I was crying 2 hours before this picture.
Upset I don’t look a certain way
That I’m not as sophisticated as some or fashionable
That my stomach is “huge”
And that I feel like my negative thoughts are real. .
I’m not ashamed of sharing this
I’m not afraid to share my emotions
I am afraid of others feeling this way and believing it’s true.
Because to those of us who go through these waves of up and downs, We can’t explain it.
We are frustrated it’s happening.
And what can we do about it?
We need to talk and listen.
Who’s here with me?! 🤗
After some awesome discussions with @phoenixpowerlifting owner Dave, we are delighted and humbled to announce that @mentalhealthmuscle will be the headlining donation partner at the Armageddon Fundraising Competition! ⚒⚒⚒
When? DECEMBER 2nd
Time? 10.30am start
Where? Phoenix Powerlifting (DN14 0BS)
Both males and female categories all lifting to IPF Rules!
Spectators £2.50 (which includes 1 line of raffle tickets) Extra tickets available at £1 per strip!
Food will be served all day, bacon butty to English breakfast to Sunday carvery!
We will have representatives there on the day with a stall next to the amazing Valhalla Strength team!
Go get along and support the competitors and support the amazing cause of raising awareness of Mental Health in the local community! 🖤🙏🏻🧠
Huge thanks to Dave and the team at Valhalla Strength for supporting us at this event! Huge love and thanks again!
While I’ve always been an anxious person ever since I was a little girl, hormonal imbalance, a stressful nursing job, and working nightshifts has really amplified this for me.
New studies have shown that millennials are the most anxious generation yet, and not-so-new studies have shown that women tend to be more anxious and stressed than men when put in similar situations as men. I’m an advocate when it comes to equality, but hormonally, men and women are not equal.
Work, debt, bills, perfectionism, etc. Seem to weigh heavier on me than they ever have, and I know I’m not alone.
Up on the blog #periodtalk today I’ve shared 5 tips that I use to support feminine health despite a stressful lifestyle. See profile for link
What is everyone else doing to help them adapt to the busy, high stress world we live in? Comment below, Let’s help each other out!
I know it’s hard to make change and doing things that are out of your ‘comfort zone’ are not easy. ‘Comfort Zone’ = a place or situation where you feel safe or without stress.
The funny thing is, the things that scare us or make us most nervous are often the things that are most worth doing.
When I decided to leave my reliable teaching job so that I could follow my dream of starting my own online school, I was terrified of the unknown. However, I didn’t let that stop me because...
“You’ll never learn to fly if you’re afraid to make that first jump.” . 🚀✈️🚀 Here I am, 1 year later and I’m about to open my school doors! This is all because I had the belief that, “I can MAKE IT HAPPEN!!” . 🌟🌈🌟 Today I’m SOOOO excited to share with you that it really is actually happening!!! . 🎉 Hooray 🎉
My 6 week English speaking fluency course is opening for enrolment!! .
👏🏻 Yay!!! If you’d like to learn more about it and see if it’s the right course for you, click on the link in my bio to schedule a 15 minute chat with me ❤️.
People are often asking what would be the most valuable advice I’d share with them. They are plenty and it’s hard to chose just one, but what changed my life is this one:
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART.
I often used to give into a practicality, and did things only because it was expected. When my heart wasn’t in it, it felt like I was cheating on myself. I stayed in the wrong relationship. I stayed in the job I didn’t like that much. I did many things that were what was expected, but not what I wanted. What a waste.
I don’t want to cheat on myself. I want to soar. I want to fly. I’m enjoying my life exactly because I learnt how to get what fulfils me. Writing. Coaching. Teaching.
I AM HAPPY... and that all because I’m what resonates with me, I’m living life that’s what I’ve always dreamt about and it doesn’t feel like I have to do things. I’m not compromising on my vision and my goals. No negotiable.
So - WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART..
📞And if you feel like you’re trapped as well (job, relationship) and that you could (and you should!) get what you crave for, just don’t know how and are damn scared and doubting yourself -> Go to my BiO. Click on the link you find there. Get yourself a free consultation with me. You can have anything in your life once you start acting upon it. Want to see? Try for yourself.
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A couple of days previous to my latest visit to Grand Teton National Park, I had read the devastating article of this young sow having to be euthanized. Unfortunately, some folks made the horrible decision to feed her straight out of their vehicle.
To whomever may not already know, feeding a wild animal will one way or another lead to their death. Either they become dependent on humans to feed them or associate us with food and approach folks, obviously leaving them in danger.
The National Park Service does a phenomenal job keeping the parks clean and protected. Let us please start to do ours! Let's talk,share and educate one another on this issue and put this naive behavior to rest! Let's call for higher "penalties" for those who won't respect these creatures.
Seems everyone wants to blame social media for these beautiful places becoming more and more visited. Meanwhile, contributing to their own feed. The problem isn't sharing or inspiring one another to get out and see the world. The "problem" is lack of knowledge , communication and compassion. The answer is to teach one another how to treat these pristine locations we seek to explore and cherish the reasons that brought us here! Respecting all of Mother Earth and her creatures, humans alike. When we visit different areas, cities, states, countries and cultures please respect them and the local rules or beliefs. 🙏
I’ve been asked a million times.. HOW DO I FIND THE RIGHT ESTHETICIAN FOR ME? •
Here are MY 5 rules on finding yourself your soulmate esthetician! •
1. First an esthetician should conduct a consultation discussing your current at-home skin-care regimen and what products you’re using before they perform any treatment. You should also talk about any allergies, and what procedures you’ve had done previously. Give the esthetician as much information as possible to ensure the products or procedures they use and recommend will not irritate your skin. 🙅🏽
2. When visiting the spa notice the appearance. Is it a clean, and relaxing environment? Look for a license that is displayed openly in the spa and always look at the products that are used during your treatment and being sold for retail. Are they high-quality, reputable brands that you can trust?❤️
3. You should also pay attention to the appearance and attitude of the esthetician. Do they make you feel comfortable and relaxed? Do they answer all of your questions and communicate to you what they are doing during treatment? It’s also important for you to ask a few of your own questions. Ask questions on various treatments, especially those you plan on having done. They should know what you’re talking about and be able to explain it to you thoroughly!💁🏼
4. The easiest way to start your search is by asking your friends for recommendations. But, if you decide to look on the web first, check out review sites like Yelp! 👯
5. Your aesthetician should ultimately make you feel safe and comfortable. Everyone’s skin is different, and until they invent an end-all be-all product to help with all of our individual problems, it's nice to know that there are pros out there to make our skin-care journey just a little easier.💆🏽
Or you can always give me a call ❤️ (503)878-3612
We realized that people generally don’t talk to other people they don’t know. Let’s be more social! Beammit helps break the ice. Learn a little bit about people nearby, and have a conversation with someone new.
Have you ever thought "Id love to try that Herbalife but there is no way I could afford it!"? Well believe me that it is afordable plus if this is still to much or you would like to save even more then just talk to me! I have options for you! You have to eat so why not make sure its full of nutrition!
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! 🌞 Alright ladies, let’s talk. You are BEAUTIFUL!!! 💯 You are divine feminine energy, you are powerful!
I preach living a healthy lifestyle, I believe it is so important to exercise for a healthy body and mind. Although know this, obsessing over what society believes is a “perfect” body and comparing yourself to others is a waste of your valuable time and energy. It is hurtful to the beautiful body you have. We all come in different shapes and sizes, stunning in our own way. Yes, please stay active for your health but remember you are more then just your thighs. You have an amazing brain and heart to contribute to the world. ✨💖🧘🏽♀️
To the girl who just wants to feel good about herself: I used to be you. Some days I still struggle. 🖤
You have to understand that you have more power than you think you do. You are the captain of your ship, you just need the right crew to help you get where you want to go. 😘 🖤
Let’s conquer the world, girl. Because you were made for more than what you believe.
Get ready for the Let’s Talk public art exhibition and campaign to get people talking about mental health, at Paddington from 29 October to 10 November.
Photographer @charlieclift interviewed 17 people, including Alastair Campbell and Bryony Gordon about their experiences of mental illness which were then painted on their faces by @kateforrester999 before being photographed for all to see. The final photographs were created to encourage everyone to talk about their own experiences.
@Lets_Talk_UK @BritishLand #PaddingtonCentral#Paddington#London#letstalk#designforlife#exhibition
#letstalk Sometimes we just float through life never deciding or imagining what our future will look like. If we never imagine or visualize or plan our success then how will we know when we have reached it?? 🤔🤔⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Have you seen this lady’s face all over social media recently?
Well here’s the deal.... She’s a BIG DEAL & YOU want to read this👇🏼 💕meet Beth. Beth Moyer is a former financial analyst & accountant from Nike- she worked closely with the management teams in the Jordan brand before leaving in April 2017. She started her skincare business 4 years ago while she was still working with Nike! ✨Beth’s words:
A) I met a former Nike coworker and ran into some others while on the Nike campus and learned that one of the guys, who is a super-smart guy in Nike strategy, left for Estée Lauder. He told my coworker that Lauder’s BIGGEST strategy problem right now is HOW TO DEAL W/ RODAN + FIELDS stealing their market share.
B) At a corporate event the other night in Portland, a sales director who came from Estée Lauder a few months ago said that just before she left Lauder, she attended a corporate event for the top sales executives. She said they are basically trying to figure out our model and HOW THEY CAN ADJUST THEIR BUSINESS because they are freaking out.
MY POINT: Estée Lauder has been around for 80+ years and owns MANY of the brands we all know. We are completely DISRUPTING THE INDUSTRY and they have no idea what to do about it. We are already the #1 and fastest growing skincare brand. That in itself is difficult to do! But only 3 out of 10 people know about us. THERE IS SO MUCH GROWTH POTENTIAL here!
I am partnered with the skincare brand that is seeing similar growth to Amazon.”🎉🙌🏼👏🏼 #joinme#askme#letstalk
*The Me Too Movement* Post 2 . .
When I started to post the stories about Me Too Movement that all of you shared with me, I realised there are a lot of dads, husbands, brothers out there who also have their perspective on the matter. And it's only fair that we involve them in the discussions.
So, I spoke to my SO about the movement. One very important point that came out during the discussion about consent and how sometimes some men do not understand the meaning of NO was that "It's sometimes very confusing for men. If the girl is smiling or blushing while saying No, we don't know what to make of it. Can you girls please be strict and stern when you say a NO so that men know that you mean it's a NO." Well, what my response to this was a different story altogether. But this made me think.... That may be there is a men's side of perspective that we sometimes are missing. So here, I'm asking all the men reading this. Tell us, what's your take or advice on this movement. We might not agree to it, but we can definitely listen to your side too!!! . 📷 @meinaalsharma
Captions: “Hey guys, welcome to your sign of the day. Your sign of the day today is “more”. You’re going to take your two hands like this - and tap them together. “More”.”
Here is the sign in American Sign Language for “more”. This is a great first sign, because it can be generalized to a variety of situations. It allows your baby/child to learn to express their need.
Trick: When teaching your child “more”, practice in front of a mirror (so they can see themselves and you at the same time), with you behind them. A great tool to have on hand is a snack or toy your baby/child likes. You give the toy/snack to your child. Then, they either eat it, or you say, “my turn”. Then, say “do you want more _______ (insert toy/snack’s name)?” Model the sign in the mirror AS you say the word. Then, from behind them, take their hands and gently do the sign with them and say “more”. Repeat a few times. Be EXCITED! Say “Yes! “More ______ (insert toy/snack’s name)”!” And hand then their toy/snack again. Repeat.
If what I just wrote above is overwhelming to you, IGNORE IT ;) It is simply a method, and certainly not the only way to learn sign language!
Please let me know how it goes for you! Does your child sign “more”? What have been your experiences with sign? Good luck signing “more”!