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That moment when I made it to the top of the rope after smudging (aka gripping my toes to the subtlest bumps on a flat face) during the last six feet of my first rock climbing trip. Who am I? . Ten months ago today I completed 33 doses of radiation. I could barely move my right arm above my head because the skin in my armpit would tear open. . Thank you @first_descents for this spectacular experience and @mctmiller for going out on the ledge of a rock to get this shot ✨💪🏼✨
...it supposed to be a rest day, but in the end the sun was shinning, and I was feeling damn healthy, so screw it, I hit a new #pr #405lbs squat and clean #deadlift...i have tried so hard to hit 400 deadlift, and today it all came together, gotta thank @forzabarbell and his videos that showed me a better set up technique...gotta hit your gym soon.  It was six months ago I was in hospital having a portion of my colon removed due to #coloncancer, I was told for three months I couldn’t lift over 15lbs, in two weeks after surgery I was doing 250-300lb deadlifts, now #fuckcancer I hit 405...hello #spring and wrap party tonight  @jaredpadalecki challenge? @beasts_machines_manimalss music is @tooltheband and @kmfdm_official you guys got me through cancer with your music... #oxyplatin #capecitabine #cancerrecovery #cancersucks #chemosucks #chemotherapy #squats #garagegym #dungeon #warrior #norweigenlifter #dreads #tattoo #tattoos #supernaturalfamily #dollygrip #filmlife #mentalhealthawareness #bodydysmorphia #yvr #yeg #yyc @nobullproject @newageperformance @whiteoutshop
Had a haircut thanks to the lovely @lmkhairandbeauty. Every haircut makes me feel that little step further away from chemo. I feel like I now look like someone who's just gone and had a haircut, not someone who's hair is growing back 💙  #chemohairgrowth #happy #cancerrecovery #cancer #breastcancerrecovery #thyroidcancer #haircut #chemohairgrowth
It’s #coloncancerawarenessmonth and we want you to know the symptoms to be aware of. If you feel off, see your doctor. Schedule a colonoscopy. It could save your life! 🙌🏽
Juice time! I'm now 17 hours into a fast .... why?? My system just feels like it needs a break from food.  Fasting can be very beneficial in helping the body restore itself, boosting the immune system and using up extra body fat, among other things.  Happy Saturday everyone ♡ ♡ #fasting #breakfromfood #juicefast #immuneboost #immunesupport #nature #healing #restore #health #wellbeing #bewell #livewell #cancerrecovery #bodyfat #rawjuice #wholehealth #vegetables #food #healthtips #advice #littlethings #writing #authors #girlboss #yogini #mylifebelike #happy #saturday
it’s still a bit of a mind fuck to think that the people I’ve met in the last couple of years would barely recognise the person i used to be, either in personality or appearance. when i was diagnosed i had no idea that it could change me this much - i still look in the mirror and have no idea who the person looking back at me is, and i miss the person i used to be a lot some days, like today.
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Our blog post are a collection of useful information following breast cancer. Click the link in the bio to read. This blog post is from an interview with @karen_haller_colour about colour. What’s your favourite colour and why?
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From right to left 1,2,3 months from last chemo #breastcancer #her2positive #cancerrecovery #mastectomy #hairgrowth
...#battlerope variations back to back to back, to burn that fat...yes I’m not “fat”, but dealing with body dysmorphia, I constantly battle with that view of myself...it’s not an easy thing to talk about, as most people will look at me and say “what do you have to complain about”, and to an extent they’re right, i don’t revel in this, it’s just who I am, it’s my struggle. Just like everyone else’s hidden struggle. Today we found out from Jared and Jensen that next season will be the last #supernatural season...so I tired to go extra hard... #oxyplatin #capecitabine #battleropes #cancerrecovery #chemosucks #cancersucks #fuckcancer #crossfit #norweigenlifter #fighter #warrior #pushyourself #battleropesworkout #mentalhealthawareness #bodydysmorphia #dreads #tattoo #tattoos #filmlife #dollygrip #supernaturalfamily #yvr #yeg #yyc
...traps and shoulders, always on the build...last day in the studio gym, only two more days of shooting on #supernatural...also closing the chapter (hopefully) on my current cancer battle... #capecitabine #oxyplatin #cancerrecovery #norweigenlifter #mentalhealthsupport #cancersucks #fuckcancer #chemosucks #pushyourself #fighter #traps #shoulderworkout #tattoo #tattoos #dreads #filmlife #dollygrip #workoutlife #crossfit #battleropes #yvr #yeg #yyc
Each one of these pretty, soft, cozy trinity scarves comes with this gorgeous how-to-wear-your-scarf card illustrated just for @saintvirginiatextiles by @lauren.e.friedman of #50waystowearascarf  Check out all the new colors, naturally dyed by yours truly on Texas-grown organic cotton.  There are a handful of insanely beautiful new square scarves in the shop, too, and a few long skinny scarves coming tomorrow.  Head over to saintvirginia.com or click the link in my bio to sign up for my email list and you’ll get a special treat in your inbox tomorrow ☺️ Night, night y’all. . . . . . . . . . . . . #springaccessories #springscarves #organicotton #naturaldyes #smallbatch #sustainabletextiles #organiclifestyle #naturalhealing #greenbeautybloggers #cancerrecovery #organichealing #organichealing #howtowearit #howtowearascarf #casualoutfits #breastcancersurvivor #infinityscarf #trinity #healinginprogress #ecochic #texasgrown #madeinamerica #madeinthesouth #kinda
Day six - so sad to leave Raro. It's impossible to feel stressed, first time in ages I didn't have daily anxiety. Last day we chilled at the resort, last snorkel, hung in the pool for ages, chilled with 2 dogs - long haired Stumpy was like original Stumpy but with long ginger hair, then later in the day a lady dog followed us on the beach and wanted pats. I wanted to bring her home with us. And then it was time to leave. #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #rarotonga
Day five - chilled most of the day. Swam in the pool, ate delicious donuts from the bakery across the road, went to the Muri night markets for dinner and went on a rather disappointing night stand up paddle board ride but that was a minor blip in an amazing holiday #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #rarotonga
Day four - amazing trip on Muri lagoon with Koka lagoon cruises. So much fun - the crew sang, played the drums and ukulele, we went snorkling and saw huge travelly, watched one of the crew climb a coconut tree, ate a bbq on the beach, I won the crab race, came home with our faces hurting from laughing and smiling so much. Finished off with this whanau doing a haka on the beach to give thanks. Dogs of the day (not pictured) swimming in the lagoon trying to catch fish #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #rarotonga #kokalagooncruises
Day three - Ross learned I sweat from my knees. We caught the bus and went to Muri where it bucketed down for 10min then became stinking hot. We walked the length of the town because I took us the wrong way to find The Mooring Cafe. But we got there in the end. Ate a delicious tuna and chips. Met a dog we named Stumpy at the bus stop, full sized body and tiny legs. 10/10 would pat again. #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #rarotonga
Day two - Sunday in Raro is a day of rest. Its a very religious place, lots of churches. We relaxed on the beach, swam, enjoyed a bbq buffet and cultural show. I was picked for the sarong tying. Also met another island dog - Raro is a dog lovers heaven. They dogs trot around, love pats from the tourists and will hang with you #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #rarotonga
We came, we saw, we ate our body weights in seafood. Rarotonga is surely paradise on earth? Day one we checked out Avarua, enjoyed mocktails at happy hour, swam, ate a huge seafood platter and got followed home by a dog #breastcancer #cancerrecovery #rarotonga
The question all new cancer patients ask us veterans is, "Will I lose my hair?" And, "How long will it take to grow back?" Well, this is 13 months post-radiation (which made me bald on my right side) with intermittent Rogaine use (it was recommended by a friend). #stupidcancer #glioblastoma #grytis #chemotherapy #cancerfitness #fuckcancer #gbm #thecureisinme #cancerrecovery #hairclubforcancer
...trying not to make my “faces”, you know looking calm and collected, like this #315squat is nothing...but it’s not, it’s everything I’ve pushed myself to achieve and maintain despite battling a life threatening illness, you are capable of anything, even if you miss, you fucking tried, and that’s more than most... #oxyplatin #capecitabine #chemotherapy #chemosucks #cancerrecovery #cancersucks #fuckcancer #garagegym #dungeon #pushyourself #warrior #norweigenlifter #dreads #tattoo #tattoos #juniorboys #mentalhealthsupport #dollygrip #filmlife #yvr #yeg #yyc
AE1. Steady, Moderate (z2 & z3) effort 1h HR...yes these bird legs did it! ________________________ . . . The voices in my head keep saying…go cycling! 🚴 ________________________ 🙏🏻Survivor of Stage 4 Lymphoma - remission 7/9/2014 ________________________ 👇🏼Ambassador for:  @owayo  @thesaltycog  @HRV4Training  @the_conqueror_challenges @musclefeast ________________________ 🗣Speaker for Amgen/Neulasta ________________________ Daily user of @musclefeast Hydrate, 8 Hour Energy Powder, BCAA 4:1:1, and Beta Alanine  Use my code for 10% off of their great products! MFSHAWN10 ________________________ Charities I support every ride: @atlas_go @charitymiles https://pulll.org - - #worldsokayestcyclist #hrv4training#thesaltycog #musclefeast#theconquerorchallenges #atlasgo #owayo#owayoambassador2019 - - #noexcuses #goalsnotdreams#cancersucks #f_cancer #cancersurvivor#cancerawareness #cancerfree#cancerfighter #cancerwarrior#cancerrecovery #lymphomasurvivor#stage4survivor #breakawayfromcancer - - #cycling #cyclinglife #htfu #roadcycling#cyclist #cyclingaddict #cyclingroad#rideyourbike #stravacycling - - I like cycling and maybe 3 people…
40 feels amazing when you’re surrounded by your tribe! I traveled to Mexico last month with some amazing friends and family to celebrate my birthday and it literally breathed life back into this tired and weary mama. . Studies show that close relationships reduce stress and anxiety and actually help you live longer! . Comment below and tell me about your tribe or better yet, tag them! 🧡 . . . . #cancercare #beatcancer #cancerrecovery #healthcoach #lifeaftercancer #standuptocancer #cancerresearch #remission #regainlife #abundancemindset #bemindful #peacefulwarrior #quietmind #greenlifestyle #cleanliving #nourishyourself #mindbodyspirit #mindbodygram #wellpreneur #mindandbody #soulpreneur #fridayintroductions
One of the hardest things about having a child with cancer is the feeling that there’s nothing you can do to make them happy. When our daughter was embarrassed about her hair loss, we were probably more upset than she was because we felt helpless. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you know any kids impacted by cancer, please let us know and we’ll send them a comfy shirt. It won’t make everything better, but it just might make them a little happier 😊 Click here to submit their info: https://www.bravehoods.org/copy-of-caregivers-hospitals ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #kidscancer #kidswithcancer #cancerkid #cancerjourney #cancerrecovery #futurecancersurvivor #bravekid #childrenwithcancer #childrenscancerawareness #cancerfamily #cancersucks
Spotted these Eyelure lashes for chemo patients in Boots today... What a great idea! I’ve been wanted to get some lashes as I have very little at the moment, but figured they probably wouldn’t stick, so I’m going to give these a go later!  #eyelure #eyelashes #fakelashes #beauty #chemotherapy #chemopatient #cancerrecovery #breastcancer #youngbreastcancer
Fuel for mind and body this morning.  Currently reading, Living a life of Awareness by Don Miguel Ruiz.  Breakfast  Oatmeal @onedegreeorganics  Pumpkin seeds @internationalharvest  Hemp Hearts @manitobaharvest  Chia, Maca & cocoa nibs blend  Agave  #livingalifeofawareness #breakfast #mindbodysoul #mindfulness #cancerrecovery #eattolive #glowwithin #glow #oatmeal #healthandwellness #fitness #fitfam #newyork #cancercoach #yoga #personaltrainer #soul #namaste
Nearly the weekend people! What mischief will you be getting up to? 🏍 . . . #recovery #explore #quadbike
Today is World Water Day.  Who knew?  This day is actually celebrated all around the world.  All joking aside I don’t think we give fresh water enough love.  It is vital to our health.⠀ .⠀ Here are just a few things water does for us:⠀ Flushes waste from our system through sweat, urination and defecation⠀ Regulates body temp⠀ Helps our brains function⠀ Creates saliva⠀ Protects our tissues, spinal cord and joints⠀ Maximizes physical performance ⠀ Aids in digestion⠀ Helps with nutrient absorption⠀ Helps you lose weight⠀ Improves blood circulation⠀ Keeps skin bright⠀ Boosts energy⠀ Aids in cognitive function⠀ .⠀ So basically in a nutshell, water does it all for us. Not sure how much water you should be drinking in a day? Easy calculation! Just take your body weight and divide by two and convert to ounces.  That’s how much water you should be drinking daily!⠀ .⠀ #worldwaterday #cleanwater #worldwaterday2019 #thankfulforcleanwater #regulatesbodytemp #flushestoxins #boostenergy #helpsloseweight #nutrientabsorption #aidsindigestion #drinkyourwater #hydration #hydrateyourbody #keepsskinbright #protectstissue #drinkwater #ntp #cntp #nutritionaltherapy #nutritionaltherapist #cancerprevention #cancerrecovery #alzheimers #alzheimersprevention
A SPECIAL TREAT just for YOU!  Come tonight for 7pm to shut down the constant chatter in your mind, drop your worries and concerns, calm the aching in your bones and rest your screaming muscles! Special for the Spring Solstice, I am soffering a HEALING HEROES MAGICAL RESTORATIVE YOGA and SOUND HEALING session tonight at 7pm. Can only come at 7:30? Let me know ad I can accommodate. Balance your CHAKRAS, receive REIKI, and bathe in HARMONIOUS VIBES from the heart 💖  #livejoyfully💖 #gamapyc #asafehealingspace #restorativeyoga #restoreyourhealth #soundhealing #therapeutictouch #reiki  #energyhealing #allistonyogastudio #community #chakrabalancing #chakra #newtec #strength #sound #soundhealer #dufferincounty #mulmur #traumarecovery #spring #springsolstice #equinox #easestress #easepain #baptisteinspired #allistoncommunity #cancerrecovery #canada
Grateful about those moments & loving persons 🦋🍀 #friends #love #family #polaroid #memories #recovery #bestrong #goodvibes #health #cancerrecovery
Good luck to all the women participating in the Spirited Women - All Women's Adventure Race tomorrow 😊👍🙌👏 This is a truly amazing event that brings so many women together.  They team up, train and have an absolute blast of an adventure together, side by side all the way.  The Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehab Trust is so privileged to be the event official charity.  A massive T H A N K  Y O U to all the teams that have fundraised and supported Pinc & Steel as well as train for this event.  You’ve raised over $10,000 already and these funds will go a long way to supporting people affected by cancer needing rehabilitation.  I am super proud and inspired by all the women entered tomorrow that have been through our Pinc & Next Steps Programs. I hope you really enjoy the adventure.  Go well 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚣‍♀️🚣‍♀️🚣‍♀️🚣‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ There is still time to donate to our teams raising funds using this link: https://everydayhero.co.nz/event/spiritedwomen19 #moveovercancer #pincandsteel #spiritedwomensadventurerace #cancerrecovery #cancerrehab #exerciseoncology #exercisemedicine
I’m feeling a bit scatter-brained tonight. A thing that I’m doing this weekend turned out to be a bigger production than I expected. . It’s an exciting space to move through because I get to tell my story while going on an adventure, but because I’ve been unusually busy these past few weeks, I haven’t had much time to prepare myself mentally and emotionally for this— I’m going rock climbing in Joshua Tree! . I’ve never gone rock climbing as an adult. (I don’t count the times at YMCA sleep-away camp in middle school.) I’m scared of heights. I’m going with a group of people I’ve never met except for my roommate. I’m also not so confident in my physical abilities since active treatment  knocked down my strength and endurance. . But I shouldn’t sweat the details, right?! In fact, they don’t actually matter because this trip is organized by @first_descents. They’re a nonprofit that offers these trips to young adults diagnosed with cancer to help them reclaim their lives. Also, a video crew from @thepublicworks, a media company specializing in outdoor video production, is coming along to document the experience. I volunteered to be one of two stories woven into the piece. . The crew came by this afternoon to shoot a pre-trip interview. Initially, I was nervous about four guys coming over to talk about my breast cancer experience, but I’ve been on a roll lately with expanding my platform. Each time I can share my story with a wider community, my path forward becomes a little more clearer. I have no idea where it will lead, but I wake up every morning excited to explore the possibilities. That’s something worth pushing through discomfort, right?! . By the end of the shoot, I had warmed up to the crew. After all, they are the outdoorsy-type and although I may not be as athletic or rugged as them, anyone who enjoys nature can connect on that basic level. The more I talked to them, the easier it became to share the real life-lessons cancer
Remember to always set the bar high but not too high that you can’t squat! Oops 😹😹😹 I haven’t trained like this in months! I am super shocked that I had the strength to do this almost two months after my Bilateral Mastectomy! This is unreal! Staying strong physically is such a huge factor in why I have healed so fast. Mentally and Physically never doubt yourself guys! You have what it takes never forget that!! . . . #cancerqueen #cancerwarrior #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #confidencecoach #fitnessislife #fitnessmotivation #cancerrecovery #fightingstrong #fighter #warrior #bilateralmastectomy #doublemastectomy #strengthtraining #strongwomen #fiercewoman #barbellsquats #squats #justdoit #nevergiveup #missfloridausinternational #missfashionglobal #missbrooksvilleusa #wearesurviors #fightingpretty
The Silky Oak has always been a part of our post Hospital ritual. Today was no different. This has been the first time Brooklyn has chosen her own Chocolate...and eaten it🎉 We can also celebrate that she didnt cry while having her Port accessed 😁🎉 and she has gained 1kg in 5 weeks. Its been a year since she weighed 27.6kgs 👍🏽👌🏽🎉 #cancerrecovery #siblings #bravery #silkyoakchocolatefactory @free_sarah
I was dying and had nothing to lose when I abandoned all of my previously perceived limitations and started chasing my dreams with abandon. • This wild abandon not only helped me to see the magic in every moment, but it put me right where I need to be, meet the the people I needed to meet and do what I needed to do... To heal from leukemia and lymphoma without chemo or radiation! • There are no straight lines when you follow your dreams and dance with life. • Today, I am chasing my dreams more than ever... Which leads to many magical moments! • This picture was taken by @adventure_creator this last Monday.  I was swimming in the Willamette River and a huge bald eagle came to rest right in front of me! • The power and grace of this beautiful bird combined with the steady strength of Mama River gave me more than I could ever ask for... an unforgettably and irresistibly magical moment. • A moment I would never have gotten to experience and enjoy if I wasn’t chasing my big, impossible dreams! • What magical OMG! moments have you enjoyed because you’re chasing your dreams? • #magicmoment #magicmoments #livelifefully #livelifebetter#livelifeoutside #chaseyourdreams #mindsetcoach #mindset#mindsetcoaching #approach #positiveapproach #positivemindset #realjoy #radicalremission #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #cancerrecovery #cancersurvivor #copingwithcancer #cancerdiagnosis #emotionalhealth #emotionalhealthmatters #mindsetmatters #makeeachdaycount #wildswimming #riverswimming #openwaterswimming
Power nap on the couch at New Day Bakery 🥯. Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. #afternoonnap #helpingjonstudy#cancerrecovery #cancersucks #afternoonwipeout
Taking it easy on the rollers.  ________________________ . . . The voices in my head keep saying…go cycling! 🚴 ________________________ 🙏🏻Survivor of Stage 4 Lymphoma - remission 7/9/2014 ________________________ 👇🏼Ambassador for:  @owayo  @thesaltycog  @HRV4Training  @the_conqueror_challenges @musclefeast ________________________ 🗣Speaker for Amgen/Neulasta ________________________ Daily user of @musclefeast Hydrate, 8 Hour Energy Powder, BCAA 4:1:1, and Beta Alanine  Use my code for 10% off of their great products! MFSHAWN10 ________________________ Charities I support every ride: @atlas_go @charitymiles https://pulll.org - - #worldsokayestcyclist #hrv4training#thesaltycog #musclefeast#theconquerorchallenges #atlasgo #owayo#owayoambassador2019 - - #noexcuses #goalsnotdreams#cancersucks #f_cancer #cancersurvivor#cancerawareness #cancerfree#cancerfighter #cancerwarrior#cancerrecovery #lymphomasurvivor#stage4survivor #breakawayfromcancer - - #cycling #cyclinglife #htfu #roadcycling#cyclist #cyclingaddict #cyclingroad#rideyourbike #stravacycling - - I like cycling and maybe 3 people…
Our end of the week essentials? A hot cup of tea, good company, and a clementine or two. ☕️🍊💫 ⠀⠀ An essential practice for breast cancer survivors? Eating well and making sure you're getting the vitamins you need. Healthy food can improve your mood and mental health, decrease joint pain, and reduce your risk for some diseases. Click the link in our bio to learn essential tips for survivors and much more with Dr. Joe Explains. ⠀⠀ #breastcancer #breastcancersurvivor #breastcancerawareness #cancersurvivors #cancerawareness #cancersurvivor #chemo #cancersupport #chemotherapy #beatcancer #cancer #survivor #cancerawareness #inspiration #breastcancersupport #pink #metastatic #womenshealth #health #wellness #inspiration #breastcancerjourney #breastcancerrecovery #cancerthriver #cancercare #cancerrecovery #breastcancerprevention #lifeaftercancer
...gotta love traps, they make you look larger, more #thicc, these are the basic exercises for growth...I didn’t even want to really post the shrug portion as my sweat pants make me look like I have a gut, but I’ve long decided to post everything “raw” for the most part. I’m not perfect, neither are any of us. Hoping you enjoy the everyday struggle, the relatable, the honestly achievable...because that’s what your life is, an achievable struggle...you have got this... #oxyplatin #capecitabine #chemotherapy #chemosucks #fuckcancer #cancersucks #cancerrecovery #recovery #warrior #norweigenlifter #pushyourself #dreads #tattoo #tattoos #shrugs #deadlift #mentalhealthsupport #dollygrip #filmlife #supernaturalfamily #yvr #yeg #yyc
Now is the only time  guaranteed. Don't waste it with insignificant thoughts. Learn how to live in the moment undistracted and present. https://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Instinct-Surviving-Cancer-Without/dp/1432779419 #cancer #cancersurvivor #c #cancersucks #cancerdemama #cancermemes #cancer♋ #cancerprevention #aworldwithoutcancer #cancertreatment #cancerfree #healthyfood #health #wellness #prevention #cancerrecovery #ca #fitness #disease #adversity #breastcancer #15yearcancersurvivor #cancersucks  #linkinbio #15yearscancerfree #cancerfreeworld #cancerfree #fear #fearofchange
There are many fun things you can do to help raise funds, like having a ‘dog and biscuit day’ with your friends, a doggie fancy dress or look alike competition, or a walk in the park.  If you like a challenge then how about a marathon, a bike ride, or a parachute jump?  You could also make a one off, or regular donation, leave a gift in your will, or make a donation through payroll giving.  Your gifts and donations will be put to very good use and will help Scampdoodles everywhere. . . . . . #charity #pets #petcharity #dogs #ukdogs #ukcharity #cats #charityforpets #charityfordogs #charityforcats #scampdoodles #petsofinstagram #doglife #catlife #animalcharity #helpingpeople #helpingpets #instapets #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #charitytuesday #charitywork #hospice #hospicecare #cancer #cancerresearch #cancerresearchuk  #cancerrecovery #foreverhome
How I feel on a climb...live at the beach so I am a flat-lander. We do get wind...today 18-20 mph.  ________________________ . . . The voices in my head keep saying…go cycling! 🚴 ________________________ 🙏🏻Survivor of Stage 4 Lymphoma - remission 7/9/2014 ________________________ 👇🏼Ambassador for:  @owayo  @thesaltycog  @HRV4Training  @the_conqueror_challenges @musclefeast ________________________ 🗣Speaker for Amgen/Neulasta ________________________ Daily user of @musclefeast Hydrate, 8 Hour Energy Powder, BCAA 4:1:1, and Beta Alanine  Use my code for 10% off of their great products! MFSHAWN10 ________________________ Charities I support every ride: @atlas_go @charitymiles https://pulll.org - - #worldsokayestcyclist #hrv4training#thesaltycog #musclefeast#theconquerorchallenges #atlasgo #owayo#owayoambassador2019 - - #noexcuses #goalsnotdreams#cancersucks #f_cancer #cancersurvivor#cancerawareness #cancerfree#cancerfighter #cancerwarrior#cancerrecovery #lymphomasurvivor#stage4survivor #breakawayfromcancer - - #cycling #cyclinglife #htfu #roadcycling#cyclist #cyclingaddict #cyclingroad#rideyourbike #stravacycling - - I like cycling and maybe 3 people…
Once again we'll be teaming up with @liquimolydanmark at this years @cars_against_cancer_dk to support a good cause 🎗.
If I want to help others heal, I need to share the parts that really hurt.  I left New York.  I left a 4-year relationship with the person who supported me at every appointment and took care of me.  I left my comfortable job. I left my friends.  I left because it hurts too much.  New York was a fresh start. Then it became a battleground. The sirens began to drive me mad. The hustle and bustle started to tear apart my sanity.  I’m exhausted. I’m tired of fighting. I’m tired of focusing on survival.  So, I’m retreating to a simpler life.  New York, this is farewell, for now. I am filled with as much love as I am pain.  I hope to see this beautiful city again. . . . . #goodbyenewyork #cancersurvivor #cancerrecovery #lifeaftercancer #ayogisguidetochemotherapy #myyogajourney
Lactose Intolerant? Actually, we all are. Just to different degrees. You see, upon birth, we all have the enzyme lactase to assist with breast milk digestion. But as we age, our bodies stop producing lactase. And in some folks, the consumption of dairy really sends them running: severe cramping, nausea, and diarrhea are the end result. The rest of us have kept consuming milk not experiencing those particular symptoms, and yet not connecting the dots on our other symptoms back to our dairy consumption. Symptoms like migraines, acne, sinus problems, and joint issues.⠀ .⠀ So how do proceed from here? Well, baby steps:⠀ 1.  Transition from skim or low fat milk to whole fat milk.⠀ 2.  Purchase only organic whole milk, cream, half and half, and yogurt.⠀ 3.  Look for grass-fed pastured dairy products: butter, yogurt, and cheeses.⠀ 4.  Try whole-fat goat* yogurt for your granola cereal and smoothies.⠀ 5.  Locate a local dairy farmer who is selling raw, organic milk.⠀ 6.  Try a quality almond, cashew, or coconut milk. (Not soy.)⠀ ⠀ Questions about Lactose and you? Feel free to email me at leslie@redeemingwellness.com⠀ .⠀ #lactose #lactoseintolerant #dairy #dairyfree #lactosefree #nondairy #dairyfreeliving #infoonlactose #dairyfarmer #organicdairy #organicdairyfarmer #wholemilk #grassfedbutter #ntp #cntp #nutritionaltherapist #nutritionaltherapy #cancerprevention #cancerrecovery #alzheimers #alzheimersprevention #fertility #infertilty #eatclean #cleanliving
The last week has been the busiest I’ve had since my transplant, I’ve been in 4 different cities and seen loads of different people and done some pretty cool things, but today it has all hit me and I am beyond exhausted. I was sort of hoping that I’d just be able to keep going and doing all the things I want to do, but I guess it’s still early days and I shouldn’t be tooo upset about still needing time to recover
Back in October I met @lindsay_snipes. It was my cousin’s wedding and I was the maid of honor (yes I’m married but I will not call myself a matron 😆). Lindsay was doing our hair and I was a bit anxious about how it would turn out. I was still attached to my post-chemo hair-growth and while I probably should have gotten it cut before the wedding weekend, I wasn’t ready to let those hard-earned locks go. 😭 . Initially, I wasn’t going to bring up my health unless I was asked, but when Lindsay started styling my hair, I had a feeling that I should speak up. I figured that it would help her understand my hair situation because I didn’t know the style I wanted. . When I mentioned that I had finished chemo, she said that she recognized the scar from my port, pulled her blouse to the side and showed me hers! . Can you believe it? I got an angel of a hair stylist who knew exactly how I felt. Cancer took away my dreamy vision of long hair as a maid of honor, but having Lindsay take care of my style made it okay. . I learned that Lindsay is a Stage 4 Colon Cancer Killer. She’s a mom with two kids, a talented stylist, and has been sharing her cancer experience on social media. Check our her IG— I felt an immediate connection to her spirit and I think you will too. . So, Lindsay shared that she had been interviewed by Truitt who is the host of @onepercentpodcast and that I should check his project out. Like Lindsay, Truitt is also a colon cancer survivor and he created this podcast to help empower people who are diagnosed with cancer. . Truitt got in touch with me about his podcast, and I knew it was something that I wanted to do. He’s warm and has a talent for making you feel comfortable in conversation. But honestly, I had a hard time listening to the podcast at that time. It took time to understand it was about more than  sharing a cancer story, this was an opportunity for his guests to step into a new narrative. Cancer doesn’t get to tell our
Happy spring, y’all! This month marks the 8-year anniversary of my post-chemo cancer surgery when my beloved Dr. Tsangaris said to me in a morphine-induced haze: no residual disease, clear margins. ✨ Spring has always been the start of new life, rebirth, resurrection. It’s also the season of my own resurrection. I thank God for my healing everyday. I pray for your healing everyday, friend or stranger. 💫 Healing is always possible. This pretty pink scarf pales in comparison to the healing powers that be, but I know that it will give you softness and comfort and beauty for your very own journey toward healing. ⚡️ You are loved. Maybe it’s time for a resurrection of your own, friend. Tis the season 🌸💫⚡️✨ 🌱 Also, I keep forgetting to let y’all know that you’ll receive $20 off if you’d like to sign up for the remaining 3 natural dye workshops @wildroots_apothecary It’s this Sunday! Only 2 spots left, but would be so happy to meet you! Head over to wildrootsapothecary.com for tickets. 🌸🌱🤗 Plus shop restock on Friday, lookin like late Friday. Hope you love it! ❤️ . . . . . . . . #cancerrecovery #resurrection #breastcancer #softaesthetic #pinkscarf #naturaldyeworkshop #textileconservation #textiledesigner #organiccotton #sperryville #charlottesville #cville #weekendart #blueridgemountains #dcist #healingenergy #healingjourney #textilestudio #rappahannock #organiccotton #naturallydyed #organiclifestyle #organichealing #naturalhealing
Terry Fox’s van. I wasn’t planning on crying at the @vancouverautoshow.
...it will always amaze me how much your body adapts to pressure and consistent pressure for growth...a year ago #300lbs was my rate limit, now after getting to #400lbs it feels like “nothing”...hard work got me here... #oxyplatin #capecitabine #cancerrecovery #pushyourself #chemotherapy #chemosucks #cancersucks #fuckcancer #squat #squats #weighttraining #mentalhealthawareness #dreads #tattoo #tattoos #dollygrip #filmlife yvr #yeg #yyc
Do you really want to live while you are alive? • If you answered “YES!” then comment below today’s OMG’s! • Here’s what I mean... After I lost my wife 15 days before our 30th anniversary and as a way of recovering from cancer, I would play the OMG GAME! • Every day, I would challenge myself to experience at least 5 OMG! moments. • It wasn’t unusual for me to blurt out “OH MY GOSH!” •”Look at that blue sky!” Or • “Did you taste that coffee?!!” Or • “I am so lucky to get this chance to see you!” Or • “I am swimming in a river NOT made of tears for once!  Wahooo!” • To play the OMG! GAME you have be sincere, totally in the moment, using all of your senses and allowing yourself to feel, see, hear, touch and taste things as if it was either the FIRST or LAST time you had the chance. •  Refuse to sleepwalk through each day! LIVE WHILE you are ALIVE! • Do ya wanna play? • #doyouwanttoplay #doyouwannaplay #livewhilealive #livewhileyourealive #omgchallenge #omg #mindsetcoach #mindsetcoaching #mindset #approach#positiveapproach #positivemindset💯 #realjoy #attitudeofgratitude #radicalremission #releasefear #releasethefear #cancerfighter #cancerwarrior #cancerrecovery #cancersurvivor #copingwithcancer #cancerdiagnosis #emotionalhealth #emotionalhealthmatters #mentalhealthmatters #mindsetmatters #makeeachdaycount
Which match are you today?  I was reminded today it's ok to say no, to ask for help, not to feel guilty about resting and to go back to more self care.  #selfcare #counselling #lifeaftercancer  #rebuildinginprogress  #restandrelaxationneeded #pacing #boomorbust #grieving #misstheoldme #breastcancerjourney #cancerrecovery #emotional  #exhausted #instacancer  #breastcancerawarness #checkyourboobs
Very pleased to have been featured in the latest edition of Discoveries Journal.  Being asked to contribute to the journal that has editors from leading academic institutions like #harvard #johnhopkins is another major step in my continual pursuit of combining my personal experiences with my professional knowledge to support people with cancer to live better longer.  Anyone interested in the interview can click the link in my bio ☝️ #thecancerblueprint
“Be brave.” I have been absolutely exhausted lately. Cancer recovery is hard. I have to reteach my body how to live after 24 years of functioning in the way that it did. Sometimes I forget that and get frustrated with myself that I can’t do what I used to. It is gonna take a lot of time, so I’m being honest with myself and the world that sometimes it’s really hard for me to function, but I’m learning and adjusting and that’s okay! I am proud of myself for taking on each day, one step at a time 💕 (also peep my scar) #bebrave #cancerrecovery #myjourney
#repost @healingboutique with @get_repost ・・・ The Healing Boutique turns one year old next week and we want to celebrate with YOU! ‪Beginning Monday, March 25‬ we’re offering discounts on different cancer recovery and healing products that you won’t want to miss! Keep following us here for all the daily #discounts #happybirthday #healingboutique . . . . . . #bras #breastforms #wigs #comfortwear #cancerrecovery #skincare #skinrepair #healing #postmastectomycare #mastectomybras #radiation #chemotherapy #chemocare #chemotherapytreatment #cancerresources #hairlosssolutions #comfortwear #inspirationalgifts
The Healing Boutique turns one year old next week and we want to celebrate with YOU! ‪Beginning Monday, March 25‬ we’re offering discounts on different cancer recovery and healing products that you won’t want to miss! Keep following us here for all the daily #discounts #happybirthday #healingboutique . . . . . . #bras #breastforms #wigs #comfortwear #cancerrecovery #skincare #skinrepair #healing #postmastectomycare #mastectomybras #radiation #chemotherapy #chemocare #chemotherapytreatment #cancerresources #hairlosssolutions #comfortwear #inspirationalgifts
...Wednesday huh...hope your week is going brilliantly, remember to do what you can, it’s not about comparisons or competition, but self respect and compassion to yourself... #capecitabine #oxyplatin #cancerrecovery #chemotherapy #chemosucks #cancersucks #fuckcancer #norweigenlifter #warrior #pushyourself #bodyweighttraining #pushup #dreads #tattoo #tattoos #dollygrip #filmlife #supernaturalfamily #yev #yeg #yyc
Often while working with my patients I’m asked, “What caused my cancer?" Although it’s different for every person, there is one main factor commonly overlooked. . I created an eBook to address this major factor and help reduce your risk of cancer recurrence. To get your FREE eBook, follow the link in my profile. . . 👉 tag someone this FREE resource would benefit!
Ahhhh messages. Yes, I love them. Like really love them. My body loves them. It’s one of my favorite things to treat myself to. ❤️💪❤️ What’s your favorite self care thing you do for yourself? ❤️💪❤️ Relax and get rubbed down. Muscles need self care too. You find the right hands and it will change your day for tre better. ❤️💪❤️ Commit to change and growth with me one on one. Link in bio.
We have donated over 400 vitalcuisine carepacks to cancer patients all across the U.S. Link in our bio for more information. #cancernutrition #carepackage #cancergifts #cancerpatient #cancertreatment #cancerrecovery #tagafriend #followback
#chemoport gone! I got my port removed last Friday. I haven’t been lifting or running or anything because it still kind of hurt and I’m scared stitches will pop. Today I ran! It’s been a long long time since I’ve done that. It takes a lot for me to get the motivation to run. Life is been pretty stressful for me lately. Sometimes all the anxiety and depression and self doubt really build up, And it makes me cry. I don’t like crying. I’d rather run and sweat than let tears come out of my face. When the tears start to choke up and rise up, I just focus on putting 1 foot in front of the other and the music blasting In my ears. Today I was listening to some praise and worship music… Along with the Spiderman soundtrack 🤔😂. Then I walked outside to do some light yoga (which I’m terrible at). But I did it! I did what I hate and thought I couldn’t do. Why am I talking about my port and running? Because I feel like I’ve been putting off dealing with that witch gives me anxiety. I’m taking care of the #cancer stuff finally and taking my meds and getting my hormones in check (been using my hormones as an excuse as to why I can’t lose weight too🤷🏽‍♀️) . it’s time to move forward. Time to put my #lbf on and get this #npcshow on the road! Ugh... I’m tired 😂 . . . . #cancerrecovery #chemoport #chemosucks #memopause #momlife #momswholift #cancerfree #cardiosucks #cardioworks #ovariancancer #ovariancancersurvivor
There’s no way to really describe how it feels to have someone find worth in my words. There’s this idea that sometimes I’m posting or writing or screaming into the abyss solely for my own ego. But then someone will shout back “thanks! That helped!” And it makes me remember why I started oversharing in the first place. Because the day they told me I had cancer, I came in here and I searched all the hashtags. Looking for women my age.  _____ I’m so pumped to be published in @cancerhealth magazine for their Spring edition. It features a blog post I did on the lasting effects of a cancer diagnosis and treatment protocol. I hope you’ll visit their site and have a read (link in bio). #published #cancerhealth
First Day of Spring is here!  Winter days have got us all wanting warm spring air and pretty flowers.  Spring is also a great time to take up some new habits and kick some old!⠀ Here  are a few tips for putting a little “spring” in your step:⠀ . Get out and get moving:  30 minutes of physical activity a day/5 days a week is what is recommended for great health.  Fresh air does wonders for all of us.  Take a long walk or run.  Exercise helps you sleep better which in turn is not only good for the body, but great for your brain as well.⠀ .⠀ More fruits and veggies, less sugar and saturated fat: Spring is a great time to grab some of those fruits and veggies.  It’s the kickoff to fresh produce season.  Strawberries and spinach are some of our favorites.  Both foods are great for fighting cancer.⠀ .⠀ Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night:  Friends, sleep is our friend.  Be sure you are not skimping in that area!⠀ .⠀ Sunscreen in full effect:  Spring means more outdoor time, which means more sun!  Don’t forget that sunscreen.  Beautycounter has our favorite, Countersun.  Check the link in our bio for more info! .⠀ Spring Cleaning:  Out with the old!  Spring is a great time to air out the house and get rid of things that are no longer needed.  We also recommend @branchbasics for your cleaning needs.  Their products are free of harmful preservatives and plant and mineral based. ⠀ .⠀ Spring is such a breath of fresh air for all of us.  Let’s make it a healthy one too!⠀ .⠀ #firstdayofspring #springtime #freshair #sunonyourface #healthyspringtips #countersun #betterbeauty #beautycounter #freshfruitsandveggies #eatclean #exercise #takecareofyourbody #getmoving #springcleaning #cleanair #ntp #cntp #cancerprevention #cancerrecovery #alzheimers #alzheimersprevention #fertility #infertility #spring2019 #springbreak #springmood #instaspring #springintheair  #gardening #happyspring
Shirt was a gift from my daughter...kind of sums up my attitude.  ________________________ . . . The voices in my head keep saying…go cycling! 🚴 ________________________ 🙏🏻Survivor of Stage 4 Lymphoma - remission 7/9/2014 ________________________ 👇🏼Ambassador for:  @owayo  @thesaltycog  @HRV4Training  @the_conqueror_challenges @musclefeast ________________________ 🗣Speaker for Amgen/Neulasta ________________________ Daily user of @musclefeast Hydrate, 8 Hour Energy Powder, BCAA 4:1:1, and Beta Alanine  Use my code for 10% off of their great products! MFSHAWN10 ________________________ Charities I support every ride: @atlas_go @charitymiles https://pulll.org - - #worldsokayestcyclist #hrv4training#thesaltycog #musclefeast#theconquerorchallenges #atlasgo #owayo#owayoambassador2019 - - #noexcuses #goalsnotdreams#cancersucks #f_cancer #cancersurvivor#cancerawareness #cancerfree#cancerfighter #cancerwarrior#cancerrecovery #lymphomasurvivor#stage4survivor #breakawayfromcancer - - #cycling #cyclinglife #htfu #roadcycling#cyclist #cyclingaddict #cyclingroad#rideyourbike #stravacycling - - I like cycling and maybe 3 people…
Master Chefs Ronald Henin (Delaware North) and Ronald DeSantis (CulinaryNXT) work together to craft great tasting, nutritional meals for cancer patients, easily adopted in the comfort of home. #cancernutrition #workingtogether #teamwork #masterchef #chefs #nutrition #recipes #cooking #cancerpatient #cancertreatment #cancerrecovery #followback
Since my concussion in -99  and my cancer fight -08 I always have to be aware of my signs of fatigue and too much input. Even too many emotions are tiring. We need to pay attention, this has nothing to do with being selfish, this is self-care and compassion towards oneself. Don't follow the rat race, it will not serve you at all in a positive way on the contrary! Self-care, awareness and compassion are our healing tools, as well as healing meditation. It's an ongoing journey, make sure you pick a path aligned with who you are. #personalgrowth #cancerrecovery #compassion #stressrelief #selflove #personal #amazinglybrave #concussion #prosperity #lovelife
We've donated over 500 vitalcuisine carepacks to cancer patients around the U.S. Help us send more today by making a donation, link in our bio. #cancernutrition #cancer #cancerpatient #cancerrecovery #cancergifts #milestone #donate #donatetoday #givetoday #follow
Not a cloud in sight! If this and lovely warm temperatures doesn't tempt you to book for our Spring Restore and Revitalise retreat then nothing will! https://puyssentut.org/prices-and-booking/
Happy International Day of Happiness!  This year’s theme is #happiertogether, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. But, what does it mean to be happy anyway? 🤔  A while back, I saw a study that shifted my view of the world: hapiness comes and goes, meaning stays. 😲  Think about it, happiness can escape from our grasp in the blink of an eye. Meaning is a lot more within our reach: meaningful conversations, meaningful work, meaningful relationships, meaningful experiences. 💛  The beauty of being human is that we can rewrite our story at any time to give it any meaning we want - whether we felt “happy” that day or not. When we give meaning to something, we give it importance and perspective. 💥  In this week’s blog: “write your own ticket to happiness” (link in bio), we explore how trying to manufacture happiness might not be the answer to #creatingyourbestlife and instead share 3 sure-fire ways to charge up your happiness. Check it out and if the theme “happier together” inspires you today, follow @girlsrockingcancer. Keep on nurturing those positive connections and let go of anything or anyone toxic in your life. Our relationships should be mood boosters not mood busters. 🙌😉 #wellnesswednesday #warriorwednesday . . . . . #internationaldayofhappiness #happy #wellnessblogger #healthblog #createthelifeyouwant #liveyourbestlife #girlsrockingcancer #relationships #friendship #strongertogether #tribe #community #cancerrecovery #healthjunkie #changemakers #wellbeingwarrior #journeytowellness #anxietyrelief #letsbeatcancer #livingwithcancer #mentalhealthwarrior #meaningfullife #livewithpurpose #purposedrivenlife #choosehappy
Never underestimate the power of your instinct... Read about my journey in Survivor's Instinct, surviving cancer without drugs through relying on instinct. https://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Instinct-Surviving-Cancer-Without/dp/1432779419 #cancer #cancersurvivor #c #cancersucks #cancerdemama #cancermemes #cancer♋ #cancerprevention #aworldwithoutcancer #cancertreatment #cancerfree #healthyfood #health #wellness #prevention #cancerrecovery #ca #fitness #disease #adversity #breastcancer #15yearcancersurvivor #cancersucks  #linkinbio #15yearscancerfree #cancerfreeworld #cancerfree #fear #fearofchange
The height to which you succeed is directly proportionate to your ability to look fear in the face... without flinching. • In most cases, our fears are our own fabrication. • One of the most disregarded and highly overlooked strategies to move past your fears and overcome the obstacles is to simply refuse to run. • Instead, gain strength, courage and confidence by staring full on into the face of fear... Until you make FEAR flinch! • Every time I swim in big, deep, scary waters, I don’t run from it.  I stare my fear in the face until IT flinches! • “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” Eleanor Roosevelt • When was the last time you made your fear flinch?  What was the result? • Kudos goes to @nxtri and Christian Reinhardt for this fantastic photograph! • #fearchronic #fears #fearfactor #fearoffailure #fearisaliar #fearnothing #fearnot #teamfearless #fearfree #overcomefear #letgooffear #mindsetcoach #wildswimming #riverswimming#openwaterswimming #swimwildandfree #cancerfighter #cancerrecovery #cancersurvivor #cancerwarrior
Sharing a smoothie with my mum, in the sun ☀️ This green beauty is a blend of spinach, cucumber, celery, carrot, pineapple and banana. So yum! I don't do a smoothie everyday, but I probably should. Some days I crave it and whip up a blend for dinner 😁 I've had my #vitamix for 3 months now and I hope to never be without it!
Join the @fightbackpr team for this great event with @24_foundation and @knightsbaseball on May 14! Please message @corriethomas0412 for tickets! #fightbackpr #cancerrecovery #physicaltherapy #nutrition #massagetherapy #personaltraining #charlotte #northcarolina
http://www.mylymph.com/2017/08/02/gradient-compression-venuos-lymphatic-disorders  #physicaltherapy #lymphadematherapy #cancerrecovery #fightbackpr #charlotte
Thanx @whywouldwe 🙏🏻🙏🏻 Love youse 😘😘 #luansrecoveryrhythms #cancerrecovery #breastcancer
Five women. All been through the worst storms of their lives. Some more than once.  We spent the day together. And here’s what stood out for me:  1. What brings us here...we all have moments of feeling stuck, of fear, of wanting to give up. Some of these periods last longer than others. But we all feel it. At some point or another.  2. What we want to leave with...no matter who we are or what we’ve been through, we all have the same themes. We’re really not that dissimilar. And what’s great about that? It means there are others who understand. We are not alone. When we connect with people who understand us and give us space to speak and share, we heal. We all want to be more kind to ourselves, feel more confident, feel less fear, and live our best lives. That’s possible when we have a safe space to do this along with the intention to want change.  3. What we leave with...these women felt like they created a tribe. They had started by all sharing their loneliness. Some spoke about it. Others didn’t. But they spoke about how they all felt it. By the end of the day, they had switched. The positivity increased and they felt empowered - EVEN THOUGH nothing had changed in their outside world in the time we were together. Their mindset shifted. Their trust in their body shifted. It’s possible. They left wanting to keep each other accountable and they’ll be seeing each other again. I facilitated. And they created the magic.  If any of these match what you’re going through then know that there is a way out. A way forward.  Start where you are. Ask for help if you need it. Continue to trust yourself. Breathe through your heart.  You can do this.  And if you’ve been through your version of this, please share your wins and your ways of managing it. I’d love to hear about it ✨  And if nothing else, remember to find a way to make you SMILE today. It will help the healing 😁  Love, Amarjot 💕 ✨✨✨✨✨ #selfcare #selflove #resilience
Sometimes I look at photos of myself from just a few years ago and I envy who I used to be. Not just because I had fewer scars and longer hair but because I have this expression on my face, a countenance of innocence. I had no idea what was coming, no preconceptions of all the mountains I’d have to climb. This girl also had her troubles, her anxieties, her fears and her doubts, but what I would do to go back in time, shake her awake and beg her to just to appreciate the present.  That’s one of the hardest things about going through chronic illness, you keep longing for your former self, for your innocence. But you can never go back. You have to learn to embrace the life you have been given, to act as if you had chosen it yourself. Sometimes that’s hard to do when you’re doubtful anyone would voluntarily choose your reality.  But what’s the point in looking back?  Tennessee Williams said: “Has it ever struck you that life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going?” . It makes me think a lot about this feeling I get, this longing to go back to before the cancer, before the dementia, before the heartbreak. And then I think to myself, but that’s life.  Growth. Loss. Endings and beginnings.  I can’t be the girl I used to be. Because she doesn’t exist anymore, she was a fleeting moment in time, a memory. I can’t think about who I’ll be in the future either. As much as I want to imagine a healthier, stronger version of myself, she’s a figment of my imagination too.  All I have is the me, here, right now.  I might not be my ideal self right now, things might not be perfect, but are they ever? Even when we are healthy and beautiful in the eyes of another, we still find faults in ourselves. We’re seldom capable of loving ourselves in the present.  What’s gone is gone and what’s to come is never guaranteed. You have to get out of bed and go grab the present, the now, the today, embrace it

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