This will take your breath away… Mandy Harvey’s Golden Buzzer Moment

I literally just watched this on Facebook, and knew I had to share it. This is so inspiring and motivational. Below is Mandy Harvey on America’s Got Talent. Mandy lost her hearing when she was 18 years old. She tells the story of the day she realized she couldn’t hear at all any more, and how she decided not to give up on her musical dream.

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“I want to do more with my life than just give up.” ~ Mandy Harvey

Watch this video below, for an amazing story of determination and a refusal to fail. Sometimes God just leads us to the perfect thing we need. I was just feeling bad about my weight loss this week for my Fit by 50 challenge, wondering if this is all worth it. I had a rough weekend and gained a few pounds. You see, in order for me to lose 1 pound from last Thursday, I actually have to lose 4 pounds!!  I was berating myself for starting this whole thing in the hole! Did I fail before I even really got things going? THEN, I saw this video. It literally took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes. It inspired me to just keep on plugging away. After all, I still have 49 weeks to make this up! Like Mandy, I want to do more with my life than just give up.

If you needed some inspiration or motivation today,

THIS IS IT!

So, here’s Mandy

with her story

and

her original song …

“Try”.

LOVE THIS!

Have you seen this? Simply Irresistible ~ The Science Behind Addictive Food

This video was brought to my attention by my university. As a recovering sugar addict myself, I felt it was important to share this with all of you.

This video discusses the lengths food manufacturers go to, when developing products. The chemistry, physics, biology, math, etc to discover just the right amount of SALT, SUGAR AND FAT to reach the “bliss point”, or the point that makes you continue to eat, and eat, and eat, and eat…even when you’re body tells you ENOUGH!

This video is based on the book  SALT SUGAR, FAT by Michael Moss. In this book, Mr. Moss gives you the inside scoop into just what happens in the board rooms and the labs of food manufacturing companies.

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Have you seen this? Corey Feldman’s Truth Campaign

This is a difficult topic. However, when I saw Corey’s video, I knew I needed to share it with you. He has a very important message.

Pedophila, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment is out of control and must stop.

Here are some statistics from rainn.org 

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  • “On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year in the United States.
  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.3
  • Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.”

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“Millions of women in the United States have experienced rape.

  • As of 1998, an estimated 17.7 million American women had been victims of attempted or completed rape. 

Young women are especially at risk.

  • 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female.
  • Females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
  • Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely.”

For more statistics and information regarding sexual violence, visit the following site:

RAINN.ORG.

If you’d like to help support Corey Feldman with his Truth Campaign, follow the link below:

Corey Feldman’s TRUTH campaign

If you have been the victim of sexual violence, follow the link below for a list of organizations and phone numbers that can help:

#MeToo: Women Speak Up on Sexual Harassment