Let’s sit down over a cuppa 🇬🇧 I just wanted to spend a little bit of time reminding you to be kind to your self ❤️
Yes kind to your body, nourish it with good food, be physically active, sleep adequate amounts and practice mindfulness... BUT✨if you are going through periods where this isn’t the case , treat your self with kindness. No one is perfect, please do not feel guilt or anger and please do not feel shame ❤️ •
A few of my patients have recently been struggling with this and I just wanted to share the message I gave them which is to treat yourself as you would your best friend ❣️...with kindness 😘
🚨 T/W: Sexual Assault
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to talk about it, because it revolves around politics for the most part, but I wanted to speak on the movement I see from it. As an advocate against domestic violence and abuse, it would be disappointing of me to not speak on it 😢
The hashtag #WhyIDidntReport is something I’ve been looking into and it honestly breaks my heart. But I also understand.
When I was 7, I was molested by a family friend. It happened almost everyday for about two years until I told my mom about it. I don’t remember why I didn’t tell her, we had such an amazing open door policy with her. But, all I remember was how worried I was of getting in trouble.
Unfortunately, that’s not the end to the story, but I share this bit of my life with you because it’s so much harder to blame a child for the heinous deeds of another.
Abuse is real, it’s everywhere, and it doesn’t discriminate. Please provide a safe space for anyone to come forward. Listen, ask them how you can help. Overall, just being there and providing moral support is more than most of us receive. Start talking about it. Educate anyone you can. Talk about consent. Talk about healthy relationships. Start talking.
My 9 year old self received justice for that wrong, but not many people get that.
If you’re a silent victim, or a victim that was silenced, I’m so sorry our society failed you. Your pain is valid. You’re valid. I believe you ❤️
Please, feel free to reach out to me for support. I love you so much, take care and be safe. 🌿🕊
Loving this thing called life.
The summer felt like living in a cage for me. Did I enjoy it? Yes, kinda.
I’m coming out of a certain type of fog. Our internal life is even more important than out external life.
Happiness requires that we ensure our mental stability.
My mental heath is my most important responsibility.
What you resist persists. Whatever you keep pushing away, pushing through, pushing down, fighting, etc. is going to keep showing up until you face it.
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What or whom do you need to make peace with? Maybe that thing that keeps nagging at you, making your back hurt, or knotting your stomach is crying for help or a solution or an action or rest.
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Whatever it is, stop fighting it. Stop and listen. Stop and get curious.
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I'm on this journey, too, and would be happy to help you. Just reach out!
I haven't posted for a week because in truth, this last week has been really really hard for me. Every time I attempted anything I'd throw my soul into it and the results seemed half hearted at best. Every decision I made, every word I said, has been challenged by people who are misinformed/too entitled to consider their absolute lack of relevancy to my life choices. It's been hard. Every step I took forward I'd take three steps back and as a result I've been exhausted, frustrated, and very very sad. Today was a better day. I walked to school and gave myself a good 40 minutes to get there in time; I had a pretzel for the first time (just chewy bread. Still, it's an experience) I ran my third meeting as president of my school's Interact club; I had hot chocolate with my friends; I stood up for myself twice; and I worked hard at the After Hours club I volunteer with to help younger students with their homework before walking home again. I've kept myself too busy to be sad, and now I'm too tired to think about whether or not I'm sad. All I know is I did good today. I've been so glum but I'm comforted by the fact that each day I wake up to try again. And sometimes it feels like I have nothing to show for it, but success is not always measured in productivity; it is the capacity to try your best and try again, even if it feels like the universe is screaming, "What's the point?" Getting up each day is a victory. I'm struggling but I am grateful for my capacity to start over each and every day. It's enough, for now. 🌼
Aftercare is so important after cancer. I suffered from anxiety quite badly after my cancer treatment had finished. I worried about returning to work, about the change and about the future as well as many other things.
It’s so easy for people to bypass what you have been through or to think you don’t want to talk about it which is completely understandable but also completely wrong. You will never forget your cancer journey it will be with you for life and actually talking about it helps so much, I cannot tell you how helpful counselling is to just remind you that yeah what your going through is a big fucking deal! Your amazingly strong and you will continue to live your life after in fact a better version of your life as you are so much more aware of what’s important and what well isn’t!
It’s more than just a physical change it’s a massive mental and emotional change and what you are feeling is completely normal #sharethecare#mentalhealthawareness#wellbeing#letsfightcancer#lifeaftercancer#breastcancerawareness#breastcancercare#cancerwarrior#helpeachother
Dealing with mental health symptoms is not easy. Although my biggest symptom has been lifted, I still deal with all sorts of symptoms.
Some of these symptoms include panic attacks, heaviness in the chest, nightmares, troubles falling asleep, racing thoughts etc.
The one good thing about this hard time? It PASSED. So remember the only constant in the life we are given is change.
Typically when you meet with a therapist the expectation is that you will meet for one hour a week. We expect this, but where did it come from and what purpose does it serve?
Many therapists in all different locations who specialize in many different types of therapy were asked just that.
Curious about what they said? Take a look at the link in my bio.
If you don’t wanna listen to me, maybe you’ll listen to Toby! Tomorrow needs you. Repost from @nbcthisisus “New season, new challenges. Each cast member has a message for their character and @sullivangrams is here to kick things off!”