Evidently totally exhausted but i made it home very late last night! 👊the journey would have actually been quite nice if i didn't have a dog 😂 when we had to get off the ship with all the people i thought emmy was gonna have a heart attack! then she jumped out of her travel bag in liverpool street and i was able to step on the lead a second before she wanted to take off in panic. 😱 emmy lost in liverpool street at midnight would have been terrifying! luckily i also made a new friend with a tiny puppy called pudding (!!) and we chatted for hours about our fur babies like over-protective mums 🙈😜 so helpful to have another person assisting with holding the lead whilst you wrestle luggage - yet again i have encountered another lovely stranger who turned into a new friend during this epic trip. 😊 finally at home emmy was the happiest i've ever seen her! she just couldn't believe she was home again and completely forgot how scared she usually is 😂 my flatmates were over the moon that she recognised them in such an affectionate way! however, my room looked like a bomb had exploded because i left in such a rush with my s****d crutches and all that jazz! 😝 so i shut my eyes and fell asleep in the chaos... i'm gonna tidy properly today so my messy mind is at least surrounded by some form of order. 😌 i hope you all have a nice tuesday! be kind to yourself! london love, my fellow crazies - this time actually from london again 😉😘❤️ #unitedwestand#stigmafighter#mentalhealthwarrior#connected#anxietydisorder#writer#mentalhealthblogger#redhead#travel#dogstagram#tiredselfie#londoner#redheadsofinstagram#gingergirl#ruiva #w****o #exhausted#instadaily#anxiousdog#scareddog#selfietime#longjourney#homeagain
At the beginning of the month my baby sister met minnie mouse while we explored edinburgh. it's got me soooo excited for when i go to florida in october... my first family holiday😭🏖. today i'm working 1.30-10pm so i won't be very active, what are u up to today?
Last weekend was a real test for me. i keep talking about my mental illness as thought it's in the past only to have all my symptoms come crashing down on me as an unfriendly reminder that it continues to bubble away under the surface. it's too easy to think i'm recovered when i need to remember it's ongoing. feeling good now and looking forward to having a positive week. how's your tuesday going?
Good morning 🌞
i am currently in the middle of exams so haven't had the chance to come on very much. as you can see, i'm still ongoing my internship and working my normal job while sitting these exams. my anxiety is rampant and my snapchat not so updated but everything seems impossible until it's done ✨ wish me luck 🍀
💜eyes can be open and focused on a point in front of you or on the light of a ✨candle or eyes can be closed. often when we close the eyes in meditation darkness and discomfort surfaces and we have to open our eyes. if this happens to you practice first with the eyes open, once you're comfortable with this, play with closing the eyes for 🌼one minute, then 🌼three minutes, then 🌼five minutes. 💜as you meditate, on your inhale think of the word "so" and on your exhale think of the word "hum" which means i am all of creation. 💜set a timer and if possible, have the timer on a soothing alarm sound such as chimes. #meditationmondays#thestrangeisbeautiful
Caaalifornia loooooove 🐻🌴 well in a few hours, at least 🤘🏼just went live to announce my free facebook group i'll be launching next sunday, april 30th!
mindfulness may is for those who might be swamped with finals, jobs, life...and wanna learn some more on how to freakin breathe. usually when we don't hit our goals, it isn't a flaw in character - it's a flaw in habits and knowing the motivation behind our actions. sound familiar? me too, dude. comment below if you're interested in joining the freeeee 🤙🏼group that will lovingly tell us how to get our ish on point! wanna watch the announcement on fb? link in bio ✖️#shotstoshakes
➕ how are you using your spoons? ➕
some of you may have heard of the spoon theory.
for those of you who haven't, spoon theory is a metaphor often used with people who experience chronic illness, disability, or reduced energy levels.
the number of "spoons" we hold each day represents the amount of energy we have to invest in that day. we must choose wisely where we spend our spoons otherwise they run out too quickly and we aren't left with enough energy to do the things we need to do, and to engage in the activities that are meaningful to us.
whilst originally developed for chronic illness, i think this idea can be useful for all of us, especially during busy or stressful periods of our lives.
ask yourself what parts of your life you are spending the most spoons on. does this reflect what is important to you, what helps you function, and what brings joy to your life? if not, how might you be able to shift this?
regularly reflecting on how you are spending your spoons can help to improve life balance and satisfaction...... and remember, this idea also relates to the number of spoons we give/spend on different people and different types of relationships too!
dr brooke @misspsychlife .
"sexual violence, including r**e and other forms of assault, is reported to occur in the lgbtq community at a rate that is the same or higher than the rate of s****l violence among those who identify as heterosexual. however, s****l crimes in the lgbtq community are often not reported, since lgbtq survivors of s****l violence often face heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, a discriminatory legal system, and other concerns, should they come forward and report an attack. some of these concerns might include inadequate health and mental health care services; a fear of ostracism, both from the lgbtq community as well as society; or a fear of being forced to come out—reveal their gender identity or s****l orientation—in order to make charges. lgbtq survivors also face the same difficulties faced by anyone who reports a r**e or other s****l crime, such as victim-blaming and disbelief." (goodtherapy.org) #blackmindsdaily#lgbtq 🌈