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Survivor Chronicles - Fight Back
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#Repost @marendataylor (@get_repost)
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The other day walking through JFK... I am stronger every day in every way. Pink was my favorite color before I was diagnosed with breast cancer... the color has come to mean and symbolize so many things for me personally in addition to hope, courage, faith, and breast cancer. 
When my hair fell out leaving me bald... when my breasts were amputated leaving me breastless and marred... when my doctor told me my ovaries need to come out within 5 years (I still have them)... when I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize the person staring back at me, every time I felt less of a woman stripped of femininity and riddled with body image issues... when I felt unpretty, unsexy, unwomanly... I saw Pink. I wore pink every day and kept something Pink in view at all times... I still wear my pink Team Marenda bracelet every day... Pink is my note to self that no matter what cancer took away or did to me I am still and will always be 100% all woman... a Strong Woman, a Wonder Woman, a Phenomenal Woman, a Brave Woman, a Woman capable of loving, nurturing, and caring for others and herself. Pink was represented a beacon of hope in my darkest hours... When I see the color Pink it's like a confirmation and a reminder of all the aforementioned... I wear Pink because I am a Survivor every day not just in October. I rock Pink for the women in the trenches fighting right now for their lives and overcoming the attacks on their womanhood. Pink screams to my spirit no matter what FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! Never Give Up!
💞Marenda
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#morethanpink 
#womanhood 
#femininity 
#breastcancer
 #Pinktober 
#SurvivorChronicles 
#lifeaftercancer
 #pink 
#love 
#gratitude
 #Takecareofyou #Fightlikeagrownasswoman
 #bodyimage
#Repost  @marendataylor (@get_repost) ・・・ The other day walking through JFK... I am stronger every day in every way. Pink was my favorite color before I was diagnosed with breast cancer... the color has come to mean and symbolize so many things for me personally in addition to hope, courage, faith, and breast cancer. When my hair fell out leaving me bald... when my breasts were amputated leaving me breastless and marred... when my doctor told me my ovaries need to come out within 5 years (I still have them)... when I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize the person staring back at me, every time I felt less of a woman stripped of femininity and riddled with body image issues... when I felt unpretty, unsexy, unwomanly... I saw Pink. I wore pink every day and kept something Pink in view at all times... I still wear my pink Team Marenda bracelet every day... Pink is my note to self that no matter what cancer took away or did to me I am still and will always be 100% all woman... a Strong Woman, a Wonder Woman, a Phenomenal Woman, a Brave Woman, a Woman capable of loving, nurturing, and caring for others and herself. Pink was represented a beacon of hope in my darkest hours... When I see the color Pink it's like a confirmation and a reminder of all the aforementioned... I wear Pink because I am a Survivor every day not just in October. I rock Pink for the women in the trenches fighting right now for their lives and overcoming the attacks on their womanhood. Pink screams to my spirit no matter what FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! Never Give Up! 💞Marenda . . . #morethanpink  #womanhood  #femininity  #breastcancer  #Pinktober  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #pink  #love  #gratitude  #Takecareofyou  #Fightlikeagrownasswoman  #bodyimage 
The other day walking through JFK... I am stronger every day in every way. Pink was my favorite color before I was diagnosed with breast cancer... the color has come to mean and symbolize so many things for me personally in addition to hope, courage, faith, and breast cancer. 
When my hair fell out leaving me bald... when my breasts were amputated leaving me breastless and marred... when my doctor told me my ovaries need to come out within 5 years (I still have them)... when I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize the person staring back at me, every time I felt less of a woman stripped of femininity and riddled with body image issues... when I felt unpretty, unsexy, unwomanly... I saw Pink. I wore pink every day and kept something Pink in view at all times... I still wear my pink Team Marenda bracelet every day... Pink is my note to self that no matter what cancer took away or did to me I am still and will always be 100% all woman... a Strong Woman, a Wonder Woman, a Phenomenal Woman, a Brave Woman, a Woman capable of loving, nurturing, and caring for others and herself. Pink represented a beacon of hope in my darkest hours... When I see the color Pink it's like a confirmation and a reminder of all the aforementioned... I wear Pink because I am a Survivor every day not just in October. I rock Pink for the women in the trenches fighting right now for their lives and overcoming the attacks on their womanhood. Pink screams to my spirit no matter what FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! Never Give Up!
💞Marenda
#morethanpink #womanhood #femininity #breastcancer #Pinktober #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #pink #love #gratitude #Takecareofyou #Fightlikeagrownasswoman #bodyimage
The other day walking through JFK... I am stronger every day in every way. Pink was my favorite color before I was diagnosed with breast cancer... the color has come to mean and symbolize so many things for me personally in addition to hope, courage, faith, and breast cancer. When my hair fell out leaving me bald... when my breasts were amputated leaving me breastless and marred... when my doctor told me my ovaries need to come out within 5 years (I still have them)... when I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize the person staring back at me, every time I felt less of a woman stripped of femininity and riddled with body image issues... when I felt unpretty, unsexy, unwomanly... I saw Pink. I wore pink every day and kept something Pink in view at all times... I still wear my pink Team Marenda bracelet every day... Pink is my note to self that no matter what cancer took away or did to me I am still and will always be 100% all woman... a Strong Woman, a Wonder Woman, a Phenomenal Woman, a Brave Woman, a Woman capable of loving, nurturing, and caring for others and herself. Pink represented a beacon of hope in my darkest hours... When I see the color Pink it's like a confirmation and a reminder of all the aforementioned... I wear Pink because I am a Survivor every day not just in October. I rock Pink for the women in the trenches fighting right now for their lives and overcoming the attacks on their womanhood. Pink screams to my spirit no matter what FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! Never Give Up! 💞Marenda #morethanpink  #womanhood  #femininity  #breastcancer  #Pinktober  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #pink  #love  #gratitude  #Takecareofyou  #Fightlikeagrownasswoman  #bodyimage 
勝てない敵には、逃げ切るしかないのか?
https://youtu.be/FdlotkUTkuk
#fightthehorror #survivorchronicles
So this lady said oh that's cute, you're wearing pink for breast cancer awareness month how nice... I smiled... In my @issarae voice (in my head), I said I'm a breast cancer survivor every day not just in October and I'm painfully aware of it every day as are my survivor sisters fighting for their lives every day... how cute is that? 
Things I think sometimes and try not to say...IJS 💞Marenda ----------#repost @pink365days---------
Breast Cancer is not about the color pink or ribbons, walks, runs, fundraisers. Though we as individuals appreciate it all, sincerely, because it is support. However, it's about so much more. It's about the loss of a family member. Its about pain, medicines, side affects, struggles, being vulnerable. It's also about love, hope, courage and strength. The process is never pink and ribbons. Pink and ribbons are what is birth from our hurt, loss, pain and our fight! We are Pink! Not Breast Cancer! We are PINK, 365 Days a Year!
#breastcanceralumni #breastcancerawareness #survivor #breastcancerribbon #breastcancer #support #hope #encourage #love #cure #pink365 #365daysofpink #Fightlikeagrownasswoman #SurvivorChronicles #NeverGiveUp #morethanpink #realtalk
So this lady said oh that's cute, you're wearing pink for breast cancer awareness month how nice... I smiled... In my @issarae voice (in my head), I said I'm a breast cancer survivor every day not just in October and I'm painfully aware of it every day as are my survivor sisters fighting for their lives every day... how cute is that? Things I think sometimes and try not to say...IJS 💞Marenda ----------#repost  @pink365days--------- Breast Cancer is not about the color pink or ribbons, walks, runs, fundraisers. Though we as individuals appreciate it all, sincerely, because it is support. However, it's about so much more. It's about the loss of a family member. Its about pain, medicines, side affects, struggles, being vulnerable. It's also about love, hope, courage and strength. The process is never pink and ribbons. Pink and ribbons are what is birth from our hurt, loss, pain and our fight! We are Pink! Not Breast Cancer! We are PINK, 365 Days a Year! #breastcanceralumni  #breastcancerawareness  #survivor  #breastcancerribbon  #breastcancer  #support  #hope  #encourage  #love  #cure  #pink365  #365daysofpink  #Fightlikeagrownasswoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #NeverGiveUp  #morethanpink  #realtalk 
Having just come from hot New York and Sunny California, I didn't consider it might be cold in Montana! It's supposed to snow tomorrow. Time to change up how I pack...burrrrrrr! Not exploring today... going back to my room and turning on the heat!!!! Today's lesson: stay ready, you don't have to get ready!
💕Marenda 
#FALife #seetheworld #worldtour #all50states #onamission #Bozeman #Montana
#fallishere #winteriscoming #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles
Having just come from hot New York and Sunny California, I didn't consider it might be cold in Montana! It's supposed to snow tomorrow. Time to change up how I pack...burrrrrrr! Not exploring today... going back to my room and turning on the heat!!!! Today's lesson: stay ready, you don't have to get ready! 💕Marenda #FALife  #seetheworld  #worldtour  #all50states  #onamission  #Bozeman  #Montana  #fallishere  #winteriscoming  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles 
I'm working on me... Doing the work  one day a time... Getting better like wine 😉 Nothing will ever change unless YOU change. Sometimes the best and only thing you can do is you. IJS. Shift your focus and watch shit shift!
💕Marenda 🦋
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"If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation."
Lao Tzu
#repost  @conscious_collective
Blessings! ✌️👁
#Peace #Love #Consciousness
#wordstoliveby #wisdom #Awakening #thirdeye #transformation #evolve #love #gratitude #Takecareofyou #lifelessons #doyou #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #stayfocused #youcandoit #shift #shifting #change
I'm working on me... Doing the work one day a time... Getting better like wine 😉 Nothing will ever change unless YOU change. Sometimes the best and only thing you can do is you. IJS. Shift your focus and watch shit shift! 💕Marenda 🦋 ------------------ "If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation." Lao Tzu #repost  @conscious_collective Blessings! ✌️👁 #Peace  #Love  #Consciousness  #wordstoliveby  #wisdom  #Awakening  #thirdeye  #transformation  #evolve  #love  #gratitude  #Takecareofyou  #lifelessons  #doyou  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #stayfocused  #youcandoit  #shift  #shifting  #change 
Got up early this morning to get my mind right. Nothing like yoga before an MRI to relieve #Scanxiety #SurvivorChronicles 
I can't even count how many times I've done this pose already and it's only 9:58am on the West Coast! 
Look at all of the reasons (benefits) why you should try this pose today
❤Marenda 
Day 5 of #DOYOUYOGAInTheOffice 🌻 hosted by @Doyouyoga. Today we're practicing #ForwardFold or #Uttanasana.
Benefits:
*Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves
*Strengthens the thighs and knees
*Keeps your spine strong and flexible
*Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue
*Calms the mind and soothes the nerves
*Relieves tension in the spine, neck, and back
*Activates the abdominal muscles
*Eases symptoms of menopause, asthma, headaches, and insomnia
*Stimulates the kidneys, liver, spleen
*Improves digestion
*May lower high blood pressure
*Therapeutic for infertility, osteoporosis, and sinusitis
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#doyouyoga #yoga #dailyyoga#yogaeverydamnday #badassyogi #yogaeverywhere #yogainspiration #Blackgirlsdoyoga#yogapose #igyoga#yogachallenge #iloveyoga#yogawithfriends #yogastrong#onebreathatatime #yogapractice#myyogalife #practicedaily 
#Yogalikeagrownasswoman#pinktober #breastcancerawareness #uclahealth
Got up early this morning to get my mind right. Nothing like yoga before an MRI to relieve #Scanxiety  #SurvivorChronicles  I can't even count how many times I've done this pose already and it's only 9:58am on the West Coast! Look at all of the reasons (benefits) why you should try this pose today ❤Marenda Day 5 of #DOYOUYOGAInTheOffice  🌻 hosted by @Doyouyoga. Today we're practicing #ForwardFold  or #Uttanasana . Benefits: *Stretches the hips, hamstrings, and calves *Strengthens the thighs and knees *Keeps your spine strong and flexible *Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue *Calms the mind and soothes the nerves *Relieves tension in the spine, neck, and back *Activates the abdominal muscles *Eases symptoms of menopause, asthma, headaches, and insomnia *Stimulates the kidneys, liver, spleen *Improves digestion *May lower high blood pressure *Therapeutic for infertility, osteoporosis, and sinusitis 🕉 .. ...🦋.. . #doyouyoga  #yoga  #dailyyoga #yogaeverydamnday  #badassyogi  #yogaeverywhere  #yogainspiration  #Blackgirlsdoyoga #yogapose  #igyoga #yogachallenge  #iloveyoga #yogawithfriends  #yogastrong #onebreathatatime  #yogapractice #myyogalife  #practicedaily   #Yogalikeagrownasswoman #pinktober  #breastcancerawareness  #uclahealth 
When you step into the employee lounge and everything is Pink except my dress (still trying to find a pink dress in my size 6p if you got the hook up lol). My heart is full this morning... it is amazing to see people volunteering their time and the effort put forth here at Delta to further research, improve treatments/quality of life, and to find a cure!!! I'm fighting back tears. 
I'm in the JFK Pink Boutique, proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). I drop blood every 6 months and go through various tests to confirm no evidence of cancer and/or detect recurrence early, thankful that @BCRFcure supports the research and development of advancements such as LIQUID BIOPSIES and so much more. One of the reasons I chose my employer is because of its strong commitment to supporting the Breast Cancer Cause... carrying us closer to a cure not just a ribbon or pink show. IJS
💕Marenda 
#imasurvivor #breastcancer #pinktober #Fightlikeagrownasswoman #bcrf #brca1 #triplenegativebreastcancer #deltaairlines #SurvivorChronicles #NewYork #pinkboutique #noonefightsalone #NeverGiveUp
When you step into the employee lounge and everything is Pink except my dress (still trying to find a pink dress in my size 6p if you got the hook up lol). My heart is full this morning... it is amazing to see people volunteering their time and the effort put forth here at Delta to further research, improve treatments/quality of life, and to find a cure!!! I'm fighting back tears. I'm in the JFK Pink Boutique, proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). I drop blood every 6 months and go through various tests to confirm no evidence of cancer and/or detect recurrence early, thankful that @BCRFcure supports the research and development of advancements such as LIQUID BIOPSIES and so much more. One of the reasons I chose my employer is because of its strong commitment to supporting the Breast Cancer Cause... carrying us closer to a cure not just a ribbon or pink show. IJS 💕Marenda #imasurvivor  #breastcancer  #pinktober  #Fightlikeagrownasswoman  #bcrf  #brca1  #triplenegativebreastcancer  #deltaairlines  #SurvivorChronicles  #NewYork  #pinkboutique  #noonefightsalone  #NeverGiveUp 
Sipping my yogi tea just finished writing postcards meditating on these wise words:
Everlasting IMPACT with COMPASSION and KINDNESS is Called LOVE.

As I read these words my eyes filled with tears because I remember sitting in the chemo infusion chair thinking I have no children probably won't have any... no legacy... no footprints or anything that shows I was here (on Earth). I thought how would I be remembered when I die... I resolved in that moment to make an everlasting impact. Today I renewed my commitment... everlasting impact with compassion and kindness and a heart filled with LOVE. Everything I do, I do it with LOVE. Sending lots of love to you and yours always.
❤Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #Kindness #Compassion #Impact #yogitea #yogi #wisdom #teatime #wisewords #mindfulness meditation #livelifetothefullest #liveonpurpose #Alignment #Awakening #Nevergiveup #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer
Sipping my yogi tea just finished writing postcards meditating on these wise words: Everlasting IMPACT with COMPASSION and KINDNESS is Called LOVE. As I read these words my eyes filled with tears because I remember sitting in the chemo infusion chair thinking I have no children probably won't have any... no legacy... no footprints or anything that shows I was here (on Earth). I thought how would I be remembered when I die... I resolved in that moment to make an everlasting impact. Today I renewed my commitment... everlasting impact with compassion and kindness and a heart filled with LOVE. Everything I do, I do it with LOVE. Sending lots of love to you and yours always. ❤Marenda #Gratitude  #Love  #Kindness  #Compassion  #Impact  #yogitea  #yogi  #wisdom  #teatime  #wisewords  #mindfulness  meditation #livelifetothefullest  #liveonpurpose  #Alignment  #Awakening  #Nevergiveup  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer 
On my walk before I got to the beach, I noticed this single sunflower blowing in the wind from across the street. Something about it... I had to cross the street and get closer. It's a Dope sunflower with a dope back drop... growing where it is... IJS... Chase Life!
❤Marenda 
#flowerchild
#sunflower #Flowers #flowerpower #flowertherapy #grow #Life #Gratitude #LOVE #mindfulness #Meditation beauty #MotherNature #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles
On my walk before I got to the beach, I noticed this single sunflower blowing in the wind from across the street. Something about it... I had to cross the street and get closer. It's a Dope sunflower with a dope back drop... growing where it is... IJS... Chase Life! ❤Marenda #flowerchild  #sunflower  #Flowers  #flowerpower  #flowertherapy  #grow  #Life  #Gratitude  #LOVE  #mindfulness  #Meditation  beauty #MotherNature  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles 
"You see my glory...But you don't know my story." ~unknown
Three years ago today...
On this day in 2014....
Why is it such a big deal that I'm HERE? WHY am I so driven to leave my home to fly all over the United States and abroad? Kicking Cancer's ass and surviving obligates you to living life to the fullest... seeing and experiencing new things. I share these things because I want YOU to LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND ROCK IT TIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF. Don't wait start NOW! IJS. 
For those in the trenches fighting for their lives right now, please know there is life after cancer and it can be as beautiful and fulfilling as you decide to make it. Put your gloves on, keep your head up (no matter how tough it is) keep fighting. FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! ❤Marenda 
#SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #fuckcancer #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #Youcandoit #livelifetothefullest #liveonpurpose #ibelieveinmiracles #blessingsabound #breastcancer #survivor
"You see my glory...But you don't know my story." ~unknown Three years ago today... On this day in 2014.... Why is it such a big deal that I'm HERE? WHY am I so driven to leave my home to fly all over the United States and abroad? Kicking Cancer's ass and surviving obligates you to living life to the fullest... seeing and experiencing new things. I share these things because I want YOU to LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND ROCK IT TIL THE WHEELS FALL OFF. Don't wait start NOW! IJS. For those in the trenches fighting for their lives right now, please know there is life after cancer and it can be as beautiful and fulfilling as you decide to make it. Put your gloves on, keep your head up (no matter how tough it is) keep fighting. FIGHT LIKE A GROWN ASS WOMAN! ❤Marenda #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #fuckcancer  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #Youcandoit  #livelifetothefullest  #liveonpurpose  #ibelieveinmiracles  #blessingsabound  #breastcancer  #survivor 
Sitting on top of the world... well not really. However, I am observing the city of São Paulo and sending LOVE from above cause that's what I do. Thankful to be here. Sending some LOVE to YOU and yours too. You feel it?
❤Marenda 
#cityscape #SaoPaulo #observing #GoodVibrations #Love #Gratitude #Worldtour #goalgetter #livinglifeabundantly #liveonpurpose #SurvivorChronicles #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman
I gotta keep it 100, this pose right here is hard AF... if I didn't have to get ready for work I'd still be trying to get this one. This is my flawsome and perfectly imperfect attempt at Kapotasana or Pigeon Pose. It serves as my reminder to be patient and kind to myself. I'll get it in due time and with practice. YOGA is a practice and practice makes progress. Here I am growing and progressing daily. Participating in this challenge has been a wonderful experience of personal development and growth; love for my body and Yoga. I thank YOU for the love, support, and encouragement along the way. This challenge might be over but this journey is just beginning. Stay tuned as I continue doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman🦋
❤Marenda 
Day 28 the last day of the #Yoga4Growth Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb Sponsored by: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
It's Kapotasana or Pigeon Pose.
Benefits:
*Stretches the entire front of the body, the ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat
*Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas)
*Strengthens back muscles
*Improves posture
*Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck
muscles
*Improves posture
#Kapotasana #PigeonPose
#Yoga4Growth #yoga #yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #Gratitude #Love #Life#stayfocused #youcandoit 
#NeverGiveUp #LETSGROW 
#FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #yogalikeagrownasswoman #yogini
I gotta keep it 100, this pose right here is hard AF... if I didn't have to get ready for work I'd still be trying to get this one. This is my flawsome and perfectly imperfect attempt at Kapotasana or Pigeon Pose. It serves as my reminder to be patient and kind to myself. I'll get it in due time and with practice. YOGA is a practice and practice makes progress. Here I am growing and progressing daily. Participating in this challenge has been a wonderful experience of personal development and growth; love for my body and Yoga. I thank YOU for the love, support, and encouragement along the way. This challenge might be over but this journey is just beginning. Stay tuned as I continue doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman🦋 ❤Marenda Day 28 the last day of the #Yoga4Growth  Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb Sponsored by: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga It's Kapotasana or Pigeon Pose. Benefits: *Stretches the entire front of the body, the ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat *Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas) *Strengthens back muscles *Improves posture *Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck muscles *Improves posture #Kapotasana  #PigeonPose  #Yoga4Growth  #yoga  #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #Gratitude  #Love  #Life #stayfocused  #youcandoit   #NeverGiveUp  #LETSGROW   #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #yogini 
I felt some kind of way today laying flat on my stomach with "these" breasts comfortably... it took me awhile just to be able to lay on my stomach... laying on the beach today I had a clear vision of how far I've come and where I'm going... in the last 27 days I've gently pushed myself and did some poses I wasn't confident about even trying. When it got hard I kept trying cause I NEVER GIVE UP! Tomorrow is the last day of this challenge. However, I will continue to challenge myself and grow while doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman. If I can do it so can you! LET'S GROW! #practicemakesprogress
❤Marenda 
Day 27 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb. Sponsored by: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
Today's pose is Bhekasana (frog pose).
Benefits: *Opens up the hip joints.
Stretches and strengthens the lower back.
*Calms the mind and body.
*Relieves menstrual cramps.
*Enhances the digestive functioning of the body.
*Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas)
*Strengthens the back muscles
*Improves posture
#bhekasana #frogpose #Yoga4Growth #yoga #yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #Gratitude #Love #Life #stayfocused #youcandoit #NeverGiveUp #LETSGROW #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles  #yogalikeagrownasswoman #yogini
I felt some kind of way today laying flat on my stomach with "these" breasts comfortably... it took me awhile just to be able to lay on my stomach... laying on the beach today I had a clear vision of how far I've come and where I'm going... in the last 27 days I've gently pushed myself and did some poses I wasn't confident about even trying. When it got hard I kept trying cause I NEVER GIVE UP! Tomorrow is the last day of this challenge. However, I will continue to challenge myself and grow while doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman. If I can do it so can you! LET'S GROW! #practicemakesprogress  ❤Marenda Day 27 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge  hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb. Sponsored by: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga Today's pose is Bhekasana (frog pose). Benefits: *Opens up the hip joints. Stretches and strengthens the lower back. *Calms the mind and body. *Relieves menstrual cramps. *Enhances the digestive functioning of the body. *Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas) *Strengthens the back muscles *Improves posture #bhekasana  #frogpose  #Yoga4Growth  #yoga  #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #Gratitude  #Love  #Life  #stayfocused  #youcandoit  #NeverGiveUp  #LETSGROW  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #yogini 
Sipping my yogi tea before bed meditating on these wise words:
The Purpose of Life is to KNOW Yourself and LOVE Yourself and TRUST Yourself and BE Yourself.

Do You.
❤Marenda 
#yogitea #yogi #wisdom #teatime #wisewords #Meditation #purposeoflife #know #love #trust #be #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #liveonpurpose
I had to put my dgaf hat on today. My happy place is crowded and here I am doing yoga. I should've came earlier. I just couldn't get out of bed. Oh well, here I am like I'm the only one here... singing The World Is Yours by Nas (Whose World Is This?) Day 22 in the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyaWebb. Today's pose is Dhanurasana (bow pose).Benefits:
*Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas)
*Strengthens the back muscles.
*Improves posture.
*Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck.
#Dhanurasana #bowpose #yogachallenge #yoga #beachtherapy #yoganewbie yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogatherapy #Gratitude #love #life #NeverGiveUp #Yogalikeagrownasswoman #SurvivorChronicles #california #theworldisyours
I had to put my dgaf hat on today. My happy place is crowded and here I am doing yoga. I should've came earlier. I just couldn't get out of bed. Oh well, here I am like I'm the only one here... singing The World Is Yours by Nas (Whose World Is This?) Day 22 in the #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyaWebb. Today's pose is Dhanurasana (bow pose).Benefits: *Stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs and groins, abdomen and chest, and throat, and deep hip flexors (psoas) *Strengthens the back muscles. *Improves posture. *Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck. #Dhanurasana  #bowpose  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #beachtherapy  #yoganewbie  yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere  #yogatherapy  #Gratitude  #love  #life  #NeverGiveUp  #Yogalikeagrownasswoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #california  #theworldisyours 
Many people think that a mastectomy is like having a boob job. Many people don't know there are different types of mastectomies and different procedures... Each one has varying possible long term effects and every woman's experience is different. Recovery time is supposedly a few weeks... However, I don't think one can put a time frame on how long it takes Mind, Body, and Soul to fully recover from such a trauma. Moreover, I don't think mind, body, and soul always recover at the same time or pace... Not to mention coping with phantom breast syndrome, body image issues, and reoccurence concerns... Many people don't know that even after a mastectomy breast cancer can come back in the same area or some where else... What a breast cancer survivor endures and lives with is not the same as what someone that elected to have a boob job endures! It's like comparing apples and oranges... totally different! I'm trying not to be annoyed by ignorance and instead share in educating folks... cause people say the most asinine things to breast cancer survivors... as Maya Angelou says, When you know better you do better. 🦋
❤
Marenda
#FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #mastectomy #lifeaftercancer #imasurvivor #scars #pain #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose 
@Regrann from @pinkshoesinc -  #PinkSHOESInc #BreastCancer #WeHelpInRealLife #LongIsland #WeAround - #regrann @MarlaJan
Many people think that a mastectomy is like having a boob job. Many people don't know there are different types of mastectomies and different procedures... Each one has varying possible long term effects and every woman's experience is different. Recovery time is supposedly a few weeks... However, I don't think one can put a time frame on how long it takes Mind, Body, and Soul to fully recover from such a trauma. Moreover, I don't think mind, body, and soul always recover at the same time or pace... Not to mention coping with phantom breast syndrome, body image issues, and reoccurence concerns... Many people don't know that even after a mastectomy breast cancer can come back in the same area or some where else... What a breast cancer survivor endures and lives with is not the same as what someone that elected to have a boob job endures! It's like comparing apples and oranges... totally different! I'm trying not to be annoyed by ignorance and instead share in educating folks... cause people say the most asinine things to breast cancer survivors... as Maya Angelou says, When you know better you do better. 🦋 ❤ Marenda #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #mastectomy  #lifeaftercancer  #imasurvivor  #scars  #pain  #NeverGiveUp  #LiveOnPurpose  @Regrann from @pinkshoesinc - #PinkSHOESInc  #BreastCancer  #WeHelpInRealLife  #LongIsland  #WeAround  - #regrann  @MarlaJan
I haven't done a handstand in 3 years. The strain and tightness of my chest and under my arms from my bilateral mastectomy had me too shook to even try. I guess I've been working myself up to this day. Despite the FEAR of pulling something or dislocating my implants or the concerns of tearing the tissue from the anonymous mysterious rockstar cadaver that was used to help reconstruct my breasts... I did the hand stand not once today but repeatedly until I supported myself and held it. I conquered my fear and everything is still intact. This day has made me stronger mentally and physically. Moreover, it has restored some of the confidence I left on that operating table. Filled with gratitude. If I can do it so can you. Let's Grow 🦋 ❤Marenda 
Day 21 of the #Yoga4Growth Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb 
The pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)
Benefits:
*Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and wrists.
*Stretches the belly.
*Improves sense of balance.
*Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression.
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Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @doterra @aloyoga
#stronger #better #practicemakesprogress
#yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #yoga #YogaLikeaGrownAssWoman 
#AdhoMukhaVrksasana #Handstand #BadAss #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftermastectomy #fuckcancer #NeverGiveUp #Youcandoit #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #LetsGrow #Gratitude #Love #awakening #knowledgeofself #enlightenment #tothyselfbetrue #GodsWork
I haven't done a handstand in 3 years. The strain and tightness of my chest and under my arms from my bilateral mastectomy had me too shook to even try. I guess I've been working myself up to this day. Despite the FEAR of pulling something or dislocating my implants or the concerns of tearing the tissue from the anonymous mysterious rockstar cadaver that was used to help reconstruct my breasts... I did the hand stand not once today but repeatedly until I supported myself and held it. I conquered my fear and everything is still intact. This day has made me stronger mentally and physically. Moreover, it has restored some of the confidence I left on that operating table. Filled with gratitude. If I can do it so can you. Let's Grow 🦋 ❤Marenda Day 21 of the #Yoga4Growth  Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb The pose is Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) Benefits: *Strengthens the shoulders, arms, and wrists. *Stretches the belly. *Improves sense of balance. *Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @doterra @aloyoga #stronger  #better  #practicemakesprogress  #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #YogaLikeaGrownAssWoman  #AdhoMukhaVrksasana  #Handstand  #BadAss  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftermastectomy  #fuckcancer  #NeverGiveUp  #Youcandoit  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #LetsGrow  #Gratitude  #Love  #awakening  #knowledgeofself  #enlightenment  #tothyselfbetrue  #GodsWork 
Rebuilding my upper body strength since my surgeries and overcoming concerns of discomfort, pain, ripping, tearing, popping, or displacing something has been a long challenging road. Even though I struggled with today's pose and need lots of practice, I am proud of myself. Here I am growing. If I can do it so can YOU! ❤Marenda
🦋
Day 20 of the #Yoga4Growth Challenge 
hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb 
It's the Firefly Pose.
Benefits: strengthens the wrists.
Increases the strength of the arms.
Tightens and tones the belly.
It stretches the inner groins, hamstrings, back torso, and the core. #yogawiz 🦋
Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
#Yogachallenge #yoganewbie #yogainspiration #fireflypose  #yogalikeagrownasswoman #NeverGiveUp #stayfocused #youcandoittoo #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #LETSGROW #practicemakesprogress
Rebuilding my upper body strength since my surgeries and overcoming concerns of discomfort, pain, ripping, tearing, popping, or displacing something has been a long challenging road. Even though I struggled with today's pose and need lots of practice, I am proud of myself. Here I am growing. If I can do it so can YOU! ❤Marenda 🦋 Day 20 of the #Yoga4Growth  Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb It's the Firefly Pose. Benefits: strengthens the wrists. Increases the strength of the arms. Tightens and tones the belly. It stretches the inner groins, hamstrings, back torso, and the core. #yogawiz  🦋 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Yogachallenge  #yoganewbie  #yogainspiration  #fireflypose  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #NeverGiveUp  #stayfocused  #youcandoittoo  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #LETSGROW  #practicemakesprogress 
This warrior had a tough day and striking this warrior III pose wasn't easy. I got my work cut out for me. I'll keep trying! Let's Grow!🦋
❤Marenda 
Day 18 of #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @ladydork & @KoyaWebb 
it's Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III). Warrior III strengthens the whole back side of the body, including the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, ankles, and back. It also tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles. Warrior III improves balance, posture, and full-body coordination. #repost
Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
 #WarriorIII #VirabhadrasanaIII #Yoga #yogachallenge #yoganewbie #yogainspiration #yogalikeagrownasswoman #Gratitude #love #life #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #LetsGrow
This warrior had a tough day and striking this warrior III pose wasn't easy. I got my work cut out for me. I'll keep trying! Let's Grow!🦋 ❤Marenda Day 18 of #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @ladydork & @KoyaWebb  it's Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III). Warrior III strengthens the whole back side of the body, including the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, ankles, and back. It also tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles. Warrior III improves balance, posture, and full-body coordination. #repost  Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #WarriorIII  #VirabhadrasanaIII  #Yoga  #yogachallenge  #yoganewbie  #yogainspiration  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #Gratitude  #love  #life  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #LetsGrow 
I don't care what it looks like or what it feels like... keep pushing through. You can do it. Never Give Up!
❤Marenda 
#Youcandoit #askmehowiknow
#stayfocused
#NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #LIFELESSONS #SurvivorChronicles #LiveOnPurpose @Regrann from @third_eye_thirst -  #thirdeyethirst - #regrann
"To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise." ~Gene Tunney

My roommate Regetta and I walked over 15k steps with a smile yesterday... but my legs are a lil sore today lol... my health is worth it. 🦋
💕Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #Life #healthychoices  #walking #beachtherapy #goodhealth  #takecareofyou #exercise #smile #LiveOnPurpose #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles
Reaching up and giving thanks to God. I am blessed and highly favored! 🦋
❤Marenda
Photo by Rejetta 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Day 17 of the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @LadyDork & @KoyaWebb 
Today's pose is Vasisthasana (side plank). This has the same benefits as the high plank as it works on your core and your wrist and arm strength. It also improves your balance and concentration. #repost #ladydork 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Sponsors: 
@toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme 
@aloyoga
#Gratitude #Love #Yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #yoga #beachtherapy #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #takecareofyou #lifelessons #Godsplan #wisdom #melanin  #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose 
#Vasisthasana #sideplank
Reaching up and giving thanks to God. I am blessed and highly favored! 🦋 ❤Marenda Photo by Rejetta 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Day 17 of the #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @LadyDork & @KoyaWebb Today's pose is Vasisthasana (side plank). This has the same benefits as the high plank as it works on your core and your wrist and arm strength. It also improves your balance and concentration. #repost  #ladydork  🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors:  @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme  @aloyoga #Gratitude  #Love  #Yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #beachtherapy  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #takecareofyou  #lifelessons  #Godsplan  #wisdom  #melanin  #NeverGiveUp  #LiveOnPurpose  #Vasisthasana  #sideplank 
I am stronger every day in every way and filled with gratitude.
❤Marenda 
Day 15 of the #Yoga4Growth Challenge hosted by @ladydork
& @koyawebb. The pose is Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana (Forearm Plank Pose)
Benefits:
*Strengthens the abdominals, arms, shoulders, and chest
*Relieves stress and mild depression
*Improves posture
*Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and arches of the feet.
Source: #BeYogi
Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Yoga4Growth #forearmplank #dolphinplankpose #yogalikeagrownasswoman #yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #yoga #Mindfulness #Meditation #beKind #bePatient #loveyourself #knowledgeofself #enlightenment #tothyselfbetrue #LiveOnPurpose #SurvivorChronicles #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #MakaraAdhoMukhaSvanasana #Gratitude
I am stronger every day in every way and filled with gratitude. ❤Marenda Day 15 of the #Yoga4Growth  Challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb. The pose is Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana (Forearm Plank Pose) Benefits: *Strengthens the abdominals, arms, shoulders, and chest *Relieves stress and mild depression *Improves posture *Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and arches of the feet. Source: #BeYogi  Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Yoga4Growth  #forearmplank  #dolphinplankpose  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #Mindfulness  #Meditation  #beKind  #bePatient  #loveyourself  #knowledgeofself  #enlightenment  #tothyselfbetrue  #LiveOnPurpose  #SurvivorChronicles  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #MakaraAdhoMukhaSvanasana  #Gratitude 
Life Lesson: Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself. 
Perhaps it was overly optimistic of me to think that by the 14th day of this challenge I would be in a full split. This morning I had to remind myself... Compton wasn't built in a day nor 14 days... neither will my yoga practice. I am a work in progress... learning, stretching, GROWING daily... mentally, physically, and spiritually. Where I am today is not where I'll be tomorrow. Let's Grow!
❤Marenda 
Day 14 of #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb  Today's pose is Hanumanasana (monkey pose/splits). This is an ultimate pose for opening the hamstrings and the hip flexors. The abdominal muscles and pelvic floor are strengthened and our flexibility, alignment, and range of movement is increased. Hips are deeply challenged in this pose, and so is our patience. We cannot hurry our body to open up, we must trust the timelines it provides us and exercise kindness while on our way down. #repost 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Yoga4Growth #Hanumanasana #yogalikeagrownasswoman #yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #yoga #Mindfulness #Meditation #beKind #bePatient #loveyourself #knowledgeofself #enlightenment #tothyselfbetrue #LiveOnPurpose #SurvivorChronicles #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #lifelessons
Life Lesson: Be kind to yourself. Be patient with yourself. Perhaps it was overly optimistic of me to think that by the 14th day of this challenge I would be in a full split. This morning I had to remind myself... Compton wasn't built in a day nor 14 days... neither will my yoga practice. I am a work in progress... learning, stretching, GROWING daily... mentally, physically, and spiritually. Where I am today is not where I'll be tomorrow. Let's Grow! ❤Marenda Day 14 of #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb Today's pose is Hanumanasana (monkey pose/splits). This is an ultimate pose for opening the hamstrings and the hip flexors. The abdominal muscles and pelvic floor are strengthened and our flexibility, alignment, and range of movement is increased. Hips are deeply challenged in this pose, and so is our patience. We cannot hurry our body to open up, we must trust the timelines it provides us and exercise kindness while on our way down. #repost  🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Yoga4Growth  #Hanumanasana  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #Mindfulness  #Meditation  #beKind  #bePatient  #loveyourself  #knowledgeofself  #enlightenment  #tothyselfbetrue  #LiveOnPurpose  #SurvivorChronicles  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #lifelessons 
When its been over 20 years since you've even thought about doing the splits and you find yourself in a half split thinking this used to be so easy... what happened? I'm feeling some kind of way... Still up for the challenge, doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman!
❤Marenda

Day 13 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb 
It's One Legged King Pigeon Pose aka Eka Pada Rajakapotasan.

Benefits: If practiced on a regular basis: Stretches the groins, psoas muscles, abdomen, chest, shoulders, neck and thighs. Vitalizes the immune system and digestion. Source: #lovemyyoga

Sponsors:
@toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga

#yoga #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #FaithFocusFlow #yogalikeagrownasswoman #SurvivorChronicles #ificandoitsocanyou  #OneLeggedKingPigeonPose #EkaPadaRajakapotasan
When its been over 20 years since you've even thought about doing the splits and you find yourself in a half split thinking this used to be so easy... what happened? I'm feeling some kind of way... Still up for the challenge, doing Yoga Like a Grown Ass Woman! ❤Marenda Day 13 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge  hosted by @ladydork & @koyawebb It's One Legged King Pigeon Pose aka Eka Pada Rajakapotasan. Benefits: If practiced on a regular basis: Stretches the groins, psoas muscles, abdomen, chest, shoulders, neck and thighs. Vitalizes the immune system and digestion. Source: #lovemyyoga  Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #yoga  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yogainspiration  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #FaithFocusFlow  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #ificandoitsocanyou  #OneLeggedKingPigeonPose  #EkaPadaRajakapotasan 
Sipping my yogi tea meditating on these wise words:
Your Great Happiness is Based on the Warmth of Your Heart.
🤔❤
#happiness #yogitea #yogi #wisdom #teatime #Mindfulness
#meditation #sippintea #heart #gratitude #love #life #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles
"Everytime you smile at someone it is an action of love a gift to that person a beautiful thing." ~Mother Teresa

I smile all the time sometimes even when I'm mad or sad. I can't help it. When I look into the eyes of another human being I often smile involuntarily... I suppose it is an act of love and a gift. Right now I'm smiling as I color. Coloring therapy is relaxing. Some of my best ideas come to me while coloring... I'm coloring in my Attitude is Everything Surviving Cancer Coloring for Wellness Journal by Marenda Taylor available via Amazon. ❤Marenda 
#Gratitude #love #life #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #AttitudeisEverything #Lifeaftercancer #coloringtherapy #coloringbook #journaling #smile #CancerSurvivor
"Everytime you smile at someone it is an action of love a gift to that person a beautiful thing." ~Mother Teresa I smile all the time sometimes even when I'm mad or sad. I can't help it. When I look into the eyes of another human being I often smile involuntarily... I suppose it is an act of love and a gift. Right now I'm smiling as I color. Coloring therapy is relaxing. Some of my best ideas come to me while coloring... I'm coloring in my Attitude is Everything Surviving Cancer Coloring for Wellness Journal by Marenda Taylor available via Amazon. ❤Marenda #Gratitude  #love  #life  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #AttitudeisEverything  #Lifeaftercancer  #coloringtherapy  #coloringbook  #journaling  #smile  #CancerSurvivor 
A warrior in a warrior pose.
❤Marenda  Day 9 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge hosted by @ladydork and @koyaWebb and I , it's Virabhadrasana II (warrior II). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
"This is a deep hip-opening pose that strengthens the muscles in the thighs and buttocks. It tones the abdomen, ankles, and arches of the feet. This pose also opens the chest and shoulders, improving breathing capacity and increasing circulation throughout the body. It is also known to be therapeutic for flat feet, sciatica, infertility, and osteoporosis." -Yoga Outlet 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 •Make sure hips are centered and squared to the side. •Front knee is right on top of the ankle (not past it) and back foot is parallel to the short side of the mat. •Press the feet Into the mat. Gaze past your middle finger. Make sure your legs and arms are engaged. Hold for 5 deep breaths. •Alignment check ✅: the back of the front heel should create an invisible line going down the mat and hit the middle (arch) part of your back foot. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Repost #ladydork #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #yoga #yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #VirabhadrasanaII #warriorposeII
A warrior in a warrior pose. ❤Marenda Day 9 of the #Yoga4Growthchallenge  hosted by @ladydork and @koyaWebb and I , it's Virabhadrasana II (warrior II). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 "This is a deep hip-opening pose that strengthens the muscles in the thighs and buttocks. It tones the abdomen, ankles, and arches of the feet. This pose also opens the chest and shoulders, improving breathing capacity and increasing circulation throughout the body. It is also known to be therapeutic for flat feet, sciatica, infertility, and osteoporosis." -Yoga Outlet 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 •Make sure hips are centered and squared to the side. •Front knee is right on top of the ankle (not past it) and back foot is parallel to the short side of the mat. •Press the feet Into the mat. Gaze past your middle finger. Make sure your legs and arms are engaged. Hold for 5 deep breaths. •Alignment check ✅: the back of the front heel should create an invisible line going down the mat and hit the middle (arch) part of your back foot. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #Repost  #ladydork  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #yoga  #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #VirabhadrasanaII  #warriorposeII 
After a long day I was glad to get back to my room to do some yoga... even the hard poses helped me relax. In these quiet moments of determination and concentration I find myself drifting into a meditative state... when I'm done I feel renewed... like my cup runneth over with love and gratitude... and there's this sense of accomplishment... I can feel the progress being made.
❤Marenda 
Day 8 of #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @ladydork and @koyawebb 
it's Anjaneyasana (Crescent lunge/Low lunge). Crescent Lunge stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexible stability. Considered a balance pose, backbend, and heart opener. Crescent Lunge helps the front of the body to expand, which increases energy and reduces fatigue. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 🔶How to get into the pose?
•Begin with downward facing dog. Lift your right leg up and bring it between your hands. Inhale, Lift your arms up and bring your back knee down on the mat.
You can have a slight backbend while reaching back with your arms.
•Slowly sink your hips down without letting your knee pass your ankle. •You have an option to bring your arms down to the mat besides your feet if your arms get tired. •Remain in your expression of the pose for 5 to 10 breaths. •Protect your knee by making sure it's perpendicular to your ankle. Don't let your knee pass your toes. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @doterra
@aloyoga
#yogainspiration #relax #Mindfulness #Meditation #justbreathe #om #crescentlunge #lowlunge  #yoga #Anjaneyāsana #yogachallenge #youcandoit #nevergiveup #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #workinprogress #yoganewbie #yogaposes
After a long day I was glad to get back to my room to do some yoga... even the hard poses helped me relax. In these quiet moments of determination and concentration I find myself drifting into a meditative state... when I'm done I feel renewed... like my cup runneth over with love and gratitude... and there's this sense of accomplishment... I can feel the progress being made. ❤Marenda Day 8 of #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @ladydork and @koyawebb it's Anjaneyasana (Crescent lunge/Low lunge). Crescent Lunge stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexible stability. Considered a balance pose, backbend, and heart opener. Crescent Lunge helps the front of the body to expand, which increases energy and reduces fatigue. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 🔶How to get into the pose? •Begin with downward facing dog. Lift your right leg up and bring it between your hands. Inhale, Lift your arms up and bring your back knee down on the mat. You can have a slight backbend while reaching back with your arms. •Slowly sink your hips down without letting your knee pass your ankle. •You have an option to bring your arms down to the mat besides your feet if your arms get tired. •Remain in your expression of the pose for 5 to 10 breaths. •Protect your knee by making sure it's perpendicular to your ankle. Don't let your knee pass your toes. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @doterra @aloyoga #yogainspiration  #relax  #Mindfulness  #Meditation  #justbreathe  #om  #crescentlunge  #lowlunge  #yoga  #Anjaneyāsana  #yogachallenge  #youcandoit  #nevergiveup  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #workinprogress  #yoganewbie  #yogaposes 
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Nelson Mandela

Day 7... SMH. I fell on my face a few times trying to do today's pose (ouch)... hence the pillow. I didn't give up. I got back up and kept trying! I'll keep working on it. One day at a time. 🦋 ❤Marenda 
Day 7 of the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork  The pose is Crow (Crane or Bakasana) 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Benefits: *Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
*Improves balance.
*Stretches the muscles of the forearms, wrists and fingers.
**Especially beneficial for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and for people who spend a lot of time on the computer.
*Improves mental equilibrium and sense of calm.
*Improves concentration 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." ~Nelson Mandela Day 7... SMH. I fell on my face a few times trying to do today's pose (ouch)... hence the pillow. I didn't give up. I got back up and kept trying! I'll keep working on it. One day at a time. 🦋 ❤Marenda Day 7 of the #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Crow (Crane or Bakasana) 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Benefits: *Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists *Improves balance. *Stretches the muscles of the forearms, wrists and fingers. **Especially beneficial for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and for people who spend a lot of time on the computer. *Improves mental equilibrium and sense of calm. *Improves concentration 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup @sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #youcandoit  #nevergiveup  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #OmYogaPoses  #doyoga  #yogaanywhere  #crowpose  #believeinyourself  #bakasana 
About Day 6... My schedule can be just as challenging as this Yoga Challenge... today was a lesson in doing Yoga wherever you are... I got it in on the plane 😉
❤Marenda 
Day 6 of the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Malasana (wide squat/garland pose) 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Benefits: *Opens your hips and groin. *Stretches your ankles, lower hamstrings, back and neck. *Tones your abdominals. *Promotes digestion. *Strengthens your metabolism. *Keeps your pelvic and hip joints healthy. *Ideal for prenatal yoga. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga
#yogainspiration #yoganewbie #yogachallenge #yoga 
#youcandoit #nevergiveup #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #OmYogaPoses #YogaAtWork #yogaanywhere
About Day 6... My schedule can be just as challenging as this Yoga Challenge... today was a lesson in doing Yoga wherever you are... I got it in on the plane 😉 ❤Marenda Day 6 of the #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Malasana (wide squat/garland pose) 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Benefits: *Opens your hips and groin. *Stretches your ankles, lower hamstrings, back and neck. *Tones your abdominals. *Promotes digestion. *Strengthens your metabolism. *Keeps your pelvic and hip joints healthy. *Ideal for prenatal yoga. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #yogachallenge  #yoga  #youcandoit  #nevergiveup  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #OmYogaPoses  #YogaAtWork  #yogaanywhere 
Let me start by saying I never go to the gym on my layovers until today... This yoga challenge has me doing things out of my norm. I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman by stepping up to challenges. I grow when I'm out of my comfort zone.
❤Marenda 
Day 5 of the #Yoga4Growth challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
Benefits: It stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, calves, hips, low back, and spine. The various arm positions stretch your shoulders, wrists, forearms, and upper back. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 • From Mountain pose, step the legs 3-4 feet apart into Five Pointed Star. With a flat back exhale forward bringing the palms to the floor under the shoulders.
•Use the arms to pull the forehead down towards the floor, bending the elbows towards the back wall. Press into the feet, lengthening the legs to press the hips up toward the ceiling.
•Feel the spine being pulled in opposite directions as you press the head down and lift the hips up.
•Breathe and hold for 3-8 breaths.
•To release, reach the arms out to the sides and inhale back up into 5 pointed star. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
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#PrasaritaPadottanasana #WideLegForwardFold
#OmYogaPoses #LetsGrow #awakening #knowledgeofself #enlightenment #tothyselfbetrue #Loveyourself #Gratitude #Life #NeverGiveUp #yogachallenge  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #takecareofyou
Let me start by saying I never go to the gym on my layovers until today... This yoga challenge has me doing things out of my norm. I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman by stepping up to challenges. I grow when I'm out of my comfort zone. ❤Marenda Day 5 of the #Yoga4Growth  challenge hosted by @koyaWebb and @ladydork The pose is Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Leg Forward Fold). 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Benefits: It stretches and strengthens the hamstrings, calves, hips, low back, and spine. The various arm positions stretch your shoulders, wrists, forearms, and upper back. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 • From Mountain pose, step the legs 3-4 feet apart into Five Pointed Star. With a flat back exhale forward bringing the palms to the floor under the shoulders. •Use the arms to pull the forehead down towards the floor, bending the elbows towards the back wall. Press into the feet, lengthening the legs to press the hips up toward the ceiling. •Feel the spine being pulled in opposite directions as you press the head down and lift the hips up. •Breathe and hold for 3-8 breaths. •To release, reach the arms out to the sides and inhale back up into 5 pointed star. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Sponsors: @toesox @getlovedup@sunwarriortribe @liforme @aloyoga #yogainspiration  #yoganewbie  #PrasaritaPadottanasana  #WideLegForwardFold  #OmYogaPoses  #LetsGrow  #awakening  #knowledgeofself  #enlightenment  #tothyselfbetrue  #Loveyourself  #Gratitude  #Life  #NeverGiveUp  #yogachallenge  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #takecareofyou 
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Proverbs 17:22

When your Aunt and cousin come to spend time with you on your layover and make you laugh the whole time!
#Gratitude #Love #Life #Family #Fun #Laughter #NoOneFightsAlone #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles
Things don't just happen... things happen for a reason!

When you're in the lazy river and hear someone yell your name and look up to see your girl Nychelle!!! Gotta love how God moves. You would have to know and understand the history to appreciate the significance of me seeing her THIS WEEK at such a time as this... Long story short ... we went to high school together. Nychelle is a 20something+ year Cancer Survivor. She knows all about Fighting Like a Grown Ass Woman! Everything happens for a reason and there's a plethora of reasons I needed to see my dear friend Nychelle today.  HOPE. FAITH. BLESSINGS. MIRACLES. ❤Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #LIFE #Godsplan #Faith #Marendaisms #Cancerfree #CancerSurvivor #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles
Things don't just happen... things happen for a reason! When you're in the lazy river and hear someone yell your name and look up to see your girl Nychelle!!! Gotta love how God moves. You would have to know and understand the history to appreciate the significance of me seeing her THIS WEEK at such a time as this... Long story short ... we went to high school together. Nychelle is a 20something+ year Cancer Survivor. She knows all about Fighting Like a Grown Ass Woman! Everything happens for a reason and there's a plethora of reasons I needed to see my dear friend Nychelle today. HOPE. FAITH. BLESSINGS. MIRACLES. ❤Marenda #Gratitude  #Love  #LIFE  #Godsplan  #Faith  #Marendaisms  #Cancerfree  #CancerSurvivor  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles 
Day Four
Another challenging day for me... sitting "indian style" easy... sitting in Lotus position not so much (not at all). Lifting myself while in lotus, Tolasana... will require some daily work... I'm up for it... we all have to start somewhere. Here I am. Let's Grow!
❤ Marenda 
Day 4 #Yoga4Growthchallenge, it's 
Tolasana
Benefits: Strengthens your arms and wrists.· Tones your abdominal muscles.· Stimulates your abdominal organs.· Improves your sense of balance.· Calms your mind. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
*From Padmasana (Lotus Pose). Place the palms on the floor beside the hips. ...Exhale, push the hands against the floor, contract the abdominal muscles, and lift the legs and buttocks away from the floor. Hold suspended for 10 to 15 seconds. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 hosted by: @ladydork @koyaweb 📸: @worldtravelingQ
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#Yoga4Growth #lotuspose #Tolasana  #yogainspiration #yoga #yogalikeagrownasswoman #beachtherapy #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #survivor #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #OmYogaPoses #LetsGrow
Day Four Another challenging day for me... sitting "indian style" easy... sitting in Lotus position not so much (not at all). Lifting myself while in lotus, Tolasana... will require some daily work... I'm up for it... we all have to start somewhere. Here I am. Let's Grow! ❤ Marenda Day 4 #Yoga4Growthchallenge , it's  Tolasana Benefits: Strengthens your arms and wrists.· Tones your abdominal muscles.· Stimulates your abdominal organs.· Improves your sense of balance.· Calms your mind. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 *From Padmasana (Lotus Pose). Place the palms on the floor beside the hips. ...Exhale, push the hands against the floor, contract the abdominal muscles, and lift the legs and buttocks away from the floor. Hold suspended for 10 to 15 seconds. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 hosted by: @ladydork @koyaweb 📸: @worldtravelingQ Sponsors:  @AloYoga @ToeSox@SunwarriorTribe @Liforme and@Getlovedup #Yoga4Growth  #lotuspose  #Tolasana  #yogainspiration  #yoga  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #beachtherapy  #NeverGiveUp  #LiveOnPurpose  #survivor  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #OmYogaPoses  #LetsGrow 
Peace Be Still...
My doctor called regarding my ultrasound... she said the lil lump does NOT look like a breast cancer recurrence but perhaps a benign growth... When I come back home she recommends an MRI to be sure... that feels like good news.
Did my beach therapy + yoga +praying today, keeping my mind right.
I am thankful for YOU prayer warriors praying for me and with me. May YOUR EVERY PRAYER be answered. I love YOU.
❤Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #Life #PrayerChangesThings #PowerofPrayer #Faith #SurvivorChronicles  #JesusOntheMainLine #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #PrayerWarriors #NoOneFightsAlone #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #yoga #Mindfulness #Meditation
Peace Be Still... My doctor called regarding my ultrasound... she said the lil lump does NOT look like a breast cancer recurrence but perhaps a benign growth... When I come back home she recommends an MRI to be sure... that feels like good news. Did my beach therapy + yoga +praying today, keeping my mind right. I am thankful for YOU prayer warriors praying for me and with me. May YOUR EVERY PRAYER be answered. I love YOU. ❤Marenda #Gratitude  #Love  #Life  #PrayerChangesThings  #PowerofPrayer  #Faith  #SurvivorChronicles  #JesusOntheMainLine  #NeverGiveUp  #LiveOnPurpose  #PrayerWarriors  #NoOneFightsAlone  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #yoga  #Mindfulness  #Meditation 
Day Three
This one is challenging for me... I'm STILL working on my upper body and my chest from reconstruction... a high plank is easy breezy a low plank (Chaturanga dandasana) is rough... here I am... I'll get it in time... Let's Grow!
❤ Marenda 
Day 3 #Yoga4Growthchallenge, it's 
Chaturanga dandasana (low plank pose) 
Benefits: • Strengthens arm, shoulder, and leg muscles.
* Develops core stability.
* Prepares body for inversions and arm balances. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸
* From plank pose, inhale and slightly shift your body forward coming on the tip of your toes then exhale and start to bend the elbows towards the back of the room and lower down. * Keep the elbows at 90 degree angle and close to the rib cage.
* Keep the spine aligned with the hips and legs. * Hold up to 5 breaths and release down to the mat and slide into a cobra. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 hosted by: @ladydork @koyaweb 📸: @worldtravelingQ
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#Yoga4Growth #lowplank  #Chaturangadandasana #yogainspiration #yoga #yogalikeagrownasswoman #beachtherapy #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #survivor #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #OmYogaPoses #LetsGrow
Day Three This one is challenging for me... I'm STILL working on my upper body and my chest from reconstruction... a high plank is easy breezy a low plank (Chaturanga dandasana) is rough... here I am... I'll get it in time... Let's Grow! ❤ Marenda Day 3 #Yoga4Growthchallenge , it's  Chaturanga dandasana (low plank pose)  Benefits: • Strengthens arm, shoulder, and leg muscles. * Develops core stability. * Prepares body for inversions and arm balances. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 * From plank pose, inhale and slightly shift your body forward coming on the tip of your toes then exhale and start to bend the elbows towards the back of the room and lower down. * Keep the elbows at 90 degree angle and close to the rib cage. * Keep the spine aligned with the hips and legs. * Hold up to 5 breaths and release down to the mat and slide into a cobra. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 hosted by: @ladydork @koyaweb 📸: @worldtravelingQ Sponsors:  @AloYoga @ToeSox@SunwarriorTribe @Liforme and@Getlovedup #Yoga4Growth  #lowplank  #Chaturangadandasana  #yogainspiration  #yoga  #yogalikeagrownasswoman  #beachtherapy  #NeverGiveUp  #LiveOnPurpose  #survivor  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #OmYogaPoses  #LetsGrow 
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." ~Hebrews 11:1

When I looked at the ultra sound machine I thought about my FAITH. More importantly, I laid there thinking about WHAT... WHO my FAITH is in... it ain't in this machine I can tell you that... THANK YOU for lifting and keeping me in your prayers. These last few days have felt like my Faith is being tested... I'm still standing on it! "Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." ~James 1:3
I have divine health.
❤Marenda 
#Faith #Perseverance #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #Prayerworks #SurvivorChronicles #Godgotthis
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." ~Hebrews 11:1 When I looked at the ultra sound machine I thought about my FAITH. More importantly, I laid there thinking about WHAT... WHO my FAITH is in... it ain't in this machine I can tell you that... THANK YOU for lifting and keeping me in your prayers. These last few days have felt like my Faith is being tested... I'm still standing on it! "Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." ~James 1:3 I have divine health. ❤Marenda #Faith  #Perseverance  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #Prayerworks  #SurvivorChronicles  #Godgotthis 
@Regrann from @marendataylor -  I hate needles!!! They took 4 tubes of blood today. My labs came back fine. I have an ultrasound on the lil lump tomorrow. I share my journey for a number of reasons... one of those reasons is because I believe it's important to be proactive about your health... not just reactive. We gotta stay on top of things, know our bodies, and if something doesn't seem right take action. Another reason is we have to be our own best advocate. My doctor knows me well enough to know by the expression on my face (eyebrow up) when I'm not feeling what she's saying and she addresses my concerns right then. My nonverbals are no joke but my verbal communication is my strongest point. I tell her what I feel, think, want, and I'm as adamant or persistent as I need to be to make sure my best interest are met. We work together. It is important to have a good rapport with your doctors. I want my doctors to see themselves when they see me and to take care of me exactly as they would take care of themselves or loved ones. I believe that happens when you are proactive about your health, your own best advocate, and you connect with your doctor communicating openly (speak up). I hope this helps somebody. ❤Marenda 
#FightLikeaGrownAssWoman
#NeverGiveUp #proactive #knowyourbody #selfadvocate #communication #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #teamwork #PrayersUp #liveonpurpose #FaithofaMustardSeed #Godsplan #divinehealth - #regrann
@Regrann from @marendataylor - I hate needles!!! They took 4 tubes of blood today. My labs came back fine. I have an ultrasound on the lil lump tomorrow. I share my journey for a number of reasons... one of those reasons is because I believe it's important to be proactive about your health... not just reactive. We gotta stay on top of things, know our bodies, and if something doesn't seem right take action. Another reason is we have to be our own best advocate. My doctor knows me well enough to know by the expression on my face (eyebrow up) when I'm not feeling what she's saying and she addresses my concerns right then. My nonverbals are no joke but my verbal communication is my strongest point. I tell her what I feel, think, want, and I'm as adamant or persistent as I need to be to make sure my best interest are met. We work together. It is important to have a good rapport with your doctors. I want my doctors to see themselves when they see me and to take care of me exactly as they would take care of themselves or loved ones. I believe that happens when you are proactive about your health, your own best advocate, and you connect with your doctor communicating openly (speak up). I hope this helps somebody. ❤Marenda #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #NeverGiveUp  #proactive  #knowyourbody  #selfadvocate  #communication  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #teamwork  #PrayersUp  #liveonpurpose  #FaithofaMustardSeed  #Godsplan  #divinehealth  - #regrann 
So what do you do when you leave the oncologist office? Hop in the car with your breastie and blast NWA, Ice Cube, Snoop, DJ Quick... old school West Coast Hip Hop all the way to the beach!
#Westsiiiide #thatshowwedo #bff #SurvivorChronicles  #NoOneFightsAlone #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #WestCoast
I hate needles!!! They took 4 tubes of blood today. My labs came back fine. I have an ultrasound on the lil lump tomorrow. I share my journey for a number of reasons... one of those reasons is because I believe it's important to be proactive about your health... not just reactive. We gotta stay on top of things, know our bodies, and if something doesn't seem right take action. Another reason is we have to be our own best advocate. My doctor knows me well enough to know by the expression on my face (eyebrow up) when I'm not feeling what she's saying and she addresses my concerns right then. My nonverbals are no joke but my verbal communication is my strongest point. I tell her what I feel, think, want, and I'm as adamant or persistent as I need to be to make sure my best interest are met. We work together. It is important to have a good rapport with your doctors. I want my doctors to see themselves when they see me and to take care of me exactly as they would take care of themselves or loved ones. I believe that happens when you are proactive about your health, your own best advocate, and you connect with your doctor communicating openly (speak up). I hope this helps somebody. ❤Marenda 
#FightLikeaGrownAssWoman
#NeverGiveUp #proactive #knowyourbody #selfadvocate #communication #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #teamwork #PrayersUp #liveonpurpose #FaithofaMustardSeed #Godsplan #divinehealth
I hate needles!!! They took 4 tubes of blood today. My labs came back fine. I have an ultrasound on the lil lump tomorrow. I share my journey for a number of reasons... one of those reasons is because I believe it's important to be proactive about your health... not just reactive. We gotta stay on top of things, know our bodies, and if something doesn't seem right take action. Another reason is we have to be our own best advocate. My doctor knows me well enough to know by the expression on my face (eyebrow up) when I'm not feeling what she's saying and she addresses my concerns right then. My nonverbals are no joke but my verbal communication is my strongest point. I tell her what I feel, think, want, and I'm as adamant or persistent as I need to be to make sure my best interest are met. We work together. It is important to have a good rapport with your doctors. I want my doctors to see themselves when they see me and to take care of me exactly as they would take care of themselves or loved ones. I believe that happens when you are proactive about your health, your own best advocate, and you connect with your doctor communicating openly (speak up). I hope this helps somebody. ❤Marenda #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #NeverGiveUp  #proactive  #knowyourbody  #selfadvocate  #communication  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #teamwork  #PrayersUp  #liveonpurpose  #FaithofaMustardSeed  #Godsplan  #divinehealth 
TRANSPARENCY:
I see my Oncologist every 6 months... because of my schedule I'm a little over due by a month and some days. This visit is a little different from my usual 6 month visit... there's always a level of anxiety. However, today is different because a few days ago I discovered a small lump in my neck. So in addition to the regular testing I'm seeking answers on this lil lump... the last time I had a lump that I thought was nothing, it turned out to be a life changing something... so now I take every lump, bump, scratch, ache, and/or pain VERY SERIOUS, especially considering my particular risk factors. Ain't no lets wait or watch to see what happens... it's lets find out what it is (if anything) and deal with it accordingly immediately and aggressively!!! So today with my Mom and BFF, I walked back in that same building that I had chemo in... on the exact day I cut my hair 3yrs ago (after the 1st chemo)... An emotional day in which I fought back tears thinking about how far I've come from this time 3 years ago and how the only words I want to hear my doctor say is you are still cancer free. She said she doesn't think its anything but can't say 100% and ordered labs and an ultrasound... So please say a prayer for me. ❤Marenda 
#BlessingandMiracles #PrayersUp #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #Godswillbedone #liveonpurpose #cancerfree #divinehealth #JehovahRapha #JehovahJireh #FaithofaMustardSeed #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman
TRANSPARENCY: I see my Oncologist every 6 months... because of my schedule I'm a little over due by a month and some days. This visit is a little different from my usual 6 month visit... there's always a level of anxiety. However, today is different because a few days ago I discovered a small lump in my neck. So in addition to the regular testing I'm seeking answers on this lil lump... the last time I had a lump that I thought was nothing, it turned out to be a life changing something... so now I take every lump, bump, scratch, ache, and/or pain VERY SERIOUS, especially considering my particular risk factors. Ain't no lets wait or watch to see what happens... it's lets find out what it is (if anything) and deal with it accordingly immediately and aggressively!!! So today with my Mom and BFF, I walked back in that same building that I had chemo in... on the exact day I cut my hair 3yrs ago (after the 1st chemo)... An emotional day in which I fought back tears thinking about how far I've come from this time 3 years ago and how the only words I want to hear my doctor say is you are still cancer free. She said she doesn't think its anything but can't say 100% and ordered labs and an ultrasound... So please say a prayer for me. ❤Marenda #BlessingandMiracles  #PrayersUp  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer  #Godswillbedone  #liveonpurpose  #cancerfree  #divinehealth  #JehovahRapha  #JehovahJireh  #FaithofaMustardSeed  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman 
Sipping my yogi tea meditating on these words:
Love is an Experience of Infinity.

Love is limitless... my cup runneth over with love... sending some YOUR way today and every day.
❤ Marenda 
#Love #Gratitude #yogi #wisdom #teatime #Mindfulness #Meditation #letitsoakin #knowledgeofself #enlightenment #tothyselfbetrue #BeLove #IamLove #whatsinyourcup #yogitea #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #SurvivorChronicles
On THIS day in 2014 I found myself going toe to toe with a formidable opponent... Looking back brings a flood of emotions... I remember this day as if it were 5min. ago! Sitting in the "infusion" chemo chair for the first time not knowing what to expect... from the experience I can truly say What Doesn't Kill Me Only Makes Me Stronger. 
I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman all day every day! Still standing. God's grace and mercy and the amazing Team
Marenda still carrying me every day ❤ when I look at this picture I see a certain sadness but what strikes me most is the look of resolve in my eyes. No matter what you're facing put your gloves on and be resolved to come out victorious... IJS
❤Marenda 
#NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #chemo #lifeaftercancer #fuckcancer #rememberwhereyoucamefrom #stronger
On THIS day in 2014 I found myself going toe to toe with a formidable opponent... Looking back brings a flood of emotions... I remember this day as if it were 5min. ago! Sitting in the "infusion" chemo chair for the first time not knowing what to expect... from the experience I can truly say What Doesn't Kill Me Only Makes Me Stronger. I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman all day every day! Still standing. God's grace and mercy and the amazing Team Marenda still carrying me every day ❤ when I look at this picture I see a certain sadness but what strikes me most is the look of resolve in my eyes. No matter what you're facing put your gloves on and be resolved to come out victorious... IJS ❤Marenda #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #SurvivorChronicles  #chemo  #lifeaftercancer  #fuckcancer  #rememberwhereyoucamefrom  #stronger 
Someone asked me what my necklace means...it represents a heart beat...a heart rate and having HEART. It means I'm Alive and Blessed to be here. Humbled and thankful as I reflect  on my life. My necklace is a reminder not to  take anyone or anything especially my life for granted.
❤Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #Life #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #heartbeat #heartrate #HEART #livetothefullest #liveonpurpose #GodisGood
"May your soul revive, rekindle and rejoice." ~Lailah Gifty Akita

Sending lots of LOVE as I soak in this GOOD Puerto Rico Energy... Reviving. 
Rekindling. Rejoicing. ❤Marenda 
#LiveOnPurpose #takecareofyou #lifelessons #gratitude #love #life #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #SurvivorChronicles #dayinthelife  #falife #PuertoRico
"I'm stronger, I'm wiser. I am better, so much better..." ~Marvin Sapp

The truth is... as I'm looking out... I'm also looking in... this is what I've longed to see and the inner me is beaming right now. I've dreamed so many dreams and to watch them come true is something difficult to put into words... my eyes are crying a river as I'm filled with such gratitude to humbly stand here and look at the shores of Puerto Rico today... but you don't hear me though... never would've made it...
#GodsWork #GodisGood #Gratitude #love #life #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #LiveOnPurpose #beautiful #dayinthelife #SurvivorChronicles #falife #PuertoRico #Worldtour #falife
"I'm stronger, I'm wiser. I am better, so much better..." ~Marvin Sapp The truth is... as I'm looking out... I'm also looking in... this is what I've longed to see and the inner me is beaming right now. I've dreamed so many dreams and to watch them come true is something difficult to put into words... my eyes are crying a river as I'm filled with such gratitude to humbly stand here and look at the shores of Puerto Rico today... but you don't hear me though... never would've made it... #GodsWork  #GodisGood  #Gratitude  #love  #life  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #LiveOnPurpose  #beautiful  #dayinthelife  #SurvivorChronicles  #falife  #PuertoRico  #Worldtour  #falife 
El Morro.
Standing here learning the history of Puerto Rico as I take in the beauty of my surroundings... It's ABSOLUTELY beautiful here!
#gratitude
#love #life #worldtour #PuertoRico #ElMorro #beauty #dayinthelife #sky #ocean #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #bucketlist #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #falife
Walking around Puerto Rico... My friend Alexis insisted I go see El Morro. He neglected to mention the steps and hills... getting my workout in!
❤Marenda 
#sightseeing #worldtour #walking #climbing #PuertoRico #dayinthelife #SurvivorChronicles #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #bucketlist #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #falife #gratitude #Love #Life
Puerto Rico Ohhh!!!
This is what I'm talkin bout right here! Another Happy Place to add to my list!
❤Marenda 
#dreamscometrue #dayinthelife #NeverGiveUp #LiveOnPurpose #bucketlist #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #Godsplan #Mindfulness #Meditation #falife #PuertoRico #blessingsabound
When I look at my breast cast done by Shaney Jo of @keepabreast right before my bilateral mastectomy, so many thoughts race through my mind... this morning's thought is
"Life has left me uniquely unfit for constraint." ~Jaime Lannister, Game of Thrones

Having my breast gutted...amputated... cut off... removed... and reconstructed (NOT the same as a boob job)... it's been the best thing and the worst thing that has ever happened to me... a blessing and a curse....it has truly left me uniquely unfit for constraint. 
Don't wait until disaster strikes to LIVE YOUR LIFE... Start living now without constraint! IJS ❤Marenda 
#NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #LIVE #lifelessons #gratitude #love #mastectomy #breastcancer #keepabreast #knowherbody #breastcast #fuckcancer #doyou #liveonpurpose #SurvivorChronicles #lifeaftercancer
When I look at my breast cast done by Shaney Jo of @keepabreast right before my bilateral mastectomy, so many thoughts race through my mind... this morning's thought is "Life has left me uniquely unfit for constraint." ~Jaime Lannister, Game of Thrones Having my breast gutted...amputated... cut off... removed... and reconstructed (NOT the same as a boob job)... it's been the best thing and the worst thing that has ever happened to me... a blessing and a curse....it has truly left me uniquely unfit for constraint. Don't wait until disaster strikes to LIVE YOUR LIFE... Start living now without constraint! IJS ❤Marenda #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #LIVE  #lifelessons  #gratitude  #love  #mastectomy  #breastcancer  #keepabreast  #knowherbody  #breastcast  #fuckcancer  #doyou  #liveonpurpose  #SurvivorChronicles  #lifeaftercancer 
Life Lesson: WATCH YOUR MOUTH! "Words have energy and power with the ability to HELP, to HEAL, to Hinder, to Hurt, to Harm, to Humiliate, and to Humble." -Yehuda Berg

Coloring a page from Attitude is Everything Surviving Cancer Coloring for Wellness Journal by Marenda Taylor available via Amazon.
#Gratitude
#PowerofWords #SpeakBlessings #Help #Heal  #AttitudeisEverything #SurvivingCancer #coloringtherapy #writingforwellness #journal #coloring #SurvivorChronicles #iamasurvivor #watchyourmouth #speaklife #LIFELESSONS #itsalifestyle #DAYINTHELIFE
Life Lesson: WATCH YOUR MOUTH! "Words have energy and power with the ability to HELP, to HEAL, to Hinder, to Hurt, to Harm, to Humiliate, and to Humble." -Yehuda Berg Coloring a page from Attitude is Everything Surviving Cancer Coloring for Wellness Journal by Marenda Taylor available via Amazon. #Gratitude  #PowerofWords  #SpeakBlessings  #Help  #Heal  #AttitudeisEverything  #SurvivingCancer  #coloringtherapy  #writingforwellness  #journal  #coloring  #SurvivorChronicles  #iamasurvivor  #watchyourmouth  #speaklife  #LIFELESSONS  #itsalifestyle  #DAYINTHELIFE 
Virtually ANYTHING 
IS Possible! Standing on French soil looking up at the Eiffel Tower... from Compton to Paris. I'm here by God's grace. Merci!
❤Marenda
#hope #faith #believe 
#defytheodds #NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #youcandoit #goalslayer #dreamscometrue #Paris #takethegirloutofCompton #flywithme #worldtour #falife #itsalifestyle #dayinthelife #SurvivorChronicles #Survivingcancer #bucketlist #LiveOnPurpose #livenow #doyou #morethanpink #everydayhero
Virtually ANYTHING IS Possible! Standing on French soil looking up at the Eiffel Tower... from Compton to Paris. I'm here by God's grace. Merci! ❤Marenda #hope  #faith  #believe  #defytheodds  #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #youcandoit  #goalslayer  #dreamscometrue  #Paris  #takethegirloutofCompton  #flywithme  #worldtour  #falife  #itsalifestyle  #dayinthelife  #SurvivorChronicles  #Survivingcancer  #bucketlist  #LiveOnPurpose  #livenow  #doyou  #morethanpink  #everydayhero 
Observation #1
ALMOST everything is pretty in Paris! There's a cute cozy cafe or bakery on every corner... lots of beautiful Flowers. I spent a few hours walking the streets. I couldn't help but notice the Pink accents along the way... feeling quite welcome. 
#Paris #prettycity #pink #worldtour #fightlikeagrownasswoman #NeverGiveUp #ParisTrip #dayinthelife #SurvivorChronicles #gratitude #Love #life
Je Suis Arrivé!
When you step into the Paris airport for the first time... oh how meaningful that welcome sign is to me... I never even considered a bucket list until the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer (around this time in 2014). Today, looking at the Pink throughout the airport made me tear up. Those days sitting in that chemo infusion chair and at beach therapy... I set some lofty goals and made big promises to myself... going to France was one of them! Here I am... World tour.
❤Marenda
#NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #goalslayer #survivingcancer #lifeaftercancer #SurvivorChronicles #dreamscometrue #dayinthelife #stayfocused #youcandoit #Paris #livinglifeabundantly #love #gratitude #inspiration #itsalifestyle #falife #morethanpink #worldtour
Je Suis Arrivé! When you step into the Paris airport for the first time... oh how meaningful that welcome sign is to me... I never even considered a bucket list until the day I was diagnosed with breast cancer (around this time in 2014). Today, looking at the Pink throughout the airport made me tear up. Those days sitting in that chemo infusion chair and at beach therapy... I set some lofty goals and made big promises to myself... going to France was one of them! Here I am... World tour. ❤Marenda #NeverGiveUp  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #goalslayer  #survivingcancer  #lifeaftercancer  #SurvivorChronicles  #dreamscometrue  #dayinthelife  #stayfocused  #youcandoit  #Paris  #livinglifeabundantly  #love  #gratitude  #inspiration  #itsalifestyle  #falife  #morethanpink  #worldtour 
"Some books you read and others you work through." ~Marenda Taylor 
Forgiveness is a process and a practice that takes PRACTICE. I haven't mastered it yet but I'm working on it. We are all works in progress... I have no shame in admitting I have my work cut out for me. The good news is I'm DOING the WORK... How can we ask for or expect forgiveness if we don't forgive. In order to grow we have to let go of shit and just FORGIVE others and even ourselves. Sometimes that's easier said than done; However, very necessary. Ask me how I know. Practicing FORGIVENESS is how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman. ♡ Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #Forgiveness #selfhelp #lifelessons #LetsGrow #personalgrowth #awakening #enlightenment #happiness #peace #liveonpurpose #NeverGiveUp #youcandoit #SurvivorChronicles #dayinthelife #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman
"Some books you read and others you work through." ~Marenda Taylor Forgiveness is a process and a practice that takes PRACTICE. I haven't mastered it yet but I'm working on it. We are all works in progress... I have no shame in admitting I have my work cut out for me. The good news is I'm DOING the WORK... How can we ask for or expect forgiveness if we don't forgive. In order to grow we have to let go of shit and just FORGIVE others and even ourselves. Sometimes that's easier said than done; However, very necessary. Ask me how I know. Practicing FORGIVENESS is how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman. ♡ Marenda #Gratitude  #Love  #Forgiveness  #selfhelp  #lifelessons  #LetsGrow  #personalgrowth  #awakening  #enlightenment  #happiness  #peace  #liveonpurpose  #NeverGiveUp  #youcandoit  #SurvivorChronicles  #dayinthelife  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman 
I hope I can make this Retreat.  @Regrann from @keepabreast -  Take time for you. This is a special retreat for breast cancer survivors to take some time to relax, and heal ✨✨Yoga, massage, meditation all at the environmentally conscious resort in Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Mexico. Learn more at keep-a-breast.org 💗 If you're interested email hello@keep-a-breast.org 🤗 - #regrann  #NeverGiveUp #SurvivorChronicles #SurvivingCancer #breastcancerwarrior
I hope I can make this Retreat. @Regrann from @keepabreast - Take time for you. This is a special retreat for breast cancer survivors to take some time to relax, and heal ✨✨Yoga, massage, meditation all at the environmentally conscious resort in Playa Viva, Juluchuca, Mexico. Learn more at keep-a-breast.org 💗 If you're interested email hello@keep-a-breast.org 🤗 - #regrann  #NeverGiveUp  #SurvivorChronicles  #SurvivingCancer  #breastcancerwarrior 
June 4th is National Cancer Survivors Day to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer Survivors. The truth is every day is a fight and I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman all day every day. Fist up for my fighters and Survivors! ♡ Marenda 
Photo by @tamarawatsonphoto
#NEVERGIVEUP #SurvivingCancer #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #Gratitude #Love #Faith #imaSurvivor #SurvivorChronicles #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay #tnbc #brca1 #breastcancer #curecancer #dayinthelife
June 4th is National Cancer Survivors Day to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer Survivors. The truth is every day is a fight and I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman all day every day. Fist up for my fighters and Survivors! ♡ Marenda Photo by @tamarawatsonphoto #NEVERGIVEUP  #SurvivingCancer  #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #Gratitude  #Love  #Faith  #imaSurvivor  #SurvivorChronicles  #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay  #tnbc  #brca1  #breastcancer  #curecancer  #dayinthelife 
Sometimes when I wake up and look out of the window I just close the curtains and get back in bed... Not today. Looking out of THIS balcony door... pool, sunshine, palm trees, people having a good time... every view reveals a life lesson, today's message is clear; LIFE'S A PARTY, CELEBRATE EVERY DAY AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT! Sending love to YOU and yours.
♡ Marenda 
#dayinthelife #Gratitude #Love #perspective #lifelessons #NeverGiveUp #GoodMorning #window #balcony #LasVegas #Life #celebrateeveryday #passingthrough #observing  #SurvivorChronicles
Sometimes when I wake up and look out of the window I just close the curtains and get back in bed... Not today. Looking out of THIS balcony door... pool, sunshine, palm trees, people having a good time... every view reveals a life lesson, today's message is clear; LIFE'S A PARTY, CELEBRATE EVERY DAY AND HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT! Sending love to YOU and yours. ♡ Marenda #dayinthelife  #Gratitude  #Love  #perspective  #lifelessons  #NeverGiveUp  #GoodMorning  #window  #balcony  #LasVegas  #Life  #celebrateeveryday  #passingthrough  #observing  #SurvivorChronicles 
“Don’t be the girl who fell. Be the girl who got back up.” ~Jenette Stanley 
A page from Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman Volume 1 Coloring Book by Marenda Taylor available via Amazon.
#NeverGiveUp #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #stayfocused #youcandoit #dontquit #SurvivorChronicles #itsalifestyle
#Repost @healingscars0711 with @repostapp
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The #3 represents how many times I found myself in a choke hold at the hands of my abuser.  At first it was made to seem like he was just playing yet as I begged to breathe he only squeezed tighter.  It scared me to know how much he enjoyed me begging to catch my breathe and turn red. Gasping for air wondering how long it would take before I was in a casket.  If I died would anyone know and why was this happening.  All I wanted was to love him and fix this broken man yet I too was broken and together our relationship was toxic.  But I loved him and wanted to fix him because of the potential I saw so I stayed.......#SurvivorChronicles!

#SheSpeaks #SCARSInc #BeTrueToYou #SurvivorsConnectingAndRestoringSelf #Restore #Connect #HealingScarsInc #FromMyHeartToYours #Founder #Survivor #DomesticViolence #SexualAssault #HumanTrafficking #DomesticViolenceAwareness #SAAM #SexualAssaultAwareness
#Repost  @healingscars0711 with @repostapp ・・・ The #3  represents how many times I found myself in a choke hold at the hands of my abuser. At first it was made to seem like he was just playing yet as I begged to breathe he only squeezed tighter. It scared me to know how much he enjoyed me begging to catch my breathe and turn red. Gasping for air wondering how long it would take before I was in a casket. If I died would anyone know and why was this happening. All I wanted was to love him and fix this broken man yet I too was broken and together our relationship was toxic. But I loved him and wanted to fix him because of the potential I saw so I stayed.......#SurvivorChronicles ! #SheSpeaks  #SCARSInc  #BeTrueToYou  #SurvivorsConnectingAndRestoringSelf  #Restore  #Connect  #HealingScarsInc  #FromMyHeartToYours  #Founder  #Survivor  #DomesticViolence  #SexualAssault  #HumanTrafficking  #DomesticViolenceAwareness  #SAAM  #SexualAssaultAwareness 
The #3 represents how many times I found myself in a choke hold at the hands of my abuser.  At first it was made to seem like he was just playing yet as I begged to breathe he only squeezed tighter.  It scared me to know how much he enjoyed me begging to catch my breathe and turn red. Gasping for air wondering how long it would take before I was in a casket.  If I died would anyone know and why was this happening.  All I wanted was to love him and fix this broken man yet I too was broken and together our relationship was toxic.  But I loved him and wanted to fix him because of the potential I saw so I stayed.......#SurvivorChronicles!

#SheSpeaks #SCARSInc #BeTrueToYou #SurvivorsConnectingAndRestoringSelf #Restore #Connect #HealingScarsInc #FromMyHeartToYours #Founder #Survivor #DomesticViolence #SexualAssault #HumanTrafficking #DomesticViolenceAwareness #SAAM #SexualAssaultAwareness
The #3  represents how many times I found myself in a choke hold at the hands of my abuser. At first it was made to seem like he was just playing yet as I begged to breathe he only squeezed tighter. It scared me to know how much he enjoyed me begging to catch my breathe and turn red. Gasping for air wondering how long it would take before I was in a casket. If I died would anyone know and why was this happening. All I wanted was to love him and fix this broken man yet I too was broken and together our relationship was toxic. But I loved him and wanted to fix him because of the potential I saw so I stayed.......#SurvivorChronicles ! #SheSpeaks  #SCARSInc  #BeTrueToYou  #SurvivorsConnectingAndRestoringSelf  #Restore  #Connect  #HealingScarsInc  #FromMyHeartToYours  #Founder  #Survivor  #DomesticViolence  #SexualAssault  #HumanTrafficking  #DomesticViolenceAwareness  #SAAM  #SexualAssaultAwareness 
God began my story long before I was even born. I prayed for an opportunity to share that story and the day has finally come. Join me and a host of other speakers on May 20th at the 2017 Women's Conference as we speak about human trafficking and sexual assault. Inbox me for more information. #iRise #Trauma2Triumph #iSurvived #SurvivorChronicles
God began my story long before I was even born. I prayed for an opportunity to share that story and the day has finally come. Join me and a host of other speakers on May 20th at the 2017 Women's Conference as we speak about human trafficking and sexual assault. Inbox me for more information. #iRise  #Trauma2Triumph  #iSurvived  #SurvivorChronicles 
Cancer Survivors have people in their corner that put their boxing gloves on, vaseline on their face, give em water, dress wounds, and tell them to keep fighting.... these special people are Co Survivors!

From the outside peeking in, I can see how some folks don't understand why this is all such a big deal. You would have to know and understand the events that led up to this... It wasn't just me walking across the stage receiving wings... it was WE. If I could've worn the pink boxing gloves across that stage I would've. I didn't do any of these amazing things that have happened over the last 2 years by myself...God is with me every step of the way and God gave me a TEAM... There are so many people behind the scenes that you might not see in pictures... supporting, encouraging, lifting, pushing, praying, carrying, and making TEAM MARENDA. I had to maintain my composure when I saw my sisters Willae and Marci, my cousin Jammie, my friend Jason, and my amazing Mom... they were representing for those that wanted to be there that couldn't be for whatever reason. On Friday WE got OUR wings and started a new book!  This is our story and we share in the glory. NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE...This is how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman! Team work makes the dream work. I am thankful for all of the love and support, it gets me through EVERY day. Thank you so much.
♡ Marenda 
#Gratitude #Love #dayinthelife #TeamMarenda #NoOneFightsAlone #NeverGiveUp #SurvivorChronicles #CoSurvivors #iamsurvivor #Godswork #connected #oneLove #wefightasone
Cancer Survivors have people in their corner that put their boxing gloves on, vaseline on their face, give em water, dress wounds, and tell them to keep fighting.... these special people are Co Survivors! From the outside peeking in, I can see how some folks don't understand why this is all such a big deal. You would have to know and understand the events that led up to this... It wasn't just me walking across the stage receiving wings... it was WE. If I could've worn the pink boxing gloves across that stage I would've. I didn't do any of these amazing things that have happened over the last 2 years by myself...God is with me every step of the way and God gave me a TEAM... There are so many people behind the scenes that you might not see in pictures... supporting, encouraging, lifting, pushing, praying, carrying, and making TEAM MARENDA. I had to maintain my composure when I saw my sisters Willae and Marci, my cousin Jammie, my friend Jason, and my amazing Mom... they were representing for those that wanted to be there that couldn't be for whatever reason. On Friday WE got OUR wings and started a new book! This is our story and we share in the glory. NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE...This is how I Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman! Team work makes the dream work. I am thankful for all of the love and support, it gets me through EVERY day. Thank you so much. ♡ Marenda #Gratitude  #Love  #dayinthelife  #TeamMarenda  #NoOneFightsAlone  #NeverGiveUp  #SurvivorChronicles  #CoSurvivors  #iamsurvivor  #Godswork  #connected  #oneLove  #wefightasone 
Fist Up. Never Give Up!
The inscription on my bracelet says TRUST YOUR JOURNEY. After passing all of my tests, drills, and the final... I went back to the Pink hall and put my fist up... not just for me but for Survivors every where. I know the day to day struggles and challenges. I also know that when you Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman and Never Give Up, nothing can stop you... not cancer, not long term side effects from chemo, not memory/cognitive issues, nor post mastectomy pain syndrome... Nothing can stop you but you. Keep fighting! Whatever it is you want to accomplish, You CAN DO IT! Trust Your Journey. Ask me how I know.
♡ Marenda 
#FightLikeaGrownAssWoman #NeverGiveUp #trustyourjourney #believe #HigherSELF #Faith #Gratitude #loveyourself #youcandoit #stayfocused #yougotthis #liveonpurpose #iamasurvivor #SurvivorChronicles photo by @tamarawatsonphoto
Fist Up. Never Give Up! The inscription on my bracelet says TRUST YOUR JOURNEY. After passing all of my tests, drills, and the final... I went back to the Pink hall and put my fist up... not just for me but for Survivors every where. I know the day to day struggles and challenges. I also know that when you Fight Like a Grown Ass Woman and Never Give Up, nothing can stop you... not cancer, not long term side effects from chemo, not memory/cognitive issues, nor post mastectomy pain syndrome... Nothing can stop you but you. Keep fighting! Whatever it is you want to accomplish, You CAN DO IT! Trust Your Journey. Ask me how I know. ♡ Marenda #FightLikeaGrownAssWoman  #NeverGiveUp  #trustyourjourney  #believe  #HigherSELF  #Faith  #Gratitude  #loveyourself  #youcandoit  #stayfocused  #yougotthis  #liveonpurpose  #iamasurvivor  #SurvivorChronicles  photo by @tamarawatsonphoto
AFFIRMATION:
I am motivated to put forth my best efforts.

a page from ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING SURVIVING CANCER COLORING JOURNAL by Marenda Taylor available via Amazon 
#dailyaffirmations #AttitudeIsEverything
#SurvivingCancer #ColoringJournal #NeverGiveUp #youcandoit #mindfulness #SurvivorChronicles #speakblessings #useyourpower #sayit #affirmations