A message from my heart:
For anyone who is close to me, they will understand this. For everyone else, these last few months have been the hardest I have ever experienced. Daily having to put blind faith into the concept of ’a better tomorrow’, constantly battling my own reflection in the prison chamber that is my mind. These events have stripped me of people and things that I love and has put me in a place where I don't want to be, grasping on to the expectation that ”one day it will get better”. I have never felt so broken and vulnerable, but the truth is the more vulnerable I become, the more empowering it is for me. Seeing everything in an honest light has forced me to realise that there is no shame in being honest and there is no shame in being broken. What makes me vulnerable, makes me beautiful and it's time for me to start accepting that. #mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#vulnerability#beauty#confidence#broken#healing#wordsofencouragement#fromtheheart
An analysis of 148 of studies on social support suggests that social isolation increases the risk of death as much as smoking cigarettes, and more than physical inactivity or obesity.
That is no surprise when you consider that research has demonstrated that loneliness activates the same regions of the brain that are involved with physical pain. Brain scans captured through fMRI show the same areas associated with distress, whether caused by social rejection, or by actual physical pain.
Did you know that even moderate levels of loneliness puts a person at high risk of:
Elevated blood pressure
Weakened immune system
Increased levels of stress hormones
Research cited: (Leiberman et al., 2004; Eisenberg, 2010; Eisenberger, Lieberman & Williams, 2003) (Holt-Lunstad, J., Smith, T. B., & Layton, J. B. (2010). Social relationships and mortality risk: a meta-analytic review. PLoS medicine, 7(7), 859.) (Leiberman et al., 2004; Eisenberg, 2010; Eisenberger, Lieberman & Williams, 2003)
Yesterday was such an incredible day to tick off run number 3 of 12. The run to the top of Arthur's Seat was such a rush with an amazing view at the top!
If you'd like to get behind this fantastic cause head to
www.12fortwelve.com or follow @12fortwelve_ to see how you can get involved!
this is now a @merkulesmusic song. I tried to listen to the original and all it did was dissapoint.
Anyone who knows anything about me knows my love and passion for good music. I have to admit my tastes normally tend to be for good rap music.
This remix in the backround is something that had gotten me through my worst when times werent the best for me before I decided to turn my life around, get sober and take care of myself mentally and physically.
Im here to say if youre ever struggling and need help I am always here for you.
What are your values? •••••••••••••••••••••
Your values are precious (as gold 😉) during your recovery process. Remember them and let them motivate you towards your dreams
These are just some of mine that came up during art therapy today. But it grounds me... and I want to let these values fully shine in my life as I live them out daily
Happy St. Patricks Day everyone 😊