In love with our new chair. Perfect place for a morning coffee ☕️👌🏽 📷 @rebecca.kathryn
"Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility."
- Gary Snyder
On the south shore of the #firthofforth
north east of #edinburgh
is a beautiful little beach town called #northberwick
Quaint, picturesque and lovely even on a cloudy day, this is a place I imagine is crawling with holiday makers in the warmer months. I headed out there the other day with a friend to crawl over the rocks, breath the sea air, wander the streets and clamber up the headland to take in the scenic delights of the place. There was a lot to be found, including a brilliant cup of coffee in one of the back streets, which for me is gold. This is definitely a place to come back to ❤️🌊
#scotland #lovescotland #scotlandbeauty #scotlandlover #coasttrip #beautiful
People bringing you shoes from the USA are 👌
Channeling nautical stripes from @Baukjen
this Tuesday, in a nod to our coastal location which is a pebbles throw from the well, English channel. 🌊
And seriously, there are a lot of pebbles, none of your pink sand here & the wind will take your wind breaker, the sea gulls might take your sandwich & the sea will disappear in the mist (I'm talking about you Monday) but the air will fill your lungs with salty freshness & I for one will never move.❤️
UK 8 (generous fit) slight second /unworn £21.99
I think it's the Hanna striped top rrp £69.00 but don't quote me.
More detail, I'm right here.
Shadow patterns on the ground at the Yarralumla Dog Park today. #canberrastreets
Ice cream Soda STAT
Who doesn’t love to enjoy the nostalgic cream soda and coffee jelly that tickles the tastebuds the taste of childhood memories. 🌱 It’s a not so sunny Tuesday over here, but it is a glorious day full of hope and beauty.
Is it too early to be thinking about lunch? 🐷🐷
Where do you go when you need a change of environment?
Sometimes the challenge isn’t the task at hand – the world is simply telling you to take a break so it can inspire you in greater ways.
Follow me for my 100 days of intentional living challenge where I share daily thoughts on ways to be more intentional about what we do.
Yoga is so much more fun with a friend with you to help support you through the practice. Join myself and @yew_yoga
for an afternoon of fun-filled and relaxing yoga with your partner. Partner Yoga will give you unique opportunities to spend time together with your partner (friend, brother, sister, parent, fiancé, spouse, etc) whilst enjoying all the benefits of yoga.
SUNDAY | 4 MARCH | 2-4pm
at Yoga Mila / Café Mila in Godalming, Surrey
painted this wreath in the wee hours of the morning. Setting in some lettering soon. Stay tuned!
Dreams came true for this little one this morning when we caught a bus to and from Nunna’s house. The look on his face was pure happiness and awe.
One day, when maybe he is asking for more we can give him, I will remind him that the simplest things in life, can make us happy ✨
P.S. How adorable are his little legs dangling off the seat?! 😍
It’s very hard to believe that this time last year we were packing up our house and our one-year-old to move to Italy for a new adventure. It has been a wonderful year; the heavenly food, the enduring sunshine, the beautiful beautiful gardens, growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers and melons on our tiny, sunny balcony, fumbling my way through the Italian language (with a small amount of success) and the gorgeous cities, towns, beaches and mountains we’ve been fortunate to visit. Here I am in my favourite place in the Veneto. Here’s to adventures and seeing your plans through even if they are slightly crazy.
An odd combination of feeling mentally refreshed and very tired after a little trip to Brecon Beacons at the weekend. I don’t think I will ever understand MS fatigue🤔
“We sometimes think of being good at mathematics as an innate ability. You either have “it” or you don’t. But it’s not so much absolute as attitude. You master mathematics if you are willing to try. Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after 30 seconds” (Malcom Gladwell) 🌿
A little reminder to you today, to find what you love and not to give up. Keep going, and want it more than you’ve ever wanted anything in your life. You got this ✌🏻
| PROTECTIVE |
I've always been looking for ways to empower myself when it comes to the health of my family. I've read books, blogs, I've listened to my village, I've listened to my doctors and I still didn't feel empowered
I am LOVING my oils, though. I wake up every morning and I diffuse a protective blend to support our immune systems. In the afternoon, I check in with myself to see what I want to feel and I diffuse that. In the evening before the kids go to bed we roll on our sleep blend and when I go to sleep I diffuse some lavender 😍
Welcome to my new obsession! It smells divine over here 👌
Our personalised prints make lovely gifts for new arrivals and this one is perfect for a monochrome nursery 💕 link in bio
Let's just spend a moment looking at the physical effects of #stress
⠀ - Fatigue⠀
- Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation, and nausea⠀
- Aches, pains, and tense muscles⠀
- Chest pain and rapid heartbeat⠀
- Loss of sexual desire (or ability!) ⠀
- Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear⠀ - Cold or sweaty hands and feet⠀
- Excess sweating⠀
- Dry mouth and difficulty swallowing⠀ - Dental complaints (clenched jaw and grinding teeth)⠀
- Changes anatomical structure & functioning of the brain ⠀ - Disruptions to the neuroendocrine system (eg. nerves and hormones) specifically the release of cortisol.⠀
- Increased inflammation in the body (increasing the risk of heart attack, diabetes & cancer)⠀
- Reduced effectiveness of the immune system (more illnesses, more often)⠀
Now ask yourself what worries are your body carrying?⠀
Are you doing enough to monetise your personal brand? If you’re short on time, type A, B or C in comments below:
A: Yes I am
B: Kind of - but I could definitely do more
C: What does it mean to monetise your personal brand?
p.s. This is the topic of my latest podcast episode with author, speaker and Youpreneur founder @chrisducker.
Link in bio:
WHEN THE FORCE AWAKENS...
When our little one awakens, she almost always feels hungry! 😅
Well, what can you do, right? Domi grows... The force gets stronger with this one. 😉
As Shmi Skywalker would say: “You can’t stop the change, any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” 😊
And who am I to try and stop it? I’m just a simple family man trying to make my way in the fatherhood (thank you Jango for borrowing this one). 🙇🏻😁
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Come cook with me! Registration for my March 10, cooking class opens at 10 am MST. Space is limited so don’t miss it! I’d love to see you at my table!
Well hello! I’ve been absent for the past week because I had my head down finishing my book on snail mail. Eep! I handed it into design on Friday and that felt SO good. This is today’s WIP, part of the design for the back cover (with flowers to celebrate the fact that letter-writing can trigger a blossoming of yourself, creating a world of new opportunities for connection, discovery, realisation, growth, happiness, and beauty.) I can’t wait to reveal this book to you. It has been a huge labour of love, created drip by drip from 5am mornings, and I am equal parts terrified and over-the-moon that it is almost ready to share. 🌿🌸 #creativehappylife #abmcrafty #brownpaperpackages #snailmailaddict #letterboxlove #papercraft #snailmailcommunity #stationerylove #penpallingandletters #artofmail #mybeautifulsimplicity #bloomandgrow #natureonthepage #underthefloralspell #dailydoseofpretty #flowerporn #botanicalforagersunitedsocietyinc #flowerpower #flowermagic #inspofinds #astilllifestyle #aquietstyle #thesimpleeveryday #loveforanalogue #enjoythelittlethings #thehappynow #inpraiseofslowness #alifeofintention #nothingisordinary #thedailys
(ps. Cover concept by @bootspaper
, fabulous two-tone mug from @nicelysourced
Today was a hard one. But, I’m so thankful to have some warmer weather on our hands & a visit from @hannahjolovasco
for the next couple days 🙌🏻
Isle Contadora of the Panamanian Pearl Islands. Once home to pirates, pearl harvesters, the exiled Shah of Persia (now Iran), and other rich and famous peeps. Today though, things are looking a bit different.
Picture-perfect island adjectives and anecdotes aside, there are some mysterious spots... like the abandoned stretch of hotel structures overlooking the longest beach on the island. On the same beach, a shipwrecked ferry sits decorated with rust and graffiti. Odd, yet it makes for an interesting playground to explore ✌️
On Feb. 23, I'll be at the United Nations sharing my voice in pursuit of global progress with over 1,500 other passionate Americans! You can experience the United Nations Association of the United States of America's Global Engagement Summit along with me—watch the livestream at📍http://webtv.un.org and join the conversation using #USAforUN
the simplest of things sometimes make me the happiest. like the light snowfall in Denver today ❄️
Home is where the sun shines bright, waves crash and the palm trees grow. 💆🏻♀️
Will I ever tire of neutrals on neutrals on neutrals? Doubtful.
I was really really happy here 💫
When I tell people I'm pursuing a career in interior design they ask me to decorate their house like that's all I do 😂
While picking a nice color scheme and furniture pieces is definitely fun, I promise that's not all that we do. .
Interior design might seem pretty or even glamorous on the surface but in reality there's a lot of blood, sweat, tears and lack of sleep that go into a project. Respect the process and everything will be beautiful 😊
So I'm taking a break from all the hardwork. Anyone wanna come with me to see #theblackpanther
You made it through Monday, treat yo’self. 🍩🍩🍩
Also, in case you missed the story announcement, @marley.sue
were the art print shopping spree winners! Congrats, ladies! & A huge, v big thank you to everyone who entered. 🤗
The littles and I have been LOVING the Wild + Free Handcrafts collection! Putting that embroidery thread (that I picked up for all of a quarter at a garage sale last summer!) to use in these beautiful cuff bracelets. Thanks for another great resource @wildandfree.co
! You are the source of so much of our homeschooling - and LIFE - inspiration 😊
So many gorgeous books and manuscripts in the manuscript collection at Safnahúsið. This is the Skarðsbók Jónsbók—a copy of the Icelandic law code from 1363. 📚🌻 #stopandsmellthebooks
That’s the question that repeatedly leads to growth and healing in my life.
✨Why do I have that thought?
✨Why do I feel that feeling?
✨Why am I so irritated by her?
✨Why am I afraid to take step?
✨Why am I so angry when my daughter does that?
These are the type of questions I constantly ask myself. Like a two-year-old, I want to know why I am the way I am and why others are the way they are. By asking why, I remain curious and willing and able to delve deeper into underlying motivations, conditions, and feelings. It helps me feel compassion toward myself and others when mistakes are made or unkindness happens.
And it keeps me committed to a growth and healing mindset. By being willing to ask why, seek deeper meaning, and uncover hidden triggers, I have healed so many emotional wounds. And with that healing inevitably comes more peace and happiness.
Do you ask WHY?
Yesterday was such a special day! We dedicated Sophie to the Lord during church in the morning, and then spent the rest of the day celebrating with family, food, and baby snuggles! // Sophie girl, our prayer is that you come to have a personal relationship with Jesus someday. He loves you more than any human could. He made you, he died for you, and he wants you to run to him! In the meantime, we promise to lovingly raise you and guide you to know your God! // The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. - Isaiah 58:11