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When your feeling dtained, what do you do? Do you sit alone and cry or do you reach out to a friendly voice who will support you? The second option is the healthiest option. #mentalhealththerapy#talktherapy#visualimagery#cultutallycompetenttherapist#motivationaltreatment
Well today marks  1 year where I’ve been off medication for anxiety and depression. It’s been a hard journey but with therapy good family and friends I’ve got through it. And now I have found a coping mechanism through fitness and exercise. I hope people who suffer don’t suffer alone anymore. #anxiety #depression #dontsufferinsilence #dontsufferalone #fitness #excercise #medication #mentalhealththerapy
Self-growth is the continual process of seeking opportunities to learn, love, & thrive. ↗️ When you open your heart to growth, you are able to accept challenges places in your journey as new paths of opportunity. Allowing yourself to evolve is an act of self-love as it embraces your recognition of your ability to develop new strengths, abilities, and perspectives. 💙

A few reflections to help you embrace the self-loving practice of self-growth: -Reflect on where you are in your journey. Make a list of ways that you have grown. -Consider where you would like to be in the future. What abilities do you have that will help you to achieve your goals? -Set a range of goals that increase in time. Perhaps begin with a goal for today, then a goal for the upcoming week, month, or year. .
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#sevendaysofselflove  #mentalwellness #feelgoodfriday
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Self-growth is the continual process of seeking opportunities to learn, love, & thrive. ↗️ When you open your heart to growth, you are able to accept challenges places in your journey as new paths of opportunity. Allowing yourself to evolve is an act of self-love as it embraces your recognition of your ability to develop new strengths, abilities, and perspectives. 💙 A few reflections to help you embrace the self-loving practice of self-growth: -Reflect on where you are in your journey. Make a list of ways that you have grown. -Consider where you would like to be in the future. What abilities do you have that will help you to achieve your goals? -Set a range of goals that increase in time. Perhaps begin with a goal for today, then a goal for the upcoming week, month, or year. . . . #selfgrowth  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #sevendaysofselflove  #mentalwellness  #feelgoodfriday  #selflovefirst  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #instalove  #growthmindset  #selfreflection  #mentalhealthblogger 
In memory of my Tia Vicenta. Whom I inherited my love of red lipstick and high heels from💄👠 #geneticsrundeep she rocked both to the very end ❤️ Happy birthday in heaven Tia. #livelife #lovelife #redlipsticklove #parkinsonsawareness #parkinsonsdisease 
#therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow
In memory of my Tia Vicenta. Whom I inherited my love of red lipstick and high heels from💄👠 #geneticsrundeep  she rocked both to the very end ❤️ Happy birthday in heaven Tia. #livelife  #lovelife  #redlipsticklove  #parkinsonsawareness  #parkinsonsdisease  #therapy  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #highdesert  #applevalley  #barstow 
Retail therapy is no replacement for real #mentalhealththerapy - but it doesn’t hurt! 😊 Thx @woodfieldmall for being in walking distance from our @mlracounseling offices. #retailtherapy #argotea #bathandbodyworks #happythursday
Hello SWP-Olu subscribers, what do you think the correct answer is for this ethics question?

A. provide treament without question since a long time has passed.

B. provide only after ascertaining that the romantic attachment is over.

C. suggest it would be inappropriate and unethical for him to treat her and urge her  to find another clinician to provide help.

D. provide treatment, but remain alert to problems that might develop because of previous relationship.

Source: SWES Inc practice question

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Hello SWP-Olu subscribers, what do you think the correct answer is for this ethics question? A. provide treament without question since a long time has passed. B. provide only after ascertaining that the romantic attachment is over. C. suggest it would be inappropriate and unethical for him to treat her and urge her to find another clinician to provide help. D. provide treatment, but remain alert to problems that might develop because of previous relationship. Source: SWES Inc practice question #socialworkers  #socialwork  #socialworkstudent  #socialworklife  #socialworkexam  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthprofessionals  #socialworkerproblems  #socialworkerhumor  #dmvsocialworker  #socialworkersbelike  #socialworkrocks  #mentalhealththerapist  #mentalhealththerapy 
The more you believe you can, the more you will work towards achieving your goals. Feed your mind positive affirmations and start experiencing the results. #positivethinking #mindpower #cbt #mentalhealth #wellness #mentalhealththerapy #socialwork #mindfulness #positivity #quotes #dailyaffirmation
Self-respect is the empowered ability to advocate for yourself. ✊🏽
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When you have a strong sense of self-respect you not only recognize, but honor and uphold your worth. Self-respect comes from a deep connection with your fundamental beliefs, purpose, and who you are at your core. With this foundation you are able to set your parameters for how you wish to be treated by yourself and others.💙 .
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfrespect  #selflovejourney  #selflovechallenge #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #therapythursday #selflovefirst #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove #instalove
Self-respect is the empowered ability to advocate for yourself. ✊🏽 . When you have a strong sense of self-respect you not only recognize, but honor and uphold your worth. Self-respect comes from a deep connection with your fundamental beliefs, purpose, and who you are at your core. With this foundation you are able to set your parameters for how you wish to be treated by yourself and others.💙 . . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfrespect  #selflovejourney  #selflovechallenge  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalwellness  #therapythursday  #selflovefirst  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #instalove 
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed , and to have my senses put in order.”🌲🌳🥀🌺🌼🌻🌞#frederictonwalkingtrails #purebeauty #soundsandsmellsofnature #clearmyhead #mentalhealththerapy #ptsdhealing #peaceandsolitude #meanttobewithnature #2.5weeksout #cardio #goodlifehustletank @kelseywilson11
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Four: Self-Kindness 💙

Knowing how important self-kindness is in the overall process of self-love, I make an active effort to try to be a better friend to myself. At one time I was definitely “my own worst enemy” and the criticism and harsh judgment that arose from being my own bully fueled my anxiety and impeded my wellness.

I realized that I was more positive, encouraging, supportive, and realistic when speaking with my close friends than I was with myself. As I began to delve further into my mental health journey I realized I deserved the same kindness from myself that I happily share with my loved ones.

One way I practice this is by not only accepting imperfection, but encouraging effort. In the past I would look at a picture like this and focus on all of the issues with my angles, rotation, balance etc. and now I look at this and think— “WOW, what a memory! I was so fortuante to celebrate being married to the love of my life for just one month by exploring the top of Gran Canaria. I am lucky to have a husband to explore the world with, and who still lets me have my mindful moments. This is my absolute favorite yoga pose, and who cares if it’s not perfect? I’ve certainly grown in my abilities in the last decade and that’s what really matters.” Try this with yourself! Scroll through your photos to find the last picture you considered sharing but reconsidered.
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Can you practice being kind to you?
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #wellnesswednesday #selflovefirst #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove #instalove #picodelasnieves #natarajasana #dancerspose #mountainyoga #yogalover #yogaheals
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Four: Self-Kindness 💙 Knowing how important self-kindness is in the overall process of self-love, I make an active effort to try to be a better friend to myself. At one time I was definitely “my own worst enemy” and the criticism and harsh judgment that arose from being my own bully fueled my anxiety and impeded my wellness. I realized that I was more positive, encouraging, supportive, and realistic when speaking with my close friends than I was with myself. As I began to delve further into my mental health journey I realized I deserved the same kindness from myself that I happily share with my loved ones. One way I practice this is by not only accepting imperfection, but encouraging effort. In the past I would look at a picture like this and focus on all of the issues with my angles, rotation, balance etc. and now I look at this and think— “WOW, what a memory! I was so fortuante to celebrate being married to the love of my life for just one month by exploring the top of Gran Canaria. I am lucky to have a husband to explore the world with, and who still lets me have my mindful moments. This is my absolute favorite yoga pose, and who cares if it’s not perfect? I’ve certainly grown in my abilities in the last decade and that’s what really matters.” Try this with yourself! Scroll through your photos to find the last picture you considered sharing but reconsidered. . Can you practice being kind to you? . . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalwellness  #wellnesswednesday  #selflovefirst  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #instalove  #picodelasnieves  #natarajasana  #dancerspose  #mountainyoga  #yogalover  #yogaheals 
Spa day = perfect holiday outing ...... #monart #irishsummer #mudlikelitt #culturevulture #preparingforTHEwedding @demelza_ryan
Self-kindness is the practice of being friendly to yourself.

When you tune into your internal dialogue, what is the tone of your inner voice?

If we don’t pay attention, we may not know if we are being sensitive and caring to ourselves or whether or inner voice has evolved into a judgmental bully.

Lend yourself the grace you so willingly give to others. Be as supportive, caring, and kind to yourself as you would be to your closest loved ones. 💙
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #wellnesswednesday #selflovefirst #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove #instalove #selfkindness #bekindtoyourself #bekindtoyou
Self-kindness is the practice of being friendly to yourself. When you tune into your internal dialogue, what is the tone of your inner voice? If we don’t pay attention, we may not know if we are being sensitive and caring to ourselves or whether or inner voice has evolved into a judgmental bully. Lend yourself the grace you so willingly give to others. Be as supportive, caring, and kind to yourself as you would be to your closest loved ones. 💙 . . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalwellness  #wellnesswednesday  #selflovefirst  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #instalove  #selfkindness  #bekindtoyourself  #bekindtoyou 
Have you ever tried to let go of something and have had a hard time doing so? Letting go is a process. Wanting to let go doesn’t erase a feeling or emotion you may about something. Part of letting go is experiencing the emotion the situation evokes, being with it, naming it or seeing it and then work towards letting go. Don’t work towards shutting down your emotions, emotions are necessary, learn how to be with them, pause and take the necessary action/response after. #emotions #mentalhealth #mindfulness #awareness #wellness #wellbeing #lettinggo #letgo #feelings #socialwork  #mentalhealththerapy
Have you ever tried to let go of something and have had a hard time doing so? Letting go is a process. Wanting to let go doesn’t erase a feeling or emotion you may about something. Part of letting go is experiencing the emotion the situation evokes, being with it, naming it or seeing it and then work towards letting go. Don’t work towards shutting down your emotions, emotions are necessary, learn how to be with them, pause and take the necessary action/response after. #emotions  #mentalhealth  #mindfulness  #awareness  #wellness  #wellbeing  #lettinggo  #letgo  #feelings  #socialwork  #mentalhealththerapy 
So you ever find yourself needing something, asking for it and still not receiving it? I’ve been practicing verbalizing my needs and some days it comes out just the way it sounds in my head and is communicated just perfectly. Sometimes I fumble and I fumble hard, creating miscommunication and frustration. When this happens I want to clam up and hide in my shell (I am a Cancer after all). Being open with acknowledging that we allowed ourselves to step out of our comfort zone, learn from it and move forward. ••••• #selfgrowth #learning #mentalhealth #holistictherapist #therapy 
#mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness #sportspsychology
#crossfit #crossfittraining #personaltraining #gym #strong #strongmom #strongman #crossfitstrongman #momswholift #strongmom #fitlife
So you ever find yourself needing something, asking for it and still not receiving it? I’ve been practicing verbalizing my needs and some days it comes out just the way it sounds in my head and is communicated just perfectly. Sometimes I fumble and I fumble hard, creating miscommunication and frustration. When this happens I want to clam up and hide in my shell (I am a Cancer after all). Being open with acknowledging that we allowed ourselves to step out of our comfort zone, learn from it and move forward. ••••• #selfgrowth  #learning  #mentalhealth  #holistictherapist  #therapy  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness  #sportspsychology  #crossfit  #crossfittraining  #personaltraining  #gym  #strong  #strongmom  #strongman  #crossfitstrongman  #momswholift  #strongmom  #fitlife 
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Three: Self-Esteem

I believe that the process of self-love is always a work-in-progress. However, some areas are easier than others, and self-esteem is one of the harder domains for me.
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Learning that high self-esteem isn’t the gold standard (see last post) has made this journey a bit easier, but there are still some days I worry that my self-esteem and anxiety will team up and impede my self-love & mental health.
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One of these days was our wedding day. Although by this time in my life I was active in pairing my awareness and skills to combat my own negative messages, I knew that the pressure of the day could lure out that inner critic. I tapped into my motivation to empower me to take charge of my mental health.

I allowed myself the ability to plan in the months prior, and to slowly release control in the days leading up to our big day. 📉

I entrusted my inner circle, and sought their positive vibes often, you can ask them! 😝

On the day of, I was intentional about carving out time to myself practice solo sunrise yoga. 🕉

Throughout the day I allowed myself to immerse in the present. 💛

Although you cannot control it all, you CAN manage your self-esteem.

#sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #therapytuesday #selfesteem #believeinyourself #selflovefirst #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove #instalove #weddingtips #selfesteemboost
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Three: Self-Esteem I believe that the process of self-love is always a work-in-progress. However, some areas are easier than others, and self-esteem is one of the harder domains for me. 💛 Learning that high self-esteem isn’t the gold standard (see last post) has made this journey a bit easier, but there are still some days I worry that my self-esteem and anxiety will team up and impede my self-love & mental health. 💛 One of these days was our wedding day. Although by this time in my life I was active in pairing my awareness and skills to combat my own negative messages, I knew that the pressure of the day could lure out that inner critic. I tapped into my motivation to empower me to take charge of my mental health. I allowed myself the ability to plan in the months prior, and to slowly release control in the days leading up to our big day. 📉 I entrusted my inner circle, and sought their positive vibes often, you can ask them! 😝 On the day of, I was intentional about carving out time to myself practice solo sunrise yoga. 🕉 Throughout the day I allowed myself to immerse in the present. 💛 Although you cannot control it all, you CAN manage your self-esteem. #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalwellness  #therapytuesday  #selfesteem  #believeinyourself  #selflovefirst  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #instalove  #weddingtips  #selfesteemboost 
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Tuesday, Terrific Tuesday? Terrifying Tuesday? Troublesome Tuesday? What’s your Tuesday?
Mines been a “Tuesday full of emotions that I’m struggling to process”.... Tuesday!

I had my first full intense CBT session today. I had to talk about things that were going on that I didn’t even know how to word. They could see that my face change by the end of the session, I was so done talking, so done digging into situations that bring up raw emotion, I just wanted to get out of that room and into the car as quickly as I possibly could. It’s true what people say, you walk into your first intense session and you never want to go back again in the weeks to come! But, deep down I know it’s for the best. I know in the long run it will help me more than anything, before I start my DBT. I know that actually putting into words how rubbish I’m feeling will help, I know, I do know. For now though, I’ve just got to get through the stormy days to find the better days and stick at it!

On a positive note, I got to see my little sisters today. Being a big sister was the best thing that ever happened to me, they are my purpose to recover and my purpose not to give up! My little saviours, and although they don’t understand why yet, one day when they’re one enough to understand why they are my saviours, I will explain and answer every question I possibly can!

Oh, and I booked... LOVE ISLAND LIVE WITH MEET AND GREET WITH THE ISLANDERS for August which I’m absolutely buzzing for😍. Positivity and advice... Give every situation that could possibly HELP and ENCOURAGE your recovery a second chance. I will walk back in to CBT next week as my second chance, maybe you could do something similar too?

Hope your Wednesday is as  wonderful as you are tomorrow, keep going💖

#mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #cbtsession #cognativebehaviouraltherapy #mentalhealththerapy #givepositivethingsasecondchance #dontgiveuponthefirsthurdle #reunitedwithmysisters #onedayitwillallmakesense #nevergiveup #whatwasyourtuesdaylike #staystrong #ieshasmentalhealthrecovery 💭
Tuesday, Terrific Tuesday? Terrifying Tuesday? Troublesome Tuesday? What’s your Tuesday? Mines been a “Tuesday full of emotions that I’m struggling to process”.... Tuesday! I had my first full intense CBT session today. I had to talk about things that were going on that I didn’t even know how to word. They could see that my face change by the end of the session, I was so done talking, so done digging into situations that bring up raw emotion, I just wanted to get out of that room and into the car as quickly as I possibly could. It’s true what people say, you walk into your first intense session and you never want to go back again in the weeks to come! But, deep down I know it’s for the best. I know in the long run it will help me more than anything, before I start my DBT. I know that actually putting into words how rubbish I’m feeling will help, I know, I do know. For now though, I’ve just got to get through the stormy days to find the better days and stick at it! On a positive note, I got to see my little sisters today. Being a big sister was the best thing that ever happened to me, they are my purpose to recover and my purpose not to give up! My little saviours, and although they don’t understand why yet, one day when they’re one enough to understand why they are my saviours, I will explain and answer every question I possibly can! Oh, and I booked... LOVE ISLAND LIVE WITH MEET AND GREET WITH THE ISLANDERS for August which I’m absolutely buzzing for😍. Positivity and advice... Give every situation that could possibly HELP and ENCOURAGE your recovery a second chance. I will walk back in to CBT next week as my second chance, maybe you could do something similar too? Hope your Wednesday is as wonderful as you are tomorrow, keep going💖 #mentalhealthrecovery  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealthmatters  #cbtsession  #cognativebehaviouraltherapy  #mentalhealththerapy  #givepositivethingsasecondchance  #dontgiveuponthefirsthurdle  #reunitedwithmysisters  #onedayitwillallmakesense  #nevergiveup  #whatwasyourtuesdaylike  #staystrong  #ieshasmentalhealthrecovery  💭
I’ve never found a quote that truly describes me in full - until now. Complicated, stubborn, intimidating, selfish, difficult- all things, and more, that I have been called but I have never subscribed to any of them because they are someone else’s opinion. •••
We can choose to define ourselves by other people’s opinions or we can generate our own based on our morals and values. ••••
I am thinking of brewing up a self-development/growth day workshop in late summer- who is with me? Donation based and a day filled with growth, learning and exploration as well as fun and camaraderie! 
#mentalhealth #holistictherapist #therapy 
#mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness #sportspsychology
#crossfit #crossfittraining #personaltraining #gym #strong #strongmom #strongman #crossfitstrongman #momswholift #strongmom #fitlife
I’ve never found a quote that truly describes me in full - until now. Complicated, stubborn, intimidating, selfish, difficult- all things, and more, that I have been called but I have never subscribed to any of them because they are someone else’s opinion. ••• We can choose to define ourselves by other people’s opinions or we can generate our own based on our morals and values. •••• I am thinking of brewing up a self-development/growth day workshop in late summer- who is with me? Donation based and a day filled with growth, learning and exploration as well as fun and camaraderie! #mentalhealth  #holistictherapist  #therapy  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness  #sportspsychology  #crossfit  #crossfittraining  #personaltraining  #gym  #strong  #strongmom  #strongman  #crossfitstrongman  #momswholift  #strongmom  #fitlife 
Clinicians, ever play “ The Story Telling Game” in session? It’s one of my FAVE play therapy games. Def an old but goody. Well yesterday i went rouge and made the lady character the Dr and the male character the nurse. My client’s mind was 🤯. But soon she got on board and started making her stories fight gender stereotypes too!  I think we both left that session feeling empowered 😂👊🏼🙌🏼 #nogenderstereotypes #fightthepatriarchy #womenempowerment #girlempowerment #therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow
Clinicians, ever play “ The Story Telling Game” in session? It’s one of my FAVE play therapy games. Def an old but goody. Well yesterday i went rouge and made the lady character the Dr and the male character the nurse. My client’s mind was 🤯. But soon she got on board and started making her stories fight gender stereotypes too! I think we both left that session feeling empowered 😂👊🏼🙌🏼 #nogenderstereotypes  #fightthepatriarchy  #womenempowerment  #girlempowerment  #therapy  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #highdesert  #applevalley  #barstow 
I really love this one. In 2009, sitting next to my husband who was in the ICU i learned quickly that health is wealth. That year in his long recovery we lost a lot of things-jobs, things, lots of money, even friends ( that one probably hurt the most. Some people get weird when you almost die 🤷🏻‍♀️). But if you or someone you love, has survived a major health issue, you know what i mean when i say, nothing and i truly mean nothing else matters than having your health. So care for it as best you can. Of course sometimes illness or accidents fall upon us and there was nothing we can do to prevent it, but we often take good health for granted. In preserving our health that also includes our mental health too. So happiness, inner peace, kindness to self and others is like preventative medicine. Embrace this. Practice it. Embody it. ❤️ #therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow  repost @haveyouseenmymoves
I really love this one. In 2009, sitting next to my husband who was in the ICU i learned quickly that health is wealth. That year in his long recovery we lost a lot of things-jobs, things, lots of money, even friends ( that one probably hurt the most. Some people get weird when you almost die 🤷🏻‍♀️). But if you or someone you love, has survived a major health issue, you know what i mean when i say, nothing and i truly mean nothing else matters than having your health. So care for it as best you can. Of course sometimes illness or accidents fall upon us and there was nothing we can do to prevent it, but we often take good health for granted. In preserving our health that also includes our mental health too. So happiness, inner peace, kindness to self and others is like preventative medicine. Embrace this. Practice it. Embody it. ❤️ #therapy  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #highdesert  #applevalley  #barstow  repost @haveyouseenmymoves
Your self-esteem is the view you have of you. It is a result of how you value your worth. Self-esteem includes your assessment of your abilities and limitations. We tend to emphasize high self-esteem, but studies have shown that high self-esteem can be concerning as well as it is linked to risky behaviors & aggression. Embracing imperfection, a healthy self-esteem may waiver. It’s normal to experience highs and lows, but what really matters is if you can find a balance that works you.
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A few ways to manage your self-esteem
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💙Self-esteem spectrum💙
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A healthy self-esteem is balanced and realistic. Think about times that your self-esteem may be low and when it is high. What influences these times? What can you do about it?
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💙Inner Dialogue💙
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Tune into your internal voice. Is that voice judgmental? Supportive? Encouraging? Critical?
Being mindful of your tone can help you to shift as needed.
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💙Affirmations💙
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Motivational messages can come from you. Create a practical, positive statement (or a few) that can empower you.
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #therapytuesday #selfesteem #believeinyourself #selflovefirst #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove #instalove #selfconfident #confidenceiskey
Your self-esteem is the view you have of you. It is a result of how you value your worth. Self-esteem includes your assessment of your abilities and limitations. We tend to emphasize high self-esteem, but studies have shown that high self-esteem can be concerning as well as it is linked to risky behaviors & aggression. Embracing imperfection, a healthy self-esteem may waiver. It’s normal to experience highs and lows, but what really matters is if you can find a balance that works you. . A few ways to manage your self-esteem . 💙Self-esteem spectrum💙 . A healthy self-esteem is balanced and realistic. Think about times that your self-esteem may be low and when it is high. What influences these times? What can you do about it? . 💙Inner Dialogue💙 . Tune into your internal voice. Is that voice judgmental? Supportive? Encouraging? Critical? Being mindful of your tone can help you to shift as needed. . 💙Affirmations💙 . Motivational messages can come from you. Create a practical, positive statement (or a few) that can empower you. . . . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalwellness  #therapytuesday  #selfesteem  #believeinyourself  #selflovefirst  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #instalove  #selfconfident  #confidenceiskey 
It was an emotional weekend, missing my mom.  Thank goodness for mornings like this. #beautifulsunrise #goodfriends #rowingontheriver #goodforthesoul #mindbodysoul #mentalhealththerapy
So close to reaching my goal of benching 150lbs! 10 lbs to go! New PR 140lbs! Old video from about two weeks ago, so excited to PR again! ☺️ #motivationmonday #strongereveryday #girlswhobench #benchpress #womenwhobenchpress #musclegain #motivatedmindset #progress #dedication #motivated #hardworkpaysoffs #iknowmylimits #iwantitbad #positivevibes #mentalhealththerapy #fitmom #strongmom #lovewhatyoudo
MEET OUR STAFF 👋🏼 #meetourstaff Monday 
Nicole Kowalik, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. She is our SLP Team Leader here at Puzzle Pieces! 💙Favorite Food: NY 🍕 Pizza
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💙Favorite thing to play with: Play-Doh because it can be used to target a variety of speech and language skills. It also incorporates sensory, fine-motor, and play skills. Most importantly...it's FUN!
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💙Why I love Puzzle Pieces: I love Puzzle Pieces because of the foundation in family-centered services and the multidisciplinary team approach.
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💙Something I want to learn more about: I'm interested in advancing my DIR Floortime and PROMPT training. .
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Say hi to Nicole below!
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#familycenteredtherapy #family #familycentered #therapy #individualtherapy #mentalhealth #mentalhealththerapy #OT #occupationaltherapy #speechtherapy #slp #slpeeps #floortime #dirfloortime #privatepractice #quincyma #quincymass #puzzlepieces #puzzlepiecesllc #collaboration #interdisciplinary #meetourstaffmonday
MEET OUR STAFF 👋🏼 #meetourstaff  Monday Nicole Kowalik, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist. She is our SLP Team Leader here at Puzzle Pieces! 💙Favorite Food: NY 🍕 Pizza . . 💙Favorite thing to play with: Play-Doh because it can be used to target a variety of speech and language skills. It also incorporates sensory, fine-motor, and play skills. Most importantly...it's FUN! . . 💙Why I love Puzzle Pieces: I love Puzzle Pieces because of the foundation in family-centered services and the multidisciplinary team approach. . . 💙Something I want to learn more about: I'm interested in advancing my DIR Floortime and PROMPT training. . . Say hi to Nicole below! . . . . . . . #familycenteredtherapy  #family  #familycentered  #therapy  #individualtherapy  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealththerapy  #OT  #occupationaltherapy  #speechtherapy  #slp  #slpeeps  #floortime  #dirfloortime  #privatepractice  #quincyma  #quincymass  #puzzlepieces  #puzzlepiecesllc  #collaboration  #interdisciplinary  #meetourstaffmonday 
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Two: Self-Exploration

One of my favorite aspects of self-discovery is learning what works for YOU. Sure there are some things that commonly work for others, and there’s of course evidence-based research supporting certain strategies. However, the only way to truly know fits with you is by seeking that answer for yourself ❣️
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As a student, I was lucky to have the opportunity to teach dance to support my undergraduate career. When it came time to graduate, I was eager to embrace what I thought would be a professional work identity. Beginning my master’s program I wanted to make sure my professional path received the adequate amount of attention to succeed. One by one, I started to drop my teaching opportunities. I was suddenly hit with misery.💔
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Fortunately I figured out what was missing from my formula. I had managed to minimize how curative dance was for me, my entire life. Dance was a way for me to connect to my culture, express my emotions, cope with stressors, and share art in a positive and healing way. In my narrow view I undermined the power of dance, lost my primary coping skill at the time, and failed to honor who I am as a person. 💔
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In this situation I thought I was being purposeful, but my view was tainted by expectations and societal messages. Now, I am much more careful about making intentional choices. While I consider the world around me, I am purposeful about considering the world within me as well.❣️
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#mindfulmonday #meditationmonday #sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove
#selfexploration #selfdiscovery #bollywooddance #indiandance
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Two: Self-Exploration One of my favorite aspects of self-discovery is learning what works for YOU. Sure there are some things that commonly work for others, and there’s of course evidence-based research supporting certain strategies. However, the only way to truly know fits with you is by seeking that answer for yourself ❣️ . As a student, I was lucky to have the opportunity to teach dance to support my undergraduate career. When it came time to graduate, I was eager to embrace what I thought would be a professional work identity. Beginning my master’s program I wanted to make sure my professional path received the adequate amount of attention to succeed. One by one, I started to drop my teaching opportunities. I was suddenly hit with misery.💔 . Fortunately I figured out what was missing from my formula. I had managed to minimize how curative dance was for me, my entire life. Dance was a way for me to connect to my culture, express my emotions, cope with stressors, and share art in a positive and healing way. In my narrow view I undermined the power of dance, lost my primary coping skill at the time, and failed to honor who I am as a person. 💔 . In this situation I thought I was being purposeful, but my view was tainted by expectations and societal messages. Now, I am much more careful about making intentional choices. While I consider the world around me, I am purposeful about considering the world within me as well.❣️ 📸 @kristenwheelerartist . . . . #mindfulmonday  #meditationmonday  #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #selfexploration  #selfdiscovery  #bollywooddance  #indiandance 
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Two: Self-Exploration

Your self-knowledge begins with your self-awareness and is furthered by your courageous willingness to delve into the depths of your identity.

Bravely encountering internal obstacles and recognizing inner blind spots allows you to know your true self.

Sincere self-exploration allows you to know discern your needs, and provide yourself with the love you need as well.

A few ways to practice your self-exploration: ➖Start simple by getting to know you. When you first meet someone and begin to develop a friendship you tend to slowly inquire about who they are. Ask yourself some of these questions!
➖Since we are ever-evolving throughout the course of our lifetime the exploratory process is ongoing as well. Think about what you have already excavated about yourself and what you hope to explore in the future.
➖Although the onus of self-love lies on you, it doesn’t mean that your self-love journey needs to be an isolated one. When provided with genuine care, feedback from a loved one can help you to shine light on a blind spot you may have. If you get stuck in your own reflection, perhaps you can seek input from someone you trust to honor your process. .
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#mindfulmonday #mondaymood #sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove 
#mentalhealthblogger #selflovewarrior
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day Two: Self-Exploration Your self-knowledge begins with your self-awareness and is furthered by your courageous willingness to delve into the depths of your identity. Bravely encountering internal obstacles and recognizing inner blind spots allows you to know your true self. Sincere self-exploration allows you to know discern your needs, and provide yourself with the love you need as well. A few ways to practice your self-exploration: ➖Start simple by getting to know you. When you first meet someone and begin to develop a friendship you tend to slowly inquire about who they are. Ask yourself some of these questions! ➖Since we are ever-evolving throughout the course of our lifetime the exploratory process is ongoing as well. Think about what you have already excavated about yourself and what you hope to explore in the future. ➖Although the onus of self-love lies on you, it doesn’t mean that your self-love journey needs to be an isolated one. When provided with genuine care, feedback from a loved one can help you to shine light on a blind spot you may have. If you get stuck in your own reflection, perhaps you can seek input from someone you trust to honor your process. . . . . #mindfulmonday  #mondaymood  #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove  #mentalhealthblogger  #selflovewarrior 
Raise your hand if you skipped that madness last week because like me, you too are not a masochist 🙋🏻‍♀️ 😂 #therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow
🙌🏼Our world needs more kind humans. Keep raising those extraordinary children you’ve been gifted with. They are our most important legacy.❤️#childtherapist #therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow
🙌🏼Our world needs more kind humans. Keep raising those extraordinary children you’ve been gifted with. They are our most important legacy.❤️#childtherapist  #therapy  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #highdesert  #applevalley  #barstow 
Practicing the card making 😀 Using stuff from Stampin Up and Michael's. Good mental health therapy! Needs a little fine tuning, but I'm really happy with the outcome! 
#mentalhealththerapy #arttherapy #crafts #cardmaking #michaels #stampinup #artfortheanxious #art #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day One: Self-Awareness 💙

It’s second nature for us to look both ways when crossing the street, what if our self-reflection were that easy & habitual? 🤔

I used to have a viscous inner critic. 😖I was indeed my own worst enemy. As I swirled through a spiral of anxiety (which felt like everlasting doom by the way) that negative tone within me only amplified. 🌀

Although I was aware that I could not control everything, I was blind to how I could manage myself. Through self-reflection I recognized that what I brushed off as a regular conscious thoughts were negative and unnecessary. ❌

I’d be lying if I said that little meanie didn’t come forth ever so often. But now my self-reflection is as common and instinctual as crossing a street. I know that for my safety I must look both ways. This habit helps to maintain a an empowering, self-loving connection with myself as I walk through life. 💙

To learn more about self-awareness, and how to attune your own, take a peek at the last post ☺️
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#anxiety #anxietytips #curestigma #mystorymatters #sevendaysofselflove #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selflovesunday #supersoulsunday #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove
| Seven Days of Self-Love | Day One: Self-Awareness 💙 It’s second nature for us to look both ways when crossing the street, what if our self-reflection were that easy & habitual? 🤔 I used to have a viscous inner critic. 😖I was indeed my own worst enemy. As I swirled through a spiral of anxiety (which felt like everlasting doom by the way) that negative tone within me only amplified. 🌀 Although I was aware that I could not control everything, I was blind to how I could manage myself. Through self-reflection I recognized that what I brushed off as a regular conscious thoughts were negative and unnecessary. ❌ I’d be lying if I said that little meanie didn’t come forth ever so often. But now my self-reflection is as common and instinctual as crossing a street. I know that for my safety I must look both ways. This habit helps to maintain a an empowering, self-loving connection with myself as I walk through life. 💙 To learn more about self-awareness, and how to attune your own, take a peek at the last post ☺️ . . . . . #anxiety  #anxietytips  #curestigma  #mystorymatters  #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selflovesunday  #supersoulsunday  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove 
Being honest with ourselves opens the door to transformation. Living genuinely in ourselves means acknowledging faults, growing from our mistakes but most importantly accepting where we are at in the moment. As a therapist, I’ve never truly seen the genuine long term change people seek until they become honest and accepting of where they are at in there current moment. Being accepting of this present moment does not mean becoming complacent with it; it creates the platform change. •••
Find something you need to be honest with yourself in and create a plan to make the change. This means acknowledging the harmful and helpful and seeking the help. •••
#mentalhealth #holistictherapist #therapy 
#mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness #sportspsychology
#crossfit #crossfittraining #personaltraining #gym #strong #strongmom #strongman #crossfitstrongman #momswholift #strongmom #fitlife
Being honest with ourselves opens the door to transformation. Living genuinely in ourselves means acknowledging faults, growing from our mistakes but most importantly accepting where we are at in the moment. As a therapist, I’ve never truly seen the genuine long term change people seek until they become honest and accepting of where they are at in there current moment. Being accepting of this present moment does not mean becoming complacent with it; it creates the platform change. ••• Find something you need to be honest with yourself in and create a plan to make the change. This means acknowledging the harmful and helpful and seeking the help. ••• #mentalhealth  #holistictherapist  #therapy  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness  #sportspsychology  #crossfit  #crossfittraining  #personaltraining  #gym  #strong  #strongmom  #strongman  #crossfitstrongman  #momswholift  #strongmom  #fitlife 
Self-awareness is the ability to recognize who you are, how you influence the world, and how the world influences you.
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When you develop your sense of awareness you are able to better see the interplay between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
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As you attune your attention, you may notice patterns in yourself that you can honor and validate or consider and change as needed.
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Through an ongoing  practice of self-reflection, you are able to maintain a relationship with yourself that is conscientious and fulfilling.
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A few ways to practice your self-awareness:
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Take time to pause & consider your thoughts & feelings. There’s no better time than the present, maybe try it right now!😝
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Try a stream of consciousness writing prompt in which you simply jot down anything and everything that you are aware of in that moment.
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Think of two opposite subjects. For example, this may be simple as best-worst ice cream flavors or intentional as “Within my control” and “Beyond my control.” Putting them on opposite sides of the spectrum, begin to fill in as much as possible, trying to be mindful of the ranking/order of all that falls along the gray area.
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovesaturday#selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selflovesunday #supersoulsunday #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing#mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy#mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfloveisthebestlove
Self-awareness is the ability to recognize who you are, how you influence the world, and how the world influences you. • When you develop your sense of awareness you are able to better see the interplay between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. • As you attune your attention, you may notice patterns in yourself that you can honor and validate or consider and change as needed. • Through an ongoing practice of self-reflection, you are able to maintain a relationship with yourself that is conscientious and fulfilling. 🖤 A few ways to practice your self-awareness: 🖤 Take time to pause & consider your thoughts & feelings. There’s no better time than the present, maybe try it right now!😝 🖤 Try a stream of consciousness writing prompt in which you simply jot down anything and everything that you are aware of in that moment. 🖤 Think of two opposite subjects. For example, this may be simple as best-worst ice cream flavors or intentional as “Within my control” and “Beyond my control.” Putting them on opposite sides of the spectrum, begin to fill in as much as possible, trying to be mindful of the ranking/order of all that falls along the gray area. . . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovesaturday #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selflovesunday  #supersoulsunday  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfloveisthebestlove 
I’ve been carefully crafting a 7 day series to help you improve your self-love. 💓[Didn’t know that? Swing by my last post for more info! ☺️]
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Wondering what to expect?
Each day...
💗You will learn about an essential component in love and how to foster that domain.
💗I’ll share my open & honest experiences with each aspect as well.
💗& You’re encouraged to share about your journey as well!
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In my personal path, as well as my experience in helping clients & students, I’ve learned how integral self-love is to mental health & well-being. I’m super excited to share this process to help you grow! 🌿
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovesaturday #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfcaresaturday #selfloveisthebestlove
I’ve been carefully crafting a 7 day series to help you improve your self-love. 💓[Didn’t know that? Swing by my last post for more info! ☺️] . Wondering what to expect? Each day... 💗You will learn about an essential component in love and how to foster that domain. 💗I’ll share my open & honest experiences with each aspect as well. 💗& You’re encouraged to share about your journey as well! . In my personal path, as well as my experience in helping clients & students, I’ve learned how integral self-love is to mental health & well-being. I’m super excited to share this process to help you grow! 🌿 . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovesaturday  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfcaresaturday  #selfloveisthebestlove 
Can’t wait to start our self-love series tomorrow ❣️
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Self-love is a powerful practice in which you honor, validate and empower yourself.
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Individuals who do not recognize the importance of self-love tend to experience common insecurities, encounter mental health problems, and turn to poor coping.
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Individuals who value self-love often experience gains in confidence, inspiration, and happiness.
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Self-love isn’t always an easy process, especially when first trying to understand and embrace the process.
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Starting tomorrow you can join me in a daily reflection to help you better understand and practice self-love❣️
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#sevendaysofselflove #selflovesaturday #selflovejourney #selfloveclub #selfcareisntselfish #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #modernmentality #selfcaresaturday
Can’t wait to start our self-love series tomorrow ❣️ . Self-love is a powerful practice in which you honor, validate and empower yourself. • Individuals who do not recognize the importance of self-love tend to experience common insecurities, encounter mental health problems, and turn to poor coping. • Individuals who value self-love often experience gains in confidence, inspiration, and happiness. • Self-love isn’t always an easy process, especially when first trying to understand and embrace the process. • Starting tomorrow you can join me in a daily reflection to help you better understand and practice self-love❣️ . . . #sevendaysofselflove  #selflovesaturday  #selflovejourney  #selfloveclub  #selfcareisntselfish  #mentalwellbeing  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #modernmentality  #selfcaresaturday 
Looking for Licensed Clinicians for both my Upland 🌇and Hesperia 🌄locations . Interested candidates should be desiring full time-ish schedules ( 28 clients or more)and love what they do. If you’ve ever thought about quitting that 9-9 grind so often required in mental health, and venturing into PP let’s talk! Make your own schedule, be surrounded by uplifting, supportive colleagues, and be allowed the creativity in your work you’re always dreamt of doing. #lcsw #lmft #psyd 
#therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow
Looking for Licensed Clinicians for both my Upland 🌇and Hesperia 🌄locations . Interested candidates should be desiring full time-ish schedules ( 28 clients or more)and love what they do. If you’ve ever thought about quitting that 9-9 grind so often required in mental health, and venturing into PP let’s talk! Make your own schedule, be surrounded by uplifting, supportive colleagues, and be allowed the creativity in your work you’re always dreamt of doing. #lcsw  #lmft  #psyd  #therapy  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #highdesert  #applevalley  #barstow 
Someone has a similar struggle 💚
Someone can understand your pain 💚Someone is able to help you 💚
Someone cares for your well-being 💚
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A few things I like to do when I catch myself feeling lonely:
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▪️See the silver lining-Time by myself is a luxury! Life can get busy and I love the freedom to tend to what I need in that present moment.
▪️Reach out-Relationships go both ways. I prefer to contact someone and spread some positive vibes.
▪️Make plans-I try to take accountability when I notice myself withdrawing. When I catch myself it might be hard to connect in the present, but I try to empower myself to take charge by making future plans with loved ones.
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💚I recognize that sometimes loneliness can drag you in before you know it, and trying healthy coping is easier said than done.
In the most extreme cases loneliness can cause suicidal thoughts. If this rings true for you or someone you love, please seek help by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK. 💚
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealthcounseling #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellness #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealththerapist #suicideprevention #loneliness #mentalhealthsupport #instamentalhealth
Someone has a similar struggle 💚 Someone can understand your pain 💚Someone is able to help you 💚 Someone cares for your well-being 💚 . . A few things I like to do when I catch myself feeling lonely: . ▪️See the silver lining-Time by myself is a luxury! Life can get busy and I love the freedom to tend to what I need in that present moment. ▪️Reach out-Relationships go both ways. I prefer to contact someone and spread some positive vibes. ▪️Make plans-I try to take accountability when I notice myself withdrawing. When I catch myself it might be hard to connect in the present, but I try to empower myself to take charge by making future plans with loved ones. . 💚I recognize that sometimes loneliness can drag you in before you know it, and trying healthy coping is easier said than done. In the most extreme cases loneliness can cause suicidal thoughts. If this rings true for you or someone you love, please seek help by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK. 💚 . . . #mentalhealth  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthcounseling  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalwellness  #mentalhealthtips  #mentalhealthblogger  #mentalhealththerapist  #suicideprevention  #loneliness  #mentalhealthsupport  #instamentalhealth 
Went to @walmart to get me some Sexy Summer products for a beautiful daily journey and goal accomplishment day #walmartdiva #mentalhealththerapy #whenilookhpodifeelgood #beautyandbrains #mybeautyisntdefinedbythenamebrandclothesiwear #bipolarandptsdwarriorandmodel #mentalhealthawareness #sexyonabudget
At The CEU Retreat I will be giving a workshop on “Love” where clinicians will learn how to teach the parents they work with about the 5 love languages to help create lasting, loving connections between children and their parents. 🌯😄 Join us! Sign up link in bio! #5lovelanguagesofchildren #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #childtherapist #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #applevalley #barstow  #riverside #sanbernardino #lcsw #msw #lmft #psyd
At The CEU Retreat I will be giving a workshop on “Love” where clinicians will learn how to teach the parents they work with about the 5 love languages to help create lasting, loving connections between children and their parents. 🌯😄 Join us! Sign up link in bio! #5lovelanguagesofchildren  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #childtherapist  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #applevalley  #barstow  #riverside  #sanbernardino  #lcsw  #msw  #lmft  #psyd 
It is an unexplainable feeling to finally be in a place where I am safe to be me. Where I can hold myself the way I want to, dress the way I want to, speak the way I want to, create the way I want to, heal the way I want to, work the way I want to, set boundaries the way I want to, express myself the way I want to; without being criticized, picked apart, misunderstood, overlooked, devalued, scapegoated, accused of terrible things and put into a box of someone else’s idea of perfection.
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The new things I am experiencing are:
True relaxation and rest are no longer a struggle.
I actually feel present in my body and environment.
I can think straight again.
I no longer fumble over my words.
My memories are coming back.
I like interacting with people again.
I actually enjoy waking up in the morning.
The people around me appreciate me, understand me, love me, see me, respect me and want the best for me.
The littlest things make me incredibly happy.
The smallest of interactions can be very meaningful.
I respect, love and care for myself in ways I’ve never been able to before.
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It is safe to be me.
It is safe for me to exist.
I am more than just my body.
I am more than just my looks, my hair, my makeup, my jewelry, my clothes, the things I own, the things I do, the things I’ve been thru.
My voice matters.
My perspective matters.
My feelings matter.
My art matters.
I matter.
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I am worthy because I exist.
I am free of the shackles placed upon me by external forces.
This cannot be taken away from me again.🕊
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Song originally by Beautiful Chorus 
#thesmallthings #healing #imsafe #evenifyourvoiceshakes #mentalhealththerapy #counseling #mentalhealth #musictherapy #narcissticabuse #ancestraltrauma #breakingthecycle #protection #safe #earthelement #selfworth #selflove #selfesteem #therapy #empowerment #itsokaytobeme #itssafetobeme
It is an unexplainable feeling to finally be in a place where I am safe to be me. Where I can hold myself the way I want to, dress the way I want to, speak the way I want to, create the way I want to, heal the way I want to, work the way I want to, set boundaries the way I want to, express myself the way I want to; without being criticized, picked apart, misunderstood, overlooked, devalued, scapegoated, accused of terrible things and put into a box of someone else’s idea of perfection. ————————— The new things I am experiencing are: True relaxation and rest are no longer a struggle. I actually feel present in my body and environment. I can think straight again. I no longer fumble over my words. My memories are coming back. I like interacting with people again. I actually enjoy waking up in the morning. The people around me appreciate me, understand me, love me, see me, respect me and want the best for me. The littlest things make me incredibly happy. The smallest of interactions can be very meaningful. I respect, love and care for myself in ways I’ve never been able to before. ————————— It is safe to be me. It is safe for me to exist. I am more than just my body. I am more than just my looks, my hair, my makeup, my jewelry, my clothes, the things I own, the things I do, the things I’ve been thru. My voice matters. My perspective matters. My feelings matter. My art matters. I matter. ————————— I am worthy because I exist. I am free of the shackles placed upon me by external forces. This cannot be taken away from me again.🕊 ————————— Song originally by Beautiful Chorus #thesmallthings  #healing  #imsafe  #evenifyourvoiceshakes  #mentalhealththerapy  #counseling  #mentalhealth  #musictherapy  #narcissticabuse  #ancestraltrauma  #breakingthecycle  #protection  #safe  #earthelement  #selfworth  #selflove  #selfesteem  #therapy  #empowerment  #itsokaytobeme  #itssafetobeme 
At first, I thought “how can I practice spontaneity if I work 12+ hours today?” Then I picked CREATIVITY. 
We cannot always get stuck in these limiting beliefs of what we think things SHOULD be. At first thought, spontaneity means getting in the car, playing hooky and going on an overnight trip to the woods to escape life. Yes, this would be amazing, but if that’s my only definition of spontaneity, I’m definitely getting disappointed. We expect things and expectations only set us up for failure and disappointment. •today, I INTEND to creatively find spontaneity•

#mentalhealth #holistictherapist #therapy #sportspsychology
#mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness
#crossfit #crossfittraining #personaltraining #gym #strong #strongmom #strongman #crossfitstrongman #momswholift #strongmom #fitlife
At first, I thought “how can I practice spontaneity if I work 12+ hours today?” Then I picked CREATIVITY. We cannot always get stuck in these limiting beliefs of what we think things SHOULD be. At first thought, spontaneity means getting in the car, playing hooky and going on an overnight trip to the woods to escape life. Yes, this would be amazing, but if that’s my only definition of spontaneity, I’m definitely getting disappointed. We expect things and expectations only set us up for failure and disappointment. •today, I INTEND to creatively find spontaneity• #mentalhealth  #holistictherapist  #therapy  #sportspsychology  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealthawareness  #crossfit  #crossfittraining  #personaltraining  #gym  #strong  #strongmom  #strongman  #crossfitstrongman  #momswholift  #strongmom  #fitlife 
Awesome therapy dogs! Jasmine and Drake! 
Find your peace! #aswarrior #hugsomeonetoday  #helpstopsuicide #mentalhealththerapy
Do you get better results working out with a personal trainer? Does your infection heal quicker after a Dr treats it? Did your cavity stop hurting after you went to the dentist? Your dress fit better after the seamstress sewed the straps? Your car run better after a trip to a mechanic? 
Get my point yet? 😉
Therapy is for everyone! Life might just look a little less overwhelming after a session with a therapist 😊
Repost @goldenauracounseling 
#therapy #therapist #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealththerapy #mentalhealththerapist #losangeles #inlandempire #claremont #upland #ontario #montclair #ranchocucamonga #fontana #laverne #pomona #chino #chinohills #hesperia #victorville #highdesert #applevalley #barstow
Do you get better results working out with a personal trainer? Does your infection heal quicker after a Dr treats it? Did your cavity stop hurting after you went to the dentist? Your dress fit better after the seamstress sewed the straps? Your car run better after a trip to a mechanic? Get my point yet? 😉 Therapy is for everyone! Life might just look a little less overwhelming after a session with a therapist 😊 Repost @goldenauracounseling #therapy  #therapist  #mentalhealthmatters  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalhealththerapy  #mentalhealththerapist  #losangeles  #inlandempire  #claremont  #upland  #ontario  #montclair  #ranchocucamonga  #fontana  #laverne  #pomona  #chino  #chinohills  #hesperia  #victorville  #highdesert  #applevalley  #barstow 
When it is really stupidly hot, We get towels wet and put them on the girls back and bellies. On this day, I decided to pull it up and around Albas head. She kept it there and fell asleep for at least an hour and didn't move. Something tells me she liked it!! #dogsofig #pets #ilovemydog #spanielspam #companiondogs #petoftheday #dogsarefamily #mentalhealthblog #animalkingdom #mentalhealthisimportant #disabledandproud #mentalhealththerapy #dogselfie #dogsonadventures #spanielsofinstauk #dogsarethebest #chronicillnesswarrior #dogcrushdaily #spanielsrock #petsarefamily #invisibleillnessfighter #spanielselfie #dogfriendly #mentalhealthcare #instadog #dogstagram #dogloversofinstagram #dogoftheday #disabilityadvocacy #dogslove
When it is really stupidly hot, We get towels wet and put them on the girls back and bellies. On this day, I decided to pull it up and around Albas head. She kept it there and fell asleep for at least an hour and didn't move. Something tells me she liked it!! #dogsofig  #pets  #ilovemydog  #spanielspam  #companiondogs  #petoftheday  #dogsarefamily  #mentalhealthblog  #animalkingdom  #mentalhealthisimportant  #disabledandproud  #mentalhealththerapy  #dogselfie  #dogsonadventures  #spanielsofinstauk  #dogsarethebest  #chronicillnesswarrior  #dogcrushdaily  #spanielsrock  #petsarefamily  #invisibleillnessfighter  #spanielselfie  #dogfriendly  #mentalhealthcare  #instadog  #dogstagram  #dogloversofinstagram  #dogoftheday  #disabilityadvocacy  #dogslove 
💖 First time going to therapy 💖⠀
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Overall, my first time at therapy went better and differently than I expected. The doctor was quite nice and she had sent me forms to fill out ahead of time so we could make the most of our first trip together without having to worry about them which was unexpected but nice.⠀
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My mom came went me and just was in the session for a few minutes to start since I want to get evaluated for autism and part of the diganosis comes from childhood info from parents. The therapist and I decided to talk about other stuff for the first session so she left shortly into it.⠀
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The rest of the session was full of tears and me having to pump myself up at times to say some personal stuff that now only my therapist and partner know about. Talking about that stuff was harder than I expected, I guess because when I told my partner about it it didn't feel as difficult.⠀
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I'm glad and grateful I have the option of going to and affording my therapy. I have another session next Tuesday to continue the evaluation process. At the end of this session, my therapist said that I do have depression and the next session will be to see if I have social anxiety or autism or possibly both.⠀
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#mentalhealthrecovery #emtionalsupport #endthestigma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #endthestigmaofmentalillness  #itsokaynottobeokay #breakthestigma #mentalillnessisreal #itsoknottobeok #stigmafree  #mentalillness #mentalhealth #yourmentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selflove #youarenotalone #mentalillnessrecovery #socialanxeity #anxiety #depression #anxiety #flowers #mentalhealththerapy #therapysession #therapyexperience #madeforwe
💖 First time going to therapy 💖⠀ ✨⠀ Overall, my first time at therapy went better and differently than I expected. The doctor was quite nice and she had sent me forms to fill out ahead of time so we could make the most of our first trip together without having to worry about them which was unexpected but nice.⠀ ✨⠀ My mom came went me and just was in the session for a few minutes to start since I want to get evaluated for autism and part of the diganosis comes from childhood info from parents. The therapist and I decided to talk about other stuff for the first session so she left shortly into it.⠀ ✨⠀ The rest of the session was full of tears and me having to pump myself up at times to say some personal stuff that now only my therapist and partner know about. Talking about that stuff was harder than I expected, I guess because when I told my partner about it it didn't feel as difficult.⠀ ✨⠀ I'm glad and grateful I have the option of going to and affording my therapy. I have another session next Tuesday to continue the evaluation process. At the end of this session, my therapist said that I do have depression and the next session will be to see if I have social anxiety or autism or possibly both.⠀ ✨⠀ [Image description: A tree of pink flowers, similar to Sakura blossoms, with the bright blue sky behind them.]⠀ ✨⠀ ✨⠀ ✨⠀ #mentalhealthrecovery  #emtionalsupport  #endthestigma  #endthestigmaofmentalhealth  #endthestigmaofmentalillness  #itsokaynottobeokay  #breakthestigma  #mentalillnessisreal  #itsoknottobeok  #stigmafree  #mentalillness  #mentalhealth  #yourmentalhealthmatters  #selfcare  #selflove  #youarenotalone  #mentalillnessrecovery  #socialanxeity  #anxiety  #depression  #anxiety  #flowers  #mentalhealththerapy  #therapysession  #therapyexperience  #madeforwe 
Very extra necessary. Inching ever forward. Collectively making progress. Music, and the larger Art therapy have been around. It only seems natural that this is an outlet black men would use to start the process of getting things out 
#Repost @domoniquerobinsonlmsw
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Charlamagne tha God & Royce da 5’9 speaking on The Breakfast Club about mental health therapy and how it has benefitted them both. They talk about how as black people we often normalize a lot of the trauma we’ve been through or are just told to “deal with it”. What do you all think?

#BlackMentalHealth #TherapyforBlackMen #MentalHealth #BlackMentalHealthMatters #BlackTherapist #BlackHealth #BlackHealthMatters #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MinorityMentalHealthMonth #CelebrityMentalHealth #slaughterhouse #TheBreakfastClub #MentalHealthTherapy #Therapy
#Repost @lcarterny
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#therapy #support
#healthylifestyle #mentalhealth #grief #depression #anxiety #ptsd #time #wellness #stress #mentalhealthawareness
Very extra necessary. Inching ever forward. Collectively making progress. Music, and the larger Art therapy have been around. It only seems natural that this is an outlet black men would use to start the process of getting things out #Repost  @domoniquerobinsonlmsw ・・・ Charlamagne tha God & Royce da 5’9 speaking on The Breakfast Club about mental health therapy and how it has benefitted them both. They talk about how as black people we often normalize a lot of the trauma we’ve been through or are just told to “deal with it”. What do you all think? #BlackMentalHealth  #TherapyforBlackMen  #MentalHealth  #BlackMentalHealthMatters  #BlackTherapist  #BlackHealth  #BlackHealthMatters  #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth  #MinorityMentalHealthMonth  #CelebrityMentalHealth  #slaughterhouse  #TheBreakfastClub  #MentalHealthTherapy  #Therapy  #Repost  @lcarterny ・・・ Salute ✊🏾 . #therapy  #support  #healthylifestyle  #mentalhealth  #grief  #depression  #anxiety  #ptsd  #time  #wellness  #stress  #mentalhealthawareness 
100% Art
Fashion is a form of creative art and design so it is also a form of art therapy. The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical , mental and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour , reduce stress, increase self esteem and self awareness, and achieve insight,”(Cherry, What is Art Therapy). Basically thoughts, images, perceptions, feelings and imagination from the inner self are coerced to emerge from inhibition through art sessions of sculpting, painting, drawing  and collage making.#bridgetriley #bridgetrileyart #bridgetrileyartist
100% Art Fashion is a form of creative art and design so it is also a form of art therapy. The American Art Therapy Association defines art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical , mental and emotional well being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behaviour , reduce stress, increase self esteem and self awareness, and achieve insight,”(Cherry, What is Art Therapy). Basically thoughts, images, perceptions, feelings and imagination from the inner self are coerced to emerge from inhibition through art sessions of sculpting, painting, drawing and collage making.#bridgetriley  #bridgetrileyart  #bridgetrileyartist 
Charlamagne tha God & Royce da 5’9 speaking on The Breakfast Club about mental health therapy and how it has benefitted them both. They talk about how as black people we often normalize a lot of the trauma we’ve been through or are just told to “deal with it”. What do you all think?
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#BlackMentalHealth #TherapyforBlackMen #MentalHealth #BlackMentalHealthMatters #BlackTherapist #BlackHealth #BlackHealthMatters #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MinorityMentalHealthMonth #CelebrityMentalHealth #CthaGod #Royceda59 #slaughterhouse #TheBreakfastClub #Power1051 #RevoltTV #MentalHealthTherapy #Therapy @cthagod @royceda59 @breakfastclubam @revolttv
Charlamagne tha God & Royce da 5’9 speaking on The Breakfast Club about mental health therapy and how it has benefitted them both. They talk about how as black people we often normalize a lot of the trauma we’ve been through or are just told to “deal with it”. What do you all think? • #BlackMentalHealth  #TherapyforBlackMen  #MentalHealth  #BlackMentalHealthMatters  #BlackTherapist  #BlackHealth  #BlackHealthMatters  #MinorityMentalHealthAwarenessMonth  #MinorityMentalHealthMonth  #CelebrityMentalHealth  #CthaGod  #Royceda59  #slaughterhouse  #TheBreakfastClub  #Power1051  #RevoltTV  #MentalHealthTherapy  #Therapy  @cthagod @royceda59 @breakfastclubam @revolttv
#RP #repost #pic @impeach4peace 👍🏾🙏🏾 #Mahalo for sharing #woke #info & #quotes 😊🤙🏾; ‪#ProWhiteLife 👉 #Fetuses but F’ innocence #Keiki walking around on 2 feet (embracing #guns more than 🌎 precious children are our future)🤦🏾‍♂️,Pure #Insanity former “#Conservatives” Now known as #Trump’s #WhiteNationalists, #MentalHealththerapy is U-R-G-E-N-T!!💯💯‬