@kimothy.joy - Kimothy Joy

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Your vantage point filters everything you see and every interaction you have. Question it. Examine it.
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Your vantage point filters everything you see and every interaction you have. Question it. Examine it.

Today’s mantra.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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 #morn

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. ️
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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

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
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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.
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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 @nowthisn

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@amandascgorman Love you too!! ❤️❤️

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I think we all come knowing... sometimes we just forget for a little while? Been thinking about this question a lot lately.
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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.
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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

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Tired of archaic thinking, aren’t you? We can do so much better. #MyBodyMyChoice
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Tired of archaic thinking, aren’t you? We can do so much better. #mybodymychoice

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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
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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
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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

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.
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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 l

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
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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-kn

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I’ve been waiting to tell you about my experience at @thecollegeofwooster for their annual @createherwooster #CreateHer day because my emotions around it are enormous.

Yearssssss ago, I attended a small university near Wooster and as I was sharing about my life as a girl, student, wife, artist, mom...a wave of remembering struck me. Remembering what it was like to be in school. To be unsure yet excited about what the future might hold for me, about how life might go for me. To believe my mom would be around forever. It really felt like life was happening to me. And like I had maybe 20% control over it. I remembered the day my mom visited my college campus and told me she had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. We held each other and cried. I remember graduating and thinking so small. The options I gave myself were limited and based on a feelings of unworthiness, uncertainty and shame. I never gave myself the option to play and make art because I liked to. But then I remembered how far I’ve come, how hard I’ve worked, how bad I’ve failed and stumbled and how eventually I realized I can CREATE my life. I can create myself. Again and again. When I finally listened to my truth, acknowledged it, and let it lead my decision making - magical things started to happen.

Thank you for inviting me to share with you all, Wooster sisters. Wow. Your energy was electric. And the way you lift one another up gives me hope we will all be okay. Thank you for reminding me that we are inherently creators and we can create a life we love sustained by truth and soul’s purpose. And we can all LEAD in our own unique way. In fact, the world desperately needs us to. 
Y’all are already there. Inspired by you. Luca’s putting Wooster on her college list. 

Extra love and hugs to Marina @mina_italia and Dana @danamichelle26 for organizing and asking me to give the keynote. It was an unforgettable experience that I’ll hold near and dear always. ️ Beautiful images taken by @sharonhughesphoto
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I’ve been waiting to tell you about my experience at @thecollegeofwooster for their annual @createherwooster #createher day because my emotions around it are enormous. Yearssssss ago, I attended a small university near Wooster and as I was sharing a

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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!
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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!

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@samahsafi Yes we did💪🏼💙

Remind yourself that you are a brave little human doing the best you can.
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Remind yourself that you are a brave little human doing the best you can.

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@dannyshanta Yes, I do!!

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I’m a day late because #momlife but happy birthday to this book baby!! Congrats @alexandrasacksmd and Dr. Birndorf! I’m so proud to have my illustrations support the ideas and concepts within this gem. It is a much needed resource for anyone who wants to understand the EMOTIONS of transitioning from pregnancy into motherhood and all the nuanced issues that come with this life-altering identity shift. This book makes me feel seen and affirms I wasn’t alone in my waves of doubt, worry, confusion, ambivalence, bliss, and joy. Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or anywhere books are sold. Also, super cool that it was just featured on The Today Show! #SupportMamas #MotherhoodUnfiltered
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I’m a day late because #momlife but happy birthday to this book baby!! Congrats @alexandrasacksmd and Dr. Birndorf! I’m so proud to have my illustrations support the ideas and concepts within this gem. It is a much needed resource for anyone who want

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
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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

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@nyrheather Feeling it💗 Beautiful!

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