As I prepare to pack this car up today and get on the road to drop off my youngest to her first year of college, I’m grateful for our last spontaneous #JustHerGetAway we embarked on last weekend. At the beginning of this year, together we started watching some episodes of Secrets of the Zoo, the Columbus Zoo/The Wilds edition. Like times past, I know she enjoys seeing education she’s into on the screen, come to Life. So we talked about actually visiting in person and though we’ve had a Whirlwind of a Spring and Summer, we Finally made the trip happen. I’m grateful to have been able to get in one last trip w/ her before she Officially becomes a College student. Of course, we had a blast. #FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her….Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
Happy Sunday🌟For those who may have missed the Coffee Talk, “The Tea on Unschooling” during the 2021 Black Family Homeschool Educators and Scholars Virtual Teach-In, the replay is NOW available. Enjoy…Here’s to our Family’s Freedom 💕#ForeverUnschooled
“What we crave, is the numbing of the thing that we don’t want to feel”. From the Netflix movie “To The Bone”. I watched that movie a while ago and that line was so powerful, I made sure to write it down.Today…is one of those days I want to numb All Of The Things….every last One of the things…so..many..Stressful parts of my reality here on this place called Earth…I’ve been taking a lot of deep breaths as I’ve contemplated..just one bite of SOFAS full (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar full) “food”…just one drink…just one sniff..just one pill..just one smoke..Today is one of those days I had to remind myself…out loud…of my “Why”…Why I’m Actively choosing..one day at a time, one stressful situation/moment at a time…to partake in this thing I call Crutch Free Living…These two, who are now 25 and 18, are a Large part of my “Why”…I remind myself how important it is for me to keep pushing so I can continue to Live out my purpose…And, at least for today, these reminders are working…As a Refined Food Addict and Overeater in Recovery, and general “Crutch User and Abuser” in Recovery, I remind myself all that matters is…right now..Right now, I’m breathing through this…With all the uplifting posts I make, and Smiling pics I post, I think it’s important to highlight, those are just Some days, not every day…I go through, like anyone else…Here’s to our health and our Divine Self-Care #EatingForMyL1fe Refrain from any sort of dismissive and or religious comments, and/or advice…I’m under the Care of competent health professionals.
“I’d be starving if I ate all the lies they fed.” India.Arie “Get it Together” July is #BIPOCMentalHealthAwarenessMonth. As an Afrikan woman diagnosed w/ Mental Illnesses (PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Bi-Polar Disorder), I’m grateful that, in spite of All of the various types of dismissive comments I’ve heard, directed towards me when I’ve transparently shared this info, w/ the help of Intentional Supreme Self-Care, psychiatric care, a Phenomenal therapist, eating SOFAS Free (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar Free) Whole Food Plant Exclusive, and Amazingly Supportive Friends and Family, I’ve been managing to move forward Anyway….and work to tune out the comments of those….mis-informed…We Are Not Alone…I Love You, We got this and Here’s to our health, Divine Self-Care and our Family’s Freedom For those in need of crisis counseling, NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) is a Great resource…and Free.
I’m SO EXCITED!! And I just can’t HIDE it!! I can FINALLY share that I and my story, have been Featured in the Brand New Summer 2021 Forks Over Knives Magazine (pages 14 and 15), found at newsstands in the US and Canada, and available all over the world, online, NOW!!😍😍 Limited Autographed copies available here: Https://form.jotform.com/211682454539158/I appreciate those who continue to support me, we got this💕 For more info on all I offer: Https://eatingformyl1fe.wordpress.com/sober-eating-a-support-tool-kit/ Here’s to our health and our Family’s Freedom💕 #eatingformyl1fe #refinedfoodaddictinrecovery #crutchfreeliving #sofasfreeliving #wegotthis #journeyofhealth #leafygreensforfirstmeal #veggiesforfirstmeal #hydrate #foreverunschooled
One of the things I treasure most from my girls’ childhoods: Our conversations…Learning how to Actually hear what they’re saying and understand that they don’t always want a solution or advice, has been an ongoing process for me….Sometimes, they just…want….to….be…..heard…..to know that someone they care about….cares about what’s on their mind….without there needing to be anymore to it….It’s been worth Learning how…to support them in this way..#FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
Sometimes, an Unschooler transitioning to college can look like this…if this is what They choose for themselves..she wanted to participate in a graduation w/ others vs us throwing our own graduation…or not..so she got online and found one to participate in..and here we are..#FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her…Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled
We’d be honored if you join us for Gigi’s Live-streamed graduation Sat., 6/12 @ 1:45pm at www.Heav.org Gifts are warmly accepted and greatly appreciated: Cashapp: $ginadabrat Paypal: paypal.me/justhergetaway “See” you there
As a Refined Food Addict and Overeater in Recovery, and an Afrikan woman diagnosed w/ several mental illnesses (PTSD, Anxiety, Bi-polar Disorder and Depression), I’m grateful something like Mental Health Awareness Month exists (May)…The first pic is from over 20 yrs ago…I was nearing 250lbs on a 5’6 frame, unhappy, battling Refined Food Addiction, Overeating and symptoms of the above Diagnoses…The 2nd pic is from this year…Now eating SOFAS Free (Salt Oil Flour Alcohol Sugar Free) Whole Food Plant Exclusive since the beginning of last year, Successfully dropping the last 64lbs necessary in less than 8 months (without an exercise routine involved), Sustainably keeping it off for over 9 months, and receiving therapy, gratefully, I’m alot happier, have heaps more energy and Prioritize my Self-Care, which all assists me with being a better me and more present parent…It’s important I remind myself, No matter how much it may feel like it, I.Am.Not.Alone….and I refuse to stay quiet due to others being uncomfortable around these topics because I want others to know, You.Are.Not.Alone…We got this and I Love You..Here’s to our health, Divine Self-Care and our Family’s Freedom For free assistance, crisis counseling and more, Go to NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) online (www.nami.org) or call them: 800-950-6264 M-F 10am-8pm EST or text “NAMI” to 741741 Anytime, for Crisis counseling Refrain from any kind of opinions or religious advice on this post, I’m under the competent care of health professionals. #mentalhealthawarenessmonth#foreverunschooled
Even after being on this Unschooling journey for over 10 years, I’m consistently reminded I still have Sooo much work to do surrounding conditioning, programming, still so much Deschooling to do…recently gifted my youngest an early graduation present of her first car and I’ve been finding so much conditioning popping up within me that I have to work through for the betterment of our relationship..So, I continue to take a lot of deep breaths, be Super gentle w/ myself, Prioritize my Self-Care and encourage myself to pause before speaking/acting and Actually think through the consequences of my words/actions on her self-esteem and confidence…though there are days when this work is not easy, I’m grateful to discover…our family deserves this Effort and it’s beyond Worth it…#FreeAfrikanTeenGoddess sure looks good on her..Here’s to our Family’s Freedom#ForeverUnschooled