“Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart” - Confucius 🦅
Was nice to find a statue of Confucius in most schools I visited in China. Children/Youngsters do things from the heart until the world teaches them all about skepticism, self doubt, and cynicism.
In Hospitality too, being there wholeheartedly to serve is the key to excellence. 🗝
I’ll admit it, I was skeptic, SUPER skeptic. I’ve always had a judgemental and negative view of MLM companies, so when a number of friends recommended Beautycounter, I politely declined (and privately scoffed.) Why would I replace my cosmetic bags full of Laura Mercier, Nars, and Mac? My La Roche Posay, Avene, and Kiehl’s skincare products?
Then a friend from college, who I really respect and admire, started using them. She is a driven and knowledgeable physician’s assistant, an amazing mom, and a Cross Fit pro. Realizing that she used the products peaked my interest, so I reached out to her with a slew of questions.
Since having children, I am more passionate about shopping organic and non-gmo and reading labels on healthcare products, but other than reef-safe sunscreen, I never really thought about what chemicals I was putting on MY skin and thereby IN my body.
More and more studies from NIH and other organizations are demonstrating how daily exposure to chemical pollutants could adversely influence physiological processes and potentially cause diseases, including endometriosis. I am both an endometriosis sufferer and infertility warrior. So, I finally decided to give Beautycounter a try.
Now, I’m a 100% #swapitout#betterbeauty convert.
Beautycounter products are the same quality as luxury beauty brands sold at Nordstrom, AND they are #saferskin. It’s a win-win.
If you are curious and want to give them a try, reach out and drop me a line! I’d be happy to share with you my favorite products and maybe send you a few samples!
5 124 hours ago
“People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” ~ Simon Sinek
This quote.... <3 <3 <3 .
This is another post of the series #mystartupstory and it is about "my why". .
I work so that I can be creative doing something I love, and so that I can have a healthy work-life balance, and enjoy my free time with the people I love.
I decided to start my branding and design business because I want the freedom to work with people that help other people, and I want the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. (and be able to visit my family in Brasil more often! ;) )
This is my why.
What is YOUR why?
P.S. Just a little reminder: new website launches on 1st January 2019. Keep an eye on the Stories, as I'll be showing the amazing offers that are to come! 😉
Happy birthday Mum. I love you to the world and back. Thank you for allowing me to miss birthdays, graduations, religious holidays and family gatherings. I am grateful for you and I am the person I am because of you.
“You are worthy of wanting something more”
You would think by looking at this little girl that I would absolutely not want or need anything more, but there’s something I still have to show her.
I want to show her true happiness, self love, believing that anything she wants to do she can freakin do, and good health. I want her to live the best life possible and not let someone else bring her down.
Living my life to its full potential will only show her how to live hers. 😘
NSV: I walked around 5 miles today and honestly I would normally be sore, but guess what? My feet and legs don’t hurt. Building up that stamina!💪
0 67 hours ago
I've been working on this lately.
Sometimes social media becomes consuming especially when you're building a business. But then I remind myself that my motivation for all this is to stay home with this sweet, joyful boy and experience moments like these as a family. So for the last couple days I've kept social media to a minimum so that I could follow Mother Teresa's advice. .
And the result?
I felt fully present at our town's Christmas parade today and loved every moment of watching Henry. ❤
On the 4th day of Joymas, my true love gave to me..
Quality family time. Family is very important to me!! I want to set a good example for my kids. I want them to see their mom happy and remember as always smile or laughing. Hence why I have learned not to get made at them when I'm working out and they insist on doing it with me. ❤ I want them to know that moving your body and physical activity can be fun. ❤ I want them to know how good veggies are for you (vitamins, bowel helps, better memory, weight control ect).
❤ I want them to know that their is more to life.
❤ I want them to know I am doing everything I can stay home with them more.
1 37 hours ago
This tiny ballerina is my why everyday
I want my girls to be confident, healthy, love themselves and dream big
They are watching and learning from everything I do. So I had to make a point to change my mindset and go from stressed, overwhelmed, tired mom to loving, confident, “I’ve got this” mom.
You can do it too! Your kids need you to take care of yourself so you can be there for them!
I see you
I am you
I have your back
My world. My why. My inspiration
I know I fail... a lot, but when I look at these little cheese balls, I know I must be doing something right. These girls are the sweetest, kindest and most loving little human beings (I may be a little biased😂) It sure is crazy how much they can change in just a years time😥❤️
This girl right here is my WHY
WHY I work hard
WHY I strive to be the best version of myself
WHY I live a healthy lifestyle
The lists of WHYs could go on and on. None are easy. All are a daily choice. On the hard days, all I have to do is look at those beautiful blue eyes and it gets me through. She’s worth it and I’m worth it 💕👯♀️
I was "supposed" to run a couple miles today for my half marathon training. Life is crazy, I had an early morning train to hop on, and I just couldn't fit it in today.
Then, I really wanted to skip and just veg out tonight - it's been a long, stressful, and emotional week! But I chose not to skip.
I picked a 25-minute cardio workout and while I was shredding it in the living room, I realized something...🤔
I am not only working out because I made a personal goal of completing a half in 2019. I workout for those patients I have taken care of that couldn't workout. I did high knees tonight for all of those people currently sick and unable to do them. .
I did lunges and jump squats tonight for my family...so I can be a healthier daughter and a better wife...and so i am still able to run around with my future kids when that time comes. 🏃♀️
I am lucky 🙏 to have my health - its something that is so often taken for granted.
When your why is bigger than the immediate goal, it makes your commitment just that much stronger - and so much more important. .
So maybe it wasn't exactly to plan today...but Im SO happy I didn't give in tonight and so glad I pushed myself another day...for those who can't, for my family, and for our future. 🙌
My ❤️ explodes for these two beauties inside and out. I love you to the moon and back. You will always be my little girls no matter how big you get! 😘😘😘
8 9115 hours ago
My WHY for why I do Arbonne.
✨you start loving more of who you are becoming and less of those who don’t.
✨you start creating BIGGER dreams, and casting VISION over your life.
✨you start attracting the people in your life that are going towards the same purpose .
✨you start being in a community of women who EMPOWER you to rise above and beyond.
✨you start growing to be a better MOTHER, sister, daughter, friend to those around you.
✨you start making a difference in people’s lives because you have enough from your OVERFLOW to pour out.
✨you just START.
One day you realize what’s more important and what’s possible for your life. You STOP making excuses and START taking action.
“Don’t wish it was easy, wish you were BETTER.” -Jim Rohn