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I decided to go watch the #fireworks alone right after work — when I’m alone i get things done i enjoyed taking myself out — Whole video on #YouTube —paparazzibarber #2019 year o the go getter leave all those behind in #2018 that’s keep you Back — bad #energy #family #friends loved ones etc — ... I decided to go watch the #fireworks alone right after work — when I’m alone i get things done i enjoyed taking myself out — Whole video on #YouTube —paparazzibarber #2019 year o the go getter leave all those behind in #2018 that’s keep you
Back — bad #energy #family #friends loved ones etc — just work on yourself- what is it that you
Want — all that you been looking for is in within - i hope this #inspires you if not carry on —- people was saying it’s to crowded you have to pay it may be violence etc — man something’s best to not listen to people— jus go get yours
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For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening. For the woman who is ...
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For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening. For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about. For the woman who still leads from the front even although she’s lost inside. For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because ... For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening.
For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about.
For the woman who still leads from the front even although she’s lost inside.
For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because she has been awake for a straight week with a sick child.
For the single mom who doesn't know how the utilities are going to stay on this month.
For the woman who has gone through 2 IVF's and has tried for five years without success but still shows up to every baby shower for her friends.
For the woman who still hasn't forgiven herself for the abortion that she had 20 years ago.
For the woman who has a line of judging eyes at her and her children as she counts out coins or has to put something back at the supermarket.
For the woman that opens the door to the news of her husband being killed overseas three weeks before he was to return home.
For the woman that lives with a quiet anxiety because nobody understands what you could possibly be stressed about.
For the woman that gives to her family all day- everyday and just.needs.a.break.
For the woman that smiles at strangers all day in public- but weeps silently every night.
For the woman who has wanted to end it all but found strength to carry on.
For the woman that heard the rumor about herself at church today.
For the woman sleeping next to a stranger every night.
For the woman whose genetics will never allow her to look like the ones in the magazines.
For the woman that endures one broken relationship after another because there was no father around to teach her what love looks like.
For the woman raising a fatherless daughter and praying that history doesn't repeat itself.
For the woman who loves with all her heart who’s desperate to be loved.
For every single woman that cries in the shower so that nobody else can see. Because if you aren't strong-nobody is.
Just because the water washes your tears doesn't mean that you don't cry. Just because you cry doesn’t mean that you’re not strong enough to handle it.
I am you. I see you. I am with you, I cry with you. I love you. By- Brittany Latham #repost #self
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For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening. For the woman who is ...
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For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening. For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy nobody knew about. For the woman who leads from the front even though she’s lost inside. For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because she’s been awake ... For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening.

For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy nobody knew about.

For the woman who leads from the front even though she’s lost inside.

For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because she’s been awake for a straight week with a sick child.

For the single mum who doesn't know how the utilities will stay on this month.

For the woman who has gone through 2 IVF's and tried for five years without success but still shows up to every baby shower for her friends.

For the woman who still hasn't forgiven herself for the abortion she had 20 years ago.

For the woman who has a line of judging eyes at her and her children as she counts out coins and puts something back at the supermarket.

For the woman that opens the door to the news of her husband being killed overseas three weeks before he was to return home.

For the woman that lives with anxiety because nobody understands what she could possibly be stressed about.

For the woman that gives to her family all day- everyday and just.needs.a.break.

For the woman that smiles at strangers all day in public- but weeps silently every night.

For the woman who has wanted to end it all but found strength to carry on.

For the woman that heard the rumor about herself today.

For the woman sleeping next to a stranger every night.

For the woman whose genetics will never allow her to look like the ones in magazines.

For the woman that endures one broken relationship after another because there was no father around to teach her what love looks like.

For the woman raising a fatherless daughter and praying that history doesn't repeat itself.

For the woman who loves with all her heart who’s desperate to be loved.

For every single woman that cries in the shower so nobody else can see. Because if you aren't strong-nobody is.

Just because the water washes your tears doesn't mean you don't cry. Just because you cry doesn’t mean you’re not strong enough to handle it.

I am you. I see you. I am with you, I cry with you. I love you.

Author: Brittany Latham (Brittany Latham Studios)

#womenempoweringwomen #womensupportwomen #womenempowerment
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The pain in my heart is indescribable. You are one of my best friends and pure loves in my life. God ...
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The pain in my heart is indescribable. You are one of my best friends and pure loves in my life. God taking you from us has broken my heart. I know he loves you best, and he loves us too. Mending my life hasn’t been easy. I haven’t been the same since you said goodnight in my arms. I would give anything ... The pain in my heart is indescribable. You are one of my best friends and pure loves in my life. God taking you from us has broken my heart. I know he loves you best, and he loves us too. Mending my life hasn’t been easy. I haven’t been the same since you said goodnight in my arms. I would give anything to have you back. But I’m realizing that only when I close my eyes for the last time, shall we be reunited in heaven. So my gift to you on this your first Heavenly birthday is a vow of unyielding success and accomplishment. I will show God that you’ve prepared me to rule over the dominions he’s selected for me. I am your successor and carry your legacy. The BOLTON legacy. Family First, Foremost and Forever. I don’t need sympathy, I need you. Keep whispering in my ears and visiting my dreams. Keep protecting me as you always have. I won’t quit on you... EVER. I love you Daddy. FOREVER. Happy Heavenly Birthday.
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The secret that kept me sane ALL summer long - this lightweight (2 lbs-ish) @bombolbaby pop-up booster ...
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The secret that kept me sane ALL summer long - this lightweight (2 lbs-ish) @bombolbaby pop-up booster seat. I would actually say this is something all toddler moms should have because you know at this age they are physically unable sit in one place. Mine is a climber which means I can’t turn ... The secret that kept me sane ALL summer long - this lightweight (2 lbs-ish) @bombolbaby pop-up booster seat. I would actually say this is something all toddler moms should have because you know at this age they are physically unable sit in one place. Mine is a climber which means I can’t turn my back for a second unless she is safely restrained!
Some highlights: ⭐️It folds down super slim and it can be worn as a crossbody or even fit into a baby bag or carry on luggage. ⭐️Great when visiting with friends and family who don’t have extra high chairs available AND especially useful in hotel rooms when traveling.
More detail and full review on the blog! Link in bio.
Use code Zahra10 for 10% off your order! Also big thank you to @sairahayatkhan for introducing me to it through her blog! And of course thank you to @bombolbaby for sending me a seat in exchange for my honest review.
#momblogger #babymusthaves #boosterseat
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TT (turnback Tuesday)... Life was easier... trick or treating, piggy back ride when you got tired... ...
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TT (turnback Tuesday)... Life was easier... trick or treating, piggy back ride when you got tired... it's those moments you cherish, carry and try to recreate with family and friends. Hope your all having a blessed day... create moments with those that love you and keep them close to your ... TT (turnback Tuesday)... Life was easier... trick or treating, piggy back ride when you got tired... it's those moments you cherish, carry and try to recreate with family and friends. ❤ Hope your all having a blessed day... create moments with those that love you and keep them close to your heart! ✌🏼& ❤ Bails
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Taking my favorite trash fam to celebrate my 6 month anniversary with my wife @joel_burns the only ...
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Taking my favorite trash fam to celebrate my 6 month anniversary with my wife @joel_burns the only way we know how- on a party boat in Cabo. There was a bridal party who all blew me away by the ability to stay standing in the highest wedges ever, a group of older people who saw the crowd and asked ... Taking my favorite trash fam to celebrate my 6 month anniversary with my wife @joel_burns the only way we know how- on a party boat in Cabo. There was a bridal party who all blew me away by the ability to stay standing in the highest wedges ever, a group of older people who saw the crowd and asked for a different boat after 5 minutes, a very confused 14 year old with his family, 4 hornets who found us in the damn water somehow and terrorized me, and some very very drunk dudes who were hanging off the side of the boat at some point (which made me feel the worry mixed with rage of the 87 year old woman I’ve always been) and one had to be carried off by his friends and then they carted him through town (“should we carry him? I can grab a leg, dude”). Then we walked back and everybody wanted to put a lizard on our shoulder to make money. Anyway, I actually really fucking love Cabo and these people so I’m feeling p good. #SheWentToJared
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So these tattoos.... well I can’t even begin to describe and explain how much each of them mean to ...
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So these tattoos.... well I can’t even begin to describe and explain how much each of them mean to me. When a friend, a brother, someone I respect asks me to tattoo them with a “max” crown it is a game changer. I am so excited for the day he realizes how many people have his back! How many people will ... So these tattoos.... well I can’t even begin to describe and explain how much each of them mean to me. When a friend, a brother, someone I respect asks me to tattoo them with a “max” crown it is a game changer. I am so excited for the day he realizes how many people have his back! How many people will forever carry his fight with them! So many close family and friends who will be beside him and see him thru this fight we call Cystic Fibrosis! @ocr_addict it literally leaves @jennimadejames & I in tears looking at these. When I tattoo them I can separate myself but when I look at the picture it all hits home! Thank you! With all I have thank you! #allegianceinktattoo #aisquared #FUCKCYSTICFIBROSIS
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People might have a hard time understanding you, your passion and most of all, your overall character. ...
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People might have a hard time understanding you, your passion and most of all, your overall character. DEDMA SA KANILA. Because to me, you have remained my favorite sheep covered in a wolf’s fur. You have always been the person who hates me when I eat too much yet feeds me constantly! LOL. With ... People might have a hard time understanding you, your passion and most of all, your overall character. DEDMA SA KANILA. Because to me, you have remained my favorite sheep covered in a wolf’s fur. You have always been the person who hates me when I eat too much yet feeds me constantly! LOL. With that, I thank you. Kahit 90% of my childhood wala kang ginawa kung hindi pikunin ako, alam kong mahal mo ako because that’s the kind of love you give away and ONLY PEOPLE WITHOUT CRAB MENTALITY CAN SINCERELY UNDERSTAND YOU. If only people could see the heart you carry for all your family and friends just to gather us together, they would know truly, that you deserve only the best. I may not be your best friend, but I promise to support your dreams, goals and I vow to be your friend forever. I’ll always be that number 2 fan at your back (next to Atsi Shar) Happy birthday to you, my superman ♥️ Love, your crazy little Shobe
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For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening. For the woman who is ...
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For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening. For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about. For the woman who still leads from the front even although she’s lost inside. For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because ... For the woman whose husband makes an "extra stop" after work every evening.
For the woman who is mourning the loss of a pregnancy that nobody else knew about.

For the woman who still leads from the front even although she’s lost inside.
For the woman who was fired for her fourth late because she has been awake for a straight week with a sick child.

For the single mom who doesn't know how the utilities are going to stay on this month.

For the woman who has gone through 2 IVF's and has tried for five years without success but still shows up to every baby shower for her friends.
For the woman who still hasn't forgiven herself for the abortion that she had 20 years ago.

For the woman who has a line of judging eyes at her and her children as she counts out coins or has to put something back at the supermarket.

For the woman that opens the door to the news of her husband being killed overseas three weeks before he was to return home.
For the woman that lives with a quiet anxiety because nobody understands what you could possibly be stressed about.

For the woman that gives to her family all day- everyday and just.needs.a.break.

For the woman that smiles at strangers all day in public- but weeps silently every night.

For the woman who has wanted to end it all but found strength to carry on.
For the woman that heard the rumor about herself at church today.

For the woman sleeping next to a stranger every night.

For the woman whose genetics will never allow her to look like the ones in the magazines.

For the woman that endures one broken relationship after another because there was no father around to teach her what love looks like.

For the woman raising a fatherless daughter and praying that history doesn't repeat itself.
For the woman who loves with all her heart who’s desperate to be loved.
For every single woman that cries in the shower so that nobody else can see. Because if you aren't strong-nobody is.
Just because the water washes your tears doesn't mean that you don't cry. Just because you cry doesn’t mean that you’re not strong enough to handle it.

I am you. I see you. I am with you,I cry with you. I love you.
Written by Brittany Lathan
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[Hello darkness, my old friend] As I’m sure you noticed I’ve been very inactive over the past year ...
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[Hello darkness, my old friend] As I’m sure you noticed I’ve been very inactive over the past year or so. This is largely due to the anxiety/depression I’ve been combating. While these terms are not interchangeable, they are very much inter-connected in my life. It ultimately caused me ... [Hello darkness, my old friend]
As I’m sure you noticed I’ve been very inactive over the past year or so. This is largely due to the anxiety/depression I’ve been combating. While these terms are not interchangeable, they are very much inter-connected in my life. It ultimately caused me to lose my motivation for something I hold dear to my heart (photography), and made me feel pretty crummy over the past year. I’m happy to say that with the support of friends, family, and loved ones, I’m making significant strides to returning to my former self. This photo accurately portrays my emotional state over the past year. At any rate, I’m happy to have found my creative spark again. I would like to conclude this by saying a big thanks to all those who’ve helped me back to a more positive place. I cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you’ve shown. If you are feeling depressed or anxious, I would encourage you to open up to loved ones. I know its hard to be emotionally vulnerable, but in the long run it’s much easier to open up to your loved ones than it is to carry that burden on your own. Keep being awesome, all of you! ✌️
#afol #bricknetwork #brickcentral #brickleague #brickuniverse #lego #legophotography #stuckinplastic #toyphotography #toyslagram_lego #toydiscovery
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I tend to get asked the same questions about what I do... So here are a few FAQs about potentially starting ...
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I tend to get asked the same questions about what I do... So here are a few FAQs about potentially starting your OWN home biz: 1. What happens if you don't sell ANYTHING🤔?? Nothing!! There are NO quotas!! 2. How much money will I LOSE when I start? NONE, you get products in your kit to make ... I tend to get asked the same questions about what I do... So here are a few FAQs about potentially starting your OWN home biz:
1. What happens if you don't sell ANYTHING🤔??
Nothing!! There are NO quotas!! 2. How much money 💸 will I LOSE when I start?
NONE, you get products 🌿 in your kit to make ALL your money right back!! 3. Do I have to buy 💰inventory?
Nope. We don't carry 🙅🏼INVENTORY!

4.Everyone around me sells it....
Currently there is roughly a 1% 😳market saturation, so almost NO ONE sells it‼ Plus we are open on 24 countries, and are continuing to open in new ones!! 🌎

5. I'm not a salesperson...
GOOD!! Neither am I!! I want you to love these products and simply share them with your friends and family.👫 6. What's the penalty if I quit?
There is NONE! (But you won't want to quit😘) 7. I won't know what to do or say? 🤔
When I started I didn't either! I will be right with you, personally mentoring you to help you succeed! 🙌🏼 With NO penalty, NO inventory, NO contracts and all the possibilities in the WORLD, why wouldn't you take a small step & try!? What if you DO succeed!? What would the extra income do for you?
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Hey Fit Fans! A dear friend of ours @marcorivera12 had a very unfortunate accident a few days ago, ...
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Hey Fit Fans! A dear friend of ours @marcorivera12 had a very unfortunate accident a few days ago, severely burning his arm, hand and head in a cooking accident, also falling and injuring his shoulder. The great family of people involved in the fitness community are coming together to help ... Hey Fit Fans! A dear friend of ours @marcorivera12 had a very unfortunate accident a few days ago, severely burning his arm, hand and head in a cooking accident, also falling and injuring his shoulder. The great family of people involved in the fitness community are coming together to help with medical expenses for him and his family. If you have anything to share, please contribute! #Repost @ifbbjondelarosa with @get_repost
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Link is in my bio! Marco is family to @swanndelarosa and I. He’s always been there for me and now I am asking you all for a favor and to help in a time of need. @jacqui_so_fit is absolutely right about our family here at @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @ifbb_pro_league and I couldn’t have said it any better so, please help where you can and let’s make this time a little easier on a great man and an amazing family! #Repost @all_that_glitters_gems
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The one thing that is so awesome about our community the IFBB & NPC is that we are family and stick together through the thick & thin. As of recent one of our fellow bodybuilders got hurt doing something we all do everyday. One day IFBB PRO bodybuilder Marco River was cooking dinner for him and his family... something he loved doing and did often. while doing so he unknowingly left a can of PAM cooking spray Nearby and it exploded causing second degree burns along his entire arm ... his hand and also on his head. To make matters worst when he got burned he fell causing him to land on his shoulder with his weight when doing so he injured his shoulder. We all know Marco well and we know he is a stand up guy .... he works EXTREMELY hard as a trainer to support his family that we all know and love. Right now due to his injury Marco is unable carry on his normal duties due to his injuries and his wife Yeshaira must now carry the duty of working ... taking care of the kids and making sure her beloved husband is also okay.

WE have have taken it upon ourselves to to start this go fund me for our friends so that way he can cover medical expenses which may include plastic surgery as well as keep the family afloat till this all blows over and he is healed and can go back to work.
This is unfortunate an
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Dearest friends, I want to take a moment to write to you because I want to be as open, honest, and transparent ...
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Dearest friends, I want to take a moment to write to you because I want to be as open, honest, and transparent as possible; I’ve failed. . I have been struggling with this burden for months and have been unwilling to come to terms with what I was feeling, but God has made it abundantly clear ... Dearest friends,
I want to take a moment to write to you because I want to be as open, honest, and transparent as possible; I’ve failed.
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I have been struggling with this burden for months and have been unwilling to come to terms with what I was feeling, but God has made it abundantly clear that this sign-making season in our lives has run its course. I have refused to listen to this quiet tug on my heart, thinking instead it was all in my head. That maybe if I just worked harder or worked differently or changed our schedules or [insert another feeble solution here] it would all fall into place and we would be back on track and better than before. But the reality is, that’s not the case at all. Defying all sense and reason, God is calling us to put the brushes down. I don’t understand it. I have rebelled for months now. I am finally relinquishing control. I cannot do this.
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I realize I have disappointed many people; those who waited patiently and diligently for Mother’s Day gifts that didn’t arrive in time, those who made their first purchases, those who made their twentieth, and everyone in-between. I am so sorry. I am still painting. I am still working. Unless you tell me otherwise, I will continue working on all open orders until they are all shipped.
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All further sales are currently closed, and our website reflects this as well. Though I will not say we will never make signs again, we will not do so in the capacity we have before. To that end, please let me assure you all that we as a family are doing well: we are happy, healthy, and otherwise thriving. I apologize again for my human shortcomings and that I have not served you well in the end, but I am doing my best to carry out our final responsibilities as quickly as I can.
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Thank you so much for your love + understanding ❤️
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<span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span>ATTENTION - Please Read<span class="emoji emoji1f6a8"></span> Please help support this family who does nothing but good for others and ...
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ATTENTION - Please Read Please help support this family who does nothing but good for others and is in need of help at this time. The family provider suffered a pretty freakish accident and is unable to work and support his family. Please help with anything you can ... no matter how big or small ... 🚨ATTENTION - Please Read🚨 Please help support this family who does nothing but good for others and is in need of help at this time. The family provider suffered a pretty freakish accident and is unable to work and support his family. Please help with anything you can ... no matter how big or small it’s all welcomed and appreciated! #Repost @jacqui_so_fit with @get_repost
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When my bestie @_biancaberry texted me last night and asked if anyone started a @gofundme for @marcorivera12 I was shocked when I realized the answer. So we have taken it upon ourselves to to start this for our friends who we consider family! Everyone that knows Marco and Yeshaira know what kind of peeps they are .... amazing people thats always there when you need them! so this is a given! Let’s come together and help our family ❤️
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one thing that is so awesome about our community the IFBB & NPC is that we are family and stick together through the thick & thin. As of recent one of our fellow bodybuilders got hurt doing something we all do everyday. One day IFBB PRO bodybuilder Marco River was cooking dinner for himself & his family... something he loved doing and did often. while doing so he unknowingly left a can of PAM cooking spray nearby and it exploded causing second degree burns along his entire arm ... his hand and also on his head. To make matters worst when he got burned he fell causing him to land on his shoulder with his weight when doing so he injured his shoulder. We all know Marco well and we know he is a stand up guy .... he works EXTREMELY hard as a trainer to support his family that we all know and love. Right now due to his injury Marco is unable carry on his normal duties due to his injuries and his wife Yeshaira must now carry the duty of working ... taking care of the kids and making sure her beloved husband is also okay.

WE have have taken it upon ourselves to to start this go fund me for our friends so that way he can cover medical expenses which may include plastic surgery as well as keep the family afloat till this all blows over and he is healed and can go back to work.
This is unfortunate and can happen to any one of us.
Every bit helps ... thanks!
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(Werbung/Kooperationspartner) — IM70.3WC - RUN <span class="emoji emoji1f3c3"></span>🏽‍♀️ Well. I didn‘t have enough hands to carry ...
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(Werbung/Kooperationspartner) — IM70.3WC - RUN 🏽‍♀️ Well. I didn‘t have enough hands to carry as many stress sponges as I would have needed yesterday. I felt bad from km2 on, my stomach hurt and all the smells and tastes didn‘t make it any better. I tried to smile the pain away which worked ... (Werbung/Kooperationspartner)

IM70.3WC - RUN 🏃🏽‍♀️
Well. I didn‘t have enough hands to carry as many stress sponges as I would have needed yesterday. 😂 I felt bad from km2 on, my stomach hurt and all the smells and tastes didn‘t make it any better. I tried to smile the pain away which worked for a while, then started fighting and getting my shit back together at km15, getting back into a rather normal pace again - and then had to puke at km18. 🙄 Definitely didn‘t plan to puke, cry and walk during my first World Champs, but that‘s what I did. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Not the run I was hoping for but I was just so glad to finish this race, my mind definitely won yesterday. A half marathon is very long when you suffer for 19k of it.
Couldn‘t have done it without @misskatie2908 & @tri_addicted_aaron_ham on the course and the amazing support of my friends & family at home. ♥️
#lizkeandtheworldchamps
⏱ 21.095k - 1:47:36
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<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️🤗Happy Friday Frandz<span class="emoji emoji203c"></span>️ • Facts : I took the entire month of August Off from training <span class="emoji emoji1f631"></span> I didnt ...
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️🤗Happy Friday Frandz️ • Facts : I took the entire month of August Off from training I didnt touch not one weight or implement and stuck to cardio and the group fitness classes I instruct. I didn’t think it was possible for me to do, but surprise-surprizzzzzeee I survived and gave my body ... ❤️🤗Happy Friday Frandz‼️

Facts : I took the entire month of August Off from training 😱 I didnt touch not one weight or implement and stuck to cardio and the group fitness classes I instruct. I didn’t think it was possible for me to do, but surprise-surprizzzzzeee I survived and gave my body a much needed recharge 🔋

Interesting to see how I do have several other things that my time goes to and how productivity is truly a choice! I love training and being an athlete but I also love family, travel, business, and the art of doing nothing!

I’ll be back on my training as of tomorrow but this go-round with a better approach to how much time I spend grinding it out, taking appropriate rests but not spending hours in the gym, and returning back to my task list, school work, and weekend football!

I was afraid to take time off until I watched @mrolympia08 IG Story about how he takes months out of the gym before heading into Olympia prep. I thought I would “fall off” or have to start all over, but instead I feel great and carry less anxiety about all the things I am balancing!

Friends, Spend some time on self care! Its ok to disappear for alittle bit and chill out! Trust, your body and your life will thank you for it 👍🏽


#BuildYourBody #BodyBuilding #Gains #RestDay #RestMonth #Athlete #StrongWoman #Life
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 #Repost @_alexmclean_ with @get_repost ・・・ Four years ago today we almost lost our little Maggie. ...
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#Repost @_alexmclean_ with @get_repost ・・・ Four years ago today we almost lost our little Maggie. I remember like yesterday, racing out to Indio with no real knowledge of what to expect. Ended up meeting Jen and seeing a lifeless little girl being loaded onto a helicopter to head to another ... #Repost @_alexmclean_ with @get_repost
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Four years ago today we almost lost our little Maggie. I remember like yesterday, racing out to Indio with no real knowledge of what to expect. Ended up meeting Jen and seeing a lifeless little girl being loaded onto a helicopter to head to another hospital. We spent the next two weeks at Loma Linda watching a slow motion miracle and she overcame the odds and was brought back to us. So many friends, family and strangers loved, cared, gave, prayed and stood with us as we went through this life changing time. We are so so thankful both for Maggie’s life, every single person who was with us on that journey, the amazing staff of Loma Linda and of course to God for both giving us the strength to carry such a burden and for giving us Maggie back. #prayformaggieruth 🐞

Every year it hurts and it’s scary to think what could have been. But every year we are reminded of how He carried us. #thankful #praiseformaggieruth 🙌🏼
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On #ThisDayinHistory 1955 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American youth from Chicago, is ...
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On #ThisDayinHistory 1955 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American youth from Chicago, is brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier while visiting family in Money, Mississippi. On August 24, while standing with his cousins and some friends outside ... On #ThisDayinHistory 1955 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African American youth from Chicago, is brutally murdered for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier while visiting family in Money, Mississippi. On August 24, while standing with his cousins and some friends outside a country store in Money, Emmett bragged that his girlfriend back home was white. Emmett’s African-American companions, disbelieving him, dared Emmett to ask the white woman behind the store counter for a date. He went in, bought some candy, and on the way out was heard saying, “Bye, baby” to the woman, Carolyn Bryant. She later claimed that he grabbed her, made lewd advances and wolf-whistled at her as he sauntered out. His assailants—the white woman’s husband and her brother kidnapped Till from his great uncle Mose Wright's house, made him carry a 75-pound cotton-gin fan to the bank of the Tallahatchie River, and ordered him to take off his clothes. The two men then savagely beat him, gouged out his eye, shot him in the head and then threw his body, tied to the cotton-gin fan with barbed wire, into the river. Three days later, his corpse was recovered but was so disfigured that he could only be identified by an initialed ring. Authorities wanted to bury the body quickly, but Till’s mother, Mamie Bradley, requested it be sent back to Chicago. After seeing the mutilated remains, she decided to have an open-casket funeral so that the world could see what the murderers had done to her only son. Less than two weeks after Emmett’s body was buried, Milam and Bryant went on trial in a segregated courthouse. There were few witnesses besides Mose Wright, who positively identified. On September 23, the all-white jury issued a verdict of “not guilty,” explaining that they believed the state had failed to prove the identity of the body. The Emmett Till murder trial brought to light the brutality of Jim Crow segregation in the South and was an early impetus of the African-American civil rights movement. In 2017, it was revealed that Carolyn Bryant later recanted her testimony, admitting that Till had never touched, threatened or harassed her. #EmmettTill #history #USHistory
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Spoke to God today and praying for the flood gates to open up ! John 3 it is as I trust God to deliver<span class="emoji emoji2757"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji2757"></span>️My ...
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Spoke to God today and praying for the flood gates to open up ! John 3 it is as I trust God to deliver️My friends IN THIS SEASON, YOU and I MUST MASTER THE ART OF LETTING GO! "God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it ... Spoke to God today and praying for the flood gates to open up ! John 3 it is as I trust God to deliver❗️❗️My friends IN THIS SEASON, YOU and I MUST MASTER THE ART OF LETTING GO!
"God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us."
(Ephesians 3:20 The Message Bible)
EARLY THIS MORNING GOD TOLD ME TO TELL YOU, "THE FACTS DON'T MATTER!"
if a miracle is what you need in this hour, open your mouth and start asking. REGARDLESS OF THE FACTS, GOD CAN DO ANYTHING! For the past six months, you have been asking God to change your current situation. God wanted me to remind you, He is still in the blessing business! When you realize that every word that proceeds out of the Father's mouth is for your good, you will stop focusing on the facts and focus on the truth that GOD CAN DO ANYTHING!
now, pay very close attention to my next instruction. In this "GOD CAN DO ANYTHING" season, you cannot afford to carry other people's problems or issues into your future. One of the worst things in life is holding on to grudges. Isn't it funny how we can stay upset with a person for your years and walk around as if it is a badge of honor? What many people may not realize is the psychological and emotional damage it does in our lives.
It’s like when we’re in church and they say, "Turn to your neighbor and say, 'LET IT GO!'" Yes, you may have been lied on. Yes, you may have been talked about behind your back. Yes, family members, friends and colleagues may have done you wrong. No, you may not have gotten the job promotion again. But as your personal prayerwarrior , I am here to let you know that your future is bright. Don't get mad. Don't get angry. JUST LET IT GO! GOD WANTS TO DO SOMETHING AMAZING IN YOUR LIFE! Listen up
too much time has gone by. You've wasted too many years in a negative sea of nothingness. The facts of yesterday are dead. Let the enemy know that you are releasing all hurt, misunderstandings and disappointments from your consciousness, because in this "GOD CAN DO ANYTHING" season, you don't want ANYTHNG to blo
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Amsterdam, The second song from our new album is out tomorrow. It’s very different. We’ve never had a song like this on any of our albums. I wrote it as a full band track but it didn’t fit in with direction that the rest of the album was taking. Our producer Tobias suggested stripping it back to ... Amsterdam, The second song from our new album is out tomorrow. It’s very different. We’ve never had a song like this on any of our albums.
I wrote it as a full band track but it didn’t fit in with direction that the rest of the album was taking. Our producer Tobias suggested stripping it back to just a live take of vocals and guitar and by taking this approach, it fit right in.
It’s the most confronting song on the album.
Our time here is temporary.
The time we spend with family and friends becomes more important the older we get because you just never know.
After my father passed away I started thinking about the how and why and all the questions and confusion that come with losing a family member.
It took a long time to fathom how we’re supposed to just carry on without them. Like I say in the song ‘there are things left unspoken and you never get a second chance’. Some Lessons are learnt the hard way unfortunately. Regrets, grief and loss are a part of life so you gotta make the good times count.
Why Amsterdam? I wrote it there and i figured it’s as good a city as anywhere to vent to.
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HEAR ME OUT: I literally never thought I’d get married. Lot’s of reasons & here’s a quick summary: ...
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HEAR ME OUT: I literally never thought I’d get married. Lot’s of reasons & here’s a quick summary: -I would notice the kind of girls that were getting asked out & b/c I didn’t look a certain way, wasn’t a certain size w/ a certain style, or grow up in a strong gospel-centered family, or know how ... HEAR ME OUT: I literally never thought I’d get married.
Lot’s of reasons & here’s a quick summary: -I would notice the kind of girls that were getting asked out & b/c I didn’t look a certain way, wasn’t a certain size w/ a certain style, or grow up in a strong gospel-centered family, or know how to cook, I was forever going to be overlooked. -I didn’t look temple worthy. Not only did they not want to date me, but it was hard to make friends, even. -It occurred to me that, *appearance aside, my life before the church was a huge stumbling block that, regardless of the atonement, others themselves couldn’t get past. - I heard too often, that: since I already graduated college, lived on my own, had a career, already endowed, traveling to speak, that I was too independent. Too established. And that was too much for them.
But no matter the reason, it was just feelings of not being good enough. Unwanted. Losing hope – losing confidence – losing purpose & losing steam.
Over time I learned to just worry about me & worry about God.
I worried about the relationship I did* have: with God. & THAT’S WHEN LIFE STARTED TO UNRAVEL in ways I never would have imagined--
I learned lessons I couldn’t imagine living w/o -- I grew beyond what I thought I could.

Truth is, idk who I'd be w/o the qualities & lessons & talents I developed while I was single & "waiting.” And here I am-- with Ben & our kids-- Sometimes painfully thinking of everything I wouldn’t have if I let passing time allow me to settle- or give up on the promises God gave me- or put the person He wants me to be on the back burner- or hold me back from trusting & allowing myself to really LIVE-- “Dear Woman,
Sometimes you’ll just be too much woman.
Too smart, too beautiful, too strong.
Too much of something that makes a man feel like less of a man, which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman.
The biggest mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry.
When this happens, I need you to understand,
You do not need a smaller crown—
You need a man with bigger hands.”—Michael E. Reid
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First off I’m sorry to all of you for our loss. It’s consumed me as I’m sure it has many of you. I’m sure ...
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First off I’m sorry to all of you for our loss. It’s consumed me as I’m sure it has many of you. I’m sure you can all understand This has been incredibly hard and impossible for me to wrap my head around. I just don’t want to believe it’s real. I want to tell all my crew I love you guys so much. We couldn’t ... First off I’m sorry to all of you for our loss. It’s consumed me as I’m sure it has many of you. I’m sure you can all understand This has been incredibly hard and impossible for me to wrap my head around. I just don’t want to believe it’s real. I want to tell all my crew I love you guys so much. We couldn’t do what we do with out you. And I want to say thank you to everyone around the world for your kind words, blessings and condolences to all of us through this tragic time. We love you all! And to all of my friends in and out of the music business thank you for reaching out to me. It means more to me then I could ever express. I don’t know what I would do without you. So Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It really has taken “the heavy metal family” to another level. This has been one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to face in my life! I’m so confused, sad and as helpless as I’ve ever been. I’m at a loss and completely devastated. But I’m trying. It’s the equivalent of an emotional riot in my head and In my heart as I write this. But I’m trying to focus on anything good. I know Vinnie would want that. And the good things are my memories of him. His smile, his infectious laugh and his personality that beamed light. Him and his brother Dimebag lived to make people smile. That’s what I’m gonna miss the most. I just want to say thank you Vinnie Paul! For saving my life, for your music, for your endless generosity, for accepting me into your life, for creating our music that touched people, for being proud to be in hellyeah and for always treating me like a brother and more importantly for treating me like a friend. So many times I’ve looked back to see you just bashing away and have to pinch myself. It was Unbelievable! And for all of those things you will live forever in my heart. And I will never let you go!!! I will always love you and go to the end of the earth to carry the torch for you and Dimes legacy.
R.I.P Vincent Paul Abbott. I know your with DIMEBAG Right now Smiling down on us. Even in all this emotional darkness, that thought alone makes me smile right back. I LOVE YOU! Your eternal friend, -Chadnesss
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Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive ...
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Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive lines gave me hope that Gracie was going to become a big sis in 9 months, but the night before last I began having terrible contraction-like pains & spotting. Then over the night full blown ... Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive lines gave me hope that Gracie was going to become a big sis in 9 months, but the night before last I began having terrible contraction-like pains & spotting. Then over the night full blown everything - if you know what i mean.😢

I’m a nurse so I had my suspicions; but my midwife confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy.

I don’t know why some people have it seemingly SO easy to get preggers & carry their babies to term and others struggle?🤷🏻‍♀️ What i do know is that i am so, so thankful for this little girl [and her daddy] right here. It’s like she knew mommy was in so much pain bc she just wanted to be held and snuggled all night long.👶🏼🌈🙏🏻

I also want to THANK YOU. I was hoping that if I put it out there that maybe all your prayers & positive energy would help me along this pregnancy because there is no doubt in my mind that all your support & encouragement while i was pregnant with Gracie helped me have such a smooth pregnancy.🤰🏼 I’ll forever be grateful for YOU.🙏🏻💗

We have to wait a cycle before trying again, but I am on a mission to make Gracie a big sis now. ...has this happened to anyone else where you go through a loss & then all you want - the only healing thought - is to become pregnant with a healthy pregnancy?! This happened to me after our sweet Johnathan👼🏼💙 & the same feelings have come back.🙏🏻🤰🏼👶🏼🌈💗

Thanks again for being the most loving, supportive, positive little community here on my instagram. I feel like I have a million sisters/friends who i call my “frans” right here & I appreciate you, your prayers, your thoughts & words of love for me & my little family more than you’ll ever know!🙏🏻💗🙏🏻💗

I love YOU.💘 Thank you.



#mafs #marriedatfirstsight #og #ttc #pregnancyjourney #momlife #pregnancyloss #tryingtoconceive #pregnancylossawareness #pregnancy #loss #awareness #rainbowbaby #remain #thankful #and #grateful 🙏🏻🤰🏼💘
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Hello Guys let's Help My Guy Out. I know you guys have a Big Heart! PLEASE!!! <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span> #Repost @ifbbjondelarosa ...
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Hello Guys let's Help My Guy Out. I know you guys have a Big Heart! PLEASE!!! #Repost @ifbbjondelarosa (@get_repost) ・・・ Link is in my bio! Marco is family to @swanndelarosa and I. He’s always been there for me and now I am asking you all for a favor and to help in a time of need. @jacqui_so_fit ... Hello Guys let's Help My Guy Out. I know you guys have a Big Heart! PLEASE!!! 🙏🙏 #Repost @ifbbjondelarosa (@get_repost)
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Link is in my bio! Marco is family to @swanndelarosa and I. He’s always been there for me and now I am asking you all for a favor and to help in a time of need. @jacqui_so_fit is absolutely right about our family here at @npcnewsonlineofficialpage @ifbb_pro_league and I couldn’t have said it any better so, please help where you can and let’s make this time a little easier on a great man and an amazing family! #Repost @all_that_glitters_gems
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The one thing that is so awesome about our community the IFBB & NPC is that we are family and stick together through the thick & thin. As of recent one of our fellow bodybuilders got hurt doing something we all do everyday. One day IFBB PRO bodybuilder Marco River was cooking dinner for him and his family... something he loved doing and did often. while doing so he unknowingly left a can of PAM cooking spray Nearby and it exploded causing second degree burns along his entire arm ... his hand and also on his head. To make matters worst when he got burned he fell causing him to land on his shoulder with his weight when doing so he injured his shoulder. We all know Marco well and we know he is a stand up guy .... he works EXTREMELY hard as a trainer to support his family that we all know and love. Right now due to his injury Marco is unable carry on his normal duties due to his injuries and his wife Yeshaira must now carry the duty of working ... taking care of the kids and making sure her beloved husband is also okay.

WE have have taken it upon ourselves to to start this go fund me for our friends so that way he can cover medical expenses which may include plastic surgery as well as keep the family afloat till this all blows over and he is healed and can go back to work.
This is unfortunate and can happen to any one of us.
Every bit helps ... thank you and god bless!
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Happy New Year from the Yappies 🥰 @m.d.o.g.g & I both looked back & agreed that 2018 was the most memorable ...
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Happy New Year from the Yappies 🥰 @m.d.o.g.g & I both looked back & agreed that 2018 was the most memorable & best year of our lives, the year we will never ever forget because we literally worked our ass off. We learnt so much and made so many new friends that stood by us & grew together with us, ... Happy New Year from the Yappies 🥰
@m.d.o.g.g & I both looked back & agreed that 2018 was the most memorable & best year of our lives, the year we will never ever forget because we literally worked our ass off. We learnt so much and made so many new friends that stood by us & grew together with us, gained experiences whether it was good or bad & kinda learnt about how the real world works. Our thinking changed & we grew independent & mature. Felt like we weren’t hidden in our protective shell anymore cause we actually came out & took the chance to do something productive in our lives, as adults, as parents ourselves. Either way it feels good to not rely on our parents & for once we could support them with our own abilities. This sense of accomplishment I can’t explain. Right after Niklaus was born in January, we kickstarted our career. M started off with helping me in @wouwousingapore & I’m thankful ALL OF YOU trusted me to try and love the brand you guys are addicts yourself! For all the times I wanted to give up, you guys pressed me on. Thank you because you don’t know how those words of encouragement & awesome reviews really gave me the strength to carry on🙏🏻 I am nothing without you guys. May @wouwousingapore continue to grow & prosper because this is also MY BABY apart from Nikae & Niklaus. My aim is to introduce it to more people & continue sharing good stuffs to EVERYONE!
Now.. Im really really proud to ANNOUNCE that my husband @m.d.o.g.g himself has a few brands of his own. Yes, this part I wanted to announce after everything was finalized just recently hehe finally! Yes, 3!! Mervyn @m.d.o.g.g is the SOLE distributor of 3 other awesome brands in the market! Super proud of him as his wife because while I handle @wouwousingapore myself feeling like Ive no time in the world anymore, he went out to explore & actually built his own career & own brands apart from mine. We’re like workaholics now 😂 but we love it cos we enjoy what we’re doing & at the same time we strive to build a better life not just for our kids, but also for the whole entire family as well. & one day, we’ll get there.
Thank you for watching me & my little family grow🙏🏻❤️
Be good, 2019!
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Thankful today and everyday for Hawaii who has brought me friends who are family. Forever dreaming ...
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Thankful today and everyday for Hawaii who has brought me friends who are family. Forever dreaming with this (serious hustler) I call sister. 🏻 the woman behind @tolentinohoneyco and @roamrentalshawaii, one of my personal favorite boo thangs @bustle_marina. Your powerful work ... Thankful today and everyday for Hawaii who has brought me friends who are family. Forever dreaming with this (serious hustler) I call sister. 🙌🏻😘 the woman behind @tolentinohoneyco and @roamrentalshawaii, one of my personal favorite boo thangs @bustle_marina.

Your powerful work ethic motivates me. Your creative eye inspires me to live bolder, giving confidence that my wild ambitious dreams CAN come to life. More than anything your faith in the Lord through such a devastating time — a Savior you once weren’t even sure about! — has moved and cemented my foundation in Christ in ways I can’t fully unpack. While seeing my beautiful friend endure such tremendous pain and heartache in your family’s loss has been soul wrenching, the light that has beamed from YOU despite your circumstances has been salve to our OWN aching wounds. The confidence in the future and a hope for tomorrow you carry that can only be explained by your love for Jesus. How on earth you have encouraged US through Maya’s brief time here is astounding, incredible and awe inspiring. While I would do anything on this earth to turn back time on your behalf, seeing you go through this season with such positivity, grace and PURPOSE is enough to drop me to my own knees in awe and worship of our Savior. Your strength reminds me daily to keep my eyes fixed upon Him, your rejoicing in sorrow keeps me grounded in faith. You leaning into His presence when the world says you have the right to turn away is powerful. Palpable. Tangible. And glorious
You may have come back church with ME that first day years ago, but lately it’s been YOU who has helped fan my flames harder for my King. Having one of the front row seats to the kingdom work he has been doing in your life for over two years to now is such a gift, but having you as a bestie is the real treasure. One day we will all dance around in these fields, then covered in color and life and butterflies, in awe of what God has grown and give thanks for the trials, heartache and loss that He made good. I am eager for the day your family will bring in the harvest.
Thank you for living your testimony for the world to see and for being an ongoing part in mine. 💓🦋🌸
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So at no point in my life did I ever think I would have 2 beautiful girls, under 2 at the same darn time ...
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So at no point in my life did I ever think I would have 2 beautiful girls, under 2 at the same darn time . Do it now I was told, they will grow together but no one mentioned the pressure, the demand... when they both cry, when they both get hungry at the same time . When you have to carry both and ... So at no point in my life did I ever think I would have 2 beautiful girls, under 2 at the same darn time 🙈🙈. Do it now I was told, they will grow together 😩 but no one mentioned the pressure, the demand... when they both cry, when they both get hungry at the same time 😂😂.
When you have to carry both and hush them at the same time.
For basically 2 years I’ve been pregnant!
•I didn’t slay either... I had no fancy photoshoot. No shower, no eatings, no beautiful excursions nothing!!!!
I barely got out, I hated talking on the phone, I was swollen so much with the first pregnancy... I suffered Preeclampsia.
For both I was sluggish, always tired... in discomfort... just ughhhh!
I only got out if I neeeeeeded!
It was all new to me... ohh let’s talk about @excessoriessouth was under construction cus we outgrew our first location. Then with the second pregnancy Hagley Park was under construction because we were relocating 🙈. Keeping up?
Along with all the pressure from managing both locations... managing staff , talking to suppliers/ mom, replying to messages... taking orders, taking pics...accounting, taxes🙈.... just balancing!!! It was a bit much...
I never knew I had it in me... it was just us.
All we had was us (as parents). I never knew I could juggle, like this is my livelihood but this is my family... something had to give!!!
I’ve wanted this forever, BUSINESSES AND BABIES (FAMILY).
Financially something had to give...
The business got pushed back a little.
Thanks be to God, my family is small and growing and so are the businesses. My efforts and focus will still be divided but there’s absolutely NO COMPLAINTS.
It will all get better with time.
Hats off to me Cassia, for being super courageous, super strong and just being super woman to my family. Jah know me bawly bawly bad and thank heavens for my few friends and personal diary, Mommmmmmmy.
This message is to say salute to me.... I never put myself out there for pity or to be glorified as a BOSS BITCH, a BAD BITCH 😂😂. I’m just like majority of my customers and supporters... real!
Happy Mother’s Day to myself and all Mothers who follow this page and is creating balance amidst all difficulties.
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Headed to my home lake today...and I must say, this Bassmaster Elite event is exciting and emotional ...
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Headed to my home lake today...and I must say, this Bassmaster Elite event is exciting and emotional to me because I’m headed home. I haven’t been on Kentucky Lake in over 15 years, but I can still remember it like it was yesterday. So many memories were built there for me....and I just know I’m ... Headed to my home lake today...and I must say, this Bassmaster Elite event is exciting and emotional to me because I’m headed home. I haven’t been on Kentucky Lake in over 15 years, but I can still remember it like it was yesterday. So many memories were built there for me....and I just know I’m going to relive a lot of them as we cruise past some old stomping grounds at 70mph. Man, this is gonna be cool.
I find myself sitting in the Denver airport listening to Lynard Skynard as I wait on my plane departure. Just a sign that the inner me is oozing out. Not that it doesn’t already, but now I’m bleeding through my southern roots....and it feels good.
If any of my Camden friends are going to be around the take off or weigh-ins, please let me know. I’d love to see as many homeboys/girls as I can. Y’all are my roots and I miss a lot of things about growing up on Kentucky Lake...especially my childhood friends.
Hell, that’s where my family made their living, created the best memories and molded my life. Ironically, had I not cut my teeth there, I probably wouldn’t even be going back for the same reasons I am today.
Believe it or not, my dad was the president of the Benton County Chamber of Commerce when Ray Scott brought the first BASS event to Kentucky Lake, and as I recall...an 18 year old Bill Dance won it. Holy crap.
How sweet would it be if I got to cover the winner on Championship Monday? Wow!! 🙏🏻 That would be a dream come true!! The last time I was on the Tennessee River, we won with @takahiroomori
See y’all at the scale!!! #HomeSweetHome #allchokedup #Tennessee #GoBigOrange
Tennessee, Tennessee, Ain’t no place I’d rather be...baby won’t you carry me, back to.....TENNESSEE!! photo by the amazing: Seigo Saito @bass_nation
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“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” ...
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“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” –Hunter S. Thompson, in a letter back to his friend Hume who had written to him asking for advice. He wasn’t sure how to find meaning & purpose in this life. The whole letter back to him is ... “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” –Hunter S. Thompson, in a letter back to his friend Hume who had written to him asking for advice. He wasn’t sure how to find meaning & purpose in this life. The whole letter back to him is amazing. I recommend taking a minute to read it. It’s helped me out a few times ;) Thompson was obviously no angel, but he was incredibly insightful (even at the young age of 22 when he wrote this particular letter), & he had a fantastic outlook on life overall. Often I have friends, family, even strangers that ask for my advice (still not sure what makes these good folks think I’ll have any real answers for them😆) on a host of levels, & this letter is what I would have them read every time if I could. Maybe I’ll print it out & carry it around from now on ;) Now, enough of me & Hunter, because today is actually International Women’s Day😅 so later tonight I’ll be throwin some film photos up I’ve taken in the last few months of some soulful ladies. Big love to everyone out there wherever you are, whoever you are, keep on keeping on✨🖖
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Furry creature in his natural habitat caught by artiste @laura_ava 📷

p.s. I do not condone smoking & for any of my animal loving / vegan friends — fur coat was vegan too. jk I have no idea if it was, sorry. But hey if it’s vintage then all is forgiven, yea?
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Moving, leaving friends, leaving blood & work family, & changing jobs is so hard. However, working ...
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Moving, leaving friends, leaving blood & work family, & changing jobs is so hard. However, working at a place like Orlando Regional has been so cool. These people have been more than welcoming. They strive for excellence & are at the top of the research game. And they have seen their fair share ... Moving, leaving friends, leaving blood & work family, & changing jobs is so hard. However, working at a place like Orlando Regional has been so cool. These people have been more than welcoming. They strive for excellence & are at the top of the research game. And they have seen their fair share of trauma. People from all over the country sent cards & letters to the staff here for what they did the night of the shooting at Pulse night club. They are posted throughout the hospital. It’s sobering to see everyday. But it makes me so proud to be able to work alongside these people. I wanted to share this picture with my friends & family so you could feel a fraction of the weight my coworkers carry on their shoulders when they pass this picture & think back to that night.
And for those keeping up with our grand Disney adventure - the big move has been exciting, terrifying, hard, & beautiful. And I’m so thankful I get to share this experience with my @akslader 💕
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<span class="emoji emoji1f33f"></span><span class="emoji emoji26a1"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f33f"></span>Guess what, friends? 🧚🏿‍♂️Biscuits and I are back in the Bay! it’s official! We found an adorable ...
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Guess what, friends? 🧚🏿‍♂️Biscuits and I are back in the Bay! it’s official! We found an adorable (and tiny) 1915 cottage in Petaluma to call home and look forward to downsizing and minimizing🏾 I start work with an amazing client company, LucidWorks and maybe one other cool one (“can ... 🌿⚡️🌿Guess what, friends? 🧚🏿‍♂️Biscuits and I are back in the Bay! it’s official! We found an adorable (and tiny) 1915 cottage in Petaluma to call home and look forward to downsizing and minimizing🙌🏾 I start work with an amazing client company, LucidWorks and maybe one other cool one (“can I kick it?”) next week. I can not wait to jump back into the fray!⚡️Forever grateful for the amazing people I worked with in Santa Fe. I leave with friendships I know will last a lifetime and work I can be proud of. Grateful for the beauty, the ancient ruins, the quiet, the coyotes, the exhilarating runs on those trails, the easy open way people have there with someone new - I hope to carry that spirit and ease with me. I give thanks for my family, what a luxury to spend time and proximity with you!✌🏾Get at me Bay Area friends, I’ve missed you! @chicabic 😘@evaroseasaan @ripios55 @boombangarang @luiedayton @gratefulkate14 @keexote 🙏🏾🔥🙏🏾
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I will always look back at this year with a painful and heavy heart. A lot of you may not know this but ...
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I will always look back at this year with a painful and heavy heart. A lot of you may not know this but I lost my father last month. More than the grief of losing a loved one, the experience has made me realize several things I will surely carry on my deathbed. First, I have come to realize that not ... I will always look back at this year with a painful and heavy heart. A lot of you may not know this but I lost my father last month. More than the grief of losing a loved one, the experience has made me realize several things I will surely carry on my deathbed.
First, I have come to realize that not all people (not even the closest ones) will reciprocate the love you have given them. Second, you only have your FAMILY (and a few close friends) when the road gets rough and bumpy. Lastly, finding pure genuiness is almost as rare as a blue moon.
These and a few more things have made me realize the need for one to let go of some people, to turn its back to old places, and to leave all the unnecessary baggage in order to create a fresh start.

Papa's death may be painful for me and the entire family, but the fact that he is now free from earthly pain and suffering consoles me whenever I feel like doubting His will.
I appreciate those who have stuck around with papa during his last days. Thank you for making him feel loved and cared for. I know it will take some time before we can finally accept that he's gone, and I know that there's no easy road to total healing, but I'm getting by. We're getting by.

Again, thank you and I wish you all a happy new year!
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See previous post for context) Miracles that have happened over the last 12 months: I am now a painter ...
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See previous post for context) Miracles that have happened over the last 12 months: I am now a painter after not painting for over 10 years! I am a Master’s student of Fine Art, no less. I am writing a book. I am a freelance publicist & have started my own company. I’ve never been so close ... See previous post for context)
Miracles that have happened over the last 12 months:
I am now a painter after not painting for over 10 years!
I am a Master’s student of Fine Art, no less.
I am writing a book.
I am a freelance publicist & have started my own company.
I’ve never been so close to each individual member of my family as I am now.
I have been given the gift of empathy and perspective; I got back out of my wheelchair - not everyone has that luxury
I’ve learned not to sweat the small stuff and I have acquired patience!
I’ve got a new found appreciation for my body. (This one is complex but monumental).
I am more passionate about equal rights than ever before.
I am 5 days shy of being 18 months sober!
My faith in a higher power has grown exponentially; I know there is a greater plan for me.
I used to wish I had children in my life in Sydney (just not my own!) and I got two of the coolest kids in town to look after and become mates with.
I work with inspiring and authentic women and clients.
I’ve been brought to tears by the kindness, support and generosity of people. And that, I suppose, is where I’d like to end this reflective post… I haven’t achieved or gotten through any of the above alone. I’ve had an army of people carry me when I couldn’t carry myself. Individuals have inspired and taught and directed my passions enabling me to take them to the next level. People have loved me when I had no love left in my broken little heart. And my friends have given me joy beyond my wildest dreams in-between the times of weakness and during. Today I am feeling some sadness as I reflect on the past 12 months but I am mostly full of love, gratitude and am feeling extraordinarily HOPEFUL about the future.
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LORD God, as we choose to put our faith in You, let this praise affect our hearts in a way that grows ...
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LORD God, as we choose to put our faith in You, let this praise affect our hearts in a way that grows abundantly more and more in love with You. We lift You up high and cry out for You. Please be our strength to carry on when life becomes too much for us, give us the resilience to keep seeking truth. ... LORD God, as we choose to put our faith in You, let this praise affect our hearts in a way that grows abundantly more and more in love with You. We lift You up high and cry out for You. Please be our strength to carry on when life becomes too much for us, give us the resilience to keep seeking truth. Lord, forgive us when we do not know that truth is in You. So, help us to focus on You, making You our goal every time we misunderstand what life is all about. Help us to focus on Your promises for us. Father, this life is not about us and what it can do for us; this life is about You and how we can become better people so we do a better job at serving You. When we put the focus off ourselves and acknowledge Your greatness instead, You give us a clear path to walk on, letting us know the direction we are walking is full of righteousness. God, You are so great to love us this much. We desire to walk on that righteous path, so please forgive us when we fall short by not passing on Your love and not accepting the trials You present us that serve to make us stronger. Lord we want to start over again with You. I lift up my family and friends to You. They need help to focus on the love You have for them, the truth that You’ll never abandon those who love and put their trust in You. This person is having a hard time accepting what they can’t control. So, Father, let the love You have for them right now humble their soul to love back no matter how unfair it may seem to them. I ask that You take this matter out of their hands, this matter of not being able to control others’ feelings for one another, so they can rest knowing that You the Almighty has got it all planned out just as you intend for things to unfold. God, give my family and friends the power to surrender completely everything they are holding onto so tightly and help them to take what they have now, all their hurts, anxiousness, confusion, fear, every bit of pride left they have left, and all their understanding. Replace those with trust and peace so that they are ultimately led to receive joy in You. Father, every time they are drawn to the past, let Your presence be stronger, so they focus on now and where You
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Je viens d'ouvrir mon bocal de petits coeurs, j'espère que vous en croiserez un au cours de votre journée... Love and life are intertwined, like the air we breathe to live, the water that nourishes are body - we all need love it's what we were created for and made of. Back to Paris, tomorrow. I've ... Je viens d'ouvrir mon bocal de petits coeurs, j'espère que vous en croiserez un au cours de votre journée... Love and life are intertwined, like the air we breathe to live, the water that nourishes are body - we all need love it's what we were created for and made of. Back to Paris, tomorrow. I've always thought and lived life by my heart, and less with my head... my heart is being tugged all kind of ways tonight, trying hard to hold back a few tears... since I won't see these wonderful people - I've been blessed to work with this past month, until next month. Overly sensitive, maybe, but there are some of us when we love, we love with every beat of our heart... whether it's our dearest friends, family, or whomever we love. I've been heckled majority of my life for my sensitivity, even been told it's my biggest flaw... but I will remain that person that cries when I see you again or when I must say goodbye, hug you a little harder than I should and pray and want your every happiness. I don't know how to love less and if that is to be my biggest flaw than I shall carry it. I love the people I work with - they are a part of my forever family and life, and every person I know equally important to me, all whom hold pieces of my heart. Les larmes seront joyeuses et tristes à la fois... God bless each one of you, de la réflexion naît parfois l'inspiration, je compte sur nous! Bon week-end à tous! 💙
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Two years ago today, we lost my brother Jimmy. Those who really know me a long time, knew us. He was ...
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Two years ago today, we lost my brother Jimmy. Those who really know me a long time, knew us. He was probably as close as brothers can be. We grew up 3 years apart, doing everything together and having the same interests. His strong will to beat his older brother made him one tough hombre! He was ... Two years ago today, we lost my brother Jimmy. Those who really know me a long time, knew us. He was probably as close as brothers can be. We grew up 3 years apart, doing everything together and having the same interests. His strong will to beat his older brother made him one tough hombre! He was naturally gifted in everything he tried, especially sports. He kept up well with guys 3,4 and 5 years older and held his own! He loved playing sports. He loved fishing and crabbing. He loved the peace and quiet of an early morning by a river, lake or ocean. He was the best chef and had the best mind for food I ever knew! He also loved to be funny, loud and he could always entertain family and friends by just being Jimmy! But the best part of my brother was that no matter what, he always had a friends back. He always had that third eye. He always lent a helping hand. He always could pick up for the team. He didn’t care much for material things, but valued things of the heart. Together, we were a great team. Like twins, we could finish each other’s sentences. Better than that, we setup each other’s jokes and together, no one could match us lol! For two guys who were so different in many ways, we were almost the same in our simplicity of life, our values, our competitive side, our drives and our passions. Two years has gone by without my brother. Not a day goes by that I don’t talk to him, laugh up at him or remember a memory of something we shared. It’s really tough the older we get. “Rocky” was right. Eventually you have to let go of everything. All we have left is the love and some amazing awesome memories. So many that raised us are gone. So many family and friends have passed away. My choice is to carry them in my heart and live with their joy and spirit they exuded. So, in me, you see all of them. And trust me, they were some awesome people that are gone. Timmy, Peter, Jeff, Aunt Helen, Fast Freddy, my grandma and grandpa and so on and on and on. My brother Jimmy he was one of a kind! Listen to the three eulogies I posted today on this wall. That’s just a small piece of what was an awesome human being and a great man. My brother Jim. I love you brother. I miss you! I
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My grandmother, Elizabeth Wilhelm Woods, holding my mother, Susan Woods Alderson, in 1945. These ...
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My grandmother, Elizabeth Wilhelm Woods, holding my mother, Susan Woods Alderson, in 1945. These two women were my world and my greatest inspiration. . Gramma, aka “Libby”, was one of 9 children. She loved April Fools Day, snuggles and back scratches. She traveled the world and raised ... My grandmother, Elizabeth Wilhelm Woods, holding my mother, Susan Woods Alderson, in 1945. These two women were my world and my greatest inspiration.
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Gramma, aka “Libby”, was one of 9 children. She loved April Fools Day, snuggles and back scratches. She traveled the world and raised a beautiful daughter. My mother, Susan “Susie,” was her only child, and was the best storyteller I’ll ever know. My mother adored her mother and called her every day when they were apart. These two women had a wonderfully loving relationship and always remained close.
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My mother grew up to be a gifted photographer and raised four amazing siblings whom I’m fortunate to call my best friends. I learned the love of family and home from them.
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These women have passed from this life and while it shook me to my core, they still inspire me from the unseen afterlife. As a 5th generation Floridian, I am the family historian and couldn’t be prouder to carry that title. I only hope to be a mere fraction and reflection of the strong, beautiful and wondrous humans they were.
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“Your name is sung and tattooed now on my heart. Here I will carry carry, carry you, forever.” -Tori Amos
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#savefamilyphotos
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April 2017 - March 2018 Stronger, Healthier & Happier <span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> This has been super difficult to write ...
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April 2017 - March 2018 Stronger, Healthier & Happier This has been super difficult to write about (long-winded posts and general openness aren’t really my thing lol) but I’m at the right place in my life to share what’s been happening, so before I chicken out.. Today is the one year ... April 2017 - March 2018

Stronger, Healthier & Happier 💫

This has been super difficult to write about (long-winded posts and general openness aren’t really my thing lol) but I’m at the right place in my life to share what’s been happening, so before I chicken out..
Today is the one year anniversary of my emergency surgery after being newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I got very poorly very quickly and spent a month in hospital, but after having 4 blood transfusions, numerous sessions of IV treatment, steroids and drips, surgery was my only option. I had half my large intestine removed and a stoma bag fitted, and weighing 39kg I came back home in April.

I did think my life would be ruined but since then I’ve transferred uni, got to a better fitness level than I was at before, went back to dance and got a new job, but most importantly made the best friends I could ever ask for. I feel so lucky and I’m happier than I ever thought I could be, my little stoma has really saved me in more ways that I thought it could. I’d planned to stay private about it but now that I’ve come to terms with everything I think that for my own growth and for general ostomy awareness being open is the best thing to do.
While a chronic illness is difficult enough to deal with, stomas are a hard thing to adjust to and at first I relied solely on family and friends to get me through but now it barely has any effect on my life, the stigmas surrounding them are all wrong and they can genuinely give life back to people who are ill. Today, I am seeing my surgeon and consultant to discuss the possibility of reversing my stoma (and probs removing the rest of my large intestine b/c who needs organs anyway lol) and even though Crohn’s can’t be cured I’m going to carry on living my best life ✨ also I’m literally a bottomless pit so I can eat allllllll the food I want yay

P.S I’m not slouching in the first photo, after the month in hospital hunching over in pain my spine actually curved like that lmao

#transformationtuesday
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Haven’t posted in a LONG time... looking back at the time now with being lucky enough to work at NASA ...
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Haven’t posted in a LONG time... looking back at the time now with being lucky enough to work at NASA , I’ve up rooted my life and moved 8 hours away to Cleveland, met some AMAZING lifelong friends along the way, had the absolute experience of a lifetime, learned more than I could ever imagine ... Haven’t posted in a LONG time... looking back at the time now with being lucky enough to work at NASA 🚀, I’ve up rooted my life and moved 8 hours away to Cleveland, met some AMAZING lifelong friends along the way, had the absolute experience of a lifetime, learned more than I could ever imagine working with some of the most brilliant minds I’ve ever met, and then closed a HUGE chapter of my life by realizing home is where the heart is ♥️ The past few months have provided the most incredible opportunity, and I’ve gained the most priceless knowledge and friends through it all that I’ll carry with me forever, even now that I’m fortunate enough to be back home with friends and family. Mostly, I’ve learned time flies.. so with the last Sunday of January 2018 already I guess this calls for a #ss
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•I'm sorry... For some of my Latino friends - those documented or undocumented, truly it doesn't ...
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•I'm sorry... For some of my Latino friends - those documented or undocumented, truly it doesn't matter - for you having to worry about yourself and/or family member being deported because of where your and/or them were born. I don't need a document for me to love you. You have a target on your ... •I'm sorry...
For some of my Latino friends - those documented or undocumented, truly it doesn't matter - for you having to worry about yourself and/or family member being deported because of where your and/or them were born. I don't need a document for me to love you. You have a target on your back because of your skin color, which I know all too well. •I'm sorry...
For the mothers of black and brown children. I can't imagine the stress you feel when you send your children out of the home hoping they return home safely and not damaged because of someone else's Ignorance or stupidity. •I'm sorry... to alll the black folk who have to see someone who looks like them get killed and yet justice does NOT prevail.
•I'm sorry...
For my white friends who get it, who have compassion and are here with those who are hurting. This is new for you and I'm sorry you are getting a glimpse of what the marginalized feel. •I'm sorry...
For Christians who look for comfort and to find a sense of peace during this difficult season, yet are told that what is happening is a political issue and not a sin issue.
Lastly, I am sorry...
the most for those who carry hate in their heart. That burden and that weight of hate must be heavy. Wherever you go, you have to remind yourself that you hate this and that person because of (insert reason here). That shit can't be easy.
As much as I want to hate you back, hate cannot fix hate. I'm too exhausted to hate you.
To ALL my friends who are hurting now know that I love you. I see you. I am with you.
#YOUFUCKINGMATTER #JUSTASYOUARE
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B L E S S E D . It turns out every cliche anyone ever warns you about your wedding day is absolutely true. ...
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B L E S S E D . It turns out every cliche anyone ever warns you about your wedding day is absolutely true. "dont forget to eat something" "dont forget to be present" "it goes by before you know it" . And you know what? before you can even begin to comprehend what happened you are listening to the droning ... B L E S S E D . It turns out every cliche anyone ever warns you about your wedding day is absolutely true. "dont forget to eat something" "dont forget to be present" "it goes by before you know it" . And you know what? before you can even begin to comprehend what happened you are listening to the droning hum of a flesh colored econo van jamming up the 710 as you hold unto your wifes tired hand in the back seat. A trucker honks his horn as he speeds by, most likely delighted by the dicks your friends have drawn on your "just married" signs that adorn your mechanical chariot...The concept of time seems like such a pliable substance. it can be bent and stretched to seem like an eternity or it can whiplash past you like a bolt of lightening or the blink of an eye and boom. 6 months of planning, scheduling, spread sheets, and calendar dates flash by you faster than the click of a shudder lens as your wedding photographer instructs you to "smile with your eyes" in the back of some alley in downtown long beach. It isnt until you are out of it, looking back that you start to truly appreciate all that unfolded in those brief 10 hours. There are a catalog of memories that are tattooed in my heart that are now permanent emotional patches. There are fragments of conversations, congratulations, hand shakes, hugs and kisses that mean the world to me...I will carry them with me forever. Thank you to all my friends and family members: new and old , for sharing the happiest day of my life with Brooke and I. I love you more than i could ever express and i hope you felt something real on Saturday May 13, 2017. I am forever grateful.
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Good Morning John 2 it was today as I reminding myself if God can turn water into wine <span class="emoji emoji1f377"></span> he can surely ...
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Good Morning John 2 it was today as I reminding myself if God can turn water into wine he can surely provide for all my needs. Read John 2 my friends and trust that God will help you today ️my friends AS I WAS IN 🏾 prayer this morning , I HEARD A SOUND… AND I KNOW THIS SOUND WAS FOR YOU and I . I heard ... Good Morning John 2 it was today as I reminding myself if God can turn water into wine 🍷 he can surely provide for all my needs. Read John 2 my friends and trust that God will help you today ❗️my friends AS I WAS IN 🙏🏾 prayer this morning , I HEARD A SOUND… AND I KNOW THIS SOUND WAS FOR YOU and I . I heard SELAH and I kept repeating it. My friends THE BACK OF LACK IS BROKEN… MONEY IS ON THE WAY!
as I was in EMERGENCY PRAYER for my followers and friends and myself and family as we all are overwhelmed by the storms of life, I heard a sound. SELAH ! It was a thunderous sound that came from heaven. It had rhythms and beats that I had never heard before. I literally started repeating it this morning over and over SELAH ! this sound was not for musical enjoyment, although it had great rhythmic components that penetrated the soul. I opened my eyes and looked around the bathroom. Apparently, I was the only one who heard the sound, because my kids were still sleeping Sound and I was shouting SELAH ! SELAH Then I heard God say, "The sound that you heard was the back of lack being broken forever in your life safi and the lives of my followers from Safiya Shoetique enterprises who believe the Lord today!" this sound was definite! This sound was declarative! This sound was crystal clear! As the word Selah formed it became clear to me that God saYs I will carry you ! each SELAH word I said entered the earth realm, it possessed the power to change my life. I felt so anointed
As your personal prayer warrior I want you to feel the vibration of wealth!
I want you to feel the vibration of money overflowing!
I want you to feel the vibration of lack being broken!
My Friend, our broke days are over! Money is on the way… I hear it coming! I know you've heard me say it’s breakthrough season but the word SELAH I heard selah so clearly and God said, "Those who believe will feel the vibration of money, wealth, abundance, overflow.
something amazing is taking place! The Holy Spirit revealed to me that the words that come out of your mouth possess the power to change life. When your words become acceptable to the Lord, whatever you name a thing will take on that form. God has
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Regardless of how we present ourselves to others or the way we carry ourselves throughout the day ...
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Regardless of how we present ourselves to others or the way we carry ourselves throughout the day there are endless similarities between us all, but one thing we all, undoubtedly, have - are - will experience in our lives: times of hardship, of struggle, of suffering. The struggle that ... Regardless of how we present ourselves to others or the way we carry ourselves throughout the day there are endless similarities between us all, but one thing we all, undoubtedly, have - are - will experience in our lives: times of hardship, of struggle, of suffering.

The struggle that exists in our society is unmistakably present and alive; yet in so many ways we are blind to it. The people we see everyday: the people we pass on the way to work, the neighbor you wave to as the two of you leave for work, your co-workers, the friends enlisted in your collection of FaceBook friends, anyone and everyone is among those struggling with the many faces of life's challenges.
Revisiting the moments of my own life where I have struggled with one challenge or another I realized I have always had someone special to lift me up. There has always been an answered prayer. A kind heart to tend to my wounds.
I give myself, my thanks, my gratitude and my pride to those people. You all know who you are. My family. My friends. Random people making random acts of kindness. Thank you for everything.
My challenge to you is this: if you are struggling with something reach out and share with someone - you're not alone. If you can help someone, give them the kindness of your heart, lend them your listening ear, give back to the world which you wish to receive. For it is with Faith and Love that we can change the world, even if only for one person.
#reflection #hardship #perserverance #friends #family #Love&Respect
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VERY LONG BUT YOU WILL LEARN FROM IT. Happy anniversary to us!!! Got married on this day 11 years ago. ...
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VERY LONG BUT YOU WILL LEARN FROM IT. Happy anniversary to us!!! Got married on this day 11 years ago. I was 24, turned 25 two weeks after marriage, got Pregnant 3 months after marriage and it felt like 3 years because everyone kept asking if I was already Pregnant/ how far with baby. Out of all ... VERY LONG BUT YOU WILL LEARN FROM IT. Happy anniversary to us!!! Got married on this day 11 years ago. I was 24, turned 25 two weeks after marriage, got Pregnant 3 months after marriage and it felt like 3 years because everyone kept asking if I was already Pregnant/ how far with baby. Out of all the things that were discussed at my bridal shower, I think this was the 1 piece of information that was left out. No one told me People could be so intrusive/ mean to the extent that one day, at a family event where I wore a short, tight dress, a family member jokingly hit my tummy&said “You’re still doing babe up&down, you better quickly get Belle” I was like shooo! Back then, I was a Youth Corper (Legal Department) at Dangote Industries, every other day, one of my colleagues especially my Hausa friends would ask me - “You don carry?”&I’ll be like “Err...No”. One month into marriage, I was a new bride trying to understand what I had gotten myself into because I felt like I was constantly under pressure. In all this, I had to make a conscious effort to keep in touch with all my besties because they were all still single and I didn’t want to be the friend who went “funny” simply because she got married. To God be the glory, 11 years after, I’m now a Mum of 3 blessed boys. Guess what? Now, the one they have started is “Your family is not complete, you need a Princess”. Shooo! There was a day someone passed that comment, I politely told her that after she gets married&has one Child - boy/girl, she should come back&meet me. The babe just froze 😂. Sometimes you have to give it to them as e dey hot. My Prayer for everyone who’s in God’s waiting room is that this year by his grace, you will get Pregnant, you will testify of the goodness of the Lord and happiness will reign in your marriage. I have so much more to share but for now, let’s be more sensitive to the feelings of others and let’s stop putting Newlyweds under pressure. Stop chasing your family members away from you, stop making them run/hide at family functions. Many have relocated because of this pressure. #happyanniversary #love #family
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SUNDAY WITH STAN! Well, my Saturday, but your Sunday. Let’s get right to it, how great does @therealstanlee ...
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SUNDAY WITH STAN! Well, my Saturday, but your Sunday. Let’s get right to it, how great does @therealstanlee look in this photo?? He’s doing really, really well, his own words actually. I had the pleasure of sitting with him yesterday for an extended period and it was a delight. My visiting ... SUNDAY WITH STAN! Well, my Saturday, but your Sunday. Let’s get right to it, how great does @therealstanlee look in this photo?? He’s doing really, really well, his own words actually. I had the pleasure of sitting with him yesterday for an extended period and it was a delight. My visiting him was something that I was fortunate to have been extended by Stan’s family and friends a few weeks back, I told them to let me know the morning of, in case Stan was too tired or not feeling up to it. I got the call Friday and then Saturday a.m. to come on over. When I saw Stan, my heart soared, his color was great and his eyes were wider than I’d seen them in quite some time. He was vibrant and spry. I told him that everyone would be thrilled to see how good he was doing. That’s when he said “I’m doing well, tell them I’m doing well.” He said “Can you believe I’m 95 years old, Rob? I’m still here at 95, who would have thought?” I told him how traveling with him a few years back opened my eyes to the tremendous energy and stamina he possessed. I look at him as I do my mom, but 20 years older, he’s amazing. We talked of his moving to L.A. in the 70’s to set up Marvel properties in film and tv. I informed him that Disney was bringing the Fox family of Marvel characters home, that they’d be reunited and he settled back in his chair and he smiled “Thank you for telling me that.” We talked of his working with educators in the 70’s to carry comics in libraries, how my vocabulary was improved by his writing all that jargon for all the scientists he created, Tony Stark, Reed Richards and Hank Pym. Stan expressed his love of Deadpool, especially the film. He said, “I can’t believe all the X-rated stuff he gets away with.” I told him, that’s all @vancityreynolds 😂😂😂 We talked smart ass characters and how we’re all smart asses inside. I added that there is no Deadpool without Spider Man! There was much more, but the bottom line is, July 28, 2018, Stan was in great spirits and in great care. Thank you to Jon Bollerjack and the family for bringing me up. I was deeply moved and I’m so grateful to have shared time with him. #stanlee #marvel #spiderman #deadpool #robliefeld
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"Friends, how many of us have them?"-Houdini I shared this with @strayeruniversity grads: Get ...
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"Friends, how many of us have them?"-Houdini I shared this with @strayeruniversity grads: Get some real, loyal and honorable friends in your circle. People who will carry you when you can't walk. Who will lift you when you can't climb. Who will love you when everyone else walks away. If you ... "Friends, how many of us have them?"-Houdini
I shared this with @strayeruniversity grads: Get some real, loyal and honorable friends in your circle. People who will carry you when you can't walk. Who will lift you when you can't climb. Who will love you when everyone else walks away. If you have people in your circle, right now, who KNOWINGLY see someone that you both are "friends" with or "associated" with do you wrong, steal from you--cheat you, lie on you, or otherwise harm your person or reputation and they don't speak up, confront that individual or remove that person from their circle--they are NOT a friend. They are complicit. They are cut from the same cloth. The friend of my enemy is my enemy. That is 100% truth.
You cannot be friends with people who are in bed with your enemies. You cannot be friends with people who see you get done dirty and expect you to suck it up, or look the other way. Life is too short. Do not keep parasites and worms in your life. They eat holes in your earth (let that sink in). They eat holes in your spirit. No friend, soror or family member of mine will EVER have to worry about me not standing up for what is right. Or having their back. Or calling a mutual friend, acquaintance, family member or soror OUT, if they hurt someone I love. I will not be "friends" with someone I see hurting a fellow human being or friend of mine. It's cowardly. It's complicit. It is wrong.
The THREE C's of Life:
1. consistency
2. character
3. Capacity
You need friends who are CONSISTENT. Do what they say they will do and follow through. You need friends who are concerned with their CHARACTER and not their REPUTATION. People who live by a CODE not fake Christianity or other surface stuff. The real go to wall stuff. And lastly, you need friends who guard your CAPACITY and theirs. Who know how to say NO. And who know how to respect your NO. At 51, I am so CLEAR about who I am. What I want. Who I want in my life. And who I do not want in my life.
I am so C-L-E-A-R. I do not care who you are, if you do not have good character we can’t be friends. #Mondaymotivation #soulsentiments #Friends
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Day 63 ICU... Trey has been able to breath some on his own with only 30% percent oxygen to assist him. ...
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Day 63 ICU... Trey has been able to breath some on his own with only 30% percent oxygen to assist him. He is so very weak from this and had a set back Saturday evening due to fluids in his lungs. He is unable to cough on his own so they have to use a machine about once an hour to help him cough. He also had ... Day 63 ICU... Trey has been able to breath some on his own with only 30% percent oxygen to assist him. He is so very weak from this and had a set back Saturday evening due to fluids in his lungs. He is unable to cough on his own so they have to use a machine about once an hour to help him cough. He also had some blood from kidneys and after cat scan yesterday they found he has kidney stones in both kidneys...cat scan also found problems with his Gallbladder. More test are being run. He is back on his oxygen today and breathing on his own. We keep praying, believing and trusting for his strength to grow more each day with trails off ventilator and for his total healing. His stage 4 wound is showing signs of healing as well... this alone is all of our prayers being heard and answered. He has been able to talk through a speaking valve and also eat. Glory be to God alone for every advancement. Being able to hear Trey talk to me is the most precious blessing after so many weeks of just reading his lips. We have laughed and cried together being able to communicate now while the speaking valve is on. I wouldn't trade anything for the conversations we have had. I just thought I knew what True Love was before all this. Trey's attitude, his sweet spirit, his love, my family and true friends love and our heavenly Father's love keeps me going every moment. This has been the most difficult and heart breaking time in life I've ever known but the Lord continues to carry us through it all. Your prayers on our behalf carry us, we feel them and it means so much to our family. Please keep praying. We welcome 2018 knowing God has blessings and great things ahead of us and for us. We believe the same for so many of you praying on Trey's behalf... we are faithfully praying for you as well. Thank you All! #spinalcordinjury #prayers #keepfightingTrey
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So I wrote a big ass long post for this but didn’t fit so here we go. I’m just riffing now so I’ll just ...
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So I wrote a big ass long post for this but didn’t fit so here we go. I’m just riffing now so I’ll just cut to the chase. Pictured above is me and my Bro the great @kyngeddie At the end of our last run together! What a blast! Anyway, since this moment happened @kyngband got all of their shit stolen! ... So I wrote a big ass long post for this but didn’t fit so here we go. I’m just riffing now so I’ll just cut to the chase. Pictured above is me and my Bro the great @kyngeddie At the end of our last run together! What a blast! Anyway, since this moment happened @kyngband got all of their shit stolen! Yes... all of it! And they have some very important shows coming up including The DFW “Ride for Dime!” On December 8th and we all know how important it is to continue to carry the flag for our Metal brother #Dimebag Darrell. This was an act of selfishness through theft and I’m calling bullshit! But they’ve managed to raise 10 of their 33k goal in like 2 days! What a testament to what we are as a HEAVY METAL FAMILY! It really does show that we have each other’s backs. So thanks to all of you who have donated to them. That is selflessness at its finest. And that’s a world I wanna be a part of and I’m thankful everyday that I am. I know that they would do the same for me. So check out the link in my bio and throw a few bucks their way if you have the means.This is not a demand at all it’s just a request to help our Metal Brothers get back on their feet. Make sure when you click the link you hit the “+read more” so you can see all the donation packages they’ve put together to show their appreciation. Please feel free to share the link with friends and spread the word. I just wanted to share this so I’m gonna get back to the grind of creating some new music! I hope you all have been Staying fucking awesome in my absence! And Remember to Keep em up!🤘🏻Metal On, Metal Kids! Chadnesss
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‘Amsterdam. The second song from our new album is out now. It’s very different. We’ve never had a song like this on any of our albums. I wrote it as a full band track but it didn’t fit in with direction that the rest of the album was taking. Our producer Tobias suggested stripping it back to just ... ‘Amsterdam. The second song from our new album is out now. It’s very different. We’ve never had a song like this on any of our albums. I wrote it as a full band track but it didn’t fit in with direction that the rest of the album was taking. Our producer Tobias suggested stripping it back to just a live take of vocals and guitar and by taking this approach, it fit right in. It’s the most confronting song on the album. Our time here is temporary. The time we spend with family and friends becomes more important the older we get because you just never know.

After my father passed away I started thinking about the how and why and all the questions and confusion that come with losing a family member. It took a long time to fathom how we’re supposed to just carry on without them. Like I say in the song ‘there are things left unspoken and you never get a second chance’. Some lessons are learnt the hard way unfortunately. Regrets, grief and loss are a part of life so you gotta make the good times count.
Why Amsterdam? I wrote it there and i figured it’s as good a city as anywhere to vent to. X" - Chris Cheney
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On this day of remembrance, 6 years is full of family, friends, fans and players that all carry the spirit of Junior Seau within us and inspire the next generation to be hero’s themselves. Thank you Junior for showing us how to give back and always making time to sign hats along with instilling ... On this day of remembrance, 6 years is full of family, friends, fans and players that all carry the spirit of Junior Seau within us and inspire the next generation to be hero’s themselves. Thank you Junior for showing us how to give back and always making time to sign hats along with instilling a hard work ethic. Thank you to those in the industry for bringing awareness such as Will Smith and maybe just maybe a few of the early retirements such as Malcolm & Megatron has made your heart full ❤️ Keep surfing those Heavenly waves Buddee 🏄🏽‍♂️🤙🏽We miss your presence but are so grateful that you will always be our Greatness. #55 #Seau #Legend #Samoa #SayOw #PolyPride #Hero #Greatne55 #Oceanside #Respect #RIL #Angel #ForeverAlive55 5️⃣5️⃣
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The “I ain’t trying to hear that shit..face <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span>” Man..I’ve endured a lot over the course of these 28 ...
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The “I ain’t trying to hear that shit..face ” Man..I’ve endured a lot over the course of these 28 years. But I wouldn’t be here without the strength, wisdom and insight of my ancestors and family. The back up and support of my friends, both current and former. I’ve dealt with issues surrounding ... The “I ain’t trying to hear that shit..face 😂” Man..I’ve endured a lot over the course of these 28 years. But I wouldn’t be here without the strength, wisdom and insight of my ancestors and family. The back up and support of my friends, both current and former. I’ve dealt with issues surrounding self inflicted injury, suicidal thoughts, social anxiety and depression for a time in my life. So I figured I’d use this day to not virtue signal but to show thanks and shed light on challenges I’ve faced and hopefully encourage those who are still fighting the good fight to carry on and to not live in fear like I have for so many years. It’s now that I can finally come clean about my worst kept secret. I can truly say I’ve made it to this place of recovery due to the patience of those among me, the past professionalism of healthcare practitioners and my constant resilience to be better. So as I embark on another year of walking the terra, I just want to pay all my luck and blessings forward. Even in the smallest of gestures, moments shared, art created or curated and most importantly...through love. Thank you. Imani “Taylor Rebels” Abramson. #28 #hbd #birthday #hbdtome #freshstart #withlove #thankful #family #friends #memories #enemies #differences #anxiety #depression #selfharmmm #selfcare #selflove #tbt
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This tattoo marks the end of what was the worst chapter of my life. The past few years have been darker ...
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This tattoo marks the end of what was the worst chapter of my life. The past few years have been darker and harder than I ever imagined possible. While I always tried to wear a smile and think that I was in control, the reality was far from that. I've been blessed with family, friends, and loved ... This tattoo marks the end of what was the worst chapter of my life. The past few years have been darker and harder than I ever imagined possible. While I always tried to wear a smile and think that I was in control, the reality was far from that. I've been blessed with family, friends, and loved ones much beyond what I will ever deserve, and I will never understand how many of them stood by me through it all, but I wouldn't be here without them. I wish I could go back and redo my past, being the person I always wanted to be, treating people much better than I ever had. Through this journey though, I learned to value those who I have the privilege of having in my life, sympathize and empathize with all, and to hopefully carry my past forward, molding it into the basis of whom I am and applying it to everything I do. Here's to moving forward, mending all the bridges I've burnt, and hopefully finding the means to change peoples lives and use this dark past for good.
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HAPPY Happy BirthDay to My #beautiful 19 Year old Baby Girl @mahryssa Where to begin... The Day You ...
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HAPPY Happy BirthDay to My #beautiful 19 Year old Baby Girl @mahryssa Where to begin... The Day You were Born is The BEST Day of My #life & Im so #grateful God Chose Me to be Your Mommy (Even though you don't call me that anymore) Still You'll Always be My Baby girl YOU are The Light in My Days, My ... HAPPY Happy BirthDay to My #beautiful 19 Year old Baby Girl @mahryssa Where to begin... The Day You were Born is The BEST Day of My #life & Im so #grateful God Chose Me to be Your Mommy (Even though you don't call me that anymore)😣 Still You'll Always be My Baby girl 😘YOU are The Light in My Days, My BF, My ❤ I see you growing up so Beyoutifully 😍 You Made/Make This Life a JOY & Make Us All Soooo Very PROUD⚘Watching you Grow Up & Looking Back is #bittersweet cuz Time Flies But I am embracing the Present as you Mature & Look forward to the Bright Successful #future You have in store~ ALWAYS Remember You are LOVED By Not just Family, Friends & Loved 1s BUT By a Almighty GOD Who Loves You More & brought you to This Point to carry you thru this next lives adventures. I #pray You Continue to flourish in Righteous ways Blossoming into Whom Jesus Calls You to be Knowing ALL Things are Possible for those Whom #believe & Have #faith You Will & are Already Succeeding 🎉🎊 #happybirthday My #love May Your B-Day/Weekend & Year Be #blessed with #wisdom #courage #strength #discernment 💖 #peace & #joy WE LUV YOU XOX #friday #happybirthday #birthdaygirl
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 #TipTuesday from StarCycle Felida Instructor @katielaccount is to make you a priority! <span class="emoji emoji1f60a"></span> "Whether ...
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#TipTuesday from StarCycle Felida Instructor @katielaccount is to make you a priority! "Whether you like to workout early in the morning or later in the evening, clip in, check out, and focus on you. StarCycle allows me 45 minutes of amazing energy that I can take with me and carry throughout ... #TipTuesday from StarCycle Felida Instructor @katielaccount is to make you a priority! 😊 "Whether you like to workout early in the morning or later in the evening, clip in, check out, and focus on you. StarCycle allows me 45 minutes of amazing energy that I can take with me and carry throughout the day. By giving this time for myself, I am able to give back to my family, friends and community. No matter how tired I feel walking into the studio, I am guaranteed to leave a better, happier me." #trainertip
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You know, I've never met @onegirlonearth in person, yet I still feel connected to her. Being able ...
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You know, I've never met @onegirlonearth in person, yet I still feel connected to her. Being able to travel full-time hasn't quite happened for either of us, but yet we keep striving for it, year after year, and in the midst of more struggle than meets the eye, she creates absolute beauty. There ... You know, I've never met @onegirlonearth in person, yet I still feel connected to her. Being able to travel full-time hasn't quite happened for either of us, but yet we keep striving for it, year after year, and in the midst of more struggle than meets the eye, she creates absolute beauty. There is beauty that is created for the sake of beauty, and there is beauty that is created to fill space, voids left by loss, to give us joy as we stumble and trudge through the muck of life. This is what Jessica does with her work @honor_of.
In her words: "It has provided me with the space and outlet to slow myself down, sort through the noise, & along with that, share the colors of nature through naturally dyed goods and textiles that are created with meaning and intention in small batches over a fire—it has strengthened my connection with the natural world and my place in it. These are the colors of living organisms: whether foraged, salvaged, or gathered from family/friends complete strangers or neighbors alike—so in this way it has also helped forge a deep connection with others that is more than just surface. It has, more profoundly, guided me through more painful moments of my life by serving as an outlet, an art therapy. The process is long, not to be rushed, and serves as a metaphor for life itself. Through this art I am able to preserve, in color, the life of a once living organism. Every color is one of a kind, truly unique, just like ourselves. The way the plant keeps giving off color much longer after it’s “living life” has ended reminds me of those lost who we still carry with us. And ultimately, after it’s color extracts have exhausted themselves, it’s time to release and let go. And so it goes back into the earth. As do we." Eventually, Jessica plans to take @honor_of on the road with her, creating from the land and places on the road she calls home. She opens her online shop very soon, and I am proud and happy to support her in any way I can. Follow @honor_of for updates and news!
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CANADA PROUD. 🇨🇦 For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of, daydreamed of, and vividly imagined ...
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CANADA PROUD. 🇨🇦 For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of, daydreamed of, and vividly imagined what it would feel like to wear the Maple Leaf on the worlds biggest stage. Of course though, like every Canadian hockey fan - I always visualized us ending the tournament standing on the blue ... CANADA PROUD. 🇨🇦
For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of, daydreamed of, and vividly imagined what it would feel like to wear the Maple Leaf on the worlds biggest stage. Of course though, like every Canadian hockey fan - I always visualized us ending the tournament standing on the blue line, singing our national anthem and coming back to Canada with a Gold medal around our necks. ••• Despite the utter heartbreak, pain and disappointment my teammates and I felt after the final game, I am SO proud to be coming home from Korea with a silver medal around my neck. This silver medal is a special kind of silver medal because it symbolizes this amazing journey and everything we have been through as a team. It stands for the hard work we put in day in and day out, the early mornings, late nights, the determination and heart we showed over and over again, the long road trips, the countless highs and lows, the inside jokes, the happy tears, the sad tears and most importantly the special bonds we built. So yes it’s not the colour we wanted, but representing Canada at the Olympics has been the greatest honour of my life. I am beyond proud to be coming home as the winner of an Olympic medal for my country. ••• To all our fans who followed our journey - THANK YOU for supporting us, loving us and believing in us. To my family, friends and Jonathon - I wouldn’t be here without you, ILY. To all of our staff members, support teams and everyone behind the scenes @hockeycanada @sportcanada and with our COC - I truly appreciate everything you do for us, you guys are rockstars. And lastly, to my teammates @teamcanada - I f**king LOVE you guys. You made this experience one that surpassed anything I ever dreamed of as a kid. The blood, sweat and Celine karaoke. The late night bus rides to unknown destinations, the McDonalds runs, lounge chats, Canada cheers, and absolutely everything else in between made my Olympic reality something that I will forever cherish. You guys are all so unique and special and the way each and every one of you carry yourself is inspiring. I am so proud and privileged to be a member of your team. ••• CANADA THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU. 🇨🇦❤️
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I know without a doubt my brother was one of the greatest humans to ever walk this planet. There are ...
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I know without a doubt my brother was one of the greatest humans to ever walk this planet. There are few people that possess the kindness, humility, humor & strength that he had. He was this magical creature that could summon super hero strength to carry both of his boys on his back while sleep ... I know without a doubt my brother was one of the greatest humans to ever walk this planet. There are few people that possess the kindness, humility, humor & strength that he had.
He was this magical creature that could summon super hero strength to carry both of his boys on his back while sleep deprived/exhausted walking the Grand Canyon & then later that day giggle as he got a back rub because he loved them but was so darn ticklish.
His love for his family & friends was awe inspiring. I can remember watching him over the years thinking “his love is so pure”. I strive to love as he did. The way he looked at Courtney & his sons was something I pray I can experience one day.
My brother was always one of the first people to encourage me as I struggled w/ being an artist or the struggles of life as a single person. He also cheered so hard for any celebration or win I had, no matter how small.
Yesterday swiftly & ferociously secured itself as the worst day of my life. Without warning he was gone. In his place the shockwave of grief. Heart attack on a healthy 36yr old seems like a cruel joke from the world.
Everything hurts. Even the smallest thing like writing about him in the past tense is like daggers in my gut.
I won’t lie, I half feel shitty posting on social media. He, himself wasn’t on it. He would rather watch ESPN while playing horsey with his boys or play a game of cards while eating IMO’s. Again, such a magical man he was. But for me, sharing his life & his story is something the world will be better off because of. So, I’m sharing. And I’ll continue to share his story until I am also gone & reunited with the leader of our weird little homeschool clan.
Jon, I love you so much. I am grateful that you knew that just as I knew you loved us more than anything else. I am so thankful that the last moment I spent with you in person was a hug goodbye & an “I love you, Neen”. If I would have known it would have been my last, I would have never let go but now I’ll cherish every hug I got. You’ll be in my mind every day big brother, as you usually are. See you in the next life, you better prepare yourself for millions of backrubs. All the ❤️ from your sister, Nene
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This is why I love what I do <span class="emoji emoji2665"></span>️ thank you @livecleankitchen for your kind and genuine words. Can’t ...
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This is why I love what I do ️ thank you @livecleankitchen for your kind and genuine words. Can’t wait for you to meet all the lovely people from our community ️ #Repost @livecleankitchen with @get_repost ・・・ The transition from remote NorCal back to our lives on the east coast has not been ... This is why I love what I do ♥️ thank you @livecleankitchen for your kind and genuine words. Can’t wait for you to meet all the lovely people from our community ♥️ #Repost @livecleankitchen with @get_repost
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The transition from remote NorCal back to our lives on the east coast has not been consistently easy. It has been pure joy to reconnect with family, friends and my yoga community but there’s also a lot of uncertainty, hesitancy, and there’s even been a bit of culture shock. California is where I came to finally know myself. I learned who I was more deeply than I ever knew I could. I found veganism, I found healing, I found passion, I found purpose and I found the bravery to embrace it. I found another way - everything I didn’t know I was looking for. I know now my mission is to bring what I learned back to the community that raised me- to share, grow and learn openly and honestly here in New England. I am psyched on that, for sure, but it doesn’t heal the ache I feel in my heart for the unspeakable beauty, transformative experiences and great open wilderness that we experienced in our four years out west. It was not always easy but it was absolutely life shaping. Now it’s time to fully embody all I know to be true - we are creatures of the earth and it’s time to reconnect. This sweet (fully vegan) poppy is my little piece of California I can carry with me everywhere - reminder of growth, love and purpose. Thank you so much @entertherabbithole -thank you for being so talented and showing me, so warmly, that there is a community for me here. ❤️🌱 #livecleankitchen #vegantattoo #poppytattoo #california #californiavegan #eastcoastvegan #flowertattoo #delicatetattoo #californiapoppy #crueltyfreetattoo #crueltyfree
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This picture twists my heart & for a minute I lose my ability to breath... Work gets super challenging.. ...
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This picture twists my heart & for a minute I lose my ability to breath... Work gets super challenging.. super grueling... The "project life" isn't for the weak, that's for sure. But after all the hard work & heart I poured into this project, I was overwhelmed with joy being able to bring my ... This picture twists my heart & for a minute I lose my ability to breath...
Work gets super challenging.. super grueling... The "project life" isn't for the weak, that's for sure.
But after all the hard work & heart I poured into this project, I was overwhelmed with joy being able to bring my Mom to the team family & friends opening celebration.
This trooper rode Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout! 3 times in a row back-to-back. She was so excited.. So giddy... So, so proud of me... The most proud.
She wore her Minnie Mouse shirt that morning... so cute.. ⠀ ⠀
It's so exhausting at times when I'm deep into the daily project life. But one of the biggest reasons I work my hardest & with all of my heart is to try & live up to how proud she was of me.

Disneyland will never feel the same without the woman who first brought me, raised me with an annual pass & always encouraged me as I worked my tush off towards becoming a friggin' Imagineer.
I miss her so much & I pray I won't give up, even when it feels like I don't have what it takes to carry on... #familyfirst #motivation #mom #disneycaliforniaadventure
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Dear Amelia <span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span> “You snuck away from us & graced Heaven so soon. Only 40 years but You lived a beautiful ...
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Dear Amelia “You snuck away from us & graced Heaven so soon. Only 40 years but You lived a beautiful life. You were gifted and fashionable like no other. What you wanted in life, you not only pursued but achieved and acquired just that. When you smiled, the room lights up. When you danced, everybody ... Dear Amelia 💔
“You snuck away from us & graced Heaven so soon. Only 40 years but You lived a beautiful life. You were gifted and fashionable like no other. What you wanted in life, you not only pursued but achieved and acquired just that. When you smiled, the room lights up. When you danced, everybody joined in. & as you loved , you were loved back. You’ve left a legacy here behind that many will learn & hear of for years to come. You maximized in your career & business. . And to each of us near and far, that you’ve left behind, missing you is understatement but the legacy of who you were as a friend, a sister , a daughter , a stylist , a makeup artist , creative director will carry on throughout the years the those who are still here to carry the torch. I love you dearly. I’ll miss you dearly and I’ll continue to make you proud from Sky View with all that I seek out to achieve in life. The gift you admired will help keep that smile on your face each time you see finished work is create. Your work here has been completed and although our hearts are shattered now...your life and legacy itself will sufficiently help keep the family, friends and loved ones afloat until our hearts are healed from losing a soul we loved dearly. RestEasy #AMELIA #DIVA #HAIRSTYLIST #MOGUL #FASHIONISTA #FRIEND #SISTER #DAUGHTER #DIVA #MAKEUP #ARTIST #STYLIST #GONE #SO #SOON #YOUWILLBE #MISSED #LIFE #IS #PRECIOUS 💔💔 #Isaiah4031 (SWIPE) ❤️❤️❤️🙏💎💎💎💎💎💎
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After a month in Music City, it cuts me unbelievably deep to have to pack my hats and guitars to head ...
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After a month in Music City, it cuts me unbelievably deep to have to pack my hats and guitars to head home to Six Nations so soon. It feels like it was just a blink when my eyes were finally wide open. Since the heel of my boot hit the Nashville gravel I’ve felt strangely right at home, and every ... After a month in Music City, it cuts me unbelievably deep to have to pack my hats and guitars to head home to Six Nations so soon. It feels like it was just a blink when my eyes were finally wide open.

Since the heel of my boot hit the Nashville gravel I’ve felt strangely right at home, and every step I took deeper into the legendary town lead to a valuable lesson in the art of young manhood and songwriting, that I’ll bring back to Canada and value forever. It takes an extra ordinary amount of effort, determination and perseverance to write songs, live by them, and stand beside them. This comes with believing in your art and in yourself.
It was after one of the rockiest and most turbulent filled flights of my entire musical career thus far, that I hit the pavement in the South. I could tell right away the air was different here - everything was different. Even the smells and tastes. Bright lights are everywhere, and everyone is chasing a dream relentlessly. There’s this magical thing you always hear every musician talk about called “VIBE”. All my hero’s talk about it in interviews, documentaries and songs repeatedly.

This moment has always been a dream of mine - to have my music carry me here, to write here and perform here. The vibe in Nashville Tennessee revived my belief in real true magic, everyone I met down here was a truly kind soul that had something timeless to offer in this journey/spirit quest I was on.

I’m so happy to announce I’ll be returning home with some great songs and more importantly some great new friends, experiences and life lessons. With all that being said, I can’t wait to see family, friends and especially my little one! I have some pretty cool show announcements booked back home in Canada! Make sure you check out my website for all the details! ➡️ www.loganstaats.ca .
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#nashville #travel #sing #singer #songwriter #musician #musicianlife #traveller #vagabond #acoustic #guitar #solo #artist #firstnations #haudenosaunee #mohawk #trip #writer #singersongwriter #folk #blues #soul #musicbusiness #musicindustry
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Learn to carry yourself on your own back. People will drop you quicker than they picked you up. #independent ...
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Learn to carry yourself on your own back. People will drop you quicker than they picked you up. #independent #solo #watchyourback #fake #ppl #queen #royalty #iamme #hatersgonnahate #selfie #beautiful #women #strength #commitment #patience #nevergiveup #love #family #friends #iloveme ... Learn to carry yourself on your own back. People will drop you quicker than they picked you up.
#independent #solo #watchyourback #fake #ppl #queen #royalty #iamme #hatersgonnahate #selfie #beautiful #women #strength #commitment #patience #nevergiveup #love #family #friends #iloveme #fighter #workhard #strongwomen #selfworth #follow
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 #Repost @shopmivida ・・・ Meet Maria, a local artisan from Chinchero, Peru. Maria taught traditional ...
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#Repost @shopmivida ・・・ Meet Maria, a local artisan from Chinchero, Peru. Maria taught traditional weaving and natural dye workshops at the artist’s residency I attended. Chinchero is a small town located between Urubamba and Cusco and is known for their craft weaving and colorful ... #Repost @shopmivida
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Meet Maria, a local artisan from Chinchero, Peru. Maria taught traditional weaving and natural dye workshops at the artist’s residency I attended. Chinchero is a small town located between Urubamba and Cusco and is known for their craft weaving and colorful Mercado Dominguero. Maria was such a sweet woman, I wanted to find a way to support and showcase her talented work to my friends & family in L.A, so I sent @noellereyes photos of some of her work and just as I’d hoped, Noelle fell in love with her art.
Maria can be seen hand-dying pieces of wool with Ch'illca, a common plant found near springs + most commonly used to dye wool shades of green. I fell in love with all of her designs, so my last Sunday in Peru, on behalf of the beautiful folks from @shopmivida, I found her family at the mercado and purchased a giant bag of her textiles!
I was so happy our Mi Vida family was able to put together some funds and buy as much as I could carry back home with me! We have a very limited amount of hand-crafted pillow cases, fabric, and little bolsitas made by Maria and her family available for purchase in-store only. ⠀

In Peru, culture and knowledge was shared through their craft skill textiles and weaving, stories and histories were never written down, they were weaved. Each piece we have is 100% handmade. Come by the shop and fall in love in person! We hope to one day visit Maria again and purchase more goods from her ❤️

Thank you @moemitakano for these beautiful photos of Maria!
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OK so haven't posted much about God lately but doesn't mean I'm not really into Him. Tonight. I ...
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OK so haven't posted much about God lately but doesn't mean I'm not really into Him. Tonight. I was praying and I just did not feel like it and I was angry at God why I wasn't feeling anything. I was like God what do I need to do! What do you want me to do! Silence cos God isn't some magical audible ... OK so haven't posted much about God lately but doesn't mean I'm not really into Him.

Tonight. I was praying and I just did not feel like it and I was angry at God why I wasn't feeling anything.

I was like God what do I need to do! What do you want me to do! Silence cos God isn't some magical audible voice.. Right?

So I got caught up in my emotions and decided to re-dedicate my life to Him.. (Trust me I don't do it often). Didn't even think just did it. Then I decided to read the good word and I opened the bible to Luke 14: 25-33

The title of that verse is: The Cost of Being a Disciple.

BOOM!! I felt like God was like do you actually know what you've done? (If I had to respond honestly I'd be like nah)

There are 3 points that spoke volume to me this night:

1. God > family, friends, your own life - you can't listen to your family or friends when it's against Gods Will.
The hardest thing I find in my walk with God is denying my flesh, what I mean is I'm guilty to putting time to myself and not giving God anytime. Felt embarrassed after reading this especially when you kinda know where it's going.

2. Carry your cross - it was never meant to be an easy life as a Christian.. Hey we get so much back lash for our belief! But just like Jesus, he was rejected and abused so we might not go through the complete hanging on the cross but we will suffer rejection and hatred for him.. But just like Jesus he kept moving forward.

3. It all belongs to him - hmm tough one... I give my 10% to him right but then again he's the author of it all and we are just the stewards of his things. If God said give all you have in the bank, I'd be asking for further confirmation but I really do hope I would comply, I'd be holding on tight to Matthew 6:25 - 26 (current verse for the year)

Anwyays that was what God was telling me tonight. I really enjoy his revelations. The smallest truths can be the best revelation.

#Biblereadinggoingthrowwholenewdimension #jesustime #igavemylifetogod
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I'm going to get in early & Wish U all a Very Merry Christmas <span class="emoji emoji1f384"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> May you find time to Relax & enjoy the ...
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I'm going to get in early & Wish U all a Very Merry Christmas May you find time to Relax & enjoy the company of Family & Friends ! I have decided to 'Switch Off" from my Social Media accounts especially now that my Kids have finished their school year last Friday & won't be back till Feb !! This ... I'm going to get in early & Wish U all a Very Merry Christmas 🎄 💫

May you find time to Relax & enjoy the company of Family & Friends !

I have decided to 'Switch Off" from my Social Media accounts especially now that my Kids have finished their school year last Friday & won't be back till Feb !! This will allow me to fully immerse myself & really unwind & to enjoy all that there is on offer in these next glorious 8 wks 👌🏻 I find that all of this Technology really does make time evaporate & taking a break from it really allows us to feel, see & experience so much more .. So I'm wholeheartedly diving into the peace & freedom of not choosing it & am looking forward to spending all of that extra time with the Family 😊

This year has flown & been hectic & I don't know about you but I am looking forward to it slowing down & not having any commitments for a while. On our to do list is to visit the Seaside which is just at our back door living on mornington peninsula, go Bushwalking, find our own Adventures Outdoors 😊

Thankyou for your Support 🙏🏻 I love Sharing this Wholesome Journey with you all. Sending Lots of Love, Joy & Peace for the Festive Season & may it carry on into the New Year & throughout 2016
#warmwishes #christmas #seasonsgreetings #herescheers #festiveseason #kickback #relax #unwind #takeiteasy #havefun
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PAUL J REINEBERG - We Lost a good one! So many years of knowing each other from when I was a kid & yelling ...
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PAUL J REINEBERG - We Lost a good one! So many years of knowing each other from when I was a kid & yelling at me for speeding coming down the road to now. The last 13 years we became Family / Friends / Jokers & Supporters Of each other. Many important times, holidays, dinners, family gatherings, ... PAUL J REINEBERG - We Lost a good one! So many years of knowing each other from when I was a kid & yelling at me for speeding coming down the road to now. The last 13 years we became Family / Friends / Jokers & Supporters Of each other. Many important times, holidays, dinners, family gatherings, road trips, Fundraisers & just Home times joking around have been an honor to share with you. Our inside jokes and fun times always picked up where we left of regardless of time between visits. I’ll never forget your kindness, fun personality & strength through MS not letting it hold you back. I admire your fight & will carry that fight lesson on for life. Thank you for all your support with charity work & being the celebrity host of one of my first films. I’ll never forget our Florida trip & all the stories from that. Thank you for choosing my mom to take care of you. It was always about friendship & family more than it was a job for her. Please look out for her as she will be a little lost with out you. I miss you, Agata misses you and of course the whole Lauer family loves and misses you. RIP Paul. Go Steelers

PLEASE CLICK link To read of our Buddy Paul’s obituary
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IN MEMORIAM OF FALLEN RIVERSIDE POLICE DETECTIVE CHARLES "DOUG" JACOBS III • Today will be 17 ...
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IN MEMORIAM OF FALLEN RIVERSIDE POLICE DETECTIVE CHARLES "DOUG" JACOBS III • Today will be 17 years since Doug was murdered in the line of duty on January 13, 2001. He is missed and will never be forgotten. Even though his family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues have moved forward in ... IN MEMORIAM OF FALLEN RIVERSIDE POLICE DETECTIVE CHARLES "DOUG" JACOBS III

Today will be 17 years since Doug was murdered in the line of duty on January 13, 2001. He is missed and will never be forgotten. Even though his family, friends, loved ones, and colleagues have moved forward in life, you never really “move on," do you? When you love someone, you carry a part of them with you forever. •
His wife Tammy was blessed to be his partner and friend, his daughter Rachel was blessed to be held in his arms, his stepson Nicholas was blessed to have such a positive father-figure role model, his parents Charles and Cathy were blessed to see their boy grow into a man, his brother Raymond and sister Tara were blessed to be able to count on him, his friends were blessed to trust and rely on him, his RPD family were blessed to say they worked with him and he had their back, and those who he never met are now blessed to know his legacy.

DETECTIVE CHARLES "DOUG" JACOBS III
End of Watch: January 13, 2001

Please keep Doug’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers, as well as all our Fallen Heroes who are no longer with us.
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This weekend was chock full of family, friends, great food, lots of cheers, and a big ol’ marathon ...
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This weekend was chock full of family, friends, great food, lots of cheers, and a big ol’ marathon to top it off! This race checked a few boxes for me: 7th @nycmarathon marathon, 3rd @wmmajors marathon in 6 weeks, and my 10th marathon ever! My right knee tried desperately to pull me out at mile ... This weekend was chock full of family, friends, great food, lots of cheers, and a big ol’ marathon to top it off! This race checked a few boxes for me: 7th @nycmarathon marathon, 3rd @wmmajors marathon in 6 weeks, and my 10th marathon ever! 💣 My right knee tried desperately to pull me out at mile 11, but between Big G providing some mega support and the kind lady at mile 19 who gave me Advil and water, we freaking got ‘er done! 💪🏻 Thank you to EVERYONE who tracked me, cheered me on, and sent text messages! ❤️✨ Your support and love helped carry me through! My family, you are the darn best—thank you for your unwavering support and encouragement. And to New York, your spectators, your police, and all the folks that worked tirelessly to put on the best race in the world, HOT DIGGITY DOG YOU NAILED IT! 💯🙌🏻💯🙌🏻💯🙌🏻💯🙌🏻💯 Lastly, a million kudos to all the runners that picked each other up along the way, to the #Achilles team that guided the mentally and physically impaired, to the woman that was pushing her son in what seemed like a back to the future stroller 26.2 miles (!!!), you are the truest of true #champions of yesterday! Your strength and altruism makes my heart skip a beat! 💕💕💕 .
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Baseball Is Back! Waited a long time for the 2017 Season to start. The majority of last season was ...
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Baseball Is Back! Waited a long time for the 2017 Season to start. The majority of last season was good until the end of the regular season. The loss of my favorite player hurt a lot..... It really did. I never thought that someone I looked up to would be gone so soon. It hit me really hard and it's ... Baseball Is Back! Waited a long time for the 2017 Season to start. The majority of last season was good until the end of the regular season. The loss of my favorite player hurt a lot..... It really did. I never thought that someone I looked up to would be gone so soon. It hit me really hard and it's still tough to move forward now that the new MLB season has started and I don't think I will move on from it. I think since then I've worked really hard to become a better player, and person. Ive never worked more hard in a span of 6 months to become a better person and athlete. I've become stronger and I've overcome a lot of things. I will always honor Jose. For the impact he left on me I think I would want to have the same impact on others. I will always remember the good times watching him play and of course beating my team the Mets which I wasn't too happy about 😂. His Pass16n for the game automatically made you like him. He cared a lot about his family, friends, teammates, fans and, baseball. Games he wouldn't even be pitching he would still be his teams' number 1 fan, standing on the top step, sitting on the edge of the seat, he would jump out of the dugout when his teammates would make a play or get a hit or score a run. He spent time signing every autograph for his fans and he really cared a lot about his family and friends. I'll never forget Jose. Yes it will be tough this season and especially when the Mets play the Marlins but I'll know that Jose will always be watching. I promise I will give everything I got in everything I do and I will play the game of baseball with Pass16n the way you did. I will always carry that PASS16N in my heart. And the JsCrew hat I have I will always be reminded that it was a gift from you and I will remember that you wore the Jscrew hat because you also had another pass16n. I'll carry the persona you had in all my games and I will play for you and I'll know you'll be watching down. You'll ALWAYS be my favorite player. And for the Mets I hope we can win the World Series this year. I also hope the best for the Marlins this year too. Still miss you Jose #JDF16 #JoseFernandez #RIPJoseFernandez #JDF16FOREVER #JsCrew #BaseballIsBack
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My heart is heavy this morning. Literally in tears . . I posted on August 13th to pray for our Pastors. ...
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My heart is heavy this morning. Literally in tears . . I posted on August 13th to pray for our Pastors. It wasn’t a cute post to get likes, their lives are actually on the line. I walk so close to my Pastors that I’ve began to feel what they feel . . Our Pastor’s NEED US INTERCEDING . . They’re ... My heart is heavy this morning. Literally in tears .
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I posted on August 13th to pray for our Pastors. It wasn’t a cute post to get likes, their lives are actually on the line. I walk so close to my Pastors that I’ve began to feel what they feel .
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They’re fighting their own battles while trying to help us get to BREAKTHROUGH .
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Your Pastor may never ask you for prayer, but they need it .
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Praying for Pastor Andrew Stoecklein’s family, friends and church. ❤️➕
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"5 person bike" We put the whole fam on this bike...and I was the only one working. They say He only gives you what you can handle...so I guess today I can handle 4 extra bike riders on my back. Sometimes you have to carry others weight in life...sometimes it's your weight others are carrying ... "5 person bike"

We put the whole fam on this bike...and I was the only one working. They say He only gives you what you can handle...so I guess today I can handle 4 extra bike riders on my back. Sometimes you have to carry others weight in life...sometimes it's your weight others are carrying too. #blessed #happy #taetaefamily #love #family #friends #kids #rickykim #fun
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Around 18 months ago my Mum got diagnosed with cancer in the left eye. At the time I had begun the final ...
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Around 18 months ago my Mum got diagnosed with cancer in the left eye. At the time I had begun the final steps of my master's degree and I remember the day my parents walked in and said we have bad news, and they informed me with tears that my mum had been diagnosed with Lymphoma, - it did not hit me ... Around 18 months ago my Mum got diagnosed with cancer in the left eye.
At the time I had begun the final steps of my master's degree and I remember the day my parents walked in and said we have bad news, and they informed me with tears that my mum had been diagnosed with Lymphoma, - it did not hit me but eventually I began asking the questions and I had realized what was going on. Weeks had gone by and doctors and specialists had informed us of the rocky road my mum would go through and how important being positive is, months in hospitals, possibly 2 days a month at home, it was insane considering how quickly this happened.
As taking mum to the hospital was tough with our schedules I was on the verge of suspending my degree but I remember my parents said no matter what happens you can’t quit now you’re too far in, but the concentration was lacking but I decided to carry on as i remember my mum half awake saying giving up is for losers, even if you do not pass you won for me. So every day I would drive around 40 miles to the hospital to sit by my mum and just work till the early hours on my degree, every day for around 6 months.
I watched my mum deteriorate and it was the worst feeling in the world but the motivation to do well was there because making someone proud was extremely important . Many weeks went on and my mum recovered and got back on her feet and stood proudly at my masters ceremony, but the important message here is many mothers (and others) out here during these 6 months did not survive and this terrible condition took over, many children never got to see their mother clap their hands at graduation or kiss them with intense happiness - my mum survived but many didn’t.
My family, friends and I are doing a bike ride (I haven’t ridden a bike since 12😂) to help those in need - to beat this condition and help other people be with their loved ones once again.
The importance of having your mother by your side at graduation has no words. The smile on our faces said it all, not only did I receive my master's degree but most importantly my mum picked her self up ❤ PROUD OF YOU MUM ❤️ to donate - LINK in BIO
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SERVICE INFO @ END FOR ALL WISHING TO COME. It is with the heaviest heart I have to announce that God ...
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SERVICE INFO @ END FOR ALL WISHING TO COME. It is with the heaviest heart I have to announce that God gained a new angel Tuesday morning as my Mother, Donna Maggos, fell asleep one last time. My mom was a breast cancer survivor of 15 years, but it sadly came back this past October. My mom was a fighter ... SERVICE INFO @ END FOR ALL WISHING TO COME. It is with the heaviest heart I have to announce that God gained a new angel Tuesday morning as my Mother, Donna Maggos, fell asleep one last time.
My mom was a breast cancer survivor of 15 years, but it sadly came back this past October. My mom was a fighter and tough as nails, as anyone who knew her would agree, so we prayed for her to fight this battle too. After the new year we received positive news that treatment was working but unfortunately not to much longer after that the cancer had metastasized to her liver. She passed away Tuesday morning in the arms of my father and myself, knowing she was going to get to see her father up in heaven.
She gave all of her compassion and love to every person she met as she walked through life. She always filled any room with joy as she walked in because of her smile that was larger than life. She was a role model and mentor to more people than I can count, and now everyone that she has touched will carry her spirit with them. She was our whole world, our cheerleader, our best friend, our best support, our loving mother and wife, and most incredible woman to touch our lives. ----- Services------- There will be a visitation held in Chicago Friday, Feb. 2nd, at Salerno's Galewood Chapel, 1857 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL, 60707, starting at 4pm.
The second visitation will be held in her hometown on Sunday, Feb. 4th, at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 S Main st., Tuscola, IL, 61953.
The funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 5th, at the Lewis Cemetery in rural Tuscola.
Family & Friends please share to get the information out as we know my mom was loved by so many around the globe
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 #Thankful this is the last bag to collect for tomorrow’s boil... unfortunately it was after two ...
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#Thankful this is the last bag to collect for tomorrow’s boil... unfortunately it was after two #Noreaster’s totaling 40+ inches. But time spent with family and friends boiling #sap down to make #maplesyrup, makes walking through snow ass deep to a giraffe worth the effort. @tapmytrees ... #Thankful this is the last bag to collect for tomorrow’s boil... unfortunately it was after two #Noreaster’s totaling 40+ inches. But time spent with family and friends boiling #sap down to make #maplesyrup, makes walking through snow ass deep to a giraffe worth the effort. @tapmytrees products make it easier to carry back to the dump spot... so here’s a shout out to them. #NHLife #LifeInThe603 #sugaring #sugarin #NHMapleSyrup @rougemaisonfou
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For a really long time, I was terrified to tell people that I love them. 😬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was closed ...
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For a really long time, I was terrified to tell people that I love them. 😬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was closed off from expressing every ounce of joy, marvel or amazement a person brought to my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Because saying "I love you", is a big deal isn't it? Telling a friend you love them, telling a ... For a really long time, I was terrified to tell people that I love them. 😬
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I was closed off from expressing every ounce of joy, marvel or amazement a person brought to my life.
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Because saying "I love you", is a big deal isn't it? Telling a friend you love them, telling a person their presence in your life lights you up? Eeeeek! Scary!
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We're taught that expressing these things is a huge deal, and that with it comes judgement or expectations 🤔
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Our friends, our family, our spouses and anyone we encounter that brings joy to our lives....they need to hear these things now!
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I think what was missing from my understanding, was the idea that some people I love, are going to leave, and some people aren't going to love me in return. And that is okay.
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I repeat, that is okay.
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If fear is what is holding you back from sharing how you feel, from making someone else feel good, I invite you explore that fear.
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People are going to come in and out of your life, friendships and relationships will end, change and evolve. Please dont let that stop you from telling people that they bring light into your life. Even if they carry on in their journeys without you.
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Let's spread a little love today 💜
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Send a text, make a call, write a note or even tag someone in the comments below xo.
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I'm not perfect by far but I'm working on myself and I dont mean just body wise. This year alone I've ...
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I'm not perfect by far but I'm working on myself and I dont mean just body wise. This year alone I've lost 35 lbs but I mean on myself personally. We all carry baggage but sometimes what we have is unnecessary. It burdens us and those around us especially those we love. I've had to start letting ... I'm not perfect by far but I'm working on myself and I dont mean just body wise. This year alone I've lost 35 lbs but I mean on myself personally. We all carry baggage but sometimes what we have is unnecessary. It burdens us and those around us especially those we love. I've had to start letting go of some things but it's for my best and my family. We all have to change but try to change for the best dont go down but up. I know this new year will be great, I'm expecting great things for myself and my family. And to truly reach a place where I'm happy with everything in my life but mostly with myself. I hope everyone has a great new year (still two weeks away, lol) and that you make the most of it, dont waste it. Do something new... travel, fall in love, make new friends, lose that weight, give up those crutches that are holding you back and just go for it. Our time in this earth is short dont waste it! Run for it! Love ya'll from my beautiful state of Texas from my heart, ya'll be blessed!❤😊
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Flew back home today after an absolutely amazing 11 days. From the mission trip (building 2 houses ...
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Flew back home today after an absolutely amazing 11 days. From the mission trip (building 2 houses in 3 days, speaking some Spanish, worshipping every night with my faith group), to seeing my family and friends in Cali, to visiting the Grimmies... everything worked so smoothly and I’m thankful ... Flew back home today after an absolutely amazing 11 days. From the mission trip (building 2 houses in 3 days, speaking some Spanish, worshipping every night with my faith group), to seeing my family and friends in Cali, to visiting the Grimmies... everything worked so smoothly and I’m thankful for these experiences and new memories I get to carry with me. OK Look at this sky cotton candy tho ☁️ Even tho it was bittersweet leaving and emotional (7 years ago I met Christina irl), looking out the window reminded me that God is Good. He always will be. Through everything He is with me. And you. His Love is relentless and ever-present. 🙌🏻 just wanted to share parts of my stories with you all. Waaahhh. 💙
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Let it be known. •9/4/2017• Knowing the bunch of friends that'll have your back in this Journey, ...
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Let it be known. •9/4/2017• Knowing the bunch of friends that'll have your back in this Journey, leaders who would support and empower, family who love to joke with alongside me, it's an encouragement to carry on serving in this place! Thank you @pastor.how & @pastor.lia for showing ... Let it be known. •9/4/2017•

Knowing the bunch of friends that'll have your back in this Journey, leaders who would support and empower, family who love to joke with alongside me, it's an encouragement to carry on serving in this place!

Thank you @pastor.how & @pastor.lia for showing us how in @hogc, serving others is a service onto God. “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” - ‭‭I Peter‬ ‭4:10‬
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BUILDING WITH MY BROTHER'S 12.7.18 @williamcoopermusic & THE AUTHOR OF AMERICAN GANGSTER MARK ...
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BUILDING WITH MY BROTHER'S 12.7.18 @williamcoopermusic & THE AUTHOR OF AMERICAN GANGSTER MARK JACOBSON @palehorseriderbook VIDEO RELEASE " WILLIAM COOPER F. AUTUMN TURNER PALE HORSE RIDER" ON YOUTUBE & "W.C. THE RISE OF CONSPIRACY & THE FALL OF TRUST IN AMERICA" BOOK ITS ALL ABOUT THE ... BUILDING WITH MY BROTHER'S 12.7.18 @williamcoopermusic & THE AUTHOR OF AMERICAN GANGSTER MARK JACOBSON @palehorseriderbook VIDEO RELEASE " WILLIAM COOPER F. AUTUMN TURNER PALE HORSE RIDER" ON YOUTUBE & "W.C. THE RISE OF CONSPIRACY & THE FALL OF TRUST IN AMERICA" BOOK ITS ALL ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN I'M THANKFUL TO BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN ME NEW MUSIC COMING SOON GEMSTARR REGIME "You gotta live your LIFE cause every breathes a BLESSING Aye Yo satellites record raw footage of MY every MOVEMENTS and MY footsteps lead to holy BLUEPRINTS and yeah MY fingerprints graze the HOLY GRAIL you know my microphones MY ice pick to send THEM to HELL police reading ME MY rights that's silent wintry SPELLS and YOU don't really know who's FAMILY until YOU need them for BAIL they say IRON sharpens IRON MAN sharpens MAN its a life long battle to keep the globe in HOLY HANDS moving through the universe with the aura of SUN TZU took a page of the TORAH still digging for the TRUTH there's no limit to what the POWER OF THE MIND can DO I hold that second amendment by MY waistline DUKE frail citizens swallowed by political SNAKES way before they got a chance to fix they old PLATE I put MY best foot forward leave the rest to FAITH reciting verses from the BIBLE unloading MY AK - The secrets to the TOMB is when I drop a CLUE how ILLUMINATI got YOUR LIFE in a head lock DUKE big BROTHER taking snapshots from satellites to project ROOFTOPS it's WILL COOP plotting in the peanut butter lex COUP DROP AK's and oo ops WE shooting back at the COP'S from birth to cemetery PLOTS that go 6 feet deep 6 carry a coffin 6 foot long make ME think that's the mark of the BEAST hell on earth's burning MY FEET never turn the other CHEEK to CROOKED POLICE who want a slice of that bread every WEEK so drug can move all WEEK man that's so WEAK police flashing badges don't let them blind your VISION SATAN got MY LOVED ones losing fights to coke ADDICTIONS best FRIENDS turn SNAKES TOOK the BAIT and got HOOKED show up for dinner in HELLS KITCHEN and get COOKED #independent #hiphop #entrepreneur #believe #achieve #succeed #create #innovate #participate #congratulate
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Thankful isn’t a strong enough fucking word. Meet Tallulah James, our little Lu bug, our baby girl. Two weeks ago today at 10:04 am this perfect little nugget came into the world, tiny and mighty. She’s healthy, beautiful and furry just like me. I’ve never felt this kind of love in my life ... Thankful isn’t a strong enough fucking word.

Meet Tallulah James, our little Lu bug, our baby girl. Two weeks ago today at 10:04 am this perfect little nugget came into the world, tiny and mighty. She’s healthy, beautiful and furry just like me. I’ve never felt this kind of love in my life and its truly the most amazing fucking thing ever. Might as well just start calling me @mushylittlefuck now because I’ve turned into a big ole pile of mush because of this little lady. Although we are spending Thanksgiving at the hospital this year, I’m more thankful and full of love than I’ve ever been in my life. So thankful for all the amazing doctors, nurses and staff here that brought little Lu into this world safely, kept Morgan safe during her delivery, surgery and recovery, and so fucking thankful for our friends and family who have helped us out during this pregnancy. I cannot and will never be able to put into words how amazing, resilient and strong @morganbrechler is. She has gone to fucking hell and back to give us this baby girl and make my dreams come true. Raising this little beauty with her will be my greatest joy and my greatest adventure ever. And I’m so incredibly proud for Tallulah James to carry the name of the one and only James D. Wagner, my greatest friend, who left this world way too fucking early. She’ll be raised hearing endless stories of you, your ridiculous humor and your amazing heart.
See, I’m just a rambling fucking mush now full of love. What the fuck. Happy Thanksgiving jabronis.
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Had one of the most amazing (loooonnngggg) weekend in 2018! While there are so many things to be thankful ...
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Had one of the most amazing (loooonnngggg) weekend in 2018! While there are so many things to be thankful for, this is probably the top in the list. So glad to see #TheHomeProject in a physical form after many months of delays (hahaha thanks @timnexusphotography)! What a privilege to give ... Had one of the most amazing (loooonnngggg) weekend in 2018! While there are so many things to be thankful for, this is probably the top in the list. So glad to see #TheHomeProject in a physical form after many months of delays (hahaha thanks @timnexusphotography)! What a privilege to give back to the community and truly believe that one of the fundamental needs of humanity is connection, and how simple it can be. Visiting this lovely refugee family before leaving Australia was the best decision ever, instead of ticking off my bucket list of conquering Girraween National Park. ✌️ And I’m thankful for the friends who did this with me! Trust the things that God has laid in your heart. Trust the process and outcome as you carry it out in obedience and faith. #tonzadventures2018
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This summarises 90% of my undergraduate life. To my dearest NUS lifesavers, I have sacrificed ...
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This summarises 90% of my undergraduate life. To my dearest NUS lifesavers, I have sacrificed my meals, grades, sleep, friends and even family to spend time with you guys. Yet, despite all of these, I have never regretted any of it. Every second spent with you guys was MAGICAL. To the boys ... This summarises 90% of my undergraduate life.
To my dearest NUS lifesavers, I have sacrificed my meals, grades, sleep, friends and even family to spend time with you guys. Yet, despite all of these, I have never regretted any of it. Every second spent with you guys was MAGICAL.
To the boys team who brought me 3/3 relay medals, I hope you all realise (by now) that no one in this team is a mere substitution. Everyone was brought into this team for a reason and our relay medals are proof of that.
To the girls team who stayed strong and struggled to match up with the guys. I'll be blunt, you didn't do it well this time. But don't look back. You girls are almost there. Give up everything you can and focus on the next two months. I assure you that, if you do that, the girls team WILL once again carry our guys team.

15th July 2018 marks the end of my captain term with @dumbdumbtumtum . God knows how many times she and I have died and respawned. I know I have not been very expressive throughout our captain term but I am really really grateful for you (Tammy). Most of the time, you will be busy. But when the need comes, you DROPPED EVERYTHING to fill up the hole I left during my stressed out periods. You deserve way more and I regret for not being able to give you just that.
To our new captains, @amandabaey and @onelazypig , I'm sorry that everything is in a mess now. The foam rugby ball probably weighs a million times heavier than it was when I took it over from The Great Marcus. Nevertheless, I believe both of you are our best bet in reviving NUS lifesaving to its glorious periods. I promise to be here by your sides until your term is over.
There are many things I still want to say to every individual in the team but that will probably take me years... Once again, thanks for making my captain year a fun and wild roller coaster ride. Tok is exhausted, Tok out.
#nuslifesaving #ulcfamily
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The blessing of my works is that these words and melodies carry me from gathering to gathering from alignment to alignment...and I get to share special times with my family who reside throughout this world. In Canada I got to see my maternal family. Baby Cousin, Likkle Cousins, Big Cousin ... The blessing of my works is that these words and melodies carry me from gathering to gathering from alignment to alignment...and I get to share special times with my family who reside throughout this world. In Canada I got to see my maternal family. Baby Cousin, Likkle Cousins, Big Cousin and Grand Cousin...My Grand Mother's sister's line (although quite a few were back in Jamaica on summer vacation!!). I am blessed with many children. I got to go and see my mini me. Don't mess around, my baby cousin has seen me gig in the US, the UK and now at home in Canada...she is living her best life...always...and Forever!!! Pure Love to @ilivesoulfest and my new good friends @therecipeeband. I will post more about the show a little later!
#Canada #Toronto #Family #MiniMe #Forever #Works #CreatingHowTheCreatorIntendsMeToCreate
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I probably held a man as he died yesterday. Yesterday i was processing all of it but today i feel, significantly ...
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I probably held a man as he died yesterday. Yesterday i was processing all of it but today i feel, significantly at peace with the idea that our bodies Will expire one day. I had finally booked my chiropractic consultation after 4 years of chronic pain. I had started to think my anger was an undiagnosed ... I probably held a man as he died yesterday. Yesterday i was processing all of it but today i feel, significantly at peace with the idea that our bodies Will expire one day. I had finally booked my chiropractic consultation after 4 years of chronic pain. I had started to think my anger was an undiagnosed mood disorder- no girl. You’re just in pain and it’s projecting. I moved my whole schedule around to use this Groupon i impulsively bought. I didn’t curse realizing this appointment was an hour
From my house. I was more so focused on the joy that will come Back to me when my pelvis slides back into place. And after the consult and my alignment, i walked out of that office the most
Peaceful I’d been in a while. Note i said peaceful and not ‘painless’. As i crossed the road to carry about my day, a van approaching me comes to a stop in the middle of the interaction. The driver , a white male in his late 30’s head planted on the steering wheel, traffic building up. There was no time to think about what i would do, but i approached his window. Laid my hands on his brow and sat him back up so he wouldn’t swallow his tongue. I don’t know if it was a stroke, the heat or divine intervention but that man stopped breathing in my arms and i have never not panicked so hard in. My. Life. I can hear the ambulance behind us. And the passenger this guy was with, we spoke only four words but I’ll forget them. He asked me “is he breathing?” With panic in his eyes, and with all the power of God in me, i strongly replied No, and zoned back into my prayer zone.
He was taken away by qualified EMT’s who i am sure, we’re able to perform a miracle for his friends and family. I went off to get coffee, meet with a client and head off to target before running into the arms of my son. But i thanked god along the way. I thanked god, for giving me the strength to do something for myself this week, as it gave me the endurance to lend myself in a strangers time of need.
In that space of emergency i didn’t see color. I didn’t see class. I didn’t even ask his name. I accepted that everything happens for a reason, i accept that it wasn’t anyone’s “job” to step in, it was a right...(tbc)
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There's a place where we don't have to feel unknown And every time that you call out You're a little ...
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There's a place where we don't have to feel unknown And every time that you call out You're a little less alone . . . So let the sun come streaming in 'Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again If you only look around You will be found You will be found . . . Out of the shadows The morning ... There's a place where we don't have to feel unknown
And every time that you call out
You're a little less alone
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So let the sun come streaming in
'Cause you'll reach up and you'll rise again
If you only look around
You will be found
You will be found
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Out of the shadows
The morning is breaking
And all is new, all is new
It's filling up the empty
And suddenly I see that
All is new, all is new
You are not alone
You are not alone
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Even when the dark comes crashin' through
You will be found
When you need someone to carry you
You will be found
You will be found
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Thankful for the last homecoming trip to home away from home and received so many love from family and friends from across the oceans despite all of the distance and differences, I am forever grateful to be found with these beautiful souls
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All recharged and ready to fight back in life!
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#youwillbefound #dearevanhansen #broadway #musical #sentimentalsunday #love #friends #family #youarenotalone #acrosstheocean #homeawayfromhome #homecoming #usa #dc #washingtondc #newyork #nyc #newjersey #maryland #virginia #california #sunrise #fiftyshadesofsunrise #goldenhour #stop #grateful #dog #pet #home #snapseed 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Today is World Mental Health Day and I’m here to say that I struggle with mental health issues on a ...
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Today is World Mental Health Day and I’m here to say that I struggle with mental health issues on a DAILY basis. I take medication to help me navigate the terrifying world of postpartum depression. I try to act like I don’t struggle everyday with some symptom of postpartum depression, but the ... Today is World Mental Health Day and I’m here to say that I struggle with mental health issues on a DAILY basis. I take medication to help me navigate the terrifying world of postpartum depression. I try to act like I don’t struggle everyday with some symptom of postpartum depression, but the reality is I do. This last week has been very stressful for me and my family. Between health issues, work, travel obligations, and being a parent I have found myself at the end of my ability to cope. My symptoms have been skyrocketing again. The fear and anxiety creeping back into my thoughts despite my medication. I look at Fin some days and thinks “I can’t do this. You deserve so much more of a mom.” And then I hit a low point and finally reach out to my friends and am reminded that it’s time to link arms, to let them take my weary weight and haul me up this mountain in front of me so when we get to the top I can look at them and sincerely say “wow, thank you” Mental illness doesn’t look like what you see in the media or on social media platforms. Perfectly “normal and happy” people can be silently suffering. Please, remember to reach out to your loved ones, and be kind to strangers. Take photos with the things you love to look back on when your days get dark. And like my best friend @kaylinleigh11 told me two days ago, link arms with your friends and partners and your people and let them help carry the load. It’s time to reduce the stigma around mental health and illness. I will continue to remind myself that every day that I get through a hard day is one more day that I should be proud of.
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 #Repost @hajartausarpiahgoh • • • F O U R Today marks Hamlet's fourth year with us and also her ...
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#Repost @hajartausarpiahgoh • • • F O U R Today marks Hamlet's fourth year with us and also her Ninth birthday (minimum)!🍾🍾🍾🍾 So, here is her annual report card 1. She is still not housebroken. She refused to. You can give her a pee pad,towel,artificial grass. She sleeps on it and will ... #Repost @hajartausarpiahgoh
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Today marks Hamlet's fourth year with us and also her Ninth birthday (minimum)!🍾🍾🍾🍾 So, here is her annual report card
1. She is still not housebroken. She refused to. You can give her a pee pad,towel,artificial grass. She sleeps on it and will do her business right outside it.

2. She still thinks the vet is a playground and enjoys annoying other sick friends there.

3. She still thinks playing means getting into other doggo's faces which annoys them so much.
4. She is increasingly vocal in expressing her thoughts and displeasures.
5. She is getting lazier each day. If you wake her up before sun rises,good luck. You have to carry her.

6. She is still overweight.
7.She has learn to take food from the kitchen when left alone (take. Not steal)

8.She has learn to keep her medicines/supplements in the back of mouth and spit it out once we are out of her sight

9.Going back to point one, pooping means going to different patches of grass to poop. There is no such thing as finishing your business first before moving.
10. She shows extreme displeasure after showering by urinating all over the house so all carpets/rugs and her bed have to be set aside before showering.

This report card is non exhaustive but above all, she has so much love to give. And as exhausting and annoying having her around, we can not imagine a day without her and her antics.
We love you Hamlet. (I know you do)
Blessed fourth year. We are blessed to have you in our family. ❤
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Summer vacations = Visiting family and friends and giving them bear hugs! I love carrying loads ...
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Summer vacations = Visiting family and friends and giving them bear hugs! I love carrying loads of edible gifts for everyone. Some store bought like dates, zaatar, sumac, dried limes, dried edible flowers, saffron, etc and some homemade. Cookies, fudge sauces, brittles, spice blends, ... Summer vacations = Visiting family and friends and giving them bear hugs! I love carrying loads of edible gifts for everyone. Some store bought like dates, zaatar, sumac, dried limes, dried edible flowers, saffron, etc and some homemade. Cookies, fudge sauces, brittles, spice blends, flavored sugars and salts are some of my favorites to make and carry back home. What are your favourite homemade edibles gifts? #ediblegifts #flavouredsalts #foodgiftlove #homemadeediblegifts #diygifts
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 #Repost @bethelmusic ・・・ Update from @jeremymriddle — Hey Family! As many of you are aware, the ...
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#Repost @bethelmusic ・・・ Update from @jeremymriddle — Hey Family! As many of you are aware, the Riddle family went through a big transition in June of this year when we moved back down to Southern CA. Leaving Redding and Bethel was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. We cannot put ... #Repost @bethelmusic
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Update from @jeremymriddle — Hey Family! As many of you are aware, the Riddle family went through a big transition in June of this year when we moved back down to Southern CA. Leaving Redding and Bethel was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. We cannot put into words what this church community has meant to us and the incredible home its been for almost 10 years. Our season there saved our lives, healed us up, gave us hope again, permission to dream, reminded us why we’re alive, and revived the purpose and fire we were meant to carry into the future. I shudder to think of where we would be without the love and leadership of Bill and Beni Johnson, Kris and Kathy Vallotton, Danny and Sheri Silk, Eric and Candace Johnson, and Brian and Jenn Johnson. And even though we’ve transitioned out of Bethel, they are a forever family and home to us Riddle’s. We NEVER thought we would leave Redding, but it seems the Lord had other plans. :) We started receiving words about a transition back to Southern CA as early as 2013, and it scared us so much we quickly buried those words and tried to forget them. Ha! But again, God has a way of softening a heart and here we are, back down in Southern CA. Many have asked what we’re doing here and where we’re ministering. We feel God moving so powerfully in this region and in the nations and we’re prayerfully navigating the part He wants us to play in it all. Our dear friends Alan and Kathryn Scott recently took over the @vineyardanaheim (our previous church of 15 years) and even though we’re not on staff or serving there in any official capacity, we’ve loved reconnecting with them and what God is doing in that church! To sum it all up, I recently had a conversation with a friend and he made a remark that has stuck with me. He said “Things are accelerating in the earth, God is going to use somebody, and I REALLY want Him to use me.” Couldn’t have said it better. :) If you want to follow our journey, follow online! Blessings! Let heaven come!
#bethelmusic
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Update from @jeremymriddle — Hey Family! As many of you are aware, the Riddle family went through ...
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Update from @jeremymriddle — Hey Family! As many of you are aware, the Riddle family went through a big transition in June of this year when we moved back down to Southern CA. Leaving Redding and Bethel was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. We cannot put into words what this church ... Update from @jeremymriddle — Hey Family! As many of you are aware, the Riddle family went through a big transition in June of this year when we moved back down to Southern CA. Leaving Redding and Bethel was one of the hardest things we’ve ever had to do. We cannot put into words what this church community has meant to us and the incredible home its been for almost 10 years. Our season there saved our lives, healed us up, gave us hope again, permission to dream, reminded us why we’re alive, and revived the purpose and fire we were meant to carry into the future. I shudder to think of where we would be without the love and leadership of Bill and Beni Johnson, Kris and Kathy Vallotton, Danny and Sheri Silk, Eric and Candace Johnson, and Brian and Jenn Johnson. And even though we’ve transitioned out of Bethel, they are a forever family and home to us Riddle’s. We NEVER thought we would leave Redding, but it seems the Lord had other plans. :) We started receiving words about a transition back to Southern CA as early as 2013, and it scared us so much we quickly buried those words and tried to forget them. Ha! But again, God has a way of softening a heart and here we are, back down in Southern CA. Many have asked what we’re doing here and where we’re ministering. We feel God moving so powerfully in this region and in the nations and we’re prayerfully navigating the part He wants us to play in it all. Our dear friends Alan and Kathryn Scott recently took over the Anaheim Vineyard (our previous church of 15 years) and even though we’re not on staff or serving there in any official capacity, we’ve loved reconnecting with them and what God is doing in that church! To sum it all up, I recently had a conversation with a friend and he made a remark that has stuck with me. He said “Things are accelerating in the earth, God is going to use somebody, and I REALLY want Him to use me.” Couldn’t have said it better. :) If you want to follow our journey, follow online! Blessings! Let heaven come!
#bethelmusic
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Today is World Refugee Day and there are now 68.5 million people driven from their homes across the ...
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Today is World Refugee Day and there are now 68.5 million people driven from their homes across the world. Yassin from Aleppo is one of them. I met him on an MSF rescue ship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea last year. This is his story, please read if you have a minute. . "I’m a Syrian Kurd ... Today is World Refugee Day and there are now 68.5 million people driven from their homes across the world. Yassin from Aleppo is one of them. I met him on an MSF rescue ship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea last year. This is his story, please read if you have a minute. .
"I’m a Syrian Kurd from Aleppo, where I lived with my family until the war arrived on our street. All of the buildings and everything else around was destroyed by bombs. We decided to leave and headed for Turkey. I tried to find work, but the language barrier made life difficult and I couldn’t find a job. That’s when I decided to go to Libya.

I tried to make a living in Benghazi, in Ajdabiya, and finally in Tripoli, but four times I was kidnapped – by men who stopped me at roadblocks or chased me down in cars. They blindfolded me, took all of my money and used my phone to call my family, threatening to kill me if they didn’t send money. I was taken to dark rooms and kept in there for days at a time.
By the end I saw no point in living like this. My friends and I found a smuggler and paid him to take us to Europe. One night, at three in the morning, they put us in a wooden boat and told us to go. I felt scared, I told the man in charge of the boat that I wanted to go back, but he said it was too late. We were in the middle of the sea, I could see death in front of my eyes, until we were rescued by the MSF ship six hours later.

In Europe I will try to make a living doing the decorative craft that I know. I hope to reach Germany or Belgium because some Syrian Kurds I know are there. I will learn the language. If Syria becomes again what it used to be, I may think of going back, but until then I will not. My biggest dream is to see my family again. There are 13 of us – seven brothers and six sisters – but we are all in different parts of the world now. I haven’t seen them in five years – can you believe it? My mother and my sisters mean the world to me, but there is nothing I can do to be reunited with them. If I went back to Syria, I would have to carry weapons, kill people and be killed. That is not what I want."
#worldrefugeeday @doctorswithoutborders #refugees #syria
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After a early morning of yoga and mediating, had to take a quick walk to the waters edge to reflect & take it all in. I was recently told I'm 43 years old and the way I carry myself is tasteless at my age. The club going guy "Dougie" 6Five " is a BIG part as to why I'm in my feelings and always playing & ... After a early morning of yoga and mediating, had to take a quick walk to the waters edge to reflect & take it all in. I was recently told I'm 43 years old and the way I carry myself is tasteless at my age. The club going guy "Dougie" 6Five " is a BIG part as to why I'm in my feelings and always playing & wanting to be boo'd up but single. How it's time I change the way I carry myself. Welp we all have 1 life to live and ima live my life the best way 4 me. U see 6Five, Dougie who u may see out in the public eye and quick to judge is not that guy that those whom I ❤ and respect and feel the same way about me see and get. U see I have learned not to live for people and the judgement they my pass on me. Those are the folks that will still say you doing wrong, even if your doing right. So I choose to live for me, my family & the smaller circle of friends that I created ❤ and respect. I value there opinions cause it's real, and thank God for them. Doing things like what u see in the pic above when I'm not being Club Dougie or 6Five as u say allows me to be who I am for them, and them ONLY. If you don't get that ME that only means 1 thing, u don't fall in the family, small circle of friends category. To say I won't find my QUEEN til I learn to ❤ me I guess I will just say u have a right to your opinion. FYI this KING is ready for his QUEEN 😉, & she can see that, my future QUEEN can see my change cause whats meant to be will be, and she will see. If she can't, that obviously means U/HER/WHOEVER was NOT the QUEEN to be. TIMING IS EVERYTHING, NOTHING HAPPENS B4 OR AFTER IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE. Even if it took 43 years for me. So stop judging me cause I ❤ me some me, and have always loved myself and that is why I can ❤ back. So I can ❤, I just choose who I wanna ❤. #Godsplan
#stillinmyfeelings #onlygodcanjudgeme #6fiveent #clubguy #yoga #meditating
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<big bullshit post> wrapping up the silly season brings the inevitable cliche reflection post.. ...
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wrapping up the silly season brings the inevitable cliche reflection post.. can’t say i’ve ever been a big believer in ‘new year new me’ because.. all that changes is a calendar date, so get over it. this time however, i’m thrilled to have an excuse to say a big F OFF to 2018 ... <big bullshit post> wrapping up the silly season brings the inevitable cliche reflection post.. can’t say i’ve ever been a big believer in ‘new year new me’ because.. all that changes is a calendar date, so get over it. this time however, i’m thrilled to have an excuse to say a big F OFF to 2018 and all of the crap that was brought with it this year. i think it’s important for us to all recognise that instagram, facebook & all its friends only show the glitz & glam of life and not necessarily reality. the year ahead i am going to be making the biggest god damn effort towards self care & health. not just physical but mental. last year saw me burnt out, exhausted, slaving away tirelessly to my business & losing my sense of self. a ridiculous amount of convenience food was eaten, not enough sleep was had, zilch exercise.. but passion & inspiration kept me going but only to crash & burn real bad. lil biz owners and ‘entrepreneurs’ all know the feeling, and justify it as ‘work ethic’ but, it’s a one way road to hell & if you haven’t got your health albeit physical or mental, you have nothing. no amount of bullshit calligraphy motivation quotes are gunna carry you through. to everyone who stood by me, supported me big or small, or even took me aside and told me to get it together, it never went unnoticed. so thank you. big thank yous. the next year ahead for @piperandross & @piperandrossinteriors will be a dramatic transformation - & all the better for it! ill have my family & life balance back which is always the main priority. we will still be working so closely together, but less hours per week! - relief! it’s a fantastic feeling to be able to make this pivot/change from a retail business to strictly interiors & look back on that chapter & feel nothing but a big sense of accomplishment & have the warm & fuzzies. i’ve met incredible people, secured & worked with incredible brands, been welcomed into homes, clients have turned into friends, i couldn’t have been more blessed. i am looking forward to the big next steps, & sharing it all. cheers 🥂
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This year I've seen so much more about #foodfreedom and eating what you want, particularly around ...
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This year I've seen so much more about #foodfreedom and eating what you want, particularly around the holidays. # Which is great! We should be able to enjoy food that isn't a celery stick dipped in bone broth. I definitely had my fair share of indulgence yesterday (I lie, it's been all of December) ... This year I've seen so much more about #foodfreedom and eating what you want, particularly around the holidays.
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Which is great! We should be able to enjoy food that isn't a celery stick dipped in bone broth. I definitely had my fair share of indulgence yesterday (I lie, it's been all of December) and while it's been great and I've had fun with friends and family it's not what makes me feel my best in the long run. I'm feeling lazy, unmotivated and have put on a few pounds more than I feel comfortable with.
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So now it's time for me to go back to my healthy normal. That means I'm going back to a healthy balance between enjoying my food and eating so I feel well. Because while gorging on egg nog and wine might be WORTH IT during the holidays it's not worth it on a random Wednesday.
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Same for my kids, I let them enjoy what they want but sugar crazed kids 24/7 isn't in their best interest. Or mine!
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I'm not expecting a magical lifelong change to happen in January. I don't have any intention of losing X amount of pounds or spending X amount of hours in the gym. I'm not going to wake up in February as a new person. I plan to get back on track to my healthy normal of eating what feels GOOD (actually good, not in-the-moment-this-chocolate-cake-is-so-good, good but my body feels WELL good) to me and to get back into a healthy routine of movement (yoga has been feeling great these days so I'm listening to my body on that). That's it. We don't need super plans to get back on track. Don't let the thought of a big, life changing January freak you out into inaction. Just time to get back to normal and perhaps add a couple of new habits into your days.
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If you’re planning on doing a Whole30, be prepared to gain knowledge you’ll carry with you always. You can’t unlearn the food lessons you learn on Whole30. It’s the start of your new understanding of food and your relationship to it, physically and mentally. While I won’t be doing a Whole30 this year I’ll have plenty of resources to help you on yours. 💛
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So back on track here. What about you? How have you approached your food choices over the holidays?
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Thank you @overheardla for this gem! 🤣
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PLEASE READ (Go fund me link in bio): Please keep me and my family in your prayers. It is with a heavy ...
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PLEASE READ (Go fund me link in bio): Please keep me and my family in your prayers. It is with a heavy heart, that I let my friends and friends who have been family know that my baby brother, Nick has passed away. Nick left for a quick weekend family trip to Lake Isabella on Saturday morning, July ... PLEASE READ (Go fund me link in bio): Please keep me and my family in your prayers. It is with a heavy heart, that I let my friends and friends who have been family know that my baby brother, Nick has passed away. Nick left for a quick weekend family trip to Lake Isabella on Saturday morning, July 7th and during a boating excursion, him and a couple of friends jumped out the boat to swim. The tide and wind began to carry him away as the boat stalled for over 5 minutes, failing to start as they tried to get close to him and then crashed into a barrier of rocks.The friends tried to get Nick, but had to let go as they started to go under too. Nick’s 5 and 2 year old were on board and witnessed this. My family immediately drove up after finding out he didn’t get back to the boat and we would stay for the 4 days standing outside the lake that it took divers to recover his body. We have video and photos leading up to his passing and though my heart aches like nothing I’ve ever felt in my life, to see him so excited and happy makes my spirit rejoice because that’s the most you want for who you love. Being around water and swimming was his biggest pleasure. Nick is with our dad now and I have a new reason to envy heaven because wherever Nick is, is a good time. I’ve been at his side for so long, staying far enough back to let him make his own decisions and mistakes and become a man, but close enough to see what’s coming and watch out for him. May he be that for me now 🙏🏾 (Go fund me link in bio)
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2018: Typically during this time of the year, I reflect back and think about how this past year has ...
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2018: Typically during this time of the year, I reflect back and think about how this past year has been. I feel like I would have a good year and then the next year turns out to be sort of shitty. 2017 was really awesome, it was full of excitement, spent a bunch of time with my friends, I was excited ... 2018: Typically during this time of the year, I reflect back and think about how this past year has been. I feel like I would have a good year and then the next year turns out to be sort of shitty. 2017 was really awesome, it was full of excitement, spent a bunch of time with my friends, I was excited about life and pretty happy for the most part. I wish I could say the same about 2018, but majority of this past year was a struggle. From not being where I wanted to be with my career, to getting my heart absolutely broken (but totally fine now lol), to hurting others because of my selfishness, to dealing with weird family issues, and facing the anxiety and depression I carry. I guess everything is relative, you need to have some bad in life to truly appreciate the good. 2018 was definitely not my year to shine but more so a year of growth. I’m so grateful for my friends who helped carry me through troubled times, I’m grateful for my family for the love and comfort they give me, and I’m grateful to have finally found something I love doing for work, something that I’m excited and proud about (I’ve been lacking that for the past 3 years of my life). Through all the hardships I’ve faced this year, I feel like I’ve grown to find myself. I know more of what I want to invest my time into and what to cut out. More than ever, Im going to try become the best version of myself this upcoming year. Being in your mid 20’s is a weird time, but I’m still alive and didn’t sprain any ankle badly this year lol. Happy to say the tail end of 2018 has been pretty awesome though 😌
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When you leave a beautiful place, you carry a piece of it with you wherever you... so hard to let’s ...
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When you leave a beautiful place, you carry a piece of it with you wherever you... so hard to let’s this place go, filled with so many good memories but only a few weeks left. Basing myself back in Sydney to be close to the @powerliving communities, family, friends. & teach more of Sydney roster ... When you leave a beautiful place, you carry a piece of it with you wherever you... so hard to let’s this place go, filled with so many good memories 🙏 but only a few weeks left. Basing myself back in Sydney to be close to the @powerliving communities, family, friends. & teach more of Sydney roster yay. Luckily i bought a Lennox property that I’ll turn into Duncan’s wonderland over the next few years, wait till u see it, it will be available groups & intimate retreats too, 2 acres of fun, right next to one of the best right hand point breaks in the world 🏄‍♂️ but for now, I honour this beautiful house, it’s ability to allow me to be creative and share good times with beautiful people. Holding on & gracefully letting go, the true art work of life ahhh 🙇🏼‍♂️🕺🏼🌴❤️ thank you beautiful home 🏠🙏❤️🌴
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My Uncle Dickie was such a sweetheart & helpful hand to all family & friends. He also the big kid that ...
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My Uncle Dickie was such a sweetheart & helpful hand to all family & friends. He also the big kid that would start a fight with me lol my mommy taught me at an early age move quickly cuz he old or aim for the balls He would invite anyone over to my Gaga’s for us to feed them even if that meant the entire ... My Uncle Dickie was such a sweetheart & helpful hand to all family & friends. He also the big kid that would start a fight with me lol my mommy taught me at an early age move quickly cuz he old or aim for the balls 😂😂 He would invite anyone over to my Gaga’s for us to feed them even if that meant the entire neighborhood lbs. The uncle with the Jesus shoes on at the grill & arguing over that special bbq sauce lol ... He use to babysit me & my lil brothers, which we use to love bcuz we knew that meant walking somewhere & prob going to the hood corner store for treats. The 1st of my Great Grandma’s 7kids, my Gaga’s brother, the man I felt would be around forever. My Uncle Richard Riding passed away yesterday. While helping my mom & aunts go through his personal things to find what we need to lay him to rest... tears were flowing already but laughing tears when I turned to his living room wall which had 2 calendars I featured in on the wall. My uncle is the guy that carried the magazines I featured in, in his back pockets. Uncle Dickie would walk around the whole city talking about look at my niece Cierra THE MODEL like Tyra Banks lol It was so cute & embarrassing lol I autographed some magazines because of him. Thank goodness for who he was I found laughter in discovering his sword cane, pocket knife he would always carry, & lil black book 😩😂 my Uncle was a ladies man for sure, the Riding Charm is in our blood💖 I cannot believe he’s gone, my uncle is gone...I guess talking about him is my comfort. Y’all should know about the best Uncle Ever!! RIP Uncle Dickie we love you sooooooo much!!!
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Big days for little peach in this neck of the woods;) Three years ago, out on our back deck over family ...
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Big days for little peach in this neck of the woods;) Three years ago, out on our back deck over family Christmas lunch we came up with the plan to start @merchantandmaker. That little plan has grown and evolved over these three years and along the way I've learnt so much and met so many! Quite ... Big days for little peach in this neck of the woods;)
Three years ago, out on our back deck over family Christmas lunch we came up with the plan to start @merchantandmaker. That little plan has grown and evolved over these three years and along the way I've learnt so much and met so many! Quite a journey of twists and turns to say the least...and here we are.
But it's last days for me in this little shop. The more than capable hands of a beautiful couple have taken the reigns and carry the same heart in which it was started..to create a community hub for locals and visitors alike in this little south-west town of ours. I met Steve and Anna for the very first time at our place, out on the same backyard deck just 3 days after they'd moved from Copenhagen. Which all just serves to say, never underestimate the power of a church BBQ lol, you never know who you're MEANT to meet!! Anyway, when I walk into the store and see the buzz going on through those doors, my heart is full, EVERY TIME. Because once upon a time I saw it empty, I saw it bare, no shelves, no lights, no people, no heart, just a picture in my mind of what it could become. And today I see it more like that, so I can't help but smile...and maybe even have a little cry. Because it's cost me much, but also given more than money can buy in some ways too. So thank you friends who've become family, and strangers who've become friends, we're done here in shop-land..and it's been all kinds of everything!
Onwards and upwards, but maybe just home for a little while too;) Peach x
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