There will be ups and there will always be downs, I’ve always been a person that hates problems or makes it way to much of a big deal but I’m blessed to have a friend that always tells me how it is, he always finds solutions and will always have my back and I’m thankful for that. If you are close to me you know who I’m talking about #gainz #protein #ayy #attheendofthetunnel #thereislight #keepgrinding
After almost 5 years of feeding therapy we will be graduating and be therapy free for the first time EVER! I really should have one of those “last day of feeding therapy” signs made just like I see everyone’s posts for last day of school, last day of pre/k and so on! This has been such a roller coaster journey but trust me there is light at the end of the tunnel! You might not see it while you are in it but it’s there and when it starts shining through it’s an amazing feeling! My Emma has worked so hard through so many obstacles and eating was the biggest hurdle! I always said “slow and steady wins the race” Emma seriously has always won always at the perfect pace and today this was said! We have the best feeding therapist in world. She has helped Emma so much in only one year of having her! Her approach was so different than the others and it was a perfect fit for Emma. We are so proud! #omphalocele #miracleshappen #believe #thereislight #titan #titangames #owarrior #omphaloceleawareness #omphalocelebaby #strongestgirliknow #tough #feedingtherapy #weisman #mymiracle
"I will forgive myself, and start to let it go. Accept that who you chose to be was out of my control. And though it might be hard, to begin again... I'll write myself a brand new story with a happy end. I survived. So tonight, I am taking back my life. And I'll show you, that I am not nothing"
Beth crowley "I am not nothing"
Anybody who hurt you, or traumatized you, or did anything without your consent did not do it because of you. They did it because they are selfish and disgusting. You are gold, they are a spec of dirt next to your shine and you will overcome whatever it is you are going through. You can do it. .
#staystrong #strength #selflove #survivor #positivevibes #iloveyou #bestrong #bejoyful #novictimblaming #hope #thereislight #innocent #youareinnocent #not
your fault #faith #love #positivity
Dein Atem ist dein Anker! Ihr Lieben - es hat noch nie so sehr gerüttelt und geschüttelt in und an meinem Leben auf allen Ebenen gleichzeitig, wie es jetzt im Moment der Fall ist. Du denkst alles sei perfekt und soll immer so bleiben. Du bist glücklich, alle Ebenen entwickeln sich so, wie du es dir immer vorgestellt hast, aber das Leben ist kein Stillstand, es ist Veränderung. Jeder von uns wird diese Erfahrung früher oder später machen. Manchmal rüttelt es ein wenig im kleinen Stil und dann kommt alles auf einmal im ganz grossen Stil. Wichtig ist: Nicht aufgeben! Folgende Schritte helfen mir, derzeit das Beste in allem zu sehen: 🦋 Sich täglich etwas Gutes tun! 🦋 Sich mit positiven lieben und guten Menschen zu umgeben 🦋 Gespräche mit Menschen, die neutral sind und die Dinge objektiv betrachten können 🦋 Viel Schlaf 🦋 Massagen, denn Berührungen können Wunder bewirken 🦋 Wenige Minuten der Stille täglich 🦋 spazieren gehen 🦋 Ein guter Podcast 🦋 Viel Wasser trinken, denn der Körper verliert in solchen Phasen viel Flüssigkeit und braucht sie mehr denn je 🦋 Gesundes Essen, das dem Körper Energie schenkt 🦋 Gefühle und Situationen anerkennen und annehmen 🦋 Atmen, tief durchatmen - auf 4 einatmen und auf 8 ausatmen, das bringt den Geist ins Hier und Jetzt und beruhigt... und wenn alles einfach doch zu viel wird, hilft mir körperliche Anstrengung und Bewegung, einfach alles aus der Seele laufen, singen und tanzen.
Aber egal was dir im Leben geschieht: Vergiss nie, du bist wertvoll und genug, so wie du bist. Du kannst alles schaffen.
Gib nicht auf, denn es kommen immer wieder bessere Zeiten! Eine liebevolle Umarmung an alle, die gerade mehr oder weniger durch schwierige Zeiten gehen - du bist nicht alleine! #yogainspiration #yogateacher #mindfulness #thoughts #mind #breath #darkness #light #love #heart #psychology #philosophy #bigthoughts #lettinggo #health #healthymind #healthylife #thinkpositive #dontgiveup #yogahelps #meditation #inside #thereislight
Each of us, regardless of name, breed, or stature, is given a private place within our own minds and with tools with which we each forge our own character and identity which, in our self-delusions, we believe to be separate and unique. In this private place, where we are given the freedom to be who we are bereft of onlookers and witnesses and judges of said character, we take what the outside world has taught us and we begin to invent ourselves. Some of us invent ourselves in the image of the world at present and its customs- the most drab, tawdry and mundane of us. The rest of us invent ourselves in the perceived image of some unseen, yet omnipresent manifestation of Higher Understanding whom we deem an example to be bathed in its Light, its Warmth and its Power which we seek to fully embody every day.
I don’t know where I even start with you... you have been one of the most incredible gifts I’ve ever been given! God knew my deepest desires, He saw what I needed before I even knew I needed it! You are the best husband, father, and now grampa! You are a blessing to everyone who encounters you! You are selfless, strong, courageous and pour out more love than anyone I have ever known! I am thrilled to celebrate you today and everyday! Thank you for sharing with each and every one of us the unconditional love of our Father! To love us as He loves us is an incredible gift!!! Happy Fathers Day!!! @burt_bryan
If you are hurting right now…my battle through the darkness for several months.
It takes strength, hard work and extreme patience to build yourself as a better person every single day all life long. It takes lots of energy, deep understanding, diving into the depths of your soul to really learn how to love and accept yourself for the person you are and to understand that you are enough, you are worthy and deserving of love, health, abundance, happiness, respect. We all are wounded, we all have experienced good and bad times and life will always surprise us in most unexpected and shocking ways. We all are warriors in this life, each of us has a different level of fighting skills, some learn quick, others never, some close their heart after the first loss, others always keep their heart open no matter what happens and there is no doubt - we all are fighting battles others know nothing about. The truth is that we grow through our hardest experiences, it is our own choice to let life and people defeat us or to get up again and fight through the pain and tears to see the light again and enjoy this beautiful world. I always choose the second.
I know how it feels to be in so much pain that you see no solution, no exit, no remedy, no hope and no future for yourself. I know how low you can feel that nothing makes sense to you anymore, life becomes meaningless and overwhelming. Not long ago I went through a traumatic and very painful experience that left me in so much pain, left me so devastated, desperate and not wanting to live anymore. This happened when I made a choice to love someone who could not love me back in a healthy way...
Read my full post here - goodvibesforsoul.com #backtolife #heartbreak #depression #hope #healing #loveyourself #motivation #compassion #empath #love #pain #nevergiveup #fitness #healthymind #goodvibes #lifelessons #youmatter #dedicated #feelingalive #pushingthrough #thereislight #hurt #disappointment #risingagain #youareimportant #icare #ifeelyou #writing #psychology #mentalhealth @ler_art_photography
Sometimes life is like a tunnel. You are waiting for something and are so focused on what is to come, something you can already see at the far end that you stop caring too much about the present. You just cannot wait to reach that part of the tunnel. And then sometimes you get surprised from the back, a news that makes you sad and you struggle and you feel lost. No matter at what point you are right now or maybe you are like me, hit by both moments at the same time (which is even more confusing as you are not sure what to feel). Today I decided to be sad as someone important won’t be part of the future, gone forever, memories only from now on, many of them, beautiful ones.
Hope about you? Are you looking forwards to something or where are you in your journey right now?#lifeisajourney #enjoytheday #tunnelvision #livelifeeveryday #gefühlschaos #rip #cycleoflife #comewhatmay #sadbuthappy
🖤❤️ #yingyang #goodbye #youwillalwaysberemembered #thereislight #whatmuttdatmutt
There is 6 pictures in this post. The first 3 are within the last month the last 3 from last June. Seeing them brings me to happy tears as they are total opposite.
One year ago today i was discharged from the hospital after my last suicide attempt landing me in a 6 day stay in icu followed by the psych ward. I was so depressed that I was taking a days worth of psych meds at a time trying to get myself to sleep so I didn't have to be awake. Between March of 2017 and June 2017 I was rushed to the hospital 6 times for suicide attempts. All I wanted was to end the emotional pain.
I remember waking up in the icu that last time so scared. Scared that I was going to die. Yes I know I finally wanted to live.
With tons of help from friends, family, and Drs I am just that. I wake up everyday to excited to see what the world has to offer. A year ago I stayed in a dark room alone all day and night. Now every Windows blinds are open, I go out everyday and see people.
My sister and hubby have been by biggest supporters. We hangout all together at least once a week. Without them I would not be here.
So for those with depression, you are not alone. I know it is so hard to see that but trust me there is people fighting in your corner.
For the friends and family of those with depression. DO NOT give up hope!
The toughest times are the times when we test the faith in ourselves and test our ability to move through change, to grow and to evolve.
It's the times when we feel like giving up and when it's not working out the way we planned, but the times when we must carry on.
It can be hard I know.
To keep going when we feel all around is falling down and it just ain't coming together.
Perhaps this is a test to see how committed we are.
Perhaps the solution and the light is just around the corner.
Perhaps it's a test to see if we can find a way to navigate through the pain and break down the barriers.
The thing is, we will never know unless we keep trying.
So try we must.
Or as Yoda would say, do or do not, there is no try.
Me? I sometimes feel like giving up too, but I'm still here and I'm damned if I'm going to lose the fight, so on I go.
Solutions will appear and possibilities will show themselves, all we need to do is open our eyes.
Mine are wide open!
March 3, 2004
I was 11 years old when I received the news that my mother was killed in a car accident.
I. Was. Devestated.
Introduce depression. Intodruce isolation. Introduce feeling abandoned.
It was a Wednesday night, I was supposed to go to dance that night. Competetive hip hop. Mother's day weekend was competition so we were in crunch time.
Instead, I was taken to the hospital. My mother laid lifeless on a hospital bed. Her teeth were shattered out, blood stained her head.
Questioning why? It wasn't fair.
Her death was the beginning of a downward spiral for me. A spiral that continued downward for more than 10 years.
If I had any belief in God at that point, it laid to rest when she did.
Over the course of many years I would experience abuse- physical, mental, and sexual. I would experience chemical dependency. I would experience being rejected by my own family. I would experience an extremely unhealthy relationship, x2. I would experience codependency. I would live feeling suicidal, even homicidal. I would live unstable. I would experience getting my life together, only to fall apart worse than before. I would experience jail.
I would live to birth 3 beautiful children and would experience life without them.
And I would live to see the day I gave my life to Christ. The day that began the rest of my life.
If I made it through, you can too.
#thereishope #thereislight #chosen
Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength- B.N
This has been a learning lesson for me forever, and still is.
Yall have watched me for the last 5 weeks tackle an 8 week program. You seen the hard days, the easy days, the struggles, the victorys, the good, the bad, everything. 👀.
Thats a journey, going through it all. Witnessing it all. Like we witness life, as we go through life there will be highs and lows so why would our health and fitness lifestyle be any different? 🤔
I choose to look at health and fitness like life. Take the "bad, ugly, struggle) and make it positive. Because honestly there is light in anything and everything, choose to see the good out of it. 💞😀
When it gets tough, know that your getting stronger mentally and physically every single day. I promise you, you are so worth it, to feel AHMAZING on this inside and out.💕
My question for you, if you have wanted change but for some reason you havent took the first step. Know that its okay, but nows the time. My question... why not you?🤔
#overallhealth #healthandwellness #healthylife #thegood #thebad #harddays #easydays #struggles #victorys #wereallworthit #feelamazing #nowsthetime #thereislight #choosepositivity
It's been a long night at work. Still fighting this crappy cold and I have to open tomorrow. But despite the norm selfie face I feel pretty positive inside. (: so many more mountains to climb but I'll get there when I get there. Either way I'm gonna make it over those peaks. #positive #attitude #keepclimbing #thereislight #kflay
It's just a lot, it's just a lot
I wanna hold onto the innocence I got
It's just a lot, it's just a lot
I wanna care for all the little things I got
You get it right
You get it wrong
It never stops
It's just a lot🎶🎵
Yesterday we went on a family trip to Penns Cave. I cherish the times we get as a whole family so very much! .
As we were about to exit the cave, this view took my breath away. My picture doesn't fully capture the beauty I was witnessing. Thinking of the past week's news and the ugly statistic of 22 veterans committing suicide a day, I thought there is light ahead. Everyone needs to know that.
Yes, we are faced with darkness in our lives, but there is always light ahead if we point our feet (or boat) in the right direction. Sometimes that means getting help by reaching out. There is no shame in asking for help! This exit from the cave is man made. Sometimes we have to create our own path to the light. It can be done, even through the hardest of layers. Inch by inch. It is so worth it to reach that light!
Watch out for each other! Be kind! We have this one life to live. If you feel like the light isn't there for you, I promise you it is!!! Reach out! There are people out there to help you dig that exit. I will help you!!! Please just ask! You, my friend, are worth it! .
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 1-800-273-8255
W A T A L S 🌱
Wat als je de zon niet meer ziet schijnen
Wat als je de kleuren niet meer ziet kleuren
Wat als al het verdriet samen gebundeld word in één hart
Wat als de duisternis overwint
Wat als je de lichtpuntjes niet meer ziet
Wat als je de vlaggen niet meer kan ophangen, niet meer kan vinden
Wat als het leven geen feestje meer voor je is
Wat als het leven zo ontzettend uitzichtloos lijkt
Wat als je te moe bent om te lopen
Wat als.. Maar wat als je je zonnebril op hebt
Zet hem af
Wat als je kleuren blind bent geworden door in de duisternis te kijken,
Kijk naar het licht.
Wat als de lichtpuntjes daar zijn waar jij ze niet zoekt,
Wat als je de vlaggen niet kan vinden,
De vlaggen hangen al, je moet er zelf alleen nog een feestje van maken.
Wat als het leven uitzichtloos lijkt.
Onthoud dat jij ziet tot aan de horizon, maar dat er nog zo veel meer achter ligt.
Wat als je benen te moe zijn om te lopen,
Laat je dragen door de Heer.
Want juist daar waar jij de zon niet meer ziet schijnen, daar waar de kleuren voor jou niet meer kleuren, daar waar je hart te gebroken voor is, daar waar de duisternis zich overmeesterd, waar de lichtpuntjes niet meer te zien zijn, daar waar je de vlaggen niet meer kan vinden.
Daar zet HIJ jou zonnebril af,
Daar kleurt HIJ alles weer voor je in.
Daar houd HIJ jou kwetsbare hart zo stevig vast,
Daar is HIJ het licht in de duisternis.
Daar hangt HIJ de vlaggen voor je op
En daar draagt HIJ jou
Want jij bent ZIJN geliefde kind.
Het enige wat je hoeft te doen is HEM te accepteren in je leven.
Want jij, jij bent Gods meesterwerk
#poem #gedichten #watals #followerofchrist #depression #thereislight #godscreation #loveofchrist #fightforit #recovery #recoveryjourney #itsokay #mentalillness #gevoelensvanjeafschrijven #lichtpuntjes #painting #storytime #poezie #fighter #depressionsucks #progress #flowers #bloomwhereyouareplanted #yourwoundswillheal #intheenditwillbeokay