I used to struggle with this a lot . No matter what emotion I was feeling I always found a way to turn to food. Back then I didn’t know there was outlets like meditation, visualization & personal development. This world is new to me but I’m grateful for it because I’m constantly growing and expanding my mind. When it gets hard don’t throw in the towel , you can restart 1000x as long as you don’t give up. It’s easy to take control of your emotions when things are going well. It’s when they are going completely wrong which is the true test
I really do not want to begin moving out of my apartment tomorrow. Living alone is such a beautiful thing. Being completely dependent on yourself ( & @google ). It is such a wonderful life lesson in growth. Depending on one's mental health status, I would recommend it. I cannot wait to continue this journey of independence later in my journey. / Shout out to @beachbody and I because I ain't even flexin' 😅
On our walk tonight we passed this lot, all barb wire and WARNING signs. KEEP OUT. I don’t know why but it made me think of Garudasana. All zipped up tight into ourselves this Asana has the look of curling up into oneself - yet it allows you to open up into the shoulders and hips. Done consistently it improves balance and concentration. Settle in for a while notice how the breath effects the stability of this pose. I came back to the barracks and looked up why it was named Eagle pose, the story behind it is lovely, and I love this insight into the Power you can gain from this pose. Always remember the Asana is way more than how you shape the body, but what you take away by the journey to be there.
“Too often do we diminish our own power, or misuse it, all because – as Marianne Williamson said; “Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us”. Our minds in particular are incredibly powerful; our mood, stress levels, rates of anxiety and sadness all have a huge impact on the nervous system and immune system, as does happiness, joy, hope and confidence. The problem lies not in the power of the mind, but how we use it. Despite what we might think, the mind is not a bad thing, it just gets caught up in the ways of the world sometimes; it gets scared and protective, and when we let it run amok, that is when it becomes a problem. Just as Garuda used his great power to ‘devour’ evil, to transport Vishnu – the preserver of life – and help humanity move from darkness to light, we too can practice using our own power for good over evil, to help ourselves rather than cause harm.”
Making the most of the space I am in and keeping to my goals that I set for myself. I promised myself the priority would be keeping my practice and finding my groove with working out again. #sofarsogood .
I was happy to see another one of the ladies in my bay pull out her workout mat and get her healthy self moving. Be true to yourself, make yourself a priority. It’s taking being in a place that is giving me so few hours of free time to realize just how precious it is. #maketimeforme .
Sweet dreams 💤
Good morning world 🌎 🌞. In gratitude I thank the food that is filling my belly, the body that moves me upon your surface, and the air that fills my lungs and allows me to continue this journey.
Allowing myself to notice the things that brings me joy helps me in the moments I am frustrated by the things that cause anger.
Find your balance. 🙏🏼.
summer afternoons 💛
Sunshine has tightly embraced the world.
People open the doors.
The aroma of flowers enters the house,
filling every corner with joy.
People aren't afraid of the rain,
neither of the wind's cold breathing.
It's easy to keep the doors open
when the sunshine embraces the world.
It's easy to let the aroma of flowers
come into the house
when they are blooming.
Yet, I love the people
who don't shut the doors
when it's raining, when it's freaking cold.
I love the people who chase their dreams
when everything is falling apart.
I love the people who are creating little miracles
when loneliness becomes a monster.
I love the people who are falling in love with sunsets
when a story doesn't have a happy ending.
Do you know what is my favorite kind of people?
Those who still smile
when someone brutally shuts a door in their face;
they put a pot with beautiful flowers in front of
and they continue their journey
with the sun in their eyes, with an open heart...
Here’s the thing about journeys...
You never really know where the fuck you are or if you’re actually on the right path.
Sometimes you get lost going in circles and have to phone a friend.
Sometimes you can see others going in the right direction and you feel like you’re on some completely wrong path, just trying to get to where they are.
Even once you know you’re on the right path you’re like, “What the fuck? I just wanna go back to where I was comfortable” but you keep going because you want to explore more of what life has to offer.
And when it’s all said and done, or when you need to stop for a moment to rest, you can look back and see just how beautiful the entire thing has been.
Don’t ever say “fuck it” and give up.
You hold your head high and keep moving forward one step at a time.
Yesterday was a really big day in my cancer journey. After hearing about it for a couple years, I’m finally receiving PRRT Therapy. This treatment is made specifically for my cancer and has been used in Europe for many years now with very good results. Finally it was approved by FDA in the United States and it’s my time to shine and receive it. This treatment is basically a heavy duty radiation that is intravenously administrated and it targets a hormone that my tumors produce. It kills the hormone and in return it should significantly shrink and even kill a lot of the tumors. Now it’s not a cure. It’s not something that will put me in remission. But it is something that can add up to 4 years of life for me. It can help to make me feel better and change my quality of living. There are definitely side effects that may or may not happen and I’ll cross those bridges when I get to them. Right now I am stuck at home for 3 days unable to really be around people due to the amount of radiation in my body. Who knows, maybe I’ll gain a super power or start glowing in the dark. I’m just going to take it one day, one minute, one second at a time. This is an amazing opportunity I’ve been given and I’m so grateful for this treatment. When you have a rare chronic cancer without a lot of treatment options, you take the opportunities you get and run with them. My journey isn’t easy, but I will continue to fight hard to live. Much love and happiness to you all! 💕#cancerfighter#prrttherapy#neuroendocrinecancer#fuckcancer#cancerwarrior#continuethejourney#stronger#onedayatatime
You will never really get, how really everything works in my world. How the colour of the sky changes every now and then, and how deep the sea gets in there. How volcanoes and rivers flow together, and how demons and angels fall in love in there. How stormy a night can get and how bright a day can be. How ruined the home is, but how vibrant the feelings are in there.