that turned whatever I was ‘perceiving’ in that moment in a negative light.
So I put my hands over my face and rubbed it off (because peeling it off in a packed bus would have been a bit much).
I felt relieved straight away. As I did that I realised I have a tell when I’m feeling anxious. I touch my forehead! I must have always unconsciously known that’s how anxiety manifests energetically/physically.
Then I started thinking about my other ‘tells’. Like when I’m uncomfortable I tend to touch my wrists or play with my bracelet. When I’m nervous or feel vulnerable I touch just above my breast plate.
The mind is a strange and beautiful thing. The body is its wonderful instrument. I can’t tell you how much I love decoding my mind like this. .
Art by Óscar Casas
It feels good 😊 just a simple stretch, so rejuvenating.
Little healthy habits everyday make a big difference in the long term.
I'm so busy at this time of year (along with the rest of us!) that I've been neglecting many things I love to do because I think...sheesh, I'm just too busy.
So important to make time for self. It's so important.
Listen to your body, trust your gut and take time out for you.
You matter 💚
Our #ReadAGoodBookHere post! 📚 In hope to inspire people to create a peaceful, cosy space for themselves for mindfulness, relaxation, meditation, reading a good book and emitting positive vibrations! 😍 #ApidaeDesigns 🐝