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Colbie Caillat – Try


‘You don’t have to try so hard.
You don’t have to give it all away.
You don’t have to change a single thing.’

Thank you Colbie Caillat.

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‘I am who I am’

I love stories. We’re all made of them aren’t we?… good ones and sad ones, funny ones and difficult ones. I always love hearing stories, especially if they can teach me something. So, I’m really pleased to be posting this today. I’d like to introduce you to Alex.

alex ballet 2Hello! My name is Alex Davis, and I’m currently in my final year at university training to be a ballet dancer.

The biggest thing I’ve battled with ever since I began training in London is my weight. I always knew I didn’t have the right look for ballet but I never let it stop me. However, especially in my second year, I’ve been told time and time again that my body isn’t right and I must lose weight.

I did everything I could, I went to the gym ’till I was exhausted, I changed my eating habits by cutting out dairy and gluten completely out of my diet and I even tried to stop eating but thankfully that didn’t last long because I love food too much. I felt imperfect and not worthy and I hated it.

Over time, I began to realise that I had a gift for dance and I wasn’t going to let that stop me. I am who I am, and I didn’t want to let them affect me mentally anymore, I didn’t want them to force me to be something I’m not. We’re perfect, especially in God’s eyes. We need to stand against what society tells us to be! We don’t need to change this or do that to make other people happy. We need to stand on our own two feet and declare our individuality. We’re beautiful, and wonderfully made.

Love Alex.alex

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May you blossom

mayyoublossomI’m sitting on a bench by the sea, and I just had to write to you. Above me is a beautiful blossom tree. As I write, little bits of blossom are falling off and surrounding me… by the time I finish writing this, I’m going to be covered.

The word ‘blossom’ has really been on my mind recently. Every time I see these trees, I’ve been thinking about us girls. Why? Because I see something that is absolutely beautiful and is growing each day. Each tree is a different shape and a different colour – with pinks, reds, yellows and creams. They remind me of us, each one completely unique in our own way.

All through the winter these trees have been bare, stripped back, lifeless with no colour. But today they line the streets, filling our towns with colour and beauty.

These trees remind me that seasons change, just like life. Some days you can feel colourless, almost lifeless like a tree in winter. But remember, this will pass. As I sit beneath this canopy of pink and look out towards the sea, I want to say this to you…

Like a tree, may you blossom.
May you discover and embrace your uniqueness.
May you bring colour and beauty to your town.
May your roots go down deep so that you can stand tall, unshaken.
And may this continue day after day,
Month after month,
Season after season
May you grow into more of who you’re meant to be.

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Lupita Nyong’o, you’re incredible.

I just HAD to share this with you. wow. Lupita’s words are so powerful and so very true.

‘Get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside’.

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Being a girl.

I had a great afternoon chatting with the lovely Emilie, Grace, Lydia and Elizabeth. Thank you girls! I love your thoughts about beauty, opinions on photoshop and ideas on how we can become happier with ourselves just as we are. x

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truebeauty

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Did you know?

Did you know your body is amazing? (I had so much fun filming this for you!)

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