first of all... #brenebrown is amazing. she speaks to your heart and soul. we all have things. good things. hard things. happy things. sad things. sometimes we think we aren’t doing enough and often get caught up in the comparison trap. we hold these unrealistic or inauthentic standards for ourselves... we lose our focus on what we want for our lives. we forget what makes us happy for the sake of what other people think....guys! get this book... or basically anything by brene brown! she is amazing!
oh and if you haven’t tried audible... its 😍😍 !! @brenebrown #brenebrowninspired#oilylife#tiulife#tiuteam#selflove#loveyourselffirst
Most vegan’s stories I have read that dealt with an eating disorder recovery happened like this: they had an ED, they discovered veganism, and everything changed for the better. That’s not my reality. Before going vegan I was struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food, but it wasn’t until a year or so after being vegan that things got bad. This made me feel very down about myself. “How come all of these people were finding the cure with this lifestyle and I was going the opposite direction?” was my usual thought. Only now I see that my obsession with clean eating (that did develop into orthorexia at one point) let me go BED. It didn’t matter what kinda of food I was eating, I was using food as a punishment regardless . The common belief when people hear that someone has a binge disorder is to imagine them binging on endless boxes of cookies and potato chips. But I can tell you from personal experience that you can binge on ANYTHING... including something as healthy as bananas and grapes. I’m not saying that my BED came about bc of my vegan lifestyle and that veganism made me orthorexic, since I know I would have experienced those things even if I was paleo! It was the way I saw myself in this world and my believes that made this all unfold how it did. I wanted to share this in case you are comparing your story to someone else’s, Bc I can tell u that is not the way to recovery. It’s all about the self love. Love yourself soooo much U will do nothing to harm your radiant self 🌟
A dedication: A few years ago I committed to being more grateful each day, which means that I will take a minute to just be thankful for all the great things I have in my life & also try to appreciate things more in the moment, like a gorgeous sunset or the emu I sometimes see on my way to work. But there’s one thing I’m grateful for nearly everyday & that thing is coffee. ☕️ Coffee is like the friend who makes me feel better when I’m tired, cranky, emotional or royally pissed off. Its what transforms me some mornings (aka most) from zombie goddess to fully functioning badass. Coffee, this post is for you, I love you & you will always have a place in my heart. Thank you for tasting so good, even with almond milk ☕️ #coffeelover#gratitude#coffeegram
There's no one I'd rather be than me ✌💋 Wreck-It-Ralph ----------------------------------------------------------------------
I tend to compare myself to others sometimes because they are the same age but in different stages of life then me. I quickly remind myself that there is no right or wrong when it comes to where you are in life. We all do things at different paces and things are going to pan out differently and at different times for all of us. The only real thing that matters is that eventually, we all get where we are going or where we are meant to be. ----------------------------------------------------------------------You also can't compare your behind the scenes to others highlight reels. Not all social media is created equal. You may be real while the others you are comparing yourself to are unhappy but pretending everything is perfect or they're with someone they aren't in love with, or they're fighting a battle you know nothing about....I've learned so much just by talking to complete strangers, and listening to patients, and meeting new people. There is seriously no one I'd rather be than me.
I need YOU. My journey in life has been defined by strong, kind, empowering women so I guess it isn't much of a surprise that I'm the mom to all girls and that I'm now leading a team of spectacular beautiful women.
But I need YOU. I need your help. You've seen the posts. You've heard bits of my story and now I need you to act. The quote below should read 💫You were born to sparkle💫 which in fact you are, BUT I changed it a little because by God I believe you were born to do more.
You were born to ignite passion, confidence, soul. 🌈
You were born to start fires in your heart and the hearts of others. 🔥
You were born to run rampant on this Earth and leave it much much different than you found it. 🌍
So GO. Don't waste another moment. That thing you've been thinking about....go do it. The opportunity sitting in front of you...please take it. That decision you've been sitting on until it feels right...it never will so just say YES and try it on. Because what the world needs most RIGHT NOW is more happy people empowering other people to be the same. ❤️ Take this as your Monday evening sign to jump and have a ball chasing your dreams 😘
Message me or comment if THIS might be part of your dreams. You just don't know how far something will take you unless you give it a chance. #chasedreams#dreamsdocometrue#mompreneur#girlbosses#freshstarts#loveyourselffirst#busymommy#tiredmommy#lovemybabies#girlmomlife#fulltimeworkingmom#bellisimafit
You never know how your day will turn out. You can only plan so much of it, but you can choose how you’ll react to what happens in your day.
Today, I planned to be very productive but instead I got into a car accident.
I had two choices.
Be mad, negative, toss around a ton of self hate and spend the day making things worse.
Be thankful that I’m alive.
Yes, I’m in pain. Yes, I’m worried about my car but the new Victoria knows over thinking doesn’t get her anywhere.
Remember a good day is your choice ❤️ #teamchoosehappy