Bixby Bridge Beach #bixbybridge #pch #pacificcoasthighway #ocean #coastal #shadesofblue #beauty #beach (at Bixby Bridge, PCH)
Erica over at Fashionlush — two words: amaze balls.
If you haven’t heard of Fashionlush well… [pause] …go check her out her site. Like now. (it’s OK, I’ll wait…)
Well, this girl gets it. And I mean s e r i o u s l y gets it.
No joke, no sarcasm, no fillers of any kind — I just couldn’t believe after my 20+ years, I was hearing someone other than myself describing the exact emotions,…
#eathealthy #sleepwell #breathedeeply #enjoylife
Day 9: True Forgiveness — Most people don’t know the story behind the adoption of my cat Leila. And for good reasons…or so I’ve told myself. I adopted Leila December 1, 2007. It was after one of the most traumatic and life altering periods of my life. I was a sophomore sorority girl in college; someone other people loved to be around, yet I was alone and felt isolated from everyone I’d ever loved, and learned that I needed a fresh beginning. That’s when my life led me to Lei. She pretty much saved my freaking life, and changed it forever in the best way imaginable. Lessons were learned, and I grew stronger and furiously more independent. I was able to learn the most valuable lesson of all: to forgive myself. I chose to forgive myself for the mistakes I made, the choices that I decided felt right, the falls and wounds I had to endure, because all of that enabled me to walk taller and keep smiling. Forgiving myself for all the tears that were misused. Forgiving myself for all of the scars I’ve accumulated over the years. Forgiving myself for letting go, and choosing sin over salvation. All I ever want and need is to love unconditionally, but I’ve learned forgiveness, especially of oneself, can invite all sorts of good things back into your life, including love. Be calm. Forgiving soothes the soul. Namaste. @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #peace #calm #forgiveness #joy #happiness #bliss #meditation #unconditionallove #love
Day 8: Manifesting Dreams—I must have been already been dreaming, thinking I got this up last night! My plan was to complete an actual vision board, but that unfortunately didn’t happen…but I did come across this photo I took from The 2014 California Roots Festival. It brought me right back to that happy place (which is probably why I KO’ed so quick!) Dreaming of that happy place, where life seems to move a little slower and life seems to feel a little lighter…I am the only one in control of my own soul. I will choose where I share my joy, my sorrows, my pain, my happiness. I dream to align my soul and my inner light together; colliding with each other so that I experience the encompassing feeling of happiness and pure joy wash throughout my veins. I want to feel love and passion woven so closely that it bounds together my soul with another’s—without force or negative energy, just pure uninterrupted love. Love: so powerful, it takes an astronomical force to interrupt its beauty in all it’s magnitude. I will be me. A lover, a mom, a friend, a soul. A soul on the infinite run for happiness, peace and pure love. @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #happiness #soulful #soul #chakras #beauty #spiritual #passion #joy #peace #manifestingdreams#manifestingdreamsintoreality #art #MorphisArt MorphisArt.com]
So happy my 1st graze nibblebox box came today! What am I grazing on?! This week’s box was full of morning munchies! Raspberry & Coconut Muffin Mix, Summer Berry Flapjack Bars, BBQ Corn Nuts & Cashews, AND Morning Energizer Trail Mix!! Sounds pretty good right?! Well they taste even better!AND every snack is proportioned out for healthy snacking…most snacks around 140-250 calories, but they also offer a “caloriecounter box” with snacks limited to just 50-150 calories each! Perfect way to recharge my way through the workday! Already eager for my next box to arrive!! Curious to try out graze??! Ask me how to get your 1st & 5th boxes FREE!! @grazedotcom #graze #grazesnacks #snackingreinvented #nibblebox #snacks #healthy #happy #morningmunchies #naturedelivered
Day 6: Start A New Routine - After a brutal case of the Mondaysat work, an extremely long day of unloading and loading up our apartment to clean the floors, and a nostalgic walk down a boxed version of memory lane, I somehow still managed to bake homemade pizza and salad . New routine to attempt: oil pulling, accompanied by 20minutes of journal reflection. Despite being up so late and feeling so sleepy, I am still thankful for the early morning lemon water and sun salutations I managed to squeeze in this early morning. Off to rest my eyes for another reflective and focused day. @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #peace #habits #oilpulling #journaling #reflect #gratefulness #gratitude #love
Day 5 of The Yoga Girl Challenge - Break A Bad Habit. While at a bomb ass local diner, debating between my usual berry pancakes or bacon hangover hash, I listed out a few habits that I could break; after hunger pains got the best of me, I just let the “bad habit” come to me. The hash won. BUT THEN! The waitress asked the almighty question: “what cheese?” I would normally go with Swiss or cheddar most days, BUT decided to break my habit of deliberately controlling every little thing and be spontaneous and try something new. Feta. And you know what? Tasted absolutely delicious, almost like ricotta in your eggs, which just makes it taste even creamier and richer, but also adds a salty bite. An older couple was seated beside us both eagerly friendly, making the first introductions; (tight squeeze, place is that good!) We exchanged hellos and could not help but notice her vibrant outfit. Coral blouse, teal necklace, and matching nails to boot. I mean, she was even rocking the ‘ring-finger-painted-a-different-color’. Ya, she was pretty on it, and I’m one for a well matched outfit! Anyways, she said she and her husband were off to the San Juan Baptista missions for a celebration. We’ll, her hubs said he would rather watch the 49ers test out their new stadium, so he bailed on her! I couldn’t help but giggle. She left me with this sage take on relationships: “we do what we wanna do.” Taught me a valuable lesson; space is important to growing closer. So, we when we got home, I spontaneously cleaned my entire closet and chose to donate what was left behind, rather than exchanging on it somewhere for cash or credit. Also, decided to throw in a hybrid melon I found at the farmer’s market in today’s watermelon slush, as well as a whole cucumber! Not just delicious, but healthy and refreshingly hydrating too! Now off to watch a random Netflix movie that came in the mail…hope you all have a peaceful and zen rest of your Sunday! @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #health #peace #foodie #eggbaconpotatofetascramble #watermelon #juicing #strawberrywatermeloncucumbermelonlime #donate #donations #giving #hoarder #badhabit #feelsgood #goodforthesoul
Day 3: Random of Kindness - While perusing and eating my way through the farmer’s market, my eyes caught the attention of these beauties. Sunflowers, yellow and bold-faced. They reminded me of practicing yoga. Standing tall, absorbing the sun’s energy, and radiating beauty. So, I bought them in hopes they would bring joy and brighten someone else’s day, like they did for me. Got home from the market, unloaded my goodies, and dropped these off at a neighbor’s front door with a sweet little note. Positivity, kindness, and joy. Pass it on. One love. @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #randomactofkindness #onelove #positivity #peace #kindness #joy #bright #yellow #sunflowers #beautiful #happy
Day 3: Random Act of Kindness - While perusing and eating my way through the farmer’s market, my eyes caught the attention of these beaties. Sunflowers. Yellow and bold-faced they embrace the sun. They reminded me of a practicing yoga. Standing tall, absorbing the sun’s energy, and radiating beauty from the inside out. So, I bought those sunflowers in hopes it would bring joy and brighten someone else’s day as they did for me. Dropped them off at a neighbors’ front door with a sweet little note. Positivity, kindness, and joy. Pass it on. One love. @yoga_girl #yogagirlchallenge #randomactofkindness #onelove #positivity #kindness #joy #bright #yellow #sunflowers #beautiful #happy