MANDALA OF HEARTS - a design full of love by our founder, @stacierae_a.r.t - the next NIPPLEBACKS style to be released!! It will be out before Christmas, and is created to be subtle enough to almost resemble a nipple from a distance but fancy enough to be pure art!! Preorder announcement coming soon!!! www.NIPPLEBACKS.com
Our Honored Hero Paige MCCoy stopped by the new @burlingtonstyle store on Parker Road here in CO to share her story and thank them for the amazing work they do raising funds for LLS!! This is a new store here in CO and it’s BEAUTIFUL! If you’re out and about doing holiday shopping, be sure to pop into your local Burlington and don’t forget to make a donation to LLS when you’re checking out!! #strongertogether#burlingtoncoatfactory#burligton#leukemiaandlymphomasociety#shopforacause
I am itching to go back to be with them but a small part of me is fearful after two trips I had 2 and 3 years ago when I returned back home both times with news about Cancer. Yup I’m human. God understands and is helping me through this. Soon soon I will be with them again.
Someone pinch me! I must be dreaming because I can’t believe my CBD line is finally available!😊
I wanted to make my line a little different when it comes to flavors so I’d like to introduce my Spearmint tincture (for those who don’t like fruity flavors, I got you 👌🏻), my absolute favorite Mango tincture, and my gummies are all the tropical flavors you love!🌴
I made sure only the best and healthiest ingredients went into my products and I wanted to make sure that my products would be the best that you could get your hands on😊
CBD has changed my life forever and still helps me every single day. I hope that my line can make a difference in your life, like it has in mine.
Click the link on my bio or watch my story to check it out🦋
You can also get my line in ALL 50 STATES & we ship WORLD WIDE😍
Ps. Gummy flavors are : Blue Raspberry, Mango, Dragonfruit, Peach, and Strawberry. What is your favorite tropical flavor out of the gummies? I’m tied between Mango and Dragon Fruit🤤 -
Whooo hoooo I think I’m back :) I skipped out on some fun last night to rest up for the weekend of Christmas fairs and more and celebrating what I did not even know I was worried about - all #cancer survivors know that when they take something out of you, they send it to #pathology and my ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterine lining were alll sent to be tested though I had been told they “looked good” - last night my pathology was posted to my portal (thanks #sloan for the portal) and my parts were all #unremarkable and I let out a deep breathe I didn’t even know I was holding #scanziety#lifeaftercancer#youngbreastcancer
When you match your plate to your breakfast. 🤷🏻♀️
On a side note, I cannot believe I’ve waited so long to try avocado toast! I was just always hesitant about what I THOUGHT it would taste like.
I mixed together avocado, some lime juice, and red pepper flakes then sprinkled a little seasoned salt and pepper on top.
Spoiler alert! It was DELICIOUS! Much lighter than I anticipated. If you haven’t tried it yet, live on the edge and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
Did you know that being there for a friend with a life-threatening diagnosis can help them better cope with their illness? 😱 Research has shown that when young adults receive support responsive to their needs, they experience less stress, anxiety, depression and ultimately respond better to treatment. Even if you aren’t sure what to say to your friend, just choosing to b-there and show your support will mean so much. Be a good friend. Be present. 💛
Yay for the weekend!!! I may officially be obsessed with OTK boots and drape coats for fall! I love pairing old and new pieces together for a fun “new to me” look. What is your favorite piece that stands the test of time? ⠀
My boots are new but the vest, pants and coat are a few years old. I’m linking the OTK boots and other similar coats/tops/vests in case you want to check them out. ⠀
Hope you an amazing day! ⠀
Shop with a screenshot in the @liketoknowit app or use the link http://liketk.it/2ygWZ @liketoknow.it ⠀
Support all those strong women and girls who are fighting breast cancer with this inspirational breast cancer awareness sweatshirt and appreciate those who took over it by there believe and hope
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Hair loss - what does it feel like? Health insurance - how much more do you pay when you go on holiday? Benefits - what can I apply for? The characters you meet in the hospital waiting room - what were their stories? Having a wobble - what brings your wobble on?⠀
These are just a few things we spoke about during Thursday nights support group. Can you relate to any of these? Swipe to read out notes & doodles from the session.⠀
Our last support group of the year will be held on 13/December, would you like to join us? Please click link in bio to reserve your free space.
According to color-meanings.com, the color turquoise has a sweet feminine feel. It recharges our spirits during periods of mental stress and fatigue, and removes the feeling of loneliness. It’s a good color to have around because it helps us think clearly and gives power to our voice.
A night of giggles and extra dirty martinis 🖤 with my gorgeous @cassandraconstance 🖤 I have felt a physical relief from going to that private GP appointment this week, and LETTING GO of the weight on my shoulders. It was as much mental therapy as it was physical. Best 💰💰 I’ve dropped in a long time. I would totally recommend doing this to anyone worried and stressed about health issues and feeling unheard. Our mental health is just as important as our physical health, yet sometimes we struggle realising their equal worth. The two are so intrinsically connected - where one goes, the other follows. Now my focus is relaxing, having fun, and lots of laughing! (Ps: this is me holding back a snort laugh, not sneezing).
➕Dear Diary. Identity and Being Your Own Muse.
So I’ve been exploring the massive narrative around cancer and identity. It has been a topic for years and a topic I’m really interested in at the moment mainly because I’m hoping to do a whole documentary about it. Tap into filmmaking and what I was trained to do years ago. I’m sure you’ll start seeing and hearing more about this, maybe even start seeing someone else pinch documenting the idea because in theory the internet is a very small place and well....people run out of ideas. Being able to be ‘you’ after a diagnosis is a tough one. I think for me it started when the hair fell out. When I gained the official cancer ‘badge’. It changed everything.
Some people are still struggling with their identity many years later whilst others are not. Some have positive outcomes and are able to break free from the labels this diagnosis once brought whilst others are still in the midst of it. The shift of what you look like, the role you play in work or home life, or the way you now see the world ...changes. Whatever the case maybe whether you are your own muse or not I want to hear your thoughts. So please comment below.
When these pictures were taken I felt like I was at vintage vogue Warhol style Art party, but when the earrings and the makeup came off..I became well ...you know ...➕
Earrings by @rebornjewellery . .
A few weeks ago I went to the 1st Annual All Survivors Day for people who have survived clergy abuse and all kinds of sexual assaults. It was sobering to be at the Cathedral downtown Los Angeles where people were going in to pray, and here we were a group that turned out to be 20 persons with signs and words regarding experiences & healing from abuse. It was heartbreaking & heartwarming at the same time. I took pictures of the bells and building and came home reflecting on the afternoon and recalling my own experience of molestation as a child and all the times over the years when I didn’t feel safe, my body didn’t feel safe and the continual journey I traverse along with many on a daily basis. Here is one of my pieces “Finding the Way” that came from the bells. We all have choices from the scars we encounter in life. What path are you taking? Is your path full of joy and reconciliation? Are your scars visible yet demonstrate the strength of character and vision you now have? So “Finding your Way” is an opportunity to reflect and see the beauty beyond the scars. #intherawbeyondthescars#survivors#allsurvivorsday#digitalart#breastcancerawareness#strongblackwoman#lifeaftercancer#lymphedema#selfexpression#fulldisclosure#art#artist#digitalartist#metoo#healing#healingart#vision#scars#mastectomy#doublemastectomy#n2theraw @sacred_garden_designs @reporterhollywood @iamfashionlaine @danash1611 @digitalfusion_la @rosariodawson @janetgunngratefulgardenia @akkleini @mckenzie_olsenn @princemariomax @colinegglesfield
“Affirmations in New Thought and New Age terminology refer primarily to the practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment—fostering a belief that "a positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything."
and it’s 💯💯💯💯💯 true !
Did you know that if you have something in your life that makes it considerably better, happier, purpose filled, life changing [you get it] that if you were to keep it to yourself it would actually be pretty darn selfish of you. .
Think about it this way... you go to a new restuarant and it flipping lights up your night it is so amazing and so you go rave about it to every single person who will listen...and even those who dont seem to care. You know you've done it!!
Well the same is true for me and this community I'm in love with. It has brought me so much happiness and purpose and fulfillment it would straight up be selfish if I didn't share the magic every chance I got!!
SO there you have it!!! This is me being selfless and raving to you about how amazing my team is!! If you're missing SOMETHING in your life try it out...see how it might be life changing for you too!! Let me know if your ready!! You get pretty awesome swag too ;)
I know these tests don’t reveal everything but it’s worth taking a look anyway. The graph shows when I was first testing my thyroid function after radiation treatment was over.
Then, I was on the medication and trying to get the dosing right.
The last two points show 2017 and yesterday’s results being identical.
In June 2017, I started using food as medicine following the healing advice of Anthony William @medicalmedium and I went off the thyroid meds. The best result is not one found in charts and graphs, but the way I feel.
I’ve come a long way.
The brain fog, fatigue, neuropathy, extreme sensitivity to cold, & other symptoms of thyroiditis and side effects of chemo and radiation have mostly gone away.
It’s so worth it.
The adjustments I’ve made don’t feel like a burden at all. Yet, the peace of mind, along with the feeling of well-being have been so incredibly worth it.
My doc said to me yesterday, “If the test results show you in the abnormal range, you will get a call from us telling you to please get back on the meds.” No call yesterday. No call today.
Nothing to worry about.
This whole food plant-based gal can just keep doing her thing... getting to the root of the problem, healing and not just masking symptoms.
Celery juice can do that? Fruits can do that?! Potatoes can do that?! Proper hydration can do that?!
Whole food nutrition supplements can do that?! Faith can do that?! 🤔
Yes!!!!!!! I believe in you all. Those of you that are healing, don’t stop. Keep believing and keep taking daily action to achieve your dreams!
Any questions? How can I help you?
This month is filled with so many memories. One moment I was celebrating the end of chemo and the next I was being whisked off to start radiation treatments two weeks later.
I got my first tattoos, my first dose of radiation, my first visits with the special therapy dogs. And saw the last of my eyebrows, my eyelashes, and my hair fall out.
I spent time between appointments visiting my cousin in hospice and cried on the radiation table when I found out she lost her battle with pancreatic cancer, wondering why she was gone and not me.
My skin began to change from tan to pink to red. And I felt the fatigue continue to mount, struggling each day to get out of bed and start all over again.
But then my hair started sprouting back and I felt that glimmer of hope. That reminder I was almost done. I am strong. I can do this.
For anyone struggling today, no matter how hard this moment may be, keep pushing forward. You are stronger than you know. You are amazing. And you're almost there❤
This picture was taken 3 years ago this week🙀... I had just finished my third round of chemo and shaved off my hair. I might look happy but I was feeling raw and emotional exhausted. I am sooooo thankful for my community who loving supported me through out my treatment! Life is short my friends take the time today and thank somebody who has been a major supporter in your life💕. #greatfulfriday#breastcancersurvivor#lifeaftercancer
Holy. Sh*t. All day today I’ve felt off. Like something wasn’t quite right. My emotions were at the top, my anxiety spilling out of me, my frustration just ready to go
Dates connected with cancer stick in my mind harder than birthdays and holidays. I can almost break down some of them to the minute. They’re in my dreams and in my nightmares
But today I simply didn’t remember. A privilege that I feel guilty to have. I didn’t remember that two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Two. Years. Ago. Even though I live with the fallout daily, I’m almost in awe that I didn’t count this one down. I worked, I ran errands, I made lists and chatted with friends.
Perhaps that’s a milestone. I thought about putting up a picture of the day I was diagnosed. But instead I’ll just put a picture of me 5 minutes ago. Confused. Completely. That I simply just didn’t remember. Sometimes that’s all the day is, a confusing one
Diagnosi-versaries are weird beasts. Weird, weird beasts.
A lil #flashbackfriday to wig dayz. If you think it’s freaky being bald and having to wear a wig, try being your dog and not knowing what tf is going on or who your mother is. Shout out to Justin for being such a good sport? 💀🤦🏻♀️🐶 #fuckcancerfriday
Hey everyone ❤️ so the past couple of weeks my headaches have got worse (probably because my botox injections are due and that I’m having done tomorrow to settle my migraines) so whenever my pains bad, I go out more to take my mind off the pain. Today I felt the effects of everything with a vertigo attack. I had to cancel work, took some meds and went straight to bed to lie down/sleep for a few hours which has settled things, thank goodness. Sometimes it’s not until you stop that you realise you’re doing too much. So I’ve really got to focus on pacing ❤️
Yep, that's two extremes of ME, both unhealthy!😣You know that I am serious about health, but I wasn't always. I was overweight 5'1'' 175 LBS. I ate fast/junk food everyday. I didn't eat vegetables, and if I ate fruit, I needed sugar with it🤦♀️. I would go to Del Taco and order 5-6 tacos and chili cheese fries almost everyday for lunch, and wash it down with a soda, and finish it off with some cookies and a Snickers and an additional drink. I was addicted to food, and was always thinking about what I would eat next. 👉 Then there's the 107 lbs and brain cancer me.
I tried to look strong, but I was super weak. I was taking so many meds, I couldn't eat, or keep food down. I was anorexic, the most uncomfortable that I had ever been in my body, and I had been overweight the majority of my life. I lost about 10 more lbs after this pic, and would have died if I hadn't discovered cannabis oil. (RSO, not CBD oil) 👉@canna_consultant
175 - 107 LBS... Health isn't measured by the number on the scale. It's a combination of everything. Mental, physical, and spiritual. Love yourself, and be mindful of what you are putting in your bodies. Get help if you need it. Treat your body right. You only get one!!! I fully understand the struggles of both trying to lose weight, and trying to gain weight, in sickness, and in health... 💪 You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to get better! Nobody said it was going to be easy, but you got this!!! We got this!!! ✊ Follow my page @melanawellness for health tips, recipes, workouts, and more!!! I love you guys. ❤ .