|LINK IN BIO| Today while having a lazy day I picked up this book and came to a realization of something God was trying to tell me the entire time. So because of this, I want to share that I have dealt with HS (stage 1). You or a loved one is probably dealing with #hidradenitissuppurativa and so I made a Q&A list about it along with words of encouragement that helped me throughout this journey. Things I wish I knew when I started this. Have faith and stay strong. You are a warrior & overcomer. Hope you enjoy the read
I casually sit down with my family at dinner, little do they know I'm a broken man! I'm one sober as hell man, I can't smoke pot due to psychotic tendencies. Let's talk about psychosis for a second, it's like self-hypnosis! Trapped while venomous words and actions pour out of your mouth and body, I was the victim but people looked at me like I was enemy! Venomous, infamous, always reckless in every minute and second I lived! I'm my own worst critic, I'm always looking at how to strive, people keep asking me why I don't got a job and I want to ask them Heath Ledger type questions back like, "Why so serious!?" No, no questions, won't even listen to your suggestions, I'm my own worst critic, sometimes I feel like I'm cursed! From a great childhood with a few friends here and there to psychosis and then to complete abandonment, I understand why you left me, snap judgment, but couldn't you tell something was wrong? Psychotic, chaotic, I acted robotic! Doing the same awful shit day in and day out, at least I'm out here grinding! I hear a lot of teen's my age whining, but I don't hear no rhyming! You ain't never going to find someone who works harder than me, tell me that he works more, TELL ME! This industry is full of blissfully unaware rappers that demoralize the gay's and women with their lies, the gay's are the best people out there and the women need some more love! It's time we recognize mental health and the consequences of drug use, some smoke weed and some smoke meth, let's pray for them, let's hope they open up a bible and leave their bad habits behind, the lord saved me from psychosis and I know for a fact if anyone is going to the heavenly gates it's me, I believed I was Jesus Christ and I know for a fact Jesus wants to wrap me in his arms and tell me how much of a good job I did in the end, drug use is abuse, let's pray the government does something about that shit.
This is not a post about physical fitness. This is a post about mental fitness, mental health, emotional health, and knowing your limits. 💪🏼💕 This summer has put my ability to realize, know, and stretch my own limits to the test. And today I made a hard decision which I've grappled with for a few months. After hiring a tutor in both classes, working my butt off to manage an accelerated Physio class and Online fast paced Calculus, moving, and volunteering, I've realized I've got to let something go. And so I am. I'm withdrawing from Calc, and I'm upset to have lost the money and the time, but I'm also so relived and so proud of my ability to be healthy in making a decision which I know will ultimately propel me forwards and free me up to do what I need to do.
I met a Med student once at a school on the east coast who gave me amazing pre-Med advice. He said, "This is a marathon, not a sprint. And this is still your life." ❤️ So this is me taking something off of my plate so I can ENJOY Physiology, so I can earn money and work with nutrition clients, so I can travel this summer, and so I can go into this next semester energized and ready. 🙋🏼🤓🏆 Slow and steady ya'll. Slow and steady. ✨😌 ... #premedpostbac#premed#nontraditionalpremed#doctortobe#doctordreams#mymedicaljourney#betruetoyourself#wellness#health#medicine#begentle#bekind#futuredoctor#medschool#physiciantobe#physiology#cali#calipremed#mentalhealth#thelonggame#mindfulmedicine
Sometimes we have bad days. We dont do everything we were supposed to, or we didnt hit our goals, or something was just off that dragged you down all day.
It's okay to take a little bit to just breathe. Give yourself some time to relax. Take a bath, read a book, light some candles, listen to music.
The sun will rise again in the morning and you can get a fresh start.
If today isnt your day, maybe tomorrow will be. You can always crush your goals then.
Your thoughts are powerful. Keep them positive ☀️ In order to be optimally well physically and mentally, you must maintain a positive attitude.
I didn't get inpatient ! I'm so so relived. I have blood tests on Friday and Monday and another hospital appointment Monday. I had two slices of musli bar for snack and then the hospital made me have cheese, crackers and apple juice. After my appointment I went out to a steak house with mum and my grandma (fear food!!) and had this. I finished it all and I'm super proud :)
Oh man.... after not working out the last two days, that workout with my online trainer was ROUGH!! So grateful for my challenge group keeping me motivated and accountable or I don't think I would have been so determined to finish that!
Some days are going to be so HARD! But why quit?! The time is passing by anyway.... you just as well work towards reaching big goals and becoming healthier and happier!
#truth No doubt, the reason why any of us engage in perfectionism (and by that I mean not giving ourselves the grace of being human when we inevitably make mistakes) is because we think it'll help us be loved and successful. Instead, in the end it leaves us feeling lonely, depleted, and terrified to take chances because what if we mess up? Do you know how hard it is to learn when you're flooded with shame? It's pretty much impossible. Perfectionism heaps on the shame when we make mistakes, making it so difficult to learn and grow from them. Perfectionism tricks us into thinking it's keeping us from making mistakes when in reality, it's only keeping us from learning from them. How do you talk to yourself when you make mistakes?
I haven't been feeling all bright and black girl magic like lately I've been stressing trying not to let the now take hold of me, wishing this moment would hurry up and pass and allow me to move on to my next phase in life. I've been working out but not feeling to strong mentally and physically. I believe my body cursed me out the other day lol after working out so much in a week, not sleeping and still not eating my best. It's a challenge. I'm fighting for a physical transformation and feeling like I'm getting nowhere. In this moment I realize I'm trying to focus more on the physical when all aspects play a huge part in being fit. Being fit is not just about how you look on the outside it's also how you feel on the inside. What are your thoughts?? What are we holding on to how are we feeling emotionally.. You can have the best looking vehicle but what's going on underneath the hood of it?? I know my shit needs some work. I decide to calm down and take my focus off trying to gain muscle and lifting etc and focus more on my thoughts and how I feel. Today I listened to my body and finally after all these months I sat on my mat and allowed my body to move the way it wanted to, (with my medication bells playing in the background ) breathing/twisting/ and turning and doing 2 challenging moves 1) inverting 2) heart openers.
I heard a voice literally tell me I was scared of my own power which is part of why I could never invert straight up I knew what to do but would hesitate doing it and fall every time. My response to that voice was "no Im not" squeezing the wall of my canal #kegels straight up I went, losing control not to long after but indeed I used my power to follow through 2) heart openers I shy away from them every time. when I know I'm about to do one I literally start prepping (cracking my neck and fingers , jumping up in down a couple times lol bc I know it's about to go down 😩... and down I went and so did my tears. This position is one of the most emotional positions for me (not like the one in the picture I chose to do a different expert pose 😒 bridging pushing my chest out and holding for a couple seconds. Today was heart felt day ❤#heartopeners
✨How do you feel? Emotionally?
✨Positive Mood - Food have always been a specialist interest of mine however this time I am going a little further.
✨I would love you to support a very worthy community initiative and take a minute to donate to Suicide Prevention Australia 🇦🇺
I lost my father to suicide back in 2009 after spending many years watching him struggle and suffer emotionally. It is very REAL and it is very SAD and if we can do anything to improve the chances of people slipping into the tears of darkness with mental health than LETS DONATE💰 (link in my profile).
I will be 🏃🏼♀️ with @anytimefitnessbaldivis on the 28th July for 15minutes to support Suicide Prevention Australia, what will you do?
Muscle doesn't grow without stress, and neither to we. If you want to achieve greatness - in any aspect of your life - you have to be willing to overcome adversity, push your limits, go against the grain, get comfortable with being uncomfortable, keep going when you want to give up, and live outside your comfort zone. Growth doesn't come from playing it safe - it comes from overcoming our fears and realizing our actual ability goes beyond our mental limitations. #BeYourBestSelf#Gainz#Growth
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Racism Stops here! This is the story of a mother and son who I have had the absolute privilege of getting to know. Both amazing people. "Almost four years ago, my son was the target of racial bulling in the school environment which was both emotional and physical in nature. Long story short, he didn’t want to live on this earth anymore. He was 8 years old when this event occurred. We engaged professional help and removed our family from the environment in which this occurred.
The last four years have been full of highs and lows, rebuilding self-esteem, confidence and friendships. However in the last 12 month the ‘BLACK DOG’ as we refer to at SMC took a bite at us both. This was due to us already being vulnerable, loss, grief, love and a family in crisis.
When a child tells you they don’t want to live anymore, it breaks your heart knowing that they are hurting this much inside. We had already had this discussion before, but on this occasion I begged him to stay with me forever. What else can a mother do, but ask her child to choose life over death.
On a positive note, we started training with Shane at SMC. He simply believes in Dylan, when the doubters knock him, tells him to remember the good times when he feels bad and how training makes him feel. Shane is a fabulous mentor for the youth and all those that are lucky enough to cross his path.
I can honestly say this is the happiest I’ve seen Dylan in a long time, because he now has a purpose to be an Olympic Sprinter. Together, we will train to be mentally and physically stronger than we were yesterday and to raise awareness for a better tomorrow in regards to mental health awareness.
I live in hope that one day, we will live in a world where everyone is accepted for who they are and not based on their skin colour.
While trying to save my son, I realised we were saving each other 💙" - @skipper_lisa @dj_boyce
PSA: Mental health is important people. Recently I have found myself drawing these fun little doodles as a way for me to process my day and the things I'm dealing with in my own life. Good. Bad. Who TF cares. Soooo i was thinking, isn't it funny the connection between these little skulls and the skeletons found in someone's closet. Kinda half shit quality but that's fine this is just day one, but each day I will be posting a new skull that addresses the things I find myself thinking about that day. Today's is Pride, more so the inherit feeling that I should be doing more, when in reality I am incredibly fortunate for what I have. If you like this concept;DOPE. You should join me in the fun, let's grab coffee and figure this shot out together. And use the tag #sanityskullz
Meditation is key to connection- to the greater. I have been practicing meditation off and on for a while now and it feels. So. Good! Every time I get back on the wagon of meditating consistently, I feel the change. The depth of my self. The intimate flow in and around me. The connection is so much greater and I can sense LOVE so much more in moments continuously. When I feel like I need some assistance meditating, I listen to music during- solfeggio frequencies, binaural beats,singing bowls or a guided meditation as a gateway. Music is one of the main ways to tune yourself to certain frequencies. Going within is where enormous wealth lies. Take advantage and tune in. Your life- You- will transform.
I'm forever grateful for the love I have received over the past 9 years. Through anxiety, depression, loss and through all the good times too.... ♥️♥️♥️ never settle for anything less than 110% ✨ @andyjamesdrums