“So much conflict arises from miscommunication. The reality of what we can see on screen makes way for empathy, better communication, forgiveness, understanding and patience. It gives pause for a moment for people to understand each other.” Meet the incredible @be.onecreative Lydia and read our discussion about her life and work on @be.collectiveculture.
Words by @art_workr
Images by @lydiaruihuang
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You lot are loving the adult leggings at the moment 🥰 I am going away for a couple of days to Peppa Pig World to celebrate the girls birthdays (their birthdays are a month apart who’s idea was that?!) so I won’t be around as much to answer messages ect. When I’m back I’ll post out all the items I’ve been working on this weekend 🖤 thank you for keeping me busy. Forever grateful!
“I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough. Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up. Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low? Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know.” -Lauren Daigle
I’m sure, at some point in our lives, we’ve all felt like we’re not living up to others’ expectations. We may feel inadequate, insecure in who we are, and maybe not even sure where we fit in.
Trying to find our identity in people or things or trying to meet the worldly standards of beauty can make us feel worn out, burnt out, and unworthy. When we see our self-worth, beauty, and joy in Christ, that’s when we step into our true identity and share our light with this world.
When those feelings of fear, rejection, or inadequacy try creep in, remember this friend.
You are so loved.
You are strong.
You are beautiful.
“You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing. You say I am strong when I think I am weak. You say I am held when I am falling short. When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours.”
A friend recently asked me if there was any science behind essential oils and I wanted to share my response with all of you~ Essential Oils contain a massive amount of pure plant chemicals that stimulate the subconscious with their scents by making you feel happy, calm, alert, or relaxed. Aromatherapy works in concert with the limbic system, when you inhale oil molecules they are absorbed into the bloodstream via the lungs. Oils can also be absorbed directly into the bloodstream by topical application, so lotions or bath water or direct contact with the skin. By applying to the body it helps keep bacteria at bay and supports healthy immune function. They can also be very detoxifying because they increase lymph and blood flow.
On another note, oils have the ability to positively influence emotions, so they can help with depression and stress for example. Science has proven that ones emotional state has the power to change your body chemistry and these changes directly affect your immune system. So by using aromatherapy to keep negative states of being under control it will improve your overall health and actually give it a boost. The fact that oils can influence your body and mind in a very positive way is the reason I use them and believe so strongly in them.
Aye so I met @nathanielakemp back in November out in Houston. He was literally the most peaceful and content man I’ve ever seen in my life. I gained a lot from you that day man so it was only right to support you and cop the shirt! Thank you for all that was said. I appreciate what you did for me that day, I really do. I love who I am and who I’m becoming! This second photo is exactly who I am 😂 #lovewhoyouare#beyou#loveyourself
I am someone who has a hard time saying NO... I’ve really worked on only saying yes to things that excite me or put me closer to my goals.
Which means there have been quite a few NO’s in the past 6 months.
I am proud of who I am becoming and can’t wait to see what is next for me.
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