Another bomb daily idea from @pinterest ! TALENT TUESDAY!! 🕺💃🕴🏃♀️💪🏻✍💥 I will never forget one time in Elementary when a group of my friends and I auditioned for our school talent show 😔 We practiced singing and dancing almost everyday afterschool and on the weekends to a Hilary Duff song 💃🏻🎵🎶 long story short ➡️👉WE DIDN'T QUALIFY 🤔🙄💔😒😒 What a great way to bash on 11 year olds who had no professional background in singing and dancing but still did their best and delivered with confidence! 🤨
That stuck with me for the longest time and I knew that I wanted to teach my kids to never let ANYONE define their "talents." I knew my kids would feel uncomfortable, scared, nervous, and pressured by performing in front of their classmates and delivering their talents.. So, we spent the first few Tuesday's just going over stage fright, public speaking, building confidence, eye contact, manners while being in the audience, overcoming fear, etc! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Once we began our Talent Shows it was so eye opening to see how the children still were trying to define what talents they had ... 😥 Thank you society for brainwashing and instilling into young minds how they need to professionally be dancers, singers, artists, musicians, etc 😒 THAT IS COMPLETELY WRONG!! Talent cannot be corrected. Talent cannot be defined. Talent cannot be shut down. Talent cannot be judged.
ENCOURAGE. EMPOWER. BUILD CONFIDENCE. BUILD SELF ESTEEM. BUILD WORTHINESS. TEACH THEM OR THEY WILL NEVER KNOW! SHOW THEM OR THEY WILL NEVER BELIEVE!
Moral of the story: We mastered our #talenttuesdays and it became a full one hour interactive session! THEY NEVER RAN OUT OF IDEAS!! They shared every single thing that THEY KNEW they were successful at - yes this included sleeping, eating, playing, making friends, helping at home or at school, doing chores and the list goes on!! #talenttuesday#ece#earlychildhoodeducation#truetalent#confidence#daycare#beyondlearning#masteringself#confidenceiskey 🔑 #buildingafuture#richmondbc#pinterest#teacherswhoempower#dontletsocietydefineyou#followyourpath#youareastar
Though I have a really caring husband but at times even that doesn't help. You are at your lowest and your behaviour becomes weird, your talk doesn't make sense, a sense of worthlessness sets in and all you can think of is what a looser and what a failure life is. You want to run away from yourself from every body and just bury down deep under. You can not muster the courage to talk to anyone and the worst is when u pour your heart out to the person you love and he fails to understand your position. It is then yiu realise this is your own battle and you have to fight it out alone. This selfhate and feeling of worthless can push a person to extreme and getting out of it becomes near to impossible. But all you can do it try to think of positive thoughts, work out deviate your mind.
My heart goes out to all the people going through tough times.
We get told that we should look a certain way or when we modify our look people can throw their opinion of what they like to accept of you. When I was a teenager in middle school I remember a group of girls I hung out with one summer asked if they could straighten my hair.
I never did that before so I was excited! My hair was super long and by the time they were done my hair stretched to the top of my butt! I had never seen it like that. Then the girl who did it said 'your like a barbie!' I felt weird that she called me that.. Was it a compliment or a dis? As I got older I started to straighten my hair more and would disgrace my curls! People would say how beautiful my curls were but I didn't like them. I was even at a point were if you met me I likely had my hair straight, once in a while I would leave it curly for the day and I had people not recognize me if they saw me with curly hair!
The point is! Love your hair, love your background, love where you came from! When there are so many things in the world telling us not to love ourselves these are the most crucial to do so! Now I rarely straighten my hair because I love my curls as much as the people who compliment them! 💁➰💕 #curlyhair#curls#straighthair#curlsarebetter#naturalcurls#mixedgirl#loveyourself#loveyourhair#ilovemycurlyhair#smoothhair#hairstyles#selfloveisthebestlove#dontletsocietydefineyou#justbeyourself#healthyhair#growth#appreciateyourself
I’ve always been different... during my childhood I chose Mickey over Mini and Legos over dolls. I’ve never been afraid of getting a little dirty and I talk a little foul. In school I preferred to skateboard over dribbling a ball and preferred to hang with the boys. Continuing into my early adult life, I still struggled to be understood. Over the last 2 years I have learned to love myself and embraced all the things that make me who I am and I’m no longer afraid to embrace it regardless of what others think and now, I don’t mind being a little misunderstood. #embraceyouryouness#youness#dontletothersdefineyou#embracewhoyouare#godmademeinhisimage#originality#dontletsocietydefineyou#misunderstood
"Il faut être unique mais entrer dans une case toute faite.
Entrer dans une case, mais être originale.
Etre originale, mais pas marginale.
Soigner son apparence, sans être un objet sexuel.
Séduire les hommes, en restant discrète.
Ne pas castrer, ne pas se soumettre.
Ne pas être salope, mais faire l’amour comme dans du porno. Nonne mutiorgasmique.
Être drôle, mais pas clown.
Être maquillée, mais pas tarte.
Soft, mais sophistiquée.
Naturelle, mais sexy.
Exubérante, mais rasée comme un militaire.
Etre mature, mais rester jeune.
Rester jeune, mais pas gamine.
Etre mince, mais avec des seins.
Etre aux fourneaux, et au régime.
Bonne vivante, affamée.
Avoir du caractère – ah attention, là, c’est trop : vous êtes hystéro.
Ne pas vouloir fonder une famille à tout prix, mais en fonder une quand même.
Travailler quarante heures par semaine, mais préparer des plats « bio maison ».
Etre une bonne mère, mais ne pas se perdre. Se perdre c’est mal. Mais être une mauvaise mère aussi.
Vingt minutes par jour de yoga, mais toujours, toujours, garder le contrôle."
C’est sûr, ça ne laisse pas beaucoup de place pour révolutionner le monde... #chloehollings#vernissage#superheroes#galeriesakura#howtobeawoman#inthiscrazyworld#be#brave#everyday#dress#with#courage#strenght#dignity#dontletsocietydefineyou#dontletsocietylabelyou#dontletsocietychangeyou#influencesociety#everywomaniswonderwoman
Story time .. 📖For a really long time I thought that in order to be successful I had to get a degree. I remember flicking through a catalogue of all the university courses and feeling completely lost about what I should do in life.
What I now understand is that I was pushing for something that wasn't meant to be. I ignore what I truly wanted for fear that it wasn't possible.
Success is not about the money in your bank, your physical appearance or your social status. It's about the valuable contributions you make to this world through acts of loving and kindness each day. Its about how you make other people feel. It's about giving and growing. Its about having an open mind and a loving heart. It's about showing up and doing your best. You might have a qualification but it's not a requirement. And if your version of success doesn't involve how happy you are in life then maybe it needs a revision. #happiness#dontletsocietydefineyou#beyourself#agencemap
🌵Be WILD , be free ! Be whoever it is you want to be . Could you imagine if we freed our minds of all the garbage . All the trash that society has put in our heads ?! I guarantee our lives would be more peaceful. We would have less stress . We would be so much more carefree . One thing that I love about living an island life is the simplicity. Material things just aren’t as important . Because housing & food are so expensive the “ standard “ of everything else drops . Which for me has been an eye open . In a good way !!! Yes again another reminder that materialist things just don’t matter !!! Yes do I love my Louis Vuitton Bag , or my Fry boots ? Well of course !!! But are these things necessary to keep up or fit in with the rest of the peeps . Nope , they sure are not !!! Instead of spending time making more money , or making sure I have the perfect house we spend quality family time . Time hiking , playing in the waves , snuggling up when it’s raining , or exercising together . It’s irreplaceable !! It’s time well spent. Remembering that no ones tomorrow’s are guaranteed makes life much more beautiful !!! The challenge today is to free yourself from what ever pressure your experiencing from society . Breathe deep , do some yoga , do something that makes you laugh & love yourself for who you are !!! .
Am I the only one who believes that "a great conversation could replace a medication"? With that being said. We have come so far with medication and technology that most forms of medications are socially accepted to take during stressful times. While some others are actually beneficial. But first think about the consequences of someone who has the potential to cure them-self but struggles with a med-seeking behavior. By over taking these medications, individuals aren't allowing themselves to face the anxiety that is already tearing them apart. Secondly, we keep in mind for side effects and possible addiction to these substances. Unfortunately, the more people depend on these substances, the further they are from conquering their fears and anxieties. In contrary, some might think that when people take these meds, the medication may take away the feeling of anxiety, leaving that person at "peace". But for how long? A few hours? One day? My question is, why aren't we training ourselves to conquer an anxiety for a lifetime? In conclusion, tonight one of my clients was cured of anxiety without the consumption of their medications. My client got up to leave my office and we sat there and laughed together agreeing that one simple conversation could make a big difference to a person suffering from anxiety. I'm proud to work in a field where I can counter medication seeking and give people life. Note to people suffering: Find your crowd, look within yourself, ask your higher power for strength, and most importantly begin facing your fears and overcome them with the power we were never told that we have. #empowerment#saynotodrugs#dontletsocietydefineyou#loveismedicine#speakup#speaklife#overcomeanxiety
We are all uniquely beautiful. Society is the ugly one. Love who you are and the shape you come in. Healthy women by nature were never stick thin with ribs sticking out (magazines). Nor did they alter their bodies so drastically in the past (surgery, filters, injections). Why is female beauty now defined as skinny, big boobs or big butt, thin thighs, tiny waists, smooth/no cellulite etc? Why is the definition of beauty ever changing like fashion? All physical! Well, it is the definition of beauty if we allow it to be and feed into this definition. Where is this pressure coming from? & why does it matter (?), if we as woman can feel beautiful the way we are? We are not defined by the physical attributes but by who we are as people. I believe beauty begins on the inside. Being caring to the core, giving love and treating others as you'd like to be treated. I work hard at training physically daily but still need to constantly remind and recenter myself-that I am into fitness, eating well (as best I can), self development and natural health & remedies to make myself feel strong, fit, confident and beautiful. Life is about taking care and loving yourself. #beyourbestself#dontjudgeyourself#judgementfree#reality#beyourself#nocomparison#loveyourcurves#youarebeautiful#comfortableinmyownskin#dontletsocietydefineyou#health#womenempowerment#givemore#strength#love#whoarewetryingtoimpress#spreadlove#nofiltersneeded