Today, I choose to embrace the power of choice. I choose to respond instead of react. I choose to have patience with myself and my process. I choose to accept the inevitability that I am going to make mistakes, to forgive myself when I make them, and to see those mistakes not as proof of inadequacy or failure, but as opportunities for learning and growth. I choose to be authentic and embrace who I am. I choose to let go of my negative, self-hating hating beliefs and to adopt new, self-loving and accepting ones.

I choose to honor my body and its needs, to cherish my body for all that it allows me to do, and to be grateful that I have a body to live in. I choose to be compassionate with myself when I am struggling and to give myself permission to ask for help when I need it. I choose to be honest with myself and the people I trust. I choose to focus on the good in my life instead of drowning myself in the bad.

I choose to sit with uncomfortable feelings instead of turning to self-destructive behaviors — to remind myself that the painful feelings will pass and that just because things feel difficult now doesn’t mean they will be like this forever. I choose to keep getting back up, no matter how many times I fall, and to not let the fear of falling keep me from participating in life. I choose to believe in myself and my ability to heal. I choose love and friendship and laugher. I choose hope. Again, and again, I choose life.

— Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)
"Forcing a woman to wait three days and consult with some asshole trying to convince her not to abort will not change the fact that that woman does not want to have a child. Even if it changes her mind about terminating the pregnancy, it doesn’t change whatever circumstances brought her to an abortion clinic in the first place. She’ll still walk out just as devoid of choices, just as un- or underemployed, just as broke, just as in debt, just as uninsured, just as lacking daycare, just as unable to care for herself and/or her existing children, just as in need of medication that she can’t take while pregnant, just as enmeshed in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, just the same as she was when she walked in. She’ll just have been guilted into making sacrifices she doesn’t want to make, to honor someone else’s mistaken perceptions about her morality."


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Model: Nastasia Scott (currently on this cycle of Americas Next Top Model…tune in!)
Hair: Gracie.B
Makeup: Julissa ‘Flippin’ Faces’
Clothing: NeNe L.A Shiro 

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"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul"
Audrey Hepburn (Taken with Instagram)

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul"
Audrey Hepburn
(Taken with Instagram)

Sliced peaches and almond butter. What makes this a great pre-workout snack? Consumed 45 minutes before your workout, this snack provides you with a sustained form of energy that can fuel an intense workout! (Taken with Instagram)

The mind is weak, but the body is willing… (Taken with Instagram)

😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱WHY???? (Taken with Instagram)