Those things that make you excited to get up in the morning? They're worth doing, and you don't need to feel guilty about making time to do them. 🖤
“When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself.”
~ I had the opportunity today to meet and spend time with a truly amazing survivor. It was a pleasure for me to sit down with, talk, and most of all listen to Shannon a fellow brain injury survivor here in Atlanta. Hearing her speak I was in ah because our roads have been so similar with our injury, down to the year & day it happened. Only Shannon was hit head on by a drunk driver when her accident occurred...
The more I listened the more I was in disbelief hearing all she had endured looking at her beautiful face. But I could wholeheartedly relate to every word she spoke. Spending time with Shannon today was such a blessing for my soul....She gave me more inspiration with confirmation than i’m sure she would ever realize. I left here today with such a full & grateful heart ❤️ #shareyourstrong #brainhealth #mentalhealth #nevergiveup #atlanta #georgia #survivor #love #grace #MADD #inspire #integrity #beauty #trust
As you set yourself up for tomorrow. What are you going to be thinking about? Are you thinking about the worries of your past or will you be thinking of something else? The worries of your past are irrelevant to your future. Use your imagination and imagine whatever you want to become. Imagination land is forreal.
Myth: Alzheimer’s starts one year after memory loss.
Fact: Alzheimer’s starts 20 years before memory loss.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. Let’s not forget to fight for those who can’t remember. #ENDALZ #MentalHealth #HowardUSNPhA #Region1 #StrengthInPurpose
This was the most uncomfortable, embarrassing & nerve wrecking day of my life, on god. I got tested for all STDs. I am healthy and my blood is negative for everything. Im so happy I did this for myself. Feeling like a whole new person, now that I fully know my status. I’m really happy and relieved. No more dumb decisions. My body is a temple. I’m fucking awesome. Next thing I gotta work on is the drinking. For anyone I hurt in the past, I’m working on it. People will have their judgments regardless but I have to be resilient and focused. This my only life. #humble #dmv #maryland #gettested #demons #focus #dobetter #mentalhealth #worthit #battles #onelove
Imagine finding a partner like your dog. Someone who’s as happy to see you everyday as your dog who almost pees himself. Not to mention as dependable, loving, and most of all, as forgiving. They’re out there. Don’t settle. There’s a reason dogs are our best friends and when it’s the right fit so are our partners.
Oil paint on canvas. 50 x 70 cm. 2018.
Suara-Suara Kecil or little voices is about my constant daily battle with depression for years. How those little voices are trying to sabotage myself many times. At first, it was so hard to accept the reality that my worst enemy is actually myself.
16 - 30 September 2018.
Exhibition by @alidestroy
Curated by @nindysm
Managed by @senimart_id @100persenmanusia
Availablr for purchase 😊
20 year old Ra. 🌼🌜🌞🌛🌼. I’ve been a #mother
since I was 19. I always knew I wanted a #homebirth
. I knew I wanted to #homeschool
, so that’s what I did. I knew I grew up in a violent and abusive household and I never wanted to pass the things that made in me on to my children. I knew they wouldn’t be hit, they would always be spoken to like human beings, and I would never treat them like they were mine to control. None of this meant that my kids weren’t disciplined, didn’t have boundaries or manners or weren’t required to behave certain ways toward me, others, in public, in our home, etc. what it did mean, was that they were always treated with respect dignity kindness & listening. They had a right to exist as children, without the assumption that they owed me anything. I was a ruckus of a fucking teenager y’all. Been raising hell since about 13 and still am half the time. Today my father made an off handed comment that I was “giving them fits” by the time I was the age my eldest daughter is now. People, namely older folks, or my own parents comment often that I’m LUCKY for the children I have. I am “lucky” for them being gentle, kind, respectful, not ruckus raising (yet, anyway 🙃) human beings. It both enrages me and fascinates me that these folks still have not made the connection between the way I’ve raised my children and the way they are today. And therefore the way their own behavior has impacted the mental health, wellbeing & behavior of the people around them and the relationships they hold with those people. Namely people they have power over, like children. #radicalmothering #radicalkindness #parenting #raisinggentlechildren #mentalhealth #traumainformedparenting #healingthroughbirth #healingthroughmotherhood
Learning how to sit with the junkiness of life.
We live in a world if fixing things, of managing & making it better. Even as therapists, we take classes in “solution focused” therapy or are given 6 sessions by an insurance company to fix what ails ya. Take a pill, go for a jog, most problems can be resolved. And then - one day - something might happen that can’t be fixed, that won’t ever be resolved, not ever. I’ve always disagreed that the last stage of grief should be acceptance, as so many of the things we grieve are just quite simply unacceptable - whether that’s a death, loss of health or the loss of an important relationship. But if we don’t FIX grief or accept it, then what should we DO with it??? This is where @refugeingrief
comes in (or visit the website at www.refugeingrief.com). Megan Devine has written a book called “It’s ok that you’re not ok”, (whew!); she has a 30-day “writing through grief” program (gotta be on Facebook though ☹️); and she has some wonderful pdf’s and free info on her blog. This isn’t your old 5-stage & you’re done grief work (not disrespecting historical work on grief here, we’re always evolving!) -this is a primer for living WITH the you that you are now. And sometimes there’s swearing, which is sometimes helpful when life sucks, no? ☺️🤔 #grief #griefsupport #griefjourney #griefandloss #mentalhealth #therapy #relationships #livermore #livermorecounseling #loss #livermorebusiness
Anxiety can be devastatingly crippling. To the point where it can stop you making decisions that you know and want in life because you're too scared. The feeling of failure can be immense and can serve to fuel the anxiety. 💢 Clients with anxiety often get success when they take things slow by making small changes that are targeted at their unique situation. There are many small positive changes that you can start to integrate into your day and one of them can be to make sure you're eating several serves of essential fatty acids (EFAs) daily if your diet is lacking. This can be from salmon, walnuts, flaxmeal (store it in the fridge), sardines, mackerel and chia seeds. 💢 EFAs play a role in reducing inflammatory responses that might be lurking in the gut or brain, they also help to stop the absorption of toxins in the gut that have been linked to anxiety and they make up the lining of the cells in the brain required to transmit calming neurotransmitters (and that's only the beginning). 💢 Lots of small changes equals big change over time so you can start to do the things that you really want to do without fear. www.zoemorosini.com
For the past two weeks I did an intensive professional orientation with mental health leaders and clinicians who believe in the enrichment and establishment of a culture and society in the foster care systems. There was many laughter and tears, moments of processing and deep healing. This is truly an incredible team that I proud to have been a part of. This is an example of people longing for change and believing no child, youth, or young adult should be left behind. I’m excited to see what happens next. What a positive company: SENECA: Family Agencies.
#mentalhealth #psychology #counseling #professionals #leaders #gladiators #warriors #bayarea #fostercare #california #advocates #fighters #heroes
Is there something that you used to LOVE that you’ve lost interest in? Or maybe you feel you just don’t have the time or money?
For me that’s yoga. For two years yoga was a huge part of my life, a coping skill, stress reliever, a way to practice mindfulness. When I started my new job I just stopped. For some reason, I haven’t had the will power to start back up again.
Well, tomorrow is the day folks. I know my mind, body, and soul need it. When I’m doing yoga my mind is at rest.
Do you have a hobby or leisure activity that keeps you grounded? Tell me about it in the comments below! 👇🏼
Managing uncomfortable emotions can be challenging for adults, but it can be particularly difficult for children and adolescents when their emotion regulation skills are still developing. Check out this list of 100 calm down strategies to help your child manage their emotions. Credit to Dyan Robson for this one! .
#emotions #selfregulation #anger #emotionregulation #children #mentalhealth
Healthy living can be fun and delicious! Since making matcha part of my morning ritual I have experienced a complete transformation in my physical and mental health. I was literally sick every week in 2016; I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve felt sick the past two years since the switch. The noticeable transformation was motivation to improve my eating habits too and the natural, mind-stimulating energy of Soul Tea has fueled my creativity!😊
#matcharevolution #fitnessjourney #mentalhealth #yumm #eat4health #healthylifestyle #tealovers
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Soooo, I was at Target today...supposed to be grocery shopping...but instead I tried on some clothes for a wedding rehearsal coming up 💁🏼♀️😂 (totally bought the dress and shoes!). I was without my infant child for 2 hours, do you blame me?! .
I looked in the mirror, and I was damn proud of myself because I saw a determined woman looking back at me! A mamma who has been working out for both her brain 🧠 and body 💪 game!
Here’s me from September 10th to today,September 21st!.
I’ve toned up even more, I’ve gained some muscle, and I’ve lost some bloat!
I’ve been doing my fitness program and the last two days I’ve been taking part in a 3 day refresh. I feel awesome!
I share this knowing that everyone’s goals are different, and everyone’s journey for mental and physical health looks different.
It’s about more than looks, it’s about how you feel!
If any of you are interested in what I’ve been doing and want to try or learn more, comment a ❤️ below or send me a DM. I want to share this with as many people as possible because it’s awesome! 🙏
Also, scroll down my feed to see what I looked like back in August. It’s a huge transformation! ✨
#visualizeyoursuccess #visualizeyourdreams #gradschoollife #mphstudent #mamma #mindfulness #mindfulmama #dreams #goals #goalsetting #womenempowerment #womenempoweringwomen #motivationalquotes #healthcareprofessional #scientist #artist #mph #health #mentalhealth #openmind #positivity #goodvibes #positivethoughts #adreamisawishyourheartmakes #believe #believeinyourself #getitgirl #womeninstem #4thtribodies
I write so I don't stop breathing.
We stand with Survivors ✊😑
Your Bravery & Courage inspire Us ❤️🙏
In a world of Bullies and Fear,
Let Us shine Brighter ☀️
We Love and Support You ❤️
Love always Wins in the end ❤️🙏❤️
Happy NO FEAR FRIDAY everybody!! Are you aware that those deep rooted fears are what’s responsible for making you miserable? They ARE! They’re sneaky little suckers! Make today the day you begin to stand in the face of your fear, so you can FINALLY begin to achieve the personal control that you’ve been craving! Cause until you do, those fears will continue to subconsciously roadblock the way to your new reality! ✌🏼💕💪🏼
WHAT FEARS ARE STANDING IN THE WAY OF YOUR NEW REALITY? Comment below and let me know! ✨✨✨
Sometimes you gotta be Silly.
Sometimes we just have to Jump.