When you are depressed you are living in the past, when you are anxious you are living in the future.
most of the time we are unconscious about the thoughts we think and this can be causing us pain. recognizing and acknowledging these patterns help us to understand them and overcome them. here are 10 things you need to stop right now to tap into your happiness.
Today is transgender day of remembrance, where we remember the victims of transphobia. nobody should have to live in fear because of who they are, and our government is committed to continuing to build a canada where all are free to be themselves. ---- aujourd'hui est la journée du souvenir transgenre, où nous nous souvenons des victimes de la transphobie. personne ne devrait avoir à vivre dans la peur à cause de ce qu’ ils sont et notre gouvernement est déterminé à continuer de bâtir un canada où tous sont libres d'être eux-mêmes. #tdor#freetobeme#soistoimeme
We were recently listening to sheryl sandberg and malala yousafzai talk about resiliency during adversity. it isn't a matter of if, but a matter of when we are each going to go through tough experiences in our lives.
and body image is so intricately tied with how we live our lives -whether we feel anxious, worthless, uncomfortable, or like hiding.
so often we can ask the question, "is there anything i can do?" when we know someone is having a tough day. and while this is meant with good intention, as sheryl sandberg says: "the problem is that kind of shifts the burden to the person you're offering the help to to figure out what they need. and when i was on the other side of that question, i didn't know how to answer it." so, her sage advice, instead of offering to do something - just do anything. just show up.
ask what type of tea they want - then bring it to them.
say "i'm calling you (instead of, "should i call you?")
write a note about 3 things you like about the person and deliver it to them.
if you can't see them in person, facetime or skype.
when we help carry each other pain, we don't feel so isolated and alone. and when we are feeling connected, we become more resilient in body image concerns and all areas of life. is there a person in your life you can "show-up" for?
one foot in front of the other.
progress is progress.
im not perfect & that's okay.
im me & thats okay.
i've hid behind the mask of people pleasing, over-achieving & being everything to everyone. the fear of not fitting in or not being liked, ruled my life for a period of time. why? because i didn't feel secure in who i am.
it's not about if "they" like me, its about do i like me! and f**k yeah i like me!! so today marks the day where i let go of control- i'm done with worrying about what other people think of me.
im taking off the mask.
im me & thats okay.