Just a friendly reminder that there is only 1 of you. (Yes YOU!) Nobody can be the best you that you can be. You have special gifts to share with the world. The world wants those gifts! You living your best self creates our best world. ❤🌍
Our stores will be closed Friday, January 20th. Our team will instead be volunteering at Urban Ministries of Durham to help our neighbors in need. We ask that you join us by participating in V&V's winter coat drive for UMD. For details, read more on the Journal http://www.vertandvogue.com/blogs/the-journal/umd. #UMD#CoatDrive
After getting to visit and stay (and eat!) at two local farms on the island, I am once again blown away by friends living and working with the earth. I've been to four farms this year in different parts of the country and have been immediately inspired and humbled by the magnitude of this work. The ebb and flow of what farmers manage is beyond me at this moment but is something I deeply want to learn and understand. Every person I know that does this work is incredibly connected to this planet but even more so to themselves. They are humble. They are understanding. They are firm yet soft. They have to move with the seasons. They have to allow things to happen that are out of their control and then figure out the next step of the process to make it work. Once again I am moved and grateful for friends opening up their space and allowing me to take a glimpse inside of their world. Laulima Farms sits on the south side of the island and is truly a magical place. From their structures and buildings to their garden and crops and animals to the beautiful trails to walk the land, the energy that exists here is powerful. The thing I notice the most about my friends that do this work is that, for the most part, they have less stress than most. They are open to change and constantly learning. The best part, they are happy. Makes sense. To all my farming friends, thank you for what you do. #maui#farming#agriculture#earth#connection
The confirmation hearing of Betsy DeVos, potential Secretary of Education, was troubling to watch. However, I watched all 3 hours of it. I am left feeling deeply concerned about her possible selection. If you are an educator and/or parent or anybody who is invested in Education and our Nation's children, I urge you to watch. There we too many things that came from this hearing that were difficult to hear. As someone who takes the state Education extremely seriously, I am literally flabbergasted. Bernie Sanders asked the million dollar question: “Do you think that if your family had not made hundreds of thousands of dollars in contributions to the Republican Party that you would be sitting here today?” #Staywoke#IamMoreQualified
Junior League members often begin as strangers but overtime become each other's best friends, mentors, confidants, career connectors and more. Joining the League means a connection to a group of women interested in your success and well-being. Join us tomorrow at The Glass Monkey at 7pm to get connected. We can't wait to meet you. #yegvolunteer#yegevents#volunteer#membership#connection#jlyeg
I can find myself getting caught up in the turmoil and the many causes that there are to fight. I can feel myself getting sad and mad. Like enraged, kind of mad... that all of these injustices are STILL going on. How can this be happening. Haven't we learned. How longs it going to take. Do others feel the hurt in their heart. Do those that are working only for profit. And f^#* the people that get in the way. Do they ever cry. What about. Oh, how my mind can start swirling... Does yours ever do this?! And then, I come back. I come back to nature. Back to the path. Back to love. Back to my mission in this life. Back to what I stand for - love, peace, integrity, justice, honesty and some more love!!! But I do allow myself to get mad also. If I didn't, then I'd be at war with myself. Telling myself, 'oh, you shouldn't feel like that.' Well, I am, I was, and I did! And then it passes. It's ok to feel your feelings. It's an act of internal war to not. To change without, we must change within. The path Is THE way! As the inauguration keeps getting closer, I can feel my fierce love getting fiercer! And my tender love getting a little more tender. #selflove#selfcare#selfresponsibility#responsibility#bethechange#journey#loveroflife#leadership#peace#love#truthteller#values#takeastand#togetherwecan#makeadifference#naturelover#consciousness#connection#community#humility#itsallaboutthejourney
Change the way you look at things and trust. Trust the universe. Trust divine timing. Trust yourself. Everything that happens is for your greater good. For your growth. For an expansion in your consciousness. . . . This page has been an idea that came to me this past year after living and working at a consciously evolved community space in Cusco, Peru. A life changing experience that brought forth a passion to connect communities across the globe. Lighthouses I am calling them. Places to heal, connect, grow. To share ideas. To put forth a foundation to help build a new earth, for the old structures and systems no longer work. In order to heal and change the earth, we must heal and change ourselves. I invite you to join in conversation. To share ideas. To submit community spaces that deserve a spotlight in the work they do. Now is the time, I am trusting the universe.
Shakti-Shiva, the Divine Balance within ourselves. How do we express that, how many times do we recognize our imbalances and find our way back; and how quickly can we feel it in our breath. That's the intention.. swift, intuitive discernment. I'm hosting a few epic workshops the weekend of January 28th @thepadstudios aimed to encourage our resonance to stay high. How do we "do" that in times of flux and discomfort? There are many ways ... choose one. These workshops happen the day after the New Moon Aquarius ... funny how that happens. That same day Jupiter opposes Uranus, Mars conjuncts Venus and Chiron, and Pluto conjuncts Mercury. There's a lot happening this month, this Moon, this life. Best to have your Earth suit as aligned as possible. 60 minute yoga class included in each workshop! Saturday 1/28 Essential Oils Basics & Rituals for Self Care and Alignment Sunday 1/29 Astrology and Yoga & Embody the Goddess Yeah, we got this. Register here http://danadamara.com/mystical-rituals .... I run your chart and you get free essential oils!!! #yogainspiration#yoga#love#mystic#magic#plantmedicine#tribe#yogaeverydamnday#goddess#embodytruth#rituals#connection
Things aren't always as what it seems ☘ . The photo was shot at the pasar pagi outside my house. As a Malaysian, I believe many of us have little to no trust towards foreigners that work in our country — The Bangladeshi. One thing I believe in though, is that they aren't as scary as what rumors tend to say, "they steal, rape, kidnap etc" One thing is they receive education just like us. And by education I don't just mean school, I mean learning through experience, how things work, how we humans connect. It doesn't mean that if they're not from this country then they're our enemies. It doesn't mean that if they're different from us surely they'll do worse things than us. Skin colour doesn't define us. Nationality doesn't define us. Our values do. I've met many of the Bangladeshis and they can be nice people, if only you show trust towards them. We are all the same, as I believe all humans have that piece of trinket in our soul that makes us human.
(subject; Freedom and Thanks) Written in 2015/Shasta Trinity forest 2016 We fell to our knees Life flashing before our eyes I'm sure he dreamt just as I Him bounded by chains and I bounded by thoughts Not all hope is lost No not at all It's because of those "falls" we have an acute understanding to appreciating it all Yes it all All the soul tugging, heart wrenching deaths and rebirths of ourselves and others The misunderstandings and crude realities of our lives and again our dear others Our dreams were birthed when we jumped, leaped, running, resting, seeing freely without and within Souls howls put into motion Let me assure you the universe gave the sweetest notions This is just what was manifested many many moons ago, years before today A wolf, a woman and wilderness stretching bay to bay Where I met you, all of you Do you understand? My cherished breath exhales a thank you Yes to you A wisdom growing as majestic as a mountain but slowly yet beautifully it crumbles apart I've heard we've all got the same aching holes in our hearts Every moment feeling familiar A waking life and patterns that resonate! An existence of my very own! That has connected with you! Not all can see or understand just a few, who I'm blessed to have run with If only it be for a little while but I promise I can remember your laugh, your smile. Yes yours As above so below Life's wondrous arts keeps us on our toes. Stay on your toes! Up life's mountains we go! Let's go my loves let's just go! -Faith SG #writing#expression#freedom#thanks#love#poetry#universal#connection#existance#patterns#fsg#LoboTitan#wolf#trinity#shastatrinitynationalforest#trinityalps#california#hike#travel
This is what I crave for 2017. No, it’s not the movie worthy beauty of the couple in this image, it’s the beauty of their connection. The genuine smiles on their faces. The way you can almost hear the laughter between them. How you can tell, just by glancing at this image, that their love is as easy as the joy between them. That you know, just by a look, that this man truly adores this women and she is a women secure and free because of it. Bring on the home sessions 2017. Bring on the couples who will invite me in and allow me to capture them in their element. In the comfort of the building they have made a home.
Last week I was having a rough time coming to terms with the fact that my social circle has decreased alot over the course of my life. I was discouraged with myself for not putting in the effort to see and talk to people that I used to. To put it plainly I felt like an introverted loser. 😅 Since school started again I felt that I was in a slump. I was continuing on in the same program I've been in for the last three and a half years (loved it but can I be done now??) the winter blues were hitting, struggling with money in the hunt for a part time job that I was going to juggle with a full class load and a work placement. Joy. Then yesterday I got hit in the face with reality. HELLO, HI YOU ARE SO DAMN LUCKY. I met with my work placement mentor who I will be shadowing at a Naturopathic medicine clinic. Oh hey my dreams hitting me in the face! Realizing this program that I've been in for what feels like a life time is a necessary stepping stone that I should be so grateful for because it's taking me in the direction of my life goals. I Felt a CONNECTION to this conversation about my future because the person I was talking to once had the same goals as me. I realized that my circle has gotten smaller because everyone in it now are people that I have that same feeling of CONNECTION with. My boyfriend is my bestfriend,my mom is my bestfriend, my whole family is. My brothers girlfriend is my bestfriend. Someone who I literally see once a year is my best friend. Someone who all we do is go outside and drink caffeine together is my bestfriend. Someone who I used to live with but hardly see anyone is my bestfriend. Needless to say my circle is really freakin random. But I have a deep unconditional CONNECTION with these people and because of that I realized it's okay to focus on those people that make your life this endless worth while conversation. Be in tune to these people, dreams, interests, conversations etc. That you feel CONNECTED to. Theres a million different kinds of connection but there's no better feeling in the world. It takes very very few of these things to make your life feel incredibly full. I am so lucky. ❤️ #behuman#behumanmeans#connection