I am not a bystander, I am the conductor. I will take these stretch marks, scars, loose skin, blemishes, freckles, and continue to go on adventure after adventure. Filling my heart full of joy and my head full of memories. That's what I choose.
Those honest answers have allowed me to love myself completely. They have opened my heart to the idea that I am also mesmerizing, that I have had seasons, that I will continue to have season but more importantly that I have weathered many storms and have only continued to grow.
Two weeks ago I went to the water park with my kids to celebrate the final days of summer. As usual, I took a picture and posted it up on my Instagram. When the day was done and I checked my account I was greeted with these comments... So lovely right? From women none the … Continue reading Battling Body Shaming
I know we have been taught that staring is rude and should be avoided at all cost but I am willing to make an argument for this cause. I am a starer. I am fascinated by many things. I have always been that way. If I ever meet you, I will talk to you and I … Continue reading Stop and Stare
Healthy bodies come in all shapes, textures, and sizes. My body just never matched anyone else so I felt I didn't belong so I created PowerToPrevail and now I'm taking it another step further.
Let's start with a fun exercise I like to call: Challenge Your Perception Look at this picture: I took a picture of this while strolling through a botanical garden.What are some of the words that popped into your head as soon as you saw it?? Here's what I thought: THIS IS THE MORE GORGEOUS FLOWER I HAVE … Continue reading How to Live With Your Tummy in 5 Easy Steps: Part 4
Get ready for the stares. I know that just the thought of this is causing you some stress. So let me remind you of what we know to be a fact as of right now: You are unique. There is no perfect. Perfect is only a perception. Think about who actually decided on what the "ideal" … Continue reading How To Live With Your Tummy In 5 Easy Steps – Part 3
Side note: Before I get started I have to say that life has been pretty incredible since the move a month ago. I have been enjoying my unlimited time with the kids and the experience of being a stay at home mom, even if it's temporary, has been amazing. Exhausting but amazing. Really exhausting. Really. So, … Continue reading How to Live With Your Tummy in 5 Easy Steps – Part 1
Do something brave. This step takes a huge leap of faith. To some people it may not seem big but to others it will seem like jumping the Grand Canyon. It is time to make physical changes to align with all the emotional changes you have made. What acts are considered brave? Who knows. I … Continue reading How to love your tummy in 5 easy steps: Step 5
Have your gall bladder removed If you haven't been keeping up with the blog (I'm going to pretend everyone has been glued to their chairs waiting for these posts to come out but just in case) you need to know that at this point in the series:I gave birth to my first child in March of 2006I … Continue reading How to get this tummy in 5 easy steps – Step 4