If we're sticking to technicalities, @its.grandy gave birth to @campowerment. Joan’s the mother/grandmother to the two running the Campowerment show, and she’s become the “Grandy” of the entire community. Grandy’s been a journaling professor and special education consultant for decades; and now she lends Campowerment her saintly patience as our camper satisfaction lead. Grandy calls every single woman who comes to our camp retreats to welcome them to the community. (For real!) 💕
This is P-Nut Butter, one of our Sanctuary horses here at Long Shadows. At the time this photo was taken (in October) she was blind in her left eye, and since then needed to have it surgically removed (ouch). Recently she has been having trouble with her nutrient absorption and a thickening of the intestinal wall. She’s a pricey old gal, but we’ll keep her as long as she wants to stay. Consider donating to P-Nut’s care, because we all need somebody to lean on.
1 153 hours ago
A passionate and enthusiastic choir leader is needed for this choir for people affected by cancer due to our present director relocating with her job. Rehearsals are held weekly on a Thursday evening in the Baptist church on Sandon road , Stafford, from 7pm till 9 pm, where we sing a variety of songs of different genres, including pop, show, old classics, gospel and carols at Christmas.
Our choir was set up to provide an opportunity for all people affected by cancer to sing together and have fun, to support one another and share experiences, to reduce anxiety, social isolation and promote mental well being, whilst enjoying the health benefits that can be gained from singing together in a choir.
Members don’t have to be able to read music or have a great singing voice, and there are no auditions to join as we welcome all new comers- the more the merrier.
The post comes with a negotiable fee dependent on experience. For further details and to apply please contact our secretary Sue Rhodes on 07811344063 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org#help#choir#leanonme#charity#singing#singingcover#macmillancancersupport#cancersupport#cancersupportcommunity
0 24 hours ago
Sister! Can we talk?
If anyone is gonna tell you like it is, it’s me!
Too bold? Yep!
Too blunt? Yep!
Do I like to F Bomb 💣more than the average Chic...HELL YEAH!
So I’m going to do what I do best, and tell you like it is!
And yes I may be channeling @msrachelhollis but she’s lighting a fire in me that needs to burn.
So here we go!
Put Yourself first!
Take the time to build yourself up! Believe me, you’re worth it.
You’re not selfish!
You deserve the BEST!
Don’t be afraid of what others will think! Period. .
Most of the shadows in this life are caused by us standing in our own sunshine. ⠀
Are you giving yourself credit for all you do? ⠀
It’s so easy to focus on the negative 👎🏻 ⠀
All those things you can’t do, can’t achieve, put off... it’s so easy to see them. It’s easy to get down because they are staring us in the face. ⠀
Honey, do you see the little things? Are you noticing the success you are making little by little, day by day and week by week?⠀
I have a client who has been struggling as of late with her own thoughts on her progress. She felt stuck. It’s not what I was seeing, but it’s exactly what she had convinced herself... until I reminded her of exactly how far she has come. Within the last year she has made tremendous leaps and bounds in her physical success. Her habits and thoughts have changed for the better. Most importantly, emotionally there has been a complete changeover. She’s currently in a transition period and needed that reminder and it was something I was happy to provide. ⠀
Now, not all of you have a “Ginny” to help remind you, but you have yourself, your bff, your significant other, and maybe even your kids or mom and dad. They are there watching you and your changes. If you feel stuck in your own shadow, lean on them. Let them see how you are shining bright. ⠀
Who do you currently lean on for support in your journey? Tag them to give some thanks and 💕 ⠀
SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON 🎶 LEAN ON ME
Labour can be an incredibly moving and emotional experience filled with love and gratitude and sheer awe. It can be fun and exciting and peaceful. It is both mentally and physically demanding and a woman needs to relax both her mind and body while maintaining her strength and concentration throughout what can feel like a marathon. Sharing the experience of bringing your baby into the world can be for many an incredibly important thing to experience together and something that will become a defining moment in each of your lives.
It’s also worth saying, that if you and your partner decide to include a doula, that it doesn’t mean you as the father can’t be there too. Often when a doula is present, the father and the doula can play different, but equally important supportive roles. The intimacy and love that your partner can give you during labour is so important. This is what boosts the hormone oxytocin which will help your contractions to become more effective and each one bringing baby closer to you. It's the circle of love ⭕💕 It sounds obvious, but one of the most helpful things you can do as a partner is to believe in her ability to give birth. During labour you’ll see her mind and body go to a place its never been before. It’s bound to feel disorientating for you both, but the experience is going to be unique and will stay with you forever.
In lots of ways labour is like a marathon. It’s physically, psychologically and emotionally draining and like every marathon runner – she’ll require some cheering from the side-lines to help keep her focused and positive. Offer liquids and nourishment between contractions at the same time give her vocal encouragement and praise. This will go a very long way in making her feel like she’s got this – and you’re right there behind her.
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Hey, how are you doing? 😊
I said I would go through why I chose Slimming World as my support structure, so here goes; two really important points first though.
1. I am NOT being paid in any way to write any of this. On this journey, if I find something I like and I tell you about it, it’s not an ad, it’s just my opinion that it’s worth a try. If I am ever approached to try something, I will only recommend it if I genuinely believe it’s good, plus I will make it SUPER clear. That’s my promise to you from the start, because that’s not my motivation.
2. I am trying SW for the reasons I will (eventually!) go into but you may be doing things differently and if that’s working for you, then fabulous. There’s no right and wrong way to do this, I just want to help you make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
So anyway, when I finally decided that I am DEFINITELY going to make this happen now, I thought about what my pitfalls have been in the past and one of them was that I really hate being hungry. It makes me resentful, grumpy and generally not nice to be around! 😡
One of the things that attracted me about SW is that there are quite a lot of foods you can just eat whenever you’re hungry - and not only lettuce, but pasta, rice, lean meat and eggs. Which basically means that this was my breakfast this morning - a handful of mushrooms fried in a one-cal spray, then three beaten eggs with some salt and LOTS of black pepper plus some chopped up ham slices to make an omelette. I then threw a handful of baby spinach leaves in before folding it over - pretty cool for a breakfast that doesn’t break any rules! 🍳🍖🥬
On Slimming World this is all what they call ‘free’ (I.e. unlimited) food but I’m pretty sure the recipe would be equally on plan if you were watching carbs or calories. It was also REALLY filling, so no being hangry before lunch!! 😂 Happy Thursday, let’s smash it today! 👊🏼👊🏼💥
WHO'S GOING TO HAVE MY BACK?!
I HAVE YOUR BACK! 💪 .
Do you need a 🔥 lit under your ass?
Come join me on committing to 💯 workouts. 20-30 minutes a day. Who doesn't have that time for themselves? 🤷🏼♀️
We'll motivate eachother, lean on eachother, kick eachother in the 🍑 when we're being lazy and celebrate 🎉 each and every workout together!
July 29th is workout one. Let's get you signed up and ready.
2 517 July, 2019
The rain can't stop me from finding the joys in life. NOW, but not always.
I used to laugh A LOT. I'd often get the 'mad laughs' at the most inappropriate times (think silent library and cackling kinesiology student). 😂🙊
In fact, I used to love laughing so much that I got the word LAUGH tattooed on my foot. True story. 🦶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Then something changed. Life got heavy. Sleep deprivation got real. Stress weighed me down. I laughed a lot less and developed this vertical line between my eye brows that my husband (then boyfriend) swore on his life was a scar (that's how deep it was).
I couldn't see the light, and I certainly couldn't find any joy. I never thought I'd be in that dark place, but I was and I found my way out, but it wasn't without a lot of help and a lot of self-care.
Most of us will experience darkness at some point in our life, if not many times. It can be scary, lonely and all-consuming. At times like these, we often need support to get out. It's OK to not be OK. It's OK to need help.
My mom always said "This, too, shall pass". I am starting to believe it more as I age, but with the caveat that "it might feel like a kidney stone or a freight train or an eternity, but it will eventually pass".
Be kind to yourself.
Ask for help.
You WILL feel joy and laugh again.
30 years later, the vocal group from the bathroom scene in "Lean On Me" reunite at East Side High!
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204 5,1607 May, 2019
Happy Birthday Bill Withers!
Bill Withers - Lean On Me (1973)