🚨POST OF THE DAY🚨 • A fellow rider posted this pic on a status we posted on our Ride Guide Facebook page. Aside from how bad ass this bike is, we noticed the unique paint job with all of the awareness ribbons. We reached out to him and asked him his story and this was the response we received. • “My ex-wife and daughter had epilepsy. My grandpas on both sides of my family died of cancer. I am friends with many people who have kids with down syndrome and/or autism. A woman who was like a second mother to me growing up had breast cancer. A close friend of mine and my brothers died of leukemia. A woman who saved my life, has had cervical cancer twice. My dad is currently battling esophagus cancer. I know many more who have or are suffering of some sort of disease or disability.. and to see these people battle these horrible diagnosis and never give up, make them my hero’s. I look up to them everyday and when I meet someone who is battling something like this, I take a pic of them with my bike then I add to a picture book of my hero’s.. as a small way to show support and love for them.” • We love hearing stories like this. This industry and community bring out generations of great stories. • If you have a picture with a story to tell, whether it’s about your bike, a trip, your business or anything else having to do with two wheels, send it to us. Instagram, Facebook or email. We’re all ears and would love to keep sharing your legacy 💪🏼 • #rideguidemobileapp#shareyourstory#twowheelsonelove#itsawayoflife #yourdigitalmaptothemotorcycleworld #tagus#emailus# DMus #itsnotahobby#itsalifestyle
I had a very busy week and last night was my “Friday.” So I wanted to treat myself. With food, as we tend to do. . The eating disorder behaviors are gone for me but the thoughts still come in sometimes. . So last night, I had a sudden urge to buy “binge” foods🍪and wine🍷bc it was habit for so long. Autopilot. . But INSTANTLY my own mind countered with: 🚫Girl, that’s not you anymore. You have goals. Knock that shit off. ❌I am so BEYOND tired of feeling like crap bc of what I put in my body. ❓What do you really WANT to do to relax? . And I really wanted to put sweats on, watch trash TV, and eat ice cream. So I did.💁♀️ . Food is a huge part of life. It’s ok to “reward” yourself with food as long as you honestly check in with yourself. Is that what you really want? Does it support your long-term goals? . Just because you’ve had an emotional relationship with food in the past doesn’t mean food can only be used for sustenance now. It is emotional sometimes. That’s ok. Get to a place where you trust YOU.❤️ . . . #recovery#eatingdisorderrecovery#edrecovery#edrecovered#sobercurious#sobriety#treatyoself#myplatemybusiness @whollyhealed #shareyourstory#inspiration#motivation#recoveryispossible#recoveryisworthit#dothehardwork
When I look at this picture I see 5 strong powerful woman. I was surprised to find out their stories though. Real people with real struggles that are all too common. Their story is evidence that change can happen if you take a chance on you. Are you ready for your upswing? Brenda writes: Our first reaction was to say "no, thank you" to Jerit and Kristen 🙄 We were broke. Had big debt. We were exhausted, overweight, not sleeping well, and had tried a thousand supplements already.🤨 Why would we "give in" to something our friends were "selling"?🤔 There was surely some way I would find to improve our life by continuing to research and use "better" products. I was sure that THEIR supplements had bad ingredients or were just a quick fix.😒 Friends, we were initially full of excuses and pride. But Delvin and I felt a quiet little prompting... "WHAT IF?"... #upswing#storytime#whatifthischangedeverything#commonstruggle#hearmystory#shareyourstory#getoutofdebt#exhaustednomore#sleepwell#happyandhealthy
Welcome to the first ever #shareyourstory Wednesday 🎉😍. Every Wednesday I'll post a story of an amazing lady who has been diagnosed with a chronic condition and their individual journey navigating it. This is Megan's story ❤. . . Hi, I’m Megan Kelly, The Realistic Holistic. I’m a certified holistic nutritionist making real food & a holistic mindset applicable to your real life. . . My passion for holistic health, like many other health care practitioners, came from dealing with my own health struggles. . . When I was in university, I was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which my immune system attacks the villi of my intestines causing severe malabsorption and intestinal inflammation. Before I was diagnosed, I had become severely underweight (losing 40lbs in under 4 months) and clinically depressed. My hormones were also completely out of whack to the point I was experiencing dysmenorrhea. Later, I even lost a tooth due to degeneration of the root. . . I later found out I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, another autoimmune disease, this one attacking my thyroid gland. I likely had this as long as I’ve had celiac as well. Aside from being a bit extra cold and a little tired some days, I have been lucky to remain asymptomatic. . . Since my diagnosis of celiac disease, I have been on a mission to heal. I found that real food and focused nutrition were the biggest step, but I didn’t really find true healing until I started to deal with the mental/emotional side as well. Cultivating relaxation and self love are an essential part of dealing with autoimmunity. Now, I am in complete remission and although, technically, I have chronic illnesses, I am not chronically ill. In fact, I have more energy and vitality than your average illness-free friend and it all comes down to real food & a holistic mindset. . . Now, I work primarily with those who struggle with digestive disorders, autoimmune disease & self love issues so that they too can
Sorry I haven't posted for a while guys 🙊 January .......! Getting back to the flow of things also my birthday month 🎉 new year new age new challenges ! Is it to late to have a new year resolution ? Mine has to be focus on me and my little family don't let negative people or thoughts ruin my day or week just keep going don't let people push or pull me down stand up and say what I want and don't worry ! Got to keep smiling not only for my sanity but for my daughter too this year I feel is going to be amazing 💗 hope the new year is treating you well so far #shareyourstory#newyear#newchallenges#newexperiences#newthoughtprocess
Talking about the #danimooretrilogy & the #socialenterprise, @teamcaninep, that was inspired by the books is one of my favourite things to do. I’m with @purinauki in #london, doing just that! Canine Perspective CIC made the final of the #wearebetterwithpets prize last year & I have been invited to talk about the difference being part of that process has made to us. Sharing your story can take you on a journey you never dreamt possible!
I’ve been chipping away, steadily writing my 2nd book and some days it feels IMPOSSIBLE. Then I pick up this other book I already wrote and have a physical reminder that I CAN DO THIS. Why we need so many reminders that we are capable of doing things is beyond me, but if you need a reminder for whatever reason: you are rad and able and I wish you success and excitement with whatever you are working on! . . . . . . . #wednesdaymotivation#wednesdaywisdom#momoffour#birthmom#authorlife#authorsofinstagram#writingprompts#shareyourstory#publishedauthor#idahome#itsaboisething#momlife#wahm#divaringlight#homeoffice#notmyplan#lifestylemodel#icandohardthings
What is something you've learned during your co-op placement? "The most important thing I learned during my co-op placement was to not be afraid and to voice my opinions and be my true self. It was through my showcase of sheer perseverance to want to do impactful work that I was given the various opportunities during my 4 months at Live Labs. I was treated and given the work of a full-time employee because of my determination to do nothing less. I learned that in reality, your biggest spokesperson is yourself and if you can’t find the voice and determination to go after what you want, then no one will." Nikki Patel Class of 2020 Accounting & Finance #humansofcoop#rucsa#shareyourstory
Do you own your story? It took me a while to process mine...still processing some of it because, well, shame (and that’s OKAY!)☺️// I believe our testimonies are our greatest tool for helping others. Know your story better by writing it out, thinking over it and sharing with others when the time is right 🙌🏻 #nountoldstories @positivelypresent #mayaangelou
Sometimes I get to create content in my own kitchen for a client... and let me assure you I have no complaints! . This delicious smoothie is imagery I designed for @mommihealth using their chocolate protein. Why is it different than regular protein? Why is it so special? It’s designed for pregnancy and breastfeeding moms! . Instead of taking a prenatal, you drink a protein smoothie that’s has your prenatals in it already? I used this awesome product while pregnant with my third and it was a lifesaver! . So when I was branching out in the last year for new clients I reached out to Mommi because I believed in their product and mission. No better client to have. . Is there a brand that you love because their mission moves you?
This January I am celebrating my 16th year sober from meth and working in the adult industry!! In January of 2003 I hit bottom! Everyone has different "bottoms" but for me it was a number of things all happening one after the other. When you start drinking and getting into drugs at the age of 12 you set yourself up for a really difficult path in life. Bad choices over a long peroid of time left me kicked out of high school, pregnant at 17, working in the strip clubs and a complete drug addict! Finding out my dad was being sentences to 22 years in prison left me more desperate than I had ever been! The money didn't help me the drugs didnt numb me, I found myself in a situation that was out of my control! I began praying for God to help me!! A week or so went by with nothing and then one night I was laying on my bed talking on the phone to my dad when I encountered "an outer body experience"! Really difficult to explain but Ill never forget the feeling and my heart pounding along with Gods warrings to me " this is your last chance to change your life, if you dont you will end up in a cell like your father or something far worse!" It wasn't a threat I heard, it was from a voice of power, a voice I respected, simply explaining what I was bringing on my self from the poor choices I was making... A week later I came clean with Jeremy and my mom about all the drugs I was on. Did a line of meth just to be able to function and drove my self down to go get some help! That was the last day I ever did a line of meth and never did I walk a foot back into the clubs! I wish I could say that that year everything just got easy and better but it didn't, at least it didnt feel like it was. For 6 more years I would battle with pills, drinking, self worth and many other things. It wasent until 2009 that I was fully ready to commit my entire life to the lord. Its been a long journey with a long process of sanctification! I am so Thankful to have such a patient God that has shown
This kid....he gives me LIFE. When he came into this world, he literally healed my broken heart. I can’t believe he is almost TWO! I am blessed with every moment that I get to spend watching him grow up. 🙏🏻❤️🌈
"It's gonna be tough. Traveling. Without you. Things we've done together. As a family. It's hard when you sit there and pack as a single father, trying to figure out what you need, what's gotta go, when this used to be your job and you enjoyed doing it. It's taking me a week alone to pack. When someone dear to you passes, you never quite get over it, you just slowly, and slowly learn how to go on without them, yet keeping them tucked safely in your heart. It's hard. It is. For everyone around us. You would've loved this trip.. I'll do right by you. I'll keep that smile on our child for as long as we live. I still shed a tear with the people I love, and even with the ones I don't know. He misses you. I miss you. We love you. Rest in Paradise." XO, Bryan . . . #whereiwearyou
If it wasn’t for my depression, I would have never started my business. If it wasn’t for the fact that I truly didn’t think I could mentally handle a 9-5 job, nothing I’ve built would be here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To date, I have written over 400 blog posts on hitthegem.com, spoken at numerous events, cultivated a community, attended over 7 seasons of New York Fashion Week, saw my face on CNN, met Carrie Underwood, been hired to photograph products for major brands, created friendships all over the world, inspired other people to speak up about mental health, and turned documenting my story into something that pays my bills - all because I started a business, all because of my lifelong confrontation with anxiety and depression. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes, anxiety and depression does take things away from us sometimes, but dealing with them has given me SO MUCH MORE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you're up for a challenge, take a few minutes to find and acknowledge something GOOD your mental illness has given you.
So here we begin, I’m currently rereading the Harry Potter series because I’m in a bit of a reading slump and this is a series I know I can always get back into. This is the story of someone just trying to read enough. Do any of you have a book or series you can always go back to? #bookstagram#harrypotter#justtryingtoread #harrypotterandthechamberofsecrets #book#shareyourstory
𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 + 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙡 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 Thrilled to dive into @alex_elle‘s “today I affirm” journal, read through @yung_pueblo’s book called “inward” and do the daily tasks given through my Victory Cards for the Valley. This is my year. A year of continued healing, awareness, vulnerability and growth. Becoming all I was made to be... in a world that constantly makes you question yourself, an enemy that wants to see you fail.. I say NO MORE. I hope you’ll say it with me. Pour into yourself so you can pour into others. Listen to the good word and voice that only wants to see you shine and be who you were made to be. Speak your truth. Share your story. It matters! & we all need to know we’re not alone 💛
I had to share this post from my Facebook page here as well. This article is me! I feel like I should have been informed of this, like I should receive a certificate, or a medal, or a cuddle. Instead I just happened to stumble upon the article in my positive news feed. So glad I did! I'm one of the preemie guinea pigs that went through with trying out this device when it wasn't yet FDA approved. I had it implanted when I was 19. There weren't many who had it yet. I don't know if it's done me good, but it took away doctor's concerns that I might get an infection in my heart from blood cycling because of an open vein. There were so many lead-up and follow-up appointments. I remember the fear and overwhelm whenever doctors would hear my heart murmur and say something needed to be done. I remember going into surgery thinking I was going to die and being awake during the procedure, seeing my heart on the monitor and repeatedly telling the docs I could still feel everything as they were moving through my veins and up to my heart; a surreal experience. I remember struggling for a while to keep up Freshman year of college after I had the device implanted. I remember crying when I realized I wouldn't be able to make it to an award ceremony that I had worked so hard to earn my senior year, because I had to go to yet another appointment for their FDA processing. I also remember worrying over the financial cost we ended up having to pay, even when we'd originally been told none of the cost would fall to me, since it was a trial. There was a lot of stress, worry, and fear that went along with it. But I hope it helps future little ones. If it does, then I can say my struggle was worth it. Interesting factoid: I went to an energy healer a couple years after this surgery. I'd had absolutely zero contact with her before our session. As she was talking she waved her hands in the air in front of me and mid-sentence she stopped and asked, "Do you have something in your
January 15th is a bitter sweet day for me. I struggle as this day approaches with anxiety from the trauma I went through 4 years ago after I delivered my daughter Charlotte. However, it also brings feelings of love, faith, strength, and joy and thankfulness for my husband and my 4 kids. We are so blessed and although, I’ll never forget the fear and pain I felt that day, it brought me Charlotte. ❤️ As a baby she always found her way to my Great Grandmother Viola’s picture and it made me smile. It wasn’t until two days ago when I was reading and learning more about my Great Grandmother that I discovered something I never realized. Viola Stout passed away on January 15, 2000. Exactly 15 years before my daughter Charlotte made a very grand entrance into this world. They have a special connection and I know Viola will always be watching over my little girl.
Next piece of choreography starts January 25. Concept inspiration ExMachina. Movement inspiration Gaylen Hooks. Song: Madness by @ruellemusic. On the Base Choreography Friday nights 6:40-7:40pm @teasestudiodenver
Truth. I saw this posted this morning and thought yes, someone else gets it! Life is what you make it. I am fulfilling my passion of helping people thru the best way I know. If you have a passion for helping others and ever wanted a career in health and fitness, I am looking for hardworking, ambitious and go getters that would love to build an online health and fitness business inspiring others to join you! • • • Opportunities to earn trips (places like Greece, Punta Cana and Bora Bora. 🏝) building a team that changes lives, setting your own hours and limitless income.. if any of that sounds like something you’d love to do, please drop an emoji in the comments or send me a DM and I will send you the details. 🤩 #joinmeorwatchme#workingmomlife#homebusinessowner#newmomlife#passionateaboutlife#businessoppurtunity#onlinebusiness#helpinghands#healthandfitness#shareyourstory
My name is Sadie Saunders, and I was fortune enough to get the opportunity to serve as a Special Friend at Camp Joy this past summer. When I was accepted, and told what week I was going to be attending, honestly, I was shocked. I didn’t feel properly qualified or equipped. But, I knew for a fact that God called me to serve, and there is nothing that can stop that. Nevertheless, God changed me that week. He proved to me that, if He brings you to it, He will bring you through it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Camp Joy changed my life in a way I never knew was possible. That week, I experienced true joy that comes from serving Jesus wholeheartedly and putting someone first. Being able to serve my special friend, and be completely, utterly vulnerable to see how my special friend would change my heart, and be observant to notice how Jesus will work through them was the most important lesson I will ever learn. Ms Ann said something the very first day that has stuck with me ever since “I firmly believe that God gave us our special friends to be angels on Earth, in order to point us back to Jesus.” My special friend did exactly that and so much more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every camper at Camp Joy embodies the love of Christ like no other individuals I have ever met. They face adversity and challenges with a smile, knowing that God is on their side. "What can man do to them?" That is complete faith. The special friends at Camp Joy inspire me to live joyfully and and walk with Jesus every day with intention. I have felt God's presence at Camp Joy stronger than anywhere else and I am completely honored to be apart of this ministry. It has been, and will continue to be my greatest and highest honor to be apart of something so special.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sadie Saunders⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #campjoycem#campjoy#specialneeds#disability
No person's journey living with metastatic breast cancer is the same, and we want to hear yours. Visit the link in our bio and click "Share Your Story" in the top right corner to share your story. Photo by @ljohnphoto #storyhalftold#shareyourstory#stageivneedsmore
*We need your help filling our bins* . . FREE is partnering with Attention Homes in Boulder, CO throughout January to collect: 1) Travel hair products (hair spray, hair gel, hair ties) 2) Deodorant spray or stick (especially men’s) 3) Feminine hygiene items . Why? Young people may be seeking refuge, attention, and life changing resources.