A love Letter to You

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Dear You,

Without you the world would not spin the same way. Without you there would be something lost in the world. Without you the world would be a little less special. You have touched the lives of those around you, and you have made an impact in the life of every person that has come your way. Your thoughts, actions, and words have made an impact in the world every single day even if they may seem insignificant at the time.

Without you this world would be less exotic, exciting, fun, beautiful, and intelligent.

You have the best smile and the most beautiful eyes.

You are incredibly funny, and your laugh is contagious.

No one is more kind then you.

There is nobody like you.

I hope that you see these things as much as I do.

I hope on this Valentines Day and for every day after that you feel loved and wanted. You are.

You are more then that negative comment, that number on a scale, or that bruise on your arm.  I hope you know that. I know it. I hope you never forget the beauty that inside and outside of you. You are strong and capable. You are worthy of the best life possible.

I hope that when you wake up tomorrow and look in that mirror that you see the light that shines through you, as I do, as the rest of the world does.

You are never alone.

Love is out there for you. It is waiting. Don’t be afraid to love yourself and don’t be afraid to let others love you.

My wish for you is that you see all that life has to offer you. That whenever you are knocked down that you get back up. That you keep fighting. That you find joy, and that you live your life with love, joy, and generosity.

You are wonderful. I am proud to share this world with you. I am proud to share this crazy journey called life with you.

You are loved now and always

❤ RK

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What is a Resolution?

I know what many of you think when you hear New Year Resolution…they don’t work. It is pointless to think of them, and maybe its even pointless to try them. You start off strong the first Monday of the new year going to the gym or you go to the grocery store and buy a bunch of fruit and throw away all of your chocolate cookies (I mean one shouldn’t really waste a chocolate chip cookie), only to give up or fail with in the first week or two of the new year.

Thats pessimistic isn’t it?

Why do we even try? What is the point of getting ourselves all amped to follow through with this resolution, only to be disappointed in ourselves.

The problem is the term “Resolution”. Resolution can be defined as taking a course of action, a formal expression of intention made, or a process. Creating a resolution is a positive thing, but for many it doesn’t have the gusto to be a long lasting action.

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Instead of a sticking to your resolution, change your resolution to a change in lifestyle. A life choice. Do something to better yourself for the rest of your life not just the life you plan to live in the new year.

Here are some ways to make your life style change stick:

1. Make a reasonable goal

Say if you want to focus on eating healthier foods, don’t say you’re going to eat a highly intensified all green food diet for every meal or say you are going to cut sugar out completely. Honestly, that may be setting yourself up for failure. Instead try saying you are only going to have 1-2 desserts a week and you are going to add a leafy green into 1-2 of your meals a day. Making you’re goal reasonable is only going to help you become successful and help you make a healthier and better adaptation for your life. Also, having a goal that is specific is better then having a generalized one.

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2. Say something you’re going to do instead of something you are giving up.

Instead of saying I am giving up Netflix and being a couch potato, change it to something you will do. For example, I will go to the gym for 45 minutes 4 days a week. Adding something into  your  daily routine and giving it a positive spin makes you more eager to accomplish it, and you don’t have to completely give up something you like to do.

3.  Have a reason

Give yourself a reason for making this change. Have someone or something in mind to help better yourself. If there is a cause that you are standing behind in order to complete your goal, then it is going to be more personal and you are going to have personal drive like you’ve never had before. Don’t be afraid for that person you have in mind to be yourself. Doing something for yourself is just as important as doing something in honor of your grandma, mother, or brother.

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4. Be confident and Be positive.

The final tip I have to give is to just in general be confident in your abilities to accomplish what you wish to change in your life, and try your best to be positive about it even on the hard days. I know change can be scary, but sometimes in order to have the life that we want, and the life that is best for us we have to be confident in ourselves to make that change and to be positive that what we are doing is best.

 

Enjoy every day of this New Year and the many more to come!

❤ RK

 

 

 

Celebrate

Today I am writing to celebrate women. I’m not writing to condemn men, to shout the rights of women from the rooftops, or to even talk about all the social injustice that women face and how it is appalling (Because it is). I am writing to celebrate the courage that women have on a daily basis, to celebrate and congratulate the women out there that are doing what they love, and just to share in the appreciation of the strong, beautiful, encouraging, fun, and fantastic women that I have been so lucky to surround myself with and learn from.

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I’m telling all the women that read this to celebrate themselves, and I am telling all the men that read this (although we appreciate you too) to celebrate the women in your life.

Why? WHY NOT.

Like I previously stated I have the privilege to be surrounded by women that get up everyday and face the challenges that life hands them head on. I look to those closest to me and those all over the world to remember my worth and what I am capable of.

After all.. Women are majestic and magical.

These videos below are just a few to remind all the women out there to celebrate themselves and the others around them. You are unstoppable, You can do the unthinkable, and You can live life to the fullest and in the way you want to.

Be You… and be the very best version of you

Remember that and celebrate

<3RK