✨long post but very true post ✨.
a very dear friend really made me think this weekend around how i portray my self on social media. this really made me stop and think. as a therapist i am passionate about enabling people to be open and honest with how they are feeling. i also truly understand how hard this can be, as a natural rescuer it is very easy for me to put a brave face on and appear ‘ok’. on social media this is also very easy to do.
however true i felt i was being i suppose i don’t really share personal parts of my life. a. because as a therapist this is something that is engrained in me and b. this is social media and although i enjoy sharing snippets of my life i don’t want my whole life on here. however i am now going to commit to being open and honest about difficult feelings, i’m not sure how i plan on doing this yet but if i’m having a s****y day i will share with you all as i feel to empower people we have to create a space for those more difficult emotions to be expressed. in therapy i create safe spaces for those very hard things that we keep to our selves.
this next month i’m going to start #authenticselfmonth. if you want to join in comment on this post i’m in #authenticselfmonth and tag a friend who you think would like to join in. if you want to post authentic posts don’t forget to tag me and #authenticselfmonth so i can see your posts. i really look forward to this as one aim of self awareness is to become more authentic in your relationship to self and others around you ❤️❤️❤️
I went on a hike by myself today and started reflecting on the dreams that i’ve dared to dream this past little while. 🌻
these were my thoughts... .
➡️ i cannot reach my dreams (financially, emotionally, physically and legally) if my body is:
5) failing inside (my vital organs were dying)
6) easily breakable
➡️ but it is very possible to achieve my goals if my body:
1) is healthy 🌼
2) is average 🙋🏽♀️
3) has some very necessary f*t on it 🍗
4) has some muscle to make it strong 💪🏻
5) is soft as a marshmallow 🍄
6) takes up well deserved space 🌲
when i get to go and minister to little kids who’ve been to hell and back, i won’t regret eating that cheeseburger. 😋🍔 when i’m holding my little baby (adopted or biological because every little life is important 👶🏽) i will not be thinking about that time i enjoyed a biggg chunk of cheesecake 🙈🙃 not only are we worthy of recovering and having healthy bodies, but so are all of the people we are meant to meet on our beautiful journeys. 🌷💗 dream big and fight for every single one of them, wonderful people 😘❤️
if you are reading this and feeling alone and helpless, please understand that you matter, and that (although it does not seem like it) this pain will pass. do not make any drastic choice. please. you are not alone in this.
Joy. such a small word with so much meaning. i lost myself for a while and i don’t know where i went. but this nature-gasm has thrown me straight back into the hollow shell of my form. there has been so much joy, my heart hurt from smiling, my legs from climbing and my mind is free to feel and not think. i’ll be back soon iceland. i have to conquer your mountains and keep feeling these roots. wherever you are, put down the phone. look at the sky and take it all in. #iceland🇮🇸 #adventuretime#mentalhealthawareness#savingmyself#wild#imawesome
Painting away the mean reds ✨
when i started experimenting with ink and paint, it was a way for me to release everything that was going on in my head. i would enter a meditative state getting lost in ink dancing to the vibration on the paper. my artworks create themselves, they have a mind of their own and it's why i love making them. each artwork is created to an album or song, i use the vibration from the speaker to influence the ink to move, dance and create itself. it's become a form of art therapy for me and a free flow form of expression.