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  • 3.20.2019
On My Commitment to UNCONDITIONAL Happiness in 2019
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“When you begin to acknowledge your gift and the magic that you be, it’s inevitable that you will inspire the world to change.” Laura Borland
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I had a whole post written already from this INCREDIBLE Ted talk that landed in my life this morning.  Link in bio.  Then I went to add Laura on Fb and I see my friend Emma has made MAGIC with her words?! The exact words I quoted above.  The serendipity is electric and uncanny right now.  I 💜 you Emma!  Double shaka for you right now 🤙🏼🤙🏼😘
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My gift to you on International Happiness Day.  Happiness is opening to the gift we are uniquely equipped to give and living our life by that truth.
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“Creativity, Conformity, Judgment are not happy playmates.  Creativity requires us to express our individuality and when we make other people’s points of views more important than what we know to be true for us, then our creativity will be limited.  When you’re a creative, people will ALWAYS judge you because creativity does not conform.  So here’s the thing:  do you chose to conform to avoid judgment or do you chose what you know to be true for you?  For the longest time I chose to avoid judgment.  It doesn’t take us to the magic of who we be.  And so many of us do it.”
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📸the breathtaking @emmaholmes ! (vocals by @laura.borland taken from her TEDx talk. 💜💜💜Beat: @coldplay Adventure of a lifetime @matomaofficial remix via @djcity record pool ❤️ Scratched by @emmaholmez of @schoolofscratch)
📸me celebrating International Happiness Day in my office I mean bed
  • 3.20.2019
    On My Commitment to UNCONDITIONAL Happiness in 2019
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    “When you begin to acknowledge your gift and the magic that you be, it’s inevitable that you will inspire the world to change.” Laura Borland
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    I had a whole post written already from this INCREDIBLE Ted talk that landed in my life this morning. Link in bio. Then I went to add Laura on Fb and I see my friend Emma has made MAGIC with her words?! The exact words I quoted above. The serendipity is electric and uncanny right now. I 💜 you Emma! Double shaka for you right now 🤙🏼🤙🏼😘
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    My gift to you on International Happiness Day. Happiness is opening to the gift we are uniquely equipped to give and living our life by that truth.
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    “Creativity, Conformity, Judgment are not happy playmates. Creativity requires us to express our individuality and when we make other people’s points of views more important than what we know to be true for us, then our creativity will be limited. When you’re a creative, people will ALWAYS judge you because creativity does not conform. So here’s the thing: do you chose to conform to avoid judgment or do you chose what you know to be true for you? For the longest time I chose to avoid judgment. It doesn’t take us to the magic of who we be. And so many of us do it.”
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    📸the breathtaking @emmaholmes ! (vocals by @laura.borland taken from her TEDx talk. 💜💜💜Beat: @coldplay Adventure of a lifetime @matomaofficial remix via @djcity record pool ❤️ Scratched by @emmaholmez of @schoolofscratch)
    📸me celebrating International Happiness Day in my office I mean bed
  • 8 1 55 minutes ago
  • I'd like to wish @rrgor a very Happy Birthday today 💕 Cheers to many more years of pure happiness together...and maybe a few more bikes in the garage 🤣 #poweroflove #bikercouple #rideordie
  • I'd like to wish @rrgor a very Happy Birthday today 💕 Cheers to many more years of pure happiness together...and maybe a few more bikes in the garage 🤣 #poweroflove #bikercouple #rideordie
  • 346 13 1 hour ago
  • 11 years ago vs. now:
Yesterday was an such an extremely special day for me! I got to visit Mrs. Augustine Greenwood, whose house I went to 11 years ago when I was a student on my first Alternative Break trip to New Orleans. After hurricane Katrina hit, I had the opportunity to go with @umdhillel to help rebuild houses in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans. It was an experience that truly left a profound mark on me and today it came full circle. I got to bring this year’s AB students to meet Mrs. Augustine and hear how her life has been impacted. She not only welcomed us with an open heart and warm hugs, but as soon as we walked into her house, she proudly showed me a photo book that we sent her after my AB trip in 2008, sitting on her front table. 
I’ve been asked if I think these week-long trips actually have an impact on the communities we visit. Being able to reconnect with Mrs. Augustine and see how fondly she remembers the group of students that came so many years ago, proves how effective these trips can be. You never know the impact you can have on someone and they might never know the impact they’ve left on you. Being exposed to people and situations that you might not otherwise meet, or experience is the essence of AB trips. And hopefully these trips with continue to help me and my students lead a more informed and empowered life to create social change. 
Yesterday is a day that I will cherish forever. #alternativebreaks #abtrip #neworleans #inspired #empowering #poweroflove #realconnections #makeadifference #makeadifferenceeveryday #humandignity #socialchangemakers #socialchange #socialjusticeeducation #neworleansculture #socialimpact #makeeverydaycount #rebuildstrength #11yearsago
  • 11 years ago vs. now:
    Yesterday was an such an extremely special day for me! I got to visit Mrs. Augustine Greenwood, whose house I went to 11 years ago when I was a student on my first Alternative Break trip to New Orleans. After hurricane Katrina hit, I had the opportunity to go with @umdhillel to help rebuild houses in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans. It was an experience that truly left a profound mark on me and today it came full circle. I got to bring this year’s AB students to meet Mrs. Augustine and hear how her life has been impacted. She not only welcomed us with an open heart and warm hugs, but as soon as we walked into her house, she proudly showed me a photo book that we sent her after my AB trip in 2008, sitting on her front table.
    I’ve been asked if I think these week-long trips actually have an impact on the communities we visit. Being able to reconnect with Mrs. Augustine and see how fondly she remembers the group of students that came so many years ago, proves how effective these trips can be. You never know the impact you can have on someone and they might never know the impact they’ve left on you. Being exposed to people and situations that you might not otherwise meet, or experience is the essence of AB trips. And hopefully these trips with continue to help me and my students lead a more informed and empowered life to create social change.
    Yesterday is a day that I will cherish forever. #alternativebreaks #abtrip #neworleans #inspired #empowering #poweroflove #realconnections #makeadifference #makeadifferenceeveryday #humandignity #socialchangemakers #socialchange #socialjusticeeducation #neworleansculture #socialimpact #makeeverydaycount #rebuildstrength #11yearsago
  • 50 2 1 hour ago
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Pray for me
Is what I said to him
I’ve been praying for you everyday
Since 2004
Is what he said to me
So innocent
So pure
Thank you for 
Loving me
And 15 years
Of prayers
#PowerofLove #SoonCome
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    Pray for me
    Is what I said to him
    I’ve been praying for you everyday
    Since 2004
    Is what he said to me
    So innocent
    So pure
    Thank you for
    Loving me
    And 15 years
    Of prayers
    #PowerofLove #SoonCome
  • 89 1 2 hours ago
  • Si vous saviez la douleur qu'il peut y avoir parfois...
Derrière le sourire figé de votre voisine, les blagues lourdes de votre collègue, ou les moments d'absence de votre conjoint. 
Des milliers de gens chaque jour masquent cette mélancolie, cette souffrance qui semble invisible mais qui les rongent chaque seconde un peu plus. 
Si on ne s'y penche pas de plus près, ces noirceurs sont imperceptibles. 
Car oui, les douleurs nous tiennent parfois compagnie. Et je parle là pas seulement des douleurs de la vie, ces douleurs émotionnelles qui semblent traverser vos entrailles pour vous empêcher de vous relever, mais aussi de tous ces corps malades que l'on croisent sans le savoir. 
Cette maladie que l'on n'ose pas montrer,
ces cheveux qui tombent par poignées, ces FIV qui blessent notre corps dans l'espoir de réparer ce vide énorme qu'un verdict à laisser, ce chagrin d'amour qui semble avoir tout emmené sur son passage, ce deuil que l'on a jamais vraiment fait, cet accident qui change à jamais notre vie... Ces situations de vie nous touchent tous, ce peut être vous, votre mère, votre ami, ce SDF au coin de la rue...
Et vous savez ce qui serait beau, c'est de poser cette question anodine en attendant une réponse sincère " Comment tu vas ? ", pas par politesse, non, ni par habitude, mais par amour de l'autre. Poser son regard sur ces espaces en lui qui semblent appeller à l'aide mais dont les cris sont ettoufés, et être à l'écoute, quelques instants au moins. 
C'est en mettant notre lumière là où l'ombre s'est installée que nous apportons l'aide là plus précieuse.
Et précieux, vous l'êtes tellement.. !🙏
Merci de co-créér ce monde incroyable dans lequel nous vivons, que vos plus belles vibrations nous portent et nous accompagnent.
Je vous aime 💛
Julie ▪️ " Elle m'adresse un sourire triste. J'ai toujours trouvé ça bizarre, les gens qui sourient alors qu'ils sont tristes. Un sourire triste ça n'existe pas, c'est juste un sourire courageux. "
Estelle Maskame ▪️ #Love #Human #Spiritual #Citation #PowerOfLove #Community #BeautifulWorld
  • Si vous saviez la douleur qu'il peut y avoir parfois...
    Derrière le sourire figé de votre voisine, les blagues lourdes de votre collègue, ou les moments d'absence de votre conjoint.
    Des milliers de gens chaque jour masquent cette mélancolie, cette souffrance qui semble invisible mais qui les rongent chaque seconde un peu plus.
    Si on ne s'y penche pas de plus près, ces noirceurs sont imperceptibles.
    Car oui, les douleurs nous tiennent parfois compagnie. Et je parle là pas seulement des douleurs de la vie, ces douleurs émotionnelles qui semblent traverser vos entrailles pour vous empêcher de vous relever, mais aussi de tous ces corps malades que l'on croisent sans le savoir.
    Cette maladie que l'on n'ose pas montrer,
    ces cheveux qui tombent par poignées, ces FIV qui blessent notre corps dans l'espoir de réparer ce vide énorme qu'un verdict à laisser, ce chagrin d'amour qui semble avoir tout emmené sur son passage, ce deuil que l'on a jamais vraiment fait, cet accident qui change à jamais notre vie... Ces situations de vie nous touchent tous, ce peut être vous, votre mère, votre ami, ce SDF au coin de la rue...
    Et vous savez ce qui serait beau, c'est de poser cette question anodine en attendant une réponse sincère " Comment tu vas ? ", pas par politesse, non, ni par habitude, mais par amour de l'autre. Poser son regard sur ces espaces en lui qui semblent appeller à l'aide mais dont les cris sont ettoufés, et être à l'écoute, quelques instants au moins.
    C'est en mettant notre lumière là où l'ombre s'est installée que nous apportons l'aide là plus précieuse.
    Et précieux, vous l'êtes tellement.. !🙏
    Merci de co-créér ce monde incroyable dans lequel nous vivons, que vos plus belles vibrations nous portent et nous accompagnent.
    Je vous aime 💛
    Julie ▪️ " Elle m'adresse un sourire triste. J'ai toujours trouvé ça bizarre, les gens qui sourient alors qu'ils sont tristes. Un sourire triste ça n'existe pas, c'est juste un sourire courageux. "
    Estelle Maskame ▪️ #Love #Human #Spiritual #Citation #PowerOfLove #Community #BeautifulWorld
  • 7 0 3 hours ago
  • “You’re too much...”. Can you feel the suppression in those words? You’re not too much. Express yourself in bold colors while you heal what’s broken but don’t ever suppress yourself. You have too much to offer out of your abundance.
  • “You’re too much...”. Can you feel the suppression in those words? You’re not too much. Express yourself in bold colors while you heal what’s broken but don’t ever suppress yourself. You have too much to offer out of your abundance.
  • 14 2 3 hours ago
  • 1/5 Core Desired Feelings. This word is one that had been following me around since last year. It kept hanging out in the back of my mind. I lettered it one day because it needed a space of its own. It needed to be seen with my eyes. It was a beautiful word. It made me feel beautiful too.

A quick Google search of the definition of radiant says: sending out light, shining or glowing brightly.

This is how I felt inside at times last year. For probably the first time in my life. It was a very new feeling, but one that I absolutely loved. It felt good inside, but it also felt like something to share with others. Exude. Shine. A light that is simply infectious... The phrase, "my cup runneth over" was a common thread that came up each time this feeling of radiance consumed me. What a glorious feeling, to be overflowing. So much goodness and love inside that it pours out, it can't be contained.

Other words I love that encompass feeling radiant: blissful, enchanted, magical, dreamy, lit up, bright & shining, BEAMING LOVE (or, LOVEBEAMS), illuminated, brilliant, inspired, carefree.

To me, radiance is an outward glow, yet it comes from within. It's when I feel whole and worthy and so filled up because I'm awesome and life is awesome and that spills out in how I give to, love, and care for others. It's about what I offer to the world, after I have filled my own cup first.

So how do I get that feeling? The key ingredients for me are Love & Gratitude.

If you've never gone deep and made a list of things you're truly and humbly grateful for, to the point where you cry your eyes out and feel intense peace and love overcome you, you should try it. 😭 Might take a few sessions to get the hang of it, but gratitude is my go-to for dissolving pain and negativity. (Disclaimer: sometimes you have to feel out the pain first. You can't just plaster over it with gratitude and lie to yourself about how you feel.) Think about why you're grateful. Focus intensely on it, feel it deep within your heart. That's where I find radiance. I think it's our true nature, when we can remove all the muck that has dulled the light over the years. ❤
  • 1/5 Core Desired Feelings. This word is one that had been following me around since last year. It kept hanging out in the back of my mind. I lettered it one day because it needed a space of its own. It needed to be seen with my eyes. It was a beautiful word. It made me feel beautiful too.

    A quick Google search of the definition of radiant says: sending out light, shining or glowing brightly.

    This is how I felt inside at times last year. For probably the first time in my life. It was a very new feeling, but one that I absolutely loved. It felt good inside, but it also felt like something to share with others. Exude. Shine. A light that is simply infectious... The phrase, "my cup runneth over" was a common thread that came up each time this feeling of radiance consumed me. What a glorious feeling, to be overflowing. So much goodness and love inside that it pours out, it can't be contained.

    Other words I love that encompass feeling radiant: blissful, enchanted, magical, dreamy, lit up, bright & shining, BEAMING LOVE (or, LOVEBEAMS), illuminated, brilliant, inspired, carefree.

    To me, radiance is an outward glow, yet it comes from within. It's when I feel whole and worthy and so filled up because I'm awesome and life is awesome and that spills out in how I give to, love, and care for others. It's about what I offer to the world, after I have filled my own cup first.

    So how do I get that feeling? The key ingredients for me are Love & Gratitude.

    If you've never gone deep and made a list of things you're truly and humbly grateful for, to the point where you cry your eyes out and feel intense peace and love overcome you, you should try it. 😭 Might take a few sessions to get the hang of it, but gratitude is my go-to for dissolving pain and negativity. (Disclaimer: sometimes you have to feel out the pain first. You can't just plaster over it with gratitude and lie to yourself about how you feel.) Think about why you're grateful. Focus intensely on it, feel it deep within your heart. That's where I find radiance. I think it's our true nature, when we can remove all the muck that has dulled the light over the years. ❤
  • 22 5 4 hours ago
  • This is my @desiremap planner from @daniellelaporte. It's based on her book The Desire Map, which talks about "Core Desired Feelings." Briefly, the idea is that instead of picking goals you want to achieve, you first focus on how you actually want to feel in your life - which can then help inform any goals you want to set, or to think about "what you will do to feel the way you want to feel." #goalswithsoul

I spent some time thoughtfully curating the words that would best embody how I most want to feel and what's important to me. I'll be sharing about my Core Desired Feelings in my next several posts. ☺
  • This is my @desiremap planner from @daniellelaporte. It's based on her book The Desire Map, which talks about "Core Desired Feelings." Briefly, the idea is that instead of picking goals you want to achieve, you first focus on how you actually want to feel in your life - which can then help inform any goals you want to set, or to think about "what you will do to feel the way you want to feel." #goalswithsoul

    I spent some time thoughtfully curating the words that would best embody how I most want to feel and what's important to me. I'll be sharing about my Core Desired Feelings in my next several posts. ☺
  • 18 8 5 hours ago
  • "Se întoarce None?" -asta e intrebarea pe care multi mi-o puneți mai mereu..None este o persoană minunata care chiar a dovedit ca vrea să-și găsească marea iubire,este un om sincer si minunat din toate punctele de vedere❤Nu merita judecat pentru nimeni si nimic...La început None răspundea comentariilor răutăcioase cu bun simț,dar pana la urma cat bun simț sa ai cu oameni asa nesimțiți?Imi place ca a inceput sa raspunda pe masura,fiind si el rautacios😈La fiecare fata pe care a vrut s-o cunoască a existat ceva ascuns si de aia None a pus STOP la momentul potrivit.None a spus că vrea sa se întoarcă în emisiune pentru a le cunoaște mai bine pe Simina si pe Simona.Asta nu inseamna ca gata,o sa faca cuplu cu una din ele..SI ACUM SA VA RASPUND LA INTREBAREA SUPREMA💥Voi ce credeti?Se va întoarce?sau nu? eeee...păi eu nu vreau sa va raspund,stiu,dar nu vreau sa va spun nimic😶TOT CE VA SPUN ESTE CA VA FI O SURPRIZA...SURPRIZA POATE FI SI BUNA SI PROASTĂ🤷🏼‍♀️ACUM DEPINDE DE CE VRETI VOI SI CUM PRIVITI SITUATIA😊VA PUP NONIȘORILOR❤😙 ASPTEP COMENTARII CU HATE😈 #putereadragostei #nonisoriipower🥇❤ #nonisorii #powernone #poweroflove @nonemadalin @jacklynemaria @oana.none
  • "Se întoarce None?" -asta e intrebarea pe care multi mi-o puneți mai mereu..None este o persoană minunata care chiar a dovedit ca vrea să-și găsească marea iubire,este un om sincer si minunat din toate punctele de vedere❤Nu merita judecat pentru nimeni si nimic...La început None răspundea comentariilor răutăcioase cu bun simț,dar pana la urma cat bun simț sa ai cu oameni asa nesimțiți?Imi place ca a inceput sa raspunda pe masura,fiind si el rautacios😈La fiecare fata pe care a vrut s-o cunoască a existat ceva ascuns si de aia None a pus STOP la momentul potrivit.None a spus că vrea sa se întoarcă în emisiune pentru a le cunoaște mai bine pe Simina si pe Simona.Asta nu inseamna ca gata,o sa faca cuplu cu una din ele..SI ACUM SA VA RASPUND LA INTREBAREA SUPREMA💥Voi ce credeti?Se va întoarce?sau nu? eeee...păi eu nu vreau sa va raspund,stiu,dar nu vreau sa va spun nimic😶TOT CE VA SPUN ESTE CA VA FI O SURPRIZA...SURPRIZA POATE FI SI BUNA SI PROASTĂ🤷🏼‍♀️ACUM DEPINDE DE CE VRETI VOI SI CUM PRIVITI SITUATIA😊VA PUP NONIȘORILOR❤😙 ASPTEP COMENTARII CU HATE😈 #putereadragostei #nonisoriipower 🥇❤ #nonisorii #powernone #poweroflove @nonemadalin @jacklynemaria @oana.none
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