We recently had the wonderful Tamu Thomas talk to Annie over in The Robora Facebook Group. She gave us a lot to think about. “We don’t have to be 'the expert' straight away,” explained Tamu. “We can practice and actually, when you think about it, everything we do is a practice. There is great power in allowing yourself to grow into things. Have patience, go slow.” Our favourite moments of the podcast were the Beyonce lessons, which we can all learn from. "Beyonce was talking about, researching and rehearsing 18 months before Black Is King was released,” said Tamu. “She didn’t just rock up to a studio and start then and there. Beyonce allowed herself to practice, learn and grow into that." So we can keep practising too. Give yourself time to become an expert. To grow your business. If you’re in the Facebook group, you can watch or listen to the whole interview with Tamu now. @livethreesixty #therobora #growthzone #everydayjoy #startupwomen #getunstuck
This boy... He came to us gleaming with joy and announced that he’s ready for camping! I know, darling... it’s not easy when we are in Stage 4 restriction. Mummy and pappa would LOVE to go camping too! Stay safe everyone. 🌱 Backpack from @herschelsupply . Ragnar开开心心的向我们宣布他”打包”好去露营了！行动管制的日子不容易。妈妈跟爸爸也很想去露营。希望大家都平平安安，健健康康的。 . Denne gutten... Han kom til oss og strålte av glede og kunngjorde at han var klar for camping! Jeg vet kjære... det er ikke enkelt når vi har Nivå 4 restriksjoner. Mamma og pappa skulle ønske vi kunne dratt på camping også! Hold dere trygge alle sammen. . . . . . #readyforcamping #camping #klarforcamping #everydayjoy #hverdagsglede #thevikingboyz #thevikingboyragnar #loveragnar #mco #stage4restrictionsmelbourne #staysafe #stayhome #刘睿纳 #露营 #祝大家平安健康
🤩 31 Days of Joy Challenge 🤩 🤣 Day 11 - Start today then every day hereafter with copious amounts of delicious laughter! 🤣 😆 So I think THIS has to be my favourite. Do stuff, say stuff, read stuff, watch stuff, listen to stuff that makes you LAUGH! 😆 🤣 Laughter is my oxygen and I laugh (sometimes too much ) daily.....with my girl, with my family, my colleagues, my friends, complete strangers, the man at the barriers at the train station......anyone.....everyone 🤣 🎧 Once I was on my way to work, listening to a podcast called ‘Dear Joan and Jericha’ (it’s absolutely FILTHY and just hits the mark with my humour ) and I was crying with laughter and loudly snorted and when I looked up, the people around me were laughing too.....totally contagious (and not in a ‘rona way ). When I start my day laughing, it’s going to be a good one! 😂 🤪 I laugh constantly and I truly think this is the key to keeping me resilient, joyful, silly, youthful and keeps the bad stuff away. 🤪 😄 Primrose and I were doing fake laughing at the seaside yesterday. Fake laughing with someone else, pretty much always turns into real laughter.....try it 😀 🧠 Laughter releases all the good stuff, endorphin releasing, immunity boosting, muscle relaxing, anxiety repressing, heart protecting, relationship cementing, negativity distracting, emotion releasing.....the benefits go on and on 🧠 🤔 Have a think.....how much are you laughing daily? If you are not laughing enough, let me know and we can have a chat. We will be cracking up in no time! 😂 Until tomorrow - laters gigglers 😆😆 #mylifeshines #mumlifeuk #mumlife #kidsactivities #lockdownlife #lockdownactivities #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #confidenceinkids #resilience #onlineactivitiesforkids #onlineactivities #onlineclass #mumanddaughter #parentandchildclass #mentalhealthforkids #31daysofjoy #selfcare #joyinthemoment #findingthejoy #everydayjoy #happinesscoach #happinesscoaching #promotinghappyliving #promotingwellness #laughteristhebestmedicine #laughinghard #humourheals #laughterisgoodforthesoul
The cutest -always ♥️ Cocker-Princess #vetdog #looneytoon #tierarzt #orangecockerspaniel #cockerspaniel #cockersofinstagram #grandedame #dogsofinstagram #happy #bestfriend #cockerlove #bestefreunde #hundeliebe #eureHoheit #souldog #everydayjoy #alwaysbymyside #qualitytime #cuddle #doglove #theoneandonly #englishcockerspaniel #putasmileonmyface #herzenshund #veterinarymedicine #vetlife #vetdaily #princess
FLOWERBALL Look at all of these sumptuous beauties. 😍😍😍 August flowers are simply divine. We hope the recipient loved this as much as we did designing it. 💜
sometimes encouragement comes in ways you expect and ways you don't! who knew my atascadero bff would move here, only to become my retreat a few years later? who knew my son would become my coffee date for paperwork and tech decisions? who knew that a long-ago oxnard friend would now be living an hour away? who knew that a long-time friend would be visiting relatives in tyler this week? thank you, Lord, for knowing, orchestrating, encouraging. thanks wendy, alex, noreen, jacque, edwina and judy! #simplepleasures #everydayjoy #friendship #family #thankful #grateful #upcloseandpersonal #itsthelittlethings #itsabigthing #texaslife
Say it again and again until you start believing it! Love and respect starts with YOU. You have the power to shift your whole world just by starting to love, respect and believe in yourself. Yoga can help us tremendously on this journey. Being on our mats allows us to meet ourselves where we are and how to find comfort in that spot. Just by being there, we can start to understand and appreciate the value we offer to the world. Come to your mats and learn how to be good to yourself! #muditayoga #bejoyyoga #bejoy #everydayjoy #yoga #saltlakeyoga #slcyoga #saltlakeyogastudio #utahyoga #meditation #asana #breath #mantramonday #mayaangelou
🏫 As we all try to decide what the best fit is for our children, wonder about the school year and worry about well, everything, we are looking for the easiest, most comfortable solution to this season.⠀ ⠀ 👊🏽But, let's be honest this is hard. And either way you slice this it's going to be a transition.⠀ ⠀ 🤷🏼♀️Whether you are homeschooling, virtual schooling, in schooling, real life schooling, working full time, working part time, stay at home mom... ⠀ ⠀ whatever you situation is - this is different and its going to be different. We are all walking through a hard, difficult time.🙇🏼♀️💆🏼♀️⠀ ⠀ 💪🏽So, as women it's time we rise up and support each other no matter what. We are all trying our best, so why not support one another's decisions.💪🏽⠀ ⠀ It's time mommas, time to love, to be kind and support!❤️⠀
If I can’t be on holiday, I’ll bring holiday to me. With Italian Rosè and Italian sweet treats from @aromicaffe ✨ Remember to treat yourself this week, it’s a form of self care 😘
We can be so consumed by what we are lacking that we create a false narrative that we don't have enough. But all you have is all you need. God can use the little that you have. Nothing is too small or big for Him. ⠀ ⠀ So what do you have that you have been overlooking?⠀ ⠀ Take an inventory of the things that you have and work with that.⠀ ⠀ Seriously. This isn't just a hypothetical. Take out some paper or the notes app on your phone and write down what you HAVE. These things can be talents or strengths you have, resources, items, people, etc. What do you have and what can you do with it?⠀ ⠀ Don't despise the days of small beginnings.
Artwork: @sacree_frangine “𝘐’𝘮 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧... 𝘐’𝘮 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘐’𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮”. - My inspirational client. This beautiful lady thought she could work & achieve her way into the freedom she wanted to experience. She is now learning that feeling her feelings and honouring them, not indulging, but honouring them and creating supportive systems are helping her way more than shutting them down and disassociating does. The feeling tone of this is freedom 🕊. Freedom to start to be who she is, freedom to create the life she wants, freedom from self judgment, freedom to validate herself. What I know to be true is that with practice this will become a part of who she is ❤️. This evening I’ll hold her in my heart whilst I thank my ancestors for guiding me to this work, and as I thank God for allowing me to be a conduit of their prosperity 🙏🏿. To my gorgeous client, thank you for taking up space, for yourself, it’s a joy to witness 😃. *shared with permission.
Dai’s boat, “Our Endeavour” Aberdovey / Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, Mid Wales coast. Loved eating fresh fish & seafood caught on this little boat daily! Lobsters, Mullet, Crab, Prawns... so good! Endless source of entertainment- the sea! #fishing #aberdovey #aberdoveybeach #snowdonia #freshfish #aberdyfi #aberdyfifishingboats #Aberdyfifish #aberdyfiwales #aberdoveyhillsidevillage #inyslas #doveyestuary #dyfiestuary #wales #welshcoast #cardiganbay #aberystwyth #midwales #ourendeavor #everydayjoy #sketchingdaily #sketchingdaily #paintingeveryday #summerpaintchallenge
“In a room full of Art, I’d still stare at the Mirror.” . On Motivational Monday let’s be confident in the beauty we were given. We have to love ourselves first...before we can love others. . Let’s All say 1 thing we LOVE about ourselves. 💗 . Don’t hold back let’s hear it! 👇🏻🥰 I cant wait to hear your comments below. . . . . #motivationmonday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #mondayquotes #mondaymantra #loveyourselfquotes #toddlersofinstagram #wordsofpower #womensupportingwomen #yycfamily #yycmom #bodypositive #selflovejourney #selflovefirst #momsofinstagram #sparkjoy #choosejoy #makeyourownmagic #makeyourownhappiness #everydayjoy #raisethemright #beboldbeyou #youcandohardthings #icaniwillwatchme #myminime 💕 #womenempowerment #bethebestversionofyou #girlboss #womeninspiringwomen #womenempoweringwomen
Get on your mat this week with Mudita! All classes are offered online, but we’d love to see your beautiful faces in our serene (& safe! ) studio. Please sign-up in advance through the MindBody app or by clicking the link in our bio. Monday: 9:30am - Stability, Flexibility & Balance, w/ Lindsey 6pm - Mindful Movement, w/ Carrie Tuesday: 9:15am - Power Vinyasa, w/ Amy 7:15pm - Power Down, w/ Allison Wednesday: 5:30 pm Integrated Flow, w/Ashley 7pm - Restore, w/ Carrie Thursday: 9:15am - Power Vinyasa, w/ Amy 4:30pm - Stretch & Flow, w/ Lindsey Friday: 9:30am - emPower Your Core, w/ Carrie Saturday: 8:30am - Power for All!, w/ Adrienne 10:15am - Restore, w/ Carrie Sunday: 9am - emPower, w/ Carrie #muditayoga #bejoyyoga #bejoy #everydayjoy #yoga #saltlakeyoga #slcyoga #saltlakeyogastudio #utahyoga
Confidence on Tap is a group course.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There will be other women taking part in the same session - BUT it will feel as individual as sitting across the table from me in a 1:1 session. You will get EVERYTHING you need to boost your confidence and it will be AMPLIFIED.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because you'll see everyone else.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You'll get the benefit of their tapping too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Research by Dr Peta Stapleton has shown that tapping in a group can lead to a 43% DECREASE in cortisol - the stress hormone.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, you get the added benefits of seeing others tap, listening to me as I tap - plus you get the wonderful community feeling, knowing that you are not alone, going through this wonderful, weird experience. Seeing others in their a-ha moments, being able to share your stuff with others who really. do. get. it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, you'll get all the wonderful life changing support from me, as if you were the only one in the room - with the incredible support from your fellow group members.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's not to love!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are places on the Confidence on Tap course still available - link is in the bio! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS how calm does this picture look? It's on my vision board right now!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #efttapping #groupwork #confidenceontap
A place to visit in Neustadt is this fantastic restaurant @dasesszimmerneustadt ! We had their super savory polpo and another lovely version of Vitello tonnato along with a very nice #Riesling #bockstein 2014 from great producer @weinmanufakturstefanbreuer #rieslinglover #rieslingtrocken #atablestockholm #atable #vardagslyx #ätagott #drickagott #alltidätagott #alltiddrickagott #alltidätaochdrickagott #livetsgoda #wineanddine #everydayjoy #foodlovers #winelovers #cheva #södermalm #stockholm #homechefs #onlythebest #onlythebestisgoodenough #pfalz #rheinhessen #neustadtamderweinstrasse #winetour2020
This is my life coach, my mirror, a massive part of my joy, my photographer, my splendour and a whole lot more. The other day I pointed out something I had noticed about a person we know adding that I hadn’t noticed it before. There was no judgement I was merely sharing something I had become aware of. My splendour replied, “𝘮𝘶𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘧𝘧 𝘴𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦”. My splendour has also told me that I don’t get frustrated as quickly and that I’m calmer. Last week in an interview someone asked me how I’m so joyful. I’m not joyful all the time but I am joyful most of the time because I allow myself to feel all of my feelings when they arise. They are mine and want to be felt for a reason, so I feel them. This means that more challenging feelings know that they will be tended to so no longer need to have a tantrum to get my attention. Two weeks ago someone I supervise asked why I wasn’t stressed about a situation, I replied, “𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦”. This did not happen overnight. I was the president of the disassociation as a means of control gang for a good 35 years. Over the last 5 years I have been slowly and steadily claiming all my parts, my 360 degrees, not just the 180 degrees that look good on paper. It took a solid 3 years for me to begin to feel a difference inside my body. 3 years to peel off the armour that prevented me from connecting with myself authentically. Embracing the parts I used to avoid has created space for me to see and feel more from a place of loving presence rather than righteous condemnation (judgement’s wing man ). This is why I prefer to take a slower, more tender approach in my coaching practice. In order to return to the truth of who you are or create a new truth you need time and patience. There is so much to unlearn that if we try to go at a pace we are not ready to embody our unconscious will shut us down at light speed and we will embody the story that we are stuck. Patience is indeed a virtue. Thank you my splendour for holding a mirror up for me to see myself a bit clearer.
🤩 31 Days of Joy Challenge 🤩 💫 Day 10 - If you want my advices, put down your devices 💫 👉🏻 I am super guilty of this so I’m kind of telling myself here too 👈🏻 📱 For the last couple of years, I have been mindful about what I am consuming online and it has made a huge difference to my wellbeing📱 😧 Most of the things I was reading on the news and the comments (especially any local pages on social ) was making me feel anxious or angry 😡 😩 (I am fully aware of the contradiction here considering where you are reading this ) but.....try to cut down on social media. This is especially important if you are feeling a bit delicate. When I am having a down day, comparing myself to Insta perfect families will NOT do me any favours at all 😫 🤭 I have muted all the local groups that told me about bad stuff happening in my area. Also, I’ve muted any friends that always share bad news....we’ve all got them 🤭 ☀️ Develop a healthy relationship with your phone: 📣 Mute the bad news 📣 ⏰ Stay off your phone an hour before sleep (this is a game changer for me and is the difference between a good night and a bad night ) ⏰ 💄 Remember that people generally PR their lives on social so best not to compare 💄(💫 Your gratitudes will help enormously with this!💫 ) We know this stuff right? It’s just a little reminder 😊 Until tomorrow - but I imagine you aren’t reading this bit as you’ve already put your phone down 😃 #mylifeshines #mumlifeuk #mumlife #kidsactivities #lockdownlife #lockdownactivities #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #confidenceinkids #resilience #onlineactivitiesforkids #onlineactivities #onlineclass #mumanddaughter #parentandchildclass #mentalhealthforkids #31daysofjoy #selfcare #joyinthemoment #findingthejoy #everydayjoy #happinesscoach #happinesscoaching #promotinghappyliving #promotingwellness #socialmediabreak #putdownyourphone #liveinthenow
•P a r a d i s e• My little slice of paradise ☀️🌴🐠 ⚓️ ___________________________>>...<<___________________________
as i drive back and forth each day...from my sweet retreat in the country with @oldmcdonaldswife and @old_micky_d to my cottage-in-process in town...i pass this little chapel and the field next to it. it's peaceful, a stretch of road where i process my thoughts and i pray. thankful for the green spaces, thankful for the friendship that was waiting for me in texas, thankful for limitless help, encouragement, creativity and great food, thankful for God's plan for this new chapter #movingtotexas #journey #newchapter #newchallenge #countryroads #thankful #countryside #simplepleasures #choosejoy #upcloseandpersonal #itsthelittlethings #itsallinthedetails #seewithneweyes #ispywithmylittleeye #everydayjoy #noticethelittlethings #dontgothroughlifeblindfolded
“I’ll be happier when I get that job...when I make more money…when I finish school...when I meet the love of my life….” Friends, how many times have you caught yourself thinking something like this? “I’ll be happy when X happens” is a common and, indeed, reasonable thought. 🔸 We all run up against various barriers that block our fulfillment, and we all have goals and hopes upon which we’ve hung our notions of future happiness. 🔸 It makes perfect sense to believe that the happiness and fulfillment we want in life — however we’ve defined it for ourselves — will only come when we achieve a certain goal or reach a certain benchmark. 🔸 But by focusing too much on what happiness might look like in the future, it becomes all too easy to forget that we can be happy RIGHT NOW. We often get locked into a particular vision of what happiness looks like for a future version of ourselves and neglect the happiness of our present selves. 🔸 As a result, life may often feel empty or shallow...like you’re in a dull waiting room, anxiously waiting for your name to be called so life can finally start having meaning...or even just finally start. 🔸 If you’re feeling this way, I urge you to check out these three incredibly easy tips to shift your happiness perspective to what brings you pleasure and fulfillment in your everyday life RIGHT NOW. These small changes in how you go about day-to-day life help you pay more attention to much of the richness and meaning that we often lose sight of when we’re overly focused on the future. What’s even more exciting is that these small changes can often have powerful ripple effects that reverberate through multiple areas of your life. 🔸 Find more meaning in life and start feeling happier today. Check out my latest blog post (link in bio ) to read more about how these three tips have helped me, many others, and how they can help you too. 🔸 #lifecoaching #happinesscoach #happinesscoaching #lifecoach #findingmeaning #happinessnow #changeyourmindset #perspectiveshift #philosophy #everydayjoy #selfimprovement #lifeimprovement #joyofeating #meditation #analyzemedia #criticalthinking #selfdevelopment #meaningfullife #findmeaninginlife
#hotinthecity so we are about to try pretty much everything to #cooldown 😁 but even on the hottest days, I still choose my #cupofcoffee to be hot 🤗 #coffeaddict ☕ #mylittleman is to busy with his ice cream, to take a photo 📷 with me . . . #momslifeisthebestlife #momswithcameras #toddlermom #toddlerlife #loveeverymoment #wouldntchangeathing #jelenjaya #loveandhappiness #smallthings #everydayjoy #enjoythelittlethings #enjoyingeverymoment #kunstmuseumbonn #kunstmuseum #fendisunglasses #summerinthecity #weekendsareforfamily #timeofmylife #bonn #holidaymoodon #vacationvibes
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All Mighty Allah is the one behind the smile😃 No room for sadness. #everydayjoy
A delicious lunch at @silvaner_julius . We often have salmon in our dishes but this salmon salad with pickled chanterelles with their absolutely beautiful #scheurebe was a true enjoyment. We went to the shop to bring a few bottles and also found their Scheurebe vintage 2000 and some #Riesling bottles. Then the most delicious dinner at @vogelsburg_volkach and a quick visit to @buergerspitalweingut to get some of their great wines! #scheurebe #riesling #franken #frankenwein #juliusspital #atablestockholm #atable #vardagslyx #ätagott #drickagott #alltidätagott #alltiddrickagott #alltidätaochdrickagott #livetsgoda #wineanddine #everydayjoy #foodlovers #winelovers #cheva #södermalm #stockholm #homechefs #onlythebest #onlythebestisgoodenough #frankenwein #winetour2020 #juliusspital #bürgerspital
Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down... ⠀⠀ Okay it’s not that dramatic, but I had to. 😂😂 ⠀⠀ So I told y’all about our testimony of God providing SO MUCH during this pandemic with my husband losing his job and then the process of him getting a new job. Well that job just happens to be back in our hometown of Coffeyville, KS. ⠀⠀ So we’re moving back home! 😬 ⠀⠀ Honestly I never thought those words would come out of my mouth. I was sure that even if we did ever move again it wouldn’t be back home. But it gets better... not only did we move back to our hometown, we have moved in with my parents (temporarily ). So quite literally, we have moved back home. ⠀⠀ In the past 2 weeks, here’s what has happened: • We moved into the other half of my sisters bedroom. • We have found a house to rent and then a week later it didn’t work out. • Our car tire popped and our car battery died in the same day. • I have struggled with boredom and feeling less than, because I don’t have a job yet. • I have struggled with uncertainty, because I don’t know how any of this is going to play out. ⠀⠀ But here is also what has happened: • We have a place to live while we work on transitioning. • We’ve been in contact with some great realtors and the right house will come at the right time. • My father in law came and fixed our tire and got us a new battery without hesitating. • I have time right now to just relax and prepare myself for this next season. • I know that nothing is too big for God and if He did it before, He will do it again. I know things don’t always work out as planned and life gets hard, but there’s always two ways to look at your situation. You can look at it negatively and let it bring you down or you can look for the positive. There is always something good and if you can’t see it yet, try looking at a different angle. Things don’t have to be perfect for life to be good. ✌🏻
Donning my walking gear for another lockdown escape 🍃 🌧 It’s rained constantly this week (in the north at least ) and I’ve spent a lot of time indoors, but next week I’m going to try to get outside more. It really does do wonders for your mood, which can be easy to forget when the weather is awful and you just want to curl up in bed with a cup of tea. A side note: if you zoom in on this photo you’ll notice my sleeves are over my hands to avoid touching the railing 👀 Anyone else still doing this 12 weeks in?
This morning I went for a bike ride, had brunch with my sister (in takeaway form ) AND wore jeans, which was a really welcome dose of near-normality. 🚲 I won’t lie, I’ve been feeling more than a bit lost since finishing uni over a month ago. But being able to do ‘normal’ things as lockdown restrictions ease - even just wearing jeans instead of joggers - has made me feel a bit more myself. I’m still struggling to get into routine and usually don’t know what day it is, but I’m feeling a bit more hopeful about the future - even if I’m still unsure about what I’m doing next. For now I’m taking things one day at a time and appreciating moments of normality 💫
In the summertime I always go for a morning walk with Elli before it gets too hot outside. On our walks I try to consciously pay attention to the present moment by noticing the surroundings. Little things like a bird chirping, the feeling of the sun on my face, a soft breeze or a beautiful tree in the field. #habitofbeinggrateful
Yesterday was the best day I’ve had in months. While nothing particularly remarkable happened, it was full of small joys. Reading and drinking a great cup of coffee in a cafe. Spending the afternoon writing at the beach. Driving through the rice fields. Chatting with my neighbors and playing with their dogs. These are all things that previously were just regular, everyday occurrences. But now as life in Vietnam is slowly returning to normal, I have such a greater appreciation for these small joys✨
Breakfast in bed 🍳☕ Anyone else finding that they're loving the extra time available at the moment to cook and enjoy food more? I certainly am - from baking cakes to big breakfasts, there's nothing I love to do more than cook 🖤 I also find it really therapeutic and mindful, I get lost in cooking and we all need something to bring us joy at the moment, don't we? What activity are you finding comfort in right now? Happy Tuesday xxx . . . #eggsforbreakfast #veggiebreakfast #vegetarianbreakfast #brunchisalwaysagoodidea #eagrammers #scotbloggers #bloggerswhobrunchscotland #auchterarder #aberuthven #gleneagles #norfolkbloggers #norfolkfoodies #perthshireblogger #perthshirefoodie #blogandbeyond #cornersofmyhome #my5minutesofcalm #everydayjoy #myinspiredsquares #thecosyclub #pocketofmyhome #interiormilk #storyofmyhome #eggrecipes #breakfastidea #healthybreakfastideas #foodbloggeruk #healthyeatsliving
I am a beautiful day, Cocktails on the house, A parade, Lunch in the park, A bonfire; In short happy. . . . *Covid restrictions have loosened here a tad in Western Australia....yay! Drawing brought to you by my 4yr old. #memorylanemonday #iamhappy #findjoy #findhappiness #happinessquotes #happiness #everydayhappiness #everydayjoy #glasshalffull #positivevibes #blackoutpoetry #erasurepoetry #foundpoetry #redactedpoetry #wordsmith #wordstoliveby #lifequotes #insights #observations
🐛🦋☀️🌿🧡 . Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.” Romans 12:2 TPT . . . So... I made this image with the butterflies because to me they are one of the most fascinating creatures that God made. Beautiful, wispy, and light. They start out as as an ugly worm-like insect and hide in a dark cocoon for awhile... but then turn into this beautiful butterfly with all of its brand new color and design on its dainty little wings. Butterflies hold such mystery and wonder. But you know what? As amazing as they are... they aren’t mentioned in the Bible. Not once. You would think something as majestic as a creation as the butterfly, as people watch them in awe, just trying to catch them on the tip of the finger for a closer glance... that they would be mentioned at some point... but you know what butterflies do? They transform. They shed off their old, ugly form and into what they were made to be. They become a new creation. Just like the butterfly... when we give our hearts to Jesus we are transformed into something new. Our hearts and our minds are transformed through the Holy Spirit. I can’t take full credit for this analogy as I read a small part about it online. But how wonderful is it to know when we submit our lives to the Lord that we are being transformed and renewed?! We are being empowered with new wisdom and understanding to live in His perfect will. Even when we feel we don’t measure up or we can’t see outside of our circumstances or when we get too focused on what the world is doing... those of us who have received Jesus are living in the transforming power of the cross. We have hope. We can change the way we think, the way we feel, the way we love, and even the way we respond. We can step forward in full confidence and joy, knowing we can live a rich and satisfying life because of The God who made us. And yeah... that all came from thinking about butterflies. Haha. 🦋 . . #jesusgirl #butterflies #transformation #romans122
Give thanks to all of you who have recently joined the #Soul MamaTribe! Allow me to reintroduce myself.. . . I am Nehanda. I’m named after spiritual leader and warrior #mbuyanehanda of Zimbabwe. . . I’m mixed English and Grenadian and grew up in #Brixton , London (before it was gentrified. ) . . Im blessed to be a #mother to a 4yo girl and 2yo boy. I’m married to my first love, we met aged 16. . . Motherhood changed everything for me. It challenged me and still does, but also gave me the #courage to leave my corporate job as a #diversity #inclusion manager and follow my calling to support #mamas on a path of #healing and #transformation . . . I’m a trained #holisticwellnesscoach and #wombyogatherapist and support women through the #soulmamajourney of #consciousconception #sacredpregnancy and #consciousmotherhood . . . I’m passionate about #honouring #motherhood as a gateway for our deepest #awakening , #generationalhealing , reclaiming #ancient and #indigenous wisdom that has been stolen, reappropriated and then commercialised into spaces that we then often feel excluded from. . . I believe #wellness is for all not just a privileged few. . . I love #speaking and #writing and have just launched the #SoulMamapodcast to share powerful conversations with inspiring #women I know will serve and #uplift you. . . Thank you for being here. 🙏🏽Would love to hear what bought you here and what you’d like to see more of? Xx