Yep, you read that right! 5AM exercise sessions are my FAVORITE activity! 💓 I'm in better spirits today, because I told myself I had the power to be! I had a choice when I woke up to be either miserable and uninspired or excited and grateful! Option ✌ all the way!💋
And even though my shoulder is still sore, I switched up my routine to werk the twerk instead! Booty🍑 is shapin up and I feel amazing in my own skin! And who doesn't like working the booty on hump🐫 day?! Happy Wednesday....one more day to go! ☀️
UN International Day of Forests
2018 Theme: Forests and Sustainable Cities
This global celebration of forests provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrate the ways in which they sustain and protect us.
Forests and trees store carbon, which helps mitigate the impacts of climate change in and around urban areas.
Trees also improve the local climate, helping to save energy used for heating by 20-50 percent.
Strategic placement of trees in urban areas can cool the air by up to 8 degrees Celsius, reducing air conditioning needs by 30 percent.
Urban trees are excellent air filters, removing harmful pollutants in the air and fine particulates.
Trees reduce noise pollution, as they shield homes from nearby roads and industrial areas.
Local populations use the fruits, nuts, leaves and insects found in urban trees to produce food and medicines for use in the home, or as a source of income.
Wood fuel sourced from urban trees and planted forests on the outskirts of cities provides renewable energy for cooking and heating, which reduces pressures on natural forests and our reliance on fossil fuels.
Forests in and around urban areas help to filter and regulate water, contributing to high-quality freshwater supplies for hundreds of millions of people. Forests also protect watersheds and prevent flooding as they store water in their branches and soil.
Well-managed forests and trees in and around cities provide habitats, food and protection for many plants and animals, helping to maintain and increase biodiversity.
Forests in cities and surrounding areas generate tourism, create tens of thousands of jobs and encourage city beautification schemes, building dynamic, energetic and prosperous green economies.
Urban green spaces, including forests, encourage active and healthy lifestyles, improve mental health, prevent disease, and provide a place for people to socialize.
No job related Monday blues here 😄I absolutely love teaching yoga to practitioners of all kinds, but wow! Is teaching practitioners how to live an ayurvedic diet and lifestyle and bloom into Ayurveda inspired yoga teachers while exploring the deeper dimensions of themselves, yoga and Ayurveda, in a stunning natural environment, a whole other love. This 200 hour YTT immersion has been full on for everyone, including me as the lead teacher, but no complaints here! I am honoured that I can help facilitate practitioners from all around the globe to dive deep and find the teacher and healer within...plus this is my lunch break view 😍
This is how my #ytt students get to relax during their free time here in Costa Rica. 💓 Near the palm tree in the back of this photo, there is a trail to a "secret" absolutely virgin beach, that is 100% protected because it's a national reserve..this location is magical.
The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself + shine amongst those who never believed she could. ✨ Thankful for this journey I’m on. Thankful for my beautiful and gifted psychologist who’s reminding me that I am human, I’ve made mistakes but that I deserve to give myself so much self love + self compassion even when I want to continue beating on myself.