Today I chose to wear a Hijab, in support of our muslim women 🧕❤
I learnt a lot today.... not even two hours into my day while wearing this I experienced verbal abuse, by someone who I have never seen before or doesn't know anything about me. I was greeted with "eah get that fucking shit of your head" 🙄 was a bit of a shock, and hurt me a little but then I thought about why I chose to wear this today, and the reason why was so much more important than what some random had to say about me.
I carried on with my day, and then I experienced whispering, staring, judgemental looks etc etc, and again I reminded myself why I am doing this.
I sat back and thought about what I had experienced this morning and it hurt me so bad! This is the sort of thing our Muslim women experience daily 😭 by people who don't know them or anything about them 💔😭 it made me see just how strong they are. I absolutely admire them as people, and as a religion. They do not let what other people say or how they act towards them, get to them. They stay strong to their beliefs and wear what they wear with pride 😍🧕 We then went to the Mosque this afternoon to pay our respects and support our community ❤ it was beautiful.! 🕌 So many people showed up in support, and it was beautiful to see how many non-muslim women wore hijabs.
Today was such a big life lesson for me, I feel so empowered by the strength, pride, kindness, humility and acceptance by our Muslim brothers and sisters! ❤
Although under stink circumstances I am so glad I got to experience this with my babies. To teach them that no matter what skin colour, race, or religion you are, to be kind, ALWAYS. To show my girls, what real strength is, and how to be respectful, and supportive in times like this. Teaching them now, will establish how they will be in the future 😍❤ #Iamproud#teachingmybabies#lifelessons#strength#courage#weareone#theyareus#standwithchristchurch#noracism#primeministerofnewzealand#Christchurch#newzealand#terroristattack#thebritishmuslim
💜 The path to empowerment in any endeavor is the same. It starts with our interest and desire. We become a bit obsessed and admire those ahead of us on the path through mimicry for a time. We commit to the process and refinement of our craft until one day, we realize we have answers to people's questions based on our own experiences, we don't cringe when we hear our own speaking or singing voice, and most importantly we're not performing for the approval of the critic anymore. We do what we do for the same reason we began. Out of love and passion. Perfectionism is a killjoy that will steal time and energy from your progress, for it places the critic on the pedestal and refuses to allow any room for uncertainty. When we close this gap to the unknown, we are paralyzed with fear of taking missteps or making mistakes. We lose the playful curiosity that takes us to mastery and are blind to the beauty of the "mistakes" and "missteps" that, when handled properly, are actually portals of accelerated growth. For the other souls out there putting your work on full display and honing your craft in plain sight, your courage inspires me and keeps me going. Progress over perfection EVERY 👏 SINGLE 👏 TIME 👏!
Repost from @dream3is3destiny3 - Infinite love to all 🤟🏻
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Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out. Great quote from PLATO.
Kijini Primary School students walk to shore after a swimming lesson in the Indian Ocean off of Muyuni, Zanzibar.
Daily life in the Zanzibar Archipelago centers around the sea, yet the majority of girls who inhabit the islands never acquire even the most fundamental swimming skills. Conservative Islamic culture and the absence of modest swimwear have compelled community leaders to discourage girls from swimming. Until now.
For the past few years, the Panje Project has made it possible for local women and girls to get into the water, not only teaching them swimming skills but aquatic safety and drowning prevention techniques. Students are empowered to teach others, creating a sustainable cycle, and are provided full-length swimsuits, so that they can enter the water without compromising their cultural and religious beliefs.
This photograph was originally posted as part of a recent World Press Photo takeover in which I shared my World Press Photo Award winning project “Finding Freedom in the Water.” The series received Second Prize in the ‘People, stories’ category of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest, and documents women and girls learning to swim for the first time in Zanzibar. Sharing again today in celebration of World Water Day.
When we think about recovery, what comes to mind?
Usually quitting something nasty, but it is so much more than that.
It is RECOVERING OURSELVES.
Recovering from whatever is causing us emotional pain.
And knowing that it is our THINKING around our painful emotions that fuel unhappy, food & alcohol habits.
Whatever the habit is, they all have the same root cause and we repeat them all for exactly the same reasons - to make ourselves 'feel better'! Recovering ourselves means finding our way back to us, the emotionally whole person we were born to be.
And the quickest route back to us is by QUESTIONING, with kind curiosity, the why of our behaviours, in the moment and asking ourselves with real love, "What do you need from me? How can I help you?" Ask yourselves with gentle love, these simple questions and I can assure you that wine nor cake never comes back as your answer.
Comfort, care, rest and support often do, and you can offer these easily to yourself.
Recovery is NOT HARD when you are facing in the right direction and addressing/understanding & comforting the real problem - our thinking around our emotions.
Recovery IS ONLY HARD when we don't listen to ourselves, acknowledge how we feel, act with compassion on that knowledge and practice the self-care that is missing in so many of our lives.
Love & respect 💕 #TheRecoveryCoach #QuestionEverything .
Saturday Night Movies: A Monster Calls: What a marvellous film this was. I watched it with some good friends, a mistake in retrospect but more on that in a minute. Honestly, I didn’t want to watch it, having already written it off as ‘not my thing,’ but a good story told well makes for a good film, and A Monster Calls is a brilliant story. It also goes on my list of films that have brought me to tears (hence why I wish I’d watched it alone), a short list, but then I’m not much of a crier. That said ‘Cliffhanger’ is on there, but in my defence those first ten minutes are torture. I digress, this stars Sigourney Weaver and features the all commanding voice of Liam Neeson, both of which are outshined by a startling performance from Lewis MacDougall. It’s a painfully sad film, but don’t let that put you off, it’s as worth watching as any sad song is worth listening to, and we all do that. As for watching it alone? Well Elton John said it best when he (in a song called Sad Songs) said, ‘Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain,’ and it’ll be worth it, trust me. 🎥 🎞 #saturdaynightmovies#moviereview#movierecommendation#amonstercalls#jabayona#patrickness#filmstowatch#sadfilms#greatmovies#courage#grief#fantasy
Croire en sois n'est pas toujours évident...quand personne t'a montrer à croire en toi et encourager à foncer et aller de l'avant avec des rêves et objectifs c'est difficile plus tard !
Ça prends beaucoup travail de confiance, de développement personnel et de gens autour qui eux sont capable de le faire, pour ainsi prendre exemple et réaliser que ça ne fait pas mal à personne. 💚 Au contraire on se fait du bien 💚
All my life I have heard people talk about the power of visualization.Some of you reading this are probably avid consumers of books, videos, and podcasts focused on personal development and emotional and spiritual growth. Numerous individuals in these formats tell their stories of how they observed themselves attaining their goal in their mind and work tenaciously to believe it was possible. It makes rational sense that everything which mankind has brought into physical reality was seen as an image in someone's mind firsts. Moreover, there are a sufficient number of people's stories of success to give it some level of credibility.
This led to me to reflect on some of my own experiences. What I came to realize is everything I have every envisioned form myself has come true in all areas of my life, even those I only half heartedly desired. It was not true if I only desired it, but it did manifest itself if I observed it occuring in my mind's eye.
One particular event stood out to me more than any other when I was recalling these incidents. In my early thirties, I developed a significant level of speech anxiety. When I entered graduate school, I could hardly say my name in front of a class of twelve people. I knew part of my desire was to eventually speak and write in addition to doing psychotherapy. However, I couldn't get much further than saying my name at that point. But my passion motivated me to work towards overcoming my fear. At the end of the program, I had made meaningful progress in diminishing my level of speech anxiety, but I still had a ways to go. I remember seeing myself return to my university one day and speaking to a group of therapists at a seminar, particularly about shame and how I had conquered my speech anxiety in an effort to encourage others. I visualized this goal on and off for the last few months of my program and then never really gave it a second thought.
When people are having chemo, you don't always hear about the side effects.
On my last chemotherapy the decision was made to stop my anti sickness as it caused constipation but an alternative was not put in place and I vomited the whole time, to the point of bringing up bowel waste - yes apparently you can vomit this - not nice!
Went home and was vomiting 4 days straight so had to be admitted to hospital early hours of Monday 18th March, managed to vomit an impressive 1000ml of stomach bile and had to be put on a tube with saline and electrolytes.
So 9 days without food and the tube came out yesterday and I didn't get sick!
My picture is to record the event of my first meal this morning against what has been keeping me going in the intravenous.
Slowly recovering and then back home to pick up all my natural protocols that don't give me side effects!
“Authenticity is not something we have or don’t have. It’s a practice. A conscious choice of how we want to live… Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up & be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” - Brene’ Brown
Change can be hard, scary and unwelcome. Yet it is part of life . We can resist and complain, find good excuses for keeping the status quo, holding on as tight as we can, resisting change at all cost.
When we hold on too tight for too long we freeze into old patterns of perceived safety, not willing to let go, open up and receive.
What do you need to let go of? What is resisting change costing you?
Happy Saturday Insta friends :) with lots of dance performances, auditions and competitions coming up we wanted to share these wise words with you :- "When we perform publicly it can feel like a life or death situation, but it is not. We say scary things inside our heads, and it feels like we will die if things go badly, but we will not. Write down the scariest things you are saying to yourself about the performance or audition. All of them. When you have written down every scary thing go back over the list and put True or False next to each one. You will find that your biggest fears are false.
You can go dance. The judges will do whatever they are going to do, and tomorrow you will be someone who had the courage to go to dance auditions or to perform, something most people are never brave enough to do.
Be kind to yourself inside your own heart and mind. Once you start dancing you will be your artful best. " - Deborah Simmons
Na konntet ihr die gestrige Aktivität erledigen?
Heute machen wir mal wieder was für uns, die Aktivität lautet. Betätige dich für 15 Minuten sportlich.
Ich für meinen Teil, habe dis schon erledigt ✅
Heute morgen um 11:00Uhr habe ich 1h Plyojam unterrichtet.
Wie macht ihr eure 15 Minuten Sport heute? #motivation#challenge#beyou
Don't worry. There's still time to dive straight back into it. Find new ways to motivate yourself such as setting achievable goals, working out in a group and creating personal rewards. How do you stay motivated all year long? Share your tips 👇
//// Had a bit of fun sprinting to the finish 📸😁
Nice humid start down @mawsonlakesparkrun 100th event this AM 🏃♂️🥳
Once again a great turn out of runners, walkers, strollers and k9s to celebrate 🚶♂️🚶♀️🐕
Thanks to all the volunteers each and every week 👏
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Potrebbe essere un altro Pianeta e invece è sulla Terra. Per immaginare l’Islanda 🇮🇸 pensate a tutto quello a cui non siete abituati e poi ancora un po’ di più. Una luogo denso di fenomeni potentissimi. Natura arida, pochi alberi. Il freddo che sospende l’aria, la lentezza ed il silenzio. Le cascate, tante ed inaspettate, come le chiese a Roma. Un tempo antichissimo, che ha lasciato rughe profonde sulle montagne dal profilo di dente. Rocce di ghiaccio sulla spiaggia, più alte degli uomini. Geyser che sonnecchiano e bollono ed esplodono. La sabbia nerissima e levigata, lavagna del mare. Pietre dal profilo di fungo ed il ghiacciaio “casa del sole” che giace su un vulcano quieto. Il cielo di notte si accende in fiammelle che esplodono: l’aurora.