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Shine Challenge

I like the sound of this.


a 31 day guide to embracing your authentic, beautiful self

so you can be lit from within to live your passion and purpose

and give your gifts to the world

Are you ready to choose you, appreciate you, love you and have no idea how to start?

Have you been thinking about taking the Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance  journey but didn’t know if it would work for you or weren’t sure about making a year-long commitment to you?

Do you want supportive, encouraging company and a little reassuring guidance on your journey?  Then shine is for you.

how shine works: 

Every day in August, there will be a daily post here at www.rosiemolinary.com that will offer you inspiration on your self-acceptance journey and  then guidance on how to take one simple step that day towards living in self-acceptance.  Complete that day’s challenge and come back and post a comment about your experience with that challenge and you will be entered to win one of many awesome giveaway prizes.  There will be weekly giveaways and an end of the month grand finale giveaway.

getting started:

Each daily post in August will feature a challenge.  Complete the challenge and come back and share about it- what did you learn, how did it challenge you, how did it feel, would you do it again, etc- as a comment and you will be entered in the giveaways.  Every time you comment, you add an entry.  If you complete and comment about the challenges on 17 days of shine, you will have 17 entries for the grand finale drawing and the number of challenges accepted to that point in each weekly giveaway.   The weekly giveaways will happen every Friday.

Want to talk shine on Twitter?  Just use the hashtag #shine.

There are also several different ways to get a few more entries in the giveaways.

#1-3   Sign up for my newsletter, follow me on Twitter, and follow me on Facebook.

#4-5  Follow Karina Dresses, the grand prize giveaway sponsor, on Twitter andFacebook.

If you do bonus entries 1-5 (and you get one entry per follow/sign up), leave me a comment here saying something like “I followed you on FB and Twitter and signed up for your newsletter” and I’ll add your entries to the giveaway.

Also, Karina would love for you to let them know that you are their new friend/ follower because of shine and this blog so feel free to post on their blog or tweet them that you are a new friend because of shine/ Rosie Molinary.

get to know the sponsors:      

Many amazing people have come together to support shine and offer those of you taking this journey wonderful prizes all along the way.  I want to introduce you to all the sponsors that have given shine a spark.  Check them out!

Round of applause to…

Polly Campbell, author of Imperfect Spirituality

JL Fields of JL Goes Vegan Coaching

Mara Glatzel of Medicinal Marzipan

Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga

Jodi Helmer, author of The Green Year and other books

Lee McCracken of Yes Ma’am Tees

Julie McCue of You are Loved Designs

Michelle Marie McGrath of Sacred Self

Sally McGraw of Already Pretty

James and Mary Rose Taylor of Birkenstock Feet First, the Arboretum Shopping Center in Charlotte, NC

Special thanks to…

Karina Dresses for offering the grand prize giveaway of one of their dresses.  Got your eye on one of their near one of a kind dresses?  Order one now and just use this discount code (MOLR30) to receive $30 off any full-priced dress.  Enjoy!

Amber Karnes of My Aim is True and Body Positive Yoga for generously designing and donating the gorgeous shine logo.  I mean, seriously, could the woman be any more talented and big hearted?

Alright, we’re all in this together this month.  Let’s shine!



 Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.  ~Henry David Thoreau

I’ve done quite a bit of soul searching recently. I realize that while I crave security, I’m never unhappier than when I consistently know what tomorrow will bring. I always need to shake thing up. It’s always made everyone crazy, but at nearly 50 I’m starting to like that about myself.

I’ve come to accept that I am the sum total of all of my experiences. That all of the pain and love, the disappointments and the successes, the friendships and the betrayals, have brought me to this place and made me the person I am today.  I’m learning to love all of those things. It hasn’t come easily and sometimes it doesn’t come at all.

I continue everyday to strive to improve without losing the unique person that I am.  Embracing the frailties are just as important as taking pride in the strengths. I like that I’m a little quirky and that I see things differently than most people. I like that I’m usually the first person to try something new and that I jump in with both feet and tend to ignore the sign for the deep end of the water. Sometimes these qualities serve me well and sometimes they just make for a really entertaining story a decade after I recover from it. All in all, I’ll keep all the pieces because I’m enjoying the crazy ride of being me.

There’s a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.  ~Pearl Bailey