How is everyone enjoying “Girl Wash Your Face?” I’m digging it so far! I love how in each chapter she gives you a few tips that help get pass the lies we tell ourselves. I really enjoyed @msrachelhollis honesty about motherhood, new moms need to read that chapter. The two main focuses should be 1)is the baby taken care of and 2)are you taken care of. That simple! Not needing to dress the baby perfectly, lose the baby weight within a day of giving birth, how grand the nursery needs to be, is the house cleaned and what am i missing out on. Since we do have this grand thing called the internet(which i adore mi amore) i do believe the internet is making everyone compare lives and social media can be a god awful thing for a women PP. Even though I’m not a mom, I appreciate this advice for the day I will become a mom and always keep those two rules on my daily to do list. Tell me how you are enjoying this book!?💜⚡️🌿👏🏻
If you find yourself criticizing other people, you're probably doing it out of resistance. When we see others beginning to live in their authentic selves, it drives us crazy if we have not lived out our own. - Steven Pressfield | from the book 'War Of Art'
Last night I was watching my sister in my head's Instagram story (@kelechnekoff ) and she made a point I find myself talking about a lot. People criticizing others because they assume the individual has not worked hard to be where they are - which baffles and frustrates them. Or just because they have decided they don't like the person, they believe the individual shouldn't be happy/acclaimed.
We even make the craziest assumptions about people we don't know, have never met and probably never will - we create stories of how they probably got their accomplishments - stories that stem out of bitterness. We assume that certain people have had it easy just because it appears so.
We usually only see the glittering results and are saved from witnessing the hardship that has gone into people's journeys. We pick up fragments and choose to believe this is a reflection of their entire story. Then you also have people that WANT what others have, without having to work for it.
What you believe is FOR you can only be yours if you proceed with action and do the work necessary to attain it. Someone else being successful and flourishing in life won't take away from your possible success! Instead of watching from the sidelines angrily, shift that energy into finding out what authenticity and prosperity look like to you.
Strongly feeling that someone doesn't deserve to be successful shines a light on something bubbling within you that needs immediate attention. Create your very own definition of success and you are bound to feel less threatened by other people achieving their goals.
Work on finding ways to make YOURSELF feel satisfied and fulfilled, without wasting your precious time rattled by the achievements of others. 😚🤘🏾☇
Sometimes you have to do what is best for you!!! sometimes you have to just let your heart walk and let your god guide you !!!! Trust in yourself trust your god and trust your heart trust that you are Worthy !!! Set your goals and go conquer them and persevere!!!!!!! #wedorecover#blessed#focused
Anyone who actually knows me in real life knows I despise being on the phone. That has officially changed. I laid awake until 1:10am, continuously checking my phone making sure I didn’t miss my soldiers call. I knew the call was coming, so I wasn’t anticipating that 3 second phone call would open the floodgates, but........😭😭😭😭😭
So much struggle and pain has engulfed society. The murders, suicide, rage, depression, any mental health issues that aren’t brought to life. But yet we wonder why we live in a world so cold. Some individuals focus on the negative so much, and thinking about that will manifest that into your life. People want love and light brought to this world. Do something about it. Bring light to the dark places and situations people done want to go near, talk about it. Be vulnerable. Seek help.
My prayers go out to anyone who has lost or grieved someone. The tragic events in our lives are meant to be acknowledged and to bring their spirit and energy to life, because it never dies. #energyneverdies 🥀🖤 #standthefuckup#mentalhealthawareness#wedorecover
Tonight we heard an amazing testimony about how God can take what the enemy meant for evil and use it for good in our lives. Despite a tragic accident, God used his pain and his circumstances to bring about his destiny. What is your story about God's faithfulness in your journey? Join us Monday nights at 6:30 pm for testimonies & teachings based on the Christ-centered 12 Steps and the 8 Recovery Principles.
Join us for a day of sober fun at the 3rd annual Float for Recovery presented by @Aetna Better Health for Kentucky benefiting The Healing Place. The event is this Saturday at @frp.lagrange.quarry. Gates open at 9am. Admission is $20 cash and you must be 18 or older to enter. Free parking is available at the @oldham_county_fairgrounds and shuttles will take you to the quarry. For more information, click the link in our bio. #floatforrecovery#frplagrangequarry#louisville#lagrange#oldhamcountyky#wedorecover
4 years ago today I made the decision to ask for help and it was the best decision I could’ve ever made. It’s something that I try to instill into the boys, that it’s never cheating to ask for help and that you’re not any less if you need to. I know I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without the help of my Higher Power and the men and women in the rooms (and friends on IG) who have shown me a better way of living. I’m forever grateful. Today I get to be a sober mom, daughter, friend and worker. I get to help others. And I get to be ok in my own skin and appreciate the journey. I always feel odd posting this but I just want to show that we do recover. It is possible. Sometimes we need a little (or a lot) of help. #sobermom#odaat#letgoandletgod#easydoesit#wedorecover#gratefulmama
I remember the day a counselor told me he could cure my eating disorder in a few weeks. He scoffed when I said it was something I was prepared to work on for the rest of my life. Years later, I'm presently doing my best with balancing nutrient-dense food for long-term health vs. enjoying my life/momentary culinary experiences. But my present state of mind still includes that lingering doubt. (Am I slipping back? Is this okay? Is this a normal way to respond? etc.) Especially in the face of wedding planning which is incredibly focused on image and presentation. But today I can enjoy an ice cream cone after a sweaty day of painting signs with my soon-to-be husband. That is progress. That doubt, after all these years, is not weakness. I do not need to be "farther along". I am right where I need to be, with space to grow into the woman I want to be. #ProgressNotPerfection#WeDoRecover
My little mini & all ready for her end of year concert.❤️❤️❤️
Why is it the youngest has to grow up sooooo fast?!😭😭😭
Not used to seeing her in a dress bc she is such a tomboy, but like her mama, she cleans up so cute!!😍😍😍
We’re 5 years into our new “normal” and holidays are still hard for me. I found yesterday particularly difficult (more so than previous years 🤷🏻♀️) so I skipped church, stayed off social media and stayed quiet, and then enjoyed the afternoon with my loved ones, worked in my garden and went to bed early. These days I choose self care and staying on my path of recovery over meeting (real or imagined) societal expectations. It makes such a huge difference. xo // 📷 via @lalahdelia