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Excited to share that I’m getting out of the hospital today! Now it’s time for the real healing to begin. I use these experiences to hit the reset button, it’s the best way to learn and rise above 💙🖤 . . Wearing: @ragandbone @silkphilosophy @madhuriparsonjewelry 💎 📸: @sfreneenyc ✨ . #yogafit #yogafashion #yogaposes #yogagirlsdaily #blackgirlyoga #lupuswarrior #backbend #handstand #yogadaily #yogaddict #yogapractice #yogainspiration #lupusflare #yogalove #yogagirl #yogagirls #yogapose #yogabody #yogalife #yogalifestyle #cbd #cbdlifestyle #cbdoil #plantsnotpills #nycmodel #fitmodel #yogachallenge #wheelpose

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Hard to believe that I took this photo with @sfreneenyc a little over two weeks ago. My body was starting to show signs of a flare up even before this, but it’s hard to fathom that I’ve been in the hospital since Saturday and completely out of it the week prior. When I showed up at the ER, they thought I had pneumonia. Actually, surprise, it’s lupus. My body is swollen, my face looks like a chipmunk, and my knees are the size of footballs. The struggle is real but the worst is over! 🖤🙏🏽 . . Wearing: @ragandbone 💙 . . #yogafit #yogafashion #yogaposes #yogagirlsdaily #blackgirlyoga #lupuswarrior #backbend #handstand #yogadaily #yogaddict #yogapractice #yogainspiration #lupusflare #yogalove #yogagirl #yogagirls #yogapose #yogabody #yogalife #yogalifestyle #cbd #cbdlifestyle #cbdoil #plantsnotpills #nycmodel #fitmodel #yogachallenge

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“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” ~ Martha Graham . . 📸: @sfreneenyc Wearing: @tylerwallachstudio ❤️ . . #yogafit #backbend #yogabody #yogalove #instayogi #yogadaily #yogaaddict #yogafashion #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogainspiration #yogainspiredfitness #yogagirls #yogagirl #yogapose #yogafashion #yogamodel #fitmodel #nycblogger #nycblog #yogalifestyle #yogalife #namaste #yogaeverywhere #yogablog #yoga #photooftheday #picoftheday #yogajunkie

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I’ve really been trying to take it easy the last couple of weeks. Prior to my birthday, which was now two weeks ago, I was feeling very off. When that starts to happen I know it’s time to scale back and reevaluate before my body gives up on me completely and lupus takes over. In lieu of everything, I made a choice to put interviewing on an indefinite hiatus as it wasn’t bringing me joy, and actually, it was just creating a huge volume of stress that was draining me mentally and physically. Despite that, over the last few weeks, I have been receiving quite a few messages from people pertaining to their journey with lupus. That type of outreach and communication excites me and is so humbling; making me want to do and give more of myself to this cause. Overall, it really helps me put things in perspective, appreciate the journey, and all of the incredible people that I’m meeting along the way. It’s been three years since my diagnosis and while the journey has not been easy I am constantly inspired, motivated, and so grateful 🖤 . . Wearing: @ragandbone @tylerwallachstudio 💛 📸: @sfreneenyc 💙 . . #yogafit #backbend #yogabody #yogalove #instayogi #yogadaily #yogaaddict #yogafashion #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogainspiration #yogainspiredfitness #yogagirls #yogagirl #yogapose #yogafashion #yogamodel #fitmodel #nycblogger #nycblog #yogalifestyle #yogalife #namaste #yogaeverywhere #yogablog #yoga #photooftheday #picoftheday #yogajunkie

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I’ve been trying to curate ways to feel more fulfilled and productive on the day to do. During my quest, I listened to @jayshetty podcast, On Purpose, and he had a really great segment about things that we can do to ensure that we have the most incredible and energizing morning. Of course, there are the obvious things; waking up one to two hours before your day actually begins, allowing you to start your day slowly and completely. He also highlighted the importance of starting your morning the night before; aka make a to-do list with your agenda for the next day or selecting your outfit the night before. Completing what seems like basic tasks will ameliorate the element of early morning decision fatigue. Lastly, meditation is key. Visualize a moment that you’re deeply grateful for in your life and embody how it felt. Gratitude is a significant benchmark for creativity and positivity. Make your life happen instead of just dreaming about it. 💛 . . 📸: @sfreneenyc Wearing: @tylerwallachstudio ❤️ Sneakers: @ragandbone ✨ . . #yogafit #backbend #yogabody #yogalove #instayogi #yogadaily #yogaaddict #yogafashion #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogainspiration #yogainspiredfitness #yogagirls #yogagirl #yogapose #yogafashion #yogamodel #fitmodel #nycblogger #nycblog #yogalifestyle #yogalife #namaste #yogaeverywhere #yogablog #yoga #photooftheday #picoftheday #yogajunkie

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I thoroughly enjoyed International Yoga Day yesterday! Thank you @timessquarenyc for an amazing event and thank you @bodenyc for constantly sharing your love of the practice with the community. That said, thank you as well for a lovely midtown studio closing farewell party. Special shout out to @ardesiawinebar for keeping everyone hydrated at the party with your amazing selection of rose and white and thank you @jenselter for your amazing @jenstabar protein bars, they’re awesome! 💙💛 . . 📸: @jessica_imhoff@michi_ny 💕 . . #yogadaily #yogapractice #backbend #yogaleggings #yogabody #lupuswarrior #splits #yogalove #yogagirl #yogafashion #yogainspiredfitness #stretchtoendlupus #stretch #yogagirls #yogaposes #yogapose #yogamodel #fitmodel #yogaaddict

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“Aging is not a disease, it serves as a spiritual alarm clock. It forces us to decide what is important in life.” ~ Thomas Morton 💙 . . I celebrated my birthday over the past weekend and this quote couldn’t be more relevant. Every year that I get older I think more and more about what really matters in life and what makes me happiest. Falling deeper in love with oneself, staying true to yourself, and spending time with positive people who uplift and support you. So thank you to those who took the time to celebrate another year with me, I love you guys 💛 . . 📸: @jessica_imhoff@michi_ny 💕 . . #yogadaily #yogapractice #backbend #yogaleggings #yogabody #lupuswarrior #splits #yogalove #yogagirl #yogafashion #yogainspiredfitness #stretchtoendlupus #stretch #yogagirls #yogaposes #yogapose #yogamodel #fitmodel #yogaaddict

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whatgibbs. Massive thank you to all of the yoga studios that supported Stretch to

Massive thank you to all of the yoga studios that supported Stretch to End Lupus Now! It was a special weekend and I am beyond grateful to all who participated. @fiercegracenyc @bodenyc thank you for letting me set the tone before class with a little motivational speech. @honoryogaprinceton apologies for not making class on Sunday, sometimes my body can’t keep up with my agenda but that aside, thank you so much for everything! @yogaeastaustin @truebikramyoga @meadowshotyoga, I’m beyond grateful as you all are helping me to lay the foundation for something bigger...💜 . . 📸: @jessica_imhoff @michi_ny ✨ . . #yogadaily #yogapractice #backbend #yogaleggings #yogabody #lupuswarrior #lupusawareness #yogalove #yogagirl #yogafashion #yogainspiredfitness #stretchtoendlupus #stretch #yogagirls #yogaposes #yogapose #yogamodel #fitmodel #yogaaddict

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whatgibbs. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing i

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”~ Albert Einstein . . Wearing: @nikewomen 🖤 📸: @jclabarca ✨ . . #yoga #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogadaily #yogalove #yogaleggings #yogabody #yogamodel #yogafit #yogajourney #yogainspiredfitness #yogafashion #yogagirls #yogagirl #yogamodel #photooftheday #yogachallenge #yogaaddict #yogaeverywhere #instayogi #yogisofinstagram #bendyyogis #flexible #flexibility #nikewomen #nike #backbends #splits

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I’m constantly accepting cues and reminding myself to always be my most authentic self. My brother @itsdgibbs so graciously reminded me yesterday that one should never feel guilty for being ones true self and that validation from others is meaningless. People can have their own opinions but what matters most is self acceptance, validation, and authenticity. 🖤 . . Wearing: @nikewomen 🖤 📸: @jclabarca ✨ . . #yoga #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogadaily #yogalove #yogaleggings #yogabody #yogamodel #yogafit #yogajourney #yogainspiredfitness #yogafashion #yogagirls #yogagirl #yogamodel #photooftheday #yogachallenge #yogaaddict #yogaeverywhere #instayogi #yogisofinstagram #bendyyogis #flexible #flexibility #nikewomen #nike #backbends #wheelpose

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Recently, I was asked a very challenging question; why do you want to live?! Surprisingly, while life is good, I clearly have so much to be thankful for, and I try my best to always come from a place of gratitude and optimism, the answers weren’t just rolling off of the pen and onto the paper. Of course, some of the more obvious answers came to mind, such as; providing service for others, experiencing life, making deep and meaningful connections, and working towards my destiny etc. I’ve since created a list that I continue to reference daily, but it’s one of those questions that will always keep you thinking, keep you mindful, and keep you aware. Have you ever thought about why you want to live? . . Wearing: @nikewomen 🖤 📸: @jclabarca ✨ . . #yoga #yogaposes #yogapractice #yogadaily #yogalove #yogaleggings #yogabody #yogamodel #yogafit #yogajourney #yogainspiredfitness #yogafashion #yogagirls #yogagirl #yogamodel #monday #photooftheday #yogachallenge #yogaaddict #yogaeverywhere #instayogi #yogisofinstagram #bendyyogis #flexible #flexibility

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I went to a workshop last week led by @ignitewithmelissa @threejewelsnyc and it was a really deep and meaningful experience. The workshop was about empowering your intuitive voice, which often we suppress because we are so caught up in keeping up with societal norms; acting a certain way or doing certain things because we feel that it is expected of us. I’ve worked really hard the last couple of months on listening to my intuitive voice and staying extremely mindful in all aspects of my life. The journey of understanding ones self is constantly evolving but I was really thankful for the exercises that Melissa shared with the group, as well as her candor when sharing her dynamic story. The journey itself is so much work but after that workshop I felt relieved, renewed, and equipped with additional tools to find that inner self peace. It’s scary to dig deep and silence that inner voice of self doubt and come solely from a place of love and compassion. Only when we put in the work can we actually achieve a true sense of balance and mindfulness. Thank you @ignitewithmelissa for a meaningful and fundamental evening and thank you @rosegnyc for inviting me! 🧡🧡🧡 . . @fabiofilippi 📸 Wearing: @vyayama ✨ . . #yogaposes #yogagirl #yogachallenge #yogajourney #yogalove #splits #backbend #yogabody #yogadaily #yogafashion #yogaleggings #yogainspiration #yogainspiredfitness #yogagirls #yogaaddict #iloveyoga

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Yogis, friends, family, studio owners, and all of the above; I’m currently working with the @lfa_northeast Youth Leadership Committee on an event, Stretch to End Lupus Now. Naturally, it only makes sense that I would happily get on board and support an initiative that fuses two of my passions; yoga and raising awareness for lupus. Essentially, during the weekend of June 15th and 16th, we are requesting that studios select one of their classes to be a donation based class where proceeds raised will be donated to the LFA in support of continued medical research. It’s such an easy way to giveback and any support from my fellow yogis, both local and international would be so greatly appreciated. Of course, I’ll be reaching out to you all individually but please, if this is something that would be of interest to your studio DM me or swipe to learn more. Also, special thank you to the studios who have already agreed to participate and thank you @usayoga for sharing the event with the community. I’m always so thankful! 🖤 . . Wearing: @vyayama 🧡 📸: @fabiofilippi ✨ . . #yoga #yogainspiredfitness #yogabody #yogagirl #yogalove #yogainspiration #yogaleggings #yogadaily #yogafashion #yogaposes #backbend #lupuswarrior #lupusawareness #lupus #invyayama #vyayama #yogamodel #mondaymotivation #yogagirls #yogapose #bendyyogis #namaste #yogisofinstagram #instayogi #centralpark #yogalifestyle #yogalife #naturallifestyle

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“Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth” ~ Bradley Whitford 💙 . . 📸: @jessica_imhoff Wearing: @michi_ny ✨ . . #yoga #yogapants #yogachallenge #yogadaily #yogafashion #backbend #yogaleggings #yogagirls #yogalove #yogaposes #yogainspiration #yogalifestyle #thursdaymotivation #movewithmichi #yogapose #yogagirl #yogamodel #iloveyoga #yogisofinstagram #instayogi #activewear #bendyyogis #flexible #flexiblegirls #flexibility #photooftheday #yogabody #yogamodel #yogaphoto #yogapic #yogaphotography

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It’s been said that good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Do you believe that love and relationships are the biggest predictor of our true happiness? I certainly do, which is why it’s so important to just be who you truly are. That way, if you remain true to yourself, you will manifest and attract the right people into your life 💙 . . 📸: @jessica_imhoff Wearing: @michi_ny ✨ . . #yoga #yogapants #yogachallenge #yogadaily #yogafashion #backbend #yogaleggings #yogagirls #yogalove #yogaposes #yogainspiration #yogalifestyle #tuesdaymotivation #fullwheel #movewithmichi #yogapose #yogagirl #yogamodel #iloveyoga #yogisofinstagram #instayogi #activewear #bendyyogis #flexible #flexiblegirls #flexibility

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Had the best time on Saturday at the Walk to End Lupus Now! I’m so thankful for all of the support from my closest friends, colleagues, and family! You guys are the best and I love you 💜 . . 🎥: @jessica_imhoff 💙 Wearing: @michi_ny ✨ . . #backbend #yogapants #yoga #yogaposes #yogafashion #yogadaily #yogawear #yogaleggings #yogaaddict #yogainspiration #yogagirl #yogalove #yogabody #yogamodel #yogalife #yogalifestyle #yogachallenge #lupuswarrior #lupusawareness #lupusawarenessmonth #yogagirls #activewear #fitgirls #namaste #iloveyoga #yogisofinstagram #instayogi #yogagram #fashionfitness #mondaymotivation

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