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Sweet Sullie + How Much Do You Value Yourself?

Happy Friday!

Warning…this post is mostly going to consist of cute pictures of Sullie.


Exhibit 1.In her favorite “please rub my belly…look how cute I am…you know you want to” pose.


Exhibit 2. “I’m sorry I rolled in the mud. Please don’t give me a bath.”


Exhibit 3. “Why do you torture me like this mom?”

But she secretly loves it! 🙂


Exhibit 4: This is what Sullie thinks about 4:50 a.m. alarms. NO BUENO! (She requires an extra 3-4 hours of beauty rest before she deems it acceptable to start the day!)

Just for fun…


Let’s all buy this shirt. So fabulous. I love squats!

And ending on a serious note.


I’ve been talking about this thought in my yoga classes for the last couple of days. DEEP self-love, value and satisfaction must come first before we look to any other sources for happiness. So often we attach happiness to other people, careers, finances, etc. but we have to be 100% good with ourselves before these things can be truly fulfilling…or else there’s always that feeling that somethings missing. And you spend your life waiting for that thing. Alternatively, you spend your energy in negative space of doubt, fear, anxiety, judgement, comparison and negativity. When you’re in that head and heart space, there is no space for the good stuff to show up.

Value yourself. Love yourself. Speak to yourself kindly. Be gentle with your body. Fill up your heart with beautiful things. Nurture your spirit. Then all that amazing stuff that you want from life will come abundantly without having to force it.

I can’t wait to share another reading with you on the topic that I’ll be using in this weekend’s classes.

What do you value most about yourself? 

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  • Liz F. September 19, 2014, 4:13 pm

    That part at the end, what you’ve been sharing in your classes, totally hit home. So gorgeous.

    And Sully. So sweet <3

  • Cameron September 19, 2014, 5:10 pm

    I really really really needed to hear this today. THANK YOU.

    Also, can you post a good running playlist soon? 🙂

  • Rajul September 19, 2014, 5:33 pm

    My secret wish each week is that stars align to make your class, you add another class, or your 6:30am changes to 6am 🙂

  • Courtney September 19, 2014, 8:24 pm

    And now I’m singing hakuna matata…

  • Jenn@Mark My Miles! September 20, 2014, 6:05 am

    What a beautiful message. The question is HOW do we begin to do these things after years of believing we are not enough?

    • Janelle September 20, 2014, 6:42 pm

      Yes, how??

  • Pam September 20, 2014, 2:35 pm

    1. I want that t-shirt! And I too love squats & lunges!
    2. Sullie is way too cute for words!
    3. Love Love Love this post! Speak to yourself kindly has been my mantra for several weeks!
    4. Waiting with expectancy for your next post!
    Happy Weekend

  • Janine September 21, 2014, 3:20 am

    Hello Jen, Just a quick note to say that I did a search for “my first marathon” and came across your post on yours, and your second. Thank you so much for writing about your experience marathoning! I just finished my first marathon a week ago, and it is great to hear another woman’s real-life experience with one….especially about what our bodies can do “out of the blue” on the course, and after, that did not show up in training, and were not mentioned in Hal’s book! Ha! Although I did love his book. 😉 Thanks for sharing your experience. Love your posts on your sweet dog, too. What a cutie. :o)

  • Tess September 21, 2014, 1:06 pm

    Sullie is such a cutie! 🙂

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