Take care of yourself🐛🦋
I’ve definitely noticed my mental health taking backwards steps this past month. Not overly sure on why, but definitely feeling a lot more depressed than I was.
I’m constantly isolating myself, feeling down, crying all the time, low energy and no motivation at all.
I thought I was going in the right direction but I guess not😔
I’m constantly down and there’s no reason, which frustrates me, as I want to be better, I want to feel like ME AGAIN!!!
Ugh I’m just so so tired and fed up of going in circles😴
I’ve a doctors appointment at the end of the month thank goodness, hopefully I will get referred back to counselling at least, and maybe get my anti-depressant tablets changed, in order to help me.. hopefully🤞🏻
If anyone has any tips in the meantime, it would be much appreciated☺️
Sending my love to all who need it, I know I sure do!
- WE ARE STRONG -
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthisimportant #depressionawareness #depressionsupport #overcomingdepression #selfcare #selflove #mindfulness #beselfish #strengthinnumbers #itsokaynottobeokay #fuckthestigma #fuckdiscrimination
Chicago you didn’t disappoint once again! Such a fun trip with my babes💛
I have so many things to be thankful for in my life and this trip was a huge reflection of just how blessed I am.
Looking forward to returning back to normal life and getting after it!
“Your pain has a purpose” well mine was Becoming a young mom, graduating high school ,making lifetime friends, meeting my best friend, moving to Texas, Buying a house, and June finally be certified in ‘medical billing & coding’
I didn’t believe it before, but things do get better. You will overcome any battles coming your way. Your life is TOO precious to be thrown away. You are loved. You are enough. You are beautiful. #overcomingdepression #yourenough
How do you overcome self-doubt, self-consciousness, and and the feeling of worthlessness? 🌿
Carol S. (Member of the Missouri Big Ocean Cottage) shared her insights on this topic:
“I immigrated to the US from Brazil as a 13yo alongside my family. I was struggling with issues most teenagers struggled with, but suddenly I needed to face a new country and a new language as well. After being bullied occasionally, I would come home feeling like I was worthless, like I wasn’t strong enough to learn the language and achieve the life goals I had set for myself. What helped me through it was meeting with the school counselor, the support of my family and teachers, and also strengthening my faith. I suddenly realized that the only important opinion about myself was my own and God’s. My mindset shifted, I was able to become more confident and graduated with near-perfect grades. If you’re struggling with your self-worth, just remember you are the only you in the world. Now as a mother, I hope to teach my children that They’ve been born with power, it’s inside of them, it can’t be defined by external circumstances. The mere fact that we are all unique individuals is a miracle in itself!“
How did you overcome your own personal self-worth challenges? Share with us in the comments!
Last night we came together to Rock For A Cure for the 11th year. Reflecting on every person in my life that has battled with cancer was, and still is, on my mind...
...And then this morning I get news that yet another person that I grew up with is losing his battle with this terrible f**king disease. He has been fighting for a very long time, but the cancer has now metastasized and is everywhere. .
Cancer is such a f**king asshole disease, and I can only hope and pray that one day there will be a cure for it. Too many people have suffered, too many people have died. God bless any and all of those who have/are fought/fighting. You are all warriors! F**k cancer!
This is such an insightful book about the causes of depression - I found it in Sainsbury’s for £3 a few weeks ago. 👍
I’m officially done with the old meds and only on the new one! We’ll see how this goes!
So far I’d rather just deal with the depression instead of all these stupid side effects. Like is it really worth it? Hopefully it’ll be out of my body 100% soon!
I’ve been looking into CBD oil and kind of wanting to try it. The only problem is I’m still breastfeeding and there’s not a whole lot of research on the effects. I mean he’s technically been on antidressants since 1 month old so we’d both be going through a “withdrawal” if I stop meds. So I don’t know....just thinking.
Anyone have thoughts on the CBD oil? Have you tried it? Is it worth it?
Appearance versus Reality
“When I think back to my school assignments growing up, one that stands out is reading and writing a paper on Don Quixote. I remember vividly the title I gave, “Appearance Versus Reality”, and the depiction of Quixote fighting a windmill that he had mistaken for a giant.
That sounds pretty silly, thinking a windmill is a giant. But how often in our daily lives do we do just that? We see one thing when the reality is quite different. A popular media figure that “has it all” commits suicide. Our friend with a seemingly flawless marriage is secretly struggling with a betrayal by her husband. A colleague with a home you could only dream of living in is actually close to declaring bankruptcy.
When our level of success, our sense of worth, our self-esteem is determined by what we see around us, we often don’t know the reality.
Social media is a perfect example. People post what they want to portray; how they want to be perceived. If we look at those and start comparing ourselves, we are left feeling discouraged, insecure and downright depressed. It’s so important that we stop looking at others to determine our worth. Comparison is not helpful and usually far from reality.
In the words of Warren Buffet, “You never know who’s swimming naked until the tide goes out.” So stop looking around you to define your worth and start looking within. We are on this journey of self love and acceptance with you!” #lifecultivated
Sally Peterson, MS, LCSW
It’s one things to dream a big dream, but it’s a whole new ball game when you decide to take action on it.⠀
Doing the little things over time consistently are what makes the biggest difference over time.⠀
You just gotta believe in yourself 💛⠀
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When you come from the understanding of the fact that life is happening for you not to you - situations in your life will look different.⠀
If something isn’t what you want in the moment always know that the Universe has something better in store for you.⠀
It’s your job to focus on the positive things in your life and choose to just dwell in the feelings of gratitude 💛⠀
The video is week one, day one. The picture is the first day of WEEK SIX! I took this video six weeks ago, to share privately for accountability and motivation.
Six weeks ago, I decided to challenge myself to not sleep till the last minute because getting out of bed was so hard. I decided that I didn’t want to “miss” working out, but I wanted to enjoy it again. I decided that I was tired of feeling like I was sitting outside of my body and watching someone else, A STRANGER, live my life.
I decided that depression wasn’t Gabrielle, but it was a mountain to climb and conquer to find Gabrielle again. So today, I will share this video of me ugly crying, to show you how real and raw depression truly is.
There’s something about how sick I got and how close death truly was, that slaps you in the face with how short life really is. It reminds you that tomorrow is not promised. To me, that is SCARY! That’s what pinpointed the start of my depression! Along with that, a post side affect of meningitis IS depression. I thought it was just a phase that was just going to pass.... but then it stayed, and lingered. Little did I know how serious it was until I became unmedicated. The last 6 months have been a battle, but 6 weeks ago, I decided to fight back. I will continue to fight and I will continue to get stronger. Depression and anxiety don’t define you. They are just pieces of you that you can conquer. If you don’t have that support, let me be that support for you. I am here. You are loved. And you are strong. #depression #depressionsucks #overcomingdepression #fightback #yougotthis #overcomingobstacles #beastrongeryou #strength #conquer #conquerdepression #fitness #fitspo #inspire #inspiration
I'm going to tell you too much information:
A lot of people have been commenting on how skinny I've become and they've questioned how I lost the weight. I've lost about 12 pounds off of my average weight and I actually didn't mean to.
Now, I've always been 144 pounds. Like, since puberty. No matter how hard I tried, how much I worked out, I never got to where I am right now.
But, like I said, I didn't lose the weight on purpose. This weight loss journey comes from 3 months of depression and anxiety so sever I couldn't do anything, including eating. When I finally went to get help, the medications that I went on only made me super nauseous, so nauseous I couldn't eat...still...for months... I tell you this because so many people have been making comments and asking for advice and I don't want a lie, but I wasn't comfortable enough to tell the truth yet. A lot of people have also made comments about why I feel the way I feel, how I've become so confident in myself, and that came from overcoming this tragic part of my life not because of how my jeans fit...
My body is a result of my pain. It's my story. It is my journey and every day I fight the battle that goes on in my mind.
Thank you all for your positive comments 💕
And for those wondering, I'm in a much better place now. I'm happy, I'm healthy, I'm motivated, I'm courageous, I'm bold, I'm sexy, and I'm a mother fucking boss babe. And after going through what I went through last year, I know I'm capable of anything. Have a great day everyone. •
If you are struggling and need someone to talk to, please message me. •
#bossbabe #depression #anxiety #weightloss #diet #overcomingdepression
GOD HEALS BROKEN HEARTS‼️ You see, today would have been my 14th wedding anniversary... But those celebrations are no longer. 2 years ago today, I spent the day deeply saddened and depressed about what had become my new reality. I spent most of the day in bed or on the couch in darkness. By the way, I was recording my EP in the midst of this. I was utterly heartbroken to know that someone I deeply loved, trusted and cared for and something that I pledged my entire life to in front of God, family and friends, could be the very person and relationship that broke my heart into a million pieces, damaged my trust, self-esteem, and even my faith in some ways. Like, how???? The pain I experienced, which I am still healing from, at many times was unbearable to say the least. I’m telling you that the joy I feel in my heart today is nothing short of MIRACULOUS‼️ .
Today I choose...🎉🎉🎉
I choose J O Y over grief.
I choose F O R G I V E N E S S over resentment.
I choose L O V E over hatred.
I choose “betterness” over bitterness.
I choose C E L E B R A T I O N over lamentation.
I thank God for His never failing love and a praying, caring village who consistently cover me and continue to pray me through, uplift me, and encourage me. (SWIPE LEFT to see my village😊). I can truly say that God has replaced my mourning with His unspeakable, inexpressible J O Y. Instead of lamenting, I choose to give God praise for what I learned in my marriage from beginning to end and I celebrate my growth as a woman TODAY.
Today, I want to encourage you to FORGIVE...yourself first and then those who you have been hurt by. That’s when the true journey of healing begins🙏🏾 #itsjubilee #singer #songwriter #producer #cancersurvivor #authorsofinstagram #author #love #heartbreak #divorce #recovery #healing #godislove #joy #choose #lifequotes #celebrate #woman #marriage #overcomingdepression #forgiveness #forgive #forgivenessquotes #letitgo #freedom #grow #growth
Today is a good day to have a good day.
I’ve been writing in this book since 2015 when I was 23 years old. It originally started out as a letter to my mother whom I had a major falling out with, but it turned into many things: a letter to both my parents, my life story, a journal, a place to release my inner demons. It’s full of many emotions - most of them being negative. There’s so much anger, sadness, loneliness, depression, and darkness dripping from these pages. Today I decided no more. I wrote my final page and have torn the rest of them out, which ended up being half the book. My original plan was to send the book to my mother to read, that way maybe she’d understand...however, I don’t feel like it’s necessary anymore. In my journey with this book, I have released all of the bitterness that lived in my soul into it’s pages. I have realized it’s not her, nor anyone else, who needs to “understand” me. I needed to understand myself - which I do now. So, as a symbol of letting go, I am burning these letters and putting any residual pain in God’s hands. The remaining half of the book will be filled with the new and beautiful things happening in my life. The future is bright. ☀️ #journal #diary #letter #depression
Preview of my song 'Mountains' that I'm currently working on. 'I walked on for years
without knowing where to go
at the foot of the mountain
without knowing what future holds.'
Have you ever felt like an empty dirty plate? Btw dinner was nice. Large portions of vegies and protein. A vegans Banquet lol.
I have found the journey on depression like this. A plate once full of some amazing ideas vanquished at the heart of a break down. And an underlying factor in this is what's on our forks.
Research states what we injest into our bodies is equally important to what we injest in our minds.
I have a very high metabolism I eat 2 meals a day. Hold this thought. I had no worries in polishing a McDonalds family feast or 3 large pizzas and 2 2l bottles of coke as a meal. No worries.
Fuck. Replace all that shit and animal product with fresh vegies, salad and plant protein and it's a fucking mission trying to eat it all. And my mind is in a different positive headspace with clean and green over processed hormonal infected junk.
I always train in fasting condition. 16 hr fast by 2 x 8 hr intervals for meal each.
Today il share 2 tips to keep your body clean that will assist your headspace like mine
Bit by bit replace animal products with vegie alternatives. Start by saving animals, show compassion and helping our environment. A used plate of plant protein is still far cleaner then a dirty plate of animal fat. Eat clean, lean and green. Gorge on greens and leave the crap out of tins, packets and bottles alone. Plenty to choose from and you will consume less live food contributing to the environment then dead, refined processed crap.
Recovering from depression it has been thus far a foundational block in recovery amongst treatments. Its given me back hope to get out bed each day instead of being paralyzed to move. I wanna move. I want to train. Push myself. More importantly push myself to keep my fork lean, clean and green and my plate loaded with plant power.
Clean your plates.
WOW I can’t believe this was taken 9months a go and how much my life has changed 🙌🏼💖 Looking at this picture you would have never guessed that I was battling with severe anxiety/depression and low self esteem because of my lifestyle choices. Often times, the people who are going through hard times are really good at hiding it because they would never want to “burden” others with their problems 😩🤦🏻♀️ I am so blessed that by changing my lifestyle and the people/places/things I associate with I have become the happiest me possible 💖😊 Please remember that the exterior is just that, it can indicate who a person might be but it will never tell you the full story. Give everyone a chance because you never know what they might be going through 🙌🏼❤️ If you don’t like them after giving them a chance that’s fine too, but never make your judgement based off someone’s appearance 💯 I’m going to be uploading more positive content on my fitness account @rainbowresistancetraining
because I don’t want this personal page to become full of rants, and I also like to get lit on here as well 😂❤️💁🏻♀️ but if you want more of this stuff, I always have something to say so go follow 😘❤️ I feel good by putting positivity out there and helping others so you’re making me happy if I get to make you happy 😂😊💖
#selflove #anxiety #depression #selfcare #selfesteem #happiness #love #positivity #overcomingdepression #overcomingobstacles #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #dailychanges
Went for a walk with the dogs today.
I walked from home a total of 3.2 miles. It was a beautiful time um saw the lake frozen over could saw the snow capped mountains from one of my view points took a moment to do yoga on a bridge like walk way overlooking the forest, it was so darn awesome, I really dug my day.
Relaxed at home before work, sungazing.
I want and desire my heart to be pure and kind, and mindful of the now.
I find, exercise mixed with pleasure brings lasting results, I am figuring all this stuff out.
I feel behind the times, I have not been educated in yoga, mindfulness, meditation...this is all new to me and I am soaking it up.
I have so much more peace, the more I draw closer to God the more I see the benefit of yoga, mindfulness, meditation, breathing & chakras.
I have so much to learn.
#overcomingdepression #igotthis #mindfullness #meditation #yoga #pnwlife #chakra #sahasrara #muladhara #love #svadhisthana #manipura #vishuddha #January #morning
#thirdeye #goals #grandmasgotthis #anahata #ajna #perfection #moment #listen #breathe #storms #snow #peaceful #sungazing #walking
This is so true!! When things go wrong/bad we tend to put most of our focus on them and push the things that go right/good into the back of our minds. In doing this sometimes it can make us think nothing in the day went right. But good things happen all the time everyday to everyone. Often we let the anger, hate or fear from that bad thing blind us from focusing on the good. I challenge everyone to take a deep breath, let go of the bad and focus on the good
Bedtime story perfection. 😍
It’s Not About The Weight! It’s About The Baggage You Carry In Your Life! Release The Baggage!!!
Anybody out there define their happiness by the number on the scale? So many of us do! If I only weigh I certain amount then I will be happy!
One of the most amazing things about the program I am doing right now is they have a reality show about the test group! When we only see the before and after photos it’s easy to think it was easy for them! Here are some of their struggles: smoking, loss of Mom, foster child, new Mom, people pleaser, hates self image and serious health scare! They struggled too and it helped me so much to see this! We don’t have to be perfect on our journey or even close! We just have to learn to love ourselves and not give up!
I will be starting another round on the 25th! If you are ready to take your life and health to another level, don’t be afraid to reach out! Only accepting 4 spots and will be closing the group soon! ♥️
Watch my stories if you want to see how real the trainer of this program is and what he’s overcome in his life! ♥️♥️
Sometimes we need a fresh start and I'm definitely guilty of waiting until a Monday to do it. But EVERYDAY is a day to become a better version of yourself.
#freshstart #movingon #crushinggoals
“My kids motivate me to keep moving forward. My kids are my everything. -Dwayne Wade 💗 The pic on the right was actually one of the pictures that when I saw it, I knew things had to change! Having 2 babies in 18 months and being a stay at home mom really took a toll on me mentally (at the time I didn’t know it was PPD, but looking back I definitely see it now). Then I found out that all 3 of my children had a genetic disorder, (#22q11deletionsyndrome
) and that my 2 youngest were more severely affected. That just made my whole world change and pushed me further into a dark hole. So I turned to food as a way to cope and the more I did the heavier I kept getting, the further I sank into depression. I would lay in bed at night wondering if I would wake up the next morning because my heart gave out. That’s a scary thing to think about when you’re so young, but it was a daily thought. I wanted better for my kids... I wanted them to have a mama who could play with them and be the mama they deserved.. I just didn’t know how to do it. This went on for 2 years before I finally had my “fed up” moment and said “this has GOT to stop! I’m not gonna be here for my kids if I don’t get my life together!” And from that day since, I have worked my ass off, physically and mentally, everyday! I have come a LOOONG way, but there are still days that I struggle with depression and anxiety, but looking into the faces of my children and knowing that I am now able to be more active with them, that I’m teaching them healthy habits now to prevent them from a life of being unhealthy, and a little more each day, I’m becoming the Mama that I’ve always wanted to be. My entire reason for changing my life, was and will always be them! 😍❤️ #myweightlossjourney #weightlossjourney #ketoweightlossjourney #ketoweightloss #ketomotivation #weightlossmotivation #ketotransformation #ketoworks #ketolife #ketomom #ketomomma #weightlossmotivation #pcosweightloss #fightingobesity #obesetobeast #overcomingobesity #weightlossbeforeandafter #ketobeforeandafter #overcomingppd #postpartumdepression #ppd #overcomingdepression #takingbackmylife #healthymama
About 7+ years ago I started a conscious, intentional journey back to the Self. At first I didn't know where I was going. (Do I now?) I was scared of the unknown, of all I'd lose... I was just plain scared. .
But I was also in pain. There was so much uncertainty and darkness. Fear was no match to the strength of my desire to change my situation. It was either that or death (and no, I'm not trying to be dramatic). I could no longer live with myself and the things going on repeat in my head. .
The journey has not been easy, and I am far from done. This is the journey of a lifetime. But each day I feel closer to home. .
What have I gained? An unwavering peace unaffected by the storms. A deep connection to source (whatever you want to call it) where I get my strength and access any time I need to regenerate. An unending well of love ❤ that I realize is accessible to us all. A feeling of oneness with all .
I no longer fear this journey. More than anything I get excited by the unknown. I want you to know that you have access to so much love and peace. It's inside you. Once you get to it, you'll see life in it's totality as a gift - the good and the bad 🕉🕉🕉❤
Let me take a moment to introduce myself to all my recent followers!
My name is Stephanie and I help women working 9-5 jobs find a side hustle to support the life they want to live — more travel, pay off debt, eat out, buy clothes, whatever it means to them!
What’s a side hustle? It’s a way to make extra cash “on the side” of your current working situation. .
More specifically, I help women find their purpose (Because you’re #hereonpurpose
), create a side hustle from that purpose/passion, and support and guide them in any way I can to see that it’s a success! All while working full-time. .
Why did I decide to go this path? Because I looked back on my experience and thought, “what could I have really used?” And that was a specific coach to help me find what I’m passionate about and turn that into a side hustle because I wanted extra income. Rather than me spinning my wheels, trying to figure it all out by myself.
What does that support look like?
I help you in multiple ways:
• maybe you want to find your purpose in life first and don’t know where to start — I can help!
• maybe you know your purpose/have a passion but don’t know where to start — I can help!
• maybe you’re interested in network marketing but don’t know where to start — I can help!
• maybe you implemented a side hustle, but aren’t feeling aligned anymore and want to find a new one — I can help!
• maybe you already started with this amazing purposeful side hustle but have no traction in sales/clients — I can help!
More than 44 million Americans have a side hustle...making an extra $500 or more per month (Source: CNN)...what are you waiting for?!
Not to mention, job security is becoming less and less common. Having that extra income to support you in a crisis event can make or break the situation. .
Let me know how I can support you — I have three (🤟🏼) openings for this new avenue of coaching! If you’re not sure if it’s for you, we can hop on a discovery call and make sure it’s a good fit for the both of us.
Don’t miss out these spots are gonna F I L L up because side hustling is the new thing and I got what you want, I got what you need to start 😉