When is the last time you looked at yourself and had a negative thought about your body?
And when is the last time you looked at yourself and thanked your body for carrying your through life?
When we take people for granted, we apologize. Why don’t we treat our own bodies with the same respect?
Thank you body. I have spent more time hating you and taking you for granted than i have giving you the love and appreciation you deserve. #headhighheartforward
No everyone will meet you where you’d like to be met; that doesn’t mean that their points aren’t valid. I’ve said to many people “Calm down”, “take your feelings out of it before presenting your point”, “yelling won’t solve anything”, and things like that. Does that mean I’ve gone policed people? Yes. Does it mean I can do better? Absolutely. While i do believe that I personally respond better to logically laid out arguments that aren’t heated, that’s not always real life. That’s how I like to be met, but that’s not how everyone else acts and reacts. Sometimes emotions are inextricably linked to the arguments presented to you. Sometimes discussions aren’t eloquently laid out in a way that makes sense to me (or you). Sometimes my (or your) initial reaction might be defensiveness Bc of how the points were presented to me, but that doesn’t make them any less valid. Tone policing is real and before you tell someone to reevaluate their approach, think about why they are approaching you that way. Everyone, i repeat EVERYONE is entitled to their emotions. Everyone approaches things differently. The only way to understand each other is to listen, without judgment, regardless of the tone. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary. #workinprogress#headhighheartforward
Guys! I want to share a very important fact with you all. Did you know that humans who use the internet are actually capable of seeing something they disagree with and moving on without saying anything?! I know, I’m shocked too. 🤣🤣 #bekindorbequiet#headhighheartforward
I have mentioned in stories a lot about how Cailey is a nervous dog and the entire time I’ve had her, I’ve been working with her to ease her anxiety and help her be more comfortable in new situations and around new people. While she has come SO FAR, there are times that we need a little help. ESPECIALLY the Fourth of July. Since she was a pup, every year at this time, Cailey has run into my bathroom, curled up in a shakey little ball, and hidden until the fireworks were over (thunderstorms, too). I have tried everything short of prescription meds to help her (I don’t like my dog doped up 😞). That’s why this year, I decided to try @vetriscience composure bite sized dog chews. Recommended and formulated by vets, and clinically shown to work within 30 minutes, the ingredients work together to calm pets without affecting their personality or energy levels. We tried them when my sister’s screaming toddler was in town (too bad they didn’t arrive for her first day), and they worked SO WELL. I highly recommend you check them out. #ad#vetriscience#dogmom#fourthofjuly#fireworksarescary
I don't know who was more excited about my @hellofresh meals delivery, me or Cailey. Either way, it's definitely the highlight of our week! I don't know about you, but the last thing I want to do when I get home from a hectic day at work is figure out what I'm going to make for dinner and how to do it. HelloFresh takes that stress away entirely! The best part about these easy to make, super fresh meals (aside from the taste and making me seem like a culinary wizard) is that they have options for a wide range of dietary restrictions. Even though they don't have a gluten free meal plan, I was able to pick three meals that I could eat without having to feel slighted by lack of options. Swipe to see some pics of two of the three meals that came in my box (and some Cailey looking for food pics, lol). HelloFresh is Cheryl tested, Cailey approved. ;) Make sure to check out the link in my bio to find out more about #HelloFresh. Oh! And when you sign up for your first delivery, code CHERYLFYOGA will get you 50% off. You're welcome! #hellofreshpartner#hellofreshpics#freshfriends#getcooking
Sometimes, you have to put your faith in others...in my instance, trained medical professionals. There are some issues that we simply cannot and should not deal with alone. I’ve mentioned that my depression has been getting worse over this past 18 months, but it’s really been getting incrementally worse for the last six months with brief brakes where I thought I was pulling out of it. In all honesty, this is the longest I’ve been continually depressed for as long as I can remember. I would not have waited this long to seek consistent therapy if I had consistent insurance, bc it no longer hurts my ego to admit when I need help. But I dealt with it the best for as long as I could while insurance business got sorted (with the occasional session in between paid for by very amazing friends who knew I was struggling). What I know, is that no amount of online research, talking to friends, talking to strangers with similar experiences, etc. is going to substitute for the opinion of a psychiatric professionals for me, and for a LOT of others similarly situated. I need help that I can’t give myself and others can’t give me. There is No shame in that. There is no shame in asking for help for things that are beyond your control. You should take pride in the fact that you recognize your limitations and are working to improve your situation. I repeat, there is no shame in asking for help. There are things that will be beyond both our control and our knowledge base. We are growing up in a society where mental illness is being brought to people’s attention and there are advocates for breaking the stigmas coming together more and more. Unfortunately, we are still ingrained with the long history of mental illness stigmas and prejudice that makes it difficult to speak up. The more you play into that, the more you and me, and all of us who are affected will suffer. Be brave. Speak up. Reach out. You can do this. #headhighheartforward
You were never big on anniversaries. Truthfully, I never was, either. We’d mark them in passing with an acknowledgment of the day, never really making anything special out of the three we had. Today is a different kind of anniversary. It marks the longest we’ve been apart since we met. It marks the longest I’ve been single in my adult life. It marks the most amount of time I’ve spent moving on from someone without involving someone else. It marks the most amount of time I’ve spent by myself since i started dating and the most amount of time I’ve spent working on myself. Our relationship was never traditional so i guess it’s appropriate that I’d be posting on a non-traditional anniversary. We broke up one year ago today. Happy anniversary of the best decision we both made for ourselves as a couple and as individuals, as painful as it was, and sometimes continues to be. #headhighheartforward
Posting from @vistacelestial where I was this time last year.
People can say whatever they want about me. The words and opinions of strangers will never be harsher than the ones I’ve directed at myself throughout the years. I know myself better than anyone else does, and am my biggest source of both support and negativity. It took me a long time to build a solid foundation for myself, and while i have my setbacks, i grow stronger every day. Remember that before you leave a rude comment on someone’s page. It’s likely nothing you could say would be something they haven’t thought already, yet they posted anyway. We are all our own worst critics (pure narcissists aside), and we don’t need to attempt to be others’ worst critics as well. What’s the point? What does it accomplish? What’s the end goal in being mean to someone you barely know? Be nice or be quiet, it’s really that simple. #headhighheartforward#stopbullying#yogalife#norcal#exploreyourcity
Practicing yoga is the most life changing thing I’ve ever done for myself. Being part of this community online has only enhanced my journey along the way. For those of you who have been practicing a long time, I’m sure you can relate. For those of you want to practice, why not start now? This community (both on and offline) is wonderful and supportive and yoga can improve your life in so many ways. I dont get on preachy, “you should def do this thing” soapboxes often, but when it comes to yoga, I always will. #itsimportanttome. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY! To all the yogis and Yoga teachers out there, and those of you who will be yogis soon.
Photo by @sfreneenyc in my surprisingly, still kinda clean white pants from @aloyoga@alonewyork
I asked in my stories if you’d be down to Yoga in an abandoned place. Most of you said yes, but some said no (most citing either legal or fear based concerns). If I told you I wasn’t alone (@justinyoga took this pic), it was broad daylight across from a park, and there weren’t any “no trespassing” signs, would that make a difference? Yoga in abandoned places?? Yes or no?
Cheers to my dad for all the things he’s taught me in my life. I don’t always give him credit, and we don’t always have the healthiest means of communicating with each other, but because of him, I have so many of the characteristics i love about myself. Because of him I am athletic. Because of him I am self reliant. Because of him I have an interest in a wide array of things and knowledge on a large number of topics. Because of him I am always curious. Because of him I have and am so many different things that I love about myself. Despite our differences, he is a wonderful father and I am lucky to have him.
Happy Father’s Day to all dads who are currently with us, or who have passed, as well as the father figures we have in our lives who also deserve to be recognized. #headhighheartforward#happyfathersday#rosegarden#norcal#vallejo