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As children, and sadly more frequently as female children, we are taught, sometimes implicitly, that we should not voice our opinions, needs, feelings, ideas for fear of making waves, causing hard feelings, prolonging an issue, or eliciting some kind of controversy.
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And so we sit on those feelings.
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We stuff them down somewhere inside of ourselves so deep that it seems as if they are gone.
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But often, in order to keep them down in a submissive silence, we have to insulate and isolate them in something. So, we may turn to overeating, substance dependence, or a multitude of coping strategies of which we are often totally unaware.
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And for a time, it appears to work. We get by via eating our feelings, drowning our input, stuffing our emotions, until one day.
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Our bodies reach a tipping point.
A point where that insulated us starts to fight back. It starts to speak up. It starts to rebel.
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Against ourselves.
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And so we start to witness the beginnings of some dis-ease within our bodies, minds, or hearts. This manifests as a multitude of problems from actual heart disease, to obesity, to mental illness. It is our beings’ way of saying, “I have been silent too long.”
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We need to break this cycle.
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If it is you, you must start to realize that you are an equal partner, player, friend, person as anyone else. And just because someone is louder, bigger, wealthier, more successful, or whatever, than you see yourself as, know that you are equally valuable.
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In fact, you are more valuable.
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To yourself, there is no greater resource than you.
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Start to appreciate that alone, and you will start to see the value in not remaining silent.
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And do the greatest service to all of the budding young ones whom you see falling into a similar trap: encourage, listen to, appreciate, and respond to their voices too.
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Encourage the light from all, so that we all may see better.
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 #speakup #speakout #confidence #power #dontbetimid #noabuse #takebackyourpower #resist #womenempoweringwomen #voice #anxiety #socialanxiety #depression #depressionfree #expressyourself #happiness #innerpeace #substanceabuse #empowerment #selfimprovement #wellness #health #h

2019-02-24 03:24   0 0

 

- As children, and sadly more frequently as female children, we are taught, sometimes implicitly, that we should not voice our opinions, needs, feelings, ideas for fear of making waves, causing hard feelings, prolonging an issue, or eliciting some kind of controversy. . And so we sit on those feelings. . We stuff them down somewhere inside of ourselves so deep that it seems as if they are gone. . But often, in order to keep them down in a submissive silence, we have to insulate and isolate them in something. So, we may turn to overeating, substance dependence, or a multitude of coping strategies of which we are often totally unaware. . And for a time, it appears to work. We get by via eating our feelings, drowning our input, stuffing our emotions, until one day. . Our bodies reach a tipping point. A point where that insulated us starts to fight back. It starts to speak up. It starts to rebel. . Against ourselves. . And so we start to witness the beginnings of some dis-ease within our bodies, minds, or hearts. This manifests as a multitude of problems from actual heart disease, to obesity, to mental illness. It is our beings’ way of saying, “I have been silent too long.” . We need to break this cycle. . If it is you, you must start to realize that you are an equal partner, player, friend, person as anyone else. And just because someone is louder, bigger, wealthier, more successful, or whatever, than you see yourself as, know that you are equally valuable. . In fact, you are more valuable. . To yourself, there is no greater resource than you. . Start to appreciate that alone, and you will start to see the value in not remaining silent. . And do the greatest service to all of the budding young ones whom you see falling into a similar trap: encourage, listen to, appreciate, and respond to their voices too. . Encourage the light from all, so that we all may see better. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #speakup #speakout #confidence #power #dontbetimid #noabuse #takebackyourpower #resist #womenempoweringwomen #voice #anxiety #socialanxiety #depression #depressionfree #expressyourself #happiness #innerpeace #substanceabuse #empowerment #selfimprovement #wellness #health #h

“Some of the nicest people you meet are covered in tattoos, and some of the most judgmental people you meet go to church on Sundays.” The other day I was in Walgreens, and a woman woman was walking towards me while she was talking on her phone, looked me quickly up and down making her analysis, and swiftly turned to head up an aisle.. the look of judgement she had was obvious, I guess my black jeans and leather jacket were a bit much for her? Little does she know that I’m one of the nicest people she could meet, or that if she collapsed in front of me, I possess the skills that could save her life. Unfortunately moments like this are not uncommon. And don’t get me wrong, we all make judgements everyday, it’s natural, it’s part of the basic survival instinct, but how many of you make judgements based on your gut, your instincts, your intuition? And how many of you make them purely based on what you see with your eyes? And to be clear, this little moment didn’t bother me one bit, I love myself tremendously and am very comfortable in my skin. Just some thoughts to ponder... I raise my boys with an emphasis on being exactly who they are, authenticity without compromise. Never let the judgements of others cause you to waver in your individualism and self expression, because at the end of your life, you will have yourself to answer to. 
 #selflove #selfexpression #individuality #beyourself #loveyourself #expressyourself #respectyourself #authenticity #thereisonlyoneyou

2019-02-24 03:14   6 3

 

“Some of the nicest people you meet are covered in tattoos, and some of the most judgmental people you meet go to church on Sundays.” The other day I was in Walgreens, and a woman woman was walking towards me while she was talking on her phone, looked me quickly up and down making her analysis, and swiftly turned to head up an aisle.. the look of judgement she had was obvious, I guess my black jeans and leather jacket were a bit much for her Little does she know that I’m one of the nicest people she could meet, or that if she collapsed in front of me, I possess the skills that could save her life. Unfortunately moments like this are not uncommon. And don’t get me wrong, we all make judgements everyday, it’s natural, it’s part of the basic survival instinct, but how many of you make judgements based on your gut, your instincts, your intuition And how many of you make them purely based on what you see with your eyes And to be clear, this little moment didn’t bother me one bit, I love myself tremendously and am very comfortable in my skin. Just some thoughts to ponder... I raise my boys with an emphasis on being exactly who they are, authenticity without compromise. Never let the judgements of others cause you to waver in your individualism and self expression, because at the end of your life, you will have yourself to answer to. #selflove #selfexpression #individuality #beyourself #loveyourself #expressyourself #respectyourself #authenticity #thereisonlyoneyou

For me, one of the hardest parts in dealing with my #cysticfibrosis are all those little voices in my head, constantly asking if I’ve done enough. If I’ve done everything I was supposed to do, or can do, or should do. I know a lot of people deal with those types of anxieties: “Am I really accomplishing everything I’m capable of?” But my check list, my daily to do list, is full of things that are essentially Life & Death. I take close to 15 different medications a day, the majority of them symptom management; but, a handful of them are created specifically for Me and My Disease and are literally keeping me alive. Some days, I know I kicked ass. Got everything done And some! But other days... not so much. Some days I spend close to 5 hours on the phone; switching between my clinic, 1 of my 3 pharmacies, and my insurance company, and back again. Fighting and Arguing, Begging and Pleading for one of those specialty medications made for Me. Some days it can feel like no matter how much good I do for myself, there are a million other factors at play, working Me in the exact opposite direction. And on those days, I take as big of a breath as I can, and remind myself that Slow Progress is Still Progress. There is no race, there is no timeframe, there is no secret line I need to cross, no imaginary standard I’m trying to live up to. We’re here to give every day whatever the fuck it is we have for that day, then move on & deal with the next day as that day needs. And whenever the days get extra heavy, I just remind myself: slow motion is better than no motion baby
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 #65roses #cfwarriors #cysticfibrosis #cflife #cysticfibrosisawareness #cf #cysticfibrosisfighter #progressnotperfection #ruok #expressyourself #mentalhealth #curecysticfibrosis #cysticfibrosislife

2019-02-24 03:07   9 2

 

For me, one of the hardest parts in dealing with my #cysticfibrosis are all those little voices in my head, constantly asking if I’ve done enough. If I’ve done everything I was supposed to do, or can do, or should do. I know a lot of people deal with those types of anxieties: “Am I really accomplishing everything I’m capable of” But my check list, my daily to do list, is full of things that are essentially Life & Death. I take close to 15 different medications a day, the majority of them symptom management; but, a handful of them are created specifically for Me and My Disease and are literally keeping me alive. Some days, I know I kicked ass. Got everything done And some! But other days... not so much. Some days I spend close to 5 hours on the phone; switching between my clinic, 1 of my 3 pharmacies, and my insurance company, and back again. Fighting and Arguing, Begging and Pleading for one of those specialty medications made for Me. Some days it can feel like no matter how much good I do for myself, there are a million other factors at play, working Me in the exact opposite direction. And on those days, I take as big of a breath as I can, and remind myself that Slow Progress is Still Progress. There is no race, there is no timeframe, there is no secret line I need to cross, no imaginary standard I’m trying to live up to. We’re here to give every day whatever the fuck it is we have for that day, then move on & deal with the next day as that day needs. And whenever the days get extra heavy, I just remind myself: slow motion is better than no motion baby . . . #65roses #cfwarriors #cysticfibrosis #cflife #cysticfibrosisawareness #cf #cysticfibrosisfighter #progressnotperfection #ruok #expressyourself #mentalhealth #curecysticfibrosis #cysticfibrosislife

This week I asked one group of Kids Art Speak children “What do you like about Art Therapy?” Their responses are full of truth and joy 💕 “We get to express ourselves” 🙂 “I feel nice and calm. It’s relaxing. There is no noise while doing art.” 🤫 “Relaxing & not waiting for someone to say it’s really good or that they like it. I can be myself.” 😍 “I do whatever I want, my own ideas and I feel free.” 🤩 “Doing the Art” 🎨🖍 The children all feel the power of Art Therapy and are forming a group in which they can share and trust. Really an honour to co-create with them all. 🙏 www.artspacehealing.com If your child feels anxious about joining a group, I also provide 1:1 sessions for Children. Please check my website. #arttherapy #kidsartspeak #relaxing #freedom #expressyourself #art #creativeexpression #mindful #subconscious #magic #healing #growing #health #children #lovewhatido

2019-02-24 03:03   2 0

 

This week I asked one group of Kids Art Speak children “What do you like about Art Therapy” Their responses are full of truth and joy 💕 “We get to express ourselves” 🙂 “I feel nice and calm. It’s relaxing. There is no noise while doing art.” 🤫 “Relaxing & not waiting for someone to say it’s really good or that they like it. I can be myself.” 😍 “I do whatever I want, my own ideas and I feel free.” 🤩 “Doing the Art” 🎨🖍 The children all feel the power of Art Therapy and are forming a group in which they can share and trust. Really an honour to co-create with them all. 🙏 www.artspacehealing.com If your child feels anxious about joining a group, I also provide 1:1 sessions for Children. Please check my website. #arttherapy #kidsartspeak #relaxing #freedom #expressyourself #art #creativeexpression #mindful #subconscious #magic #healing #growing #health #children #lovewhatido

Many years ago. I miss my brother Louie "Lonely Boy". This is a major throwback. So thankful to have grown.... but Ill never forget where I came from. Im good in any hood. My family is the human race. 
 #LonelyBoy #MS #UCGS #Familia #ElSalvador #IAmJayDee #Truth #ToGodTheGlory #Compassion #LendAHand #ExpressYourself #StriveOn #StriveForGreatness #Solo #Dolo #Peace #Amen #KnowThyself #PositiveEnergy #PositiveLight #PositiveVibes #Aura #SpreadLove #Live #Life #Love #Learn #Laugh #Pray #Plan

2019-02-24 02:55   7 0

 

Many years ago. I miss my brother Louie "Lonely Boy". This is a major throwback. So thankful to have grown.... but Ill never forget where I came from. Im good in any hood. My family is the human race. #LonelyBoy #MS #UCGS #Familia #ElSalvador #IAmJayDee #Truth #ToGodTheGlory #Compassion #LendAHand #ExpressYourself #StriveOn #StriveForGreatness #Solo #Dolo #Peace #Amen #KnowThyself #PositiveEnergy #PositiveLight #PositiveVibes #Aura #SpreadLove #Live #Life #Love #Learn #Laugh #Pray #Plan

There are no guarantees. About next time, tomorrow, or about saying goodbye. So take today to tell someone how you really feel. Don’t let fear lead to regrets. Be bold in living your best life now. All we have is today. ❤️

2019-02-24 02:41   7 1

 

There are no guarantees. About next time, tomorrow, or about saying goodbye. So take today to tell someone how you really feel. Don’t let fear lead to regrets. Be bold in living your best life now. All we have is today. ❤️

For someone who abhorred the colour pink, I sure seem to use a lot of it. I need to get some more blues and greens! And, and, and!! • I haven't quite worked out a pleasing way of using silver, but I keep playing with it. Ya never know when "brilliance" will strike! 😜
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 #alcoholink #alcoholinkart #alcoholinkartist #abstractart #fluidart #art #artist #expressyourself #bepresent #inthemoment #intuitiveart #intuitiveartist #artofinstagram #artistofinstagram #instaart #instaartist

2019-02-24 02:27   16 4

 

For someone who abhorred the colour pink, I sure seem to use a lot of it. I need to get some more blues and greens! And, and, and!! • I haven't quite worked out a pleasing way of using silver, but I keep playing with it. Ya never know when "brilliance" will strike! 😜 🎨 #alcoholink #alcoholinkart #alcoholinkartist #abstractart #fluidart #art #artist #expressyourself #bepresent #inthemoment #intuitiveart #intuitiveartist #artofinstagram #artistofinstagram #instaart #instaartist

Falta espaço, sem problema.
A gente sempre arruma um canto.

 #ExpressYourSelf

2019-02-24 02:25   16 2

 

Falta espaço, sem problema. A gente sempre arruma um canto. #ExpressYourSelf

Avevo dimenticato l'esistenza dei budini!!! Solo stasera mi sono ricordata che esistono (sicuramente la luna sarà entrata in qualche pianeta particolare che mi ha riattivato la memoria😁🌕🌌) ... e allora li ho fatti!😆

2019-02-24 02:24   30 3

 

Avevo dimenticato l'esistenza dei budini!!! Solo stasera mi sono ricordata che esistono (sicuramente la luna sarà entrata in qualche pianeta particolare che mi ha riattivato la memoria😁🌕🌌) ... e allora li ho fatti!😆

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2019-02-24 02:17   2 0

 

Coveted gems from inspiring locations right to your door from Box Boutique. Use promocode MNFST to get 15% off! 💰 Shop luxury and streetwear brands from around the world. Your brand, your style. www.theboxboutique.com Manifest yourself! Download @mnfst.io app #fashion #style #expressyourself

創意其實可以有唔同嘅展現!🤗
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今次BTC嘅同學喺玩"大電視"當中,運用咗好多意想唔到嘅方法去表達自己,睇見都肉緊😆
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之後佢哋更為年度匯演設計場景和角色造型添!
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Our BTC students used out-of-the-box methods in this "Taboo" game to explore different expressions! 😆
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Creativity can be seen and expressed in many ways! 🤗
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Apart from fun activities to enhance their expression, they also took part in scene design and character styling for our up coming Annual Show!
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 #Borntocreate #creative #outofthebox #creativeeducation #expressyourself #characterdesign #scenedesign

2019-02-24 02:01   2 0

 

創意其實可以有唔同嘅展現!🤗 . 今次BTC嘅同學喺玩"大電視"當中,運用咗好多意想唔到嘅方法去表達自己,睇見都肉緊😆 . 之後佢哋更為年度匯演設計場景和角色造型添! . Our BTC students used out-of-the-box methods in this "Taboo" game to explore different expressions! 😆 . Creativity can be seen and expressed in many ways! 🤗 . Apart from fun activities to enhance their expression, they also took part in scene design and character styling for our up coming Annual Show! . #Borntocreate #creative #outofthebox #creativeeducation #expressyourself #characterdesign #scenedesign

Nomadic lifestyle is not about arriving anywhere, nor is it about fixed goals. The journey itself is the goal, and being happy while traveling is the way. Travelling like a nomad and spending days in a tent was one of my bucket list 😎
 #nomad #nomadlife #nomadgirls #gearednomad #thetravellingnomads #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #tent #bestoftheday #igtravel #traveldiaries #travelling #best_ #igers #incredibleindia #theflash #photooftheday #theimaged #pictureoftheday #theglobewanderer #express #expressyourself #wanderlust #adventuretime #lifeofadventure #satisfaction #likeaboss #likesforlikes

2019-02-23 12:28   422 35

 

Nomadic lifestyle is not about arriving anywhere, nor is it about fixed goals. The journey itself is the goal, and being happy while traveling is the way. Travelling like a nomad and spending days in a tent was one of my bucket list 😎 #nomad #nomadlife #nomadgirls #gearednomad #thetravellingnomads #travel #travelphotography #travelblogger #tent #bestoftheday #igtravel #traveldiaries #travelling #best_ #igers #incredibleindia #theflash #photooftheday #theimaged #pictureoftheday #theglobewanderer #express #expressyourself #wanderlust #adventuretime #lifeofadventure #satisfaction #likeaboss #likesforlikes

You gotta believe in yourself. #Calirootz 🌎

2019-02-23 01:49   41 5

 

You gotta believe in yourself. #Calirootz 🌎

A new way to express yourself. #Calirootz 🌎🧠

2019-02-21 23:33   46 6

 

A new way to express yourself. #Calirootz 🌎🧠

What about this as a T-shirt? 🤔 #calirootz

2019-02-21 19:06   56 7

 

What about this as a T-shirt 🤔 #calirootz

Express yourself. #Calirootz 💡

2019-02-21 02:27   56 4

 

Express yourself. #Calirootz 💡

Keep going. 💚 #Calirootz

2019-02-20 23:41   38 2

 

Keep going. 💚 #Calirootz

Cheers🍻 #Calirootz

2019-02-20 20:38   44 4

 

Cheers🍻 #Calirootz

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