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This is me today.
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Before I put on my clothes for the day and applied my makeup. Brightly lit bathrooms have always been nerve-wracking for me because of the temptation to skin-pick.
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Because of my #dermatillomania it’s a natural response of mine but recently I have got so much better with it thanks to meditation 😌
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Things haven’t been the easiest though. My skin is clearly breaking out all over my body, but I’ve noticed one thing - I’m less worried about it.
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I’m no longer seeing it as the end of the world because this is the ‘here and now’ not the ‘forever’. .
I would often forget that and freak out.😫
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Sometimes I can feel my mind trying to freak out - looking at my acne, scarring or weight-gain and trying so hard to cause me upset.🤨
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I could hate what I see, but I choose not to. I choose to love myself unconditionally instead because it’s what I deserve.☺️
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And this is a journey, after all 👣
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It’s a test of the mindset. 
It’s a reminder of what’s more important - how I look or how I feel?
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Yeah I may not like the fact my skin has broken out and it is extra challenging with #compulsiveskinpicking but am I broken? No ❤️
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Is my world still filled with so much love and joy? Yes 🥰
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I don’t need to be anyone else’s kind of beautiful because I’m happy to have my own. There’s so much more to me than this. And I’m absolutely delighted that I’m starting to see it for myself, for the first time in my life ❤️
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#flawesome 😍
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This is me today.
.

before i put on my clothes for the day and applied my makeup. brightly lit bathrooms have always been nerve-wracking for me because of the temptation to skin-pick.
.
because of my #dermatillomania it’s a natural response of mine but recently i have got so much better with it thanks to meditation 😌
.
things haven’t been the easiest though. my skin is clearly breaking out all over my body, but i’ve noticed one thing - i’m less worried about it.
.
i’m no longer seeing it as the end of the world because this is the ‘here and now’ not the ‘forever’. .
i would often forget that and freak out.😫
.
sometimes i can feel my mind trying to freak out - looking at my acne, scarring or weight-gain and trying so hard to cause me upset.🤨
.
i could hate what i see, but i choose not to. i choose to love myself unconditionally instead because it’s what i deserve.☺️
.
and this is a journey, after all 👣
.
it’s a test of the mindset.
it’s a reminder of what’s more important - how i look or how i feel?
.
yeah i may not like the fact my skin has broken out and it is extra challenging with #compulsiveskinpicking but am i broken? no ❤️
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is my world still filled with so much love and joy? yes 🥰
.
i don’t need to be anyone else’s kind of beautiful because i’m happy to have my own. there’s so much more to me than this. and i’m absolutely delighted that i’m starting to see it for myself, for the first time in my life ❤️
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#flawesome 😍
God has no problem with the knowledge of what we lack; we are the ones who have problems with it. We have a difficult time admitting to ourselves or anyone else that we are anything less than perfect. It is important for us to know what we can do, but even more important for us to know what we cannot do. We need to face our weaknesses, but not feel bad about them. Remember, God is not surprised by your inabilities, your imperfections, or your faults. He has always known everything about you that you are just now finding out, and He chose you on purpose for Himself. Get up every day, love God, and do your best. He will do the rest!

#JoyceMeyer #JoyceQuote #encouragement #ThereIsHope #imperfect #grace #LoveGod
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God has no problem with the knowledge of what we lack; we are the ones who have problems with it. we have a difficult time admitting to ourselves or anyone else that we are anything less than perfect. it is important for us to know what we can do, but even more important for us to know what we cannot do. we need to face our weaknesses, but not feel bad about them. remember, god is not surprised by your inabilities, your imperfections, or your faults. he has always known everything about you that you are just now finding out, and he chose you on purpose for himself. get up every day, love god, and do your best. he will do the rest!

#joycemeyer #joycequote #encouragement #thereishope #imperfect #grace #lovegod
Perfect is for straight lines and edges; I’m as curved as my heart...
- @j.ironword 🌹
#always #beautiful #imperfect #life #love #poetry #photography #forever #valentines 
Artist 📸: @mattsmith.au ❤️
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Perfect is for straight lines and edges; i’m as curved as my heart...
- @j.ironword 🌹
#always #beautiful #imperfect #life #love #poetry #photography #forever #valentines
artist 📸: @mattsmith.au ❤️
Unapologetic REALNESS.
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That’s what I want to see more of. My heart craves it. I look online and have felt so under-represented for so long.
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I’ll never get tired of explaining to others what #dermatillomania is because I love spreading the word and getting it out there 💕
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I’ll never stop being there for someone who is in such self-torment and despair over their skin - or anything for that matter - because I know how it feels.
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My normal may be different to others - I’ve seen my face and body marked for over 13 years but it’s unique and beautiful in its own way.
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My scars are my war paint for every inner battle I’ve faced with myself and life’s challenges. I’ve taken ownership of them ❤️
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No matter what happens to me, I refuse to believe the voice in my head that tells me I’ll never be beautiful because I already am.
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Sick, exhausted, hurt, self-harm, unhealthy, unsexy - whatever some may think or say - I am my own to decide how I look and feel.
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Repeat: 
I am my own to decide how I look and how I feel.
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For those that are dealing with the same or similar and can’t bare the thought of sharing just yet, that’s no problem❤️ because I’m doing this for you too.
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All of us who advocate it are. 
Ready and waiting. 
Changing trends. 
Demanding to be seen. 
Representing our truth.
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Love you ❤️
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#compulsiveskinpicking #skinpicking #skinpickingdisorder #acneprone #acneproneskin #blemishes #blemishes #imperfect #imperfections #realness #acnecommunity #acnescars #scarring #flawsandall #beyoutiful #flawsome
62 484 1 weeks ago
Unapologetic realness.
.
that’s what i want to see more of. my heart craves it. i look online and have felt so under-represented for so long.
.
i’ll never get tired of explaining to others what #dermatillomania is because i love spreading the word and getting it out there 💕
.
i’ll never stop being there for someone who is in such self-torment and despair over their skin - or anything for that matter - because i know how it feels.
.
my normal may be different to others - i’ve seen my face and body marked for over 13 years but it’s unique and beautiful in its own way.
.
my scars are my war paint for every inner battle i’ve faced with myself and life’s challenges. i’ve taken ownership of them ❤️
.
no matter what happens to me, i refuse to believe the voice in my head that tells me i’ll never be beautiful because i already am.
.
sick, exhausted, hurt, self-harm, unhealthy, unsexy - whatever some may think or say - i am my own to decide how i look and feel.
.
repeat:
i am my own to decide how i look and how i feel.
.
for those that are dealing with the same or similar and can’t bare the thought of sharing just yet, that’s no problem❤️ because i’m doing this for you too.
.
all of us who advocate it are.
ready and waiting.
changing trends.
demanding to be seen.
representing our truth.
.
love you ❤️
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#compulsiveskinpicking #skinpicking #skinpickingdisorder #acneprone #acneproneskin #blemishes #blemishes #imperfect #imperfections #realness #acnecommunity #acnescars #scarring #flawsandall #beyoutiful #flawsome
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Why are you knocking at every other door? Go, knock at the door of your own heart.
—— Rumi
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This line from Rumi has been chasing me for years. And now, I find myself chasing it, pursuing its wisdom, pacing my steps to its rhythm, and looking forward to the new questions it helps me live into. Oh friends, may we trust the truth within our good hearts. Much love to you always...
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#wabisabi #wonkyheart #imperfect #mindful #sustainableliving #vintagelinens #inspiredaily #hope #selfcare #selflove #healthyself #gratefuleveryday #authenticity #wholehearted #belove #beloved #heartmap #linen #rusticdecor #muchlove
57 618 1 weeks ago

why are you knocking at every other door? go, knock at the door of your own heart.
—— rumi
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this line from rumi has been chasing me for years. and now, i find myself chasing it, pursuing its wisdom, pacing my steps to its rhythm, and looking forward to the new questions it helps me live into. oh friends, may we trust the truth within our good hearts. much love to you always...
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#wabisabi #wonkyheart #imperfect #mindful #sustainableliving #vintagelinens #inspiredaily #hope #selfcare #selflove #healthyself #gratefuleveryday #authenticity #wholehearted #belove #beloved #heartmap #linen #rusticdecor #muchlove
Self love is the best love. Self love is all ya need💁🏼‍♀️
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Heard it b4?
It’s a popular saying these days.
But FALSE❌
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Why? 
Gods love > self love
every. dang. time🙌🏻
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Our love for ourselves is NOT enough. It never has been. It never will be. THAT’S WHY WE NEED JESUS‼️
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We can’t do it on our own. Our love for ourselves is NOT ENOUGH. ✨
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Self love fails.
We can’t always be kind to ourselves.
We can’t always see things clearly. 
Our love is NOT perfect. 
Guess what?
GOD’S IS⭐️
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His love never fails. {Psalms 136}💛
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Self love fails.
His love doesn’t❤️
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Fun fact!!! When you have his love, you have self love! & way more then you could ever have on your own. Why?👇🏻
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Because Christ teaches you your value. He teaches you your worth. After all, he did die for you. A man who is PERFECT died for YOU, an imperfect human. What love is greater than that? What can make you respect & love yourself more then knowing THAT. Gosh, you must be pretty darn special if he shed his blood for YOU. And that he did, my dear💕
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Self love is the best love. self love is all ya need💁🏼‍♀️

heard it b4?
it’s a popular saying these days.
but false❌

why?
gods love > self love
every. dang. time🙌🏻

our love for ourselves is not enough. it never has been. it never will be. that’s why we need jesus‼️

we can’t do it on our own. our love for ourselves is not enough. ✨

self love fails.
we can’t always be kind to ourselves.
we can’t always see things clearly.
our love is not perfect.
guess what?
god’s is⭐️

his love never fails. {psalms 136}💛

self love fails.
his love doesn’t❤️

fun fact!!! when you have his love, you have self love! & way more then you could ever have on your own. why?👇🏻

because christ teaches you your value. he teaches you your worth. after all, he did die for you. a man who is perfect died for you, an imperfect human. what love is greater than that? what can make you respect & love yourself more then knowing that. gosh, you must be pretty darn special if he shed his blood for you. and that he did, my dear💕