#daringgreatly

MOST RECENT

Over the last month or so,
I’ve delved into my own journey of finding who I am, practicing and embracing self love and care. Overcoming past traumas and healing to lead a positive life that I can start to fully enjoy. For the longest time, I was afraid and shameful. I never wanted to show or be who I was. My life was dirty and messy and dark and unfathomable things happened that you wouldn’t ever wish upon your worst enemy. My life was dark. I never wanted to burden people with my people my problems and struggles. So I put on a mask, daily. Vulnerability, self compassion, self love, boundaries, self respect, self aware were never a part of my life. Perfectionism. All I ever wanted to attain was to be perfect. An unattainable and illminded goal that can never be reached. To feel a sense of belonging. And that’s okay. People tend to think that self love and care is all sunshine and rainbows. Although there are times of happiness and joy, and your little “ah ha” moments, it’s fucking messy. It’s scary. You’re awakening things that you never knew you were capable of. You’re discovering things that were so buried they were like a dream once before.
But damn, has it all been so worth it. It’s been worth of every tear, every smile, every laugh, every question, every discovery I’ve come across. I’m opening myself up to a brand new world of me, and I’m so eternally grateful that I’ve taken these steps to get to where I am. As hard as it is, it’s been worth every second of the day, every day of my life. I’m so excited to see how I will be changing and manifesting my own life in the way I had always dreamed. 💜 #selflove #healing #selfcare #daringgreatly #brenebrown #love #vulnerability #manifestingdreams #manifestingmiracles

I think this expression my kid captured of me pretty much sums up a good majority of my life! What the heck are you doing!??! 😳 Just to keep it real today.. because we’re about to tackle MONDAY *insert* dun dun dun sound affects! We had an hour drive one way this evening and the little wouldn’t quit screaming (for no apparent reason) most of the car ride. The only way to make her quit.. let her douse her body in lotion. Yep.. last week it was two left, unmatching shoes.. today she shows up smelling like cotton candy with glistening skin. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #momlife #realmomstyle #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #stripes

💕🙏 TESTIMONIAL LOVE 🙏💕 Amy radiates so many positive vibes and has brought so much clarity and wisdom into my life during the six week 'Free Your Anxiety and Blossom' program. Amy is both a teacher and enlightener, and has equipped me with the knowledge and tools to work through and overcome previous traumas that were holding me back from unlocking my intuition through a range of yoga, meditative, and healing practices with an intimate group of incredible women.

I would definitely recommend Amy's services and the upcoming 'Free Your Anxiety and Blossom' program to any women who may be battling with traumas, anxiety and low self esteem, and who feel as though conventional/medical practices are not beneficial in helping them heal and reach their full potential. I received more from completing this program, working with Amy and establishing strong connections with other women than I did seeing psychologists and other medical practioners. Working with Amy was truly a life-changing, eye opening and transformational experience and I could not be more grateful to have crossed paths with her :) PM me for details of the next round of this program starting 27 July!
Thank you so much @mickeysmousepad

This old heart of mine has definitely taken a beating this year - and the stress has been taking a toll on my body. It is apparent that my Adrenal Fatigue is creeping back. The upside is that I am familiar with all the symptoms and I know what I’m dealing with. It is not going to be an easy journey but I know I can fight it. .

No matter what kind of healing we have to do - physical or emotional...the healing starts in the mind...what you think...and what you believe and feel. It takes time...and patience and kindness with yourself. .

Healing can be a nasty game of feeling the weakest you’ve ever felt and morphing it into the strongest person you’ve ever become. It feels like I’ve had to take this journey a lot over the years but I guess it just means I have more to learn and to grow from...so I can every day live my best life in the abundance of true happiness and love.
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Thank you for all the love and support as I’ve navigated and continue to navigate some difficult waters. Stay tuned - my strongest body, heart and mind is currently under construction. ❤️ .

#risingstrong #teambunny #healing

More than enough...one of my favorites...
#daringgreatly

what is this coaching business?

many of you know me as the sparkly lawyer (and yes, still that girl!) but recently, I've been sharing a ton about a coaching business I started with @jordanajaffe as well as a bunch of my workouts (and with my Parker Pie - check out my highlights if you missed them!).
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a bunch of people have asked me about this business and are interested in joining our team, so we thought we would make it easy and create a free FB group where you can come in, kick your feet up and learn a bit about what we're up to - no commitment, no pressure, just community and a place to ask questions and connect with us as well as other women interested in this journey.

we will be doing some live sneak peeks into the cozy fit fam starting on Monday, July 23rd and you can join us here: bit.ly/cffsneakpeek (link also in my bio). we would LOVE to have you join us for a little peek into our lives and the behind the scenes of our newest business where we are having the time of our lives!!!! can't wait to connect with you!!! Request to join with the link below (and in bio) or comment with a fruit emoji and I’ll DM you the link!!
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🌟 >>>>> bit.ly/cffsneakpeek <<<<< 🌟

When a #businesscard reminds me of a #book I need to #read. 👏🏼👏🏼😍📚 I came across this #lovely #smallbusiness offering a beautifully thoughtful #subscriptionbox geared towards #empoweringwomen who are going through #lifechallenges. And let’s be real, we all have challenges we need to go head up with. Although I don’t have the funds at the moment to subscribe to their box, I wanted to shout them out in case you are able to. Cheers to #womenempoweringwomen! Happy #sunday all, Stay #Lovely. #beautifulfightbox #daringgreatly #brenebrown #bebrilliant #penlover

I'm working on this...
I've struggled a long time with relying on work, or others to make me happy. Now I'm focusing on finding ways daily to feed my soul 🙏🏻💙🙋 #workinprogress #progressnotperfection #worthy #graceandgrit #momlife #hotmess #joy #iamworthy #youareworthy #daringgreatly @brenebrown

I wasn’t ready for the sleeplessness of being alone 🌙
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In nights of the past, it would take me an hour to calm my vivid mind & fall asleep. But lack of sleep was never an issue.
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Now? It is. More and more.
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I didn’t know what it felt like to toss & turn: not because someone was keeping me awake, but because someone wasn’t.
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Tonight, I reach my hand habitually to the other side of the bed. Sadly, I’m aware I won’t feel the warm touch of rough skin under my soft fingertips. I lay back, staring at the ceiling. Cruel tears escape my eyes & roll down my temples to my hair. These nights, there isn’t much I wouldn’t do to know there’s a man out there caring about me.
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But what can I do? I am stuck in this room, alone with only my thoughts & this restless heart.
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I know nothing in this world will change this joyless moment for me, so I sit up, pull the blanket into a ball in my arms & let myself sob the overbearing sense of disconnection out. After a slow minute, but only a minute, I wipe away the tears that traced down to my chin.
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Standing up, I wrap a long grey sweater around my shoulders. I drift into my kitchen and pour an ounce of bitter red wine into an obnoxiously large wine glass.
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It’s raining tonight. “Fitting,” I muse aloud.
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I slide my balcony door open & deeply breath in the cold, forsaken air. I wrap my sweater tightly around me & step out. Sinking into my chair, I cross my arms over my hollow chest and sigh. As I sip the bitter liquid, I let it sit in my mouth long enough to hate the taste. I think of nothing. Always nothing.
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I peer out into the grey-tinged night. It’s very late. No one is stirring. The bright lights of a truck cut through the gloom 2 blocks away & then melt back into a side street.
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It’s just me, this glass of wine, the trickling rain & my loneliness...
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I am still far off from the embrace of my pillow.
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Tomorrow I’ll wake after meager hours of sad sleep. I’ll open my eyes to light filtering through my grey curtains. Once more I'll stare at the blank ceiling for a long, unyielding moment.
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Then, I will sit up straight, press my feet firmly to the floor and stand tall, slowly moving forward once more.

The struggle is real people! 😂
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I've never been one for getting all "dolled" up, but once I had kids that disappeared almost all together. 🤷‍♀️
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My daughter on the other hand. Shes all things girly. A spunky, jokester, extreme girly girl. Gosh, I love her.
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Then there's my boy. Throws a fit when it even comes to taking a bath. 😂 Totally opposite there.
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Have a great Monday tomorrow everyone. .
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#momlife #livethelittlethings #embracereality #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #bethechange #momof2 #thestruggleisreal #cultivatingmotherhood #girlygirl #bossbabe #momsofinstagram #ohheymama #seekthesimplicity #workingmom #raisingtinyhumans #uniteinmotherhood #inbeautyandchaos #adultingishard #sundayvibes #daringgreatly #holdthemoments #kidsforreal #lifewellcaptured #mytinymoments #theeverygirl #thatauthenticfeeling #liveauthentic #instagood

As these beautiful long days of summer continue to warm our bodies and our spirits, we invite you to join us at our upcoming August 10-12 Daring Way retreat! Led by Certified Co-Active Life Coach and Certified Daring Way Facilitator Anita Anand, this three-day workshop retreat based on Dr. Brené Brown‘s ground-breaking research on shame resilience and vulnerability will provide you with the tools to Dare Greatly in all aspects of your life. It will allow you to blossom into the fulness and richness of you! For more information, please visit www.consciouscreations.ca or email Anita at anita@consciouscreations.ca #liveauthentic #showupbeseenlivebrave #vulnerability #authenticity #connection #courage #empowerment #lifebalance #wholehearted #daringgreatly #risingstrong #daringwayfacilitator #livebrave #wanderlust #showup #beseen

The depression began to eat away at me. I was only nineteen and I went from having both parents in my life down to one. I wasn’t sure how I was supposed to keep going.
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How was I supposed to remain the child my father was always proud of? All of my weaknesses began to unfold; chaos began to run amuck around me.
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I had thought I got rid of my depression years prior, but it had come back full force and so did the memories of past pains.
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Despite going through grief, I felt afraid to talk about the feelings and the thoughts that started forming inside of my head.
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I did not want to be called crazy because I always worried that those around me would assume that people like me belonged in stray-jackets and needed to be separated from the world and locked in institutions.
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I had what felt like a disease, when really all I had were feelings that I had never given myself the space to process, nor was I given permission to.

10 years ago i married this amazing man, we were 23 with a mortgage so we had very little money to spare...✨ Today, we celebrate the honeymoon we didn’t have...✈️🌎

when You do what only You can do, it changes us, it changes what we see and what we seek - You’re changing everything 🌱

#colorado #denver #redrocks #katetravels #solotravel #daringgreatly

The Kinda Surprise Freakshake.

Quite apt because.. surprise kid, you're back to kinder today!

Luckily he doesn't mind one bit but I think we all know which kinder surprise he prefers *slightly* more.

Get on board the Freaky train. It's fun.

The hardest part is choosing which one... there are 22 varieties of Freakshakes 🌋available from @the_cake_cottage.

#thecakecottage #freakshakes #freakshake #frankston #visitfrankston #melbourneeats #instamelbourne #daringgreatly #visitmorningtonpeninsula #melbournekids #melbournewithkids #melbournefood #sweettreat #monstershake #funkytown

Perspective is a key to healing.
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Changing and enlarging your perspectives that you have of yourself, your emotions, your feelings, of other people, and of God is necessary to see change in your life.
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Why? Because our perspective of life dictates our relationship with life.
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We have a dysfunctional relationship with life because we were taught to have a dysfunctional perspective of this life, dysfunctional definitions of who we are and why we are here.
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And because perspective is key, the journey isn’t so much about learning as much as it is about unlearning everything we’ve been taught to believe is true that just isn’t the case.
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So, how do you know what perspectives need to be changed?
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Begin to think about what your thinking about when you feel the surge of negative emotions.
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Listen to what the first words out of your mouth are when you’re let down or disappointed.
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Listen to what you say about yourself when you fail or let other people down.
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The answer is within us. It always has been and it always will be.

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