aesthetic reduction || Sylvia Plath vibes ☁️
I remember filling my car up with petrol, walking past the paper rack and seeing this. I never get a paper, but I had to buy this one.
POP MORE HAPPY PILLS - We certainly need more awareness for mental health, but labelling antidepressants ‘happy pills’ is all that’s wrong with the current perception of mental illness.
There is no QUICK FIX.
There is no happy pill.
There is no way to snap out of it.
It’s baffling how this level of ignorance and lack of understanding can still make it to mainstream media 🤷♂️ If you’re struggling with your mental health right now, please keep going. Take it a step at a time and remember that things can get better. You got this 🙌
“There is an alternative to this lifetime of medicating.” @kakaray sat down with @kim_anderson_life and Lori Zabka for the @coming_unglued_official podcast! Head to the link in our bio to hear their conversation about the benefits of Neurofeedback.
The first time I went to group therapy I walked out thinking, “my problems aren’t big enough to be here.”
So not only did I spend my days thinking that I wasn’t good enough, but now my ego had me thinking even my pain wasn’t worthy of healing.
Still, I kept going, and I saw that we all carry our burdens differently. We are all healing, and we all deserve the space to learn from the wounds we carry.
Our society has us weighing our success based on old-school ideals. In a way, this taught us to compare our damages too.
When you are in a low spot, and you find the courage to speak up, how often do you hear “well at least you’re not like X” or “it could be worse.”
These reactions are damaging, dismissive, and they reflect a world that is still afraid to see us as we are: human.
My pain is still my pain, and that doesn’t mean I should shrug it off because it “could be worse” or find gratitude because someone’s life *seems* more difficult than mine.
Neither of those things erase what I feel happening within myself. Why are we so afraid of talking about healing
Perhaps these are the autopilot responses we’ve grown up with. Or perhaps it’s just our nature to cover our eyes when something scary shows up.
Yet, if we opened our eyes and our hearts, we’d see each other as we are. Alive, with scars on our hearts but hope in our veins.
Maybe if we all became a little less afraid of our darkness, we’d discover that we’re not alone in it. Our eyes are simply closed.
That’s my intention this weekend, to awaken. I’m heading into @exhale2inhale’s trauma-informed yoga training, and, again, I feel a sense of imposter syndrome.
I have not experienced trauma the way the community this organization serves has. Who am I to enter this space to try and be a voice
Because there aren’t enough voices in the dark giving people hope. Maybe what we really need are more people telling us “it could be better.”
Because it can.
Do you know the affects of panic attacks Are you aware that these feelings can stem from panic attacks Swholemates, if you are experiencing any of this things please let us know so that we can supply you with resources and get you the help you need 💚🌀
You self-sabotage for a reason. Usually, the surface level reason can be fairly obvious: You don’t feel like you deserve good things. You’ll probably fail, so why try. You’re not the best anyway.
However, underneath the surface are more subtle ways you’re sabotaging yourself. Self-sabotage isn’t always so obvious and can sometimes feel confusing when the root isn’t understood.
These are a few of the common ways that self-sabotage manifests. Sometimes, it’s one of these in a repetitive pattern. More often than not, it can look like several of these and more.
It’s okay to be imperfect. It’s okay to be human. It’s okay to not have all the answers. It’s okay to have bad days.
Be kind to yourself anyway.
Love and peace to you all ✌
The Whole & Healed Guided Workbook is on sale now for $19 via the link in my bio. Let’s heal together.
If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours ☺️
But I continue to fight the fight to stay here.
We can feel so isolated when we are struggling with negative intrusive thoughts. Counseling can help. You don’t need to struggle alone. #mentalhealthquotes #rgvmentalhealth
Week 3 of Family Med done. Y’all I don’t know what I am gonna do you when I’m done with this rotation. Not only do I love the patients but my preceptor is absolutely amazing. Not only is he funny af but he is an amazing teacher. He trusts our knowledge and actively involves us in whatever case we have. He’ll ask “so what do you want to do to treat” as opposed to automatically telling me. I’m so fortunate to have a preceptor that is willing to take the time and energy to teach us the ropes. As well as someone who takes their patients seriously and treats them with the respect they deserve. Mentorship is such an important aspect of your medical career. So make sure, if you have your fav preceptor /physician you keep them close and stay in contact !
Fashion Friday’s is brought to you by this cute dress I found at H&M for $6 and a slim belt I got from amazon for like $7. I swear I should get paid to find deals 🤷🏾♀️ I find joy in discovering different ways to still be business casual but still be fashionable😘
I hope everyone had an amazing week! Cheers to the freakin weekend 🍻
Learn to notice when you’re isolating yourself. It’s where your illness wants you! .
I have to be constantly vigilant about self isolation. If unchecked I will spend a lot of time on my own. Not a great thing when a fucked up part of my subconscious wants me dead! That sounds sensationalist but it’s true! .
Staying connected is tricky for me as I’ve only got a small circle of friends that I spend time with. (I don’t see my old “mates” as they were mostly as sick as me). Due to this I can often find myself spending too much time on my own. .
I combat this by being part of a few groups and clubs which allows me connection. I also force myself to keep in touch with those friends that I can count on. .
Many of us don’t have family around us due to the nature of our illness. I’m lucky that I still have my children and my parents. If you don’t have any family then it’s even more important that you keep your other connections alive. .
When we isolate we’re in danger of making bad choices. .
Take a minute and check if you feel connected right now. If you don’t, pick up the phone and reach out. .
#isolation #selfisolation #connection #addiction #sober #recovery #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthquotes #addictionrecovery #addictionawareness #sobercurious #soberlife #soberliving #recoverymemes #recoveryquotes
Hello from the virtual healing room today where the messages of Love keep streaming in 😍🦋🙌
You are doing an amazing job. You are perfectly perfect and totally unique, no one else like you out there.
No to guilt, Yes to freedom.
Let's live from the yeses because haven't we lived the no for long enough
It can be easy.
Your goodness was never in question.
P.S. You are amazeballs!
The ocean is my soulmate. I love the beach. I find it easier to slow down my mind here. I seek it everyday, and I’m so grateful that I can 💚
Some of you may know, I’ve been on a journey of self discovery, self love and ED recovery, the past few years. This journey was, is and will continue to be rough and rocky, but the rewards have been life altering that I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’d be happy to share some of my stories moving forward ❤️ because even though there is no prescription to self healing, and finding your contentment; there are certainly people on a similar journey that we can try and understand from.
The one thing I will scream from the rooftops and wish every person finds in themselves is: ✨NOTHING in this world is as fast our own mind is. Slow down. ✨
Breathe. Let go of that rein you’re holding on to so hard hoping a situation will go a certain way. There’s nothing more freeing that letting go. Simple thought, hard to do, but we have to try as best as we can.
Much love to all.
Today after 48 years Keele Nightline closed. I have no words but shock and dismay the decision Keele Uni and Keele SU have made. KNL was a student led charity which supported all matters of mental health. It was the beacon of light for so many people and offered a listening service which was non judgmental and confidential. It was the greatest pleasure of my life to be a part of and the fact it has closed is awful. At a time when mental health services are under funded and needed more than ever. To close the ONLY student led on campus service at Keele is a decision I’ll never forgive. The silence from the officers is deafening. Please share this in support donate to Nightline, mind, get the word out that while those in power might not want us to have access to services. These services SAVE LIVES!!!! LOVE:KEELE doesn’t cut it anymore we need LOVE WITH PURPOSE #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #keele #keeleuniversity #university #mentalhealthquotes #help #like4likes #action #socialactivism #standup #students #studentlife
Link in the comments to the petition ❤️❤️❤️❤️
🛌 My thoughts exactly! Happy sleepy cosy healthy weekend everyone! 😎
☀️ This weekend, the weather forecast is gorgeous here in London but you can bet that I’ll feel zero guilt for spending some serious time snuggling in bed too!
😴 I used to feel guilty about being sleepy, and worried that wanting to sleep or have a lie-in made me lazy or boring or unproductive or inefficient.
❌ Well, sod that. No more! This week my podcast was all about good SLEEP and why it’s soooo bloody important for our mood, happiness, wellbeing and health.
👍 Plus, how to make it a real priority and habit in your life - just like meditation - no matter how busy you are.
🦉 ALSO - are you a night owl or an early bird
🗣 I spoke to Dr. Aishah at @thewaytoweightloss , and we tackled the myths about them too - and WHY you don’t HAVE TO GET UP AT 5am to be a successful human (unless you actually want to!)
🛌 I def recommend listening to the podcast in bed this weekend 😄 let me know your fave aha moment!
Listen and subscribe @applepodcasts , @stitcher or @spotify podcasts or wherever you usually listen!
Enjoy the little things. Take enjoyment from small things, appreciate life and shine with happiness 💖
Try to do one nice thing for someone every day 💙
It’s suicide prevention month. Order my book in my bio to support education and understanding of this silent killer. It could change your life or even help someone else.
🍂Experiencing emptiness, depression, listlessness, and dissociation can be indicators of previous trauma.
In the mental health world, C-PTSD is still so unheard of. People will point to more accepted diagnoses to explain our emotional and metal states before C-PTSD.
But instead of having something like depression or anxiety, you may actually have Complex PTSD from abuse- especially by emotionally traumatizing parents.
Not receiving the love and care children require is traumatizing for us developmentally.
It can lead to us feeling incomplete- never whole- as adults. This emptiness can cover a lot of emotional ground, and can be a HUGE struggle.
Fortunately, upon realizing the abuse and Complex PTSD, we can change this and feel whole ourselves, as we heal.
There isn’t anything wrong with you if you’ve felt empty, sad, pointless, worthless, directionless, emotionally unstable, or useless for years. You developed without the love and safety you needed.
Be extra kind to yourself today. You didn’t ask to go through complex, long term trauma. You didn’t ask for C-PTSD, and it is not fair. Have your own back as much as you can in this healing journey. You deserve that self-love and compassion.
#feelingsexplained #psychology #healing #healingtrauma #trauma #lifeafterabuse #lifeaftertrauma #ptsd #cptsd #complexptsdrecovery #complexptsd #complextrauma #domesticviolence #divorce #childabuse #childabuseawareness #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth
I just want to go home 🤧
Meet Our Staff! Gabe Chaikin is our new victims advocate. He attended the University of Puget Sound where he played basketball and obtained a bachelors in exercise science and business administration. He is by far the best looking guy in the office and we are looking forward to working with him! Fun fact: He used to milk goats everyday in Montana 🐐
As I approach my 38th birthday on October 14th God's Will, I never thought I'd live this long, especially after my suicide attempt in 2011 where I flipped my car into a ditch off the highway in Falmouth Trelawny, Jamaica. I came out of the wreckage scratch free and the wrecker came and towed the remains of my car. Those of you who know me, know that I had a life long struggle with suicidal desires, self mutilation (cutting of my arms), and self hatred. When I had the fresh scars on my hand, people were mean to me and called me crazy. Whenever I behaved "weird", in a way that people didn't understand, I would be labeled as erratic or unstable.... someone to steer clear of or ostracize. And people would just say "Juliet is up to her madness again". All my life, I have felt ashamed and hopeless because I thought I was created as a curse and that I deserved to die. I thought I had no hope, and it's either I live like this or I kill myself.
But there's hope. As it turns out, I have what is called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and it is 100% treatable. To know is the first step. Some symptoms are: -Frantic efforts to avoid abandonment
-Unstable personal relationships that alternate between idealization (“I’m so in love!”) and devaluation (“I hate him”). -Distorted self-image
-Self-harming, suicidal threats or attempts.
-Periods of intense depressed mood, irritability or anxiety.
-Chronic feelings of emptiness.
Uncontrollable anger—often followed by shame and guilt.
-Severe cases of stress can also lead to brief psychotic episodes.
If you know someone with one or more of these symptoms please encourage them to get help. I hope this helps someone.
#mentalhealthawareness #bipolardepression #depressionawareness #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthadvocate #anxietywarrior #mentalhealthjourney #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #selflove #selfcare #mentalhealth #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #thoughts #think #heal