💁🏼♀️What does "wherever you go, there you are" mean to you? Please share below!!⤵️⤵️
As I sit here, on the dock, soaking up the hot sun ☀️ I watch as my children swim, and the dogs bark, splashing and laughing. I actually sit and watch my children more closely and allow the feelings of overwhelming love just flow. For so many years I rushed through my minutes, hours, days,years. But Now I'm definitely more mindful and in the moment. Because I truly know how precious time is, as my children are growing up before my eyes.
For far to many years I attempted to get away from myself, I was always searching for something or someone to make me happy, the grass constantly appeared greener someplace else. I was just never content in the moment. My brain was always spinning, and I was always living in fear. I always had a feeling in the pit of my stomach, a hole, and I tried everything to ignore it. I was always thinking about the past mistakes I had made in my life, and always worried about things that might happen in the future. I was never ok in the moment. One day something changed for me. I finally got sick of being constantly worried. And I started living my life differently. I started taking care of ME. I stopped worrying about everyone else. And started LIVING FOR ME!!! (And of course my kids)
All we have to do is stop. JUST STOP 🛑 . For right now, this very moment, is all there is. Nothing else is going on. Nothing else is happening. There's nowhere to go. And being right here with ourselves is exactly where we want to be. Be happy now, don’t wait till it’s all done, earned, bought, sold, made, expanded, healed, under control, in the right place, etc.
I started getting up early in the morning, doing my workout, and meditating. I was more peaceful, I was able to control my emotions better. Meditation is not about changing your thoughts from negative to positive instead it’s about learning to observing your own thoughts the way they are, It’s about letting your emotions and feelings flow, not trying to stop them but learn how to handle them. Your feelings and emotions don’t have power on you, YOU have the power, your brain and mind have the power.
I wanted to clarify something along with this post. I don’t ever want to take away from the horror that is addiction. *I* personally am not an addict. I was on the fast track to becoming an alcoholic, but I was able to stop it in its tracks when I saw it becoming a continuous problem. I am thankful beyond the moon and stars for the support I have in my life in my decision to quit drinking, and I know some people don’t have that support and my heart aches for you. That is so hard. What my goal is with this page is to shout it from the roof tops that you don’t need to be labeled an alcoholic to have a problem with alcohol and that your reasons for quitting are SO VALID. Your reasons MATTER. You don’t need to be lying in a ditch and arrested by the cops to take alcohol out of the equation. That stopped me from stopping SO MANY TIMES. I also want to show that you can live a fun, vibrant life without alcohol. I’ve never been to rehab. I’ve never had a DUI. I rarely blacked out but I did get ridiculously drunk and caused massive amounts of heartache and chaos and drama. I did drink in the mornings to curb hangovers sometimes. I did suffer from horrific anxiety and depression due to my alcohol consumption. So for me, the story I’ve painted for myself isn’t the same as someone else’s story. It may come off as too light hearted for people who are physically addicted to alcohol, and I get that. I’m just here to help anyone feel less alone. Like these stones, everyone’s story is so different. But they’re all beautiful and broken and colorful and filled with darkness and everything in between. And they ALL MATTER. Whether you are addicted, or you’re not but alcohol is the main culprit in an anxiety fueled life, I’m here and you’re welcome here. Don’t let others make up this decision for you. I know it’s hard, but you ultimately make your own decisions and you can take back that power any second you want. (again, I know it’s a different story and not so easy with people who are physically addicted). It can be wonderful life, friends. Also, anyone get the feeling that this post is kind of like an Oprah meme? Please tell me you get what I’m talking about. Anyway, love you all.
What that theme song said 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼
Afro Cardio Jam Class & Smoothie Social this Friday night! Come for fun, dance moves inspired by the African continent (by @joharimayfield
), a smoothie sampling, & interactive nutrition talk (by @veganmani
THe CLASS: "(West) African dance can be more complex but I've created a fun and easy workout for movers new to fitness and/or dance as a ritual. It’s one of the best cardio workouts. Your heart has to work hard to pump to the upper and lower body simultaneously." - Johari
NUTRITION: "Being in recovery from substance use disorder has meant relearning how to eat and nourish my mind and body. Smoothies are easy and fun to make. Fiber, serotonin and dopamine play an important role in stabilizing my moods in a way that feels less clinical." - Johari
Limited spots remain—DM us to RSVP! Flyer in highlights. ✨
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, today & every day. We see you & appreciate all the things you do. We understand this may also be a tough day for some; we see you, too. 💐
We’re so excited to announce our first-ever competitive basketball tournament on June 23rd at @basketballcitynyc
! Tournament will be followed by brunch, an awards ceremony, and an auction!
9-10AM: Sign in and pick up your jersey
10AM-1PM: Basketball games
1-2PM: Brunch, awards ceremony and auction
Please register your teams by Monday, June 17th. Must be 18 years or older to play.
RSVP as a spectator, register a team, or donate/sponsor at link in bio!
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC GOLDBERG VOLKMAR AND HIS PASSION FOR BASKETBALL.
Join us on 5/22 at @92ndstreety
as we make stackable bangles! Learn to transform wire into delicate sculptural forms by hammering, texturing, and forming. Limited spots available. RSVP now!
Hiiiii friends! So I changed this instagram name to “A Sober Friend” because while I love reppin’ the Midwest, it felt a little excluding. I want everyone to feel welcome here and I want to form connections with you all despite where you live. However, for you midwesterners, my message is I’M HERE! Sober sisters are here and we’re alive and kickin’ and that’s what I wanted to achieve. To let other sober people know they’re not alone in the wide open spaces of the Midwest. That being said, I still want to aim some of my posts towards the Midwest and specifically Nebraska because it really does feel like finding sober people here is like trying to find a needle in a haystack (we’re not the most...progressive of places) but from now on, I want it to be much more inclusive. After all, we don’t have to live in the same region to be sober friends. Plus, I have traveled a lot in my life and my family all live overseas in Austria and Poland, so it didn’t feel authentic to just stick to the Midwest. I love the whole world and want the whole world to know how kickass you can be in sobriety. So with that said, you’re all welcome here. Love, A Sober Friend💚
🎶I've got your horse right here. His name is Paul Revere 🎶
It's Derby Day! Our friends throw a fantastic Kentucky Derby party every year. I love a party that I get to dress my children up for and one where I get to wear a hat. I ate soooooo much good food, caught up with friends, marveled over new babies and put a little money on some randomly picked horses. Good times all around. I also greatly appreciated the La Croix at the bar ❤. Good friends and good times.
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Zoolander face! Lol ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We are sober, not boring. Find your tribe of sober warriors, because the truth is, they understand the madness that goes on in your mind. They understand the importance of recovery coming first. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have supportive family and friends, but they don’t understand my thought process. Some people are amazed when I tell them I still go to AA meetings. They think, since it was so long ago, I’m in a sense “cured.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sure, I don’t think about drinking anymore. That doesn’t mean I don’t have the stinkin thinkin or a brain that will easily tell me I don’t need to work on myself. If I only, surround myself with ppl that don’t understand the importance of my recovery, then I’ll easily fall short taking care of me and putting recovery first. I’ve had weeks where I’ll be in situations with alcohol present, I wasn’t affected emotionally by it. Then i’d dream about a relapse. So it’s still very strongly engrained, the subconscious is powerful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
is such a great friend. He’s kind, supportive and has no ulterior motives. He supports everyone on their journey, and provokes challenging thoughts. He listens with no judgment, that is a great friend.
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💕Some days you have to step away from the rest of the World 🌎 to understand yourself💕
I have learned if I quiet my surroundings, quiet my mind, and really Listen to my inner voice, it will guide me in the right direction. Listening to your heart, and trusting that a higher power is guiding you in the right direction. you can trust that you are exactly where your suppose to be.