We had so much fun visiting the ducks at the lake by Daddy’s work today! We enjoyed the sunshine ☀️ and warm breeze! . . One of the biggest reasons that I put fitness and health first in my life is so that I can be an active and involved mom... so that I don’t have to watch from the sidelines as she lives her life... so that I can be running right beside her 💕
I’m so proud of her! She set out to pierce her ears and even after people tried to scare her out of it and having her own doubts after seeing her bestie get hers pierced, she stayed determined and followed through! I’m so proud!!! #dreaorion#earpiercing#overcomingfear#determined
It's a rude awakening out there for a lot of people. Statistics show anxiety and depression are higher than ever & continuing to increase. What is going on? I've talked about several reasons why before but one for sure---our cultural belief that things should be easy, simple, and accessible now! The actions and virtues of hard work, discipline, structure, and learning outside of strengths seems foreign. Facing adversity and challenge are the best things but now often frowned upon. Avoiding and protecting seems more the norm. Guess what avoiding does? Yep, increases fear and an inability to cope. Parents, coaches, teachers, we must change this. We must shift to a culture that acts courageous and #honorthestruggle !! We must not protect our kids from pain, hardship, and difficulties but allows them to develop the skill of overcoming! (I'm not talking about abusive stuff here). Sports, I think, is an incredible way to learn these character qualities-- resilience, team work, sacrifice, hard work, experiencing pain and learning you can handle it, experiencing doubt and fear and overcoming it with skill progression and listening to and applying knowledge... and so much more!! Strength indeed comes from accomplishing something you once thought you couldn't do-- however messy or imperfect!