First steak dinner in YEARS!!! Because no food is bad food. This dinner was to celebrate my uncle’s 60th Birthday at #millerandcartersteakhouse in #birmingham .recovery is about living life and joining in with ‘normal’ activities with those you love. I did it and I survived 💪🏻nothing bad happened and it was actually really #yummy . food is fuel and to be enjoyed, provide nourishment for your body, vital vitamins and mineral to live. It is not the enemy, nor is it a reward or punishment. It is for fuel and pleasure . This steak was amazing, along with onion loaf, buttered new potatoes with a mushroom garlic sauce and salad. I could have panicked (like I would have 5 years ago) about the fact it came with unexpected butter on top and the potatoes were also in butter and that I don’t know what’s in the sauce and that I think the onion loaf looks fried. But I actually forced myself to eat it all as it was without causing a fuss because the ed voice has had its time to talk for 5 years, and I don’t want to let it steal any more memories and experiences from me. You deserve happiness and freedom from any voices you have in your head. NOTHING BAD WILL HAPPEN IF YOU IGNORE YOUR DEMONS #foodismedicine#foodisnottheenemy#nofoodisbadfood#fightingdemons#steak#steakdinner#youcandoit#thereishope#edrecovery#edwarrior#challenge#keepfighting#happinessispossible#celebratinginstyle#dinner#makingmemories
"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love "- Max Muller. A patient and his wife are handing out roses for their 62nd wedding anniversary. ❤
Some days, I don't want to be needed. Many days I don't believe I could be needed (outside my immediate family). But the truth is that we all matter & if we each continue to show up, things will get better & change. There is hope in the collective doing.
In den letzten Wochen haben zahlreiche Frauen und Mädchen unter dem Hastag #metoo ihre Geschichten und Erfahrungen mit sexuellem Missbrauch erzählt. Ich könnte schreien angesichts Wirklichkeit, die kein Geheimnis und doch so brutal ist. Und ich bin dankbar. Dankbar für den Mut und die Stärke und Würde, die es braucht über diese Dinge zu reden. Dankbar für die Bereitschaft so vieler unglaublich starker und würdevoller Menschen, ihre Stimme zu erheben und sich verletzbar zu machen. Und der Bereitschaft so vieler anderer zuzuhören und Teil der Heilung und Lösung sein zu wollen.
Wir sprechen nicht, weil wir hoffnungslos sind oder Mitleid suchen (!) Und wir suchen auch keinen Schuldigen. Und manchmal vielleicht doch und dann ist auch das ok, weil die Ungerechtigkeit zum Himmel schreit und Heilung ein langer Prozess ist.
Aber vor allem sprechen wir, weil wir so viel Hoffnung haben. Und die ist es wert, dass wir dafür aufstehen.
Als ich anfing über meine persönliche Geschichte zu sprechen hatte ich das Glück, wunderbare Menschen um mich herum zu haben, die mich unterstützten, wo sie nur konnten und mir halfen zu verarbeiten, was passiert war. Aber von manchen Seiten hörte ich auch Sätze wie [...] Weiter in den Kommentaren -->#metoo#yourvoicematters#thankyouforspeakingout#thankyouforlistening#thereishope
Lamentations 3:22-23English Standard Version (ESV)
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a] his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. #thereishope
This is my favourite verse as it reminds me you might be discouraged about today may be things didn't work the way you wanted and today is over.There is hope for tomorrow his mercies are new God will make a way
Después de años por estos lares, acabo de vivenciar que los finlandeses también se lo saben pasar bien en el trabajo; saben sonreír de manera natural y pueden ser incluso molones!!! Eso sí, este tío pasa la prueba con buena nota🤣 aunque sangre latina corre por venas, no hay constancia de castellano alguno...
After years, yes 3 to be exact, someone has opened my eyes and proved that Finnish people can also have fun while they work!
Well, he crosses the line and reminds me a lot of mine, my people #thereishope#longdayatwork#finlandesesmolones#espoo
In an effort to get more veggies into each meal, I've been trying new veggies and new-to-us ways of eating them. Back in November when I started this journey, I began making roasted fine whole green beans with breakfast.
Logan, my 8 year old, didn't love them. I didn't push it, but would give him a very small amount (think 1-2 green beans) each time rather than a full serving. Slowly, he started requesting bigger portions and going for seconds.
Yesterday he said, unprovoked, "When you first started making these green beans, I didn't like them that much, but now I think they're delicious!" (Excited emphasis on "delicious") **VICTORY** Taste buds change, y'all!
Whether it's your children's or your own, you can change tastes with patience and diligence.
We have all added so many great, nutrient-dense foods to our palates.
Anchor of Hope offers education and encouragement to those who have a loved one struggling with addiction. We meet Mondays 6-8 PM at the Foundations for Recovery office 110 N. Ivy St. Medford, OR.
WMKC is happy to share our client’s feedback. This client has been suffering from major depression for almost a decade, and this quote from his wife was after our client’s 2nd infusion. #thereishope#ketaminesaveslives
#FBF Found this pic on Fb from May last year when I wasn't a round dumplin 😩😞 #thereishope I used to hashtag my pics #fitgirls but now I can't sit with them at all 😩, where's the big fat mampy table at? 😂😂😩
Anxiety once had me bound. To the point of waking up every morning with my stomach in knots. My body shaking, heart racing. I felt so sick. I didn't even know why. I tried prescriptions, nothing made me feel better. I tried so hard to overcome these feelings on my own. Faking a smile and hiding my depression. Pushing forward for my family, for my kids. Some days I just couldn't. There were times when i didn't want to see or talk to anyone. I didn't want to cook or clean or adult. My babies were the only thing that kept me going. I prayed for a change. I didn't want to feel this way. This was not how I wanted my life to be. A constant battle inside My own mind. My babies deserved better from me. My husband deserved better. I deserved better. I had to do something. I always thought anxiety and depression was a mental health issue. I literally thought it was in my DNA. I was wrong. After focusing on my own gut health and taking action, I noticed a significant change in my mood. A couple more weeks go by and I feel brand new! Like really? What is going on!? I'm happy. The happiest I have been in my entire life. I have energy and want to play with my kids! I'm not high strung and moody or stressing about minor mishaps or mistakes. I am mellow. I feel peaceful. Is this real life? Why didn't I do this sooner? Everyone needs this!! These are the the thoughts that were going on in my head. Friends, educate yourself on gut health. Things that you struggle with that you might feel is your "normal" that are impacting your daily life can be improved or even eliminated with a healthy gut. Anxiety is just one struggle that I have overcome. I am continuing to improve and becoming a better version of myself and I see that God is working in my life. He has answered so many prayers and I am so grateful for his unfailing love! If you are struggling, whatever it may be, I am here for you. I will pray for you. And together, we can move mountains ❤
#onedayatatime#blessed#endthestruggle#fightthegoodfight#real -life #thereisHope
This right here speaks so much to me!! When I started coaching in 2015 I advanced to the first rank fairly quick and started earning a team bonus. My business grew pretty quick and I was excited about the money I was making. I made a good income for putting in less than part time hours, while working full time, going to accelerated 5 week classes for my bachelors, AND getting my workouts in!
I was convinced that this was going to really take off!
It did for a while-but I had some minor setbacks (though they seemed pretty major at the time) and I let the negativity back in and my business started to crumble right before my eyes to $0 a week. 😥
I wanted to quit many times throughout the past year-but when I was overlooked for a job, I decided that enough was enough! If I could build it before, why not again?!
I’m proud to say I reclaimed that rank recently and received a bonus check waaaay bigger than in 2015!! Stoke level is high!! I have put in consistent work on myself and this business since June and it’s starting to payoff!! I will never give up because I truly believe in what we do as coaches, it is #lifechanging to help people with their health, fitness, and/or financial goals!! We give people hope when we live in a seemingly hopeless world!!
I made enough today to pay off my phone bill and then some!
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"Home is sunsets and starlight on hay fields at midnight /
And mountains and fences and love"
A song that comes from the deepest part of my heart is now on Youtube. It's propelled by a love for home that perhaps only country dwellers (or maybe even only West Virginians) can totally understand, a chorus melody born over a decade ago that's finally found its home, and a very special birthday on Saturday. --------------------------------------------
See the whole video on Youtube at the link in profile. 💚
I wear Purple (yes I know it doesn't look purple but it is 😁) today to stand will hundreds of others against domestic violence. I can't seem to find the right words to say what exactly this cause means to me. There are so many great causes out there and to fight for but this one feels like mine in a way. This one is the one that I wish I knew about 7-8 years ago. The problem I wish wasn't so quiet. When I would see the signs about "call for help" but didn't really think anyone could help me. There are people to help you I want to shout that with my Purple today! ❤ #metoo