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stopchasingclouds:

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SPRING INTO SELF LOVE!!!

Hello my lovelies! This month I’ve decided to run a contest to help spread some light and hopefully encourage you all to love yourselves a little more! The goal for the month of May is to spread some SELF LOVE SELFIES! The winner will receive a beautiful faux leather journal with a gold inscription that says “Love Often”, as well as a selection of Fierce Warrior Stickers as well as your choice of motivational print from SWEET PEONY PRESS!

Here are the RULES:

1) Post a selfie on instagram/tumblr 

2) Caption the selfie with your favourite inspirational quote of the moment!

3) TAG IT! Use the hashtag #springintolove and tag me @ katiescarlettspeaks on instagram or @ stopchasingclouds here on tumblr! 

4) Follow my tumblr, twitter, facebook, youtube and instagram.

This contest is open internationally as well so don’t be afraid to enter! Bonus entries are applied for anyone who reblogs this photoset as well.

If you have any questions ask away! RUNS TILL THE END OF MAY

(Source: katiescarlettspeaks)

stopchasingclouds:

Just had the most inspirational cab ride of my life you guys.
Tonight I was coming home from work late, it’s nearly 1:45am when I’m writing this. My cab driver was a sweet older man who decided to open up and share his views on my ride home and I loved every minute of it and he had a beautiful message that I thought deserved to be shared- even if it were just to a couple people on a girls blog.
His name was Mr.Mohammad and he said:
"In this world we are surrounded by people with plastic hearts my dear, people who do and say whatever they are told, who are following traditions that may have had good intentions before but are now clouded by the greed, hate, ignorance that fills this world. We are told that emotions aren’t good, they aren’t pleasurable, they aren’t beautiful. This my dear is wrong, if you love- you LOVE, feel it all do not grow a plastic heart…. Let it hurt when it is sad, and bitter and lonely, so that when you experience happiness you understand the wonder of it and can appreciate every moment because you’ve felt the pain of the world without it. We are human, we are flesh and blood, don’t let anyone tell you different, we work day in and out to only be told we do not matter- I tell you my girl you matter and I matter and we will not become plastic.
If you love, you LOVE.”
- Stop Chasing Clouds

If you love, you LOVE. START A REVOLUTION AND START LOVING YOUR BODIES!

stopchasingclouds:

Just had the most inspirational cab ride of my life you guys.

Tonight I was coming home from work late, it’s nearly 1:45am when I’m writing this. My cab driver was a sweet older man who decided to open up and share his views on my ride home and I loved every minute of it and he had a beautiful message that I thought deserved to be shared- even if it were just to a couple people on a girls blog.

His name was Mr.Mohammad and he said:

"In this world we are surrounded by people with plastic hearts my dear, people who do and say whatever they are told, who are following traditions that may have had good intentions before but are now clouded by the greed, hate, ignorance that fills this world. We are told that emotions aren’t good, they aren’t pleasurable, they aren’t beautiful. This my dear is wrong, if you love- you LOVE, feel it all do not grow a plastic heart…. Let it hurt when it is sad, and bitter and lonely, so that when you experience happiness you understand the wonder of it and can appreciate every moment because you’ve felt the pain of the world without it. We are human, we are flesh and blood, don’t let anyone tell you different, we work day in and out to only be told we do not matter- I tell you my girl you matter and I matter and we will not become plastic.

If you love, you LOVE.”

- Stop Chasing Clouds

If you love, you LOVE. START A REVOLUTION AND START LOVING YOUR BODIES!


stopchasingclouds:
positivity, encouragement and love

Sometimes we let life bog us down and day after day it just gets harder and harder. Make changes in the little things and give yourself some daily positivity to get yourself out of a funk. Little wall decals of inspirational quotes, bright colourful room decor, a good playlist that gives you life.
Don’t let daily “Blah” feelings bog you down- keep striving for positivity and love in all aspects of your lives! -Katie

stopchasingclouds:

positivity, encouragement and love

Sometimes we let life bog us down and day after day it just gets harder and harder. Make changes in the little things and give yourself some daily positivity to get yourself out of a funk. Little wall decals of inspirational quotes, bright colourful room decor, a good playlist that gives you life.

Don’t let daily “Blah” feelings bog you down- keep striving for positivity and love in all aspects of your lives! -Katie

rickyleerichards:

Hey guys so here it is finally my Short Film created by Jimmy Lin & help from my Canadian family and myself

'Lost In Translation' 

Thank you for all the support, re-blog and leave me all the comments for me, 

LOVE YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT 

Rickyrichardstv

Sometimes our dreams become lost in translation with all that we fight with daily: work, school, social lives, beauty standards etc.

Stop looking to the future or dwelling on the past, live fully in the moment and be the best you that you can be in this day. You will move mountains! - Katie

stopchasingclouds:

You know, as I was walking through the mall today I saw this young girl and she just had me laughing and laughing. She was about 6, and dancing through the corridors as if she were the star of a disney animation- brilliant. Later through the journey to Sephora I saw another young girl, about 12 looking through the windows of a fancy jewelry shop- she had the most stunning red hair.
I couldn’t figure out what made me so sad when I thought about them later this evening, and you know what it was? It was the constant flow of compliments flooding through my head for these girls, yet for myself I’ve had nothing nice to say for a long while- I’m sure this is something many can relate to.
The girls in the photos above are all me, but why is it okay to be so in love with the girl in the top photos, yet when I see myself now I’m annoyed? You would never be cruel to the girl you used to be with big cheeks, cute ideas and a mind of her own- but growing up the way we do seems to give us permission to be awful to ourselves now.
We need to look at ourselves as if we were the young precious children we used to be- still are in so many ways. We all deserve happiness and kindness, and it should always start from within.
Love yourself- Katie Scarlett

stopchasingclouds:

You know, as I was walking through the mall today I saw this young girl and she just had me laughing and laughing. She was about 6, and dancing through the corridors as if she were the star of a disney animation- brilliant. Later through the journey to Sephora I saw another young girl, about 12 looking through the windows of a fancy jewelry shop- she had the most stunning red hair.

I couldn’t figure out what made me so sad when I thought about them later this evening, and you know what it was? It was the constant flow of compliments flooding through my head for these girls, yet for myself I’ve had nothing nice to say for a long while- I’m sure this is something many can relate to.

The girls in the photos above are all me, but why is it okay to be so in love with the girl in the top photos, yet when I see myself now I’m annoyed? You would never be cruel to the girl you used to be with big cheeks, cute ideas and a mind of her own- but growing up the way we do seems to give us permission to be awful to ourselves now.

We need to look at ourselves as if we were the young precious children we used to be- still are in so many ways. We all deserve happiness and kindness, and it should always start from within.

Love yourself- Katie Scarlett

creativecleo:
Why is body love so hard to grasp? We spend all of our time fighting against ourselves that we forget to soldier up and fight for ourselves. Because in the end, all we truly have.. Is ourselves and that in itself should be enough to go to war. Our minds control our wakes and slumbers. Our limbs are the ones that roll us out of bed every day, and sometimes not at all. Our lungs shudder with every inhale yet exhale relief and satisfaction. And our hearts, oh.. Our hearts, keep beating even after every shit storm of a day. And for what? For us to just keep shitting on em’ out of self hate?
I will be the first person to say that in all of my years of existence I would’ve never, ever, posted a picture like this. So why now? If there is anything I’ve learned over the past year it’s that the human body is hilarious in every way yet truly remarkable and weight loss is onehellofa trip. You wake up one day and half of the weight you used to hide behind and throw around is gone. You no longer have that pillow to suffocate yourself with, that mask you used to identify with and you find yourself wondering who the hell you are or where you went in the first place.
Personally, I have never loved myself like I do now. I only loved myself on conditions; when I was dancing, when I could make someone laugh, or whenever I was hidden behind some type of flattering light and fabric. That is no way to treat your human, let alone spirit. What we crave as a whole is unconditional love. We want someone to curl up with us and comb through our hair whenever we look a mess and had a long day. But we’re never willing to do the same for ourselves? Why is that? Why must we always search for self gratification from outside sources? It is sad that this concrete jungle we live in has made it socially acceptable to tell one another “I love you” without questioning the true definition but outrageous to tell someone to genuinely “love themselves.”
So with that said, and all my thickness as vulnerable as ever for the eyes to see. I challenge, no.. I beg of you; to love yourself. One day at a time, take the time, to love every little; curve, crevice, dimple, bone, muscle.. and so on. Thank your little toe for always being there for your big toe. Thank your ass for its never ending support and healthy bowel system. Thank your smile for always lighting up the sky and those around you. Just.. thank yourself for being you. There is only ONE of YOU. So take care; physically, spiritually but most of all mentally. Self hate is no way to live. It’s just a slower form of suicide
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

creativecleo:

Why is body love so hard to grasp? We spend all of our time fighting against ourselves that we forget to soldier up and fight for ourselves. Because in the end, all we truly have.. Is ourselves and that in itself should be enough to go to war. Our minds control our wakes and slumbers. Our limbs are the ones that roll us out of bed every day, and sometimes not at all. Our lungs shudder with every inhale yet exhale relief and satisfaction. And our hearts, oh.. Our hearts, keep beating even after every shit storm of a day. And for what? For us to just keep shitting on em’ out of self hate?

I will be the first person to say that in all of my years of existence I would’ve never, ever, posted a picture like this. So why now? If there is anything I’ve learned over the past year it’s that the human body is hilarious in every way yet truly remarkable and weight loss is onehellofa trip. You wake up one day and half of the weight you used to hide behind and throw around is gone. You no longer have that pillow to suffocate yourself with, that mask you used to identify with and you find yourself wondering who the hell you are or where you went in the first place.

Personally, I have never loved myself like I do now. I only loved myself on conditions; when I was dancing, when I could make someone laugh, or whenever I was hidden behind some type of flattering light and fabric. That is no way to treat your human, let alone spirit. What we crave as a whole is unconditional love. We want someone to curl up with us and comb through our hair whenever we look a mess and had a long day. But we’re never willing to do the same for ourselves? Why is that? Why must we always search for self gratification from outside sources? It is sad that this concrete jungle we live in has made it socially acceptable to tell one another “I love you” without questioning the true definition but outrageous to tell someone to genuinely “love themselves.”

So with that said, and all my thickness as vulnerable as ever for the eyes to see. I challenge, no.. I beg of you; to love yourself. One day at a time, take the time, to love every little; curve, crevice, dimple, bone, muscle.. and so on. Thank your little toe for always being there for your big toe. Thank your ass for its never ending support and healthy bowel system. Thank your smile for always lighting up the sky and those around you. Just.. thank yourself for being you. There is only ONE of YOU. So take care; physically, spiritually but most of all mentally. Self hate is no way to live. It’s just a slower form of suicide

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

TAKE TIME TO FIND YOURSELF!
Half the journey of becoming at peace with where you are and who you are, is finding that out. Be strong, be a fighter. Go forth and find your self in this crazy world.
SCC
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!

TAKE TIME TO FIND YOURSELF!

Half the journey of becoming at peace with where you are and who you are, is finding that out. Be strong, be a fighter. Go forth and find your self in this crazy world.

SCC

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE BODY PEACE REVOLUTION!