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Joy

#PNW #Wildflower🌻🌲 Fashion, #hippy at ❤ Finding my bliss in artistic expression BA from WSU #Psychology & #Design Raising Mental #Health Awareness

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Only because I love how these photos from this reel turned out so much lol. Overkill yet? 🙊 I'm in love with this #freepeople blouse so don't judge if it's all you see me in for a while. I need to get it in every color☮💖 #walkinthewoods #outdooryoga #yogaeverywhere #yogainnature #pnwyogi #naturalredhead #redheads #gingers #fashionableyogis #yogaandfashion

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Good morning loves ☮🌻 Its so beautiful this time of year! Especially here in the Seattle area when we catch a bright blue and sunny day!! These days are rare but I live for them. I love cozy soft sweaters, leg warmers, cuddling up with my journal or a good book and a hot cup of tea. What are some of your favorite things about Fall? Also let's not forget decorating of course and going to the pumpkin patch🌻🧡💛 One more thing baking breads and cookies using things from my garden! Next year I plan to grow my own pumpkin, but this year the zuchini has been amazing! #treehugger #ilovenature

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YOU ARE WORTHY. YOU ARE LOVED. YOU MATTER. What do you feel today? Find peace right now. Put your phone away... maybe after you turn on your favorite song. You are worth the time it takes to roll your mat out or grab your paint brushes or take a hot bath with your fav bath bomb. Just do something nice for yourself tonight, okay? Be aware of your mood, take note of your mental health and be careful to monitor your self talk. Start speaking words of compassion and love over your life. You are deserving of everything your heart could ever desire and some just because you are a shooting star, a magnificant creation, a one in a million unique being and you have the power to create your dream life. So be still and be present. You've got this!! #yoga4mentalhealth #thegreatoutdoors #nature #selflove #naturelover #outdoor

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Super excited to open this beautifully wrapped #poshmark package!! I found a beautiful free people bell cuff thermal top retail $78 with tags attached for just $20 plus $6.99 for shipping. I'll have to post the top on in a bit. I love buying and selling on posh!! Check out my closet linked in my bio. If you meet up with me in person get 20% or more off any of my listed prices. #freepeople #poshmark #bossbabe #recycledfashion #thrifting #fashiondiva #fallfashion #seattlebaseddiva

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Hey loves❤ Get outside and go roll in the dirt or hug a tree🌲 Discover something new about nature and about yourself🌻🌲 Sending out a big huge hug to who ever is reading this. Love makes the world go round. So go celebrate your life! 💖 #pnw #pnwwonderland #befree #improvementalhealth #natureheals #hugs #sendinglove #raiseyourvibration

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I don't know about you but when the leaves are falling off the trees and my garden starts to die I feel a little like I'm dying inside. But it's a choice... I can feel sorry for myself that the sun is hiding and hide under the covers or I can go out into the cold and choose to embrace the beauty that is in the pouring rain and falling colors. I've been fantasizing about packing my car up and leaving. I live in rainy dreary Seattle where we get maybe 100 sunny days and only a handful of warm days. I am a beach baby and love the ocean like I love to drink water and I love water. I always have it with me. If I go too long without being at the beach I feel like a part of my soul is missing. So I've decided that the coast is only an hour and a half away and even though it's awful outside instead of running away from my life because its shit outside I'm going to get outside each day and make the most of it and make time to drive to the coast more often. It's all about finding balance. I've also gotten a set up so I can now grow inside and that makes me happy... I'm pretty sure I can even indoor tan under these epic powerful lights. I need to research it more but then I'll try it. We are just like trees we need water, sunlight and to be grounded into the earth. #findingbalance #fightingdepression #fallfeels #changingseasons #PNW #seattle #fall #autumn #trees #treehugger #teekibells #befree #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealth #ilovefashion #fashionblog

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Yesterday I had the funniest thing happen. During my walk in the late afternoon I decided to sit in this grass field and write in my journal. I always carry some of my artist friends beautiful art with me so I can share it if it feels right and all of a sudden I see this tiny woman being pulled full speed ahead towards me by her very massive golden lab mix. The dog was far larger than the small woman. The dog yanked her about 30 feet out of their route straight to me. The dog greeted me like an old friend kissing my face and hugging me. I loved every moment of the interaction with this furry love bug but the woman was apologizing and so dismayed. She said her dog likes people but has never done this before. I felt like I knew this dog. It made me so so so happy. It filled my heart to the brim with laughter and joy. I ended up having to get up because the dog laid down next to me and the woman could not get her dog to budge. I told the dog who I now know as Bailey to go with her mom and after 10 minutes of love and cuddles this dog was on her way, but very very reluctant to leave my side. In all my years on earth I've never had a strangers dog approach me and refuse to leave me. I didnt know this dog but she felt so familiar. So later that night I was in my kitchen cleaning up and it dawned on me that my childhood dog Gabby who had died when I was away at college looked just like Bailey and her spirit felt the same. I wonder if dogs can reincarnate. It was an experience I will never forget. Animals have so much unconditional love and are lead by their hearts. We can all learn something from Bailey. These photos are pictures of prints sent to me by my dreamy magical watercolor artist friend who lives on the beach in sunny heavenly Cali. You can check her out on here @purelyzenart or her website is linked in my bio. I am blessed by every person who bothers to mention that I sent them her way. She is honest and generous and most of all ridiculously gifted in creating art that will inspire and uplift your spirit. Whether it's for your yoga studio, home or office or even your kids dorm room she makes it all and has her art printed on everything from bedding to cards!

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Dance amongst the trees Smile as the sun kisses your face Open your heart to the wonders that the universe has in store for you Play imagine Its okay to be like a child and be free even if it's just for a moment in time, that time will suspend into life and make you more joyful! -------------------------------------------------------------- #findjoy #befree🍃 #outdooryoga #yogainnature #flowerchild #onewithnature #heartopening #dancer #wildandfree #pnwwonderland #pnw #pnwplayground #pnwlife #seattle #wa #seattleyogi #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #getoutside #fall #autumn #trees #note8photography #ilovenature #capturingthemoment #findingbeauty #mypath #empath #naturelover #hippyatheart

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Get outside and play!! Put that screen away. Cozy up to all the Fall feels. All the things that feel good and cozy like a warm sweater and your favorite boots and hopefully a warm cup of tea on your way to your next adventure. The changing colors are magical. Soak it up #fall #autumn #findwhatfeelsgood #gardening #thefarm #sunflowers #patiogarden

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Homegrown zuchini and tons else but mainly zuchini. This is just one of so many this season. Also have carrots, squash, onion, potatoes, sunflowers, bell peppers, lettuce and more. Love growing my food. #homegrown #organic #gardening #sustainable #PNW #pnwwonderland #naturesgift #sunflowers #zuchini #peace #fall #autumn #itscoldoutside

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Happy Autumn equniox. The sun literally just shifted from Northern to Southern hemisphere! I tried to go live and didnt do it right. Lol #myferrets #autumn🍁 #equniox #fallequinox #sweaterweather #pnw #sunflowers #pnwwonderland

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Hey lovelies! Happy Friday!! It's time to reset, reestablish goals and dreams and look at where you want to be in one year from now. I love to journal so last night I wrote down my dream life, again, I do this often and add to it or change things and that's okay your dreams will evolve, just like you! It's a matter of figuring out what steps you need to take and start with those baby steps and just keep climbing! Trust in yourself, trust your divine loving power to know what's right and remember that your higher power has your back whether you believe in the universe, energy, love, a religion of some kind or all of the above. I trust this is going to be my best Fall/ Autumn yet! I am putting my authentic heart into my work and relationships causing my dream life to grow! However, I must mention that an attitude of gratitude is an absolute must, it's impossible to grow without it!! You've got this! Dream big. #lawofattraction #manifest #dreamlife #autumn #fallequinox #hope #believe #trust #nature #energy

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Swipe to see my magical sunflowers #yogapractice #yogaeverywhere #yogainnature #getoutside #selfloveisokay Wearing one of my fav #freepeople thermals with the lovely cuffs that I've been obsessed with for years. I think I have this top in 10 different colors and variations and of course my #teeki bells that I think I wear a little too much, lol. They must give me happy vibes because I don't always post all of my pics or videos, not even close, but I always want to post when I'm wearing these beauties. It's amazing the energy that clothing gives us. I feel like if an item in your wardrobe or home doesn't give you joy then donate it or post it for sale, or put it in one of those donation bins that even take clothes with holes, they repurpose everything and give things to those in need!!! Find balance and create a life where everything in your space makes you feel good! #fashionista #lifestyledesign #minimalism #repurposeclothes #findingbalance #healinghashimotos #autoimmunediseasewarrior #goddess #energy #findingpeace #redhead #naturalredlocks #realredhead #authentic #washingtonstate #pnw #pnwwonderland

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Even with chronic health issues it's TRUE therapy unlike any other. So grateful for my practice and how it grounds me in #gratitude #love and #light #inversion #handstandpractice #seattle #aftertherain #yogaeveryblessedday #yogaforlife #staygrounded #natureisnurture #kickinghashimotosass #hashimotos #autoimune #thyroid

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When your sunflowers have you feeling like you are living in the fairy tale, jack and the bean stock style. I'm pretty sure this one stem is at least 8 feet tall and still growing. Check out my highlights for the full shot. It won't fit in these little boxes, sadly!! I have about 7 more not pictured behind this one. Next year I'm going to go all out and seed the farm with them. It's a blessing having them here for my daily enjoyment but a whole field of these would change my life. I believe that my reality is a reflection of my innermost feelings and thoughts, so I'm channeling that power to create my #dreamlife. I'm getting really specific. #manifestation #LOA #sunflowers #giganticsunflower #pnwwonderland #patiogarden #igrowmyfood #gardening #apartmentliving #pnw #seattle #apartmentliving #creatingbeauty #makingthemostofasmallspace #humblehome #invesionlover #headstand #yogaeverwhere #naturalredhead #smile #Fashionisfun Wearing my #teeki hot pants with one of my many #converse tennis shoes. Excited for #autumnfashion and warm tones to come🍁🌻🌼

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So grateful for #brettlarkinyoga for putting on such a beautiful, inspiring #goddesschakrachallenge. It reminded me that I am creative and that it feels good to set goals and meet them, even if its something as simple as posting each day for a yoga challange. I believe that the universe has been pushing me in a forward direction for a while now, all the while I've been digging my toes in holding onto the old, terrified to jump into the new; making excuses of why I will wait to do what sets my soul on fire and gets me excited....however while doing this challange I found the grit and internal strength needed to go full speed ahead to reaching my goals!! I feel more balanced and have gained a greater understanding of myself and my body by visiting each chakra for 7 days!! I feel that diving into each chakra and its corresponding body parts has brought balance. This new found energy has me even more motivation to dive into the new! I will continue to revisit those areas that feel uncomfortable. Its amazing how my sacral chakra has been out of whack and how as a result I neglect postures that nurture that part of me. I will be spending more time practicing postures that aren't my typical go to's because that means they are areas I need healing and growth in. I'm excited for this new chapter in the life and feel that the timing couldn't be more aligned with the stars than it is now!!! We are embarking on a New Moon and have so much positivity and truth at our fingertips!! I'm learning, reading, exploring and collaborating; while communicating openly and honestly to step into aligninment with my higher self!! I feel so good and have so much love in my heart tonight. Thank you to our generous host and sponsors, who I will be tagging in just one moment. You have been a channel of strength and divinity in my life. Thank you. The divine light in me bows to and honors the divine light in each of you ❤, xo Joy Lovely Hosts: @larkinyogatv @yogajosey @yoga_mami Generous Sponsors: @yogaoutlet @chattrayoga @sivanaspirit @shankaranaturals @yogisurprise @infinitystrap @splendidspoonny My fav watercolor artist displayed in 2nd photo!! #www.deborahthomsenwalk.com #purelyzenart

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Day 6 of #goddesschakrachallenge!! Please Swipe to the right to see my #humblewarrior 😊 I even added a video of me getting this footage if you swipe through to the end. Filmed this humble bit in downtown Seattle last night and didn't get it posted until this am. Sorry for the late post lovely yogis. Looking forward to promptly posting my final posture in this lovely challange today!🤗❤ Hoping to get photos in my element in nature, preferably by the water or in the woods!! Thank you to our heavenly hosts and sponsors for putting on such a beautiful challenge, pushing me out of my comfort zone, trying poses that aren't in my daily practice and even making new insta friends along the way. Plus an added bonus has been learning about the chakras from so many lovely yogis perspectives. I do have the chakra bible where I've read up and continually revisit the basics but I love seeing these concepts being applied through movement. Lovely Hosts: @larkinyogatv @yogajosey @yoga_mami Generous Sponsors: @yogaoutlet @chattrayoga @sivanaspirit @shankaranaturals @yogisurprise @infinitystrap @splendidspoonny #yogainthecity #downtownseattle #seattleyogi #seattlenightlife #goddesschakrachallange #yogaforbeginners #pnwyoga Also bc I'm fashion obsessed I have to share that I'm wearing some of my fav #teeki #bellbottoms and a super cute fitted stretch lace up front #freepeople top. I think I wear these two brands more than any other. #hippyatheart ❤☮🌻

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It was pouring rain this evening when I tried to get this shot of #shoulderstand, also known as #Sarvangasana for the #goddesschakrachallenge Sending love and light to each and everyone of you! Whether you are a lover of yoga or something else is your jam no matter whatever brings you peace is worth spending your time doing. Each and every day I take time for just me and for my practice. You are worth it so if it means waking up early or whatever it takes do it to make time for you. Through my yoga journey I have found a creative part of myself that I'd let die in college. I'm discovering that I'm capable of anything I set my mind to and that I can literally do anything. #Manifest your #bestlife I will tag the generous lovely hosts and sponsors soon. Blessings ❤☮Joy Lovely Hosts: @larkinyogatv @yogajosey @yoga_mami Generous Sponsors: @yogaoutlet @chattrayoga @sivanaspirit @shankaranaturals @yogisurprise @infinitystrap @splendidspoonny #yogainthedark #yogaintherain #gratitude #itsokaytonotbeperfect #learningtoembracemyflaws #yogaeveryday #peace #choosingselflove #selfacceptance #peaceinthestorm #rainyseattle

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