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Mindfully looking at angles of opportunity in problematic/less than ideal situations. When faced with situations that are less than favourable, we can try asking: what are the lessons here? What are the opportunities? What are the blessings? My weekend was supposed to be spent under the nice Florida sun with my childhood BFF. On the menu were: beach, meditation, biz brainstorming, catching up, quality time, etc. I couldn’t go because I got sick 2 days before today’s trip. Of course disappointment was there. I was all packed and ready to go, vey excited to say the least. But my body had other plans. It wanted to stay put, take it easy, chill, relax. And when I mindfully tried to look for the opportunities, they weren’t that hard to come by: have even more quality time with my boys, get my fill of 8-9 hrs nightly snooze this weekend, finish some research literature I needed to read, finalize some business stuff I needed to finish, etc. Instantly, the list for lessons/ blessings/angles of opportunity started to fill up and outweigh the other side. There is always a lesson, an opportunity, a blessing, even if they don’t seem so obvious at first, as they get clouded by disappointment and frustration, sometimes even anger. They are there. Mindfully ask and look for them.
Why do we resist so much of our experience? How can we learn to approach each new moment with joy and enthusiasm. If joy and enthusiasm don't seem accessible, start with acceptance of the moment you are in and see what happens from there. Often simple acceptance opens the doorway to gratitude of what we have, and to life itself. We can then shift out of the continual narrative of liking and disliking and instead fall in love with the truth of being alive. Happy Weekend folks 🤗💚💗🌴
Mindfulness is something else. It allowed me to realize I was anxious today for something out of my control. Waiting to see if the gal was accepted to my apartment lease was overwhelming for both of us. Suddenly I began getting super anxious. But I noticed this and took action and went to the office instead of waiting for a response and cowering in anxiety. I found out she was accepted! Looking back on today I want to choose to focus on all of the wonderful things that have happened instead of the things to potentially be anxious for. My wonderful provider took so much time writing a letter for me and for my dog as an emotional support animal. I took a half day because I’m getting sick and I came home and slept two hours and then walked my doggie on a long walk that she deserves. I got a package from my momma with pumpkin cookies and sweaters 🤗💕. I was very productive at work for the 4.5 hours that I was there.
The anxiety and stress can make us forget all the good things that happen that day. It is up to us to see through it and pick out positives.
#increasehappiness #increaseyourhappiness #dontworrybehappy #sunsetphotos #natureiswonderful #natureiswaiting #beatstress #beatanxiety
I used to be reslly insecure about posting sweaty selfies. Like, even the thought of it wigged me out. 😖 Who wants to see me looking like a swamp creature after a trek through a landfill? (Ok, that was a bit much, but you know what I mean!)
Turns out, it was a lot of people. My heart was RACING when I posted my first sweaty selfie in my team's accountability group. What would people say?! I'm a mess! That's gross!
All my fears were put to rest when my friends said things like "Great job getting it done!" "So proud of you!" and "Yesss girl!" They didn't care that I looked like I'd spent the day lounging in the Sahara - they were PROUD of me for doing my workout, making time for me, and showing up for myself.
That's what happens when you level up your surroundings. They elevate you and you elevate yourself. Judgment-free, positive, and all in on the value of good health.
Looking for friends like mine, fitness-focused and on a journey? Let's chat.
#fitjourney #anxiety #beatanxiety #gad #positivevibes #anxietyfree #fitspo #quietlystrong #levelup #bestfriends #bff #confident #selflove #selfcare #yougotthis
The one thing I really drove home in my motivation masterclass yesterday was PURPOSE. Your WHY. What keeps you going and inspires you to keep doing whatever it is you've set out to do?
Purpose is your compass. Dedication and discipline are your anchors. Motivation is a spark that starts the engine. As my trainee says, the road to success is always under construction... and honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. When you look at a goal as a journey, it becomes an exploration. A creative outlet. A challenge where you can see what you're made of.
It's not supposed to be easy or perfect, and that's amazing. What is your WHY?
#purpose #journey #believe #motivation #fitjourney #anxiety #beatanxiety #gad #positivevibes #anxietyfree #fitspo #quietlystrong #levelup @killrobbailey
People have asked how Achingly Polite got its name. Here ya go.
I’ve had two sessions of EMDR so far and I can’t believe the difference it’s made in decreasing my anxiety and improving my mood! It’s definitely not for everyone, but I encourage anyone that is needing help with their trauma to give it a shot. For the first time in years I am feeling like I did before my traumatic experience. Those moments are incredible and worth the headache and exhaustion I have following the EMDR sessions. #changemymind #changemylife #emdr #myjourney #overcomeptsd #beatanxiety #feelbetter
There are no random acts. Something I never thought much of, until I quit working & filed for disability. It was insight into myself/life I never before knew existed.
My personal belief is that all of our lives are intertwined. Wether it be strangers, a close, or distant across the world relationship; if you took the time to "connect the dots", I believe the end result would be an intricately detailed drawing of our God above.
Going from working 40+ hours a week to nothing was hard. But, it gave me time to reflect, which I'd rarely ever thought to do before. It was during this time I actually realized each person who had entered, exited or stayed in my life, served a purpose. Some were there through trying times, others taught me about trust. While a few also broke that, they in turn showed me what it meant to give a second chance. A couple left me heart broken, but gave me a glimpse, in the beginning, of what love felt like. Then there were those who, unfortunately, educated me on death & the meaning of the word "grief". And not one of those experiences were random.
My problem was, there were people sent into my life that I ignored; ignored as far as the lesson God was trying to relay. Thinking back, I see "signs" I missed; knowledge lost because I was so consumed with the "Why me?" instead of the "What is this trying to teach me?"
Now, during those trials/tests in life, I try to catch myself before sinking too far down the "Why me?" hole. Changing my perspective, the way I think about people/situations, is also changing my life for the better; something I previously thought was an impossibility.
Don't give up HOPE! Don't give up on YOURSELF! There is still so much more for you to experience, learn & pass on to others. You are all worthy, you are all loved & wether you believe it or not, during good times AND bad, you are never, ever alone.. ❤ #dontlookdownlookup #weareallinthistogether
#bpd #bpdstruggles #bpdrecovery #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #cptsd #bipolar #ocd #schizophrenia #depression #anxiety #beatanxiety #chronicillness #chronicpain #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #suicide #suicideawarenes #nothingisrandom
You know what I've been doing for the past YEAR AND A HALF? Busting ass. All in the name of progress... and today, it paid off. I FINALLY moved up the gem ladder in my company and can now call myself an Emerald coach.
That means my business is growing. I can now start to do what I LOVE - mentor other strong women (and men!) who want to give others the gift of good health, who are rooted in their purpose of paying it forward and helping others live their healthiest, happiest, and most purpose-driven lives possible.
Building a business from the ground up is HARD, but it's also the greatest opportunity to build a platform that is ALL yours, to share your message, and express yourself creatively. It's a dream come true if you work for it.
I'm holding FIVE spots on my team if this sounds like something you'd be into. Let's set up time to chat and I'll tell you what it means to be part of Team Quietly Strong.
#quietlystrong #weightloss #weightlossjourney #gethealthy #businessbuilder #dreamcometrue #hustle #workforit #beatanxiety #gad #healthylifestyle #goalsetter #goaldigger #quietlystrong #strongwomen #workfromhome
You are not meant to live in fear! Learn how to get the upper hand on Anxiety and Depression this Saturday! Talks from Ph.D and author at 9:30 and 11am, 67 Gecha Lane https://buff.ly/2CFofjI #beatanxiety #beatdepression #independentrelief
It's a good day when you up your weights. 👐 Got me some 20s for bent over rows!
I feel my strongest and most invincible with weights in my hand... but I would have never known that had I not experimented with different types of workouts!
Cardio? Eh, it's fine but it doesn't give me the results I want. 🏃♀️
Pilates? It's a great core strengthener but I'd rather eat gravel.🙅♀️
Yoga? Just the downtime I need and once a week works for me!🕉
MMA? Talk about bringing out your inner badass and HELLO core strength!👊
Dance? I'll host my own living room dance party but please don't make me do anything choreographed. I'm like the living form of Zoolander.💃
Next week, I'm hosting a FREE workout sampler group so you can see what's out there and see what you like! About 10 minutes a day and we are getting into weights, yoga, MMA, HIIT, and more. It starts Sept. 24-28 and I have 10 SPOTS. Drop a 🍉 below to save yours!
#girlswithmuscle #girlswholift #gainz #liftheavy #beatanxiety #gad #healthylifestyle #goalsetter #goaldigger #quietlystrong #weightloss #weightlossjourney #gethealthy #endthestigma #recoveryispossible #selflove #experiment #findyourbliss
I snap pics to follow my own progress.
Especially since the scale is a dirty whore lol😂😆
Today I am feeling especially strong and confident. Loving every change in my body.
Age aint got nothing on me!😆😉😘✌😍🔥🤗
This is exactly what I teach in my coaching. The key is to dig into these triggers. We cannot control our thoughts but we can control how we think! #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach
If you are still feeling the emotional guilt from divorce, I want you to watch this right now. What I want you to understand is this: You may not be able to ever change the things that bring back the trauma of an emotionally abusive relationship, but you CAN regain control of your life.
Whether you are healing from a divorce or the end of a relationship that resulted in you feeling unwanted, unloved or unworthy, here's what I want you to do: Write down all of the situations, moments in the day, and places that cause you to feel unworthy or scared. When these emotions start to rise up, pick a name or mantra that you'll go to, and start to override the power this person had over you.
It will feel difficult, and at times it may feel impossible, but if you try doing this once a day, the feelings will become less intense and YOU will have taken YOUR life back.
#anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide
# #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety
I love airports and I have airport anxiety. Yes. It’s a real thing.
I love airports. People are reunited at airports. Airports take me to adventures and to people I love. Airports broaden my view of cultures and people. Airports are some of my favorite places.
But. I have airport anxiety. Airports are full of goodbyes and take me away from people I love. Airports are filled with hurrying people and expensive food. Airports are noisy. Airports are stressful. Airports make my heart ache remembering times when I had to leave people.
Airport anxiety is real. It’s irrational. But most anxiety is. So I choose to love airports because the good far outweighs the bad. I’ll put my oils on and take a deep breath and cross my fingers I get a window seat. Here’s to adventure.
Sarah Bagarah ✈️
Tried to get a little on the creative side for dinner tonight, and was feeling like a Cobb salad! 😋🥗
My take on the classic salad bowl: Egg Whites, crumbled turkey bacon 🥓, mixed greens 🥗, tomatoes 🍅, cucumber, onion, cheese, bbq dressing, and a pita!! I know you're supposed to use a hard boiled egg and not egg whites, but while i was prepping the food, I f’d up the egg I tried to hard boil and it got all over the counter 😬🤷♀️ Oh well, instead of blowing it out of proportion and calling myself a failure for making a mess, I moved on and just settled for egg whites that I quickly cooked in the microwave👌 Still a satisfactory dinner, and I kind of like that I stepped out of the box and put my own little spin on it! ~
Got a good deal of readings to do for class that I haven't gotten to yet tonight and heading upstairs to start now ~
#mindfulness #recovery #selfcare #selflove #foodisfuel #nourishtoflourish #edwarriors #beated #beatdepression #beatanxiety #dysmorphia #bodyimage #balance #mentalhealth #neda #edrecovery #strong #strongnotskinny #health #healthy #happy #prorecovery #balanceiskey #edfighter #loveyourself #realrecovery #nourishnotpunish #foodforthought
Lately I’ve been reminded that I just need to trust in God’s timing. There’s so many things that I want to happen in my life right NOW that I forget that theres a reason why I can’t have those things yet. All the failures, setbacks, letdown’s, whatever it may be, only occur to make you realize this. To trust on God’s timing. He wouldn’t give you all of these obstacles if he didn’t think you could overcome them, so next time something isn’t going the way you want right now, think of this
Feeling extremely grateful today for all of my new/old clients, and for all the support I’ve been getting on my photography journey!
I want to let you guys all know my, WHY.
•Why I am I a photographer?
•Why do I love it so much?
•Why does picking up a camera and pressing a button make me so happy?
Well! The truth is, I suffer from ANXIETY. •
In the past 2 years, it has gotten worse and worse, as a result of the passing of my amazing Mom.
Getting up in the morning can be a HUGE struggle, I sometimes dread night time, as a movie reel of old memories play through my mind and always ends in tears
For the longest time I couldn’t figure out what would make me feel better, or help at least, until I picked up my camera.
Being behind that lens, and capturing people’s most special moments, is almost like a medicine for me. It soothes my heart, and fills it each shoot I do. It’s almost like making a form of a time machine for people to go back and be in that exact moment, and feel those emotions
Photography has been more than just taking photos, it’s truly been a blessing! I hope that if anyone is suffering with bad anxiety, that you can find your special thing that fills your heart, and brings you to a calm place.
If you can relate or have a similar situation, what are somethings or hobbies you do to make your heart happy? Comment below, I would love to know!
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"I'm doing this for us"
I must've said that to Mia like 5 times while we worked out together today ... Today for me it was about beating my anxiety and for her it was about seeing self love first hand. Mommy loves herself and that's why she works out, not because she hates what she sees in the mirror 💓
TONIGHT! TONIGHT!! TONIGHT!! I'm SO excited!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been studying the moon for quite some time now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I can vouch that by doing this, it has made my life so much easier:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2-understanding of my cycle of emotions⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3-bigger love to the "unknown"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4-so much love for mother nature⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5- my faith in magic never cesses to increase!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
JOIN ME TONIGHT. I also have an awesome announcement to make :D
Sometimes I’m prickly. I’m prickled today because of @instagram
’s sexist censorship policies humouring the misogynistic pigs who troll me.
I honestly didn’t think cycling across the Golden Gate Bridge would be that scary but it was! Not it mention incredibly unhelpful intrusive thoughts the entire way suggesting I jump. It’s frightening being afraid of my own mind. Not to mention it’s really high up and was super windy! Truly an adventure. I’m very proud of us. Sophia and I take the designated cycle lane very seriously. Bells are rung! We cycled 14 miles! 💪🏻
When the personal becomes the political 💪🏻 throwback to the #womensmarchla