Don't forget to look after yourselves! You're all amzing and wonderful people and deserve the best in life! Thanks for all the support on this account too, we've almost made it to 200 guys! 😄❤ UK helplines:
Suicide helpline - 116 123
Domestic violence helpline - 0808 2000 247
Childline - 0800 1111
Anxiety helpline - 08444 775 774
Mental health helpline - 0300 123 3393
OCD helpline - 0845 120 3778
Rape crisis helpline - 0808 802 9999
Victim support helpline - 0808 168 9111
Relationship helpline - 0300 100 1234
I have been having a really hard week in my recovery, all of these emotions and memories just keep flooding up, and sending me into jumpy paranoia and panic attacks. I've been away for over 9 months now and yet when I hear a noise I jump and think my abuser just walked in the house. She doesn't even know where I am. And then I get mad at myself for jumping like that. I feel crazy. But I'm working on it. Repost from @pocasianlove
My baby HERO😍 [Scroll for more] A couple women at the weekly survivors group I go to got puppies and said they were actually helping with their paranoia, so I got one. He has helped me in so many different ways and one is just keeping me busy so there's less time to worry. He's the best😊
If you don’t feel understood, you can do one of three things:
a) You can give up trying to make yourself heard – that can feel like being emotionally abused all over again. (Not recommended.)
b) You can shout longer and louder (and end up feeling that all that you nothing more and nothing less than your story.) Or else,
c) You can find someone who has the ears and the heart to listen and truly hear you.
Option C is the only one that will heal you, and move you forward. [Blog Post] http://bit.ly/2x0BaGg
And this page is a constant reminder! It has been so therapeutic for me. I want to personally thank everyone who follows and supports @slef_harm_survivor you are truly making a difference I love you all💜
This is very important. [TO ANY SURVIVORS and ANYONE ACTIVE in the HEALING COMMUNITY] 7 days ago I met this amazing 16 year old woman on here. Since meeting her, she has taken down the negativity on her page and filled it with love and support for herself and others and will continue to. She also added "survivor" to her username. I am so proud of her, and you should be too. I challenged her to stay 7 days free from self harm to start to break the habit, and on day 7 (today) I am introducing her to all of you to get her some more support to help continue with healing and staying strong and away from self harm💪🏼💜👑 Please go follow @slef_harm_survivor, someone who needs a lot of support and positivity like me!!!!! Help me show her we care!!! #selflove#supportsurvivors
I spoke with my pal @flykicksjohnson about the issue closest to my heart - domestic violence. There's also an in-built drinking game where you have a shot whenever I say 'absolutely'.
You can listen to it here: https://omny.fm/shows/passion-podject/12-behind-closed-doors-aka-josie-d-presents-domest
If you have been wanting to let go of something, in this moment, consider it gone. What's next? Move towards your highest soul vibrations by aligning with your purpose💜 (which is of course different for everyone and can change constantly)
Join us at our PopUp Shop this Wednesday, Sept 20th at 5PM for a Fundraiser to benefit Hopeful Horizons, a local nonprofit working to end child & domestic abuse and sexual assault. We're so excited and humbled to be working with this awesome organization!
We all have a burden or a load that we have to carry. Why is it, that we see those carrying the heaviest loads often have the happiest hearts? Because, their burden drew them to Jesus. He offered to carry it, and they allowed Him. Letting God take that burden doesn't mean that it's not still painful or that we have nothing to grieve over. Giving it to Him just means we now have a reason to smile. Don't go at it alone today. Give it to God, and take on only what He asks you to. You won't have to do it alone. Find joy in your pain and grief today. It may seem impossible, but I'm here to tell you that it's not because I've found it in my hardest times. #Grief#Suffering#FindingJoy#Struggle
I have a hard time with this one but I try to remind myself. Even if your trigger is a word, (or a smell or a song, etc) that word becomes more than just a word to you, and that's okay. I don't even want to type my trigger word on here because I don't want to have to see it, but it is one I cannot escape from. One that almost everyone in society uses unconsciously and is on almost every tv show. It makes it really hard, but it also helps me get stronger. Repost from @thephoenixmovement
I think one of the bravest things to do is to love oneself. It's sounds simple enough, love yourself, but in truth it is one of the hardest things to do. Before my abusive relationship, in middle school and high school I dealt with an eating disorder. My weight loss was extreme and then I would get healthy and relapse into an eating disorder. When I first started to date my ex I was still seriously dealing with starving myself. And he was encouraging and kind and helped me get back into recovery. But later he would use my body issues against me. In the most cruel and hateful ways. He built me up just so he could bring me so low. He knew my weakness and used and abused me because of it. Being away from him has taught me so many things but the one that stands out tonight is that all the love I put into that relationship and gave him, I should have the same drive to love myself that much. I need to love my imperfections and scars and see the beauty in me. He never deserved my love or compassion. But you know who does? ME. I deserve love and compassion and I should be giving those things to myself. So my hope is that others are kind to themselves and show themselves the love and compassion they deserve to have too. #sendingloveyourway#selflove#selfloveisbeautiful#endabuse#notcrazy#notlove#abuseisnotok#NoMoreAbuse#survivor#loveyourselffirst#giveyourselfcompassion#staystrong#empoweringwomen#datingviolenceawareness#domesticviolenceawareness#speakup
Can you imagine yourself in Lolita's situation? Taken from your family at a young age. Brought into an area that's cramp and secure. Swimming round n' round the tank bored. Watching your companion Hugo die right in front of you. Surviving a piece of shit environment that is north Americas smallest orca tank. Lolita has faced dozens of punches that would drive a being insane. Yet, she continues to fight. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! SHE DESERVES FREEDOM! FIGHT! SPREAD AWARENESS! Explore. Educate. Protect! Lolita is continuing to survive even after hurricane Irma. SHE IS A TRUE HERO! She is my hero. 🙏❤️👊📢🐬🐳🐋🐠🐟
New Spotlight Series is out featuring Leona Finlayson, Shimmy Mob team member from British Columbia. Watch as she describes her journey of moving from Vancouver to Kelowna, ultimately having to restart everything over and begin again as the new girl to the local dance community... Link in bio!
Don't be shy! Go ahead and share and comment to keep the conversation going!💃🏼
This is from September 4-10 Taiji, Japan The Cove. 3 Pilot Whales capture and 21 killed. When will this madness end? The horrific acts committed in which fisher men brutally slaughter cetaceans with spear hooks will be look upon as an act against humanity and life itself. These men and women committing these acts will be brought to justice and serve time for their actions. WE MUST NOT GIVE UP AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT! SPREAD AWARENESS! For more updates , follow @dolphin_project and @richardobarry and visit their website www.dolphinprotect.org for ways in helping the cause. Explore. Educate. Protect! 🙏📢👊❤🌊🐬🐋🐳🐠🐟🐡🦈🐙🐚🦀🦑