The first part of the debate is if narcissists are capable of change. Unfortunately they are not. False hope is often promoted by people with personality disorders or people trapped in the fantasy of codependency.
The second part of the debate is where the victim or survivor then questions if the person is a narcissist or not. Remove the personality disorder from the equation and focus on people in general. People can change but most choose not to.
Your body is not you, but it is your vehicle and the temple of your soul.🕌 The health of our body is often something we take for granted. We only think about it once something goes wrong. But what could possibly be a more important investment than our health?
In Sanatana Hindu Dharma, we believe that the human body is the greatest gift one can ever be given. Only on planet earth can a soul reach enlightenment, so a human body is like the Ferrari of all vehicles to get there.😉 We have overcome lifetimes of struggle to make it to where we are now. So...what will you do with it?
You are worthy. Perhaps you realise this. But do you know, understand and accept your worth? This can be taken in two ways:
👩🏻💻 Your financial worth - how much should you get paid for the work you do, based on your skills, experience, qualifications and personal attributes?
👩🏻💻 Your worth as a human being - how comfortable are you with who you are, how do you deserve to be treated, are you in alignment with your values?
Both are important for your career. Spend some time considering these questions and make sure that you know your worth - and that you accept it!
Spring is in the air! And the latest #ResilienceReport is in your mailbox. We are talking body image, burn out, and trying to find hope amidst hate.
Link in the bio to check it out!
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Your journey takes T I M E! ⏰
You can’t start and end in the same day. 📅 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ This girl, she’s the strongest woman I know.
I know her very well. 💪🏽 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I’ve encouraged and bullied her. I’ve pushed and stopped her.
I’ve believed in and discounted her. I am her. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Now, I believe more than I ever have. I push harder and speak kindly to her. I bless and pray for her, I love her because I am her. And this girl...she’s trying to be the best she can possibly be. 🥰 •
I’ve seen people’s lives change in an instant once they recognize the truth of who they really are and the value they truly have to offer. The truth is, you carry your own gifts, strengths, talents and experiences. There’s no one else like you who can give the world exactly what you have to offer. You’re rare. Like the Mona Lisa or a Jackson Pollack, you’re literally irreplaceable: one of a kind. Yet, you may be walking through life thinking you’re common, that you have to fit in a box and be like someone else who the world or the media tells you that you should be. But the real truth is, the more you try to be like everyone else, the more you actually diminish your own self-worth and the more common or replaceable you become. 💪🏼💪🏼👍🏼 #therapy#youththerapist#selfworth#selfesteem#motivation#encouragement#mrplistens
Uma make simples pode e deve enaltecer a mulher. Como um artista com uma aquarela e tela branca, a maquiagem pode ser usada de várias maneiras, levando em consideração tudo que que está contido entre o ser mulher e o porquê dela ter escolhido “se pintar” ou “ser pintada”. Eu gosto sempre de evidenciar as formas naturais do rosto de cada mulher sem precisar pesar a maquiagem com milhões de camadas de produto ao ponto de quase desenhar um rosto novo por sobre o original. Claro que algumas vezes já fiz diferente porque “seu desejo é uma ordem” pode acontecer profissão maquiador. Mas procuro sempre ser fiel aos meus valores de ressaltar o que se é, como se é: lindxs sempre. Eu acredito que todo mundo tem sua beleza.
No projeto #ForçaVênus , eu imprimo meu olhar sobre cada deusa e procuro refletir o que de bonito elas me causam. Seja uma alegria, uma nostalgia, tesão, fúria, tristeza. Eu abraço tudo… Porque todos os sentimentos são tonalidades únicas na paleta do ser. E neles está contida toda a nossa beleza. Una. Real. E você, quais são as cores do seu verdadeiro ser?
Cenário, Figurino Lorena Nunes e Netinho Nogueira
Produção executiva: Miss Oliveira a.k.a Lorena Nunes
Stand up for what you believe in. Even if it means standing alone.
I’ve lost count the amount of times I betrayed myself through omission.
Not speaking up because I didn’t want to upset others.
Not speaking my truth because I feared being rejected.
Not pursuing something fully for fear of failure.
Standing up for yourself starts with honestly. The ability to be brutally honest with yourself and with others, even if it means you got to stand alone.
Funny things happen when you stand alone.
You see a whole other bunch of strong people who truly know themselves standing alone.
You can’t miss the people who do not fear their own voice.
Be your biggest champion, your biggest supporter, your biggest confidant when things go bad.
You are all you have so you might as well be all that you are babe. ✨✨✨✨
Remember this on your journey. Just when you think you have reached the top you stumble back down. You haven’t had a panic attack in weeks and then from nowhere *bang* there it is. See those moments as a good wake up call. Reevaluate what you are doing and how you are doing it. How can you improve your thoughts, your self esteem, work towards a goal, push your comfort zone? You have completed a level but now you have a new challenge so it’s back to the grind of developing yourself. There is no alternative. So embrace the grind.
In general, at the beginning of a narcissistic relationship, the abuser will give you a lot of attention and make you feel like you matter to them.
However, this is nothing more than love-bombing. Attention is cheap and love is deep. Ask yourself if you're looking for deep or cheap in your life.
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🧿This post is a follow up to my last post
👑What we’re doing is reclaiming our power!
🧿No more feeling sorry and being sorry!
👑We claim our right to be who we are, to live the life we wish to live and all that unapologetically !!!
This quote comes from a podcast we debuted today with @paigesmathersrd titled "Bodies & Modesty in Mormonism: the Complexities of a Religious Culture on Body Image." Why did we talk about this? Because we live and research in Salt Lake City, Utah, where we completed our master's and doctorates in female body image, and there is 1 question we get more than any other: Why are people in Utah so obsessed with women's bodies? We have a bit of insight into the culture here, including the high rates of cosmetic surgery, a very high birth rate to the youngest moms, younger average marriage ages, and marriage being of vital importance, high rates of (paid) porn consumption, SO MUCH MODESTY TALK, and more. While we admittedly had hives the whole time we did this podcast interview, we do believe it's an important and interesting conversation! Our particular insights into modesty are hopefully providing a much-needed paradigm shift, and we hope this conversation further illuminates the importance of seeing and valuing ourselves and all women as MORE THAN A BODY. Episode 145 of Nutrition Matters podcast is linked in our bio!
🙌🏽We are thrilled so many of you are joining us IN PERSON on April 4 for a body image and nutrition workshop with Paige and @jessiehoffman_phd! If you haven't bought your tickets, please do! Event info is also linked in our bio. #beautyredefined#morethanabody#seemorebemore
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This exhibition made me feel in such a different ways 🤔
On the one hand, I feel proud of myself, tell me a couple of years ago that photo of naked me, will be exhibited in one of the best galleries in London, I would not have believed you🤪
But on the other hand, after I met people with the same skin as mine, I understood how lonely I had been for all these years🤭 Not in the sense that I had no friends, relationships or family of course, I did have it and do now.
But no one can understand you better than a person who goes through the same situations as you. A person who literally lives in the same skin.😌
My friends will never fully understand, what it means for me to walk on the streets in open clothes and seeing all this eyes on me, and hearing the rude words. I could be very open about my birthmarks, but there are also a days when I’m scared. 🤫And no one from my family or friends could find the right words to console me.
Maybe that’s why my mom knows only 5% from all the bullies that I had in my life. Firstly I don’t want her to be upset and secondly.. what she could tell me? That I’m different, unique, strong, beautiful etc ? Sometimes it just doesn’t help.😩
I learned that theoretically there are such people when I was 8 years old. I first met when I was 23 years old.😬
I don’t feel sorry for myself, but it’s a pity that in my childhood there was no one who understood me, there was no instagram with photos of bloggers with the same skin condition, there was no friend with so many birthmarks who would understand everything without words.
How quickly would I learn to perceive myself and love if such exhibitions and bodypositivity were in my childhood? Thank you to everyone who’s doing such an amazing job in raising awareness to everything that is so important to people♥️ #perfectionofmyskin#bareyourbirthmark#inmyskiniwin#gowiththeflow#bodypositive#cmn#lifestory#bodygoals#selflove#selfcare#selfesteem#confidence#inspiration#motivation#beautiful#girl#night#dress#ootd#style#fashion#beauty#photo#awareness#rolemodel
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