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My boy Richie received a life sentence 7 years ago , 2 months ago I met his moms and naturally asked how he was .... she said Richie gone he killed himself 2 years ago ! 🤦‍♂️ I was shocked as he was the strongest and maddest guy I’ve known ! At one stage I was he’s right hand man and he always stayed strong ... My boy Richie received a life sentence 7 years ago , 2 months ago I met his moms and naturally asked how he was .... she said Richie gone he killed himself 2 years ago ! 🤦‍♂️ I was shocked as he was the strongest and maddest guy I’ve known ! At one stage I was he’s right hand man and he always stayed strong no matter what situation he was in .
He made me get into the gym and start lifting weights ! In prison he would do 3000 reps everyday !! Them times I couldn’t comprehend those numbers but now I get it 💪🏾 When he was out of jail he was the biggest guy I knew and the power and reactions people gave when he would walk into a room I wanted that ! Every older I looked up to before he was on road he robbed all of them lol even that car he’s in the pic he extorted a big fish for it 🤷🏽‍♂️ I remember the day he told me lil man ima show you how to control all these N****Z ! Ever since then I’ve been fearless 💥💥💥 damn man 🤦‍♂️🙏 we only get one life , live , love , speak your mind and don’t hold anything back ! #freeninja #fallencomrades #hackney #livinginhackneykills #change #cantstaythesame
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Yesterday I was reading through a pretty popular fitness magazine <span class="emoji emoji1f4da"></span> There was a section for influencers ...
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Yesterday I was reading through a pretty popular fitness magazine There was a section for influencers to define what success meant, how to do life RIGHT, how we should eat, how we should exercise, what we should be doing - the advice from these ladies painted a pretty little picture of the ... Yesterday I was reading through a pretty popular fitness magazine 📚 There was a section for influencers to define what success meant, how to do life RIGHT, how we should eat, how we should exercise, what we should be doing - the advice from these ladies painted a pretty little picture of the list for the perfect life.
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While there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting advice from high achievers like these, I found that I finished feeling pretty beat up about all the things I SHOULD be doing and really only found myself focussing on the holes in my life and aaaaaall things I WASN’T doing-but should be - in order to be “successful”
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Through my coaching at @themethodnow i have learnt that so many of us are far too hard on ourselves. If we slip up, break our diet, or miss a session- all of a sudden the week was a failure. At first it shocked me - one slip up, and the WEEK is a write off? Fresh week next week? Start on Monday?
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How many weeks of your life have you wasted because one thing went wrong? (Let’s not call them wasted - they’re learning)
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So I ask my clients - WHAT are you aiming for? Is it a 10/10 week? with 100% compliance? in everything in your life? What would a good week look like? The response is almost always a lovely idea, but extremely perfection orientated
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We need to get out of that headspace right now - because life is not perfect, and no matter who you are or how successful you are - life will never go perfectly and you will f*ck it up. SOME weeks do seem to go perfectly, and yay for those!! But it will never be the case for every week
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Who are you aiming to be? Is it someone on social media who seems to live a seamless life...? Because I can tell you right now we all have our junk
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I, for example, am a:
*nutrition coach who struggles with breaking my diet when close to my “goal weight” ..
*PT who battles with the idea of exercise on any given day
*loving girlfriend who sometimes yells at her partner and almost always the one apologising for being unreasonable 😂
*dog mama who doesn’t walk her dogs every day
*self proclaimed early bird who sleeps in
*business woman who often feels lazy & unmotivated
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Ok I am gonna let you in on a little sneak peak and a SECRET. <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> I had a dream of being fine art photographer ...
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Ok I am gonna let you in on a little sneak peak and a SECRET. I had a dream of being fine art photographer at one point and only taking the photos that I wanted to take. Then I wanted to be a commercial photographer but at photography school a teacher told me as a woman that was next to impossible ... Ok I am gonna let you in on a little sneak peak and a SECRET. ✨
I had a dream of being fine art photographer at one point and only taking the photos that I wanted to take. ✨
Then I wanted to be a commercial photographer but at photography school a teacher told me as a woman that was next to impossible and really due to my lack of creativity I should be a wedding photographer because that was easier. ✨
And I did and being a wedding photographer is not easy at all especially if you are not creative but don’t get me started. ✨
About 2 years ago this professor approached me at a party not remembering me and told me that all our mutual friends told her to talk to me about being a wedding photographer because she was struggling with the business side of photography so much...

I listened to her. Pretend to care and then told her I was actually in her class and reminded her what she said to me. She was so shocked she couldn’t speak so I kept going and told her she needed to let go of her limiting beliefs and her story. They were the only reason why she was not where she wanted to be. ✨
We tell ourself no we can’t so much to protect ourselves. It’s human survival but it also keeps us small.

I did this for years I told myself because I was a single mom I couldn’t take any chances. Had to take jobs I hated and price myself so I was always working because a little $$ was better then no $$. ✨
That my friend is called living in scarcity and keeps you small. So on my 35th birthday I decided I could not take one more day of shooting for other people. It was the day of the last wedding I did and one of the most freeing days of my life. It was very scary also don’t get me wrong. But now I get to take photos like this one for people like you who want some extra help jazzing up your Instagram profile!

We are going live soon so if you would like 15 FREE stock photos and 30 days of editorial content click on the link in profile!
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Even though our paths only crossed briefly and we had our fun chats on FB....your infectious character and sense of humour made me laugh so so much...not to mention your amazing natural talent and sunshiney aura that brought me so much joy. It’s moments like this when you realise how short ... Even though our paths only crossed briefly and we had our fun chats on FB....your infectious character and sense of humour made me laugh so so much...not to mention your amazing natural talent and sunshiney aura that brought me so much joy.
It’s moments like this when you realise how short life really can be and that there really is no point in dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. The only thing that really exists is NOW and cherish every moment you get because life is a blessing. LIVE WHILE YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE HERE!
@rudi_last I really am shocked and can’t believe you are no longer with us. Possibly a star too bright to shine with us and now a star shining on us forever and ever. My deepest condolences to your family and loved ones. I feel like I knew you longer than I did....because you just had that special ‘je ne sais quoi’! Sending all my love to you in heaven. Rest In Peace sweet soul! The angels are spoiling you I’m sure 💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏 Your friend from afar 💖 #Repost @tashalosan with @get_repost
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Transformations begin within<span class="emoji emoji1f4af"></span> • 2012 • Had unclear purpose for exercise & dieting • Lacked ...
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Transformations begin within • 2012 • Had unclear purpose for exercise & dieting • Lacked knowledge about eating: quality & quantity • Fostered negative body image issues that have built up for over a decade • Underestimated the effects of: sleep, stress, lifting weights, food ... Transformations begin within💯

2012
• Had unclear purpose for exercise & dieting
• Lacked knowledge about eating: quality & quantity
• Fostered negative body image issues that have built up for over a decade
• Underestimated the effects of: sleep, stress, lifting weights, food & drink that my body didn’t tolerate well/caused inflammation

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Regarding all of the above..
• Gained greater awareness
• Learned through coaching
• Practiced by building habits
• Developing healthier relationships with self and with food..
• Set clear goals with action plans (2013-2017 I still had trouble with blurry goals or lack of consistent action!)
• Free from *guilty* feelings with regards to food and exercise
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And now this is my life..! I live it, practice it, coach it... I embrace it. If you know me, I’m now often smiling ear to ear happy doing what I am given the opportunity to do every day. I’m still shocked that I do. I know life will throw curveballs and things will change as time goes on. However, I’m no longer chasing a non-existent state of perfection that I once wanted and put up on a pedestal for so long ... and for that I’m much closer to the best version of me. ✌🏽
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#transformationtuesday
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m a r c h • “do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ...
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m a r c h • “do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2. What if we refused to conform. What if we resolved to live and love in a way that is completely counter cultural...in a word, to live like Jesus. He didn’t just live life with a ho-hum ... m a r c h • “do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2. What if we refused to conform. What if we resolved to live and love in a way that is completely counter cultural...in a word, to live like Jesus. He didn’t just live life with a ho-hum attitude, doing his carpenter thing and not wanting to make a big deal or a big effort to show the world who he was. He lived in a crazy way that left most people staring in consternation. Shocked at his openness, his true. Honest. Open. Unashamed love. He didn’t conform. He was a Difference Maker. And that’s what I want to be. Who’s with me?
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Little Wynt. . That’s what we call her. . We always put her in the middle and up front to make sure ...
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Little Wynt. . That’s what we call her. . We always put her in the middle and up front to make sure we can see her because she is so tiny. She always fits — in the right spaces, with the right words, and an understanding look. She simply occupies a unique place in our family — a place that will now ... Little Wynt.
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That’s what we call her.
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We always put her in the middle and up front to make sure we can see her because she is so tiny. She always fits — in the right spaces, with the right words, and an understanding look. She simply occupies a unique place in our family — a place that will now be empty because she is no longer with us.
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We knew she was leaving so we said our goodbyes, gave our gifts, cried and hugged over and over again. We laughed about our drama over her departure because she wasn’t going to be that far. We were going to see her again soon. Things that needed to be said have been said over and over again. We knew she was leaving but we knew it wasn’t the end. It was just going to be different.
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Her departure took a different route than we expected. And now we comb over pictures, videos, and memories to remind ourselves of her place in our family.
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Wynter, your unique place in our family is yours and yours alone. Your place in my heart and history will forever be untouched. I’m so glad I said what I had to say and am grateful for spaces you’ve given me to be me, wisdom you shared from deep places, understanding you’ve offered without judgement, and your authentic infectious gratitude for Jesus and the life He’s given you to live.
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I’m glad I cried and hugged you over and over again — even as silly as it felt at the time. No words can describe the pain of losing someone you love so unexpectedly — someone who who has a one-of-a-kind place in your life.
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I didn’t know you were going to leave this way — all those who love you are shocked with sadness. But your place is still in the middle. You are in the middle of our thoughts. You are up front in our conversations and on our faces as our tears stream down. Your life is, and will always be, a perfect fit in the story of our family.
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And while it hurts beyond imagination, we know it’s not the end. We will see you again.
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Until then Little Wynt...
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Until the day I get to squeeze you, see you giggle and hear your voice…
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Until I meet you in your new home, I will treasure the truth that this is not the end @forgirlslikeyou…
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It’s just going to be different for a little while.
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My heart aches bc 7 years ago today I lost one of the most important ppl to ever enter my life, but I’m ...
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My heart aches bc 7 years ago today I lost one of the most important ppl to ever enter my life, but I’m so grateful that he was brought into it. It says a lot of a mans character to accept another mans child as his own and he did just that without any hesitation. Initially I didn’t understand the value ... My heart aches bc 7 years ago today I lost one of the most important ppl to ever enter my life, but I’m so grateful that he was brought into it. It says a lot of a mans character to accept another mans child as his own and he did just that without any hesitation. Initially I didn’t understand the value of that relationship, but he showed me how vital and influential a father figure can be. For whatever reason, I’m still shocked that I continue to learn from him even this long after his passing. “Seeds” he would call them. How lucky am I? He taught me SO much in just 9 years, but I think the greatest thing he taught me was to be fearless, to wake up each day and just do the best I can with what I have to work with, making thoughtful decisions so I could live without regret. Without that lesson I think many phases of my life would have been much more difficult.
I miss our long talks, his joking around, goofy faces, killer dad dance moves, reprimanding eye (scary), the phrase “again” comes to mind, but maybe most of all his big reassuring hugs. I miss my Sifu. I don’t want to think of the person I would be without him. Today I celebrate the time I was given with John M. Longaberger, my dad, my Sifu.

PS- @laurenmonster86 thanks for sharing. Love you!

#cancersucks #fighter #strength #missingyou #dad #sifu #grateful #hugs #love
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You can write everything down if you want to. Be brave enough to write every one of your goals down, ...
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You can write everything down if you want to. Be brave enough to write every one of your goals down, but I’m going to tell you something. Life is gonna hit you in your mouth and you gotta do me a huge favor, your why has to be greater than that knockdown. Buster Douglas got knocked out, nobody ever ... You can write everything down if you want to. Be brave enough to write every one of your goals down, but I’m going to tell you something. Life is gonna hit you in your mouth and you gotta do me a huge favor, your why has to be greater than that knockdown. Buster Douglas got knocked out, nobody ever got knocked out by Mike Tyson and got back up.
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It was almost a ten count, he was tumbling, it was 4,3,2,1……ding,ding...saved by the bell. He goes to his corner, the whole world goes – that’s it. Once he comes back out, that’s it, Mike is just gonna hammer him. And exactly that, Mike Tyson came out like – I got him. I got this kid up against the rope.
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Many of you right now – life has got you up against the rope. You can’t give up, you can’t give in. If it was easy everybody would do it. And if life has got you backed up, I need you to do what Buster Douglas did. Busted Douglas started fighting back!
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And the world was shocked – Goliath has been knocked down, “what happened?” And they went to Buster Douglas, and they asked Buster Douglas simply like – What happened?
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And Buster Douglas said:
– Listen to me. It’s real simple, before my mother died she told the whole world that I was gonna beat Mike Tyson and 2 days before the fight, my mother died.
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Buster Douglas had a decision to make, when his mother died, he could die with his mother or make the decision – I can wake up and I can live for mom. And he knocked out Mike Tyson, simply because his WHY was greater than that punch. His why was greater than defeat. His why was greater than his trials and tribulations. And I am telling you if you don’t know what your why is and your why isn’t strong, you are gonna get knocked out every single day!

#knowyourWHY #project365 #day8
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Go, Go, Go, Go, Go @kissbabby it’s my Birthday <span class="emoji emoji1f370"></span>. I thank the most high for the love that I witness each ...
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Go, Go, Go, Go, Go @kissbabby it’s my Birthday . I thank the most high for the love that I witness each and every day towards my life, because I try to be a better person every second I breathe, speak, and reach for something. This is just a reminder that shows the mercy of the most high on me. 2 days ... Go, Go, Go, Go, Go @kissbabby it’s my Birthday 🍰. I thank the most high for the love that I witness each and every day towards my life, because I try to be a better person every second I breathe, speak, and reach for something. This is just a reminder that shows the mercy of the most high on me.
2 days ago, I saw someone of my age get a bullet in his head, not from a long distance, it was captured on Facebook Live — I was shocked, horrified, but that dude still had a chance to make it to the emergency, and he is holding up to his life as I write this.

I thank God , I thank my Mom for my upbringing, and the values that she instilled in me, which defines my personality, character, and the person that you know.
Lastly, I thank all friends and family that nurtured me, and helped me turn out to a better version of myself.
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#happybirthday #mybirthday #african #afrobeat #kinshasa #muanamboka #congolese #anniversaire #rdc #artist #africanartist #africanmusicians
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When I discovered the hidden violence involved in dairy farming I was appalled. Not only was I shocked ...
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When I discovered the hidden violence involved in dairy farming I was appalled. Not only was I shocked that it was occurring, but I was shocked that it is so cunningly lied about in advertisements. The moment I made the connection I stopped and have never turned back. No I don’t miss cheese. ... When I discovered the hidden violence involved in dairy farming I was appalled. Not only was I shocked that it was occurring, but I was shocked that it is so cunningly lied about in advertisements. The moment I made the connection I stopped and have never turned back. No I don’t miss cheese. The truth is, there are so many plant based dairy alternatives that you can enjoy virtually anything you can imagine!! I have to admit living vegan would be a struggle for me if that were not the case, but I would still be vegan. Take time to explore alternatives. Little by little you can chance your life and live cruelty free. #govegan #dairyisscary #compassion #whatvegansdrink #plantbased #veganforanimals #veganforever #animallover #cuteanimals #cows #happycows
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Sometimes it’s a little awkward to introduce myself on Instagram. I just take it for granted that ...
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Sometimes it’s a little awkward to introduce myself on Instagram. I just take it for granted that people will read my BIO and know exactly who they are following and pictures they are liking. Not always the case. . So today’s our chance, yes you better share a little about yourself as well ... Sometimes it’s a little awkward to introduce myself on Instagram. I just take it for granted that people will read my BIO and know exactly who they are following and pictures they are liking. Not always the case.
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So today’s our chance, yes you better share a little about yourself as well with me, so we get to know each other better.
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Where do I start? 🤷🏽‍♀️hmmmm...
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I was born in Trinidad 🇹🇹 and lived there the first 16 years of my life.
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I have an accent, that’s what people tell me when I speak in my trini voice. To me that’s my normal voice and my American voice (if that makes sense) is my real accent.
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I love cooking, 👩🏾‍🍳 and been cooking since I was 5. The crazy thing is, I always tell my friends ‘ if you’re setting me up with someone and they ask for about me, let them know I dont cook.’😜
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I’m an introvert and most people are shocked when they find out because Im super comfortable on social media, sharing videos, going LIVE etc.. I look at it this way, having my fitness business online is my career..job.. and when it comes to work, no matter if you're an introvert or not, you show up and do the work. Then at the end of the day, you go home to your safe place.
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Me, I’m already in my safe place, because I do work from home, 💻 so doing what I do is the perfect fit! 💕 - I studied 👩🏾‍💻Sports Medicine in college and for over 10 years I worked as an Athletic Trainer where I covered ALL sports. T&K,🏃🏾‍♀️ Basketball, ⛹🏾‍♀️ Volleyball and Football where my fav sports events to work.Yes Im a girl that understands and loves ALL sports.
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I was blessed to work with some amazing athletics, some of which you see in the Olympics to this day competing in track and field and playing in the NBA.
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I seriously can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I wake up everyday blessed to do what I do. I’m not just a Personal Trainer and coach that helps people lose weight or stay fit. I empower women to feel confident, strong and amazing in their skin no matter their age. Im #over40andfabulous. And taking time for themselves isn't selfish, but crucial in preventing burnout making their day to day life less stressed.
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Now it’s your turn, I’d love to hear about you!😊👌🏾
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I joined a makeup company three years ago not thinking it would lead to much. I quit my job to stay home ...
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I joined a makeup company three years ago not thinking it would lead to much. I quit my job to stay home and we had to cut corners. One of those corners was finishing our farmhouse we moved into. The floors had purple, blue and green carpet. I desperately wanted to change them but it was more important ... I joined a makeup company three years ago not thinking it would lead to much. I quit my job to stay home and we had to cut corners. One of those corners was finishing our farmhouse we moved into. The floors had purple, blue and green carpet. I desperately wanted to change them but it was more important for me to stay home then to have better carpet. When I joined Younique I thought maybe I could buy a coffee without feeling guilty. The first month i joined I was able to re carpet our house. I think I shocked josh and I. We couldn’t have expected what was to come. 3 years later we are now building our dream home. Because of a business I was hoping to be able to buy coffee with.
I can’t believe this is my life. But here is the thing. I had to let go of what people thought, the judgment, the what if’s, the negative comments, the hate. I let that go and I watched our live become things I couldn’t have ever dreamed it could be. I’m watching my team do the same. Watching them transform their lives into something they couldn’t dream. I hope that you know I’m ready to help others do this. To give them freedom from bills, to build confidence in themselves, to help you build a life you couldn’t even imagine possible. This opportunity is for anyone. Our company announced car bonuses at all levels this week. Could you imagine what a car bonus could do for you? I’m here waiting to help you. I made a promise to myself when I joined and started to see my life change that I’m going to share this with anyone. Because I don’t know who needs this or who’s life this could completely change.
Click the link in my bio and click join if your ready. I’ll be here to help you every step of the way!
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Yesterday was a rather strange one.. I thought about Pip all day and cried a bit, but then I met Mim! ...
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Yesterday was a rather strange one.. I thought about Pip all day and cried a bit, but then I met Mim! Something about her seemed magical! She now lives with me I feel like Pip knew I was lonely. He's going to be watching over Mim, me, and Hyacinth, I just know it For now she and Hyacinth are separated ... Yesterday was a rather strange one.. I thought about Pip all day and cried a bit, but then I met Mim! Something about her seemed magical! She now lives with me 💜 I feel like Pip knew I was lonely. He's going to be watching over Mim, me, and Hyacinth, I just know it 👼🐰 For now she and Hyacinth are separated but I hope they become friends, if not, that's ok too and that's why why have their homes sectioned off with baby gates.. Bun life!... It was actually hard for me to decide that yes, Mim will live with us but Frank was really all for it which shocked me and made me realize it's a good thing to bring in another lil life to love!
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{Photo taken the day before Jossy & Enzo passed away} Yesterday was fucking hard. Today is fucking ...
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{Photo taken the day before Jossy & Enzo passed away} Yesterday was fucking hard. Today is fucking hard. I’ve experienced losing loved ones before, many times unfortunately, but every time I forget how painful it is. I’ve never had two loved ones die in one day so that’s new and I’m shocked. ... {Photo taken the day before Jossy & Enzo passed away}
Yesterday was fucking hard. Today is fucking hard.
I’ve experienced losing loved ones before, many times unfortunately, but every time I forget how painful it is.
I’ve never had two loved ones die in one day so that’s new and I’m shocked. I keep asking why, why this had to happen and why on the same day. I don’t get it. But maybe I’m not meant to understand it.
It’s scary and now I’m paranoid of losing everyone I love.
Both deaths were sudden and unexpected so that has me asking more questions.
I laid out my oracle cards last night and asked “why” then picked a card at random.
The card I drew was Freya: phases and cycles. The card reads “there is a beginning within every ending. Illusions are revealed and released”.
Wow. Just wow. More questions running through my mind.
As heart breaking as this is I’m so glad that both Jossy and Enzo got to live, love and be loved.
Jossy was a little fighter. She had such a rough start to life so the fact that she got a few months with lots of love and cuddles from us & Deb, her carer, is amazing.
I am so thankful we recused her & she got a chance at life.
Jossy brought us all so much joy and I’m so thankful for that.
I’ve had Enzo in my life for 2.5 years and he brought me so much joy too. I spoilt him and loved him everyday of his life.
They are with Bluey now, my family cat who passed away in January, with Jossy’s mum who we named Grace and my boys Eli & Dallas. I hope they’re having a great time together wherever they are 💕 I love you.
I’ve never really been someone who openly shares my grief but there is something comforting about letting it all out.
Wearing my LOVE ALL ANIMALS shirt from @menimabrand
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Just found out that one of my clients passed away and it shocked me! She had an amazing spirit and was ...
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Just found out that one of my clients passed away and it shocked me! She had an amazing spirit and was always so happy. Her passing made me think about my own life. I spend too much time living in unhappy moments, negative vibes, regrets, what ifs.... I want to enjoy my life to the fullest. I don't ... Just found out that one of my clients passed away and it shocked me! She had an amazing spirit and was always so happy. Her passing made me think about my own life. I spend too much time living in unhappy moments, negative vibes, regrets, what ifs.... I want to enjoy my life to the fullest. I don't want to die knowing that I lived an unhappy life. I plan to take risks, stay positive, do EVERYTHING that I ever wanted to do and have no regrets! Live YOUR life and STAY HAPPY because you never know when it's your time.
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I believe that we are all born with an open heart that feels compassion for other beings in pain.But ...
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I believe that we are all born with an open heart that feels compassion for other beings in pain.But we have been numbed and brainwashed by society for what we think is ‚normal' and we silently accept the standards of animal treatments. Many scientists and spiritual leader call the human race ... I believe that we are all born with an open heart that feels compassion for other beings in pain.But we have been numbed and brainwashed by society for what we think is ‚normal' and we silently accept the standards of animal treatments. Many scientists and spiritual leader call the human race the most cruel of all species.Who are we to be so ignorant thinking we can make other beings our slaves and use them for our advantage?! Our hearts are closed. Humans often disgust me.These animals you see here we have given the name pig. But first of all they are souls. Souls worthy living, souls worthy being treated respectful and loving.These pictures I took in Bali. In most of the developing countries you can openly see how animals are treated and most tourist react shocked about it. But this post is not about the cuelty of Bali, cause in Europe the same things happen just more hidden, the animal transports happen at night.These pigs are raised in this cage since there where babies, they get fed till they are grown into the cage and ready to get butchered. They get transported in the burning sun of 45 degrees, no water trapped in their own shit.Waiting for their destiny to get killed.A life in a cage, being pissed on, the butt rubbed bloody.No one who gives them love.In our mass farming animals get treated the same way, living in their own shit, get fed medication and antibiotics. And this is the meat we eat. A cadaver. A being that has experienced mainly pain and fear in its life.So it’s not surprising we live in a world governed by fear. As we eat fear we become fear. We are what we eat.So YOU can make a change by the simple choice of stopping to eat meat. Or at least to reduce and choose from a biological farmer where the animal had a fair and happy life.As I put my hand on the pig,I said sorry for humans unconsciousness, for humans cruelty and for their closed hearts.I pray that we will wake up.That we will start developing our hearts to awaken love and compassion for each other and each animal on this planet.We are souls on a journey together and we as humans have a responsibility to care for the animals.We create the world we want to live in. It’s YOUR CHOICE!
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Today I got asked by someone who was shocked to hear I am almost 30, if I get Botox... - - I have had ...
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Today I got asked by someone who was shocked to hear I am almost 30, if I get Botox... - - I have had Botox (not for ageing) - but in my jaw. To stop me grinding my teeth at night. You can usually tell teeth grinders because their jaw will be wider at the bottom due to the muscles being over worked and ... Today I got asked by someone who was shocked to hear I am almost 30, if I get Botox... -
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So on yesterday’s post I got a comment from some guy who said something like “please, as if you bought those sunnies, they were sent to you for promo” bla bla... And I can’t deny I got a little irritated. I did buy them. They were not sent to me & actually I just wanted to clear up that EVERYTHING on my Instagram, products or otherwise, are things that I already use & like or new products that I decided I liked & would actually recommend. I would never post about anything I didn’t even like or just post about it cos it got sent to me. I’ve never done that & I never will. I say no to things ALL THE TIME. Just kinda wanted to clear that up yo 😊 #justwantedyoutoknow
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Every morning when I wake up, I find myself fighting an insane battle. The fight to stay above the ...
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Every morning when I wake up, I find myself fighting an insane battle. The fight to stay above the waves is very much real & yet, day after day, I’m still shocked to be in ‘the boxing ring’ again, not quite sure how I got here in the first place. I think now that I’ve become more attuned to ‘the fight’, ... Every morning when I wake up, I find myself fighting an insane battle. The fight to stay above the waves is very much real & yet, day after day, I’m still shocked to be in ‘the boxing ring’ again, not quite sure how I got here in the first place.
I think now that I’ve become more attuned to ‘the fight’, I see that too many around me are also sadly in their own ring. I’m still baffled at how this grief this works, often looking inward at our makings trying to figure out how on earth we, humans with a (breakable) heart, body & soul are able to tolerate such intense pain that would send the heart’s Richter scale off the charts & flying into oblivion forever and ever.
It doesn’t seem (or feel) like we are able to endure & live with it, but I, together with millions of others around me & before me, are proof that we somehow do and can.
In some ways I’ve come to accept that human suffering is just as much a part of this world as life is. And because of that, our bodies must have been designed to ‘tolerate’ suffering, no matter how bad, bleak or devastating it can be.
While we sustain this cruel loss that seems more than is humanly possible to bear, by the ‘grace’ of G-d (I’m still confused why I choose to use the word grace when it sure as heck doesn’t feel like a grace) here we are. Millions of us. Existing.
And all at the same time, my body is adapting because we were created to ultimately sustain & ‘learn to live’ with it. It’s like playing a constant mind over matter game with myself on a moment to moment basis in order not to drown into a choking frenzy because it feels like I’m gasping for air.
And as both functionalities continue to keep doing their thing, I feel winded. From living, my body feels winded.
A dear friend sent me sent me the following prose last week, and instead of filing this in the ‘for me’ section, after reading it, I felt the courage to move it to the ‘for you’ section. Here it is, by @byMariAndrew
“When I was grieving I was at my most sensitive, my most empathetic, my most fertile to begin creating & connecting with people. I was depressed & lonely & didn’t feel productive, but what I was going through was powerful in its tenderness’.
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Hello new followers <span class="emoji emoji1f44b"></span> I’m so completely honored that Instagram shared one of my photos for the WHP<span class="emoji emoji1f308"></span> ...
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Hello new followers I’m so completely honored that Instagram shared one of my photos for the WHP hashtag project! Thank you all so much for following me for whatever reasons you did. I’m completely humbled by it and it’s always crazy to me that someone would want to follow me on any social ... Hello new followers 👋 I’m so completely honored that Instagram shared one of my photos for the WHP🌈 hashtag project! Thank you all so much for following me for whatever reasons you did. I’m completely humbled by it and it’s always crazy to me that someone would want to follow me on any social media account 🙈
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|| DOIN’ IT FOR THE GRAM || Have I bored you with photos of the snow yet? Too bad. I had an absolute ball ...
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|| DOIN’ IT FOR THE GRAM || Have I bored you with photos of the snow yet? Too bad. I had an absolute ball and it’s my life that I’m over here living. 🏻‍♀️ Instagram is a funny beast isn’t it? I’ve always been a photo taker, since I got given my first Polaroid in 1991. I take photos ALWAYS. Instagram ... || DOIN’ IT FOR THE GRAM || Have I bored you with photos of the snow yet? Too bad. I had an absolute ball and it’s my life that I’m over here living. 💁🏻‍♀️ Instagram is a funny beast isn’t it? I’ve always been a photo taker, since I got given my first Polaroid in 1991. I take photos ALWAYS. Instagram for me is the coolest social media platform because not only do I get to share my snaps, I get to journal this life I’m living. But then you have the likes and the followers issue and this whole “what if no one likes what I’m posting?” And yeah, I have gotten caught up in that many times. I’ll post a stunning photo from the Egyptian dessert and no one gives a fuck. Then I post a bloody selfie or me in booty shorts and watch the likes roll in. It’s no wonder we are the most narcissistic / insecure we have ever been. I had someone call me out for not having that many likes on a post: I was so shocked that a) Someone took the time to notice that and B) they cared enough to mention it. I don’t live my life so that I create opportunities to take pics for insta. Some of these pics I post are from weeks ago, that I’m like ‘oh yeah remember that epic day.’ I don’t give AF if no one likes the pic, it’s a moment I shared and an epic memory I have. One day when I’m old and grey, I’m going to have so much fun scrolling through, laughing and reminiscing! Don’t get so caught up in posting shit that will get likes, but don’t also be one of those ‘haters’ of the gram. It’s a wonderful tool, but don’t let it control you. I have absolutely no issue openly sharing with you, I am trying to build up my personal brand as an entrepreneur and designer. I have so many things I’d like to do and achieve. Instagram is a great way to assist me in those things. I can share my knowledge, I can network with people outside my location, I can also inspire people and of course, generate a bit of gossip for those who love a bit of a stalk of my profile. Whatever is happening externally I have no control over. I post what I post because I believe it’s worth sharing. End of story. #truth #instafame #lol #snowboarding #entrepreneur #mtbuller
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I spent my last week on a boat looking for good #waves and places to soak in warm, crystal clear water. ...
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I spent my last week on a boat looking for good #waves and places to soak in warm, crystal clear water. Initially, my idea for this trip was surfing, but of course I also took my camera. On our 2nd day on board, I went to an island to take pictures of the girls from land, trying another perspective, ... I spent my last week on a boat looking for good #waves and places to soak in warm, crystal clear water. Initially, my idea for this trip was surfing, but of course I also took my camera. On our 2nd day on board, I went to an island to take pictures of the girls from land, trying another perspective, but when I got there my heart broke in pieces. A new resort is under construction and #plastic was all over the island. Suddenly, a question I always ask myself came up again ; "Why do people do this? We are all so lucky to live in a paradise called #earth and the human being is destroying it without any guilt. So how can we change that?" Fortunately I had some amazing women on my side on this trip who supported my idea of ​​doing a beach clean up and sharing a post after the experience. I felt very happy when all the girls said yes to this action. We tried to go to the same island that I was, but the local responsible for the resort construction didn’t allow us to enter with cameras, he asked what it was about and then he said we couldn’t show all the garbage around the island. So we went to another island and in 1 hour we collected so much plastic bottles and some other kind of trash that I was shocked. I know we didn’t change the world by doing this once, but the girls involved with this cause filled my heart with #hope. I‘m sure that the seed of change has been planted in their minds and the word will be spread in some way. We all have a mission in this life and I already know which is mine. Do you know which is yours?✨
I want to thank all the girls for the incredible days in #paradise, we had a lot of fun together, but most importantly, we also had the chance to learn a lot from each other. For each action take a lesson, because life is about sharing experiences, ideas and love to improve our knowledge to live in a better #world.🙏🏽💙 #stopsingleuseplastic #saveouroceans
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Passei a última semana fazendo uma boat trip em um lugar paradisíaco. A idéia inicial era surfar, mas como não largo minha câmera, ela me acompanhou nessa #viagem e me ajudou a registrar que os paraísos já explorados pelo ser humano, já não são tão paradisíacos assim. ↓ ↓ (continua) ↓ ↓
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I’m shocked I even found this picture because I deleted every single picture from my past because ...
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I’m shocked I even found this picture because I deleted every single picture from my past because I was so embarrassed by how far I let myself go, here’s the difference 23 years old 4 months after baby 1 and 32 years old 4 months after baby 5. I swore I could never lose the weight, swore this was just ... I’m shocked I even found this picture because I deleted every single picture from my past because I was so embarrassed by how far I let myself go, here’s the difference 23 years old 4 months after baby 1 and 32 years old 4 months after baby 5. I swore I could never lose the weight, swore this was just going to be my body after kids and had no desire to change anything about the way I ate. I didn’t exercise and no joke lived off fast food, we had a Taco Hut beside our house (Taco Bell, Pizza Hut combo) and also a wendy’s, so most my meals came from there. Jordan was working 40 hours and doing his MBA at night so we never saw him so I made it easy on myself with fast food meals. The only veggies I had were inside my V8 splash. I couldn’t stand healthy people and moms who were fit, and I faked being happy and hid my feelings in food. I lived this way watching the scale go up and down the next 3 pregnancies, the self hate, the binge eating in private, the disgust when I looked at myself in the mirror and the awful words I told myself. I was seriously lost y’all, I had a beautiful family but my self doubt and insecurities made it hard to see the blessings around me. It wasn’t til I hit rock bottom after Sam that I decided enough was enough and if I wanted to live a good life, I needed to fuel my body right, it’s been 5 years of ups and downs, 5 years of falling down and getting up again, and so many life changes inside those years, heartache, self doubt, exhaustion, but every time I fell, I got stronger. I used to say “I didn’t care” what I looked like, how I felt, what the foods I ate were, but I cared so much and so badly wanted to change but didn’t know how. I felt like I was too far gone, that there wasn’t hope for me. Friends there’s hope for us at every age, every day is a new chance to say “I’ve had enough” and rewrite the coming chapters. 5 years ago I chose me, I chose to not give up on me and to push myself to be the best version of me. I’m able to love myself inside and out, I’m able to not be controlled by self doubt and fear, and I’m able to be FREE. Free of the hate, free of the insecurities and free to love every aspect of my life, finally!
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Throwback - 9 years in Milan when i was modelling for Armani . Home with the 1st gay people I'd ever ...
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Throwback - 9 years in Milan when i was modelling for Armani . Home with the 1st gay people I'd ever properly met and my 1st real model friends . Dylan RIP @toddlerlex Froggy @bobby.pb . Being honest, I walked into this apartment like "fuck" , I had no idea what to expect, I was nervous ... Throwback - 9 years in Milan when i was modelling for Armani
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Being honest, I walked into this apartment like "fuck" , I had no idea what to expect, I was nervous and had been told 9 million things of what to expect from modelling & "gay people" from people who ofcourse had never been around any of what they told me about 😂
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Found out fast everything I'd been told was bullshit, this was a turning point in realising you have to look past labels & social ideas to know a person properly
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Bobby was my 1st model friend, lovely guy, like a little brother who I went most places with, celebrated jobs, suffered bad events & dealt with life in Milan together
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Long story short boys and girls in a few points *
- if you can stop bad things happening and do nothing, how can you expect the world to become a better place?
- people are amazing, if you open your eyes and heart to them, you see more than what you're told to see
- Do not stand back and do nothing when living things are having a life that you would suffer in, stand up and be heard
- the best people I've met in life are from demographics and social groups I grew up afraid of, from misconceptions
- just try not to be a fucking dick to sentient beings that want to love, laugh and experience life like us all, help them to do so and they will help you. That is the best gift you'll ever give yourself and others around you ❤️ #standupforwhatsright #dontleaveanyonebehind #dontbeacunt
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Love Dream - Chanyeol As Chanyeol walked in the door to his house, he saw his father looking at him seriously. "Chanyeol, we need to talk." Chanyeol looked at him weirdly and said "about what?" "Your going to America to study abroad to get ready to work in the company and after that, get married. ... Love Dream - Chanyeol
As Chanyeol walked in the door to his house, he saw his father looking at him seriously. "Chanyeol, we need to talk." Chanyeol looked at him weirdly and said "about what?" "Your going to America to study abroad to get ready to work in the company and after that, get married. I've already arranged everything for you. Your going to America in two weeks for a year." Chanyeol was shocked. "WHAT??! No! I don't want to take over the company, or get married!" His mom said "Chanyeol-ah just listen to UR fa-" "NO, UR ALWAYS ARRANGING THINGS FOR ME, I DONT WANT MY WHOLE LIFE TO BE PLANNED OUT, WHERE I LIVE, WHAT I DO, WHO I MARRY , YOUR NOT DECIDING THAT FOR ME!" Chanyeol yelled as he walked upstairs and slammed his door. He didn't know what to do. The truth is, he didn't want to leave you. Mi-Hyun was his best friend, and.....crush. He had a crush on you ever since you guys were in kindergarten. He always watched you from afar, until grade 8. Then you guys became best friends but he was always too scared to tell you about his feelings. That was it. He was definitely NOT going to America and leaving you. He thought, tears rushing down his eyes. The next day, he went over to you , say down and told you about everything his parents said. Mi-Hyun: "WHAT??? Y-you a-aren't g-going right? She said, stuttering on her words while crying. Chanyeol looked at her and said firmly "No. I'm always gunna be here with you. I'm never gunna leave you, no matter what it takes." He grabbed you held your head to his chest like he always does whenever your feeling down. Mi-Hyun walked away and went home, crying really hard. She went under her blankets and thought to herself. "What am I going to do? I don't want Chanyeol to go!, but I don't want to keep him from his whole life.... I don't want to do this, but... I have to." She made a plan to show Chanyeol that you would be fine without him, that you had somebody else taking care of you. You decided to fake a ...boyfriend.
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Strangers<span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️Friends<span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️Sisters<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ My #WCW ! When I first moved to Atlanta I thought I would be friendless ...
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Strangers️Friends️Sisters️ My #WCW ! When I first moved to Atlanta I thought I would be friendless the first year because the friends I have back home took YEARS to build and I don't change my circle, but instead I gained a family. Anything Christ centered is bound to be beautiful. And this ... Strangers➡️Friends➡️Sisters❤️ My #WCW ! When I first moved to Atlanta I thought I would be friendless the first year because the friends I have back home took YEARS to build and I don't change my circle, but instead I gained a family. Anything Christ centered is bound to be beautiful. And this is truly a Christ centered friendship, I know I truly won when they physically seen me at my lowest (something that even shocked myself) and they just embraced me and prayed over my life 😭😭😭 prayers that came from the Holy Spirit within them. I truly thanked God for the blessings he put in my life. I thought I loved Jesus before but these women encourage me daily, and to be bold in my walk, and help me to fall IN love with Jesus! It truly takes a village to live this life. And I thank y'all for the laughs 🤣, the tears 😭, and the transparency 🤧😓! You guys make me better in a beautiful way. Love y'all 😘😘😘 #appreciationpost #jesus #sisters #friends
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Words can’t describe today. I’m just as shocked as you are. I cannot thank enough people who have ...
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Words can’t describe today. I’m just as shocked as you are. I cannot thank enough people who have done so much for me, this company, the brand we made. Hardest week and decision of my life. Thank you, all of you. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I think many of you know my emotion and passion ... Words can’t describe today. I’m just as shocked as you are. I cannot thank enough people who have done so much for me, this company, the brand we made. Hardest week and decision of my life. Thank you, all of you. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I think many of you know my emotion and passion attached to this. If you wish you stay in touch, follow me personally @colinwithm7s I’ll prob be on here the next couple days or so just to aide with transition. It’s been a great 6+ years. If you see me somewhere, say hello, and I’ll catch ya around. And catch my live video while it’s up another 20ish hours. Tag your friends and please continue to do business with this brand. It wasn’t just me, it’s a team that will continue with the same excellent products and service 👍sincerely- Colin McKeever #afhkparts #hondaparts #acuraparts #notyouravgdealer it’s been amazing ✌️
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This has come to me as such a huge shock, just shows anyone’s life can be taken whenever so live life ...
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This has come to me as such a huge shock, just shows anyone’s life can be taken whenever so live life to the fullest! Such a shock haven’t rode with you a lot but when I did you were so kind and nice to everyone you don’t deserve this atall Harry, Rest in peace I’m sure you’ll shred well with Jack Thompson ... This has come to me as such a huge shock, just shows anyone’s life can be taken whenever so live life to the fullest! Such a shock haven’t rode with you a lot but when I did you were so kind and nice to everyone you don’t deserve this atall Harry, Rest in peace 😭 I’m sure you’ll shred well with Jack Thompson @jackt124 2 Angels together can’t believe this has happened I’m shocked
I feel for your family and closer friends at this hard time💫
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Well, just found out your gone... I truly am shocked that your gone but of course thats just how life ...
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Well, just found out your gone... I truly am shocked that your gone but of course thats just how life is but it doesn't mean the end just a new Beginning!, your show kept my head held high thru some tough times, and the thing i highly enjoyed about your content is that it was filled with so much positivity ... Well, just found out your gone... I truly am shocked that your gone but of course thats just how life is but it doesn't mean the end just a new Beginning!, your show kept my head held high thru some tough times, and the thing i highly enjoyed about your content is that it was filled with so much positivity and of course some emotional times but it was worth it👌🏼, your show will live on an on! And the majority of us that watched your show all felt so touched by your work. You were and will always be the COMEDY in my life, you honestly had me laughing shitless the first time i watched your show.
R.I.P Charles Green AKA "Angry Grandpa"
Gone but not forgotten 👌🏼 You've touched millions of us sir and we thank you so much. @angry.grandpa #angrygrandpa #kidbehindacamera
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Many people think that "Pain" is the exception from a Christian life. And when suffering or hardships ...
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Many people think that "Pain" is the exception from a Christian life. And when suffering or hardships occur they tend to think "Why Me" (I'm guilty of this at times) they think God had deserted them, or perhaps was not as dependable as they thought. But in reality we live in an evil world filled ... Many people think that "Pain" is the exception from a Christian life. And when suffering or hardships occur they tend to think "Why Me" (I'm guilty of this at times) they think God had deserted them, or perhaps was not as dependable as they thought. But in reality we live in an evil world filled with suffering, Even for believers. But God is still in control. I think he allows some Christians to become martyrs for faith, and others to survive persecution. Rather than asking "Why me?"it would be more helpful to ask "Why not me?" Our faith and values are on a collision course with this world. If we expect pain and suffering to come, we will not be shocked when they arrive. But we should take comfort in knowing that Jesus suffered to. (More than we ever did or will) He understand our disappointment, fears, weaknesses. He promised never to leave us. (Matthew 28:20) He intervenes on our behalf. In these hard times we need to learn to trust confidently in Christ alone.. #PotatoPhoto #ThanksForReadingMyRant
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RA is a crazy disease and people who deal with it need to learn that you are in control!! YES I do have ...
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RA is a crazy disease and people who deal with it need to learn that you are in control!! YES I do have rough days and have to take it easy but I am also responsible for finding ways to improve my health!! I workout 3-5 days a week consistently, eat pretty decent, take my supplements and do my best ... RA is a crazy disease and people who deal with it need to learn that you are in control!! YES I do have rough days and have to take it easy but I am also responsible for finding ways to improve my health!! I workout 3-5 days a week consistently, eat pretty decent, take my supplements and do my best to live a positive life but life does change and so does your body!! I am in the process of revamping my diet to figure out what is causing this inflammation!! YES FOOD CAN BE MEDICINE!! I refuse to go back on medicine if I have not done everything I can naturally!! You would be shocked on how many diseases can be treated by food!! You need to find the root of your issues and fix them not cover them!! Elimination Diet is next.....Who wants to join me?!? #foodasmedicine #fitramom #eliminationdiet #foodcausesinflammation #youareincontrol #inflammation #rheumatoidarthritis #timetorelax #restyourbodyandmind
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 #SSPPOST<span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span>🏽 #SILENTLYSPOKENPROJECT #WHATYOUDONTSEEIS I'm a Motherless, Fatherless Man w/ ...
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#SSPPOST🏽 #SILENTLYSPOKENPROJECT #WHATYOUDONTSEEIS I'm a Motherless, Fatherless Man w/ no biological Family left & no children, but WAIT! It actually all started when I was born #DOA as a CHILD! Moms killed 2Wks after my 9th BDAY (DOB 11/30 Sag), days before Xmas, 1st Unborn Miscarried, ... #SSPPOST🙏🏽 #SILENTLYSPOKENPROJECT

#WHATYOUDONTSEEIS I'm a Motherless, Fatherless Man w/ no biological Family left & no children, but WAIT! It actually all started when I was born #DOA as a CHILD! Moms killed 2Wks after my 9th BDAY (DOB 11/30 Sag), days before Xmas, 1st Unborn Miscarried, Sis murdered, Friends all in Heaven, Last Woman to Love me for me, gone in 8/10/18! Yeah..It's ok. I'm shocked too; I'm alive, drenched w/ death+blood+grace & NOT an ounce of will to let others feel what I once felt... that thing called Neglect! But now I’m 30 & to call my past “a nightmare” is a compliment, but I still chose & choose Love; ain't that WILD?!
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#WHATYOUDONTSEEIS all I've known is how to be strong! So do you really think I care if you hate & judge how I’m living & being UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME?! You have no idea what it's like to BE: Broken, Parentless, Hopeless, Homeless, Oppressed, Pass Cancer’s Test, NOT Stressed or SIMPLY trying to live Depression FREE!
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#WHATYOUDONTSEEIS I'm far from Cocky, hella shy, but nevertheless I'm CONVINCED of God's COVENANT! Your “ignorant opinions” aren’t facts! So TY for the lessons on betrayal. But #FYI God controls my destiny; Not your RESENTMENT!
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#WHATYOUDONTSEEIS Yes! I was lost & had an impaired SIGHT! But don't get confused w/ my wrongs! I'm here today w/ a deliberate kind of FIGHT! I came to the conclusion I had to mess up in my past, to earn God’s trust+blessing to achieve redemption & do things RIGHT!
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#WHATYOUDONTSEEIS Dream, Pray & Love despite all DEVASTATION! Yes you! I “pained my way to joy”; that's CONFIRMATION! I loss many on my way to perfect TUNNEL VISION; that’s worthy COMPLICATIONS! If you "TRYING" then I'm RIDING; that's a repeat of unconditional Loyalty fueled DEMONSTRATIONS! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So #WHATYOUDONTSEEIS I'm more than others' VALIDATION & more than my mistakes being my Life's final DESTINATION. Want #❤️ Here's my infectious AFFECTION! Why? B/c #WHATYOUDONTSEEIS I care too much to let anyone I know be defeated courtesy of destructive SITUATIONS💯
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•Today, while I sat and read through these verses The Man in charge spoke directly to me. Why I’m still ...
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•Today, while I sat and read through these verses The Man in charge spoke directly to me. Why I’m still shocked by this I don’t know Bc God is very intentional with the plans he has for us, all we have to do is listen. The message here was basically to follow God’s will for your life, even when it might ... •Today, while I sat and read through these verses The Man in charge spoke directly to me. Why I’m still shocked by this I don’t know Bc God is very intentional with the plans he has for us, all we have to do is listen. The message here was basically to follow God’s will for your life, even when it might frighten you! Once you’re on the other side and his plan unfolds it is so much more glorious, beautiful and amazing than anything we could’ve planned for ourselves! I whole heartedly believe this now more than ever before! I am living proof that when we open our minds, our ears and our hearts to the Good Lord, he speaks and guides in a way like no other, without confusion. And by following in faith we can live happily without fear. Live #boldly #aggressively and #confidently; doing it afraid is so much better than never doing it at all! #trustgod
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Ready to get happy shocked<span class="emoji emoji2049"></span>️😀<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏼Swipe <span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️ to see more photos of just some of my @caliente_fitness ...
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Ready to get happy shocked️😀🏼Swipe ️ to see more photos of just some of my @caliente_fitness online clients who were sick of being stuck and wanted to transform their life, mind, body and find balance. Don’t they look AWESOME 🏻️😀🏼 . . These amazing human beings who were once strangers ... Ready to get happy shocked⁉️😀🙌🏼Swipe ➡️➡️ to see more photos of just some of my @caliente_fitness online clients who were sick of being stuck and wanted to transform their life, mind, body and find balance. Don’t they look AWESOME ⁉️👏🏻❤️😀💪🏼 .
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These amazing human beings who were once strangers to me ( @jasonroselllive )and now friends and part of my amazing caliente #family just like you reading this right now wanted to change from inside out & they surely did transform 👏🏻👏🏻😍🔥💯🔥
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If you asking yourself.. well what exactly did they do⁉️ Did they my #lifestyle #fatloss food + #fitness “Mind Right Body Tight” program along with 1 on skype/phone accountability coaching 🔥💪🏼
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✅Are you wanting to start, invest in your life, your body and be NEXT in the best mind+life+body transformation ⁉️No matter where in the 🌎 world you live!
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When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 26, I felt like my life was over. All that seemed ...
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When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 26, I felt like my life was over. All that seemed to stick in my mind were the possible complications people talked about, and all the things I couldn’t do anymore. It felt like I was doomed for failure because all I ever heard or read about were ... When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 26, I felt like my life was over. All that seemed to stick in my mind were the possible complications people talked about, and all the things I couldn’t do anymore. It felt like I was doomed for failure because all I ever heard or read about were the horror stories.
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What I wish I heard more of was that you can live a normal life with this disease. That most people will never even know you have Type 1 by looking at you. I wish I knew that it would be possible to feel like my pre-Type 1 self. That I could feel strong again. That I could feel healthy. And that I could feel joy again.
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I’m here to tell you that a Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis is not the end. It’s a new, stronger, and more courageous version of yourself. I felt hope when I saw others further along in their diagnosis living a rich and full life and it gave me hope that I could do the same.
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3 years in and strangers are still shocked when they hear I have diabetes because I don’t “look” like someone with diabetes. My @dexcom might be the only thing that would give it away. For a long time, Diabetes has been poorly portrayed. Our voice is one of our most powerful tools and we can be a part of ending the stigma.
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How are we painting the picture of Diabetes? Let’s talk more about bravery, pushing the limits, and that joy can co-exist with an incurable autoimmune disease. 💙
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Zola and I are off to @cwdiabetes Orlando for the week and we’re so excited for a fun mother-daughter trip! 💉💉
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When I woke up the next morning I was for once not upset about Astrid. I think letting her death go really ...
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When I woke up the next morning I was for once not upset about Astrid. I think letting her death go really helped me a lot. I got my kids up and started to make them breakfast. As they were eating I decided to tell the the truth about Astrid’s death. “Hey guys there's something I need to tell you guys.” ... When I woke up the next morning I was for once not upset about Astrid. I think letting her death go really helped me a lot. I got my kids up and started to make them breakfast. As they were eating I decided to tell the the truth about Astrid’s death. “Hey guys there's something I need to tell you guys.” I said. “What’s that?” Said Stoick jr. “Well you all know how Mommy died right?” I asked. “Yes.” They said. “Well there was a reason for her death.” I said. They all looked shocked when I said that. “What reason could there have been?” Said Stoick jr. “Well you know when I was growing up there’s always been a bad guy in the story. First it was the dragons, and then there was the time Drago tried to take over the dragons, and then there was Grimmel who wanted to kill Toothless. Bad guys do these things because they want to feel good about themselves. The man who shot Stormfly was trying to go after you three next. Mommy saw and heard him. As she was falling, she had to make a decision. She chose to save you three. She gave her life for you guys.” I said. “Mommy died for us?” Said Kara. “Yes honey.” I said. “Why?” Said Horus. I started to cry. “Because she loved you three very much! She wanted you guys to live your lives. You guys were her everything. Her number one was to keep you guys save, and she did.” I said. They started to cry as well. “I know you guys miss her very much! As you know I do as well, but you know she’s always with us, and you can talk to her anytime. She’s always here even though she physically isn’t.” I said. They all hugged me. “Are you going to be ok though Dad?” Said Stoick jr. “I will be just fine. I know it was hard at first, but it’s time to let her death go. She’s always in my heart. You guys are my number one priority right now. Being your father is what makes me happy everyday.” I said. More tears started to run down my face. “Come on. Let’s go outside and play.” I said. I took them outside with me. I chased them around and even laughed a lot. I can’t remember the last time I was happy playing with my kids, and playing with them without thinking of Astrid. I knew that my kids were going to be my main focus from this point forward.
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Reserve your Mother’s Day 5/13 brunch tables now to honor that special woman in your life. Here we ...
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Reserve your Mother’s Day 5/13 brunch tables now to honor that special woman in your life. Here we visit @nicoleponseca’s mama; “This is a photo of my mom. Love the lil’ dainty handkerchief and baby hairs. From time to time, she gets weepy when she reminisces about her own mom. I asked why does ... Reserve your Mother’s Day 5/13 brunch tables now to honor that special woman in your life. Here we visit @nicoleponseca’s mama; “This is a photo of my mom. Love the lil’ dainty handkerchief and baby hairs. From time to time, she gets weepy when she reminisces about her own mom. I asked why does get so sad? After many layered answers, it boiled down to this: she felt sad that she never told her mom how much she appreciated her. ...Never got to return the love and care. Lola Carmen never came to America, where my mom was, ostensibly, living the dream that manifested. Lola Carmen died, alone, without her only daughter. And my mom probably feels the guilt. Just to give you an idea of the kind of woman she was—-a planner, forward thinking, generous—-when they opened the bank account of Lola Carmen, my mom was shocked to learn all the money she had sent back to the Philippines was never spent. Every dime my mom gave back was put in a savings account for me, Nikki. She was tough. Virtuous. Smoked cigars. Didn’t suffer fools. .
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Her teachings live on in my mom and me.
I did not know her, I can’t imagine what it was like for her. My grandfather died while Lola Carmen was pregnant with Mom. The first big vocabulary word I learned was #posthumous. She was already an older woman, at this time. Considering the era, too, there was a lot of cards stacked against her. She pushed my mom to Manila. Taking the bus alone as a kid, my mom was on her way. Leadership camps. Education. The audacity! My mom didn’t come from money or a name, but she came from God and that was enough for Carmen. All the time, money, effort went to my mom. .
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In my mom’s living room stands a quote:
“Great women raise great women who raise great women.” 💪🏽💋
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From my mom this morning: “My Mom made this gown, had me dressed up, had my hair done and bejeweled me..I do not recall this event.Was too,too young...BUT looking at it...I realize the EFFORT,TIME and LOVE she put into this Photograph in a Photo Store in town. I love my MOM. She sacrificed a lot for me....to where I am now. She said a one liner...EXCEL in all you do. Never give up.””
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My dearest Kenneth, so here we are reaching your first birthday up in heaven. 2️⃣4️⃣<span class="emoji emoji1f49c"></span> my world has ...
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My dearest Kenneth, so here we are reaching your first birthday up in heaven. 2️⃣4️⃣ my world has not been the same since the day you left. there is not a day that goes by to where i don’t look at your picture in my car, talk to you, cry to you, yell at you, or just send love to you. i still can’t believe ... My dearest Kenneth,
so here we are reaching your first birthday up in heaven. 2️⃣4️⃣💜 my world has not been the same since the day you left. there is not a day that goes by to where i don’t look at your picture in my car, talk to you, cry to you, yell at you, or just send love to you. i still can’t believe that i am sitting here writing this without an ‘ill see you later to celebrate Kenny cake!’ at the end of my yearly birthday messages and i feel like that’s the hardest thing to wrap my head around. you were always shocked when i remembered your birthday each year as if it were the first time saying it. I try not to get sad about you physically not being here because i know i feel you and you listen to me and you’re always with me...but i just wish i could see your warm smile and cough on your over used cologne habit that i picked on you for and just laugh with you atleast one last time....i will definitely celebrate for you tonight and i hope you really come through with a strong clear sign telling me you got this message and that you miss me too...thank you for watching over me along with everyone else in this messed up town. I told you the last time i saw your body, that i will do my best to live life for you and for the both of us. #LegendsNeverDie Happy birthday KPM. I love you and miss you dearly 💜🎈😘💚 @kenwen12
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on #iwd 2k18 i present an example of how I dismantle the inherently oppressive structures of the ...
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on #iwd 2k18 i present an example of how I dismantle the inherently oppressive structures of the world. I am incredibly shocked and in adoration of the fact that we've done enough work so far that we dedicate 1/365 days to the pure celebration of the beings who physically bring life into the ... on #iwd 2k18 i present an example of how I dismantle the inherently oppressive structures of the world. I am incredibly shocked and in adoration of the fact that we've done enough work so far that we dedicate 1/365 days to the pure celebration of the beings who physically bring life into the world, and figuratively give life to those blessed enough to be in their presence. I celebrate women's day every single day. I celebrate myself, my mother, my friends, the women of colour who have historically paved the paths for feminist movements to succeed, and every non-binary person who identifies as a femme. I celebrate every woman, for her existence and survival is a middle finger (throw them hands high 🖕🏽) to the patriarchy. I celebrate, applaud, and (attempt to) uplift women with fewer privileges than me (as a cishet educated woman with a steady income) because their existence is political and exhausting - their intersectional experiences create a confusing and negative space of entrapment, the confining barriers of which we must all work together to decolonise and remove. I hope everybody I know is an out loud and proud feminist, because it simply means that you believe in women being afforded the same access to the societal tools to excel in life. if you don't want women to have this, I can only assume you suffer internalized misogyny or insecurities of your own mediocrity being exposed by others being given the rightful chance affirmative action brings. how embarrassing for you. while you may not "need" feminism for yourself, you need to be fighting for the equality and rights of those less privileged than you. it is just one day of the year, but is a day that spotlights women and the long agenda of issues that face us daily: violent assault, the wage gap, everyday sexism, the glass ceiling, the pink tax, the burden of emotional labour and "caring" work, the eurocentric beauty standards, the protection of children...the list is endless. When men are systemically oppressed in ways that directly affect their right to live, breathe, work, and exist - you get a day. oh wait, that's nov 19. So today, and forever: shut up and listen to Women - we know our shit 😘
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Ten years ago, I told my mentor that I was accepting an exciting new position in #socialmedia. She ...
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Ten years ago, I told my mentor that I was accepting an exciting new position in #socialmedia. She scoffed and told me that the passing fad would be catastrophic for my career trajectory, and make waste of her years of mentorship. I did it anyway. We stopped our mentorship as a result. This ... Ten years ago, I told my mentor that I was accepting an exciting new position in #socialmedia. She scoffed and told me that the passing fad would be catastrophic for my career trajectory, and make waste of her years of mentorship. I did it anyway. We stopped our mentorship as a result.
This morning she saw me live on CTV @yourmorning as the social media expert and sent me a text: "Adam, I was shocked to see you on TV today - truth be told, I never really understood this whole social media thing but I'm proud of you." I thanked her and told her if she was ever looking for a mentor to learn more about #socmed, my door would always be open. . . .
#followyourdreams #love #instagood #me #tbt #photooftheday #happy #picoftheday #summer #fun #smile #friends #instadaily #fashion #igers #instalike #repost #style #life #bestoftheday #iphoneonly #instacool
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I was watching a documentary on #KeithHaring yesterday, and I was shocked and heartbroken when ...
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I was watching a documentary on #KeithHaring yesterday, and I was shocked and heartbroken when they skipped from his rise as an art phenomenon to his death -omitting 2 of the most consequential and meaningful years of his art career. • The documentary omitted that Keith Haring's death ... I was watching a documentary on #KeithHaring yesterday, and I was shocked and heartbroken when they skipped from his rise as an art phenomenon to his death -omitting 2 of the most consequential and meaningful years of his art career.

The documentary omitted that Keith Haring's death in 1990 was due to AIDS complications. At 31, he died only 6 years before the anti-retroviral meds that could have saved his life became available.


The documentary also omitted the incredible contributions that Haring made to social awareness of HIV by fearlessly addressing AIDS-phobia in his works during the late 80's. Diagnosed in 87', he wrote in his journal, "I know in my heart that it is only divine intervention that has kept me alive this long...my days are numbered...this is why my projects are so important right now. To do as much as possible as quickly as possible." .


In a time when AIDS was viewed through the prism of homophobia, thought of as a 'gay cancer' or 'divine punishment', Haring used his celebrity and notoriety in the art world to smash through AIDS stigma and governmental non-response to the AIDS crisis - not only with his progressive and outspoken art pieces, but as one of the few brave, openly HIV+ people that existed in the public sphere.

In his work "Silence=Death" Haring portrays multiple figures covering their eyes, mouths, and ears. The piece is intended to illustrate the oppression and invisibility that people living with AIDS felt in the 1980s. Works like Haring's helped to give those living with AIDS more visibility at a time when many were suffering in absolute silence, with no voice, no visibility and no support from those around them.

Above all, my intention is to bring to light and express gratitude for the supremely important contributions Haring made to gay and HIV+ communities. He dedicated the last years of his life working tirelessly for a better tomorrow for all of us, one surely he knew he would not live to see. Because this documentary silenced the message of his life's work, I felt compelled to respond by highlighting those last years that define Keith's dedication to humanity and his legacy as an activist and advocate. ❤️🌹
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"So... what happened? I don't know, I can't remember... I got a five days blackout... According ...
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"So... what happened? I don't know, I can't remember... I got a five days blackout... According to everybody, I was at my place and I had a seizure, it lasted long enough to endanger my life, and I entered in status epilepticus. So we called 911 and I got emergency medication, oxygen so I could ... "So... what happened?
I don't know, I can't remember... I got a five days blackout... According to everybody, I was at my place and I had a seizure, it lasted long enough to endanger my life, and I entered in status epilepticus. So we called 911 and I got emergency medication, oxygen so I could live.
At hospital I was better but I realeapsed and nearly got intubated because I couldn't breathe by myself anymore luckily l didn't but l got helped to breathe... I stayed I my city's hospital for three days but I kept having seizures so I got moved to a bigger hospital
in a bigger city (Biggest hospital of France) in a neuro service. A wonderful doctor there was able to litteraly save my life! So in this hospital I had a 24h EEG and I showed I had a really severe generalised epilepsy... Great --' So hum, I am kinda shocked because I could have died there... Buuuuut I didn't!!! :) I wanna thanks everybody and my friends more than anyone! They have been here for me all the time!
And right now, I am so grateful, for being alive, for being able to talk, to share, to love, to breathe, to laugh...
Life is beautiful! Enjoy it!
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Gosh, you've been through a lot... thank God you're still here making this world a brighter place💛 Hope you never go back there!!! You've got a beautiful soul, Anne! Love you❤ Take care😉
#epilepsy #areyouaware #raiseawareness #seizures #neurology
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I’ve had a framed $100 bill in my office from our CEO sitting on my shelves for years, the boys always ...
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I’ve had a framed $100 bill in my office from our CEO sitting on my shelves for years, the boys always admired it and wondered why it wasn’t already spent, since they would have spent it in one minute flat on some toy or game. That $100 bill framed made me feel worthy, the hand written note from our ... I’ve had a framed $100 bill in my office from our CEO sitting on my shelves for years, the boys always admired it and wondered why it wasn’t already spent, since they would have spent it in one minute flat on some toy or game. That $100 bill framed made me feel worthy, the hand written note from our CEO made me feel special and I even it all packed into a box this week, you can see it on my previous posts. But as I was packing and purging and tossing away all the planners and tools I needed to be “successful” it got me thinking hard, I don’t need someone, or some planner or stack of business books, or checklist to make me feel successful. I define my success and how I live my life, treat others and teach the boys to do the same, is how I can show my passion to others. I decided to take that $100 bill out of the frame and it felt so good, because I know my worth finally and it feels so freeing. I tossed it in my diaper bag with the plan to just spend it normally. Vincent, Teddy and I attended mass tonight because I have a commitment tomorrow and as I dug through my bag to get Teddy a toy, I saw it and my first thought was give it back. And of course your mind runs with well I could pay for groceries or gas with it, but in my heart I knew I needed to give it. I didn’t just want me to give it, I wanted my oldest to give it because $100 to him is equivalent to $100,000 and he knew exactly where the bill came from as he looked at it everytime he came in my office. I told him we were giving it back to God, because God gave mommy a chance and an amazing job and without God I wouldn’t be who I am today in the business I am in. He looked at me shocked but excited. I want my boys to see that while money is great, it doesn’t define us, it doesn’t bring us happiness and sometimes we find more happiness in giving to others. Watching him toss that bill in the basket made my heart so happy and having that chance to give him that lesson vs it sitting on my shelf in a frame was so rewarding. Praying these boys take the lessons we teach forward ❤️
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Hello guys I would like to give y’all an update<span class="emoji emoji203c"></span>️ As some of you know, a few weeks ago I had kidney stones. ...
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Hello guys I would like to give y’all an update️ As some of you know, a few weeks ago I had kidney stones. The next week I was involved in a car crash and was T-boned(not my fault)& got a concussion from being knocked out by the airbag. It was so bad that someone had to cut out the air bag to get to me ... Hello guys I would like to give y’all an update‼️ As some of you know, a few weeks ago I had kidney stones. The next week I was involved in a car crash and was T-boned(not my fault)& got a concussion from being knocked out by the airbag. It was so bad that someone had to cut out the air bag to get to me and pull me out. I’m doing okay now but I still have a foggy memory from it. Hopefully when I get paid I can buy ANOTHER car 😫😫😫 Last Friday I had a stent put in under sedation while doing a scope of my bladder and kidneys since I keep getting kidney stones and infections. Hopefully that will help me to pass the stones my urologist couldn’t reach. This past weekend was rough with kidney spasms and stabbing pain when peeing but pyridium is helping heaps.

This week I met my psychiatrist again and met my new therapist(my psychiatrist said it’d probably be better if I saw his therapist so they can communicate better)and it went really well! He confirmed my DX of C-PTSD as well as DX me with Bipolar 1 and at first I was confused bc I know the stupid stereotypes about Bipolar but once he explained it, it made a lot of sense because I will be extremely manic and feel on top of the world and then crash into a very dark depression. He put me on seroquel a few weeks ago and when I saw him this week he upped it and said we’re going to slowly taper up to therapeutic levels. It has helped both DX a ton and I’m shocked because I have never started a psych med and it just give GOOD, quick, results. Not nearly as much night terrors and flash backs.

Tomorrow I’m going to be out under sedation to do a tube change since I have so many medical problems going on.
I’m sorry I haven’t been as active on here but as you can see, my life has been nothing but painful from all these illnesses/kidney stones popping up out of nowhere. I’ll give a more detailed update when I go live either today or Saturday 💓💗💓 #Crohns #kidneystones #IBD #Chronicillness #spoonie 🥄
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These words. This man. A true Inspiration to me. A man seemingly from my perspective living a beautiful ...
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These words. This man. A true Inspiration to me. A man seemingly from my perspective living a beautiful life with all the opportunities and resources to experience all life has to offer: following his passion, exploring this world, connecting with people of all cultures, sharing his experiences ... These words. This man. A true Inspiration to me. A man seemingly from my perspective living a beautiful life with all the opportunities and resources to experience all life has to offer: following his passion, exploring this world, connecting with people of all cultures, sharing his experiences with the world. What a dream. A man with seemingly so much more to see, create and live for. Could this have been prevented? This LIFE is a GIFT 🖤 Two people that I admire this week have committed suicide. Both incredibly “successful” by societal standards. I am shocked and so sad to hear this news. What is happening here on earth that people feel they no longer want to be here? Sending your soul much love today @anthonybourdain 🖤
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 #FemaleVoicesoftheWorld⠀ ⠀ Alla Hoshiar⠀ ⠀ I am a writer and filmmaker and I have been covering ...
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#FemaleVoicesoftheWorld⠀ ⠀ Alla Hoshiar⠀ ⠀ I am a writer and filmmaker and I have been covering the war against ISIS and I almost lost my left arm while covering the war. This has not stopped me from filming to share the ugliness of war. I am proud that one of our films won the peace award in ... #FemaleVoicesoftheWorld⠀

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I am a writer and filmmaker and I have been covering the war against ISIS and I almost lost my left arm while covering the war. This has not stopped me from filming to share the ugliness of war. I am proud that one of our films won the peace award in Venice. ⠀

In my recent visits to “Snunia” (Sinjar Area) I had to pass by ruins to talk to the people about living conditions. I saw an 18 year old girl named Shrihan that weighed barely 33 Kilos, I noticed her silent in a corner and wanted to hear her story.⠀

Shrihan talked to us about her abduction by ISIS, she was trembling and said ‘’I was sold over 15 times in Mosul, Raqqa’’ and other places.⠀

As a man I have witnessed dark war scenes, women I met from Shargat, near Tikrit - Iraq. She beheaded an ISIS fighter to eat his head as revenge for killing her husband. I was not shocked but when I heard how Shrihan was raped, I felt ashamed as a man. ‘’How can a man force a girl to have sex with him in such a inhuman way?’’⠀

I asked her to stand in the light for a photo and she asked her sister if she looked beautiful, this made me very emotional. She started to light up and she no longer needed the light from the window. After everything she was still like any other 18 year old girl who wanted to look beautiful.⠀

When I think of Shrihan I believe we have to feel grateful for what we have in life.⠀

Women have been stripped from their human rights for centuries. I ask women in my society to feel grateful and live life to the fullest despite the limitations. ⠀

We are experiencing a wave of women’s oppression in our society and if you look at the west they have passed this by resisting cultural and religious believes. Men must stand by women to fight, but it is up to women to not give up.⠀

Do you expect that by resisting and aspiring social change you won’t be criticized? Of course you will, YOU have to take risks to achieve rights for women. ⠀

Look at you Dashni, compare yourself to 2008, how you was treated unfairly by society, look at you now, you have people who appreciate you. ⠀

I know that you struggle but you are here and you have a battle to win, RESIST
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LIVE LAUGH LOVE. I want to pour out my feelings here today. It’s not going to be that personal, chill! ...
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LIVE LAUGH LOVE. I want to pour out my feelings here today. It’s not going to be that personal, chill! Haha. Honestly, I’ve been through a lot. Been independent since I was kid, had to keep my shit together and maybe that’s what made me stronger. Today, I can say “ I’m so proud of you Angelina ... LIVE LAUGH LOVE.

I want to pour out my feelings here today. It’s not going to be that personal, chill! Haha.
Honestly, I’ve been through a lot. Been independent since I was kid, had to keep my shit together and maybe that’s what made me stronger. Today, I can say “ I’m so proud of you Angelina for whatever you’ve achieved so far at this age “. Thank you Jesus!

I’m so thankful for my family and friends they are all so supportive. I’ve always struggled with friendships tbh but now I can say that I’ve found my kind of people. They stand for me even if I don’t ask for it and vice versa because we know each other so well already. I’m even thankful for all the insults I got when I was kid for being skinny, dark and for being from a broken family because that made me the person I am today.

Never in a million years did I expect myself to be someone else’s inspiration. If I tell that to 14 year old Angelina, she would laugh about it.
I’m honestly so thankful and grateful for all the love and support from you all. I’m kinda shocked as well to see people loving and supporting me even without knowing me personally. Just based on what you post and what you do they are ready to stand for you. I love you all so much. You guys motivate and inspire me so much, I swear!

I want to tell you all from my own experience that if a person hates you, let them do it. It’s okay to be hated because you’re not everyone’s cup of tea and everyone has their own opinion on things but remember there is double the amount of love poured on you so focus more on that. Every hate you get, take that as a challenge to be a better person.
know your worth, love yourself. That’s what I tell myself everyday. Cheers to life and for our friendship 🥂
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Transformation Tuesday! <span class="emoji emoji1f525"></span> • - My fitness journey started back in 2013. I definitely was not always ...
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Transformation Tuesday! • - My fitness journey started back in 2013. I definitely was not always how I am today. I never exercised, nutrition was poor. I would skip meals and eat junk. I had zero self confidence and I was just a hormonal and emotional wreck. - - I woke up one day and caught ... Transformation Tuesday! 🔥 •
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My fitness journey started back in 2013. I definitely was not always how I am today.
I never exercised, nutrition was poor. I would skip meals and eat junk. I had zero self confidence and I was just a hormonal and emotional wreck. -
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I woke up one day and caught a good glimpse of myself in the mirror and I was so shocked. Who the hell was that person staring at me?!? I didn’t only look overweight but I looked sad... miserable. It was time for a change. -
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I owe a lot to my grandmother for talking me into stepping foot into her gym. I swallowed my nerves and in I went. I walked out signed up to a gym and into a 12 week challenge. -
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I lost weight and my journey wasn’t always smooth. It was a slow process to learn about how to fuel my body but I kept going and kept pushing, determined to be happy with my body. -
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A few years ago I stripped the weight I aimed for but it didn’t stop there. I craved more and I wanted more. So into some massive strength training and some serious eating I went. I learnt more about food and continue to do so but I also learnt a lot about my body. How it works, what worked best for me and what made me feel good on the inside. -
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Once I had a taste of achievement it fuelled an addiction of wanting more. Now I’m more determined than ever to be the best version of myself and live a life outside of the boundaries. I cannot and will not settle for average. I crave so much more than that. -
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From 2013 to now I’ve felt myself become stronger... become fit enough to run around with my son. Become happier and kinder to myself and most importantly I loved myself again. It’s always an on going battle but the fight in me never dies 😉 -
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Everyone has their own goals and everyone has their own story to tell. Don’t waste your time living someone else’s dreams and goals. Invest it in your own and watch yourself rise. -
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If your ready to commit and change then DM me now. Coaching spots are still available.
Don’t wait for opportunity.. create it 👊🏽
#transformationtuesday #fitspo #girlsthatlift #changinginsideandout #fitness #personaltrainer #nutritionfirst #dontsettleformediocre
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Revealing | From the moment we took off from Atlanta to when we touched back down last night, every ...
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Revealing | From the moment we took off from Atlanta to when we touched back down last night, every step I felt as if something new was revealed to me. I understood the difference between knowing ABOUT something and actually EXPERIENCING it right before your eyes, and this was a pure example ... Revealing | From the moment we took off from Atlanta to when we touched back down last night, every step I felt as if something new was revealed to me. I understood the difference between knowing ABOUT something and actually EXPERIENCING it right before your eyes, and this was a pure example of why there is that difference. Upon arriving, I saw a way of life not only more unexpected than I imagined, but also made me question what would drive people to live in such a manner and keep going. I was shocked by a culture completely unlike what I know here, but I’m thankful for that. I experienced what I think is the most hectic road travel there is, but I’m thankful for that. I was welcomed into a new country with unfamiliar faces as if I was family never estranged, and I’m beyond thankful for that.
Haiti is a country struck by natural disaster, but its foundations can never be destroyed. Communities built on family, support, friendships, and faith exemplifies what I think it truly means to live in harmony with God, nature, and each other. I saw beauty in the rubble. I saw Grace in the landscape. I saw unmatched power in the star-painted sky. Every expectation I set for myself was shattered and replaced with a revelation far greater than I could’ve ever imagined. I got to witness firsthand what it’s like to live with extreme faith in the face of hardship and how not for one second are any of us forsaken by the God of all creation.
Revealed to me was this: community in Christ is more good and pleasant than we could ever expect. A beautifully and meticulously crafted landscape put His unmatched power on full display. People living by faith so strong showed that God is alive and active. The Lord’s is holding all of us at all times, and not once will any of us be forgotten. Most importantly, I gained a glimpse of what Heaven will be like: living side by side in relation with everyone who believes, regardless of race and culture. Love truly has no borders.
Haiti, we gave you a piece of our hearts, and in return gave us one bigger and more fulfilling than we could’ve imagined. From the bottom of mine and our entire team’s heart, Merci 🇭🇹 #barely #doyouwantit #CABRIT
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Posted this on Facebook and forgot to post here. Honestly wasn't sure if I should post this or not ...
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Posted this on Facebook and forgot to post here. Honestly wasn't sure if I should post this or not because I'm still self conscious and insecure about my weight but I am posting it anyway. Since the start of this weight loss journey I have lost 50kgs and gone from a size 26 to a size 14. I'm still ... Posted this on Facebook and forgot to post here. Honestly wasn't sure if I should post this or not because I'm still self conscious and insecure about my weight but I am posting it anyway. Since the start of this weight loss journey I have lost 50kgs and gone from a size 26 to a size 14. I'm still 5kgs away from my goal weight but I'm progressing pretty well. My weight struggles started as a teenager, I became depressed after the death of my grandfather and I turned to food to help cope and it all went downhill from there. Up until recently it has been a battle between my depression and constant diets so I kept going up and down in weight. At my heaviest I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, extremely high blood pressure, high cholesterol, i was dangerously anaemic and had a string of other issues caused by my obesity. The doctor told me that if I continued on the path I was on it would kill me, in fact she was shocked I was still standing. That was the lowest point of my life. I felt like giving up but I fought for my life and since then I have lost 50+kgs and all my health issues have started to disappear and Im feeling a lot better. I no longer have diabetes, I no longer have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and my iron levels are so much better. Most importantly, I've done it on my own and that's helped me realise my true inner strength and to be honest I'm quite proud of myself and how far I've come. I'm at a point where my depression is manageable and I am feeling not only better emotionally but physically as well. I'm eating a lot better, finally eating salads and vegetables and working out which is another big change for me. I even took a big step and threw out or donated all my "fat clothes" recently, there's no more keeping them "just in case", there's no turning back. No more excuses. It's time to live the life I was given, it may be hard but it will be worth it 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 #transformation #transformationtuesday #weightloss #weightlossjourney #workout #exercise #healthy #journey #instagram #insta #instapic #inspiration #motivation #picoftheday #fitness #fit #inspire #motivate #win #dreams #nevergiveup #keepgoing #strong #lifechanging #change
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Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re kinda left wondering....how did I get here...and ...
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Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re kinda left wondering....how did I get here...and you feel like you were punched 🤜 in the stomach ?? - That’s exactly how I felt in this exact outfit on Jan 19, 2017. ️ Go look at my “My Journey” highlight in my bio for the full story ️! - That ... Have you ever had one of those moments where you’re kinda left wondering....how did I get here...and you feel like you were punched 🤜 in the stomach ??
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That’s exactly how I felt in this exact outfit on Jan 19, 2017. ☝️ Go look 👀 at my “My Journey” highlight in my bio for the full story ☝️!
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That morning when I accidentally took that “before pic” 📷 {swipe 👉} I kept staring at it and I didn’t recognize myself. I felt sad, angry, ashamed, shocked, and confused all at once. I was 4 years into being an online fitness influencer ((which goes to show we are human & also go through ups & downs in our own journeys 🤷🏽‍♀️ )) and that was NOT what I wanted my life to represent. That was NOT me honoring my health 🌱 and body. That was NOT representing what I was preaching on social media. That was NOT the BEST me and I was not in a healthy mental space.

I’m so thankful for that picture because it brought me to my knees and when you hit bottom, there’s only one ☝️ place to go from there ....back up— so I promised MYSELF that I was going to take MY POWER back & I was going to refuse to tolerate that lifestyle. We get in life what we tolerate and that’s the day I decided to no longer tolerate anything less than my worth. I wasn’t doing my best and it showed. I wasn’t doing my best at empowering my mind and I FELT it. I wasn’t doing my best at showing up for myself and I was sad that I didn’t value myself enough to do so. I wasn’t LIVING what I was preaching so I wasn’t being authentic to myself nor to anyone else.
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That hasn’t been nor will it be the only time life knocks me on my knees. I’m sure there will be more of these powerful learning moments in my life and in YOURS too because that’s life—it’s beautiful but it can also be tough & unfair. So we will continue to fall & fail time and time again and that’s ok as long as you GET BACK UP 🤜 each time FIGHT BACK 🤜 and refuse to tolerate anything less than what you’re worth! Don’t live a mediocre life because we weren’t out here for that. We were placed here 🌏 🙏 to live our BEST LIVES with greatness so be sure you’re representing that the BEST you can ♥️! We can GET BACK UP. WE CAN DO HARD THINGS!
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Who says you can’t make real connections on ‘The Gram’? We live in a digital world, after all. Nicole ...
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Who says you can’t make real connections on ‘The Gram’? We live in a digital world, after all. Nicole (@life.by.design) and I first exchanged music, then realized we drove the same car. Then we were shocked to learn we work out at the same gym! I feel like I’ve been learning from her ever since. ... Who says you can’t make real connections on ‘The Gram’? We live in a digital world, after all. Nicole (@life.by.design) and I first exchanged music, then realized we drove the same car. Then we were shocked to learn we work out at the same gym! I feel like I’ve been learning from her ever since. It’s true what you say, Nicole, about design: it’s a binary process...a give and take. Just like friendships. And there’s nothing I value more than my friendships and family. Here’s to @quotifulapp, @goodgirlmafia and more hikes. 🙌🏻👯‍♂️
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Repost from @life.by.design @TopRankRepost Yesterday, I made the tough decision to take @quotifulapp out of the app store for the first time in 5 years. It's in the middle of a complete overhaul (sounds a like my personal life 🤔) and will be back this fall with an entirely new form (hoping personal life can follow suit).
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As I was redesigning the create tool of the app, the foundation of it's soul - being able to design your own quotes, mantras, and affirmations - I ran into something that perplexed me for days. Instead of racking my brain like I used to, desperately looking for the answer, I decided to just sit on it for a few. Give it some space. As a result, I did what helps me give a lot of things space in my life and got out in nature. This time on a hike to the top of the highest peak in Griffith Observatory Park with @diana_perkovic.
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While we were hiking we found ourselves sharing girl stories, laughing, and exchanging tips about our businesses. I noticed Diana kept asking me about my aesthetic, the visuals I use to tell the story of Life by Design, and my writing. I found myself asking her about her television/media presence, her phenomenal presentation skills, and her ability to so seamlessly speak about what she does and what she believes in. We were both asking each other for advice in the areas we’re lacking.
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I realized, we're both extroverted and communicative, but we think differently. I think in images first. Diana thinks in words. Even when it comes to my writing, I have to see it first, really bring myself back to that moment and feel it before I can find the words for it. She's...
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Let me say this with my chest. And it's gonna be long. Two captions long... The reason another human ...
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Let me say this with my chest. And it's gonna be long. Two captions long... The reason another human felt the need to post a working picture of this UBER-talented, brave man, #GeoffreyOwens, in the first place, is because most of society has been trained to look at creativity and goals in a linear ... Let me say this with my chest. And it's gonna be long. Two captions long... The reason another human felt the need to post a working picture of this UBER-talented, brave man, #GeoffreyOwens, in the first place, is because most of society has been trained to look at creativity and goals in a linear fashion, instead of the glorious, irregular, malleable cloud of randomness and spontaneity for which just about every heart yearns -- even the most ordered and practical of hearts and minds. Trust me, they do. I can't tell you how many people reach out with words of how they wish they could throw all caution to the wind, and experience some of the things I've gone off and done with no fear, no plan B. To LIVE. Freely. Doing something you love. But guess what? I did an interview once, and revealed that I sold my car for rent money some years back when I lived in Atlanta, with absolutely no qualms. A Lexus. Paid for. And I liked the dagone car, a lot. Then went car'less for over a year. I didn't have a car when I shot Quarantine 2, and relied on a homie to come and get me from GRIFFIN, GA and take me back to Atlanta every weekend once we wrapped for the week (talk about a real one!)... But I got every reaction, from proud, shocked, horrified, and confused -- especially from those that knew me in my 'past life', and know that I turned away from 3 undergrad degrees, a masters degree, and a six figure income (MID), to bounce down rabbit holes, skip along yellow brick roads, let my emotions pour from my body, and CREATE without any guarantees. See, if you view your world as this straight ladder to climb, every time you look up, no matter how high you are, someone's arse is always going to be in your face. And I know some people who pretend that every rung they're on is the highest. Fronting. All because they've placed themselves on this silly "ladder" in the first place. Everything to them is a win or loss. Lack or gain. Forwards or backwards. They have to acquire this amount of stuff by this age, an agent by this year, this many credits on IMDB compared to xyz...(con’t)
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"When the reality of raising a child with a severe heart condition first hit us, we were shocked to ...
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"When the reality of raising a child with a severe heart condition first hit us, we were shocked to learn that 1 in 110 babies are born with a heart defect. Because their scars are beneath their shirts, most people have no idea what these kids go through or that a congenital heart condition often ... "When the reality of raising a child with a severe heart condition first hit us, we were shocked to learn that 1 in 110 babies are born with a heart defect. Because their scars are beneath their shirts, most people have no idea what these kids go through or that a congenital heart condition often requires lifelong treatment.
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Seattle Children's Heart Center exists to give kids like Luke a rewarding and purposeful life. Without the research, technology and high level of care that defines this amazing clinic, our son would not be thriving. Because of the Heart Center's resources, families like ours can live with a lot less worry and a lot more laughs.
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After Luke's last surgery in 2017, I asked him what the hardest part of being in the hospital for 17 days was. He told me it was having to eat low-fat food. It wasn't the Intensive Care Unit, or the IVs, or the chest tubes and not even the middle-of-the-night checks of his vital signs. The hardest part was not getting to eat chips!
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Luke's response says so much about the resiliency of children, but also the level of care kids in our community receive at Seattle Children's. The Heart Center team manages to make even the hardest experiences positive. While Luke will never have a four-chambered heart, we're hopeful the amazing care he's received so far will push the need for another surgery long into the future.
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When we try to express the gratitude we have for our cardiac care team, thank you doesn't feel nearly enough. Every day we're grateful for their sharp minds, compassionate personalities and healing hands - the secret sauce that's given Luke his best shot at a full and true childhood. You'll never know how much it warms our hearts to see him live his life to the fullest!" - Jesse Smith, Luke's mom
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I love it when people come into my warehouse. They are always so shocked lol. I guess I don’t show much ...
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I love it when people come into my warehouse. They are always so shocked lol. I guess I don’t show much of this side of the business. But this side of my business is even more vital than the pretty marketing side you see all the time. . When you want to play with the big boys you better be able to deliver! . When ... I love it when people come into my warehouse. They are always so shocked lol. I guess I don’t show much of this side of the business. But this side of my business is even more vital than the pretty marketing side you see all the time.
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When you want to play with the big boys you better be able to deliver!
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When I got my first million dollar order I knew playtime was OVER!
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When a retailer places an order (big or small) you only have a few days to get it out of the warehouse. Shipping boxes to a house is a different ballgame than shipping pallets to multiple retail distribution centers.
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I had no training and I had no experience....all I had was hustle and determination!
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I didn’t have a mentor but I had faith in God, that he wouldn’t bring me this far to leave me!
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All you need is faith as small as a mustard seed, heart and hustle and you CAN live out your destiny.
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On set with my guest judge and fellow Detroiter @ChanitaFoster. Detroit girls are born with hustle running through their veins!
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If I could sit down long enough I would write this all down in a book! 😩
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I turned $500.00 into over $50,000,000.00 in sales in under 5 years. No business plan, no loans, no investment....and people ask why I give so much! Because I am a living testimony!
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You need to understand what God has the ability to do! He’s still a miracle worker. He’s still performing miracles daily. The God that performed miracles in my life will perform miracles in your life!
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The same God that turned water into wine is the same God that grew my business! He hasn’t changed. But you must remain faithful!
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He can take nothing and turn it into something! I don’t brag....I just feel obligated to share the miracles my God has done in my life!

#CourtneyAdeleye #TheManeChoice #WhosTheBAWSE
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On the 10th of June 2011, @nvconcepts booked this fresh up and coming artist at the Naval Yard in Philly. That night, 6,000 people showed up to see him and just before he played the intro track, he turned to me and said, “This is the largest crowd I’ve ever played to so far. I’m kinda nervous." ... On the 10th of June 2011, @nvconcepts booked this fresh up and coming artist at the Naval Yard in Philly. That night, 6,000 people showed up to see him and just before he played the intro track, he turned to me and said, “This is the largest crowd I’ve ever played to so far. I’m kinda nervous." I was shocked he said that. So all I could think of saying was, "They all came to see you tonight, you could literally piss on the front row and they would gladly open there mouths." He laughed and for a moment forgot about the thousands of frenzy fans and just pressed play. Here was a legend in the making, humble, nervous, but most of all, human.

Shortly thereafter, I started traveling with him off and on for the next few years as his videographer, his MC... his friend. He treated me like an equal, and he is the reason I follow my dreams today. Not because I’ve heard his music in passing or at a concert, but because I met the true person behind the legend. He was our modern day Beethoven and I was lucky enough to watch him compose and at times work on music with him. Still to this day when I start doubting my musical ability I look back at those moments and remember his encouragement towards me.

I witnessed some hard moments during those years, but the smiles were genuine and the memories were exactly like watching a movie in real life. He lived a life that only a few of us dare to dream. He lived a thousand lives in one instance. It’s bittersweet now. The nostalgia comes in waves. I'm kind of lost as an artist now as he literally created who I am today. My mentor is gone, and with that, my motivation to prove to him I can be a fraction of what he was. I selfishly wanted him to continue churning our emotions by writing the melodies to our hearts, but his job is done now. His legacy will live on through his music. And we will forever listen.
It’s hard for me to describe him without sounding so cliche. So, I felt it was more appropriate to share the last part to his very 1st published aftermovie I made in 2011. What he says sums up who he was.

R.I.P. Tim, you will always be my bigger younger brother I look up to. I hope you look down from time to time...
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This is my hometown and where both @brooklyndecker & I went to high school at one point. It deeply ...
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This is my hometown and where both @brooklyndecker & I went to high school at one point. It deeply saddens me/frustrates me that our world is coming to this. Please read and then help us take action! #endgunviolence • #Repost @brooklyndecker ・・・ This was my high school. I graduated in ... This is my hometown and where both @brooklyndecker & I went to high school at one point. It deeply saddens me/frustrates me that our world is coming to this. Please read and then help us take action! 💪
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This was my high school. I graduated in 2005. I took this picture as I was watching the news unfold because I was struck by the irony of the yellow “safe place” sign behind this student’s shoulder. I was also shocked by how unsurprising the whole event was. Our nation is rocked on a daily basis. We’ve had 75 gun incidents at schools in 2018. This was an isolated incident, and there was “only” one victim. But why are we even speaking in these terms now? “Only one” or “at least they got to live a long life” or “at least the bombs didn’t detonate.” I’m certainly not equipped to figure out a solution. I donated, I vocalized, I voted... but is that enough? What else can we be doing? How can we find productivity and move forward in this mess? I’m open to any and all ideas.
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Do you find yourself anxious and agitated in situations where things don’t go according to your ...
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Do you find yourself anxious and agitated in situations where things don’t go according to your plan? Do you cut people off or withhold affection and attention if someone doesn’t do it your way? Do you find yourself manipulating people and situations to control how people see you or others? ... Do you find yourself anxious and agitated in situations where things don’t go according to your plan? Do you cut people off or withhold affection and attention if someone doesn’t do it your way? Do you find yourself manipulating people and situations to control how people see you or others? Do you struggle to trust others? Do you struggle to trust God ? Control can be so easily hidden and at times look so noble...it can come dressed up in good intentions. I was shocked even within my own life as God turned the mirror on me and showed me times within my family and marriage where I tried to control the outcome or choices of the ones I loved because I believed it was “best for them”....in the end it only led to resentment from them and frustration for me...because the reality is The fruit of the spirit is not “others-control” but “self-control”....at the end of the day we cannot control anyone but ourselves. TONIGHT at CHERISH UNPLUGGED we are breaking the spirit of CONTROL!! Don’t live with torment, aggravation, anxiety and fear anymore....there will be biblical teaching to show us how we get caught in control as well as teaching and ministry prayer on how we get free from it!! Jesus paid a high price so we can live free....so let’s allow The Holy Spirit to break those chains so we can live with perfect peace and enjoy our lives and relationships #cherishunplugged #wherethespiritoftheLordis #thereisfreedom #inGodweTrust
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I felt betrayed. . He was supposed to be there to support my dreams. . When I quit my job working ...
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I felt betrayed. . He was supposed to be there to support my dreams. . When I quit my job working as a waiter a few years ago, my dad said something that shocked me. . He told me, that trying to work from my laptop at home in my Calvin Klein boxers was unrealistic. . He told me I wouldn’t make ... I felt betrayed.
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He was supposed to be there to support my dreams.
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When I quit my job working as a waiter a few years ago, my dad said something that shocked me.
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He told me, that trying to work from my laptop at home in my Calvin Klein boxers was unrealistic.
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He told me I wouldn’t make it.
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Maybe you’ve had people try to hold you back from your dreams.
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Maybe you’ve been scared to do the thing that will take you to the next level in some area of your life.
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Maybe you’ve had doubts about following your heart before.
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But follow your heart.
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It knows what’s best for you.
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By learning to trust yourself, you will be able to overcome any obstacle in life.
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On your deathbed, you won’t regret the things you did that made you happy.
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But you will regret the things you didn’t do that limited your personal fulfillment.
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You deserve better.
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This weekend, do something you are afraid to do.
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These experiences have allowed me to learn to trust myself.
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Today I get to live life on my own terms.
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Comment below if you are committed to following your heart!
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📸: @jazzcourtenay
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Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, ...
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Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, unfortunately I got to a point in my life where I wasn't eating healthy or working out to my full potential🏻‍♀️! I was lacking confidence, energy, and just didn't feel that great about myself... ... Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, unfortunately I got to a point in my life where I wasn't eating healthy 🍕or working out to my full potential🚶🏻‍♀️! I was lacking confidence, energy, and just didn't feel that great about myself😞... When I saw the picture on the left, I was shocked and knew I had to make a change immediately⚡️. .
Thankfully I had started my fitness journey about 6 months prior to discovering my husband had brain cancer. Fitness has been my outlet😤, it's where I can release my stress & worries. It's time for me, where I can forget about the difficulties around me.
I now have confidence, I feel AMAZING, I believe in ME!! People assume transformations are only on the outside.... But the transformations that happen on the inside are incredible💕!! .
Coaching literally saved our lives!! I can guarantee you Darren and I would not be where we are today without it!!! We're the healthiest we've ever been, happiest by far, we get to design our life the way we want too & it has helped me to become the #girlboss I've always wanted to become! .
All because of one picture that I saw of myself that made me decide it was time to make a change. .
If you want more info on becoming a Coach reach out🙋🏻‍♀️!! I have a NEW coach training that starts on Monday!! Send me a message OR comment below with "more info" and I can message you🙌🏻. What’s stopping you? We have one life to live... Why not make it the best?? 💃🏼💕
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Every new person you meet on your way brings a new energy into your life. It has been no different having ...
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Every new person you meet on your way brings a new energy into your life. It has been no different having my best friend @joanna_kulczynska here. We’ve known each other for 20 years and yet every time we meet its different and exciting as nothing in the universe ever stays the same. It so funny ... Every new person you meet on your way brings a new energy into your life. It has been no different having my best friend @joanna_kulczynska here. We’ve known each other for 20 years and yet every time we meet its different and exciting as nothing in the universe ever stays the same. It so funny to observe the shifts in ourselves and each other as we age (Now entering third decade of our friendship - priceless! Are we really that old? Seems like we were at uni yesterday!) For instance, for the vast majority of our friendship, I was the one initiating all evening outings, parties and anything that could have been an excuse to drink. Joanna, happily married since her mid-twenties, was much more resilient to the idea of going to seedy nightclubs in holiday resorts, whilst, I the relentless clubber, lived for partying and dancing (which sometimes led to funny episodes like spending hours looking for a club open in Miami on a Sunday) Now the roles have changed - I start my evening wind-down routine at 7pm, in bed at 8 and asleep by 9. Joanna in turn longed for the live latino music played in a super cool place right next to us and so into the nightlife we went. It was the first time I was out after dusk with live music in years! I really enjoyed it, altho still felt like a bit of an outsider there. Which in turn reminds me of the first raw foodist I ever found online - Victoria Boutenko. In one of her videos she described how after living in the forest eating nothing but wild edibles for over a decade, she separated from her husband and went to a women’s empowerment conference. She was stunned that so many of these women looked so good and healthy and were clearly thriving even tho most of them just ate ‘regular’ food! She was shocked to see there is happiness to be found outside raw food. Much in the same way I smiled watching ppl dancing, laughing and enjoying themselves. Now, back from the depths of Ubud’s nightlife, I hereby report to you: There IS life outside raw food. Still, tuning into what serves me best - I went for a cucumber-lime-mint mocktail (basically a green smoothie served by a barman) and was in bed by 8pm. For me, being raw feels too good to change!
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Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, ...
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Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, unfortunately I got to a point in my life where I wasn't eating healthy or working out to my full potential🏻‍♀️! I was lacking confidence, energy, and just didn't feel that great about myself... ... Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, unfortunately I got to a point in my life where I wasn't eating healthy 🍕or working out to my full potential🚶🏻‍♀️! I was lacking confidence, energy, and just didn't feel that great about myself😞... When I saw the picture on the left, I was shocked and knew I had to make a change immediately⚡️. .
Thankfully I had started my fitness journey about 6 months prior to discovering my husband had brain cancer. Fitness has been my outlet😤, it's where I can release my stress & worries. It's time for me, where I can forget about the difficulties around me.
I now have confidence, I feel AMAZING, I believe in ME!! People assume transformations are only on the outside.... But the transformations that happen on the inside are incredible💕!! .
Coaching literally saved our lives!! I can guarantee you Darren and I would not be where we are today without it!!! We're the healthiest we've ever been, happiest by far, we get to design our life the way we want too & it has helped me to become the #girlboss I've always wanted to become! .
All because of one picture that I saw of myself that made me decide it was time to make a change. .
If you want more info on becoming a Coach reach out🙋🏻‍♀️!! I have a NEW coach training that starts on Monday!! Send me a message OR comment below with "more info" and I can message you🙌🏻. What’s stopping you? We have one life to live... Why not make it the best?? 💃🏼💕
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I just wanted to say thank you for all of the kind words about my blog award finals. I have had some time ...
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I just wanted to say thank you for all of the kind words about my blog award finals. I have had some time to process it over this weekend as I was so shell shocked! This little community here is so important to me. It has been a tough year and I have never had to work so hard on myself. I am so proud of myself ... I just wanted to say thank you for all of the kind words about my blog award finals. I have had some time to process it over this weekend as I was so shell shocked! This little community here is so important to me. It has been a tough year and I have never had to work so hard on myself. I am so proud of myself for how far I have come. I have surrounded myself with the most amazing and kind people. I have been so inspired by so many of you on here and so grateful of the friendships I have made. If it wasn’t for this little community, I don’t think I would have found the strength to recover, better myself and live a better life. I am so excited for my future and now I can say that I am a finalist in the @britmums BIB awards! If anyone would be so kind as to vote for me, the link is on my profile 💕 I hope you all have the most wonderful Sunday. I have been in the greenhouse and my rose bushes are having another bloom so that is making me smile x #gingerandhergirls
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Maybe you are new here and I wanted to introduce myself but mainly so I could prompt you to introduce ...
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Maybe you are new here and I wanted to introduce myself but mainly so I could prompt you to introduce yourselves! 1. I’m Jennie Allen and the great love of my life is Jesus Christ and His Word- studying it, knowing Him and giving all of that away. 2. The next love of my life is this man, Zac Allen, ... Maybe you are new here and I wanted to introduce myself but mainly so I could prompt you to introduce yourselves!
1. I’m Jennie Allen and the great love of my life is Jesus Christ and His Word- studying it, knowing Him and giving all of that away.
2. The next love of my life is this man, Zac Allen, we have been through a lot of hard marriage to get to the awesome marriage we have today. He is the greatest cheerleader I have and pushes me to live bigger dreams for God than I would ever do on my own.
3. We have 2 girls who are becoming my best friends. I’m learning more from them these days than they are learning from me.
4. We have 2 boys who both adore football and you should know it’s kind of our thing... we live in Texas and we do A LOT of football. My youngest was adopted from Rwanda and Africa is another thing we adore.
4. I have given my life to discipling women through the local church. I build Biblestudies, write books, and teach a lot- all with that clear calling and goal. I believe in women. Giving them God and seeing them unleashed is my big dream in life and I get to do it everyday.
5. IF:Gathering has been a big part of that for the last 6 years. It is a gathering of women from around the world and these women and thousands of others run beside me building this dream. It’s quite a sisterhood, if you are looking for one.
6. And if you haven’t noticed we just moved to Dallas after 12 years in our beloved Austin and our oldest son shocked us all by choosing to play football around the corner at @smudallas!
And my one disclaimer to everything I just named... these are my greatest joys but also if I’m being real some of the hardest parts of life are also in these things. So I’m just saying the tidy little summary here is complicated too... we struggle but we also laugh a lot and I hope you feel loved here in this space.
Your turn! Little tribe, tell us about you!!
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we live out in the country where the power goes out often and is the last place to get turned back on. ...
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we live out in the country where the power goes out often and is the last place to get turned back on. this is how it’s been my whole life growing up in remote areas where you’ve gotta be able to take care of yourself & rely on your neighbors for help. . but the other night when the power went out again, ... we live out in the country where the power goes out often and is the last place to get turned back on. this is how it’s been my whole life growing up in remote areas where you’ve gotta be able to take care of yourself & rely on your neighbors for help.
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but the other night when the power went out again, it really hit me how dependent we are on the grid. even though I’ve spent my adult life learning old homesteading skills & moving towards a sustainable/self-sufficient lifestyle, I was still shocked at how immersed in technology I’ve become. .
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in winter here in the northern lands where the sun goes down at 4pm, without being able to work outside & with no power I’m embarrassed to say I didn’t know what to do with myself! I couldn’t scroll through IG, work on my computer, watch tv, read a book or knit in the dim lamp light. .
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it was such an awkward feeling to be a human being who’s become so accustomed to modern life that when all those shiny screens disappear you’ve got to remember how to live simply like all our ancestors did (or like anyone who’s old enough to remember the days before smart phones & computers. we didn’t even have tv growing up!)
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the thing is, if all of this technology disappeared from our lives & we sat around together in the warm dim light of the fireside, I doubt any of us would actually miss the glaring blue light of these screens & the millions of over-stimulating images we see every day on them.
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even though the adjustment is slightly awkward, there’s something deeply satisfying & nurturing to feel connected to the basic elements that support your life. .
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my grandma always tells me it’s really hard work to run a self-sufficient homestead, but I’m gonna keep trying my best to re-learn old skills & live as simply & humbly on the earth as I can for the rest of my life. .
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I’m thankful I still have my 92 year old grandma who grew up homesteading off grid. I keep going to her with my questions & she keeps pulling out old memories of things her mom did to feed & care for her family with what the land provided. these stories are like a warm glowing light radiating the wisdom gathered for generations, showing me the way forward 🕯
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Happy holidays guys! I had the pleasure of spending time with my family and just reflecting on a beach ...
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Happy holidays guys! I had the pleasure of spending time with my family and just reflecting on a beach because of course it’s Summer time for us (bizarre for many of you but yessss Christmas = Summertime for Aussies). It’s so funny when Christmas rolls around my friends and I always talk about ... Happy holidays guys! I had the pleasure of spending time with my family and just reflecting on a beach because of course it’s Summer time for us (bizarre for many of you but yessss Christmas = Summertime for Aussies). It’s so funny when Christmas rolls around my friends and I always talk about wishing for a white Christmas. We grow up watching all kinds of Christmas movies filled with all kinds of snow and winter vibes ❄️☃️but we don’t ever get that experience living in the Southern Hemisphere. But this time around, I realised I’ve really taken my country (Australia) for granted. Yesterday we had a different kind of white Christmas chilling on a gorgeously white sand beach with pristine blue waters with my loved ones and I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas. The sun always makes me infinitely happier and I’m more of a outdoorsy girl anyway! Yesterday, Appa and I took thambi into the water and had him sit by the shore and let the waves hit him and it was just SOOO nice to see him experience that. I don’t think there is a happier moment for me than watching my brother experiencing things in life, with his big goofy adorable smile. All the things we take for granted. He was just soo intrigued, shocked and then started giggling. I could see he was really paying attention to the sound of the waves and the feeling of it crashing against his body. As I sat there just mesmerised by him enjoying life, I realised THIS is how I want to live my life. To be truly in the moment and appreciate the eff out of it despite any circumstances. I remember after we took thambi out of the water back to the family, I went back into the water and just had a moment to myself. I was floating around, jumping the waves just being one with the water. I told myself, from this day onwards it’s about living in the moment. Choosing happiness, gratitude, love and perseverance NOW despite what life throws at u or graces you with. I wish the same for you all on your own journeys and paths and hope you all live in the moment NOW despite your situations. You with me?—& with that I send you all my love and positive vibes! ✨☀️💗
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Our Gold Key Gala tickets make great holiday gifts!<span class="emoji emoji1f381"></span> Each ticket includes an exciting night in downtown ...
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Our Gold Key Gala tickets make great holiday gifts! Each ticket includes an exciting night in downtown Nashville (free parking!) with original art by our artists, live jazz and live painting, a silent auction, and complimentary food and drinks throughout the evening! Most importantly, ... Our Gold Key Gala tickets make great holiday gifts!🎁 Each ticket includes an exciting night in downtown Nashville (free parking!) with original art by our artists, live jazz and live painting, a silent auction, and complimentary food and drinks throughout the evening! Most importantly, your attendance makes a difference! -
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After the gala, I was really shocked by the art world and how different it was from the world I was living in at the time I was homeless. Everybody was dressed up and having fun, but like everything, the party ended. Everybody goes home, everybody is driving their cars, putting their kids to bed. And I’m sleeping in a sleeping bag in a tent. I don’t have locks and keys to make me feel secure. The loneliness, not being part of the life other people were living—that was really, really hard. It was hard for me to go home that night after the Cinderella ball.” -
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After 4 years on the streets in Nashville, Kateri transitioned into housing in 2015 with the help of Open Table Nashville. Support our artists impacted by homelessness when you purchase your 2019 gala tickets. Learn more at GoldKeyGala.org.
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Left) me as a out in the open gay male <span class="emoji emoji1f4af"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f44c"></span>🏽<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ right )when I said imma live my best life for me and transitioned ...
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Left) me as a out in the open gay male 🏽️ right )when I said imma live my best life for me and transitioned 🤙tbt I been broke the internet and had the world 🌎 talking celebrities and all shocked at my look Left) me as a out in the open gay male 💯👌🏽❤️ right )when I said imma live my best life for me and transitioned 🤙👠😍❤️👍😊🌹tbt I been broke the internet and had the world 🌎 talking celebrities and all shocked at my look 👀💯💯🔱👠
Heyloo guys<span class="emoji emoji1f604"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f601"></span> Sorry for not posting, it's holidays and I'm: "living my life" in my bed, sick and bored<span class="emoji emoji270c"></span>🏼️<span class="emoji emoji1f621"></span> ...
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Heyloo guys Sorry for not posting, it's holidays and I'm: "living my life" in my bed, sick and bored🏼️ But anyywayyssssssss.... I made this edit from scratch (stating the obvious here) and I'm wondering if I should a little competition? Idk something real little, I'll think about it ... Heyloo guys😄😁 Sorry for not posting, it's holidays and I'm: "living my life" in my bed, sick and bored✌🏼️😡 But anyywayyssssssss.... I made this edit from scratch (stating the obvious here) and I'm wondering if I should a little competition? Idk something real little, I'll think about it make an edit and yeah. Please DM me more ideas, I'm actually running out here xø😂😙 Thanks you for support and not unfollowing! -B✨👻 #vintage #girl #shock #shocked #books #book #laugh #life #live #love #pretty #scratch #obvious #sick #bored #happy #days #pink #oldentimes #old #times #time #olden #✌🏼️
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AOTD: Sorry, I forgot 😂😂💖
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Meet my new best friend, Eva. She's a little bit scared of heights. Her laugh is contagious. She loves ...
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Meet my new best friend, Eva. She's a little bit scared of heights. Her laugh is contagious. She loves splashing in the water. And she will grab your hand to show you adventures. . The other evening, I was hidden away in my favorite place to watch the sunset. It's a very quiet place that is usually ... Meet my new best friend, Eva. She's a little bit scared of heights. Her laugh is contagious. She loves splashing in the water. And she will grab your hand to show you adventures.
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The other evening, I was hidden away in my favorite place to watch the sunset. It's a very quiet place that is usually uninterrupted. However, on this particular night, I heard a little giggle disturb my peace. I looked up and saw this sweet little girl smiling at me, followed by her mamma. The mom was shocked to see me because like I said, it's a hidden spot. She apologized for ruining my quiet but, I told her that it was no problem. She then told me my eyes were beautiful and after thanking her I chuckled and said I'm glad she thought so because I had just been crying. She looked at me, her eyes wide and told me that she had come here to cry too.
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It was in that moment, Eva splashing in the background that her mom collapsed in my arms in sobs. She cried it out as I patted her back and once she could speak again, she told me her story. The heartache, the tragedy, the pain, the danger, the fear. She said she felt at her end but I saw something else in her. I saw a courage waiting to be uncovered and a strength that she didn't know could be hers. With my hand on her shoulder I asked if I could pray for her. She said yes and I let the Holy Spirit flow. As I was praying the Lord showed me that He was bathing her in His love. She started crying again but it was different. It was a release of pain and a grasp of hope. I told her about Jesus and that He wanted to be her everything. She said she wanted to know Him. So right there in the sand, we prayed and the angels rejoiced. Right there she knew true joy and peace. Right there she released the throne of her heart to the one who died for it. Right there was a turning point for everything.
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Then, we went to the beach the next day and she brought her whole family so I could meet them. Last night she texted me, "You are now a part of our family". Tonight as I sit and reflect, I am reminded of hope. I am reminded that love wins. I am reminded that this is how I want to live my whole life - uninhibited, bold, and free. JOIN ME!!!
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AMAZING WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS IN 90 DAY <span class="emoji emoji1f631"></span> . John Howe is the WINNER of our New Year, New You Transformation ...
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AMAZING WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS IN 90 DAY . John Howe is the WINNER of our New Year, New You Transformation Challenge. John lost a total of 34 lbs in 90 days! He won $450! As a testament to his commitment to his new lifestyle, he used his prize money for further training. . JOHN'S TESTIMONIAL “Before ... AMAZING WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS IN 90 DAY 😱
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John Howe is the WINNER of our New Year, New You Transformation Challenge. John lost a total of 34 lbs in 90 days! He won $450! As a testament to his commitment to his new lifestyle, he used his prize money for further training.
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JOHN'S TESTIMONIAL
“Before starting the Sol Force New Year, New You Challenge my original goal was to lose pounds that had crept up over the past 5 years.  I’ll be 57 years old next month and I needed to get my health back in order. Seeing an advertisement about the challenge set off the panic button in my head that I better pay attention to my eating habits as well as my exercise regimen.  Immediately after Zack changed my diet and exercise program I noticed my strength and flexibility improving and the weight starting flying off. I was shocked to achieve significant improvement in my waist, legs, chest and shoulders -- my legs haven't looked this good in years and I can see actual muscle.  It was nice (albeit expensive) to buy an entire new wardrobe and feel great about it. And losing 34lbs so far – well, that was beyond my expectations. Thank you, Zach, Solinda, and Nemo, your support has inspired me to another level. During the challenge I actually pursued and accomplished becoming a Certified Personal trainer.  I am proof that your program works and this is just the beginning."
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John is simply a great human being, and fitness has changed his life forever. This is the impact that brings us so much fulfillment - changing both body and mind of our clients, and watching other areas of their life significantly improve with their new found confidence and positive outlook on life.
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If you are looking to increase your energy, lose body fat, gain muscle, become more productive, become more confident, reduce anxiety, reduce stress, and live a happier life shoot me a DM and lets achieve all these things for YOU.
#transformationtuesday
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🐈This past year has been one of the most difficult yet. I experienced so much change in a short amount ...
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🐈This past year has been one of the most difficult yet. I experienced so much change in a short amount of time I was kind of shell shocked. Life didn’t seem real. I learned though, in this past year that it is ok to be alone and how to live life alone. I learned how to make my own happiness. We all ... 🐈This past year has been one of the most difficult yet. I experienced so much change in a short amount of time I was kind of shell shocked. Life didn’t seem real.
👽I learned though, in this past year that it is ok to be alone and how to live life alone. I learned how to make my own happiness. We all look for external factors to make us happy when really we need to look inward at our selves. ✌🏻
🌻Since the start of 2018 I have grown to love myself so much more! I am so happy with my life, where I am and the woman I am growing to be! A large part of this happiness is because I have become more involved in the rave culture. The rave family has so much love and happiness to give, it moves me. EVERYONE deserves to feel this happy and have these experiences. 🦕I challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and come dance with me! Let the music take control and move you! EDM culture teaches us to love ourself and others, positivity and good vibes! #plur 💙💜
This picture is from @hippiesabotage where I danced my little heart out. I was super sweaty and tired but I was in a state of pure bliss! ✨Come dance with me and feel the good vibes✨



#plur #ravefamily #rave #ravebabes #peace #love #goodvibes #loveyourself #justdance #girlswhorave #hippiesabotage #dance #littlealien #edc #letsdance #edm #edmlifestyle #edmdance
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“What?! You have haters and trolls? No way!” Jacque asked and looked shocked.<span class="emoji emoji1f631"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f633"></span> . Unfortunately, ...
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“What?! You have haters and trolls? No way!” Jacque asked and looked shocked. . Unfortunately, yes I do. It is not the glamorous side of business online. . I like to keep my social media positive and authentic to who I am now because that is how I live my life in real life. Took me years to ... “What?! You have haters and trolls? No way!” Jacque asked and looked shocked.😱😳
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Unfortunately, yes I do. It is not the glamorous side of business online.
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I like to keep my social media positive and authentic to who I am now because that is how I live my life in real life. Took me years to build the AH-MAZING life I have now. Especially coming from nothing. I am so proud of where I am! 🤗
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But somehow I still get trolls who write negative comments or have to critique my looks.
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“You’re ugly!”
“You’re skinny! You need to lift weights.”
“Hate vegan people like you.”
“You can’t possibly eat that healthy!”
“You’re so fake!”
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And those are the PG comments.🙄
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There was a time when those comments would have crushed me. But with years of personal development and a healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t bother me at all.
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It makes me so sad for them. I just bless and release them. I don’t comment on the negativity and feed into it. I just delete the negative comments and block them.🚫
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The upside is that I have more positive people than negative ones.😃🙌🏻Your vibe attract your tribe. I have the largest positive tribe a girl can ask for.❤️
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If you get trolls on your page, just know it says everything about them, not you. Don’t let that one comment bother you. Don’t let the trolls steal your joy from living your life in the present moment. Just send them love and light! They need it more.✨❤️✨
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#byefelicia #hatersgonnahate #blessandrelease #healthinista #liveyourbestlife
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LIFE WON'T GIVE SECOND CHANCE. . It was their anniversary, and Aisha was waiting for her husband ...
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LIFE WON'T GIVE SECOND CHANCE. . It was their anniversary, and Aisha was waiting for her husband Ahmed to show up. . Things had changed since their marriage, the once cute couple couldn't-live-without-each-other had turned bitter. . Fighting over every little things, both didn't ... LIFE WON'T GIVE SECOND CHANCE.
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It was their anniversary, and Aisha was waiting for her husband Ahmed to show up.
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Things had changed since their marriage, the once cute couple couldn't-live-without-each-other had turned bitter.
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Fighting over every little things, both didn't like the way things had changed.
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Aisha was waiting to see if Ahmed remembered it was their anniversary!
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Just as the door bell rang she ran to find her husband wet and smiling with a bunch of flowers in his hand.
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The two started re-living the old days. Sharing old beautiful memories. And it was raining outside! It was perfect.
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But the moment paused when the phone in the bedroom rang.

Aisha went to pick it up and it was a man. "Hello ma'am I'm calling from the police station. Is this Mr Ahmed Hasan's number?"
"Yes it is!"
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"I'm sorry ma'am; but there was an accident and a man died.
We got this number from his wallet; we need you to come and identify his body."
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Aisha's heart sank.!!! She was shocked!
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But my husband is here with me?"
"Sorry ma'am, but the incident took place at 2 pm, when he was boarding the train."
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Aisha was about to lose her conscience.
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How could this happen??
She ran into the other room.
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He was not there. It was true! He had left her for good!!
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She rolled on the floor in pain. She lost her chance Forever!
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Suddenly there was a noise from the bathroom, the door opened and Ahmed came out and said "Darling, I forgot to tell you my wallet got stolen today".
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LIFE MIGHT NOT GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE. SO NEVER WASTE A MOMENT WHEN YOU CAN STILL MAKE UP FOR YOUR WRONGS!!!
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So for Allaah’s sake let's start making amendments...
To parents
To siblings
To friends
And many more other relationships..
No one is promised tomorrow. Have a wonderful Life with no regrets!
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I was actually shocked by the difference of these two photos - but maybe it’s just me <span class="emoji emoji1f648"></span> I remember ...
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I was actually shocked by the difference of these two photos - but maybe it’s just me I remember a family member commenting on my “manly back” when I was 12 or 13 years old. Ever since then, I’ve been very self conscious about my back and always perceive it as wide and, well, “manly”... The ... I was actually shocked by the difference of these two photos - but maybe it’s just me 🙈
I remember a family member commenting on my “manly back” when I was 12 or 13 years old.
Ever since then, I’ve been very self conscious about my back and always perceive it as wide and, well, “manly”... 🙊
The reason I know that this is all in my head is that even when I was about 40-50lbs lighter than now, I still saw my back the exact same way.
Today, I’m making peace with this little voice inside of me, because my back is just fine and so is yours 😬
We all may have a body part of ours that others have commented on, but remember that you don’t have to accept their comments as your reality.
Your body is fine just the way it is and as long as you take care of it as best you can, you will live your best life 🤗❤️️️️

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Love is a powerful thing, so often we miss it in Life. So if you know much of Azul or have followed his ...
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Love is a powerful thing, so often we miss it in Life. So if you know much of Azul or have followed his pictures then you know he seems to “love” his faux fur fluffy white blanket. He likes it so much that it seems to have been the only thing that keeps him sleeping in another room from me, under normal ... Love is a powerful thing, so often we miss it in Life. So if you know much of Azul or have followed his pictures then you know he seems to “love” his faux fur fluffy white blanket. He likes it so much that it seems to have been the only thing that keeps him sleeping in another room from me, under normal circumstances this guy does not let me out of his site to the point that he will follow me from room to room even the bathroom etc. Well tonight I put an extra pillow on the floor before falling asleep, he was already asleep out on his bed in the living room on his white blanket is over his bed in the bedroom. So I just woke up and happened to look down and was shocked to see him sleeping next to me on the extra pillow... it really impacted me to see him there because it was like wow, this big dog just barely fitting on this pillow over his big comfy bed in order to be closer to me. Interesting to me because how many people make their decisions in life between comfort and true Love, or real Love. We live in a world shrouded in deception where even our words are often designed to hold double meanings (at least English) it’s no wonder so many are searching for real meaning and often find an answer in a lie. I’m have been one of those people, thought I was “awake” but I was so deceived. We can learn a lot from animals, one thing Azul teaches me about daily is Love. Know that there is a light that blinds, and Truth that gives site even in the midst of darkness and chaos. (Oh and he just farted, smells like rotten pumpkin and potato chips - you’re welcome) #azulstaffy
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Let me tell you a story . It was 5 years ago when i started to talk nonsense about living in japan. ...
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Let me tell you a story . It was 5 years ago when i started to talk nonsense about living in japan. I myself never knew when i will live, for how long, and how to make it. I just knew that somehow i am going to live in this country. That time i never knew whether i could made it or not, i didnt really care, ... Let me tell you a story
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It was 5 years ago when i started to talk nonsense about living in japan. I myself never knew when i will live, for how long, and how to make it. I just knew that somehow i am going to live in this country. That time i never knew whether i could made it or not, i didnt really care, and to be honest i even never tried to realize it. It was just a nonsense things slipped out of my mouth.
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But let me tell you something. God (Life) likes to played us around. Sometimes trivial and impossible things could be in front of your eyes just in a blink of an eye. Thoughts and words that you think nonsense could impact really big where you yourself could shocked about how this life works. And even the fact that right now i am living in this beautiful metropolis still makes me laughing everytime. But yeah, life always fucked us man, every fucking time.
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And as soon as i realized, i already walk on my ‘slipped words of my mouth’. Being gaijin (but also local), far from home, because of what i wished for back years ago, celebrating my blackjack. 21 down, more to go...smart hipster bastard. Blackjack full of life lessons.
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Heads up! Loooong post ahead! I AM SORRY! I am feeling too emotional right now! LOOOL Yesterday ...
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Heads up! Loooong post ahead! I AM SORRY! I am feeling too emotional right now! LOOOL Yesterday marked the end of my magical experience. To say that I was (still am tbh) shocked to be chosen as one of the lucky 6 people who got to undergo this once in a lifetime experience of interning for the ... Heads up! Loooong post ahead! I AM SORRY! I am feeling too emotional right now! LOOOL

Yesterday marked the end of my magical experience. To say that I was (still am tbh) shocked to be chosen as one of the lucky 6 people who got to undergo this once in a lifetime experience of interning for the number 1 musical in the world is an understatement.

Initially, I was very hesitant to send my resume because I thought, what are the odds that an internationally renowned play would accept me as their intern when I barely have any experience outside high school and college theatres. If anything, two people really pushed me to send my resume – @camille.velicaria and @riaalba. They encouraged me to send my resume or else I might regret it later on in life. So when I received a call from @annayulo telling me that I got in, I thought I was in a dream! (well, I literally just woke up when I answered her call so either it was a dream or a scam lol hahaha)
On my first day as an intern, I thought I got accepted in their stage management internship program, but on the very same day, I was told that I would be interning for the company management. Another pleasant, albeit nerve-racking, surprise! This was the first time that I was asked to join the Company Management Department and it’s no less than THE Lion King! Everything was new to me. I knew I had to stay 100000% focused and professional. @natepeter and I were so awkward that first week! HEHEHE!

After weeks of working with everyone, I was amazed at how everything came through. I feel so thrilled and overwhelmed to see how everything came out to be so magical. I just feel so blessed to have witness everything – from making the tiniest little prop to the full on live show!
I am lucky to have met some of the most passionate, hardworking, loving and caring people that I know today. These people continue to inspire me to create bigger goals and reach for them. They give me drive to strive better, to do better. It has been an honor to meet them and more so, to work with them.

Thank you Lion King! Thank you Michael Cassel Group! Thank you Concertus & Ticket World! This is the best experience of my life! ❤️
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Transformation Tuesday's aren't always easy to post,<span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span>🏻 BUT I think about that ONE person who is ...
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Transformation Tuesday's aren't always easy to post,🏻 BUT I think about that ONE person who is in the same situation I was in... If I could just reach HER, it's all worth it! . Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, unfortunately ... Transformation Tuesday's aren't always easy to post,🙌🏻 BUT I think about that ONE person who is in the same situation I was in... If I could just reach HER, it's all worth it!
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Yes, the picture on the left is me about 9 years ago. People assume that I was always small... Nope, unfortunately I got to a point in my life where I wasn't eating healthy 🍕or working out to my full potential🚶🏻‍♀️! I was lacking confidence, energy, and just didn't feel that great about myself😞... When I saw the picture on the left, I was shocked and knew I had to make a change immediately⚡️. Thankfully I had started my fitness journey about 6 months prior to discovering my husband had brain cancer. Fitness has been my outlet😤, it's where I can release my stress & worries. It's time for me, where I can forget about the difficulties around me. .
I now have confidence, I feel AMAZING, I believe in ME!! People assume transformations are only on the outside.... But the transformations that happen on the inside are incredible💕!! .
Coaching literally saved our lives!! I can guarantee you Darren and I would not be where we are today without it!!! We're the healthiest we've ever been, happiest by far, we get to design our life the way we want too & it has helped me to become the #girlboss I've always wanted to become! .
All because of one picture that I saw of myself that made me decide it was time to make a change. .
If you want more info on becoming a Coach, even if you need it for the accountability like I did, reach out!! Send me a message OR comment below with "more info" and I can message you🙌🏻. What’s stopping you? We have one life to live... Why not make it the best?? 💃🏼💕.
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Today at work it was a little crazy. I have probably have never felt so irritated at work in such a long ...
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Today at work it was a little crazy. I have probably have never felt so irritated at work in such a long time. But little moments came up towards the end that made me take a step back and realize how awesome God is. I was wiping down a table for the closing shift. The family that was using it was still ... Today at work it was a little crazy. I have probably have never felt so irritated at work in such a long time. But little moments came up towards the end that made me take a step back and realize how awesome God is.
I was wiping down a table for the closing shift. The family that was using it was still around lingering as they headed out. The little boy grabbed the rag (table Turner) from my hand. I said "hey it's alright I can do it". He responded "no I want to help out". I told him it's okay it's my job but he kept insisting and continued to wipe down the table and proceeded to the other table his family was using.
Earlier today, it was pouring rain outside the restaurant and people were jogging into shelter. There was a little boy, probably 6 years old, who kept the door open for people for maybe 5-10 minutes even though he was getting wet. I gave him a free ice cream cone and said "never stop opening the door for people. Keep doing what you're doing" And then toward the end after I clocked out, a co-worker and I were talking and for some reason we got into the conversation of me moving around and how my parents gave up everything to serve in the mission field. He looked at me with shocked and awe and said, "Brianna you practically lived life to the full". I couldn't contain my encouragement because sometimes mundane days, it doesn't seem like I did or still do. But today, there were just little moments where I feel like I was living life to the full. Even moments that I wasn't a part of, to even be able to witness, is still a God given gift.
Big moments are exciting, but small moments are equally as cherish.
I may be rambling but that's okay. I was just encouraged that God gave me little moments today to remember that I am still living life to the full. "I have come that they may live life, and have it to the full" John 10:10
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I’m so beyond proud of my gorgeous client @jordannanativ - she’s published!! and sharing her journey ...
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I’m so beyond proud of my gorgeous client @jordannanativ - she’s published!! and sharing her journey with everyone #AspireAndInspire #stronggirlslifestyle ・・・ #Repost @jordannanativ So this happened....I got published in this month’s @inside_fitness magazine featuring @parker_physique ... I’m so beyond proud of my gorgeous client @jordannanativ - she’s published!! and sharing her journey with everyone💓 #AspireAndInspire #stronggirlslifestyle ・・・
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So this happened....I got published in this month’s @inside_fitness magazine featuring @parker_physique #pinchme
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Always a secret dream of mine to be one of those fit girls. Someone who could easily manoeuvre their way through the gym, understand nutrition, wear anything, feel confident and share values of a healthy lifestyle with as many people as possible. Basically a total #fitspiration
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As I embarked on my fitness journey I had a lot of limiting beliefs to overcome. Stories I told myself that held me back. People in my life that made me feel small. I kept myself small for far too long avoiding my own great gifts because of fear. #mindsetiskey people. .
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Being part of @teamstronggirls I found my tribe. A group of bad ass women who don’t just look good for their age and stage of life but live and breathe a sustainable fitness led lifestyle. And breeds stepping out of comfort in favour for stepping up in life! #believeandyouwillachieve We inspire one another and those around us. A community that supports no matter what. #rideordie kind of support if you ask me. .
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Some of these women are my best friends. We’ve laughed and cried together. Celebrated victories and supported through stumbles. We’ve travelled together and created unbelievable memories. Achieved amazing goals, together. #friendsforlife
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Now I’m part of this crazy club of published STRONG GIRLS and couldn’t be prouder —> @coach_jvb @jaqioh @corrina.payne @meglovenotwar @lorclem @j_golubovic and @tina.brockman (Whom I share this issue with BTW)
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I look back and I’m shocked at my own transformation. Yes I look different. But most importantly my insides are different. Every day I’m becoming the version of myself that was once a vision. Sometimes this scares me but most times it’s inspiring. .
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I’m so thankful for the love and support around me, life is an incredible ride and you’ll never know what you can achieve until you put in the work.
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Who would’ve guessed this mama would be published in a magazine
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I’ve been watching the speeches at today’s #MarchForOurLives protest. Hearing Edna Chavez of ...
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I’ve been watching the speeches at today’s #MarchForOurLives protest. Hearing Edna Chavez of South Central LA saying she learned to duck from gunshots before she learned how to read got to me. If you live in any hood you know about gang life. Your hometown, your neighbor”HOOD” is actually ... I’ve been watching the speeches at today’s #MarchForOurLives protest. Hearing Edna Chavez of South Central LA saying she learned to duck from gunshots before she learned how to read got to me.
If you live in any hood you know about gang life. Your hometown, your neighbor”HOOD” is actually just a place where gang members are literally born and raised. You’re aware of who those people are. You might even be friends with some of them because you grew up with them and see the good side of their hearts. I grew up with so many friends and neighbors who were involved. We all knew who they were, we knew their parents, brothers and sisters— We knew who they were affiliated with, what they sold, what they did and we went on with our lives. This still happens. We were raised thinking it IS NORMAL.
We were brought up in reverse. We’re blessed to revert out of that life and see how it should be, but so many of us aren’t and the cycle continues. I remember doing my eyeliner on prom day in my room, excited, listening to music... (The picture above is that day in my room) and than “KA-KA-KA-KAA—KAAAA” followed by tires screeching around the corner of my block. It startled me and I poked my eye. Turns out, my neighbor, Mrs. Dodd had a grandson who was visiting from college. He was shot dead on her front yard from a drive by. I knew it was gunshots right away. Remembering that day, of course I was shocked but I shrugged it off, and kept getting ready for my prom! What a monster!! I didn’t even cry. I still went to prom with a red eye from the eyeliner poke. Can you believe, I still had the audacity to smile and be happy, dance the night away and have fun with my friends as if nothing traumatic even happened on the block that I lived. Man, that’s sad. I’m glad God allowed me to remember that memory, even if it is as ugly as it was.

A kid doesn’t get to choose where they live, or where they are raised. We all grow up wishing the absolute best for our kids. We all want more for our children than what we had. I know that’s always been the case for my family. Some may wonder, “Why would you raise a family in an unsafe neighborhood?” Running out of space, swipe thru to read more
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-22 January 2018- . ah ma, today marks the 3rd year that you're gone. many were shocked that you ...
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-22 January 2018- . ah ma, today marks the 3rd year that you're gone. many were shocked that you left so early. i was honestly scared for the future that lies ahead of me as you were always the one that help and pull the family together whenever times get tough. it was never easy to let go of you, ... -22 January 2018-
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ah ma, today marks the 3rd year that you're gone. many were shocked that you left so early. i was honestly scared for the future that lies ahead of me as you were always the one that help and pull the family together whenever times get tough. it was never easy to let go of you, i deleted photos and memories that we had together just to stop myself from crying and being sad. many days spent on crying myself to sleep cause' i just can't sleep knowing that you're not here anymore. unknowing, you were my source of strength and confidence and when God took you away, all of it left and i have to pretend to have those and fake that i was okay when it never was. it was hard to cope with secondary 3 with all the new subjects and friends thinking that i must show that i am capable of doing well despite a lost. times were tough as we have to learn to live without you and be independent. i took on many roles of an adult when i wasn't ready.
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i'm really thankful that now i see this lost as a gain. despite losing someone that i love, i gain many opportunities to learn the hardship of an adult and it motivated me to do well so that i can provide my parents a more comfortable life in the future.
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i'm really thankful for my parents, my aunt and my friends for always being there for me when i couldn't seem to move on and making me feel happier even if it's just a bit. i'm also thankful for God that walked with me throughout this painful 3 years and showed me many things that i am capable of and the miracles that You can do with prayers.
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even though life isn't the best right now, i'm thankful that i have this life and the people around me that i can rely on.
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and to my grandma, i really miss you and i hope that if i ever see you again, we can catch up on all the things that we've never talked about since then. i love you so much and thanks for being the strength to me even when you're not here physically ❤️
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Last year this time I was on the rice fields in Ubud, taking in the amazing experience of being in Bali, ...
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Last year this time I was on the rice fields in Ubud, taking in the amazing experience of being in Bali, Indonesia. A lot can happen in a year. A lot has happened in a year. After returning from Bali I was on a "life high", relishing in all the moments I had while plotting my next travel destination. ... Last year this time I was on the rice fields in Ubud, taking in the amazing experience of being in Bali, Indonesia. A lot can happen in a year. A lot has happened in a year. After returning from Bali I was on a "life high", relishing in all the moments I had while plotting my next travel destination. Little did I know, my world would literally get flipped upside down in a matter of months. ------------------------------------------------------
I have always had health challenges as it pertained to my kidneys, but was told with medication and monitoring I would live a relatively heathy life. It was a recent visit to the Dr that created a shift. My health condition had gotten significantly worse overnight. My kidney function had dropped and if I didn't start dialysis immediately I could die. It sounds dramatic in theory but it was the case. I was dumbfounded. Shocked. Overwhelmed. All the adjectives you can think of. I never thought I would get to this point at this stage in my life. I have a rare chronic kidney disease called FSGS and the strain of the disease I have my kidneys were going to fail. It was just a matter of time. Until I can get a kidney transplant, I am on dialysis to help clean my blood so I can remain functional. It's been physically and emotionally draining. ------------------------------------------------------
God decided to bless me with a Dr that recently took over my care and I have to say has helped keep me sane though all of my challenges. I have the support of friends and family around me that help keep me going and I am so blessed and thankful for that. I chose to share my testimony because I felt the need to let people know that we all have struggles and issues in life, but if you keep the faith and place God first, He will see you through. I am so blessed He gave me another year and I am at a place now where I'm am just taking things day by day. Enjoying each moment, each memory and each blessing. Truly living in the moment. So cheers to Thirty + 1! 🎉💜☺️
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I was looking for a specific picture and had to go WAY back on instagram to find it.... but what I found ...
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I was looking for a specific picture and had to go WAY back on instagram to find it.... but what I found shocked me!! It was a picture of me in 2012 the smallest I've ever been! I even had abs!! 🏻 And for a second... I was bummed.. why I had I let myself go!!! . I pulled myself together and went down ... I was looking for a specific picture and had to go WAY back on instagram to find it.... but what I found shocked me!! It was a picture of me in 2012 the smallest I've ever been! I even had abs!! 🙌🏻 And for a second... I was bummed.. why I had I let myself go!!!😩
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I pulled myself together and went down to my gym to workout. And this is what came to me.. That girl back in 2012... wasn't happy with her body then... I know.. shocking, right?? I was obsessed with what I ate and worked out A TON...but I was never truly satisfied! I still thought I had weight to lose. It's crazy, I know!
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Today, I am 10 lbs heavier! YUP! But guess what, I'm so happy with where I am right now! I workout 6 days a week, I FULLY live the 80/20 (sometimes it becomes 70/30), I enjoy life!! And I don't obsess over things! We have one life to live! Make it the best!👊🏻 You with me??
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I wanted to share this not for praise but for myself as a realisation of honestly how far I have really ...
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I wanted to share this not for praise but for myself as a realisation of honestly how far I have really come. This picture shows better then any other the journey I have been on and how far this journey has taken me. On the left is the only picture I have from September when I started that I can find ... I wanted to share this not for praise but for myself as a realisation of honestly how far I have really come. This picture shows better then any other the journey I have been on and how far this journey has taken me. On the left is the only picture I have from September when I started that I can find at this current moment. On the right is yesterday. In 7 months I have accomplished so much and have come so far. I look at the comparison and I look at myself from before and I am shocked and quite disgusted that I could let myself get like that. Though I have to be realistic and understand the issues medically I had before the picture was taken in the previous year and months played a very large impact and the last major amount of weight i gained. I look at how I used to be with food, exercise and how I used to feel and I never want to feel like that again. I look absolutely tragic and terrible and felt even worse. I aim to be as healthy as possible and live the rest of my in this new way and never go back to the way i used to be. I used to be a size 24 almost 26 now I am 18-16. when I look at clothes I used to wear it really makes me realise the difference and even more physically the difference with images. I don't try to push my new life style on anyone and force them to be like me. I am choosing this new way of life for myself. Everyone has their own life choice, they have the option to decide what they want to do or not to do. This is my life and I'll do what's best for me not what's best for other people. Everyone's has their own life and this is mine. I have changed my life and that's what suits me and my health. #weightlossjourney #weightloss #weightlosslifestyle #7months
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"GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!" that is the saying that I strive to achieve throughout my whole live be it through ...
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"GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!" that is the saying that I strive to achieve throughout my whole live be it through swimming or any sport that I take part in, this quote has also applied to the way in which it has changed my life for the better, getting my love for the gym back again @afblaxland . But if you ... "GO HARD OR GO HOME!!!" that is the saying that I strive to achieve throughout my whole live be it through swimming or any sport that I take part in, this quote has also applied to the way in which it has changed my life for the better, getting my love for the gym back again @afblaxland . But if you break down the "HARD"
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This is something that I have always worked towards to gain my achievements in life, it's something that I use and I HIGHLY suggest using as well!!!! 🤙🙌 Post surgery I was someone who didn't have the energy to get through the day, had near no motivation to do anything, I started bingeing on junk which I then realised wasn't the best thing, so I decided I needed to change this and this is where two of my mates that I thought may not come back in my life again but now work as mentors for me @ryan_morley_96 and @dimitye who have consistently being by my side and changed my life for the better, but the most important people who have always been there for me as well throughout my life is @burto1579 and @tom2112w who have been my best mates through the hard times and have also changed my life for the better.
My first ever 16 wk challenge has come to an end✌️ I gained so many of my health goals in what turn out to be a very busy but also
Best time of my life these past four months. * Regaining muscle that I used to have
* Getting my love of gym back again * Friendships and community that will last a life time.
However life sometimes gives you 🍋: Have of this time I had to battle through intense rehab post surgery which wasn't the best of processes.
But I learn one quick life lesson in all of that. And that is if your nutrition is strong you'll remain strong and I remember my first session back in the gym shocked the way on how I lost most of my muscle and had to gain it all back.
For those who don't know me well, I hold a lot of gratitude for the small things in life.. people, places and events I'm a believe in your surroundings will play the biggest influence on who you become in this world, it's why I love this community and my best mates. I've never felt better at where I am in terms of my life. 😀😜
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Good Morning, Romans 8 it is Today and just trusting God for all The outcome! My friends I HEAR GOD ...
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Good Morning, Romans 8 it is Today and just trusting God for all The outcome! My friends I HEAR GOD SAYING, "TRUST ME… THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO COME!" "By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with ... Good Morning, Romans 8 it is Today and just trusting God for all
The outcome! My friends I HEAR GOD SAYING, "TRUST ME…
THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO COME!"
"By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. There’s more to come…"
(Romans 5:1-3, please believe Today YOU ARE JUSTIFIED TO RECEIVE GOD'S BEST!
Yesterday, I shared with you an amazing experience I had with the Holy Spirit that morning as I was writing to you. That experience stayed with me throughout the day. There was an anointing on me yesterday that was breathtaking, and I knew the Father was making a way for us .
this morning, God reminded me of that encounter and I knew the Father trusted me to give this word again today for those who did not believe Yesterday morning, I heard God say, "Tell my sons and daughters, there's so much more to come. I am building a foundation of wealth that will last for generations." God says, "You are justified to receive the best life has to offer!" today, as I am writing this post , I hear God saying, "Tell my sons and daughters to trust Me, there is so much more to come! You are justified to receive God's best!"
Would you be shocked if I told you that the enemy wants you living on an allowance?
What if I told you that the enemy wants you to live on a fixed income?
What if I told you that the enemy's plan for your life is to live beneath your earning potential?
take your time and read every word of this post today . The Father is speaking so very clear and I don't want you to miss one word that proceeds from His mouth.
SHOUT IN THE ATMOSPHERE… "MY GOD, IN YOU WILL I TRUST!" when you are surrounded by negativity your attitude towards wealth and money are often influenced by the images you saw when you were a child. You have spent most of your life thinking you
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What a difference posing can make! READ BELOW & FOLLOW @eliminatecellulite for more real-talk ...
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What a difference posing can make! READ BELOW & FOLLOW @eliminatecellulite for more real-talk & advice 🏽 . . From: @ownitbabe "lwas actually shocked by the difference of these two photos - but maybe it’s just me I remember a family member commenting on my “manly back” when I was 12 ... What a difference posing can make!
READ BELOW & FOLLOW @eliminatecellulite for more real-talk & advice 💕👊🏽
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From: @ownitbabe
"lwas actually shocked by the difference of these two photos - but maybe it’s just me 🙈
I remember a family member commenting on my “manly back” when I was 12 or 13 years old.
Ever since then, I’ve been very self conscious about my back and always perceive it as wide and, well, “manly”... 🙊
The reason I know that this is all in my head is that even when I was about 40-50lbs lighter than now, I still saw my back the exact same way.
Today, I’m making peace with this little voice inside of me, because my back is just fine and so is yours 😬
We all may have a body part of ours that others have commented on, but remember that you don’t have to accept their comments as your reality.
Your body is fine just the way it is and as long as you take care of it as best you can, you will live your best life 🤗❤️️️️"
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I want to tell a story, so I hope you'll bear with me... Last night, I received an email that honestly ...
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I want to tell a story, so I hope you'll bear with me... Last night, I received an email that honestly really shook me up. Entitled "From the Past", the email looked suspicious, but something about it made me open it. The email was one that I'd wrote myself, 10 years ago, at age 15, to be delivered ... I want to tell a story, so I hope you'll bear with me...
Last night, I received an email that honestly really shook me up. Entitled "From the Past", the email looked suspicious, but something about it made me open it.
The email was one that I'd wrote myself, 10 years ago, at age 15, to be delivered on my 25th birthday. It read: "The following is an email from the past, composed on February 15, 2008.
Dear Future Me,
I am writing this at age 15, to be received on my birthday at age 25. I don't really know how to start, so I'm just going to come out with it.
I hope your life has been everything you ever wanted and more. I hope that life has treated you fairly, and that you've achieved everything you've ever wanted. I hope that time has taught you how to love and be loved, and you still have a happy-go-lucky attitude and a great sense of right and wrong. I know that time changes people, but here's to hoping it hasn't changed you too much. Life goes on with or without your consent, so give it everything you've got because you only get one shot at it.
I know that, at the moment, I don't actually know where I'll be when I receive this, but I'm hoping that you have followed your dream all the way to the top.
Dream as if you'll live forever.
Live as if you'll die tomorrow.
And always remember that you can do anything." I've never been so shocked, amazed, happy, confused, and upset, all in one go. I have so many questions. But having read and re-read this, I've realised that I am so ridiculously proud of who I am and how far I've come, and honestly...I think 15 year old me would be as well. In 10 years, I've learned, lived, and loved, so much. I've graduated high school, gone to uni, seen the whole world, had relationships, and had failures. I've grown up, and grown strong. I've cried, and I've hurt, and I've lost. But as of right now, I have fulfilled most of the points that I'd hoped to when I sent this email at 15 years old. I've given it everything I have, and spent as much time as possible doing things that I love. I'm so excited for what the future holds, but here's to the past 25 years. They've been pretty great 👌🏼 #futureme #blastfromthepast #selfie
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Fifteen. Vulnerability is a word I've heard a lot lately. I've tried to be as real as I can in my writing, ...
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Fifteen. Vulnerability is a word I've heard a lot lately. I've tried to be as real as I can in my writing, but I've struggled with what is appropriate. And by appropriate, I mean what makes me uncomfortable and what would make others uncomfortable. How vulnerable is too vulnerable. Shortly ... Fifteen. Vulnerability is a word I've heard a lot lately. I've tried to be as real as I can in my writing, but I've struggled with what is appropriate. And by appropriate, I mean what makes me uncomfortable and what would make others uncomfortable. How vulnerable is too vulnerable.

Shortly after starting these posts, a friend called me emo. I was shocked at how much that hurt, and even more shocked by who it was that said it.
If ever there was a way to teach people that being real isn't acceptable, that's the path. I can only imagine how many younger people, especially men, were taught that it's not ok to have emotions. It's not ok to share, to love, to connect deeply and without holding back.
Holding back. My close friends and ex-girlfriends wonder why I'm not emotional. It's because I built a wall around my feelings; masked my love, my fears, my vulnerability, and my true person behind brick and mortar. I can't be hurt if you can't get in.

Let me tell you what 33 years of building walls leads to. I live a life where I've throttled my emotions, where I don't let myself be in love for fear of loss, where I don't connect for fear of rejection.
I remember every single moment where I've ever felt in love with a human, because they're so few.
It is not the life I want to build for myself, not the way I want to be remembered by those around me.

Since I've started writing, I've been equally surprised at the people who have reached out and shared their thoughts with me. Some I barely know, others I would never expect, and most I'd like to know better (that is an open invitation for coffee and conversation for any and all of you). There's a thousand thousand people out there. If they don't know me, how can I presume to know them. Judgment.
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Have you ever looked up and thought “wow” as you look around and see you’ve managed to become someone ...
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Have you ever looked up and thought “wow” as you look around and see you’ve managed to become someone you don’t recognize? —————//——// For the most part I can say I’ve never really cared about others opinions of me, although it shocked me when I realized I had stopped caring about my own opinions ... Have you ever looked up and thought “wow” as you look around and see you’ve managed to become someone you don’t recognize? —————//——//
For the most part I can say I’ve never really cared about others opinions of me, although it shocked me when I realized I had stopped caring about my own opinions of myself. A few years ago I was just surviving, doing the bare minimum. I had become so detached from life my motto was “I’ve never felt forced to do anything but live.” It was like I didn’t care to live, but I also didn’t care to commit suicide either. I was comfortable in my detachment. ———-//———-//
Some time last year I decided I wanted a better life for myself. I went into 2017 with plans but no actions. I wanted a different 2018. I wanted plans and actions. I wanted goals met. And things manifested. I began reading and trying to figure out what I wanted and what I felt my purpose was. I affirmed 2018 would be the year I applied all my knowledge. Especially of various spiritual practices. 1 month and a few days in and I’m feeling better about myself and my GRADUAL growth! Things are shifting and I’m the reason for it. ———//———//
We have the power to create the life we want to live. We first have to make the conscious decision to put forth the necessary effort to heal and grow. Create a daily ritual that keeps your goals and aspirations in view. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. Stop letting life just pass you by, crystals and meditation won’t change your life, when you chose to be conscious of your thoughts and feelings and shift your thinking then comes change and growth. 🖤 ————//———//
Cheers to manifesting growth in 2018. -
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#selflove #selfcare #growth #metanoia #reclaimyourmind
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Still fresh in my memory, and still the only thing that have ever shocked me in my life, watching it ...
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Still fresh in my memory, and still the only thing that have ever shocked me in my life, watching it live on television. #911 #neverforget911 #neverforget #groundzero #september11 #september11th Still fresh in my memory, and still the only thing that have ever shocked me in my life, watching it live on television.
#911 #neverforget911 #neverforget #groundzero #september11 #september11th
Hey princess .. you there ? Don’t be shocked beautiful, this ones for YOU. You see , you can fool everyone ...
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Hey princess .. you there ? Don’t be shocked beautiful, this ones for YOU. You see , you can fool everyone with a few broken smiles & a bunch of “I’m fines”.. but when your alone princess .. I see the pain beneath your eyes ... I see the beautiful in you haunted by twisted unforgiving actions this ... Hey princess .. you there ? Don’t be shocked beautiful, this ones for YOU. You see , you can fool everyone with a few broken smiles & a bunch of “I’m fines”.. but when your alone princess .. I see the pain beneath your eyes ... I see the beautiful in you haunted by twisted unforgiving actions this world has tormented you with.. I see your past without a future.. only a few can understand .. princess , I do . I understand you , I feel your heart drowning in loss of meaning.. suicide creeping , knocking on your door ... the whispers (I hear them too) but ....wait.... Princess .. before you go.. I have got to say.. I also see .. the strength of the Almighty woman. Your success baby is taking one step forward at a time💛 listen to me , life is too short to live feeling sorry for yourself .. your smile shines brighter than any sun god thy built.. illuminate your shine on your family , on your community, don’t be selfish and hide such beauty ❤️ I love you princess , always and forever , I’m a believer in your happiness , and little do thy know , so are you 💛 smile away ... #rezn #walkingweapon
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HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS ENOUGH?🤔 Here: 10-lb difference, 180 degree change in approach. Anxious, ...
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HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS ENOUGH?🤔 Here: 10-lb difference, 180 degree change in approach. Anxious, control freak cardio queen versus relaxed, efficient weight-trainer who has shit to do and can’t afford to treat exercise like a full-time job . One question that’s come up a lot about #PhysiqueFinishers ... HOW MUCH EXERCISE IS ENOUGH?🤔 Here: 10-lb difference, 180 degree change in approach. Anxious, control freak cardio queen versus relaxed, efficient weight-trainer who has shit to do and can’t afford to treat exercise like a full-time job👋
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One question that’s come up a lot about #PhysiqueFinishers is the length, since they're all 10, 15 or 20 mins.
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“Jill, is this all you do, or do you do other exercise too?”
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“I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around exercising this short, even though they’re tough.”
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I’ll never forget the years I spent doing 2-3 hours of exercise/day.

For me, training was a control mechanism. If I could just exercise enough, I could control the way my body looked, and by extension I’d be approved of, worthy, good enough.

If I felt I needed to be skinnier, then I’d just exercise for longer. More was better, right?

Come to find out, nope.

More exercise didn’t actually elicit exponentially better results, like I thought. In fact, there was a pretty clear point of diminishing returns. More wasn’t better.

But exercise was my addiction. Long workouts. Trying to burn 1000 calories/day thru exercise (no joke!), and meanwhile, my body wasn’t responding and I was trying every second not to binge. It was no way to live.

Finally, FINALLY over the course of a year, I started cutting back on exercise.

And what happened changed the way I viewed exercise forever: my workouts got shorter, my intensity got better and I didn’t gain a bunch of weight (the thing I was most scared of). And my appetite actually leveled off (I was shocked!). I got my life back.

I think I needed to see it for myself.

To start trusting that less exercise could also elicit results, and I didn’t have to be a slave to cardio.

If anything, the intensity in my workouts changed my body—more muscle, definition, curves, inches lost—waaay more than adding more minutes ever did.

And so, while I know it can feel scary to “just exercise for 20 minutes,” I want you to TRUST that when you replace duration with intensity, it is PLENTY.

And if you want more, go heavier! Ha! ;)
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#PhysiqueFinishers CLOSES TOMORROW! Link in @jillfit bio! You in? Lemme know below👇👇👇
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I'm completely shocked at the news I heard this morning, you were my mentor, my friend, a father figure ...
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I'm completely shocked at the news I heard this morning, you were my mentor, my friend, a father figure in my life and most of all a miracle. You taught me how to play the game I love and how to navigate throughout this ever changing game we call life. You spoke the word of God into me and my teammates ... I'm completely shocked at the news I heard this morning, you were my mentor, my friend, a father figure in my life and most of all a miracle. You taught me how to play the game I love and how to navigate throughout this ever changing game we call life. You spoke the word of God into me and my teammates hearts and ears so that every time we stepped on a football field we were representing God. When I had nobody by my side and nowhere to go you were there for me, when I succeeded on and off the football field you would call me and say congrats. You were a second dad to me and I don't know where I would be today if it wasn't for you helping me in my childhood. When I was bullied at school and would come to practice angry and sad you brought me up and turned me loose into the animal I am today. You taught me to use adversity as a fuel and to always go about life with love in my heart for every person in my life no matter if they have done harm to me or not. You were a minister, a college physics professor, a football coach, but more than anything you were my best friend. I could not see you for a while and call you out of the blue and you would act as if we were hanging out the day before. I know you are looking out for me from a prettier view alongside God. I will succeed for you, prove everyone wrong for you, and live by your example. I love you coach Jef and I will never forget what you taught me in my life and I will always remember you and tell my kids one day that I'm on this world walking the right path because of one special man named Jef Everhart. I love you coach and I will see you again one day. Thank you for being there for me through thick and thin, the ups and downs, and thank you for showing me how to live life to the fullest. I'll see you soon coach🙏
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<span class="emoji emoji1f43e"></span> ... once again we are sorry for being off-line the past weeks ... and thank you so much for all your ...
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... once again we are sorry for being off-line the past weeks ... and thank you so much for all your messages, I cannot answer all of your questions but maybe a few that are coming up frequently ... 01. Ashanti is doing ok at the moment, Vetoryl is working, but there are still many other infections ... 🐾 ... once again we are sorry for being off-line the past weeks ... and thank you so much for all your messages, I cannot answer all of your questions but maybe a few that are coming up frequently ... 01. Ashanti is doing ok at the moment, Vetoryl is working, but there are still many other infections she's has to deal with frequently. So life brings us up and down ... 02. We live in #Germany, mostly ... 03. Ashanti is a #RhodesianRidgeback (more pictures of these beautiful and originally African doggies you can find at @projectrr ... kisses to Shab 💋) 04. NO, I won't put Ashanti down, unless she is asking for it ... in fact I have been a bit shocked by a few earlier comments letting me know that Ashanti is suffering and we should put her down ... I still get messages asking why I let her suffer ... 😳 take a close look and see ... there are three things that Ashanti needs most these days ... 1. #love 2. #optimism ... and due to the fact that her #Cushing is messing up her uptake of nutrients (she is getting crazy about any type of meat) ... we are chasing 3. #proteins 24/7 ... 🐓 ... and last not least 05. This is not a dating account ... lol, but thanks for all these "convincing" pictures ... ❤️
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For the first time in 5 years, I am not running the NYC Marathon and I have ALL OF THE FEELS, so I made ...
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For the first time in 5 years, I am not running the NYC Marathon and I have ALL OF THE FEELS, so I made a small incision in my guts, and here's what came out: I first ran in 2014, along with my two big cousins and @maryccrowley, as an excuse to raise money for ALS research and direct services. It was ... For the first time in 5 years, I am not running the NYC Marathon and I have ALL OF THE FEELS, so I made a small incision in my guts, and here's what came out: I first ran in 2014, along with my two big cousins and @maryccrowley, as an excuse to raise money for ALS research and direct services. It was a way for us to demonstrate our love for my mom, who had been diagnosed 2 years prior. Her migration to a wheelchair that year had served as a harbinger of a more serious phase of her illness that was to come. That was also the year I moved back to NYC, beginning a period in which I became much more involved. From that point on, my life would be defined by the struggle and loss we experienced.

The fundraising, the race, and the post-race celebration became annual traditions, in which we took great joy. My mom rarely drew pride in the things I did, because her true pride revolved around the person I was. But even so, on marathon Sunday, I got to be her little Superman, and that honor filled me with strength and love that I cannot describe.
By 2016, mom had deteriorated to a state of physical devastation. We fed her by hand, and we lifted her arms around us for a proper hug. Her voice was faint to the point of inaudible, and she required a breathing machine nearly around the clock. Again, we looked to the marathon as a mission that could keep us moving forward. Heroically, my big brother - the avowed cyclist - shocked us all by taking on the challenge of running a full marathon on history's skimpiest training regimen. His participation was the only thing that could have made that year even more special. In the subject line of her fundraising email, mom asserted her final will to live with the war cry, "NOT DEAD YET" and we raised over $60,000 to help fight ALS. But it would be the last marathon she ever saw. Mom passed away in July 2017.
Last year, in a haze of grief, I limped to the start line and ran New York one more time. At the finish, I collapsed in my brother's arms. It was time for us to focus on the only challenge mom ever *really* cared about: Supporting one another and becoming the truest version of ourselves. That is the marathon that never ends.
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Well, my friends, amidst the JOY I feel of releasing my newest book “52 Lists for Togetherness” in ...
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Well, my friends, amidst the JOY I feel of releasing my newest book “52 Lists for Togetherness” in just one month, we had something interesting drop into our email inbox today thanks to a customer who has got our back. A woman has ripped off my first book in #52listsproject series and got it published ... Well, my friends, amidst the JOY I feel of releasing my newest book “52 Lists for Togetherness” in just one month, we had something interesting drop into our email inbox today thanks to a customer who has got our back. A woman has ripped off my first book in #52listsproject series and got it published last year. Like, the cover design, the page design, the formatting, the style of prompting, the colors, the washes of watercolor, the use of photography and illustration, the theme of listing prompts, I could go on.
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I’ve had similar things happen before, people trying to sell PDF’s of my books, people self publishing knock offs, people mimicking design or styling etc. But this is the first time I’ve seen a knock off side by side next to my own book in a major retailer.
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I’m not going to call the woman out directly on here because I just am so shocked at the audacity of stealing someone’s work SO BOLDLY. But, oof, my books are my heart and my intention with my work is to bring positivity to the people who use my Journals. I focus on the things that help us to be more true people who are good to ourselves and others. These books are my HEART and are cultivated from hours upon hours of researching how YOU can be YOUR OWN greatest friend, teacher and companion to help you live the life you want and deserve. I do what I do out of love. I do what I do because I want to be myself, someone who seeks the positive but also stands up for myself and others when something seems really off.
And stealing other people’s work is really OFF.
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SO, that’s been said, and now I want to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of thousands of people who support my work, who take my books and fill them with their own learning and insight, who find hope and joy in the pages, who buy directly from authors and designers like me and so many who are ripped off everyday. .
If you’d like to support me, or any artist whose work gets stolen, buy directly from the artist. Pre-order a copy of my newest book “52 Lists Togetherness” from mooreaseal.com, and avoid buying that one journal out there that looks A LOT like my book “The 52 Lists Project.” ❤️
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Here's to my second mothaflippin' year in recovery without any relapsing. I'm so glad to be here ...
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Here's to my second mothaflippin' year in recovery without any relapsing. I'm so glad to be here right now. Before it was all about aesthetics/vanity and looking like a VS model until it got to the point where I couldn't do it anymore.. and now, well, it's kind of obvious that I'm just trying ... Here's to my second mothaflippin' year in recovery without any relapsing. I'm so glad to be here right now. Before it was all about aesthetics/vanity and looking like a VS model until it got to the point where I couldn't do it anymore.. and now, well, it's kind of obvious that I'm just trying to live my best life. ❤ I really just don't have the nerves for going through that pain again. My life is pretty great, and I can honestly say that half a year ago the number on the scale shocked me, but, I'd rather be 80lbs heavier and healthier than being this brain-dead zombie that looks aestheticly pleasing. #NewHair #EDRecovery #FuckYourStandards #2Years #BeYourself #Strong #Happy #GoodVibes
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