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Sharon Voytac

And life also speaks πŸ•ŠThis is a story of me speaking and listening to my life. ❀️all photos original and my own πŸ“Έ taken with iPhone πŸ“±

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Close your eyes and make a wish πŸŒŸπŸŽΆπŸŒˆπŸ¦‹β€οΈπŸ’• . .. dandelion fluff and natural lens flare in our backyard in #novato #moodygrams #rainbow #love #forgivenessquotes #magic #fairies #dandelion #wish #naturephotography #nature #flowers #makeawish #smile #summer #happy #sun #naturallensflare #flares #lensflare #light #inspiration #daily

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Dark Soul of the Night; Dark night of the Soul. Fog & Cloud after dark, moonlit on the coast of Gualala's river and shoreline. . . . #moodygrams #naturephotography #night #mood #nightphotography #moody #ocean #sea #fog #rivers #nature #dark #darkness #darksoulofthenight #souljourney #adventure #travel #california #getlost #cloudporn #seascape #nightlife #love #spirit #beachlife #peace #awake #beloved

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Luna & late afternoon light πŸ˜€ πŸŒ™ β˜€οΈ .... .. . Happy Summer Solstice Everyone #happiness #light #happy #comfort #puppiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogs #pose #portrait #portraitphotography #dogportrait #animals #love #luna #sweetpea #adoptdontshop #summer #dog #cute #heart

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Remembering what it was like as a kid to lay down on the grass on a hot Summer afternoon with no school and look up at the blue sky, through the patchwork of trees and flowers and weeds. That feeling of #gratitude β€’β€’ #naturephotography #perspective #asmr #flowers #peaceful #summer #summersolstice #solstice #nostalgia #childhood #innerchild #soulhealing

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It's been just over two weeks of the 42 Day Change Challenge! What I love is how the challenge and sharing our daily journals has become a pleasant ritual. I love sitting down with some coffee or tea, reading the shared journals and recording my own achieved goals and thoughts to share. .. As we commit to being present for each other, it becomes easier to commit and keep promises to ourselves. . .. My own process with the class reminds me of this picture I took this morning: . πŸ¦‰The Owl Cup: a lot of wisdom to take in and digest. . πŸŒ€The Spiral: seeing why and where I begin to spiral down and become kinder to myself. Coping with creativity & connection, releasing criticism and the isolation of perfectionism. . .🐚The piece of Abalone Seashell: to me, seashells are symbolic of the impression our lives leave behind. The body of the abalone, snail, oyster, etc will be dissolved in some way but the beautiful shell or pearl will stay a while (before it dissolves too) and when I think of my goals, I think of What I want (and do not want) to leave behind, not just when I die, but each day I live. How much more kindness, my own truth, love, creativity, humor did I allow myself to consciously share? How much less garbage / judgments did I produce than yesterday? Etc .. and then accept I did my best. #acceptance #change #42daysofchange #changechallenge #healer #healing #empath #mornings #spirituality #symbols #owl #spiral #seashell #symbolism #selflove #meditation #mindfulness #consciousness #groupwork

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A flock of pelicans 😍 seen in the Gualala River and then flying to the ocean. Taken with iPhone so hard to capture them clearly but wow ! They are huge and magnificent beings. β€’ . #pelicans #pelican #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdstagram #seabirds #californiawildlife #wild #wildlife #animals #animaltotem #totem #spiritanimal #spiritanimals #spiritual #ocean #naturelovers #nature #naturephotography #thegreatoutdoors #exploretocreate

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Here I am celebrating Day 8 of 42 day Change Challenge .... my reward card I pulled was a Wild card πŸ˜€ so I picked going out to dinner at one of my favorite places, Trinks, because I can have the dogs there outside. A nice little walk afterward by the sea with a salty breeze, seagulls flying overhead.. seeing Raven & Luna as smiling happy dogs getting love and smiles and pets from strangers ... so much gratitude for these moments and for the journey: 34 days left.. with the 4 target goals each day of Squad, Universe, Health, & Self I've been meditating more, eating better, journaling daily, hydrating, finding ways to be helpful and kind.. can't wait to see what another month will bring. #42daysofchange #squadgoals #trinks #gualala #selfie #nomakeup #selflove #selfcare #ahi #ahituna #salad #foodporn #foodphotography #foodisfuel #foodislove #love #grateful #gratitude #kindness #spiritualhealing #health #motivation #rewards

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Day 2 of 42 Change Challenge Today was the official second day (I started the week before) and I am already noticing an increase in my motivation to get things done so I can earn the rewards cards we set up. By dividing up my activities into Squad, Health, Planet, and Self I am really seeing how and where I'm using my energy. Squad is getting most points so far and also feels so rewarding. .. . The pictures are of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco where I was recently for a benefit concert. I love the ladder of LEDs they have there and it's so perfect for this challenge since we are just beginning and have a ways to climb! The concert was great but nothing compared to the beauty of the cathedral structure. It made me think of how many people it took working together to create this amazing place. Teamwork makes the dream work... ❀️ #. . .. #beingrace #gracecathedral #sanfrancisco #architecture #architecturephotography #ladder #heaven #stairwaytoheaven #changemymind #change #changemakers #challenge #42daysofchange #light #leds #lighting #lightingdesign #electical #spirituality #healthylifestyle #healing #love #cathedrals #moodygrams #writersofinstagram #healing

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Day 1 of 42: Change Challenge πŸŒ€Excited to head back up to my favorite place this weekend with @clintonvitorelo and our squad @thedogfromthemoon @fluffy.buddha ! We are hoping to pop back into this very unique and beautiful non-denominational meditation chapel in Sea Ranch. It is such a small sanctuary but so big in its vision and design. It's roof is meant to capture the movement of waves and the hills nearby, but it reminds me of a quail or birds wings or even a wizards hat! I love this about it - how every moment a solid thing can still be moving, changing & transforming before my eyes. 🌊 🌊 What is this day 1 of 42: Change Challenge business ? For the next 42 days I will be challenging myself and the wonderful group I am facilitating to meet four goals every day- one in each of the following categories: . 1. Connection and support of Tribe/ Squad/ our immediate loved ones 🦌 2. Connection and support of our bodies / mental health / vitality 🌳🌲🌿🌻 3. Connection and support of Self through learning / passion/ play/ relaxing πŸŒΉπŸ¬πŸ¦‰ 4. Connection to the Greater Good through purposeful acts of kindness - things like smiling at strangers, buying coffee for the person behind you, holding the door for someone, picking up trash off the beach, etc. πŸŒŽπŸŒˆβ˜€οΈπŸŒ . . 🌈These goals are not about more doing but about realizing how vital daily connection is to our wellbeing. The soul and life longs to Connect! These goals encourage the heart opening to the world inside and around us. ❀️They are also flexible and can be different everyday... because the only constant is change. . I will be logging my progress here and reflecting . Anyone else care to take the challenge ? #42daysofchange πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸŒ€πŸŒΏπŸŒ²πŸ†πŸŒŽπŸ¦„ #selflove #connection #love #change #changemakers #spirituality #spiritualawakening #spirit #spiritualhealing #health #healthylifestyle #mindfulness #mindful #meditation #chapel #inspiration #goals #squadgoals #motivation #chapel #architecture #california #travel #design #unique #searanch

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New Moon in Taurus energy began yesterday morning ... Change is a comin' - can you feel it?! Like a spotlight on all that resistance around old thought patterns that are eroding away at our happiness... β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ Picture taken on a foggy day in Point Arena of some amazing acts of erosion. May life erode me so beautifully. πŸ˜‚ β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’ #california #travel #pointarena #ocean #northerncalifornia #naturegram #nature #erosion #gully #beauty #newmoon #foggyday #mendocino #change #spiritual #spirituality #chakras #astrology #motivation #inspire #explore

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Clinton and I decided to eat lunch downtown and sat outside so we could bring the dogs. Between the chilly spring wind and various dogs coming by, Raven (the smaller fluffy one) backed himself all the way up into Luna to keep her safe and warm. At one point she had her whole face snuggled into his fur. They stayed this way the whole lunch. He was really looking after her. So sweet. 😍❀️ did my best to take pics without disturbing them so excuse the quality. Luna is @thedogfromthemoon Raven is @fluffy.buddha ------------------------ #dogsofinstagram #dogs #doglove #puppylove #precious #preciousmoments #cute #cutecouples #cutedogs #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #bnw #bnwphotography #portraitphotography #portrait #snuggle #dog #pairs #couplesgoals #pomeranian #adoptdontshop #puppiesofinstagram #blackdogs

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Baby Possum! Pictures courtesy of @clintonvitorelo I spotted this little guy crawling out of a trash can by a cafe. I think he was asleep in there and was rudely awakened by someone throwing something out. He (or she) took cover in some hedges. Clinton was able to get a few pictures in and then stopped as soon as the Possum showed he/she felt threatened. Possums are amazing animals who get a bad reputation. Rare to see one during the day. #possum #opossum #wildlife #animals #wildanimals #animallovers #spiritanimal #animaltotem #totem #cute #baby #babyanimals

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"We are stars wrapped in skin The light you are seeking has always been within." ✨ stay strong .... ✨✨✨✨ #flowers #flower #macros #macro #macrophotography #bloom #blossom #purple #spring #quotes #beauty #inspiration #inspire #instagood #inspirationalquotes #motivation #allow #staystrong #light #love #live #stars #souls #healing #spirituality #consciousness

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