✨Seeing success in action invigorates all of us and then reduces our belief that the ability to accomplishing something is impossible. ~Hal Elron ✨
It's Sunday night. Most of us are getting ready to head into another work week. Our feeling for our job probably ranges somewhere between "Can't bear to think of it any sooner than I have to" and "Can't wait to get there, I've been looking forward to this since Friday". Where do you fall? 🤔
This amazing lady allowed herself to dream that she could build a life that would allow her to jump off that hamster wheel, choose an opportunity that would give her that "Can't wait to get there" feeling, let her stay on permanent maternity leave with her sweet baby, all while sharing this with others wanting to make a change. And I can't thank her enough for dreaming big and showing us it's possible. 😘😘😘
He loves that I love Christmas 🎄 it really is a magical time of year, if you allow it to be. I mean if you learn anything from watching home alone, you know that being with family is the greatest gift of all. 🎁 #christmas #magic #merrychristmas #summer
🥺During the storm, you can’t even begin to imagine daylight again.
🙁I felt like this during the worst of my anxiety & constantly felt down about myself & how I felt.
😊When I look back on how low I have felt (not all are a distant memory yet) I realise how far I have come.
🔅I don’t wish my journey was easier or different, only that I had the belief that it would get better.
🔅I have made my hardships, my biggest triumphs & I want that for you too.
🔅Don’t let the storm make you forget that the sunshine will come.🔅
-Anything is possible.
-Everything can change.
-Your future can be whatever you choose it to be - & I say that from knowing what it takes to turn your life around & make the best of some horrible situations.
🔅😘Bottom line - the storm passes & the sun will shine again 😘🔅
So yesterday I asked you to give the mean girl in your head a nickname. And I am going to explain why...
I have this habit I wanted to share with you, that shuts down that meanies voice in your head.
So I like to imagine the mean girl in my head as a person. Now, when a person is a bully (like the voice in our head), we can often understand it’s because they need or needed so much more love & care. When someone is missing happiness & love in their life, they will search for safety & belonging. By convincing you that you’re unworthy, undeserving & unlovable the bully can feel safe, because they’ve managed to manipulate us into believing those thoughts are true. They feel safe because they have control over you. They experience belonging because they have a purpose (bringing you down). Are you following me so far?
So...if you knew the reason a bully was acting this way because all they needed was love, care and attention...how would you act?
You’d find it in your heart to act with compassion and kindness. Because that’s what you value most.
Here’s what I did for my bully. I wrote her a love letter. I explained that I understood her, that I am grateful for the lessons she was teaching me (which is hard to think of, but Barb/Anxiety taught me a lot) and I explained to her how much I loved her.
Now I am sure Barb was stunned, because the more I wrote her these letters, the less noise she made.
I’d love for you to write a letter to your mean girl. Tell her you love her and see what happens. Make it a practise EVERY month & watch what happens!
I am going to talk about this more tomorrow so you understand why this truly works. But until then...happy writing!
#journalprompts #dailyjournal #journaljunkie #anxietyjournal #innercritic #innervoice #selfloveisthebestlove #selfloveiskey #loveisalwaystheanswer #lovekills #anxietywarrior #anxietyfree #anxietysurvivor #anxietyrelief #selfcareadvice #selfcarematters #metime #confidencetips #confidentwomen #happygirl #motivationalpost #lovehertopieces #anxietycoach #confidencecoach #lifecoachforwomen #successcoach #strongwomen
Feeling overwhelmed? Anxious?
✨ I just tried this this morning and it was so helpful!
✨ Notice what is coming up for you in your body and in your mind.
✨ What do you feel?
✨ You are OK.
✨ It will pass.
✨ How often does your brain automatically go to the negative?
✨ Who is ready to TRY something else and feel better?
However way you spend your Sunday, make sure that you spend it doing the things that you like doing, not the things that you don’t. Remember, Sundays are as special as you are.☀️
🌅 Beautiful Colorado Sunset last night
While in Colorado Springs on our way to put gas I caught this absolutely stunning sunset! Got to spend tom with our family and celebrate Christmas with them early! 💕
This time of year is always my favorite, you get time with family and friends and get to make memories that last forever! ✨Our New Journey!✨ This year Thomas and I have made a decision, we are finally financially stable after the crazy wedding stuff. That we have decided we want to grow our family. Sadly it won’t be easy this time around for me to get pregnant; I have to do fertility treatment due to my PCOS. We are so excited to share and start this amazing new journey with you all. We have decided to start treatment this week. Starting probably Wednesday.
We have talked about how we want to grow our family and with us being financially stable after wedding stuff and getting a raise at my job, we decided it was time. God is amazing and I know he will bless us with a beautiful baby (or babies). On this journey we ask that you all pray for us and send great vibes our way! We are so excited (and wyat is super excited) it is all he can talk about; having a baby brother or sister! 💖 We love you all and are so grateful for all the love and support from our amazing family and our amazing friends! #ttcjourney #ttcwithpcos #pcoswarrior #pcosfighter #myhusband #ilovemyson #ilovemymechanic #ilovemylife #mamaofaboy #proverbs31woman #proverbs31wife #newjourney #anxietysurvivor #survior #mentalabusesurvivor #ilovejesuschrist #jesuschrist #bodyisatempleofgod #godsword
Aos 31 anos DIRIGI um carro sem medo. Hoje, aqueles que me amam, me ajudaram a transformar um dos meus maiores medos em adrenalina, fúria, coragem, atrevimento, determinação. Mas tbm percebi que uma máquina nas mãos de uma mente com problemas é extremamente perigosa, quase autodestrutiva. Eu não pensei no medo, no perigo, na falta de experiência, em nada. Havia fogo nos meus olhos e eu só queria me arriscar. Se arriscar é sempre um caminho sem volta e com inúmeras consequências. Uma corrida em alta velocidade com curvas sinuosas... #anxietysurvivor #anxieties #ansiedade #ansiosa #panicking #panic #panico #psiquiatria #monstros #psicologiaporamor #coragem #monster #hurt #psicanalise #quot #quotesdaily #depressão #psicologiahospitalar #depression #quoteoftheday #help #lifequotes #frases #mensagens #psicologia #medo #sindrome #sindromedopanico #courage
Always remember that this too shall pass. Our reality is temporary and always changing. 🙏🌸✌️ #thistooshallpass
Life Lesson’s #4
How to return to feeling good
I had everything packed and ready for a day out, but I woke up feeling quite special. Head cold and both eyes hurt, feeling like a zombie Mum. This calls for a day on the couch watching Christmas movies like home alone 1, 2 & 3 on repeat. Tristan is obsessed!
Late night thoughts unleashed. Trigger warning: suicide ⚠️
Last night I was watching Anthony Bourdain and it struck me just how lacking suicide and mental health awareness really are in the day to day
After celebrities take their own lives the world news breaks and all our eyes open up while our minds ponder how this could happen. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD are given a moment of attention as counseling clinics and hotlines are recognized
But just as quickly the moment is gone...
On average, there were 123 suicides completed yesterday
123 people whom didn’t make the news. 123 people who have family and loved ones that will be planning a funeral instead of celebrating Christmas. 123 people who found the most permanent way to end their pain
So heres a little psycho education for you today; signs of suicidal ideation in a friend or family member:
talking about suicide or death in general
talking about "going away"
talking about feeling hopeless or feeling guilty
pulling away from friends or family and losing the desire to go out
having no desire to take part in favorite activities
having trouble concentrating or thinking clearly
experiencing changes in eating or sleeping habits
engaging in self-destructive behavior (drinking alcohol, taking drugs, or driving too fast, for example)
Myth: Asking a friend if they have thought about killing themself will put that idea in their head
My heart goes out to the 123 families that lost a loved one yesterday. And the 123 that will face the same tragedy today
Reminder: You are loved. You are worthy of your place on this earth. You are capable of making it through this bad time. As cliche as it sounds....it gets better
#suicideprevention #22soldiers #123angels #simplymoments #livepreciously #mentalhealthsupport #anxietysurvivor #semicolonproject #personaldevelopmentjunkie #counselingworks #checkonafriend #anxietywarrior #depressedquotes #ptsdawareness
Your anxiety is lying to you!
✨ You are smart.
✨ You are beautiful.
✨ You are WORTHY!
✨ You are strong.
✨ You are loved and supported.
✨ Tag someone who needs this message today!
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- day 15
“So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.”—Marilyn Monroe
This sweet boy had his 12 month check up this week (he's already 13 months ☺️ #3rdchildproblems
His height percentile was up to 22%, and his weight percentile was down to 92%. Yes. You read that right 😆 .
Oh and his cuteness is still off the chart 😍💙 #elliotjames #12monthcheckup #cutebaby
Life Lesson’s #3
Common & interesting topics from my coaching sessions
Authentic Self Map
Remembering how to feel good
Different Learning Styles Within Families
The only way out is through! Like all struggles, freedom doesn’t come from avoidance. It comes from walking through the fire with the intention of growth, understanding and healing. ❤️🌸🙏 #healing #your #anxiety
One of my favorite things about the holiday season is connecting with people. Making the time to sit down, enjoy a beer and catch up on life during the hustle and bustle is so important. Thanks for the girl date @goingthewangway
There are silent warriors EVERYWHERE amongst us. Illnesses are masked and bravery is not always on display. Since beginning my crisis counselling studies I have been taken aback on more occasions than I ever imagined possible by the uncovering of SILENT WARRIORS! You are all so strong, you are all suffering, you are all amazing, and sooooo importantly - none of you are alone! #alwayshereforyou #warriors
And some days I choose pizza 🍕 and Every. Single. Bite. Was delicious!! 😋
The girls and Daniel love it too! We don't get it too often, but when we do, it's usually from @costco
It’s that time of year again...
✨ The holidays can be a time of stress and sadness for a lot of people.
✨ Many times the holidays can leave us feeling more alone, judged by family, or just financially stressed!
✨ For those of us to struggle with anxiety or depression, the holidays can sometimes heighten our symptoms.
✨ What stresses you out the most about the holiday season?
✨ COMMENT BELOW!
Don’t forget to be Fearless in pursuit of your own goals! ⠀
So many times we focus on things we have to do for work, for our families, and we forget about ourselves!
We must take care of us as well or else we will get totally rundown. It’s so easy to do as moms too; to get rundown and forget about us. ⠀
Did you FOCUS on you this week???See how a bit of time for you each day feels 😉
Totally not the best day but these cuddles are doing both of us some good. The little man had his needles and i woke up with a head cold and a nice red sore eye. I honestly don’t know where I got this from, both my kids are clear eyed and healthy. 😷🤧 let’s hope it starts and ends with me...but as you know these things usually travel through the whole family 😵😥 #wewillsurvive
The reason intrusive thoughts seem like they are so real is because the part of you that is having the thoughts is blended with you. This part has taken hold of your consciousness and you are seeing, thinking, feeling and experiencing life through its eyes.
#intrusivethoughts #ifstherapy #partswork
I have a million things I need to get done before we start our Christmas adventures next week.
I can fill my anxiety starting to build, letting things I can’t control stress me out, and pretty much just a hot mess.
But as I’m walking upstairs today to lay Jaymes down for her nap she looks at me and asks “mommy, you rock me”
My heart melted, and of course I rocked her to sleep and just sat there admiring her gorgeous face.
It made me stop and think about how grateful I am for this. I’ll never get this time back. It made me think, I need to stop and smell the roses more often!
#grateful #stopandsmelltheroses #enjoythemoment #girlmom #anxietysurvivor #igotthis #hotmessmom
Well nothing has changed, Santa is still a little scary for my first born. Many parents would be upset that their child didn’t smile, but I look at these photos and remember the real emotion. It’s just too cute and funny!
You wanna know what living life to the fullest actually is?
It’s waking up on a Monday with no complaints.
It’s knowing you always deserve to laugh.
It’s doing what feels right, no matter what.
It’s doing what you want to, no matter how stupid you look.
It’s about being yourself, because no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong.💫