Come out and enjoy some AWESOME vendors Oct 20th while contributing to an AMAZING cause. Ticket donations goes towards a #nonprofit
their priority! Link in @tasteandtellexpo
"I had an alcohol problem since my teens... not a daily drinker but the anticipation and oblivion around drinking was clearly abnormal.⠀
I managed to control my drinking (like we can ever do that) to just weekends but it always resulted in a desire for more and a count down till the next party.⠀
I drank at any given opportunity and used ecstasy and cocaine for many months before moving from the U.K. to Switzerland.⠀
My cocaine use was at it’s most frequent and drinking was daily. It was the most lonely time of my life. ⠀
How did I get into recovery?⠀
Well when I returned to the U.K. 2 years later... I could no longer afford a cocaine habit and replaced it with booze. I went from relationship to relationship.. and when a particularly bad one ended I vowed I wouldn’t drink alone in my flat..⠀
It was hell.. the mental obsession was all consuming and I went to my first AA meeting just to ‘see’.⠀
I was dating a guy (you see a theme here) who was sober... ⠀
The rest is history.⠀
That relationship ended after two years ... he didn’t remain sober but I did.⠀
After two years I did the 12 step recovery program and it is the best thing I ever did. ⠀
It hasn’t been easy.⠀
Facing life sober is so painful at times.⠀
I have someone in my life now who took me three years sober to have the self esteem to allow myself to be with.⠀
I have learned boundaries and what behaviour I find acceptable in myself and others.⠀
To be free is just beyond my wildest dreams.⠀
It’s amazing how you can give someone a gentle nudge in the right direction when you tell them you don’t drink.⠀
It’s all about helping others now."
! We are elated to know you have found success in recovery, and healthier coping habits for life in general 🙏💙
It's getting warmer, which means delicious summer salads!
Today I've got tuna, lettuce, eggs, rice crackers, cheese, Carrots and sprouts!
Nice mix of carbs, protein & fat, and just 461 calories for all this!
How I feel right now with my ex. I can't handle this shit anymore. I can't take not having her in my life like she use to be. I can't stand feeling so alone and feeling worthless. Today has been one hell of a day mentally and she's nowhere to be found after she's promised to be there NO matter what. I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like running and never looking back but I can't do that. I have to stay and fight this illness or it'll win!! .
#bpd #borderlinepersonality #mentalhealth #mentalillness #DBT #livingwithbpd
“not good at small talk” by jessica funk.
I long (like so many) for transparency for real talk for messy and raw and full of tears or wild laughter for the ache for the broken wail and the howl of being alive! #jfunkpoetry
The glares on them glasses. ///
Today was incredible! I drove off the hill for the first time in a VERY long time. I had an interview. I'm just doing freaking amazing and I wanted to share it with you guys. I love you all. So much. ❤
One thing I take to mind though, is that even though I've been having these GREAT days, I still have anxiety. My mind still races. I have self doubt constantly. I'm so proud of all of you! ////
Let's praise this ongoing streak! 😘😘
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #PTSD #depression #anxiety
On trend.... forever. Just a reminder you’ve got this 💕💕
Rockin the old school bluetooth headset.
Dream Academy Back to School night. Today was amazing. We inspire the youth in every way. Thank you AWL. @t.ducks
Larry, FT. #mentalhealth
Saw a friend today and he asked about what good was going on. It's been so stressful lately I really couldn't think of anything. Then I went for a walk and it hurt but it was beautiful out and the air smelled amazing and the sky was gorgeous.
I had to sit for a minute to rest and thought this, this is good. Someone said to me yesterday, when I asked them to tell me something good, "The sky is above us." My body has been working against me but I can still walk, I can see the sky and smell the air.
I also saw Joe. I can't get out to see people as much as I'd like but I still can sometimes. Joe was a bright spot in my day, and of course Joe hugs are the some of the best. He has a way of making you feel heard and that is an amazing gift.
I'm not feeling good but there is good. I have a hard time seeing it sometimes. I get overwhelmed easily and I've had a lot thrown at me the last few weeks. It takes a toll on my mind and body. Today I had the sky, the air and Joe. My little bit of good. #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #ehlersdanlos #chronicpain #mentalhealth #selfcare #walk #peace #therapy
Totally one of those days, where I could easily curl up in bed with a stack of magazines or a book!📚 Umm, spring... where did you go? 🌧🤔
Instead, I’m heading into work for a day of Reiki sessions & planning my upcoming Sydney & Melbourne workshops - which is a pretty amazing alternative I must say! 🙌
Sydney ladies, there are just 4 tickets left for the Soulful Sunday Goddess Group at @thenimbusco
on the 30th Sept. Learn about how to connect to your Chakras this spring, relax with meditation & make your own floral incense bundle! 🙌
And, if you live in Melbourne, keep the evening of Wednesday 3rd October free! All the details are coming VERY soon but here’s a little clue... 🌿🧘♀️❤️ I’m soooo excited!
I am a total nerd and want to know all the things.
Have you watched the movie Limitless? Okay, stay with me.
I have been doing research on nootropics, if you haven’t heard of them here is my research so far:
Nootropics are cognitive enhancers or brain boosters. What does this mean? They improve cognitive abilities and enhance memory. Research studies are saying the short term benefits include: memory, mood, energy without the use of stimulants, attention/focus, stress resistance, learning, creativity, and motivation.
Long-term benefits include: anti-aging and brain regeneration.
so we ended up posting four times yesterday? alright then
holidays start this weekend and oh boi i cant wait
tyra finally posted!! and hopefully she'll be posting more (since i'll be bugging her) •
i finally got some sort of idea of what kinda dress i want but i have no idea where to buy it -💫
Sometimes it's a battle within yourself. You can choose to give up or find the strength to continue and push through. Everyone has battles and challenges to overcome. How are you going to handle it?
managed to fight through and deadlifted 230kg for 1 rep - proving that you CAN do it. Stay mentally strong!
Came across this quote and it moved my heart in new ways.
We have to keep on going, y’all.
Harriet Tubman was an enslaved woman who not only managed to escape, but actually RETURNED in order to free others through the Underground Railroad. She did this NINETEEN times, freeing over 300 slaves. Can you imagine?? Can you imagine the incredible trauma, abuse & pain both mental & physical this woman must have endured?
When I think of strength, I think of her, an incredible vision of perseverance & courage.
Take time today to feel grateful for your position in this world, that we do not have to experience that level of injustice in our lives.
And then, I invite you to ponder on her words & her example today.
Let her strength empower yours.
Remember to keep going.
Take pause when you need to, but
I believe we are all capable of strength beyond what we can imagine. 🌻
never felt the need to post something so urgently! i was listening to this song “talk to me” by cavetown and was shook when i heard these lyrics. amen.
Lepidolite is your antidote for Anxiety, Depression, and feelings of disconnect between the self and the Universe.
Lepidolite fosters peace within the heart and mind. It allows for the release of negative energy and emotions. It’s a deep breath for the soul.
If your Crown Chakra seems stagnant or blocked and you’ve noticed a disconnect from Universal energy, meditate with a chunk of Lepidolite. Envision a light portal opening from the top of your head toward the sky, allowing you to reconnect with source and receive new energy downloads.
Breakthroughs happen more often than not in the shadows rather than the light. We find our deepest selves in the shadows. We evolve in and from the shadows.
It’s time to embrace yours. Take that sacred soul journey of discovery and transform into the Earth being you are meant to become.
You are as unique as the path you will choose to walk. Learn to love your eccentricities, your scars, your shortcomings right alongside your lightest qualities.
Know that each lesson is a hurdle and a stepping stone.