The M Word With the Legend Cos Amazing write up in the @prohairmag magazine on how having a mentor, choosing a mentor and being a mentor can be so influence to us and young up and comming hairdresser. Great read!! 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 @toniandguylondonacademy @toniandguyworld #professionalhairdresser#theMword#toniandguylegend @cossakkas
| This is me | Here I am in all my post sobbing glory, after a particularly shitty day following my appointment with the consultant for our test results. More on those in another post. Why have I decided to show my face? Possibly in the context of the new @tommys_thebabycharity campaign #TogetherForChange , but also because I don't want to hide any more. I'm not afraid to talk about miscarriage inside or outside of this community. Miscarriage has, is and will always effect me. I thought today, what would I do if I did get pregnant, actually had a baby I wouldn't want to 'come out' then. This is me and my story now. I'm not ashamed of who I am or my experience. I am a Mum and for that I know I am beyond blessed but I shouldn't feel guilty, or hide behind these squares for fear of judgement. Which I must add, I have never experienced. Before you panic I won't be plastering my mug all across your feed! But today I wanted to stand up and be counted. I have had a miscarriage. I've had 3. One after the other. I believe loss is loss however and whenever you experience it. I want to support others and be supported. So this is me. Hello! I'm here for you 💛 #TogetherForChange . #letstalkaboutmiscarriage#themword#1in4#recurrentmiscarriage#pregnancyloss#miscarriageawareness#secondaryinfertility#inittogether#letslookaftereachother#itsbeenanemotionalday
Make More out of Monday’s 💪🏼 Make it a week that counts.
This is my last week before I start my 10 week teaching practical at a special needs school near me, and I’m looking forward to starting 👏🏼It’s going to be a busy time, so this week requires lots of focus and preparation 🤹🏽♀️ Are you tackling something big this week? Let me know ☺️ A friend of mine’s father used to say “hoe beter jy beplan,hoe beter kan jy afwyk” which basically means,that if you plan your stuff well and stay on top of things,the more leeway you can give yourself in the process.
Does this make sense? Do you agree? 🤔
Keep calm. Keep breathing. Stay blessed🙏🏼 #monday#themword#planstuff#bebrave#takethebullbythehorns#breathe#yogagirl#lilasmindfulmoments
Who said you can’t have McDonalds every once in a while & stay fit!? LIES! Enjoy yourself!! I enjoyed every single last calorie that my plain Big Mac with extra cheese, Large Coke & Large Fry consisted of. Already wanting another one. 💔 #theMword#fighttheurge4seconds
ALSO, do not try this at home. Driving with my knee to get that bite and drink in.
A day of firsts for this lil' fam. My first celebration of "M" day (still getting used to the idea of the "M" word and have been refusing to speak it about myself). Kyrie's first frisbee golf outing and her first ice cream! We wore her (and James) out and the day is only half over! #fraseradventures#themword#thekyriepup#thebabybump
And happy mother's day to my awesome mom-in-law, my mom, and my grandmas! So many wonderful ladies in my life setting Godly examples! Thanks for all that you have done for me and James and making us who we are today!
Finally found one of my 3 missing pair of Apple earbuds after nearly 3 weeks & also the missing piece to my last, now pair of, contact(s) 😁😍 I rarely misplace things, but when I do, it’s only stuff I need, & they are usually gone forever lol
“I left the doctor’s office somewhat bewildered, somewhat dying on the inside. Who am I kidding, I was dying on the outside too. I was dying from eyes, hot tears trailing acidic paths down my cheeks. I was dying from shame, my neck and ears throbbing from a fire red blush, a mark glowing for all to see. I was dying in the way my shoulders sagged and the way I couldn’t look up as I passed the receptionist and turned towards the exit, the ever-glorious door into the hall and down the stairs to my escape.” New post up on The M Word ladies and gents, a work of creative non-fiction for your enjoyment. Check it out and read on dearies 🖤🐊 #themword#blog#writer#aspiringwriter#creativenonfiction#stories#letsgetweird#lovetoread#meformeghan#mformeghan#readondearies
Tray’s Lounge on getting older....
I am just getting to an age where I need to start thinking about maintenance on the Tray’s Lounge mothership because when you get past half way you start to get scared, stop being so rock ‘n’ roll and start look after yourself a bit more...
So this is yesterdays 2018 health report
The good news...
* I have the body and a heart of a woman 5 years younger than me. That one’s for you Hughes @surfaceretouch
* The liver is still top of it’s game, after 25 years in fashion...Hoorah! There is a Prosecco God
* I am at a much lower risk than a woman of my age of getting diabetes and heart disease because I live on a Fashion girls diet of Avos and oily fish
The bad news...
* I am shrinking! I have lost an inch and us girls all know that is an issue! 😳
* I am going slightly deaf... wtf! I repeat! WHAT THE F*CK?......
* I am Peri menopausal... 😳One minute puberty then blink and game over!
My body is getting a little bit love-worn but my mind doesn’t believe it! I am so bloody lucky to have always lived in a healthy shell. I have always been secretly proud of my strength both mentality and physically, but I am not going to lie, I feel bit cheated by old age, even saying the M word feels like it is coming out of someone else’s mouth.... still on the bright side I am happier and more comfortable in my own skin than I have ever been, even if it is a bit saggy and baggy around the edges!
Tray’ Lounge Top fashion tip- Classic nautical is back for the 25th time in my career and that’s fab cos everybody loves a sailor, right?! #trayleslay#shesinfashion#sexysailor#menopause#themword
From my introduction to #TheMWord : Conversations About Motherhood, the anthology I edited that came out in 2014 with essays by some of Canada's best writers. There are so many ways to be a woman, so many ways to be a mother (or not). I still think the nonfiction anthology is a revolutionary act, and this one's 20% off over at @goose_lane's website.
In the throes of funemployment and existential crises, @hasanminhaj offered inspiring and practical wisdom to making things happen (even if they make the aunties and uncles exclaim “tauba!”) Go to the place where your industry is. Immerse yourself in your peers, mentors, competition. Take every opportunity, but also create leverage for yourself. As you rise in the ranks, don’t be an asshole. Share the wealth and build a network of good will. Double down on what you’re good at and things will work themselves out.
PC credit to the restless and relentless @stinglikeali