If you ever come into my home, you'll find random rocks in places for this reason. Maybe it's time to get a shadow box. 🤔🤔
💙THANK YOU for 1,000 followers!💙
I‘m honestly so humbled by all of the incredible support, kind words, daily messages, general love & great vibes I receive off you daily!
I’ve connected with so many like-minded people & genuine souls on here who have instantly felt like true friends ✨ I often refer to you fondly as my Instagram buddies ☺️ and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet some of you in person! 😃
I‘ve found this community to be so supporting & uplifting, as well as a safe space to share each of our own unique stories & truly help one another in the process.
Here’s to the next 1,000! But most importantly, to continuing this healing journey together!
I’m excited to be doing a first giveaway to mark the occasion! Details to come this weekend 😬🙌🏼✨
Lots of love & squishy hugs my beautiful friends! And thank you again! 😘
Keep being you & doing you’re very best! And remember, you’re never alone.
Xxx 💙 xxX
🌹Learning to love ourselves is the hardest thing we do🌹 new blog post on selflovesupply.com by @anxiouslyawesome
I have 100% lost my blogging mojo! If found, please mail back to me ASAP. It's like I've got so much to say but my brain won't communicate with my fingers. The frustration! 🙈
I was ashamed of what happened to me but I was also annoyed at myself for letting it happen and for putting up with it for as long as I did. I was scared if I told people I would then be labelled as a victim and people would feel like they have to watch what they say around me in case it reminded me of what happened. I didn't want that to define me, I just wanted to be me. The person I was before any of this happened. I've wrote a post on some of the things that happened to me in order to raise awareness. I didn't know what was normal, all I knew was what he was telling me and when I questioned him on it and he said it was all in my head, I believed him. But I can't stress enough, it's not your fault and if something doesn't feel right then you need to trust your own instinct. Hopefully my post can help anyone who is going through or has been through the same thing to recognise that it's not ok and it's not something we should have to put up with. If you would like to read my post it’s over on - www.myquestforinnerhappiness.com
Looking at this picture you would probably be under the impression that there is nothing wrong with me, that I’m ‘normal’. That’s what Instagram sees anyway. What people don’t realise is it took at least 3 hours and about 6 different people persuading me that it was a nice picture for me to actually go ahead and post it. That’s the thing with anxiety and depression, to the outside world you can appear completely happy and content. People always say to me ‘I never would have known you have anxiety and depression, you don’t look like you have it’ but that’s exactly it, it’s an invisible illness and it’s not one that discriminates. I might look fine on the outside but that doesn’t mean that I’m not battling this every single day. It’s not something that just goes away, there is no miracle cure and you can’t just flick the off switch. It is a daily battle but it’s a battle that I’m determined to win
Just an appreciation to myself as I’ve grown so much this year! If you ask me become a better person!
I may not be drinking too much alcohol but my fears and anxieties I am brave enough to tell them to fuck off.
I know know that it is important to put myself first, make me happy. I never wanna hurt anyone and I that’s part of my personality.
Since I’ve turned 18 I have become a new and improved em who is a lot more fun.
Love this! Immersed in Manic Kingdom! One thing my book will do is show you, albeit in an eccentric, somewhat dangerous way, how lifestyle modifications can bring you out of #mania
when convention really really fails you. I say this as a doctor! 💕Hope you guys check it out on Amazon. - Manic Kingdom by Dr. Erin Stair ⚡️⚡️💕⚡️⚡️
Happy Thursday, guys! I won't be making a blog post this week, but I just wanted to talk a bit about mental illness and communication.
Communicating my emotions and feelings verbally has never been my strong suit. I struggled with it as a teen and continue to now. The more I go through this journey the more it's becoming obvious just how pertinent it is to my improvement.
Those who choose to support you whether it's your mother, best friend, or significant other are not mind readers. You must communicate your needs. I know the fears behind the stigmas tend to hold so many back. However, in order for growth, that fear has to become a thing of the past. If your close companions are willing to understand, help them help you. There is a true reward in being vulnerable. Some see it as weakness, while I see it as bravery.
Over the past few years, and even in the last few weeks, I've struggled with communication issues. I tend to revert to my "keeping my feelings to myself" mode, mostly because I don't want to burden any else with my issues. The reality is, you weigh down and burden your own soul when you hold it in. Don't lie your head at night while your troubles eat you away. Let it out and in the oh, so immortal words of Elsa, "Let it go!" ❄❄
So I thought I’d come on here briefly earlier, and was met with this comment on my latest post. This is a new profile, from the guy who said that women deserve to be raped, provoke rapists and that it is women’s fault when they are raped. This same person has left comments on my Sarahah, calling me a cunt, calling me fat. He has also gone through and disliked all of my YouTube videos, reported my Instagram and my Instagram posts and checks my website daily. This is harassment. This is stalking. @disordered_personality
, please do me a favour and get the fuck off my social media. You’re not really “unwell”, you’re just trying to hide behind the fact you’re a fucking idiot and want people to think you’re the victim, when in fact it is YOU who attacked millions of men and women worldwide saying they deserve to be raped. Carry on, and I WILL go to the police. I will always show the different sides of my mental illness, and I don’t expect to be called an attention seeker for trying to make people aware of the harsh reality of living with significant mental health issues. This guy is a fucking LOSER. I’ve seriously had enough talking about him now, because I know he’s loving it. Absolute saddo. •
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👋 I've gotten a lot of new followers recently (so cool!) so I thought I would reintroduce myself!
First off, 2 truths and a lie: 😈
1. I grew up on a cotton farm in NC. 👩🏼🌾
2. I've taken a helicopter to work. 🚁
3. I've kept a journal since 4th grade. 📒
Put your guess in the comments!
My name is Ellen and I just moved from NYC to Chicago with my bf! I have recently made a career switch from my office job to working for a naturopathic doctor here in Chicago while I will also be taking my prerequisites so that I can go back to school next year for a Master's in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
My interests in digestive, mental, and hormonal health stem from my own personal turbulent relationships with all three. It wasn't until I started seeing a naturopathic doctor in nyc that I finally found some clarity and support in my struggle. I'm hoping that one day I can do the same for my future patients!
In the meantime, I'm on here, rambling on Stories, posting some pics of the food I eat (lol), and trying to be as honest I can about things that I'm going through in case it will help someone else. My favorite part of having this account has been getting to know many of you on a personal level. I never thought I would make actual friends on here, but I feel like I have! ♥️
Other fun facts:
- people say I look/sound like @lauraprepon
- I have a Boston terrier Chihuahua mix named Ivy who will be joining us in Chicago this summer!
- I'm a weirdo morning person 😊 and have an old lady bed time
I was still focusing on the feeling of what it would feel like to have a car and money.
The more focus I had put into it, the more I was starting to believe that I could get it. The doubt was reducing the more I focused and my subconcious was now believing I had something when in reality, I didn't, so the idea of starting back up my massage service was popping back up in my head regularly when it never had done before. I didn't have a treatment room anymore so the idea to do it as a mobile service was coming into my mind ALOT! Prior to focusing on what I DID WANT, I thought I was done with massage. Again, the mind is incredible, fascinating and limitless! I didn't have a car so how could I get to client's homes? Well I asked my Mam if she could bring me there and I would pay her for her troubles and she agreed!
I was broke for 2 years with no improvement because I never focused on a VISION or GRATITUDE so I had to try something.
So im getting dropped here and there by my mam and my clients are delighted to now have a massage in their own home.
After a while she was understandably getting fed up with this so I told her if I was a named driver on her car that she wouldn't need to deal with this anymore, so she agreed!
If I had of asked her to be named driver on her car before all of this she would have told me no, which is why I never asked her. So after 2 and a half years of not driving and getting the bus, I was now able to drive my Mams car and making a bit of extra cash.
The thought of opening the massage service again NEVER came into my mind before I focused on the goal.
To ask my Mam to be named driver NEVER came into my mind before I focused on.the goal!
But when you focus on what you DO want, ideas and possibilities begin to appear in your mind. Ones that never seemed interesting to you in the past will now seem interesting and possible.
Dont focus on what you dont want.
Focus on what you DO want 🙌
Write a list, make it visually there. If you know the steps to take write them down too, but if you dont know, then keep focusing and look out for anything that may stand out to you in the future and act accordingly!
This quote is one I turn to often when I'm feeling hopeless and that no matter what I do it's never enough. When I'm having one of those challenging, beat myself up days, just reading and soaking in these words can bring me to deep sobs. Each of us DOES make a difference in this world and I believe in the depths of my soul that if we go down loving we have not failed our purpose.
In my manias and hypomanias, savior syndrome plays a huge part in my grandiose thoughts and my compulsions to not sleep because there's so much that needs to be done to "save the world." My thoughts race with business and non profit ideas and ways to help everyone to live life to the fullest, to find purpose and happiness, to love and BE loved.
In one hypomania I started a business, Bucket List Assistant, to help people define their goals and dreams and take the steps necessary to achieve them. But I wanted it to someday be more of a non profit where people paid what they could for the life coaching services and then if they could spare a few dollars they could contribute to someone else's bucket list goals. In the throes of a hypomania I got the business officially formed and planned a huge event attended by hundreds of people, with vendors that provide Bucket List-esque services like personal training @fitgeneraljerry
, dancing, rock climbing, travel, massage, cooking lessons, volunteer work, etc. The event had live music, a scavenger hunt, a free 21 day challenge booklet, t-shirts... I spent months planning and barely sleeping putting together a website and all the details for the event. The stress levels were through the roof, as a single mom at the time also working full time, but the event was incredible and such a fun day!
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Soooooo 🤷🏼♀️ Last night I wrote out my own battles with mental health and it was such an eye opener to how far I’ve come. My experiences are only small, but they’re still valid. I’m nervous to share this post with the world, but I hope it shows that mental health can affect everyone and anyone. In other news ash has been gone for what feels like ages and I don’t like it, may start moaning soon 🙃
Today I made this. Completely raw and honest, it somewhat signifies my own battles with my mental health. It's taken a fair amount of courage to actually complete a cast which used both arms and shows the scars. While removing it from the alginate there was a certain irony - an intense caring of the way it was removed, care not to damage it, somewhat contradictory to my feelings towards my own body. I'm not sure where I'll take this now - as an artist and a person I'm somewhat confused.
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthart #handcast #armcast #bodycasting #mentalhealthawareness #selfharm
Hey lovely humans!! 👋🏻👋🏽👋🏿 @rach.dacosta
are trying something new! We started an SLS Spotify account to share playlists with you all! Music is a big part of both of our self care routines, and we hope you’ll love these songs as much as we do! 💕 To kick it off, checkout this nostalgia-inducing, feel good playlist curated by Rachel! These songs are guaranteed to make you smile and wish you were driving your convertible in California with the top down ☀️☀️☀️ You can find the link to the playlist in our bio and through the blog on selflovesupply.com ☀️ don’t forget to subscribe 😉
So exciting to be attending #HealtheVoices2018
in Chi-Town! Follow me on my journey this week with other advocates from around the world utilizing social platforms to spread awareness! Cant wait @healthevoices
When we feel angry, it’s usual a signal that we need to pay attention to. It’s like pain: without it, we may not notice we have an injury! 💭But what causes anger, and how do you resolve it? Those questions are answered in a blog post by Natalie Hansen, linked in our bio!
Is it time to go to Cornwall yet? 🌊☉
When I hike or run and I’m going uphill, I feel the burn in my legs. My muscles are aching. But then I reach the top and I feel it release - even if it’s just for a moment. That feeling of being able to catch my breath and to see what I just accomplished. It feels good. I feel proud. Anxiety and depression will weigh on you. It will make you feel like you are constantly climbing uphill. Daily happenings feel like a struggle. One day you are going to catch your breath. You will finally see all you survived. You will get that moment. Then moment of release.
Panel 4: This is my favourite panel, I find it so powerful and compassionate. When I was painting this I thought I was painting from the perspective of the sufferer, and tried to highlight the importance of having support through the darkness. But I think now that the piece actually reflects the rescuer, the support system, the love much more than the depression. Strange how it all comes together. .
#mentalhealthart #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mind #artist #painting #depressionart