It’s perfect to publicly think highly of yourself so long as it doesn’t appear elitist. It took a lot of work to get here, and you ought to be proud to show it off.
The key is understand that you will never really have control of any aspect that makes your life what it is. This is where the power of MANIFESTATION and FAITH shine their light.
What good does meaningless filler conversation do either one of us? We’ll never get this day back, let’s spend each moment wisely.
Even if, beyond the surface, we have completely different views and values, I can still open my eyes a little wider and acknowledge the perspective of those walking the same Earth and breathing the same air as myself.
She possesses a compass, but never understood how to use it…
My spirit, body, mind and eyes are focused on only this one thing. My future. It’s lit.
Listen to your body from the inside out. You are a superhero in your own right, but that does not mean you don’t deserve a break, too.
It’s a true blessing being part of an industry that allows me the opportunity to shake hands and share a…
Please watch my interview with Sloane Ivy about what it’s REALLY like living with a chronic, autoimmune disease.
Know that you are literally a spectacle of diamond dust in a world of magnificence. All of these things and people were created from what was once love.
Today was my first Saturday in a really long time that I spent mostly in my own head… I also wasn’t alone all day physically. But I made sure to self reflect and observe.
photos of me by Chelsea Jackson. follow me on Instagram @DevriVelazquez. The universe was waiting for us. We both spoke…
2015 was the best year yet, by far.
Rest your negativity in peace.
#1. Don’t get lost in the sauce.
How I celebrated my 26th birthday!
yours truly, photographed by Mike Smith. follow me on twitter & instagram @DevriVelazquez The spoonie life can be daunting, burdensome, and…
One job of the immune system is to protect the body from viruses, bacteria, and other living organisms–but for some of us, that part of our body doesn’t function properly, and it starts attacking itself instead.
Do tattooed women receive a fair response from the public?
Iranian bodybuilder Baitollah Abbaspour died yesterday after only a year-long battle with Vasculitis. While I don’t know him personally, I make sure to follow Vasculitis cases around the world as possible–as what we have is extremely rare…
You will not dwell on a single mistake you made. You will mourn briefly, but never long enough to lose pace. Then you will pick yourself up and continue in the race.
The expressionist in you in yelping just a little.
Suicide, drug abuse, sexual assault, anorexia…We slept on the actual meaning behind these songs when they first came out.
Some people don’t quite understand what a chronic disease survivor faces on a daily basis–how we pull off making living life look so easy. We are truly enlightened.
Some days, I just don’t feel like ‘doing’ my hair. In the natural world, that’s the magic of a head wrap.
I am divine–the thickest layer of hard-working grime that has thrived in the illumination of the moon and still glistens.
While Matt McGorry is pretty days these days being fully submerged into Hollywood and primetime television series, his downtime is spent on quite the contrary.
The Vasculitis Foundation announced that it is accepting proposals for funding $100,000 worth of research starting in 2016!
we forget that a HUGE part of the world outside of our circle of sufferers actually has absolutely no idea of the challenges and struggles that having a chronic illness comes with.
…that familiar breaking heart feeling in your chest you get on a daily basis when you know you are pitted against a raging merciless government body of unfair encumbrance.
This past weekend in Austin was crazy with the storms and flooding–but rain or shine, WEMF Radio and I…
Vasculitis refers to inflammation of the blood vessels. These vessels include arteries and veins.
please support my fight for SSI disability here- http://www.gofundme.com/devrisfight I can admit, this is the most at peace I’ve ever…
I am incredibly blessed to have known certain people–whether through my personal community of friends or online network–who have steadily…
all I used was 1 pack of kanekalon braiding hair. seriously.
My mom told me at 18 that I had “crow’s feet.” Say what now? Later that day while we were shopping for dinner, I snuck off to the beauty aisle and tossed a sunscreen into the cart for good measure. And to put an end to this nonsense.
It is both intriguing and educational to observe the female executive’s outward moves and pinpoint exactly makes her different from the rest–how exactly she commands so much attention with assertion and necessarily dynamic force.
This sticky stuff provides amazing benefits to the skin, hair–and it’s edible, too.
Whatever their problem is, is not my problem. They will not be a deciding factor in how my day will turn out or how I choose to look at myself and my life. Everything that has to do with me is completely up to me, period.
I’ve had a handicap placard for the past 4 years, and rightfully so. No, it’s not just for a better spot.
gofundme.com/devrisfight In 2011 at the age of 21, I was diagnosed with an extremely rare blood vessel autoimmune disease, Takayasu’s Vasculitis.…
A stew, a combination, a fusion… of all the things I craved in you.
Truth of the matter is, nobody succeeds their first time around. Failure is inevitable.
We decided to have a little fun this year and also let y’all in on our behind the scenes action of how exactly the nomination process goes down.
Bottom line: It’s a popularity contest. Music is a form of artistic expression. Should that be judged?
Seems to me as if there is an agenda constantly being pushed out to target a specific few groups of people–which have always been focused on dehumanizing, oppressing, debilitating, and emasculating us into staying in their single file line of ‘obedience’.
Why, when there is so much for someone like me to be thankful for, was it still difficult for me to take up just a few minutes out of my hour of my day to remember all that He has brought me through, and all that He will continue to give me the strength for?
let’s get rid of THIS word as a community.
As the brutal cold weather reared its head, I said to myself, Devri–it’s time to let your natural hair hibernate for a while.
And then all of a sudden, my “take care of yourself, Devri” instinct kicks in and now as a result, I am completely still but the nerves in my body are acting up.