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The sign on the door behind me reads “Under Construction.” I found it fitting because aren’t we all? I never want to reach a point where I don’t think i am. I am whole within myself, but I’m constantly breaking myself down and putting the pieces back together differently. That’s how we grow. We are all always at some point in the process of breaking down or building up. That makes us all construction zones in one way or another. #headhighheartforward #reallystretchingforthatanalogy
I really enjoyed playing my two truths and a lie giveaway with you guys. So before I announce the winners, here is the answer: Number two is the lie. Don’t believe me? Ok 1 ) I was 18 when I tried my first yoga class in my second year of college. I REALLY didn’t like it. 8 years later, with a different mindset I tried again and I fell in love. 2 ) I started working at 13 but I have never quit a job because of paper cuts.....although that probably wouldn’t be a horrible reason to leave a job, I stopped working this one when I went to college. 3 ) I was always kind of scared of dogs growing up. I wasn’t really exposed to them and the ones i were weren’t very friendly. I was always a cat person. After an ex boyfriend who i was living with, brought home his dream dog (golden retriever ), it took me a while to warm up to her. And I still preferred tiny dogs. Until I started spending time with the pup, and my whole world changed. Thanks for playing along guys! I decided to choose one person who got it right and one person who didn’t but gave a good answer regardless. @casibley and @valentine yogi please send me a DM!!
GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!! ____ I’m doing a giveaway, two truths and a lie style. Here’s how it works: Below I will post three “facts” about myself. Two will be true, one will be false. You have to guess which one is the one I made up. In 24 hours, I will randomly pick two people from my comments to win a set of my all homemade, natural, organic bath soaks (link in bio for more info ), hence my use of this perfect #tbt photo from my trip to Costa Rica last year. One blend is made with cbd oil for muscle aches, the other is an essential oil blend for relaxing. Ready?? ___ 1 ) I first did yoga as a PE credit in college and thought it was a joke. Didn’t try it again until almost a decade later. 2 ) My first job was at 13 years old filing papers at a family member’s office, and I got so many paper cuts I quit. 3 ) I really used to dislike dogs until an ex and I got one, and even then I was unsure and wished it was a tiny one. ____ So what’s true and what’s false?? Give me your best guesses below and you might be a winner! Bonus points for the best reason why you chose your answer!!
All my friends are posting couple pics and adorable tributes to their significant others, and I’m over here just harassing my dog till she loves me. 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️😂 ___ This pbly doesn’t need to be said, but I’m kidding. Cailey loves me. She does not love posing for Instagram while bikers race by. Lol. . . . . . . . #happyvalentines #happyvalentinesday #valentineday #rescuedogs #vacavile #yogalife
What if everything mean you said to someone became tattooed on your body for all the people you encounter to see? What if your words of anger, hatred, and harshness clung to you like clothing every time you left the house? Would you say the things you say so freely online, to strangers, or even to loved ones? Think of the worst thing you’ve ever said to someone. Would you want that to be the first thing people saw in you? Could you face yourself in the mirror if your cruelty was right before your eyes, a permanent part of you? Think about that next time you go to speak something that isn’t kind. Chances are, those words will be imprinted on the mind of whomever you spoke them to, and stay there long after you’ve forgotten you even spoke them. Would you wish that fate on yourself? Chances are, every time you encounter someone, whatever cruel thing you’ve said to them last is the first thing they see. Is that what you want for yourself? #headhighheartforward #ifyoucantsaysomethingnice #thenjustbequiet
There is no point in focusing so much time and attention into what others are doing on here. Comparing yourself, your practice, your photo quality, your follower count, engagement, etc. fixating on what others are doing literally doesn’t get you any where good. It does get you distracted from your goals. It sucks tour positive energy out of you. It warps your perception of yourself. I’m not saying I’m not guilty of the comparison game from time to time. My ego takes a hit when people surpass me with followers, or snag contracts I’ve been wanting, or nail that yoga pose I’ve been working so hard for. But fixating on that doesn’t change anything. What changes things? The actions you take. The things you do daily. The way you let yourself think about things and how you direct your energy. Focus on what you can actually change/control/work on. In the long run, all the rest is irrelevant. #headhighheartforward #abandonedplaces #handstand #inversion #aloyoga #beagoddess #practiceandalliscoming #loveandalliscoming #bendyyogis #norcal #vacaville
Our brains play funny tricks on us. Looking back at the past, we rarely recall it as it was. We remember things with rose colored glasses, or a distorted view of unpleasantness, and most times both are exaggerated. It’s important to remember you can’t recreate what you had and lost or left behind, just like you can’t call “do over” and go back in time to fix something you wish you’d done differently. All you can do is learn. Learn your lessons from the good and the bad and remember that memories are just that. They are your recollection of the past infused with bits of your subconscious meant to guide you but never to bring you back. We are meant to keep moving forward. #headhighheartforward
In this moment, you have everything you truly need to get you to where you want to be as a person. Put your faith in yourself and your trust in the process. #headhighheartforward #vacaville #eastbay #norcal #yogateacher #exploretocreate #upforanything #abandonedplaces #aloyoga #beagoddess
I consider myself one of the lucky ones, which is a fucked up thing to say. I consider myself lucky because I’ve never been raped...despite a few attempts. Seriously, how messed up is that? But it’s true. Out of my circles of close friends since college, at least half have told me stories of assault and more than I’d like admitted to being raped. I consider myself lucky because even though i have been harassed and sexually assaulted i have never been violated that deeply. __ I’ve been harassed and assaulted my entire life. Cat called, had unknown hands slide up my skirts in public. I have been drugged. I was even followed by the man who drugged me in order to take advantage of me, but i got away relatively unharmed. I was once grabbed,kissed, and fondled by the head waiter at a restaurant i worked at, in the middle of dinner service next to the restroom. I slapped him, reported it, and i was suspended. He didn’t even get a verbal reprimand. I was assaulted by a man i was casually dating, but Bc my roommates were home, a scream stopped him and we pushed him aside and threw him out. He blamed my shorts for sending the message i wanted him. My male roommates, even after coming to my aid, agreed that my shorts were too “slutty” and i should be more careful about the message my clothes send. I had a man follow me into a public restroom and start undressing himself while walking towards me...he didn’t know I carried pepper spray...he does now. These are only a few of the reasons why i am lucky. I’ve been able to stop these attacks on myself at nearly every step of the way, and things could have been MUCH worse. But to feel lucky because I’ve been able to thwart rape is a fucked up thing to feel. __ This culture needs to change. People’s thoughts and actions need to change. There is no justifying sexual assault of any kind. My clothes or lack thereof don’t say anything about my sexual desires. My presence in this world as a female does not mean i exist for someone else’s pleasures. Without consent, you are in the wrong. #metoo #headhighheartforward
So over the last five days i was traveling for work and attending a beauty trade show featuring hair, nails, lashes, and make up. I’ve never been at an event where so many people are totally done up from head to toe show casing their finest styles and looking fly af. As the hours, and people went by, i found myself becoming increasingly self conscious. Is my hair frizzy? Is it staying styled? Is my make up still fresh? Is my manicure on par? Are my business clothes cute enough?.....it was a little rough at first. Pretty much the whole first day i felt myself sliding backwards into insecurity and the little nagging asshole in my head that tells me I’m not good enough started taking over. And then i unrolled my mat. I reconnected with my breath, with my practice, and with myself. I repeated over and over, “beauty comes from within” until i remembered that that’s what i really believe. And guess what? It worked. #thankyouyoga All the external stuff is fun. I love seeing people’s personal styles. I love having having my own hair and nails done, etc. But none of that defines my beauty. No amount of make up or fashion will change the core of me, and that’s where my beauty (and yours ) lies. #headhighheartforward __ Photo by @sfreneenyc Outfit by @aloyoga #aloyoga #beagoddess