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
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
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
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!
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
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
My fav watercolor artist displayed in 2nd photo!! #www.deborahthomsenwalk.com #purelyzenart