The word for today
Dr. Otefe Edebi
DEPRESSION and MENTAL WELLNESS
Isaiah 38:21,Deuteronomy 28:22,28
It is a flaw in chemistry not in character,It is one of the medical cases that has baffled doctors,psychologist, psychiatrist, and other medical personnel.It goes beyond sadness,it has no respect for anybody(sex,race,religion)- Dr Otefe Edebi
Biblical example of people who had depression.
-Elijah What are the causes?
-Loss of interest
-reduced energy Solutions -Consult a doctor or a medical personnel
-Surround yourself with positive minded people
-Take medication as prescribed by the doctor
“Everything has a season, and we have to be able to recognize when something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings” this quote gives you a glimpse into how we are feeling at Millstone ...heading into fall, yes we have under gone some changes and creating a new look for a new season! With energy and excitement in the air...here’s to embracing changes and to new beginnings !! 🌿
#newseason#joyinthejourney#choosejoy#newlook @styleblueprintmemphis @athomemagazine #fall#shop901#shopgermantown#supportsmallbusiness
🌺Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you BECOME on your way to that goal -Rachel Hollis 🌺
In my Sophomore year of college, I was told by my randomly paired Advisor that (based solely on my GPA) there was no way that I would get into the PT school of my choice. It was too prestigious, and my GPA wasn’t high enough. He told me to drop my Business Minor because I was taking on too much, and I needed to focus on getting my GPA as close to 4.0 as I could in the sciences.
You wanna know the best way to motivate me? Tell me I’m going to fail. That’s it. The thought of LOSING something I desperately want is enough to make this girl work her 🍑 BUTT 🍑 off to change it.
So, true to form, I didn’t listen to a word he said 🤣 I kept my Business Minor and learned A LOT of key life skills about finances and management. I also became relentless in raising my GPA—and I did.
In the end, I did get into my dream school (with possibly one of the lowest entering GPAs), but that’s not the important part. The important part is that I had learned how to FOCUS ON A GOAL and not allow other people to give me PERMISSION to QUIT. Something I desperately needed to cling to as I worked through grad school. I actually had the honor of speaking at my PT school graduation, and as I stood at that podium looking at my peers and professors, I remembered what that one advisor told me, and realized that it was quite possibly the best “advice” I could’ve gotten.
What dream are you chasing? What goal is someone telling you you can’t reach? BE RELENTLESS. Don’t stop. And don’t take what other people say as permission to give up on yourself 🙅🏼♀️
So often we focus on who we want to become, that we miss the process of “becoming.” Don’t. It’s likely the most important part ✌🏻
🌎One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things ~ Henry Miller ~ the post-holiday blues are in full swing 🙈 but there is something lovely about coming home too 💕after some time away, you see your world with new eyes and appreciate all the small things that make life sweet ☺️ #lovethelittlethings#homebird#holidayblues
It’s Sunday night, I’m into the first line of chapter 22 of #monthofproverbs and BAM! This hits me:
“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold.”
I’ve been debating with myself over my plans design-wise for the next 12 months, which is crazy considering I haven’t even published my first pattern yet (TESTERS, I will be sending out the call for Cotton Koala by the end of next week, so DM me if you want in!).
I constantly question whether what I’m planning is helpful or beneficial to me in my situation of life. But reading this verse has reminded me that, HEY, this isn’t about me or my designs, my situation or my lack of experience. I must NEVER lose sight of that vision God placed in my heart, and that fire I felt when I envisioned my dream coming to life and making an impact.
I don’t want to sell myself short because I’m focusing on money. C’mon, didn’t I read just a few days ago that: “A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps”? (Proverbs 16:9). There’s such power and grace that comes from stepping out in faith and choosing the narrow, unwalked path - even if it doesn’t make any sense - because GOD is in control. And He’s got this.
Had a wonderful time at @curiousartsfestival! Wandering through quirky tents and sipping cider with some of my favourite people, hearing from Adam Kay (This is Going to Hurt) and Dolly Alderton (Everything I know about Love) - My journalist/author hero and queen - and ending the night dancing to John Newman!
In only 2016, Pope Francis raised the July 22 memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to a feast on the church's liturgical calendar.
Both the decree and the article were titled "Apostolorum Apostola" ("Apostle of the Apostles"). The Vatican said, ‘"It is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman has the same level of feast given to the celebration of the apostles in the general Roman calendar and highlights the special mission of this woman who is an example and model for every woman in the church." It is so appropriate that at this time in which the love of Mary Magdalene is so great, and that the truth about her is so well known, that the Church should respond in this way. She was not just Jesus’ beloved but an equal teacher. Anthropos. Both fully human and fully divine. This is why she calls us, especially those of us for whom the Priestess archetype is strong. To embody the possibility of being bth fully human and fully divine is what the Priestess seems to offer in her service. She is our poster girl and I am particularly excited to get my hands on @megganwatterson’s book all about her. This image of Mary Magdalene is from Meggan’s #divinefeminineoracle .
Given the ongoing energetic changes we are experiencing, as a collective consciousness, I’m seeking a new oracle deck.
Yes, I’m well aware that the power and connection is mine and mine alone; it comes not from an external source.
Having said that I use oracle cards, tarot cards, crystals, trees etc etc to enhance my connection to my soul self. The ego often attempts to undermine my self belief, therefore I’m more than content to seek assistance when I feel to. Of course, the trick is not to become reliant on any ‘new age’ paraphernalia.
What cards do you use? I’m seeking something powerful that combines the wisdom of our elders with the higher consciousness that we are currently experiencing.
🌟 Giant Spiders!! And the REALITY of self care 🌟 Asia swept me away these last two weeks. Today I’m exhausted from the sights, sounds, smells, and the giant huntsman spider in our apartment that I couldn’t stop thinking about last night 😬🙈🕷🕸
He’s not made an appearance today but I’m exhausted. So we are spending the day in. The kids aren’t dressed, but they’re absorbed in imaginative play. And I’m lying on the sofa ordering in all our meals AND snacks because nobody really cooks here and I can’t face the street food. So right now, cheesecake is on the way with coffee and I’m reading Anais Nin lying on the sofa hoping for more lovely monsoon rains a little later today. This isn’t self care though.
Self care is recognising what your body feels and giving yourself the space to honour it. You can’t create magic from an empty container. Or you can, but it will be illusion. To continue to fulfil our purpose with the energy it deserves, we have to show up from a place of full energy, full intention. From a space of the things that keep us creative, light, and fluid like water.