There’s never a bad day to put effort in. Start small, stick with it, and naturally increase.
If you’re the type who currently has no physical activists in their life, challenge yourself to 10 push-ups a day for 2 weeks. Mark it each day on the calendar. When accomplished, you’ll be excited and eager to start another challenge!
Stocked up on books from the library that feature characters with dementia. I read Still Alice by Lisa Genova and appreciated the way she gave insight into what it might be like for the person with dementia. I'm curious what these books can offer. 📚♥️
Are there novels or memoirs that have helped you better understand dementia? Share your recommendations!
Have you read any of these? Or Still Alice? What's your review?
Mamas, get excited! Anna of @momwithinreach will be taking over our Instastories today all the way from her family vacay in Hawaii. She is funny and real and awesome and we can't wait for you all to meet her! She's also major #momgoals because we are terrified to take our little ones on really long flights. She's already done Italy with her little bae too. (Brooke just mastered her fear, taking the little ones to Portugal last week. I still have not!) #instatakeover
💜She was unstoppable not because she did not have failures or doubts but because she continued on despite them.💜
Living with Lupus is definitely not an easy thing and spreading Lupus awareness is hard hard work. I’ve had many setbacks in my journey - for real - but I’ve picked myself back up and continued moving forward. 💁🏼♀️
We all have our own burden to bear - whether it be chronic illness related or not. Don’t let it hold you back from achieving your own form of greatness. Don’t let your fears, failures, or doubts consume you. Be strong - I know you can do it! 💪🏻
Happy Monday Warriors! Let’s make it great - despite the mid-July heat 🙄. I believe in all of you! 💜💜💜
😩Solo Sleep Situation 😩
When you're going through a sleep shiz storm ⛈ it feels like you're the only ☝🏻 in this sleep situation but 💯 you're ✨NOT✨ alone. Your 😴 situation isn't a solo one and so many others are going through the same sleep situation as you right now 💛👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 PS 🤚🏻up if you're singing 🎤 #michaeljackson right now 🙈#monday#mondaymotivation#mondaymatra#yourenotalone
I can tend to be a creature of habit. .
When it comes to snacks it works well because I find something I like that's healthy and satisfying and stick to it for a while!
Overnight oats again for the win!! 1/3 cup oats
1 tbsp p2b powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Enough milk or almond milk to cover
1/2 sliced banana
2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
Sprinkle of cacao nibs!! .
What's your favorite snack at the moment?!?!
Day 199: Reality is reality. Nothing is forever. In order to fight disease accept the diagnosis.
For about 1,5 years my eczema was like a black dark monster trapped inside my body and mind, chasing me in my dreams and preventing me from living a happy life. All I could do was looking to blame something or someone. When there seemed nothing or no one to blame for, the itch, the image in the mirror, the loneliness (like you are the only one this world) and the words of the doctor almost wanted me to end my life.
Finally time has come to make friends with my difficult to heal eczema spots and embrace them into my life. I never know for how many days, weeks, months, years they will stay with me.
With proud I introduce you my extraordinary skin. I gave them all a cute name: Miene, Vita, Lola, Figaro and Oliver.
These names happened to be the names of cats that were once in my life.
Wishing all warriors the strength to accept reality and a happy life!
Don’t let anybody fool you that you are incurable. Take back what belongs to you 🦋
I’m not going to teach you how to calm down.
I’m going to teach you how to communicate your needs clearly confidently and effectively “from the heart” in a way that can be understood, appreciated and accepted so that you no longer feel so angry 😡 you see red and lose your mind.
It’s no wonder you feel misunderstood- most people are simply intimidated by your intensity, which you view as an expression of how much you care.
When other people withdraw it makes you feel alone, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
When you learn to communicate from your heart, with more vulnerability and openness, they will see the caring and courage and no longer be afraid 😱 of what you have to say.
If you have time to learn, I have time to help.
Lots of love 💗
❤About me: I was a rodeo girl, he was a city boy but somehow we fit together like PB and J. He had 3 kids and I had too many to count fur kids. When we started dating we made a pact...I would take on his kids, he would take on mine. A few months in, Surprisingly (I was told i couldnt have kids without major meds) I got knocked up and that is how my journey turned into something more than we ever could imagine. I ended up having "Hyperemisis Gravidarim". Look it up. It's not fun. Severe vomiting. Hospitalization. IVs. NG tubes. This man stuck by my side and I fell more in love with him through it all. We had the most amazing beautiful miracle baby boy. He moved in and I instantly took on his kids too as a step mom. We had them 50/50. Then slowly it turned into more and more and more....then it would be less for a while...then full time. We had ups, we had downs, I had to learn to be a mom of an 8, 5, 3, and newborn all at once. Sometimes I wanted to lose it. Somedays it worked. Some days I still wonder who I am and still try to find time to be the person I was before all this happened but It's been 4 years together and we realize that we have been through more in these four years than most couples do in a lifetime. Many of the pictures posted before this are things that have happened along the way and we would love to have you join us as we continue along this journey. I want to help you and others who may be in the same situation or had HG. Enjoy our journey! ❤✌❤✌❤💍💍🙌🙌
For anyone going through a rough time, it happens. Shit just happens. might be for an obvious reason or for a reason you’re currently unaware of. Just remember you can’t give up you need to stand up an be strong. I have had so many emotions run through my head in the past 4 days it’s not even funny. I was so overwhelmed an it was taking control of me. Am I 100% right now? No I’m not but I can get through it. It’s only temporary. Just don’t ever let people put you down, don’t let people’s judgements or opinions of YOUR life affect you. Everyone learns things at their own pace, Everyone has the ability to change you are always in control of you. Never give up on your dreams an always strive to be the best. #beyourself#standup#motivationalquotes#realtalk#yourenotalone#nevergiveup#dream#alwaystry
My Girlfriend convinced me to let her photoshoot me bc according to her I don’t have nice pictures on ig after she demanded me to post them, it sounded more like a threat to be honest I have proof swipe left to see how cool I am guys @debb_debbie ❤️
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE begin to be an extension of yourselves!! So many people can be in the largest, most crowded rooms and still feel completely alone. My heart breaks daily because if this very thing. Please stop allowing people to suffer in silence because you think the most strongest, smile wearingest, got it all together looking person doesn’t need your help! Who knows what that stranger or closest friend just may be thinking or feeling. Please allow yourself to be a “Me Too” in the lives of others! Your smile, hello, hug, phone call, text message, prayer, and especially your presence can be the very thing that someone needs for another moment of HOPE!! This may just be a post to some, but it hits horribly close to home for me 😭😭😭 Begin to be the change you want to see and the example you’ve never had! WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER!!! #prayersforhiedisfamily#yourenotalone 😢
Baby steps. This is becoming my therapy for my manic mind. It goes non stop, always moving from one dimension to another. Shoot first, aim later. But i crash and burn a lot and the self doubt becomes a factor over and over. In my heart I’m a champion but my actions never quite match my ambitions. Im working on it and it starts with taking 100 percent responsibility for every single thing that has lead you to this point in your life. No one did this for you even if everything was handed to you. In the end you make the decision for what actions and reactions take course in your life. Audit your shit, I bet it could get a whole lot better than you think.
No rain ☔️ No flowers 🌻
🌧 What would you say to someone in the rain right now? What do you wish someone said to you when flowers seemed like they’d never bloom?
🌦 Some of us have learned to dance in the rain, ya know?
💛 But someone is reading this and not dancing.
🌤 Share with them what you’ve learned to tell yourself in the hard times, or what you’ve wished someone would say to you.
I’ve been deep into “brain dump” journaling lately (highly recommend). This came out the other day: “I think my constant focus on changing myself into someone I love is keeping me from loving myself.”
I always imagine a “better” version of myself in the future. More enlightened, more muscular, more successful… whatever. I’m always working towards that.
Problem is, I tell myself when in turn in to that person, I’ll be completely accepting/happy with myself, but forget how important it is to feel that way about myself right now as well.
I’ve had different variations of this same realization quite a few times. Annnnd I always forget.
Example: I used to think when I finally looked a certain way then I’ll be happy with myself. The day I realized I’d never find happiness chasing that route was one of the biggest turning points in my life. But it’s too easy to just forget, and start chasing something else.
Maybe some of my time spent fixated on changing myself into a better me would be better spent learning to love and accept exactly who I am right now, instead of just always trying to be better. 🤔
Now I definitely think constant mental and physical improvement are a must. Just it’s too easy (at least for me) to forget to also include self-love and acceptance for who you are currently along with the desire to improve.
Anyways, this makes me super uncomfortable to post. But talking about stuff like this always seems to help clients and friends who are struggling with the same. I definitely don’t have the answers, but if any of this resonated with ya, I’d love to talk!
I get extremely anxious when I travel...it's been like this for 7 years now. It started when I was on a family trip and the person that was driving was doing it recklessly... I was going through severe depression and anxiety and panic attacks were new to me...actually, I hadn't been diagnosed with anxiety until after this trip.
I thought I was going to die of a heart attack because my heart was beating like crazy, the world was too big, I felt too small and I got very sick...I weighed 90lbs, I wasn't eating nor sleeping.
I finally started taking meds and I got better, but I couldn't get on a bus in my town...I didn't travel for over a year... now because of work I have to travel almost every two weeks and even though I haven't overcome my fear and traveling anxiety, I do it and take photos to help me relax and focus on other things.
If you're struggling with anxiety, it does get better, you're one tough motherfucker and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Many thanks to friends who support me and have helped me when I travel and text me back or call me to calm me down. #Thankyou for existing 💕
I think that people have been suffering from mental illnesses more than any diseases out there.Today I woke up and I broke down out of nothing.I couldn’t control the tears all of a sudden & I didn’t even know why.All I felt was heartaches.It sucks that we barely talk about it and ashamed to share our stories,but you and I don’t have to face the black light alone.We are all in this together! 💜 #mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#selfawareness#anxietydisorder#stockholmsyndrome#yourenotalone
JOURNEY OF GROWTH 🙏
I am not who I used to BE.
I am who I am Today, just as I will BE who I am Tomorrow. Because of Today's experiences, lessons and mistakes I've made and learned from.
I have not regrets.
I forgive other's and myself for hurtful times.
I am Grateful for my experiences and opportunities for Growth.
A lot of the time I allow my Ego/Fears to talk me out of BEing ALL that I AM. And on other days I smile in the face of Adversity, I push through and come out the other side having grown a little more, ready for tomorrow. Somedays I hold on tight to the steering wheel, trying in vane to control my life. Other days I let go and allow flow back in, these are Blissful days.
My journey is what I make it. Filled with choices, resourceful one's and some, not so much.
This is my journey, my life and I am so grateful for the beautiful soul's whom choose to travel along with me. 🙏💖 Be ok with where you're at.
Be ok that things aren't always where you expected them to BE.
Be ok, knowing the Universe has your back and what you're seeking, may be just around that next corner.
Surround yourself with a team of soul's who support you and vise versa. .
Suicide is a very real & very scary thing with absolutely no good coming from it. Even celebrities who seem to “have it all” have their share of heartache and pain. Absolutely no one is exempt from the trials of this life but suicide is not the answer for it’s a final and permanent solution to a problem that is sure to pass. If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, please seek help immediately. The world will not be a better place without you or that loved one in it. If you or someone you know is hurting talk to a trusted friend or loved one. Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255. My heart breaks for those who have been affected by suicide.