Really been missing Asia a lot these past few days, so here's the best meal I had during the time I spent there I went to the fish market in Tokyo on my last day in Japan, and ordered this absolutely amazing meal. Tuna, salmon, and salmon roe, with plenty of rice Made it hard for me to appreciate sushi as much in the U.S. that's for sure!
Oh man, this Saturday was so so so good for my soul -- full of pizza, wonderful friends, and perfect weather #pieceofcakewellness
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"It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary." #truth
Today I have had wise counsel from several friends. When I needed it the most, my friends pulled through and walked me through a difficult situation today. ⠀
I wouldn't be a friend to you if I didn't tell you about the amazing benefits of Rose Ointment. Rose Ointment is a deeply nourishing blend for dry skin. Rose essential oil improves skin texture, while Tea Tree works to soothe rough, irritated skin. I love this ointment, I put it on my heals and elbows, it soothes my skin. It's almost as beneficial as the wise words my friends gave me today.
I stopped by the @hubcitycoop this evening to grab my favorite snack + drink, and ran into these two cool kids, Tristan and Hannah. Many might not know Hub City Co-Op is the first food cooperative in South Carolina, and it's right downtown @visitspartanburg. The Co-Op a great resource for local, natural, healthy food choices. Local support is key to their success 🏻
Repost from @takeamoment526 We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone who attended and supported "Take A Moment" last night! It was truly amazing. More than we could have anticipated! There was so much power in the room and we truly believe that everyone benefited from this amazing panel discussion and dialogue.
We'd like to thank our incredible panel of women!! Kelita Jones, Chanel McCord, Jasmine Utterback, Shelley Chapman, and Crystal Fullwood! You ladies are experts in your respective fields and shook the place with your incredible insight, experience, and knowledge. You were able to give us the tools needed to take a moment as we strive to live the happiest and healthiest life.
To our vendors: Christina (FES Credit Repair), Nigeria (Author), and Ezelia (Elle and Johns. Body scrubs). Thank you for coming out to share your products and services with us!
To all who put a hand into helping in any way that they could. And to our amazing audience.
This event would not have been possible without any of you! We appreciate you all! Pictures coming soon, and look out for the next one!! #takeamoment526 #takeamoment #womenshealth #sexualhealth #mentalhealth #physicalwellbeing #womenshealthmonth #womenempowerment #publichealth #wellness
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It feels selfish and wrong to say but I wish my father wasn't in my life. I don't wish anything bad to happen to him. But I don't want anything to do with him because he chose alcohol over his family. While it's unfair to blame someone struggling, I do blame him because we tried to help him and he has hit rock bottom plenty of times, but he doesn't want help. So I personally see it as he chose it because he didn't choose recovery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Right now, I try to picture him far away (which is probably odd for others to understand because I live in his house) but it makes it easier to cope if I can imagine as if he's distant. Because to me, he's already mentally far, far away as he's drinking all the time. But if I can mentally put him far away, it's like he's in another country and out of my life. And to me, that means he can "come back" when he chooses to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That's why I love this song by Britt Nicole. Because while I see the meaning as a daughter who lost her dad, I've lost mine in a different sense. It's in past tense ("he loved") and that's helpful for me to see it as because it's too much to know he's still here and still hurting himself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don't know if that makes sense but it's easier to pretend like he is far away because he's constantly checked out of life and it's been far too upsetting to acknowledge he is still here, because he's really not mentally. That's how I have to see things to get through it. Because I was barely surviving when I was constantly reminding myself he's doing this to my family. So, as odd as it probably sounds, I pretend quite often he doesn't exist because it's my way to separate myself from getting caught up in the sheer pain of this. I hope one day he can choose help. Good for him if he does. But I can't be responsible for it like I have been. It's not my place and trying to help has only hindered my own growth and my own life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So right now, my dad is far away. And that's ok. Even though he is far away, I know for sure that God isn't.
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It’s about learning and growing. We live in a world where a wealth of information is presented to us everyday, and it can become overwhelming. This feeling can be exasperated by the chore of deciphering fact from fiction. If we decide to throw in the towel because it is all just too much, we won’t be able to do better or be better as a person or a society. Instead of giving up, try to focus on one thing at a time. Don’t pass on the opportunity to do better. Change can be challenging, yet it can also be incredibly rewarding! #lifeunclouded#wellness#mindfulness#dobetter#thrive
I had a really enjoyable session tonight getting this money!!! And at one point, before I knew it, I found myself suddenly trying to execute a move that I have always been afraid of doing, only this time however, I had little to no fear present at all!! I started on the low bar, I took it to the high bar!! First try I chickend out, but the se ond one? Voila!! Huge shout out to the beasts that are @califitmilli and @ammaneeezy for inspiring me to want to get this drop #dislocate for theeeee LONGEST!! This clip is my fifth set of incorporating this move into my set. GAINZ!!! @imuscleup#IMuscleUp#JustGetMoving. Song: #WHAM! - "#EverythingSheWants"