What a great quote from one of my favorite (and my father's for sure!!!) historical figures, Julius Caesar.
It is so true. Don't die before you die. Be bold and do something!
ME TOO. Lots of us saying these words this week in response to the Harvey Weinstein revelations (which keep growing in number and in grossness). Whilst we are indeed in the "Yup, it happened to Me Too" category, we'd like to challenge you to go a step further.
If you've got a story you'd like to share about a time you were harassed, mistreated, assaulted or if you just want to vent about a bullshit thing that happened to you - we're here to listen.
We are rolling out a content series to highlight the reality & challenges of what we all go through, and importantly, what can be done to instigate change.
Please send us a DM or email firstname.lastname@example.org (you can remain anonymous). Thank you to those of you who have already reached out - We'll be in touch very soon!
Please feel free to share this to encourage other women to contact us as well. Here's to some positive change asap 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Sending much love,
Team PepTalkHer xxx
You get what you put in! .
I've got a confession to make...
I've been neglecting a very important area of my life. .
Not because I haven't had enough time but because I got comfortable.
The cracks started to appear and I externalised the blame... .
I would repeatedly tell myself that I wasn't the problem, so I put less effort in.
Like most things left unresolved, the problem grew until eventually I had to deal with it! .
First things first, I needed to start taking some of my own advice.
Number 1: If you want to change someone else's behaviour, change yours first! .
Number 2: Own your role in the situation! Are you really as innocent as you think you are? .
Number 3: Use this struggle as an opportunity for growth and make your situation better! .
So that's what I did...
AND honestly I wasn't entirely comfortable with my realisations about myself 😱
BUT I owned it, I dug deep and like I always do when I'm needing to change things up...I searched for a really good book to read to help me make the changes required. .
❤️ HAPPY ENDING ❤️
Things are looking good, plan in place, had a romantic getaway and we are both feeling in love and happy!
P.S. I highly recommend this book, its a must read for every couple! .
P.S.S. I got the audio book and I made my husband listen to it with me in the car 🙈 that's what happens when you're married to a coach 😂
Very much enjoyed checking out #graysonperry @arnolfiniarts today. This beauty was designed by Grayson Perry to challenge masculine stereotypes. Instead of being covered with flames and tits it’s pink, cute and has words on it like patience, chastity and humility. Really cool exhibition and he’s probably not wrong when he calls it #themostpopularartexhibitionever 👌🏻💕
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Often we make things more difficult for our endeavors by not properly preparing ourselves beforehand. Tasks that should be accomplished with less effort than we exert are still accomplished, BUT they are accomplished by an overly exhaustive amount of effort mentally or physically.
This is where the wisdom from the Jewish sage Qoheleth (his or her real name is unknown) can help us. Qoheleth states in the book of Ecclesiastes 10.10 that one CAN use a dull axe to fell a tree, BUT that it will require a larger amount of strength and time to do so. However, if we “whet” the edge of the axe (sharpen it), then we will accomplish he same task with less strength and effort. Take this wisdom and apply it to situations that you will face today. What skills or help from others would aid you in accomplishing your tasks more efficiently? What skills or actions would save you both time and energy in your tasks for today? Remember, time is our most valuable asset, do not waste or spend it needlessly! Invest it. Be bold!
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🦋🐅What is your spirit animal?? ☽ ⋆ △That's what you guys missed when zoom cut out at the very end last of nights BeBold Interview with boss babe and life coach @bold_llc Here's what my studio looked like when I got back today 🖤That was my FAVORITE interview question of the night! So I must know Instagram friends, ✨what is YOUR spirit animal and why? ✨↓Share in the comments! ↓
🖤On the BeBold Interview Jess and I talked about following your passion after corporate life, how I found that passion as an adult, taking BOLD risks and the challenges of being a boss babe, loving yourself, creative process, Instagram tips, chronic migraines ...... yes I am finally getting more vulnerable about my journey ....then the Zoom recording died! 😜 but we when on chatting about spirituality and I told Jess... ☽ ⋆ △ I need wings for my freedom (Sagittarius) so my Spirit Animal is the ever evolving butterfly to represent my fascination with the human journey to self-love + a tiger for my fierceness and passion🦋🐅☽ ⋆ △ I can't wait to hear about your Spirit Animals! .
. ✨Anyone interested in a free copy of the interview? Comment below so we can hook you up✨ Thanks for having me on Jess!! Xx
There are more “self-help” books than one can count. They will tell you about setting goals and having positive affirmations. Now, these are fine and good. I set goals and say affirmations daily. BUT these are useless without what some call “grit." The French scientist Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) shows us the “secret” that leads to successfully reaching our goals. The secret, according to Pasteur, was his tenacity! His grit was what led him to his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization. We have to grow, nurture, and develop our mental and emotional strength in order to become who we are capable of becoming. Life is too short to have regrets. Be an animal and never give up! Be bold!
@valesarastella catched the beauty of stories in her words. A gem and a powerful message about the importance of stories in the middle of our society.
I am not interested in people. I'm interested in their stories.
I don’t care about feelings, I don’t care about love, I don’t care about hate, I don’t care about the normal life of ordinary people.
I'm interested in cracks in feelings. I'm interested in hate when for a moment it gives up on tenderness. I love love when it breaks and becomes desperation. I adore normal people with normal stories when they let the fork down, they clean their mouth with the napkin and while drinking they look at you through the glass. And they seem to laugh.
I'm not fond of my most solid ideas, sometimes they annoy me. I love those moments in my life in which I changed my mind, I realized I was wrong, I accepted I was wrong.
I love listening to people. Because they all have at least one story - but often many more - that they can’t tell, and much more often than they think they try to tell it to the whole world.
I love women stories. Because women are full of cracks. Because women are never equal to themselves, women change before the world changes, and if the world does not change, they take it in their hands and turn it into what it should be. Women know how to transform sadness in beauty, desperation in hope, teardrops in fairy tales.
I love writing stories about women who were betrayed, abandoned, battered. Because I love happy endings, and women - most of the women - know how to change their destiny. I love women because they are resilient warriors.
In my first life I was a manager, I left my job when I became a mom, today I am a writer. I listen to stories, I locate cracks, then I turn my computer on and write. And if the world does not change, I try to change it with my words. My dream, the dream that maybe never stopped talking with my inner soul, became reality.