Do you ever get inspired by something you see... and feel that deep, stirring desire to create it but in your own vision... I've been churning with so many handmade things that I see here on IG. I'm a very creative person. Always have been. Started crocheting and sewing when I was 5. I see so many things just like this and even more, and that candle of creative desire has rekindled....burning so hot and bright. So many things I want to create. But...there is a wall between what I want to do and what I am now limited to being able to create. These diseases have wreaked havoc with the joints of my hands. I can no longer even hold my camera without dropping it, that is why I now use a strap. Everything has changed, but not my heart's desire to create. I found myself getting sad. But all sadness will do is breed dark places. I refuse to allow dark places to start making residents within my life. I've been at that place before. It's a cold, dank place. A place where light has no brilliance and smiles no longer warm the heart. No. I will not allow sadness to carry me back there. So instead, I will save the things that are calling to me, I will hold on to them until a day where they may find a cure for what causes my hands to despise me so. For a day filled with sunshine and joints filled with movement. There is always hope. No matter how certain something may look at the time, there is yet always a tomorrow. And with each new morning brings fresh new hope. So no tears for the things I can no longer do...only sparkles of hope that dances across the gloss of my eyes.... I will save these things close to my heart, dusting them off from time to time, readying them for that day when my hope is birthed joyfully into reality. And if by chance I'm dreaming, please be still, and let me softly dream on....
I've managed to catch myself a few times from complaining and I'm still going...it's definitely going to take more practise.
Sometimes complaining is so ingrained in us that at first thought we may not be immediately aware of all the amazing things we grateful for.
Documenting gratitude in a journal can help as can a gratitude app.
Instead of saying "grace" (which is still a practise of gratitude) you could also name aloud three things in your day which you are grateful for.
Good luck with this challenge and should you try and manage to catch yourself about to complain tell me below what you are grateful for?
It doesn’t matter who you used to be; what matters is who you decide to be today. You are not your mistakes. You are not your mishaps. You are not your past. You are not your wounds. You can decide differently today and at every moment. Remember that. You are offered new opportunity with each breath to think, choose, decide, and act differently in a way that supports you in being all that you are capable of being. You are not less than. You are Good Enough! ☀️💛 #bekind#spreadpositivity#mentalhealthawareness#personalblog#sunset#clearwater#youareenough
New post is up on the blog! Belated post about visiting Montecito and Santa Barbara, California last summer!! There were so many succulents growing in abundance there, and it was gorgeous to see. Our AirBnB was also a historical home that was absolutely elegant. Click the link in my bio to see for yourself!
Isn’t this space so genius? When making rollers for kids you always want to dilute oils more than if an adult were to use them. This space has all the things you need for kiddos ready to use. Tummy ache? Grab that TUMMY roller. Take out the WELLNESS roller and put on your kiddos feet before bed (I put thieves and lavender in our kids wellness rollers) Are they having trouble breathing? Roll that CHEST roller on. ( I put R.C. in ours, diluted with coconut oil) Don’t want to make your own rollers? There is an entire kidscent line available to purchase that has already been diluted for you- available in both Canada and US markets for ages 2+ We use the rose ointment on dry, itchy skin or lips! There’s oil combos to encourage bravery, courage, and calming tantrums. The sky is the limit you guys- that’s the best part about oils! Have questions? Let me know!
Are you an instant gratification person? I am (Blair again). Once I decide on something, I want it to happen. Like immediately. I don't understand when other people aren't on the same page, when change can't happen overnight. I also find myself annoyed when things don't just happen and I actually have to slog away at it for awhile.
It's like climbing a mountain, right? You love the views, the sense of accomplishment, but the uphill trek can be tedious and exhausting.
I see this same impatience behind my frustrations at work, and I'm learning how to navigate it. I'm great at pushing hard and blowing mountains up with dynamite, but when it comes to the long haul of moving a mountain one bucket of dirt at a time? Not so much.
I guess my point with all of these mountain metaphors is that life is a series of peaks and valleys, no matter if you are working the shittiest job or traveling the world as an influencer or even just living rich on a yacht in the Mediterranean. There will always be slow, tedious, exhausting points that you have to slog through. There will be amazing views and highlights; easy flat ground that's lovely, if not a little boring; and sometimes you'll encounter really sharp cliffs that terrify and thrill you at the same time.
So whether you are on a mountain peak, a flat grassy valley, an electrifying cliff face, or tediously trekking up a mountain trail: take a moment to appreciate where you are, where you have been, and where you are going.
Happy Hump Day 🐪
#warmupandthink, или студенческая любовь
// фото: 21 июня. пьём коктейль из лучей заходящего солнца//
Вот лежишь в общаге, уставившись на изодранную стену под аккомпанемент шурщащей обёртки от чужой неполезной еды, и изнываешь оттого, что и живёшь ты в дыре какой-то, и швырнуть эту чужую неполезную еду в мусорку ты не можешь, потому что кто ты такая, и вообще любовь твоя живёт на втором этаже, а ты... тоже на втором, но не с ней, не с любовью своей. Думаешь «господе, опять какие-то левые люди заселятся, опять всему заново учить, опять жаловаться маме на неприспособленность этих детей 😭 ой всё, замуж хочу, к любови своей, кашку с утра варить и валяться вместе по вечерам, поглядывая видосики на ютубе». Просто оно ведь всё чужое и равнодушно-временное: и стены эти изодранные, и еда эта чужая неполезная, которую в мусорку швырнуть охота. А там – оно уже своё, родное, имеющее смысл, будущее!..
Но, как ни крути, а оно не будет иметь такого смысла, пока с побочкой нищего студенчества не намучаешься.
Побочка – это стоять в одиннадцатом часу вечера около общаги; душ скоро закроется, а ты обнимаешь крепко-крепко, и выть от досады хочется, потому что в этом грёбаном душе опять грёбаная очередь, бежать надо, но отпустить не можешь, потому что любишь! Это пытаться услышать сердечко под тремя слоями зимней одежды, ведь так редко удаётся слушать его биение просто так, сквозь футболку. Это лежать летом на траве и болтать обо всем, ворочаться на твёрдой земле в попытках устроиться поудобнее и осыпать друг друга нежными уличными поцелуями: легонько так, сдержанно, но непременно ласково. Это испытывать боль от редких встреч и говорить друг другу, что мы пройдём через это и всё будет хорошо. Это выходить с экзамена и торопливо набирать «экз 9 итог 10» – сразу же, в первую очередь. Получать тоже что-то такое из серии «в первую очередь» – и чувствовать, как сердце непременно пропускает один удар, хоть месяц вы вместе, хоть пять – самое важное не стирается временем.
Студенческая любовь – это быть выброшенными в буйное море взрослой жизни и цепляться друг за друга, даже если вас несут разные волны. Поэтому, может быть, в будущее студенческой любви верят больше, чем в будущее школьной?
June 26, 2019 | Make this personal... what have you been hoping for? Have you been confident that you’ll receive it or are you still treating it as a wish? I’m guilty of hoping but not being confident: Desiring a raise but not being 100% sure. Wishing for a spot in the lot but still being weary. Fantasizing about love but being very very hesitant. But like this affirmation says hope is not “wishing thinking” but instead a firm assurance. So I encourage you to be confident in your desires. Nothing is impossible you literally have to believe it and it will come true. So mark my words, ya girl is getting in that parking lot 💯 and I’m going to make more money AND I’m going to have love one day. Hoping everything you desire comes true too 🙏🏾 Happy Hump Day ☀️ •
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Today I wanted to sit on the top roof of my house just like that or just in a magical way but I can’t and I don’t know what came over me but I thought to give it a try by it’s actual way and I stood there for 2 minutes to experience how magical it looked to see at the city full of lights and when I lost the support tried to go further on my own I fell down and in that spur of moment I realized that to fulfill your dreams and achieve what you want or to enjoy life you had to take steps maybe small steps but you have to take them🏙💫.
Have a colic baby??
Only a mother knows how difficult it is to have a colic baby, not because he/she is colic but because of the pain and uncomfortablility they go through, and the pain a mother go through that nobody sees. And for that a mother tries each and every thing she is being told by doctors or other mommies around her just to ease her baby. Just like that I also tried many things for my baby as he was colic too.
How to identify if your baby is colic?
I was new to this and I didn’t know this in my baby’s case until I went to a doctor for other reason but after inspecting him she said “icka pait to dekho kitna phola hwa ha” he has gas, he used to wake up right after 10 to 15 minutes as soon as I put him to sleep. He was so uncomfortable as he was not getting enough sleep and may be out of pain he used to cry. They say baby with colic has some witchy hours in which they cry the most or they cry in the evenings. So check if your baby’s tummy is swollen out of gas or he is crying more than usual. He might have colic issue.
Here I am listing some of my own tried remedies told by doctor and mummy friends that truly worked for me.
1. If you are breastfeeding change your diet, avoid dairy foods.
2. Burp your baby every time you feed.
3. Move their legs in bicycle motion as they are riding it with every diaper change for 2 to 3 minutes, it helps to release the trapped gas.(very very effective method,refer to pic)
4. Massage baby’s tummy and back clockwise and anti clockwise.Or use I love you method i personally used shown in pic.
5. Change the formula milk by consulting doctor (if you are not breastfeeding) in my case I was told to use @similac_us formula milk that digests easily.
6. Give her 2,3 aniseeds(sonf) and elaichi(cardamom) in her feeder once a day in formula milk or water.
We’ve got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act upon. That’s who we really are.
💫 “you don’t have to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, love, and acceptance. You will change the world just by being a warm, kind hearted human being.” - Anita Krizzan ⚡️
Just in case you needed to hear this this morning 🙃 sometimes it’s easy to feel defeated and like you haven’t done enough. I know I feel this way at times. Sure, there are some 20-somethings doing some AMAZING things right now and just because I’m not doing what they’re doing, doesn’t mean I’m not making an impact on the world in my own way. Keep shining your LIGHT and know that you ARE changing the world just by fully embracing it 💃