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안녕 from Korea! Not exactly loving the heat, but the weather makes for a good photo! Love the view of ...
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안녕 from Korea! Not exactly loving the heat, but the weather makes for a good photo! Love the view of the Gamcheon Village. #busan 안녕 from Korea! Not exactly loving the heat, but the weather makes for a good photo! Love the view of the Gamcheon Village. 😍 #busan
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 #EightAnglePose #Astavakrasana . I love the story behind this pose. Astavakrasana is named ...
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#EightAnglePose #Astavakrasana . I love the story behind this pose. Astavakrasana is named after the sage, Astavakr. Asta means eight and Vakra means bent because this sage was born to this world with his body crippled and bent in eight places. Astavakra's story begins in his mother's ... #EightAnglePose
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I love the story behind this pose. Astavakrasana is named after the sage, Astavakr. Asta means eight and Vakra means bent because this sage was born to this world with his body crippled and bent in eight places. Astavakra's story begins in his mother's womb. He used to hear his father reciting the Vedas (the ancient text) but his father kept messing up the words. Astavakra from the womb corrected his father's pronunciation and this upset his father greatly so much so he cursed his unborn son to be bent in eight places
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Despite his deformity Astavakra grew up an extremely gifted child. When he was older sought the King Janaka's court because he wanted to listen and learn from the most knowledgeable and philosophical men in the king's court. The journey to the King's palace was long and difficult and when he finally got there everyone began laughing at his crippled body. Astavakra began to cry as he told the King how disappointed he was. He said he expected to find wise and enlightened men but instead he saw only shoe makers. When the King asked what Astavakra was referring to Astavakra replied
“They see only skin. They do not see the atma, the soul. They have no realization of the soul and the Supreme Soul. They merely see the surface, and base their judgments solely on this. This is the occupation of a cobbler, who is always saying: ‘This skin is good; that skin is not good. This one is smooth; that one is rough.’ Coming here as been a waste of time.” .
Humbled by these words King Janaka bowed before Astavakra and asked to be his student
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Astavakra is a beautiful reminder to us that yogis come in all shapes and sizes and no matter the asana the real yoga is internal.
practice ahimsa and don't judge your body against another person's body. Love who you are and where your journey is today
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Namaste .
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I love this picture with @tyler_coll_photo
What a gifted photographer with such an eye for details
Check out his page for more of his work❤️❤️
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Wearing @omgiyoga
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I’m so excited to share Kari’s update!!!!!!!!!!!! All you mommas out there: watch and learn! You ...
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I’m so excited to share Kari’s update!!!!!!!!!!!! All you mommas out there: watch and learn! You CAN get your body back. You CAN be a good mom, love your kids, AND take care of yourself too! You CAN feel confident and comfortable in your own skin again. You CAN feel sexy and attractive, even ... I’m so excited to share Kari’s update!!!!!!!!!!!! All you mommas out there: watch and learn!
You CAN get your body back.
You CAN be a good mom, love your kids, AND take care of yourself too!
You CAN feel confident and comfortable in your own skin again.
You CAN feel sexy and attractive, even after 3 kids (or 5 or 8!) You CAN be a strong, healthy, great example to your family.
You CAN take care of others while showing them that it’s important to value one’s own health too ❤️ and
You CAN be a working mom and total badass like Kari, with 3 kids (ages 6 and under) and still carve out some time for yourself.
She did it and so can you!
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Photo far left: 204 lbs at 9 mo prego with baby #3
Photo far right: 126 lbs soon after 3rd baby’s first birthday 🎉🎉🎉
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I could NOT be more proud of you Kari!!! 👏👏👏
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I absolutely love working with #pregnant mommas, #postpartum mommies, and older mommies too 😉
I believe VERY strongly that way, way too many mothers give up their own health for what they believe is more important by focusing on kids & family. And while noble and well-intended that may be, this neglect of oneself does in fact not serve the family nor mom! Ladies, it’s ok to take care of yourself. You are worth it! 😘 Email me if you’d like some help feeling healthier and stronger, whatever your goal may be 📩 [email protected]
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If you’re HAPPY an y’a know it ......cram all the colors you can into one photo *clap**clap* <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> * Anyone ...
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If you’re HAPPY an y’a know it ......cram all the colors you can into one photo *clap**clap* * Anyone else ever read the command: “Be Joyful ALWAYS” and be like 🏾‍♀️ummm Always???🧐 God actually commands us to ALWAYS be overflowing with Joy. Now God never commands anything that isn’t ... If you’re HAPPY an y’a know it ......cram all the colors you can into one photo *clap**clap* 😂
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Anyone else ever read the command: “Be Joyful ALWAYS” and be like 🙋🏾‍♀️ummm Always???🧐
God actually commands us to ALWAYS be overflowing with Joy. Now God never commands anything that isn’t readily available to us...because that would be cruel, and He is Kind! ***But HOW ON EARTH?! ***
With all the struggles, negative emotions that seem to swallow us whole, disappointments, losses, how in the uncertainty of life can we ALWAYS be overflowing with joy?! It’s seems impossible! And you know, like most of the Christian life, it IS impossible.....if you are not continually being filled by the SOURCE of Joy.
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See, We were created to be in relationship with an infinitely good God who is the source of infinite joy, peace, and power....we come to Him, give him our 💩 and He pours into us all that He is: love, joy, peace, kindness, truth. He pours into us and we in turn overflow to the people around us. Everything our spirit needs to thrive is found in Him. We don’t even have to do anything! Just get in His presence and be filled! But so often we push on in our own strength unwilling to come to the source, determined to “Do it ourselves” and then wonder why life just always seems so hard!
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Joy CAN be the result of extreme happiness when things are going the way you want them to, but when you are going through the fire, Joy becomes a CHOICE...and it is your greatest weapon against weariness, disappointment, disillusionment, and fear. We are not always Joyful bc we FEEL happy, we experience supernatural Joy bc we choose to believe a truth that is Superior to our feelings...That every problem we will ever face is going to end in RADICAL GOODNESS to us. That if it’s not GOOD, it’s not Over. So take heart, and choose JOY today...the BEST is always yet to come🙌🏾💕 “I will turn their mourning into gladness;  I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.”-Jeremiah 31:13
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Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you ...
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Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” ~Ohso - So something that I’ve learned in the practice of yoga is that every day can be different! Just because I can do a skill one day doesn’t mean that the next day it will work also! • In ... Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” ~Ohso
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So something that I’ve learned in the practice of yoga is that every day can be different! Just because I can do a skill one day doesn’t mean that the next day it will work also!


In the top photo, I tried to get into hand balanced split. My legs felt heavy & tired, I couldn’t find my balance at all! This is why it’s called a yoga practice! Some days, like anything in life, will be better than others.


The bottom photo, today I was able to find my center, legs felt light as air and my mind was focused.


The message here for me is to be easy and gentle with myself in everything that I do! There is a time to push harder and a time to be gentle and kind to my body! To listen to what it’s tell me.
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I could have told myself negative things, I’m getting to old for this, I’m not where I wanna be, I’m not good enough or compare myself to someone else... that’s all fear! Fear is a liar!
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I make a conscious choice on a daily basis to live with intention and love in my heart and that most importantly includes having tolerance for myself! -
Have a blessed Friday everyone!
#yogajourney #teamdomin8 #YearOfYes
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I know I share a lot of photos where life looks pretty calm and beautiful. Sometimes it’s nice to have ...
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I know I share a lot of photos where life looks pretty calm and beautiful. Sometimes it’s nice to have a photo where even for that one moment my outfit was perfect, my hair clean, the rope is tidied away, the lighting is good and I generally am feeling happy! We all know that’s not my life all the ... I know I share a lot of photos where life looks pretty calm and beautiful. Sometimes it’s nice to have a photo where even for that one moment my outfit was perfect, my hair clean, the rope is tidied away, the lighting is good and I generally am feeling happy!
We all know that’s not my life all the time, yeah? It’s not anyone’s life! More often than not I am JUST keeping myself together and getting through the day. But also, the photos where I look my most put together and I’m holding a pretty Macramé in my hands are the ones that people will stop and double tap and maybe stay long enough to read what I’m saying...
I think this photo meets a nice happy medium hey?! Stylish studio chaos? This is what my workshop in @thinkthornbury looks like right now.
This little Macramé and the one that I posted previously will be in my online shop very shortly.
My GAD has been pretty bad the last couple of months and it’s made sharing and making really challenging. However I started a new medication a few weeks ago. I’ve debated if I should share this information here because it’s pretty personal. I think some people will say it’s something I should keep to myself and others will say well done for being brave and speaking openly about my generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). I don’t want to label myself but I also don’t want to pretend this isn’t something that affects me! It is something that lots of people go through, silently, feeling really bloody alone. I’ve felt really alone.
I spent a lot of last year saying “I’ll be fine after this ... happens” or “I’ll feel better when I get x,y & z done”. Simultaneously I would get anxious just leaving the house and pretend like everything was fine.
I’m feeling better, which in itself is kinda scary because I have more energy and all I want to do is throw myself headfirst into a million jobs to grow and create opportunities for myself.

Im focusing on breathing and going a little slower. For me that requires baby steps and reminding myself that I am more than what I do and create and that everything will be ok.

If you feel like you need help, please ask for it. You’re not alone.

Much Love, Maggie May
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~ The raw side to parenting ~ This is on the other side of the 56 photos you take to try and get a good ...
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~ The raw side to parenting ~ This is on the other side of the 56 photos you take to try and get a good one, parenting is effing hard work, and it’s by far not the easiest ride to take. And boyyyyyy oh boy do you have days where blocking your ears and sticking you head in the rubbish bin is a real thing...legit....I ... ~ The raw side to parenting ~
This is on the other side of the 56 photos you take to try and get a good one, parenting is effing hard work, and it’s by far not the easiest ride to take. And boyyyyyy oh boy do you have days where blocking your ears and sticking you head in the rubbish bin is a real thing...legit....I mean I have smacked my head with a plastic egg flipper before. And no one tells you what you sign up for, This little soul has 2 very loving homes, one daddy’s and one mummy’s, and no matter what both her parents love her equally and I will forever tell my daughter she’s loved by both exactly the same. No one knows what the future holds for your children, and sometimes I wish looking into a glass ball would guide me and her daddy to knowing we are parenting her the best we can for her future. I know we are both fantastic parents, and we are grateful she chose us even if we aren’t a family anymore, but reality is, separation is normal and kids adapt if you allow it and make it the best you can. I would say she’s lucky to have us, but we are lucky to have her! parenting is hard, solo or partnered. And this photo shows the raw side of how not every photo is perfect and neither is every family. Love you little miss xx
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I just realized that there were more people in my life when growing up telling me that I’m not good ...
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I just realized that there were more people in my life when growing up telling me that I’m not good enough than people telling me that it is totally ok, not to fit into society’s standard of beauty or to be thin to be happy. For so long I believed that the only way to be happy was to lose weight. There ... I just realized that there were more people in my life when growing up telling me that I’m not good enough than people telling me that it is totally ok, not to fit into society’s standard of beauty or to be thin to be happy. For so long I believed that the only way to be happy was to lose weight. There are so many people who struggle with loving themselves because haters like to tell them that you can not love yourself because you are bigger. And that’s not the case. For so long I believed in that narrative, too. I believed that I could not truly be happy unless I lost weight. I thought I truly could not love myself one hundred percent unless I lost weight. Until something happened and I started to work on myself a side from weight. I started to work on the real issues in my life. We have got to change the narrative that says, »if you’re fat there’s something wrong with you« and the belief that being thin is the only way to exist in this world. Self confidence does not have a weight limit. It is possible for everyone to have self confidence.
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"Love begins with acceptance and looking for someone to complete us is really just a need for the ...
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"Love begins with acceptance and looking for someone to complete us is really just a need for the acceptance and love that we have not yet given to our self or experienced from another. Without acceptance we end up feeling alone, misunderstood, unwanted or not good enough. What we actually ... "Love begins with acceptance and looking for someone to complete us is really just a need for the acceptance and love that we have not yet given to our self or experienced from another. Without acceptance we end up feeling alone, misunderstood, unwanted or not good enough. What we actually want is to feel safe with someone who wants to get to know us in every way, and then says "you're different and I love that about you. You make me happy just the way you are." What we fear is that the more someone gets to know us, the less they will accept us and eventually, they might reject us or abandon us. This fear can and will create insecurity in your relationship leading to doubt, uncertainty, instability, a lack of vulnerability and honest communication, which then prevents the love and connection that we really want. Then, instead of making our partner feel loved and appreciated, we make them feel the way that we do, insecure and anxious.
Practice communicating how you really feel instead of just projecting your feelings. Learn to ask for what you want through positive reinforcement instead of complaining or being passive aggressive. Learn how to reward your partner for choosing you instead of punishing them for not understanding you. Don't set yourself up for rejection by unconsciously pushing your partner away because of your own insecurities.
Instead of being stressed about what they think of you and so try to hide things about yourself because you're embarrassed, encourage them to share more about themselves with you and practice being open and embracing of each other — that builds trust and helps you both to feel safe emotionally.
What a relationship needs to thrive and be healthy is connection; open, honest, transparent raw connection of two souls who choose to completely accept each other freely."
Words by: Joel Clemons @the.gentleman.wolf #relationships #acceptance #love

Photo credit: @nabazabihphotography
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Do you hate having your photo taken.... ahhhh news flash... so do I. . I think that's why people ...
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Do you hate having your photo taken.... ahhhh news flash... so do I. . I think that's why people feel comfortable with me at my photo sessions ... because for me I'm speaking to that place in you that's totally freaking out... by connecting with you soul to soul. The camera becomes secondary ... Do you hate having your photo taken.... ahhhh news flash... so do I.
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I think that's why people feel comfortable with me at my photo sessions ... because for me I'm speaking to that place in you that's totally freaking out... by connecting with you soul to soul. The camera becomes secondary to the conversation ( said and unsaid ) because I get it...When someone puts that lens up in your face you basically become a deer in the headlights and get completely self conscious and hyper aware of every single thing you consider a flaw...
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2 tips to calm yourself down... and getting great shots....( this is what I do for myself too...when the lens is facing me::

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1. Find a location with "open shade". Natural light without any shadows or harsh light in your eyes. No squinting and nice even light on your face... a fav spot for me is in an open doorway facing out. ( In this shot I'm just inside the doorway facing out toward the backyard. Light is filtering evenly on my face. Zero shadows. It's the most flattering way to light a face in my opinion... no flash. No fancy lighting required. Just an open door.

2. Instead of thinking so much about yourself... think about someone you love or someone you have a crush on. Tell them how you feel about them through your eyes and with your energy. This is a love offering rather than trying to emote or trying to perform. It's a love letter with your being. Flirt with your eyes. Pretend the lens is that human... and.. flirt. ( feels weird, but it helps calm you down because you're focused on giving rather than on your own ego/insecurities/ performing. ) and.... try this when you create your next round of selfies. But instead of thinking its love going out toward someone else... considering it going toward YOURSELF. Then just practice this everywhere you go. Ooze love as an offering. For no reason except that it feels good to love. Come from a place of giving rather than trying to get someone's attention. ✨
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Not only will your photos look better... but guess what? Your entire life will feel better too. Less ego/fear/insecurity and more love love love love love....and doorway lighting.
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#lovewins #doorwaylighting #phototips
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recently I felt so low on a plane ride headed away from home. it seemed like the flight would never ...
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recently I felt so low on a plane ride headed away from home. it seemed like the flight would never end, or at least the feeling wouldn’t. it felt so sad but it also felt so silly and I felt sad but also so silly and I couldn’t shut off the overwhelming flood of thoughts and in the middle of it, in ... recently I felt so low on a plane ride headed away from home. it seemed like the flight would never end, or at least the feeling wouldn’t. it felt so sad but it also felt so silly and I felt sad but also so silly and I couldn’t shut off the overwhelming flood of thoughts and

in the middle of it, in the heart of the feeling, I took this photo. it’s not a good photo but it was a damn good sunset and it was happening outside the window and I needed to capture it, so it could live outside of the moment and so I could live outside of the moment too.
we touched ground a few hours after, and it was dark then, no sunset, and in the day or two following, I felt better. It was just a passing feeling and luckily it did just that; it passed.

of course, some people aren’t so lucky and they live inside the feeling until they can’t anymore. so i’m saying to you now on this impersonal social media app, please please reach out to the people available to you if you are feeling low; whether it’s a family member, friend or someone on a hotline who is ready to listen. i’m sending love to all you guys and it’s cheesy, I know, but: you are not alone.
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How to love yourself better? Well, ask for help when you need it and don’t feel embarrassed. Tell ...
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How to love yourself better? Well, ask for help when you need it and don’t feel embarrassed. Tell someone when they’ve hurt you. It doesn’t need to be an attack or a dramatic showdown. But you deserve to let someone know when they’ve caused you pain. Stop feeling like you need to belittle ... How to love yourself better?
Well, ask for help when you need it and don’t feel embarrassed.
Tell someone when they’ve hurt you. It doesn’t need to be an attack or a dramatic showdown. But you deserve to let someone know when they’ve caused you pain.
Stop feeling like you need to belittle yourself when someone gives you a compliment. Just say “thank you” and let yourself enjoy it.
Be around people who make you laugh so hard that you cry. Put energy into the friendships with people who give you as much as you give them.
Listen to music that gives you goosebumps.
Forgive others, even when they haven’t apologized. It will do your heart so much good to just let go and move on.
Walk away from relationships where you’re made to feel like you’re not good enough, like you need to change, or like you’re the second choice.
Read books that are so good, you miss them before they’re even over.
Put good food in your body. Keep your room, your kitchen, your living space clean. Treat yourself to little things that add touches of comfort to your life - like beautiful candles, a special new coffee mug, and so on. As small as these gestures are, these are all forms of self-love.
Give yourself the kind of sleep you deserve.
Do nice things for people you care about. It will make you incredibly happy.
Do nice things for people you don’t even know. It will also make you incredibly happy, sometimes even more so.
Be unapologetically who you are and never ask for anyone’s permission. Fall back in love with yourself.

Words: @kimquindlen
Photo: @hbgoodie
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“Tell everyone you know: ‘My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate ...
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“Tell everyone you know: ‘My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else the responsibility for the way you feel— and then, you’ll ... “Tell everyone you know: ‘My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.’ And then demonstrate it. Be happy, no matter what they’re doing. Practice feeling good, no matter what. And before you know it, you will not give anyone else the responsibility for the way you feel— and then, you’ll love them all. Because the only reason you don’t love them, is because you’re using them as your excuse to not feel good.”
Photo by: @3wisnu
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 #03022018 Our second day of trip. Today trip to the centre of Bali. 1. First activity start with ...
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#03022018 Our second day of trip. Today trip to the centre of Bali. 1. First activity start with Batik Collection, Silver & Gold production centre. We see how the batik & handicraft produce. Only outside photo allowed to be taken. 2. Yoga Barista Luwak Coffee, its just a small farm of ... #03022018
Our second day of trip. Today trip to the centre of Bali.

1. First activity start with Batik Collection, Silver & Gold production centre. We see how the batik & handicraft produce. Only outside photo allowed to be taken.

2. Yoga Barista Luwak Coffee, its just a small farm of coffee and tea. They have at least 13 type of coffee and tea. Their infamous coffee is luwak coffee. The most expensive coffee.
In case you were wondering, Luwak is a fox/musang. They will choose the best coffee bean from the tree.

3. Tegenungan waterfall. About thousand steps to go to waterfall. But we would rather take photo from here only. A lot more places to go.

4. Goa gajah/elephant cave temple. It is located somewhere near ubud. One of the famous temple in bali.
5. Inside the Goa Gajah with the sarong 😁. Right after jump of the car, many local seller come to us selling this sarong (dress to enter inside temple). So we bought two(2) because they said temple not giving any sarong. But in the entrance of the temple we discover that the sarong is giving free.

6. Day three lunch in bali. Lunch somewhere near Goa Gajah. It is a quite a pleasand view with cool breeze.
Mine is just Nasi Goreng with chicken and egg.
For my wife is Cap-Cay Chicken with White Rice.Taste like padprik to me. Any comment @balqishasiman ?

7. Monkey Forest Ubud. It was like thousand of monkey in front of us right after entering the jungle. Scared that monkey would steal our camera so not much photo to be taken. But it is good and pretty cool experience, kinda places must go when come here.

8. Tanah Lot. One of the famous and well known temple in Bali. And since it is on the beach, it is nice to take a photo in sunset.

9. This means nothing. It is just hard to get signage of Bali. And this is one of it. Location is at tanah lot. Walkthrough from parking to tanah lot.

10. End of day tour trip. Thanks to Pak Ari, Pak Putu & Pak Damar. Macet everywhere it is malam minggu.

#fbholiday #love #wife #family #bali #indonesia #wonderfulindonesia #luwakcoffee #waterfall #tegenunganwaterfall #goagajah #sarong #lunch #food #foodporn #monkey #monkeyforest #ubud #tanahlot #tour #tourist
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Yesterday one of my students told me that they loved how real I am online. How honest I am about how ...
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Yesterday one of my students told me that they loved how real I am online. How honest I am about how everything isn't always perfect and that's okay. I laughed and thought "who else would I be?!" Then it dawned on me that most people are trying to be someone else or comparing their beginning to ... Yesterday one of my students told me that they loved how real I am online. How honest I am about how everything isn't always perfect and that's okay. I laughed and thought "who else would I be?!" Then it dawned on me that most people are trying to be someone else or comparing their beginning to someone else's middle or feeling like they're not good enough, not pretty enough, or etc.
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Here's your reminder to BE TRUE TO YOU. You ARE enough. RIGHT where YOU ARE RIGHT NOW.
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I took this photo in my bathroom, myspace lighting and all... my grays and roots were showing so badly with my hair up in my bun so I took it down for the photo to share this #kissmekatielipsense color with a client, my eyebrows look like chewbacca, my nails are chipping and I have a huge pile of laundry overflowing the basket next to my feet. I'm sharing this with you because you get to choose what you share online and most likely you didn't even notice those things that I just shared with you! Most people don't notice the things that we do!
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The people that you are connecting with don't care about your imperfections or the things that you think aren't good enough. Those are the things that make you REAL. So show up and be YOU. Your time is NOW! STOP being so hard on yourself! Give yourself permission to go for it.
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So tell me, What's one thing that's holding you back from showing up online? Please share, I'd love to know how I can support you! p.s. Feel free to tag a friend who needs this reminder! .
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I know it’s Saturday evening, but I woke up this way.. <span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span> I am joining @iamfashionlaine in the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge ...
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I know it’s Saturday evening, but I woke up this way.. I am joining @iamfashionlaine in the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge Life isn’t perfect, we aren’t perfect, but we’ve found a way to show that it is through social media.. life can be messy, tough and unplanned, it’s not always puppies and kittens, ... I know it’s Saturday evening, but I woke up this way.. 😉 I am joining @iamfashionlaine in the #WokeUpThisWayChallenge Life isn’t perfect, we aren’t perfect, but we’ve found a way to show that it is through social media.. life can be messy, tough and unplanned, it’s not always puppies and kittens, and we all need to know that it’s okay..👌🏼 I am one to stay real and be me on here, and I am a confident person, however I have found myself getting caught up in others posts and feeling not good enough in many ways, wishing there were more filters to use for my appearance. that’s why I love this challenge.. 💕 I usually keep my posts positive, and I believe they should be, but not fake 😝There is great power in social media, and I am a fan of it, but how we choose to portray ourselves is what makes the difference 💜🦄 I choose @aprilynnx @_tana_marie @creativegalina and anyone else (you men included) to join me in this movement.. if you don’t want to post a pic, there are other ways to get involved and help promote mental wellness..😁 please see below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 .................................................... how to participate & share:
1️⃣ Post of photo of yourself when you wake up in the morning with the hashtag #WokeUpThisWayChallenge and talk about how you’re spreading the message to bring realness back to social media
2️⃣ Tag 3 (or more!) friends to challenge them next to post a morning photo
3️⃣ Mention in your caption that if people don’t want to participate by posting a photo, instead donate money to @ladygaga’s @btwfoundation which is committed to promoting the wellness of young people and inspiring them to create a kinder, braver world.
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My kids are going to grow up thinking it’s totally normal to be up on a step ladder taking photos of ...
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My kids are going to grow up thinking it’s totally normal to be up on a step ladder taking photos of dinner . Photography has got to be one of my favourite parts of blogging! It is so challenging but so rewarding at the same time. I love geeking out at other bloggers behind the scenes posts, ... My kids are going to grow up thinking it’s totally normal to be up on a step ladder taking photos of dinner 😂😂
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Photography has got to be one of my favourite parts of blogging! It is so challenging but so rewarding at the same time. I love geeking out at other bloggers behind the scenes posts, so I thought it would be fun to share my set up with you!
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I was soooo not good when I started (swipe to see some of my older photos!), but after practice practice practice, I’ve found some things that work for me!
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1️⃣ Natural light. Always. Eastern morning light is my all time favourite. I’m so crazy for that morning light that when we were house hunting, any house with no East-facing windows were immediately ruled out. #foodbloggerproblems
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2️⃣ Diffuse that light! I almost always diffuse the light with a white sheet. Direct sunlight is too intense for me and diffusing the light gives everything a glowy look.
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3️⃣ Show directionality of the light on food. That means I like some shadows (sometimes I even enhance them), and I can help the food look a bit shinier to reflect that light using water in a spray bottle.
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4️⃣ Camera- I started with a Canon 60D, which is actually a pretty good camera for a newbie. But I still took crappy photos! Lots of practice and I finally upgraded to a full frame Canon 5D Mark IV last year. It’s amazing and I still feel like I am learning something new with it each day.
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5️⃣ Backgrounds- I use @ericksonsurfaces and they are sooooo gorgeous, they can make bad food look good, I swear!
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6️⃣ Props- I used to have a TON of props but the only ones I really use these days are my meal prep containers! .
7️⃣ Lightroom- This is a photo editing program and it is 1000% essential. It adds the magic to any and every photo. I feel that just like my photography, my photo editing has come a long way, too!
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Thanks for reading through all that! Any questions? Bloggers, is this similar to what you do?
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not like anyone cares or will read this, but I’m still gonna wrote and post so. :) THIS IS BASICALLY ...
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not like anyone cares or will read this, but I’m still gonna wrote and post so. :) THIS IS BASICALLY A UPDATE ON ME OK. as most of you could obviously tell, I was not active on this page this year. I’ve been really busy as I am on my last year of high school and figuring out the future for 2018. I’m so ... not like anyone cares or will read this, but I’m still gonna wrote and post so. :) THIS IS BASICALLY A UPDATE ON ME OK. as most of you could obviously tell, I was not active on this page this year. I’ve been really busy as I am on my last year of high school and figuring out the future for 2018. I’m so excited to see what god has in plans for me next year. I will always love selena and support her as always. y’all already know my $$$ goes towards her every year 😂😂 reason why I go broke. I will try and post on this page once in a while because I’ll always be a fan girl at heart. maybe actually come back and post regularly if I can. as of right now, I’m doing so well and I feel so happy and ready to move on for the new year because let’s face it, 2017 was not good worldwide and so on. I’m really wanting to be creative and start doing YouTube, would anyone support me?¿ as of for now, I’m doing more creative photo shoots for my personal insta and trying to grow as a person. what else do I gotta say rn.. I’m always grateful and blessed. I don’t know what’s gonna happen next year, but I’m gonna make it gr8 and worth wild. oMfg y’all I got into bts this year and wow, I love hard working and attractive men like them. so hmu if you’re an army!! there’s so much more to say but I can grip it all. thank you for a great year even tho I’m barley on here :( if anyone needs to talk, my DMs are always open. 💚💚 have a great new year and I wish everyone has a good one for 2018, you all deserve it.
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I used to be a perfectionist. Or rather I used to think I had a true chance at being perfect or getting ...
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I used to be a perfectionist. Or rather I used to think I had a true chance at being perfect or getting all the things right all the time. Somehow I had a naive notion that if I just visualized hard enough and trained my vibration to be high enough that I’d never experience any lows ever again. I’d ... I used to be a perfectionist. Or rather I used to think I had a true chance at being perfect or getting all the things right all the time. Somehow I had a naive notion that if I just visualized hard enough and trained my vibration to be high enough that I’d never experience any lows ever again. I’d live in some bubble of peace, love and happiness. Life had something else in store for me.
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This last year alone I’ve stumbled and fallen so many times and made so many bad decisions that I can hardly begin to account for them all. Failure, or the recognition that I did something wrong or that something I did was not good enough to meet the cut or that I simply did not achieve my goals, is something that has been a hard and sometimes bitter pill for me to swallow. Perhaps you, like me, were raised with the narrative that you can do anything you want if only you set your sights on it. Just think good vibes and be positive all the time and everything you want will magically come into being. I was told that I would simply “manifest” my reality. Well, while I have certainly accomplished a lot there is so much more that I’ve tried and failed at and so much more that I experienced that did not go according to my vision. I’ve spent a good deal of time wondering how to reconcile the desire to stay in a continuous state of peace and harmony with the reality of continually falling out of that sweet spot.
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Lately I’ve come to see the moments of failure as loving discipline rather than harsh punishment.
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This week’s Yogi Assignment is Discipline.
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https://www.kinoyoga.com/yogi-assignment-discipline/
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I finally feel like I found my true passion. It’s not the work outs, the photo shoots, the events, ...
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I finally feel like I found my true passion. It’s not the work outs, the photo shoots, the events, the fame, the money, the followers, it’s not a specific career path. It’s everything and anything that gets other people fired up to be better, to feel good, to do good, to love more. It’s moments ... I finally feel like I found my true passion. It’s not the work outs, the photo shoots, the events, the fame, the money, the followers, it’s not a specific career path. It’s everything and anything that gets other people fired up to be better, to feel good, to do good, to love more.
It’s moments like this that truly make me feel alive & extremely happy.
All of the women in this picture are all so different, yet beautiful in their own way, & confident in their own skin. We all truly have our own paths & enough space to shine without dimming anyone else’s light.
What’s gonna shine more? One shiny diamond or a whole lot of shiny diamonds together?
This is what @wbgsquad stands for. Beauty means more to us than what the eyes can see. It means how that person treats others & how they treat themselves.
It’s s community of ALL WOMEN. Not just size 0 - ALL WOMEN. We come in all different shapes and sizes, and every single one of us is an important piece of the puzzle.
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We are all responsible to keep positive energy around us but we are also responsible for the energy we put out into the world. Support your girlfriends, compliment their strengths not just their looks, check on them to make sure they’re good. Be a positive light.
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Oysters, white wine and this hot mommy! <span class="emoji emoji1f44c"></span>🏼I am super proud of Serena, she does so well with our cutest ...
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Oysters, white wine and this hot mommy! 🏼I am super proud of Serena, she does so well with our cutest nephew Marsie and she is a real natural mom. 🏻I love her and yes I know I do not have a lot of photo’s with her on my insta, but honestly that's also because when we're together, we are so busy talking ... Oysters, white wine and this hot mommy! 👌🏼I am super proud of Serena, she does so well with our cutest nephew Marsie and she is a real natural mom. ❤️👶🏻I love her and yes I know I do not have a lot of photo’s with her on my insta, but honestly that's also because when we're together, we are so busy talking and laughing (our jokes are so bad and so good at the same time 😂🙈 you don’t even wanna know) that we forget to take pictures together. If we do, they’re mostly quick and blurry snapshots that we only send to our mom. ✌🏼So basically what I want to say is that you only get to see a small part of my life here.. I have a boyfriend, I have many friends, I go out, I exercise, I walk around without make-up and in joggingpants a lot, but you don’t really see that in my feed and that does not mean that it doesn’t exist. For me it’s not a “photo or it didn’t happen” thing but I do realise that is getting really big nowadays. 🙈 Oh and something else, we were not alone! Larissa, her bf and baby Marshall were there too, scroll to right if you don’t believe me on my word because only this time I will actually ‘proof’ it with some snapshots including that blurry photo I send to my mom. So what do you think about Instagram? Is it misleading to you? #oysters #sisters #family
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I know I just posted the photo on the right, but I got a ton of questions and wanted to answer them. . 1) ...
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I know I just posted the photo on the right, but I got a ton of questions and wanted to answer them. . 1) Can I get “rid” of my loose skin? The only way I personally would be able to get rid of my skin is through surgery. . 2) Does my skin bother me physically? No, I don’t have any chaffing or sores ... I know I just posted the photo on the right, but I got a ton of questions and wanted to answer them.
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1) Can I get “rid” of my loose skin? The only way I personally would be able to get rid of my skin is through surgery.
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2) Does my skin bother me physically? No, I don’t have any chaffing or sores from my loose skin.
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3) Does it bother me mentally? Sometimes, but I can confidently say that I have WAY more good days than bad.
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4) Will I ever get rid of it? Maybe in the future. If I ever start having physical problems because of it, then I would 100% have it removed.
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5) If I we’re to lose weight again would I try to change anything so I had less skin? No, I personally believe that no matter how fast, or slow I lost weight, there is no way I wouldn’t have loose skin.
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6) Do girls have a hard time with it? Not that I have noticed. I personally am very honest about it pretty quick. I’ve come to learn that the sooner I bring it up, the less anxiety I have about it.
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7) Don’t you feel that the loose skin ruins all the progress you have made in the gym? Not really! I don’t workout only to look good, I love working out! It really is a huge passion of mine!
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8) Why do you keep posting about your skin, do you just want people to say “good job”? I honestly could care less about the “wow good job” comments. I care about sharing my story and letting people know that their body’s might not be the NORM, that doesn’t mean they should feel shame
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Ok, I hope I was able to answer some of your questions! If you have any more, feel free to ask!
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<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: DEPRESSION ANXIETY BIPOLAR DISORDER - heart palpitations, ...
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️MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: DEPRESSION ANXIETY BIPOLAR DISORDER - heart palpitations, loss of memory, self loathing, extreme low moods, suicidal thoughts, constant worry, insomnia, low confidence, shakes, self medicating, overthinking, feeling hated, feeling misunderstood, ... ❤️MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK:
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BIPOLAR DISORDER - heart palpitations, loss of memory, self loathing, extreme low moods, suicidal thoughts, constant worry, insomnia, low confidence, shakes, self medicating, overthinking, feeling hated, feeling misunderstood, not good enough, not attractive enough, hopeless, useless, unworthy, ungrateful, burden.
I’ve struggled with the above the last 4/5 years. Probably a lot longer than I’ve known. There are many other mental illnesses.
These problems stem from numerous events in my life that cannot be undone. Which not many people even know about.
The reason I posted this with a photo of myself, is because I took this photo today whilst feeling all those emotions before, after, and during this photo. But you wouldn’t know.
A lot of these things go against my personality. I’m outspoken. I run a business so should be more confident. I love others. I try help others whenever possible because I know how it feels to be helpless. The fact is, you just don’t know what anyone is dealing with. Sometimes I know these things about myself but sometimes I forget and concentrate on all the negetive things I feel.
Be kind. Your comment that you think is a ‘laugh’ when you don’t even know the person could push someone over the edge. Someone can seem like they have the best life, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t had a horrible past.
Looks and attitudes are VERY deceiving.
So for mental health awareness week I’d like anyone reading this to practice kindness. Smile at strangers. Say thanks you. If someone looks extremely down ask them if they’re okay. Because when you look at someone they could be thinking ‘what’s wrong with me? I’ve embarrassed myself, what have I done? I didn’t put on enough make up today I look ugly, are they judging me? I don’t want to be here anymore.
Having mental health problems makes you feel like you’re trapped in mental cage day in day out. That you want so badly to escape but you just can’t. We didn’t ask for these illnesses. It’s not convinent or fun for us to feel this way a large percentage of the time.
PLEASE BE UNDERSTANDING. It goes a long way. ❤️
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I don't have a specific tip but having an eye for a good photo is important. Making a good composition. ...
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I don't have a specific tip but having an eye for a good photo is important. Making a good composition. I remember asking some tourists to take a photo of my wife and I in front of an ancient temple in Indonesia. When I looked at the photo they took, they zoomed in so close that all you could see was ... I don't have a specific tip but having an eye for a good photo is important. Making a good composition. I remember asking some tourists to take a photo of my wife and I in front of an ancient temple in Indonesia. When I looked at the photo they took, they zoomed in so close that all you could see was our faces. No temple. No sky. No nothing. I thought it would be obvious that we want the temple in the picture but not everyone has an eye for photography. This is an extreme example but I think it's one of the most fundamental skills of photography. Aside from that, I think you should take photos of what you love and what inspires you. What's your unique angle. What do you see? What do you envision? — @matthewgbailey⠀
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always fixing my hair! <span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> if you watch my stories, you saw me mention my impeccable dance skills in ...
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always fixing my hair! if you watch my stories, you saw me mention my impeccable dance skills in today’s @bodyworkspilates dance class! everyone was so nice but dang, i am not a dancer. the steps and movement do not come easily to me that is for sure! after being at @bodyworkspilates for 2 weeks ... always fixing my hair! 💕 if you watch my stories, you saw me mention my impeccable dance skills in today’s @bodyworkspilates dance class! everyone was so nice but dang, i am not a dancer. the steps and movement do not come easily to me that is for sure! after being at @bodyworkspilates for 2 weeks now, i love the versatility of the group classes. from fletcher pilates, to barre and even dance, there is so much to do and it’s easy to change it up week to week so you don’t get bored. i got a little tired of the OTF grind and wanted something more calming for my hectic life, and a routine to TONE my body not just burn a million calories. i am loving it so far! do you do any yoga, pilates or barre?! what about dance?! i love dance even if i’m not good at it! fun fact: i was on the hip hop team in high school 🤣 shop this workout look via the @liketoknow.it app by screenshooting this photo! http://liketk.it/2vga7 #liketkit #ltkfit #ltkcurves
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Just me, my best friend, and one dirty mirror selfie! I love this photo because it represents a moment ...
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Just me, my best friend, and one dirty mirror selfie! I love this photo because it represents a moment of calm on a particularly fussy day. Even on the the toughest days (which there honestly aren’t all that many because he really is a very easy baby), I feel so blessed to be his mom. Crying, spit ... Just me, my best friend, and one dirty mirror selfie! I love this photo because it represents a moment of calm on a particularly fussy day. Even on the the toughest days (which there honestly aren’t all that many because he really is a very easy baby), I feel so blessed to be his mom. Crying, spit up, blowouts... I’d do it all day, every day if I had to because it means I get to be his mom. Also, this photo is far from perfect. I snapped it in a rush on the way out the door. It’s not perfectly staged and it may not match the rest of my photos that well... but I don’t give a hoot! Sometimes I don’t post photos I love because they’re ‘not good enough’ or they ‘don’t fit’ or whatever. How silly is that! IG is a weird place and I never want to care about it so much that I’m not posting my favorite photos, whether they fit or not!
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A decade-ish ago, I was popping adderall to stay thin and get more done, dating emotionally unavailable ...
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A decade-ish ago, I was popping adderall to stay thin and get more done, dating emotionally unavailable men, and buying into the story that 1) men I love will leave me and 2) I’m not good enough, so I must perform, perfect, and hustle for approval and love. Those beliefs led to a series of self-destructive ... A decade-ish ago, I was popping adderall to stay thin and get more done, dating emotionally unavailable men, and buying into the story that 1) men I love will leave me and 2) I’m not good enough, so I must perform, perfect, and hustle for approval and love. Those beliefs led to a series of self-destructive behaviors that had me feel like a ghost of myself. When my self-discovery journey began, I recognized that *I* wasn’t the problem, it was the beliefs and stories I was telling myself that were creating suffering and heartache. It was when I learned to examine my inner world and wonder about the beliefs, thoughts, and stories I created and inherited (from society, family, conditioning) that I was able to differentiate between what was keeping me trapped and what was setting me free. It’s always on us to look more closely at whether or not the stories we buy into are serving us. And when they’re not? It’s on us to rewrite them. While we can never change where we’ve been or what happened, we can choose how we relate to and respond to it today. And that makes a world of a difference. #ChooseWonder (In this photo: labradorite necklace a la @NIONlife x @madeinearthofficial x #HALObyNIONlife, image shot at @thisoldhudson)
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I’ve wanted to get on this #realstagram train for a long time but kept pushing it to the side like oh ...
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I’ve wanted to get on this #realstagram train for a long time but kept pushing it to the side like oh I’ll do it later. I hardly ever take a picture and post it on the spot. A lot of you might know that based on my travel pics (nobody ever knows where I really am because I’m usually posting old pictures ... I’ve wanted to get on this #realstagram train for a long time but kept pushing it to the side like oh I’ll do it later. I hardly ever take a picture and post it on the spot. A lot of you might know that based on my travel pics (nobody ever knows where I really am because I’m usually posting old pictures haha)
Anyways, I think it’s so important for women to feel confident and beautiful exactly how they were made. One of the lessons I learned from my women’s bible study that has stuck in my mind is that God made me and called his work good. So to compare myself to anyone or be insecure about what I think might be my flaws is like saying that his work is not good.
Of course, I have my moments that I look in the mirror and see the pimples that are stubborn to disappear and the never ending facial hair that I have to painfully wax away every month (definitely overdue for that part right now Hahaha). And it’s so funny to me when I wear no makeup or just a little mascara in public and people think I’m half dead or sick or super tired because those are my best days... the days I looked in the mirror and saw beauty because I am kind and I am joyful and I am loved.
I really hope we can live in a world where we celebrate and see beauty on the outside happening as a result of beauty on the inside. At the end of the day, it’s not the filters, cosmetics, and photoshop that makes someone beautiful. It’s things like kindness and strength and joy that make someone exude beauty and love.
Stop comparing yourself to others seemingly perfect lives on social media and start loving yourself. And if you’re feeling brave, post your own #realstagram photo... I promise we are all a lot prettier all natural than we give ourselves credit for.
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(Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love ...
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(Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t ... (Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” – Daniell Koepke
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#darkphotography #darkroom #darkroomphotography #woodensigns #woodenwall #woodend #broghtlight #brightlightpictures #dslr #dslrphotography #dslrphotography❤️📷 #dslrphotography❤️📷 #dslrofficial #dslrs #dslr📷 #dslr_official #dslr_photography #dslrcamera #dslrlove #35mm #35mmnikon #nightphoto #nightphotoshoot #nightphotography #nightphotographer #love #love #lovers #lovelife
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(Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love ...
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(Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t ... (Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” – Daniell Koepke
PC: Jez Tims (Not My Photo)
#darkphotography #darkroom #darkroomphotography #woodensigns #woodenwall #woodend #broghtlight #brightlightpictures #dslr #dslrphotography #dslrphotography❤️📷 #dslrphotography❤️📷 #dslrofficial #dslrs #dslr📷 #dslr_official #dslr_photography #dslrcamera #dslrlove #35mm #35mmnikon #nightphoto #nightphotoshoot #nightphotography #nightphotographer #love #love #lovers #lovelife
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(Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love ...
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(Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t ... (Check my account for the image). “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.” – Daniell Koepke
PC: Jez Tims (Not My Photo)
#darkphotography #darkroom #darkroomphotography #woodensigns #woodenwall #woodend #broghtlight #brightlightpictures #dslr #dslrphotography #dslrphotography❤️📷 #dslrphotography❤️📷 #dslrofficial #dslrs #dslr📷 #dslr_official #dslr_photography #dslrcamera #dslrlove #35mm #35mmnikon #nightphoto #nightphotoshoot #nightphotography #nightphotographer #love #love #lovers #lovelife
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Yesterday I unfollowed everyone who I wouldn’t recognize on the street, but then I realized SHIT! ...
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Yesterday I unfollowed everyone who I wouldn’t recognize on the street, but then I realized SHIT! Ya’ll might not know what I look like either! Okay, so here I am. That’s me above with the bald head putting on the moves for @mrs_pututau ’s iPhone 8 (It takes BOMB ass pics, I KNOW!) - Allow me ... Yesterday I unfollowed everyone who I wouldn’t recognize on the street, but then I realized SHIT! Ya’ll might not know what I look like either! Okay, so here I am. That’s me above with the bald head putting on the moves for @mrs_pututau ’s iPhone 8 (It takes BOMB ass pics, I KNOW!)
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I’m Dayo. I love to eat, learn, and be the stick in the mud friend who sleeps at 10pm and always talks about work.
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I’ve got a bit of a stooooooory, but I’ll save that for Oprah. Right now I spend my days running a digital marketing company for holistic health clinics and teaching these old doctors how to say my Nigerian name correctly 🙃🙃. It allows me to be remote most of the times. So if you see a photo tagged somewhere else don’t fret. I’ll be back in Jersey eventually.
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While I spend my days running LG180 I spend my early mornings running @grindgroups, a passion project that helps black women entrepreneurs organize and execute in their business.
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I do not like animals, love beef patties, and have recently started a daily squat challenge to keep my rump plump. (Every time I lose a little weight the shit disappears!)
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I’m currently Living Single, but if you have a deserving brother or cousin, please DM him my pics. (also accepting uncles) ⛹🏿‍♀️
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DM me if you want to be friends too. I love kind, open, hardworking, honest, and good humored women. I’m one of those creepy people who like to make friends on the internet and meet up in real life because, YOLO.
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Chuck's Lament "To be or to not be?" · · · Another piece from The Funeral Pt.2 presented @oematters. ...
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Chuck's Lament "To be or to not be?" · · · Another piece from The Funeral Pt.2 presented @oematters. This one was more so focused on the mental health part and touches on the mild depression I felt at times. Honestly i think a lot of ppl in general suffer from this even if its not diagnosed. ... Chuck's Lament
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Another piece from The Funeral Pt.2 presented @oematters. This one was more so focused on the mental health part and touches on the mild depression I felt at times. Honestly i think a lot of ppl in general suffer from this even if its not diagnosed. So many social expectations feeling inadequate not truly loving and appreciating exactly who you are and being uncompromising about it or just feeling like u not good enough or not worrying about your happiness b4 u worry about other ppls. I had become this overly supportive person who always put other ppl first and wanted to show love when and wherever i could. That was one of things that a lot of ppl knew me for and expected from me that and the WeCulture photo, and from it all the notoriety popularity and almost royal like treatment from ppl who feel like or think i could do something for them. It was hard wearing that crown. I wanted to stop being that person cuz it was draining but to become the opposite would be damn near like being mean to ppl. I couldn't find that space in between. So it was a damned if u do damned if you don't situation(the clouds & the rain) that just made me unhappy/mildly depressed most of the time. (Inspired by Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas)
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 #transformationtuesday We’re so excited to share our new client Anna’s “Before and After” with ...
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#transformationtuesday We’re so excited to share our new client Anna’s “Before and After” with you! Anna is so sweet, kind and soft spoken. I knew upon meeting her before we ever spoke a word she’d experienced so much in her young years. Here is what she had to say about her reason for booking ... #transformationtuesday We’re so excited to share our new client Anna’s “Before and After” with you! Anna is so sweet, kind and soft spoken. I knew upon meeting her before we ever spoke a word she’d experienced so much in her young years. Here is what she had to say about her reason for booking her shoot and what the photo shoot experience was like for her. “Working with Vixen was such a beautiful and positive experience for me. My self-image has never been positive, but since getting cancer and then losing my hair (it's clearly grown back, but it'll never be as long as it used to be) and gaining so much weight due to steroids and chemo bloat...I really was not feeling good about myself at all. But you all made me look and FEEL so beautiful. I was in tears when I saw the images from our shoot. I never imagined I could look like that. And Nikki and Candy were so amazing to work with. They were warm and kind and just fabulous. Thank you all for all the amazing work you do.- Annie” We want to thank YOU Annie for being open and sharing your story with us and our followers and for loving yourself enough to give yourself this experience! We are so very grateful for you! I love Annie’s story because it reminds us all to love ourselves just as we are. We all complain about our bodies and wish we were perfect. But when your mortality is on the line all of the sudden those little things are meaningless and you are left with loving being alive and having a body. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff. We all have stretch marks, cellulite, and a little extra weight. Those things do not define you. Love yourself exactly where you are in your journey. Love and honor your beautiful body and give thanks for the miracle of being alive right now! Model: Anna
MUA: @candypantskc
Hair: Nikki Moreno-Whipple
Photography: @vixenpinupphotography
www.vixenpinupphotography.com
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Love the swim you’re in! <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ Another looong caption guys, sryyy 🤗 I think we all go through phases of ...
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Love the swim you’re in! ️ Another looong caption guys, sryyy 🤗 I think we all go through phases of feeling great about ourselves, and phases where we tend to look in the mirror and only see our “flaws”. I have been a size 0 and ive been a size 8, I’ve been told i was too skinny, I’ve been told i needed ... Love the swim you’re in! ❤️ Another looong caption guys, sryyy 🤗 I think we all go through phases of feeling great about ourselves, and phases where we tend to look in the mirror and only see our “flaws”. I have been a size 0 and ive been a size 8, I’ve been told i was too skinny, I’ve been told i needed to lose weight. And a lot of times, even though ive had some negative comments from people in my industry, this battle has been going on in my own head. I do believe were our own worst critic. Self criticism is just as tough if not tougher than critism from other people. Its an internal battle with yourself, that many women and men deal with. I’ve had times in my life, just like some of you reading this, where i wasn’t comfortable in a swimsuit, or even a pair of skinny jeans, because of that muffin top or because i thought my butt was too big. I’ve always had a hard time feeling comfortable wearing shirts or dresses that enhances my breast or my shoulders because of what i thought i saw when i looked in that mirror. I thought my breasts were “too much” and i wanted to hide my “swimmer shoulders”. We all have our insecurities and thats okay. What is important is that we dont turn it into an illusion that we are not good enough, and that we address it. All these “flaws” are perfect because thats what makes you you. If we all looked the same it would be a pretty boring place to be living in. I am finally in a place where i can look myself in the mirror, smile and say “you look great”. I’ve come to this place by realizing whats important and whats not. And by practicing self love and self care. Take care of your body, its your home for life. And take care of your mental health, how you treat and speak to AND about yourself. That will determine how you look at you and everything else around you. Embrace your flaws, you wouldn’t be you without them. Aerie is giving us a way to help people who needs the extra support. For every unretouched swim photo you share with #AerieREAL, @aerie will donate $1 (up to $25K) to @NEDA , a non-profit that supports those affected by eating disorders. #aeriepartner
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My skin broke out BAD this winter, I blame the cold weather. I’m left now with scars and they’ve made ...
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My skin broke out BAD this winter, I blame the cold weather. I’m left now with scars and they’ve made me feel so so insecure! As I began editing this photo to get rid of all my blemishes, I stopped myself and literally out loud said FUCK THAT!!! The internet is filled with enough girls pretending ... My skin broke out BAD this winter, I blame the cold weather. I’m left now with scars and they’ve made me feel so so insecure! As I began editing this photo to get rid of all my blemishes, I stopped myself and literally out loud said FUCK THAT!!! The internet is filled with enough girls pretending to be perfect, editing their photos, pretending they have their lives together and their minds right. That’s not me... I wear my heart on my sleeve, I don’t want to promote the illusion, and I want to so aggressively take a stand for every single persons imperfections, scars, love handles, or whatever it is that you feel is not good enough. I want to help people shift from chasing perfection to being grateful, to being proud of who you are. So yes, I have some scars, my skin sucks right now but it does not make me less than, it makes me, me. So next time you feel that wave of insecurity, or hiding, just consider your own moment of empowerment comes from owning it, laughing about it, embracing it, and infusing it with love. Because, you are already solid gold baby I promise. #fuckthatnoise #sowhat #yogaoffthemat
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Today, I’m thankful. In a world where everyone is expected to look their best and smile for the camera ...
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Today, I’m thankful. In a world where everyone is expected to look their best and smile for the camera and show off their bodies to anyone who wants to look, I got some traction on social media that wasn’t about that. “It’s just a tweet, Karley” yes I know, but the thought that I made 40k people ... Today, I’m thankful.
In a world where everyone is expected to look their best and smile for the camera and show off their bodies to anyone who wants to look, I got some traction on social media that wasn’t about that. “It’s just a tweet, Karley” yes I know, but the thought that I made 40k people laugh and not just look at my butt is an accomplishment. Most of you know, confidence is not something I’m lacking, but I think it’s important to also have a well rounded sense of yourself, and care about things other than just your looks or weight or hair. I love to do things for myself for self care, I love spending time in the hair and nail salon, and I love it when I take what I think is a good photo of myself, but I also love writing things I think someone may get a laugh from, learning new trades, and spreading any knowledge or experience I can. If you’re still reading that means you care enough to, thank you for that.
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(Diary rant) I was about to take a photo of The mountains outside but my phone accidentally took this ...
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(Diary rant) I was about to take a photo of The mountains outside but my phone accidentally took this photo. Idk about anyone else but photos speak to me and all of these thoughts came to mind when i looked at this photo. Last week was the first time I took a road trip alone. Besides moving to LA alone, ... (Diary rant) I was about to take a photo of The mountains outside but my phone accidentally took this photo. Idk about anyone else but photos speak to me and all of these thoughts came to mind when i looked at this photo. Last week was the first time I took a road trip alone. Besides moving to LA alone, I never ever travel anywhere alone due to Anxiety. But this entire bus ride has been so calming for my soul. I am constantly pushing myself to work harder, make more money for a rainy day, figure out a plan, be better than my peers. I forget to slow down and appreciate the beauty of Life. I realized how many beautiful humans i am surrounded by. They all accept me for who I am and dont question my character. They dont force me to explain why I am who I am... they just let me be me. I released a lot of people from my life this year, some were easier to let go than others. But I feel good about every choice ive made in my life so far. I have opened the doors to allow new people into my world. Fresh energy. I like this flow, and my frequency is so high at the moment that the universe is blessing me with humans who share this same Frequency. #Happy and #Satisfied. @jaelenadams thank you for being an awesome friend, when im doubting a situation or even myself, u always come through with Positive words. @theprettyexperience thank you for sticking around even through my anti social months. U never questioned who I am and u let me vent to you. I appreciate u always. You will be family forever. @whoaanow thank you for having my back and coming over to kill bugs for me at any time😂 even when we lived at frances and I was sick allll the time, u helped me out. I truly value your friendship. @addicchunsabra thank you for loving yourself more. Stop being so hard on yourself, you’re doing amazing. Keep evolving mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Dont let anyone ever make u second guess yourself or make u feel like you are not good enough. Keep challenging yourself. Always remember to Love everyone the way they are.
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This was SUPPOSED to be a post about something I’m working on that makes me really excited... . But ...
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This was SUPPOSED to be a post about something I’m working on that makes me really excited... . But then I realize I was also smiling because when I took this photo I was working in utter bliss on a Sunday morning at @the.wing (my happy place) because my dope AF husband fully supports me working ... This was SUPPOSED to be a post about something I’m working on that makes me really excited...
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But then I realize I was also smiling because when I took this photo I was working in utter bliss on a Sunday morning at @the.wing (my happy place) because my dope AF husband fully supports me working on the weekends for a bit when I need to. IT GETS BETTER...
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And when I came home he had prepared a Latin American feast. And then he got us Beyoncé tickets.💖🏆💖🏆 🐝 And then I pinched myself.
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SO WHAT THIS HAS BECOME - is a quick note to all of you single ladies out there debating settling on a man who isn’t the right one for you. I did not meet the love of my life until I was in my 30s & wasn’t even sure if I ever would.
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ATTN SINGLE GAL OUT THERE: do not settle, do not stop creating an awesome life, do not shrink your career for a man, do not lower the volume on your voice or opinion, do not think that all the good ones are taken. This one over here is, he’s mine, but there are plenty of brilliant men – and women – out there waiting for you! You never know what or who could be literally around the corner!
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Now back to my awesome work thing that I’ll tell you about later 😜
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Be a source of light in someone’s life, not a shadow. Be the reason colours are brighter in their eyes, ...
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Be a source of light in someone’s life, not a shadow. Be the reason colours are brighter in their eyes, not dampened and tainted WHAAAAAT IS UP INSTAGRAM?! Hope you have all started your week off with a smile, if not - YouTube “QI I before e except after C rule” ... you’re welcome 🏼 Life update: ... Be a source of light in someone’s life, not a shadow. Be the reason colours are brighter in their eyes, not dampened and tainted 🌻
WHAAAAAT IS UP INSTAGRAM?! Hope you have all started your week off with a smile, if not - YouTube “QI I before e except after C rule” ... you’re welcome ☝🏼 Life update: started rehearsals last week for the musical I’m doing, it feels so great to be involved in the musical theatre industry again! Absolutely LOVE it!! As far as gym goes - I skipped a few days last week to A.get myself settled in jhb again and B. Give my body a little break! BUT so so excited to get back into it this week, joined a great gym and tooooooo keen to make some more gains 👌🏼 to my Squad 🔥 keep at it ladies! Remember you’re doing this because you deserve to feel good 🌻
Love to you all xx
Photo by the gorgeous and talented @meghanmccabephotography 🔥

#PhotoShoot #Photography #Outdoors #Nature #Model #Blonde #Dress #OOTD #Fashion #Colourful #Singer #Musician #Hair #MUA #Makeup #Eyebrows #Highlight #Contour #Fitness #FitFam #Health #HealthyLiving #Fitspo #GymBunny #Beautiful #Lighting #Sunlight #Sunshine #Summer
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I challenge you to take a seat before you begin to read this post, preferably in a nice quiet place, ...
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I challenge you to take a seat before you begin to read this post, preferably in a nice quiet place, where you can get some alone time. Now think deeply, about your character, who you are as a person and your family, friends, work colleagues, anyone who makes a significant difference in your ... I challenge you to take a seat before you begin to read this post, preferably in a nice quiet place, where you can get some alone time.
Now think deeply, about your character, who you are as a person and your family, friends, work colleagues, anyone who makes a significant difference in your life for the better.
Think about the people who have been by your side through thick and thin. When things hit the slopes, who had your back?
For guys, I guarantee you in your dark times your mother came to the rescue, to reassure you things would be okay and that it will all work out.
Even if you were not living up to your full potential, her nurturing, love and care would always give you that comfort to fall back on.
Possibly this is not you, this is one scenario, although that is beside the point.
The matter of the fact is that people care about you, in your life, and they want to see you succeed at whatever you put your mind to, they do not want to see you wasting your life away by hanging out with drop kicks, taking drugs, abusing alcohol, doing destructive and meaningless tasks.
Meet my mum in this photo, she is one of the strongest and bravest women you would of ever met.
She did and still does give me the energy to do what I do every single day and to never give up.
My mum passed away late last year, she fought for years with pancreatic cancer, the pain that she went through and how long she held on for was a testimony to her character.
Now this post is not about getting pity, this post is about making you conscious of the decisions that you are making.
My life when I was a teen was not good, I was troublesome, disrespectful and I made my mums life harder than it should have been. Not to say I was bad, I just barely turned up to school and just in general was directionless with zero responsibility. The consequence of that was I had no meaning, besides trying to get my runescape account to max level.
Leaving school, my life changed because of mum’s circumstances.
I changed my ways as a human, I grew up and took responsibility for my life and who I wanted to be on this planet.
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Happy Sunday and go Eagles for all my fellow football fans!!! . . . Weekly meal plan inspiration ...
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Happy Sunday and go Eagles for all my fellow football fans!!! . . . Weekly meal plan inspiration (4/52), created and curated for you to make meal planning a breeze! What recipe are you feeling inspired to try?!! . . . Rise and shine my friends: As always, starting my day again with a ... Happy Sunday and go Eagles for all my fellow football fans!!! .
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Weekly meal plan inspiration (4/52), created and curated for you to make meal planning a breeze! 👇What recipe are you feeling inspired to try?!!
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☀ Rise and shine my friends: As always, starting my day again with a morning elixir. @bulletproofcoffee - mold free coffee, collagen protein, brain octane oil and grass fed butter. I just love the way I feel when I exercise intermittent fasting! .
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🤩 Hello lunch time: Tired of salads, so changing it up! Nori rolls for the win filled with veggies, baked tofu and a tasty almond butter spread. Wasabi and Tamari for dipping. I’ll also utilize leftovers for easy lunch packing 🤗
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🤔 Sometimes I snack: Nuts. Veggies. Low sugar fruit. @simplemills crackers and @kitehill dill and truffle almond cheese. .
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❤ Dinner is my jam: Seriously it’s my favorite time of day! Pizza 🍕 Soooo have you guys followed my lead and made @planksloveandguacamole ‘s pizza?!! You need to ASAP! It. Is. Soooo good. Doing it up with baby kale, fennel, caramelized onions, lemon butter mushrooms and cashew cheese. .
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I’ve got three giant cauliflowers in the fridge soooo —-> cauli tacos - from @rabbitsandwolves, Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Wild Rice Soup from @blissfulbasil and a cheesy cauliflower bake from the lovely @planksloveandguacamole once again. Love her feed, go follow and get inspired!!! .
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Okay have you guys met Mary yet? from @paleochef. Well now you’ve been introduced. She’s a total girl boss and I love her food philosophy. I’ve been dying to try her botija olive and butternut squash lasagna. So it’s on the menu 👌 .
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Finally I’ve added @backporchpaleo herb pot pies. I was actually thinking about filling them with the creamy cauliflower soup 🤔 .
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Lastly I’m baking a cake...a belated birthday cake for myself because why not! And I love strawberry shortcake from @sweetlaurelbakery 🍓
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🙏 Photo is tagged with creator if you want to grab it yourself. Questions about recipes?! PM me or comment below. Have and great week everyone! .
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✨✨ Heal the root. Plant good health (one meal at a time). And live life well! ✨✨
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Every single day,I pinch myself to make sure that I am not dreaming of such incredible and wonderful ...
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Every single day,I pinch myself to make sure that I am not dreaming of such incredible and wonderful family and friends..I am so grateful..starting from my dad who prepared a very special meal for me and my twin sister...but I ate for both of us...and then my girl baked this wonderful cake for ... Every single day,I pinch myself to make sure that I am not dreaming of such incredible and wonderful family and friends..I am so grateful..starting from my dad who prepared a very special meal for me and my twin sister...but I ate for both of us...and then my girl baked this wonderful cake for me and my twin sister as a very big surprise...I felt so much joy in my heart.... I love you girl..I want to use this medium to thank you all so much for the wonderful birthday wishes...My cup overfloweth with tremendous gratitude and love for each and everyone of you! May we have another year of incredible adventures and unimaginable opportunities. Make up by @divinabeautyline ([email protected] .trust me she is good..I love her already. Photo credit:Studio Afrik...they are wonderful people...you can contact me for their address..and they will surely take good care of you... Cake by :@Splasher pinky cakes...
I love you girl..
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Thank you everyone for the kind birthday wishes ! But today's not just about me *incoming relationship ...
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Thank you everyone for the kind birthday wishes ! But today's not just about me *incoming relationship post* it's about a girl who I met over a year ago who was smart enough to realize that hey, this Abba guy is pretty damn cool.....and pretty handsome (totally her words, not mine) and decided ... Thank you everyone for the kind birthday wishes ! But today's not just about me *incoming relationship post* it's about a girl who I met over a year ago who was smart enough to realize that hey, this Abba guy is pretty damn cool.....and pretty handsome (totally her words, not mine) and decided that of all days, the day I was born was the day she chooses to go out with me (not the fact that it was her only day off uni) and One year later, I can happily say I haven't scared her off nor has she turned out to be psychotic. Happy One Year Anniversary to the Love of my life, the Apple of my eye, the Pineapple to my Pizza (shut up, it tastes good). I love you more than Twilight ✌✌ P.S. this is the first ever photo of me and her one year ago and as you can tell, I look like an import who's shitting himself and she's too busy thinking about the cake we're about to eat.
#notagsnecessary #ohwaitthatwasatag #sowasthat #ohwell
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okayy you guys probably hate me for not posting for too long, I completely understand it too but quoting ...
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okayy you guys probably hate me for not posting for too long, I completely understand it too but quoting queen taylor swift, to be very honest, this is the very first anniversary of slayluhswift!¡ (jkjk she said very first show of the speak now world tour) i know, i wanted to make a huge cray edit ... okayy you guys probably hate me for not posting for too long, I completely understand it too but quoting queen taylor swift, to be very honest, this is the very first anniversary of slayluhswift!¡ (jkjk she said very first show of the speak now world tour) i know, i wanted to make a huge cray edit for it but oh whale, i've been out of town for 3 weeks and hardly have any wifi, as im using my 3G. anyway, i really can't believe it's been one freaking year since i've started editing. one year. 8,760 hours. 365 days. 12 months. these facts are slightly overwhelming. starting from 0, and reaching 500 in less than a year is kind of like a milestone for me. i just want you guys to know, even tho I rarely post on here, i love each and every one of you that tapped that little follow button and made it green. thank you for all your support. thank you for sticking by me, and thank you for not unfollowing and not giving up. it means the world to me, as one year into editing, i've advanced way more into it than i thought i would. from using photo wizard, superimpose and picsart to hardcore editing on photoshop. yay for that. this is a milestone, and thanks, honestly for everything, because I wouldn't be where i am today without all your comments and stuff. sorry if my lil speech kind of sucked,i'm not good at writing my own speeches lol.
ps:: would you guys like it if i posted some of my (fake) wattpad covers I made on photoshop? like some are banners and stuff and some are proportionally sized covers. so reply!! #oneyearediting
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So as much as I am just LOVING scrolling through Insta and seeing everyone’s Europe photos (seriously ...
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So as much as I am just LOVING scrolling through Insta and seeing everyone’s Europe photos (seriously guys tag me in your next fresh-mani-holding-passport pics because I am LOVING this content), I’m actually not there myself so I’m dipping into Euro inspired makeup each morning while I ... So as much as I am just LOVING scrolling through Insta and seeing everyone’s Europe photos (seriously guys tag me in your next fresh-mani-holding-passport pics because I am LOVING this content), I’m actually not there myself so I’m dipping into Euro inspired makeup each morning while I quietly cry to myself (no but like keep the photos coming guys I’m LOVING IT). @chantecaille’s Summer ‘18 Collection (because it’s summer in Europe) takes its inspiration from the Amalfi Coast and it is THE BUSINESS. Hero product is the La Sirena Duo- both subtly shimmering but the effect is more of a sheen than shimmer (which is much sexier), the bronzer is warm enough to be mistaken for a Mediterranean tan but ashy enough to sculpt the face without making you orange, and the highlighter is that champagne colour that looks so beautiful against sun drenched skin. The Luminescent Eye Shades, both colours, are amongst the most richly pigmented eyeshadow powders I have EVER used, and they’ve broken me from my matte eye cycle and reignited my love for shimmer on the eyes. They’re THAT GOOD. The colours and the level of shimmer are both very scary in the pan but they are surprisingly wearable, even for day. Honestly I’ve not tried the eyeliner yet but the colour is pretty (not a good photo, I have the blue). Collection dropped last week ish at @meccacosmetica and this whole schpiel is #notsponsoredjustgood. You know the drill.
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Part of sustainability is learning to love yourself inside and out. We are bombarded by marketing ...
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Part of sustainability is learning to love yourself inside and out. We are bombarded by marketing that makes us feel less than confident “you’ll look ten pounds slimmer if you wear this product” or “your skin will be flawless if you apply this daily”. There are, of course, products that do ... Part of sustainability is learning to love yourself inside and out. We are bombarded by marketing that makes us feel less than confident “you’ll look ten pounds slimmer if you wear this product” or “your skin will be flawless if you apply this daily”. There are, of course, products that do make our lives better but most of the marketing is aimed at making us feel guilty that we are not good enough, not pretty enough, just not enough. By advertising this way we fill our closets, homes and everyday lives with stuff we don’t need but ... YOU ARE ENOUGH. 💚 You don’t need to clutter your home with products aimed at making you change who you are.
The day this photo was taken it started raining and my perfectly styled hair fell apart in a matter of moments. My immediate thought was “well this is a wash. We’ll have to take them again once I can go buy some products to fix it because these photos won’t be good enough.” In the end I loved them. I loved embracing my natural hair and saying no to changing who I am. Plus it was so much fun to just embrace the weather and go with it! My hair doesn’t need to be perfect. I don’t need to redo anything. I don’t need more products to keep it perfect. I am enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH just the way you are.
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Some mornings when my youngest daughter sees me putting honey in my tea, she will stick out her finger ...
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Some mornings when my youngest daughter sees me putting honey in my tea, she will stick out her finger and ask me to put some honey on it. She then puts her finger in her mouth to taste the sweetness. When she’s done licking off all the honey, she often looks at me and says; “Dad, this reminds me that ... Some mornings when my youngest daughter sees me putting honey in my tea, she will stick out her finger and ask me to put some honey on it. She then puts her finger in her mouth to taste the sweetness. When she’s done licking off all the honey, she often looks at me and says; “Dad, this reminds me that God is sweet and God is good”. I love that she understands scriptures like Psalm 119:103 and Psalm 19:10 in such a literal way like this.
See, the people of the Bible believed God was not abstract or conceptual, but that He is tangible. They believed in a God you that you could see, that you could touch, you could smell, that you could hear … and that you could taste. This is the same way that my youngest daughter experiences God. Her relationship with Him is not abstract or intangible—God is always discernible to her. She reminds me that during those times when God seems far away or elusive to me, that I can simply taste and see that the Lord is good.
Does God seem distant or invisible to you today? If you write HONEY, I’ll pray for you ... then go straight to a cupboard, get some honey out and put a little on your finger as the first believers did, and then taste and see that the Lord is good! If you do it, post a photo of your finger so I can see!

“How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.” — Psalm 119:103





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No filter, No face tune, No makeup. Hair isn't even brushed. Just different angles.... I never ...
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No filter, No face tune, No makeup. Hair isn't even brushed. Just different angles.... I never post "not good photos" I spend a lot of time fixing my hair, doing my makeup, I then spend even more time getting the perfect angle, with the perfect lighting. Then I slap on a bunch of filters face ... No filter, No face tune, No makeup. Hair isn't even brushed.
Just different angles.... I never post "not good photos" I spend a lot of time fixing my hair, doing my makeup, I then spend even more time getting the perfect angle, with the perfect lighting. Then I slap on a bunch of filters face tune myself unrecognizable aaand then maybe I post the photo.
Truth is there is so much I still hate about myself and I fight those feelings everyday, some days I lose the fight and some days I take a big ol' step forward in self-love.
I'm posting this photo...because well I need to... I'm not constantly in good lighting or 'have a good angle and thats okay.
I'm taking one step at a time one day at a time on this very long and hard journey of self acceptance.
#selflove #bodypositivity #nomakeup
#nofilter #natural #naturalhair #effyourbeautystandards #selfacceptance #selfie #depression #anxiety #mentalillness #alwayskeepfighting #justbeingme
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2nd Award Night but 1st time receiving. 2017 definitely put up a fight to receiving God’s promises ...
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2nd Award Night but 1st time receiving. 2017 definitely put up a fight to receiving God’s promises but needless to guess, God always come through!! Thank you Jesus & All Glory to Him. 2nd Photo - My Boss, mentor & Friend! Thank you for your constant meet up, call, text and every possible way ... 2nd Award Night but 1st time receiving. 2017 definitely put up a fight to receiving God’s promises but needless to guess, God always come through!! Thank you Jesus & All Glory to Him.

2nd Photo - My Boss, mentor & Friend! Thank you for your constant meet up, call, text and every possible way of reaching me and making sure I’m ok. I know I’m not the easiest to mentor and coach. Thank you for giving your all in making sure we succeed. I’m honoured & privileged to run this race with you.
3rd Photo - My colleagues, Thank you for staying together even though it was not easy. There are ups and there are downs but I believe the end results will be sweet. Continue to strive!

4th Photo - New found seniors & colleagues, Thank you for a warm welcome and making the transition smooth and easy for all of us. Excited to see what sparks we can create together!! 5th Photo - the last but not least Photo. My grace gift!! Thank you for supporting, encouraging me endlessly without complaining. I love you & I’m trusting God that 2018 will be our best year yet!

So 2018, Let’s go from good to great!
#axa #desfinancialplanning #axaawardsnight
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There are too many questions There is not one solution There is no resurrection There is so much ...
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There are too many questions There is not one solution There is no resurrection There is so much confusion And the love profusion You make me feel You make me know And the love vibration You make me feel You make it shine There are too many options There is no consolation I have ... There are too many questions
There is not one solution
There is no resurrection
There is so much confusion

And the love profusion
You make me feel
You make me know
And the love vibration
You make me feel
You make it shine

There are too many options
There is no consolation
I have lost my illusions
What I want is an explanation

And the love profusion
You make me feel
You make me know
And the love direction
You make me feel
You make me shine
You make me feel
You make me shine
You make me feel

I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin

There is no comprehension
There is real isolation
There is so much destruction
What I want is a celebration

And I know I can feel bad
When I get in a bad mood
And the world can look so sad
Only you make me feel good

I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin

And the love profusion
You make me feel
You make me know
And the love intention
You make me feel
You make me shine
You make me feel
You make me shine
You make me feel

I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin
I got you under my skin

And I know I can feel bad
When I get in a bad mood
And the world can look so sad
Only you make me feel good
#photo #art #collage #instagirl #lights #pose #mood #girl #blond #burning #in #flames #condemned #to #love #when #ifeel #bad #only #you #make #me #feel #good #naturalbeauty #theoneandonly #toohotforyou #irock
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I think that we often get swept up in being perfect, accurate, or look exactly like a character. Sometimes ...
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I think that we often get swept up in being perfect, accurate, or look exactly like a character. Sometimes we even forsake sleep and food, because we are so hard on ourselves. Some small mistakes seem life-ending and we care so much of what others think about our work. What I'm trying to say is ... I think that we often get swept up in being perfect, accurate, or look exactly like a character. Sometimes we even forsake sleep and food, because we are so hard on ourselves. Some small mistakes seem life-ending and we care so much of what others think about our work. What I'm trying to say is that we don't have to be exactly like the character or aim to be "the best X cosplayer". Of course, trying to do a good job and feeling good about what we are making is the goal, however I believe that there is no best way to cosplay. I think it can be anything as long as there is love and passion for it. We should aim to learn and ultimately celebrate the love we have for our fandoms, because it shouldn't be about who does it best. Never forget to be creative. Never feel like you're not good enough.
We just have to try to be better for ourselves 💕💕💕
LOVE YOU ALL 💕💕💕
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#dovahkiin #skyrim #dragonborn #fantasyninja #cosplay #cosplayer #indra #indrarojas #videogame #geek #gamer #armor #shield #thoughts #creative #positivity
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To all my SISTERS - Dont let anyone tell you, who you are and what are you capable of. In the past, i had ...
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To all my SISTERS - Dont let anyone tell you, who you are and what are you capable of. In the past, i had men telling me that im not good enough to be a blogger, not pretty enough, not skinny enough. I watched ppl laughing in face when i said i ll be living in NYC, man laughing at me for aiming to hit 2ml ... To all my SISTERS - Dont let anyone tell you, who you are and what are you capable of. In the past, i had men telling me that im not good enough to be a blogger, not pretty enough, not skinny enough. I watched ppl laughing in face when i said i ll be living in NYC, man laughing at me for aiming to hit 2ml on IG. I learned it the hardway, that man, especially coming from muslim community, love to crash female’s potential, just because they feel so much superior as a gender. I used to cry, get upset about it, try to prove point. But after I moved to NYC - i learned to accept and love myself the way i am, work hard and dont pay attention to what ppl say. Cuz that has nothing to do with me - but everything to do with them. Work hard, play hard and dont take ppl serious - all i have to say! And next time man tries to put you down - remind him where he came from :)
————————————————————————Когда то мне сказали что блогер из меня не получится, ну не достаточно симпатичная я, недостаточно такая и сякая. Потом мне говорили что жить в NYC я не смогу- ну куда мне до Нью-Йорка. А еще мне говорили что у меня никогда не будет 2мл подписчиков- ну куда я и 2мл? Представляете? И все это было сказано представителями мужского пола. Никогда не обижалась на такие вещи, так как всегда понимала что то что люди думают обо мне ничего обо мне не говорит, но говорит все о ком тот человек является. Тем более мужчины в мусульманском обществе запрограммированны так, думая что как пол они лучше, ну пусть и думают, не жалко. Просто сами не понимают что этими язвочками они сами же подталкивают человека быть лучшей версией себя. Так что скажите таким людям спасибо - они делают нас лучше! Я раньше конечно горевала по этой теме, слезы пускала, на диетах сидела, мучала себя- а переехав поняла, что все те гадости что мне мальчишки говорили сделали меня только лучше, так что спасибо вам господа ! Я знаю это больная тема для многих - так что если вас девченки обижают мальчишки- вспомните все что я написала выше - или же напомните им что их не аист принес 😘😏💛 Люблю всех! Целую всех!

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“When you destroy something you love, it becomes a memory. But why try, and remember something ...
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“When you destroy something you love, it becomes a memory. But why try, and remember something you could’ve just kept alive.” —Dru Anthony. I saw your name tonight, and I felt all of the progress I've made fade into nothing. It's insane how a syllable or two can make someone feel. On nights ... “When you destroy something you
love, it becomes a memory. But why
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could’ve just kept alive.” —Dru Anthony.
I saw your name tonight, and I felt all of the progress I've made fade into nothing. It's insane how a syllable or two can make someone feel. On nights like these I feel the need for someone to hold me, but not just anyone. It's okay to be weak at times, right? It's okay to want something I know will hurt me, as long as I don't act on it, right? It's okay to go against my beliefs for a few seconds, right? I know you're not deserving of me. I don't feel like im too good for you, i just feel like you're not good enough for me. I stopped asking the universe questions about you some time ago. But every now and then I wonder where you are, and what you're thinking about. Mostly because I have the slightest hope that its about me. I don't necessarily want you back. You left too much of a mess of me to try and do so. I just want you to miss me. Whenever you see me again, I want you to come up to me so i can tell you how I've moved on. But until then, I'll do what i do best. Vent to beautiful strangers at midnight within the caption of a candid photo of me that shows all of my most obvious flaws. (Wrote this a few months ago). #druanthony 🖤
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Our present self must always sacrifice for our future self. This means dealing with the inertia ...
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Our present self must always sacrifice for our future self. This means dealing with the inertia we all have inside us. . It’s not enough to love yourself today you have to create that love for the person you’ll be tomorrow too. The good news is that the investment pays off with interest. Go ... Our present self must always sacrifice for our future self. This means dealing with the inertia we all have inside us.
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It’s not enough to love yourself today you have to create that love for the person you’ll be tomorrow too. The good news is that the investment pays off with interest. Go get it! .
To take a lesson from one of my teachers: @blissology 🙏🙏🙏 #loveistheultimaterenewableresource
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Photo: @lizacurtiss.portraits 🙏
#investinlove #open #loveyourselves
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Kangen nuyok gegara i just watched @crazyrichasians 🧡🧡🧡 First @jonmchu thank you for this amazing ...
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Kangen nuyok gegara i just watched @crazyrichasians 🧡🧡🧡 First @jonmchu thank you for this amazing experience, ur craft has reignited a long buried dream of mine to actually do film-making, as the God-dude, before anything else. You put so much energy and fun and love into this film that ... Kangen nuyok gegara i just watched @crazyrichasians 🧡🧡🧡
First @jonmchu thank you for this amazing experience, ur craft has reignited a long buried dream of mine to actually do film-making, as the God-dude, before anything else. You put so much energy and fun and love into this film that made me cry, laugh, cringe n excited. I really gotta do it it in this lifetime, ada Amen saudara2😁😁😁
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Dato @michelleyeoh_official you are the asian female Benicio Del Toro, if look could KILL! ...Gawd I need to take a breather!
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@constancewu ...what can I say? I just love u, ur face is so lovely everyone cannot not fall in love with you, especially when you smile #melting you were soo good being her, i believe u 🧡
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N last but not least @awkwafina U r the sparkling Pop-Rock candy that kicks boredom out of the house

I have too much love and respect to you all the fambam. Salute!
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📸 @honeydreams_photo 🧡
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{Happy Father’s Day} I’m preparing myself to be told to take this down; the daddy in this photo ...
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{Happy Father’s Day} I’m preparing myself to be told to take this down; the daddy in this photo is not a huge fan of social media, but I’m not good at being told what to do, and social media is kinda my thang! This man… the father of my three boys and the love of my life.  He is the one that sets ... {Happy Father’s Day}

I’m preparing myself to be told to take this down; the daddy in this photo is not a huge fan of social media, but I’m not good at being told what to do, and social media is kinda my thang!
This man…
the father of my three boys and the love of my life.  He is the one that sets the theme for our family.  Big goals, hard work and supporting each other, always.  I love to watch my boys admire this strong man, and for them to see how he supports and loves me.
I am beyond proud of him and the wonderful father he is.

Love you honey.
Happy Father’s day to my dad too! @johnmutsaers Love you.
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With Hustle & Heart,
Alecia
GBA Founder
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I am very ugly So don’t try to convince me that I am a very beautiful person Because at the end of ...
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I am very ugly So don’t try to convince me that I am a very beautiful person Because at the end of the day I hate myself in every single way I’m not going to lie to myself by saying There is beat inside of me that matters So rest assured I will remind myself That I am a worthless, terrible person. And ... I am very ugly
So don’t try to convince me that
I am a very beautiful person
Because at the end of the day
I hate myself in every single way
I’m not going to lie to myself by saying
There is beat inside of me that matters
So rest assured I will remind myself
That I am a worthless, terrible person.
And nothing you say will make me believe
I still deserve love
because no matter what
I am not good enough to be loved
And I am in no position to believe that
Beauty does exist within me
Because whenever I look at myself I think
Am I as ugly as people say?

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Photo credits: Seb Alex
#portrait #photography #norway #napapijri
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Filthy Female Friday my friends. Say hello to our good pal @sara_salt_ from Florida. Absolutely ...
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Filthy Female Friday my friends. Say hello to our good pal @sara_salt_ from Florida. Absolutely love this photo. Every once in a while a slip up happens, typically not shared in photo form, but it’s the reality when it comes to fishing. So is blinking, swipe to see second photo followed by the ... Filthy Female Friday my friends. Say hello to our good pal @sara_salt_ from Florida. Absolutely love this photo. Every once in a while a slip up happens, typically not shared in photo form, but it’s the reality when it comes to fishing. So is blinking, swipe to see second photo followed by the end result (the perfect photo.) Love the progression of this and the fact that you posted it all, very real my friend! Congrats Sara @sara_salt_ you are Certified Filthy. www.filthyanglers.com #fishing #girlswhofish #catchandrelease #crew #bassfishing #fish #saltlife #anglerapproved #hunting #girlsfishtoo #red #snapper #shark
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[Rushed handwriting + Not flattering photo] 🔬 Just sharing this quote from Mark Manson's book ...
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[Rushed handwriting + Not flattering photo] 🔬 Just sharing this quote from Mark Manson's book TSAONGAF.. Well..I honestly think it's a good book. If you've been following David Bonifacio's blog, it sounds the same (just more rude and upfront). 🔬 Life is more acads + work nowadays. I also ... [Rushed handwriting + Not flattering photo]
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Just sharing this quote from Mark Manson's book TSAONGAF.. Well..I honestly think it's a good book. If you've been following David Bonifacio's blog, it sounds the same (just more rude and upfront). 🔬
Life is more acads + work nowadays. I also went back to books as a source of refuge and not art. :D I even made a bookstagram for it. Haha. It's at @fastpacedreader :)
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Well. I hope your weekend went well, and hey choose your battles and struggles. :) Make sure that you enjoy the suck of whatever you chose to love.. :)
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*I DARE YOU* To post the most awkward picture from your awkward growing up phase explaining that ...
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*I DARE YOU* To post the most awkward picture from your awkward growing up phase explaining that time vs one of now. (Tag me in the comments so I can see ) On the left, I was 13, I still hadn’t even had my period, while most of my class were already “women”. I was awkward, no friends at school (only ... *I DARE YOU*

To post the most awkward picture from your awkward growing up phase explaining that time vs one of now. (Tag me in the comments so I can see 😊) On the left, I was 13, I still hadn’t even had my period, while most of my class were already “women”. I was awkward, no friends at school (only a couple of friends in the beach town I used to go to every summer, one of which took this picture and horrified me with it a few months ago) They bullied me at school calling me names and felt very isolated, I couldn’t connect with anyone. We had a point and shoot disposable camera and as teenagers do took a couple of pictures before getting back to reality, I wore my mum’s swimsuit, and then I thought it was too much and put a crop top on the top, my face shows how utterly uncomfortable I felt 😂 I started to grow my fringe because my mum insisted I had one and that just made me look even more like a kid, and I used it to cover my face, I just thought the less of my face the better... I had no confidence at all. I didn’t even know how to be liked or what was cool. There was a lot I was dealing with and it’s not my most fond of time. That place I’m in was my grandma’s apartment by the beach and it was my favourite place in the world, now a lifetime away! It’s been 23 years since. Unfortunately my uncles sold it when my gran wasn’t well to go anymore. (She’s no longer with us)

On the right, a photo from last year or so, I chose this because it’s more “casual” than my usual couture OTT shoots, and how I generally feel most comfortable. I don’t care anymore about fitting in or not. I still love a lot of the same things, and I been incredibly lucky that my job (of which I created out of thin air) has allowed me to connect with so many people of different ages, races and gender all over the world!. What I wanted to show you, is no matter how awkward/ugly/insecure/friendless you feel, things can change at any moment, you just do what you love and makes you feel good, and surely others will connect with you. Now we have the internet that makes easier to find others who share the same loves. 🖤

Ps. I’m still mortified of that photo
Ps2. I don’t care because #glowup
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What makes life special is the bodies we get to live in. . I do my very best to honor this one. . You’d ...
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What makes life special is the bodies we get to live in. . I do my very best to honor this one. . You’d probably be surprised if I told you a long long time ago I used and abused my body. . In fact, it was more of a love/hate relationship. . I was poisoning my body and I didn’t even think twice ... What makes life special is the bodies we get to live in.
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I do my very best to honor this one.
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You’d probably be surprised if I told you a long long time ago I used and abused my body.
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In fact, it was more of a love/hate relationship.
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I was poisoning my body and I didn’t even think twice about it.
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Smoked cigarettes for 9 years
Drank alcohol weekly
Ate processed and microwaved foods
Dyed my hair
Wore nail polish and fake nails
Was addicted to weed
Ingested drugs & medication for years
Abused my body with sex
Just to name a few...
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Then things slowly started to shift.
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I didn’t want to stay in suffering.
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Things needed to change and no one was going to do it for me.
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I had a lot of unwinding to do and knew the journey wouldn’t be an easy one.
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I began to read real books to gain knowledge
Heal past traumas
Learned to stave off my many addictions
Chose celibacy for 6 years
Refrained from drugs, alcohol and most processed foods
Create healthy mind, body, soul habits.
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And I began to feel alive.
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My skin changed.
My hair changed.
My mentality changed.
My way of living changed.
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And slowly I began to love her.
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I began to see her greatness.
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I began to feel her light and love.
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And didn’t need someone’s approval to know that she was fucking awesome.
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This process began 16 years ago.
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Why do I share this?
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Because if you’re like me, you have at some point used and abused the body you’ve been gifted.
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By no fault of your own, deemed not good enough by society and culture.
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But if you know that Love begins with Self, you will find the acceptance you’ve been craving.
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And it all starts by looking in the mirror with compassion, forgiveness and patience.
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Rome was not built in a day.
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Neither is the best version of you.
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I love you, I see you, I believe in you 💘
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Love,
Denise Michelle .
Photo @kellyprimavera4 🐬
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#love #selflove #bridgethelove #transformationtuesday #togetherwerise #yoga #malasaña #life #coach #lifecoach #inspire #empower #dreambig #instagood #beauty #kindness #compassion #truth #keepgoing #journey #reallife
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" I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying ...
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" I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love. " / Marilyn Monroe • • #photography #photo #love #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #photographysouls #visualsoflife #photoart ... " I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love. " / Marilyn Monroe


📷 #photography #photo #love #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #photographysouls #visualsoflife #photoart #ilovephotography #photographyislife #photographyislifee #ig_great_pics #instaphotography #digitalphotography #photographylovers #photographylover #photographyart #photographie #mobilephotography #marilynmonroe #photooftheday #fashion #photographerlife #fashionphotographer #peoplescreatives #justgoshoot #capture #photoartist
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This photograph has a deep symbolic meaning to me. I was blessed with the opportunity of being featured ...
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This photograph has a deep symbolic meaning to me. I was blessed with the opportunity of being featured in an 8-page spread of @encounter_magazine and wanted to share what this photo specifically means to me for those who only see a photo. In the midst of living in a social media captured world, ... This photograph has a deep symbolic meaning to me. I was blessed with the opportunity of being featured in an 8-page spread of @encounter_magazine and wanted to share what this photo specifically means to me for those who only see a photo. In the midst of living in a social media captured world, we all tend to only see the positive aspects of people’s lives. The content we post in order to make it seem like life is always rainbows and sunshine. I’m the biggest advocate of love and positivity. It’s something I post about constantly along with conversations I have with other fellow humans on a daily basis. Contrary to what we all see on the web, even roses don’t blossom all year ‘round. I don’t judge books by their covers and you never know what someone has been through via their outside appearance. •
I want to get vulnerable and tap into the side that seems to be swept under the rug all too often. Ive been a victim of depression. I’ve been crippled by the voices in my head telling me I can’t do something and I’m not good enough. I truly believe we all have, we just choose not to talk about it. We HAVE to BE better and DO better when it comes to this type of dialogue with others. There’s always someone willing to listen, to hear you out, and most importantly be a shoulder for you to cry or lean on.
I’m eternally grateful for the individuals in my circle that push me to be the best version of myself possible. To remind me that with a dash of dedication and a hunger for persistence, anything is possible. Despite the cyclone of negative circumstances that can and will occur in this life. It’s all apart of the journey. To help us grow. To help us learn. To help us love. •
Be a pillar of support in the lives of others. Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from curating the life you invision for yourself. Become obsessed with the always getting better. Think about what you want, and think about it a lot. The power of the mind is not a joke. YOU ARE in control of this magical gift we have all been given. Stay gold my friends. Keep searching for sunshine no matter how dark your skies may seem to get. And most importantly, do all that you do with LOVE ❤️
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You know when I went to post this picture I went and looked for a picture from before having Maverick. ...
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You know when I went to post this picture I went and looked for a picture from before having Maverick. Not in show shape but just in shape where I was maintaining without being in “show ready” shape. And I didn’t have one. I didn’t have one single picture of myself in a bikini or in the gym without ... You know when I went to post this picture I went and looked for a picture from before having Maverick. Not in show shape but just in shape where I was maintaining without being in “show ready” shape.
And I didn’t have one.
I didn’t have one single picture of myself in a bikini or in the gym without being shredded and ready to step on stage in a few weeks. That’s so sad to me. I love having pictures for progress and memories of stages in life and I have not one photo of myself and the reason is because I would think I didn’t look good enough. I thought if I wasn’t in shape to be competing that I wasn’t in good enough shape. 🤯
I remember going on vacations and not wanting my picture taken because I felt out of shape. That’s just heartbreaking to think back on.
I think one of the best things about the self love I gained and mentality change I got from having Maverick is just that. I would never be ashamed of my body now. I created one of the happiest, healthiest and most precious souls on earth. I would never be ashamed if I don’t have a 6 pack abs, or loose skin that comes with having babies.
Walking around so lean that I can barely function just doesn’t seem fun to me anymore. Especially with the way I was doing it years ago. Prepped meals, eating the same exact thing everyday. Certain workouts and cardio every single day. No cheat meals, no wine, no freedom.
Now, I can confidently say I love myself no matter what “shape” I’m in. Whether I have a 9lb baby in my belly, I’m softer than I usually look or I’m in the best shape of my life all while enjoying dinners out, a glass of 🍷 and ice cream with my kiddo on occasion. What I didn’t know then is that I could achieve the same look without literally killing myself. I didn’t need to be spending hours in the gym or eating meals out of Tupperware every single place that I went. Having the knowledge that I have now I can still cut down or get leaner without missing out on time with my son, making myself feel crazy or screwing my head up. I sure don’t miss the old me but I love her because she made me the woman I am right now.
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Recently I’ve got the feeling that people seek for “wrongs” in photos. How hard is it to appreciate ...
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Recently I’ve got the feeling that people seek for “wrongs” in photos. How hard is it to appreciate a good photo as it is? Instead of searching for the bad, enjoy the good? Some people also think they have the right to express their opinion. “That photo would look so much better if you... ... ... Recently I’ve got the feeling that people seek for “wrongs” in photos. How hard is it to appreciate a good photo as it is? Instead of searching for the bad, enjoy the good? Some people also think they have the right to express their opinion. “That photo would look so much better if you...
... edited out the fence!
... edited out the horses in the background!
... cropped it a bit more to the left!
... edit out the halter!
... make it more saturated!
... make it less saturated!”
And so on... if it’s not asked for - don’t give criticism! Even if it’s a good intention, all photographers will develop in their own pace and everyone have their own style and preferences. This is something that’s bothered me for a while now and it has affected me as well. I feel the pressure of my “audience” that “I need to edit out the fence/ halter/ other horses etc” to please people. To make the photo “perfect”, to make the photo likeable. Don’t get me wrong, I love to edit photos and to create art and images BUT sometimes I will retouch a photo with others opinions in my mind... if anyone have had the same feelings or thoughts please let me know
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Hello Instagram! My friend @eljuanpazurita is pushing me to post this photo even tho I am not a big ...
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Hello Instagram! My friend @eljuanpazurita is pushing me to post this photo even tho I am not a big fan of social media anymore. I feel like a stranger here and I don't like what it's becoming. It has became so much about ourselves. The ego. And I don't know what posting this photo of me right now ... Hello Instagram! My friend @eljuanpazurita is pushing me to post this photo even tho I am not a big fan of social media anymore. I feel like a stranger here and I don't like what it's becoming. It has became so much about ourselves. The ego. And I don't know what posting this photo of me right now is doing. And why are we doing it? What's the impact of it? It feels like a big illusion. Our entire generation is busy trying to matter online when in reality our power is within. But I want to use this opportunity to say hi to you. If there is one real thing that social media can do. It's bridges. This bridge with all of you for exemple. Or the the bridge we built with the people in Somalia. Those bridges are powerful because once we not separated anymore we can start organizing. Like an army. And we can use this army for good. For Love. Exactly like we did with #LoveArmyForSomalia. And using social media for good doesn't feed the ego. It feeds our souls. So we should keep doing it. Sending my love to all of you and your families. PS: I need to let you know about all the work accomplished in Somalia for the past 2 months. So many good news and reasons everyone that participated can be proud. I also need to let you know why I am back in NYC. It's to help Somalia more. And it's a very ambitious plan. More in next posts ⚡️ 📸 by @ari.weiss
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Stage Lean vs. Lifestyle #transformation #reversediet - Pic 1) 8-9% bf —> Pic 2)12% - 13% bf - I was so happy in both (Little more hungry in 1 tho 🤡) — I LOOK GREAT IN BOTH HOWEVER READ BELOW: - Happy in the first photo because I looked FIYA for my show. I was happy in photo two because I was training ... Stage Lean vs. Lifestyle 💕 #transformation #reversediet
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I love transforming my body for shows. I share my journey to the stage, the struggles, highs, lows, motivation, transparency of what I takes and am 100% real.. I also want to share my body POST SHOW & outside of competition prep. I’ve had years to learn how to love my body in reverse — it takes time and a strong mindset. You can not maintain photo one — You fuckin just can’t. Also, it’s really not fun. There NEEDS TO BE BALANCE. It’s amazing when you can push your body beyond its limits and see what you are capable of. BUT it’s just for one day (or multi back to back shows). As a pro competition athlete I’ve been through it. It’s important you have a healthy body image and UNDERSTAND what is actually healthy and what isn’t. It’s good to have things in your life that challenge you and as an athlete I love the process and the grind. But I’m also realistic and very aware of what I can maintain and not maintain. So please. If you are looking at all these GORGEOUS social media women rockin below 10% bf all the time and dick skin SHREDDED — it’s not maintainable, and should not be anyone’s goal unless you’re about to compete.
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Every once in a while when I'm editing photos I come across one that I think I should delete because ...
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Every once in a while when I'm editing photos I come across one that I think I should delete because it's not technically a good photo (blurry, not focused correctly, etc) but something about the photo speaks to me and the more I stare at it, the more I love it in spite of the imperfections. This ... Every once in a while when I'm editing photos I come across one that I think I should delete because it's not technically a good photo (blurry, not focused correctly, etc) but something about the photo speaks to me and the more I stare at it, the more I love it in spite of the imperfections. This is one of those photos. I just love this picture so much. #themonochromaticlens #blackandwhite #portrait #smalpresets
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started 2019 chasing mucinex with turmeric tea because of a wild cold, but I’m not even mad because ...
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started 2019 chasing mucinex with turmeric tea because of a wild cold, but I’m not even mad because my heart is so full today !! I slid into the new year playing air guitar and harmonizing with my bff, and was so lucky to spend the last few days surrounded by some of my very dearest pals in philly ... started 2019 chasing mucinex with turmeric tea because of a wild cold, but I’m not even mad because my heart is so full today !! I slid into the new year playing air guitar and harmonizing with my bff, and was so lucky to spend the last few days surrounded by some of my very dearest pals in philly 🌹 2018 was freaky in some ways but so good to me in so many more. this year I was more gentle and patient with myself, I loved and I laughed and I fr*cken cried, I pet lots of good dogs, I started graduate school, and perhaps most importantly, my dog accidentally made it into a photo shoot with auntie michelle 😂 I am so looking forward to another year of growin and learnin. there are way too many people who made this year special to even count, but I will attempt to shout some of you out by tagging you in a photo of pizza champagne and money because why not! I really love you all sm! ♥️
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Can you cope with how beachy this photo is?! And that’s for good reason! I’ve teamed up with @crabtreeirl ...
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Can you cope with how beachy this photo is?! And that’s for good reason! I’ve teamed up with @crabtreeirl to tell you all about their La Source collection (and in my stories you’ll see the behind the scenes of how this photo came about and see how my brain works when doing product photos!) The ... Can you cope with how beachy this photo is?! And that’s for good reason! I’ve teamed up with @crabtreeirl to tell you all about their La Source collection (and in my stories you’ll see the behind the scenes of how this photo came about and see how my brain works when doing product photos!) The La Source Conditioning Hand Wash smells gorgeous, like the whole range, and if you love clean, fresh, marine-y scents, you’re going to love the lot. This lathers up and good luck to you washing your hands and not stopping to take a second to have a whiff!

Right beside the hand wash is the Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy which is packed full of shea butter and macadamia seed oil along with seaweed and green algae extracts to give your poor scaldy hands a boost of nourishment! Keep this on your desk or in your handbag and make sure to massage it into your nails and cuticles too and thank me later.
There’s a pump version of the Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy too - perfect for the bathroom and you won’t mind your guests using it! So keep the tube in your handbag or on your desk and keep this one in your bathroom and you’re good to go 😍

Finishing up the products in the photo is the La Source Refreshing Body Wash and this my friends, is the answer to your problems if you struggle to wake up in the morning. Using it in the shower first thing helps invigorate you and if you’ve grown accustomed to taking a dip in the sea this summer, this will keep you going! There’s also an accompanying body lotion in the range too that I’m dying to try, but as the days continue to be a bit humid, I am all over this range, or it’s all over me more like it!

I have these products and the body lotion (not in photo) up for grabs so all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is like this photo, tag a friend and like the @crabtreeirl page too (I’ll be checking!) The winner must be a resident of Ireland and be 18 years of age or over and I’ll pick a winner at random on Sunday September 2nd. And that’s it!

#sp #lovelygirliebits #crabtreeirl #bodycare #irishbeautyblogger #irishbeautybloggers #lasource #bodycare
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Photography... <span class="emoji emoji1f4f7"></span> oh how I LOVE a good photographer. They have such a huge impact on us... . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A ...
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Pro tip: if you’ve got a stunner event coming up and you don’t know the photographer BRING YOUR OWN IN!!! Even if the photographer is amazing but the way they shoot doesn’t vibe with the filter on your marketing materials or website... cough up that cash and make it happen because it’s too sad a thought to have your hard work not exist after those few hours that they had their party debut. You worked hard and you poured your love into your designs, you should enjoy them and show them off! .
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HEYY LOOK WHOS FINALLY POSTING WOW ,, I didn’t think y’all would really care but a lot of u surprisingly ...
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HEYY LOOK WHOS FINALLY POSTING WOW ,, I didn’t think y’all would really care but a lot of u surprisingly voted yeh to me posting the story for this so aye here we go so uhh, i was standing in line, watching the ppl in front of me, and i was like this is cool this is fine my heart is beating so fast my chest ... HEYY LOOK WHOS FINALLY POSTING WOW ,, I didn’t think y’all would really care but a lot of u surprisingly voted yeh to me posting the story for this so aye here we go
so uhh, i was standing in line, watching the ppl in front of me, and i was like this is cool this is fine my heart is beating so fast my chest physically hurts but it’s cool ill be right, but then before i know it it’s my turn and so i look up and immediately misha has his arms out and so i walk over and he says “hey! how are you?” and y’all i swear to god i hate myself sm for how awkward i am when my anxiety is at its worst so i literally stuttered like “wow yeh good uh what about u” and he just laughs and tells me he’s good before pulling me into a tight hug with like my head against his chest (not this photo obvs) so then they take the photo and i go to pull back but this asshole takes one of my hands in both of his as i was pulling back and i had to walk around him right to leave but he fucking turns in a half circle with me, still holding my hand, smiling right at me, so i managed to stutter something like “wow thank u sm” before finally being able to pull away, so there i am walking off thinking, was that asshole fucking with me bc he can somehow see how affected i am by this like?? but then so a staff member comes running over before i can leave the room and he’s like “sorry we have to retake that” and i was like, ohhhh fuck no. But they walk me over again, but on the wrong side, and the photographer was like “move to the other side” and another staff member was like “no, wait” bc other ppl were waiting for photos but misha just turns to face me and fuckinf smiles again and i didn’t even get a chance to process like, anything, before he was reaching out and pulling me against him by my hips so at that point my brain had just died on me so i only had like one second to pull myself together enough to look up and put a hand on him too, then the photo was taken and i pulled back mumbling like “thank u love u” and he just laughs again saying “love you too!” and finally i walked away and died. the end. xx
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FLEX (orange glowing cube with balloons top and bottom): I’m not going to give you some art-wank ...
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FLEX (orange glowing cube with balloons top and bottom): I’m not going to give you some art-wank chat about confinement and/or balance. Honestly I just wanted to muck around with anything other than drawing. My brain needs to draw because I need the control, but I also need to do be “let out ... FLEX (orange glowing cube with balloons top and bottom):
I’m not going to give you some art-wank chat about confinement and/or balance. Honestly I just wanted to muck around with anything other than drawing. My brain needs to draw because I need the control, but I also need to do be “let out of the cage” (sorry). I love drawing and I’m bloody good at it but damn...it’s frustrating. It’s frustrating because you can only ever look at it. You can’t experience it, walk through it, touch it, feel it, smell it, do shit with it. The main conversation I have with people is “wow I can’t believe it’s not a photo”. I want to do more, I don’t know what that is yet but I’m going to give it a go!
This orange balloon cube situation is an idea I’ve had and I’m just about giving things a crack nowadays. It’s about FLEXing another muscle (I’m calling the install “FLEX” obvs). Anyway, I got more to show than just an ability to draw, that’s my main love and focus but I have greater ambitions other than just putting pen/pencil to paper. 📸 @stevebenisty
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⠀ „there shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." <span class="emoji emoji1f33b"></span> ⠀ happy monday and welcome back! it‘s ...
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⠀ „there shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." ⠀ happy monday and welcome back! it‘s been too long, since i last uploaded a picture here - sorry. i love instagram, but it‘s not always easy to overcome insecurity. it‘s not always easy to put your work up on the internet for everyone ...
„there shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart." 🌻

happy monday and welcome back! it‘s been too long, since i last uploaded a picture here - sorry.
i love instagram, but it‘s not always easy to overcome insecurity. it‘s not always easy to put your work up on the internet for everyone to see, when you think it‘s not good enough.
fortunately, duna‘s happy smile can always brighten my day & by sharing this photo i hope she can brighten yours too! ❤️

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#duna_pdae #perrodeaguaespanol #spanishwaterdog #pdae #excellent_dogs @excellent_dogs #dogsoffb @bestwoof #bestwoof #doodlesofinstagram #tier_fotos @fotosmit_tieren #mydogist #freitagfluff #perroklubben #hundeliebe #trickdog #canonmomente #hundefotografie #meowsandwoofs #inspiring_photography_admired #dogsofinstagram
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Very very few will ever understand me. Im hot tempered. I’m complicated. I do mean well. I say things ...
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Very very few will ever understand me. Im hot tempered. I’m complicated. I do mean well. I say things I don’t mean. I cry a lot. I’m my own worst critic. I can disappear from your life in an instant...heck I’ve been known to pack up and leave cities for no actual reason... switch careers, change ... Very very few will ever understand me. Im hot tempered. I’m complicated. I do mean well. I say things I don’t mean. I cry a lot. I’m my own worst critic. I can disappear from your life in an instant...heck I’ve been known to pack up and leave cities for no actual reason... switch careers, change sports... heck I’m not even from Toronto... I’m not from Vancouver, Ottawa or Halifax (All cities I’ve lived in for over 4 years at certain times in my life) I’m from Plaster Rock. I have moved a lot...and if i stop talking to you it’s usually not because of anything you’ve done but rather something that I need to do for myself, my focus and my own personal growth. I can be a handful but I love hard, find passion in athletic challenges and enjoy teaching and helping others in athletics and sport...i like to read...i love my working at coffee shops...i love my dogs... so freaking much. Adonis and Sammy are my babies and i can’t imagine life without them. I love chips and dip, and poutine, and thunder storms. I love lobster...i love my alone time...I’m not good at cleaning...i love my gsxr1000 so much I customized it pink and it truly is a one or a kind...I’m hard on my family and my grand ma but i do love them too. I’m more than the bodybuilding physique you see on stage...hell im a baby on stage... figure for about 2 years...I’m small 5”3 yet I’m hard to handle... I’ve spent most of my adult life being single and living solo...i like the colour pink.... I use to have the worlds biggest collection of tigers (my fav animal) 🐅 things lol but at the end of the day i have to remember that my physical appearance does not define me and does not have anything to do with who i am as a person... a friendly reminder to you that you are more than just a body....and love yourself...hard...and stand up for yourself...don’t let anyone bring you down because you yes you are beautiful and deserve the best to eat poutine and chips with you! Mmm K. Photo: @parlourboudoir #morethanabody #morethanabodybuilder
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Travessa da Paixao, that’s the name of the quiet lane sitting almost ignored near one of Macao’s ...
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Travessa da Paixao, that’s the name of the quiet lane sitting almost ignored near one of Macao’s most popular tourist spots, the ruins of the church of St. Paul’s, which you can see in this photo. Translated from the Portuguese, Travessa da Paixao means Passion Lane, but it’s also known as ... Travessa da Paixao, that’s the name of the quiet lane sitting almost ignored near one of Macao’s most popular tourist spots, the ruins of the church of St. Paul’s, which you can see in this photo. Translated from the Portuguese, Travessa da Paixao means Passion Lane, but it’s also known as Lover’s Alley. Whatever you call it, it’s hard to not fall in love with the color and design along this hidden-in-plain-sight treasure. For me, today was all about exploring some of Macao’s oldest neighborhoods and visiting some of the many spots that comprise the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Historic Centre of Macao. The city has been listed by UNESCO for many reasons: the history the sights represent, the style and design but the most important reason is that they still exist at all. Walking around town I was surprised again and again by the architecture and history of the buildings I discovered. It felt more like walking around a city in Europe than it did Asia. Colorful accents, ancient blue and white tile and even the language all point to the city’s Portuguese past, one that has been embraced instead of ignored. St. Paul’s is a good example of that actually. Originally built in the 1600s, fire destroyed the large church more than once and it was after the final inferno in the 19th century that it was finally abandoned. Later restored, the facade is all that remains, but it has quickly become a symbol of the city. As I’m sure you can probably tell, I’ve definitely fallen for Macao and am certain that this is just the first of many visits to this very unique part of the world. #wowmacao #lifewelltravelled
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Explanation on why I haven't been posting: First, this is such an old photo but I don't have many ...
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Explanation on why I haven't been posting: First, this is such an old photo but I don't have many other "gymnastics" photos to post that I haven't already posted. Second, as of the middle of August, I have been taking a break from gymnastics. Yes, I know what you all are thinking. Ashley, people ... Explanation on why I haven't been posting:
First, this is such an old photo but I don't have many other "gymnastics" photos to post that I haven't already posted.
Second, as of the middle of August, I have been taking a break from gymnastics. Yes, I know what you all are thinking. Ashley, people don't just take breaks; that's just an excuse to say you are quitting. I know. But I'm not quitting. I am in my junior year of high school and that's very stressful for me. I need a mental break from all the stress.
Third, like many of you know, I struggle from a lot of mental blocks. Unfortunately I can't control them and although I work extremely hard to not get rid of them but just to not have them "flare" up. I get so annoyed and angry when people say that I don't have a good work ethic or don't work very hard because that is a bunch of baloney. I work my butt off. I may do different things than people to make everything work for me, but that doesn't mean I'm not trying.
Fourth, with everything in mind, I just needed a mental break. I honestly had no fun at practice and didn't want to be there. I was only getting worse every day so I found no reason to try. I was hoping this little break would help me regain my love for gymnastics. To be quite honest, it hasn't and I still don't have a big desire to come back.
Fifth, I am coming back to gymnastics. Although I still don't really like it and am extremely afraid to come back, I know that I need to. I don't want to be afraid of gymnastics and regret it. I need to continue to work through all these mental blocks. And, to all the people who have told me that I don't work hard, that I'm not good, and that I am quitting...well...sorry to break it to you but I don't believe that's true.
Sixth, this has turned more into a rant than an explanation of why I'm not posting but the simple answer would be:
I'm afraid of gymnastics at this point and don't like it.
Seven. I don't know if I will continue posting once I come back. I hope to but idk. Sorry for not posting sooner. But here's my very long explanation. Love you all
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Allan is wearing bare minimum in his photo once again. Surprise, surprise. 🤷🏼‍♂️ But you know what, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else, right? And I am sharing this image to prove a point. The truth is though, I have become very good at sucking my stomach ... Allan is wearing bare minimum in his photo once again. Surprise, surprise. 😂🤷🏼‍♂️ But you know what, if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else, right? And I am sharing this image to prove a point. The truth is though, I have become very good at sucking my stomach in and I hate the way my chest sits on my upper body. My luck (some might say) is that I have a very high metabolism, so I do not gain much weight even if I wanted too, which is also something I’ve always struggled with (until I turned 30 I was extremely skinny). And you may think I look slim and pretty lean, but truth is, I still have that nice cushion of belly fat and my upper body is built in away, that abs don’t show. I tell you, men do have body image issues, too. But you know what, I am who I am, and right now, this is how I look, and the important people around me love me for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In a world of social media, you are quickly tricked into a world that’s not always as its portrayed. The lives we show off in the online world, is not nearly as perfect as we make them look. No interior blogger lives as neat as it looks. No one eats that healthy. No one has that perfect skin. And no one have those amazing golden hour sunsets every day. 🙄🤔 It is up to oneself to take everything we see with a grain of salt, think twice and just make sure we do what we think is right for us and work every day on being the very damn best version of you, you can be! No one should ever tell you, you are not good enough. Cause you are! ❤ Comment if you want to share your story or have things you struggle with too. All the love to all of you amazing people this Saturday.
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//M O R E F E E L S there's a lot of love in this photo & it's not just the love you see between the babes in frame- there's also the huge amount of love I have for my work happening behind the scenes. lately some of y'all have been sliding in the DMs to ask for shooting/editing advice and I'm beyond ... //🚨M O R E F E E L S🚨 there's a lot of love in this photo & it's not just the love you see between the babes in frame- there's also the huge amount of love I have for my work happening behind the scenes. lately some of y'all have been sliding in the DMs to ask for shooting/editing advice and I'm beyond flattered even if I don't often have great answers. usually my answers are a little like this: I'm not much of a gearhead but I am an editing machine which is more fun, always bring music if you're photographing people be it others or yourself and underexpose everything if you want that good good mood to happen. but my real relationship with photography goes way back. I've talked about my creative ups and downs before and there have been a lot because I started shooting at the tender age of 9 on a trip through spain + morocco and have been at it ever since. when I made it to art school years later the dark room stole me away from my intentions of studies in the fashion studio and I started to have real ideas about what kind of photographer I wanted to be. what I wanted was to share feelings and make serious work. if you're thinking that sounds kinda vague, it was because I had no idea what in the actual heck I was going to do in the adult world but I did know one thing: I did not want to shoot weddings because I didn't wanna be that kind of photographer. fast forward to today, some happy accidents and learning to take myself less seriously, shooting weddings has made it to the top of my favourite work list. like don't sleep the night before kind of favourite. like don't get lit on canada day kind of favourite. like work 14 hours one day, wake up the next day and edit that work because you are so damn excited not because you have a deadline kind of excited. the thing is that for the moment photography is the major love of my life and to get to this place I had to let go of a lot of preconceived ideas of what I should be making and do what makes me happy instead. so my # 1 piece of advice is take pictures that make you happy- whether that's weddings, puppies, selfies or anything else & that you can go ahead and apply this mindset to anything else for max happiness
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Calling all creatives who think “I’m not good enough to...” (...start an artistic business, try ...
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Calling all creatives who think “I’m not good enough to...” (...start an artistic business, try my hand at painting white flowers, open an online shop, work with custom clients, add calligraphy services to my design business, pick up a paintbrush for the first time OR after years of not painting, ... Calling all creatives who think “I’m not good enough to...” (...start an artistic business, try my hand at painting white flowers, open an online shop, work with custom clients, add calligraphy services to my design business, pick up a paintbrush for the first time OR after years of not painting, ___ enter your “not good enough to” fear here).
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I wanna tell ya something today: your dreams, your artistic goals, and the lifestyle you're craving should not be held back because of the common misconception that "I'm not good enough."
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What if you are good enough (spoiler alert, you are!), but you just don't have the right education yet? One of the biggest reasons artists face that imposter syndrome is because they aren't confident in their skills & techniques.
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Which is why tomorrow, I’m not only opening doors to my #sjmartschool (An online art school founded in teaching the basics first, in easy-to-follow bite-sized lessons. With courses that also provide you with advanced techniques that will set you apart and make your business flourish.), but I’m also teaching 3 free online workshops this week - with my 5 top tips to overcome perfectionism so you can confidently design & sell your art!
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So you can: stop comparing yourself to other artists, feel confident starting a new piece of artwork - AND know when to stop working on a piece (buh-bye perfectionist voices!), cut down your design time so you can book more clients, and push your creative limits so you can finally put those big dreams and plans into action.
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The free workshops kick off tomorrow, and there are 3 days/times for you to join! Head to the link in my profile to sign up, and commit to becoming a confident artist 🎨💕
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I’d love to know: if the “I’m not good enough to...” fear wasn’t holding you back, what would be the top thing you’d like to do/create/put into the world? Let me know in a comment below! / photo by @socialsquares & @laylee_emadi_photography #simplyjessicamarie
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The person I was about a year ago would have looked at this photo, picked herself to pieces & would have never considered posting a photo like this to her Instagram. And for these (ridiculous) reasons: 1. Not wearing any makeup. 🙄 2. Thinking my body is not ‘bikini perfect’ standard. 🙄 3. ... The person I was about a year ago would have looked at this photo, picked herself to pieces & would have never considered posting a photo like this to her Instagram.

And for these (ridiculous) reasons:
1. Not wearing any makeup. 🙄
2. Thinking my body is not ‘bikini perfect’ standard. 🙄
3. Not your typical, high quality ‘Instagram-worthy’ photograph to post. 🙄
4. An original/un-touched image. 🙄

Seriously!? Basically in other words, it would not have lived up to this unrealistic standard & idea of perfection I had set up for myself inside my head. I went through a phase thinking I was simply not good enough as I was. It’s eye-opening to look back now & to see how crazy I was for thinking these things. I allowed myself at that time to destroy my own self confidence/self esteem, believing I had to portray myself differently for people to like me on social media, to like my posts, to come across as being ‘PERFECT.’ Who you see in this photo is the raw, real, me - unfiltered, unedited, happy & healthy. Why are we becoming so afraid to just be ourselves, to show who we really are, instead, creating & portraying this idea of who we think we should be to please or feel validated by others?

We sometimes forget how vital it is to treat ourselves with the same respect that we would with others. I am so glad I have learnt to love myself a lot more in recent times and to no longer think or stress about such trivial or superficial things that don’t matter, thus protecting my happiness and inner peace. I am more focused on who I am as a person, how I make other people feel and what kind of positive difference I can inspire & try to make in this world.

You are perfect, unique & incredible as you are. Your social media platform should simply be a reflection of you. Please don’t feel the need to change or be anything but yourself. Enjoy the beauty of the real world & people around you, don’t lose yourself or forget to live your life by getting too caught up in the world of social media. Accept & embrace your natural, genuine, authentic self & you will appreciate & love yourself for it, as will those around you. True happiness, fulfilment & self-love begins with YOU. 💞
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I can't promise that I'll be good to you Cause I had some issues, I won't commit No, not having it #love ...
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I can't promise that I'll be good to you Cause I had some issues, I won't commit No, not having it #love #peace #family #photo #athlete4christ #soldierlife #father #boxer #boxing #athlete #fitguy #photooftheday #smiles #tatted #tattedmilitary #tattedguy #waves #durag I can't promise that I'll be good to you
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(I still get a wee bit nervous posting stuff like this. But I trust you all & love you & thank you for ...
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(I still get a wee bit nervous posting stuff like this. But I trust you all & love you & thank you for taking the time to hear my heart.) Have you ever felt like you are ugly or frumpy or not good enough? Me too. Sometimes I feel sooo far from beautiful. It is so easy to go around telling others that they ... (I still get a wee bit nervous posting stuff like this. But I trust you all & love you & thank you for taking the time to hear my heart.) Have you ever felt like you are ugly or frumpy or not good enough? Me too. Sometimes I feel sooo far from beautiful. It is so easy to go around telling others that they are stunning, and that they are made in the Lord’s image, and that they are loved, yet it can be so hard to believe that myself. But I want to change that, I want to make self love believeable to us. So I'm coming at you live, admist all of these sparkling highlight reels you are scrolling past to show you a real human bean, yes bean. Many of this you would not know just from this photo but I am 6’1, mini giant over here, I am not even close to a size 2, I have stretch marks, and curves, and blemishes, and cellulite,(and for some reason I am almost nervous to tell you that, as they we don’t all have one or more of these perfectly NORMAL things, and quite lovely things at that). This body of mine is obsessed with avocados and smoothies but also some good ‘ol chinese food (can i get an amen for orange chicken 🙌🏼). This body is strong, it gets me up mountains, and laughs until it’s stomach hurts, and does yoga, and explores, and takes photos, and falls in love with life. And it may never have epically sculpted arms and a flat tummy while doing these things and that is perfectly okay. There is so much more to life than looking like the flawless girls in the magazines. I am going to love this body I am in just as it is, right here and right now. I am beautiful and more than enough and so are YOU. You are incredibly, wildly, mindblowingly beautiful, imperfections and all. I have totally decided that belly rolls are cool and pimples are humbling and our bodies are not bad things. They are home and they are beautiful.
If you a friend who struggles with insecurity tag them here to remind her, or him, that they are more than enough. Why hate ourselves when there is so much to love. You. Are. BEAUTIFUL. Let's celebrate the skin we are in. (also this photo is, of course, unretouched #aeriereal)
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United, we stand. Together we fight back against all those who tell us we’re not good enough for existing ...
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United, we stand. Together we fight back against all those who tell us we’re not good enough for existing in out bodies. We are perfectly flawed & whether it be naked & covered in glitter or fully clothed, we are beautiful as we are. @positivelyglittered has allowed me to meet women of all ages, ... United, we stand. Together we fight back against all those who tell us we’re not good enough for existing in out bodies. We are perfectly flawed & whether it be naked & covered in glitter or fully clothed, we are beautiful as we are. @positivelyglittered has allowed me to meet women of all ages, backgrounds & body types & I’m honoured that I have been able to be apart of their journey of self love 💕 Photo by the amazing @lizwilsonphotography_boudoir #positivelyglittered #lizwilsonphotography #bodypositive #bodyconfidence #effyourbeautystandards #bopo #glittershoot #glitter #mtmee
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It seems like things between #BaileyMay and #YlonaGarcia are definitely not good. In a now deleted ...
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It seems like things between #BaileyMay and #YlonaGarcia are definitely not good. In a now deleted post on Bailey's Instagram that was captioned "I miss you... you know," a netizen commented “You right you miss Ylona” to which Bailey replied with a flat “No." What do you think led up to this ... It seems like things between #BaileyMay and #YlonaGarcia are definitely not good. In a now deleted post on Bailey's Instagram that was captioned "I miss you... you know," a netizen commented “You right you miss Ylona” to which Bailey replied with a flat “No." What do you think led up to this between the once love team partners?
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Hello, September! <span class="emoji emoji1f44b"></span>🏻 . After spending the summer staying hyper-focused on work, I’m excited ...
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Hello, September! 🏻 . After spending the summer staying hyper-focused on work, I’m excited to get out to both Palm Springs and New York. New York in September is the best — perfect weather. I used to go every year at this time and miss it! . I’m making it just in time for both @galadarling’s ... Hello, September! 👋🏻
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After spending the summer staying hyper-focused on work, I’m excited to get out to both Palm Springs and New York. New York in September is the best — perfect weather. I used to go every year at this time and miss it!
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I’m making it just in time for both @galadarling’s birthday on the 13th and mine on the 14th...not sure what we’re gonna do yet! Any ideas for 2 Virgos who love sequins, mischief and a good photo op? 👯‍♀️
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P.S. This @urbanoutfitters mesh shirt is a definite upgrade from the Hot Topic spiderweb version I wore as a 90s high school goth. Remember those?!
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(NOT MY PHOTO) Good morning<span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> #juicingforweightloss #weightloss #love #reboot #rebootwithjoe ...
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(NOT MY PHOTO) Good morning #juicingforweightloss #weightloss #love #reboot #rebootwithjoe #healthy #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney #juicefasting #detox #fasting #new #juice #fitness #fit #juicediet l #inspiration #run #nikeplus #motivation #thejuicingcircle #results ... (NOT MY PHOTO) Good morning😍😍😍 #juicingforweightloss #weightloss #love #reboot #rebootwithjoe #healthy #weightlossjourney #fitnessjourney #juicefasting #detox #fasting #new #juice #fitness #fit #juicediet l #inspiration #run #nikeplus #motivation #thejuicingcircle #results #smoothies #pcos #pcosweightloss #pcosawareness #pcosfighter #pcoswarrior
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Deuteronomy 1:29-30 “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, do not be afraid of them. The Lord ...
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Deuteronomy 1:29-30 “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God, who IS GOING before you, WILL FIGHT for you, as He did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes.” • • • As I reflected on this passage this morning during my prayer time, I realized how true ... Deuteronomy 1:29-30
“Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God, who IS GOING before you, WILL FIGHT for you, as He did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes.” •



As I reflected on this passage this morning during my prayer time, I realized how true God’s Word is to our everyday. When we begin to feel like the tiny, little leaf in the photo, amidst the blurry, turbulent waves of our lives, we often get swept around. Swimming, surviving, and looking for breath.
But what God is telling us in Deuteronomy, is that He is going before us, fighting our battles before we face them, and He has proven His faithfulness to us throughout our lives. He has done it - before our very eyes. •


We have seen, we have heard, our God is a God who DELIVERS and WILL DELIVER us again. And again. And again.
God is good, His love is faithful, His grace is abundant. We can rest in His embrace in our waves.
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Dreaming of...<span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> Stop holding yourself back, if you aren’t happy, make a change. You are in charge ...
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Dreaming of... Stop holding yourself back, if you aren’t happy, make a change. You are in charge of your life, you are the CEO of it. It’s all up to you. Of course you can’t change other people, their life is up to them, their choice. But your life is yours. Nobody is placing that cigaret between ... Dreaming of...💫
Stop holding yourself back, if you aren’t happy, make a change.
You are in charge of your life, you are the CEO of it. It’s all up to you. Of course you can’t change other people, their life is up to them, their choice. But your life is yours. Nobody is placing that cigaret between your lips, you do that to yourself. You can’t stop you say? Why? Think about it, you can stop right this minute, it doesn’t take longer than that. You can’t follow your nutritional plan? Why? Is anybody stopping you? Truly you are the one stuffing your mouth with that muffin, it didn’t jump into your mouth by itself. You are addicted you say, yes I understand, change the addiction to a healthy one! “But it’s so hard” you say! And I will answer: “regret is hard” regretting that you didn’t take care of your health when you could. Regretting not saying “I love you” when you could. Sometimes it’s too late, and you did it all to yourself. So now when you still have time, chose carefully what you want and make your life as you dream of, as happy and healthy and as full of energy and joy as you can imagine and work towards that every single day, so you know that you won’t regret a single thing, because you did it all: you went all in on your goals, you fought for it, you became aware of the things and persons that made you happy and you took good care of it all - living that dream life of yours: your best version. Go and get it. You have got the power. P.S. photo taken by my incredible daughter Zoi @zoitvarno ♥️ www.sofiefitu.com #fit #fitness #fitspo #happiness #fitmotivation #healthylifestyle #healthy #fatloss #fatburn #health #dreambody #dreamlife #goals #goodvibes #change #badass #personaltrainer #nutritionist #empowerment #abs #fimom #bikini #mood #beach #beachbody #sun #trend #transformation #success
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Since my last post I’ve received hundreds of comments about the motivation it takes to get healthy. ...
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Since my last post I’ve received hundreds of comments about the motivation it takes to get healthy. Which is what I was hinting in that post. Because although it takes discipline to exercise and eat and drink well... when you just take a second and step back and think about it... the motivation ... Since my last post I’ve received hundreds of comments about the motivation it takes to get healthy. Which is what I was hinting in that post. Because although it takes discipline to exercise and eat and drink well... when you just take a second and step back and think about it... the motivation is surrounding you everyday! ... in the form of your loved ones that you want to be healthy for! Your spouse, your partner, your children... your grand children! All the people in your life that you want to cherish for as long as you can! That right there is your motivation! And like I said in that post, although your doing it for them... in order to do it for them... you have to put yourself first... for them! (You see how you win cause it’s a two for one deal! That’s why I endeavor to stay healthy (yes having to walk around on TV without a shirt is good motivation as well lol).
I also received a lot of comments from people who said that at the beginning of the year they began #caneschallenge and have lost from 10lbs all the way up to 65lbs and more! Which just makes me so proud! So... the picture I’m posting today is a #ThrowbackThursday photo from half my life ago! And it’s the one I want to show you to help you prepare your mindset for this long haul! Because like I said... This journey we are all on, is a marathon and not a sprint! #Love and #Respect ... Daniel #caneschallenge
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STOP SCROLLING! Swipe Left. Spot the difference? This is a photo taken of me in Sweden. I love ...
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STOP SCROLLING! Swipe Left. Spot the difference? This is a photo taken of me in Sweden. I love it, but it doesn't fit in. The way I'm sat and the shadows from the table make me look twice as big as I am and I just didn’t feel ‘perfect enough' for Instagram. I'm not fat, I love my body (and my curves) ... STOP SCROLLING! Swipe Left. Spot the difference?

This is a photo taken of me in Sweden.

I love it, but it doesn't fit in. The way I'm sat and the shadows from the table make me look twice as big as I am and I just didn’t feel ‘perfect enough' for Instagram.
I'm not fat, I love my body (and my curves) but it was the angles, the light, and maybe an unfortunate pose that were enough to make me feel like this photo wasn't good enough for the world to see. Thanks to the unrealistic and painfully perfect images we’re bombarded with every day I felt as though my body and my photo wasn’t up to scratch. So I didn’t use it.
I edited this photo in under 3 minutes using an app on my phone to show you what can be done for this platform. Easy, quick and oh so damaging to anyone scrolling through their feed thinking we're all perfect.

If I hadn't put up this second picture my edits wouldn't have been questioned. In reality the edited photo looks more like my actual none-slouchy self, but IT'S NOT REAL.
Why do we feel like we're not good enough if our dress size is more than 10. Why should we discount our art if it doesn't meet the unrealistic standards social media throws our way.

I'm not saying be cynical with everything you see online, but do be aware of how these photos make you feel. If you find an account or an image makes you feel bad about yourself, just think of this photo and remember that everything may not always be as it seems.

It's easy to edit and curate imagary online - whether that's to make yourself look slimmer, or even to fake happiness that simply isn't there. Instagram is a job for a lot of us these days, but you can be assured that everything you see on this feed is real, honest and from the heart...'thick midriffs' and all 💕

FIND OUT MORE.
SEARCH: #TruthBehindThePerfect (Props to @danflyingsolo for an epic shot despite his model!)
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<span class="emoji emoji26a0"></span>️ warning <span class="emoji emoji26a0"></span>️ this is not another photo of me in my underwear 🤦🏽‍♀️ 🧐 so you will actually have to read🤓! ...
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️ warning ️ this is not another photo of me in my underwear 🤦🏽‍♀️ 🧐 so you will actually have to read🤓! ............................................................................................. The one thing in the world I enjoy the most, besides eating, is cooking. Not to ... ⚠️ warning ⚠️ this is not another photo of me in my underwear 🤦🏽‍♀️ 🧐 so you will actually have to read🤓! ............................................................................................. The one thing in the world I enjoy the most, besides eating, is cooking. Not to get confused with enjoying doing the dishes🧐 that I hate more than doing the laundry and waiting in line at the post office 😑. I have entertained the idea of writing my own-legit cook book for so long but never had the courage to act upon it; ( fear or failing, fear of the risks) the list goes on; with that being said I just want to humbly introduce my little project @dieting_deliciously 😇! Guilt free eating! Everything that goes into this project has kept me a little more distracted than usual and I love a good distraction when it’s in full production.

Don’t get me mistaken, I will be putting a Haitian kitchen special edition. Just make sure you prepare yourself when you’re ready to venture in those waters.🤭 Sharing with you my first dish , the Dirty Bird 🦃 . 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 What’s for dinner this Sunday ? Swipe left 😋
The Dirty Bird 🧐 #Yup 😅

My cleaner version of the sloppy Joe’s.

2 pck 99% Lean Ground Turkey.
Low Sodium Chilli powder.
Purple chopped onions.
Fresh Chopped Chilli.
Minced Garlic.
Garlic Powder.
Balsamic Vinegar.
Chilli peppers.
Whole Wheat Pita Bread.
French’s Mustard.
Chopped, baby tomatoes!
2 TBSP ORTEGA sauce
90 calories 1/2 pita pocket
120 cals per 4oz ground Turkey
Each pocket should be between 250- 350 cals

As I said, dieting doesn’t have to be a dreadful journey. It’s just up to you if you’re willing to put in a little effort and make better decisions.
#Sloppyjoes < #Thedirtybird
#cravings #yum
#nosalt #dietingdeliciously #lowfatdiet #lowfatrecipes
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Have you ever caught yourself judging another person totally unintentionally? <span class="emoji emoji1f64b"></span>🏼‍♀️ Perhaps ...
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Have you ever caught yourself judging another person totally unintentionally? 🏼‍♀️ Perhaps someone cut you off in traffic so you lay on your horn and muttered your choice of words under you breath - but little did you know that that person was rushing to the hospital because a loved one had ... Have you ever caught yourself judging another person totally unintentionally? 🙋🏼‍♀️ Perhaps someone cut you off in traffic so you lay on your horn and muttered your choice of words under you breath - but little did you know that that person was rushing to the hospital because a loved one had just been in an accident. Or maybe you were scrolling through Instagram, saw an unsavory photo and so you rolled your eyes in disgust. Unfortunately it’s human nature to judge... but ask yourself, how do you feel after you’ve just spit judgement at someone? I know how I feel and it’s not good. Every time I catch myself judge I feel as though I’ve taken 10 steps backwards in my personal growth and development. In Dr. Helen Schucman’s ‘A Course in Miracles,’ she writes “The ego cannot survive without judgement. The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.” I truly believe that so many of the World’s problems would be solved if we would all focus a little bit more on compassion, understanding and unity rather than judgement, division and status. I encourage everyone to take a moment when judgement creeps to make a conscious effort to silence the judgement and embrace the love ❤️ I hope everyone is having a happy, healthy and SAFE Labor Day‼️
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#ldw #laborday #mondaymotivation #growth #personaldevelopment #love #health #transformation #personaltrainer #passion #hardwork #weightloss #vision #diet #entrepreneur #nutrition #fitness #fitfam #fitspo #fitchick #girlsthatlift #girlswithmuscle #fitlife #fitnessmotivation #dedication #motivation #inspiration #train #training #tampa
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They say it’s not good to swim with sharks <span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span>🦈🤣<span class="emoji emoji1f618"></span> . . . . . .Nothing but love <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ . . .photo credssss<span class="emoji emoji1f485"></span>🏼 ...
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They say it’s not good to swim with sharks 🦈🤣 . . . . . .Nothing but love ️ . . .photo credssss🏼 @krankin.fit . #aye #postoftheday #latergram #time #potd #igers #igdaily #ootd #fit #fitfam #black #blackstonelabs #athlete #attack #staywoke #heywhatsuphello #thankyou #goodvibes ... They say it’s not good to swim with sharks 😉🦈🤣😘
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#aye #postoftheday #latergram #time #potd #igers #igdaily #ootd #fit #fitfam #black #blackstonelabs #athlete #attack #staywoke #heywhatsuphello #thankyou #goodvibes #lighteyes #lifestyle #instagood #igfam #goodnight #late #chickswithtats #classic #late #yeahthatway #Monday #vibes #love
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 #sometimes you have to be #strong for yourself. What’s meant to be will end up good and what’s not ...
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#sometimes you have to be #strong for yourself. What’s meant to be will end up good and what’s not - won’t. #Love is worth #fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one #fighting. At times, #people need to fight for you. If they don’t you just have to move on and realise - what you gave them ... #sometimes you have to be #strong for yourself. What’s meant to be will end up good and what’s not - won’t. #Love is worth #fighting for, but sometimes you can’t be the only one #fighting. At times, #people need to fight for you. If they don’t you just have to move on and realise - what you gave them was more than they were willing to give you and more than they deserve. 🖤 #blackandwhite #blackheart #thinkofyourself #girl #fighter #tattoo #ink #inkedgirls #model #love #mylifenotyours #happyofthemoment Photo by @michaelkruegerphotography
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My happy boo! Nomi has an inner peace about her even strangers can sense. She is incredibly patient ...
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My happy boo! Nomi has an inner peace about her even strangers can sense. She is incredibly patient and kind. Before her arrival, Simon and I had made both good and bad life choices. I’m proud of us for being able to learn from our mistakes —a quality many are unable to exercise. Nomi is our gift, ... My happy boo! Nomi has an inner peace about her even strangers can sense. She is incredibly patient and kind. Before her arrival, Simon and I had made both good and bad life choices. I’m proud of us for being able to learn from our mistakes —a quality many are unable to exercise. Nomi is our gift, our love child. She was born 9 minutes before my birthday, claiming her independence out the gate! At not even 4 months, her strength is apparent. Her communication skills are on point —when she cries, it’s because she needs something and it’s our job to figure it out. I thank her everyday for making motherhood, parenting, and just loving her so wonderful! This is a candid shot her Grandma took of us aka my new favorite photo. LOVE YOU BOO!!! Thank you for choosing us!
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Photo by @jasperdoest | A Galápagos giant tortoise after eating an invasive species of guava fruit ...
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Photo by @jasperdoest | A Galápagos giant tortoise after eating an invasive species of guava fruit on Santa Cruz Island #Galápagos. While invasive species are usually not good news, scientist think that the invasive fruit may be a boost for an aptly named subspecies called the indefatigable ... Photo by @jasperdoest | A Galápagos giant tortoise after eating an invasive species of guava fruit on Santa Cruz Island #Galápagos.
While invasive species are usually not good news, scientist think that the invasive fruit may be a boost for an aptly named subspecies called the indefatigable island tortoise (Chelonoidis porteri), which is considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
It's easy to see why tortoises would prefer some invasive species over native ones. The native species of guava, (Psidium galapageium), tends to produce small fruit that has thick skin, large seeds, and bitter pulp. On the other hand, the invasive species of guava, (P. guajava), has been cultivated around the world. As a result, the tree produces dense clusters of large, juicy, thin-skinned fruits that the tortoises love to eat. And furthermore it’s also a matter of availability.
Because tortoises distribute seeds through their dung, the animals contribute to the increase of invasive guava on the islands. While a forest full of invasive plants may be good for the Galápagos tortoise in the short-term, the effects these species have on the ecosystem at large is still a mystery.

#Galapagos #Galapagosislands #Ecuador #gianttortoise #tortoise #reptiles #reptilesofinstagram
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, ...
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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.!! I want to thank you Guys for all the support ! I hope you like the photo ! #haveaniceday #art #photo #style #sunshine #good #day #love #mensfashion #style #ootd #ootdfashion My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.!! I want to thank you Guys for all the support 😊 !

I hope you like the photo !

#haveaniceday #art #photo #style #sunshine #good #day #love #mensfashion #style #ootd #ootdfashion
🤷🏼‍♀️WHY I DEACTIVATED INSTAGRAM: 3 weeks ago I hastily made the decision to deactivate my Instagram, ...
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🤷🏼‍♀️WHY I DEACTIVATED INSTAGRAM: 3 weeks ago I hastily made the decision to deactivate my Instagram, with the assumption I would have an overnight change of mind. Turns out I was wrong and some perspective and time off has worked wonders. My reasoning behind this decision was simple: ... 🤷🏼‍♀️WHY I DEACTIVATED INSTAGRAM:
3 weeks ago I hastily made the decision to deactivate my Instagram, with the assumption I would have an overnight change of mind. Turns out I was wrong and some perspective and time off has worked wonders.
My reasoning behind this decision was simple: I was feeling AWFUL about myself. The constant stream of photogenic girls was stirring up a bizarre concoction of emotions in me and it became overwhelming. I’d scroll and obsess over these pictures, then look at myself in the mirror and just be SO ridiculously unhappy (there were tears and tantrums on occasion). I became consumed by it all and started to lose sight of important things in real life and to be honest IT’S JUST NOT WORTH IT 😊

Since deactivating, Ive had so many important realisations. Genuinely. I have been much more present, less attached to my phone (no scrolling and much less picture taking) and just generally so much happier. I’ve focused intently on work and my ever-growing projects and I’ve spent quality time with friends and family, everything has just been much more enjoyable. I’ve really made time for the things I love and haven’t been pre-occupied with trying to take a good photo (which, by the way, is a horrendous experience for all involved) 😂

One of the best things that has happened has been my change in attitude towards my image and what I share on SM. I’ve finally begun accepting how I look naturally and that’s bloody HUGE for me. I was putting hideous amounts of pressure on myself to look great every day (for the gram) but you know what, I’m so over that, I’m so much more than that and fuck me it feels good ⭐️ An Instagram detox was completely necessary for me. I may make it permanent but if not, ready with a refreshed and healthy mind set. My mental health comes first and I promise that what’s going on in real life is FAR more important than relentless pictures of people looking perfect in the gym.

It’s very easy to get caught up in it all so if you have been feeling down about social media, have a break, seriously, show yourself you don’t need it (if I can do it, you defo can) and break the negativity.
#reallifeisbetterthaninstagram 💫💖
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