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Depression can feel like...trying as hard as you can to swim to the surface of the ocean, towards the sunlight, but never quite being able to get there. You have a body that is perfectly capable of doing so, but for some reason, no matter how hard you fight against the water, more water seems to appear, separating you from the sun. Something seems to keep pulling you down towards the dark, cold water. You swim harder and harder but you're getting tired now. You want to ask for help, for someone to throw you a life raft, but it's scary. They are trying to tread their own water up there as it is. You don't want to burden them with your struggles, what if you pull them down with you? And what if they look at your body and think "she has two strong arms and two strong legs, she should be able to do it on her own... she must not be trying hard enough. She must like it down there. Look at all these other people with less strong arms and legs at the surface... she must not be grateful for the ones she was given." Little do they know, you are paddling for your life hoping to reach the surface soon. You are strong, so incredibly strong and you are using every ounce of strength you have, but the water is strong too. I know it is. I really know it is... but hey. Wanna hear something important? You better listen to me loud and clear... there are people who will throw you their life raft. In fact, they might even want to share theirs and hear about your swim to the top. It might have taken them awhile to get there too! And wanna hear something even more important?? The water comes in waves but you....you are oh so constant. You can outlast the water. You are strong enough, and brace enough, and worthy enough, and trying hard enough, and quite frankly, YOU ARE ENOUGH in general. Don't give up. #justkeepswimming #shareyourliferaft #depression #hnhadventures

Depression can feel so incredibly isolating. Especially when you feel like you don't "deserve" to be sad. I can't even tell you the amount of time I spent suppressing my feelings because I know others have it way worse than me and "I should just be grateful for what I have" However, it is not a weakness. I know how hard you are fighting to put a smile on your face everyday. Depression is NOT a lack of gratitude. You should not be shamed for not working hard enough. You are not just feeling sorry for yourself. You are not a burden. Your pain is real and valid. I know it feels like the hurt will last a lifetime but it will not be like this forever. You are loved and that is reason enough to exist. We put so much pressure on people to prove their value and existence through accomplishment and work. But here's the thing, you are worthy and amazing and necessary JUST as you are. I know I don't always believe my own words, but that's okay because it just means we are in this together, people. You are never alone. ALSO, every human has a light and a darkness within them. We are so quick to label people as "good" or "bad" but the truth is we are all a little bit of both and your darkness does not make you bad. Your humanity is nothing to be ashamed of. It's not too late to ask for help. And friends, if someone you know is exhibiting signs of depression or anxiety, REACH OUT TO THEM. Put away your ego or fear of not knowing what to say and choose love. Chances are they need you but won't ask for help in fear of burdening you. Let them know you are there. We are all human -- flawed and messy and broken and hurting and afraid of our aloneness. But connection can be the cure in so many ways.
YOU ARE WORTHY. So so so so so worthy. #justkeepswimming #hnhadventures #depression #shareyourliferaft #travelinladies #chooselove #dontgiveup #intothelight #shareyourstory

Today, we are in Minnesota with our friends the Andersons celebrating their sons life through his legacy of kindness. Tonight, we are off to London on our next installment of some epic #hnhadventures ❤️✈️ Love this travel buddy of mine 😘😍

Santorini was spectacular. This may be one of my fave pictures I've ever captured of @harleybronwyn 🔥😳❤️ #hnhadventures #greece🇬🇷 #thira #santorini #husbandsofinstagram

London, Day 3: HARRY POTTER ON MY BIRTHDAY. Y'all this was a present @harleybronwyn got me 2 Christmas' ago and it finally happened. Over 5 hours of amazing Harry Potter magic. Plus, the most delicious dinner at Dishoom ❤️👌🏼 #hnhadventures #youreawizardhouston

Germany, Day 17: Made our way back to Frankfurt to visit with @auroralilaluna and @sylvan_d and meet baby Philia. She is the cutest squishball ever. We also got so celebrate a birthday at an All White Party, so here we are in our stainable style. Spent a final night at the airport before hopping on a flight back to Seattle. #hnhadventures

Germany, Day 16: Visited a few more castles in the morning before heading out to Geierlay - Germany's longest suspension bridge. 1,181 feet long, this thing is a feat of engineering and mildly terrifying to find yourself in the middle of. @harleybronwyn faced some fears making her way across this thang. Headed back to our AirBnB for some wine in our 500 year old house's cellar. Shoutout to @bc_serna, who I was channeling into this bridge pose. He is my spirit animal. #hnhadventures

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Depression can feel so incredibly isolating. Especially when you feel like you don't "deserve" to be sad. I can't even tell you the amount of time I spent suppressing my feelings because I know others have it way worse than me and "I should just be grateful for what I have" However, it is not a weakness. I know how hard you are fighting to put a smile on your face everyday. Depression is NOT a lack of gratitude. You should not be shamed for not working hard enough. You are not just feeling sorry for yourself. You are not a burden. Your pain is real and valid. I know it feels like the hurt will last a lifetime but it will not be like this forever. You are loved and that is reason enough to exist. We put so much pressure on people to prove their value and existence through accomplishment and work. But here's the thing, you are worthy and amazing and necessary JUST as you are. I know I don't always believe my own words, but that's okay because it just means we are in this together, people. You are never alone. ALSO, every human has a light and a darkness within them. We are so quick to label people as "good" or "bad" but the truth is we are all a little bit of both and your darkness does not make you bad. Your humanity is nothing to be ashamed of. It's not too late to ask for help. And friends, if someone you know is exhibiting signs of depression or anxiety, REACH OUT TO THEM. Put away your ego or fear of not knowing what to say and choose love. Chances are they need you but won't ask for help in fear of burdening you. Let them know you are there. We are all human -- flawed and messy and broken and hurting and afraid of our aloneness. But connection can be the cure in so many ways.
YOU ARE WORTHY. So so so so so worthy. #justkeepswimming #hnhadventures #depression #shareyourliferaft #travelinladies #chooselove #dontgiveup #intothelight #shareyourstory

Depression can feel like...trying as hard as you can to swim to the surface of the ocean, towards the sunlight, but never quite being able to get there. You have a body that is perfectly capable of doing so, but for some reason, no matter how hard you fight against the water, more water seems to appear, separating you from the sun. Something seems to keep pulling you down towards the dark, cold water. You swim harder and harder but you're getting tired now. You want to ask for help, for someone to throw you a life raft, but it's scary. They are trying to tread their own water up there as it is. You don't want to burden them with your struggles, what if you pull them down with you? And what if they look at your body and think "she has two strong arms and two strong legs, she should be able to do it on her own... she must not be trying hard enough. She must like it down there. Look at all these other people with less strong arms and legs at the surface... she must not be grateful for the ones she was given." Little do they know, you are paddling for your life hoping to reach the surface soon. You are strong, so incredibly strong and you are using every ounce of strength you have, but the water is strong too. I know it is. I really know it is... but hey. Wanna hear something important? You better listen to me loud and clear... there are people who will throw you their life raft. In fact, they might even want to share theirs and hear about your swim to the top. It might have taken them awhile to get there too! And wanna hear something even more important?? The water comes in waves but you....you are oh so constant. You can outlast the water. You are strong enough, and brace enough, and worthy enough, and trying hard enough, and quite frankly, YOU ARE ENOUGH in general. Don't give up. #justkeepswimming #shareyourliferaft #depression #hnhadventures

Yesterday, this sweet boy and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. We faced some major fears and took our first surfing lesson (which was epically graced with the presence of dolphins), went wine tasting at the amazing @malibusafaris and hung out with @a_giraffe_named_stanley, and ended our evening doing our favorite activity together, eating. We had THE MOST amazing food at my favorite LA Italian place, #jonandvinnys ❤️ it was a magical day. We may have argued over the music choices in the car and got a parking ticket but I would like to think that a day without a few bumps in the road wouldn't be an accurate representation of married life. I never expected marriage to feel/be this way. It's beautiful and frustrating and hilarious and hard and completely made up as we go along. We are both doing the best we can to figure it out along the way. We are continually learn how to say sorry and humble ourselves for the relationship. We are learning to really listen to what the other is saying and have compassion for the moments we don't fully understand. We are learning to fully forgive for all the hurts and the pain, because lord knows there is pain and hurt. I feel grateful that we can speak so honestly with each other. I feel grateful that you support me in the pursuit of my dreams. I feel grateful that you haven't given up or given in. I love you @houstonkraft ❤️ you are my best friend and the best life partner. #hnhadventures #weddinganniversary #3yearanniversary #marriedmybestfriend #loveyourface #jonandvinnys #everylifehasasoundtrack #greece2017 #itainteasy #butitsworthit

I wanna be that song that gets you high
Makes you dance, makes you fall
That melody rewinds years
Once disappear, makes time stall
Wanna be those words that fill you up
Pull your windows down and keeps you young
Makes you believe you're right where you belong
I wanna be that song ❤️ #everylifehasasoundtrack

HAPPY #TBT FRANS 😍 I have a very exciting announcement. I have posted my VERY FIRST BLOG POST on #hnhadventures 🙏🏽 The link is in my bio!!!The blog is still in infantile stages and needs way more work but I got over eager and just wanted to share with you! The post elaborates on my skincare post from yesterday so if you were at all curious about my routine, GO CHECK IT OUT! Ahhh I'm so excited/nervous to finally be committing to this thang. I hope you enjoy it! Okay bye bye bye 😍🔥❤️ #nomakeupchallenge #loveyourselfalways #loveyourskin #loveyourface #beautybloggers

You guys.. my new skincare routine has LITERALLY changed my life. I have always struggled with annoying combination skin...it was always too dry or too oily and I could never find the perfect balance. I also never used to use sunscreen on my face so about a year ago, I started to notice some sun spot and wrinkles caused from the harsh Southern California sunshine. Here's the deal, as you age, your face ages. Duh. You can't change that fact and you shouldn't try! Growing old is a privilege. BUT, you can do things to take care of it in the mean time so the only lines you are getting are ones that are earned like the ones around your mouth and eyes from smiling 😍 with that being said, I want to share my favorite products with you! First of all, oil cleansing is THE THING. It has completely changed my face. I know, I know. Putting oil on your already greasy face sounds crazzzz BUT it works. Normal cleansers dry out your skin which makes your skin produce more natural oils, leading to a greasy, hot mess on your face. Oils nourish your skin. Nourished skin makes you happy. Happy people just don't kill their husbands. (Sorry legally blonde quote...im getting off track) get yourself some castor, sunflower, and rose hip oils and blend up a concoction that works for your face. Currently I have about 20% castor and 40% sunflower/40% rose. Cleanse morning and night with it! TRUST ME. It's da best. After you've cleansed, get yourself some rose water and drench your face in it. Just spray it like there is no tomorrow. It's good for your soul. Follow that up with some vitamin c and vitamin a serums (amazon has tons of great options) and then end with another oil. For the day I use magnesium oil as it is a drier oil and doesn't leave you feeling as greasy. At night I usually use rosehip oil or a Korean face mask (which are also on amazon) thank god for amazon)) Finish up with a mineral sunscreen and BOOM. You good to go. You will proba have to adjust this over time to find the right mix for your face but you've only got one face so the work is worth it! ❤️ any questions, put them down below 👇🏽 love, Harlos

So excited about my early anniversary present from @houstonkraft ❤️🔥 #sovenice #arborboards

🌝 sunset seeker 🌝 #wanderlustgreece

Happy #tbt 🌍❤️missing this beautiful place but grateful to live in another beautiful place. #wanderlustgreece

Choosing Love with this girl, always ❤️ #hnhadventures #greece🇬🇷 #santorini #thira

Holy woah. Finally home after an amazing few weeks of adventure. Feeling grateful, fulfilled, tired, strong, vulnerable, lucky, and humbled. I have so many thoughts to share with you all but my brain is a swirling jet lagged mess. My heart is full of love and gratitude tonight though and I just wanted to remind you all that you are loved just exactly as you are for everything you are. Also, here is quote that has come up twice today and has been on my heart ❤️ "The purpose of art is to conflict the comfortable and comfort the conflicted." Okay, stream of consciousness. I don't know anymore. goodnight. Love love.

Mediterranean waters 🔥 After a few days in Athens, the family headed out in a ridiculous 9 passenger van that @harleybronwyn had to navigate through the city. We headed West to Nafplio then North to Delfi before looping back around to Athens for our flight to Santorini. #hnhadventures #familymadness #greece🇬🇷

Goodnight to you, good morning to me. 🌚🌝

Mother Nature wanted to give us a taste of the heavens so she created the Greek Islands 🌴 Keep an eye out for our new travel blog, H&H Adventures ❤️ coming soon! #hnhadventures

Never leaving. ❤️

Channeling my inner Meg. 💁🏽 (Hercules is taking the photo)

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