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MARY CHRISTINE ♡  अहिंसा x Registered Nurse ✧ Holistic Health Coach ☾ Yoga + Pilates Teacher @upstateyoga BE LIGHT 🌸 BE LOVE

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ❤️ nothing better than celebrating a day of love with my loved one. Since we’re only 9 days away from our wedding, we decided to have a night at home and cook together. @hellofreshau made this super simple and easy for us! Quick and healthy recipes sent to your door with all the food you need! They have so many veg options too! Here we made the Harissa Cauliflower and used vegan mayo (and of course, a yummy red wine on side 🍷). I hope you all have a wonderful valentine’s day - loving yourself, loving your partner, loving your pet... just loving. If you want to try @hellofreshau for yourself, you can get 40% OFF YOUR FIRST BOX, just use the code ”LoveMary”, enjoy lovelies ❤️ .
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SO, SO, SO MUCH LOVE pouring out of me right now... it’s so intense and so powerful that I feel like I can literally change the world with the amount of love I feel 💕 Tonight in my yoga class, I made everyone write on a sticky note either something that they loved about themselves or someone that they loved and would like to dedicate their practice to - I then asked them to place it underneath the corner of their mats ❤️ When I walked into the room, there I saw a sticky note on the corner of my mat... a note dedicated to me... And that was it, I was a blubbering mess 🙈 But we all flowed, and we breathed, and we felt, and we laughed and we cultivated so much love that we don’t even need Valentine’s Day tomorrow 🙏🏽 That’s what I love about Yoga. It’s a vessel to help us really feel. Who cares what you look like, it’s all about how it makes you feel fuzzy and warm, and how it can cultivate strength, and love and kindness and patience better than anything else. At the end of practice, everyone stuck their sticky notes on their hearts, and the whole entire room lit up... and I cried. It was beautiful ✨ I love my job. I love being a Yoga teacher. I love all of the @upstateyoga students. Whatever love is to you, whatever it feels like to you... embody it, anyway you can! Live with love, in love, through love, from love... and with that love, you have the ability to change the world 💛
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Photo by @_in_the_flow_ for @yogipeaceclub #love#yoga#healing#light#happiness#practiceandalliscoming#yogagirl#yogapractice#ekapadarajakapotasana#halfpigeonpose#asana#mantrasandmangos#thisvibrantlife

It feels so damn good to feel your fucking feelings! With the new moon, that time of the month, planning a wedding... it’s been intense, and instead of pushing through and putting on a tough facade - I surrendered instead. Stress, anxiety, fear, worry, anger, frustration, happiness, sadness, love, hate... trust me, I’ve felt them all, and so intensely that every time I’d feel an emotion I felt like I was going to explode! Right now, maybe everything is heightened, or maybe I’m over thinking everything, or maybe it’s the moon, or maybe it’s the people, or maybe it’s my job, or maybe it’s that I’m getting married. Either way, it’s good. I’m good. And I’m excited. Feeling all the fucking feelings. Are you? #surrender #feelyourfeelings #healing #love #light #warrior photo by @_in_the_flow_

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
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It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
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It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
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I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own without moving
to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.
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I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.
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It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.
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I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence.
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I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes.' .
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It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and still do what needs to be done to feed the children.
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It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
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It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside
when all else falls away.
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I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
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The Invitation • Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Photo by @_in_the_flow_ wearing @indigoluna_store

I hope you are all having a wonderful morning, day, evening or night wherever you are 💙 Wedding plans are in full swing now so I’m trying to find that balance of being present and enjoying the last few weeks being engaged, and not stressing about the big day too much 😜 Who out there is married and planned (and styled) their ENTIRE wedding by themselves? Any tips? (Am I crazy for not getting a wedding planner??) 🙈 #25daystogo PS. YouTube Q&A video is coming your way this week! Just need to edit it 🙌🏽 .
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I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed today. My hearts been racing, I’m short of breath. But, I’m okay with that. 2018 taught me so many lessons so now, instead of enveloping myself in anxiety or fear, I now choose love. Instead of laying on the couch, submersing myself with Netflix distractions and not wanting to face what I was feeling - I was strong in my conviction to go outside for a walk in the sunshine and to come home and practice yoga. It was bliss. My heart slowed down, I could breathe again. I feel anchored in where this year is going to take me, and today was a perfect indication 💜 .
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J A N U A R Y - I N T E N T I O N S.
I’m a few days late posting this but here are my intentions for the very first month of a brand new year that is 2019 ✨ I’ve set myself 5 big goals for the year and instead of diving right in, I like to spend each month setting small intentions to help reach that goal a little easier eg. You can’t just run a marathon, you gotta do the training first, right? So this is why I set my intentions every month, they bring me one step closer to achieving my goals 💕
* W E L C O M E - to a happy 2019! Letting go of any expectations right off the bat! Don’t be disappointed that you didn’t get to follow a new routine on the first few days or exercise everyday or tick 50 things off your goals list - keep your eyes and heart open and all the good things will come
* H A V E F U N - this can be a tough one for me! Often having fun means finding little distractions amongst the fun, I’m never fully present (unless practicing yoga or pilates). But if I’m reading a book or watching a movie or drawing or crafting, I want there to be no other distractions and just allow myself to get lost in having fun!
* P R A C T I C E P A T I E N C E - I feel like I’m always in a rush to get to the next thing, do the next thing, see the next thing. But needing to remember that patience is not the ability to wait but how you act when you’re waiting! Be present.
* G R A T I T U D E J O U R N A L - I fell off the gratitude bandwagon and now I’m back on it in full swing. Everyday, writing in my gratitude journal is allowing me to count the blessings I have, knowing that all I need is here.
* M E D I T A T E - even for 5 minutes! This is the hardest one for me. But I need to set this intention a lot as it is so good for you and helps prepare you for whatever lies ahead. I’ve started with body scan/yoga nidra mediations to help with relaxation and it’s amazing 🧘🏽‍♀️
What are your intentions for this month? Have you set your goals for the year? I would love to hear yours! Regardless of whether you have set goals or not, I hope this year is one of your best years yet ❤️

I had Botox done on my masseters (a muscle in the jaw) today so banana nicecream is all I felt like eating (also, breakfast for dinner is always a good idea 🙈). I’ve been getting loads of messages about it as I shared the whole process on my instastories! I’ve been suffering from bruxism (excessive teeth grinding/clenching) for years which causes headaches, migraines and pain (not to mention the wearing done of my teeth) 🤦🏽‍♀️ I’d tried everything from acupuncture, massage, physio, splints, cutting gluten, herbs, meditation, affirmations - you name it! It’s just one of those things that I do (subconsciously!) and I found that although Botox doesn’t fix the “cause”, it definitely helps relieve it 👌🏾 I’m not here promoting it, but just sharing my story with you all. I want to be open and honest. I think that it stems from something deeper within, which I’m working on healing 🌸 Do you also suffer from Bruxism? If so, I’d love to know your relief remedies! .
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Stepping into the New Year like 💁🏽‍♀️ What a whirl wind 2018 was! Lots of ups and even more downs but I wouldn’t have it any other way 💕 I’ve learnt so much - about myself, about love, about chances and about loss and from this, I’m stronger than I’ve ever been ✨ I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings! Our wedding, building a new house, my last year in my twenties - it’s gonna be a banger 🙌🏽 Thank you so so so much for all your wonderful support on this weird but incredible form of social media that somehow makes us all feel like friends instead of strangers ❤️ I wish you all the happiest of New Years!.
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2019, WE’RE READY!! 🎉 .
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WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE OFFICIAL LAND OWNERS 🌱 We paid a deposit on our block of dirt over 2 YEARS AGO! We’ve waited patiently for it to be ready and in the mean time we worked our absolute butts off to save as much $$ as we possibly could and made a lot of sacrifices along the way. But, the wait is over the construction of our very own @homebuyerscentrevic home will be starting 🏠 I can’t wait for this new chapter of our lives to begin! BRING ON 2019! First comes marriage, then comes the house, then comes a 🐶? 👶🏽?.
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Today I am 29 years old 🎈I’m here; alive, breathing, feeling, being. I can’t wait for the next 29 years ahead. It’s like they always say, the best is yet to come. I believe it ✨ #Birthday #Capricorn
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📷 by @hailsandshinephotography for @gtmagazine

Nothing better than family ❤️ Dad, Mum, Daisy, me and @bowenjamesthomas on Christmas Day 🎄 Can you believe it’s already come and gone? I swear, this year Christmas just snuck up on me! I hope you all had a wonderful day filled with lots of love, hugs and food 💕 #Christmas#family#dogsofinstagram#love#happiness#thisvibrantlife#summer

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