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Would you believe me if I told you there was 6 months between these pictures?
How about 6 minutes and a bit of posing / smoothing of the skin on an app?
❌HINT❌: it's the second one.
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I could tell you I've restricted, spent every second in the gym and this is my transformation. Would you believe it?
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I could tell you I've been using a cellulite toning detox cream for a week and this is the result, would you believe me?
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I could tell you I've cut out sugar for 3 weeks and ran 12 miles a day and this is my transformation, would you believe it?
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I could tell you that I've eaten a certain protein bar for breakfast everyday along side shakes for lunch and this is the result. Would you believe it?
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I could tell you that I was depressed on the left and happier now on the right, would you believe it? 
I could tell you that I weigh less on the right, would you believe it?
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The reality of things we see are often so far from the truth. 6 minutes difference, same day, same girl just posed a smoothing skin filter used.
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Dont trust everything you see on the internet or in the media. Don't compare yourself, don't strive to be a fake image or anything other than your true authentic self for that matter. You rule as you are, do you, please you and live for you. 
Unfollow negative pages and surround yourself with love. You've got this, I've got this, we've all got this. 💛We are strong, valid, worthy and powerful beyond measure.
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Would you believe me if i told you there was 6 months between these pictures? how about 6 minutes and a bit of posing / smoothing of the skin on an app? ❌hint❌: it's the second one. 〰 i could tell you i've restricted, spent every second in the gym and this is my transformation. would you believe it? 〰 i could tell you i've been using a cellulite toning detox cream for a week and this is the result, would you believe me? 〰 i could tell you i've cut out sugar for 3 weeks and ran 12 miles a day and this is my transformation, would you believe it? 〰 i could tell you that i've eaten a certain protein bar for breakfast everyday along side shakes for lunch and this is the result. would you believe it? 〰 i could tell you that i was depressed on the left and happier now on the right, would you believe it? i could tell you that i weigh less on the right, would you believe it? 〰 the reality of things we see are often so far from the truth. 6 minutes difference, same day, same girl just posed a smoothing skin filter used. 〰 dont trust everything you see on the internet or in the media. don't compare yourself, don't strive to be a fake image or anything other than your true authentic self for that matter. you rule as you are, do you, please you and live for you. unfollow negative pages and surround yourself with love. you've got this, i've got this, we've all got this. 💛we are strong, valid, worthy and powerful beyond measure.
#BeGreater. This is your right. Its in your DNA. As humans we are designed to grow and evolve. We learn new things. We try. Sometimes we stumble,  sometimes we fly. What matters is that we journey. The line is never straight. There are twists ans turns and bumps along the way. We just have to keep coming back to our True North. We have to see the fears and chose to walk through them on our own to feet. Or drop to our knees and crawl if thats all we can muster. What matters is that we keep going. We keep going. We... keep... going. 🙏💜 #SelfCare #selflove #bodypositive
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#begreater. this is your right. its in your dna. as humans we are designed to grow and evolve. we learn new things. we try. sometimes we stumble, sometimes we fly. what matters is that we journey. the line is never straight. there are twists ans turns and bumps along the way. we just have to keep coming back to our true north. we have to see the fears and chose to walk through them on our own to feet. or drop to our knees and crawl if thats all we can muster. what matters is that we keep going. we keep going. we... keep... going. 🙏💜 #selfcare #selflove #bodypositive
lack of diversity left me often wanting to shrink & blend into what felt like 'normal'. + feeling like owning this body was 'unacceptable'.
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My body didn't need to change, my mental state did. The negative self narrative & lack of self care.
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This day 4 years ago I completed a MA in child psychotherapy & signed as a model to @models1.
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4 years later I'm so grateful to be able to say I've built a career out of being me & a platform to openly discuss mental health.
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Thanks for all the endless support, to 135 THOUSAND of you!!!!
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Lack of diversity left me often wanting to shrink & blend into what felt like 'normal'. + feeling like owning this body was 'unacceptable'. .. my body didn't need to change, my mental state did. the negative self narrative & lack of self care. .. this day 4 years ago i completed a ma in child psychotherapy & signed as a model to @models1. .. 4 years later i'm so grateful to be able to say i've built a career out of being me & a platform to openly discuss mental health. .. thanks for all the endless support, to 135 thousand of you!!!!
Say Yes to God's support! 
Sometimes life can seem so stressful and lonely. Perhaps you feel that way right now. We've all felt that way, and yet we don't need to. All of those struggles can be shared with God, who will help to carry  our burdens.  And in some cases, God will make the burden disappear! But first we have to ask for help, and then be willing to be helped. 
Over the years, many people have tried to convince me that they are the special exception to this, and that God never answers their prayers. When I talk with them, though, I discover the reason why they believe this: they have a narrow and specific way they want their prayers answered. They've essentially handed God a script to follow. And when those exact answers don't occur, they assume their prayers are ignored. 
The infinite wisdom of God's mind has already figured out the perfect solution to everything in your life. While it may not be what you expect, God's solution will always be perfect in the long run. Many times, God sends helpful people to answer your prayers. Be sure to say Yes to offers of help. 
The best way to heal a shattered life is to hand ALL the pieces to God. I begin each morning by asking God to lead my day. Today, I was told to post this picture instead of a card. Someone needs to see this picture, and read these words. Maybe that someone is you. 
Here's a helpful prayer: Dear God, please help me to remember to ask you for help. Please remind me, Lord, that I don't need to struggle alone. 
And here's a supportive scripture: Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Psalm 86:11

Here's the audiobook link for Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: http://amzn.to/2qkAiIl - clickable link in Instagram profile. The book offers answers about healing from post-traumatic anxiety. 
#thelordismyshepherd #letyourselfbehelped #selfcare #lambs #alanon #lordhavemercy #answeredprayer #positivemessage #encouragement #godlovesyou
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Say yes to god's support! sometimes life can seem so stressful and lonely. perhaps you feel that way right now. we've all felt that way, and yet we don't need to. all of those struggles can be shared with god, who will help to carry our burdens. and in some cases, god will make the burden disappear! but first we have to ask for help, and then be willing to be helped. over the years, many people have tried to convince me that they are the special exception to this, and that god never answers their prayers. when i talk with them, though, i discover the reason why they believe this: they have a narrow and specific way they want their prayers answered. they've essentially handed god a script to follow. and when those exact answers don't occur, they assume their prayers are ignored. the infinite wisdom of god's mind has already figured out the perfect solution to everything in your life. while it may not be what you expect, god's solution will always be perfect in the long run. many times, god sends helpful people to answer your prayers. be sure to say yes to offers of help. the best way to heal a shattered life is to hand all the pieces to god. i begin each morning by asking god to lead my day. today, i was told to post this picture instead of a card. someone needs to see this picture, and read these words. maybe that someone is you. here's a helpful prayer: dear god, please help me to remember to ask you for help. please remind me, lord, that i don't need to struggle alone. and here's a supportive scripture: teach me your ways, o lord, that i may live according to your truth! psalm 86:11 here's the audiobook link for don't let anything dull your sparkle: http://amzn.to/2qkaiil - clickable link in instagram profile. the book offers answers about healing from post-traumatic anxiety. #thelordismyshepherd #letyourselfbehelped #selfcare #lambs #alanon #lordhavemercy #answeredprayer #positivemessage #encouragement #godlovesyou
Here's the deal. I am forcing myself extra hard to get ready each day and to be thoughtful about what I wear. This isn't because I'm prissy, but because it's a small measurable act of self care. Getting ready is my time. It's not for work. Its  not for adoration. It's for me. Sure sassing it up may not be everyone's version of self care, but it is mine. It's an open act that I took time today look and feel my best. That I am worthy and deserving of that time. That I am just as important as my job, my dog, my bills and yes- even this blog. And some days I don't want to. I worry about the time it takes out of my day, but it's on those days I need it the most. In short, make time for you. However you show it, you are worthy of the same love, attention and energy you invest in everything else. 
#ootd #plussize #selfcare #selflove #positivevibes #happiness #inspiration #darlingmovement #liveauthentic #plussizefashion #psblogger #plussizemodel #effyourbeautystandards #celebratemysize
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Here's the deal. i am forcing myself extra hard to get ready each day and to be thoughtful about what i wear. this isn't because i'm prissy, but because it's a small measurable act of self care. getting ready is my time. it's not for work. its not for adoration. it's for me. sure sassing it up may not be everyone's version of self care, but it is mine. it's an open act that i took time today look and feel my best. that i am worthy and deserving of that time. that i am just as important as my job, my dog, my bills and yes- even this blog. and some days i don't want to. i worry about the time it takes out of my day, but it's on those days i need it the most. in short, make time for you. however you show it, you are worthy of the same love, attention and energy you invest in everything else. #ootd #plussize #selfcare #selflove #positivevibes #happiness #inspiration #darlingmovement #liveauthentic #plussizefashion #psblogger #plussizemodel #effyourbeautystandards #celebratemysize
Work [suite partie 2] - Les années Fac 🤓
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18 ans fraîche comme la rosé et la force d'un lion j'ai commencé la manutention,à l'université le rythme est intense mais on a aussi beaucoup de vacance, moi je travaillais dès que je pouvais, en moyenne 6 mois par an à temps complet 😇
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À la fac les gens qui travaillait trop décrochaient et à l'usine les gens tenaient souvent une seule journée, travail à la chaîne, façonnage promotionnel, déballage de carton ou encore mise sur cintre, 7h debout 10mn de pause dans la journée, pas de lumière du jour, chaleur, travail acharné, payé au smic, moi j'étais juste reconnaissante de pouvoir travailler 🙏🏻
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Ça à durer 2 ans 😊 filière commerce international, je n'ai pas brillé en cours mais je suis passé avec un petit 12/20 de moyenne général, j'allais rarement en cours, trop fatiguée 🙄 mais j'ai toujours adoré les études, la promesse d'apprendre 🌈
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Passage en licence fonction publique hospitalière, le niveau est devenu plus difficile, l'improvisation est devenu impossible, c'est le début de mes périodes de 15jours de révision avant les partiels, le jours à la bibliothèque, la nuit chez moi 🙃
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Je suis passé avec une mention assez bien mais putain elle m'a coûté comme une mention très bien 😅
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[ Suite au prochain post ]
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#muscu #vegetarian #everybodyisbeautiful #newlife #bopo #eatclean #bodychange #selfesteem #liftlikeagirl #girlsgains #selfcare #strongissexy #selfconfidence #selflove #musculation #onlacherien #girlgang #healthylifestyle #loveyourselffirst #bodypositivity #curvy #curvyfit #bodyconfidence #beyou #beyoutiful
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Work [suite partie 2] - les années fac 🤓 . 18 ans fraîche comme la rosé et la force d'un lion j'ai commencé la manutention,à l'université le rythme est intense mais on a aussi beaucoup de vacance, moi je travaillais dès que je pouvais, en moyenne 6 mois par an à temps complet 😇 . à la fac les gens qui travaillait trop décrochaient et à l'usine les gens tenaient souvent une seule journée, travail à la chaîne, façonnage promotionnel, déballage de carton ou encore mise sur cintre, 7h debout 10mn de pause dans la journée, pas de lumière du jour, chaleur, travail acharné, payé au smic, moi j'étais juste reconnaissante de pouvoir travailler 🙏🏻 . ça à durer 2 ans 😊 filière commerce international, je n'ai pas brillé en cours mais je suis passé avec un petit 12/20 de moyenne général, j'allais rarement en cours, trop fatiguée 🙄 mais j'ai toujours adoré les études, la promesse d'apprendre 🌈 . passage en licence fonction publique hospitalière, le niveau est devenu plus difficile, l'improvisation est devenu impossible, c'est le début de mes périodes de 15jours de révision avant les partiels, le jours à la bibliothèque, la nuit chez moi 🙃 . je suis passé avec une mention assez bien mais putain elle m'a coûté comme une mention très bien 😅 . [ suite au prochain post ] . #muscu #vegetarian #everybodyisbeautiful #newlife #bopo #eatclean #bodychange #selfesteem #liftlikeagirl #girlsgains #selfcare #strongissexy #selfconfidence #selflove #musculation #onlacherien #girlgang #healthylifestyle #loveyourselffirst #bodypositivity #curvy #curvyfit #bodyconfidence #beyou #beyoutiful
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"ellos dejaron sus sueños para yo poder seguir los míos. gracias ama y apa." speaks volumes to the resilience we carry and to the sacrifice that so many of our families make with the futures of their children in mind. so excited for you, faby! 🎓✊🏽 | swipe right to get a glimpse of the print making process. 🖋🎨 #latinxgradcaps #latinxgrads
Nearly 1 in 4 millennial women have put down the razor and stopped shaving their armpits, according to a new study by analysts at the research institute Mintel.👏👏👏 Per the report: In 2013, 95% of women between the ages of 16 and 24 said they removed the hair from their underarms. In 2016, that figure dropped to just 77%. And it's not even just armpit hair that women are growing less concerned with; it's leg hair, too. As @adele famously said to Vanity Fair,
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Nearly 1 in 4 millennial women have put down the razor and stopped shaving their armpits, according to a new study by analysts at the research institute mintel.👏👏👏 per the report: in 2013, 95% of women between the ages of 16 and 24 said they removed the hair from their underarms. in 2016, that figure dropped to just 77%. and it's not even just armpit hair that women are growing less concerned with; it's leg hair, too. as @adele famously said to vanity fair, "i'll have no man telling me to shave my fuckin' legs. shave yours.” so we’re celebrating the lovely @makerwitch @my_life_without_ana @dothehotpants @slaylonie and @recoveryflowerx, because only you get to decide what you do with your body. ✨✨✨✨ . . . . . . . . #bodyhair #armpithair #hairywomen #naturalbeauty #effyourbeautystandards #beautystandards #bodyimage #selflove #selfcare #noshave #bopo #bopowarrior #bodyposi #bodypos #bodypositive #strutbymic #body4me #wewearwhatwewant #allbodiesaregoodbodies #everybodyisbeautiful #mybodymysay #feminist #feminism
New hair #treatyoself .
I'm pretty low maintenance. Almost never buy new clothes or anything material really. Sure as hell never pamper myself. So feels good to take time out of a super hectic work week to do something for myself. #selfcare
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New hair #treatyoself . i'm pretty low maintenance. almost never buy new clothes or anything material really. sure as hell never pamper myself. so feels good to take time out of a super hectic work week to do something for myself. #selfcare
taking a little break to deal with some stuff. love you guys lots.
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Taking a little break to deal with some stuff. love you guys lots.
I love having the opportunity to assist my students in experiencing the power of the pause. #rocyogaforeveryone #restorativeyoga #localyoga #585yoga #rocyoga #mollysyogacorner #mylifeswork #thepowerofthepause #bepresent #selfcare
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I love having the opportunity to assist my students in experiencing the power of the pause. #rocyogaforeveryone #restorativeyoga #localyoga #585yoga #rocyoga #mollysyogacorner #mylifeswork #thepowerofthepause #bepresent #selfcare
Counting colors instead of calories 🌞 #eatthefood
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Counting colors instead of calories 🌞 #eatthefood
Beautiful! Checkout @elite_empires
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Beautiful! checkout @elite_empires
@Regrann from @ancestorseye - Dr. Sebi on the acid-alkaline relationship of food when created by Nature or created by man. 
In Nature we find wholeness, or complete molecular structures which tend to produce an alkaline effect in the body.

Indigenous fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grow in the wild. 
Man's creations and processing disrupt the natural order of biochemistry and tend to produce acid forming products.

Commercial cash crops, refined foods, and farm animals and their byproducts that only exist due to man's doing.

Disease festers in acidic oxygen-deprived states while health flourishes in alkaline oxygen-rich states.

Alkalinity supports the Carbon-Hydrogen-Oxygen chain of Life need for all organisms to thrive properly.

health #wellness #nature #mindbodysoul #holistichealing #wellness #indigenous #indigenoushealth #vegan #veganism #veganfood #blackvegan #blackhealthmatters #alkaline #alkalinevegan #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantbased #selfhealing #selflove #healthyself #selfcare #acid #alkaline #alkalinefood #cho #starch #drsebi ™@plantpoweredsoul
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@regrann from @ancestorseye - dr. sebi on the acid-alkaline relationship of food when created by nature or created by man. in nature we find wholeness, or complete molecular structures which tend to produce an alkaline effect in the body. indigenous fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grow in the wild. man's creations and processing disrupt the natural order of biochemistry and tend to produce acid forming products. commercial cash crops, refined foods, and farm animals and their byproducts that only exist due to man's doing. disease festers in acidic oxygen-deprived states while health flourishes in alkaline oxygen-rich states. alkalinity supports the carbon-hydrogen-oxygen chain of life need for all organisms to thrive properly. health #wellness #nature #mindbodysoul #holistichealing #wellness #indigenous #indigenoushealth #vegan #veganism #veganfood #blackvegan #blackhealthmatters #alkaline #alkalinevegan #herbs #herbalmedicine #plantbased #selfhealing #selflove #healthyself #selfcare #acid #alkaline #alkalinefood #cho #starch #drsebi@plantpoweredsoul
I made a series of illustrations for @aasbmagazine that combine selfcare and plant care - follow them for more info on the launch as well as the full illustration! 🌵🌱
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#sketch #watercolour #painting #photography #vsco #vscocam #vscofilter #vsco📷
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I made a series of illustrations for @aasbmagazine that combine selfcare and plant care - follow them for more info on the launch as well as the full illustration! 🌵🌱 . . . #sketch #watercolour #painting #photography #vsco #vscocam #vscofilter #vsco📷
Tune in TONIGHT to Sage Network for The Real with Sage Single Moms.

Single Moms with Illness 
Hosted by: Carolyn Wilson, Monica
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Tune in tonight to sage network for the real with sage single moms. single moms with illness hosted by: carolyn wilson, monica "mogesu" and teia jones special guest: anita jeter-peterkin #singlemom #blogtalkradio #therealwithsagesinglemoms #medicalillness #selfcare #sickness
rp from @philosophielove
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In order to create new, we must clear out the old and make space for what's to come. Wishing everyone an abundant new beginning for whatever you're creating, and holding sacred space for you with love & light. Head to Facebook & search Soulful Alchemmy for the replay of my live new moon circle if you missed it!
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Rp from @philosophielove . in order to create new, we must clear out the old and make space for what's to come. wishing everyone an abundant new beginning for whatever you're creating, and holding sacred space for you with love & light. head to facebook & search soulful alchemmy for the replay of my live new moon circle if you missed it!
An oldie but a goodie. 
With the extended long weekend coming up, its a good time to remember in order to hustle hard...you also have to remember to take a break to be more productive. #selfcare #longweekend
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An oldie but a goodie. with the extended long weekend coming up, its a good time to remember in order to hustle hard...you also have to remember to take a break to be more productive. #selfcare #longweekend
Head on over to our website and check out who we are and what we are all about! Remember to sign up to our VIP list to get your lifetime discount code! Link in bio xxx
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Head on over to our website and check out who we are and what we are all about! remember to sign up to our vip list to get your lifetime discount code! link in bio x*x
Hello Beauties! ❤️Just wanted to remind you that love for others starts with love for yourself!
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Check out my friend @randyspelling  if sometimes you struggle to appreciate the awesomeness that is you! He posts great stuff to help you feel LOVED, confident, happy and stress-free! 😍👍His posts always make my day better!
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#Repost @randyspelling ・・・
❤It’s the little things: loving eye contact, a touch on the shoulder, a kind word in the middle of a stressful day, even the grace to hold space while someone speaks their truth. 👬👫👭These are the moments when we say “I love you” with our actions and presence.
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Like drops of water in a bucket, these tiny moments add up and create tidal waves of love! 🌊Imagine what our lives would look like if we all walked around feeling fully “loved up”!✌🏼❤🌍
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Doesn’t have to be big and fancy. Connection can be easy. .
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Where in your life do you think you could add more “small moments of compassion?” And don’t forget yourself! 😉You deserve compassion too! .
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#compassion #morelove #loverevolution #rEVOLution #selflove #selfcare #selfesteem #loveyourselfie #wordstolivby #youcandoit #itstartswithme #bethechange #livelife #healing #love #light #truth #spiritualthoughts #energy #vibes #enlightened #happiness #peace #wisdom #quotes #spiritual #philosophy #zen #zenvibes
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Hello beauties! ❤️just wanted to remind you that love for others starts with love for yourself! . check out my friend @randyspelling if sometimes you struggle to appreciate the awesomeness that is you! he posts great stuff to help you feel loved, confident, happy and stress-free! 😍👍his posts always make my day better! . . #repost @randyspelling ・・・ ❤it’s the little things: loving eye contact, a touch on the shoulder, a kind word in the middle of a stressful day, even the grace to hold space while someone speaks their truth. 👬👫👭these are the moments when we say “i love you” with our actions and presence. . . . like drops of water in a bucket, these tiny moments add up and create tidal waves of love! 🌊imagine what our lives would look like if we all walked around feeling fully “loved up”!✌🏼❤🌍 . . . doesn’t have to be big and fancy. connection can be easy. . . . where in your life do you think you could add more “small moments of compassion?” and don’t forget yourself! 😉you deserve compassion too! . . . #compassion #morelove #loverevolution #revolution #selflove #selfcare #selfesteem #loveyourselfie #wordstolivby #youcandoit #itstartswithme #bethechange #livelife #healing #love #light #truth #spiritualthoughts #energy #vibes #enlightened #happiness #peace #wisdom #quotes #spiritual #philosophy #zen #zenvibes
This has definitely been my boyfriend and I just week. Yes, it's a funny post but during my down and off days...neither of us are laughing. He is my rock and my absolute love but I feel bad sometimes that I'm not
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This has definitely been my boyfriend and i just week. yes, it's a funny post but during my down and off days...neither of us are laughing. he is my rock and my absolute love but i feel bad sometimes that i'm not "normal." he does his absolute best to be understanding but some days i just take it out on him. i definitely need to work on this and how i communicate my emotions and thoughts. anyone else have spouses or sos who are understanding of your disorder? 💚🦋 #selflove #selfimprovement #mindbodylove4me #anxiety #majordepression #gad #mentalhealth #panicattack #loveyourself #selflove #selfcare #mylove