#bealittlekinder

#mindfulminute #howtrue #bealittlekinder #learntoloveyourself 
#mothersdaughterssisters #lifteachotherup
This is NOT a movie review. 
However, I can’t help but to wonder: if society were a little kinder, would we have stopped Joker from becoming who he ended up to be? More importantly, are we in the midst of developing more Jokers?

Abusive family. Lack of love and genuine friendship. Unappreciative employers and condescending colleagues. Bullies.

A constant need to make fun of people and their efforts. A lack of decency to even say “Thank you” or “I’m sorry”. A prejudiced outlook to look down on those who don’t fit  into the mould. A deprivation of empathy towards those who don’t belong.

I can’t help, but wonder.
#joker #worldmentalhealthday #bealittlekinder
This is NOT a movie review.
However, I can’t help but to wonder: if society were a little kinder, would we have stopped Joker from becoming who he ended up to be? More importantly, are we in the midst of developing more Jokers?

Abusive family. Lack of love and genuine friendship. Unappreciative employers and condescending colleagues. Bullies.

A constant need to make fun of people and their efforts. A lack of decency to even say “Thank you” or “I’m sorry”. A prejudiced outlook to look down on those who don’t fit into the mould. A deprivation of empathy towards those who don’t belong.

I can’t help, but wonder.
#joker #worldmentalhealthday #bealittlekinder
I notice the sunsets now. The sunrises, too, early in the morning. I think it's magical how doing something to make someone else happy can become such a grounding and fulfilling part of your day.
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See, it started with Emily. A comment, a caption, a photograph. 'It makes me happy when people send me pictures of the sunset.' So that's what I began to do. Mornings and nights, sunrises and sunsets. I take a picture and send it to her.
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Some days I forget. I'm busy, or inside, or simply don't look but my dreams lately I've made it. And I began to notice it. Some nights the sun perches on the horizon as a glowing red ball, and others the sky is a patchwork of quilted pink clouds. Some mornings there are rays of light as distinct as black pen on a piece of paper, and on other the colors fade into a sea of pastel.
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Slowly, the small act of thoughtfulness became a moment of mindfulness. I noticed the moment, was grounded while looking at the sky. So do something kind today, you never know how it might benefit you.
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#bealittlekinder #writing #prose #sunset #sunrise #loveuemily
I notice the sunsets now. The sunrises, too, early in the morning. I think it's magical how doing something to make someone else happy can become such a grounding and fulfilling part of your day.
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See, it started with Emily. A comment, a caption, a photograph. 'It makes me happy when people send me pictures of the sunset.' So that's what I began to do. Mornings and nights, sunrises and sunsets. I take a picture and send it to her.
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Some days I forget. I'm busy, or inside, or simply don't look but my dreams lately I've made it. And I began to notice it. Some nights the sun perches on the horizon as a glowing red ball, and others the sky is a patchwork of quilted pink clouds. Some mornings there are rays of light as distinct as black pen on a piece of paper, and on other the colors fade into a sea of pastel.
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Slowly, the small act of thoughtfulness became a moment of mindfulness. I noticed the moment, was grounded while looking at the sky. So do something kind today, you never know how it might benefit you.
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#bealittlekinder #writing #prose #sunset #sunrise #loveuemily
"Don't assume things are hopeless." -Dr. Cifro

Just wanna share my take away in the recent Mental Health Awareness seminar I've attended.
✨It's really important to engage in activities or things that would help shift your negative thoughts to positive ones. Stop thinking that life is terrible. Yes, life may be hard at times, but Life is Good. Keep fighting! 💪
Most importantly pray, ask for His guidance and always be grateful for the blessings you'll receive and even the challenges you'll encounter. 💖 ---
P.S. Need someone to talk to? Feeling early signs of depression/anxiety? I'm just one message away. 😉

#MindsetMatters
#BeALittleKinder
"Don't assume things are hopeless." -Dr. Cifro

Just wanna share my take away in the recent Mental Health Awareness seminar I've attended.
✨It's really important to engage in activities or things that would help shift your negative thoughts to positive ones. Stop thinking that life is terrible. Yes, life may be hard at times, but Life is Good. Keep fighting! 💪
Most importantly pray, ask for His guidance and always be grateful for the blessings you'll receive and even the challenges you'll encounter. 💖 ---
P.S. Need someone to talk to? Feeling early signs of depression/anxiety? I'm just one message away. 😉

#MindsetMatters
#BeALittleKinder
My dreams are funny things.  Shifting, changing with a life of their own. It's how my brain works. One comment, one line in a book, and all of a sudden I am researching and I have my whole life planned out. I have been a doctor, a lawyer, an agent, and likely anything else you can think of. The one thing, however, that all my dreams have had in common is their size.  I've always dreamed big, and I've always wanted to change the world. .

I get preoccupied with that sometimes. I lay awake at night wondering if what I end up doing with my life will be enough, if I will be able to make the world a better place. It scares me. What if I don't? What if after all this dreaming, I don't make the one thing that they have in common a reality?
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It's a lot, but I'm trying to change the way I think. Trying to think smaller, about what I can do now. Bigger, but different. How can I do what makes me happy in life, and use that to make a change? I have always been a big dreamer, and there's nothing I would want to do to change that. But I'm trying to remind myself that I don't need to change the world today. Just be a little kinder, stand up for what I believe in a little more, and do what makes me happy. Keep improving a little bit every day, and slowly the world will change. .
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#changetheworld #bigdreamer #writing #prose #iwannamakeachange #bealittlekinder
My dreams are funny things. Shifting, changing with a life of their own. It's how my brain works. One comment, one line in a book, and all of a sudden I am researching and I have my whole life planned out. I have been a doctor, a lawyer, an agent, and likely anything else you can think of. The one thing, however, that all my dreams have had in common is their size. I've always dreamed big, and I've always wanted to change the world. .

I get preoccupied with that sometimes. I lay awake at night wondering if what I end up doing with my life will be enough, if I will be able to make the world a better place. It scares me. What if I don't? What if after all this dreaming, I don't make the one thing that they have in common a reality?
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It's a lot, but I'm trying to change the way I think. Trying to think smaller, about what I can do now. Bigger, but different. How can I do what makes me happy in life, and use that to make a change? I have always been a big dreamer, and there's nothing I would want to do to change that. But I'm trying to remind myself that I don't need to change the world today. Just be a little kinder, stand up for what I believe in a little more, and do what makes me happy. Keep improving a little bit every day, and slowly the world will change. .
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#changetheworld #bigdreamer #writing #prose #iwannamakeachange #bealittlekinder
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Do you remember where you were and what you were doing the morning of 9/11?

I still remember as if it was yesterday... I was standing in my kitchen in Indiana and the TV was on in the family room. 
My kids were watching something that was suddenly interrupted and I turned around to see a scene that at first my brain could not comprehend. 
I quickly realized it was real and even with all the noise, there was a surreal deafening quiet in the room as we were all shaken in horror by what we were witnessing.

Images, photographs, explosions, devastation, smoke, bodies falling, people screaming, it was an endless barrage of terrifying, but real life moments in time that will never be forgotten.

I remember for days not being able to turn away or turn off the television and not being able to sleep for fear of missing something...
Then having to shut it off and out of our lives just in order to process it all, and try to make some kind of sense of it.

Nothing felt normal in the coming days and for a very long time the world felt unsafe and dark. 
So much to process, to try to understand and to somehow come to terms with.

For a while things did change, people cared more, hearts were softened and many reached out with help and open hearts.

Eventually life for those of us so far away from it all went back to normal...and once again hearts became hardened and America carried on.

Have we forgotten?
I certainly hope not! But in case we have, please think about the time that Americans pulled together, showed how much they cared and truly made a difference in the lives that were forever changed that day, and that for some time we remembered what this country stands for and what we can accomplish, together.

Maybe we could stop today for just a moment and think about what matters most to us and what we can do to help someone else who is hurting or suffering in some way.

In memory of the many lives that were lost and the suffering that it caused, we could try to be more kind and grateful for all we have. 
It does matter... **********************************
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Do you remember where you were and what you were doing the morning of 9/11?

I still remember as if it was yesterday... I was standing in my kitchen in Indiana and the TV was on in the family room.
My kids were watching something that was suddenly interrupted and I turned around to see a scene that at first my brain could not comprehend.
I quickly realized it was real and even with all the noise, there was a surreal deafening quiet in the room as we were all shaken in horror by what we were witnessing.

Images, photographs, explosions, devastation, smoke, bodies falling, people screaming, it was an endless barrage of terrifying, but real life moments in time that will never be forgotten.

I remember for days not being able to turn away or turn off the television and not being able to sleep for fear of missing something...
Then having to shut it off and out of our lives just in order to process it all, and try to make some kind of sense of it.

Nothing felt normal in the coming days and for a very long time the world felt unsafe and dark.
So much to process, to try to understand and to somehow come to terms with.

For a while things did change, people cared more, hearts were softened and many reached out with help and open hearts.

Eventually life for those of us so far away from it all went back to normal...and once again hearts became hardened and America carried on.

Have we forgotten?
I certainly hope not! But in case we have, please think about the time that Americans pulled together, showed how much they cared and truly made a difference in the lives that were forever changed that day, and that for some time we remembered what this country stands for and what we can accomplish, together.

Maybe we could stop today for just a moment and think about what matters most to us and what we can do to help someone else who is hurting or suffering in some way.

In memory of the many lives that were lost and the suffering that it caused, we could try to be more kind and grateful for all we have.
It does matter... **********************************
Everyone has a different opinion about you. Some people will judge you by your worst mistakes, and some by your kindest acts. And you have done all those things, the regrettable moments and the inspiring ones - together they make you who you are. But you are the only person who has been through every up and every down and so it is how you judge yourself that matters the most.
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There are two things to remember about perception. First, take note of each thing that people say about you, because each one will give you a unique insight on yourself.  But keep a special place in your heart, in your mind, for the words from the people who have been with you the longest and known you the deepest. The fact that they have known you through your highs and your lows and not just one single experience, and they still love you, shows you who you really are. Second, you form opinions about people in the same way that they form opinions about you. So, next time you think of someone as annoying or rude or dislikable, be a little kinder than you would have before. You are judging them by the experiences that you have - and that likely does not represent them as a whole. .

So stop for a moment, and be a little kinder, and that kindness will become how others begin to base their perception of you.  And as you change your views of the people around you, let that kindness extend to yourself. You may judge yourself by your lows, but if you can see through to the goodness in others, then I promise you can do it for yourself. .

Just as you now have two things about perception to think about, I am giving you two things to do. First, be a little kinder to everyone around you today. Extend it to yourself, your friends and to those who, perhaps, you have not been kind to in the past. And second, take those friends you have known through everything, and remind them that their highs outweigh the lows. They might need to hear it. .
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#writing #prose #kindness #perception #judgement #bealittlekinder
Everyone has a different opinion about you. Some people will judge you by your worst mistakes, and some by your kindest acts. And you have done all those things, the regrettable moments and the inspiring ones - together they make you who you are. But you are the only person who has been through every up and every down and so it is how you judge yourself that matters the most.
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There are two things to remember about perception. First, take note of each thing that people say about you, because each one will give you a unique insight on yourself. But keep a special place in your heart, in your mind, for the words from the people who have been with you the longest and known you the deepest. The fact that they have known you through your highs and your lows and not just one single experience, and they still love you, shows you who you really are. Second, you form opinions about people in the same way that they form opinions about you. So, next time you think of someone as annoying or rude or dislikable, be a little kinder than you would have before. You are judging them by the experiences that you have - and that likely does not represent them as a whole. .

So stop for a moment, and be a little kinder, and that kindness will become how others begin to base their perception of you. And as you change your views of the people around you, let that kindness extend to yourself. You may judge yourself by your lows, but if you can see through to the goodness in others, then I promise you can do it for yourself. .

Just as you now have two things about perception to think about, I am giving you two things to do. First, be a little kinder to everyone around you today. Extend it to yourself, your friends and to those who, perhaps, you have not been kind to in the past. And second, take those friends you have known through everything, and remind them that their highs outweigh the lows. They might need to hear it. .
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#writing #prose #kindness #perception #judgement #bealittlekinder
How our emotions transform mundane events into strong memories? We remember emotional events best! 🧘🏽‍♀️ #bealittlekinder #loveandgivelove #dream #dreamscometrue #lovemyjob #lovemyfamily #lovemyfriends #loveourworld #iamnotalone #liveyourlife 😒
How our emotions transform mundane events into strong memories? We remember emotional events best! 🧘🏽‍♀️ #bealittlekinder #loveandgivelove #dream #dreamscometrue #lovemyjob #lovemyfamily #lovemyfriends #loveourworld #iamnotalone #liveyourlife 😒
Today, as Dorian makes its way toward so many family & friends in Florida and then up the entire East Coast —please, everyone be safe, check on your loved ones, extend a helping hand, and be a little kinder than necessary. For many, this is all too soon —but, as communities, families & friends, we will come together and be fine. Stay safe friends!
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#bealittlekinder #helpyourneighbor #dorian #florida #ilmstrong
Today, as Dorian makes its way toward so many family & friends in Florida and then up the entire East Coast —please, everyone be safe, check on your loved ones, extend a helping hand, and be a little kinder than necessary. For many, this is all too soon —but, as communities, families & friends, we will come together and be fine. Stay safe friends!
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#bealittlekinder #helpyourneighbor #dorian #florida #ilmstrong
When we think about Pablo Picasso, his role in politics as a Delegate at the Paris Peace Conference and in the Peace Movement is usually not the first thing we think about. While he was passionate about his art, Picasso’s real desire was to secure peace, freedom and equality for all. Because of making choices from the heart, Picasso spent almost half his life in exile in France and was never allowed to visit America.⠀
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You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. Peace of mind is a great way to reduce the stresses of day to day life and can help you to become a calmer, more relaxed person overall. This can lead to a happier existence.⠀
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In the head-heart-gut technique I use in mindfulness coaching, the heart represents universal consciousness, an ingrained intuition or awareness of "oneness" of souls, which can be awakened by being unselfishly loving. ⠀
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Unfortunately, loving kindness towards ourselves and others is what is still hard for most people. Let's make a start today, Can't hurt, now can it?⠀
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#passionforpeace #picasso #peaceofmind #mindfulness #loveyourself #bealittlekinder #weareone #universalconsciousness #stressreduction #heartchoice #freedom #equality #lovingkindnness #bebetter #startlove
When we think about Pablo Picasso, his role in politics as a Delegate at the Paris Peace Conference and in the Peace Movement is usually not the first thing we think about. While he was passionate about his art, Picasso’s real desire was to secure peace, freedom and equality for all. Because of making choices from the heart, Picasso spent almost half his life in exile in France and was never allowed to visit America.⠀

You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. Peace of mind is a great way to reduce the stresses of day to day life and can help you to become a calmer, more relaxed person overall. This can lead to a happier existence.⠀

In the head-heart-gut technique I use in mindfulness coaching, the heart represents universal consciousness, an ingrained intuition or awareness of "oneness" of souls, which can be awakened by being unselfishly loving. ⠀

Unfortunately, loving kindness towards ourselves and others is what is still hard for most people. Let's make a start today, Can't hurt, now can it?⠀

#passionforpeace #picasso #peaceofmind #mindfulness #loveyourself #bealittlekinder #weareone #universalconsciousness #stressreduction #heartchoice #freedom #equality #lovingkindnness #bebetter #startlove
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#kindness #style #mindset #bealittlekinder #toyourself #toothers #monday #motivation #newweek #newmindset #goals #slowdown #bekind
#Repost @theartidote
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"Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go." —allmylooseends.com #ToBeVulnerablyHonest⁣
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ps _ love in all forms is beautiful 'its basically being vulnerable and yet stronger 'we all deserve to be loved whatsoever we being through and by reposting this post whoever's feed its reaching #there are people who desperately want their family’s shit together or jst want to be loved by their kids or want a normal love life or jst want a loyal friend ^YOU ALL DESERVE LOVE 'FAMILY LOVE , FRIENDS LOVE AND FROM WHOEVER YOU SEEK WITH ' YOU ARE LOVED _YOU ARE NOT ALONE ^ believe in the power of grieving🥀 _it awakens all ur ugly thoughts and make u feel that life is impossible and then their is this morning u get up and feel absolutely normal about things and thats how sunshine came in 🌸✨
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#monday #picoftheday #repost #words #powerful #lovetoall #keepdowntheego #bealittlekinder #lifeisalreadyhard #keepupthehope
#Repost @theartidote
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"Grief, I’ve learned, is really love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot give. The more you loved someone, the more you grieve. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes and in that part of your chest that gets empty and hollow feeling. The happiness of love turns to sadness when unspent. Grief is just love with no place to go." —allmylooseends.com #ToBeVulnerablyHonest⁣

artwork by @nathanwpyle
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ps _ love in all forms is beautiful 'its basically being vulnerable and yet stronger 'we all deserve to be loved whatsoever we being through and by reposting this post whoever's feed its reaching #there are people who desperately want their family’s shit together or jst want to be loved by their kids or want a normal love life or jst want a loyal friend ^YOU ALL DESERVE LOVE 'FAMILY LOVE , FRIENDS LOVE AND FROM WHOEVER YOU SEEK WITH ' YOU ARE LOVED _YOU ARE NOT ALONE ^ believe in the power of grieving🥀 _it awakens all ur ugly thoughts and make u feel that life is impossible and then their is this morning u get up and feel absolutely normal about things and thats how sunshine came in 🌸✨
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#monday #picoftheday #repost #words #powerful #lovetoall #keepdowntheego #bealittlekinder #lifeisalreadyhard #keepupthehope
💚 Happy Friday 💚
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#friday #happyfriday #lovetheearth #nature #naturelovers #tree #cooltree #smile #love #carealittlemore #bealittlekinder #savetheworld #funny #permaculture #mindset #changingattitudes #changeourways #smallacts #bethechange
Have you ever been kind to an enemy just to have them start to become your friend??? I have! It’s the best! We can all be more kind even if we have different opinions or beliefs.
Have you ever been kind to an enemy just to have them start to become your friend??? I have! It’s the best! We can all be more kind even if we have different opinions or beliefs.
Actual things people have said to me about what I do as a coach:
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“I can’t believe you’re involved in an MLM. They’re a huge scam, and you’re just buying into the hype.”
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“Why do you post so much on your stories? They’re too long, you talk too much, nobody cares. TBH I just skip over them.”
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“It’s really offensive that you think I need to be in a fit club. I never workout and people STILL ask me why I’m so skinny. Stop promoting diet culture.”
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And my personal favorite: “I don’t need to post pictures of myself in a bra to get people to like them like YOU do.”
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And then there’s me...just casually sipping away on my tea, living my VERY best life, content with the choices I have made ❤️
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You may not understand what I do as a coach. It may seem weird, or like I am involved in a “scheme,” or even threatening when I reach out to share what I have found with you.
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I understand.
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HOWEVER, I love being a coach because I know that these programs have the power to change lives. Wanna know why? Because they changed mine ❤️
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And you can laugh, and say mean things to me or behind my back, or even block me from supporting you. But the simple fact that I love what I do and know just how powerful this lifestyle can be will NEVER change ❤️
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So maybe reconsider your nasty reply the next time I reach out. A little kindness goes a long way ❤️
Actual things people have said to me about what I do as a coach:
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“I can’t believe you’re involved in an MLM. They’re a huge scam, and you’re just buying into the hype.”
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“Why do you post so much on your stories? They’re too long, you talk too much, nobody cares. TBH I just skip over them.”
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“It’s really offensive that you think I need to be in a fit club. I never workout and people STILL ask me why I’m so skinny. Stop promoting diet culture.”
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And my personal favorite: “I don’t need to post pictures of myself in a bra to get people to like them like YOU do.”
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And then there’s me...just casually sipping away on my tea, living my VERY best life, content with the choices I have made ❤️
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You may not understand what I do as a coach. It may seem weird, or like I am involved in a “scheme,” or even threatening when I reach out to share what I have found with you.
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I understand.
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HOWEVER, I love being a coach because I know that these programs have the power to change lives. Wanna know why? Because they changed mine ❤️
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And you can laugh, and say mean things to me or behind my back, or even block me from supporting you. But the simple fact that I love what I do and know just how powerful this lifestyle can be will NEVER change ❤️
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So maybe reconsider your nasty reply the next time I reach out. A little kindness goes a long way ❤️
This quote reminds me a little bit of the safety instructions that are given on an airplane right before take off.  The part where they explain that you should put on your own oxygen mask first and then help those around you..
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Most times, I forget to take care of myself first.  How can I help or love those around me if I don’t really appreciate the person I look at in the mirror every morning.  My goal this week is daily meditation and love the person that I am in order to better love those that surround my life. .
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Always be well ~ Joelle .
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#selfcare #personalreflection #newweeknewgoals #meditation #transcendentalmeditation #findjoy #loveothers #bealittlekinder #bealittlebetter #sundayreflection
This quote reminds me a little bit of the safety instructions that are given on an airplane right before take off. The part where they explain that you should put on your own oxygen mask first and then help those around you..
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Most times, I forget to take care of myself first. How can I help or love those around me if I don’t really appreciate the person I look at in the mirror every morning. My goal this week is daily meditation and love the person that I am in order to better love those that surround my life. .
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#selfcare #personalreflection #newweeknewgoals #meditation #transcendentalmeditation #findjoy #loveothers #bealittlekinder #bealittlebetter #sundayreflection
#repost @momentaryhappiness #breathe #breatheinbreatheout #yougotthis #inspire #motivate #kindness #kind #bealittlekinder
always love to do my “plant thing”.......fun to add them into shops and brighten things up a bit #plantsmakemehappy #plantgang #greenlife #plants🌿 #bealittlekinder
always love to do my “plant thing”.......fun to add them into shops and brighten things up a bit #plantsmakemehappy #plantgang #greenlife #plants🌿 #bealittlekinder
Gratitude makes you happy for the bills you pay 💕 How’s THAT for perspective! #14daygratitudechallenge
Gratitude makes you happy for the bills you pay 💕 How’s THAT for perspective! #14daygratitudechallenge
Gossip can bond and it can break. Who is at risk to what you say? Mental health awareness month is upon us and a chance to reconsider the way you talk about others. Untrue gossip can affect your health and the health of others! The little stories we pass around may seem harmless but they can change moods and cause anxiety, depression and unnecessary stress! So let’s all #bealittlekinder .
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#spillthetea #reputation #bekind #stopbullying #gossip #graphicdesign #talkaboutmentalhealth #mentalhealth #healthawareness #may #dramafree  #shadefree #positivevibes #spreadpositivevibrations #anxiety #stressrelief #depressionkills #4mind4body @mentalhealthamerica @mentallymotivational @letstalkaboutmentalhealth
Gossip can bond and it can break. Who is at risk to what you say? Mental health awareness month is upon us and a chance to reconsider the way you talk about others. Untrue gossip can affect your health and the health of others! The little stories we pass around may seem harmless but they can change moods and cause anxiety, depression and unnecessary stress! So let’s all #bealittlekinder .
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#spillthetea #reputation #bekind #stopbullying #gossip #graphicdesign #talkaboutmentalhealth #mentalhealth #healthawareness #may #dramafree #shadefree #positivevibes #spreadpositivevibrations #anxiety #stressrelief #depressionkills #4mind4body @mentalhealthamerica @mentallymotivational @letstalkaboutmentalhealth

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