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3 Tips to Boost Your Confidence & Emotional Freedom. Find the link to the video in my bio!
✨ Tuning into Self-Care ✨ As someone who needs to exercise to feel balanced, I can fall into the trap of thinking that if I am exercising, I am maintaining my self-care needs. Exercise is an important part of self-care, but it can’t stand alone. And sometimes we push exercise when our body or spirit needs something else even more - sleep, meditation, massage, a nourishing meal, time with our partner, a chat with our best friend, getting outdoors, pure alone time. I’ve come to realize that finding balance with our self-care involves taking enough time to slow down and listen to what our body is trying to tell us, rather than going through the (self-care) motions. What does self-care look like for you today, in this moment? ~ Dr. G. . . . #selfcare #wellnesswednesday #mindfulness #wellness #mindfulexercise #slowdown #balance #holistic #alonetime #nature #getoutside #selflove #loveyourself #staypresent #findbalance #mindbodygram #holistichealth #mentalhealth #wellbeing #emotionalwellbeing #mindbodysoul #mindbodyspirit #holisticliving
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I see people growing day by day, succeeding and making the most of life and often sit and dwell on my own. I’m always so concerned about the future and never focus on the present and how fortunate I am. I can have made some choices lately that will benefit me and only me in the future. And that’s what I keep reminding my self, I am doing it for me, no one else and that’s all that matters! Here’s to a healthier, more positive life run and controlled by me. I will have bad days and I’ll have days where it will feel like I’m giving up but I’ll always refer to this post. And remember that I just need to pick myself up. I am worthy and I will succeed. Shout out to my friends for motivating me to pluck the courage up to write this too. #happylife #sw #slimmimgworlduk #positivevibes #emotionalwellbeing #youcan #youwill
Studies show doing good for others releases happy hormones... #emotionalwellbeing #nowordsneeded
What are you noticing? Last night on retreat we partnered up during a mindfulness and meditation session and asked our partner this simple question several times, “what are you noticing?” What a powerful exercise to practise mindfulness and presence and to control your thoughts and master your mind.
Day 259 - Photo 259 #365DayPhotoChallenge This pebble shaped building is a support service and hub for people with cancer, and their family and friends. I love the uniqueness of this architecture! ♥ #maggies #supportservices #physicalwellbeing #emotionalwellbeing #pebble #uniquedesign #snøhetta #architecture #design #snaps #moments #capture #snaphappy #photochallenge #photos #107togo
Today was a great day at our (HelpLine) Secondary Trauma Retreat. Everyone learned something new and were able to decompress from the every day stress of working in this field of work. Congratulations for planning and executing a successful event, Ally Chakroff. 💭 🗣 I got the pleasure of leading one of our Breakout Sessions: Stop Catastrophic Thinking. Related Topics 📋: ________________________________________________ #priorities #priority #mentalhealthawareness #emotionalwellbeing #spiritual #wellness #tuesday #selfcare #happiness #smile #humility #education #lifelessons #teachable #selfreflection #selfcare #selfimprovement #selfdevelopment #personaldevelopment #professionaldevelopment #purpose #perspective #focus #selfhelp #resilience #think #resilient
We use Licorice root as an #antiinflammatory to soothe the stomach ✅It helps suppress H. pylori. It’s also useful in #constipation mixtures. 👍It helps reduce stress by restoring the adrenals too. 😊 And is a must for clearing mucus in respiratory infections. 🌲Time in green space helps us relax which supports every aspect of our #emotionalwellbeing. This is as or more influential than medicine 💜
𝘉𝘌 𝘚𝘛𝘐𝘓𝘓 ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Do you struggle with being still? ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Do you struggle with being alone and alone with your own thoughts? ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ For me this is something I am working on. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ See I love being alone and enjoy my own company but I always find something to do! Whether it is listening to music or a podcast or reading or journaling. I have never just sat and be still! The thought of it makes me feel uncomfortable. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ So why am I telling you this! See I want and need to go to the next level that God has for me and that means doing some things that I don't want to do! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I'm a big personal development junkie and working on you is a hard thing but so worth it! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ So I'm going to practice being still with just God, me and my thoughts! No journaling, no music, no talking. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ This will be new and I will find it hard, but I know it will help me go to the next level God has for me! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ What are you doing to in order to take your life to the next level? Comment below and let me know. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Stay blessed ❤️ #bestill #levelup #growth #growthmindset #mindset #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #healthcoach #wellness #wellbeing #emotionalwellbeing #silence #peace #atonementofjesuschrist #faith #spiritual #blogposts #influencer
After a severe rain storm, this tree lost one of it’s big branches. The damage was so strong that when the branch came off, it damaged the entire tree trunk. 🌙 Now the tree looks severed and incomplete...but... it’s still standing. 🌙 It’s part of life— storms will come and go. 🌙 Sometimes in life you may feel like this tree: damaged, incomplete, hurt. And that may produce lots of emotions: anxious, scared, worried, afraid, upset, overwhelmed, exhausted. 🌙 Perhaps the damage causes bad thoughts, scary images, and voices. 🌙 But, like this tree, you too have the power to heal yourself; you have the strength to recover and be a strong, beautiful, big tree again. 🌙 You were created a beautiful being and a free spirit....with the power to heal. . . . . #trees #afterthestorm #healing #pain #emotions #emotionalpain #healingpowers #emotional #emotionalwellbeing #physicalpain #psychology
I'm reading an incredible book right now - 'Emotional Agility' by @susandavid_phd. It's about how we interact with our emotions - often by either being controlled by them or trying to control them - both ineffective. She reframes the idea of "negative emotions" - anger, disappointment, etc. are all things that are trying to tell us something. Emotions carry very important information, if we're willing to stop dwelling on/fighting/supressing them and try to learn something from them. Super highly recommend this book and/or her TED talk "the gift and power of emotional courage". Have you read anything awesome and inspiring lately? Tell me below 👇
We live in a world that does not emphasize emotions. ⠀ ⠀ We sell products to people for weight loss or beauty enhancements so that people feel better about themselves. But mainstream society isn’t getting to the root of the issue. ⠀ ⠀ We are emotionally and mentally disconnected from our true selves. ⠀ ⠀ About seven years ago I went on my own little journey to learn what true fulfillment is. I learned what living in alignment really means. Yes, health starts with our mind but our emotional well-being affects our mental state; The stories that we are telling ourself and how we are allowing our emotions to disempower us. Unhealed emotional wounds.⠀ ⠀ If we want to become healthier, we must go inward, heal and take responsibility for our emotional well-being. We must learn how to navigate through life‘s challenges without victim consciousness. ⠀ ⠀ Once we understand that we are in fact human beings that function on a spiritual, emotional, mental and physical level, we can then get a better handle on our physical well-being. Mind body soul connection is a real thing and we must be willing to do the inner work to connect everything together. ⠀ ⠀ Today’s topic in aligning with Alexis is all about the inner work.⠀ ⠀ Are you looking to level up your life and enhance your well-being? Sign up now and catch today’s wellness workshop at 4 PM Pacific time. When you become a member of Aligning with Alexis you will have access to previous weeks videos as well. 🤸🏼‍♀️⠀ ⠀ :⠀ :⠀ :⠀ ⠀ #emotionalwellbeing #alignment #selfhealers #mindbodywellness mindbodysoulconnection #aligningwithalexis #healpeelgrow #consciouslyexpand #growth #selfhealing #fitmindfitbody #selfworth #empowerment
MEN’S HEALTH MATTERS!! . . Through my clinical work I have been fortunate enough to have been able to help men of all ages and backgrounds through times of emotional difficulty and mental health problems. This is without a doubt one of the most rewarding parts of my job. . . Working with men to recognise, understand, and manage their mental health is a huge privilege. Emotional wellness is just as important as physical wellness! . . Unfortunately, largely due to social stigma surrounding men’s mental health, many men still feel unable to open up to their families and friends about their difficulties. They are also less likely to seek support from their GP. There is SO MUCH support available to men. A GP will be able to assess men, signpost them to the appropriate support and treatment tailored to their individual needs, and provide regular review. . . Awareness is improving... but we can do so much more to support the men in our lives. If you notice someones not quite themselves, don’t just brush it off, take the opportunity to ask them if they are ok. . . It’s good to talk!! . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mensmentalhealth #mensmentalhealthawareness #mensmentalhealthmatters #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalwellness #wellbeing #health #healthpromotion #familymedicine #familydoctor #doctors #doctorlifestyle #instadoc #support #menshealth #menshealthuk
Just pause. For a breath. For a minute. For a day. There is a lot of value in a pause. It gives a chance to gather thoughts, to regroup, to spot any patterns you want to disrupt. Pauses are important for progress. #slowdowntodolist #slowdown #theartofslowliving #simplify #designyourlife #lifedesign #begentlewithyourself #hyggelife #lagom #selfmanagement #creativebusinessowner #selfemployed #anintentionallife #intentionalliving #mindoverhustle #seeksimplicity #thecreativelife #livemoremagic #createyourhappy #todolist #todolists #emotionalwellbeing #minimalism_life #minimalistlifestyle
The sentiment in this delicious quote lies at the heart of my ‘Dying to live west coast tour’, beginning on September 29th, Cortes island near Vancouver and ending at Rancho la Puerta, Mexico: “The work of the mature person is to carry grief in one hand and gratitude in the other and to be stretched large by them. How much sorrow can I hold? That’s how much gratitude I can give. If I carry only grief, I’ll bend toward cynicism and despair. If I have only gratitude, I’ll become saccharine and won’t develop much compassion for other people’s suffering. Grief keeps the heart fluid and soft, which helps make compassion possible."‬ - Francis Weller #griefrevolution #griefandgratitude #francisweller #inspirationalquotes #wednesdaywisdom #hollyhocklife #rancholapuerta #wellbeingwarrior #emotionalintelligence #emotionalwellbeing
What does being calm mean to you? What does it allow you do to? I someone’s joke with my clients that my super power is I help them stop time. When we create those pops of calm we can sit within them and let the business swirl around us. Tag someone you think would like more calm in their life
Hey Loves‼️ I wanted to share this journal prompt with you because from my own experience, I know it’s so easy for us to get stuck on the problem. This journal prompt is a way to get moving and to create some momentum again. : : The idea is that it forces us to identify the problem and think critically about the best ways to attack the problem. Once we come up with a number of approaches, we choose the three approaches that are most likely to work and incorporate them. : : I hope this helps guys. Happy vibeclimbing. Che💖💖💖
As a therapist and mother of two young girls, I know how important it is to help our kids build strong character—especially in today's society. It’s tough not to worry how your kids are going to respond to the inevitable hardships they will face. I worry about my own daughters’ level of resiliency and whether I can raise them to be mentally strong. ⁣ ⁣ Towards the end of last school year, I started sharing some of what I've learned over the years as a therapist, business owner, and working mom with my daughters. Nothing major, just bite-sized pieces of advice—or what I like to call—"Life Lessons with Mom." I started sharing one lesson per day while driving my kids to school. I didn't really have strong (or let's be honest any) expectations that my 6 and 8-year-old would be into these life lessons. And I'm pretty sure they only half-listened to me at first. So, I started quizzing them every night. Once they realized that I was going to be asking them to give me an example of each lesson, they started paying closer attention. Realistically, I think they just wanted to one up each other at first. Whatever works right? However, to my surprise, they actually started asking me for their life lesson in the mornings and would give me examples of how they could use the lessons at school and with friends. ⁣ ⁣ I took a break over the summer with my daily life lessons but decided to start them back up again once school started. This school year, I have challenged myself to share 180 Life Lessons with my girls. One for each school day this year. I have casually mentioned my Life Lessons with a few friends and clients. Each time, I get asked what lessons I am sharing so they can share them with their own kids. So, I have decided to start sharing some of my lessons on social media. ⁣ ⁣ Yesterday's Life Lesson with Mom was "Be Uniquely You." I told the girls that conforming to others or "doing what your friends are doing" is easy. It’s easy to be a follower. Especially, when it comes to standing up for another person who is being picked on or doesn’t have anyone to sit with at lunch. I challenged them to Be Unique, Be Brave, & Lead with Courage. 💞
How do you overcome depression? By simply asking your permission, To believe, to act, react and achieve. To be thankful for what you receive. Depression is an unpleasant type of spiritual stagnation, A lack of appreciation, meaning, purpose and vibration. ______________________________________________ Ask yourself: When did you became so bored of yourself? When did your mind, started to hate itself? Are you thankful enough for what you receive? Are you satisfied with what you want to give? Your thoughts, shape your actions, Your actions trigger your emotions, Emotions distract you from thinking, Overthinking stops you from acting. Depression is not a disease, It is an overly-emotional phase, It is the consequence of our unmet expectations, A lack of faith, drive, self-confidence and passion. #psychology #psychologicalfacts #psychologyfact #psychologyquotes #psychotherapist #psychotherapy #selfcare #selfhelpquotes #selfhelpbook #selfhelptools #depressionhelp #depressionkills #depresive #behavior #act #selflove #knowyourself #meaningless #psychoart #selfdiscovery #cluj #clujlife #psiholog #selfconfidenceboost #thoughts #negativethinking #selfknowledgeispower #emotions #emotionalwellbeing
'Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It, Is To Face Your Fate' - Mission Impossible 🙅‍♀️🙆‍♀️🤷‍♀️ As soon as we hit roadblocks we can use that as an excuse to give up, that it's too hard. - Our negative beliefs begin to flood our mind; - 'I'm not good enough' 'I am not strong enough or capable' 'I am not worthy' - The list goes on right? - It prevents us from pursuing what we really want. It keeps us comfortable and safe in our little bubble. - But being comfortable and safe isn't going to help you grow and heal like you need to. - To heal properly you need to understand that you will hit roadblocks and it will be hard at times. - But that it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE. - Comment 'Heal' below if you're ready to accept the challenge🙅‍♀️ . . . . #challenge #heal #breakupcoach #love #selfworth #selflove #relationshipcoach #selfcompassion #knowyourworth #lifecoach #momboss #singlemom #bossbabe #healthandwellness #empoweringwomen #balance #broken #brokenheart #single #emotionalwellbeing #holistic #breakup #quotes #qotd #strength #growth #mindset #lovecoach #selfawareness
We Promise ❤️ #JustBreathe #ExpansiveBreath
To increase your acceptance of all emotions, I highly recommend the new book “A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters” by the originator of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Dr. Steven C. Hayes. . The research and techniques in the book are powerful and effective, but what struck me even more as I read it were the author’s personal stories. More than once I found myself deeply moved by his grace and ability to find self-compassion. The book is a beautiful testament to the transformative power of dropping the internal war with our emotions and finding the wisdom within our pain. . #stevenhayes #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #aliberatedmind #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #emotionalwellbeing #depressionhelp #anxietyanddepression #realtherapy #protherapy #therapyhelps #mentalhealthblogger #psychologistsofinstagram #anxietyrecovery #anxietyhelp #emotionalintelligence #selfcompassion
We’re struck by a sense of injustice that goes right to our core, making us feel extremely vulnerable... ⁠⠀ We've all experienced the pain and sense of disappointment that comes when others choose to treat us in a way that doesn't meet our expectations. When a loved one, a friend or someone we work with treats us particularly poorly, we’re struck by a sense of injustice that goes right to our core, making us feel extremely vulnerable. To cope with our fragility (and in the absence of any higher intervention to make things ‘right’) we turn to thoughts of taking things into our own hands.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ This revenge might not look like the stuff of a teen movie prank, but in the digital age, we can resort to many other ways of getting the reaction we want from the other person. We might resort to 'selfie warfare', spend more time snooping online, or by making sure we're being seen having way more fun without this person, despite not feeling so great within ourselves.⠀ ⁠⠀ When we let someone's poor behaviour change our own, we're linking our self-worth to their behaviour. We're placing a value on who we are based on how they have treated us, when in reality the two are in no way linked. Your value has nothing to do with how others choose to behave. Wasting your energy trying to provoke a reaction is only causing YOU more pain and delaying your healing.⠀ ⠀ You may never get the apology you deserve, but again, that’s you waiting on their behaviour for validation. Healing yourself may take time, but doing it with empathy and compassion for yourself (and maybe even the other person) is how you truly grow from this negative experience. That growth is the best revenge you could ever hope for.⁠⠀ ⁠ Words by @the.joylab#dontgetmadgetmotivated #dontgetmad #emotionalwellbeing #selfesteemboost #healingtrauma #coachingforlife #mytherapistsays #mytherapist #selflove #dontgetmadgeteven #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #positivepsychology #holdingagrudge #grudges #lettingitgo #myhealingjourney #journeytowellness #workplacewellbeing #positiveselfimage #positiveselfesteem #selfhelpfest #selfhelpquotes #selfhelptools #positiveaffirmation #sundaythoughts #traumarecovery #r
It’s out take time............................ Those who know me will know that this is my idea of hell. Sharing something that’s less than perfect......unheard off, but I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone a bit more. Do you think it’s important to show your less than perfect self on here? Let me know your thoughts below. #recoveringperfectionist #impostersyndrome #gardeningforwellbeing #letsliveintherealworld #tipsforanxiety #everyonehasmentalhealth #wellbeingwisdom #reducestressnaturally #itsgoodtotalkaboutmentalhealth #selflovematters #selflovejourney #screwperfection #recoveringpeoplepleaser #itsgoodtotalk #emotionalwellbeing #mentalhealthsupport #mentalwellbeing #anxietywarrior #mentalhealthblogger #mollysmasterclass #reducinganxiety #wellbeingwisdom #selfcarecommunity
Stopping by your feed, and letting you know that you’re doing amazing, and you’ll do better when you keep moving forward even when you face through some challenges. You are strong, you are loved, and you are worth it of everything you have.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Embrace uncertainty and learn from all of those experiences, this is a beautiful life, and you are your own author, explore each chapter and seize each day!
Amazing day today at Mitchell Hepburn PS!! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣The audience was engaged, respectful and fun!! ⁣ ⁣ Remember that challenges are chapters of your life not your whole story! #UPowerMindset⁣#respect #resilience #confidence #students #presentations #emotionalwellbeing #educators #motivation
✨the magic moment ✨ no matter how your baby is born that amazing moment they get put onto you is priceless, and you never forget it do you!?....a moment of relief, euphoria, immense love and disbelief that you did it!! No matter how baby enters this world this moment is everything 🥰 and that you and your baby had the right birth on the day 🦛👶🏼💕 #thewisehippo #therightbirthontherightday #antenatalpreparation #antenatalclasses #hypnobirthing #wisehippoinstructor #emotionalwellbeing #midwife
The struggle hurts, believe me it does. Tonight I sat for an hour and sobbed my heart out because I've been struggling with tackling my own anxiety. Identifying a few main triggers opened up old, deep wounds but the thing I remembered is that wounds heal. 🤔 Remember when you were a kid? Running around in the playground and then falling over, cutting your knee and being taken to first aid? That cut was sore, it stang, you thought it was all over - but it starts to heal instantly. The bleeding stops and it starts to heal, so what do you do?? Get back up and make the most of what's left of playtime whilst your cut heals. 🌠 It's the same thing with Anxiety, identifying those triggers openly hurt and opened up wounds I forgot I had. But they will heal and hopefully I'll be able to be stronger for it 🌿 #anxiety #anxietyrecovery #anxietyattack #panicattack #quotes #motivation #motivationalquotes #anxietyproblems #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #annecdotes #selfcare #selflove #photooftheday #photographer #anxietyisreal #mentalhealthsupport #selflove #meltdown #emotionalquotes #emotionalwellbeing #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthquotes #naturephotography #photography
True story. Last night I got a message from a lady I knew via Facebook a long time ago and hadn’t heard from in years. This lady was a bodybuilder and lost her way for a while (almost 10 years). In that time she’s come through an abusive relationship, toxic friendships, emotional stress and ill health. She was misdiagnosed by the medical profession and put on medications she didn’t need for several years before “waking up” and realising that her health and well-being was in her own hands. She has weaned herself off of the meds her body had become addicted to even though it didn’t need them, has gone back to training and is now pain free. She messaged me to thank me for inspiring her to get back on the horse. To stop accepting her current situation and choose a new one. She said my videos helped her do that. I’m quite blown away by this because what she has done on her own is huge. If my videos and posts have helped her I’m beyond grateful that they have. But the internet is full of inspiring people and posts. What really pulled this lady through is herself. I truly believe that a lot of physical illness is caused by emotional turmoil. What eats away at our heads if we don’t deal with it, all that shit goes inward and the body breaks down. Deal with your emotions and demons people. This lady has dealt with hers and now she’s back to living and not just existing. Take care of thyself 🙏🏼 @cjmswaby #iamlittletank #LittleTankTraining #gratitude #namaste #healthyself #emotionalwellbeing #irontherapy #yogainspiration
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Love this! It’s a great reminder that we all have good and bad days but that sometimes we need to be more accepting of both. Life can give us so many amazing experiences but it can also challenge us in many ways too. Our ability to adapt and persevere is what makes us stronger. It’s what makes us human. #wellness #mentalhealthawareness #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalwellness #wellnesscentre #weallgotthis
😁 [E] M O T I O N S 😌 We are working on our workshop The Book Of [E]motions. 👈 Shannon L. Alder “Anger, resentment and jealousy do not change the hearts of others, only yours change. “La ira, el resentimiento y los celos no cambian los corazones de los demás, solo cambia el tuyo” @sencisomoda @senacomunica @sena_cmtc_egresados #cmtc_yoga4peace #emotions #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalintelligence #psychology #awareness #yogainspiration #mindfullness #breathing #SomosSENA #ConstruyendoPaís.
Learning a new technique. Pushing through the discomfort of letting go of the known in order to grow. . The inner critic is noisy, pitching a fit and wanting to go back to what ensures success. . Too often midlife can become stagnant. Repeating the same old, tried and trusted methods of “getting the job done” without much consideration. . Shaking up the status quo not only sparks our creativity it also develops new neural pathways in the brain. Stimulating the brain to actually function more efficiently = sharper thinking! Yay! . Today I’ve completely thrown off my game by painting exclusively with a pallet knife. (Usually I only use them for mixing paint colors) . Was it fun? Not exactly. Entertaining, maybe. Frustrating -Definitely! . I figure life is completely restructuring, all around me - kids are forging their own paths. My life partner (aka “The Hubs”) is charting a self directed career option. So why not push my edges and challenge what works? . Have you ever shook up your status quo? How’s it worked out? Tell me about it in the comments. What did you do and how’d it turn out? You would do wonders to help sooth my inner critic! #midlife #kundaliniyoga #yoga #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellbeing #lifespurpose #dreamlife #loveyourself #bestlifeever #personaldevelopment #positiveattitude #envisionyourbestlife #greyhair #silverhair #curlygirl #manifestyourbestlife #positivethinking #attitudeofgratitude #grateful #chooselove #loveistheway #loveoneanother
As a therapist, part of the reason I’ve focused on issues impacting highly sensitive, creative people is because Ive seen that creative people begin dialogues and shape culture for issues regarding race, class, climate crisis, gender and parenting (and much more) . I am passionate about empowering sensitive, creative and empathic creative because I believe those are the voices and perspectives we need so badly right now. . Prints in my office @turnhamator . I’ll have more pictures up soon show casing some more of the art I’ve collected for this space!
The beauty in enduring is knowing what one is capable of.
I DON'T BELONG TO MYSELF ANYMORE! EVERYONE NEEDS ME.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I get it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As women, we tend to do do do and rarely ever receive.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I am giving you permission to stop for a moment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No, not permission! I AM TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW TO STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Put the phone down for a moment and take a deep breath.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Really breathe it in.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fill your lungs with air and slowly let it out.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ok, now we can talk.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You were not put here on this earth to do for everyone else and forget about yourself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your higher power did not create you to only serve others and never yourself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But how?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Start by writing it all down. What are your dreams? Hopes? Wishes?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then talk about it. Share your heart with your loved ones, you spouse, your kids.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Goals are so much more achievable when you are supported.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And then make a plan. Little bitty baby steps.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get a babysitter, ask your mom or a friend to watch the kids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And remember what it feels like to just be you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not mom.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not wife.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not friend.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Not house keeper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Need help taking the first step? Second? Third?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Need help making it work into your schedule?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let's Talk!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tell me about your big dreams!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @emilysooyphoto⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @katsfloweraffair⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #parentingcoach #mindfulparenting #parentcoach #parentcoaching #parentsupport #positiveparenting #parenting #parentingproblems #parenteducator #parenteducation #beingboss #beyourownboss #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #workanywhere #savvybusinessowner #entrepreneursofinstagram #selfemployed #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #mentalhealth #mentalhealthadvocate #emotionalwellbeing #selflovery #honoryourself #mefirst #doyouboo #selflover #stopcomparing #ichooseme
Today I’m choosing to be grateful. Ive started journaling each morning, three things that I’m grateful for. And guess what, it’s never hard to think of three things!! 🙌 . I find each day these things pop out so much more to me since I’ve identified them in the morning. I think being grateful has the power to change our mindset and especially focusing on the positive little pieces of each day instead of letting my thoughts drift to all the things I’m anxious about. . Yesterday was a tough day. I felt very anxious all day. So today I’m choosing to change my mindset! “You don’t belittle our pain and our suffering. You comfort us in the greatest unraveling” . I love the term greatest unraveling. I feel like I’m being unraveled. BUT ITS GREAT. Be grateful for the hard things!! They are making you stronger!! 🖤 #mentalwellbeing #livingwithanxiety #trustingodsplan #grateful #emotionalwellbeing #anxietyisreal #overseaslife #insideoutbeauty
When met with uncomfortable emotions, a natural inclination may be resistance or avoidance. If we get curious about our emotions we allow ourselves to get in touch with their roots. We can then ask, are there situations that influenced them, boundaries needed, things we enjoy, things we want less of, worries etc. and that's the very purpose of our emotions- indicators of our perspective, needs, and wants. If you notice you're struggling with emotions or thoughts, an appointment can be booked from the link in the bio. #allthefeels #emotions #emotionalwellbeing #wellness #wellbeing #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #clarington #bowmanville #durham #growthmindset #growth #curiousity #selfhelp #selfcare #acceptance #mindset #mindfulness
Posted @withrepost@heyamberrae My 3 fav things to notice daily: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. What ENERGIZES me. Energy is my compass. I prioritize where I focus my attention by what is the most energizing and engaging. It takes me into flow state and it’s where I experience the most joy and tend to accomplish the most meaningful work. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact, how I left a career in brand marketing and tech—and eventually found myself here today as an author and artist—is all because I followed pulls of energy and curiosity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. What I’m GRATEFUL for. The practice of gratitude presences me to what I already have, and how that’s important and meaningful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I read in The New York Times recently that in successful relationships, the positive interactions outnumber the negative moments by at least five to one. This reminded me that the times when I can find fault in my husband—or in any area of life—there are probably five or more other moments that I’m immensely grateful for, and I can point my attention there, too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. What’s NOT WORKING & why. This is one of the most important reflections I do daily because it illuminates what I get to change. I’m a big fan of rapid experimentation and iteration (it’s my tech background), and so I’m always trying things on, seeing how they feel, and making adjustments. I used to be so afraid of trying new things for fear of if it not working, but now I celebrate what *doesn’t* work—and *why* it’s not working—so that I can discover and uncover what *does*. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tip: While I only included the “Why” for what’s not working in the art, getting curious about WHY an activity energizes me or WHY I’m grateful for someone or something is equally revelatory. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Noticing, friends! ✨
My only goal right now is to "get right" mentally, emotionally and physically. Not lose 5lbs. Not be better then the person next to me. Not push myself to my breaking point. All I want is to feel good, to get right with myself, my eating and my mind. No judgement, no excessive indulging, no making excuses to be less of who I am. I want to be the best version of myself while maintaining a healthy relationship with food, the gym and life. The goal is to enjoy myself while making progress daily. I have been focusing on what is important and by doing that I have been able to eliminate or minimize the time and energy spent on everything else. #timetogetright . . . . #timeisprecious #getright #healthy #happy #peaceofmind #progress #goals #life #enjoy #relax #moveslow #gym #mentalhealth #emotionalwellbeing #nojudgement #bebetter
WELLBEING WEDNESDAY ❤️ . When sadness comes to you, don’t push it away. Spend some time with it. Explore it 💚 . Sadness is a natural feeling. We all experience it. It comes and goes. So when is comes, stay with it. Just for a while. Trying to avoid it will only worsen the pain 💙 . #wybwellbeingwednesday 🙏 . #wellbeing #sadness #psykolog #psykologi #psychologist #psychology #psychotherapy #psychotherapist #yoga #emotionalwellbeing #emotionalhealth #emotional #mentalhealth #healthymind #health #sundtsind #mindbodysoul #healthy #sundhed #psykiskohälsa #psykiskhelse #mentaltrivsel #mentalsundhed #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #dontfightit #feelings #feelingsad #ownit #letitgo
Trying to motivate everyone to drink detox water. In this video I demonstrated putting the lime in a glass but you should put it in a 2L/ 1.5L water bottle and drink it for upto 24 hours. Detox water has been claimed to help remove toxins, help with weight loss, balance your pH and boost your immune system.You can make detox water at home in lots of different ways, using any combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs that you like.Making detox water at home is very simple. All you need is water and a selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Simply chop up your ingredients and add them to hot or cold water, depending on your preference. The more of an ingredient you use, the stronger the flavor will become. Hydration is important for digestive health and maintaining regular bowel movements.Even mild dehydration can affect mood, concentration and energy levels.Detox water is also often recommended in weight loss plans, especially in place of high-sugar drinks like sugary soda and fruit juice. . . . . . . #detoxwater #wellbeing #wellbeingwednesday #emotionalwellbeing #bodywellness #hydration #drinkwater #detoxjuice #detoxify #skin #health #water #limedetoxwater #wellbeings #healthyrecipes #healthtips #healthyskincare #healthy
📚 New book haul thanks to @the.holistic.psychologist! • • I am noticing that it is increasingly difficult to effectively treat patients, especially those with chronic illness and mental/emotional symptoms, without addressing the gut and past emotional trauma. • • 💕 I feel so lucky to be a doc in this era of holistic medicine with access to information on how to treat the whole body, including the mind!
Raise a hand if you’re feeling run down and tired, never able to get recharged and rested? Do you think you love sleep because sleep is amazing? It’s true, sleep is amazing but did you know that: ~ Sleep plays an important role in your physical health? Sleep is involved in healing and repairing not only your heart and blood vessels but ALL of your organs ~ Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke ~ People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have bigger appetites due to the fact that their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) fall, promoting appetite increase. So whether you’re looking to feel more rested throughout your entire day, balance out your diet, reduce stress, help regulate your hormones or just need an excuse to catch a few more zzz’s, remember how important it is to rest that beautiful head on your pillow every night. TIPS for better sleep: 1. make your bed every morning so when you get home at night your cozy rest space is ready for you. 2. Turn off and stop using anything with a screen 2 hours before your bed time. 3. Keep your bed to sleep activities only - no working in bed, no eating in bed, no stressful things in your sleep space! Are you up to the #sleepchallenge xoxo @bewellnaturalmedicinemn
We sometimes talk about self care like it’s one all-encompassing thing. But self-care isn’t always about being zen and blissfully serene. It would be more accurate to call self care “parts-care” since it is the ASPECTS of ourselves that we are trying to soothe. Before deciding on a self-care thing, ask yourself: 1. Do I need something that brings me up? 2. Do I need something that brings me down? 3. Is this a child-like part that needs my attention? What does he/she/they really need right now? 4. Am I listening to my critical inner part telling me what I “should” do? 5. Do I need a solo thing or do I need other humans right now? Behaviors that are self CARE to one part of you might be self SABOTAGE to another. Listening to ALL the voices in our heads (and yes we all have them!) will help you to know the difference. 🙏🏻⭐️ #internalfamilysystems #voicesinmyhead #youarenotcrazy #selfsoothe #innerchildwork #innerchild #innerchildhealing #selftalk #selfcare #selfcarehacks #selfcarefirst #listentoyourbody #innervoice #trauma #traumahealing #cptsd #cptsdrecovery #cptsdwarrior #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthquotes #selfhealers #selfhelptools #selfhelpfest #selfhelpbook #mentalwellness #emotionallydrained #emotionalwellbeing #brittfrank
LEARNING YOUR SELF WORTH. • • Earlier this year, I jumped in @thehumanaspect DMs asking what they were about. They told me they were a Norwegian company focused on people's journeys to find themselves. I was sold. • • I met @jimmywesterheim, a person I am now glad to call friend, and he asked me to tell him about my story. At the time I was really struggling with my own self worth and value. • • Even watching it back, I don't recognise the person speaking. Physically I look drained and unhealthy. At the time, I was drained and unhealthy. Somehow, Jimmy got me talking about feeling worthless, feeling small and was definitely my entry into understanding what it meant to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). • • Over the years, I had spent a lot of time caring what people thought of me. Being told that my appearance could change, or that my body could be better. That I should be different. • • Changing is necessary, but change to make a better you. Change because you want to see a difference in your essence, not because you're trying to fit someone else's. • • And this is what we speak about. I speak about going to therapy. I speak about learning how to love myself. I speak about finding my self worth and the friends that lift me up, and better managing my relationship with my family. • In some ways, this was the beginning of my journey into learning what vulnerability means. Ignorant people call us snowflakes. More aligned people will know that it's healthy to be open about what you're feeling. With me, as long as there's action - it is all worth it. • • Check out @thehumanaspect IGTV and feed to see the interview. Love, Alex • #mentalwellbeing #healthandwellbeing #emotionalwellbeing #wellbeingwarrior #wellbeingwednesday #emotionalwellbeing #willstillpostup #donttestman
Yes, yes, yes, boo! ⁣ Stop for a second and look back at how far you’ve come! It’s easy to forget this especially when we’re always looking ahead. ⁣ ⁣ Sending you a mid-week high five 🖐 ✋🏿✋🏼✋🏾✋🏽to let you know that you’ve got this and YOU ARE ENOUGH! ❤️ and take a peek at my stories where one little girl shares her thoughts on what it means to be ‘enough!’ (Image via @veronicadearly )
So looking forward to offering a retreat day for couples with my dear friend and colleague Sue Newsome very soon. A day to nurture yourself and your relationship, taking you on a journey building intimacy with your partner through exploring gentle practical exercises and techniques. Sue and I did a webinar exploring some of the common myths about relationships and sex which set often unrealistic expectations which can leave you disappointed and confused. We also discussed some of the elements to healthy relationships. If you would like me to email you a copy of the webinar, send me your email address. #authenticlove Check out my website to find out more about my up and coming events and courses including my jade egg foundations weekend (Manchester, 5/6 October), a one day retreat for couples (Manchester, 12th October) and my 6 week online course for women, Ignite the Erotic (starts Wednesday 30th October). Link to my website in my bio for full details of the events. And sign up to my newsletter to be the first to hear about up and coming events including free webinars!
Sign Language. You guys are amazing! As I read over your requests for signs, every 4th or 5th request was for *breathe*. . So I listened. And I would STOP and breathe. And I would think of you all breathing too. 🙏 . Going back to our breath is a wonderful way to bring ourselves back into our bodies and to move ourselves out of sympathetic arousal or dissociation. . I breathe in. I breathe out. This is yours for safety and soothing. 💗🌻 #breathe #breathwork #mentalhealthawareness
Feeling fatigued? Hit the sauna! Your brain and body will thank you 🙏 We've all heard about the physical benefits of the sauna which include improved cardiovascular health, easing muscle and joint pain, reducing stress levels but spending some time in the sauna also benefits your #brain 🧠 such as increasing BDNF aka a brain derived neurotrophic factor (protein) that promotes survival of your bain cells. 🤓 Antidepressant treatments work by promoting increased BDNF activity. ☝️ Physical activity helps increase the BDNF☝️ Stress reduces the levels of BDNF👎 Just a reminder to practice saunas safely if you have existing cardiovascular issues and or Asthma #happysauna🤗🔥 #physicalwellness #mentalwellness #sauna #brainhealth #wellbeing #excercisewithbenifits #sikhgainsbro #sikh #mentalhealth #physicaltherapy #wellness #emotionalwellbeing #mindfulness #happyhormones #pumpmartv #motivation
Post work out glow. 😍 Have you moved your body today? If not, go do it now! Get yourself outside and go for a walk and look at the beautiful world around you. Get on your mat and have fun practicing your favourite yoga shapes and try some new ones. Play your favourite dance tracks and move and groove around your lounge and get those feel good vibes going. If your kids are around get them involved too! 🕺💃🏻 It’s mid week, aka, hump day, but let’s face it, life is what we make it. So get your body moving and get those happy hormones ignited. Your body and mind will thank you for it. 💪🏻❤️ #moveyourbody #innerstrength #resilience #selflove #selfcare #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellbeing #strength #loveyourself #yin #yinyoga #coach #mentor #breathingspace #meditate #movementmeditation #findyourway #youvegotthis #bournemouth #poole #dorset #exercise #happyhormones #release #youareenough #joy #joyseeker #healthiswealth