Being vulnerable is being real. Being real among all the fake people is a huge strength not a weakness. Don’t be afraid of showing the world who you truly are. People who are true to themselves will love you for it and will see the beauty in you. People who don’t...well there’s no place for them in your life 💗🌟
6 minutes ago
«La vulnerabilidad es el estado natural para experimentar la vida»
Ser vulnerable no es ser débil o incapaz, ser vulnerable es ser auténtico. Déjame mostrarte un mundo diferente, un mundo en el que puedas ser tú.
Un mundo donde lo que vale es SER AUTÉNTICO, quitarse las máscaras y vivir de verdad.
Llevas mucho tiempo ocultando quien eres… y entiendo que has vivido cosas que te han asustado.
No quiero quitarle ni un poco de importancia a todo por lo que has tenido que pasar.
Pero deja eso ahora a un lado, deja a un lado todo lo que te ha mantenido oculto de la verdad.
Este camino que quiero enseñarte es un camino de valientes, valientes vulnerables como me gusta llamarlo.
Es un camino que yo recorrí hace tiempo, mucho.
Bueno no una eternidad, pero ya hace algunos años y he de decirte que al principio da miedo.
Y te dan ganas de no haberlo empezado, pero créeme luego te gusta y no quieres parar.
ME DIJERON QUE LO MEJOR ERA NO HACER LA MALETA, QUE ME FUERA CON LO PUESTO.
Y AHORA TE LO DIGO YO A TI. Me dijeron que me fuera solo con lo que pudiera llevar en una pequeña bolsa.
Unos cuentos recuerdos, algunas emociones y nada más que algunas caretas, las de siempre.
Las que durante los últimos años había usado con más frecuencia.
Ahora te explico... TE DEJO EL LINK EN MI BIO: https://vgdemarcos.com/2017/09/06/valientes-vulnerables/ —————————
24 minutes ago
My first day day in LA has been MIND-BLOWING!💡 Just being around a group of heart-led female entrepreneurs who all want to make a massive difference in the world is inspiring.
Our lead Coach today was @rhagoddess who has coached names you will all know.
Rha coached us on what it means to really, deeply know yourself and how to use that power to live into your purpose and mission as the very highest version of yourself.🙏 As someone who prides herself on knowing herself pretty well - even I had epiphanies! This kind of deep coaching always brings things through for us.
That's why Donna and I still invest and will continue to invest heavily in our coaching.
Because it is a journey. There is always more to learn. Always new layers to peel back.
The more we know ourselves then the more powerful we can be in our lives and show up as the best Coaches we can be for our clients.🙌 I can't wait to take this back to our clients and community - and this was just day 1!
If you want to work with us, DM me now and let's talk. 🔥
Your journey is waiting.
I wrote a blog on my website a while ago on how to feel more at ease in backbends (link in bio) it’s not easy to keep the breath steady when your organs feel exposed, there’s a real vulnerability, I used to feel it big time. Keep a steady breathing pattern, visualise the shape as you ground the thighs, tilt the pelvis, lengthen the spine, lift the chest as the jaw bone draws back, releasing the neck as space is maintained between vertebrae
Take time 🧡
Last week, for RUOK day, I got to speak to the team at Contract resources here in Perth!
Everyone hugged, twice 😍, I got raw as usual & I got to have some beautiful 1on1 conversations. •
For me this was coming full circle, speaking to the people who I worked side by side with at wheatstone.. where I was eventually evacuated for being suicidal. •
Speaking within businesses wasnt something I ever envisioned myself doing, because I didnt think It'd be acceptable to be me, but when you connect, it doesnt matter who or where... it just matters how you impact them. •
The impact I want to make, especially within a culture dominated by men who are generally against being vulnerable, is to be so damn raw that it almost hurts to listen to. I want to be so damn raw that my words pierce their barriers and interrupt their patterning, allowing for new perspectives to filter in.
I love this. Every single part of it.
2 hours ago
The WOD where I finally got my skipping!!! Still not perfect but managed to do like 40 skips in a row today and I couldn’t believe it! 😎 This mornings WOD was a hard one, but the most rewarding one! When I started CrossFit and realised there was skipping involved, I immediately started sweating and wanted to run out my box 😂 Because, who can’t skip right?! 🤪 I felt outside of my comfort zone and had to become vulnerable. So while the whole class was skipping, I was practicing my skipping by swinging the skipping rope next to me because I had a major fear of tripping and somehow breaking my face 😂 It sounds funny now. I would literally dread going to class and see skipping on the board because I really didn’t like showing my vulnerabilities but I have amazing coaches and all the athletes in my box are so encouraging and would help give me tips 💪 So, I started practicing for a while and I mean a WHILE now 😂 Practice isn’t fun, it isn’t cute. It’s frustrating and extremely degrading at times. You gotta be vulnerable and keep going and going, no matter how many times you don’t get it. And this is why I love this sport - it pushes you outside of your comfort zone, you learn how to embrace your vulnerabilities and get over your fears with an entire community behind you 💪
Many things in my life are going well. Promotion at work, sold out events, and a toddler who is healthy and happy. I've been dealing with some serious issues internally (both in my body and my mind) though. Some of it is me having #bigfeelings around #grief#love and #relationships both past and present. More of my problems and feelings are around #chronicpain and illness, especially the kind that is very negatively impacting my #sexuality and lovelife. I just wrote about being unhappily abstinent in one of my most #vulnerable Patreon posts to date, which I (ridiculously) titled "From Sex Wizard to Incel." Link in bio. I made it public, for now, so you could read it even if you aren't one of my #patreon supporters. Beware it's very personal and talks about my vagina in a non sexy way. I guess I just wanted to let people know what I have been going through, because it's easier to write about something so #intimate than to talk about it in person. #sexeducator#postpartumsex#spoonie
In order for our souls to experience authenticity, we need to come into the world and experience our needs being met. We need our caretakers to come to us when we're little babies and hold us close when we cry because crying tells our caretakers that we have a need and that need, needs to be met. We need our caretakers to understand us. We need our caretakers to respond to us with kindness, love, and a desire to help us grow. We need to be free from shame, blame, abuse of any kind. We need to be supported in our authenticity. If we don't experience this, we can become prisoners. We make ourselves small and give up our authenticity in order to get our needs met. We fight for a seat at our own table because we want to be seen and loved and experienced as we are, but if are not embraced as we are, we give up who we are. We learn to run from conflict because we have not been taught how to properly resolve conflict. As adults we don't experience authenticity when we stay in relationships where love doesn't exist anymore or worse, never existed. We choose partners who treat us the way we've been treated and then society blames others for staying in relationships that are abusive. It's ironic how we constantly blame victims. If we are provided an environment that is conducive for living life authentically, we are free. And if we were not provided that environment, we can become prisoners. And we can become free as adults, but it takes a hell of a lot of work and pain to move past it. Sending you all love. I hope you feel free to be your authentic self. You deserve to be in places andd spaces that are accepting and loving. You are enough.
Repost from a few weeks ago.
A few years ago I started a journey to more fully
embrace my sensual, feminine side and having no shame in expressing it. It grew out of the two years post divorce I spent writing the story of my life and the struggles I’ve had with self acceptance, particularly with my body after I gave birth.
If you know me well, you know I love photography! It’s my side passion. I decided to put my feelings into photographs. In the last 18 months I’ve worked with a variety of photographers to capture the feelings and life that are inside of me. Not sure what I’m going to do with the collection yet, but I’m having the time of my life. The most recent ones, out in the desert, are my absolute favorite. I stripped down and let all the fear, insecurities, apprehension and judgment fly away with the wind. This is one of the single most liberating moments of my life!
I share in hopes that it inspires you to keep pushing yourself towards vulnerability, self acceptance, self love and let go of judgment towards yourself and others. Be you! BE ALL THE PARTS OF YOU! #beyourself#bodyimagemovement#noshame#vulnerable#blackrockcity2019#expressyourself#bereal
We heal heart blockages like codependency by working through our old emotional wounds, fears, and unhealthy patterns.
Why am I so desperate to be in a relationship and what do I think that would fulfill?
If you were ready and fully able to give and receive love without fear, you wouldn't strain for this. You'd know it will naturally happen and it does. These questions will help you understand your fears, blocks, what you need to work on.
You may be surprised you want this not because you love the other person, but because you are trying to use their presence to fill an empty or hurting space within.
You can fill yourself with your love.
Your love connects you to your power.
The purpose is healing, growing, and coming together as it happens. This doesn't mean you have to be perfect. It means that though this healing you will learn to flow in your partnership allowing the space it needs to develop.
Have patience with the other person that is also healing, your path that unfolds perfectly for both your growth, but most importantly with yourself.
Healing happens and all you need to do is set your intention. Intend that you will heal. Intend that you are whole (because you are). Intend that you are manifesting a healthy partnership. You don't need to know how. Intention is everything. Your intentions set everything in motion that is waiting for you since it is meant for you.
4 hours ago
I always thought that being vulnerable means being strong, however...
..today after watching extraordinary Brené Brown's documentary on Netflix and then sinking into research thru some of her books and youtube videos, I realized that not everyone think this way. Apparently most were taught otherwise, that vulnarability is a weakness. How wrong is that?!🤷🏼♀️
I know, being vulnerable is difficult and it can be scary at times, but if we won't be open to each other then, my friends, we are failing.
I've been hurt so many times by trusting and opening to people, and, yes, I always regret. This is my mistake - I shouldn't.. I mean I should not regret. At the end, it is not me who lose.
It is all part of learning being true to yourself, which, let's be honest, not always an easy task. As Brené says, vulnerability is the core of all emotions. Those who protect themselves from getting hurt, fail to appreciate close relationships.
To me being vulnerable means to be totally okay with being emotionally exposed, at the same time not to be shy or scared of who you are, what you feel, think, like and dislike, and share it at the most honest and sincere way.
And it has nothing to do with live bikini waxing on social media or other awkward deeds many mistaken vulnerability for..🤔
How vulnerable are you? Do you try at least?
I think I want to tell you something... I am "fat". As much as I believed I was open about my realness, I've realised that I run from that word like nothing else. Fat. It's not a very nice word I don't think - but only because I allow it to be that way.
I don't want to keep hiding from it, deleting the pictures that don't show me in a light that's "flattering", not posting outfit pics because I looked different in my head.
My name is Keira and I'm a size 20. No I don't think size matters when it comes to others, but I've made it matter when it's come to me. I also have a double chin that I dislike and a belly that shows when I wear anything high waisted. I'm scared for summer because it means getting my arms and legs out and for the first time in my life I've loved that winter has allowed me to keep them covered.
I have a lot of work to do, and it starts with acceptance. So, this is me. I mean, not literally in the artwork obviously 😂 Maybe one day I will have the confidence to capture and share this pose though!
@stinegreveillustration thank you for your art and how it makes me feel, I can only imagine all the others that you touch as well 💕 .
5 hours ago
What do you see? Do you see a mom completely happy with life? Can life be easily judged with what a person chooses to share?
The night before Monations my boys were giving the hardest time and I'm exhausted. I was thinking what's the point of going to Monations. I'm so dead and emotionally tapped out I wanted an out. I know how can I ever get those thoughts?! I have an amazing husband who supports me with five beautiful + healthy children. I should be grateful and I am. Guess what? I'm completely human and I struggle a lot with my feelings. A lot of times I tell it to go away and I don't have time for it. Then, when life hits me hard I lose it. I get too overwhelmed with the feelings that I want an out. When I get there I tell myself my family would even be better without me. I know that's deep stuff and I didn't think a shampoo convention could shake me. When I heard @thelesbrown speak about suicide it hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew God had to be a part of this because how did the very next day I heard the message I needed. You guys nobody wants to die they just want the pain to stop. If you ever get deep into that hole I hope you speak up on it because I'm very certain someone cares so much about your existence. So please always choose to be kind, because even the "happiest" people could really be the ones struggling the most. .
I met Dan at @bigpoweryoga in one of his classes where he was known for playing guitar at the end of his classes. Sure enough he sang Hallelujah a’la Jeff Buckley - and it moved me to savasana tears. I approached him after class ended, and we connected immediately, specifically on the topic of playing music. I knew with certainty we would play together. We did. After sometime, and work, we had a band for a while, we played shows, and many yoga classes. This alone won my heart.
On the topic of yoga, wow… what a great teacher he is. I learned so much from him as a yogi, and a teacher in training. He inspired me among thousands of others. I was blessed to have partnered with him on many projects, including taking yoga to the mens prison, which was a landmark moment in my life let along career.
Dan, thank you so much for being a brother in my life. You have truly inspired me to be a better human in so many ways. We have epic memories in books, infinite belly laughs, pizza’s consumed beyond measure… but most of all, the love I have for you will never fade. Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear teacher. #brothers#yoga#teacher#houston#texas#photographer#urbanphotography#inspired#stories#vulnerable#sharing#onelove
5 hours ago
Are you being challenged? ⠀
I guess there are a few ways to look at challenge. ⠀
Either you may find yourself challenged by a certain situation in your life or you can choose to take up a challenge. Negative or positive. Challenges shape us and they help us grow too. ⠀
When you find yourself challenged, every day can feel like a struggle. Yet when you choose to take up a challenge it can feel exciting yet perhaps also a little daunting. But something inside of you draws you to keep going. ⠀
We all face challenges and in so many different ways. Sometimes it may be our body’s way of trying to get our attention. Or we may be one step ahead of our body and choose to take on a challenge to move ourselves further forward. ⠀
What challenges you are currently working through? I’d love to hear from you so either comment below or DM me. ⠀
Know that whatever you are going through, there is a way through. ⠀
Are you being challenged?
Ima let you in on my current biggest secret.
It’s called parenting yourself. The whole “I can do whatever I want I’m an adult” I took a little too far.
Like I mean who WANTS to do the boring stuff?
Wake up at 630? I’ll press snooze a million times but when I parent myself “it’s wakey shakey time! Lana” ask my mom how much I hated that. “I don’t want to work out today” too bad you pay for it you go! “I just wanna eat ice cream” girl you haven’t had one vegetable today- eat this then you can have ice cream.
Parenting yourself- when we were young we did not collect 2 hundy or pass go. Parents rules- ruled the roost.
Define your life rules and follow them. Even when you want to press snooze for the 15th time! (Your inner teenage angst is showing again)
I can only be #Me … and me is #Enough. .
🦄 It takes great #Courage to be who you truly are. 🦄 It takes great courage to pick up the pieces of your life, learn, then try again. 🦄 It takes great courage to stand up even if you're standing alone. 🦄 It takes great courage to be kind in a world where kindness is hard to come by.
🦄 It takes great courage to be #Vulnerable, and show your #TrueSelf to the world. .
💃🏽💃🏽Dance to the beat of your own heart and do not care who is watching. 🕺🏽🕺🏽
I recently turned over a new leaf (I’ve been turning over many lately) 🍃🍂🍃
I realized that the world needs me as I am …
The world needs more people who have the courage to be their #TRUE selves.
We are all connected, but that connection becomes weak and unclear the longer we keep our walls up. 🧱
We are all on our own #Journey... SO what if …. #WHATIF … what if I can inspire others to become themselves simply by being me? … letting my walls 🧱 💥 down more often … being me, because me is enough.
I set off to change the world, but I know change starts with my own world. 🌐
Who is with me? Who is ready to let some walls down? 🧱 Who is ready to transform their #World? 🌍
💛 I am no longer afraid of what others may think.
💛 I am no longer afraid of walking into the unknown.
💛 I am no longer afraid of courage and vulnerability. 💛 I am no longer afraid of being seen or heard.
💛 I am no longer afraid of the person in the mirror. .
If anything I said resonates with you, let's catch up over a cup of coffee (or a virtual cup) ☕🍵 💻👩🏽💻 .
#BeTheChange, #Create the #Change!