In this sisterhood we honour loving ourselves fully & respecting each other for loving ourselves first. we still love and care about each other, but we are our own number 1 ✨🙏♥️ —- image by @beashotthis for @thebodylove_co
1%. just 1% of someone’s life is pictured and pitched, prosed and posed for, to the people who scroll through these little squares. all the snippet shots of someone else’s sharing space. just 1% of this and then the 99% we seldom see outside of the sculpted shapes of social media -these curated quadrilaterals- created to then be conveyed and clicked on and commented on. a 99% unnamed nitty gritty that we’re not seeing because people don't say. and because we can't stop ourselves solely looking at the silver linings we see wrapped around the lives we get all wrapped up in. in the lives goggle at all green eyed and the little worlds we lose ourselves in online.
but that must lead to the “but what’s behind the blog, then?” what’s behind the jargon that just feeds the judging of the book by its cover? where's the unknown 99% in its nooks and crannies? backstage to the stage, backdropping the artsy banksy backdrops and the wonderful walls and the ever enticing extravaganza of what we’re wearing and who we’re with and who we then think we should be? what's beyond the “beautiful”, all elegantly boxed up into the flawlessly four-sided?where's the remainders of what we’ve written? and what realities would we realise if we read between the lines of where we’re looking? turned to the untold or untyped tales - the stories that would be shared if we spoke for ourselves rather than the rest. if we saw the same page of pictured people, all prettified with pose and prose, but through a contrary perception?
what would it twig to turn that preexisting page you use to presume someone else’s place on this planet? it’s not that i’ve ever lied about what i let out here. because you see, or rather you don’t see, that not everything meets the eye and not everything meets the media’s mantelpiece (algorithm aside)... have you ever thought this patchwork pattern of posts people fashion, are actually patchy? or patch ups? that the bedazzling person or place with the jargon underneath is just one jigsaw piece to this life that you’re so jealous of? #whysocialmediaisruiningyourlife *cont in comments* 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 🤓 📚📱
🦋the most unexpected and rewarding part of recovering from my eating disorder (besides, like, the obvious of getting my life back💁🏻♀️) was falling in love with traveling✈️. honestly? i never considered myself a traveler.🤦🏻♀️i hated spontaneity, i craved my comforting routine, my kitchen, my safe controlled familiar meals that fed my illusion of control. i didn’t like the travel, the skipping workouts, it was scary.👀
now? being recovered i’ve discovered something about myself, i can be flexible.😲i can travel and enjoy it, i can be spontaneous, i can enjoy pizza🍕 and ice cream🍦 because i want to. i can wake up not having a plan of what to do and where to eat and be okay. excited, even, at the newness of it all
this flexibility, this go with the flow, it’s not reserved for certain ‘personality’ types, it is available for anyone who chooses freedom from the illusion of control in favor of presence and fullness.🙌🏻i could not have known while in the depths of my eating disorder how worth it it would be to recover, but small moments like this👆🏻— eating ice cream in san antonio with my best friend—i am reminded of the precious gift that recovery is.🎁 to all you in recovery, struggling to feel free from the chains of restriction and never feeling enough, i want to encourage you that it👏🏻is 👏🏻worth👏🏻it, all of it. and in times when you don’t believe it, let my voice cover your faltering one:❤️ it’s worth it.
p.s. i’m well aware this ice cream is hella small but it was fancy and expensive and your girl is on a budget so 🤷🏻♀️ tell me, what is the most rewarding part of food freedom to you?👇🏻
When taryn brumfitt came to #phoenix for a screening of her amazing documentary, #embrace, our team was so inspired. this woman’s energy and passion is infectious and exactly what the world needs. we love you, taryn, on this side of the world! 😘 #ihaveembraced@bodyimagemovement
Sometimes the thing that’s holding you back is all in your head 🤯💭 what mindset blocks or barriers have you placed upon yourself❓❓thinking things like “i’m not good enough” or “i’m not thin enough to wear that” or “i can’t have a great style because i am ..xyz size” are all mindset barriers that are preventing you from having a style that you love and feel amazing in! ☹️😩 think about what mental barriers you have placed on yourself. once you have become aware of these, i encourage you to forgive yourself and let them go ☺️ go beyond your barriers to possibilities 💖 try on something you’d never usually try 👗👚👖👙🧣👘 tell yourself that you are good enough 💕we all deserve to feel amazing in what we wear and it is possible if you take some time to shift your mindset! 😊 remember: it’s not about the size you wear but the way you wear your size❗️❗️❗️
“stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it’s all you’ve got to offer the world. your body is not your art, it’s your paintbrush. whether your paintbrush is a tall paintbrush or a thin paintbrush or a stocky paintbrush or a scratched up paintbrush is completely irrelevant. what is relevant is that you have a paintbrush which can be used to transfer your insides onto the canvas of your life — where others can see it and be inspired and comforted by it.” –glennon doyle melton
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