No greater feeling exists than the feeling of being were you belong, with the people who make us happy, in the homes that bring us comfort and a sense of peace, down by work that makes us feel needed and satisfied.
When we find our “true north”, we feel at home and blessings await us behind each and every door. .
I decided to do a Part 2 to my most recent blog post on Trust, Therapy, and the root of it all. This post will focus on the work we need to do support our wellness journey- be it on your own or through a therapist.
Be Well ✨
The older I get, the more I realize how important time to myself really is. I get caught up on feeling lonely when I should just enjoy myself. #selfcare
The saying is a dog is a man’s best friend. You want to know why? It based on loyalty, unconditional love and companionship. Surround yourself with those you really have your back no matter what you got going on.
became a thing for me, I never expected it to become a thing for anyone else. Shout out to those who have messaged me and commented that they have incorporated naked Monday into their own routines. .
There is something divine about experiencing your surroundings with nothing between your skin and the air.
When you feel the pull to explore your deeper self with complete transparency, it becomes the work of self-introspection and that is where this is always meant to go.
#selfcare #selflove #selfintrospection #nudityadvocate #takeitalloff
MY JOURNEY ON TRETINOIN 🚫 (long read) (don't swipe too much if you don't want to see my ugly face)
The only real bad acne I've ever had was on my chin. It stopped when I started the pill 3 years ago then came back last summer in full force on my chin only. Big, angry, red, cystic spots. I've tried about everything to diminish them, including differin. The doctor prescribed me a tretinoin + erythromycin gel for a duration of 12 weeks, to be used daily. I'm currently on my 4th week.
The gel contains 0.025% tret, 4% erythromycin and about 96% (!!!!) ethanol. So yes it's extremely drying. Erythromycin is a molecule very close to penicillin and keeps bacteria from growing, and allows any infection to go down quickly. Associated with tretinoin, it is helpful in treating acne. The product itself is a gel (pic 2) that spreads easily but dries down super fast and feels quite crumbly once you move the face (pic 3). On pictures 4 and 5, you can see the state of my skin a few months before starting this cream. I dealt with big, red, sometimes open acne for months and I'd never have more than 3 days rest between spots. Of course I couldn't hide them with makeup and I wouldn't have anyway, so I just stood there with huge pus-ey spots on my face. Not the greatest thing.
Picture 6 shows my chin, 1 week into the cream. So a good purging phase where everything was red and raised and ugly. It hurt and itched quite a lot. Picture 7 is 2 weeks in, and 8 is 3 weeks in: the inflammation went down but the dryness was insane. This lasted for about two weeks. The spots were gone but there was crazy peeling, as you can see on the last picture, especially with makeup. I still have another 8 weeks to go which brings me to the beginning of September. I see improvements every so often, I don't get angry cysts anymore but I do get a few smaller spots around the area.
Just FYI, I do my usual routine in the morning on my chin included, but in the evening I put on the gel right after cleansing on dry skin, then wait a bit and I don't apply any moisturiser, I just pat really slightly my chin with any leftover oil at the end of my routine. My serums don't touch my chin, hence the redness.
Some people DM’d me in regards to what the VMX rope trainer looks like and here it is. On a separate note, I started a lifting group with two of my co-workers and we hit middle back and late pretty hard today. Ended it with Ball Slams and of course, the VMX Rope Trainer. Gotta work on that form on the higher resistance settings!
Good morning and happy Monday☀️
It’s a new week, a fresh start & I’m ready to make it a good one!
Spending a little time this morning to meditate and set some goals for the week to come ✨
Welcome to Day 1 of the 7-Day Self-Care Challenge!
Today’s challenge is to unplug.
We’re constantly surrounded by technology. Take a much-needed break and allow yourself to detach for the evening.
As soon as you get home from work, turn off your phone, computer, and any other electronics you have.
Take this time to be in the moment, completely unconnected from the world of technology.
You can read a book, get outside, hang out with friends or family - whatever it is, commit to being present… and enjoy!
marinated ahi tuna steak, mango salsa and roasted purple potatoes. I've never had purple potatoes but I read about them recently and decided to try them. They are really good! Very similar to regular potatoes, but a little bit better. Super healthy for you though.
Good Morning, May these Affirmations help you to Accomplish your; day, goals x self care - Love you all
1.) I am courageous and I stand up for myself.
2.) My thoughts are filled with positivity and my life is plentiful with prosperity.
3.) Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
4.) Many people look up to me and recognize my worth; I am admired.
5.) I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends.
6.) I acknowledge my own self-worth; my confidence is soaring.
7.) Everything that is happening now is happening for my ultimate good.
8.) I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.
9.) Though these times are difficult, they are only a short phase of life.
10.) My future is an ideal projection of what I envision now.
11.) My efforts are being supported by the universe; my dreams manifest into reality before my eyes.
12.) (For those who are single) The perfect partner for me is coming into my life sooner than I expect.
13.) I radiate beauty, charm, and grace.
14.) I am conquering my illness; I am defeating it steadily each day.
15.) My obstacles are moving out of my way; my path is carved towards greatness.
16.) I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind.
17.) My fears of tomorrow are simply melting away.
18.) I am at peace with all that has happened, is happening, and will happen.
19.) My nature is Divine; I am a spiritual being.
20.) My life is just beginning.
#BelieveInYourself #Affirmations #Daily #DIY #HealingEnergyTools
w #SelfCare #Creative #Pray #Read #Meditate #Yoga #Run
in your #Goals #Dreams
x #Life #BeGreat #NeverSettle
for less than your #Greatness #LoveWhatYouDo #BeGreat
Mon assiette inspiration taboulet : Amarante, concombres, tomates multicolores, olives, feta, grenades, mesclun, menthe, graines de nigelle, chia, lin, courge.
L'amarante est une plante d'Amérique centrale qui produit des feuilles et des graines comestibles, adaptées à une consommation vegan et sans gluten. Elles contiennent une bonne dose de fibres, protéines et minéraux (magnésium, zinc, fer, calcium) et sont donc très intéressantes à consommer !
Tu connais l'amarante ? Tu aimes ?
#findingmyself #myowntherapy #selfcare #healinginprogress #healthybefore30 #healthy #healthyfood #healthybody #healthymind #healthybeauty #healthylifestyle #hormonalbalance #hormonalhealth #acneproblems #acneadulte #naturel #mybetterself #fittobe #fitness #fitnesslife #icandoit #focused #timeisnow #nomoreexcuses #nevertoolate
Going to the parlours every month or so for facials is very time consuming. Today I will discuss one of my favourite ways of doing facial at home. The only product you need for home facial is @thebodyshoppakistan
Himalayan Charcoal purifying Glow Mask.However, this is bit expensive but one Jar is enough for more than 3 months. If you divide 3 months by its price and also the amount spent on salon facials plus the time consumed in there, you’ll get it that its cheaper than! 💫Coming towards how to use it:
🎀 Use it only once a week
🎀A thin layer of the mask on face and neck is enough
🎀 Clean and then steam your face for 1 to 2 minutes maximum
🎀Apply the mask and leave it to get dry
🎀Once its completely dry, wet your face with water,slowly scrub your face in circular motion and wash the mask off
🎀Apply any moisturizing cream onwards 💫Why is it better than salon facials?
Well, the answer is pretty straight forward: * It rejuvenates the skin
* Cleanses the pores
* Helps clearing out acne
* Makes skin get rid of blackheads and white heads
* Gives a glow to the skin
* Removes dead skin * Deep cleanses the skin
* Improves complexion
👣The parlours have different types of facial like; glow facial, acne facial, herbal facial, deep cleansing, youth facial and much more.. 👣While this mask is an All in One mask, you get all the facials by using this. 👣This mask is for everyone of any age. This is equally good for all.. 👣I highly recommend this! 💫
#selfcare #skincare #skinproblems #beautifulyou #naturalmethods #naturalcure #acne #cysticacne #confident #spreadknowledge #glow #rejuvenatedskin #homefacial #deepcleansing #improvedskin #thebodyshop #flawlesskin #ultimateskincareguide
The first 90 minutes of the day are yours. Use this time to create the life you truly want to live.
I wake up at 4:30am everyday to work on myself. From 4:30-6:00am I am working on MY mind, body, and soul. Distraction FREE. .
Some people wake up this early, just to roll out of bed & rush to work. I know because that was me my entire life up until 1 year ago. If your not doing something for your own pleasure, self development and dreams when you first wake up, then your simply wasting the BEST part of your day.
Your life won’t change until you do. You have to make time to work on yourself. The reason people never get to live the life they want, is SIMPLY because they just don’t give themselves the TIME. They don’t make that time to create the BEST versions of themselves. .
You need to start making yourself a priority, otherwise you are going to leave this earth questioning why your life turned out the way it did. .
The first 90 minutes of the day belong to YOU. Whatever happens the rest of the day happens but atleast you took charge & made progress before anything else happens. This is how you build the life you want.
So if you want change, give yourself the gift of time. Become everything you want to be!
#homeworkout #momfit #momboss #momblogger #mommyblogger #fitmomma #fitnesstrainer #fitnesscoach #weightlossdiary #weightlossjourney #weightlosssupport #losingweightthehealthyway #losingweightfeelinggreat #down60lbs #fitmomsofig #fitmommas #fitmomma #changeisgood #selfcare #selflove #selfdevelopment
dear self, it’s okay to take time. it’s okay that you’re tried and want to rest. to just breathe and sit in quiet and listen to the rain. be gentler with yourself. you are doing the best that you can. and even in times that you are not, please forgive yourself anyway. self-love and self-care take patience and practice, but you are worth the time. you are worth it all. ❤️
omfg she’s so gorgeous. •
• not my edit •credit : @aesthsetic
Did you know that mayflies live only for 24h? (some subspecies for less)
If you were a mayfly.... how would you spend your life?
What brings you joy? ✨ (please share!)
Are you making time for it in the present time...or putting it off till to a tomorrow that keeps getting postponed...?
This is what anxiety feels like for me. There's light and color beyond it, I know there is, but the moment anxiety surrounds me I become blind to all else. But I'll be be first to admit this cathartic illustration isn't completely accurate because I'm not really alone. My husband is always right there to talk me through the darkness and remind me of the light. And through his patience and kindness I'm learning to tell myself the truth as well.
Let your creativity flow today ~ It's National Haiku Poetry Day! Share your own Haiku with us below #oakandreed #yogahaiku #haikuday
🐈 🐄 🐕 5-7-5 : : The haiku is a Japanese verse in three lines. Line one has 5 syllables, line 2 has 7 syllables and line three has 5 syllables. Haiku is a mood poem and it doesn't use any metaphors or similes.