journeyofnow Beautiful way to start my morning. Had a wonderful time shooting with fellow IGers who made the trip from Miami for sunrise. Although, I spent less time actually taking photos and more time chatting. Gosh I just love this community! 2w

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journeyofnow My boys just finished the South Florida kids mile run, they had a great time. My 2nd highly competitive son came in 3rd place.

Today I'm reminded that our children watch our actions. There is a place for having a conversation, but I say your day to day actions probably carries more weight.

Since the end of June I've been spending more time on my health, my boys hate the idea of McDonald's and general fast foods. They mostly want to eat healthy. My sons have started going running me, to the point where they call me to see what time i'm coming home. They open doors for people, make sure that their friends are ok. They are respectful to everyone around them and they worship their mom, It's great. People always ask how I did it? It was easy, just lead by example.

I'm truly thankful beyond words and hope to continue to set a good example for them.
Happy Saturday .
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  •   gpskalka Heck yeah!!! @koreycress 2w
  •   cassandra666 You can be proud of your kids. And yourself! Done great! 2w
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  •   igpostaholic The best thing a parent can do is raise their child to be a good world citizen . Great job my friend 2w
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  •   me_lv That's awesome! Wonderful memories for sure! 2w
  •   crablogger Inspiring words and thoughts. Congrats to you and your sons on their style and class - and their great efforts in the run!! 2w
  •   frengels You must be so proud. 2w

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journeyofnow In July I was overweight. I was feeling tired all the time and a number of other symptoms. All of this eating out, not leading a healthy lifestyle started catching up on me. The goal I set was to get down to 210 while losing fat and gaining muscle. I also wanted to maintain a lifestyle change for the long run. Well I reached my goal early and I feel amazing.

Since I don't talk about exercise and nutrition here it is an important area of my life. My next part of my journey is to be in the best shape of my life in the next three months with a focus of cutting down my body fat.
Unfortunately I will not be posting as much on Instagram and checking through all my friends feeds . I will be diverting more of my precious time towards my health.

A friend of mine talked about balance on FB, also I have another friend that is writing a book on the very topic. Its an area that I've been working on for years. All pieces from health, spirituality, finances, family, personal development all have to be sync. If any one of those areas is out of whack everything else will start to suffer.

So here's to putting my health back in order . Hope your Sunday rocks!
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  •   rollergirl69 I am with you on this. Health and inner happiness is so precious. Happy adventure. ♡ 3w
  •   journeyofnow @crusso thanks 3w
  •   journeyofnow @just_msh thanks so much. I will be around and post from time to time. 3w
  •   journeyofnow @lindalaughs thanks my friend. I do set high expectations for myself. I'm in great shape now, want to see how far I can go. I will be turning 40 this year and want to be in the best shape of my life. 3w
  •   j_motif Go get it man! Best wishes! 3w
  •   gabdetails Breathtaking gallery: u have a new followeeeer 2w
  •   petalani Take care 2w
  •   journeyofnow @gabdetails thanks so much! Highly appreciated! 2w

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journeyofnow Take a few steps, pause, breath, it's a new year full of hope and new beginnings.
Happy 2015.
4w

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journeyofnow This year went by very fast for me, feels like a blur. Lots of growth, friendships enhanced, watching my family grow. Some challenges overcome. All the while taking wonderful photos and cherishing moments along the way.

I am thankful all for your beautiful photography. I appreciate you for showing me a window into your world. After 4 years, I'm still enjoying this community.

Here are my #9of2014 favorite shots I posted this year.

Show me yours!
4w

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journeyofnow { Musings }

On the beach taking pictures of a shell, then of the ocean... then focused in on the clouds. I also took a few panorama shots. A sudden appreciation came to me.

What is it that I focus on? Are they things that are happening in the foreground, the hear and now, or what's happening in the background. Do I take a grand view of my life, that panoramic view. Or am I so focused on the shell that I forget what is happening in the background?

I currently try to take it all in, with particular attention to a panoramic view of life and nature, particularly when my mind is restless. Having the ability to take a step back, look closely at the shell, I come to the understanding I am not the shell. I am the the ocean, the shell, the clouds and I have choice where to put my energy and focus, when I think about it is empowering.

Who knew a picture of a shell could evoke so many thoughts.

Where do you put your attention?
Happy Saturday
1mon

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journeyofnow That boat right there is my home . 1mon

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journeyofnow {Story behind a photo}

I woke up before the sun and thought to myself I really need to check out the sunrise, but I'm running a little late and the sun waits for no one.

I have so many choices, should I workout at the gym, go for a bike ride. Or should I just randomly drive to palm beach and just aimlessly walk around and see what I can find? I choose the last option . It is freeing to walk around with no agenda. Just snap pictures and look at things with new eyes. Like a tourist on vacation.

It's an experience to look at things in new way. I have walked by the same sights for decades, but the way that I look at them has completely changed based on new experiences and fresh eyes.

For that I am grateful.

Happy Sunday.
1mon
  •   journeyofnow @igpostaholic you to Tania . 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @starklifephoto that's so true, I hardly looked up. Never paid much attention. I was actually taking a walk for the next Steller challenge which is around minimalism. 1mon
  •   thehudson Love it mate. Image and words 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @thehudson thanks Darren, I hope you and your family are well. 1mon
  •   redblueox Sometimes I gotta be OK with that too. 1mon
  •   barparildar It's the most beautiful thing... Being free... And I choose a song from your playlist for this photo "j uh - Tres Cosas" 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @soosee same here, we look at things with new eyes. Sorry for the late response. Vacation mode. 4w
  •   journeyofnow @nialloleary hey brother, I agree we do. I enjoy the rare moments where I'm outside of the routine and I can just explore with no set agenda. Wishing you a fantastic new year my friend. Truly enjoy your words and most importantly your photography over the years . 4w

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journeyofnow It's a minimal kind of morning. 1mon

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journeyofnow Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip," Jonathan would say, other times, "is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too. ~ Richard Bach, 1mon

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journeyofnow The Roosevelt Bridge is a major highway across the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Florida. it was built to supersede the old Roosevelt Bridge and was completed in 1996.
A bridge has many more purposes than carrying people and vehicles across a span of water, let me show you on my next @stellerstories. You can find a link on my profile, or typing in this link http://bitly.com/stellerrosbridge hope you have a fantastic evening and for those of you in a different time zone a happy Friday.
1mon
  •   journeyofnow @jeffreymullen it's very cool. I will have to go there again. Not toooo far away from the house of refuge. 1mon
  •   ksusha Cool shot 1mon
  •   flminivanmama I used to live there and my kids went to "mom's morning out" at the community center there. I logged many miles walking back and forth across that bridge 1mon
  •   vero_pic I love big structures, specifically bridges. There is so much symbolism in bridges (they bring people and land masses together, etc.). This brings all of that symbolism to light. More than a stunning image indeed. 1mon
  •   ujigreenclowd Very cool project ( the symbol Bridge in dreams) 1mon
  •   kbasta will check it out! 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @kbasta thanks K, at of all my friends on IG. You are in my top 3 list for their first Steller story. No pressure. 1mon
  •   kbasta Haha. Will get to it soon. 1mon

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journeyofnow When you call my name
When you love me gently
When you're walking near me
I'm in really love with you

When you look at me
I open up instantly
I fall in love so quickly
I'm in really love with you

15 years and D'angelo released a new album. Just some background, I have a very eclectic taste, I'm nearly as passionate about music in general as I am about photography. I feel comfortable talking about nearly any area of music. So like a fine wine I will be digesting this album for many weeks. I'm really happy that my wait is over and so are his fans.
1mon
  •   journeyofnow @ralfafara thanks Becca 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @woo.supreme thanks brother I appreciate you 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @kbasta still is in constant rotation 1mon
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  •   thestyletrunk @journeyofnow this album is a masterpiece! Grew up listening to a lot of rnb soul music including D'Angelo. This album was well worth the wait!! Hopefully this marks the return of 'real' music. Thanks again for the recommendation. 😎 1mon
  •   journeyofnow @thestyletrunk awesome, it's a wonderful album. It is on constant rotation. I agree, we can hope for a new batch of soulful music. A few artists that you might enjoy, that I feel are not mainstream. Is Kem, Anthony Hamilton ( must listen to), Dwele, Conya Doss. Bilal ( Track 1st Born 2nd , if you don't like that song we can't be friends lol) What's on your playlist that I need to check out, surprise me . 1mon

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journeyofnow Too often we only identify the crucial points in our lives in retrospect. At the time we are too absorbed in the fetid detail of the moment to spot where it is leading us. Listen, pay attention, watch for that wave, see and feel where it takes you. 2mon

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journeyofnow The world is a mirror reflecting back your own awareness. Change your awareness, change your world. 2mon

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journeyofnow Nature seems to take advantage of the simple mathematical representations of the symmetry laws. When one pauses to consider the elegance and the beautiful perfection of the mathematical reasoning involved and contrast it with the complex and far-reaching physical consequences, a deep sense of respect for the power of the symmetry laws never fails to develop. - Chen

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday, today I posted my latest story on @Stellerstories which is all about symmetry. I have a number of photos I've never posted. Check my profile or use this link https://bitly.com/stellersymmetry having a blast on this platform.
2mon

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journeyofnow Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
~ Khalil Gibran
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journeyofnow {Trees As Humans}

There are more trees than we can count, but each tree like humans are unique. Each tree possess a unique character, so I captured a couple of tress over a couple of
weeks. Here is one picture from my @stellerstories story. Feel free to check out the rest over on bit.ly/StellerTreesAsHumans
2mon

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journeyofnow There is a time to watch and there is a time to act.... today I will sit back and just breath and watch the world unfold before my very eyes. 2mon

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journeyofnow perhaps in some sense, what we consider reality is in fact the strangest piece of fiction we will all ever live to know. @rmdrk 2mon

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journeyofnow Hey, hey, out of my way! Can't you see I'm trying to make the perfect landing here?
Happy Saturday
2mon

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