Heidi Williams suffered for many years from panic attacks and severe depression. It was yoga that finally helped her feel an inner sense of harmony once more. Now, Heidi helps others who want to feel joy and peace again through her inspirational photographs and online support group work.
"Perfectionism is a serial killer of happiness" -Brene Brown Sometimes we talk about being a "perfectionist" as being a great thing. We talk about it in job interviews like our biggest problem is that we are really just "too good" at things. But by definition a perfectionist is someone who is only satisfied with perfection. It doesn't mean you're perfect… It means you'll never be willing to take risks, or even try, for fear that you wont be good enough. It means that you'll never be able to fully enjoy the people around you, because they wont be good enough. When you are only satisfied once perfection is achieved, you forfeit enjoying the beauty of growth, the beauty of nature, the beauty of the human condition in general. And to me there is nothing more beautiful in life than that. Photo magic: @kariannphoto Flower crown: @thefauxbouquets Hair: @styled_by_carolynn
The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.- Anonymous Who is ready for an EMOTIONAL DETOX?? Starting this Sunday I am hosting my very first 7 DAY EMOTIONAL CLEANSE. During this Cleanse we will be… 1 Identifying Triggers, self-destructive behavior and false belief systems that have kept you from experiencing the inner strength, peace and happiness you know is inside of you, but seemed buried under trauma or over all a heaviness you cant seem to identify. 2. Challenging, Dismantling and Eradicating the false belief beliefs keeping you stuck in a downward spiral 3. Establishing a new belief system based on your peace and truth. I will be including Meditations, Yoga, Exercise, Nutrition, Essential Oils, Teas and any other tool that have been my go-to's during my own healing journey. You can particitpate at whatever level works for you, but I will say, the more you show up, the more results you will get. I will be taking you through a very similar proccess to the one I went through when I cleared my own PTSD trigger. This proccess can be incredibly transformative if you allow it to transform you. With that, I cannot wait to spend the whole week clearing emotional space with you!!! xoxoxoxoxo See you Sunday!! click the link in bio to join us as we detox our emotions and open ourselves up to new found peace, health and happiness PHOTO WIZARD: @kariannphoto Pants: @flexilexi_fitness
Calling all my Utah Goddesses… On august 26th at 6:00 I am co-hosting an "I AM ENOUGH" Girls Night Out with my love @foreverhhy To remind each and every one of us just how incredible we are! This night is totally FREE and consists of: Cleansing Facials Luscious Hand Treatments Therapeutic Reflexology Rejuvenating Yoga Delicious Refreshments and some Nourishing Girl Time Come play and bring all your loves…Because you damn well deserve a night off! If you are a girl and you are in Northern Utah, direct message me and I will send you the address! Tag all your girlfriends below and I cant wait to hug and kiss each and every one of you!!! Photographer:@kariannphoto Flowers: @thefauxbouquets Hair: @lacedhairextensions @styled_by_carolynn
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over… She became a butterfly. I'm back. And I can't wait to share everything. Also to those who are offended by bodies: I'm a girl. I have boobs. I'm a human. I have nipples. If you peek under your shirt, (most likely) you do too. It's ok. We're ok. I love you. Hair: @styled_by_carolynn & @lacedhairextensions Top: @stelariclothing Photo: @kariannphoto
Forgiveness doesn’t mean IT'S OK. Forgiveness means I'M OK. To forgive yourself is to remember who you are. To forgive others is to remember who they are, and your power in any point in time is to remember who you are. Because it is in remembering who you are that you realize- nothing I have done, and nothing you have done can change who I am or who you are. We are all inherently good. We are all works of God And his creations are wholly loving and wholly lovable. And as reminded by the Bhagavad Gita: Fire cannot burn me, water cannot wet me, wind cannot dry me, weapons cannot shatter me; my spirit is eternal, it was never born and will never die. ….talking about Forgiveness in the support group this week. Link to join in bio… Top:@stelariclothing Bottoms:@aloyoga
Are you barely breathing and calling it life? Are you hardly eating, pretending to survive? Are you living your life out of guilt, fear and shame? Do you know who you are? Do you know your own name? If no one was watching, if nobody knew would you still do the things that you do? When the people are gone and the pressure is off Are you still as hard? Or are you tender and soft? Do you see yourself in the blossoming flowers? Do you hear yourself in earths monsoon showers? Go look in the mirror, right in your eyes i want you to get it, i want you to realize The only words that matter, the only words that are true are "I AM ENOUGH, and so are you." Photographer: @kariannphoto Hair: @styled_by_carolynn
There is a rising goddess within us. A person who is clever, wise and humble. Who is strong and compassionate. A person who is playful, creative, and authentic. Who is brave and courageous. A person who is full of grace, integrity, and light. Who loves fiercely and unconditionally. There is a rising goddess within us. Can you feel her heart beating within your chest? To all my SALT LAKE CITY GODDESSES: join me this Friday night for our first ever GODDESS PARTY. SEE THE LINK IN BIO FOR DETAILS. And check my goddess pose post for info. Photo MAGIC: @kariannphoto Flower crown: @thefauxbouquets Hair: @styled_by_carolynn @lacedhairextensions
For day 14 of #beclean2015 @yoga_ky asked us to get out into nature today. I. LOVE. REDROCK Dev and I have made a new tradition to come out here every Sunday. There is an incredible energy that comes from this place that cleanses my spirit, fills my heart with gratitude and makes me want to dance a celebration dance to thank God for this special place he created for me. (Hence the dancer pose 😉) Check in with me tonight for the last day off the challenge. Leggings: @daughtersofculture Use code beclean2015 For 15% off Hosts: @mikiashyoga @phelpshair @summerperez @yoga_ky @heidiwilliams89. Sponsors: @thirdeyepinecones @daughtersofculture @teaofakind @eastonwestapparel
This world needs your love. This world needs your light. At times we may be tempted to say "I have a reason not to shine right now. I have a reason to withhold love for those who withhold it themselves." Every action is either love or a call for love. Let's teach the world what it looks like to truly LOVE ONE ANOTHER! #prayfororlando #prayforyourenemies #shineyourlight
People tell me all the time that I'm brave for sharing my story. Especially after sharing my latest blog post on rape. (click the link in my bio to read it) But here's the funny thing. I don't share these personal experiences because I'm brave. I share them to become brave. Writing has become my therapy. It helps me to organize my feelings and let them go. With every word I write, I heal that wound just a bit more. And find just a bit more courage. But there's a second part I didn't expect to happen. I didn't expect to find so many friends out there who are experiencing the same pains. And I definitely didn't expect the amount of healing that comes from that knowledge alone. Shared adversity is a powerful thing. During my darkest days, I needed desperately to know that I wasn't alone. The words "me too" were like a cooling balm on recently burned skin. So if being brave enough to let 13,000 people see the skeletons in my closet is what it takes to give even 1 person that healing balm, then I am honored to make that sacrifice. 🙏 Wearing: @aloyoga
THOUGH BROKEN IS WHAT WE FEEL, IT IS NOT WHO WE ARE. We are inherently loving and lovable. It's not something we have to learn, it's actually something we have to UNLEARN. We've been taught how to fight and shame and degrade ourselves. But we've never been taught how do the one thing that comes most natural to us… To love ourselves. To honor ourselves. To heal our ourselves of the broken ideas we think define us. Take a look at yourself. You're the most complex creation of the universe. And so am i. You have unlimited potential. And so do I. You have magic in your DNA that comes from your divine ancestry. And so do I. You can believe in yourself and so can I. Photo magic by: @kariannphoto Outfit by: @aloyoga
*pose inspired by the lovely @ania_75 * SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME!! I've worked really hard to find a lifestyle that is healthiest for me. over the past couple months dev and I have been moving toward a raw till dinner diet. We had been eating mainly Fruits and vegetables during the day and veggies with small amounts of grains for dinner. We were only eating meat a couple times a month. We've all been feeling GREAT and were seeing awesome results! And then I got pregnant… All the sudden this weekend, I COULD NOT STAND EVEN THE THOUGHT OF VEGETABLES!!! All I wanted were white breadsticks and soft pretzels!!!!! I can handle small amounts of fruits. I can even handle some veggies as long as there is lots of cream or cheese or meat with a large amount of grains. I know the first thought is 'well Heidi, you obviously need some grains in your diet'. But the thing is, I can't handle the thought of "healthy bread". It grosses me out. I'm wanting Little Caesars greasy white breadsticks. I CANT be convinced that they are at all possibly healthy.😂😂😂 I'm trying to stay open and not eliminate things out of my diet that may serve me. But REALLY??? I just don't buy it. WEIRDEST THING YET : I DON'T WANT DONUTS !!! 😱😱😱😱😱😂😂😂 Anyone else experience something like this?? And how did you stay healthy??
I take my clothes off. Not for you. But for me. Some people believe that when a woman shows her skin, she is inadvertently asking for sex. Asking to be looked at. Asking for objectification. Is it not possible that a woman's body is made for more than just sex? That maybe it's not about sex at all. That maybe we take our clothes off because we damn well want to. That maybe We have shamed women's bodies for so long that it's time we take a moment to see the beauty and wonder in the human body. Regardless of size and shape. That maybe it's time to see our bodies for what they truly are…miraculous creations of God. Here to give us the ability to express ourselves at our deepest levels. Maybe its time we stop judging the human body and start celebrating and honoring it instead. Take a moment today to take your clothes off and truly see your body. Feel your heart beating for you. Feel your lungs expanding for you. And for once instead of measuring it, thank your body for supporting every second of your beautiful life. Photo: @kariannphoto Hair: @styled_by_carolynn @lacedhairextensions