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Someone I know is dying…

To say that this shake my soul is an understatementโ€ฆnot only because she is an incredible woman but it makes me reflect on my own journeyโ€ฆ.Not a long time ago, I was sitting at the reception room waiting for chemo alongside this lovely womanโ€ฆI feel like a life time has passed since thenโ€ฆIt is crazy to think I get DM everyday from people asking me:

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐š๐ญ?

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ?

Especially when I post bikini pictures on

So easy for people to look at me today and not see that:3 years ago, I spent many days finding hard to get out of bedโ€ฆ.But I dragged my body to go for a walk every single day during chemo when I was feeling sick as a dogโ€ฆ

I changed my entire diet and my relationship with food as well as my familyโ€™s

I exercised hard on my best days during chemo (even cycled to chemo when I could)

I worked through all of my emotional baggage, facing it head on by confronting my worst fears and my pain

I promised myself I was going to create a new body, mind and soul as my main goal

I invested on my personal development $$$$$ and started treating myself as a priorityIn the process, if I could give myself advice back then this is what I would have said

Angelica, be patientโ€ฆyour next step will show up in front of you when you are readyโ€ฆkeep trusting God and the process.

Angelica, if you want to spread your message and help people for real, put your own ego and pride aside and learn from somebody who is where you want to be in any area of your life you feel stuck.Investing on yourself is investing on your health.

Angelica, be courageous and proud of your story every single day. What you have accomplished is extraordinary and people can learn so much from you. People need to hear the truth. Donโ€™t hold anything back, tell them where you have been, tell them what you wished someone had told you shake them so they can wake up.

๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€ฆ

๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆโ€ฆ

๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆโ€ฆ

.๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐโ€ฆ.

๐˜š๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ…

๐˜‰๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜งโ€ฆ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏโ€ฆ

โ€œ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ. ๐——๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„โ€

Paulo Coelho

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I stopped drinking coffee

As the world becomes more and more uncertainty, we are left to making one decision…

Are we going to take control of our lives or are we going to leave it up to chance?

Are you going to take small steps each day to look after ourselves or are we going to wait for something else to happen before we do anything?

On the 1st of January I stopped drinking coffee…

By the way I am not saying coffee is bad, all I saying is I wanted to take this “small step” to see how my body felt.

Instead of reading a book about it (by the way I have read many good and bad things about coffee) I decided to listen to my gut, to stop drinking coffee and to actually experience what it does in my body…

Ya know…I am Brazilian…I have drank coffee my whole entire life and I have always loved coffee.

Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was drinking away too much coffee with sugar too (ouch!) and my inner voice kept telling me, you should stop drinking coffee.

But it has taken me 2.5 years to stop drinking coffee…

Isn’t that crazy?

We get so caught up in our habits that we think that if we hold on to that, it means we are living a “good” life.

But we forget (or maybe ignore altogether) to accept that some of our habits are just not good for us…

Yet we keep doing…

So to answer that question that is in your head?

Do I feel better about not drinking coffee?


I feel coffee gave me a fake feeling of energy (which I don’t need by the way as I have away too much energy) and coffee is also too strong for my bowel (yes exactly where my cancer was)

So the short answer is for me drinking one coffee per day (which is what I did) is probably not beneficial.

So what about you?

What have you been doing that you know in your gut (sometimes literally) that is not good for you?

You don’t have to stop forever…

You can always stop and see how you feel…

Nobody is going to stop you from going back to it…

You can simply try it…

See how you feel it…

And if you decide you still want to keep that “habit”, just go back to it.

I would love to hear how you get on…