This was once the most common representation of female bodies. The rolls of fat and pudgy bellies existed along with thick thighs and broad hips. Some of those bodies were slim, some were chubby, some were fat, but they weren’t stretched out and smoothed out in Photoshop. They acted like bodies do, they looked real and believable. We lost that somewhere along the way, when people in the fashion business started wiping out any inconvenient fold, making us think they don’t exist and to have them is a blasphemy. Maybe it’s about time we remember they are perfectly normal and everyone has them, sometimes or all the time, no matter skinny or fat.

(Source: enfantferoce, via the-answer-is-within-me)

“Self-sabotage is knowing exactly what you need to do to improve but not doing it. It’s procrastinating doing the very things that you know will make you happier. It’s waiting till things are 100% perfect till you do them, but that of course never happens. It’s remaining in the comfort zone because of the fear of failure or uneasiness of change. It’s a mindset that you may be completely unaware of until you really think about it. So think about it. Are you a prisoner of your own thoughts? If you are, take responsibility and acknowledge you put yourself into that prison. But know that you have the power to free yourself.” (via happyvibes-healthylives)

(via jsmn)

“You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling [unsure] and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.” Louis C.K., Untitled  (via clutchtightly)

(Source: quotethat, via clutchtightly)


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“Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest—thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the under wood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.” Beau Taplin (via spoooky-treee-magic)

(Source: quotethat, via warrioryogini)

“Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. It’s about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs.” Kristin Hannah (via toinfinityandswann)

(via insight-inspiration)


(Source: secretdreamlife)

“Asking for help is a radical act of self-support. It takes courage but the reward is immense.” Gabby Bernstein (via liquid-diamonds-flowing)

(via insight-inspiration)


What people think recovery looks like vs. what it really looks like

(Source: dangergays, via kidleykindly)



So I haven’t self-injured in eight, going on nine months!

It’s hard to keep going but this is the longest period of recovery I’ve had since I was 15. And I’m proud of that.

And so my heart is going out to anyone who is currently struggling with self-injury, whether you are still harming yourself or in recovery. You deserve to not hurt. You deserve positive, non-harmful outlets for your emotions. You deserve recovery.

Battling the urge to self-harm is super hard but we can all do this!


If you’re simply being nice automatically, without reflecting on your own thoughts and values, you’re not being good to yourself.

If you don’t think about how you really feel, being agreeable is simply another mask you’ve put on to hide yourself from the world. If you don’t give yourself a chance to express yourself, you can experience fatigue and resentment.

(via intpdreamland)

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