Self care. how often do you practice it?🤷🏻♀️ me? more often than not when i've already realized i haven't been practicing it at all.😐but the beauty of it is that it can come from the smallest things to really turnaround the whole day and make you feel better. ✨nourishment in this way is just as important as nourishment through the foods we eat! 🤗something as simple as taking an extra 5 minutes to enjoy your food, sipping that afternoon drink slowly, or lighting a candle and letting its light relax you are just a couple of the ways i've been trying to practice self care daily which is why i'm so excited to partner with @candelles for a 💥giveaway💥 of some of their newest scents like this "favorite sweater"! they are the makers of my favorite pumpkin candles and when i can't fill the air in my apartment with the scent of fall any of their other scents will do!
1. follow me & @candelles
2. give this photo some 🧡
3. tag a friend ( or two!) who deserve a little tlc!
giveaway runs through friday morning (2/23), and the winner will receive $50 to spend at the @candelles shop! 💁🏻♀️🙌🏼🔥
I keep archiving this post on my other account so i am just gunna post this twitter thread here and leave it (people were saying it helped them and they wanted it back up, maybe posting it here will be better idk i’ll figure it out by which is most popular i guess😂😂) #twitterthreads#selflove#selfcare#thread#bored
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Salted caramel peanut butter pancakes 🥞 3 ingredient cakes topped with banana, strawberries, coconut and smothered in caramel + pb. for the pancakes, just blend up 1 cup of oats into a flour, then add in a banana and 3/4 cup almond milk. throw in whatever add-ins you want, like cacao for a chocolate stack! appropriate for any meal of the day in my eyes 👀
There is an important difference between simply dwelling in misery and understanding that on the path of healing things will come up that sometimes cause us to feel the old emotions/patterns that we are working on letting go.
there is a great power in honoring the reality of our current emotions, not feeding them or making them worse, but simply recognizing that this is what has arisen in this present moment and that this will also change. when we create this space within ourselves, a space of calmness that is undisturbed by the storm, the storm tends to pass more quickly.
practicing such profound honesty within ourselves helps in all facets of internal and external life- there is no real freedom without honesty, without honesty there can be no peace of mind.
healing ourselves isn’t about constantly feeling bliss, being attached to bliss is a bondage of its own. trying to force ourselves to be happy is counterproductive, because it suppresses the sometimes tough reality of the moment, forcing it back within the depths of our being, instead of allowing it to arise and release.
healing ourselves is the personal movement we embark on to let of all the conditioning that limits our freedom, in this journey there will undoubtedly be moments of bliss and difficulty. real happiness grows from the wisdom we experience that gives us a deeper understanding of reality, not from the fleeting moments of bliss that we feel.
sending love to all beings. may we all be happy and free. i have a few speaking/book launch events in the los angeles area in early march, tickets are available through the link in my profile. my first book, inward, is also available through the link in my profile and through amazon. 🙏🏽🌏 #yungpueblo
It’s a cold, rainy afternoon; remi’s napping so i’m soaking up this time sitting on the couch drinking my second cup of coffee and actually reading this book i got last year (can you tell i never read 🙈). there isn’t a lot of quite time these days or time to just sit and reflect. kins is in california with her grandma visiting our family and it’s been a different routine these past couple of days. we’re missing her like crazy, but the one on one time with rem has been so nice and this mama has had some time to herself. i love my kids so much, but some days i forget to to take care of myself. it’s like that quote that says, “taking good care of me means the people in my life get the best of me rather than what’s left of me.” ✨ #selfcare
2 days to go!!!! join us for massage, facials, hopi ear candle treatments, sleep advice, hypnotherapy, manicures and more 💆♀️💅 plus refreshments 🍹and a chance to chill and shop 🛍. have you got your ticket yet..........................link in the bio 🛒
It’s not always about the rise and grind, part of taking care of your body and mind includes breaks. take some time today to practice some self-care. in the words of @gabbybernstein “you can take an inner vacation whenever you choose.” just 5 minutes can make all the difference !
Who else spent many of there teenage years dreaming of clear skin? yup, me to 🙋🏼♀️! there is nothing more disappointing then entering your adult years and suffering from flare up which where ten times are worse as those pubescent spots.
my skin first flared up at the age of 22. i was embarrassed and ashamed. i just could not understand what i was doing for my skin to have gotten so bad. for many months i isolated myself, only leaving the house when necessary (work and the gym - priority) social events where a no go. for many months, i wasted time and money on home reminded which i was assured would clear up my spots. as the months passed, my skin became unbearable, there was not change despite my efforts. my skin was no longer only affecting my mentality and everyday life, it was also extremely painful. enough was enough and i finally went to see my gp. i was diagnosed with cyst acne and put on a high dose of antibiotics. after 4/5 months my acne cleared up and i did not seen it for a year +. then i become poorly over christmas. my appetite became affected, the taste of chicken and vegetables made me gag. anyway... my appetite finally came back mid january (but the damage was already done 😟). aswell as being unwell my anxiety has been extremely high. all of that mixed together and my acne has come back in full force. before the acne got a hold of me like last time, i headed straight back to the doctors and got back on medication!
the best piece of advice i can give is to get straight to your gp when you notice a difference in your skin. do not allow your skin to control your emotions and your life. you are worthy and so much more then your skin. and remember you are not alone. 💕