If we stay too #safe , we will get #bored and #frustrated . If we get too adventurous, we could get hurt. Can we #balance our need to learn and explore, with the #fears that try to keep us safe? When we can, what #joy we experience!
Struggling doesn't make you weak, and admitting you're having a hard time doesn't either. Life can be hard and feel impossible but you can keep going, I 🐝🍃 in you. You've survived every single bad day you've had until now. And, if you need a little extra help or someone to talk to to get through the day there's no shame in that. It is a-okay to ask for help and you should know that help is available if you want it. You're never alone and you're so damn strong 💚
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Quality people are thinning faster than the #amazonrainforest and trust is pricy these days, bitch. @tri_sarah_thomps fucking kills kindness and depth like no other. I’m honored to call her asshole, homie, and sister.
Perhaps your heart is a pack of #wildhorses and your peace is hard won? Try to take a breath and be grateful for the friends that slow time. #mentalhealth#womeninbeer #🐎wildhorses🐎
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today is day 28. i’ve been thinking about having our first fundraiser and i had kind of decided already what i wanted to do. i was on my way back from the airport and i seen a homeless lady walking down the road at 3a.m.... i gave her a shirt and the only cash i had. if you’d like to read the story. my blog is in my bio. as well as the link to our facebook where you can donate. i hope the flowers are beautiful wherever she may go. today she is my inspiration. #inspiration#day28#bellacanvas#flowersintheair#fireandsoul#kittens#shirt#flowers#hope#mentalhealth
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And even after everything you’ve been through you’re still here 🦋
Everyone has a story and yours isn’t finished yet. Learn to appreciate every morning that you wake up, because it’s a new beginning. It’s a fresh start, another chance to do things that make your heart full. Each day is filled with new opportunities, new possibilities. So take a deep breath. Be happy, be positive and go live your life 🦋
It's interesting how feminine I am now. I remember before in middle school I hated pink, wanted nothing to do with it. Wanted to be far away from makeup as possible. I remember something my sister told me quite some time ago. "I never expected for you to be this kind of person. Compared to who you were before?" Something along those lines. I'm not sure why, but I've been thinking about it again recently.
I know I had loads of deep personal reasons on why I didn't want to precived outwardly femme. I won't list them out here. That's something only for me to know. I remember the times at night I wonder if I'm just doing it bc it's what society wants to see. What they expect from me. The lines of self expression and self identification can be confusing to me. I think it's just my mind making things harder than it should be.
Truth is, I have a much healthier relationship with my femininity. I'm happy, I really am. I remember being extremely uncomfortable with things. Especially in highschool. Still am at times, just not as intense. But I'm no longer embarrassed by it, or shutting it out. I just wish that I could talk to my younger self and have a deep discussion on what I figured out and learned. What I still haven't, the areas that I don't want to step into yet. And that's okay.
One thing that only annoys me is when I don't feel like doing my makeup. And people ask why I won't do it. Some days I just don't want to, I don't feel like being that feminine. Each day is different. Lately, I have been leaning into makeup and that's fine too.
Also please remember that makeup is supposed to be fun! That it's for everyone, and you can just wash it off after a long day! I don't really intended for these to be deep posts, but so far that what's been happening oops. .
Today I woke up not feeling like myself. I always find that my mental health suffers whenever there’s a change in my routine (In this instance, transitioning from summer vacation to working full time). Through years of struggling with this issue, I found that playing and getting outside works wonders for me. With that being said, just because I know what’s right for me doesn’t mean it’s easy to go do it. On days like today it almost feels impossible to get out of bed. What motivates me is knowing that if I want to continue my growth then I must make my mental health a priority. It might not be easy, but today I was able to do, and for that I am proud✨
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One more time for the people in the back!! I am NOT your therapist unless you pay me. Stop using womxn and especially black womxn for emotional labour. We are not here to make you whole to do the work you have to do for yourselves. Keep boundaries and limits. Mental health is paramount and something I care about deeply and must be provided by a licensed clinician not kind womxn and especially not black and womxn of color! #setlimits#therapy#boundaries#selflove#mentalhealth#womxnofcolor#blackwomxnmagic
This has nothing to do with this weird photo of me but I just wanted to share that I am so happy and content with the progress I’ve made and the strides I’ve taken lately. I’ve always suffered with depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies. It took a lot to happen for me to get here but for the first time in 9 years I can happily say I’m looking forward to just LIVING life. This is something my mind would not allow me to think before. I have a job I love, a newfound self love and journey to come, and a lust for life I’ve never experienced. I’m so happy to be looking to the future and not the past. I’ve never been so happy 💗💗💗 Take care of yourself, and if you don’t know how ask for help. We all need help sometimes and it’s hard to find and seek, but once you start those small steps you can see big changes. #happy # selfcare #positivethoughts#journey#positivitypost#tmi#selfie#oldie#mentalhealth#care
Being anxious is nothing new for me. Having prolonged periods of heightened anxiety is nothing new for me either. It typically comes from bottling a lot of really small things up inside until it feels like everything has combined in to one big giant heavy thing. I feel my anxiety most physically during the day and mentally at night. I’ve been in that state of prolonged anxiety for going on a week. In addition to having a good support system (my cute boyfriend and my PS 🍕) and my sweet pupper, I have Orangetheory. A place I can go see friendly faces and spend 60 minutes for myself and put everything else aside. Working out has truly become a part of my self-care and I am so thankful I have it as one of my coping mechanisms. Also, don’t worry. I am okay. This will pass as it always does. Fun fact is that I’m also a counselor so I know a thing or two about anxiety and ways to help with it, it’s just really hard to practice what you preach sometimes. #mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#anxiety#selfcare
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Who knew a 12kg kettlebell could destroy me? #knackered .
So my training for the last three weeks has been consistently hard but in a good way. Today I started incorporating core and ab exercises. It may come as a surprise to some of you but I have a pretty solid core. I guess I developed it through my compound lifts but I don’t really train abs. But I realised that the more weight I lose, the less leverage I’ll have with my lifts, meaning that my body mass currently allows me to train beltless and I don’t really need much if any, external accessories to help me. But as I lose weight, I knew I had to strengthen more core and smaller muscles further. I did about 15/20 minutes today and hopefully will continue to do more. Did these movements, where you’re in a push up position and one hand at a time you grab the plate or kettlebell or whatever weights you can get your hands on and you move it to the opposite side of whichever hand your using. If you’re using your right hand, move the weight to your left and vice versa, while maintaining the push up position by engaging your core. Hard work but I know it’ll be worth it. Stay Grateful 👊🏾 p.s ngl, it looks like I’m praying to the kettlebell 😂
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My latest article feature in @babyology, writer @catrodiewriter asked around my thoughts with parenting and feelings of boredom. Head to my profile for the link.
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I look like the top picture perhaps a handful of days out of the year. That means for hundreds of days each year I look like the bottom one - in bed, in pyjamas, with hair that probably needs a wash. That is how I spend the majority of my days, and therefore my life.
However that isn’t reflected in what most people normally see. Most people simply see the top image, as that’s how I look in public. Not always, most of the time if I leave my house I’m in comfy clothes with no makeup on - but you get my point. Unless you live with someone you have no idea what they go through on a daily basis. It’s hard for you to understand I know.
This is why it’s important to take people’s word for it, because illness and disability is so much more than what it looks like.
You can present as the bubbliest person but be battling demons in your head. You can be smiling but be in pain. You can be seen walking one day and the next need a mobility aid. You can’t say that sickness looks like one thing and health another, it’s simply not true.
Please be mindful, if you know someone dealing with a chronic condition, that what you see is not always what it seems.
If you seen me in person looking like the top image, would you believe me that I have problems with my endocrine, immune, energy metabolism and nervous systems? Would you believe I experience a substantial loss of physical and cognitive function?
I’ve experienced temporary paralysis of my legs, tremors in my hands so severe I fling my pen across the classroom, and pain so intense I writhe about my bed at night. I temporarily lose the ability to communicate, forget what words mean and jumble letters. Do I look like it to you?
I think we’ve developed this general outlook in society that we should be on the lookout for ‘fakers’ and judging disabilities on what they look like. Please let’s stop. Let’s change. It’s getting out of hand.
What does disability look like anyway?
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