Monday .... we got this. 👊
Emotions have certain wavelengths, which you can also feel and directly experience. We describe certain emotions (seeing red, feeling blue, green with envy), there’s no denying that colour and mood are inextricably linked.
Colours can make us feel happy or sad… they can make us feel hungry or relaxed. Are you satisfied? GREAT! If not, would you want to change your emotion? What colour could you introduce through either your wardrobe checkout @fashionlifeforward
she is fab at doing this, selecting a designated coloured gemstone for the day or meditating on your new chosen colour to help change your mood @lexicolaura
is brilliant at her stones.
For happiness and compassion chose pink, a colour I wear a lot and feel confident in. (Makeup credit @chrissietmakeup
I'm glad we're talking more and more about body image issues and that it's still very REAL in our society. ⠀
Still, the majority of the time we talk about body image issues and women. 👒⠀
So how about MEN? Do they not have any? 🙋♂️⠀
Couldn't further form the truth. ⠀
Men too have body image issues, eating disorders and mental health problems. Though they may talk about it less and avoid seeing out help, as the society sees it as being 'week'. I'm glad though the stigma is changing. 🙏⠀
Do you witness how telling a woman that she's put on weight is socially unacceptable, yet telling a man that he needs to put on some weight is completely OK? ⠀
How does it feel looking at magazines, being bombarded by photos of men with 'perfect 6 packs', wherever you turn? ⠀
Change starts with us, personally. ⠀
It's International Mens Day, let's give the men around us some TLC. 💕⠀
That Pregnancy Glow 😍 Our Gorgeous Customer @diormarzette
Wearing the "GIOVANNA" Dress. Congratulations Beaut! 💎
Taking the Reins of Your Self-Destructive Brain: Part 8 of My Journey
There's one more step to this series: changing those negative thoughts and reactions by using AFFIRMATIONS, talking about it with people you trust, knowing the things or situations that trigger your negative reactions and talking to people who have gone through something similar.
I've spoken about affirmations so often that I'm sure you don't need me to go into them - but if you're new to the term, I have a blog post on them! Just search for affirmations on my blog.
With time, patience, DAILY practice of affirmations and talking about what I was struggling with all put together, I saw positive changes that became more and more frequent. Although it occasionally still takes effort (usually when I'm more tired, stressed or hormonal!) the practice I've put in over time, shows. My book was partly written to celebrate the happiness I found through working everything written in this series - it's a book of 555 affirmations written for negative emotions, called You Are In Control Of Your Own Universe. Affirmations changed my life, and the ones in the book are the exact ones that I used in my own journey and am now sharing with you.
I hope that you have all found this series helpful, let me know your thoughts in the comments or in a DM! Let's get that positivity flowing. Sending love to all of you, Ally 🌙✨
Heal thy self. ♥️
In a world where most people are ruled by their ego, it's a rare thing to experience unconditional love from another person. A person who truly cares from the bottom of the heart and always wants the best for you. The person next to me in the picture has taught me so much about love, about myself, about mindset and about life itself. I see him as a living genius because of the way he approaches life.
He has one of the strongest mindsets I've ever seen. He has turned hardship and hell into life strength. He's always looking for the positive in every situation. He talks openly about his deepest emotions and feelings. He's not afraid to show his feelings and his heart is always open. He is in charge of his life, by constantly choosing to improve and at the same time being grateful for how far he has come. He loves and accepts himself for who he is. He loves and accepts others for who they are. He believes that life is supposed to be fun and that this planet is his playground. He is in total alignment with himself. .
He's my favorite person. I look up to him for so many reasons, but most of all for the way he makes me feel. He's the type of person I can never get tired of being with. I choose to spend every second I can with him - not because I'm dependent on him, but because I love him. Unconditionally. .
The one person you choose to spend your life with, should be the one that makes you feel like you're on top of the world. If you find yourself in a relationship where that makes you feel insecure, not unconditionally loved or not being prioritized - you should take a serious conversation with yourself about your self worth. Respect yourself enough to walk away from people who doesn't see your value. If you're single, don't look for the next best just because you haven't met your soul mate yet. He or she's out there, so don't settle for less than you deserve. Life's too short to spend time with the wrong person. Until he or she shows up, work on bettering yourself and your values in life. You will always end up with a partner that mirrors you. So, to attract the right one - become that person first.
Don't ever give up on love. It's worth the wait.
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Where is your piece of paradise that never fails to make you feel good? Today was my first swim of the season and that makes me happy 😄 and clearly no filter required when the day was this good 👌🏼☀️kicking off the week with a very rejuvenated soul
Crazy hair don’t care...
Jumping into the week with positive vibes after a fantastic weekend away with my family thanks to @darwinescapes
Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat although admittedly I’m not so energetic at this very moment with the school rush and next few days of work ahead 😜
Still even if you’re not feeling so positive just take each day at a time, worrying won’t change anything and even if you achieve one positive thing today that’s made today worthwhile!🙌🏼
Don’t take yourself too seriously and definitely don’t take Instagram too seriously...life’s too short!🥰
Happy Monday xxx
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Clients often say, when asked, what outcome they are looking for from our sessions, “ I want to be happy.” My response, “What’s stopping you?” No matter the words, the meaning usually translates to “I’m not being my true authentic self” The reasons vary, the Result is always the same, discontentment. To discover and respect your authentic self is to open to all possibility, to peace, to contentment. What’s stopping YOU? #authenticself #selfdiscovery #betruetoyourself #contentment #beyourself #peace
Happy Monday my dear sunflowers 🌻
Lately I have been very hard on myself. I’ve been remembering all the things I said I would do, and never did. I’ve been thinking about all the friendships that have ended sourly. All the opportunities I let pass me by. I’ve been dwelling on the past, and getting anxious about the future. I’ve been feeling guilty over how hard my amazing husband works, but instead of raising him up and growing beside him, I’ve been putting myself down and believing I am of lesser value. And I truly have not been living right here, in this universe in the very now, exactly where I am meant to be. I need to love myself a lot more. I always see articles on self-love and coping with stress. But the thing about self-love is that we’ve got to earn it. We need to take responsibility for our poor habits and work to overcome them. We need to be someone we can depend on, trust in and admire. Someone we can feel genuinely charmed to be in the presence of. We have to start setting the same standards for our self-love as we would for the love of another. Because one day the wave will wake up and realise that it is the ocean.
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Loneliness can lead to toxic behaviour. It can have you spending money on things to make you feel better, it can have you creating a negative relationship with food to fill the void, reaching for substances to mask the feeling and it can lead you down a road to anxiety and depression because you feel like there’s nothing you can do about it.
Winter can be a scary time for loneliness sufferers. Suddenly everyone wants to hibernate, there’s less social activities going on and you increasingly find yourself with more time alone. This is your reminder that it is possible to cure loneliness by fully appreciating yourself and not relying on others. It’s a journey, it takes time, it takes energy but it is possible.
Money, being busy, food, substances and shock tactic behaviour can only cover up the void temporarily. What will fill the void is self-love. Start this week by resting. Allow your body to relax, allow negative thoughts to come and go and smile to yourself often. Tiny little daily habits soon add up to a lot of joy.
Happy Monday lovelies, you’ve totally got this.
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At the start of this year, I proclaimed that 2018 was my year of self-love.
There would be no more self-hatred, no more negative self-talk, no more "you're not good enough, fit enough, lean enough, smart enough." It was a huge call and I had no idea exactly how my commitment to love myself would play out.
This got me thinking about women I knew and how they treated themselves and spoke about themselves.
For the most part, I started to notice that when a woman talked about her body, it was usually in a negative way. She picks every little thing about herself apart, “I wish my legs didn’t have these dimples,” “I wish my stomach was flatter,” “Ughhh I have these gross flabby bits here…”
This is not ok and doesn't sit well with me.
Never in history have we been exposed to so many images of beautiful people – our Instagram feeds, televisions, magazines (does anyone even buy these anymore?) and Facebook feeds are FULL of people with amazing bodies, stunning faces and seemingly “perfect” lives.
What does this do for one’s self esteem?
Well, speaking from experience, it can be extremely detrimental. I have personally struggled with the self-imposed pressure to look a certain way and act a certain way in the online space – I believed I needed to look the way a personal trainer “should look.”
I thought as a personal trainer, I should be lean all the time, have visible abs and basically be fit AF 24/7.
I had never trained in a gym in a crop top as I simply didn’t feel confident enough – I felt so much pressure to be “ripped” before I could expose a whole 10cms of my stomach to the world.
It wasn’t until I quit my job and left the fitness industry (temporarily), that I really gained confidence and started to fall in love with myself and my body.
The first time I trained in a crop top was at @unit27thailand
– it was so hard at the start because I still felt so insecure and still didn’t feel like I was lean enough to have my body on display. I didn’t have visible abs - I have naturally big boobs and carry more fat on my stomach and back.
Once I got over my own bullshit...read the full blog by clicking the link in my bio ❤️📚 #selflove #bodypositive
You don't make money by following what other people at doing, what you think would be the easiest thing to monetize.
You make money easily when you follow your passion and you have your own unique story to share with the world.
Tell me 👇👇 What's your passion? What lights you up?
WOW..... this body of mine!
I’ve put her through punishment, self loathe, hatred, comparison, starvation, lack of sleep, caffeine overloads, alcohol overloads, self harming, excessive exercising, wishing and praying she was someone else over and over!
AND HERE SHE STANDS!
Today I actually shed tears of pure gratitude for this home of mine.
I’m so fucking grateful for her. She just shows up every damn day no matter what!!! And it is only in these last few years where I healed my relationship with her and expressed pure joy for what she can do and how she shows up, that I’ve treated her accordingly!
I love my body. So so much. She’s a fucking rock star!!! I love every bump, dimple, roll and wrinkle. Every mark, scar and dot. Because no one else can be me and all of these are part of my home. My body!!! AND they are also not defining who I BE and how I show up!
To think of all the years wasted worrying, comparing, counting calories, never being good enough for myself or others!!! FUCK!! And this is what our 8wks of Self Mastery together will be all about.
This 8wks is going to be all the lessons and tools I have learned to master thy SELF into a life of FULFILLMENT + FREEDOM. But you don’t have to waste years trying things out and looking and searching for that thing or feeling to be able to experience true FREEDOM and FULFILLMENT.
We get to go straight to the good stuff that’s specific to you and your journey and really evoke that sense of completeness within you. THAT ALREADY EXISTS. Yet you are denying yourself of!
And then, your external world will begin to reflect that!
ARE YOU READY?
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What a stellar day celebrating the bride-to-be with these lovely ladies 💛 There is no better set of ladies for a bridal party. These ladies are so inspiring, strong, funny, amazing human beings and I am so thankful this wedding has brought us all together! Not only do we get to celebrate the world's best couple as they prepare to join in marriage, but we get to celebrate the friendship and love it has brought between us. So incredibly grateful. 😊💕
The # 1 thing that pisses me off about being single over the holidays is not what you think.
It isn’t that I don’t have a boyfriend, husband, or 2.5 kids to share the joy with.
It isn’t that everyone automatically assumes that I am looking for a boyfriend, husband, or someone to take to the holiday party.
What I’m tired of seeing is this:
Single women holding themselves back from fully celebrating...simply because they are single.
Too many women won’t go to the holiday party without a date.
Too many women miss out on the beauty of the holiday season shared with friends and family, and yes, even alone.
Too many women think there is something wrong with them, especially during this season, because the media makes us think we need a partner to feel complete.
Ladies, this isn’t a time of mourning.
It’s a time of celebration!
If you are single, I encourage you to look at this year differently and try a new approach.
Go to the holiday party if you think you might enjoy it...Don’t hold yourself back from simply not having any arm candy.
You are worthy of good tidings of comfort and joy (and mulled wine and Christmas cookies) just as much as anyone in a relationship.
Plan a night out with your girlfriends.
Cut down your very own Christmas tree.
Go on that date if you want to have a little fun...just don’t pressure yourself into finding someone for the holiday party.
Put on your favorite outfit, look yourself in the mirror, and take yourself out.
Because you are whole and complete and deserving of all the joy in the world, just as you are.
I know I’m deserving of it. What makes you any different?
Tag your single friends who need to hear this.❤️👇
#happyholidaystome #createyourownreality #liveyourbestlifenow #womensupportwomen #womeninspiringwomen #expatwoman
This is my earth mission. This is why my soul was birthed into the body I'm in. This is why I write, share, speak, listen, and create 💖
What is your mission? And are you fulfilling it? 💖😘
Where did fall go?⠀
Where did *I* go?!⠀
I’ve been busier than I could have possibly imagined. I worked 60 hours last week. It’s been hard to find enough time to sleep and eat, much less find the time and energy to work out.⠀
On Thursday, my grandpa passed away, and now I’m in Minnesota with family and preparing for services.⠀
It’s been a lot, to be honest.⠀
Social media is a struggle for me sometimes. If I don’t know what to say, I typically say nothing at all. Hence my silence.⠀
When people mention “self care,” a lot of times they think of bubble baths, scented candles, face masks, pedicures, etc. For me, I like to focus less on my social media presence so that I can be more present in my day to day life.⠀
This week is going to be incredibly busy as well, in both work and personal spheres of my life. I’m still here, I’m still working. Just probably going to be a little quieter than usual 💛
words to start a fresh week •
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yes, you and her and her and me. You are perfect, you are beautiful, you are everything. 💕Love your body, love every.single.thing and remind others to love theirs. I hate that we value ourselves by our weight, by our shape, by how we look. So let’s all stop comparing ourselves to others, and stop being so hard on ourselves . Love yourself today, and everyday and spread that love to every woman around you because
VS we don’t need your wings, we have our own 💫
Mad love to @thebirdspapaya
for being so honest, open, spreading her wings and encouraging us all to spread ours. Check out her hashtag and see her amazing message and movement💫 👊🏽
"It was born out of a desperate need to feel more connected to my life and myself. I wanted to know what it was like to live at peace with myself in my body and finally end the war I had been carrying on inside myself." -The Self Love Experiment by @shannonkaiserwrites
Spent the afternoon reconnecting with myself. I restarted reading this book and won't ever stop encouraging others to pick up their own copy. ❤️ Our Fall Build Your Forever BOD Challenge is reading this all together, sharing our insights as we find our peace of being who we are just as we are.
I think it's so important to take some moments to just be with myself which is not something that comes to me easily or naturally.
Too many times I'm consumed by comparison and thoughts of not being enough or too far behind. Behind what? Only my own expectations and pressure I create.
So I sat with myself, my Power Thought, and Headspace app and meditated. Reminding myself that I am enough as I am if I only allow myself to be. Removing my own expectations of how things should be. Take some time for you if you're feeling disconnected to yourself. It's not selfish it's necessary. 💙
#theselfloveexperiment #hippierunner #powerthoughts #selflovejourney #positiveaffirmations #misfitrepublic #headspace #meditation
In an ideal world, You do not need permission to be yourself BUT here we are... The pressure to be this "person you don't want to be or have to be always beckons n seems obligatory", the pressure to say what's expected of you and not what you want to say and do becomes a fight within one's self, I would say "giving yourself that permission to be U, having that audacity to BE fully immersed in exploring&discovering U and in that getting to be the BEST YOU CAN BE...? HAVING THAT AUDACITY TO LIVE, IS TO HAVE THE AUDACITY TO SPEAK YR TRUTH,TO LIVE, TO ACCEPT N LOVE YOURSELF FLAWS AND ALL IS THE BEST GIFT U CAN EVER GIVE YOURSELF....
# ON A #SELFLOVEJOURNEY
Day 7 of 30 of loving my fabulous self🙌🏾 was spent in nature walking & talking with people who fill my heart & soul with joy💚💚💚#selflovejourney