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321/365 | violent meltdowns are the worst. I’m plagued with shame and guilt for whatever I’ve said and done during the episode. My body is bruised and scratched and sore, and my brain feels like I’m not real at all... This is so hard. We’re trying to look into private treatment. I’m all mixed up about that. About where I am. How I want to recover. It’s so much and I don’t feel like a capable, functioning adult at all. I fear that everyone undermines me because of my illness; that no one takes me seriously because they see my reactions as immature and unreliable. In reality, I fear so strongly because I care so deeply. Sometimes I wish I didn’t. . . . #poem #poetry #mentalhealth #mentalillness #gad #generalizedanxietydisorder #depersonalization #derealization #disassociation #sensoryoverload #sensorymeltdown #panicattack #panicdisorder #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthwarrior #depression #recoveryjourney #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #poetryofinstagram
I have a question... 🤨❓ . Do you struggle to keep yourself accountable in your daily life!? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Whether it’s fitness🏋🏻‍♀️, clean eating🥙, time management⏱, organization📊, or money management💵, it’s so hard to make time for it and make yourself do it!! . I’ve been there! And believe it or not I still struggle with it!! But I have found that if I have other people to keep me accountable, and I use the tools that I have to keep myself accountable, I’m much more productive, and able to focus more! . This afternoon I announced that the exclusive preregistration for my October wellness boot camp is open!! But I only have 5 spots open for preregistration! The program we are going to be doing was just announced on our team call tonight! So I’ll be sharing more information about it throughout the rest of this week! . But for now here’s what I can tell you!! You will get me as your coach for 1 on 1 support and accountability! You will check in with me daily and I will give you a meal plan that fits your personal goals, a budget friendly grocery list, delicious recipes, and an amazing workout plan that promises results as long as you put in the work! You get access to a years worth of workouts (it’s just like Netflix only for workouts) 30 days supply of dense superfood shakes that are super delicious, plus you are encouraged to be your wack weird self!! Like what could be better!? . My boot camps are the way I don’t let myself get overwhelmed with everything I have to do in the day! I am held accountable to show up DAILY because it’s necessary to keep my sanity! 😂I need accountability just as much as you and that is why this program works so well! . Are you going to take the leap of faith and join me this month??? There are only 5 spots open and they will fill quickly! I know you feel like you have tried it all! The gym, cleanses, diet pills, and every other extreme! I’ve been there too! They don’t work but this does! . You are capable of so much more than you could ever imagine! So put yourself to the test and see just how much you can accomplish in 4 short weeks! Drop a 💪🏼 below!!
THE CLICKING TOCK: Torry only lived for 16 years; that is a very short time to live. His death opened my eyes to the clock. We all have only a certain amount of time on this earth. Please ask yourself these 3 questions. 1. Am I blessing the world with my gift? 2. Am I building Satan’s kingdom or God’s kingdom ? 3. Do I view God as an angry master or a loving father? How you view God strongly correlates to how deep your relationship can go with him. He wants to love on you like a loving father would💙
I don't know where I would be without my faith. After my traumas, in the times where the pain was so bad, I would just lie in bed and pray. Lie in bed, in the dark, and ask God to help me make it through to the next day. I have seen and felt Him lift the heavy blanket of darkness over the years, and He has been faithful. He is my safe place. My constant source of strength and safety, in my world where safety hasn't been the familiar. I am so thankful. 🤗 Still a Queen 👑✊. #faithheals #faithlife #faithlifestyle #traumasurvivor #posttraumatic #traumahurts #godslove #safeplace #yegmentalhealth #trustinggoddaybyday #trustinggod #myhope #hopeinchrist #godheals #thankfullness #thankgodforlife #ptsd #godsstrength #relyongod #lighthouseart #youraisemeup #godsunfailinglove #overcomers #abusesurvivor #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthsupport #iamstrong
The hair struggle is real...I attempted 2 bleach my hair a few months ago which was a complete failure & I had completely fried ends, but didn’t want to start over on the whole hair growing process...I dealt with my damaged, fried mess of a mop & cried on the inside as it continued breaking off every time I wet it...finally today I was over it. I would rather have it shorter & healthy than longer & stringy! I was actually surprised that my hairdresser didn’t need to cut it shorter or completely buzz it. Fresh start, new beginning, it is only hair & I am lucky enough that it will grow back! Now time to find my cute headbands! #shorthair #shorthairstyles #over40 #beatingdepression #healthyhair #healthyhairjourney #curlygirl #curlygirls #curlygirlsrock #bodypositivity #innerbeauty #loveyourself #over40style #over40beauty #smile #mentalhealthjourney
Tuesday Tips from the Admins🎥🎥: don’t mind my Christmas pajamas in September🤣 if you are grieving...finding a routine and something to get out of bed 🛏 for is SO important, even if it’s only for a few minutes of day. Jasper 🐶 gave me purpose during my darkest days.❤️ #stopsuicide #suicidelosssurvivor #suicideprevention
• last night I made a lapse in judgment and decided to not take my sleeping pills; I desperately wanted to feel in control and felt it would be nice to not have to rely on them. How did it work out? See the above picture taken at 3:47am. I’m not going to beat myself up over this decision, but I am going to learn from it. While my decision to not take my medication was to help me feel in control, I can’t even begin to describe the amount of control I felt I had lost last night. I felt like a prisoner stuck in my own body, tired yet restless. For those who struggle with anxiety and sleep disturbances, you can relate to that horrible feeling I’m talking about. So tonight I am going to practice self-care; I have taken my medication (as prescribed by my doctor), practiced 30 minutes of meditation and will be calling it a night shortly. I will begin tomorrow rested and ready to conquer the day. •
*potentially triggering* * * * * After seeing topics on Facebook of the loss people have had from friends/family who have died from suicide it made me begin to question about the survivors. Ass you all know in my post "Stigma & That Quote" I talked about it. But seeing these posts made me question a lot of things about us, the survivors. I hope to get this post out soon but I'm very excited to talk about this. I'll keep you guys posted! Xoxo Brit #bipolar2 #depression #anxiety #blog #mentalhealth #alone #supportneeded #bipolarsupport #bipolar2support #mentalwellness #mentalhealthjourney #lonely #sad #mentalwellnessblog #mentalhealthjourneyblog #depressionblog #anxietyblog #bipolarblog #bipolar2blog #bipolar2support #bipolartwoblog #bipolarjourney #personalblog
I haven't told anyone this story except for close family/friends, but in August I went to the hospital with signs of a heart attack. - I was just hanging out watching Netflix when my heart started racing and I had a heartrate close to 130bpm without much movement for over 30min. My arms tingled, my ears turned red, I had trouble catching my breath. - Heart attack symptoms are different in women then they are in men. For women you don't always get the obvious pain in chest and falling over...it can be more subtle. - I told my brother and his girlfriend who were home at the time what I was going through so if I did pass out they could call 911. After half an hour of these symptoms my bro said it's time to go to the hospital. - At the hospital they immediately monitored my heart. It was a strong reading so I was able to sit in the waiting room until they were ready for a blood test. 3 hours later I had all my tests done and a doctor came to follow up with me. - It ended up being a panic attack, not a heart attack, thankfully. But it scared the shit out of me. - I have had anxiety attacks before but was always aware what it was because it had an emotional trigger. This was a true panic attack that came out of no where (that I'm concious of) and gave me heart-attack-like symptoms. - I started taking CBD oil because I heard it was good for anxiety. And I'm so thankful it worked, because after starting it I have felt much calmer, much more in balance. - I still feel anxiety coming on now and then when I take a stimulant like coffee. It's an emotion just like being sad or happy so it can be triggered and you can't get rid of it all together. But CBD oil has been such an amazing tool in my quest to find relief. Actually, it helped so much I joined in on selling it because I can stand behind it so strongly. So thankful to have found CBD oil🙏🏻🧡🌿 - #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthjourney #CBDforthepeople #balance #harmony #relief #naturalmedicine #alternativemedicine #plantmedicine #nohigh #healthylifehappylife #liveinbalance #balanceyoursystem #anxietyrelief #mystory #myjourney #healthymind #healthybody #healthylifestyle #weightlossjourney #canadiangirl
“Just make sure you do what makes you happy” .....What makes you happy hey....well to be honest I thought I was doing what makes me happy, because I was just doing what I do, what I have always done, and doing what “Lou” does . . But when my anxiety only got worse and nothing seemed to be getting rid of it, after trying every type of strategy/coping mechanism, I realised that maybe what I thought was “me doing what makes me HAPPY” was actually a load of bullshit . . I realised that my #anxiety was trying to tell me something. It was like... . . “Knock, knock...” . “Who’s there?” . “It’s your Anxiety” . “Anxiety WHO?” . “Anxiety here to tell you to stop fucking living your life to please everyone else, stop doing what you “think” you have to do and have to be, ask yourself WHY you are worried about all the small shit, figure out what TRUELY makes you happy, find who you truely are and OWN that shit” . . My journey to find the root cause of my anxiety started with me asking myself, HONESTLY, what makes me Happy 💙😄 . . And this is coming from someone that NEVER wrote shit down. So I honestly encourage you, even if you don’t like writing shit down, to do this. And do it honestly. Not what you “think” you should write. No one needs to see this but you. (In my case, everyone will see mine, but I want to share this with you because it was the starting point to me conquering my anxiety)💪🏼
This is how I feel today! . Half like a fierce woman who has conquered her to do list, half like I could blow up at any given moment over nothing. . Life won't always go your way that's just how it is. But it is completely okay to be angry, upset or annoyed by having to dodge another van full of lemon shaped bricks. . Ride through those tough days, accept the feelings and process them. It's okay to be raging with the world for no real reason, hell maleficent caused mayhem because she wasn't invited to a party ... Just don't curse any children and you'll be okay! . We got this guys 💚 . #maleficent #whenlifegivesyoulemons #youvegotthis #fiercewomen #disneycosplay
New YouTube video up! Depression and anxiety hurt, when people don’t understand what you’re going through- that hurts too. In this video I explain what I’ve realized and how that helps me. I’d love for anyone who needs this to see it. I’m not in this for money or the number of subscribers, I just want hope to go to those who need it. If you know someone who would benefit please feel free to share with them (link in bio). Mental illness can be crippling and isolating. Let’s shine light into the darkness so hope and joy can spread. Thanks sweet friends 💗 . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthadvocate #overcome #hope #helpfordepression #helpforanxiety #overcomedepression #overcomeanxiety #noshame #notalone #youtube #newyoutuber #christianyoutuber #mentalhealthjourney #hopeandhealing
"The pain stopped, and I immediately rolled over onto my side. I curled my knees tightly to my chest and continued to sob. I was unable to process what had just happened. Instead of running away or calling for help, the only thing I could do was freeze and sob. I had no idea where Noah had gone. I only knew that he was no longer hurting me. When I realized that he could still be in bed with me, I quickly stifled my sobs, which was more difficult than I’d anticipated. Eventually, though, the tears stopped, exhaustion took over and I fell into a fitful sleep." -R. MacCeile 2018 We meet Rebecca at the tender age of eight as she is exposed to the dark side of humanity for the very first time during the height of the late 90's drug epidemic. The impact of which left her reeling many years later. Especially so when she entered the world of dating, and met a man who seemed to be a ghost from her past. Follow along as Rebecca discovers her #resilience after a haunting, abusive past. She not only #survives , but #thrives with an insurmountable sense of #optimism , #tenacity and #hope . See what others are saying about Candy Apple Butterscotch: #onsalenow via #kindledirectpublishing . #linkinbio 👉💻 ALSO those with an #amazonprime subscription can check it out for FREE via #kindlelendinglibrary for a limited time!#nonfictionbooks #mentalhealthjourney #metoo #ptsdsurvivor #independentpublishing #authorsofinstagram #nonfictionbooks #bookreview #bookrecommendations
LIKE ALL MOMENTS, THIS IS ONE you’ll look back on with kinder eyes. Without the colour-coded list of rejections and without the mice swarming you in the dark. You will recall the trails that once felt new, the stranger singing through your bedroom wall, the relief of living outside the circus, and you will wish you were there—right here—again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mentalhealthblog #wordsastherapy
The first reading I have done in a long time, the only way I knew how to care for myself this evening. A work email left me broken and hurt. The middle cards just simply answers "HELP" the Creator of Bells Rx tells me that it is a toxic battle, one that is fought only seeing things as in good-bad and right-wrong. I have to look at the nuances, and need them in return. What do I need to accept? 8 of Bells Rx, it is too much, I need to look at what is really happening, and not the stories I tell myself about what is happening. What can I do? Ace of Bells Rx, focus on what inspires you, I need to find just a few things, hone in on what makes my heart swell and go for that, start from there. Featuring the gorgeous #Numinoustarot
CARROT CAKE MUFFINS WITH MAPLE CINNAMON GLAZE 🥕🍰🌾🍁🍃 ° In case you're at all interested in my little life, read on 😅 It's been a while since I (the self-appointed Manic Baker 🙈) have actually baked anything, and it's taken me a while to realise that my mood has had a lot to do with it. I've been on overdrive the past few weeks so I've barely noticed, but I woke up today and recognised the mixed episode I've been in for what it really is. 🌪️🌀🌪️ ° For me, and how bipolar disorder (specifically, type 2) manifests itself in my life, mixed states are an unfortunately familiar experience for me. During these states, (which can sometimes last a couple weeks for me, which is exactly as draining as it sounds 🤯😣) there is a pretty annoying and nasty meeting of my hypomania and my depressive symptoms. ° The need for food, sleep, slow, stillness, all greatly diminished. But the irritability is unbearable, the manic energy is sometimes a literal headache, and the depression is fighting me with roadblocks and signs full of dark, depressive thoughts and terrible flashbacks. My brain won't shut up, even for a minute, and even though it sometimes comes up with hilariously brilliant ideas (at least in my mind anyway 😂), it also reminds me of the underlying suicidal thoughts and bizarre delusions. Basically, it's a lot. ° But TODAY, we had all our errands run by midday today, and I felt so much calmer than yesterday (despite the crazy full moon on the horizon 🌝🌚). I also managed to: have breakfast AND lunch (pretty rare for me if I'm not working, tbh 😕), actually chill out with the Big Man, make a delicious dinner + prepare 2 others AND bake these cupcakes, all the while being in a pretty good mood. TLDR: I AM BLOODY PROUD OF MYSELF FOR NOT GIVING IN AND GIVING UP TODAY. 💎💖✨
#Day83 of #100daysofdoingitanyway Today I had a bit of a wobble with my diet, I wanted to eat everything in site, but I didn’t! I kept to my routine, and only ate my planned snacks throughout the day so that is a huge achievement. I came home and worked on my arms and abs as well! So I decided to reward myself with something different for dinner and I found this awesome recipe for once again super healthy (allotment) courgette lasagne boats, so many vegetables! The only naughty bit is the mozzarella on top so I bought the low fat just for good measure! I’m glad I didn’t crack today as I would have been disappointed, and this dinner was worth the wait! I am very surprised at my willpower at the moment as I often struggle to keep myself on track but I’m doing alright! #foodporn #healthyfood #courgettelasagneboats #courgette #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #vegetarianrecipes #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #vegetables #anxious #anxiety #anxietydisorder #anxietyblog #anxietyblogger #blog #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #writer #writing #writersofinstagram #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #stayingontrack #allotment #allotmentlife #homegrown
Hello. My name is Effie. That’s not my real name, but I’m keeping this account anonymous for my own protection, and so I can post as honestly as possible. I am currently battling with schizo-affective disorder. I am trying to be the best I can be, and wish to document my fight with others who are experiencing the same thing. This is a safe space for anyone who wishes to interact with me. Love, Effie 💘
I don't want September to end without a mention of National Suicide Prevention Month. Part of destigmatizing mental illnesses and suicide is sharing our stories! Check out the blog post @ tothegirlalmighty.com #suicideawareness #suicide #suicidepreventionmonth #suicideprevention #nami #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bethe1to #blog #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #illinoisblogger
Yep. This. I'm trying so hard to have confidence in my own abilities, but after years and years of zero confidence, it really is a struggle to believe in yourself. I can be the biggest cheerleader for everyone else, but when it comes to myself, I always seem to drop the pom poms. I guess it is all part of the journey! #selfconfidence #anxiety #mentalhealthjourney #backtoschool
Dr. Casey Noreika of Benchmark Psyche Services has a candid conversation with us about bipolar, how to spot it and how to treat it. Check out a clip from her discussion in our feed.
New vlog now on YouTube, LINK HERE AND IN BIO!! . https://youtu.be/R-IeJJhI55Y . Because of Albas allergies, we are starting her immunotherapy treatment again in the hope that's we can stop her steroids and stop the pigment change that is happening on her skin, paticularly on her face. . #chronicallysick #spanielspam #mentalhealthjourney #spoonielove #lungdisease #spoonieforlife #companiondog #youtubevlogger #chronicallyliving #youtubeblogger #mentalhealthmonday #chronicallyill #dogs_of_instagram #dogmom #spanielsarethebest #dog #spanielsoninstagram #spaniels #spooniestrong #spanielsears #dogsarethebest #animal #doglover #spoonie #dogsarefamily #spooniepets #invisibleillness #allergies #MCAS #immunotherapy
Lost Connections by Johann Hari . Excerpt: People who acheived their extrinsic goals didn't experience any increase in day-to-day happiness - none. They spent a huge amount amount of energy chasing these goals, but when they fulfilled them, they felt the same as they had at the start. But people who achieved their intrinsic goals did become significantly happier, and less depressed and anxious. . Extrinsic goals: Doing something because you'll get something out of it. These goals are about the prize at the end of the journey. Intrinsic goals: Doing something because you find value in doing it, not because you'll get something out of it. These goals are about the journey. It's all about motivation. An intrinsic goal can quickly become an extrinsic goal if your motivations change. And, I've found that a goal can weave in and out taking your feelings with it. For example, last week I was feeling badly about this Instagram and I figured out it was because I was putting value on the number of followers I have. I woke up and forgot that I was doing this because I think it's important and good. I was trying to get my value in numbers. It's so easy to do. But, as soon as I tried to shift to really looking at what I'm doing and get back to that pride I had for the work I'm putting out there, I felt better. Right now, it's a constant struggle because I am going to need "followers" to get to where I want to be but that isn't how I should value my work. The number of likes and followers isn't a barometer for how proud I should be. . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #wellnessjourney #wellnessblog #personalgrowth #ouranimalbrains #anxiety #depression #textgram #wisewords #quoteoftheday #quotestagram
Therapy? I love her! Mental health is just as important, if not more so, as physical health. The absolute most important thing in my life is my mental health. I can’t do anything if I neglect my mind. I had a therapy appointment this morning. Even though I’m currently in a fabulous place mentally, I still want to keep improving and working on myself. I always have anxiety before going in and I’m always happy I went afterward. Happy Tuesday y’all 💕 - - - #fitfam #fitgirls #therapy #therapysession #therapytime #counseling #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealth #mentalfitness #fitness #selfcare #selflove
I’ve decided to start anonymously documenting my journey with anorexia nervosa and bulimia! I can’t say I’m in recovery yet but I really really want to be 💪🏻 I’ve been wanting to make one of these accounts for a while but was too afraid of judgement on my normal social media channels. So here we go! • • • Had a day full of lots of little snacks and not a proper meal which has lead to a mini binge after work. Really feel the need to hula hoop it off or (TW) purge but making this account and following lots of you has really distracted me! It’s good to have something to focus on. Hoping to be really active soon ☺️ • • • #edrecovery #anorexia #anorexiarecovery #foodphotography #foodofinstagram #foodpics #foodporn #strongnotskinny #like4like #follow4follow #mentalhealth #mentalhealthjourney #recovery #fearfree
How do you get up so early on these cold mornings? I get that question often. . One reason why I get up is because all I have to do is go downstairs to my virtual gym. I don’t have to drive anywhere! Hello time saver! . But in all seriousness on a day like today if I had to get up and get into my car to drive to the gym there would have been no way I would have gotten it done. . Anything that I can do to save time in my mornings I am all for. Working out from home gives me the ability to spend more time with family and friends in the evening rather than spending an hour having to go to the gym. . I only have to do 30-40 Minute Workouts 4 Days a Week to get the same results I did if not better when I was spending hours in the gym. . So when you ask me why I get up so early it’s because I enjoy being able to walk downstairs to my own personal gym, in the privacy of my own home, using my own equipment on my own time. . We all have the same 24 hours in the day so you get to make that choice on how you want to spend your time! . . #athomeworkouts #workingoutfromhome #timesavingtips #noneedtogotothegym #selflovejourney #workingoutforme #mentalhealthjourney #anxietyreliever #certifiedmedicalassistant #moretimeforfamily #moretimeforme #earlytoriseearlytoshine #riseup #catmomlife 👑😻 #newhomeowner #mdi #mainelife #fallgoals #livingroomworkouts #alwayshavefun #tuesdaymotivations #itsgettingcolder
💕 Daily Inspiration and Motivation 💕 Tag your friends ❤️ All my campaign has been launched to raise Mental Health Awareness of our community.Part of the proceeds go to the Mental Health Society! 🔴👕 If you want t-shirt,hoodie, sweater, tank, phone case or mug for mental health awareness , please check the link in our bio (profile) -->mentalhealthawareness.insta 🎁 Perfect gift for your family members and friends Follow me to see more photos and videos 💕💕 Thank you so much ❤️ . . . #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthbreak #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthart #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthisreal #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthwarriors #mentalhealthquotes
Because you can never have too many autumn themed pictures! Photos by @folkstarphoto
Early NYC mornings call for dirty chai ☕️ lattes with oat milk. . When you order your coffee, what do you think about? . Are you worrying if people judge how much sugar is in it? . Do you feel like a kid if you don’t drink black coffee? . If you get whole milk, are you afraid people will think you’re fat? . Stop worrying about other people. Order what YOU want. . This applies to coffee, dinner, and drinks. . Listen to your body, what do you feel you need more of today? How can you do that for yourself? . . . #bodyimagemovement #bodyimage #beautifullyflawed #selflovespo #selfacceptance #selffulfillment #theeverydaygirl #putyourselffirst #fillyourcup #selfcaresociety #therisingtidesociety #werisebyliftingothers #selfworth #bodyconfidence #letstalkfeelings #howareyoureally #bodyacceptance #becomfortableinyourownskin #beyourownbeautiful #nobodyshaming #dontcompareyourself #embraceyourbody #selflovefirst #selflovewarrior #mentalhealthjourney #anxietycoach #yougotthisgirl #mentalhealthisreal #nowrongwaytobeawoman #nowrongway
Feeling v studious today 📖📚
#triumphanttuesday #healweek . A warm bagel with melt-y peanut butter 😋 . Honestly doesn’t feel like I’ve had many recovery wins recently... My wins have been getting smaller and smaller. But I’m trying to accept that it’s okay. Success rarely looks the same. I guess all you can do is try, and when wins are harder to see we just have to look a little harder.
“Self-doubt kills more dreams than failure ever could.” - Suzy Kassem ✼ As a survivor of both a spinal cord injury & traumatic brain injury, I can say with certainty that the greatest challenge to overcome is the recovery of your mental willpower to press through the early days, weeks & months post injury. Doctors will avoid giving you a false sense of hope, but I encourage you to give everything you have inside to not settle for what you will be told you can & can't do. So far, there hasn't been an MD in the study of the human will. No one knows the resilience you have within, maybe you don't even know, & that is an opportunity for growth & empowerment! Disability is not a weakness, but a badge of accomplishment in overcoming great trauma. ✼ If you also have a #SpinalCordInjury , #MHMM would like to hear your story about overcoming after injury. Peer support is a great way to build a community of empowerment & education. We all need to support one another & provide a platform for those who are new to the gang to know that life is not over, just different. Keep your head up, you never know who you are inspiring! ✼ ✼ ✼ #SpinalCordInjuryAwareness #SpinalCordInjujryRecovery #YouAreNotAloneInThis #InspireYourself #NeverGiveUpOnYourDreams #MotivationalPost #NeverGiveUpHope #NeverGiveUpOnYou #NeverGiveUpOnYourself #NeverDoubtYourself #MentalFitness #MentalStrength #MentalHealthQuotes #MentalHealthJourney #YourStoryIsntOverYet #YourStoryIsntOver #PositiveQuotesToday #PositiveQuotesForEveryday #PositivityAccount #MentalHealthAwareness #PositiveQuoteOfTheDay #MotivationQuoteOfTheDay #MotivationalQuotesOfTheDay #MotivationTuesday #MotivationDaily #MentalHealthIsImportant #MentalHealthSupport #MentalFocus
Reflective Tuesday’s...it’s been such a long journey for me to get to a point where pleasing everyone else is no longer a priority...learning that I am enough as I am..I have enough and I do enough. I have progressed a lot in my journey of self discovery...every day learning to accept myself as I am more and learning to love myself...to get to where I am I have been to therapy, fitness has become a big part of my wellbeing and changing my lifestyle habits has been crucial. I learn so much on the daily... To all those going through stuff and on journeys to whatever remember that -the small stuff we do matters... -there will always be ups and downs -seek help when you need it (pick up the phone, send a text, email...whatever way you are comfortable with getting in touch with someone) - learn to love yourself first -find something that brings you joy that is just yours (exercise, meditation, reading a book, whatever) #selflove #selfcare #iamenough #lifejourney #mentalhealthjourney #anxiety #anxietyfighter #mindfulness #loveyourself #seekhelp #healthjourney #fitnessjourney #learningtolovemyself #reflectivetuesday #adrenalfatiguerecovery
Some of it is nurture. Some of it is nature. Some of it is generational. Some of it is environment. However, ALL of it can be changed with our choices... .. When I look back over my life, I ask myself, where did these mixed up thoughts and feelings came from? I want to understand, why me? I look at my family and don't see reflections of my own mental state and ask myself, why am I different? .. For a long time, I chose to wallow in those feelings. I chose to feed into my own negativity and the words of others. Now, I choose to fight back. I choose to combat the negative thoughts and speak against the nay-sayers because I deserve to feel good about myself. .. What kinds of choices are YOU making? .. #quoteoftheday #qotd #quotetoself #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mentalwealth #mentalhealthjourney #coping #copingskills #copingmethods #copingmechanisms #copingtechniques #discoveringpockets
⛅️ We should all just be honest with ourselves and what our needs are. I think it starts with the little things like self care and hygiene. So many people have made the suggestion to take time for me. I used to feel like I was too busy or too tired to do those things or maybe I just didn’t feel like it. Self care is pretty important though and while image isn’t everything, I don’t wanna look like a mess because when I look it I feel it. Perfect example... when my hair isn’t in the perfect messy bun I obsess over it. Wtf it’s a messy bun right it doesn’t have to be perfect? Wrong. It bugs me all day and although it seems little, these little things build up and become one big ole cluster fuck monster. That’s what it is. Can we hash tag that? #clusterfuckmonster #ireallyjustsaidthat ⛅️ Anyway, this post was originally just gonna be a simple short and sweet little entry about self care and what I have been doing. Here it is. •Polish my nails! 💅 Used to do this once or twice a week. Trying to do that again! •Hair masks. One of my favs. I love leave in conditioners. 💁‍♀️ •making extra time in the morning to actually do my hair and makeup..not just mascara💄 •Extra coffee ☕️ No other explanation. Dunkin’ cold brew is life. Literally. #lifejuice . . . #selfcare #taketimeforyou #beauty #makeup #coffee #mentalhealthjourney #fitnessjourney #selfcareisntselfish #loveyourself #justdoit #hairandmakeup #selfcarejournal #selfcarejourney #health #fitness #fattofit #fattofitjourney #healthymindandbody #lovetheskinyourein
❌ TRIGGER WARNING ❌ Today has been really hard. I thought about suicide and how I would do it. I'm really scared I'm going to relapse. This how I feel about myself and I'm not posting any of this for attention. I hate the way I look. I am disgusted by my face and how "fat" I look. I couldn't work on my music because I think it's shit. I listen to other rappers and musicians and I just think about how crap I am compared to them. So yeah I'm not going to go on but right now my mindset is just like. "Why do I even try. I should just give up." Im sorry to be so negative. I'm just trying to be honest and keeping it real with you all. 💯 (This photo isn't from today.)
I need to clear some mental space. Last night was a #fullmoon but where were you? . . Lately I've been feeling like it's time to #refocus and shift my #priorities . . . What do you do when you've hit roadblocks?
As part of my countdown to the Mental Health Symposium, I will be sharing some facts about #mentalillness and #mentalhealth .. It’s amazing how mental illness is more prevalent than is believed, yet so many people are in hiding and ashamed. .. I hope to see YOU at the Mental Health Symposium to learn more about mental illness and mental health... YOU could help save a life! .. Come on out! GA State Capital Building OCTOBER 9th 9am to 3pm .. I would LOVE your support! .. #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalwealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthfacts #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthevent #discoveringpockets
Its ALL about #perspective . The most powerful tool you have is your tongue. Instead of seeing/speaking negative, see/speak positive/possible. Period. ...................... #Repost @anxietycoachmarla with @get_repost ・・・ When we are willing to face our fear, and learn to work with fear rather than fight against it, our fear can teach us many valuable lessons:⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ • Learn to treat ourselves with kindness and compassion when we experience our human vulnerability rather than shun that part of ourselves and feel shame and embarrassment ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ • Learn not to react so strongly to our uncomfortable feelings and sensations, which helps us to not feel overcome or overpowered by our fear ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ • Shift our focus on being more concerned about others and how we can best serve them when we are speaking or socializing in our communities. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When we shift our focus, we feel more connected to others, more grounded in our purpose for speaking or socializing, and less self-preoccupied and self-conscious. ⁣ ⁣⁣ Instead of cursing your fear and trying to run from it or conquer it, consider embracing your fear as your teacher and being open to learning the many important life lessons it has to offer. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Need help working on your perspective? I can help 💙💜 link in Bio ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ www.SociallySpeakingPlus.com⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #positivevibes #socialize #mentalhealthisreal ⁣⁣ #anxiety #unstoppable #motivation #strong ⁣⁣#lifelessons#selfworth #perception#resilience#strength#believeinyourself ⁣⁣⁣ #mentalhealthjourney ⁣⁣ #liveyourlife ⁣⁣⁣ #sharingiscaring #selflove ⁣⁣⁣ #loveyourself ⁣⁣ #riseup ⁣⁣ #community ⁣⁣⁣ #strength #socialevents #perspective #socialanxiety #weak #youcandoit #notalone #mentalhealthawareness #coaching
We've just released tickets for our next #GlugBristol event! On 11th Oct, we're teaming up with @FreedomOfMindCIC to explore mental health, wellbeing & working in the creative industry. ⠀ ⠀ Grab your ticket via the link in our bio. All proceeds will be donated to the brilliant @otrbristol ⠀ ⠀ #bristol #bristolevents #bristolcreatives #bristollife #bristol247 #bristolart #bristolbloggers #bristolworkshops #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthblog #fom2018 #freedomofmind #wellbeing #mentalwellbeing #wellbeingatwork #mentalhealthjourney #bristol247 #bristoluni #bristolartist #bristolphotographer #bristoluk #igersbristol #clifton #squareclub #bristolgirlbosses #glug #glugevents
“We meet Rebecca at the tender age of eight as she is exposed to the dark side of humanity for the very first time during the height of the late 90's drug epidemic. The impact of which left her reeling many years later. Especially so when she entered the world of dating, and met a man who seemed to be a ghost from her past.” See what others are saying about Candy Apple Butterscotch: #onsalenow via #kindledirectpublishing . #linkinbio 👉💻 ALSO those with an #amazonprime subscription can check it out for FREE via #kindlelendinglibrary for a limited time! #nonfictionbooks #mentalhealthjourney #metoo #ptsdsurvivor #independentpublishing #authorsofinstagram #nonfictionbooks #bookreview #bookrecommendations #newbookalert ⚠️ #memoir
This is why I am sharing. The 1st pic is of me was in May/June the other is me last week. A couple months in between. 30 mins a day. There is a 20 lb difference here Next month my group is doing a challenge group of 4 days a week program and I'd love you to be a part of it if you want to make a change and think you could commit to yourself 4 days a week. I mean you get 3 rest days! Message me if your interested. I'd love to coach you through, I've seen the results people have been getting through this program and 🤯 am I pumped and excited to get started on the 8th! Excited to see the results I get and hopefully u too if you decide to take a chance on yourself to reach the goals you've been putting off for yourself! No more of the...maybe next month, I'm too busy, it's too much. This is less than your gym membership and 4 days a week. I can do this and I will support you to help to get there too! #curvyfit #gradschool #happier #happy2transform #lifelonglearner #mentalhealthjourney #20something
A few months ago this shirt wouldn't button anymore. Still a little snug today but hopefully next time I wear it, it'll fit even better. Day two of no cheating today. I have an event out of the office and for lunch they are supplying pizza (my favorite), but I've put a Kind bar and an apple in my purse. I have control and not food, not carbs, not sugars. I just gotta keep reminding myself. . . . . . #healthjourney #fitbit #fitnessjourney #weightloss #weightlossjourney #gymlife #work #mentalhealthjourney #workingout #cleaneating #nocheatdays
So I finally booked my flight!✈️ and get to go hang out with my FIT FAM BAM!! I will be getting to meet up with with some of my team that I met over the summer again, and then meet even more that I haven’t had the chance to meet yet. . I am super excited and nervous because I’ll be flying with the twins alone to FL. . We all live so far apart and I’ve only met a handful of them once, but feel like I know them all so well because we literally talk every single day. . I always wanted an extended fit fam and watched my friend for 2 years have fun with serving others, get in shape, earn free trips and earn an extra income. . ❇️Now after 18 months of finally blending all of what I’ve learned and became certified in over the years—I’ve served even more women! I’ve changed lives and mainly because I choose to be a tad vulnerable and share my story and journey in this crazy game of life ;) .
👊🏻I earned a trip last summer and training 👊🏻I earned this FL retreat this October 👊🏻I earned a free cruise with Rob and the Kids . 🙌🏻I earned the trust of many women who are feeling and seeing results in their mental and physical health. . 🙏🏻I am one blessed mama. . 🙌🏻As I continue to learn each and every single day, while failing (ALOT) I never lose hope and the vision on my goals to serve and support as many women as I can. .
🙌🏻This retreat is going to be just want I need, thanks to my Mom for watching the twins ;) . 🙌🏻We get to learn, workout together, relax and just get a mama time out if you know what I mean. . 🙌🏻I can’t wait to squeeze all of you, collaborate, laugh a lot, and eat lots of good food! . If any of you have ANY interest in these experiences…
🙌🏻Learning how you can earn a trip like this or multiple other FREEBIE trips throughout the year, earning extra cash, getting in the best shape of your life…. 📲📞then let’s chat via phone. It’s the best way I can share and tell all ;) We can do it over a glass of wine or coffee ;)
I love the way the light filters through trees. The warmth on my face and the feeling that i am one with nature. It washes over me and regenerates my batteries. Then i like to play around with the colours; Does anyone know of a free program for adding affects to pictures? - Donna Basedow (📸member of #TheOneProject 🔑 shared with permission)
Throwback to doggo visits and meditations by the ocean. . If therapy has taught me anything so far.. it's that everybody should do it. I never thought I could have this kind of control over my life. It's an unreal experience and one that I'm so thankful to be going through. . If you are currently going through a diagnosis (or maybe fighting one) don't be scared. It's only a way for the professionals to best guide your recovery. It does not define you, it does not change you as a person. It will be okay and things will get better. X . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthjourney #mentalillness #dbt #therapy #grouptherapy #bpd #depression #cbt #anxiety #itsokaytonotbeokay #gogetit #submitthestigma
Trying to stay present and live in the here and now 👌🏼
After a long and stressful day, I was so excited to see that my #sheclub Self Care Box had arrived.😍 I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who has trouble stopping & slowing down, so taking time for self care has to be a conscious decision. What are your favorite ways to practice self care? 💖
Is ambition wrong? Let’s talk about it. In Luke 10:41-42 we see Jesus’ encounter with Mary and Martha. While Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus listening to Him, Martha was busy trying to get the house + food together. Eventually she got frustrated that Mary wasn’t helping her and here is Jesus’ response “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” . . There are 3 areas of struggle that I have discovered in my life when it comes to work and ambition: #1 : I feel shame and guilt about being productive OR busy. #2 : I take pride in how busy I am and measure my worth by my productivity. #3 : I can’t always distinguish if my ambition is prideful or holy. . Here is what I have found: There is a very big difference between a prideful hustle and a holy hustle. When pride is the foundation, you will find that you get discouraged quickly, you’re unable to rest, and you’re striving more than surrendering. When the foundation is to give God glory and use the gifts He has given you FOR Him, the outcome is different. You work with all your heart and you rest with all your heart (Colossians 3:23). There is peace. There is contentment. You acknowledge that there is a time to work and a time to be still. . . Work is one of our God-given functions, friends. We can praise God through various types of work whether it’s preaching, teaching, building companies, raising families, etc. A strong work ethic is highlighted often in scripture. Work and ambition isn’t itself the problem. It ultimately comes down the heart, motivation, and priorities. If our motivation is to serve God with our work while ensuring that He is getting the glory, we are on the right track. If our motivation is to glorify ourselves, we are off track. I encourage you to sit before the Lord with this subject and let Him lead.
Mental Health. We don’t talk about it enough. Some of us try to hide it because we are scared of judgment or don’t know how to handle it. Few are very open about it and utilize their experience to reach out to others. So let’s do that. Whether you have a mental health condition or not, it must be understood that it is a very serious and sensitive subject. Welcome to a positive and supportive community-based site where you can feel comfortable to join open discussions about your mental health. We will begin with me in my next post. Please feel free to tag your friends and family to anything relatable on this site. I’m an advocate for mental health awareness. My main goal is to decrease suicidal thoughts due to the detrimental effects of mental illness. Together we can overcome breaking points through learning and exploring facts and options. Let’s be mentally mindful. Don’t suffer in silence. 💚 #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthblog #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthhelp #mentalhealthishealth #mentalhealthisreal #mentallyhealthy #mentallyfit #mentallyill #mentalwellness #mentalwellbeing #mentalcoach #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthamerica #nami
Depression affects 1 in 10 of us in our lifetime. Notice when how you’re feeling moves beyond a temporary sadness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ People sometimes believe that the difference between sadness and depression is one of degree — as if people who are just feeling sad measure a one on the "feelings that are hard to deal with" scale, while depressed people hover around somewhere between a seven and a 10. But the reality is much more complex; the differences between sadness and depression aren't so much a matter of "seriousness" of feeling as they are a combination of issues relating to duration, symptoms and bodily impact. Sadness is part of the normal spectrum of human emotion, and it's important to feel free to experience it at appropriate times. Depression is different entirely: it doesn't follow any "normal" emotional rules. #wegotyou #selfspace
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Gratitude. Day 1 of @olya.lakshmi #sacredintimacy challenge for women. This is a collage of all the things I love and appreciate about my beloved ❤️. . #rachellynnsebastian
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