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This lady right here.. She has been an angel in my life. 9 1/2 years ago I was broken. I couldn't stop drinking. Alcohol had its grip on me and I was powerless. 😪 I heard her speak at an AA meeting, and I knew she was the one. 🤩 I asked her to be my sponsor and she asked if I was willing to go to any lengths to stay sober. I called her every day for the first 2 years then once a week years after. I don't call her as much these days but we do meet up once a month for a meeting. 🥰 Getting sober wasnt pretty but It was necessary. Sobriety has been both devasting and beautiful. I have experienced tragedies like losing my mom to cancer when I was just 3 months sober, to losing my brother to murder 4 years ago, to almost losing our home, to saving our home, to getting married and going on amazing trips.. ALL SOBER! Life can throw some crazy fastballs sometimes but I'm so relieved I have this special woman by my side! 👭 Today is her birthday and I'm so glad she was born. She has given me a 2nd chance at life and for that I will always be grateful. I love you stephanie! Happy birthday! . . . . . . . . . . . #sobriety #sobrietyrocks #bravery #vulverable #recovery #soberlife #onedayatatime #motivation #sober #bekindtooneanother #addiction #keepfighting #keepmovingforward #stayfocussed #soberliving #intervention #meditation #happiness #freedom #happybirthday #sobermom #9yearssober #soberlifestyle #keepswimming


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“I know well that the greater and more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it. " -Mary Faustina Kowalska ○ Let it always be in your mind, that anything worth fighting for will challenge and change the very depths of who you are. We were never meant to stay the same. Rather, we all bend and reach toward this unique and unknown thing called balance. ♥️ #balance #change #challanger #challanges #storms #selfhealing #overcome #strong #strongwomen #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslife #love #vulverable #growth #spiritual #unkown #dance #blackandwhite #selfexpression #color #photography #fitness #create #freedom #brave #beautiful #live #liveauthentic #authenic #art


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The best sort of strength is the strength that is rooted in knowledge. The knowledge of your own short comings. Your own fears. Your own weaknesses. From that knowledge is born true, unwavering strength. 📸 model: @syddmcphail #stregth #overcome #strong #strongwomen #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslife #love #vulverable #strong #change #growth #spiritual #unkown #dance #dancer #selfexpression #color #photography #fitness #create #freedom #brave #beautiful #be #live #liveauthentic #authenic #filmphotography #art


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"We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves." ---- Berne Brown #love #vulverable #strong #change #growth #spiritual #unkown #dance #dancer #selfexpression #color #photography #fitness #create #freedom #brave #beautiful #be #live #liveauthentic #authenic #filmphotography #art #thanksgiving #living #livelife #dancing #circus #rainbow


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Team South were out tonight in Slough and Windsor serving the vulnerable and isolated. Service users were served vegetable biryani provided by @karahiexpresstw4 in Hounslow West and pakoray made by a volunteer. They were also given homemade cupcakes and a range of treats donated by the community! We thank all our volunteers and great to see new faces getting involved too! If you would like to get involved in any way please contact us: langaraid@khalsaaid.org langaraidsouth@khalsaaid.org #langaraid #khalsaaid #seva #langar #food #slough #windsor #berkshire #homeless #vulverable #isolated #serviceusers #recognisethewholehumanraceasone


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I can’t tell whether this is #advice *from* a #hipster or *for* a hipster, or maybe even from a #gluten-loving hipster #subculture (which would technically be a #subsubculture I think), but either way it seems legit. Pity their marker was inconsistent, leading to an apparent #vulverable except on close inspection...


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We can all choose to lean in and love each other more.


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It’s not always pretty. Life has a tendency to surprise me, keep me on the edge. I was so smiley today, giggly, happy, zero cares. And then all of a sudden I got on my mat this evening and the tears starting welling up. I’m not sure why. It might have been beautiful music, it might have been the beer I drank an hour before, I won’t try to justify it. Feelings are facts, I’m very firm in that belief. I did what I usually do, I let them roll. I let them flow. In the midst of it all I didn’t try to understand them, (I knew that would come later), but rather I just let them have their moment, their space. I tried to be patient with myself, avoided judging my character, my strength, my integrity as “a strong independent woman.” And it hurt. It hurt to feel so confused by my own sadness. I felt like my emotions were betraying me a little. Acting on their own without my consent. And then my buddy came over to do some yoga. And sat there as looked like a complete mess for the first 15 minutes. And at first I felt shame, for being such an emotional being. For creating a space that might feel awkward, or uncomfortable. For pouring out a negative energy onto him. Vulnerability is a scary place. But it faded. It feels like jumping into cold water, once you sink into it, spend some time adjusting to the difference, it doesn’t feel so terrible. I’m starting this week on an open level, a very heart opening level. Thanks @costa_living_ for being tolerant of my emotional self. And sorry about the chunks of your mat that Merlin chewed off 😬 __________________________________________________ #yoga #southfloridayoga #flyoga #buddies #puppyyoga #thoughts #yogaeverydamnday #letsstartyoga #puppy #vulnerability #vulverable #feels #feelings #feelingsarefacts #emo #selfcare #yogi #selfcaresunday


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Milk time with Lawrence 🍼


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#clorofila y #vida en un sólo #batido...para este bajonazo de #energa...#espinaca #germinado de #alfalfa #pepinocohombro #lechuga #apio, la energía #sutil de nuestro #cuerpo es tan #vulverable que #tuspensamientos, #tualimentacion y los espacios donde vas...pueden afectarla, sobre todo cuando tienes tan afinada esa capacidad.... #energa #energadelosalimentos #alimentacinenergética #mindfulleating #chakras #flexivegetariano #vegan #vegetarianos


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Me: "So, just smile?" 😳 Photographer: "Yesssss" Being behind a camera with no reflection of myself on a screen, or in a mirror, is a vulnerable feeling for me. I often wonder what that person behind the lens is seeing in me. Heck, taking a (insert ego adjective) selfie creates vulnerability for me. Social media has evolved into this visual platform of expression. All dependent on how mentally stimulating an image is, just to capture someone's attention long enough, that they may read what you have to say. •• Some images themselves give substance. Others are quick fly by illustrations of our lives that created an emotion in the moment, so we share it. But the image of yourself is an interesting one to post. The reasons behind it are varied for individuals and in the (fitness) world I lived in these past few years, it is often demonized as a sexual, self-fulfilling prophecy of self-importance. While some may indeed be such, as many seek out pleasure through "likes," I dare you to reframe the judgement you have on the quotable selfie. This is coming from an appeal that I have towards haste judgement we make of others. After all, it is our platform, right? Follow as you wish. As I always say in life, you have a choice. I am of course, subject to misinterpretation. #SterotypesSuck •• With that being said, there is a healthy line of expression one can use. As many people post their highlight reels of life, it is just a snippet of reality (if it's even real). I think we often tend to follow unrealistic, photoshopped, #bestself versions of others. This unfortunately can lead towards a downward spiral of comparison and "I'm not good enough thoughts." But, they are visualizing appealing, right? I get it. I do. (Damn them) •• But, stop. Stop with idolatry. Stop playing an inner game of tennis in your head of negative thoughts. "When a person can't find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure." -Frankl. •• So my prescription is this: Don't let social media be a stronghold on your time or your self-worth. If you want to be on social media, I suggest following inspiring, kind, giving, educational, thought-provoking, pages. **cont'd in comments


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#vulverable #love


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#TRUETRUE #GODisMyARCHITECT and #MASTERBUILDER! His #WISDOM at first looks like #FOOLISHNESS to men, Because HE takes #Broken #Rejected #Vulverable shards and builds His #MAGNIFICENTTEMPLE! The very #BODYofCHRIST! 1 Peter 2:4-9 "And coming to Him as to a Living Stone which has been Rejected by men, but is #CHOICE and #PRECIOUS in the sight of God, You also, as #LIVINGSTONES, are being built up as a #SpiritualHouse for a #HolyPriesthood, to offer up Spiritual Sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For this is contained in Scripture: “Behold, I lay in Zion a choice stone, aprecious corner stone, And he who believes in HIM will not be disappointed.” This precious value, then, is for you who believe; but for those who disbelieve, “The Stone which the builders rejected, This became the very Corner Stone!” and, “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense”; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed. But you are a chosen race, a royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of Darkness into His marvelous light; For you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received Mercy, but now you have received Mercy." 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏


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So scared to let myself love. #scared #vulverable #love #life


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