After leaving the abuse there were many times throughout my healing process I didn’t think I’d make it. But day by day my self esteem began to grow stronger and I began to believe in myself again.
Throughout your transformation journey you will regain your inner confidence with every success you have.
Give yourself a high five ✋ You deserve it!
Please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or go to thehotline.org.
I know that many of you have already started school or are getting ready to begin the year, I just wanted to give you ALL a friendly reminder to take care of yourself. You are important and you are worthy of putting yourself first. You owe it to yourself, your family and your students to take care of you. If you become burnt out, you won't be able to provide the best for your family and your students.
I learned this lesson too late. For my first 5 years of teaching, I always put my students and their needs first. I would work 12 hour days, sometimes longer. I'd work late into the night and always be available to answer any parent questions or concerns at all times of the day. I would beat myself up over rude parent emails or remarks. I rarely did anything for myself on weekends. I'd spend all day and night planning lessons, grading papers, creating new centers or games for the kids. I was tired and burnt out. I would come home crying from frustration, exhaustion and not feeling appreciated. My passion for teaching was fading.
Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get a break when I most needed it. I was offered a non-classroom teaching position. My passion has been reignited and I'm itching to get back into the classroom. I made a vow to myself when I took this position that I would be an advocate for teachers and be there to support them. I feel for you and know how hard each and everyone of you work. You are on the front lines making a difference in the lives of these kids. You are molding our future generation. For that, I thank you. Please know that you are appreciated and all your efforts do not go unrecognized.
HAPPY SATURDAY: be careful not to push God out of your life. He is the one who YOU can count on more than anything, He is the one who is always listening, He is the one who sees & knows what you’re doing no matter what, and He is the one who will always be honest with you, no matter what. so don’t try to push Him out. He has magic powers- not us. so stop trying, He is bigger, greater, stronger, and wiser than we all are. so stop trying to push Him out. instead, let Him help you & let Him guide you in the direction you need to be heading in !! 🌟💛☀️⭐️💫 #dailymotivation#youareloved#youmatter#youareworthit#dontgiveup#thinkpositivewords#lookonthebrightside
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A place where you belong!
Looking forward to time well spent tomorrow where @pastordramos has a Next Level Living word for you. Go for More at CityReach Queens Church 13-21 College Point Boulevard, College Point, New York 11356
#welcomehome #aplacetobelong#youmatter #familymatters
Whether you lost your baby at 6 weeks.
Whether you lost your baby at 12 weeks.
Whether you lost your baby at 16 weeks.
Whether you lost your baby at 20 weeks.
Whether it is your first loss.
Whether it is your second loss.
Whether it is your third loss.
Whether is is your fourth loss.
Whether you have not had a child.
Whether you already have a child.
Whether you have two children.
Whether you have three children or more.
Whether you lost your baby in your teens.
Whether you lost your baby in your twenties.
Whether you lost your baby in your thirties.
Whether you lost your baby in your forties.
Whether you lost your baby through ivf.
Whether you lost your baby through unplanned pregnancy.
Whether you lost your baby through planned pregnancy.
Whether you lost your baby through surrogacy. -
Your pregnancy loss matters.
Your grief matters.
Your tears matter.
Yvette mystakas-she is sacred
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Hold on, don’t be afraid to reach out. I get it, we are the one who are supposed to be strong, we are the ones that people go to when they have a problem. Well....we also need those that we can go to, you have not been forgotten, #YOUMATTER
It’s just as important to feed your mind as it is to feed your body.
I try to start a new read every month. 📚 •
Your lives mattered. Thank you for your service.
#repost • @breaking_barriers_united Hold on, don’t be afraid to reach out. I get it, we are the one who are supposed to be strong, we are the ones that people go to when they have a problem. Well....we also need those that we can go to, you have not been forgotten, #YOUMATTER
Your well-being should be first and foremost. If you are not taken care of, how do you expect to take care of someone else?
Are you a mom?
Are you a grandparent?
Are you a caregiver?
Are you helping out a friend?
We all have something in common. We give and give, but oftentimes neglect ourselves.
I challenge you to make YOURSELF a priority! Fill up your cup before you fill others.
Summer is coming to an end, this means time is running out to double your giving. This summer, when you donate to When I Grow Up, your donation is matched by a friend of When I Grow Up. Visit our profile to make this happen, to join the growing movement to eradicate extreme poverty. Come along and be part of the story. #youmatter
For those who don’t know, we have a FB and IG account for our foundation. It has a new [email protected]_for_ash. We mostly post uplifting messages and posts. (If you see something you think needs to be shared, share it with us and we will post it💛). Soon we will be adding something pretty special, so follow us! 💐. -
@breaking_barriers_united: Hold on, don’t be afraid to reach out. I get it, we are the one who are supposed to be strong, we are the ones that people go to when they have a problem. Well....we also need those that we can go to, you have not been forgotten, #YOUMATTER
You should be proud of the woman you see in the mirror! For many years, I wasn’t. Taking my health back has completely changed how I feel about myself. I am confident. I am happy. I have energy. I truly love who I am. So yep, you’re damn straight I’m gonna take those selfies and pics and put it out there. I worked hard and I still do every day and I am PROUD! No more hiding who I am!
I invested in my health. I have put in the work. This journey isn’t easy. Lord knows if it was, everyone would do it. However, investing in my health is something I will never regret!
With the passion I have discovered, I am completely focused on helping more women get started on their own journeys. It makes me smile every single day when I see my ladies out there crushin life. I want to see you do that too!! Shoot me a message with a simple “I’m ready” or drop it in the comments and I will get back to ya! If not now, when???❤️💪🏻💥
You don’t have to work all the time 💛 🎨 art by @ChibirdArt 🎨 If you're in crisis, remember we're here 24/7 to support you at: 866.488.7386 👆🏾text, chat & TrevorSpace available too- link in bio👆🏿👆🏼📲 🌟
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It's OK to take time to care for yourself 💗 🎨 art by @traitspourtraits 🎨 If you need help, know that we're here to support you 24/7 at: 866.488.7386 👆🏾text, chat & TrevorSpace available too- link in bio👆🏿👆🏼📲🌟
#youmatter #lgbtqia #lgbtq #trans #transgender #queer #agender #nonbinary #genderqueer #genderfluid #gender #pansexual #ace #aro #asexual #selflove #mentalhealth #youarevalid #selfcare #loveislove #lovewins #kind #kindness #bekind #youarenotalone #fridaymood#fridayfeeling