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If you haven’t heard the exciting announcement yet… WE ARE GOING ON A SWL TOUR!!! And kicking off the party in Atlanta! Head on over to the website above to find out about the tour, the inspiration, and everything lovely you’ll need to know!
We can’t wait to meet YOU!!
Don’t be afraid to break the rules! Beauty is out there, and it lives in you.
Accepting who you are is a better quality then striving for perfection.
I grew up surrounded by people who hated their bodies.
And so I was indirectly taught to hate my body, too. It wasn’t until I graduated high school that I really took it upon myself to rebuild my self-esteem. I stopped trying to change my body and learned to appreciate it the way it is. These are a few of the things I’ve done consistently that really helped me learn to enjoy and love the body I was given.
Not all of these things will work all the time. And not all of them will work for all of you. But at least give all of them a chance.
And know that this will take time. It takes patience and dedication. Boosting your self-esteem is not something that will happen within a week or two.
It took me a good two years to be completely comfortable with my body. And I still have bad days. There are still parts of my body that I am unhappy with. I still curl up under a blanket and watch Friends, trying to feel better about myself. But I am so much happier in general with my appearance because of these things. I hope they help someone else, too.
Post by Kelsey Griffin!
Beauty will flourish…
Lovable with Love Handles
I am 115 pounds and I have love handles. An unlikely combination, I know, but it is the thing that has plagued me the most about my body. I find myself in the gym working tirelessly to “get rid” of them. But guess what, they laugh all the way home from the gym. I covet bodies without love handles- and it is a problem.
Recently, I was on vacation with my boyfriend’s family in Michigan. Sure enough, every day I fretted over my love handles. I had this little voice in my head saying horrible things like,
"You aren’t as skinny as you were last summer and everyone will notice."
"Don’t take or be in any bikini pictures."
Every time we would stop at the sand bar, I found myself annoying my boyfriend with questions like, “Does my body look like hers? What about hers?” Finally, he said, ” STOP-SHUT UP!! You are beautiful and you don’t need to compare yourself to others in order to validate that.”
He was and is right (don’t tell him that!!). I am never going to be like the models in magazines or the tiny, love handle-less girls at the sandbar. But it’s okay, because they can never be me either. It’s a waste of time and energy to focus on the things you don’t have. More importantly, you forget about the things you do have. I’ll admit, it is a struggle every day to not compare myself to someone else, but I have to remind myself- I am beautiful, strong, and worth loving- love handles and all!
picture courtesy of weheartit.com
"Society can paint this picture that we are only beautiful if we are sexually desirable."
A few weeks ago, I went to one of my favorite 2 day concerts ever- Dave Matthews Band! However, I was appalled by the number of beautiful girls that felt the need to wear next to nothing! I understand as females that we want attention, we want people to look at us and think WOW…but there is a difference between Wow and Woah.
As a woman, (holy cow- calling myself a woman is weird) we want to be sexy and beautiful. We want to be noticed and we want to be appreciated for who we are and the way we look and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! However, to me sexy doesn’t mean we should wear as little clothing as possible and showing off all of our mystery. I know we all can relate to this feeling of the media is constantly pressuring us with their perception of beauty- which happens to be focused on showing all your secrets. To me, being sexy and beautiful is an attitude. It’s dancing around your bedroom in sweatpants, it’s challenging yourself to grow in areas that might not be your strength, and it’s rocking a killer new outfit, it’s wearing a dress to feel girly, it’s embracing my curves, it’s wearing my tight fighting jeans, a fun tank and some studs on my shoes. It is simply based on the attitude you have about yourself.
Trust me- the outfit that shows all your gems might get a double take from a cute dude, but a sexy/beautiful attitude will grab someones attention and leave a lasting impression. Besides, who wants to spend a ton of money on clothing that BARELY covers you? Anybody with me?? Above are some SEXY/BEAUTIFUL outfits that are basics you can find at almost any department store for reasonable prices! Finally, look in the mirror and tell yourself: “I am beautiful, strong, and so worth loving!” If you need to write this on your mirror and put it on a notecard to place by your door before you leave for the day.
How many of you have facebook, twitter, or instagram?
How many of you get excited when you notice a lot of people liking your posts?
How many of you secretly hope one of your posts gets retweeted or on the instagram popular page?
Don’t lie, we all do! It’s cool to see that people like the things that you like! What isn’t okay, is defining yourself by how many people like your picture, or by how many friends or followers you have. It is also not okay to compare yourself to those people who get insane amount of likes or the people on the popular page. Everyone is different, some of us are shy (raising my hand) and others are as outgoing as Lady Gaga! So defining yourself by the amount of likes is just plain silly and it will honestly drive you crazy! Beauty doesn’t come from someone commenting on your photos or getting all those likes on your pics! Beauty comes from knowing that you are the unique, fearless, perfect person you are meant to be. All of your past mistakes have built you exactly into the person you need to be right now- and that’s real beauty.
And of course, don’t forget to remind yourself today that you are SO Worth Loving!