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I finally got home after my one week admission however today I fainted again and I’ve been having really concerning GI issues, so we went to my pediatrician. She thinks my IBS was triggered mainly by stress. Same thing with the passing out, but currently I’m unable to eat so she wants me to go back to the hospital if I don’t manage to by tomorrow #chronicillness

2019-01-18 02:01   0 0

 

I finally got home after my one week admission however today I fainted again and I’ve been having really concerning GI issues, so we went to my pediatrician. She thinks my IBS was triggered mainly by stress. Same thing with the passing out, but currently I’m unable to eat so she wants me to go back to the hospital if I don’t manage to by tomorrow #chronicillness

//TESTING RESULTS//⠀
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Last week I mentioned I felt hope for the first time in a long time because my psychiatrist, who I started seeing two months ago, was going to run some genetic tests to see what meds my body best responds to. A novel idea, yes? To not just KEEP GUESSING?⠀
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The test included, in addition antidepressants (which I take), sleep, pain, anxiety, and adhd meds (which I also take) as well as also including mood stabilizers and antipsychotics (which I do NOT).⠀
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The good news: the sleep/anxiety, pain, and adhd meds I’m taking all fall under the lists of medicines my body best responds to. So the issue there is merely one of dosing.⠀
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The bad news: the middle and left lists you see in the picture above? Those are the antidepressants proven to be least effective for me based on my genetics. Wanna guess, since I first started taking antidepressants, how many on these two lists I’ve taken?⠀
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TEN.⠀
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Want to guess how many have helped?⠀
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ONE. And I was postpartum at the time, so my hormones were entirely different. Hormones stable? Effect gone, side effects suddenly VERY present. NOT. FUN.⠀
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Wanna guess how many I’ve taken in the column on the right?⠀
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NONE.⠀
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Now. To be fair. Many, but not ALL, of them are fairly new-ish. ISH. But we’ve basically spent 30 years of my life trying the same class or two of meds over and over again looking for a different result.⠀
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What is that the definition of???⠀
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I don’t have to tell you.⠀
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So. The even GOODER news: (yes, I know gooder is not a word—I like to make up words. Leave me alone. I’m depressed and have been on useless medications for 30 years. You don’t want to mess with me right now) we are cross-tapering off the current med onto one of the “gooder” (I mean it—don’t start with me) meds and adding a little bit of another to see how that goes.⠀
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So, other than some basic nervousness about side effects, all of which hate me, I continue to feel hopeful, especially with some of the tweaks she’s also making to how we handle my sleep.⠀
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I know it won’t fix everything.⠀
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But right now, it may actually fix SOMETHING. And just fixing SOMETHING would be a huge win.

2019-01-18 02:00   1 1

 

//TESTING RESULTS//⠀ .⠀ Last week I mentioned I felt hope for the first time in a long time because my psychiatrist, who I started seeing two months ago, was going to run some genetic tests to see what meds my body best responds to. A novel idea, yes To not just KEEP GUESSING⠀ .⠀ The test included, in addition antidepressants (which I take), sleep, pain, anxiety, and adhd meds (which I also take) as well as also including mood stabilizers and antipsychotics (which I do NOT).⠀ .⠀ The good news: the sleep/anxiety, pain, and adhd meds I’m taking all fall under the lists of medicines my body best responds to. So the issue there is merely one of dosing.⠀ .⠀ The bad news: the middle and left lists you see in the picture above Those are the antidepressants proven to be least effective for me based on my genetics. Wanna guess, since I first started taking antidepressants, how many on these two lists I’ve taken⠀ .⠀ TEN.⠀ .⠀ Want to guess how many have helped⠀ .⠀ ONE. And I was postpartum at the time, so my hormones were entirely different. Hormones stable Effect gone, side effects suddenly VERY present. NOT. FUN.⠀ .⠀ Wanna guess how many I’ve taken in the column on the right⠀ .⠀ NONE.⠀ .⠀ Now. To be fair. Many, but not ALL, of them are fairly new-ish. ISH. But we’ve basically spent 30 years of my life trying the same class or two of meds over and over again looking for a different result.⠀ .⠀ What is that the definition of⠀ .⠀ I don’t have to tell you.⠀ .⠀ So. The even GOODER news: (yes, I know gooder is not a word—I like to make up words. Leave me alone. I’m depressed and have been on useless medications for 30 years. You don’t want to mess with me right now) we are cross-tapering off the current med onto one of the “gooder” (I mean it—don’t start with me) meds and adding a little bit of another to see how that goes.⠀ .⠀ So, other than some basic nervousness about side effects, all of which hate me, I continue to feel hopeful, especially with some of the tweaks she’s also making to how we handle my sleep.⠀ .⠀ I know it won’t fix everything.⠀ .⠀ But right now, it may actually fix SOMETHING. And just fixing SOMETHING would be a huge win.

A healthy microbiome is the key to weight loss. The microbiome is the community of trillions of bacteria that live within your body. You depend upon your microbiome for many crucial aspects of your health, including your digestion, your metabolism, and your weight. Without a healthy gut, you will find it very hard to lose weight or keep it off.

2019-01-18 02:00   2 1

 

A healthy microbiome is the key to weight loss. The microbiome is the community of trillions of bacteria that live within your body. You depend upon your microbiome for many crucial aspects of your health, including your digestion, your metabolism, and your weight. Without a healthy gut, you will find it very hard to lose weight or keep it off.

🌻 Fluffy Self Care 🌻
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Friends, it's been a looong two weeks. I'm mentally and physically worn down. Today is the only break before a big weekend. Perfect time for an eczema friendly bubblebath, some candles and one of the books I receieved for Christmas
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@markmansonnet #thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck #bath #bathtime #bubblebath #dermaveen #eczema #eczemasafe #eczemafriendly #eczemasucks #eczemalife #lifewitheczema #mentalhealth #depression #mentalillness #chronicillness #mentalhealthblogger #recovery #aussieblogger #mentalhealthrecovery #selfcare #softselfcare #fluffyselfcare #bookstagram #book #books #bookish #bookworm

2019-01-18 01:59   9 0

 

🌻 Fluffy Self Care 🌻 - Friends, it's been a looong two weeks. I'm mentally and physically worn down. Today is the only break before a big weekend. Perfect time for an eczema friendly bubblebath, some candles and one of the books I receieved for Christmas • • @markmansonnet #thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck #bath #bathtime #bubblebath #dermaveen #eczema #eczemasafe #eczemafriendly #eczemasucks #eczemalife #lifewitheczema #mentalhealth #depression #mentalillness #chronicillness #mentalhealthblogger #recovery #aussieblogger #mentalhealthrecovery #selfcare #softselfcare #fluffyselfcare #bookstagram #book #books #bookish #bookworm

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT RIGHT HERE! ❤

Today is the day where I can reveal something amazing to you all.

My "nurturing kindness" online retreat is live and open for enrolments!

WHAT IS IT? 
A 3 week retreat, starting on 1 February, in the comfort of your own home! 
All you need to participate is a working computer and internet connection. 
WHAT DO YOU LEARN?
You will learn lasting and sustainable ways to nurture ans maintain good mental health.
The key to it is kindness. You will find out how applying kindness to yourself improves your mental wellbeing.

HOW IS IT DELIVERED?
When you sign up to my retreat you will receive:
- a weekly counselling call with me to debrief and chat
- exercises to complete at your own pace and feedback
- 4 handouts to keep (can be reused whenever needed)
- email access to myself throughout the 3 weeks for questions, concerns and feedback
- a complimentary follow up call after 1 month of completing the retreat to see how you are going

WHO IS IT FOR
The "nurturing kindness" retreat is for anyone who
- feels a bit in a slump
- wants lasting improvement to their mental health but don't quite know how
- has been trough a tough time and needs advice on how to feel better
- wants to make mental health a daily priority - is committed to better mental health and wants fit into their routine without taking time (and money) off to do so

WHAT DOES IT COST
$375 AUD for 3 weeks

HOW TO ENROL
Send an email to karinhcounselling@gmail.com with "nurturing kindness" and your spot will be booked once payment has been received. 
Yes, payment plans are available. 
Please note - the retreat is NOT a group retreat for privacy and confidentiality reasons

I'm so, so excited and really looking forward to working with YOU towards better mental health that grows stronger every day! 
Any questions, send me an email.

See you at the retreat! ❤

 #kindness #nurturingkindness
 #choosingkindness #mentalhealth #bettermentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalwellbeing #mentallywell #mentalhealthwarrior #healing #healingyourself #healingyoursoul #miscarriage #pregnancyloss #babyloss #infantloss #lossmoms #lossparents #chronicillness #griefsupport #healingafterloss

2019-01-18 01:59   5 0

 

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT RIGHT HERE! ❤ Today is the day where I can reveal something amazing to you all. My "nurturing kindness" online retreat is live and open for enrolments! WHAT IS IT A 3 week retreat, starting on 1 February, in the comfort of your own home! All you need to participate is a working computer and internet connection. WHAT DO YOU LEARN You will learn lasting and sustainable ways to nurture ans maintain good mental health. The key to it is kindness. You will find out how applying kindness to yourself improves your mental wellbeing. HOW IS IT DELIVERED When you sign up to my retreat you will receive: - a weekly counselling call with me to debrief and chat - exercises to complete at your own pace and feedback - 4 handouts to keep (can be reused whenever needed) - email access to myself throughout the 3 weeks for questions, concerns and feedback - a complimentary follow up call after 1 month of completing the retreat to see how you are going WHO IS IT FOR The "nurturing kindness" retreat is for anyone who - feels a bit in a slump - wants lasting improvement to their mental health but don't quite know how - has been trough a tough time and needs advice on how to feel better - wants to make mental health a daily priority - is committed to better mental health and wants fit into their routine without taking time (and money) off to do so WHAT DOES IT COST $375 AUD for 3 weeks HOW TO ENROL Send an email to [email protected]gmail.com with "nurturing kindness" and your spot will be booked once payment has been received. Yes, payment plans are available. Please note - the retreat is NOT a group retreat for privacy and confidentiality reasons I'm so, so excited and really looking forward to working with YOU towards better mental health that grows stronger every day! Any questions, send me an email. See you at the retreat! ❤ #kindness #nurturingkindness #choosingkindness #mentalhealth #bettermentalhealth #mentalhealthsupport #mentalwellbeing #mentallywell #mentalhealthwarrior #healing #healingyourself #healingyoursoul #miscarriage #pregnancyloss #babyloss #infantloss #lossmoms #lossparents #chronicillness #griefsupport #healingafterloss

Today i was a royal sassy butt while being handled 💁🏻‍♀️ also both my mammas noticed that im developing some orange spots on my back, i look even prettier now 😋😍🥰🦎❤️- Dahlia 
Pawtner- _reptiqueen_ gecko_prickles_plus2 fattailfamily 🦎❤️ #leopardgecko #leopardgeckosofig #leopardgeckosofinstagram  #leopardgeckolove #geckosofinstagram #gecko #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #petsofinstagram #petlizard #herpsofinstagram #chronicillness #derp #littledinosaur #littlelizard #cutiepie #scalebaby #lizardsofig #lizardbaby #boopthesnoot #thecutest

2019-01-18 01:57   2 0

 

Today i was a royal sassy butt while being handled 💁🏻‍♀️ also both my mammas noticed that im developing some orange spots on my back, i look even prettier now 😋😍🥰🦎❤️- Dahlia Pawtner- _reptiqueen_ gecko_prickles_plus2 fattailfamily 🦎❤️ #leopardgecko #leopardgeckosofig #leopardgeckosofinstagram #leopardgeckolove #geckosofinstagram #gecko #reptilesofinstagram #reptile #petsofinstagram #petlizard #herpsofinstagram #chronicillness #derp #littledinosaur #littlelizard #cutiepie #scalebaby #lizardsofig #lizardbaby #boopthesnoot #thecutest

Side ponytail - (n) the true marker of a good workout 🙃
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Despite a dysFUNctional immune system thanks to UC and Humira, I beat a nasty cold in under a week. Now I’m back at it in the gym and am celebrating a healthy and sniffle free body with a nice moderate cardio sesh to ease me back into exercising 💦
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When your body is working against you, here’s what I recommend:
- LOTS of sleep and rest
- Take your vitamins, especially vitamins C, B, and D
- Hydrate! Drink lemon water throughout the day
- Skip the sugar, alcohol, and processed foods. You can live without it while your body is healing— I promise!
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Do you have any all natural cold remedies that work for you? Lemme know! ✌🏼

2019-01-18 01:53   7 1

 

Side ponytail - (n) the true marker of a good workout 🙃 . . Despite a dysFUNctional immune system thanks to UC and Humira, I beat a nasty cold in under a week. Now I’m back at it in the gym and am celebrating a healthy and sniffle free body with a nice moderate cardio sesh to ease me back into exercising 💦 . When your body is working against you, here’s what I recommend: - LOTS of sleep and rest - Take your vitamins, especially vitamins C, B, and D - Hydrate! Drink lemon water throughout the day - Skip the sugar, alcohol, and processed foods. You can live without it while your body is healing— I promise! . . Do you have any all natural cold remedies that work for you Lemme know! ✌🏼

Last year was an emotional rollercoaster. From graduating graduate school, starting a new job in a toxic facility that I knew wasn't a good fit, to illness taking over that took almost the whole year to diagnose, and that is still being treated with more answers and health changes to come. A friendship shifted with one of my closest friends in a shocking and unexpected way, which led me to end the toxic relationship. I traveled, I became closer to myself, my artwork, and made some amazing connections who have become friends along the way. .
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I learned the true importance of listening to your gut, your heart, and your mind. I have experienced low low's and even higher highs. I realize that I can't please everyone, I can't do everything, and that sometimes the best thing you can do is let things (people, places, situations) go. I am strong, I know what I want in life, and I go after it. 2019 is going to be my year, the year I say "no" or "enough" to things that get in my way, are unhealthy, or unsupportive. .
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I will be more mindfull of the rules of 5. If it brings me no happiness, doesn't help me grow, or brings me down- and isn't going to matter in 5 minutes, weeks, months, or years, then I will let it or them go. I intend on writing more, learning more, continuing on the path to a healthier and happier nontoxic life. I know there will be bumps in the road, but I will be mindfull of how I react. It will be the year of doing everything with great intent. Pure intentions, remaining mindfull, and open to what may come.
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 #mindfullness #mindovermatter #fibromyalgia #sibo #ibs #endometriosis #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicillness #autoimmune #leakygut #celiac #spoonie #positivevibes #soberaf #happiness #lifewelllived #pureintentions #wellnessblogger #wellness #healthylife #healthandwealth #writer #blogger #warrior #strong #nontoxic

2019-01-18 01:53   5 0

 

Last year was an emotional rollercoaster. From graduating graduate school, starting a new job in a toxic facility that I knew wasn't a good fit, to illness taking over that took almost the whole year to diagnose, and that is still being treated with more answers and health changes to come. A friendship shifted with one of my closest friends in a shocking and unexpected way, which led me to end the toxic relationship. I traveled, I became closer to myself, my artwork, and made some amazing connections who have become friends along the way. . . I learned the true importance of listening to your gut, your heart, and your mind. I have experienced low low's and even higher highs. I realize that I can't please everyone, I can't do everything, and that sometimes the best thing you can do is let things (people, places, situations) go. I am strong, I know what I want in life, and I go after it. 2019 is going to be my year, the year I say "no" or "enough" to things that get in my way, are unhealthy, or unsupportive. . . I will be more mindfull of the rules of 5. If it brings me no happiness, doesn't help me grow, or brings me down- and isn't going to matter in 5 minutes, weeks, months, or years, then I will let it or them go. I intend on writing more, learning more, continuing on the path to a healthier and happier nontoxic life. I know there will be bumps in the road, but I will be mindfull of how I react. It will be the year of doing everything with great intent. Pure intentions, remaining mindfull, and open to what may come. . . . #mindfullness #mindovermatter #fibromyalgia #sibo #ibs #endometriosis #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #chronicillness #autoimmune #leakygut #celiac #spoonie #positivevibes #soberaf #happiness #lifewelllived #pureintentions #wellnessblogger #wellness #healthylife #healthandwealth #writer #blogger #warrior #strong #nontoxic

Don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to who you used to be🥰 #10yearchallenge

2019-01-18 01:53   6 1

 

Don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to who you used to be🥰 #10yearchallenge

I know I say this a lot but I can never say it too much. This is a crazy tough life to live. Its daunting and hard on a daily basis and one of the worst things is that its so hard to understand. Even we can't completely understand it. 
 #fibro #fibromyalgia #hypothyroidism #spoons #spoonies #spoonielife #spoonieproblems  #chronicpain #chronicillness  #mylifewithfibromyalgia #myfibrolife #flaringup #flaring #migraines #butyoudontlooksick #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #spooniestrong #chronicpainwarrior #fibroflare #fibrowarrior #chronicallyill #invisibleillness #migraine #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #butyoudontlooksick #spoonies_united #exhausted #exhaustion #fatigue #chronicillnesssucks #chronicpainsucks

2019-01-18 01:53   4 0

 

I know I say this a lot but I can never say it too much. This is a crazy tough life to live. Its daunting and hard on a daily basis and one of the worst things is that its so hard to understand. Even we can't completely understand it. #fibro #fibromyalgia #hypothyroidism #spoons #spoonies #spoonielife #spoonieproblems  #chronicpain #chronicillness  #mylifewithfibromyalgia #myfibrolife #flaringup #flaring #migraines #butyoudontlooksick #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #spooniestrong #chronicpainwarrior #fibroflare #fibrowarrior #chronicallyill #invisibleillness #migraine #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicpainwarrior #butyoudontlooksick #spoonies_united #exhausted #exhaustion #fatigue #chronicillnesssucks #chronicpainsucks

1 dried apricot = 15 points blood glucose

Well...At least at 5 PM today. I always enjoy trying little experiments to see what my blood sugar will do with different foods. No experiment is the same, but I learn a little from each. As I have been exploring eating cleaner, the benefits of fruit have become more appealing (see what I did there?). The problem there is that getting the insulin dose right tends to drive me bananas. 
Would love to hear anyone’s ideas on fruit in your diet, especially dried fruit which helps me when I am frequently on the go! Any idea would be grape!

2019-01-18 01:52   13 1

 

1 dried apricot = 15 points blood glucose Well...At least at 5 PM today. I always enjoy trying little experiments to see what my blood sugar will do with different foods. No experiment is the same, but I learn a little from each. As I have been exploring eating cleaner, the benefits of fruit have become more appealing (see what I did there). The problem there is that getting the insulin dose right tends to drive me bananas. Would love to hear anyone’s ideas on fruit in your diet, especially dried fruit which helps me when I am frequently on the go! Any idea would be grape!

🔶Do you ever feel like your loosing yourself by just thinking too much about your illness? Maybe we all focus so much of our engergy in to this. Probably because we feel like it controls us, but the more we think about it, is the more it’s going to try to get to us mentally. 🧡I sometimes feel like my whole life is about my illnesses. I focus everything on them because I want to figure out what is going on. I go to doctor appointments because I get obsessed with showing people that I AM in pain so they believe me and because I’m sick of the pain and need the answers. 🧡I only recently noticed that I am scared to start sports again because of those reasons. We all should know that we are much, much more than our chronic illnesses. We should try and focus on the other amazing parts of us. Here are some things about me that I am trying to spend more time working on, doing and thinking of:
1. My pets
2. I love medicine and want to be a pediatric surgeon (a bit obsessed)
3. My friends 
4. Photography 
5. Reading
6. Playing the Flute
7. Cooking/ Baking
8. Gymnastics 
9. Designing my room for the 100 time
10. Waking up before the sun
11. Watching Grey’s Anatomy 
12. Putting on pjs and rapping up in a lot of fuzzy blankets

Your brain controls how you feel and how you live. So live the life you want to live, focus on what makes you happy. And do not get rapped up in your spoonie life, because you are much more than that!

 #crps #chronicillness #makeprogress #2k19 #fakesmile #my_crps_story #learnmore #pain #strong #swelling #repost #livehowyouwanttolive #spreadawerness  #mycrpsstory #crpsworrior #inspired #newyearnewme #findacure #strongertoday #success #painkillers #justsmile #chronicallyill #chronic-pain #ankleinpingment #surgery

The pictures show some of the things I love doing☺️

2019-01-18 01:51   15 1

 

🔶Do you ever feel like your loosing yourself by just thinking too much about your illness Maybe we all focus so much of our engergy in to this. Probably because we feel like it controls us, but the more we think about it, is the more it’s going to try to get to us mentally. 🧡I sometimes feel like my whole life is about my illnesses. I focus everything on them because I want to figure out what is going on. I go to doctor appointments because I get obsessed with showing people that I AM in pain so they believe me and because I’m sick of the pain and need the answers. 🧡I only recently noticed that I am scared to start sports again because of those reasons. We all should know that we are much, much more than our chronic illnesses. We should try and focus on the other amazing parts of us. Here are some things about me that I am trying to spend more time working on, doing and thinking of: 1. My pets 2. I love medicine and want to be a pediatric surgeon (a bit obsessed) 3. My friends 4. Photography 5. Reading 6. Playing the Flute 7. Cooking/ Baking 8. Gymnastics 9. Designing my room for the 100 time 10. Waking up before the sun 11. Watching Grey’s Anatomy 12. Putting on pjs and rapping up in a lot of fuzzy blankets Your brain controls how you feel and how you live. So live the life you want to live, focus on what makes you happy. And do not get rapped up in your spoonie life, because you are much more than that! #crps #chronicillness #makeprogress #2k19 #fakesmile #my_crps_story #learnmore #pain #strong #swelling #repost #livehowyouwanttolive #spreadawerness #mycrpsstory #crpsworrior #inspired #newyearnewme #findacure #strongertoday #success #painkillers #justsmile #chronicallyill #chronic-pain #ankleinpingment #surgery The pictures show some of the things I love doing☺️

Hey there, beautiful Thrivers. I had asked this question several months ago, and so many of you were brave enough to share, I think it’s worth a repost. I think many of us who live with one of the many forms of mental health challenges there are, have things we wish other, especially those close to us, would understand about what it really is & means; in general and for us personally. Although, one source I recently read says, 1 in 6 people are reported to have at least one mental illness. Stats also say that about 75% of people who do suffer from a mental illness do not report it, and are untreated. So that 1 in 6 isn’t even close to an accurate number. I personally know several people I’m close with who fall in that latter population. Mostly due to denial, cultural stigma, fear, ignorance etc... I truly know it’s not easy for all of us to own the fact, and seek treatment, and although we are making headway, the stigma is still alive and kicking. I try my best to help #smashthestigma as often, and as much as possible. We all must, and for those who don’t have an illness, and especially those who have loved ones that do, if you know much about it, please educate yourselves as much as possible, and please don’t judge what you don’t understand. Ok...moving on😁...what do YOU wish people (your friends and family in particular) could understand about your mental health/illness. 💙Leila

 #mentalhealthwarrior #warriorspirit #chronicillness #rebelthriver #mentalhealth #instadaily #empath #soulwork #healing #chronicpain #yoga #meditation #rebelstrong #ellahicks #survivors #domesticviolence #rebelthrivertribe #ptsd #spirituality #lightworker #tribelife #rebelsoul #lovethriveshere #loveliveshere #encouragement #inspirationalquotes #thrive #rise 
www.facebook.com/rebelthrivers

2019-01-18 01:50   9 1

 

Hey there, beautiful Thrivers. I had asked this question several months ago, and so many of you were brave enough to share, I think it’s worth a repost. I think many of us who live with one of the many forms of mental health challenges there are, have things we wish other, especially those close to us, would understand about what it really is & means; in general and for us personally. Although, one source I recently read says, 1 in 6 people are reported to have at least one mental illness. Stats also say that about 75% of people who do suffer from a mental illness do not report it, and are untreated. So that 1 in 6 isn’t even close to an accurate number. I personally know several people I’m close with who fall in that latter population. Mostly due to denial, cultural stigma, fear, ignorance etc... I truly know it’s not easy for all of us to own the fact, and seek treatment, and although we are making headway, the stigma is still alive and kicking. I try my best to help #smashthestigma as often, and as much as possible. We all must, and for those who don’t have an illness, and especially those who have loved ones that do, if you know much about it, please educate yourselves as much as possible, and please don’t judge what you don’t understand. Ok...moving on😁...what do YOU wish people (your friends and family in particular) could understand about your mental health/illness. 💙Leila #mentalhealthwarrior #warriorspirit #chronicillness #rebelthriver #mentalhealth #instadaily #empath #soulwork #healing #chronicpain #yoga #meditation #rebelstrong #ellahicks #survivors #domesticviolence #rebelthrivertribe #ptsd #spirituality #lightworker #tribelife #rebelsoul #lovethriveshere #loveliveshere #encouragement #inspirationalquotes #thrive #rise www.facebook.com/rebelthrivers

Folks, meet my living room wall. I spend so many hour per week resting my back, so it’s important for me to have something pleasing to look at. It makes the recovery process a bit more bearable. These are mostly photos my husband and I have taken throughout the years.

2019-01-18 01:48   4 1

 

Folks, meet my living room wall. I spend so many hour per week resting my back, so it’s important for me to have something pleasing to look at. It makes the recovery process a bit more bearable. These are mostly photos my husband and I have taken throughout the years.

Mamá me siento mal, estoy debil, me duele mucho, siento que me ahogo y voy a explotar. *No,No quiero ir al hospital, no me van a hacer nada, me van a maltratar, ese lugar me da miedo; SI miedo, miedo de que no me ayuden, miedo de repetir pruebas, ya no quiero agujas ni sueros, no quiero volver a ese lugar🏥

Para ti es una ayuda ir a un centro, para alguien como yo que tiene tarjeta de cliente frecuente ya no es mas ayuda, es ir por un pasillo oscuro y entrar a una sala donde escuchas con frecuencia las palabras: NO SE QUE HACER/ NO SE QUE TIENE/ QUE ES SMAS 
Así...Que..
No se preocupe Dr YA estoy BIEN☺
_SONRISA_ mientras las lágrimas salen de mis ojos Mg389
 # me tomé el atolito(suplemento alimenticio) "para ayudarme"" o empeorar-
 #enfermedadesraras #chronicalpain #chronicillness #chronicillness #enfermedadesraras #chronicalpain

2019-01-18 01:48   3 0

 

Mamá me siento mal, estoy debil, me duele mucho, siento que me ahogo y voy a explotar. *No,No quiero ir al hospital, no me van a hacer nada, me van a maltratar, ese lugar me da miedo; SI miedo, miedo de que no me ayuden, miedo de repetir pruebas, ya no quiero agujas ni sueros, no quiero volver a ese lugar🏥 Para ti es una ayuda ir a un centro, para alguien como yo que tiene tarjeta de cliente frecuente ya no es mas ayuda, es ir por un pasillo oscuro y entrar a una sala donde escuchas con frecuencia las palabras: NO SE QUE HACER/ NO SE QUE TIENE/ QUE ES SMAS Así...Que.. No se preocupe Dr YA estoy BIEN☺ _SONRISA_ mientras las lágrimas salen de mis ojos Mg389 # me tomé el atolito(suplemento alimenticio) "para ayudarme"" o empeorar- #enfermedadesraras #chronicalpain #chronicillness #chronicillness #enfermedadesraras #chronicalpain

Do you like shopping sales? These items are available on my website at some amazing prices. ❤️ This is just a few items of hundreds up to 75% off 🙌🏽 @agnesanddora . .
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2019-01-18 01:47   6 1

 

Do you like shopping sales These items are available on my website at some amazing prices. ❤️ This is just a few items of hundreds up to 75% off 🙌🏽 @agnesanddora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #agnesanddora #lizasboutique #workingwomanfashion #workfromhomemom #momlife #sweater #clearance #agnesanddora #lookbeautiful #feelbeautiful #bosslady #youdontlooksick #fibromyalgia #workingwithfibro #fibrowarrior #lovemyjob #entrepreneur #momfashion #lookbeautiful #feelbeautiful #workthroughthepain #chronicillness #outfitinspiration #stocktonca #stocktonbusiness #spanoswest

💥💥💥REPOST💥💥💥 @authorlatoyam The idea of someone creating such a bag book for us chronic warriors to keep record of all our health junk just blew me away. As someone who battles damn near 20 different chronic conditions, I support this work of creativity. Latoya, thank you! Wellness prayers for you sis🙏🏾 Ok guys ➡️Copy & Paste this link to get your copy or give as a gift to someone who may find it useful.➡️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1792977689  #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonielife #healthiswealth #medicalassistant #nursingstudent #medicalstudent #doctorsassistant #amazondeals

2019-01-18 01:47   4 0

 

💥💥💥REPOST💥💥💥 @authorlatoyam The idea of someone creating such a bag book for us chronic warriors to keep record of all our health junk just blew me away. As someone who battles damn near 20 different chronic conditions, I support this work of creativity. Latoya, thank you! Wellness prayers for you sis🙏🏾 Ok guys ➡️Copy & Paste this link to get your copy or give as a gift to someone who may find it useful.➡️ https://www.amazon.com/dp/1792977689 #chronicillness #chronicpain #spoonielife #healthiswealth #medicalassistant #nursingstudent #medicalstudent #doctorsassistant #amazondeals

Today I went to urgent care and was officially diagnosed with a respiratory infection. Well, I knew it but it makes me scared because I’m already so weak. At the doctor’s office was even the first time I’ve had a fever in forever. I was utterly shocked. I’m still numbly cold. She put me on liquid Azithromycin and a nebulizer (thank God!). Although I am super nervous about taking any kind of antibiotics because I know they usually cause severe GI issues. And I definitely don’t want any worse GI issues than I already have. I wonder if all people get side effects from antibiotics. It’s making me so anxious!!! I’m trying to not think about it. At least my doctor was super nice and she actually prescribed me a nebulizer. And I love going to the Urgent Care building because I can make yummy, warm, cozy hot tea. That always cheers me up. I’m praying the antibiotics start working soon and I don’t have any side effects. And I’m still super praying my family gets a gas delivery tomorrow because we could literally possibly run out of gas/heat in the middle of the night. I’m praying God is watching over my family and I!!! And I pray you all have a good and relaxing night!!! #thursday #happythursday #God #praying #grateful #pneumonia #faith #selfie #dontgiveup #warrior #mentalhealth #mentalillness #anxiety #depression #stress #illness #chronicillness #invisibleillness #ibs #ibd #crohns #gastritis #gastroparesis #spoonie #strength #staystrong 🤧😴😩😔😣💪🏻🙏🏻❤️💖

2019-01-18 01:47   8 1

 

Today I went to urgent care and was officially diagnosed with a respiratory infection. Well, I knew it but it makes me scared because I’m already so weak. At the doctor’s office was even the first time I’ve had a fever in forever. I was utterly shocked. I’m still numbly cold. She put me on liquid Azithromycin and a nebulizer (thank God!). Although I am super nervous about taking any kind of antibiotics because I know they usually cause severe GI issues. And I definitely don’t want any worse GI issues than I already have. I wonder if all people get side effects from antibiotics. It’s making me so anxious!!! I’m trying to not think about it. At least my doctor was super nice and she actually prescribed me a nebulizer. And I love going to the Urgent Care building because I can make yummy, warm, cozy hot tea. That always cheers me up. I’m praying the antibiotics start working soon and I don’t have any side effects. And I’m still super praying my family gets a gas delivery tomorrow because we could literally possibly run out of gas/heat in the middle of the night. I’m praying God is watching over my family and I!!! And I pray you all have a good and relaxing night!!! #thursday #happythursday #God #praying #grateful #pneumonia #faith #selfie #dontgiveup #warrior #mentalhealth #mentalillness #anxiety #depression #stress #illness #chronicillness #invisibleillness #ibs #ibd #crohns #gastritis #gastroparesis #spoonie #strength #staystrong 🤧😴😩😔😣💪🏻🙏🏻❤️💖

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Katie: Hello! I’m a 24 year old CFer who is in the midst of getting my PsyD in Clinical Psychology. I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 2 months old due to failure to thrive, and have been doing my best to thrive since 💃🏼 First and foremost, I want this page to be a way to connect with other CFers and other CFers’ support systems. Additionally, I want to educate others on the ins and outs of this disease and hope to make a positive impact on the community! ————————————————
Reed: Hello everybody, I’m a 24 year old significant other of a CFer. I am currently in my last year of my DPT program for physical therapy. Katie and I met over a year ago and have had an incredibly strong connection from day one. I couldn’t imagine my life without her. She informed me of having CF from our first date and that has only brought us closer. I would like to help provide an insight on what it is like to be the significant other of someone with CF and day to day life. I am also here to offer support to any other significant others of CFers. ————————————————
Together we hope to talk about life with CF and life dating a person with CF. We each have our own experience with the same illness and we hope that this can open up a way for more CFers, their partners, friends, and more can feel understood and supported ❤️ With both of our personal perspectives as well as professional perspectives we hope this page can create the most awareness and happiness! 
 #cysticfibrosis #CF #cysters #fibros #cfawareness #curecf #chronicillness #chronicloveclub #cfirl #65roses #fucf #fightcf #relationship #cfboyfriend #love #lovelife

2019-01-18 01:47   7 2

 

————————————————An introduction to us: Katie: Hello! I’m a 24 year old CFer who is in the midst of getting my PsyD in Clinical Psychology. I was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 2 months old due to failure to thrive, and have been doing my best to thrive since 💃🏼 First and foremost, I want this page to be a way to connect with other CFers and other CFers’ support systems. Additionally, I want to educate others on the ins and outs of this disease and hope to make a positive impact on the community! ———————————————— Reed: Hello everybody, I’m a 24 year old significant other of a CFer. I am currently in my last year of my DPT program for physical therapy. Katie and I met over a year ago and have had an incredibly strong connection from day one. I couldn’t imagine my life without her. She informed me of having CF from our first date and that has only brought us closer. I would like to help provide an insight on what it is like to be the significant other of someone with CF and day to day life. I am also here to offer support to any other significant others of CFers. ———————————————— Together we hope to talk about life with CF and life dating a person with CF. We each have our own experience with the same illness and we hope that this can open up a way for more CFers, their partners, friends, and more can feel understood and supported ❤️ With both of our personal perspectives as well as professional perspectives we hope this page can create the most awareness and happiness! #cysticfibrosis #CF #cysters #fibros #cfawareness #curecf #chronicillness #chronicloveclub #cfirl #65roses #fucf #fightcf #relationship #cfboyfriend #love #lovelife

Nothing like some late afternoon coffee (decaf of course)!!❤️☕️🙌🏻 Also, I wanted to play along with Liz @lizmariegalvan for #lmblovescoffee I got to meet her last weekend and she is just amazing!! ✔️to meeting one of my most favorite/ most inspiring decor accts🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
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I’m also extra happy and savoring every sip of my coffee bc I couldn’t drink it for years... and for a coffee loving girl that was absolute torture. I’ve shared a little in the past, but in case you don’t know my story... I lived in a home with hidden toxic mold... turns out 1 in 4 have the genetics to get very sick from mold (autoimmune disease).... so guess who has those genes 🙋🏻‍♀️ this girl right here😬 Mold tanked my immune system and allowed Lyme to come out and thrive (got bit by ticks growing up in VA). Those two triggered an allergy condition called mast cell activation disorder... basically my immune started responding to all sorts of things like it was a threat so I became allergic to almost everything. I got down to 10 foods I could eat and lost most drinks other than water and nettle tea.... its been 4 years now 😱 I am out of mold and have been treating Lyme for over two years. Things have been improving, but not my allergies. So I started working w/ an allergist to get shots to stop my allergy reactions. I’m 7 months in and I’m happy to report that I have worked up to 4 oz of coffee a day... I can’t tell you how amazing it is to drink some coffee and not feel like my throat will close up or get burning hives! So Liz @lizmariegalvan I would happily joy you in coffee view sharing bc I’m so stinkin happy to drink a little coffee again!!!!❤️🙌🏻💃🏻☕️
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 #lmbpresets #agatheringplacefordecor @simply_decorated @everevolvinghome.heather #rusticmodernmix @wildrosecountryhome @brightfire_living #myfarmhousesunshine @houseelm @mmp_designs #vintagehomecrush @christy.shaww @rustymaplecottage @cottage.and.design #myanthropologie #anthrohome #myanthrophoto #hyggehome #coffeebreaks #coffeemugs #coffeemugoftheday #butfirstcoffee #cottagechic #cottagecharm #farmhousediningroom #farmhousechic #farmhousecharm #chronicillness

2019-01-18 01:45   28 2

 

Nothing like some late afternoon coffee (decaf of course)!!❤️☕️🙌🏻 Also, I wanted to play along with Liz @lizmariegalvan for #lmblovescoffee I got to meet her last weekend and she is just amazing!! ✔️to meeting one of my most favorite/ most inspiring decor accts🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 . . I’m also extra happy and savoring every sip of my coffee bc I couldn’t drink it for years... and for a coffee loving girl that was absolute torture. I’ve shared a little in the past, but in case you don’t know my story... I lived in a home with hidden toxic mold... turns out 1 in 4 have the genetics to get very sick from mold (autoimmune disease).... so guess who has those genes 🙋🏻‍♀️ this girl right here😬 Mold tanked my immune system and allowed Lyme to come out and thrive (got bit by ticks growing up in VA). Those two triggered an allergy condition called mast cell activation disorder... basically my immune started responding to all sorts of things like it was a threat so I became allergic to almost everything. I got down to 10 foods I could eat and lost most drinks other than water and nettle tea.... its been 4 years now 😱 I am out of mold and have been treating Lyme for over two years. Things have been improving, but not my allergies. So I started working w/ an allergist to get shots to stop my allergy reactions. I’m 7 months in and I’m happy to report that I have worked up to 4 oz of coffee a day... I can’t tell you how amazing it is to drink some coffee and not feel like my throat will close up or get burning hives! So Liz @lizmariegalvan I would happily joy you in coffee view sharing bc I’m so stinkin happy to drink a little coffee again!!!!❤️🙌🏻💃🏻☕️ . . PS this is a sneak peek to my dining room refresh 🙌🏻 . . . #lmbpresets #agatheringplacefordecor @simply_decorated @everevolvinghome.heather #rusticmodernmix @wildrosecountryhome @brightfire_living #myfarmhousesunshine @houseelm @mmp_designs #vintagehomecrush @christy.shaww @rustymaplecottage @cottage.and.design #myanthropologie #anthrohome #myanthrophoto #hyggehome #coffeebreaks #coffeemugs #coffeemugoftheday #butfirstcoffee #cottagechic #cottagecharm #farmhousediningroom #farmhousechic #farmhousecharm #chronicillness

🎶 Jammin to praise & worship in the ER with a pretty swollen new port. So thankful for prayers. 💛
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“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made PERFECT in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, THEN I am strong.”
[1 Corinthians 12:9-10] 
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🎶 Jammin to praise & worship in the ER with a pretty swollen new port. So thankful for prayers. 💛 // “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made PERFECT in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, THEN I am strong.” [1 Corinthians 12:9-10] #weakmadestrong #sufferstrong

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made this buddha bowl for my hubby ❤️ white mac and cheese (low fat) with brown rice and quinoa pasta, baked potatoes-baked twice, mashed avocado, and tomatoes 🍅
he’s been eating plant based for a long time but is trying to choose more nutrient dense foods...so he skipped his favorite white jasmine rice today 🙌🏻 this was delish! i had a much smaller version of this meal 😂
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2019-01-18 01:40   11 0

 

#Repost @holistically_thriving (@get_repost) ・・・ made this buddha bowl for my hubby ❤️ white mac and cheese (low fat) with brown rice and quinoa pasta, baked potatoes-baked twice, mashed avocado, and tomatoes 🍅 he’s been eating plant based for a long time but is trying to choose more nutrient dense foods...so he skipped his favorite white jasmine rice today 🙌🏻 this was delish! i had a much smaller version of this meal 😂 . . . #medicalmedium #vegan #plantbased #plantpower #macandcheese #buddhabowl #wholefoods #glutenfree #potatoes #veganfoodshare #cleaneating #dairyfree #avocado #pasta #health #treatyoself #chronicillness #delish

How am I using my time?

Such an important question to ask yourself.
Last year I went through some challenging times, where I struggled to get back into my routine and strengthen my motivation.
I reflected towards the end of last year on everything I did and didn’t do last year, and what changes I could make to make 2019 my best year yet.
By evaluating how I was using my time, I was able to design a plan for my life to get myself into a healthier and more productive routine.
There are a lot of different types of goals that I have set my mind on accomplishing this year, and being able to use my time wisely truly revealed to me, how much time I was actually wasting. 
Now that I have a routine, I catch myself feeling I don’t have enough time in the day to complete the things that I want to do.
So, I’ve been conditioning myself to wake up earlier every day so that I reach my goal of waking up at 5am daily to begin my day. 
It is challenging, but when I do succeed in waking up early, I find myself starting my mornings out in a peaceful state. 
Where I don’t feel rushed, and where I can do my morning routine.
It has honestly made a huge difference in my mood, where I feel more stable when emotions arise, and I can clearly approach challenges that come my way. 
Gifting myself with more time each day has truly been impactful and life changing for me, and I’m excited to see all the accomplishments at the end of this year.

2019-01-18 01:40   16 1

 

How am I using my time Such an important question to ask yourself. Last year I went through some challenging times, where I struggled to get back into my routine and strengthen my motivation. I reflected towards the end of last year on everything I did and didn’t do last year, and what changes I could make to make 2019 my best year yet. By evaluating how I was using my time, I was able to design a plan for my life to get myself into a healthier and more productive routine. There are a lot of different types of goals that I have set my mind on accomplishing this year, and being able to use my time wisely truly revealed to me, how much time I was actually wasting. Now that I have a routine, I catch myself feeling I don’t have enough time in the day to complete the things that I want to do. So, I’ve been conditioning myself to wake up earlier every day so that I reach my goal of waking up at 5am daily to begin my day. It is challenging, but when I do succeed in waking up early, I find myself starting my mornings out in a peaceful state. Where I don’t feel rushed, and where I can do my morning routine. It has honestly made a huge difference in my mood, where I feel more stable when emotions arise, and I can clearly approach challenges that come my way. Gifting myself with more time each day has truly been impactful and life changing for me, and I’m excited to see all the accomplishments at the end of this year.

Today’s one meal is pork roast, cheese and broccoli mashed potato and home made nachos. Also half a kombucha and a nutrient dense smoothie. Tastes very good! #homecooked #omad #onemealaday #transformation #foodjournal #weightlifting  #ftm #mindfulness #healthandfitness #fitbit #intermittentfasting #beatdepression  #beatanxiety #healthateverysize #healthandwellness #transman #eatingdisorderrecovery #ftmfitness #chronicpain #chroniclyme #chronicillness  #chronicallyawesome #keepswimming #nevergiveup

2019-01-18 01:39   10 1

 

Today’s one meal is pork roast, cheese and broccoli mashed potato and home made nachos. Also half a kombucha and a nutrient dense smoothie. Tastes very good! #homecooked #omad #onemealaday #transformation #foodjournal #weightlifting #ftm #mindfulness #healthandfitness #fitbit #intermittentfasting #beatdepression #beatanxiety #healthateverysize #healthandwellness #transman #eatingdisorderrecovery #ftmfitness #chronicpain #chroniclyme #chronicillness #chronicallyawesome #keepswimming #nevergiveup

Day 10! Wearing striped Black Friday by @dangerfieldclothing tee from day one with olive jersey @jeanswest Shorts from days 3 and 4 and black sandals from @zierashoes Added a beaded necklace and pink unicorn cameo brooch for interest.

I made it through my 10x10 capsule wardrobe only taking 2 days off and I learnt so much about what my body needs and even cleared some more clutter from my wardrobe. Although I am now in the hunt for some more items to increase my home clothes because following the Up and Dressed philosophy has been so helpful mentally and I want to continue that as much as possible. I learnt to be flexible and let of things that I had picked but didn’t work for my nerve pain. My original selection of 10 items didn’t pan out and I didnt end up creating 10 outfits since I missed 2 days and rewore some things more but I don’t count it as a failure. I learnt that doing this does help my feel better and I learnt what clothes I need to add to my wardrobe so I can do this. So it’s a different kind of win. And now that I’ve waffled for ages about my clothes I shall leave it here and rest up so I have he eBay chance of making it through the worst day of this heatwave. Stay cool my friends. 
 #syw19 #shopyourwardrobe #10x10 #capsulewardrobe #upanddressed #babewithamobilityaid #disabledandcute #hotpersoninawheelchair #ootd #fashion #style #whatiwore #styleover30 #instafashion #instastyle #shopping #spooniefashion #wheelchairfashion #wheelchairstyle #bemindful #wheelchair #crutches #crps #dystonia #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisibleillness #spoonielife #butyoudontlooksick

2019-01-18 01:39   13 1

 

Day 10! Wearing striped Black Friday by @dangerfieldclothing tee from day one with olive jersey @jeanswest Shorts from days 3 and 4 and black sandals from @zierashoes Added a beaded necklace and pink unicorn cameo brooch for interest. I made it through my 10x10 capsule wardrobe only taking 2 days off and I learnt so much about what my body needs and even cleared some more clutter from my wardrobe. Although I am now in the hunt for some more items to increase my home clothes because following the Up and Dressed philosophy has been so helpful mentally and I want to continue that as much as possible. I learnt to be flexible and let of things that I had picked but didn’t work for my nerve pain. My original selection of 10 items didn’t pan out and I didnt end up creating 10 outfits since I missed 2 days and rewore some things more but I don’t count it as a failure. I learnt that doing this does help my feel better and I learnt what clothes I need to add to my wardrobe so I can do this. So it’s a different kind of win. And now that I’ve waffled for ages about my clothes I shall leave it here and rest up so I have he eBay chance of making it through the worst day of this heatwave. Stay cool my friends. #syw19 #shopyourwardrobe #10x10 #capsulewardrobe #upanddressed #babewithamobilityaid #disabledandcute #hotpersoninawheelchair #ootd #fashion #style #whatiwore #styleover30 #instafashion #instastyle #shopping #spooniefashion #wheelchairfashion #wheelchairstyle #bemindful #wheelchair #crutches #crps #dystonia #fibromyalgia #chronicillness #chronicpain #invisibleillness #spoonielife #butyoudontlooksick

Hair loss and thinning. A sad reality for many healing from chronic infections and toxicity. I stopped wearing my hair in a ponytail for years bc so much had fallen out that I went from needing two big hair ties to pull it back to one very small tie and it was a constant reminder of how thin and sparse my hair was. 😦😢On a hair wash day it’s clean and fluffy and I can almost hide the thinness to an outside eye. But it’s still thin and falling out in waves and gets me down from time to time!! Checking iron and thyroid status are a great place to start to address hair loss and lack of regrowth. Biotin is also an obvious nutrient to check and if deficient replenish. However, it’s often much more complex than those markers. For me I notice extra loss during heavy metal detox and other cleansing of various chronic infections. Mold toxicity will also contribute to hair thinning and lack of regrowth. Copper dumping can also block follicles to prevent regrowth. So what is this tiny non-descript bottle? Well it’s my attempt to help regrow some lost hairs! My theme for 2019 is 🌱replenish and abundance🌱 and I hope that I can nourish, regrow, and improve my hair with some natural oils. My long time health sister @bites.of.faith actually made this hair growth concoction for me. She is the best and a truly kind soul! ❤️❤️It contains: Castor oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood. I’ve been applying straight castor oil to my eyebrows over the past year, and it’s worked wonders on that outer third thinning that occurs from low thyroid, but I haven’t tried to really address my overall hair and am excited to use this combo of oils. I am applying a dime size amount the night before hair wash day (which for me is only 2 times per week) and sleeping with it on. I’ll update y’all in a few months with how it’s working! #replenish #hairloss #hairthinning #healingwithnature #essentialoils #healingfromchronicillness #chronicillness #lyme #pots #toxicity #heavymetal #thyroid #iron #healthandbeingstassi #healthandbeing #healthandwellness

2019-01-18 01:37   14 6

 

Hair loss and thinning. A sad reality for many healing from chronic infections and toxicity. I stopped wearing my hair in a ponytail for years bc so much had fallen out that I went from needing two big hair ties to pull it back to one very small tie and it was a constant reminder of how thin and sparse my hair was. 😦😢On a hair wash day it’s clean and fluffy and I can almost hide the thinness to an outside eye. But it’s still thin and falling out in waves and gets me down from time to time!! Checking iron and thyroid status are a great place to start to address hair loss and lack of regrowth. Biotin is also an obvious nutrient to check and if deficient replenish. However, it’s often much more complex than those markers. For me I notice extra loss during heavy metal detox and other cleansing of various chronic infections. Mold toxicity will also contribute to hair thinning and lack of regrowth. Copper dumping can also block follicles to prevent regrowth. So what is this tiny non-descript bottle Well it’s my attempt to help regrow some lost hairs! My theme for 2019 is 🌱replenish and abundance🌱 and I hope that I can nourish, regrow, and improve my hair with some natural oils. My long time health sister @bites.of.faith actually made this hair growth concoction for me. She is the best and a truly kind soul! ❤️❤️It contains: Castor oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood. I’ve been applying straight castor oil to my eyebrows over the past year, and it’s worked wonders on that outer third thinning that occurs from low thyroid, but I haven’t tried to really address my overall hair and am excited to use this combo of oils. I am applying a dime size amount the night before hair wash day (which for me is only 2 times per week) and sleeping with it on. I’ll update y’all in a few months with how it’s working! #replenish #hairloss #hairthinning #healingwithnature #essentialoils #healingfromchronicillness #chronicillness #lyme #pots #toxicity #heavymetal #thyroid #iron #healthandbeingstassi #healthandbeing #healthandwellness

In an effort to lower opioid intake, some veterans are turning to hemp products like CBD oil, to treat chronic pain and PTSD. Video Via @CBSNews 
Shop CBD at WWW.BENEFICIALHEMP.SHOP
@beneficialhemp 
 #beneficialhemp

2019-01-18 01:37   11 1

 

In an effort to lower opioid intake, some veterans are turning to hemp products like CBD oil, to treat chronic pain and PTSD. Video Via @CBSNews Shop CBD at WWW.BENEFICIALHEMP.SHOP @beneficialhemp #beneficialhemp

Seen a lot of people doing the #10yearchallenge 
Obviously I look different to how I did in at age 17 but what’s more important than how I look is the things I’ve experienced over the last 10 years. The obstacles I’ve overcome. The achievements I’ve made in life.
I’ve battled my mental health 
Been sectioned
Fought through chronic pain & fatigue
Coped with epilepsy 
Been bed bound and hospitalised countless times
Went back to education to get my Maths & English
Done volunteer work
Experienced Love
Experienced Heartbreak 
Gone abroad alone
Started a blog
Started making videos 
Started livestreaming 
Become an Auntie
Moved home I dunno how many times.
Enjoyed holidays
Made memories
Started a fitness journey 
Gained confidence 
Helped others.
That’s just off the top of my head.
If my Grandads anything to go by, I won’t be in my 80s and looking back on how I looked and I don’t really want to be either.
I want to be telling my Grandkids stories about the life I lived 💙
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2019-01-18 01:36   20 0

 

Seen a lot of people doing the #10yearchallenge Obviously I look different to how I did in at age 17 but what’s more important than how I look is the things I’ve experienced over the last 10 years. The obstacles I’ve overcome. The achievements I’ve made in life. I’ve battled my mental health Been sectioned Fought through chronic pain & fatigue Coped with epilepsy Been bed bound and hospitalised countless times Went back to education to get my Maths & English Done volunteer work Experienced Love Experienced Heartbreak Gone abroad alone Started a blog Started making videos Started livestreaming Become an Auntie Moved home I dunno how many times. Enjoyed holidays Made memories Started a fitness journey Gained confidence Helped others. That’s just off the top of my head. If my Grandads anything to go by, I won’t be in my 80s and looking back on how I looked and I don’t really want to be either. I want to be telling my Grandkids stories about the life I lived 💙 ▫️ ▫️ ▫️ #happiness #selflove #memories #confidence #life #love holidays #family #health #mentalhealth #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #epilepsy #seizures #fitness #travel #blogger #streamer

I’ll be doing my first official interview tonight with the @urbankidneyalliance 🔥💚 Check it out and pass it on. 1/7 Americans is experiencing kidney failure and most of the people dying / becoming ill from this silent killer are Black, Native American & Latina women. High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney failure. Let’s talk about this. https://www.facebook.com/100000483439469/posts/2928547197171366/ ☀️ #thriving #living #chronicillness #vasculitis #wegenersgranulomatosis #kidneyfailure #kidneydisease #dialysis #dialysispatient #dialysislife #hemodialysis 🔥 #entrepreneur #frommothersgarden #blackownedbusiness #professionalharasser ☺️💚 #Brooklyn #ny #prospectpark

2019-01-18 01:36   5 0

 

I’ll be doing my first official interview tonight with the @urbankidneyalliance 🔥💚 Check it out and pass it on. 1/7 Americans is experiencing kidney failure and most of the people dying / becoming ill from this silent killer are Black, Native American & Latina women. High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney failure. Let’s talk about this. https://www.facebook.com/100000483439469/posts/2928547197171366/ ☀️ #thriving #living #chronicillness #vasculitis #wegenersgranulomatosis #kidneyfailure #kidneydisease #dialysis #dialysispatient #dialysislife #hemodialysis 🔥 #entrepreneur #frommothersgarden #blackownedbusiness #professionalharasser ☺️💚 #Brooklyn #ny #prospectpark

It’s not that IT didn’t work, it’s that I didn’t. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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You thought you got me, huh? LOL. I’ve got NOTHING to hid over here, fam. If we’re just point blank answering why I haven’t lost more weight — it’s because I gave excuses, half-assed the last 8 months, and didn’t put in the work.
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Don’t get me wrong — health was and still is my #1 priority. But 2018 was a struggle. And I have no problem admitting it. 😉
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I never gave up. I just gave myself some time. I navigated new diagnoses, more tests and procedures, new medication, less medication, losing a parent, starting my period again — I mean. It was just a lot. .
Even through that, though. I didn’t give up. I’m not making excuses now, either. I’m just reasoning with you. .
I need you to understand that I’m a human, too. Life happens to me just like everyone else. And there was just a lot of life happening in 2018, ya feel me? 👏👏👏
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But just like when I started this journey in November of 2016, my GOAL has ALWAYS been to be the BEST version of myself and to live my HAPPIEST and HEALTHIEST life. .
That. Is. It. 😍
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It’s never been about the number on the scale or the size of my jeans.
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To date, though. I’ve lost 60 lbs. I’ve gone from a 3X to a L/XL. I’ve gone from 20/22 to a 14/16. And that is a HUGE MF ACCOMPLISHMENT IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF. .
But more than that: I went from 12 medications to 4. I’ve only had 4 migraines in the last 2.5 years. My body is REGULATING ITSELF and I’m having NORMAL PERIODS!!!!! This was the first year since 2012 I haven’t had a colon flare from Nov-Jan. My blood pressure is normal. I have more good days than bad. I AM CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE. .
I just feel good, y’all. ✨
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I haven’t lost more weight cause I spent some time resting and healing. I haven’t lost more weight because I’m not focused on that. I haven’t lost more weight because I quit putting in the work for a minute. .
And that’s okay. 😘
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But ya girl is back, better than ever! And if you wanna work on being the BEST YOU this year, you know where to find me! ✌🏻
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2019-01-18 01:35   13 3

 

It’s not that IT didn’t work, it’s that I didn’t. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . You thought you got me, huh LOL. I’ve got NOTHING to hid over here, fam. If we’re just point blank answering why I haven’t lost more weight — it’s because I gave excuses, half-assed the last 8 months, and didn’t put in the work. . Don’t get me wrong — health was and still is my #1 priority. But 2018 was a struggle. And I have no problem admitting it. 😉 . I never gave up. I just gave myself some time. I navigated new diagnoses, more tests and procedures, new medication, less medication, losing a parent, starting my period again — I mean. It was just a lot. . Even through that, though. I didn’t give up. I’m not making excuses now, either. I’m just reasoning with you. . I need you to understand that I’m a human, too. Life happens to me just like everyone else. And there was just a lot of life happening in 2018, ya feel me 👏👏👏 . But just like when I started this journey in November of 2016, my GOAL has ALWAYS been to be the BEST version of myself and to live my HAPPIEST and HEALTHIEST life. . That. Is. It. 😍 . It’s never been about the number on the scale or the size of my jeans. . To date, though. I’ve lost 60 lbs. I’ve gone from a 3X to a L/XL. I’ve gone from 20/22 to a 14/16. And that is a HUGE MF ACCOMPLISHMENT IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF. . But more than that: I went from 12 medications to 4. I’ve only had 4 migraines in the last 2.5 years. My body is REGULATING ITSELF and I’m having NORMAL PERIODS!!!!! This was the first year since 2012 I haven’t had a colon flare from Nov-Jan. My blood pressure is normal. I have more good days than bad. I AM CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE. . I just feel good, y’all. ✨ . I haven’t lost more weight cause I spent some time resting and healing. I haven’t lost more weight because I’m not focused on that. I haven’t lost more weight because I quit putting in the work for a minute. . And that’s okay. 😘 . But ya girl is back, better than ever! And if you wanna work on being the BEST YOU this year, you know where to find me! ✌🏻 . • •

For anyone that thinks what they do in their daily lives has no significance to others, please check this out. 
I had two, awesome things happen today that made me see that what I’m doing does make a difference and I am on my correct path. When you pray for signs to validate your current journey, you will receive them. You just have to keep your heart open and have Faith that it’s all going as it should. 
I’ve been wondering if I truly am doing my purpose and today I received two powerful yes, you are answers. 
Thank you @hallandoatesofficial and @sydneywalshhh for making my week with just a simple like and video. 
This inspires me to keep inspiring ALL OF YOU! 
 #lymedisease 
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 #hallandoates 
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2019-01-18 01:35   6 0

 

For anyone that thinks what they do in their daily lives has no significance to others, please check this out. I had two, awesome things happen today that made me see that what I’m doing does make a difference and I am on my correct path. When you pray for signs to validate your current journey, you will receive them. You just have to keep your heart open and have Faith that it’s all going as it should. I’ve been wondering if I truly am doing my purpose and today I received two powerful yes, you are answers. Thank you @hallandoatesofficial and @sydneywalshhh for making my week with just a simple like and video. This inspires me to keep inspiring ALL OF YOU! #lymedisease #jgfleadhealthcoach #unitedforlyme #chronicillness #youmakemydreamscometrue #BestDayEver #hallandoates #rockandsoul #mydaughterrocks 💚💋💛💜💖😇🙏🏻

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2019-01-18 01:34   7 0

 
I’ll be doing my first official interview tonight with the @urbankidneyalliance 🔥💚 Check it out and pass it on. 1/7 Americans is experiencing kidney failure and most of the people dying / becoming ill from this silent killer are Black, Native American & Latina women. High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney failure. Let’s talk about this. https://www.facebook.com/100000483439469/posts/2928547197171366/ ☀️ #thriving #living #chronicillness #vasculitis #wegenersgranulomatosis #kidneyfailure #kidneydisease #dialysis #dialysispatient #dialysislife #hemodialysis 🔥 #entrepreneur #frommothersgarden #blackownedbusiness #professionalharasser ☺️💚 #Brooklyn #ny #prospectpark

2019-01-18 01:34   9 0

 

I’ll be doing my first official interview tonight with the @urbankidneyalliance 🔥💚 Check it out and pass it on. 1/7 Americans is experiencing kidney failure and most of the people dying / becoming ill from this silent killer are Black, Native American & Latina women. High blood pressure and diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney failure. Let’s talk about this. https://www.facebook.com/100000483439469/posts/2928547197171366/ ☀️ #thriving #living #chronicillness #vasculitis #wegenersgranulomatosis #kidneyfailure #kidneydisease #dialysis #dialysispatient #dialysislife #hemodialysis 🔥 #entrepreneur #frommothersgarden #blackownedbusiness #professionalharasser ☺️💚 #Brooklyn #ny #prospectpark

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2019-01-18 01:33   247 10

 

⭐️Like this photo and head to 👉🏼@thegivingcollection to enter. It takes just 30 seconds to enter! . . 👉🏼OPEN WORLDWIDE 👈🏼. ⭐️I’ve teamed up with some friends to offer not one but TWO lucky winners $500 to Ikea! Cash option is available. . . ⭐️Giveaway closes Sunday 1/20 at 8pm est. This is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with Instagram or Ikea. Open worldwide to anyone 18 years of age or older. Winner must not be private when we announce and will be selected and notified 1/21 by 9 pm est. Winnings will be sent upon proof of a valid ID. 📷 @angelarose_diyhome . . . . #inspiration #latinablogger #dayinthelife #californiainfluencer #traveller #instagramers #chronicillness #invisableillness #gastroparesis #gastroparesisWarrior #badday #youdontlooksick #maui #spoonie #swiftie

"But you don't look sick?"
Doesn't matter how cute you are, chronic fatigue is inescapable. When you're down, you're down. 
Some days I feel like this, some days it takes everything in me to accomplish 10% of what I'd do on one of my pre-ME days. Tomorrow's goal? Wash my hair, and not look like this after. 
 #me #cfs #myalgicencephalomyelitis #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatiguesyndrome #raiseawareness #wearehere #millionsmissing #unrest #jenniferbrea #hero #gratitude #staystrong #tiredbutnotbeaten #warrior #blooming #knowledgeispower #wematter #study #research #findacure #nevergiveup #wearewithyou #youarenotalone #butyoudontlooksick #exhaustion #friyay

2019-01-18 01:32   4 0

 

"But you don't look sick" Doesn't matter how cute you are, chronic fatigue is inescapable. When you're down, you're down. Some days I feel like this, some days it takes everything in me to accomplish 10% of what I'd do on one of my pre-ME days. Tomorrow's goal Wash my hair, and not look like this after. #me #cfs #myalgicencephalomyelitis #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicfatiguesyndrome #raiseawareness #wearehere #millionsmissing #unrest #jenniferbrea #hero #gratitude #staystrong #tiredbutnotbeaten #warrior #blooming #knowledgeispower #wematter #study #research #findacure #nevergiveup #wearewithyou #youarenotalone #butyoudontlooksick #exhaustion #friyay

| Health Update |
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Today was scope day! I had a rough time with the prep; it didn’t start working as quick as it should have, but then it didn’t stop even leading up to my scope. 🤷🏻‍♀️
They knocked me out really easy, which we weren’t expecting. Both scopes went well, but they did not find anything abnormal. The only thing they did find was that the duct between my large intestine and appendix was trapped by stool, which can cause appendicitis, so they suctioned it out! That was what has been causing pain above my right hip.
I have to wait for biopsies, but now my doctor would like to do an MRE and possibly the Pill Cam test.
Apparently I was very angry when I woke up. I don’t remember too much, but my mom had some funny stories. 😂
We have no treatment plan in place, so I’m back to “just hang in there.” I gotta say, I’m feeling rather discouraged. My doctor has continuously said that she will treat based on symptoms regardless of test results, so hopefully that happens soon. I am so nervous that they are going to try to tell me I’m psychosomatic, but I’m trying to have faith and trust my doctor. She is amazing, so sweet, and so intelligent; I know that if anyone is going to help me, it’s her!
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 #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #hypermobility #hypermobile #heds #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #pots #dysautonomia #mastcellactivationdisorder #mastcellactivationsyndrome #undiagnosed #medicalmystery #chronicillness #chronicpainwarrior #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick

2019-01-18 01:31   19 1

 

| Health Update | - Today was scope day! I had a rough time with the prep; it didn’t start working as quick as it should have, but then it didn’t stop even leading up to my scope. 🤷🏻‍♀️ They knocked me out really easy, which we weren’t expecting. Both scopes went well, but they did not find anything abnormal. The only thing they did find was that the duct between my large intestine and appendix was trapped by stool, which can cause appendicitis, so they suctioned it out! That was what has been causing pain above my right hip. I have to wait for biopsies, but now my doctor would like to do an MRE and possibly the Pill Cam test. Apparently I was very angry when I woke up. I don’t remember too much, but my mom had some funny stories. 😂 We have no treatment plan in place, so I’m back to “just hang in there.” I gotta say, I’m feeling rather discouraged. My doctor has continuously said that she will treat based on symptoms regardless of test results, so hopefully that happens soon. I am so nervous that they are going to try to tell me I’m psychosomatic, but I’m trying to have faith and trust my doctor. She is amazing, so sweet, and so intelligent; I know that if anyone is going to help me, it’s her! - #ehlersdanlossyndrome #eds #hypermobility #hypermobile #heds #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #pots #dysautonomia #mastcellactivationdisorder #mastcellactivationsyndrome #undiagnosed #medicalmystery #chronicillness #chronicpainwarrior #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick

Hey cool yoga and movement people: I’m on a mission to offer as much education about what happens when we cross hypermobility and yoga without proper support and modifications. Guess what the short answer is? Pain and injury and frustration. 
I want to share what I’ve experienced as a profoundly hypermobile yogi and how I have learned to practice and teach to keep myself and my hypermobile students safe and supported. 
I wrote a thing. Check it out at ruthiegoldman.com/blog

Clickable link in bio, too.

 #yoga #yogateacher #hypermobility #hypermobile #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicillness #hypermobilitysyndrome

2019-01-18 01:31   7 0

 

Hey cool yoga and movement people: I’m on a mission to offer as much education about what happens when we cross hypermobility and yoga without proper support and modifications. Guess what the short answer is Pain and injury and frustration. I want to share what I’ve experienced as a profoundly hypermobile yogi and how I have learned to practice and teach to keep myself and my hypermobile students safe and supported. I wrote a thing. Check it out at ruthiegoldman.com/blog Clickable link in bio, too. #yoga #yogateacher #hypermobility #hypermobile #eds #ehlersdanlos #ehlersdanlossyndrome #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior #chronicillness #hypermobilitysyndrome

🚨vulnerability alert 🚨
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Able Fables Fam! How are you doing tonight!? My name is Nicole, and I am the author and founder of this little book series/community called @theablefables ♥️
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Every 1,000 followers I like to hop on and share a little piece of myself with YOU, the lovely beautiful humans who value inclusion as much as I do!
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Today, I want to share a vulnerable part of my story with you, because I want you to know you are never alone.
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I remember how alone I felt, and that was the hardest part. I was 16. Panic Disorder?! I’d never heard of it, therefore, something must be really wrong with me, I thought.
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No one had to label me, I had already labeled myself - outcast, unloveable, failure, unworthy. Mental illness? No, I couldn’t have a mental illness.. I was strong, I was thoughtful & creative, I was helpful, I was a leader, but the second I received thats diagnosis I believed I was n o t h i n g.
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Why did I believe that?
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A diagnosis can take the YOU out of YOU, but only if YOU let it. I wish I could tell my 16-22 year old self that. I wish I could tell her that even WITH Panic Disorder she was creative and thoughtful, compassionate and kind, imaginative and brave. But I cannot go back and tell her, so I am going to tell YOU.
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Whether it’s Panic Disorder, addiction, or bipolar, cancer, Lyme disease, or MS... whether is IBS, or Crohn’s, or PCOS or endometriosis, or spinal cord injury or Down syndrome, or autism.. Your diagnosis does not define you, YOU define you. Go be what you are with whatever you have. You can and you will do great things.
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Able Fables Fam, it’s such an honor to be human with you. Thank you for being here ♥️

2019-01-18 01:30   61 6

 

🚨vulnerability alert 🚨 • Able Fables Fam! How are you doing tonight! My name is Nicole, and I am the author and founder of this little book series/community called @theablefables ♥️ • Every 1,000 followers I like to hop on and share a little piece of myself with YOU, the lovely beautiful humans who value inclusion as much as I do! • Today, I want to share a vulnerable part of my story with you, because I want you to know you are never alone. • I remember how alone I felt, and that was the hardest part. I was 16. Panic Disorder! I’d never heard of it, therefore, something must be really wrong with me, I thought. • No one had to label me, I had already labeled myself - outcast, unloveable, failure, unworthy. Mental illness No, I couldn’t have a mental illness.. I was strong, I was thoughtful & creative, I was helpful, I was a leader, but the second I received thats diagnosis I believed I was n o t h i n g. • Why did I believe that • A diagnosis can take the YOU out of YOU, but only if YOU let it. I wish I could tell my 16-22 year old self that. I wish I could tell her that even WITH Panic Disorder she was creative and thoughtful, compassionate and kind, imaginative and brave. But I cannot go back and tell her, so I am going to tell YOU. • Whether it’s Panic Disorder, addiction, or bipolar, cancer, Lyme disease, or MS... whether is IBS, or Crohn’s, or PCOS or endometriosis, or spinal cord injury or Down syndrome, or autism.. Your diagnosis does not define you, YOU define you. Go be what you are with whatever you have. You can and you will do great things. • Able Fables Fam, it’s such an honor to be human with you. Thank you for being here ♥️

TONIGHT at 9/8c
Healthy Humor ❤️😝😜😏 Episode #4 - "Let It Go!" Our final show of the day leaves you with a laugh or two about everyday health and wellness topics!

Hosts Alisha Bridges and Daniel G Garza have a fun time discussing something that bothers them about the things people will say! 
Speaking to the Heart Radio Network:
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2019-01-18 00:45   5 1

 

TONIGHT at 9/8c Healthy Humor ❤️😝😜😏 Episode #4 - "Let It Go!" Our final show of the day leaves you with a laugh or two about everyday health and wellness topics! Hosts Alisha Bridges and Daniel G Garza have a fun time discussing something that bothers them about the things people will say! Speaking to the Heart Radio Network: speakingtotheheart.org ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ _________________________________________ Facebook http://bit.ly/2J6H0yB Google Play http://bit.ly/2fnIrIc iTunes http://bit.ly/SpknToHrt Youtube http://bit.ly/STTHYoutube Spreaker http://bit.ly/STTHSprk Stitcher http://bit.ly/2TaNOML

The miraculous bee 🐝. Bees make honey 🍯 and it’s a superfood! “For those who are afraid that honey is just pure sugar and therefore should be avoided, put your worry aside. If you turn your back on honey, you’re missing out on its amazing health benefits. The sugar in honey is nothing like processed sugar—don’t confuse it with table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Rather, because bees collect from plant species far and wide, the fructose and glucose in honey are saturated with more than 200,000 undiscovered phytochemical compounds and agents, including pathogen-killers, phytochemicals that protect you from radiation damage, and anti cancerous phytochemicals. When drawn into cancerous tumors and cysts, this last class of phytochemicals shut down the cancerous growth process— meaning that raw honey can stop cancer in its tracks.” Anthony William

2019-01-17 22:39   15 1

 

The miraculous bee 🐝. Bees make honey 🍯 and it’s a superfood! “For those who are afraid that honey is just pure sugar and therefore should be avoided, put your worry aside. If you turn your back on honey, you’re missing out on its amazing health benefits. The sugar in honey is nothing like processed sugar—don’t confuse it with table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Rather, because bees collect from plant species far and wide, the fructose and glucose in honey are saturated with more than 200,000 undiscovered phytochemical compounds and agents, including pathogen-killers, phytochemicals that protect you from radiation damage, and anti cancerous phytochemicals. When drawn into cancerous tumors and cysts, this last class of phytochemicals shut down the cancerous growth process— meaning that raw honey can stop cancer in its tracks.” Anthony William

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Mary Oliver
Wild Geese

2019-01-17 19:22   36 4

 

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting - over and over announcing your place in the family of things. Mary Oliver Wild Geese

One does not need a fancy lunch box for meal prep, but it can definitely make things easier to carry and be an extra source of motivation! 💜💜💜
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I mean who doesn't want a pink organized bag that has space for all your water bottles! 💜💜💜
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I've had this bag for awhile now and use it quite a bit, but today's venture out gives me a new appreciation for it! 💜💜💜
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2019-01-13 03:37   211 13

 

One does not need a fancy lunch box for meal prep, but it can definitely make things easier to carry and be an extra source of motivation! 💜💜💜 . I mean who doesn't want a pink organized bag that has space for all your water bottles! 💜💜💜 . I've had this bag for awhile now and use it quite a bit, but today's venture out gives me a new appreciation for it! 💜💜💜 . . . . . . #food #foods #meal #mealprep #eatingformenieres #menieresdisease #fitness #workout #girlswithmuscle #girlswithmuscles #girlswholift #fit #fitfood #lifestyle #lifestylechange #chronicillness #weightlossjourney #weightlifting #motivation #isolatorfitness #pink #water #appreciatewhatyouhave #happiness #thankful #love #loveyourself #loveyourbody #bodybuilding #bodybuilder

Happy “21st” birthday to my best friend! Thank you for all the laughs, memories & love we’ve shared and will continue to share for all the years to come. Hope this year continues to bring you happiness and blessings boo. I love you always and forever 💜 and yes, yes I did put that video of you dancing lmao because that’s the part of you I will always love. That care free, living life you is what makes you great. 😘
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2019-01-12 18:58   90 12

 

Happy “21st” birthday to my best friend! Thank you for all the laughs, memories & love we’ve shared and will continue to share for all the years to come. Hope this year continues to bring you happiness and blessings boo. I love you always and forever 💜 and yes, yes I did put that video of you dancing lmao because that’s the part of you I will always love. That care free, living life you is what makes you great. 😘 . . #bestfriend #bff #birthdaygirl #28thbirthday #january #fucklupus #scleroderma #dermatomyositis #arthritis #raynauds #gerd #sjogrens #interstitiallungdisease #chronicillness #lupuswarrior #invisibleillness #spoonie #blog #blogger #bffs #bestfriends #chronicillnessblogger #latinablogger #dominicanblogger #autoimmunedisease

I'm forever in awe of Laini Taylor's writing and getting to meet her was such a fantastic experience. She was so kind and warm. We had some confusion and went to the wrong Powell’s but it is totally worth my bloody heels and sore feet. 🙌🏻😍
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2018-10-20 20:04   29 1

 

I'm forever in awe of Laini Taylor's writing and getting to meet her was such a fantastic experience. She was so kind and warm. We had some confusion and went to the wrong Powell’s but it is totally worth my bloody heels and sore feet. 🙌🏻😍 . . . #lainitaylor #museofnightmares #strangethedreamer #lainitaylorwritesmagic #bookstagram #readingispower #makeamericareadagain #booksaremagic #powellsbooks #chronicillness #xandertheservicedog #fromsheltertohelper #dogisgood

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