Today is my tomorrow. It is up to me to shape it, to take control, and seize every opportunity. The power is in the choices I make everyday. I eat well, live well, I SHAPE ME. This is my blog on my journey to becoming a dietitian and a personal trainer. My goal is to educate, inspire, and motivate as many people as I can. This is my passion for life.

How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: don’t talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works.

Don’t say anything if she’s lost weight. Don’t say anything if she’s gained weight.

If you think your daughter’s body looks amazing, don’t say that. Here are some things you can say instead:

“You look so healthy!” is a great one.

Or how about, “you’re looking so strong.”

“I can see how happy you are – you’re glowing.”

Better yet, compliment her on something that has nothing to do with her body.

Don’t comment on other women’s bodies either. Nope. Not a single comment, not a nice one or a mean one.

Teach her about kindness towards others, but also kindness towards yourself.

Don’t you dare talk about how much you hate your body in front of your daughter, or talk about your new diet. In fact, don’t go on a diet in front of your daughter. Buy healthy food. Cook healthy meals. But don’t say “I’m not eating carbs right now.” Your daughter should never think that carbs are evil, because shame over what you eat only leads to shame about yourself.

Encourage your daughter to run because it makes her feel less stressed. Encourage your daughter to climb mountains because there is nowhere better to explore your spirituality than the peak of the universe. Encourage your daughter to surf, or rock climb, or mountain bike because it scares her and that’s a good thing sometimes.

Help your daughter love soccer or rowing or hockey because sports make her a better leader and a more confident woman. Explain that no matter how old you get, you’ll never stop needing good teamwork. Never make her play a sport she isn’t absolutely in love with.

Prove to your daughter that women don’t need men to move their furniture.

Teach your daughter how to cook kale.

Teach your daughter how to bake chocolate cake made with six sticks of butter.

Pass on your own mom’s recipe for Christmas morning coffee cake. Pass on your love of being outside.

Maybe you and your daughter both have thick thighs or wide ribcages. It’s easy to hate these non-size zero body parts. Don’t. Tell your daughter that with her legs she can run a marathon if she wants to, and her ribcage is nothing but a carrying case for strong lungs. She can scream and she can sing and she can lift up the world, if she wants.

Remind your daughter that the best thing she can do with her body is to use it to mobilize her beautiful soul.


(via jkellemnop)

Amen to this

(via bella-ro-se)




Way too powerful an image here…
This speaks volume about the standards expected in society on how one should look. And how young we begin to be bombarded with these standards…

This nearly made me cry I think of my daughter when I see this and is exactly why I ban girly magazines in my house

This reminds me of me so much.

•2 Green adventurine pendants
•1 Quartz point pendant
•1 Green flourite peace pendant
•1 Genuine sea shell pendant
•2 Blue kyanite blades
•1 Tumbled yellow jasper
•1 Rough blue calcite
•3 Tumbled rose quartz
•1 Rough purple flourite
•1 Dark green faceted agate 
•2 Tumbled crackle quartz (purple & pink)
•1 Tumbled clear quartz
•1 Small piece of quartz geode that I cracked open myself
•10 Mini quartz points
Rules are: 

•Must be following me
•No give away blogs 
•Must be comfortable giving out mailing adress
•Must live in US
•Winner will be posted publicly on my blog (last winner asked to stay private,  and I understand a lot of you wanted the name of the winner, but to respect their wishes I stayed quiet)

Give away will end in exactly ONE MONTH (Aug 22nd)

Good luck everyone!   Love & Light ♡

These are BEAUTIFUL! I would love these stones for wire wrapping they would be going to a good home :)

~~~GIVE AWAY!!!~~~

***Hey Everyone!!***

I have a ton of crystals that I feel no longer serve me, and should be passed along. I am already doing a give away that ends Aug 22nd, but I figure I could spread the love and do another small give away! So it goes…

*******GIVE AWAY RULES*******

•Must be following me
•Must live in US
•Must be comfortable in giving out mailing adress
•Winner will be posted publicly on my blog
•No give away blogs

•1 Selenite pendant
•1 White/purple flourite pendant
•1 Lemon quartz point
•1 Citrine point
•1 Sliced polished agate
•1 Tumbled green/purple/white flourite stone
•15 Mini clear quartz points
Give away ends Sept 1st! 
Good luck everyone! 
Love and light ♡

PICK ME PICK ME!!! The stones will go to very good use! I love wire wrapping and the universe is telling me to enter this give away!
Handmade wire wrapped healing stones and by DreamCatcherCrystals

Had no energy for advanced cooking today, so I decided to try out the flavoured chickpeas recipe! I was a little skeptical at first (I loathe the texture and smell of canned chickpeas), but after 15 minuters in the oven these babies tasted great. The taste is somewhat similar to… French fries? Very satisfying for when you’re craving a salty snack.

‘This is not graphic or gory — but no less deplorable. Apparently, this is in Oregon. Each crate has a calf in it, removed from their mother one hour after they were born. The mother had enough time to clean up the birth, lick, smell and intially bond with the calf, before they were taken away to live in boxes. Death will ensue in approximately six weeks. Until then, here they remain, unable to move, so as to make their meat ‘tender.’ Then they become veal steaks. Please everyone, for the sake of all — go vegan.’  - Via Earthlings
This is horrific, people say they are against animal abuse but they just mean dogs and cats and pets…THIS IS animal abuse, each of these boxes contains a sentient, feeling calf, this is what their lives have been reduced to?! It’s heartbreaking :( Nothing justifies this ..