A girl once called me a fat ass and told me no one would ever love me. .
I was 14... months away from unexpectedly losing my dad. .
I remember thinking to myself WHY would anyone stoop that low and say something like that to someone. And then I got allllll in my head and I believed her. I've always had bigger hips, and I've always wished I didn't. I remember being made fun when standing in front of the class because of my "back end". It really made me self conscious. And then I lost my dad and I ate my feelings. I couldn't find pants to fit my thighs, butt and waist. Everyone else was thinning out and growing into beautiful beings and I felt like I was doing the opposite. I was embarrassed. I was looking up ways to lose weight fast. Pills. Fad diets. Whatever. Growing up my dad always called me "Skinny mini". For Christmas the year I turned 16 my mom had bought me a car from "her and dad" and the license plates were "sknmini" I LOVED it and it was so sentimental... and then someone asked what it meant and they responded with "oh you think you're skinny" 🤦🏻♀️😩
So many reasons I hated my body. So many reasons I didn't love myself. So many reasons I wished I was someone else. It all lead me here. To a place in my life where I have FINALLY found peace with loving who I am, what I look like, and helping others find that too. Don't be someone's reason for not loving themselves, be the reason they do. Be the helping hand, the stepping stone, the right direction. You don't know HOW much it affects someone. Spread love not hate💗💕🙌🏼 .
From a sleepy and drained anxious Beth: It's okay to feel crappy and not your best.
Your sole purpose on the earth is not to be happy and the "perfect role model" all the time.
Even though some situations are tricky to get out of and may involve enduring, your feelings are valid.
And you don't need to act for anyone if you don't want to.
So try to let things out when you get the chance. It's okay to cry and feel vulnerable and alone.
But know that these feelings will pass. That there is always a light, and you are so loved. Be surrounded by it.
"Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back." As women, we should raise each other up, love each other, defend each other, and SUPPORT each other. Being kind just feels good! ❤❤ #enoughboutique#youareenough#iamenough
⭐️ d r e a m i n g + w a n d e r i n g ⭐️
Isn't this the most magical mystical place (Thailand)?
We have to connect with Mama Nature as often as possible to stay grounded and healthy and we have to dream beautiful dreams to stay happy.
I've been thinking about dreams a lot today and I realized that I have dreams and dreams. There are those dreams that I want to 'reach' to put on my list of experiences, beauty, happiness and fulfillment in my life. And then there are dreams that I like to dream for a little longer, maybe forever.
Aim for the stars to land on the moon. And the moon pretty cool, right? And the best place to aim for more stars!
🌟 sweet dreams, my beautiful souls, sweet sweet dreams ⭐️ xo
Ps. Quick reminder not to keep dreaming about #spiritjunkiemasterclass . Cart closes tomorrow at 6 pm EST. i you have anything you want to know or talk about, or if you are on the fence and need help, shout out and I'll get on skype with you! This course is sooo good! Don't wait and dream another year. Make your dreams reality!
📸 via @mindbodygreen #wanderlust#sjmc#expectmiracles#theuniversehasyourback
Enough. More than enough. You are overflowing with gifts, with love, with unmanifested potential. You are potentiality-in-motion. You are always already everything you hope, wish, and were born to become.
Spirit of the Universe, enter where you already abide and allow us to know the joy of being used in service to all humanity. #drmnola#YouAreEnough
#noshameinthemedgame truthfully I have been very very silent on social media the last few days because mentally I wasn't doing very good! My dr is the sweetest lady in the world and together we have been working on my mental health for the last 6 years!! The problem is though the medication can't help me if I don't take it. I have let my fear of others seeing me take "pills" stop me from being consistent WELL NO MORE!!!!! I will not stop myself from getting better out of other people's judgments! Mental health is real, and you can get help for it. Don't let your anxiety or fears stop you from getting better, because if you aren't okay how can you take care of others?? You gotta take care of you first .
Ok, let's talk about attitude. .
Attitude can be a great thing, or it can be your own downfall. In the home, in the workplace, in your relationships...it can positively or negatively affect EVERY corner or your life. It can make or break your day, your week, your month, your year, and your LIFE!! How it affects YOUR life is YOUR choice!!
Life is about connection, not competition. How we learn to calm our storm is so important for our self growth and creating love for ourselves and others. Attitude can calm or worsen your storm. Bringing negative energy into your home or workplace only brings you and everyone around you down. Positivity can be hard for me sometimes, but practice has made it come Almost naturally! .
Having a positive attitude also doesn't mean losing your edge or your strength or your sassiness. Having a negative attitude weakens you. It lets the bad energies win, and you will Never feel peace or happiness! Trust me, I would know! .
So what's your attitude going to be today?? Remember, it is your CHOICE..regardless of the whirlwind around you. Stand tall gods and goddesses, you are strong and you are enough to calm any storm!!
Anger has always been a tricky emotion for me. 😡
I've been waiting to write a new post for a few days because lately, I've been really angry. Moving from the sad to mad phase of a breakup can be easy for some, but harder for others who don't handle anger often. My entire life, I've never had a healthy model for anger. It's an uncomfortable emotion - I've been taught it's wrong to express. But with therapy, I'm learning it's actually really healthy to get mad. When you don't have a role model, you gotta be your own. Slowly but surely I'm finding my way through the rage and realizing it's helping me understand what I deserve. If you've been disrespected and it's triggering your anxiety or depression, sit through those emotions - even if they are confusing or uncomfortable. That's where we grow the most. Get pissed, it's good for you. 🤘🏻New blog post to come on this topic! ✨
The last 48 hour whirlwind tour of Scotland has been incredible 🌪 a country rich in history and culture... I was honestly speechless half the trip at the beauty of everything 🙌🏼 castles 🏰 whiskey 🥃 haggis (I had the veggie version so I kind of think that's cheating) 🙊a night out in Glasgow 💃🏼I'll be back for sure.. but for now it's back to London to prepare for the besties hen's 🥂#createapinchmelife
Take a moment right now to think of all the things you do as you get ready to leave, the shower you take and the products used in there, the lotions, and face wash, and toothpaste and hair cream, notice the time you take, the time you make to dedicate to your routine. How long does it take you to pick an outfit? Do you remember where you bought it, how long it took to buy it? All of the things you wear, how it makes you feel and how much of the time and effort it took to make the money to buy it all. So, if you were to calculate it from one to ten, one being the least amount and ten being the most, how much would you say you give to your outwards appearance?
Now, think of your last meditation, the last time you did something for someone, the last time you let someone else take the credit, your last healthy meal, your last deep conversation, your last journal entry, your last lesson, your last exercise, yoga session, moment of clarity, moment of compassion. How grateful are you? How much of your time did you dedicate? How much of your money? How much thought and effort was put into building and creating the beauty of your character? Is it done daily? It is a routine? Again, calculate it from one to ten. Are you balanced? Be real with yourself!
Our world today is filled with opportunities to be beautiful on the outside. There are endless products that give anyone the chance to LOOK beautiful. But very few chances for someone to be able to work on and shine their inner beauty. Be elegant in your ways, balance your outer beauty with kindness, love, compassion and understanding. Leave room in your day to shine that beauty on others and share it with the world. Take time for inner make overs 💋 Market your heart™ !
Late post but better late than never right? RIGHT😏😁 This is definitely a light breakfast. If some of you don't like to eat too heavy in the mornings(stuff like oatmeal or fatty proteins...or fat in general haha. Don't get me wrong, I love bacon just as much as the next carolina girl but I like to hoard my fats for later in the day😋 If ya'll don't know by now, I count macros(personal preference) Counting macros is WAY different from counting calories and it's not for everyone. I'm open about how I choose to fuel my body but that's not saying I would suggest the same lifestyle for Suzie over there. It's all about what YOUR body needs. Message me if you have any questions😊
Above is half a grapefruit(102g) topped with stevia
92g egg whites
15g unsalted almonds
Macros are in the above left hand corner. If interested the fiber for this meal is 4g and sugar 7g
Oh! Btw that's organic green tea in the mug(I can't have coffee)
HAPPY HUMP DAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE 😘💕❤
When you look at your reflection, what do you see?
We are so quick to see wrinkles, bags under our eyes, or skin imperfections, but how quick are you to see the beauty of your eye color, the unique unevenness of your eyebrows, or your smile when you allow it to be seen?
Yesterday I was talking with a client and I was mentioning how easy it is for us to define our weaknesses, pick a part what we don't like about our bodies, and are all too familiar with our struggles.
But how many of us are comfortable or even aware of our strengths, what we love about ourselves, and where our confidence lies?
Self love isn't about loving every aspect of yourself, it is accepting yourself for who you are and being OK with it. It isn't becoming complacent from reaching for our potential or improvement, it just means we don't need to reach a destination on our journey in order to find happiness or accept/love ourselves. It means being aware of our weaknesses and shortcomings, but not feeling less because of them.
Our strengths AND OUR SHORTCOMINGS make us who we are--and knowing that is awareness, being ok with that is acceptance, and being confident about who you are is POWER.
#youarebeautifulthewayyouare#youareenough Not everyone on the Autism spectrum are the same, but most are taking on that and another mental disorder. Some days I'm the first picture I haven't gone on and on about wishing I had more friends, I haven't felt worthless today I haven't felt like I am flawed because of a disorder I'm able to encourage more and no meltdowns. Some days I'm the second, I do go on and on about wanting more friends and to be liked, I do feel worthless, and in all honesty I feel flawed because of my disorder and probably had a meltdown already and can't encourage. Both days same thing, different responses to it. And I'm learning to say that's okay, we don't need to feel this shame to be honest that it's not always easy to love and accept ourselves. I use to not tell people but now I tell people in all honesty if they can't accept you than that's on them. I know it can't be cured and some days its so loud it reminds us. It doesn't come with a day though you wake up and you have whatever day it brings. That's what I've learned about this some days I wake up fine and some days that's not the case. The whole point is to not make yourself feel bad about it, I'm still learning to be honest with people how it feels it's difficult to talk with someone who can't relate but I know that it's the part inside of us that don't know what someone will say. Not everyone will understand your journey and you don't have to explain it. ASD are different people with the same diagnosis with a big thing in common they want acceptance and understanding. You are beautiful the way you are. The truth you will be too much for people not meant for you, you are not a mistake, you are not just a disorder. You are a compassionate, beautiful, unique, wonderful person. You just see things from a different angle you may not always have many people around you. It matters sometimes but it shouldn't you still matter. #metoo ❤️ the two words that say you don't walk alone through this. Different not less. 💙 💙 💙 #mentalhealth#aspergers#asd#aspergerssupport#disordernotdecision#youmatter#uniquelyyou#differentnotless#aspie
We are all uniquely designed, and God intended for us to be that way. Often we can get caught up in fantasizing over what we lack verses acknowledging all that we are! Greatness lies within you, it is magnified when you operate in your authentic essence. #somatichealings
Just finished this book and it was amazing! I think most mom's struggle with what they are lacking and wish they were the fun mom, or the crafty mom, or the fill in the blank mom. This book brings it all into perspective and focuses on spirituality and self care. I highly recommend it! There were soooo many great quotes in this book but here is an awesome one:
"Remember, you did-you do- have dreams, goals, gifts, abilities, talents, and ambitions. You did not arbitrarily think up those things; our all-knowing Heavenly Father gave them to you to be used for specific purposes. Whoever you are, find her today! The world is missing you and so are your children" #motherhood#momof4#christcenteredlife#youareenough#books#readallthebooks#avidreader
I love this 😊 I totally understand the struggle between those two dark, insistent voices, and I'm still learning how to walk away. It's too easy to feel like not enough and too much at the same time. I often have to remind myself that what is True is not dependent on my ever-variable feelings. "Don't shift your focus to lies... Marinate in the truth of who God is and who He says we are... We cannot afford to indulge in our inner diatribes any more. To become our true selves will require that we speak the truth in love, even to ourselves. You are the only you there ever has been or ever will be. God made you *you* on purpose. Now. For a reason." Stasi Eldredge. On that note, I think I'll go get something to eat...
Reposting the picture from @introvertdoodles
I'm not good enough, I'm not doing enough, I'm not thin enough, I'm not pretty enough, I am not enough... If only I did.... If only I was... If only I could... How many of these statements do you say to yourself? Our inner dialogue can often be very negative. Try speaking to yourself with love, it's hard. I can recommend some helpful reading around this if anyone is interested.
It's not something that changes overnight but with work it can and it's a journey, one of which I am still on.
Try initially, by talking to yourself as you would to someone you really love. Take it a step further and speak to yourself as a young child. Tell her she's enough. Tell her she's beautiful. Don't worry if it's too hard or emotional at first, just try and remember:
You are enough 💗 #loveyourself#youareenough#brenebrown#positivity#loveisallaround#soulsisters
Someone very close to me sent me this poem yesterday & it absolutely made my day so I thought I'd share it & hopefully make yours too.
It also made me realize how meaningful & special a compliment can be when it is made intentionally & directly. It made me realize that most of the time, I don't tell the people I'm closest to how much they mean to me.
So, for the next 7 days I'm going to challenge myself to tell the last 5 people that I call & text on my phone how much they mean to me because it's important to spread good vibes on AND off social media.
Working from home today 🏡 Catching up with our beautiful team in the UK, Australia & New Zealand 🌎 Having the most incredible conversations with women in our tribe who are fired up & ready to change their health + financial situation like never before ✨ All whilst listening to the rain fall outside 🌧 as we put the final touches to our Greek adventure that beings next week! 👣 Location free business never looked so good 🙏🏼 #freethebestyou#travellife
"If today you were a little bit better than you were yesterday, then that's enough. And,if tomorrow you are a little bit better than you were today, then that's enough." - David A. Bednar #YouAreEnough
This morning I have so much joy☀️•
I'm reminded that my identity is solely in Christ. He is who sustains me, gets me up each morning, provides everything i need and more, loves me unconditionally•
My worth is not measured by appearance, weight, social status, success, music etc....but found in the eternal love and grace God's given us.•
Be encouraged! You are "fearfully and wonderfully made!" Ps 139:14☀️•