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Amelia Kathryn Barnes  mom of 2 😇🌈 practice yoga with me @oneoeight.tv!🙏 Eco-clothing designer @pranavidastyle 🇨🇦 #LandonsLegacy 📖 & #LandonsLegacyRetreat 👭 (Sept 24-29)

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We're back home! I had such a great time filming/teaching/podcasting at @island.yoga in Aruba this week, while Lily and Justin had daddy daughter time. I'll have more videos on @oneoeight.tv soon, and my podcast with @yoga_girl will be out on Friday 🤗.
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Plus I got to test out my new @pranavidastyle mesh leggings lots more - and they are Ahhhhmazing! These leggings have the same ultra comfy fit as my #legacyleggings (high seamless waist with diamond gusset), are also made with ♻️ fabric, and have flattering mesh panels that are super breathable and indestructible 💨💪👊. And of course, made in Canada! 🇨🇦
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Hop on my newsletter list to be the first to know when these must-haves launch this week! (Click link in my profile and look for the blue banner at the bottom) 💃😊 #pranavidastyle #bestleggingsEVER #oneOeight #oneoeighttribe

Feeling on cloud nine after recording the most incredible podcast with @yoga_girl ... It always feels wonderful to be able to talk about Landon and my journey, and in sharing knowing that his life continues to make an impact. Rachel has a gift for "interviewing" - it felt just like a really powerful, awakening and healing conversation with a best friend. Lots of tears and tissue breaks but so much joy and laughter too. And @loving.lealuna makes an adorable appearance. Can't wait for this to air (next Friday)!
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Also though it might be fun to do a Q&A here... so any questions you have (about anything!) comment below and I'll write a post with answers to the most common Qs soon 🤗 #lovelovelove #landonslegacy #oneOeight

Lily makes her @oneoeight.tv debut! This was the first time she actually did full vinyasa with me 👏👏. I totally thought she'd be way too distracted by the cameras but she rocked it! (I wish there were sound here but this is just a video of the camera screen. I was singing lol 🤷‍♀️).
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Finished filming today -- so lots of new classes will be coming your way soon! Not already on @oneOeight.tv ? Sign up for a 10-day free trial to get everything you need to nourish your body, mind and soul - right at home. Click the link in my profile! .
Mom and mini leggings by me @pranavidastyle 😊
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#yogawithlilyorysia #happyhappy #oneOeight #pranavidastyle @island.yoga

#lilyorysia meets @loving.lealuna !!! Gah I can't even handle the love! ❤️❤️❤️
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A few more days of making @oneoeight.tv magic here (if you're in Aruba come to my workshop @island.yoga Saturday!). And yes, we'll be recording a @yoga_girl podcast, so stay tuned for that...
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Question for you all! @yoga_girl 's podcast sparked a bit of a podcast obsession with me -- I've come across many inspiring ones and find it's so great with to able to listen wherever and whenever, often on walks, driving, flying or around the house. Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favourites?

We made it to Aruba!! And it actually was fairly smooth sailing (well, flying ✈️). Thank you for all the awesome tips! (Did anyone catch my stories?)😂
Today I was at @island_yoga filming for @oneOeight.tv , while Lily and Justin (@bamsy23 , yup it's true he got on IG!) explored Aruba. The people and energy here is truly amazing... I knew of course that it would be seeing as how @yoga_girl always making magic happen, but WOW!! If you ever get to this part of the world @island_yoga and @nourisharuba is the place to be.
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I teach a workshop Saturday morning for anyone in the area!!
✨✨✨ #oneOeight #oneoeighttribe #pranavidastyle #yogaeverydamnday

I just feel called to express how much I appreciate every one of you. You words and support have really uplifted me this past week. It's especially beautiful to see the conversation and connections #landonslegacybookclub is bringing about. I'm deeply grateful for this, my family, my friends, and Mother Nature ... the list goes on.
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What/who are you appreciative of right now? Tag anyone you want give a big hug to.
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Let's fill this feed with high vibe energy to start off the weekend! ✨✨✨ #lilyorysia #lovinglandonslily #landonslegacy carrier @boba #bobalove 📷 precious moment captured by @theunsinkablejenn ❤️

Part 2 #landonslegacybookclub
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JULY 13 2014
I am so grateful that Landon chose to show us that yes, he was there—at least in some small way. During the minutes, then hours, that followed after he was taken off life support, he waited patiently for the perfect time to leave...
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By the time my sister, who is a NICU nurse and very passionate about the importance of skin-to-skin contact, insisted that we un-swaddle him and lay his little naked body on my chest, I was ready to let him go. I didn’t want him to be trapped in a body that no longer functioned. I wasn’t afraid anymore. The moment his skin touched mine, I could feel him completely relax. “Let go,” I told him. “It’s okay.” His soft breathing slowed and soon stopped. His strong heartbeat faded away. At that moment I knew he was at peace, that he was ready to go....
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My mom took a photo the moment Landon was placed on my bare chest ... Looking at it I wonder: how did I manage to smile at the same moment that my son slipped away from this world? Thinking back, I remember feeling a deep sense of relief and imagining that he felt as though he were back in my womb again, safe and protected—at least that’s what I hoped...
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And after he died, we could have stayed with him longer. We could have given him his bath and dressed him in the outfit he would wear to the funeral home. I feel guilty we didn’t, but I just couldn’t stay any longer. I was too exhausted, physically and emotionally. I had barely slept in four days. My sister stayed with him though, and she bathed him and dressed him. It makes me feel a bit better knowing that he was with family then and that I didn’t completely abandon him. But I still can’t help feeling as though I let him down, as though I’ve failed at being the mother I was supposed to be.
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(Discussion questions in comments) #landonslegacy

Lily's favourite thing right now is to point out airplanes ✈️.. "APAA! APAA!" She shrieks whenever she sees or hears one. I can wait to see her expression when we arrive at the airport on Saturday and she realizes that we're actually going up in one (Aruba bound to film more @oneOeight.tv !)
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That being said -- I need all the flying-with-toddler sanity saving ideas out there! Comment below if you have any tips 🤗
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Leggings by me @pranavidastyle
Lily's vest by @hazelandivyco ❤️❤️ 📷 @chalanioz

I was inspired by @upsidedownmama to add some upsidedown to my swing routine! OMG it feels awesome. I feel way more secure doing wheel with the swing semi supporting my back, and I can invert with no effort which feels sooo good on my back. #pranavidastyle #lilyorysia #happyhappy #yogawithlilyorysia

Lily's been coming up with the weirdest/funniest faces lately. I have no idea where she got this from but it's hilarious. And of course she's still happy happy happy.
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This baby girl ALWAYS seems to know when I need a good laugh.
I often wonder how much she understands or what just goes over her head. I'm pretty confident she knows way more than I'm aware of though.
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I'd love to hear your intuitive baby/child stories...❤️

#landonslegacybookclub Part 1: JULY 10 2014
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It’s 3 a.m. I keep waking up thinking I’m trapped in a crazy nightmare. Just over twenty-four hours ago we met our baby boy, Landon James. After about eight hours of labour, I was eight centimetres dilated. Suddenly his heartbeat dropped dangerously low, and I was rushed into the operating room for an emergency C-section. By the time they got him out, it was too late. His heart had stopped beating. It took over fifteen minutes to resuscitate him, and by that time his brain was severely damaged. No one knows exactly what happened. The doctors and nurses seem to be in as much shock as we are. He is still on life support, but it’s not looking good. We are praying for a miracle.
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It’s 7 p.m., forty-two hours since Landon was born. I still feel as though I’m stuck in a nightmare that I can’t wake up from. Time is moving so, so slowly. Sometimes it seems that the minute hand on the clock isn’t moving at all. Nothing feels real. Landon doesn’t even feel real.
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While today was much harder because the numbing effect of all the drugs in me is wearing off, there were also some good things. .... I'm able to spend more time with Landon now that I can sit and even stand longer, and I’ve been pumping colostrum and using it for cleaning his mouth, even though he can’t eat. Also, I did get to change his diaper after he passed his first meconium today. I never thought changing my baby’s dirty diaper could be the highlight of my day, but it was. Doing that for him made me feel at least a bit like a normal mom.
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The hardest thing right now is not being able to hold my son because of all the tubes he’s hooked up to. It feels unnatural, so wrong, to be separated from him, not to be able to comfort him. He has been a part of me ever since he was conceived. I feel like I’ve abandoned him, and it breaks my heart to not know how much, if anything, he can sense. Does he hear my voice, know my touch and my smell or long to be in my arms just as much as I long to hold him? ...
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(See discussion questions in comments) #landonslegacy #landonslegacythebook #landonslegacybookclub

It had been such a long time since I'd gotten a "sign" from my baby boy, I'd honestly stopped looking. Then this weekend we were enjoying a beautiful sunset walk in my favourite park (which I discovered right around the time Landon was conceived), and this orange butterfly showed up. It looked very much like the orange butterflies that visit us at #LandonsLegacyRetreat . It spent at least twenty minutes landing on our hands and flitting around, until eventually I set it on a branch and said goodbye. It couldn't have been more fitting and perfect. (Swipe right!)
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It's times like this that remind me our loved ones are really never far, even though it can feel that way. Do you believe in signs? When do you feel most connected to someone who has passed on in your life?
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PS #LandonsLegacyBookClub read-along starts today so be sure to check back ❤️❤️ (you can buy my book @pranavidastyle or Amazon) 📷 by @theunsinkablejenn ❤️

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