Massive THANK YOU to all that bought August Kudos. 🙌
The other day it went Sold Out. It's not even the end of the month yet 😱Woohoo 👏 This means that 1000 women that have been sexually abused when a child or teenager will receive help. 🤝
In their name I want to thank all that got the special offer or that have donated to the Younique Foundation when ordering their products. 🙏
Surround yourself with people who make you feel loved. Keep people who love you through your darkness. There are many people in my life who loved me unconditionally and Adam is one of them. He loves me so much I'm learning to love myself. Surround yourself with positive and loving influences. You deserve to be around people who bring out the best in you and offer compassion for your mistakes. You are loved no matter what ❤️
You are never too young to take back your health! 🦋 This is a fellow health coaches sister and this summer she made the decision to change her life! 🎊 I am SO proud of her! Do you have a teen or young person in your life that you know could benefit from this program? It's life changing and the best decision I've ever made!
Reach out if you would like to hear more!
MBK Supporters are the best.
These fabulous men with MBK-My Brother's Keeper Oklahoma City are out working to make a difference. Each week they sell Banana bread to help pay for their outreach program and they stopped by Black Gold.
Of course I supported the wonderful cause! If you would like to support the cause too give them a call.
My Brother's Keeper
God's love is ENDLESS and BOUNDLESS. In our finite minds, we cannot grasp the infinite love of God, especially since our world depicts love with clear limits. Sometimes, I think that makes this truth is hard to believe. There are times when I feel like my circumstances dictate that I'm simply unlovable, but that's not true. Nowhere you go, nowhere you hide, nothing you say and nothing you do or don't do will make God love you, or me, any less. ❤
Many who know me know that my life hasnt been an easy road to travel. But its important not to let those hardships determine your future. It's up to you to pave your path and choose your direction. Dont let your past dictate who you will become!
For those who do not have a FB account, here is the most recent update on Ned. As most of you are aware the past few days, especially since my last Keytruda, have been rough. I have had little to no energy. At times, barely able to keep my head up.
Reluctantly, I called Dr Anthony yesterday. He had me come see him today.
After spending time going over my scans, blood work and previous appointments, he is convinced that Keytruda is not a good drug for me. Therefore, it will stop.
He said my pancreatic enzymes were high. They were not before. He also thinks the Keytruda is causing and an adrenal insufficiency.
I will be put back on a high dose of prednisone and we will taper off very slowly. He also thinks some of the tiredness may be due to coming off prednisone too quickly.
Twice he said, "I do not see anything that indicates this being related to cancer. All of you recent scans do not show anything but swollen lymph nodes." This is a huge praise.
He will do a bone scan,
Friday, as precautionary. Although, he indicated that none of the previous scans showed any bone abnormality. He also did more blood work to check a few other things.
When I asked him about other options. He replied "We may discuss chemo therapy options but that will not happen until you feel better." I will have a return visit next Monday.
In the meantime, please pray that the tiredness will subside, the cough will diminish and my back pain will go away. Also, pray for Ann. Pray for strength and peace. She's getting weary too.
Thank you for your continued support, love and most of all your prayers. I am truly grateful! #keeppraying#cancersucks#thereishope
When you know how your adversary works, you may combat him. Father says when and not if, we become afraid, reassure ourselves IN HIM. He who is above all.
The other day, my pup NEEDED to go outside @ 1am. So I get up, I started speaking with Jesus.
Immediately after my pups business is done, she starts barking into the darkness, I knew she was being defensive and what she saw, I could not...
As she was barking fear started to grip my heart and I calmly said Jesus.
As soon as I spoke this mighty name, I felt strength within my spine the fear left my heart, and I felt as though I was standing taller than I had before.
I was about to smile then, of course my pup is still on defense, but I was able to say, Thank You Yeshua.
We really do live within the midst of fierce spiritual battles, it's okay if you don't notice them..
Fix your eyes on Christ and He will give you revelation and truths, amongst many other gifts. 😊
Be blessed friend.
No matter what we have done or what we will do, no matter what people think about us or even what we think about ourselves and no matter what we even think about God, He still loves us completely unconditionally! There is not one single thing on this world that can take God's love for us away 💜
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:28-35, 37-39 NIV
This bottle arrived at my house three days ago, but remained unopened... I knew it would be more emotional than I was ready to handle... #neverinahundredyears heck, #neverinamillionyears did I ever dream that I would get an invitation like this. 4 1/2 years ago I had completely given up... on ever having hope that my health would improve, on anyone having answers or help for me, on everything. I had given up on praying for answers and solutions and healing, and had began to pray every night for God to take me home, for God to bring my kids a new mommy and my husband a new wife. But God had a very different plan, a plan that puzzled me, a plan that although strange to many people ended up setting me free! When I started Plexus, I just wanted to feel better, to regain a quality of life that had been greatly lacking, I was hoping maybe 3 or 4 people would join me to help me get my products paid for, but I never ever thought ALL OF THIS was possible! If you know me at all you know that fancy cars and fancy trips and fancy awards make me completely uncomfortable and are not my goal at all. But what this trip represents to me is that when I was crying out for an end, God was planning a brand new beginning for me. Immeasurably more than I could ever ask, dream or imagine! Don't give up friend, don't stop praying, don't lose hope! When life is at its darkest moment, continually call out to Him. His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts! #keeplookingup#somuchmorethanideserve#hiswaysarehigher#histhoughtsarehigher#thereishope#proclaimingfreedom#changinglives
With the start of campaigns against and for marriage for all starts the hard words to hear. For both sides we forget about those who struggle with their place in the world. Young and old live in fear of what comes. Saying yes means the end of tradition and could mean a change to our nation. No means unequal marriage rights and causes a change also. So when it all seems overwhelming reach out where you can. Talk it out to supportive friends, family and if you have them, professional counsellors/ doctors. Remember always THERE IS HOPE. Also know I am here to talk with and I'm willing to listen without judgement. #thereishope#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthmatters#plebiscite#recovery#hope#yes#no
For 15 years I've been battling addiction and alcoholism... For many years I felt like there was no hope. I felt like there was no way out... I wasn't living life at all I was just existing. Getting loaded everyday became the only way I could survive. I became so lost and hopeless the only way I felt like it would all end was to end my life. So I did as much narcotics as I could and swallowed a shit load of benzos. My mother found me not breathing and performed CPR. After all that happened I decided I needed to go to treatment ( that was my 14th treatment center) I've been sober for quite some time now and its the best choice I've ever made life is so amazing I'm so blessed. Guys if anyone I f y'all is struggling with addiction or alcoholism PLEASE SEEK HELP I promise you that you don't have to continue living miserably. I am here for anyone who may need help or any questions.#recovery#thereishope#choosetolive#alcholicanonymous#theresnolifelivingthehighlife#soberAF#soberlife#reachoutforhelp#noshame #
Two years ago today, we opened our original show #DownInAHole ....we received anonymous submissions from families and friends of addicts, as well as former and current addicts, and created monologues, scenes and dance pieces, peppered with pop/rock songs that deal with different types of addiction. Our city is still in crisis mode with the opioid epidemic running more rampant than ever. If you or a loved one need help, please visit
Couldn't get it directly but there is a little turquoise reflection that shows what the sun looked like. Also washington square park burst into total eclipse of the heart a few mins after i took this. There is hope #eclipse#sun#moon#solar#space#thereishope
Another friend gone since my last Instagram post.
It's been years of this; I've heard it all:
"Maybe you should be choosing your friends a little more wisely." "How did you not know this person was using?" "Why do you even associate with people who do drugs?" …the TRUTH is,
You do too. |✦| Heroin is the kindergarten teacher your five year-old can't wait to see each day.
|✦| Heroin is the stay-at-home mom who portrays a "perfect" life on her social media.
|✦| Heroin is the valedictorian with seemingly everything going for them.
|✦| Heroin is your neighbor, your friend, your family, your acquaintances…
Heroin is the Devil, and it's everywhere. 🙏 In loving memory of all the beautiful souls who have gone home much too soon. 🙏
👼 One of my all-time best, closest friends… my "baby sister," Nathaly Torres (09/26/1995 - 03/03/2017) 🖤
👼 Forrest Ryzy-Ryski (1993 - 08/19/2017)
Gone far too soon and so unexpectedly… I'll miss you so much, Forrest. Our friendship was one to value, and it shall live on through your endless words of wisdom that are forever embedded in my mind. I am so grateful to have met you during your time here on this earth. Thank you for always being so rational, calm and collected. I will always remember you. 🖤 #RestInPeace