ko phangan | surat thani | thailand
Rest, Relaxation, Adequate Sleep & Stress Management all play a vital role in our health. ✨
Cortisol & melatonin are the two main hormones that help regulate our energy levels. Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, keeps us awake, alert & energized. Melatonin, known as the sleep hormone, helps us relax, unwind & sleep at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When these hormones become unbalanced, side effects such as irritability, malnutrition, poor concentration, weight loss/weight gain, low energy, headaches, heart palpitations, anxiety, depression, slow metabolism and/or weakened immune often occur. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The last two years, I’ve had a hard time trying to create the right flow of all of these hormones. My stress levels were unbeleivably HIGH while my energy levels were extremely low I was working 2 part time jobs, trying to raise a family while also jump starting my career - on top of that, trying to have a social life AND keep up with my IG - sooner than I knew ... BURNOUT & DEPRESSION!
Remember, Prevention is key! We must, recognize the signs & symptoms before it gets to late - then take action! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here are some personal self care tips that helped me get out of my funk: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Forced Relaxation
2. Quality conversations.
3. Helping others - the less time I spent thinking about myself, and started helping out others, helped keep my mind positive.
4. Daily physical activity, even if it’s small.
5. Stepped out of my comfort zone & met some new friends.
6. Stopped caring so much about what other people thought of me
7. CBD, Hemp & THC
8. Soul searching through painting, drawing & creating.
9. Seeing Medical Professionals & finally obtaining Health Insurance ( that was huge ) also - Anti anxiety medication ( it's not for everyone, but it can be worth a try - I was resistant at first, but finally found something that worked for me). Don't ashamed if this ends up being your route.
10. Drawing closer to nature, God & the outdoors. ——————————————————————✨What’s helped you get through the hard times & come out on top? Would love your advice!✨💛
“It is worse to stay where one does not belong at all, than to wander about lost for a while and looking for the psychic and soulful kinship one requires” -Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Link in my bio for all the photos from our last girls camping trip at Two Jack Lake 🧡
Welcome to the church of powder day saints...God bless the send 🤙🏽❆ // @blenderseyewear
Dreaming and scheming for a weekend like this...
Anyone else got outdoor plans for the weekend? I’ll be on auntie duty and I can’t wait to spend some quality time at a few @rei
events with my little bug ❤️
Read about the latest evolution of #StepOn
(available November 5) through the link in our bio. We talked to riders and engineers about what makes our binding system great, plus our big plans for the future. Spoiler alert: we want to make Step On accessible for everybody. #BurtonGirls #GetDownRiseUp
Esta es la cara que se me ha quedado al enterarme de la nueva apertura de la nueva @burtonstoreibk
.... Si estas cerca, no te pierdas hoy la inauguración... 🎉🏂
por la invitación, esta vez no podremos estar allí pero lo primero que hará Laurita al llegar a Innsbruck sera ir a la tienda a tocar y oler toda la nueva coleccion... 😍✨ Se de uno que ya se esta hechado las manos a la cabeza 🤦🏻♂
Ahora toca seguir trabajando para sacar a la luz nuevos proyectos y esta vez, vosotros sois nuestro motor.
This is the face I had when I got to know about the new opening of the @burtonstoreibk
in Anich Strasse.... If you are around don’t miss the opening today ... 🎉🏂 .
for the invitation, this time we can’t be there but the first thing that Laurita will do when she arrives to Innsbruck is going to the store to touch and smell the whole new collection ...😍✨ .
I know a guy that is already seeing himself a whole evening waiting for me while I try on every single piece of clothing🤦🏻
Now we have to keep working to bring new projects to light and this time, you are our engine.
Oh boy two publishings (is that a word?¿) this month. I've never really considered myself a "snowboard photographer" as I do portraits for work mostly and I'm so obsessed with riding I don't usually bring a camera. But.. over the last few years I've had the awesome honour of being published in various snowboard mags around 12 times now if I'm counting right. I'm beginning to think I should get a little more serious about it now. I'm so excited for this winter and all the opportunities that are coming with it so my camera will be beside me more often. Also keep your eyes peeled for some more photos in @snowboardcanada
coming soon. I freaking love this sport and everyone it. Thank you for everything!!
ko phangan | surat thani | thailand
Having healthy, trustworthy relationships is a key component to finding peace & happiness. 💛🌿
Whether these relationships are family members, friends, significant others, coworkers, neighbors, or even pets - having an unbreakable bond with others, gives us a sense of meaning in life. If the relationship is selfless, it opens up the door for compassion & love. Healthy relationships help keep us in check, motivated & accountable - bringing balance into our life. 🦋🌲
Healthy relationships thrive on working together, instead of working against each other. It takes a lot of work & patience - but, these challenges only help us grow into a stronger, healthier relationship. Eventually, with a splash of grace, discipline & understanding - TRUST is developed, allowing peace to thrive. 🌙
Granted, family isn't always defined by blood - but rather those who continually support you, love you, choose to see the good in you - helping you get through the good times & the bad. 🌸
Forever am I grateful for this amazing man & all the adventures we have shared together - gratefull for my friends & family who have guided me to where I am today - grateful for my kids who teach me to be a better person every day & forever grateful to God for blessing me with such a BEAUTIFUL life! 🙏🏼💛
2 redeye flights last night starting at 12:55am with Jack Jack in tow (he was perfect on both flights) made us some TIRED freaking humans when we finally made it to Michigan.
What do we choose to do first?!? Test out @jaimeinnis
clutch at-home gym & sauna set up. 🏋🏼♀️💯 We approve, and I’m feeling a million times better...even if I’m only running off 2 hours of sleep. 😴 #prioritiesfirst #mittenstate
Be like honey, like Water, like Wind.
brave new world
bangkok | pathum wan | thailand
Nothing can dim my light that shines within // my good friends at @voited
have made this awesome pillow blanket that has become my all time favorite travel accessory. They’ve given me a discount code to share with my followers for 20% off! If you know me, you know I’m alllll about those discounts! Go give all the designs a look and use code KRISTENWHAT at check out! 💛🧡 PC: @sarahelizabethkeyphotography
mana island | mamanuca | fiji
As mentioned in my story - I’m dedicating a post every day this week, to talk about coping & overcoming illnesses at a greater capacity. I received a lot of positive feedback on a previous post & felt inspired to share some of my tips to creating a happy, healthy life! 😊 These can be applied to almost any wellness goal, - from mental, physical, spiritual & emotional health. I believe we must be healthy in all aspects, in order to be truly happy & healthy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My first and most important piece of advice, is TO LEARN HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF! 💗 We cannot make any progress until we understand & appreciate our own personal self worth. For those of you who are stuck here, know this can often be the HARDEST spot to get out of - REMEMBER you of all people DESERVE TO BE HAPPY - and with enough discipline & dedication, you will get there! Here are some of my favorite books I’ve read over the last year that have helped me get out of this hump: 📚 Captivating / Mastering Your Mean Girl / The Battlefield of the Mind & You are A Badass. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Once you have started to tap into this world of self worth & potential - start transfering that optimistic energy into practicing self care & self love. Everytime a bad thought comes running into your mind - flush it out and replace it with only POSITIVE THOUGHTS. Start making yourself a priority, eat healthy foods, do things you love to do, grab lunch with a friend, spend the day at a spa.. Anything you feel like you need to bring positive energy into your life…START DOING IT RIGHT NOW!!! Put the phone down & stop comparing yourself to everyone on social media. And last - don't be afraid to shine ✨- you are so worthy of being healthy & happy, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How have you overcome feeling down and depressed? Would love to hear YOUR story! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📷 | @beauramsey
I just want to be lost as last //
ko samui | surat thani | thailand
bangkok | phra nakhon | thailand
bangkok | pathum wan | thailand
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hands of man. I like to believe this is where the mystical creatures of the forests of Big Sur live //
When you get paid to workout + stick to your goals, you show up, even on moving day. 🐒
Last week I found myself taking pictures of every inch of this sweet little sanctuary. Part of my heart hurts having to leave this space. 🌑🌒🌓 But a bigger part of my heart knows it’s time to move on to new things. Change can be scary, but change is also the only constant in our lives. So I’m choosing to lean in, love on my little family, pack these boxes, and feel SO FREAKING GRATEFUL for the blood sweat and tears we’ve dedicated to ourselves and our business over the last 2.5 years. God is so good, all of the time. ⭐️ #TeamRootToRise #movingday #adulting
monuriki | mamanuca | fiji
Sometimes we just need a beautiful place to help us clear our minds //
t.g.i.f. ✌🏽🐝 hope everyone has a great weekend, weather forecast is looking 🤤🙌🏽!