So excited to get these Terracycle boxes delivered to our school!!! ♻️ We can now recycle any office equipment, glue sticks, pens, texa’s and teacher markers that would otherwise have ended up as landfill. We are looking into more sustainable stationary that doesn’t have such a short life span but this is great for now! Check out all the available boxes your workplace could use via @terracycle They have a huge assortment and basically recycle all of the items we would usually consider ‘unrecyclable.’ #lesslandfill#lesslandfillwaste#noplanetb#besustainable#smallsteps#reduce#reuse#recycle
Reading this made me recall a therapy session with a woman who so desperately wanted to help her best friend out of a domestic violence situation. The woman I saw was telling me how she had told her friend what she needed to do. She thought she was helping, that was her intention. At the same time she was frustrated with her friend for “not listening” to her advice. I invited the person to think about how her support of her friend was received...it dawned on her that she was being forceful in her approach when what her friend needed was to be able to take control and assert her own power, especially when in her relationship she did not have any. The woman started asking her friend what she would like to do and how she could support her to do those things. It’s not always about what we think should happen, when we think it should happen...often it’s about planting the seed and being there to hold space for when someone is ready to cultivate change in their lives
Be kind always
The mum who looks like she has her shit together; she may have crippling anxiety for most of the day
The dad who works constantly to provide for his family; may come home at night and think he isn’t good enough or doing enough.
Not everyone talks about it, but we should. We ALL should talk about how we are feeling!
It’s so so FUCKING IMPORTANT to say how you are feeling and what’s going on. Most people will help, lend an ear, empathise with you or just let you vent.
Whether you talk to a professional, whether you take medication, WHO CARES!
Look after yourself and your mental health
take it day by day, you’ve got this shit more then you know. One day it will all be a distant memory that you’ll be thanking fuck it’s over with BUT until then BREATHE, believe in you! Even tiny steps during the day that make you feel slightly better eventually add up to big and then huge steps.
For everyone dealing and fighting with mental
health, we will heal & we will be ok ... eventually 🖤
I’m always here to lend an ear 🖤🖤. #mentalhealthawareness#breathe#yougotthis#bekind#smallsteps#selfcare#selflove
I know it’s shameful that we have only just started composting but better late than never 🌈 We worked hard yesterday getting a compost bin sorted out, It was here when we moved in but shamefully dumped behind the cabin... It’s a beautiful thing how happy small things make you 🌸 I have also made a list of what can be composted... hoover contents? Who knew! Other things we are doing as a family to help the environment are me & Steve not eating meat, boys eating less meat, buying less new clothes, recycled yarn when possible, creating a garden to encourage birds, bees, planting trees and plants for cleaner air including lots of house plants, Steve cycles everywhere.. our next step will be reducing plastic I have been thinking about it a lot & really want to reduce how much we use 🌱 I know we still have a long way to go but if we all made more effort we could achieve so much 🌍 #smallsteps
It’s always good to remember that it’s not an either / or. It’s both! Truly a dance and some days we do it better than others.
It’s Memorial Day Monday for many of you - and if so, you can carry over your Monday Motivation quote to Tuesday when you’ll need it more!
I hope you’re enjoying a slower pace this weekend, and enjoying the part of life where you’re letting it happen!
Have a great Monday. Or Tuesday if that’s when you’re reading this! 💫
Focus on the next step.
We should not focus on the peak of the mountain, we should focus on the next grip required to conquer that peak.
Small small steps, grip by grip, we will reach the top and the view will be worth it... That's why short term goals have always played an important part in my life! 🏔️🏔️🏔️
Whatever is gone, it's gone, you cannot undo the moves.
If the move was a mistake, it made you learn something.
If the move was good, you moved ahead in your journey.
Whatever the move was, it got you somewhere from where the destination is surely closer, so embrace the move and make the next move better and better and better... 🏔️🏞️🏔️🏞️🏔️
Happy holiday weekend! #swapitsunday time! I finally got around to ordering and testing some new toothpaste! 😁 My requirements were that it came in recyclable or reusable packaging, and that it was easily accessable (easy ordering, quick delivery, affordable.) Here are the two I bought! @bitetoothpastebits and @davidsnaturaltoothpaste . 🦷
The Bite toothpaste bits come in a glass jar. You can sign up for a subscription, and your refills come in compostable packaging! Just keep your glass and refill it! You just pop one in, chew, and brush normally with a wet toothbrush. Free of sulfates and palm oil. Cruelty free. (This is my fave of the two! Leaves my mouth feeling super clean!) Made in USA.
David's Natural Toothpaste is still a paste (by husband's request.) V minty! Free of fluoride, and sulfates. Made in USA. The metal tube is recyclable, and comes with an old school key to help squeeze out every bit of product. This is husband's go-to now, and he says he likes it! We ordered ours on Amazon! (Yeehaw for 1 day shipping!) 🦷
I have a feeling we will be reordering both! Making little changes, like finding toothpaste that doesn't come in plastic, can make a big difference! Have any questions?! Pop into the comments below! #plasticfree#smallsteps#naturaltoothpaste#sustainable#fortheplanet
FOCUS! It’s such a simple concept and yet at times it can be so challenging to implement. A few days ago, I was reading because I said I would be intentional and commit to reading but the content was not resonating the same way it had for me the day before. At first I thought "well, not everything is going to resonate the same way". But then I realized I literally had no idea what I had just read. While “reading” my mind had completely wandered - I was no longer focussed on absorbing the material, I was just going through the motions! So then I asked myself how many times have I been doing something, but not REALLY doing it? Where I was so distracted that none of what I was doing was actually benefiting anyone or productive? The answer is: TOO MANY TIMES!! Whether I was reading or listening to a book or presentation without actually paying attention, or spending time with my husband or son while browsing the internet or watching tv, or going for a walk/on a date with the hubs and trying to text a friend. And how much did I miss because of it? The world is full of distractions and it is up to me to CHOOSE to not only be intentional but to FOCUS! Focus on what you are doing when you are doing it, and then focus on your break when you are taking it!! So today, hubs and I decided to go for a walk. There has been so much going on and I have been so in my own head. But I decided to focus and fully enjoy and appreciate our time together. We chatted about random stuff, and got a bit of exercise in and I just enjoyed hanging out...and it was so nice to talk with both of us unplugged! I know this isn't possible all day long and distractions will happen that are out of our control but start small and try! Be intentional, focus, and truly appreciate and enjoy doing it even if it's not thinking about work while you hang out with loved ones!
Pic from when we stopped to toss the ball around afterwards as more exercise and fun! I also had to focus here but that was for fear of getting a ball to the face 😂😂 #focus#enjoy#appreciate#giveityourall#nodistraction#havefun#exercise#awesomehubs#beintentional#geterdone#connectwithpeople#smallsteps
It’s Sunday night and the end of a busy weekend for me so I am enjoying some Danish Hygge. What is Hygge I hear you say... Well I am not Danish but my understanding of it is this...Hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too. And there's nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family, discussing the big and small things in life. The Danes make Hygge part of their everyday life and I think it’s a wonderful approach to life. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are apparently some of the happiest people in the world. .
Overcoming inertia is the hardest part...especially when it comes to trying something new. But oh how we love to celebrate new starts here. We love seeing a new thing get started...we live for witnessing the courage and excitement of first steps.
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So two years ago I made a decision that was necessary for my long term health and maintaining a stable blood sugar so I didn't end up in an ambulance again hooked up to a glucose bag. I lost an initial 43 pounds on a ketogenic diet in less than 5 months and finished my first half marathon by the beginning of the 6th month. .
Then I got stuck... for months... and months... and months... then well over a year. I tried carb cycling, I tried THM, tried keto again, and then I tried low carb paleo... never gained another pound, but never lost another either. .
Just in the last few days I started losing again. Not much, but it is something. I'm still 13 pounds from my original goal set 2 years ago and I've never given up... I will never give up. Best news of all is that I have learned to eat in a way to control my hyperinsulinemic condition (reactive hypoglycemia).
Everyone's journey is different... DON'T EVER GIVE UP!!!
The lift install was a success! The @jaycorv Hummingbird is now nice and level when being towed.
I know the Jeep looks goofy with the stock wheels and tires. I’m itching to get the money together for 35’s, but I’m going to have to wait on a buyer for my kidney.
Small steps and hard work should always be celebrated! It's ok to celebrate yourself! We certainly have no problem acknowledging our blunders or setbacks, do we? In this spirit, I'm so pleased and happy to announce that in May I received my ACC credential from the International Coach Federation. I'm grateful for my mentor coach, Janice Lavore-Fletcher, my family for pitching in around the house and cheering me on for the past 1.5 years, and CCI alumni who inspired me when I really needed it. And of course, my beautiful and brilliant clients!
Now let's celebrate YOUR hard work and small steps! Share with me what you are excited about!