TBT- “Nothing is more beautiful than a confident woman who doesn’t pretend to be something she is not” - unknown. Damn, that’s a good one.This picture is my throwback Thursday. I am not a model. I am not a tiny, perfect body, bikini wearing gal. I envy those girls who can eat anything and not gain a pound! I’m completely flawed and unapologetically me. I’m a constant work in progress and I fail more times than I’d like to admit, but I never stop trying. I always get back up. I have a heart of gold, a kind and genuine soul, and I’m learning how to rock “me” pretty darn good. Cheers to all the guys and gals that are learning to love themselves on days when they barely like themselves and who never give up. We all have insecurities and inside battles with ourselves, so let’s try to learn to be kinder all around. #tbt#throwbackthursday#operationloveyourself#unapologeticallyme#loveyoself#lovehard#buildeachotherup#bekind#kindnessissogangster#dopesouls#insecuritiessuck#completelyflawed#andthatsokay
✨✨💞 #bekind#Repost @kindness.karma with @get_repost
A quick reminder: 💛choose kindness.💛 Everyone is a human being and human nature has forced us to protect ourselves. Sometimes our egos want us to be RIGHT. We want to win! We strive to make our points, sometimes we argue... or even fight. Let’s make a choice now - let’s not choose our egos over kindness. Of course this is easier said than done but practicing sure won’t hurt. We are not perfect... we can only try our best to be kind in moments that may be difficult. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @mal_wingostarrjewelry
Always choose kindness.
Who agrees ??!?
Think about how your words & actions impact others on a daily basis.
Collage made by #me featuring photos from @mantraband & @birgittetheresa ✨ Tag if reposted.
Shoulders - Week 5 ✅✅✅✅✅ I’ve been trying to up my game, lift heavier each week, but my shoulders are just not as strong as the rest of my body. I used the heaviest “I could” tonight and still keep form. 🙌🏻 All you can give is ALL you’ve got!
I received such a sweet birthday gift in the mail today ✨ @fvalentineny holyyyyy guacafreakingmolie 😍 For those of you who may not know, Frances Valentine is Kate Spade’s brand and also her name; Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Spade. She was literally my favorite designer. It’s so important for women to support other women, be a good friend, be kind to one another and listen to each other 💓✨
For years I have gone through hell. I have been lied to, manipulated, controlled and abused. I found the courage to leave after almost 10 years and what I feared would happen has. I have painted my smile the best I can. Today I sat at a park to think about things and took a picture of myself at what feels like rock bottom, it’s not what you’d expect. Remember not everyone is fighting battles you can see. Sometimes a smile isn’t the truth. Be kind to those around you because you don’t know what hell is sitting on their shoulders! I’m working on myself one day at a time and I know God has a plan. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement from those who have sent them! #prayers#smile#workingonmyself#happy#bekind#helpothers
Never judge anyone because they are less fortunate than you, be humble, be grateful for what you have.
The following is a poem from a homeless person living on the streets in Melbourne. "You wake up in a Bed
I wake up on the Street
You have a Family
I had a Family
You have Dreams
I had Dreams
You walk down the Street
I walk the Street
You feel Happy
I feel Manic
You feel Sad
I feel Depressed
You talk to Someone
I talk to Myself
You hear a familiar Voice
I hear Voices
You have a social Drink
I get Drunk
You said No to Drugs
I said Yes
You never Gambled
I Gambled the Lot and Lost
You have been used by Someone
I was abused by Someone
You look at the Bridge
I walk halfway across the Bridge and look Down
You go out for the Night
I vanish into the Night,
It's those friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey 💗💗 I have to remind myself life may not always seem easy or fair -- but I am so lucky to be where I am surrounded by INCREDIBLE people. Our world is full of distractions both on and off social media, demanding deadlines, and those day to day tasks that I've found myself caught up in. When was the last time you spent some alone time just reflecting on everyone and everything positive that's come into your life? If it's been more than a week I encourage you to do so. There are more genuine, uplifting individuals out there than non -- you just gotta open your eyes. And I am so fortunate I am able to meet several of those peeps through fitness and cyclebar 💗💗 #findyourwhy#bekind#stopbullying#loveyouNIC @xoxonic_b12
Meet the oldest sister of the Williams clan, the leader for us, and the go to for any type of advice, @nattt_26. She wrote an amazing letter to my brother explaining how much his message means to her. Here’s a piece of it I wanted to share. Find the rest of her beautiful letter on our Facebook page (bekind1993) •
“We are only a year apart, so obviously I can’t remember a moment in my childhood without you in it. Whether it be swinging on the swings, watching Barney, or going for walks in the park in our double stroller, we were always together. You were my little brother and my first friend, and I will always cherish those happy, innocent years we were able to share. Sure, maybe there were times I didn’t feel like riding in the car late at night until you fell asleep or I wanted to watch something other than Barney, but I knew that it made you happy so I was happy.
As we grew older, I began to notice the stares and the whispers from strangers when we were out in public and you were yelling in excitement or anxiousness. This was how you expressed yourself, because you weren’t able to use words. I remember the burning feeling in my chest and the tears that I would fight back when I witnessed the ignorance of others. I remember grimacing when you would shout or yell in a restaurant, and look down to avoid the stares and whispers. Because of this, I would dread going out in public together, not because I was embarrassed, but because I was hurt by the judgment of other people.
Soon, we weren’t able to take you out as much as we used to because you are not a huge fan of car rides like you were when you were a kid, and you don’t like to be cooped up in your wheelchair too long (I don’t blame you!). To be honest with you Nicky, I miss those days. I wish I hadn’t let the ignorance of others affect our time together, because I know that it didn’t affect you. You continued to laugh, smile, and enjoy yourself despite how other people reacted. You weren’t hurting, you were loving life.
Nicky, you have taught me so much and you continue to teach me every single day...” 💛💛💛 #bekind#cerebralpalsyawareness#bekindbracelets
“Hope is everything. Even when there’s nothing else. Especially when there’s nothing else.” Clara Kensie’s AFTERMATH was a little more on the YA side than I expected considering the subject matter of abduction and captivity by a pedophile, but being told through the perspective of a 16 year-old, it would almost have to be in order to be believable. This is a great read for young adults and adults alike, but was hard to stomach at some points...again, it would have to be.
HAPPY FRIDAY FAM 💛💛💛
This weekend try to live in the moment, don’t worry about what has happened during the week or what you have planned for the next - purely live in the moment & embrace every aspect - even if it’s only for 1 day or half a day 🌻
➜ 5 Ways to live in the moment:
1. Put that phone down my friend, give all of your attention to the people around you ✨
2. Breathe - take time to notice your breathing 🌿
3. Lay in the sun, if you’ve been working/studying all week, your body needs to sun to regenerate ☀️
4. Do one thing at a time - when a thought comes to mind about something you need to do, deal with it straight away, don’t let it build up until you’ve got a long list of things to deal with all at once 🌈
5. Spend at least 5 minutes of the day doing absolutely nothing! 🌴
Aaaaand ENJOY, soak it all in - lots of love 💖
Let’s talk about anxiety and diabetic life.
I’ve never really made big connections between my anxiety issues/mental health
and being a type one diabetic. I always accepted that I had anxiety for no reason some days or that something was wrong with me. Though my anxiety presented itself before I was diagnosed with type one diabetes, I am realizing more and more the link between mental health and living on the edge everyday as a type one diabetic does.
The constant monitoring, planning, math, hypo treatments and hyper corrections.. The mental energy and strength it takes not to panic when I see my BG Is dropping too fast, too low. The exhaustion of a bad night of highs/lows. The insecurities of being able to do what everyone else does without a second thought, without preplanning. Having to constantly be mindful of what I eat when I eat, how much water I’ve had, if I’m hydrated enough, when I can and can’t workout, who to tell at the gym that I am a T1D incase there is a low BG incident that gets to be an emergency. The bruising from injection sites, the callused fingers from blood glucose checks. Never mind the cost of survival, the cost of crucial meds and supplies, the extra expense most people have no idea about. Most people don’t even know what being a diabetic is.. let alone what it entails in my daily life. This post is not to complain and be pitied for this condition.
On the contrary, we should be recognized for our strength and resilience and positive attitude despite what we have to go through daily. Spreading awareness for mental health and T1Ds everywhere! Be kind always, we never know what someone is going through ❤️
Me & Maxxy started our FIRST fundraising campaign For Children’s Hospital !!!!
2018 CHOC Walk in the Park presented by the Disneyland ® Resort benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, community aiming towards a single goal—to raise funds for health care programs, education and research for Southern California’s kids! Please donate now, every penny matters. I’ve been always in some kinds of charity: helping orphans, pots, getting donations for kids who need it, etc... now being a Mom and having invented the Baby Romper which helps a lot Special Needs Babies too, I’m proud to be a part of this Walk and grow my Son as an Activist in Charity.The fundraising efforts of the CHOC Walk make an immediate impact on families going through the most challenging time in their lives. CHOC provides the highest level of care not only to patients, but to the siblings, parents, and extended family that make up their critical support teams.
Link in Bio https://www.chocwalk.org/Member/MyPage/2267654/Olgitta-Woods?rbref=CHIODOSM #giving#charity#leena#childhoodcancerawareness#fighter#kidshealth#cancerwarrior#photos#pediatriccancer#cancer#family#miracles#bekind#kids#dosomething#medicine#miracle#alive#positivity#healthykids#prayer#cancersucks#choc#childrenshospital#fundraising
P R O D U C E • B A G S
Our produce collection 2-pack “PERFECT IN PAIRS” makes the perfect addition to your reusable produce collection. .
This nifty little duo comes equipped with one of our unique Large & Medium produce-enhancing produce bags. We aim to keep our products not only 100% Plastic F R E E, but also free from any synthetic materials 🙌🏽 All of our reusable eco bags are designed to be practical and user friendly 👌🏼 We put a lot of effort into each one of our bag designs. We are a mother & daughter team who aim to keep it real. We not only design each one of @lovethy_earth’s reusable bags, we handcraft each bag ourselves also ✂️ 👏🏼
Our large produce bag has been designed to fit a real-life celery, a tall Silverbeet, or Swiss chard. Our large produce bag is even wide enough to fit a full flourishing bunch of kale 🌿💚
To read a full description of each bag, please head over to our online store 🖥✨ www.lovethyearth.com.au (link in bio) 🌿
Self Ceremony also looks like:⠀
Trusting your own process • doing something today that your future self will thank you for • kindness • talking to yourself the way you would to someone you love • walks in nature • curiosity for living • telling more people you care about them • spending time with animals • candle-lit baths • laughing till your tummy hurts.⠀
Wishing you a Self Ceremony kind of day 💖