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Happy Friday Honeys! Quick check in for those who are considering bangs since the fashion people ...
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Happy Friday Honeys! Quick check in for those who are considering bangs since the fashion people says they are the “thing” for fall... STILL love mine. I went a little more Bridget Bardot because I just let my hair do what it wants but I’ve seen so many great styles lately. A few years ago I was ... Happy Friday Honeys! Quick check in for those who are considering bangs since the fashion people says they are the “thing” for fall... STILL love mine. I went a little more Bridget Bardot because I just let my hair do what it wants but I’ve seen so many great styles lately. A few years ago I was the “ugh I regret my bangs” two weeks after cutting them bc of the maintenance. But the trick is really figuring out what works for “your” hair. So it’s not work. So you don’t regret it. And anyway, if you’ve seen my social media, you know I’ve had almost every color and a dozen different styles over 10 yrs bc I love the opportunity to become someone new. Sinjin hinted for so long for me to cut my bangs again but has always been super supportive of whatever I’ve done. So refreshing after two relationships where my significant others always felt like they had a right to have an opinion on my hair and made me feel less if it didn’t fit their “type.” Sinjin has acted like every new look is his type and that matters when we are people who are getting older and acceptance is key to a healthy relationship. Tip: if your significant other has more to say about you changing your hair than they give compliments about your current hair daily, get a new one;) I would love to see anyone who has made the leap and cut their bangs lately so drop your name or tag me 😘
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That moment when your bf says “I like this piano version” of one of your favorite Fleetwood Mack songs ...
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That moment when your bf says “I like this piano version” of one of your favorite Fleetwood Mack songs and your heart melts bc you’ve completed the conversion;) It was one of my favorite songs to cover at 19. Also, when he leaves you notes to remind you handwritten letters are not dead... you ... That moment when your bf says “I like this piano version” of one of your favorite Fleetwood Mack songs and your heart melts bc you’ve completed the conversion;) It was one of my favorite songs to cover at 19. Also, when he leaves you notes to remind you handwritten letters are not dead... you know it’s gonna be a great Friday! What’s your weekend jam??
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Me: “Should I change before I go to the Choir parent’s night?” @iammadilulu : “No mommm. It’s a power ...
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Me: “Should I change before I go to the Choir parent’s night?” @iammadilulu : “No mommm. It’s a power move.” 1. I love that she accepts me as I accept her. 2. I’m lost on how this outfit at a school meeting is a power move so I think I’m gonna have to chat with her about that More on the collaboration ... Me: “Should I change before I go to the Choir parent’s night?” @iammadilulu : “No mommm. It’s a power move.” 1. I love that she accepts me as I accept her. 2. I’m lost on how this outfit at a school meeting is a power move so I think I’m gonna have to chat with her about that😂 More on the collaboration that lead to me owning this and a few other jumpsuits later! Can’t wait to show you Lulu’s! 👯‍♀️💃🏻
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Repost @notabasiclife: It was his first day of high school today. Just as I had this thought that ...
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Repost @notabasiclife: It was his first day of high school today. Just as I had this thought that I was sad I couldn’t be there to wave him goodbye, I felt a quiet calm come over me that he was good and he was going to be fine. Just like when I dropped him at Kindergarten the first day. All these years ... Repost @notabasiclife: It was his first day of high school today. Just as I had this thought that I was sad I couldn’t be there to wave him goodbye, I felt a quiet calm come over me that he was good and he was going to be fine. Just like when I dropped him at Kindergarten the first day. All these years later and being a mom is the same. Full of unexpected changes, ups, curves and everything wild we can imagine. What it’s not full of is downs. Since the day he made me a mom and changed my life forever, from being meaningless sitting at a desk at an economic development firm surrounded by the same people living the same day after day, being a mom has never been anything other than one continuous journey of self discovery and proof of creation and God’s plan. He is my solid. I know when I look at him, talk to him that children are the best calling for some of us. And for me I wear my “momma” badge proudly because who he is and what he’s about allows me to. Life was fun and enjoyable. But when I had him it became that times 10. So let’s do this high school thing. Just one more chapter of this crazy story. One I’m certain will be full of comedy and drama but never boring. I mean. He is my kid after all 😉
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“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen ...
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“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill • Two days til high school and I’m praying everything I’ve taught him does some type of good. I have so much faith in this kid. I just wish I could ... “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” – Lauryn Hill • Two days til high school and I’m praying everything I’ve taught him does some type of good. I have so much faith in this kid. I just wish I could be there to watch all the crazy moments 🙏🏻❤️
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<span class="emoji emoji1f3b6"></span>Easy like Sunday morning<span class="emoji emoji1f3b6"></span> There is more to healing than drs and rest. Everyday is a constant ...
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Easy like Sunday morning There is more to healing than drs and rest. Everyday is a constant journey of personal research and trial and error while navigating a society that still doesn’t quite understand invisible illnesses. Some of my go-to ways to stay positive and manifest good ... 🎶Easy like Sunday morning🎶

There is more to healing than drs and rest.
Everyday is a constant journey of personal research and trial and error while navigating a society that still doesn’t quite understand invisible illnesses.
Some of my go-to ways to stay positive and manifest good health: ✨I make sure my home and personal style is indicative of positivity. So I choose phrases, sticky notes and morning mantras that align with “good vibes.” 🌿I follow mostly a plant based restricted diet based on my sensitivities but allow myself to indulge in the occasional splurge because you have to allow yourself to find the “joy” as well.
🎶Lastly, I make sure I listen to music from happy moments in my life. I.e. My mom’s cleaning playlist, high school jams, jazz from my college bad. (especially when I spend a lot of time in bed after treatment)
Chronic illness has no quick fix but healing can be fun as well. And as strange as that is to say, I promise if you look at healing as a possibility to get creative, things will happen.

I am a walking (sometimes wobbly) miracle.

Law of attraction is more than visualization and vision boards and mantras. It’s about a mindset... one I’ve had since I was a child and I’m certain it’s lead to remission at least 3 times.
I’m not perfect. I have my self pity moments, but if I take a look at my life, I’ve already done almost everything I ever wanted and I also have even more opportunities (because of my illness) to achieve even more than had I lived without the trials.
So Good Vibes Only lovies. *And a donut here and there too 🙃
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Y’all know it doesn’t take much to make me emotional. Well when my client who is wonderful interior ...
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Y’all know it doesn’t take much to make me emotional. Well when my client who is wonderful interior designer and now turned full time artist, handed me this watercolor she drew of me, I truly held back the tears until we were off the phone. She told me that she thought it fit me perfectly and she ... Y’all know it doesn’t take much to make me emotional. Well when my client who is wonderful interior designer and now turned full time artist, handed me this watercolor she drew of me, I truly held back the tears until we were off the phone.
She told me that she thought it fit me perfectly and she could not have been more right. Visiting France and French design and style is very much a goal of mine for years. My dna results even showed 15% French which is more than I thought. My daughter takes French!
So during her visit yesterday I had the honor of doing some photos for her and she handed me the original watercolor she made so I had to grab this one of her holding it.
For two reasons:

1. This is what connection is all about. Being vulnerable enough to share stories, hopes and our lives to connect to others to grow.
2. I want to remember the hands that made this beautiful gift for me. So no matter what you do in life, go the extra mile to connect to people on deeper level and see what comes of it.
There is more to life than posed photos and coach/client relationships. There is meaning. There is purpose. There is love.
Thank you Sandra Kay Studio for your vision and for your creativity and this beautiful gift! #french
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Waiting for one my Houston clients that drove in for what I call VIP day. We were working on her “personal ...
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Waiting for one my Houston clients that drove in for what I call VIP day. We were working on her “personal brand” by doing some style rebrand shopping. One of the best things about my coaching style is that I touch on all parts of someone stepping into the new version of themselves and sometimes ... Waiting for one my Houston clients that drove in for what I call VIP day. We were working on her “personal brand” by doing some style rebrand shopping. One of the best things about my coaching style is that I touch on all parts of someone stepping into the new version of themselves and sometimes that consists of me grabbing a ton of clothing they may not choose and seeing what naturally comes out. My client loved her statement pieces today. I could tell she really felt different in some of the things she got. She just had this shocked look that she could get new stuff different from her norm and it still be her. Bonus: it works perfect with her professional brand! Which is how life should be. I get that all the time “This reminded me of you!” And everyone can have that. It’s amazing watching someone just step into themselves. One that was always there, just waiting to come out! I had back to back clients today and this makes it all worth it! These little moments when someone’s face lights up when they look in that mirror after I’ve handed them something they may have never picked. And I’m no fashion guru by any means but I do know how to read people and that’s most of this job. 💖Sidenote: I deserve an award because I didn’t buy one thing and the fall styles were giving me stare downs like “You know you need this new camel-colored cardigan and hat.” 😜
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Throwback Thursday to 5 yrs ago I had a dream that would not leave my heart so I made a vision board after ...
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Throwback Thursday to 5 yrs ago I had a dream that would not leave my heart so I made a vision board after borrowing my friend’s “unfold” t-shirt. And then flashback 7 mos ago being so close to death that I couldn’t understand how I could ever get to that dream. That girl who was full of possibility ... Throwback Thursday to 5 yrs ago I had a dream that would not leave my heart so I made a vision board after borrowing my friend’s “unfold” t-shirt. And then flashback 7 mos ago being so close to death that I couldn’t understand how I could ever get to that dream. That girl who was full of possibility lie trapped in another body.

Today my client (whom I’ve never met in person) drove in from Houston for a day of one on one time, coaching and personal brand shopping and I’m so nervous and excited and nervous and excited because this life is more than I ever saw.
When I put coaching on my vision board 5 yrs ago, I really just wanted to help women who had come out of divorces or traumas or had depression issues; single moms trying to find their way.
But God has placed many more types of women in my path I could never have imagined.
So when you are adding things to vision boards or wrapping your hopes and dreams in prayer, just know that if you do your work, the possibilities are endless.
Exciting, never-ending, never-limiting possibilities are right near. Taking shape and form in ways we can’t even imagine.
Literally as I lay in a bed with shingles and pain and dementia like symptoms a the beginning of the year, I could not have known my days would soon look a thousand times clearer, the light would shine a million times brighter and the work would come and mold and in the process I would find myself standing in a calling I had no idea how I’d ever get to when I heard it years ago.
Move up. Move on. Always imagine things are doing to be so much bigger and better than our tiny understandings can grasp.
Always lead with love! ❤️
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A few of you have asked me about internships or scholarships for my coaching and I will be announcing ...
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A few of you have asked me about internships or scholarships for my coaching and I will be announcing that this weekend. I’d like to share what will be a part of that process and why I might choose someone not likely to be normally chosen... Intuition and boundaries. A bit ago I was messaged ... A few of you have asked me about internships or scholarships for my coaching and I will be announcing that this weekend.
I’d like to share what will be a part of that process and why I might choose someone not likely to be normally chosen... Intuition and boundaries.

A bit ago I was messaged by a girl who desperately wanted me to coach her. She said she did not have the money to pay for it but really wanted it (she hadn’t asked about pricing). And she is one of many that I have had to turn down because of my health and time for family limits.
Now we’ve all wanted something we couldn’t afford so I have been there. I’ve also made sacrifices to invest in training and treatment to be present and educated for my clients.
For days I watched this girl paying for all types of things that are not necessities in life. Shopping, expensive clothing, etc. Portraying a life very different than reality.
I feel bad for every person I have to turn down or hold to my pricing even if I worked with them before. I always feel guilty. But did I feel offended by this case? No. Did I feel bad for her because the very mindset she wanted to be coached on is the one holding her back? Yes.
But this time I saw this as a true testament to intuition and being able to see who will go the extra mile to make their calling happen. Those who want to make a certain number of sales or followers rather than a “difference” in this world.
Everyone I speak to, I let them know that their first step to changing their life or even living their dream of becoming a coach starts with investment. Of money, of time and of faith.
I’m so thankful my intuition stepped in on this one. And I am thankful I didn’t put extra time into someone not ready to invest in themselves.
Perfectly aligned, right after I had this realization with the one girl, my first ever intern (who literally runs his own major successful business bc he busted his ass the last 5 yrs) called me back to work on some things I finally was able to work on.
Remembering how hard he worked and works and what he’s sacrificed financially and personally allowed me to realign my own values (more in comments)
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From today’s coaching study: Rha Goddess (a famous spiritual coach to many famous people not just ...
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From today’s coaching study: Rha Goddess (a famous spiritual coach to many famous people not just some woo woo speaker;)- “Some of us don’t want to be awake. Some of us start to awake and realize that if we do, we may have to let go of a spouse, not spend as much time with unhealthy friends or a mother, ... From today’s coaching study: Rha Goddess (a famous spiritual coach to many famous people not just some woo woo speaker;)- “Some of us don’t want to be awake. Some of us start to awake and realize that if we do, we may have to let go of a spouse, not spend as much time with unhealthy friends or a mother, quit a job. So we go back to sleep and lose ourselves in the people around us because we are afraid to step out.” I got my inspiration cards and photos and @sinjinhilaski joined for my @gabbybernstein #spiritjunkie class today and I have to say that no matter what type of work you are into, working on your divine calling is the best work you can do. I doubt Sinjin will become a life coach but your support and environment matters. You can only rise to the levels of those you are connected to. But be careful. Success doesn’t mean your calling. And chasing others’ dreams can leave you lonely and depressed because they are not your people. As the paradigm shifts to more people waking up, I’m thankful I’m finding my people daily; on and offline. Thankful I walked away from a safe life in my late 20s to be free in my late 30s ✌🏻✨
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I never thought at 37 I would be on a rollercoaster of self and body insecurity but this year has lead ...
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I never thought at 37 I would be on a rollercoaster of self and body insecurity but this year has lead to acceptance and peace. It’s sometimes hard to figure it all out with what society has taught us. I had a friend say she would donate some of her “boobs” the other day (didn’t see this going that ... I never thought at 37 I would be on a rollercoaster of self and body insecurity but this year has lead to acceptance and peace. It’s sometimes hard to figure it all out with what society has taught us. I had a friend say she would donate some of her “boobs” the other day (didn’t see this going that way did you? Ha!) and I politely said “oh I wouldn’t want anything other than what I have. I don’t want all the issues that come with bigger boobs after like 25. I got enough to deal with.” She cut the conversation short and I spent a week feeling as if there was a distance. In all my friendships, I’m a very “hey! If something is up tell me so we can figure it out” kinda girl. So she finally said I had offended her with my reply. I almost went into a place of apologizing for what I had said but quickly I realized that wouldn’t serve us. I explained that my reply was to a comment she had initiated first that assumed I was uncomfortable with my body. So I told her I was sad my comment made her question herself. After a little bit of silence (which I hateeeeee) she said “You know what, actually I’m sorry. I think that with the way the world is I do think all women want bigger breasts and I should be apologizing for making you question your body. So I’m very sorry for that. I know how hard you’ve worked and I wasn’t sensitive. I guess I should ask myself why I was offended.” A simple, conversation lead to us both having some breakthroughs... me that despite a few bumps in the road, I’m fully dedicated to this new path of loving my body as flawed and scarred as it is. Thankful for the stretch marks and surgery scars and imperfect skin marks; it’s strange shape (Meet Virginia;). And she had to face her own insecurities but with support she likely didn’t realize she could have. Since that talk, we’ve exchanged articles and blogs and memes about body image and it’s been one of the best blessings I’ve received lately. It’s important to stand in our truth to allow others the same. As I sat at the pool today, surrounded by bodies that hold stories untold perfect or not, I felt comfortable in mine. And that felt amazing. All documented with my new obsession... #hujicam ✌🏻💖
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Missing my #mancrushmonday s’much it hurts <span class="emoji emoji1f629"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f493"></span> photo: @maycarlson #jadeandlululove
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Missing my #mancrushmonday s’much it hurts photo: @maycarlson #jadeandlululove Missing my #mancrushmonday s’much it hurts 😩💓 photo: @maycarlson #jadeandlululove
Monday. Morning moods. Madison. <span class="emoji emoji1f604"></span>🙄 #teens #jadeandlululove (her Nickname is Lulu)
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Monday. Morning moods. Madison. 🙄 #teens #jadeandlululove (her Nickname is Lulu) Monday. Morning moods. Madison. 😄🙄 #teens #jadeandlululove (her Nickname is Lulu)
I have rude neighbors. I mean how dare they make all the barbacoa and big red (if you aren’t from Texas ...
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I have rude neighbors. I mean how dare they make all the barbacoa and big red (if you aren’t from Texas you may not know of this magic) and just enjoy it in public around those of us who can’t have it?? Totally living vicariously through strangers right now knowing I’ll be able to have all the tacos ... I have rude neighbors. I mean how dare they make all the barbacoa and big red (if you aren’t from Texas you may not know of this magic) and just enjoy it in public around those of us who can’t have it?? 😜 Totally living vicariously through strangers right now knowing I’ll be able to have all the tacos soon! I am however also sitting here debating bigtime life questions like “Should I let my hair keep growing since I love this curl thing it does at the bottom now and my whole life it was long sans a few years or cut it because I loved my short hair?” First world issues over here! Speaking of questions... I got this journal out to compare with Lulu bc she has the same one... and of course hers is only about 2% filled. Just like all of my journals from high school so she def is my child 🙈 Happy Sunday funday y’all! I hope it’s filled with joy and tacos and all the little big questions your imagination can drum up. Wonder and wander ✌🏻✨
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It’s Friday and this week was cuh-razzzzy. I don’t post meme quotes as much anymore bc, well that’s ...
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It’s Friday and this week was cuh-razzzzy. I don’t post meme quotes as much anymore bc, well that’s what Pinterest is for, but I came across this perfection. Being my own boss means I don’t really remember when Friday comes because I am not held to a schedule exactly. But I usually can tell when ... It’s Friday and this week was cuh-razzzzy. I don’t post meme quotes as much anymore bc, well that’s what Pinterest is for, but I came across this perfection. Being my own boss means I don’t really remember when Friday comes because I am not held to a schedule exactly. But I usually can tell when it’s the weekend bc people seem to post more photos actually looking happy. And I can’t imagine only living for the weekend. I totally get why people don’t post much on social media or stay private... just because they just don’t want to have to pretend to have stuff going on to compete with everyone else. But life can be about sharing your real life too!! Even though one of my companies is about creating content... we create authentic content for our clients. We aren’t on the fake it til you make it team. Spending over a year with a magazine where everything was fake and the behind the scenes was a complete circus, I learned it just didn’t work with my spirit. Lately as I’ve posted what I want when I want the way I want, l’ve lost followers gained some new badass ones, allowed this personal page to be more of a journal again (one I can’t wait to look back on yrs from now), I’ve enjoyed the community again, gotten excited about who I am again, been able to keep my friends and family updated on my journey as spirally (probably used that word wrong🤷🏻‍♀️meh) as it can be at times and created a visual story that lets me be social, allows me to vent, allows me to celebrate and allows me to express myself... wins and losses. This week felt at times it was gonna be a loss more times than not until I realized it was Friday!! Which means I made it ha! And my daughter loves her school, I have so many clients who have given me amazing support and feedback, I have discovery calls with potential coaching clients scheduled through the week, I’m learning it’s okay to say no to someone, fire a client, let them fire you... and most importantly I realized that I am the realest I have ever been able to be online. I am learning, healing and connecting and with people who don’t look like me, dress like me or live like me, because I don’t have to pretend. Reminder: Neither do you 😘
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Thank God she has yoga for a class so she gets credit for stress management<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏻 Yesterday was emotional ...
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Thank God she has yoga for a class so she gets credit for stress management🏻 Yesterday was emotional and she felt a little bullied by some older kids... but today she got home and said “I LOVE my school and I made friends. I’m so happy. I got lots of compliments on my outfit and my purse and someone ... Thank God she has yoga for a class so she gets credit for stress management🙌🏻 Yesterday was emotional and she felt a little bullied by some older kids... but today she got home and said “I LOVE my school and I made friends. I’m so happy. I got lots of compliments on my outfit and my purse and someone came up and said ‘I don’t know how to say this... but you’re really pretty.” She loved yoga and math and her history teacher and is planning on trying out for Fiddler on the Roof. It may seem trivial but for a child who has taken more chances in one year than most adults do in their whole lives, it’s huge! Last night we both ugly cried that Jade was gone, but just like me... she is the Queen of “today is a new day with endless possibilities.” It’s our thing. So do your thing @iammadilulu. You are making momma proud baby! SN: I got some through-the-grapevine gossip that people think I post about my kids like they are perfect. They are not perfect. But they are mine and they are fucking amazing for what they have been through. So yeah. I’m gonna post. And yeah I went there with the F word because life is too short to care. Maybe you guys can find it in your heart to give me some grace considering the nightmare we were living in became a dream and we are just doing the best we can so if you could forgive me for posting about my bad ass kids, I won’t judge you for posting about your cats’ new tricks or your new favorite happy hour spot. Deal? Deal. Lead with love 👊🏻💖 #jadeandlululove
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“Star Wars tee the second day?” “Oh! Of course!” • And the best thing about having a daughter a tad ...
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“Star Wars tee the second day?” “Oh! Of course!” • And the best thing about having a daughter a tad bigger size as you is that when you forget to return shoes you couldn’t fit, she gets them. And she’s wearing all of my clothes (and Pumas I bought that were too big for me) here (shirt gifted from @deseeremcruz) ... “Star Wars tee the second day?” “Oh! Of course!” • And the best thing about having a daughter a tad bigger size as you is that when you forget to return shoes you couldn’t fit, she gets them. And she’s wearing all of my clothes (and Pumas I bought that were too big for me) here (shirt gifted from @deseeremcruz) so I spend half as much on wardrobe. And thank God because I have to spend the other half on snacks. The eating never ends 😜 #puma #starwarsnerd #teens #alamoheightshighschool
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“Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson ...
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“Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson : @iammadilulu • I love this quote for this season of my life and I love that I have my own little photographer and muse right next to me again 🖤 #Iphonex #earthsign “Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson 📷: @iammadilulu • I love this quote for this season of my life and I love that I have my own little photographer and muse right next to me again 🖤 #Iphonex #earthsign
First day of high school in Texas. Right now I can’t believe it’s real. I have no words for the emotions ...
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First day of high school in Texas. Right now I can’t believe it’s real. I have no words for the emotions we’ve all gone through over the last two weeks and I write this now with tears streaming bc I know I won’t be able to later. The last few weeks had excitement, guilt for having to work while Jade ... First day of high school in Texas. Right now I can’t believe it’s real. I have no words for the emotions we’ve all gone through over the last two weeks and I write this now with tears streaming bc I know I won’t be able to later. The last few weeks had excitement, guilt for having to work while Jade was here, the unexpected sicknesses from everyone, issues with getting lulu registered yet amazing moments together, endless laughs and honest talks and lots of tears... all leading us here. To Jade sending his sister off to her first day since 1st grade alone. Their first year apart. He’s hurting, she’s hurting, I’m hurting. We sat together this morning and didn’t say a word. Then as much as I was worried about Lulu, she whispered as I played with Jade’s hair “He’s going to be okay.” And that was the most precious moment. Where little sister became the protector to the big brother who chose her over his friends and activities of the summer to stay and see her off. People come and go. Work will always be there and I’m thankful for every moment a client said “take care of your family first when we had to reschedule.” But what I’ve learned this summer about prioritizing those closest to you is priceless. And it came from the very two humans I should be the teacher to. Heading to drop Jade off and I know I will be a complete mess. But if I have learned anything in my surrender, it’s that I know everything will work out just as it’s supposed to. It already has. Okay high school, I see you. I’m ready for the adventure ✌🏻🖤
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I have failed so many times as a mom... but my child chose this as her lunchbox for school all on her ...
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I have failed so many times as a mom... but my child chose this as her lunchbox for school all on her own. So go ahead and pass that “Mother of the year award” over here y’all. Because clearly I’m killing the mom game 🖤 #starwars I have failed so many times as a mom... but my child chose this as her lunchbox for school all on her own. So go ahead and pass that “Mother of the year award” over here y’all. Because clearly I’m killing the mom game 😜🖤 #starwars
Focusing so much on my clients lives the passed few months and before that illness and grief, I sort ...
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Focusing so much on my clients lives the passed few months and before that illness and grief, I sort of had this uneasiness around my relationships with lots of people in my life. So last week I started asking for guidance on how to find piece within myself so that I could be a better friend, mother, ... Focusing so much on my clients lives the passed few months and before that illness and grief, I sort of had this uneasiness around my relationships with lots of people in my life. So last week I started asking for guidance on how to find piece within myself so that I could be a better friend, mother, girlfriend, coach and overall asset to society.
Ask and believe and you will receive because this week things just sort of fell into place. I took things into my own hands and decided to start looking at things differently and living by what I’m teaching my clients. So I freed myself of thinking I have to look or speak like anyone else to be professional. I stopped being upset with those who don’t “get” my illness. I was able to find a peace with my place at a church again. I was able to see the flaws of others as no different than the ones I possess and let go of unresolved projections. I forgave myself for not being the “organized” mom when the kids were young by knowing being different allowed them to be who they are and I adore who they have become. I realized that sometimes the advice we give others is also the advice we have to take for ourselves. I’ve allowed some friends and professional connections to slowly fade, I’ve enriched old and new ones. I allowed myself to just focus on what me and my family needed right now knowing that I could get to other stuff later.
I opened my heart to those I disagreed with and those who’ve hurt me. And I stood up to those who thought they could have power over me by using my voice for more than just rambling to clients. I used it to bring people together in my groups, stand up for those without a voice, taught others to use theirs and focused on the human part of how I see everyone I interact with. All because I asked. And a prayer was answered and my spirit was freed. It hasn’t come without resistance, but it has come with confidence in who I am becoming, who I am attracting and where I am going. Thank you to those who keep sticking around for this journey. As I focus on being better to others, I’m being better to myself. The best way to lead my clients by example. And the best form of self love.🖤✨
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My podcast interview for @thefrenchlabel my Marie is up! What a divinely sent opportunity... Marie ...
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My podcast interview for @thefrenchlabel my Marie is up! What a divinely sent opportunity... Marie contacted me after my incident with the unsolicited photos that were sent to me last week. Immediately after the accused shamed me online, she called and I was able to speak about why the #metoo ... My podcast interview for @thefrenchlabel my Marie is up! What a divinely sent opportunity... Marie contacted me after my incident with the unsolicited photos that were sent to me last week. Immediately after the accused shamed me online, she called and I was able to speak about why the #metoo movement is important and what we as women deal with daily in regards to unsolicited messages and catcalls! You can read the blog and listen to the podcast at the link in my bio. I adored my call with Marie and we connected while never meeting one another. So if you would like to hear our experiences and how we’ve overcome and even a little more about my coaching, check it out! I’m absolutely honored that God is giving me these opportunities to stand up and use my voice after years of playing the quiet game. This is my time. This is our time. 🖤✨
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Our home is getting published in a local magazine soon and going through the pics of the decorating ...
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Our home is getting published in a local magazine soon and going through the pics of the decorating process I realized that apparently my bed is the most popular spot And yes our bed is small. From day one for 3 yrs Sinjin and I sleep basically on top of one another like a pretzel. We could probably ... Our home is getting published in a local magazine soon and going through the pics of the decorating process I realized that apparently my bed is the most popular spot 😂 And yes our bed is small. From day one for 3 yrs Sinjin and I sleep basically on top of one another like a pretzel. We could probably get away with a twin. All that extra space makes me lonely 🤷🏼‍♀️
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Once you go black and white instax ... you never go bax 🖤 #ad Once you go black and white instax ... you never go bax 😝🖤 #ad
My second commissioned sketch from @androidbones for Jade. He is so particular like me about things ...
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My second commissioned sketch from @androidbones for Jade. He is so particular like me about things so I was nervous and he said so many times “momma I love it.” She captured him perfectly and the music notes were spot on. All day every day. It’s his passion, way of showing love and his escape. ... My second commissioned sketch from @androidbones for Jade. He is so particular like me about things so I was nervous and he said so many times “momma I love it.” She captured him perfectly and the music notes were spot on. All day every day. It’s his passion, way of showing love and his escape. Def my baby. Thanks Christine! For sharing your art and your heart 🖤🖤🖤
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I love synchronicity. Lately in my spiritual studies and prayers to God I’ve been struggling with ...
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I love synchronicity. Lately in my spiritual studies and prayers to God I’ve been struggling with the idea of meekness. It’s comes up in many areas and after two hrs at church of my old religion (I went bc Lulu is still a part of it), I learned two things: 1. I love dresses but much better when I ... I love synchronicity. Lately in my spiritual studies and prayers to God I’ve been struggling with the idea of meekness. It’s comes up in many areas and after two hrs at church of my old religion (I went bc Lulu is still a part of it), I learned two things:
1. I love dresses but much better when I can be barefoot wearing them 😘
2. Meekness is not weakness. And I love this:
Meekness is strong, not weak; active, not passive; courageous, not timid; restrained, not excessive; modest, not self-aggrandizing; and gracious, not brash. A meek person is not easily provoked, pretentious, or overbearing and readily acknowledges the accomplishments of others.

Today I needed this. To be humbled; to be changed. And from the one place I would least have expected it. But that’s the synchronicity of the Universe works when you are followings God’s plan for you. It just all start to align and make sense.
Usually I try and teach but today taught me to shut up long enough to learn.
Standing here... barefoot and humbled I’m so thankful for the wonderful ways God chooses to speak to us. All individual and unique to our specific spirits.
I’m grateful, I’m loved and I’m a little wiser.
And that’s the best I can ask for a Sunday 💕
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I’ve been holding space for a lot of people lately. And no complaints because it’s what I asked God ...
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I’ve been holding space for a lot of people lately. And no complaints because it’s what I asked God every morning to help me do and I get to call it my job. But just as importantly, it’s important to have the right people near to help when I need the same thing. I was helping so many people with issues ... I’ve been holding space for a lot of people lately. And no complaints because it’s what I asked God every morning to help me do and I get to call it my job. But just as importantly, it’s important to have the right people near to help when I need the same thing. I was helping so many people with issues this week that I wasn’t prepared when my own was tested. Thank God for everyone who put yourselves out there to comment on my status yesterday and text me. And as the Universe would have it, the same lady who took this photo was a big influence in making me understand that sometimes using our voice is uncomfortable for us but helps others. So the pain was temporary and the reward was worth the discomfort. And I was able to move up and on due to the lovelies pictured here. They are my home; my peace and my purpose. And as long as they have my back... life is good. ✌🏻🖤 Off to the “roller rink” Lulu calls it. Pray for me😝 PC: @maycarlson
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Gonna miss these naps and conversations and quiet moments of proof of all the good in this world. ...
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Gonna miss these naps and conversations and quiet moments of proof of all the good in this world. Taking in the few days left before he heads back to school in Seattle and so thankful for every ounce of joy this more mature presence has brought to my life during this phase. I feel 100% confident ... Gonna miss these naps and conversations and quiet moments of proof of all the good in this world. Taking in the few days left before he heads back to school in Seattle and so thankful for every ounce of joy this more mature presence has brought to my life during this phase. I feel 100% confident he is going to kill high school. But I am the one who needs the prayers 😂
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People ask me why I named one of my companies “Not a Basic Life” and it doesn’t pertain to the slang ...
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People ask me why I named one of my companies “Not a Basic Life” and it doesn’t pertain to the slang version of basic, it truly just means I haven’t lived a basic life as most in regards to the many different lives I’ve lived and the bizarre ways things happen. Strange things happen to me almost ... People ask me why I named one of my companies “Not a Basic Life” and it doesn’t pertain to the slang version of basic, it truly just means I haven’t lived a basic life as most in regards to the many different lives I’ve lived and the bizarre ways things happen. Strange things happen to me almost daily. Unexplainable things that always come around in some form later but are usually random in the moment. And because I’ve lived all over and worked online with so many connections I’m bound to always know people who know people. Well I’m blaming today’s circus on the last day of mercury retrograde. Because, why not right?! On the very week I am learning to disconnect from past energy in my @gabbybernstein training, I get the most random events pulling me back into that same place. My last post spoke of being tested and moments later I received texts from a friend who met someone I don’t exactly personally have a past with but did have some issues occur with in the past through Sinjin. Also, I got a number of texts that some of my exes had been posting old photos. So this whole “mercury retrograde brings up people from the past who have not resolved their issues with you and freed themselves of your power over them” just might be real. Because my stuff is resolved, open, out there and stamped. Done. So if anyone knows some good clearing techniques, let a girl know. Preferably how to set someone else free. If that even is a thing. Added texts for proof that I truly do not live a “basic” life. Despite it all being strange, I think I’ll take my friend’s advice and find things more amusing rather than trying to understand them. Anyone else happy MR is done and over?? ✌🏻🌚 Ps. I’m only up and distracting myself because Sinjin is working on my new site. Eeeeee💓
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Today I had some traumatic things happen on my Facebook regarding a man sending me images unsolicited ...
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Today I had some traumatic things happen on my Facebook regarding a man sending me images unsolicited that brought up some things of my past. I posted screenshots of the interaction and went about coaching my clients today. I had slight anxiety about posting because I have mutual friends ... Today I had some traumatic things happen on my Facebook regarding a man sending me images unsolicited that brought up some things of my past. I posted screenshots of the interaction and went about coaching my clients today. I had slight anxiety about posting because I have mutual friends with this person. But I made a promise to myself a while back that I would never play the game of keeping secrets to keep connections (you’ve heard me say that a million times I know;) There was so much chaos on my page when I finally had time to read it and I had a little anxiety once more trying to read everything people wrote but oh my goodness was I overwhelmed by the support of everyone. I was amazed at so many people coming in and having my back. Friends, family, my bf, my bf’s friends, acquaintances and more men than I expected.
The actions of this person caused a lot of old traumas to resurface that thank God I was able to move through due to such amazing support.
I am so proud of myself for standing up for myself and for all the women he’s probably done this too. Moreso I felt sad for his fiancé because you just can’t truly love someone and try to engage with someone else.
But the most amazing part of it all??? Moments after I finished replying to comments, I was asked to be a guest on the podcast “The French Label” by the lovely Marie of @thefrenchlabel. So across an ocean she and I connected and spoke about issues we women face and how we see these issues and it was extremely therapeutic for it.
I told her in the interview that I have never been more happy with my life and I truly mean it.
For the first time, I love myself and my job and honoring my truth completely and fully and the Universe is showing me I’m getting it right.
When you start living your truth, you will be tested and the past few days felt like it. But I passed damn it and that’s all that matters.
Im thankful to everyone who stood up and extremely proud of my bf’s response which was amazing and literally one of the biggest online takedowns I’ve ever seen (bc he’s amazing with words). But most of all, I’m most proud of myself and the daily reminder that more is coming. I got this 🖤✨
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After a day of back to back spiritual coaching clients, I needed some music therapy, flowers and ...
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After a day of back to back spiritual coaching clients, I needed some music therapy, flowers and my favorite corner🖤 Ps. So many exciting changes coming to @notabasiclife since I’m almost done with my @gabbybernstein Spirit Junkie training certification! Can’t wait to show you guys what ... After a day of back to back spiritual coaching clients, I needed some music therapy, flowers and my favorite corner🖤🎶 Ps. So many exciting changes coming to @notabasiclife since I’m almost done with my @gabbybernstein Spirit Junkie training certification! Can’t wait to show you guys what we have up our sleeve and where we are going with @newnativessocial. We finally have the time after finishing @marieforleo’s B-School. If you want to do things right, you gotta learn to invest in the right education and know when to outsource. I still can’t believe that a few short years ago, I visualized the life I have now and it’s here. 🌟
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I saw a quote this morning that said “We are what we listen to.” and immediately knew it fit what I wanted ...
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I saw a quote this morning that said “We are what we listen to.” and immediately knew it fit what I wanted to post about the passing of Aretha Franklin. My body and spirit have always been drawn to soul music. I remember when I recorded in my first studio back when I was singing in a jazz band, I knew ... I saw a quote this morning that said “We are what we listen to.” and immediately knew it fit what I wanted to post about the passing of Aretha Franklin. My body and spirit have always been drawn to soul music. I remember when I recorded in my first studio back when I was singing in a jazz band, I knew I couldn’t sing like Aretha but the producer said “but if you can connect to your soul like Aretha, that’s all that maters.” So for the rest of my time as a singer, that’s all that mattered to me. Soaking up enough music that stirred my spirit in order to try and connect to my soul like she was able to. It’s been years since I did anything as a serious singer but I use music to connect to my inner most cherished places daily. So if we are what we listen to, I’m honored to have a little Aretha down there stirring my soul. She was the best at it. And the first singer to inspire me to crawl out of my small voice and into my powerful “I am woman” voice. She will be remembered for so much. But I will remember her for what she stood for. Beauty and respect. 🙏🏻🖤
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This girl is so brave. Dropped everything she worked for in Seattle in middle school and all her plans ...
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This girl is so brave. Dropped everything she worked for in Seattle in middle school and all her plans for high school; leaving her friends and comfort bc her heart told her she needed to be with her momma. She doesn’t live in comfort zones or easy and that inspires me daily. I asked her at registration ... This girl is so brave. Dropped everything she worked for in Seattle in middle school and all her plans for high school; leaving her friends and comfort bc her heart told her she needed to be with her momma. She doesn’t live in comfort zones or easy and that inspires me daily. I asked her at registration what she was feeling and she said “Like I always do... A little scared but I got this because you are my mom.” 😭😭😭 T minus one week and the party begins. Pray for us 🙏🏻💖
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My job may look weird to some and my office looks like this... but when is the last time you were able ...
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My job may look weird to some and my office looks like this... but when is the last time you were able to watch the sunset in another place from your work? When people lessen “working” from home... I started coaching calls at 11am. Due to some emergency issues with a few clients I had back to back ... My job may look weird to some and my office looks like this... but when is the last time you were able to watch the sunset in another place from your work?
When people lessen “working” from home... I started coaching calls at 11am. Due to some emergency issues with a few clients I had back to back calls until 9. BUT I literally watched the sunset in Chicago with one of my clients.
Fighting fatigue and pain, during this time, my children were left to entertain themselves, Sinjin made 3 meals between building sites for clients and taking new client referral calls, Jade brought me food, I saw Lulu for about 5 mins, I worked on enrolling her in school in between it all, took a friend meltdown call, managed to walk down to get the mail, and received another 5 star review for our work and testimonial for our work.
All on a day when I was scheduled for one call...I ended up on 5.
But this is what I get for starting each day with “Lord help me be of the most value of service to whom you choose in the way you choose it.” Today the list was long; my body tired but my heart full.

I mean... sunsets in freaking Chicago???!! Thanking stars, moons, comets, tacos, saints I can’t pronounce and the Easter bunny for my job and hoping I helped someone amidst it all 🙏🏻❤️
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The best way to spend a Sunday? Starting the day pulling cards for each of us and having “love” be the ...
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The best way to spend a Sunday? Starting the day pulling cards for each of us and having “love” be the center of everyone’s reading. Working with your life and business partner on finally getting every system automated for both businesses and deciding which new possible clients are a good ... The best way to spend a Sunday? Starting the day pulling cards for each of us and having “love” be the center of everyone’s reading. Working with your life and business partner on finally getting every system automated for both businesses and deciding which new possible clients are a good fit for us. Binge watching “Sharp objects” with my babygirl because it’s a rainy day and #mood. Filming thunderstorms with my baby boy because he’s obsessed with weather and documenting like his momma. Snuggles with each of the mentioned throughout the day. And just pure joy and thankfulness I looked around and realized that my life is complete. There could be a few adjustments but I’m okay with the imperfections because they are clearly here for a reason. And complete surrender means I don’t have to know why to be fully content now. Let go and let love y’all! ✌🏻🖤
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Seems simple right? But after writing a blog on “What your profile pic says about you” for an upcoming ...
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Seems simple right? But after writing a blog on “What your profile pic says about you” for an upcoming guest post, I had a realization that made me sad to see how many people not only allow what they post to dictate what “others” think but also what they think of themselves. Now I know this won’t ... Seems simple right? But after writing a blog on “What your profile pic says about you” for an upcoming guest post, I had a realization that made me sad to see how many people not only allow what they post to dictate what “others” think but also what they think of themselves.

Now I know this won’t apply to a part of the population and I’m not speaking to those people. I’m speaking to those who I know are letting social media affect their self love, self esteem and professional growth.
After being a part of many social media focus groups, I can tell you this is not just a personal opinion.
Posting old photos for profile pics... To others it says you are insecure with where you currently are or haven’t invested in yourself to stay up to date with what you are projecting as a professional or persona. If you want someone to trust you, you have to present an honest image. Makes someone wonder if you don’t invest in yourself, why should they invest in you whether it be business or new friendship or relationships. People can’t trust that you are up to date professionally if it seems you are stuck in the past. What you are possibly telling yourself?...”My current self is not good enough. My past self is worth more to show to the world than who I currently am. I afraid to let people see who I truly am. I can not chance people seeing the current me and not accepting it. If I can fool people into thinking this is still who I am, I can live in the past longer. As long as I stay hidden to people publicly, I can live in denial of what I don’t like about myself or aspects of my life I am ashamed of.” Again, there is a small part of the population this does not apply to. But after working with clients for years, I’m confident in this assessment. It’s why I change my own images in a timely manner so people always feel they are getting the most recent updated version of me. Now I’m not saying post new profile pics weekly for instant gratification but definitely take a look at what your current one is telling others. (Cont’d in comments)
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@sinjinhilaski and I went to college for the same thing. Being 9 yrs apart, we had different experiences ...
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@sinjinhilaski and I went to college for the same thing. Being 9 yrs apart, we had different experiences after. I wrote for newspapers and magazines in some major cities before they started going under then switched to blogging very early. And he has always found ways to make writing relevant ... @sinjinhilaski and I went to college for the same thing. Being 9 yrs apart, we had different experiences after. I wrote for newspapers and magazines in some major cities before they started going under then switched to blogging very early. And he has always found ways to make writing relevant stories a very valid artform despite the obstacles he’s faced due to technology and society.
Without a doubt, he’s one of the most talented writers in this city and those who know his writing would back that up hands down...though not many would know because he is humble and doesn’t promote his work seeking a badge or status.
Over the years I’ve watched him fight the naysayers that traditional writing isn’t a lucrative or rewarding job but he has this very old soul that is almost nostalgic for a time he never experienced.
And that’s why I adore him. He’s adjusted some of his ideas to work in a modern way and run a business but he has kept his passion alive through hope that real news and storytelling isn’t dead.
I’ve watched the jealously of less talented writers in this city keep him from positions he should have had but it’s always lead to bigger and more national opportunities.
Yesterday he non-chalantly mentioned he was proud he found he was referenced in a Cornell University Law Journal. And while in today’s world of status and instant gratification, some people wouldn’t care, it’s HUGE.
Because it means his dedication to quality is what sets him apart. He doesn’t always go with easy and he inspires me more than he knows.
I definitely changed my writing over the years to fit more social media standards but he’s been able to light that fire in me again to do the work, tell the story.
And that’s why it’s important to be passionate about what you want to do in life and let it fuel your direction.
I rarely speak of his writing online because I forget not everyone knows but since he won’t say much passed this post, I just wanted to express my public admiration for watching everything he’s gone through, overcome and achieved despite so many obstacles.
So many times we share “couple goals” over superficial things, but this thing? Def worthy 🎩👑 #entrepreneurcouples
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This is what happens when you scroll IG for a lost photo yesterday and go shopping and think... “all ...
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This is what happens when you scroll IG for a lost photo yesterday and go shopping and think... “all of these outfits would be so much cuter with vintage bangs.” I always end up back here. @sinjinhilaski has been pushing for months so he really gets the credit. My life with bangs and no bangs ratio ... This is what happens when you scroll IG for a lost photo yesterday and go shopping and think... “all of these outfits would be so much cuter with vintage bangs.” I always end up back here. @sinjinhilaski has been pushing for months so he really gets the credit. My life with bangs and no bangs ratio is still running about 90/10. Your girl is back!! 😘😂 Oh: and yes I sure did buy white pants for fall/winter. We don’t have rules around here when it comes to fashion.
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When your teen matches your bedroom constantly. 🖤🌚 #hegetsitfromhismomma Sn: Finally got to hang ...
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When your teen matches your bedroom constantly. 🖤🌚 #hegetsitfromhismomma Sn: Finally got to hang the prints Sinjin got me for my birthday our first year together and my first photo of the kids in New Orleans 10 yrs ago #legacy When your teen matches your bedroom constantly. 🖤🌚 #hegetsitfromhismomma Sn: Finally got to hang the prints Sinjin got me for my birthday our first year together and my first photo of the kids in New Orleans 10 yrs ago #legacy 💓
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5 yrs ago I was able to do photos for @birdbakery when they opened and even though the staff has changed ...
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5 yrs ago I was able to do photos for @birdbakery when they opened and even though the staff has changed over the years, the vibe stays the same. From the experience to the brand. And y’all know I’m a sucker for good branding. Coming full circle today... I realized I am still motivated by the owner’s ... 5 yrs ago I was able to do photos for @birdbakery when they opened and even though the staff has changed over the years, the vibe stays the same. From the experience to the brand. And y’all know I’m a sucker for good branding. Coming full circle today... I realized I am still motivated by the owner’s ability to keep the quality and experience top notch when some of the places in this city close one or two years after opening. Working for a business is one thing but owning one is a whole different level of responsibility and I admire their ability to stay popular after the new-place hype faded! Good branding-long standing is our company motto. They get it 💖
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That time the past came knocking and I answered and immediately regretted it <span class="emoji emoji1f648"></span>You know social media ...
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That time the past came knocking and I answered and immediately regretted it You know social media has become a part of your life for so long that when you don’t post, your people feel “a disturbance in the force.” The screenshots are proof that I am loved and my people know me. The energy is real ... That time the past came knocking and I answered and immediately regretted it 🙈You know social media has become a part of your life for so long that when you don’t post, your people feel “a disturbance in the force.” The screenshots are proof that I am loved and my people know me. The energy is real and pure. This photo is proof that I’m here; taken just after a trip to Target to do some retail therapy after what I can only describe as a spiritually draining experience with someone from my past that I had clearly not resolved my trauma over. Someone who had a lot of power over me for so long and my ego would not allow me to surrender my hurt and resentment over. As I dive further into this new work with clients I’m finding the resistance is working harder on me. Testing me to my core. And I trip but I get the hell up, shed a tear but flip my hair and carry on. Even if sometimes it’s harder than others. It’s who I am. It’s what I do. I don’t live in the past because it always threatens the immense joy I feel daily. And I’m just not about that life anymore. Hence why I don’t post throwbacks or hide who I used to be. I wear my growth & mistakes with equally as much pride. Last night’s experience lit a fire in me. And I don’t know what it will lead to, but I know it will be beautiful. I fought to get to a point of surrender where I am genuinely proud of who I am; find joy in my every day no matter what my mind or body does to betray me and I will be damned if anyone ever dictates my narrative. I have this life and it has been a wonderful messy fight from the beginning. So as the kids say “come at me.” Because with the immense support of my friends, children and partner, I will get back up. Every. Damn. Time. Stronger for it. As far as this space, I spent some time going through my feed the other day, so proud of the life I have lived of adventure and magic. This is a season of watching things unfold and documenting when I want not what I feel I have to. I’ve hired a branding manager for the businesses so social media can be fun for me again. Going through old photos was fun but it taught me that I lost the girl who used to post as a celebration of life (more below)
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I know I changed. That was the point. <span class="emoji emoji270c"></span>🏻🦋 PC: @maycarlson Edit: @tezzamb preset
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These humans are my “why.” This place is my sanctuary, my home, my expression of soul. My daily joy. ...
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These humans are my “why.” This place is my sanctuary, my home, my expression of soul. My daily joy. As Jade says, “The force is strong with us.” These humans are my “why.” This place is my sanctuary, my home, my expression of soul. My daily joy. As Jade says, “The force is strong with us.” ✨
Woman crush Wednesday because life is so much fun with this one <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> And because I am literally obsessed ...
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Woman crush Wednesday because life is so much fun with this one And because I am literally obsessed with every shot with our shoot with @maycarlson. So thankful she let me run with my vision even if it was outside of her norm and she even let me choose my edit. Don’t be surprised if it’s just family ... Woman crush Wednesday because life is so much fun with this one 😍 And because I am literally obsessed with every shot with our shoot with @maycarlson. So thankful she let me run with my vision even if it was outside of her norm and she even let me choose my edit. Don’t be surprised if it’s just family photos around here for like the next month 😜
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I wrote this post over 10x and deleted it. But things sit on my heart, pull at my soul and can’t stay ...
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I wrote this post over 10x and deleted it. But things sit on my heart, pull at my soul and can’t stay trapped for long so here I am. Trying to process the experience of being trolled in real life today by women who couldn’t know my story. One of beating/fighting amazing odds to have gotten up and ... I wrote this post over 10x and deleted it. But things sit on my heart, pull at my soul and can’t stay trapped for long so here I am. Trying to process the experience of being trolled in real life today by women who couldn’t know my story. One of beating/fighting amazing odds to have gotten up and dressed today to celebrate lu’s birthday. The pain; the disorientation of my meds; the extreme fatigue. Not to mention the miracles that happened to get me to a place of even being able to dress in more than sweats and leave my house. But we had a family shoot because despite being thin, this is the first time I’ve accepted myself fully and I also wanted to document this new phase for us all. So when a group of ladies at @barnesandnoble were chatting with me and Lu, I was proud I of how far I’ve come even when one said “No way she’s yours your tiny.” But then when they thought we were out of range one said “Yeah more like she dresses 14. Her legs were the size of my arm.” And other bleh comments. I literally froze. I’ve spent a lifetime of riding the weight rollercoaster up & down; been my most insecure thinner, but have NEVER hidden no matter what weight. But I literally waited for them to leave. I was so ashamed of myself to have come so far & not have the courage to walk back up to them and explain that I have fought like hell to even get to the weight I am. And I personally don’t buy into the “dress your age” bullshit because I don’t even know what that means. I was ashamed because this is the exact thing I coach about. I was ashamed that although I’ve stood up for myself many times online, I couldn’t do it in person; that I missed a moment to explain women of ANY size have personal struggles and sometimes I don’t have a choice but to shop in the teen section. That I celebrate every lb gained. But I didn’t. And the moment I hid they won. Now I’m somewhat enlightened enough to know it was a trial, but by the end of the day it got to me. But after sharing with my loves, my kids reassured me that I don’t dress 14 & my love told me that he absolutely loved my size, my outfit and my courage to keep sharing, owning my weight and struggle (cont’d in comments) #lymedisease
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