Happy Solstice, Loves!
Here in the Northern Hemisphere it is the first day of summer, and being a Southern California girl, for me that means pure magic and l-o-v-e. ❤️
The warmer weather naturally makes me want to wear fewer (and lighter) clothes. Bare arms! Fluttery skirts! Swimwear! Booty shorts! …Okay, that last one stays indoors and only in front of the cats and/or the boyfriend.
Now, I realize this is easier wished for than done when you are dealing with body image issues- something until recently I struggled with most of my life.
I’ve done the work of going from a place of self-sabotage, harsh criticism and daily tears to a place of gratitude, acceptance and self-love and it’s made all the difference. The keys for me were surrounding myself with kind, generous people (my tribe!) and developing a practice of daily positive affirmations. I literally had to re-write my internal dialogue and give myself permission to feel GOOD about myself. Magic!
These are the affirmations I wrote to turn my own way of thinking into my strength: The Blessings Butterfly and The Blessings Butterfly Companion Guide. To continue with my mission of loving and lifting up others, I am donating a portion of the proceeds from every copy sold to women’s empowerment projects around the world. I’d love for you to order yours today and help me spread the love! ❤️
top photo courtesy Michael Powell Photography
bottom photo courtesy of my iPhone