Friday, June 28, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 109!

I love #PositiveThurs! There. I said it. ;)
You are all so amazing and make me smile SOOOOOOO big! Let`s get going!



Thank you to everyone! Here are all of your amazing tweets in a slideshow!

Friday, June 21, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 108!

I may be suffering from "Too much fun"-itis this morning. Also known as, "I didn't get to sleep until after 2am and the alarm went off at 6:30"-itis. #TIRED
I was a part of the social media team at the VIATeC awards last night. AND IT WAS AMAZING! We ended up getting #tectoria to trend IN CANADA! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!

Ok, ok... Let's do this thang! I'm not going to say anything in between the featured tweets today - ENJOY!

Here are all your amazing tweets in the slideshow! Have a GREAT GREAT week everyone! <3

Friday, June 14, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 107!

Hello everyone!!

Another amazing week together this week!

EXCITING NEWS!! I'm going to be talking all about #PositiveThurs today at NOON (pst) on #SocialTimeTV. If you've got a minute - check it out!

Let's run into your awesome tweets!!

Look at that smile!!

We all know by now, that the way to tug at my heart strings is FAMILY!

Sometimes, it's just this simple:

Or this simple:

Or even this simple!

Love is a great reason to be positive!

This really spoke to me:

and last but CERTAINLY not least:

Here are all of your AMAZING tweets in the slideshow!
Thank you for another week of sharing your love, struggles and positive attitudes!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Why things like 'Strong Is The New Skinny' hurts more than helps.

This post stems from thoughts I had after reading Skye's post 'Why "Strong is the New Skinny" needs to die.' Which I suggest reading, even perhaps, before my post.

Skye points out that the slogan is worthless now. If you were to google it, you'll see that indeed, you still need to be skinny. Along with all these pictures of women posing. Not ACTUALLY being 'strong'. This isn't empowering at all!

When I was overweight and doing nothing about it, all the ads about how women were only attractive or worth anything if they came in sizes 10 and under, fuelled my self worth.

However, all of these ideals confused healthy for me. I was convinced that people only ate right and exercised if they wanted to get skinny.
Take a minute to think on that one, because it was a BIG realization for me.

I ended up equating Healthy to Skinny.

Convinced that I was not genetically made to be 'skinny', I was on a mission to show that you could be overweight and still be happy with yourself. I wanted people to accept themselves for who they were. My energy was misdirected from all the misinformation. THIS is the problem with these types of ads.

You know what can also be so scary about 'Healthy = Skinny'? Some thin people don't realize the damage they are doing by living an unhealthy lifestyle. The damage that they are doing to their bodies doesn't necessarily show on the outside.

I still advocate for accepting yourself for who you are. HOWEVER, I'm a bigger advocate for also treating yourself right. You can be overweight and love yourself. You can be skinny and love yourself. The best way to love yourself? BE HEALTHY.

Friday, June 7, 2013

#PositiveThurs - Week 106!

I just realized that since we're at week 106... We've passed the TWO YEAR mark with #PositiveThurs. WOW!
I can't believe it! That is freaking AMAZING!

I just want to first say that you all have influenced my life in only the most positive of ways. I am so grateful for all of you!!

Secondly, I wanted to remind you that it's ok to make a typo! While the "OFFICIAL" hashtag is #PositiveThurs, I check PositiveThurs, PositiveThursday, PostiveThurs, PositveThurs, PostiveThursday, PositveThursday, PositiveThrus.... ETC. I think you get the point. :) I try to make sure I don't miss any misspellings of the tag!

OK, let's get into it! Do more of what makes you AWESOME!!

After reading this, I have the song stuff in my head. Making me SMILE!

Love this reminder:

What an AMAZING thing that @HeroWork has done for the Mustard Seed!!!

THIS, Tikki, looks like heaven on EARTH!


Waves/Large bodies of water are my 'peaceful place.' It's a good thing I live on an island! :)

You are all so amazing! Here are the AWESOME tweets shared by our fabulous community!