You are being divinely guided to your best version of yourself. You are worth it and the universe has your back through the journey. Check out the link in our bio for our upcoming program. . . . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #lit
Happy Monday!! Are you excited for the week ahead?? Or are you maybe feeling a little blah? . . I take time each morning to set an intention for my day. This is different than setting goals or to-do lists. It’s about choosing how I want to BE throughout the day. How I want to show up. . . This morning, as I took a few quiet moments to myself to sip my coffee, I made a CHOICE to show up as my highest self once again today. (Yep, I say it out loud ). To bring joy to everything I do - even the less glamorous tasks. Instead of focusing on any perceived lack, I chose to focus on how grateful I am for exactly where I am and what I have in my life right now. . . This is such a powerful, yet simple practice. So, how are you choosing to show up today? ✨💕☀️ . . P.S. my friends over @empowered and.free featured me as part of their #empoweredandfree movement today! Head over there to check it out. I talk about making a huge career pivot and provide tips on living empowered and free!
It’s Day 19 of the #empoweredandfree movement and we can’t wait to introduce you to Erin @lifecoacherin , former lawyer turned life coach! . Head over to our feed to get her tips for following your heart down a major career pivot and creating a more joy filled life!
Erin @lifecoacherin // I'm a life coach for ambitious creative entrepreneurs who want to break free of the frantic hustle way of achieving their goals in favor of more ease, flow, and joy. . As a former lawyer and master strategist, I use my intuition and ability to see connections between things others don’t see to guide my clients through their limiting beliefs and blocks to their full potential. (Yep, that sometimes means speaking the truth and calling them out on the BS lies they’re telling themselves and others are telling them, so they can up level in life and business! ) . Nothing lights me up like helping incredible women connect with inner wisdom, become more self-assured, and align their daily life with their unique vision, values, and priorities, so they can have the happy, healthy, fulfilling, and impactful life they desire and deserve! . I live in Chicago where I love exploring local coffee shops and restaurants, cooking, reading all the personal development books, yoga, strength training, home decorating, and being a bit of a homebody (even though I'm an extrovert! ) #empoweredandfree
Erin @lifecoacherin // Living an Empowered and Free life to me means living life on YOUR terms, in alignment with your unique values, priorities, interests, preferences, and goals. Here's the beautiful thing: feeling empowered and free is available to you NOW. It's not something you have to hustle your life away and wait for the future to have! . Day 19 #empoweredandfree action: Get crystal clear on your values and priorities. Write them out in detail and align every aspect of your life with them, relentlessly. Sit quietly with yourself daily and start listening to that inner voice. She will guide you. . Without that clarity, you can end up working really hard for a life that doesn't feel true to you. I know first-hand! For most of my life, I let my logical, analytical brain rule. I was out of touch with my gut and heart, as I mainly focused on achievement. . Once I learned to turn down the volume of my logical brain and tap into the voice of wisdom within me, I began to discover what matters to me most (not to my parents, friends, society, etc. ) and made the decision to honor that no matter what. I left what I thought was my dream job as a successful lawyer because it wasn't in alignment - I felt like I was living someone else's dream. While staying may have been the easy, logical choice, I chose to fiercely pursue a life that is true to me - and help others do the same. I've never felt more empowered and free!
It’s day 18 of the #empoweredandfree movement and we can’t wait to introduce you to @thewright_rachel , marriage and family therapist, coach, sex educator, speaker, and all around badass! Head to our feed to meet Rachel and get her daily action for living an Empowered life! . PS details are coming together for our culminating LIVE event in March in Chicago!! Click the link in our bio to get first dibs on tickets!
Rachel @thewright_rachel // Rachel Wright is a licensed marriage and family therapist, therapeutic coach™, sex educator, speaker, media personality, and writer. Together with her brilliant (and handsome ) husband, Kyle, she co-founded Wright Wellness Center, LLC and launched their signature program, Revive Your Relationship™, a revolutionary online program that provides the tools, techniques, and support to help you kick communication issues to the curb to give you smoother communication, better sex, and greater fulfillment in your life and relationship. Read more (and get oodles of free resources ) at www.wrightwellnesscenter.com . #empoweredandfree
Rachel @thewright_rachel // As human beings, we need to express ourselves and when we limit our self-expression, things like anxiety, depression, and mood swings start to show up. I remember getting hives once in college because I was keeping a secret about myself. We do so much damage to our bodies, hearts, minds, and souls when we don’t honor and express who we are. To me, living a free and empowered life is all about self-expression and using that true, authentic self-expression to genuinely connect with other humans expressing themselves! . Day 18 #empoweredandfree action: Post It Note Affirmations OR pop-up phone notification reminder affirmations! Whether they’re typed out as reminders to pop up on your phone or written on post-its and put throughout your house, remind yourself of what you’re working towards, WHY, and how awesome you are. Find some short and powerful words that move you and have them pop into your day! This helps remind you of your awesomeness and will empower you to be YOU. This helps me because I can change them based on what is going on for me in life.
Be lit from within😊 trust that you are divinely guided by the universe in the direction that is best for you always. . . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful
Sprinkle that shit everywhere! Always remember to be kind, especially to yourself. ❤️ . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful
I'm Ashley! I lead the @imperfectbosses movement where I inspire women to be real and confident in life and work. I am also a messaging and social campaign strategist for inspirational brands. I am heart eyes for all things donuts, heart-to-hearts and personal growth. #empoweredandfree
Ashley @theimperfectboss // One of the best things I've done for living and empowered and free is to start to see myself just as well as I see other people. To learn how to sit with my greatness and my imperfections in the same degree of connectedness. To practice a lifestyle where I regularly speak and pull out the good things inside of me. For myself. And so, living empowered and free is important to me because it has changed my life and I believe it can change yours. . . Day 17 #empoweredandfree action: My tip would be to take a piece of paper and write ten good things you see in yourself and actually feel them. Then take another piece of paper and write ten imperfect things you see in yourself and actually feel them. Then, celebrate them equally. Hey, dance party it up on top of those papers if you need to. You're amazing.
I'm sooo grateful to be one of the amazing women featured on the @empowered and.free account this February! ♡ My favorite thing about being part of a community of women is that each of us supports each other in our pursuits. We are all individually so different, but our goals are so like-minded. ♡ I felt like my life was coming to a turning point when I turned 25... quarter life crisis, am I right!? But the reality was that I wasn't giving myself enough credit for the things I loved to do in comparison to the things I had to do. So... what changed? ♡ My accountability doubled overnight. I told my parents, sisters, friends, workout buddies... I asked them to support me of they could and keep me in track of my goals to become A ) a graduate student B ) a fitness junkie & C ) a more independent woman. ♡ Today I can say that ALL THREE of these goals has been reached. And I wouldn't change my journey to get here for anything. ♡ #empoweredandfree #bollyx #TIUteam #livingthebestlife
Day 16 of the #empoweredandfree movement - 28 women sharing their stories and tips on living Empowered and Free! . Today meet Nikita @niki sawl.tiu, nutrition student, dancer, and BollyX instructor! . And for our Chicago peeps - click the link in our bio for an invite to our culminating live event the first weekend of March! 💗
Nikita @niki sawl.tiu // Chicago born-and-raised, I’m a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Nutrition and Wellness. I love animals, traveling, Bollywood music and movies, and smiling! From paddleboard yoga to half marathon training, I’m always looking to try new and thrilling workouts. With over 20 years of dance experience, including collegiate national competitions and professional choreography, my passion for South Asian culture combined with my enthusiasm for fitness led to my certification as a BollyX instructor. #empoweredandfree
Nikita @niki sawl.tiu // Living an empowered and free life allows me to sustain growth in everything I do. From becoming a BollyX certified instructor to an aSweatLife ambassador to a graduate student in Nutrition and Wellness. Despite feeling that I started somewhere and got lost on the way to my goals... I feel so much happier in my lifestyle now where I am free to create my own destiny and empowered to make my dreams a reality. . . Day 16 #empoweredandfree action: Your friends and family are the fuel for your future. No really! Accountability is your best friend. Share your life with those who surround you and you will improve your personal responsibility in all aspects of your life, whether that is your daily workout, your job goals, or even your grocery shopping for the week. If I lost track of my to-do lists, classwork, or workout plans for the week, I contact my accountability buddies and say "Hey, I had an off week. Will you go to do 'this and that' with me?" Immediately I receive responses including happy emojis, positive affirmations, a "heck yes!", and more. It is not just about having a buddy with me to keep me accountable for my actions... It is about keeping my positive mindset and reminding myself that I have an incredible support system.
Happy Day 15 of the #empoweredandfree movement! Today we’re introducing you to the incredible Lauren of @therealfemaleentrepreneur ! Head over to our feed to hear her inspiring story of how she is chasing her dreams and her tip on putting yourself first in just 5 minutes a day...without even leaving your bed : ) . ps don’t forget to join our email updates via link in our bio for an invite to our LIVE event in Chicago in March! Think: inspiring speakers, a live flow workout, kombucha, meeting new friends, and more!
Lauren @therealfemaleentrepreneur // I am one of the most wildly optimistic, highly energized people you'll ever meet. My energy single-handedly keeps her and an entire community of women going every week with zero caffeine (it's true! ). My passion for bringing women together through real conversations started during my college days. Today, I broadcast those conversations three times a week to hundreds of women all around the world. After starting my first business, I quickly learned the ins and outs of fledgling entrepreneurship while also realizing how freaking hard it really is. So, ever the dream-chaser, I set out on a mission to create a space where incredible women, at all stages of entrepreneurship, could come to pull back the curtains, wash off the "business owner" mask, and get real. What started as a seed of an idea has grown into the powerful online platform and sisterhood, The Real Female Entrepreneur. Every week, I dive into the stories of both high-profile and newly emerging female entrepreneurs through real, honest, inspiring conversations on my podcast. When I’m not sitting behind the microphone, I love exploring every coffee shop in Denver, CO (where I now lives ), adventuring in the Rocky Mountains, and hanging out with my husband, Josh, and huge teddy bear of a dog, Boken. #empoweredandfree
Lauren @therealfemaleentrepreneur // Living an empowered and free life is how I define success. It's also what led me down this path of entrepreneurship. I believe we feel most alive when we are living every day with freedom and empowerment to create the reality we long for (gosh, doesn't that feel incredible?! ). This may be the easiest and most transformative empowerment tip I could give. It's changed my every day (and my life! ). . . Day 15 #empoweredandfree action; Before you roll out of bed in the morning, set a timer for 5 minutes. Use this time to intentionally breathe. Place one hand on your lower belly and one on your chest and breathe deeply. Inhale. Exhale. Feel the rise and fall of your body. Be aware of your body and each breath that you take. . . I've been doing this breathing meditation first thing in the morning for the past six months and it has been life-changing. Why? It's not only helped to reduce my anxiety, but it also allows me to put myself first (before my husband, dog, or to do list ) at the start of every day (hii self-love ). I've also found that doing this helps me to be more present and allows me to start my day more slowly without feeling controlled by it. There's nothing more empowering than giving yourself permission to put yourself first. amiright?
Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! Remember on this day of love to love yourself too. You are worthy of all of the love in the world, the best place to start is within yourself. ❤️ . . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful
Katie @namaskayyy // Hi loves! I’m Social Impact Technology Professional by day, Yoga Teacher by night/ weekend, peddler of knowledge, wanderer, and enthusiast of life! I was born and raised in the DC-area and am currently proud to call myself a Chicagoan. #empoweredandfree
Katie @namaskayyy // To me, living an empowered life is intrinsically individual. I’m a firm believer that we each differ not only our experiences, but in our motivations, and by uncovering those motivations, we uncover our own, unique tools to empower ourselves and others. I am motivated and empowered by feeling as if I’m positively impacting the lives around me, by learning something new each day, and through rich, reciprocal social connection. . . Day 14 #empoweredandfree action: Reach out to someone who has made an impact of your life today and openly express why you’re grateful for them. . Showing gratitude is one of the simplest, most powerful practices we can do for ourselves and others. Social connection is predictive, not only of our overall senses of happiness and fulfillment, but of our longevity. Thanking the people we're most grateful for, and explaining why we're grateful for them, is one of the most powerful, lasting ways to enhance our own happiness. Give someone you love some extra love today.
When you let go of the past, the past let’s go of you. The only way your past can have power over you is if YOU allow it. You have a choice. Tell a different story and your story will change. ✨ . #transformationtuesday #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful
Happy LUCKY day 13 of the #empoweredandfree movement! Check out today’s posts to meet Emily of @gatheringwellness and hear her tip for living your truth! . And remember to sign up to our mailing list via the link in our bio for an invite to our culminating LIVE event! 💕
Emily @gatheringwellness // I’m a holistic nutritionist, aesthetician + all-around wellness advocate living in Denver, CO. I work with over-stimulated, modern women one-on-one, and also in small groups + workshops, through my nutrition + lifestyle consulting practice Gathering Wellness. I guide them to to realign with the roots of wellness to feel calm, inspired + healthy again! When I’m not fitting in self care or connecting with other women in my community, I spend a lot of time with my fiancé + our sweet rescue pup cooking in the kitchen, walking to our favorite coffee shop, or enjoying the beautiful mountains in Colorado! #empoweredandfree
Emily @gatheringwellness // Living empowered + free is important to me because it helps me feel confident as a woman, a friend, an employee, a teacher, a daughter and a sister. Leaving space for empowerment + freedom gives me the ability to stretch my wings, raise my voice and move a little bit closer to my best, most vibrant, happy, healthy self! . . Day 13 #empoweredandfree action: Although it can be uncomfortable, living your truth - being you, no matter what others think of your choices, ideas, style, etc. - help you to become more empowered. I've always been one to worry what others' thoughts are, which can be debilitating if I take their opinion too seriously. But by breaking through those barriers I set up for myself, and nurturing my mind, body + soul through my truth I become empowered to be anyone or do anything my heart calls out to me.
Enough said! You are beautiful when you are yourself. Be you. . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #ignitegirls
Hollie @holliestark_ // I’m a girl who is on a mission to learn and grow forever. I own Hollie Stark Holistic Wellness, which is a business created around using unconventional tools to heal and I am also a self-love mentor. I work at Orangetheory Fitness when I’m not diving into my business and I’m starting my yoga teacher training this month to expand my personal development and business development. #empoweredandfree
Hollie @holliestark_ // Living an empowered and free life is important to me because we’re in the age where we can do literally whatever we want to do. It’s so amazing to see women and men soar past their wildest dreams because they felt the empowerment to start their own business or work with a business who believed in them. When we live an empowered life, we live a free life. I want to be free from the average worries of someone in a corporate life and instead have the freedom of doing what i want and on my terms. I want to empower women to stand up for themselves, live their happiest life, and love themselves unconditionally. . . Day 12 #empoweredandfree action: I add passion into myself, my work, and everything I do every day by healing myself first. Every morning as I go through my morning routine I add in self-Reiki healing as well as crystal healing. I use certain crystals around me depending on the meditation and my mood for the day. I check chakras with a crystal pendulum and/or I will use the energy force of Reiki to go through each chakra and make sure things are flowing ok. It helps me balance myself out, so that I feel good and ready to take on the rest of my day. It helps spark the passion in me as part of my work is being a healer to others.
Don’t give your power away to complaining. The words you speak are a conversation with the universe. Replace complaining with gratitude and positive shift will take place. . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #bossbabe #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #ignitegirls
Michelle @bewellwithmichelle // Why living an empowered and free life is important to me? I do believe empowerment and freedom are earned — you have to work for them. That being said, it has always been difficult for me to express why any person does or does not “deserve” something. At what point do you become deserving? The more I force myself to process it, the more I think it may have nothing to do with deserving anything. People are not worthy because they do or do not do something. Nowadays, people seem to become worthy when they stop caring about keeping track of how worthy or unworthy they supposedly are. For me, empowerment comes from focusing on my own perceptions and values to determine my self worth. And freedom follows when I allow myself to feel whatever I feel along the way. And I mean WHATEVER I feel. ....... Okay, now after all that, I finally figured out the PUNCHLINE: My empowerment and freedom come from giving myself permission to be a deeply thinking AND feeling person. . . . Day 11 #empoweredandfree action: Process it all. It is all going to be okay, but it is okay for it to be NOT okay first. I love to analyze and solve problems. Ever notice how it seems easier to solve someone else’s problems than your own? For me, this is because I am often WAYMORE emotionally invested in my issues than someone else’s. When I allow myself to get upset about something (ANYTHING, no matter how small or irrational ) I also allow myself to move past being upset. For so long, I pushed any irrational reactions aside because I knew better. My feelings can be VALID even if they are not LOGICAL. And, in fact, it is only when I feel and process them fully that I am able to completely make use of my logical and practical side.
It’s important to make time to do things that raise your vibration and make your soul feel giddy. Make a list of things that make you feel instantly happy and keep it somewhere close to you. Pull it out and do one thing everyday from it to raise your vibration. You are worth it! . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #risesisterrise #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #ignitegirls
Happy Saturday! It’s day 10 of the #empoweredandfree movement, scroll through to meet Elizabeth @thewoula (aka Wedding Doula! ) and don’t forget to click the link in our bio to sign up for email updates ... we’re planning and epic Chicago meetup to close out our movement and would love to send you an invite!
Elizabeth // @thewoula As The Woula™ (aka wedding doula! ), I help busy, high-achieving brides and couples weave more mindfulness into their wedding journey so they avoid getting sucked into the sea of to-do lists and losing sight of what is important to them. I empower my clients to toss out the cookie-cutters, find peace amidst the chaos, and use this special time to create deeper connections with themselves, their partner, and their entire community. #empoweredandfree
Elizabeth @thewoula // Living an empowered and free life is important to me because I'm tired of playing small. I'm tired of not feeling seen. I'm tired of letting other people dictate how I should live my life. Only I am in control of how I feel, the choices I make, and the trajectory of my life. There is nothing more liberating than standing in your power and knowing that you are never truly stuck. . . Day 10 #empoweredandfree action: WWBD = What Would Beyoncé Do? As you go about your day and catch yourself putting yourself down, feeling guilty about saying "no" or allowing people to walk all over you, think to yourself: What Would Beyoncé Do? Because you are just as worthy of being the brave, bold, QUEEN that she is. #empoweredandfree
I will always believe that laughter is the best medicine. It can completely interrupt your sadness, your pain, your anxiety and help you see your problems from a different angle. . Last weekend I went to a different grocery store than normal and didn’t know where anything was and got totally panicked because I couldn’t find chorizo. That’s ridiculous. That’s anxiety though. Anxiety doesn’t care if it’s being ridiculous because anxiety has no sense of logic. Learning to look at my own anxiety while it’s happening to me from an objective eye is a process that will probably never be completed. I am however, getting so much better at recognizing it sooner, and the faster I am able to see how ridiculous it is, the faster I can laugh at myself and the faster I feel better. It definitely doesn’t always work that way but it’s definitely improved my mindset surrounding my anxiety in a general sense. . It’s worth noting that there’s a big difference between laughing at yourself and recognizing your own ridiculousness, and being self deprecating. I used to believe that they were the same because if I was the one intentionally putting myself down to get a laugh, then no one else could say those things in a cruel way. I didn’t realize how badly I was still hurting myself with that thinking. Instead of protecting myself, I was actually making myself believe bad things about myself and learning to see myself in a very negative light. . Pay attention to how you talk to yourself because lighthearted self-deprecating humor is fine sometimes but if it’s based in things that you actually fear about yourself and it’s constantly running through your head and out your own mouth, you might just be reinforcing limitations you’re setting on yourself. . Laugh at yourself without putting yourself down and be unapologetic about who and what you are. #teaminspirejoy #empoweredandfree #liveyourfyeslife
It’s Day 9 of the #empoweredandfree movement! Check our feed to meet the amazing @see jane.try and read her tip for boosting your mental and emotional health in an instant! . Make sure to sign up for our email updates via the link in bio to get the announcement of our live event in March! 💗
Jane @see jane.try // I am an artist, wellness coach and mental health advocate living outside of Chicago, I love reading, writing, painting, drinking as much coffee as possible, and exploring the outdoors. I am passionate about pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone while staying self aware and making sure that pushing my boundaries doesn't blue into breaking them. Health and fitness and the community I discovered helped and continue to help me find my strength and my voice again so now I do my best to help other women unleash their inner strength by forging their physical strength. #empoweredandfree
Jane @see jane.try // To me, living an empowered and free life means being honest with myself and the world, it means you feel your fear and do it anyway. This is important to me because finding my voice and sharing my journey with Anxiety Disorder and PTSD has been like a weight lifting off my heart. Fitness and the community that came with it have been the biggest contributing factor to my opening up and finding a healthy way to heal where I can and manage my anxiety to the best of my ability. . . Day 9 #empoweredandfree action: Laugh at yourself! Do something ridiculous by yourself and just laugh at your own self. Sing along to your favorite song loudly and proudly and badly, dance around your house in your underpants, belch the alphabet, tell yourself dad jokes, talk in silly voices. Anything that amuses you, just make yourself laugh at yourself, just for you.
We love our affirmations! This is a favorite. It is so important to be loving and kind to yourself. It makes so much difference in your life when you support yourself. Repeat this affirmation daily and whenever you start to feel critical of yourself replace hose thoughts with this affirmation instead and see the magic that takes place. 💛 . . . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #risesisterrise #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #ignitegirls
Day EIGHT of the Empowered And Free movement is here! . See today’s posts to meet @thegrindbeforewine and hear Ashley’s inspired action tip! . If you’re following through with the daily actions remember to share on social media and use our hashtag #empoweredandfree We have a big surprise in the works — a LIVE event here in Chicago the first weekend in March! Join our mailing list for updates by clicking the link in our bio!
Ashley @thegrindbeforethewine // I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and moved to the city after college where I have been teaching kindergarten for six years. In 2016, I signed up for Classpass as well as my first aSweatLife workout event. Not only did I fall in love with the Chicago fitness community, but I was inspired to take my passion for teaching to a different environment. I’m currently a personal trainer for Enrgi and LulaFit as well as a writer for aSweatLife. #empoweredandfree
Ashley @thegrindbeforewine // Living an empowered and free life has been the most positive change I've made for myself. Listening to opinions of others, trying to keep up with others, seeking validation from others, etc. would consume my life. One day, I decided I wasn't going to live like that anymore. I now empower myself by having confidence in my lifestyle and my choices, and I empower others by encouraging them to do the same. The freedom that comes with going through life without a "rulebook" is all that I want for myself and all that I could wish for anyone else. . . Day 8 #empoweredandfree action: You don't have to do this, whatever this may be, alone. We have been conditioned to think that strength means complete independence, and that if you are not completely independent, you are not strong. Reach out to others. Share your experiences. Listen to theirs. Be grateful for those who are in your corner, and lean on them as much as you need to. Tell them, "I don't think I can do this," and listen to all the reasons why they know you can. It is in those moments that you will find strength you never knew you had.
Be unshakeable in your authenticity. 💕 . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #unshakable #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #ignitegirls
Day 7 of the #empoweredandfree movement and holy shiz we’re a week in and LOVING hearing all of your takeaways!!! . . We’ll be sending a super special surprise detail out to all of you who are officially registered so if you aren’t already, be sure to do so by clicking on the link in our bio!
Heather @hstrobel012 // Living in Chicago with my husband Matt, I have been working in the health non-profit industry for the past 10 years and I’m super passionate about everything health and wellness. I love nature, staying physically active, yoga, meditation, reading, and traveling. I’m currently working my way to becoming vegan and is inspired to help others lead happier, healthier, fuller lives, and wants to help make the world a more peaceful place in my own unique way. #empoweredandfree
Heather @hstrobel012 // Empowered and free to me means living life as the amazing adventure that it is. Over the past 5 years, I have transitioned out of working the standard 9-5 office job and will never go back. Being empowered and free means aligning my life by doing what feels good to me and being of service to the world by raising my own happiness vibration. . . Day 7 #empoweredandfree action: In any situation and in any moment, we have the power to choose love over fear. We can choose to perceive any situation through the lens of fear, or we can choose to perceive that situation with love. When we start to look at the world through the perception of love, we can help create a ripple effect in the world that helps us all return to a more loving state. #empoweredandfree
Powerful words to remember. You are always one choice away from making positive changes in your life. Be aware of what you want and decide that it is yours. . #confidence #fierce #motivation #inspiration #motivationalquotes #powerful #girlpower #selflove #bestself #wellness #emotionalfitness #mindset #glowing #iamenough #photooftheday #positivevibes #growth #mindfulness #happiness #lawofattraction #instaquote #quoteoftheday #empowered #risesisterrise #empoweredandfree #wonderwoman #happy #love #beautiful #ignitegirls
Check out what these cool ladies are doing over at @empowered and.free !! Lots of daily inspiration to keep you motivated through February ☺️💕 #empoweredandfree #empoweringwomen #namasterose #bebrave #bebold #liveyourbestlife @annamarialocke @amandakatherineloy
Day 6 of the #empoweredandfree movement // how is everyone feeling? . . Wanted to share this amazing quote with you that inspired me this morning and I hope it inspires you too! . . “When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you are invincible.”
Kelly @kellysnyder_fitlife // I’ve spent my career as a meetings and events professional working within medical associations. I recently launched my own business, @fitlife experience, which creates health and fitness experiences within the events and hospitality industry. Combining my professional background in event design and my passion for fitness and health, I’m implementing healthy practices at conferences and within businesses around the world. I’m also a self-proclaimed fitness fanatic, and love all things Chicago, live music, group fitness and travel. #empoweredandfree
Kelly @kellysnyder_fitlife // I am taking on a new challenge for myself every month in 2018. I have been using the @inkandvolt planner which highlights a 30 day challenge each month. It takes 21 days to form a new habit. What I am finding for myself is that committing to a month challenge doesn’t have an end date. I have created a habit for myself that continues as part of my regular routine. Which is a really cool part of this process. . . Day 6 #empoweredandfree action: Pick a challenge that will be completed each day of the month – be specific (ex. drink 8 glasses of water, be active for 30 mins, 8 hours of sleep. ) Write down why you want to complete this challenge. Then write down your plan of action to accomplish that goal. For the month of February, my challenge is to read more. I have a list of books that I have been wanting to read but I don’t make the time for it. I have challenged myself to read at least 10 pages a day, which equates to 12 books per year (avg. 300 page book )!! Join me on this challenge or pick your own 30-day challenge!