Alot of #strong#men and #women on here sharing their stories of #grief
Sharing their #pics in bare faced honesty, not hiding their #feelings and fuxk me at silly o'clock it is comforting.
The best things I have picked up are,
It is ok to have black bags and be tired beyond belief, yet wide eyed, mind racing and not sleeping.
It is ok for your skin to be dry and red from crying and you shouldn't have to hide it.
It is ok to say no when people ask if you are ok, if they don't want to know or listen they shouldn't have asked. That is not your problem.
It is also ok to say yes when you are feeling able to and you shouldn't have to feel guilty for that.
It is different for everyone and at any hour of any day, people will listen if you reach out. Whether a friend or some of the wonderful strangers I have met on here. One I have particularly had to learn, People aren't mind readers, don't put on a brave face just ask.
Being desperately sad isn't weakness. It is a feeling, it is ok to feel it.
If you are still here, still breathing, you are surviving.
It's a whole different kind of #strong.
Alright people. What’s the deal with this “how hard did aging hit you” challenge? Am I the only person who has a serious problem with this? Hear me out.
Aging happens. People get old. If people don’t get old, we get sad and miss them. Because they’ve died. And we are still alive, living life, getting older. Getting wrinkles. Having babies. Gaining and losing weight. Going gray. Growing hair more or less than we used to. Why is all this frowned upon?
Why do we work so hard to dye our hair and cover our grays? Newsflash - I stopped doing this. Why are we ashamed of wrinkles that show we’ve laughed, cried, and generally allowed our faces to express a range of emotions during our lives? Why are we ashamed of our postpartum bodies, as if there’s something less than beautiful about the miraculous female body being capable of bringing life into the world?
So I’m sharing my first profile picture and my current one. Clearly the one constant here is my lack of interest in wearing makeup. This first photo is from my college years, which features my dear friend @misslis2536, and I’m pretty sure this was taken in my old apartment in Brookwood, when I used to be a party animal. Now, my selfie with my pup Dobby pretty much describes my ideal Friday night and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Living with chronic pain, or a chronic disorder that causes pain, is sometimes not easy to talk about.
The first time I tried having sex it was like the guy hit a wall.
The doctors told me “there’s nothing wrong”.
The guy told everyone that I couldn’t have sex.
Two years later I found out that I have Lichen Sclerosus and a lifetime of shaming my vagina began.
No wonder vulvodynia and pelvic pain became a huge part of my life 👋🏽
But now. Since creating a space where I have an open conversation about LS and pelvic pain I have healed a lot. I don’t have to be ashamed, I’m not alone.
And a funny part is - women and clients that have their own “yoni stories” to tell have appeared in my life. And it warms my heart knowing that we’re in this together.
You’re never alone💛
Wow, this episode really hits some key points that have been coming up this past month with R.Kelly. On thing we do a good job of in the black community specifically is we protect the family name above all else. “What happens in this house stays in this house”. Let’s work to break down those barriers we put up in fear of shame, guilt, or repercussions. Most importantly, if you are in a domestic violence situation please seek help. 🙏🏽✨
I had the pleasure of recording this conversation and “moved” is the least I could say to describe the impact it had on me. Thank you ladies @micaacarter@tejaljarrae#transparency#healing#honesty#growth#commitment#strength#podcast#media#women#AOD#OTM#armyofdreamers#speakup#selflove
Foods that aggravate PCOS.
This can make a big difference to pcos suffers. Dairy can stimulate insulin and insulin like growth factor 1(IGF1). Over stimulation of these hormones can increase ACNE, weight gain, and play havoc with your other hormones.
You don’t have to be a celiac to have an issue with gluten. Although some can tolerate gluten more then others, when it comes to PCOS it’s often best to avoid. Gluten can contribute to chronic inflammation and be an aggravating factor for insulin resistance. Higher insulin = Higher testosterone, weight gain, poor ovulation.
Studies have shown that these artificial sweeteners can reduce impulse control, leading you to have even more sugar!
If your struggling with PCOS, consider taking out these foods
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The video you’ve all been waiting for!!! DISCUSSION TIME! What do you think about the #unbreakable project? Does this project effect you? Discuss in the comments 😊- A Maiden Of Society
“Some women are lost in the fire. Other women are built from it.”🧨🔥 •I had an amazing time at the premiere 🤩 of @missbalamovie with the amazing actors @hereisgina & @ismaelcruzcordova!!!🙌 She was unbelievable, seriously!!!🙌 She was built from the fire for sure!! You gotta see it when it comes out in February! I filmed a video of that night for YOU GUYS!! It’s UP!🚨
You gotta watch my YouTube video that I just dropped where I share my thoughts about the movie!!🙌 And guess what?! It’s my very first “Get ready with me” video of this look/night and I hope you guys will like it!!😃 Check it out! Click the link on my profile or go to YouTube.com/tamaramenaofficial!!! _
Please keep in mind I had not done a makeup look/tutorial in a long time & the lighting wasn’t the greatest, but I promise to get better!!😘
*️⃣Oh and I share something super special for me at the end of the video!!!!🤩 Go check it out!!🚨And be sure to let me know your thoughts!!😁
Don’t let anything ever bring down your inner power!! We’re all capable of surviving & thriving!!👊 All of us, regardless of your situation!!🙌♿️ #survivor#thriver#rollingproudandstrong#thankstogod#moviepremiere#missbala#mylook#makeupbyme#actress#influencer#latina#bodypositive
__________________________ “Algunas mujeres se pierden en el incendio. Otras se levantan de eso.” 🧨🔥 •Me la pase súper en la premiere de la película @missbalamovie con los súper actores @hereisgina & @ismaelcruzcordova!!😍 Su actuación fue espectacular, de verdad!!🤩 Y si que ella se levanto del fuego! Tienen que verla cuando salga en Febrero!!🙌 Les grabe un video de esa noche-ya está listo!!🚨
Tienen que ver mi video de YOUTUBE que acabo de subir donde les comparto más acerca de mi opinión!!😉 Y les grabe mi primer video de “Alístate Conmigo!” Acerca de este look y noche y espero que les guste!!!🤗 Haz click en el enlace en mi perfil!!👆O ve a YouTube.com/tamaramenaofficial!!! _
Tomen en cuenta que hace muchísimo que no hacia un tutorial de maquillaje y mi luz no es la mejor pero prometo mejorar!!👌
Al final del video les comparto algo súper especial para mi!!🤩Tienen que verlo!!😊 Está en los 2 idiomas! Nunca dejes que nada te quite tu poder!👊