#Repost@thereconnection with @get_repost
What we have learned through the research works of Dr. Fritz Albert Popp in Germany and other scientists is that we are light. Your DNA emits measurable levels of light. When our health is diminishing physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, that light is measurably dimming.
As soon as our health is restoring, that light is coming back up, not just raising in intensity. It is also becoming more coherent and more harmonic.✨
Drop a ❤️ in the comments if you agree!
Ok ok, so much positivity! But then again— don’t we need more of it? Tonight’s workout came with the message I am worthy!! And yes I agree, we are all worthy of a lot of things! Love, being ourselves, being healthy, etc.. #barreblend#beachbody#cardioblend#iamworthy#worthy
i know the past few weeks have been very difficult for you. i know you have been so lonely, confused, depressed, and desperate. but i want you to know that despite everything that happened, you deserve all the happiness in this world. you deserve to be loved and to be treated right for all the right reasons. you are worthy of the purest, whole, and authentic love. i hope you know that. don't ever give up or lose hope for all things happen for a reason. never stop believing in love.
★𝚆𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚆𝚎𝚍𝚗𝚎𝚜𝚍𝚊𝚢★
We worked out together.
We rocked it.
We will do it again next Wednesday. ✰𝚆𝚑𝚢?
Because I’m worthy of feeling good. I’m worthy of being healthy. I’m worthy of taking care of myself. I’m worthy of being my best. (Chad’s worthy too 😉)
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know I want you to believe in your worth and believe you are worth taking care of yourself. And of course, join us next Wednesday!!
✋Raise your hand if you’ll grab a partner and workout next Wednesday! Tag me and use #weworkoutwednesday and I’ll send you a little surprise 🤗
2 41 hour ago
Wear that dress
Cut your hair
Dance like no one is watching
Make a fool of yourself
Never apologize for your magic
Don't dim your light for others
Speak your mind
Let your hair down
Eat dessert first
Stop waiting for the right time
F*uck people's opinions
Stop defending yourself
Throw your hair up in a messy bun and give life all you got!!
Eating healthy is hard, being unhealthy is hard! Choose your hard!
I tried so many times to get started eating healthier, but I honestly had 🙅 no idea what I was doing. I often felt like I was throwing 🎨 paint at the wall to see what would stick.
Trying to figure out what I needed to eat was stressful. 😬 How many servings of each food group did I need to be healthy? How often should I eat? How much?
Since I didn’t know what I was doing I started by counting calories. Looking back now there were a few problems with this method. First, all calories are not created equal, so eating less doesn't mean you're healthy, and second I was not allowing myself near enough calories in my day and I often found myself hungry. 🤦♀️
I also remember having that blah, bloated feeling all the time and now I know it was because I was chosing all these 🍪🍰🍦junk foods that literally had no nutritional value. They would sit on my stomach and leave me miserable.
Thank goodness I have gained so much knowledge over the past 6 years and truly understand what good nutrition looks like. 😍
Now I can pass some of this knowledge onto you, so you can:
💫 Ditch the yo-yo dieting once and for all and develop habits that become part of your daily routine
💫 Have more energy, so you feel like playing with your kids
💫 Gain confidence so you can rock any outfit you chose
You guys, trust your gut 👍
And if your gut is telling you to level-up so you can stop sitting back and saying I’ll start my diet again on Monday and actually develop a plan you can follow everyday, you need to go to the link in my bio & apply for my Be Better Blueprint 1:1 coaching system! 🙌🙌🙌
You’ve heard me talk about it, develop it, and seen it work for others!
Click the link in my bio or DM me with any questions and we can see if this is the right fit for you. ❤️
✔️She doesn’t chase
✔️Wonder when he’s going to call
✔️Stalk his social media
✔️She doesn’t prematurely reach out
✔️She doesn’t obsess or long
✔️She doesn’t allow treatment of her that is less than what she deserves.
✔️She is a queen.
I have a belief that I can experience epic love with multiple options because to believe there’s only one is limiting & placing need outside of self.
✔️all you need is within you now.
When all you need is with in you,
You determine your experience of life & love so by the mere fact of you becoming the best version of yourself & aligning with that you can then align with epic love & draw it in.
The person doesn’t matter necessarily because you are determining your experience of life by your alignment.
That means an epic lover can exist in different bodies when you align they are magnetized to you.
When you come into your true worth the twin flame spell gets broken & you no longer need your twin flame.
It’s then that you get to decide what you want from this connection. You decide it’s not up to the runner, which we have given all the power to because we think they are the ones not choosing us. No we effing decide for ourselves.
My alignment creates the epic love. YOU are the one Sovereign, you are the one worthy.
If you’re ready to take your power back, stand in your worth, learn how to manifest & align, Co create magic with the Universe then I’ve got something coming for you in the next 24 hours!
Send me a message if you’re ready to up level!!
6 1922 hours ago
We all know high waisted leggings are LIFEEEEE 🙌✨ (Lululemon Align are my favs! 🍋🙌) But you know what’s even better LOVING ourselves, feeling PROUD of ourselves, WORKING on ourselves!
You may be new around here or maybe you’ve been around awhile and have watched me physically transform over the last few years. But the biggest transformation is invisible to the eye.
It’s the mental transformation! LOVING myself underneath the high waisted leggings! INCLUDING my stretch marks, my loose skin, my faults and failure. THE FEMALE BODY IS FRIGGEN AMAZING! ✨ I would do it allllll over again for my little man! #worthit 🧡
It’s been LIFE giving to truly LOVE myself again! And what’s even better is seeing my girls in my bootcamp do the same thing! 💗
This journey isn’t about being perfect, it’s about loving yourself through the process!
I am accepting new clients to begin their journey along side me in March! Drop your favourite spring emoji or just direct message me to get more info! #postpartumfitnessjourney#fullheartmama
1 72 hours ago
To the mom who...
eats the burnt sandwich
uses the broken plate
drinks cold coffee
wears last decades fashions and buys the kids new clothes
passes up an opportunity because you’ll feel guilty
stays up late helping with last minute school projects
wakes up early to get everyone out the door
gets puked on
says no even when it’s really hard
goes to sleep worried that you’re getting it all wrong…
I want you to know that I see you.
This *ish is hard!
BUT I also want you to know that you can not give what you don’t have. Taking care of yourself will make you a better mom and human. What you do for yourself is a gift to your family.
Kids of happy moms are happier. Kids of moms who take care of themselves will know how to take care of themselves, too.
And isn’t that what we all want?
And if you need some help and a little support with a group of busy moms and women all trying to find balance and make ourselves a priority…just ask. :)
1 102 hours ago
We are all unique individuals, well at least we start that way… Unfortunately the words, actions and influence of others can shape how we show up, how we operate, how we look and how we act.
By now you may have watched the incredibly powerful piece ‘Be a lady, they said’ delivered by Cynthia Nixon for Girls Girls Girls Magazine. If you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to do so!
I can honestly say, during different stages of my life, I have heard these words, either directed at me or directed at others.
This piece screams ‘it’s time for change’, and time for us to embrace who we are, love all of our youness and encourage our children to grow up being uniquely them.
Repeat after me. .. I AM strong.
I AM abundant
I AM courageous.
I AM beautiful.
I AM willing.
I AM going to do hard things.
I AM WORTHY.
I AM rich.
I AM loved! .
Now say it, scream it until you believe it. Breathe these affirmations into your mind. YOU ARE, what you say you are. So make it worth it!❤
I’ve been reading through your comments from the past few days of our Tapping World Summit, and there's something I’ve noticed over and over again.
This new feeling of empowerment that people are now feeling once they've listened to a presentation. This confidence that emerges as “I can do this,” “I’m worthy of it,” or “I don’t deserve that anymore.”
I'm hearing from so many of you that your beliefs have held you back for so long. That your past has limited your future, even if you didn't realize it until now.
✨Here's to empowering ourselves in the present moment.✨
❤️ P.S. Check out @thetappingsolution's stories for one of my favorite comments I've read about feeling empowered.
Day 3️⃣ !!
If you're looking for more information about Day 3's Presentations from the #TappingWorldSummit2020 , available at 8pm EST tonight 2/26, here you go!
✨ "Rewriting the Rules: How to Release and Rewrite the Beliefs That Are Holding You Back" with EFT expert @tapwithbrad
✨"Finding Your Voice: How To Feel Safe Speaking Up and Being Yourself By Healing Your Throat Chakra" with the incredible @abiolatv
⏰ If you haven't yet registered or tuned in to our Tapping World Summit, it's not too late to join.
✅ Click the link in my bio to take part and move into that place of power in this present moment right now.
10 3013 hours ago
We are all powerful...we know this deep down. Yet we still tolerate, accept and settle for things, people and situations that do not make us feel good..why? .
Own your power, own your worth, own your dope ass soul and refuse anything less than amazing!
Love this, thanks @drchristinacruz : I see you feverishly trying to get your inbox down.
I see you getting flustered by never ending household chores.
I see you not taking care of yourself.
I see you sprinting through life.
But in all the hurrying, rushing, busyness, you are forgetting to enjoy life.
Forgetting the moments that make life living for.
I see you because I am you. So let today's post be a reminder to all of us to try and walk through life instead of racing through it.
If you really knew me, you would know...
that there's still the little girl from childhood
longing for love that was conditional
and who never was enough.
That she is there,
putting a dulling mask over my face,
so to hold me back in different situations for safety,
that she asks me to not shine my full light,
not take up space
because of her fear that it will never be enough.
But if you really knew me you would also know,
that I am passionate about life and how good it can be.
That we can all truly thrive,
no matter who we are, where we came from,
how much shit we've been through,
or trauma and unresolved emotions we've been holding.
No matter what someone has told or how they have treated us.
If you really knew me you'd know
how much shining my light could help others to shine theirs,
how taking up my space and showing up transparently, boldly and multilayered
can inspire and help others on their path
If you really knew me you'd know
that this little girl has grown up, healed her wounds,
and started to believe in herself,
knowing that the good, small, shy, quite and scared girl
won't change the world.
A world she wants so desperately to blossom and flourish
and thrive, too. .
Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement to shine our light @the.kat.oconnor
What is love? (Baby don't hurt me 🎶🎶) All singing aside, love is defined by the dictionary as affection or admiration for another person or an object. I grew up with this belief based on the fairy tales I read and the Disney movies I watched.
It wasn't until a year ago I learned about self love. The flight attendants say it best "Put your oxygen mask on first, before helping others". We all need to love ourselves first before we can fully love others.
Sometimes workouts are hard. This may sound cheesy, but when that happens you can throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat and keep pressing on! Reminding myself of that is one thing that helps keep me going when I just want to stop and melt into a puddle of sweat. .
And sometimes life is hard! Teaching is hard, being infertile is hard, raising kids is hard, so many things pop up to challenge us. In those cases I’d say sometimes we need to keep pressing on and sometimes we need to rest. It can be hard to tell when is the right time to do each, but it’s something I’m working on. When to keep chasing my dream, when to hit pause, and when to pivot.
So if you hit a rough spot, know that you’re not alone and I hope you can figure out the right next step. Remember, your steps don’t always have to be big, they just have to take you in the direction you want to go. #iteachfifth#fifthgradeteacher#iteachlove#mnteachers#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers#teacherlifestyle#teacherlife#teacher#instateacher#teachers#teacherssupportteachers#iteach#instagramteachers#teachergram
🚨Let’s talk about IMPOSTOR SYNDROME. Something pretty magnificent happened for me and my modeling career recently...more details on that to come! 😃 I am so excited about what’s in store, but I have to admit that I’ve been experiencing a bit (ok, a major amount) of impostor syndrome. “How could this have happened for me? I’m totally not good enough, I barely know what I’m doing, I’m definitely not as skilled as others, they chose ME?!” -Ashley’s brain. 🧠😑 Needless to say, it has not been fun. As I work through this, I just keep having to remind myself that I don’t need to be an expert right now, I don’t need to be perfect, I do in fact have skills, and I just need to show up and be myself. The only thing I can control in this new venture is my attitude and my effort. Thank you to those in my life who have reminded me that “Ash, this is a goal you’ve been working towards for years!” Maybe deep down I’ve always thought it would never happen for me. 🤷🏼♀️ Well, you know what I have to say to that? PLOT TWIST...IT’S HAPPENING BITCH! So if you’ve ever experienced this rotten impostor phenomenon, just remember, you are where you are today because the capability of greatness has always been inside of you, just as you are. New and exciting things are happening and it’s about time to embrace them! 💕
27 2024 hours ago
Do you ever ask yourself “Why am I this way?" What brought me to believing what I believing, acting the way I act, and thinking the way I think?
And am I even happy with who I am? .
These questions all get to our core beliefs about ourselves and how we view the world, and in turn, what we believe is or isn't possible for our lives.
After all, our beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. .
For today's Day 3 presentations of the #TappingWorldSummit2020 , going live at 8pm EST tonight, we're going to use Tapping to not only understand but also shift our core beliefs. .
And we'll also be working on how we can our core beliefs and emotions to feel safe speaking up and being ourselves. .
Here's what to expect: .
✨In the In the Mountain View Room:
We have Brad Yates, who is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). He will be presenting on: "Rewriting the Rules: How to Release and Rewrite the Beliefs That Are Holding You Back". .
✨In the Mountain room, we have the incredible Abiola Abrams. a a spiritual success mindset coach,
author, transformational speaker and retreat leader who is passionate about empowering conscious women leaders to breakthrough. She will be presenting on "Finding Your Voice: How To Feel Safe Speaking Up and Being Yourself By Healing Your Throat Chakra". Swipe left to see details of what each presentation will cover and as a bonus what's to expect in the Meditation Room!
To be honest, today sucked. .
Not completely. It started off great. Got to spend 30 minutes by self in target this morning, got my new bed, got to see my bestie, got to hang out with my hubby while working from home. #thankful
But man, it took a turn for the worse. I spent the last two hour of my workday bawling in my bed while trying to push through working 😭 .
It’s easy to compare your life to someone else’s and think yours sucks because you catch their highlight reel. But not here, nope, you won’t find that 🙅🏼♀️ I’m here to be open, real, raw, and honest. .
Picked up my son and started thinking to myself “who controls your happiness Ashley? YOU”
So I came home, made my unicorn 🦄 juice, and I’m pressing play! Because I NEED it! My body is CRAVING movement and a good sweat. .
And in the meantime, I wanna leave you with this...... YOU control your happiness. YOU decide your worth. YOU are in control of your life. YOU choose your mood. YOU are loved. YOU are capable. YOU are strong. YOU are worthy. YOU are enough.
And don’t ever let anything or anyone else in tour life make you believe any different my beautiful friends ✨ .
0 105 hours ago
More digital play... From the first portrait photo to the second. I actually really like this one.
Being positive and knowing your self worth is super important.... So it felt fitting to remind myself of that too!
We weren’t meant to live small or put ourselves in a little box. We WERE meant to take up space, share our voice and own what makes us unique.
I’ve always struggled with feeling like I’m enough. I used perfectionism to fill the void I felt. I forced myself to eat less and less, to run more and more. I was praised by others and it perpetuated the cycle. Because those praises made me feel accepted at a time I didn’t accept myself. But I couldn’t go on like that forever, my body wouldn’t allow it and that is when the binging started and the weight gain. I felt out of control and ashamed.
Everyone, even the people you look up to, experiences some degree of self-doubt, and that self-doubt gets compounded the longer you stop taking care of yourself.
Training your mind to believe in yourself is a daily practice that requires you to keep promises to yourself. These promises require discipline to keep. Self-discipline also correlates to discipline of the mind. Discipline of the thoughts you allow in.
So I ask you, what is your relationship to discipline?
Is it punishment? Or is it the gateway to freedom?
Is taking care of yourself a punishment? Or is it exactly the medicine you’ve been seeking?
Leave your thoughts down below! What happens when you start lacking discipline in your life and how do you feel when you have it?
Don’t forget that you’re invited to the Boundaries Masterclass! Link in bio!
39 2,4635 hours ago
Read more about Connected Conversations by visiting the link in my bio!
Fear can manifest in many different ways. From fears about food or ingredients to fearing things like flying, illness, or even the ocean – if you allow fear to take a seat in your life, it can set you up to develop fear-based coping mechanisms and keep you from enjoying the things you love.
Do you want to overcome fear so you can live your best life? The good news is you can, in just 3 simple steps. Check it out right now, on the blog (link in bio).
1 286 hours ago
Here's a little Wednesday reminder for all of us to face our fears. ✨ #happyhumpday
Today I am having a Go-Me kinda day, the kinda day that makes me so darn excited just to be alive in this day & age, this time of infinite possibilities!
So I am going to share 3️⃣ life-changing, reality-altering pieces of wisdom with you today, the kind people only share under threat of bodily harm haaa!
1️⃣: Get our of your comfort zone and do something new (like dancing in your underwear and making new friends, like I did.👆)
2️⃣: Stop with all the self-help books. They can only do so much and the answer does not lie within their pages. It's within you, mama.
3️⃣ (& probably the most crucial because it is not a START DOING but a STOP DOING advice): stop letting your inner MEAN GIRL run the show for you.
If you do nothing else and just follow the three scraps of wisdom above, you will be blown away how your life will change in mere weeks.
If you aren't entirely sure how to do these three things, reach out and I can help you.❤️
4 296 hours ago
In this week’s series, we’re contemplating the question, “How do we rise to challenges?” I’m 41. That would put me smack dab in the middle of mid-life. Mid-life brings with it a slew of potential challenges, including career stagnation, ailing parents, an empty nest, divorce, health conditions, you name it. This isn't considering unexpected or ongoing trauma, which all of us experience in our lives to varying degrees. What do we do in the face of such difficulties and changes?
Mid-life or not, positive psychology, pioneered by Dr. Martin Seligman, provides us with some direction.
The positive psychology movement posits that a meaningful life is about more than the relief of suffering (i.e. survival) – we also need to build the conditions that will enable us to attain optimal well-being. To thrive! This is referred to as flourishing!
What researchers have found is that there are 5 key character strengths that when engaged authentically can help us rise to challenges and maintain a level of alignment with our values.
The use of them can be buoys during times when we are floundering or really struggling.
When you experience a challenge, do you employ these strengths? The five strengths include: gratitude, hope, zest, curiosity, and love.
This month in The Mental Edge Academy we are getting into the nitty gritty of facing the challenges in our lives. What are the key psychological resources that we need? How can we build them? What are specific skills that we can practice to build these resources? We'll get into the how's and why's, what/how to think, and what you need to know about the effects these methods have on our bodies and brains!
I want you to ask yourself if you are deliberately using these 5 key strengths? We all have a few strengths which we don’t necessarily think about and use automatically. But just by making the use of them conscious and deliberate, we can increase well-being significantly.
When things feel hard, try calling upon one of the strengths. What happens?
3 96 hours ago
It took me believing that I am capable of anything magnificent and powerful
It’s so often that I hear people say they can’t be abundant because they don’t have a lot of money. But let me let you in on a secret..
Abundance can’t be created. So just because you don’t have money does not mean you can’t be abundant.
Everything is energy, including abundance. Abundance is a frequency that we can tap into at any time. We were born abundant, but contrast and conditioning has shaped us to believe otherwise. These limiting beliefs keep us small and make us feel less worthy.
If you don’t feel worthy you are actually blocking yourself from abundance.
Luckily, all it takes to step back into that abundance is just being truly grateful for everything in your life that brings you joy!
I get to do what I love for a living. I have an amazing partner, and a healthy relationship. I have a working vehicle, we have a cute apartment. I have two amazing dogs. I have sisterhood, family, a connection to source, a self care practice. I’m not rich but I have money in the bank. I’m pretty fucking abundant. AND it’s because I believe I am WORTHY of all these things.
If you are struggling with your mindset around abundance, take note and ask yourself ➡️
🤍 In what ways am I blocking my abundance?
🤍 In what ways can I call in abundance?
🤍 Repeat after me: ‘I AM DESERVING OF ABUNDANCE IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE. I AM ATTRACTING CONSISTENT ABUNDANCE BY KEEPING A GRATITUDE MINDSET’.
4 226 hours ago
Do you write down your goals?
Did you know that studies show you are 42% 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 if you write them down.
So why does it help? Because when you write it down, 2 things happen:
1. You have it stored somewhere outside of your brain to look at when you need a reminder.
2. Your goals have a better chance of being encoded. Which is when your brain decides what’s important enough to remember and what’s not.
Writing down your goals also gives you twice as much access to the 𝙜𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙚𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙘𝙩 which says that people remember things they have generated more than things they have only read. So when you write your goals down you are generating the goal in your head and then regenerating it when you write it down.
Time to get your goals down on paper so you can 𝘀𝗺𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗵*𝘁 out of them 💥
Ask yourself: Am I spending more time engaging with my fear, or with my hope?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When fear and anxiety creep in, you can indulge them. You can worry, complain, become avoidant, or mentally play out worse case scenarios. Your brain LOVES to do this because it feels like it can make a plan to keep you safe (aka stuck).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The alternative is to acknowledge how you're feeling, and then deliberately choose thoughts and actions that will take you out of fear and into hope. Listen to an inspiring podcast. Read a book that encourages you. Ask a friend for a pep talk. Blast James Brown. (Can any human resist dancing to his music? I think not.) Pray. Pet a dog. Whatever works for you, whatever connects you to your courage, hope, and commitment to a better life for yourself, do it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fear will let itself in. Hope may need an invitation. Who are you spending more time with?
It’s not fun to rummage through the ashes in the dumpster fires of the past. I get it. Is that extreme? Dramatic? Maybe. Sure felt that way at the time trying to break out of my depression.
I know that some of you are in the thick of it right now. Life keeps piling on more and more challenges. It is extremely difficult to find solutions while overwhelmed.
Here are some tips that may help you while doing this work: -It’s a journey not a destination.
-Focus on one thing at a time. Prioritize what’s most important and take small steps.
-Progress must be celebrated.
-Doing the work must be a commitment to your “WHY.” Reminding yourself of your reason for going on this journey should light a fire under your ass, so if your reason isn’t strong enough, make it stronger and more unbearable if you stayed the same.
-At the same time, be gentle to yourself when you slip up. You’re unlearning years of conditioning. Instead of shaming yourself for any relapsing behaviors/thoughts, give yourself a kind nudge in the right direction.
-Remind yourself of what you DO have, not what you don’t have. What can you be grateful for during this journey?
-Remind yourself how far you’ve come. Where were you a year ago?
-Say no more often. Create space for yourself to do the work and remain introspective.
And lastly, one of the most important bits is to acknowledge you’re not the same person you used to be. You’ve committed to this journey already! Give yourself props! Would your old self make that choice? You have a different level of awareness than your old self. Give yourself permission to believe that. Today, you were FORTUNATE ENOUGH to wake up. To be born anew and experience a rebirth, except this time, with experience and wisdom. You hold the pen as you write your story. How does the hero overcome these challenges and turn trauma into triumph? Pain into power? How does your story end?
Comment below which tip is most helpful for you and tag some friends on this journey as well!
Fear less, love more
Serious about this inner work?
Apply for the Gauntlet via link in bio.
99 1,59917 February, 2020
I saw a psychic right before I moved to NYC. She told me, “It’s going to be a very slow start, but eventually things will begin happening for you.” I guess I believe in psychics now. #babysteps
📸 by the lovely @mariacastellanosph
50 57620 February, 2020
And so it shall be ✨
42 5,93922 January, 2020
Self-love with a chronic illness... “sigh”. This can be really friggen difficult. Self love by itself is already really hard. With ingrained societal norms and unattainable beauty standards, celebrities that we revere and look up to who look perfect all the time and magazines that photoshop waists to be thinner, boobs to be bigger, butts to be rounder ... blemishes smoothed over and stretch marks and scars removed. We’re constantly marketed shit to make ourselves look better.
It’s no surprise that so many people suffer with low self esteem. Capitalism strives on this, it’s deliberate.
Now, as if this weren’t difficult enough... let’s also add in a body that deliberately attacks itself. That functions differently than most people’s. A body that causes you constant pain and gives you debilitating, embarrassing, chronic symptoms.
I’ve often heard people say focus on what your body can do rather than what it looks like. This isn’t of much help when you aren’t in remission with a chronic illness. When your body forces you to stay in bed all day and sometimes makes just walking difficult. It’s really hard to love a body that is constantly attacking itself.
But I sometimes find it helpful to think of my body like this: Our immune systems are trying their best.. they’re just a little confused. Our bodies are designed to protect us, they just need a little more help. Our bodies may have more scars and blemishes, they just need a little more love.
This may be easier said than done. I get it. I struggle with this myself all the time. But I think it’s nice to think of our body as separate from ourselves, like a little friend that’s struggling and needs your support. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your friend.
—————————————————————————— And no, I didn’t shave, because I didn’t want to and fuck sexist beauty standards. 👍🏼
Fall back and let people start figuring things out for themselves. It’s a double edged sword to be able to see beyond the human eyes and to be able to feel energies that only a few will understand. Some will catch your vibe and you’ll welcome them with love. Some will flow right past you but you’ll be too busy enjoying life to notice. Chances are they didn’t appreciate the free game you gave them anyway if they didn’t ask for it. #seer
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As part of my new survivor #selfcare routine, I spend 60 mins. each day finding epic inspiring #feminist creatives & projects that promote a strong sense of self.🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻And today I’m obsessing over a #womanpower illustration that compares girls to Gillettes from #feministartist badass @phaedrapeer 💗💗💗 Never in a million years, did I think I would be comparing myself to anything anything of men’s, let alone their favorite razors.🙄🙄🙄 But I have to admit...given the tough-as-nails mamacita my journey as a SurThriver is making me...I will say that Peer is making two super smart points: 1. That anyone would be lucky to have the awesomeness of girls in their life...and 2. Once they realize the queens that they are...girls are unfuck-with-able!!!👸👸🏻👸🏾 #editingoutthetaboo#domesticviolencesurvivor#selflove#iamworthy#resilience