I haven’t been up to taking pics of my smoothies but I’m still making them daily. To use these as meals, I usually use a plant based protein powder. As a snack or dessert, I just use the fruits and veggies with a liquid. Enjoy people 😘
i got to talk to a psychiatrist about one of the clients i work with the other day and one of the things he explained is that all of the insults, the extreme anxiety, the “catastrophic overreactions” as he labelled it is just her trying to survive. this girl who has a list of at least ten different diagnoses ranging from autism, to borderline personality disorder to obsessive compulsive disorder. this girl who has a million different routines that can cause an emotional breakdown if altered in the slightest. this girl who has three to one staffing 24/7, and cameras on her for every waking moment. this girl that hurls insults at us daily, and truly drives me to the very end of my patience, she is just trying to survive.
aren’t we all? i believe this world would truly be a better place if instead of labelling people as “crazy” or “mean” we would understand that unless you are a psychopath, i truly don’t think anyone genuinely desires to hurt another person. if we took two seconds to understand what it must be like to not only be so anxious that a slight change in your environment could trigger you to the point of hurting yourself and/or others, but to have a learning disability that limits your ability to understand what is happening around you on top of that.
i love my job because i get to see and know the beautiful personalities that lie beneath all of this, of people who have been drastically misunderstood and often mistreated as a result. 💖
Hello friends! We have all come together to do a mental health awareness benefit auction. Did you know nearly 1 out of 5 adults in the United States are affected by mental illness? We need to show our support for those suffering - starting with one of our dear friends. 💚 All items will be auctioned on one page @awarenessbenefit .. please give a follow and turn on post notifications!! .
All proceeds from this auction will go directly to gypsysoulartistry and her gofundme page. This money will be used to help offset costs of her husbands funeral. Please take a second to read her story and show your support this weekend at the auction being held to support our dear friend. .
We will have items donated from all of these lovely souls who have come together to support Minxy, and in Clay’s memory. 💚 We thank you dearly for supporting this cause.
And MORE shops joining every hour!! Send a DM to take part in this auction that will be held HERE. Make sure to turn ON post notifications!
Recently heard a friend of mine use this term. My new life motto, Pronoia, the opposite of Paranoia, is the belief that the universe is working with, not against, you. Life will constantly barrage you with lessons until you listen to your core. Mahatma Gandi once said, Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny. No matter how hard it gets, I like to keep gratitude a constant in my mind. Grateful for the difficulties, the subtleties, and the overall ebbs and flows of lyfe. Is life working for you? Or against you? Shift your Beliefs and await the magic that follows suit 🌠
I am grateful for chocolate covered raisins. I am grateful for the simple, yet profound power of breathe. I am grateful to be able to play, to lesson the load of life with laughter
What are three things you are grateful for?
I am going to be super vulnerable but today is a big day for me.
Today this happened while filling out the new patient form at my doctor. This is the first time in my life this has ever happened and as I filled out this form I reflected on how far I’ve come.
It seems like yesterday when the only answer seemed to be to leave this world. I thought it would be a better place for everyone and I would be free from the grips of mental illness. None of that is true!
I’m so glad my attempts failed. I am so glad I am living today and I am so grateful for the hell I went through to get here. Even more I am eternally grateful for my parents and friends that loved me enough to make me get help. I am so blessed to have that support system because without them I would be dead today.
I am on zero medication and I am just in awe because I never thought there would be a day when this would be my state of being.
If you or anyone you know is struggling PLEASE encourage them to get help. It does get better. There is a light at the end of the tunnel if proper treatment is taken. I am not promising all people with mental illness will be able to live without medication one day. But I am promising hope and healing if treatment is sought and followed. 💛
Often times, you can't physically see someone hurting and battling this fight they claim to be fighting. Because those wounds and wars are held within. Believe them when they tell you that it hurts; that although it's hard, they're trying. Believe that they're trying.
There’s a new #TherapyThursday on my Insta story AND IGTV right now. I’m talking about the most annoying word on mental wellness history-MINDFULNESS-and how it’s actually a p. legit tool if your ass is just as paranoid and panicked as mine. GO WATCH AND TELL ME WHAT YA THINK BELOW. And tell ur friends. and ur mom. and that one person from high school who lives in rural Iowa with zero access to healthcare and a “support system” that calls them a “pussy” for calling a suicide hotline. DO YOUR PART. +++
Photo by @eryanellis from our recent trip to Colombia 🇨🇴 and yes this is the only outfit I wear now. +++ EDIT: I forgot to mention that SELF CARE TAROTSCOPES with @tarotcassandra are up on the blog too! Find out what’s in store for the rest of Scorpio season!
Our journey through life can feel like an uphill battle. Some of our journeys have been plagued with addiction; the beast that seeks to steal our joy, our loved ones and life as we know it. Look around...that family who seems to have it all together, that college student, that grandparent, that business executive, that homeless person, that parent struggling to make ends meet, that brother/sister/relative/friend/neighbor are all touched by addiction. No one is exempt. We may not battle with the beast ourselves, but we all know someone who does. So, what will we do about it? One of the greatest gifts we can give that person is unconditional love and support. This provides hope, and where there is life there is always hope.
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Invisible Illness ✨
✖️ When you say you’re okay when your body feels like it’s on fire
✖️ When completing every day small tasks requires you to ‘push through’
✖️ When you have to say no to friends, family or work and the answer why is because your exhausted from pain
✖️ When you’re scared to book a holiday or commit to plans because you don’t know when you’ll get a flare
✖️ When the doctor doesn’t believe you or people make you feel small
✖️ When days off are literally spent in bed all day recovering from being out
I know this all to well, and wearing the mask is sometimes more exhausting then the illness itself. I wear mine all the time, so this is just as much for me as it is for you.
So today I invite you to remove your mask, to move from hiding to owning your limitations. To say no, or stay in bed all day, and actually feel good about it (no guilt). Be gentle with yourself, but remember you are special and unique, and so are your struggles. And no one benefits from keeping them hidden 💛
My nickname was buttercup from the power puff girls. If y’all don’t know, she was the angry one and that’s how we attempted to survive our relationship. It was our way to separate me from my mental illness. I’m so glad I’m better now, but I was a ball of fury. Anger is a strong emotion but it is a secondary emotion. It’s important to understand the root of your anger to help with the manifestation of it.
i know me telling you that I love you won't make you feel any better, because the insecurities, thoughts and feelings will still be there but sometimes we really need someone to tell what is going on in our minds or what are we going through and sometimes we prefer opening up to strangers instead of the people we actually know and there is a reason behind but anyways if you feel like you don't really have anyone to listen your problems, rants etc feel free to dm me also I will be more active on my spam account @spillingthegaramchai
The dangerous narrative that has unfortunately become the consistent explanation for mass shootings or other violent tragedies is that the perpetrator must be mentally ill. Gun violence and mental health do NOT go hand in hand and this needs to be known and understood due to its implications for those that are mentally ill and not violent (vast majority)
As a daughter, wife, mother and especially as a physician, gun violence is an issue I as well as other physicians should weigh in on as it does affect our patients. We not only have a right to speak up but we have the expertise to weigh in on the effects of gun violence from a healthcare perspective. We are completely in our lane by speaking up.
I can do this! I’m so far from where I was prior to my surgeries earlier this year. I know it will take time—one step at a time! .
BUT I also get so frustrated! It’s so hard. I get depressed and don’t eat right and don’t move enough...then I get stiff and feel like I’m starting over every day! Ugh! .
BUT, I CAN DO THIS!!! One day at a time Sabrina, one day at a time!!