Here is your reminder that you're doing great.. If yesterday, the day before, last week or even the whole of last month wasn't great... You can start over. Right now. Be in the moment, give yourself some love and hugs and start again... You got this!
Before you go to treatment and hear that patient talking about how they restricted dinner the night before
Before you go to group and hear someone talk about their binge in detail
Before you go on Instagram and see someone’s before and after photo
Before you scroll and see someone‘s caption full of numbers with details about their highest & lowest weights
Before you see that person’s story about how their purge-free streak has ended
Before you criticize someone for saying or doing something that triggers others
Before you huff and puff about how you would never do something like that
Take a moment.
Remember that you were never perfect
Remember that you have made mistakes in a community environment, too
Remember that you were once that sick,
And no, I don’t mean in any physical aspect,
I mean that eating disorders are a /mental illness/.
So please, remember how fucking hard it was to pull yourself out of the most difficult days with that voice in your head
Remember the times that you did the wrong thing
Even with the full knowledge that it wasn’t the right thing to do.
There is a time and place for accountability
There is a time and place for compassion
There is also a time and place for both.
Be kind to others
Confront them with good intentions
Their mental illness is not an excuse or a get out of jail free card
But it does help explain why someone might be acting the way that they are—
So maybe you can take that into consideration
Instead of ostracizing and alienating the people who haven’t gotten to the place that you’re at.
None of us know each other’s full stories or backgrounds or traumas or anxieties and yet
There are still people who feel like they can judge others,
Talk down on them,
And make them feel as if their voice and story don’t matter
Simply because they are making mistakes
That the people who are judging probably made, too.
I never expected to feel like I’d need to say this to people in recovery, but really:
Remember where you started.
You didn’t recover overnight.
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Think positive! Full Video on our YouTube Channel. #linkinbio
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"Malgré ça.. il m'aime encore, mais je t'aime un peu plus fort" 🦋✨
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Hi Friends! We are very excited about our first time at the prestigious 2018 Victorian Multicultural Festival! Lodhi Gardens will be located at stall 109 on River Terrace.
Come down to Federation Square for an afternoon of incredible art, performances, food and lots of smiles!
Where: Federation Square
When: 12pm to 8pm, Saturday 24 March 2018
The Festival is a family-friendly event, so bring your kids, your cousins, even your grandparents, and join us to celebrate the cultural diversity that makes us proud to live here.
Get ready Qld ~ brand new little Soul Stories creatures are coming!!!! Xt💫🌱❤️🧚🏼♂️✨
Special Edition ~ Winged micro Soul Stories,
colours will vary of your choice.
Original Soul Stories sculptures
created with coloured polymer clay and wired wings.
Each unique micro creature is carefully handmade one by one by the artist tams.
The sculptures are sold individually & depending on your mood, they can be placed side by side, full of love and compassion
~ or facing away, for some time alone and self reflection…
Aprox Size: Height 2.5cm & Width 2.5cm
$12 aud each ~ Rainbow $14 each...
Please advise in notes as your checkout what colours you would prefer…
Underneath is personalised with a special ‘ss’ signature.
~ Slight variations on the sculptures, colour and the number of them, can also be requested... ..............................................
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"Un giorno nei tuoi cortili val piú che mille altrove..."(Salmi 84:10)
Questo passo sottolinea in particolare il momento della salvezza delle anime nostre, mette in evidenza un "giorno". Un giorno Dio ci ha salvato, liberato e donato l'eredità celeste. Quel giorno ci siamo arresi e abbiamo risposto alla chiamata di Dio. "Quell'attimo" in cui ci siamo lasciati andare alla presenza di Dio è valso così tanto per noi che ha cambiato il resto della nostra vita.
Dopo la salvezza questo passo evidenzia anche il compito che abbiamo, cioè trasformare la valle di "Baca", ovvero la valle della disperazione, del dolore, dell'angoscia, in un luogo di fonte di benedizione. Questo è ciò che siamo chiamati a fare quando un giorno accettiamo Cristo Gesù come personale Salvatore, trasformare quella che è la nostra quotidianità in un opportunità per produrre benedizione per noi e per gli altri... Può capitare che il nemico ci distrae, la vita ci affanna e ci dimentichiamo di quel giorno. Dio avvisa i suoi ad avere fiducia che mentre proseguiamo con determinazione nel cammino, tracciato dallo Spirito Santo, acquisteremo le forze necessarie per ricordare quel giorno che vale molto più di mille passati nel disagio, nella disperazione, nel dolore, nel lamento e altrove ove non c'è la presenza di Dio. Vorrei lasciarvi con un incoraggiamento. "Provate e vedrete quanto il Signore è buono ! Beato l'uomo che confida in lui"(Salmi 34:8). A Dio sia la Gloria, pace del Signore. (@cristianmustafa9 ) "...il Signore m'esaudira' quando griderò a lui."
Save the date March 31st📝Hope Of The Valley will be at the San Fernando street festival raising awareness on the homeless crisis in our valley and we will also be collecting sock and underwear packs for donations. It’s a free family event. We hope to see you there! 💜
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Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching
•El amor es la respuesta• 🇬🇧👇
Quiero compartir una gran experiencia que tuve ayer. En el día internacional del agua, asistí a un evento llamado: "Global Water meditation" y fue una experiencia muy movilizante.
Luego de varios contratiempos para llegar al lugar de encuentro, lo hallé. Era una grupo de aproximadamente veinte personas, que luego fue creciendo. Estaban todos sentados en ronda al lado del Mar, con la compañía de varias guitarras y otros instrumentos y velas. Con un poco de timidez y algunas dudas, me acerqué y me sumé a la ronda. Comenzamos a cantar una bella canción inglés que hablaba sobre dejar ser al amor, luego meditamos durante diez minutos en sincronía con otros grupos de personas en otras partes del mundo, con el objetivo de enviar bendiciones,
agradecimiento y amor al agua que habita en la tierra y en nuestro cuerpo, con el fuerte deseo que ese amor alcance a más personas a nuestro alrededor y se expanda. Luego de abrir los ojos, al finalizar la meditación, notamos que un grupo de mujeres musulmanas nos observaban, a lo que respondimos con un: vengan! Súmense! Ellas nos saludaron y sonrieron. Nosotros seguimos cantando y elevando nuestra energía y al cabo de unos minutos, estas mujeres se unieron a la ronda intentado cantar una canción en español, que agradecía a la Pachamama. Una de ellas me preguntó: que significa lo que cantamos y todo esto? Y luego de contarle el porque de lo que hacíamos: me sonrió y me dijo: que hermoso! Gracias por invitarnos.
Durante todo ese encuentro, me sentí muy conectada y a su vez, en varias oportunidades conté con la compañía de lágrimas que brotaban de mí, sin aviso previo. Pero esta vez, eran lagrimas de esperanza, de gratitud y de saber que el amor es la respuesta. Que el amor y la paz son más fuertes que el odio.
La última canción que recuerdo haber presenciado allí, fue una en hebreo y en árabe que decía: Paz a nosotros y a todo el mundo 🙏
Por más encuentros así! Conectemos más con las personas en persona, veamos lo que pasa afuera. .
•Love is the answer•
I want to share a great experience that I had yesterday. On the international water day, I attended an event (more in comments)
Can't sleep. Might be from the steroids in my pre-meds today or my 1 hour nap this afternoon. I have a lot on my mind. 😳
As I approach my weekend when normally I don't feel the best & my bye week off chemo next week, I'm remembering I'm also approaching my second half of my final chemo treatments. 🙌🏼 I'm not getting my hopes up just yet as things can change but I hope it's my last chemo treatment. 🙏🏻 I've learned that. I will remain positive that this will be it and they've killed off any remaining cancer cells. 👍🏼💪🏼🙏🏻
Through this journey I've had to learn to adapt to change, which is so unlike me. I'm a creature of habit & don't like change. But when you don't have control really over things during your cancer battle, you have to go with the flow & let your medical team do what's best for you. But by all means be your own advocate for your own health & body, it's your right & prerogative. 💯
I'm humbled & full of gratitude while on my journey, breast cancer 2.0 I call it. Thank you to my incredible family for their massive support, my sister takes me everywhere & picks up my meds & food, my friends who keep me strong & have my back, to my medical team at Hoag & my oncology team, you rock & I'm grateful for all of you...and all of you who don't know me but still take the time to write supportive, caring & encouraging messages. You've help keep me strong mentally & physically & I can't thank you enough, it has helped. 🙏🏻
. I've been wanting to pay it forward, I do what I can when an opportunity arises. We all could use some encouragement no matter what we're going through. Kindness does wonders. I hope to inspire more empathy & compassion all over this world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️🙏🏻 Steph 💗
☝🏽☝🏽☝🏽A MESSAGE FOR THE WEEKEND. Be kind to yourself. Lift yourself up. Show yourself compassion. And remember that you’re only human. 😌 The next time you make a mistake or feel your inner critic taking the stage, imagine that a loved one is feeling hurt and unworthy. What would you say to them? How would you treat them? How would you reassure them? Now, do that for yourself and drown out your inner critic because being nasty to yourself is never okay. 💙
It’s 7am in Portugal, and I have been awake since 2am. My body is still adjusting to the difference. Though my spirit is settled, my heart is full of gratitude and compassion.
Since arriving we have been hosted by a beautiful family in a magical home. I have felt welcomed and appreciated. Exactly what my spirit needed.
I was nervous before coming. Nervous about the change in lifestyle and community. But being here I realize that community is everywhere, beautiful people are everywhere, all I have to do is be myself and be open.
I’m grateful that I’ve had this time while everyone dreams. This time has given me breath to inhale the love that is all around and to reflect on this moment. And this moment is wonderful :)