Spring cleaning is right around the corner. Using Purify essential oil in your cleaning routine will add a fresh, herbal aroma to any room, laundry, ANY garbage can 🤣 or car that transports a teen boy after Muay Thai or BJJ! 𝙏𝙧𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨!
#purify #springcleaning #bjj #muaythai #respectyourpartner
Love who loves you loving yourself.
I recently had the pleasure of being a fly on the wall, listening as @gienoval
described to her friend, the recent growth she's seen in me and that despite all our struggles, I've never pulled her into my darkness with animosity or by guilt.
We are 50% off each other's environment at home; we both own that which we cannot avoid.
The love, understanding and clarity in which she was explaining my path was deeply empowering to me.
She hears from others that they could never be with a partner like me; one who's unable to work, battling depression, ptsd and in chronic pain; but that their own partner cheated on them, is a heavy drinker etc...often the other person is talking from a failed perspective. G sees it, and through it.
We are growing together while those with the comments are falling apart...and it's sad, that their failing precludes them from seeing the strength Gigie is exhibiting.
I'm blessed by my own state of mind and inner strength, to have attracted a partner who can see through the bullshit.
There is no god blessing us...so we'd better step up and own the blessings we bestow upon ourselves, recognizing the god like power within us, is us.
My recent medical diagnosis by the system is a great layer for Gigie to add to the discussions in context with my self healing strategy as the medical lingo helps broaden others overall pov.
When we love ourselves fiercely, we empower those closest, to love us even more.
Love and light,
#mylove #love #understanding #innerverse
#seethroughtthebullshit #bestrong #growtogether #wegotthis #respectyourpartner #undifferentiated #lifepartner #chronicpain #mentalhealth #stigma #stigmafree #depression #anxiety #ptsd #religioustraumasyndrome #selfawareness #psilocybin #psychedelictherapy #reactivearthritis #psilocybecubensis #selfhealer #selfhealing
Please watch our third and final episode on DV awareness and share! In this episode I interview Lovern Gordon, President and Founder of the Love Life Now Foundation.
Domestic Violence affects our society in general and we all need to take an active role in bringing awareness to it. 🙏❤️ On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.[i]
Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their< functioning.[ii]
Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).[vii]
violence #dvawareness #lovelife #respectwomen #respectyourpartner #takecareofeachother #newbeginnings #betsycarolina
What a better feeling than when you share a dream or idea with your significant other and their answer is “go for it!”. ✅⠀
I mean, isn’t it amazing when you have a supporting spouse or partner that despite the consequences or regardless of the sacrifices you might have to make, he/she is there for you and supports you in your dreams?⠀
I truly believe that encouraging your spouse is crucial in a relationship and to help your partner do things that he/she would never do unless he has that little push of courage and motivation from you. Is not approval, it is courage, it is motivation so they can believe that they can do what they always wanted. 💏⠀
Here is something I never thought about until I read about it, courage is different from support. Encouraging is giving them those positive words that will eventually give them the courage to try what they want. But taking supportive action is when you are willing to DO something in order for them to pursue their dream.⠀
Are you willing to take care of the kids for a day so he/she can go back to school? Or, are you willing to not buy clothes/shoes for a year so that money can be used towards that dream? Interesting right?⠀
So, think about it! What desires has your spouse expressed and what actions can you take in order to see those desires become a reality?⠀
LETS TALK ABOUT SEX!
Just got tested again today. Everything’s clear. 👍🏽
I always test after Every partner & I also continue to test throughout monogamous relationships as well.
People forget, things can remain dormant for months or even Years after being with someone.
Unprotected sex is unprotected sex, PERIOD (whether it be oral, vaginal, anal or fluid swapping).
I’m VERY fortunate that the few partners I Did have who had STD’s, were completely adult about it & disclosed this information with me Before anything happened. I’m very fortunate. Most guys would lie or never disclose the truth.
This is why it’s so important to always BE HONEST about your sexual past, BE HONEST about your testing & BE HONEST about your results!
If you’re grown up enough to fuck: you’re grown up enough to talk truthfully about it first.
If I’m Trusting you to enter my body, then you need to be Honest. Most people refuse to communicate this topic or wont be honest about their past. And because of this; I place my trust in myself & my doctors. I will always go get tested no matter what, on top of using proper protection.
This is my body.
This is my LIFE!
#LetsTalkAboutSex #FuckLikeAPornStar #STDS #BeHonest #Honesty #Communication #CLARITY #SexualHealth #STDFree #HIVFree #GetTested #TestOften #SafeSex #TestBetweenPartners #UseProtection #Respect #RespectYourPartner #RespectYourself #HealthyLifestyle #Trust #SinOpenJournal #YouOnlyHaveOneLife #ProtectYourself
Happy Sunday you all!!! As I was doing some of my morning routine this morning and after Chris came home very late from work, I found myself doing some reflection on how flexibility can play a big role on our relationships.
Have you ever asked yourself how flexible are you in your relationship? 🤔
Life is changing every day, we find ourselves in new situations (some good and bad) and being flexible can help to have a healthy relationship with your significant other or even friends!
A lot of people’s ego get hurt if they are open to other people’s feelings or opinions… really? 😑 By being open or flexible you are not denying your beliefs or values, you are just being understanding and open to get through a situation.
If you let go and stop the need of controlling everything you are actually bringing some relief to your life because you are not letting expectations and emotions control your life. Oh boy! 😅This is a big one for me! I like to feel I can (and I know how to) control every situation but honestly, I don’t… and that’s ok.
Also, you don’t need to be right all the time. That need brings a need to win an argument and that is just going to create an unpleasant discussion between you both.
I have a strong personality and I can be stubborn sometimes, 😬 🤷🏻♀️ but I’ve realized & learned that being flexible, open minded and recognize my mistakes leads to a better life and relationship with others.
Are you flexible enough or are your working on it?
A GUY SHARED ME THIS IMAGE OF 📝 NOTE, WITH HIS OWN WORDS, AND THE WAY HE DESCRIBED LOVE. ♥️ @mbsmexhy
NOW I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE MY THOUGHTS ABOUT LOVE. SO HERE I GO...
WHAT IS LOVE?
Love is a thing that we want to share with somebody. From the cradle to the grave, we share love with our family, our friends and our beloved. No man could live a life without falling in love with somebody or being loved. When we are in love, our life is full of happiness and magic. True love has the power to heal people’s minds and souls. Love is very simple for those who have love inside. Simple but romantic sometimes!
-You can overcome any obstacle when you're in love. "When two people really care about each other, they always find a way to make it work. No matter how hard it is." .
-You make life worth living.
"I love you and I don't want to lose you. Because my life has been better since the day I found out."
-Love is never for the weak.
"Love is too weak a word for what I feel. I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don't you think I do?" .
-Stay with me until the end of time.
"When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you. When I was afraid to meet you. THEN now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you." .
AND NOW LET ME END THIS HERE AS!
a "real" relationship doesn't actually start until after the first two years. Before that, you are under the influence of a drug. Imagine! And once a "real" relationship sets in, the couple has an opportunity to develop a deep authentic connection that ripens like fine as they journey through life's ups and downs together. ♥️
💙 #karachivibes #gilgitigirls #northernareasofpakistan #respectyourselffirst #respectyourpartner #loveya #takecareyouall #kbye
"Polos opuestos ante la sociedad"
Hola a todos! Queria compartir con ustedes que recientemente llegue a conversar con varias chicas curvys y plus acerca del tema de lo que es para una chica como nosotras enamorarse y estar con alguien delgado. Pudimos escuchar diferente opiniones y anectodas departe de las chicas de como esto puede afectar ante muchos en la sociedad. Ser una chica gorda no te hace ni mas ni menos. Ser una chica gorda no te pone un limite de que necesites ser etiquetada a estar solo con chicos plus o alguno "poco agraciado" como dicen. Tenemos derecho a querer y amar a quien nuestro corazon nos dicte. El hecho de que un hombre delgado quiera enamorarse de una chica plus/curvy no quiere decir "que ha decaido en su nivel de calidad" como los demas lo refieren.
Quizas ellos hayan visto algo que no vieron en otra mujer y saben lo que es? CONFIANZA y AUTENTICIDAD. Hoy en dia nadie puede derribarnos porque caminamos orgullosas por la calle mostrando que somos iguales a todas y que no tenemos derecho a ser pisoteadas. El amor se basa en respeto hacia la otra persona. Y aquel que esta contigo en este momento y te defiende con garras ante todos esos comentarios; merece mas que un aplauso! Somos capaces, inteligentes y tenemos tanta calidad como cualquier otra chica. ¡Buen dia a todos!❤ #plussizelove #couples #respectyourpartner #curvesncurlzpty
Have you ever heard about the 5 Love Languages? 💜
Have you ever feel like you are giving all your love to your significant other or your friends but somehow it doesn’t seem like they receive that love expression the same way you intended to send it? You probably thought “I love when I get gifs from him, I am going to buy him something he really loves to show him my love” or maybe “I love when he does something for me so I’ll do something for him instead this time”
In both examples you were thinking about YOU and YOUR love language. The way YOU like to be treated and loved. But that does not necessarily means that is the way your significant other or friends prefers to be loved.
I never thought about it that way until very recently and that thought changed my mind and my relationship. Sometimes we are so focused on ourselves that we forget to put ourselves on other people’s shoes.
We all have a primary love language and knowing which one is yours AND your partners can definitely help to keep love alive in your relationship and lead to better understanding at affection. I am not going to write in detail about all of them, that’s your homework if you are interested but here they are:
❤️ Words of affirmation
❤️ Acts of Service
❤️ Quality Time
❤️ Physical Touch
My primary language is Acts of Service, which one is yours? Let me know in the comments below! 👇🏻
And if you don’t know go to www.5lovelanguages.com and take the free test! Photo credit : @kiwilabvisualstudio
Mental abuse is just as painful as Physical. You may think it's okay to use one's loyalty to manipulate them into slavery for your own selfish needs but remember this is a human being! What gives you the right to be little, hurt, curse, blame, scream and disrespect your own partner ? What gives you the authority to control another person and manipulating them into doing your dirty work? And whenever they question your sudden change of behaviour you find some way to shift the blame onto them and play the victom in the very situation you yourself created! Using their kind and caring nature against themselves, knowing very well that they will fall for false words. They will beleive themselves to be the one at fault, when you know very well what you're doing is wrong! It's sin! You are destroying another human life for your own selfish reasons! Since when has it been okay for women to be disrespected so?! Knowing full well it's not going to be easy for her to walk away, for she is so invested in making it work! Your partner both trusts and believes in you! They love you and this is the way you treat them? You need to do what is best for your partner and release them from this prison! This tangled Web of lies and manipulation! This is a human being for God sake!! Have some compassion and respect! #emotionalabuse #narcissisticabuse #narcissist #abuse #domesticviolence #domesticabuse #narcissism #respectyourpartner #respectwomen #toxicrelationships #healing #compassion #psychologicalabuse #pain #speakout #abusiverelationship #saynotoabuse #instagood #instafollow #instaquotes
However discouraged you may feel, you must continue to fight the good fight for the sake of your children. And this battle begins with respect.
Viagem longa, cansativa e estressante. Foi também produtiva, enriquecedora e glamourosa (a marca Playboy tem que ser). Obrigado 🇹🇭! Mas, nesse momento, o Mineirinho bicho do mato está igual aquela letra da música do Paralamas: “que saudade da comidinha lá de casa”. #playboycondomssummit #respectyourpartner #playboypreservativos
And the actual salary too 😊and why not. For she have been doing plenty on her part to keep the family together despite having her own career. Or for fulltime homemaker, she too need to be appreciated and rewarded for sacrificing her time for the family, wholly. A wife is not your slave nor your maid but she is your partner, your friend and your precious jewel.
Loves brings you home.
for the scoop on growth and healthy relationships💜 Read today’s thoughts... Many relationships are based on fear; whether it’s the fear of being alone, not being loved/accepted, or a false feeling that there’s a “need” only another person can fulfill. In reality all the love, happiness, and contentment is found inside yourself&is not attainable from an outside source. Any feelings of unhappiness spring from within you which only you can fix. In fear-based relationships, one or both partners are afraid to speak up and tell their truth about what they really think or feel, out of fear that it will rock the boat, cause an upset, or that it may the end the relationship. That fear is your responsibility—not your partner’s. Ultimately, if you cannot be completely truthful&tell your partner, face to face, what’s bothering you, then you are not being honest with yourself&your partner. If you feel you have to hide your true feelings&thoughts then you are living lie—a superficial relationship that’s bound to fail. Conversely, if your partner tells you his/her opinion&it upsets you so much that you shut down inside and get upset, those are issues you need to handle within. Why does it anger you so much if, for example, he tells you to eat healthier, take care of yourself or shares with you what the needs of your child may be, esp. when it all comes from a place of love or betterment. If you get that disturbed about hearing your partner’s truth/opinion, you need to do some soul searching. Do you want a partner who will just appease you and tell you things you want to hear, OR a partner who will push you to do better, to grow, a partner who tells you all of her/his thoughts and feelings so both of you can grow?!Not everyone can handle the raw truth; and not everyone is ready for growth. You&your relationship will only grow and survive, if you can handle disturbance and difficulties and work through issues without shutting down in anger/resentment/pain. It takes courage! #relationshipquotes #respectyourpartner #integrity #relationshipgoals #growth #spiritualawakening #lovetakescourage #canyouhandlethetruth #healthyrelationships
Many relationships are based on fear; whether it’s the fear of being alone, not being loved/accepted, or a false feeling that there’s a “need” only another person can fulfill. In reality all the love, happiness, and contentment is found inside yourself&is not attainable from an outside source. Any feelings of unhappiness spring from within you which only you can fix. In fear-based relationships, one or both partners are afraid to speak up and tell their truth about what they really think or feel, out of fear that it will rock the boat, cause an upset, or that it may the end the relationship. That fear is your responsibility—not your partner’s. Ultimately, if you cannot be completely truthful&tell your partner, face to face, what’s bothering you, then you are not being honest with yourself&your partner. If you feel you have to hide your true feelings&thoughts then you are living lie—a superficial relationship that’s bound to fail. Conversely, if your partner tells you his/her opinion&it upsets you so much that you shut down inside and get upset, those are issues you need to handle within. Why does it anger you so much if, for example, he tells you to eat healthier, take care of yourself or shares with you what the needs of your child may be, esp. when it all comes from a place of love or betterment. If you get that disturbed about hearing your partner’s truth/opinion, you need to do some soul searching. Do you want a partner who will just appease you and tell you things you want to hear, OR a partner who will push you to do better, to grow, a partner who tells you all of her/his thoughts and feelings so both of you can grow?!Not everyone can handle the raw truth; and not everyone is ready for growth. You&your relationship will only grow and survive, if you can handle disturbance and difficulties and work through issues without shutting down in anger/resentment/pain. It takes courage! #relationshipquotes #respectyourpartner #integrity #relationshipgoals #growth #spiritualawakening #lovetakescourage #canyouhandlethetruth #healthyrelationships
My Strength...My Best Friend... Seven as significance and relevance in today's religions, cultures and worldy life that it's almost forgotten about and unrecognised.
Seven years ago today God Almighty humbly tied my life to you. Even before that, and before the sky was introduced to the sea, our names were written together side by side.
My life, my successes, happiness, my strength, my human diary and this one half of the deen all stems from the belief, hard work, determination and prayers of you and the blessings of our faith.
Seven years feels short and even after that amount of time and going through much good and the most difficult times one could imagine...I still don't feel like I am the best person or husband I can be. So with that said...now...#imjustgettingstarted
Here's to us together forever.
💯 on the #anniversary
😊🥰 To the world - As it is said...the relationship between husband and wife should be like the relationship of a hand and an eye.
If the eye cries, the hand should always be there to wipe its tears....
Just like the husband wipes the wife's tears.
🇬🇧👇Я не перестаю удивляться вопросу «как тебя муж отпускает?» Ребят, вы серьезно? Вы так живёте, отпуская или не отпуская своего партнёра? А где та самая взрослая жизнь, о которой мечтаешь в детстве, когда тебя родители не пускают куда-то? Хотя у меня такого тоже не было, потому что мои мама и папа мне ничего не запрещали, но объясняли где какие риски, чтобы я смогла научиться заботиться о себе сама. Так вот про мужа. Мне лично кажется, что лучше уехать делать что-то классное для себя, скучать, созваниваться каждый день (или не каждый) и взахлёб рассказывать об увиденном, с нетерпением ждать встречи, чем быть привязанной к какому-то месту, чтобы только держать его и себя на коротком поводке. Я - не только моя работа, я - не только жена, я - не только мать/дочь, я - человек со множеством интересов и функций.
I believe that freedom is one of the greatest manifestation of love. When you don’t tie up your loved one to yourself, when you don’t control another person, when you trust your partner and yourself. When you realize that marriage is not a possession #respectyourpartner #freewill #happymarriage
Relationships are complicated. 💜
Connection is so important for our overall health, and we all love to feel connected to another person, but sometimes we sabotage that connection.
We sabotage it when we do not regulate ourselves. Feeling entitled to vomit our strong emotions all over our partner won’t keep you connected.
Yes, we want a partner who will be able to be in the space of our feelings, for sure, but out of respect, we may want to ask our partner if now is a good time.
And that takes some skill in self-regulation.
More to come! 💜😀