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Full day, full heart. Joy and pain dancing together. Showing up during the during. Because, #thisonelife. #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy

I'm rooting for you in ALL your beauty. Be good to your SELF today. Be kind to you, to everyone. Choose Joy...feel it and maybe spread it too. There is something so very beautiful about that. #Joywarrior

WE are that girl. TOGETHER WE RISE. #Joywarrior #werise #together #truth #likeagirl photo via FB A Mighty Girl

Morning meditation. ..watching the sun wake up is all kinds of wonderful. #followyourjoy #joywarrior #joyseeker #cocoabeachflorida

I found a large shady tree in a secluded spot where I can hear the ocean roaring...embracing it all. The heat + humidity here is something to adjust to...even really early in the morning. #followyourjoy #joywarrior #joyseeker #instasummer #cocoabeachflorida

Our backyard art studio for the day! #followyourjoy #joyseeker #joywarrior #artstudiojoy

I can't stop watching this video. This would have been me in jr highschool. Sweet neighbor girl trying to round up folks to come to her yard sale. We had no idea what she was selling - but we followed her and bought $5 of water balloons and a soccer-ball easter basket because HOW CUTE IS SHE?? Also, I'm stealing these moves to point Matthew to the kitchen when I want him to do the dishes. Don't think I'm kidding. #newfavoriteperson #joywarrior

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WE are that girl. TOGETHER WE RISE. #Joywarrior #werise #together #truth #likeagirl photo via FB A Mighty Girl

Love this! Happy Saturday!!! #girlpower #tribe #Repost @thejoywarrior (@get_repost)
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WE are that girl. TOGETHER WE RISE. #Joywarrior #werise #together #truth #likeagirl photo via FB A Mighty Girl

In the shedding of new skins and the *not* so new ones, I feel a lightness and freedom of embracing my SELF. There is no "going back" or knowing what the future holds. There in only the present moment that radiates with power and certainty. I've been struggling to create and define the self I want to be and yesterday Tim urged me to embrace the woman I *am*. Easier said than done because we can be *so* hard on ourselves, no? Letting that go and throwing it to the wind. Off to go swim with dolphins and manatees with my family...Tara is beyond excited ♡ #beyourownbeloved #joywarrior #joyseeker #followyourjoy #notesfromthejourney #bloom #cocoabeachflorida

I found a large shady tree in a secluded spot where I can hear the ocean roaring...embracing it all. The heat + humidity here is something to adjust to...even really early in the morning. #followyourjoy #joywarrior #joyseeker #instasummer #cocoabeachflorida

I've slipped into a spell of slowing down...collecting shells on the beach with my girl, going on nature walks, allowing inspiration to visit, beach walks with Tim, painting outside, filling my heart with joy. And I feel refreshed and at peace. I've managed to *stay* unplugged from current events, I've been swimming a lot and trying to eat healthy (seafood, fresh fruits and veggies) and drinking in all the beauty around me. *Swipe to see more and, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of my life...half the journey is in the sharing ♡ #followyourjoy #joywarrior #joyseeker #beyourownbeloved #cocoabeachflorida #instasummer

Grace and ice cream. She is forever my grace. Forever reminding me to choose JOY. My mini me. I can't do the ice cream anymore. Because f💙ck face. I love the way she loves it. May she always say yes to ice cream if she wants it. I love her happy! #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy #thisonelife #icecream #mothersanddaughters #minime #momlife #thatsmygirl #grace #beloved #dessertfirst #warriors #girltime #choosingjoy #choosejoy #datingmydaughter #justthegirls #iloveus #thisisus

Morning meditation. ..watching the sun wake up is all kinds of wonderful. #followyourjoy #joywarrior #joyseeker #cocoabeachflorida

A friend of mine sent this to me about a year or so ago. My list has changed a little but some things have remained the same- knowing I am loved and by Whom, hugging my kids, being kind (even to assholes), a good cup of coffee, choosing joy (the side effects are better than any drug or booze or starving to death), feeling the freedom of telling my truth... I could keep going. More could be added. Some things that bring me joy I hold in my heart, just for me. If you really think about, what brings you joy? #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy #thisonelife #simplejoys #choosejoy #purejoy #coffeetalk #goodvibes #iloveus #thisisme

Full day, full heart. Joy and pain dancing together. Showing up during the during. Because, #thisonelife. #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy

This feels very right to me. My heart settles around it, comfortably. For more years than I can count in treatment & therapy, I was told I had to change. I don't just mean behaviors but me. And no matter how much changing I did, I always came back to me. When I heard those words that I had to change or make changes in my self, it always confirmed what I believed to be true- there was something wrong with me. So I kept trying to change & bend & mold my self into someone I was not because it seemed that THAT was the answer to not needing my drug of choice anymore, be it anorexia, alcohol or pills. It was like the "change" was really just more people pleasing. The only difference was who I was pleasing. Twenty years plus of trying so hard to change and it hit me that I never really changed, I learned. When I knew better, I did better. As I learned, I grew. As I continued to make mistakes & struggle, that's when I learned and grew too. Changing sounded a lot like fixing to me. I spent most of my like trying to fix a girl that felt very broken to me. That wasn't working. As I learned, the behaviors did Big changing. Now, I'm just loving me through all of the learning I still have to do. I love you. I love me. I love us! #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy #thisonelife #truth #lifelessons #healing #warriors #learning #recovery #recoveryispossible #edrecovery #sober #addictionrecovery #tothineownselfbetrue #findingme #depression #anxiety #ptsd #mentalhealth #mentalillness #loveyourself #itsokay #weareokay

Isn't this the the truth?! Or fall 8,795 times, stand up 8,796 times. Regardless (because actually I've lost count) I just keep getting back up because I am way too stubborn to stay down. .
This week has been a hard one. In all ways. I'm struggling in all ways. I've found joy in moments with my kids and play dates of swimming and bowling. Real joy. And masking the struggle. Found out I have thrush in my mouth. That threw me into a tantrum. Tantrums are good. They are really good. While you are down from the fall I recommend a good tantrum. Why not? It's well deserved. .
I have stopped reaching which is what I do. I keep conversations superficial because when I struggle I go inside and sit. And then my hubby says to me, "I am worried you are disappearing" He meant physically. I don't feel that way. My body feels the same. But maybe I am a little because I'm struggling with a bit of depression & anxiety. .
And in the midst of it, I'm choosing joy. It's been my saving grace. I'm in the fall and I'm in no rush to get back to the standing. I'm tired. I'm frustrated and struggling. .
My joy and pain are dancing. It's ok to stay down and figure things out. I'm not failing, I'm just growing horizontally. I do that when I'm tired. #Joywarrior #andsoichoosejoy #thisonelife #truth #dontquit #healing #horizontalgrowing #weareokay #keepgoing #rest #selfcare #selflove #loveyourself #findingme

It is your time to shine!

The difficulty of facing your feelings, and using that place of being uncomfortable for your personal and spiritual growth is where you are able to connect deeply to you soul.

We are emotional beings who often shy away from our emotions due to the fear of the overwhelming unknown that they bring.

Who will you be if grief, shame or self-doubt wins?

What will happen if someone sees how you really feel inside?

How will you get up if your emotions leave you crumbled on the floor?

It may be impossible to imagine, but feelings can be freedom if you allow them their time and space.
You will recover and each time you allow them to unfold you will see how cleansing they can be.

Let your spirit pick you up and find something good the next time emotions run their course.

Feelings are fleeting, But your spirit loves to shine so allow your feelings to fly so that your spirit can soar! 😇❤️🙏
Charlene #empowerment #feelings #soul #joywarrior #embracinglifenow #mindful

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