Guest Posts by Hairy Warriors

Darkness cannot defeat Light- Love always wins- EMILY- 05

Darkness cannot defeat Light- Love always wins- EMILY- 05

Our world is full of unconditional love ūüĆ欆
And recently there have been moments that have completley tested these bonds. 
The acts of terrorism that have happened through the last month have been devastating, life changing and unfair. And although lives have been lost and stability challenged- love could not be stronger. 
People opened there homes to strangers, shops fed nursing staff for free, there have been memorials built, concerts sung, money donated, lives saved, injuries mended, and people getting the help that they need in this time of grief. 
Our country has stood up in a time when hate had been released. And not stood up to it with rivalling hate or violence - but with love, empathy and strength. 
It just shows that love always wins. 
In any situation it is always good to love and be loved by the people around you, yourself or even a complete stranger - love comes in many shapes and forms. 
Although everyone is doing all they can to support the people involved- it is so important to remember that not all injuries will be physical and not all effects will be visable.  People will be nervous, people will be scared, people will feel low and without hope. People's mental health may not be in a great place. And that is understandable. But sometimes this can be forgotten along the way. 
So just a reminder the all forms of illness are equal. Physical and mental. They deserve the same amount of support as each other. And it's important that if you are suffering from recent events to tell someone. Whether it's effecting you a lot or its only a passing thought- it's always better to talk about it and be reassured that love is still so strong in this world and have help to do what you need to do to recuperate and recover. 

Our bonds with our loved ones have never been more important! 
So when you're feeling hopeless or scared - remember Love, in whatever form you want to - friendships, family, hobbies, art, music, express and celebrate Love, and remove your focus from fear. Love is always around, in every situation.
Our country has been so incredibly strong to not lose that love and to fight for hope. 

"Hatred can darken life but love will always illuminate it"
The pieces featured in the image above are from the charity collection coming soon- where profits will be donated to the UK fund for terror victims. <3
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You must keep going- EMILY-04

You must keep going- EMILY-04

Take a look at how your life has panned out so far. 
All the hurt, the laughs, the good times and the bad, the people you've met, the negatives, the positives, the decisions, the pride, the fear, the love. 
Everything you have done has led you to where you are right now. 
You may be in a good, a bad or a neutral time of your life - you may even be at a place where you can't see things improving. Where ever you are - it's okay to be here. 
Where ever you are - it is okay. 
You are allowed to feel the way you do. 
But if you are in a negative space then you need to take action. You don't deserve to remain in such a place. You deserve happiness and beauty and to know you are loved and important to this world. 
If you need help - then reach out for it. If you need space - then ask for it. If you can't carry the load - then share it. Things can get better if you let them. 
Take time to learn about yourself and how your mind works - find what makes you feel calm or what makes you laugh and hold onto these things. Find what makes you angry and sad and let them go. Your life is going to be so amazing and so worth living - so keep going and keep challenging yourself - I promise you things will improve over time. 
If you are in positive place in your life then allow yourself to feel the happiness, the joy, the beauty. Let yourself welcome the good times with open arms and hug them until they feel the most amount of love you can offer. Feel proud of how far you've come and how hard you've worked to feel this feeling, to be where you are. Look at what you've achieved. You deserve this positivity to remain with you for as long as it can. 
A good thing to do would be to write down how it feels when you are feeling positive¬† because when you are feeling low again, you can look at what you felt and remember that the feeling is real. And you can feel it - you can achieve it. Sometimes it takes more work than others but it is there. And it is worth so much to feel the happiness, to laugh and to smile. So never give up on this, never loose hope. Positivity is always there and you can always find it. You just need to look ūüĆą¬†
So - where ever you are right now in your life - always remember that happiness exists because you are either feeling it now or on your way to feeling it really soon. And you deserve every drop of it that you can find! So don't loose hope or faith, because I promise you that you will smile again. And it will get easier and easier until one day, to feel happy will be the norm. And that is what you deserve - a beautifully happy life.
 
"Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway. So pause, breathe, cry if you must but keep going"
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Not all victories are about saving the world- EMILY- 03

Not all victories are about saving the world- EMILY- 03

A victory a day, keeps the tricky thoughts at bay.
You deserve to have a beautiful day- get out of bed, walk into your garden or to an open window and simply breathe in the fresh air. Take in your surroundings. Notice the things you have. Have a drink and just breathe. Plan something for the day and do it. You deserve to have a beautiful day. 
Let yourself do something you love. Something that makes you feel comforted, makes you smile or laugh. Have your favourite snack, eat healthily and drink plenty of water. Watch the funniest movie you own. Dance around in your living room singing at the top of you lungs! Just do something to make you smile and laugh today . ūüĆą
BECAUSE
Not all victories are about saving the world. 
Some victories are simply living in this world. 
Some are feeding and respecting your body, especially when your head tells you not too. 
That tricky little head- if it's telling you not to, then allow yourself to love yourself, keep fighting, and demand the beautiful day that, trust me, you deserve.
Give yourself this victory today. The victory of looking after your body and your life. That can be so easy for some people, and so difficult for others. You're not alone.
Give yourself the care, love and respect that you give to the people around you. If you want to love others better, you need to love yourself first- and to love yourself is to accept yourself exactly as you are, and remember, we are all thinking the same things that we're not saying- you are not alone, we are all humans. Remember that you are worthy of happiness and you deserve to look after yourself. Practice allowing the thought of worthiness. Practice, practice, practice.
Never forget your self worth. And if you haven't found it yet, don't give up hope. Be patient and be kind, you'll find it soon - but until then, don't loose hope and be nice to your body and yourself. 
You deserve to be happy and healthy!
"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can be the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step"
  • If you'd like a therapeutic art outlet and to meet other warriors, read about our Warrior Workshops Here.
  • If you're interested in improving your self esteem through modelling, check out our Model Programme Here.
  • Get a dose of Love by watching¬†our films Here.