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Bad, Drugs, and Food: The LAD Bible 2 hrs LADOIbi When you break out of prison and find out about McDonald's monopoly... 20th Century Fox Television WH Photography ldr Like Comment →Share Top Comments 12,516 shares Wentworth Miller Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the rest. In 2010, semi-retired from acting, I was keeping a low-profile for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I was suicidal This is a subject I've since written about, spoken about, shared about. But at the time l suffered in silence. As so many do. The extent of my struggle known to very, very few. Ashamed and in pain, I considered myself damaged goods. And the voices in my head urged me down the path to self-destruction. Not for the first time. I've struggled with depression since childhood. It's a battle that's cost me time, opportunities, relationships, and a thousand sleepless nights In 2010, at the lowest point in my adult life, I was looking everywhere for relief/comfort/distraction. And I turned to food. It could have been anything Drugs. Alcohol. Sex. But eating became the one thing I could look forward to. Count on to get me through. There were stretches when the highlight of my week was a favorite meal and a nevw episode of TOP CHEF. Sometimes that was enough. Had to be. And I put on weight. Big f--king deal. One day, out for a hike in Los Angeles witha friend, we crossed paths with a film crew shooting a reality show. Unbeknownst to me, paparazzi were circling. They took my picture, and the photos were published alongside images of me from another time in my career. "Hunk To Chunk." "Fit To Flab." Etc. My mother has one of those "friends" who's always the first to bring you bad news. They clipped one of these articles from a popular national magazine and mailed it to her. She called me, concerned. In 2010, fighting for my mental health, it was the last thing I needed. Long story short, I survived. So do those pictures. I'm glad. Now, when I see that image of me in my red t shirt, a rare smile on my face, I am reminded of my struggle. My endurance and my perseverance in the face of all kinds of demons. Some within. Some without. Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist. Anyway. Still. Despite. The first time I saw this meme pop up in my social media feed, I have to admit, it hurt to breathe. But as with everything in life, I get to assign meaning. And the meaning I assign to this/my image is Strength. Healing. Forgiveness. Of myself and others. If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available. Reach out. Text. Send an email. Pick up the phone. Someone cares. They're waiting to hear from you. Much love . -W.M. drethelin: legally-bitchtastic: funniest-stuff: Great lesson in empathy, you never know what someone is going through. “And I put on weight. Big f–ing deal” is gonna be my new mantra Wentworth Miller is really good
Anaconda, At-St, and Chicago: Clara Belle Williams, the first black graduate of New Mexico State University. Many or her professors would not allow her inside the class room, she had to take notes from the hallway; she was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma. She became a great teacher, of black students by day, and by night she taught their parents (former slaves) home economics. she lived past 100, after her death, NMSU renamed the English Department building after her. Clara Belle Williams was born in Texas in 1885. She was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Prairie New Normal and Independent College, now (Prairie View A & M University) in 1908. Williams enrolled at the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in the fall of 1928, after taking some courses at the University of Chicago. While she worked as a teacher at Booker T. Washington School in Las Cruces, she also took college courses during the summer. Most of Williams professors did not allow her inside the classroom because she was Black. But that didn’t stop Clara. She had to take notes from the hallway–standing up! That’s right, she wasn’t even given a chair to sit in many of those classes. She was also not allowed to walk with her class to get her diploma because of the segregation laws. Despite what they did or said against her, she still graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from NMSU in 1937 at the age of 51. Williams went on to continue her education beyond her graduation date, taking graduate-level classes well into the 1950s. She married Jasper Williams in 1917. The couple raised three sons. She urged her sons to do well in school and succeed in higher education. All three of her children went to college and graduated with medical degrees. One attended Howard University Medical School in Washington D.C and the two other children graduated from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. They founded the Williams Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. . Her eldest son Dr. Jasper Williams, was chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Bernard Hospital in Chicago, a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, past president of the Cook County Physicians Association, and a founding director of the Seaway National Bank of Chicago, now the country’s largest black-owned bank. So you see, if it wasn’t for Clara’s dedication and perseverance, we would have never seen such excellence. via blackdoctor.org ClaraBelleWilliams theblaquelioness

Clara Belle Williams was born in Texas in 1885. She was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Prairie New Normal and Independent Coll...

Fresh, Funny, and Life: SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE NOT GIFTED THEY JUST WORK HARD AND THEN SUCCEED ON PURPOSE.. MILLIONAIRE MENTOR Funny thing is, American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. Did you know that?We test our kids to determine if they’re gifted, then put them in specialized educational programs designed to maximize their giftedness. We search for prodigies and follow them as celebrities. We search our successful entrepreneurial heroes for their giftedness, and then look to replicate their special qualities. Let’s get more educated: 🤔 What does it mean to be gifted? In general, being “gifted” means having intellectual abilities well above the average. People who are considered gifted often have better pattern recognition skills than average, which can make them better equipped to take a fresh approach to problems or recognize an opportunity on the horizon. - What truly creates success? There’s a popular quote from G. K. Nielsen that says, “Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, and then succeed on purpose.” Successful entrepreneurs are those who work harder, longer, and smarter than those around them. They recognize success in those that work with them, and plan for both long and short term problems and successes. They make life much more interesting for everyone and surround themselves with quirky things. - While intellectual or interpersonal gifts might help a person succeed at business, there’s no way to succeed in business without serious, intense, ongoing effort. Running a business takes intelligence, perseverance, the ability to wear many different hats and juggle a variety of priorities. 🔥 What do you guys think? Are successful people gifted or they just work hard? Leave a comment below! - gifted success hardwork millionairementor

Funny thing is, American society is obsessed with the concept of giftedness. Did you know that?We test our kids to determine if they’re gift...

Bad, Empire, and Fail: SUCCESSDIARIES YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO BECOME WHAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN If you feel like you're too old to achieve your dreams or feel like your time has past, this post is for you. The other night I was reading the incredible life story of Colonel Sanders. If you're struggling with failure or feel you are too old to accomplish your dreams, you need to read this below... - At age 5 his father died. - His step-father and him had a bad relationship. - In seventh grade he dropped out of school. - At age 13 he left home. - By the age of 17 he had already lost 4 jobs. - He got married when he was 18 and had a son who died from infected tonsils. - Later his wife left him since he couldn't keep a job. - He joined the army, but was discharged 4 months later. - He was a railroad conductor, but got fired. - He applied for law school and got rejected. - He became a fireman and later got fired. - He became a lawyer, but lost his license after a courtroom brawl. - He became an insurance agent and again got fired. - At the age of 65 he retired his life up until this point was nothing but failure. - He decided to commit suicide, but he again failed. - One day he decided to write out a will, but instead of writing what he would pass on when he died he wrote down what he would accomplish with his life. - During the Great Depression he began serving chicken dishes out of his living quarters it became such a big hit that he opened a restaurant. - With his recipe he went door to door selling his chicken. He gained so much popularity that he was commissioned as Kentucky Colonel. - Later, he acquired a motel that he attached a restaurant to. That was burnt down by a fire shortly after. - He went back to work on his chicken recipe and got a job cooking - He later started the franchise Kentucky Fried Chicken and built his empire. - The story of Colonel Sanders is a powerful one of perseverance. No matter how many times you fail in life. No matter how old you become. You can always do what you have dreamed of. - Think if he would have given up after any of his failures. Think if he would of actually committed suicide. Think if at age 65 he stayed retired and just coasted until death. Never ever ever give up!!!

If you feel like you're too old to achieve your dreams or feel like your time has past, this post is for you. The other night I was reading ...