when I first found out that I was sick AF, I sobbed. all those times I thought I really was a lazy a$$ b*tch, words I heard from a childhood tape of my mother's voice that played over and over in my head. the labs told me that I was very sick. but up until I saw those labs, I thought I was lazy. not sick. but lazy and unmotivated and can't get your $h*t together kind of person. it wasn't until I nearly stopped functioning altogether that I started to wonder, "Maybe something is wrong with me. I actually can't get up." . when I saw those labs, they told me the truth. I had been believing lies. all those years I called myself lazy, felt like a fraud, a productivity failure. wondering why I couldn't get stuff done. feeling deep shame for having no energy to do normal daily life things. and all along I was sick AF. the self compassion that came from the truth! this is not uncommon. I've seen many patients with severe chronic fatigue, who are also sick AF, and THEY THINK THEY ARE LAZY. No, no, honey. You aren't lazy. You are sick AF.
What GIFT are you giving YOURSELF for Valentine's Day this year? Can I interest you in daily habits that allow you to move from surviving to THRIVING? I am excited to invite you to join my February "Embrace Your Magic Challenge" which focuses on the concepts and practices of Self-Compassion. Join me and my fit tribe and work out your mind while we workout your body and reignite your soul too. Here's what you get: ❤️ 14 days of short, guided self-compassion assignments ❤️ A chance to win a lovely Valentine's Day prize ❤️ Workout program of your choice (the one I am doing is just 20 min a day) that you can stream from anywhere ❤️ Full year membership that includes over 700 workouts from top super trainers, a cooking show and online recipe book ❤️ Meal plans and recipes ❤️ Starter guide with step by step instructions ❤️ 30 day supply of my superfood supplement that (for me) curbs sugar cravings and integrates a healthy treat into my daily routine ❤️ Personal coaching on all of the above from me ❤️ Lifetime access to my Mindset & Muscles Fit Tribe where you'll get all the support and accountability you need. We're coming up on the month of love. Now is the time to fill your cup, lades. YOU as much as anyone deserve the love you're giving so freely to others. Drop a ❤️ below if this is something you need in your life right now. #selfcompassion#loveyourself#doittoday#thrive#embraceyourself#magical#liveyourbestlife#wellness#weightloss#healthyliving#healthymind#foodforthought#humbleandkind#valentines#monthoflove#chooseyou#hearts#bemine #
Dear Beautiful Being, I am so sorry. I’m sorry that our culture tells you that your body is wrong. That our culture demonizes any body that isn’t white, cisgender, heteronormative, able bodied, and thin. I am sorry it’s not safe to be in your own skin. Please know that everything that tells you that you are the problem is WRONG. The whole diet industry is based on faulty science and it’s not fair. We all share a common humanity and within that is an inherent sense of wholeness. You are complete and right sized just as you are. You don’t need to change anything about yourself. We do need to change our culture and continue raising hell until there is equity for all. Surround yourself with folx who get this message. You deserve to be held as you grieve this injustice. Know that you are loved. I’m fighting for you; for us. Love, Neathery
Just Notice...what are you experiencing? What feels soft or delicate in your body RIGHT NOW? We pay attention to a lot of things and our world is very busy. Do we notice how we feel? How our body feels? What do you notice? There might be uncomfortable sensations, and some mediocre or even pleasant ones too? #justnotice
If you’re going through something heavy, don’t resist. It will only make it persist. Just allow and accept. Show unconditional compassion to yourself always. And know, the light is always there, even on the days you can’t see it. This too shall pass.
YES and amen! #repost from @foodandfearless. While fitness watches can be helpful tools, they can also become external noise that distracts us from listening to our body. - “I need to get all of my steps in.” “That workout was a waste. My heart rate didn’t get high enough.” “I guess that didn’t count bc my watch didn’t register it/I forgot to hit start.” “UGH it’s yelling at me to move again.” “I can’t eat as much today bc I’ve burned less calories than usual.” - Challenge: Try taking the watch off & moving without it. *gasp* 😱 - Yes, it’ll feel weird/uncomfortable/naked. It’ll feel like it doesn’t “count.” - BUT it will also feel so dang liberating, help you feel more connected with your body...& maybe even find a little more joy in moving it! 10/10 recommend. #foodandfearless
What GIFT are you giving YOURSELF for Valentine's Day this year? Can I interest you in daily habits that allow you to move from surviving to THRIVING? I am excited to invite you to join my February "Embrace Your Magic Challenge" which focuses on the concepts and practices of Self-Compassion. Join me and my fit tribe and work out your mind while we workout your body and reignite your soul too. Here's what you get: Emoji 14 days of short, guided self-compassion assignments Emoji A chance to win a lovely Valentine's Day prize Emoji Workout program of your choice (the one I am doing is just 20 min a day) that you can stream from anywhere Emoji Full year membership that includes over 700 workouts from top super trainers, a cooking show and online recipe book Emoji Meal plans and recipes Emoji Starter guide with step by step instructions Emoji 30 day supply of my superfood supplement that (for me) curbs sugar cravings and integrates a healthy treat into my daily routine Emoji Personal coaching on all of the above from me Emoji Lifetime access to my Mindset & Muscles Fit Tribe where you'll get all the support and accountability you need. We're coming up on the month of love. Now is the time to fill your cup, lades. YOU as much as anyone deserve the love you're giving so freely to others. Drop a Emoji if this is something you need in your life right now. #selfcompassion#loveyourself#doittoday#thrive#embraceyourself#magical
This is my blood sugar 4 hours after eating lunch. It should be less than 140 mg/dL two hours after eating. In the last 6 months my A1c has gone from 6.5 to 7.7. Normal is 5.6. The doctor has maxed me out on metformin, 2000 mg/day. Yes, I shed a few tears over it. What will I do about it? The same thing I do every fucking day. Lesson. Self-compassion is a powerful force, especially on this journey. It means accepting we aren't perfect and skipping the self-judgment. Treat yourself with understanding, acceptance, and kindness, whether things go well or not. What a hard mindset to practice. PS: If you tell me to eat healthier or workout more, I will throat punch you.
Ben jij een jo-jo-er? Hoe komt het toch dat overgewicht zoveel voorkomt, terwijl tegelijkertijd de meeste mensen proberen te lijnen? Dat komt omdat diëten niet werken. Als je steeds dezelfde cyclus herhaalt van negatieve zelfkritiek bij afvallen of lijnen gaat het niet werken. Je raadt het al: jezelf met compassie benaderen na een moment van “falen” zal je zeker helpen. Als je leert op deze manier in het leven te staan heb je geen dieet meer nodig. Heb jij moeite met gewicht? Steeds weer aankomen en afvallen? Kom gerust eens langs. Met een aantal sessies zet ik je graag weer op de rit, waardoor een dieet voorgoed niet meer nodig is. Zelfcompassie helpt. #selflove#selfcompassion#mindfulness#nodiet#behappywithyourbody#behappywithyourself#loveyourself#love#passion#creation
I just couldn’t leave this place - the ruins of the Ixchel temple. Ixchel (pronounced Ishchel) was the Maya goddess of the moon, of love, of gestation, of medicine, and of the textile arts. She was the wife of the sun god Ak Kin. ⠀ This place was so powerful for me. I was just sitting there for the whole hour not willing to move, allowing these soft feminine yet strong energies flow through my entire body. Just pure surrender, allowing those energies to activate that power within me. ⠀ Ixchel was revered as the goddess of the moon, because of her feminine character. She represented the fertility linked to the earth, due to the fact that the cycles of the moon are those which determine the times of planting and harvest. ⠀ Do you know other sacred feminine places? Please share! 💛🕊✨ ⠀ _____________________________________________ ⠀ Я просто не могла уйти оттуда - руины храма Итчел была Майянской богиней луны, любви, плодородия, медицины и текстильных искусств. Она была женой бога солнца Ак Кина. ⠀ Это место было таким мощным для меня. Я просто сидела там целый час без движения, позволяя этим мягким женским, но в тоже время сильным энергиям течь по всему моему телу, позволяя им активировать эту силу внутри меня. ⠀ Икшель почитали как богиню луны из-за ее женского характера. Она представляла плодородие, связанное с землей, поскольку именно лунные циклы определяют время посадки и сбора урожая. ⠀ А вы знаете другие священные женские места?
The Truth about Perfectionism . I thought perfectionism was a gift. I thought it helped me see details others couldn’t or didn’t care about. I thought perfectionism helped me. . Bit by bit I realized that although it may help make me detail oriented it also destroyed me in ways. . There is no relationship like the one a perfectionist has with herself. It is perhaps one of the most pervasive kinds of abuse. You can’t escape yourself. The pressure to be perfect and measure up to your own expectations is ever present. It pounds on your mind until it destroys you if you let it. . Every day you start out perfect. You eat the right breakfast, you work hard on your goals, then life hits and you start berating yourself. You eat all the junk, fail in numerous ways, and berate yourself some more. . You chase yourself down a rabbit hole of self loathing and further abuse until there is nothing left to do but lament about why you can’t find joy, why you can’t get healthy, or why you can’t stick to your expectations. . The core problem has nothing to do with your drive, or your willpower. It has nothing to do with how capable or qualified you are. . The core problem is that you are a very MEAN person. You may not think that about yourself. You are kind and patient with other people’s inadequacies. But you are horribly mean, impatient, and lacking in compassion for yourself. . There are only two words for this: STOP IT! . You need your own compassion. You need your own patience. You need your own love. 💜🖤💜 . When that abusive perfectionistic voice stings your soul with its poison, squish it like a bug. Then replace that voice with the voice of your best friend. What would the people that love you say in this situation? Let that voice grow and take over until it dominates your thought patterns. . Because you are worthy of being treated with kindness. . . . #wellness#healthylifestyle#perfectionist#vibrantmotherhood#thehealthyhoneys#selfcare#selflove
💮 We are so excited! Have you heard? The wonderful Kate Fontana is now offering a once monthly Chant session. The first one is this Friday, Jan 25th, 6-7:15pm at our University Place studio. . 💮 Chanting—one of the technologies of the yoga tradition—is an invaluable tool for transformation and healing. It’s super accessible, can be done on the go, and kids LOVE it! Regardless of your religious/spiritual background, or singing experience/”ability”, you can learn how to use chanting to shift your emotional state, express and process difficult emotions, renew and recharge, and just have fun! . 💮 In this once monthly class, Kate will bring chants from the yoga tradition, other spiritual and secular traditions, and from her own invention. . 💮 No singing/chanting experience or skill necessary
This was my 2018 intention of things to quit. And if you ever tried to break a habit you will know it's nearly impossible to change your habits overnight. So having this understanding I kept it realistic and decided to be more mindful of my thoughts and actions. I've been doing my best to make better decisions for my own well being by listening less to others. Even though we might ask for advice or people will push thier opinions on you it's important to remember that they are not in your shoes and they have not walked a single day in your shoes. Thier advice is based on thier experiance and possibly what they might want and need. I knew if I needed direction and help it would need to be from a professional and that is why I decided to start seeing a life coach in 2018. Now in 2019 i'm much happier and glad I took this baby step. I had no idea how much energy I was putting towards negativity and situations that was bringing my spirit down. I still struggle on occasion with these 5 habits but I'm much quicker to react and steer myself out of these toxic thoughts and actions. Awareness is where it start's and getting the tools and right help can allow this change to start happening. It is possible to live a happy, less stressful and fulfilling life 😊 #lifequotes#selfcare#doyou#loveyourself#selflove#selfcare#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#youmatter#bekindtoyourself#selfcompassion#selfawareness#lifecoach#life#thestruggleisreal#gethelp#youareworthit
It happened every time my newborn fell asleep. My thoughts would start racing, my heart beating out of my chest. What if he stops breathing? What if I go outside to take the trash out and get hit by a car? What if global warming fries the earth and my son doesn’t live past 20? What if he contracts some terrible disease? What if .. what if … what if … The rest of the time, I was fine. But these thoughts would come to me then, when all the mommy-ing had slowed down and I was alone with myself. I had heard of the baby blues, and I’d had a good few days of crying early on. But this was different, and I seriously wondered if there was something wrong with me. As time went on, these thoughts faded in intensity, and I mostly forgot about them. But I was reminded of this experience recently when I came across a post from blogger Constance Hall about the scary, intrusive thoughts she has each time she has a baby (Hall just had her fifth baby!). “Something happens to me every single time I have a baby,” Hall writes, and then goes on to recount having visions of “horrible things” happening to her #baby. She imagines her baby getting run over, falling off a balcony. “It gets to the point where I can’t walk past a table without envisioning dropping the baby on the corner of the table and cracking its head open,” she writes. Hall makes it clear that she has never been careless with her #babies, or that she wishes harm on them in any way – only that she is always consumed with these terrifying thoughts postpartum. The first time it happened, she spoke to her doctor and learned that these sorts of thoughts are actually very common. It’s just that no one talks about them. And after Hall posted this raw, honest account on Facebook and Instagram, she was flooded with comments from mothers who experienced the same thing. For Hall, and many others, the thoughts are not incapacitating, but just kind of there, in the background of their lives. “It’s
MY COUNTERMEN // Did you know that my counterman started his own digital creative agency 7 years ago and is completely self-taught in building apps, websites, and customer enterprise software? His agency seeks out work in the areas of sustainability, education, and poverty and designs and builds apps and websites for non-profits so they are better able to serve populations that desperately need it. His agency also donates a portion of each receivable from for-profit entities to a deserving charities. I love this man and the way he teaches our son that masculinity can be strong and affectionate and protective and vulnerable and still have fight time every night before bed time. 😂💕 When I first started making the switch to safer products when I was pregnant with Oliver, Eli supported me because he’s always been so health-conscious, but he did think it was kind of weird when I started making my own body lotion because I couldn’t find a safer one (the safer personal care products industry has grown SO much in that time) that actually worked. Fast forward 6 years later, and he won’t use anything but the products we’ve vetted for our household. I now overhear him having conversations with his friends and business associates about endocrine disrupters and carcinogens, when the last major federal legislation was passed (more than 80 years ago) regulating this multi-billion dollar industry, and how many ingredients are banned in different countries of the world. I even hear him trying to convince people to do this with me because he’s seen how much it’s changed my life to be a part of this movement. Needless to say he was pretty stoked when Counterman, @beautycounter’s new men’s line, launched last week! So far his top three favorite products are the face wash, moisturizer, and body wash. I have samples if you or the man in your life are looking to make the switch to safer (and also have samples of all our other lines)— just DM me!
If you were to walk into a completely dark room, you would be unable to see. If you walked into a room with a blazing bright light, one that was aimed directly at your eyes, you would also be unable to see. However if you walked into a room that is lit, but not overly so, a room that has both light and dark, you would able to see clearly. ( I fear this metaphor may be ableist, I am so absolutely open to a suggestion of a more inclusive metaphor) **************************** In the wellness/self help culture, there is sometimes an overemphasizes on positivity. We just need shift our mindset (if it were only that easy for us all) to a positive one & then our lives would be better. The issue with this is that we sometimes use positivity or even spiritual belief to bypass uncomfortable experiences (spiritual bypass). If we do this to ourselves often enough, we will start to do it to those we love. When someone expresses that they are upset or worried we may say “just be happy” “don’t worry” (my biggest pet peeve) or “it’s all in your mindset”. These phrases can be unknowingly hurtful because they shut out our loved ones sadness, frustration, anger & grieve. By shutting these out, we too shut out their humaneness. *************************** As the amazing #brenébrown has pointed out in her work, life’s experiences are not a menu from which we can pick only what we want to feel. By shutting out other people’s “negative” emotions, we may inspire them to feel as if, they themselves are not worthy of being seen. We also may inspire them to feel as if something is wrong with them for how they are feeling. In other words, we shame them. This is why we need to be more compassion towards our own uncomfortable emotions. We need be more understanding of the deep purpose they serve. ***************************** I made a similar post about this before. About how we are complex & we are built to feel sadness, just as much as we are built to feel happy.
Nothing had a greater positive impact on my own mental health than inner child and self-compassion therapy (learning to dialogue with my inner child). Andrea Addington, COUNSELLING 💙#MONCTON www.andreaaddington.com #innerchild#innerchildwork#selfcompassiontherapy#selflove#selfcompassion#selfesteem
According to @neda “Positive Body Image is: 1) A clear, true perception of your shape--you see 👀 the various parts of your body as they really are. 2) You celebrate 🎉 and appreciate your natural body shape and you understand that a person’s physical appearance says very little about their character and value as a person. 3) You feel proud and accepting of your unique body and refuse🙅♀️ to spend an unreasonable amount of time worrying about food, weight, and calories. 4) You feel comfortable and confident 💃 in your body. . 💫@neda further says, “People with negative body image have a greater likelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem, and obsessions with weight loss. ☀️We all may have our days when we feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies, but the key to developing positive body image is to RECOGNIZE & RESPECT our natural shape and learn build resilience to those negative thoughts and feelings with positive, affirming, and accepting ones.” • Fight the pull to be something you are not. Radical self-acceptance is an act of rebellion and very liberating. It’s part of being in the resistance & fighting diet culture (which aims to profit from our shame and self-loathing). • 💫Tell me something you feel grateful your body can DO. 💫 • I’m grateful my lungs expand with ease. THANK YOU BODY I LOVE YOU & YOU’RE BLOODY BRILLIANT. • Want more? 🎉 DANCE PARTY TICKETS ON SALE! (link in bio). 👩🏼🏫 Access my online courses & dive into: Communication, Body Image, Intuitive eating, Emotional regulation, Perfectionism, Mindfulness, Faith crisis, ED recovery & Self-Care on TiffanyRoe.com (link in bio). 🎙Check out the Therapy Thoughts™️ Podcast anywhere you get your podcasts (link in bio). ♥️ My Therapy thoughts are for educational purposes only and are not a replacement for a therapeutic relationship or individualized
You know how things that are habitual can become so much a part of you that you kind of stop noticing them? There’s so many things that I always thought were just a part of who I am that I’ve realized over the last few years were actually very much not who I am. They were survival tactics that I learned at a young age and never looked at too closely until I started therapy. Just last week we were working with this deep sadness that I feel sometimes, and it was such a familiar feeling. I told my therapist that I’ve had this feeling since I was a kid, and she said “oh I didn’t know that!” Like this was something I’d never mentioned to her before (and she knows EVERYTHING about me). That made me realize this feeling of deep sadness became such a part of who I am that I hadn’t even questioned it, and hadn’t ever brought it up in therapy in 4 years. I know we’ve touched on it before, but in different contexts. I also realized this was a feeling I’d romanticized since I was about 11. I always thought it was the pain of longing for my “true love”, and all my life whenever I would feel this sadness, it became more bearable by believing it was just about romantic love. Now that I’m married to a man who fills my heart up more than I ever could have imagined possible, I am now recognizing that this sadness isn’t about romantic love or partnership. I have everything I could ever want in that regard now and yet the pain is still there. So... now I am facing this sadness to understand what it’s actually about. I know it has to do with my mother, and so the next step will be unburdoning the parts of me that are stuck in childhood, wounded and hurting. But what really struck me about this situation is how I had just accepted something as part of me, when clearly it isn’t just “who I am”. This sadness came from a wound in childhood, and I’ve blindly carried it with me ever since. I can’t wait to let this part know that it’s no longer
This is where I was at just over 5 years ago... I was in my 2nd year of high-school teaching and I was in serious struggle on all levels. I was mentally/emotionally drained from dealing with the 100+ students (plus their parents!) in my care for my subject. I was physically exhausted from the huge output of energy I was exerting on a daily basis and had been for the last 1.5 years, and I was what I now call spiritually bankrupt: complete disconnection from self, consumed by fear and self-loathing with ZERO fulfillment and joy in my life. I was existing as a walking, empty shell who numbed out on food/alcohol/sex every chance she could get. I was the girl who was having panic attacks in the back cupboard of her classroom at lunchtime because she was so overwhelmed and exhausted by the life she was living and she had NO IDEA why she was struggling so damn much. Was she just weak/hopeless/worthless? Was she just mentally ill and that was that? Was this the best that life could be for her? She felt completely trapped and suffocated by the life she was living. It didn't even feel like it was meant to be hers. She didn't yet know that she was in fact an empath/highly-sensitive person. She didn't yet know that there was a REASON why she wasn't coping with life in the way she thought she should be. She didn't yet know that there were others similar to her who would GET it and get HER and that there were a tonne of tools, strategies, and habits that she could implement in her life to make it better. When I think about her now, all I want to do is give her a massive hug and tell her this: YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. You ARE enough. You ARE worthy. Your sensitivity is your GIFT. Be fucking PROUD of who you are right now and CELEBRATE every little and big achievement along the path to living your dreams. What do you wanna say to the 5 year-ago you? . . . . . #selflovery#selfloveclub#selflovejourney#selfcompassion#becompassionate#compassionate#loveyourselffirst#youareenough
Not only does The Game of JOY lead you to an amazing life -- the life you've always dreamed of. The more of us that play, the faster we will change the very fabric of the universe with our amazing new creations - - the things we create from our JOYful spaces. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And not that speed is of the essence....I'M just saying....it can happen in our lifetime...this changing of the fabric.
My love letter to you today... Do you feel like there is SO MUCH pulling at you for attention? I get it. It’s really hard to juggle all the things, especially when you feel like they’re all on fire and need your attention right now (like that toddler who just needs a certain shape of macaroni and cheese RIGHT NOW). It’s really hard to find energy in all the noise. It’s hard to find peace in the middle of all the demands. Maybe you can’t even explain it. Maybe you just feel so lost and tired that you don’t know what it feels like to be any other way. You are seen. You are heard. You are not alone. You matter. While I don’t have ALL the answers, and I’m working through so much of it right there with you, and I want to share in this thing with you. Click the link in my bio and let’s be friends. I want to send you encouraging messages that help you take your life back, find your energy and rediscover your joy. Will you join me? ❤️ #youmatter#selfworth#selfacceptance#selfcompassion#bekindtoyourself#selflove#youareenough#positiveaffirmations#reallife#selflove#thatauthenticfeeling#posttheordinary#imperfectlyperfect#findingthegood#nojudgment#momtruth#momstuff
This about sums things up. I’ve walked off the bridge, it sucks, it was necessary, and life goes on. Because, there’s more extraordinary love out there that I’ve never seen. Still, since I’m a human with a heart, I’ll need a couple weeks, several baths, chips & salsa, a long chat with a friend, a solid hike, and a harbor walk or two for Nayyirah’s words to fully sink in.
This cycle is so common, and while it’s hard, it is possible to break free. As you practice compassion for yourself it becomes easier to trust your body, and even to love it! And as you begin to trust your body you can figure out what it really needs and wants— and what kinds of food, movement, and habits (like rest and play!) will make it feel great. Even if you’ve been in a slump lately and can’t see a way out, it is possible to start feeling good again! #reposting from @yourhappyhealthyrd because she is spot on and it’s so important that this message gets out 🙌 . . . “How do you get out of the cycle? . You do the hard and uncomfortable work. . Trust is the only answer to getting to a place of respect. And a place of respect is the only good answer.”
🖐🏻STOP. You need to do this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💓Stand in front of the mirror and say the following to yourself with truth, intensity and meaning.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Speak with the same belief you would have if you were speaking to your child, or to A child. In a way that you weren't spoken to when YOU were a child. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am perfect.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am strong.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am unique.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The world needs me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can achieve whatever I set my mind to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My body is perfect.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I believe in myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The only opinion that really matters is mine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am proud of who I am.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I deserve to be treated like a Queen/King.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am enough.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am perfect.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m loving the expansiveness of today’s Tarot Tuesday cards! What card did you choose and what message does it have for you? :: :: If this is your first time here, suggestions on how to approach the cards: 🔮🔮 Stones: 1. Labradorite 2. Green aventurine 3. Desert Rose Selenite 4. Fluorite 🔮🔮 Cards and stones: Contemplate what the image or word on the card means to you. If you need a deeper interpretation, read what others are saying in the comments, or just ask and I’ll help you out. I also suggest Googling the meaning of the stone for deeper insight. Ask yourself: is there a connection between the card and the stone? What does it mean in relation to the insight I was seeking? :: :: :: To have a deeper conversation about the meaning of the cards, join my free private Facebook (The IN Crowd) group by clicking on the link in my bio. Lots more insights going on there than here it seems.💥💜💥 :: :: #tarottuesday
When I describe that I do not promote the idea of “good” and “bad” foods, I’ll often receive a response similar to this: • “I get it. You can have everything… in moderation.” • Actually, no. That’s not what I mean. (Not to be sassy, only honest.) • You see, the problem with the phrase “in moderation” is that it still alludes to there being a point that is considered to be morally wrong. It elicits feelings of guilt and shame if you don’t eat something “in moderation”. • There are going to be times you eat more than usual and that is okay. Sure, if you eat too much of ANY food you may not feel physically well. But, that doesn’t make you a bad person and you do not need to feel ashamed because of it. • Letting go of the “good” and “bad” food dichotomy means that you give yourself unconditional permission to eat ALL foods - in any amount that you see fit. • Sometimes that might mean larger portions and sometimes that might mean smaller ones, but that’s the beauty of eating intuitively. You’re responding to what your body wants and needs, which is going to constantly change.
Tonight’s self-care ~ a hot bath with a bath bomb, wine, a book, and soft music, while diffusing stressaway essential oil. Then dinner (homemade bbq pizza) while watching an ep of The Good Wife, followed by puppy snuggles on the sofa before finishing my wine and retiring to bed. • For me, what my self-care (almost called it “stress care” — which is viable too!) looks like changes daily. And that’s okay. Sometimes it’s more of a down-to-earth thing like staying hydrated or eating 3 meals. Sometimes it’s more of a hippie-dippie thing like getting connected to nature. Sometimes it’s a creative thing like painting or sketching. Sometimes it’s eating a special meal or having a glass of my favorite beer. 🤷🏻♀️ Sometimes it’s as simple as going to bed early. And that’s okay. • “Life is hard. Take care of yourself. You’re the only you we’ve got.” 💗 • QOTD: what’s 3 ways that you are going to take care of yourself for the remainder of the week? • AOTD: aside from tonight’s self-care extravaganza... tomorrow is my 3rd dance class of the week, I’m going to Louisville this weekend, and I’m working hard on staying hydrated. • #wine#readinginthebath#hotbath#reading#bathbomb#workhardplayhard#selfcare#mentalhealth#treatyoself#therapistlife#takecareofyourself#youreworthit#ptsd#tuesdaynight#weekday#mentalhealthawareness#loveyourself#selfcompassion#essentialoils#stressawayessentialoil
OMG check it out…after a weekend of painting my heart out and listening to my intuition I had a shift in perspective which created a breakthrough for me… I’m freaking vibrating at a new frequency… For REAL tho! . My kid keeps telling me that no one is reading my long ass posts and that I should just blog this stuff so I’m listening to Lex… . More on the blog… link in bio… or is that lame? Let me know what you want.. what will bring you pleasure? Should I post it here? Post it there? Talk less? Haha! Good luck with that one!
NO IS A COMPLETE SENTENCE ▪ You are allowed to say it. You don't have to explain yourself, you can say just "no." ▪ I hear your guilt, your feelings of responsibility, your feelings of obligation, I hear them protesting this. I can't say no, it's mean. I can't say no, it'll hurt them. I can't so no because I have to say yes. I can't say no because I owe them. I can't say no because they'll be angry with me. ▪ Okay. But you can say no. ▪ Saying no can be kind, because boundaries are kind. (This is different from *nice*, more on this later. For now, I'll say that I'd rather be kind than nice). ▪ Boundaries provide clarity in relationship. When you say "no", and you mean it, you are preventing resentment and bitterness. You are communicating to yourself and the other person that your needs matter. You are also communicating that when you do say "yes", that you will truly mean it. You are building trust in yourself and in the relationship because both your "no"s and "yes"s are TRUE, rather than coming out of obligation or fear of upsetting the other person. ▪ So practice it. Say no when you mean no, so you can freely say yes when you mean yes.
Do you struggle with having Self Compassion? You’re not alone. Try today to celebrate a small success in your life. Even if it’s just parallel parking. Tell yourself what a great job you’re doing. Reflect on how far you have come. Remember self compassion is a daily habit. #selfcompassion#selfcare#selflove#selfquotes#selfreminder
Fear manifest in many forms of behaviour, including procrastination. Unconsciously we will make the best excuses to delay or temporary avoiding doing what our Soul crave and actually believe those reasons we made up in our mind. 🌸 Can you meet your fears with an understanding? Understanding the part of you who scared of failing or not being good enough, of disappointment, of not getting what you want, or even being great, and just want to feel safe and stays in a space of familiarity. Fear does not want to grow and learning, so after acknowledging this fear, meeting them compassionately, choose to just do it, just start because that’s the remedy for your Soul. Say this to yourself : “ I am learning and growing each moment” Confidence and aliveness earned by each fear you have passed -Happy Sweet Wednesday 💜💜💜 . . #love#unity#selflove#radicalselflove#compassion#selfcompassion#emotionalintelligence #confidence#dailyteachings#mohiniloveproject #consciousness#awake#awaken#awakening#soulpurpose#authenticity#authenticself#quotes#inspiringquotes
after a very emotionally challenging weekend, i was feeling really far away from myself and in a pretty negative headspace. there was a whole part of me resisting going out for a walk yesterday but my husband insisted. there’s a beautiful trail next to folsom lake nearby. halfway on our walk, it felt like my heart was beginning to soften. and my body was breathing more lightly with air. i noticed this yellow mushroom growing at the foot of an oak. a little friend. a nature walk always brings me back to me. kindness and courage restored.