#vulnerability

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It feels full, and light,⠀
Scary, also comforting.⠀
Flirting with the edge.⠀
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I've got the privilege of being part of the CPA Congress tour again this year, sharing to over 3,000 people across multiple cities.⠀
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Sharing stories of shame, of silencing our inner-voice, our expression. That which we must bring to our lives, and our leadership.⠀
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While sharing some of the stories of our work at The Base Between within communities and organisations, I've taken this as an invitation to more intimately, more vulnerably and more boldly tell my story of shame and silencing through navigating queerness.⠀
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Often hiding behind statistics, feeling the need to make my talks a little more "corporate" when delivering to this community, this time I've gone the opposite direction. More human, more real, more me.⠀
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Weaving a provocative, pointed and truth-telling wake-up message with humour, personal tales and emotion has been an incredible practice. With each delivery refining, pauses getting longer, voice stronger, stance more grounded - the room more connected. Maybe even ending in a hug 😜⠀
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We've heard enough of the stats, the numbers and the research to know where we need to be heading. Stories will be the emotional medicine we need to move beyond thinking, to doing, and to becoming.⠀
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Feeling grateful to be able to do this work, slowly and patiently weaving a new story. Planting seeds for those who are ready, watering them for others.⠀
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#CPACongress #sensitivityisstrength #vulnerability #ambidextrousleadership #ArtOfFacilitation #community #innovation #futureofwork #futureofleadership #tellyourstory #storytelling #keynotespeaking #shameatwork4 minutes agoDownload
⠀
It feels full, and light,⠀
Scary, also comforting.⠀
Flirting with the edge.⠀
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I've got the privilege of being part of the CPA Congress tour again this year, sharing to over 3,000 people across multiple cities.⠀
⠀
Sharing stories of shame, of silencing our inner-voice, our expression. That which we must bring to our lives, and our leadership.⠀
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While sharing some of the stories of our work at The Base Between within communities and organisations, I've taken this as an invitation to more intimately, more vulnerably and more boldly tell my story of shame and silencing through navigating queerness.⠀
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Often hiding behind statistics, feeling the need to make my talks a little more "corporate" when delivering to this community, this time I've gone the opposite direction. More human, more real, more me.⠀
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Weaving a provocative, pointed and truth-telling wake-up message with humour, personal tales and emotion has been an incredible practice. With each delivery refining, pauses getting longer, voice stronger, stance more grounded - the room more connected. Maybe even ending in a hug 😜⠀
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We've heard enough of the stats, the numbers and the research to know where we need to be heading. Stories will be the emotional medicine we need to move beyond thinking, to doing, and to becoming.⠀
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Feeling grateful to be able to do this work, slowly and patiently weaving a new story. Planting seeds for those who are ready, watering them for others.⠀
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#CPACongress #sensitivityisstrength #vulnerability #ambidextrousleadership #ArtOfFacilitation #community #innovation #futureofwork #futureofleadership #tellyourstory #storytelling #keynotespeaking #shameatwork4 minutes agoDownload
⠀
It feels full, and light,⠀
Scary, also comforting.⠀
Flirting with the edge.⠀
⠀
I've got the privilege of being part of the CPA Congress tour again this year, sharing to over 3,000 people across multiple cities.⠀
⠀
Sharing stories of shame, of silencing our inner-voice, our expression. That which we must bring to our lives, and our leadership.⠀
⠀
While sharing some of the stories of our work at The Base Between within communities and organisations, I've taken this as an invitation to more intimately, more vulnerably and more boldly tell my story of shame and silencing through navigating queerness.⠀
⠀
Often hiding behind statistics, feeling the need to make my talks a little more "corporate" when delivering to this community, this time I've gone the opposite direction. More human, more real, more me.⠀
⠀
Weaving a provocative, pointed and truth-telling wake-up message with humour, personal tales and emotion has been an incredible practice. With each delivery refining, pauses getting longer, voice stronger, stance more grounded - the room more connected. Maybe even ending in a hug 😜⠀
⠀
We've heard enough of the stats, the numbers and the research to know where we need to be heading. Stories will be the emotional medicine we need to move beyond thinking, to doing, and to becoming.⠀
⠀
Feeling grateful to be able to do this work, slowly and patiently weaving a new story. Planting seeds for those who are ready, watering them for others.⠀
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#CPACongress #sensitivityisstrength #vulnerability #ambidextrousleadership #ArtOfFacilitation #community #innovation #futureofwork #futureofleadership #tellyourstory #storytelling #keynotespeaking #shameatwork4 minutes agoDownload
Seasons. #poetry #vulnerability #vgwrites #newbeginnings #sacrifice #love5 minutes agoDownload
Credit: @mantramagazine
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #strength #counseling #emotions #awareness #emotionalawareness #coloradocounseling #coloradocounselor #psychology #individualcounseling #marriagecounseling #couplescounseling #arvadacolorado #westminstercolorado #broomfieldcolorado #honesty #vulnerability #vulnerabilityisstrength #emotionstherapist #emotionsmatter #communication7 minutes agoDownload
“ How do you feel after opening up?
Like an elephant’s paw has been lifted off my chest ” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This was part of a scene from the show Modern Love (spoiler alert) in which the main character finally opens up to a friend and tells her she suffers from bipolar disorder. Before that she had never told anyone because she was afraid people would walk out of her life immediately and label her as the crazy lady. To her surprise her friend was more than kind and understanding towards her. Her friends positive reaction helped her feel an enormous amount of relief which lead to her improving her life overall. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How many times have you carried something alone because you were afraid to open up? Or how many times have carried something alone because you assumed the other person’s reaction before you even spoke to them? I know I have many times. We underestimate the power that lies in opening up. Opening up can be so liberating, it may be the one thing holding us back from living a better life. We don’t have to carry it all alone. Let’s face our fears, let’s open up, let’s support others and let others support us.16 minutes agoDownload
🖤~Vulnerability Post~🖤 I've lost some of my hair. It's not the worst thing, but it's there and somedays its hard to deal with. It may have been caused by using Devacurl products (my hair was damaged in other ways from them), or by the stress my body is under with this chronic infection, or by good, old-fashioned anxiety & OCD stress. Whatever the cause, things are sparse on the front half of my head. Not going to lie, I've had a couple cries over it in the last few months. I've started using a tinted dry shampoo that hides my scalp. Scalp treatments and biotin have become a regular part of my life. But you know what I've realized? It's okay. It's okay to feel sad and it's okay to cover it and its also okay to leave my hair as is. None of it defines me. And, with that knowledge, I got a trim today and I think came out pretty cute! Hope you all feel cute today, too. 💖
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#hairloss #stressrelatedhairloss #stresshairloss #devacurldamage #stress #vulnerability #healing #selfcare17 minutes agoDownload
New Blog Post! 
Are you ready to dare greatly...AGAIN? Before you say no, make sure to consider the alternative. 
Today marks The Empowered Employee’s one year anniversary! Thank you for being on this journey with me. I certainly hope you’ve found yourself more empowered, validated, and encouraged since our connection. 🙏❤️ To read this blog, go to profile and click on my website. 
#DrBreneBrown #daringgreatly #lifeinthearena #areyouready #vulnerability #recovery #hope #empowerment #lifeafterworkplaceabuse #endworkplaceabuse #workplacebullying #silentnomore #istoodup #nationalbullyingpreventionmonth20 minutes agoDownload
W E L C O M E

My life is messy. My life is magical. My life is not my own.

This format was designed for perfection, but I don’t run my life that way and I don’t intend to use this platform for its intended purpose.
If you ever grab coffee with me, pass me in town, or follow me on social media for more than a moment, you know that I am typically very o p e n (most often too open for people who aren’t comfortable with vulnerability). So if you are reading this, welcome to the raw & unfiltered version of my life.

One year ago, Zach and I followed the voice of the Lord and were married. As we walked into the home of our mentors to begin the beautiful journey of marriage counseling, one of our mentors told us of the word the Lord gave him for our life. The Lord told him that we are on the fast track.

That confirmation couldn’t have been more of an understatement.

To this day, that word continues to be a true representation of our marriage with God. There have been a few words from the Lord that we continue to wait on, but most words we have received have moved so quick we barely have time to keep people updated. 
The past year has been so fast, so slow, so beautiful, and so painful that I have put together somewhat of a ‘series’ of posts to bring people into my world and share the testimony of the St. Ward family and the journey God is walking us through.

Welcome to the
f a s t  t r a c k20 minutes agoDownload
#vunerability see previous post to understand!

This is my princess...she is happy..her hands are open which indicates she's ready to receive and give. She is wearing her crown because she knows she deserves to be a princess

But! She has no ears and no feet...she is not listening to the wisdom being shown to her..she has no clue what direction to go or how to use her feet..the red and black in her wardrobe shows she struggles to stay grounded..and may struggle with negative thinking. Issues with trust and security in the material world. 
There is a diamond on the belt. She is in transformation and through it all she remains strong and will be powerful..right now she feels safe in her cocoon..
If you took the princess challenge share it for the sake of #vulnerability. This was definitely a great inner child communication activity.21 minutes agoDownload
The journey to #wellness - physically , emotionally and mentally - is a zig zag process. I share these vulnerable videos because I want to acknowledge how hard it is to change and overcome and shift a pattern of being from non healthy to healthy. I slept all afternoon and feel like no sparkle is left, truly acknowledging and feeling some damage I’ve caused and how determined I am to change it. We have to own the struggle as much as we own the growth. True healing is not pretty. Sometimes it’s two day hair and the same shirt 👚. #codependencyrecovery #workforit #mentalhealthawareness #marriageishard #healing #emdrtherapy #bebetter #wellness #vulnerability #share #community #growthindiscomfort #feelthefeels #selfworth #healthcoaching #selflove #selfkindness #findyour8020 #recovery #healingcomplextraumaandptsd
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I’m feeling especially physically and spiritually nourished today. •

I’m going to put off calling the clinic. I’m not sure, I just have a feeling I’m on the right track with my current support system. •

Spiced carrot oatmeal with Greek yogurt, walnuts, and a light drizzle of pure maple syrup. Homemade curry with black bean spaghetti. Wegmans organic vegetarian chili with Parmesan. Wegmans Vanilla Os (bean flour blend based) with frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk. Apple slices and cottage cheese with cinnamon and chia seeds. •
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#ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #depression #anxiety #cptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsd #trauma #spirituality #spiritualawakening #spiritualhealing #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #shame #vulnerability #courage #visibility24 minutes agoDownload
I’m feeling especially physically and spiritually nourished today. •

I’m going to put off calling the clinic. I’m not sure, I just have a feeling I’m on the right track with my current support system. •

Spiced carrot oatmeal with Greek yogurt, walnuts, and a light drizzle of pure maple syrup. Homemade curry with black bean spaghetti. Wegmans organic vegetarian chili with Parmesan. Wegmans Vanilla Os (bean flour blend based) with frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk. Apple slices and cottage cheese with cinnamon and chia seeds. •
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#ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #depression #anxiety #cptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsd #trauma #spirituality #spiritualawakening #spiritualhealing #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #shame #vulnerability #courage #visibility24 minutes agoDownload
I’m feeling especially physically and spiritually nourished today. •

I’m going to put off calling the clinic. I’m not sure, I just have a feeling I’m on the right track with my current support system. •

Spiced carrot oatmeal with Greek yogurt, walnuts, and a light drizzle of pure maple syrup. Homemade curry with black bean spaghetti. Wegmans organic vegetarian chili with Parmesan. Wegmans Vanilla Os (bean flour blend based) with frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk. Apple slices and cottage cheese with cinnamon and chia seeds. •
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#ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #depression #anxiety #cptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsd #trauma #spirituality #spiritualawakening #spiritualhealing #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #shame #vulnerability #courage #visibility24 minutes agoDownload
I’m feeling especially physically and spiritually nourished today. •

I’m going to put off calling the clinic. I’m not sure, I just have a feeling I’m on the right track with my current support system. •

Spiced carrot oatmeal with Greek yogurt, walnuts, and a light drizzle of pure maple syrup. Homemade curry with black bean spaghetti. Wegmans organic vegetarian chili with Parmesan. Wegmans Vanilla Os (bean flour blend based) with frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk. Apple slices and cottage cheese with cinnamon and chia seeds. •
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#ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #depression #anxiety #cptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsd #trauma #spirituality #spiritualawakening #spiritualhealing #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #shame #vulnerability #courage #visibility24 minutes agoDownload
I’m feeling especially physically and spiritually nourished today. •

I’m going to put off calling the clinic. I’m not sure, I just have a feeling I’m on the right track with my current support system. •

Spiced carrot oatmeal with Greek yogurt, walnuts, and a light drizzle of pure maple syrup. Homemade curry with black bean spaghetti. Wegmans organic vegetarian chili with Parmesan. Wegmans Vanilla Os (bean flour blend based) with frozen blueberries, banana, and almond milk. Apple slices and cottage cheese with cinnamon and chia seeds. •
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#ed #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexia #depression #anxiety #cptsd #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsd #trauma #spirituality #spiritualawakening #spiritualhealing #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #shame #vulnerability #courage #visibility24 minutes agoDownload
El desapego emocional es Disfrutar de las cosas sin creer que eres dueño de ellas. Sin necesitarlas obsesionadamente.
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Las personas desapegadas emocionalmente poseen estas 4 características: .
✅ 1. Se sienten satisfechas con lo que tienen, no están siempre necesitando más del otro. No están siempre esperando más del otro, creando expectativas. Por lo mismo son capaces de disfrutar los pequeños gestos y no se frustran con la eterna espera. 👀 (no estamos hablando aquí de conformismo o de tolerar situaciones que no son sanas para ti)
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✅ 2. Practican el autocontrol. Esto es, poder parar a tiempo... decir hasta aquí llego, no puedo tranzar mis valores, mis principios o mi dignidad personal.
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✅3. Manejan en síndrome de abstinencia. No desorganizan su vida si no están en contacto permanente con el objeto de apego. En otras palabras, tienen vida propia, pueden o no compartir con su fuente de apego pero eso no modifica todas las demás áreas de su vida
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✅4. No insisten/persisten en el vínculo sabiendo que les hace daño. Cuando una relación te quita energía, te desestabiliza o simplemente no compartes los mismos valores con el otro, aunque cueste, hay que seguir otro camino. (No podemos cambiar a las personas, cada uno cambia cuando  quiere hacerlo) . 👉🏻Si te gusto el contenido, apoya la pagina siguiéndola y recomendándola 🙏🏻👈🏻
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#autenticidad 
#caminoalafelicidad #aceptación #amorpropio #autoestima #buenosdias #buenosconsejos #conexion #conexionespiritual #genuine #autentica #vulnerability #desarrollopersonal #frases #frasesepensamentos #reflexiones #reflexionesdevida #mantras 
#pensamientos24 minutes agoDownload
Soaking wet & set free 🦋💧🌿
#opening #goddessconsciousness #coldwaterastherapy26 minutes agoDownload
Our guest today on Wax Poetic @coopradio was @kittempo talking about #vulnerability in #relationship to the world, people and #poetry. #poems #poets #canlip #chapbooks #bobbypins #writing #writers #publishers #publishing @vancouverpoetryslam @cfsw_fcsw @kevin_spenst @gnaw.thanks #festivals #books #bookstores #readers #youth #radio #broadcasting #independent @broadcastdialogue #fundraising28 minutes agoDownload
Brene is so right. We were meant for connection. You don’t have to face life’s challenges alone. #empathy #vulnerability #brenebrownquotes  #brenebrown #therapy #counseling #healingjourney #healing #creativecounselingnwa #creativecounselingcenterofnwa #nwa #bentonville29 minutes agoDownload
Know this girl, when you begin to evolve, many will not understand. They will say you're proud, they'll call you arrogant. You wanna know why,

1. They have a fixed mindset. 
2. They lack the capacity to work the formula for success. 
3. They lack the courage to believe no dream is impossible to achieve. -

4. They lack the willpower to change direction.

5. They lack the courage to step outside their comfort zone.

6. They lack capacity for who you're becoming.

My dear, those who fit into this profile aren't worth investing your time and emotion. 
Focus on your transformational path and keep evolving into your higher self. 
The world is waiting to be touched by your awesomeness. 
You are enough and made for more.

#worthywoman 
#authenticliving 
#vulnerability 
#liveyourtrueself 
#embraceyourstory 
#worthiness 
#embraceyourimperfection 
#flourishwithflorence 
#youaregoodenough32 minutes agoDownload
I don't put my personal story out on social media. This song hit a very scarred and vulnerable  place in my heart. I hope my story can help someone else. They aren't these devils you see out there. They are brothers, sisters, friends, clients, mothers and fathers. Not everyone got to see their dark side, they were a monster to me. I am on a solid path to recovery from the trauma of domestic violence and Narcissistic abuse. #domesticviolenceawareness #empowerment #recoveryispossible #youwillbeokay #selflove #empathy #vulnerable #vulnerability #traumarecovery #domesticviolencesurvivor37 minutes agoDownload
Remember this, always.

For yourself, and for all the people you meet.

Some people's mistakes are incredibly visible for all the world to see, but for others, their mistakes live in their hearts.

Sometimes it is harder when you have to wear the burden of your mistakes alone.

What you, or somebody else did in a moment of struggle doesn't define you.

How you choose to move forward, how you choose to learn from your mistakes, and how you choose to show compassion toward others defines who you are.

Show compassion for everybody you meet—you know very little about the burdens that they are carrying in silence. 💖 .
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#lovingkindness #compassion #compassionateliving #selflove #selfcare #selfcompassion #vulnerability #healing #lightwarriors #healers #understanding #innerstrength #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #youarenotalone #suicide #suicideawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #mindfulawareness #suicideprevention #seeksupport #yourenotalone #itsokaytonotbeokay #selfworth #mentalwellness #loveandlight #mindfulnesscoach #hereforyou #mercy44 minutes agoDownload
Being vulnerable not only furthers trust and connection but creates moments of speaking your truth. Your deep, authentic truth & this is a form of true self-love. Your truth is meant to be heard✨🙏🏽🌺💕#vulnerability #vulnerabilityisstrength #truth #yourvoice #liberated #wewanttohear #boxsubscription #newbusiness #perth #australia #onelove #selflove #livewithlovean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #womenwhopodcast #soulwork #morethanenough #podcast #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #womenwhopodcast #soulwork #morethanenough #podcast #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #womenwhopodcast #soulwork #morethanenough #podcast #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #womenwhopodcast #soulwork #morethanenough #podcast #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #womenwhopodcast #soulwork #morethanenough #podcast #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
💫Through the events of the past two weeks and my ongoing study in trauma, there’s now a time for reflection, logic and a felt sense of stability within me that is allowing me to gain insight and awareness from the unfolding, unravelling, undoing and subsequent coming out of. I’m a believer in everything happens for a reason (even though at times we may have no understanding of or can’t fathom any reason). What I’ve taken from my most recent experience of growth and perspective gaining is this: 🙏To be truly compassionate and loving to ourselves sometimes the universe takes control, and if we can do better at this and go deeper into ourselves, there will be situations that come about that give us no choice but to surrender into the situation and allow whatever is to unfold, to unfold. 🙏Reaching out and asking for support is essential, BUT, we must reach out to people we intuitively know can give us what we need in these desperate times, if we reach out to those in our world who don’t have the capacity within themselves to give us what we need in those moments of darkness, we will further withdraw into ourselves and our bodies will remember this. 🙏Sitting with a trusted soul where you feel safe is EVERYTHING, it allows for your darkness to be felt, seen and heard, without having to speak a word. There are very few people, I know, who can hold sacred, safe space, if you are a holder of these spaces thank you ~ continue to be the provider of safety to allow and facilitate those you meet the space to unfold, unravel and undo at their deepest levels ~ this is where change, sustainable change occurs , it is life changing and priceless. #bonniebaden #stephenporgess #theheartoftrauma #safetyistreatment #traumawork #undoing #selflove #innerwork #surrender #vulnerability #meditation #sunshinecoastan hour agoDownload
#courage #values #brenebrown #authenticity #vulnerability #daretoleadan hour agoDownload
Courage - the act of sharing your whole self. #bebravebeyou #vulnerability #confidenceissexy #workfromhome #momlifean hour agoDownload
Computer glitch, brain glitch 💻🧠🤷🏼‍♀️. Here’s what’s happening! If you have OCD, your very healthy alarm system is misfiring when there is no actual danger. This triggers your “fight, flight and freeze” response that feels as real as a legitimate threat. This is why it’s so hard to ignore!! However, understanding that your brain is “glitching” out is the first step. There’s an error happening. Your brain is working TOO hard to protect you. In order to fix the glitch, we have to practice ignoring the false alarms being sent out. This is what we do in ERP! We purposefully make those alarm bells go off, and then we resist the compulsion. This teaches your brain that there is no legitimate threat and it can chill out! .
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This idea came from a convo with my dear friend @yourmindisamuscle when she likened the brain glitch to a computer glitch. I loved it!! .
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#brainglitcg #amygdala #acceptance #transformation  #transform #faceyourfears #pemachodron #vulnerability #controlisanillusion #intrusivethoughts #OCD #ERP #anxiety #panic #uncertainty #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcompassion #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #ocdawareness #mindfulness #psychology #pureocd #community #ocdawareness #exposureresponseprevention #bravery #bravean hour agoDownload
Angelight🔮Blessings... 💓BEAUTIFUL💓  are those whose Vulnerability  gives birth to  transformation, wisdom & TRUTH. 🏹Aho,
Anita🌹 💜’Guiding Your Journey WithIN’ ~ AngelightYoga.com. #yoga #vulnerability  #truth #transformationan hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #soulwork #morethanenough #theoveninc #womensincubator #kenyabryant #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #soulwork #morethanenough #theoveninc #womensincubator #kenyabryant #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #soulwork #morethanenough #theoveninc #womensincubator #kenyabryant #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #soulwork #morethanenough #theoveninc #womensincubator #kenyabryant #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
Cheers darlings to making it to Wednesday, to 8 days to embarking on a new month AND to 24 hours to the launch of the new Couch Conversations series on the @braveinvisionpodcast! Yasssssss! All worth raising a glass to and celebrating, especially Chapter 1 of this new series dropping tomorrow! Last night was everything and more as @talayassimpson, @beanised and I took to the couch( swipe right) and opened up the Book of Kenya. These #girlbosses created such a beautiful space for vulnerability and transparency to thrive. It welcomed me in and provided permission for my truth and voice to be heard, as I shared some of my mountain, hill and valley adventures that led to the launch of the Oven and the @braveinvisionpodcast! It was GOLDEN💫 Tune in Thursday by clicking the link in my bio . .
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#BookofKenya #braveinvisionpodcast #couchconversations #godsmath #makingmyfaithbigger #vulnerability #timetoshare #glowing #tellingourstories #stewarding #beingbrave #blooming #grow #braveinvision #overcomer #destiny #growthmindset #doitafraid #soulwork #morethanenough #theoveninc #womensincubator #kenyabryant #alexandriava #dmv #dcliving #exploredc #yourtimetoshinean hour agoDownload
It is SO cool to see my name on the cover a book!!!! Holy guacamole! I’m an author!! Whaaatttt??!! What is this life?! So crazy. Many people have been eagerly awaiting when they can order it. Hang tight, friends! Mark your calendar for Nov 7th for the official launch of the book when you can order it! And if you’re in San Diego that day come to the Book Launch Party!!! @rootedmethod @thelaurabautista @joliedawnxo @soulshinebusiness @wildvedicliving (what’s Jennifer’s IG☺️) .... More to come on the inside scoop on what this book writing process was all about! Feeling so damn blessed & grateful! Follow your dreams, folks, and all will follow!!! #goalcrusher #coauthor #empoweredwomanseries #lifecoach #transformation #vulnerability #book #storytelling #healing #inspiring #entrepreneur #yesqueenan hour agoDownload
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Some say, don't burn your bridges.

I say, if necessary, 
let the kerosene
kiss it on the lips,

and watch it
turn to ash.

There's always more than one way
to cross the water.
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photo by @artistshannonsmith
face and hair by @dollhousebeauty_yyc
words by @rudyfranciscoan hour agoDownload
clear and honest is kind | #radicalacceptance #boundaries #sacred #vulnerability #connection #radicalselflove #radicallove #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth#workinprogress #selfcompassion #empathyan hour agoDownload
I M.  A N.  I N T R O V E R T// So I push myself to be seen, take up space + use my voice without apology or apprehension. .
🌑 I'M. A.  P E R F E C T I O N I S T// So I revel in my failures, the  foolish + the necessary.
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🌑I'M  A N. E M P A T H// So I struggle alongside you to find the fine borders between boundaries that protect my heart while never ever closing it off to the miracles that occur in our brave vulnerability.
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🌑I. H I D E. M Y  V U L N E R A B I L I T Y// behind sarcastic dry humour, black leather jackets + doc Martens. But my heart is exploding with love to give to anyone + everyone who needs it. .Enter the 15 yr. Journey into healthy boundaries, burnout recovery + voicework!
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🌑 I  T E A C H. B U R N O U T. 
R E C O V E R Y,  R E B E L L I O N + R E W I R I N G.  FOR. 
P U R P Of S E// because the teacher teaches what they needed to learn. Because I've run myself into the ground,. Lost myself in work + relationships that buried my purpose + hidden my voice to keep relationships that didn't serve. .
🌑T H E. G R E A T E S T.  T R U T H// you'll unveil when you stare down your perceived weaknesses straight in-between the eyes, is that they will inevitably become your greatest strength, guide you straight into your genius zones+ shake your purpose into action. .ALL of my weak spots have pushed me above + beyond what I thought I was capable of. .
So, Wake up. Pay attention. Then act. Out. Rebel against what's holding you down. You'll learn who + what you're really made of. I can promise you, its BIG.
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#mindset #growthmindset #purposedrivenlife #consciousbusiness #rebel #yogamind #meditation #threebrains #success #creativitycoach #vulnerability #fearlessness #findyourpurpose #faceyourfear #designyourlife #neuroplasticity #wellnessexpert #wellnesswednesday #archetypes #aboutme #bebrave #leadwithoitatitle #leadershipan hour agoDownload
I M.  A N.  I N T R O V E R T// So I push myself to be seen, take up space + use my voice without apology or apprehension. .
🌑 I'M. A.  P E R F E C T I O N I S T// So I revel in my failures, the  foolish + the necessary.
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🌑I'M  A N. E M P A T H// So I struggle alongside you to find the fine borders between boundaries that protect my heart while never ever closing it off to the miracles that occur in our brave vulnerability.
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🌑I. H I D E. M Y  V U L N E R A B I L I T Y// behind sarcastic dry humour, black leather jackets + doc Martens. But my heart is exploding with love to give to anyone + everyone who needs it. .Enter the 15 yr. Journey into healthy boundaries, burnout recovery + voicework!
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🌑 I  T E A C H. B U R N O U T. 
R E C O V E R Y,  R E B E L L I O N + R E W I R I N G.  FOR. 
P U R P Of S E// because the teacher teaches what they needed to learn. Because I've run myself into the ground,. Lost myself in work + relationships that buried my purpose + hidden my voice to keep relationships that didn't serve. .
🌑T H E. G R E A T E S T.  T R U T H// you'll unveil when you stare down your perceived weaknesses straight in-between the eyes, is that they will inevitably become your greatest strength, guide you straight into your genius zones+ shake your purpose into action. .ALL of my weak spots have pushed me above + beyond what I thought I was capable of. .
So, Wake up. Pay attention. Then act. Out. Rebel against what's holding you down. You'll learn who + what you're really made of. I can promise you, its BIG.
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#mindset #growthmindset #purposedrivenlife #consciousbusiness #rebel #yogamind #meditation #threebrains #success #creativitycoach #vulnerability #fearlessness #findyourpurpose #faceyourfear #designyourlife #neuroplasticity #wellnessexpert #wellnesswednesday #archetypes #aboutme #bebrave #leadwithoitatitle #leadershipan hour agoDownload
#poetry #poetrycommunity #dark #darkpoetry #raw #unfiltered #rawemotion #hidden #guilt #shame #vulnerability #emotions #literature #instagram #trapmetal #emorap #anime #manga #otaku #self #mental #emotional #physical 
Stillborn

I've put chains on it
Sewed it's mouth shut
Deprived it of light, comfort, and food
Nary a growl or blink of an eye
Motionless
But it stares 
Eyes still moist
Glaringan hour agoDownload
Reposted from @yogagirlofficial

Where there is light, there is also darkness…⁣
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Today marks the start of the mysterious and introspective Scorpio Season and is the perfect time to focus on transformation, growth, and trusting our intuition.⁣ 🦂✨
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With Scorpio being a powerful water sign, it’s no wonder why so many of us begin to feel all the feels this time of year. Emotions are riding high and we are much more sensitive and in tune with what’s going on around us. ⁣
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While this season may be intense, it also offers a period to focus on personal growth and to look inward at all the facets of ourselves and our lives, whether they be good or bad.⁣
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We all have a shadow side. A side of us that holds onto fear and is afraid of vulnerability. A side that succumbs to triggers and lives reactively. We are human and we are meant to have dualities! ⁣
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Part of owning and honoring our dark shadow side is doing the reflective inner work that exposes what hurts or what’s hard. Don’t run. ⁣
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When we invoke the power of Scorpio and allow ourselves to reflect on our triggers and habits, we will discover the light at the opposite end. Our ability to be vulnerable is one of our most unique and special powers as human beings and is the very thing that leads to growth and healing. It starts with showing the world our imperfections.⁣
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So use this season’s intense energy to your advantage and get really clear on the kind of life you want to live, the things you want to learn and develop, and the type of person you want to be. Rediscover and reinvent yourself! Inquire what self-care means for you. What are your needs? Wants? Desires? Decide that THIS is the time to manifest what’s been brewing in your heart and trust your own intuition and heart. ⁣
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#scorpioseason #astrology #growth #transformation #manifest #vulnerability #scorpioan hour agoDownload
Everyone always told me Morrissey was emo. Recently I've started to listen to his music, mostly easy going background noise and what not; then Suedehead came on. These lyrics are so simple yet I've found part of myself, whether past or present relating to it so much!
#relationships #polyamory #polyamorous #open #openrelationship #bisexual #queer #selfdiscovery #crush #intimacy #love #authenticity #genuine #ethicalnonmonogamy #collage #cutandpaste #upcycleoldbooks #digital #vulnerability #art #expression #experiences #rejection #potential #exploration #alone #confused #lyrics #morrisseyan hour agoDownload
😪🔑 I’m getting ready to hand over the keys to the condo

And knowing I’ll never ever see the sun come up over beautiful San Diego from this balcony again, has me having some feelings this morning...
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Are you offering vulnerability?
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#lovingonpurpose #vulnerable #vulnerability #kylo #change #growth #love #keepyourloveon #trust #relationships #peoplehelpingpeople #lifeacademy #relationships101an hour agoDownload
Ron- “Family does not choose us, they are a part of us. My work reminds me that the photos are like memories that become glimpses into the beauty that once was.”. . 
Ron is a photographer I deeply admire. His work really speaks to me and the journey I have been on.  He has traveled the world, served our country and has become a revered artist. His work is raw and unfettered. He photographs people that are most vulnerable... in parts of the city that I usually avoid. Places where poverty, hopelessness and crushing drug use is most prevalent.. but the purity of his work reminds me that beauty lies everywhere, even in the bleakest of places. So sitting with him on this day was special... this portrait will always remind me to look for beauty everyday....everywhere... #beautyiseverywherean hour agoDownload
7 ways to protect yourself from shimming? ⠀
1. Keep a close eye on your bank and credit accounts. ⠀
2. Be wary if your card gets stuck in a chip reader.⠀
3. Use contactless payment methods. ⠀
4. Go inside to a teller to withdraw cash at a bank.⠀
5. Use ATMs in banks rather than more vulnerable stand-alones ATMs.⠀
6. Cover the keypad with your hand when entering your PIN.⠀
7. Don’t proceed with a transaction if your card encounters resistance when it is inserted.⠀
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CTTO #fraudprotection #creditcardfraud  #criminalinvestigaiton  #stopbeingnaive  #cybersec #cyberattacks  #scamming  #scammersofinstagram #databreach  #phishing #makingmoneyonline #ethicalhacking #scammer #scam #socialmediamom#cybersecurity #virus #vulnerability#hacker  #security #onlinebusiness #shoppingonline #smallbusiness #onlineshoppingan hour agoDownload
It’s been a while since I’ve introduced myself here so I wanted to say hello to all the new (and old) faces ! & share a little bit about what makes me.
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1. I love hosting and I love events. In another life I would have been a wedding/ event planner! 
2. It took me a long time to consider myself a “creative” (whatever that means) BUT I am. I think we all are in our own unique way. Whether that’s how you help people manage money, or the joy that comes from decorating, the design you make on cookies or what you bring into the room as a therapist. Creativity is in all of us. 
3. I married the most kind hearted, patient & gentle man and I am so proud to call him my husband. I love you. 
4. I’ve said this before but must reiterate as it is that important to me! I love paper, I love pens, I love notebooks and wax seals, I love wrapping paper and planners (shout out @appointedco ) and most of all I love handwritten notes. There’s nothing quite like an intentionally written note with a stamp and thoughtful words. 
5. I lived with some of the most phenomenal women in college and 3 of us are now social workers and one is an occupational therapist. Boss freaking ladies. To this day they are some of my closest and most cherished friends. 
6. I had a fiddle leaf fig named Patience. He unfortunately passed away and was replaced by Patience Jr. And all is well in the world again. 
7. Community, authenticity and generosity are values near and dear to my heart. 
8. I have one sister and though we are complete opposites in every way, she is my best friend and can make me laugh like no one else. 
9. I’m a work in progress. Still learning to love myself for all of who I am, still learning to have self compassion and still learning to accept that I have a lot to learn and grow in. 
10. Im grateful to be who I am. To be in this space. To share my thoughts. To grow from yours. It’s a privilege to be here.
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From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being here. 💙

Photo: @assemblylabelan hour agoDownload
Who is laughing now?....I love when the officiant is a couple's friend, they get personal and never let go on embarrassing memories⠀
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#bride #laugh #ceremony #destinationwedding #groom #flowers #decor #playafiestaweddings #love #photooftheday #puertovallartaphotographer #cabosanlucasphotographer #sayulitaphotographer #sanpanchophotographer #fearlessphotographers #eawedphoto #vulnerabilityan hour agoDownload
Distractions, spiritual tools, energy and life lessons! Link to Episode 2 is in my bio if your heart desires 😍😍😍 *
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#themodernsoul #themodernsoulpodcast #pivotintopowerfulness #intuition #growth #personaldevelopment #realstagram #freedomseeker #consciousliving #conscious #reallife #freedomthinkers #findyourfreedom #mindbodyandsoul #spiritual #soulsawakening #consciousness #enlightenment #millennials #authenticliving #happiness #vulnerability #liveinspired #spiritualawakeningan hour agoDownload
Last night Derek was trying to reason with our strong-willed babe and Dec was brushing him off. Derek turned to me and said, “he’s gonna have to learn some hard lessons in his life, I can already feel it. And I’ll be there to help him pick up the pieces.” I replied, “that’s all we can do. He’s not the kind of person who will just take your word for it. He’s a learn the hard way kind of guy.” “I was too.” He said.

We’re all so afraid of messing up our kids but let me give you some perspective. Control is something that really screws people up yet we are so concerned about our kids being this version of them we’ve dreamed up. So we pull the life out of them and then wonder why they don’t want to come to Thanksgiving dinner. And it’s weird because we go through the same patterns generation after generation and we think we’re evolving but we’re still missing the mark because we’re boxing our children in. 
You don’t have a say in who your child becomes. You don’t. You can teach them lessons and hope they stick but ultimately it’s up to them as an individual to make their choices and either learn from their mistakes or continue to make the same ones. Some people will take your word for it when you tell them the stove is hot, but others aren’t satisfied with someone else’s experience. They need to feel the flame themselves to know the truth. 
And look, it’s not easy. I won’t pretend it’s easy to let tiny humans fall flat on their face when you can scoop them up and save them in one swoop. But while there is a time and place for interference, we’ve got to start letting them go, now. We’ve got to give them space to figure out who they want to be. And if they decide to become an asshole, that’ll suck. But you can’t will them into a different outcome. 
Children are not puppets on strings. They are not our possessions. They don’t exist for us to like them or delight in them. It’s not their job to become someone we would want to sit around a table with. And I think if we stopped putting these silent approval ratings over their heads all the time we may raise healthy adults who aren’t afraid or ashamed to be who they are.an hour agoDownload
Our stories inform how we behave and interact in this world.

I have pondering my own stories lately.  Without seeing them.  Honoring them.  We cannot heal them.  I am being called to share more.  Write more.

It makes me physically uncomfortable to share my writing in public spaces.  But it feels like it is flowing out of my pen and into my journal for more than me.  So.  Here you go.
#speakyourtruth #storymedicine #whaleenergy #love #vulnerability #ownyourstory #healing #selfcare #selflove #souldoulaan hour agoDownload
Our stories inform how we behave and interact in this world.

I have pondering my own stories lately.  Without seeing them.  Honoring them.  We cannot heal them.  I am being called to share more.  Write more.

It makes me physically uncomfortable to share my writing in public spaces.  But it feels like it is flowing out of my pen and into my journal for more than me.  So.  Here you go.
#speakyourtruth #storymedicine #whaleenergy #love #vulnerability #ownyourstory #healing #selfcare #selflove #souldoulaan hour agoDownload
Our stories inform how we behave and interact in this world.

I have pondering my own stories lately.  Without seeing them.  Honoring them.  We cannot heal them.  I am being called to share more.  Write more.

It makes me physically uncomfortable to share my writing in public spaces.  But it feels like it is flowing out of my pen and into my journal for more than me.  So.  Here you go.
#speakyourtruth #storymedicine #whaleenergy #love #vulnerability #ownyourstory #healing #selfcare #selflove #souldoulaan hour agoDownload
Our stories inform how we behave and interact in this world.

I have pondering my own stories lately.  Without seeing them.  Honoring them.  We cannot heal them.  I am being called to share more.  Write more.

It makes me physically uncomfortable to share my writing in public spaces.  But it feels like it is flowing out of my pen and into my journal for more than me.  So.  Here you go.
#speakyourtruth #storymedicine #whaleenergy #love #vulnerability #ownyourstory #healing #selfcare #selflove #souldoulaan hour agoDownload
Our stories inform how we behave and interact in this world.

I have pondering my own stories lately.  Without seeing them.  Honoring them.  We cannot heal them.  I am being called to share more.  Write more.

It makes me physically uncomfortable to share my writing in public spaces.  But it feels like it is flowing out of my pen and into my journal for more than me.  So.  Here you go.
#speakyourtruth #storymedicine #whaleenergy #love #vulnerability #ownyourstory #healing #selfcare #selflove #souldoulaan hour agoDownload
Our stories inform how we behave and interact in this world.

I have pondering my own stories lately.  Without seeing them.  Honoring them.  We cannot heal them.  I am being called to share more.  Write more.

It makes me physically uncomfortable to share my writing in public spaces.  But it feels like it is flowing out of my pen and into my journal for more than me.  So.  Here you go.
#speakyourtruth #storymedicine #whaleenergy #love #vulnerability #ownyourstory #healing #selfcare #selflove #souldoulaan hour agoDownload
⁣He has this ability to calm my heart.⠀
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I heard the door open and in his little voice he called “I thought you said mama was here daddy...where mama?”⠀
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I was in the bedroom, where I have been taking refuge since 10 pm last night. In agony since 2 am. Reeling from a migraine that continued to ramp up no matter what I throw at it. I had called in to work hyperventilating at 230 am, only to find myself vomiting after hanging up.⠀
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I slept, or tried to sleep through the constant sharp pressure behind my left eye. Shivering under the blankets, tossing and turning, humming, crying, trying to find a comfortable position.⠀
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It’s taken a slew of medications and about 20 hours of sleep to feel well enough to come lay with my baby in the living room. I’m his safe person, which has only amplified since Bumpa passed away. To be honest, he might be mine too.⠀
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He loves me endlessly, with every fiber of his little being; I can feel it. He comforts me with his presence, like his weight laying on my body now.

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I’m back! 😂 (@jillfit) Bet you didn’t miss me but I felt this sense of guilt for abandoning my feed while I did the things I needed to do to recover from my trip & resume #reallife.⁣
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Well…I had really GOOD intentions of sticking with 80% of my ‘normal’ routine:⁣
✅Adequate H20⁣
✅ Intermittent Fasting⁣
❌ Walking⁣
🚷 Workouts⁣
🆘 Eating Healthy⁣
🚫 Meditating⁣
👎🏼 Keeping up with my business goals & training⁣
💤 Posting clever & helpful advice on social media⁣
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Unfortunately I didn’t stick to my ‘plan’ & beat myself up about it for a day or two. Then, I looked back through the collage of photos & memories I gathered while I was back home and realized that…⁣
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Lying on the couch snuggled up in the 30-degree weather (#Iowa) with my coffee & Louis (🐶) on my lap, ‘watching’ the local news for the 12038129th time over with my Dad on Friday morning felt right. 😌⁣
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&… being present during my A M A Z I N G breakfast at @lamiebakery with my Mom was more important than making sure I got it up on the gram before ‘breakfast time’ was over. 😘⁣
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&… engaging in REAL human conversations with the 50something women that have surrounded, supported & shaped me over the last 33 years 🥰 was more important than making sure every photo was perfect (although ya’ll did a great job of capturing it all for me, including my best side 😉). ⁣
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So I could lament in all the ‘should haves’ or I can CHOOSE to be grateful for the memories made…and I chose the latter. ❤️⁣
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#womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womenempowerment #womenwholead #womeninmedicine #healthfirst #eneagram6 #healthylifestyle #notadiet #livehealthy #grateful #healthybodyhealthymind #connection #courage #vulnerability #loveoverfear #authenticity #beyourself #growth #growthmindset #healing #selfcare #clearwater #stpetersburg #southtampa #stpete #tampabay #stpetersburgflorida #stpetersburgan hour agoDownload
I’m back! 😂 (@jillfit) Bet you didn’t miss me but I felt this sense of guilt for abandoning my feed while I did the things I needed to do to recover from my trip & resume #reallife.⁣
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Like what?⁣
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Well…I had really GOOD intentions of sticking with 80% of my ‘normal’ routine:⁣
✅Adequate H20⁣
✅ Intermittent Fasting⁣
❌ Walking⁣
🚷 Workouts⁣
🆘 Eating Healthy⁣
🚫 Meditating⁣
👎🏼 Keeping up with my business goals & training⁣
💤 Posting clever & helpful advice on social media⁣
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Unfortunately I didn’t stick to my ‘plan’ & beat myself up about it for a day or two. Then, I looked back through the collage of photos & memories I gathered while I was back home and realized that…⁣
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Lying on the couch snuggled up in the 30-degree weather (#Iowa) with my coffee & Louis (🐶) on my lap, ‘watching’ the local news for the 12038129th time over with my Dad on Friday morning felt right. 😌⁣
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&… being present during my A M A Z I N G breakfast at @lamiebakery with my Mom was more important than making sure I got it up on the gram before ‘breakfast time’ was over. 😘⁣
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&… engaging in REAL human conversations with the 50something women that have surrounded, supported & shaped me over the last 33 years 🥰 was more important than making sure every photo was perfect (although ya’ll did a great job of capturing it all for me, including my best side 😉). ⁣
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So I could lament in all the ‘should haves’ or I can CHOOSE to be grateful for the memories made…and I chose the latter. ❤️⁣
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#womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womenempowerment #womenwholead #womeninmedicine #healthfirst #eneagram6 #healthylifestyle #notadiet #livehealthy #grateful #healthybodyhealthymind #connection #courage #vulnerability #loveoverfear #authenticity #beyourself #growth #growthmindset #healing #selfcare #clearwater #stpetersburg #southtampa #stpete #tampabay #stpetersburgflorida #stpetersburgan hour agoDownload
I’m back! 😂 (@jillfit) Bet you didn’t miss me but I felt this sense of guilt for abandoning my feed while I did the things I needed to do to recover from my trip & resume #reallife.⁣
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Like what?⁣
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Well…I had really GOOD intentions of sticking with 80% of my ‘normal’ routine:⁣
✅Adequate H20⁣
✅ Intermittent Fasting⁣
❌ Walking⁣
🚷 Workouts⁣
🆘 Eating Healthy⁣
🚫 Meditating⁣
👎🏼 Keeping up with my business goals & training⁣
💤 Posting clever & helpful advice on social media⁣
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Unfortunately I didn’t stick to my ‘plan’ & beat myself up about it for a day or two. Then, I looked back through the collage of photos & memories I gathered while I was back home and realized that…⁣
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Lying on the couch snuggled up in the 30-degree weather (#Iowa) with my coffee & Louis (🐶) on my lap, ‘watching’ the local news for the 12038129th time over with my Dad on Friday morning felt right. 😌⁣
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&… being present during my A M A Z I N G breakfast at @lamiebakery with my Mom was more important than making sure I got it up on the gram before ‘breakfast time’ was over. 😘⁣
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&… engaging in REAL human conversations with the 50something women that have surrounded, supported & shaped me over the last 33 years 🥰 was more important than making sure every photo was perfect (although ya’ll did a great job of capturing it all for me, including my best side 😉). ⁣
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So I could lament in all the ‘should haves’ or I can CHOOSE to be grateful for the memories made…and I chose the latter. ❤️⁣
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#womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womenempowerment #womenwholead #womeninmedicine #healthfirst #eneagram6 #healthylifestyle #notadiet #livehealthy #grateful #healthybodyhealthymind #connection #courage #vulnerability #loveoverfear #authenticity #beyourself #growth #growthmindset #healing #selfcare #clearwater #stpetersburg #southtampa #stpete #tampabay #stpetersburgflorida #stpetersburgan hour agoDownload
I’m back! 😂 (@jillfit) Bet you didn’t miss me but I felt this sense of guilt for abandoning my feed while I did the things I needed to do to recover from my trip & resume #reallife.⁣
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Like what?⁣
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Well…I had really GOOD intentions of sticking with 80% of my ‘normal’ routine:⁣
✅Adequate H20⁣
✅ Intermittent Fasting⁣
❌ Walking⁣
🚷 Workouts⁣
🆘 Eating Healthy⁣
🚫 Meditating⁣
👎🏼 Keeping up with my business goals & training⁣
💤 Posting clever & helpful advice on social media⁣
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Unfortunately I didn’t stick to my ‘plan’ & beat myself up about it for a day or two. Then, I looked back through the collage of photos & memories I gathered while I was back home and realized that…⁣
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Lying on the couch snuggled up in the 30-degree weather (#Iowa) with my coffee & Louis (🐶) on my lap, ‘watching’ the local news for the 12038129th time over with my Dad on Friday morning felt right. 😌⁣
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&… being present during my A M A Z I N G breakfast at @lamiebakery with my Mom was more important than making sure I got it up on the gram before ‘breakfast time’ was over. 😘⁣
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&… engaging in REAL human conversations with the 50something women that have surrounded, supported & shaped me over the last 33 years 🥰 was more important than making sure every photo was perfect (although ya’ll did a great job of capturing it all for me, including my best side 😉). ⁣
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So I could lament in all the ‘should haves’ or I can CHOOSE to be grateful for the memories made…and I chose the latter. ❤️⁣
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#womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #womenempowerment #womenwholead #womeninmedicine #healthfirst #eneagram6 #healthylifestyle #notadiet #livehealthy #grateful #healthybodyhealthymind #connection #courage #vulnerability #loveoverfear #authenticity #beyourself #growth #growthmindset #healing #selfcare #clearwater #stpetersburg #southtampa #stpete #tampabay #stpetersburgflorida #stpetersburgan hour agoDownload
My why:
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“I want women to feel empowered. I want them to know that they have greatness inside of them. I want them to know they are not alone in any of their thoughts, or struggles. I want women to celebrate who they truly are.” 💕
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This is why I am so excited to host WWW Events in Strathmore. I want to create a community where women feel supported. A space for them to be themselves and vulnerable, without judgment. I want to give them a night to themselves to do something that will uplift and inspire them. I want them to have a stronger sense of community.
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Everyone is welcome at Wine, Women & Well-Being Strathmore.

Everyone can sip with us 🍷❤️
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#winewomenwellbeing #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #community #communityovercompetition #entrepreneur #localvendors #supportlocal #events #eventplanning #strathmore #networking #smallbusiness #friendships #support #yyc #alberta #vulnerability #truth #safespace #wine #winenight #girlsnightout #celebrate #love #wwwstrathmorean hour agoDownload
In this moment I am safe, full and complete... continuing to be open, vulnerable, willing to accept receive and create my own reality, where I continue to be a seeker, keeper, lover of life.
Breathe. Keep the faith. Keep seeking. Repeat.
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#vulnerability #seeker #truthseeker #keepthefaith #opentoreceive #believe #willing2 hours agoDownload
The Universe
will play tricks
to test your
wild heart.
She will watch
and she will wait.
She will muddy
the waters
and shake the leaves
off of every tree
until the path
you walk
is shrouded
in layers of decay.
She will nudge you here
and surprise you there,
weaving bends
and breaks
into every turn
you take;
until you are no longer
guided by sight
or firm knowing.
Until finally,
blindfolded and beguiled,
you surrender
to her earthquakes
and lean on feeling
to co-create.
The Universe
will show you
the sheer magic
promised
in every
leap of faith.
#scorpioseason2 hours agoDownload
The face of someone who...
Hurts, feels pain, doesn’t have it all figured out, wonders, wanders, forces, makes mistakes, gets frustrated, feels lost, questions self worthiness, cries, doubts, laments the past and fears the future... But also wholeheartedly believes in love! .
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#life #love #truth #pain #healing #vulnerability #strength #learning #lesson #acceptance #awareness #mindfulness #meditation #peace #growth #gratitude2 hours agoDownload
Keith Haring was a Creative Genius! New blog post on the site about some insights from a recent entry I read from his journals.  Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below xx JRT - LINK IN BIO 💖✨💫 #LOVERSXDREAMERS
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Where there is light, there is also darkness…⁣
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Today marks the start of the mysterious and introspective Scorpio Season and is the perfect time to focus on transformation, growth, and trusting our intuition.⁣ 🦂✨
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With Scorpio being a powerful water sign, it’s no wonder why so many of us begin to feel all the feels this time of year. Emotions are riding high and we are much more sensitive and in tune with what’s going on around us. ⁣
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While this season may be intense, it also offers a period to focus on personal growth and to look inward at all the facets of ourselves and our lives, whether they be good or bad.⁣
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We all have a shadow side. A side of us that holds onto fear and is afraid of vulnerability. A side that succumbs to triggers and lives reactively. We are human and we are meant to have dualities! ⁣
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Part of owning and honoring our dark shadow side is doing the reflective inner work that exposes what hurts or what’s hard. Don’t run. ⁣
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When we invoke the power of Scorpio and allow ourselves to reflect on our triggers and habits, we will discover the light at the opposite end. Our ability to be vulnerable is one of our most unique and special powers as human beings and is the very thing that leads to growth and healing. It starts with showing the world our imperfections.⁣
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So use this season’s intense energy to your advantage and get really clear on the kind of life you want to live, the things you want to learn and develop, and the type of person you want to be. Rediscover and reinvent yourself! Inquire what self-care means for you. What are your needs? Wants? Desires? Decide that THIS is the time to manifest what’s been brewing in your heart and trust your own intuition and heart. ⁣
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The stars are in your favor ✨ ⁣
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#scorpioseason #astrology #growth #transformation #manifest #vulnerability #scorpio2 hours agoDownload
Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur took me on an emotional voyage. Not only is she a fantastic story teller, but she pours vulnerability into her work like I’ve never seen from another author.  I’ve read this and The Sun & her Flowers. Both fantastic emotional journeys! If vulnerability is your new gig check these out immediately! Thank you for your contribution to us @rupikaur_ ! We love you! xx JRT 💖✨💫 #LOVERSXDREAMERS 
@nytimes @andrewsmcmeel .2 hours agoDownload
To every successful dreamer and doer-to fashion designers and creatives- entrepreneurs and pioneers of their best lives and careers. Please visit indie source.com and click on their blog to watch me and read about my vision for living happily and vulnerably. Visit now! #womeninbusiness #jerseyshore #la #fashion #fashiondesigner #fashionista #fashionblogger #fashionweek #blogger #bloggerstyle #bloggerlife #bloggers #vulnerable #vulnerability #ebeffect @indie_source #vegas #magic @vegas #creative #designer #gogetit2 hours agoDownload
The early church didn’t just share space, they shared their lives in every way.
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We all long for deep and meaningful connection...to see and be seen, but it can be hard to go there for a multitude of reasons.
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Let’s start here. Try having a conversation with someone and use these 3 questions as a guide or feel free to answer them in the comment section below:
1. what are you grateful for?
2. What are you anxious about?
3. What are you learning?2 hours agoDownload
I start off all of my events by asking attendees to write down the first word that comes to mind when they hear "mother." It's a powerful exercise that holds space for everyone to explore their relationship to the word — good, bad and ugly. Which is exactly why we write it down, versus saying it out loud. Mothering means something different to all of us, and I want our discussion to cover the spectrum without shame or self-consciousness. 
This honesty and vulnerability is what makes our conversations so transformative. From one simple question, we are able to cast aside social constructs and really examine what motherhood currently means to us, and what we want it to mean going forward.

If this sounds like a practice you're interested in being a part of, I have exciting news for you!

In THREE days, I will be hosting my #MotherCodeIntensive, a half-day event that allows for exploration and redefinition around the concept of motherhood. You can find out more on the specifics and save your spot through the link in my bio. Please feel free to DM me with any questions you might have!

#TheMotherCode #RewriteTheMotherCode #mothercode #mothering #motherhood #youareamother #weareallmothers #rethinkmotherhood #beyourownmom #beyourbestmom #honesty #transparency #vulnerability #constanttransformation #openmotherhood #honestmotherhood2 hours agoDownload
Today is our fourth year of @vanessapetronelli and I as husband and wife. 
Four years of... Love
Growth 
Fun
Laughter
Passion 
Adventure 
Ups
Downs
Support 
Challenge 
Wisdom
Learning. 
After over five years of being with Vanessa, I am of the firm belief that intimate relationship is one of the most powerful ways to experience constant growth and be of deep service and example to the world. Such a beautiful place to both give and receive. To teach and learn. To surrender and create. 
A deep and grateful bow to this woman I chose, and keep choosing, to be my life partner, best friend, business partner, sexy lover, travel playmate and so much more. 
Te amo muito, Vanessa Petronelli. 
Today is for celebrating my wife, our marriage and the life we’ve created. 🙏❤️🥂💍 Tomorrow is for deepening and expanding my mission to helping more men attract, connect and partner with their own well-matched woman. 🙏👊🔥2 hours agoDownload
In a world where we want to put on a MASK to feel good ENOUGH, we’re not actually fooling anyone (but ourselves). Show the WORLD what it’s like to be honest, compassionate, and VULNERABLE. 👌🏽 That’s what’s needed AND that’s what’s valued. It takes COURAGE 💯 #JourneyBasedMindset2 hours agoDownload
Releasing Tears. The Inner War Is Over. 
Day 296 of 2019, Day 1422 of my daily painting practice.🌻Daily paintings are 6x8" and can be purchased for $50 (plus $5 s+h USA)
🌻Prints of all originals are available for order for $20 (plus $5 s+h USA)
🌻To purchase an original or order prints, please email whimsymim@gmail.com
#dailypainter #dailypractice #365artchallenge #yearfour #meghanyates #artmonk #contemporaryart #womenartists #art #painter #originalart #innerlifecreations ✨ #surrender #tears #stories #illuminated #between #warrior #time #open #connection #vulnerability #space #feels #storytelling #light #innerlife #release #spiritualfire #innerwarisover2 hours agoDownload
Anyone else like me?🙋🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ #selflove#Authenticity #Vulnerability #Courage#PurposeLeadLife#ToureRoberts #DevonFranklin #TDJakes #SarahJakesRoberts #shawnbolz #RachelHolis#PurposeAwakening #Wholeness #myauthenticme2 hours agoDownload
"Saying these things out loud makes me realize how infrequently they're said. The more I share, the more you share, and the more people can share. And in doing this, we create a much more rich and complex idea of what it means to be a person."—Grace, Rehumanizer.

#truth #advice #comeforward #lifestyle #vulnerability #strength #courage #bravery2 hours agoDownload
24 Dizzy. Dizziness always felt like falling into vulnerability. Eyelids falling heavily on eyeballs, or my head just crushing on what's in front of me. It's irrepressible, you just have to fall. L'appel du vide at its best... . 
#art #inktober2019day24 #inktober2019 #inktober #ink #dizzy #dizziness #falling #fall #tiredness #illustration #sketchbook #artwork #drawing #dessin #vulnerability #арт #инктобер2019 #инктобер #инктоберчеллендж #инктобер2019день24 #иллюстрация #рисунок #inktoberchallenge2019 #падение #головокружение2 hours agoDownload
I knew that I had to face my ex-husband to discuss some uncomfortable parenting stuff and I did some heavy praying the night before. I called upon every ounce of Love available, my ancestors and my friends for guidance. The answer was clear:

Vulnerability.

Goddamnit. That’s always the answer. 
My very wise friend told me to make the “problem” the problem, not the person into the problem. She said write down the problem and look at it as parents. She told me that I was about to face a Universal Issue. 
My ears perked up because I’m dramatic🤣. She continues to tell me that millions of people have conflict with the ex’s and there’s no solution that most find. She told me to think about my grandchildren. 
Full stop girl. Damn. My grandkids... It was in this discovery that I recognized that my undesirable relationship with my ex was greatly impacted by the fact that everything was so immediate. As in, I’ve been hyper focused on what’s in front of us, how I’m feeling, how we’ve reacted in the past and so on. I haven’t taken a step back to say, “Hey bitch, this isn’t working and hasn’t worked for a good amount of divorced/split people. Is this how you want Noah & Ava’s kids to handle conflict?” Fuck no it’s not! I don’t want them to wrestle with these feelings with no hope in sight. 
So when I sat down with him today, I told him what I realized. I told him that my manipulation was half the problem and that I was sorry. I told him that think we can change the world if we face this hard stuff and work through it. I told him that I valued him and his place in my kids lives. 
Vulnerability. Fuck, it’s hard but clearly the only way towards better. 
P.S. she also told me to do it for myself to prove to MYSELF just how much I’ve grown. I love a good challenge 😏

#coparenting #consciouscoparenting #vulnerability
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For those of you who are new here, hey! I'm Leah. They say the 5 most stress inducing life events humans go through are: 
Death of a loved one.
Divorce.
Moving.
Job loss.
Major illness or injury.
I went through the first 4 all at once, yep, same day. And that was just the beginning of a string of things that needed to fall apart in order for me to arrive where I am today.
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I found that I had been abused emotionally, mentally, physically, sexually, and financially for years. (Lots more on this in my youtube channel: link in bio) I found that I didn't have a proper support system in place to help me come to terms with this brutal truth... A truth that I wanted to avoid admitting at all cost. I found that I didn't know what I wanted out of my life without the lens of someone else's needs. And I also found that at some point I knowingly was choosing this all for myself.🙋🏻‍♀️
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What happens when we take responsibility for our own lives is incredibly exciting and extremely discomforting at the same time. It's through this process of self discovery and total accountability that I have formed my transformational coaching programs for people in transition.
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There is nothing that I tell you that I haven't had to tell myself. I am not a guru or oracle... I am a human being, a student of life, and a voice of compassion. I don't negotiate my value (in work, love, friendship, family, or self-esteem), because I will never ask you to negotiate your own. I pride myself on facilitating a path from codependence to interdependence for my clients. I smile a lot and I cry a lot... basically I "human" a lot. Business in the front, party in the back. (I'm like a mullet? lol) ⠀⠀
The bottom line at this time in my life is this: I don't believe in people being broken... but I do believe that there is no greater place to discover what you're made of than when your life has been broken apart. ⠀⠀
Here in service and truth. ⠀⠀
With gratitude,
Leah
⠀⠀ Ps. When you speak directly from the source of love, you can not fathom the level of impact you will have on the world.
⠀⠀ #authentic #love #purpose #aligned #truth #openness #vulnerability #empowered #lifecoach #smile2 hours agoDownload
#empathy #reachout #courage #authenticity #vulnerability #awareness #compassion #instagram #instagood #instadaily2 hours agoDownload
Me and  @wizkidayo @naomi @naijavybzkartel1 #japan #amsterdam #bk #lagottoromagnolo #jamaica #oldschool #mr #vulnerability #wutangclan2 hours agoDownload
Takes more work to suppress your emotions than to share.
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#adorableMen #depressionhelp #menshealth #mensmentalhealth #workstress #mentalhealformen #workpressure #depressedmen #menanddepression #depressionsupport #workstresshelp #depressionpoems #depressionandanxiety #depressionhurts #depressionsupport #depressionglass #dépression #depressionn #depressioninmen #therapistsofinstagram #therapy #counseling #mft #vulnerability#masculinity #mensmentalhealth #men #empathy2 hours agoDownload
This. 🙏🏻2 hours agoDownload
Facebook Bug Bounty Program Now Includes Third-Party Websites & Apps Integrating With Facebook at HackNews.Co
#bug #bugbounty #bugbountyhunting #bugbountymoney #bugbountyprogram #bugs #facebook #facebookbountyprogram #facebookbugbounty #facebookbugbountyreward #facebookdata #facebookdataleaked #facebookdatasharing #facebookhackbugbounty #flaws #thirdpartyapps #thirdpartydatabreach #thirdpartysites #third-party #vulnerabilities #vulnerability #hacking #hacker #cybersecurity #hack #ethicalhacking #hacknews2 hours agoDownload
One does not stack.
It would be like 
a mouse on the back
of a mouse
on a mouse's back.
Courses of mice,
layers of shivers
and whiskers,
a wobbling tower
mouse-wide,
with nothing more
than a mouse inside. 
Kay Ryan, "On the Difficulty of Drawing Oneself Up" 
#poetry #kayryan #princetagram #vulnerability #alsoafarrowandballcolor4 hours agoDownload
Sometimes, what people need most from us is to be with them in their pain. In moments like this, often the most validating statement we can make to the suffering person is “I have no idea what it is like to feel the way you do right now.” Our first inclination may be to tell them we understand when, in fact, we don’t. We might want to understand. But, that’s not the same. It’s patronizing to pretend we understand when we don’t.
When we search our hearts, we begin to realize that, in these times, when we try to comfort a person in great distress, we are actually trying to comfort ourselves. We do this because we are uncomfortable with their discomfort. Witnessing their pain brings up feelings for us and we react.
It is impossible for us to be truly empathic until we reconcile this. We all suffer in some way or another. When we acknowledge our own woundedness, we can draw on our experience to give someone the love and kindness they need when they’re hurting. 
When we show compassion, when we can sit with a person in his or her pain, we become their spiritual benefactor. Then, not only are they drawn to us, they pass this gift on to yet another. -tg
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#podcast #thepathtoauthenticity #authenticity #podcast #benice #whitman #waltwhitman #benice #theoppositeofsmalltalk #quotestagram #quotesofinstagram #quote #quoteoftheday #qotd #instagram #instadaily #instagood #empathy #vulnerability #trust #understanding9 hours agoDownload