The war against my body ended when I stopped prioritizing the observer.
I wore a bikini to the pool with my kids yesterday, as I always do. And of course, as per usual, the comments starting rolling in.
No, not about how gross my saggy belly and stretch marks look. Not about how I probably should be wearing something else. But about how cute my top was and how strong and brave I am for wearing it.
Y’all. I love you, I really do. I appreciate all the kind words and comments. But I am sick to fucking death of spewing that we need to embrace our imperfections. The false fucking narrative that society has gotten in their heads that stretch marks, saggy skin, dimples, scars, bruises, fluff, cellulite, and wrinkles somehow means “less than”. Embracing that you are imperfect means you have accepted somebody else’s standard of what YOUR BODY should be. And I am here to tell you that nobody’s goddamn standard matters but your own.
Wear the bikini, stop obsessing about your stretch marks, I promise you nobody else notices you have a muffin top or that this year’s jeans are two sizes bigger than last year’s, and quit allowing your self worth to rest in the hands of what you ASSUME all the outside observations to be.
Happy FRIDAY, lovaaaa faces!! 💜✊🏽
Do you live under completely unrealistic expectations of yourself?
Do you live in guilt when things don't go perfectly?
Do you beat yourself up when you fall off the wagon?
We all do these things from time to time. It's human nature to do these things. But learning how to give ourselves grace is what will help us ultimately become at peace with ourselves.
What does it look like to give yourself grace?
Being kind and gentle to yourself.
Allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Give yourself space and time to sit. To breathe. To reflect.
It's about not only realizing but truly honouring the fact that life is a journey that is going to have its ups and downs and not every moment is going to be perfect.
Be at peace with yourself, with others and with your journey and show yourself some love and some grace along the way.
My happy place is home. How about you? Wherever it is, the weekend is here, so seek it out and ENJOY!⠀
Thanks to Kohl's for this piece of home decor.
Was at @asana
for a panel discussion on minority women and experiences at the workplace. There's an African-American, a Latina & a queer woman on the panel. Absolutely floored by the insights (oh America you are such a strange and complex being) but also so. many. questions. still!
Really looking forward to exploring and learning about (minority) women's experiences here and best practices to take back home.
LOVE the quote on the screen and check out the snippets I shared on IG stories! #atwpanel18 #tttroadtoamerica #thetudungtravels #csp2018
We all have those moments when it feels like we’re at a complete loss, utterly defeated by the waves of life that crash over us. But through it all, one constant remains — Him.
The Honor Summit is for those who want to have it all with God. A lifelong partner who will be with you, bless you, humble you, teach you, and love you.
Remember to buy your tickets on our site! Excited to see you all November 10!
Things you love:
✨Doing your thing
✨Working from home ✨Not waking up to an alarm clock
✨Being the boss
✨Money that shows up while you sleep
✨Doing something once and getting paid over and over again for it
✨Owning a business
✨Low or no overhead
✨Working with people they adore
You want the things you love, right? 😍
Things that offer all those things in spades:
💥Network Marketing. 💥
Network Marketing offers all that and more.
Tell me again why you don’t like Network Marketing?
Tap the link in my bio and get a resource to help you evaluate an opportunity, learn how I help new people get their success, and/or set up@a Meet DeVerne call.
Madeleine Albright once said, "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women". 😂 This is really powerful! No one knows our struggles as women, as wives, as daughters, as mothers, as employees, employers, entrepreneurs; our fears and our feelings of inadequacy, as intimately as other women. Unfortunately, we have been programmed to feel competitive with each other on a daily basis. Let's break that cycle. The time is now to share our strengths, to hold each other up and motivate each other, to CELEBRATE each other; struggles and all! When we do this and come together as a collective whole, our possibilities are limitless. In honor of Aretha Franklin, and her beautiful and soulful expression of the respect that women deserve, tell us about an empowered woman in your life. Tag her below and send her some love and respect. Happy Friday! Xo #empower #empoweredwomen #respect #womenempoweringwomen #respectwomen #celebratewomen #girlpower #sisterhood #purposegirl
HELP PEOPLE LIVE BETTER LIVES!
Let's connect everyone in the world to bring the world a better place ! ❤
🤝Do you have a mentor in life & business?
👩🎓Do you follow a personal development program?
🕺Do you have a coach?
💃 Do you have a mentorship program?
🤳Who is your 5 best friend you hang around?
👸 Do you develop a second source or multiple streams of income?
🙏 Do you contribute to any charitable cause?
Support everyone's efforts and businesses. Shop in local businesses runs in your community. 💃💖
Accept each other 👫, Respect each other & Love each other ✌, Uplift each other, Treat each other as your family member 👨👩👧👦 and human beings, No fight😭, No war💣, No hate, No ego🤴. We need peace and love. We have very limited time in this world🌐, let's make a difference in every humans life. Give some HOPE daily.
At least a SMILE 😊. Everyone came to earth for a purpose need to be fullfill ! 💖
Everyone is trying to prove I am bigger than you, I am richer and wealthier than you, I am more successful than you, our companies are the best in the world and lust goes on an on? 🙏
Who we are comparing to? 💖
Until we are on this earth give more rather than take! We all can make it happen 🌺💐 🕊
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#fashion #empoweredwomen #picoftheday #selfie #summer #friends #instadaily #entrepreneur #fun #inspire #fitness #model #modeling #smile #food #yoga #success #love #affirmations #kikichallenge #motivationalquotes #meditation #quotes
Avoiding hypo or hyperglycemia is a tricky act. Our endocrine system (including our pancreas) is highly dependent on a healthy glucose levels. -•-
Not skipping meals, eating at regular times throughout the day, avoiding processed sugars or too many sweets, eat healthy fats and clean proteins with each meal, eat plenty of vegetables, eat foods high in zinc and add cinnamon to your food! -•-
Our Balanced Blood Sugar herbal tea blend is a wonderful addition to your daily routine. Designed for our Luteal Phase when sugar cravings spike, this is a wonderfully ‘sweet’ go to treat. -•-
We invest in using the highest quality cinnamon also known as ‘true cinnamon’ -fair trade and organic and is from Sri Lanka.
Click the link in our bio to get you some!
Many thanks again to our friends at @byashleystewart
for donating over 50 boxes of clothing to our organization. Our clients are going to feel fierce, powerful, beautiful, and empowered thanks to this fabulous donation. 💥✨
There will always be a reason you can use to say no to taking care of yourself: tired, don’t have time, don’t know where to start (ps just start!), kids are sick, BUSY (aren’t we all?), etc. but the truth is: it’s never going to happen unless you *make* it happen.
Schedule self care, fitness, shopping for nutritious foods, whatever, into your day, week, month, life and it will happen! And then all of a sudden, you’ll look back at all your hard work months or years later, say ‘look at how far I’ve come’ and feel damn proud and empowered.
#TheBecomingClub #Empowered #EmpoweredGirls #EmpoweredWomen #WomenEmpoweringWomen #WomenSupportWomen #PowerfulWomen #PowerfulMoms #EmpoweredMoms #MomsWhoLift #MomOfKindergartners #KindergartenMom #PracticeSelfLove #PracticeSelf
-care #MakeItHappen #ScheduleYourDay #ManageYourMind #ManageYourTime #TimeManagementSkills #HIITWorkouts #LIIFTWorkout #LiftThenHIIT #HIITItAndQuitIt #WorkoutDone #MorningWorkouts #TimeToMyself
Sono da unieuro con la mia famiglia e mio padre ha fatto scattare l'allarme perché ha toccato un cavo di un computer esposto che ha fatto partire l'allarme. Poi siccome è testardo e non capiva se era stato lui l'ha fatto suonare tipo altre 2 volte e la commessa si è messa a spiegargli che era quel cavetto che non doveva toccare e sembrava come una maestra che spiega le cose a un bambino testardo ahahahah è stata una scena fantastica
#youngpeople #march #womensmarch #empowerment #empowered #empoweredwomen #feminist #femminismo #feminism
👑What I want for you is this:👑 Beauty
Love for others
I want to be a source of your power and love.
I want to be a support for your passion and purpose.
I want to be a witness to your expansion and joy.
I want to watch you unfold and blossom and radiate all that you are.
I want to feel you expand with purpose and love and all that you came here to be.
I want to swell with the love that is shared between us and sent out into the world.
It will not always be easy.
It will not always feel fair.
But because I have wanted this for you, born from Source's desire first,
It will always be right.
And once you know that... Well, then you are good as gold.💛 🌟Join the Embodied Goddess Collective - Link in Bio🌟
I have made it back home, but still not quite grasping the full impact of this last week with @magicjungletulum.
I’ve tried several times to fully process every single bit of magic that transpired. I attempt to compartmentalize what I experienced and what I felt. The words don’t do it justice. ⠀
I’m going to need time to share with you. Please be patient with me as I attempt to paint the full picture, post by post. ⠀
This story must be shared.
Life lately has been so full of inspiration, growth, and simply being and feeling that everything is ENOUGH.
I’m only 2 months away from coming up on my first year of being full time with Good Vibrations Complete Health and Wellness and this is the first time I’ve actually felt enough.
Up until a few months ago, every morning, apart of alignment practice I would write out my intentions. These intentions would consist of things like certain numbers to hit with clients and income. Most mornings this would stress me the F out and take me way out of alignment.
I was running my business out of fears, have to’s and shoulds.
It was once I truly began to focus on how I want to feel that those things shifted. I stopped writing out number intentions and instead began writing out FEELING intentions.
Every moment of every day is always enough. I have enough, I’m doing enough, this is enough. For the first time in my life I am here in the present moment, standing firm in my empowerment.
What’s happening from this?
I’m showing up so much more authentically in my membership program Move To Connect.
I’m in the process of creating a 4 week empowerment course where I will show you different ways to become truly intimate with your body and love yourself from the inside out.
I’m (co) hosting events, workshops and retreats. Creating teaching opportunities.
Showing up to serve in my most authentic way!
I am here to inspire, uplift and empower.
I am here to tell you to release all the outside voices and find your inner voice. Honor her. Follow her. She will guide you to all the right places.
So many amazing things coming and I’m excited to connect with more of you!
You know who ruins everything? Thieves and liars... .
I’ve just discovered that my hard earned progress photos were used *without my permission* to promote another company’s products, portraying me as one of their users. This makes me sick to my stomach... .
Friends, I pride myself in my journey - I have worked SO hard to get to where I am. I got here through sweat, tears, and hard work to make a change, without any appetite suppressants, meal replacement shakes, or other artificial ways to lose weight. Sharing my journey has inspired hundreds of people to get happy and healthy, and some have even chosen me as their coach to make a LIFESTYLE CHANGE that is sustainable. .
When things like this happen, I can see why so many people have distrust for health and wellness companies, and how it can be ruined so easily because some silly person puts their morality to they wayside. Fortunately, there ARE genuine humans out in the world (including the amazing friend who stood up for me and asked them to take down the post) and people who are trying to make a difference and help others in the right way. .
Friends, I hope that you don’t lose faith in the opportunity to make a change, and to give things a shot to see for yourself on whether or not it can help you. It is worth it, even if there are some crappy people in the world. . .
And to whoever stole my photo and thought you’d get away with it, I hope you see that selling a lie won’t progress your business or make your life more fulfilling. From the bottom of my heart, I truly hope that you find something that works for you and you can find success without lying or hurting others - you AND the world deserve better. .
// #bebetter #spreadpositivity #believeinyourself #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #empoweredwomen #lifteachotherup #unicorn #purple #bodypositivity #selfcare #selflove #loveyourself #almost30 #20something #20somethings #behonest #struggleisreal #choosehappiness #keepingi
Practice positive self talk and self compassion.
What scares you? What frightens you to the core? You know what I'm afraid of? I'm afraid of having lived and not done so fully. I'm afraid of having nothing to fight for. My convictions, my passions, and creativity. I'm afraid of fear so the fear of fear itself pushes me to put my words out there. It pushes me to take up space, to treat everyone I meet as though they were the best teacher I've ever had.
Can I tell you something? This season of my life has been transformative. I've been learning all things I never thought possible. I'm learning about the transformative power of making decisions, of creating boundaries, of caring only of how I see myself, and feel about myself. Two things are making my life right now. Growing and giving. Growing as woman and a human being, and giving the lessons my spirit has harvested in all seasons.
It's been a journey spiritually, because opening myself has resulted in Spirit bringing all these lessons and me pleading to catch a break. The human spirit needs to grow, and that has led me to this place of connection with Self and others. I'm questioning my limiting beliefs, it's pushing me to look at what's important more than myself. I'm trusting that life is happening for me.
Walking this beach like I'm worthy... because I am. And so are you. ✨
I've come to accept that wanting something bad enough isn't, well... enough. Consistent action is key. And so is self-worth.
But I've thought "who am I to...?" way too often over the years and it stopped me more times than I'd like to admit. (Example: My "coming soon" webpage.) 🙈
Switch the "who am I to...?" to "I am [first name] [last name] and I am worthy, that's why" and you'll see a shift start to happen.
Because your worthiness comes from our Creator.
This is inspired by #theauthenticwoman
campaign on worthiness that @theauthenticwomanseries
hosted this week.
I'm worthy to show up and share this... even though it's a day late... and even with the photobombing seagulls. (Did you see my last post with the seagull standoff btw?! 😂🐦🐦🐦)
#perfectlyimperfect #beachwalks #iamworthy #businessmotivation #worthy
IT’S FRIYAY FRIENDS & I’M READY FOR DA WEEKEND! 💓 I don’t know about y’all, but for some reason this week just whooped me out! Everyday I would come home, cook dinner, sit down on the couch with my hubs and would immediately pass out on him. 😬 He’s so sweet though, he just carries me to bed and tucks me in (so precious). Let me know what you are doing this weekend! ⤵️⤵️
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There's a rainbow
In the sky
And when you kiss me
I can fly
But, like a bird
I got away
Cause a wild heart
Is not meant to stay
Above the clouds,
I saw the moon
And this wild heart
Thought about you
Among the stars,
I flew back home
But when I landed
You were gone
Who knew birds
Could feel such pain
Now, the sun rises
And it's another day ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Alma Lua, a song that I wrote 💫