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“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” —Victor Hugo. I am on my way this early AM to LEAP’s Class 16 graduation. I have my tissues ready to wipe happy tears and I know my jaw muscles will ache from smiling too much. It is just that kind of day. @leapforladies is unique... it opens up a school door IN prison and is dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. It is the only nonprofit agency in all of Florida to focus on women in prison using a holistic, education entrepreneurship model. 300 hours of in prison education and a mind bends towards freedom. So proud of this class!! #prison #education #graduation #tearsofjoy #proud #prisonreform #opportunity #incarceration #secondchances #instawomen #florida
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El día anhelado ya ha llegado. Justo 40 años después de que se formase el grupo en Septiembre de 1978, hoy veré a @u2 con mi amiga @celin30.ce Foto editada por la inigualable @ayunpunto ~ This awaited date has finally arrived. 40 years after the music group came to be in September of 1978, today I will get to see @u2 with my friend @celin30.ce Photo edited by the one & only @ayunpunto 🎙⏰👨🏼‍🎤 #u2 #u2madrid #u2madrid2018 #homenajeabowie #betterthantherealthing #bonovox #bonopaul #secondchances #segundasoportunidades #cerrandociclos #closingcycles #experiencia #experience
Statement piece with vintage belt buckle... getting ready for @styleyourselfsustainable event at Hackney Showroom E8 tomorrow 10-5pm. An inspirational event with vintage & eco brand pop ups, talks, workshops ... all on sustainable fashion. Don’t miss it!! #vintage #sustainablefashion #sustainability #timeless #ecofashion #secondchances #ethicalfashion #
CONFIDENCE We're half way through our Disney Days bootcamp and it is flying by SO FAST! I still pinch myself every day that I have the privilege of helping women become healthier and more confident. I get blown away every week because I get told by my clients that they've lost 5 pounds in one week and they're clothes are fitting better and their husband has commented that they look happier! 😍 These ladies make my heart soar and I can't wait to see what the next 9 days will do to change their lives! Are you ready to get fit for fall? Have confidence wearing a sweater dress to an upcoming work event? Enjoy Halloween candy without having to worry about losing all of your hard work? Then comment a "💙" and let's get you ready for October 8th, when our fall bootcamp begins! . . . . . #23weekspregnant #boymom #momlife #momswithcameras #caraccident #cancersucks #mommytobe #twoundertwo #babyboy #babybump #babymama #fitmom #instafitness #mommyandme #mommyhood #workingmom #workingwomen #workingfromhome #socialworker #secondchances #secondtrimester #pregnantbelly #superhubs #momgoals #couplesgoals #fitnessfun #womenhelpingwomen #womensupportwomen #womenfitness #womenwhowork
This year’s @standup2canceruk campaign featuring some famous faces and also the amazing @bowelbabe
wow blast from the past good catching up again #secondchances
The next couple months are busy ones for us as we continue to try and keep funds coming in to continue doing what we do. Legendary Bingo is a good fundraiser for us and we hope you will save the date and join us!!! 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 #fundraiser #savinglivescostsmoney #dogrescue #adoptionrocks #rescuedog #friendsofmilo #secondchances #weho #losangeles #sundayfunday
Some how I’m alive, not everyday a person gets a second chance to live. Capture my blessed and innocent face on the way. ............................................................................................Love you guys @dearamaidee @dnava96 @x.sc.l @daniela.ceja.9 @sanjosias @karolime_ #youngblood #blessed #thankful #alive #darkcolors #secondchances
"I’ve served 42 years in the public service and retired at the end of last year. I was in the Singapore Police Force (SPF) from 1977 to 2013, where I served as Deputy Commissioner of Police for 11 years. In the last eight years of my career, I was seconded to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA. In August 2016, I was invited to sit as a member on the Board of Trustees of ISCOS for a term of three years. ISCOS is an organisation that helps ex-offenders in Singapore. That’s how I came to be here today. Looking back on my career, the common thread that runs through the different appointments I had held is my personal motivation to help people. I enjoy helping people and being in positions where I can do that, and I think that remains true to this very day. When I joined the SPF in 1977, my calling in life wasn’t just to help victims of crime and catch criminals and ensure that they got the punishment they deserved, but it was also to stop criminals from further causing harm to themselves and their families. I really enjoyed my work every day, always giving my best and putting my heart and soul into my job because I found it to be meaningful work. My career developed and progressed along the way but it was never my ambition to be the number one or number two person in the SPF. So when I was entrusted with the position of Deputy Commissioner of Police, I was grateful for the opportunity given to me. The new role allowed me to continue to pursue my ambition to help people; but this time was to help developing the people within the Police Force so that they could grow in their potential and could be better at their jobs. But I think the years I spent at MHA really helped me with my current role at ISCOS. I could better understand the need to help ex-offenders because I could see how departments within MHA – Prisons, @cnb.drugfreesg and Statutory Boards such as the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises (SCORE) – tackled the challenges of rehabilitation of offenders...
TORI at the 5th Annual D23 Goes 2 Work Job Fair today in the lower Atrium at Redbird (Southwest Center) Mall. 10 am - 2 pm. There are SEVERAL EMPLOYERS onsite (some hiring on the spot) T.O.R.I. is thankful to be in the midst as a Community Resource Provider. #IAmMore #SecondChances #CriminalJusticeReform #district23 #LetsChangetheNarrative @senroycewest @workforcesolutions
When I rescued this troubled & sick pup I promised to give her the life she deserved. I pride myself in how far she’s come and the fact she’s one of two in the liter and of her parents still alive! Though it’s been stressful and challenging the bond we’ve created is so rewarding. I’m a firm believer in rescuing and adopting, I took a chance on a Pitbull and found her the most deserving of a second chance and happy life just as she has given me. #Spoiled #Pitbull #Rescue #Queen #MamaMia #Mia #WhoRescuedWho #Rednose #pitbullsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rewarding #mychild #mypriority #mybaby #Moo #SecondChances #RescuedIsMyFavoriteBreed #AdoptDontShop
July 24, 2017, this is a picture of the place where it all happened. A girlfriend and I planned a dinner out followed by a movie. When the movie ended we hugged and said goodbye and went our separate ways. . I returned to my car and sat in the drivers seat. I instantly felt a heavy wave come over me. I sat there thinking, I really didn’t want to return home. I didn’t want to return to the demands of my family. What if I just drove off? . When I finally returned home I fell apart. I remember laying on my bathroom floor crying because I had finally hit the bottom. I remember my husband trying to comfort me the best he knew how. He kept trying to get me to come to bed. Honestly, I felt molded to that floor. He brought me a pillow and a blanket and sat next to me. I remember looking up at him and stammering out, “I need help.” He agreed to help me to do what ever it took to help me get better. . For the next year, I worked with my therapist to get through my many layers. She helped me identify my triggers, and how to handle them head on. I opted to do this medication free. It was not easy, it hurt to expose all my wounds. Some days were harder than others, but I got through the thick of it and emerged on the other side. . I look back on my year of recovery and if I could talk to my former self, I would tell her: . You need to make time for yourself. You need make your needs heard. Don’t worry about having all the dishes done, the house cleaned, laundry folded, you don’t need to do it all. Delegate things out, ask for help! When you feel overwhelmed say something don’t push aside the need for a break, you have a husband talk to him it will strengthen your relationship. Find something just for yourself to do once a week. Don’t use your time away from the family to do family stuff do for yourself. Make showering everyday a priory. Lock the door when you go to the bathroom you deserve to do your business in private. Change your clothes every day! Get out of the house and go for a walk. You are a woman and you are just as important as everyone else in your family. Love yourself as much as you love your family, fight for yourself you are important and you are loved.
When I rescued this troubled & sick pup I promised to give her the life she deserved. I pride myself in how far she’s come and the fact she’s one of two in the liter and of her parents still alive! Though it’s been stressful and challenging the bond we’ve created is so rewarding. I’m a firm believer in rescuing and adopting, I took a chance on a Pitbull and found her the most deserving of a second chance and happy life just as she has given me. #Spoiled #Pitbull #Rescue #Queen #MamaMia #Mia #WhoRescuedWho #Rednose #pitbullsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #dogs #rewarding #mychild #mypriority #mybaby #Moo #SecondChances #RescuedIsMyFavoriteBreed #AdoptDontShop
Meet my friend Brian. He is receiving a HEART transplant tomorrow! After months of suffering with a weakened heart, he was on the top of the waiting list hoping for the best knowing for that to take place someone would be at their worst. At six foot, eight inches he needed a heart that was strong enough to keep his circulation strong throughout his body. After a tough week of feeling weaker and dealing with worry, the head of surgery at Mayo woke him up from a sound sleep to tell him the good news. A heart that was a match became available. We rejoice with Brian and are asking you to pray with us this Friday, September 21st, for a perfect surgery and transplant. Brian, a committed follower of Christ, will be given a second chance and a testimony of God’s almighty hand. What I admire most about this man is his “spiritual heart.” When we asked what we could pray for, he asked us to pray for the family that was facing the loss of someone they loved and willing to give up a heart so he could live. Notice the nurse photobomb in the background... #secondchances #miraclesstillhappen #planhopefuture #2911church
Had lunch today w Judge R.K. Sandill from Houston, TX, running for Texas Supreme Court. His story was very inspiring especially his 2-time Win against Cancer!!! To see a South Asian candidate running for office, it's pretty rare to find, but he's doing it and he wants to impact the change we need! #IAmMore #SecondChances #CriminalJusticeReform #LetsChangetheNarrative #sandillfortexas
Can you see the fire #🔥 in my eyes the pain😢 I hide behind my passion😍 is the only thing keeping my spirits🙏 alive You can't look me in my eyes and tell me it's okay to depend on drugs to save my life for the rest of my life If I stop these medications I won't have one. I suffer everyday remission or not! #godgivemestrength #healing #heheardmycry #painkillers #fuckchemo only to block pain #fuckpain #fuckamerica #grindlikeitsyourlast #aintnomaybes #tomorrowisntpromised #immyownhero #sorrynotsorry #letmevent #devilisaliar #letmebreath #feedmyseeds #forevergrateful #painisbeauty #ihaveastorytotell hopefully my strength will help someone else #dontgiveup #yournotalone #ongod #itsmzkarmababy 💋💋💋 #strongwomen #femaleempowerment #secondchances #blessings #prettyhustle #getrichordietrying
Surgery for Phoebe went great😀 the surgeon removed the large mass dangling from her ear and a larger piece of tissue that was near the opening of the ear canal. Removing that lump of tissue makes it easier to see the opening and get the medications in. The other visible lumps are ugly but not obstructing anything so she felt best to leave them alone as the ear is an area prone to excessive bleeding. We are hoping this is all the surgery Phoebe will need and we will continue to treat her ears as needed. Below are the before and after photos of her L ear. This is what happens when chronic ear disease is untreated. Phoebe’s surgery was $1400 today and she will need ongoing treatment. Any donations much appreciated. Link in bio to donate via PayPal or direct 😍🐶❤️ #adoptphoebe #dogrescue #adoptionrocks #savinglivescostsmoney #maltesemix #terriermix #friendsofmilo #rescuedog #secondchances #losangeles #sanfernandovalley
“Allow yourself to rest. Your soul speaks to you in the quiet moments in between your thoughts.” - Unknown . . . What do you experience inside of yourself when all else is still? What do you hear? Feel? Experience? Take a moment to enjoy your self in quiet now and then. . . . #throwback to our quiet moments together at @bok_bar
This guy makes my heart so full💝 #myman #reallove #happiness #secondchances #pittsburghsteelers
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It's just easy to smile with you❤️ #love #secondchances
Everyone is welcome with love and no shame @rebirthla. Join us Sunday • 10:30a! For info, www.rebirthla.org ♥️✝️ . . #rebirthla #hollywood #brotherlylove #secondchances #kingdommindset #youbelonghere #loveoneanother #jesuslovesyou #realmen #menofgod #community #churchfamily #welcome #youareloved #allarewelcome
In today’s world everyone is quick to share their opinion on politics, parenting, pretty much everything. In contrast when it comes to taking action and COMMITTING many of those same people will choose not to do anything. • And I understand because I know first hand how difficult it is to COMMIT. The hours and time spent relentlessly pursuing your vision isn’t always shared with others. The work can be be tiring, and may go unnoticed and unrewarded. Yes, there are days that I would rather take a five hour nap, or watch some mindless TV to relax. But if I do that I know my message of hope and inspiration will not be shared. That is why it is imperative that I stay focused and COMMITTED! • Is there something in your life that you are willing to COMMIT to, rather than simply share an opinion? If so let me know in the comments below what it is, and tag One special person you would like to bring with you on your COMMITMENT journey. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ .....#selfconfidence ....#womenempowerment ...#womeninbusiness ...#worthy ...#struggles .....#selfworth .....#inspirewomen .....#toastmasters .....#change .....#selfawareness .....#betterlife .....#newyou .....#youmatter ....#conscious .....#kindness .....#courageous .....#iwillsurvive ...#addiction .....#domesticviolence ....#deborahbrunner .....#secondchances .....#realtalk .....#nevergiveup .....#lovinglife .....#icwlh .....#lifelessons .....#spirituality .....#healing .....#forgiveness .....#womenhelpingwomen
Its my goal every day to be lead by the Spirit in all I do! I know I fail miserably at times but thankful God is a god of second chances!! And third and fourth and....... #aspirepaparazzi #spiritlead #paparazziaccessories #28218 #secondchances
#BelieveThat 👌🏽🤷🏽‍♀️ #NoMoreNiceKyna 😘 #SheGone ✌🏽#SecondChances #WhatsThat 😂#LifeTooShort
There is still time to #donate to #TORI #NorthTexasGivingDay !!! Your act of kindness could help change the lives of returning citizens and support giving back to those in need. Click the link in the bio to donate and be entered into a chance to win 2 tickets for the 2018 International Leadership Summit hosted in Tampa, Florida by Bishop T.D.Jakes. #IAmMore #CriminalJusticeReform #changethenarrative #ReturningCitizens #Dallas #Texas #fortworth #donate #giveback #Community #Secondchances #giveaway
Yoga charity event this Sunday to help with Ally the Dog AHWF rescued recently that was addicted to meth. She will be at the event & will be looking for her forever home soon! ❤️#Repost The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation with @get_repost ・・・ This Sunday • Pose and Noses . Details: Sunday September 23rd Studio C Pilates and Fitness 14106 Ventura Blvd • #107 •Sherman Oaks • CA • 91423 . Classes: 10am and 11:30am $25 cash/card at the door BRING YOUR OWN MAT The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation with @get_repost . #TheCompassionProject #SecondChances
Echelon Leadership Council with @jenniferrosebarcus at the National Advisory Board Gala. As Co-President of the Sacramento Echelon Board of the Salvation Army our board aims to promote and raise funds for the youth in our Sacramento community. @sac.echelon @salvationarmyus #service #salvationarmy #Sacramento #echelon #president #volunteer #giveback #destinationchange #sacramentoproud #salvationarmysacramento #change #hope #future #life #influence #bethechange #dontgiveup #family #love #live #lifestyle #give #wisdom #community #secondchances #movement
Upcoming job fair #Simpsonville #SouthCarolina September 26 https://buff.ly/2NnmCvf #jobs #jobsearch #reentry #returningcitizens #secondchances
Kudus to @BarryUniversity alumna & NewFM Gender Justice Organizer Paola Montenegro for participating in a deliberative dialogue regarding #Amendment4 . Paola added important context to the Amendment 4 discussion by shedding light on the impacts of mass incarceration of women. #BarryUniversity #SecondChances #VotingRights
💃🏼Looking to jumpstart your weight loss? Need a break from any bad habits you might have? Need a RESET? . . 🌟I’m looking for 10 people to DE-BLOAT with me on October 1st! 🌟 . . Program details: . It’s a 3️⃣day program, high protein shakes, digestive drinks, supplemented with an array of fruits, veggies and healthy fats to keep your energy ⬆️ while your weight goes ⬇️ . . Let’s kickstart our way into a healthy lifestyle ✌🏽💃🏼 . . Message me or drop an emoji below and I’ll send you more info ✌🏽 . . #restart #jumpstart #startover #secondchances #newbeginnings #fall2018 #septemberweather #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #believeinyourself #nursesofinstagram #cardiacnurse #neuronurse #icurn
Second Chances Podcast with @realgregbaldwin has a new schedule! We're coming to you every other week. Check out this week's episode and listen to past episodes on your favorite podcatcher or on secondchances.tv #sober #soberlife #inspiration #hope #comedian #secondchances
Look, I know that impulsive decisions are generally frowned upon, and certainly not celebrated, but every year I like to take a moment to remember this day. Seven years ago, I made an impulsive decision that saved my life. The summer of 2011 was my lowest point. I had just dropped out of college. I was living in a rural and conservative part of New York, with very few opportunities for artists, and a culture that I certainly would never belong in. I was on year 5 of a relationship with a man that I adored, who had fallen in love with someone else. I was basically homeless, most nights I slept on the couch of a dear and patient friend, and all day, everyday I was sipping on a personal bottle of Hennessy that I carried in my purse. It probably looked like I didn’t have a plan for my life, but I did. That plan was to end it. I’ll spare you the details, but the point is, there were details. I couldn’t tell you what changed my mind, because I honestly don’t remember, but by some miracle, I suddenly decided to try one last thing. I bought a plane ticket for 2 weeks from that day, sold my car, and boxed up all my belongings. On September 20th, Tokey and I boarded a plane bound for Seattle. Of course, that was only the beginning. I’m the last person to pretend that life has been a bowl of peaches since then. I’ve hit a few “rock bottoms,” finished college, made some terrible choices, decided to pursue my passion, struggled to leave abusive relationships, found the man I’m going to marry, gotten treatment for anxiety and depression, and done a ton of work on myself. It’s still a long road ahead, but on this road at least there’s hope. Now, some may tell you not to run away from your problems. But if suicide feels like the the only other option, and if the darkness clears for just an instant, and you feel the impulse to run, fucking run. As fast as you can. You deserve a second chance. #youarenotalone #suicidepreventionmonth
“ I wear a mask in the spotlight . Backstage there’s a room so dark . I’m not even going in there . I’m afraid it will tear us apart .” Daylight. . . @mattnoveskey @dwightabaker @blueoctoberband @zachmerck @philtanmusic @singmastering @ymiadrummer @harvard_of_the_south @tufstrings @willknaak @chuckysmokestax @rainmakerbrando @swinrocks @studiosfischer @jimflores #secondchances #daylight #lifehascolors #newmusic #ihopeyourehappy
Good news here! Watch how Pablo transformed his life and is now helping others with the support of employment social enterprise! Link in bio! #REDFRippleEffect #payitforward #socent #socialenterprise #secondchances #goodnews
This LOOKS like love. What you don’t see is that Sammie was keeping Belle in CHECK! #watchitkitty #adoptdontshop #secondchances #shescrazybutiloveher #kittensofinstgram #catsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #theyrecute #whostheboss
You don’t often get second chances in life. After my dad had a heart attack in spring, I wasn’t sure he’d ever sail again. I wasn’t sure I’d get to sail with him again. Today was the first time I was back out with him and I treasured every minute- more than I ever have. I’ve been coming out exploring the waterways and islands here since I was very little, barely able to swim. I owe so much to those adventures and to my dad for my own ability to be brave and take risks. I’m grateful for our second chance and determined not to waste it. Treasure those you love! #grateful #secondchances #sailingadventure
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