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Pasha Lyndi
Nature-Based Mindfulness & Sleep Stories
Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s a short practice to help you let go of thoughts by taking a short breathing space.
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102 reflections
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Riyaz
Perfect to remember that nothing is wrong and connect myself with my purpose and desire
The desire to make a difference is a palpable human need, that fuels my passion for health love family and life and saying thank you
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Andrea
Speaking in the progressive tense
Sometimes it really bugs me when (I think it is Lindsey) speaks in what I think is the progressive tense. Instead of saying "place your hands on your stomach' for example, she says "placing your hands on your stomach." The other day I had to stop listening. Today was fine. I am wondering what others think.
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Luiza
I feel better
It's amazing how 3 minutes can change the way we feel. I'm starting to feel much better after this sessions and I'm really thankful for everyone who is making this possible. Thank you for helping us all!
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Nathan
No matter what happens in your life , always remember to come back to your steady constant breath
No matter what happens in your life , always remember to come back to your steady constant breathing
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Charlie
A new month,day,minute,second
As the summer comes to and end. It's just a reminder that time as, I understand it keeps moving forward. Today I will and always will practice Being present one second at time, if notice my thoughts to wander. They will and I'm ok with that. Whatever it takes to stay off of auto pilot. Have a great day!
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Shelbi
Breath
Just breathe!! Come back to your inner self and take the time to breathe and let everything else from your day go.
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Lauren
Calm consistent focus
I have the power to consciously direct my focus on one thing at a time. The breath is calming and consistent. Start here when feeling overwhelmed and anxious.
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Tiffany
Hope, beauty, and love
I am hope. Yet, I rely on others to give me hope. I am beauty. And I need others to tell me this. I am love. I need affirmation that I a loving and loveable. This is because I am working on believing myself. This is because of my history.
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Millie
Breath
There is only one thing to go back to whenever you feel any emotion. And there is only one thing to say. Breath!!
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Aaron
Feeling myself Breathe
I learned when I feel my head is wandering with thoughts going everywhere, take a moment and feel myself breath. I put a hand on my chest and concentrated on feeling myself breathe.
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Lhiza
Learning my own body.
I just learned that feeling nothing except your own body is wonderful. Learning the moves of your own body makes you focus and relax. In this session, I felt the tranquility inside me.
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Mariane
Let go !
Don’t stress for things you can not fix, try to let go, do something for your self every day ❤️
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Katrina
Learning to focus on my breathing
Focusing solely on my breathing can be difficult when life is chaotic but it helps me recenter myself, relax and let go of some anxiety and bring my focus back to a calm state.
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Dane
Reconnected Back To My Core
Breathing and focusing on breath brings the attention from outward to inward and softly focuses on yourself and realigning your mind back to a reset.
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Matthew
Relaxed after a stressful morning
The position I chose to be in for this session was not conducive to a breathing exercise. I will not choose to be in this position again when using Aura. Otherwise, I enjoyed concentrating on my breathing patterns again. I believe that these concentrated sessions are relaxing and aiding me to still my thoughts and to cope with my day in new ways.
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Tham
Felt more relaxed
I became more mindful after this. It was a great experience.
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Serena
just breathe
i felt more relaxed and focused after this. my mind is not wandering as much.
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Jeffrey
1st Session
Focusing on my breathing can quickly calm me. I learned it doesn’t take a lot of time.
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Jennah
Peace of pie
Piece of pie is something we’ve all heard time and time again. When referring to something that should normally be easy or not difficult. Finding peace at times isn’t as easy or a piece of pie... but once you find your slice of the peace pie, you devour it up and then take another space of your time to grab another slice... I have to remember to take my own slices and share what I can from there.
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Melody
Spiritual Connection & Understanding
I learned that it’s okay to have things on my mind as long as they don’t manifest. When they do, just breathe and focus on something else at hand.
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Samantha
Probabilities and the present moment
I want you to stop just for a second and think about all the probabilities of things that could happen tomorrow. I can think for example that it will rain or that perhaps it will be sunny, maybe the sun wont even come out and maybe the clouds will begin to be squares and not fluffy. These are all probabilities, and they are indeed infinite. But having all of these probabilities think of how you are where you are, sitting somewhere perhaps in a room or a garden, wearing blue or white shirt and you are living in new york or guatemala. Now narrowing down all of this probablities think of how important is your moment here and now. How between all the things that could happen you are where you are, doing the things that you do, being the person you are, and most important just being. How can we not treasure the present moment when so many things can be different? How can we not treasure the present moment when is the only certainty we have? So many options, yet there you are.
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Tapua
Turning away from the chaos
It's so easy to get caught up in my racing mind, and to get buried by worries, and eventually having these worries turn into full blown anxiety. But, this meditation taught me that, it's even easier to create a space where I can come back, reset, and breathe. It amazes me how much mental power I truly have, how I can take my inner steering wheel and turn towards calmer waters in moments of mental chaos.
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JC
Breathing Space
I learned that focusing on breathe, helps quite the mind allowing me to enter a peaceful atmosphere.
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Jeanie
It's hard to control my thoughts.
Breathing correctly helps stress. It takes the mind of before and future thoughts.
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Nicole
Breathing
How to control my breathing and feel at peace so Thank You this was very helpful
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Jezabel
Aura
This helped me a lot with all the thing that are going on right now in my life.
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Amarette
Come back to center
I’ve got a presentation to give tomorrow, and found myself thinking about that midway through. But the remind to come back to focus on the breathing helped me come back to the moment and allow myself to let go of that thought for a few moments.
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Anil
Chill
My mind is not quiet and I need to chill and get in tune with myself
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Katherine
Just breathe
I learned that it's truest helpful to take a few,injures to just breathe and get away from stressers.
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Nick
Stress
Meditation does not eliminate stress, but it always me to bring a nonjudgmental awareness to it. Being aware of our body and accepting your lack of control is necessary for me.
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Tammi
Breathing space
It felt so good when I finally stopped the craze going on in my mind and reconnected with my core.....Spirituality regained....feeling light as a feather....Just Breathe👰🏻
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Usha
Prepared
It prepared me to face d day with calm n focused mind feeling good
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Riley
Breathing
It was a stressful day. It felt good to get lost in my breathes and just lt all out
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Kerrie
Just breathe.
I did a lot of this tonight during floatation therapy. It's nice to ignore distractions and just focus on breathing.
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Sarah
Calming
I️ enjoyed putting my hand on my body and feeling the rise and fall of each breath. It was something simple to focus on and it helped me stay present in the practice.
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Neal
Distraction - Aware - Accept - Release
It’s ok to get distracted. Be aware of the distraction and then get back to now. Concentrate on your breathing and let go...
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Charlie
Do it with your spouse
This morning my wife suggested we meditate together. I usually practice alone. We did our session and it was just as good if not better than when I do it by myself. It’s nice to build a connection with ourselves and with each other. What’s better than being present? Being present with your partner!!
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Ian
Centering
I found it very difficult not to crack up while attending to the movement of my breathing, but I was able to resist, and I think the experience was better for it.
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Lexie
Day 21
I’m doing more thing like focusing on my breathing more often, it really helps with my stress, anxiety and depression that I’ve been getting for the past few days.
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Nige
Busy day
Just taking a few mindful minutes from the most hectic of days returns such benefits x
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Everett
Not exactly
Close yes and far in away sure but the space and the connection have twins
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Jamie
Good
I have been finding myself taking deep breaths throughout the day when I feel overwhelmed.
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Alexander
Breathing
My breathing has been heightened and I feel much more aware and in the present moment.
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Christine
Breathing
Always a welcomed voice and just what was needed today, thank you Lindy.
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Janna
Breathing soace
I need to continue to refocus on my breath even though my mind keeps pushing to other thoughts.
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Time
Attention
To direct my time and energy where it matters most in thyself
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Angela
Breath
It is always a good reminder to check in with the breath. This meditation did a nice job of reminding me of that.
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Joy
Breathing
I learned that everything is going great for me! I am very happy!
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Jazmyn
2nd session
I learnt that meditation is good to do before bed and that it really calms the soul.
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Christine
It’s ok
I learned how to get back to calm when sounds of chaos surround me. Focusing on my breathing helps me to find my center which helps me to avoid internalizing emotions of those that surround me.
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Ava
Letting go.
I learned that I can let go of negativity through the gentleness of each breath I take to guide me away from thinking poor thoughts towards a achieving a tranquil state of being.
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Briana
Breathing
I honestly don’t feel much different after this breathing exercise, I mostly just focused on how fast I breathe
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Abby
Focus
I found through this exercise that focusing on breath helps to relieve a chaotic mind and allows me to feel more relaxed.
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DorDor
What happed? I had to give a new password ,
email and sign in as if it was my first time.I was afraid to loose this and loose all my friends. I can’t find the community icon and others. Can anyone help me?
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Kali
Connected
I learned that I feel connected after a run or a workout. I am tired but relaxed. This breathing exercise was exactly what I needed this evening
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Tori
First Breathing Practice
So simple, but so hard to stay focused. Feeling calm. 😌 Xx
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Hayley
Breathing
I learned how to focus my breath to certain areas of my body all whilst staying present
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Diana
Bye
Letting go is ok something’s hurt more when holding on and you don’t need that pain
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Jessica
Breathe
Thoughts are just thoughts. Let them flow.... don’t focus on the negative one. Everything will be ok... just breathe.
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Lori
Focus
When mediating it’s okay to lose focus and have your mind wander. Note when it happens, and possibly why, and then bring yourself back to breathing.
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Chelsea
Stop and take a breath
I learnt sometimes I just need to stop and just stop and breathe
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Jordyn
put it behind
i need to breathe. that’s all i need to do: i forget to do that sometimes and it makes me stressed.
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Lauren
Yes
I needed this today! I have been very stressed to the point where my back was in pain and this is the reminder to breath and be in the present that I needed. I’ve been away from meditation practice for a while but this was the perfect thing to make me realize I need to get back to these moments to myself.
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Tammy
Breathing space
Tonight was filled with thoughts. Constantly having to redirect to the breathing. Oh well. Better luck next time. The importance is in the practice.
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Aaron
Forget
Forget everything and just be. That’s the most pleasant feeling for me!
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Nicole
1-2-3
Remember to breathe. Always take a moment to stop and just breathe.
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Trina
Breathing
I’ll probably be doing this a lot today, this technique just doesn’t want to calm me!
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Alexis
Do not stress
I learned that calming my mind is a key for my success on everything I want to accomplish and that I need to be strong. To let go the past, to do not fear to death, and live as long as the life goes.
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Kerstan
Just Breath
I usually find breathing exercises very relaxing and helpful but today I had too many random noises distracting my mind which took away from my ability to truly relax my mind and body.
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Alyssa
Breathing
Always helps me. No matter what you are feeling, breathing calmly always makes the moment more enjoyable.
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Alexis
Lightly Tune In
At any time during the day I can “lightly tune in” to my breathing. I feel this resonates with me. Even in social situations or at work, I can be in tune with the breath.
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Suzy
Breath
Your breath gives you something to focus on. Everything else can be let go of.
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Alyssa
2/17/18
This meditation was a great way to end my day. I was able to reconnect with myself through the focus on breathing. It helped to calm my mind down as I get into bed and helped me to unwind from my day.
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Joyce
Attention vs Thought, and the source of each
Spotlighting my breathing made it clear that my attention is a different part of me that my thoughts. Attention feels like a thinking part of my being and seems to require my mind, but it’s definitely a different part of me than what generates my thoughts. Almost like the difference between listening and talking. Namaste
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Laura
Let go of wandering thoughts
Reconnect with yourself and your breath. Don’t worry about your thoughts, let them wash over you. Breathe and connect.
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Brittany
Peace
I can bring myself peace by listening to my breathing and feeling my body give me life.
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Tommy
Movements
I learned that I can focus on the movements of my body rather than just the flow of air when I am breathing.
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Sierra
Reminders
Sometimes just being reminded not to think about anything makes me want to think about everything. Pulling my attention back to breath, over and over, must be good for my attention muscle!
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Cori
The body is so amazing
I am reminded how many operating parts are working tirelessly no matter my feels. It’s very calming to know ♥️
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Brittee
I felt the heaviness slowly drift away and for a moment I escaped my thoughts
Three minutes goes really fast 😂 it made me a little sleep more than anything. My heart rate slowed and my body relaxed completely
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emily
anxiety lessened :))
I felt better ,, i have a lot of anxiety .. mainly during presentations && it makes me shaky so this really helps on those occasions .
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Brennen
3-13
The more I practice breathing, the more easily I am able to let invading thoughts pass by. I more frequently practice breathing now outside of my sessions with Aura, and I have found it to be a help in keeping me calm and centered.
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Warda A.
Bereathing space
I feel great. I noticed that I can hear only my heart beats and my breathing while focusing on my breath. I learned that if you are distracted by something while focusing on something, you can refocus by your breathing.
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Briana
Was very anxious
I felt very great I learned how to release all the tension in my body and just relax and breathe.
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Sheena Marie
Lesson learned.
You know at first I thought I didn’t like this one. I thought all the silence with the background noise of my uber driver on the phone in high traffic (lol) made me even more anxious in the moment. But now that the seven minutes are done I actually feel pretty good and less anxious so maybe I like it after all. I guess I have to learn to accept those noises and environmental stimulation at all times and just focus inward instead of allowing it to contribute to my anxiety.
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Jodi
Tune in to tune out
I’m finding that learning to be comfortable with silence is the best way for me to acknowledge the things that are on my mind, notice them, and then let them go. In allowing myself some sacred time and space, I’m able to be really honest with myself, and in turn, identify and no longer dwell on things that aren’t truly important to me 💕
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Marisa
Day 81
In this meditation i focused in the rise and fall of my stomach and was able to follow along with that
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Jasmine
Progress
This is my first time back here in a long time, and it definitely has made a difference already. Working on staying mindful and positive throughout my entire day
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Mara
Anxious to calm.
I learnt that just sitting back and focusing on your breath can really do wonders when you’re feeling hurt and anxious. Everything is temporary they say, right?
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Marwa
Meditation
I feel like the amount of space between meditations on this app is too long. Maybe you should just let us meditate whenever we want
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Leonor
Deep breathing is essential
The words spoken resonated with me in the moment. I was able to focus on deep breathing. However, I wish there were less silent pauses throughout this meditation session.
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Erin
Breathing
I feel like Dr. Weiss’ 478 breathing technique would be a better practice.
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Debb
Just What I Needed
After a busy, albeit productive day this meditation was just exactly what I needed! Thank you, Lyndi! 🙏
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Kathy
Unwinding
I have felt strung so tight all day and have been unable to loosen my grip on what’s been happening around me, inside and outside. My celiac disease is not yet controlled and at times I find it difficult to calm my body. I listened to this just a few moments ago and I could feel myself unwinding. Now I should be able to sleep peacefully. Thank you.🌹
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Amy
Perfect for beginners
Being new to meditation, I felt that 7 minutes seemed like it was going to be way too long. However, in the moment, I was fully engaged in focusing on my breathing and allowing my mind to wonder a bit. The minutes passed quickly and I felt more relaxed after the session.
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Tiffany
The background ambiance helped me maintain my breathing
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Thalia
I get distracted easily, very easily
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Letta
It helped me to relax
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Tracy
Just breathe
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Niah
Just breath
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Naomi
A bath and alone time is a must❤️
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Virgina
That I can do this to relax