why hire anyone else?
this is a role i took over
about 3 years ago. yup,
3 years ago. i didn’t
always have this role, nor
did i even feel i knew what
to do if i acquired it. was
i worthy enough for it?
would it ever be mine?
it always seemed to be
someone else’s job, not
mine. for quite some time.
sometimes it was my parents’
sometimes it was god’s
sometimes it was the media’s
sometimes it was my culture’s
sometimes it was my religion’s
at one point it was even
google’s job! and although
it was my life, i never really
feel like it was mine.
i felt helpless. purposeless.
stagnant. forced. depressed.
useless. powerless. confused.
things have changed. i
have spent countless days
delving deep into the
infiniteness that is me.
i have come to understand
where i came from—my
parents, my culture, my
education, my religion.
i built a radical acceptance
for where i am now—in
spite of the media and
what google or instagram
says. and i am more hopeful
for the future than ever.
is my role. and i am proudly
choosing to reclaim it.
i am now aware that i
co-create my reality with
all these external forces,
but do so most powerfully
and effectively with my own
inner knowing—with MY
power, passion and purpose.
i, like you, possess the innate ability to make choices that
make or break my reality.
i feel creative. powerful.
graceful. passionate. full.
inspired. receptive. happy.
light. lively. the list goes on.
so... who’s your creative director? ⤵️
to the light that gets me through my darkest days and that’s down to play, always—thank you
here’s a lil #throwback of me and my #mce! scroll back in time 😱 can’t wait to be your +1 this weekend (and forevs)
1️⃣ 2014 - One Year Anniversary
2️⃣ 2017 - @risefestival a couple weeks ago
3️⃣ 2017 - Four Year Anniversary
4️⃣ 2016 - @larrymei’s 25th birthday in Hawaii
5️⃣ 2015 - spontaneously stayed in Venice for a weekend of @gotrla fun
6️⃣ 2015 - baby us on one of our picnics in the park
7️⃣ 2014 - 3 years ago, a couple days ago at @disneyland when we first got our annual passes
8️⃣ 2013 - baby us on our first out-of-state trip to Seattle to visit @heyitzpj@kgemmalyn and just little Alexa at the time
9️⃣ 2012 - baby us in SF for our first trip together everrr
🔟 2011 - #friendsgiving at @rainiervilla’s, time fliiiies
i’m so grateful for every second spent with you #iluhubetch
help us have some fun while revolutionizing rescue dog adoption 🐶
we’re *almost* sold out! RSVP via the link in my bio and check out the life-changing work we’re doing at @thedogcafe_la to see what it’s all about!
these monthly #dogyoga workshops are probably my favorite yoga classes to host! they’re perfect for beginners, seasoned yogis, doggo lovers and coffee lovers. that’s basically everyone and anyone!
if you’re new to yoga, this is the perfect, carefree way to get started. if you’re looking for a way to change up your practice while making a difference, this is a compassionate way to do it. if you dig rescue pups and coffee cups, come thru!
slw flwn with slwdwn by @domitsdope
this is what i’ve been
a moment to slow
and be out of
to stop and
learning to move with
every day—every moment—is an opportunity to begin again 🌝 inspo from @lovebyluna.co
Today’s #MondayMantra ✨
I’ve gotten caught up in dark places a handful of times in my life because I took something personally. When I take things personally, my ego takes over, I play the blame game, and it turns into a “me, myself, and I” issue. The narrative often sounds something like, “S/he did xyz, what did I do to make that happen?” “It’s my fault. Maybe I should do abc, so xyz doesn’t happen again.” And the narrative goes on and on.
The thing that’s worked best for me is to create AND maintain clear boundaries in order to draw out what shit flys and what shit doesn’t fly with me. Also, it’s one thing to empathize and understand that someone else may be suffering, therefore they are projecting onto you... BUT it’s important not to take it as your own. Just imagine that domino effect!
This is something I work with all the time—something I had to deal with this past Friday, in fact! It’s tough too when it has to do with loved ones, and with words that cut like knives or actions that open old wounds.
At the end of the day, we only have control over OUR OWN thoughts, feelings or actions. It is our responsibility to remain accountable for US. We have no control over anyone else’s thoughts, feelings or actions. What we DO have control over is our choice to respond with love, good wishes, and forgiveness OR react with hate, negative thoughts and resentment.
So, have you ever taken something personally? What does your narrative sound like when you take something personally? Do you choose to react or respond? What do your personal boundaries look like? ⤵️
i am a lone wolf type of girl and am usually very comfortable doing things by myself. lately, that hasn’t been the case.
ever since that last incident i had with the despicable men hollering at me in my neighborhood, my anxiety has skyrocketed and i’ve never felt so uncomfortable being by myself.
i’ve held off on running outdoors for over 4 months—if you know me, you know i love being outdoors in general! i haven’t felt very present or safe when i’ve been outside as of late, often pre-occupied with thoughts about these past experiences and fearing future ones. it’s an unpleasant feeling to experience at any degree.
after many years of running alone and putting this off, i decided to start #runningwithboogs 😍 best. decision. ever! running has always given me this magical sense of presence, probably the first form of meditation i ever practiced. and today, with boogs running alongside me, i felt more present than ever! of course this isn’t to say that i’m 100% safe, but i’m maintaining awareness and enjoying the journey and my #happyplace again!
⁉️ has fear ever held you back from doing something you love? what was it and how’d you deal?
#runningwithdogs | 🐶 | for his first time ever running with someone, he did so well! we walked and practiced running (while marking everything in sight) for about 1 mile, and blazed local trails for over 3 miles. it took time for us to adjust to each other in this new environment, but we got it! can’t wait for our next run 😄