I don't know who needs to read this but:
They're not smarter than you.
They're not more important than you.
They're not more talented than you.
They're not farther ahead than you.
You're not falling behind.
You're not missing the mark.
You're not off track.
Life isn't a race.
You've got your own lane and your own gifts and your own purpose to share with the world.
You're doing great.
Comparison is a deathly distraction unworthy of your attention.
Put your eyes back on your own lane and KEEP GOING.
Written by the one and only @lerinalta 💜
Image by @sundarhya ✨💫
Or in my case, kombucha🍷😋🤣 But seriously, I’m super excited for our Yoga, Dance and Healing retreat in Bali this fall! Did you know that simply planning a trip can be good for your health The thought of a vacation alone can help manage stress and increase happiness way before your trip even begins. So if you’re in need of a sweet get away then #HealHerInBali might be for you honey boo 💅🏽💆🏽♀️ Friday is the last day to register with the early bird price + use special savings code. Which means you can reserve your space for just $500 when you register by July 19th! (and in the end you will be saving $400 off your total registration!) Remember to use CODE: BaliSavings19. This retreat is more than halfway full with 6 spots currently available. So if you’ve been thinking about joining us in Paradise, now is a really good time to consider the possibility of making it happen! Link in bio 💜💫 #HealHerWorkshops
Dreaming about returning to paradise. Wanna join me This fall you’re invited to experience #HealHerInBali - A Yoga, Dance and Healing retreat dedicated to uplifting women through the theraputic medicine of movement, sisterhood and self-care. We invite you to immerse yourself in Bali -- Land of the Gods – As we utilize sacred tools to bring healing to your mind, body and heart. ⠀
If this retreat is calling you, take note that the early bird registration price will not be available much longer. And if you missed the extra savings option offered earlier on then you’re in luck, cuz we’ve extended the date to match the early bird deadline for you to receive an additional $100 off your deposit. That means you save a total of $400 when you register by July 19th! Remember to use CODE: BaliSavings19.⠀
The retreat is more than half way full with 7 spots currently available. So if you’ve been thinking about joining us for this experience, now is a really good time to consider making it happen!⠀
Visit link in bio for details on the retreat and to reserve your spot ❤💫⠀
Happy born day to my beautiful grandmother aka guru granny aka spiritual soulmate. I love you. I’m incredibly grateful for your existence, life lessons and endless love 💞💕💞
Oh hi! Just wanted to let you know that July 19th is the last day to register with early bird savings for our Yoga, Dance and Healing retreat in Bali this fall. We’re already half full so don’t sleep if you want in on this #HealHerInBali experience. Dm me if you have any questions. Link in bio 🧘🏽♀️💃🏽🥥🌴
Feeling at home in my new re-imagined vintage Caroline dress made by the lovely @byellowtail. When my sis Bethany came to one of my #healherworkshops she said it was one of the only experiences she had that reminded her of being home, within her indigenous community. I took this as a huge honor and compliment 🙏🏾 We see each other. We support each other and are connected through a mutual desire to offer safe, conscious creations that encourage womyn to feel a sense of peace, belonging and home. I love how this mutual feeling came full circle within our friendship and healing art creations. Plus I think it’s a special and important feeling to acknowledge and have. Do you know what and who encourages you to feel a sense of home Tell me dear one in comments below👇🏾
Hey summer, you feel real good ☀️🌴
When I was asked to perform at #dancingdiasporafestival i was so excited. Mainly because i have so many creative babies waiting to be birthed and this was a perfect opportunity to create and share something new. And yet i doubted myself and wondered how capable i was to flex a particular muscle that hasn’t been used much in the last several years. I heard a voice say, just revamp an older piece of work that you know is good. But then a more encouraging voice kept saying it’s time to create something new. You can do it. Trust your process. Trust your purpose. Trust your creative flow. And my new work flowed through me quickly and easily. In one month I was able to create something that’s not only new but perhaps one of my favorite solo creations thus far. I’m so glad i didn’t let fear and insecurities get in the way of pushing past my comfort zone. Ironically, trusting my higher self aka #lovesvoice ended up being one of the major themes of my new creation, She Speaks. Which I look forward to sharing with more of y’all via upcoming performance opportunities I’m manifesting🤞🏾☺️ But mainly I’m sharing all of this to remind you that if you have a gift you were meant to share, it doesn’t really matter how long of a break you take from it. Of course our choices impact the way things develop, but my point is, this thing that is perhaps a calling and brings you joy is simply a part of you. And if you don’t channel your creativity via inspired pathways, trust me when i say it will negatively impact your emotional, spiritual and physical health. On the flip side, as you continue growing, evolving and expanding on your journey, that evolution will reflect itself in your creations. So to all my artists out there or anyone being called to create something but for whatever reason is hesitant to move forward, i want you to know that i believe in you. Whatever is stopping you from doing the thing your heArt is crying out for, i encourage you to do it. Ask for help, pray, meditate, make a plan, dream, take action or do whatever makes sense to you. I keep reminding you cuz i need reminders myself 😝 and we are in this together 💕 ... continued in comments👇🏾
When you do what you love, joy emanates from your pores and breathes life into your skin. I am still breathing life, beauty and joy from performing She Speaks. This year has already gifted a few magical weekends and #DancingDiasporaFestival was surly one of them. Grateful 🙏🏾⠀. . . #tatimoves⠀
Choreographer/Dancer @tatianazamir ⠀
Costume by @joni_margaux⠀⠀
📷 by @bobbysnapshots
If it’s calling you, trust that feeling, that knowing that movement towards your hearts desires. The body knows what it needs to heal . . .⠀
Have you been dreaming of the perfect get away There’s a few days left to receive $100 off the deposit for our Yoga, Dance and Healing retreat in Bali this fall. Use CODE: BaliSavings19 by June 19th. ⠀⠀
Monthly payment plans available.⠀
For more info and to reserve your spot for #HealHerInBali click link in profile 🧘🏽♀️💃🏽💫
🎥 Creative collab with @qviolin in Bali 🌴⠀
Constant mood 🤣 #MeditatingTwerkulator⠀
Thank you for this video and wonderful share @editaurial ✨ #repost 👇🏾⠀
You are allowed to be multifaceted. Never let anyone convince you that one part of your personality diminishes another. You can be both Solange and Cardi B. Twerk all night then speak eloquently at your board meeting in the morning. You can watch anime and ESPN, wear bundles and go bald!⠀
I used to suppress such important parts of my identity in order to fit a mold. Only wear certain clothes and listen to the same 3 playlists. Trying to convince myself that I was a pure representation of the images that were sold to me. An artist. A black girl. A college student. An activist. A peace maker. I never asked myself, or anyone else, what these titles meant. I only tried my best to embody them one by one, letting each identity eat away at the other. Couldn’t be too black, or too smart, or too “feministy”. Only the perfect combination of them all. A mannequin sculpted by comfort zones and respectability politics.⠀
I’m still learning how to embrace the parts of me that I’ve kept hidden, but “lemme tell you sumn”, I won’t get fooled again! Nor tricked in to believing my differences are set backs rather than level ups. Nah, not again! So don’t come my way with your limited perception of normality, or I will pop lock and drop out of your life! ⠀
Happy Monday y’all! Shake your butt and read a book today. 💕⠀
How have you learned to embrace all parts of your identity⠀