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Good Stuff

This is the page for things I run across that I love. I DO NOT HAVE ANY affiliation with any of these except my own Facebook Support Group-Realistic Support for Chronic Illness, Addiction Recovery, & Mental Illness. All others on this page are completely separate from me (Candida Reece,) and Written by Dida. I do not receive anything from them for putting this information up. I have informed them they are on the page, but that’s pretty much it. Local businesses and websites listed here have done something to stand out, and I feel they deserve to be recognized.

Warning: I have many reasons why I follow people on social media, but there are three main reasons- either they are just real, they post great information, or the general message they send is to just be better somehow- whether that’s through positive self-image, confidence, being kind, acceptance, or any other way. I love diversity, so you’re going to find a wide variety of personality types. Some are appropriate for anyone, others may be a bit much for some people, but I see awesomeness in them all. Sometimes life is about sunshine and rainbows, sometimes it’s about rage and swearing- and everything in between. I’ve devised a sort of rating system just so you have an idea-

* = some mature topics covered

** =some videos can be considered explicit due to subject matter, language, or style of dance



Realistic Support for Chronic Illness, Addiction Recovery, & Mental Illness
– The official support group of Written by Dida. I started this group for anyone that needs support, so please drop in.


Write Better, Blog Better: Writing Support for Bloggers
This group has so many great resources for bloggers. The founder, Rigel Celeste, is a wonderful writer, and so helpful when you have a blogging-related problem. Her blog link is listed below, so go check it out when you have time, and if you’re a writer, join this group!
Rigel Celeste


Smorez Travel- This is a local travel agent friend of mine, but she can book for anywhere


Officially Mom-ing You
– A blog about life as a parent. She is very real and down to earth, with recipes and cleaning tips to help other parents.

April of Spring- A personal friend/local artist who does beautiful work. Go check her out.

Juggling The Jenkins Blog– A mom who blogs about parenting and her battle with addiction, and journey of recovery. She also does speaking engagements about her story to inspire others to get clean. If you want to purchase her book, below is my Amazon Associate link. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn from any qualifying purchases you make, at no extra cost to you:


Websites & Online Businesses

Fibromyalgiaresources.com – An informative website with both personal stories and informative articles. The focus is Fibromyalgia, but it also covers other chronic illnesses. Take a look when you can.

StrangeLand Oddities– Visual Journalists/Professional media relations team. Very talented.

Smorez travel The official website

Benefit Medical Apparel- Veteran Owned scrub company that was started because they wanted to make a more comfortable, and better fitting, active-wear type of scrub. Jerold Castle is an official ambassador for Benefit Medical and has given me a code for anyone to use for 10% off- BMAA2078.


Blogs

Holes In Your Socks-Cheerfully bumbling through “momhood” Rigel Celeste’s personal blog about being a mom.


Juggling The Jenkins*- A mom who blogs about parenting and her battle with addiction, and journey of recovery. She also does speaking engagements about her story to inspire others to get clean. (Link for her book above in the Facebook section)

Officially Mom-ing You– A blog about life as a parent. She is very real and down to earth, with recipes and cleaning tips to help other parents.

Rachel Shoyer– Wonderfully inspiring person with a great attitude towards life. I respect and admire the way she talks about her accident and the resulting injury.

Artflexology– Some of the most beautiful artwork I’ve ever seen. I urge you to go look when you have a moment.

StrangeLand Oddities– Visual Journalists/Professional media relations team. Very talented.

hawkhatesyou**- maybe a bit much for some, but I love her videos, overall free spirit, adorable daughter, amd obvious sarcasm💜

GingerJuliet/Chaleece Leckron- Such a beautiful soul with gorgeous red hair. She has had to battle medical issues, and speaks about her condition and many other subjects.💜

Amber-michele*- Generally seems to care about people (along with the rest of the #tiktokdancecrew.) So naturally graceful. Love her dance videos💜

xGingerx (Lauren Maxam)– Another very real person to follow. Proud of her gorgeous red hair and generally down to earth💜*


Officially Mom-ing You– very real and down to earth, with recipes and cleaning tips to help other parents.

Rigel Celeste -Holes In Your SocksCheerfully bumbling through “momhood” Rigel Celeste’s personal blog about being a mom.


Juggling The Jenkins*- A mom who blogs about parenting and her battle with addiction, and journey of recovery. She also does speaking engagements about her story to inspire others to get clean. (Link for her book above in the Facebook section)

Officially Mom-ing you– very real and down to earth, with recipes and cleaning tips to help other parents.

StrangeLand Oddities– Visual Journalists/Professional media relations team. Very talented.

Lauren Maxam*- Another very real person to follow. Proud of her gorgeous red hair and generally down to earth💜*

GingerJuliet– Such a beautiful soul with gorgeous red hair. She has had to battle medical issues, and speaks about her condition and many other subjects.💜


@Fibromyalgi5cte– The flipboard account for FibromyalgiaResources.com


StrangeLand Oddities– Visual Journalists/Professional media relations team. Very talented.


Soundcloud

Toi Kiera- ** A local musician/friend. Hip-Hop/LGBT Rap🏳️‍🌈

Video

My Sorrow by Toi Kiera

TikTok

In general, TikTok is not meant for those under the age of 13. Many accounts specifically say they prefer you be 18 or older to view. TikTok is generally uncensored unless reported, so you have everything from people dancing to people teaching religion, and everything in between. I plan to have at least one account from just about every “type” on here by the time I’m done because I can find greatness everywhere💜

@jugglingthejenkins-* A mom who blogs about parenting and her battle with addiction, and journey of recovery. She also does speaking engagements about her story to inspire others to get clean. (Link for her book above in the Facebook section)

@officiallymomingyou– very real and down to earth, with recipes and cleaning tips to help other parents. Hilarious videos that are always relatable.

@amber.michele* -Generally seems to care about people (along with the rest of the #tiktokdancecrew.) So naturally graceful. Love her dance videos💜

@hawkhatesyou**- Wild and fun videos, and just offensive enough that I love it because too many people sacrifice realism for the sake of not offending anyone. She does not💜

@laurenmaxam*- Another very real person to follow. Proud of her gorgeous red hair and generally down to earth💜*

@gingerjuliet– Such a beautiful soul with gorgeous red hair. She has had to battle medical issues, and speaks about her condition and many other subjects.💜

@shamaine30** Great dancer with fun videos and cute family. Part of the TikTok dance crew💜

@the_amazing_ant*- Love how he tries to make a point of being against the bullies & being generally kind to people. Another dancer with great videos that attract all kinds of duets💜

@rachelnubsshroyer-Wonderfully inspiring person with a great attitude towards life. I respect and admire the way she talks about her accident and the resulting injury.

@homeinteriors– Showcasing unique and eclectic home interior designs, DIY, & decor.


Local Businesses

The Marigold is a new sober space and arts and music venue in downtown Huntington.
1325 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV
681-378-3073

Café Appalachia By nourishing the body and the mind through quality food and service to others, the Cafe is providing a holistic approach to helping West Virginians
206 D. Street
South Charleston, WV
681.265.5160

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