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Today I am honoring you.⁣ & today I am honoring who I am because you existed.⁣ ⁣ Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.⁣ To those who want to become Dads.⁣ To those who can never be Dads.⁣ To those who have lost Dads.⁣ And to Dads who have lost children.⁣ To those who never knew their Dads.⁣ And those who are healing because of their Dads.⁣ To those who are celebrating Dads in father figures they gained along the way. ⁣ And to the father figures who have become Dads to those around them.⁣ And… Father Figure, Losing A Child, Happy Fathers Day, Dads, Healing, Journey, Lost, Superhero, Celebrities

Today I am honoring you.⁣ & today I am honoring who I am because you existed.⁣ ⁣ Happy Father's Day to all the Dads.⁣ To those who want to become Dads.⁣ To those who can never be Dads.⁣ To those who have lost Dads.⁣ And to Dads who have lost children.⁣ To those who never knew their Dads.⁣ And those who are healing because of their Dads.⁣ To those who are celebrating Dads in father figures they gained along the way. ⁣ And to the father figures who have become Dads to those around them.⁣ And…

What if the hole you are avoiding is actually a tunnel to something better?⁣ ⁣ Each Father’s Day, birthday, anniversary and holiday I take time to honour my father, Ian.⁣ ⁣ He died 4 years ago from lung cancer. His life and death have radically shifted the course of my journey. Each season of my life uncovers new insights from that experience with him, and I am eager to watch my life continue to unfold in the wake of his loss. ⁣ ⁣ However, this sense of growth is not without deep discomfort… Lung Cancer, Life And Death, My Father, 4 Years, Lunges, Of My Life, Anniversary, Journey, Deep

What if the hole you are avoiding is actually a tunnel to something better?⁣ ⁣ Each Father’s Day, birthday, anniversary and holiday I take time to honour my father, Ian.⁣ ⁣ He died 4 years ago from lung cancer. His life and death have radically shifted the course of my journey. Each season of my life uncovers new insights from that experience with him, and I am eager to watch my life continue to unfold in the wake of his loss. ⁣ ⁣ However, this sense of growth is not without deep discomfort…

Knowledge is not power. ✨⁣ ⁣ All the time you are spending watching, reading and listening to self-mastery information, may be the reason you feel further away from that dream version of yourself. ⁣ ⁣ Learning without integration can create a state of noise that leaves you feeling more overwhelmed and with less direction. ⁣ ⁣ It can become useless if it doesn’t bring you back to yourself, back to your vision and back to a sense of clarity. ⁣ ⁣ As the queen of books, webinars, courses, free… Clarity, Winter Hats, Knowledge, How Are You Feeling, Bring It On, Journey, Leaves, Queen, Learning

Knowledge is not power. ✨⁣ ⁣ All the time you are spending watching, reading and listening to self-mastery information, may be the reason you feel further away from that dream version of yourself. ⁣ ⁣ Learning without integration can create a state of noise that leaves you feeling more overwhelmed and with less direction. ⁣ ⁣ It can become useless if it doesn’t bring you back to yourself, back to your vision and back to a sense of clarity. ⁣ ⁣ As the queen of books, webinars, courses, free…

Where possible; choose joy.✨✨⁣ ⁣ As if you're standing at a fork in the road, when feeling an emotion, pause long enough to look up and see that there is, in fact, an alternative. ⁣ ⁣ Many of our emotions demand, nay, deserve to be felt through to a sense of release.⁣ ⁣ But, sometimes, the niggly kinds of emotions that we feel on a daily basis can be let go of the instant they arrive. ⁣ Not through avoidance, but rather by conscious choice. ⁣ ⁣ When you feel yourself white-knuckle gripping… Fork In The Road, Choose Joy, Looking Up, Letting Go, Alternative, How Are You Feeling, Felt, Journey, Let It Be

Where possible; choose joy.✨✨⁣ ⁣ As if you're standing at a fork in the road, when feeling an emotion, pause long enough to look up and see that there is, in fact, an alternative. ⁣ ⁣ Many of our emotions demand, nay, deserve to be felt through to a sense of release.⁣ ⁣ But, sometimes, the niggly kinds of emotions that we feel on a daily basis can be let go of the instant they arrive. ⁣ Not through avoidance, but rather by conscious choice. ⁣ ⁣ When you feel yourself white-knuckle gripping…

Where possible; choose joy.✨✨⁣ ⁣ As if you're standing at a fork in the road, when feeling an emotion, pause long enough to look up and see that there is, in fact, an alternative. ⁣ ⁣ Many of our emotions demand, nay, deserve to be felt through to a sense of release.⁣ ⁣ But, sometimes, the niggly kinds of emotions that we feel on a daily basis can be let go of the instant they arrive. ⁣ Not through avoidance, but rather by conscious choice. ⁣ ⁣ When you feel yourself white-knuckle gripping… Fork In The Road, Choose Joy, Looking Up, Letting Go, Alternative, How Are You Feeling, Felt, Journey, Let It Be

Where possible; choose joy.✨✨⁣ ⁣ As if you're standing at a fork in the road, when feeling an emotion, pause long enough to look up and see that there is, in fact, an alternative. ⁣ ⁣ Many of our emotions demand, nay, deserve to be felt through to a sense of release.⁣ ⁣ But, sometimes, the niggly kinds of emotions that we feel on a daily basis can be let go of the instant they arrive. ⁣ Not through avoidance, but rather by conscious choice. ⁣ ⁣ When you feel yourself white-knuckle gripping…

Do you know what every one of your goals has in common?⁣ ⁣ 𝐘𝐨𝐮. ⁣ ⁣ And may I guess where you're putting all of your time and energy?⁣ ⁣ 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬.⁣ ⁣ Now, considering those two questions, does it make more sense why pursuing your goals is feeling like such relentless, hard work? ⁣ ⁣ You are focusing on the wrong element of your journey.⁣ ⁣ If you took all the time and energy you put into chasing after your goals, toward developing and growing the very thing that your… May I, Do You Know What, Relentless, Hard Work, Journey, Goals, This Or That Questions, The Journey

Do you know what every one of your goals has in common?⁣ ⁣ 𝐘𝐨𝐮. ⁣ ⁣ And may I guess where you're putting all of your time and energy?⁣ ⁣ 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐚𝐥𝐬.⁣ ⁣ Now, considering those two questions, does it make more sense why pursuing your goals is feeling like such relentless, hard work? ⁣ ⁣ You are focusing on the wrong element of your journey.⁣ ⁣ If you took all the time and energy you put into chasing after your goals, toward developing and growing the very thing that your…

What they told you is wrong. ⁣ ⁣ It is easy to buy into common clichés about self-mastery + development, because let’s face it, we want answers, relief, happiness + success, and we want it to be easy/ immediate. ⁣ ⁣ But you deserve to know the truth so you can stop chasing your tail with vague guidelines of self-discovery, and start applying real concepts that will bring you closer to home (yourself). ⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡: 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐟*𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝. ⁣ ⁣ Self-care is not:⁣ ⁣ ✖️Bubble… Bring It On, Let It Be, Know The Truth, Self Discovery, Bubble Bath, Closer, Told You So, Happiness, Journey

What they told you is wrong. ⁣ ⁣ It is easy to buy into common clichés about self-mastery + development, because let’s face it, we want answers, relief, happiness + success, and we want it to be easy/ immediate. ⁣ ⁣ But you deserve to know the truth so you can stop chasing your tail with vague guidelines of self-discovery, and start applying real concepts that will bring you closer to home (yourself). ⁣ ⁣ 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡: 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐟*𝐜𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝. ⁣ ⁣ Self-care is not:⁣ ⁣ ✖️Bubble…

Are you listening?⁣ ⁣ No, man. Not to this blondie. I mean to yourself? ⁣ ⁣ Just as we can distinguish between our thirst and hunger cues, we must learn to discern between all the things our body/mind/heart/soul is trying to tell us. ⁣ ⁣ This weekend I have been tired as heck. ⁣ ⁣ My eyes have felt heavy, my body lethargic and my thoughts rather slow. I have also had an underlying sense of sadness, anxiety and emptiness. ⁣ ⁣ Just as I started to buy into the thinking that something was… Distinguish Between, Our Body, Sadness, My Eyes, Tired, Anxiety, Felt, Journey, Thoughts

Are you listening?⁣ ⁣ No, man. Not to this blondie. I mean to yourself? ⁣ ⁣ Just as we can distinguish between our thirst and hunger cues, we must learn to discern between all the things our body/mind/heart/soul is trying to tell us. ⁣ ⁣ This weekend I have been tired as heck. ⁣ ⁣ My eyes have felt heavy, my body lethargic and my thoughts rather slow. I have also had an underlying sense of sadness, anxiety and emptiness. ⁣ ⁣ Just as I started to buy into the thinking that something was…

You can exist without fear.⁣ But fear cannot exist without you.⁣ ⁣ Do not let it fool you into thinking it is the other way around.⁣ ⁣ Whether it be fear, doubt, shame, anxiety, apprehension or pain: these are all guests in your home.⁣ ⁣ You have the authority, power, ability and capacity to show these the door at any point. Or perhaps, not even let them in when they come knocking. ⁣ ⁣ That is not to say we mustn't feel what is asking to be felt, but to use our own discretion in choosing… The Fool, Things To Think About, Anxiety, Felt, Journey, Leather Jacket, Let It Be, Fashion, Studded Leather Jacket

You can exist without fear.⁣ But fear cannot exist without you.⁣ ⁣ Do not let it fool you into thinking it is the other way around.⁣ ⁣ Whether it be fear, doubt, shame, anxiety, apprehension or pain: these are all guests in your home.⁣ ⁣ You have the authority, power, ability and capacity to show these the door at any point. Or perhaps, not even let them in when they come knocking. ⁣ ⁣ That is not to say we mustn't feel what is asking to be felt, but to use our own discretion in choosing…

⁣How to release suffering?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This one is a biggie, I know. ⁣⁣ But bear with me.✨💜⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Summary - the ending of suffering has absolutely nothing to do with the uncomfortable experience ending, as we all hope it to be.⁣⁣ The ending of suffering only comes from releasing the beliefs around it. ✨⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫:⁣⁣ ⁣To release suffering, you need to release the belief that you lack something, or the belief that your current experience is 'wrong'. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫… Summary, This Is Us, Journey, Bear, Abstract, The Journey, Bears

⁣How to release suffering?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This one is a biggie, I know. ⁣⁣ But bear with me.✨💜⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Summary - the ending of suffering has absolutely nothing to do with the uncomfortable experience ending, as we all hope it to be.⁣⁣ The ending of suffering only comes from releasing the beliefs around it. ✨⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫:⁣⁣ ⁣To release suffering, you need to release the belief that you lack something, or the belief that your current experience is 'wrong'. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫…

Why counting down the days until this is over, is NOT working for you...⁣ ⁣ ('𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴' : 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘶𝘱, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘫𝘰𝘣 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 - 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯) ⁣ ⁣ We have been ruthlessly taught to pursue the outcome; to stick it out until a certain emotion or experience… Work On Yourself, Finding Yourself, No Experience Jobs, Financial Stress, Stick It Out, Grief, Breakup, Counting, Journey

Why counting down the days until this is over, is NOT working for you...⁣ ⁣ ('𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴' : 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘤, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘶𝘱, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘧, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘴, 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘫𝘰𝘣 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 - 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘪𝘯) ⁣ ⁣ We have been ruthlessly taught to pursue the outcome; to stick it out until a certain emotion or experience…

Are you brave enough to look wider than what hurts? ⁣ ⁣ '𝘪𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.'⁣ ⁣ Mark Nepo talks about Misery in the most poignant way. He goes on to say...⁣ ⁣ '... 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. ⁣ 𝘚𝘰, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳… Stems, Brave, Perspective, It Hurts, That Look, Journey, In This Moment, Feelings, Drift Wood

Are you brave enough to look wider than what hurts? ⁣ ⁣ '𝘪𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦.'⁣ ⁣ Mark Nepo talks about Misery in the most poignant way. He goes on to say...⁣ ⁣ '... 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨. ⁣ 𝘚𝘰, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳…

Yesterday we said goodbye. ⁣ ⁣ In amidst all this worldwide unease, mine and my family's focus turned inward as our Gran passed away in our home, during lockdown. ⁣ ⁣ It's not the first time I've cared for a person who is dying, and as my life's path would have it, I'm sure it won't be the last.⁣ ⁣ It was an earth shattering privilege when I tended to my Dad in his last days.⁣ And this time, with my Gran, was no different.⁣ ⁣ As ironic as it sounds: the day was full of LIFE. ⁣ ⁣ 𝘐𝘵… Said Goodbye, Journey, Earth, Life, The Journey, Mother Goddess, World, The World

Yesterday we said goodbye. ⁣ ⁣ In amidst all this worldwide unease, mine and my family's focus turned inward as our Gran passed away in our home, during lockdown. ⁣ ⁣ It's not the first time I've cared for a person who is dying, and as my life's path would have it, I'm sure it won't be the last.⁣ ⁣ It was an earth shattering privilege when I tended to my Dad in his last days.⁣ And this time, with my Gran, was no different.⁣ ⁣ As ironic as it sounds: the day was full of LIFE. ⁣ ⁣ 𝘐𝘵…

First of all - I have no idea why my shirt is tucked into my sweatpants. It serves absolutely no purpose besides drastically reducing sex appeal.⁣ Yet, here we are 🤷🏼‍♀️😅⁣ ⁣ Second of all, and most importantly - ⁣ ⁣ please take a moment to remind yourself that your version of lock down is absolutely perfect: 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞. ⁣ ⁣ It's easy to get caught up in someone else's story, and forget to check in with your own.⁣ ⁣ We see… Second Of All, Got Caught, It's Easy, Purpose, Forget, Take That, Journey, Sweatpants, Posts

First of all - I have no idea why my shirt is tucked into my sweatpants. It serves absolutely no purpose besides drastically reducing sex appeal.⁣ Yet, here we are 🤷🏼‍♀️😅⁣ ⁣ Second of all, and most importantly - ⁣ ⁣ please take a moment to remind yourself that your version of lock down is absolutely perfect: 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞. ⁣ ⁣ It's easy to get caught up in someone else's story, and forget to check in with your own.⁣ ⁣ We see…

4 years.⁣ ⁣ Thank you for changing my life, Pops. 💜⁣ ⁣ ---⁣ ⁣ I used to think that grief only belonged to those who had experienced a death.⁣ ⁣ Or that it was something quite morbid, only felt in a heavy way after big losses.⁣ ⁣ Now I've come to see that grief is a daily occurrence. ⁣ ⁣ Something felt regularly, by regular people, about regular things. That it belongs to everyone. ⁣ ⁣ We grieve relationships, pets, plans that fell through, expectations never met, versions of ourselves… Change My Life, 4 Years, Grief, Relationships, Death, Journey, How To Plan, Big, People

4 years.⁣ ⁣ Thank you for changing my life, Pops. 💜⁣ ⁣ ---⁣ ⁣ I used to think that grief only belonged to those who had experienced a death.⁣ ⁣ Or that it was something quite morbid, only felt in a heavy way after big losses.⁣ ⁣ Now I've come to see that grief is a daily occurrence. ⁣ ⁣ Something felt regularly, by regular people, about regular things. That it belongs to everyone. ⁣ ⁣ We grieve relationships, pets, plans that fell through, expectations never met, versions of ourselves…

I hope you are okay. 💜⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I hope you are creating a new norm for yourself.⁣⁣ I hope you are breathing through it.⁣⁣ I hope you are reaching out if needed.⁣⁣ I hope you are expanding instead of contracting.⁣⁣ I hope you are leaning into it. ⁣⁣ I hope you are approaching this time with curiosity.⁣⁣ I hope you are asking yourself what this period is teaching you. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But above all, I hope you realize... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Just how resilient you are. ⁣⁣ +⁣⁣ Just how fluid you can be. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Lean in. ⁣⁣… Its Okay, I Hope You, Curiosity, Period, Journey, Teaching, Its Ok, The Journey, Education

I hope you are okay. 💜⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I hope you are creating a new norm for yourself.⁣⁣ I hope you are breathing through it.⁣⁣ I hope you are reaching out if needed.⁣⁣ I hope you are expanding instead of contracting.⁣⁣ I hope you are leaning into it. ⁣⁣ I hope you are approaching this time with curiosity.⁣⁣ I hope you are asking yourself what this period is teaching you. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ But above all, I hope you realize... ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Just how resilient you are. ⁣⁣ +⁣⁣ Just how fluid you can be. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Lean in. ⁣⁣…