People ask why Bali for a women’s wellbeing retreat? One of the answers 👇🏻
We’re always being told that to live mindfully is to be less stressed and to live a happier, more grateful life.
These black and white sarongs are known as saput poleng, cloth of two tones.
This cloth is a symbol of Rwa Bhineda which means two opposites. Like the yin and yang of Bali.
It underpins the belief in the duality that lives in everything and everyone.
It’s about us being both good and bad, about happy and sad, about day and night, mountains and sea.
This duality is shown in the two tones.
As we strive for balance and harmony, so there are equal number of black and white squares on the saput poleng.
From birth the Balinese live this belief. They are taught not to hold on to sadness for too long as you need to be happy as well, not to sweat the small stuff as life brings its ups as well as downs, for harmony, for balance.
Holding our wellbeing retreats in a place that lives balance, makes it easier to see how we can find balance in our own lives
Inner conflict ⠀
Have you seen the movie 🎥 ‘Tangled’? When she finally decided to leave her tower 🌱 and she is battling the two aspects of herself;⠀
one she feels so happy 🥰 and empowered, 💪👸🏽⠀
and the other aspect of her feeling terrible 😱🙅🏽♀️ for letting someone else down. ⠀
Every time I see that scene, one it makes me laugh 😆 so hard, but second it reminds 🤔 me of every time you do something right by yourself or need a self care 💆🏻♀️ day or need to buy that outfit 👗 or that thing you need but your constantly battling 🙈🙉 the other aspect of yourself that feels resistant to change and the fear of letting someone down. 🦋⠀
How many of us struggle with that internal battle? And who normally wins? Your logic or your heart❤️? ⠀
How is that serving you to getting what you want in life. ⠀
Many years ago being a 👩👦single mom I would hardly do things for myself because I was in survival mode, I felt guilty, full of what ifs or worried I would be perceived as shellfish. ⠀
Who can relate?⠀
No matter what’s going on in our world 🌎 I feel we struggle with our internal duality and tend to choose guilt over what we want. ⠀
Why is that?⠀
Is it because we enjoy sacrificing? Or do we feel it’s expected of us? ⠀
What are your thoughts 💭?⠀
If you’ve been wanting to start the journey of saying yes for yourself and shedding the guilt to feeling empowered 👑 and supported. ⠀
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Meet Cristin, a rising senior majoring in Biology and minoring Chemistry. Cristin is active throughout the Gamecock community. She works as a TA, tutor, and a member of @phibetakappasociety and @uscchiomega
“My involvement on campus ignited my interest in individual advocacy. I began as an Organic Chemistry tutor and became a TA in several Biology courses. I have earned the privileged opportunity to become a Medical School Research Student, working to find a cure or the cause for Congenital Vascular Malformations. Helping others within campus gave me the ambition to begin my work within the local community as well. I now volunteer with local EMT Services. Throughout my work I was able to give back to both the Gamecock and Columbia community. I am forever grateful for the relationships I’ve made and the training and knowledge I’ve gained.”
I can’t emphasize that we need to seek in our deep core of who we truly are!
Learn what fuels you
Don’t apologize for being a certain way ... if someone you love makes you feel uncomfortable about you being your authentic self - walk away! They aren’t your tribe.
At these times - the universe is forcing us to find out who we are are and what we about!
I’ve discovered so much about me that I love and discover how strong and powerful I really am!
Many mistake my kindness for weak but they have seen the beast!
Is anyone making macrame? 😁 I really love it but never had time for it. (That was my story and actually my choice ☺️ Hi TCPers 😉) So finally I found some time and enjoyed playing with cords. Thanks, Angela @holmmademacrame for inspiration and tutorials! I had a great time! ❤️
11 238 July, 2020
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Accommodation 2 days and 1 night at Hotel Itropika beach TABARKA
Visit the town of Tabarka (port, the needles, the beach ...)
✔Dance workshops with the world famous choreographer @mcdanceofficiel and his team "Latino, zumba, AGA dance, Afro, ..."
✔2 YOGA lessons with the professional diploma coach from India @Ghaithkhammassi art and breathing technique (pranayama), vinyasa yoga and meditation at the end to recharge and have new energy.
✔Evening and gala dinner by the pool "live band, DJ & Animation ..."
✔The services of a local guide during the visits. Comfort bus for 2 days with professional assistance and qualified guide approved by the tourist office
When Austin & I took this pic, we had been married less than a month and had just moved from DC to Philly for me to start at Wharton (let’s make ALL the life changes at once, why not?! 😂🤦🏽♀️)
I had no clue the road ahead. But I can tell you I grew more in those two years in Philly than I’ve grown anywhere else!
So as you can imagine, when the @fortefoundation asked me to speak to their MBALaunch (a 9mo prep program for women applying to business school) class and share my story as an alumna of the same program, I said yes.
Sure, I shared how I:
⚡️ applied to 13 top mba programs, got into 8, with 7 offering scholarship, sure...
But I also shared how I:
⚡️ never missed a webinar, chat with a school, or free gmat tutorial
⚡️ didn’t go to brunch for months (a BIG deal to all my dc folk reading this)
⚡️ waitressed, bartended, and drove for Lyft — on top of my consulting job at Deloitte
⚡️ took the greyhound bus to half these schools and slept on friends couches
⚡️ kept it movin when the Princeton & Harvard kids also applying were like “what’s Howard?” 😳 (now I practically live in Princeton and I’ve spoken at Harvard twice so wassup 😂)
⚡️ didn’t even qualify for Deloitte’s employee tuition reimbursement program (you had to have the “excellent” performance rating not once but TWO years in a row 🤷🏽♀️) but I moved as though I was MBA-worthy anyway
I thought I shared too much info, but then, my DMs started to blow up.
Women didn’t care about my GMAT score, they wanted validation that being imperfect was not only good enough — it is normal — and it doesn’t have to correlate with your confidence and the ability to bet on yourself, and do the work.
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Hi Southeast friends, team member Alexis Christopher here!👋 Today I will be taking over the Southeast Instagram for Takeover Tuesday! Stay tuned on our Instagram stories today to learn a little bit more about me and where I go to school. You won’t want to miss out!! #designthelifeyoulove#mysocialcanvas
Happy Tuesday! 🥰
When we make peace with ourselves we make peace with everything around us. ⠀
Nothing is ever about anyone else but rather what is going on within us. ⠀
You have the power to design the life you truly love and over the next few months of retrograde season you will see exactly why the universe had to make you uncomfortable. ⠀
All of your blessings is on the other side of fear.
✨Nuovi inizi (e pessimi propositi)✨
⛔️ Basta feste, basta pigiama, panettone, serie tv: da oggi tutti produttivi, performanti e con una perfetta pianificazione.
O almeno questo era quello che mi dicevo stanotte, mentre cullavo Clara in uno dei suoi mille risvegli, la testa che già mulinava, faceva e disfava.
⚠️Poi mi sono ricordata che questo è esattamente l’atteggiamento che mi ha portato all’esaurimento prima di Natale, e che mi ci avrebbe fatto ripiombare tempo pochi giorni.
🌱E allora con calma. A piccoli passi, come l’inserimento che sta facendo Clara in questi giorni. Con la consapevolezza che se sto male io, certamente anche il mio business non fiorirà. Che è ancora il tempo della semina. E che se anche quest’anno - che ancora non dormo la notte e ho due piccole da curare oltre a me stessa - non fatturerò il doppio dell’anno scorso, pazienza. La direzione è chiara, la strada per arrivarci forse più tortuosa del previsto: non vedo l’ora di arrivare in cima, ma intanto mi godo il tragitto.✨
Anzeige | Ich gebe mir bei meinen Texten immer sehr viel Mühe und möchte mit jedem einzelnen Gedanken eine Botschaft äußern, deshalb bitte ich auch Dich Dir die Zeit zu nehmen, nicht, um das Bild zu liken oder zu schreiben, wie schön das Bild geworden ist, sondern meine Worte zu lesen und diese zu verinnerlichen 🕊
Dies ist eine Nachricht an DICH, deshalb nimm diese Zeilen auch an:
SelfCare. SelfLove. BeYOUrself.
Selbstliebe. Ein Wort, welches ich noch vor Jahren nicht gekannt, geschweige denn gelebt habe. Ich habe immer viel Liebe von meiner Familie und von Freunden bekommen, aber nie von mir selber. Erst im Nachhinein ist mir bewusst geworden, dass wir die Selbstakzeptanz nur seltenst beigebracht bekommen. Ganz im Gegenteil: wir bekommen gesagt, dass die Bedürfnisse anderer vor deren unserer gestellt werden müssen. Aber warum ist das so? Warum muss ich mich ständig auf andere konzentrieren und lasse dabei mich selbst außer Acht? Lebe ich nicht im Endeffekt für mich und nicht für andere? Der Grund ist ganz simpel: damit die Gesellschaft angepasst und strukturiert werden kann, müssen die Menschen gefügig sein und funktionieren. Damit das reibungslos abläuft, wird uns von Klein auf beigebracht, still zu sein, uns anzupassen, für andere zu arbeiten und das ohne an unsere eigenen Bedürfnisse zu denken. Ich habe es lange nicht mitbekommen, habe mich aber dennoch oft fehl am Platz gefühlt und dachte, dass an mir etwas nicht stimmt. Und so war es auch. Ich habe mich selber nicht mehr akzeptiert und respektiert. Und ich habe aufgehört die Zeichen von meinem Körper und meiner Seele zu lesen. Aber damit ist nun endlich Schluss! Ich werde keinesfalls nach jemandes Nase tanzen und werde von nun an auf meine eigene Stimme im Kopf hören. Fange auch Du an Dich besser zu verstehen. Es ist okay, wenn Du Dich im Moment verloren fühlst. Es ist auch okay, wenn Du mal Phasen hast, in denen Du keine Lust auf etwas hast und Dich einfach nur verkriechen möchtest. Aber verliere nicht die Kontrolle über Deine Gedanken. Lasse diese zu, horche hin und resultiere daraus. Lerne. Lerne Dich und Deinen Körper besser kennen und lieben. Akzeptiere Dich so, wie Du bist und glaub mir: