TinyBuddha Article: When You Think You Need to Know More to Be Good Enough

ImageGrateful and joyed today to be published on one of my most favorite blogs! 

http://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-you-think-you-need-to-know-more-to-be-good-enough/

Come check it out 🙂 And check out the site for more inspirational articles!

Have a wonderful day ❤

 

 

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Something to Say for the Skinny (Beautiful) People Out There

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“You’re so skinny”. A phrase I hear often…and honestly I’m not sure how to take it sometimes. Is that all you can say about a person when you greet them? Maybe I’m used to the phrase, the way it feels, that when I greet someone, I pick out a feature on them that is beautiful. Beautiful smile, clothes, hair, eyes…there is so much to choose from when meeting someone than “you need to eat a hamburger”.

I’m perfectly healthy by the way. I eat just the same as others, veggies, protein, meat, snacks, etc. I do try to eat healthy but that has no affect on my size…it makes me feel better. I practice yoga every day and meditate every morning because I feel better over all after my practice.

I’ve fluctuated between 100lbs to 116lbs my whole life. My ribs tend to show in a bathing suit and my legs are thin. I’ve tried crazy diets of protein shakes, stuffing my face until I couldn’t breathe, just to see the scale jump up for a day.

My “skinniness”, more appropriately my “beautifulness” is in my genes. My metabolism is crazy fast and that’s how I was created.

You can either hate your body or you can love it…it’s your choice.

You can be healthy, or you can eat poorly. I choose to love my body (on most days…hey…I’m not perfect either!) and I choose to eat healthy on most days as well.

For all my fellow skinny girls (and guys) who have tried endlessly to put on the weight society so badly thinks we need, these quotes are for you.

After reading an article on Elephant Journal (here’s the link to her article, awesome, amazing writing you must check out, This Ones For My Skinny Sisters, I was so inspired, I had to to share these with others…

“Authentic self love is crazy sexy, whatever your body looks like” – Bryan Reeves

“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful” – Sophia Loren

“Size does not make a difference – we cannot take our bodies with us into eternity” – Thomas Voelker

“Though she be little, she is fierce” – William Shakespeare

I’ve already shared some of these quotes and they are in my journal for gentle reminders when I need them.

Kindness goes a long way…compliment others, practice less judgement. We are all struggling with the same insecurities, be it too little or too much. No struggle is harder than another when it comes to our self image.

Yoga/Journaling – Challenges

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Good morning! My yoga practice this morning focused on strengthening abs. Although that was challenging by itself, my real challenge came because of my physical practice space. No yoga mat, tiny (really tiny) space on hard floor. In these moments, I have found it very easy to push off my practice until the next day when the conditions are more convenient for me.

Today, because of the promise I made to myself, I pushed through the challenges, on the hard floor, bending my knees when I had to, and finished my practice feeling more grateful than usual. I kept the promise to myself.

Here’s today’s quote for your journal inspiration:

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.” -Paulo Coelho

Just as a reminder, I am following along with Erin Motz 30 day yoga challenge :).
http://www.doyouyoga.com/challenge/

Daily Journal Inspiration – Robin Sharma on Setbacks in Life

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Today’s words come from Robin Sharma, author of The Monk that Sold His Ferrari and one my favorite books of all time, The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His FerrariIf you haven’t had a chance to read his books, I would suggest picking them up for a quick, inspirational read!  I’ll leave you with his words below to inspire your journaling today…

“The beautiful things about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.”

Take a look at some of your setbacks in your life, can you identify the strengths you have gained from them?  Maybe going forward in life, when you’re faced with a set back, remember how the past has shown you your strengths in overcoming and moving on ❤