Posts tagged selfacceptance
The Danger in Learning To Love Myself + My Body

It's been over 5 years now since I had my spiritual awakening. When I decided it was time to make myself a priority and to start taking care of myself. I spent years working through my past trauma and learned to love myself and my body again.

It's been an incredible journey and I can say standing here today that I love the skin I'm in and most days feel pretty damn confident & sexy. What I have noticed in the past few months though is that I've allowed my "self-love" to be an excuse not to take care of my body at a deeper level. I noticed I'd tell myself "well I love and accept myself right where I'm at" so... I'm good. It's what I believe can be the dangers in the body positivity world. Yes, it's important to love and accept yourself right where you're at and it's (I believe) important to also take care of our bodies. If I allow myself to fall into old unhealthy eating habits and don't take time to move my body am I really being loving?!

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Did you have body image issues as a little girl? I know I didn't...

We aren't born with body image issues. We don't just come into this world hating ourselves and our bodies, in fact, I remember loving my body when I was little. I'd dance, swing my arms and legs in funny directions wiggling all over the place and never thought, gee my fat sure jiggles a lot! No, I celebrated myself and my body. It wasn't until I got into end of elementary into middle school that I became aware of "what others" saw as what was wrong with my body. It all starts with...

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22 Signs You Might Be Having Your Spiritual Awakening

On the path to soul growth some of us go so far in our evolution process that we go through what is called our spiritual awakening. It's a time when we awaken to our patterns, behaviors and live from a place of consciousness. A place of mindfulness and self awareness. There are often signs leading up to the souls awakening, here are just a few that I've experienced through my awakening.

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Accepting My So Called "Flaws".

these images are an after of my self-love journey. Typically you see before and afters as a transformation of "losing the weight" but this was a transformation of my heart. Transforming my hatred for my body and instead, learning to love it, all of it. Thank you, my dear dear friend, for capturing these images for me, when I look at them all I see is love. Love for myself and love for my body, she's been with me, protecting me this whole time. I just couldn't see it before. 

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How do you get into the pool?

I believe how you get into a pool is a great metaphor for life. Me, I've always just gone for it, knowing it might be really cold but knowing that ultimatley I'll warm up if I just keep moving. I'm jumping in cannonball style because that's how I jump into all areas of my life. I'm jumping in boldly + bravely and deep down I know that whatever comes my way I'll pull through because I always pull through.

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HOW TO GET A HOT SUMMER BEACH BODY!

Want a hot beach body for summer?! Summer is the time when we loose the clothes, show more skin, and show off our summer bodies. Often times come winter/spring we dive into the gym and get to work on our bodies. We kill ourselves in the gym and diet like mad and that's all good but I've got a super quick and simple solution to get that hot summer body!

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Live Now Weight Yourself Later

I spent so much of my life trying to lose weight or obsess over the number on the scale. I've heard so many people say they're waiting to take the photos after they lose more weight, waiting to go to the gym until they lose weight, waiting to go get a massage or mani-pedi until they've lost weight. So much waiting, what you're really doing and what I was doing was waiting to live!

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Wonder Woman + The Why I'm Not Her

Self-love has been a buzz word for a while now and it got me thinking about what that word really means to me. Self-love for me is about taking action, putting yourself first, having compassion and holding yourself accountable. I used to think I was Wonder Woman and in a lot of ways I am but in some ways I'm definitely not. Here are the ways I'm so not a superhero.

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