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  • I never in a million years thought I’d be sharing this post. I’ve always felt super private when it comes to things like family planning and pregnancy. But this past month has easily been the most lonely and isolating of my life. So I’m sharing this post in hopes of connecting with someone who resonates with my story or at the very least help someone going through their own version feel a little less alone.
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A month ago I was diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy...or more accurately, a “pregnancy of unknown location”. What went down all still feels so surreal. There isn’t enough space for me to share all of it on here so in true form I wrote it all out on the blog. Feel free to click through to learn more about ectopic pregnancies and my experience with one.
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To those of you who have also unwillingly joined the ectopic club, I see you and I quite literally feel your pain. You are amazing. And to those of you who have experienced any kind of pregnancy loss, you know the complete shift in perspective that happens when this is something that happens to you and not someone else. It’s an out of body experience (and also a complete body rejection) that’s difficult for anyone who hasn’t gone through it to understand. I love you. I see you.
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Read more —> https://www.thehealthymaven.com/my-experience-with-an-ectopic-pregnancy/ #ectopic #ectopicpregnancy
  • From a couple days ago when the skies were still blue💙 I hope you can all tap into some of Rumi’s bravery right now and know you can also be as sensitive as Bodhi is (guy has never liked water). Also yes I’ll be sharing pictures and videos of my dogs indefinitely because they are the most joyful thing in my life right now. Hopefully they can bring some goodness to yours✌️
  • A little nature therapy on a rare smoke-free day. Trying to embrace these small pockets of joy while they last🌱
  • Caught Rumi getting in her daily positive affirmation session this morning🐼😂
  • Just hanging around waiting for a new @lordemusic album to drop...HBU?
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Photo taken in March from our trip to NZ...maybe one day I’ll share the story about that time when we were halfway across the world in a global pandemic😬
  • If I’m being completely honest, I feel a little stuck around here and not entirely certain what role I play on this platform. I’m not particularly interested in sharing the day-to-day life moments and I’m also not interested in being an influencer and convincing you to buy product xyz. I love blogging. I love taking my life experiences behind-the-scenes and translating that into helpful resources for you. But this platform feels so personal and truthfully the exposure of it scares me. I see its value and recognize the privilege of having a platform but my real, honest truth is that I feel stuck every time I open this app. I wish I had a perfect little bow to wrap around this post with some profound words of wisdom, but I’ve got nothing. Other than this: wear a mask. Sensing I’m not the only one feeling a little lost right now...
  • Wise words from Rumi. Other Rumi looking cute✌️
  • Hey guys! It's been forever since I posted a new video...but I thought I would share some of my latest clean beauty finds using only Black-owned clean beauty brands. Some really awesome discoveries. Enjoy!

BLOG POST: https://www.thehealthymaven.com/black-owned-clean-beauty-brands/

PRODUCTS USED:

Foundation: @range_beauty (mixed coconut milk + villa)

Bronzer: @luvandcobeauty Loose Mineral Pigment (in Trust)

Highlighter: @luvandcobeauty Cream Highligher

Brows: @mentedcosmetics High Brown Pencil (in Medium Brown)

Eyeshadow: @lovinahskincare Eye Magic Palette

Eyeliner: @lovinahskincare Liquid Eyeliner

Mascara: @luvandcobeauty Natural Mascara

Lips: @mentedcosmetics Matte Duos (in Nude Lala)
  • Rumi aka Squeakers at 12 weeks! Hope these can bring you a little dose of happiness today💕
  • BLACK-OWNED CLEAN BEAUTY BRANDS // I’m not gonna lie, in researching for this post I was both excited and disheartened. Excited by how many incredible Black-owned clean brands are out there, but also disheartened by how few of them are carried by the more popular clean beauty stores. This needs to change.
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Obviously buying from Black-owned companies doesn’t dismantle systemic racism in this country, but being mindful with where you are putting your money and your financial support is one place to start.
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Linking the blog post in my bio to over 25 Black-owned clean beauty brands. I put in a huge order last week and I’m excited to share more. #cleanbeauty #blackowned #blackownedcleanbeauty
  • JUSTICE FOR BREONNA! What were you worried about when you were 27? I’m guessing you had no fear that 3 police officers would use a battering ram to break into your home and shoot over 20 rounds of bullets with 8 of them hitting and killing you for absolutely no reason. These officers have not been held accountable for their actions. Breonna would have been 27 years old today and had a promising career as an EMT. She deserves justice for the future that was stolen from her. Click the link in my bio to sign the petition to bring justice to the officers that murdered her and put an end to the actions that allowed this to happen.

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