Finding moments to step outside of what we know, experimenting new things and perhaps discovering unknown passions are experiences we hope to inspire others to seek. “Women of Spirit” interviews is a space to share stories of others that live this same philosophy. Today, our special guest is @valentinagurli talented photographer self-taught that has developed her own style and continues to experiment staying true herself. See link in bio to read interview at Katherine-Suarez.com
Let me talk to you a little bit about the lady on the LEFT & on the RIGHT.... • On the LEFT... Is a Mom who felt like she was doing it ALL. Most of her days ended with a glass of wine in her hand or passing out while watching TV from exhaustion. She was loving on everyone but, herself. She was kinda sorta following a meal plan [admittedly] and kinda sorta working out 4-5 days a week. There was no plan. No BIG goal. And a shit load of frustration. Through all the chaos she finally had a moment of CLARITY. It was time to do something about her constant excuses. Her days were running her, she was no longer running them. So it was time she got out of the passenger seat and took the freaking wheel. • On the RIGHT... Same MOM, 13 weeks later with a really different body and perspective. Not only stronger physically, but mentally. This lady finally got the courage to quit the bullshit she was telling herself about how she "felt" and get laser focused on what she wanted-> RESULTS. On top of getting just that, she kept digging deeper. She started looking into Chiropractic Care for herself and her family. Purging junk in her home. She got a part time side hustle, started doing things on her to-do list that had been sitting there for MONTHS. Ans the best part- She hired herself a business coach who gave her a swift kick in the ass she needed a year ago. • This lady is me [obviously].😜 You know, it's funny, I'm really fucking great at giving advice, but I'll be the first to admit I struggle on taking my OWN. 🤷♀️ Even Coaches have slumps in their journey... and boy was I in a SLUMP. I thank GOD everyday I have the tools to get me out of a slump, a few years ago I wouldn't even know where to begin! Recommitting to myself was the hardest and easiest solution to the shit storm of a winter we all went through. And I am loving proof that exercise and eating well can help you gain traction in so many other areas of your life... • What I lost- 👉 10 pounds
"What you are seeking at the deepest level exists inside of you, in the quietude of your own inner world, in the privacy of your own sweet heart. So now it's your responsibility, your holy responsibility, to encode your consciousness with thoughts, feelings, and images that will support you in creating the perfect internal environment to cultivate a deep and intimate relationship with the one you call God. This is the force that loves you, cheers for you, and wants it all for you. In a world where love leaves as quickly as it comes, you can rest now, knowing that you have found a love that will never leave you, never misguide you and never ever let you down. My advice, dear friend, is take great care of that LOVE. It will give you everything you've been looking for." -Debbie Ford #truth#myadamanttruth#adamant#holyspiritcome#holyresponsibility#daughterofaking#beyoubefree#cultivatewhatmatters#satnam#waheguru#findingmycenter
This morning I was reminded of how the Lord thinks of me. I am His beautiful beloved, washed white as snow. I am clean before Him. • It’s so easy to see my sin and then dwell in it. To bury myself under the weight of it. To pick apart every flaw and piece of myself that I want to change. It’s so dark and lonely. • Why would we cling to the dust of this world when our gracious Father is calling us to come to Him? If we are in Christ then He has already cleansed us. He has adopted us and sees us as beautiful. He has brought us into the light and by His grace and through His Spirit we can live in that light. Life doesn’t have to feel dark and lonely. We don’t have to live in guilt and discontent, always striving to do better. In Christ I am a new creation and you could be too.
Our little love is home. Thanks be to God for all he is and all he’s done. After a 24-hour travel day, Vera is asleep in her crib and Jesse and I should be asleep, buuuut were obsessively watching her do pretty much nothing on the video monitor 💛 #weloveyouveramuch
Hooray for new @cultivatewhatmatters goodies! I didn’t realize my order shipped but it appeared on my door step today. I bought the Write the Word for Kids for Em but I really want to open it for myself. #cultivatewhatmatters#powersheets#goaldigger
Every day can be a fresh and new beginning! Especially if you’ve had a bad day before! I was sick as a dog the past few days and I felt so unmotivated! But thank God for rest 🙌🏻 A good frame of mind can battle any challenges you may face with a positive attitude! Before I get out of bed, I try my best to have alone time and focus for a few moments on all that I’m thankful for. Starting your day off with this reminder can get you into the right frame of mind, in a fast paced world of chaos. You’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move forward. So maybe it’s a sickness, a let down, a broken relationship, business hiccup, or fill in the blank ____________? Today and tomorrow is another opportunity to move your life in the direction you want it to go! 🌿 love, me
Hey, it’s me Bethany! Life is so fun. Life is also going in some new directions. In the past few months, I have found my calling to become a certified teacher and pour my heart fully into that. It’s not an easy process and I have months of hard work ahead of me, but I’m excited! However, with new dreams on the horizon, I am having to write the ending to some current chapters in my life. I recently made the decision to shut down my blog and website because tbh, it wasn’t getting my full attention. And along with that, I’m officially (albeit sadly!) selling my sweet little camper I’ve used as a mobile pop up shop for words of hallelujah. And finally, in the coming days, I’m going to be changing my IG handle to something a little more personal so that I have more freedom in sharing my new adventures! All of this seems a little silly in the grand scheme of things but alas, we live in an Instagram world 😜 I’ll still be the same me but I’ll also be basking in that freedom to have a less perfectly curated “online presence”. And I’ll still sing my hallelujahs!
Good music. A Chai Latte. Bible Study. Busting it out at work. A good run. The windows are open because it’s finally warm enough. Good people. And a little good food. Calling it a win. #livethelittlethings#nofilterrequired
“Preparation” ************************************************** I wish I could have encased every year of the last twenty something and given it to him as a gift. Presented myself in its entirety, so that he would know what he was about to become part of, to prepare himself to ask himself whether he was ready for me, and willing to dive into both the recluse and open storage of my life. ************************************************** I tried to formulate it the best way I could. You see I… There have been things that… I have always felt… I am the sort that… But I could never transmit it exactly the way I had envisioned. It always left a gaping hole into his perception of me. It would lead the way to misunderstandings, childish fights, frustration. I would stay at night wondering what I had failed to mention to him at the beginning. *************************************************** How could I have prepared him for this?
This has been my motto since January. I was saying yes and trying to do too many things. However each thing was getting a fraction of me and not the best of me. When I started my year I told myself that if it doesn’t bring ME or my family joy I don’t need to do it. 🌷 I have shrunken my “tribe” and have been cultivating the relationships that are most meaningful my life. I have seen a change in my home, my environment and my children. 🌷 Buying @laracasey’s #powersheets completely changed my life. Click the link in my bio to purchase a set from the Cultivate Shop.