Welcome to School of Shine, darling! We're so happy you found us. Consider us your friendly (but straight up) reminder to focus on the things that truly matter to create a happier and healthier today.
Our aim is to strengthen what's already inside of you - to help you find your own brand of happiness, and light up every bit of your mind, body, heart & soul.
WE KNOW. Happiness is different for everyone - but no worries. School of Shine simplifies it down to the very basics - one that every woman, let alone human, will understand. Hint: Baby steps. It's the little things that add up to create the big things and you have a choice every moment of every day.
We can tell you this much - It's not about what you look like or what you wear. It's not about your color, shape, size, sexual orientation, job title, salary, relationship status, or what kind of phone you use. It's not about how many followers, likes, or shares you have on social media.
Actually, it's just science. For all of you curious and beautiful souls, below is a deeper explanation into School of Shine Pillars of Happiness - wonderfully wrapped into a word brimming with meaning and inspiration...any guesses?
THE 5 PILLARS OF HAPPINESS
S is for SELF GROWTH
Self growth is the awareness and acceptance within yourself to develop and discover who you are at your core.
We've all been conditioned since childhood to believe certain things about ourselves, our desires, our values. Whether we realize it or not, our moldable minds have been influenced by the movies we watched, our parents and friends behaviors, the media, and so much more.
That's why it's so important to take time to question and fully understand our beliefs and why we believe them. That's why it's important to STOP and check in with ourselves so that we may live according to the priorities WE find important (and not the ones that have been ingrained in us externally)
Choosing personal values to live by, being honest with yourself, living with an open mind, and taking care of yourself allows you to become the real you.
It’s okay - and completely recommended - to create your own definitions of success, love, beauty, fulfillment, wisdom and happiness, etc. and not compare your definitions to anyone else!
H is for HUMANITY
Humans are humans are humans. No matter if we are mothers, wives, CEOs, nurses, teachers, black, white, old, young, tall, short, skinny, fat, etc etc etc - we can place all the labels we want on ourselves but it's time we got back to just that ONE category - HUMAN. Once we connect eye to eye as humans, instead of seeing someone as their job or their skin color, we create humanity, and foster the connection, kindness and community that comes along with respect and acceptance. It's time we wake up to the bigger picture and care about the welfare of our world.
Let's use technology to get back a sense of humanity. Let's truly connect with one another - and choose to show love, kindness, and altruism towards our community - and our happiness levels will increase.
Think of the golden rule, and simply treat others as you would like to be treated.
This is the only way as women, and more so as humans, we will create meaningful and valuable relationships that will ultimately connect and light up the world.
I is for INSPIRATION
Inspiration means allowing yourself to live with an open mind, heart, and new possibilities every moment of every day.
Pay attention to the moments which evoke a spark of excitement within you, and let go of everything you perceive about yourself.
Stop saying "that's not me" - if it interests you, make it you. Exploring your interests and thoughts will awaken your soul and fill your body with an energy that creates amazing and endless opportunity and action.
We never know when inspiration will spark, but if you open your eyes to it, it will open its eyes to you in a way that can only elevate your wellbeing and your life.
N is for NOURISHMENT
From childhood, us women learn to give give give - but how often do we choose to give to ourselves? By doing things which make us happy, we nourish our mind, body, soul so we can continue to shine our light and live on.
When we nourish ourselves, we foster a new generation of women who feel perfectly okay prioritizing ourselves and who don't feel guilty about it! Women deal with unrealistic expectations from all around - you know "work life balance" and all that crap.
It's time for us to feel completely okay with life's overwhelm- and give ourselves a BREAK!
Fill yourself up with love, and happy woman by happy woman, we'll conquer the world. The good news is, the world is already moving forward with positive change. What we need to realize is that it's up to US to keep it moving forward and make positive change for ourselves.
E is for EMPOWERMENT
As a community of women who share the same values, empowerment means support, connection, and a celebration of our differences.
No matter our color, shape, or size, as women, we experience the same issues on the daily.
It’s time we recognize the fundamental issue at hand, and understand that embracing and celebrating our differences will only make us stronger in achieving our goals and making a positive impact in our world.
We want to change the world and the only way it will happen is if we’re on one team, and that's Team Woman!!
Which piece of S.H.I.N.E stood out most to you? Which do you feel you need to focus on? Start the conversation in the comments below!
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