4/24/2017

Gratitude List 24

Gratitude List 24 x Ashley Neese

Fresh air.
Ocean views.
A hidden community labyrinth.
Deep belly laughs.
Seeing the bigger picture.
Ride or die friends who consistently show up and are doing their work in this life.
Allowing myself to feel the ways that I wasn’t supported when I was younger and receiving the love that is abundant in the present.
Daily forgiveness.
Emergence.
Life force.
The unexplainable urge to keep growing and expanding.
Becoming.
Feeling less and less afraid of confrontation and more excited about being clear af.
Setting boundaries like a tender warrior.
Embracing masculine energy.
Conversations that are changing the landscape of what it means to heal relationally and how to stay grounded when we’re on the front lines.
Canyon sunsets.
Spring blooms.
This body that has seen me through so much and wanting nothing but to protect me and keep me safe.
Creating space for shedding another layer.
Fuller breath.
Cover songs that are better than the original.
Kindred spirits.
Readiness.

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4/21/2017

Friday Feels 17

Friday Feels 17 x Ashley Neese

Cheryl Strayed x Tim Ferriss. YES.

Planning to visit the epic poppy reserve on my way back to Oakland next week.

The pillow that is doing wonders for my spine while working at the computer and driving.

Don’t wait for the right answer.

The silk dress I am living in.

A list of great gut, brain, and science books for other nerds out there like me.

One of my favorite shops in Echo Park.

Astrology for the soul.

Taking this herbal formula for cleansing.

Van life & social media.

Inspiring quotes from extraordinary women.

Horoscopes to get you through the weekend.

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4/17/2017

Gratitude List 23

Acceptance.
Adaptation.
Answers.
Attention.
Beauty.
Beginnings.
Benevolence.
Care.
Clarity.
Compassion.
Determination.
Devotion.
Direction.
Discomfort.
Distance.
Empathy.
Energy.
Everything.
Feelings.
Flowers.
Focus.
Growth.
Health.
Holiness.
Initiation
Intuition.
Jasper.
Kindness.
Knowing.
Lightness.
Listening.
Longing.
Love.
Matter.
Mobility.
Moons.
Newness.
Nourishment.
Observation.
Persistence.
Perspective.
Prayers.
Qi.
Quiet.
Rain.
Resilience.
Resistance.
Resonance.
Roses.
Sight.
Softness.
Steadiness.
Truth.
Unity.
Upset.
Vision.
Willingness.
Wisdom.
Worlds.
Xo.
Years.
Yets.
Zodiacs.

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4/16/2017

Sunday Night Sweetness

Sunday Night Sweetness x Ashley Neese

Sunday night inspiration for the guest house Nic and I plan to create this year.

It feels very grounding to build a future with someone who I love so deeply. This is the first time I’ve been in a relationship where I can see how much potential we have to grow and expand together versus apart. In many of my other relationships I felt, often early on that we were meant to be together for a short time.

It wasn’t until last spring that I experienced what I’ve heard friends talk about for ages, this feeling that you’re meant to be with someone for a long time and that your connection is so much bigger than the two of you. I didn’t even believe I’d meet someone for sure who was such an epic match on all of the levels I desired. But I had this intuition that it was possible and decided to stay open to that and not settle for anyone who wasn’t a unicorn.

It was in a moment of being completely comfortable, happy, and connected to my deepest knowing that Nic and I finally met. Sometimes he asks me, how are you this sure about us? My response is always the same, I’ve been looking for you and for us for years. I am grateful this evening for every single one of my past partnerships that brought me to Nic who in turn brings me closer to myself.

This is such a wild and beautiful life and this just the beginning for us.

Sweet dreams loves.

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4/15/2017

Gratitude List 22

Gratitude List 22 x Ashley Neese

Baby arugula.
Connecting the dots.
Pets getting along a little better.
The smell of lilies in the house.
Neighborhood plant walks.
Walking for so long without seeing another person.
Turmeric lattes.
Afternoons at the shop with Nic.
Surprise visit from my family.
Feeling more settled up north.
The rain bringing all the plants to life.
Fleetwood Mac singalong.
Drinking enough water.
Taking tomorrow afternoon and Monday off to rest.
Making self care my number one focus right now.
Creating space and then being aware of how quickly I try to fill it.
Allowing for even more room for being uncomfortable.
Playing my growing edge with slowness.
Changing the tape about productivity equaling self worth.
The belief taking root that our worth has nothing to do with anything external.
The simplicity and obviousness of it all.
Laughing at myself.
Loving myself.
Being unapologetically me.
All my heart.
x

© ASHLEY NEESE 2017