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Shout out to one of my biggest supporters in basically every aspect of my life. My little sister! I miss you already and want to go back. Thanks for always telling me when I'm being dumb and for pushing me to be the best version of me.
When you realize you packed the exact same shirt to Chicago you have to make a side by side. Size 16 pants to size 6.
Thought I’d share cos it looks like it was a great campaign. I guess hoping this may help parents/carers/guardians help their kids & for adults too. I genuinely feel that if I’d not been bullied when younger, I’d have been less likely to have less resilience around would be bullies. I’ve been bullied by so many people during my life. I think starting from high school I was always too scared to stand up for myself. Then peer groups bullying me, partners, work colleagues. Reducing me to accepting & not defending myself when mean untrue things have been said. It has affected me badly as a person. My self worth is low & increases my social anxiety so I dread going out. Worrying that I’m going to be viewed badly, told I’m a crap person, not feeling good enough, etc. Obviously having some mental illness is aggravated by the anxiety. It’s a very difficult thing to deal with. I came across these & upset me, stirs feelings. However, finally realising I don’t have to accept the shit. Hope it helps some peeps ❤️ #meanstinks#stopbullying#bullyingawareness#cyberbullying#bully#anxiety#supporteachother#bekind#educate
It struck me recently that I've been associating what I look like to a very short period in my life. Not everyone knows that I wasn't always heavier, in fact I always ate junk and stayed normal to thinner.
The first picture is from France 2007. Then even after in 2012 cooking with Ayva, so can't call it baby weight. I know when I took my present job in 2014, I wasn't in great shape, but still was around 170. Fast forward to May 2016, 238. Then a few weeks ago less around 155 trying on size 4 dresses for work.
Between putting on the weight and then joining the first office competition for weight loss, I was at my heaviest for a year and took 2 years to get there. Yet, that is still what I see in my mind. When I hold up my new smaller sizes I always declare internally that it was far too ambitious a purchase and it will never fit.
The fact is, I'm back to normal and even better than ever before. However as I gained the weight more and more people felt like confirming my worst fears. You didn't help, you made it worse. You didn't send me home thinking they are right, I should take care of it! Rather, my ex was right, I'm hideous, I deserve bad things, no once will ever love me, I'll never be enough no matter how hard I try. Those that accepted me regardless of weight, those that called to check in, that offered to workout with me, to let me focus on my head before my body, those people saved me.
If you are only brutally honest with negativity and not positivity as well, you're not brutally honest, you're trying to excuse being cruel.
Be patient and be kind with those that cannot see what others see, they are trying. I think I'm getting there.
Thank you to @ambeejade89 and @mountainkid1989 for helping realize I was identifying myself with the briefest and most negative aspects of my physicality rather than all that I am and am becoming.
I am not what you see.
I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil.
Richelle E. Goodrich
This morning I got up early to attend a yoga workshop with a bunch of other teachers; in the middle of class one of them checked her phone and suddenly burst into tears... I could see that she was trying so hard to regain composure but couldn’t help it.
The lecturer saw what was going on but carried on talking and everybody else continued to take notes pretending nothing was happening. When the girl looked up in my direction I gave her a smile from across the room and she did the same.
Later on, when I was walking back to my car I heard a voice calling my name and saw her catching up with me. She thanked me and told me that in that very moment when everybody was too embarrassed to acknowledge her crying, my gesture made all the difference.
Then she gave me a hug.
Now - I’m not the mushy, touchy-feely kinda girl but I was actually moved by her vulnerability.
I still don’t know why she was upset and I honestly don’t even need to: the simple fact that I could make her feel better made me so, SO happy.
Truth is - we have no idea of other people’s journeys, so let’s simply try to show some kindness... it takes so little to brighten someone’s day. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
B&W for #yogis4suicideawareness
and #stripdownsundays with my special girls @sultryabyss and @in.ecstatic.motion 💋
This is also my #randomassyogapicsaturday for my darling @themuscleboundyogi as I literally found this pic on my phone today and had totally forgotten about it 😂
Happy Saturday Fam!!!
One thing I've been teaching myself the past week.. you are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, and strong enough. Believe it. Never let insecurity ruin your life, or the words of others. 💕 #youareenough
Today, our Founder Allison James attended a conference at Rutgers University Newark sponsered by Big Brothetd Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union counties where we disscussed topics on Understanding, Identifying and Responding to Traumatic Stress Reactions: Helping Adolescents Cope, Respond, and Recover. We know how important it is for Mentoring Programs such as ours to be knowledge about how to pinpoint and deal with certain behaviors from our students. It is our duty to create an environment where all of our girls feel safe, welcomed, encouraged and inspired. We are always looking for new ways to perfect our craft and become much better mentors to the young girls that look up to us. These girls believe in us and we will not let them down ✊👭👸💕 #mentorsmatter#supporteachother#supportourgirls#leadership#guidance#growth#Glll
For me - eating has always been so wrapped up in emotions; shame, sadness, regret... the list goes on. .
Trying to move forward on my body positivity journey, this is an important step. Trying to face what binge eating is, why I have been using binge eating as a coping mechanism, and how I can continue to grow with self-acceptance and forgiveness. .
I am learning the importance of intuitive eating, and how I can learn and incorporate this way of living into my daily life. Trying to understand what your body is actually wanting and needing, rather than reverting to comfort eating through all types of emotions that arise. .
Food and feeding is complex, and it is something that is going to take some real time and effort to rebuild a healthy relationship with. I say rebuild, but I don’t remember a time before rules and judgment around my food choices. So this will really be a difficult journey, but I am trying.
Pole HI studio is going through some awesome changes this month, we are adding 3 New instructors !!! And if you've had a level 1 series you will be able to drop Into any level appropriate class for $15, series for all levels will still be available ☺ we will also be coming out to the public 🤣 at the Pride Parade with @eveneve9 and their booth with a pole and instructor and student dancers and information, come down and join us, see what it's all about, meet some of the instructors, also show support for eve n eve and the message of love driving out hate, March for Love!❤🌈🌈🌈🌈#loveconquers#eveneve#stevensteve#humanevolution#supporteachother#hilopoldance#getyourdanveon#danceisappreciationoflife❤🌈💃💃🕺🕺