If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Including and especially to ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There are so many things I could say to myself about this video - Rue is adorable, I’m glad I practiced, I can’t believe how far I’ve come since last week, it was beautiful outside today, this felt amazing ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But no, I picked out the one thing I notice at the very beginning and said to myself, oh man look at all my cellulite ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Note to self and to anyone else who needs to hear it - you’re you’re worst critic. You’re also all you’ve got so you might as well spend time giving yourself love rather than anything else negative. We have enough of that in the world, we can change our lives and the world around us with the positivity and love that comes from within
So here I am, writing down all the things I love about myself and telling my entire body, including my cellulite “I love you” “you’re beautiful” “thank you” @zaful
Song by @miguel • come through and chill
It’s hard for me to reach out and make friends sometimes, especially when I’ve moved to a completely new place. I turn into a hermit to regroup and recharge before I branch out of my comfort zones. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But it’s time! I’m putting together a rad acro play and yoga fun community hang out at the park, for myself and for you • Fort Collins local babes who want to meet more like minded friends to connect with and go on adventures with! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tomorrow at 5:30 we’re meeting at the park to play and get to know each other! I can hardly wait Message me to get details! #fortcollins ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A gazillion thanks to @balke64 for his epic photography skills
I’ve had 9 names over the course of 25 years. Rebecca mostly when I was in trouble or being formal, Becca to some close friends, Beck to my dad only, Bex to my cousins, Becky to anyone who knew me in high school ( I cringe because I relate it to a part of my life that quite honestly suuucked ) Rivka - which is Rebecca in Hebrew - to most, Rivvy to some close girl friends, Riv & R to Colin @mynameiscub each name suited me at one point or another, Rivka has resonated deeply with me and is what I prefer to be called. 9 is my favorite number. My birthday is 9/9/92 Virgo. I like to be naked in the woods. Out in nature is where I thrive. Eating less than a pound of chocolate per week is abnormal for me. I pick at my cuticles till the bleed sometimes when I’m stressed out. This page is my personal journal made public in hopes to share and relate with others. Singing, teaching, traveling, dream catcher making and growing plants are just a few of my passions. I have many quirks and I’m weird as fuck. I used to hate my nose, wanted to get a boob job too, then I realized having boobs and going upside down isn’t that great, if I get a nose job my voice will change and I won’t sing the same anymore. Im learning to love myself. One of my dreams is to own my own retreat center to run retreats out of my own home in a magical place my dreams change but my intention is always the same. Love. I grew up in the Mormon church but stopped going when I was 18. I fell in love & got married when I was 19 to my best friend and wonderful man. We got married in the Mormon temple mostly to appease my parents and I was happily married for most of the 5 1/2 years I spent we spent together. He was actually the first person to call me Rivka, which I really identify with, and the first person who taught me how to love myself and accept every unique thing about me. I learned so much about myself, how to love and be loved. I sadly got divorced recently, it’s been the hardest and saddest thing I’ve ever gone through. I don’t know that it gets easier or if the shame/guilt from ending a marriage will ever leave me. I tried my very best and that’s all anyone can do at the end of the day right?
The message read.. “you give people people permission to thrive and to fully be themselves!” I received this message this morning, right when I was thinking about the impact my posts have on women and girls growing up in this society. About how much I needed a strong female role in my life growing up, letting me know that I could be what ever my little heart could imagine. Shameless, imperfect, unique and unapologetic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My hope is that I can encourage others to be radically awake and intune with their inner most natural state. To help others break out of walls that have most likely been put up around them by other people, society or fear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you to @mtwyman216 who sent me such a beautiful reminder that I’m right where I’m meant to be doing exactly I’m meant to do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
PS prints are available now on my website #morelove@mynameiscub for this wonderful photo!
Self study in meditation for my 300hr training was rough. It forced me to open my eyes and look at myself, at all that I am.
The good parts, gentle spots, rough and broken edges, silly spaces, missing pieces, new pieces, all of me.
Even though there were hard times in the practice (and it’s an ongoing practice) it has made things so much clearer. Over time it gets easier too, to look at ourselves objectively, with kindness and care. It gets easier to love that which we couldn’t accept about ourselves.
Give yourself some space to really look into the depths that make you you. Be patient and loving towards yourself.
You’re all you’ve got, so why not spend more time learning to love, accept and nurture that gorgeous soul?
Got a few questions on how I got into this one so thought I’d share
I felt like I was in a perpetual state of summer in California. I’m so glad spring has sprung here in Colorado
Seasons help me grow and change in the ways I need not always the ways I want but in the long run are good for me. Each one has its own energy and process that bring to fruition many things we on our own can sometimes overlook or suppress.
Tending to some dormant gardens that have endured a winter for too long. Sprouting, blooming and rooting into new parts of Rivka.
Happy Sunday babes!
Flow inspired by @erinkellyart she’s a flowy goddess and I love watching her practice
Song is my version of Seven Nation army
It’s Saturday, let’s do a giveaway! volume UP special prize to the first person who comments something they heard
Here’s how you enter! Follow the hosts to show them some love for their generous gifts comment on this post to enter & tag a friend who might be interested as many times as you want!
Sponsors~ @segrasoul@elshejewelry@gypsea_swimwear@theyogaunderground and myself ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• a beautiful swim suit of your choice from @gypsea_swimwear ⠀
• 2 jewelry pieces of your choice from @elshejewelry • 1 body suit/ onesie of your choice from @segrasoul * $100 off & a free massage to one goddess who is wanting to join us on our Bali Retreat from myself and @theyogaunderground (please comment goddess retreat) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• one black and white print of Blissfull Heart
• my favorite book by Pema Chódrón- When things fall apart
• mystery gift to the first person who listens closely and comments what they heard So this is our first attempt at this teardrop camel pose @mynameiscub and I felt pretty solid till we didn’t know how to exit and then ... whoosh I flipped over from planting my feet to far back I love life-ing with this guy
Ever have that one place that stays in your heart? A memory, a forest, maybe even a dream. Somewhere you keep coming back to, it’s calm and your soul feels content and connected the ocean is where I feel this, where I will always come back to, where my little heart thrives
Where’s your magic place?
Missing this salty humid jungle at @xinalani
So happy I got to experience this with you @mynameiscub xo
Unicorn flowin I forget who said it in one of my workshops, that she could feel her unicorn horn exploding out of her chest the look on her face perfectly portrayed how much stoke I feel when opening my heart
Get flowing babes! Use the wall, props, what ever you need to get your body moving and your soul awake! Happy Thursday @aloyoga pink set making this unicorn flow complete ;)
You’re an endangered species, majestic, one of a kind, awe-inspiring just by yourself. Don’t ever be ashamed of what makes you you
photography by @balke64
Missing these ocean waves and warm sun on my skin. Slow mornings and salty kisses from you. Diving with puffer fish and sting rays after sunrise yoga, surrounded by w i l d embracing our nature
I’m so excited to come back here, love, lets relive the magic of @xinalani@mynameiscub - also I forgot how much you turn into a merman with the humidity in your hair 🧜🏽♂️ ;)