“1 1/2 years my baby sister has been on earth”. No, I will not be having another baby. I know it would be amazing for her to have someone to play and grow up with. I know... but it’s just not in the cards. She has family who call her “my sister, my daughter” and they love and treat her as if she where their own. She is blessed and loved. There’s nothing more I can ask for. ❤️❤️❤️ #family #love #blessed #whatmattersmost #mybabygirl #ilovemyfamily #simplethings #reallife

“If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don’t expose it to the elements. You don’t make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by.
Eternal marriage is just like that. We need to treat it just that way. “-Elder F. Burton Howard 💙 *
#familiesareforever #sealedfortimeandalleternity #endurewithlove #ldstemple #tucsontemple #tucsonsky #lds #whatmattersmost #familyfirst #loveyou

why are we often comparing
ourselves to others?
why does the opinion of others
matter so much and our own so little?
why are we never enough,
but got everything we could dream of...
life's precious.
live it the way you want it to be. 🍃

#thoughts #thoughtsonathursdaynight #seagull #water #harbor #opinions #life #whatmattersmost #questions #letitbe #writtenbyme

What’s one memory from this #summer ☀️ you’ll remember forever? #WhatMattersMost

One of a number of quotes I came across for the first time while reading Paul McKenna’s ‘Change Your Life in 7 Days’:
Things which matter most
must never be at the mercy
of things which matter least.
What does this mean to you?
As I have ‘awakened’ to what matters most to me, other things that used to cause angst have significantly less power over me than before.
#motivationalquotes #inspirationalquotes #dailymotivation #dailyinspiration
#personaldevelopment #selfdevelopment #selfmastery #selfawareness #mindfulness #mindset
#leadbyexample #liveit #dontfakeit #takecontrol #changeyourlife #behappynow #besuccessful #bestversionofyou #believeinyourself #mindandbody #keepgrowing #keeplearning #aspiretoinspire #inspireothers #paulmckenna #highachievers #whatmattersmost @iampaulmckenna

#throwbackthursday to 2009 where we spent one awesome pre-kids summer in NYC while Jon worked as a summer associate at Cravath. (Swipe for some awesome young Jon & Amy pics 😂)
I was in the 2nd trimester of my first pregnancy (so the morning sickness had finally subsided and I was finally feeling human again), and was studying for the NCLEX like a job. Frequenting the sights of NYC and studying at coffee shops was a welcome treat after finishing nursing school. .
We subletted the apt of a Columbia professor on the upper west side and lived 2 blocks from Central Park. We walked everywhere and took the subway. Grocery shopped at the farmer’s market and little corner store..
Found every free thing to do in the city (including trekking around NYC picking up free baby clothes that people were giving away on freecycle 😂 I used to do anything for a deal 😆). Did the ticket lotteries for tons of broadway shows and saw several, all for $25 each. .
Took pictures on an old flip phone with terrible image quality. Loved the romanticism of it all. .
It was magical. ❤️

Trusting the pause, the space between this and that. The magical manifestations of this moment knowing what is meant for me will never pass me by. #yoga #yogalife #satya #doingthework #divine #faith #practice #holdingspace #whatmattersmost #lifetimes #courage #warrior

What is Power... real power? People say money is power, who you know is power but I think that is too obvious and elementary... I think The greatest power is to be self controlled. Being able to focus the mind and energy exactly where you want it and how you want it to be. Almost To be detached in a way... “detachment; not that you own nothing, but that nothing owns you”...being close to everything but not letting it consume and own you. You are able to navigate ups and downs. Anger, excitement, sadness, or Joy with the same amount of poise. I want to have More self control so I can have better clarity about the things that truly matter. To me that is Great Power.
#power #definedforme #selfcontrol #poise #foodforthought #whatmattersmost #dontwastemyenergy #navigate #themind #clarity #mentalgame #obstaclesofthemind #iamwilling #iamhungry #comptrain #builtbybergeron 📷:@shebfit

People who live in the present exude confidence. When confidence stems from a genuine state of authentic self, people are highly impactful. When the house is in order...meaning your priorities are in line with who you are, what you believe and there is a conviction to uphold them, respect is earned. Respect for yourself fuels your ability and focus to respect others. This is where present defies future. When people's lives are centered and joyful, they are in more control of their intentional outcomes. When intentional outcomes are at the focus of living in the now, greater impact can be made on the lives of many for the future. For the full article about learning to be present, kindly visit: www.theauthenticeffect.com

***Value driven life or goal driven life? *** Setting goals is key to success and very often what drives and motivates us! So what happens when you achieve those goals? Do we just move on to the next thing? Will this not lead to never really feeling satisfied or that feeling of what’s next? This got me thinking about living a value driven life as opposed to a goal driven life.
What exactly does this mean? When we start living our lives according to our values and what means most to us we are far more inclined to feel that sense of ‘fulfilment’ or achievement. Living a value driven life is far more sustainable and realistic especially for the ‘high achievers’ in the room!
When we start to invest intentional time and energy into things we value we realise we are kicking ‘goals’ without the obsession over that 1 goal! I have always been known as someone with ‘high expectations’ and will not settle for mediocrity which has, at times been challenging. But I’m learning to invest in what is important to me and my life and I know everything else will fall into place! I’m no expert and mess up daily but there is no way I’m giving up...life is too short to sweat the small stuff! Enjoy the journey and be in the moment!
My challenge for you this weekend...
Make a list of what is most important to you and how you too can begin to live a value driven life?
#goals #values #valuedriven #fitnessjourney #sportsmodel #iamoxygen #oxygencovergirl2018 #inspiration #icnqld #whatmattersmost #familyfirst #love #selflove #nike #fitness #fitfam #mentalhealth #positive #sports #bikini #fitmom #healthyliving #nutrition

I have had the privilege of being home with our children since day 1. But somewhere between bringing Addie home from the hospital and our photo shoot, something happened. They grew up. Addie is no longer the spunky little toddler who came up with the most outlandish ideas she once was. She is growing into a lovely young lady who is in her last year of elementary school and heading into youth group next year. Ian is no longer a shy, clingy baby. He is a spunky 1st grader who thinks he can take on the world with a couple of karate moves. I’ve seen and shared all the moments in between bringing them home from from the hospital and today with them, teaching them, caring for them, being their mom. But today time seems to be flying by, and I feel like somewhere somehow I missed a year or two. Maybe because I filled our schedule with things I thought they wanted to do. Maybe because I was always making sure the boxes on the list were checked and not enjoying the actual activity we were involved in. Maybe because I did not invest in Mommy/teacher planning days, so I was exhausted with nothing to give some days. So this year I am taking it slow. Not cramming our schedule with meet ups and play dates, but spending time with these two people, enjoying games of memory match, Sorry, Mancala, and Dominoes. Watching new episodes of their favorite shows with them. Reading aloud to them twice as much as I did last year. Because next year, when I look at their back to school pictures, I’m going to wonder where the year went, and I want to be able to say, “I was present for all of it.” #growinguptoofast #stopgrowingsofast #momlife #mymamaheartcanttakeit #slowdown #focusontoday #bepresent #whatmattersmost #homeschool #homeschoolmom #ccfamily #myccday #mycclife #catandjackfortarget #catandjackbytarget

Focus on WHAT matters to you and WHO matters in your life. Take a deep breath and relax. Things will work themselves out! ❤️🌈 - @jodistamaria

Finished up a great week in Dallas. Had a blast at the leadership conference with my work peeps! When your day is tied up from sun-up to sun-down, this is the hotel to be in! •
#gaylordtexan #whatmattersmost

Really appreciate @coachjt_thomas for having @raiko_0331 and me over to talk shop and learn from a great one! @coachsco this definitely was a chat to remember! @digmarc Looking forward to the next visit my man! #WhatMattersMost #learningneverstops

You all know that I will NOT be using this on my dishes......so, why did I buy it?

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