I went for a walk the other day, before my dad's catastrophic stroke. I know it's been a bit of crazy time recently, I seem to have had my share of heartache, but hope is a crazy thing, and for some reason, I have an endless supply. I still believe my dad will be ok despite what is known, I also believe I'll share the love of raising a family, even if it's in an unconventional way. Going through so much trauma has made me stronger and even though the worst case scenario often happens, I still believe good will come of things. It might not be in the way we want, but often I find it's dished out in the way we need.
I'm so grateful for the love of friends, for your support and kindness. It's infectious and makes me more determined to pass that kindness on. A big, empathetic heart means more than anything, and I see so much love from people in a time where we hear about so much intolerance. Thank you and arohanui - love from New Zealand 💖💖💖
There is great strength in kindness, in being courteous, and simply being empathetic. It shows an ability to connect in a very real and raw way. When you bring a thoughtful approach to all your relationships, it doesn't mean you are overthinking or anything of that sort, but that you are letting go of the weight of ego and pride. ⠀⠀
This doesn't mean you should be walked over, not at all. It means you are prepared for honesty and willing to connect honestly right back. It doesn't mean breakdown and let your emotions overwhelm you, not at all, it means you understand your emotions and are the watcher of them, rather than the person living in them.⠀⠀
I've found that the person who constantly acts out of emotion to get their way tends to not really enjoy the beauty and good things around them and often is doing it out of underlying fears, rather than strength. On the other hand, some of the "strongest" men and women I've known have all had common traits of showing humility, compassion, and honesty. If they lived in a different age, they’d be generals, hunters, and the first to risk their lives to save others, but in today’s world, they are peaceful warriors with all the same strengths. And if push came to shove, they’d never back down from a challenge. ~ Inder :)
I always wanted a mustang, ever since I was a child. When I turned 16 I asked my dad for one and he told me “you can get a job and get your own.” So that’s what happened.
After graduating high school I was in an accident where a driver totaled my 2015 mustang. Trust me that was a hard blow, physically and mentally. After that it took me 3 years to work and grind and eventually be able to purchase another mustang. This time a 2014. None the less, I love this car and I appreciate it more for the work I’ve put into it.
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It has been 16 months since being able to bear my full weight on my hands. I have worked patiently, diligently, and passionately. I have had set backs, stall outs, and minor forward progress. I have spent time mourning the loss of a physical practice that may never be the same again. I recommitted to practicing in whatever way my body, breath, and mind would support me to do and nothing more.
Today, 16 months after the last time I stood on my hands, I felt strong enough to try. I am confident in the fact that I supported my wrists, that I didn't overdo it, that I took my time kicking up, and I listened to when my body had had enough and I stopped. Today I stood on my hands for the first time in 16 months. It was an exciting experience to say the least. To know yoga beyond the mat, first out of necessity and the inability to practice physically and then simply because there is joy in discovering new ways to learn and study.
The tools of my practice have helped me through the toughest of times and kept me from giving up, even when I am unsure if things in my body will ever change for the healthier again. I just keep showing up for myself and eventually they do. Things unfold. Without me efforting more than is necessary and without pushing so far beyond edges that I crash. Cool stuff, this yoga.
We are all children. A brief thought on humanity's Intrinsic value. "As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has--or ever will have--something inside that is unique to all time. It's our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression." - #MisterRogers. Stay Fresh, Stay Kind, Be The Seed. - RW #growtogether#kindness#usatoday#foxnews#msnbc#nbc#lasvegas#vegasborn#love
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Used To -- Ziggy Alberts🌊
I kept forgetting the second verse as you can tell hahah, but this has been one of my favorite songs to cover cuz i made up the chord progression and it fit nicely, spread love, art and music my friends <33
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T H A N K Y O U | Saskia has been very busy over the festive season, taking on research to find a charitable organisation that she is truly passionate about.
💛 We are absolutely thrilled that Saskia has decided to support our work in the prevention of youth homelessness.
This week, after a busy afternoon swimming, Saskia stopped by our office to present a cheque donation of $1,000.00. What an amazing contribution to our studio and scholarship programs! But she’s not stopping there.
Although Saskia has a big year ahead, commencing grade 7 in a couple of weeks, she has registered her interest to be involved as a volunteer too!
Saskia presented the cheque to Amy-Lou (Community Partnerships) who says, “It is really terrific to see young people caring about young people, and to want to make a difference like this is remarkable, I applaud Saskia’s passion for the prevention of youth homelessness and thank those who are supporting her efforts.”
Last year, Saskia and four of her friends held a joint birthday party and raised funds for Kids Under Cover in lieu of receiving presents. Together they raised almost $4,000.00 for Kids Under Cover.
Please join us in thanking Saskia for her incredible support. 👏👏👏
Extra special receiving heartfelt thanks from a staff member addressed to the Chief Executive & Director of Medical Services.......
“I am writing to say a huge thank you on behalf of my family to Monash Health for the care provided to my dad in his recent admission under the Cardiothoracic team. It was an unexpected admission, but throughout the 3.5 weeks that he was in, we were impressed with the care & support provided by every team, ward & department. I would like to say a special thanks to the medical, nursing, physio & allied health, food services & cleaning staff in the following areas:
•cardiothoracics & ward 32
•cardiology & CCU
•geriatrics/aged care team
And anyone else I may have missed involved in his care during those weeks.
It has been my privilege to work at Monash Health for most of the past two decades, and it is also the place I rely on for help when my family needs medical care. I am proud to be part of this organisation, & will always be grateful for the expertise, kindness & support it has offered my family members in their time of need.”