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One of my favorite parts of the season. Relaxing on the couch, gazing upon my Christmas tree, a glass of bubbly in hand, & reflecting about everything that I am grateful for in this life. 
#christmas #christmastree #bubbly #memories #life #iamhertribe #shine #reflection #traditions #peace #ornaments #past #present #moments #gratitude #grateful #season #faith #hope #love #joyful #findthegood #life #joy #blessed #family #favorite #favoritethings #familymeanseverything
One of my favorite parts of the season. Relaxing on the couch, gazing upon my Christmas tree, a glass of bubbly in hand, & reflecting about everything that I am grateful for in this life. #christmas  #christmastree  #bubbly  #memories  #life  #iamhertribe  #shine  #reflection  #traditions  #peace  #ornaments  #past  #present  #moments  #gratitude  #grateful  #season  #faith  #hope  #love  #joyful  #findthegood  #life  #joy  #blessed  #family  #favorite  #favoritethings  #familymeanseverything 
"My strength is not determined by the heaviness I choose to carry.
When I loosen my grip on what once was,
I allow myself to experience the fullness of what is now.
When I release what no longer serves me,
I return to the natural rhythm of my highest self.

To be connected to self
Is to be connected to the very ground I stand on - 
The foundation where all rises from.
My past does not define all that I am.
It waters my roots and prepares me for where I'm going." - Danielle Doby ❤😊💭👓🦁🌻🍃 #IamHerTribe #BreakToBend #LeanIn #Happiness #Content #Meshiwa #HeartFullOfLove #Peaceful #Dirty30 #Rooted #Unshaken #Colourful
"My strength is not determined by the heaviness I choose to carry. When I loosen my grip on what once was, I allow myself to experience the fullness of what is now. When I release what no longer serves me, I return to the natural rhythm of my highest self. To be connected to self Is to be connected to the very ground I stand on - The foundation where all rises from. My past does not define all that I am. It waters my roots and prepares me for where I'm going." - Danielle Doby ❤😊💭👓🦁🌻🍃 #IamHerTribe  #BreakToBend  #LeanIn  #Happiness  #Content  #Meshiwa  #HeartFullOfLove  #Peaceful  #Dirty30  #Rooted  #Unshaken  #Colourful 
Day 12 of @dressember and a snapshot from last night's @herstorytime workshop!
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I started a devised theatre project called "Herstorytime" to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity.
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We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project @herstorytime!
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#herstorytime #HeldineDressember #HeldineActs
Day 12 of @dressember and a snapshot from last night's @herstorytime workshop! . I started a devised theatre project called "Herstorytime" to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity. . We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project @herstorytime! . #herstorytime  #HeldineDressember  #HeldineActs 
Stop. Stand here. & breathe in all that makes you 
g r a t e f u l 
for this life. -
🔺 #iamhertribe
Stop. Stand here. & breathe in all that makes you g r a t e f u l for this life. - 🔺 #iamhertribe 
Labels feel like cages, and I prefer to vibe free. Free to be all of me🕊✨ ___________________

My favorite page of #iAmHerTribe 👆🏼 Do yourself a favor and run to get this book!  @danielledoby I am speechless, inspired, and lit up all at the same time. Grateful to call you a soul sister- thank you for sharing your bright, bright light 🙏🏻💛✨ #IAHTTRAVELS #SoulTribe #WomenSupportingWomen #TeamLOVE
Labels feel like cages, and I prefer to vibe free. Free to be all of me🕊✨ ___________________ My favorite page of #iAmHerTribe  👆🏼 Do yourself a favor and run to get this book! @danielledoby I am speechless, inspired, and lit up all at the same time. Grateful to call you a soul sister- thank you for sharing your bright, bright light 🙏🏻💛✨ #IAHTTRAVELS  #SoulTribe  #WomenSupportingWomen  #TeamLOVE 
Mini intro time!🤗
I'm Nathalie, the one with shorter hair and shorter shorts.
I like eating frozen orange juice as a late night snack😋🍊
Louis is the other person in this photo, the one with the longer hair and longer shorts.
He eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast every day🍓🍞
What's your name and something interesting about yourself?✨
Mini intro time!🤗 I'm Nathalie, the one with shorter hair and shorter shorts. I like eating frozen orange juice as a late night snack😋🍊 Louis is the other person in this photo, the one with the longer hair and longer shorts. He eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for breakfast every day🍓🍞 What's your name and something interesting about yourself?✨
Absolutely in love with @danielledoby's beautiful work and words. 😊

#IamHerTribe

Thank you for sharing with me, @amyr_mitchell! 💛
Absolutely in love with @danielledoby's beautiful work and words. 😊 #IamHerTribe  Thank you for sharing with me, @amyr_mitchell! 💛
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we are never alone. how we connect with others, is how we cultivate love and connect to our highest good 🙏🏻
#beseen #beheard #openyourheart #connection #iamhertribe #soulpurpose #thisismyyoga
Morning! 🌞 Vacay wisdom •
#privatepool #mexico •
Thank you ♥️ @danielledoby #iamhertribe
Half-heartedness isn't an ingredient for my existence.
I crave a life of magic.
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#28weekspregnant #iamhertribe #mimilou #babyroom #babygirl #preggo #emotional #obvs 
@danielledoby
i am not in control of what lessons others are here to learn. i am not in control of what lessons others are here to teach me. when I try to control, when I try to tight grasp, when I try to bend + force and push others somewhere they are not ready for, or maybe do not even belong, i separate myself from trusting in the nature of all. that all is given to bring us closer to love. that all is given to call us back home.

the practice | freedom  x. @danielledoby

Hit me right in the relevant heartstrings 💓 this evening. I've always struggled with a desire to "control" things, but lately it's been pretty rough, especially when it comes to my work as a teacher. Don't push, don't force, we'll all get where we need to be at the right time. Thank you Danielle Doby, always moving and inspiring me.

#practiceandalliscoming #titthibasana #forwardfold #bind #breathe #mentalhealth #worklifebalance #lettinggoofwhatnolongerservesme #danielledoby #iamhertribe
i am not in control of what lessons others are here to learn. i am not in control of what lessons others are here to teach me. when I try to control, when I try to tight grasp, when I try to bend + force and push others somewhere they are not ready for, or maybe do not even belong, i separate myself from trusting in the nature of all. that all is given to bring us closer to love. that all is given to call us back home. the practice | freedom x. @danielledoby Hit me right in the relevant heartstrings 💓 this evening. I've always struggled with a desire to "control" things, but lately it's been pretty rough, especially when it comes to my work as a teacher. Don't push, don't force, we'll all get where we need to be at the right time. Thank you Danielle Doby, always moving and inspiring me. #practiceandalliscoming  #titthibasana  #forwardfold  #bind  #breathe  #mentalhealth  #worklifebalance  #lettinggoofwhatnolongerservesme  #danielledoby  #iamhertribe 
Sometimes you need a reminder.  That all of the breaking we do on a daily basis is in fact for something. That vulnerability leads to a light and openness and allows our beings to fully be in the now.
@danielledoby you are a master of words. #iamhertribe #poetry #wordsthatinspire #wordsthatslayme #breathe #focus #onedayatatime #smilemore #onefootinfrontoftheother👣 #loveyourself
👌🏼🌱 #danielledoby #iamhertribe @danielledoby
really working on coming to terms with this one ➕ believing that asking for help isn’t giving up, but is refusing to give up. I’ve been leaning on my team far more than usual lately; I have been reaching out between sessions and asking for extra sessions. I have been brutally, painfully honest ➕ speaking about things I never thought I’d be able to. I’ve been acting out in behaviors but admitting them; I’ve been falling down but am asking for help getting back up. I’m in a weird place right now - I want to give up, so badly. I am begging my team to give up on me ➕ am begging my friends to do the same. but somehow, by some miracle of god, I am surrounded by people who refuse to let me give up ➕ refuse to give up on me. and for that I am so incredibly, wordlessly, inexplicably thankful. #EDrecovery #edwarrior #lifewithouted #anorexia #selfharm #selfharmrecovery #anorexiarecovery #beatingeatingdisorders #recoverywarrior #projectheal #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #vulnerability #shame #surviving #findyourtribe #trusttheprocess #selfcompassion #peopleneedotherpeople #TWLOHA #hopeisreal #NEDA #iamhertribe #lightinthedarkness #nevergiveup #bravery
really working on coming to terms with this one ➕ believing that asking for help isn’t giving up, but is refusing to give up. I’ve been leaning on my team far more than usual lately; I have been reaching out between sessions and asking for extra sessions. I have been brutally, painfully honest ➕ speaking about things I never thought I’d be able to. I’ve been acting out in behaviors but admitting them; I’ve been falling down but am asking for help getting back up. I’m in a weird place right now - I want to give up, so badly. I am begging my team to give up on me ➕ am begging my friends to do the same. but somehow, by some miracle of god, I am surrounded by people who refuse to let me give up ➕ refuse to give up on me. and for that I am so incredibly, wordlessly, inexplicably thankful. #EDrecovery  #edwarrior  #lifewithouted  #anorexia  #selfharm  #selfharmrecovery  #anorexiarecovery  #beatingeatingdisorders  #recoverywarrior  #projectheal  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #vulnerability  #shame  #surviving  #findyourtribe  #trusttheprocess  #selfcompassion  #peopleneedotherpeople  #TWLOHA  #hopeisreal  #NEDA  #iamhertribe  #lightinthedarkness  #nevergiveup  #bravery 
Here's a clip from one of our @herstorytime Workshops! 🎥
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I started a devised theatre project called "Herstorytime" to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity.
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We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project @herstorytime!
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#herstorytime #HeldineActs
Here's a clip from one of our @herstorytime Workshops! 🎥 . I started a devised theatre project called "Herstorytime" to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity. . We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project @herstorytime! . #herstorytime  #HeldineActs 
The hearts of the humans we have relationships with are like houses that we move in to and out of. 
Some of them feel like home right away, and some of them take time to fix up and feel comfortable enough to leave our clothes on the floor in.

Others still are like the houses we get close to moving into, but don’t. Or sometimes, we get all unpacked and then realize it is not your forever home after all.

Over the years I've become a bit of a rolling stone, and even though I make every effort to build a home wherever me and my heart land, I have and always will trust that if or when it comes time to move out, a new soft place to land will make itself known to me.

Here’s why. My heart’s home will first and foremost always be with me.

I'm the one that creates the conditions of home, not that four walls that surround me in that home. The same goes for hearts.

Here's my tip for moving. Don’t spend your life wondering who’s living in your last home, or if you do wonder, smile and hope that it feels as much like home for them as it did for you. But definitely don’t spend it peering through the windows or driving by in judgment, forever wishing you still lived there.
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#wordsbyemmatait #poetry #poem #selfcare #bodypositive #writerscommunity #poetrycommunity #quote #wordsofwisdom #mindbodysoul #inspiration #encouragement #wordstoliveby #iamhertribe #selflove #mentalhealth #healthylifestyle #mantra #yoga #notetoself #wellness #motivation #mayitbeofbenefit #elephantjournal #healthymindset #healyourself #positivemind #spiritjunkie
The hearts of the humans we have relationships with are like houses that we move in to and out of. Some of them feel like home right away, and some of them take time to fix up and feel comfortable enough to leave our clothes on the floor in. Others still are like the houses we get close to moving into, but don’t. Or sometimes, we get all unpacked and then realize it is not your forever home after all. Over the years I've become a bit of a rolling stone, and even though I make every effort to build a home wherever me and my heart land, I have and always will trust that if or when it comes time to move out, a new soft place to land will make itself known to me. Here’s why. My heart’s home will first and foremost always be with me. I'm the one that creates the conditions of home, not that four walls that surround me in that home. The same goes for hearts. Here's my tip for moving. Don’t spend your life wondering who’s living in your last home, or if you do wonder, smile and hope that it feels as much like home for them as it did for you. But definitely don’t spend it peering through the windows or driving by in judgment, forever wishing you still lived there. 📸 @taylorroades . . . . . . . #wordsbyemmatait  #poetry  #poem  #selfcare  #bodypositive  #writerscommunity  #poetrycommunity  #quote  #wordsofwisdom  #mindbodysoul  #inspiration  #encouragement  #wordstoliveby  #iamhertribe  #selflove  #mentalhealth  #healthylifestyle  #mantra  #yoga  #notetoself  #wellness  #motivation  #mayitbeofbenefit  #elephantjournal  #healthymindset  #healyourself  #positivemind  #spiritjunkie 
The counting calories debate! Everyone’s talking about it. What’s your stance? .
One of my favorite food philosophy quotes is from @michael.pollan. “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” Eat actual foods, not processed substances made in a factory. The majority of what’s on your plate should be veggies. Eat until you’re full. Simple as that— doesn’t need to be complicated. .
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If counting calories works well for your goals and mental state.. then great, carry on. But worrying about your calorie count doesn’t need to be your main concern. Especially when more and more research is coming out on how people metabolise calories differently. Each person burns a different amount of calories throughout the day based on a number of factors. .
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So heres to veggies! Eat them. Enjoy them. Nutrition over all! ❤️ Thanks for the graphic @thefashionfitnessfoodie
The counting calories debate! Everyone’s talking about it. What’s your stance? . One of my favorite food philosophy quotes is from @michael.pollan. “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” Eat actual foods, not processed substances made in a factory. The majority of what’s on your plate should be veggies. Eat until you’re full. Simple as that— doesn’t need to be complicated. . . If counting calories works well for your goals and mental state.. then great, carry on. But worrying about your calorie count doesn’t need to be your main concern. Especially when more and more research is coming out on how people metabolise calories differently. Each person burns a different amount of calories throughout the day based on a number of factors. . . So heres to veggies! Eat them. Enjoy them. Nutrition over all! ❤️ Thanks for the graphic @thefashionfitnessfoodie
Having food obsessions changed our life. Hold up, what?!? Stay with us here …

In the past when we would overeat and when we did we would go on juice cleanses, do a detox of some sort (but only last 2 days), feel so guilty after everything we ate that we would work out for 2+ hours to make up for it, skip meals to make up for extra calories and tell ourselves it will never happen again… until it did.

Fast forward to where we are today... when we catch ourselves eating a little too much (which is rare as we feel so satisfied and good with what we eat now that we don’t have the urge to over eat) here’s what we do now…

we forgive ourselves, we just start eating our typical things that we eat everyday, we drink more water and we move the body the same as we normally do (nothing extra any more).😘 We believe that if we didn’t go through all those years of obsessing over food we wouldn’t be where we are today with complete #foodfreedom… where we no longer —> over eat, do any cleanses to make us feel better for what we ate, no longer workout for ours to burn off any cookies…

and MOST of all we’ve done a lot of inner work which we believe is what really helped shift our relationship with food and our body image where we feel so complete and full on the inside that we no longer have to turn to food or exercise for that. 
Inside our (revamped membership), Intentionally Built, we share our biggest lessons that helped us get results along with the practical and spiritual tools needed to overcome your food fears, body obsessions and struggles, as you need both to see lasting results where you no longer diet or do extremes.

Come and learn how we can maintain the look and health we desire with ease year after year, as you can do #fitsoulbosses. You have the ability to succeed. You are worth investing into.

This is your place for sisterhood, accountability and consistency with #fitness and #mindset to create the life you dream of because you are worth it and you deserve it. We are in week 2 of #manifest your body challenge - come join 👉🏼Link in bio
Having food obsessions changed our life. Hold up, what?!? Stay with us here … In the past when we would overeat and when we did we would go on juice cleanses, do a detox of some sort (but only last 2 days), feel so guilty after everything we ate that we would work out for 2+ hours to make up for it, skip meals to make up for extra calories and tell ourselves it will never happen again… until it did. Fast forward to where we are today... when we catch ourselves eating a little too much (which is rare as we feel so satisfied and good with what we eat now that we don’t have the urge to over eat) here’s what we do now… we forgive ourselves, we just start eating our typical things that we eat everyday, we drink more water and we move the body the same as we normally do (nothing extra any more).😘 We believe that if we didn’t go through all those years of obsessing over food we wouldn’t be where we are today with complete #foodfreedom … where we no longer —> over eat, do any cleanses to make us feel better for what we ate, no longer workout for ours to burn off any cookies… and MOST of all we’ve done a lot of inner work which we believe is what really helped shift our relationship with food and our body image where we feel so complete and full on the inside that we no longer have to turn to food or exercise for that. Inside our (revamped membership), Intentionally Built, we share our biggest lessons that helped us get results along with the practical and spiritual tools needed to overcome your food fears, body obsessions and struggles, as you need both to see lasting results where you no longer diet or do extremes. Come and learn how we can maintain the look and health we desire with ease year after year, as you can do #fitsoulbosses . You have the ability to succeed. You are worth investing into. This is your place for sisterhood, accountability and consistency with #fitness  and #mindset  to create the life you dream of because you are worth it and you deserve it. We are in week 2 of #manifest  your body challenge - come join 👉🏼Link in bio
There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t pray for our future nugget. Sounds so silly, but it’s the closest thing to motherhood I’ve experienced. I finally understand a tiny fraction of what moms experience when they are awaiting the arrival of their new family member.
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Even spending an hour with these guys last week made me feel so much more connected to the process. I held them all 🤣🤷‍♀️ and just wrapped them up with love, praying they would all experience immense love and companionship with their future families.
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Many have asked if this process has been hard, not knowing which pup will be ours. Not at all. Faith has played such a big role in this process and I have zero doubts the right pup will come home with us. All along Ben’s encourages me to enjoy the process and I SO have. I’ve loved getting to know our breeder (who are such wonderful humans, truly)! It makes the process even more fun knowing this whole experience is being orchestrated by a higher power. This two year manifestation unfolding is so cool to see, and I trust 💯% that it’s all working out for us!
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I’m so grateful that we get to become parents and share our love! Now tell me something you’re grateful for???❤️👇🏻
There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t pray for our future nugget. Sounds so silly, but it’s the closest thing to motherhood I’ve experienced. I finally understand a tiny fraction of what moms experience when they are awaiting the arrival of their new family member. ✨✨ Even spending an hour with these guys last week made me feel so much more connected to the process. I held them all 🤣🤷‍♀️ and just wrapped them up with love, praying they would all experience immense love and companionship with their future families. ✨✨ Many have asked if this process has been hard, not knowing which pup will be ours. Not at all. Faith has played such a big role in this process and I have zero doubts the right pup will come home with us. All along Ben’s encourages me to enjoy the process and I SO have. I’ve loved getting to know our breeder (who are such wonderful humans, truly)! It makes the process even more fun knowing this whole experience is being orchestrated by a higher power. This two year manifestation unfolding is so cool to see, and I trust 💯% that it’s all working out for us! ✨✨ I’m so grateful that we get to become parents and share our love! Now tell me something you’re grateful for???❤️👇🏻
We call this one “Mean Mr. Mustard” and it is our new fav around the studio.
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Come see us and all the new shizz at the PA club tomorrow 3-7👊🏽
We call this one “Mean Mr. Mustard” and it is our new fav around the studio. . Come see us and all the new shizz at the PA club tomorrow 3-7👊🏽
Day 11 of @dressember - #YouCanDoAnythingInADress, like Suspended Dance. 😘 (PS - you can see some BTS in my Stories.) Thanks for the class, @yanelleinprogress @thebridgembm!
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Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for #Dressember and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. You can donate at the link in my profile.
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Dressember uses fashion to advocate for men and women who've been exploited or trapped in trafficking situations. As women and men take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress or bow-tie for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all people.
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#HeldineDressember #itsbiggerthanadress #endslavery #untilallarefree
Day 11 of @dressember - #YouCanDoAnythingInADress , like Suspended Dance. 😘 (PS - you can see some BTS in my Stories.) Thanks for the class, @yanelleinprogress @thebridgembm! ・・・ Want to join me in supporting a good cause? I'm raising money for #Dressember  and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support. You can donate at the link in my profile. . Dressember uses fashion to advocate for men and women who've been exploited or trapped in trafficking situations. As women and men take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress or bow-tie for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all people. . #HeldineDressember  #itsbiggerthanadress  #endslavery  #untilallarefree 
// it is ok to lay it down in total surrender \\ this hit me in the FEELS tonight, right when I needed something to put the words to what I was feeling when my thoughts weren’t making sense. the few weeks have been really, really tough ➕ the last week in particular has felt excruciating. I’m waiting for the upward spiral; I’m waiting for the downfall to slow down and stop hurting. right now it doesn’t feel like there’s room to step into each day. I got home from a long, intense day about an hour ago and haven’t stopped sobbing since. therapy ➕ work➕ feeling the physical effects of my eating disorder ➕ navigating complicated relationships ➕ (feeling like) failing. right now, as I am wiping tears my my eyes and trying to form coherent sentences, it feels like total surrender. In this moment I am raw ➕ defeated ➕ broken; what I’m doing isn’t working at all but I’m terrified to change. I need to believe in my soul that things will be ok, and that there is no  worry too small ➕ no worry too big. I need to believe that it is ok to lay it all down. but most of all, I need to believe that I am not alone ➕ that the light can still find me. #EDrecovery #edwarrior #lifewithouted #anorexia #selfharm #selfharmrecovery #anorexiarecovery #beatingeatingdisorders #recoverywarrior #projectheal #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #vulnerability #shame #surviving #findyourtribe #trusttheprocess #selfcompassion #peopleneedotherpeople #TWLOHA #hopeisreal #NEDA #iamhertribe #lightinthedarkness #vulnerability #shame #risingstrong
// it is ok to lay it down in total surrender \\ this hit me in the FEELS tonight, right when I needed something to put the words to what I was feeling when my thoughts weren’t making sense. the few weeks have been really, really tough ➕ the last week in particular has felt excruciating. I’m waiting for the upward spiral; I’m waiting for the downfall to slow down and stop hurting. right now it doesn’t feel like there’s room to step into each day. I got home from a long, intense day about an hour ago and haven’t stopped sobbing since. therapy ➕ work➕ feeling the physical effects of my eating disorder ➕ navigating complicated relationships ➕ (feeling like) failing. right now, as I am wiping tears my my eyes and trying to form coherent sentences, it feels like total surrender. In this moment I am raw ➕ defeated ➕ broken; what I’m doing isn’t working at all but I’m terrified to change. I need to believe in my soul that things will be ok, and that there is no worry too small ➕ no worry too big. I need to believe that it is ok to lay it all down. but most of all, I need to believe that I am not alone ➕ that the light can still find me. #EDrecovery  #edwarrior  #lifewithouted  #anorexia  #selfharm  #selfharmrecovery  #anorexiarecovery  #beatingeatingdisorders  #recoverywarrior  #projectheal  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #vulnerability  #shame  #surviving  #findyourtribe  #trusttheprocess  #selfcompassion  #peopleneedotherpeople  #TWLOHA  #hopeisreal  #NEDA  #iamhertribe  #lightinthedarkness  #vulnerability  #shame  #risingstrong 
#TDPcharlotte had our 3rd “plus-one” dinner party tonight, where each of our dinner partiers invites one guest (friend, spouse, significant other, etc.) to join us at the table for an evening, to experience what it is we do at @thedinnerparty every month and why this space is so special to so many of us around the world who have lost loved ones. The conversation at these plus-one dinners always seems to drift toward a discussion about our culture’s “fix-it” mentality when it comes to uncomfortable conversations and bearing witness to others’ pain and stories. We talked about the process of un-learning our natural tendency to listen to reply instead of listening to understand and talked about the power of holding space for one another - in grief, in life after loss, and in life in general.
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I shared these words from @danielledoby over dessert, because I think they so eloquently portray the heart and soul of #thedinnerparty :
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“I am drawn to the light in others
It is how I know I am not alone
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To be a seeker of the light
Is to be connected to the very truth itself -
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The way out of the darkness
Is when we can look across the table
And find our face in another’s
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When we let our stories exist
We invite others to see themselves more clearly
In a space where
Pain
Struggle
Stunning Resilience
And belonging
Are not just unique to one person
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They live in each of us
Proving we are not on our own
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I heal
And you heal
And when we heal
The world heals with us
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An open heart is the key
That unlocks hope’s reach...”
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#charlotte #lifeafterloss #grief #iamhertribe #charlottedinnerparty
#TDPcharlotte  had our 3rd “plus-one” dinner party tonight, where each of our dinner partiers invites one guest (friend, spouse, significant other, etc.) to join us at the table for an evening, to experience what it is we do at @thedinnerparty every month and why this space is so special to so many of us around the world who have lost loved ones. The conversation at these plus-one dinners always seems to drift toward a discussion about our culture’s “fix-it” mentality when it comes to uncomfortable conversations and bearing witness to others’ pain and stories. We talked about the process of un-learning our natural tendency to listen to reply instead of listening to understand and talked about the power of holding space for one another - in grief, in life after loss, and in life in general. 🍴 I shared these words from @danielledoby over dessert, because I think they so eloquently portray the heart and soul of #thedinnerparty  : 🍴 “I am drawn to the light in others It is how I know I am not alone _ To be a seeker of the light Is to be connected to the very truth itself - _ The way out of the darkness Is when we can look across the table And find our face in another’s _ When we let our stories exist We invite others to see themselves more clearly In a space where Pain Struggle Stunning Resilience And belonging Are not just unique to one person _ They live in each of us Proving we are not on our own _ I heal And you heal And when we heal The world heals with us _ An open heart is the key That unlocks hope’s reach...” 🍴 💕 #charlotte  #lifeafterloss  #grief  #iamhertribe  #charlottedinnerparty 
First, self-love 🦋
Second, share the love 💗
First, self-love 🦋 Second, share the love 💗
She. 
Is your sister. 
Your mother. 
Your best friend. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
We must grow.
We must learn.
🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱
To respect
and love,
and UPLIFT
each other. ✨✨✨✨✨✨
Bc we are strong alone 
But we are a force together.
She. Is your sister. Your mother. Your best friend. 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 We must grow. We must learn. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 To respect and love, and UPLIFT each other. ✨✨✨✨✨✨ Bc we are strong alone But we are a force together.
I’m obsessed with how strong and beautiful all women are. Thankful to live somewhere that our strength is encouraged and celebrated 💪💖
I’m obsessed with how strong and beautiful all women are. Thankful to live somewhere that our strength is encouraged and celebrated 💪💖
u n i v e r s a l ✨ i n s p i r a t i o n
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One of my spiritual practices have come from opening books to the right words to remind me to stay mindful & positive. Every time I smile, a smile for universal flow. .
And a thank you to all the wonderful beings that have enlightened my mind & spirit with art.
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#cosmiclove #mindbodysoul #foodforthought #inspiration #holistichealth #mentalhealth #mindfulness #bookstagram #poetry #wordsofencouragement #greendaisy #iamhertribe
u n i v e r s a l ✨ i n s p i r a t i o n . One of my spiritual practices have come from opening books to the right words to remind me to stay mindful & positive. Every time I smile, a smile for universal flow. . And a thank you to all the wonderful beings that have enlightened my mind & spirit with art. . . #cosmiclove  #mindbodysoul  #foodforthought  #inspiration  #holistichealth  #mentalhealth  #mindfulness  #bookstagram  #poetry  #wordsofencouragement  #greendaisy  #iamhertribe 
😡 I signed the petition to #FreeCyntoiaBrown. Find it through @herstorytime's profile link, sign, and spread the word. 🙏🏽 #HeldineDressember #herstorytime (📸: @femalecollective)
A beautiful tree from yesterday morning's hike🌲
The best things about being back on the road include:
Not needing to use the heater all night.
The sun setting 30 minutes later☀️
And Parker can run free all day long🐶
What're you feeling happy about today?☺️
A beautiful tree from yesterday morning's hike🌲 The best things about being back on the road include: Not needing to use the heater all night. The sun setting 30 minutes later☀️ And Parker can run free all day long🐶 What're you feeling happy about today?☺️
My last official day working at the UNO Childcare Center was last week! I only started crying at the Christmas program on Saturday 😭😭 #unoccc #unomaha #grateful #preschoollife
My last official day working at the UNO Childcare Center was last week! I only started crying at the Christmas program on Saturday 😭😭 #unoccc  #unomaha  #grateful  #preschoollife 
I want this moment of freedom back. when this picture was taken, I was deep in my eating disorder. but, for that singular moment, I felt a breath of freedom ➕ possibility ➕ lightness. in therapy this morning, we talked a lot about me feeling frustrated that I continue to engage in behaviors and use the eating disorder to cope with and numb emotions; that, although I didn’t think my life would look like this at 29, I am terrified to stop because I don’t know how to or what I will be left with. my therapist, in her infinite wisdom (and with one of her trademark food puns) posited the idea that if, presented with a choice between a fork or chopsticks, I’d probably pick a fork because it’s what I know how to use and am comfortable with. I think it’s a great analogy, in a way - I pick the eating disorder (or, the eating disorder convincing me I’m picking it but I don’t actually have a choice. tbd), and the idea of not engaging in behaviors is so foreign that I’m not picking it. essentially, she’s asking me to take a leap of faith and pick the chopsticks, even though I might not know how to use them ➕ they will be messy ➕ complicated ➕ confusing ➕ counterintuitive. I told her that it feels like I’m being asked to use chopsticks, but that I have no hands. I do not know how to let go because I’m scared. I’m scared because I don’t know how to let go. I want that moment of freedom back; I want my hands released and untied and able to use the chopsticks. #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #EDrecovery #edwarrior #lifewithouted #anorexia #selfharmrecovery #anorexiarecovery #beatingeatingdisorders #OSFED  #recoverywarrior #projectheal #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #vulnerability #shame #surviving #findyourtribe #progressnotperfection #memoriesovermacros #selfcompassion #therapysession #TWLOHA #hopeisreal #NEDA #iamhertribe #lightinthedarkness #transformationtuesday #findingfreedom
I want this moment of freedom back. when this picture was taken, I was deep in my eating disorder. but, for that singular moment, I felt a breath of freedom ➕ possibility ➕ lightness. in therapy this morning, we talked a lot about me feeling frustrated that I continue to engage in behaviors and use the eating disorder to cope with and numb emotions; that, although I didn’t think my life would look like this at 29, I am terrified to stop because I don’t know how to or what I will be left with. my therapist, in her infinite wisdom (and with one of her trademark food puns) posited the idea that if, presented with a choice between a fork or chopsticks, I’d probably pick a fork because it’s what I know how to use and am comfortable with. I think it’s a great analogy, in a way - I pick the eating disorder (or, the eating disorder convincing me I’m picking it but I don’t actually have a choice. tbd), and the idea of not engaging in behaviors is so foreign that I’m not picking it. essentially, she’s asking me to take a leap of faith and pick the chopsticks, even though I might not know how to use them ➕ they will be messy ➕ complicated ➕ confusing ➕ counterintuitive. I told her that it feels like I’m being asked to use chopsticks, but that I have no hands. I do not know how to let go because I’m scared. I’m scared because I don’t know how to let go. I want that moment of freedom back; I want my hands released and untied and able to use the chopsticks. #eatingdisorder  #eatingdisorderrecovery  #EDrecovery  #edwarrior  #lifewithouted  #anorexia  #selfharmrecovery  #anorexiarecovery  #beatingeatingdisorders  #OSFED  #recoverywarrior  #projectheal  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #vulnerability  #shame  #surviving  #findyourtribe  #progressnotperfection  #memoriesovermacros  #selfcompassion  #therapysession  #TWLOHA  #hopeisreal  #NEDA  #iamhertribe  #lightinthedarkness  #transformationtuesday  #findingfreedom 
"Herstorytime" was started by @HeldineA to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity.
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We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project here!
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#herstorytime
"Herstorytime" was started by @HeldineA to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity. . We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project here! . #herstorytime 
I started a devised theatre project called "Herstorytime" to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity.
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We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project @herstorytime!
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#herstorytime #HeldineActs
I started a devised theatre project called "Herstorytime" to share more stories about the female experience. It seems necessary because we are still striving for equality and advocating to end sexual violence. The stories are created, written, and performed by diverse women, ranging from raunchy and hilarious to gut-wrenching and heart-felt. A portion of the show proceeds will be donated to a female-supporting charity. . We need your help raising the funds to produce the show. If you support equality and ending sexual violence, please check out the GoFundMe link in my profile, donate what you can, and spread the word. 💝 You can also follow the project @herstorytime! . #herstorytime  #HeldineActs 
I don’t post a lot of gym selfies. Partly because it’s hard AF to take them with people everywhere AND partly because I still have a lot of shame around my body. 
I’ve worked hella hard for those baby abs and this body. Yet some days, I look at her and think I have too much fat, too many scars, wrinkles, grey hairs, cellulite - whatever. 
But at the end of the day, this body has gotten me through some of the hardest days of my life and it can do some miraculous things. It’s strong as hell, and gets stronger by the day. And I’m gonna love her and be patient with her, and practice being kind to her ❤️
I don’t post a lot of gym selfies. Partly because it’s hard AF to take them with people everywhere AND partly because I still have a lot of shame around my body. I’ve worked hella hard for those baby abs and this body. Yet some days, I look at her and think I have too much fat, too many scars, wrinkles, grey hairs, cellulite - whatever. But at the end of the day, this body has gotten me through some of the hardest days of my life and it can do some miraculous things. It’s strong as hell, and gets stronger by the day. And I’m gonna love her and be patient with her, and practice being kind to her ❤️
Wash your hands all you want but you’ll never rid your body of bacteria— and it’s actually better if you don’t. We have microorganisms all over our body, from our skin, to our mouth, to our guts. These little guys are essential to our survival and may even be running the show more than our brains do. .
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More to come on this subject. In the meantime, have you heard of the microbiome? What questions do you have about it?
Wash your hands all you want but you’ll never rid your body of bacteria— and it’s actually better if you don’t. We have microorganisms all over our body, from our skin, to our mouth, to our guts. These little guys are essential to our survival and may even be running the show more than our brains do. . . More to come on this subject. In the meantime, have you heard of the microbiome? What questions do you have about it?
Sending love ❤️
Let your heart break daily. 
In conversation. 
Over song lyrics. 
During the pause right before the sun rises. 
While you’re sipping coffee + looking into the eyes of someone talking about something they love. 
For it’s when we break a little - we come alive. 
It’s in the space of feeling, we get to expand. 
And it’s here, in our vulnerability and openness, 
we step into out greatest selves. - #IAMHERTRIBE
#ksjushaslifestyle 📷:@nikolaywedfoto
Sending love ❤️ Let your heart break daily. In conversation. Over song lyrics. During the pause right before the sun rises. While you’re sipping coffee + looking into the eyes of someone talking about something they love. For it’s when we break a little - we come alive. It’s in the space of feeling, we get to expand. And it’s here, in our vulnerability and openness, we step into out greatest selves. - #IAMHERTRIBE  #ksjushaslifestyle  📷:@nikolaywedfoto
🖤you so much!!! HBD beautiful soul. We have so many photos it’s hard to pick just 10!!!!. #sisterhood #iamhertribe #imtheluckyone #wehavefun
This may not look hella pretty, but it’s damn delicious. It’s a #whole30 beef fajita mix on top of mashed sweet potato with some cherry tomatoes (I was too lazy to make salsa). And it’s warm and delicious and nourishing. And it’s basically all I wanted this morning 💪🏼
This may not look hella pretty, but it’s damn delicious. It’s a #whole30  beef fajita mix on top of mashed sweet potato with some cherry tomatoes (I was too lazy to make salsa). And it’s warm and delicious and nourishing. And it’s basically all I wanted this morning 💪🏼
This book ♥️ #IAmHerTribe #feedyourmind
My heart continues to crack open with gratitude. Thank you @teaathenrys for the gorgeous gift,  I love your tea canister and @typoflora bag and very special body powder and oil from @aromatics22 and a book I have been crushing on for sometime @iamhertribe ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #iamhertribe #aromatics #botanicals #tea #womensupportingwomen #rise
My heart continues to crack open with gratitude. Thank you @teaathenrys for the gorgeous gift, I love your tea canister and @typoflora bag and very special body powder and oil from @aromatics22 and a book I have been crushing on for sometime @iamhertribe ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #iamhertribe  #aromatics  #botanicals  #tea  #womensupportingwomen  #rise 
Let yourself shine! ✨✨♥️ Thank you @danielledoby for your beautiful words.
Let yourself shine! ✨✨♥️ Thank you @danielledoby for your beautiful words.
Goodbye to the things I’m leaving with 26. Thank you for the lessons - I hope I’ve learned them so that we can skip the repeat during my 27th. Here’s to being blessed with another birthday in an hour 🥂✨
Goodbye to the things I’m leaving with 26. Thank you for the lessons - I hope I’ve learned them so that we can skip the repeat during my 27th. Here’s to being blessed with another birthday in an hour 🥂✨
Here is a picture of me nerding out about how cool trees are to my friend Nathalie @cedar.stream. I think I want to start sharing more on nature therapy with you guys, as it’s been an interest of mine for a while.
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Having access to nature is statistically significant for impacting both physical and mental health. And you don’t have to be some hobbit that lives in a forest to see these benefits. You just have to have a few trees on your block. A study in London found that residents of streets with more trees had fewer prescriptions for antidepressants. Another study in Toronto showed that having 10 more trees on a city block can make residents feel richer and younger. Some food for thought.
Here is a picture of me nerding out about how cool trees are to my friend Nathalie @cedar.stream. I think I want to start sharing more on nature therapy with you guys, as it’s been an interest of mine for a while. • Having access to nature is statistically significant for impacting both physical and mental health. And you don’t have to be some hobbit that lives in a forest to see these benefits. You just have to have a few trees on your block. A study in London found that residents of streets with more trees had fewer prescriptions for antidepressants. Another study in Toronto showed that having 10 more trees on a city block can make residents feel richer and younger. Some food for thought.
Wiggle a little more, worry a little less. Free your mind and body. Its better than keeping them in chains. Appreciate yourself. That’s all I gotta say. 🌙💫
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Days 9 & 10 of #25daysofbuti // Poses: Ardha Chandrasana Variation (Half Moon) + Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)
Wiggle a little more, worry a little less. Free your mind and body. Its better than keeping them in chains. Appreciate yourself. That’s all I gotta say. 🌙💫 . . . . . Days 9 & 10 of #25daysofbuti  // Poses: Ardha Chandrasana Variation (Half Moon) + Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge)
As style icon Iris Apfel once said, "If your hair is done and you're wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything..."
As style icon Iris Apfel once said, "If your hair is done and you're wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything..."
this is something really, really hard for me to wrap my mind around. do I “suffer from” an eating disorder, or do I “live with” one? do I give the eating disorder even more power than it already has and feel like a victim, or do I accept that mental health and mental illnesses are something I live WITH? these are the big questions that don’t get talked about enough, and I honestly don’t think it’s just a matter of semantics. on the days where I feel like I’m drowning, it feels like I’m suffering. but on the days where it seems like I am taking the right baby steps, it seems like something I live with. but, I’m cautious to say “live with,” because does that imply that it’s something that won’t ever go away? is full recovery even possible? and in a similar vein, if it’s something I suffer FROM, does that mean my pain is gone when the behaviors are gone? I have no answers ➕ no clarity, but I do have gratitude for my sis @audreyhigham for standing by me on the path from suffering to living and back around again. and thanks to @purelypaola for creating this graphic. #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #EDrecovery #edwarrior #lifewithouted #anorexia #bulimia #selfharmrecovery #anorexiarecovery #beatingeatingdisorders #OSFED  #recoverywarrior #projectheal #findinghope #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #vulnerability #shame #surviving #findyourtribe #trusttheprocess #selfcompassion #peopleneedotherpeople #TWLOHA #hopeisreal #NEDA #iamhertribe #lightinthedarkness #motivationmonday
this is something really, really hard for me to wrap my mind around. do I “suffer from” an eating disorder, or do I “live with” one? do I give the eating disorder even more power than it already has and feel like a victim, or do I accept that mental health and mental illnesses are something I live WITH? these are the big questions that don’t get talked about enough, and I honestly don’t think it’s just a matter of semantics. on the days where I feel like I’m drowning, it feels like I’m suffering. but on the days where it seems like I am taking the right baby steps, it seems like something I live with. but, I’m cautious to say “live with,” because does that imply that it’s something that won’t ever go away? is full recovery even possible? and in a similar vein, if it’s something I suffer FROM, does that mean my pain is gone when the behaviors are gone? I have no answers ➕ no clarity, but I do have gratitude for my sis @audreyhigham for standing by me on the path from suffering to living and back around again. and thanks to @purelypaola for creating this graphic. #eatingdisorder  #eatingdisorderrecovery  #EDrecovery  #edwarrior  #lifewithouted  #anorexia  #bulimia  #selfharmrecovery  #anorexiarecovery  #beatingeatingdisorders  #OSFED  #recoverywarrior  #projectheal  #findinghope  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #vulnerability  #shame  #surviving  #findyourtribe  #trusttheprocess  #selfcompassion  #peopleneedotherpeople  #TWLOHA  #hopeisreal  #NEDA  #iamhertribe  #lightinthedarkness  #motivationmonday 
I think our 20s are the biggest decade of feeling transient so I want to know, what does home mean to you? (P.S. I’m going to be in Minnesota in 18 days eeeeeeee!!)
I think our 20s are the biggest decade of feeling transient so I want to know, what does home mean to you? (P.S. I’m going to be in Minnesota in 18 days eeeeeeee!!)
“Someone told me there’s a girl out there ... with love in her eyes ... and flowers in her hair.” - Led Zeppelin .
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#traveltocheers #seeitthroughselsi #shetravels #ledzepplin #oahuhawaii #cromwells #findyourbeach #adventuresoutthere #wander_mag #flowersinherhair #loveinhereyes #alohalove #livealoha #hakulei #sofetravel #unearthwomen #thisis31 #sanlorenzobikinis #happyheart #hawaiilove #lovelovetravel #dametravel #iamhertribe #hawaiianairlines
“Someone told me there’s a girl out there ... with love in her eyes ... and flowers in her hair.” - Led Zeppelin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . #traveltocheers  #seeitthroughselsi  #shetravels  #ledzepplin  #oahuhawaii  #cromwells  #findyourbeach  #adventuresoutthere  #wander_mag  #flowersinherhair  #loveinhereyes  #alohalove  #livealoha  #hakulei  #sofetravel  #unearthwomen  #thisis31  #sanlorenzobikinis  #happyheart  #hawaiilove  #lovelovetravel  #dametravel  #iamhertribe  #hawaiianairlines 
COMING SOON! 2•2019
COMING SOON! 2•2019
COMING SOON! 2•2019
COMING SOON! 2•2019
COMING SOON! 2•2019
COMING SOON! 2•2019
M O N D A Y // Today is your day to create whatever it is that you desire. Today, it’s your choice to decide that you will no longer let yourself settle for anything less than you are worth.
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Because you are NOT stuck, and you are NOT a victim to your circumstances.
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If you’re ok with just floating by in mediocrity, you do you. But if you know in your heart that you are worthy of something more, today is your day to start to make a change.
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And that change starts by getting your mind right, and your energy right.
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When you align your energetic vibration with JOY, PASSION, and EXCITEMENT, you align with your highest potential.
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That’s when you align with the part of you that knows that you are worthy of a life beyond your wildest dreams. The part of you that knows it’s about the journey not the destination. The part of you that knows it’s THIS or SOMETHING BETTER.
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Let today be the day you make the change.
M O N D A Y // Today is your day to create whatever it is that you desire. Today, it’s your choice to decide that you will no longer let yourself settle for anything less than you are worth. . Because you are NOT stuck, and you are NOT a victim to your circumstances. . If you’re ok with just floating by in mediocrity, you do you. But if you know in your heart that you are worthy of something more, today is your day to start to make a change. . And that change starts by getting your mind right, and your energy right. . When you align your energetic vibration with JOY, PASSION, and EXCITEMENT, you align with your highest potential. . That’s when you align with the part of you that knows that you are worthy of a life beyond your wildest dreams. The part of you that knows it’s about the journey not the destination. The part of you that knows it’s THIS or SOMETHING BETTER. . Let today be the day you make the change.
THIS. 
I am struggling right now. I eat well. I exercise. I’m focusing on improving my sleep. 
But the fact of the matter is : 2018 broke me apart, and I’m still healing. I’m still processing. And man that shit hurts. 
Mental health is just as important as all the other things we do to support our wellness. And it’s something that needs to be talked about more.
THIS. I am struggling right now. I eat well. I exercise. I’m focusing on improving my sleep. But the fact of the matter is : 2018 broke me apart, and I’m still healing. I’m still processing. And man that shit hurts. Mental health is just as important as all the other things we do to support our wellness. And it’s something that needs to be talked about more.
One would assume these two things come hand in hand. But with food culture and marketing playing such a heavy role in our lives, how do we go against the norm and not feel limited?
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With social media playing a heavy influence in today’s world and people being easily susceptible to messages, it’s no wonder eating disorders like Orthorexia are so prevalent. Having had personal experience with this disease, I constantly feel like I’m walking a fine line between two things: health and mental happiness. .
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Instagram bombards us with fad diets. It also bombards is with self-love and intuitive eating. Yet, being someone who has suffered from an eating disorder AND currently suffers from health issues that are exacerbated by my diet, I find myself at a crossroads. .
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I manage this dilemma but only because I have chosen to make a career out of these fields. For everyone else, it saddens me that this is a struggle. It’s as if we have to choose foods that make us “happy”/social creatures and eating for our health. In America’s culture, those two things just don’t seem to go together. .
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There are definitely people who can manage both— and I sometimes envy them. But for the rest of the population, I feel this is a huge social issue that is widely ignored.
One would assume these two things come hand in hand. But with food culture and marketing playing such a heavy role in our lives, how do we go against the norm and not feel limited? . . With social media playing a heavy influence in today’s world and people being easily susceptible to messages, it’s no wonder eating disorders like Orthorexia are so prevalent. Having had personal experience with this disease, I constantly feel like I’m walking a fine line between two things: health and mental happiness. . . Instagram bombards us with fad diets. It also bombards is with self-love and intuitive eating. Yet, being someone who has suffered from an eating disorder AND currently suffers from health issues that are exacerbated by my diet, I find myself at a crossroads. . . I manage this dilemma but only because I have chosen to make a career out of these fields. For everyone else, it saddens me that this is a struggle. It’s as if we have to choose foods that make us “happy”/social creatures and eating for our health. In America’s culture, those two things just don’t seem to go together. . . There are definitely people who can manage both— and I sometimes envy them. But for the rest of the population, I feel this is a huge social issue that is widely ignored.
How beautiful is it to be seen?
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When was the last time you felt like someone wasn’t just looking at you  for what you could offer them but looking through your shell at your soul, your spirit, who you truly are?
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A friend of mine gifted me this card because it called my name. When I teach I almost always remind people of their worth—these days we live in a world ravaged by technology it is easy to get lost in comparisons.
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So to my beloved friends and family, and in this very moment to you, @rhymeswith_acasia , thank you for seeing me. 👁
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#kayzingarayoga #blackyogis #blackgirlmagic #blackgirls #melanin #supportblackowned #supportblackwomen #supportblackownedbusinesses #blackgirlyoga #mentalhealth #empoweringwomen #iamenough #iamworthy #iamhertribe #yoga #yogis #lotus #blackempowerment #namaste #oelngatikameie
How beautiful is it to be seen? 👁 When was the last time you felt like someone wasn’t just looking at you for what you could offer them but looking through your shell at your soul, your spirit, who you truly are? 👁 A friend of mine gifted me this card because it called my name. When I teach I almost always remind people of their worth—these days we live in a world ravaged by technology it is easy to get lost in comparisons. 👁 So to my beloved friends and family, and in this very moment to you, @rhymeswith_acasia , thank you for seeing me. 👁 . 📸: @carmela.jade.yoga . . . #kayzingarayoga  #blackyogis  #blackgirlmagic  #blackgirls  #melanin  #supportblackowned  #supportblackwomen  #supportblackownedbusinesses  #blackgirlyoga  #mentalhealth  #empoweringwomen  #iamenough  #iamworthy  #iamhertribe  #yoga  #yogis  #lotus  #blackempowerment  #namaste  #oelngatikameie 
Ever since we got back from Mexico this fall, life has been a little weird. There’s been a lot of good and a lot of healing, but there’s also been a lot of stirring. Deep down I’ve known I needed to make a change for some time, but just didn’t want to.

So, like any responsible adult, I pouted. I whined. I talked about how unfair things were. Then in the same sentence I would string together words to sound empowered and like I was sure of what was ahead. I was trying to motivate myself out of a funk. I carried out some of my responsible adult habits mentioned above and added some of the classic “emotion numbing” ones. For me this is Netflix, mindless scrolling, sleeping way too much, and avoiding real truth at all cost.

Here’s the thing—I know all the things I need to do to feel cared for, but I refuse to do them. I’ve read all the books, articles, etc. I know all about “5-4-3-2-1-Launch!” Method, the importance of “do it anyway” even when we don’t want to and the “you’re worth the time” spiel. But there is still something holding me back.

I decided to call myself out. I talked to a friend who is also a wellness coach and signed myself up. For the next 12 weeks I will meet with her to figure out why so many important habits I believe in and encourage others to do just won’t take root for me. This is going to get really raw because I know part of the problem is I don’t believe I’m worth the sacrifice of time to do things just for myself.

That’s a really hard thing to admit, especially when I have an incredible support system that wants me to take care of myself.

So here goes nothing.
Ever since we got back from Mexico this fall, life has been a little weird. There’s been a lot of good and a lot of healing, but there’s also been a lot of stirring. Deep down I’ve known I needed to make a change for some time, but just didn’t want to. So, like any responsible adult, I pouted. I whined. I talked about how unfair things were. Then in the same sentence I would string together words to sound empowered and like I was sure of what was ahead. I was trying to motivate myself out of a funk. I carried out some of my responsible adult habits mentioned above and added some of the classic “emotion numbing” ones. For me this is Netflix, mindless scrolling, sleeping way too much, and avoiding real truth at all cost. Here’s the thing—I know all the things I need to do to feel cared for, but I refuse to do them. I’ve read all the books, articles, etc. I know all about “5-4-3-2-1-Launch!” Method, the importance of “do it anyway” even when we don’t want to and the “you’re worth the time” spiel. But there is still something holding me back. I decided to call myself out. I talked to a friend who is also a wellness coach and signed myself up. For the next 12 weeks I will meet with her to figure out why so many important habits I believe in and encourage others to do just won’t take root for me. This is going to get really raw because I know part of the problem is I don’t believe I’m worth the sacrifice of time to do things just for myself. That’s a really hard thing to admit, especially when I have an incredible support system that wants me to take care of myself. So here goes nothing.
This. Do not rush yourself. Do not minimize your life. No matter what they say, or your inner critic, say to you.✨ #MondayMantra
#endofyearvibes
#lifeonpurpose
#livethislife
#bethechange
#selfgrowth
#iamhertribe
#2019
Ohhhh the good o’l days of hurrying to make a snack during commercial breaks🤷‍♀️. When my niece was three, she looked at me during a commercial and said, “this is RIDICULOUS”🤣🤣🤣 If only she knew that was my life for 20 years 🤦🏼‍♀️ Do you remember this time? What were some of your favorite throwback shows? Mine were Saved by the Bell, 7th Heaven and Felicity 😍 Tell me three of yours below 👇🏻
Ohhhh the good o’l days of hurrying to make a snack during commercial breaks🤷‍♀️. When my niece was three, she looked at me during a commercial and said, “this is RIDICULOUS”🤣🤣🤣 If only she knew that was my life for 20 years 🤦🏼‍♀️ Do you remember this time? What were some of your favorite throwback shows? Mine were Saved by the Bell, 7th Heaven and Felicity 😍 Tell me three of yours below 👇🏻
Happy Monday! Looking at the week ahead with a clear mind and a clean slate. Let's conquer the world and our to-do lists together, you got this. Especially in heels 🖤
Happy Monday! Looking at the week ahead with a clear mind and a clean slate. Let's conquer the world and our to-do lists together, you got this. Especially in heels 🖤
I’m still waiting for the breakthrough. I’ve got the breakdown down pat, especially as of late. I keep thinking I can’t break anymore; that I’m finally at the end of my rope. But then I break again ➕ again ➕ again, and I feel so much shame for being confused and angry and sad that it keeps happening over and over and over again. and mixed in with that shame and confusion and anger sadness is a ringingly empty feeling of relief. relief that I’m still broken, because it confirms what I believe about myself. relief that I “know what’s coming,” because even though eating disorders are absolute hell, at least they’re familiar. and I keep waiting for the time when my breakdown(s) will finally be coupled with a breakthrough; when my downward spirals will rise once again. I’m working ➕ I’m waiting ➕ I’m trying ➕ I’m giving up. this is messy and exhausting and maddening and perplexing. I’m still waiting for the breakthrough.  #EDrecovery #edwarrior #lifewithouted #anorexia #bulimia #selfharmrecovery #anorexiarecovery #beatingeatingdisorders #OSFED  #recoverywarrior #projectheal #findinghope #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #vulnerability #shame #deepbreaths #findyourtribe #lovethemhard #trusttheprocess #selfcompassion #peopleneedotherpeople #TWLOHA #hopeisreal #wewillbethehopeful #iamhertribe #lightinthedarkness
I’m still waiting for the breakthrough. I’ve got the breakdown down pat, especially as of late. I keep thinking I can’t break anymore; that I’m finally at the end of my rope. But then I break again ➕ again ➕ again, and I feel so much shame for being confused and angry and sad that it keeps happening over and over and over again. and mixed in with that shame and confusion and anger sadness is a ringingly empty feeling of relief. relief that I’m still broken, because it confirms what I believe about myself. relief that I “know what’s coming,” because even though eating disorders are absolute hell, at least they’re familiar. and I keep waiting for the time when my breakdown(s) will finally be coupled with a breakthrough; when my downward spirals will rise once again. I’m working ➕ I’m waiting ➕ I’m trying ➕ I’m giving up. this is messy and exhausting and maddening and perplexing. I’m still waiting for the breakthrough. #EDrecovery  #edwarrior  #lifewithouted  #anorexia  #bulimia  #selfharmrecovery  #anorexiarecovery  #beatingeatingdisorders  #OSFED  #recoverywarrior  #projectheal  #findinghope  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness  #vulnerability  #shame  #deepbreaths  #findyourtribe  #lovethemhard  #trusttheprocess  #selfcompassion  #peopleneedotherpeople  #TWLOHA  #hopeisreal  #wewillbethehopeful  #iamhertribe  #lightinthedarkness 
Special Friends Baking Extravaganza 20 | 18 .
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Two kids, 45 mile drive, new jobs & houses; won’t stop our traditions.
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❤️ you, Schuur’s!
Special Friends Baking Extravaganza 20 | 18 . . Two kids, 45 mile drive, new jobs & houses; won’t stop our traditions. . ❤️ you, Schuur’s!
KEARA IS HERE-A!!!
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Alternate caption: Somehow Minnesota friends make Seattle feel SO much more like home.
KEARA IS HERE-A!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alternate caption: Somehow Minnesota friends make Seattle feel SO much more like home.
This this this! 🧀 Easier said than done, but SO important especially as a teaching student. 👩‍🏫 We have so many professors and mentor teachers evaluating us. It can be tough to not take everything personally AND to realize that it’s okay to disagree with these opinions. I honestly don’t think I would have been able to handle all this 10 years ago so maybe it’s better I took so long to figure out my career. 🤷‍♀️ PS I finished my final paper and oh em gee this semester is over!!! Up next: student teaching!! 🎉🎉 #sundaythoughts #amandagoesbacktoschool #unomaha #collegeofeducation 📷: @jennakutcher
This this this! 🧀 Easier said than done, but SO important especially as a teaching student. 👩‍🏫 We have so many professors and mentor teachers evaluating us. It can be tough to not take everything personally AND to realize that it’s okay to disagree with these opinions. I honestly don’t think I would have been able to handle all this 10 years ago so maybe it’s better I took so long to figure out my career. 🤷‍♀️ PS I finished my final paper and oh em gee this semester is over!!! Up next: student teaching!! 🎉🎉 #sundaythoughts  #amandagoesbacktoschool  #unomaha  #collegeofeducation  📷: @jennakutcher
Fell in love with your words of wisdom💕
@danielledoby #iamhertribe
Fell in love with your words of wisdom💕 @danielledoby #iamhertribe 
A little night time reading. This one goes out to ALL my lady loves 💗💕💗💕 thank you @kelseyjeannne for my book 😘 #startyourweekwithlove #love #women #iamhertribe
I’m just gonna leave this right here 😭😭❤️ Got to snuggle our puppies litter yesterday and omggggggggggg, my heart was exploding❤️❤️❤️ 6 weeks and counting!! #goldensofinstagram #englishcreamgoldenretriever
I’m just gonna leave this right here 😭😭❤️ Got to snuggle our puppies litter yesterday and omggggggggggg, my heart was exploding❤️❤️❤️ 6 weeks and counting!! #goldensofinstagram  #englishcreamgoldenretriever 
Day 9: Shadow
I always think that this is the year that the old stories will permanently be washed away and I will experience a new found freedom in my body and the heart. The truth is, I may never fully release them. That the growth that I seek in life comes not from ease but from the confrontation & examination of my shadows. The comfort in this comes from the souls that I surround myself with & the inspiration and encouragement I receive from watching them stand side by side with their heartache, disappointment, grief, shame and bravely take small steps ahead. “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light” #ramdass

#decemberreflections2018 #iamhertribe #strongasamothersummit #selflove #darkness  #yogaheals @susannahconway @fierce_calm
Day 9: Shadow I always think that this is the year that the old stories will permanently be washed away and I will experience a new found freedom in my body and the heart. The truth is, I may never fully release them. That the growth that I seek in life comes not from ease but from the confrontation & examination of my shadows. The comfort in this comes from the souls that I surround myself with & the inspiration and encouragement I receive from watching them stand side by side with their heartache, disappointment, grief, shame and bravely take small steps ahead. “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light” #ramdass  #decemberreflections2018  #iamhertribe  #strongasamothersummit  #selflove  #darkness  #yogaheals  @susannahconway @fierce_calm