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#throwbackthursday ... To the time I had an ACTUAL haircut (vs a covid cut) and put on a REAL outfit (like jeans and shit.... oh my gawd I haven’t worn jeans in like, 6 months😆) versus my now ‘work’ attire which includes -maybe- a nice-ish shirt and then total sweats/ lounge wear hidden from all zoom calls🤷‍♀️True story.... ... 👖🩳Maybe we need to do a ‘Pants Challenge’ again...(see my highlights for details)? Who’s in??? Comment below

🤔Hula Hoop Problems🤪 ... The image on Amazon for this duct tape (for my hula hoops) was VERY misleading🤦‍♀️ ... 😆Story Time😆So I have these hula hoops that I’ve carried around FOR YEARS from house to house. I’ve always propped them up outside the front door as some sort of hippy welcome or something.... Often times, if I was relaxing in the yard, I’d pick up a hoop and give it a twirl! ... Whelp, we moved last March and I’ve broken my hippie-hula-hoop ritual as they’ve been staring at me every time I go into the garage. So, as a result of seeing them@everyday when I go to jump rope, I’ve been inspired to “re-tape” them (aka wrap some fresh new tape on the hoops to make em pretty again!) ... I THOUGHT I was getting a regular size role of duct tape with POLKA DOTS and COLORFUL GOLD STRIPES. I sure as shit did but now I’m not sure I can even cover them damn thing...look how TINY those rolls are?!😆 ... I’ll have to report back...

This Affectionate Dog is Bringing So Much Joy To Firefighters Battling California's Blazes

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Kerith the golden retriever ives in Marin County, California. Her task? Helping firefighters battling wildfires and other blazes feel better.

💛Good News for Ya: Love this so so much..."Kerith is boosting morale during the crew’s morning briefing,” Heidi Carmen, Kerith’s human caretaker, told CNN. “She brings levity and a sense of playfulness even though they know the task of the day will be challenging.”

Garden is just about dead for the season😭 BUT I’ve taken careful care of my new-ish green-baby succulents! ... I thought succulents would be super easy but apparently, they’re a whole thing and I binged watched YouTube videos on growing them and reporting and watering them 🤯Like woah! ... So, it’s now been a couple weeks since I’ve reported them and they’re so happy! ... 💡Now I need-since I didn’t kill them- (all), I need some sort of plant stand... got any ideas? Comment below! ... These babies need to be SEEN! ( and yes, that’s a llama planter. I have two and yes, they are awesome🤪) ... @namastream : this is my first round of indoor plants. They take WAY more care then my Neanderthal gardening methods.... ...

🍨Sweet Treat Alert🍨 ... Some days- like the days when you have FRESH blueberries AND nectarines- are the best days to dress them up with some vanilla ice cream 🤩 ... I mean, what a treat indeed!!! ... 🔹What’s one of your favorite treats? Comment below

💻Have you considered creating a digital education series for your clients?💻 ... It can be a great supplement to your massage service menu and it can add additional value to any in-person offerings too! 💡Quick Tips to Get Started⁣⁣💡 ⁣⁣ 🔷Choose Topics That Your Community is Interested In⁣⁣ What healthy habits are you in conversation about with your clients? Some examples of useful topics could be:⁣⁣ +Self-Massage Techniques⁣⁣ +How To Give the Perfect Foot Massage⁣⁣ +Massage 101 for Kids⁣⁣ +Massage With Props! How To use everyday objects as tools for massage⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔷Create a Private Group on FB⁣⁣ Don't forget to add your members (invite all your current clients)⁣⁣! ⁣⁣ 🔷Decide to Pre-Record Videos or Go Live (or both)⁣⁣ Going LIVE on FB in your private group or check out Zoom are two of the easiest (and free) platforms to get started on.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔷Price & Payment for Group Access⁣⁣ Consider Square or Venmo. For starters, you could offer this first series for as a donation-based service⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔷Invite & Excite Your Clients⁣⁣ Send an email inviting them to join your community. 🔷Lights, Camera, Action!⁣⁣ Record or go live a couple times to get the hang of it. Remember, you create the schedule. Post a video weekly to keep everyone's interest.⁣⁣ ... Share your experience below! I'd love to hear about it!

💥Healthy Habit: Jumping Rope 💥 ... What a great stress relief! Gets my cardio going and even a little sweat- feels so good! I’m jumping a bit longer and even faster now. Soon, maybe, I’ll throw in some tricks🤣 ... Change is funny like that, I suppose. It’s one thing we can count on and it never ceases to amaze me what I can learn (when I’m practicing acceptance). ... 🔥3 Things Jumping Rope is Affirming About Life🔥 ... 🔹There’s more than one way to get the job done: sure, I’d rather be dancing but I’m still getting some cardio. ▶️I can’t “fail” with this mentality. It’s just a winding, learning road.. ... 🔹Even the slightest adjustment (on the rope) can make a big difference: like woah! It’s the difference between tripping over the rope and jumping smoothly ▶️Progress is progress- one step at a time. ... 🔹Start small and build up: its really quite amazing to see the shift in my jump! Over the course of, what, two months, while I may not be jumping that much longer, I can already feel a significant difference in my body and stamina. ▶️Cultivating awareness and building a strong foundation will help propel me towards my goals ... Why does everything have to have a damn “lesson” right now?!🤪I don’t know... 🤷‍♀️I’m a meaning-making machine...plus, I’m naturally curious and introspective (I’m a cancer after all). I mean, what else is there to do these days?! #funnynotfunny ... ⚡️What small shifts are you making that are leading to (surprising) results? Comment below!

Watch Dog ‘Talk’ to His Owner in English Using a Sound Board With Dozens of Spoken Phrases

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Bunny the dog may only be 11 months old, but he has already learned to communicate with his owners using a 45-button sound board.

Good News for Ya: welp..this is amazing...🐕 "The first word that the 11-month-old pup learned to use on the sound board was “outside”—but he can now ask Devine about specific destinations thanks to buttons that play words like “beach” and “park.”:

The Best Quarantine Gift I Never Saw Coming

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What the pandemic gave to me and my grandmother

Quarantine Stories: “Before the emergence of coronavirus, I had placed some emotional barriers between myself and discovering my history. Only in the pandemic was I able to see the value of what was at my fingertips. Yes, stories of love and loss are present in my family tree; as are patterns and pathologies of women in caretaking that I had been repeating my whole life. But, I was able to challenge my own reductive stereotypes about my heritage through my grandmother’s wisdom. While quarantine has been tough mentally, the opportunity to really talk to my grandmother, a woman of impossible strength, has lifted me in ways I couldn’t fathom before.” Read in full, here:

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And, Breathe... The Best Meditation Apps of 2020

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Stress, relationships, depression, anxiety, creativity — you name it, meditation can probably help with it. The benefits of meditation on both mental and physical health have been extensively studied and the verdict is in: Meditation is really, really, good for you. If you're convinced or just cur...

Healthy Habit: Meditation is a part of my morning ritual- what about you? My meditation "style" has looked different over the years...there seems to be an ebb and flow to the pattern.There's no "right" way. Looking to strengthen your practice or try it out? I'm not into the meditation apps, personally but I've heard positive things about many of these meditation apps-