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I’m Warrior.

❤️ We are all going through something. When we show up with authenticity, we connect; we embrace the enormity of all life’s joys and dilemmas; we experience the light and dark as shared humanity.

❤️ Reminder that warriors are ones who show up and true bravery is vulnerability.

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High Expectations.

Expectations, disappointment, goals, hard work, dreams, plans, success, risk, failure, vision, discipline, flow… these are words that came up in a Jess-Ned- over wine conversation last night. Hashing out the discrepancy between “Expectation is the root of all heartache” and “Success demands disciplined planning and high expectations of yourself”

Thoughts were still massaging my brain during my morning swim. Here is what my 3500 yards between two walls gave me…. For as long as I can remember, I have had high expectations; have been driven, disciplined, and striving; planning, setting goals, working hard, achieving. But, this left me always running… toward or from something. I didn’t want to surrender to stillness or calm. Even as I practiced yoga, I didn’t want the calm, the exhales, the flow, to guide me. I wanted what I thought was discipline and intensity. Because, to me, discipline meant success, and intensity kept me running so stillness couldn’t reveal buried pain.

Then I learned that flow is being present, and THAT is more intense than any intensity I had known. Stillness takes more discipline, more patience.

Then I had a moment. Ned was there. Surfing at sunrise, we jumped off our boards and floated. Together. The white water enveloped us, the waves took us in, fish literally jumped out of the water surrounding us, the rising sun beamed sparkles on the water. I told him, “this could be the best moment of my life”.

“No”, he said, “it can’t be.” But he didn’t know. He didn’t know the moment I labeled “best” one early morning surfing; that I felt a sensation and a presence that had been absent in my life to that point. Maybe glimpses of it, but never a complete contentment, an absence of expectation, a patience, an experience of not needing anything else in that moment; not running from stillness, not trying to get somewhere else. Just the full dimension of being here. Now. Living this moment.

So, where do we land in the vortex of planning and goal-setting and over-achieving and experiencing stillness for contentment in a moment? All I know is I continue to practice life with passion and intensity in each moment.

Because, each moment IS your life. ❤️

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Jimmy Fund Walk. I’m HOPE.

I’m Hope. HOPE is not an emotion, but a way of being.

Being Hope is getting real with vulnerability and struggle, taking a deep breath, and going forward with bravery and strength. Hope is authenticity in meeting challenge with love and whole hearted spirit. Hope is not just saying it will be ok. Hope is not just flipping on the lights because of fear and discomfort in darkness. Hope is being in the darkness with a burning flame of connection, compassion, purpose, trust, and courage.

Being HOPE is being LOVE. – Jessica 💜💜💜💜💜

There is not one of us who hasn’t been touched in some way by Cancer. There is also not one of us who wouldn’t be willing to give anything to take away the pain of a loved one fighting this fight or the grief of a loved one lost. There is also HOPE. Hope for a cure. Hope comes in all forms, and we have personally met many. Hope comes as survivors, as family members, as supporters, as fighters, as doctors willing to give their hearts for this cause. Hope comes as a community, a team, an event, a walk, a smile.

💜 We have HOPE. We have a smile. We have a team. We will walk. Will you support us as we walk with #jimmyfundwalk and #teamtara , with survivors we call true friends, with Dr. Ng, who is heroically fighting with her heart. Will you join us with HOPE?

💜 🙏🏼 – Jess and Ned

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Choose Love. New Shirt on amazon!

“You will decide how much of yourself you will bring to each moment. You will decide how much your heart is going to open… How faithful and fearless you will be in each moment… You will ultimately decide how much of your soul shines into this world…” #mattkahn

I get to decide. I choose. How do I want to show up? Shining my light. If I want passion, I have to BE Passion. If I want love, I have to BE Love.

It isn’t WHAT I do, it’s how I’m BEING. Ultimately, we all have the same time, whether it is one more breath, or a hundred more years; the only thing we each have is right now. This moment is not life waiting to happen, words waiting to be spoken, regrets waiting to evaporate, aliveness waiting to be felt, enlightenment waiting to be gained. No. Nothing is waiting. This is it. This moment is life. So, I choose to show up, to risk my heart, to be Passion, to be Love.

And to know that it is a practice; that I am vulnerable and human; and if I fall, I will keep shining. But I am not waiting. I’m choosing to be Love.

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Yoga. Practice. Training. For Life.

Yoga. Practice. Training. For Life.

🌊 I never knew that learning to lift myself off the ground would teach me how to lift myself up emotionally. I never knew that holding myself up would make life’s burdens feel so much lighter. I never knew that a physical practice could transform how I view the world. I never knew that an hour on a mat could translate into an edge in all aspects of life. I never knew floating was freeing. But now I know. Now I know.

Strength harnessed through breath…. Freedom in letting go….. Balance in flow…

🌊 I’m Yoga. I’m Love.

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