I need this right now.
SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF.
My beautiful friend @trishs_bejeweled
captured this image of me, gleefully, if not a little jokingly, tossing fallen leaves into the air. We were at Mt. Robson having a cabin-style Thanksgiving long weekend.
Obviously this is a pretty awesome picture. One shot, no do-overs required. But I couldn’t immediately celebrate this joyful capture, nor have I posted it since unless part of an album, because my inner critic immediately jumped towards the imperfect “negatives” I saw in the photo...
I’m layered up as it was chilly that weekend and so I look puffy and shapeless...
the angle is very unflattering to my face and body...
I’m making kind of a funny face...
But LISTEN... I told my #innercritic
to SHOVE IT.
This picture captures JOY, a release of silliness at a time and place where I felt truly happy, relaxed and at peace. We were goofing around, and look at what was captured!
I decided THIS was exactly the image that needed to represent the sentiment I wanted to share today, the message I need to hear right now, and the message I needed to hear in that moment. Show Up For Yourself.
Stop criticizing and start living.
You are beautiful at all times, inside and out.
You are an expression of joy.
You are more than your outfit.
You can and you will.
My IG friend @ashley.beaudin
inspired me so much during her #imperfectwoman
Campaign earlier this year. The #vulnerability
and willingness of all the women who showed up for themselves during that #hashtag
campaign was moving, #inspiring
and occasionally tear-inducing. Those women were #brave
and often flinchingly #honest
, and I was honoured to be among them in my own sharing.
Today I chose to look at this picture and embrace the joy it conveys, the little bit of #magic
that happened in that moment, and to see the beautiful woman in the picture, ME.
Show Up For Yourself.
Do it today, and every day, in life, in love, at home, at work, in your relationships, your choices, your thoughts, and your view of yourself.
#showupforyourself #beeslovelavender #joy #selfloverevolution #selflove #iamworthy #holistichealthpractitioner