True love in an unconditional feeling of love, appreciation and acceptance for yourself. What does unconditional mean? That no matter what you do, you always love yourself with the same strength.
Now I know it might make sense when you read it, but you might be wondering – how do you get to that point? How can you “get” it?
Here are a few ideas how to start “doing” self-love:
Take yourself out for a nice dinner
Paint (or do any other type of art that you enjoy and that allows you to express creatively)
Write (you can write poems, a book, or a keep a daily journal)
Cook something healthy
Drink a green smoothie
Read your favourite book (and yes, it can be that love story you love)
Watch a romantic comedy
Buy yourself a nice dress
Get a manicure
Go to SPA (massages are my favourite things for self-love!)
Go for a yoga class
Dance (and you can perfectly go crazy in your house)
Listen to your favourite music
Play with animals
Stay in nature
Go for a walk
Do nothing (yep – just sit, or lie down and do absolutely nothing)
The more you practice acts of self-love, the stronger message you send to yourself: “You deserve it”. It’s an essential, and a fun way to practice self-love
Your life, just as it is now, is meant to be enjoyed. Indulged in. Experienced, with all the senses ignited. ✨
I used to be someone who wished for intensity. I wanted big moments because I was too numb to feel the subtle. Now the small moments feels grand. I’m enthralled by the day to day. 🌹
How did I get to this place? I got into my body, removed a lot of the pain in the way, and felt the true essence of myself and life. Now I make a conscious practice to always do this so I can feel it all ❤️
If you want to experience the bliss for yourself I invite you to continuously focus on your breath, feel the sensations that are available, and be here now in all it’s bliss and wonder. 🌙 .
Sending you so much love and bliss on this beautiful Saturday 🥰
“Walk alone, across mountains or through forests. You are nobody to the hills or the thick boughs heavy with greenery. You are no longer a role, or a status, not even an individual, but a body, a body that feels sharp stones on the paths, the caress of long grass and the freshness of the wind.“
-Frédéric Gros 🌲 •
GET LOST on this fine Saturday 😌🌱 Everybody needs a little exploration.
Feed your mind, body and soul with everything nature has to offer.
GET OUTSIDE. ☀️🌻❤️ #happysaturday
This one hit me, I was just discussing this with a female friend yesterday. For a long time now chances are if any of my female friends start indulging in conversations involving tearing other women down or even tearing one another down within the group, I’ve separated myself from that group. I will no longer stand for anyone tearing one another down, friend or stranger.
I am not claiming that I am perfect nor am I claiming that I haven’t done this myself, but I woke up one day and realized that wasn’t serving me. Tearing someone else apart by criticizing their looks or lack of looks was not making me feel whole or complete, it wasn’t making me feel as if though suddenly I felt high and mighty and suddenly way more attractive. Why do the majority of the women do this? For the most part, it’s because they think their friends either need to hear this to feel better or because you yourself wants to feel better. Women try to convince themselves that they’ll suddenly make whatever void is within them disappear. It’s only instant gratification, feeling better while doing this is not permanent. It’s an instant gratification that only lasts a moment before it truly disappears. Then you suddenly find yourself needing another boost so you go on a hunt for another or your friends bring the next one to you and the cycle continues.
Another reason women do this is because of fear. Fear of getting left for another woman or chances are their partner or love interest did indeed select to be with someone else and not them. There’s some deep rooted trauma within most women and the only way they know how to cope with this is by tearing down the other. A lesson I learned when I was 19 was this, it didn’t matter how unattractive I thought the other woman was, no amount of insults towards this woman’s appearance was going to make me feel better. It didn’t matter how much I was being told I was better looking than the other person, the fact of the matter is I still felt ugly within. MORE IN COMMENTS SECTION 👇🏽 #loveyourselffirst#personalgrowth#levelup#Selfawareness#selfgrowth#innerstrength#Selfempowerment#embraceyourself#Selfesteem#love#vibratehigher#BeKind
Foods that are composed of carbohydrates which breakdown quickly during digestion and are rapidly absorbed in the bloodstream are referred to as High Glycaemic Index (GI) food (such as white bread, white rice & potatoes). These food, not only rapidly increase blood glucose, but also insulin responses.
In contrast, Low GI food (such as legumes, lentils and oats) usually contain carbohydrates which break down slowly during digestion and are slowly assimilated. Thus, these food have a slower impact on blood glucose levels and insulin response.
Using the GI to decide whether a particular food or a combination of foods are healthy can be misleading. Food with a high GI are not necessarily unhealthy and likewise, not all low GI food are healthy.
It is important to choose your food wisely and eat a healthy balanced diet. It may not only help you control your blood glucose levels but also control your appetite and manage your weight better.
Congratulations!!! It’s a girl. Remy Ma announced via Instagram the birth of her “mad cute” baby girl with husband Papoose. Can’t wait for the pictures. It’s great too see women go on to enjoy the birth of a child despite fertility issues♥️
#remyma#lhhny 📷Remy Ma/Instagram 💻Janetmichelle.com
To those who've been here a while, thanks for sticking around! To those who are new to my feed, welcome! I like to take some time every now and again to (re)introduce myself, and this time, I’m doing it with a super seasonal slant! Here goes:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
♥️ The best gift I’ve ever given was Love and the best one I received was you—yes, You.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍋 Most Saturdays this month you can find me relaxing and lunch would be followed by either jasmine tea or orange juice (yes, some things remain the same) and Sundays, probably releasing and assisting my releasing partners to let go of unwanted stuff around the holiday season.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🎁 I am an excellent gift wrapper and internet shopper—but I must admit, not as good as my brother @aktasio—so I definitely put some time in around the holidays perfecting tons of shiny packages in my pjs and scoring all the best deals for my family online.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🏍 I live in Jakarta, which means crazy motorcycles, but I still found it as the best place on Earth (I'm an avid traveler, so don't argue with me, lol)!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💻 My weakness this season is working and creating contents as many as I could so I can spend quality time with my family in London on Christmas without any distraction. It doesn’t feel like a holiday without spending a lot of time with my family with their best intentions! Plus, I’d wear my ugly sweaters unironically all month. Any surprises?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Oh, before I forgot, Happy International Tea Day! I team up with my good friend @meli_and_mila from @sakurateatox and we'll be doing something fun anytime soon for you tea lovers like us! So, stay tuned!
Your “purpose” is not only what you do, but who you are.
Simply by showing up as your most real, authentic self, you are sharing your gifts with the world.
So stop focusing on the numbers and benchmarks. Quit scoping out your competition.
Feel the magic and the ease in just showing up as YOU. The YOU your people need to see, with all of your innate spark, tenacity, and talent.
Everything else will take care of itself.
Dieting is a huge business and so is the production of the diet foods as well as normal foods. In fact, it is worth noticing that this whole psychological pattern of our society comes from greed and the consumer society . _
👉Start by becoming intelligent to the market manipulations that want every women to look 20 and thin and every man to be 25 and have rippling muscles all over his body. These manipulations-even if you acknowledge them as silly- control your food choices and more importantly the perception you have of your body. _
👉Freedom, and do health can only come with knowledge. We must all begin to inform ourselves to the present cultural forces, which are destuctive and consciously choose an alternative. __________________________________________________________________ #healwithzainab#bodyimage#selfimage#selfempowerment#smartconsumer#intelligentbuyers#foodmafia#manipulations#healthandwellness#beimformed#healthyfoodisyourbirthright#healthylifestyle#dietingbuisness
Changing my reaction to pain:
1. I asked to see a pain therapist who could help me switch my thinking from “pain is a message that something is wrong” to “pain is a misfiring of the receptors”.
2. I started to recognize the “what ifs” of “what if this never ends, what if this is my new normal, what if it get worse and stays that way” and then “I’ll have to cancel ____ and ____ and ____. No one will understand, no one cares” and finally: “I’m all alone, I’ll be alone forever, this is too much, I can’t stand it any longer!” 3. Finally, I stopped taking pain personally. My body, society, the doctors weren’t doing this to me intentionally. It’s just what it is: pain. It was hard to admit that I didn’t actually feel pain constantly. It’s chronic which means it comes and goes. When it’s bad I simply stop what I’m doing, rest, take a hot shower once I can move, maybe take a Tylenol or two and just wait it out. I only use Tylenol if it’s above an 8 out of 10. I’d rather deal with pain than a liver transplant. I don’t do pain meds.
4. I’ve also accepted that sometimes I get depressed, hopeless and feel crushing loneliness but, just like pain, it comes and goes.
5. And lastly, I do have friends who want to be supportive but I HAVE TO ASK. It’s humbling to realize that somewhere along the line I decided it was easier to feel sorry for myself than be vulnerable and admit I need help. I’m still working on that one. I mostly fail but I’m getting a little better. 🙂
Guys, I’m already crushing so hard on 2019 😍 I dunno about you but I’m getting some seriously strong energetic vibes that 2019 is gonna be an EPIC f*cking year— not just for me, but for ALL of us. I FEEL it on a collective conscious level that we are all about to RISE UP. If you’re reading this post, you are a greater part of that collective consciousness so THANK YOU for being here. So if you’re not excited, get f*cking excited because THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
Anyone else as hyped as me about 2019?? Drop me a 👏🏻, let me know I’m not alone 😄😜
The reason brokenness is beautiful is because of how God can use it in our lives. It is something that can draw us near to Him. Brokenness can make room for a contrite heart and repentance to bring us back into fellowship with Him when we have miserably failed. It is not lovely in and of itself, it is not the end of the journey, it is not a cute hashtag to put on a picture of a dirty house. It’s not a word to use when you want to feel “authentic”. Standing alone, it is messy and sad. No, the beauty in spiritual brokenness is found in where it brings us.
True brokenness is a tool by which God brings His wandering sheep back into His loving arms.
So the Lord break us, to come back to his path.
To all the strong hearts out there. ❤️ Today would have marked an important anniversary in my life...Instead I sit here quietly and celebrate myself. Celebrate the small wins. My resilience. Getting out of bed everyday, enjoying eating again, working a little more, exercising, rising up as a person, as a woman, as a Mum and sometimes even a Dad. I celebrate someone who's broken but too stubborn to break. I sit here quietly reminding myself that there is still peace within all the pain. ❤️ I celebrate the people who are my support network right now, my life oxygen. My strength pillars, and my reminders not give in, give up or give too much to the wrong people. Thank you. ❤️ So to all the strong hearts out there. Here's to celebrating life, love and strength. We got this. ❤️ XXVIII