Twelve Lessons You Can Learn from Your Dog
1. When loved ones come home always run to greet them.
2. Allow the sensation of fresh air and wind in your face to be pure joy.
3. Let people know when they've invaded your territory.
4. Take naps when you need them and always stretch before rising.
5. On a hot day drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree.
6. Dance around when you’re happy and wag your entire body.
7. Don’t buy into the guilt and pout when you’re scolded; run right back out there and make friends.
8. Take pleasure in the simple joy of a long walk.
9. Eat with delight and enthusiasm. Stop eating when you've had enough.
10. Be loyal. Be a listener.
11. Never pretend to be something you're not.
12. If your desires lie buried, don’t stop digging until you find them.
No you cant. Otherwise you will end up doing nothing at all.
But until you learn to back yourself and trust yourself regardless of what ‘others’ think, you will forever fall victim to the opinion of others
Trust yourself. You know more than you think ❤️ 📷 @garyvee
A rare selfie with a smirk still on my face... today ended up being a crazy busy day (still going)... in the midst I got a little cranky about something... I asked the universe to help shift my mood...and boy did you deliver, well played universe, well played. Thanks for lightening my mood, showing me some humor and to not take myself so seriously.
Two more classes 4:30 @natureyogasanctuary and 7:15pm @yogaforallbeings
I was listening to a @ted talk the other day and the speaker asked, “What does freedom look like to you?” Such a simple question that I sat with for a long time and is still repeating in my mind when all gets quiet. As much as I love my home and am grateful for everything we have...freedom, to me, does not look like this picture. I live with a feeling that we have too much. Again, I am grateful for what we have but I can’t help but feel that my freedom is found in having less. When I think about the last moments of my life, will I want to be holding on to these things? No. Time is fleeting. I find myself wanting to part with stuff constantly...something that looking back now, I have been doing for YEARS! I have spent so much time getting rid of things but always end up with more stuff. Things that I purchase or are gifted or we find along the way. These “things” hold us back from truly living. The time I am spending making piles of things to part with is time that I miss out on spending with my loved ones. What if I parted with most of it? What if I drastically let go of it and lived with less? Less things to clean or care for or worry about. What would life look like then? I am on a personal journey to live with less. I will be honest, it scares me. I have deep emotional attachments to somethings. Things that I cannot take with me into the next life and that I do not want to leave behind as a burden for my son to carry. I don’t know how I’m going to do this. I just know that I need to start. I need to listen to that voice that keeps whispering “let go and roam free”. Alexis and I discuss this now almost daily. The idea of living with less, leaving the rat race and slowing down. I know that some people want more and that’s ok. That’s the dream for many. My heart asks for less stuff and more memories. To be rich in experiences and adventures, that is my freedom.
Since making a conscious effort to tune in to all I’m grateful for on a daily basis, it’s had such a profound impact on my overall happiness, wellbeing and state of mind. Feeling utter gratitude and contentment for all life’s offerings, I can honestly say it’s opened my heart and mind to so much more. It’s been like opening Pandora’s box. It’s really an endless topic, a humbling and grounding one that brings so much comfort and peace. It also aids living life to the fullest, it’s given me the courage to make brave decisions, to free my heart of unnecessary burdens and take every day as a gift. .
I take 5 things I’m grateful for every night before I sleep, bring them to my heart and mind and feel pure love and gratitude. Before I know it seeps through by the dozen on a day to day basis. Nature, a blue sky, clean water, a hot shower, the tweet of a bird, a ripe avocado (!) or best of all hearing my nieces call for ‘Aunty h’. I want for less, I see more, and feel more happiness, more joy, more love. It changes everything. What a gift ☺️
When I have a really low, vibrationally, day, I tend to just let me have that low day. Pushing against it makes it worse, for me, so I just back off, except for one thing. Those days are a fantastic opportunity to observe yourself. How you behave on those days, what you tend to think about, what your emotions are. And that is the best time to challenge that thinking. ...
"I suck!!! Ok, so I do , but why do I think so? Is it a universal truth? What would happen if I started believing in myself a bit more?"
This might not change my mood, but it forces my brain to look for other examples of how I might feel, it will created resources of possible events/situations, and that in turn might alter my belief and the memory it stems from. ...
After all, it's my brain, and I choose what I store in it 😉
🤔 yeah okay... I personally considered getting some kind of medical fix when I got to a point where I wasn’t happy with my weight and actually starting to get scared because of the stats my doctor would tell me, he said I was on the borderline for insurance to cover surgery and I was debating weather I would wait till I gained a little more and have elective surgery or start to try and lose the weight myself... glad I went the direction I did and not bust a lap band or eat through my stitches! #irony#govegan#notradical#logical#holyshit#surgery#mindsets#thankyouuniverse#gladimadegoodones#decisions