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what is Beauty?

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Category: Authenticity, Spread the Movement, The Best You

beauty is encompassed by multiple things, but what’s important is how you define it and what you do to truly feel its’ essence. i grew up believing i was average, my vietnamese nickname Xí actually means ugly… so i can see why i had this belief for the years to come.

i think our society’s perception of beauty is exceptionally narrow and that is the reason why many women have a hard time admitting to it. in addition, i think there’s an unspoken stigma around looking or feeling good about yourself that can be perceived as pretentious and that just breaks my heart.

so how do you define beauty? for me, i believe being beautiful means feeling confident in your own skin and being authentic regardless of the situation.

would love to hear your beautiful thoughts!

love simply, love beyoutifully,

anh thu le

 

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happy Thanksgiving!

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Category: Spread the Movement, Personal

i think the second piece to thanksgiving is the giving part which is obvious, considering the name. i’ve noticed that regardless of how i give, whether through donations, volunteering, or my time, there’s always a sense of fulfillment that i gain in return which i think is so paradoxical. when we give, we’re losing something in return but despite the loss, whether it be money or time, there’s a sense of fulfillment at the end of the day. and that is what’s so unique about the gift of giving.

this year for thanksgiving, Hoan and i are volunteering for Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission women and children’s home. and while we only spend 2 hours here, i think about what it’s like for these families to come here every day… and it makes me realize how lucky i am to just have a roof over my head and a full belly. then i think about how loved i am… from the love I receive from my parents, to Hoan… to kindness from friends, strangers and co-workers– it’s hard not to to feel full after realizing how much love there really is for me.

Thanks so much everyone, y’all are truly the best ❤️

what are you thankful for? and what are you doing to give back?
love simply, love beyoutifully,

anh thu 

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the most important thing to have this Thanksgiving

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Category: The Best You, Spread the Movement, Self Compassion

there’s something that i want to share with you all that i truly believe is the secret to having a happy life. as thanksgiving rolls around and people start talking about their thanksgiving day plans or better yet, their black friday plans… i want to focus on something even greater and so much more powerful and that is: gratitude!

gratitude played such a huge role in my life this last year as i transitioned to life in california. not only has it completely changed the way i live and my outlook on life but also the way i give and love.

having a grateful heart has always been something i’ve practiced but not mindfully. i realize looking back now that it was truly when i felt grateful for this opportunity to be here in california, was the moment things finally clicked in place for me.

so with that, what are you grateful for this thanksgiving?

 

love simply, love beyoutifully,

anh thu le

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here i am


Category: Authenticity, Spread the Movement, The Best You

i got back from Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power event today and while it was an absolutely exhausting, emotionally draining weekend and amidst the disappointment and shame, i’m really glad it happened.

with some reflection, i’ve realized how far i’ve come since moving here. not only that though, it’s helped to confirm that my cup is finally full and that i’m ready to let it overfloweth. i’m looking forward to this next chapter and am excited to connect with all of you through love, shame, vulnerability and courage!