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Life is boring without shit happening. Comment below if you agree. 🌸
So I'm on a #30daychallenge . And a big part of that is #mealprep . As you can see, I raided the woollies health food aisle for today's lunch. The challenge consists of ✔️morning workouts, without fail (rest day =stretch/yoga)
✔️meal prep each night ✔️morning routine — a whole post in itself ✔️evening routine — as per above ✔️Skincare! Just invested in a whole range of @sukinskincare for morning & evening to combat dryness and the effects of heating , temperature change etc over winter ✔️Insert FUN! Every day I need to include something just purely for fun & creativity & play.
All the above is about winter mindset and health. I'll be posting daily ....anyone want to join?
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I took this photo in @araluen_botanic_park a few years ago. Was luck to have this butterfly still for a few moments as I took this picture.
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NEW “NORMAL”. In the last past ten years I’ve dealt with my fair share of changes. Marriage, pregnancy, motherhood, career, home, my mental + physical state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When my boys are at karate lessons I get a few minutes to myself and I usually wander over to Walmart. There are times when a sad song comes on and all of a sudden I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing with my life. Wtf happened? Where did the time go? What the hell am I doing here?! 😂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I lived downtown for most of my adult life and had an exciting job in the fashion industry. I worked hard and played hard. My husband was my best friend and I was excited to start a family with him, but really had no idea of how much my life would change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After I had kids, I was in survival mode. I completely lost myself and was grateful for just making it through the day. I was emotionally + physically drained. Quality time with my husband turned into tag teaming the kids to each other so we could at least have a little bit of time devoted to self care. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here I am at my new normal. Still struggling with trying to be present and doing the best I can. Living in the suburbs with my family, running a business, looking in the mirror and appreciating the new me. Grey hairs, wrinkles, post birth(s) body, and all. Embracing change + focusing on gratitude. The twists and turns haven’t always been easy, but there is always something to be grateful for. The saying that the days are long and the years are short is so very true.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you experienced a new normal recently? How did you cope?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It’s official, I’ve turned into a Nana!
I’ve picked up an old hobby from my childhood and have started KNITTING!
Nothing complicated, just a neck warmer which is basically just a lazy scarf, but knitting none-the-less.
And, it’s given me a BRAIN-BREAK!
A hobby is like a series of tiny problem solving exercises, getting that frontal love of our brains engaged and allowing a feeling of relaxation for a few minutes.
Try finding yourself a HAPPY HOBBY - here’s some guidelines. Make it... AVAILABLE - something that you can lay your hands on instantly without hassle.
CONTINUING - something that can be picked up and put down easily.
ENGAGING - something that will take your attention for a few minutes at a time.
That spells ACE just to help you remember!
Doing a crossword or puzzle?
Picking up a handcraft?
Reading a book with short chapters?
Why not give yourself a BRAIN-BREAK today with a HAPPY HOBBY!
I’ve never been happier with who I am, and it’s hard to make that statement without launching into a list of the things that have changed about me, that in retrospect, I now dislike.
I don’t know if it’s the chaos of adolescence, or my own unique background, but I used to be painfully ungrounded and insecure. In my core I’d internalised all the tragedy in the world and felt ashamed of and responsible for it. I felt like martyrdom / self sacrifice was the only justifiable way to live because placing value on my own emotions as though they had legitimacy in the context of the world, felt ‘self absorbed,’ ‘dramatic’, millennial,’ ‘egotistic,’ all the things ‘spiritual’ people say about those who express the boundaries of their individuality, which I now feel is the first step to honouring the sanctity of life.
Sure, I was a bit emotional, sometimes a bit hypocritical by being judgemental and single minded, choosing inclusion over what was right, my clothes raggy, my hair unbrushed, my face and abdomen bloated from constant restriction, I was a bit guarded and sometimes hard to relate to. But I was also innocent, funny, and tried my best to make people smile and feel loved even on bad days. In return all I wanted was the occasional hug and real conversation about existence, and to talk about just how much, sometimes, I wanted to die. But I couldn’t accept these things about myself. So it’s no surprise I then walked into a relationship that made all of my fears come true and made me doubt the only things I valued about myself. By the end, I couldn’t look in the mirror.
Among many other pressures and stresses, at 21, I broke down and tried to kill myself 3 times in one week. During which, I experienced sexual violence and emotional abuse at the hands of my first love. While he was the only one who knew I was trying to end my life. And I came out of it excluded by my community, doubted by police and with too many scars to bear. PTSD took over my life, but also became my only friend and teacher, giving me the ultimatum: Heal or die.
And in that process of trying to learn what it ACTUALLY was to love myself, weirdly, I transformed. (cont in comments)
I’ve finally added Performance Anxiety, Sex Anxiety & Sex Avoidance is now up on the blog & also a new recipe up on “cooking on a budget with an exhausted mama”! I hope you enjoy xo www.clitinascorner.com
While looking for a relationship we always say that we're looking for our "better half". While the term is endearing and heartwarming, the term also conveys that we as individuals are half and we need another person (who is also half) to make us whole, to complete us.
But now here's the ULTIMATE truth- We are already whole and complete!! Being in a relationship and in love can add joy to life but it's not the answer to everything.
Our lives work on the "law of attraction". Happiness attracts happiness, love attracts love. Which only means that if you're happy and feel self-love, that's what you'll attract in the world.
Therefore, work towards being whole and complete within yourself. Work towards self-love and self-care. Do things that are exciting to YOU and make YOU feel happy. This in no way makes you selfish, this only helps you become more comfortable with yourself.
As the toddler days approached I was ready and prepared to be a “chicken nugget” mom. Yanno the mom that lets her kid eat only chicken nuggets.
Needless to say we are falling full force into toddlerhood and Im shook. I never thought I would be an “egg roll” and sometime “tamale” mom. Everyday this kid has had me asking “what do I really know about motherhood” and I love that so much.
What was your kids fav food???
if you haven’t heard of metaphysics i highly suggest you look into it. you won’t look at life the same way or have the same mindset. I remember when I read a book on law of attraction i was astounded and skeptical until I did research and came across metaphysics. I’m also Christian and was having major doubts in God, and this actually brought me closer to Him. Yes it’s a philosophy, one backed up by quantum physics and mentioned in every religion. This isn’t a “new age philosophy that them weird crystal hippies are into” (no hate btw crystals do have power. God put on earth everything we needed) Aristotle was the one who first discovered Metaphysics, but it can be found in every religious textbook in some way or the other.
Every religion it encourages meditation and even that it’s key to becoming closer with God and even speaking with him. Every religion tells you that you’ll only become closer to God and blessed if you follow his basic rules: being kind and loving and respecting everyone and everything around you. It’s a little more extensive than that, but basically that’s it. You are an antenna and your words, actions, thoughts, and feelings are the radio signal. Whatever your signal puts out is what you’re going to see. If you are a good or positive person, you’ll attract love (God is love) and if you are bad or negative person, you’ll attract evil and hate. (Devil is hate). Just like switching channels, you can change your life. Be more mindful of what you’re emitting into the universe, because it could be your own fault that things aren’t going your way. Do and be positively and good, trust in God, and just act as if everything is already the way you want it to be, and it’ll be. ❤️ but please look into metaphysics if you haven’t so you can understand fully what it is. You can be Christian/Muslim/Jewish or whatever your religion is, and still study philosophy and science. because it’s what helped me become an even stronger Christian.❤️ .