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  • Anxiety does not discriminate.
It can be your sister, your friend, your parents, your kids.
It can be the person who seems to have it all.
It can be the happy, funny, loveable person.
It can be the outspoken person or the shy person in the corner.
It can be the successful career driven person.
It can be those who suffered, those with trauma or those who have seen too much.
It can be the person who openly speaks about it or the person who you would never guess who deals with it in silence.
Anxiety does not discriminate and it looks different on everyone.
It manifests and rears it’s ugly head in different ways for different people.
It’s triggers are different and could seem trivial to some.
What gives one person anxiety may seem strange to the next but it doesn’t mean that it’s not valid.
Our feelings are valid and real no matter how or why they appear.
And if you don’t understand anxiety or why someone feels the way they feel just be kind and try not to judge that’s all you need to do.
And if these feelings are your own - you’re not alone. We are not alone. ❤️
#mummyandme #motherhood #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #infamousswimwear #twinning #babygirl #momofgirls #inbeautyandchaos
  • Anxiety does not discriminate.
    It can be your sister, your friend, your parents, your kids.
    It can be the person who seems to have it all.
    It can be the happy, funny, loveable person.
    It can be the outspoken person or the shy person in the corner.
    It can be the successful career driven person.
    It can be those who suffered, those with trauma or those who have seen too much.
    It can be the person who openly speaks about it or the person who you would never guess who deals with it in silence.
    Anxiety does not discriminate and it looks different on everyone.
    It manifests and rears it’s ugly head in different ways for different people.
    It’s triggers are different and could seem trivial to some.
    What gives one person anxiety may seem strange to the next but it doesn’t mean that it’s not valid.
    Our feelings are valid and real no matter how or why they appear.
    And if you don’t understand anxiety or why someone feels the way they feel just be kind and try not to judge that’s all you need to do.
    And if these feelings are your own - you’re not alone. We are not alone. ❤️
    #mummyandme #motherhood #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #infamousswimwear #twinning #babygirl #momofgirls #inbeautyandchaos
  • 948 34 21 January, 2020
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My book ‘Inherit the Dawn’ out now! You can find it on amazon through the link in my bio ☺️ Some updates: the ebook and print versions of my book are now linked together! So if you’d like the ebook version it’s now available through my link by changing the format to ebook! 😄 The paperback is still not yet available in some countries but I’ll let you know when it is more widely available :-) Thank you everyone for your support!! ❤️❤️❤️
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What do you need to hear? A poem on “I’m worthy of love and I’ll be okay if I’m not who people want me to be”
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I received this response when I asked “what do you need to hear” on my story. If you submitted something, I’ll get to you too ❤️ I’ll dm you when your poem is up!
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“There is endless value in doing only what you can do.”
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@ someone if you’d like who may need to hear this message, and thank you so much for reading!
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If you’d like to support me and my work, I have started a Patreon! By becoming a patron, you’d get access to extra content and community. Go take a look at the Patreon highlight, or the link in my bio for more info. Thank you! ☺️❤️
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You can also buy a print of my poetry following the link in my bio if you’d like to have a physical copy of my work!
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#mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthpoetry #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #poetsofinstagram #poetryislife 
#recovery #growthquotes #poetryofinsta #selfhelpquotes #selflove #selflovequotes#selfcarequotes #emotionalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#depressionawareness#recoveryispossible #recoveryquotes #poetry #mentalhealthadvocate
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    My book ‘Inherit the Dawn’ out now! You can find it on amazon through the link in my bio ☺️ Some updates: the ebook and print versions of my book are now linked together! So if you’d like the ebook version it’s now available through my link by changing the format to ebook! 😄 The paperback is still not yet available in some countries but I’ll let you know when it is more widely available :-) Thank you everyone for your support!! ❤️❤️❤️
    🌷
    What do you need to hear? A poem on “I’m worthy of love and I’ll be okay if I’m not who people want me to be”
    🌷
    I received this response when I asked “what do you need to hear” on my story. If you submitted something, I’ll get to you too ❤️ I’ll dm you when your poem is up!
    🌷
    “There is endless value in doing only what you can do.”
    🌷
    @ someone if you’d like who may need to hear this message, and thank you so much for reading!
    🌺
    If you’d like to support me and my work, I have started a Patreon! By becoming a patron, you’d get access to extra content and community. Go take a look at the Patreon highlight, or the link in my bio for more info. Thank you! ☺️❤️
    🌺
    You can also buy a print of my poetry following the link in my bio if you’d like to have a physical copy of my work!
    🌷
    #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthpoetry #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #poetsofinstagram #poetryislife
    #recovery #growthquotes #poetryofinsta #selfhelpquotes #selflove #selflovequotes #selfcarequotes #emotionalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #depressionawareness #recoveryispossible #recoveryquotes #poetry #mentalhealthadvocate
  • 1,681 25 20 January, 2020
  • A complete universe✨🌸🌻🌈☀️
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•Post by @creativetales8 🌈
•Follow @sunnybloominspiration for everyday inspiration and motivation❤️
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  • A complete universe✨🌸🌻🌈☀️
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    •Post by @creativetales8 🌈
    •Follow @sunnybloominspiration for everyday inspiration and motivation❤️
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  • 4,819 24 21 January, 2020
  • It’s okay to take a break when you need one. And it’s okay to say no. Leave a “♥️” for those who need some love today. ♥️
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  • It’s okay to take a break when you need one. And it’s okay to say no. Leave a “♥️” for those who need some love today. ♥️
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  • 2,271 54 20 January, 2020
  • Mental health lesson number 5 from a decade of learning about mental health.

This one is one of the most important things I’ve ever learned. When my mood disorder was at its worst and not properly treated, there were a lot of days I’d wake up, feel horrible, and write the day off as a bad one. I’d just assume I would be struggling the rest of the day if the morning was cloudy.

Now I know that circumstances and chemicals are quick to change, I know that a bad morning doesn’t mean a bad rest of the day.

There’s ALWAYS hope that it will get better. There’s always sunshine. Some of my worst morning have become my favorite days. ☀️ Hope you hang on to hope this morning. ❤️
  • Mental health lesson number 5 from a decade of learning about mental health.

    This one is one of the most important things I’ve ever learned. When my mood disorder was at its worst and not properly treated, there were a lot of days I’d wake up, feel horrible, and write the day off as a bad one. I’d just assume I would be struggling the rest of the day if the morning was cloudy.

    Now I know that circumstances and chemicals are quick to change, I know that a bad morning doesn’t mean a bad rest of the day.

    There’s ALWAYS hope that it will get better. There’s always sunshine. Some of my worst morning have become my favorite days. ☀️ Hope you hang on to hope this morning. ❤️
  • 8,045 43 20 January, 2020

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  • Lately I have lost family members that have left a massive hole in my life. 
Finding a councillor and talking to friends and family got me back on my feet. They taught me how to manage my grief whilst keeping the memories of them alive. For me looking at photos and remembering them moments brought back the happy memories that I will treasure and count myself lucky to have. It has helped me to come to terms with the loss and find it more manageable. Losing someone is heartbreaking and is the worst pain but, it gets easier, the walking gets less heavy. 
Always remember you are not alone. Give yourself plenty of time and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. With the right support, you can get through it 💕

#youcandoit #youcandothis #youcandohardthings #weallgrievedifferently #weallgrieveinourownway #talk #talkinghelps #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth
  • Lately I have lost family members that have left a massive hole in my life.
    Finding a councillor and talking to friends and family got me back on my feet. They taught me how to manage my grief whilst keeping the memories of them alive. For me looking at photos and remembering them moments brought back the happy memories that I will treasure and count myself lucky to have. It has helped me to come to terms with the loss and find it more manageable. Losing someone is heartbreaking and is the worst pain but, it gets easier, the walking gets less heavy.
    Always remember you are not alone. Give yourself plenty of time and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. With the right support, you can get through it 💕

    #youcandoit #youcandothis #youcandohardthings #weallgrievedifferently #weallgrieveinourownway #talk #talkinghelps #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth
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  • Friendship flags - with any relationship we have, it’s so important that we are looking out for signs of health, signs we may need to work on things and signs we need to end things. We usually only think to do this with romantic relationships but it’s equally important to have check ups on our friendships too as any relationship we have can be having a drastic effect on our mental health without us even realising. On top of this, we should also be checking ourselves for these behaviours in our friendships, we need to make sure we’re being good friends too 💞
#friendship #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #galentinesday 
Img via @seerutkchawla
  • Friendship flags - with any relationship we have, it’s so important that we are looking out for signs of health, signs we may need to work on things and signs we need to end things. We usually only think to do this with romantic relationships but it’s equally important to have check ups on our friendships too as any relationship we have can be having a drastic effect on our mental health without us even realising. On top of this, we should also be checking ourselves for these behaviours in our friendships, we need to make sure we’re being good friends too 💞
    #friendship #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #galentinesday
    Img via @seerutkchawla
  • 2 0 21 hours ago
  • Being robbed of your childhood is a tragedy. When a child grows up in a home devoid of love, safety, consistency, and logistical and emotional security, they cannot properly develop. If you identify with this, there are undoubtedly some core wounds that need healing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🖤 First, you must come to terms with the reality of your past. You must face the truth that you were a child who was robbed of a childhood.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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🖤 Then, you have to grieve this. Grieving something so abstract and enormous such as losing your childhood can be a lengthy, emotional, and seemingly never-ending process that requires support and patience.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If we don’t allow ourselves the room to feel sad about what was lost to us, we will hold back our growth. And with some creativity, intention, and skillful support – even while we’re still grieving our lost childhood – we can work towards any developmental tasks we may have missed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#complextrauma #developmentaltrauma #trauma #childhood #childhoodtrauma #childhood #cptsd #ptsd #healing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #psychology #psychotherapy #counseling #therapist #therapy #therapytips #drnae #drnadinemacaluso
  • Being robbed of your childhood is a tragedy. When a child grows up in a home devoid of love, safety, consistency, and logistical and emotional security, they cannot properly develop. If you identify with this, there are undoubtedly some core wounds that need healing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    🖤 First, you must come to terms with the reality of your past. You must face the truth that you were a child who was robbed of a childhood.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    🖤 Then, you have to grieve this. Grieving something so abstract and enormous such as losing your childhood can be a lengthy, emotional, and seemingly never-ending process that requires support and patience.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    If we don’t allow ourselves the room to feel sad about what was lost to us, we will hold back our growth. And with some creativity, intention, and skillful support – even while we’re still grieving our lost childhood – we can work towards any developmental tasks we may have missed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    #complextrauma #developmentaltrauma #trauma #childhood #childhoodtrauma #childhood #cptsd #ptsd #healing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #psychology #psychotherapy #counseling #therapist #therapy #therapytips #drnae #drnadinemacaluso
  • 7 0 21 hours ago
  • Your medical team will address key items to prepare on what to expect during surgery and expectations after, but not everything gets covered. Here's 6 things no one tells you about #WLS⠀
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  • I’ve heard the @nba is tribe. If it’s true. It’s truly needed now. This video of Delonte West tore me up. We all know he had hurdles to over come. Demons he battled. He is not well. And he needs help. * * * *
So if this post stumbles on the higher ups. Please send this man some help before we really lose him.
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We all need help in this up side down world. Mental Health is real!! *
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@nba @thenbpa @kevinlove @uninterrupted #nba #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
  • I’ve heard the @nba is tribe. If it’s true. It’s truly needed now. This video of Delonte West tore me up. We all know he had hurdles to over come. Demons he battled. He is not well. And he needs help. * * * *
    So if this post stumbles on the higher ups. Please send this man some help before we really lose him.
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    We all need help in this up side down world. Mental Health is real!! *
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    @nba @thenbpa @kevinlove @uninterrupted #nba #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
  • 1 1 21 hours ago
  • “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am”.
50 years ago my favorite author deemed as the female martyr of literature killed herself. In an age when women were pretty bottles on shelves waiting to beat their expiration date , Plath wrote many of her “Alice in wonderland on Prozac “ pieces in the cold steel comfort of London nights while her kids slept with their favorite toys and her husband slept with his favorite women. When mental health were mere words that a scrabble board wouldn’t ever get to see, Sylvia took her childlike curiosity to form art with words seeped in warm honey sadness as if to say hello to an imaginative shrink that could have been. Should have been maybe, because even an IQ of 160 was no match for an oven.

#artoftheday #artwork #procreate #artofinstagram #sylviaplath #quotestoliveby #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #procreatedrawing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #instaart
  • “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am”.
    50 years ago my favorite author deemed as the female martyr of literature killed herself. In an age when women were pretty bottles on shelves waiting to beat their expiration date , Plath wrote many of her “Alice in wonderland on Prozac “ pieces in the cold steel comfort of London nights while her kids slept with their favorite toys and her husband slept with his favorite women. When mental health were mere words that a scrabble board wouldn’t ever get to see, Sylvia took her childlike curiosity to form art with words seeped in warm honey sadness as if to say hello to an imaginative shrink that could have been. Should have been maybe, because even an IQ of 160 was no match for an oven.

    #artoftheday #artwork #procreate #artofinstagram #sylviaplath #quotestoliveby #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #procreatedrawing #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #instaart
  • 5 0 21 hours ago
  • Are you looking to work in the mental health sector? Are you looking for your next opportunity? Why not come and join the team here at Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind? We have a number of new roles available. Visit sgmind.org.uk for more information. #mentalhealth #newjob #mind #joinus #mentalhealthawareness
  • Are you looking to work in the mental health sector? Are you looking for your next opportunity? Why not come and join the team here at Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind? We have a number of new roles available. Visit sgmind.org.uk for more information. #mentalhealth #newjob #mind #joinus #mentalhealthawareness
  • 0 0 21 hours ago
  • Let’s go back to basics..
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What is mental health? “Mental health relates to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing. Having good mental health is the same as having a good physical health. Thinking of it this way is probably the easiest way to understand health as a whole. When you’re healthy you are free from illness, infection and bodily pain, to be mentally healthy means that your mind is functioning in a stable way”. _
Your mind is fragile and we often put a lot of strain on it, not necessarily intentionally but life is a real thing and it can be really daunting and hard. There’s times when I feel so numb which personally, I think is the worst feeling of them all. You don’t feel anything, you have no reaction or emotion and it’s terrifying. You have to find a way out of your low because it could literally be the difference between life and death. Feeling numb is the real feeling of the walking dead, you’re alive but you aren’t living. 
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We all go through a stage of poor mental health but please understand that there is a difference between mental health and mental illness. To have a poor mental health is not necessarily suffering from mental illness. When you have a low time imagine going through this continuously.. now times that by 10. That’s what mental illness is. Constantly having a sickness that follows you around which could flare up when you least expect it. We’re in an age where mental health is finally being talked about and is understood a lot better than it traditionally was, which is great, because it shows progress but we need that further education to not underestimate it and to also not OVERESTIMATE IT. 
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No one can tell you how you feel and its subjective but in doing this please make it your number 1 priority to look after your mental because although you aren’t your mind, it can make or break you. Your mental should come first and then your physical will follow. 
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Find yourself, take it easy and love life regardless of your situation... but most importantly find an outlet to express your emotions, never bottle anything up- always let it out because you will explode eventually. 
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With Love, K 💋🌸 #mentalhealthawareness
  • Let’s go back to basics..
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    What is mental health? “Mental health relates to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing. Having good mental health is the same as having a good physical health. Thinking of it this way is probably the easiest way to understand health as a whole. When you’re healthy you are free from illness, infection and bodily pain, to be mentally healthy means that your mind is functioning in a stable way”. _
    Your mind is fragile and we often put a lot of strain on it, not necessarily intentionally but life is a real thing and it can be really daunting and hard. There’s times when I feel so numb which personally, I think is the worst feeling of them all. You don’t feel anything, you have no reaction or emotion and it’s terrifying. You have to find a way out of your low because it could literally be the difference between life and death. Feeling numb is the real feeling of the walking dead, you’re alive but you aren’t living.
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    We all go through a stage of poor mental health but please understand that there is a difference between mental health and mental illness. To have a poor mental health is not necessarily suffering from mental illness. When you have a low time imagine going through this continuously.. now times that by 10. That’s what mental illness is. Constantly having a sickness that follows you around which could flare up when you least expect it. We’re in an age where mental health is finally being talked about and is understood a lot better than it traditionally was, which is great, because it shows progress but we need that further education to not underestimate it and to also not OVERESTIMATE IT.
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    No one can tell you how you feel and its subjective but in doing this please make it your number 1 priority to look after your mental because although you aren’t your mind, it can make or break you. Your mental should come first and then your physical will follow.
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    Find yourself, take it easy and love life regardless of your situation... but most importantly find an outlet to express your emotions, never bottle anything up- always let it out because you will explode eventually.
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    With Love, K 💋🌸 #mentalhealthawareness
  • 1 0 21 hours ago
  • I’ve heard the @nba is tribe. If it’s true. It’s truly needed now. This video of Delonte West tore me up. We all know he had hurdles to over come. Demons he battled. He is not well. And he needs help. * * * *
So if this post stumbles on the higher ups. Please send this man some help before we really lose him.
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We all need help in this up side down world. Mental Health is real!! *
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@nba @thenbpa @kevinlove @uninterrupted #nba #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
  • I’ve heard the @nba is tribe. If it’s true. It’s truly needed now. This video of Delonte West tore me up. We all know he had hurdles to over come. Demons he battled. He is not well. And he needs help. * * * *
    So if this post stumbles on the higher ups. Please send this man some help before we really lose him.
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    We all need help in this up side down world. Mental Health is real!! *
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    @nba @thenbpa @kevinlove @uninterrupted #nba #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
  • 6 2 21 hours ago
  • Good morning, friends! 
Let’s chat self care. 💗

People ask me all the time: “Amie, how do you do the work you do?  Aren’t you exhausted?  Don’t you worry about burn out?” Well, the truth is sometimes I do over do it.  I am human.  That’s not common however.  Self care is super important to me and necessary for how I show up as a person, as a mom and wife, as a facilitator and in all of my life! 
Let me give you an idea of what self care looks like in my world. •Naps- thinking I’ll be blessed with one every day this week!  I love naps. •meditation- that’s a non negotiable for me.  I meditate every morning and night and in between clients.  I typically only schedule 2 clients a day maximum so depending on the session lengths I may even nap in between. •Reading •TIR (and no, I don’t facilitate myself and yes I have tried and sometimes that’s successful for me) •I had a manicure and pedicure yesterday and for me that’s more self maintenance but I love to treat myself every two weeks •A Bars session with my Kylee yesterday and one scheduled for Thursday - so blessed to have this option right in my home •presence process night with Tom Knapp and Cortney Crewe •a dinner date with my guy. •walks with my friends and moving my body every day •healthy food and snacks that are pre prepped - I eat mainly vegetarian and food prep is ideal for my family and our schedules •essential oils on my body, in my bath and diffusing in my space •sleep •chiropractic adjustments 
Self care is not something I fit in when I have time.  It’s scheduled in.  It’s super important.  In order to show up for you, I choose to show up for me first. 
What’s your self care look like this week? 
Take some time for you, friends! You’re worth it!

xo
Amie
  • Good morning, friends!
    Let’s chat self care. 💗

    People ask me all the time: “Amie, how do you do the work you do? Aren’t you exhausted? Don’t you worry about burn out?” Well, the truth is sometimes I do over do it. I am human. That’s not common however. Self care is super important to me and necessary for how I show up as a person, as a mom and wife, as a facilitator and in all of my life!
    Let me give you an idea of what self care looks like in my world. •Naps- thinking I’ll be blessed with one every day this week! I love naps. •meditation- that’s a non negotiable for me. I meditate every morning and night and in between clients. I typically only schedule 2 clients a day maximum so depending on the session lengths I may even nap in between. •Reading •TIR (and no, I don’t facilitate myself and yes I have tried and sometimes that’s successful for me) •I had a manicure and pedicure yesterday and for me that’s more self maintenance but I love to treat myself every two weeks •A Bars session with my Kylee yesterday and one scheduled for Thursday - so blessed to have this option right in my home •presence process night with Tom Knapp and Cortney Crewe •a dinner date with my guy. •walks with my friends and moving my body every day •healthy food and snacks that are pre prepped - I eat mainly vegetarian and food prep is ideal for my family and our schedules •essential oils on my body, in my bath and diffusing in my space •sleep •chiropractic adjustments
    Self care is not something I fit in when I have time. It’s scheduled in. It’s super important. In order to show up for you, I choose to show up for me first.
    What’s your self care look like this week?
    Take some time for you, friends! You’re worth it!

    xo
    Amie
  • 3 1 21 hours ago
  • When you’re stressed, your central nervous system (CNS) goes into what is often referred to as the “fight or flight” response. Your body releases adrenaline and cortisol, your eyes dilate, your heart beats faster and your blood pressure increases, your muscles tense and your digestion stops to allow blood to be redistributed to those muscles needed to fight or run for your life. When the perceived threat is gone the CNS will usually act to ease the mind and body, a state often referred to as “rest and digest” because the body calms and functions return to normal. However, chronic, or long-term stress means that signal may not be sent for quite some time, so your body is staying in that state of stress for far too long. 
Whatever your stress looks like, the physiological toll of it can be immense. The associated muscular tension can lead to widespread pain, headaches, and even make you more prone to injury. The regular increases in blood pressure can put strain on your heart and blood vessels leading to an increased risk of hypertension and even heart attack and stroke. The changes in digestion that occur during this fight or flight response can lead to nausea, constipation, acid reflux, and even increase your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. 
Clearly the affects stress has on your body go deeper than the eyes can see. If you truly want to tackle this worthy opponent, you need to take it one step at a time and realize different techniques work for different people, so take the time to figure out what works best for you. 
While life is inevitably stressful, you don’t have to let that stress take control of your life or lead you to some mental or physical issues. You only get one body in this life. Take care of it! 
Clearly the affects stress has on your body go deeper than the eyes can see. 
#manageyourstress #stressrelief #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #takecareofyou #selfcare #selflove #stress #mindbodyspirit #massage #chicagomassagetherapist #chicagomassage #stressmanagement #cantpourfromanemptycup #fightorflight  #restanddigest #healyourmind #healyourbody #stressaffectsyourbody #stressaffectsyourbrain
  • When you’re stressed, your central nervous system (CNS) goes into what is often referred to as the “fight or flight” response. Your body releases adrenaline and cortisol, your eyes dilate, your heart beats faster and your blood pressure increases, your muscles tense and your digestion stops to allow blood to be redistributed to those muscles needed to fight or run for your life. When the perceived threat is gone the CNS will usually act to ease the mind and body, a state often referred to as “rest and digest” because the body calms and functions return to normal. However, chronic, or long-term stress means that signal may not be sent for quite some time, so your body is staying in that state of stress for far too long.
    Whatever your stress looks like, the physiological toll of it can be immense. The associated muscular tension can lead to widespread pain, headaches, and even make you more prone to injury. The regular increases in blood pressure can put strain on your heart and blood vessels leading to an increased risk of hypertension and even heart attack and stroke. The changes in digestion that occur during this fight or flight response can lead to nausea, constipation, acid reflux, and even increase your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. 
    Clearly the affects stress has on your body go deeper than the eyes can see. If you truly want to tackle this worthy opponent, you need to take it one step at a time and realize different techniques work for different people, so take the time to figure out what works best for you. 
    While life is inevitably stressful, you don’t have to let that stress take control of your life or lead you to some mental or physical issues. You only get one body in this life. Take care of it! 
    Clearly the affects stress has on your body go deeper than the eyes can see.
    #manageyourstress #stressrelief #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #takecareofyou #selfcare #selflove #stress #mindbodyspirit #massage #chicagomassagetherapist #chicagomassage #stressmanagement #cantpourfromanemptycup #fightorflight #restanddigest #healyourmind #healyourbody #stressaffectsyourbody #stressaffectsyourbrain
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  • The ebb and flow. There’s the highs and the lows. The laughter and the tears. Victories and losses. The journey is humbling. Through it all, I’ve learned that the magic ingredient is heart. Anything done in and out of a place of authentic love creates so much space for abundance in your life. Stay true to the ever-evolving soul you are and sprinkle a little magic everywhere you go ✨
  • The ebb and flow. There’s the highs and the lows. The laughter and the tears. Victories and losses. The journey is humbling. Through it all, I’ve learned that the magic ingredient is heart. Anything done in and out of a place of authentic love creates so much space for abundance in your life. Stay true to the ever-evolving soul you are and sprinkle a little magic everywhere you go ✨
  • 5 1 21 hours ago
  • // Wszyscy wiemy - sesja to jeden z najmniej przyjemnych okresów w studenckim życiu. Nawał nauki, stres, mało snu, niedojadanie i kawa/energetyk na śniadanie. Zdaję sobie sprawę, że może być ciężko, że pracy tyle, że niewiadomo w co ręce włożyć, że można być poddenerwowanym, wykończonym albo załamanym. Rozumiem. Jednak nawet to wszystko razem nie jest wystarczającym powodem by taki stan nazywać "depresją". #sesjatoniedepresja ‼️ Depresja to choroba. Choroba, na którą cierpi około 1,5 miliona Polaków. Codziennie toczą z nią walkę. Codziennie próbują znaleźć siły, żeby chociażby wstać z łóżka. To realny problem, a nie czyjeś widzimisię. Na to nie pomoże czekolada ani melisa. To nie przechodzi po miesiącu. To jest codziennie mierzenie się z najtrudniejszymi uczuciami, myślami. Nie spłycaj więc, proszę, znaczenia tego słowa. Depresja to nie smutek ani gorszy nastrój. Sesja to nie depresja. Pamiętaj. A za Twoje egzaminy trzymam mocno kciuki. Będzie dobrze 😉
  • // Wszyscy wiemy - sesja to jeden z najmniej przyjemnych okresów w studenckim życiu. Nawał nauki, stres, mało snu, niedojadanie i kawa/energetyk na śniadanie. Zdaję sobie sprawę, że może być ciężko, że pracy tyle, że niewiadomo w co ręce włożyć, że można być poddenerwowanym, wykończonym albo załamanym. Rozumiem. Jednak nawet to wszystko razem nie jest wystarczającym powodem by taki stan nazywać "depresją". #sesjatoniedepresja ‼️ Depresja to choroba. Choroba, na którą cierpi około 1,5 miliona Polaków. Codziennie toczą z nią walkę. Codziennie próbują znaleźć siły, żeby chociażby wstać z łóżka. To realny problem, a nie czyjeś widzimisię. Na to nie pomoże czekolada ani melisa. To nie przechodzi po miesiącu. To jest codziennie mierzenie się z najtrudniejszymi uczuciami, myślami. Nie spłycaj więc, proszę, znaczenia tego słowa. Depresja to nie smutek ani gorszy nastrój. Sesja to nie depresja. Pamiętaj. A za Twoje egzaminy trzymam mocno kciuki. Będzie dobrze 😉
  • 0 1 21 hours ago
  • Love is real, only when it is life-changing. 💛 *This can be interpreted for self-love too.
  • Love is real, only when it is life-changing. 💛 *This can be interpreted for self-love too.
  • 3 1 21 hours ago
  • 🎧 New episode on hope to recharge podcast 😇

Episode number 68-
Highly Sensitive People with Patricia Young.

I'm So grateful to have met Patricia
I started understanding myself better and what is really going on inside myself.

For me personally It was one of the most eye opening conversations I've had on this podcast 😇. Is being sensitive a bad thing? From an early age we are told to “suck it up” and to “stop crying” and are not given permission to lean into the natural emotions that we feel. As a result, when we are adults we often see being “sensitive” as a negative thing without seeing it as the GIFT it really is. 
This week I had the honor of connecting with therapist and coach for Highly Sensitive People, Patricia Young. Patricia shares with us why being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is something we should see as a “super power” and why we should unapologetically OWN who we are . 
Patricia shares with us her personal story, and how she came to the conclusion that she was called to work specifically with Highly Sensitive People. She educates about the trait of High Sensitivity as well as the strengths of Highly Sensitive People; how to navigate relationships as a Highly Sensitive Person, and how to recognize and validate our needs as HSPs. 
We hope this episode encourages you no matter who you are, or what type of personality you have to be proud of it. We should never apologize or be ashamed of our feelings, and if you are someone that feels more deeply than those around you, that is actually a beautiful thing. As Patricia says, “We need you!”. Topics Discussed: ♦ How to have healthy relationships as a Highly Sensitive Person ♦ What parents should do if their child is Highly Sensitive ♦ Strengths of a Highly Sensitive Person

After listening to this episode, connect with us in our private Facebook community,
Hope to Recharge and let us know what you think, because as always together is better!. Link to episode in bio 👆

#MentalHealth #breakthestigma #sensitive #highlysensitiveperson #hsp #togetherisbetter #UNDERSTAND #ourneeds #boundaries #MentalHealthawareness #yournotalone #hope #podcast #newepisode #onestepatatime
  • 🎧 New episode on hope to recharge podcast 😇

    Episode number 68-
    Highly Sensitive People with Patricia Young.

    I'm So grateful to have met Patricia
    I started understanding myself better and what is really going on inside myself.

    For me personally It was one of the most eye opening conversations I've had on this podcast 😇. Is being sensitive a bad thing? From an early age we are told to “suck it up” and to “stop crying” and are not given permission to lean into the natural emotions that we feel. As a result, when we are adults we often see being “sensitive” as a negative thing without seeing it as the GIFT it really is.
    This week I had the honor of connecting with therapist and coach for Highly Sensitive People, Patricia Young. Patricia shares with us why being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is something we should see as a “super power” and why we should unapologetically OWN who we are .
    Patricia shares with us her personal story, and how she came to the conclusion that she was called to work specifically with Highly Sensitive People. She educates about the trait of High Sensitivity as well as the strengths of Highly Sensitive People; how to navigate relationships as a Highly Sensitive Person, and how to recognize and validate our needs as HSPs.
    We hope this episode encourages you no matter who you are, or what type of personality you have to be proud of it. We should never apologize or be ashamed of our feelings, and if you are someone that feels more deeply than those around you, that is actually a beautiful thing. As Patricia says, “We need you!”. Topics Discussed: ♦ How to have healthy relationships as a Highly Sensitive Person ♦ What parents should do if their child is Highly Sensitive ♦ Strengths of a Highly Sensitive Person

    After listening to this episode, connect with us in our private Facebook community,
    Hope to Recharge and let us know what you think, because as always together is better!. Link to episode in bio 👆

    #MentalHealth #breakthestigma #sensitive #highlysensitiveperson #hsp #togetherisbetter #UNDERSTAND #ourneeds #boundaries #MentalHealthawareness #yournotalone #hope #podcast #newepisode #onestepatatime
  • 1 0 21 hours ago