#yourstorymatters


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Question for my women: Why do we feel the need to constantly point out where we’re lacking? Why do we feel the need to tell the world when we’re not wearing any makeup? Why do we apologize for looking like a “mess”? Why do we associate zooming in on our flaws as being the most authentic version of ourselves? LADIES. CAN WE PLEASE FLIP THE SCRIPT? IN FACT, CAN WE RIP UP THE SCRIPT ENTIRELY? Can we start acknowledging our confidence? Can we find more meaning and beauty in showing up messy, than pretending to have it all together or tearing ourselves apart when we’re not pretending? Can we take one moment to not apologize for who we are... or what we look like... or what we think we lack? Can we own our stories? Can we talk about the beauty of being both flawed and incredible women? Authenticity isn’t only achieved when we point out where we’re lacking. Authenticity is a warm friend, confident in who they are, welcoming us into their story—the good, the bad, and the ugly. We are MORE than a makeup-less photo. We are women, made of thick skin and soft hearts, with an incredible resilience and an unbreakable spirit. Give this a double tap and share this message with your gals! #realloverealtruth #worthysoot #soworthloving


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"At home workouts don't work." . “There's no way you can lose weight just working out 20-30 minutes/day." . “Finding time in my busy schedule is impossible." . All things I have heard over the last year and a half. . I've given up on trying to reach a goal weight because strength is more important. I'm pretty darn proud of myself for having stuck with something for two years and it's all been from home (or vacation or a hotel during football season). . Exercise is so much more than physical. On days where I feel overwhelmed by school and not sure how I'm going to do it that day, moving my body for even a short period of time can lift my mood. . It's not about how you look afterwards, it's about how you feel. Sure, I share a picture with a physical difference because there is one, but what I notice even more is my expression. My attitude. My feelings. . Being vulnerable and sharing my story is hard but I will continue because fitness for me is therapy. It's an outlet to work off stress and a way to boost my energy and mood before walking into what lately has been a difficult day. . So whatever your excuse is today...let it go. Do something that makes you feel good starting on the inside.


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Big day over on #doitdarrling. This two-part post took A Lot out of me. I kinda feel like I’m standing naked in the street. But that’s okay. There’s work to be done. Always work to be done. Yours and mine. So, let’s talk about trauma flares, why parental trauma flares are different from other kinds, why your typical coping mechanisms might not work on them, and how you can be a better support person for someone in the throes of one. Link in the bio, let’s do it! #newblogpost #trauma #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #boundaries #childabuse #childabuseawareness #childneglect #mentalhealthblogger


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📖 Check out our story telling survey! What kinds of content do you think would best serve the #childneurology community? We want to hear from you. Link in bio. . . . #weareallchildneurology #narrativemedicine #medicalhumanities #raredisease #graphicmedicine #storytelling #yourstorymatters


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If I told you I am writing a memoir, it would not be a lie. And I have perhaps told you this before and then forgotten it, repressed it, just like many of my experiences that will never fit coherent form of story. So each time I return to it, I remember it like it is new. Because it is (it is not new, I have been writing it for more than a year). Because this is the only way my stories will ever find their way into existence outside of my body, in pieces. Because this is the truth of a story like mine. There is too much fragmented that to tell it any other way would be dishonouring of it. To even go through the writing process in any other way, would be forcing my story into a life that is not mine. And so I will never write it consistently, never with beginning, middle and end, never wrapped up in the neat bow of redemption or inspiration-porn. And because my life is, well, my life, imperfect and messy and complex beyond complexity's meaning, it will possibly never be finished, and even if I reach completion of this particular manuscript, it will likely not be written in the kind of voice or narrative that is most often required of storytelling to make it very far reaching. But then this is exactly what it will always be, and if it ever sees anyone's eyes other than my own, and it might not, it will likely be for the one's whose stories are just as splintered and fractured and wholly in pieces as mine. But sometimes, tonight, if I told you I am writing a memoir, it would not be a lie.


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The ACTUAL way to stay disciplined to workout and eat healthy . . It not motivation, it’s discipline. . . Its all related to the goals you set for yourself during the mental state that you’re in. . . Be true with your answers and ask yourself: . . “Why do I want to go to the gym and lift” “Why do I want to eat healthy?” Is it to look like some instagram model in which I think is “body goals”? Is it because of your insecurities? OR do you actually want to do it for your overall well being? . . I want you to finally take that break from the gym if your sessions are energized by hating how you look. . . I want you to stop eating healthy if you are doing it out of hating the mirror. . . I want you to realize that you’re normal, you’re beautiful, you’re strong, and you’re more than the words you come up with about yourself in your head. . . Workout because you find that endorphins are amazing and make you feel alive. . . Workout because you want to give your body the opportunity to challenge itself when others do not have the opportunity to! . . Eat healthy because you want to fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to work its best! . . Eat healthy because you want to feel amazing waking up in the morning and want to go to bed satisfied. . . Do it for a positive reason. Don’t allow your lifestyle changes to be made because you “hate” something about yourself. . . .


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The world needs to hear your story. 📖 • The pain, the darkness, the suffering you endured at some point in time.The things you so wish never happened because they impacted your life in a negative way. 📖 Perhaps it is shame, guilt, or fear that holds us back from opening up about our deepest wounds. 📖 • Your story; the trauma, the pain, the hurt - it has shaped you. Your story has formed you into the beautiful human you are today. Because of our wounds, we are able to grow back stronger. And because of our story, we are able to relate to those who are going through, or will go through, the same type of pain we have endured at some point in time. 📖 • I hope you’re brave enough to embrace your beautiful & unique story in the most raw & authentic way, in hopes to share your journey with others who need to hear it the most. . . . . #yourstorymatters #enlightenment #highlysensitiveperson #life #wisdom #lightworker


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On the Go Devo...There will be bumps in life, thank goodness you have a great boat driver to get you through them!


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“If you want to build a brand, you need to control the message.” I had this mindset for a long time! I overthought every word, every sentence, before it could be trusted to represent my brand. But here’s the thing… when you stop thinking about your “brand” and start thinking about the impact and difference you want to make, and how you want to make the world a little better… you align your business and ALL your marketing with your core values and mission. You align all your content with who you really are. You don’t have to “control the message” anymore, because every message you share is a direct expression of what you care most about. And when this happens, you can finally stop overthinking, and start sharing your true story. That’s when business starts to become easier and more FUN! With your message finally in its truest form, encompassing your truest self… and with you fully ENJOYING showing up each and every day, instead of overthinking every word… That’s when your audience can hear you and recognize you as being for them. So, who’s ready for an EASIER, more INTUITIVE approach to branding? Drop into the comments and tell us what YOU have to say that the “brand police” might not approve of! #branding #brand #brandidentity #webdesigner #websitedesign #webdesign #creativepreneur #creativeentrepreneur #creatives #womeninbusiness #mycreativebiz #yourstory #yourstorymatters #motivationmonday #mondaymotivation #instamotivation #openbookdesignco #brandmessage #brandmessagematters #brandmessagetips


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EPISODE 2 IS READY! @latinalesbipodcast is available to be heard on #Spotify, #ApplePodcasts (#iTunes) #Google Podcasts, #stitcher, #RadioPublic or directly from this link http://latinalesbipodcast.libsyn.com/claudia-interview-original @crod_writer Claudia shares her coming out story growing up in Compton and shares 2 of her poems “Chiquita” and “She had brown hands”. . . #latinalesbian #lgbt #lesbianbisexualqueerpride #lesbianpride #livingoutloud #latinapodcasts #supportlesbianpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #latinx #podcasting #podcastersofinstagram #queerpride #yourstorymatters #latinalesbipodcast #wocpodcasttoo #lesbiansla


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✨🍂 𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒄𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒆𝒔 🍂✨ Aveces con el ritmo de vida que llevamos nos olvidamos de lo importante que es beber agua. 💧💧 . Hoy os quería enseñar uno de mis últimos grandes descubrimientos ⚡️🙌 Hace tiempo que llevo buscando una botella de agua para así poder calcular exactamente lo que bebo al día, ya que me costaba horrores beber mis 2L diarios. Y cuando di con @myequa me enamoré de sus diseños! Y encima son ecosostenibles 🌱 No se puede pedir nada más! 😍😍 Y aquí viene lo mejor! Os traigo un código de 10% descuento en su web con el código: 𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐅𝐀𝐍𝐈𝐀10 para que podáis conseguir una botella como la mía un poco más baratita o para que se la regaléis a alguien estas navidades ✨🎅🏻⭐️🌲 . Adoro descubrir marcas como @myequa que te empujen a llevar un estilo de vida más saludable y que se preocupen por el medio ambiente, no opináis que deberían haber más marcas como ellos? ✨ . Os dejaré el enlace a su web en mi biografía 💕


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A CLOSER LOOK ✨ . “Create space for your cash,” yes you heard it right! What does creating space have to do with #cash? 💶Like anything in our lives, we want to create space for us to feel good then we can think better on the topic we want to discuss🤗especially one that matters most to you. . . TRUTHBOMB - YOUR MONEY BLOCKS ARE NOT ABOUT MONEY, ITS ABOUT YOU?” 😲 . . Lily is calling your money stories forward, let’s acknowledge, unpack and re write those stories! Love Lily 🤩 . DM ME FOR TICKET LINK 💛


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Happy Veteran's Day! For this #MentalHealthMonday we want to recognize and thank all the brave men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. We are so grateful for your sacrifice.⁠ ⁠ To anyone seeking resources regarding mental health, be sure to check out our Connection Page. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #veteransday #veterans #thankyou #military #happyveteransday #itsokaytonotbeokay #letgooffear #askforhelp #recovering #gettingthere #putyourselffirst #communitylove #yourstorymatters #wedorecover #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthresource #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #letgooffear #nomorestigma


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You can now pick up the November 2019 kit and extras from @ellesstudio! It’s another wonderful kit, no surprise there! For my first project, I used the kit to document a week from March of this year that I had not yet completed in my #projectlife album. The colors of the kit worked great for even a spring layout! You can get your kit and extras via the link in my bio. Leave a comment to tell me what you plan to make with this month’s kit! … #ellesstudio #scrapbooking #memorykeeping #pocketscrapbooking #projectlife #pocketpages #tellyourstory #documentyourdays #yourstorymatters #documentlife #paperlovers


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Building a relationship, and breaking your silence, means choosing one other person in the world and letting her or him know about your experience. 🧶 . . . #thehealingchoice #companionship #listen #invite #comfort #givevoice #feelings #itsaboutthem #lifeperspectives #tears #weep #relationships #pregnancyloss #miscarriage #stillbirth #abortion #secret #relationships #personitrust #yourstorymatters #yourlifematters #yourvoicematters #clarity #speakyourtruth


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This is me. On day 1 of the #happyworkandfamily challenge by @happyandfamily and @workandfamily. (German text in the comments) I’m Franziska, 37 years old, and originally from Austria. From Innsbruck to be precise. In the middle of the mountains. 2007 I exchanged mountains for lowlands, sea and bikes. The reason? Love 🧡 My husband is Dane. We met in 2004 at the university in Vienna where I studied. After a few years of long distance, it was time to make that move and try living together. A huge step for any couple, and even bigger if it means that at least one partner will not live in the home country any more. We’ve experienced and been through a lot since. Not least, for me that was also within the area of work & family. When our son arrived in 2013, we lived in the Netherlands. Which is neither my nor my husband’s country. As expat partner, I suddenly found myself in the role of housewife & mom. This had never been our plan or intention. Somehow the decisions my husband and I had taken together, had consequences which we never had expected to unfold that way. Two years later we were in this awkward situation of sharing a roof and a child together, but not really being a couple any more. Our daily life and experiences so different, both unhappy with the distance between us. We both felt clueless and powerless as to how we had come to that point and how to turn things around for the future. What does this have to do with work & family? Well, for my part much of the dissatisfaction came from simply feeling unfulfilled. Asking myself why I even had invested so many years of my life in studying a double Master if I ended up sitting at home anyway. Seeing a large proportion of my potential go untapped. This confusing feeling of being underutilized + bored and overwhelmed at the same time. Missing intellectual stimulation and inspiration. That’s why I love this challenge and joined. Because I know from experience, how important it is to find a path for BOTH! Balance in the life of each partner first and then the family is the fundamental basis for a life & relationship filled with freedom, connection and happiness.


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Your story continues, but we’re happy to hear what comes before the semicolon. . . . . . . . #storytelling #yourstorymatters #popupstorytelling #semicolon #grammarlife


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