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Caitlin Turner  Journeying through the endless possibilities to live a life that I love, then sharing it all with you. βœŒπŸ»οΈβ€β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸŒΈβœˆοΈπŸŒŽοΈπŸ™ˆ info@gypsetgoddess.com

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I've already made solid headway on my spring cleaning around the house, but now I need to spring clean my soul. I'm ready to make some changes. πŸ™ŒπŸ»
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We can all choose how we want to spend our time, and I've taken stock and found 4 habits that I am making a point to spend less time on from here on out:
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1. I will avoid watching TV during the day.
2. I will avoid negative conversations about other people, unless they are in a problem solving context.
3. I will be less reactive to uncomfortable feelings of fear, anger, and sadness.
4. I will avoid making assumptions about others feelings, opinions, and intentions.
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In the mission of improving oneself and breaking bad habits, I find it better to add than simply subtract. In place of my old habits I will be doing these things instead:
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1. Spend more time outside.
2. Spend more time discussing what I love and admire about people I know.
3. Take more deep breaths and force myself to experience a waiting period before I react.
4. Communicate when I don't understand someone's behavior, and ask them to clarify.
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These changes won't necessarily be easy, and won't happen overnight, but I'm determined to be a happier, calmer, less stressed, and more discipline me.
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If you were to spring clean your soul, what are some changes that you would make? πŸ’—
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πŸ“Έ: @the.walshman

Arms wide open and accepting of whatever the universe throws my way today. πŸ’—
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πŸ‘™: @beachriot

Hearts are wild creatures, that's why our ribs have cages. 😘
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πŸ“Έ: @iliscrub

I see the world through flower tinted lenses. πŸ˜‰πŸŒΊπŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸŒ»πŸŒΉπŸ˜Ž
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πŸ“Έ: @aubrymarie

Saturday mood/story of my life. πŸ˜‚
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πŸ“Έ: @mindbodygreen

The most valuable friendships share enough in common to create that deep sense of kinship and feeling understood; but they also have enough differences to provide each other with necessary perspective, insight, and another point of view.
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In this world of algorithms and hashtags, that show us only what they think we want to see, it's easy to get lost in a community where everyone agrees with each other and perspective is limited.
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Don't forget to surround yourself not just with like-minded people, but with people who can act as a mirror for you, providing you with perspective, and giving each of you opportunities to learn and grow from your differences. ✌🏻

CHOCOLATE GEODES?! 😳😍🀀
Is your mind as blown as mine is right now?! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
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1. How did I not know this was a thing?
2. For real, how do I get one of these immediately?!
3. YES. You can eat the ENTIRE thing (even the crystals!) πŸ˜‹
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Major kudos to @alex.yeatts for this creation. 😍😍
TAG A FRIEND who loves candy and crystals! πŸ«πŸ’Ž

Channeling my inner teenager. 😜
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When I was 16, I was an elite level rhymthmic gymnast, and stuff like this was easy. It's definitely NOT easy (at all), now that I'm a little older and less flexible... in fact, getting into this one took longer than I'd like to admit πŸ˜‚... but I choose to let moments like this one remind me of something very important: I've still got it! πŸ˜‰
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My head no longer touches the back of my standing leg (it's true), and I may be less flexible and more jiggly in some areas than my teenage self (such is life), but I'm also stronger, wiser, more sure of myself than teenage me ever could have imagined feeling, and... bonus... I finally grew the boobs that teenage me always wanted. πŸ˜‚
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Comparing yourself to a younger you can be depressing if you let it, or it can be reaffirming and kind of awesome. It's all about where you choose to place your focus. ✌🏻
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Rocking: @aloyoga 😍
#yoga #aloyoga #flexibility #backbend #splits

How easily are you offended? When you feel offended, what do you do about it?
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I ask these questions, because as a society, I feel like we're becoming a little too touchy.
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That's not to say there isn't a ton of offensive stuff going on everyday, because it's all undeniably there, but at the same time it seems that some have started to welcome that feeling of offense, and the temptation towards self-righteousness that often accompanies it.
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I feel like as soon as we combine self-righteousness with a feeling of offense, it becomes dangerous. In this case we run the risk of allowing ourselves to become offended more often, because when we become offended we also get to feel "right".
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Feeling "right" does feel good. I get it. However this craving to be "right" is making a lot of us too quick to point out how others are wrong whenever we get the chance.
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If we continue this way, does being offended not become like crying wolf?
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Instead of being offended by every little thing that we take personally, can we please take a step back, and save our offense and righteous indignation for situations where it really matters? Each of us must self-regulate, and honestly be our own judge of when this is the case, and when it isn't.
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Being so easily offended by everything around us doesn't bring us together. It polarizes us, it separates us, it makes us right vs. wrong, it makes us angry, it makes us fight, and it makes us, as a population, easier to control. (Ever heard the phrase "divide and conquer"??)
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I'm all about social justice and righteous indignation (keyword: righteous, not superfluous), but otherwise, can we please chill out?
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If you're truly offended about something, then do something about it. Take action, don't just complain. If you're just taking things too personally, instead take a deep breath and try to take things with a grain of salt today. πŸ˜‰πŸ’—
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πŸ“Έ: @iliscrub

Full on Fri-YAY vibes. 🌴
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πŸ“Έ: @iliscrub

How @aubrymarie and I sometimes like to hang out. Totally natural. πŸ˜‰
TAG your yoga bff! πŸ‘―

Happy birthday Neila! πŸΆπŸ’—πŸ‘‘πŸŽ‚
This little lover has been my partner in crime and best friend in the world for the last 13 years.
We've lived together in Michigan, Arizona, Texas, France, and California.
Neila has been there to celebrate the happiest times, and also to cuddle with me when life brings tears instead.
She has watched me make some crazy (and sometimes even wrong) decisions, but she's never judged me, and she's stuck with me through them all.
She's lived with me in run-down apartments with each wall a different color, in mansions on mountaintops, and places in between.
Wherever we find ourselves, she always has a way of reminding me that it's not about where you live, or what you have, but about who you live there with and what you do.
You could even say she's saved my life a few times, and it wouldn't be an exaggeration.
Thank you for making my life so much happier, and bringing your unique brand of wisdom and positivity to my life and my community. I love you Neila! πŸ’—

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