Balance - an impossible ideal? Autumn equinox, in the northern hemisphere, announces a point in which your emotions may find a steadying balance. The autumn equinox is when the day and the night are equal, as the sun enters Libra - who is known for bringing harmony between every extreme. But, as a Libra and lifelong seeker of balance, I can tell you that this ideal of “balance” is one I’ve not yet succeeded in finding. Sometimes I laugh when I think about balance because we are such creatures of polarity. Imagine if we didn’t have the strong complements of night and day, black and white - if all we had was shades of gray. The depth of that philosophy is too much for this morning so here’s what I have for us: On this equinox, may you find grace and ease in balancing the outward, dynamic energy of summer with the inward, introspective energy of winter. May you find harmony between your own yin and yang, masculine and feminine, and feel peace with where you are. May the energy of Libra season bring you beauty, love, laughter, and a welcome shift in whatever direction you need. And as the leaves start to change, and we release long days for longer nights, may you connect with your own moon, welcome the night and grow ever more comfortable with your shadow. And if you find balance, I celebrate you. And if you’re like me, and keep swinging between two ends of a spectrum that may never land softly in the middle, just know I’m with you. You’re perfect like that - deeply human and all.
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You look hot.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Looking in the mirror, what is your self talk like?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Try smiling at the beautiful woman in the mirror.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Say something nice about yourself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What you want to hear from others is what you actually need to say to yourself.
Time for a truth bomb. When I first started my business I didn't have a strategy. I didn’t have a business plan, financial goals, a team, an attorney, accountant, or advisors to help me. All I had was passion, a deep love for yoga and the ocean, and a burning desire to build a life on my own terms. It took me breaking my back in a surfing accident to realize I needed to spend my life doing what I loved, because tomorrow is definitely not promised. I fucked a lot of things up. In nicer words, I ALWAYS learned the hard way. I overpaid collaborators, lost money on events, failed to get things in writing, kept my business finances secret from my husband, didn’t plan things with enough lead time, and never learned how to properly “launch.” And somehow, 5 years down the road, I’m making over $250k a year by helping women fall in love with themselves and use their gifts in service to humanity. And even as we rise together, I notice that ALL OF US feel like we could be doing this business / life game better. All of us worry that we are doing it wrong. But what I keep realizing is there is no such as doing it wrong. What is perfect for us will always unfold (yes, even the hard stuff.) We think we are doing business wrong, that others know better. Doing love wrong, and we should be different as partners. Doing parenthood wrong, and we are messing them up. Doing spirituality wrong, and we are failing the Divine. My love, we are not doing it wrong. Every stepping stone and pitfall is part of the glorious and gritty journey towards our most authentic selves. If your path is winding and slow, cherish it. If you’re on a rocket ship to the moon, hold on and laugh. Wherever you are, please know that you aren’t alone. There’s not a secret, special path that you are missing. You’re doing it right, fuck ups and all, as long as you keep getting back up and choosing to learn and move forward. Cheering you on always. Xoxo
This is where I’m supposed to say last chance. But here’s the truth: scarcity and urgency in marketing are getting kind of tired, right? I mean, you know when someone says “last chance for this offer” that really, it just means last chance for now. Here’s the thing: the urgency to invest in yourself isn’t about me ending an opportunity. It’s about you deciding to live in integrity with who you want to be. Investing in yourself and the success of your business is scary. But it’s mostly scary because you’re afraid of self-sabotage. Or, you think you’re afraid of that. But you really know deep down that if you gave it 100%, you would not just succeed but kick ass, blow it out of the water. So what are you really afraid of? Who that will call you to be. How it will change your relationships. How much it will require you to expand your comfort zone and quit acting like you’re small when you are literally the universe in human form. You’ve been given these gifts, passions, and dreams - and what if you actually used them in service to humanity? Can you imagine how powerful you’d realize you are? There’s be no going back. That’s what you’re afraid of. Your brilliance. But you won’t be afraid when you’re dying. You’ll wish you’d played full out, left nothing on the table. Given all you had. And lived in integrity with who you desire to be. There are no big decisions. You’ll never be ready. Start anyway. Just a few hours left to join Stoke the Fire Accelerator. Maybe you want to say fuck it and trust yourself. Link in bio. 👁🔥💎