Someone slept in until 10:30 this morning and has been in an incandescent mood since. Now that’s what I call Friday. 🙌🏻 #thestoryofclaire
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Friday’s are my Sabbath.
My time to press reset after a long week.
My time to intentionally slow down even though I am always go,go,go.
How do you slow down and take care of yourself?
#sabbath #selfcare #presentoverperfect #fitpastor #edwarrior #runnerswhoread #youngpastor #toughweek #believeinyourself
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How many times do we try to clean ourselves up before going to God? How often do we feel that we have to be put together for Him to receive us?
I imagine it’s like when we are planning for company .. you know the rush .. when you are running around the house throwing stuff in this closet , shoving dishes in the dishwasher , closing doors to rooms you don’t even want to attempt to clean ... and THEY SHOW UP! Right in the middle of your rush .. and so you call out “just a minute” as you try to adjust yourself to hide the fact that you have just spent the last moments frantically trying to put on a facade .. only to hear them say , “you didn’t have to clean up for me...”
Too often we try to create the best scenario and the best scenery for approaching Jesus & He is just standing .. knocking at the door of our hearts like , “will ya just let me in?”
Friend , what are you trying to fix before approaching the ultimate fixer? What are you trying to perfect before being presented to perfection? What mess are you hiding in attempts of offering a better message? Whatever it is. Just stop. LET HIM IN! Allow Him to meet you right where you are ... chances are you will end up doing less work and achieving more if you just let Him in ... & allow Him to do what He does best!
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Today the "used to be me" would have excused myself out of my Friday Morning Ladies Bible Study. - I'm behind on my work from a day off with my hubby yesterday. - Which turned into a much later than normal night which means feelings of tiredness.
- Not to mention I didn't get my workout in this morning ;0/ which always makes me feel both extra behind and even more tired. - Plus I knew my bestie wouldn't be there because she has been dealing with sick kiddos all week! : (
BUT I ALSO KNOW how my excuses work. One leads to another and then another. And before you know it....
I'm forsaking the BETTER THINGS to get more work done!
I might be "behind" but I refuse to allow Satan to deceive me into thinking my busyness and exhaustion can be fixed by rushing around even more frantically trying to get it ALL DONE or "catch up" whatever that even means. Viewing that as some badge of honor rather as the flaming darts and hateful lies they really are.... Getting my work done and exercising are important. But I must acknowledged the idol of productivity in my life.
So this morning against every fiber in my being I sat STILL in my car and waited for Bible Study time. Then I drove there and enjoyed an absolutely lovely morning with many of my other dear friends. Some I know better than others but ALL in my life for a reason, all pointing me back to Jesus ALL reminders to me that this time around the table, around Gods word is VITAL FOR LIFE!
If I forsake up there, to DO more somewhere else
I continue this crazy cycle of DO MORE everywhere.
And this year I have said LESS IS MORE.
Yes, there are days to work.
But, Jesus already conquered.
Because He conquered, I can conquer!
I must conquer!!!! - Not to do more but to BE MORE LIKE JESUS.
Fighting sin, for me, is fighting the urges to work harder, do more and make up for lost time. Sometimes time is lost for a reason and that okay. Sometimes you can't make it up. Sometimes your not meant to.
Sometimes Present is BETTER than Perfect
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Is there anything better than a sleepy baby that loves to snuggle? The answer is no. Oh sweet, Bree. I love you so.
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At Dancing Mule Coffee Company
Mom. It’s because of you that I know what patience is. Strength and selflessness too. You are my greatest example of love and I want you to know that I am truly, so grateful for you.
Happy birthday 💛
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Nourishment: The movement. The atmosphere. The music.👈🏼 this is Ani Choyong Drolma. A Buddhist nun from Nepal and this is a mantra of compassion. The belief is that this mantra has a very strong ability to bless us with compassionate qualities to heal oneself and others. 💫 I feel it. Do you?
#100daysofdance #day44 #compassion .
♻️ 👙 @shapesinthesandswim
Thanks @__fallywho__ for the 🎶 suggestion. 💕
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At Nuevo Vallarta - Pacific Riviera
Get out of your own damn way!
The moment you realize the only thing standing between you and your dreams is your own BS story you keep telling yourself, is the day you begin the work it takes to achieve greatness!
Who is stepping out in faith with me today?
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| chapter 27 |
what a journey 26 was. what a confusing, gut wrenching, gloriously real chapter. filled to the brim with curiosity, wonder, bravery, tears, laughter, pain, joy.. i moved away from the only home i have truly known, experienced a new state, new way of life. i moved somewhere where i did not know anyone, living alone in a bigger city.
my experiences during 26 were both amazing and depressing. so many phenomenal moments graced me with their presence and still, so many heartbreaking moments fleeted by as well.
this life of ours is a short one. somehow, we were all granted this one time only, amazing + bewildering chance to live. to laugh. to cry. to yell. to love.
maybe the point of this chance we were so graciously given, isn’t to prove our self worth. maybe it was created by some other force to also present us with the opportunity to just EXPERIENCE.
to feel. all of the feels. if you take a second to truly think about all that you and i have been through and will continue to endure, isn’t all of it truly beautiful? even the pain. how amazing is it that we GET to live this life?
we get the chance to walk this earth, to interact with other humans, animals, places, things. we get to create. we get to connect. we get to make a difference, whether that might be big or small.
why waste this chance with self doubt? why waste your ONE chance hating? why bother worrying about things you cannot alter? why waste this precious time on people who choose not to make you a priority in their one chance?
my mediocre advice? turn the page. write your story, but make that story something of true value. none of us can really choose the ending to our novel. however, every single one of us can choose which path to take along the way.
make it a good one.
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“No matter your position, circumstances, or opportunities in life, YOU always have the freedom of mind to CHOOSE how you experience , interpret , and , ultimately , shape your world! .
At the end of my life, if I have the chance to think about it, I will wonder if I lived a good life. A few questions I like to answer at the end of the day is “ Did I LOVE today?” “Did I LIVE today? “ “Did I MATTER today?” By doing this I try my best to live each and every day with INTENTIONALITY. What will your questions be so you can live each day with intention?? Post below !💕🤷🏻♀️ .
#joyfulmama #unitedmotherhood #motherhoodraising #stopdropandmom #ohheymama #presentoverperfect #justmomlife #boymomlife #adventureon #momminainteasy #hawaiilife #oahuhawaii #hawaiiliving #choosehappiness #happylifestyle #dailymotherhood #momliferocks #momofone #hawaiistagram #hawaiisunset #embracelife #jumpforjoy #thankfulheart #liveinthemoments #positivemindset #onlinefitness
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This is about to be one longggg post...after some time, a lot of thinking 💭🤔 & even trying to create another Instagram account (because I was too scared to use my personal and people judge me), I am going to be taking this main account to the next level with a goal I have in mind. A goal I've had for some time but have not verbalized nor committed to it out of fear. I've been listing to two podcasts lately @bucciradio & @em_dunc that have 100% ignited my fire, my passion for human connection, helping people and working towards leaving this earth a better place than I've found it. I've come from a place of brokenness, I've come from past of unhealthy relationships, I've had disordered eating habits, I've eaten too little, binge ate, worked out the second I got done eating in fear of gaining weight, I've told myself I'm not good enough, not worthy of love or worthy of a life I deserve and I've been embarrassed at who I was becoming from all of these things. I told myself all of these things were true & it manifested to where I believed them. What you magnify multiples. I believe this 100%, these thoughts cause anxiety and depression resulting in even more weight gain or little desire to do the things I love.
I've come to a point in my life where I find gratitude in these struggles, I find passion to impact others with the mentality I'm beginning to create for myself. I'm going to be taking myself (and I hope you continue to follow) on a journey of creating my best self #FromTheInsideOut rebuilding my infrastructure, becoming more in tune with my intuition, believing that I can be and do whatever I want and live the life I always imagined while impacting other people's lives. I'll be using the hashtag #FromTheInsideOut, coming from one of my favorite Christian songs by Hillsong that says "from the inside out, Lord my soul cries out." This is me crying out to God for what I know he has in store for me and no longer being afraid to go after it. I will be bettering myself from the inside out, focusing on who I am to the core without any outside judgment, finding that person and becoming her. *CONTINUED IN COMMENTS*
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At Belmar, New Jersey
So these are definitely going to take getting used to! 😳😂
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Getting to see your friends become mamas is just the best. I finally got to meet this little cuddle bug today! She loved me so much she cried when she left 😉💁🏼
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At Dancing Mule Coffee Company
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The best outfit to date. This sweet girl. Anyone who knows you should feel so fortunate, as you truly are a brilliant being. And, of course, that precious little sidekick of hers. 💚 •
#momoftwo #threenager #thehappynow #our_everyday_moments #themotherhoodcorner #myhonestmotherhood #motherhoodsimplified #posttheordinary #parenthood_unveiled #darlingdaily #theartofslowliving #watchthemgrow #inbeautyandchaos #choosehappy #holdyourmoments #letthekids #explore #lifewellcaptured #teammotherly #worldoflittles #outdoorfamilies #candidchildhood #honestmotherhood #holdyourmoments #bornwildchild #littlefierceones #postthepeople #presentoverperfect #onetofollow #borntobeadventurous
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As the old saying goes actions speak louder than words!!! This applies to ANY facet of life whether it be business relationship or parenting
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Maybe it looks like I need to use the bathroom 🤣but nope...that's just me post hotel room booty work! Just a few more days til I get to start 80 Day Obsession and I'll be documenting my entire journey! Meanwhile, I'm sooooooo proud of my girls who've been killing that program this week! Super pumped coach over here!! But for now off to enjoy the Beach, one last time! #dr #dominicanrepublic #vacation #80dayobsession #bootyworkout
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At Puerto Plata DR
Sneak Peak to what's coming soon!! 🙌🏼🌸🛁💖
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🙋♀️🙋♀️ I need your attention!🙋♀️🙋♀️ Which one of these words or phrases below speaks to you? 📣controlled blood sugar
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📣weight loss/weight gain
📣 improved insulin sensitivity
📣 dual fuel
📣 reduced carb cravings
📣 better brain function
All of these things that I've listed above are being found through science, study and research to be improved with Exogenous Ketone supplementation!!! 🎖🗝 Want to know more! Message me! Let's chat! 🙋♀️
#dualfuel #knowledgeispower #antiaging #energytomove #Pruviteveryday #betterfocus #healthyfats #friYAY #presentoverperfect #sabbathwisdom #healthylife #lovemyketones
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2018 - the year I get back to reading books not written for 2nd graders. #presentoverperfect
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The day we moved into Wanderlust the Bus I had a mattress but forgot I needed to build the platform for it to sit on! I had Finn and all our possessions in my car, so this ended up being the fastest project to date. Luckily it’s held up for the past 4 months, which I can’t believe we have already lived full-time #buslife for that long! Time flies when you are enjoying life 🚌🌈🛏☀️
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My finished #bookstack so far 😻😻😻 I finished @elizabeth_gilbert_writer #BigMagic this morning 🎉 I loved it soooooo much, and I’m kinda sad that it’s over BUT at the same time super excited for all the things I read and ready to start book No. 4 📚
What are you currently reading?
#sophias2018readinglist #booklover #booklove #readinglist #readinglove #52booksin52weeks #dancestandrun #presentoverperfect #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksforlife #bookspines
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I am just going to be honest with you all right now... I AM TIRED OF BEING BUSY. This year I decided to read one book a month and I am currently reading Present Over Perfect and it is changing my life. This year I want to be present- I am sick of being tired, sick of being busy, sick of rushing around, sick of taking false responsibility.
I am the type of person that throws too much on my plate just so it seems like I am accomplishing a lot. I AM SICK OF THAT.
This year I want to be on my phone less, stop watching TV and stop glorifying busy 🙋🏼. I want to go on dates with Mason, take Will on vacation, go get ice cream on the weekly, take walks, read books, go to street fairs, eat delicious food, go swimming, spend time with my family, do game nights with friends. THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO BE PRESENT.
I want to go to Boston and eat seafood, I want to start running and buy Starbucks for my friends. I want to volunteer at my local nursing home, buy meals for people and give away a couple of photo sessions. I want to cook more, find new spots for dinner and drink root beer floats. I want to spend every night with mason and will.
If you feel the same, PLEASE comment below so I know I’m not alone. Let’s do this! Let’s make REAL change. ❤️ #presentoverperfect
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As said by Dr. Hill at the 2017 “You” convention 👇
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YOU ARE NOT RACING AGAINST TIME.
there’s no expiration date to your dreams + your ideas.
in fact, getting to your dreams isn’t a race against the clock — it’s a race of endurance. there’s no ticking clock that you need to beat.
so when you feel like the clock is racing — slow down your mind and remember time is moving ahead of you to prepare things for you, to arrange and orchestrate moments on your behalf, and to sharpen and refine you for what’s ahead.
time is on your side. you got this. one day at a time, one moment at a time.
❤️🌹🍷NOW AVAILABLE EPISODE No. 11 👉🏼 “time is on your side” 👉🏼 link in bio to listen on iTunes.
#thedaringromantics #thenativecreative #dametraveler #bloomyellow #theeverydaygirl #bloglovin #liveauthentic #mycreativebiz #darlingescapes #presentoverperfect
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At Acre Baja
Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and it can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth complexion. You can apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturizer.
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At Sioux City, Iowa
How do you live an authentic life with God? It always starts with the truth. Telling the truth to Christ saves us, right there in the middle of our mess. It exposes who we really are and allows our authentic selves—our darkest secrets, shames, and shadows—to be redeemed. Tell Him the truth. Pour out your pain like Job. Call out to Him like Bartimaeus. Tell Him the whole truth as best you know it, regardless of what your friends or the crowd might say. That’s what I’m learning to do, and it’s changing my life. This crying out is bringing me healing and strength amid my brokenness. It’s bringing me into the realization of the truth—that Christ longs to love every part of me, even my ragged, raw, and emotional parts. #inthemiddle #gloriousmess #inthemiddleofthemess #themessytable #authenticchristianity #realtalk #authenticity #authenticliving #untidyfaith #tgif #youversion #youversiondevotional #christianblogger #presentoverperfect #truth
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At Red House Kitchen
To me, health and fitness is more than just exercise. Fitness provides freedom.
Freedom from sweating just to get skinny.
Freedom from the mental fog that used to be consuming.
Freedom from the tension and stress of life.
Freedom from built up anxious energy that had nowhere to go.
Freedom from being filled with disgust when walking by mirrors.
Freedom to be the best version of myself.
Freedom to be happy, filled with purpose, and loving life.
I found so much when I rediscovered my passion for fitness, in a way that worked for me and filled me up instead of hurting me. It doesn't feel restrictive, it doesn't feel like bondage, it doesn't feel like all work no play.
It feels life, energy, and joy giving. It feels fun. It feels like something I want to do every single day because it's something I can do for me.
Fitness does so much more for you than give you the "perfect" body. Fitness can truly be a form of self-care and healing when it aligns with your passions, you just have to let it.
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I’ve noticed there’s a lot of new peeps checking me out (which is awesome, thank you!!) and I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself...
I'm Jen Csajko pronounced Chai-like the latte-Co. (I know it’s a doozy) I’m born and raised in NY & I'm a self-love warrior + coach for millennial women who are ready to live their best lives as their best selves.
As a self-love coach, I help women transform by helping them to heal old wounds, break free from old belief patterns and self-sabotaging behaviors, and reconnect them with the truth of who they really are.
Nothing upsets me more than hearing women say they feel unworthy, broken or unlovable and watching these negative stories for stopping them from going after their dreams. Whether that's in their career, in relationships, or with their body. Girls, you SO deserve better!
Nothing brings me more joy than seeing women feel empowered, supported, safe and living a life that lights them up from the inside out. Literally nothing.
Some fun facts about me...
I have been married to the love of my life since 2012.
We have a golden retriever named Chloe.
I have a serious obsession with Target & T. Swift.
I’m a tea drinker. Coffee gives me the shakes.
I’m on cusp of Virgo and Libra and I like to think I’m a little bit of both.
I’m a reality TV junkie. Especially for the Real Housewives.
Now it’s your turn. Tell me who you are, where you’re from, & what you do 👇🏼
Would love to see your beautiful faces and have the opportunity to get to know you better in the comments 💕✨
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Don't have a bench? It's all good! Try a box or a coffee table or a stability ball or the floor. There's always a way to modify a routine to work with what you have on hand. Digging these moves because they hit up several muscle groups so I get the biggest bang out of my workout. Got to be efficient when you're crunching time.
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Let's be intentional here. ⠀
Today is a GIVEAWAY DAY...WAHOO! I am SUPER excited about starting 2018 this way, but first and foremost the purpose of this giveaway is important for you to understand. I want to give away a photo shoot to a couple who has lived life through marriage. I think it's such a shame that photography is such a huge ordeal for the day you say “I do” but after that, it becomes less important even though you start a whole new kind of life adventure together.⠀
So in hopes of encouraging this idea, I'm giving away a FREE hour shoot for you and your spouse. To find out exactly how to enter this giveaway go to the link in my bio. ⠀
This giveaway takes some thought and isn't just simply liking a post, so read it carefully, enter, or share with someone who could really benefit from it. Winner will be announced at the end of January 26th. Good luck!⠀
#photographygiveaway #giveaway #marriage #intentional #freegiveaway #lifethroughmarriage #love #memories #taketimeback #anniversary #chelseamorganphotos #cmpphotos #chelseamorganweddings #blogwednesday #storysharing #presentoverperfect #raleighweddingphotographer #storiesthroughimages #ncweddingphotographers #ashevilleweddingphotographer #naturallight #2018
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Present over perfect...
I am weepy this morning because it seems like everything is going wrong. The toilet overflowed all over my bathroom and kitchen, I found mold in our upstairs, and Nolan was very neglected. 😣
I felt defeated so I shut down and became frantic!! Why can’t things work out!! Why is this happening!! I’m a terrible mom because Nolan hasn’t had any attention. Yea those were my thoughts in the mildest form.
I knew I hadn’t gotten up this morning to have quiet time and man the day just got like a ton of bricks. I wasn’t in the place to do my Devos so I laid on the coach with an audio book. Super hesitant to even do this because I was in a negative headspace. Do you know the name of the only audio book I own? Present over Perfect. Ha!! That’s funny. Real funny.
And yes I listened to the book but at the same time it was nice to just sit. Sit and watch the birds outside and hide under a blanket for 30 minutes. .
Hey!! I’m not perfect but I’m learning to be present and to have some soulful moments in between the chaos of this life.
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At New Hampshire
👣Take a STEP •TODAY•that your future self will thank you for! Don’t overwhelm yourself -just do 1 thing you’ve been procrastinating on. If you keep waiting for the right time another year will go by. ☝🏼Just one step towards your ✨goals•dreams•future!✨#presentoverperfect #beautifulyouproject2018 #keepthefaith #believeinyourself #stepoutin2018 #yougotthis🙌🏼
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