Shared from Shift of the Ages on Facebook💛
'You haven't come this far to fall off this earth'
I still thank myself each day, for the constant reminder of this tattoo.
Five weeks ago, I was admitted to an ED as a high risk patient with a suicide plan, and a full blown intent of killing myself due to a significant trigger. It was pure luck that someone found out my plan.
Now I look back on that day and thank the forces that stopped me, and the people that helped me because I have finally been able to rediscover the meaning of life and acknowledge my triggers, sit with them, and ride them out until they no longer hurt but instead are simply fuzzy reminders of something that used to be.
I experience joy, and happiness, love, anger, sadness, hurt, compassion, all of these emotions which once I could not feel for they instead suffocated me and drowned me in the depths of a pool I could not swim out of.
But know this, suicide is not the answer. It does not end your suffering, it will simply pass it on to someone else. There is a way to get help. There is a way to get through it. I know it seems impossible and I know that it is so hard to ask for help, but you can do it. The reward is so worth it when you're in the clear down the track with your mental health and you're relieved to be alive, that people saved you through the help they got you. So please hold on. Hold on tight, and get help. I promise, it will work.
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I had the share this from @introverts.unite44
This is so funny but so true!
Come to think of it, I wish my dogs could talk!
CHALLENGE THE FEAR!
This morning I’m going to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but have been putting off for ages now because of nerves!
I’m eager and excited and very scared as well.
It’s so important that we take risks and make the leap in life. It’s how we grow and learn, plus there is such. Sense of achievement when you do!
No matter what it is or how small the leap may be - just do it! ~ Mel💙
Riding out depression is a lot like riding out a storm with no end in sight. I wrack my brain, wondering for the reason for its appearance this time. One theory is that it is an olanzapine withdrawal. Another is that I am under so much stress from school that my pillars are cracking and my foundation is breaking. Whatever the cause, it’s here, and I have to drag my high-functioning self through my day kicking and screaming. I scream until my lungs burn and kick until I have no energy left and finally, exhausted, I can collapse into bed.
I just love this so much. This is what I’ve been missing in my life recently. Marveling at the ordinary things. Finding all of the magic that is all around me. Like the way the grass is starting to green and the bushes are starting to bud. The way it can be warm and sunny one day and snowy two days later. The way my dog breathes while snuggling on my lap. The way my calf curves into my ankle. The way a smile and cheery “Hello!” can melt a cold exterior. The feeling you get when you connect with someone who understands your plights. The way the light casts shadows. The feel of the breeze on your skin. The smell of rain on concrete. The feeling of a book in your hands. .
Marvel in the ordinary and the extraordinary will take care of itself.
#fitgirlsguide #intersession #fitgirlsintersession #coloradofitgirl #denverfitgirl #fitgirlvarsity #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthwarrior
Excuse the photo, she’s my little princess and it’s the only photo I’ve taken in a while 😒
So my GP didn’t even call me yesterday. And because of that, I now have to wait until the 13th April for a new appointment with him! I can’t even put into words how angry, upset and frustrated I am right now. I was so set on starting my meds yesterday and having a plan put into place. But no. -
They’ve made me wait around and suffer for over 2 years without any kind of help. I’ve been constantly on their case, practically BEGGING them for help for so long. I’ve asked them to come out and see me so I can somehow prove to them how sick I am. But my GP’s response to that was “we don’t condone this kind of behaviour from a 20 year old”... BEHAVIOUR!!! As if I CHOOSE to be like this!? And they wonder why we find it so hard to open up, keep so much to ourselves and then end up in such a dark place! -
I was finally starting to move forward with getting the help I’ve needed for so long. And now I have to wait another 3 weeks. I know it’s not that far away, but when you’ve been this way for years and years, and you build up that excitement and motivation to start getting better, then having to wait even longer because of THEIR mistake, it gets really frustrating. -
But, other than this, I’ve been in a pretty good mood today. Feeling a little drained from the lack of sleep but I’m getting there.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. ♥️
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Yesterday my tank was on E. Not just the light was on but 0 miles left and I had to rest. I’ve been assigned a special project on top of my normal duties at work which is EXCITING! However it’s made this week absolutely crazy. I made the decision to use my rest day yesterday and workout on Sunday. I literally went to bed at 6 PM and slept until this morning.
Tonight I did my cardio workout while watching Pitch Perfect 3 with the fam! Now I’m eating my superfood ice cream while watching Jumanji! I’ve missed my family this week and am playing catch up tonight! Here are some moves for you to do!
I owe some messages about my Self Love Fit Club and I promise I plan to reach out to each and every one of you tomorrow! I have to fill my cup so I can help fill others 😍. There are still spots open but I’m confident they are going to fill fast so let me know!
Hello everyone, I wanted to share an article that I wrote a couple months ago. I pitched it to CSULA University Times, but it was too long for them. I was supposed to cut it into sections, but grad school is way too intense right now for me add anything else into my agenda. Hope you like it:) Link in bio.
Invisible Illness 🥀
This is just a sad truth. I’m not saying that everyone is like this. But, the majority of people don’t realize these illnesses last forever. They expect you to bounce back like they do from a cold etc.
Invisible illnesses are so tricky because some days you do feel/look better than others. That might lead people into believing you’re getting “better“. I’ve realize that I have severely neglected myself selfcare, CBD oil schedule, and sleep. I think that’s what led me down the “rabbit hole” along with raging hormones and trauma anniversaries. 🥀
Hoping and I’m praying to get on the right track this weekend. However, this time of year is always very difficult for me. Lots of big trauma anniversaries. 🥀 my grandmother suddenly dying, miscarriages, etc. I finally had a nap today for about 4 hours ( after being quite sleep deprived ) and woke up literally screaming in panic. 🥀
Thank you for all of you that reach out to me. Thank you to my fellow invisible illness and chronic illness warriors. Thank you to all of you. You’re more amazing than you know. I just have to make myself believe that about me. It’s always harder to learn to love and appreciate yourself than it is to do so for other people. •
#cptsd #ptsd #traumaticbraininjury #traumas #panicattack #panicdisorder #pmdd #pcos #cbdoil #chronicillness #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #lupus #sjorgens #spoonielove #spooniesupport #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthadvocate #endthestigma
100 Happy Days | Day 58 .
When you both haven't seen one another in way too long because the hussle has been real, but once you do, it's nothing but real talk & good vibes, that's when you know you've found a true friend. Never let go of the people that motivate & uplift you. // ❤️
-"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." -Thomas Aquinas
Did you hear? It's spring!!! We're still burried up to our eyeballs in snow but whatever, when the sun shines you take advantage. 😍 #mainelife
You know what this means right.. Swim suits. 🤦♀️ Seriously, they are already out in the stores here. This summer is the first summer I am actually looking forward to wearing a bikini.⠀
For 1, mine does not fit in any of the places it should #weightloss
For 2. I want an American Flag suit, I have for a long time but I'm looking for 'the one'.⠀
I know. What I said doesn't make sense. I wear a bikini now. Truthfully, that's what I have, bought because my son said 'You can wear a bikini of you want to, you look beautiful no matter what.' That was 4 years ago.⠀
It takes time and work to believe those kind things about yourself. Just as it takes time and work to chisel out the body that you want. Good thing it's only Spring and no time like the present to get started.⠀
Shoot me a message, we can talk goals. Yours may not be a bikini and that's cool with me. I just want to help you get healthy, where that journey leads us is the adventure. Maybe to a bikini. I'm ready. Are You? 🤔
Please don’t be that person who makes it seem like you have someone’s back, but then goes off and back stabs them. Be genuine in your compliments and character. Nobody likes a false friend and they eventually get caught.
“The difference between appreciation and flattery? That is simple. One is sincere and the other insincere. One comes from the heart out; the other from the teeth out. One is unselfish; the other selfish. One is universally admired; the other universally condemned.” -Dale Carnegie
Convinced her to hold a butterfly today. She didn’t want to, but I wanted her to do something she was a little afraid of doing. She was glad she did!
// Don't let people make you feel like when you do the "little" things that scare you, it isn't a big deal & it's insignificant. Don't expect them to understand how you feel or what you're going through. It's not their fault, they can't get inside your head, even if they wanted to.
Breathe. You can do this. It's not stupid that you're scared. It's not dumb, and it's not being weak. It's facing your fears & knowing your scared of doing it but making the conscious decision to override your thoughts, take a deep breathe, and do it anyway. For all the people watching you go through this process, and wondering why you struggle so much with the "small" things, just smile at them, and hope that one day they too will override their thoughts and face their maybe "not-so-obvious" fears. // 🙏🏼
One of the toughest challenges that come with a mental illness is feeling lost. Feeling like there is no way out. I know how it feel to miss your old self, wanting to go back and feel fine again.
Who else is happy it’s Friday 🙋🏼♀️
from our friends on @themightysite
Chester Bennington’s wife @talinda320
is asking fans to honor him by posting pictures of their hands bearing the message, “I am the change,” as part of her mental health initiative, 320 Changes Direction, which she helped launch after her husbad’s death. The words symbolize knowledge of the five signs of emotional well-being, which according the Change Direction website, are: take care, check in, engage, relax, know.
Feel free to join Talinda on social media with the hashtag #Iamthechange
and post your own picture.
We love this photo and sentiment from Chester's band member @m_shinoda
: "Proud of @talinda320
for her love, strength, and for her commitment to changing the way we view mental health. Being honest in conversation about how we feel—and accepting in the answers and stories we hear—are great steps."
#mentalhealth #suicideprevention #linkinpark #chesterbennington #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthmatters #anxiety #depression #depressionrecovery #anxietyattack #anxietyrelief #themightysite #invisibleillness
BEING A WORKAHOLIC IS NOT A VIRTUE.
Are you getting those weekend vibes?
Being overworked not only makes you more stressed, less productive and less organised but it also puts you on an emotional rollercoaster and often we do feel hyper sensitive.
Yes we have responsibilities (the list is long: kids, family, work, chores etc etc)
BUT we also have the responsibility of taking care of ourselves.
That’s what self-care is.
Search in the little things:
Maybe sipping a cup of tea?
Maybe listening to a song?
Maybe reading a girly magazine?
Can you commit to taking care of yourself this weekend?
Photo by @goodtomeuk
Today we continue speaking about PTSD symptoms. I just want to remind you that they vary from one person to another and the intensity of them is different as well.
Let’s mention some of the symptoms that are related to negative thinking and mood. These are mentioned by the Mayo Clinic, that has a great description of them. • Negative thoughts about yourself, others or the world
• Hopelessness about the future.
• Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event.
• Difficulty maintaining close relationships.
• Feeling detached from family and friends.
• Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed.
• Difficulty experiencing positive emotions.
• Feeling emotionally numb.
Some of these symptoms may be experienced with other mental health disorders and it is important to get this checked with a mental health professional.
Remember that if you aré struggling, you are not alone. There is hope and recovery is possible!
The people we attract often reflects how we feel about ourselves, including our insecurities. The first step in avoiding attracting the wrong people is to learn to love and accept ourselves. 🙏💕
Today I bring sunshine to my life. Today I tell myself I am a magnificent and wonderfully made woman! No matter my mistakes and no matter my short comings I am enough!
I’m a badass, butt kicking, healthy as I can be, and taking names to see who’s coming with me woman!
I don’t care if you judge me!
I don’t care if I don’t fit your mold.
And shoot, I really don’t care for your opinions if it’s not about lifting each other up and creating a more positive and loving community!
I am ready to shift into a whole new mindset again! It’s gonna get way better from here on out!
I’m ready to take who ever is ready to join me on the biggest mindset shift ever and create a community of empowerment!
WHO IS WITH ME!?
#empowering #lifteachotherup #maketheshift