positive affirmations

Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of November 7th – 13th

Hi friends!

I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks. The last month has been kind of rough for me, and I took a break from Instagram and blogging. Unfortunately, just over two weeks ago, we had to say goodbye to our beloved family pooch, Thecla. Thecla had been part of the family since I was sixteen, and I’m so grateful to have gotten to emerge into adulthood with my sweet girl. She was so loved and is dearly missed.

The time leading up to and following her passing was extremely difficult, as we knew that she was passing, but we didn’t know when exactly, so my anxiety was on high alert for a few weeks. I also of course was grieving Thecla’s loss following her death, and because of that, I was very overwhelmed and in survival mode. But, I’m starting to see the light and it’s getting a little easier to be alive again.

With that being said, I’m back to blogging and sharing weekly affirmations! Starting today! Yay!

*Most* Sundays, I share the affirmations on here (and on Instagram!) that I will be using for the upcoming work. I share them in the order that I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.) and then share them daily on my Instagram story. Of course, I hope that you will use them in whatever way works best for you, whatever that means to you!

I hope you make sure to take some time to rest and take care of yourself today, and I’ll see you next week!

You are worthy of your love and kindness!

  1. I trust in myself.
  2. My well-being is always a priority.
  3. I am going to be okay.
  4. I am growing.
  5. Not everyone will like me, and that’s okay.
  6. I always prioritize self-care.
  7. My worth is not dependent on the appearance or size of my body.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of August 29th – September 4th.

Hi friends!

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I hope that this past week went well for you. I was extremely lucky to begin the week celebrating mine and my sister’s birthdays with my sister (who I got to see for the first time in over a year and a half!) and my mom, but was unlucky to end the week with an ear infection. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I start feeling better soon, because this stuff is not fun.

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I’m so excited to share this week’s affirmations with you all! I actually decided that this week, as soon as I post these affirmations, I’ll be taking a little break from Instagram. I try to take a break at least once a month, and this timing just feels right t me. Things are kinda rough, mental health wise, but are slowly going back to where I want them to be, and I think that taking a step back from social media will be very beneficial.

So, even though I won’t be on Instagram, I will be practicing my affirmations every day, and I hope you will too! Every Sunday (well, most Sundays, if we’re being completely honest.), I post the affirmations I will be using in the upcoming week. I share them in the order I’ll be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I encourage you to use them in whatever way works best for you!

I’ll see you all next week with more affirmations, and hopefully this week with some book reviews – I’ve read so much this month and am so behind in book reviews, so hopefully during my social media break, I’ll be able to catch up a bit on content.

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  1. I do not have to feel guilty for saying no.
  2. Guilt and shame will not change my past. Worry and fear will not change my future.
  3. I am loved, no matter how I feel.
  4. I get stronger every day.
  5. I believe in myself and my strength.
  6. I am capable of creating my very best life.
  7. I can be kind and set healthy boundaries.
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Positive Affirmations for You to Use the Week of August 22nd – 28th.

Happy Sunday, friends!

I hope that this past week went well, (well… as well as it could during these unprecedented times.) and that you’re ready to start this upcoming week with some positive affirmations!

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Every Sunday, I share seven affirmations that I will be using that upcoming week. I always share them in the order that I will be using them (1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, 3 is Tuesday, etc.), but I hope that you will use them in whatever way works best for or resonates with you!

Can you believe we only have just over a week left in August?? 2020 went by so slow for me, and now 2021 is just zipping by. I would just like time to move at regular, steady pace, please!

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Have a great week, and I’ll be back next week!

  1. I am open to change.
  2. I am becoming the best version of myself.
  3. I can say no and not people please.
  4. I am grateful for all that my body is capable of.
  5. My worth is not dependent on the appearance or size of my body.
  6. I am proud of how far I’ve come.
  7. I am confident that I have the resilience to get through anything that comes my way.
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mental health

24 Reasons to Stay Alive

If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled with the darkness that is suicidality. I wish I could say that those dark thoughts aren’t a part of my life, but the reality is that they are. And sometimes, they’re scary and overwhelming. They can sometimes be hard to see past, and the thoughts make it hard to see any reasons to stay alive.

But, there are always more reasons to stay than to go. If you’re struggling with suicidal thoughts, or need a reminder that there is always hope, this is for you.

  1. For all the people who haven’t had the honor of meeting you yet.
  2. There are so many cookie recipes you haven’t made yet.
  3. There’s going to be new seasons of the Bachelor and the Bachelorette.
  4. To see that movie you’ve been looking forward to.
  5. To dance to your favorite song again.
  6. All those hobbies you’ve thought about starting, but haven’t yet. Pick up those knitting needles!
  7. To laugh so hard you cry. Or snort. Or both.
  8. To see another sunrise and sunset.
  9. To buy or bake yourself a cake on your next birthday.
  10. To feel the sand between your toes at the beach again.
  11. To go to all those places you’ve always dreamed of going.
  12. To see a woman president.
  13. To light a candle and drink tea while reading on a rainy day.
  14. To read the next book your favorite author releases.
  15. For the next episode of your favorite podcast.
  16. To see the next album that your favorite artist puts out.
  17. To see what fashion statements come back in style next.
  18. There’s a book out there that will touch you so profoundly that you have to put it down and catch your breath.
  19. To pet all the dogs you haven’t pet yet.
  20. You haven’t met everyone who will love you.
  21. What if you haven’t found your true favorite food yet?
  22. To dance in the rain again.
  23. To see the Wicked movie they’ve been talking about for the past decade.
  24. To see if it gets better.
beauty · body positivity · Lifestyle · mental health · Uncategorized

How I’m Learning to Love My Body… by Changing Things About It?

Okay, so maybe that title is a little click-baity. I’m not trying to change my body by surgery or a diet, or even exercising. Nothing exciting, really.

I’ve just started to do some things that, when I look in the mirror, make me go, “Oooh, girl you fine!” I’ve always had a very complicated relationship with my body. I grew up fatter than most of my friends, and was very aware of that in my pre-teen years. This year, I discovered Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size, and honestly, it changed my life. I know it’s easy for some people to switch their mindset and eat intuitively, but for me, it’s like I’m rewriting a very long, very well known book. And in a way, that’s exactly what I’m doing.

But it’s a long and difficult process for me, personally. So when I was furloughed in March, I decided it was the perfect time to dye my hair pink. And when I looked into the mirror after rinsing into the dye, I was so excited to see my reflection. I don’t know the last time I felt that way.

So since the, I’ve continued to dye my hair pink. I bought big chunky earrings that usually aren’t my style. I even bought clip on nose rings. And even though I’m fat, and I’m re-learning that fat is not bad, I also am embracing myself, and I feel like my personality is shining through.

I look into the mirror, and I don’t see bad. I don’t see worthless. I see a girl with a nose ring and pink hair and rainbow earrings and I feel excited. I love the way I look.

Obviously there are still days that I don’t wear the earrings or nose ring or do my makeup (that’s another big one for me. I feel unstoppable in a full face of makeup.) and my hair is gross and I feel gross, but by reflecting my inner self to my outside, I know that it’s okay to have those days. That Katie with the clip on nose ring will be back.

And she’s ready for a revolution.