I could have re-read my book a million times before I published. I would have continued to edit, add more, remove some - 'perfect' it.
It wouldn't have ever been perfect and I don't think I would have ever got that 'done' feeling. You know, the peace when something is 100% complete.
Instead, I just kept writing until I felt like it was done 'enough'. Done enough to release it and hopefully help others. And done enough that I felt as peaceful as I was going to get!
Many of us want to write a book - and I encourage you to just start writing.
Because 'done' IS better than 'perfect' - right?
Read more: lovefrommim.com/progress
How do you meet the world? How do you gain sustenance from the roles you play as lover, mother, dreamer, worker, care giver? How do you nourish your needs of solitude and connection?
In our enriched women's workshop coming up 24th March, we will explore the ways our inner and outer world are sustaining us. We will root ourselves deeply and draw on wisdom from the earth, all who have come before us and our cyclic nature, as we come home to ourSelf.
Join us, and rest into a sense of grounded support and belonging.
Tuesday 24th March
More details and booking see the link In.bio 💜🙏 Gratitude to @lisarennner for this beautiful image.
What you say to and about yourself is critical to your well-being.
As I practice being kind to myself, I am being more mindful of what I speak over myself. Often times my pep talks consist of me being too hard on myself. It’s a process.
One of the things that I’ve learned is to not kill things in their infancy with negative self-talk.
On the latest stop of @thegetmylifetour, I am sharing ways that can practice positive self-talk and live freely.
Performing again THIS THURSDAY
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Our last show was sold out!
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I messed up today. Baby in the middle of sleep regression, my extreme exhaustion, and stress with last minute prep for a teaching I’m doing all made for a bad combination when trying to help Sophie with her #homeschool math. I lost it. Yelled. Slammed the table. She’s crying. Abby’s comforting the baby, since he’s now crying. And well, I'm defeated.
After getting the cranky baby down for a nap, I gently knocked on Sophie’s door, wrapped her up in a hug, and apologized for losing my cool. The beauty of children is their ease of forgiveness. Oh how grateful I am for that! She even came to me as I was writing this with an “I love you!” #HeartMelted 😭 What a beautiful reminder our children can be of the unconditional love of our Father despite our failures.
If, like me, you have lost your cool and Monday has already started out rough, take heart. You aren’t alone. Ask for the forgiveness. Get some sleep. Eat well and stay hydrated. Get in the Word of God. Play some worship music. Do something fun. Laugh. Reset the atmosphere...cuz what the devil meant for bad, Jesus can turn around for good. I’m determined to redeem the day! 🙌🏾☺️ #MomFail#Motherhood#LessonsLearned#mondaymotivation
4 301 hour ago
Today’s Teaching Tip: Use your students’ passions to create a meaningful relationship! Even with online schooling, the bond you create with students is so important and can’t be replaced. If we can make a meaningful connection by encouraging students’ passions, whether online or in class, they will trust you as an educator and give you their best effort!
1 51 hour ago
When I was younger, I used to live by the mantra, “Glass half full.” “Think positive thoughts.” “Believe the best no matter what.” Now, I can see however well intended those ideologies were, they were inherently flawed. Because Jesus didn’t come to earth to minimize the effects of sin in the world with His positivity; He came to redeem us from our sin through His sacrifice. The Gospel message isn’t, “Don’t worry. The world isn’t so bad.” Quite the opposite. The message is more like this: “The world is so bad it needed a Savior, and through Him we find life, salvation, and hope.” .
So, now when people call me a positive person, I chuckle inside. Though outwardly I may seem to live up to the adjective, inwardly I know what fuels whatever passion, drive, and excitement I possess. HOPE. Hope is my anchor. Hope not in the goodness of the world, or in the current state of my goodness (Heaven help us all if that’s the case), but in the goodness of my God. My peace and joy is not the result of thinking positive thoughts and mantras; it’s the overflow of trusting in and crying out to a perfect Heavenly Father.
To live hopeful is never to deny the less-than-ideal reality we live in; to live hopeful is to trust in One who is greater and longer lasting than current reality. It’s not denying the struggles and wrestles we face; it’s finding God in them. To be a Christian in the world today doesn’t mean turning a blind eye to the injustice all around us in the name of positivity. That’s not faith; that’s ignorance that often leads to silent compliance. No, it means seeing just how broken and hateful the world can be and still choosing to do good. It’s this active defiance, this voluntary shining in the presence of darkness that glorifies God, terrifies hell, and draws people to redemption and hope.
3 461 hour ago
Every reaction, every response starting at your entry to this world has been infused with courage. The courage to trust, to be held, to be close, to be nurtured, to be in love, to be in joy, in pain, in discomfort, in relief and all the courageous small things we did as we grew into our toddler selves, our child selves, our teenage selves, our young adult selves and continue to do in our adult selves that are continuously adapting, growing and learning from all those steps we took and keeping the courage to move ahead based on what we've learned, what we know, what we still yearn to know, believe and trust that it will get us where we want to be. Where at least we feel home in ourselves. At home in our courageous selves, no matter all the things we did that seem stupid along that long way.
Life is hard.
For some more than others in the outside view.
We all have struggles.
We all have short sightedness.
In what we lack or feel like we lack.
The most common thing we all have is that brave daily courage to wake, to wash our face and live moment to moment doing the things and taking those steps we feel we must take to be alive.
To feel alive.
Forget the past.
Live in this moment.
And this moment.
How are you going about hormone balancing including ditching your fatigue, painful periods, poor sleep, anxiety and energy crashes?
Option #1 : You know you feel awful and are sick of everyday being a rollercoaster between mood swings, "that time of the month," energy highs and lows, being confused with nutrition and trying to lose weight.
You go to your doctor and they say everything is fine. You can take an anti-depressant, some birth control and to get some sleep medication.
You keep scouring the internet for the best plan to lose weight and keep doing diets that are making all these things worse.
Your friend told you to go try a functional medicine doctor that will cost several thousands of dollars, lots of time consuming appointments, expensive supplements and hormones that you're unsure of and a nutrition plan where you can't eat anything.
That option doesn't sound appealing so you decide to brush these things under the rug because you have no idea what to do for them anyways?
Option #2 : She decides to tackle these issues once and for all because she knows how much unbalanced hormones are lowering her quality of life. She wants to wake up and feel full of energy to show up in life the way she dreams.
She finds out the Heal Your Hormones Program and realizes that she doesn't have to buy into the expensive and time-consuming hormone options.
She decides to slowly start looking at her life and why her hormones are unbalanced. She realizes that she is feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed way too often, but through that program she learned tactical strategies to reduce her stress hormones.
Once she did this, she noticed her energy was better, her PMS was better, her appetite was more normal and she was sleeping better.
She also started to ditch the diet mentality and starting incorporating stable, long-term nutrition solutions to keep her hormones balanced forever.
She learned how to biohack her sleep, how to exercise appropriately and even a couple supplements to support her body.
She knows the long-term holistic solution to hormone healing and did it on her own terms without spending all her time and money.
Link to Heal Your Hormones in bio.
1 52 hours ago
Repost: Do you believe in good people ? After a delayed flight from Melbourne to Auckland, we arrived at 2am to find our car battery was flat. While I was freaking out in the car my incredible 20 year old daughter @mckenzie.claydon wandered off into the distance to search for someone to help us. It was pitch black, in a car park at 2am!! My solution was to phone my husband (no answer) and to phone roadside assist to help us. However before I got to this, here was Mckenzie back with a husband/wife duo to help. He did everything needed to jump-start our car and set us on our way. Mckenzie said she asked ten people to help before she found this couple. Now that is a miracle that they took the time at 2am to help us start our car. I luckily managed to get their address and will send off a note of our appreciation tomorrow. Bless them is all I can say 🙌🏼
• #blessed 🙏 #goodpeople#lessonslearned#bekindtooneanother#llnoe#debtfreecommunity#debtfreejourney#mortgagefreejourney#babystep7
Do you believe in good people ? After a delayed flight from Melbourne to Auckland, we arrived at 2am to find our car battery was flat. While I was freaking out in the car my incredible 20 year old daughter @mckenzie.claydon wandered off into the distance to search for someone to help us. It was pitch black, in a car park at 2am!! My solution was to phone my husband (no answer) and to phone roadside assist to help us. However before I got to this, here was Mckenzie back with a husband/wife duo to help. He did everything needed to jump-start our car and set us on our way. Mckenzie said she asked ten people to help before she found this couple. Now that is a miracle that they took the time at 2am to help us start our car. I luckily managed to get their address and will send off a note of our appreciation tomorrow. Bless them is all I can say 🙌🏼
• #blessed 🙏 #goodpeople#lessonslearned#bekindtooneanother#llnoe#debtfreecommunity#debtfreejourney#mortgagefreejourney#babystep7
What you see is a broken plate.
What I saw was a scared little boy, holding back tears, terrified I’d be mad he broke one of my plates on accident. I hugged him immediately, told him I wasn’t mad at him and that he wasn’t in trouble. We talked about how accidents happen and it’s ok, we just clean up the mess and learn from it! He thanked me then ran off to play 🥰 Sometimes I learn a bigger lesson then I teach....for me, it’s that grace wins every time.
Yelling at him over a broken plate would have solved nothing and only left him feeling defeated as I sent him to school. Instead, he’s off feeling confident that I’m his number 1 supporter and I forgive him for his mistakes.
🙏🏽💜👩🏾🚀Can you imagine being called a HUMAN COMPUTER or CALCULATOR? Well, that phrase will always be associated with our former living legend now ancestor Katherine G. Johnson, who lived a very FASCINATING LIFE during a time when it was unheard of for women and particularly African American women to achieve all of the things she did for STEM. She had limited educational opportunities but she did not let that stop her. She began teaching after she graduated from college at the age of 18 years old. She left teaching and started working at NASA in aeronautics as a "computer" in 1952. There, she performed performed the complex calculations that enabled humans to successfully achieve space flight that sent astronauts, like Alan Shepherd in 1952 and John Glenn into orbit in 1962 and to the moon in 1969. She received her B.S. degree in both mathematics and french from the HBCU West Virginia State College. Parlez-vous Francis anyone? Her mentor was the Math Professor W. W. Schieffelin Claytor, the third African American to earn a PhD in mathematics.
Her work will live on forever as MYGEMS strives to KEEP HER NAME ALIVE during our Online STEM Course of African American Contributions in STEM. We will be opening this course soon. In the meantime, 💜Double tap for more inspiration for you, your scholars and/or your family! 💥Tag a friend to share this! 📲FOLLOW @tkthechemist for more tips and tricks to get you EXCITED about learning chemistry and other topics in STEM! 🔔Turn on your notification button too so you'll always stay connected with Professor T.K the Chemist! 🎯Hit the link in our bio to get your free STEM book of quick experiments on dryice and more fun! 🎤our Podcast, The More than Just Science Show is baaaacccckkkk!! We're discussing STEM topics from the headlines. Check out our past shows! The links in the bio!
If you are living a life where you are not failing anywhere, you are sitting right in your comfort zone. The comfort zone where you have all of the knowledge or the reasons to justify what is occurring in your life. Areas where you have stopped growing or where you have settled as you feel safe, in the comfort of your zone.
Failure is the indicator that you are out of your comfort zone - Keri Dunlap
“Derice, a gold medal is a wonderful thing, but if you’re not enough without one, you’ll never be enough with one.” (Cool Runnings)
Going into the last week of the month, I hope we all see how worthy we are as we are right now in this moment.
Your worth doesn’t 🚫 come from:
Fit body 💪
Good grades 📚
Gold medals 🏅
Your worth has always outweighed any accolade or praise. When you tap into the divinity within you, you realize that it is enough. 💕Anything added to it is just extra.
“This morning I woke up and liked me first. Your like is extra!” (Lisa Nichols)
1 53 hours ago
Good morning and happy Monday! ☕️ I woke up with so much energy that I channeled into writing (like today’s blog post alongside some Monday Mindfulness newsletters) and working on my finances. Maybe it’s the nerd in me, but budgeting and finding creative ways to save and challenge myself is such a healing practice for me. Anyone else?
In today’s blog post, I’m sharing a little (well, big) life update that covers
〰️ My current living situation and an exciting decision I’m in the midst of making
〰️ A brand new work experience I’ve taken on that’s given me a refueled sense of purpose and has me feeling so inspired. It’s a dream come true, really
〰️ A few simple things I’ve been loving - including but not limited to the @d.a.y.l.u.n.a podcast that I cannot stop listening to
〰️ The #TCC7daysstraight challenge that I just started! I’m sharing the details behind this first challenge (no added sugar for 7 days) and what my intention is with this series
If this feels intriguing, grab some ☕️ and click through the link in my bio to read more. 🤎
1 173 hours ago
The road to success is always under construction! 🚧 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I was raised around road building and grew up being taught the ins and outs of owning your own business (thnx dad), so this seemed fitting to say 🤣. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But In all seriousness, does the thought of error hold you back?
I get it. Running your own business is exciting and riveting but it can be scary. When is the unknown not a little scary? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But one of the most important things I have learned through running my business is the importance of trial and error. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When someone asks me anything related to my knowledge of things related to blogging, to my growth, to my enagement, to anything regarding my business that has succeeded, I always tell them “trial and error will be your best friend.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is a satisfaction you get as a business owner in learning from your errors. It is going to take you farther than trying to get there through other people. I’m not saying don’t learn from other people, because I am so PRO learning from others. But you at some point need to stop looking to others for the easy road and start challenging yourself to build your road. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In business, mistakes are only lessons and trial and error is your key to growth 🔑. You can say or think you have failed because all these things you’ve tried don’t work or you can say or think you haven’t failed, you have just found 10,000 things that don’t work. It’s all about perspective and your attitude. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, the take home point is this... You will learn a lot more through trial and error than constant success, so If you run your own business now or want to in the future, forgot all the reasons why it might not work and remember that one that made you feel it will. Keep in mind the road will always be under construction not because it isn’t adequate enough but because it will constantly need tweaking to be stronger. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you embrace trial and error? Or does it scare you?
20 2973 hours ago
Learned a pretty decent lesson today on leg day which is normally my favorite...
I ate TERRIBLE last night and this morning. I literally ate all carbs and sugars... 🙊 I haven’t done that in a longggg time!
Lesson learned though...I went to the gym, excited for leg day...until I started working out and I felt miserable! 🙄 I couldn’t squat near as well and I felt like I was dieing with everything I did..
This comes to show, everything with moderation. 🤗 I usually eat carbs and sugars, don’t get me wrong, but I have a very balanced diet with proteins, greens, etc. 🥬🥦🍗 I don’t overindulge and eat straight up all carbs for 2 meals in a row.
So here is to learning lessons and getting myself to stay on track! 😍 Also, cheers to my first time EVER wearing a crop top in the gym...obsessed with it since it doesn’t creep up super short, but just enough to see a little abs and keep me motivated!
0 144 hours ago
You never know who you will meet on a golf course, but it’s one of the easiest place in the world to make friends. Success breeds success and people who play golf are by in large more successful than the average bear. Those are the people you want your kids hanging out with! Best of all, golf creates a unique bond so those friendships can be developed all over the world and last a lifetime!
"Amount of pain is directly proportional to the height of the success." Increase in pain, rise in success but, but only if you're using your pain as a fuel to ride you not to burnt you down. Hardships are there to construct you so be a construction not a destruction (to you and to your surroundings). #strong#strongness #past#lessonslearned#practice#patience#success#perfect
This is an excerpt from the preface of THE PLACE OF US. 🤍
Happiness and enlightenment. Isn’t that what we all want - to be happy and to make others happy. To be enlightened by being open and unafraid, and to enlighten others. 🤍
I remember the first time I sat down at my desk to write the sentence that I knew would begin my book. Unlike all the other sentences that came before, this one gave me goosebumps. I began to cry because I knew that (1) I had found in that moment what I was meant to be. And all the other me’s stood with open arms, ready to embrace the true me. Knowing that each ‘me’ played such an integral role in my arrival at the place of me. And (2) I was no longer afraid or fearful of what others thought. No longer writing with a crowd behind me. How freeing that moment was. I believed in me. Wholly and unabashedly. And the people who truly loved me believed in me. 🤍
Last session at Foreverstrong on the 6 week challenge. Didn't reach my target of 5% body fat loss, only lost 4.5% during the 6 weeks. Disappointed in myself but learned allot about myself in the 6 weeks and the lessons I will take with me to make me stronger and better to reach my goals. Thank you to everyone at Foreverstrong who supported me, especially those members who made all the 5am sessions worth while. Thank you to my friends and family who supported me even when I was at braai's and parties who understood what I was putting myself through and stood strong with me. You guys are all legendary.
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Thinking you can undo years of bad habits in a couple of weeks is insane! IT TAKES HARD WORK.
That’s like jumping in a pool and expecting to be dry the minute you come out.
People don’t deserve to see the view 👀 if they refuse to climb the mountain 🏔
Strap your boots, prepare for a hike, enjoy the route because the views from up there are fantastic.
2 125 hours ago
TOP 3 LESSONS I LEARNED 👇👇👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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finished reading "the infinite game" by @simonsinek ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
if u are the person who is on the path of purpose , cause , passion, why etc should read this book ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
as this book tells you the essential or steps needed to live your WHY⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
maybe you would think as it's similar to "start with why" as this book is more about bringing your why to life ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
lot to learn from this book as of would share 3 things which I found really awesome in this book 👇👇👇👇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) Personally i was confused about how to live our why especially in an organization and also about vision , purpsoe and why ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
as this book clear out on it with the concept of just cause being our vision and why as who we are and what we believe in⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) secondly about ethical fading as simon tells that how as an human we SELF DEPLETE ourselves and take an wrong path by selling fake thoughts to us and doing things which are unethical as that really changed my perception of being legally right and being ethically right ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) third lesson👉 as we talk about always that "business id about solving problems " ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
yes it is as its not the complete story as business is about having an vision towards a world which we believe to exist and in order to bring the dream come true ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
we solve problems ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
yes here the catch as we are not focused on the problem or solution or product we are focused on the effect or cause of solving the problem and on the positives we bring to world ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
MORE THING WHICH I HAVE LEARNT WOULD BE SHARING ON INSTA HIGHLIGHT ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
thank you, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @mr.how_
What you think being an online coach looks like:
• Sitting around in PJs all day
• Getting your nails done, grocery shopping, & filming for YT
• Answering a few emails
• Going to the gym whenever you want
• Super flexible schedule
What online coaching actually looks like:
• Being lonely AF and having no REAL human social interaction all day
• Feeling like you can NEVER relax bc there’s always something that you can be working on
• Talking to your dog a lot
• Sitting on your computer the entire day answering emails, scheduling calls, recording voice memos, sifting through applications
• Working on programming, onboarding new clients, updating website, documents, systems
• Your work day never really having an end time
• Being sedentary AF despite being a fitness coach
Truth is, I am SO SO SO happy I left my teaching job to coach full time. But let’s get this straight - GREAT coaches (or business owners for that matter), know that this is a TOUGH gig. We’re the only lunatics who leave their 40hr a week job to work 80+ hours a week 😅
No one talks about the loneliness of working from home.
No one talks about the “work hours” that have no official start or end time.
No one talks about the frustrations of coaching. Showing up for your clients when you don’t “feel like it” that day, not being able to call in sick, not having paid vacay or work-free weekends, being in charge of multiple peoples HEALTH, etc.
NOTE: I absolutely LOVE coaching & am STOKED to continue building my team & business (this is not to shit on coaching)
All of this to say, full time coaching is NOT what I think a lot of “fitness influencers” have made it seem like. There are ABSOLUTELY amazing perks of working from home, making your own schedule, etc. But fitspos, can we stop pretending like it’s so glam? If you’re a good coach, you have your work cut out for you.
Idk about you, but I’m not here to pretend like my life is perfect bc I work from home now. It’s awesome, but comes with a whole other slew of things to stress about.
All of this to say, if you’re a COACH, I see you hustling 👀 & if you’re a CONSUMER of a coach’s content, you should let them know you see & respect the hustle too.
Do you ever set expectations for how something should go and then it goes the exact opposite?
I was supposed to spend the weekend learning and connecting with my amazing mentor & the other ladies in my mastermind group on our first retreat in L.A., but instead, had something come up in my personal life and chose to leave the retreat early.
The whole situation sucked (to say the least) but I’ve made peace with it. Some things I just can’t control.
On that note, the time I did spend + the reason behind my leaving, surprised me by revealing areas within myself and my life that still need some love and attention. There’s work left to do, and I wasn’t being all the way honest with myself about that (partially because I wasn’t fully aware of what it looked like yet), but now that the dust has settled, and things are a bit clearer, I’m ready to show up for the assignment.
Needless to say, I didn’t leave L.A. with exactly what I came for, but I’m pretty sure I left with what I needed.
I probably won’t speak much more about it (for now), as I’m focusing on what’s ahead, but I did feel it was important to share the lows the same way I share the highs, no matter how vague it had to be.
Thanks to my mentors + this community for the love & support y’all always show. Sending it right back.💛 -