Originally posted on Broken Light: A Photography Collective: Please welcome first-time contributor M, a 20-year-old student from Finland who has been suffering from various mental health challenges over the past eight years. She has been diagnosed with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, fear of social…
With the wedding season just around the corner, I thought I would post “a little something” that was given to my husband and I by my father-in-law around the time of our wedding day. It is a precious puritan prayer that has become my personal prayer for our marriage:
“Oh, God of love, you have established marriage for the welfare and happiness of mankind. Yours was the plan and only with You can we work it out with joy. You have said that “It is not good for man to be alone, I will make a helpmate for him.” Now our joys are doubled since the happiness of one is the happiness of the other. Our burdens are now halved, when we share them, we divide the load.
Dear Father, we would ask that you would bless GROOM NAME. Bless him as a provider of nourishment and raiment and…
This feline absolutely adores her person. Me. ❤ She’s not the cuddly type at all. However, she wants me around and she wants to supervise 24/7. Our bond is extremely special. Cats do not have to choose you. They can be extremely independent creatures. So, in my experience, earning their trust and love is something to be cherished.
Roses are my favorite flower. Mom keeps them in the yard. I do my best to capture them as they bloom. Here’s a gorgeous example from a couple weeks ago.
Tomorrow begins my first day of responsibilities since my major job search began. My outlook is quite bright on stepping back into the college classroom as an instructor. I’m excited to dive back into geographic facts, theory, and discussion.
These opportunities should also enable my return to a gym. I’m so ready for that day to come. I miss lifting weights and having the “gym environment.” The transition may be a struggle; when is it not? I miss my iron-fueled zen…along with the associated health benefits.
Emails from Grey2K come in two forms: those heartbreaking ones detailing cases of greyhound abuse, neglect and cruelty and those like today, announcing victories. Today Grey2K is spreading the good news that Colorado has become the latest state to ban greyhound racing.
Yesterday morning, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed Grey2K’s bill to prohibit greyhound racing, making Colorado the39th state in which the cruelty of dog racing is illegal!
Adversity. That is what I have gone through since before the beginning of August. So much growth in such a small span of time.
What helped keep me going? Outside of my friends and family, it was an ideal. A simple, yet very powerful concept: Flag Nor Fail
They happen to be a company; one that I will continue to support. I discovered them not too long after the founder’s wife (IFBB Pro Dana Linn Bailey) turned pro in Women’s Physique (a women’s bodybuilding division). I’ll be honest with everyone here, I wanted to start my own company founded on similar ideals. It was not to be.
Initially, their clothing simply meant hardcore training to me. Then, as life took its twists and turns, I discovered the more profound definitions.
In August 2012, my health took a dive with a complicated gall bladder removal. I spent the next seven weeks struggling to simply function. After that, I had minor procedures every 3 months until this month! – HOLD STRONG
In January, I made my luck by finding and “landing” my dream job that I currently LOVE. – CREATE YOUR WORTH.
Most recently dealing with loss of a very special and influential friendship that turned toxic and detrimental. – WEATHER YOUR STORM
Now, I’m living my life with new people supporting me, following my goals and dreams, loving my work, and loving in general. – WORK IS IN MY BLOOD, ALL DAY & ALL NIGHT
Rob, Dana, and the rest of the FNF team, your existence has made a difference in my life – in the gym and in my every day life. You are almost family to me in many ways. Keep on working and working HARD!
With the 4th just around the corner, it’s time to get your Betty Ross on! Carhartt Women’s Tomboy Hooded Vest is perfect for sporting your American pride. All you need is scrap fabric, paint, and thread. Stitch up a storm and you have your outfit for Independence Day. Whatever your holiday activities may be, this is a great outfit. It’s ideal for fishing, boating, bbq-ing, etc… My favorite thing about this vest is the media port to deal with those headphone wires easily.
I was watching an interview with Hugh Jackman yesterday on the airplane…and he said something that struck a chord with me. He said…and totally paraphrasing here…”Until you embrace the chance of completely utterly falling on your face, I mean…really looking bad…then you will never be able to truly live. Because you spend all your time trying to look good instead of really taking a chance.”
It’s not the first time I have heard this and I am sure that it won’t be the last. However, it has been a while since I have had those words spoken to me. A great deal of people spend their life avoiding looking bad or always trying to look good. I can honestly tell you that for the past 6 months, I have forgotten about the benefits of giving up those two concepts and opening myself up to living life versus directing its sexiness…