Hi. I’m sharing this one again because it’s mental health awareness month and I’d like to be candid. Here’s a novel:::
I struggle with depression and have my whole life- it’s something I’m familiar with and I understand it on a deep and personal level. Yesterday, I had a panic attack. It was terrifying. I had never experienced feelings of anxiety in general before and it really felt like I might die, but I KNEW I would be okay because I was able to identify that it was a panic attack. I am lucky to have friends who are open about their experiences with anxiety and attacks because that was the only reason I was able to stay grounded. I consider myself to be very sensitive to mental health issues but I realized I had no way to truly sympathize with the anxious side of the spectrum. I now have an appreciation for what you deal with regularly. I am still feeling intense effects from it and I’m not quite sure how to handle it. I wanted to share because it really is not talked about enough and it’s so incredibly common. This is me, guys! Talk to someone. I promise you that someone will listen and likely even relate. 💪✨💪✨💪
Hi guys I took this on directly on instagrams camera!!!!! who knew!!!!!!!! this is a pretty accurate representation of what I’ve been looking like over the last few days ~ messy hair, stress in my eyes, and eyebrows in need of maintenance 🥴~ I’ve had a very few up and down moments over the past few days (stress accumulates in funny ways friends 🤣) and thank the lord I have friends like @nicolesleaford_ to pull me back to earth when I’m being silly 😜
just a reminder that
1. Everyone has ups and downs
2. You don’t have to be happy 24/7 even if you’re a positive person
3. The Instagram camera is shit #whyamipostingthis#trynabecuteandshit
8664814 hours ago
with the days getting longer and summer coming closer, i finally have good lighting to start sharing dinner pics!! 🥳
got an intense meatball craving this afternoon, so naturally that meant my new black bean pasta w/ grass-fed meatballs🍝 this is my first time eating beef in probably over a year, so it wasn’t necessarily ‘easy’ to say the least🤨 but my body has been telling me things and i am going to listen to it!
ALSO, i am vv proud of myself today, as i didn’t count any calories! 🎉 and ya know what it feels like? FREEDOM. all that time i was counting calories, it served as some sort of handle to hold on to. something i could grasp so that i could somehow feel in control of all my emotions and what’s going on in my life right now.
that whole time, i knew, that it was pointless. i was not at all using calorie counting as a way to restrict—hell, the thought of restriction barely crosses my mind anymore—it’s just, i had to KNOW. i had to be able to attach a number to food, a mechanism i turned to for years. a coping mechanism i ‘trust’.
but every day again, it was a waste of my time. at the end of the day, i would have eaten the same foods and the same amounts. the only difference is that i wouldn’t know the numbers ‘attached’ to it all.
to be honest, it’s hard. its hard not having a number attached to everything i ate today or everything i’m still going to eat for the rest of my life. but want to know what’s even harder? trying to fight your mind 24/7. basing your food choices and having your day revolve around food, numbers, and the time.
i am ready to break free. i am ready to listen to what this beautiful and capable body of mine has to say. and right now, it’s saying thank you. thank you for listening to me and feeding me and allowing me to eat meatballs♥️ #simplybalancedliv
5325417 hours ago
"You know in your life it's going to be very difficult to come across something that's going to be even worse pain than that."
Prince William talks honestly about bereavement in a BBC documentary about mental health. The Duke of Cambridge said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also need to “be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. Tap the link in our bio to find out more Prince William’s comments on coping with the death of his mother, Princess Diana. ⬆️ #bbcnews#dukeofcambridge#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthawarenessweek
32,26753123 hours ago
whose that girl? she looks so fine
whose that girl? I don’t recognize ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
over the past couple of months I have transformed and grown into a completely different person that I never uncovered till recently. tbh, I am loving life right now and the happiest I have ever been💛✨
#mentalhealthawareness Yesterday I had my first panic attack in about 2 months - I'd had a difficult day with the kids and finally got out for a run at about 5.30. When I started running I knew something wasn't feeling right - my legs had nothing in them and was struggling to keep going at my easy pace. My blood sugar level dropped and started uncontrollably shaking and getting dizzy, by mile 2 my heart rate was way too high than it should have been and started getting palpitations. I abandoned my run 3 miles in and began walking home when the panic attack kicked in at full intensity- from 0-100 within a couple of minutes. I was convinced that my symptoms meant I was seriously sick, my blurred vision meant I was going blind, my low blood sugar meant I had diabetes, my heart palpitations meant heart attack. .
I got home and managed to hide my fear and terror from the kids by getting straight in the shower to collect myself. Luckily, after 20 minutes or so the panic attack had faded down to about 30 out of 100 and was able to rationalise my thoughts. My panic attacks usually last hours so I'm grateful that this one was only short lived.
Just when you think you're feeling good, anxiety smacks you in the face without warning- it's relentless, it doesn't care how much progress you've made and can throw you right back in the hole you fought so hard to climb out of.
This morning I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself- sounds pathetic doesn't it, but panic attacks aren't as simple as having one and returning back to normal- they haunt you, they linger in the background and make you constantly question yourself- your confidence in yourself shot.
I may try and run later, I might not- but I'm taking it easy this morning snuggling with the kids- anxiety is a bitch, but I wont let it define me.
I’m reaching out for your support.
I am with a group of beautiful humans raising money this weekend to go to an amazing cause.
The cause is LIVIN and the motto is “It ain’t weak to speak”! You may or may not have heard of it, it is a non for profit foundation where they are raising awareness around mental health!
Mental Health effects 1 in 4 people, men and women and 75% of people don’t reach out for support.
I’m asking for your support in helping us raise $50000 by tonight at 6pm.
Please reach deep into your hearts to help us help other humans!
The link below is to donate and please ask me if you have any questions.
Sitting still has always been a huge challenge for me. I’ve always been really good at doing a million things, at smashing out a workout, doing the market 🥑🥝🍒🍑 run and preparing breakfast before most people have opened their eyes on a Sunday. My friends and family always thought this was a really positive trait (not only because they would wake up to an epic breakfast 😂) and a sign of my commitment to my health & fitness. In some ways, they were right but in other ways, I felt incapable of slowing down, of sleeping in and just chilling. I didn’t realize it at the time but these things are important too! We’re all different and while for certain people the latter comes easily (maybe a bit too easily 😂) it’s never been the case for me and I often see it in the people I coach too. Type A personalities who wake up at 5am and who manage to do a workout and prepare food for the whole family before anyone even opens an eye! I recently worked with someone who followed this pattern and whose trainer had said that her failure to lose weight was due to “not exercising enough” and “eating too many calories”. This woman was getting up at 5am to work out every day, holding down a full time job and looking after her family 😥 How the hell could telling her to do even more be the solution? 🤔 My approach is different. Together we reviewed her schedule and set aside time for rest & recovery. In some cases, this meant working out less. And guess what happened? Within a week she started feeling lighter, more energized, less bloated and her clothes got looser! Sometimes our difficulty to lose weight and feel good has nothing to do with food & exercise. This is why taking a holistic approach to health and adapting solutions to your individual needs is so much more powerful than someone who blames calories. Your health and ability to lose weight is determined by so much more than calories. Don’t let yourself be reduced to a stupid equation. #holistichealth#holistichealthcoach#healthyfromtheinsideout#fitfromwithin#mindbodyconnection#healthylifestylecoach#healthyfood#fitfromthecore#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#getfitforsummer#getfitforlife#nutritioncoach
1604 hours ago
I can’t speak on behalf on other animals but I can say how amazing dogs are. They simply understand when you just need them to be there when you’re having a rough day. ❤️
Súper excited for my new chapter in my new home. 🙏🏼❤️
So much has happened since I have moved back from london over the last 3 years:
- became fully self employed, built a new business, it underwent a hostile takeover so lost it, building a new business and it’s really starting to thrive 🙏🏼
- studied #medicalacupuncture , #microneedling , further studied self-development and the #insideouttheory , studied #mindfulness , studied #mentalhealthawareness and will be studying further in this field, Pre and post natal and will continue to study all of the latter further - started writing my book
- learning Spanish - lost some friends and met some great new ones - and now moved into my new home 😊
Life is great, it’s really how you look at it and what you make of it. If I can ever help you in anyway please send me a message. Happy Sunday 😘❤️
Exploring with this one. My little sidekick for the week! I can’t believe she’s going to school soon. How fast life goes. How much time we spend dwelling on the bad and the things we can’t change instead of embracing everyday and making change where we can. -
One thing we can change in a heartbeat is our mindset. I used to think it was as simple as clicking my fingers and it could change forever, it’s not that simple. You can’t change from the lowest possible feeling to the highest in an instant but you can change to a mindset that’s more positive than your current one. Over time you can change it again to a more positive one and carry on that thought process until it’s nothing but positive! If we’re always striving for a thought or feeling that’s better than the one we have right now, then we’re still winning! ♥️ #mindset#positivethoughts#mentalhealthawareness#bepositive
Today was out of control.
For myself in lieu of Mental health awareness week, I decided to draw this! If you ever feel overwhelmed or out of control, reach out, your mental wellbeing is extremely important!
@eyesofmyheart had a different more empowering approach for women. Something I think we need in light of recent events... Out of Control
You aren’t allowed to be a woman
until you learn how to be a lady.
Polished, poised, purged of impurities.
Statues favored over substance.
Posture is taught instead of power.
Restless legs chained at the ankle,
Longing to sprint as far as she can go,
But heaven forbid her stockings rip.
Value your courage over your charm.
And your grit over your grace. For you are a force to be reckoned with,
They cannot control your wild.
Feeling pretty #existential lately, so I checked in with my therapist. Even porgs need support sometimes. Especially when they've been separated from their flock, that caped Jedi dude disappeared into thin air (what the heck?!), and the fuzzy spaceship monster playground friend I made is gone ☹
I’m not here to tell you that burgers and broccoli are the same nutritionally. I AM here to tell you that they are the same morally. You are not a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ person depending on which you choose to eat. Food holds no moral value.
The success of any psychological treatment is not the extention of the disease, but the patient's awareness of it and his or her ability to intervene.
We have to stop being spectators of the film of our existence, leave the audience, enter without fear on stage and be the main actors or actresses.
Living is a great adventure ans you're special.
O sucesso de qualquer tratamento psicológlco não é a dimensão da doença, mas a consciência que o paciente tem da mesma e da sua capacidade de intervenção.
Temos de deixar de ser espectadores do filme da nossa existência, sair da plateia, entrar sem mêdo no palco e sermos os actores ou a actrizes principais.
Viver é uma grande aventura e tu és especial.
ᚾ Nauthiz : Inner strength
They also make perfect ring holders, to keep your treasures safe.
Essential oils can be dropped on to the underside to help ease your stresses.
If you buy the full set, they’ll also come with a Rune bag so you can carry them all around with you.
This is something I find quite hard to share but in light of it being mental health awareness week then if by sharing it this helps even just one person then I know I’ve done the right thing.
I will never know how difficult it was for you to share this Ashley but I am so glad you spoke up and got the help you needed.
If you’re finding things difficult then please talk to someone or if you feel that a friend or family member isn’t themselves then just ask ‘how are you?’ Or ‘Are you okay?’ Those three words can make a huge difference to someone’s life.
If you feel you can’t talk to your friends or family then there are a number of different charities here to help you, you are not alone.
Thank you to TASC’s for being the reason my brother is here now, without you I don’t even want to think about what could have been.
Its been said a lot but honestly It is okay to not be okay, please don’t suffer in silence. #mentalhealthawareness#tascs
🤧 I apologize for not being active for a couple of days.. I had just caught a cold! I took time off social media to make sure that I was able to adequately rest and also so I could focus a positive state of mind 🌱
Australia, we're heading towards winter.. and that means the sickness season is coming/has come! 😪 I have compiled self-care tips that helped me out tremendously - so that you can use it to take care of yourself when you are sick ~ let me know if it's helpful 💕
Tag a friend who has caught the cold/flu!
(🎨 by @official.unco)
If you haven't heard from them in a while or if they are acting different.
Even if there is no difference, you never know what is going on with someone.
Reach out, send a message, invite them for a coffee or for lunch.
They will appreciate it, and if they don't come or cancel, don't give up on them 💖
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came down or donated to my charity class at @victus_soul last night for #mentalhealthawarenessweek ! I’m so overwhelmed by the turn out and support - a FULL class! Thank you to my side kick @catabalzano and to @louiswalcott for teaching an amazing class and being such a wonderful friend! Also to these gals always by my side 💜 The goodie bags had self care in mind, with the likes of face masks from @patchology , matcha from @rokitpods and sleep spray from @neomorganics . So so pleased with my first event and for all those who couldn’t come I guess I’m hoping for more in the future! 🥳🤞🏼 -
We’ve raised nearly £800 for @mindcharity in 5 days which is amazing, but I’m keeping donations open until Sunday night so would LOVE to get to £1000! If you didn’t attend the class but would like to donate the link is in my bio 🙏🏼💋
9-10 meses contigo aqui dentro
Já deixavas bem clara a tua presença e tal como a minha preferência pelo dada @wolf_irachande ♡
Meu presentinho de Deus
Minha obra prima
As curvas mais Lindas que já tive
Cheia de medo e amor
Aprendi a dar valor a cada mudança...
Tudo pela tua existência ♡