You don't have to out swim the shark. You just have to out swim the other scuba diver... #GLAM4GOOD
#MiamiBeach days at #MiamiSwimWeek got me thinking... PROTECT YOUR ENERGY 🔮✨ It's OK to say no, to excuse yourself from toxic environments, to sleep in, to forgive yourself (and others!) to let go, to speak up, to remove people from your life that bring you down. The energy you project introduces you before you ever say a word. REMEMBER THAT FRIENDS! In my opinion, the best part of getting older is energetically being able to feel out situations + people 💥
I saw 2 beautiful teenage girls tearing their bodies apart at the gym today in their undergarments. They were stunningly perfect in their own way. I of course interjected and commented on their individual beauty. They rolled their eyes and walked off because clearly, "I don't get it!" Well listen sweeties...'You're going to be 16 for only 365 days. When your mom asks you to sleep in her bed - despite your age - say YES. One day she'll be in a hospital bed and there won't be enough room to make up for RIGHT NOW! Stop cancelling plans; go out and use your legs while they work. You're guaranteed nothing. Stop denying affection. You'll never be able to love someone as a teenager at 35. Someone, maybe many someone's, are going to tell you they love you. Don't keep quiet because you've been told it's too soon. If you love them, say so! Be brutally, beautifully honest. Go out and change the world. When you're 80, you can only watch the news - you don't want to see the same issues still going on when you had a chance to fight it. Stop romanticizing the "I don't need anybody!" and "I don't have feelings!" attitude. It's easier to make friends in HS than in nursing homes. Embrace feelings and intimacy. Don't apologize for caring and don't let anybody make you feel guilty for caring even if it's one sided. You're only a teenager for 2,555 days and then you're 20! Life never slows down. Bones because fragile and break, people die, and ❤️ become weak. WITH EVERY ATOM IN YOUR BODY, LIVE RIGHT NOW!'
No one will ever be as entertained by us as us 💁🏼🙇🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ #Sisters
A year ago today I moved to #Berlin not knowing a soul or a syllable. I had no idea that journey would be the sandpaper that would shape me in so many ways. A short novel still wouldn't be enough pages to capture what I learned about myself, but in a reflective moment on an amazing weekend it clicked ... 'Sometimes #closure arrives years later. Long after you stop searching for it. You're just sitting there laughing this laugh that is unapologetically yours. As it trails off, the corners of your mouth hug your face and it hits you, "I'm so happy." It's just like that. With no fanfare or epiphany. Suddenly you are so grateful for the goodbyes that carried you to this moment, to the space you are now holding.' I wouldn't trade in my #Gypsy#SoloSoiree days for anything for they were necessary and foundational, but excited & grateful to be standing here today moving towards permanence with smiles & roaring laughter ❤️
Your VIBE creates your TRIBE... I profoundly believe in the importance of women creating room for other women! Women building each other up, pushing each other and helping one another rise! A contagious sharing of all things, a transfer of power. Grateful to these #GLAM4GOODgirls (and others not pictured!) that came out to support @glam4good's collab with @monicavinader! Shop their friendship bracelet online now - monicavinader.com/us/glam4good Proceeds help empower the work we are doing at #GLAM4GOOD! ❤️
Oliver: You have the kindest heart. You are the best big brother. You have a passion for sticker books & building space ships. I am so lucky to be your Godmother. Wesley: Your sense of humor can truly get me crying laughing. You drink a gallon of milk a day. Your cuddles make my world a better place. Mahi: I love watching you be a rockstar mama while still being my sister goofball. ❤️ What a weekend! #FamilyTies#ProudAuntie PS Wesley took my phone for a special #Selfie with Great Grandpa!
Sunset thoughts... Friendly reminder that you don't have to wait until the weekends to live your life and enjoy your life. Find your passion. It's absolutely essential you find a way to obtain the same level of satisfaction from your work as you do your free time. To live for the weekend is, after all, to waste away 71.43% of your life! Love me a good #TGIF, but also a good #ManicMonday pursuing my passion! #NoFilter#GLAM4GOOD#BeauTaplin
& maybe today is the start of something. Maybe today by simply waking up this morning, you have set in motion a series of beautifully complicated miracles. After all, reality does not have to be separate from your dreams 🔮 #TuesdayThoughts#AlisonMalee
Curvy & Confident, Fierce & Fabulous... the Seniors at #HSFI WOW'D me last night at their fashion show! Loved meeting these women through @glam4good's#Social4Good campaign! ❤️
This one, she's magic. Thanks for teaching me to jump by simply saying, "the net will appear." Many times you have been the net. So grateful to you @connie_crocker! SLAY QUEEN SLAY! ❤️