We arrived here literally as the tide was turning, the sun was starting to set, a rain shower was building in the distance, and a new moon just two days away. 🌑 We didn’t plan to come; it was a spur-of-the moment decision that felt right... and then: THIS. Chase said, “Mommy, look at the sky over there; it’s like an angel!” 😇 And all I could do was smile, because he showed me, so clearly, that despite these constant, uncertain, uncontrollable ebbs and flows of our lives, a perfectly-present seed of mindfulness lies grounded within. Sometimes we (especially us adulting-humans 😜) just need a little help bringing it to the surface. #mindfulness #movingmeditation
Stretching every day to its limits (and sometimes stretching momma to hers, too 😜).
☺️ “If someone does not smile at you, be generous and offer your own smile. Nobody needs a smile more than the one that cannot smile to others.” Dalai Lama (I think!) ☀️ I know I need this reminder some days more than others. #useyoursmiletochangetheworld #mindfulness #bepresent #liveinthemoment #mindfulkids #balancedandbarefoot #outdoorplay
8 kids + 1 camera = 🤪 Makes it much easier to enjoy a dreary day when one of your favorite families comes to visit! ❤️ Need a separate caption for the look the little ones are giving me, though 😂
🎤 Under the circumstances, I’m pretty sure Alexa could have done worse 🤷🏻♀️
🌧 What if, instead of choosing to wallow in the gloom of a rainy day, we, instead, happily, with curiosity, looked for the next big puddle in which to splash?! 💦 Better yet, what if we did so without it even occurring to us that we’d follow any other path but that one that brings us joy? #rainydaysandmondays #perspective #bepresent #beherenow #mindset #mindfulness #lessonsfromatoddler #acim
Scrolling thru old photos today and this one gave me pause. —————————> It rarely occurs to me at the time, but watching little humans simply PLAY can be such a profound life lesson. Here, they’re all prepared to take a leap, but they approach it so differently. It reminds me of how we all take such varied approaches to life: not all of us will be ready leap at the same time, or the same way, or with the same finesse 😉... and still others of us will need to go step-by-step with someone holding our hand the whole time. 😍 And no particular way is right, and no particular way is wrong... it all just IS. #gratitude #mindfulness #play
Pretty sure Chase has decided “breakfast-as-usual” back home tomorrow won’t be quite the same! 🥐 ~ ~~~~> Actually, he just knew I was taking a picture and wanted to be difficult... either way, tomorrow should be fun! 🙄😂
👨🏼🎓 The whole reason we made the trip! 3 hours on the high-speed train to Grenoble. 🤞🏼we make it thru the ceremony without disaster!