Shake it, scream it, throw a heavy object across the yard, sing it loudly in the car. Move strong energy such as anger, rage, disappointment, heaviness, and frustration through the willing river of the body. We are not meant to hold intensity, turn it against ourselves, or save it up for our friends and family.
In my newsletter today, I have a bit about taking up running to get through the feelings of divorce. I was that middle-aged lady running through Portland with the white earbuds and my #eminem face on.
Every week I send a 2 minute video out with tips for #beingonearth .
How I feel climbing out of the depths of a depressive downswing. .
Sadly we live in a world where mental health isn't treated like a sickness. It isn't given the same understanding and leniency as "being really sick". Have some compassion this holiday season. You never know what other people might be going through.
A great gift for anyone that has a kitchen.
These can be found at @thegiftcollectivepopup in Tysons Corner Center. THis Saturday you will also find me teaming up with @gardensandpots at 2 locations
Takoma Park Middle School 10-4 and Loyalty Bookstore
in Silver Spring 11-3
12 YEARS SOBER TODAY!!!! 😱😱😱 I finally settled into my skin! I have done so much work on me the past few years, and holy crap God is good. My life is so full of love. Just love. And it’s a direct result of chasing my recovery like my life depended it...bc it did depend on it, and always will. Now that doesn’t mean that everyday is a struggle, I am just so painfully aware of what it is that I suffer from. I’m an addict, I have mental illness, and have to take medication on a daily basis to hit normal. I have severe depression, a panic disorder, and crazy ADHD. I’m an incest survivor, sexual abuse survivor, and a planet Earth survivor. I’ve been objectified, torn apart by the world, raped, beaten, and told on a normal basis that I should kill myself. I have felt my way through this world doing the best job I can to be a better version of me. The truth is, we all suffer from something and no one can measure the pain of another. Sure, I’ve had my blows in this lifetime but today I love me. Every broken piece. I have learned so many lessons along the way and I am strong, weak, courageous, vulnerable, confident, insecure, hopeless, filled with faith...a human. I am no more or less than anyone else, and thank God for that. I just get to LIVE, and try to be useful wherever I can. Sobriety is not an uphill journey, it’s more of a rollercoaster without a seatbelt 🤣 But for today I have a roof over my head, gas in my car, food in my stomach, and endless experiences that can benefit others. I have a husband and 3 dogs that are happy to see me everyday. I have AMAZING women in my life who love me without limits. I have a healed family as a result of recovery and God, and I can be alone at perfect peace and ease. If you are struggling, I hope this brings some kind of hope. We are ALL worthy of love and respect! We ALL have a purpose! We all fall, and if you’re anything like me, it’s more of a nose dive. But it isn’t our mistakes that matter. It how we rise up and handle them that truly holds weight. I am grateful for this life, and every experience I’ve had. I know freedom! And I wish that for everyone. Cheers to another year!! #sobriety#recoveryispossible#upandout
Snuggled up in a blanket sipping butter rum. It’s what you deserve.
Find these and lots of other local businesses at @thegiftcollectivepopup in Tysons Corner Center. Next to Lush. -