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Fall inlove with taking care of yourself 💋be proud of who you are.  #selflove #selfworth #proud #inlove #memyselfandi #important
Oops, I did it again... 🎶 I know I'm supposed to take it easy on the reset and I have. I've slept longer than I usually do and even chased some really cool dreams. 😴 I was REALLY lacking the go-go gadget motivation button today, so I decided to CREATE motivation. Fam, it ain't just gonna come knocking and I know you're not just waiting for it to grab ya and say "let's get moving". It's up to you! #sweatsesh complete. FOOOOOOOODDDD NOOOOWWWWWW 🍇🍐🍍🍑🍓
Oops, I did it again... 🎶 I know I'm supposed to take it easy on the reset and I have. I've slept longer than I usually do and even chased some really cool dreams. 😴 I was REALLY lacking the go-go gadget motivation button today, so I decided to CREATE motivation. Fam, it ain't just gonna come knocking and I know you're not just waiting for it to grab ya and say "let's get moving". It's up to you! #sweatsesh  complete. FOOOOOOOODDDD NOOOOWWWWWW 🍇🍐🍍🍑🍓
It's time to put my "Queenin" crown on. Remember to accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down. 👑👑👑#LoveThySelf #selfconfidence #riseandshine #TuesdayMood #purposedriven #selfworth
ME TOO #MeToo 
Yesterday I was too scared to write this. After reading all the brave women share on here, now I am not. Thank you ladies, I love you. This story may be painful to read. Please know that is not my intention. I am sharing to release the truth and severity of what happens. How many shame filled women with secrets like mine? Too many.
When I was 12 I was sexually abused repeatedly by an 18yr old boy (man?) who knew my whole family. He did things to me I didn't know ever happened. 
I was 12, a child. 
He told me it was our little secret and I shouldn't tell anyone. That I was his 'special girl'. I remember thinking "maybe he loves me, I'm his special girl. Maybe I'm special?". When I finally told people, no one believed me. I felt deeply ashamed and like it must have been my fault.
I blamed myself and lived in self-hatred for years and the shame consumed me. 
That year I became bulemic for the first time and started taking hard drugs, which went on for the next decade.
10yrs later, I remembered it again. Realised I thought I had asked for it and brushed it off. After years of therapy I confronted that boy (by then very much a man) and took my power back. 
It felt bloody good! 💪🏼
This is just one story. There are many. 
Sadly, the list is endless. 
Enough is enough. This is stopping NOW.
Stand tall beautiful powerful women. 
We stand together. And to the beautiful men, it may be painful but please read these stories.  We ALL need to contribute to this shift to create a BIG change. I love you 💓.
#empoweringwomen #empoweredliving #womensempowerment #matriachy .
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ME TOO #MeToo  Yesterday I was too scared to write this. After reading all the brave women share on here, now I am not. Thank you ladies, I love you. This story may be painful to read. Please know that is not my intention. I am sharing to release the truth and severity of what happens. How many shame filled women with secrets like mine? Too many. When I was 12 I was sexually abused repeatedly by an 18yr old boy (man?) who knew my whole family. He did things to me I didn't know ever happened. I was 12, a child. He told me it was our little secret and I shouldn't tell anyone. That I was his 'special girl'. I remember thinking "maybe he loves me, I'm his special girl. Maybe I'm special?". When I finally told people, no one believed me. I felt deeply ashamed and like it must have been my fault. I blamed myself and lived in self-hatred for years and the shame consumed me. That year I became bulemic for the first time and started taking hard drugs, which went on for the next decade. 10yrs later, I remembered it again. Realised I thought I had asked for it and brushed it off. After years of therapy I confronted that boy (by then very much a man) and took my power back. It felt bloody good! 💪🏼 This is just one story. There are many. Sadly, the list is endless. Enough is enough. This is stopping NOW. Stand tall beautiful powerful women. We stand together. And to the beautiful men, it may be painful but please read these stories. We ALL need to contribute to this shift to create a BIG change. I love you 💓. #empoweringwomen  #empoweredliving  #womensempowerment  #matriachy  . . . . . #truthbetold  #TRUTH  #surrendered  #trusttheprocess  #sharethelove  #womentogether  #positivevibration  #raiseyourvibration  #togetherwerise  #womenwhoroar  #humbled  #abundanceoflove  #mindbodysoul  #standtall  #thepowerisinyou  #selflove  #selfacceptance  #selfworth  #selflovejourney  #freedomliving  #conciousliving  #heartopener  #loveandpeace  #positivevibration 
You can tell me that I can't, but I won't believe you xx. #selflove #selfworth #beyou #staytrue #selfmotivation
Know your #selfworth, Beloved Taking notes and defining #myjourney! #believeinyourself #blessings
He want that old thing back: New post alert, the millennial Diva @keke says these men are biting off more than they can chew.. ladies thoughts? Comment below ⬇️⬇️ tap the photo for outfit details & check out today’s juicy blog post!
He want that old thing back: New post alert, the millennial Diva @keke says these men are biting off more than they can chew.. ladies thoughts? Comment below ⬇️⬇️ tap the photo for outfit details & check out today’s juicy blog post!
Be the best you can be & know your worth! #purpose #selfworth #selflove ❤️
I haven't done a transformation pic in awhile, so here is my #transformationtuesday.  There is 11 months between these two pictures and 40 pounds.

Eating clean 2 weeks after having a baby, while skipping sleep, taking care of a newborn and 3 other kids was not a piece of cake.  Especially when I tend to use desserts as a stress reliever😄😭. I didn't even make it back to the gym until the baby was around four months old. My body took a lot longer to recover this time around with a hard pregnancy and this being my 4th. I had my 2 oldest daughter's in soccer and dance and I would cart all 4 kids with my tubberware dinners to all the events. It was so hard, but I was determined to get my body back. Transforming your body and your life is never easy, but you CAN do it. I did it, and it is sooo worth it!!!!
I haven't done a transformation pic in awhile, so here is my #transformationtuesday .  There is 11 months between these two pictures and 40 pounds. Eating clean 2 weeks after having a baby, while skipping sleep, taking care of a newborn and 3 other kids was not a piece of cake.  Especially when I tend to use desserts as a stress reliever😄😭. I didn't even make it back to the gym until the baby was around four months old. My body took a lot longer to recover this time around with a hard pregnancy and this being my 4th. I had my 2 oldest daughter's in soccer and dance and I would cart all 4 kids with my tubberware dinners to all the events. It was so hard, but I was determined to get my body back. Transforming your body and your life is never easy, but you CAN do it. I did it, and it is sooo worth it!!!!
I'm sure some days you feel like Charlie Brown and some days you feel like Snoopy,  I know I go back and forth depending on the day and my circustances. It's so easy for us to get caught up in being pessimistic and always thinking negatively but we have to fight that. There are a number of reasons to do so but most importantly because the only person it hurts is ourselves. It takes a toll on us to mentally and physically when we're thinking of all the terrible things that can happen. For example we know the brain releases the chemicals serotonin and dopamine when we're experiencing happiness and euphoria. Well the same happens when we're experiencing stress, worry and thinking negatively but instead of making the body well these other chemicals cause pain and ailments. We are literally hurting ourselves. Next time you're going down a hole to Doom-And-Gloom-Land, catch yourself, think about all that you are putting at risk and try to remember Snoopy.
I'm sure some days you feel like Charlie Brown and some days you feel like Snoopy, I know I go back and forth depending on the day and my circustances. It's so easy for us to get caught up in being pessimistic and always thinking negatively but we have to fight that. There are a number of reasons to do so but most importantly because the only person it hurts is ourselves. It takes a toll on us to mentally and physically when we're thinking of all the terrible things that can happen. For example we know the brain releases the chemicals serotonin and dopamine when we're experiencing happiness and euphoria. Well the same happens when we're experiencing stress, worry and thinking negatively but instead of making the body well these other chemicals cause pain and ailments. We are literally hurting ourselves. Next time you're going down a hole to Doom-And-Gloom-Land, catch yourself, think about all that you are putting at risk and try to remember Snoopy.
Decisions, decisions, decisions...
Decisions, decisions, decisions...
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Thank you for my new reality 🙏

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🎯The90dayjourneyday11 Scroll down for english İş toplantısını nefis Boğaz manzarası karşısında güneşe karşı içine oksijeni çekerek huzurla yapmak 🐬🌈☀️ Yeni realiteme şükürler olsun 🙏 ----------------------------------------------- To make the business meeting peacefully under the sunlight by breathing oxygen against the beautiful Bosphorous view 🐬🌈☀️ Thank you for my new reality 🙏 #hayatımıneniyi90günü  #best90daysofmylife  #committedtomyself  #the90daysplint  #challenge  #kendimetaahhüt  #özsevgi  #özdeğer  #özsaygı  #özgüven  #özkabul  #özfarkındalık  #özbakım  #özşevkat  #özkeyif  #özifade  #özgüçlenme  #selflove  #selfworth  #selfrespect  #selftrust  #selfacceptance  #selfawareness  #selfcare  #selfcompassion  #selfpleasure  #selfexpression  #selfempowerment 
What a client said about her coaching experience with Daniela:
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Daniela’s warmth and enthusiasm is immediate and it was clear from the start that she was completely committed to helping me move forward. I felt heard (for the first time in a long time) and that I am in a safe space where I can be open and honest and explore aspects of myself I haven’t before. . 
In the safe and supported place Daniela created I could talk freely and connect the dots and see what REALLY needs looked at to make my goals and wants a reality. I was incredibly inspired by how natural coaching is to her and how her passion and genuine desire to help me on my journey always shone through. .

At the end of our 3-months coaching series I feel positive, uplifted and forward moving. I´m happier with just being myself, with the good and not so good. I´m clearer on how I work and I can say now: it´s good to be me! .

My approach to life has also changed and I feel that the big goal I want to achieve: I can do it, I can have it. I´ve learnt how to break it down into easier and more manageable chunks and always keep the journey interesting and enjoyable. I´ve also learnt that the simple actions are often those that have the biggest impact.
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What a client said about her coaching experience with Daniela: . Daniela’s warmth and enthusiasm is immediate and it was clear from the start that she was completely committed to helping me move forward. I felt heard (for the first time in a long time) and that I am in a safe space where I can be open and honest and explore aspects of myself I haven’t before. . In the safe and supported place Daniela created I could talk freely and connect the dots and see what REALLY needs looked at to make my goals and wants a reality. I was incredibly inspired by how natural coaching is to her and how her passion and genuine desire to help me on my journey always shone through. . At the end of our 3-months coaching series I feel positive, uplifted and forward moving. I´m happier with just being myself, with the good and not so good. I´m clearer on how I work and I can say now: it´s good to be me! . My approach to life has also changed and I feel that the big goal I want to achieve: I can do it, I can have it. I´ve learnt how to break it down into easier and more manageable chunks and always keep the journey interesting and enjoyable. I´ve also learnt that the simple actions are often those that have the biggest impact. . I feel empowered, more joyful, authentic and excited! Katherine M., 41 - Scotland . . . Need some help but can´t afford a life & breakup recovery coach? As part of my give back policy I´m currently offering a 3-months coaching series (worth 540 €) for free (in exchange for a testimonial) to a women who is ready and committed to leaving the old story behind and creating a new one. If this is you, please email daniela(dot)amberg(at)gmx(dot)de, tell me a bit about yourself and what you are hoping to get out of coaching. . . . . . . . . . . #kindwords  #testimonial  #clientlove  #happyclients  #lifecoach  #relationships  #womenempowerment  #breakups  #heartbreak  #heartache  #heartbroken  #brokenhearted  #breakuprecovery  #letgo  #moveon  #selfworth  #selflove  #confidence  #intentionalliving  #consciouscreator  #designalifeyoulove  #ownyourlife  #liveandlearn  #believeyoucan  #soworthloving  #loveyourself  #soulwork  #knowyourworth  #lifeiswhatyoumakeit  #soulfulliving 
Take your time . recharge (with buritos tacos fajitas) and come back stronger 😀

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#mexicocity #discoverearth #trip #traveler #mexicanstyle #onlygoodvibes #mood #musiclover .
Nouvelle playlist je m'adapte au pays: -balvin, willy William ft Beyoncé: mi gente
- Danny océan: me rehuso
-prince royce: la carretera .
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-joey montana: suena el semble
-CNCO : reggaeton lento
Take your time . recharge (with buritos tacos fajitas) and come back stronger 😀 #bodybulding  #abdostraining  #iwill  #riseandgrind  #nikewomen  #underarmor  #girlWhoLift  #mixedGirl  #tannedskin  #strengtstraining  #selfworth  #sport  #runwoman  #shapeofu  #runnersworld  #runwomencommunity  #nikeFrontRunner  #runLikeaGirls  #mexicocity  #discoverearth  #trip  #traveler  #mexicanstyle  #onlygoodvibes  #mood  #musiclover  . Nouvelle playlist je m'adapte au pays: -balvin, willy William ft Beyoncé: mi gente - Danny océan: me rehuso -prince royce: la carretera . -carlos vives : robarte un Besos -joey montana: suena el semble -CNCO : reggaeton lento
What you MAGNIFY you glorify. 
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What you MAGNIFY others see. 
What You MAGNIFY you bring into existence. 
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✨BRACELET OF SELF-WORTH, SELF-LOVE & CONFIDENCE✨... To help you connect with your true self, your Devine Source, our Healing Bracelet was created with Gemstones - Citrine, Tiger's Eye and Turquoise - specifically designed to help increase one's self-worth and confidence. Our bracelet is also a beautiful reminder to be kind to yourself as soon as negative self talk begins. Here's what makes these Gemstones an excellent choice for enhancement of one's self-worth and confidence: ... ... ✴️ CITRINE carries the power of the sun. It is comforting, energizing and life giving. It opens the higher mind to accept joy in one's life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. It also raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, it allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations. ... ... 👁 TIGER'S EYE is a stone used to increase feelings of self worth by helping overcome the habit of self criticism and clears blocked creativity so that you can recognize your true talents and abilities. ... ... 💠 TURQUOISE provides solace for the spirit and well being for the body. It releases inhibitions and allows the soul to express itself again, and it promotes trust and compassion for yourself and others. It is an empathetic and balancing stone that encourages self realization and helps you to overcome feelings of being a martyr or self sabotaging behaviors. It helps develop inner strength and calm, and helps with creative self expression. ... ... #healingbracelet  #selfworth  #selflove  #confidence  #healingstones  #healingstonesjewellery  #spiritualtools  #handmadejewellery  #mindbodyspirit  #locallymade  #novascotia 
I am imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. I am beautiful.

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It's OKAY to remove PEOPLE from your GROUP but please place them ACCORDINGLY in the balcony so that THEY may WATCH YOU FROM AFAR ....#goodmorning #riseup #selflove #selfworth #noregrets #yourchoice #goodvibesonly #motivateyourself #clapforyourself #staywoke
🦋We All Possessed The Powerful Gift Of The Intuition But We Denied Ourselves To Make A Used Of It...When You Feel It, Followed It♥️Todos Poseemos El Don De La Intuición Pero Nos Negamos Hacer El Uso De Eso...Cuando Lo Sientas, Síguelo❤️#transformation #intuition #is #withinme #selfcare #mentalhealth #selfworth #selflove #coaching #life #transformación #sisepuede #bosslady #ladyboss #empowerment #empoweringwomen #empoweringyouth #her #powerful #gift #woman #alpha #entrepreneur #millionairemindset #mentesmillonarias #badasswomen #yes #🦋 #love #♥
🦋We All Possessed The Powerful Gift Of The Intuition But We Denied Ourselves To Make A Used Of It...When You Feel It, Followed It♥️Todos Poseemos El Don De La Intuición Pero Nos Negamos Hacer El Uso De Eso...Cuando Lo Sientas, Síguelo❤️#transformation  #intuition  #is  #withinme  #selfcare  #mentalhealth  #selfworth  #selflove  #coaching  #life  #transformación  #sisepuede  #bosslady  #ladyboss  #empowerment  #empoweringwomen  #empoweringyouth  #her  #powerful  #gift  #woman  #alpha  #entrepreneur  #millionairemindset  #mentesmillonarias  #badasswomen  #yes  #🦋 #love  #♥
I love @writehiswrongs posts, so again I'm sharing! There is so much truth to this. It is my firm belief that we TEACH people how to treat us through our actions and what we accept. I have personally been in situations where an "ex" or "side chick" so desperately wanted to remain connected the person that I was actively, PUBLICLY dating; desperate enough to accept any type of treatment for boasting rights to that "#2 position", validating it by saying "well they must still want me in their life because they still talk to/text me, blah..." 🤦🏾‍♀️ Beloved, yes they may do these things-but only when it's convenient for them. This does not, however, equate to you being VALUED or RESPECTED by that person. Don't lose sight of the fact that you are/were hidden, and only sought after for BRIEF encounters when the person they REALLY want is UNAVAILABLE. If a person loves and values your relationship, they wouldn't hide you. Or place you in a "secondary" position. The moment you allow that, you've validated that you don't value yourself or know your worth. NEVER compete for anyone's affections because honestly your "one" won't see anyone else but you. #advice #knowyourworth #loveyourself #queen #youarebeautiful #youareenough #selflove #selfworth #selfcare #loveandlight #facts #truth #wisewords #wisdom #knowledgeispower #relatable #relationships #lifestyle #lifequotes #lifelessons
I love @writehiswrongs posts, so again I'm sharing! There is so much truth to this. It is my firm belief that we TEACH people how to treat us through our actions and what we accept. I have personally been in situations where an "ex" or "side chick" so desperately wanted to remain connected the person that I was actively, PUBLICLY dating; desperate enough to accept any type of treatment for boasting rights to that "#2  position", validating it by saying "well they must still want me in their life because they still talk to/text me, blah..." 🤦🏾‍♀️ Beloved, yes they may do these things-but only when it's convenient for them. This does not, however, equate to you being VALUED or RESPECTED by that person. Don't lose sight of the fact that you are/were hidden, and only sought after for BRIEF encounters when the person they REALLY want is UNAVAILABLE. If a person loves and values your relationship, they wouldn't hide you. Or place you in a "secondary" position. The moment you allow that, you've validated that you don't value yourself or know your worth. NEVER compete for anyone's affections because honestly your "one" won't see anyone else but you. #advice  #knowyourworth  #loveyourself  #queen  #youarebeautiful  #youareenough  #selflove  #selfworth  #selfcare  #loveandlight  #facts  #truth  #wisewords  #wisdom  #knowledgeispower  #relatable  #relationships  #lifestyle  #lifequotes  #lifelessons 
Good morning Queens 
Have a blessed Tuesday!!!!
Good morning Queens Have a blessed Tuesday!!!!
💡When you start practicing gratitude you realize "bad days" don't exist. HE HAS HANDED YOU ANOTHER DAY. Treat it with care & stop letting stress destroy you.
💡When you start practicing gratitude you realize "bad days" don't exist. HE HAS HANDED YOU ANOTHER DAY. Treat it with care & stop letting stress destroy you.
Part I - #MeToo - I am 27 years old. I am talented, insecure, loved and scarred. I am also very strong, even in my weak moments. I have not been molested by Harvey Weinstein, but I have certainly faced unjustified degradation and fear at the hands of men who share Weinstein’s repulsive, if not identical, mind-frame. Today I am putting aside my work so that I may dedicate myself to relating the following story to you, my public. I have numerous stories, too many of which my subconscious has pillowed away with time, humiliated by the details. But I feel ready, finally, to not only uncover them once and for all, for myself, but to share them with those who may not realise that they need to hear them. During my late formative years, I lived in London. I had everything at my fingertips - museums and education, opportunities and freedom - but what I did not have were friends. I am a naturally introverted person, something that, perhaps, lessened the chances I had of really finding those one or two genuine others whom I could count on in a city as London. After a time I began to lie to myself, solely out of what I now know was an odd mixture of pride and debilitating loneliness. I told myself that my superficial, image-loving acquaintances were indeed my friends and that should any serious situation arise, they would have my back without hesitation. The downfall of this naïve figment of my imagination came to light when I was travelling alone by Tube one day. I had places to go and friends to meet - time was short - so of course I once again disregarded the dire warnings my mother gave me about so unwisely and so frequently using the Tube as my ‘safe’ means of transport. Disliking being squashed so closely between strangers in the seating bays, that day I chose to stand near the tram car’s double doors. My expression, by then well accustomed to the grey mask donned by so many fellow Londoners, was placidly staring into empty space. I was on the Piccadilly Line, soon to dismount at Holborn. Shifting my footing a bit, I quickly noticed a man staring up at me from a seat a few metres away, subtly licking his lips.
Part I - #MeToo  - I am 27 years old. I am talented, insecure, loved and scarred. I am also very strong, even in my weak moments. I have not been molested by Harvey Weinstein, but I have certainly faced unjustified degradation and fear at the hands of men who share Weinstein’s repulsive, if not identical, mind-frame. Today I am putting aside my work so that I may dedicate myself to relating the following story to you, my public. I have numerous stories, too many of which my subconscious has pillowed away with time, humiliated by the details. But I feel ready, finally, to not only uncover them once and for all, for myself, but to share them with those who may not realise that they need to hear them. During my late formative years, I lived in London. I had everything at my fingertips - museums and education, opportunities and freedom - but what I did not have were friends. I am a naturally introverted person, something that, perhaps, lessened the chances I had of really finding those one or two genuine others whom I could count on in a city as London. After a time I began to lie to myself, solely out of what I now know was an odd mixture of pride and debilitating loneliness. I told myself that my superficial, image-loving acquaintances were indeed my friends and that should any serious situation arise, they would have my back without hesitation. The downfall of this naïve figment of my imagination came to light when I was travelling alone by Tube one day. I had places to go and friends to meet - time was short - so of course I once again disregarded the dire warnings my mother gave me about so unwisely and so frequently using the Tube as my ‘safe’ means of transport. Disliking being squashed so closely between strangers in the seating bays, that day I chose to stand near the tram car’s double doors. My expression, by then well accustomed to the grey mask donned by so many fellow Londoners, was placidly staring into empty space. I was on the Piccadilly Line, soon to dismount at Holborn. Shifting my footing a bit, I quickly noticed a man staring up at me from a seat a few metres away, subtly licking his lips.
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Part II - #MeToo - He wore a white polyester track suit, somewhat baggy. His hands, both dug deeply into his pockets, were guilefully massaging his balls. I looked away at once, simultaneously in disbelief and revulsion. The skin on my neck automatically began to prickle with the sensation of thousands of minute hot needles trying to pierce through. I reasoned with myself that if I did not look again, if I ignored him, he would then give up. But this man was eager; who knows for how long he had been preying on me. Within seconds he stood up, casually, never taking his eyes off my figure, and began slowly traipsing nearer. My hand tightened on the yellow handle bar that I was already so desperately clutching. Two business colleagues, a woman and a man, stepped aside to let him pass, allowing him to comfortably sidle into the narrow space left between myself and the double doors. I did nothing but wait, barely breathing, fixedly staring at the elbow of the woman standing in front of me. The train swerved around a bend and began to sway and then, suddenly, so did this man. With both hands now gripping the handle bar above us, he galvanised the natural movements of the compartment to begin thrusting his penis against my right hand resting at my hip, a considerable distance from him of no less than half a metre. Within moments his erection was tangible. His breathing intensified, blasting in waves a putrid gas against my hair and ear. I had no voice. I had frozen. I did not even have the initiative to draw my hand away; I simply let it hang there. The only things left in my control were my eyes. I rapidly stared into the faces of my fellow passengers, maintaining solid eye-to-eye contact with over five of them. In turn, some of their eyes flickered over to this man on my right. His concentration on his act was by then so strong that he was no longer feigning discreetness. And I thought that now, of all moments, someone would surely come to my aid.
Part II - #MeToo  - He wore a white polyester track suit, somewhat baggy. His hands, both dug deeply into his pockets, were guilefully massaging his balls. I looked away at once, simultaneously in disbelief and revulsion. The skin on my neck automatically began to prickle with the sensation of thousands of minute hot needles trying to pierce through. I reasoned with myself that if I did not look again, if I ignored him, he would then give up. But this man was eager; who knows for how long he had been preying on me. Within seconds he stood up, casually, never taking his eyes off my figure, and began slowly traipsing nearer. My hand tightened on the yellow handle bar that I was already so desperately clutching. Two business colleagues, a woman and a man, stepped aside to let him pass, allowing him to comfortably sidle into the narrow space left between myself and the double doors. I did nothing but wait, barely breathing, fixedly staring at the elbow of the woman standing in front of me. The train swerved around a bend and began to sway and then, suddenly, so did this man. With both hands now gripping the handle bar above us, he galvanised the natural movements of the compartment to begin thrusting his penis against my right hand resting at my hip, a considerable distance from him of no less than half a metre. Within moments his erection was tangible. His breathing intensified, blasting in waves a putrid gas against my hair and ear. I had no voice. I had frozen. I did not even have the initiative to draw my hand away; I simply let it hang there. The only things left in my control were my eyes. I rapidly stared into the faces of my fellow passengers, maintaining solid eye-to-eye contact with over five of them. In turn, some of their eyes flickered over to this man on my right. His concentration on his act was by then so strong that he was no longer feigning discreetness. And I thought that now, of all moments, someone would surely come to my aid.
Part III - #MeToo - But no one did. They saw and watched, briefly - some in disgust, some with incredulity or indifference - but then they looked away. Every single one of them. My throat was completely dry at this point. This man was still masturbating against my body in full view of all those surrounding us. And then, after what felt like an ice age, Holborn Station finally drew up. The double doors opened and I backed out almost blindly, throwing myself into the waiting crowd and practically stumbling up and out of the stuffy labyrinth with my head in a haze. He tried following me, but I managed to lose him. I do not remember much of the following days. I had been sexually harassed before in my life, but I had never before felt that violated. One detail I do remember, however, was my trying to confide in my so-called ‘friends’. Their reactions to my story were astounding. In truth, I do not know which is worse: their reactions, or the initial harassment itself. Whether female or male, my ‘friends’ barely acknowledged what I related as ‘possible’. Some even went so far as to suggest that I was delusional and desperate. I could easily call out each and every one of these cowards on Instagram today, right now, but I choose not to sink that low. I survived; I have forgiven, not forgotten; I have grown wiser; I have learned self-respect and I have learned what to do now, and to do it loudly. I was but one of millions of victims in this world who succumbed to silence out of the baseless guilt that only a sexually harassed person can feel as a result of the unforgivable act(s) inflicted upon them. But not anymore. Silence and denial permit sexual offenders to pursue their crimes; to violate and shame more innocents into idleness. Stepping up to such criminals is not only right, but immeasurably brave. No matter how small or insignificant you think your story may be, speak up. Try. Whatever it takes, do it. Now and forever. Send these immoral, bloated miscreants to hell. For yourself.
Part III - #MeToo  - But no one did. They saw and watched, briefly - some in disgust, some with incredulity or indifference - but then they looked away. Every single one of them. My throat was completely dry at this point. This man was still masturbating against my body in full view of all those surrounding us. And then, after what felt like an ice age, Holborn Station finally drew up. The double doors opened and I backed out almost blindly, throwing myself into the waiting crowd and practically stumbling up and out of the stuffy labyrinth with my head in a haze. He tried following me, but I managed to lose him. I do not remember much of the following days. I had been sexually harassed before in my life, but I had never before felt that violated. One detail I do remember, however, was my trying to confide in my so-called ‘friends’. Their reactions to my story were astounding. In truth, I do not know which is worse: their reactions, or the initial harassment itself. Whether female or male, my ‘friends’ barely acknowledged what I related as ‘possible’. Some even went so far as to suggest that I was delusional and desperate. I could easily call out each and every one of these cowards on Instagram today, right now, but I choose not to sink that low. I survived; I have forgiven, not forgotten; I have grown wiser; I have learned self-respect and I have learned what to do now, and to do it loudly. I was but one of millions of victims in this world who succumbed to silence out of the baseless guilt that only a sexually harassed person can feel as a result of the unforgivable act(s) inflicted upon them. But not anymore. Silence and denial permit sexual offenders to pursue their crimes; to violate and shame more innocents into idleness. Stepping up to such criminals is not only right, but immeasurably brave. No matter how small or insignificant you think your story may be, speak up. Try. Whatever it takes, do it. Now and forever. Send these immoral, bloated miscreants to hell. For yourself.
Quintessential Roma. The colosseum is something words can't express, just like what it's like to experience Valerie Jones. I love this woman, and after I marry her 3 days from now, we will be back with our amazing photographers Rossini Photography, right here after the ceremony.  #lovesher
Quintessential Roma. The colosseum is something words can't express, just like what it's like to experience Valerie Jones. I love this woman, and after I marry her 3 days from now, we will be back with our amazing photographers Rossini Photography, right here after the ceremony. #lovesher 
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All morning I heard, "Sam, DON'T POST IT. Why open up like this and show yourself at your worst?!" Because this is the only way I'll use #transformationtuesday ... to share a part of my journey and declare that everyone is a miracle ✨
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July 2014 ➡️ October 2017. In the left, I was constantly thinking about how little I could eat. Constantly afraid of food and of becoming out of control. Constantly worrying what others think of me. Hating feeling invisible/unpursued yet afraid of being noticed. Afraid to take up much space, literally. Wanting to be perfect on the outside so I could be liked, admired, cherished (as if it works like that). Screaming for attention by my silent cry for help in the form of restriction. Feeling unworthy of joy and freedom and value. •
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On the right, I've been given a second chance. I LOVE treating my body well. I love jumping out of bed for a workout and fueling my body. I love challenging myself and chasing after my goals. I love searching for new things to learn everyday. I love being able to serve others and not be mentally-occupied by myself and obsessed with my fleshly needs. I've learned how to better prevent anxiety but turn to God when it does come. I still struggle for sure, but I know which way I'm now headed. And though recovery sucks, it's more than worth it 🙏🏻
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So why am I putting myself out there? Because it gets easier with time to share this part of myself? Heck no! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Because I know others are out there like myself, who don't realize their value and worth and that they were made for so much more. That true healing from the inside out can come. That God gives us every breath and everything we have for a beautiful purpose. Now I have fear of WASTING a single MOMENT because I don't have to be alive right now. If you're a child of God, you are beloved // you have been made worthy // you are enough // God deserves your surrendering to Him since He is faithful and trustworthy ❤️
All morning I heard, "Sam, DON'T POST IT. Why open up like this and show yourself at your worst?!" Because this is the only way I'll use #transformationtuesday  ... to share a part of my journey and declare that everyone is a miracle ✨ • • • • July 2014 ➡️ October 2017. In the left, I was constantly thinking about how little I could eat. Constantly afraid of food and of becoming out of control. Constantly worrying what others think of me. Hating feeling invisible/unpursued yet afraid of being noticed. Afraid to take up much space, literally. Wanting to be perfect on the outside so I could be liked, admired, cherished (as if it works like that). Screaming for attention by my silent cry for help in the form of restriction. Feeling unworthy of joy and freedom and value. • • • • On the right, I've been given a second chance. I LOVE treating my body well. I love jumping out of bed for a workout and fueling my body. I love challenging myself and chasing after my goals. I love searching for new things to learn everyday. I love being able to serve others and not be mentally-occupied by myself and obsessed with my fleshly needs. I've learned how to better prevent anxiety but turn to God when it does come. I still struggle for sure, but I know which way I'm now headed. And though recovery sucks, it's more than worth it 🙏🏻 • • • • So why am I putting myself out there? Because it gets easier with time to share this part of myself? Heck no! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Because I know others are out there like myself, who don't realize their value and worth and that they were made for so much more. That true healing from the inside out can come. That God gives us every breath and everything we have for a beautiful purpose. Now I have fear of WASTING a single MOMENT because I don't have to be alive right now. If you're a child of God, you are beloved // you have been made worthy // you are enough // God deserves your surrendering to Him since He is faithful and trustworthy ❤️
If you want respect you must treat others with respect. You can not sit there and cry over split milk, when you clearly are a reflection of your own deep rooted issues. Let's be honest with ourselves, let's not pretend, the way you treat others, is a true reflection of your own self hate. If you are unhappy with your life, do not bring down the happiness in other's lives. I am fucking kind, but I will never tolerate anyone that tries to disrespect me for no reason. Do not mistaken my kindness for foolishness. Look in the mirror people, if you do not like your life, stop blaming others for the paths you have chosen. If you truly want to change it? Wake up and take the steps in a positive way ❤️❤️❤️
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#respect #yourownselfhate #cutoff #positivemindset #positiveenergy #positivevibes #bitchdontkillmyvibe #myvibe #manifest #universe #onlygood #energy #betrue #beyou #imnotafuckingidiot #yaimsharon #lifelessons #byebye #breath #selflove #selfworth #jealousykills #givetoearn #mindbodysoul #123 #infectious #successfulwomen #boss #bosslady #youhateyourselfdonthateothers
If you want respect you must treat others with respect. You can not sit there and cry over split milk, when you clearly are a reflection of your own deep rooted issues. Let's be honest with ourselves, let's not pretend, the way you treat others, is a true reflection of your own self hate. If you are unhappy with your life, do not bring down the happiness in other's lives. I am fucking kind, but I will never tolerate anyone that tries to disrespect me for no reason. Do not mistaken my kindness for foolishness. Look in the mirror people, if you do not like your life, stop blaming others for the paths you have chosen. If you truly want to change it? Wake up and take the steps in a positive way ❤️❤️❤️ . . . #respect  #yourownselfhate  #cutoff  #positivemindset  #positiveenergy  #positivevibes  #bitchdontkillmyvibe  #myvibe  #manifest  #universe  #onlygood  #energy  #betrue  #beyou  #imnotafuckingidiot  #yaimsharon  #lifelessons  #byebye  #breath  #selflove  #selfworth  #jealousykills  #givetoearn  #mindbodysoul  #123  #infectious  #successfulwomen  #boss  #bosslady  #youhateyourselfdonthateothers 
We are our own super heroes...
I took this shot at the beautiful #brickbeach in Brick, NJ
#hero #superhero #iam #enough #iamworthy #selflove #selfhelp #selfworth #warrior #tough #yougotthis #love #loveyourself #superstar #courage #me
"ME TOO": So where do we go from here, from now? It's time to let the light in...we'll never forget but we got to forgive, primarily ourselves, for the true healing to occur. It doesn't mean that any of those behaviors of sexual assaults & harrasment are acceptable in any shape or form, far from that, but we got to rise above & deal with it from a different level of consciousness. For all of you who have been shamed & held responsable for your experiences, i say i am so sorry. Like you i had to find that self-trust, self-worth again & establish strong boundaries. It's not easy, but it can be done. Let's not condemn, but find healing so we can all feel whole again & to evolve to a loving place in our heart.
"ME TOO": So where do we go from here, from now? It's time to let the light in...we'll never forget but we got to forgive, primarily ourselves, for the true healing to occur. It doesn't mean that any of those behaviors of sexual assaults & harrasment are acceptable in any shape or form, far from that, but we got to rise above & deal with it from a different level of consciousness. For all of you who have been shamed & held responsable for your experiences, i say i am so sorry. Like you i had to find that self-trust, self-worth again & establish strong boundaries. It's not easy, but it can be done. Let's not condemn, but find healing so we can all feel whole again & to evolve to a loving place in our heart.
🎧#linkinprofile Ever feel like there’s something you’re trying to hide, change, or overcompensate about yourself? That’s your Shadow. We’re talking about what the Shadow means, how it affects your parenting and the power it holds within you in episode #146. Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author BARRY MICHELS explains how recognizing and aligning with our Shadow, a term coined by Carl Jung, can actually lead us to a better relationship with our children and ourselves. And Barry walks Ellie through a difficult moment in her birth experience that left her feeling exposed and ashamed until this honest and healing conversation. #podcast #linkinprofile #itunes #psychology #parenting #birth #baby #momlife #atomicmoms #children #selflove #selfcare #selfworth
🎧#linkinprofile  Ever feel like there’s something you’re trying to hide, change, or overcompensate about yourself? That’s your Shadow. We’re talking about what the Shadow means, how it affects your parenting and the power it holds within you in episode #146 . Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author BARRY MICHELS explains how recognizing and aligning with our Shadow, a term coined by Carl Jung, can actually lead us to a better relationship with our children and ourselves. And Barry walks Ellie through a difficult moment in her birth experience that left her feeling exposed and ashamed until this honest and healing conversation. #podcast  #linkinprofile  #itunes  #psychology  #parenting  #birth  #baby  #momlife  #atomicmoms  #children  #selflove  #selfcare  #selfworth 
Dhanteras rangoli courtesy @page_is_my_surname Colors are the main features of all festivals Fill the varied colors into your own life all that will help you look up to self and others with confidence #rangoli #colors #selflove #confidence #selfworth
Dhanteras rangoli courtesy @page_is_my_surname Colors are the main features of all festivals Fill the varied colors into your own life all that will help you look up to self and others with confidence #rangoli  #colors  #selflove  #confidence  #selfworth 
Today's morning commute. I haven't been on a plane in a couple of years. It's nice to be back on one!!
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Heading to a training to take my game up one more notch.
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A 14 step process to neutralize trauma and other experiences, taught by a world-renowned Human Behavior Specialist?
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I'm in.
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I send you all love for a wonderful week.
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Cheers to kickassery at the next level ❤️️💃🏽🎉👊🏽
Today's morning commute. I haven't been on a plane in a couple of years. It's nice to be back on one!! . Heading to a training to take my game up one more notch. . A 14 step process to neutralize trauma and other experiences, taught by a world-renowned Human Behavior Specialist? . I'm in. . I send you all love for a wonderful week. . Cheers to kickassery at the next level ❤️️💃🏽🎉👊🏽
My brother's girlfriend just bought me this lovely book about confidence. I liked this page 📖
My brother's girlfriend just bought me this lovely book about confidence. I liked this page 📖
Yesℹ....#beblessed still a place in they're heart🙏💜🙌
" when you love yourself more "
. A PERFECT REASON TO BE THANKFUL ANDROID RESPECTFUL TO YOURSELF ANDROID OTHERS
. Love Is The Highest Blessings Upon The Face Of The Earth.
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#onelove #unitylove #unity #selflove #selfworth #showlove #selfbeauty #bebless #liveinlove #blessedlove #stillbeautiful
“I’ll go anywhere as long as it is forward.”
“I’ll go anywhere as long as it is forward.”
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We’ve made so many
mistakes.
I mistook you for
simple
and you mistook me for
easy
and I said too 
much
and you didn’t say
enough—
can’t you see the mistakes we
made?
like tattoos
we grew out of,
they cover our
skin.
If loving you was a mistake,
I’d make it again and 
again.
Don’t turn around now just
slow down
and let’s ruin something
together.
Let’s ruin all the work you did to
forget 
the way it feels
to be
in love with me.
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My book, To A Girl I Haven’t Met is now available. Purchase from the link in my bio :)
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#zackgrey #forget #ruin
• We’ve made so many mistakes. I mistook you for simple and you mistook me for easy and I said too much and you didn’t say enough— can’t you see the mistakes we made? like tattoos we grew out of, they cover our skin. If loving you was a mistake, I’d make it again and again. Don’t turn around now just slow down and let’s ruin something together. Let’s ruin all the work you did to forget the way it feels to be in love with me. • My book, To A Girl I Haven’t Met is now available. Purchase from the link in my bio :) • #zackgrey  #forget  #ruin 
Are you the taker? Or, the door mat?  In other words......are you the one in the relationship that gives, its all one way? 
Is it constant overwhelm? You just don’t want to let people down! 
People pleasers FEAR rejection. 
FEAR confrontation...... Narcissistic people know your weakness and will play on it until YOU say NO!
How do I say No.....? Try this; I would love to (positive) However, I have to run my kids to....(negative) Maybe another time?! (Positive). How would your life look with more YOU time? 
How would you feel with more REST? 
Don’t be the door mat! 💞
Are you the taker? Or, the door mat? In other words......are you the one in the relationship that gives, its all one way? Is it constant overwhelm? You just don’t want to let people down! People pleasers FEAR rejection. FEAR confrontation...... Narcissistic people know your weakness and will play on it until YOU say NO! How do I say No.....? Try this; I would love to (positive) However, I have to run my kids to....(negative) Maybe another time?! (Positive). How would your life look with more YOU time? How would you feel with more REST? Don’t be the door mat! 💞
Not like I need these for validation...but It feels good to be back connected....feels like Christmas
#divination #tarot #guides #spirit
@ashantibeautifulbrownskin
I haven't forgotten about you Love...You're first on my list....
🌬🕉🌊♓♒♉🌊🕉 🔌💖🌍💜🌎💜🌏💖🔌 #love #loveall #loveandlight #humanity  #namaste #confidence #healing #mindbodysoul #astrology #lgbt #healthandfitness #exploreexpandevolve #mysticstyle #lightworker #lightwarrior #mytruth #magick #happiness #selfrealization #selfworth #soulexpression #synchronicity #power #transformation
Not like I need these for validation...but It feels good to be back connected....feels like Christmas #divination  #tarot  #guides  #spirit  @ashantibeautifulbrownskin I haven't forgotten about you Love...You're first on my list.... 🌬🕉🌊♓♒♉🌊🕉 🔌💖🌍💜🌎💜🌏💖🔌 #love  #loveall  #loveandlight  #humanity  #namaste  #confidence  #healing  #mindbodysoul  #astrology  #lgbt  #healthandfitness  #exploreexpandevolve  #mysticstyle  #lightworker  #lightwarrior  #mytruth  #magick  #happiness  #selfrealization  #selfworth  #soulexpression  #synchronicity  #power  #transformation 
Part I - #MeToo - I am 27 years old. I am talented, insecure, loved and scarred. I am also very strong, even in my weak moments. I have not been molested by Harvey Weinstein, but I have certainly faced unjustified degradation and fear at the hands of men who share Weinstein’s repulsive, if not identical, mind-frame. Today I am putting aside my work so that I may dedicate myself to relating the following story to you, my public. I have numerous stories, too many of which my subconscious has pillowed away with time, humiliated by the details. But I feel ready, finally, to not only uncover them once and for all, for myself, but to share them with those who may not realise that they need to hear them. During my late formative years, I lived in London. I had everything at my fingertips - museums and education, opportunities and freedom - but what I did not have were friends. I am a naturally introverted person, something that, perhaps, lessened the chances I had of really finding those one or two genuine others whom I could count on in a city as London. After a time I began to lie to myself, solely out of what I now know was an odd mixture of pride and debilitating loneliness. I told myself that my superficial, image-loving acquaintances were indeed my friends and that should any serious situation arise, they would have my back without hesitation. The downfall of this naïve figment of my imagination came to light when I was travelling alone by Tube one day. I had places to go and friends to meet - time was short - so of course I once again disregarded the dire warnings my mother gave me about so unwisely and so frequently using the Tube as my ‘safe’ means of transport. Disliking being squashed so closely between strangers in the seating bays, that day I chose to stand near the tram car’s double doors. My expression, by then well accustomed to the grey mask donned by so many fellow Londoners, was placidly staring into empty space. I was on the Piccadilly Line, soon to dismount at Holborn. Shifting my footing a bit, I quickly noticed a man staring up at me from a seat a few metres away, subtly licking his lips.
Part I - #MeToo  - I am 27 years old. I am talented, insecure, loved and scarred. I am also very strong, even in my weak moments. I have not been molested by Harvey Weinstein, but I have certainly faced unjustified degradation and fear at the hands of men who share Weinstein’s repulsive, if not identical, mind-frame. Today I am putting aside my work so that I may dedicate myself to relating the following story to you, my public. I have numerous stories, too many of which my subconscious has pillowed away with time, humiliated by the details. But I feel ready, finally, to not only uncover them once and for all, for myself, but to share them with those who may not realise that they need to hear them. During my late formative years, I lived in London. I had everything at my fingertips - museums and education, opportunities and freedom - but what I did not have were friends. I am a naturally introverted person, something that, perhaps, lessened the chances I had of really finding those one or two genuine others whom I could count on in a city as London. After a time I began to lie to myself, solely out of what I now know was an odd mixture of pride and debilitating loneliness. I told myself that my superficial, image-loving acquaintances were indeed my friends and that should any serious situation arise, they would have my back without hesitation. The downfall of this naïve figment of my imagination came to light when I was travelling alone by Tube one day. I had places to go and friends to meet - time was short - so of course I once again disregarded the dire warnings my mother gave me about so unwisely and so frequently using the Tube as my ‘safe’ means of transport. Disliking being squashed so closely between strangers in the seating bays, that day I chose to stand near the tram car’s double doors. My expression, by then well accustomed to the grey mask donned by so many fellow Londoners, was placidly staring into empty space. I was on the Piccadilly Line, soon to dismount at Holborn. Shifting my footing a bit, I quickly noticed a man staring up at me from a seat a few metres away, subtly licking his lips.
Part II - #MeToo - He wore a white polyester track suit, somewhat baggy. His hands, both dug deeply into his pockets, were guilefully massaging his balls. I looked away at once, simultaneously in disbelief and revulsion. The skin on my neck automatically began to prickle with the sensation of thousands of minute hot needles trying to pierce through. I reasoned with myself that if I did not look again, if I ignored him, he would then give up. But this man was eager; who knows for how long he had been preying on me. Within seconds he stood up, casually, never taking his eyes off my figure, and began slowly traipsing nearer. My hand tightened on the yellow handle bar that I was already so desperately clutching. Two business colleagues, a woman and a man, stepped aside to let him pass, allowing him to comfortably sidle into the narrow space left between myself and the double doors. I did nothing but wait, barely breathing, fixedly staring at the elbow of the woman standing in front of me. The train swerved around a bend and began to sway and then, suddenly, so did this man. With both hands now gripping the handle bar above us, he galvanised the natural movements of the compartment to begin thrusting his penis against my right hand resting at my hip, a considerable distance from him of no less than half a metre. Within moments his erection was tangible. His breathing intensified, blasting in waves a putrid gas against my hair and ear. I had no voice. I had frozen. I did not even have the initiative to draw my hand away; I simply let it hang there. The only things left in my control were my eyes. I rapidly stared into the faces of my fellow passengers, maintaining solid eye-to-eye contact with over five of them. In turn, some of their eyes flickered over to this man on my right. His concentration on his act was by then so strong that he was no longer feigning discreetness. And I thought that now, of all moments, someone would surely come to my aid.
Part II - #MeToo  - He wore a white polyester track suit, somewhat baggy. His hands, both dug deeply into his pockets, were guilefully massaging his balls. I looked away at once, simultaneously in disbelief and revulsion. The skin on my neck automatically began to prickle with the sensation of thousands of minute hot needles trying to pierce through. I reasoned with myself that if I did not look again, if I ignored him, he would then give up. But this man was eager; who knows for how long he had been preying on me. Within seconds he stood up, casually, never taking his eyes off my figure, and began slowly traipsing nearer. My hand tightened on the yellow handle bar that I was already so desperately clutching. Two business colleagues, a woman and a man, stepped aside to let him pass, allowing him to comfortably sidle into the narrow space left between myself and the double doors. I did nothing but wait, barely breathing, fixedly staring at the elbow of the woman standing in front of me. The train swerved around a bend and began to sway and then, suddenly, so did this man. With both hands now gripping the handle bar above us, he galvanised the natural movements of the compartment to begin thrusting his penis against my right hand resting at my hip, a considerable distance from him of no less than half a metre. Within moments his erection was tangible. His breathing intensified, blasting in waves a putrid gas against my hair and ear. I had no voice. I had frozen. I did not even have the initiative to draw my hand away; I simply let it hang there. The only things left in my control were my eyes. I rapidly stared into the faces of my fellow passengers, maintaining solid eye-to-eye contact with over five of them. In turn, some of their eyes flickered over to this man on my right. His concentration on his act was by then so strong that he was no longer feigning discreetness. And I thought that now, of all moments, someone would surely come to my aid.
Part III - #MeToo - But no one did. They saw and watched, briefly - some in disgust, some with incredulity or indifference - but then they looked away. Every single one of them. My throat was completely dry at this point. This man was still masturbating against my body in full view of all those surrounding us. And then, after what felt like an ice age, Holborn Station finally drew up. The double doors opened and I backed out almost blindly, throwing myself into the waiting crowd and practically stumbling up and out of the stuffy labyrinth with my head in a haze. He tried following me, but I managed to lose him. I do not remember much of the following days. I had been sexually harassed before in my life, but I had never before felt that violated. One detail I do remember, however, was my trying to confide in my so-called ‘friends’. Their reactions to my story were astounding. In truth, I do not know which is worse: their reactions, or the initial harassment itself. Whether female or male, my ‘friends’ barely acknowledged what I related as ‘possible’. Some even went so far as to suggest that I was delusional and desperate. I could easily call out each and every one of these cowards on Instagram today, right now, but I choose not to sink that low. I survived; I have forgiven, not forgotten; I have grown wiser; I have learned self-respect and I have learned what to do now, and to do it loudly. I was but one of millions of victims in this world who succumbed to silence out of the baseless guilt that only a sexually harassed person can feel as a result of the unforgivable act(s) inflicted upon them. But not anymore. Silence and denial permit sexual offenders to pursue their crimes; to violate and shame more innocents into idleness. Stepping up to such criminals is not only right, but immeasurably brave. No matter how small or insignificant you think your story may be, speak up. Try. Whatever it takes, do it. Now and forever. Send these immoral, bloated miscreants to hell. For yourself.
Part III - #MeToo  - But no one did. They saw and watched, briefly - some in disgust, some with incredulity or indifference - but then they looked away. Every single one of them. My throat was completely dry at this point. This man was still masturbating against my body in full view of all those surrounding us. And then, after what felt like an ice age, Holborn Station finally drew up. The double doors opened and I backed out almost blindly, throwing myself into the waiting crowd and practically stumbling up and out of the stuffy labyrinth with my head in a haze. He tried following me, but I managed to lose him. I do not remember much of the following days. I had been sexually harassed before in my life, but I had never before felt that violated. One detail I do remember, however, was my trying to confide in my so-called ‘friends’. Their reactions to my story were astounding. In truth, I do not know which is worse: their reactions, or the initial harassment itself. Whether female or male, my ‘friends’ barely acknowledged what I related as ‘possible’. Some even went so far as to suggest that I was delusional and desperate. I could easily call out each and every one of these cowards on Instagram today, right now, but I choose not to sink that low. I survived; I have forgiven, not forgotten; I have grown wiser; I have learned self-respect and I have learned what to do now, and to do it loudly. I was but one of millions of victims in this world who succumbed to silence out of the baseless guilt that only a sexually harassed person can feel as a result of the unforgivable act(s) inflicted upon them. But not anymore. Silence and denial permit sexual offenders to pursue their crimes; to violate and shame more innocents into idleness. Stepping up to such criminals is not only right, but immeasurably brave. No matter how small or insignificant you think your story may be, speak up. Try. Whatever it takes, do it. Now and forever. Send these immoral, bloated miscreants to hell. For yourself.
I'm having too much fun sipping on my coffee and pulling self-care cards for my tribe this morning. It's been a much needed break from the #metoo posts filling my feeds (though, I'm so glad those stories are coming out and sparking change!) Leave me a comment if you'd like me to pull a card for you.

P. S. This beautiful deck is by @dejadrewit
I'm having too much fun sipping on my coffee and pulling self-care cards for my tribe this morning. It's been a much needed break from the #metoo  posts filling my feeds (though, I'm so glad those stories are coming out and sparking change!) Leave me a comment if you'd like me to pull a card for you. P. S. This beautiful deck is by @dejadrewit
Often I beat myself for not being at higher standard for her and them, but it's things like this that I understand my value and what I mean in their world. #Salute to all my gents doing it the best they can! #Dadlife #selfworth #MeasureOfAMan #BlessedAndHighlyFavored #NoDebatinThat
When in doubt... Never let the opinions of others become the measure of your self worth. 
Happy Tuesday!!!
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#selfworth #selflove #selfrespect #unique #uniqueyou #purpose #purposedrivenlife #journey 
#life #lifebydesign #yourmoments #yourworthit #yourebeautiful #bestie #bestfriend #comfort #innerpeace #joy #stopexisting #startlivinginstead
Challenges are thrown at us to expose all sides of our being. 
They help us to see our strengths, our bullshit, and our beauty. 
It is an truly an honour, to get to experiment with life. To see what it wants. To see where it is trying to take you. To see what it intends to make with you. 
Take this as a reminder not to cling to the known. Not to reach back into past triumphs. Not to hang your worth on what you have accomplished. 
No matter what stage of the game you are at, it’s always the right time to see what else your skills are capable of. What old paradigms your work might disrupt. What new life can be injected into the world through your work in it.
This is the beauty of life. 
We are continually given the chance to challenge our perception of who we think we are, and what we think is possible ✨ …
#youarethebridge
Challenges are thrown at us to expose all sides of our being. 
They help us to see our strengths, our bullshit, and our beauty. It is an truly an honour, to get to experiment with life. To see what it wants. To see where it is trying to take you. To see what it intends to make with you. 
Take this as a reminder not to cling to the known. Not to reach back into past triumphs. Not to hang your worth on what you have accomplished. No matter what stage of the game you are at, it’s always the right time to see what else your skills are capable of. What old paradigms your work might disrupt. What new life can be injected into the world through your work in it. This is the beauty of life. We are continually given the chance to challenge our perception of who we think we are, and what we think is possible ✨ … #youarethebridge 
One year on, i've gotten fatter, but i've also gotten stronger and braver. Despite all my insecurities and fears, i stepped out of my comfort zone, faced strangers weekly, teach yoga, trying to pretend to be comfortable in my own body. Yoga helps keep me grounded, and provides me a sense of power to overrule my insecurities many a times. 
Felt braver doing handstands without a wall and dropping into wheel. Felt stronger staying longer in handstands and being able to come up from wheel. 
Im lacking in my yoga practice, but teaching keeps me in touch and encourages me to keep trying. Yoga is a journey, as is life in its own, it keeps me aware, and i notice progress. Though never a trending progression, like life, we may find ourselves falling back again. However, as long as we keep trying, we will ultimately still move forward. 
#yoga #yogainspiration #yogajourney #yogateacher #sgyoga #igyoga #handstand #inversion #confidence #growth #mindset #compassion #selflove #selfworth #yogagram
One year on, i've gotten fatter, but i've also gotten stronger and braver. Despite all my insecurities and fears, i stepped out of my comfort zone, faced strangers weekly, teach yoga, trying to pretend to be comfortable in my own body. Yoga helps keep me grounded, and provides me a sense of power to overrule my insecurities many a times. Felt braver doing handstands without a wall and dropping into wheel. Felt stronger staying longer in handstands and being able to come up from wheel. Im lacking in my yoga practice, but teaching keeps me in touch and encourages me to keep trying. Yoga is a journey, as is life in its own, it keeps me aware, and i notice progress. Though never a trending progression, like life, we may find ourselves falling back again. However, as long as we keep trying, we will ultimately still move forward. #yoga  #yogainspiration  #yogajourney  #yogateacher  #sgyoga  #igyoga  #handstand  #inversion  #confidence  #growth  #mindset  #compassion  #selflove  #selfworth  #yogagram 
✨Get out of your own way✨
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I used to be so full of self limiting beliefs. I had thoughts constantly running through my mind telling me “you can’t because x, y, z” .
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My life turned around when I finally took control of my thoughts and got out of my own way. .
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It took a lot of personal development 📚 and self reflection to get there, but now there is no turning back. .
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Do yourself a favor and get out of your own way and tell yourself YOU CAN. You can do whatever you put your mind to 💕
✨Get out of your own way✨ . . I used to be so full of self limiting beliefs. I had thoughts constantly running through my mind telling me “you can’t because x, y, z” . . My life turned around when I finally took control of my thoughts and got out of my own way. . . It took a lot of personal development 📚 and self reflection to get there, but now there is no turning back. . . Do yourself a favor and get out of your own way and tell yourself YOU CAN. You can do whatever you put your mind to 💕
Good food and late night hustle yesterday. Accountability post: I switched gears from Shift Shop to trying out the new free Clean Week program. While I love love love Shift Shop I was struggling to get all of The workouts done. So instead of getting down on myself and letting it depress me I scratched it and made a new plan. The first workout of the week was Core Function. Perfect little late night workout. ♡
Good food and late night hustle yesterday. Accountability post: I switched gears from Shift Shop to trying out the new free Clean Week program. While I love love love Shift Shop I was struggling to get all of The workouts done. So instead of getting down on myself and letting it depress me I scratched it and made a new plan. The first workout of the week was Core Function. Perfect little late night workout. ♡
Happy Tuesday!!!
Today is a beautiful day. Let's not forget that great Women have options.
#womenempowerment #women #great #greatness #strong #strength #worthy #worth #selflove #selfworth #choices #opportunity #options #goodvibes #goodheart 
#presence #present #foreverpresent #KeepQueenin!!!
Grateful to have purpose in my life 🦋
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#goodmorning #gratitude #shine #purpose #fullfillment #grateful #blessed #positivevibes #health #fitmom #fitness #inspired #growth #mindset #changinglives #wellness #fitfam #jorney #discover #becoming #transformationtuesday #vision #future #love #selfworth #melonarose .
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You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Don't allow what others say to deter you from your goal. Don't be afraid to go after what you really want. No one else can do it but you. Surround yourself with the positive cheerleaders and get rid of the negative naysayers. You can do it! You deserve it! #getitdone #havenofear #believeinyou #believeinyourself #youcandoit #youareworthit #selfworth #selfcare #selflove #selfesteem #nevergiveup #nobadvibes #selfrespect #youdeserveit #positivevibes #nonegativity  #valueyourownselfworth @valueyourownselfworth #writer #speaker #lifecoach #iamthefire #robincote #author #authorrobincote #robincoteauthor #getrealwithrobincote #getrealwithrobin @AuthorRobinCote
You can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Don't allow what others say to deter you from your goal. Don't be afraid to go after what you really want. No one else can do it but you. Surround yourself with the positive cheerleaders and get rid of the negative naysayers. You can do it! You deserve it! #getitdone  #havenofear  #believeinyou  #believeinyourself  #youcandoit  #youareworthit  #selfworth  #selfcare  #selflove  #selfesteem  #nevergiveup  #nobadvibes  #selfrespect  #youdeserveit  #positivevibes  #nonegativity  #valueyourownselfworth  @valueyourownselfworth #writer  #speaker  #lifecoach  #iamthefire  #robincote  #author  #authorrobincote  #robincoteauthor  #getrealwithrobincote  #getrealwithrobin  @AuthorRobinCote
@Regrann from @supremeunderstanding -  Today's word of the day is #selfworth

For more on building your sense of self, read #howtohustleandwin and #knowledgeofself from @supremedesignonline - #regrann
This....LITERALLY brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful to be doing this work and making others happy in the process. What a blessing!
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