natalykogan @natalykogan

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Founder of Happier, Inc. | Speaker | Author | Artist | Yogi | My joy is to help you practice yours. πŸ’– *My book comes out May 2018 πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ»*

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Behind the happiness: Which caption below do you think is the one that fits this photo?
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"Love my little writing spot with all the art and books around to inspire me."
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"Having a total crisis of confidence about my book and siting here in half-tears half-exhaustion 11pm trying to find  my way through the maze in my head."
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It's the second one (although I normally do love this writing spot). But yesterday I had one of the roughest days on this book writing journey and a complete crisis of confidence. So hard when you're creating something personal not to get shaken up and I know this is part of the process. But whoa, yesterday was tough.
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If you're going through a crisis of confidence what I can share is to keep going. Reach our for support -- I'm grateful to have a publisher and editor I could get in touch with and who had smart and comforting words to share. Nurture yourself - I had an inclination to stay up all night working but knew that I needed rest. Be gentle with your inner voice - this is hard, you're doing your best, keep doing. πŸ’–#gratitude #happiernow #bepresent
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Behind the happiness: Which caption below do you think is the one that fits this photo? . "Love my little writing spot with all the art and books around to inspire me." . OR . "Having a total crisis of confidence about my book and siting here in half-tears half-exhaustion 11pm trying to find my way through the maze in my head." . . . It's the second one (although I normally do love this writing spot). But yesterday I had one of the roughest days on this book writing journey and a complete crisis of confidence. So hard when you're creating something personal not to get shaken up and I know this is part of the process. But whoa, yesterday was tough. . If you're going through a crisis of confidence what I can share is to keep going. Reach our for support -- I'm grateful to have a publisher and editor I could get in touch with and who had smart and comforting words to share. Nurture yourself - I had an inclination to stay up all night working but knew that I needed rest. Be gentle with your inner voice - this is hard, you're doing your best, keep doing. πŸ’–#gratitude #happiernow #bepresent

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Monday gratitudes: I'm grateful for a warm cup of tea with tons of milk after a chilly walk.
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I'm grateful for kiddo's tightest hugs. And for @avispiv sending me silly gifs because he knows I'm super stressed out.
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I'm grateful for a warmer than usual October day. And for beautiful colors on my walk.
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I'm grateful for being able to edit my book while comfortably sitting in my favorite chair, wrapped in a blanket. I'm grateful to have such thoughtful hardworking editors helping me in this process.
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I'm grateful for two soft-boiled eggs for breakfast that always remind me of my childhood.
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I'm grateful for knowing that when I'm stressed, that the best cure is gratitude - and some hugs and warm tea;) Wishing you many moments of gratitude today, friends! #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent
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Monday gratitudes: I'm grateful for a warm cup of tea with tons of milk after a chilly walk. ... I'm grateful for kiddo's tightest hugs. And for @avispiv sending me silly gifs because he knows I'm super stressed out. ... I'm grateful for a warmer than usual October day. And for beautiful colors on my walk. ... I'm grateful for being able to edit my book while comfortably sitting in my favorite chair, wrapped in a blanket. I'm grateful to have such thoughtful hardworking editors helping me in this process. ... I'm grateful for two soft-boiled eggs for breakfast that always remind me of my childhood. ... I'm grateful for knowing that when I'm stressed, that the best cure is gratitude - and some hugs and warm tea;) Wishing you many moments of gratitude today, friends! #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent

A little neon dancing awesomeness for your Sunday, curtesy of our amazing @miakoganspivack πŸ’ƒ#latinballroom #dancer #eltonjohn
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A little neon dancing awesomeness for your Sunday, curtesy of our amazing @miakoganspivack πŸ’ƒ#latinballroom #dancer #eltonjohn

Watching the clouds give way to brilliant blues and feeling so grateful for this reminder that behind the darkness there is always light. #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent
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Watching the clouds give way to brilliant blues and feeling so grateful for this reminder that behind the darkness there is always light. #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent

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Book copy edits on a Saturday night, with a burst of tulip beauty and a sip of wine. Happy Saturday, friends! πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ» #gratitude #happiernow
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Book copy edits on a Saturday night, with a burst of tulip beauty and a sip of wine. Happy Saturday, friends! πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ» #gratitude #happiernow

Sound up! It's Friday and this week was brutal - so time for a little dance party!
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@miakoganspivack you make my insides and outsides dance. Thank you for YOU!!! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜
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#gratitude #happiernow #yourefabulousfriday
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Sound up! It's Friday and this week was brutal - so time for a little dance party! ... @miakoganspivack you make my insides and outsides dance. Thank you for YOU!!! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ’–πŸ˜ ... #gratitude #happiernow #yourefabulousfriday

#tbt to strolling around this unexpected patch of bamboo deep in the Tuscan countryside. My beautiful soul sister and yoga teacher @jojobeno and I were about to lead a week-long Nutrition for Your Soul retreat and I remember this moment when we were taking a walk and she said: "You look so happy, stop, I need to take a photo!" #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent #bamboo #tuscany
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#tbt to strolling around this unexpected patch of bamboo deep in the Tuscan countryside. My beautiful soul sister and yoga teacher @jojobeno and I were about to lead a week-long Nutrition for Your Soul retreat and I remember this moment when we were taking a walk and she said: "You look so happy, stop, I need to take a photo!" #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent #bamboo #tuscany

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Feeling totally overwhelmed with what I need to get done and paused to remind myself to be freaking GRATEFUL for having so much work that brings me meaning, for having so many things to learn and create.
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This isn't easy to do, I won't lie - to accept that I actually won't be able to get through all the bajillion things on my to-do list. But I feel less overwhelmed when I consider that I'm not actually supposed to get trough it all, that there is always some else to do, build, discover.
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We aren't meant to "get it all done." I mean, if we got it all done, what would be left?;) So here's hoping that my reminder can also help release a bit of your stress today. #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent
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Feeling totally overwhelmed with what I need to get done and paused to remind myself to be freaking GRATEFUL for having so much work that brings me meaning, for having so many things to learn and create. ... This isn't easy to do, I won't lie - to accept that I actually won't be able to get through all the bajillion things on my to-do list. But I feel less overwhelmed when I consider that I'm not actually supposed to get trough it all, that there is always some else to do, build, discover. ... We aren't meant to "get it all done." I mean, if we got it all done, what would be left?;) So here's hoping that my reminder can also help release a bit of your stress today. #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent

Even though we lived in NYC a decade ago, there are moments when I visit and it still feels like home. Love this shot of all the lights I snapped tonight on my walk back to the hotel. #gratitude #happiernow #ilovenyc #nycskyline #nyc
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Even though we lived in NYC a decade ago, there are moments when I visit and it still feels like home. Love this shot of all the lights I snapped tonight on my walk back to the hotel. #gratitude #happiernow #ilovenyc #nycskyline #nyc

Monday reminders on my journal. Made these stickers with my art in the background and they are helping me catch my breath on this busy gray Monday. #gratitude #happiernow #bepositive
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Monday reminders on my journal. Made these stickers with my art in the background and they are helping me catch my breath on this busy gray Monday. #gratitude #happiernow #bepositive

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Sending you some Saturday sunshine, friends! I hope you find a few tiny moments of joy in your day. πŸ’–
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Photo credit @miakoganspivack who said "Mama, hold on, don't move, the light is amazing!" #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent
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Sending you some Saturday sunshine, friends! I hope you find a few tiny moments of joy in your day. πŸ’– ... Photo credit @miakoganspivack who said "Mama, hold on, don't move, the light is amazing!" #gratitude #happiernow #bepresent

Sometimes a single moment of beauty is the brightest reminder of the miracles that are right here, within our lives, in this very moment. #happiernow #gratitude #bepresent
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Sometimes a single moment of beauty is the brightest reminder of the miracles that are right here, within our lives, in this very moment. #happiernow #gratitude #bepresent

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