Quotes From 13 Self-loving, Positive Young Females

What do Lauren Conrad, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Zoe Sugg, Laci Green, Kasey Musgraves, Selena Gomez, Ellen Page, Shailene Woodley, Emma Stone, Emma Roberts and Emma Watson all have in common? Well, they all have something to say. But it is what they are choosing to say is what is really great. All of these females I would consider great role models. Not in the idea that they are perfect, but in the fact that they follow their hearts. Even if you do not agree with all of their decisions, it is hard not to respect them when it comes to the dedication to themselves in a positive way. These young women encourage other young women to value themselves unlike the messages from the media that encourage self loathing and belittlement. Below are some quotes from these strong, self-loving young women:

“You never make the same mistake twice, the second time you make it, it is no longer a mistake. It is a choice.” Lauren Conrad – Television personality, Fashion designer, Author

“Girls see enough of this body that we can’t imitate, that we’ll never be able to obtain… these unrealistic explanations. It’s better to look strong and healthy.” Jennifer Lawrence – Actress

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” Taylor Swift – Singer, Songwriter, Actress

When life puts you in a tough situation, don’t say “Why me,” say, “Try me.”‘ Miley Cyrus – Singer, Songwriter, Actress

“Be the best version of you.” Zoe Sugg – Fashion Blogger, Youtuber

“I am definitely not like the hottest young actress, the most beautiful or whatever. I have my own thing going.” Emma Roberts – Actress

“You don’t encourage people to take care of their body by telling them to hate it.” Laci Green – Science Youtuber

“Follow your arrow wherever it points” Kasey Musgraves – Singer, Songwriter

“Whenever you have a goal, whether you want to be a doctor or a singer, people will find a way to bring you down. I always tell people that if you have something you’re really passionate about, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.” Selena Gomez – Actress, Singer

“What sets you apart can feel like a burden, and it’s not. A lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.” Emma Stone – Actress

“As a girl, you’re supposed to love sleeping beauty, I mean who wants to be sleeping beauty when you can be Aladdin?” Ellen Page – Actress

“We have a set number of days to live, you know? Or like, whatever, breaths to breathe. And you’ve got to enjoy ll of them, even in the moments where you’re like, ‘I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to do this.’ Am I going to complain about it? No. I am going to f-ing make it fun.” Shailene Woodley – Actress

“What gets scary is when your self-worth is tied up in what strangers think of you.” Emma Watson – Actress

What is your favorite quote from a young female?

 

 

 

 

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Reminder About the Heart

Best advice: Treat everyone like the way you would treat your best friend. Treat everyone with the same respect, love, protection, and kindness that you would treat your best friend because everyone’s heart is fragile. It is amazing how much having a person smile at you on the hallway can change your day. However, it is hard to remember that a rude comment can also change a persons outlook on the day.

Below are the effects of positivity and negativity on the heart.

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Here is a paper heart. This heart is clean and untouched.

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But hurtful comments and actions cause the heart to crumble. The heart is no longer clean and untouched.

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As time continues, if the heart continues to receive negativity it will become small to the point where you do not recognize it is a heart.

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Slowly but surely the heart can recover. Love and positive actions help to mend the shriveled heart.

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However, the heart will never be the same again. The heart can forgive, but the heart can never get rid of its scars. The heart is no longer clean and untouched.

It is important to remember that you need to treat other peoples hearts as well as your own with care. Every action, word, intention, and deed can change the shape of a persons heart. For some actions, words, intentions, and deeds sorry is not enough. Be careful of how you choose to treat others.

“Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve upon the silence?” -Shirdi Sai Baba

What is the Meaning of This?

One of the things I love about Rochester is the art that is incorporated into the city. Almost everyday last year I walked by this painted piano. I always admired it whenever I passed it, but I never stopped to look at it for more than five seconds. Realizing that I never stopped to appreciate how awesome it truely is, I felt the need to take a few pictures of it. 

As I got closer, I found the question ‘What is the meaning of this?’ written on the piano. At first I was super excited because this was such an artsy picture that I could upload to Instagram. (My generation Y personalities couldn’t resist an automatic instinct to share this on social media.) But then I asked myself “What is the meaning of this?” 

There are so many different ways to interpret what is being asked. Plain and simple, the meaning of this piano, to me, is the little details are overlooked. Which is a shame because these small details have a huge impact.

Like I said, I walked pasted this piano almost every single day. This made me think of all the people I see on the street. Each one has details and stories. Just like taking time to appreciate the piano, I would be just as inspired by learning from others.

In the grand scheme of life, it is hard to find the time to piece together and think about life. But when you do, it is very rewarding.

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What do you think the meaning of this is? 

5 Tips for When Life Gets a Tad Bit Crazy

Because we all know that life can and will get crazy. Speaking of crazy things, I cannot believe that it is already Fall. Thinking about going back to classes and work has my head spinning. The problem solver I am, I came up with a few tips to remember for this school year.

1.Deep Breaths

Just because your life is crazy does not mean that you get to be as well. Learning to properly breathe is super useful for times when you want to lose it. Getting that extra oxygen in the bloodstream helps your to make clearer decisions when life is spinning in circles around you. People who breathe from their stomach tend to be less anxious and more at peace. Here is a video called: The Benefits of Deep Breathing by YouBeauty, to learn how and why it is important to breathe from your belly.

2. Sing

Or listen to the new Ed Sheeran song, Sing. Bonus points if you sing to Sing. No matter what you choose to do, be that listen or sing, music is such a powerful tool to relax and calm down from life’s daily stresses. Last year, my roommates and I would always sing whenever we cooked or baked. Slowly but surely, the music would make me forget about an upcoming exam or presentation. Which is extremely difficult thing for me because I am such a worry-wart.

3. Surf the Web

No, I am not talking about Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. You are trying to get away from your crazy life, social media included. Allow yourself sometime to laugh at funny videos or find things you are interested in. Youtube and reading blogs happen to be my guilty pleasure. Find something outside of your bubble.

4. Be Active

Cycling and Zumba classes were my saving grace last year. It forced me to take a break from my day and only focus on the task that I was working on. The workout not only put me in a good mood (thanks endorphin’s) but also had me energized to finish my last bits of homework or studying.

5. Focus On One Thing

Multiple studies have shown that multitasking is not very beneficial and often leads to less productivity and efficiency. This school year stop with the texting, emailing, and writing a paper all at the same time. Force yourself to sit down and write that long research paper without distractions. Trust me, the brag worthy grade you get will have everybody wondering whats your secret.

What are your helpful tips for when life gets a tad bit crazy?

 

Body Attitude > Body Image

Body Image. Just the phrase makes me cringe and want to cover my ears and run away.

Like everyone else, I was brought up on the phrase body image. There is a good body image and bad body image. When it comes personal identity there is more than just good and bad. For me, some days are filled with an overwhelming sense of self worth. Other days I wish I was someone else. Most days are neutral or somewhere in between. The fact is it is normal to not always have a positive body image. One thing that should be focused on more is ‘body attitude.’ Not only does the term have no strings attached but it better represents what is trying to be accomplished.

My thoughts circulating around about the phrase ‘body image’ bring me back to my ten-year-old self. At the time, I had no grasp of a positive self image. The only things I was aware of was what I was not. I did not have a thigh gap. I was not able to clearly see my collarbone. I did not have a oval face shape. I did not have the height of a super model. I did not have long legs. I did not have clear skin. The body image I had created for myself was extremely negative. Everyday I would look in the mirror and only see things that needed to be changed.

Attitude is so much more powerful than an image. An attitude can be easily changed, whereas an image is hard to erase. The power to change your mind is a great thing. It leads to innovation and new ideas. An image is something that is given to you. An attitude is something you make for yourself. The human body is more than just plain and simple, it is what you make it to be.

To this day, I pretty much look the same. There came a point over the years when I realized I was looking at everything all wrong and my ‘body attitude’ changed. I may not have a thigh gap or long legs, but my legs are strong and powerful. It is healthy to have meat on my bones; it is unhealthy for me to have such an evident collarbone. I have my fathers high cheek bones and round face, I am proud when people can tell that I am his daughter. I may not be the height of a supermodel, but that doesn’t really matter because I realized I cannot walk in heels anyway. Acne is not fun but it is normal. It takes time to change your ‘body attitude.’ Even now it would be untruthful for me to say that I am 100% comfortable in my skin. Learning to love your body instead of hating it is a leap in the right direction.

19 Things I Learned my 19th Summer

Nature has a way of calming the mind down from daily demands. As I stare at the lake, watching people enjoy the last but of summer, I felt the need to reflect on one of my most life changing summers. My 19th summer was filled with so many life lessons. Some good. Some not so great. That being said here are 19 things that I learned this summer.

1. I will not budge on my personal working standards.
2. A little bit of kindness can go a long way.
3. Sometimes compassion is not enough.
4. Regret is an awful aftertaste.
5. Smiles truly are day changing.
6. Do something that makes you uncomfortable, you will grow as a person.
7. There is no such thing as a bad experience, it’s a learning experience.
8. It is okay to be scared or not know what to do.
9. It is also okay to ask for help.
10. Learn about other peoples needs and wants. It can change your own perspective.
11. Take time for yourself. Listen to your body.
12. People really do appreciate when you go the extra mile.
13. However, know when people are taking advantage of you.
14. There is a difference between being rude and standing up for yourself.
15. People love happy people. 🙂
16. Talk to people you normally wouldn’t. Life’s no fun when you are in a bubble.
17. Attitudes are contagious, try to give off a good one.
18. Moms give the best love advice. Listen to her most of the time.
19. I do not know everything and still have so much more to learn.

It’s the Little Things

Before you get too excited this post has nothing to do with a list of this a boyfriend should do for his girlfriend or vice versa. It is about something even more important than expectations of a significant other.

The little things that I am referring to are the little things you love about the world. With the world having the surface area of 196,940,400 square miles, there is lots of places to look for things to love.

I recently found one of my little things while I was out and about shopping. A strange as it sounds, one of the little things that made me happy was a brick blue wall that had flowers sprouting for the base of the structure. There is something about the unconventional beauty of a teal blue brick wall combined with flower blooming from the pavement.

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To me, these are the types of little things I crave in life. These are the little things that do not depend on others to make you happy, but depend only on yourself to see beauty in the world. The world is full of little things. Go find your favorites.