I can’t believe this is actually happening. The Trump Administration is literally ripping families apart and traumatizing children. It’s fucked. 😢 - #repost @shaunking with @get_repost ・・・ My God. The Trump administration has opened up three "tender age" detention centers in South Texas for babies that have been forcefully taken from their parents. A fourth infant detention center is about to be opened. This is Rachel Maddow as she gets the breaking news.
When I first emerged into the personal development space, I tried so hard to be friends with those I looked up to. People who had large IG followings. People who had massive YouTube channels. People who had the success I yearned for. And I did this because that’s what we’re taught to do in this industry. We’re taught to surround ourselves with people who inspire us and motivate us to do + be better. But over this past year, I’ve experienced the truth behind the perceptions. Masks have come off. Truth has been exposed. And I’ve realized the importance of having MY needs met in friendships. I’ve uncovered MY truth and what’s truly important to me when it comes to creating real connections. Which led me to “unfollowing” many who I once thought were my friends, as well as those who I once looked up to for inspiration. The more I uncover about myself, the clearer I become about WHO I choose to share my energy with—online AND offline. It’s funny how easily we can get caught up in “following” people—whether its online or offline or both—the act of “following” can often deter us from seeing and experiencing OUR inner-most truths. Get clear about your reasons for “following”. Whether it’s people online, friendships offline, or a mix of both. Get crystal-fucking-clear. And know that sometimes, your soul needs to “unfollow” in order to connect to its truth. ✌🏽✨
THIS IS MY EMERGENCE. For years I was hiding behind my pink hair. It started 11 years ago when I went blonde. I hated looking Indian and I wanted to hide my true color. I loved that people could no longer guess my ethnicity. A couple years after that, I went pink. I worked as a nightlife promoter and I was desperate to stand out. I wanted the attention because I desperately yearned to be seen. My pink hair stayed with me for almost 10 years. It became a part of my brand—both for this business and my last business. I became “known” for my hair… and that made me feel seen. Pink hair made it easy to spot me in a crowd. Pink hair got me attention, both offline and online. Pink hair became my mask, without me even recognizing it. Sure, it’s just hair. But for me, it became the thing that helped me feel seen, known, and recognized. Over the past 9-months, I’ve been going through an intense evolution—one that has me diving deep into my truth. I’ve been shedding so much… Shedding people, Shedding parts of my business, Shedding pieces of myself. I’ve been shedding, I’ve also been expanding into my BEING—all that is me. Through this evolution, I find myself emerging into the world in a major way. And within this emergence, I still yearn to be seen, known, and recognized… but as ME. I yearn for you to see my soul. I yearn for you to hear my truth. I yearn for you to feel my depth. I yearn for you to experience my boldness… Not through the color of my hair, but thru the essence of my BEING. I yearn for you to see me—the real me—the me that I’ve been denying for far too long. My potent-truth-talking, radical-lovepunching, zero-fucks-giving self is still here… but she has evolved and is continuing to evolve. THIS is my emergence. And this is just the beginning. xo
Dear Dad, We may not have seen eye-to-eye when I was growing up... in fact, I’m certain I did my best to rebel. But looking back, I am so grateful for the way in which you chose to raise me. Because today, I am happy—truly happy—and so much of that is due to the seeds that you planted when I was young. You taught me the true value of family, and showed me that you’d be there for me no matter what. Even when I strayed off path and into darker times, rebelling from my family... you continued to show up and be there for me. You taught me to never give up. Your relentlessness and massive drive to accomplish YOUR dreams continues to ignite me to go after my dreams. You taught me how to be loved. The way in which you love and care for Mom is something that is rarely seen nowadays. From perfect strangers on your wedding day to the marriage that you have today... it’s truly inspiring to witness a love like yours, and to model how a man loves and cares for his wife. I know that raising me was quite the challenge (mostly because I challenged you A LOT), but I also now realize that it’s because I truly am my fathers daughter. We are both head-strong, passionate, driven, and extremely loving, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love and appreciate you so much Dad! More than you’ll ever know. Big hugs, Ruby (your sweetie-pie)
The people who claim to be "woke" are the ones who are stuck in their ways. The people who claim to be "evolved" are the ones who deny new opportunities for growth. The people who claim to be "super spiritual" are the ones who speak down to others from their pedestals. The people who claim to be "love + light" are the ones living in denial. And it's these same people that are currently fucking with your heads. STOP listening to those who are trying to shame you into your growth, and start listening within. #rubysrant
I'm in awe of my clients... . . ... I'm in awe of their visions, their missions, and the work that they're putting towards bringing it all to life. . . ... I'm in awe of their strength, their resiliency, and their willingness to dive deep and face their shadows so they can learn how to navigate themselves with grace. . . ... I'm in awe of just how quickly they are evolving and expanding into their truth and using that truth to create a ripple of impact that IS felt. . . ... I'm in awe. . . Creating + successfully enrolling people into coaching programs when they've never coached before. . . Getting called in for a TEDx interview. . . Writing a book that will lead a fucking movement for women. . . Being published on the covers of multiple papers and interviewed for multiple publications because of their advocacy work. . . Healing through years of repressed anger in just one session, and having the willingness to face that anger. . . Unraveling from deep-rooted stories about relationships + friendships to create space for real, healthy connection. . . Being brave enough to niche down into their true purpose and have the courage to share that with the world. . . Finding their voice and using it to speak about things that matter to them--no matter how polarizing it may seem--all for the sake of their purpose. . . Rising up as TRUE leaders. Not imitations. Not copy-cats. But people who have unleashed THEIR unique truth in the most unapologetic ways. . . sigh. I'm in awe. . . A massive THANK YOU to all my incredible clients. . . I am wildly passionate about your missions and so grateful that I get to witness your evolution + expansion in this lifetime. YOU are a gift. 🙏🏽🖤 . . . . . . . . . . #leadership#confidence#lifecoach#spiritjunkie#spirituality#success#empowerment#successquotes#thoughtleader#motivation#inspiration#lifeisgood#wisewords#wordsofwisdom#wordstoliveby#realtalk#positivity#positivevibes#love#entrepreneur#entrepreneurship
1300 days sober. - It’s an odd number to celebrate, but I’m celebrating it, and here’s why... - 2018 has proven to be one of the most challenging years for my sobriety. I’ve found myself wishing I could “just numb out” at least once per day. - It’s not that my life sucks... It’s just that my life has become more challenging, because I’m taking on more challenges. - I’ll be 37 in a few months, but for 19 years of my life, I relied on substances to numb out. I cultivated a habit out of masking my emotions. - Shit really hit the fan at the age of 22 when I was diagnosed with PTSD, fibromyalgia, clinical depression, and anxiety disorder. Thanks to the amazing healthcare system, I became addicted to benzo’s. - From there, my habit of numbing out just amplified. I went from alcohol + px’s to recreational drugs... and I didn’t have a stop button. - Shit got way worse before it got better. I hovered at rock-bottom for years, but 2012 is when it reached a breaking point. - I realized that the life that I was living was a life that I created due to an accumulation of choices. And if I had the power to choose that, I also had the power to choose something different. - That was when I made a conscious decision to give myself the opportunity to experience something different. - I eventually quit drugs in 2013, shortly after meeting my husband (his presence alone showed me what I was truly capable of experiencing and I didn’t want to fuck that up)... and I quit alcohol in 2014 when I realized that it was never really the substance that I had issues with, it was the act of numbing my emotions. - Since 2014, I’ve been learning to navigate my emotions. I’ve been learning to FEEL all my feelings as they come up. And it’s been tough as fuck. But I keep going. - My driving force is the life that I’ve created—the life that I am living today. I don’t want to fuck that up. So I choose sobriety... over and over... day after day... moment after