After being presented with the same lessons from love for over a decade, I realised the greatest love story was actually learning to love myself. I fell in love with myself on a dirt track in a remote village in Laos and here is the exact moment; - Anonymous
Why is it not ok to take time to fix yourself? Why is it not ok to get to a point where you can’t go any further, and do something about it? Why question your decision-making skills when it comes to your mental health? - Katie Northwood
I knew I was different then. I knew there were things I was struggling with. I felt different for all the wrong reasons. Although I didn’t despise myself, I didn’t always enjoy being who I was. - Ilana Stankler
My Libido ran away and left no forwarding address. I have put up posters around the area where she was last seen, called in a report and even released the scent dogs. No sign of her. - Melissa Moe
For the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel ashamed and I didn’t feel like a burden on someone. Simply put, I felt loved. Most importantly, I felt my daughter was loved too. - Shauna Gray
Pay it forward no matter how bad your situation. Sometimes this is the only thing that makes me feel better other than going to the gym which has been my haven. - Gina Martin
I looked up for probably the first time in my life. Right into the face of the hi-viz man. A man who was rather frightening looking. Bald, scar across his cheek. For once I wasn’t afraid. I looked into his eyes and actually saw him. - Sandy Marcel
You are your harshest critic. No-one else really cares what you look like. They are more interested in themselves. They do care, however, about how you treat them and others. Give yourself a break once in a while. - Karina Jaya-Ratnam
I loved you more than you realized. - Lisa Collins
I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared - I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability..... I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great, minus the bullshit....
Dad was in the middle of his story, and that’s what I hated the most. There was still so much to do, and selfishly, so much more I wanted us to do together. - Stevie Dillon
I’m going with the flow and seeing what happens. For the first time in my entire life, I feel carefree and somewhat proud of how I have resurrected myself. Although, it was total touch and go for a while there. - Sarah McLean
I wish I could see what others see when they look at me. I am still trying to find acceptance for myself and I wish I could get there. - Lauren Smith
Invest in your relationships. Including your relationship with yourself. If you are your harshest critic, cut yourself some slack and silence that nasty voice in your head. If you wouldn’t talk about someone else that way, then you shouldn’t talk about yourself like that. - Rosalie Molloy
The magnitude of what’s possible without procrastination and by breaking goals down into small daily steps! I know it seems simple, but when you actually ritualise doing it, I’ve found it’s incredible what’s possible. - Lilli Boisselet
And no way no how
You can see ahead this far
Where you're forty years old
And still to this day
Discovering Who you are: - Charlie
We each carry you with us throughout our lives now, throughout our joys and our troubles and hope to live up to the standard that you set for us as women. But most of all I hope to put you at ease and let you know that you can take a breather from worrying about your youngest daughter for a while.
- Stacey Caruso
I didn't know how to cope, so after her funeral, I booked a holiday to New York by myself. It was during this time that I found myself again and wanted to spread my mum's message about not judging anyone until you've walked in their shoes. - Joy Hopwood
'Exercise is not for everyone. Believe me, I have tried everything; in 35 years, I have decided that the only cardio I am good at is jumping to conclusions, carrying things too far and pushing my luck. I am one of the fittest people I know just from these three things.'
I was also consumed by self-doubt. Who was I to own a studio? Who was I to run a business? Who was I not to live up to other peoples’ expectations of me?
#8. “JFDI” is something that my dad always used to say as a way to inspire me to get up and do something even if it may seem too difficult at the time, whether it be taking the bins out or finishing that report when you haven’t had a coffee, JFDI (Just Fucking Do It)
Waking up on that bathroom floor illustrated in sharp, agonizing detail, the true terror I felt over being alone, and the lack of self-love that had made that fear possible. Since peeling myself off those tiles, I’ve learned, often the hard way, that being truly happy does not mean being completely devoid of sadness, and that embracing moments of loneliness, rather than running from them, makes them a lot less scary.
'Your mum friends were right: glitter really is the herpes of the craft world.' - Sarah Kossew
Written by my beautiful Mum. - SWx
Alice Hampton is sassy, savvy & successful. She has seen her fair share of heartbreak & hardship also. Here she shares 40 things she learnt in her 40 years on this earth....
I fell out of love with my full-time job & “lifelong dream” whilst finding increasing creative fulfilment, direction and love for (my side hustle). - Lauren Hung
You are your harshest critic, so don't forget to ease up on yourself, and love yourself HARD. Your essence is not defined by titles, digits in bank accounts, or what you do. It is defined by WHO you are and who you show up as for the people around you. You are a force to be reckoned with, and I'm so F*CKING PROUD of you.
Through compassion and showing one another generosity our relationship evolves with each decision, each accomplishment and each failure... We believe a relationship grows just like anything else; when it is fed, nurtured and supported. - Jen Parker & Anamarie Becker
I would by lying if I said that having a 7 month old and running a business was a breeze. The thing business and babies have in common, is that no one can quite prepare you for the incredible and challenging journey that lies ahead. - Jess Thomas
We constantly analyse decisions, create pros and cons lists in our minds, and replay past events over and over like broken records in our head. This all adds up to a worry that is so easily avoided, by focusing on the ‘now’ instead. - Mantas Zvinas