It took me 24 years to finally realize that there's nothing wrong with loving myself more, caring for myself first, and choosing happiness over nobility. There's absolutely nothing wrong if you put yourself first, before anything else. Stop being chained by the belief that in order to express true love, you have to sacrifice your own health, your own time, or your happiness in general. Love yourself first, it is the first step you take before you can love others.
Fall in love with your own life, and everything else will follow.
Listen I get it. Not every woman is like this but this doesn’t pertain to them. Just like I don’t think the “all men are assholes and narcissist” post pertain to me. I’m just saying that I see this way too much and enough of you see this to understanding what I am talking about. Girls out here chasing guys that don’t have their shit together as men but might be a little cute. Might have some nice tattoos and dress well while all their gfs think the guy is hot. Dudes that run around treating women like shit because they allow them too. Chasing the guy that doesn’t have drive but drives a nice car. I’m just not built for this era. I was raised to be a different type of guy because of the father and mother I have within the culture that was instilled in me. I think I was born in a different era. .
Five years ago, my sissy and I went to a Tony Robbins conference for my thirtieth birthday. Say what you will about the man, but we wanted personal enrichment, and we sure got it. I don’t think I’ve ever scribbled so much on my notepad.
We spent four days fully emerged in self-improvement. I had just given birth, and thought time away from my baby might kill me, but after one visit, I was fine. We were walking fire and getting inspired (literally).
When we returned from the retreat, we were so excited to share our experience with the world. We posted some photos, and between the two of us, we got a total of four likes.
The very next day, I posted a picture of my infant doing tummy time and almost broke the internet.
It was in that moment I received this message: babies are better than betterment.
And the same holds true all these years later. I write a blog about authenticity, and my “suggested follows” on Instagram are still mothers and babies in matching outfits. Cute, but where’s my world changers, IG?
I think this is why many women struggle to find their worth as their children age. Being a mother is the best job on the planet, but pretty soon my hours are going to be cut from full time to as needed. Our kids grow, and thank goodness for that! But if we haven’t taken the time to enrich our own lives while raising them, what’s left when they leave?
I’m glad I stepped away as a new mother—and continue to do so as a seasoned one. Self-help conferences aren’t for everyone, but self-care certainly should be.
So whatever lights your fire, run—don’t walk—over the coals to find it.
Make sure to balance the elements. Right not water and fire are calling out to be balanced. Working on your sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra is essential right now.
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qotp: fave lyric from miss americana?
aotp: “boys will be boys then, where are the wise men?”
Today’s self-lesson is “Never say never.” I used to say I would NEVER do Beachbody, but I guess I didn’t really know what it was?! Since the YMCA is not in our financial or time budget right now, I needed something to fill the gap and give me an extra push! I’m not in a group, I’m not using a coach and I’m not becoming one. I am going to use their workouts and programs to keep myself motivated and get a great workout on days I can’t make it to Fit4Mom Kitsap. My first challenge I’ve chosen is the 21 Day Fix Extreme! I am not doing the nutrition portion because I’m not trying to lose weight and I’m breastfeeding, so just the workouts for me. This will help me stay on track for goal #1 and #2! Two days in and I already feel motivated and sore - win win! #beachbodyondemand#21dayfixextreme#selfcare
WHAT DOES SELF CARE LOOK LIKE TO YOU? -
for me today, it was going to my favorite cafe for a matcha, doing my Sunday grocery shop at that farmers market, taking a nap AND (something that most people probably wouldn’t say) crying/venting to my mom for a good two hours this morning.... and lemme tell you, it felt so good. -
as you probably know from my stories, yesterday I was feeling immensely anxious- something that I really haven’t felt on that level in a while. Almost all of yesterday I was feeling scattered, ungrounded, and anxious. why? Because I haven’t been checking in with myself and my emotions. -
I love my life and I love everything that I’m doing right now. truly, I couldn’t be more grateful. with that being said, I’m also going through a lot of change and growth, and I’m probably not doing a great job at checking in with how IM feeling. I’ve been overworking myself, spreading myself a little too thin, and feeling overwhelmed. This is all normal + a part of life! I put a lot of pressure on myself to show up for others, but sometimes I need to do a better job at doing that for myself. I felt myself crashing down yesterday so I took the day for things that will make me happy. and as a result, I’m feeling reinspired and recharged 🤗 thank you for being patient with me as I have been a little absent :)
enough sappy rambling.. here’s my beautiful (and sustainable) haul from the farmers market + WF! I forgot how much I love the Sunday farmers market, it made me feel so much better after my whirlwind of a morning ♥️ if you took anything from this- always check in with your emotions. If you need to cry, cry. you’ll feel a whole lot better ✨ #madebymorrea#sustainability#farmersmarket#selfcare#noplastic#zerowaste
If your like me and LOVE EGGROLLS... This is a little healthier option.. 1 half of Purple Cabbage, quarter Green Cabbage, about 6 mushrooms, a half of an onion, 4 cloves of garlic, green onion, alittle cilantro, 2 carrots shredded, salt, pepper and aminos steamed for about 3-5 mins. I fried the egg roll wraps in avocado oil. Its a rainbow of foods. A much healthier option than a convetional egg roll. Its a modified egg roll, rice bowl.. 😉😉 My partner likes his meat so for him I added ground beef if you take out the wrapp its a keto meal! #eathealthy#dinner#homemade#healthychoice#happiness#foodie#keto#recipes#healthy#smart#clearity#manifest#love#selfcare#full#yummy#tummy
Your mindset is everything 💪👌 Stay mentally strong and remember to show yourself love. .
I strongly believe that affirmations have power. I also believe that we can create our reality from the inside out. It's so freeing ! 😍
We are not our bodies, we are not our homes or cars. There's so much more to life, and humans, than possessions and vessels. Kindness does matter and not all people are bad, even if you've encountered some of the worst ones, it's not impossible to find the good ones. With work on boundaries, you will start to attract better and better ones. As you grow, your friendships and relationships should also evolve and grow.
Don't mistake my kindness for weakness. I have been through a lot and I'm not putting on a fake smile or action, I mean it when I say that I care. But I won't tolerate abuse in any form.
#regram from @empathsbelike#vibratehigher#empath#selfcare#selflove#youmatter#bekind#kindnessmatters#growth
Skincare is self-care 💆🏻♀️there is nothing selfish about it. It’s not a luxury, but a necessity. Everyone’s self-care looks different. This is what mine looks like 😍😍😍 There was a point in my life where I didn’t like my skin, lack of brows/lashes... I was hiding and wearing makeup to bed just to cover it up instead of deal with it. Rodan and Fields was the best decision for me. 2 years later, now I am launching my own business. Who knew?!?! 🤷🏻♀️ Never limit yourself, chase your passions no matter how big or small. #executiveconsultant#rodanandfields#selfcare#redefineregimen#reverseregimen#skim#facial#antiaging
😴BUSY WEEK AHEAD🥰
There is one more week of summer and I am making the most of it! First I am working 41 hours in 4 days with working 8am-9pm for three of those days!! (I’m tired already🥵)!
But then it is my cousins wedding and I have been counting down the days now for almost a year! I cannot wait to celebrate her special day and reunite with my family I haven’t seen since Christmas❤️ @athomps90
Then I am FINALLY going to my grandparent’s cottage for the rest of the long weekend!! I haven’t been to Brechin all summer and I cannot wait to go back enjoy the beach with some incredible lifelong friends and family💙🏖
Also this planner is the only thing getting me through the week! I purchased it last weekend with @lindsey_starkman and we spent the following two hours planning with stickers and colours (as you can see)🌈
I cannot wait to take the weekend off and just focus on having fun! Finally no work weekend!💥
I gained more clarity, more business, more peace and freedom. This week I didn’t need to post a win, a victory, a thought or an experience and they ALL happened. After having my FB account for over 14 years and IG for over 9, it was time to be completely disconnected.
☀️The warmth of spring is just around the corner, this calls for a lighter, oil-free moisturiser to help avoid breakouts and blemishes☀️
Prepping out lavender for some of our adorable little lavender sachets, a traditional item that is fading... but I'll never let go!! Meant for your drawer of delicates or under your pillow, lavender sachets make you feel so fancy. #gofancy#extra
Did you know Young Living has three different types of eucalyptus oil? 🌿Eucalyptus Radiata has a sharp, citrusy aroma that is fresh and clean.
Origin: Australia +Turn your shower into a spa! Add 5–10 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata on a warm, damp washcloth and placing it just out of direct contact with the water before showering. +Try diffusing Eucalyptus Radiata by itself or pair with Peppermint. You will feel so relaxed! +Knock out any stale odors in a room with a DIY room refresher spray with Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil. 🌿Eucalyptus Globulus has a bold, vibrant, and earthy scent that is beloved for its stimulating and cleansing properties.
Origin: China +Add a couple of drops of Eucalyptus Globulus to your favorite facial cream! +Breathe fresh! Enjoy an uplifting experience by inhaling Eucalyptus Globulus directly or rubbing it on your chest. +Diffuse Eucalyptus Globulus before or during your next workout. +Give your muscles a break by adding Eucalyptus Globulus to V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and using it for a relaxing massage. 🌿Eucalyptus Blue has an herbaceous, spicy aroma that is invigorating.
Origin: Ecuador +Add a few drops of Eucalyptus Blue to a cold, wet washcloth and wipe your face and neck to cool down quickly. +Try this wonderful diffuser blend
4 drops Eucalyptus Blue oil
3 drops Lavender oil
3 drops Citrus Fresh oil
Which is your favorite Eucalyptus?
Hello Mamas. Happy Sunday. Today I want to talk about self care. Self care can be anything you want it to be. The main focus is catering to yourself. I’m still figuring out the balance of momming and fitting myself into that schedule. I’ve learned quickly how important it is to make use of your spare time...which comes far and in between at this stage.
Every Sunday we swim and Audrey is usually pooped...then it clicked. Sunday is still my day. I just have to use my time wisely. I woke up at 7, did laundry and finished my school work. Fixed my tea. Got Audrey and myself belongings together. I asked Daddy (Audreys father) to take some things off my plate before he went to work so I could get other things done 💪🏾teamwork. We got back from swimming..Audrey ate and napped. I had my bath caddy ready to go and I took full advantage of that time.
Let’s get into these products tho.
Aloe Facial Cleansing Foam by Holika Holika - They say Korea has the best beauty products and I really enjoyed this wash. It was light, fresh, and very moisturizing. A little goes a long way.
Pierre’s Healing Mineral Facial - this is a go to when I’m feeling like my skin is looking “tide” say it with me “tide” not tired “tide”! I love how my skin feels and looks
Eucalyptus Dead Salt Scrub- one of my all time fave exfoliant. It’s the perfect formula. The texture never changes.it exfoliates skin while leaving it Uber smooth from the natural oils within it...and it makes the bathroom smell amazing.
My Tweezerman foot grater (I don’t know the real name and I’m not googling it 😌)- wearing sandals all summer and not properly moisturizing every nook and cranny can leave your feet dry...BUT I REFUSE to have crusty, dry skin on my heels as if I did manual labor with them. This is your at home assistant that removes dead skin then files your heel to keep everything in tact. This is a must have product!
My Collagen Hydrogel Lip Patch- so I have a few lip patches and this is the first one I’ve tried...although I can’t say I loved it. It kept sliding. When I pulled it off I did pay my lips dry, but I didn’t feel a major difference. I have others and will be testing them.
I'm back! Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great summer! I basically took the whole summer off to focus on myself and my family. I am ready to get back to it and dive in head first! I am so excited to see everyone!
Exercise can be used effectively as a stress management tool, however, exercising incorrectly can also be an unhealthy form of stress. So what do you do? This week’s blog is all about understanding how stress works on your body and what you can do to manage it.
Link in our bio. #stress#exercise#stressrelief