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Liz Arch  Founder of Primal Yoga. Resiliency Coach. Empowering women who have experienced domestic violence and trauma. www.purpledotyogaproject.org

So proud of @adammichaelbrewer and everything he has overcome over the past year. When I was pregnant, I thought I would be raising our son on my own as a single mom. I’m so grateful that we are doing it together as a family instead. Adam started a new blog called “To Live and Dad in LA,” where he opens up about his mental health struggles over the past year and will be sharing his musings on fatherhood and life as a new dad. Plus, you’ll get to see lots of photos of Skye pie! Check it out at www.dadinla.com or follow him at @dadinla 💕🤗
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My vision for this year is clear. Be the best mom I can possibly be to Skye. Be the best partner I can be to @adammichaelbrewer. Be the best version of myself for me. To live in my highest truth. To lead with love. To stand in courage. To help others. To know my worth. To follow through. And so it is. ✨

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The creative process can be such a mind f*#%! I’m in the home stretch of final edits with my book and at this stage, the only real edits I’m supposed to make are small tweaks like fixing typos, but of course now that I’m seeing it in its entirety, I want to rewrite the whole damn book! I could work on my book for another 10 years and would probably still want to make changes. Self-doubt is such a beast and right now I’m bathing in it. But here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter whether this book becomes a NYT bestseller or ends up in the discount book bin at a garage sale. What matters is that I visualized it, believed in myself enough to start, committed myself to seeing it through, and ultimately, I made it fucking happen! I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK! Not to mention I wrote it while I was navigating my way through pregnancy and now I’m editing it with a newborn in my arms, so its very existence is pretty damn miraculous. Time to stop obsessing over every word and tell my inner asshole to go shove it, because I know the finished product is something I can be very proud of.

I was three months pregnant when I took this image and juggling multiple projects - writing a book, designing a new website (coming soon), organizing photo shoots, and planning workshops and teacher trainings. I felt like superwoman. Now with my baby outside of my belly, I’m still figuring out how to balance being a mom and an entrepreneur. It’s HARD and I feel like I’m neglecting my business, but I also know that my most important job right now is to nurture and love my little one. Being a mom has forced me to prioritize in ways I’ve never had to before. Every night I write out a list of my top three “Must-Do’s” for the day ahead. It keeps me focused and organized. It also keeps me from being self-defeating, because if I put too much on my “To Do” list and don’t accomplish half of it, I feel like a failure. So I keep it to three things. I can knock out three business tasks in a day while still being a present mom. I’m learning that less is more, at least for now.✨ 📷 @yogawithjq

Trying to access my core post childbirth is no joke! And if I’m being honest, I’m pretty sure I peed myself a little while attempting this. 🙈🤣 Did I mention I made my first trip ever to the incontinence aisle in CVS the other day to pick up a little tampon-like contraption that helps support my pelvic floor during exercise so I don’t leak? That’s #nobullshitmotherhood for ya! 😚💦

Cookies and cream smoothie vegan-style! I made my own “cookie” crumble topping by combining cashews, almonds, shredded coconut, dates, and cacao powder in a food processor. The smoothie itself is almond milk, frozen bananas, almond butter, and a scoop of @livevegansmart cookies and cream protein powder. Easy breezy and totally dreamy! 🙌🏻😋 #sponsored #vegansmart

My practice isn’t fancy these days and it still surprises me how weak and inflexible I feel (my heels are about a mile off the floor! 🙈). But then I look at this little guy’s smiling face and realize that none of that stuff matters. I have a different kind of strength now that is not measured by how long I can hold downward dog or plank pose. #mamabear

Happy Mother’s Day! This is what motherhood looks like on me - a baby on my breast, a dog sharing my breastfeeding pillow, unwashed hair eternally in a bun, and a trashcan filled with dirty diapers in the background. It’s messy, exhausting, and so unbelievably beautiful. ✨ Motherhood takes on so many different forms, but is equally heroic on all women. Sending enormous amounts of love to all the motherless mothers, mothers who have lost their babies, foster moms, single moms, step-moms, dog moms, and all women (whether you have birthed a child or not) who have served as a mother at some point in your lives by nurturing and caring for another being on this planet with presence, empathy, and love. You are my hero. ❤️

Good morning from my throne! 💩 This is what motherhood looks like for me most mornings. A baby strapped to my chest while I poop. Can anyone relate? 😝

Mother’s Day Giveaway! Becoming a mom has given me a whole new respect and appreciation for all mamas everywhere! I want to spread the love and honor YOU this Mother’s Day with a trio of all natural beauty goodies from my favorite @yunibeautybrand! One lucky mama will receive Yuni Beauty’s new Zenicure rejuvenating facial oil, Active Calm firming facial moisturizer, and Gliding Light illuminating multi-purpose balm.
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To enter, all you have to do is:
1) Like this photo
2) Follow @yunibeautybrand
3) Tag a friend who would love to receive this gift
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Winner will be announced on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th! 💚

#sponsored #yunibeauty #mothersdaygiveaway

Homemade almond milk and raw vegan brownie-bite balls! 😍 Let’s be honest. As a new mom, I consider it a win if I change out of my sweatpants once a week, so when it comes to cooking, I opt for SIMPLE healthy recipes that preferably take 15 minutes or less. 🙌🏻 These vegan brownie-bite balls fit the bill! Packed with protein and chocolatey-goodness, they are surprisingly healthy and there’s no cooking required! Recipe adapted from and inspired by my friend Elise Museles, the queen of bliss balls! Follow her at @kaleandchocolate and check out her website for more decadent treats!
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Ingredients:
1 cup cashews
¾ cup packed Medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup @livevegansmart Chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Shredded coconut for topping

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Method:
Place cashews in a food processor and blend until finely ground. Add in the dates, protein powder, maple syrup, sea salt and vanilla and process until everything is blended together. Roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in shredded coconut to cover. Place the balls in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

This is Skye’s “I just pooped for the fifth time before 9am” face. 💩 #motherhood #SkyePie #dogbuttinthebackground

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