To anyone who is being challenged by something, literally anything, this is for you. The challenges you face, whether they are internal or external or both will change you. Try to navigate that change as best you can into a positive one. This means learning from your hard days, being kind to yourself, remembering what you are thankful for, etc. You will make ith through this like you always do!
I can't even find strong enough words to properly portray how much Anxiety used to cause me to fear everyday life and social interactions😬. •
I physically, mentally and emotionally was running on empty because I exhausted myself just hiding and making up excuses for not showing up in my own life😥. •
I let myself down, I let others down and my anxiety quickly added depression to my struggles😭. I was tired all the time, so afraid to say yes to anything, horrified when the phone or doorbell would ring just at the thought of having to socialize📣. My life felt impossible🚫. •
Rock bottom was my saving grace🙏. I realized I had a choice: remain the SAME and keep getting the same results OR give kicking anxiety's ass a shot! I made the decision to go ALL IN and ignite full ANXIETY SLAYING MODE🏋️♀️. •
Knowledge + Experience = A powerful force to be reckoned with! Not only have I learned to effectively manage my anxiety but I have been able to heal the root causes of so many of my limited beliefs that actually were FUELING my anxiety in the first place🤹♀️! •
My next Social Anxiety Success Program starts the first week of March 2019 and I have limited spots available for my 6 week Live Coaching where I teach How to SLAY anxiety, GROW your Confidence and SMASH your goals!!! YOU WANT IN🎉? •
A few age appropriate chores. There are many more but here is a boost for people that may not know where to start. Age appropriate chores are definitely recommended to help children create a routine & to foster an appreciation for a tidy space! -
We are emphasizing “age appropriate” because our culture has been brought up to rush the “growing up” process like our ancestors did to our family members. Many of our parents grew up doing chores that belonged to adults & that weren’t done right & severely punished for this reason. Our motor skills develop with time... we have to be considerate our age & abilities. -
We had a great time today at our Wellness Day and were thrilled to be joined by some amazing practitioners and brand ambassadors. Thank you to everyone who took part and came to see us, and watch this space for news on our regular schedule of wellness activities.
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Have had a great day hosting a podcast event for the beauty industry. The highlight was a live pod with the beautiful souls that are @julesvonhep and @itsmeanitab. We chatted about the beauty products that have influenced our lives and it was funny/provocative and sentimental in equal measures. I love how a beauty product can be so tied in with emotion and memory. I'll publish it soon. 🎧🎙 In other news, I was really nervous before the event. It's not so long ago that I used to get panic attacks on stage (which was why I never pursued my dream of being a singer). Whenever I'm about to present live something takes me back to those days and tells me that I'll have a panic attack but today I told that negative voice to F off and the more I ignored it, the more it disappeared. Today I felt happy and relaxed on stage and that makes me feel prouder than I can explain. The old me couldn't have dreamt of being able to do what I did today. I guess what I'm trying to say is, sometimes you have to treat the negative/scared voice in your head as an annoying fly. Flick it away and tell it to bugger off. It's amazing how powerful that simple act can be.
I know it’s not “Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness week” yet but I felt this quote had to be mentioned and known to so many people... this account is to promote and make awareness for all Gastro illnesses and Crohn’s is one of them. Crohn’s disease isn’t just where we poop, eat, drink and sleep. It effects a lot more of our bodies. It can cause problems with our immune system so it takes a long time for our bodies to fight infections and can be quite serious ones too, brain fog which is where our memory and concentration is lacking, problems with our liver which can result in more medication or medication that has caused issues with our liver. As most medications that are used to treat IBD go through the liver which is why you need your bloods to be checked on a regular basis. Teeth can be effected and cause abscesses, ulcer and tooth loss and problems with the gums. It can cause Crohn’s related arthritis and effects the joints and bones in the body. Mouth ulcers which is resulted in oral Crohn’s. Skin problems which can be extremely painful. Some skin conditions known as “Erythema Nodosum and cancers.” There can also be issues with eyes too where you can have iritis and vision problems. So you can see that Crohn’s isn’t just about pooping... there is a lot more problems that Crohn’s can effect. It can even cause issues for the ladies in respect to Gynaecology. You can also get Fatigue and there is a huge difference between tiredness and fatigue. Then there is mental health conditions that can result to Crohn’s disease too. Crohn’s is such a complex disease and should be made aware of all of these things and there should be more support for everyone including in the workplace and regards to employment. 💜💜💜💜 #crohnsandcolitisuk#crohnsdisease#ulcerativecolitis#ibdawareness#eyes#liver#jointsandbones#teeth#fatigue#skinissues#mentalhealth#employmentissues#mouthulcers#brainfogandconcentration#gynecology#quote
Real talk: How often are we honest with friends, family, and significant others about our mental health? You know, you don’t have to say “fine”, “alright”, or “doing great”, when you really are not. Let’s change the script and be honest with ourselves and others about how we are. Who knows, opening up may really release some pressure. #wellness#selfcare#mentalhealth
I posted this on my professional IG, but thought it was worth reposting here...
Let’s talk about #anxiety . Lately I have been consulting a handful of parents whose children have anxiety. I have deep empathy for them, because I suffer from it myself. It can be frightening and debilitating, like being on a merry-go-round that you don’t know how to stop. Sometimes your body just takes over and no amount of positive thinking can get you off of the merry-go-round. The bad news is that telling someone to “stop” feeling anxious does not work, and can in fact create feelings of shame for the anxious person. The good news is that there are so many fabulous resources, strategies, and mental health experts that DO help with anxiety! ⭐️
There is always hope! If you need help, ask for it. And, in the meantime, never underestimate the power of a few deep breaths! .
First Day of the @unpluggedbookbox photo challenge!! Full unboxing:)
This is their first ever Adult box and man, it was so good!!! I took a risk at ordering it because I am normally not into the thriller but their #BOTM really hit the spot and had me consumed so bad that the plot twist hit me straight in the face! So it is fair to say they did an amazing job!! 🗝
Included in this box were: 🗝
🌟Area X Soap by @leeloosoap it is so colorful it looks like a quartz!
🌟Coffee Eye Serum by @pualanibeauty , honestly my mom took this one, she was like it's mine right?
🌟Lucy Grace Candle from The Light Between Oceans made by @sayanythingstudio can"t wait to light it!
🌟Noah and Allie Shower Steamer from The Notebook made by @gorgeoussoap Did they know I love Nicholas Sparks?
🌟Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Tea by @storyofmytea, I absolutely love tea and dad said he wants to try it with me so that's a win!!! 🗝
🌟 Self Care extras: March Vision Board, beautiful quote magnet and write a letter to your younger self template!
🌟Last but not least the #BOTM Is The Silent Patient by Alex Michelaides. This is my first thriller book in a really long time! It was captivating, deceitful, and I am pretty sure it was playing games on me too! Such a good read! Highly recommend!
¿Cómo sé si tengo distorsión corporal?
Bueno, esto deberías resolverlo con un profesional, pero aquí te dejo algunas ideas... Tratá de ser lo más honesto posible. No hace falta tener distorsión para "merecer" ayuda.
1️⃣ Lo que la gente dice sobre tu cuerpo y lo que vos pensás: ¿coincide? No se trata de obsesionarnos con lo que otros piensan, pero a veces, por ejemplo, nos dicen que estamos delgados y estamos convencidos de lo contrario.
2️⃣ Tomar dos trozos de lana. Con uno, formar el grosor que creés que tiene tu cintura. Con otro, rodear tu cintura y ver el verdadero tamaño. Es obvio que habrá un poco de diferencia, pero no debería ser tan extrema como en las fotos 2 y 3.
3️⃣ Cuando vas a comprar ropa, ¿sabés elegir la de tu tamaño sin necesidad de ver las etiquetas? Yo no puedo. A veces veo algo demasiado pequeño y resulta que me queda grande. No tengo una noción correcta del espacio que ocupo.
4️⃣ En una cartulina o similar, dibujar la silueta que creés que tenés y luego pedile a alguien que trace la verdadera (colocándote de espaldas). En la cuarta foto podés ver cuando mi distorsión estaba más o menos bajo control. No muy extremo. Ahora es diferente, pero bueno, no tengo fotos actuales.
Esto no es un auto diagnóstico. Pero si ves que algo no cuadra, ¡andá con un profesional y exponele tus dudas! Y recordá que no solo es "estoy delgado pero me siento gordo". También puede pasar al revés, o verte "flaco" y sí tener músculos, etc.
International Day of Happiness! What makes me happy? Often it’s the simple things! So when I’m doing something fun with my girl for example. Today, it was when I turned up at my local craft and chat group to find they had bought me a birthday cake 🎂🎂. What has made you smile today??
Spring is here and I’m so relieved.
I have to tell you, this winter was so difficult for me.💔My mom passed just as the leaves began to fall, and as the weather grew colder, the daylight was shorter and I found myself feeling so down. More down than I’ve felt in years! I missed living at the beach in SoCal. I had to dig deep into all of my tools, biohacking and energetic support from healers to show up and do the work I still felt called to do in the world. .
💖The spring feels like a fresh start, a chance to begin again. While we always have an opportunity to begin again, a season brings forth a sense of freshness. Anyone else feel it? 🌀The blessing of this winter, in its truest sense for me, was that I have deepened my compassion for those who are suffering from a loss of a loved one. Deeper than that, how to navigate all the emotions and still show up and living fully and on purpose. I focused on giving my best and truly it was enough. .
What I learned is that no matter what, we can give ourselves what we need and still show up. I learned that in showing up I stepped into service and that was healing many times. In this human experience we will all lose someone we love, we’ll surely feel grief and perhaps depression. Just remember it’s not who you are. It’s simply passing through your experience. ✨💕🙏🏼 I know someone else needs this reminder.
Remember your power and look for the light and the lessons. It’s always present. 💋
📷 @the_don_giannone .
...Those mountains you’ve been carrying, you were only supposed to climb... Iv been running. Something hurt me & I’ve been running. Doing everything in my power not to feel it, face it or acknowledge it.
Its there, maybe im aware of its presence but I just keep pretending it isnt. Sometimes it catches up with me and I breakdown...Other times im able to outrun it.
When it catches me im sad, vulnerable...and I feel weak. When im running ahead of it I'm tired and very busy...yet I feel somewhat safe.
So...Does this sound familiar?
Consider what would happen if you stopped for a moment & went face to face with this thing, this feeling, this pain, this...you might hurt like hell momentarily...but, it would allow you to be still afterward. Feel a sense of peace, of calm, of a sense of inner stillness that’s truly ineffable.
Would you be willing to take that chance?
I’ve been there too, in the past...where I’ve had to face my demons or past traumas...and I won’t lie, it hurts. But...it doesn’t have to be forever. You too can heal and move forward. We all have the exquisite ability to heal ourselves.
Sometimes all these pains we carry, all they need from us is to be “acknowledged” - to be heard, felt and released. Sometimes that one moment of bravery is all it takes to feel true freedom.
It hurts, I know, but I promise it wont be forever.
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You are worth all the effort it takes to practice regular wellness & self-care. Your ability to show up & do the work you do requires that you mindfully develop habits that support your growth and development. You are worth it!
Mielenterveysyhdistys Taimi is a small mental health society from my hometown Tampere. I have there a training group where we explore groupdynamics, group activity and supervision. They published my short contribution of that training process.
Chris has written and performed this amazing track Hourglass, the mood and lyrics are very fitting for its place in Life After.
Life After is a story that is inspired from true events which follows the lives of the characters; James, Lee, Kayla, Louise, Sarah and Charlotte. This films main purpose is to highlight the devastating and delicate situation of suicide but the film itself is not about the suicide it is about the trail of devastation it leaves after someone has taken this tragic path. The film will tell the story of James to the point he is no longer with us and then will follow on with what happens to the friends and family who are left in the wake of James’ actions
Turning our place into home. 💖
Triple bunk for the boys ... all fun and games until you have to put sheets on them. The joy on their faces makes it worth it 😱😂🤣😦😧😍🤩💖
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Please remember that if you need help or someone to talk to there are people ready to listen.
Text connect to 686868 or call 1-800-668-6868
Sending out lots of love to all that are hurting from this local tragedy ❤️ #kidshelpphone#mentalhealth
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Today, I went to my first counseling/therapy session. It was nerve wrecking (talking about my feelings always is) and it gave me a bit of a headache. However, it was an eye opening experience and I am glad that I actually followed through with it this time. Needing help is NOT a weakness. —————————
I hope everyone has a great day! Also happy Super moon 🌑
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this sermon from @stevenfurtick is 🔥 🔥 y’all. it’s called where’s your joy? go find it on youtube, 7 minutes, you won’t regret it 😘 “joy is a point of view. Jesus set joy before him... ‘for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross’ (heb. 12:2)... he didn’t find joy in the event, he found joy in the guaranteed outcome of the event. he didn’t find joy in the feeling of hanging on the cross... but because of purpose - it’s very different to go through pain with purpose than pain without purpose... Jesus wasn’t surprised by the shame, suffering, pain, and jeering he experienced on the cross. joy is a focus before its a feeling. while we’re chasing a feeling called joy, God has given us the ability to choose, not our feelings... it’s the difference between choice and consequence. some of the trials people go through are actually mental illness and it’s hard for them to just feel happy. james didn’t say count your blessings, he said count it all joy... learn how to put some of the stuff in the income column that you thought was an expense. you’re not going to get it by praying for a feeling, you’re going to get it by making choices...”
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Lesson Learned 👌🏿
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Me: welcomes spring with open arms
Spring: yeah I know the birds are chirping, but maybe tomorrow I’ll give you sunshine
Me: 😭 ☁️ .
Happy 1st Day of Spring! 🐥 🌸☀️