Sister love. ❤️

Sister love. ❤️

Life-changing question from my mentor + Angel of Fire @hillaryrubin. So needed this today.

Life-changing question from my mentor + Angel of Fire @hillaryrubin. So needed this today.

Summer soul journey.

Summer soul journey.

Flight home is delayed but still feeling grateful for the amazing and fun weekend spent with the people I love the most. Our big girl is so happy for the 4-day celebration of her 7th birthday. Reviewing our photos to pass the one hour waiting time. Always thankful, no matter what.

Flight home is delayed but still feeling grateful for the amazing and fun weekend spent with the people I love the most. Our big girl is so happy for the 4-day celebration of her 7th birthday. Reviewing our photos to pass the one hour waiting time. Always thankful, no matter what.

The adventure begins. Family is ❤️.

The adventure begins. Family is ❤️.

"Everything is awesome!" Is on constant replay in my head after watching the Lego movie with the hubs and the girls.

I know it’s a kiddie movie but I can’t help but relate to “Unikitty” and how she would always remain  upbeat, happy and “positive” no matter what. Because, you know, everything is awesome.

For most of my life, I believed in the power of positive thinking and even considered myself an optimist. Even when things were way too far from awesome, I’d smile and “look at the bright side.”

But just as Unikitty unleashed a hidden power when she accepted the negativity, I realized later on that I experienced the most growth when I stared the negativity (anger, anxiety, envy, insecurity, frustration, fear… And all the muck you can imagine) straight in the face.

I acknowledged them, I forgave them and I let them go.

I traded positivity for authenticity.

It’s incredibly humbling to admit that life is not as awesome as I think it should be.

But it’s also infinitely empowering to know that once I choose to release that negativity, I can also choose to create a better life story.

That even if life can be tough and imperfect, there will always be things you can be thankful for.

It’s no longer a matter of choosing to see the glass as half empty or half full.

It’s choosing to see that there’s a glass with water and that’s enough reason to be grateful.

No matter what, you are free to choose.

And that freedom of choice, my friend, is what makes everything truly awesome.

"Everything is awesome!" Is on constant replay in my head after watching the Lego movie with the hubs and the girls.

I know it’s a kiddie movie but I can’t help but relate to “Unikitty” and how she would always remain upbeat, happy and “positive” no matter what. Because, you know, everything is awesome.

For most of my life, I believed in the power of positive thinking and even considered myself an optimist. Even when things were way too far from awesome, I’d smile and “look at the bright side.”

But just as Unikitty unleashed a hidden power when she accepted the negativity, I realized later on that I experienced the most growth when I stared the negativity (anger, anxiety, envy, insecurity, frustration, fear… And all the muck you can imagine) straight in the face.

I acknowledged them, I forgave them and I let them go.

I traded positivity for authenticity.

It’s incredibly humbling to admit that life is not as awesome as I think it should be.

But it’s also infinitely empowering to know that once I choose to release that negativity, I can also choose to create a better life story.

That even if life can be tough and imperfect, there will always be things you can be thankful for.

It’s no longer a matter of choosing to see the glass as half empty or half full.

It’s choosing to see that there’s a glass with water and that’s enough reason to be grateful.

No matter what, you are free to choose.

And that freedom of choice, my friend, is what makes everything truly awesome.

"Mommy, what gift do you want for your birthday?" my girls asked. And honestly, I couldn’t think of anything.

I still have desires and wants, of course. But all I’ve really been feeling lately is an overflowing sense of gratitude.

When I begin to write in my journal, the first words are always,

"Thank you, thank you, thank you."

For friends and family. For my children and my husband. For good health and bountiful blessings. 

For love.

For another year to create a passionate, prosperous and purposeful life.

And for all of you who have touched my life in one way or another,

"Thank you, thank you, thank you."

"Mommy, what gift do you want for your birthday?" my girls asked. And honestly, I couldn’t think of anything.

I still have desires and wants, of course. But all I’ve really been feeling lately is an overflowing sense of gratitude.

When I begin to write in my journal, the first words are always,

"Thank you, thank you, thank you."

For friends and family. For my children and my husband. For good health and bountiful blessings.

For love.

For another year to create a passionate, prosperous and purposeful life.

And for all of you who have touched my life in one way or another,

"Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Almost there.

Almost there.