Off the boat and into Athens for quick stretch of the legs before the sunset show. The first thing I have noticed is how loud it is! The second is how warm it is! Country mouse is back in the big city 💙
Every night before bed, I test my blood-sugar level to make sure I’m not low, and then I set an alarm for 1am to wake up and check again. Why do I do this? Because I am a #type1diabetic and if my sugar level drops low in the night, I could die. I’m not being dramatic here, it’s a reality I live with. Our brains need sugar to function. So I wake up, and I use the opportunity to ‘check if the elves have gone to the North Pole to see Santa’ yet. 🎅🏻 . This has become a routine for me, and sometimes I feel tired of having to break up my sleep. Sometimes I need to eat in the night if my sugar level is dropping, which makes it hard to get back to sleep. But I’m not complaining right now, this is just what I need to do to live my life, and I’m actually just incredibly grateful to be alive!! 🙌 . There was a time in my life when I was bitter about diabetes. I didn’t want to think about it, and I certainly didn’t take care of myself the way I do now. 😢 In the diabetes community, we call this ‘Diabetes Burnout’ because at some point or another we all grow weary of the endless task of managing this disease. We grow tired of worrying that we could die in the night. 💔 . I have great compassion for anyone who experiences burnout, because I’ve been there, and it’s awful. But I also have some advice that has helped me, and it is this: Gratitude. . This life is a GIFT, whether you are a diabetic or not. You beat the odds and were born!!! You are a miracle!! When you become grateful for life, it is easier to do what is necessary to thrive, and live a happy, healthy life. ❤️ . Someone very dear to me in the diabetes community just lost a friend, who passed away in the night from a low sugar level. My heart breaks for her and the family of the person she lost. It scares me to hear these stories. But it also ignites in me a determination to continue to treasure every second of my life. Our time is limited, and I intend to make the most of
Life is ever-evolving. The person you are today, will transform tomorrow—creating new ideas, ridding itself of old mindsets and often changing for the better. Never judge someone for deciding that he or she wants to become a better person. We all change our minds sometimes. Never hold a person’s past against him (or her) when he (or she) decides to change. It has nothing to do with you. They’ve simply made a decision to become a better human being, and oftentimes that means cutting off toxic relationships and addictive behaviors. Become the strength he needs by allowing him the space to live better void of bitterness, guilt, and shame. Become the peace she seeks by understanding that she is simply tired and needs this space to evolve, to breathe, to process pain and to release all of her losses—there are many. Love all people at the level in which they are seeking their own evolution, as one day you too will need that same love and understanding. Move on from the loss and move in to your purpose. You do know that you have a purpose, right? 😉 #body&soul #letgo#moveon#evolution#liveintentionally#lovefearlessly 💕 TO BE CONTINUED... 2018 BOOK RELEASE — Body & Soul 🌹
#tbt to earlier this fall when I had the honor and privilege of speaking in front of an amazing group of entrepreneurs to share a little bit about what drives me and how belief in yourself is key to your success in all areas of life.
It's funny how much can change in almost an instant. I spent a good portion of the evening last night thinking about my life in the upcoming year and what I want to do, who I want to be, and how I want to live. 💯🙌 Big things are coming in January and you can be a part of it! I'll have details for you later today so stay tuned! #newyearbetterme#liveintentionally
Good morning @onepeloton ! Two new fun rides now On Demand! 6am 45 min Intervals and Arms. 7am 45 min 80s Ride. 🔥☃️ I came out of the studio to see a NYC wintry wonderland. I definitely wore the wrong shoes today. 😜 Stay warm out there. ❄️ _______________________________ Have you checked out the beautiful new gear from the Winter Boutique? 🙋🏽♀️ #ridepeloton#livelearnlovewell
We are barreling toward the end of 2017. I'm guessing some of you have been reflecting on the year - intentionally or unintentionally. But in this moment, stop and share: What you have learned about yourself this year? ••• I'll start. One thing (there were lots of lessons in '17!) I've learned is that I'm more capable and stronger than I know. There have been several times this year where I thought "I can't do this!" Or, "I'm about to lose my shit." But in every instance, I've dug a little deeper. Then deeper still. Or, I've leaned on people to help me do the digging. The point is, in every dark moment, I realized new depths of my strength and resilience to keep moving forward. Or to just keep moving period.
✨ GIVEAWAY! ✨ // Soo as I continued doing some of my own goal-setting prep for 2018, the idea dawned on me to share my love of Powersheets (an intentional goal planner) by awarding one lucky winner with a copy of their very own! . SO, I’m super excited to say, I’ll be giving away a "2018 Mini Powerpack" including: . (1) ONE copy of the 2018 Powersheets, by @cultivatewhatmatters - ($55 value) (2) TWO of my absolute favorite black gel pens by Muji (3) THREE of the always handy binder clips in classy gold (4) *an optional WEBSITE AUDIT by yours truly (for any fellow business owners/bloggers) ($130 value) . It’s a total value of almost $200 that one of you will win FO’ FREE. . TO ENTER: (1) Follow @kvhcreative on Instagram (if you’re not already) (2) Tag 2️⃣ goal-getting friends in the comments (3) Click the link in my profile to complete your entry by subscribing & becoming a kvh. Insider! 🌟 Must complete all 3 steps to win! 🌟 . ^You'll also gain access to more copywriting, content strategy & branding resources. Always bringing you only the good stuff, scout’s honor! 👊🏼 . GIVEAWAY RUNS FROM THURSDAY DECEMBER 13, 2017 THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 2017. // Winner will be announced by 12pm EST on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 via Instagram & email. ✨🎉 . GOOD LUCK, friends! xx
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas🎄❄️🎁Gifts are wrapped and under the tree, and today will be spent with my mom and sis baking Christmas cookies! Well this time of year so much! Trying to slow down and really enjoy the moments this holiday season before they fly by❤️️
I don’t know what this quote actually “means” but I like it...I like that when I read it, it gives me permission to not withhold. I like that I think of my hot hubby, who does this quote so well. he loves me fully in letting all of me be expressed. it’s been a whirlwind six days of laboring, birthing, starting life as a family of five with a heart baby in NICU, but in every step of it...the primal, calm, feisty, patient, emotional, steady, worried, relaxed, prayerful and fearful, he has loved me so very well. he has let all my wild out and given it a giant “I love you, you’re doing good. he’s doing good. it’s gonna be ok.” he infuses laughter and whit effortless into stressful moments. he is kind, when I am kinda not. he reminds me to pray when my nerves are wound up. he takes all my wild and supports it so well...”what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!” I’m not bragging, I’m just grateful. and also saying being a woman is good, in all it’s emoting, it’s real good. #getaftergrateful