Friends are one of life's amazing gifts that we are given when we need. They are there for you when you need them and become part of your own Urban family. Yesterday I had a really rough day, you know the cliche Monday we all talk about having. Yup that was yesterday. Filled with conspiracy against Murphy's law I simply messaged my girls and they came rallying. Surprising me at work to give me a hug, setting up a stress relief yoga night, wine and laughs.
As I was enjoying a yoga pose I realized how grateful I am to be blessed with so many souls I can call friends and wanted to share that feeling with the world. Your friends give you support, feedback, help and a shoulder. No matter where we are in out lives or how far apart we live, our friends find ways to encourage us.
Our friends show up in our lives to help us and teach us lessons to grow. I have learned so many lessons from friends, both good and bad, but none the less important. So cherish the moments and save the memories. Do something silly for them today, hug them the next time you see them and thank them for showing up in your life.
Things to do with your friends!
Go on road trips
Play hide and go seek at Ikea
Watch silly movies and play the parts together
Have slumber parties
Take over a VIP section
Read the same book and have a mini book club
Take a belly dance class
Go somewhere you would never normally go to and enjoy the silliness
Have you ever gotten in one of those moods where you just needed to be creative? That was me today. I was going through my desk this morning and found a ton of random objects. Anything from My Little Ponies to buttons, I been meaning to use them. I decided to put together my items and tinker for a bit. It felt so good to just let my creativity flow, and after the little projects it sparked inspiration for a inspiration another project I've been wanting to do. Go figure!
The best part about my min project, I got to upcycle objects as well; mini mason jars just lying around- now mini beach globes, empty candle jars- now votive holders, and an old phone case- now a very loud phone case.
You can't hex your ex but you can heal and move on. A few years ago I was in a relationship the ended turbulently and for the next couple of years after that I went through some major change. I dated here and there, trying to match my ex's qualities and what I thought I wanted out of a relationship. There were many nights when I would just cry into my pillow asking my Goddess, why me or when will it happen. What I didn't realize at the time that I needed to do some major healing before I was able to move on. I was reading back through my notebook and saw a blog I wanted to write about ways to heal after a breakup. At first I was all nervous, bringing up old wounds, but recently I have been doing a lot of healing and needed to share.
Ten Ways To Get Over That Ex And Move On!
First things first: Let it out! Don't be ashamed of letting out your hurt, when we hold it in the pain just settles and it takes that much longer to remove.
Make a list: Take some time and write down the good and the bad memories that you shared. This part can be hard but by writing it down and letting yourself the chance to step outside the relationship.
Make a pact with your friends: I made a pact with my friends that every time I thought of calling/texting my ex I would text or call them.
Self healing: Meditation helps a lot during this period, it helps to calm the mind and work out the areas that need to heal.
Take time for yourself: Take all the time you need to heal. We all heal on different levels. Some can heal in just a few shorts weeks and others years. Don't shame yourself for your process.
Remember who you are: Now that you have new found independence and freedom take time to explore who you are. Take a new hobby, remember an old hobby. Step outside the comfort zone and take a class.
Take yourself out: Go out on self dates when ever possible. There is something awesome about taking your self to lunch and sitting outside with a good book.
Allow forgiveness: Start to forgive yourself and allow the relationship to become a lesson. This will be a major shift for your growth.
The box: Gather up any items that remind you of the relationship, old shirts, pictures, stuffed animals, etc. Donate the items that you can and get rid of the box. It is now time to move on!
Remember its ok to go slow: If you are ready to test the waters again go for gold, if not remember its ok to take your time.
I have made it to the six months mark on my incredible Nutrition School experience and I am not turning back! I remember about a year ago I was making my final decision to go back to school and I was talking to several "school representatives", with nothing really sounded interesting or worth wild. While continuing my search, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition kept popping up all around me. I felt as if everywhere I went, there it was giving me a sign to find out about it. From friends telling me about it to seeing fellow graduates who raved about the place. It was literally hitting me in the face saying, check me out. Finally I made the leap to reach out and speak to an ambassador.
I was immediately put to ease speaking and was happy to find that all my worries and questions were answered with just a few emails. Speaking with an ambassador was one of the highlights for me, because I felt as if I was receiving an experience rather than a sale. After two weeks of back and forth emails I spoke with an administrator and made one of the best decisions of my life.
Already being a life coach I wanted to add to my career by incorporating one's whole being, inside and out. From the moment I said yes to today I am so glad I never look back. The School has not only given me the tools I need to succeed but it has helped change my heath and wellness habits incredibly. I have lost weight, cleared my skin, gain energy and even improved my relationships. This school really wants you to succeed in your health and your career. It's wonderful!
As Health Coaches we go out into the world and help start a ripple, this ripple spreads wide and connects with other ripples, this is called the ripple effect. One small act that gains power and creates a positive change in society. I love being a part of this. Being healthy, happy and living my dreams is what I live for, and the thought of helping others achieve the same...priceless. This is why I decided to become an ambassador, so that I can help others join in on the fun!
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