We met 7 years ago. When we showed up there, We didn't know then what we do now. And we weren't the same women then as we are now either. Thank Goodness! 🙌🏻
Sandi and I met at Brave Girls Camp in Feb 2012. It was an experience that changed us for Good!
We were cared for, loved on, encouraged and comforted. We learned how to communicate better, how to love ourselves better and how to extend love to others better too. We became better humans. We learned about things that were holding us back and what kind of boundaries we needed to have to have truer, more authentic and more loving relationships.
Fast forward to now.... we now lead women from all over the world (yep, even Austrailia♥️) through the same lessons we learned then...♥️
We know that growth happens in safe circles of sisterhood and the Magic that happens every single time at our retreats is something so special- you just have to experience it! Really! If you are curious about our next retreat- May 3-5 th - jump over to the link in profile. If you are feeling the pangs in your heart- join us♥️
We have one spot left. And we'd love to have you with us♥️
So recently a friend posted about how she needs a mid-day reset. Something to shake her back into focus and reprioritize, to see the good instead of focusing on what isn't going perfectly.
As I read this at 2am, awake with heartburn, I decided I loved this idea so I set a daily at for 11am (my usual lunch time) titled Gratitude. This alarm reminds me to stop and be grateful for anything and everything. To turn any annoying or frustrating situation into a positive. To focus on how much He loves me and is working for my good.
When my alarm goes off I pull out my gratitude oil, take a few big whiffs, and out some on my temples and wrists. Then I get to focusing on what I am grateful for. All that I am blessed with.
It has made SUCH a difference in my day.
Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something?
I know I sure do! This week the universe has been sending me some big signs in my life and it started with last weekend. Going up on stage without questioning anything at the Beachbody super Saturday event. Next I get these emails about my enneagram (if you don’t know your enneagram number it’s a pretty interestingly accurate description of your personality, message me and I can send you the free version of the test) every morning. I’m a 6. So far this week the morning emails have been talking about letting go of looking for guidance and support outside of yourself, over committing, and remembering to embrace your good qualities. I get emails every morning from the universe and it basically it’s been about being myself instead of being someone I’m not. Finally my shine text this morning was all about confidence and overcoming self limiting beliefs.
The universe works in mysterious ways. As I started paying attention this week I realized the universe has been sending me signs all along and I’m learning to open my heart and in the calm the easier it is for me to see these signs. I need to work on my confidence, over come the self limiting beliefs I put on myself, stop looking for guidance outside of myself and trust my decisions, embrace all of my good qualities instead of the negative self talk, and just allow myself to be me!
What’s the universe trying to tell you?
I have the best “family” of co-workers I could ever asked for. Lovely Tracey handmade this beautiful little basket and made sure the chocolates were pink and the flower as well. I love my job. #lush#lushfamily#easter#allthingspink#iamloved
Easter has gotten to a point of chocolate and goodies. And our children really just like having fun with people who love them.
Showing our kiddos how much they mean to us through hugs, kisses on the top of their head, & the words "I love you" catapults all of us into a deeper sense of purpose. .
It can allow us to know "I'm okay as I am because I am loved."
Do you give things as well as candy?
I'd love to hear about them. .
Leanne Rose 🌹
Being stressed used to make me feel worthy and accomplished 🏆. I’ve always admired those business women👩💼 with packed schedules 📆, power suits, high heels, running around saying “I don’t have time for this!”⏱ It was kind of idealised when I was growing up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Most likely you have the same role model aspiration, even if you aren’t aware of it. It’s the culture that goes into our homes (and minds) through films 📺, magazines and books 📖. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But the reality is not as glamours. Stress and being busy all the time is like running towards the finish line of life.🏁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You deserve to be happy 🙂. You deserve to enjoy life 💆♀️. You deserve to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your stress level says nothing about who you are, your worth or accomplishments. It just says that you need to slow down and give yourself permission to stop 🛑 and live a meaningful life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As we finish our last class song we wrap our arms around our bodies and say “ I love myself” ❤️ it’s Important to teach the kids at an early age to love their body and soul #iamgoodenough#iamloved#ilovemyself May happiness be yours today and always my little bugs ❤️💋
YOU are amazing. I am amazing. Everyone in this world is freaking amazing!
Imagine the happiness we’ll have in our world when we all realize this fact!
Thinking we’re amazing doesn’t mean we’re conceited. It means we like ourselves. THIS IS A GOOD THING!
When people like themselves, they don’t have to tear others down to make themselves feel better. They already feel amazing! 🔑🔑Kids who think they’re amazing grow into adults who do amazing things. ✨Help kids think they’re amazing.
We all hold thoughts that weigh us down at times. But that doesn’t mean we are weak. You need to have the bad to see the good in life. You need to go through events and emotions to grow and learn from them and to learn about who you are. Life should be about self discovery and self love. With a willingness to share our love with someone else. It’s not selfish to put yourself first, in fact it’s necessary in order to truly be happy. Be proud of who you are and what you’re doing in life. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else because you are on your own journey in life. Keep your head up and keep pushing on ❤️ #iamloved#selflove#strength#selfdiscovery#persevere
Came to work to find this for me. I've had some rough days and this was a wonderful surprise. I'm thankful for the people in my life who lift my spirits and make me feel loved.
So it’s about gone.. toast, sausage, omelette and oatmeal. Doesn’t everyone’s husband cook them breakfast on his days off 🤷♀️🤷♀️ mine does all the time and he seems to think he’s the only husband that does!! #iamloved
Hi guys! There’s a number of new faces around here so I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself and share a few rome random facts so you can know a bit more about me.
1. I used to be so incredibly insecure about my (perceived) hideous self that I couldn’t face myself in a mirror.
2. I LOVE dance and took lessons for years. (Try doing that while not looking in a mirror!) Back in 2012 I opened a not for profit Creative Arts Studio that teaches dance and music. I’ve since passed the torch on and The Studio is now run by @ash_t_smith but every now and then I make an appearance and teach a class. 👯♀️ 3. I knew I was going to marry my husband when I was 11 years old, and proceeded to tell EVERYONE my plan (including his then girlfriend 🤦🏻♀️). #liveandlearn
4. I believe social media should actually be social and I love meeting new people and making new friends on this incredible app that brings people together from all over.
I’d love to learn a bit about you! Please don’t be shy! Introduce yourself or share a random fact about yourself here too.
Wearing my Ina long sleeve dress this morning out and about with the kiddos running my errands. Very comfy and soft and can someone say pockets??‼️‼️ This dress comes in three colors: Maroon (seen here), black, and cream with either affirmation of “I am brave”, or “I am loved”, placed subtly on the inside of the sleeve. So many ways to wear this dress and I adore how luxuriously soft it is! $45, shop the link in my bio
I enter a Michael's Craft store on North Freeway Blvd and I was amazed that they had a cart that you can drive at the store it was sitting on the seat I thought someone had left a piece of there Merchandise, I was gonna give it to the cashier upon me leaving the store, well I shopped around had a few things in my basket and decided not to make any purchases, I went to return my items back to the shelves and noticed that this item didn't have a SKU number and that when I read the message. It is so adorable and I actually needed this in my life been going through some tough times it always helps when you receive love where and when it isn't expected thank you so much. Sincerely Ebony😘😘❣❣❣❣ #ifaqh#ifoundaquiltedheart#raok#iamloved#quiltedheart#foundaquiltedheart#scrapsoffabric
To every me that I’ve had the privilege of being.
To all the parts of me I’ve fed & starved.
To the me that has been excited, sad, scared, brave, loving, unkind, selfish, unselfish, resentful, angry and joyful.
To the young girl who I’ve managed to mother but also overmother, the girl I’ve told to keep quiet in situations of injustice but also the girl I’ve told to stand up for herself.
To all the masculine parts of me I’ve hidden and sometimes shown.
To the feminine I’ve negated but also channeled immensely.
To the girl who always runs away when things get tough.
To the me who has stayed when she shouldn’t have.
To all these pieces of what it means for me to be human.
I’m finally here to love you.
Through all the tears, the fighting, the negation.
I get it now.
I get that all I needed to do was love me, through every passing year, through every age, through every obstacle... I finally accept that you are all beautiful and ABLE.
I’m so able!! ❤️ And for anyone who reads this, know that you are so able and beautiful and LOVED.
And when you finally turn to the mirror and accept all that you are, all that you have ever been and all that you have yet to be.
You’ll see that you have been perfect all along ❤️ I love this human.
This experience of being human could be my favorite ever 💜
I am so blessed to be ever changing, growing and everything in between.
Yay to existence.
It’s just for a few years we get to be here, and I don’t plan to spend anymore hating the human that I am being♥️ May you breathe deeper today than yesterday and remember that this life is grand 🌸
as a single Momma, sometimes I have no clue how I do what I do, I just get it done. I haven’t had 24 hours to myself since my Pop passed away and at times it feels like I may crack and I keep going. I just keep going. there are so many uncertainties in life and I know for sure I will be taken care of, even when it feels like I won’t and I can’t do anymore. right now my baby isn’t feeling well. just when I thought I was so exhausted she proved to me I can make it with even less sleep as she tosses and turns and has been waking up every 30 minutes. every 30 minutes. earlier some friends came over and cooked, and before that her Pops brought by food and things we needed. and even still the moments like these in the middle of the night, make me feel like I’m completely alone, and I’m not. I am not alone, I can do this, all of the things...and I am taken care of, she is taken care of, we are taken care of. my creator and my ancestors will not place anything on me I cannot handle, so I breathe and find peace in knowing I am capable. more capable than I know. I pray all the single Mommas ( and all the folk, period) feel and know that no matter our circumstances, we are held by a greater force and love. give thanks, you can do it, we can do it, I can do it. we are loved. #youcandoit#icandoit#wecandoit#capable#love#loved#youareloved#weareloved#iamloved