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Marina Braff
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Registered MFT Intern • Holistically Oriented • Teen Transitions • Twenty-Somethings Advocate • Coffee Enthusiast ☕️ • Sunflower Seeker 🌻

Marina Braff That's right! It's back again because social media and technology is A

Fusion Academy South Bay

  • 22.09.2017 23:34
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That's right! It's back again because social media and technology is ALWAYS changing. 🤦🏼‍♀️📱 Join me @fusionsouthbay on 📅: Thursday October 5th, 6-7:30PM 📍: 1601 Pacific Coast Highway 📧:CZacker@fusionacademy.com 📞: 310-376-5139 RSVPs are much appreciated 🙏🏼🙌🏼 • • • #fusionacademy #parenteducation #parenting #parenthood #parentinggoals #technology #socialmedia #digitalsafety #technologysavvy #community #presentation #knowledgeispower #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #elsegundo #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff For #wisewordswednesday I have 4 words for you: know your happy place.

Los Olivos, California

  • 20.09.2017 21:02
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For #wisewordswednesday I have 4 words for you: know your happy place. 🏠 For me, it is my parents' home in #losolivos. When I go there, relaxation is effortless. I can unplug 🚫🔌and unwind. Being in nature and conversing with the ones I love is my version of cloud nine (and it doesn't hurt to add a lovely glass of wine to the combination). 🍷 My happy place is always there. I have saught refuge in those walls when I've been sick, stressed out from school, dealing with heartache, or just needed a get away. And while that home itself is beautiful and cozy, I know it is the people inside it that makes it into what it is. 🌲 What-or who-makes up your happy place? Know thyself and know your place. 🌍💁🏼 • • • #happy #happyplace #homesweethome #santaynezvalley #winecountry #zinkewines #smalltowncharm #feelgood #security #comfort #selfcare #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #elsegundo

Marina Braff Happiness is a mentality we are all striving to achieve. Typically, we

  • 18.09.2017 22:47
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Happiness is a mentality we are all striving to achieve. Typically, we think it will come following a big life change- a new job, beginning a relationship, moving into a new home- when often, the truth is, happiness is right in front of you every day, even on the seemingly mundane Mondays. When we are tired, anxious, worried, stressed, or some combination of the above, finding happiness in the ordinary may seem trivial. Do. It. Anyways. Happiness is not a default setting. We have to turn it on by actively seeking moments of happiness. 🙏🏼🙌🏼 Today, I'm finding happiness as I enjoy the fragrance of my feel-good candle and the extra light it gives to my work space 🔥✨ Where will you extract happiness?

Marina Braff This has been a hard week for me- my back went out and I had to get co

  • 16.09.2017 00:30
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This has been a hard week for me- my back went out and I had to get comfortable #doingnothing- a skill I definitely don't have mastered. 🙅🏼🤦🏼‍♀️ And while my back is still keeping me from doing ever so simple tasks, I am still looking forward to the weekend and the goodness it will bring. ✨💖 This injury is teaching me things about myself- I'm not invincible, I need to listen to my body, I have an amazing support system, and my back WILL heal. And when it does, I will continue to give it and the rest of myself so. much. LOVE. ❤️❤️ Happy #fabulousfriday everyone! I hope you get out there this weekend and celebrate all of the things going well in your life and the harder stuff that is reminding you of the blessings you are surrounded with. 🙌🏼🙏🏼 • • • #friyay #tgif #celebratelife #celebrateyou #selfcare #selflove #appreciate #bodylove #bodysignals #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff After a massive heat wave that hit the South Bay two weeks ago, I'm fi

Hollywood Bowl

  • 14.09.2017 20:30
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After a massive heat wave that hit the South Bay two weeks ago, I'm finally starting to get the fall feels 🍁🍂 The air is crisper, mornings feel cooler, and the best part of all: everything pumpkin is coming! 🎃😍 As I look forward to the fall festivities, I want to take a minute and honor #throwbackthursday. After numerous shows at the Hollywood Bowl, picnics, beach days, summer concerts, baseball games and everything in between, I feel like I took full advantage of what summer has to offer. ☀️🌊🌴🐬 How will you guys take advantage of this next season and allow yourself to fall into fall?! 🌲🌻👢☕️ • • • #summer #fall #changingseasons #fallintofall #pumpkineverything #tistheseason #celebratelife #celebratethelittlethings #selfcare #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla #hollywoodbowl #johnwilliams

Marina Braff Happy Monday, everyone!🙋🏼👋🏼Only two more days until I gi

Hermosa Beach City School District, Schools, Extended Day-South School

  • 11.09.2017 20:36
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Happy Monday, everyone! 🙋🏼👋🏼 Only two more days until I give my second presentation on Teens and Technology and there are still spots available! 🙌🏼✨ As school ramps up, I'm hearing consistent concerns from both parents and students about the drama that is already starting AND that most of it is coming from a post, a group chat, or snap streak. 🏫📱 Join me on Wednesday evening as I talk about the most commonly used apps with teens, how parents can talk about what is happening in their child's world, and tools they can use to protect their kids in a trusting and transparent way. 👪💖 The presentation is FREE and open to anyone and everyone that would benefit. Feel free to share :] 👍🏼🌟 Thanks! And I hope to see you all there. • • • #community #presentation #teens #tweens #technology #digitalsafety #socialmedia #instagram #snapchat #youtube #connect #parent #parenthood #parentinggoals #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff Happy #fabulousfriday everyone! Feeling all relaxed and pampered after

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

  • 08.09.2017 21:11
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Happy #fabulousfriday everyone! Feeling all relaxed and pampered after a dear friend of mine, @sophievenable212, treated me to a spa day at @fswestlake yesterday 💁🏼🙇🏼‍♀️ When we were there, I stumbled upon this view with the simple, but seemingly poignant word- LOOK. 👀😍 And how could I not with a view like that? Today, I'm reminding myself to keep looking and appreciating all the beauty that surrounds me. ☀️🌴 I am looking at the blue skies, palm trees, the ocean, and lovely people that I get to see often. ✨🙌🏼 I'm challenging all of you to stop today and not only see, but to LOOK, for the gorgeousness that surrounds you. 🌺🌊 • • • #look #stopandsmelltheroses #lookaround #beauty #mothernature #mindfulness #attention #intentions #thelittlethings #selfcare #selfawareness #emotionalwellbeing #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff

  • 07.09.2017 02:35
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"The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply." 👂➡️👄 This is the sad truth for many of us that were raised in a time where communication meant speaking face to face. Now, it means responding to a text, snap, or comment. Now, responses are used to protect and embellish- not to understand. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤔 Teens today, are not learning the ways of communicating in real time because of the access they have to their phones. BUT it's not all bad. Social media helps sustain connections, it can teach us about what's happening in the world, and allow us access to mostly anything we might need- IF we use it correctly. 📱🖥 Many of us, event as adults, have a hard time doing this. Which means that much more important to model appropriate usage for our teens and talk to them about the technology implications so they can create a social media presence that is in line with who they are and who they want to become. 🙋🏼🙋🏽‍♂️ Join me next Wednesday, from 7-8:30 for #teensandtechnology at the Hermosa Beach City School District. RSVP: marinabraff@gmail.com BONUS: It's FREE! ✨ Can't wait to see you all there!! AND Huge shot out to the @hermosabeachpatch for a great write up on the presentation! So proud to be part of such an awesome community. To read up all the goodness, check out the 🔗 in the bio! 📰🗞 • • • #hermosabeachpatch #community #presentation #empoweredparents #parenting #parenthood #teen #tween #digitalsafety #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #elsegundo #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff Some days you just have to wear your #wordsofwisdom on #wisewordswedne

  • 31.08.2017 03:12
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Some days you just have to wear your #wordsofwisdom on #wisewordswednesday ✨Choose Joy✨ "We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy." - Joseph Campbell 🙋🏼💖 Every time I wear this necklace I think about that word joy and what it means to me. A baby laughing, a flower blooming, dolphins playing in the waves, a warm conversation over a hot cup of coffee, a chunky fall sweater- I find joy in the little things and I will continue to choose joy over hate, anger, and sadness. The world has enough of it. 🌎🌟 Raise your hand 🙋🏼 if you accept this #joychallenge. I dare you 😏 • • • #choosejoy #spreadthelove #spreadthelight #spreadthejoy #itsthelittlethings #wearyourwords #staygolden #quotes #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #elsegundo #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff Happy Monday, everyone!🙋🏼😊I'm excited to announce another F

  • 29.08.2017 02:31
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Happy Monday, everyone! 🙋🏼😊 I'm excited to announce another FREE community event, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Teens and Technology: What Every Parent Needs to Know 📆:Wednesday September 13th, 7-8:30PM 📍:Hermosa Beach City School District: 425 Valley Drive 📧: marinabraff@gmail.com 👩‍💻👨🏼‍💻 School is starting up and kids are becoming even more reliant on their phones. Now is the perfect opportunity for parents to talk to their teens about smart usage- ways that their devices can help them succeed and ways it can hinder them- in order to create a smooth transition into the new school year and maintain their healthy app decisions through June and beyond. 📲💻 Join me as I talk about the most commonly used apps, what kids are REALLY using them for- they have gotten sneaky- and how parents can start up a conversation about what's happening in this digital age. 🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ Teen suicide rates are up, many young clients are presenting with anxiety and depression, and I firmly believe that a large part of this is due to the snaps, likes, and comments that occur on our phones and computers. 📲🖥 I invite you, your clients, friends and family, to join me as we discuss ways in which we can help our teens combat this digital war so they can come out stronger and feel equipped to take on whatever happens on their screens. 👊🏼💪🏼 Thank you all for spreading the word! ✨💖 • • • #community #presentation #parenting #parenthood #parentinggoals #teens #tweens #teensandtechnology #communication #socialmedia #digitalsafety #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #elsegundo #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff She's got that whole Purpose driven 👊🏼Warrior princess 👑Sa

The Point

  • 22.08.2017 01:38
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She's got that whole Purpose driven 👊🏼 Warrior princess 👑 Save the world 🌎 Type vibe ✨ • • We, as women, are all warriors. Some are fighting for their health, others are striving to be stronger in relationships, many of us are challenging ourselves to be more successful in our careers- whatever the battle may be, there is strength in numbers. 👯👯 Women, as a collective whole, have immense power and strength. When we look to one another for support, we become all the more brave and fierce. 💪🏼🙌🏼 As I stood in #warrior2 this weekend at the #BeautifulMe event held @thepoint_sb I took a minute to look around at the vivacious women that showed up to celebrate who they are as individuals and as a joined force of nature. • • Even though it's Monday, take some time to thank the women in your life that motivate, empower, and lift your spirits. Let them know you how blessed you are to have such an amazing warrior on your side. 💖💫 • • • #athleta #gettothepoint #yoga #bodylove #selfcare #selfworth #selflove #girlpower #womanwarrior #motivationmonday #strengthinnumbers #powerofshe #optoutside #community #elsegundo #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff #Repost @sg4wellness (@get_repost)・・・#BeautifulMeTurn your #

The Point

  • 19.08.2017 09:25
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#Repost @sg4wellness (@get_repost) ・・・ #BeautifulMe Turn your #SundayFunday into one filled with #nutrition, #fitness and #mindset and full of #love, #celebration, and #empowerment. Join us for the Beautiful Me event taking place this Sunday on the lawn at @thepoint_sb in el Segundo. This is a free event designed to bring awareness to each and everyone one of our #beautiful selves! https://www.facebook.com/events/110290749654895 We have a jam packed line up including an amazing #BodyLove workshop led by two amazing ladies, Marina Braff and Katie Bressack. @marina_braff is our local #HermosaBeach #Marriage and #FamilyTherapist. She has over four years working in the mental #health field where she specializes working with young teens and women, dealing with anxiety and depression, #bodyimage challenges, relational difficulties, and life transitions. Through her clinical work, she has witnessed the struggles that women face and is passionately spreading the word on how she learned to #empower herself- and those around her- using a #holistic approach by giving loving attention to the #mind, #body, and #soul. Through this integration, Marina has seen the remarkable resilience and inner strength women have, and is honored to be a part of their process. Don't miss out! Bring your daughters, mothers, girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, sisters to hear this powerful message via an interactive workshop. For more details and to RSVP for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beautiful-me-tickets-36942283364 #loveyourself #womensempowerment #bosslady #manhattanbeach #elsegundo #redondobeach #inspiration

Marina Braff I will be the first to admit that after a weekend, getting back into t

Rabano

  • 14.08.2017 22:25
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I will be the first to admit that after a weekend, getting back into the groove of eating healthy and exercising can be a bit of a struggle. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️ AND I know that when I fill my body with fresh and colorful ingredients I feel a thousand times better. 🥗🌈 So grateful to live in such a healthy and thriving community that this beautiful meal is considered "fast food." 🍽🚖 What do you guys eat on the go that keeps you feeling satisfied? 💪🏼👊🏼 • • • #motivationmonday #feedyourbody #feedyourmind #feedyoursoul #nourish #bodylove #eattherainbow #selfcare #rabanos #labambabowl #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #elsegundo #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff Happy #fabulousfriday everyone! With Saturday just hours away, I can't

  • 12.08.2017 04:44
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Happy #fabulousfriday everyone! With Saturday just hours away, I can't help but think of all the awesome events going on this weekend and next! 🌴🌞 1. TOMORROW Saturday, from 3-6PM, join the lovely ladies from @bodylovesoulpurpose as they host #hermosahoneys @shockboxx.project with a drive benefiting the 1736 Crisis Center, the FCC Women's Shelter and a summer-themed art show featuring work by @southbaybeachhouse and @dricaloboart. 🙋🏼👗🎨 THEN, next Sunday, I invite you all to join myself, @katiebressack, @sg4wellness, @emilykaplan6, @erin_fields and @shinestudiorb at @thepoint_sb for a FREE event, highlighting the strength and beauty of women. 🔗 in bio 👍🏼🎟 💖✨ Not only is the ocean, blue skies, and sunshine that the South Bay offers a sight to see- it's what the people in this community do that really impresses me! 😍😎 So honored to be a part of such incredible events that brings like-minded, soul-centered people together! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 • • • #community #giveback #payitforward #1736familycrisiscenter #shockboxxproject #art #womenempowerment #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #bodylove #beautifulme #selfworth #selfcare #elsegundo #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff

  • 09.08.2017 23:28
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"Shine like the whole universe is yours."- #rumi 🌏✨💖 Because it is. As we go through each day (even the hard ones) it's important to remember that the universe has our back. What is presented to us-or withheld-is happening for a reason. 🙌🏼🌟 Trusting in the world at large will allow you to ease into your days and decisions with grace and faith. 💓💗 Happy #wisewordswednesday, everyone! • • • #theuniversewillalwayshaveyourback #trust #faith #shinebright #spreadthelove #spreadthelight #spreadthejoy #quotes #theworldisyours #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff Such a great experience working these amazing ladies yesterday at our

  • 08.08.2017 02:54
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Such a great experience working these amazing ladies yesterday at our first ever Every Body Has a Bikini Body event hosted by @Athleta. 👙🌞✨🌴🌊 So wonderful to see women in the community come together and have a heart-centered talk about the pressures women face living in the #southbay and ways we can all love ourselves and each other a little more. 💗💓👭 • • • #empoweredwomenempowerwomen #community #bodylove #bodyappreciation #nutrition #eatgoodfeelgood #mindbodysoul #yogi #womenwarrior #nourishyourmind #nourishyourbody #nourishyoursoul #elsegundo #GetToThePoint #manhattanbeach #hermosabeach #redondobeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff She buried her pastPlanted a flower or two Said goodbye to the oldA

  • 01.08.2017 02:17
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She buried her past Planted a flower or two Said goodbye to the old And welcomed the new 🌱🌻 So often we feel like our past is crippling, like we can't move forward because of what's happened. I get it. The truth is, opportunities are abundant. Sometimes you just have to look in unique places, like a garden. 🌾💐 I think we can all take a lesson from these babies that have grown from seeds, spent time in the dark, to finally stand tall, accept the [sun]light and blossom into the beautiful selves they are and will be. Not to mention, it creates quite the sight for those around. 🌼😍 So on this Monday, let's be a little more like flowers. Deal? 🌺🌹🌷 • • • #sunflower #girasole #homegarden #apartmentgarden #flowerstagram #flowerpower #shinebright #standtall #nourishyourmind #nourishyoursoul #spreadthejoy #spreadthelight #emotionalwellbeing #gardentherapy #redondobeach #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #beachcities #southbayla

Marina Braff Today's post comes from a raw, real, and genuine place. While I am a t

Athleta

  • 29.07.2017 22:38
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Today's post comes from a raw, real, and genuine place. While I am a therapist and have the knowledge and understanding of the psyche and the sneaky tricks it plays on people, yesterday I went bikini shopping 👙and caught myself getting caught up in my head with thoughts that were neither true nor helpful. I recognize that I am human and like many of us women, I compare and feel insecure about my body. 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄 But this morning, I achieved a personal record running a 5k, placed in the race, and during my run, I repeated, "You are strong." A shift happened in the process. 💪🏼✨ Our bodies do so much for us and are capable of extraordinary things. We just have to acknowledge them. 🙏🏼🙌🏼 After this experience, I am even more excited- and passionate- about the upcoming event that @katiebressack, @shacha87, and I have planned for you all. 🤸🏼‍♀️🌞 Join us next Sunday at @athleta in El Segundo for a morning filled with heart opening yoga, mental tips and tricks, and with ways to feed your body and soul. 🥑🍓 Sign up 🔗 in bio. Can't wait to see you all there and celebrate our beautiful bikini bodies 😎🌊🌴 • • • #bodylove #selfimage #selfcare #selfworth #yogi #nutrition #wellness #emotionalwellbeing #everybodyhasabikinibody #athleta #athletathepoint #workshop #southbayla #redondobeach #hermosabeach #manhattanbeach #palosverdes #beachcities