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Can you tell I'm wearing readers under my sunglasses?! 🤓 #totaldorkmove I didn't realize it'd be so obvious. 😬I had them on because I couldn't see the button for my camera phone to take this picture!🤣🤣🤣 #imanoldlady ⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠As I sip on my refreshing herbal mint iced tea with my double glasses situation, I'm also modeling the #ICHOOSEBEAUTY t-shirt… the hashtag that started my social media project on Instagram, and empowers you to notice the beauty around you every day.⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠I'm wearing the Unisex Tee here – it has a looser fit than the Women's Tee, and comes in purple, green, and blue tri-blend. ⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠You get FREE shipping on U.S. orders $50 or more. And 5% of net proceeds goes to @mentalhealthamerica. Link to shop is in my bio. ⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠#lifeslittlethings #littlethingsthatmakemehappy #littlethingsmakemehappy #beautyinlife #momentsoflife #momentsintime #momentscaptured #noticethelittlethings⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠#feelgoodphoto #itsthelittlethings #simplethings #itsthelittlethingsinlife #simplethingsinlife #simplethingsmadebeautiful #beautyeverywhere #beautyiseverywhere #lookaround #seeksimplicity #seekthesimplicity #wordswag #liveinspired #giftideasforher #giftideasforwomen #giftsforfriends #wearabletherapy #wearableart #mentalwellness⁠

Day 2100 of my #IChooseBeauty journey!!! 2100 days of posting a picture of beauty every day here on @Instagram. Thanks to all of you for your support throughout this project.⁣⁣In case you don’t know the story… It all started as a challenge to myself in November 2013 to keep from slipping back into a deep depression I had been struggling with for a few years. It turned into my life preserver. And when I realized what a difference it made on my mood, I just kept going.⁣⁣It's based on Positive Psychology research that finds people who notice and appreciate beauty are more likely to have joy and meaning in everyday life.⁣⁣It's not always easy to find something of beauty. I've had plenty of tough days when nothing seemed beautiful but I have learned to make my own beauty and push myself to find something. And honestly, those are the days it helps the most to find that one good thing.⁣⁣Throughout the years, many of you have shared your own #IChooseBeauty pics, and I love seeing them every day. They're proof that happiness is right in front of us, all around us. We just have to choose to see it. ⁣

Did you know that by purposely focusing on the beauty and good in life, we actually begin to see more of it? I can definitely vouch for this! I notice more beauty in all kinds of places I would have ignored before. ⁣⁠⁣⁠Try it for yourself. Be intentional, and notice the little things in your life. And when you do, take a picture, and share it here using the hashtag #ichoosebeauty. Not only will it help lift your spirits, it might just put a smile on someone else's face.⁣⁣⁣ 🙂⁠⁣⁠⁣⁣⁣⁠⁣⁠See beauty. Share beauty. Spread beauty. #ichoosebeauty ⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠⁣⁠#lifeslittlemoments #littlethingsmatter #littlethingsthatmakemehappy #littlethingsmakemehappy #beautyinlife #momentsoflife #momentsintime #momentscaptured #noticethelittlethings #lifeslittlethings ⁣⁠#feelgoodphoto #itsthelittlethings #simplethings #beautyeverywhere #beautyiseverywhere #lookaround #itsthelittlethingsinlife #simplethingsinlife #simplethingsmadebeautiful #seeksimplicity #seekthesimplicity #goodstuff #goodmoment #goodfeeling #happyvibes #mindfulliving

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#IChoosebeauty Day 2093 (Podcast interview with Fit Bottomed Girls)

My podcast interview with my friends at Fit Bottomed Girls: The story and science behind #ichoosebeauty, how to support loved ones with depression, how you can find beauty in everyday moments… and more.⁣⁣⁠⁣⁣⁠The more we talk openly about mental health, the more people who are struggling will feel comfortable getting the help they need. Let’s … Read more#IChoosebeauty Day 2093 (Podcast interview with Fit Bottomed Girls)

Don’t feel bad for feeling bad. Your feelings are valid.⁣

I remember being mad at myself a few years ago for being so depressed. Why couldn’t I better manage the hand I was dealt when others going through much worse were able to be positive and seemed so much stronger? Why couldn’t I be strong like them? But the truth is, we all respond to … Read moreDon’t feel bad for feeling bad. Your feelings are valid.⁣

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