HABE MUT DEINE EINZIGARTIGKEIT ZU ZEIGEN ☝🏼 . Jeder hat Stärken & Schwächen. Der/Die eine kann gut vor Publikum sprechen, der/die nächste kann gut zeichnen, der/die andere kann gut mit Stress umgehen. Wir sind alle einzigartig & das sollten wir auch zeigen! . Schämt Euch nicht für Euch selber. Unterdrückt Eure Einzigartigkeit nicht, denn die Macht euch vollkommen. Es wird immer Menschen geben, die Euch nicht verstehen, aber dann sind das keine richtigen Freunde. . Richtige Freunde lieben Euch, egal wie bescheurt ihr seid. In der Zeit meiner Magersucht habe ich erfahren müssen, wer in der Zeit zu mir hält & wer sich abwendet. Es war hart, aber es hat mir Klarheit verschafft mit wem ich weiter mein Leben verbringen will & mit wem nicht.
Deborah Michal - AA, mid 20’s. She’s a hopeless romantic who is smart, funny, genuine, strong, energetic, witty, ambitious, free spirited, and will not settle for anything less than what God has planned for her life. She is the lead character.
You are braver than you believe, smarter than you know and stronger than you might think. - The size of your problems is nothing compared with your ability to solve them. - Sometimes it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the problems we think we face. - Financial problems, job problems, relationship problems, health problems. And sometimes all of them at once. - But never underestimate your ability to not only solve these problems but actually thrive off the back of them. - You have hidden talents, strengths, resilience and genius. - Adversity reveals these talents, comfortable ease hides them away and they atrophy. - If you truly understood the breathtaking scope of what you are capable of, you wouldn’t fear any problem. - You would know the truth that you can handle this and any other challenge life throws at you. - The trick is to calm your mind and avoid judging what the problem ‘means’, for you, your life and those you care about. - Instead simply see possible ways the problem could (not will, simply could) be solved. - And then in a calm, resolute, workman style way just get on and do what is necessary to make your chosen outcome the reality. - But always be open to possibility that what you see as a problem is actually life leading you somewhere better, even if it doesn’t appear that way at the time. - Read the stories of the adversity that so many have faced. - And see the truth that their eventual far greater success come about precisely because of the challenges they faced. - Embrace your problems, they help you win or win big.
Been waiting for our hot take on “Hot and Heavy?” Either way, here it is! Ever notice how we pay lots of attention to & praise men in relationships with women who are bigger than them & watch these relationships on reality TV, but we never see shows/celebrations dedicated to women w/ men who are fatter than them? We don’t celebrate women for being with men with “more to love” or “extra cushioning” or other objectifying ways we describe women. The “mixed weight” couples we see on TV are only called that & are *only* pointed out when the woman is bigger. We don’t call it anything at all when women are with fatter men in real life or in media (think “King of Queens” or any show where a big man is paired w/ a thin woman). We see men get lots of praise for loving women w/ bigger bodies (remember curvy wife guy?😅), but who praises women for loving men w/ bigger bodies? It’s almost laughable! It feels surprising to see thinner men w/ bigger women, but are you surprised to see thinner women w/ bigger men? ✖️This happens because we live a culture where women are valued primarily for their bodies, and high value is placed on women having bodies that fit profit-driven and always just-out-of-reach ideals. Constant messages from media tell us women can earn love and relationships by losing weight, but we never hear the opposite for men. This is objectification. Women are bodies first and people second. Women are treated like objects to be looked at, used, and cast aside. Men are valued for more than the way their bodies look, (though they do face difficult ideals). By and far, men get to show up as they are, and we don’t praise the women that are in relationships with them. In our objectifying culture, it’s the men we praise for partnering with women who don’t fit the ideals. It’s the relationships with smaller men and larger women that capture our attention because men get to be more than bodies while women are still bodies first.
I exist. But I’m promoting obesity. I exist. But I’m going to die young. I exist. But I’m disgusting. I exist. But I have no discipline or self worth. I exist. But I shouldn’t be wearing that. These are all comments I’ve received simply for existing in my skin. Comments that if said to me even a year ago, would have tore me apart. But now, I stand tall. I do not exist to appease others. My health is not up for debate. My body is mine and mine only. I choose to unapologetically take up space.
Honestly? I don’t have anything inspirational to share. I just took this photo as I’m sitting at home, filling my Friday night with christmas movies and snacks, wearing pj’s and no makeup. But that’s just how this weeks been, and that’s just how it is sometimes. My workouts have been mediocre. My nutrition has been close to crap. My relationship with food is starting to really effect me again as my current schedule doesn’t support where I need to be. My motivation has been low. My energy levels are easily burnt out. And it’s all in my control, as these things are down to one area of my life that needs some change, and that’s exactly what I’m currently trying to do. I’m absolutely not complaining about my current state, but I don’t feel that I’m thriving in a way I know I potentially can. And it took me to go through a tough time to realize this, which is why I want to stress about the importance of listening to yourself. Listen to your mind when it needs rest. Listen to your heart when it needs love. Listen to your body when it needs time. Listen to your whole being, with your whole self. You deserve nothing less. 💛🌻✨
Tonight I had 4 young women from @usnavalacademy come up to me & say “because of you (& your social media posts), I feel like can be myself in the navy.” That is when I realized regardless of the score that I was already winning. 💫 I don’t post on social media or share my vulnerabilities for fame or attention, I share my story to inspire other young women not to be afraid to embrace their individuality. Having the opportunity to continue to share my passion on this EXTREMELY large, #navy platform is a gift I’ll always cherish. Thank you @americasnavy allowing me to do so time & time again. ✨ Thankful for our #navy victory tonight! #gonavy#blessed#thepowerwithin
REALITY VS INSTAGRAM 💖____ I’m bringing you the reality of social media. Coming on Instagram you see soo many perfect Faces & Bodies. Within seconds you start to question your Beauty, Wealth, Bodies & Lifestyles. It’s crazy how we can allow anything we see on social media change how we feel about ourselves. It shouldn’t be that way! The First image is my skin with Makeup. The second is the same image photoshopped. You couldn’t even tell I have Scarring or Acne? ... I’m showing you this so you can see the beauty within yourself. Not everything on social media is what it seems! LOVR YOURSELF 💖 #acne#skinpositivity#confidence#loveyourself