Everybody has the body to love…

When I vacation on the beach I often reflect and write. Connect with God and with nature. Plus I have a blast! On my last vacation I wasn’t at my lowest or even ideal weight but I decided some time ago to love myself consistently. When I’m up, down, long hair, big hair, no hair, etc. So I did. After I saw this photo, I posted it on social media and journaled. Define your own beauty. Don’t wait to be an expected standard of beauty , weight, height, or whatever. Improvement is great but don’t wait and miss out on how beautiful you are now.

 

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Be Beautiful,

Katherine White

Silence. Self. Love.

My days are filled with noise. Noises like the alarm clock or sounds of cars in traffic. Noises like encouragement or discouragement. Lovers or haters. Then there is noise that I create on purpose. I sing. I talk out loud. Even when no one else is around. I listen to music. All noise. I go to public places when I am writing, editing, researching, or studying. I do my best work on projects with noise. I have spent time living and traveling alone. I have learned the value of silence in those times. I do my best work on me in silence. In quiet times I learn about myself. Loving myself. I reflect on the real me. Who I am when no one is around to judge or to congratulate me. I ponder on why I react, feel, or see things in one way or another. I ponder. I celebrate. I acknowledge progress and growth. I pray. I pray to continue doing the good things and for help to do better or stop doing the not so good things. I reflect on how I feel about myself. I think of whether I have been slacking in areas or being too hard on myself in other areas. I think about whether I have allowed others to influence my personal thoughts about myself. So much happens in silence. My goal in silence is to be present and aware of who I am outside of the noise. Not to fill every moment of my days with noise. Silence helps me to see my true self, love my true self, and explore the areas that can be better…

Be Beautiful,

Katherine White image

Healthy self-love…

After losing a significant amount of weight I developed insecurities that I never had. I thought that was strange. Then after gaining some of the weight that I had lost. I developed a different set of insecurities. Also strange. I am now in a good place. A place of self-love and acceptance. In my up, downs, and in betweens I love me.  I started setting goals to just be my best self and to be good to me.  I’m using my own transformation as motivation. I loved myself in the photo from 2009. I was a model and everything. Yep! Couldn’t tell me a thing. Over the years I have become significantly healthier. My story is still being written and every day I strive to be better than I was. I have learned that healthy living starts inside. The external results are just enhancements to the beauty that takes place internally…

Be Beautiful,

Katherine White

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