Originally I wrote this really long post (longer than this one!) with references to personality disorders and being hyper-sensitive about things like abandonment and being ignored - triggers for those with borderline personality disorder - like me. I wrote about how those things relate to the disorder and what transpires emotionally. I was talking about building my walls up again and asking how to keep it together so that I don't end up in hospital... then I realised - it's been 9 & 1/2 years since my last hospitalisation. I've spent that time working really hard to stay away from hospital and despite being in and escaping an abusive relationship and working my way through PTSD and Fibromyalgia I've succeeded in doing that - even if i did have quite a few bumps on the road. I also thought that though this year has probably been the worst of my life, and though I'm pretty fragile and raw and cry most days, I have held myself together pretty well by my mental health standards for the most part. Hospital is not where I'm going to end up this time. I'm not going to let it happen. Walls may still go up - self preservation may necessitate it, but I'm not going back to hospital. Not ever. 👊
Fight on my friends. You're stronger than you know! Sending love and peace for your heart and your mind.
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#pride#mixed#androgynous#blackart#gay#hypersensitive#reggae#dancehall . This is how I feel after reading tonica s mail this morning ..:) Today I wanna write a love message to @toniiica :) you sent me a mail which was really delightful to me ... talking about African descent people networking and making a whole project out of it ..! ... thank you for your entrepernarship , leadership energy and hope .. I still bless my traveling life style to put on my road such grateful people ... I think there is a lot of leader energy in the world because a lot of people cannot control there f*** ego ..!! But leadership has nothing to do with ego in my opinion it has rather to do with a strong sense of community ... you are a powerful locomotive and IAM glad we met simply... thank you to be you :)
Special events @ school, loud classroom and no breaks equal...😕😭. The holidays can be a nightmare too. I can only imagine it feeling like being in a three ring circus and everything is happening in the center ring all at once. Makes my head spin just thinking about it.
Grateful for the 2 awesome days where he went to school with a positive outlook. Grateful for the kindness he showed his brother for 3 days. Grateful for the self motivation and independence he showed to complete his homework and reading. Grateful that I am able to be there for him and advocate for his needs and the needs of other parents and children with anxiety and sensory issues and struggles.
He got in the car after school with a SMILE on his face! Like OMG is this really my kid! Yes! It is an absolute delight to see this actual happiness exist for 2 days in a row! This is the happiest he has been in the 3.2 years he has been attending school. He was even early to school this morning!
As a parent, this is pure joy and excitement even!
Long story in point form:
As an infant there were incidents and instances that I figured were just part of parenting.
Kindergarten I noticed a significant change in demeanor, mood and behavior.
The ideal student at school. He kept things on lock down and so tightly bottled he exploded once he was home.
Self diagnosed, received referral, medicating was the only supposed option....ummm no.
Worked with a team at the school to adjust his day for success and he is excited to help other teachers and do something with purpose an have a break that helps him diffuse and destress from the energy of the classroom.
Essential oils, bath salts, headphones, outdoor time, gum and special mommy moments are a focus every evening. Just work at following his lead. He has even improved articulating about what was good in his day and what was a struggle. Clarity of thought, calm demeanor, short lived outbursts!
Been having a go at using this vegan muscle rub that my brother found in a newspaper article claiming someone "cured" their fibro symptoms with it. To me it looked like a marketing ploy, but for the sake of a few quid I thought I would try it. Now while it's not a magical cure, it has definitely provided me with a little relief. It's main ingredients are frankincense and myrrh which are both powerful healing oils made from tree sap, that has been used for centuries as medicines that can relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reduce pain and inflammation, boost immunity, and a huge amount of other health benefits are often gained from using them, and I've been using the cream regularly since Saturday, I have noticed that it has helped quite a little bit through this flare up, easing some of the constant pain in my neck and shoulder. I have found a lot of benefits using essential oils, especially with massage treatments, so I'm going to order some frankincense and myrrh to make up my own muscle rub with a higher concentration of oils. Anything natural that helps in all for it 😊 #fibromyalgia#painrelief#spasmrelief#fibrowarrior#hypersensitive#invisibleillness#essentialoils#naturalhealing#chronicillness#chronicpain#chronicfatigue#frankincense#myrrh#musclerub#naturalremedies#painreducing#massageoils#massagecream#tensionrelief#naturaloils
Love this story! #Quebec barber finds special connection with 6-year-old client with #autism . Franz Jacob is being deemed an 'everyday hero' because of the special ways he has found to distract and relax his client, Wyatt Lafrenière, who is #hypersensitive when it comes to having his hair touched. Unlike many barbers who would panic with such a client, Jacob knows exactly how to handle the situation without any help from Wyatt's mom. Jacob said he has several regular customers with autism, Wyatt being the youngest. Parents know to show up at the end of the day. "I lock the front door. It has to stay quiet,'' said Jacob, who spends more than an hour with each of his young customers, adding that 'it's all about customer service'. For more on this story, visit the link in our profile!
It isn’t a successful trip to Bath & Body Works if I have neither smelled nor compared each and every candle in the store 🐽 It’s the same story every time - a sales associate offers me a bag to carry all my things because let’s face it - one does not simply shop at this store for one or two things. However, I decline each time because I am clearly in denial for what’s about to take place 🛍 I have Brian to do my heavy lifting, anyway - ha! He, quiet literally, has to push me to the register (I wish I could say I was being cute but it’s borderline OCD for me to smell every candle I see! Fun fact about me, maybe?!) And, hey! It isn’t every day they offer the “Buy 2, get 2 FREE” 3- wick candle special 🕯#lovelyisshe ⠀
Smells play a very important role in our lives. They connect us to memories and emotions 💕 The right candle could improve your mood and reduce anxiety (use either orange or lavender for this.) I find myself more prone to buying natural, lightly-scented candles as my smell is 10x more sensitive than most #highlysensitiveperson || photo by @Charlotte.bb⠀
That's why I started this blog, to create awareness and I am hoping people, chronically ill or people who know someone with a chronic illness, can learn from my experience. I hope both of you can understand each other better so you don't have to LOOSE friendships, like I did. Most friendships end because of misunderstanding or because you can't do just as much as your friends. At first they ask how you are and pay attention to your limitations, but after a few months they loose their patience and they think you should be better by now. I am not saying everyone is like that, there are people who are always thinking about you, sending you a sweet card just when you need it and help you whenever they can. There are also people who don't know what to say. So for them just say it at loud. 'I am sorry but I don't know what to say'. Can I do something for you? From my experience it is just so simple. You don't always have to ask how he/she is doing. Just send a little note by regular mail, whatsapp, FB, IG, or call them and tell them what you did that day. I love to hear/read stories from others and because I can't do what they can it doesn't mean I don't want to hear it.
We sometimes wonder why certain people question our spirits. They are our darkest, more challenging spiritual teachers 👨🏫 and they are placed on their path to follow your Fire 🔥 which is the most sacred within you. Don't dim down or hide your sacred fire 🔥 Light it bright and loud so these dark hard teachers know it's you who will not be silenced or ignored. It's time to brighten, up your light and fire. Not shrink for those who are uncomfortable with you. Most times it's your soul lesson to speak up and grow. #gesgapegiagpsychic#groundedpractice#micmacproud#deeplesson#soulpurpose#soul#asensitivesoul
Es war schön auf Kreta! 🇬🇷 Diese Ferien haben so gut getan: Endlich wieder einen freien Kopf die Dinge mit etwas Abstand zu sehen. ☺ Ich hab die Tendenz mich regelmässig in die Arbeit zu verkrampfen und meine Gelassenheit zu verlieren. So ende ich zwar mit zufriedenen Vorgesetzten, aber auch mit zig Überstunden, einem brutal verkrampften Rücken und der Angst vor meinem eigenen Terminkalender. Aber es geht doch im Leben eigentlich nur darum glücklich zu sein! ☘️ Es muss nicht immer alles perfekt sein! Die Wohnung kann mal wie sau aussehen, die ToDo-Liste darf immer länger werden.... wenn du dafür liebe Leute um dich hast und gute Gespräche führst, tut das der Seele gar viel besser. Leistung und Erfolg ist super, aber total relativ. Ihr dürft diese Begriffe für euch nämlich selber definieren! Cool, gäll?! 🙋🏻 Also seid lieb zu euch und klopft euch auch mal selber auf die Schulter! Weniger ist manchmal einfach mehr. 💜
I’m the type of person who loves wearing comfortable clothes, and wearing #shorts is one of them. 🎈
3 months ago, my legs were attacked by #mites (dunno what kind) in #HongKong and I was really sad, hurt, and disturbed. Everyday was a struggle af because it was so damn itchy. I literally cried and wished to have my skin scraped with my fingernails or knife, or anything sharp and rough. 😭💔 (I even had a boomerang post, “The feels. Ang kati-kati!!!!!! Super!!!!!!!!!😭😭😭” to emphasize how terrible the feeling was. My mom was kind and generous enough to bring me to the hospital (I love you, ma) and I know she was worried. The doctor told me that I have a #hypersensitive skin. It wasn’t the first time I heard it from a doctor (I was diagnosed before) so I wasn’t really surprised. She added that I have to control myself from scratching it, because there could be agents and whatnot that’s left on the swollen area that’s adding more insult to it. #Steroids were injected directly to the affected area (and it was freakin’ prickly to the skin and to my mom’s pocket —since I’m a bum 😂). A friend in Kuwait gave some support too (Thank you, Amani). Everyone in the family was worried about me because the struggle was like for 2 months, I think. Imagine yourself having a mosquito or an ant bite, it was painful and itchy, right? (...I suddenly remeber how it felt 😥) #bigsigh
Well, seriously, this has been a burden to me as the affected area of my skin has begun to shrink. I’ve been putting some cleanser and cream to it to totally remove the scar. (Thanks to #sebodemacho#smbonus . Please feel free to comment if you have recommendations 😊). .
I have always wanted to wear shorts especially when I came back home to the #Philippines from #Kuwait and when this happened, I was advised to avoid from wearing one to protect my “hypersensitive” 😂 skin, and to actually hide the dark spots and scars. But I made a decision today to just be myself. What other people would think will not add value to my whole being. Hahaha! I was super happy when I went to #Divisoria today. I was feeling super easy and comfortable to drive, walk, and move with my shorts! #sarap#diosadiaries
OVERWHELMING // Le mois de Septembre est fini et, autant dire que, pour moi, cette rentrée a été intense.
En tant que bonne hypersensible, j'ai tendance à me faire engloutir facilement sous un tas de petites contrariétés qui finissent par se transformer rapidement en une grosse vague qui me submerge.
On m'a souvent reproché cette sensibilité. Le fait que je prenne tout à cœur.
Dans le milieu de l'entreprise, cela a d'ailleurs été souvent utilisé comme reproche, pour m'attaquer ou encore se permettre une remarque désobligeante, désagréable, à mon sujet.
Tout ca enrobé d'un "De toute façon, tu es trop sensible." "C'est ta faute. C'est toi qui prends tout mal"
Et puis un jour, on m'a dit cette phrase : "On ne peut pas être TROP sensible. On ne l'est sûrement jamais assez"
Depuis, j'essaye de travailler sur cette faiblesse, que l'on m'a très souvent reproché, pour en faire une force.
Alors oui, ça ne fonctionne clairement pas toujours.
Comme quand je me fais submerger par tout un tas de remarques, de mails, de simulations qui me donnent juste envie de me retirer dans une communauté auto-suffisante au sommet d'une montagne (ou un Surf Camp ;)) Mais je cherche des solutions pour apprivoiser ce super-pouvoir (oui je suis persuadée que ça en est un !). Pour apprendre parfois à me protéger.
Et je me dis que le Yoga et l'enseignement en sont des drôlement bonnes voies... (Photo by @dimitryroulland )
This #NewTechnology Can Help Kids With #Autism Participate In Class...Not all #screentime is bad. Children with autism might have difficulty processing stimuli such as sights and sounds. Some are #hypersensitive and can't tolerate certain types of clothing, being touched or being in a room with normal lighting. As #AutismSpeaks notes, #sensoryoverload occurs when there is too much stimuli to process at one time, such as in a regular classroom, and can result in aggressive outbursts. This can make the school setting very tough, often leading many to be #homeschooled . To help autistic students stay in school, starting this fall, the #Toronto District School Board (TDSB) will be testing out #WebMoti , a multimedia, multi-sensory system that will allow students who struggle with sensory overload to attend class remotely in a way they can control. Once the details are finalized, the TDSB will be the first school board in #Canada to test the WebMoti system developed in partnership between #RyersonUniversity , Tactile Audio Displays Inc., and Dutch educational tech company, Webchair. To learn more about this exciting new technology, visit the link in our profile!
It so hard when you look this young to get people to listen. I'm at a 7/10 on my pain scale. My lower back is even higher. The weight of my hair hurts my scalp. The weight of my incredibly thin shirt irritates my skin. My bed is both too soft and too hard. Nothing helps either; I've done the food recommendations, I stretch and move like recommended, and I can take reside the recommended dose of extra strength otc painkillers and feel no effect. But I look young and mostly healthy and so I get told I'm overexaggerating or looking for drugs... all I'm looking for is to not be in pain, to be able to lead a normal life. #chronicpain#chronicillness#spoonie#youngandsick#invisibleillness#chronicfatigue#hypersensitive
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🇩🇪Ich wollte eigentlich ein anderes Bild posten, aber zu diesem hier hatte ich heute ein ganz interessantes Erlebnis 😂. Der Sprecher von #dasverlorenesymbol macht seine Sache wirklich sehr gut 😍. Im Buch werden diverse Foltermethoden beschrieben, darunter eine Art Water Boarding und ein langsames Ausbluten lassen. Beides wird recht plastisch beschrieben. Das und die Stimme hat etwas ganz Surreales mit meiner HSP und der Synästhesie gemacht. Ich höre ja beim Autofahren und musste kurz anhalten, weil A mein Arm dort, wo man eben Blut abnimmt unglaublich wehgetan hat und B ich das Gefühl hatte nicht mehr gut Luft zu bekommen 😅. Dazu kam eine Explosion perlweißer Farbe der Synästhesie die mit Schmerz, vor allem den Migräneanfällen, dem schlimmsten Schmerz, den ich bisher erlebt habe, assoziiert ist 🙈. Sowas passiert auch nur jemandem wie mir 😂. Das mit den Phantomschmerzen kenne ich das passiert häufiger, aber alles miteinander war ein interessantes Phänomen meines etwas anders gepolten Gehirns 🤷♀️. Sagen wollte ich damit eigentlich, was für ein wahnsinnig gut geschrieben und gelesenes Buch das ist 😍. Vermutlich halten mich jetzt einige von euch für ziemlich krank im Kopf 😂. Aber ich hatte das Bedürfnis, dieses interessante Lese-/Hörerlebnis mit euch zu teilen 😆