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This week is coming to a close. We had some fun moments. Laughing, listening. Being. .  We had some tough moments. The kind when you wonder if you are "doing it right" and "whose kid is this". And then it's as if nothing happened the next morning. .  My boys both got operated on with great results. And I am feeling like I kicked some writing butt. .  Little girl will be 5 in less than two weeks and party planning is about to take up my brain space again. .  On the blog, Self Creation by Avoidance of Who You Think You'll Become. Or is that just me? Link in my profile to my surprisingly inciteful blog at Shalavee.com . .  #taleswithfriends #mywisdomlessons #interiors #ecclectic #embracingaslowerlife #everydaymagic  #disgustinglycute #fionamariepeach #daddydaughtermoments #gingershavemorefun
Another day editing, writing, and progressing.  I wrote about Fear. I wrote about wholeheartedness. I wrote about process. .  Now I've got to get ready to take my small one to her ballet class. We are trying on costumes to see what fits us. .  #taleswithfriends #mywisdomlessons #interiors #ecclectic #embracingaslowerlife #everydaymagic #exploretocreate #feelfreefeed #flashesofdelight #everythingissacred #nothingisordinary #thehappynow #liveunscripted #pursuepretty #searchwandercollect #seekthesimplicity #thatsdarling #theslowdowncollective
Oh glorious time at home alone! .  This is self-care for me. I'm expanding into the minutes of thought and Creativity. .  On the blog today, a few choice thoughts on how self-care can look like chats worth friends or smelly candles, but it can look like getting things off your mind that are bugging lyour. Attending to the neglected pile in the corner of your soul.Link to Shalavee.com in my profile. .  I am coming back from my busy month bogged down withevent planning and sickness.. And a few Fear spells. Am beginning to open my windows and my mind to my own joys and possibilities. Oh there I am! .  #taleswithfriends #mywisdomlessons #interiors #ecclectic #embracingaslowerlife #everydaymagic #exploretocreate #feelfreefeed #flashesofdelight #everythingissacred #nothingisordinary #thehappynow #liveunscripted #pursuepretty #searchwandercollect #seekthesimplicity #thatsdarling #theslowdowncollective
A blog post out of the air yesterday on how we as women are doing ourselves harm without help. An excerpt I kinda dig follows. Find a link to my blog, Shalavee.com, in my profile and look for Apples vs. Oranges : My Worth as a Mother and a Woman . "I fear that we’ve accepted and embodied all the perfectionistic self-hate causing crap from Suburban Disney subplots that we are now our own perfect persecutors and jailers. Who needs to keep the woman down when she does such a good job of it herself? Add some extra nasty anger/shame/guilt wars between working and staying home Moms and sit back and watch the fairer females make jackasses of themselves depleting their and their daughter’s power all for the prize of pretty, wealthy, and skinny." .  #feminism #modernwomen #fionamariepeach #taleswithfriends #bloggers #ontheblog #selfleadership #liveauthentic #writerofig #empowerment #perspective #liveonpyrpose #personaldevelopment #emotionalmaturity #mywisdomlessons
Restored.  A week of recuperating from my auction craziness with a sick child had a happy ending. We gathered yesterday for our monthly Mindful Meet-up. An affirmation that we are all valuable and necessary to one another. Picking up stories and hearing the next ones as they unfold. .  Our theme was love and vulnerability.  Exposing our fears and reassuring ourselves that we will be here, meet again, and will have progressed. And if life gets tough, there's a group of women who have my back and who are only a text away. . "When you show others your vulnerability, your flaws, and/or your ugliness, it helps. It heals." Thanks @nursecoach_shantel for hosting!  Love to you @warriormiss @karen.phebus @annielivingstone .  #meetup #gathering #taleswithfriends #beherenow #liveauthentic #community ##alifeofintention #theartofslowliving #bedeeplyrooted #bepresent #collectivelycreate #cultivatewhatmatters #embracingaslowerlife #everydaymagic #exploretocreate #feelfreefeed #flashesofdelight #everythingissacred #mywisdomlessons
It's nice to have this picture to remember my daughter is sweet and we love her. And I don't take a bad picture with make-up on. .  She's at school  but I'm still recuperating from her illness. The first day home, she was cute. She says "Mommy, we'll have girl time together." You better hope you had a solid good time that day. Because after that, the ride gets rough. .  Every day afterwards is a slide into a hell without borders. It's not personal, I'm just being tested to prove I'm in charge of the situation. But when I have need to swat this sweetness on the butt and issue multiple time-outs, the ride's done already got bumpy. .  Today is my last day alone before a three day weekend with her. I'm texting all the parents tonight to see if there's a playdate possibility. . 🌴🌸🌴Have A Great Weekend!🌴🌸🌴 Post of my Havana Event on the blog! Link in my profile to the rest of the pictures. . . UPDATE: As of 1:30… she had a fever at school and I dosed her as I put her in the car and brought her home. So she's got another 3 day weekend to recuperate. The beatings will continue until morale improves (Monty Python). #taleswithfriends #tinytinymoments @Michelle_GD #fionamariepeach #selfie #creativemamas #mywisdomlessons #blogger #writersofig #beherenow #liveauthentic #createeveryday #parenthoodisrelentless #gingershavemorefun #mamadaughtermoment
Today I talk about brain renovations on my blog. How exhausting it is to worry everyday all day about how I'm doing it wrong. I shifted and now I am here in my now. How? Link in my profile to Shalavee.com .. .  Sharing my Valentine's flower wealth with Fiona's teachers today. She went back to school and I'm so grateful to know they love on her and make her feel like she belongs there. . ❤❤HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!❤❤ .  Lovin' on me and my world today. Gratitude for the recent successes and ease. Thank you too for being here for me❗💖❗💖❗💖❗ .  #taleswithfriends #community #gratitude #friendship #liveauthentic #savouringhappiness #ontheblog #igflorals #yellowroses #mywisdomlessons #creativemamas #alifeofintention #theartofslowliving #bedeeplyrooted #bepresent #collectivelycreate #cultivatewhatmatters #embracingaslowerlife #everydaymagic #exploretocreate #feelfreefeed #flashesofdelight #everythingissacred #nothingisordinary #thehappynow
Three ingredients for  a good life. 1.learning 2.Earning 3.Yearning. #mywisdomlessons #sunnyday #blessed me
Woke up today with a belly ache, just laying here hoping I don't heave my applesauce when I go to take a shower. Doesn't it figure, first day at home alone in a week and this. .  Fiona was sick last Sunday with the barf ups and the bad poopies. And it was a long week as I faced my fear to get her the flu shot on Wednesday. .  My blog post today is about Fear. Ever-present omnipotent fear. I own a couple of bad choices I've made out of fear, that flu shot being one, and divulge how you can get through your mess made. Link in my profile to my blog at Shalavee.com and my piece titled Fear Makes it Worse. .  #sickday #ontheblog #mywisdomlessons #taleswithfriends #writersofig #fear #selfdiscovery #storyofmyday
"I can not force change on others. I can only invite them to grow with me." From @iamhertribe , bookmarked because, Truth.  I followed a rabbit down a twitter hole yesterday and found Paul Jarvis @pjrvs . His brilliant matter of fact article declared that thought leaders only need to declare their thoughts fact and then, poof, they're thought leaders, especially when backed by branding strategies and sales funnels and catchy memes. WOW. I agreed yet I want to know that it's possible to have integrity online. Because I am here, I have integrity, and I want nothing more than to provide hope to people. I care nothing for money or speaking engagements. They'd be cool enough to have but my primary focus to to be clear and to make a difference to one person. Live your life by your own rules always. .  So I am off for a walk to consider what this means to me and the next steps that I would and will take. Remembering, it always must be for me first, the fulfillment of my joyful intention to connect and create with like-minded people. And holding tight to my grounding word TRUST. .  #martinakstatepark #mywisdomlessons #taleswithfriends #soul_selfie #fionamariepeach #selfdevelopment #selftrust #thoughtleadership #selfleadership #beherenow #calmversation #liveauthentic #unique #greatoutdoors bepresent
#soft #violet for #savouringjanuary2018 and GentleJanuary2018 .  Baby Fiona at 7 months with her violet butterfly blanket. I used to put her to bed on top of it and she remembers that. The blanket is in her bed today 4 years later. It isn't "the" blanket but still gives comfort. .  She was sick this weekend. Me too but not as bad. Mothering always takes precedence. Always. Takes all your plans and gently puts them aside until everything settles again. Because you can have your life and our life, just not always at the same time. .  Conversely, just because you have littles, this does not mean you can't do anything for yourself. Ignoring your needs will only show them how when they grow up, they should deny their own needs too. .  #mywisdomlessons #soul_selfie #taleswithfriends #shalavee #bepresent #liveauthentic #fionamariepeach #i tuitive #writersofig
In my hand and #grateful for #savouringjanuary2018 and ##gentlejanuary2018 .  Well yes that's a phone in my hand taking my selfie. And yes, that's my new coat! I headed into Target for a birthday party present and this caught my eye. I look chic ne c'est pas? .  It's intermittently cold these days and I have been feeling dumpy ergo snazzy coat! Grateful for the $10 coupon in my wallet and for being able to spend the other $30 without worrying about what bill won't get paid. Because there was a time not so long ago when I didn't feel secure. We just didn't have enough. .  On Shalavee.com, a post on how We All Feel This Way. After I expressed my reticence about claiming to know stuff when I'm still a work in progress, my friend told me that we all feel this way. We all feel doubt about our validity. And this struck me as such a profound truth, I thought I should share my thoughts in case you needed the reassurance too! .  Link to my blog in my profile and the piece called We All Feel This Way. .  #selfie #newcoat #thisiswhat51lookslike #taleswithfriends #mywisdomlessons #interiors #throughthelookingglass #ontheblog #theartofslowliving #beherenow
Mirror and Be for #gentlejanuary2018 and #savouringjanuary2018 . "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air  I never thought I could be so free-ee-ee  Flying away on a wing and a prayer,  Who could it be?  Believe it or not, it's just me." .  The lyrics to a show from my childhood called the Greatest American Hero. I adored the show and the song. I always endeavor to be my own hero. What can I do to make me proud of me? I write! But the mirror is here... . "Through the relationships and community I have developed online through this blogging journey, I gave myself my next image reflection. I saw my beauty not my broken. And the invisible me began to appear in my self-mirror." .  Words for a piece I'm writing for a fellow blogger who I met here online. An opportunity to sew together my story of healing. And today ON THE BLOG, a insightful look at how I seem to have shifted from I Can't to I Can. You will find something of interest in this piece I am certain. .  Link is in my bio to the piece titled My Recent Shift from I Can't to I Can at Shalavee.com. .  #mywisdomlessons #community #calmversation #beherenow #taleswithfriends #soul_selfie #selfleadership #emotionalmaturity #selfie #writersofig #hero #ontheblog
#believe and #move for #savouringjanuary2018 and #gentlejanuary2018 . . .  I believe that what I believe  Will move me on.  And what I don't believe  Will keep me here. . . .  This amazing calendar arrived right before Christmas filled with the art of my very talented IG friend Christel Schönemann @crushed_ini .  Because I believe in her too. .  #taleswithfriends #mywisdomlessons #liveauthentically #selfleadership #leadership #friendship #selfdevelopment #emotionalmaturity  #perspective #liveonpurpose #selfawareness #personalgrowth #mindfulness  #personaldevelopment #emotionalintelligence #qrowthmindset #movingforward #alifeofintention #ofquietmoments #creativemamas
#ilove #comfort food for #savouringjanuary2018 and #gentlejanuary2018 .  I had a final appointment to conclude my sinus surgery progress. The hour long journey takes me over the Chesapeake Bay bridge and right past the Life Pho Vietnamese restaurant in Pasadena, Maryland. Phone is comfort food. A big bowl of rich broth with crunchy and spicy and chewy stuff going on. Delicious and special. .  Yesterday, I was alone without my children for the first time in ten days perhaps. I went grocery shopping and exercised and then whipped up two blog posts. Because it was my recent IG posts that we're proof I'm still writing even when I'm not. So I polished and posted those posts on Shalavee.com. Link in my profile. .  #pho #vietnamesefood #lifepho #comfortfood #blogger #selfleadership #liveauthentic #creativemamas #livecreatively #createeveryday #taleswithfriends #slowliving #mindfulliving #beherenow #mywisdomlessons
#iam for #gentlejanuary2018 .  I am recreating my life, our life, our traditions as we go. I am the driver, the mother, the maker of memories. The scene setter, the festivities maker. .  Fiona and I were grocery shopping yesterday and I told her to pick out a desert mix for us to make. She chose this mini chocolate cake. And when it came time to eat it, I said, "Let's put candles on it for the new year's Birthday !" We all sung happy birthday to the new year and blew out the candles together! What fun. .  I am the creator of memories and traditions. It is a sacred duty. And when I trust myself, life's just more fun. The little animal candle holders were a gift from my sister. So she was with us too @drumsinger . #happynewyear #taleswithfriends #letthemeatcake #mywisdomlessons #createeveryday #creativemamas #liveauthentic #selfdiscovery #writersofig #collectivelycreate #cultivatewhatmatters #embracingaslowerlife #everydaymagic
#myeyes for #decemberreflections2017 .  I see everything all the time. I see the lacy outlines of the winter trees against the pastel skies. I see the used condom on the sidewalk. I see the places my soul stumbles and the triumphs in the everyday chores. I see the pain, the denial, the doubt, the fear, and the humanity oozing from the pictures and words of my fellow Instagrammers.  I see you and me and we are all the same lovelies. .  I speak about my descent from the Christmas production on the blog today. I returned to myself and was happy for what I found. Link to Shalavee.com in my bio. .  #taleswithfriends #selfie #rageagainstthedyingofthelight ##eyes #mywisdomlessons #writersofinstagram #ontheblog #liveauthentically #leadership #selfdevelopment #intellectualmaturity #personalgrowth #creativemamas
My Wish for 2018 for #decemberreflections2017 .  What I wish for myself, I'd wish for everyone.  Perspective......Safety.....Joy...... Inspiration.....Value.....Chances...... Strength.....Hope...... Comfort.  To live within my creative zone often enough to keep me joyful, true to myself, and to be able to appreciate this action and the interaction with my fellow people that I know the truth of me.  That's Success. .  #liveauthentically #florals #wishes #mywisdomlessons #soul_selfie #taleswithfriends #createeveryday #ourcreativeselves #perspective #liveonpurpose #selfawareness #personalgrowth #mindfulness #selfleadership #emotionalmaturity  Fading Christmas centerpiece by me. Cedar, seeded euchaliptus, red roses, burgundy hypericum berries, and white and green mum's. The sunlight entered our house again today.
It's not a secret that my daughter is cute. It's not a secret that we have homeless people in America . But somehow, I only just discovered we have a shelter for the homeless here in our county. .  So my cute elfin daughter went through and let go of some her toys and we found the house and we carried the toys in with help from the nice lady there. There are 20 some children in residence there. Hope and haven are in the name. .  Giving is a Christmas gift we give ourselves. But Waiting for Christmas is very difficult at 4. No secret there either. .  #fionamariepeach #elf #giving #mywisdomlessons #taleswithfriends #herheadisgoingtoexplode #santabetterhurryup
"This year was" for #decemberreflections .  Again, leave it to Susannah Conway to ask the question I had yet to consider.  This year was both liberating and sobering.  Fiona was more independent and I lucked out when she got to go to school. All this enabled me to work on my own writing and thinking and I've come out respecting my talents and abilities and purpose more than ever. .  However, this was also the year I committed to taking the next steps in self care which included deep injections in my joints and sinus surgery. These were the next steps in pain management and infection prevention. What ensued was a long long path to a place where I'm still not completely well. .  I learned, Expectations will bite you in the bum. And we are also more capable than we imagine. .  #ilearned #mywisdomlessons #soul_selfie #emotionalmaturity #selfdiscovery #selfdevelopment #taleswithfriends #slowliving #createeveryday #creativemamas

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