Your daughter needs to know how her female organs work, and what they are, each and every part. This WILL equip her to keep herself safe in the future and it will give her confidence knowing about her body. Removing secrets and shame allow her to be more comfortable in her own skin, thus giving her confidence, increasing the likelihood that she will value herself more. A world with more girls and women who value themselves and their bodies more is my kind of world!
I’m pretty bummed out on how it’s so difficult to break out. We retreated back to The Bay Area for work and I just am so unmotivated and depressed about it. I absolutely am not the type of person to be living in that type of area so I just feel like a caged animal.
Keep everything in perspective, everything.
As for the other noise? An important question to ask yourself is: “Will this enhance my experience/day/life?” So if that debate, that news cast, or that interaction does nothing to bring light into your life or others; it might be time to reassess.
Don’t be too proud to walk away. Your time is valuable too.
Last night, I went to go see a reading for All Star: The Best Broadway Musical. Yes, that's the actual title; and yes, THAT All Star, by Smash Mouth.
A key concept (heh) of All Star is that it's a musical that only uses All Star by Smash Mouth throughout the whole show. As this was technically my first Broadway show I've ever been to, I can't really give my thoughts as such. All I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I've known about this show for a good while, and the more I've heard about it, the more I've set a solid expectation for it. Last night's reading surpassed that. Though heavily dialogue-driven, it's also a very visual story, thanks to the INCREDIBLE performances by the cast, accompanied with stage directions by @drakeaca and (dare I say) soulful performances by the musicians. As I watched, there was also a movie version playing in my head.
Without giving much away about the story and plot: I knew All Star was a great song, but now that I've seen the reading, I can never hear it the same way again. In fact, I appreciate the song so much more now; and it took a creative genius like Allison Frasca (along with others behind the scenes, though I don't know too much about that) to come along and metaphorically/literally step into the spotlight by creating a musical with that 1 song as the foundation, shaping a story out of it into existence (while making narrative sense!). It made me laugh, it made me horrified, and it made me wanna cry; in some instances, all at once. I was genuinely invested into the story and the characters. If that's not considered good writing or good storytelling, then I honest to god have no idea what is. All Star: The Best Broadway Musical is one of the most brilliant and creative piece of work I've seen this past decade. I'd love to see it again.
Christmas for so many people isn’t a time of joy and peace but rather it’s filled with anxiety, pain and a constant reminder of the heartache they live with. This year we would love to invite you to experience Christmas in a new way as we merge special Christmas music with videos to remind us how we can find real peace in the middle of whatever we are walking through.
Join us this coming Sunday at the Plexpod Commons in Westport at 5 PM. We’ll have a special Drumline n ballet piece to open with, a violin n cello joining us and fun things planned for your kids! It’s a great evening to bring all your family and friends. We can’t wait to meet you. #aviveculturechristmas
Only look back to see how far you’ve come. Stand firm in the changes you make for the better, don’t fall back into old patterns that set you back or slowed you down. Stay diligent in the pursuit of your dreams. Half of me is talking to myself when I write this, as anybody who is their own boss knows motivation and inspiration has its ups and downs. But the reward of having a vision and seeing it through far exceeds the risk of failure for those of us who love the process and the journey. Plot quietly and humbly, manifest fruitfully and abundantly. #cali4niamusic#breakthemold#drivenbypurpose
#tbt and a little something to brighten your day. Just a little sample of the entertainment that Carter provided for us at Elflandia this past weekend. A wonderful reminder of how important it is to be ourselves and that not matter how much society tries to form it there is no mold and our uniqueness makes the world a beautiful place #beattoyourowndrum#carterthomas#breakthemold#aboveallbehappy @rgbysgt
Because for the first time probably in my whole life I actually like my reflection and the person I see. Just a few short years ago, I couldn’t say this. I felt like if I didn’t fit into the 5’8 120 pound mold that our society perpetuates as perfect, that there was something wrong with me. Today, I’m happy I don’t fit into that mold. I’ll take my thick thighs and booty any day over starvation and constant self criticism. My body might not be “perfect” but it’s mine and I actually love me for me now. It’s been a struggle to get here. It’s been a road entangled with addiction (to anything that perpetuated weight loss... gyms, drugs, diets... you name it) a road that lead me to treatment centers for both addiction, anorexia/bulimia and constant escapism and self destruction. A road that truly held me back in every single area of my life. I’m grateful to be where I’m at and live in a body that’s capable of so much. I’m so happy to see the ideals of how women should look, act and feel shifting and changing. I’m grateful the outdated make, mold and model is crumbling. We are all beautiful but how many of us truly feel that way about ourselves? Well, I’m here to tell you you ARE beautiful and whatever flaws you think you have, they make you beautiful. Uniquely and genuinely beautiful🔮 incredible necklace by @tranquilgoddess #growth#love#appreciation#selflove#selfcare#beautyintheworld#witch#love#breakthemold#anorexiakills#recovery#magick #🌹 #🖤 #🔮
Since I was pregnant🤰 with this little bub I have been feeling my body with super foods! So many of our foods today are lacking🚫 in nutrients and I knew if I had to give my growing baby something better! That's why @jeff_b_edwards and I decided on LIFESTYLE nutrition! It's for everyBODY! It fuels💪 your body so it can do exactly what it was designed to do which is heal, restore, replenish, and rejuvenate itself! I know you've seen me talk about these super food shakes before but these shakes have changed my families life and that is something I'd be selfish to just not share! What's great is the company is so much more than just shakes! If you're looking to become your healthiest, happiest 😆and wealthiest 💰self then let's chat more!
GOOD MORNING 🥰
Ya girl is back home and ready for the holidays!! Tbh I’m not a big holiday person but MAN does it feel good to see my family ( & friends).
These past few days have been a little chaotic so yesterdays workout with @jorgealanis_ KILLED MEEE. 🔥 so. many. supersets. Ahhhh def a love hate relationship 😅
S/o to my roomie @_con.fit.dent_ for my awesome socks and of course...
@wrkethicsupps for always keeping me fueled 😜
A dream is just a thought without action, an ambition is a dream with action! 💪
@kongvalley_collective all started with a dream, a thought an idea.... thanks to God and his surprising timing I have met some incredible human beings who i get to call friends and family 🙌
January 1st the dream becomes an ambition... we get to bring you our heart, soul and passion and help reunite the community with an authentic passion driven mindset! Although I can’t share all of our secrets I can tell you this... our team is a bunch of world shakers, passion drivers and fire starters.. we are coming in Boldly to redefine the word success and squash a false narrative thats been let loose for to long... 🚫👻
I want to thank everyone for their support, faith and following... this is going to be giant! 31 days of giveaways to bring this dream from its birth to its walk! In the mean time.. we have some brand new limited run decals up for grab.. check out the Kong page to get your limited run limited edition gear. When it’s gone it’s gone! I truly can’t wait to share Kong with you over the next year! Be strong and be bold and work with intention 🦍🌋
Welcome to Kong Valley 🌋
Live Today Love Today!!!
The day is what you make it. I woke up last night at midnight in a panic thinking I was late for something. Due to the state that I woke up it was so hard to go back to sleep, so when my alarm 🚨 went off at 4:30 this morning my first reaction was no going to happen! Then I talk to myself a bit and said don’t let yesterday sabotage today. .
Don’t let your past sabotage your future! I was guilty of this so much of my life. Your past shaped you into who you are to overcome any obstacle to become the person you were designed to be, not to hold you back. .
To my little sister,
You are one unique snowflake alright?! Uniquely crazy. Uniquely stubborn. Uniquely annoying, and, more importantly, uniquely lovable!! 💖 I am so thankful to have a sister as remarkable as you in my life!! You are gorgeous, intelligent, and caring. It’s actually annoying how perfect you are! 😠😊
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the best little sister ever!!!!!! 💙🎊🎁🎈🎀🎉
It’s so funny to think that a short ten (ish/plus 😂) years ago, we could probably not care less to hang out with each other or be around each other in general. 🙅🏼♀️ It’s strange to see what time can change!!!⏱ .
I’m actually ecstatic that we get to be members of the same family!! 😁😂🤪 Love you, Rachel!!!! 💖🎉🎀 I hope you have the best birthday ever!!!
Of irony. The native finds herself in the chaotic metropolis as city dwellers crawl their way back to nature. Why is this place seen as better than the calm of the mountains?
Portrait of a native, seeking her fate in the streets of Manila.
Of the genius that is @etchr_lab design. For how has one ever managed before the #etchrartsatchel and field case?
Finally a bag that serves - and travels with - the artist! Kudos to the #etchr team! Travelling with art has never been more convenient.
First watercolor works with this setup; taking art with me everyday for the rest of my days.
Tonight, I went to a reading of All Star: The Best Broadway Musical. Yes, that's the actual title; and yes, THAT All Star, by Smash Mouth.
I was introduced to this concept (heh) almost 2 years ago by a good friend of mine (name redacted for now; not that it's a secret, I don't think, but I tend to ask for permission before I state names). It sounded wild, and yet it sounded like the most creative thing I've personally got to hear about.
I'll share my thoughts on it later, but for now... oh, my fucking god, I had a blast. I wanna see it again.
And they say chivalry is dead.
I was on a mission. I was determined to wear a bowtie and suspenders for the company christmas party this year. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. I did it and I LOVED IT! I’m so cute. ☺️ Remember friends, wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. If you have a big goofy smile on your face when you look at yourself in the mirror, you’re doing something right. Look good, feel great, have an amazing time.
P.S. - Thanks @ezirallarize for making my hair look badass once again. How will I ever look good without you?
P.S. again - Make sure to bring an extra bowtie just incase you end up looking like the servers. (Thanks for coming through @mr.soriano)
How cute is our silver city Espuela exclusive?? Stop by the @rfwaexpo and see us at the @triangle.t.boutique booth.
We are running a extra smoking deal on the fall collection right now.
Make sure you come customize yours before they’re gone💙
It all starts with our children, the next generation! The words we use, the ideas we put into their heads, the tools we give them. Everything we teach them and tell them changes them. We can profoundly change the world with the words we use and the ideas we have!
Thankful Wednesday. Is that a thing?:) 2 people I’d love to highlight n honor are part of our VIVE kids teams. Julie Chamberlin teaches in our legends every Sunday and has such a gift for it. Kids love her. it’s amazing watching her flourish! This is the first Sunday she’ll be in a service. And she’ll stay up til 1-2 in the am planning n preparing how she wants to connect with the kids. You cant teach that type of love n loyalty. You just pray God sends them. Her whole family is planted in VIVE Culture Church and we just thank her enough for her smile, love n heart she pours into our kids. And @coffey_rachel What isn’t there great to say about her. She came one time in the summer w/a friend cause she was new to KC n has never left!😂 She’s such a gift. She’s funny, kind, creative, loyal, so easy to be around and serve in our kids. She’ll come over just to hang with us!🥰 In fact she’s a make it happen person. Never complains, always sees a need n meets it. We can ask her to do something and it’s done with a smile. No task is too big. Whatever we need or wherever we need her to serve she’s there. We couldn’t do what we do without ppl like Julie and Rachel. They make our House feel like a home. Grateful for all the people we get to build His House with in our favorite city ever! #peopleareourhearts
Alert! 2 more Fridays until Christmas...so tell all the hostesses you got dessert and run to #BuzzedBullCreamery to pick up some pints of ice cream to round out the holiday.
All flavors available for non-buzzed pints to go!