Who’s with me? I never dreamed I could be location independent while pursuing my passion in the health and wellness industry. Being able to take care of every aspect of me while working towards my dreams is well....#adreamcometrue Jumping in with both feet may feel risky at first but then you let out that big sigh.....and you know it’s right 💖. Looking for a way to move forward? To become more than a stale 9 to 5? I’m taking numbers and am looking for dreamers, achievers and go getters! #hitmeup
This post is two-fold.
First, I'd like to thank my friends, family, and co-workers for their patience with me. I've been struggling a lot with my depression and anxiety lately, and I know that bad mood can be contagious or taken personally. It's not you, it's me. Thank you for being awesome.
Second, I wanted to share a resource I recently found through Instagram. It is a guide to supporting someone who has depression and it is very well done. Check out @theblurtfoundation website for the guide. For those of you who suffer and just want to be understood, I hope this is a helpful tool for you and your loved ones.
My hope is that by sharing about my personal struggle, I can help dissolve the stigma on mental illness and increase awareness. I also want my fellow depressed/anxious friends to know they are not alone ❤
This girl right here ❤️💙👩❤️👩 Both of my sisters are, and always have been, my rocks and my best friends. But this one, she knows everything about everything in my life and she loves me despite it all. Never once judging, only love and support through it all. No matter what my baby sister might be going through, she has always been here for me. I just don’t know how I would be where I am without this beautiful, goofy, smart assy, loving girl! If you don’t have a sister like mine, I’m very sorry.
"LEAN ON ME": i must admit, i am an overall pretty positive/happy person & i rarely cry. I am so content in my own world that when i am around others, that's when stuff comes up to the surface. As much as i love being alone, i know it's necessary for me to be among others so i can become a better person. Yesterday i cried. My tears came down first from a lovely virtual comment of appreciation from my niece @_gabriellelaflamme who i miss dearly...😟😟😟 Soon after, i reflected on my day & the visit from my soul sistar @cedar_rising_ , our conversation about being a woman in these times, the self-reflection, work & improvement done on ourselves...😢😢😢 And then, i just realized that i can't remember when a man actually told me, with his voice & eyes that i was beautiful...that was it 😭😭😭 it opened the gate!
I have amazing women around me who reminds me of that beauty, but it's honnestly not the same.
I am so grateful for @50ftqueeni to have shown me myself with her photography, for @yyyashyyy to always shake my blues when they come around, for @alchemicalnight for reflecting to me my true potential, for @wild.soul.juju for being so raw, real & awesome, for @backhousem to stop in her steps & always offering such warmth in her hugs, for @_gabriellelaflamme to give me an extra reason to be better & of course to my mother @paulig60 to have brought me to this life, offering her unconditional love & believes in me always!
Time to invite more self care into my life, opening the door to shine light onto the dusty corners & to simply allow myself to feel what i feel. OMG! "Silent all these years" by @toriamos who just came on the radio right now!! She got me through so much with her music! 💞💞💞
▪Photo credit: Georgi Silckerodt @50ftqueeni www.silckerodt.com
Our family has had the privilege to do ministry at Whittlesea city corps this past 6 months or so, it has been great meeting new people, catching up with old friends and just being able to journey with others. Didn’t get many photos but these were forwarded to me so thought I’d share. We may not always realise the impact we have on others just by being present, I know that there are many that have impacted my life just by being around and being available and I have been told the same in return. I need to continue to approach everyday as a day of influence on those around me but also myself, we do not know everyone’s circumstances so we do not know exactly what they need but in my experience just being available to someone has never had a negative impact on them. The lady in these photos is one of those people always available and always eager to help. So thank you. Much grace. #grace#faith#love#leanonme
What does exercise mean to you and why do you do it?
I use to see exercise as a real pain in the neck...a chore that I would sigh at when I had to do it because I was “too tired” or “too busy” for it. It hurt doing it and I didn’t enjoy it so I made every excuse under the sun to avoid it!
I did a talk today at a board meeting about the importance and benefits of exercise and healthy eating for me post cancer. I spoke of how when I went into remission I had no energy or motivation to do anything but lie in bed for months! I was depressed, tired, angry and had no idea how to snap out of it!
When I started exercising I became more energetic, more clear in the head and I became happy!! Exercising isn’t a chore..it’s a lifestyle..a way of longevity and creating quality of life! After every session I did, big or small, I would smile with pride!
Health and fitness isn’t just about getting ripped abs and a big butt...health and fitness is about LIFE!
-left photo is me making my return to exercise by participating in a boxing course
-right photo is me today feeling on top of the world after giving my speech in front of a new crowd of people all wanting to support the cancer community just as I do
Reality has set in about Aretha Franklin
I'm going to miss celebrating with her
Christmas was very special to her 🌲
She always celebrated friends & family
So grateful to have been extended family
If she hired you she paid you regardless
Nothing but fun and a good ole party
People don't Know how funny she was
In public she was very serious #Queen
Behind closed doors laughter & Love
Photo Credit: Ron Richardson 🔥
I miss my Queen Aretha 😓
Love from the real Melba Moore 💞
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Man this interview was at 2am 🐓 lol but definitely one of the better interviews I’ve had thus far, mostly because of the unexpected questions 👀😏. Thank you for sharing your platform with meee @djsmallzeyes ! Make sure you guys check it out #magic#leanonme 🌸
Let’s add some colour to this IG feed! An Ezekiel tortilla loaded with veggies, some chicken, low-fat mozzarella and balsamic drizzle is the perfect afternoon snack with all the feels of living in the Mediterranean! 🗺💚