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Pink the Song

Pink, is one of my favorite singers. (Yes, she isn’t for everyone and does F bomb, so I warn you.) In honor of Mental Illness May, I’m going to share a song that has often helped me when I am down on myself, doubt my mind and who I am. I hope that you realize too, that you are perfect just the way you are. ~Mac

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“F***n’ Perfect”

Made a wrong turn once or twice
Dug my way out, blood and fire
Bad decisions, that’s alright
Welcome to my silly life

Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss No-Way-It’s-All-Good,
It didn’t slow me down.
Mistaken, always second guessing
Underestimated, look, I’m still around

Pretty, pretty, please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than f***ing perfect
Pretty, pretty, please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing. You’re f***ing perfect to me

You’re so mean, when you talk
About yourself. You were wrong.
Change the voices, in your head
Make them like you instead.

So complicated,
Look how we all make it.
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game
It’s enough, I’ve done all I could think of
Chased down all my demons
I’ve seen you do the same
Oh, oh

Pretty, pretty, please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than f***ing perfect
Pretty, pretty, please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing. You’re f***ing perfect to me

The whole world’s scared, so I swallow the fear
The only thing I should be drinking is an ice-cold beer
So cool in lying and we try, try, try but we try too hard
And it’s a waste of my time.
Done looking for the critics, ’cause they’re everywhere
They don’t like my jeans, they don’t get my hair
Exchange ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that, why do I do that, why do I do that?

Yeah! Oh!
Oh, pretty, pretty, pretty

Pretty, pretty, please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than f***ing perfect
Pretty, pretty, please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing. You’re f***ing perfect to me
You’re perfect, you’re perfect
Pretty, pretty, please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing. You’re f***ing perfect to me.

by Pink

Listen to song here

If you or someone you know battles mental illness, there are many great resources here. And this is a piece on my perspective, Mental Illness May #1

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Organized originally by breast cancer charities, internationally, to bring awareness to the disease and raise funds. Bringing research to the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure, as well as info and support to those afflicted by breast cancer.

“NBCAM was founded in 1985 in October as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, producer of several anti-breast cancer drugs). The aim of the NBCAM from the start has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.

In 1993 Evelyn Lauder, Senior Corporate Vice President of the Estée Lauder Companies, founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and established the pink ribbon as its symbol, though this was not the first time the ribbon was used to symbolize breast cancer: a 68-year-old California woman named Charlotte Haley, whose sister, daughter, and granddaughter had breast cancer, had distributed peach-color ribbons to call attention to what she perceived as inadequate funding for research. In the fall of 1991, the Susan G. Komen Foundation had handed out pink ribbons to participants in its New York City race for breast cancer survivors.” Source

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Today lots of work is being done to bring awareness and raise money through donations or fundraisers by the “National Breast Cancer Foundation.”

What is the National Breast Cancer Foundation?

“National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34.  At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, and she was forced to make a decision about her health with few options.  After her treatment, Janelle made a commitment to help women around the world by educating them about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.”

What is the Mission of the National Breast Cancer Foundation?

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

However, with increased healthcare costs and a rapidly increasing percentage of uninsured women, many simply cannot afford the cost of screening tests. These women are at a significantly higher risk of dying from breast cancer if later diagnosed.   

That’s why NBCF provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through our network of hospitals. We are now joining hands with people around the world to provide breast cancer education.”Breast-cancer-awareness-breast-cancer-awareness-5965326-1024-768.jpg

Here’s where and how you can help!

Above all, I always recommend that you do your research before donating to a charity. Make sure you know which percentage of money given and how money is used by any charity. 

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