Take me back to last summer. 🔥
Biiiiiiig challenge tonight!! A friend of mine who was passing through town asked if I wanted to go out to Ethiopian food for dinner tonight. What would have been an easy decision for most people was a very difficult one for me (thanks anorexia 😑). I ended up saying yes because I want to be able to be spontaneous in my life, I want to be able to enjoy food from all cultures with good friends, I want to not view eating out as the “enemy” to my meal plan. So because of all that, I said yes!
Of course, the food was delicious and I was (am) thoroughly stuffed afterward! It was so great to catch up with my friend, but it was also admittedly frustrating to have so many ED thoughts running through my head. But the more I challenge my fears, like going out to eat, the less loud those thoughts will get! Challenge, repeat 👊🏼
Right now, I’m dealing with a lot of feelings about my dinner. I feel so bloated. I feel fat. I feel unhealthy. I feel ashamed. I feel like a failure. I feel like I’ve even ‘too much’ and should just give up. And most strongly, I feel the need to compensate.
I could say that I feel amazing and happy and proud, but what is the point in not being honest with people - and more importantly, myself? Yes it’s true, my anxiety is raging and I don’t feel full of ~recovery glow~ and that! is! so! okay! Recovery is not always easy and will not always make you feel amazing, but if you stick with it (and sit out the anxiety and the shit feelings) it will you lead you to such a better life!
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You have to love yourself before you can love some else 🙏🙌❤️🥰 #selflove
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Every time you tell yourself you can’t, you’re bullying yourself. You’re acting like the schoolyard bully, but to yourself. You wouldn’t let your friends say that would you? Ok, then don’t say it to yourself. Every time you think I can’t, flip it into I can. And watch how much more happiness you find. You write your own stories. It’s time you start writing your dream one ❤️ #hellobeautifulparadox #dontbeanassholetoyourself
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Each one, who is playing the game 💕The way to the dream 💕, has their own transformation and changes in some patterns of life if needed.
That’s why, sometimes, it is hard for me to explain, why do you have to play the game and what you will get in the end 🤷🏼♀️ So the best way is to give example, as Roby did 🙏🏻 He played the game yesterday and I was very happy how powerful he was to change some of his patterns 💪🏼 And the most interesting thing, is that we have read his astrology chart just right before the game. And it was obvious to realize, that Roby has to improve his Rahu and Saturn in real life. And in the game he had same things coming out 😱, and that’s how the transformation happened☺️ Isn’t it magic ?! 🔮
Make decisions🧘🏼♂️Trust the life 🤸🏼♂️Be Alive❤️ ————————————————————————-
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The last couple of years have been tough. But I’m tougher. Lol 😂. But I taught myself how to look down on myself. Meaning i don’t know how to love myself for who I am. Not because of me but other people were saying it as well. And then I realized that god made me this way for a reason. My quirkinesses makes me who I am. Plus those people who look down on me won’t be in my life forever so why not be myself. #selflove
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After a little sweat sesh, I like going into the sauna for a few minutes to help relax. They help with recovery and stress reduction among a ton of other health benefits!
Who else likes to sauna?!🙋♀️
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This rare moment needs to be documented. He never lets me take selfies with him. ⠀⠀
Also, I love you. I’m so thankful I said yes 5 years ago. The rough, tough and not fun times have been worth all of the amazing moments in between. Thank you for making me laugh until it hurts. You’re my fave.
“And then one day I decided that hurry and stress were no longer going to be a part of my life. Stress is self-created; I decided to stop manufacturing it. We can choose an internal calm and joy even amid the chaos.”
This photo I am stress and carefree!! Not giving a care in the world! Living and enjoying the moment I’m in!! This is how I strive to live my life daily.
I swear most days stress is my middle name and I let it consume me, take over and ruin my entire day, week and sometimes month.
When I ran across this quote a couple months ago I saved it so I could remind myself to STOP take it easy, breathe and relax. I can’t control everything and that’s okay.
What’s a quote that has helps you overcome anything life throws your way?
Being vulnerable is hard.
Have you you ever opened up to someone about a frustration or hurt and then immediately regretted it once they start giving advice?
You should do this instead of that. You should say this, not that. You should leave. You should stay. You should stop feeling this way.
The list goes on... I know I’ve been guilty on both ends of this equation.
We want to give advice because we love and care for them but, sometimes, we don’t care to hear that advice because we are just in need of love.
It can be difficult to communicate our needs emotionally, but it’s so important that we try. .
If someone shares their hurts or frustrations with you, let them know you are there for them and ready to offer advice whenever they have space for it.
And before you decide spill those hurts and frustrations, ask your loved one if they have the mental space for it. If they are also dealing with a tough time, they may not be able to be there for you emotionally in the ways you need.
We are all fighting unseen battles. Let’s do our best to handle each other’s hearts with compassion + genuine care.🌷
🖤 at first it will hurt but then it will feel like freedom.
Do you take time everyday to enjoy where you live? Go for a walk! Get active! It’s hard not to do in beautiful California! Even 5 minutes during your lunch break can leave you feeling refreshed. Vitamin D is so important for your immune system!
Throwback to enjoying the Red Rock Canyon in Vegas with my beautiful friend @themovementden
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The synchronicities leading up to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse reinforced some thoughts I had at the start of the month. The big one being to focus on self-love for the month of February.
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I’ve collected affirmations to include on my planner pages. I’ve identified crystals to work with. But I’d love to hear from you all what things you do to cultivate self-love! Please share rituals, affirmations, meditations, crystals, oils, spells, quotes, etc.
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Since I finally settled on my words for 2019 as Tune-in and Be You it seems focusing on self-love, self-acceptance, and self-worth sets a firm foundation towards that intention.
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Reply to my IG story or in the comments below! Thank you so much for your support!
-Let's imagine for a moment you were released from this pain. What experience would you seek?
-Acceptance. Being told that I'm a good person. That everything will be okay.
-Out of all the people in your past, who has seen you as a good person?
-What did your aunt see in you that demonstrated to her you're a good person?
-She's sees my innocence. That sometimes I am a product of my trauma, that I am trying to make sense of, but I am always doing the best I can.
-I believe in the innocence within you that your aunt talks about. I was wondering how can you hang onto or remind yourself of this in everyday life?
-I can write it on my bathroom mirror. I call it my mirror mantra.
Let me be real with you for a minute. I'm beyond thankful and proud of my ability to lose 50 lbs. I feel so much better. I move better. My hustle is better. But what's annoying is the excess skin, the excess fat. Literally, my own body cheers me on when I'm working out. Everytime I wanted to get pissed off and annoyed because of it.. I tell the negative Nancy in my head to sit down and shut the heck up. Shes not welcome anymore, because even though the constant smacking and clapping is annoying... its proof that I've hustled. I've made progress and continue to make progress. So let me be vulnerable with you. This "baggage" is apart of my story. 💪✌ “Vulnerability is about showing up and being seen. It’s tough to do that when we’re terrified about what people might see or think.” — Brené Brown
Vulnerability involves healing your fractured parts by merging with the wholeness of your being.
Consider it akin to a jigsaw puzzle strewn across the floor. Some might say the puzzle is incomplete given the pieces are lying on the floor. However, by gathering them together you create the entire picture piece by piece.
That is the heart of your life story. You have disowned your fractured parts, instead of trying to piece them together.
You are a masterpiece; a Rembrandt replete with perfection. Yet, you focus on your brokenness in the same way as a cracked oil painting when exposed to the elements.
The painting is no less beautiful because of its flaws. It is upon examining it up close that you recognise the defects, while ignoring the complete picture.
“Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging,” affirms Brené Brown.
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🧚🏻♀️Доброе утро, наши феи! Цените себя, уважайте! Помните, что вы самые красивые, достойные любви и волшебства.
🤷🏻♀️Что делает мужчина, если ему нужна женщина, но он при этом не хочет прогрессировать и стать достойным ее? Он ее обесценивает, то есть опускает до своего уровня. Поэтому чем более безответственный мужчина, тем более обесценена женщина.
🙅🏻♀️Женщина деградирует, когда имеет дело с безответственными мужчинами.
🙋🏻♀️Задача женщины – не опускаться до уровня безответственных мужчин. Она не должна уступать мужчине. Если процесс ухаживания идет не по женскому сценарию, то есть мужчина не добивается женщину, это не ее мужчина. Зачем ей нужно уступать мужчине, который недостойно себя ведет, унижает ее достоинство? Она ценна сама по себе и не является полипом или раковой опухолью, которая живет за счет мужчин.
Woof. After a long day, a night of 3-4 hours of sleep, and a long long list of things to do, I’m glad I still got it in. Almost spent my night on the couch on Netflix. With a tube of mini Christmas M&Ms (where did those come from?????) Came so close.
And when you get to talkin bout the greatest, I just really hope that you'all think of me ||