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‘I’ve never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that’. Pippi Longstocking, children’s character. 🍂 I love this so much...it reminds us it’s about perspective, and also that children pretty often gave boundless confidence that they can do anything. 🍂 If we can adopt this mantra, anything’s possible. ❤️

SoundCloud in description SOS-XXXTENTACION R.I.P fame is never worth your life. Even if you don’t look for trouble it may come find you. Be humble, stay cognizant of your surrounds and reach from a distance because humans are flawed in every way possible there’s message and lesson in this I hope you caught it -SOS #R.I.PXXXTENTACION #TOOYOUNG #LEAVEALEGACY #TELLYOURTRUTH #13reasonswhy #thirdeye

H E L L O ! 👋 I am Jean-e, it has been awhile since I’ve done an introduction and there’s some new faces here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That’s Phoebe, my Corgi mix. Her goal in life is to catch a squirrel and she enjoys going to dog parks to play with humans. 🐕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was born and raised in a small coastal town in Northern California that sits peacefully among the ocean and the Redwoods.🌲 The wind blew me to Seattle in the middle of my quarter life crisis (you laugh, but...) and although I miss my family, this is Home now too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I met my husband in 2013, the old fashioned way, on the internet. 🤣 He was in the Army at the time and I was nannying. We fell in love hard and fast and have been the best of friends ever since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2016 was a life altering year. We got married ( twice! We eloped with our parents and had the big party later), bought our first home and became parents. We aren’t the people that look like parents from the outside looking in. Our daughter, Adeline, was *still* born after what the doctors think was following a stroke in utero. 👼🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We have since decided we wanted more children which has not been easy, in any aspect. After a year of nothing we reached out for help. Another year has passed with lots of medications, testing, blood draws, headaches and tears. We’ve experienced a miscarriage, two failed IUI’s and one cancelled. We are absolutely exhausted yet so hopeful that we will eventually have another chance at parenthood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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You likely found this account because you’ve experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss, or you have or are experiencing infertility. You might (but I hope not) be like me where you are navigating both of these worlds. Whatever brought you here, I hope you find the community and connections you’re looking for. I have, and have made some lifelong and life changing connections. You are not alone. You are not defined by these trials. You are a freaking warrior, and my inbox is always open. ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am not quiet about our journey, and encourage you not to be either. You have NOTHING to be ashamed of. You are not broken. You are beautiful. 💕

Stay tuned for the link to listen in on this extremely vulnerable but therapeutic interview about fatherhood. We discussed the importance of having a father in the household. Sophia Antoine did an amazing job making me feel comfortable while pushing me to be courageous at the same time.

Thinking about a brand awareness film through mine and @beckyruiphoto Magnetic Visibility - The High Vibration Film & Photography Shoot, here is what my client Johns film did for his business. Testimonial from my dear client John McMillan. “My brand  awareness film  gets potential clients across the line 90% of the time. If you are wanting to share yourself with the world, visit with Vanessa.  She WILL light the way forward”. John McMillan @generallawnsandlandscapes

My (Emma) turn to share a throwback photo of my husband and I from one million years ago. We were also babies.
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Emily and I spent our lunch together via Google Hangouts and we chatted all things LOVE😍😍😍😍😍😍!!
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We planned out the next few blog posts in more detail and cannot wait to tell our love stories. Be prepared, though, we are going to be honest about our stories. There has been plenty of romantic, lovely moments in both of our relationships, but there have also been very real struggles. We want to be real and honest about our experiences and we hope that you hear our hearts through our writing!
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Are you dating? Single? Married? We would love to know!! Comment below and stay tuned for all the LOVE!!
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#summerdatingseries
#theprismproject #youngandinlove
#christianwriters

The "No One Special to Be" Place// Where are yours? Do you have one?

I'm here in upstate NY at one of mine, spending time practicing having "no one special to be", with people who encourage me to be no one special (that includes being no one special here on this insta right now).
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The first time I did a guided visualization, maybe 6 years ago, I was asked to imagine "a place where I felt completely safe, completely myself, and no one special to be, nothing to do", I started uncontrollably sobbing. I couldn't think of a single place in the world where this was true. I couldn't even *imagine* that there was a place where this could be true for me, or what that might feel like. .
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This shocked me. I had no idea that I felt so guarded and insecure and "unsafe" and scared all of the time.
Since then I've made it a practice to cultivate both these external physical places and internal mental and psychic spaces, and spend time "visiting", both literally IRL, and figuratively in meditation. ❔Where are yours? When was the last time you found a new one?❓
(And if you don't have one, that's ok...just means it is time to get you one. And we do that here, too!)
#meganhellerercoaching
#underfulfilledoverachievers

I posted this exercise in my group mastermind today and felt inspired to drop it here too. I absolutely love finding inspiration to write with images.
Use your words to describe this image. This is a practice in scene setting and vocabulary. Give it a try! How can you bring this practice into your own writing?
Photo Cred: Enrique Meseguer

#writingcoach #writewithme #yougotthis #tellyourstory #tellyourtruth #togetherwerise #writenow #writetoday #writeforyoursanity #writersoninstagram #writingcommunity #writingprompts #writeandpublishyourbook #writerslife #write #fiction #non-fiction #creativity #businesswoman #busywritermom #coaches #bookconsulting

I will speak for my silent son. I will tell his story. He may have came silently into this world, but his life is making crashing sounds into this world. I will always speak of my Oliver. He mattered. He changed my life in remarkable ways! #tellyourtruth #stillbirthawareness #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #stillbirthbreakthesilence #lifeafterloss #grievingmother #hemattered #lifeafterloss #motherslove #beyondthegrave #trauma

"My grandmother took me for a walk, it was mother's day, and she never took me for a walk. And she said, 'Now I understand that you're gay, and that's not going to change.' Now I'll tell you that my grandmother was a thoroughly modern woman. She watched #Dynasty and #ThePhilDonahueShow, and she said, 'I know it's not going to change, but why do you have to tell anyone?' So I said, 'But grandma, people who can talk about being gay and are comfortable doing it have a responsibility to talk about it. And for whatever reason, I'm good at it, and it's important.' And she accepted that. And the remarkable thing about my grandmother, who I adored, is that she grew over time. She went on the road with me when I traveled to speak at universities...We were sitting with a group of students, and I heard her saying to a boy, 'You should tell your parents that they'll get used to it.' And I just loved hearing her say that. My grandmother became a huge fan of mine...She embraced my partner within a month of meeting him. She sent a note saying, 'To my two grandsons...' After she died, I cleaned out my apartment...and in her little TV room, she had three books: a #DanielleSteel book, and I've forgotten what the other one was, and there was my book, Making Gay History. And I opened up the book and there was the review of the book from the @nytimes that she had saved all of those years...and I cried...She demonstrated to me that if you give people a chance, they grow." - Eric Marcus
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Last year Eric shared his story at VideoOut's first annual SpeakOut: Stories of Pride event. Join us Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30 pm for the second annual event hosted by @brooklynbrewery, and hear @anitadolcevita, @kityanpoet, #MartinBoyce, #RandyWicker, @staceyannchin, and @tatengwaru. Link to tickets in bio. #SpeakOut2018
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Eric is the host of the incredible @makinggayhistorypodcast. If you haven't already, listen and subscribe! #lgbthistory
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#lgbtq #lgbt #comingout #gay #NYC #pride #LGBTQpride #gaysofinstagram #shareyourstory #tellyourtruth #love #thrivingnotsurviving #giveloveachance #givepeopleachance #loveisallyouneed #grandmother #newyorktimesbookreview #EricMarcus #videoout

It’s your time to shine now. Magnetic Visibility is fir you if you are ready. @beckyruiphoto

“Respect your instrument. You are an important artist in the world”. Whatever your “instrument” is- your voice, body, intuition, heart, hands, eyes, your talent.....RESPECT it. For only you are using that instrument in the unique way you are using it. Shower yourself and your unique instrument with attention, love, maintenance, education... give it whatever it needs in order to allow you to SHINE! Thank you @lolakirke for sharing #lolakirke

Father’s Day doesn’t feel like “Happy Father’s Day” in our household. But it’s still my husbands day just as much as any other Fathers. I am proud that this man is Adeline’s father. I am proud that she looked like him. I am proud that he’s the father of the little tiny being that we miscarried last July. I am proud that he is the father of our future children. While today is another one of those days that sting, I am proud of the way he loves and honors our little girl and the way he will love and honor our future babies. I am thinking about those of you who have children, who have lost a child, lost a dad, or are dealing with infertility. I am thinking about you moms who are doing both jobs. I am thinking about every kind of dad. Today is your day. I’m sorry if you are one of those who don’t feel like today is a “Happy” Fathers Day. I hope someday it gets a little easier. ❤️ #honoralldads

"There was a time where to explain a transgender journey, we had we politely called Trans 101, to go through all the explanations, all the definitions and the details...Our future as a community is not like Transparent where you transition at 70 or like Caitlyn Jenner at age 65. Our future is Jazz Jennings where you transition at age 9 and you explain to a generation of young kids 'You're not alone, you're not unique, you're not a freak. There are people out there like you, and I am one of them.' That is not my story. What was it like to transition before #YouTube. Before #Facebook. Before computers or cable TV. It's complicated. You know, when I was a little kid, I didn't know if I wanted to grow up to be Katie Perry or Derek Jeter." - Melissa Sklarz
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Last year Melissa shared her story at VideoOut's first annual SpeakOut: Stories of Pride event. Join us Wednesday, June 20th at 7:30 pm for the second annual event hosted by @brooklynbrewery, and hear Martin Boyce, Randy Wicker, Anita Dolce Vita, Staceyann Chin, Tatenda Ngwaru, and Kit Yan. Link to tickets in bio. #SpeakOut2018
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#lgbtq #lgbt #comingout #trans #transgender #NYC #pride #LGBTQpride #transofinstagram #gender #genderequality #shareyourstory #tellyourtruth #love #thrivingnotsurviving #politician #MelissaSklarz @transparentamazon @caitlynjenner @jazzjennings_ @katyperry #DerekJeter #videoout #joinin
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If you’d like to add your story to VideoOut’s library, email us at info@videoout. See how you can get involved at videoout.org!

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