➵ happy weekend 💙
𝕎𝕖𝕣𝕓𝕦𝕟𝕘 𝕕𝕦𝕣𝕔𝕙 𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕜𝕦𝕟𝕘
Hallo ihr süssen.
Mein Ehemann ist wieder da und ich bin überglücklich.😊 Wir hatten heute einen traumhaften Tag an der Ostsee mit Freunden & Kind. 👫 Das Wetter musste man einfach genießen. ☀️ Was habt ihr tolles an diesem sonnigen Samstag unternommen? ❤️
Our NATURAL state is well-being, peace, love, resilience, cooperation, kindness.
It never goes away. It can just temporarily look like it has.
Self-correcting back to this place is part of the human DESIGN.
Sometimes this self-correction takes a while though, our faith is tested.
I feel like I’ve been through a
small version of one of these ‘tests’ myself with my 8-year-old lately (and I know it won’t be the last).
She was out of sorts for at least 6 weeks. She was cranky, emotional, lethargic, unhelpful, needy, provocative and her behaviour regressed at times to barely toddler-level.
I won’t lie, there were definitely moments when I did start to doubt myself, and wonder if there was something more going on, something WRONG that she or I needed to change. And there were also times I didn’t handle it/her at all well (more on that another time). It’s at these times I’m so grateful for my own support network, for the people who give me the space to offload and reconnect back to my own well-being and wisdom.
But even in the toughest moments, what I’m most grateful for is the underlying hum of (at some level) always knowing this 👆🏼
To remember that underneath all the angst she was still okay, still the same, nothing was lost or damaged.
To notice and appreciate the glimpses of her well-being when they appeared, to remind myself that the other stuff was a temporary phase.
To know that showing up with love and kindness was my only goal; finding ways to connect and be available, showing her I was here and loved her even when she was totally lost and vile, doing what I could to help her settle down and speak to the diamond within not the thoughtstorm and distress on the outside.
And as suddenly as the clouds rolled in, about a week ago they finally rolled out. Her light is shining again; she’s back to her old cheekiness and mischief and there’s a renewed lightness and ease about her. It may sound odd, but it’s as though she’s finally processed and let go of something that was almost literally tangible and heavy and weighing her down.
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Happy Saturday! This Tahoe mountain may be covered in snow now, but it still gives me all the feels thinking back to that one time that an entire wedding party/guests took a chairlift ride to the top of a mountain for the most beautiful and scenic cocktail hour. EPIC!! This wedding will be on our blog in the coming weeks but for now, the blog post is all about why it’s SOOoooo important to hire a professional DJ. Check out the link in our profile to learn more. 💙 photo: @jackvu.photography venue: @sugarbowlresort Dress: @miosabride
So...my favourite buy from today! @aldiuk exclusive 1001 - already blitzed the downstairs with this and loving the fresh smell 😍
Picked it up after a visit to @bandq_uk to get Caulk to fill in all our new build house cracks that @davidwilsonhomes_ can’t be arsed to do for us. 5* rating I heard....18 months later and our snagging list has not been touched!
Also picked up a load more paint testers to try and decide on a colour for our kitchen! 🤗
I love, love ♥️. Thankful for this woman every day. She always seems to find the most clever ideas that just pull on these heartstrings of mine. Even though she told me her brother in law Joe gave her the idea 😂 but she still added the words to this clever little book. And its still thoughtful asf that he would even mention the idea to her. Love this fam! #happiness#smile
This is not a transformation. There is no difference in weight, diet, exercise routine etc. There isn’t even a difference in the time of year. These photos are only taken a couple of days apart. Weight fluctuates and looks different on different days, on different bodies, in different clothes, in different camera angles...This is something I always kind of knew, but it’s taken me a decade to accept and come to terms with. It would have really been something I’d have needed to hear more when I was younger.
This is just me on two different days.
I definitely don’t have my self confidence shit together, but I have massively improved. Those who know me a bit better know.
I have actively been working to get rid of all the negative, self criticizing thoughts. I’m trying to let go of negativity as much as I can, especially when it’s ‘unnecessary’. There is no need for me to make myself feel horrible. There are other things in life that go wrong, that can’t be controlled, that suck, I don’t need to add to that.
Health is not a given, health needs to be cared for. My body does amazing things for me, every second of every day and I am aware of it. There are people who have illnesses, have had accidents, genetic disorders etc. that cause them to sadly not have a body that can function to its “normal” capacity. Life can take unexpected turns, you never know what’s going to happen. I don’t mean to say that I live always anticipating the worst, or expecting something bad to happen, but rather that I chose to make decisions that contribute to my health. Whether that be my physical health through exercise and diet or my mental health by indulging in unhealthy food and having lazy days where I don’t even move a single phalange.
I have a healthy body and that is 100% a privilege that I intend to enjoy every second of.
Also might I add, I’m so proud of myself for coming to a point where I’m posting this! 🎉
I hope everyone has a happy day in their lovely body! 💛
A strong woman never gives up, trying to do what she really wants to do. She knows that she cannot go wrong with love and inspiration! To my beautiful friend @lennymtanu this one is for you x #businesswoman@exquisitemedia