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throwback to these poolside shenanigans with my craziest kid (for now at least) <span class="emoji emoji2665"></span> we are back in switzerland ...
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throwback to these poolside shenanigans with my craziest kid (for now at least) we are back in switzerland where i am enjoying my last full week with eloise at home. she starts daycare next week, and while i plan to soak in every last minute of our alone time, it’ll be good for all of us to get back ... throwback to these poolside shenanigans with my craziest kid (for now at least) ♥ we are back in switzerland where i am enjoying my last full week with eloise at home. she starts daycare next week, and while i plan to soak in every last minute of our alone time, it’ll be good for all of us to get back to some kind of normal life. juliet was doing so well when eloise was born, but for the past six weeks she’s been suffering from severe separation anxiety. she won’t leave me out of her sight for even a little while, so i don’t need to describe this morning’s drama at her first day of daycare after our holiday... i’m hoping it’ll get better once eloise is at daycare, too, and i’m also hoping eloise will start sleeping through the night soon so these sisters can start sharing a room. juliet is so looking forward to not having to sleep alone ♥ what are your experiences with toddlers and separation anxiety? any advice for us? i hate these tearful mornings - it makes me feel so guilty. #julietrabaey #julietandsteph #julietandstephbythepool
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<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> #tb to @alisonwonderland with these two beautiful humans. Seriously very lucky to have met so ...
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#tb to @alisonwonderland with these two beautiful humans. Seriously very lucky to have met so many amazing people in the last year ️ On a seperate note - ANXIETY SUCKS - I haven’t spoken too much about anything serious on here before but it’s funny. Although you know that it’s a super common ... ✨ #tb to @alisonwonderland with these two beautiful humans. Seriously very lucky to have met so many amazing people in the last year ❤️ On a seperate note - ANXIETY SUCKS - I haven’t spoken too much about anything serious on here before but it’s funny. Although you know that it’s a super common thing to have, when you have it you feel like a crazy person and it ruins you! It ruins times and memories, relationships and friendships, can impact your work, your school, everything. It causes you to lie to get out of things because you just can’t fathom seeing anyone except your very small inner family - sometimes not even them. It just makes you feel very alone. I can’t count how many times I have spent the night not being able to sleep because of my chest hurting or whatever. Both the physical and mental effects are SHIT. Not being able to trust your own mind is SHIT. Worrying about everything is shit!!!! And causing arguments or tension with your loved ones is shit. I’ve found what helps me is to drink water, yoga, therapy, being outside 🌞 and taking your medicine if you do have it. I was under the impression that anxiety pills would make me gain weight and that normal people shouldn’t need chemicals to fix them blah blah blah - but I was SO wrong. They help SO much and they are very worth it. Life’s tough but you’re tougher. Lots of people are struggling at the moment so just breathe. Take a second and appreciate/focus on the present. Because the future isn’t here yet and you can’t do anything about the past 🌸 and get help if you need it. You’re not the first one and you certainly won’t be the last one - people train to help people for a reason! Sorry for the ramble. Xx
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guys I hate myself. I can't stop cutting and my home life is horrible right now. All my parents do is ...
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guys I hate myself. I can't stop cutting and my home life is horrible right now. All my parents do is fight and I'm about to move in with my mom and I have to give my dogs away and I love them so much. I'm under so much stress right now because I'm almost failing in school. But fuck it. I'm so tired and ... guys I hate myself. I can't stop cutting and my home life is horrible right now. All my parents do is fight and I'm about to move in with my mom and I have to give my dogs away and I love them so much. I'm under so much stress right now because I'm almost failing in school. But fuck it. I'm so tired and all I do is sleep and I can't stop crying over things that aren't even sad. Everything touches me so deeply now. I think about suicide constantly and I dream of killing myself. My anxiety is super high right now and I can't sleep. I'm worried about things I have no control over. I feel alone even though i tell @phycxdelic everything to and she's there when I need her. I feel unsafe and scared all the time and I feel bad because I'm holding everyone back and I slow people down because I'm needy
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Did you guys know that May is #nationalmentalhealthawarenessmonth? I would be remiss if I didn’t ...
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Did you guys know that May is #nationalmentalhealthawarenessmonth? I would be remiss if I didn’t talk a little about what this month means to me, and how Stella fits into it. In the last year I have been diagnosed with, well, more than a handful of mental illnesses honestly. It’s a lot for me ... Did you guys know that May is #nationalmentalhealthawarenessmonth? I would be remiss if I didn’t talk a little about what this month means to me, and how Stella fits into it. In the last year I have been diagnosed with, well, more than a handful of mental illnesses honestly. It’s a lot for me to take in still. Stella is my ESA, which is a term that is insanely abused. I can’t begin to explain it but without this girl right there, I am unsure where I would be right now. She’s my angel. When we moved especially, I was so alone. I don’t know if I would be escaping depression without my dog. On the dark days, she is the only reason I leave the house or get up out of bed. You know, when I first heard the words of some of these mental illnesses in reference to myself, I sobbed in my car in the parking lot of my therapist’s office. “Me? How? I am NOT that person?!?! How did I get here?” I kept asking myself through nights of no sleep and tearful showers. It took some time for me to adjust, my identity was shaken. The last year (and well, few years) have been exhausting, draining and heart breaking for me. Of course there’s been so many happy moments - but mental illness doesn’t discriminate and you don’t get to choose when you’re feeling something out of your control. I’m still so proud of myself for sticking with therapy through all the tragedy, the move and more. I couldn’t handle all of the PTSD, grief, depression, anxiety etc. by myself. I’m learning how to cope and live with these new parts of my identity and chemistry. There is so much stigma behind mental illness and grief it has taken me some time to remove the idea from my head that somehow these things make me weak. Actually, I’m realizing how strong I am for being able to be open and get treatment so that I can live better and healthier, and the people I love can benefit from me taking care of myself too. I’m a firm believer in therapy and believe pretty much anyone can benefit from it - please don’t be afraid to seek someone to talk to no matter what you’re going through. You’re not alone even when you feel like you are. Don’t be afraid to seek help. ❤️ #germanshepherd
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Today makes a year since I was attacked and my life hasn't been the same. (If you missed the story, ...
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Today makes a year since I was attacked and my life hasn't been the same. (If you missed the story, scroll down a bit to my #MeToo post). Although I was very lucky and was able to fight my perpetrator off, the aftermath was at times hellish. Life and the shit that happens to you is all about the reaction ... Today makes a year since I was attacked and my life hasn't been the same. (If you missed the story, scroll down a bit to my #MeToo post). Although I was very lucky and was able to fight my perpetrator off, the aftermath was at times hellish. Life and the shit that happens to you is all about the reaction how you handle it. Maybe someone could have shaken this whole thing off and moved on with their lives, not me. It didn't help that I had already been suffering from anxiety since a teen, and after having Kennedy, I spent her whole first year in a deep depression, so much so I barely even remember that entire year 😕. When you're in and out of therapy throughout your life and then something traumatic happens, it can really fuck your head up and life at times becomes unbearable. After the incident happened I moved out of my condo immediately and impulsively found an apartment in a town I used to live in, only to move into a space with paper thin walls and a neighbor underneath me with a domestic violence issue. It was the hardest fucking thing for me now having PTSD and hearing arguing and fighting every night, I was triggered I was scared as all hell and never wanted to spend a day in that place alone. The days that my boyfriend couldn't visit me, my angel of a friend @couturemilan would let me and my daughter stay with her so I didn't feel scared. So I could eat. So I could sleep. Because I was so scared to do simple things all by myself. (Now I have a house and don't live alone 🤗) it's insane how much your life can change, but what I learned from all of this is that you need great people in your life. All of my friends and family know how much pride I have and I NEVER ASK FOR ANYTHING. My support system has seen me in the most vulnerable state possible while recovering from this and I love them all dearly for being there for me with no questions asked. Being an only child and very independent, I always thought I didn't need anyone for shit. But that's not true. If I didn't have these people in my life, wether it be their hospitality or just calling me up for a dinner date, I don't know how this past year would have been w/o you guys. I love you all to death.
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 #bellletstalk <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> . . . <span class="emoji emoji1f64b"></span>🏻‍♀️hey guys <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ . . . Let me start off by saying... your mental health ...
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#bellletstalk . . . 🏻‍♀️hey guys ️ . . . Let me start off by saying... your mental health is JUST as important as your physical health! . . . As many of you know I battled an eating disorder for many years... . . . For years I suppressed my feelings and emotions playing the role ... #bellletstalk ✨
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🙋🏻‍♀️hey guys ❤️
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Let me start off by saying... your mental health is JUST as important as your physical health!
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As many of you know I battled an eating disorder for many years... .
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For years I suppressed my feelings and emotions playing the role of the girl I thought the world wanted me to be, when in reality I was so empty inside... feeling undeserving of anything and everything, including happiness...I could only handle the world in small doses, having to run back home to my comfort zone where I could re group and work up the energy and strength to face the world again...
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When I tell people my storey and about my journey I never like to include that I was taking medication for depression and anxiety... As if I was embarrassed or ashamed... if I told people the whole truth they would judge me... they would think I was weak, That I was lazy and broken, that I was looking for the easy way out...
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How embarrassing right? Staying alone and trapped in my head and not sharing the truth only made things worse! I felt like I was trapped in a nightmare! .
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I didn’t want to go to sleep because the voice inside would get so loud, and the mornings felt equally as tough...another day going through the motions ... simply existing... always at war with myself...
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This isn’t how life is suppose to be, I deserved so much more and so do YOU! I know what it feels like to be trapped in the cycle, like there is no way out,
I understand, I can relate and empathize with you! I have been where you are, I have felt those feelings, you are not alone! But just know it doesn’t have to be like this forever! There is light at the end of the tunnel! You are beautiful, worthy and deserving of absolutely everything and anything you can imagine, simply because you exist!!
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Mental illness is a real thing and it can happen to anyone!! Do not be ashamed to talk about it!! Ask for support, you’ll be surprised how many people want to love and support you!
stopthestigma #youarenotalone #mentalhealth #selflove #bellletstalk
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Long weekend... time to sleep and be alone... #quote #quotes #sayings #true #relatable #me #highschool ...
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Long weekend... time to sleep and be alone... #quote #quotes #sayings #true #relatable #me #highschool #crush #love #life #live #dark #grunge #depressed #depression #anxiety #anxious #tired #empty #broken #alone #likeforlike #followforfollow #instalike #instafollow #followme Long weekend... time to sleep and be alone... #quote #quotes #sayings #true #relatable #me #highschool #crush #love #life #live #dark #grunge #depressed #depression #anxiety #anxious #tired #empty #broken #alone #likeforlike #followforfollow #instalike #instafollow #followme
I haven't been myself lately...At first I thought it was just that I was adjusting to two kids, then ...
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I haven't been myself lately...At first I thought it was just that I was adjusting to two kids, then I thought it was an overfull work plate, next came that I thought it was the stress of our yard and Zach spending every waking minute out there...I kept just telling myself to buck up, I was being ... I haven't been myself lately...At first I thought it was just that I was adjusting to two kids, then I thought it was an overfull work plate, next came that I thought it was the stress of our yard and Zach spending every waking minute out there...I kept just telling myself to buck up, I was being a baby, and that I needed more sleep (which I probably do)...then I had a wake up call that I am just not okay. I have had anxiety attacks, am on edge with everyone, King even told me I'm not very happy with him anymore. Zach and my mom both told me that it was time I got some help. I called my doctor Friday and was started on some postpartum depression meds. While they haven't started to work yet this is a real thing and holy cow it is hard. The anxiety attacks are what really push me over and they come with the silliest things now. I am here to let you know that if you are going through this you aren't alone. It is hard. It is stupid. But it is real. Crossing my fingers that this medicine will work and looking into therapists I can go chat with too. Help is out there and we can do this together.
#littlelettielou
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Whenever I'm asked how much "cardio" I do- my response is that I don't "do cardio"... I just move. ...
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Whenever I'm asked how much "cardio" I do- my response is that I don't "do cardio"... I just move. ALOT. I've found when I don't label anything "not strength training" as "cardio", I enjoy it more. I focus less on aesthetics and getting a "calorie burn" and more on moving simply to enjoy having ... Whenever I'm asked how much "cardio" I do- my response is that I don't "do cardio"... I just move. ALOT. I've found when I don't label anything "not strength training" as "cardio", I enjoy it more. I focus less on aesthetics and getting a "calorie burn" and more on moving simply to enjoy having the ability to do so.
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One of my favorite ways to be active is to simply walk. I average about 12,000 steps a day and most are taken with my man Cody here, who absolutely loves his long walks. #goldenretriever
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Some benefits from walking include:
• NO gym needed, it can be done ANYWHERE.
• It increases energy.
• Lowers blood pressure.
• Improves mood and helps combat anxiety and depression
• Wards off Type 2 diabetes.
• Reduces the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
• Helps you sleep better • Provides relief from joint swelling and arthritis pain
• Supports strong bones, lean muscle tissue, and joint health.
• Minimizes stress and reduces anxiety
• Decreases the risk of heart disease.
• Decreases your bad cholesterol – low-density lipoprotein (LDL).
• Raises your good cholesterol – high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
• Burns calories for weight loss and weight management.
• Lowers cortisol
• Alleviates muscle soreness
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Start by just trying to add 10-15 minutes of additional movement or walking to your day every day. Get up and walk around at the office, go for a short walk over lunch, or walk your dogs or get in some activity before you head to work. Try to get outside if you can, the fresh air helps to energize and lift your mood. Walk alone if you like, walk listening to music, or if you tend to like being around others try to walk with some friends or co-workers.
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What's your favorite way to be active?
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7 ways to Beat the - BEAST OF ALL BLOATS ... . Beans beans they make me bloat so all my IBS sufferers ...
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7 ways to Beat the - BEAST OF ALL BLOATS ... . Beans beans they make me bloat so all my IBS sufferers take Note .. . FML 1 week trying a vegan lifestyle & last night I decided to have a Bean Burger .. . I know this bloats me but I had it anyway well omg today is agony & my anxiety doesn’t help. . So I ... 7 ways to Beat the - BEAST OF ALL BLOATS ... .
Beans beans they make me bloat so all my IBS sufferers take Note ..
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FML 1 week trying a vegan lifestyle & last night I decided to have a Bean Burger .. .
I know this bloats me but I had it anyway well omg today is agony & my anxiety doesn’t help. .

So I had a stressful few days , & when I have really bad anxiety my tummy let’s me know (not like I already didn’t know)
Here ae my TIPS for what I will & won’t be doing this week to get rid of my bloat.

Our bodies naturally detox themselves, so dnt fall for fad diets, juice cleanses or detox teas.
Do ditch the alcohol and fizzy drinks (cherry pepsi is my downfall) and drink plenty of water. When we are dehydrated our bodies hold on to water. I find if I drink ice cold water it can upset my tummy so room temperature is best.
Matcha is my go to morning beverage it is packed full of antioxidants which soothe the tummy and really help with my bloating.

Resume your normal eating patterns, a lot of us often decide to reach for the fruit bowl or eat more salads, when our bodies are not used to such high fibre foods it can make the bloating worse.
I try to follow a more low Fodmap eating plan, I avoid cruciferous veggies like onion, garlic, cauliflower, cabbage, beans, peanut butter and eat more courgette, baby spinach, carrots, almonds and raspberries.
Don’t skip meals, this can cause an acid build up in your gut.
Go for a run, and get things moving. Doing at least 30 mins exercise every day does wonders for bloating. You may feel heavy and sluggish but sitting around won’t make you feel any better.
Relax and get a good nights sleep. Feeling tense, stressed and tired can cause constipation and make ibs symptoms feel worse. Try a little debloating yoga before you go to bed or have a calming tea.
See my book for more details .. link in bio

Remember its ok to have a bad day or a bad week. IBS is sometimes unpredictable and some days may be worse than others, but your not alone.
#maevemadden #beatyourbloat #realtalk #bloat #bloatedbelly #ibs #vegan #reality
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[depression & suicide in medicine] i always knew this was an existing issue, but didn't fully realize ...
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[depression & suicide in medicine] i always knew this was an existing issue, but didn't fully realize its gravity until i attended a grand rounds talk recently. - according to studies, almost 30% of med students suffer from depression, and 1 out of 10 report experiencing suicidal thoughts. ... [depression & suicide in medicine]
i always knew this was an existing issue, but didn't fully realize its gravity until i attended a grand rounds talk recently.
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according to studies, almost 30% of med students suffer from depression, and 1 out of 10 report experiencing suicidal thoughts. aka med students are 5x more susceptible to depression than the general population. 28% of residents also experience a major depressive episode during training vs. 7-8% of individuals of similar age. many do not seek help due to the stigma of mental illness and fear that it would affect their careers (only 16% seek treatment), and many also feel that they simply do not have the time to sit down to talk to a therapist.
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a career in medicine requires tremendous sacrifice, dedication, and perseverance. there are many parts of training that can also be isolating and leaving one feeling alone. there is also inherent stress in the field due to competition in every stage, long hours, lack of sleep, and heavy workload.
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to prevent burnout and depression, i believe healthy self-care strategies are important as well as transparency, vulnerability, and a strong support group; it's important to have others to talk to about hardships as well as difficult situations that arise in the hospital.
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i know that i personally have struggled with depression, anxiety, and stress in med school. earlier this week, we had a whole day of sessions at school where they discussed components of the residency apps and assessing our competitiveness; it was daunting to think about all the hoops we would have to jump through in the next year, and how we would be compared against other candidates across the country.
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to cool my head, i wrote down everything that was going through my mind not just that day but during 3rd year. i also wrote down things that helped me to reduce stress, and found this exercise very helpful. i would say that my #1 source of wellness is my friends/classmates- i don't know how i'd get by without them.
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i'm tagging some of my favorite accounts- how do you guys stay "well" and manage your stress and anxiety? any tips for med students or other health professionals?
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YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SICK AND TIRED OF?!? Living in a society where we pretend like mental illness isn't ...
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YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SICK AND TIRED OF?!? Living in a society where we pretend like mental illness isn't a thing. REALITY CHECK: it is real. It's as real as breast cancer or a broken bone. These pictures are symbolic of my own journey with anxiety, OCD, and depression. Here's to me, and my brokenness. ... YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SICK AND TIRED OF?!? Living in a society where we pretend like mental illness isn't a thing. REALITY CHECK: it is real. It's as real as breast cancer or a broken bone. These pictures are symbolic of my own journey with anxiety, OCD, and depression. Here's to me, and my brokenness. To the nights where I couldn't breathe and my whole body was trembling. To having to wash my hands 5 times every time I used an art supply, because the anxiety and thoughts were distressing otherwise (OCD is a much more complicated disorder than people often realize...). To the night I decided how I was going to end my life. To the times I've sat alone in my car, sobbing until my heart physically hurt, just begging for relief. Here's to being misunderstood and left behind. To fighting my guts out in my "mental chemo" through therapy. To every medication that didn't work-- including the one that destroyed my self image. To drawing on my skin to prevent self harm. To crying myself to sleep, asking God to just take me home. But more than this, here's to everyone out there fighting this battle. I believe in you, I love you, and I need you. What you are facing is real... But so is hope. .
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I'M TIRED OF THE SILENCE. (If you want to know what my symbols mean, or talk about my journey, please PLEASE ask me).
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I always look forward to being pregnant (and rainy days) because it’s my excuse to slow down - silly, ...
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I always look forward to being pregnant (and rainy days) because it’s my excuse to slow down - silly, I know. I spend more effort thinking about what matters and ultimately I prioritize more efficiently. Maybe it’s because when I’m pregnant I realize I can’t do it all, and THAT’S OK! Typically, ... I always look forward to being pregnant (and rainy days) because it’s my excuse to slow down - silly, I know. I spend more effort thinking about what matters and ultimately I prioritize more efficiently. Maybe it’s because when I’m pregnant I realize I can’t do it all, and THAT’S OK! Typically, I thrive off of staying physically busy (aka stress/pressure)! It’s how I measure the success of my day. But ya know what? Even when NOT pregnant it’s STILL OK to not be able to do it all! Staying ZEN amongst the stress is something I’m always striving for. Here are some tips I’ve been incorporating to help my meditation work for me throughout the day:
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-Be grateful -Talk positively (about others AND self)
-Stay active
-Eat nutrient dense foods
-Take time to stop & refocus
-Make Lists & prioritize honestly
-Be self aware w/o self-deprecating -Sleep adequately
-Laugh often
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Do you take time to meditate? There’s no right or wrong way. I love taking time before the house wakes up and reading scriptures, pondering, praying & working on self awareness. I also love walks or runs (w/o music). That time alone helps me to regroup, focus and prioritize. “Meditation” and managing stress benefits your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. —�—�—�—�-
PHYSICAL - decreased cortisol (stress hormone), better sleep, increases endorphins, regulates hormones, decreases inflammation, helps fertility, better skin, increased energy, healing properties for gut/brain/heart, weight loss, etc…

EMOTIONAL - decreases anger & stress, calming, increases confidence & relationships, rewires your brain for happiness & positivity, helps PTSD, increases tolerance, etc…

MENTAL - increases focus & concentration, brain power & productivity, self awareness & mental health, balances your thoughts (anxiety, bipolar, ADD…) and helps with a quiet positive mindset. Clarity.
SPIRITUAL - increases compassion, peace of mind, connectedness to yourself, others and a higher power, creates balance & a deeper awareness of self and others needs, etc…
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#fitpregnancy #fitmom #fitmum #fitfam #meditation #iifym #stress #fitness
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We're with all of you whose hearts are aching this morning. Going on 48hours+ with little to no information, ...
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We're with all of you whose hearts are aching this morning. Going on 48hours+ with little to no information, little sleep, and enough anxiety to power up the entire island of Puerto Rico. ..... Watching the news, biting our nails, and calling numbers we know won't work is killing me so I'm ... We're with all of you whose hearts are aching this morning.
Going on 48hours+ with little to no information, little sleep, and enough anxiety to power up the entire island of Puerto Rico.
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Watching the news, biting our nails, and calling numbers we know won't work is killing me so I'm reminding myself, we may FEEL helpless but we aren't hopeless! 🙌🏼🙏🏼🇵🇷❤️ ....
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How are you coping? 💪🏼I'm reminding myself, God has not given me a spirit of fear but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. I'm taking all the nervous energy and the truth I know about a God who responds to bold, audacious prayers and bringing it all to Jesus-my fears, my sadness, my anxiety AND my frustration! God can handle all of it.
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📺I'm trying not to get consumed by the news (this is a tall order but I'm grateful for the Spanish stations that are updating continually!).......
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👫Keeping the family close-we're rallying the troops this weekend as we wait to hear about family in #VegaBaja and #Mayaguez. Cafe, un "boyo de pan", y un chin de cariño con los primo hermanos--that's how we'll wait. If you're waiting alone my door is open! ......
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💡Taking donations of food and supplies to LaMega on Monday. They'll be transporting supplies to be delivered to PR (check out @djcarlitonyc's IG). When @convoyofhope gets boots on the ground we'll be sending them 💵. ......
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🙏🏼Praying and waiting with you and expecting the best for all of us. Don't forget, our families have seen some tough times in PR and they've weathered through. I'm not counting any of them out. 💪🏼 ..... .🇵🇷 #PuertoRico #Family #HuracanMaria #Praying #TogetherWereStronger 📷circa: 2004 #MegaPorPuertoRico
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When anxiety, insomnia and nausea are mixed up together and I feel like a total shit. My sleep circle ...
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When anxiety, insomnia and nausea are mixed up together and I feel like a total shit. My sleep circle already messed up for about 7 months..and I have no idea how to fix it. #latenight #insomnia #anxiety #nausea #awake #restless #tired #alone #lonely When anxiety, insomnia and nausea are mixed up together and I feel like a total shit. My sleep circle already messed up for about 7 months..and I have no idea how to fix it. #latenight #insomnia #anxiety #nausea #awake #restless #tired #alone #lonely
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So, I am feeling down as fuck. Like, who cares though, right? I mean everyone doesn't have that one ...
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So, I am feeling down as fuck. Like, who cares though, right? I mean everyone doesn't have that one person they talk to about their problems y'know? And I'm one of them... all of the new friends I have come across don't really pay attention to what I have to say, I mean I understand, I talk about ... So, I am feeling down as fuck. Like, who cares though, right? I mean everyone doesn't have that one person they talk to about their problems y'know? And I'm one of them... all of the new friends I have come across don't really pay attention to what I have to say, I mean I understand, I talk about some crazy ass shit... But does that really mean you shouldn't listen? Does that mean you should leave me alone how I've been previous years? Nah.

I am speaking for those who do not have the words to speak out and let others know exactly the way we feel... hopeless, useless, worthless, we feel ugly... And, there come times where you meet a special person and you talk to em for a while and then they leave you like... Like if what you two have talked about never meant anything.

I am mainly speaking for myself though, not to sound selfish or anything, but yeah. Right now, around these times, I know no one is awake, most likely asleep, and they sleep like babies while I have insomnia and anxiety and depression... I need help, to be honest. But this time, I don't want help from a mental institution, I don't want to see a psychiatrist, I don't want to speak to a counselor, I want to speak to a normal human being.
Is that a bit too much to ask for? I'm guessing it is, to be honest.

I don't know, if you've read all of this, thank you for paying attention.
A lot of people need the attention to feel not so lonely.
I've lost track of what I have said, Goodbye.

#depression #anxiety #insomnia #uplate #issues #mentalhealth #mentalinstitution #problems
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Lol fuck sleep... what's sleep. No need for sleep. I'll just get so little of it I'll become delusional! ...
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Lol fuck sleep... what's sleep. No need for sleep. I'll just get so little of it I'll become delusional! . . . #andrewfletcher #fletch #anxiety #alone #insomnia #tired #depechemode #amazingmen #amazingband #bestband #bestbandever #dmcutie #depechemodebeauty #dmcuties #depechemodebeauties ... Lol fuck sleep... what's sleep. No need for sleep. I'll just get so little of it I'll become delusional! 😂😂
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#andrewfletcher #fletch #anxiety #alone #insomnia #tired #depechemode #amazingmen #amazingband #bestband #bestbandever #dmcutie #depechemodebeauty #dmcuties #depechemodebeauties #synthgods #synth #synthesizers #devotee #lovies #loves
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This is the most vulnerable and exposed photo I've ever taken- which is appropriate because this ...
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This is the most vulnerable and exposed photo I've ever taken- which is appropriate because this is the most vulnerable, exposed status I've ever posted. A lot of people have been asking me the past few months where I've been, if I'm okay and why I stopped shooting, posting, everything. The ... This is the most vulnerable and exposed photo I've ever taken- which is appropriate because this is the most vulnerable, exposed status I've ever posted. A lot of people have been asking me the past few months where I've been, if I'm okay and why I stopped shooting, posting, everything. The answer is I wasn't okay, the past few months have brought some of the darkest moments I've ever experienced. I was afraid to go to sleep because I was afraid to wake up, knowing all the sadness and pain would wash over me again and I wasn't sure if I was strong enough to live through another day. Giving up seemed so much easier. My anxiety got so high, I isolated myself from everyone and everything. There was so much fear and panic tied up in every thing I did, so I just stopped doing anything and pushed anyone away who loved me. I've always been a fighter but these past few months brought a stronger depression than I've ever known and it seemed like this time it was stronger than I was. It didn't seem like there was any light at the end of the tunnel, just a painful, all encompassing darkness that went on forever. I hit rock bottom and was dangerously low- I just didn't want to be alive anymore. I called some loved ones and my doctor because I was so scared, I'd never felt so alone, in so much pain where the only option to not feel this way was to just end everything. I'm writing this post because it's important to know that you are never, ever alone. I may post about being happy and having a wonderful life, but I also have something inside me that constantly tells me everyone would be better off if I was gone and confirms my every fear of not being good enough. I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by people who love me so much, who remind me every day that I make their lives better and that I have a reason to keep fighting. The past few weeks since hitting that rock bottom have been a struggle, but I'm finding excitement and happiness again, I'm falling in love with life again. I just want to remind all of you who are in the thick of that darkness that you're not alone- you are strong enough to fight this, you are capable, incredible and you matter. (Finished in comments ⬇️)
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"The Doctor Said" I'll be lost inside my head Bad thoughts till 4 AM Then I'll try to sleep And I can't tell anyone I'm so scared they'll get up and run So I don't speak And oh I miss when we were younger The days were so much funner Weren't they Oh I book a new appointment It's another ... "The Doctor Said"

I'll be lost inside my head
Bad thoughts till 4 AM
Then I'll try to sleep
And I can't tell anyone
I'm so scared they'll get up and run
So I don't speak

And oh
I miss when we were younger
The days were so much funner
Weren't they
Oh
I book a new appointment
It's another disappointment
They're all the same, same, same

When the doctor says I'm fine
One at morning, one at night
These pills will help you remember how to smile
But what does he know
Cause I feel so alone
And mom and dad both tell me I'm alright
Cause the doctor said you're fine

My own mind can lie to me
They all say it's anxiety
But I, just think it's me
Now I've lost so many years
My pillow's a tissue for my tears
But you, never see

And now, I can't even eat my dinner
Mom says I'm getting thinner
Am I?
Oh
I book a new appointment
Yet another disappointment
They're all the same, same, same

When the doctor says I'm fine
One at morning, one at night
These pills will help you remember how to smile
But what does he know
Cause I feel so alone
And mom and dad both tell me I'm alright
Cause the doctor said you're fine

But he don't care about me
He'll just go home to his family
Why does no one see
I'm not the girl
I wish that I could be

Cause the doctor says I'm fine
One at morning, one at night
These pills will help you remember how to smile
But what does he know
Cause I feel so alone
And mom and dad both tell me I'm alright
Cause the doctor said I'm fine - Chloe Adams

#fightdepression
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Happy Wednesday! Have you been feeling more anxious; dizzy, extreme fatigue, having intense ...
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Happy Wednesday! Have you been feeling more anxious; dizzy, extreme fatigue, having intense dreams, headaches or body pain, more irritable or having a hard time to sleep?! I have good news for you. You are not alone. Most of us who are very sensitive to energy and energetic shifts are feeling ... Happy Wednesday!
Have you been feeling more anxious; dizzy, extreme fatigue, having intense dreams, headaches or body pain, more irritable or having a hard time to sleep?! I have good news for you. You are not alone. Most of us who are very sensitive to energy and energetic shifts are feeling it due to a Solar Storm that happened last week. “Solar storms are known to desynchronise our circadian rhythm, which is the internal biological clock that controls our sleep and wake times. Our pineal glands are affected by this electromagnetic activity and produce an increase in melatonin—thus disturbing our sleep and impacting our intuition. We may have enhanced intuition and psychic awareness.

Solar storms are also believed to directly impact our nervous system, causing us to feel extra edgy, cautious, and feisty, and as though we are running on adrenaline in “fight or flight” mode. When these storms occur, we can find ourselves spun out or agitated without knowing why. We may also notice that our senses are on high alert, and that everything feels and sounds louder, brighter, stronger, and more vivid than normal.” For more info go to smartmindmag.com .
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#solarstorm #speingequinox #springequinox #anxiety #yogaheals #breathe #nature #meditation #nasa #smartmindmag
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How’s your week been? If it’s been a tough week, I want you to know that you’re not alone. A lot of us might go through stress, anxiety and even depression, but it’s often hush hush.. 🤫 . I wanted to create this video to give you hope and hopefully to inspire you to look at the brighter side of life. ... How’s your week been? If it’s been a tough week, I want you to know that you’re not alone. A lot of us might go through stress, anxiety and even depression, but it’s often hush hush.. 🤫
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I wanted to create this video to give you hope and hopefully to inspire you to look at the brighter side of life. 🙌 Link to the full video on my bio page. 🙃
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I do go through anxiety and struggle to sleep sometimes, due to the expectations I tend to put on myself. 😔 I'm still learning to deal with it on a daily basis. These tips have helped me to better understand myself and to bring more peace. ✨
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Do you go through it? Let me know in the comments below. SHARE & TAG a friend to brighten up their day. Lots of Love xx
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#jsohactive #anxiety #deppression #stress #selfawareness #selfdevelopment #personalgrowth #love #motivation #inspirationalquotes #inspiring #positivequotes
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@thoughtcl0ud CBD has made such a huge impact in my life in regards to anxiety levels and healing ...
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@thoughtcl0ud CBD has made such a huge impact in my life in regards to anxiety levels and healing from trauma. After leaving an abusive relationship and really diving into raising a baby alone, I had to face some big internal stuff. I am not “ anti pharmaceuticals”... I believe and support ... @thoughtcl0ud CBD has made such a huge impact in my life in regards to anxiety levels and healing from trauma. After leaving an abusive relationship and really diving into raising a baby alone, I had to face some big internal stuff. I am not “ anti pharmaceuticals”... I believe and support that there are some times and places for them to be used. I also have found that there truly are some natural ways to assist with anxiety/depression levels... along with daily meditation and journaling, using CBD regularly has played a significant role in my own journey with motherhood and healing and I’m super grateful for it... I often wonder if I would’ve taken @thoughtcl0ud during my journey with #hyperemesis in my pregnancy if I would’ve been in the ER less. It’s super helpful for nausea.. I currently use 5 drops of the 3000 mg CBD from @thoughtcl0ud daily, 5 drops of CBN at night, and the vape pen throughout the day. If you’re looking to try something out for anxiety/stress or sleep issues, check them out.
It’s always worth a shot right? It’s been what’s helped me the most the last year. #xoxo

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My anxiety includes not wanting to grow up. Its really bad to the point where i cant sleep and i burst ...
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My anxiety includes not wanting to grow up. Its really bad to the point where i cant sleep and i burst in tears when one things sets me off. It took me 3 years to where a bra and i was petrified of once a month *hint hint*. This might be TMI but its true. My dad doesnt believe that anxiety hurts the way ... My anxiety includes not wanting to grow up. Its really bad to the point where i cant sleep and i burst in tears when one things sets me off. It took me 3 years to where a bra and i was petrified of once a month *hint hint*. This might be TMI but its true. My dad doesnt believe that anxiety hurts the way it does. My throat tightens and i feel life my heart sinks. When will it end? Whenever someone says shes growing up and stuff like that it takes everything not to cry right then but yet a tear slips and i may wait until i am alone to cry. When i was little i legit wished to go to Neverland even just for a while. I woupd stare out my window and even now i find myself wishing it were real. Questiobs i ask myself: Why me? Is sonething wrong? Do i have major problems? Do others have it as bad as me with growing up anxiety? Why cant people see life through my eyes.
I hope it gets better.....
#peterpansyndrome #takemetoneverland #neverland
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Where have I been lately? It’s tough to admit this to everyone but maybe my experience might help ...
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Where have I been lately? It’s tough to admit this to everyone but maybe my experience might help you too. For the past several months I’ve been dealing with depression and it took me a long time to even admit this to myself let alone the people around me I’m lucky to call friends. I threw myself ... Where have I been lately? It’s tough to admit this to everyone but maybe my experience might help you too.
For the past several months I’ve been dealing with depression and it took me a long time to even admit this to myself let alone the people around me I’m lucky to call friends. I threw myself into work and spent my days and nights filming and editing non stop all the while dealing with - in the back of my mind - the fact that I have been truly unhappy for a long time. I missed appointments with friends, with family, with my dentist even, and made all the worse by anxiety I was too afraid to get back in touch.
I knew I wasn’t eating enough, tried to tell myself to drink less coffee, drink more water, sleep more, shave, get a haircut, go grocery shopping, wear a coat when it’s cold even! I would look at the videos I’d made and instead of being proud all I would see were my mistakes.
One of the worst such times was a few months ago when I had to do photography gig for an important client and I set my camera at the wrong aperture for a group photo meaning only the people in the center row were in focus and everyone else was out of focus. The client told me my work wasn’t good. I cried during the drive home feeling shame and embarrassment.
It all came to a head when i got a bad virus several weeks ago that completely wiped me out and unable to work.
Work is my life. I haven’t been on holiday in over three years. I live to work, to make movies. It’s what I think about when I wake up in the morning and what I think about before I go to sleep. But it’s also my worst enemy at times. I use it to escape from the harshness of reality sometimes and into a world of beauty and boundless freedom where creativity is the only restriction. And when I was sick I couldn’t hide behind my work any longer - I couldn’t ignore what was really going on with me on the inside. Seeing myself this way wasn’t pretty but it’s made me take action to find happiness again - that happiness is something you can’t find in money, your career, or even the people around you - it’s happiness you can only find in yourself.
Here’s an embarrassing photo of me as a young kid #love #mentalhealth
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16 days post-partum. One of us loving life, the other not so much ;) ... This was the only place she ...
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16 days post-partum. One of us loving life, the other not so much ;) ... This was the only place she would sleep for the first few weeks - and evidently I wasn’t sleeping at all. We had no family help and Archie was adjusting to both big school and becoming a big brother and was also very needy and ... 16 days post-partum. One of us loving life, the other not so much ;) ... This was the only place she would sleep for the first few weeks - and evidently I wasn’t sleeping at all. We had no family help and Archie was adjusting to both big school and becoming a big brother and was also very needy and anxious. .
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I suffered pre-natal anxiety throughout my pregnancy with Archie and then struggled to cope with his unexpected and very traumatic surgery just after birth. Thankfully with Poppy being my second baby, I had the perspective that everything is a phase, but even though I consciously lived the moment and was always so grateful for her, some days were (and still are) a struggle. The sleep deprivation, the hormone fluctuations, the monotony can make those first few days/weeks/months such a challenge. So if this is you right now, know that you are not alone, know that you will come out the other side, and know that there is help if you need it. I’m so proud to be a COPE ambassador @cope.org.au is an organization dedicated to improving the emotional and mental wellbeing of new and expecting parents. I look forward to sharing more about their #dayslikethese campaign with @thehood_store in the next few weeks. #keepingmotherhoodreal #readytocope #thatlittleface 💕
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(2012 vs 2017) The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die. From a depressed ...
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(2012 vs 2017) The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die. From a depressed teenage girl all caught up in self-hatred, self-destruction, self-harm and hospital beds. Too much anxiety, too little food. Too much "they'll laugh at me if I tell anyone what's going ... (2012 vs 2017)
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.
From a depressed teenage girl all caught up in self-hatred, self-destruction, self-harm and hospital beds. Too much anxiety, too little food. Too much "they'll laugh at me if I tell anyone what's going on my mind, they'll think I'm a freak" and too little "it's ok to ask for help, it's not your fault". The stigma of mental health and the fear of my own mind was almost the end of me. I went through years of depression before I got help - the kind of help that saved my life; the kind of help everyone deserves. Depression, anxiety and anorexia made me want to die every single second for so many years. But I'm so indescribably happy that I'm still here. Sure I have days where I feel like giving up, quit my job so I can sleep my life away. But I have come so far. I've got a full time job, people I care about who care about me, I bought my own apartment when I was 20, I have a cat who (almost) loves me as much as I love her and I'm starting university next year. I dropped out of high school and thought I'd never have a career. The girl I was in the left picture would never have believed where I am now. The depression and anxiety is still there but I'm in control now.
End mental health stigma. You deserve help. You are not alone. #rantover
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For future reference to whatever schmuck I wind up dating <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f605"></span>😐 . [ #alone #lonely #sad #depressed ...
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When our mind lacks clarity it may manifest in our daily actions. . . Poor mental health is an extremely ...
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When our mind lacks clarity it may manifest in our daily actions. . . Poor mental health is an extremely complex matter, and it may include a diverse array of signs and symptoms. To add to that, the way you may experience a mental health matter, will almost certainly be quite different from ... When our mind lacks clarity it may manifest in our daily actions. .
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Poor mental health is an extremely complex matter, and it may include a diverse array of signs and symptoms. To add to that, the way you may experience a mental health matter, will almost certainly be quite different from how another person may manage and experience it.
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Poor mental health does not necessarily mean one is depressed. Try researching the following terms:
#mooddisorders #anxiety #schizophrenia #mania #depression #ptsd
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Therapies that may be used to help manage mental health include pet therapy, yoga, mindful meditation, pharmacological treatments, counselling, among various other options. Often, a combination of these therapies may be applied.
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Also, keep in mind that eating well, staying active and getting adequate sleep is key to physical and mental wellness.
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Please do your research on mental health, as you may be able to help identify a crisis, and potentially have the ability to support your friend, colleague, family member and most importantly, yourself.
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If you are suffering from a mental illness, know that you are not alone. You have access to a variety of resources in order to support your emotional and physical needs. If you think you need help, feel free to reach out. If you are at a crisis call 911.
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Here are a few helpful resources:

https://cmha.ca/mental-health
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https://www.torontodistresscentre.com/

#themoreyouknow #mentalhealth #letstalk #education #health #nurse #photoofaphoto #bellletstalk
#centralnervoussystem

@brettnphoto 📷
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Losing a pet sucks, but losing one at 5 years old so unexpectedly is even worse and heart breaking. ...
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Losing a pet sucks, but losing one at 5 years old so unexpectedly is even worse and heart breaking. Britt came into my room Thursday morning crying asking me if I’d come to work with her to sit with Cali bc she wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t herself. I thought yeah sure even though I’m running on ... Losing a pet sucks, but losing one at 5 years old so unexpectedly is even worse and heart breaking. Britt came into my room Thursday morning crying asking me if I’d come to work with her to sit with Cali bc she wasn’t feeling well and wasn’t herself. I thought yeah sure even though I’m running on 3 hours of sleep I’ll do it becuase seeing britt cry was heartbreaking. I immediately thought she was over reacting but then I saw cal... laying in the kitching. Not caring about the cats in the basement just laying there. Long story short we took her to the emergency room and found out she had a tumor rupture in her spleen and was bleeding internally. If we chose surgery Cali would have to go through long treatments of chemo and still only have a few months to live. I know this was the hardest decision my sister would have to make but she made the right one and wasn’t selfish. We laid Cali to rest to end her suffering and not put her through more knowing how hard it would be on her body.
Cali wasn’t mine personally but I babysat her when britt was gone. I picked her up when britt was at work so she wasn’t in her kennel. She had major separation anxiety so that is how Cali became my best friend. I would take her anywhere with me so I didn’t have to lock her up. I’m going to miss my little doobs standing in my bed staring at me waiting for me to lift up my blankets so she can get under them with me. I’m going to miss pretending she was my dog so I would go to the park alone. She was the most cuddly dog a girl could have. My sister rescued her and gave her the best life that a dog could ever have. We have many memories together, we have gone through many blinds, and you have gone through many trash bags. I’m gonna miss you wagers. I love you baby cal cal ❤️❤️❤️
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I HATE to do this. But I just need a little break... I am physically and most of all emotionally exhausted. ...
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I HATE to do this. But I just need a little break... I am physically and most of all emotionally exhausted. I have spent the last 2 months spending all my free time doing orders (mainly a special order not purchased from my Etsy page(I love all of my Pom customers)). On top of that starting a new ... I HATE to do this. But I just need a little break... I am physically and most of all emotionally exhausted. I have spent the last 2 months spending all my free time doing orders (mainly a special order not purchased from my Etsy page(I love all of my Pom customers)). On top of that starting a new full time job (In accounting, so very busy this time of year). A death in the family on Christmas Eve. The month of December felt like it went by in 2 Days. I couldn’t enjoy Christmas or New Years, as they were spent doing orders and having strep throat. I have gained at least 10 pounds in the last month. Trying new medications for my depression and anxiety. Still not medicated yet for my ADD. That alone is mentally exhausting. I am not one to complain and this is very hard to do. But I just need a mental break! I want a weekend to enjoy my family, move past the argument with my mom (over that special order), actually enjoy my amazing new job, get a good night sleep and most of all RELAX. My Etsy site remains on vacation mode. If you need a small order PLEASE email me and we can definitely work something out! It just absolutely kills me to not be able to get my orders out within 3-5 business days, or late for that matter. You guys don’t deserve that and I want to serve the best product and customer service I can. If I don’t take a short break now I have a feeling it will blow up and I will no longer be doing orders. SO! Just bare with me.... I love you all and I appreciate the support 💕💕 xoxo Roxann
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A little less than one month left of this semester and let me just say that this has been a humbling ...
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A little less than one month left of this semester and let me just say that this has been a humbling experience. Working a full time (and very hectic) job plus being a full time student - alone - has been the most challenging experience of my life. I really don’t sleep much and my anxiety stays through ... A little less than one month left of this semester and let me just say that this has been a humbling experience. Working a full time (and very hectic) job plus being a full time student - alone - has been the most challenging experience of my life. I really don’t sleep much and my anxiety stays through the roof. I constantly feel like I should be doing better than I am and sometimes I just feel defeated. It’s crazy that you have to put yourself into extreme debt to try and get a college education. Here’s to hoping for better opportunities and a brighter future. #collegelife #stayhumble #workhard
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Long post ahead, you've been warned. This is kind of a hard thing to write. And usually I try not to ...
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Long post ahead, you've been warned. This is kind of a hard thing to write. And usually I try not to post really personal stuff on social media. But this feels different. On December 24th, 2016 I posted a picture of the bottom of this cliff. One of my goals for 2017 was to climb said cliff. This was ... Long post ahead, you've been warned. This is kind of a hard thing to write. And usually I try not to post really personal stuff on social media. But this feels different. On December 24th, 2016 I posted a picture of the bottom of this cliff. One of my goals for 2017 was to climb said cliff. This was pretty huge for me at the time because I was suffering from extreme depression and anxiety and rarely wanted to do more than sleep, let alone set a goal to climb a mountain. But on Saturday November 10th, 2017 I climbed that mountain. It took me 11 months to feel ready. Not because I wasn't a good enough climber, I could have probably done it in March or April. But because I was scared that once I accomplished that goal I wouldn't have anything else to push for. Then I realized how dumb that was and started thinking about what next year was going to look like. (Many more routes at Moore's, Zion Canyoneering, summiting one of the Tetons and plenty of other dirtbag adventures) Over the past year climbing has brought me so many things. Friends, community, health, love(which is also huge, this girl has changed my life), adventure, and most importantly a will to live. As I stood on top of this climb Saturday, pissed off and freezing cold, I realized how many people I had to thank for where I was standing. Thank you Mom and Dad, thank you Abigale, thank you to all of my family that has put up with my absence all year, thank you to my Inner Peaks family, thank you Paris for pushing me to places I didn't know existed, thank you Les for listening to me whine, thank you Mike, Cole, Jim, and Jackson for making me feel included, thank you Bill and Dave for pushing me to climb harder and harder, and thank you to anyone else who has helped me in the last year. It's honestly too many people to list out. Here's to the future.
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Adoption events cutting into my sleep time 😴😴😴 hoping someone will want to take me home and give me ...
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Adoption events cutting into my sleep time 😴😴😴 hoping someone will want to take me home and give me my furever and of course an nice comfy lap to snuggle on ️ M | 1 Y | 15 lbs | Hound mix | Hungary | Medium energy | Loves walks | Chill indoors | Loves company | Cuddle monster | A bit vocal | Dog, cat and ... Adoption events cutting into my sleep time 😴😴😴 hoping someone will want to take me home and give me my furever and of course an nice comfy lap to snuggle on ❤️
M | 1 Y | 15 lbs | Hound mix | Hungary | Medium energy | Loves walks | Chill indoors | Loves company | Cuddle monster | A bit vocal | Dog, cat and kid social
This happy go lucky little guy is ROTI and he’s from Hungary! Yup, we rescue dogs from Hungary now. ROTI is medium energy overall meaning he’s super chill in the home but really loves going outside for walks. He does play occasionally in the home but really home life is the chill life. He’s kind of a couch potato and loves cuddling up with his people as much as possible. He’s definitely gotten a taste of the sweet life and has discovered how comfy human beds are, especially if people tuck you in under the covers. It IS getting cold outside, you know. He’s very people friendly and is maybe a tad too demanding with snuggles. He may need to learn a bit of independence so that he doesn’t become too reliant on people and develop separation anxiety or anything that like. Currently he is a bit vocal when his people leave the house but it otherwise quiet in the home. A regular routine and not making a fuss over him when coming and going will be helpful to curb this behaviour going forward. He’s not destructive when left alone and his space is currently limited with baby gates or closed doors, just to be safe. We think ROTI would do best in a home with a few people because, duh more people to love him. He’s not picky and will pretty much snuggle with anyone… but we know that he loves you the most. He would be especially happy if someone was home with him most of the time. He would be a great family dog and currently lives with kids. He’s pretty confident on leash and doesn’t seem to be too nervous in busy areas. He’s smart and adjusts well to routine. He’s very dog social and actually LOVES cats! He always greets them with gentle kisses and tail wags. ROTI is a gem and we can guarantee he’ll get scooped up faster than you can say SOS. If you’d like to adopt him fill out an application now at saveourscruff.org
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STRONG COMPASS is a readjustment program dedicated to helping combat veterans make a purposeful ...
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STRONG COMPASS is a readjustment program dedicated to helping combat veterans make a purposeful and enduring transition to civilian life…improving the quality of life for the veteran and their family. “The Un-Group” Rand Corp & Walter Reed research suggests that up to 50-75% of Post ... STRONG COMPASS is a readjustment program dedicated to helping combat veterans make a purposeful and enduring transition to civilian life…improving the quality of life for the veteran and their family. “The Un-Group”
Rand Corp & Walter Reed research suggests that up to 50-75% of Post 9/11 Veterans may be “un-served” by existing VA facilities and programs
u Rand Corp & Walter Reed research also suggests that up to 25% of veterans served are “under-served”
• Unaware of own situation and need
• Stigma to seeking help
• Prior or anticipated poor experience
• inaccurate information from peers, wait times, low care satisfaction, medication concerns, etc.
• High drop-out rate after 3-5 mental health visits
• Over 1,100 estimated “Un-Group” in the Twin Ports area (Duluth/Superior) alone
u Supportive group interaction in the community creates pro-social contact (aka: social medicine).
u Tangible benefits and progress are motivational.
u Intensity, frequency, and duration are critical perspectives affecting meaningful improvement.
STRONG COMPASS

Realization that the mind and body cannot be separated. Calming the body sets the stage to help calm the mind. STRONG COMPASS provides real-time guidance with fitness, proper nutrition and restful sleep techniques, this in turn provides a gateway from the body to the mind creating a more desired lifestyle. Supportive group interaction in a relaxed, community environment sets the right pro-social stage. Intensity, frequency, and duration are critical perspectives affecting a meaningful and improved lifestyle.
In addition to physiological considerations, STRONG COMPASS assesses and addresses psychological issues. The program uses recognized approaches in its on-line PDA Profile Questionnaire to screen for PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, and related maladies. The program observes and addresses potential issues. Individualized counseling is available to participants and is encouraged, even for seemingly small issues that may compound later. STRONG COMPASS focuses on four core concepts; Locus of Control, Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem and Outlook, that help veterans step out of
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if anxiety could leave me alone and let me sleep please?😴
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if anxiety could leave me alone and let me sleep please?😴 if anxiety could leave me alone and let me sleep please?😴
I want to take a moment to be honest. I tell people that jiujitsu "keeps me evened out." I tend not to ...
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I want to take a moment to be honest. I tell people that jiujitsu "keeps me evened out." I tend not to elaborate on that statement. I'd like to do that now. If I don't train consistently or get some kind of regular exercise in, I will very likely begin to experience symptoms of depression. For me, ... I want to take a moment to be honest. I tell people that jiujitsu "keeps me evened out." I tend not to elaborate on that statement. I'd like to do that now. If I don't train consistently or get some kind of regular exercise in, I will very likely begin to experience symptoms of depression. For me, that includes a loss of willpower to take care of myself (cook, shower, clean my room), a loss of interest in things I love, an inability to make simple decisions, a desire to do anything at all but an inability to get up and do it, suicidal thoughts, sleeplessness, lack of libido, irritability, anxiety, etc. I don't want these thoughts. I'm not sad about a particular event, I'm just overcome with a crushing miasma that suggests curling up and dying is the best course of action. Now that my depression has been named and diagnosed, I can recognize when I'm experiencing a depressive episode and try and not make rash decisions, but I often feel like there's not a lot I can do about it to make myself feel better. I know it's a chemical problem in my brain, and I know I shouldn't feel ashamed, but it still makes me nervous to try and reach out to someone. I feel all these things right now, so even though I'm just going to try and sleep it off, I want you all out there to know that if you deal with depression, or if what I listed sounds like you, you're not alone. There is help out there. Call a suicide hotline. Call a friend or family member. Go get some exercise. Do something if at all possible, and consider talking to a therapist if you're able. You don't have to live life in misery even though that might feel like the hand you've been dealt. There is help and hope for you. If you've read this far, thank you. I love you and your regularly scheduled BJJ posting will resume after this. #oss #jiujitsu #bjj #depression #suicide #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
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I feel sick and anxious FML <span class="emoji emoji1f62d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f62d"></span> why can't my anxiety leave me alone for at least two weeks<span class="emoji emoji1f623"></span> anyway I can't ...
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I feel sick and anxious FML why can't my anxiety leave me alone for at least two weeks anyway I can't sleep and this is me with incense (it's Anthony from Smosh ) -jenn I feel sick and anxious FML 😭😭 why can't my anxiety leave me alone for at least two weeks😣 anyway I can't sleep 😂 and this is me with incense (it's Anthony from Smosh 😂) -jenn💔
Oh hello Monday! Yawn <span class="emoji emoji1f476"></span>🏼 Tomorrow our sweet Ella is 3 weeks! She has long legs like her daddy & her newborn ...
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Oh hello Monday! Yawn 🏼 Tomorrow our sweet Ella is 3 weeks! She has long legs like her daddy & her newborn jammies are already fitting a little snug! I love right before nursing how she locks eyes with me & we just look at each other for a bit as if to say “hello, here we are again!” She loves movement ... Oh hello Monday! Yawn 👶🏼 Tomorrow our sweet Ella is 3 weeks! She has long legs like her daddy & her newborn jammies are already fitting a little snug! I love right before nursing how she locks eyes with me & we just look at each other for a bit as if to say “hello, here we are again!” She loves movement & is a big fan of being carried in her @ergobaby around the house or while we bounce on an exercise ball. Sleep is still random & unpredictable but we’re learning to try & sleep when she sleeps which last night meant we all were in bed at 6pm!
My anxiety has improved a lot since day 1. The days & nights are hard but I’m determined to not let the hardship steal my joy. These moments are what I prayed for for years as we were trying to conceive. I may be exhausted & overwhelmed at times but we are blessed. I want to start journaling again before too much time has passed to write down our birth story, how we’re doing & Ella’s milestones. Journaling has always been a great way for me to process my emotions & spend time with God to get my head & heart in a healthy, positive place. I plan to share our birth story in the future, so if you have any questions for us about our natural birth experience you’d like me to answer please leave them in the comments below!
I’m currently eating a lactation cookie & sipping on an organic iced decaf coffee with almond milk & watching our sweet Ella as she enjoys tummy time! I hope you are having a good start to your week - or if its not a good start, know you’re not alone in your struggles! ✌🏼✨👶🏼 @megan.roosevelt
#dayslikethese #goodjobmama #wegotthis #newmom #joyfulmamas #healthygrocerygirl #motherhood
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 #song #music #Ptv #ptvlyrics #lyrics #piercetheveil #mental #depressed #scars #alone #suicide ...
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#song #music #Ptv #ptvlyrics #lyrics #piercetheveil #mental #depressed #scars #alone #suicide #selfhate #killme #lost #lonely #paranoia #hate #relapse #quote #quotes #anxiety Morning. I've smoke two packs of cigarettes in less than ten hours because I can't sleep. I feel like shit. ... #song #music #Ptv #ptvlyrics #lyrics #piercetheveil #mental #depressed #scars #alone #suicide #selfhate #killme #lost #lonely #paranoia #hate #relapse #quote #quotes #anxiety
Morning. I've smoke two packs of cigarettes in less than ten hours because I can't sleep. I feel like shit. I want to die I think.
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Forever feeling her life is dying But the doctors keep on lying. "Your daughter will be fine, Just ...
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Forever feeling her life is dying But the doctors keep on lying. "Your daughter will be fine, Just give her some time." But she wasn't okay Because your baby girl took her life today. She couldn't keep running And she wouldn't stand living. Her silent plea's for love Left her heart ... Forever feeling her life is dying
But the doctors keep on lying.
"Your daughter will be fine,
Just give her some time."
But she wasn't okay
Because your baby girl took her life today.
She couldn't keep running
And she wouldn't stand living.
Her silent plea's for love
Left her heart on black doves.
"I'm in pain"
Her innocence cut, her pride slain.
Her cries fell on deaf ears
So no one realized her fears.
No one saw her fatal change
Until her heart was out of range.
She wrote out letters 
Saying her life would be better.
She laid the pistol on her heart
And blew her body apart.
Her parents cry themselves to sleep
And all her friends weep.
They loved that girl well
And left her alone in Hell.
Maybe her soul can be free
And everyone will see
The lost life of one teen
And the love there could have been
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#sexualgrunge #grungetumblr #tumblr #pastelgrunge #cutting #cuts #palegrunge #depressing #grungegirl #romantic #grungefashion #depressionquotes #grungeaccount #romance #selfharmmm #hot #darkgrunge #pretty #aesthetic #anxiety #softgrunge #aesthetics #indie #fromjohnfollowtrain #thriftingsfollowtrain #goals #sopale #blvckscvle #pale #blackfashion
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Do you ever feel so sad that Your chest aches And your heart beats But you just feel so empty Like ...
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Do you ever feel so sad that Your chest aches And your heart beats But you just feel so empty Like you're nothing And your life is nothing And you feel as if everything Would be better If you could just sleep for a while But your mind runs And it does everything Except make things better. ... Do you ever feel so sad that
Your chest aches
And your heart beats
But you just feel so empty
Like you're nothing
And your life is nothing
And you feel as if everything
Would be better
If you could just sleep for a while
But your mind runs
And it does everything
Except make things better.
It keeps you awake.
It keeps you hurting. #suicide #suicidal #grunge #cutter #scars #burns #broken #anxiety #bitch #blades #death #selfharm #blood #depressed #depression #depressing #notokay #anorexia #ana #lonely #alone #sad #broken #horrible #love
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I didn't get any sleep and I have to go to work<span class="emoji emoji1f62b"></span>NOOO #newaccount #follow #f4f #followforfollow #grunge #depression #anxiety #like #l4l #likeforlike #dark #music #teenager #alone
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I didn't get any sleep and I have to go to workNOOO #newaccount #follow #f4f #followforfollow #grunge #depression #anxiety #like #l4l #likeforlike #dark #music #teenager #alone I didn't get any sleep and I have to go to work😫NOOO #newaccount #follow #f4f #followforfollow #grunge #depression #anxiety #like #l4l #likeforlike #dark #music #teenager #alone
It's all I ever wanted.... #teen #life #anxiety #insomnia #pain #help #cuts #anorexia #sleep #night #alone #you #dead #want #relationship #love #over #lonely
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It's all I ever wanted.... #teen #life #anxiety #insomnia #pain #help #cuts #anorexia #sleep #night #alone #you #dead #want #relationship #love #over #lonely It's all I ever wanted.... #teen #life #anxiety #insomnia #pain #help #cuts #anorexia #sleep #night #alone #you #dead #want #relationship #love #over #lonely
Anything to be perfect <span class="emoji emoji1f613"></span> boyfriend is in a pissy with me now... Im probably not going to sleep tonight, ...
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Anything to be perfect boyfriend is in a pissy with me now... Im probably not going to sleep tonight, too upset #ana #anorexia #skinny #skinnyfeels #wannabeskinny #disease #depression #bulimia #anxiety #fat #sad #upset #fighting #thighgap #flatstomach #anatip #lonely #alone #suicide ... Anything to be perfect 😓 boyfriend is in a pissy with me now... Im probably not going to sleep tonight, too upset 😣 #ana #anorexia #skinny #skinnyfeels #wannabeskinny #disease #depression #bulimia #anxiety #fat #sad #upset #fighting #thighgap #flatstomach #anatip #lonely #alone #suicide #suicidal #dying #dontwanttolive #fast #fasting #starve #mia #dep #depressed #crazy #selfharmer
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<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> This free printable checklist has been downloaded over 4000 times since it was posted on Monday! • Anxiety ...
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This free printable checklist has been downloaded over 4000 times since it was posted on Monday! • Anxiety is something that I have learnt to navigate over the years. But damn this moon. Got me good. Lack of sleep has got me gooood too this week! 🌖 • ️ If you’re feeling whack, you’re not ... ✨ This free printable checklist has been downloaded over 4000 times since it was posted on Monday!

Anxiety is something that I have learnt to navigate over the years. But damn this moon. Got me good. Lack of sleep has got me gooood too this week! 🌖

✏️ If you’re feeling whack, you’re not alone! Jump on to ellefitactive.com, download + print this bad boy ❤️ It’s free and you can print as maaaany as you need! Sending lotsa love!

Tag or send this post to a friend in need 🤗
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Just a little writing prompt offered by @oiselle and @fleshmanflyer I thought was appropriate. ...
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Just a little writing prompt offered by @oiselle and @fleshmanflyer I thought was appropriate. #runreadwrite -------------------------------- "Would you believe me if I told you...." Even though I'm all smiles and laughter and strong in these photos..... -that the night before ... Just a little writing prompt offered by @oiselle and @fleshmanflyer I thought was appropriate.
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"Would you believe me if I told you...." Even though I'm all smiles and laughter and strong in these photos.....
-that the night before this race I was a complete mess? Like full blown panic attack, sobbing my eyes out, scared to death? The uncertainty and fear of the weather, the course conditions, and my lack of preparation was literally crippling me. -that I kept telling myself I couldn't do it, that I was going to fail, that I was going to get hypothermia and that I was weak, and stupid for even thinking I could do this race. -i had no sleep and hardly any food leading up that morning. -that I almost puked on the first lap because I was so nervous? -somedays I can barely get out of bed because I'm so f-king depressed or I cant focus because I'm so anxious? -i have a horrible tendency of negative self-talk and constantly doubt myself and my abilities. ---------------------------------------
But somehow, I pulled it together and there I was. Head up and wings out. Thankful for my husband and badass teammates, because I wasn't going alone. **I tell this story because our journeys are never perfect. There is much behind the happy, perfect photos. We dont always run the fastest, master a yoga pose in 5 minutes or lift heavy weights every time we go to the gym.**
Running helps me conquer my fears, manage my mood, and ease my anxiety. It's not easy, and not always fun, but that day showed me a very good reason to keep going. Keep pushing. That we are all stronger than we think.
#headupwingsout #runner #badass #halfmarathontraining #kyrunner #runhappy #runstrong #runbeautiful #runyourworld #oisellevolée
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Llama, Llama, Fortnite Drama: Damaged as I am by 15 years of sleep deprivation, I cannot hear the ...
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Llama, Llama, Fortnite Drama: Damaged as I am by 15 years of sleep deprivation, I cannot hear the word “llama” without mentally echoing “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama.” This is the hooky title of a children’s book that I read over and over again to at least one of our kids. (The younger one claims ... Llama, Llama, Fortnite Drama:

Damaged as I am by 15 years of sleep deprivation, I cannot hear the word “llama” without mentally echoing “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama.” This is the hooky title of a children’s book that I read over and over again to at least one of our kids. (The younger one claims no knowledge of it, but that probably means I only read it to him 50 times instead of the 100 times I read to his brother.) Five minutes of googling tells me that this 2005 book by Anna Dewdney has since become a “cultural touchstone” and a franchise (several sequel books, a Netflix series, a rap by Ludacris, etc) So I am no doubt not the only one burdened by the mental compulsion to echo all instances of “llama” with “pajama.” But there is a strange relevance here in regard to Fortnite and online gaming.... Ms. Dewdney’s book was about a young person’s difficulty with staying alone in his bedroom without his mama.
As I recall, baby llama’s poor self-regulation eventually led to much “llama drama,” boo-hooing, and wailing, which finally summons his annoyed mother to tell him to simmer down and go to sleep....while of course reassuring him of her love.
The drama, wailing, and general poor self-regulation in our house is now less about separation anxiety and more about the frustrations of online gaming in general...and Fortnite in particular.

We had intense stress about llamas over the weekend. I cannot claim a deep understanding of these “llama”/piñata things’ role in the game, but their acquisition is essential. Hysteria can easily blossom when they can’t be found...or when, GOD FORBID, one is snatched away from under ones nose by another player.

Listening to my sons intermittently screech in frustration is perhaps unnecessarily traumatic for me. If only I, like the mother in the book, could successfully encourage less startling expressions of llama drama. ... but let’s be serious, I never succeeded in getting them to go to bed without drama.
At least we did get a llama, so there’s that.

@fortnite #llama #fortnitllama #llamallamaredpajama #dailynapkins #napkinart #fortnitefanart #pinata
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Part 1 of 3: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hello, friends! I apologize for dropping some big news onto your lap and not ...
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Part 1 of 3: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hello, friends! I apologize for dropping some big news onto your lap and not following up right away. I needed time and I thank you for giving it to me. (For anyone who is already confused, I did a two-part post a couple weeks ago sharing that I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto’s ... Part 1 of 3:
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Hello, friends! I apologize for dropping some big news onto your lap and not following up right away. I needed time and I thank you for giving it to me. (For anyone who is already confused, I did a two-part post a couple weeks ago sharing that I was just diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease).
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I don’t even know where to begin with how drastically my life has changed in the last couple of weeks; both physically and emotionally but I’ll do my best here.
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So I went to this clinic (pictured above) and before you continue reading this please note that this is NOT a mental health clinic. This is a health & wellness clinic that practices functional medicine. They treat the whole person with a comprehensive holistic approach, exploring (“symptoms, history, concerns and goals as well as diet, exercise, sleep quality, bloodwork and hormone levels.”- that’s straight from their website) People go to their clinic for many reasons. I went after a family member suggested I get some blood work done since my mental health has been so poor and was severely affecting my quality of life. I was a whole lot of “whatever, I’ve got nothing to lose” and I went. I was not expecting them to find anything let a alone an actual disease! Hashimoto’s Disease is an autoimmune disease where my body is basically attacking my thyroid (rude). Some symptoms include: anxiety, fatigue, sluggishness, weight gain, depression, irregular periods, mental fogginess, memory lapses, brittle nails, and the list goes on. The physical symptoms are so prevalent in my life but I just believed that was my normal 🤷🏼‍♀️ Truth is I’ve gained nearly 25 lbs in the last few years, am constantly mentally/physically fatigued, and I can sleep ALL DAY LONG if society let me. Half the time I’ve chalked it up to a tired brain wreaking havoc on my body. Who knew that my poor little thyroid has been taking a major beating🦋 🥊 This diagnosis actually makes so much sense but it doesn’t make it any less shocking. (Continue to part 2)
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@iamstaceyjean sent me this on October 23rd 2017, I was supposed to do a voiceover for it..but I never did. Every time I tried to the words couldn’t come out even though there’s words and thoughts constantly in my mind when it comes to my Mom. - These past three weeks I haven’t been able to sleep, ... @iamstaceyjean sent me this on October 23rd 2017, I was supposed to do a voiceover for it..but I never did. Every time I tried to the words couldn’t come out even though there’s words and thoughts constantly in my mind when it comes to my Mom.
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These past three weeks I haven’t been able to sleep, my insomnia came back and my anxiety has been high. It’s always like this for me when Mother’s Day approaches and I mentally and emotionally prepare myself the best I can.
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Most days I am happy, some days I don’t feel like myself and don’t want to talk to anyone. These past three years I have learned that it’s best to be honest with how I feel on and off social media, to be honest with my feelings all of the time. I have learned that it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. I have learned that I do not have to go through this alone even if I feel like I am alone.
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I have learned a lot of things and I am still learning each and every single day.
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This video has been in the back of my mind since Stacey sent it to me. Today I finally had the courage to watch it again. I replayed it multiple times, it hurt, I cried..and I found the courage to share this in her honor and for mental health awareness month. I know I am not alone in the struggles I face and I want you to know that you are not alone either. We all share similar pains, I pray that you find the strength to keep going and that you know better days are ahead.🙏🏼
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Mama, you gave me life and you are constantly teaching me about life till this day. I miss you, I love you and I cannot wait to see you again.❤️ #forMama #myreality
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A long one but an honest one<span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span>So what exactly does depression and anxiety look like to ...
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A long one but an honest oneSo what exactly does depression and anxiety look like to you? A frazzled person who appears to have a sleep deficit and is always a total mess physically? Someone who can’t control their emotions, cries all of the time and can’t get through a day “normally”? ... A long one but an honest one👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇So what exactly does depression and anxiety look like to you? A frazzled person who appears to have a sleep deficit and is always a total mess physically? Someone who can’t control their emotions, cries all of the time and can’t get through a day “normally”? A weak minded person who is always anxious and a train wreck? Well I certainly hope not!

Staggering statistics show that 1️⃣6️⃣ million American adults suffer from depression and 4️⃣0️⃣ million Americans adults are affected by anxiety 😳 With what seems to be common, and with the numbers so high, why is it a taboo subject to most? Maybe people will judge me for posting this, but I choose to share my personal experiences on MY page to help others understand they aren’t alone.
Well 🙋🏻‍♀️ I am one of them and I’m learning to manage it. That is why working out is so important to me. Sure it helps aesthetically but it’s also good for my heart and helps me reduce/relieve stress and anxiety. Plus when you exercise, it releases endorphins, in turn, decreasing depression.
So to anyone else dealing with this, here’s a reminder that you are one bad ass motherfucker because nothing is more terrifying than battling with your own mind every single day ❤️ #realtalk #whyiworkout #depression #gym #gymlife #fit #fitness #fitfam #fitlife #calm #mentalhealthawareness #emotions #pain #anxiety #shelifts #workout #exercise #moms #momswithmuscles #momsofinstagram #support #mentalhealth #healthy #healthylifestyle #foodforthought
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True story. I’ve always had trouble sleeping. As a kid I would have terrible nightmares about my ...
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True story. I’ve always had trouble sleeping. As a kid I would have terrible nightmares about my family being hurt, the environment etc. As an adult I rarely sleep alone. Ever. I have had severe and chronic anxiety for my whole life and I think the sleep issues are extension of that. — So when ... True story. I’ve always had trouble sleeping. As a kid I would have terrible nightmares about my family being hurt, the environment etc. As an adult I rarely sleep alone. Ever. I have had severe and chronic anxiety for my whole life and I think the sleep issues are extension of that. —
So when @soulfulvibesco sent me this Himalayan Salt Lamp I really didn’t think anything of it. I asked them what do I do with this lamp and one of the benefits listed was better sleep.

No bullshit. I sleep with this every night I’m home and I’ve been sleeping peacefully though the night. I always say prayers, do deep breathing, and say affirmations before sleep but having the lamp gives a soft glow in the room and sets the tone for a peaceful sleeping environment.

PS. The fact that psychological thrillers/horror is my favorite genre prolly doesn’t help but 🙃.

SWIPE FOR CLOSE UPS.
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As you know Jet is a big Mental Health Awareness Advocate and we try to speak honestly and open about ...
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As you know Jet is a big Mental Health Awareness Advocate and we try to speak honestly and open about my journey with Mental Health in hopes that others feel less alone and like they can reach out and talk to someone. With that in mind I wanted to share more about what makes my little boy such a great ... As you know Jet is a big Mental Health Awareness Advocate and we try to speak honestly and open about my journey with Mental Health in hopes that others feel less alone and like they can reach out and talk to someone. With that in mind I wanted to share more about what makes my little boy such a great Mental Health Warrior and a little of the reality of what it can be like. Yesterday was an okay day for me, I had anxiety like every day but at this point in my fight this anxiety level was manageable that was until it was time to go to sleep. Like most people this is when my anxiety can worsen. Last night my brain decided to attack me with uncontrollable upsetting and terrifying thoughts feeding from my worst fears. I was in my comfortable cosy bed, safe under the shelter of my home and I was terrified for my life. It was quite late but all I knew was I wanted Jet. He sleeps with Grandpaws but my darling boy allowed me to wake him up, carry him out of his bed and he took note very quickly something was wrong and he curled up with me, tucked his nose into my shoulder and he undeniably had my back. I asked my best friend for help and he was there, in the middle of the night with no notice. Something another human might never have done for me but he didn't complain once. He was my hero! He kept placing his paw on my arms with reassurance he was there. My anxiety levels dropped immediately and my night from hell turned into a chance to cuddle with my favourite cloud! Today is a new day and it's been a good day and this is Mental Health. It's ups and downs but it's all about who has your back when you need it most and remembering the worst will pass! Thank you Shoog for always being my cloud to lean on! 💚️🐾 #myanxietybuddy
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This past week has been one of the most hectic of my life! When both the hubby and the nanny travel at ...
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This past week has been one of the most hectic of my life! When both the hubby and the nanny travel at once, and you’re left alone with a fussy nine month old with sudden separation anxiety, it ain’t a walk in the park (still so cute though )! Add to that recovering from surgery, packing to move ... This past week has been one of the most hectic of my life! When both the hubby and the nanny travel at once, and you’re left alone with a fussy nine month old with sudden separation anxiety, it ain’t a walk in the park (still so cute though 😻😭)! Add to that recovering from surgery, packing to move back, little to no sleep, postponed meetings, tons of pain killers, friends to see before traveling, and countless errands to complete in less than a week - I just want to be on a beach somewhere now! Not sure how the multitasking mamas without any help do it, but you women deserve a trophy, a statue and a crown (and an all-expenses paid vacation for a month at a pristine beach 12 hours away by plane). Currently functioning only during baby’s nap times for now. If any moms have any tips at all on how to deal with separation anxiety, please shoot!
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Hey! I took a bit of a social media break and spent some time with my lovely family and my bloomin joy ...
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Hey! I took a bit of a social media break and spent some time with my lovely family and my bloomin joy of a niece this past few days. Plus my anxiety has been acting up this past week so I thought I’d take a step back from the sometimes triggering social media world. Remember: You are doing great just ... Hey! I took a bit of a social media break and spent some time with my lovely family and my bloomin joy of a niece this past few days. Plus my anxiety has been acting up this past week so I thought I’d take a step back from the sometimes triggering social media world. Remember: You are doing great just as you are, you do not need to compare yourself with anybody else, it’s okay to take a break and it’s absolutely okay to admit when you need a bit of a mental health break! Admitting you’re anxious is not a bad thing, and recognising when you need to step back and work on your mindset is one of the strongest thing you can do! I find taking CBD oil regularly helps, along with guided meditation to help me sleep, and to ground myself in the day. I also step back from scrolling through other peoples feeds online, because when you see everyone’s ‘best bits’ whether that’s travelling, new goodies, fancy houses or cars, declarations of love or life announcements it can be so triggering depending on what you’re going through in your own life. So if you’re still reading this and feeling anxious know that YOU’RE NOT ALONE, and get yourself off social media, give yourself some private time, have a bath, read a book, go for a run, practise some breathing exercises (see my stories) whatever it is just make sure you’re doing it just for you to give yourself a break and be kind to yourself, even if it’s just for a few minutes! 💖💖 #anxiousgirlsclub .
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#anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietychat #anxiousgirls #mentalhealthbreak #mentalhealthday #giveyourselfabreak #
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Today's Message: Quiet Time Today's card suggests you take quiet time for yourself. As this card ...
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Today's Message: Quiet Time Today's card suggests you take quiet time for yourself. As this card is upside down, this means there are some blockages coming in the way. You need some time alone, away from other people and environmental noises. Even a brief respite would be extremely rejuvenating ... Today's Message: Quiet Time

Today's card suggests you take quiet time for yourself. As this card is upside down, this means there are some blockages coming in the way.
You need some time alone, away from other people and environmental noises. Even a brief respite would be extremely rejuvenating for you.

Stress it's daily life affects our health mentally, physically and emotionally. We don't realise it until it gets too severe. Our body tells us when it's overloaded. There are symptoms which speaks to us clearly. The symptoms include illness, addictions, unusual fatique, depression, anxiety, appetite and weight issues, sleep disorders, irritability, and a desire to withdraw from life.

Pay attention to the blockages coming in your way. Even if someone feels bad, let them but your priority is yourself right now. You need it the most. Don't let negative energies control you. Take the step forward for yourself NOW. Don't delay.
Through this card you are guided to honor your body and soul by spending quiet time alone...as soon as possible. Keep your phone aside. Put "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door. Go on a silent retreat. Spend time day by the lake, beach or go hiking in nature. You can visit the spa. Take bubble bath. Read your favorite book. Without delay spend some quiet time.

Affirmation: I now give myself permission to be silent within and without. My mind is quiet and I enjoy my own company.

#quiettime #fairiesoraclecards #signs #angeltherapy #angeltherapist
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Anxiety is not “I’m nervous to ask this person on a date” Depression is not “I don’t have enough money ...
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Anxiety is not “I’m nervous to ask this person on a date” Depression is not “I don’t have enough money to buy this new eyeshadow palette I’m so depressed”. Anxiety is feeling disconnected from everyone/everything especially in the midst of a panic attack. Its feeling like you’re crazy and ... Anxiety is not “I’m nervous to ask this person on a date” Depression is not “I don’t have enough money to buy this new eyeshadow palette I’m so depressed”. Anxiety is feeling disconnected from everyone/everything especially in the midst of a panic attack. Its feeling like you’re crazy and feeling like you have no control over your emotions/ body. It’s pacing the floors back in forth, hyperventilating not knowing what to do. It’s overthinking every little thing, it’s wondering if you’re going insane. It’s life changing in the sense where you don’t want to be in a certain place or around certain people in fear of having a panic attack and looking crazy. Depression is feeling completely alone in a room full of people. Feeling exhausted all the time but not being able to sleep. It’s crying yourself to sleep, sometimes not even knowing why. Its thoughts of ending it all in order to not feel the way you do. It’s not wanting to get out of bed just to use the bathroom. Both are mentally and physically painful. If you have anxiety or depression know you’re not alone. I suffer with both everyday and know what all of these things feel like. Be kind to others, you never know what they’re going through. Everyone is going through something and a little positivity can change everything.
#anxiety #depression #mentalhealth
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So iv built up a nice collection of books to read, i read a minimum of 2 pages per night before bed but ...
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So iv built up a nice collection of books to read, i read a minimum of 2 pages per night before bed but ideally 10. As part of my nightime routine and a way to get better sleep i now try turn my phone and all devices off an hour before bed, then after brushing my teeth i read in bed before falling asleep ... So iv built up a nice collection of books to read, i read a minimum of 2 pages per night before bed but ideally 10.

As part of my nightime routine and a way to get better sleep i now try turn my phone and all devices off an hour before bed, then after brushing my teeth i read in bed before falling asleep to a headspace guided meditation for 10 minutes.

When i follow this routine, my sleep is deeper and more rejuvenating! I have vivid dreams which are part of how our brain processes the past day and emotion (very important for mental health). Not dreaming can be a sign of a mental health issue and is seen in people with depression.

A nighttime and morning routine are used by most successful people in the world. A book i read which interviews top CEOs, business men/women and elite sports stars showed 70%+ had 3 things in common: 🔹A morning/evening routine
🔹Regular exercise 🔹Meditation in some form most days

These things alone wont make you successful BUT can help get you into a great place physically and mentally to be at your best!! #timferris #toolsfortitans #bookwork #reading #learning #routine #sleep #mentalhealth #healthy #healthymind #health #fitness #exercise #meditation #headspace #dowhatmakesyouhappy #motivation #positive #happy #depression #anxiety #selfhelp
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tuesday: i woke up this morning; the skies were blue and my sleep was restful. I was next to someone ...
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tuesday: i woke up this morning; the skies were blue and my sleep was restful. I was next to someone i care deeply for. The previous evening had been relaxed with good food and some red wine. and yet there was a profound sense of sadness and dread in my chest. I lay for a minute or two, like i usually ... tuesday: i woke up this morning; the skies were blue and my sleep was restful. I was next to someone i care deeply for. The previous evening had been relaxed with good food and some red wine. and yet there was a profound sense of sadness and dread in my chest. I lay for a minute or two, like i usually do, when anxiety flits from a low level buzz into something more dominant, wondering what had triggered it. There was a lot in my head and yet I struggled to pinpoint anything in particular. I got up, left the room and stood in my living room, touching nothing and looking nowhere and fought back tears. This is the part of anxiety that is the hardest to deal with. As someone who is restless until they find answers to their problems not being able to understand why i feel like that is debilitating. it can make me feel desperate and very alone. So what did i do? I won’t lie I sat and cried for 5 minutes until I felt the tightness in my chest ease off a little. and then I picked up my phone and spoke to my friends, I made coffee and sat in bed enjoying every sip. I bought a bag that i’d had my eye on. I know these aren’t ground breaking tips but when you suffer with anxiety or low moods sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to the darkness* and sometimes the only thing to do is to be nice to yourself. be kind. remember to love and accept yourself as you are, in all states. because the shiny/sparkly/happy version of you is just one facet on the face of the diamond you are. and just because that part of you isn’t sparkling today doesn’t mean you aren’t a precious and beautiful and perfect 💎
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Anyone else struggling? No? Just me? Cool, cool, cool. ... The last time I felt like I maybe had, ...
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Anyone else struggling? No? Just me? Cool, cool, cool. ... The last time I felt like I maybe had, or was going to have, my shit together was Dec. 31st 🙃 When I was planning and strategizing for 2019. Writing posts in my head, making lists. How January 1st went pretty much sums up how everything ... Anyone else struggling? No? Just me? Cool, cool, cool.
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The last time I felt like I maybe had, or was going to have, my shit together was Dec. 31st 🙃 When I was planning and strategizing for 2019. Writing posts in my head, making lists. How January 1st went pretty much sums up how everything is going for me right now: good intentions/efforts that aggressively crash and burn. I was excited to do the New Year’s Workout at the gym, only to discover 10 minutes in that I was suffering from a hangover (I’d only had one freaking drink the night before). I was upset beyond belief because it was a team workout and I couldn’t do more than 10 reps of anything without a pounding pressure exploding in my temples and then feeling nauseous and needing to stop before passing out or getting sick. I was horrified to be dead weight for my team. I did what I could all the way to the end. Then went home, took Tylenol, put a cold compress on my forehead, crawled back into bed and went back to sleep. What a great first day of 2019 😕 I tried to brush it off and continue to focus on the goals I wanted to work on, but I have just been struggling and tripping...failing...every. single. day.
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I’m sad. I’m frustrated. I’m a mess. I feel like I can barely manage to do basic routine human functions on a consistent basis, let alone allllllllllllllll the things friends seem to be able to do in a day. I don’t know why I’m so bad at everything everyone else can do. Like, ya know, being a productive and relevant human being that contributes to the world.
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I’m writing this to try to get it out of my system. To at least make some effort of a post on social (don’t even get me started on how exhausting and anxiety-enduring I find all of it to be). If I can make someone else feel better or not as alone because they see me feeling like a piece of hot wet garbage, then at least that’s something.
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#personalpost #howisyou #struggling #tryingtobreathe #tryingtofocus #tryingtojustkeepswimming
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 #WorldMentalHealthDay2018 Hey, guys - I have a confession to make. I'm actually pretty nervous ...
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#WorldMentalHealthDay2018 Hey, guys - I have a confession to make. I'm actually pretty nervous about it, I've hid this from many people for a very long time. So... here it is: I actively struggle with my mental health. . In early December of 2017, I passed out after a 2.5 hour workout that ... #WorldMentalHealthDay2018
Hey, guys - I have a confession to make. I'm actually pretty nervous about it, I've hid this from many people for a very long time. So... here it is: I actively struggle with my mental health.
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In early December of 2017, I passed out after a 2.5 hour workout that involved 10 miles of cardio. I had been living on 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and a Kind bar a day for weeks at that point. I was diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder in October 2016. But I can remember obsessing over my appearance since I was 11. BDD is the obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own body part or appearance is severely flawed and warrants exceptional and radical measures to fix it. Shortly after the episode in December 2017, I was officially diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Both my therapist and psychiatrist wanted to put me on medication. I was furious. Would my friends and family think I was weak for needing it? Why couldn't I fix it myself?
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I was a shell of who most of my friends and family would recognize me as. They didn't know that I slept 12 + hours a day.That I would go through my entire closet and throw it on the ground in a fit of angry tears because I was convinced of my own morbid obesity. That I cancelled countless plans because I had convinced myself I was a burden to everyone. That I vomited when thinking about trying to date or talk to people. That I was positive that people were disappointed and annoyed by me. That I'd cry myself to sleep because I hated myself. That I would work out to the point of total and utter exhaustion. No one should live like that. BDD, depression and anxiety don't define me.

What defines me? This picture. My smile. My love of music, hockey, and sour patch kids. My singular dimple. My undying loyalty and love for my friends and family. There is so much more. So what if we need to see mental health professionals and take medication? Why are we afraid to talk about this, admit if we need help? I cannot stress this enough: You are not alone. You are enough. You are worth the ups and downs. This journey has been incredibly hard, but self love is worth it. Please reach out to me if you need to talk. ❤ Lex
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The first night we arrived in Hawaii - in an airline snafu - my carry on bag didn’t make it to Honolulu ...
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The first night we arrived in Hawaii - in an airline snafu - my carry on bag didn’t make it to Honolulu & instead arrived in LAX. Maybe it was the exhaustion & jet lag, the long travel day, the fact that I always travel w a carry on to avoid this exact freaking situation or more likely the fact that ... The first night we arrived in Hawaii - in an airline snafu - my carry on bag didn’t make it to Honolulu & instead arrived in LAX.
Maybe it was the exhaustion & jet lag, the long travel day, the fact that I always travel w a carry on to avoid this exact freaking situation or more likely the fact that my meds were in my carry on bag - it resulted in me having a full on anxiety attack when we finally reached our hotel.
Make no mistake. Feeling like this is embarrassing. In my mind, I knew that missing one day of my meds was ok. It was OK. But in this vulnerable state I literally felt completely helpless & alone. I took a shower with my convenience store items, put my contacts in hotel cups & pulled the linen jumper I’d traveled in all day back on, before finally laying in a ball in a hotel bed in Waikiki.
This was my unraveling. It’s very easy to say we feel angry or frustrated. Sometimes it’s harder to name the emotions that lie deep beneath those. Helpless. Alone. Abandoned. Fragile. Lost.
These feelings are further exacerbated by people in our lives who don’t know how to deal with us when we’re spiraling. Especially when we’re a master of independence.
My battle cry is - I do it myself. I don’t need anyone. But in reality my fierce independence is a defense mechanism: Don’t rely on anyone. They’ll just let you down.
Of course, after a good nights sleep, some coffee & fresh air I was able to process. My bag arrived to the hotel. My precious things returned to me. My vacation was lovely with reading on the beach, sun bathing, lots of walking, yoga & eating everything in sight. But in truth that first night in Hawaii has left me feeling a bit askew.
Therapy is a funny thing. Some days I feel like I shouldn’t be going anymore. Im doing so well! Look at how far Ive come. But moments like this make me realize just how much work I have left to do. It’s both daunting & painful.
So why would I start a story about my beautiful Hawaiian vacation with this downer of a tale? Bc it’s real fucking life. And it would be a lie for me to pretend that even in one of the most beautiful places in the world I’m immune to my anxiety.
Because Im not. It’s always there.
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Just in case your anxiety is so constant right now it’s making it hard to breathe, I want you to know ...
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Just in case your anxiety is so constant right now it’s making it hard to breathe, I want you to know you’re not alone. Just in case your eyes are so heavy you can’t imagine how you’ll make it to bedtime today, I want you to know you’re not alone. Just in case your baby won’t sleep right now and you ... Just in case your anxiety is so constant right now it’s making it hard to breathe, I want you to know you’re not alone. Just in case your eyes are so heavy you can’t imagine how you’ll make it to bedtime today, I want you to know you’re not alone. Just in case your baby won’t sleep right now and you don’t understand why, I want you to know you are not alone. Just in case everybody else seems to have all the answers and you feel clueless, I want you to know you are not alone. Just in case sometimes the intensity of Motherhood, the glory and despair makes you feel lonely, I want you to know you’re not alone. In case it feels hard right now, harder than you can stand up to sometimes, I want you to know you are not alone. You are not alone. I am right here with you.
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This was at #1WeekPostpartum, and I’m going to be brutally honest, this is what your first few weeks ...
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This was at #1WeekPostpartum, and I’m going to be brutally honest, this is what your first few weeks with a newborn will most likely be like... a sleep deprived, sore nipples, diaper wearing, sweaty mess of a new mom It’s a bloodbath during and after, and you’re going live in granny panties ... This was at #1WeekPostpartum, and I’m going to be brutally honest, this is what your first few weeks with a newborn will most likely be like... a sleep deprived, sore nipples, diaper wearing, sweaty mess of a new mom 😫 It’s a bloodbath during and after, and you’re going live in granny panties for a week or two. There’s no going around that so just saddle up and buy yourself a pack of Depends and thank me later. Expect to still look a few months pregnant after you give birth. You won’t get to shower everyday. You’re lucky if you even get to run a brush through your hair. BREASTFEEDING IS HARD AF. I DONT CARE HOW NATURAL THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE. Cracked nipples are probably up there with labor pain. Taking your first 💩 will scare the living hell out of you (so take some stool softeners and get it over with). Sleep when the baby sleeps is harder than you think. Take and ask for HELP! Let people do stuff for you, anything for a few mins of alone time and a hot shower! You’ll wake up so soaked in pools of sweat and think you pissed yourself (nope, just all that excess fluid exiting your body). You’re going to be a blubbering wreck. Tears of joy, of overwhelm, anxiety, uncertainty, frustration, hormones, endlessssss tears, but cry it out, it’s ok. What I can tell you, is that once you hold your baby in your arms and have them look up at you, you know it was all worth the pain, sacrifice, and any physical changes your body has and will endure 💕 #Reality #StayStrong #LifeWithANewborn #NewMomLife
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Yes yes YES !!! Share it from the rooftops. Break down the stigma and comparison wall momma! from ...
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Yes yes YES !!! Share it from the rooftops. Break down the stigma and comparison wall momma! from @thefortintrio - I’ve been a Mom for almost 3 years now. During those 3 years I have been on and off anxiety meds. The journey has not been the easiest, but I have learned about who I am as a Mom and become ... Yes yes YES !!! Share it from the rooftops. Break down the stigma and comparison wall momma!
from @thefortintrio - I’ve been a Mom for almost 3 years now. During those 3 years I have been on and off anxiety meds. The journey has not been the easiest, but I have learned about who I am as a Mom and become so much stronger because of the journey. 🌿

When I was 3 months postpartum I finally saw my Doctor to get some help for the major baby blues and extreme exhaustion I was feeling. I was struggling at this Mom gig. I have never struggled with anxiety or depression until I became a Mom of triplets. The lack of sleep was tortuous and my anxious heart was crippling me. I was fearful of everything and my heart was smothered in “what if’s?” 🌿

When I saw my Doctor, she told me I was actually high risk for PPD because of my infertility, multiples pregnancy, and traumatic birth. I certainly was not prepared for the struggles that came. And I kind of wish I was more aware about the risk factors and the possibilities of PPD or Anxiety prior to having kids. I had this non existent idea of Motherhood. I thought it was going to make the happiest I have ever been. And don’t get me wrong, it certainly has. It’s the most rewarding journey. However, Motherhood is not easy. I have also struggled more to love myself and find self worth and confidence which has always come so natural to me. 🌿

When I stopped breastfeeding I went on Lexapro daily and Xanax for my panic attacks. And I have been on them both and off since my kids were 3 months old. 🌿

Being on anxiety meds does not make me a failure. It doesn’t mean I am not good enough or undeserving. It means I am doing what I need to to be the best I can be for my kids, my family. 🌿

Our mental health journeys are all personal, heart breaking, and usually very difficult. Yet what I have seen more than anything birthed from my mental health journey is strength. I am strong and I’m fighting anxiety daily. I am learning more about myself and my needs as a Mom. A new found confidence has been placed in my heart. I am brave. And I am not alone. I am doing what I need to do to help me walk through this season of Motherhood
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It’s never too late to share more wedding photos right? I’m actively going to try to post more of what makes me happy, what inspires me, and what I find beautiful in this world. This man right here, makes me happy. My biggest supporter and fan, my best friend, my life partner, and my inspiration. ... It’s never too late to share more wedding photos right? I’m actively going to try to post more of what makes me happy, what inspires me, and what I find beautiful in this world. This man right here, makes me happy. My biggest supporter and fan, my best friend, my life partner, and my inspiration. He keeps me going on the dark days with a compassionate heart and a listening ear. As some of you know, I’ve been experiencing severe anxiety spells on and off throughout my life. Some months are better than others, some days I’ll sleep for 18 hours and cry the rest of the day for what seems like no reason at all in the moment. (ptsd, always realized after the fact what triggered it + which trauma etc. etc.) I will feel unable to motivate myself to leave the house and feel unsafe getting errands done alone. Shortness of breath, dizziness, crying, puking, anxiety attacks, all of it. And then some days it’s like I live on a perfect little fairy cloud of happiness that I built for myself by following my heart and my dreams with the Prince Charming I always dreamed of. (I kinda had a princess in mind but that’s another funny story of my life and her ever turning ways.) It’s weird, this anxiety troll that creeps into my life. But this man right here, is there. No matter how I show up that day, he is there. He will show up and help with the little things like go to the post office with me so I don’t have to walk by the plethora of men alone, he’ll rub my shoulders and shower me with kisses until I can’t help but smile and giggle, he’ll listen intently and come up with a plan for what we can accomplish today together and get me out of the house. He will buy me my favorite coffee, pick out an adorable outfit, and convince me that I can in fact do anything I set my mind to, even on dark days. Shoutout to all the partners out there with loved ones who experience mental health hiccups, who support their loved ones through thick and thin. Mental health is extremely important to talk about, and it’s also just as important to be grateful to the support systems out there! Love is the truest healer, that’s for damn sure. And I am healing more and more every day. ✨
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@adamjk . I am HOME!!! I arrived safely this morning around 8am after driving alone from FL to ...
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@adamjk . I am HOME!!! I arrived safely this morning around 8am after driving alone from FL to NY with my mini and our dog! My Mother took my little who of course was full of energy so I could crash and get some much needed sleep. 🏼 I am so blessed with a Mother like her! #thankyoumammydoodle ... @adamjk
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I am HOME!!! I arrived safely this morning around 8am after driving alone from FL to NY with my mini and our dog! My Mother took my little who of course was full of energy so I could crash and get some much needed sleep. 🙌🏼 I am so blessed with a Mother like her! #thankyoumammydoodle .
My daughter has dubbed this vacation her “Best Vacation Ever”....which is gold to my husband and my ears. It’s also selfish affirmation that I did my job well or well enough, in Florida to shield my daughter from my Florida experience.
I am beyond grateful for my time in FL, with family and I truly would never take back the experience, because it prompted growth. The memories I shared with so many family members and my Grandmother in particular will last a lifetime and are invaluable. However, my trip was fogged down by my depression and anxiety. I lost weight (a fact my husband will not be happy about) I had several mini anxiety attacks and 2 large ones, the last one took it all out of me on my very last day. Tarnishing what could have been... .
Depression doesn’t take time off...or go on vacation. The time cannot be relived again. I cannot go back and that’s ok. I had a great moments in Florida but I am so happy to be home. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. Back to my center. .
Although I have depression I try not to let it control me or my life.
Pushing through the really hard days
As best as I can...
I hope that on your hard days
You know you are not alone

#mondaymotivation #marriagemotivation #purposefulwife #purposefullife #lifeofawife #pwpl #blessed #thankyou #happilymarried #love #married #depressionquotes #marriedlife #wife #depression #anxiety #marriageadvice #istilldo #ichooselove #soulmates #adamjk #husbandandwifeforlife #beating50percent
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Probably the first time ever I am adding more than one selfie in a single post. But I think it is just accurate to express how I was feeling last 3 weeks. I have ended up my job to go chase my dreams and I was so happy about it (still am). Were looking for all those ups and downs that come with it. But then ... Probably the first time ever I am adding more than one selfie in a single post. But I think it is just accurate to express how I was feeling last 3 weeks. I have ended up my job to go chase my dreams and I was so happy about it (still am). Were looking for all those ups and downs that come with it. But then anxiety let her self in and made me feel so unsure, and so scared. I just couldn't let go of the fear of the future, I started feeling so alone and basically spent the rest of the summer trapped within myself. I have woken up now, shaked hands with the devil (do not take it in a bad way, it's more like a phrase from Peaky Blinders) and put it to sleep again. Often I say to let go of the fears, live fully and happily, but also for me there are days full of shadow and therefore I need to rebuild myself and stand up stronger every time. So whoever is struggling with some crisis out there, you are not alone. Just tell someone how you feel and what you are scared of, and what could you do about it. Those three sentences said out loud could save you some time 👌😊 Peace 🌈🌈🌈 #mindfullness #mindfull #universe #happiness #spirit #soul #spiritualism #buddhism #zen #happyspirit #igerscz #love #mentalillness #makeupart #life #revolutionpro #dreams #makeup #maybelline #prague #praguelife #czechgirl #unicorn #makeupfreak #feelings #soul #me #nyxcosmetics #katvond #anxiety
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@alexandrapotora melts my heart, such a sweet & beautiful woman ️ #Repost ・・・ I had a monster breakdown yesterday. I choose to work as much as I do for my husband & my future, but it’s not always easy. They say that “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life”. Well.. I’m doing ... @alexandrapotora melts my heart, such a sweet & beautiful woman ❤️ #Repost
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I had a 👹monster breakdown yesterday. I choose to work as much as I do for my husband & my future, but it’s not always easy.
They say that “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life”. Well.. I’m doing what I love & still work like a dog.

The lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, 70hr work weeks & hardly any days off, have been getting to me & yesterday I broke down. I knew I needed to film so I pulled myself together, but the second I turned the camera on, tears just started gushing down 😭😭 I felt that was a sign & decided not to edit it out. Maybe it can help someone else out there feel like they’re not alone.
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Today, when most people show only the👸glitzy parts of their lives, I don’t want to shy away from being 🧟‍♀️vulnerable. Because we ALL get down, we’re all tired and we all get overwhelmed. The only thing that matters is that we give ourselves the grace to feel these things, then pick ourselves back up & keep pushing forward. Above all, life is really beautiful & we need to make the most of it.

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@summerfridays | #jetlagmask (applied over & around the eyes & left it on like a super hydrating moisturizer).
@erborian_usa | Glow Creme.
@itcosmetics | CC Illumination.
#erborian | touch pen concealer • Clair.
@benefitcosmetics | Precisely my brow pencil • 4, Foolproof brow powder • 5, 24-hr brow setter. #benefitbrowsearch
@thebalm_cosmetics | Nude Dude volume 2 eyeshadow palette • Fearless, Feisty & Fabulous.
Mascara combo: @smashboxcosmetics | #SuperFanMascara + Benefit #BADgalBANG.
#benefitcosmetics | Hoola bronzer.
#theBalm | #MaryDewManizer highlighter.
#itcosmetics | Bye Bye Pores blush • Sweet Cheeks. Je ne sais quoi lipgloss • Your Perfect Pink.
I wanted to feel pretty but didn’t want to put too much effort into it, so I skipped the false lashes, nose contouring & liquid lipstick.
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#creepy #pickle #pickles #serious #seriouspickles #omg #alone #anxiety #tired #depressed #sleep #killme #life #lonely #suicide #insomnia #paranoid I googled serious pickle. Wow... Why??? #creepy #pickle #pickles #serious #seriouspickles #omg #alone #anxiety #tired #depressed #sleep #killme #life #lonely #suicide #insomnia #paranoid
I googled serious pickle.
Wow... 😅
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Today I threw out my blades.... Every single one and I am terrified but I did it <span class="emoji emoji1f613"></span> I really want to sleep... ...
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Today I threw out my blades.... Every single one and I am terrified but I did it I really want to sleep... I hope things can get better from here #depression #ana #alone #anxiety #borderlinepersonality #broken #better #hope #mia #crying #cutting #screwup #hurting #hopeless #worthless ... Today I threw out my blades.... Every single one and I am terrified but I did it 😓 I really want to sleep... I hope things can get better from here
#depression #ana #alone #anxiety #borderlinepersonality #broken #better #hope #mia #crying #cutting #screwup #hurting #hopeless #worthless #useless #ugly #fat #suicide #edsoldiers #staystrong #ptsd #help #dyinginside #selfhate #recovery #secretsociety123 #secretsociety_123 #nohatezone
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Can I be open & vulnerable for a moment? Motherhood is hard... it’s wonderful but it’s is straight up so hard. I missed posting on Mother’s Day here due to traveling & because my heart has been heavy & I have wanted to avoid the pain of opening up But it doesn’t do any good to bottle things up. . I ... Can I be open & vulnerable for a moment? Motherhood is hard... it’s wonderful but it’s is straight up so hard. I missed posting on Mother’s Day here due to traveling & because my heart has been heavy & I have wanted to avoid the pain of opening up 💔 But it doesn’t do any good to bottle things up.
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I love my kids so much it hurts. They are my whole world. I post mostly on this page of my training & fitness stuff as a side business & love it as an outlet & “my” space. (I have a personal family IG) & do share a small amount on here about our lives. I needed to have something of my own because after baby 3 was born, I had a spiral of deep depression & didn’t know if I would come out of it. I felt like I lost myself. I opened up more about this on my “Quest for Kona” TV show last year. Good news is I came out of it & I became stronger for it and love my children more fiercely then ever. .
Life is good and we are blessed with health (except this spring has been awful with colds!) & we have a beautiful life, so it’s easy to be critical when things get hard or to dismiss it and say, “life is good, why are you upset?”. I know our trials are our trials for a reason, &that God only gives us what he knows we can handle, & that he is there for us. .
This year has been so hard in a lot of ways, (and so good too!) but there has been some tough stuff. If it’s not one kid sick, it’s another being bullied, or chronic tooth issues, pee on the floor, sticky stuff on every door, car pools, schedules & trying to be in 3 places at once, bandaids, wiping tears & watching the same Umi Zoomi for the 12th time to Calm down, kids elbowing me in my bed because they couldn’t sleep alone, my husband busy with work and his church calling (who is the best dad and husband but gone a lot more) more stress & anxiety about “dumb” things, and worrying. Just plain worrying about my children’s well being day in and day out. I hate that I feel this way, but I do. I want them to be happy, I want them to experience life & work hard & become amazing! I want them to be loved. Is that so much to ask? Please tell me I’m not alone. .
To all moms struggling, I feel you 🙏
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I said goodbye to Josh for 6 weeks on Tuesday. I think adjusting to being alone is going to take a little ...
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I said goodbye to Josh for 6 weeks on Tuesday. I think adjusting to being alone is going to take a little bit of time. Before Josh left I stared visualising and knotting some single rope ideas. I thought it might help prepare me for the 6 weeks alone. I don’t want to write a long post about how ... I said goodbye to Josh for 6 weeks on Tuesday. I think adjusting to being alone is going to take a little bit of time.
Before Josh left I stared visualising and knotting some single rope ideas. I thought it might help prepare me for the 6 weeks alone.

I don’t want to write a long post about how I feel like half of me isn’t here. I have been thinking of this time apart as a wonderful opportunity for us to both grow and explore independently. A positive mindset!
But let’s be honest, that doesn’t make his absence easier to deal with. I finished teaching my Macramé workshop last night and climbed straight into bed. I was wide awake and so tired. I did a meditation. An hour later I was still awake so I tried listening to a podcast to help me drift off. That also didn’t work.
I must have woken up every hour till light started creeping into my room and I felt exhausted and miserable.
My body knows Josh isn’t in the bed. There is a little part of me expecting him to walk through the door, say hello to Sylvia and our cats, loudly take his boots off and climb into the bed to perfectly wrap around me and say goodnight.

I’m very capable of looking after myself. So much so that I’m not very good at asking for help when I need it. Josh tried to gently remind me that I don’t have to be that one piece of rope holding herself together. That it’s ok to ask for help and be vulnerable because the distance and time of his absence will effect me and it’s ok to admit that.

Not being able to sleep with anxiety is pretty normal. I’m in a really good place right now where I can recognise it’s anxiety and I need to set up a new bedtime routine. Tonight I’ll shut @thinkthornbury at 6pm, duck down to Northcote to pick up some new stock from Esther @togethernessdesign, pop some veggies in the oven, tidy my room, take Sylvia for a chilly night time stroll, eat dinner, have a lavender bath, read my book and drink a cup of tea in bed. I’m going to try and limit my screen time and focus on setting up a really calm atmosphere that encourages deep sleep. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 Any suggestions for setting up a good nighttime routine would be much appreciated. I need the help xx

Much Love, Maggie May
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Quit looking so fucking cheer you fucking queer you know what you are look in a mirror, you know how to steer your life but you don't so you eat up those pills befriending your foes finding new lows thinking all you need is a hoe, fighting your demons by lighting the way on your crazy ass trips and ... Quit looking so fucking cheer you fucking queer you know what you are look in a mirror, you know how to steer your life but you don't so you eat up those pills befriending your foes finding new lows thinking all you need is a hoe, fighting your demons by lighting the way on your crazy ass trips and you're still so angry full of misery but that's better than agony constantly dropping to your knees begging for new beginning, you need a way out of your insanity from your useless ass family trying to avoid your foolish past, starting to lose sleep everything so fucking confusing so simply amused from your personal blogs lighting every fuse you were trying to avoid while losing track of your responsibilities, how are you supposed to grow up if you were never raised causing a real disability of mental illness some people don't even believe me on my many instabilities now I gotta utilize what I got and find myself with every line I write about crying and dying mind as well defy the odds and escape all my lies. #depression #cuts #blades #recovery #unhappy #bmth #poppunk #alltimelow #poem #poetry #iaintnopoet #slavetomytrade #iwannadie #sad #alone #anxiety #rap #eminem #eazye #rap #metal #metallica
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Since most just post the good I want to take a moment and be real with posting a battle of mine. This ...
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Since most just post the good I want to take a moment and be real with posting a battle of mine. This post is my exact feelings the past month. Some may know my battle with anxiety that has now upgraded itself to panic disorder this month. It's not easy, it's incredible hard everyday to just try ... Since most just post the good I want to take a moment and be real with posting a battle of mine. This post is my exact feelings the past month. Some may know my battle with anxiety that has now upgraded itself to panic disorder this month. It's not easy, it's incredible hard everyday to just try and be "normal" lately I barely want to leave the house. Some days I feel great and so happy and thankful and then BAM that night I get hit with a panic attack out of nowhere. Sometimes it's mild and I can overcome it with breathing techniques. Some days I can breath just fine but I'll get heart palpitations that genuinely make me scared thinking I'm going to die. Sometimes my heart beats fast at 105+ bpm while resting,and I'm frozen in fear and can't move or talk. Everyday I battle trying to "relax" it's morphed into a big fear this month. I'm in a country I'm so in love with and I literally struggle everyday to try and make the most of it but also make sure to take care of myself. I don't even drink liquor anymore, I try to get the best sleep possible and I've been eating better then ever, I meditate at the least 2xs a day and have been studying breathing techniques. But it's still a battle, if anything I'm sharing this so people don't think life is always perfect cause mine certainly isn't (even though I'm genuinely a really fuckin happy person)... this month the new cycle of health issue has gotten me down though)... and maybe this touches someone else who is fighting this same battle and I want you to know you aren't alone and don't be ashamed of it and there's no giving up. Much love ❤️ _______________________________ #anxiety #MentalHealthAwareness
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This sadness doesn't let me get concentrate, study, sleep. I feel so weak and nobody cares about ...
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This sadness doesn't let me get concentrate, study, sleep. I feel so weak and nobody cares about me,nobody knows.I might be the most horrible persln in the world.I wish I had someone to talk to ~ #suicide #suicidal #alone #dark #darkness #depressed #depression #anxiety #sad #sadness #slowlydying ... This sadness doesn't let me get concentrate, study, sleep. I feel so weak and nobody cares about me,nobody knows.I might be the most horrible persln in the world.I wish I had someone to talk to ~ #suicide #suicidal #alone #dark #darkness #depressed #depression #anxiety #sad #sadness #slowlydying #secretsociety123 #secretsociety_123 #cutting #razor #scars #selfhate #self_hate #selfharm #self_harm
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Anxiety. That so common yet so silenced experience <span class="emoji emoji1f469"></span>🏻‍<span class="emoji emoji1f393"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f468"></span>🏼‍<span class="emoji emoji1f33e"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f469"></span>🏼‍<span class="emoji emoji1f373"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f471"></span>🏾‍♀️<span class="emoji emoji1f475"></span>🏼<span class="emoji emoji1f468"></span>🏽‍<span class="emoji emoji1f4bc"></span> ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They ...
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Anxiety. That so common yet so silenced experience 🏻‍🏼‍🏼‍🏾‍♀️🏼🏽‍ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They say I have a good fantasy, yay! It’s just that it often takes me to slightly catastrophic and irrational places (according to them, but how do they see that?) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ... Anxiety. That so common yet so silenced experience 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏼‍🌾👩🏼‍🍳👱🏾‍♀️👵🏼👨🏽‍💼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They say I have a good fantasy, yay! It’s just that it often takes me to slightly catastrophic and irrational places (according to them, but how do they see that?) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sometimes I ask my partner what he’s thinking about. Last time he answered “Dolphins 🤔”. Dolphins!? I want to think about Dolphins!! So that’s my goal - having a good fantasy which takes me to awesome places 🐬 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Anxiety has made me more humble. More understanding. Less judgemental. Kinder. It has also forced me to practice what I needed to practice. Self-care. Self-love. Stress reduction. Mindfulness. Forgiveness. I also dream of using it to inspire and positively affect others! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Although I see very valuable positives, experiencing anxiety can be hard. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So how do I deal with it?
Most importantly, I’ve sought professional help! In my own time, I try to come back to the now. I do yoga. I meditate by focusing on my breath. I become mindful of sensations, sounds and my thoughts. Sometimes I imagine breathing in peace - often in a colour (sunshine yellow, nature green, loving red or calming blue). I then imagine breathing out whatever is bringing me down. Release ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m not an expert on things that help. Truth is, I’m still very much learning (except for getting enough sleep, very stubborn with my 9 hours 😉) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I hope your practice with Yoga Harmony also brings you back to your breath and the present moment. I hope whoever else is going through anxiety knows that you are not alone, and I encourage you to seek help, help is out there! And I hope we can all contribute to end the stigma and silence. Increase our knowledge and understanding. Help to create a #betterplace 🌎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I hope my story does! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Love,
@michellemunke ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Some people don’t open up as much as others . Sometimes prying is a good thing. When I was diagnosed ...
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Some people don’t open up as much as others . Sometimes prying is a good thing. When I was diagnosed with depression it all made sense, collapsing to the floor in the middle of the day bursting into tears because of.. I actually didn’t know why. Darkness just came over me often and took me down ... Some people don’t open up as much as others . Sometimes prying is a good thing. When I was diagnosed with depression it all made sense, collapsing to the floor in the middle of the day bursting into tears because of.. I actually didn’t know why. Darkness just came over me often and took me down with it. I’d lose all life in my eyes and would turn almost robotic when it would randomly hit me . Locked my self in my room for days and didn’t wanna talk to anybody , wouldn’t respond to calls , texts , messages on social media etc... I was crumbling and falling really fast into nothing. I was waking up screaming for things that weren’t even there, my nightmares manipulated me into thinking things were my fault , my anxiety made me have sleep paralysis and discomfort walking in my own skin . I’m writing this totally out of Nowhere but maybe it’s because you may know somebody that may need help or just somebody to talk to. Most people won’t talk about it because others may think they are crazy and that they won’t understand. Some do, others don’t.. Call them or text them right now and just talk. Maybe it will save a life , you never know if they are floating or drowning. I’m much better than I was 5 months ago , if you’re depressed and reading this just know you are absolutely not alone. What songs do you listen to when you’re feeling down?
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I've struggled with anxiety for almost my entire life. As a child, it was terror at night and full ...
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I've struggled with anxiety for almost my entire life. As a child, it was terror at night and full blown panic attacks whenever I tried to sleep at other people's houses. My mom would literally tranquilize me with St. John's Wort before I stayed anywhere just so I could make it through bed time ... I've struggled with anxiety for almost my entire life. As a child, it was terror at night and full blown panic attacks whenever I tried to sleep at other people's houses. My mom would literally tranquilize me with St. John's Wort before I stayed anywhere just so I could make it through bed time without calling her wailing, begging her to pick me up. As a teen, my anxiety morphed into tripping down flights of stairs during spells of panic and deep breathing my way through attacks alone in more public bathroom stalls than I can count. For YEARS, every class, restaurant, plane, art gallery, coffee shop and house I went to reminded me of a time I had a panic attack in the bathroom. The fear followed me everywhere I went. It felt like my brain + heart were ticking time bombs ready to explode into smoke without warning. During university, it got so bad that I stopped going to class altogether. I started isolating myself or drinking more than usual on nights out just to calm myself down enough to have fun. Some mornings, I'd wake up unable to breathe and run into my mom or sister's room sobbing. Crippled and afraid of everything and nothing. These are some of the most painful memories of my life. BUT if I've learned anything in my 30 years, it's that if it's happened to me, it's happened to one of you. Whether it's chronic anxiety/depression/mental illness or bouts of mental health issues during stressful times in our lives, we've ALL been there. It's human. YOU ARE NOT BROKEN and you don't have to spend your life in fear or ashamed. Today, I am *mostly* anxiety free. I've learned how to dance with it. How to treat my body + mind in a way that keeps panic at bay. Support heals. Diet and lifestyle changes heal. Find your ally. My incredible naturopath @cgordonnd helped me more than I could ever say. It's all about building your toolbox with the unique strategies that work for you. Learning how to think + how to support your brain, gut, adrenals and nervous system. If you're still neck-deep in the fight, please reach out. Let's battle the fear together. Even on the darkest day, there is always hope. You can always heal. 💙 #bellletstalk
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S T A C K G O A L S . "I have been taking #atpscience for a few months now, they are amazing. Supplements ...
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S T A C K G O A L S . "I have been taking #atpscience for a few months now, they are amazing. Supplements don’t work alone, they work best with a healthy lifestyle 🏼 This is what I take, to help with balancing my hormones, energy, stress, anxiety, sleep, infertility and overall wellbeing!!" . Repost ... S T A C K G O A L S . "I have been taking #atpscience for a few months now, they are amazing. Supplements don’t work alone, they work best with a healthy lifestyle 🙌🏼 This is what I take, to help with balancing my hormones, energy, stress, anxiety, sleep, infertility and overall wellbeing!!" .
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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” . . I swear that our minds ...
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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” . . I swear that our minds are our most powerful asset, well, aside from the heart (in other ways). . . Yesterday I was in a FUNK of a FUNK and no matter what, I just wanted the day to be OVER way before it really started. ... “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
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I swear that our minds are our most powerful asset, well, aside from the heart (in other ways). .
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Yesterday I was in a FUNK of a FUNK and no matter what, I just wanted the day to be OVER way before it really started. And you know what, that’s ok!
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But as I started to look at things differently, and practiced gratitude and let go of the things I can’t control (sick kiddo), bad nights sleep etc. I found the day slowly getting better and my mindset shifted. .
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I swear, if it weren’t for doing what I do daily, coaching, and surrounding myself with like minded babes, I wouldn’t have practiced and even attempted diving deeper into personal development and working on my mindset daily. .
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And even though today is a “rest day” from my current program, I chose to workout and get a little “me time” in. It helps control my anxiety and takes some stress out too 😊. Just know that you aren’t alone but have more control over your day than you might believe. So let’s make it a great day 😍! #MindOverMatter #HappyWednesdayEveryone
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Menjadi orang yang ceria - yang selalu tertawa lepas. Ga selalu bahagia. . Menjadi orang yang ...
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Menjadi orang yang ceria - yang selalu tertawa lepas. Ga selalu bahagia. . Menjadi orang yang kebiasaan bilang "gapapa". Sebenarnya Ga selalu "gapapa". . Bisa, orang di pagi hari senyum kayak orang bego, Di siang hari ngereceh terus terusan. Tapi di malam hari, she cried herself ... Menjadi orang yang ceria - yang selalu tertawa lepas.
Ga selalu bahagia.
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Menjadi orang yang kebiasaan bilang "gapapa". Sebenarnya
Ga selalu "gapapa".
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Bisa, orang di pagi hari senyum kayak orang bego,
Di siang hari ngereceh terus terusan.
Tapi di malam hari, she cried herself to sleep.
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She lost the chances to tell her mom "i love you"
And "I'm sorry for everything i have done"
She lost the chances to bid goodbye to her father.
She lost the chances to make them proud.
She lost parts of herself. .
Some point, she hated herself
At some point, she couldn't forgive herself. .
Having to eat medicine everyday.
Make herself feels weak.
Make herself feels vulnerable.
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She hated the fact that she has to take 5 pills a day
She hated the fact that she couldn't jadi cewe hiper like she was before.
She got tired easily now, and
There's a lot of thoughts running over her mind.
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Many disappointment, built upon her
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But, she knows, she's not alone.
She has friends,
A lot of friends that's always been there.
Friends that can tell her, she has done a great job.
Friends that can give her the love she has been missing.
Friends that can make her smile, despite of all things.
Friends that turned into family.
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She knows, she's not alone.
She has families.
Families like ii dan koko dan ichong, and many other relatives.
She knows, they won't ever leave her behind
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And she knows,
She has God.
Her God that will always protect her.
Who will be the shelter and who will cast away all of her fears.
The one,
Jesus.
Jesus who will always be there
And that's why
She knows,
God has His own reason.
And that God, will always love her.
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She knows,
She is not alone.
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For everybody who has been through their worst, believe me.
You are not alone.
You have people around you, that cares for you.
Through ups and downs, you should know that there's someone praying for you.
Do not give up.
Do not be hopeless.
For I'm here to tell you,
You are loved, you are precious.
You are not alone
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If you want to help to spread the awareness, you can check out @awarenessproject.uph
#isupportawarenessproject #awarenessproject
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Robin took this photo of me while we were filming my Face Awards NL entry video. • In that moment ...
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Robin took this photo of me while we were filming my Face Awards NL entry video. • In that moment i was thinking to myself: maybe i shouldn’t enter, who would watch or vote for someone like me. I don’t belong in a compitition like that. I’m overweight, i wear over the top makeup, and everything ... Robin took this photo of me while we were filming my Face Awards NL entry video.

In that moment i was thinking to myself: maybe i shouldn’t enter, who would watch or vote for someone like me. I don’t belong in a compitition like that. I’m overweight, i wear over the top makeup, and everything i do just somehow never fully fits in with the rest.

I’m kinda shy when meeting new people, but at the same time i’m so excited to talk with women and men who have the same passion as i do. Yet i always feel like i’m not good enough, that i always have to chase everybody else who made their dreams a reality.

My ADD, Chronic Depression and Anxiety don’t make it any easier. I don’t speak about it often because there have been a lot of people in my life who play it of as something small and tell me not to worry about it, and that i just have to change my mindset....haha if only it was that easy. Well because of that, with some people i just tend to keep to myself and grin and bear it.

I don’t always want to have to explain the whole story again to someone who probably won’t listen because they can’t bring up the patience and understanding anyway. I don’t want to explain why i sometimes lay in my bed for many days and just sleep because my mind is so overwhelmed! Or why i can’t function normally because my brain is wired in a different way! And why something as simple as changing from PJ’s into regular clothes is a huge task for me because i don’t have enough serotonin and melatonin in my brain. Why i can’t just play in makeup, my biggest passion in life because of all the above and more!

What i’m trying to say is that almost everyone you see here on IG(including me)is weighed down by something they went or go through. Don’t ever think that you are alone! Please know that you matter and that your hard work will pay off. It may take a while, but it will happen.
Don’t be affraid to speak up when needed! Don’t make the same mistakes as me.
You will feel free and unapologetically yourself♥️
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My HuMom and I both take CBD oil for its overall health benefits but it also helps for our individual ...
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My HuMom and I both take CBD oil for its overall health benefits but it also helps for our individual needs as well. For her, it helps ease her chronic back pain and helps her get better quality sleep. For me, it helps calm my separation anxiety when I’m home alone. You can get 1 bottle for you ... My HuMom and I both take CBD oil for its overall health benefits but it also helps for our individual needs as well. For her, it helps ease her chronic back pain and helps her get better quality sleep. For me, it helps calm my separation anxiety when I’m home alone. 😽
You can get 1 bottle for you and 1 bottle for your pet with the companion kit by @cbdmd.usa . 😃😺
To learn more, go to www.cbdMD.com (link in bio). Use coupon code VENUS for 20% off your first order!
#cbdMD #cbd #cbdoil #hemp #noTHC
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This was THE blend that made me realize the power of oils for my emotions. <span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> . . Anxious feelings ...
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This was THE blend that made me realize the power of oils for my emotions. . . Anxious feelings I feel are part of being human, especially when you are a parent. The dialogue that would go through my head as a #newmom was always questioning. . . Is she warm enough/ cool enough? Is she ... This was THE blend that made me realize the power of oils for my emotions. 💫
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Anxious feelings I feel are part of being human, especially when you are a parent. The dialogue that would go through my head as a #newmom was always questioning.
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➖Is she warm enough/ cool enough?
➖Is she eating enough?
➖Is she buckled in right?
➖Did she sleep enough?
➖Was that her hunger cry? Hurt cry? Pissed cry?
➖Am I doing this right?
➖How do they let me leave the hospital with this tiny human and no manual or supervision? 😂 (don’t tell me I’m alone with that one!)
➖Is she safe? Did I choose the right caretaker?
➖Does she know how much I love her and want the very best for her?
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The minute I held my first daughter I knew what it was like to have my heart outside my body and to have to TRUST on a whole new level. I also knew what anxiety felt like to the Nth degree. 💆🏼‍♀️
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Parent or not, anxious feeling can derail our mindset. Sabotage our outlook on life and make us spiral down a path of “what if’s” that 99% of the time never happen.
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⚡️Here is my tool of choice. 👉Balance and Serenity, 20 drops each in a 10ml rollerball. Top with fractionated coconut oil and roll over heart, down forearms and in my palms (cup over my face) and inhale deeeeeeply. Works instantly. 💕
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Tell me what your favorite emotion oil(s) are and why!
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6 trains, 1028272 bottles of water, 28272828 more ice lollies, 145939 rides, 282772828292 miles walked & only 1 meltdown later - I cannot tell you just how proud we are of Isla. She was an actual angel when we were away and despite still feeling like I could sleep for an eternity due to the anxiety ... 6 trains, 1028272 bottles of water, 28272828 more ice lollies, 145939 rides, 282772828292 miles walked & only 1 meltdown later - I cannot tell you just how proud we are of Isla. She was an actual angel when we were away and despite still feeling like I could sleep for an eternity due to the anxiety and worry around making sure she had a good time, it was all so worth it to see her enjoy Disneyland so much and actually feel relaxed and content.
She ate a bloody bacon and egg turnover, pizza and pain au chocolats for the first time and although it’s clear it’s something we need to look into in regards to her fussiness around food, we are BEYOND happy that she touched it, let alone friggen clean the plate.
She can be difficult, she has the biggest set of lungs on her, and she can frustrate me to no end, but she is strong willed, and so loving and for that I am so, so grateful 💕💕
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I was sitting at my doctors appointment a couple weeks ago and I had this overwhelming feeling to ...
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I was sitting at my doctors appointment a couple weeks ago and I had this overwhelming feeling to share what I was feeling at that moment. So here goes. That doctors appointment was one of my weekly EMDR appts. As I sat there in the room my therapist had asked me a question that initiated my response ... I was sitting at my doctors appointment a couple weeks ago and I had this overwhelming feeling to share what I was feeling at that moment. So here goes. That doctors appointment was one of my weekly EMDR appts. As I sat there in the room my therapist had asked me a question that initiated my response about how hard it is for me to show up every week, yet I do. And I remember thinking to myself...”Shit, this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, and I’m doing it. I need to share that with people.” Showing up each week to an appt where I’m “forced” to talk about my problems, my insecurities, my mental illness, my past, my relationships...is hands down THE HARDEST thing I’ve ever done. The thickest wave of anxiety blankets me every Tuesday when I wake up, knowing that in a few hours I’ll have to be in that same office, talking about the same things. Every week I come up with every excuse in the book as to why I “don’t have to go.” But I do go. Week after week. I go. Even when I’m paralyzed by my own fear I somehow end up on that same brown couch, with the same un matching blue pillows, and the same man sitting in front of me. These appointments are so emotionally and physically exhausting to me I literally crash when I get home. My family knows to expect nothing of me Tuesday evenings. I just need sleep. I think I needed to share this because I wanted people to know that taking steps towards bettering your mental health is HARD. It quite well might end up being the hardest thing you ever do. It’s not always going to make you feel better or give you a sense of hope. But things will get better. Know that you’re not alone. That there are thousands of people out there feeling exactly as you do. Please don’t give up. I choose to show up every week because I know I can’t be the best wife, mom, friend, without doing so. I only get 1 life. I deserve to see, feel, & live it as healthy people do. And so do you. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness
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As big as my smile is today, last night some things weighed so heavily on my spirit that I practically ...
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As big as my smile is today, last night some things weighed so heavily on my spirit that I practically cried myself to sleep. What caused the turnaround?? Knowing that the God I serve has a divine plan for everything we endure—the good & bad. You see, life will always throw you curveballs that’ll ... As big as my smile is today, last night some things weighed so heavily on my spirit that I practically cried myself to sleep. What caused the turnaround?? Knowing that the God I serve has a divine plan for everything we endure—the good & bad. You see, life will always throw you curveballs that’ll test the limits of your spirit, mind, body & faith. My tears last night were caused by knowing that several of my friends are facing tough battles right now—hardships that are causing them a great deal of suffering mentally, physically & financially. But I know that this is something we can’t avoid, it’s a part of the human experience that will never cease. Being scared, hurt and in pain happens to us all. So as I prayed for each of them last night, sobbing into my hotel bedsheets, God came and comforted me. He reminded me of something I’ve always known, but sometimes allow the enemy to make me forget. And that is this truth...GOD IS ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY AND ABUNDANTLY. His promise to protect us, guide us through darkness and produce miracles before our eyes is something I cannot argue because I’ve watched Him do it over and over in my own life. So today, I smile big. Those tears were justified. I truly love people and hate to see anyone hurting. But it’s important to not cry for too long..that’s where fear and doubt gain power. This smile though, is one produced by incredible faith. I’m choosing to lean on His promise and walk by that alone...not by what I actually see out front. So to my friends who are going through some tough stuff, and anyone reading this that are also in a battle right now: I’m praying for an overflow of peace, healing, prosperity and love to pour into your lives. I command fear, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, confusion, pain, sickness, addiction, depression and the spirit of unforgiveness to be released forevermore. Amen ❤️ Before you go to bed tonight, take a few minutes to find a quiet place and just talk to God. We assume he knows what’s going on (He does), but He also simply yearns to hear us ask. So tell Him what you need. Then have the faith to take your hands off the wheel. It’s His job to drive you to your destination. So let Him :)
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I noticed some new faces around here and I haven’t done this in a while. <span class="emoji emoji1f44b"></span>! I’m Jessica. I’m a mama to ...
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I noticed some new faces around here and I haven’t done this in a while. ! I’m Jessica. I’m a mama to 4 and this is my creative journal. A little about me: I started this business as a hobby and it’s grown into a hugely successful 6 digit earning business. But that’s not what I love about it. I love ... I noticed some new faces around here and I haven’t done this in a while. 👋! I’m Jessica. I’m a mama to 4 and this is my creative journal. A little about me: I started this business as a hobby and it’s grown into a hugely successful 6 digit earning business. But that’s not what I love about it. I love it because it’s my creative journal. I’m here to process, learn, discover, and humble myself with the honour of celebrating your stories and connecting with you. ♥ I love olives on my pizza. ♥ I’m really good at being bluntly honest, and it makes for pretty awkward conversations sometimes because I like to lay it all out on the table. I don’t beat around the bush and I’m not afraid to call things out. ♥ I’m Canadian, and I wear my flip flops out in the rain. ♥ I have been using this space as my creative outlet to share my flutter-brained, yet heart felt ramblings into the universe, and sometimes I hope that my thoughts bounce back to me in a way that is easy to understand. ♥ I’m very good at being organized and I have a Type A personality, but I act like an Indigo, free-spirited child. I’m on the journey to find wholeness that I never found in my traumatic childhood and upbringing. ♥ I had an eating disorder that I almost lost my life to, and I will never take my healing and journey to recovery lightly. ♥ I almost finished my degree for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and then my husband and I started having kids, and our life turned upside down -in a good way! ♥ I use this space to speak openly about my PPA/PPD, and generalized anxiety because I believe that we’re more connected that we think we are, and these struggles are so much less scary alone. ♥ My favourite word is kintsukuroi, the art of repairing broken pottery with real gold, making the piece more valuable and turning the break into a piece of feature art instead of being broken. And together, we become catalysts for self-discovery, perspective and honesty. You can see the hashtag #leakinglightmintandbirch ❤️ ♥ I don’t use a stroller when I take my kids out. ♥ I can’t sleep at night without washing my feet and flossing my teeth. ♥
Now, tell me about you!! 📸 @juliechristinephotography
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This post is about anxiety, which many of you have asked me to write more about. It is meant to be real, ...
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This post is about anxiety, which many of you have asked me to write more about. It is meant to be real, reflective and hopefully encouraging. But if you're in a difficult place, the following descriptions of anxiety could be distressing. Just a heads up x Anxiety is that grandiose friend ... This post is about anxiety, which many of you have asked me to write more about. It is meant to be real, reflective and hopefully encouraging. But if you're in a difficult place, the following descriptions of anxiety could be distressing. Just a heads up x

Anxiety is that grandiose friend that always needs attention.

Anxiety is that lead vest you didn't put on that day.

Anxiety is a balloon on the verge of bursting in a den of sleeping lions.

Anxiety is doubt under a magnifying glass.

Anxiety is focusing on the present and feeling the anticipation of an appointment you have a week from Tuesday.

Anxiety is trying to sleep but having a party in your mind that you didn't rsvp to.

Anxiety is being alone even when you're in a crowded room.

Anxiety is looking around for the puppeteer that is making you feel out of control.

Anxiety is taking medication just to cope with leaving the house.

Anxiety is the lie that makes you second guess what you know to be true.

Anxiety feels like a second skin, two sizes too small.

I imagine that a panic attack is pretty similar to what a dementor attack must feel like.

Anxiety is exhausting. These are just a few of the ways that anxiety has made me feel. Luckily, I do not experience many of these anymore. It has taken so much time, tears, rebuilding, support, learning, re-learning and hope.

Sometimes when you've taken your meds, seen your therapist and are still feeling anxious, hope is the lifeboat you must cling to. You must sift through the lies, sensations, doubt and discouragement that threatens everything you know and find that one scrap of hope that will always have your name on it.

It's not just that anxiety makes our lives feel overwhelming, it also makes us feel less capable to cope with life, which magnifies the difference between the demands in us and our perceived supply of resources. That word 'perceived' is very important. Anxiety is often not accurate, but the feelings can be so real. I encourage anyone who is struggling to seek help. The gap will get smaller. I promise.

I want to acknowledge everyone of you who has lived or lives with anxiety. I see you. I believe in you. I'm so proud of you. #boakman
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<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ - @alison.hanna @themomculture #repost from @thefortintrio <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ I’ve been a Mom for almost ...
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️ - @alison.hanna @themomculture #repost from @thefortintrio ️ I’ve been a Mom for almost 3 years now. During those 3 years I have been on and off anxiety meds. The journey has not been the easiest, but I have learned about who I am as a Mom and become so much stronger because of the journey. ... ❤️❤️ - @alison.hanna @themomculture
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I’ve been a Mom for almost 3 years now. During those 3 years I have been on and off anxiety meds. The journey has not been the easiest, but I have learned about who I am as a Mom and become so much stronger because of the journey. 🌿
When I was 3 months postpartum I finally saw my Doctor to get some help for the major baby blues and extreme exhaustion I was feeling. I was struggling at this Mom gig. I have never struggled with anxiety or depression until I became a Mom of triplets. The lack of sleep was tortuous and my anxious heart was crippling me. I was fearful of everything and my heart was smothered in “what if’s?” 🌿
When I saw my Doctor, she told me I was actually high risk for PPD because of my infertility, multiples pregnancy, and traumatic birth. I certainly was not prepared for the struggles that came. And I kind of wish I was more aware about the risk factors and the possibilities of PPD or Anxiety prior to having kids. I had this non existent idea of Motherhood. I thought it was going to make the happiest I have ever been. And don’t get me wrong, it certainly has. It’s the most rewarding journey. However, Motherhood is not easy. I have also struggled more to love myself and find self worth and confidence which has always come so natural to me. 🌿
When I stopped breastfeeding I went on Lexapro daily and Xanax for my panic attacks. And I have been on them both and off since my kids were 3 months old. 🌿
Being on anxiety meds does not make me a failure. It doesn’t mean I am not good enough or undeserving. It means I am doing what I need to to be the best I can be for my kids, my family. 🌿
Our mental health journeys are all personal, heart breaking, and usually very difficult. Yet what I have seen more than anything birthed from my mental health journey is strength. I am strong and I’m fighting anxiety daily. I am learning more about myself and my needs as a Mom. A new found confidence has been placed in my heart. I am brave. And I am not alone. I am doing what I need to do to help me walk through this season of Motherhood. I am owning my journey and believing b
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The Verses Series – Part 2. . This verse is all well and good while declaring it in broad daylight, ...
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The Verses Series – Part 2. . This verse is all well and good while declaring it in broad daylight, but when it gets dark and lonely, all notions of living unafraid disappear (at least for me… some (most) of the time). . It’s usually fear that keeps us at night. The niggling worry that won’t ... The Verses Series – Part 2.
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This verse is all well and good while declaring it in broad daylight, but when it gets dark and lonely, all notions of living unafraid disappear (at least for me… some (most) of the time).
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It’s usually fear that keeps us at night. The niggling worry that won’t leave you alone, the anxiety rolling around in your mind without permission. Fear pokes holes in our security and well-made plans.
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What if that doesn’t work out?
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The key to a good night's sleep isn’t to eradicate fear, because, unfortunately, I think that’s an impossible task. We need to change our relationship with it.
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The Psalmist is writing poetically. Living unafraid isn’t a command, or a dogma, or a standard. Being able to sleep in peace is what is to be untouched by fear, “no matter what happens.”
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Because fear isn’t all bad. Sometimes, fear has good things to teach us, worthwhile alarms and suggestions we would do well to heed. Like not walking certain paths alone at night. Or stepping out into traffic. Or making a certain decision. Fear and pain are alarm systems. Not monsters, not the devil emotionally incarnate.
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Fears highlight something that needs our attention, a closer look, a more careful approach. It reveals our values and the things we deem sacred. So give it a voice, but don’t give it control. When fear takes over, it robs us of peace, and like the psalmist said, a good night's sleep.
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In her book “Big Magic”, Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a letter to fear:
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“Dearest Fear: Creativity and I are about to go on a road trip together. I understand you’ll be joining us, because you always do. I acknowledge that you believe you have an important job to do in my life, and that you take your job seriously… I recognize and respect that you are part of this family, and so I will never exclude you from our activities, but still – your suggestions will never be followed. You’re allowed to have a seat, and you’re allowed to have a voice, but you are not allowed to have a vote.
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Getting adequate sleep is one of THE most important things you can do for your body, mind, & spirit. <span class="emoji emoji1f4ab"></span> The ...
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Getting adequate sleep is one of THE most important things you can do for your body, mind, & spirit. The benefits are myriad: better energy, improved mood, healthy immune function, greater productivity, better focus & greater resilience, plus a decreased risk of many different health ... Getting adequate sleep is one of THE most important things you can do for your body, mind, & spirit.
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The benefits are myriad: better energy, improved mood, healthy immune function, greater productivity, better focus & greater resilience, plus a decreased risk of many different health concerns!
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When we say ‘adequate’ that means enough, AND good quality, both! ENOUGH means 8, ideally—some people need more—7 is the minimum for just about anyone. This may be hard to hear, but even if you FEEL ok with less than that, it’s not enough for your body to rebuild & repair the way it needs to.
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So, YOUR FIRST CHALLENGE IS—commit to getting 8 hours of sleep a night! 💫
If this feels difficult, it’s important to work to understand WHY. It might be a health issue—pain, thyroid issues, sleep apnea, hormonal imbalance, anxiety or depression (if so we encourage you to seek appropriate healthcare support). But it also might be a LIFESTYLE issue, such as staying up too late because you’re craving alone time, are caught up in a great book, or are addicted to a particular game or app on your phone. It could be a snoring bedmate. It could even be something about your sleep space affecting your sleep, such as an uncomfortable mattress or a too-bright room. 💫
For every one of us though, there are things that can be done TODAY to improve the quality & length of our sleep. 💤
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Take a look at your particular sleep circumstance & see where you can make improvements!
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Here is a list of our top tips to help you succeed:
👉🏽 Make sure your room is completely dark/get a good sleep mask.
👉🏽 No screens an hour before bed. This means anything backlit! (Use a real (gasp!) book/a kindle paperwhite.)
👉🏽 Avoid TV in your bedroom. (Avoiding all screens is better!)
👉🏽Regular exercise helps with good sleep.
👉🏽 Figure out what time you need to get up. Subtract 9 hrs. Set an alarm for this time as a daily reminder to start winding down for bed. Hop into bed within the hour. 💫
Just do your best! That's ALWAYS enough! ANY improvement to your sleep is worth celebrating! If you don’t make tonight, try again tomorrow. If you do, awesome! Keep going!
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We are rooting for you! #soulscapechallenge
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We all know the important health benefits of getting enough shut eye, but have you ever wondered ...
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We all know the important health benefits of getting enough shut eye, but have you ever wondered what lack of sleep is actually doing to your brain and your body? 😴cause of accidents: Sleep deprivation is a major cause of work and road accidents in the US alone it is estimated that some 100,000 ... We all know the important health benefits of getting enough shut eye, but have you ever wondered what lack of sleep is actually doing to your brain and your body? 😴cause of accidents: Sleep deprivation is a major cause of work and road accidents in the US alone it is estimated that some 100,000 accidents resulting in over 1500 deaths are the direct result of sleep deprivation. Work accidents are also far more likely when employees are fatigued not to mention the amount of work absenteeism caused by insomnia.
😴affects libido: Unfortunately, a lack of sleep can also pull you right out of the mood for love. Lack of sleep significantly depletes your sex drive which obviously has serious knock-on relationship effects.
😴puts you at risk for disease: Apart from the mental problems it causes, sleep deprivation can have grave consequences on your physical health. Lack of sleep puts you at a far greater risk of severe illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. 😴slows cognitive function and memory: Adequate amounts of good quality sleep are essential to learning and thinking. Without the required amount of sleep, you will have trouble focusing at school or at work. Sleep cycles are also very important when it comes to consolidating your memories meaning that you will have more trouble taking on board new information gleaned during the day.

Other potential effects of insomnia include depression and anxiety, poor skin health and even potential weight gain so it is vital that we do all that we can to ensure that we are getting enough sleep.
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Elliot had been admitted to Greenholder Mental Institution by his aunt and uncle a few months ago. ...
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Elliot had been admitted to Greenholder Mental Institution by his aunt and uncle a few months ago. He had lost his parents in a plane crash and had been living with them ever since. He was diagnosed with serve anxiety and panic attacks nearly five minutes after finding his room. Elliot didn't ... Elliot had been admitted to Greenholder Mental Institution by his aunt and uncle a few months ago. He had lost his parents in a plane crash and had been living with them ever since. He was diagnosed with serve anxiety and panic attacks nearly five minutes after finding his room. Elliot didn't like where he was. The nurses made him uncomfortable and the other patients scared him more than anything. Group activities also were a complete fail considering he never spoke, never got out of his chair, never participated in anything. He wasn't willing to try anything like medication to help with his anxiety, panic attacks or even his sleep. He hadn't been able to sleep properly for months but didn't want to try. This was later diagnosed as a form of sleep deprivation. The fear of the unknown was simply too much. It was something he felt like he couldn't handle it. Elliot sat in the courtyard alone, wanting to be away from all of this madness in his mind, while the owner of the building came to check on how things were progressing. Today he decided to bring his daughter
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Happy snow day to the DMV 😐<span class="emoji emoji1f440"></span> Can someone tell Elsa that winter is officially over and she needs to stop ...
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Happy snow day to the DMV 😐 Can someone tell Elsa that winter is officially over and she needs to stop this bullshit 🏽‍♀️ Made it to the gym early this AM before it got bad out , so that’s a win for me today! —————— I wanted to post about what I went through yesterday though. Anyone else have anxiety? ... Happy snow day to the DMV 😐👀 Can someone tell Elsa that winter is officially over and she needs to stop this bullshit 💁🏽‍♀️ Made it to the gym early this AM before it got bad out , so that’s a win for me today! ——————
I wanted to post about what I went through yesterday though. Anyone else have anxiety? Yeah it’s a complete bitch. So my leg day was yesterday, and 20 minutes in my heart started racing. I hadn’t even had my usual “bang” 🤷🏽‍♀️ I tried to brush it off, but it wouldn’t go away. I was texting @laurenvstheworld telling her how I wanted to leave, I was feeling out of control 😨 I sat at the leg press for literally 20 minutes with my leg shaking and I was starring at the wall. (I haven’t had a HUGE anxiety attack like this one for a couple months) I grabbed my stuff and headed towards the door. I went to the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror. I literally said “wtf are you doing Bishop, get it together. Breathe, take your time”.. I went back into the gym headed for the leg press, turned up my music and got to work. I fucking finished my workout.
Now that might not seem like a huge win, but for me it’s HUGE. Why? Because normally I would’ve walked out and went home. I would’ve gotten under my covers and gone to sleep to get rid of the anxiety. What did I do different yesterday? I fucking believed I could pull through it. I knew I was in CONTROL, and If I just focused on what I needed to get done - I would be able to breathe again!
If you have anxiety, you are NOT alone! Yesterday was a small win, on a long road of learning to gain control of my thoughts during anxiety attacks 🙌🏼 I’m very open about my struggles for the hope that I can and will help someone out there ❤️ Have a fantastic rest of this snowy Wednesday everyone!
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Bipolar disorder ... it’s more common than you think. I’m one of more than 200,000 people that get ...
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Bipolar disorder ... it’s more common than you think. I’m one of more than 200,000 people that get diagnosed every single year. I’m one of 200,000 that deals with the anxiety, guilt, irritability, impulsivity, restlessness, and self harm. The compulsiveness of this disease was strong ... Bipolar disorder ... it’s more common than you think. I’m one of more than 200,000 people that get diagnosed every single year. I’m one of 200,000 that deals with the anxiety, guilt, irritability, impulsivity, restlessness, and self harm. The compulsiveness of this disease was strong enough for me to be diagnosed with OCD. The side effects are anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, over sleeping, and I’ve experienced all of these.
For years I struggled. High school was supposed to be amazing. But I was feeling these kinds of ways.
If you feel this way, don’t let people tell you that “you just need to buck up” or “everyone feels this way” or “some things you just have to do”. It’s extremely ignorant and selfish of someone to say.
It is not your fault and you are not your disease. And there are many things you can do to help. I’m on 4 different medications that prevent panic attacks, anxiety, depression, lift my mood, and help me sleep. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. I have a life coach who I see regularly and she is amazing. I have a counselor and a therapist as well as a mentor. I have an army of people, supportive friends, a supportive boyfriend, and I support myself.
For those that belittle how you feel, tell you that you don’t have whatever illness you have, or say they don’t believe in it, get them out of your life. I’ve had that and it will slow your healing.
But know, you are not alone. There are many people that are just like you and feel the same way you do. I’m one of those people. If you have any questions or just need someone to talk to, feel free to dm me. If you want to know more, let me know and I can share more information!
Xoxo
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RILEY | F | 1 Y | 24 lbs | Boston Terrier mix | Medium energy | Separation anxiety – vocal | Very human-friendly ...
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RILEY | F | 1 Y | 24 lbs | Boston Terrier mix | Medium energy | Separation anxiety – vocal | Very human-friendly | Loves to swim | Ok with dogs w/ proper intro | Not cat tested | Fearful of Kids We’re pretty sure that even if you found every synonym for cute it the world it wouldn’t adequately describe ... RILEY | F | 1 Y | 24 lbs | Boston Terrier mix | Medium energy | Separation anxiety – vocal | Very human-friendly | Loves to swim | Ok with dogs w/ proper intro | Not cat tested | Fearful of Kids
We’re pretty sure that even if you found every synonym for cute it the world it wouldn’t adequately describe our girl RILEY. She is super friendly and builds strong bonds with her people and LOVES to cuddle. She could use a bit of help building her independence as she has developed some separation anxiety and tends to be vocal when left alone. As a result she’s probably not the best dog for condo living. She’s ok sleeping in her crate but doesn’t do so well in there when she’s left alone. Other than that her favourite things to do at home are sleep and eat. She will occasionally bark at noises in the hallway because duh, she’s trying to sleep. RILEY is medium energy and does enjoy a couple good walks per day along with some playtime at the park. She is good with other dogs around her size and smaller but needs proper intros with bigger dogs and is a little pickier with them but she does enjoy the dog park. She absolutely loves to swim and play fetch with her sticks in the water so if you have a cottage or some kind of lakefront property she’s ready to be your best pal. RILEY can be a little nervous in some situations and will need her people to help build her confidence – she is very nervous with kids and will bark at them if they come close. She has been nervous on the subway, but has quickly overcome her fear. Also, we’re not going to lie, as cute and awesome as she is RILEY has some strange quirks… like being very selective about where she goes to the bathroom. She prefers to go off leash so a secure backyard would be ideal, otherwise it can take some time. Also, occasionally she rolls over on her back when meeting new people and pees a little straight up in the air when she gets excited. SUCH A LADY. If you’d like to meet RILEY fill out an application to adopt today at www.saveourscruff.org
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Hey! I’m Christine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // I’m a copywriter who’s really into creating meaningful connections ...
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Hey! I’m Christine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // I’m a copywriter who’s really into creating meaningful connections between entrepreneurs and their audiences. That’s why I spend way too much time on IG - to connect with y’all and help you do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ // I say y’all even though I’m not from ... Hey! I’m Christine.
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// I’m a copywriter who’s really into creating meaningful connections between entrepreneurs and their audiences. That’s why I spend way too much time on IG - to connect with y’all and help you do the same.
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// I say y’all even though I’m not from the South. A friend from Mississippi pointed out the clumsiness of saying “you guys” or “you guys’s” and the ease of “y’all”... I’ve been a believer ever since.
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// I moved back to Ohio 3 years ago (my home state) after 15 years of adventure in Oregon, Hawaii, Washington State, and some overseas locales.
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// During those years ^^^ I did things like move cross country with a backpack to live in a house with 7 friends in NE Portland; road trip around the US for 3 months to camp, hike, dance at music festivals, and feel free; sleep on beaches and live off the grid on farms in Hawaii; volunteer to rebuild a Thai island after the ‘04 tsunami; and spin fire poi on beaches and in back yards in the US and abroad.
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I wasn't ok. I'm not ok. And I want to die. Because I dont matter. #deprssed #depressing #selfharm #selfhatred #ednos #anxiety #imsorry #alone #sad #suicide #suicidal #ana #crying #help #helpme #sleep #death #iloveyou #anorexia #help #notok I wasn't ok. I'm not ok.
And I want to die.
Because I dont matter.

#deprssed #depressing #selfharm #selfhatred #ednos #anxiety #imsorry #alone #sad #suicide #suicidal #ana #crying #help #helpme #sleep #death #iloveyou #anorexia #help #notok
I don’t know who I am outside of being a cancer patient. I’ve spent the last few months having intense ...
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I don’t know who I am outside of being a cancer patient. I’ve spent the last few months having intense anxiety attacks, I can’t sleep, I find it hard to breathe. PTSD, I assumed that was for the military veterans, not me, but it is me. Imagine all day everyday being consumed by guilt that I am alive ... I don’t know who I am outside of being a cancer patient. I’ve spent the last few months having intense anxiety attacks, I can’t sleep, I find it hard to breathe. PTSD, I assumed that was for the military veterans, not me, but it is me. Imagine all day everyday being consumed by guilt that I am alive and somebody more deserving than me has lost their fight, survivors guilt they call it, I don’t know why I feel it, but I do. My mums really ill, I blame that on me and the stress my cancer caused. It’s not true, I know this, but I can’t shake the feeling. I’m out here, alone and treading water. My heart is heavy and my soul is sad, I really don’t know who I am anymore. I’m supposed to be getting my life back to normal, that’s what everyone keeps telling me....what the fuck is normal? Get a job? Go out? Pay bills? Who knows...I don’t feel normal. I self destruct a little bit more everyday, I’ve tried talking to people, they disappear. It’s not their faults, they don’t know what to say to me, I don’t know what to say to me. I’m just so tired. I miss the old me, the one with the big mouth who walked in to the room with confidence. That being said, social media has done nothing but add to my feelings of inadequacy. As I try to figure things out , I’ll be taking a break from all social media. I’m sorry if my lack of communication offends you, or not making an effort to come see you has offended you. It is what it is....
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