artist + author ✨I am I am I am 📚author of #ThatsWhatSheSaid: Wise Words from Influential Women 👇🏼online shop
artist + author ✨I am I am I am 📚author of #ThatsWhatSheSaid: Wise Words from Influential Women 👇🏼online shop
You are, too. Isn’t that fun to know? #workinprogress 🙋🏻♀️
Daily work in progress. Bonus points if you write it out with a sparkly gold pen. ✨Happy Monday, beautiful people.
Mother your Self. Inner child work is magic. How can you tap into your past self with compassion and curiosity? 🌼 When we can connect with our past selves and work on healing any trauma, limiting beliefs or survival mechanisms that are holding us back - it can be liberating and freeing - allowing us to propel forward!
The secret to everything…be so full of yourself and in such a strong relationship with the real you…that you feel so whole you overflow with generosity, love, grace, compassion for yourself and others. You know what you want, what you don’t want, and can show up as your highest, fullest self. You’re waking up energized because you know you’re on your true path. You’re not seeking approval from others or attempting to live into their dreams or standards. Your life is your own. This is a game changer. #KnowThyself
“I want to feel my life while I’m in it.” - Meryl Streep
Literally, me yesterday and yes I enjoyed a full pizza after taking care of business. Last day in Denver before we relocate to Maine! Wish me luck, babes. And if you’re struggling to juggle allll the things - remember you have super powers beyond belief. Or just say no and take a nap. 🥰 💫illustration created in collab with @hellosunshine ☀️
Your vantage point filters everything you see and every interaction you have. Question it. Examine it. 🕶
Today’s mantra. 🌷
Pride month but celebrating love each and every day. The most powerful force on the planet - free and accessible to all beings. ✌️🌈 Words by my favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda.
If you’re in need of all the inspo and reminders that anything is possible for your life - get my book. And some coffee! We have so much to learn from the women who have come before us and walk among us. Courage is contagious. #ThatsWhatSheSaid #MorningBoost . Thank you @bluestockingbookshelf for featuring my book encased in the lovely artwork of @samanthajhahn ❤️ Check out the full book set called “Women Changing the World” from my fave @juniperbooks
Maybe it all begins with the way you feel in the morning? How do you begin each day? Here’s some basic cause and effect math. Your mood can change your day. Your days can change your personality. And your personality can change your reality. You can transform your life. I firmly believe this because I’ve been practicing it. Get to know what makes you feel good and fulfilled and joyful. I’m not talking about superficial happiness or pleasure. Otherwise I’d be over here eating all the fried chicken and chocolate lol. I’m talking about deep peace and contentment. Write it down. Begin with those things and habits that shift your mood each morning. Seriously just lighting a candle, making a hot cup of coffee, and painting my nails makes me feel like I showed up for the day! Here’s the part that makes me extra curious. What if every human focused on this each morning? How would that change them? If they began with self-love, would they be able to get up and express judgment, hatred and violence towards others? Could it at least cut back on crazy road rage? I’ve been in the midst of a huge spiritual transformation this year (probably prompted by birthing a human of my own ) and all of these fundamental basic ideas keep coming up. Whereas before, I was convinced I should convert everyone to feminism because duh. But I’m in listening and receiving mode lately. I’m looking at the most simplistic ways we can make widespread social shifts. More to come as I process this. 🥰love you all. I hope today is a really really good yummy day for you. ❤️
No one says it better than @amandascgorman She is a force for social justice and her intentions come from a deep place of love, wisdom and hope. I love you, Amanda. Thank you for this and for sharing your voice with all of us! Created with @nowthisnews Do not be fooled: the abortion bans are not about who’s right or wrong, religious doctrine or moral codes. This is about one group of people controlling, dominating, and suppressing another group of people. These policies are not rooted in love - they come from separation and fear. No matter your personal religious, political or moral views, consider how this jeopardizes the lives of SO many and depletes what little healthcare support was already available. Read between the lines. White affluent men are making these decisions about women and girl’s bodies to create issues that divide us. This cannot continue. Now is the time to speak up! Consider donating to @plannedparenthood and running for local office or supporting those who are. We must change things from the local level up.
I think we all come knowing... sometimes we just forget for a little while? Been thinking about this question a lot lately.
If you have anxiety about what the future holds, like me, try and bring yourself back into the present moment. These words by Maya Angelou always do the trick. We only get one May 21, 2019. What are you going to do with it?? It’s precious and one of a kind. 🌞💫Hope you enjoy this WONDERFUL day.
Tired of archaic thinking, aren’t you? We can do so much better. #MyBodyMyChoice
Still my favorite words to describe my own mom. Fierce yet flawed like the rest of us. Joyful yet broken in some ways. She was a perfect unforgettable storm. 🌷Happy Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day weekend! While mother-daughter relationships can be totally complicated, we can still celebrate all the goodness they bring. And remember, “biology is the least of what makes someone a mother”, as @oprah said. So send some love to all the people that have nourished your soul with motherly love. 🌷 And to all the mothers out there, remember to find time to breathe and reflect on the incredible job you are doing. Seriously. Shower yourself with appreciation. Take some time to reset. ❤️❤️❤️ Ps I’ll be at @theperfectpetalboutique today in Denver (highlands ) from noon-3 writing custom quote cards for you! Come say hiiiiii 😘
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this Saturday, I’ll be hanging out at @theperfectpetalboutique in Denver (highlands ) from noon-3 pm writing out custom quote cards for the women in your life! Come say hiiiii. If your mother is no longer living (my moms deceased ) or it’s complicated, I feel you. Come anyways and we can write out quotes about the divine motherly love that flows through all people, planet and things. 🌹
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Tag your favorite teachers! Have you thought about the real impact teachers make? They unlock potential. They can spark that glimmer of belief in ones self. Think about how many brilliant minds have shaped the well-known brilliant minds! 87% of Americans wish they had told their teachers how much they appreciated their efforts. Don’t wait to show your thanks! There’s small things you can do throughout the year to let them know how important they are - literally even if it’s just verbally telling them often! Whether it’s an old teacher or a current, make sure to say thank you to the teachers in your life today. Write a letter, make a call, send a message to our everyday heroes. Loved making this Guess Who Style painting with @xqamerica XQ is transforming America’s high schools so that every student succeeds regardless of race, gender, and zip code. Beautiful, right? Thank you, teachers! We love you! #TeacherAppreciationDay #EverydayHero
Go get em, babes. They’ll never see all those diligent hours behind the scenes but they will see how bright you shine. Happy Monday!
Remind yourself that you are a brave little human doing the best you can.
I love this Earth we were given to delight us and sustain us - to remind us that a great creative force abounds and it courses through us. Do you feel it? Happy Earth Day, loves. #NatureHeals #EarthDay 🌿🌎
Repeat after me. And if you have kiddos, have them declare this every morning, on each new day so that’s it’s engrained in their heart. #MorningMantra #TeachThemYoung 🌞 What is your morning mantra?
...words from a life affirming conversation with a dear friend yesterday. Being committed to pursuing your inner genius or your sacred, divine contract (aka what you’re here to do on this planet in this lifetime ) - it takes COURAGE. It’s not easy keep trying new things and to continually trust your inner voice even when you can’t rationalize it to anyone else. Do it anyway. Do what makes you come alive. That is what we are here to do. ✨👁
“I am going to step into the truth of my life.” - @oprah That statement captures it all. My book represents a powerful collection of diverse women from past and present coming alive and stepping into the power of their personal truth. I created it to remind myself and YOU that we are capable of greatness beyond our imaginations. And it is officially ONE year old today!! 🎉🎈I am a different person since this book came to be. And it has also taken on a life of its own as each of you have embraced it in your own way - sharing it with your kids, co-workers, teachers, daughters, mothers, sisters, friends. Thank you for accepting my book baby so lovingly. I’ve enjoyed all of your feedback over the year and truly hope it’s just one more tool in your repertoire that you can turn to again and again for encouragement to stay true to yourself. That is what we’re here to do. That is how we make the greatest impact on our world. To share my gratitude, I’m running a print sale this week! Starting today, buy a copy of my book from my website (link in bio ) and receive a FREE print! 😘🙏 Love to my faves @danisthompson and @aubreighkay for creating this rad video.
Hi beautiful people! I have a request. For those of you who have downloaded and completed my Wheel of Intentions to manifest and create your life in 2019 - can you let me know how it’s going for you? How have you used it? How regularly do you reflect and check in on your intentions? What have you manifested? Share below! To thank you for your feedback, I’ll pick one winner who will receive a signed copy of #ThatsWhatSheSaid by Friday. Comment below! 😘😘😘🙏🙏🙏💫 If you haven’t explored this powerful tool already - go download it from my website www.kimothyjoy.com. Love to you all. Happy manifesting!
One of my all time favorite movie quotes. Extra warm fuzzies from the fact that my personal fairy godmother @oprah often mentions this one. 🥰 . True authentic power comes from within. No one can give it to you or take it from you. It has always been yours. And a truly empowered person does not seek to disempower any other being. ✌️#MondayMotivation
One of the most cathartic art projects I’ve worked on to date: illustrating @alexandrasacksmd ’s brilliant new book “What No One Tells You: A Guide to your Emotions through Pregnancy and Motherhood” was extra gratifying being a new mom. On this day last year, I was hella pregnant and experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions including anxiety, panic, lots of angry cleaning, excitement and pure bliss. There weren’t a lot of solid resources that explained the psychology of this major transformation I was undergoing. And voilà! The universe and the Instagrams connected me with Dr. Sacks to help increase awareness about the “matrescence” stage or “birth of a mother” and bring this book to life. Go to her account @alexandrasacksmd to read the thought behind this particular illustration. The book is now available for pre-sale wherever books are sold. Ordering pre-sale is really important for authors! So do it! 😘
Imagine you begin each day with a $100 bill. What future self are you investing in? What do your thoughts contribute to? How you spend your energy is how you live your life. ✨💸Loved this analogy from a yoga instructor on yoga download. Had to pass the metaphor along.
Well, this made my day! Power pose + power book. I hope #ThatsWhatSheSaid: Wise Words from Influential Women gives all who hold it in their hands a double dose of inspiration and motivation. It is a supreme reminder that you can do anything.💫✨Thanks to my amazing publisher @harper_wave for snapping this pic. 🙏🙌💪Happy International Women’s Day!