Doing well: achieving work goals, showing up for friends, completing all of my tasks, not leaving any dirty dishes in the sink.
Being well: not having a headache for two straight weeks, being able to sleep through the night without medicated help, being able to get a sentence out without garbling all of the words. •
Assessment: I am doing well. I am also not well. Here’s to a week focused on rebalancing those scales. •
Also major shoutout to the gem that is @noraborealis who came out with this zinger while guest co-hosting another fave podcast of mine, @forever35podcast with @katespencer. Illustrated by me on @procreate#adayinthelifewithgrief
🎧 SOUND ON! Listen to an excerpt from Calm’s new meditation, Anxiety Release, by renowned author, meditation teacher and Calm Guest Instructor Elisha Goldstein (@mindfullivingcollective), created in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Link in bio.⠀
“Anxiety is an unsettling feeling based in fear and uncertainty. When we activate our fight, flight, freeze response, our mind and body contract. In this meditation, we focus once again on releasing. By bringing our attention to the breath, we shift out of auto-pilot with a brief mindful check-in, moving into a process of releasing the energy. If you can learn how to focus on your breath, you can learn to relax, release, and let go of anxiety. “ — Elisha Goldstein⠀
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If you’d never existed, think of how many dogs would have gone unpet, how many people would have struggled to open the door themselves with full hands, how many people would be insecure about their outfit because you hadn’t complimented them, how many people would have been lost without your advice, how many strangers would have kept frowning because you hadn’t smiled at them as you walked by. Even the smallest of actions can have a big impact on someone else. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Since it is Mental Health Awareness Month, I want to give you insight to what this quote from my new book means to me.
Life throws curveballs at all of us, but not everyone talks about things with social stigma tied to them, and I hope if more people do, we can help each other know that no one is abnormal or weird or alone. We are all human. Every emotion is human and not something to be shamed for.
Things like anxiety and depression affect everyone differently. I personally have experienced different times that I thought something was wrong with me for feeling sad for seemingly no reason. On the outside, my life seemed perfect, but inside, I was completely crumbling. Didn’t feel good enough for anyone. Didn’t know why I didn’t feel ok, which made me feel worse and want to hide even more.
It took a painful breakup and long period of introspection to get to the root of it. Now, looking back, I am grateful. It forced me to finally reevaluate the way I was viewing myself, and enabling behavior that was not ok. It taught me the importance of loving yourself first. It taught me how unfair it is to expect other people to fill voids you have to fill in yourself. It taught me that if you always outsource your happiness, you set everyone involved up for failure.
To me, “winter” is all of that hard shit that you can’t run away from. It’s sadness and uncertainty and heartbreak and grief.
It took a lot of self work, but I found the way back to my “endless summer”—it is there, inside of each of us, the whole time. The things that give you joy and purpose. Happiness and love and light are always in your heart, even when you feel like they’ve left you. Your self love is your most important asset.
It’s ok if you don’t feel ok sometimes—be gentle with yourself. You, more than anyone else, deserve your own love.
Much love to you all! Xx 🌿
#TMS Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for #depression but it is also an intensive medical treatment that requires a daily commitment .It is observed that most patients need 30 to 40 TMS sessions over 4 to 6 weeks in order to derive the most benefit in the treatment of their depression symptoms. To learn more and see what TMS can do for you, call us or visit our website today.
A lot is happening! I have 2 and a half months left to do what I gotta do to push this baby out. I'm actually going to work with a coach ( #socialworker , mh advocate) to get on my sh*t. It's extremely difficult to manage a #mentalillness , a FT job you love PLUS a book project. That's definitely something I don't think normies grasp, everything takes a lot more effort when you have a #mentalillness as well. But I'm telling myself daily it's doable and I'm going to pull it off 💪🏽 I've also come off one of my meds and that's always a challenging process. I will definitely discuss more on that later!
#Praise and #Prayer is a medication 💊 used to cure any atom of ailment .
Preparing you for battle against mental health by @samtdib
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the #spiritofheaviness ; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord , that he might be glorified.
Isaiah 61:3 KJV
. #ExceedingGreatReward #BirthingDreams
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Hallo ihr Lieben,
auf meinem Blog gingen heute gleich 2 Beiträge online.
Zuerst ein Beitrag, bei welchen ich einmal erzähle, warum ich mich gegen Nachwuchs entschieden habe. Das Thema lagerte schon lange in meinem Kopf, weswegen ich nun froh bin, es mir von der Seele geschrieben zu haben.
Das Zweite, ist meine Rezension zu “Umständliche Zärtlichkeiten“ von Sarah Lau, welche mich mit ihrer frechen, aber auch fordernden Lyrik wirklich beeindruckte. Ernste Themen, als auch Humor waren zu finden und überraschte mich durchgehend.
Was reading an article in Forbes magazine the other day and was stoked to read this title: .
11 REASONS TO GIVE TALK THERAPY A TRY .
Shall I share these reasons with you? .
1. Therapy's effects persist over the long-haul .
2. Physical symptoms get treated, too .
3. Repressed emotions will come back to haunt you later on .
4. And the passive-aggressive schtick will fade away .
5. It will give you a whole new perspective on other people, too .
6. It helps you deal with future curve balls .
7. Talking about things gives them shape .
8. You know you're not alone .
9. It will rewire your brain .
10. You won't have to self-medicate anymore .
11. it enables you to teach the next generation a better way .
Woohoo! Way to go Forbes! Couldn't have said it better myself...and couldn't agree more with each of these points .
If you haven't given talk therapy a try...what have you got to lose? And if you have, and it wasn't great, it may have been a poor fit with your therapist .
Finding the right therapist for you is KEY to success in your talk therapy experience .
Feeling like you wanna give it a shot? Email or message me and we can set up an appointment .
The reason I work online in addition to seeing clients in my office is so that I can offer services to people like you who may feel like we are a good fit and just don't live close enough to see me in person .
Plus, there's that added bonus of getting to be in the comfort of you own home while we chat :) .
I have been seeing a therapist consistently for over 5 years, and minimally, it's so nice to know that I have 1 hour each week devoted to venting, crying, exploring, growing.....anything I need it to be .
Rochester has been getting a lot of rain, sun, and thunderstorms. Spring finally came, but I’ve been holed up in my house(still), in the worst depression I have felt. I saw my therapist for the last time, as we are moving to Rhode Island for the summer, at the end of this week. I’m set up to hopefully start some outpatient treatment. I have so much to be thankful for in my life, but everything is so foggy. I’ve never felt so tired in my entire life. But as I was walking inside I really admired the flowers in our yard for the first time. They are so beautiful and the lilac smells heavenly. #lilac#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#depression#anxiety#eatingdisorderrecovery#eatingdisorder#springflowers
I was watching @oprah's behind the scene interview with @trevornoah. She spoke about a girl who was depressed and something she said caught my attention. The girl told her (Oprah), "I can't be depressed, I'm African." That is one big fat lie we constantly tell ourselves. I know this because my African Starter Kit does not come with an armour that shields me from #depression .
On the bright side, it is now a #fact that Africans get depressed so please get help if you are.
Well @speak_up_initiative has people who are always ready to listen. Feel free to send a message. Let's #talk about depression.
Last night in Chicago reflection ...tired but inspired.
Went to dinner with some of the lady bosses from the conference where I spoke.
And we shared, laughed, cried.
As one lady put it we had our own
Brown Table Talk.... (Like Red Table Talk) table was round too😁
Let's be honest, we ALL got issues. 🤷🏾♀️ Issues that warrant the need for support and sometimes professional counseling.
Those issues could mess up your mind, money and relationships.
Get out of denial, please ignore your ego and
STOP ignoring your anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bi polar disorder, suicidal thoughts...abuse!
There's NOTHING funny about mental health.
If you are NOT functioning at your BEST ☹ just going through the motions, always tired, always negative, always stressed, feel frustrated, feeling, stuck, scared, angry get help.
Stop laughing it off and definitely DON'T laugh at your sister or brother for being honest with their struggles.
Stop taking out your issues on other people.
We all catch a lil cold sometimes, we go to the doctor. No judgment .
We all get a lil anxiety, depression, grief, stress, anger, pain , we need to use the insurance or spend the money to see a counselor.
When I addressed my internal challenges, my fears, my self-love and mental health stigma, my LIFE changed.
Going LIVE this week Wednesday with The Caribbean Edge on Facebook. Can't Wait @thecaribbeanedge about mental health.
▪The more you concentrate on something the stronger it gets. Same with feelings and thoughts. That's the way i control my emotions...I don't focus on them i try to skip them and not feel them.
~^Прекумерено размислување: уметност што креира проблеми кои не постоеле претходно ^ Што повеќе се сконцентрираш на нешто тоа посилно станува. Истото е и со чувствата и мислите. Тоа е начинот на кој ги контролирам моите чувства...Не се сконцентриеам на нив и се обидувам да ги прескокнам и не почувствувам.
We all go through tough times in our life’s and if your like me you find it hard to ask for help. It’s easy to look at someone and think they have it together and everything is easy for them, but it’s not the truth. For the past few years I have been struggling to just do the basics like
Take kids to school
Go to work
Have a wash
I literally felt like giving everything up, and I have a beautiful family a supportive husband a great team at work (well I do now) but still those voices in your head will destroy you if you let them.
So 5 weeks ago I reached out and asked @murphzlawz for help, I still have a long way to go but I am feeling so much more like old self again.
It’s the simple yet effective tasks Barry has set for me to do and guided me through them without judgement which have helped me greatly. .
I just wanted to share the start of my journey with you all and if you need help advice support just ask. I am honestly loving my coaching it’s made a big difference to my anxiety and I am excited for each day, I just take one day at a time and one thing at a time.
Which is a big progression for me 💓
Thank you Barry 😁