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Month: February 2019

Attitude of Gratitude #3

Attitude of Gratitude #3


I’ve really been embracing what it means to be grateful. For months now, I’ve been going through each day saying to myself Thank you for…whatever it is I’m feeling grateful for in that moment. It’s a healthy, positive practice that I appreciate so much. It’s my way of letting God, the Universe, and myself know that I’m happy and grateful for every little thing in my life.

Having an Attitude of Gratitude keeps me light and able to flow through life more easily. It’s not an uphill battle, it’s just about going with the flow. Remember, from my last post – it’s about releasing attachment to any specific outcome. It’s the belief that what’s meant for me will never pass me by. It’s knowing that I’m exactly where I’m meant to be. It’s about living in this very moment and being extremely grateful for it. Living my life like this on the daily keeps me centered and at peace – it keeps me calm knowing that everything works out as it’s meant to, when it’s meant to.

I’ve heard on podcasts and read on Instagram from so many different people that the key in life is being grateful. At first, it’s really easy to brush it off and think sure it’s easy for you, look at everything you have to be grateful for. In thinking this though, we discredit ourselves and what we have in our lives to be grateful for. Here’s the thing – if you’re feeling negative and pessimistic, surely those are the things you’ll focus on in your life…therefore you’ll get more of the same. Yep, it’s the Law of Attraction at work. So, work to switch your mindset and focus on ALL the good things in your life.

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Random Ramblings #4

Random Ramblings #4


Hiiii! Gonna lighten things up ‘round here with a little rambling chit-chat. Whaddya say?

Remember my A Mindful Morning vision board? Well, I totally lived it yesterday morning and this morning. Yay!!! I woke up around 4:45 – yep, even on my non-workout days – pushed that blissful little coffee button to brew up some magic, lit my candle, and settled in for one of my favorite morning yoga videos. It’s a quick one, only about 15 minutes, and it’s so relaxing. Also, love me some Cole Chance! If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you should – super gorgeous feed! Now, I’m sitting here sippin’ some of said magic while I write. My kinda morning!

Random Ramblings #4 | www.CescaRose.com


I’ve completed 2 months of my 3-month booty program, and my body is still trying to figure out WTF I’m doing to it. Ahhh, the program is no joke! Hip thrusts are no joke – that frigg brings me to my knees, literally. I finish a set and immediately tumble over…thinking, why do I do this? But then the burning passes, and I’m like this is amazing! I’ll finish this program right before I leave for Greece, and then when I get back, I think imma do Fitness Blender’s Abs Program. It super works!! Then I’ll restart the booty program because why not torture myself some more? 😊 Kidding – I love working out!

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Divorce (Continued)

Divorce (Continued)


You know, I think with Divorce, we’re often made to feel like failures. But, here’s the thing – I didn’t feel like a failure, not nearly as much as I was made to feel like one. Although, I guess that’s probably easier for me to say now that I’ve made it to the other side. When things were falling apart, when I moved out, when we filed for divorce, and as our hearing approached, I was fairly cruel to myself with an immense amount of negative self-talk. But, at the same time, somewhere beneath all that was relief. I just couldn’t find it buried under everything else I was feeling.

I had an emotionally rough time, divorce is a lot to process – the falling apart, the process itself, the range of emotions. I was either entirely shutdown and blank, or my emotions were at an all-time high. And there were also days that I actually felt okay. Sometimes I felt okay all day, sometimes for the morning or workday, but then I’d fall apart at night. Other times, it was the words of another person that took me down, even though I tried to shield against them. Not just words, but cruel words – words that were extremely hurtful, from someone I didn’t expect this from. There isn’t anything else from this time of my life that still makes me emotional, except for when I remember that – those hurtful words that I didn’t deserve.

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