Listening To Your Inner Voice

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Your Inner Voice The Importance of Support We are often faced with difficult decisions. Our inner voice hints to us what we should do, yet we seek the advice of others.  While this isn’t bad, we must ask ourselves why we don’t trust the answers we hear in our hearts and minds... our inner voice.  What causes us to doubt and not trust?  Often, we are leaning on our friends, family and even support groups in search of answers.  Deep down we hope their answer is what our heart and mind already knows. What if it isn’t?  Imagine if they throw us a huge curve ball and you are left more confused than you were before.  What if they tell you something you really didn’t want to hear? You Asked For It… You Got It! “Mom, do you think I ...

Your Inner Voice

The Importance of Support

We are often faced with difficult decisions. Our inner voice hints to us what we should do, yet we seek the advice of others.  While this isn’t bad, we must ask ourselves why we don’t trust the answers we hear in our hearts and minds... our inner voice.  What causes us to doubt and not trust?  Often, we are leaning on our friends, family and even support groups in search of answers.  Deep down we hope their answer is what our heart and mind already knows. What if it isn’t?  Imagine if they throw us a huge curve ball and you are left more confused than you were before.  What if they tell you something you really didn’t want to hear?

You Asked For It… You Got It!

“Mom, do you think I should get this dress or does it make me look big?” You know you look good in it,  like the dress a lot and might even be able to imagine yourself wearing it, yet you are doubting yourself.  Assuming everyone is an adult here, you deserve to wear whatever you want and are certainly old enough to make your own decision.  Mom replies, ‘Well, it kinda buldges in the rear and your arms look bigger.”  Seriously???? Ugh, now you are feeling like you are 10 and wish you had never asked.  With this repeated behavior pattern, you fall into a state of depression.  Every time you look in the mirror, you don’t see the beautiful you that you are, rather you can’t wait until you become beautiful.

Picking Ourselves Up

At this point you need to say to yourself STOP!  Every morning before your feet hit the floor, say “I AM STRONG, I AM CONFIDENT, I AM BEAUTIFUL, I AM LOVED, I GOT THIS”!  There is no need to jump on the 15 groups you belong to on Facebook to reassure yourself.  The minute that you do, you will have 300 different opinions that drive you insane. We all have people in our lives we know and trust.  Seek their advice and use them as a sounding board.  You will gain from their wisdom. Know that YOU matter.  YOU are important.  Focus on YOU each day.  For some that could be prayer, others exercise, reading or picking up a new hobby.  Communicate with your spouse or loved ones on how you feel.  Let them into your world.  Allow yourself to feel their love.  You deserve to feel love every day.  You can’t make your spouse, kids, family, friends and even co-workers happy until you are happy.  When your spirit is filled with love, others will feel your spirit. "Positivity Pledge: I shall no longer allow negative thoughts or feelings drain me of my energy. Instead I shall focus on all the good that is in my life. I will think it, feel it and speak it. By doing so I will send out vibes of positive energy into the world and I shall be grateful for all the wonderful things it will attract into my life." Peace, Dawn Hurlebaus, President & CEO Slimpressions

Inspiration

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Slimpressions Inspiration Favorites Inspiration People ask me all the time, what made you buy the company Slimpressions? I nearly cried when I tried on Slimpressions shapewear products for the first time. Not only is it the best quality on the market today, but I never would have thought it would have fit me especially at 340lbs. This, along with the inspiration of a few amazing people who inspired me, I decided to begin my own weight loss journey and in the first 9 months lost over 100lbs! I knew I wanted to make a difference in women's lives. Slimpressions was a perfect fit for me and just felt like home.  I wake up every morning with a deep desire to help women feel confident and beautiful, encouraging them to find their inner strengt...

Slimpressions Inspiration Favorites

Inspiration

People ask me all the time, what made you buy the company Slimpressions? I nearly cried when I tried on Slimpressions shapewear products for the first time. Not only is it the best quality on the market today, but I never would have thought it would have fit me especially at 340lbs. This, along with the inspiration of a few amazing people who inspired me, I decided to begin my own weight loss journey and in the first 9 months lost over 100lbs! I knew I wanted to make a difference in women's lives. Slimpressions was a perfect fit for me and just felt like home.  I wake up every morning with a deep desire to help women feel confident and beautiful, encouraging them to find their inner strength. Each day I try to find a way to inspire them just as I was inspired.  We must truly love ourselves in order to find the riches of true happiness. I thought I would share a collection of positive quotes that inspire and motivate me,  bringing light to my day.  Looking for more reading ... read our inner voice blog   Peace, Dawn Hurlebaus, President & CEO Slimpressions  

Favorite Quotes

  • "Positivity Pledge: I shall no longer allow negative thoughts or feelings drain me of my energy. Instead I shall focus on all the good that is in my life. I will think it, feel it and speak it. By doing so I will send out vibes of positive energy into the world and I shall be grateful for all the wonderful things it will attract into my life."
  • "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
  • “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
  • "I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level beat me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay because I don't quit." - Shayne McClendon
  • “I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” - Mother Teresa
  • "In case no one told you today: You're beautiful. You're loved. You're needed. You're alive for a reason. You're stronger than you think. You're going to get through this. I'm glad you're alive. Don't give up."
  • "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” – Helen Keller
  • “Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” - Rosa Parks
  • “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” —Christopher Robin
  • “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” - Dolly Parton
  • “Confidence… thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • "I can to all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
  • "Being happy is letting go of what slows you down." - Mike Falzone
  • "Inhale love ... Exhale gratitude."
  • "Compassion isn't about solutions. It's about giving all the love that you've got." - Cheryl Strayed
  • “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” —Walt Disney
  • "We rise by lifting others" - Robert Ingersoll
  • “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” - J.K. Rowling
  • "I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world." —Meryl Streep
  • “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” —Dr. Seuss
 

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By: Michelle Madhok
Wearable trends, beauty news, timeless tips It seems like girdles (how long has it been since you read the word girdles?) and control-top stockings have been around since the dawn of clingy clothes. But as we all know so well, women are shaped differently, and on many of us, there are more or different areas that could use some help.   Women respond well when we feature these products on SheFinds - probably because they are solutions for small niches that aren't otherwise filled. Here are three great ones: If you have a little extra on your arms: Slimpressions ($72 at Slimpressions). A slimming shirt that - here's the unique part - has slimming sleeves. Slimpressionsshapewear The 'Haves'? version minimizes the bust as well; buy the 'Have Nots' if you're smaller on top and don't need the extra support.