become a better version of yourself

…moving into middle age—you think about wholeness in a different way. In some ways, you are more whole, in other ways you’re more realistic about romance. The myth of ‘The Origin of Love,’ of finding a way to complete yourself—the young version of that is, ‘One person is going to complete me forever and heal the primal rift.’ And then you become a little wiser, even at the end of Hedwig, she’s alone in one way but there’s a kind of wholeness implied, because she’s been through these experiences. She’s the sum of everyone she’s met. You understand that more when you’re older, for better or worse. And, hopefully you’ve made the right choices as to who those people are. Everyone makes mistakes, and they make loving mistakes, which is really the best you can do.
—  John Cameron Mitchell (x)

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anonymous asked:

any tips to be better person? i don't want to be hated anymore

I think just strive to be the best version of yourself. Don’t look up to other people you see on Instagram or whatever just do things for yourself and you will become happy and realise that even if people hate you your happiness is more important. Another thing to remember that my friend told me is that what people say about you says more about them than it does about you. X

fuzetea asked:

Soooo today is the 17th, right?? And if I remember correctly... IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy happy birthday, Emmy Bear! Another year that I've been blessed to know you and I couldn't be happier! Everyday you become a better version of yourself and seeing you grow into the beautiful, talented, intelligent, funny young woman you are has been amazing and I look forward to continue seeing you grow! I love you always baby girl!!!!!!!!!! <333333

Aaaah thank you jade!!!!

ILYOO so so much!!!

Bettering yourself.

I’ve always loved the idea of becoming the best version of yourself however I’ve always failed to achieve this due to lack of routine, goals, motivation; Over the past few days all I have been doing is bettering myself, whether that be sport, writing, socialising, learning about everything and anything, When i’m older, lie older older I want to be the old man my grandkids come to for random information, I seek to always be active and better myself in every way imaginable. Over the past few days I’ve noticed a increase in my health, i seem more motivated, I am no longer tired or angry, I just learn, learn, learn… It’s honestly great, routine is a pretty cool thing too.

I think I figured out what love feels like.
It’s not painful like I thought it was supposed to be. Love isnt jealous or controlling. It’s not crying, it’s not the feeling of your heart dropping. It’s selfless and pure and hopeful and brilliant and every sigh is a sigh of relief and I am so disappointed in myself for thinking anything else of it.

Love is simple, it’s beautiful and healing and helps you grow. Everything it touches becomes a better version of itself. Love is 2AM adventures and sleepy kisses at noon. It’s warm and gives you a different perspective of yourself. It’s wanting the best for someone and feeling comfortable with their decisions. It’s being at peace even if they decide to leave. Even if it means missing them you’re still okay, because it doesn’t mean your love for them is any less significant.

Journey

Life is a journey.  We make goals, trying to become better versions of ourselves.  Sometimes we fall short of those goals.  We experience setbacks - some larger than we would like to admit.  But life is not a strictly uphill process.  It’s full of climbs and dips and plateaus.  And that’s okay.  With a bit of prayer, determination, and self-forgiveness, we can continue along our paths.  It’s alright to be less than perfect.  

To be honest, I have been slacking off so much due to school works last couple of weeks. This quote from @testosteronenation fits perfect about what I want to say. There are always people who are having stressful life than me and they get things done whatever it is. But me, I have been making excuses and trying to avoid the consequences. Today, I was going to make another excuse to skip the gym then I said “f@&$ it. Imma go bust some irons!!” As a result, I had a pretty good session. What I’m trying to say is that If any one of you want to make progress and become a better version of yourself. You need to be discipline, patient, and no more excuses. Your body and mind will always make excuses. Excuses get you no where but backwards. From now on, you TELL them that YOU ARE THE BOSS of your mind and body. So stop make excuses and start make progresses. It is never too late. #motivation #thoughtoftheday #noexcuses #discipline #patient #mind #body #life #gymlife #gymaholic #progress #workhard #dedication #fitness

Recovery

Recovery is not all smiles.

Recovery can feel like everything is getting worse but we have to stay strong and hold on for the better days.

Recovery doesn’t mean I wont relapse again.

Recovery doesn’t mean everything is better. 

Recovery doesn’t mean I don’t cry before I got to sleep. 

Recovery doesn’t give you the right to tell me all the things I did wrong in my life trust me, I remember every little thing I’ve done that was bad and I regret it but by recovering I am going to need to get past all of my wrongs.

Recovery doesn’t mean I will forget you it means I will accept that you are in my past.

Recovery means I want to become a better version of myself.

Recovering means I want to get better even if it is hard.

Recovery is getting better it is a long process its mountains and its rainy days and bright blue sky’s.

You deserve recovery.

You deserve to get better.

You deserve to love yourself.

You deserve to smile

You deserve to laugh

You deserve to be treated right and cared for.

You deserve to be loved.

You deserve to sleep in once in awhile.

You deserve to have a lazy Sunday.

You need to take care of yourself. You cant always put others before yourself.

You are Important.

You are loved.

People are here for you no matter what.

Days will get better things will get easier please don’t give up. 

You need to stop playing chance with death because if you were to actually lose one day I don’t know what I would do without you.

People care about you.

I care about you. IF YOU are reading this and YOU are feeling like you aren’t worth life anymore please seek help please reach out for help! I don’t want to lose you We don’t want to lose You.

The numbers below are some people you can call for help and support:

Bullying UK (UK only)
0808-800-2222
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.bullying.co.uk


Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

CyberTipline
800-843-5678
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.cybertipline.com

Kids Helpline (Australia only)
1800-55-1800
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.kidshelp.com.au

Kids Help Phone (Canada only)
800-668-6868
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.kidshelpphone.ca


National Suicide Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
800-442-HOPE (4673)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.hopeline.com

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention
(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)
Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM
http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

Depression and Bipolar Support

800-273-TALK (8255)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.dbsalliance.org

National Hopeline Network

800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

800-442-HOPE (4673)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.hopeline.com

Crisis Center and Hotlines Locator by State

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/getinvolved/locator

Suicide Prevention Services Depression Hotline

630-482-9696

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.spsamerica.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention

(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)

Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

Eating Disorders

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Eating Disorders

630-577-1330

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

http://www.anad.org

National Eating Disorders Association

800-931-2237

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org


Mental Health

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

National Hopeline Network

800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

800-442-HOPE (4673)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.hopeline.com

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center

866-615-6464

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/site-info/contact-nimh.shtml

National Mental Health Association Hotline

800-273-TALK (8255)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.nmha.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention

(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)

Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

School Violence

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

http://www.promoteprevent.org

SPEAK UP

866-SPEAK-UP (773-2587)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.bradycampaign.org/our-impact/campaigns/speak-up

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline

800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.thursdayschild.org/

Stress and Anxiety

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

National Institute of Mental Health Information Center

866-615-6464

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

National Mental Health Association Hotline

800-273-TALK (8255)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.nmha.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention

(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)

Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

http://www.yourlifeiowa.org

Suicide

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

National Suicide Hotline

800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

800-442-HOPE (4673)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.hopeline.com

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

800-273-TALK (8255)

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Thursday’s Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline
800-USA-KIDS (800-872-5437)
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week
http://www.thursdayschild.org

Your Life Iowa: Bullying Support and Suicide Prevention

(855) 581-8111 (24/7) or text TALK to 85511 (4–8 PM every day)

Chat is available Mondays–Thursdays from 7:30 PM–12:00 AM

http://www.yourlifeiowa.org




NFL Star JJ Watt Signs With Reebok

Reebok expanded its stable of sponsored athletes today, partnering with Houston Texans defensive star JJ Watt. The sneaker company teamed up with the NFL megastar with hopes of inspiring people to achieve their full fitness potential as a part of its “Be More Human” marketing campaign. “Being a better human isn’t about constantly setting records; it’s about working hard to become the best version of yourself,” said Chris Waldeck, VP of Reebok US, in a statement. “Not only is JJ the embodiment of that belief, he is an incredibly inspiring athlete who can spread that message further.” The campaign is designed to get people to push past their comfort zones to reach their potential in fitness. The 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive standout celebrated the partnership by releasing a video of him performing a 5-foot-1 box jump while wearing the company’s latest technological innovation, the ZPump Fusion. According to the company statement, Watt missed the mark on his first attempt but made it on another try. The act of getting back up and trying again, the company said, is an ideal trait of someone who wants to “Be More Human.” “We saw him fail his first attempt at a 5-foot-1 box jump, and we saw him try again until he accomplished it,” Waldeck

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Its really hard to change yourself in order to strive to become a better version of you.
Once you realize this, the end product of what you want to be doesnt come overnight.
Today is day one, and I feel like Im going through withdrawal symptoms LOL
This self-realization is a super sad goodbye to what I used to be. I miss my old ways, how comfortable it was, how much it made me feel warm and fuzzy, but at the back of my mind, it’s extremely toxic to my conscience. I felt like a hypocrite to be honest.

I’m not going into detail of the reason why I’m changing myself, but what I do know is that this is for the absolute best for me and that I will be 100000x better than I am right now.

Let’s get at it.

By inviting my friends to read I might burn a few bridges—but it’s for the greater good. I’ll teach you when you’re older that bridges can damage you. Sometimes they’re little more than the rotting scaffolding that supports a worse version of yourself. Put another way if one’s only religion is progression bridges with their connection to old ideals and lessons better forgotten can be heretics. So light ‘em up. Become free. Become explosive material.
—  Geordie Tait, To My Someday Daughter
Be A Better You.

Don’t compare yourself to others but rather to the past ‘yous’. When you judge yourself based on what others are in looks, age, weight, beauty, possessions, you become unhappy with what you have to offer the world. But see your differences don’t make you less beautiful, they make you more so. No one can compare to you if you are the only you. So stop letting society make standards for what you can offer, set your own standards, and be a better version of yourself everyday. 

Am I Weird if I Cry in Yoga Class?

Have you ever found yourself teetering on the edge of a meltdown during yoga class? Seriously, it may have snuck up on you during active asana, blindsided you during peaceful meditation or you may have known darn well that you brought issues to class in the first place. You may even have come to class because you’re dealing with some ugly stuff and you seek yoga as a healthy means of coping… excellent decision. So there you are minding your own business in downward dog when you awkwardly feel a surge of tear-threatening emotion and you wonder ‘Am I seriously about to blubber in front of all these people?’ The decision you make here is critical. I’ve been there myself and have guided many students who go there during class. My advice? Let. It. Out. Here’s why:

Yoga class is a Healing Space

You came to yoga class to do something good for your body and mind on the journey to becoming an even better version of yourself. Get out of your own way and allow the healing you came for to happen on all levels, not only the physical. I like to think of yoga poses as metaphors anyways, with the various forms that we move our bodies through allowing us to access the lessons hidden within.

Connect with your Heart

In order to make room for even more love, bliss and peace in our lives we have to be courageously willing to release past hurt, pain, fear and anger. Know that there is much strength in allowing yourself to be vulnerable in a world where too many fake it and pretend like everything is perfect. Sometimes it just isn’t and at that moment you owe it to yourself to acknowledge the pain and allow it to work its way out. Yoga is a wonderful practice for releasing pent up negativity that you might not even have consciously realised was there.

Get to Know Yourself Even Better

You may have come to yoga class happily with clicking heels as you skipped through the door. If, however, the weepy waterworks arrive during class you are being made aware of the need for continuing self care and healing. Now is a great time to do an honest assessment of your life, tweaking the things that are out of balance.

Blissful Gratitude

While you are letting the tears fall, recognize this moment for what it truly is – a gift. Because you are courageous and open to the experience, you are being given the privilege of releasing your burdens. Give thanks and smile because the pain is leaving. Release and breathe. Be very gentle and loving with yourselves beloveds, and know that everything is already ok. You are most definitely NOT weird.

Taitu Tiye

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Maria’s childhood spirit

Spirited Young Lady: To me, there’s two kinds of growing up: standardized growing up and spontaneous growing up.

Being the latter to believe in yourself and become your own better older version. That will take more time and more introspection, but the results are usually awesome and genuine. Reminds you of someone? Maria.

You can see how as a kid she was a bit of a troublemaker and liked playing with chickens (me too, I actually named them and had them very well trained). And growing up, Maria just seems to sort of… adapt it, while also polishing up in Spain and broadening her horizons with music and art and books.

Back in San Angel, while she is trying to figure out if and how Manolo and Joaquin have changed through the years, she is still full of life and young at heart.

She’s paying a lot of attention to how Manolo behaves in the bullring and studies Joaquin at dinner: she realizes the first is still holding on to his guitar and the second isn’t living up to her expectations.

But Joaquin and Manolo don’t seem to wonder if Maria is still Maria. The answer is before their eyes.  She’s kept her spark of rebellion and attitude, being the best word spontaneous, but also simple and honest.