Let me tell you how important having a strong support system is. ...
I would be amiss if I claimed to have gotten to where I am, all by my own doing. It would be so very misleading if I wrote in a manner to portray myself as self made. So I want to give you a glimpse into who helps make me the best version of myself. ...
has helped me over come so many adversities in our time together it is unreal. She’s helped me dive into a realm of emotional, and mental health that I didn’t know was possible. She’s helped support and fuel all my ideas no matter how grandiose they may seem. Most importantly, she constantly challenges me to be better today than I was the day before, and does it all with loving grace and patience. “Grateful” isn’t enough justice to give to this woman. I’m blessed to have a girlfriend such as herself. ...
I write this to show that it’s ok to lean on others. If you would’ve asked me 4 years ago, I would’ve told you I could’ve done everything on my own, and I would’ve been wrong. Sure life can be done alone, but why would you want to take on that struggle by yourself? I’m not saying everyone needs a significant other to share life with. It can be a friend, a mentor, a family member, or anyone that earns the privilege to see you and your vulnerabilities. Your time and trust should be earned, and not just given away freely. I promise you though that when you find someone that is willing to support you in in your ventures, the feeling is unlike anything else. ...
Intimacy (not necessarily romantically) requires vulnerability. Vulnerability requires authenticity. Authenticity requires trust. Find someone you can trust and allow yourself to cultivate meaningful relationships. Tell me you thoughts! What struggles do you have? Who has been impactful in your life? Let me know!
#positivevibes #health #bestfriend #friendship #relationships #emotionalhealth #mentalhealth #fitness #personaltrainer #vulnerability #authenticity #gymmotivation #arlington #abilene #crossfit #texas
Steven Hayes on self-compassion and why trying to dispel all negative thoughts and replace with positive ones doesn’t effectively work.
Hear more: ep. 729💙
Away from the things that I hide from. They will find me.
Whole vid@ IGTV or https://youtu.be/ie74dGn9ez4
Art is an expression of our love for the universe.
Get involved with whatever makes your heart scream for more.
Sometime in the 1980s this bird loved me. I was asked a pretty deep and interesting question yesterday evening:
“Why does everyone love you?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Before you think it was a negative question, it certainly was not! Now, this question caught me off guard and had me thinking so hard, maybe it’s what triggered my migraine...just kidding. But really, this question was one I’d never thought of and was totally not prepared to answer, particularly not in any eloquent way. The honest truth is that everyone doesn’t love me, but that’s okay with me. There certainly was a time in my life when that wasn’t the case and I was constantly in fear of people not liking me. I was not living an authentic life in those times. I was living the life I thought people wanted me to or expected me to. Maybe me being okay with everyone not loving me is actually the reason people end up loving me? Perhaps it’s my honest-to-a-fault personality, my surprising awkwardness, my love of touch as a way of connection, or maybe I just have a way with self depreciation that sets people at ease. Who knows, but what I do know is that I hadn’t ever really thought about why people like me before I was asked this question. I’d always tend to think more about why people didn’t like me, I guess I hadn’t ever thought about the “why” they would. So, ask yourself “why do people love me” and please share your “whys” with me here, I’d love to hear from you on this! And a thanks to a super life coach ;) for leading me into my self-exploration around this question! ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#why #personality #80s #waybackwednesday #workinprogress #honesty #thisisme #me #vulnerability #selfie #acceptance #30something #oldpic #selfawareness #bnw #columbus #ohio #latina #woman #39 #befreebeyou #wednesday #olddays #late30s #real #hugs #authentic #lifecoach #shit #real
Don’t overcomplicate it.✨
Buenos días amikosss! Se detecto este riesgo de seguridad en mi dispositivo móvil por lo cual voy a desinstalar dicha app! Si alguien la tiene, solamente cuide su privacidad, ya que por aceptar sus descuentos ellos usan la información para beneficio de ellos!
#didi #privacy #vulnerability #risk #security
Make some food.
Plant some plants.
Sing a song.
Write your thoughts.
Go on a walk.
Write a poem.
Make some tea.
Clean out your closet.
Cut up some old clothes.
Make a fire!
Take some photos.
Call a friend.
Scrub your bathtub.
Wash your hair.
Sometimes sitting in stillness is hard. Sometimes we need a moving meditation to get energy flowing. Even when the last thing I want to do is sit in meditation, most of the time I still do. I’ve been doing it long enough now that I’ve made a habit of it.
There are also times where I can feel chaotic, disjointed energy in my body/mind. I have found that creation is the key to get this energy flowing and eventually let it the f*** go! Hehe.
Anxiety is simply excitement covered in a fear blanket.
Let that energy out by creating and open yourself up to all of the possibilities and opportunities right in front of you!
DAY 8 #10daywintermeditationchallenge
How ya doin babes?? ♥️♥️
Love this! Here’s a kid who stuttered and was made fun of but had a dream. And instead of letting something hold him back, he worked even harder to get past an obstacle. I’ve seen him in concert and he’s one of the most talented artist. AMAZING show. Dream big. Then go to work. 💕
You are not a bad mom if you work.
You are not a bad mom if you need a break.
You are not a bad mom if you feed your child pizza.
You are not a bad mom if you don't breastfeed.
You are not a bad mom if you are not perfect.
You are human.
You are allowed to not do everything.
You are allowed happiness.
You are allowed to say this is hard.
You are allowed to not have all the answers.
You are allowed to do what you think is best for your family.
You are not here to do and have everything.
You are here to be the best you can be with God.
And what that looks like for you will not be the same for anyone else.
FAKE NEWS or not, SocialMedia isn’t going anywhere!
This is the GOLDEN AGE of bathroom readership and every click is a flush that’s adds to the collective crap-storm, which has manifested as a stream of revenue known as the newsfeed.
Brands, corporations, even governments don’t care if sewage seeps into the digital landscape any more than they did with toxic-waste back in the day.
This is why the world needs BOTH real and DIGITAL environmentalists!
While I may have just invented a new profession, it doesn’t change the fact that we need people willing to rival the gorilla tactics of disharmony, distrust and dishonesty with our own unprovoked acts of kindness and creativity!
Only vulnerability, enthusiasm, and authenticity have the power heal and create.
These corporate clowns have given us an opportunity to learn more about who we are.
FEELINGS DON’T LIE and even the algorithm knows what you stand for.
Enough with the bandaid approach to life!
Not everyone is treated equally and THE WHOLE WORLD is in a very precarious place!
If you have an opportunity (like this post RIGHT NOW) to link-up with a community of like minded people who are genuinely trying to make a difference, while still getting paid and having fun… YOU DO IT!
Ask for “INFO” (msg+Comment++SHARE) and we’ll send you all the “DETAILS” about how you can get started with us.
You can learn how to turn your phone into a digital business and your SocialMedia into a personal brand that will not only have a positive impact on your bank… but the WORLD at large!
Don't be shy, let's chat!
#fakenews #bathroom #reading #goldenage #bullshit #donaldtrump #yourefired #vladimirputin #socialmedia #corporation #government #toxicpeople #creativity #vulnerability #enthusiasm #feelings #healing #digital #environmentalist #entrepreneurquotes #entrepreneur #bosslife
🎄Day 19: Apologize. We all make mistakes; we are human. Apologizing is as much for you as it is for the other person. When we are able to make mistakes but still be vulnerable enough to apologize and make changes, that is when we grow. Ignoring something happened and trying to move on from there is not growing. A true apology doesn’t come with blame and excuses but with genuine recognition of your fault in the matter and a effort to do better in the future.
If you are feeling you need an apology, you may want to accept that you may never get one and holding on to that is most likely only hurting you.
Have you had some hard apologies to make? Did you feel better after? #sorry #apologize #apology #vulnerability #selfcare #lifecoach #mentor #life #live #newbeginnings
Hi, I’m Amanda - the curator of the @fullplatefullcup
feed and email newsletter. Ever since I was a little girl I have been a spiritual seeker, a voracious reader/researcher, and an expressive writer. But I also spent many years disconnected from that little girl - via self-loathing, an eating disorder, drinking/drugging/partying, and workaholism. I existed in a disembodied space, making progress and achieving on the surface level, but aching inside - never quite satisfied and never at peace. The journey back to me has been intense and still continues. This year alone I’ve experienced tremendous growth and gained the perspective that only unexpected change and tragedy can inspire. I recently experienced a miscarriage and have cried more in the last month than I have in the last 20 years. But instead of feeling exhausted, drained, or depressed, I feel more at home in myself than ever; my heart strengthened and emboldened by my own journey and by the stories of the many, many teachers, writers, mystics and healers I follow. I do not intend for this page to be about ME but rather about this windy path that we are all on together. Full Plate Full cup is will always focus on healing coupled with a passionate curiosity for spirituality, psychology, religion, health and family dynamics. Thank you for joining me. Expect to see (a little) more of me and a lot more vulnerability. Sending love to @lisaoliveratherapy
who inspired this share 🙏🏽. #vulnerability #beseen #innerchild #healing #bravery #fullplatefullcup #selfie #portraitmode #selfportrait #thejourney #community #spirituality #holistichealth #inspiration #religion #intergenerationaltrauma #spiritualpath #honesty #shamefree #mindfulmama
Today's agenda: get cozy with endless cups of jasmine tea, working from the couch, and wear my ugly sweaters unironically all month (Because we need all the holiday vibes as we crush workflow today, right?) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tell me, what are you up to today?
A friend & I touched on the topic of how everything very light also has a shadow side. It is the truth of this reality. But with that said, there is always a way to address the shadow side. Understand it, see it, acknowledge it, & be light anyway
With showing art & becoming a professional, the light side of things is honoring ideas, bringing forth your narrative and process, & trail blazing with your own true powers. I am the powerful creator of my own reality. Every artist I know is a scientist, a healer, & a creator all at the same time
But the dark side of becoming front facing is the judgement. The competition. The rejection. & a lot of this dark side if not handled carefully, can cause trauma
Some personal examples of rejection for me have been rejected gallery proposals, communities that don’t accept me because I still work full time and am a Mom, so I can’t fulfill the front facing volunteering & amount of hours they expect me to contribute that they might be asking (not so nicely) me to do. I am more than my face. The magazines that have rejected me because I’m not “professional” enough. Or even the small businesses that I’ve reached out to that I’ve wanted to collaborate with but they expect way more self promotion of their own business vs. the mutual promotion of my art 🙄
& that’s just from the business side. Then there is the people looking at art. I’ve had men come up to me & say I need to focus more on being a Mom & quit painting rainbows when I could be coloring. I’ve had art collectors tell me that I am a sub-par “insert famous artist”. I’ve had people tell me I’m way more expensive than the art that is sold at Home goods. & I’ve had people tell me they don’t understand what my imagination is saying. I’ve even had people say “ew” to my art. Lol
& I can’t say that I haven’t had pity party days during these competitive, rejecting, heart opening moments. And I feel through these moments. I address the feelings fully. But then I take a moment and address the darkness. What are they really trying to say when they reject me? Then I reach out for support. & I continue to work. I’m shining for me. Light will always conquers darkness. ❤
✖️ Stop being a lazy, negative ass person, who’s coming up with every excuse in the world as to why you aren’t winning. You are the reason you aren’t winning. ✖️
Imma’ bout to hit y’all with some truth
It’s almost 2019, which means it’s time for real self reflection.
Let’s just get right to it, did you accomplish what you originally set out to achieve in 2018?
Did you finally leave that relationship that was sucking the life out of you? (If you answered no, call him and do it right now, what are you waiting for?)
Did you drop the 20lbs of unnecessary body fat that makes you stare at yourself in the mirror for the first 20 minutes of your day hating the reflection looking back at you? (If not, click the link in my bio and let’s build a plan to get you there)
Did you show up for yourself in the tough moments & push past the negative self doubt? (Write down every self imposed limitation and 3 reasons why it’s bullshit)
Did you learn how to put yourself first and ask for the things you need, without feeling like a total bitch? (Call that person back and say no to the shit you just said maybe too)
Did you say the hard shit & have the difficult conversations even when it felt like you were about to be paralyzed by fear? (Reach out to that person you’ve been avoiding and go for coffee, it’s time to own your voice)
If you are sitting there reading this thinking “fuuuuuuuck” know that it’s never too late to make a different choice.
From this day forth every time you are about to talk yourself out of taking steps forward I want you to ask yourself this,
✨ If not, why?
✨ If not now, when?
Because excuses sound best to the people who are making them up.
What excuses are you going to let go of in 2019? Tell me below & I will hold yo’ass accountable. 👇 📸: @blackstilettophotography
inspiration for you!!! #theblackmancan #youngking #orderedsteps #faith #hope #love #favor #vulnerability
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TAG & REPOST THIS WITH SOMEONE WHO NEEDS TO HEAR THIS 🙌🏾❤️ Woke up this morning depressed & just feeling worthless. Feeling like I’m not doing what I am called to do on this earth. Wanting GOD to heal certain things in my body. I just began to sing “Things Will Work In My Favor” 🙌🏾 I Just Have To Believe & Trust God. Because he’s the miracle worker, Chain Breaker, Healer , Deliver 🙌🏾🙌🏾 I know there’s a lot of People feeling the same way. Don’t give up. Whenever your feeling depressed and wanting God To Do Something In Your Life . just Say.... “Things Will Work In My Favor” YOU JUST GOTTA BELIEVE IT ❗️This Song Is Written & Produced By: @alpiano81_alphaeus
I saw this verse played out yesterday in such a real way. I had a situation happen in the afternoon that left me sad and frustrated. I had the courage to open up about my disappointment with a friend later in the day, and found out that she had had a similar situation. We ended up talking a long time and I saw so much good come out of that conversation, good that never would have come out last night if (1) I had not had the sadness earlier in the day and (2) had not been vulnerable about my struggles. Bless the Lord,O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Special shout out to @staying_inside_the_grey
who encourage me greatly with their realness and vulnerability!! @kuykendall_kenny @emilyley @lysaterkeurst #Godisgood #allthetime #vulnerability #bereal #beyou
“As you get older you start doing things in reverse. You start cutting people out from your life. Your Christmas list becomes practically nonexistent. You don’t need to be the first in line for everything. You take less pictures because some memories are best kept in your heart and not your hard drive. And instead of looking for love, you dig for it from within.” — bookmarks in my life
#wisdom #lifelessons #oceangirl #vulnerability #bejoy #write #love #authenticity
When you feel defined by the expectations of others - even when those expectations seemingly stem from your own creation - take heart that you are not alone. You are never alone, even when you occupy space by yourself.⠀
Remember YOU get to choose who resides with you in this life, who moves alongside you each and every day. You also have the responsibility to opt out of certain expectations, opinions and relationships. It’s the near and dear who get to speak into your life. 🧡
- A Recklessly Brave Life
Be among those souls.
Thankful for a bride and best friends who are that to and for me.
Chogyam Trungpa’s mantra was ‘no big deal’ - I have really been clocking recently how it is the meanings I attach to events, my interpretations, that hurt me, rarely the things themselves...the pain of the trigger makes me create a melodramatic version that matches the pain... “Oh that means they don’t respect me....this means they don’t care about me.....when they did that it proved that I’m not really important to them...” It’s these beliefs that hurt me.
While the accumulation of a lifetime of uncried tears, unscreamed rage and unheld injustices lives in our bodies the pain from disappointments and challenges explodes disproportionately and makes the mind conclude that this level of pain is because of this person or event. But we know better by now.
The body’s genius is using these moments to stir up and flush out all that constipated, emotional accumulation but only IF we are willing to be present to feeling it on the way out. While we are unwilling to feel our edge we will keep escaping, blaming, numbing, collapsing and never let the genius plumbing system do it’s work.
Can you truthfully put your hand up and say “I am a human who is willing to feel some of my uncomfortable feelings.”? The amount of energy saved and the easeful dissolving of life-long burdens simply by giving up the obsession with resistance and avoidance strategies turns life from black and white into colour.
#insanelygifted #feelitall #stressreduction #xmasspirit #innervoice #vulnerability #blessings #academyofthesacredfool #creativity #amaze #vulnerability #artist #wanderer #truth #success #authentic #brave #real #community #sacredfool #transformingshadows #deeplistening #selfcare #meditation #therealthing #onlineworkshop #tesla #elonmusk #warriors #sexy #realisthenewsexy
Let things go with grace. You can’t be rigid with your life or practice. For example my thing was drinking. I would renounce it over and over again. But, when I let it go with grace and didn’t use the words ‘never going to drink again’ it became a natural easy part of life that I rarely think about. Basically, one doesn’t need to be too much of anything, whether saint or devil or whatever. Don’t fight anything. Go with your flow and follow your path. We are having a human experience. Just Be! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #anthonydemello #dontjudge #vulnerability #benicetoyourself #flow
This is one very sad news! A whole Former Chief of Defence Staff Alex Badeh killed just like that, alongside his Driver. He must have been caught unawares and in his most vulnerable state. I have read so many comments of people asking who is safe again in the country, if someone of his status in the Military can be targeted and murdered easily. It is really a situation that beggars belief. However in a Country where the Former Attorney General was killed without his killers unraveled, let us hope this case would be different.
#assasination #military #shock #nigeria #vulnerability #target #mark #mystery
I have been holding other people’s demons for far too long. I have been working so hard at releasing my own shame, but it wasn’t until very recently that I realized I was carrying shame that wasn’t even mine. And lots of it. From plenty of people. This is going to make some of you squirm, but, you see, I don’t care about that anymore. One time, in the past, I had an #abortion
. It was absolutely the right thing for me, and BY NO MEANS is this a call to hear your opinion about my decision. Trust me, I’ve heard enough and I've never even asked a soul. I’d been shamed into keeping my experience secret, like I know so many of my sisters on this planet have been. Abortion shame is nothing new. “You’re just going to have to tell people you had a miscarriage.” “Well, it’s not the decision I would have made, but if it works for you...” “This is a private thing, you really shouldn’t tell anyone.” -
Today, I’m here to say that I don’t care if I make you uncomfortable. I don’t care that me telling you I’ve had an abortion may change the way you see me. Today, I’m finally telling my last secret. The last piece that’s kept me bound in suffering. Not because I feel badly about MY decision because I do not, but because I’ve been letting society shame on me for way too long. It stops now.
I won’t hold your shame anymore. Take it back. It’s yours. It was a shitty gift anyway.
#thisisyoga #shame #poweroflove #loveyourself #abortion #abortionrights #authenticity #writersofinstagram #vulnerability #healing #truth #releasing #releasingshame #empath #love