I woke up swollen as eff like I got in a bar fight. 2 days after my recent dental extraction. I took pictures of my adventures and the bouquet of gratitude flowers that I made for the staff). My tooth had broken off in several pieces so it took what felt like a lifetime to get it all out. Having faulty connective tissues and a jaw that’s already been destroyed by TMJ for so many years. I had to be numbed more than what I assume is normal. Nothing ever goes normally for me. I was also pre fitted for dentures that day. So my jaw was already super tired. I felt awful for my dental assistant because she couldn’t find a mold that fit my teeny tiny little big fat mouth. They are having to special order one specifically designed to fit what’s left of my teeth. The moral of the story is take care of your teeth. And if you can’t afford dental care pray that you marry into a DDS family. Or have one as gracious as my brother in law. I am beyond grateful and blessed that my brother in law is helping me. Being legally disabled and not having dental coverage makes no sense to me. Medicare doesn’t even cover glasses. The heck?!? I could have prevented some of the decay with purchasing a fancy tooth brush and having regular cleanings. But my income doesn’t cover those types of costs. I have to pay 20% of every doctor visit, test and procedure on a SSD income. Before I got sick I went to the dentist regularly. I’ve had a lot and I mean a lot of dental work done over the years. But I still can’t believe how rapid this decay has destroyed what’s left of my teeth. The pain and discomfort has been unbearable. I’m going to plug my brother in laws practice as much as possible because grace is everything. And although I probably will never be able to repay him. I can still tell the world that I’d be lost without him, my sister and their staff. I’ve never been treated with such kindness at a dentists office. Yeah I know he is family but I listened to how he treats his patients and he’s basically a God send to anyone who walks into his office. And whatever you do don’t eat a “cookie” before an extraction. I did this with the sole purpose of trying to be...(continued in comments)
We’re not supposed to have all the answers Or have it all figured out. Doesn’t matter how old you are. It’s about the journey and finding new ways to stretch ourselves, try new things, find adventures, get uncomfortable embrace challenges and conquer!
There are lots of distractions in life. Be aware of the things that don’t serve you including how we see ourselves and how we speak to ourselves.
Remind yourself every day of how far you’ve come! Because you have!! Start right now and celebrate your awesomeness!
Do more of the things that fuel your heart and soul!
Do me a favor, tag a soul sister or soul brother 🥰and let them know they are extraordinary!
The more we lift each other up the more that energy manifests in our own lives and that’s a beautiful thing!
This little happy monkey can now escape, he has already figured how to open the child proof gate! (Consumer Reports states that safety gates are intended for children 6 months to 2 years of age)
Unbelievable! A few days ago I turned around to see my little shadow behind me smiling away and ran off...too funny! #😂 #❤️
I’m not posting this for sympathy. I write because it’s the only way I know how to deal with my emotions. I found out my mom has cancer and to some people it’s just a part of life but if anyone knew the bond my mom and I have they’d understand she is my life. She has been my crisis line every time bipolar spoke suicide. She was there like a second mom to my daughter when my illness got the best of me. She was by my side through all of my surgeries when no one else was and gave me hope every time I was going through hell trying different medications. There are too many things I love about her to list but she is the most beautiful soul I have ever known, my best friend, my angel, my confidant, she is the air I breathe and I’m not prepared for her to leave. I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this yet but I know I have to for my mom and my daughter. There is a handful of people who were there for me during my meltdown this week when I got the news and I hope you’re reading this knowing how much you mean to me 🖤🙏.
#cancer #scared #angry #momanddaughter #unconditionallove #myangel #mysavinggrace #myworld #bestfriends #stayingstrong #lifeisprecious #liveinthenow #preciousmoments #memories #writer #instawriter #unseeableme #poet #instapoet #poetsofinstagram #igpoets
Wednesday’s Tip for the day!
DID YOU KNOW 👀👇👇👇
(Long post 🚨 but worth the read)🙌 The Life Cycle of an Eyelash:
The upper eyelid holds about 90 to 150 lashes, while the lower eyelid has about 70 to 80. Each individual eyelash is programmed to reach a certain length, fall out, and then re-grow.
Each eyelash undergoes a three-part growth cycle:
🌱Growth phase: The first stage of the eyelash cycle lasts between 30 and 45 days. If all our eyelashes were in the growth phase at the same time, then they’d all be on track to fall out at the same time! Approximately 40 percent of our upper lashes and 15 percent of our lower lashes are in the growth stage at any given time.
♺Transition phase: Once the lashes in the growth phase reach their designated length, which takes typically 14-21 days, they stop growing and the hair follicle shrinks. Should an eyelash fall out during this phase, it won’t begin growing back until the transition phase has run its course.
😴Resting phase: In general, eyelashes have a life span of about 3 months, but can last more than 100 days before the eyelash falls out and a new one begins to grow. Because each individual lash is in its own phase of the growing cycle, it's normal for a few lashes to fall out most days. It typically takes four to eight weeks to fully replace an eyelash.
Help keep your lashes in the best of shape by following these simple tips:
🚫Don’t sleep in mascara! Mascara stiffens lashes, which is fine for daytime wear, but during sleep the stiffness can cause the lashes to break.
🚫Forego the waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascara tends to dry out the lashes and be too rough for wear.. My Tip:
Use LASH BOOST nightly to condition, moisturize, nourish, & protect the overall appearance of lashes. Giving you lashes that appear to be longer looking, fuller, and darker.
#beyourownboss #youcanwriteyourownstory #liveyourdream #lifeisprecious #lovelife #bossbabe #daretodream #reachforthestars #youcanmakethechange
#daretodream #dreambig #entrepreneur #womenempoweringwomen #thelookshewantswiththeprotectioniwant #trustyourjo
Your worst enemy and your very best friend. Every customer you’ve ever served, and every stranger who’s ever served you. The rich. The poor. The disabled. The discriminators. The liars, sinners, and snakes. The honest stewards and saints. Your mother, your father. Your siblings, aunts & uncles, and lovers (past, present, future). Your mentors and pupils.
And everyone else who has ever lived.
All under the same moon, for thousands of years, and yet- we still can’t just get along. Maybe we never will. #shotwithnikon
One moment this Puppy was PLAYING and the other moment he is DEAD.
Reason : The person who was driving his Volkswagen Polo cared little about the life of this pup and therefore even after realising that he just murdered a life didn’t get out of his car and instead drove away.
Take away from this post : That person’s Holi isn’t ruined but he ruined it for the mother of this pup who could be seen barking in anger and licking her dead younger one in remorse.
Its life..accidents do happen but incidences that happen due to mere carelessness because the other person was way too lazy to distinguish between a brick and a puppy are not acceptable.PROP STOP 24 pledges to help stray and discourage such ruthless people by devoting a part of its profits for this cause.
Just one question to anyone reading this post : Do you think that person would have been this careless had it not been a puppy but someone’s two year old kid(God forbid)playing on the road ?
#dogaccident #puppynomore #puppydied #puppydiedonroad #carelessdrivers #sadincident #peopleforanimals #jeevashraya #helpstray #animallove #keepcalmanddrive #lifeisprecious #propstop24 #lucknow #india
This photo is from thirty years ago - it is my beloved grandmother and me. She is now 89 and is still like a second mother to me. She experienced a health setback last week and I have been spending time daily with her. The way that she looked at me as a child through today, as captured in this picture, was always with pride and unconditional love. That energy fueled me and allowed me to believe within myself that anything was possible for me. The greatest gift you can give to a loved one, especially a child, is the feeling of pride, joy and faith in them. I hope to exude this to my own family and clients as well...and help them stand in their own radiance.
☝️ Before you buy something, ask yourself these three questions:
1. How much energy does this take to make?
- Think production: water, electricity, materials, etc.
- Think transportation: fuel, distance, etc.
2. How long will this be around after I am done with it?
- How much harm could this do once you throw it away?
- How long will this take to biodegrade? - How useful is this really?
3. Is there anything else I can use that is more sustainable/do I really need this?
- Can unsustainable clothing, food, packaging, tools, etc. be replaced by better alternatives?
- Is this an impulse purchase or a true necessity?
🌞 Not only will asking these questions save you time, money, stress, a mess, and space, but you will also be doing your part in helping to save the planet and creating a better future ♥️♻️
Я родила тренера.
Да-да. И ещё учителя) 2-в-1
Ровно пять лет назад.
И он с первых минут жизни прекрасно нас тренирует и все время держит в тонусе, чтобы не теряли свои родительские навыки, чтобы не почивали на лаврах от первых двух опытов воспитания)
Каждый ребёнок - личность, каждый особенный, даже в одной семье все дети отличаются, ведь душа у каждого своя, и именно она является определяющей в формировании личностных качеств.
А мы лишь направляем, помогаем ему прожить его собственную жизнь.
Ну, и конечно, мы многому учимся (и даже его старший брат), честности, искренности, открытости, смелости, масштабности, и ещё много чему, у нашего молодого мужчины, отпраздновавшего сегодня свой первый юбилей) и благодарим за то, что выбрал нашу семью, чтобы появиться на свет!
#деньсчастья #20марта #дети #радость #счастье #счастьеесть #любовь #семья #советскаягавань #sovetskayagavan #sovgavan #хабаровск #инста #инстаграм #insta #instamood #instagood #khv #happy #lifeisprecious
I think most of us would agree!!! LOVE life above Earth!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
It’s been a busy few weeks and I know we all have crazy schedules but it’s important for us to find time to be still.. to be in our own company because in those moments of stillness is when we find the answers to a lot of our questions! Thanks to @diamondcashrich
for the interview and apparel #motivation #inspiration #lifeisprecious
Stop thinking about what you lost and focus on what you have now
Les tites filles a mommyyy 😍
If I’ve learned one thing working in medicine, it’s that life is never guaranteed.
You’re never guaranteed tomorrow. You’re never guaranteed next week and you’re definitely never guaranteed a second chance. Sounds so cliche right?? But when you talk with a patient in the morning and learn they passed that same afternoon, it makes life seem that much more fragile.
So why wait with your dreams? Don’t wait for the “right time.” There’s never a right time, just start! Don’t let fear stop you, just start!
Put in the work to make your dreams come true! Set HUGE goals, goals that are so big you are almost embarrassed to show them to anyone because they seem so ridiculous. If you fall short, guess what?? You’re probably still WAY farther ahead than you would have been if you have never tried!
Tomorrow is never guaranteed, so no more waiting! Make the most of today and live your best life TODAY!