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✨The thing about wanting guarantees is that the concept is ironic. 〰 There are zero guarantees in life. Anything can happen in the blink of an eye. 〰 We don't like to think about that because of course that thought is kind of terrifying. Us humans intrinsically like stability and things we can count on. We want to be guaranteed security, health, love, and all of that. But what if I told you that you'd be okay without those guarantees? That it's okay to not know what's on the other side of a leap of faith? 〰 What makes us okay without guarantees? Building belief in oneself to be okay through the storm, and building resilience for when life's storms inevitably do some damage on our lives. Let's channel our energy into building THAT instead of chasing guarantees💛 //📸by my @veggiekins
🎄❄️☕️ Hello, Sunday😌 Went to bed late last night and I let myself sleep in today🙌 so I'm laying in bed and feeling grateful for the following: -The fact that I have this cozy bed + apartment I love to live in -The beautiful snow from yesterday I can still see from my room -All of my friends from school, work, Instagram, training clients, that came out even in the snow to make yesterday's @live24k event at Cyc so fun! -You guys, my sweet followers, for supporting my post yesterday on body love and also for sharing your stories + struggles in the comments + DMs. I believe sharing is the no. 1 way to dispel shame around body image. - My body isn't feeling so great but I'm grateful for the fact that I have the knowledge on how to help myself manage this. -Oat milk cappuccinos And now I'm off to give my apt a much needed vacuum, do some laundry while I work, maybe painting my nails for the first time in a month, and dinner with my momma later ☺️❄️hope everyone has an awesome Sunday!
I never thought I'd get to this place. A place where I look at a photo of my body and feel that it accurately reflects me: Scars, folds, curves, softness, strength, and all the rest. Lately I don't train like an athlete. I sit, a lot. Sleep is a missed resource. Thryoid still struggling. · My eyes shift toward my hip surgery scars, the folds near my ribcage, the extra little cushion on my hips. The very things magazines + advertisements lead us to believe aren't beautiful and need to be graced with a Photoshop tool. · Why on Earth would I want to fade or hide the very things that make me a warrior? Or hide a chapter of my life, etched onto my canvas of skin? Don't take away those stripes I've earned. Scars + stretchies are natural tattoos. Whether it be from puberty, health issues, carrying a child into this world, or whatever else- It's your body's tattoo of a chapter that makes you, YOU. · So, I just wanted to let you know if any of you are out there thinking, "I'll never feel this contentment with + love for my body," just know that the deeper the wells of sadness, insecurity, and unkindness to yourself that you've explored the deeper and stronger the roots of your growth will plant itself🌱 〰 Side note: I never thought I'd post a photo like this in my life but I'm 27 years old, happy AF in my own skin, sick of any and all stigmas of photos of women (being sexualized or criticized ), and really done with letting concerns over "what will people think" if I do something I want to do as long as I ain't hurting anyone ✌️Namastay whoever I want to be and I feel like this picture represents how I feel about myself right now💃🏻 👙linked via http://liketk.it/2tNl0 @liketoknow it #liketkit
🍞Wishing I had a slice of this currant chia almond butter banana bread right about now🤤 Baking cookies for my ride with @cycfitness x @live24k tomorrow, packing up boxes, facemasking, and trying to basically get my life together after today-- Still haven't eaten dinner yet, oops ¯\_(ツ )_/¯ Oh, the wild Friday night of a 27 year old in Brooklyn😂
🌿the whole "if this then that" false logic never applies better than with peace and control. 〰 We tend to chase after control, thinking it will bring us peace. Yet control is ironically the most unreliable thing we could have, because it can be lost in an instant-- because control is generally exerted over situational things. And if your peace is reliant on that? You will always be victim to circumstances and in a constant tug of war with fighting for your peace. Focus on building a stronger ship to ride the waves instead of trying to tame them 🌊
🎄I. Am. Ready.✨🎁🎅🏻 I love this holiday because it embraces all the cheesiness and cheer that I love all 12 months of the year, so I get to let my holiday spirit flag fly with alllllll the lights and alllll the hot (now maca + dairy free ) cocoa and alllll the Hugh Grant dancing his way into my laptop screen and alllllll the baking and alllllll the smell of cinnamon and pine and vanilla😇 what is your favorite holiday tradition??
✨Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but finding peace deep within it✨ I love that more and more women are talking about how balance doesn't reeeally exist for them and how their lives are not as perfect as they may appear from the outside-- like @emilyschuman described in her IG stories yesterday about how sometimes it feels like you're juggling so many things and you're just dropping balls everywhere. 〰 This made me think of something though-- why is it that we try to put people, whether it be women in work we idolize, celebs, or even the successful former classmate of yours, on a pedestal by imagining their lives to be so perfect? ☝️What in us lies behind that intrinsic instinct to assume their lives are perfect and easier than ours because of the reasons we rationalize with like, "well, she came from money, and I didn't have daddy's money to start a biz" or "she has a supportive husband and 3 nannies, I'd be able to do more work if I had that too" or "she has a personal trainer, I'd look that fit if I had one too?" 〰 Hold up. While yes, certain conveniences or blessings in life can absolutely build in certain freedoms, why are we telling ourselves that these are the reason that separate our situations from theirs? -Is it easier to imagine that someone got dealt a better hand and that's why they are seeing more success than we are? -Is it easier to push away that maybe unpleasant reality of feelings of inferiority and blaming it on circumstances? 〰 I don't have the answers for ya and I'm not trying to provide that. But what I do urge us all to do the next time we are feeling this way to quickly judge, maybe ask ourselves these questions to better understand OURSELVES and why we may be feeling this way 🤓Our world would be better off with less judgements cast on others and more focus on building ourselves ❤️
✨ Opportunity is missed by people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison 〰 A lesson I learned from my skating career that has always stuck with me is that you can't control if you're the most talented person in the room- but you can certainly make sure you're the hardest working. Do what others won't, so you can do what others can't⚡️ PS this jumpsuit I've been asked about so much from my Paris photos is back in store and also available in navy- sooo I just might need that for a little holiday party outfit 😍🎄Linked via @liketoknow it http://liketk.it/2tLay #liketkit #LTKeurope #LTKholidaywishlist #LTKholidaystyle
✨🛏My mom has always done and continues to do everything in the world for my sister and I, and now my niece/her granddaughter. She moved to Brooklyn recently, and I could not be happier! But when she moved, she was being so stingy with herself and insisted she didn't even need a bed, and was going to sleep on the floor like those old school Korean grandmas 😳🙈Is anyone else's mom like this??? 〰 😴Anyway, you guys know how important I think sleep and nightly rituals are to one's mental + physical health, so I insisted on setting up a real bed + bedroom for her. I have been OBSESSED with my @pangeabed copper infused pillows not only for their comfort but I'm OCD about anything touching my face being anti-microbial/bacterial bc my hormonal acne issues🙅🏻and the copper makes it so🙌So @pangeabed helped me set up the perfect bed for my mom, using their copper and 100% natural talalay latex mattress-- And now my mom admits she's glad she has a stubborn daughter because she says this is a better mattress than all those overpriced (and chemical filled! ) traditional mattresses out there💃🏻and now she has a super comfy bed that she can play with my niece on! I wish I had one now 😂 〰 Read more on my blog post (link in bio ) about our experience with @pangeabed and why their attention to detail makes a big difference in your sleep 💛ALSO PSA- I wasn't sponsored to tell you this but I saw on their site they're currently offering $150 off any mattress + it'll come with two free pillows! Use code HOL150 ✨ #sponsored #pangeabed
❤️The juice is always worth the squeeze😜 Needing one of my citrus zingers right now for an immune boost: fresh squeezed 1 knob of ginger, 2 lemons lemon, 1/2 an orange, and a pinch cayenne🔥then dressed up with clementine, cranberry, and a lil squeeze of some pomegranate arils to give a richer red hue 😍It also gives me all the holiday feels! Wouldnt be a bad cocktail base either for those so inclined ✨
To any and all my friends feeling "stuck" or convincing themselves that you're content with a life that is filled with people or situations that don't support your growth or see you fully: ✨ it's easy to feel like the small box you're in is something you've chosen for yourself and that you're just fine with it but i hope for you and your soul that that little voice inside that says, "I am MORE," gains courage to come out roaring and ready to claim the fullest life you're capable of living ✨ I told one of my best friends that last year (one of the more difficult years of my life ) I felt a lot like a starfish who had her 5 limbs cut off. I had convinced myself that I was happy with a smaller life, placating those around me and making myself "convenient" and maintenance for others. It took time for them to regrow and regenerate, but the more I encouraged what I already knew existed within and how full and passionate of a life I was capable of living, my little fins grew back and that much more fully so ✖️ ⚡️REMEMBER: You. Are. MORE. Don't settle. Get up and claim your fins.🙌 #livegolden //📸my nug @veggiekins
🤤UH. About how my mom is the GOAT🐐 She painstakingly made all of these veggies for me, made super clean with things like radish kimchi for probiotics, spinach in sesame oil, zucchini, 2 diff kinds of shrooms for vitamin D, red meat (I'm low on ferretin ), steamed broccoli (gotta cook those cruciferous veggies for thyroid peeps ), pasture-raised egg for omegas + protein, seaweed for iodine for my thyroid, and lettuce bc GREENS y'all 😍 〰 It's funny how I look at food so functionally now of how it will nourish me. I mean, I also look at this bowl with my taste buds on fire, but still. 〰 It's been a road of learning with my Hashimoto's too for not just me, but for my mom and sis too. My poor mom has had to learn so much of what I can and can't eat and there have been times where she fed me gluten during meals at home not knowing that something she used in a soup broth had it (bc there is a LOT of hidden gluten in korean food! ) and I would get sick and it'd make me so upset but she would be devastated. It hasn't been easy, and I'm sure a lot of you guys can relate to this-- a lifestyle transition bc of health can be hardest on those closest to us. But she's been so awesome from transitioning brands of soy sauce to tamari to finding gluten free gochujang for me and making me kimchi all the time to keep those probiotics on steady supply. Love you Mom, you're the best human ever and I could not be happier you live so close by now!❤️ @jineemo
✨ I kept running away from my darkness until I understood that in it I would find my freedom. - @yung_pueblo 〰 Life can't always be only looking at the positive side of things- it's not about chasing happiness. It's about chasing fullness. 〰 And in order to achieve that, we have to be willing to swim in the mess and explore those parts of us that make us uncomfortable and scared. We spend so much time running away from our demons and shame-ridden thoughts that live in our heads that we end up giving them even more power by doing so. The funny thing is? Once we finally turn towards them and look at them up close, we tend to learn that they aren't so insurmountable and terrifying after all❤️ // 📸 @vmorris41
💛last night + this morning was so needed. To explain why, I'll tell you first why I chose #livegolden as @live24k 's main slogan. 〰 Last night I went to bed at 9pm bc I felt exhausted on a deeper Hashimoto's level (you spoonies + AI warriors understand, this is not normal exhaustion )-- doing a startup when you have AI + thyroid issues like this is tricky bc sleep + stress are two of the biggest triggers for those things, and in startups, you're always swimming in an abundance of stress and lacking sleep. This morning I got up and still felt rotten, so I took myself on a little walk to cash in that free coffee (I'm a punchcard hoarder, but it legit pays off ) @tobysbrooklyn , took my espresso shots home where I could froth up some hemp milk to pour into this cup and take a walk. 〰 It was ridiculously not efficient in terms of time, and normally something I'd never do but this morning I needed to just indulge in not being on a schedule for just a slice of time-- and was reminded to do so because of this little slogan + keychain here. 〰 Sure, this keychain is ridiculously cute but I chose to do these as @live24k 's first branded accessory instead of something people would use once and never look at. Keys are something we use and look at every day. And I want @live24k to be beyond turmeric and lattes-- it's about encouraging us all to live golden EACH DAY in all facets of our lives. ✖️ Health is about the whole 360- you can't isolate things like eating healthy or working out a lot and call yourself a healthy person. To live golden means to live that whole life to the best of your ability: ✨It's about mental, physical, spiritual equilibrium + resilience. ✨It's about living your absolute best, golden life regardless of the cards you've been dealt. ✨It's about knowing when to push and be a hustler but also knowing when to show yourself compassion. ✨It's about messing up + learning from it. ✨It's about struggling because you're human, but growing from it. ✨It's about knowing you're not perfect, and letting that be 💯be okay as long as you're doing your best every day.
Currently: just got home and straight into a blankie burrito on top of my bed, phone at 4%, brain at 3%, and staying here for 5 more min before I have to make my last post office run for the day ✨Anyone else in a blankie burrito from this week? 〰 This morning, I was stirring basically a cauldron of coconut cashew milk for @live24k #goldenfuel lattes to bring to @awakethespace 's inaugural event (check out stories for more! ) and I went to go put on some makeup and get dressed. I caught my reflection in the mirror and saw that I had dark circles under my eyes😳I've never had these before (those Asian genes 😂 ) even when sick or exhausted, but after these past two weeks I'm not surprised. So much going on behind the scenes here has me feeling tuckered out, and my introvert self today is at a dangerous level of need for alone time. 〰 So. I will be going to bed at like 8pm tonight 👵🏻🙌 But long rambling story to basically say I basically feel high/drunk from how exhausted I am but I am continuously grateful for friends who totally understand this and are chasing their dreams just as fiercely. Proud of @omandthecity for her launching @awakethespace today, brilliantly so, + proud of @veggiekins for her resilient spirit that remains positive even in the face of personal challenges and basically leading a double life with work right now💛
✨Cruise control is for a job-- not a career✨ 〰 Last week I said in my interview with/ @hbfit that one of my pet peeves is when people say, "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life" because I think that it disrespects + undermines how much work it takes to chase your passions and evolve them into something real. 〰 We should work. We should be challenged by our work, driven by it, and grown from it all. Hard work is honorable, and the fruits of that labor are so much sweeter when we acknowledge all the efforts, people, and support that went into accomplishments. ✖️ 💛Today, thanks to another girlboss @kait hurley, I got to help fuel up the @glossier team with @live24k 's #GoldenFuel to go w/her awesome meditation🙏 I love collaborating and sharing these experiences with other kickass women- things are just so much better when we get to support one another + innovate together to create bigger and better things. I'm constantly so impressed and inspired by these strong women, and I feel so lucky to contribute to the conversation of this bigger shift of empowerment that is happening 💛As we say over at @live24k , we aren't a magical potion-- we just help you help yourself 🙌 PS. That @glossier pink + the @live24k blue is just a dream come true 💓💙✨ #livegolden
This is me. No filter, no makeup. Just some bad yellow lighting + a selfie. I was looking for a pic to post. To go with some inspirational words. But I'm exhausted. And I'm stressed but lucky to care so much about something. I'm happy about what I'm creating. I'm sad I haven't seen many of my friends lately. I feel immense pressure to deliver. My eyes are killing me from staring at screens so much lately. My skin is breaking out from lack of sleep + stress. I feel drunk off my dreams + goals, in the best way. I'm so damn grateful for so much right now. I'm frustrated at some setbacks. My hip, hamstring, and foot are currently busted. I think my body is beautiful and so damn amazing. I feel uncomfortable w/my lack of physical strength + stamina. My clothes fit a little snugger than I would like. I've never felt so me. ✨ I am not multiple contradictory things. I am a human. And humans are pretty incredible in that we can hold so much and feel so much at the same time. ❤️ Just wanted to share a slice of real and what's on my mind right now. Now off to go bake a million golden cookies, package up shipments, and prep for two events this weekend✌️