The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all that you are. without apology. without excuses and without any masks to cover the truth of who you truly are. it's taken me a long time to believe that and share it. this is me. sara. i'm not perfect nor will i ever claim to be. i am human. a sinner. i'm just as normal and goofy and ambitious and impulsive and passionate in person as i give you a glimpse of here. i feel too much, put my heart out there way too much, i do random things for my neighbors even when their a******s to me or my kids... i eat salads and sugar. some days i nap for 10 minutes. other days i need two work outs and that extra scoop of preworkout. most days i need my hairdresser in my back pocket and a personal stylist. i bust my a*s and hope some day my kids, my husband will see that i do it for them but i do it for me too. my sanity. my own health. nearly 3 years ago i almost ended all this. i felt hopeless and helpless, unlovable and broken. i speak of hope and faith and strength but let me share this: courage is scary. its fear of the unknown. i've lived it and felt it. sometimes it's the act of putting the razor down and saying, tomorrow will be better. it's the courage of leaving an unhealthy relationship. putting ourselves first. loving ourself and making decisions that will make us happy. our children happy. fear doesn't always mean it's bad. it could be the brink of something really big, something really great that we're about to embark on and that's bravery! courage has been a decision i've had to make every day, otherwise, i think i'd still be that girl sobbing in the closet with the razor in hand. have courage my friends. stand up. be brave and take a leap of faith! i started my journey alone and its completely humbling that i'm here now, with options, choosing me... and that i've reached so many other women and moms! you guys make me smile. #thankful #grateful #mentalhealth
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#doterra #essentialoils #empower #new #love #family #friends #kids #embrace #protect #encourage #positive #courage #care #selflove #protect #calm #strong #brave #immune #support #skincare #motivate #educate #mums #peace #balance #gentle #health #joy
Dressed like i never missed a spot.🐺
We remember army staff sgt. michael w. hosey, 3rd battalion, 1st sfg. he passed away on
september 17, 2011 at fob ripley, uruzgan province, afghanistan, of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small-arms fire. [statement by maj. mark e cooper]
he joined the army in 2001 as a communications intelligence specialist. after attending basic training at fort jackson, s.c., and then the defense language institute, foreign language center at the presidio of monterey in monterey, calif., he attended advanced individual training at goodfellow air force base in san angelo, texas. his first duty assignment was with company b, 304th military intelligence battalion, 111th mi brigade where he instructed officers in the mi officer basic course and officer training corps, in the proper deployment of a signal intelligence company on the battlefield; he also instructed air force surface weather officer (swo) assigned to army units and worked with us border patrol in the emplacement of remote battlefield sensor system (rembass) for joint task forces.
in 2003, he was assigned to fort huachuca, ariz., where he served as a communications intelligence specialist. in 2005, hosey was assigned to fort lewis, wash., where he served as a team member in a sota, or sigint operational tasking authority, 3rd bn, 1st sfg (a). his awards and decorations include the army commendation medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the army achievement medal with 1 oak leaf clusters, the army good conduct medal with bronze clasp (2 loops), the national defense service medal, the afghanistan campaign medal (with campaign star), the iraq campaign medal (with campaign star), the global war on terror service medal, the noncommissioned officer professional development ribbon with the numeral 2, the army service ribbon, the north atlantic treaty organization (nato) medal.
he has been posthumously awarded the meritorious service medal, the purple heart and the bronze star medal
rest easy ssgt!
#ussocom #usa #usarmy #usasoc #deoppressoliber #dol #1stsfg #specialforces #warrior #honor #valor #hero #courage
💞 world gratitude day 💞 today i can smile and be so incredibly grateful that i have my health; i can communicate perfectly with loved ones and friends, i can move freely and unassisted, i have total control over my health and happiness, and most of all, i’m independent ... i must promise myself every day to be so grateful for these things — don’t ever take your health for granted xx #fightstroke #fastracingagainststroke #will2walk #givingyoungstrokesurvivorsavoice #gratitude #strength #courage #freem
“we are independent beings who are living in an interdependent ecosystem. and, our choices affect everyone, and yet we can only do what we know to affect ourselves.” -shannon brasovan .
ep009 living your yoga in ever-widening circles of impact, conscious choice, & the gifts of shame with shannon brasovan
*spoiler alert* there will be crude language and q***f jokes in this episode. there will also be a whole lotta heart, wisdom and substance. i’m diving deep in this episode with my dear friend and yogi mermaid, shannon brasovan (@yogimermaidindie ). in this interview, we explore what it means to live your yoga in ever-widening circles of impact - examining our personal lives as well as our capacity and impact in our communities and beyond to the global stage. as we follow that thread, we touch on a number of important and pertinent themes in this moment of our life and culture like understanding the karmic ripples of our choices, examining our privilege and complicity in racism, the gifts within our shadows, and the necessity of gratitude.
shannon is the cyo (chief yoga officer) for @practiceindieyoga, a local indianapolis yoga studio who is a part of naptown fitness- a fitness network helping people challenge the body, inspire the mind and entertain the soul through wellness. she is also the partner of the most adorable serbian man on the planet, the daughter/sister of some pretty awesome southerners and the mother of two of the cutest kids on the planet. she is an avid yoga practitioner, life lover, novice urban farmer, jaded crossfitter, curiosity curator, cuss word aficionado and goal setter/seeker.
✨inspired references from today’s show✨
@naptownfitness & @naptownswift
stanislavski method of acting
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#realgeniuslife #realgeniuslifepodcast #yoga #blacklivesmatter #conscious #gratitude #courage #love
“everything is made from dreams” - temptation (tom waits). september has been a month of extreme poles for me: vacillating between depths of romantic melancholy and enervation to whole body electric galvanism of possibility and the red-hot-fireball of new beginnings. fierce f___it-all energy lapsing into puppy-eyed forgiveness. “tired of waiting” becomes “i’ll wait forever.” thrusting fists and talons in the air lapse into kitten cuddles mewing for self love. ughhh! crossing fingers and toes october smoothes me out. #courage #october #temptation #waitingwaitingwaiting #newbeginnings painting: fierce energy by alison johnson #alisonjohnson
⭐️about 1.5 years ago i got way out of my comfort zone and spoke up about a struggle that almost took my life a few times (anorexia, ptsd; depression). ⭐️i shared my soul and some of my story in hopes to break the stigma, encourage those who are hurting to ask for help, and for everyone to reach out if you think someone is strugglin...mental health is a serious issue and it is still taking far too many lives. this needs to stop and it starts with us being human and real. ⭐️my lovely friend erin is hosting this event again this year. check it out and let’s bring awareness to the hell that mental illness can be. i know from experience that having support, love, and help along the journey absolutely saved my life. ⭐️stop the judging and start loving. i will be there as a volunteer and would love to meet you or see you 💙 “you’re not a victim for sharing your story. you are a survivor setting the world on fire with your truth. and you never know who needs your light, your warmth, and your raging courage.” alex elle
“everything is made from dreams” - temptation (tom waits). september has been a month of extreme poles for me: vacillating between depths of romantic melancholy and enervation to whole body electric galvanism of possibility and the red-hot-fireball of new beginnings. fierce f___it-all energy lapsing into puppy-eyed forgiveness. “tired of waiting” becomes “i’ll wait forever.” thrusting fists and talons in the air lapse into kitten cuddles mewing for self love. ughhh! crossing fingers and toes october smoothes me out. #courage #october #temptation #waitingwaitingwaiting #newbeginnings #atomic
Stay humble, stay honorable, stay respectful, stay safe.
#bushido #aikido #wisdom #samurai #photooftheday #godisgood #lord #courage #beautiful #jesus #worship #discipline #picoftheday #christianity #godfirst #inspire #change #grateful #love #christian #israel #hebrew #inspire #inspirational #godisgood #god #happy #peace #heaven #followme
I'm currently babysitting an art exhibition on intersectional feminism. behind me is a wholesome painting by janet dear wagt. she has painted and captured her friend and has incorporated her ethnic identity as to be celebrated rather than hidden. i love how this portrait is almost like looking through a lens at your best friend while having a cuppa tea, talking about the past and where you are headin'. we should all celebrate who we are and where we have come from or ought to be going. to be authentic in this world is tough, we are judged in less than a second by prejudice and cognitive hueristics.
yet to be strong women (or men) we need to embrace all aspects of ourselves, be okay that we are not flawless and realise we have every right to not be sub-ordinates in society. we ought to have every right to reject our own conformity to societies expectations. #feminism #women #art #artexhibition #portrait #identity #courage #self-authenticating #thoughts
#love #lovequotes #lifequotes #life #likeforfollow #motivationalquotes #motivation #success #support #trust #respect #broken #onesidedlove #heartless #heart #emotions #bestrong #courage #guts #alone #loneliness #love #soul #friends #friendship #friendquotes #friendshipquotes #bestie #bestiegoals #dedicated
“everything is made from dreams” - temptation (tom waits). september has been a month of extreme poles for me: vacillating between depths of romantic melancholy and enervation to whole body electric galvanism of possibility and the red-hot-fireball of new beginnings. fierce f___it-all energy lapsing into puppy-eyed forgiveness. “tired of waiting” becomes “i’ll wait forever.” thrusting fists and talons in the air lapse into kitten cuddles mewing for self love. ughhh! crossing fingers and toes october smoothes me out. #courage #october #temptation #waitingwaitingwaiting #newbeginnings painting: the fierce form by shishu suman
When i find myself bedridden once in a while, the one thing i still struggle with is letting myself rest without guilt. i’ve come a long way in terms of allowing myself grace when my body isn’t doing too well but when a flare continues for over a week or two, the feelings of guilt need to be attended to.
what has helped me is to look at the idea of rest differently. i was subconsciously programmed to think that sleep was for losers and to work while others rested, but as my body started falling apart and resting became imperative to my health, i started seeing how resting when needed + scheduling rest days into my planner as if they were a doctor’s appointment was more like an investment i made for my health.
the more i become okay with doing less, the more i could take on physically. the more i prioritised rest, like one needs food or shelter, the more i could focus on other priorities. try to do the math yourself and see how if you made peace with resting now, you’d recover and return to things you wish to do sooner.
p.s. i’m going for my mri later today. it’ll confirm if there’s any new injury due to my recent fall and if medical attention is needed. if not, i’ll peacefully continue with my usual action plan of rest, recovery and rehabilitation until i’m back on my feet again.
#chronicillness #invsibleillness #pain #ehlersdanlossyndrome #hypermobility #backpain #slippeddisc #flareup #bedridden #rest #recovery #guilt #acceptance #health #mind #body #dislocations #sublaxations #patience #courage
God sometimes takes us in to troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us. @somethingbeautifulphotobysc #soulcleansing #waterphotoshoot #endurance #serenity #courage #wisdom #sober
#onedayatatime #mediation #breathe #sobrietydoesntsuck #stopopioidaddiction #itsnevertoolatetochangeyourlife