Posts tagged happiness
Posts tagged happiness
It’s that time of year again! Heart shaped chocolates, roses and other themes of love floating throughout the air- For those who aren’t feeling the love, it can be quite suffocating.
Guess what?! Valentines day isn’t just for couples! Shocking eh?
Valentines day is for anyone with a heart, and you can take it upon yourself throughout this week to challenge yourself to go the extra mile with your lovin’! Call your family members that you love, and remind them that you’re thinking about them, make little cards for your best friends with something special for all of them! Take the time this week to work on your own self love, light some candles and take a relaxing bath and read a book, watch your favourite movie, get dressed up and go out to a party!
Valentines day is for ANYONE WITH A HEART! SO MAKE USE OF YOURS AND GO GETTEM TIGER!
And remember I love you all! -KATE
This weekend I hosted a party at my house for 7 young girls who were 14 heading into high school in the fall.
I did this because I went through a lot of self hatred, self harm, an bad relationship, all on top of school work and it was really, really hard. So I wanted to have a night to be real and hang out with these girls and give them some advice on how to better love themselves and have a better high school experience…
It was wonderful! They all loved it and want to do it again, and they really loved being able to talk about issues that were pressing on them and frustrated them.
But at the same time it was also sad, because every single one of these 7 girls was upset about some aspect of their bodies, their stomachs weren’t flat enough, their eyes were too far apart, they looked to young, they had ugly hair, they hated their chests… The list could go on and on, and it’s so sad that this is the case for almost every girl I know at this age.
Girls, I write this to you today to say:
You are beautiful, you are worthy of all the love you receive and you are worthy of so much more than even that!
Your stomachs are beautiful at any size, your eyes are gorgeous, your hair is wonderful, you, yes you… are AHMAYZINGGGGGGG!
Take time to work on your heart and your mind, and in time you will be able to see this on a daily basis.
You. Are. Wonderful.
I’ve decided to do this as a sort of series for SHYB, I’ll post ideas as they come to me, but as an art student and someone who always wants something fun to do I thought this would be good for you guys to decorate your rooms with, your lockers with, etc!
Let me know in my ask box if you love the idea and reblog if you plan on doing it yourself! Submit photos of your Self Love Creations as well :) <3
SO LET IT BEGIN!
Self Love Reminder Jars.
Go to your local wallmart, grocery store, even goodwill or salvation army! Pick up a mason jar (if you can only get them in packs then make these for friends too!).
Now you can leave your mason jar as is, or decorate it if you’d like, a fun way I suggest is to take Modge Podge (found in wallmart, canadian tire, lowes) and paint it on the inside of your jar and then pour your favourite colour glitter into the jar till it covers the entire thing. For a more visual description of how to do this here is a video Ingrid made doing the same thing to a candle jar
Then when you are finished this and are waiting for this to dry, rip up small pieces of paper and write positive things about yourself, be it physical, or your great qualities or write down dreams you have and you want to achieve! enough so the jar is full to the brim, and screw on the lid.
On top of the lid
Write “You Are Beautiful” or create a really cool glittered lid to go with it!
Whenever you feel down and need some lifting up, take the jar and read one of the notes or however many you need to read to make you feel better <3
Or keep it by your bed and read it every morning when you wake up, and every night before you go to bed!
Beauty is all around us, fill yourself up with something beautiful and spread it to others!
I hope you all have a really great Tuesday, and have a great time making these!
Response video for the Mom’s View: How We Feel About Our Bodies
Links Mentioned In Video: Show Her She’s Wonderful Fundraiser
If you guys haven’t had a chance to watch the Mom’s View or their most recent video, go for it they’re wonderful people!
I’m still accepting donations to hopefully get our thermometer moving here!
If you care to donate as little ast 50 cents to as much as 50 dollars go right ahead!!
Just follow this link!
Read more to understand the cause:
Remember this loves, always <3 <3
You’re all amazing people, and sometimes you have to separate yourself from society in order to live the way you want to live! You’re all amazing :) FIND OUT WHAT YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT, WHO YOU LOVE, WHO YOU ARE!!!!
YOU ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL, SEND ME YOUR BALD LITTLE HEADS OR ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE!
One thing that I don’t think is preached about enough is LOVE.
We can try to love our bodies.
We can try to love our personalities.
We can try to love our hips and buts and tummies…
But we can’t truly love any one part of us unless we love each other and send love out into the world.
When you bring positivity into your life no matter how hard it may be at first, you notice a change. The world has a new flare that you didn’t see when it was masked by sadness and negativity.
Take hold of your live, make changes and LOVE!!!
- Katie (awonderinthetardis.tumblr.com)
Hello all! I’d just like to inform you guys that I plan on selling prints of my photography as a way to raise money for my fundraiser for Girls Inc.
You can contact me about prints and sizes and costs here: ASK
And if you’re curious at all about my fundraiser and it’s purpose feel free to click HERE!
:) It would mean so much to me if you guys would check out my photography blog in hopes that we could fundraise for Girls Inc! Please don’t feel pressured to buy anything but spread the word!
I hope to be hosting a contests in the future as well!
Spread love, spread beauty, and spread kindness!
<3 - Katie
Yesterday I went shopping…
Beyond that, shopping is a hugely difficult thing for me, especially living in today society where plus sizes are frowned upon and anything below a size 8 is acceptable. Now, I’ve been a size 8 and up since grade 6, I’m 5’10, I have birthing hips, and I’ve got a “J-Lo…
Hey everyone! My submission for Fuck Yeah Chubby Fashion went through today and I just want to take a moment to advertise their site! If you’re looking for fashion advice or some help with how to clothe your body it’s a great place to go and look for inspiration! It helped me a lot and I just find it to be really powerful and helpful with esteem and what not!
I hope you’re all having a body positive day, and if not? I hope you change that by saying to yourself that you’re all BEAUTIFUL!
Love you all!
- Katie Scarlett
Guys, this is so accurate!
We are so gorgeous and beautiful on our own but sometimes it takes other people and encouragement from them to see it! Be that person for others so they can do the same for you!
Love each other today!
Accept Your Body.
You are perfect.
Love the skin your in because it does SO MUCH for you, thank it, love it, adore it.
You. Are. Wonderful.
Find the love you have for yourself guys, accept that you are worth every single ounce of it. Love you- Katie
Clothing can almost act as a shield for you and others, it hides obviously everything you wouldn’t want to show off to a world that doesn’t accept your size and weight. It allows you to keep your body a secret, not only from the world, but from yourself if you’re like I was and wore clothes…
This is so huge for me, I can’t believe I had the guts to do this. But that’s what courage is! Taking one step at a time and even YOU surprise yourself! Stand tall, stand beautiful and show off the skin your in guys! Love it!
And though it is supposed to be a time of family, love and happiness… It often gets tainted by the losses we suffer as we get older…
I believe this is why many of us tend to lose the spirit as we age, because we lose sight of the goodness at this time, and let the sadness and darkness plague our minds and taint our thoughts and make excuses for our Bah Humbug attitudes.
We lose loved ones, we lose hope, we lose courage, we lose strength, we lose ourselves in the constant battle with out individuality and constantly find ourselves wandering this path run by power hungry people who control the media, and our thoughts and our pain.
We are constantly told we’re not good enough, year after year, time after time… It is the reason so many of us wish for makeup for christmas, a razor, shampoo, sweet smelling soaps…etc
This year I wish that every single one of us, can not only be thankful for the love of our families, and the wonderful gifts that we’ve received…
But also for the skin that we’re so lovingly wrapped in, the skin that takes us on our way through life, fighting every battle, walking through every storm.
Thank your body today, and love it. Because it sure as hell has loved you.
Happy Holiday’s Everyone, Love Always; Katie