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  • Today is Halloween - whether you're dressing up or watching the snow kiss the ground from a sofa, vow to be a little bit weirder all year long! 🌛🦋🎃
  • Today is Halloween - whether you're dressing up or watching the snow kiss the ground from a sofa, vow to be a little bit weirder all year long! 🌛🦋🎃
  • 7,123 37 31 October, 2019
  • I’ve been really into writing down affirmations lately. I try to make a habit of writing down 3-5 affirmations every day. If I can, I say them aloud as I’m writing them. While I do change the affirmations out here and there, I generally have a few “go-to” affirmations that I love. Here are my favorite affirmations for easing stress and anxiety.
  • I’ve been really into writing down affirmations lately. I try to make a habit of writing down 3-5 affirmations every day. If I can, I say them aloud as I’m writing them. While I do change the affirmations out here and there, I generally have a few “go-to” affirmations that I love. Here are my favorite affirmations for easing stress and anxiety.
  • 2,524 38 23 August, 2019
  • What is something that drives or motivates you? ❤️ The desire to succeed? For someone you love? Wanting more out of life? Having more time to do what you want? 
I think it’s important to know your “why.” 😊 Yes, I’m one of those “vision board” kind of girls. I truly believe knowing you “why” you do something- makes the steps along the way more meaningful. 
Have a fabulous day!!
  • What is something that drives or motivates you? ❤️ The desire to succeed? For someone you love? Wanting more out of life? Having more time to do what you want?
    I think it’s important to know your “why.” 😊 Yes, I’m one of those “vision board” kind of girls. I truly believe knowing you “why” you do something- makes the steps along the way more meaningful.
    Have a fabulous day!!
  • 2,390 112 13 November, 2019
  • This is “Mr.Match.” We started talking through the Match App on a Thursday night.

Our first date was lunch that next Monday.

Thursday we had another lunch date.

Saturday evening we met up with some friends of mine for dinner and drinks. We sat in my van for 3-hours in the parking lot talking afterwards.

When I got home at 3am, I took myself off Match.

I’m so thankful we swiped right on eachother and that it was perfect timing for us to meet. He is a year behind us on our grief journey, and he says he wasn’t really ready to meet anyone, but that he was ready to meet me, and just didn’t know it yet. ❤️❤️❤️
  • This is “Mr.Match.” We started talking through the Match App on a Thursday night.

    Our first date was lunch that next Monday.

    Thursday we had another lunch date.

    Saturday evening we met up with some friends of mine for dinner and drinks. We sat in my van for 3-hours in the parking lot talking afterwards.

    When I got home at 3am, I took myself off Match.

    I’m so thankful we swiped right on eachother and that it was perfect timing for us to meet. He is a year behind us on our grief journey, and he says he wasn’t really ready to meet anyone, but that he was ready to meet me, and just didn’t know it yet. ❤️❤️❤️
  • 225 17 16 November, 2019
  • TGIF!!!! This has been a long week, anyone else think so? 
2 weeks from today I will be in Dallas at the @momsmeet Wow Summit '19!  Will you be there?  If so, I would love to meet you! 😀
  • TGIF!!!! This has been a long week, anyone else think so?
    2 weeks from today I will be in Dallas at the @momsmeet Wow Summit '19! Will you be there? If so, I would love to meet you! 😀
  • 2,227 131 13 September, 2019
  • Of all the things I have learned about joy in my research, this is the one that changed my life the most. 🌊 Here's to riding the waves of joy. Thank you @melanie.johnsson for bringing beauty to these words. 🌈
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🎨 : @melanie.johnsson
#JOYFULbook
  • Of all the things I have learned about joy in my research, this is the one that changed my life the most. 🌊 Here's to riding the waves of joy. Thank you @melanie.johnsson for bringing beauty to these words. 🌈
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    🎨 : @melanie.johnsson
    #JOYFULbook
  • 1,028 22 10 September, 2019

Latest Instagram Posts

  • Where I'd much rather be than in the office!!! My happy place is hiking in pine covered forest.  When I can't actually go there, I can feel the contentment of that with a blend like this!⁣
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Siberian Fir is also 10% off this month! ⁣
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Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash
  • Where I'd much rather be than in the office!!! My happy place is hiking in pine covered forest. When I can't actually go there, I can feel the contentment of that with a blend like this!⁣

    Siberian Fir is also 10% off this month! ⁣

    Photo by Lukasz Szmigiel on Unsplash
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  • Waking up to 50 degree weather in Florida this morning! So much fun being able to wear sweaters and not sweat! 🎄 What’re you up to on this chilly Sunday? •
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T R U T H ⬇️
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• “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭
  • Waking up to 50 degree weather in Florida this morning! So much fun being able to wear sweaters and not sweat! 🎄 What’re you up to on this chilly Sunday? •

    T R U T H ⬇️

    • “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
    ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭
  • 138 95 1 hour ago
  • Eric hates this photo. We took it at his 20-year class reunion in the photo booth. I love it. I think it’s adorable of him. His fun silly side that not everyone got to see.

We left that class reunion with me saying, “they really love you.” And him saying, “yeah they do!” And then I followed up with “but they love me more.” And he said “I think you’re right.” And we laughed and laughed and laughed.

I was razzing Eric. He had become the head football coach  of the high school they all graduated from. He was like a celebrity in the room. And I was telling all his secrets. He loved it though. Don’t let him fool ya. 😉😂 Good times.
  • Eric hates this photo. We took it at his 20-year class reunion in the photo booth. I love it. I think it’s adorable of him. His fun silly side that not everyone got to see.

    We left that class reunion with me saying, “they really love you.” And him saying, “yeah they do!” And then I followed up with “but they love me more.” And he said “I think you’re right.” And we laughed and laughed and laughed.

    I was razzing Eric. He had become the head football coach of the high school they all graduated from. He was like a celebrity in the room. And I was telling all his secrets. He loved it though. Don’t let him fool ya. 😉😂 Good times.
  • 34 1 1 hour ago
  • It seems this team’s unstoppable.🤩
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These guys helped set the new record for the biggest day our store has EVER seen this weekend. Even in the middle of closing the restaurant after such a huge day, they choose joy, give their best, and stick together. We’re so proud and thankful to belong to this crew.🏆💛
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And THANK YOU for choosing Chick-fil-A!
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#CFAfamily #ChickfilA #FindingJoy #LoveWorksHere #BetterTogether #OurPleasure
  • It seems this team’s unstoppable.🤩

    These guys helped set the new record for the biggest day our store has EVER seen this weekend. Even in the middle of closing the restaurant after such a huge day, they choose joy, give their best, and stick together. We’re so proud and thankful to belong to this crew.🏆💛

    And THANK YOU for choosing Chick-fil-A!

    #CFAfamily #ChickfilA #FindingJoy #LoveWorksHere #BetterTogether #OurPleasure
  • 27 0 3 hours ago
  • Thank you for keeping me safe.. I'm back yogis ❤🙏🧘‍♀️ready to get bendy with you tomorrow night...
#namaste #yoga 
#findingjoy
  • Thank you for keeping me safe.. I'm back yogis ❤🙏🧘‍♀️ready to get bendy with you tomorrow night...
    #namaste #yoga
    #findingjoy
  • 6 0 7 hours ago
  • Facing our fears is impossibly hard.  The stories we build up in our minds take on their own life.  The costs we have given them take on value.  Departure from our make-believe is equal parts difficult, brave and life saving.  What do you fear? #findingjoy #perspective #rats #gaslightdistrict #sandiego
  • Facing our fears is impossibly hard. The stories we build up in our minds take on their own life. The costs we have given them take on value. Departure from our make-believe is equal parts difficult, brave and life saving. What do you fear? #findingjoy #perspective #rats #gaslightdistrict #sandiego
  • 4 0 8 hours ago
  • There is beauty in the darkness, in the scary place, if you look for it.

Whether it be in @westbottoms_kc during Halloween season or in deep grief.

Perspective.
  • There is beauty in the darkness, in the scary place, if you look for it.

    Whether it be in @westbottoms_kc during Halloween season or in deep grief.

    Perspective.
  • 27 1 11 hours ago
  • Sometimes life’s not fair. We hurt like we couldn’t ever imagine. Our foundation is ripped from underneath us. It sucks. But it does get better.

Hold onto some hope.

Now when I cry, it doesn’t consume it. It doesn’t shut me down for a week or a day even. Give me a good hard cry every once in a while for 30-minutes and then I’m good.

That’s healing.
  • Sometimes life’s not fair. We hurt like we couldn’t ever imagine. Our foundation is ripped from underneath us. It sucks. But it does get better.

    Hold onto some hope.

    Now when I cry, it doesn’t consume it. It doesn’t shut me down for a week or a day even. Give me a good hard cry every once in a while for 30-minutes and then I’m good.

    That’s healing.
  • 110 12 12 hours ago
  • Damn it, he’s missing all this good stuff! He’d love all of it.
  • Damn it, he’s missing all this good stuff! He’d love all of it.
  • 110 3 12 hours ago
  • A Saturday night alone and doing personal heart-work.
  • A Saturday night alone and doing personal heart-work.
  • 90 4 12 hours ago
  • My beautiful, strong-willed, smart, brave, ornery kids got it from this lady.

Her husband left her with 4 kids. Little. She was and is a single mom and has done it all on her own for over 50-years.

Meet the original badass.
  • My beautiful, strong-willed, smart, brave, ornery kids got it from this lady.

    Her husband left her with 4 kids. Little. She was and is a single mom and has done it all on her own for over 50-years.

    Meet the original badass.
  • 83 1 12 hours ago
  • I’m so much more intentional and mindful than I’ve ever been. And I’m thankful for it. Truly.

I’ve released so many things and people since Eric died. We’ve distanced ourselves from things or even people. It’s been about 2-1/2 years of doing so - and not to be mean by any means, but to protect ourselves and our emotional health as we heal and rediscover our new little family and ourselves.

But meanwhile a complicated and unresolved hurt has been resurfacing. One that I have tried to heal and then get hurt in the process. And this repeats over and over again.

41-years of this pattern gets tiresome. I have emotionally divorced myself from this person so many times over. And here we still are.

But recently, my therapist challenged me to participate in a releasing ritual.

How could this be any different?

It was. It still is.

Over 3-weeks and my heart feels so much more at peace.

This activity will most definitely be a module in a curriculum I’m developing called: #ShedTheShitAndShiftFromTheStuck

Coming in 2020!
  • I’m so much more intentional and mindful than I’ve ever been. And I’m thankful for it. Truly.

    I’ve released so many things and people since Eric died. We’ve distanced ourselves from things or even people. It’s been about 2-1/2 years of doing so - and not to be mean by any means, but to protect ourselves and our emotional health as we heal and rediscover our new little family and ourselves.

    But meanwhile a complicated and unresolved hurt has been resurfacing. One that I have tried to heal and then get hurt in the process. And this repeats over and over again.

    41-years of this pattern gets tiresome. I have emotionally divorced myself from this person so many times over. And here we still are.

    But recently, my therapist challenged me to participate in a releasing ritual.

    How could this be any different?

    It was. It still is.

    Over 3-weeks and my heart feels so much more at peace.

    This activity will most definitely be a module in a curriculum I’m developing called: #ShedTheShitAndShiftFromTheStuck

    Coming in 2020!
  • 43 15 13 hours ago
  • F I V E  M O N T H S. 
Currently you are obsessed with anything you can get in your mouth...toys, fingers, other peoples fingers, toes you’re not picky ☺️ there a little tooth starting to pop through...more than likely the culprit of that!
You love to bury your face in my arm to fall asleep and still love your snuggle me.
You are extra vocal these days and regularly roll from your stomach to your back (if you want to) but not the other way quite yet.
You’re bros are still smitten with you and we kinda love you a lot Taylor girl 💕
  • F I V E M O N T H S.
    Currently you are obsessed with anything you can get in your mouth...toys, fingers, other peoples fingers, toes you’re not picky ☺️ there a little tooth starting to pop through...more than likely the culprit of that!
    You love to bury your face in my arm to fall asleep and still love your snuggle me.
    You are extra vocal these days and regularly roll from your stomach to your back (if you want to) but not the other way quite yet.
    You’re bros are still smitten with you and we kinda love you a lot Taylor girl 💕
  • 58 15 14 hours ago
  • “...enter into the ​​​narrow​ ​​​gate​, and ​​​walk​ in the ​​​strait​ path which leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day of ​​​probation​.” 2 Nephi 33:9
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I’ve never really understood the term “strait path” from the scriptures, and when I looked it up, I found a cool meaning: “a situation with trouble or difficulty.” That gives a deeper meaning to the word “path.” God says in this verse that after we choose to follow Him, it will be a difficult path. But most (if not all) challenging things in life are usually the most rewarding, right? So even though it will be difficult following Christ, it will be so worth it. 🙏🏼
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Photo cred: @jamjones17
  • “...enter into the ​​​narrow​ ​​​gate​, and ​​​walk​ in the ​​​strait​ path which leads to life, and continue in the path until the end of the day of ​​​probation​.” 2 Nephi 33:9
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    I’ve never really understood the term “strait path” from the scriptures, and when I looked it up, I found a cool meaning: “a situation with trouble or difficulty.” That gives a deeper meaning to the word “path.” God says in this verse that after we choose to follow Him, it will be a difficult path. But most (if not all) challenging things in life are usually the most rewarding, right? So even though it will be difficult following Christ, it will be so worth it. 🙏🏼
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    Photo cred: @jamjones17
  • 73 12 15 hours ago
  • There’s something great about a space you’re not afraid to ruin. As much as I miss having a very pretty kitchen, sometimes I feel like a kid with a cardboard box and lots of crayons in this one. #renting #findingjoy #makingmeaning #play 🐉🍭🧁💃🕺🏻
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On a related note, I had a kind of profound metaphorical thought today, about relationships, or, about the way I was in relationships when younger. In the same way that putting too much gravity on a house one ‘owns’, due to property values and entertaining others and making impressions, can subtly dull one’s spark, the same goes in some relationships... a commitment is made, and people begin to make impressions as a team. Sometimes too much, looking too far down the road. Play can suffer. Don’t let it!! #relationships 💙
  • There’s something great about a space you’re not afraid to ruin. As much as I miss having a very pretty kitchen, sometimes I feel like a kid with a cardboard box and lots of crayons in this one. #renting #findingjoy #makingmeaning #play 🐉🍭🧁💃🕺🏻
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    On a related note, I had a kind of profound metaphorical thought today, about relationships, or, about the way I was in relationships when younger. In the same way that putting too much gravity on a house one ‘owns’, due to property values and entertaining others and making impressions, can subtly dull one’s spark, the same goes in some relationships... a commitment is made, and people begin to make impressions as a team. Sometimes too much, looking too far down the road. Play can suffer. Don’t let it!! #relationships 💙
  • 6 1 16 hours ago
  • As we are now just 4 weeks away from debuting our new routine, we are putting A LOT of time and energy into practicing and perfecting every step, every movement. 
But when it comes down to it, dance is NOT about doing every step perfectly. 
As a reminder to myself, my team and students, and any dance students, please always remember that behind all the lessons and corrections, practices and critiques, dance is all about JOY!!!
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  • As we are now just 4 weeks away from debuting our new routine, we are putting A LOT of time and energy into practicing and perfecting every step, every movement.
    But when it comes down to it, dance is NOT about doing every step perfectly.
    As a reminder to myself, my team and students, and any dance students, please always remember that behind all the lessons and corrections, practices and critiques, dance is all about JOY!!!
    💃🏽❤️🕺🏽
  • 24 3 17 hours ago
  • I honestly keep forgetting to take pictures, but that's a good thing right? 🙈
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I believe this was from two days ago on my way to Tighnabruaich. Some of the roads are so narrow, I can't possibly pull over to capture the stunning lochs, the many fields of sheep and the rolling hills. Just close your eyes and imagine me saying, "Wow" (constantly) interspersed with shrill "SHEEPIES!" 🙌
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I am honestly just enjoying taking it all in and being present. Today I rode a horse named Urich through Campbeltown area. We went up and down muddy hills, through rivers, by a Celtic stone (think Stonehenge but older)... I even peed behind the ruin of a home from the 1600/1700s. There was just no time for pictures! ✨
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If you really want to know all the ins and outs of this trip, we'll have to meet for a cup of tea when I get back at the end of November. Until then. ✨
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#scotland #scotlandroadtrip #soloadventure #tighnabruach #views #latergram #onwardsupwards #happinessproject #findingjoy #explorescotland #novembertravel #drivingmaster #stayingalive #growth #happy #nofilter #nature
  • I honestly keep forgetting to take pictures, but that's a good thing right? 🙈
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    I believe this was from two days ago on my way to Tighnabruaich. Some of the roads are so narrow, I can't possibly pull over to capture the stunning lochs, the many fields of sheep and the rolling hills. Just close your eyes and imagine me saying, "Wow" (constantly) interspersed with shrill "SHEEPIES!" 🙌
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    I am honestly just enjoying taking it all in and being present. Today I rode a horse named Urich through Campbeltown area. We went up and down muddy hills, through rivers, by a Celtic stone (think Stonehenge but older)... I even peed behind the ruin of a home from the 1600/1700s. There was just no time for pictures! ✨
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    If you really want to know all the ins and outs of this trip, we'll have to meet for a cup of tea when I get back at the end of November. Until then. ✨
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    #scotland #scotlandroadtrip #soloadventure #tighnabruach #views #latergram #onwardsupwards #happinessproject #findingjoy #explorescotland #novembertravel #drivingmaster #stayingalive #growth #happy #nofilter #nature
  • 45 4 18 hours ago
  • I’m about halfway done. Yay! Really trying to enjoy the season being home for the first time in years. Karys is now allowed to come back over. Lol. #christmas2019 #findingjoy
  • I’m about halfway done. Yay! Really trying to enjoy the season being home for the first time in years. Karys is now allowed to come back over. Lol. #christmas2019 #findingjoy
  • 12 1 18 hours ago
  • Do you have an advent calendar in your house?
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🎄 We do an Activity Advent Calendar.  Each pocket is filled with a fun Chrostmas activity!
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🗓 No stress here! I pull out the church calendar, school calendar, and our personal schedule and add any already scheduled events into the calendar.  Then I add a couple of days to bake cookies, a day to bake pies, and I even put decorate the tree in!  Don't forget a couple of movie nights with eggnog or hot chocolate!
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Keep it simple! And with our @tradesofhope Nativity Advent Calendar I can even switch the pockets up if something unexpected comes along.
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Tell me one of your favorite family traditions for this time of year (doesn't have to be Christmas! I love hearing about traditions around other holidays).
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#sharinghopewithmichelemassie #AdventCalendar #tistheseason
  • Do you have an advent calendar in your house?
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    🎄 We do an Activity Advent Calendar. Each pocket is filled with a fun Chrostmas activity!
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    🗓 No stress here! I pull out the church calendar, school calendar, and our personal schedule and add any already scheduled events into the calendar. Then I add a couple of days to bake cookies, a day to bake pies, and I even put decorate the tree in! Don't forget a couple of movie nights with eggnog or hot chocolate!
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    Keep it simple! And with our @tradesofhope Nativity Advent Calendar I can even switch the pockets up if something unexpected comes along.
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    Tell me one of your favorite family traditions for this time of year (doesn't have to be Christmas! I love hearing about traditions around other holidays).
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    #sharinghopewithmichelemassie #AdventCalendar #tistheseason
  • 1 1 19 hours ago
  • So today I’m cleaning the kitchen and I start to dust the shelves and realize that Havens sound reducing earmuffs are super dusty. This makes me think of all the times we couldn’t even make it through a day without these. We couldn’t walk in the church or go to the grocery store, definitely couldn’t go to the movies without them. And now they’re used so little, that they’ve built up dust.
I’m so proud of my Haven. Little moments like this make me remember how far we have come. #FindingJoy #Autism #DifferentNotLess  #TherapyWORKS
  • So today I’m cleaning the kitchen and I start to dust the shelves and realize that Havens sound reducing earmuffs are super dusty. This makes me think of all the times we couldn’t even make it through a day without these. We couldn’t walk in the church or go to the grocery store, definitely couldn’t go to the movies without them. And now they’re used so little, that they’ve built up dust.
    I’m so proud of my Haven. Little moments like this make me remember how far we have come. #FindingJoy #Autism #DifferentNotLess #TherapyWORKS
  • 9 0 21 hours ago
  • You know, at this stage of life for us, it’s easier for us to go our separate ways in the evenings because #kids
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Either he will go out, usually back to work, or I will go out. But it’s rarely that we go together. ⁣
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That’s just this season for us with kids that need to be in bed, and a Great Dane that holds me back from getting babysitters...⁣
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We definitely need to be intentional about that time spent together! I love when he joins me for workouts because it’s something that we are doing together! Even though he gives me a hard time, I know he loves the benefits of how it makes him feel! Right @jono_giles ?⁣
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Spending time with your spouse doesn’t have to mean always going out on a date. Find something you love doing together and date each other at home :) ⁣
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Next home date for us is learning how to play backgammon 😜 Does anyone want to teach us? 
Do you have any fun home date night ideas? I need some more or else Disney+ it’ll be!
  • You know, at this stage of life for us, it’s easier for us to go our separate ways in the evenings because #kids
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    Either he will go out, usually back to work, or I will go out. But it’s rarely that we go together. ⁣
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    That’s just this season for us with kids that need to be in bed, and a Great Dane that holds me back from getting babysitters...⁣
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    We definitely need to be intentional about that time spent together! I love when he joins me for workouts because it’s something that we are doing together! Even though he gives me a hard time, I know he loves the benefits of how it makes him feel! Right @jono_giles ?⁣
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    Spending time with your spouse doesn’t have to mean always going out on a date. Find something you love doing together and date each other at home :) ⁣
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    Next home date for us is learning how to play backgammon 😜 Does anyone want to teach us?
    Do you have any fun home date night ideas? I need some more or else Disney+ it’ll be!
  • 65 3 23 hours ago
  • There has been a lot of arguing and defending and line-drawing happening in a lot of churches lately regarding women and what are appropriate roles for them.

If you’re a person of a faith and have only felt empowered in your church, I’m so grateful.

But if you have ever felt confused or even more alone after reading Twitter arguments about “going home” or sermons that speak on gender roles but feel more limiting than anything, well, this letter I wrote on the Institute of Christian Psychology’s site is for you.

This is not about the argument and who is right and who is wrong.  I’m so tired of it.  I’m here to recognize the toll it’s taken on so many of us.

May you be seen a bit more after reading and may you feel encouraged to continue to step forward and step into your unique self because, quite frankly, we need you to.

Link in bio. 💕
  • There has been a lot of arguing and defending and line-drawing happening in a lot of churches lately regarding women and what are appropriate roles for them.

    If you’re a person of a faith and have only felt empowered in your church, I’m so grateful.

    But if you have ever felt confused or even more alone after reading Twitter arguments about “going home” or sermons that speak on gender roles but feel more limiting than anything, well, this letter I wrote on the Institute of Christian Psychology’s site is for you.

    This is not about the argument and who is right and who is wrong. I’m so tired of it. I’m here to recognize the toll it’s taken on so many of us.

    May you be seen a bit more after reading and may you feel encouraged to continue to step forward and step into your unique self because, quite frankly, we need you to.

    Link in bio. 💕
  • 31 8 23 hours ago
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🎵 Start a fire in my soul⁣
Fan the flame and make it grow⁣
So there’s no doubt or denying ⁣
Let it burn so brightly⁣
That everyone around can see⁣
That’s it’s You, that it’s You we need⁣
Start a fire in me 🎵⁣
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The change starts within YOU! Be the change!

  • 🎵 Start a fire in my soul⁣
    Fan the flame and make it grow⁣
    So there’s no doubt or denying ⁣
    Let it burn so brightly⁣
    That everyone around can see⁣
    That’s it’s You, that it’s You we need⁣
    Start a fire in me 🎵⁣

    The change starts within YOU! Be the change!
  • 24 2 16 November, 2019
  • Pride in a craft does not require a certain acceptance or fame of that craft.  We have all met people who move mountains in ordinary professions.  It’s a gift to do our work in miraculous ways.... no matter where our work takes us.  #findingjoy #sunset #rockstacking #sandiego
  • Pride in a craft does not require a certain acceptance or fame of that craft. We have all met people who move mountains in ordinary professions. It’s a gift to do our work in miraculous ways.... no matter where our work takes us. #findingjoy #sunset #rockstacking #sandiego
  • 26 0 16 November, 2019
  • More thoughts on design.  Spaces move people.  The objects, textures, and colors that surround us... change us.  The food was great, the ceiling felt a bit off.  #findingjoy #design #mood #photography
  • More thoughts on design. Spaces move people. The objects, textures, and colors that surround us... change us. The food was great, the ceiling felt a bit off. #findingjoy #design #mood #photography
  • 5 0 16 November, 2019
  • This is “Mr.Match.” We started talking through the Match App on a Thursday night.

Our first date was lunch that next Monday.

Thursday we had another lunch date.

Saturday evening we met up with some friends of mine for dinner and drinks. We sat in my van for 3-hours in the parking lot talking afterwards.

When I got home at 3am, I took myself off Match.

I’m so thankful we swiped right on eachother and that it was perfect timing for us to meet. He is a year behind us on our grief journey, and he says he wasn’t really ready to meet anyone, but that he was ready to meet me, and just didn’t know it yet. ❤️❤️❤️
  • This is “Mr.Match.” We started talking through the Match App on a Thursday night.

    Our first date was lunch that next Monday.

    Thursday we had another lunch date.

    Saturday evening we met up with some friends of mine for dinner and drinks. We sat in my van for 3-hours in the parking lot talking afterwards.

    When I got home at 3am, I took myself off Match.

    I’m so thankful we swiped right on eachother and that it was perfect timing for us to meet. He is a year behind us on our grief journey, and he says he wasn’t really ready to meet anyone, but that he was ready to meet me, and just didn’t know it yet. ❤️❤️❤️
  • 225 17 16 November, 2019
  • So excited for this upcoming event for my clients! You in??? This is going to be EPIC! Perfect way to enter into this season:

Gratitude.
Joy.
Intention.
Action. 
Comment so I know who’s with us & feel inspired to tag a friend. 💜

#gratitudechallenge #findingjoy #morningroutine #lifetips
  • So excited for this upcoming event for my clients! You in??? This is going to be EPIC! Perfect way to enter into this season:

    Gratitude.
    Joy.
    Intention.
    Action.
    Comment so I know who’s with us & feel inspired to tag a friend. 💜

    #gratitudechallenge #findingjoy #morningroutine #lifetips
  • 10 2 12 November, 2019