I used to be an ignorant person. I only cared about things that I perceived to be directly impacting my life, I wanted to tell my story and give my opinion but rarely listened to others. I had a narrow view of the world because I hadn’t taken the time to learn from other human beings.
The journey to self-improvement has taught me how little I know about life and how privileged I am to be raised as a white American (despite the fact that I wasn’t born into wealth or an emotionally supportive home).
I’ve learned to love listening and learning from anyone who will tell me their story, any one who will open my mind to a new way of thinking and I appreciate the value that it adds to my life.
I think it’s so so so important for us to put aside our own opinions once in a while and just be willing to learn from others.
So I’ve decided that once a month I want to share a few people/books/podcasts who have recently inspired me and helped me to learn something new and valuable.
–@thehyperbalist has the most ahh-mazing style and I love how visual and passionate of person she is. Like when she talks about anything (clothing/decor/ song lyrics) she goes on and on about how beautiful every little detail is and it reminds me of the thoughts that I think, but don’t say out loud because of the fear that I might come off too strong or crazy. And I love that Alina is so authentically herself.
After being publicly “let go” from her job at a popular blog, she decided to tell her story because people wanted to know what happened and then she was criticized for speaking her truth. But instead of backing down, she stood up to every single hater that messaged her.
Like many of her followers, I fell in love with her spirit. All I’ve ever wanted, all anyone ever really wants is to freely express ourselves without worrying about the judgmental haters, whether it’s through our clothing choices, our beliefs, or the way we choose to live our lives. I love that she was like here’s my story, I won’t allow your opinion to hurt me, oh and by the way, I’m going to backpack through Europe for 3 months, peace out.
Follow her if you want to be inspired to enjoy each moment fully while speaking your truth, and having the strength to stand up for what you believe in. Also, follow her if you’re inspired by people with incredible personal style and passion.
–@bewellbykelly is a celeb nutritionist who just launched her book Body Love. In the book, she explains the science behind our food cravings triggered by hormonal responses in the body. She recommends eating 3 full meals a day, with minimal snacking in between, and limiting sugary foods because they cause cravings. She wants our meals to include (the fab 4 ) greens, healthy fat, protein, and fiber to keep us energized and satiated for longer.
Kelly knows that it’s not realistic to eat perfectly every single day and we shouldn’t have to feel guilty about slipping up.
As someone with eating/body image issues, diets can be very triggering for me. I have the tendency to get obsessive about eating a particular way. Food issues come from emotional baggage and until you heal that part of yourself, no diet will ever fix that.
I love that Kelly doesn’t tell us what to eat, she teaches us how to eat better. Understanding the science is a huge piece of the puzzle that can help to free us from the diet mentality.
Follow Kelly and read her book if you want to be inspired to take control of your food choices out of self-love.
-I love the @almost30podcast because they have some amazing guests on each week and talk about spirituality, health, and self-improvement which are my favorite topics. But, I especially loved a recent episode, Healing Your Worthiness Wound. They interviewed life coach Thais Sky and her words resonated with me in a huge way like I need to listen to it again and/or buy one of her courses. She spoke about white privilege, female empowerment, and how showing off a perfect life on social media, all of the time is unrealistic and counter productive. I can’t even attempt to put into words the truth of all that she spoke about, but It’s 100% worth a listen!!