10 years difference. 👵🏻
16-26 years old.
From completing my GCSE's to completing my Second BSc Degree.
Have the same loyal friends and fortunately picked up a good few more along the way.
Lost some incredible people over this time but I know they are always with me. ❤️ Got a job. Quit my job. And went for a complete career change. From books to babies.
Currently delivered 31 babies.
...THERE'S A TWINKLE IN MY EYE...& the reason is...i'm a woman of a certain age ( not ashamed of the number, but I see no need to label it).. AND... I am definitely #livingmybestlife ..no looking back..no regrets! Everything I hav experienced in life has bought me to where I am today..Life is good! LiveLoveStyle😎
* faux leather, studded moto vest
* black turtleneck - my winter staple ( I hav a few😉) WHY B ORDINARY WHEN U CAN THRIFT EXTRAORDINARY!
Just cruisin’ around on the flats boat looking for big white spots lol caught a BUNCH on the 6” @bigdawgbaits dawg bone in Green Pumpkin! Nothing huge, but it’s fun when they are fired up on each bed!! The @fitzgeraldfishing 7’3 Med Heavy is a fun rod to poke around with!
Jesse’s Journey is lucky to have the support of families who are brave enough to share their stories because they know it’s the only way we can hope to inspire understanding and support from the broader community.
An unsolicited source of inspiration and advocacy, Rebekah – the 21-year-old sister of David Kember – is no exception. Rebekah is sharing her journey with you because, right now, you have the unique opportunity to take advantage of gift matching.
#Voutsas was rushed to the Attikon #hospital on Friday, February 7, and admitted to the Cardiology Unit with #symptoms of a lung infection and heart and breathing difficulties. He died 19 days later.
His daughter, Theodora Voutsas, announcing his #death posted a touching #photo with her dad on the hospital bed, taken a few days before he died. She said “goodbye” to her #father , a man who has been generously spread #laughter and #joy to Greek #audiences for decades with three words: “ #Love • #Deep • #Great .” “Kostas Voutsas embarked on the #greatjourney , along with the laughter and joy he generously shared with so many generations of #Greeks . His #optimism and pure-hearted #smile will always accompany us. Warm condolences to his family,” Prime Minister @kyriakos_ Mitsotakis posted on #Twitter .
In a message on Twitter, Health Minister @vkikilias expressed his #grief over the death of the #popular actor, describing him as an “eternal teenager who spread laughter and love until the end.” “He will always live in our hearts through his #unforgettable performances that left a mark on #Greekcinema ,” he said.
@ari_papargyropoulos who #starred alongside Voutsas at one of his #famous movies “Roda, tsanta kai kopana” told Greek Reporter: “I was #fortunate enough to have worked with Voutsas on my very first film. Despite him being this #legendary actor, it felt as if he was our friend. His energy was that of a young man’s and he would always make everyone around him laugh. Really humble person. By the time I had a scene with him, I had zero stress or anxiety left, cause he had this way of making the actors, new or experienced, feel really comfortable sharing the screen with him. A big part of classic Greek Cinema died with him.”
14 4848 hours ago
I remember having lots of opinions on my rich relatives and how they lived their private lives. I thought it was cool to talk about them in such an ugly way without first walking in their shoes.
Well life’s turned somewhat around and I imagine how bad I had hurt innocent people behind their backs.
When everyone else is down below, you must look like their target to stand so tall above them. It’s only natural to watch your back from this position because you’re going to be hit on regardless.
Whether we practice our #asanas on four legs or two, we can all benefit from a tasty medley of superfoods, fresh veggies, and grounding grains after a major day of shining our brightest light. For a fortifying dish that will fill your whole family with supreme bliss, look no further than this vegan, organic #recipe for Krishna Rice. You (and your pups) will feel totally activated by the rich textures and vibrant colors of this consciously crafted dish:
2 Cups Cooked Basmati Rice
1 Small Diced Sweet Potato*
1 Cup Chopped Curly Kale*
½ Cup Sliced Red Bell Pepper*
½ Cup Sliced Purple Cabbage*
½ Cup Sliced Cucumber*
½ Cup Sliced Zucchini*
1 TBSP Raw Pumpkin Seeds
1 TBSP Raw Hemp Seeds
Sprinkle of Bluegreen Algea
Coconut Oil to Taste
(*available organic at @rawfresno)
Wash well and prep all produce. Lightly toss cooked basmati rice and raw kale in coconut oil for easy mixing. Steam diced sweet potato for 10 minutes; leave all other veggies raw. Lovingly combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl, sprinkling bluegreen algea to create blue color in rice. Lightly toss until evenly combined. Place small spoonfuls of #Krishna Rice into your (and your pooch's) bowl, #snuggle up, and #ascend together!
While serving up this healthy treat to your best pups, #meditate as a group on how #fortunate we are to have access to #fresh , clean #food , and our beloved friends and family. May we all show gratitude for this beautiful life, Yogis and Yoginis. ♡
2 2211 hours ago
Late photo show of the feast in Lunar New Year Eve with my childhood sweetheart.(After one month, hehe.😂).
Almost every dish has its fortunate meaning.
For example, the dumpling looks like the ancient ingot. We eat it to wish us to be rich.
(Well, it's too much, I'm not going to write down all of them, lol)
Now, let me introduce that dishes we had:
First of all, Crispy dumplings,
Of course we have dumplings, this is the essential element of the new year eve.
Radish rice cake,
Steam fish with bird lime tree fruit,
Broccoli flower stem,
Unrivaled chicken soup, etc.
And, the meatballs from the stuffing of the dumplings.(Because the first pan of the dumpling was charred, I peeled the wrapper. Hence, those are the stuffings, lol.)
That's all dishes for two persons.
We felt we became piggies after those, lol.
My younger days were a little confusing being quite sensitive to surroundings seemed nothing but a road to anxiety, however over the years I have refined my own energy and have come to the understanding that having an intimate grasp on what people are feeling can be quite an advantage whether it be a sure way to connect with others, or even occasionally assisting some open minded individuals to a path of healing.
It took shit loads of counselling for me to accept what the gene pool described in the genome strands that fill my body; a diagnosis of hypothyroidism (Hashimotos) in my late thirties shook me to the core; I no longer had the metabolism to lose weight by not eating. My body stores fat instead of burning it.
It took years of struggling with the ghosts of bulimia to accept myself in my physical form. The love of a good man, awesomely kind and loving children, an excellent therapist and a creative life have endorsed my natural resilience. A quest to reduce the hypocrisy of my behaviour also motivated behavioural change; a teenage daughter is an effective motivator for a woman who thinks she is 'not enough'. I didn't want her to make the same mistakes I did, I wanted her to love herself, because that's what successful parenting is all about, confident guidance to embrace self-love~
What I've learnt is that moderation, adventure, creativity, nature, knowledge, embracing change and maintaining healthy relationships is the key to overcoming self-loathing and the self judgement of "not being enough"! The diversion of obsessive behaviour into more productive projects and the birth of a granddaughter means that paper thin is not my priority now, love and acceptance is!
I hope you embrace acceptance too, the fated strands of family genetics and hereditary physiques can be a burden, but it’s not worth the self-loathing of it’s bitter pill.
When I was young, being thin was the most important thing in my life, it consumed me, it was an obsession and I pushed my body to its limits trying to disassociate myself from my genetic inheritance and, I hurt myself. I starved, I purged when I got weak (I could never forgive myself for being weak, when strength is what I craved), I would push my body to extremes to overcome my own distaste at who I was. . What hurt the most though, was the family commentary that if I wasn't the elephant in the room, I was certainly the hippo! Following rapid weight loss, they’d call me "Annie", short for anorexia. It was impetus, it was obsession; it was unhealthy!
This sweet lady drove over an hour to have me do her brows! She LOVES them ❤️. She’s looking forward to having that extra 10 minutes everyday for more fun things than drawing on her brows to cover her old tattooing. defeyeningbrows.com for info.
Happy Mardi Gras! Who else is celebrating today? 💜👑
2 2925 February, 2020
I love these two.
So much (even when my daughter gives me this look right here). 🤣
You know what they say, just wait, it gets easier.
Well, it actually does.
It meaning #momlife .
I feel the older my children are, so many aspects in life have become easier.
For instance, one large area that has become extremely easier:
Traveling & Vacations.
Packing: I just inform Stella what to pack, how many of this and that, what items for her airplane back pack and she’s done.
Now Andrew, he’s still on the basics like how many pairs of underpants he has to pack, but I’ll take it.
Flying: my children are content, occupied, and I can actually read a book, watch a movie, or just chill and listen to music.
Vacations: luckily I’ve been blessed to be able to experience the luxury of trips, traveling, vacations.
Actually, I should say all of us are blessed in this department.
And it’s glorious, because with the ease of the traveling, our vacations have become SO much more enjoyable for all of us & so much more relaxing for myself and my husband. 🙌🙌
Airports: My children have become used to the parking garages, the walking in the freezing cold in flip flops into the terminal. The waiting, the boarding, getting their little luggage onto the plane, and herding in like cows into our seats.
Life is good. Life is really good.
And, when I stop, think, and look back through previous vacation pictures it’s then that I truly acknowledge & understand how blessed I am.
Sibling rivalry. .
My family has a Whatsapp group entitled Sibling Rivalry. But to be honest myself and the brothers that named me Mini Miss never had much rivalry between us. Even now. We have all chosen three very different paths to follow (admittedly mine has had a few more twist, turns and big fat potholes than theirs) and so thankfully there’s no obvious rivalry to be had. .
In fact this picture (another that my Dad has come across whilst doing the big loft clear out) pretty much sums up how I remember my childhood with my two big brothers. Are they ‘supporting’ me through the water? Dragging me? Encouraging? Hmm. Not sure. Think it was more a ‘Min, come on we’re doing this and you have no choice in the matter’. Obviously Dad wasn’t too worried and was more concerned about getting the perfect shot from the other side of the lake. I knew they’d always have my back. And I knew even after the mother of all arguments over our weekly Sunday Sweets allowance or choice of video to watch (Slipper and the Rose or football highlights?) that deep, DEEP down they would always be there to support/drag/encourage me through to the other side. Which is pretty cool right?
Note I had a bit of an affection for dungarees even back then!
17 11522 February, 2020
About to get REAL here!...💯
(Long post but you may learn something🤷🏽♀️)
On Sunday night (after coming back to Waterdown from TO) during a snow storm, I accidentally locked my keys in my Jeep while getting gas. I couldn’t believe it— I was soo upset and frustrated. I was tired and hungry as well— “Worst day ever” I thought to myself— I more or less felt like crying.
Thankfully I was able to reach Kevin, my fiancé, to see if he could bring me my spare Jeep key from home. The roads were absolutely terrible so he said he would bring them but may take a while (30-40mins)
In the mean time I was waiting inside the gas station, absolutely miserable. I just wanted to be at home and getting organized for a new week. So naturally, I called my mom to vent about the situation (lol 😂 poor her). She was very thoughtful and comforting as she always is. I immediately felt better after talking to her.
When I hung up, I realized I needed to “get a grip”. I had this moment of clarity and told myself to stop feeling sorry for myself— that there are a lot worse things in life. I completely changed my MINDSET.
In that moment I thought about all the blessings in my life. I thought about how fortunate and lucky I am to,
Have a Mom that I CAN call and talk to because she’s still here,
Have a loving lifetime partner that will always show up for me,
Having the privilege of owning a vehicle, etc.
👉🏼So my point is, it’s so easy to get caught up in some of the more negative things going on in your life. And it’s even easier to forget about all of the amazing things you DO have going on—All of these blessings that we sometimes take for granted.
It’s ok to have a “bad day” every now and then but please don’t forget a simple SHIFT IN YOUR MINDSET can change this completely.
Dr. Taryn ❤️🙏🏼
PS: @kevinbrownell.dc came to the rescue and I DID get back into my Jeep 😂😀