जाे भी हूँ सामने हूँ सबसे अलग हूँ 🌙🌸⚡️
This is me.
a few posts ago i said a line i wanted to elaborate on, "...being present and owning that moment with gratitude, love, and empathy even when your compass needle is completely spinning seems like a step in the right direction."
the main reason i wanted to bring this up again is to touch on the sentiment that my compass needle completely spinning...
it isn't so much that i'm directionless, but rather there is an internal push and pull going on inside me causing my needle to shift directions based on various parts of who i am... it may sound crazy, but this all stems from one of the most beautiful forms of therapy i've ever had the honor of partaking in.
diving into the separate parts of who i am and finding my inner child has been an intense experience and one i'm very much in the midst of doing work on. with that being said, i'm deep in the legwork of learning my numerous parts and haven't even started the healing process to work towards my "truth north," but it's already been a journey.
i could go through a list of the parts of me that i've been able to uncover so far, but that isn't so much the point of this post. the main reason i'm bringing up my compass needle spinning is that if you feel this way or like there is a push and pull inside of you, you aren't alone.
i really want to help break the stigma around mental health and therapy. i know society has slowly started to come around, but i am an avid advocate for therapy and think its critical in understanding who we are and how we greet the world.
now i'm no expert (not even close), but we're on this crazy journey called life together and if i can support you on the trail to find your true north while i try to find mine... you know where to find me.
“if i’m shining, everybody gonna shine.” —lizzo (@lizzobeeating ), “juice” ✨ “blame it on my... [ahem, her] juice.” 🍹
yesterday, the artist’s album “cuz i love u” was released, and today, she stars on our igtv channel, sharing some of the outfits she rocked at coachella last weekend. “i like to have fun with my looks and look as loud as i am,” says the artist. tune in now to talk fashion, body positivity and performing with the one and only lizzo. ✨
Artist lizzo shares her (now iconic) looks from last weekend’s coachella festival.
Weekend hashtag project: #whpplanetearth earth day is just around the corner, so this weekend the challenge is to capture our home planet through your lens. for inspiration, check out the featured image by patrick monatsberger (@moners ). here are some tips to get started:
🌏 explore the world. climb a mountain — or a majestic tree in your own backyard. whether big or small, find a landscape that shows what our planet has to offer.
🌍 meet your neighbors. keep an eye out for earth’s inhabitants – human and animal alike. whether it’s your lifelong fluffy friend or a ladybug you just met.
🌎 bright mornings, sunsets and night stars. think of how the time of day and time of year might play a role.
project rules: please add the #whpplanetearth hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. by adding the #whpplanetearth hashtag, you consent to and grant instagram all rights to repost your photo or video. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend with the #whpplanetearth hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured next week.
featured photo by @moners
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For yoga teacher jonah kest (@kestyoga ), finding the right vibe is all about timing. “it’s about watching the heartbeat of the city and waiting for the perfect opening in the crowd,” says the 23-year-old, who was able to capture the “chaos of tokyo meets the stillness of yoga.” #whpvibes photo by @kestyoga
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Hello, world. today’s #weeklyfluff answers the question: what’s better than one bunny? two bunnies! nimbus and totoro (@nimbus_and_totoro ) are here, just in time to be our dual easter bunnies. 🐰🐰
“rabbits are best when they have a partner,” says their human pesha nguyen. “but some can be difficult to pair due to their desire for dominance and territory. fortunately, our buns were love at first sight.”
photo by @nimbus_and_totoro
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Want to believe you’re in a rustic fairy tale? “close your eyes and let yourself go,” says isa colino justicia (@akanita7 ), who did just that when she stumbled upon a wild horse in the outskirts of lleida, spain. #whpvibes photo by @akanita7
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Viral dance challenge accepted. we asked some of our favorite dancers, featured in the may 2019 issue of cosmopolitan (@cosmopolitan ), to bring their favorite hashtags to life.
tune in to our story to watch, and check out their cosmo feature story online and on newsstands now.
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Head in the clouds? welcome to the club. photographer fikri amanda abubakar (@fishide_ ) from jakarta, indonesia, created a space where dreams meet reality. #whpvibes photo illustration by @fishide_
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“that morning had such a calm and peaceful vibe,” says bettina halas (@bettina___h ), a photographer of thai and german descent who is pictured on a lake near her hometown in thailand. “you visit this place during sunrise and all the flowers start opening, so together with the flowers i soaked in the first sun rays.”
follow along as we share more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #whpvibes photo by @bettina___h
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Spanish artist rosalía (@rosalia.vt ) invited us to go to #coachella with her, and we’ll never be the same. 💃 🎡 “great artists that i admire have played at this festival, and coming from so far away, it’s an honor to be able to bring my show with my band, my dancers and my entire team,” says the singer from barcelona, spain.
what happens at coachella... ends up on our story. check it out.
rosalía nos invitó a coachella y claro que dijimos que sí. 💃 🎡 “grandes artistas que admiro han pasado por este festival, y viniendo de tan lejos, es un honor poder traer hasta aquí este espectáculo con mi banda, mis bailarinas y todo mi equipo," dice la cantante de barcelona, españa.
lo que pasó en coachella, lo puedes ver ahorita en nuestra story.
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Weekend hashtag project: #whpvibes good vibes only. this weekend the challenge is to capture an atmosphere and mood, as in this featured image by hong kong-based photographer zhao yuk (@zy.0516 ). feeling it? here are more tips for inspiration:
😎 express the energy. when there’s high energy, there’s often a strong vibe. think of a spontaneous, late-night dance party or friends racing into the ocean’s waves.
😎 find an ambiance. go to a place that’s drenched in atmosphere, like a beach bonfire right before sunset or pretty much any place with a giant disco ball.
😎 feel it out. the right vibe is not always bright and loud. spend a quiet afternoon enjoying ice cream, blowing bubbles or day dreaming to your heart’s content.
project rules: please add the #whpvibes hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. by adding the #whpvibes hashtag, you consent to and grant instagram all rights to repost your photo or video. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend with the #whpvibes hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured next week.
featured photo by @zy.0516