You’re fucking unstoppable! You are a full force of nature. You REALLY are🤩Do the work of unraveling and figuring out who you are. Not who you were last year and not who you were 10 years ago. Are you repeating the same mistakes? Do you feel stuck? What patterns in your life do you keep repeating? Are you not sure of your talents? Do you lack confidence? It starts with the mind. Master your mind and you can master anything!! You become your thoughts. I was feeling overwhelmed and kind of down about certain things. I started thinking about how I have to balance and juggle so many things. Besides what I’m doing with my business I have to manage my daughter at her school and her fundraisers and play dates and appointments. And I also have to juggle being the go to for cooking and cleaning and laundry and dry cleaning and different outings and still make time for date night and self-care and therapy. But then Something happened....I started to switch my thinking. I started to re-examine my responsibilities and instead of saying “I have to cook and clean and make a budget for the week”. I said, “I GET to cook and clean and make a budget for the week”. Some of my so-called burdens are things that some people never experience. Some people are hoping and praying for a child, clean home or partner. I don’t want to take for granted any of the blessings that I have. So stay grateful. You are exactly where you are meant to be. Life is always happening for us and never TO us. Smile and be a blessing to someone. We are here to learn and teach each other. What is one thing that you would love to teach? I would love to teach about self-confidence and self worth. How to see beyond the physical and demand your true value #unstoppable#selfcare#selfconfidence#selfworth#intheworks#wordsofencouragement#wordsofwisdom#freeadvice#reachoneteachone#goals#gratitude#grateful#blessed#perfecttiming#women#worthit#worthy#alignment#manifestation
What does it do to a person to be directly or indirectly told that they are worthless, useless, not good enough? Criticised, abused, put down?
So many of us wear scars. So many of us walk around with open wounds. From the words and the actions of others. °
People we loved, trusted, relied on, who told us that we were unlovable and that we fell short in some way either by their words or by their disapproving, unloving actions taught us a few things about the world, and about life. °
They taught us to second guess and dislike ourselves. To hold ourselves to ridiculous standards and to compare ourselves to other people's ideas of normal and acceptable.
They taught us to be overly critical of ourselves for fear of ever actually believing we had done enough. And to protect ourselves from the shock and hurt of their criticism- if I say the worst about myself then nothing else can hurt me.
They taught us that intimate relationships will hurt and involve conditions for love. That to 'be' is not enough. You need to perform, and meet a set of requirements for acceptance.
They taught us to deny ourselves the one thing that is needed in order to receive the goodness that life has to offer and that is the belief that we deserve it.
Have you had experiences that caused you to feel worthless? Have you reflected on how these have influenced who you have become? °
Life is too precious to walk around believing that you are not good enough. Despising yourself, you attract people and situations that are only full of more experiences that drain you of your life force. That make you feel inadequate in some way.
Wouldn't it be nice to unravel the web that these words and actions put you in? What would it mean to be confident, rather than unsure? How would this free you to live a more joyous, adventurous or peaceful life?
Message us via our profile and let's chat about how our process could set you on your way.
Lately Ive been dancing between the brilliance and possibility in expansion and the heaviness and uncertainty of collapse.
Ive been wanting something but asking myself, is your Ego wanting it, or is your Soul firing up about it? The parts that add the confusion and 'stuckness' has been my emotions about it, and all the external noise.
When I ask myself what this is trying to teach me, I feel that I need to lean in more to the whispers, I need to be still and calm, I need to let go of what I think I should do, I should release control of the outcome, I should STOP saying SHOULD and just be. Be present, be here, and dance with the uncertainty.
One thing that assures me certainty is being in service, of myself for the most part - my healing and my journey - and of others.
What this has triggered for me is Worthiness. Am I WORTHY enough to create my soul work? am I enough? Do I know Enough, will I do enough blah blah blah. Its old patterning and beliefs and stories that are so deeply embedded that they are showing up in the subtleties.
Well today I proclaim that I AM ENOUGH and I AM WORTHY ... of possibility, of creating change, of love, of adventure, of abundance, of Joy of BEING AND LIVING IN MY ABSOLUTE SOVEREIGNTY AS AN EMBODIED WOMAN.
How do you get into a space of not trying to fix everything, know the answers or have control of the outcome? What are the stories or traumas that are so deep that they keep showing up in different ways?
I just took this 2 minutes ago. This picture is definitely tapping into a vulnerable place for me.
Not everyone is meant to be a size 2. You are a human (and so are those who are a size 2!) you can be healthy and still have rolls, cellulite, stretch marks, acne, the list can go on and on and on. But that doesn’t make you any less beautiful or worthy. Go off of how you feel, not how you look. Smile at yourself. Stop doing things to impress others and do things to benefit yourself. You are so fucking beautiful. You are so fucking worthy. YOU make YOU happy💛
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“With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my side.”
-- Susan Weiss Berry #worthy#selfcare#selflove#growth
Matthew 10:29-31: Two sparrows sell for a coin of small value, do they not? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So have no fear; you are worth more than many sparrows. #worthy#faith
A gentle reminder that each and every one of you out there is worthy of love and has the ability to give love.
Whether you have acne or not, you deserve the world. You deserve to have your standards met. You deserve relationships in your life that allow you to be yourself. You deserve people that treat you with kindness and grace (as you should be treating them). Someone who I believed I didn’t deserve was Collin. I use to tell him all the time, “you’re gonna leave me one day for someone prettier.” (Sometimes it still slips out, I’m a work in progress and that’s fine too)Acne had that much of an impact on my self esteem and I once felt my worth was wrapped up in looks. AT THE TIME, think years 17-22, clear skin = pretty. Pretty = keeps your man. Therefore, since I had acne I wasn’t pretty and he would leave. *Appreciation post not trying to brag* Yet, here I am 7 years later with someone who still thinks the world of me. He literally drove 5 hours to surprise me with flowers on my bday and drove back early this morning. He just wanted to show his appreciation for the person I am and the woman I’m becoming.
I am deserving of an equally great partner, and their love, no matter what. So are you, in ANY type of relationship or partnership. You are deserving and worthy of love.
Haven’t posted in a while... since we left the countryside. We are in UB right (the city). We have been here for about 3 weeks now. We had a some time to meet up with the entire squad for debrief and reflect on what the Lord did this month. Got a new tattoo #worthy We moved into a new hostel and met our Taz. He did us a huge favor and took us on a hike up a mountain for the day. We met one of his friends and had a great conversation about the nomad lifestyle and what this specific mountain meant to him. He told us his story and how much this mountain meant to him. It was such a beautiful story because he described the mountain as a father figure and that it gave him a peace and comfort he could not explain. He was describing the love of our father in heaven and how present He is all around us. #ministryislifelifeisministry
“The earliest experience I can recall where I truly examined the conjoined meaning of my gender, body, and the dominance of whiteness takes me back to middle school. As soon as I entered the sixth grade I was boy-crazy. I had many crushes on different boys in my school and even “dated” quite a few of them throughout my three years as a junior high student. However, no matter how many boys did date me, what my closest friends looked like, or what validation I received, I always felt heavily burdened by these things: the color of my skin, the color of my hair, and the shape of my nose. I am a Filipina-American woman who grew up in a dominantly white suburb and school district. I’ve always had a larger, rounder nose than the white girls I went to school with. Regardless of the amount of time I spent in the sun, my skin color has never been any lighter than a warm toffee shade. My hair is naturally a dark, black-brown shade and even if I wanted to make it lighter, it would require an excessive amount of bleach, dye, time, and money.
As a child, my favorite toy was the classic Barbie doll. I always admired her slim hourglass figure, peachy skin, and bright blonde hair. She was perfect. She was beautiful. And I looked nothing like her. But the girls at my school did. No, I wasn’t the only little girl of color running around campus, but I still felt isolated, different, and like a minority. Like an outsider. I constantly questioned whether or not my crushes would ever like me back because I didn’t meet the white, blonde, blue-eyed beauty standard of society. I felt like I wasn’t good enough for anyone. I felt like for someone else to like or love me would require a compromise or sacrifice on their part. Not only did I already feel vulnerable in general just as a young girl navigating through the complexities of middle school, but there was the added component of race. Of brown-ness. It’s hard enough to be liked and accepted by your peers as a 13 year old girl. I hated that it had to be that much harder for me.” #STANDUPTOSTANDARDS .
No More Delays!
No more delays. The season has come where the grace of God has ended the delays. Enter into this new season with boldness. This is a NEW season and a NOW time. We are entering a time where the weight of God's glory's increasing! Yokes of bondage, fear, and procrastination are being broken! Captive hearts, and minds stuck on loops of regrets and trauma are being healed. No more delays. What you've prayed for cried for, fasted for, believed for, trusted for, and agreed for by faith for is now springing forth!
Arise and shine. God's light will make you radiant. Get out of bed. Rise from the depression those familiar stories, the comfort zones, and the excuses.
This is a NOW time, a new era. No more delays. Angelic armies have gone ahead of you to establish NEW Territories. No more delays. We welcome the spirit of God in ways that we could never see or imagine.
No more delays. God's glory is increasing moment by moment. It lives through us increasing in weight, breaking every demonic yoke of resistance. God's people are breaking free. God come now, right now with the demonstration of your word with, power, signs, and wonders. We agree with the timing of heaven. We agree with the timing of our Destiny in Heaven... no more delays. - In JESUS name. Amen. —
This is my inspired reflection from Revelation 10:6 and “The New Era of Glory.” By Tim Sheets.
I love you.
You got this.
Let’s do this thang.
Let’s break the chains.
Burn down the walls.
Howl at the Moon.
Create fucking magic.
Live our most wealthy & wild lives.
Who’s in?! 👑👇🏻❤️ #wildher#youreawesometoo
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Children’s hospital for X-rays was definitely not how I thought I’d spend the day before I leave for my convention. But hey... I did. •
A few things here. I’m thankful baby girl has no broken bones, it was nursemaids elbow. It got popped back into place when they did the xrays. She’s still uncomfortable, but praying she wakes up tomorrow good as new. •
Second thought I couldn’t help but think all day....If I didn’t own my business and had a “real job” as some folks say, I wouldn’t have been 5 minutes away when the school called. I would have been a hot mess rushing from work to get her or calling somebody else to go get her, so I could meet them at the ER. I’m forever grateful I get to be a present mama. That’s why I do what I do- my number one job is my babies.
I love seeing you win
I love seeing your light, your beauty, your Strength
Because I know how it feels not to see it in myself or not to be seen by others
We are all one
As I empower myself I empower you
When I win, you win
And in just the same way, when you experience abundance, more joy more freedom, more success... So do I.
We are one, everything is connected
We are all mirrors for each other
I love to see others winning in big crazy ways because it shows me what is possible for me
And I love to be the mirror for you too
To show you your worth value beauty and strength
I want us all to rise together
This is how we create heaven on earth
Abundance is our birthright
It’s time to remember who we are
It’s time to rise
What changes when you frame food and fitness as a privilege and practice love and gratitude for your *one* amazing body? Well, everything changes. What you allow, what you will tolerate, what you consume and why, how you move and why, how you rest, how you think, how you look at the world, how you look at yourself... it all changes.
How do I know this? Because I was that girl. From loathe to love. From shrinking down to taking up space. From settling to demanding more. From giving myself away to charging more. From seeking perfection to loving myself as is.
How? How do you go from loathe to love? One thought, one choice, one day, one minute at a time. That is how you move the needle and finally, learn to love yourself. And you deserve that. You are worth that and so much more. Not one more day should go by where you hate yourself. Where you eat, move, think and act from a place of hate or distain.
Exercise is not punishment and food is not a reward. Exercise is an amazing thing we get to do with our *one* amazing body. It is a privilege many do not have. It is how we learn about ourselves and our abilities, it is how we grow and become more, it is how we combat disease and injury. It is how we ensure we will stay active, strong, and capable as we age.
You are worthy. You are enough. You can do hard things. You get just one amazing body. Treat it with the same love, care and respect that you give to so many. You deserve that and you are worth it.
A baby has only two fears.✨
Loud noises and falling
Adults 2 biggest fears are:
1. Not being loved
2. And Not being enough.
Your worthiness lies in simply being alive. You are a miracle. There is nothing you have to do or be, to be worthy of love.♥️
🙏🏽I can be me, and you can be you and that’s what makes us beautiful. #loveoverfear#worthy#happiness
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Every Monday the Serenity House at the Redland Housing Community in Homestead opens its doors to young girls ages 12-18 and amazing mentors, who are ready to offer support and lessons that allow these girls to feel heard and cared for. (I had to get their permission to share yesterday picture).😊 Here it is!
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You were not sent into this world with hurt and a lack of self confidence. You were created by your creator and sent here on purpose. You are significant, valued, and made on purpose. There is only one of you in this whole world. No one else like you. Your are valuable, unique, worthy and special. That truth never changes because he never changes. My significance, acceptance, and security doesn’t change. It is all rooted in him. The one who created you. Your confidence and identity is found in the one who created you and what he says about you. You may have been told things or labeled with unkind and hurtful words in your past, but you need to stop giving another thought or care about what anyone else thinks because they are just people who don’t get to determine your worth or value. You need to allow every word/label to fall off you renounce them, forgive those people and announce truth because those lies are not what god your creator thinks or says about you. You and I are not perfect, but you are loved and special. When you feel insecure or not confident, go back to that centre, believe that you are here with a purpose and that you are going to fulfill that purpose. ✞ #iamwhohesaysiam#valued#loved#purpose#worthy#truth
Are you familiar with the enneagram? I joke that I'm a 6 with a codependent wing 😂 Tho it's hardly a joke.
The E6 is called the Loyalist, which can lend itself to codependency, and 6's can also be very phobic.
The more I learned about 6's, the more I wished I could change my number. I wished I could change my childhood wound. I wished I could change my motivation. I wished I could change who I was at my core.
But then it occurred to me- maybe I can't change my number (personality, motivation, character) entirely, but I've been so focused on the negative parts of being a 6 I completely neglected the good attributes. Loyalty, commitment, reliable & hard working also define us 6's.
There's a whole other side to this 6 coin that I could lean into. I WANT to lean into.
So I am.
I've started regularly reminding myself that I have other options. I love that I'm loyal and hardworking and reliable. There's good and bad in each number. We each have a choice where we focus our energy.
What's your number? Do you focus on the positive or negative attributes of it?
GOOD THINGS CAN'T LAST
Hahahaha what a lie! But that's what I used to believe because of so many things that didn't work out the way I wanted them to. Also because it seemed that my downs were so low after I'd been doing so well. Anyone who talked to me a couple years might remember me saying that I was scared to dream big things for this reason. And it only held me back! To be honest, I still struggle with this, but I can see how I've grown when my first response is not to "not take a risk because if it's good it won't last, so why even try?" I'll tell you why!
Because we are worthy of being blessed with good things
Because we are capable of making our dreams come true
Because the more we risk the bigger our reward
It's all in our mindset, and each day we get to make choices in what happens FOR us! When we fail, we learn a lesson, and we get to decide whether we'll stay in that mindset of "nothing good ever happens to me" or turn it into "I'm going to learn from this and turn it into something good!" We have all the power to change the way we see our circumstances ⚡
God has a good purpose for our lives that is constantly moving forward to bigger greater things! We live by faith in his promise that He has a plan for us, "plans to prosper us, and not to harm us, plans to give us a hope and a future". ⚡
We have to focus on what we want and go after it! Focus on the good things, everything we've been blessed with. If we're constantly thinking or saying that we're gonna fail, most likely we will! Sometimes it's harder than other days to believe that any good can come out of a situation- remember how far we've come! Or it's hard to believe that we're gonna get anywhere- look at what we've already accomplished! Think about how we can succeed, instead of how we might fail! ⚡
Most importantly, we have to know that we deserve all the good things! All the blessings! We are worth all of the abundance we receive and more! And when we remember this, we have strength to keep working towards our dreams and goals, for bigger and better things available! Because good things CAN last! ⚡
Be so blessed today friends 💕
Much love, Em
in dis picture I was obviously ~~feeling maaahself~~ 🤗 I never wanted to post a mirror selfie because I didn’t feel like it was “instagram worthy.” this was just a lack of confidence on my part. the real reason why I think we all struggle with self love and body image and debating if a picture is “worthy” enough to be on this platform is because we’re constantly comparing ourselves to everyone else’s “highlight” reel of edited photos & posed smiles. the thing is some of the most happiest moments in my life were not the prettiest if it were to be on camera. so if you’ve made it through this beast of a caption, (thank you!!) but use this as a reminder that you are enough, you are beautiful, you are unique. don’t be like everyone else!!! post that selfie, be silly & don’t take this dang app so seriously because chances are everyone else is dealing with their own battles just posing with a fake smile