What's your good place? Describe it in the comments below 👇😂💖
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22866 hours ago
Focus on the blessings in your life and find a way to be of service to others in your community. This is a recipe for a fulfilling and meaningful life. 🌸
Today, nearly 1300 women and a few good men attended the 2019 Power of the Purse for @unitedwayinc Funds raised during this event benefit hardworking women and families who struggle to make ends meet. These are ALICE (asset limited income constrained employed) families, living paycheck to paycheck and deciding between home/auto repairs, medical bills and putting food on their table. They are your neighbors, coworkers, friends and family. You just don’t necessarily know this about them. 👨👩👧 👨👩👦👦
What a joy and inspiration to hear from @francinewardlawyer I’m so grateful to have met her and incredibly touched that she spent time chatting with me after the event! 🤗❤️
I’m proud to be a Women United member and join my amazing friends who choose to work together and make an impact. United way is committed to ensuring programs that provide financial services are available to families that need it most. ⚡️⚡️
Today was an incredible success! The appeal raised over $91k and there will be more added as they tally the paper submissions. The silent auction also was incredible. 100% of the funds raised today benefit families! 💵💵💵💵💵
Thank you to the sponsors, individual supporters, awesome United Way staff and volunteers for making this a success! .
Congrats to @karenhindswsg and Patti MacRae for leading the charge as co-chairs this year! Incredible job!!
Special thanks to my dear friend @lizlct for having me join as your guest today. I’m forever grateful. 🤗❤️ @powerstationevents did another fantastic job for the event today! ⚡️⚡️
How often do you follow your heart nudges? Or do you push them aside and dismiss them?
This morning I woke up to the most amazing text giving me news I’ve been waiting for.
Let me tell you..... NEVER allow anyone to sway you from what your heart is nudging you to do. While we have hopes and dreams, we never really know the plans that are laid out for us. That nudging in your heart is something so much more..... Thank you Jo Davis for your guidance, nudges and for believing in me and others. You are such a gift! ❤️
Thank you @gomcgill for publishing my article and giving me a platform outside social media to impact other’s lives!!! Please take a moment to open the link, take a quick read and leave a comment 😂
4112 minutes ago
We each have a story to tell. When was the last time you shared the story of your faith journey with someone?
I know I have crowd sourced this once before, but wanted to ask again to make sure we don’t miss a anything. Lily and I have 4 days in NYC next week. It is her trip from Christmas and her birthday last year. Her bucket list is to see Wicked, Ellis island and Statue of Liberty, Central Park, 9/11 memorial and shopping. It is the last one that I am not 100% where to take her. She also wants to go to “cool restaurants”🤷🏻♀️. Any ideas on the shopping and restaurants? Or any other ideas on must do? I really want to make this a great trip for her—one with tons of new memories and a time we can be carefree for just a few days. Thanks ahead of time for the ideas, suggestions and advice. ❤️
. 🌃 #travel#newyorkcity#summervibes#shareyourstory#griefjourney#newmemories#lilygrace#summer2019
We have a new podcast up! Our storyteller, who will remain anonymous to protect the privacy of her family, shares how Jesus brought her from hopelessness to healing after being haunted for years by her decision to have an abortion. Podcast link in profile ☝🏼🎧
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“We were married on June 13, 1964 in Delavan, WI. My bridal bouquet included white cymbidium orchids, white stephanotis and English ivy. One of my bridesmaids caught the bouquet. Her mother decided to root the ivy and she gave the plant to us on our first wedding anniversary. Over the 55 years since then we have taken cuttings several times and rooted them to keep the ivy healthy. To this day we enjoy the memory our wedding day each time we look at the ivy. We now have several plants rooted from the original as an “insurance policy” since it is so special to us.”
-Bob and Sylvia
Do you have any words of wisdom for me? Next week I have the incredible opportunity to be one of the entrepreneurs in @JasmineStar’s social media boot camp being filmed and streamed live from the @CreativeLive studio in Seattle. You guys, I am beyond butterflies in the belly and giddy excited to do this!!! She is a branding wizard, a business strategist guru, and has a personality that ignites absolute sparks of passion for creatives. And in my start-struck moment of glory, I am noodling around questions to ask! I have a feeling YOU might have some good advice… Will you help a lady out?!? Is there anything you would like me to ask her? I’ll be your microphone too!!! 🎤
If you don’t know who Jasmine is, aka J* to her social curators, she offers a monthly subscription service to help with social media strategies. Each month has a dedicated topic on how to best use social media for your businesses - IG, FB, Pinterest, Linked In, YouTube, etc... that includes mad-lib style captions to help with your posting content AND beautiful lifestyle stock images for your feeds. It’s SO good, that every client of mine that books quarterly branding sessions for a year is gifted an annual membership to her Social Curator offering - it’s THAT good. If you’d like to check it out yourself, click here:
Sharing our summer rhythm over in Stories and how the book, Simplicity Parenting, has inspired me and the way we create our home. ✨
Have you read the book? My friend, Elizabeth @sunshineinmynest has been also sharing how she applies the ideas to her home, and I love how living our values and embracing simplicity fits all families. .
Have you read it? What's your summer rhythm? Would love to hear more!
“The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you're talking about because she/he experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.“ - Cheryl Strayed
Your story is your power. Your power is in your truth.
Allow yourself to be seen.
601 hour ago
We had so much fun ringing in 10 years of marriage last week. Did we plan and execute an impressive getaway? No...much as we wish we’d been able to swing it logistically but we did enjoy a lovely day of massages, Shake Shack (my request—shh, don’t tell my fitness coach 🤫😉), and exploring our region with a walk at the oceanfront boardwalk. Life has been a roller coaster these past 5 years between miscarriage, NICU life + loss with learning/loving/saying bye for now to our sweet firstborn + CHARGE Syndrome, job changes, and welcoming twins into the family. We often reflect back on those early years of marriage wistfully, before we’d truly been tested and tried. But as we always say, “life was simpler then, but richer now.” We’ve been refined and our roots are dug deep. He’s the best, the man I always said I wouldn’t ever even be able to dream up because he’s just that good. Life is far from simple and honestly we’d be totally fine with the next 10 being a bit more “dull” by comparison but with a marriage rooted in Christ I don’t think that’s an option. I’ll report back in another 10 and let you know. 😉
1701 hour ago
Dinner🌼 hunters chicken (2nd HexA + 1.5 syns for bbq sauce) with sw chips, broccoli and ketchup (3 syns)
8 syns so far today🍭
1011 hour ago
I remember the first mastermind group I led. All the members were ambitious women entrepreneurs ready to put an end to their procrastination, self doubt, fears, and feelings of isolation from working at home alone. And they couldn’t wait to get accountability on taking big action to gain traction on their leads and sales and start making a difference!
There was a little problem though. It wasn’t long before some of the women started burning out! As a therapist, I can usually see it way before they can. And that’s when I realized something huge.
Self-care IS a business strategy! What good are we to ourselves, our business, and anyone who loves us if we are burned out? Nothing happens when we’re burned out. Zilch. No energy = no money.
From that point going forward, it became my MISSION to make sure self-care was an action plan as much as fine-tuning your deliverables, building that funnel, or perfecting your sales call. I’m proud to say, no one in my Masterminds burn out because it’s become a practice and a way of life to take care yourself!
Sis was mad. Sis went off. Sis got his facts. I am sis. #asexualpride
5241 hour ago
Pro tip: don't lose your virginity at a young age. I wish I waited longer. I am Dalan Mayfield, and I am 17 years old. My ex girlfriend, Jane, called her 13 year old cousin's ex cute and hot today. She was dating me for all of the wrong reasons. I am heartbroken. I just ask for prayers because I am so sad. This girl and I were together since fifth grade. Now, the girl who I thought was the love my life is gone (not to mention, her cousin's boyfriend told me that Jane liked a trans girl). I was put into a group chat by Jane's 13 year old cousin. Her boyfriend was also in the group. I read through the group chat, and I discovered that Jane was harassing these children, simply because they are young and in love. I hope nobody has to deal with a sick person like her. Ever. #heartbreak#heartbroken#sad#exgirlfriend#single#shareyourstory#sadstory#harassment oh, and to the 13 year old couple, you guys have such a strong bond. Stronger than the bond Jane and I had. It's clear that you two were made for each other. I wish the best for the both of you. #lovesick#love#fakelove#lovehurts#broken#traumatized#pain
421 hour ago
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“I’m what you may call a ‘pleamer’ = a planner/dreamer. I love a plan. Like, really love it. And 2nd only to my love of planning is my tendency for obsessive daydreaming about the future.” -Lindsey Watson, @dvalndsy
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Where are they now?
Let's catch up with alumni, Rob Crespin!
"Hey, guys! Right now I'm living in Denver, Colorado and currently working for a company where I manage phone systems. Oh... and I just got engaged!"
We're so proud of you Rob, for diving into work wholeheartedly, for finding the love of your life, and for modeling the kingdom everywhere that you go. We love you!
Hello 35 weeks!🙌🏼🧡
We have 4 more weeks left, 28 more days, which honestly sound like a lifestyle away!
But I know it will go by fast, or so they say!
You’re room is slowly coming along baby girl and honestly it’s cuz daddy is on top of things, sanding, painting, cleaning, hanging, I thought I was the one that should be nesting! 🤷🏻♀️ But even in the uncomfortable moments I am so grateful and blessed to bring you into the world very soon and tell you all about why you are our 🌈 baby!
Yesterday we shared the story of our member Jonnie, and his experience with source of income discrimination. Source of income discrimination is when someone is denied housing based on their method of payment. Jonnie's story is not uncommon in New York City, and we are so happy that he came to Neighbors Together for help, and that he found a home. Thank you for sharing your story with all of us, Jonnie!
Link - https://mailchi.mp/neighborstogether/sourceofincome . . . . .
“You are made of stardust. You contain the properties of the universe within you. But you have many ways of negating what you are. Stick with the science. You are the stars. You are ancient. You are wisdom. You are all-knowing. You are beauty. You are light. Look up at the stars & remind yourself: I come from that, I am that.” ❤️ @anthonymeindl#loveyourself#shareyourstory
2542 hours ago
✨Post by @drteplinsky ✨
We are always interviewing to get from one place in our life to the next. Medicine is full of interviews — med school, residency, fellowship, becoming an attending, job moves etc. Sometimes a place or opportunity can seem wonderful and leave you wondering, “so what’s the catch?”
* Share your tips— what is the BEST question you ask to really get a TRUE sense of the situation?! *
Post therapy popsicle life for the kids. Post therapy mom reflection for me. ♡
I'm so proud of Dex and all the hard work he does every week and every day living with cerebral palsy. He is the real super hero and the firestarter of shifting our story into creating a safe home of wellness. It became essential. Ev has come in and completed our life in ways we didn't even know we needed. She is such a supportive sister and friend to us all.
I am also beyond grateful for the grace and kindness our awesome therapists provide. Not only do they work in a way that helps and benefits our son, but they engage both of my children in an emotionally stimulating and encouraging way. We are treated like family, and our feelings are validated and openly discussed.
I am so grateful for this journey of life, and the beautiful souls we get to meet along the way. ♡ #essentialwellnesshome #ourstory#doterradiary#sunsetlife#designalifeyoulove#cerebralpalsy#shriners#shareyourstory#yourstorycounts#doterra
I don’t take many full-body pics, because I have an interesting relationship with my body. I haven’t really talked too much about my post-partum body, because there’s a whole lot of emotions involved with it.
In the past, I’ve been an all-or-nothing kind of person: if I was working out, it better be the hardest, sweatiest, feel like I’m dying workout. And if I was “dieting”, I better not even have one crouton or it will just screw up the whole thing and I should just give up.
But then, I grew and birthed two babies. This body that I’d worked so hard to sculpt and trim down was now softer in most places. My ab muscles separated in one of the two pregnancies and so sometimes I still look a little pregnant. And, I just don’t have the energy or time to do all the hard core workouts or 100% clean eating anymore.
Where I am now is learning to love this new body of mine, the one that fought to bring two human beings in the world and fed them from my own energy stores. It’s a body that will never look as it did before, and I’m learning to be okay with that. It’s unrealistic to expect that we can just “bounce back” after pregnancies like nothing happened. My body has been permanently changed, and I wouldn’t go back and change it if I could.
I’m taking time each day for me, not long, but time to move, time to lift heavy things, time to sweat (thanks, @linamidla ). And I’m making sure my whole family gets colorful, healthy meals. But also, sometimes we eat ice cream—and that’s okay. It’s all a balance.
So here’s a picture of me, from a night I went out with my sweet husband, and it’s the first full body picture of just me in a while I haven’t totally hated. I know that under that cute jumper, I’m strong, flexible enough to sit criss-cross on the floor with my kids while they play, and energetic enough to keep up when they run around the backyard. And that’s all I really need for now ♥️ #notbookrelated#butwriting
A beautiful speaker on a beautiful night. Thank you Melinda for your words and heart and opening up a playground to explore the truth of who God made us.
Melinda ended with a big question and I’m wondering if you can answer this?
What do you want?
Next month we will be at the same location with an open discussion panel. You won’t want to miss it!
Author Shaquita expresses her experience working with Coach Robyn and her team of midwives
713 hours ago
@flightlabhoops offers elite basketball training programs to increase their client’s vertical jump, speed, and strength through data-driven workouts. They offer three programs at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of varying cost to help maximize each individual’s results and to reach their goals. They also offer a monthly subscription service for people to access and view video workouts to enhance their dunking skills on their own. Former OSU star and current NBA player Mike Conley Jr. is an active member of Flight Lab Hoops and has been training with them for years. “We work constantly on strength and power in my lower body and pairing it with agility and plyometrics, which all help with my explosiveness and power towards jumping. I've made improvements each year!" #ShareYourStory
💫NEW EPISODE ALERT: JENN TAYLOR PART 2 - TAKING BACK CONTROL. LINK IN BIO OR VISIT WWW.THISISYOUPODCAST.COM ✨
It's finally up🎉, sorry for the delay!😳 In today's episode, I continue my conversation with Jenn Taylor, Mom of 18 but switch gears a bit to focus on taking back control of our lives. Jenn talks about giving traumatic events a place to live in our lives but not letting them bleed into everything else. In this audiogram, she shares how she does this with her traumatic experience of being molested and advice she's given to others in the same situation.
We continue the conversation from last week with Jenn responding to my comment that each generation tries to do better than the generation before when it comes to parenting and how we can overcompensate at times without even realizing it.
Jenn talks about how she's very deliberate about how she chooses to parent, describes her eureka moment when she realized that the traditions she started with her family could be anything she wanted it to be and when she realized she does have control over her attitude and how much she let's the past influence her actions today. We talk about the challenges of parenting in the current age of electronics and why it can be so hard to set rules and stick to them. Jenn shares how she works backwards from what tools she wants her kids to have and then looks for ways to build them as well as how giving her daughter the choice to cut ties with her during a particularly challenging time actually led to her daughter opening up about how she was feeling and them coming closer together.
In my mind, two quotes kept coming up, one is the serenity prayer, which I almost always butcher in the moment but goes like this: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." by Reinhold Niebuhr and "“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” by Carl Jung.
Also a reminder that we are accepting submissions to the This is You Blog, you can apply by going to bit.ly/thisisyoublog. We all have a story to share and each of us are unique with how life has shaped us to be who we are.