Go outside. Don’t tell anyone and don’t bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see. We walk in our sleep and teach our muscles to work without thinking and I dare you to walk where you have not yet walked and I dare you to notice. Don’t try to get anything out of it, because you won’t. Don’t try to make use of it, because you can’t. And that’s the point. Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
There’s a whole world out there, right outside your window. You’d be a fool to miss it. - Charlotte Erikkson #worldtravel#localescapes#virginiaforlovers#digitalnomadlife#writelife#militaryfamilylife#zensavvymomma
[My Booming Year tip] SHARE YOUR DREAMS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
YOU ARE NOT AN ISLAND. (Although you might wish you were on one. Nobody to answer to, nobody to take care of, nobody to take into account, nobody to worry about! Bliss!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are NOT alone in this and you wanting to build a booming business and life for yourself DOES impact others. Especially the ones you wake up with every day!
Start sharing your dreams with the people that matter to you. Not to get permission or validation. Because, truth be told, it might take a while before you get your people on board (and you might even loose some along the way). But to slowly invite them in to your world.
Tell your family what it would mean to you if you could pull this off. Maybe not even tell them about all the women you want to empower or the lives you want to change, but DO tell them about what it would mean to YOU and what you would be able to do for your FAMILY.
Tell them: “I want to be able to do this for us, because I would love to….” And give them some examples of how you see the future together.
I WOULD LOVE TO:
Work from wherever and buy tickets for myself and our daughter to join you on your business trips to Bangkok, Amsterdam and Los Angeles and discover the world together
Invite all my dearest friends to come to Ibiza for my 50th birthday. I want to rent a beautiful boho-chic hacienda with wooden floors and a swimming pool outside and we will celebrate life together.
NOW they might get a better understanding why you are working so hard (and that it's not all a selfish act!) and you WILL feel more and more supported along the way. You are in this together now!
Paint the picture and bring your dreams to life! What would that picture look like for you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You can create your own Booming Year with the FREE planner link in bio @mariellehoogenboom
I spent the entire day with my #pwbkenya2018 team at Kenyatta Hospital in the children’s ward, then the burns unit. As heartbreaking as it was, it was also incredibly heartwarming. The smiles, laughter and joy were abundant and these kids longed for our attention and affection. I wanted to give so much more then I felt I could!! We performed and played alongside the incredible Sarakasi Trust group called Smiles for Change who visit and entertain every Friday. They are so wonderful and I am already looking forward to going back again with them next week!! You can make a change as little as it seems to be! Check also my new blogposts. More pictures more stories (in German). Link in the bio! #smilesforchange#performerswithoutborders#sarakasitrust
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Brand new #RenegadeRadioPodcast on Finding Your Purpose with @zanderfryer
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Check link in the bio if you wanna hear more about me!
Vibrant photo by @ockeydockey a photographer for weddings and brands, as well as a top-notch video content instructor // "I learned more about the culture of Hawaii on this trip to Molokai than I have in the seven years I’ve lived on Oahu.
The locals radiated love and the true aloha spirit! We were greeted with kisses on the cheek and warm hugs wherever we went. It was amazing how much respect the Hawaiians have for the land. .
Whenever the locals enter a land that is sacred, they ask God above for permission to enter. And whenever they leave, they say “Mahalo” for letting them enter.
We learned when going to waterfalls it's important to put a tea leaf in the water and if the tea leaf floats then you can enter and if it sinks then you shouldn't get in the water and also that you shouldn’t take anything from the land when you visit sacred waterfalls because it is a sign of disrespects and will bring bad luck.
There was a royal coconut grove where we learned was the place that King Kamehameha and his Warriors chanted and wash themselves in the freshwater springs. When on the boat tour, we brought bananas (my bad haha!) and had to throw them over board because in ancient Hawaiian folklore there's a superstition that bananas on a boat will not only bring no fish but bad luck.
One of the coolest things we learned was about Mana. Mana is considered to be a sacred spiritual force existing in the universe. When on the island of Molokai you can feel the Mana, probably because of the reverence the people have for the island."