The hope is to encourage and enlighten women who unknowingly fall back into the comfort and safety of isolation:
We as independent, know how to get the job done, I got this women have been so conditioned to "doing it alone" sometimes forget that WE ARE NOT ALONE!
As much as we'd like to believe or have convinced ourselves that we are - WE need to at times be reminded that there are those that do not judge, do not disappoint, do not blame and have our best interest at heart who are willing to give us a hug, a good talking to or a listening ear if we only remember to ask!
Your true friends will recognize a pattern in your behaviors and help you correct it before you lose your voice.
That's a sisterhood of spoken love!
Last night I watched #NappilyEverAfter and was touched that the scene of the Survivor's meeting was included. It is a reminder that hair loss is not always a choice. For some, it's a consequence.
As young girls, we were told that our hair is our crown of glory. What we were not taught was what to do or how to handle it when our crown has been taken away. The natural inner beauty that we possess is most often times overshadowed by the availability of aesthetic (visual) beauty.
Learning to accept your beauty in ANY FORM is a choice you choose to make. It is about self-awareness! You have the ability to be defined by the level of confidence you have in YOURSELF! So, whether your hair is natural or chemically enhanced, weave or wig, hot combed or flat ironed - WEAR IT WELL! and OWN IT!
I started losing my hair at age 32. I didn't know why and I was too ashamed to ask medical professionals to help me figure it out, so I covered it up! I was diagnosed with Lupus at age 33 and came to find out that hair loss is a symptom of the disease, which is made worse by the side-effects of the medications used to treat the disease.
My learning to live healthy included learning to accept that I had to mentally (and physically) RE-ADJUST MY CROWN!
#InvisibleNoMore #Learning2LiveHealthy #HealedPeopleHelpPeople #SharedExperiences #LupusSurvivor
"It is after midnight and my body is on FIYA!
More often then not, this is my every day (and night) life. There is not a day or night that I am not "putting out fires".
And no matter how much water I use to douse the flames, in the form of medication and meditation, they never seem to fully die down."
I am a survivor of a mysterious disease called Lupus!
Lupus is a disease where the body's immune system attacks itself instead of virus and bacteria and other germs. These attacks cause inflammation, chronic pain and often times organ damage.
If you or someone you know suffers with Lupus - Support and Understanding are available! and if you need assistance in locating your local agency or support group or you would like to start a group in your area, contact us at: email@example.com and we will help you in any way we can.
We will be Invisible No More!
When you embark on the path of your own healing, there are a few realizations that will shock you at first, but you will soon come to reason with. Don't shy away from your revelation. It will help you find your TRUTH.
You seek validation often forgetting that YOU are ENOUGH!
You seek love because you give it so freely, why shouldn't it be given in return
You seek approval not understanding that you have set yourself up to fear a false failure – the belief that unless all you seek happens, you have failed.
You seek success not realizing that you have yielded your power to negativity and other unqualified folk’s perception of you.
Your life is just that - YOUR LIFE! Learn to live it on your terms. Validate yourself by loving you first and seeking the approval of your own conscious and watch how quickly success comes to you based on your perception of you - Mistakes and ALL!
Be Grateful for YOURSELF!
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Not here to counsel you, not claiming to know all the answers, not trying to change your mind, not trying to direct your path. Here to listen, here to share, here to let you know that a Sista cares.