I think just the simple fact that we are human we need a constant reminder of all that we have. Especially when you see so many people and so much of the world that is without. But my goodness tragedy should not be what has to happen to remind us to have gratitude.
In the midst of addiction especially when you are completely in the dark, its tough and its completely ok to admit that. Just know that grace will prevail and gratitude will endure.
When you think of the LGBTQ+ community, who pops into your head first? Do you think of young white cis men, dancing shirtless in a Pride parade? Or maybe Ellen DeGeneres? Chaz Bono? Neil Patrick Harris? Gay marriage? Military service? Maybe, if you're a little older, Rock Hudson? Act Up? Rita Mae Brown? Maybe even me? .
White supremacy means we think of white as human neutral.
It means that even when we think of queer and trans struggles, we think of white queer and trans struggles.
It means that even when we're working against discrimination and violence, we're perpetuating both of those things because we aren't listening to and following QTPOC. .
We told them to wait on the things that mean life and death to them because the assimilation and access to marriage was too important to be distracted from, that we'd come back for the things they need.
We're showing them now that we aren't coming back for them because we're too focused on ourselves to even pretend to care. Black gay and bisexual men are projected to have a 1 in 2 chance of getting infected with HIV in their lifetime. ONE IN FUCKING TWO. The fact that this isn't major news in the queer community disgusts me. And that's just one, single, example of the disparity and injustice that is happening within the queer community.
If that's what working for the LGBTQ+ community looks like,
If we aren't being anti racist.
If we aren't acknowledging and dismantling white supremacy.
If we aren't FOLLOWING our QTPOC siblings, if we aren't LISTENING to our QTPOC siblings, if we aren't working FOR our QTPOC siblings then, just who the fuck are we working for?
Just trying to hold on at that point hahahahaha! Anyone else?
Now this is my kind of club. Don't be afraid to get dirty in life. No mud, no lotus. 🌺Happy birthday man! Forever grateful for you making the best coast possible. 🙏🏽💕
SUNSTONE + LABRADORITE //
Sunstone is a stone of power. It’s great for anyone that has a hard time setting strong boundaries or taking time for self care. It can help you take back your personal power and live your life from a place of joy instead of fear.
Labradorite works synergistically with sunstone to keep you grounded and protected while you take control of your energy and your life, releasing all fear and letting go of any insecurities that might be holding you back.
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This may be one of my favorite custom orders! 6mm sandalwood stack with sunstone and labradorite. The two outside bracelets are custom made and sold out, but the two center bracelets (raw stone + labradorite sphere) are both available in the shop!
Be proud of what you have accomplished. You are so
worth it. It's a journey. One
day at a time.
No, I dont have to. It is my choice. Its mind over matter. If you want it then you have to make the choice to get it.
You are the only one in your way. If you want the change you have to get out of your own way!! And of course got all my food for the day....because if I DON'T PLAN AND PREP, I WILL FAIL! Set yourself up for success!!! #liift4you #healthierme #day2 #priorities
Think about this for a second. Pick and choose your battles wisely.
In honor of Taco Tuesday, I thought I would post a favorite food of mine! Mexican food is my weakness for sure! So here's a healthier version of one of my all time faves! Enjoy!
From EatingWell: May/June 2016
To slash 150 calories in this healthy chimichanga recipe, we bake rather than fry and use less beef by stretching the filling with mushrooms and beans. Top the baked chimichangas with fresh salsa (found near other refrigerated dips and sauces) instead of jarred salsa to save on sodium.
6 servings | Active Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound lean (90% or leaner) ground beef
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup reduced-sodium canned refried beans
1 4-ounce can chopped green chiles, preferably Hatch
Olive oil or avocado oil cooking spray
6 8-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas
6 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
6 tablespoons fresh tomato salsa
Place a large baking sheet in the oven; preheat to 425°F.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, about 2 minutes. Add beef, mushrooms, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, until the beef is no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir in refried beans and chiles; cook, stirring, until hot, 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove the hot baking sheet from the oven, place on a heatproof surface and coat with cooking spray. Place a tortilla on a clean work surface and spread 2/3 cup of the beef mixture along the bottom third. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese, tuck the sides over the filling and roll up from the bottom into a burrito. Place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, filling and cheese. Generously coat the tops and sides of the chimichangas with cooking spray.
Bake the chimichangas until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve topped with lettuce and salsa.
Per serving : 390 Calories; 17 g Fat; 5 g Sat; 7 g Mono;
Judge not or you will be judged. The time is now for more compassion and understanding. life is hard enough without someone else adding unnecessary burdens. Go help somebody today. It has the potential to change your life and your views.
This is so true! Every single moment of each day we get stronger! Our body slowly restores its self - our minds become more at ease and we can start to feel again and hopefully with each day feel a little bit better about who we are as people. It's not easy buts it's progress! #sober #blessed #soberissexy #soberlife #odaat #soberaf
U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B,Select,Start #lifeisgood #whenboredomstrikes #dontworryimfine #dontbescurred #ilovemusic #vocals #semperfi #nopainnogain #makeaneffort #moveforward #onlytimewilltell #justhavefun #justhavingfun #odysseyhouse #soberaf #soberlife #partysober #skateboarding #ska #punk #deftones #crosses #teamsleep
Stay focused on your goals, your peace, and your happiness. Don't waste your time on anything that doesn't contribute to your growth 🌿
This is me turning my back on everything in my life that doesn't make me happy 💁🏼♀️😍 I've felt better this last week than I have in a looong time! 💯 I've been doing all the things that fill my soul and really focusing on myself ❤
FLY (first love yourself) 🕊 is always open to you if you want to start working on yourself too!
And it’s not just opioids. Nope. Add together A L L of deaths from A L L of the other drugs C O M B I N E D, and alcohol still trumps them A L L. Just the facts. Straight up. Thank you @tellbetterstories2018
for shining the light and helping us to tell better stories..
In having conversations about alcohol, it’s important to stay grounded in fact. (Which can be tough, because so much conflicting information has been shared.) Here’s a good, science-based primer with facts and why we shouldn’t associate alcohol with health and well-being. Use it as a tool when you are explaining why this connection is problematic. Full story in link.
“I research alcohol use and the associations between drinking and a wide range of problems. While the rising opioid epidemic has been receiving a lot of attention in the past five years, it is important to remember that alcohol is involved in a greater number of deaths and physical and social problems. Backed by a strong industry, alcohol’s dangers may be underplayed and its benefits exaggerated. A study to examine the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption, jointly funded by the National Institutes of Health and the alcohol industry, was recently halted for reasons including possible conflicts of interests. Now is a good time to review some things we do know about alcohol.”
#tellbetterstories #alcohol #media #marketing #health #wellness #womenshealth #outofthedarknessandintothelight #livingabovetheinfluence #wearetheluckiest #teetotallyawesome #fuckthestigma #shareyourtruthfindyourtribe #present #grateful #soberaf