remember this when...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
jealousy comes up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
comparison comes up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
greed comes up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
scarcity comes up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
when you win⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
when others aren't happy you won⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
and in general...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
because it's a reminder that we will always get what is ours that we say yes to.
1,3091922 hours ago
and thank goodness for this. x
1,2601419 September, 2019
we don't often think about how hard it is for us sometimes to let go of our past good experiences, but they can be just as much of hinderance as our past negative ones.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if you approach your past success as if it's the last time you'll ever have it then your mind is helping to create that reality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
instead, try to look to the future for new amazing experiences.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
how can you reframe this in your life today? share below!
we find ourselves feeling like imposters or wanting to escape from our skin when...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
people don't laugh at your jokes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
you're rejected by a friend or romantic partner⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
you're overlooked for a job...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
but being YOU is the most important thing you can do. and i'll be honest, you don't know if you're not fully being you until you slow down enough to ask yourself why you're doing all the things you're doing at this moment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
is this job because you love it or because you thought it would make someone else proud?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
did you pick your partner because they felt great for you or was it because they seemed to be a good fit for your lifestyle?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
none of these questions are meant to be judgments. instead, they're meant to help you take a good look at the way you live your life and ask whether the choices you've made have been TRULY what you want for you. not what looks good to everyone else.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
people won't like everything you do. those people aren't your people x
Doesn’t it feel lovely when someone unexpectedly surprises you with a gift. For your birthday; an anniversary; to say thank you; to cheer you up. Or just because. 😊😘😊 ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️. Send some happy today. 🍫🎁🍫🎁🍫🎁🍫🎁🍫🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀🎀
Your only purpose is to enjoy yourself, have fun, express love, be excited for all that is and all that is becoming.
You are a creator at your core. You get to choose what you want to do and how you want to live. You are not beholden to anyone physical or nonphysical. Your life is your own and you can do with it what you desire. Go with the things that spark your joy and fill your heart. There's really no reason not to.
Get yo’ TRIBE!
When I tell people about this team, I am the most proud of the fact that it’s A. Real human beings, in the flesh! Cuz far too often your team is a bunch of names on a list! B. We’re local! Many of us live within 10 minutes of one another! C. Our goals may not be exactly the same, but that doesn’t stop us from supporting, encouraging, and cheering one another on!
The tribe has grown to maybe 3x the size since this pix was taken less than a month ago! I just learned the term, “cocoon society.” I’m probably the biggest offender...typical homebody, rarely venturing out of my comfort zone. As uncomfortable as it can sometimes feel, change occurs when you’re the least comfortable. I’m learning to embrace it and the new ppl it’s brought into my life! Not everyone wants to see you fail; surround yourself with people working hard on their own hustle, they aren’t trying to sabotage yours!
It's been a minute since I posted a mirror selfie so here is one from earlier this week. Especially love this mirror because it reminds me of a record. Music is one of the first things I turn to when I have trouble expressing myself and need to destress. And let me tell you, music was very much needed this week. 😪
1013 hours ago
In my happy place!
Do you have a place filled with special memories that you like to visit from time to time? .
It needn't be far away (sadly mine is very far!)
But somewhere where your soul feels at home?
The pictures are from Spain where I spent many a childhood summer. Now my mum lives here so I get to revisit and reflect and build new happy memories as an adult. .
You dont have to physically go to your happy place to benefit. Close your eyes and take 5 minutes to conjure it up in your head. Focus on the image- concentrate on the details. Feel the edges of your mouth lifting! .
Now come back to your day with an extra spring in your step, for you can travel to your happy place in your mind any time you like! (Pictures always help...)
Stay away from bullshit ✨
Hand aufs Herz - wie oft hören wir Leute meckern? Gefühlt sind wir Deutschen eine Meckerkultur. Besonders im Alter nimmt das häufig zu: wer hat welche Krankheiten? Wie lange muss ich noch arbeiten, bis ich endlich in Rente kann? Etc...
Wir haben alle unsere Wehwehchen. Aber wieso betrachten wir das ganze nicht aus einer anderen Sichtweise? Hey, du bist heute morgen aufgewacht. Super 🙌🏼 die Sonne scheint - und du kannst das sehen! Natürlich kannst du das sehen. Aber selbstverständlich ist das nicht. Sei auch für die kleinsten Dinge dankbar. Ich habe irgendwann einmal aufgeschrieben wofür ich alles dankbar bin. Dazu gehören eben auch alle meine Sinne.
Inzwischen schreibe ich jeden Morgen auf, wofür ich dankbar bin. Schaffe ein Bewusstsein für die Dinge und ich verspreche dir, dass du nicht zu denen gehörst, die nur meckern ☺️
___________________ #workforit#motivation#grateful workharder #selfie#girl#choosehappy#sunshine#cologne#germany#summer#girlbosslife#girlpower#healthyhabits#happymind#köln#gesundessen#motivationquotes#loyality#womanpower#quotesoftheday#quotesilove
Keep calm and carry on. ❤️❤️❤️
Love this picture, the colours of our vibrant city is everything. 🇱🇧🇱🇧🇱🇧
But also sharing this picture as sometimes in our busy modern life’s, as parents we are juggling it all. ( you see those two ladies on the left?) We are always on our phones whether it’s work related, replying for an important email, closing a deal, answering a message from school or just scrolling through the gram. What we must remember is that our kids need us to be there with them and spend time with them. They do not want to see us scrolling down our phones. I know we are all guilty and we do our best all the time. Capture moments with them as they are only little for a short while. Head to our link in bio as we share top tips on how to be more present from the archives #mumsinbeirut 📷 @hasnafrangieh
Walking into school today with no tears for the first time in 5 weeks. “I’m going to be so happy”, he says. Happiness is a choice we have been discussing consistently and he’s not the only one who needs reminding. 😍☀️ Happy Weekend, friends! Hope you choose happy, too! ⚡️ #andyrooistwoplustwo#choosehappy#weekend
This @trinityclothingofficial dress was SO fun to dress up on the adorable @sarah_diehm and we were able to dress it up with a cape/blazer look! Added a fun, classy necklace and it's perfect for any occasion but especially the upcoming holiday events! So crazy what a perfect dress a little accessorizing can do to change up the look!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Such an awesome bossbabe and such a fun and classy outfit!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Waiting for your favorite restaurant to open like...
The kids got to pick where we ate tonight, earned from good table manners at home all week, and they chose @umi_encinitas. They each inhaled their own tuna avocado rolls, and you better watch your toro nigiri around SJ 🍣
So glad they like sushi! Fun fact: my hubby and I met working at a sushi restaurant 10 years ago this month. 🖤
1616 hours ago
💫Key to Happiness: What You Want Versus What You Have💫
People who are more satisfied with what they have are happier overall. A University of Northern British Columbia study in the 1980s found that people who aspired to have more money, friends, career success, and health than others were less happy. Being content with what they had was linked to a higher level of satisfaction.
What I’ve always loved most about Angela is she’s a living, breathing example of God’s light. There really are levels to this, this meaning LIFE. Growing up in survivor mode you think getting IT is all you’ll ever need to be happy or whole or hell, just peaceful on the inside. Then God’s grace allows you to meet examples of MORE, of FREEDOM, of the highest fulfillment, of GOD in the flesh. Angela is obedient. Obedient to “this little Light of mine”, her inner God/her intuition/herself. She walks in faith and has done tremendous things with her life. She showed a little black girl you can do whatever you want with a bike and a mic. You can change generations, you can heal the deepest of wounds, you can give hope, you can be a mirror for people to see themselves as their strongest, most courageous selves and you can have fun while doing it. C’mon, fun too?! Angela be in class giving all the vibes, all the dance moves and she stays fly. Angela, you ARE! You are everything and still humble enough to witness your greater yet-to-be to unfold. My heart bursts with gratitude and respect for you, QUEEN! Thank you for all you have been and all you continue to be. I’m gonna change the world because of you. 💪🏽 If you don’t know, her last Soul class will be October 11th. If you’re tryna (I’m so Atlanta) change the world or even your world, GO! #ChooseAng#SoulLEGEND#Choosehappy 💛
“A strong woman knows she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of strength knows it is in journey where she will become strong.”
To the girls who think they’re not enough, the girls who think they’re not worthy, and the girls who worry they’re just in the way. To the girls who overthink every little thing and worry about what others are thinking of them. The girls who, no matter how much they try, can’t seem to escape their insecurities. You’re not alone. We all are fighting battles that not everyone knows about. We all have inner demons and pasts that haunt us. But it’s how we learn and grow from these things that ends up shaping who we are.
Girl, you’re stronger than you think. You’re worthy of all the love in the world, and you’re loved by more people than you realize. The opinions of others don’t matter, and you aren’t always going to make everyone happy. You can’t be everyone’s cup of tea, and that’s ok. Just be unapologetically you.
Your journey is yours, so embrace the good and the bad. We can’t change the past, we can’t predict the future, and we need to embrace the present. Enjoy the journey and learn to love the process. Each and every day is a chance to grow and learn. And every day you’re growing stronger.
You’re worthy of love and deserving of respect. When you find those people who love you no matter what and prove that they truly care, don’t take it for granted. And don’t question it. Because you’re worthy of the love you’ve shown others. You deserve to be happy. And don’t forget to love yourself in the process. Girl, you are strong and you are fierce. 💕
I received some really awesome feedback on these images! THANKS FRIENDS! I have been thinking about doing some more creative sessions just for fun for me! If you are or know someone who is interested in collaborating and has a little bit of background in modeling DM me or send them my way! I would love to get out and shoot more creative work for my soul!
I also want to note that @raemarshall has been a huge inspiration, mentor, and best friend to me and she’s the one who actually set up this shoot. She wanted to show me what you can do with a model on a random day in a downtown area. I always loved learning from her and she will always continue to be one of my biggest inspirations and dear friends!
Tell me what you think about this session below! Do you want to see more creative work like this? While we are at it, tag someone who has been a huge inspiration, mentor, and or friend in your life and thank them! I truly believe having a strong support system changes lives!