Copper wine rack give away! To enter, donate $20 or more to our Movember fundraiser. You get an extra ballot for every $10 you donate. ( $50 for 4 chances ) click the link in my bio to donate meow! #Movember#fundraiser#MensHealth#BeAware#Mustache
Do we routinely express gratitude for the life we are blessed with ? We have all been guilty of taking something/someone for granted at one point or the other in our lives . It could be our family, our health , a romantic partner , a close friend & the endless amount of resources available to us.
Maybe we mistakenly assume that whatever we take for granted would be around us forever ? I’m about to narrate a very personal experience . .
On last New Year’s Eve , I felt a strong inner pull to talk to my grand mother and express my gratitude towards her for the undying love she had always showered me with . Something which I had been thinking of doing since long.
Little did I anticipate then , that I would fall prey to procrastination & convince myself that I should instead express my gratitude towards her on the 1st Jan , as that would be symbolic of a positive start to a new year .
It didn’t dawn upon me that time; that the universe is not beholden to conform to my internal mind borne narrative & it’s induced rationalizations , which we all so often latch onto to soothe our conscience.
I say the former because I woke up the next day to the dreadful news of my grandmothers demise. It felt like I was drowned in a tsunami of grief & regret. Through my experience of grief, universe taught me a profound lesson on gratitude & the distinction between self-love and self-absorption.
It sounded a clarion call to me : “ Never take someone who loves you for granted . Because one day you might wake up & realise you lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones “ .
Let’s start being grateful for everything we have. Let’s celebrate people who love us & intimately understand us. Let’s be wary of not allowing our self-love take on a narcissistic hue . Practising gratitude will unlock the fullness of our life. Gratitude will allow us to make sense of our past , help us create peace for today & will enable us to envision for tomorrow 🙏🏼
14th November 2018: World Diabetes Day. Today we celebrate the birth of Sir Frederick Banting, who was born on this day in 1891. The man who co-discovered insulin & ultimately saved us by sharing his discovery.
This year is my 30th diaversary, 30yrs ago, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, at age 6yrs old. 10,950 days worth of injecting at least twice a day (have been injecting 4 times a day since early 2000's), checking BGL's, treating hypos/"lows" or hyper/"highs". Without this, I'd be dead. It's not a case of "choosing" to do injections everyday, its not a choice. Its life & death. #type1diabetes#t1dlookslikeme#WorldDiabetesDay#WDD2018#beaware#cgms#continuousglucosemonitoring
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Me and my fiance were goin to the boogie pet store for a new raft for Loloöa. We were at the check out, and Karis is making smalltalk, and the check out lady is just like "how many tortoises do you have?" And Karis and I started loling. Than, I say "do you mean turtles?" And she says and I kwote. "They're the same thing, name one difference, I dare you." In a dead serious tone....
UM EXCJDJXIENEJD. "Um, maybe that tortoises are a completely different shape, not semi-aquatic, and have a longer life span?" She looks at me and says. "Wow. Butthurt are we?" Im QUAKING in angre, like YOU WORK AT A PET STORE YOU SHOULD KNO THE DIFRENCE!!! #turtleawareness#tortoisesarentlandturtles#turtleadvocate#turtlesandtortoisesmatter#spreadawareness#beaware
I wrote this poem to be a constant reminder to myself to be aware of others and the pain that can be a constant part of life. The holidays are one of the hardest times for people who are lonely or discouraged. This is just an encouragement to be the hug, the smile, the prayer, the giver of hope that people need. #beaware#givelove#ps3418#poem#poetry#needy
I read about the dangers of the contraceptive pills many times in my life, as a matter of fact one my best friends died of breast cancer. She was on this pill since she was a teenager, her dermatologist put her on the pill for her severe acne, then her GP prescribed it for birth control purposes later on in her life. I am lucky, I only took it for 2 months in my whole life, it gave me severe migraines and I put on weight without even eating any junk food. I thought that the pill was poisoning my system and I went back to see my specialist, who was trying to change the brand of the pill, when I put my foot down and I said I will be in charge of my own body and what I will put into it. So before any contraceptive pills enthusiasts decide to throw tomatoes my way, please do your own research, I have done mine and I know what I am talking about, each to their own. If you decide to take it and taking it that’s your decision. There are many other more effective ways of birth control methods, which do not harm your bodies ladies.
A Moment Of Reflection🌸
Thoughts Are So Quick and Moments Precious. 🌟
Remember To Slow Down. Someone Once Asked Me, “ Why I Was Always In A Hurry?”. 🤔 ⭐️
It’s Taken Me Some Time To Appreciate This Question. Learn From It. ⭐️
I Had To Learn To Shift. Live In The Moment. Appreciate Today. ⭐️
What About You? Are You Missing Moments? Always In A Hurry In Life?
WOMEN’S SAFETY!!! I want to share this story with all of you what happened to me yesterday. Being it’s around the Holidays...even more reason for safety caution. Pulled out of a parking space in a CVS lot. Plenty of room on both sides. Drove to a street to get on the freeway. There was a car behind me honking, waving and turning their lights on and off. Thinking that they were trying to help me and that something was wrong with my car...I pulled over to the right side next to the curb. A guy gets out and I roll down my window. (partially)
He then tells me “you swiped my car pulling out of the parking lot”. I knew I couldn’t have because I would have felt something. And there was plenty of space on both sides of my car when I pulled out. I told him “that’s impossible...I would have felt something, even small and I didn’t”. He then asked me to get out of my car so he could show me the scratch on my car and his. I fortunately didn’t believe him. I knew he was lying. I had an appt and was in a hurry. I told him that. He then said “I’m calling the police and reporting this as a hit and run”. I must admit admit I was shocked and scared. I almost then was going to get out of my car to look. Instead I said...I’ll give you my number and you give me yours and we can settle this. He still INSISTED I get out and look. I took off and called my insurance agent. He said for safety reasons..he would file this just in case this man takes action. But he also said it sounded like a scam/fraud. And if I HAD gotten out of my car...this man had 3 motives. 1. To have me go to a bank and pay him what he asked in order for this not to go on my record. 2. He would push me aside and take off with my car and probably has an an accomplice with him to drive his car. And of course my purse was in the car. 3. Have me walk around to look at my car and then he grabs my purse and drives off in his car. Any of these would have been devastating. My insurance man warned me to NEVER get out of my car unless it’s an actual accident. And I have read that this happens to women in parking lots. And to always take the time and check out your surroundings. #safetyfirst#beaware
Learning where you stand politically is important when understanding policy in your community as well as how it affects you. Your awareness on political issues determines how you can benefit no matter what direction the political leadership goes but you have to start somewhere and we feel this could be a great exercise in finding where to start. Just because we differ politically, doesn't mean we can't have genuine discussions and learn about one another.
The X axis is is where you are on economic issues and the Y axis is where you are on social issues. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Socially, the three of us are very similar but economically, we're different and it's great to see this! Check out this site, take the test, and post your results. Tag us too and let's start a dialogue! It only takes a few minutes!
It’s World Diabetes Day. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on the 17th of August, 2014 @ 8yrs old. Mum and Dad thought I had growing pains because I kept telling them I felt sore. I couldn’t get enough to drink, lost my appetite, mum thinks I lost about 10kilos, and I just wanted to sleep all the time which Mum & Dad said was strange cause I always woke up early. If I hadn’t have gone to the hospital when I did we were told I would’ve gone into a coma and the outcome could’ve been very different. I was really really sick. I spent the next 5 days in hospital with Mum & Dad learning how to prick my finger and get my BGL, how to do insulin injections, carb counting, calculate the amount of insulin I should have.... there was so much for me to learn. I have done my injections since my second day home from hospital. I now do all my site changes for my insulin pump, and I get help from my parents to change my CGM sensors. I have days where my levels are horrible and days where they are perfect. We have to plan for everything even if everything doesn’t happen. I have to carry supplies with me no matter where I go. Mum and Dad tell me that they are proud of me for how I handle everything. Some days can be really hard. But I know I have the support of so many people looking out for me and I want to show the world that I can still do everything that any other kid my age can do. I love playing golf and was back out playing on the weekend. We lost our match by 1 point. It just felt the best to back out playing since I broke my arm. You can see my pump in the photos on my shorts - that is my pancreas and it does the important job of delivering my insulin and keeps me alive. #type1diabetes#worlddiabetesday#type1golfer#type1boysarestronger#beaware#type1wontstopme @butcha42 @aimz17
I get "blurts" in my head all the time.
You know that voice that pops up in your head and creates self doubt?
The voice that tells you cant do something or tells you you're never going to be good enough?!
Well I say screw that, I CAN and WILL!
Sure, the blurts are hard to ignore but truth be told they can be shut out.
It takes time and practice but there is a way.
When ever you start hearing the negative self-talk, take a deep breath and reply to that blurt in a positive way.
Be aware of them and thank them for popping up.
Write down the negative blurt and then re-write it in a positive way
Instead of allowing it to say you cant do something, turn that shit around and say you CAN.
Repeat the sentace in your head or write it out till the blurt is gone. 🙌
Doing this can be the difference between following through on your goals or not, it's for you to decide💗🙏 #ppa#followthrough#leadership#guidence#blurts#goaway#mentor#leader#positivethinking#entrepreneur#greatminds#beaware#babysteps#goals#workshops#toronto#gta5 @thepositivepeople
As a parent every time I receive a phone call from the school I am always expecting it to be allergy related. Today that was the exact phone call I had gotten about Cailey. Within the last several weeks she has come in contact with multiple people who have had peanut related food/snacks at school. Thankfully she didn't have a reaction all those times before but today about two hours after being exposed she started to experience anaphylaxic symptoms. I am so proud of her for alerting her teacher like she did when she began to not feel well. So glad there was no hesitation from the staff to administer her Epi bir most importantly so thankful for God's protection he has over my family. Thank you for the ones that have said a prayer for her today! She is doing good just needs lots of rest!!!!
Who survived trauma that I can't even imagine.
Who wonders why, every day, he survived and everyone else in his convoy was blown up by an #ied or shot dead by enemy snipers if they survived the explosion.
#nightmares every night... touching the dead... wanting to go there but not allowed.
I waited a few days to post about Veterans day because I know and have worked with many veterans of several wars.
While we honor our veterans on Veterans Day and weekend, these soldiers live with a life that has been destroyed. Once they entered a war experience their psyches have been torn asunder.
This veteran asked me to please do what I could to stop the one a day suicide incidents occuring with our veterans.
PLEASE... remember our veterans! Care for our Veterans! They may "look" like they did when they left (or not) but I assure you, they are not.
They have been shattered. Please SEE them and take time to be gentle, loving, and as compassionate as possible.
Our Veterans need us every day of their lives. 💜
And we wonder why our children and young adults are addicted to drugs. This shit needs to stop, popping Xanax for fun is not fun..it’s not a game it’s playing Russian roulette. You think you’re fine until one day a family members receives a call that their child is dead from overdosing on drugs, it’s when your friends wake up and realize they can’t talk to their best friend anymore it’s when you can’t ever talk to your sibling for the rest of your life, you can’t take back overdosing and dying but you can take back your life from addiction. #beaware#drugsarebad#drugsarekillingyou
The importance of being aware of what you're putting into your body! 🧠. 🚨 ALARM BELLS 🚨. "1 in 5 substances of tested supplement products contained a substance that is prohibited in sport or not included in the ingredients list" "Illegal substances" in products being sold and purchased that actually require a prescription to purchase eg. Melatonin 😱. ⚠️ Always read the product labels.
⚠️ Always do your research as often you can find reviews on products and whether they are genuine etc
⚠️ Better to be safe than sorry. If you are unsure, don't take it. Find an alternative
⚠️ Avoid supplements unless you actually require it for a nutritional deficiency etc
⚠️ Consult with an Accredited Health professional before making any decisions.
⚠️ Don't be fooled by the fancy descriptions, Insta-sellers and the sponsored advertisements 📸Source: @sportrition_
The more you know.. 🙌🏼
Donate to the NAACP, The Salvation Army, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The American Indian College Fund, American Wildlife Foundation, Asian Foundation, Child Find and Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. All good charities.
Food has become a minefield! Unless of course you practice #MindfulEating . There is a shift though and lots of people are becoming aware of what is and what is not the right path to take to be nourished correctly. Mindful Eating is all about teaching us to listen to what our body is telling us. We hear hunger, satiation, satisfaction. We then become aware of who in our body, heart and mind is in need of replenishment and re-nourishment. Mindful Eating is the only way to get it right and be secure in the knowledge that you are eating to live. #eatingtolive#mindfulness#beaware#eatyourveggies#healthylife#healthyfood
#throwbacktuesday to when my sister was in London 👯♀️👭🤸🏻♂️ and we were yoga-ing together! That was nearly a month ago now! 🙀 Time is flying by... its my birthday in exactly one week! And then the year is nearly over... 😳
For me time has really gone by so quickly since this summer.. september and october really flew by, and november is also halfway gone! It’s kind of shocking when we take a pause from our busy lives for a moment and think about this.. how time is passing by.. I sometimes feel like i’m not fully appreciating the present moment and i’m not really “here” in the now. I’m kind of always looking ahead, thinking of what’s next, looking at the future etc. This can lead to, dare I say, disappointment, because you’re always looking for something more that’s yet to come; or it can lead to regret, because you’ve spent your yesterday planning for today, which perhaps didn’t go as planned and you also missed enjoying your yesterday.. I’m not sure where I’m going with this and I definitely don’t want to sound negative, because I’m actually quite happy in my life! It’s just me thinking out-loud, or rather “in caption”, about the passage of time and how we should, in my opinion, all try to appreciate time more and focus more on the present moment, hour, or day. Because before we know it, it’ll be gone! This way we can live a mindful life where time is not something that we’re unaware of, but it’s something we’re consciously appreciating and squeezing every “life drop” out of! 🌟❤️💫 .
Side not are you f***ing kidding me?!?! Y'all know that facial recognition means your devices camera can be turned on at any time not only that but it can be recorded. It's one thing to buy an iPhone X and let yourself get all that kinda violation but to put your child in that line of fire so to speak is just irresponsible in my opinion. I remember when catalogues came out when I was a kid and darn it all if I didn't love every toy in them and guess how many electronics and cameras were in them? Flipping ZERO and I LOVEDDDDD it. #canwegoback#wtfishappening#beaware
◾️Where does the all suffering or happiness comes from? 80% of our suffering is self-created, which meaning the capability of our imagination has become our incapabilities. We should truly turn inward and seek the happiness from within, not from the outside.