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A flower doesn’t think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms 🌸
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#myhappyplace #flashesofdelight #discoverunder5k #flowerstagram #positivitywins #mindset #thesecret #LOA #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #motivationalquotes

Breakfast at 4pm is always a good idea 🍓 This was cacao and coconut oats with coconut and hazelnut milk plus all the good stuff! 🥥

SOCIAL MEDIA & COMPARISON 💗
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Check who you’re following on social media 💁🏻‍♀️ If any account makes you feel like you are not enough then hit that unfollow button ASAP! .
Ever heard your thoughts saying things like... “their house always looks amazing, “if I had that many followers and got free stuff, maybe my house would look like that too”, “her child/children always have the nicest clothes”, “she’s so on trend 🤦🏻‍♀️”, “look at all the activities she does with her kids and I can’t even get my shit together to leave the house today”,
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The fact of the matter is that people are free to use social media how they like, they are free to let it be a space for what they wish to put out to the world, they are free to make it all look pretty, to use it as a means to support their family through having a large following and promoting products even. I often hear the judgement of the so called #influencer. In all honesty I’ve had moments in the past of the judgement myself. .
I’ve delved a little deeper and realised that maybe the projection of judgement comes from a place of these particular accounts making us feel like not enough (which has nothing to do with them, may I add). So I invite you to next time stop judging yourself, stop judging others and stop comparing. .
Instead consider that these feelings that come up within us are often a messenger for something that’s going on at a deeper level. What are these feelings teaching us about ourself? If we are feeling like not enough or insignificant or like a failure, then where is that coming from? - Then we get to create change in our life from this new found awareness 🤗
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It takes practice, patience and a whole lot of ownership to work through these emotions that come up and in all honesty most people aren’t willing to look at them, it’s easier to blame others or our circumstances.
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So get to unfollowing for now, focus on doing your own work on yourself and then follow people who bring value to your feed and your life and most importantly remember that beyond all this social media life is happening around us and that will always be the best form of connection we can have. Real life Connection 🤗
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📸 @jennakutcher

REAL TALK>> What's more exhausting... a toddler (😜) or trying to "fit in" in the blogging/social media world?! 😅 I mean....goodness you guys, I may have to say social media/blogging while trying to build a brand/platform is just a tad bit more exhausting! (JK really but not really)😬Who can relate?! 🙌🏻Been MIA for a few days and have been thinking about some ways to implement change and new things here in my little corner of this industry. I have never been one to let the comparison game get to me too bad, but ya know when you just want something so bad and you feel like it's never going to happen?! For me that's when comparison and all those other feelings start creeping in. 🙄When that happens, I just have to take a step back and remember to be grateful for MY life, all the things I do have, and learn to be content with those things! Then everything else should fall into place, right?! 🤔Anybody have any thoughts on this subject?! Let me know what's on your mind! 👇🏻❤️(also sorry if this makes zero sense and for rambling on, it's late and I'm tired) .
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Happy 1/2 birthday our sweet baby E! .
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Big milestones this month include eating real food for the first time and army crawling. Having 3 boys all close in age, it is so interesting to see how they are all so different. Not only in the way they look, but in the milestones they reach and when they reach them. .

God has been teaching me through this concept- because no matter when your baby rolls over, sleeps through the night, crawls, sits up, stands, walks- you cheer, you are proud, you encourage, you hit record (no matter when his siblings did that thing). It isn’t a competition. It’s about the growth of each child you love. Sometimes life can feel like a competition, we may look to the left or right and wonder why we aren’t “sitting up unsupported” yet when our friends in the same life stage are. Perhaps your life looks very different than you expected at this point. Don’t forget we aren’t meant to look to others to be our measuring sticks of success. God is our Father. He has a plan, and He is writing different stories for each of us. He applauds when you learn to “crawl”, He supports you as you stumble and fall. He longs to see you mature and grow (1 Cor 3:7, Phil 4:19), but He is also ever patient with you when struggle (2 Peter 3:8-9). .
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#truth #moments #milestones #momblog #mommyblogger #christianblogger #ethanjamesbythemonth #happyhalfbirthday #encouragement #mondaymotivation #comparisonisthethiefofjoy

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee, it blossoms & the bee comes.” 🐝🌺
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“The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.” 🦁
What do these quotes mean to you? Do they speak to you personally? Tell me about it in the comments!
These are two lessons I learned the hard way, and it was a long process that involved conscious effort on my part. Where are you in this process?? .
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#thesmartlioness #thesmartlionesspride🦁 #takeachance #beweird #beyoutiful #bedifferentbeyou #uoonyou #lovewhoyouare #lovethyself #selflove #selfcare #selfloveisthebestlove #selfawareness #selfacceptance #qotd🌸 #quotesandsayings #bekindtoyourself #takecareofyourself #selfloveclub #progressnotperfection #itsaprocess #bepatient #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #stayconsistent #mondayquotes #mondaysbelike #lovingmyself #onlylove #growthmindset

FRIENDS. I just wrote a new blog post about fundraising for mission trips. !! Go read it! 🙌🏼 I think a lot of times, God gives us opportunities to go on mission trips but we let fear & doubt get in the way. // If you were to go to ANY country for missions- where would it be!? Comment below 🌟☺️🙌🏼

In a world fuelled by social media, I need to remember this quote. .
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#comparisonisthethiefofjoy #comparison #motivation #dontcompare #beyourbest #levelhappiness

I came home from work and took a nap. Completely planned, put on pajamas 5:00 pm nap. I needed it. I dreamed about pretzels.

I am exhausted.

#learntorestnottoquit
I didn't get my #5milemondays workout in but I did go for a walk #gracenotperfection #progressnotperfection #somethingisbetterthannothing
#youdoyou #weallareonourownpath #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #selfcare #sleepingbeauty #napsohard

Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon — they shine when it’s their time. 😊☀️🌔 [inspired by @feminist & @hi.ur.beautiful]

ME AND ALSO ME. 🙌🏻Ohhh what a little posing and pop of the hip can do. 😂Don’t get me wrong it’s fun to flex and pose and celebrate the ways our body is growing and changing! There is nothing WRONG with that.
Buttttt don’t let the devil deceive you that I or anyone you may admire on social media walks around with flex abs and a popped booty 😂😂 BE ON GUARD!! Continually! Guard your heart, your mind, your thoughts from lies of comparison, any lie that tells you are LESS THAN someone else. YOU were knit together by God. Your body is PRECIOUS. YOUR body is precious. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9Resist him, firm in your faith” 1 Peter 5:8
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#comparisonisthethiefofjoy #fearfullyandwonderfullymade #godprovides #godisfaithful #youareloved #wonderfullymade #shereadstruth #kingjesus #findyourtribe #proverbs31 #proverbs31woman #posing #bootypop #5secondtransformation #armday #abday #homeworkout #jesus

My heart. ♥️
I have been sharing more and more over the last few weeks and months about what God is doing in my heart and life and oh how He is using these two books as tools. (Link in Bio) “Somebody will always be ahead. That doesn’t mean you’re behind. Because truth, like always, will set us free. And free women don’t have to measure up to anybody. Not even her.” Nicki Koziar “...its highly possible that NOT being where you thought you should be, you will end up EXACTLY where you are supposed to be.” Rachel Hollis

It is amazing how much time we waste in comparing our journey with someone else’s highlight reel. Believing we are failures because we don’t measure up to what we believe are the worlds standards. Ultimately falling victim to a mental vicious cycle that we simply can’t get out of without shining the light of TRUTH on it!
Being honest in our struggles, with our fears, and giving voice to them strips that negative power away. It forces us out of a “why me” mindset into a “what can I do about it?” mindset. The later gives us power to walk in victory, to see our blessings, to recognize our strengths and to take the courageous steps forward needed to find victory.
Tired of constantly feeling like you don’t measure up? I HIGHLY recommend these two books. Want a support system of ladies who are in the same journey? I would love to have you join the conversation further in a growing group of women learning and growing together.
Group Name: What If We Were Real?

#LetsBeReal, we’ve tried to go it alone - together we are so much stronger!! #linkinbio #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #comparison #joy #believeinyourself #love #liveintentional

In a world filled with criticism and comparison, be an encourager. ⠀⠀
I never was a person who would jump into something that I was unsure of.
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If I didn’t know 90% of the people going, I just wouldn’t go.
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I didn’t play sports in high school.
I didn’t belong to any clubs or extra curriculars.
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I only felt comfortable around my closest friends, and was pretty quiet around anyone I didn’t know.
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That’s why joining a team of online health and fitness coaches when I was in my late 20s was a pretty scary (and adventurous) thing for me to do.
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I soon discovered this was a group of zero judgement.
It was a group of women I could
relate to,
learn from,
and grow with.
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I’m heading to Indy in a couple days with this same team.
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Health and fitness coaches, yes, but even more than that: ⠀⠀
Moms
Sisters
Nurses
Teachers
Wives
Girlfriends
Career women
Grandmas
College students ⠀⠀
We all have our thing.
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And we all get to experience this road trip together.
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I’m excited to share our experience with you!
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#nextstopindy #beachbodysummit2018 #findyourtribe #doingourthing #girlsweekendaway #growingtogether #girlsjustwanttohavefun #lovetotravel #helpingothers #shareyourjourney #thingcalledlife #zerojudgement #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #goodvibetribe #teamrockstarfit #upliftingcrew #roadtrippin #indyorbust

Final video for Fitness and Finances, a series to show the parallels between the two. This one definitely touches on things we all may experience in discouragement from SM and the woes of comparisons. Find some balance.

YouTube 🎥 Talks with TJ - First link in bio!

Just here to hopefully make some connections for people.

Happy Monday!

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#PSA: Stop comparing your behind the scenes to everyone’s highlight reel. Most people’s success blossoms from the work they put in behind closed doors, not what everybody sees. True success is what you do when no one is watching. 🎥✨ #JustDoYouBoo #ComparisonIsTheThiefOfJoy #TellYourNeighbor #StopPlayingYourself

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