14 years ago, i was diagnosed with severe speech trauma. Caused by the war in Iraq. I was so little that i didn't know what was going on with me and why i couldn't speak like other kids do. Such a painful feeling when you raise your hand in the class to answer the teacher's question but ending up getting punished because the teacher think you are making it up to get away from the question. Nobody really understood what's my condition was, including my family. What made my trauma more severe is that my family used to punish me for talking like this thinking i was making it up to get attention!. I grew up with the trauma as an anti social girl who stays as far as she can from any human encounters. And i used to freak out when i have to talk to someone about something. Even my doctor said i will end up committing suicide because i will won't have a life as others. But deep inside me, i knew that this little girl had so much energy that wasn't used for so long!!. I have overcome many fears and failures to be where iam today. My life started when i came here, to the U.S. i have so many apportinuties to take and so many chances not to miss. For those of you who wonders how my speech trauma is now, i will make sure i post a video soon so you can see the differences!!!. Iam where i want to be and iam so happy about it! And i can't wait for many more adventures to come and many more obstacles to pass!! The power of hope is so strong! And as long as you have it nobody can stop you from being who you want to be, even if it was a disability. My question to everyone who doubted me, are you ready for what's coming up?!! 😏 #memories#powerofhope#strongerthanever#motivation#loveyourself#bewhouare#badass#strongwomen#moreiscomingup#getreadyworld#teamleader#futurecop#womeninblue#oneunited#america#landofthebrave#landofthefree#forabettertomorrow#glendale#california
This makes perfect sense and it really resonated with me too.
Not ‘if’, but when something happens to me, I usually dwell on it and replay all the different scenarios in my head. Things that I should have said and should have done so that the outcome would be different. But it never happens that way and I end up getting mad at myself because I wasn’t quick enough to respond in a better way. This constant tug of war with myself only makes me feel worse and stressed!
Everyone blames sugar and carbs for weight gain but, you know what? The truth is that it’s STRESS!! When we are stressed our blood sugar increases, our blood pressure increases, cortisol (the stress hormone) increases plus a whole host of other things. The outcome, for most of us, is that we turn to food for comfort. I do! We’re not drawn to anything healthy like salads or veggies in order to make us feel better. It’s sugar and carbs that we crave! And another thing – stress doesn’t play favorites and affects ALL age groups, men and women!
The answer sounds simple enough – reduce the stress. I know, easier said than done! It takes practice. Start by doing something that you enjoy and that calms you, like listening to music, reading a book, exercise, painting, quilting, meditating – something for you and that puts you in a better place. ❤️Once you start taking care of yourself in that way, you will start to see a difference and feel more in control, more at peace and will be able to put things behind you and accept that whatever was upsetting you, is over.
My ‘go to’ is yoga. When I feel stress start to take over, I take a deep breath and try to let it go. Does it work for me all the time? No, but I’m working on it and trying not to let things bother me, accept things and just move on. ❤️ I’d love to hear from you! What is your release and how do you manage your stress?
We all could use a little help to find something to help us deal with stress so please share in the comments below!
Peace in, Peace Out 🙏 #peace#inspiration#quotes#namaste#pieceofmind#yoga#mindset#feelgood#selflove#begoodtoyourself#love#letitgo#calm#bewhouare#yourself#choosejoy#sharicreates