Bevulnerable Photos & Videos

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I realized this past week most of my content has been about my health. This isn’t a strictly chronic illness account anymore because I want to share all of me, not just one aspect of my life. Unfortunately sometimes my illnesses take over my entire life and they’re the only thing I have to talk about! 💁🏼‍♀️ I promise I will get back to posting more exciting things, but I’ll also put a little health update at the end of this post 👇🏼⠀ ⠀ I think this upcoming week you’ll see more than just health posts from me. Our bathroom drywall is finally going up so I’ll have an opportunity to finish that renovation and share all of the before/after pictures with you! I hope you’re all still interested in before/after shots of the remodel 🛁⠀ I have another color session for my hair on Wednesday, which will mean a new hair reveal- since I don’t know exactly what color I’ll end up with 🧖🏼‍♀️⠀ Donovan and I will finish off our busy week with some kind of anniversary celebration. I have no idea what we’ll be doing or where we’ll be going, but I’m going to try to pull off something outside of our usual routine 🏜⠀ ⠀ This weekend before any of the fun stuff starts, I’m going to be mostly focused on resting. I would love to pour more time and energy into this space, but it’s ultimately more important that I take care of my body. 🌡⠀ I was diagnosed with high cholesterol last week and although I’m genetically predisposed it was kind of a surprise. I’m not too worried about my actual cholesterol, but I am anxious about everything that comes along with a new diagnosis. On top of that, in the last month I’ve had 3 separate infections, and after some alarming symptoms and a trip to urgent care the doctor told me I most likely have kidney stones. 🤦🏼‍♀️⠀ ⠀ I really appreciate all of your love, support and messages during this weird season of life. 🙌🏼 I know you could easily unfollow me while I’m a mess who has nothing together, so I definitely notice every single one of you that is sticking with me ♥️ Thank you, I love you!! at Norton Simon Museum

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We are so powerful. Someone out there is waiting for you to share YOUR voice with the world and help them. Be bold, take a risk, it’s not going to be perfect (seriously I’m a prime example 😂). You’re human. Deal with it and do it anyway. Experts don’t exist 😉 We’re all constantly learning, and through sharing our stories, our mistakes, our vulnerable experiences, we uplift others and let them know that they’re not alone and they can live their best life too ✨

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Let me tell you about a girl who had no sense of being in a long term relationship...💁🏼‍♀️⁣ ⁣ This girl would attract boys in her life that would fill her head up with all this lovely stuff and honestly it made her feel like she was on top of the world.⁣ ⁣ But as soon as the boy would end things her she would go crazy, she would feel less than she actually was.⁣ ⁣ By crazy, I mean she had a lot of rage of emotions that would strike up that had her do stupid things, such as key her ex's car, call a million times over and over, show up at his house, pretend to be other people (fake facebook pages), literally belittle herself to get the attention of this guy that broke her heart...⁣ ⁣ Why did she act the way she did?😒⁣ ⁣ Because, honestly she was searching for herself, her own love, her own peace through others. ⁣ ⁣ That was her issue...all along she was searching in the wrong places and expecting others to fill that hole, when she just had to look at herself.⁣ ⁣ This girl was me..💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️💁🏼‍♀️⁣ ⁣ I learned after years and years of failed relationships and putting myself through trouble that I was the only ONE who was going to fill my own head with the words of LOVE.🖤⁣ ⁣ So, I'm here to tell you, ❗️STOP❗️ searching to find happiness in someone else. You will continue to get let down.⁣ ⁣ Start looking for love and compassion for yourself, yes pain and emotions will happen after a break up, but don't be like me and belittle yourself to try and win the person back over..⁣ ⁣ The love for yourself is unbreakable and no one should ever come between that bond.🌻⁣ ⁣ How are you going to love yourself a little more starting today?✨ at Louisville, Kentucky

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Hey! So I guess on Fridays the Instagram thing to do is introduce yourself? 🤷🏼‍♀️ SOOOO here are some fun facts about me! ⠀ 1️⃣I live in South Carolina (always have!) but if I could choose anywhere else to live it would probably be somewhere out west. Nowhere cold though- this girl can’t deal with it. 🥶 ⠀ 2️⃣ I just started drinking my coffee black a few weeks ago and don’t hate it as much as I thought I would! ☕️ ⠀ 3️⃣ I love to read! Last year I read 35 books and I’m hoping to hit 40 this year! 🤓 ⠀ 4️⃣ I also love chilling and watching tv ( #balance😂). My husband and I are watching Man in the High Castle right now, but I’m always down for an episode of the Office! (Give me your tv suggestions people!) 📺 ⠀ 5️⃣ I’m borderline obsessed with the Enneagram and I’m a 1w2. If I had to choose a different number to be I would probably pick 7- they’re just fun, you know?? But I do have that 7 arrow. 😏 If you don’t know what the enneagram is, I’m so sorry for boring you with all those numbers. 😂⠀ .⠀ So that’s five totally random facts about me! What about you? Where are you from? How do you take your coffee? Are you a book person or a Netflix person (or both!)? What’s your enneagram number? Basically, just tell me about you!❤️

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Life and it’s unexpected twists and turns can be intimidating but you can’t let that stop you. Be brave and look change and your fear in the face and just keep moving one step at a time in the direction of your dreams. You don’t have to be fearless, you just need enough courage to take one step at a time. . . What steps do you need to take to start creating the life you want to live? Maybe you need to finally set that boundary so that your friend stops taking advantage of you, or maybe you need to enter that contest you saw but thought “I could never win.” . . You are capable of success and when you start believing that, you’re already on your way. Your mindset is the main thing that’s holding you back! Start living for yourself and stop worrying about what anyone else thinks, the people that count want you to be happy. You’re a better person, mom, wife, girlfriend, friend when you’re happy. . . Talk to me in the comments, or send me a DM, what’s your next step? How can I help you get there? . . #thesmartlioness #thesmartlionesspride🦁 #morganharpernichols #morganharpernicholsquote #qotd🌸 #fridayquotes #becourageous #beboldbeyou #trustyourjourney #listentoyoursoul #changingmylife #chaseyourdreams #highervibrations #iamenough #iamworthy #onestepatatime #selfworthquotes #youarecapable #selflovebootcamp #imperfectlyperfect #flawsandall #setboundaries #healthyboundaries #personalimprovement #growthgoals #selfawarenessjourney #youdeservemore #maketodaygreat #bevulnerable

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💡Fact Friday!💡 • I am who I am and I’m not ashamed! Flaws and all! ☺️ So here are some bet you never knew facts about me! 😋 • I only have 1 major scar which is on my hand from gymnastics - I got it pinched when lowering the bars. • I started gymnastics when I was 5 because I broke my arm doing a cartwheel down a small hill before then and my mom said I was going to learn the right way 😋 • I started snowmobiling when I was just 3 years old 👍🏼 • I have never nor will I ever dye or highlight my hair unless I turn grey instead of white. • I am very scared of the dark!! 🔦 • I have ADHD. I am all over the place 95% of the time 🤷🏼‍♀️ • I was diagnosed with an overactive bladder when I was in kindergarten so I will still pee my pants if I laugh too hard and no I don’t have any kids yet 🙈 • #beyou #beconfident #factfriday #bedifferent #motivateothers #motivation #fitnessmotivation #cardioworkout #sweatingitout #bevulnerable #positiveminds #happylooksgoodonyou #fitspiration #fitspo #fitwomen

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Clear communication does not only apply to speeches. It should be applied in daily life. It is a skill that takes time to fine tune and part of it is the individual responsibility of each of us to share the best communication strategies for when people want to communicate with us. • Unclear? Ask an objective question. Over the last two weeks, I have found success in being clear and vulnerable. Saved me and hopefully the other party any drama or further misunderstanding. Sometimes the other party doesn't even realize communication wasn't clear. So many moving parts that can be addressed by being simple, direct, and kind. • #beclear #bekind #bedirect #bevulnerable #communication

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My three books for February! Three! I know, I’m an overachiever since my goal is one a month. I chose a motivational one...canNOT go wrong with Brene. My ability to be vulnerable is extremely difficult. I’m better because of her words. Second was a romantic book where I said “omg, just get together already” throughout the entire thing. Third I thought I would choose a comedy but actually ended up being more than that. I have so much more respect and adoration for Amy Schumer now. For all you haters...just don’t. #readingisfundamental #2019goals #bevulnerable #daretobegreat

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I don’t always wear my contacts 💁🏻‍♀️ but when I do it’s because it’s sunny AF ☀️😎

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I asked recently about bringing back Friday 5 and I heard you loud and clear! So, if you’re new here- I’m about to lay down 5 random(ish) facts about yours truly! 🖤 1) When I was little I wanted to be a spy. I even did a whole page on it in my Kindergarten “about me” book. Low key, still wanna be a spy. 🖤 2) I loathe journaling. I love the value it brings and often have my clients journal (if it’s a good fit for them to process); but, I personally find no joy in it. I’ve tried many, many times in life and always end up toxic about it. I process in other ways; journaling just isn’t my jam. 🖤 3) I love journals. Lol! I have stacks of them from all my attempts to cultivate a journaling practice. Most of them have the first page filled then are completely blank. Knowing this, I still spend impressive amounts of time browsing journals at the bookstore. But why!!! 🖤 4) Let’s talk about demons- mine is a deep fear of abandonment. Having been emotionally abandoned from my very early childhood, I tend to keep my distance from REALLY deep connections because of the pain that has come in the past when I desperately needed support, protection, a champion... and was left on my own. 🖤 5) We were very poor until I was in high school. My mom grew much of our food and we never ate out because we couldn’t afford it- even Macdonald’s was too expensive (in the 80s!!) for us. My parents worked hard, saved, built wealth and has some help along the way from their parents too. I remember the magic of getting a very rare Happy Meal or going to a restaurant for birthdays. It was an exciting adventure!! 🖤 That’s 5- what happens next? I want to hear about YOU! Relate to one of these? Spark any memories? Comment!!!! . . . #kbeezyaf at Chick-fil-A USC In-Line

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You don’t realize how the doors you’ve locked to parts of your Self are blocking you from fully experiencing life until you need to access that part and can’t get the door open. I didn’t realize that as I was locking people, emotions, pain, etc. out that I was locking myself in. I’m not sure if it’s possible to stop putting up barriers, but I’m working on looking for the misplaced keys to the ones I know exist. I’m milking this life for all it’s worth. You feel me? . #vulnerability #bevulnerable #unlockingdoors #experience #experiencinglifefully #neversettle #live #selflove #growth #change #levelup #freeyourself #setyourselffree #youdeservemore #youdeservethebest #youareworthyoflove #youareworthy #love at Atlanta, Georgia

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Your potential is endless, so create the existence that you deserve! Sometimes things are going well, and we self-sabotage. There’s that little voice in your head that says “you aren’t good enough” or “you aren’t worthy.” And it is SO easy to listen to that voice! But you are stronger, you are in control of your thoughts, you are in charge of your energy. Building your beautiful life isn’t an overnight process. It is a crazy adventure that takes time! So gather up all you self-love and courage, because you got this. 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #mindfulness #selflove #wellbeing #motivationalcoach #mindbodysoul #highvibrations #positivevibes #staypositive #namastebitches #justbreathe #staypositive #inhaleconfidence #release #happiness #surrender #selfcare #loveyourself #gratitude #motivation #selfcompassion #bevulnerable #selfkindness #selfdoubt #bekindtoyourself #youareworthy #youareincontrol #emotionsmatter #personaltransformation #personaldevelopmentgoals #transitioncoach

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I can’t tell you how much I can relate to @brenebrown and her research. It has forever changed how I view my world, my profession, my personal life and parenting. She brings me joy to be in my car listening to her speak or curled up on the sofa reading one of her books. I just finished Braving the Wilderness and now I’m onto the Power of Vulnerability. Wow. Mind blown. Perspective. Intentional gratitude today to her. #gratitude #choosejoy #iamthewilderness #bethechange #bevulnerable #courage #connection #wildheart #beseen #showup

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Keep it up! I truly believe that I was put here on this planet to help you and inspire you. I truly believe that I have been put here to lead by example and to let you know, that if I can get through the things I have been through and if I can achieve the things that I have achieved, then you can too. I don’t know about God all the time, but man the universe has a power that is undeniable. And frankly so do you... so just keep it up! . .. . . #loveandstrength #youarestrongerthanyouthink #comeoutstrongerthanever #believeandacheive #seeyourselfinthatplace #bevulnerable #bestrong #keepgoing #bringpeace #settlefornothing

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Before and after of a bear at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The differences once it was put in the environment it needed are incredible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which photo best represents you right now and what changes might you want to make to your environment to really thrive? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #reflection #selfreflection #selfdiscovery #lookinward #professionalcoach #careercoaching #lifecoaching #mindfulness #mindset #motivation #livedontjustexist #thoughtoftheday #timeisprecious #onelifeliveit #onelife #freeyourself #loveyourself #putyourselffirst #priorities #wellbeing #wellness #startliving #findyourhappy #empathy #selfcare #instagood #goalsetting #inspiration #bevulnerable #limitingbeliefs

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Hey friends! Being open and sharing my life with people is hard for me, but I've been convicted lately that being vulnerable in community is necessary because then we can know how to support and pray for each other. Some of you already know this, but I've been having heart problems since July of 2017. It's been very random, sometimes several times in one week, sometimes only once in a month, so the doctors haven't been able to figure out what's causing it since they can never capture it while it's happening. But it always leaves me drained and exhausted. Then on top of that, I found a weird lump a few weeks ago that hasn't gone away. So, long story short, my doctor yesterday ordered an ultrasound to check for breast cancer and also wants me to wear a heart monitor for three weeks. I know that God knows the outcome of all of this, and that He will be with me no matter what. I'm ready to find some answers and move on with my life, but I'm not worrying about the future because I know I'll be ok. So I'm just going to give my battles to God and try to live my life in peace. Thank you to those of you who have been praying for me... it means a lot! ❤

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Every day I would read Stefano a page or a paragraph from my English version painstakingly translating into Italian on the go until we got it. He needed his own copy... in Italian! We just got it today! #SeriousIntentions #ACourseInMiracles Download my free meditation "You Are Powerful" and start calling in YOUR miracles NOW. You can download it with the link in my bio @ValerieBottazzi Loving life Shine Bright! @ValerieBottazzi . . . . #ValerieBottazziCoach #LoveCoach #ByShakti #Limitless #BeVulnerable #SpiritualJourney #UniversalLove #GratitudeJournal #WomansWorth #ILoveMyself #SelfLoveMatters #YouArePowerful #CreateTheLove #EndTheSilence #PursueYourDreams #FillYourCup #ThatsDarlingMovement #HighVibeTribe #CreativeChics #HerSuccess #LifeCoaches #ALifeLessOrdinary #SeriousIntentions #CourseInMiracles #SelfLove

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I have never been more excited to get mail!!! After being away for a week and finding this in my mailbox 😍😍😍. @sam_the_naked_truth_warrior I am so proud of you for sharing your voice and your story ❤️ the world needs more people like you! I can’t wait to read this!!

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I’m calling you out on your bullshit 🖤Who are YOU feeding- you or your ego? ⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⠀⁣ Even the most successful of us can find room at the table for the biggest sh*t talkers aka excuse makers...OURSELVES. 😳 ⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⠀⁣ Are you telling yourself: ⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⠀⁣ 👊🏼It’s harder for you to be fit because your family is overweight?⁣⁣⠀⁣ 👊🏼That you can lose weight, but you can’t keep it off because you haven’t been able to in the past? ⁣⁣⠀⁣ 👊🏼You don’t have time? ⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⠀⁣ You’re picky about who you surround yourself with, but what about the person living in your head? ⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⠀⁣ MINDSET is the most important. ⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⠀⁣ So ask yourself, what are the limiting beliefs you've been holding onto for dear life that keep you from the changes you NEED to make? ⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⠀⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⠀⁣

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If you want to be in control , start with giving up everything you ever knew about control. It might have been delivering some results for you . But how about if I tell you can achieve even better results effortlessly if you start to surrender rather than freak out because you are afraid if looking control . I have noticed that when I am in control mode everyone around me wants to run away from me as far as they can, I' d want to run away from me. But when I lead by example by being respectful and allow my team ( family ) to be themselves and allow them a safe space to do things their way, we achieve better results. When I have up on the idea of controlling my kids they started to blossom. In their school at home as siblings to each other. With my husband too when I stopped obsessing about controlling his everybreath things have just blossomed because everyone feels that they have choice to do things or not do them, and they are loved either way. I wouldn't change a thing. I have been in the space of personal development for less than 7 months and the transformation I have been not8cing in my life is nothing less that phenomenal. I cannot wait what comes next . In love with my life .

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We are cultivating #12MonthsOfMeaning! Yesterday you mined you life experiences for "gems" that gave you more clarity about what matters most to you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How does it feel to look at your list of core values today? Are there words that stand out? Words you'd like to add that you hadn't considered? Now is a great time to review a list of values online to help you generate the most fitting articulation of your meaningful experiences. A thesaurus can be helpful as well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Highlight the words that resonate the most. If you have a few words that fall under a similar theme, see if you can come up with one word that captures the essence of that value for you. Keep distilling any groups of words until you have shortened the list as much as you can.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Begin to sort the values words in order of importance. Which of these words is most core to who you are? Which words are an absolute must have for you to lead a fulfilling life? Which ones are nice to have but not absolutely essential to meaningful experiences for you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Try to distill your list down to 3-5 words that resonate most deeply with you. Don't feel pressure to get it exactly right the first time. You will refine your list as you try on living your values day to day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How could your daily life be different if you headed out each morning with a clear sense of your core values? If you made decisions about how you spend your time and energy based on the ways of being that matter most to you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Send me a DM or leave a comment below about what this process has been like for you so far. Any a-ha moments? Did you discover anything new? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next step is tomorrow!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #MyMeaningMap #corevalues #makingmeaning #honoryourself #youareunique #toolkitforlife #resilience #getunstuck #livewithease #courage #vancouverhealth #yvrliving #ownyourstory #bevulnerable #brenebrown #daringreatly #braveandafraid #courageovercomfort #spoonie #chronicallyfabulous #invisibleillness #fillyourcup #Vancouver #meaningfullife #values #liveyourvalues

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Last night my baby spiked a dangerously high fever of over 105°!!! One of the scariest things as a mom is that you can’t take the pain away. Luckily I got her fever down. It’s times like this where I’m even more grateful to work from my phone! I didn’t have to worry about calling a boss this morning to tell them I wasn’t coming in! I can now take my baby to the doctor to find out what’s going on, and still get paid!!! I used to be such a skeptic about direct sales & now I’m living the dream!!! #whatareyouwaitingfor #workforyou #makeyourownschedule #mamas #lifechangingopportunity #bevulnerable #beyourownboss

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True 🖤 weather it be family - friends - work or social media, yesterday I received three messages - #comesinthrees - saying the exact same thing “ you have made my day” - - by receiving these message it actually also made my day - making someone else’s day can also make yours - step out your comfy box and be vulnerable- say thankyou - show appreciation to the things or people you admire ❤️ #gratitude #love #karma #blessings #goodenergy #spreadlove #peace #stepoutthebox #bevulnerable

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With all the illusion that we tend to project through social media, it’s easy for one to think it’s all perfect beaches and sunsets.. When in reality, we’re all going through some sorta hectic struggle in one way or another. Injuries, illnesses, heartbreak, financial stress.. pretty sure we’ve all been there. In those darker times, it can be pretty easy to get lost in our own self pity.. Coming up with thoughts like “Why did this shit happen to me?” ..usually when those type of thoughts arise, the universe has a beautiful way of humbling us to the point where gratitude and compassion can be the only reaction. For myself, the past 5 months have been pretty hectic at times.. 2 abdominal operations, massive medical bills, endless physical therapy and a whole lotta blood, sweat and tears. At times it felt like I’d never get back to the things that I love, but through all that pain, I found myself inspired by all those that have persevered through much heavier circumstances. I gained such an appreciation for the lessons learned in that darkness too. Each word we choose to speak. Every thought we hold space for. They all carry a heavy vibration, and these vibrations ripple out into the world that surrounds us. When we dwell on negativity, hatred and scarcity, our world becomes consumed by those forces. When we step into the mindset of Gratitude, Abundance and Love, the powers of manifestation can be dreamy beyond belief. I just wanna reach out to all those going through the struggle right now... Believe in your ability to heal, keep taking those steps forward, and quit doubting yourself.. Paradise is waiting. Also giving thanks for all the lovely gurus out there that have stepped up to spread light, and share their wisdom with those in need. We love you. #BeVulnerable #SpreadLove #Persevere 🙏🏽📸 @mirjptel at Pacific Coast Highway

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I enjoy simple pleasures. I feel peaceful being in nature. I feel wonderful when I breathe in fresh air! 😇 . 🤩 Supercharge your life by repeating affirmations that change your brain. Science says that your mind gets “tricked” into believing an affirmation if you say it 20 times thrice a day. Tap your leg with your hand whilst repeating the affirmation for even better results. The affirmation must be written in a particular way to work. A lot of accounts claim to be affirmations but they are in fact nice notes that make you smile. All affirmations from @affirmation_heart follow the right formula. Your mind will know the difference! 👍 Follow for more daily affirmations to improve your life! 😘 Tag a beautiful friend who would benefit from this affirmation. at Denarau, Nadi

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I hated myself. I hated the way I felt. I hated what I looked like. I was frustrated, annoyed, angry. . The car accident had changed so much for me. It had impacted me physically, and even more so mentally / emotionally. I felt I had lost me, lost parts of myself that I knew so well and loved. Where was the happy, healthy, fit person now? . I struggled. As a personal trainer and health coach I knew the importance of looking after myself physically. But the wheels had come off there as well. When I’d make it to the gym, I’d be angry, pushing myself hard, berating myself for who I’d become, how my fitness had dropped, how my body had changed. Stress, emotional eating, little movement - I’d gone up 3 dress sizes. . And now here I was sitting on the pavement outside my sister's house where I now found myself living, feeling lost in all of it. And then something changed, some window of knowing opened in me and I realised that there was nothing kind about the way I was treating myself. I was pushing, forcing from a place of contempt. . And in that moment I felt really sad. That wasn’t how I wanted to be with myself. If not me, then who was going to care most for me. And this way of doing things certainly wasn’t working. And so I chose to do it differently. I stopped beating myself up at every turn and began to connect more with me, to honour my pain and loss, and to see, how in a loving way I could move forwards. . I started to care and nurture myself more. Healthy nourishing food, movement that was gentle and that grew as my inner strength did. I cut back on the gym and walked more, and when I was at the gym it was about giving to myself, supporting myself to build a healthier body, to reenergise, revitalise…and things changed. . Today I’m grateful for the journey. It’s made me a wiser, more compassionate, healthier woman / coach / friend . Try a little kindness... . #kindnessmatters #begentlewithyourself #personalgrowthjourney

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I'll start...... feeling absolutely stupid right now as i write it. #BeVulnerable

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Don't quit. That's a line that's been running through my head for weeks. Don't quit. This world is full of quitters, and I don't need to be one of them. My people deserve more. . . What are you facing that seems like too much? For me, just to be vulnerable for a moment, it's homeschooling. I want to give up like every other day. But not this week! We made it through! . . Show up. Be kind. Love others. Don't quit. And learn how to lay down the too-big burdens at the feet of Jesus. If you don't know how to do that, reach out to me and I'll help you carry them there. It is the ONLY WAY I'm able to get through a month like this. . . #loveothers #bereal #bevulnerable #sharingtime #realtalk #communityovercompetition #lifteachotherup #beareachothersburdens

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Morning cuddles are so good for us. And get the best part... you can cuddle with your pets or even with yourself. Give yourself the gift of staying comfy and cozy a few minutes in bed visualizing your day to come as it flows easily and smoothly in your vision so it shall in real life. Have a wonderful Friday! 💃 Shine bright! @ValerieBottazzi . . . . #ValerieBottazziCoach #LoveCoach #ByShakti #Limitless #SelfLoveTips #BeVulnerable #SpiritualJourney #UniversalLove #GratitudeJournal #WomansWorth #ILoveMyself #SelfLoveMatters #YouArePowerful #CreateTheLove #EndTheSilence #PursueYourDreams #TheHappyLife #FillYourCup #ThatsDarlingMovement #HighVibeTribe #CreativeChics #HerSuccess #LifeCoaches #ALifeLessOrdinary #SeriousIntentions #SelfCare #SelfLove

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Some days it is really difficult to trust the Lord. I tell you as someone who has seen some dark and grim seasons... Trust Him. . . . The truth is that He desires far better for us, but yet you may be hanging by a thread. It's ok. Some days, weeks, months, or years we need others to come around us and hold our arms up during the battle. . . On those days where you dont want to get out of bed, I will be praying for you. Those moments at work where you just wanna leave, I'll be praying. That fight with your husband that you got a little too heated and went a little to far, I will be praying. For those who are going through the death of a child, loss of a friend, the disappointment of heartbreak again, the fear of going to college, or even just having a rough day, I will pray. . . For those who are celebrating their babies birth, laughing with friends, studying for that big test, just buying those fabulous pair of earrings, graduating high school, getting married, got that call back to go into an interview, made dinner for the 1000th time, in the middle of fostering, etc I will be praying. . Whether through the ups and downs, I would love to hear your prayer needs. I pray that i can speak to and share in the hope of Jesus with you. I am expectant of what the Lord is going to lead us through in this podcasting journey. I hope you stay a while. #BeEncouraged #BeVulnerable #BeAuthentic #BeYou #WhatsUpGirlPodcast #sharinginlife

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WELLSPRING Today I have cried. I rejoice. I have cried today, Met the fountain that leads us so near to the wellspring of life. Tears, these little silver linings of the clouds, Fall to the earth within me; I rejoice, I am blessed. Here I sit at the wishing well of growth. I am but a penny, I throw myself in gladly. These rains pour over my Sahara, Saturate my parched spirit. Each drop satiates me with a new budding blossom. Tears of learning, Drawn lines of wisdom on the corners of my mouth; These rains wash away the ignorance of bliss. Tears of gratitude, Caressing tired cheeks; These rains flood the empty oceans, That I may know the depth of living. Tears of strength, Singing the fearless truth: These rains pour courage into the cracks in my bones. Tears of healing, Dancing me to my own reflection in the heavens; These rains call the lost stream back to her home. I smile to know tears have invited me to hold them in the cradle of my eyelids; I whisper a prayer of thanks, To have dared to know the fruits of tears, This turning of my deserts to flower beds. #bevulnerable #vulnerableisbeautiful #biggirlscry #bigboyscry #shameless #courage #survivor #healingjourney #growth #silverlinings #gratitude #gratitudepractice #poetryofinstagram #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poemsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity

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Life is hard. And sometimes it’s really messy. Everyone is trying to find happiness amongst the chaos. . Happiness is an inside job friends. . NEWSFLASH: loving yourself, your body, and who you are has nothing to do with your weight or the number on your tag! . Self love and finding true happiness is not going to be found in the house you buy, the car you drive, the clothes you wear, the number on the scale, the friends you have, your career, or even from your spouse. . True self love and happiness comes from inside and spending time working on yourself and learning to love YOU and all your perfect imperfections. . First step in learning to love yourself and to find true happiness is to know you are forgiven for your past and all mistakes you have made. . You are loved. You are forgiven. And you are worthy of true happiness. . . . #growth #happiness #learn #worthy #yesyoucan #change #selflove #selfcare #loveyourself #hard #messy #worthit #loved #mistakes #past #lessons #insidejob #forgiveness #betrue #bevulnerable #newsflash at Lakewood, Colorado

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Sometimes you don’t even know what you’re missing until you find it. My circle has always been very small...I didn’t really realize until recently that it was because I made it that way...if you never put yourself out there and be vulnerable you won’t ever get hurt...right? Probably...but you also don’t grow or experience anything new. Living in a bubble is safe, but limiting. Sometimes having something happen that forces you out of your comfort zone is a blessing in disguise. I never set out to be on a path of personal growth, I somehow just ended up on it and decided to keep putting one foot in front of the other. And man, am I glad that I did! ❤️ #personalgrowth #getoutofyourownway #getoutofyourcomfortzone #girlboss #bevulnerable #beyourbestself

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Hey there! Another selfie calls for some fun facts about me: 1️⃣ I was a ballet dancer for 15 years and continued dancing for fun and social interaction in college. (I’m an introvert so I needed a structured group to go out and make friends.) 🙈 . 2️⃣ My first job was a baker and cake decorator! Fondant, icing, the whole thing. I hid in the back and formed flowers and dinosaurs from sugar. And that was my happy place! 🎂 . 3️⃣ I’d like to own my own bakery one day. I picture myself as an older woman with a bakery in a small town and knowing everyone in the town. 🤷‍♀️👩🏼‍🍳 . 4️⃣ I was homeschooled! I never stepped foot in a school for classes until college. But I did take college courses early while I was still in high school. 👩🏼‍💻 . Now I want to learn about you! Take a step out of your comfort zone and tell me a fun fact about yourself! . . . . . . . #selfacceptance #selfloveisthebestlove #selfgrowthjourney #funfacts #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #abmlifeisbeautiful #floridablogger #gettoknowme #bloggerandbizbabes #beyourbestyou #introvertproblems #introvertlifestyle #empowerwomen #everydaymadewell #bevulnerable at Melbourne, Florida

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Stay true blue.

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brain dump after a long, crazy day...and parent teacher conferences are tomorrow...and i need to lesson plan for next week...and contest in next thursday...and sunday my kiddos are singing at some church services...and... taking a HUGE breath, praying for focus and concentration, and hopefully a good night’s sleep! ... anyone else have to brain dump or make lists? i’m also so guilty of writing things down just to cross them off 🙈 at Topeka, Kansas

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Working with a coach really can make your dreams come true. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My dream is to run a retreat where people can escape the hustle and bustle of the city, press reset and learn the tools needed to thrive and live the life they desire when they return home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Attendees would be given 1:1 coaching that could continue after the retreat. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They would also have access to nature walks, yoga, meditation, massage and well-being talks if they wanted it (no enforced fun 😂). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Having been on well-being breaks myself, I know the difference they can make - but I believe that combining that with coaching and perhaps some well-being/resilience training could really make a lasting change in the lives of so many. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your dreams and how do you turn them into reality? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dreamscometrue#selfreflection #selfdiscovery #lookinward #professionalcoach #careercoaching #lifecoaching #mindfulness #mindset #motivation #livedontjustexist #thoughtoftheday #timeisprecious #onelifeliveit #onelife #freeyourself #loveyourself #putyourselffirst #priorities #wellbeing #wellness #startliving #findyourhappy #empathy #selfcare #instagood #goalsetting #inspiration #bevulnerable #limitingbeliefs

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***SLOW YOUR SCROLL*** 🖐🏻 Girl. We have got to talk! • Obviously, we are all pretty aware that “Authentic” is the big fat buzz word going around the internet these days right? (If ya don’t know-now you know..🎶 ) • I feel like, we all knew all along that we have been drawn to authenticity. Meaning…I didn’t need the internet to tell me, that when someone is genuine and transparent about a subject, I can feel it. • Fuck the screen, forget where I am. Regardless if it’s delivered in the form of a meme or a lengthy heart felt blog post, when someone is truly putting themselves out there in a vulnerable and genuine way-I can FEEL it!!!. I’m all in!! • That being said-the opposite is also true. When someone is speaking about or posting about a subject, but there’s no connection-you can feel that to. Am I right? • I know I can. And I’m gonna be honest-I’ve been struggling a little lately with that. Not from my self, but from the internet in general. • Being “AUTHENTIC” is all the rage these days. It’s now cool to be uncool-in a way…but are people just throwing shit out there and seeing what sticks? • I’m not going to say any names, but I’ve gotta be honest-there’s a whole lot of un”authentic” authenticity going on out there! • Like I’d rather have a person post about how they are struggling to be authentic and vulnerable then to read a post about how authentic someone is, just to feel at the end like it was more of a sales pitch, than a real talk. • Like-I need a shower now because I could feel how un vulnerable that entire sales pitch was, oh…and topping it off with yet ANOTHER pretty picture of your self just makes it seem like you wanted to post this really pretty picture of your self, but you couldn’t think of anything to talk about so you decided to be “authentic” about some random topic so you could post this picture! • Honey-no one is saying you’re not pretty. I’m just saying… • Who are you trying to convince? me or you? • Long story short…I need some new shit in my feed! Tag your people who are REAL. Like…fo’ real real. Let’s send some love to those people for really putting them selves out there and truly embracing what being “authentic” means!

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Mindful eating is a practice I look forward to. There is the initial excitement when you order a meal and imagine the taste, but don’t let it stop there. When the goodness is served to you, the body and mind want to engage in the process of connecting with the nutrients you put in your mouth to savor and nourish the system that works so hard to keep us alive. My body has been experiencing new levels and depths of body pain due to a fall I had in December. It’s been 2 months of trying to recover and recuperate my body as I’ve always known it. This pain has made me stop to listen harder to what my body needs from me in order to heal and function the way it is intended to. Thankful for the healers that this low tide has brought for me to connect with. Their compassion and love has been the energetic exchange I have needed to feel supported and cared for. Healing is a process, just like we are as humans. A process that is ever changing and evolving. Life gives us opportunities daily to connect with ourselves and provide the self care/self love we were created to give and feel. Praise healing! Practice mindfulness. #mindfulness #aware #dailypractice #loveothers #holistichealth #health #wellness #wholehealth #bemindful #counseling #selfcarecoach #mindfultherapy #holistichealing #holisticliving #keepaustinmindful #keepportlandmindful #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #findyourpurpose #liveyourlife #listentoyourheart #bevulnerable #selfcompassion #yoga #yogaforlife #benowhere #bepresent #meditate #loveyourself

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What makes life worth living? There comes a point in our lives where we contemplate life and death. This contemplation, if you let it, can transform your life and the life of those around you. Ask yourself this question.... “If today was my last day, would I be satisfied with who I am and am I satisfied with the way I treat those around me?” Sometimes we take life for granted. In an instant it can be taken from us. The Ave Maria community is heartbroken right now and rightfully so. But here’s the thing..... It is disrespectful for us not to love the people around us and not utilize our gifts to the best of our potential. It’s disrespectful to the people who have left us and the people who for whatever reason cannot do what we can do. We are all unique. We are all called to greatness. We are all meant to love on another. Call the people you care about and tell them you love them. Forgive those who have hurt you, and forgive yourself for whatever reason you need to. Life is to short to do otherwise. Today I spent most of my time developing the Level Up Podcast. Having this new platform is a way I can utilize my gifts and reach other people. It’s important that you spend time doing whatever it is that makes you happy and helps others. Do the things you love. They won’t be around forever. Riposi in pace Emily ❤️ Your life has transformed mine. at Ave Maria, Florida

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I am lit up right now!🔥🔥 Riding high on so many positive vibes and want to ride this out into the foreseeable future! That’s why I made up this Daily list. If I start and end my day on a positive note, I can’t loose! I will be following this list religiously, day by day, until my whole life changes! How do you set yourself up to win the day? . #wintheday #morningpositivity #coldshower #getuncomfortable #bevulnerable #dailyroutine #intentions #startandendhappy #rituals #canthurtme #rinoskin #daily #10x #grateful #wimhofmethod #dialedin

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Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. So many women I work with get tired, disheartened and demoralized from their perceived failures at finding the "right" partner for their lives. I believe in you. Please, YOU believe in YOU! Granted, some things need to change, some work needs to be done, but LOVE is possible. You may start now by downloading the my free meditation on my profile @ValerieBottazzi and listening to it more than once a day daily. It will get you going in the right direction to get ready for love again. LOVE and brilliance, @ValerieBottazzi . . . . . #ValerieBottazziCoach #LoveCoach #ByShakti #Limitless #SelfLoveTips #BeVulnerable #SpiritualJourney #UniversalLove #GratitudeJournal #WomansWorth #ILoveMyself #SelfLoveMatters #YouArePowerful #CreateTheLove #PursueYourDreams #FillYourCup #HerSuccess #LifeCoaches #ALifeLessOrdinary #SeriousIntentions #SelfCare #SelfLover #IntuitiveCoach #MagnetizeYourLove #GoddessRising #VibrateHigher #DivineFeminine #YouArePowerful #FreeYourSoul #WomenInPower

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A big lesson that’s been coming up for me lately is owning my value. It’s probably one of the hardest, most foggy things for many business owners or freelancers and it can be hard to talk about and share that vulnerable part of yourself. I’m here now to tell you that you will get clarity on it and you will own your value and kick ass very soon :) You don’t need anything outside of yourself for that to happen, just follow your intuition always. She knows what’s up. at San Diego, California

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We all have the capacity to create- whether it is art work or writing or decorating our home or preparing a recipe. This is our unique contribution to the world around us.

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One of my best friends needed to run to labor and delivery last night to check in her little one growing inside. She had texted me last night asking for prayers because she was worried about her baby and was on her way to the hospital. I had a feeling to ask if she needed someone to watch her kids so her hubby could go with her or if she wanted me to come so she wouldn't have to go alone. I was tired but as soon as she said she was going alone, I jumped up and found a way to be there for her. ********************************** I'm telling you this to remind you to #payitforward 💛. Over the years I have been the recipient of MANY people blessing my life with kindness and love. I told myself that when I can serve and give back, I will. ********************************** We never know how much people are in need. We never know how far a simple gesture can go. Accompanying @kayleneennis last night was a simple gesture to me, however, it meant a lot to her. ❤️ ********************************* Y'all know I'm very passionate about being brave, vulnerable and empathetic and serving one another. These things change lives, including our own. ******************************** Love you friend!!!! 💙💙❤️💜🧡💛💚💖🖤 #service #spreadkindness #bestfriends #bethere #empathy #bebrave #bevulnerable #friendship #loveyoufriend #walkbesideme #realfriends at Intermountain American Fork Hospital

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How do you know when it’s time to let go of a bad friendship? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When I was considering starting to coach powerlifting back in 2017, I shared my ideas with a close friend, who told me, “no offense, but it’s gonna be difficult for you to make a living in fitness, you’re already making good money just stick to what you’re doing.” I knew what she meant- because I’m not a size 2, I wouldn’t have an impact. I mean who would hire me, right? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I know now that what my friend said had nothing to do with me, but her own insecurities and limiting beliefs about what was possible in her own life. Unfortunately, that one conversation was the beginning of the end of our friendship. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It wasn’t too long after that, I cut ties with her. At the time, it was a very difficult thing to do because she was one of my only close friends. Looking back, it was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In 2018, I set my intentions on up-leveling my tribe- surrounding myself with women who are doing big things in the world who push me and support me in becoming the best version of myself. I also had to let go of the toxic and unsupportive relationships in my life. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Up leveling my tribe has allowed me to finally start listening to my inner voice, instead of being so concerned about what my friends would think of me. If it wasn’t for the supportive group of women I have now in my circle, I wouldn’t have felt so empowered to quit my job and go full time in my business.⁣ ⁣⁣ We can not up-level our lives or achieve new heights in our accomplishments if we do not have people in our tribe who support us and believe in us. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I have learned this lesson the hard way. There have been several friendships I have had to walk away from because they were bringing me down and keeping me stuck. While this was difficult, what it has done is create a whole new space in my life which has been filled with the most amazing friendships possible. 🌈💕⁣ ⁣ Have you ever let go of a toxic friendship or romantic relationship? What helped you let go? at Downtown, Honolulu

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Courage ❤

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Yesterday I had a moment. It was one that required me to be open and vulnerable. I didn’t enjoy the feelings but I allowed them to exist. I felt like I was standing on the top of a hill, looking down at where I’ve come from, the courses of action I’ve taken to be where I am now, and I reflected honestly. I’m not a businesswoman at heart, I’m a people person, I care about hearts and making a difference, and on reflection I’ve made some pretty amateur poor business decisions due to my excitability and my passion. I get so full of ideas that I jump, when those with good business sense wait and plan and then plan some more. I opened up about my vulnerability and the support I have received has been beyond words. It seems the Mirror Movement’s cause is close to the hearts of many. Yesterday I paused. Yesterday I cried, but today I keep going. Thank you for being here. 🙏💕 #support #bevulnerable #beopen #lifecanbehard #keepgoing #chinup #positivemindset #onwardsandupwards #bumpintheroad #hardtimesaretemporary #bethechange #rolemodel #bodyimage #kindnessofstrangers #thankful #gratitude🙏 #strongertogether #womensupportwomen

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I walked in the bedroom to go to bed last night and saw these three love bugs snuggling. My heart is so full. 💘 A year and a half ago if you had asked me where my life would be now, I would have never imagined it would be this wonderful. I knew it would be great but had no clue what was to come, other than I had hard work to do to get there. I knew I had to be vulnerable, trust the universe and truly believe I’d get what I desired. I mean really believe without small doubts that always crept in. I had enough of not being fully happy in a relationship, doubting things and feeling like I’d never find my match. I always knew I would but I still would doubt at times as it seemed to be taking forever. It seemed like most of my friends had settled down and started families and I too wanted that for my life. After my last relationship, I said this is it, I’m doing my hard work, I’m going to be alone and be scared for a bit and then I’m going to grow and meet the man I’ll marry. I believed it in all of my heart and mind for the first time. I didn’t doubt. I professed what I wanted, asked the universe and believed I already found it and that I deserved it. Months went by as I did my own thing. I healed, dated, hung with friends and sat in my vulnerability instead of fighting it. Then I met Michael. During the months before I met him I had made goals to commit to things that I had put off. I bought a new car, adopted my handsome cat Barnes and took a course on discovering what it means to make possibilities actual realities. Things started shifting rapidly. For us things went quickly because timing was on our side and we had let go of things in our past that no longer served us. Over just a year later, Michael and I are living together, engaged and very in love with one another and our fur babies. My point in sharing this is we all go through ups and downs in life. No matter what struggles you are facing if you are patient and truly work hard to face your inner battles, you will win. It’s amazing how often we are holding ourselves back from our true desires. (More in comments)

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Trust. Who do you trust? Why? Do you trust yourself? I find it very difficult to trust other people and if I’m being honest, I often don’t trust myself. This is something I have been working on for years. Processing memories of past pain that show up in the present. Just like in my yoga practice millimeters are miles. Opening my heart one day at a time. . . . . . #bevulnerable #yogamind #openyourheart #yogafortrauma #trustyourself #breakfree

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I have not been looking forward to today!! I’m going in to see the dentist and I’ll probably end up getting work done 🦷 The last time I had any dental work done was my wisdom teeth, and that went pretty badly... I’m dealing with a lot of anxiety surrounding this, so keep me in your thoughts/prayers ♥️⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ If you’ve been watching my story you know Donovan and I have our first anniversary coming up! Our beautiful wedding day was in September, but we were married at the courthouse on February 28th of last year.⠀ I waited way too long to plan our anniversary 🙈 so we are a week out and I’m still hunting for something to do! The storms are trapping us into a small area of SoCal, because of that I think we’ll probably head to Los Angeles and try to find some activities we’ve never done before. If you have any suggestions of unique things to do in LA, drop them in the comments! 👇🏼 I can’t wait to share anniversary pictures with you all 🙌🏼 at St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church

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Becoming a mom is hands down the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. I am BEYOND in love with my little squish, and I love him more every day.⁣ ⁣ But this postpartum journey has been the hardest time of my life. I feel like so many people just show the highlights, but they don’t share the hard parts too. And this is HARD! ⁣ ⁣ People tell you that you’ll be tired and not sleep when you have a baby, but until it ACTUALLY happens you don’t realize how much it runs you down to wake up 4 times a night without catching up ever. ⁣ ⁣ People tell you to give yourself time for your hormones to get back to normal. But you don’t realize how bad those swings are going to hit you until you’re crying in the shower but don’t even know why or picking fights with no purpose. ⁣ ⁣ It’s not easy to recover after having a baby. It’s hard to figure out how to make time for your partner, yourself, and still do the things you need to do when all you want to do is snuggle up with your baby and not move for days because nothing has ever been sweeter. ⁣ ⁣ Everyone will talk about how fast baby is growing and the milestones, but there’s also HUGE growth and milestones when you become a mother. Growth you can’t even imagine until it happens to you. ⁣ ⁣ I look back and I was an entirely different person 6 months ago. And I’m SO glad! Isaac has pushed me to be a better person and continues to push me to grow and get better every day. I’m so thankful for our little miracle baby 💙 I can’t even remember what life what like without him at Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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I’ve realize how important it is to have a balanced relationship. People say it’s 50/50, but that’s not always the case. Some days one can only give 30 and thats when the other steps in and fills that 70 because that what you do when you love someone. That’s a healthy relationship, being the helping hand when they need and also accepting a helping hand when you need it too. My physical health has greatly impacted my mental health and in turn that’s affected our relationship. We have gone through so much together. From moving across one province to another, to health problem after problem, to losing people we love, to infertility, to just too many things to get into right now, but wow have we seen GROWTH. 🐛🦋 Things can get hard sometimes, but choosing to work through it instead of throwing in the towel when things get tough — that’s when you knows it’s real; when you see them choosing you even in the moments when you aren’t very choosable. He chose me, I chose him; and we just keep choosing each other because that’s LOVE. 💖 Find someone who chooses you and keeps choosing you — through it all. #ichooseyou at Alberta

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I recently had the pleasure of running an improv workshop with a group of HS students at @futuresandoptions. They ranged from sophomores to seniors, and were eager and excited about their futures in college and beyond 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 —— But the thing that was most impressive for me was their ability to be PRESENT. Throughout the workshop, they opened up quickly, were incredibly silly and creative, AND allowed themselves to have fun while doing it. —— You would think that as we get older, get office jobs and go through “life,” we’d get better at improv because we have more experiences to pull from. But the truth is that during that time we also lose our ability to be vulnerable with new people, expose our creativity in a crowd, laugh at work, just be ourselves - these things have been beaten out of us in adulthood. —— So I’m grateful for the wonderful students at @futuresandoptions for reminding me that we CAN be in the moment, silly and creative, and that there are great benefits, both personal and professional, in doing so. —— Can you relate? #behonest #bevulnerable #improvforstartups at New York, New York

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