Between my Epic two-parter Halloween, the Cub’s winning the WORLD SERIES, and Election mania…I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep. Mix that little sleep with a dramatic election night and what do you get? A hot mess and a major dent in the Halloween candy. I know I’m not alone in this.
With all the things going on in the world and the uncertainty that a lot of us are feeling, it’s important to remember that there are things we have influence and dominion over. FOCUS on those very things. We don’t always have a choice in what’s happening in the world, but we do have choice over how we react.
If you’re feeling sad, angry, or even afraid, that’s ok. Give yourself the time and space to express and work through your feelings. You can choose to free form write – a process that is super cathartic and allows unedited thoughts to surface without judgement. You can also have an adult temper tantrum. Find a safe spot in your house and beat the crap out of a pillow. ( Just make sure your cleaning lady isn’t downstairs — awkward. )
After you feel like you’ve expressed the emotions, it’s important not to dwell there. Focus on what YOU are creating and being the change that you wish to see. If you don’t like the leader that has been chosen for you, are there opportunities in your life where you can lead in a different way?
I promise you this is a way more empowering place to be. Making the other side wrong might feel good in the short-term, but long-term it only leads to more suffering.
Tonight I’m hosting a group of ladies at my home and we will be making vision boards for our future. I know we can’t all be at my house together, but I hope you join me in owning and stepping into the values and visions that you hold for yourself and the planet.
P.S. I will be posting a video on how to make a vision board soon! Stay tuned!
I must confess Halloween has not always been my favorite holiday. Like most holidays it has a lot of hype that it just doesn’t live up to. After I had kids it instantly became more fun. Who doesn’t love dressing up tiny human blobs in furry bear costumes and obsessively kissing and hugging them? Then a funny thing happens, your kids get older and they embrace their own opinions and you really don’t have a lot of control over what they want to wear.
That’s why this year I decided to embrace it for myself again and go all out on an adult Halloween costume. I have to say being in my 30s with kids really made me appreciate going out in a questionable outfit (was i wearing pants?) and throwing caution to the wind for a moment in time.
The next day I wore the same wig for a more wholesome interpretation of Halloween. I feel like I definitely nailed two major parts of myself, the good witch and the bad
witch circus freak.
I hope everyone had a fun Halloween and got to express parts of yourself that you may have been hiding! BOOOOOO!
P.S. You know what’s scarier than Ghosts and Goblins? Carrying a purse that doesn’t match your costume! I’m not sure what conjoined freakshow twins carried in the 1800s but I’m pretty certain it wasn’t Gucci!
Enter then Eyn phone case… it’s discreet and gets the job done so you can hold everything from wigs, to ruby slippers when your children decide they have had enough. You lucky readers get 25% off of the entire EYN website with my code DOPEASSMOM, so shop away!
I wanted to share with you a product that I am loving right now. I might be late to the party but in case you haven’t heard of Egyptian Magic you need to check it out.
I originally put it on my face, which immediately felt hydrated and glowy! My daughter has always had incredibly dry skin. It works wonders overnight and she no longer has cracking or bleeding knuckles.
It’s like the windex cure-all only non toxic and good for you! Put it everywhere people!
P.S My third video is coming out next week! Stay tuned!
It’s official y’all.
Kids across the globe are mental terrorists hell bent on breaking us down through sleep deprivation. How do I know this for sure, you might ask..
I’ve gotten tons of feedback that others have said the exact same thing to their kids. I’ve seen men comment that they can relate and I’ve gotten weird messages from names I can’t pronounce saying “I like mum’s dope ass.” Which says to me two things; It’s an idea that resonates with everyone and I need to start changing my passwords on the regular.
This past Sunday I sent them out to my a few of my closest peeps and their responses were so touching.
My first inclination was to read through them quickly, say ” thank you” and move on. I mean really how many times in our lives do we receive a compliment but not really receive it?
I made it a point to read every single response, take a breath and take it in.
What a different experience! I was immediately filled with gratitude for the relationships I had formed but most importantly for myself! I felt my heart opening and I felt every word from every single person swallow me up like a big warm hug!
Next time someone gives you a compliment, pause and take it in. It’s not conceded to receive something that is meant just for you. Sharing ( and receiving) gratitude immediately raises our vibration and boosts those feel good chemicals in our brains.
On a larger scale I am glad my series is resonating with so many peeps. It makes me feel like I’m not alone in the bedtime struggle and that no matter how much meditation I do it’s still easy to lose my shit the 27th time my kid gets out of bed.
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I am so excited you have landed on my page! There are so many thing I want to share with you, like today my daughter’s carnival fish “Carnie ” transitioned and I think I will always harbor the feeling that I killed it by accidentally putting in too many of those drop things…
All is well in our house though, we have a new beta fish named Stacey and I’m embarking on a parenting milestone, taking on the responsibility of the neglected pets of my children.
In the next couple of days I will be posting a series of videos, a project that I have spent the last few months on and I hope you like them as much as I do!!
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Pour one out for Carnie,