Whatever pain or discomfort you are in the ultimate healing ALWAYS comes in the form of self love!
My entire life was revolved around what food I ate and how much I ate of it, If I exercised enough and ‘I need to lose weight’. I based my self worth off of what I saw the in the mirror and in turn I had a lifetime of dieting, a hate relationship with food, binge eating, purging and hating myself.
I thought losing weight would fix all of my problems...WRONG!!!! If anything it amplified it. When I ‘fell off track’ it was one more reason for me to find ways to punish myself.
So this concept of loving yourself right where you are is a tough one to grasp. I know, TRUST me I know!!!! How can I possibly love myself right where I am when there are so many things I want to change?? First, acknowledge that when you can love yourself EXACTLY as you are right here right now in this moment and commit yourself to that, your perception will start to shift. Your habits will start to change.
You start treating yourself more kindly and with compassion. You’ll realize that this life, this life is a DAMN GIFT, and it’s meant to be lived and experienced and the only way to fully experience it is to make sure you are treating your mind and body well. And that weight you’ve been so desperate to lose will start to naturally disappear because filling your body with natural whole foods is more important than the 3 cupcakes you used to devour on your way home from the bakery (😬😉). Those cigarettes you’ve been smoking for years won’t be so appealing, and exercise will become something you WANT to do!! So how do I start to love myself then? Were you asking that question? Well it starts with subtle shifts like becoming aware of the way you speak to and about yourself, then the more in depth shift of changing your dialog. Talk about yourself in the way that you want to feel. Start doing things solely for yourself, take some much needed me time!
It’s these seemingly little baby steps that will add up to enormous changes, just have patience with yourself babe because it will take time to unlearn years of crap talk and self abuse and relearn love!
Sometimes the most sweetest photo is the one taken when you don’t know about it. It’s uncommon for my husband to snap a photo but when he does, it’s something special. It always excites me to check the photos he took 😀Looking at this photo takes me back to the time when I was there picking shells with my little daughter enjoying the moment with her and not worrying too much #candidphoto#flashback#morningreflection#enjoyeverymoment#bepresent
Today I was feeling pretty sick. I wanted to stay curled up in bed - partially due to my cold and also due to a slight depression hole. I ended up venturing out on a six mile hike thanks to some encouragement from my boyfriend. I told him how much I appreciate it because sometimes I need that little extra push that I can’t always give myself. We hiked to a hot spring and normally I wouldn’t get in. I get anxious taking up space and being okay with my body in public. I ended up stripping to my sports bra and underwear and enjoying the hot springs. Took my time to enjoy it and not worry too much about how I looked or how much time I spent there. I took time to be in the moment. Sometimes I had to remind myself I was safe to stop any anxious thought from arising but it was worth it. Explore. Push your limits. Be okay with yourself. It’s a process but it’s worth it.
It's been awhile since Nash made an appearance on Instagram. Yesterday we had a lazy day of Netflix on the couch. I spent most of today wishing work had been cancelled so we could do more of the same. #mylifeas#dfwblogger#texasblogger
“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hello, @instagram 👋🏻. It’s been a minute since I posted, and honestly I wish I could say it’s been a moment since I’ve wasted time scrolling through social media with no purpose other than to cause myself confusion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m going to unplug for the next 7 days, starting tomorrow morning. No Instagram or any other form of social media until next Wednesday. During my time away, I hope to build a solid understanding with myself on how I’m effectively going to use social media in the future. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m also going to spend the next week celebrating my victories. I’ve finally landed my first big girl job! I’m about to really start #adulting soon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve also just received my @dailygreatness journal in the mail and I’m super super happy! It’s time to start writing out my dreams, goals, intentions and plans for this year. I will update everyone on how I’m liking the journal (after my 7 days of unplugging of course 😉). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Bye for now loves!
Lens @carlosmoralesmusica | Magic Suit @aloyoga
Massages are my love language 💖
We spent the morning relaxing at @harrahsvegas spa and it was the perfect way to spend our last day here.
Something that we really liked was that there was a separate spa for men and women so we could enjoy the amenities comfortably 💕
I had a super relaxing massage with hot stones 🤤, drank fancy fruit water, and spent some time in the sauna and hot tub. When I left I applied my Balanced roller on my neck and ears 😍. I'm like a new me hahaha. Even Stephen loved it so we'll definitely be visiting again 🤗
Remembering to keep things simple. Rubber band wars. Completing the entire to-do list. Homemade trail mix with extra dried blue berries and dark chocolate. When ideas find real direction. Big, puffy clouds. ☁️
Ellos son tan ocurrentes y curioso. Se entretienen con cualquier cosa y es muy fácil ser feliz 😃. Mientras yo organizo y limpio, ella se entretiene jugando con un spring acostada sobre las bolsitas que traen los envíos para protección 😂 Para los niños la vida es simple, quienes la complicamos somos los adultos con toda nuestras expectativas y búsqueda insaciable de hacer/tener/ser más. La naturaleza es clara, estamos hechos para vivir el ahora y ser felices con lo que somos/tenemos hoy. Tal como cuando somos niños.... think about it!!! #sencillo#niños#notrouble#lifeisbeautiful#lifeissweet#whynot#whatsthedeal#JulianaZito#yesicagetfit#live#love#bepresent
Escucho muchas veces la gente decirle a los atletas “ eso no te pesa o sin mente” y la realidad es que si le pesa y su mente si esta presente, es eso precisamente lo que es la fuerza mental para mi, que el atleta reconozca que si le pesa pero que está dentro de sus capacidades y que tenga la concentración y cabeza fría de ejecutar el plan durante los momentos de máxima presión y de dolor. “Entrena tu mente para que siempre esté presente y que reconozca hasta dónde puede llevar a tu cuerpo”. Andrés Palacio HKN Athlete @estebanherrera88 Foto por @juansi_ #hkncompetitors#fuerzamental#soyhakuna#guerreroshakuna#bepresent#mentalstrength#crossfitcolombia#aprendiendodelcamino#motivacion
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Missing this man something fierce and he’s been gone less than 24 hours...he’s gone on a business trip until Friday. Bah! 💔 reminds me of when we dated long distance. Good thing we have forever together 😉
Love this from @lifeofmummies so true! I learnt this massively in 2017 when I was getting ready to launch my business. I spent way too much time watching others from afar and perceiving their success to be something bigger than it was purely by what was going out on social media. I was thinking my brand would never sell because I don’t have thousands of followers on Instagram or because my Instagram feed isn’t amazing to look at.
I spent money on courses, e guides and spent hours using sites like SEM rush to check other peoples sites to try find out how they were getting traffic and how they were hitting those six figures and living the life of their dreams. Reality check - that’s what people put out there but isn’t necessarily truth. I find the most successful people are the most humble. The ones who keep quiet about their earnings and who focus more on their business opposed to focusing on making their business look appealing. My Instagram business page is small but my product sells every single day (could be lucky or could be the hard work I put in - who knows 🙈).
What I do know going forward though is I will focus only on myself and where I am heading. Yes I am mega inspired by other accounts I follow and I LOVE seeing people live out their dreams and be successful. But unless I personally know them and know their story I’m not going to spend hours or energy trying to follow their path because their path may not be what is painted on Instagram 💕💫💕
Grandma Thera left a legacy of love and joy. You can see it in the faces of her great grandkids and in countless other lives. She was a treasure. A Proverbs 31 woman. She was always present with us and now present with Jesus!
Grandma- you will forever be our sunshine. I’m so glad these amazing kids got to sing your favorite song today.
Grieving! I’m grieving for myself, for the church and for this world! And I’m OK with that, because there is no joy without great sorrow. So, if you, too, are sad or heartbroken, give yourself the grace, peace, love and time. My sorrow today is not for those who have run the race and have passed; it is for those of us still in the trenches slugging our way forward. Oh Lord, walk with us who mourn. Grant us your comfort, peace, and courage to hope. AhMen! #DownButNotOut#Grief#BePresent#OneDoorCloses#ThisOrientation#FarToGo#FailingForward
Day 16 of #365daysofgratitude Today I am grateful to have taken a few moments throughout the day to practice mindfulness and be totally present in that moment. It took me a long time to get to the point where I was able to shut my mind off to the thoughts that popped in my head, but the practice has totally paid off and has been hugely beneficial to my day to day life.
"If you want to relax, watch the clouds pass by if you're laying on the grass, or sit in front of the creek; just doing nothing and having those still moments is what really rejuvenates the body." ~ Miranda Kerr
I sat on a little bridge for a long time, the creek singing below, as many tourists walked passed by. They would stop for a moment or two, maybe even take a picture, then keep going. I sat there, legs dangling over the edge, wishing I could stay there forever...💜😍💜
Hanging with this crew today. No school for 2 days and we are a little stir crazy. We should have made some big plans. 🤷🏻♀️Oh well. It’s fun just to chill and be together. On days like today I’m grateful that I can work from my phone on my couch - and today everything was done first thing this morning before everyone was really even up and going. Planned it that way so I could be present & play. Ultimate flexibility!
Now.....what should we do that will be entertaining for everyone? Finding things that are fun for a 2 year old all the way up to a 13 year old is not easy! We need ideas!
Mantra’s, meditation and affirmations have been getting me through some tough moments 🙏🏼 I love my affirmation bracelet by @soulanalyse from my big sister. I AM STRONG ❤️ “I am” are two of the most powerful words, for what you put after shapes your reality 🙏🏼 #iam#iamstrong#affirmations#mantra#soulanalyse
Not so good at the goal setting, however, I see the power in pondering about things that can make your life better. So, for this year, I’m thinking that all of these things sound 👌🏻 to me. 😉 #selfcareisntselfish#wordstoliveby#bepresent
“If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present.. g r a t e f u l l y” -Maya Angelou
I’m guilty of forgetting to be present. I often have regrets about the past and always worry about the future. Home isn’t really home and who knows where I’ll be a few months from now. This bracelet is my simple reminder that I am here now, wherever that may be 💙
At any given time or part of our journeys, we have a say in our direction. Often enough, our direction is dependent on whether we choose comfort or we choose courage.
We can choose the comfort of what we know because the fear of the unknown is too great to face. Or we can choose to forge on in our paths with our fears simply along for the ride.
Which will you choose?
We stand tall in jungles that we've preserved with concrete.
For we are king of these jungles.
Wearing our predators.
Fighting one another for land as if it can really be owned.
A position of so much power in this world we've created, we've forgotten that we too have;
A life giver.
We trample her as we seek meaning in the blank walls of concrete.
And yet ironically,
It is to her that we belong.
Under her reign all is in idyllic equilibrium.
Water is stronger than rocks.
Love is stronger than me.
A fight against love is one I can never win;
Yet if I surrender to love,
I win anyway.
So here I am.
Marching with my white flagged heart.
Asking you to forgive me Mother Nature, for every time I've trampled you.
And as a part of that
For every time I've hurt myself.
I'm Choosing to love you and all the beings you embody-
I'm returning all control to you.
Finding strength in my powerlessness.
And focussing on just being.
I know now not to pray for miracles.
What a greedy thing to do.
My life is one big synchronicity.
Because I am her.
She is me.
We are love.
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