Tuesday, April 26, 2011

“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person.
But becoming the person you were meant to be.
The person you already are.
But don’t know how to be.”
-Heath L. Buckmaster 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"I am what I am. I accept myself as I am. I don't need to please other people by pretending to be what I am not. I can never be what I am not. I can only be me, and that's it." –Don Miguel Ruiz

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

‎"Just know your differences are beautiful to see...there's no one quite like you, be proud in all you do; you know you'll find your way - be who you are don't be ashamed." Christina Aguilera

Monday, April 4, 2011

‎"Feel the beauty that lives inside you.You can only perceive the beauty that lives outside you when you feel the beauty that lives inside you. Honor your body and accept it as it is. You have the right to feel beautiful and enjoy it." - don Miguel Ruiz 

Friday, April 1, 2011

‎"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Teresa

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. --Iyanla Vanzant

Sunday, March 27, 2011

May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears, and, above all, may silence make you strong.  -Dan George

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I have discovered that life doesn't actually knock you down. It does, however, provide you with many opportunities to evaluate your standing in life: what you stand on, what you stand for, how you stand within yourself and for yourself. -Iyanla Vanzant

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I always wondered, when a butterfly leaves the safety of its cocoon, does it realize how beautiful it has become? Or does it still just see itself as a caterpillar?  -Jieho Lee

Saturday, March 19, 2011

                                                      Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. -Allen Ginsberg

Friday, March 18, 2011

               At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you do that you can make anything happen.” 
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Life is really here for you. You need only ask. Tell life what you want, and then allow the good to happen. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our weight and appearance are such a small and insignificant part of who we are.
You are so much more than a number.
You are full of meaning and purpose.
You create it every moment.
You are unlimited.
Set yourself free.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Every day is another chance for you to decide who you want to be. A chance to challenge yourself. To be a different version of you, a braver version. A person who isn't afraid to grab joy and take it for a spin.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

                Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.  -Janis Joplin

Thursday, March 3, 2011

“Every day, in some way, we're all being prepared for something better.”
 – Cheryl Richardson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value.  Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you.  There is only one alternative - self-value.  If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved.  You will always think it’s a mistake or luck.  Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within.  Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences.  Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security.  Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them."  -Jennifer James

Thursday, February 24, 2011

“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.” Iyanla Vanzant

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

“We live in a culture that worships thinness.
Media images establish what it means to be beautiful in our society. It doesn’t matter that the vast majority of us don’t look like the people we are taught to adore.
We are taught that our souls will only feel as good as our bodies look; that we can never be happy unless we reach physical perfection.
Our obsessions with eating and weight mask the deeper needs of our spirits. We are looking for a way to maintain peace, order, and security in a world that seems out of control. 
We want to be happy and healthy, to feel accepted and connected within a larger community. We need to sense that our lives are meaningful—that we have a greater purpose.
The traditional way to manage these kinds of spiritual yearnings has been through religion. 
Many people have adopted “The Religion of Thinness”. This religion teaches us that controlling our weight will gives us a feeling of control over a lives. 
It offers us the hope of health and happiness through the idea of the “perfect” body, which we believe is attainable through diet and exercise. It teaches us to feel morally superior if we “eat right” aka less and connects us to a larger community of women who are trying to lose weight. It gives us rituals, such as counting and burning calories, that create a sense of order. And it includes a plethora of icons and symbols in the form of models and actresses whose image we are encouraged to recreate ourselves. 
Perhaps most importantly of all, it gives us an ultimate purpose—the “salvation” that comes from being thin.
But in the end, its promise are hollow. The Religion of Thinness cannot fill the emptiness we feel inside ourselves.
It cannot satisfy our deepest hungers—our hunger for love and acceptance. It cannot undo the past or solve the problems that exist in our lives. It is merely a distraction. The hope it offers is an illusion, one that we have been fed by the media and other sources, and one that many of us have consumed with a religious-like fervor in our quest for meaning and purpose. 
The truth is that our happiness and worth is not dependent upon being skinny.”
-Michele M. Lelwica 
We can derive a sense of purpose not from trying to make our bodies thinner, but rather by simply being who we are and doing what we love.
Find a sense of purpose in being a mother, father, a daughter or son.
Find it from being a student and working hard towards a goal and a dream.
Find it from a job or hobby you love.
Find it from making other people happy.
Find it from surrounding yourself with people you care about and love.
Find a sense of purpose simply from the fact that you are alive, that you are breathing.
That you have a voice, an opinion, a mind.
Our weight and appearance are such a small and insignificant part of who we are.
You are so much more than a number.
You are full of meaning and purpose.
You create it every moment.
You are unlimited.
Set yourself free.

Monday, February 21, 2011

You so are (:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

If you’re reading this, you’re beautiful. So perfect just the way you are.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

                    You are more than what you are going through. You can and will get past this. Chin up, love.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.  -Lucille Ball

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are."

Monday, January 31, 2011

Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.  -RICHARD BACH

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I am not defined by the size of my body, or my weight on the scale.
I am defined by the size of my heart and the weight of my words. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

“There was some voice in me that just said, ‘You’ll get there.’ And I took hope from the voice inside of me”

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Remember your true purpose, WHICH is only Love.
If you cannot see or feel love, lie down now and cry; it will cleanse your vision and free your heart.
I love you; I am you.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

“You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe you’re reason why all the doors are closed
So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road”

Friday, January 14, 2011

To experience true self love, you have to conquer the fear of your own body.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

“Life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.”

Monday, January 10, 2011

To be who you are is to be enough. 
To share who you are is to share enough. 
To do what you love is to do enough. 

There is no race to win and nothing to be proven, 
Only dreams to be nurtured, a self to be expressed, 
And love to be shared. 

Never doubt your worth, 
And always know, without any doubt, 
That you are truly valued and deeply loved. 

Friday, December 31, 2010

Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understands, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not.  -Virginia Satir

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

             When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. -Donald Miller

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we are truly free.  -Coral Anika Theill

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

We endure so much more than we think we can, all human experience testifies to that. All we need to do is learn not to be afraid of the pain. Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. it will not last forever. One day the pain will be gone and you’ll still be here. -Harold Kushner

Monday, December 6, 2010

                                                      Find you. Be you. Be happy with that.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Everything you're running away from is in your head.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"I finally figured out that the only reason to be alive, is it enjoy it."

Monday, November 29, 2010

"You are all together beautiful my darling, beautiful in every way." - Songs of Solomon 4:7

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It is impossible to live without failing, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

If you care about what others think of you, then you will always be their slave. -James Frey

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sometimes, you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.

Friday, November 19, 2010

                                                          You are good enough. Believe it.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.