It is more than just push-ups. It's an opportunity to get information to a veteran who may need it. They were there for us and now it's time for us to be there for them!
Day 358 of 365 in raising awareness for Veteran Suicide. Today I'm challenging my twin brother and USMC Vet, @j_hespeler to do 22 for either 1 day or for 22 days. Use #mission22 and post to Public. 👾 I have a personal fundraising goal of $2200 and If anyone would like to donate to assist Mission 22 in providing free treatment for PTSD please go to:
The number for the Veteran Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255. Select option 1.
You can also text 838255.
Crisis support for Veterans and their families is available 24/7/365. Veteranscrisisline.net
A staggering number 20+ American Veterans per day take their own to life. Please help spread the message that there are free resources out there to help them right now. By sharing this you're helping to raise awareness.
Let's help them realize they are not alone.
Life's full of changes its how we cope with them that make us who we are. Some people pretend nothing happens and others stand up and do what need to be done. Change can be scary but sometimes you need to do things out of ur comfort zone to grow and become stronger. #change#happynesss#bestrong#mentalhealth
"I knew when I met you, an adventure was going to happen." -Winnie the Pooh ___________________________________________________ Self care day 2: Plan an Adventure- Scout's best friend is a Bassett Hound named Wilfred whose human happens to be one of my best friends (yeah it was a forced friendship for them). They love hiking and, as pictured from the last trip, beach romping. With the beach being one of Scout's favorite places and mine, today we made beach camping plans for the weekend! This will be the dogs' first camping trip and a good place to ease them into it. Making these plans increases all my thoughts of what needs to happen before then and during in order for everything to go perfectly. But ultimately, I remind myself that it's an adventure that will give me a time to rest and everything doesn't have to go perfectly (whatever that means). So I have to get through the week because the campsite is booked! *Also camping with dogs tips and comments are welcome on this post
🤜🏼 HUMAN CONNECTION 🤛🏼 Since behuman began, we've met SO many people with all different passions and walks of life. Everyone involved including humans who have modelled for us, our brand ambassadors, local businesses & creatives, retailers, you name it- we've built an authentic relationship with them. We're so lucky to have met some amazing people on our journey & we can't wait to keep growing the community! These are our two friends @elizabethjolive & @haleydawee taken by our fave duo @nxnphoto 💛 check em' out!
I truly agree with this quote. The past few months I've been on the road to burning out and only by forcing myself to take some time to self care and reflect do I feel somewhat whole again. It's true that you can't pour from an empty vessel and you must "top up" yourself with what makes you feel good. Nothing will ever be perfect and you can't beat yourself up trying to make it happen. #selfcare#mentalhealth#depression#anxiety
We human sometimes have a hard time thinking in shades of grey: everything has to be black or white, good or bad, healthy or unhealthy 👍🏻👎🏻
This black and white thinking though can be very dangerous when it comes up to food: there's no such thing as an "unhealthy" food, just unhealthy eating habits! 🍽
Of course it wouldn't be healthy to live off pizza and quesadillas, but it isn't healthy to constantly restrict yourself either, or to have a massive "cheat meal" once a week and then go back to a supposedly safe, repetitive "clean" diet.
Sometimes I find myself more or less consciously avoiding certain foods and actively resisting a craving for no good reason, but the more you deem a food forbidden, the more the desire for it increases: that's when one starts obsessing over food and experiencing anxiety and fear of eating "off plan", but hey, wasn't food our very first pleasure when we were babies? Didn't we cry for it and didn't it give us comfort when it finally filled our bellies? 🍼
Unluckily, as we grew up we were gradually encouraged by our social environment to eat less, to restrict food and pursue slimness: we were taught to make self-denial more important than pleasure, and the simple act of eating has become shame-provoking.
Let's release the shame, people! It's okay to love food and to find joy in eating! 💓
👉🏻 Give yourself permission to eat absolutely
A N Y T H I N G! 🍫🍦🍩🍕🍡🍿🍨
There are no good or bad foods, there are no safe and forbidden foods: eating "clean" (embracing whole, unrefined food, cutting down or eliminate added sugars etc) is certainly a good diet plan, but it can often lead to very unhealthy habits.
There are many different kinds of eating disorders and many of them often start out as innocent attempts to eat more healthfully, to lose weight and pursue wellness: if you
•obsessively count calories 🔎
•follow extremely strict diets ⛔️
•overexercise and refuse to skip a workout even if you're injured or exhausted 🏃🏻
•eat out of emotions 😭
•eat differently when you're alone 🙄
•have occasional binges 🤢
then you should definitely stop and acknowledge you have an unhealthy relationship with food
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😊Hearing the words of guys who attend my events or join the #SPM Coaching program is what it's all about - these words reflect what they feel, which is the No. 1 👌🏼
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HAPPY MON-YAY TO ALL OF YOU BEAUTIFUL SOULS!!!! Just another reminder to you on this glorious day that you are amazing and perfect just the way you are. Don't let societies perception of 'beauty' and 'success' cloud your perception and judgement about yourself in this world. Societies rules and views are flawed, they are false. Believe in and love yourself, life will become so much easier and better. Have a fabulous day!!! 💕
Today's rehabilitation day means a rest for my body and my mind. Having a bit of a low day mentally & that's okay :) If I can do one thing good for myself on days like this it's to breathe, treat myself with kindness, & realize that I am enough just as I am...and if anyone is trying to make me feel less than that, they can take themselves & their massive superiority complex and walk it right off the nearest cliff, ya feel me 👋🏼 le bye. #health#mentalhealth#bbg#bbgrehabilitation#kaylasbbg#healfromtheinsideout#mentalhealthawareness#selfcare
😔💚💔 Its taking everything in me to finally do some HW tonight. I would be lying if I said I haven't slacked and not done anything in school for a few weeks, or the fact that it's not my fault, which it is. I would also be lying to you if I said I have it together right now. Exciting things are happening in my life and I can't even enjoy them 100%. I can't even be 100% okay right now. I haven't been for a while and I just feel lost. I'm sorry for those that are disappointed in me. Im sorry for letting myself down, in life, in relationships, school, on youtube. And I'm sorry but I have to say that in this moment I'm not okay. Im trying to make it better but my mind won't let me. It's funny how the mind works, and how upset and sad I feel right now. I hope I can build myself back up to that happy place, not to mention salvage these shitty grades I've gotten in my classes. I don't need to do what everyone else is doing and I need to stop thinking I need to be. I will get through this, but right now I'm sad. Very sad. I hope I can get it together this week. It's small victories ill be searching for. And if you think im just complaining about my problems, then you can unfollow. I hate saying it, but I'm not okay. I feel lost. And I hope I can be found. #fuckmentalillness#anxiety#depression#socialanxiety#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#ımnotokay#quote#personal
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If you're anything like me, this is what your brain looks like on Sunday evening. I'm literally looking at my week's to-do list over and over again to make sure I am ready to tackle every minute without missing a beat. The reality is, life requires a lot from us. We are pulled in a million directions and have loads of responsibilities. While most of us can look at our life and be grateful for the things that keep us busy (job, hobbies, family, friends, etc.), we also need to remember that we HAVE TO BREATHE. As in, we literally HAVE TO. Even if you need to add it to your to-do list to remember, make sure you find time and space to just breathe. I love this work by my friend April via @embracefulness.
My bestie @pureromancebyjenniferrenebome is THE BEST!!! I have been wanting these cookies for years but I never find them and the bakery with them is 2 hours away. I have had a really difficult time since I came back from my vacation (depression hit me hard), and it has been a rough several days. I have tried practicing self care, but it hasn't been the most successful. I got a mani-pedi for my upcoming conference, but I didn't go to the right place so it didn't come out exactly like I wanted. I went shopping in Dallas for heels, but I didn't find any shoes. I ended up in a shopping center that also had Ulta and Barnes & Noble, but nothing really struck my fancy. Out of the three stores I went into, two employees spoke to me. No one said anything in DSW, only the cashier talked to me at Ulta (every location I have been to has ZERO customer service), and I literally only got a "hello" in B&N. Yeah, thanks for making my presence feel welcome. I ended the night in a sketch part of town for tacos. Pretty sure I was the only person there that didn't speak Spanish. (Tacos were good, btw.) It's pretty bad when I walk out of a book store without buying or even wanting to buy a book.
But today... I got a picture of these cookies. And now I know I will have them soon!