I think of this quote a lot... .when I’m scared to speak what’s on my mind .when I’m denying myself what I truly want .when I feel nervous about changing something I’m doing in my life .when I am about to be vulnerable .right before I choose to be courageous and lean into who I am ...what I have found is that confidence comes after courage. And it takes a whole lot of courage to be who you are when you’ve got negative self beliefs, fear of the unknown, and anxiety up the wazoo, but even when it’s been terrifying and tearful and stressful, it’s always been worth it to be my true self and share my truth with others when I want/need to. #cou#courageurageoncourage #selflove #selfacceptance #selfdevelopment #growing #workfromhomedogmom #mindfulness #truth #quote #lifequotes #anxiety #cptsd #courage #blossom #purpose #confidencecomesaftercourage #vulnerability #vulnerabilityisstrength #strong #strongertogether #ownyourtruth #honesty #ptsdrecovery #anxietyrelief #anxiousmind #fearless #leapsoffaith
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There’s no time for doubt!! Believe in yourself because you are capable of amazing things💕
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Goodnight everyone ☺️ sorry for not being active , school has be stressful 🤦🏽‍♂️ but I hope everyone is doing well💋 Remember to pray and depend on God in times of trouble💭 He always comes through with his promises😄 #selflove #selfworth #positivequotes #goodvibes #love #cute #selfacceptance #motivationalquotes #motivate
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A little push to get us over that hump day hill.
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Ears of a butterfly. No one ever thought the little elephant was beautiful, she was misunderstood for the sole reason that her ears were different from the rest. She hated them and wished them gone but they never left, they were part of her. She hated her ears and hated herself for she could not get to love her as she was. Her friends told her she was beautiful as she was but she could see the difference between her friends and her. All of her friends had normal grey oval ears while hers resembled a butterfly. She hated being different and what she hated the most was that people pointed it out. One day she was with a bunch of other elephants in the prairie, they were enjoying the breeze and the view. Butterflies were flying around and heard one of the other elephants say “Butterflies are really beautiful, they are the prettiest creatures around”. In that moment, the little elephant felt free, she finally felt beautiful. Not because the other elephant had said it, but because she realised it herself, she realised too that butterflies are beautiful and that part of her resembled a butterfly. She realised that she didn’t need to be like the others to feel beautiful, for she was beautiful for being herself. #watercolor #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #elephant #butterfly #selflove #selfacceptance #story #shortstory #author #mine #mystory #mypoem
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Umm yes please, a HEART pumping workout that burns lots of cals, helps me hit the golf ball farther AND alleviates stress (hint: slam that ball)! Choose a heavier weight and go slower or pick up the pace and go lighter. Go for 15 reps of each exercise and 3 rounds. This is YOUR workout. You. Do. You! 🤜🏻💥🤛🏻 • • • #stresstherapy #stressfree #gobigorgohome #doitforyou #gol#golfess #dedicated #selfacceptance #healthy #golf #golfer #discipline #hardwork #fit#fit/a> #motivation #fitlife #exercise #workout #inspire #fitgirls #gymlife #girlswholift #strongnotskinny #girlpower #fitfaminstagram #instafit #igfit #fitspiration #fitspo #fit #fitness Leggings by @donajobrand
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On the daily I look in the mirror and see tired eyes, unkempt eyebrows, stretch marks - all things I wish I could change and could find a way to do so. But something I’m trying really hard to do is except my body for what it is and where I am right now. I strive to be healthy but my mental health struggles when I focus on my appearance and not my overall well being. A goal I had for myself this year was to accept myself more and share that. Listen - I’m starting slow. Sharing my made up and my lookin’ good selfies when I can and my normal mix-matched sock wearing self just as well on my stories. So hi friends / hopefully you’ll see more of my face and join me in my never ending journey of self-acceptance. 💁🏼‍♀️
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Everything that makes you different from everyone else-on the inside & the outside-is exactly what makes you beautiful. Never aspire to be a cheap copy of someone else, when you are already a priceless #original💖. #femfenom #beyoutiful #beyourownkindofbeautiful #beyourownhero #empowHer #selfacceptance #selflove #loveyoself #selfworth #selfesteem #unique #femalepositivity #beyourselfalways #femaleempowerment #femaleentrepreneur #womensselfdefense #mma #kravmaga #kickboxing #boxing #confidence #atticus #yourdifferentisyourbeautiful
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Take me as I am--or don't. And you can insert your liquor of choice. I don't really drink, but I was feeling saucy and chose tequila because I'm Mexican. 🇲🇽 😘 . . #waxpoeticbertie #tequila #orgullosamentemexicana #waterdown #palatable #takemeasiam #bey#beyouf #loveyourself #latina #lovetheskinyourein #doyou #beyou #selfacceptance #personality #realshit #dontask #youcanthandlethis #burn #canttaketheheat #girlswhowrite #wordplay #wordsmith #poetry #justsaying #mexicana
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Today’s workout was super tough... and I also had physical therapy on top of that... Woody! What a day... but I’m so thankful I can get these workouts done in the comfort of my own home. • Wanna see what these workout programs are all about? Drop an emoji below and I’ll get you signed up in my free accountability group with a free trial membership!
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We are all missing the point. We are stuck in the shoulds and coulds and would haves. Life is a ride. Let go of how you think your life should be. That is what causes suffering and that is entirely a choice. Let go. Let go. Experience life as it is. Be here. Be present. Just fucking live.
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REFEED day was wonderful. 😊🙌 Ready to crush leg day tomorrow! . I literally ate a brownie with every meal today. Does your plan allow that? 🙊 . Registration for my March group is open! Comment a 🍑 below or shoot me a message, and we'll get you set up! 😊
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In honor of #wcw (Women Curvas Wednesday) @loveyourcurvas wanted me to share my story on how and when I found self love and self acceptance. I did not share my personal story on how I got there on this page. However, this is how I’m feeling so listen up 📣 . . No filter, no sucking in belly, no SHAME! I have a droopy, jiggly belly with my belly button looking like it’s making a sad face but I don’t hate it in fact I still love it. I have back fat/back rolls, cellulite, jiggly thighs, spider veins and a fat, wide jiggly ass but I don’t hate it in fact I still love it and I think they’re sexy af! I have small not so perky breast but I don’t hate them on the contrary I think their sensual and they’re always there to perk me up when the weather is not so warm to me ( get it? That was a funny joke 😂🤣) Yea I can be silly pretty often lol . I just #selflove and it feels amazing! . . Oh and yes I did show lots of skin and wearing bra and panty for the judgmental people out there 😉 Go ahead and talk that sh#! Boo boo👏🏽👏🏽 . . Go ahead and share your story dare yourself to share a pic of yourself fully embracing your beautiful self! #bodypositivity #goodvibes #selfacceptance
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Just look at all these self loving, self accepting confident beauties! . #selflove . #selfacceptance . #bodypositivity . #goodvibes .
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Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. - Alice Walker 🐉 Small Positive Changes.....That’s all it takes one small change at a time. Then over time they compound and help you get to your goal. . . . . . . . . #SelfLove #SelfAcceptance #SelfImprovement #SelfConfidence #Quote #AliceWalker #BeYou #DareToBeYou #YourBestYou #BeTrueToYourself #UnapologeticallyYou #YouAreBeautiful #DoNotLetTheWorldChangeYou #YouChangeTheWorld #Health #Fitness #Nutrition #Accountability #Support #Challenge #Change #NoExcuses #DoYourBest #GetItDone #DoMore #BeMore #LearnSomethingNew #TrySomethingNew #DragonSweat
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Wanna find true joy and happiness... And make sure it sticks around?? New blog post is up with 10 super easy ways to add more joy + happiness to your daily life! Link in bio 😊😊
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Feeling trapped in a life you don't like? Learn how to set yourself free by checking out my newest blog post! Link in bio 😁😁😁
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In honor of #wcw (Women Curvas Wednesday) @loveyourcurvas wanted me to share my story on how and when I found self love and self acceptance. I did not share my personal story on how I got there on this page. However, this is how I’m feeling so listen up 📣 . . No filter, no sucking in belly, no SHAME! I have a droopy, jiggly belly with my belly button looking like it’s making a sad face but I don’t hate it in fact I still love it. I have cellulite, jiggly thighs, spider veins and a fat, wide jiggly ass but I don’t hate it in fact I still love it and I think they’re sexy af! I have small not so perky breast but I don’t hate them on the contrary I think they’re sensual and they’re always there to perk me up when the weather is not so warm to me ( get it? That was a funny joke 😂🤣) Yea I can be silly pretty often lol . I just #selflove and it feels amazing! . . Oh and yes I did show lots of skin and wearing bra and panty for the judgmental people out there 😉 Go ahead and talk that sh#! Boo boo👏🏽👏🏽 . . Go ahead and share your story dare yourself to share a pic of yourself fully embracing your beautiful self! #bodypositivity #goodvibes #selfacceptance
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Self love does not come from a number on the scale or the size of your clothes. Self love comes from within. For me, it took me hitting rock bottom to begin my journey to loving myself. In this very real, emotional and raw video I made with @goinspo, I share with you guys how losing weight did not make me love myself! Please go check out the video and comment below if you are having a hard time with finding your own self love or ways that help you truly embrace who you are! Let’s help others, as well as ourselves be more kind, and loving...and that begins with loving who you truly are! 💗💗💗💗💗💗 Link to this video is also on my stories! . . . . . . #selflove #loveyourself #lovemyself #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bodyconfidence #transformation #weightlosstransformation #teamself #whstrong #effyourbeautystandards #youtube #bayarea #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #beautybeyondsize #fitnessblogger #selfacceptance #selfappreciation #selfloveisthebestlove #lovethyself #selfworth #neverquit #innerstrength #selfrespect #valueyourself #honesty #respectyourself
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I make no excuses for who I am, what I do, how I feel, or the choices I’ve made. I am me and I’m ok with that. #selfacceptance #noslefhate #startswithyou #myvalueisbasedonme #bereal #noexcuses #mylife #beyou #nobullshit #smile
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Honoring the life of Ms. Nina Simone & her unapologetic lovely self. If they can't love your gravel then they don't deserve your coffee and cream.☕
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We must learn to accept ourselves ••• #poetry #acceptyourself #selflove #selfacceptance #meditation #loveyourself #justsit
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Just me ✌🏼💖
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I’ve got two big questions to ask. 1) What do you stand for? 2) Will you have the courage to come to the table? . . A LOT has happened in our world especially in the last year and tbh I believe it’s happening to beg the question, “what do you stand for?” And to create a revolution. To demand change. To force the light. Because that’s what the tough stuff does. . . It dawned on me today that part of the problem right now is that we are so damn afraid to have the real conversations and actually LISTEN. We’re so filled with fear, hate, frustration, sadness, and an inability to be vulnerable that we forget that we are human beings who are here to love other human beings. So instead of coming to the table to stand up for what we believe but ALSO to bring down our walls and SEE each other we get stuck in a vicious battle. And it’s exhausting. But I also get it. Because I’m so damn mad and I feel actual rage in my body at the ignorance of others. AND I recognize that I come from a place of privilege. But we’ve got to do something different. . . Here’s what I stand for: KINDNESS, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, and CHANGE. You?
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Sometimes insecurity takes a hold of me, wether it’s directed toward my body, my appearance, my personality, something I said, something I did, or all of the above. Recently the thought came to me that while feeling bad due to imagining someone else’s negative opinion of me, in reality I was the one judging myself and my flaws, not that person. I can’t know what others are thinking or what they may say about me or if they even think or say anything at all about me sometimes. So the next time my imagination gets the best of me, I will simply remind myself that I am the only one judging me and that there is something glaringly wrong about that. It’s ok to want to improve or realize when we’ve made mistakes or how we can be or do better, but it must always be done with acceptance and respect of ourselves and our bodies. After all, we are all we have. I hope this little epiphany of mine can help someone else to reframe their insecurity as well. 😊🙏 #insecurity #thoughts #sel#selflove #selfacceptance #bodypositive #confidence #anxiety #loveyourself #loveyourflaws #forgiveness #graciousness #acceptance #beauty #reminder #notestoself #justbeyou #writing #writinghealsthesoul #soul #self #writersofinstagram #writersnetwork #writeeverydamnday
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Crash goes the wave 🌊 Picture yourself as pure and natural as a wave, noticing that every wave is different, beautiful, pure and authentic. Then think about people, we are all unique in our own way, we each hold so much beauty, potential and unique offerings to the world. This is the beauty of life....so why are we all chasing perfection? Isn’t it amazing that there will never be anyone on this Earth exactly like you. You were blessed with special gifts and talents that are specifically unique to you. Embrace that, don’t hand your power over to sources outside yourself for validation practice appreciating yourself and recognizing the amazing qualities you hold 🙌🏼 We all face crashes just like waves but be like a wave recreate yourself. You are the driving force of how you choose to live your life ! Live it fully you are free to be who you really are 🧘‍♀️ * 🙏🏼 * 🌸 * 🌳 #livethelifeyoudeserve #lovelife #livefree #motivation #selfacceptance #befree #ocean #waves #inspiration #travelingyogi #backpacker #selfexploration #freedomtobeyou #capetown #westerncape #sunset #neda
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Inhale. Exhale. Repeat....⠀ .⠀ 📷 repost via the lovely + inspiring @meredithrom who hosts an amazing podcast called Rising Women Leaders #selfacceptance #divinefeminine #selfcare #innerbeauty #lightworker #lovenotes #notetoself
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Pay particular attention whenever you utter the words ‘I am’. Once we’ve accepted a label, we are often the ones who also keep reinforcing it. Using the words ‘I am [label]’ can have a powerful effect on us – for better or for worse – especially if we repeat them constantly. But what would we be without those thoughts? One way to weaken a label is to think in terms of experiencing something in that moment rather than being it. Saying ‘I haven’t been at my most organised today’ instead of ‘I am so disorganised‘, or ‘I’m aware that I’m having thoughts that give me feelings of stress’ rather than ‘I am stressed’ may not sound radically different, but already there’s a small doorway open to other possibilities. Where holding onto labels is more likely to inject apathy, avoiding them can open up the potential for something new and different.
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My own Instagram quotes of my perspective about embracing our androgynous beauty and self expression #androgyny #selfacceptance #selfexpression #fuckgenderroles #selflove💗💗💗💗💗 #selfconfidence #effsocietystandards #effsocietyexpectations
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There is no holy grail of self-help. There’s a tendency for people to feel they’ve hit on “the thing” that heals all hurts, and then become evangelists for it (many coaches do this, with therapy, thinking that coaching must automatically be “better” than therapy because coaching happens to be what helped, in the moment).⠀ ⠀ In reality, all self-help roads can lead into one, each of them buffering and helping you along your path. Here’s how to get out of the land of self-help dogma (⚡️⚡️⚡️ check out the link in my profile for an easy way to access this post on mobile ⚡️⚡️⚡️): https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/ditch-your-dogma/
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@lalasizahands89 wasn’t Playin’ When She went to Go See “Black Panther” 😂😂😭 Press ▶️ #blackexcellence #blackactors #blackpanther #africanprint #africanpride #comedy
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🌟 With every act of self care 💆🏼‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️💆🏽‍♀️ you become stronger as a person. You become your authentic self. ✨✨ Every time you take care of yourself and you fill yourself up, it’s declaring to your body and the world that YOU MATTER! 🌟 Self-care comes in so many different forms- It can be physically, emotionally, and socially. It’s important to know what lights 💡 you up in all of those categories and to make sure you are doing something to fill your cup up for each of those. 🌟 When you are filled up yourself you are able to give more to other people and I know I feel the most fulfilled is when I’m giving back to other people. It’s a giving cycle ♻️ ❤️ Sign up for my Self Care Challenge for FREE! Link in bio. I will be spoiling 7 of you with over $1500 in Self Care Giveaways!! 🛍🎁🎉 We start Monday! TAG A FRIEND TO SHARE SELF CARE! 🥂👸🏻👸🏼👸🏽 - - - #Challenge #Selfcare #SelfLove #SelfAcceptance #Selfworth #Selfesteem #SelfConfidence #Lov#Loveself #LoveYourselffirst #Love #LoveMyself #Care #BossBabe #BeYourown Boss #ThisIsMe #isagenix #reallove #loveyourselfmore #thursdaythoughts #thursdaymotivation #beforeandafter #BeforeAndAfterWeightLoss #manicure #Pedicure #Blowout#MakeUpArtist #hudabeauty #momtrpreneur #mompreneur
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So many people (I have been guilty of this) operate off their feelings, but feelings aren’t facts. I recently heard this quote and it stopped me in my tracks. Yes your feelings are valid but they aren’t facts. Going forward let’s try to make decisions looking at the facts, not just feelings. * * * * * #selflove #selfcare #mentalhealth #selfacceptance #millennials #lov#love #blackhollywood #daughters #mothers #lessons #melanin #blackgirlmagic #wel#wellness #success #youngprofessionals #theblackgirldoctor #personaldevelopment #love #feminist #feminism #marriage #selfactualization #selfworth #knowyourworth #beauty #wellness
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When we leave our emotions unexamined our reactions to offenses are often counter-productive to healing and we choose behaviors that sometimes sabotage ourselves. Read more about why and how we self sabotage on our blog. See link in bio. #selfreflection #selflove #selfworth #selfcare #emotionalwellness #healthyhabits #healthylifestyle #healthjourney #livingmybestlife #lovingyou #authenticity #selfacceptance #selfawareness #wholewellfree #forwardethos
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Do you ever look back in photos of yourself and pine for the past? ⠀ ⠀ I sometimes do, too.⠀ ⠀ What speaks louder now is excitement that I’m the woman I am now, from all the light and dark experiences that have occurred since this picture was taken.⠀ ⠀ If only I could whisper to this version me years ago, before my huge career leap, before radically transforming & becoming a mother, before navigating all the ins and outs of a beautiful marriage:⠀ it’s going to get so much better and clearer. Hang tight and remember your magic. ⠀ ⠀ If you could tell your past self one thing, what would it be?
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Peaks and valleys of life ⛰ . Some of the journey is being high and feeling on top of the world. Other days are treacherous climbs and falling down in the dirt. . Oh how we must always remember to see the bigger picture. When life makes you feel unraveled, remember you can stand tall as a mountain, rooted and grounded, expansive and majestic. . . Remembering this today 🙏🏻 Keep climbing, loves. We will reach the magnificent views that await. . . #mountains #peace #selflove #transformation #spirituality #innerpeace #soulsearching #earthangels #blessings #blessed #blessedbe #strength #trust #faith #surrender #meditate #meditation #selfacceptance #growth #consciousness #enlightenment #wel#wellbeing #perseverance #recovery #divine #divinity #nature #gratitude #grateful #wellness #wellbeing
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Be fearless. Your pride will keep your head above water. . . . . . . . . #tra#transer #trans #bodypositive #selfacceptance #selflove #fitness #photoshoot #adventure #lgbtq #queer #pride
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How can one be whole while denying parts of themselves? How can one love themselves if they view some parts as unlovable. The loss of ego is the beggining of light because there is nothing hiding in the shadows. I had to fall apart and accept the fact that no one has hurt me more than me. There is no betrayal like self betrayal, equally there is no love like self love. There is no devil, but the ones we hide, no demons, but the ones inside. If my first love woulda been me I would've known to save myself. I will be the first to love me. The WHOLE me. This is holiness. ▪ ▪ ▪ # shadowself #shadowwork #lightworker #tryagain #wordsofwisdom #con#consciousness #conscious #wisewoman #selfacceptance #selflove #poet #artist #poetress #holiness
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New blog post all about self-love and how amazing it is!! Seriously it is the best thing I have ever done and my life is amazing because of it. Read the post by clicking link in my profile now 😍😍
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