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<p>Hello</p>
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Sacred Dreams

<p>Sacred Dreams</p>
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Reflecting On Father's Day & Making This a Good Week

Good morning everyone!

Father's Day is a complex holiday. For me, it's a day to express gratitude and to spend time to with my amazing and supportive dad.

For many of my friends it's a difficult day. Some of them lost their dads long before their time, some didn't grow up without a dad in their lives, and some have strained relationships or have even had to remove their dads from their lives.

My Monday morning started differently this week. After a busy weekend spending Saturday with my dad, volunteering at the Humane Society both days, and general errands, I hadn't spent a lot of time with my wife and she said that she needed some extra hubby time last night. I made a nice dinner to make up for things a bit, but unfortunately I fell asleep very quickly from the busy weekend.

This morning I made it a point to spend an extra 15 minutes in bed with her to get some extra snuggling in before I went to work. Sure, I got in about 30 minutes later than I normally do, but it was well worth it seeing her slight smile and hearing that content breathing and sigh when I said we should stay in bed a bit longer than normal.

The little things in life are more important than the daily grind. Take that extra 15 minutes in the morning to spend some time with your loved ones and pets. Work will be there no matter when you get in, those little moments won't.

#Love #TheLittleThings

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Do all abusive parents/narcissistic parents not love their kids?

This is something I have been wondering with my family. My parents have abused me horribly, and yet I still find myself wondering if they love/loved me

I can recount positive memories and times where they showed it or tried to. They perhaps did love me in their own way, but not in a healthy enough way for my well being

I sometimes feel irked by the mentality that all abusive parents are incapable of love

#Abusive #abusiveparent #Love #unconditionallove

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Sometimes Life Throws You Nasty Curveballs, But A Good Hitter Make Adjustments

<p>Sometimes Life Throws You Nasty Curveballs, But A Good Hitter Make Adjustments</p>
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Hormones, Acceptance, Romance, And Priorities

🗣 - "#trans erasure, especially being platformed as loudly as it is in the US in recent history, is a real and serious thing."

📺 - Hormones, Acceptance, Romance, And Priorities - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 52 - tinyurl.com/2acnyudu

❓ - What's #DwhellOnIt ?

👀 - Dwhell On It is a series where I answer your questions about my lived #experience as a trans woman!

📺 - A new episode gets uploaded weekly! - tinyurl.com/nzbr8k27

‼️ - Get engaged!

➕ - Subscribe for more episodes & similar #Content - tinyurl.com/26pfst7v

✉️ - #Comment w/ thoughts & questions!

👍🏻 - Please #like & #Share !

🔖 - Bookmarks!

Have hormones made you cry about anything that you were surprised you cried about?

What are your top priorities?

I'm still closeted and don't know if I could ever come out because I'll get seen like I'm different. Did or do you still feel the same way, and how do you cope with that?

Has romance changed for you since you transitioned? Are you willing to share a fantasy?

🔗 - Links!

What part of advocacy is your favourite? What is the most time-consuming? What is the most exhausting? - tinyurl.com/3jytjfwy

What encouraged you to come out? Were there other times you felt you should have but didn't? - tinyurl.com/c27bpwse

Has your social life changed since you transitioned? - tinyurl.com/2d229m39

What do you think about transphobia in the #LGBTQ #Community ? - tinyurl.com/3828fkpr

What does someone who wants to #Love you need to know? Is there anything that someone you love needs to know? - tinyurl.com/ms835kbw

👀 - Create #change !

📣 - End anti-2SLGBTQIA+ abuse! - tinyurl.com/2p98f8hc

📣 - You can #help ! Everything inspiring HireWheller stays ongoing - biased systems, ignorant platforms, violent abusers & isolated victims.

📣 - Grassroots #power comes from its #people ! Get involved or refer others you know to challenge systemic violence & oppression!

💻 - Connect!

@HireWheller: A grassroots group to help the 2SLGBTQIA+ community overcome often-minimized struggles.

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Twitter: tinyurl.com/26sbj4zb

👱🏼‍♀️ - Look me up!

@TaylorLakhryst: #Transgender woman, advocate, INFJ, ♊️, she/her/hers 🏳️‍⚧️

Linktree: linktr.ee/TaylorLakhryst

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* Text: Dwhell on it with Taylor Lakhryst - Hormones, Romance, Acceptance & Priorities - #DwhellOnIt Ep. 52 - HIREWHELLER

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#asexual #Lesbian #LGBT #demisexual #Pride #equality

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The Power of Love

<p>The Power of Love</p>
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A rule I have been trying to live by.

Always treat yourself the way you would treat other people. Would you tell someone else the same thing you're telling yourself? Would you beat up and criticize someone else the way you do yourself? I know that that's a broad question really. But you get the picture.

I also am aware that there are a lot of people out there who would answer yes to all of those questions. But for me, my answer would be no. I generally care a lot about other people's feelings. Even though I'm not even a quarter of as big of a people person as I used to be, and prefer to be left alone until I'm ready to socialize, (which is not very often) I still want other people to be happy and live happy lives.

As someone who has suffered a lot of years of emotional abuse growing up I would not want to be that person. I wouldn't ever want to contribute to becoming the voice inside someone's head telling them they're not good enough, that they're never going to be nothing, or they're unworthy and unlovable, or ugly and this or that. Some people are thickskinnded and others are not. Sometimes people can pick at someone and they don't think twice about it while others replay that over and over in their heads until it is permanently a part of them and they feel they are all of those things.

Often times the voice inside of our heads that we think belongs to us is just an echo of someone in our past (or present) who did everything they could to rip apart any amount of self esteem you had. That voice isn't there just because of you. Someone planted it there, and odds are they didn't even know that the reason they did that was so that it would grow and make you feel as bad about yourself and they feel about themselves.

Subconsciously they're looking for someone to bring down to their level to make themselves feel better because they probably had the same thing done to them. They don't know that it works both ways. When you're trying to bring someone up, and you're complimenting and reassuring them and supporting them, that it helps you too.

Hurt people hurt people, because that's often all they have ever known. Hurt people can also be strong, and help build strength in others, and through that build more strength in themselves. I ramble around a lot I know. But my point here is this, treat yourself with the same love and compassion you would give other people.

You are a human too and though you live a very personal life with yourself and being you and being a person is a wild concept and we often forget we are human as well, you deserve to be at peace. You deserve love and compassion, patience and support. You're on this earth just like the rest of us.

Be good to yourself.

#MentalHealth #begoodtoyourself #Love #patience #Understanding #Trauma #EmotionalAbuse #PTSD

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