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PROFILE OVERVIEW OF CHANEEUNCANNY
36.9% of chaneeuncanny's followers are female and 63.1% are male. Average engagement rate on the posts is around 1.10%. The average number of likes per post is 453 and the average number of comments is 20.
Chaneeuncanny loves posting about Cooking, Animals & Pets, Art, Celebrities, Design, Education, Film, Music & Books, Hair & Beauty, Health & Fitness, Food & Drink, Humor, Kids & Parenting, Nature & Outdoors, Travel, Technology, Fashion.
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GENDER OF ENGAGERS FOR CHANEEUNCANNY
AUDIENCE INTERESTS OF CHANEEUNCANNY
- Beauty & Fashion 65.04 %
- Travel & Tourism 55.79 %
- Restaurants, Food & Grocery 53.93 %
- Photography 47.94 %
- Art & Design 47.54 %
- Clothes, Shoes, Handbags & Accessories 45.16 %
- Business & Careers 43.52 %
- Children & Family 38.66 %
- Technology & Science 37.23 %
- Music 36.44 %
- Entertainment 35.50 %
A world of imagination 👀💜
Hehe true story! ~ What’s the “bunny cactus” in your life? The thing that was so perfect when you saw it, that you feel tension when it’s starting to change ... remember: Change doesn’t have to be perceived as a bad thing; it’s a sign that things are evolving 🤗
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I specialized in Fine Arts in high school. And dear lawdddd, I could never draw feet/hands to my liking! I dreaded anatomy class because I never felt confident about my ability to draw intricate details (hence why I always left them out OR just made them look like a box LOL do you seeeee?). Sadly, I actually threw away most of my artwork from high school. I’d chuck them in the trash as soon as they’re graded. But I did happen to hold onto a select few — and this one happened to survive my wrath lol. I remember scrutinizing it thinking, “ugh it’s incomplete, I can’t even get myself to draw the feet!!!” ... but I couldn’t drop it in the trash bin 🤭. I looked at it from arms’ distance, and it struck me as beautiful. It was far from my idealization of perfect but I was extremely proud I drew it... And that’s what suddenly made it perfect. *hug* (“I’m sorry for almost betraying you.” 🥲) Drawing feet and hands ... it was NEVER my forte, and who knows, it may never be! Contrary to my previous self, I don’t believe it makes me any less of an artist. I have no interest in pursuing it because I found something I love creating more than anything else: my simple character memes! I love that their hands look like spatulas and their feet like dildos. It’s SIMPLICITY AT ITS BEST 🙌🏻🤣 I can own that. Now let’s talk about you! What’s something you’ve been magnifying and criticizing about yourself/what you can or cannot do? How can you take a step back to realize just how amazing it is — by changing the yardstick by which you measure it ? OWN YOUR SHIT. After all, it’s 💯 so you! ❤️
Vin was recently a groomsmen for one of his friend’s wedding. As I watched his friend get married to his high school sweetheart, I was so inspired by the couples’ 10+ years of growth, planning, and devoted commitment to one another. It fascinates me to realize that on the flip side of things, I know of so many cases where people have spent up to 2 years (on average) planning their wedding. They’ll stress about the venue, the dress, the invitations, seating arrangements, rehearsals, food handling, floral decorations, music list for the DJ, photography, etc ... and completely fail to plan for their 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 relationship! And so then in marriage, they get surprised. 😱 “Oh wow, I thought you’d change by now.” “Wait, you have 𝐇𝐎𝗪 much in debt?!” “What do you mean you 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 want kids?!” “How are you spending so much money on _____?!” “You 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 told me you had serious health problems” Yep. 🤭 It typically leads to a brutal end. The sad truth is that there are people who will leave important aspects of their relationship up to chance. As if a relationship is some sorta gamble in life. It’s 𝐧𝐨𝐭. It takes conscious work to do life with someone. Though talking about it doesn’t necessarily guarantee anything, it’s still an effective way to create the foundational base of transparency and lifelong partnership. This is why Vin & I enjoy discussing things that aren’t commonly talked about before marriage: ⭐️Do you want kids? How many? When? What would you wanna name them? ⭐️How do you envision we’d be spending our money? For a ring? For travel? For a house? How much? How should we save? ⭐️How will we tackle debt? ⭐️What do you expect from me in the relationship? ⭐️What are your life values? Do you believe our values align? ⭐️What’s something we both need to work on? ⭐️What are your concerns and how can we work together to address them? ⭐️How do we see our lives playing out in the next 5 to 10 years? One of my lifelong goals is to empower people to build long-lasting, fulfilling relationships. That we will start strong and have beautiful things to look forward to with the person we love. ❤️ hope this helped you today.
Which one is a tough 💊 to swallow? Sometimes we don’t realize how we’re setting ourselves up for disappointment and constant pain. These are lessons I wish I knew sooner in life~ 🙌🏻❤️ hope it helps you, too!
🚀 They say “completion is next to godliness”. Let’s get things done! We can do it!
Our very 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 argument being together: I was eating at a sushi restaurant (alone) after work, and I had my phone on silent. 🤳Vin had called me a few times but I evidently missed it. I checked my phone as I was settling the bill, and saw the texts he had sent me. I decided to 𝘵𝘦𝘹𝘵 him back. He texted back: “so, you can’t pick up the phone but you can text back huh?” 𝘔𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘻𝘦. I was confused. I immediately registered this exchange as “hostile”, “sarcastic”, “mean” — and I started finding myself doing what I used to do best: 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩. I got defensive, pushed him away, told him I didn’t want to see him today, and made my way back home. I thought, *𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘳* “what was that?!” ... It was scary for me to witness a side of him I didn’t like at all. Once I got home, I was feeling disheartened. A part of me wanted to call it mquits and find someone “less reactive” (𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤, 𝘩𝘶𝘩? 𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘢𝘥). I wasn’t sure how to ignore what I perceived as a red flag so early on in our relationship 🚩. (I was so good at justifying my own reaction, you see that?) Then I started reflecting on when we had shared what has hurt us in the past. I tried putting myself in his shoes. I didn’t excuse his reaction in the end, but 𝐈 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 as I noticed my own pattern. I texted him, “... wut you doing?” (😂 it took a 𝘓𝘖𝘛 out of me to even write that hahaha) — and a second after, I saw those three little dots that implied a pending response. He wrote back: “thinking of you 🙁” And it instantly melted my need to defend. We established heartfelt communication & apologies & he drove over to pick me up so we can continue our day as planned. ❤️ That day began our practice & journey of creating a deeper love, one where we can be challenged and tested. Despite how silly it may seem, it was indeed a direct mirror reflecting back to us the areas in which we needed to grow and heal in — and the growing never stops! 😝 🌱 If you find yourself wanting something different, ask yourself: What can I DO differently based on what I truly value? Think about it, and then take inspired action.
When looking to invest in a business coaching program, I had been on a call with someone who didn’t resonate with me. After discussing the details, I told him, “Awesome, thanks so much! I do have a couple more programs I want to explore, so I’ll be sure to get back to you by tonight”. He immediately responded with, “There’s a lot of bad coaches out there... you really gotta be careful”. I didn’t like that he said that because: 1️⃣ There are a LOT of good coaches out there who might better fit what I’m looking for and 2️⃣ 🔥 I trust my intuition — And the fact that he’d quickly highlight others’ weaknesses to make himself look better was distasteful. He continued with the tactic of, “if you don’t buy now, it’ll jump from $6K-10K”. Now, I understand sales. I’ve worked in it, I’ve been trained in it, and I’ve been on the other side of being completely sold as well. But damn, some things are getting too old for me 🤦🏼♀️. There’s nothing wrong with it, but I think it’s BLAH when it becomes more about making the sale than it is about truly wanting what’s 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 for the person. This is why when I hop on a call with potential clients, it goes two ways: 1. We genuinely click and are mutually excited to start working together. 2. The person needs more time to explore and make the final decision — to which I say “ABSOLUTELY!” Coaching is like dating. I can’t expect to be everyone’s cup of tea, and if someone else better resonates with them, it’s not my place to tell them they’re making a mistake. I highly encourage people to check people out before making a commitment. Hell, I’ll even tell them to check their budget before making any rash decisions. Cus it feels good to true. And I get to work with dream clients (people I’d choose right back). And guess what?! Sometimes I don’t hear back, and that’s ok — but more often than not, I 𝐝𝐨 hear back! And to me, it’s a day to celebrate and be grateful! I’m not here to “try and make sales” and “make means for a living”. I’m here to live fully and embody success. When we act out of service rather than desperation, we experience abundance❤
𝐅𝐮𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭: 𝐕𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐦𝐞 “𝐋𝐢l’ 𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐩𝐬” 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞. Not necessarily my favorite nickname because there’s nothing 𝘴𝘦𝘹𝘺 about it — but it all started because he claims that I make the same facial expressions as the popular comic character ... but I actually found more than several ways in which I heavily DO relate to dearest little Snoopy. Swipe left 😅✌🏻I’m such a big fan now.
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Dear dreamers, never stop chasing and prioritizing your heart. Pursue and manifest that shit ✊🏻❤️ #justkeepgoing Tag or share to spread an encouraging nudge. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss an encouraging post. 📲 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
👋🏼 Hi! My IG community has grown over 1K followers this past week, so I’d like to introduce myself to the lovely new faces I seeee! 🙋🏻♀️ My name is Chanee, pronounced like Tranny. Or granny. Or Uncanny. I get all sorts of mispronunciations, & my favorite by far is “SHUH-NAYYYY” 😎✨ (ayyyyy). 👀 My birth name is 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 CHAN HEE; legend has it that my mom named me after “COLD” ... because she wanted cold water 💧during delivery. Thanks Mom... “Chanmool” would’ve been “cold water” (but thank gawd she didn’t go that route — like c’mon — CHANMOOL???! *shudder*) 🥴. Either way, I hated my name growing up. Teachers always butchered my name with “CHAN HAY” and so at a very young age, I took out the “H” and never looked back. I wanted to change my name to either Jamie or Charlie, but Chanee stuck with me and probably forever will. ✊🏻👹 ✨🧠 I am a school teacher turned board-certified life coach/hypnotherapist. My journey started two years ago, and I am super grateful to be able to say I do this full-time alongside my lover Vin @atypical_life_coach. (We’re both coaches who aspire to travel while serving people 🧔🏻👱🏻♀️❤️!) If you’re struggling with something, I hope you’ll reach out to either one of us! (You don’t have to do life alone) 🌱 Real talk: I’m also a healing perfectionist. I grew up loving the arts and one day after high school, decided it’s not for me (because I never felt good enough). But I’m flipping the script around and dedicating myself to the process. Hence, you’ll be seeing me share a lot of my sketches and inspo-doodles here. Just wanna say a big Thank You to everyone who has encouraged me thru comments/DMs and have shared my work 🥲 much appreciation from the bottom of my heart! Enough about me! I’d love to hear what you’re focusing on this year/ what your goals are, and what you’re looking forward to in this new year ahead of us. 🥰 Let’s get connected. I’ve gotten to know people from around the world who’ll send me video updates of their kittens, or even share their personal writing. I love it! I’m here for it all ❤️~ 📸 @shelleraiphotos
🌱 “When you can find beauty in nature, you’ll find beauty in everything.” Everything is imperfectly perfect. Every crooked edge, broken branch, withered leaf — it’s exactly the way it’s meant to be, unique in all its curves and textures. (It’s what makes my collection of rocks 𝐑𝐎𝐂𝐊 hehe 🙈!) If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll soak in some nature today! Maybe you can start your own rock collection — anything that’ll kickstart the habit of noticing such intricacies. You are surrounded by beauty everyday. Question is: not CAN YOU — but DO you see it? ✨👀
So... Yesterday was leg day at the gym for us. We woke up at 8:30am today and this was seriously our convo first thing in the morning, lying side by side in bed: 👱🏻♀️ “You sore?” 🧔🏻 “yeah pretty sore” 👱🏻♀️ “... Aw how cute. Well, nice to meet you. I’m a Dino-sore 🦖 Rawr” 🧔🏻 “..... wow. You’re sucha” 👱🏻♀️ “Sucha WHAT??” 🧔🏻 “... an eye sore” 👹👹👹 Heyy!!!! ... and we both burst out laughing. So much pun HA HA HA; We are Sore-ry not sorry! Sigh, we’re so cheesy it’s not even funny. 🥲🤙🏻 Send help.
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Eeeeee 🐣! thank you @simpleoutlinenyc for this lovely surprise!!! ❤️🎨✍️ Vin was like “oh no — where did our 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 go?!” Hahaha while I was more like “how abstract, I love it 𝐱𝟏𝟎𝟎𝟎!” ✊🏻 If any of you guys want a digital drawing in this style, hit up Sonyaaaaa! 🥰 Support your local artist~
Growing up, my mom was a piano teacher and my dad, a pastor. They were both super busy so my 𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 (at age 7) pretty much played the role of mama 🐻 to both me and my brother. *𝐒𝐡𝐮𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐫* She forced me to eat mouthfuls of string beans!!! As a kid who absolutely hated it and would gag over it, this was NOT COOL lol but she was committed to ensuring I eat my veggies. During my teenage years, she had me memorize 300 SAT words a day telling me I will thank her for it one day. She even gave me a curfew. (She was all about that tough love). My younger brother was the one I played all sorts of games with. We used our imagination to play silly things like THE FLOOR IS LAVA, whereas we’d take turns screaming, “𝘏𝘌𝘓𝘗 𝘔𝘌!”, “𝘋𝘜𝘕 𝘓𝘌𝘛 𝘔𝘌 𝘋𝘐𝘌”, as we dramatically slid ourselves down on any staircase ... it was our idea of fun back then. I also used to bribe him with Pokémon cards to eat my licked Doritos because I “didn’t want to waste the corn chips” — I just liked sucking off the MSG 😂. He was the yin to my yang. I think we all tend to look back and wish we could’ve done things differently or were better in some way. I’m sure my parents wish they could’ve been more present. I’m sure my sister wishes she were less “mean”. And I’m definitely sure my brother wishes he never ate my leftover, soggy Doritos yet alone agree to it for a Pokémon card. But I think it’s fair to say it was so US at the time, and we did the best we could with what we knew. ✨ I hope you’ll give yourselves more grace to accept that although there may be things you wish you could change, you did the best you could then — and now you know better! Understanding will always be our greatest superpower in life. Thanks for tuning into my family story 🐣❤️
Hiii ✋🏻𝟓 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐞: 1️⃣ I loooveee to read; I finish 2-3 books per week depending on its size. I do this weird thing where I highlight all the key takeaways so I can type it out on a word document (to later print and re-read) lol; I know there’s an app for concise notes but I don’t like missing out on cool stories 🤓📚 2️⃣ I speak fluent English & Korean, and I am conversational with Spanish; I was able to skip the required language courses in college for passing the Spanish CLEP exam ... by a whopping 𝟐 points 😅✊🏻 𝘔𝘶𝘺 𝘣𝘪𝘦𝘯! 3️⃣ The first thing I ever stole as a kid was a pack of Disney Stickers at a Hallmark store; I had 𝐧𝐨 regrets because I was a demon child. 4️⃣ I am a pastor’s kid. The good kind (I swear I wasn’t 𝘛𝘏𝘈𝘛 bad) 🤔 5️⃣ I’m turning 𝟑𝟎 this August and I’m excited to still be a kid at heart... *gurgle* Do any of these facts surprise you? (Please tell me “yeah, cus you don’t look 30”) 🤗❤️ so I can be like “oh why thank you!” And give you a virtual hug.
Remember: 🏔and ❤️. We mustn’t be complacent in the midst of life’s challenges; for every day we’re still alive, we have the gifted opportunity to chase and nurture our deepest, heart-led calling. __ 🌱 Tag or share to spread an encouraging nudge. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss an encouraging post. 🤳 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
STOP RIGHT THERE! 🖐🏻 I hope you’ll take a moment today to reflect on the content you’ve been watching, reading, listening to, and consuming in the last several days. Ask yourself: ✨ Does it lift me up or bring me down? ✨ Am I becoming more pessimistic or am I encouraged to think on the bright side? ✨ Does it spur positive action from me, or am I left feeling helpless? ✨ What’s been my my biggest focus lately? What am I constantly talking about because it’s always on my mind? Being aware of and in control of what we’re consuming is a form of self-care & discipline. In the same way we need to nourish our body with nutrition and rest, we need to be just as mindful of what our mind is being fed. Why? Because it has a direct impact on our behavior and outlook on life. Sometimes, all we need is that small but significant shift in switching up the channels we’re tuning into. ____ 🌱 Share this with someone who needs a virtual hug 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss an encouraging post. 📲 Save this post to look back to it when you need this reminder. Stay heart happy ❤️
Lol I typically say NO THANK YOU, wbu? 💪🏻 Things you can immediately start flexing your 𝐍𝐎’𝐬 on: - things that don’t serve you - things you know are harmful - participating in gossip - peer pressure - spending time with someone you don’t really want to spend time with - when someone asks for a “small favor” that you know is 𝐧𝐨𝐭 a small favor - the clever salesman you’ve been on the phone with for 30 minutes now... Let’s practice using more NO’s so that our YES’s count towards things we 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 give a shit & feel good about 🙌🏻 AKA “if you really wanna avoid overwhelm/burnout, it’s time to start prioritizing what’s most important in life” ___ 🌱 Tag or share to spread an encouraging nudge. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss an encouraging post. 📲 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
@soulmattersllc Remember when a kind stranger offered to walk us through the beach on his white unicorn? It was pitch dark outside, we were probably lost AF ... and our prince hath come to save us. 🥲❤️ oh the magic, oh what fun. Let’s go back to soak in more sun.
There’s no such thing as “there’s no time to exercise”. A quick look into your phone 🤳𝐬𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 > 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 > 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 — might prove this point. If you’re like me, you at least spend an hour doing the following activities: 📚reading a book 🎧listening to a podcast 🗣watching inspirational talks ❤️catching up with a friend 🔗engaging/networking on social media, or 🧟♀️even doing some mindless scrolling — all of which can be done while you move your bodayyyy. I honestly don’t like hitting the gym all the time. So I’ve found this cool hack that works incredibly well for me: 𝘐𝘕𝘛𝘌𝘎𝘙𝘈𝘛𝘐𝘖𝘕! ... AKA “hitting two birds with one stone”. For instance, I hate hopping on the stair masters because it fucking 𝘣𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘴 — but if I’m reading a book while I’m at it, I’m more focused on learning than internally bitching about the pain so YAY (🐥🐥🪨💥!) All in all, if you know something is important (even when you sense yourself resisting it), try to find ways to make it enjoyable. Life doesn’t have to be one of resistance if we can integrate it as something fun and worthwhile. We all have the same amount of time in a day, but the difference between the quality of our lives lie in what we choose to make time for. Our body is our greatest asset; make time for nurturing and strengthening it. And if you need that extra push, find someone to do it with, or seek those who can keep you accountable 💪🏻❤️
I’m such a kid at heart. I squealed and got 𝐒𝐎 excited when I saw this huge yellow poop statue — one where I can stick my head out of and flaunt this cheesy smile. When’s the last time you were excited to dive into something as unpleasant as shit? LOL probably never, unless it’s as cute as this one! 😅 Which got me to think... Of how 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 it would be if we looked at our issues, our frustrations, our “pile of shit”... as a golden 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 to grow, to learn, to come out the other end (pun intended) with a big smile on our face. 𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞. It’s a big part of our human experience, and we’ve all heard it: shit happens. But I truly do believe amazing things happen when we choose to accept it and embrace the challenges we’re faced with. I’m always fascinated at how in reality, the reality of poop is just NARSTY ... but the moment someone puts some round edges & swirls to it, adds some googly eyes, and makes it squishy, it’s like... the cutest, “I’ve -got-to-have-it” item on the market. In that sense, I suppose it’s fair to say we have total control over the way things are perceived by making some minor adjustments. Let’s get creative! If you’re going through some tough times right now, I hope you know that you’re not alone and we’re all in this together. Drop a deuce 💩💩💩 if this resonated today!
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🎨🖼🌈✨ Consider it your greatest masterpiece. __ Tag or share to spread an encouraging nudge. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss an encouraging post. 📲 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
Sometimes, I wake up with a new song idea fresh in my head (because I heard it in my dream while I was doing something pretty cool like swimming; ahem, I can’t swim for 💩 in real life...) Other times, I wake up with these brilliant concepts, ideas, and equations that make SO much sense while I’m dreaming ... but absolute NO sense later in reality. My upcoming program name came from my dream. And I got so excited because it sounded amazing — but when I googled it to check its availability, it was already taken (dammit). So I’ll have to actually think of another one lol. Some of my best insights came from dreams (yeah, I have fun assigning meaning to them lol). Overall, I pay attention to my dream life because it’s been such a great resource for better understanding more of ME, especially the parts of me that are typically buried deep. All this to say: your coach is a heavy sleeper, I experience lucid dreaming (as in I sometimes control the story if I really want something to play out in a particular way) and for all I know, cool things happen when I become a burrito! Hope everyone’s well rested. Dream big! *mwah* ✨🌙 P.C @atypical_life_coach 😂
The Power of Thoughts ✨What you choose to think has the power to lead you to action. To creative solutions. To a totally different outcome... long story short, it has the power to change your whole life __ 🌱 Tag or share to spread an encouraging nudge. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss an encouraging post. 📲 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
Yayyy date night! Vin surprised me by taking me to this nice seafood restaurant ... thaaaat he used to take his ex to. 😃🔪 As I started eye-ing the menu, I read so many mouth-watering descriptions and had to stop at “honey-golden beets drizzled with 13-year balsamic glaze” ... — 💔 DAH! I had to put the menu down before I gave myself even more options; I wanted everything thus far! 😐 ... and of course it was at 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 very moment that the waiter approached us to ask, “what would you like to order?” 😳 ....Uhhh *lots of stammering* We technically could’ve asked for another minute, but we were also super hungry and didn’t wanna wait another minute SO! we impulsively ordered a bit of everything. Worth it? YA BETCHA! 👩❤️💋👨 (thanks for the lovely dinner, bubba). Vin and I find date nights to be extremely important. We get to prioritize each other, phones and all other distractions set aside — For instance, My bestie @iamdebset had actually sent me a photo of a $400 pair of weird leggings that reminds her of me — Times like that, I don’t dive into our ridiculous text conversations due to date night Bahaha 🤣❤️ (thanks for thinking of me). To be continued!!! Anyways, date nights don’t always have to be some sorta grand thing. It could range from anything fancy/super adventurous to something as chill as a movie night-in surrounded by heaps of blankets and buttered popcorn (ugh, my favorite 😁) There truly is no limit as to what you and your partner can do to have fun and spend time together. Do something that counts towards cultivating that good romance!
Not here to preach about how 2020 was for everyone as I’m pretty sure we all had different experiences. Life is like this game: you gotta play if you want to win, but you’re never guaranteed what you’re gonna get. But you’re at least guaranteed in winning SOMETHING. Some things are within reach — other things, not so much. But you gotta keep playing; after all, you’re playing to win. But interestingly enough, life can also get a bit tricky: the irony is that we get all excited, so excited to play this particular game because we know we’re gonna win SOMETHING, but we don’t realize we’re actually still paying💰. Like wtf— I paid two bucks every time for a guaranteed Ducky, but some ducks I ended up picking up were just 🤭 EW... But I won!!! 🥳 Didn’t get the ducky I wanted? No problem! At least I now have even MORE duckies to add to my odd collection and I can keep trying! Point is: We are so glad to pay when we know we’re getting something back in return. But it’s questionable and even fear-evoking when nothing is guaranteed. Think of all those big-doll machines that have you quit after the first or second attempt! (Or is that just me) lol — and then you see someone holding that very same, giant doll walking right past you with a big, fat smile on their face — and you’re left wondering WHAT! BUT HOW?!?! Chances are, that person tried a couple times more than you did. While you spent $14 on rubber duckies, they spent it on another chance at the big prize. Chances are, they were less afraid of losing and perceived the GAIN worth the potential COST; they were willing to pay the price. By all means, I’m not tryna advocate for gambling LOL. But I hope you get the point. I hope this year, we’ll be less afraid of losing. 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. When you want something big, know that it’ll challenge you. And 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫. 2021 is right around the corner, so Happy new year, everyone! I HOPE YOU ACHIEVE SO MANY SMALL AND BIG WINS IN THIS UPCOMING YEAR 🎊❤️ *mwah!*
A sincere love letter to my fellow perfectionists out there. Sincerely, ME (a slowly recovering perfectionist) ❤️ Let’s change our standards! _____ 🌱 Tag or share with a friend who could use a nudge of encouragement. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss a post. 📲 Save to look back to it when you need this reminder.
Thinking about how much has changed ... Earlier this year, I was working full-time as a nanny and was generously given 1-month paid vacation in August ✈️ It was then that Vin and I flew to Utah to celebrate my birthday. My goal for 2020 was to scale my coaching business so that I can stop juggling multiple jobs. While in Utah, I signed on 6 additional clients, which financially got me to the point where I can comfortably live off of just my clientele working solely on the weekends. I thought, “if this keeps up, I’ll eventually need more hours within the week! I can’t do full-time nannying, my masters degree, and even more coaching all at the same time; I’d have no ME time! — but I had promised the family a year of my commitment, and so I figured I’ll hold back on my business. Besides, nannying felt like the more stable route. I closed my eyes that night feeling secure AF. But the very next morning, I woke up to an email informing me that they no longer needed me to take care of the kids. LOL it was as if the universe said, “be careful what you ask for!” And chuckled as it held space for me to soak it all in 😳. After a few moments, I experienced an overwhelming sense of calm, knowing this was a gift. True story of my life: I’m always taken care of. I DID, in a sense, ask for this. The last 4 months hit me with exponential growth. I was challenged as a newly launched, FULL-TIME entrepreneur. My clientele quickly sky-rocketed as I put myself out there, gave 💯 percent, and in return, was being sent referrals on top of my own endeavors. But it’d be a lie if I said, “And everything was just SO DANDY EVER SINCE!”. Lol oh hell no. Things fluctuated. There’d be last-minute cancellations and no-shows. I had to toughen up, stay resilient, and sometimes even cut ties with unreliable/not-so-aligned clients to stay true to my WHO, WHAT and WHY. It’s been the best rollercoaster ride of my life, one that clarified even my own values. 💡Life will throw you a curveball when you least expect it. And when it does, I hope you’ll see the opportunity that comes with it and snatch it. Life doesn’t just happen 𝐓𝐎 us, but 𝐅𝐎𝐑 us.
We had some serious difficulty in naming our first-ever ☃️ — Me: “He looks like a Greg” ... Vin: “no way, he looks like a Timmy” 😂 (iono— what would you say?!?!) This year, I looked out my window and saw perfect snow; figured it’s the best time to build a friend. I had roughly about 40 minutes before my next client session, and asked Vin with pleading eyes, “do you wanna build a snowman???... 🥺❤️”— and I swear, the look he gave me... if eyes could talk, his would’ve been muttering, “you 𝐊𝐍𝐎𝗪 I can’t say 𝘕𝘖 (without being a dick) if you ask like that .....” — so anyways, yay! — we quickly threw on our jackets, tackled each other in the snow a bit, and then eventually made this cute creature! Vin definitely didn’t want to build a snowman (watch the video at the end) 😂. He went from emotionally resistant to him later 𝘰𝘣𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 over every little detail on his forming masterpiece. And it was all just super sweet. Sweet to see how we can still enjoy the simplest things in life and just PLAY — even when we first deemed it as “stupid”. I asked him afterwards if he had fun, and he was like, “.........Meh, it was ok” ... AKA “YEAH! that was actually really fun!” (He just won’t admit it hahaha). A week before Christmas, he took me on a surprise date to look at holiday light decorations ... It was kinda odd to think I was taking photos of someone else’s house, but go figure! *click*! It was actually really fun, making our way around the neighborhood to see how others decorated their humble abodes; this one person had some sort of karaoke-like station outside their front porch area, and so we hugged, danced and sang in front of the stranger’s house, too. (Pretty weird too, but who gives a shit right?😛). 💡How can you bring 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 into your day? Don’t let those opportunities slip away!
😐 In my head, I have this detestable voice, the one that tells me, “It must be perfect before you show up, before you post, before you share what’s on your mind!” It sucks because it keeps me holding such a “high” standard... one so high, I can’t even see it anymore! In other words, it’s far-fetched, and unrealistic; someone may as well point out that if perfection is my standard, I might as well declare I have NO standards when it comes to myself 🤭! Waiting for the perfect moment, the perfect masterpiece, the perfect ANYTHING has 100% of the time held me back. Holding myself to the standard of perfection from the get-go made me underestimate myself countless times. I spent so many weeks, months, and years mulling over what’s good enough, what’s not — and I was so focused on not wanting to fail that so many dreams of mine never saw the light of day. Because failure hurts. It doesn’t feel good, so if I can prevent that feeling, why would I not ... right?! ... (and this would be the part where your mind goes, “RIGHT ON!!!” and helps you keep that very mission of avoiding pain). But we know better. We can always understand things, things that our mind has trouble comprehending at first. I’m learning new ways to adopt the truth that failure is actually a good thing. Embracing it helps us to form new ideas and other cool innovations. It pushes us to lean into our innate creativity/resourcefulness so that we can start creating the kinda life we want — one that is worth pursuing. When you fail, it simply just means you don’t do everything right. So take it easy on yourself, and never strive for something as impossible as perfection. Take it one day at a time if ya have to, one step at time. 💡what’s something you’ve been holding back because you’re either afraid to fail, or you’ve been stumped with the idea of perfection? For me, it’s been my comics (@chaneeuncannycomics) but I’m keeping an open heart and mind so that I can truly enjoy drawing again. Swipe left to see my most recent one! (My favorite part about it is that it’s actually just a remake of an older comic I made — kinda as a testament that we can always change and evolve, BOOYAH!)
🖕🏼 to the anxiety/panic attack I had down in the middle of the Grand Canyon. __ I don’t know what possessed me to think I’d be totally fine having eaten only an egg and cheese fajita the size of my fist. (I failed to actualize the 10-hr hike in my lil’ noggin 🧠). So five hours in, when my energy had depleted, you can imagine the terror I felt grappling with the fact that we had to climb UP for another five hours. The heavy breathing started happening as I felt hot tears welling up to the brim of my eyeball sockets lol. “I’m not gonna make it... five hours?! NO. No.. NO.” I told Vin to leave me for dead, and that it was nice knowing him. 😢👋🏼 “bbaaaiiii”— but sweet guy, he didn’t! (*cue for a collective “aww”) __ Instead, he held my hand, pulling some of my weight while singing his upbeat chants. The night sky gradually blanketed over us till it got pitch-black, and we took a much-needed moment to sit on this fat rock and stargaze 🌟 yay. It was breathtakingly beautiful... But! we had to keep moving before we got too comfortable, so we whipped out our flashlights and kept going, *trudge trudge trudge*, until 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚, after five gruesome hours, we were back at the top. I wanted to cry, but I was too exhausted to do anything. __ “See, babe?! When you push through, you’ll come out stronger on the other side!” Vin said. But just a few mins later, the ambulance was called because I was struggling to function — so much for stronger hehe. __ But he was right. Next time we go back, I’ll be better prepared; I’ll eat more than just an egg burrito. ✊🏻Shoutout to my anxiety that told me I couldn’t make it, that I should quit and be left for dead. __ 🌟 lesson I learned: When the big picture overwhelms you, break it down to single steps. And keep moving. 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭. ❤️ (thanks, love @atypical_life_coach).
As I’m studying about human psychology and behaviors, I am learning some profound things, one being this: WE NEED CERTAINTY AS HUMAN BEINGS. We all do; there’s no way around it. But I believe that some of us value certainty too much to the point where it stunts our growth. In working with clients, I’m noticing that interestingly enough, our human need for certainty can completely derail us from growing. It becomes our greatest enemy when we seek it in disproportionate measures. __ Here’s an example: since Covid, so many of us have been unemployed and feeling unsure about the world. If you’ve been wired to function primarily off of certainty, it’ll be difficult for you to flow and meet your other essential needs once something “certain” is either stripped away from you, or perhaps just non-existent right now. It’ll be tough to feel significant, to feel love and to love others (cus oh the anxiety) — and you’ll be too afraid to explore other alternatives. Because, once again, CERTAINTY runs 👏your 👏 life 👏. __ On the other hand, let’s bring into the same picture someone who values ... hmm... love and connection!— more than certainty. This person, despite the uncertainty and chaos, will still be able to feel love and stay connected. This person will feel significant in their relationship to others. They’ll have a likelier chance to grow from their experiences because they’re resilient. And because they’re growing, they’re essentially... not dying 😅 Does that make sense? All this to say: How much you value things in your life can sometimes take you in the wrong direction — so we HAVE to be careful about what we are making our life decisions off of! __ 🚫 Certainty is the enemy of growth. ✊🏻 So keep doubting what you believe about yourself, especially your limiting beliefs. Get curious about how WRONG you may be as opposed to how RIGHT you are. Kick that “I’m righteous” BS out the window, and surrender the false idea that you need to feel secure all the time. We never have all the answers, but in growing, we can continuously strive to be just a tad bit less wrong. __ 🌱 Always, always, choose growth. Sending you love wherever you are 💕lmk how you’re doing.
Woot, upgradddeee! Vin and I had so much fun designing the layout of our new space. It definitely was challenging tho; I think I might’ve pushed furniture around at least a dozen times to determine what reaaaalllyyy sticks to my heart haha. I definitely spent hours staring at it like 🤨 (imagine the sun just going down as I’m still standing there... that’s how obsessive it was hahaha) — It’s now been exactly one month since we’ve moved into this sweet, cozy home 🏡 and I’m savoring every moment knowing that this, too, is only temporary (cus who knows where we’ll be in the next year! 👻) __ Swipe all the way to see a throwback of the clutter we used to be surrounded by due to lack of storage area 😅 *shudder* good times. Good times. 🌱 ___ Questions to think or journal about: 💎What’s been a recent upgrade in your life? 💎Are you planning for such, whether it be emotionally, physically, or perhaps even financially? 💎 What can you do to make home actually feel like HOME? __ Take those small to big steps towards achieving whatever you put your mind to. For those who feel discouraged due to lack of resources, think of the first person that comes to mind when you think of someone who became successful having nothing handed over to them. Remember that true success comes not from what resources you have readily available, but your ability/willingness to BE resourceful . ✊🏻 You really can achieve anything you put your mind to! Always, always rooting for you all ❤️
Grab your shovel; we’re gonna get a lil’ messy 🤗. Ah, I love my job ~
💡May your future be as bright as the sun that shines on Utah’s Salt Flats. Swipe for a true story 😂
You ever find yourself wasting so much time tryna decide on what to wear, that your bedroom looks as if a tornado had hit it everytime you rush out that front door? __ 😅 Here’s some tips on simplifying your life: 1. It’s time to get rid of stuff you haven’t worn in years. If you find yourself thinking it’s nice, but you know you’ll be struggling to breathe in it ... 🤨 CHUCK THAT SHIETTTT. 2. 🧸You should know what you have, and where exactly it is. You can accomplish this by keeping your closet filled with your go-to favorites and putting away the rest — someplace you can’t see it (if that makes you feel better). 3. Have select items that are versatile and check off on multiple things on your personalized checklist: it’s cute ☑️ it’s colorful ☑️ it’s super-high quality and comfortable ☑️ I can wear it whenever and wherever ☑️ I can be twinning with my partner ✅✅✅ (psst, check out @bunchofanimals if you think it’s time to say goodbye to plain, uncomfortable undies 🔥🩲) __ Point is: the less we can worry about minor details, the more we can create the freedom to focus more on what’s truly important to us. Don’t mindlessly allow things to take away so much of your time; rather, simplify and hold onto only the things that you absolutely like — and cut your decision-making time in half!
If someone asked you, “Are you happy?”, chances are you’ll start assessing various aspects of your life before giving an actual, honest response. That’s because happiness is something we typically evaluate over time, based on how we feel about things such as our career, financial circumstances, health, relationships, etc. __ But suppose I asked, “Are you joyful?” Or “Is your life filled with joy?”... all of a sudden, it forces us to spit out the truth of our current state. It questions whether or not we’ve been waking up to smell the roses 🌹, or if we’ve been disillusioned to think our existence on Earth means absolutely nothing. __ If we want to be happy, we have to shift our focus on joy. We have to take a deep look into the ways we tend to postpone joy in pursuit of “happiness”, how we fixate our eyes on the final prize so much that we forget to embrace and celebrate the journey. __ Joy is a simple state of happiness. Maybe it’s the smile you put on someone else’s face. Or a cute little plant you bought at a local shop. Maybe it’s the moment you turn on your favorite song while you’re cleaning your room. Or the few minutes you spend lifting a prayer before bedtime. __ I encourage you to rediscover and integrate joy in your life. Choosing joy is rebellious and bold. In my opinion, it’s a badass comeback to the “joy-thieves” of life. It’s like saying, “I love you, bro” to the dude that just tried to steal your wallet. (Like wut??) — and then proceeding to hug him while whispering, “you can have it.”— iono, weird example. But nonetheless, that’s the kinda thanggg that makes absolutely no sense but in a wild way, does. 🥴The world can take away lots... it can try stripping your sense of security, your sense of identity, everything you worked so hard for ... but we can always choose our response. __ What’s bringing you joy right now? Are you joyful? Could you still be “happy” if everything was taken from you? Happiness is an effortless byproduct of our state of being. Happiness is yours when you tap into your joys. I promise, it’s not as far-fetched and elusive as we perceive it to be. __ Hope this resonates. DM me “JOY” if you’d like some guidance today ❤️
I first saw this B&W challenge trending as a form of womens’ empowerment, but thanks to social media, I also learned that the original intent of this challenge was much, much deeper than what meets the eye or ends up getting published on our feeds. (Please do your research if you’re curious — it’s such a good place to start!) __ I always feel a particular way about these challenges. The same way I feel that it shouldn’t have to take a birthday to overtly celebrate someone’s life, it shouldn’t have to take a trend for us to participate and be better advocates. __ I believe our deeper challenge is to question: How can we be better seekers for and in this world? How can we help those we share the Kingdom with? I think this is the heart of the message, this trend, and any other challenge that’s going to come up on social media. The big question of “How can we be better together?” — Because we DO need change. __ If you either participated in this challenge or you’re thinking about doing so because people tagged ya, I encourage you to go beyond the trend and find ways to empower the women around you. Compliment them. Tell them you appreciate them for always being the first to reach out to you. Share something meaningful, something uplifting, something that made you think of them. Let them know you believe in their dreams. Something and anything that allows you to share a piece of your heart. __ Thx: @choibites for being the coolest boss woman I admire, @cheeks4dayzzz for your caring soul and shared love for karaoke, @katty9140 for your witty humor and compassion for animals, @its_onyaa for being my go-to homegirl (thanks for always listening to meee), @sophiahumd for your brilliant mind and your life-changing work in medicine. __ You all are amazing. Thank you for thinking of me and being, in such beautiful ways, a part of my life 💞
A little more than a year ago, I decided to try online dating for the first time and downloaded the app @hinge. I listed out very specific qualities I was looking for in a partner, and Vin evidently stuck his neck out, feeling super confident he fit the bill 😆. (Which was good, granted that a few guys had reacted to it with, “Don’t you think that’s too much to ask for?” — to which my response was, “Hi! No, you’re just not who I’m looking for. Wishing you all the best!”) __ So there he was in the list of people who were awaiting a 👍 or 👎 response (it’s cool how the app works; it allows you to see the list of potentials who have expressed interest). I looked at his dating profile, and truth be told, I hesitated to strike a match with him. There was his selfie with that devilish wink and tongue sticking out (+ this hand sign 🤘🏻lol) and another photo of him showing off his guns 💪🏻 on top of a big rock from some mountain ... it wasn’t my typical idea of a perceivably “humble” man haha ... but I then took notice of the info part where it said, “I’m a psychotherapist” and I thought, “Hmm... interesting.” — and BAM, just like that, I was drawn to the mystery of this seemingly outgoing dude (with the tatted sleeve), who unashamedly uses dad jokes as his pickup line, AND simultaneously holds a career that entails changing peoples’ lives. He got me there. __ So I took my chances. I sent him my number and wrote, “Call me!” (with an exclamation mark 🙉 you know, to express my genuine enthusiasm). A few months into our relationship, he admitted he actually thought I sent that message to the wrong person 😂 I imagine he must’ve blinked several times wondering if I’m either way too easy or crazy... __ I must say, the times we be livin’ in can be pretty crazayyyy...who would’ve thought I’d meet the love of my life in a matter of 3 weeks ... thru an app. __ (🤡❤️ Story to be continued...)
🔥 Don’t be afraid to try again and again, to fail countless times, and be relentless in your pursuits. Cherish the process, your journey, and everything in between. No matter what, refuse to stay comfortable. You got this. __ 💞 Tag a friend or share to give an encouraging nudge. 🙌🏻 DM me for 1:1 coaching. 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss my posts. 📲 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
Find you a man who’ll stop his video game to listen to a dreadfully long recap of an amazing book you just read. 😆(sorry babe, I just love you too much to NOT share this information right away ya kno? HA.) __ Fun fact: I’m a bookworm. Vin is an avid gamer. Thanks to @secretlab and @upliftdesk, we’ve found the perfect combo that allows us to kick back and do our separate thang while sharing the same space. 👍 Dah, total game-changer for us! __ Before this upgrade, I had a small stool I’d scramble to sit on, and we’d both be hovering over my tiny white table half-bent. *shudder* those were some dark days, my friends ... haha but in all seriousness, when it comes to investing in quality things that will improve our well-being ... it’s worth every penny👏 #noregrets
🤷🏻♀️ Some people don’t like the idea of believing “I’m enough” cus it validates complacency and gets people to think they don’t need to change anything. __ That’s definitely one way to look at it! But I see that belief as a crucial component that enables us to tackle challenges in our life. It’s BECAUSE I believe I’m enough that I can push myself, choose growth, and intentionally make space to dream, fail, fail again and again and again, and succeed. __ Too many of y’all feel guilty — for absolutely NO GOOD REASON AT ALL! Listen, if you’re putting hard effort towards your goals, then please don’t badger yourself for taking a break or not seeing results quickly enough. Give yourself the time and patience that is to be expected! 🥵🤍 Focus your worth not solely on what you achieve, but thru the lens of who you are as a person, the quality of your decisions, and how loved you are. That’s it. Allow the rest to unfold. __ You might be the opposite extreme (someone who’s straight up chillin) thinking: “I want this soo bad — but damn, I don’t want to put in the work.”, “I want a thriving relationship but I don’t see a need to improve”, “I know I said I wouldn’t do this again but I decided one more time won’t hurt” .... __ Do you want to fully trust yourself when you make a commitment or not? Do you want to play the achiever or the victim? We’ve gotta learn to be brutally honest and yet resilient. To stay disciplined to stay in the game by beating out toxic habits/thoughts for good. I’m super passionate about this when coaching; I’m all for getting people to become SO.👏FED.👏 UP. 👏 with their own BS — because if you’re not sick of it, you’ll find a way to get comfortable with it. 🤯 (nooooooo!!!) __ It’s gonna take grit, dedication and a whole lot of trust for you to show up for yourself. You ARE enough to achieve anything you put your mind to. So enough to rest when you need to. Do stay in tune with your mental & physical needs as they come; honor them. You’re enough. __ 💞 Feel free to tag someone and share to spread an encouraging nudge. 🙌🏻 DM me for 1:1 coaching 🔔 Turn on my post notifications to never miss my posts. 📲 Save to keep this in your pocket.
Have you been making the mistake of placing your self-worth in how busy you are? ___ Sure, you’re busy. Yep, definitely swamped. You’ve got so much to do, do, do. That’s great. I’m glad you’re moving and getting things done, but we can’t allow ourselves to be fooled into thinking success is measured by how much we’re accomplishing. The moment we start praising ourselves for being so busy is the moment we stop valuing ourselves for who we are. ___ When was the last time you praised yourself for being present, just feeling your feelings, going outdoors to get some fresh air, and doing your best despite how much you feel it’s not enough? How much of that have you been doing during this season? ___ To all of you who do your best in all that you do, I hope you remember that you’re enough. That you don’t have to strive for approval or the next big thing, constantly putting yourself on that hamster wheel of “being busy”. Take that damn break. Go take a nap. Go shake your booty. Make a tik-tok video. Iono, just do what you like! Nobody has a gun to your head telling you what to do… unless it’s you holding it, which in that case, EASY THEREEEE. LET. IT. GO. *lowers your hand down slowly* ___ Honestly, there are days I wake up feeling frazzled because of all that I aim to accomplish for that day, that I overwhelm myself to the point where I’ll get NOTHING done, and Vin will come home and ask me, “How was your day?” — and I’ll be ashamed of myself to say, “Mmmm not productive.. I did nothing…” to which he’ll respond: “Aw babe, that’s great!! We all need that.” And it…feels…so… freaking…wonderful. I feel empowered to think, “Yeah! I DID need that. I actually slept in, read books I wanted to read, went out for a walk, called a friend, decluttered some of my belongings, washed the dishes, … hehe my day was great!” ___ I hope that we’ll always remind ourselves to love ourselves through the journey, not when we reach the “destination”. And I hope we’re extending that love to others as we allow them to have their moments of rest & play. ___ Sending warm hugs to you all this weekend! Psstt… take a breather! __ ❤️ DM me if you need some guidance, let’s chat!
😖 Feeling stuck when it comes to your dream? You often envision yourself doing big things, impacting people doing what you love and are good at. You desire a life that’s aligned to that vision, that vision that won’t leave you alone …you definitely have a calling … but you still question its validity. You’re afraid to take the leap. You doubt yourself. You care too much about peoples’ judgment. Oof, here’ s a big one … You think you’re not good enough. __ *takes out my bat* WOOHOO, OK! You ready? Let’s CRUSH that negative self-talk RIGHT NOW… starting with Luke 8:16 — “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.” __ Holding back sounds a bit ironic after reading that, no? Something sparked inside of you, and you’re like “ahaha…nope!”. I can imagine God being up there like, “🤨 Excuse me???…” lol. Did you choose your mission or did the mission choose you? If you’ve got a gift in helping people with something, run with it. Pass the torch. GO! __ You’re doing it all wrong by making everything about YOU. How YOU feel. How YOU look. How YOU are afraid. You’ve got a choir in your head singing, “Me, Me, Me, Me, Meeeeeeeeeeeeee!” and at some point, you’re going to want them to STFU because it’s starting to feel like nasty flies buzzing in your ear. __ And it WILL shut up. Because you, my dear friend, will remember you’re here to serve. You’ll realize it’s more straining to hide something that’s meant to shine. You’ll find it rather silly to continue doing that. __ Show up to serve the people who need to hear from you - even for that ONE person. If you’re not willing to help that ONE person, what makes you think you have it within you to help thousands more? You’re in closer proximity than you think to someone who needs you right NOW. Please take it seriously. Your service makes a difference when it comes to lighting up our world. We need you tremendously ✨ _ ⭐️Tag or share with a friend who could use an encouraging nudge. 📲 Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
Home sweet home with my hubbabubba ❤️ __ We started cooking! Well, Vin started cooking. As for me, my version of “cooking” looks like: an experimental mix of random ingredients that were found either in the fridge or cupboard, with one hand free-styling the quantities, and two fingers crossed behind my back in hopes that I didn’t butcher the whole thing. I’ve had some successful runs at it ✌🏻; Vin liked it, so hurrah! 😛🎉 “Hmm... it’s actually pretty good” he had said, with his eyes glistening; I swear he stared at me with such a proud look on his face 😂, I was like “oh stahpppitt”. __ ... We’ve also been making it a regular thing to turn on either a sermon, TV show or romantic movie while we’re eating dinner. 💁🏻♀️ It’s been chill. I’m always cuddling on him, hovering over him like some heavy-breathing dragon. Not gonna lie, I could totally get used to spending 24 hours with this dude by my side. I asked him if he felt the same, and he proceeded to choke on his food. ❤️ aw man I love you, too! *attacks him again*. Hope you guys are hanging in there, stuck with whomever at home until further notice 😎✨#noescape
I didn’t just wake up one day knowing my purpose. Many times in my life, I wasn’t even sure what I was passionate about, but I did like a lot of things. I was advised: “Just stick to one thing”, “Finish what you started”, “Don’t quit school right now”, “Always have a Plan B”, “Now is not the time to be wasting time on your hobbies”... I’m not kidding when I say those phrases made me cringe at times. I did see the applicable wisdom in it (especially when it pertains to certain situations and circumstances), but it didn’t resonate with me when I was actively trying to figure ME out. __ 🚫 So no, I didn’t stick to one thing. I tried everything I wanted to try. I didn’t finish what I started because some things simply didn’t click enough. I quit school on multiple occasions to accept exciting job opportunities I didn’t want to lose, and I didn’t have a Plan B; it was always Plan A: follow your gut, girl. __ According to most people, especially to those who worried about my future, I was viewed as irresponsible and naive. I was someone who didn’t know how to pull through ONE thing and achieve those big results. And I get it! Consistency is the one thing that should never be overlooked when trying to achieve something great. But hell, if it’s gonna be consistent, it should be something you’re on fire for.🔥 __ God’s grace never fails us. We may fail, but He never will. He is in the business of turning your “failures” around, taking your broken pieces to recreate His masterpiece. So reset if you need to, try and explore new things when you want to, and don’t you ever forcefully box yourself in to fit the world’s standard of anything. We were made for above and beyond, and called to live a life that aligns to what’s most important within. So trust your intuition and heart. __ You don’t need to carry the pressure of having it all figured out. Let it go. Life is a beautiful mystery with an author who loves surprising endings. I promise. Do what feels right in your heart, be diligent in that matter, and may you be empowered to do great things along the way. 🌸 __ [[𝑰𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝑫𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒓𝒊𝒑𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏: 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒆𝒆 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒆, 𝒖𝒏𝒑𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒖𝒎𝒑𝒚 𝒓𝒐𝒂𝒅𝒔 𝒂𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒅]] ✨
Vin and I love candles for these main reasons: 1️⃣ it sets a soft ambiance similar to that of a 5-star hotel/restaurant. 😂 (no, seriously... like dinner will be cooked and ready, and Vin will go ahead and light up a candle, making me instantly feel like we’re on an expensive date night in the comforts of our own home). I be like, “oh okaaaaayyyy 😉”. __ 2️⃣👃🏻Aromatherapy. It smells good. And good smells make us instantly happy. Feeling stressed? Go stick your nose in a candle! It’s an easy way to remind ourselves to enjoy the small things in life. _ 3️⃣ it makes our home look wholesome AF, even just as a small decor that has a designated place in our space. I’m trying to be better about keeping our space as minimalistic as possible (ahem, 😅 but yeah, that’s still a work in progress) _ 4️⃣ it creates a peaceful environment that encourages me to read and absorb. Vin doesn’t necessarily like reading tho... (swipe right to see what happens 5 minutes into him opening a book 😂). __ And 5️⃣ it creates memories we can attach meaning to, as we associate a certain scent to a time and place in our lives. We like to switch up and try different scents during different seasons. __ Lately, we tried @lapuleus candles, and it has become one of our favorite brands because of its clean, therapeutic scents. I’m talking about the kind of candles where you can continuously smell it and NOT get nauseated by it. And *drool* .... 🤤 the packaging! I’ve already started using the cardboard box as a coin bank, and I’m planning to use the glass container— once all the wax melts— as a pot for my future plant baby (Heh, so resourceful of me, right? 😏). __ Which reasons do you like candles for? (1,2,3,4,5?) 🙂 Share some candle recommendations with us if you’ve got any! ❤️
Throwback to our very first date: we met up around midnight, walked around the city, found a 24-hour diner, and devoured a big plate of choco-chip pancakes 🥞🍽 while chatting up a storm. 🙉 After that, he drove me back home as planned. __ What we DIDN’T expect was to end up talking for several more hours, parked in front of my house, about our goals, desires, fears, past events, beliefs and values. Before we knew it, it was hitting 5AM. The question was there: “Hmm, should we call it a night?” — but we didn’t want to leave each other so instead, we took a much-needed nap in his Jeep (lol), with his head on my shoulder and my head on top of his 😂🧸💤 *patpat* “goodnight”... __ Sharing that moment of peaceful rest and silence while leaning on each other for support ... made me realize there was something undeniably heartwarming, intimate, and pure about our connection. No walls, no anxiety, no distractions, no hidden expectations ... just two people being present to enjoy the gift of vulnerability & presence. It was the epitome of fuzzy feelings! 👩❤️👨 __ Three days ago marked our 9-month anniversary hehe 🎉. I wish I can say “Wow! How time flies!”.... but it actually feels like time is moving slow for us, in the sense that it seems as though we’ve been together for much, much longer. 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♀️”I suppose that’s a good thing?!”~ __ Love you, @vininfante. Thanks for taking me out on fun dates, showing me the beauty of nature any chance you get, teaching me new things, and relentlessly cherishing me as your person. You expand my world just by being in it. 💕 And I’ll never take that for granted.
While I was talking to one of my clients this week about tackling self-sabotaging behaviors, I interjected with this ONE question: “When is it that you’ll decide you’ve had enough?” 💡 __ Is it when you’ve lost everyone close to you because nobody enjoys being around you? Is it when you realize on your death bed that nobody knows who you are? Is it when the doctor informs you that you’re now diagnosed with a life-threatening disease? Is it when someone else gets the job position you’ve been dreaming to get? __ ... WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SAY AND BELIEVE, “OK I’VE HAD ENOUGH”? __ Whatever it is that we want to achieve in life, chances are, we have a whole list of excuses as to why it can’t be achieved. And there’s an equal chance that we’re not even aware of how we’re holding ourselves back! We point fingers at other people, or our circumstances — anything that’ll prevent us from taking responsibility over our own life. __ Nobody will fight your battles for you. The tough pill to swallow here is this: it’s NOT going to be easy. Which means that you’ll have to build that mindset, that resilience, the discipline to stay consistent. __ We have to constantly ask ourselves: who do I need to be to get to where I want to be? What can I do right now to get closer to my goal? What absolutely needs to change? __ 💪🏻 Work for your dreams. Work hard. Invest in yourself. Take leaps of faith whenever you can. You’ll fall, but you’ll get right back up. You keep going. It’s when you know you’ve put your blood, sweat, and tears into what you believe in, that you can sit back and truly enjoy the fruits of your labor. Don’t let anyone trick you into thinking it’s otherwise. __ 🔥Spread this message to someone who could use a nudge 📲 ❤️Save the post to look back to it when you need this reminder.
Here’s a throwback series — to a season in my life, where I was feeling vulnerable, heartbroken and super driven, all at the same time. I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship, moved back home to be with family, and had also quit my full-time job on top of all the new transitions to pursue entrepreneurship. It felt shaky to be so high on ambition but to also be dealing with bursts of sadness, anxiety & resentment. __ This is how I personally got through those dark moments: 1. 💫 decluttered and cleaned out my room; donated more than half my closet to goodwill (it was super therapeutic to let go of a lot of hoarded baggage) 2. 🎨 decorated my empty walls with color & inspiration (to surround myself with positivity and kind reminders)... 3. ✈️ packed a small suitcase and went on a short vacay with my sister to get certified in hypnotherapy 4. 👩💻spent an obsessive amount of hours exploring, reading, learning, reconnecting with God, journaling, exercising, and creating content (mostly music to express my emotions)— and oh! I also trained my puppy to do all sorts of tricks within a week by myself (you have no idea how proud I was of that!!) 🤪 she sho smaaaahhtttt. __ I was desperate for a way out of my pain, that I kept myself super distracted. But I don’t believe I was distracting myself with the “wrong things” like drugs, alcohol, meaningless sex, self-sabotaging behaviors, etc. I want to be sensitive about this because I understand it’s how some people seriously cope and I don’t mean to condemn it as utterly wrong ... but I just knew it wasn’t gonna help me— and so I’m thankful to have had a community of friends & family (including those of you here on IG who sent me such kind messages), who kept me grounded during that time. __ Looking back, it was a much-needed reset. I gained so much more clarity on how I aim to show up in this world. It’s been an overall wild year for me ... in light of my personal story, I wanted to encourage you guys ... _ 👇🏻 READ MY COMMENT DOWN BELOW for some #truthbombs
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