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10 Guideposts to wholehearted living from Brene Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection.
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Nerding out reading at work since we’re so slow. 🤓📚This part really spoke to me #thegiftsofimperfection
Nerding out reading at work since we’re so slow. 🤓📚This part really spoke to me #thegiftsofimperfection 
Rainy day reading.  These two put together should completely confuse me😜
Rainy day reading. These two put together should completely confuse me😜
Anyone else read this book? I felt is was 50/50 for me, something’s I agreed with, while others I was “ehh ok”
Anyone else read this book? I felt is was 50/50 for me, something’s I agreed with, while others I was “ehh ok”
Are you ready to take your #yoga practice to the next level? Join me for a #yogi #bookclub on November 4. First optional and #free discussion is tomorrow if you want to join us in the #LifetimeLenexa #LifeCafe! Message me with questions. 😊

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#Brenebrown goodness for your Saturday morning 😘 
#thegiftsofimperfection #ownyourstory🌻 yassss😆👏🏻
I’ve been thinking about you - about all of us really - and everything we are going through. This flower is a metaphor: Your authentic expression of where you are on your path - EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE NOW (not where you want to be, where you hope to be, or where you plan to be soon). YOU exactly as you are NOW (in all of your pain and mess), is medicine for someone else. Your authentic expression of your journey (imperfect as it may be to you) is exactly the permission slip or the outstretched hand that someone else needs to take the next step in their life. 
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Don't hide it.
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The flower is going through a process of transformation - and she does not hide her process, only to reveal herself in full bloom. 
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Don’t hide your process. 
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I know it’s hard. And scary. And terrifying. This idea of sharing yourself as you are brings up past or perceived trauma of the shame of imperfection. That’s where The Energetics of Instagram comes in. In this course (link in bio) I share everything I know about how I learned to share myself authentically and vulnerably on social media - and I’m still learning! 
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If you’ve ever felt scared, trapped, or embarrassed by what you felt in your heart as truth but didn’t know how to share, this class is for you. 
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You have a unique and extremely valuable viewpoint to share with the world and there is someone, no, actually HUNDREDS of people out there who NEED to hear your voice. 
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Tap the link in my bio to get instant access to everything you need to let your magic out in a safe and empowering way. 👆🏼 _
DOORS CLOSE Friday 10/27! 
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“ And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin 🙏🏼 Let’s do this 🌸🌸🌸 soulstarmedicine.com/instagram 🚀
I’ve been thinking about you - about all of us really - and everything we are going through. This flower is a metaphor: Your authentic expression of where you are on your path - EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE NOW (not where you want to be, where you hope to be, or where you plan to be soon). YOU exactly as you are NOW (in all of your pain and mess), is medicine for someone else. Your authentic expression of your journey (imperfect as it may be to you) is exactly the permission slip or the outstretched hand that someone else needs to take the next step in their life. _ Don't hide it. _ The flower is going through a process of transformation - and she does not hide her process, only to reveal herself in full bloom. _ Don’t hide your process. _ I know it’s hard. And scary. And terrifying. This idea of sharing yourself as you are brings up past or perceived trauma of the shame of imperfection. That’s where The Energetics of Instagram comes in. In this course (link in bio) I share everything I know about how I learned to share myself authentically and vulnerably on social media - and I’m still learning! _ If you’ve ever felt scared, trapped, or embarrassed by what you felt in your heart as truth but didn’t know how to share, this class is for you. _ You have a unique and extremely valuable viewpoint to share with the world and there is someone, no, actually HUNDREDS of people out there who NEED to hear your voice. _ Tap the link in my bio to get instant access to everything you need to let your magic out in a safe and empowering way. 👆🏼 _ DOORS CLOSE Friday 10/27! _ soulstarmedicine.com/Instagram _ “ And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anaïs Nin 🙏🏼 Let’s do this 🌸🌸🌸 soulstarmedicine.com/instagram 🚀
"How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a Wholehearted life: loving ourselves." .
Brene Brown is helping me to view myself completely differently through this book. I've never thought about shame in this way before. 
Can't wait to dive back in to this. ♡
#brenebrown #selflove #bookrecommendations #spirituality #selfhelp #thegiftsofimperfection
"How much we know and understand ourselves is critically important, but there is something that is even more essential to living a Wholehearted life: loving ourselves." . Brene Brown is helping me to view myself completely differently through this book. I've never thought about shame in this way before. Can't wait to dive back in to this. ♡ #brenebrown  #selflove  #bookrecommendations  #spirituality  #selfhelp  #thegiftsofimperfection 
Gooooood morning 🌞🙌🏻 I’ve got a busy busy day today with two yoga classes at @solandsage, moving errands,  more packing for our move as well, and mom duties so I got up early to get my “me time” in this morning :) here are some words from my reading. —�
“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” -Berné Brown —
#metime #selflove #words #reading #thegiftsofimperfection #solandsage #asanaseveryday #8limbsofyoga #continuingtolearn #studentoftheworld #findyourpassion #love #beokaywithyourself #thisposemakesmefeellikeamermaid #mermaidyoga #mermaid #redheadsrule #healthnut
Gooooood morning 🌞🙌🏻 I’ve got a busy busy day today with two yoga classes at @solandsage, moving errands, more packing for our move as well, and mom duties so I got up early to get my “me time” in this morning :) here are some words from my reading. —� “Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” -Berné Brown — #metime  #selflove  #words  #reading  #thegiftsofimperfection  #solandsage  #asanaseveryday  #8limbsofyoga  #continuingtolearn  #studentoftheworld  #findyourpassion  #love  #beokaywithyourself  #thisposemakesmefeellikeamermaid  #mermaidyoga  #mermaid  #redheadsrule  #healthnut 
Throwback to the opening night of last month's BE THE LIGHT Yoga Retreat where we UNLEARN some of our conditionings and shed light on how we can let go what no longer served us and cultivate the essence of wholeheartedly living 😍 missing this group of amazing beings! Such an honour for me to serve. Stay tuned for our retreat SPARK JOY in 2018! 
#wholeheartedliving #retreatwithariel #arieltangyoga #thegiftsofimperfection #selflove #selfcare #yogaretreat #reikihealing #reikimasterteacher #reikihk #yogateacherhk #yinyogawithariel #jivamuktiyoga #jivamuktiyogahk #chantingisgoodforthesoul #kirtan #meditation #reflection #mindfulness #yinyogateachertraining #yinyang #spiritualliving #sparkjoy #BigMagic #healing #livewhatyoulove #livelaughlove #lifeteachings #travelingyogi #chiangmai
Throwback to the opening night of last month's BE THE LIGHT Yoga Retreat where we UNLEARN some of our conditionings and shed light on how we can let go what no longer served us and cultivate the essence of wholeheartedly living 😍 missing this group of amazing beings! Such an honour for me to serve. Stay tuned for our retreat SPARK JOY in 2018! #wholeheartedliving  #retreatwithariel  #arieltangyoga  #thegiftsofimperfection  #selflove  #selfcare  #yogaretreat  #reikihealing  #reikimasterteacher  #reikihk  #yogateacherhk  #yinyogawithariel  #jivamuktiyoga  #jivamuktiyogahk  #chantingisgoodforthesoul  #kirtan  #meditation  #reflection  #mindfulness  #yinyogateachertraining  #yinyang  #spiritualliving  #sparkjoy  #BigMagic  #healing  #livewhatyoulove  #livelaughlove  #lifeteachings  #travelingyogi  #chiangmai 
A #SneakPeek into #TheConfidenceProject:

Day 3:  AUTHENTICITY

I want you to see an actual photo that conveys true authenticity.

Photo 1: Me in January, before the weight of the world (haha, get it??) was on my shoulders (and thighs 😂) But seriously, this was before the stress of the year had fully hit, and before my weight gain and heartbreak.

Photo #2: Me now....in a moment of joy.  Those who know me well, know that the laughter in this photo is genuine, but they also see that my smile isn’t as carefree as it once was.

Photo #3:  This is raw, this is real, this is vulnerability in a photo. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ If I were to present photos like #1 on social media as if it were me now, to save face or avoid shame....it would be inauthentic and only work to exacerbate my feelings of shame.  Like I DO have something to hide.

Similarly, to pretend in any way, with anyone that my beliefs, values, or opinions are different than they are, or to change the way I dress, act or speak, to “fit in”.....it would do exactly the same thing.

Fitting in means being like “them”. Belonging means you’re accepted for YOU.  Inauthenticity COSTS you your belief that you, as you are, are enough. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 Photo #2 conveys authenticity to me.  Yes, I have my hair and makeup done, I am putting my best foot forward on these photos, but that in itself is authentic to me.

I love how full makeup and curls makes me feel....like I can light up a room with my smile.

Yet there is that element of vulnerability there too....do you see it?

It’s not just that you can see my rolls....it’s that you can see I’m not polished, not perfect, and maybe most importantly, not TRYING to be perfect. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Photo #3 conveys vulnerability....real, deep, raw vulnerability.

The stuff not everyone has earned a right to see.

The parts of my story that only a friend who’s willing to sit in the discomfort with me, is allowed to see.

But it does need to be seen, friends.  The deep, raw parts....those parts are longing for a sense of connection and to know that you are not alone.  PARTICULARLY those parts you feel “shame” about.  You will quickly learn that all those things you believed were “just me”, are not 💕
A #SneakPeek  into #TheConfidenceProject : Day 3: AUTHENTICITY I want you to see an actual photo that conveys true authenticity. Photo 1: Me in January, before the weight of the world (haha, get it??) was on my shoulders (and thighs 😂) But seriously, this was before the stress of the year had fully hit, and before my weight gain and heartbreak. Photo #2 : Me now....in a moment of joy. Those who know me well, know that the laughter in this photo is genuine, but they also see that my smile isn’t as carefree as it once was. Photo #3 : This is raw, this is real, this is vulnerability in a photo. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ If I were to present photos like #1  on social media as if it were me now, to save face or avoid shame....it would be inauthentic and only work to exacerbate my feelings of shame. Like I DO have something to hide. Similarly, to pretend in any way, with anyone that my beliefs, values, or opinions are different than they are, or to change the way I dress, act or speak, to “fit in”.....it would do exactly the same thing. Fitting in means being like “them”. Belonging means you’re accepted for YOU. Inauthenticity COSTS you your belief that you, as you are, are enough. 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 Photo #2  conveys authenticity to me. Yes, I have my hair and makeup done, I am putting my best foot forward on these photos, but that in itself is authentic to me. I love how full makeup and curls makes me feel....like I can light up a room with my smile. Yet there is that element of vulnerability there too....do you see it? It’s not just that you can see my rolls....it’s that you can see I’m not polished, not perfect, and maybe most importantly, not TRYING to be perfect. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Photo #3  conveys vulnerability....real, deep, raw vulnerability. The stuff not everyone has earned a right to see. The parts of my story that only a friend who’s willing to sit in the discomfort with me, is allowed to see. But it does need to be seen, friends. The deep, raw parts....those parts are longing for a sense of connection and to know that you are not alone. PARTICULARLY those parts you feel “shame” about. You will quickly learn that all those things you believed were “just me”, are not 💕
I wash my hair once a week if I'm lucky. I like to do things my way. I'm stubborn AF. My smile is very crooked. I spend most of my life sleeping. I am brutally honest most times. 🙈

We are so quick to find the imperfections. But have you ever celebrated them instead of hiding from them?! These are the things that make YOU exactly who you are! 🙌🏼 Embrace the glourious mess that you are darling! LIFE is not perfect - and neither are people. Be UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU! 💕 #thejourneyofme
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#beyourself #unapologeticallyme #lovelife #celebrate #thegiftsofimperfection #redlips #redhairdontcare #redhair #neworleans #louisana #travel #coachsummit2017 #workingvacation #bossbabes #bourbonstreet #girlsnight #urbanplanet #americaneaglejeans #colorpop #beyoutiful #loveyourself #esfj #architecturaltechnologist
I wash my hair once a week if I'm lucky. I like to do things my way. I'm stubborn AF. My smile is very crooked. I spend most of my life sleeping. I am brutally honest most times. 🙈 We are so quick to find the imperfections. But have you ever celebrated them instead of hiding from them?! These are the things that make YOU exactly who you are! 🙌🏼 Embrace the glourious mess that you are darling! LIFE is not perfect - and neither are people. Be UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU! 💕 #thejourneyofme  . . . . . . #beyourself  #unapologeticallyme  #lovelife  #celebrate  #thegiftsofimperfection  #redlips  #redhairdontcare  #redhair  #neworleans  #louisana  #travel  #coachsummit2017  #workingvacation  #bossbabes  #bourbonstreet  #girlsnight  #urbanplanet  #americaneaglejeans  #colorpop  #beyoutiful  #loveyourself  #esfj  #architecturaltechnologist 
If you are reading this, have read it or want to read it and have all the feels for #brenebrown then please come join us Thursday Oct 26th 6pm @silverlakelibrary for our first self-actualization book club! #daringgreatly #risingstrong #thegiftsofimperfection #imperfectparenting #bravingthewilderness @brenebrown thank you so much for this important and powerful read and giving us the opportunity to connect and belong!
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Tonight I went to a Favorite Things party for the women at my church. Each person brought one of her favorite things, wrapped up and we all went home with someone else's favorite thing. It was a really fun way to get to know people!
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I decided to bring one of my favorite books, The Gifts of Imperfection by @Brenebrown (And some chocolate of course, which I'm proud to say lasted 4 days at my house without being eaten, #nonscalevictory)
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I found this book right when I needed it. It helped me to understand myself better and I just can't stop recommending this $9 gem to friends!
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“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
FAVORITE THINGS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Tonight I went to a Favorite Things party for the women at my church. Each person brought one of her favorite things, wrapped up and we all went home with someone else's favorite thing. It was a really fun way to get to know people! ••• I decided to bring one of my favorite books, The Gifts of Imperfection by @Brenebrown (And some chocolate of course, which I'm proud to say lasted 4 days at my house without being eaten, #nonscalevictory ) ••• I found this book right when I needed it. It helped me to understand myself better and I just can't stop recommending this $9 gem to friends! ••• “Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
We are all ‘inextricably connected’ 🤝✨ #spirituality @brenebrown #thegiftsofimperfection
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"Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance." - Dr. Brené Brown, "The Gifts of Imperfection."
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... . . . "Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance." - Dr. Brené Brown, "The Gifts of Imperfection." . . .
An excerpt from The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown.  I’m kind of in love with this book and can not wait to learn more and put it into practice. #thegiftsofimperfection #vulnerability #brave @brenebrown
An excerpt from The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. I’m kind of in love with this book and can not wait to learn more and put it into practice. #thegiftsofimperfection  #vulnerability  #brave  @brenebrown
Found this awesome little coffee shop to finish this awesome little book in! @brenebrown ‘The Gifts of Imperfections’ has explained even more to me about the human experience and the importance of vulnerability & belonging! For me, I always know it’s a good read when the book is covered in highlighter/pen/notes! 😂 PS Amazzzzzzzing coffee accompaniment! ☕️☕️☕️ Cootos @granthamscafe 👌🏻 #brenebrown #thegiftsofimperfection #bookstagram #coffeeshoplove #dublincoffee
Found this awesome little coffee shop to finish this awesome little book in! @brenebrown ‘The Gifts of Imperfections’ has explained even more to me about the human experience and the importance of vulnerability & belonging! For me, I always know it’s a good read when the book is covered in highlighter/pen/notes! 😂 PS Amazzzzzzzing coffee accompaniment! ☕️☕️☕️ Cootos @granthamscafe 👌🏻 #brenebrown  #thegiftsofimperfection  #bookstagram  #coffeeshoplove  #dublincoffee 
We all mistakes, we're human and each mistake is a chance to learn.  What have you learned today? #mistakesareourbestteacher #mistakesdontdefineyou #learneveryday #lifeislearning #mistakesareexperienceslearnfromthem #lovelife #daregreatly #thegiftsofimperfection
Yesterday, my husband requested for a Saturday yoga date night. Glad he did because I had some irritable feelings to workout. While in practice I promised myself Sunday had to be focused on self care. A bit of nature, breakfast burrito, 20 minute chair massage and cheap sushi 🍣 can really calm the angst. Grateful for a partner who respects my need for solo recharge time ♥️🌵 .
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Yesterday, my husband requested for a Saturday yoga date night. Glad he did because I had some irritable feelings to workout. While in practice I promised myself Sunday had to be focused on self care. A bit of nature, breakfast burrito, 20 minute chair massage and cheap sushi 🍣 can really calm the angst. Grateful for a partner who respects my need for solo recharge time ♥️🌵 . . . . . #thegiftsofimperfection  #brenebrown  #friday  #mooddisorder  #depression  #anxiety  #mentalhealth  #sandiego  #birtheducation  #doulalife  #parenting  #prenatalcare  #postpartum  #newbaby  #babyshowergifts  #babyontheway  #pregnantinsandiego  #preparingforbirth  #babyclasses  #pregnant  #babyshower  #beautifulmomtobe  #firtstrimester  #3monthspregnant  #secondtrimester  #12weeks  #24weeks  #30weeks  #34weeks  #🤰🏽
I don’t think this has ever been more true. In our busy lives, making time for rest and play definitely has a stigma attached to it. Listen to your heart and your body. Rest when you need to rest. Play when you want to play. Thanks to @brenebrown for the inspiration. -⠀
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#selfcare #counselling #adelaide #southaustralia #australia #thegiftsofimperfection #personaldevelopment #ichoosesa #personalgrowth #women #courage #hope #encouragement #selfworth #selfesteem #mentoring #thedaringway #risingstrong #groupwork #inspiration #brenebrown #trust #worthiness #vulnerability
I don’t think this has ever been more true. In our busy lives, making time for rest and play definitely has a stigma attached to it. Listen to your heart and your body. Rest when you need to rest. Play when you want to play. Thanks to @brenebrown for the inspiration. -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ -⠀ #selfcare  #counselling  #adelaide  #southaustralia  #australia  #thegiftsofimperfection  #personaldevelopment  #ichoosesa  #personalgrowth  #women  #courage  #hope  #encouragement  #selfworth  #selfesteem  #mentoring  #thedaringway  #risingstrong  #groupwork  #inspiration  #brenebrown  #trust  #worthiness  #vulnerability 
Yay!!! Got them awesome books (one of them was a gift from a dear friend), perfect for the winter!  #book#reading#bestseller#thegiftsofimperfection#thestartupway#leanstartup#learning#cantwait#bookclub#ericries#brenebrown
"Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving ~ even when it's hard, even when we're wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense we're afraid to let ourselves feel it." ~ from 'The Gifts of Imperfection' by Brene Brown 🙏🏽✨📚 @brenebrown #fairydust #itsthelittlethings #itsthelittlethingsinlife #healing #growth #imperfection #thegiftsofimperfection #ilovebooks #ilovereading #perspective #personaldevelopment #selfcaresunday #selfcare #bookworm #motivation #nevertoolate
"Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving ~ even when it's hard, even when we're wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense we're afraid to let ourselves feel it." ~ from 'The Gifts of Imperfection' by Brene Brown 🙏🏽✨📚 @brenebrown #fairydust  #itsthelittlethings  #itsthelittlethingsinlife  #healing  #growth  #imperfection  #thegiftsofimperfection  #ilovebooks  #ilovereading  #perspective  #personaldevelopment  #selfcaresunday  #selfcare  #bookworm  #motivation  #nevertoolate 
As I'm facing a big move, update and reno, and all of the associated costs and organizing it's easy to start feeling overwhelmed and even doubtful that I'll be able to pull it all together. Taking some time on this drizzly Saturday morning to regroup 😊 #relax #breathe #thegiftsofimperfection #teatime☕ #saturdaymorning
As I'm facing a big move, update and reno, and all of the associated costs and organizing it's easy to start feeling overwhelmed and even doubtful that I'll be able to pull it all together. Taking some time on this drizzly Saturday morning to regroup 😊 #relax  #breathe  #thegiftsofimperfection  #teatime ☕ #saturdaymorning 
This book has changed my life. Perfectionism and people pleasing is soul sucking. Sometimes I have a week where I need a reminder of that
#brenebrown , #wholeheartedliving , #fridaynightreading, #wisdom, #thegiftsofimperfection, #keepingitreal
I could seriously read this book over and over again! It is so good for my heart. Thank you @brenebrown for gifting us with the findings of your research and your heartfelt insight to allow us, as you so eloquently put it, to transform trauma into wholehearted thriving. I will forever use The Gifts of Imperfection as a guide to help me connect with my own heart so I can be a better mom, wife, sister, daughter, teacher and friend. A part of my resilience is having resources I know work for me readily available. This book is one of them.

#brenebrown #book #reading #selfcare #giftsofimperfection #selflove #thegiftsofimperfection #healing #wellness #recovery #depression #anxiety #mentalhealth #trauma #ptsd #traumainformedcare #traumarecovery #edrecovery #muslimmentalhealth
#healthymuslimah #happiness #happy #joy #love #gratitude #courage #woman #women #courage #strength #strong
I could seriously read this book over and over again! It is so good for my heart. Thank you @brenebrown for gifting us with the findings of your research and your heartfelt insight to allow us, as you so eloquently put it, to transform trauma into wholehearted thriving. I will forever use The Gifts of Imperfection as a guide to help me connect with my own heart so I can be a better mom, wife, sister, daughter, teacher and friend. A part of my resilience is having resources I know work for me readily available. This book is one of them. #brenebrown  #book  #reading  #selfcare  #giftsofimperfection  #selflove  #thegiftsofimperfection  #healing  #wellness  #recovery  #depression  #anxiety  #mentalhealth  #trauma  #ptsd  #traumainformedcare  #traumarecovery  #edrecovery  #muslimmentalhealth  #healthymuslimah  #happiness  #happy  #joy  #love  #gratitude  #courage  #woman  #women  #courage  #strength  #strong 
Lent to me by a lovely friend and reminder from the universe (via video from a RF colleague 😍) that I need to start reading this! ❤️ #thegiftsofimperfection #brenebrown #embracewhoyouare
Brene' Brown says "staying real is one of the most courageous battles that we will ever fight", but "being true to ourselves is the best gift we can give the people we love". ❤️
Who are you really? Without the labels, hats, social masks....the person at the core of all the layers...what is your authentic self?
Photo cred 📸 @saraho_photo 
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#beyouloveyou 
#findyourlight
Brene' Brown says "staying real is one of the most courageous battles that we will ever fight", but "being true to ourselves is the best gift we can give the people we love". ❤️ Who are you really? Without the labels, hats, social masks....the person at the core of all the layers...what is your authentic self? Photo cred 📸 @saraho_photo #brenebrown  #brenebrownquotes  #thegiftsofimperfection  #guidepost1  #cultivatingauthenticity  #authentic  #whoareyou  #liveyourauthenticlife  #beyouloveyou  #findyourlight 
Day 183: Play. The best part of memoir night is the laughing. So much laughing. I loved it and I’m so so grateful to everyone who came and read and brought food that I’m still eating. Today the writing prompt is on play. Letting go. Being goofy. Trying new things. Jumping from rock to rock. Having a bum war on the tramp. Taking a break. Dancing in the kitchen. Sitting around with friends new and old and sharing hard and silly and unexpected things with each other. And writing whatever comes and surprising yourself. Write about playing for 8 minutes. I hope if you couldn’t come this memoir night, you come to the next one. I’ve already figured out more seating options! One of my happiest nights in a long time. #8minutememoir #thankyousomuch #brenebrown #thegiftsofimperfection
Day 183: Play. The best part of memoir night is the laughing. So much laughing. I loved it and I’m so so grateful to everyone who came and read and brought food that I’m still eating. Today the writing prompt is on play. Letting go. Being goofy. Trying new things. Jumping from rock to rock. Having a bum war on the tramp. Taking a break. Dancing in the kitchen. Sitting around with friends new and old and sharing hard and silly and unexpected things with each other. And writing whatever comes and surprising yourself. Write about playing for 8 minutes. I hope if you couldn’t come this memoir night, you come to the next one. I’ve already figured out more seating options! One of my happiest nights in a long time. #8minutememoir  #thankyousomuch  #brenebrown  #thegiftsofimperfection 
"Anxiety is extremely contagious, but so is CALM ." Harriet Lerner. In the book #thegiftsofimperfection @brenebrown -Guidepost# 8 CULTIVATING CALM AND STILLNESS @brenebrown writes "The question becomes, Do we want to infect people with more anxiety, or heal ourselves and the people around us with calm? " What is your pattern response when it comes to responding to emotionally volatile situations ?  For most of life Anxiety was my default response which sometimes would turn into screaming and yelling (oh yes a few temper tantrums too) This was an old pattern and stems from my childhood . Calm was not modeled in our home... its a learned behavoir .. HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS ..what is learned  can be unlearned and replaced by new behaviors  YOU can break that pattern .. YOU CAN CULTIVATE CALM .. I would highly recommend reading all of @brenebrown books but if your new to her work I wpuld start with #thegiftsofimperfection . Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose to be and Embrace Who You Are. #calm#stillness#oldpatterns #cultivatecalm #anxiety#practice #spirtualgrowth #awareness#brenebrown #harrietlerner #curatorforthesoul
"Anxiety is extremely contagious, but so is CALM ." Harriet Lerner. In the book #thegiftsofimperfection  @brenebrown -Guidepost# 8 CULTIVATING CALM AND STILLNESS @brenebrown writes "The question becomes, Do we want to infect people with more anxiety, or heal ourselves and the people around us with calm? " What is your pattern response when it comes to responding to emotionally volatile situations ? For most of life Anxiety was my default response which sometimes would turn into screaming and yelling (oh yes a few temper tantrums too) This was an old pattern and stems from my childhood . Calm was not modeled in our home... its a learned behavoir .. HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS ..what is learned can be unlearned and replaced by new behaviors YOU can break that pattern .. YOU CAN CULTIVATE CALM .. I would highly recommend reading all of @brenebrown books but if your new to her work I wpuld start with #thegiftsofimperfection  . Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose to be and Embrace Who You Are. #calm #stillness #oldpatterns  #cultivatecalm  #anxiety #practice  #spirtualgrowth  #awareness #brenebrown  #harrietlerner  #curatorforthesoul 
When sweet sick boy naps.. #brenebrown #thegiftsofimperfection  #eucalyptus #mint
Do you know of Brené Brown? I tried something new and opted to not be glued to my phone but to find some way to pour into myself. As a result, I just spent two hours with her this morning as #thelittles slept.

I have seen her on #tedtalks and various interviews on YT, but this was the first time I opened up a book. Oh. my. word. This book is amazing and I've only just started it. I think she is going to be my new BFF. 😉

I've had this book for a few months and it's just sat there, collecting dust. I couldn't find the current book I'm reading, so I grabbed this one. I think I should have cracked it open as soon as I got it in the mail. 🤦 There's red marks and notes on almost every page I've read so far.

#thegiftsofimperfection #wholeheartedliving #selfimprovement #readersareleaders #fillingmycup
Do you know of Brené Brown? I tried something new and opted to not be glued to my phone but to find some way to pour into myself. As a result, I just spent two hours with her this morning as #thelittles  slept. I have seen her on #tedtalks  and various interviews on YT, but this was the first time I opened up a book. Oh. my. word. This book is amazing and I've only just started it. I think she is going to be my new BFF. 😉 I've had this book for a few months and it's just sat there, collecting dust. I couldn't find the current book I'm reading, so I grabbed this one. I think I should have cracked it open as soon as I got it in the mail. 🤦 There's red marks and notes on almost every page I've read so far. #thegiftsofimperfection  #wholeheartedliving  #selfimprovement  #readersareleaders  #fillingmycup 
Owning our story leads to acceptance within ourselves. Sharing our story is scary and vulnerable and freeing. 😊#thegiftsofimperfection #livingbrave #selflove #liveyourbestlife #lessonsbythesea
Bow bitches. 👸🏼 💋 #thesecret #thegiftsofimperfection #love #queen #truth
When you go into Chapters for one book and you come out with... a wealth of knowledge. I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power and that you truly can’t put a price tag on investing in yourself. Thank you @mcgrealdinning for suggesting #thegiftsofimperfection and for allowing me to collect even more books on my reading list 🤗📚 I cant wait to dive into these gems! #chapters #thebiggestprojectyoulleverworkonisyou #leadersarereaders #knowledgeispower #investinyourknowledge #investinyourself #rainydaysarereadingdays #totaltaurus #chaitealatte #thankyoustarbucks #thankyouchapters #thankyouleaders
When you go into Chapters for one book and you come out with... a wealth of knowledge. I’m a firm believer that knowledge is power and that you truly can’t put a price tag on investing in yourself. Thank you @mcgrealdinning for suggesting #thegiftsofimperfection  and for allowing me to collect even more books on my reading list 🤗📚 I cant wait to dive into these gems! #chapters  #thebiggestprojectyoulleverworkonisyou  #leadersarereaders  #knowledgeispower  #investinyourknowledge  #investinyourself  #rainydaysarereadingdays  #totaltaurus  #chaitealatte  #thankyoustarbucks  #thankyouchapters  #thankyouleaders 
Quote from an amazing book by Dr. Brené Brown...The Gifts of Imperfection. ❤#thegiftsofimperfection #faithhopelove
Authenticity is a daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. B. Brown 
Journal prompts for loving ourselves more by taking inventory of the light and dark as a daily practice to remove shame:
Despite......
I am .....
I appreciate myself for.....
I am proud of myself for.... Even though....
I care about....
As I think about......
I realize......
Authenticity is a daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. B. Brown Journal prompts for loving ourselves more by taking inventory of the light and dark as a daily practice to remove shame: Despite...... I am ..... I appreciate myself for..... I am proud of myself for.... Even though.... I care about.... As I think about...... I realize......
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. 🖤🌈 .
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#throwback #feels #quote #thegiftsofimperfection #brenebrown #inspiration #selflove #latenightreads #happyhumpday #girlswithtattoos #tattooedgirls #girlswithsleeves #tattooaddict #1800followers #followme #toronto #the6ix
Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. 🖤🌈 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #throwback  #feels  #quote  #thegiftsofimperfection  #brenebrown  #inspiration  #selflove  #latenightreads  #happyhumpday  #girlswithtattoos  #tattooedgirls  #girlswithsleeves  #tattooaddict  #1800followers  #followme  #toronto  #the6ix 
Day 283: Getting Deliberate. Time to get the head down. Planning intently. I'm taking the advice of #brenebrown  I'm having a lot of fun channelling my energy on what I WANT. MY GOALS. MY INSPIRATION. #digdeep #learn #teach #energy #living #live #life #teaching #tuesday #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife #business #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlifestyle #bschool #thegiftsofimperfection #boomerang #goals #personaldevelopment
Day 283: Getting Deliberate. Time to get the head down. Planning intently. I'm taking the advice of #brenebrown  I'm having a lot of fun channelling my energy on what I WANT. MY GOALS. MY INSPIRATION. #digdeep  #learn  #teach  #energy  #living  #live  #life  #teaching  #tuesday  #teacher  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #teacherlife  #business  #entrepreneur  #entrepreneurlifestyle  #bschool  #thegiftsofimperfection  #boomerang  #goals  #personaldevelopment