This is what depression looks like. What a brave face we put on when others are watching.
I have struggled with mental health nearly my whole life and have only recently gotten help for my issues. I was not happy in these pictures, not truly. I thought I was or rather I thought that was the highest level I could attain. But I was suffering on the inside. The world was dark and frightening. Pain was constant. Sadness was all-consuming. And I didn't think there was a way out.
And the worst part is how long I felt like that: hopeless, lost and defeated. Resigned to a life I didn't want. Too prideful or stubborn or scared to admit to myself and others how I was feeling. Seeking out a solution in anything that would numb--drugs, alcohol, sex, relationships, food, shopping, jobs, school, money.
But you don't have to pretend. You don't have to live this way, burying your feelings and pretending everything is fine. If you are hurting there is help for you, a way out, you just have to ask.
Talk to someone, tell your doctor, find a support group, confide in a friend, tell your minister, call a hotline, trust that help is out there and will be there for you like it was for me.
I know it's a big leap of faith and I'm here if you need me. It can and will get better. I promise.
BREAKFAST IN BED 🙌🏻😍
So, I have to have yet ANOTHER blood test this morning so I am awake early having breakfast - 2 crumpets topped with jam 😋
I only have one lesson to teach today, so I'm thinking of going somewhere pretty to walk.
I don't want to stay in all day today - I'll get cabin fever!
My ED has started to become quite competitive and it's starting to get to me...
I want to stay on insta, but if it starts becoming too much, I might take a break for a day or so
I'm not 100% sure yet
Death= trying to shake a shaker after shoulder day 😩
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Tonight I took a night hike with my trusted friend Chris A Phalen to climb upon the mount, and talk with God...
At times I believe I am in control of the persons,places and things in my life. Or what my "agenda " is!!! That's when I become a bit testy and know it's time to pray...If I'm truly here to serve the community, all I got to do is show up, try my best and the rest will be revealed.
Thank all of you for being a part of my life and my recovery. I am so thankful to be out here and to be a part of your lives.
.... #keepGodfirst #helpothers #recovery #soberlifestyle #highlymeditated
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Thanks to recent team building activities in my workplace, I’ve been reflecting on elements of my past... and this video of my leg day finisher is a fitting metaphor 😬
I spent all my teens & most of my 20s not living a “normal” life. I had an illness called M.E/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). 250,000 people in the UK have a diagnosis of M.E and a crude calculation estimates approx. 17million people in the world 🌍
Sadly the extent of disability that ME causes continues to be poorly acknowledged. For those not familiar with ME, a recent study by Kingson et al used anonymised clinical data collected from people with M.E. and MS (a similar but recognised illness) and assessed how their illnesses affect areas such as employment and income; finding that “people with M.E. were ‘measurably more disabled’ than those with MS, work fewer hours and have lower incomes.” This comparison actually makes me rather uncomfortable, to the point I debated mentioning it at all in this post, as I feel it can (albeit unintentionally) come across as diminishing the absolutely terrible impact of MS. So let me clarify, my only reason for referencing the study is to give some context that despite the wealth of evidence about how debilitating M.E is, it’s not recognised to the same extent that other similar conditions are 🤔
Back to the metaphor. I’ve spent the past decade not talking about those dark years; wanting to almost forget them. But I’ve been reminded that often what you feel you are shamefully dragging behind you like a heavy weight, is what has made you stronger. Maybe it’s time to put that strength to good use. My experience certainly defined a large part of my character today, and it sickens me that after a decade we’re still debating the credibility of the condition. I don’t know where I’d even start to make a difference... but sharing this seems like as good a place as any 🤷🏻♀️
Can I have peanutbutter a melon times a day?🥜🍉
Goedemorgen!💗 Het is zomer (al leek dat de afgelopen dagen niet zo☔️) en dat betekent tijd voor meloenen!🍉Zelf vind ik meloen echt heel lekker😍en ik zou ook niet weten wat mijn favoriet zou zijn🤨Maar toch begon het een beetje te prikkelen om eens op een andere manier meloen te eten dan de standaard stukken🤔Ik besloot mijn havermout af te toppen met meloenbolletjes!😋Maar oh, de pot pindakaas was bijna leeg...😕Nou dan eten we toch uit de pot?!😉En dat resulteerde in een Ge Wel Dig ontbijtje🤩Hier is wat ik deed: Ik kookte 40 gram havermout🌾van @ in zo’n 200 milliliter sojamelk light🥛van @. Dit goot ik in de pot pindakaas van @🥜Terwijl dat iets aan het afkoelen was🍵, maakte ik meloenbolletjes🍉die ik vervolgens met wat aalbessen🍇als toppings gebruikte😍Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat die meloenbolletjes on top het niet makkelijk maakte om dit alles door elkaar te roeren en als geheel te eten😅Maar de combi’s... pfoe!🥰Wie brengt mij even meloenen en een pot pindakaas?😝Ik wens jullie in ieder geval weer een hele fijne maandag en zonnige week!❤️
Wat is jouw favoriete meloensoort?🍉
Questa sarà la settimana dell'attesissimo @circeotrail
Per ora sono pronta e ho chiuso la settimana passata sorprendentemente soddisfatta sia per la qualità che per la quantità di km che stiamo piano piano incrementando. La ripresa dal trail dei briganti era completa già da mercoledì!
Questa settimana farò un piccolo scarico per arrivare fresca a sabato. Qualche richiamo sui 400 e i 200 ma in scioltezza. Spazio a nuoto e sicuramente un paio di uscite in bici! Una prevista già stamattina!
Vediamo dove ci porterà la strada!
Voi avete gareggiato questo weekend?
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Semoga kita senantiasa menjadi sosok yang menjaga alam semesta, yuk mulai dari diri sendiri.
I got this book on our challenge outing today (I also ate two Panera s’mores bars and lemonade ahh) and I’m hyped about it, but it also has me feeling more emotional than I’m comfortable with, so I’m taking a sad bitch shower only like 6 hours before I have to get up 🤙🏻 #recovery#sadbitch#mood#recoverystory#recoveryanorexia
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ättja är inte oförmåga. Det är att ha förmågan men inte kunna leva upp till den eller vägra att använda den förmågan att göra det som är rätt. Det är att undvika livets utmaningar, att inte göra det som behöver göras, att dra sig undan från vuxet ansvar, en ovillighet att tillämpa den disciplin och målmedvetenhet som krävs för att forma ett moraliskt liv. Lättja är ytterst en vägran att acceptera och svara på livets krav och utmaningar.
Uthållighet är ett fortsatt handlande mot ett mål, även om man möter motstånd. När vi är uthålliga koncentrerar vi oss på vad som är framför oss, på att göra en ärlig ansträngning, och att pressa oss förbi motstånd, tvivel, rädslor och en önskan om att ge upp. När vi är uthålliga upptäcker vi djupare sidor inom oss, och upptäcker vad vi är kapabla till, vilket ofta är mer än vi insåg. -Craig Nakken Att hitta din moraliska kompass
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It’s all about teeth for my little one at the moment 🦷 Mia’s two front teeth have fallen out recently & now she is cutting her 6 year old molars. Mia was experiencing pain, inflammation, elevated temperature & bleeding gums as her tooth pushes through. As you can imagine, she’s been very emotional so she’s home from Kindy today to lap up Mummy snuggles 💞
I referred to my reference book to see which oils would be best to support a teething munchkin as I didn’t have oils when Mia was teething as a baby. .
I’ve made up a roller with 5 drops each of Lavender, Copaiba & Frankincense topped with fractionated coconut oil. have been rolling this blend along Mia’s jawline which really seems to be comforting her. I have also been using Peace Touch + Console Touch to keep Mia calm. Clearly it’s helping because she’s fallen asleep on my lap 😴
Rise and Shine! Like Superman in the sun I'm feeling recharged after this weekend. Hate Monday morning's alarm but don't hate Monday, embrace it. New week means new opportunities ahead. Let the madness begin. #TeamMadness#RiseAndShine#RiseAndGrind
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Last night I made sure I was fed and thankfully got some solid sleep. And I woke up feeling normal again today!
You know being bipolar has its perks. A, I get to self describe with the word neurodivergent which makes me feel like I’m part of the X-Men. B, does it make you appreciate things in life “normal” people may never even notice. Like feeling normal. Which to me is not depressed, not highly activated/triggered, an average level on anxiety, enough energy to go the whole without having to lay down and rest, and maybe even to run an errand, which I did today!
I even showered!! This is a big deal people. My first shower for the month of August. Showering is one of the “normal” things I struggle the most to do. I don’t really know why. But it’s a thing.
I may have pushed it today, because I ALSO gardened. It’s so hard to not try to do everything on the days you happen to have enough energy to function. Hopefully I didn’t push it toooo much. We shall see. 🤔🤔
Everything happens for a reason. People change so you learn to let go, things go wrong so you appreciate them when they're right and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together🙌⠀ #chakra#ourchakras
36 4,3239 hours ago
Something short but still very important. Please remind yourself that you are doing amazing. It can be hard to see this sometimes but everything you do really does matter and impacts people in so many wonderful ways. Also send a reminder out to others in your life that they are doing great too. We all need a little reminder every now and then xx
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Replace alcohol with water 👌
28 1,07618 hours ago
hi friends 👋🏻 just a gentle reminder for you ❤️
19 4,08417 hours ago
That awkward moment when Nela realised that she was the third wheel...
Couldn’t have had a better weekend in Vienna! It’s days like this, which make me realise what I’m fighting for... now back I go to the clinic to continue this road to recovery 💪🏻
7 34611 hours ago
Comment 🙌🏻 if you've reached that point in your life too!