You see this?!?! This is the smile of a woman who chose to put her health and happiness on the top of her priority list! And I feel amazing! It's been the first day in many months that I did not have one anxiety attack! I must take notes of what I did today and repeat xox #mentalhealth#thankful#healthymind#healthylife#smiles#happy
MELBOURNE: 21 - 23 SEPT @ 7.15PM, 24 SEPT @ 6.15PM + 1/10 @ 7.30PM
Following the critical success of ‘Humpty Dumpty Daddy’, a story of fatherhood and mental health (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from The Adelaide Advertiser), ‘LOVES ME / LOVES ME NOT’ is JC Clapham’s new storytelling show about finding and losing love, but losing and finding yourself (and all the shit in between). We’ve all had our heart broken at one point in our lives, probably several times, even. And it is with the great loves that we develop a new identity, as part of a couple.
But when that great love is lost, who are we then? Do we revert to our former single identity? Who knows, I sure don’t.
In losing love, we are forced to rediscover our identity, what we believe, what we stand for, and what we are as an individual. “Captivating storytelling"
"Takes dark subject matter and makes it light"
"Poignant & witty"
#storytelling#compassionatecomedy#comedy#storyteller#comedian#melbfringe#melfringe#melbournefringe#melbourne#love#divorce#heartbreak#selflove#selfworth#identity#separation#mentalhealth#family#familylaw#singlefather#singledad#dadlife#dadding#dad @melbfringe @melbourne_comedy @events.melbourne @visitmelbourne @whatsonmelb @courthousecomedy
Hey Ladies! It's not easy trying to maintain an entire household and work at the same time. Your mental health is important and I'm here to tell you that YOU CAN DO IT…but take care of YOU first. Click the link in bio and find out how I'm working out this balance and how you can too! #womenpreneur#pynkmagazine#CEOMOM#Entrepreneur#Mentalhealth
Seeing a lot of great back to school pictures this week 📸 & loving the story with this one from Florida local @mattydee07 👏🏽
Two years ago caught in the grips of my addiction I made a promise to my daughter I'd be there for her first day of school. Not only was I there physically but emotionally.
Through GOD and this program I live today 🔷 my dreams are coming true an not empty promises. Just wanna thank everyone who has been here threw thick an thin with me Will Melendez Bryan Alzate Diane Heinsohn Jim Dixon Dale Costello Brooke Dixon 🎉🎉🎉
Lily's fist day 🎉🎉🎉
So great to see!! 😍 thanks for sharing Matt.. here's to many more!
This week will be all about hotel livin' and I'm slowly but surely getting back into the groove of things. First, it was my clumsy back episode and then it was death by the flu. Meh! This morning was rough, but I was determined to make it happen. I did some improvising and used coffee bags as my agility markers, popped open my #BOD and crushed a 25 minute workout!
Gimme ALL the ENDORPHINS!💥
"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change". These past few days have been filled with the most magical and mysterious of things. Having been brought to another low, I had a beautiful and wondrous change of perception that seemed to simultaneously bring things into focus and soften the edges in a mystical haze. I wouldn't call this a "dark night of the soul", for those I've had many, but it has been a palpable and ethereal shift. Cosmic. Is it a coincidence that everything in the world seemed to shift yesterday during the eclipse? Maybe. Probably not. It has been brutal and beautiful. Clarifying and confusing. Illuminating and confounding. Comforting and rattling. But, mostly, peace giving. It's as if I tapped into a hidden reserve of emotional and spiritual strength that I thought had long been forgotten. So, Like yesterday, I'm trying to soak in every last second of this effervescence, so that the next time the sun disappears from my sky (and it will), I'll be able to sit in the silence and darkness knowing that it shall soon return.
Today I had an experience during a school session that left me feeling some intense emotion. In my (very) brief time as a Rudolf Steiner teacher I was introduced to footbaths with lemon as a method to soothe and reconnect. The essence of the citrus fruit is said to draw you back into your body when you are feeling strung out, providing a boundary and the space needed for readjustment and transition.
Remembering what the anthroposophical nurse taught me about the method I half a cut lemon under the warm water scraping the skin with a knife to release the oil from the pores of the fruit.
Then cut from the centre into segments so I could press the fruit easily and firmly releasing the juice and leaving little suns floating in the water. .
First page in my journal😁 i am using a sketchbook because the pages are bigger and more space I can express myself. A little bit of who i am. #journaling#expressyourself#mentalhealth#myhobby thank you to all the instagram for inspiration and motivation to start this. But my number one supporter and motivator @jmo2288 really is the one who literally tells me to just start and be you💙🍊#smashbook#sketchbookjournal
Today was a hard day: health and mental health wise. Beware before continuing to read, because I don't wanna bum anyone out, but I also need to get this out.
My autoimmune disorders are making even sitting up so painful I can barely think, and it feels like there's no end in sight. I can't work like this. I can barely even shower like this. I'm in so much pain that it's becoming difficult to acknowledge that this might be my new normal. And suddenly I feel like a waste of human space. I'm not even returning calls or texts or emails because I'm sick of being that person who is constantly having shit fall apart. I'm burrowing deeper into my crab cave as a result. But the problem with retreating, even though it can be a very healing and nourishing thing to do, is that, for me, it becomes easier to convince myself that the world would be better off without me. Even though I logically know otherwise. But that's the double whammy of having clinical depression compounded by autoimmune diseases. Every day, I'm just struggling to survive until the next day.
"There is no coming back from Suicide, that's why we need to STOP it before it gets to that stage. PREVENTION is the Key🔑
Please SHARE Legends! Cheers ✊💚 Your 'Suicide Aftermath' story of what SUICIDE has done to you, your family and / or your friends could be the catalyst in stopping someone from suiciding.
Speaking Up isn't only for the broken, it's up to us ALL to break down the walls and Stigmas that surround the silent "S" word SUICIDE... Today I urge you all to reach out to even just one BROTHER and let them know that you got there BACK, don't text them or message them from facebook, give them a call or go and see them FACE TO FACE. We must bring back 'REAL' social connection.
When you're suicidal its common to feel worthlessness, helplessness, angry, lonely, misunderstood and the constant thought of being a burden to your loved ones! You need to know this is an absolute crock of S..T!
YOU ARE LOVED, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. PEOPLE DO CARE AND YOU MOST CERTAINLY ARE NOT A BURDEN TO YOUR LOVED ONES.
Speak up, Reach out fellas it's time to stop suffering in silience.
If you would like to SHARE your story with A Chance for Change ACFC . Please private message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This diagram I threw together illustrates rather the downstream effects of what low thyroid activity can do on multiple bodily systems. It’s not exactly this cut and dry or comprehensive, but gives a well-rounded explanation for why women feel the way they do when it can be easily traced back to the same recurring issue I see over and over again.
Stress is the main catalyst, and if not that, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Either way, even at the subclinical level, we start to see a decline in health and various dysfunctional patterns.
Depression is a common symptom, yet is hastily “remedied” with an antidepressant. Your brain still works… it just masks the hypothyroidism.
Menstrual irregularities are typically seen because thyroid hormone is required for ovary stimulation and thus, progesterone production. Similarly, chronic stress will drain reserves for estradiol leading to vaginal dryness and low libido, night sweats, etc. -
Stomach acid levels subside, which creates a hospitable environment for pathogenic bugs to flourish and disseminate yielding yeast overgrowth, SIBO, GERD, etc, which in turn, worsens liver detoxification competence. Low thyroid activity by nature impairs this as well.
_ Because the gut and liver are a bidirectional pathway, suboptimal detoxing shunts toxins back into the gut for further turmoil and inflammation, encouraging IBS to irritable bowel disease. _
When you see how this all unfolds, you begin to understand the intricacy of this web of interactions and how addressing each individual symptom - as the public does - only conceals the root issue(s).
Why I Do What I Do...
Everyone just wants to be HEARD and SEEN; they want to know someone 'gets them'. *
When I was growing up I never felt like anyone really 'got me'; and to this day there are very few people who I feel really do 'get me'; the me inside of me. *
I will certainly own the fact I am a damn enigma and often hard and frustrating to even try to understand. So let me be clear; what I mean when I say 'get me' is, it's been a rare occurrence for me to feel that someone is actively and truly trying to HEAR me and SEE me all the way to my core, my center, my truth.
On the rare occurrences this has happened I have treasured it and held it close. To connect with another human being on an emotionally core level, a soul level; is an experience every human being deserves to have. *
HEARING and SEEING someone for who they truly are, actively trying to understand them to their core; to 'get them' is why I do what I do, it is my passion. I know what that feels like and I know how valuable and rare it is. *
Watching someone feel that connection, discovering and strengthening their voice is a magical badass Beautiful Journey I will never get sick of seeing. It's quite a beautiful journey to hold someone's hand while they walk to their center, discover their core truth and then begin to speak with authenticity.
//7// i have spent countless hours grieving the mistakes of my past, mourning the decisions i can no longer take back- and to what end? my past has shaped me and gotten me to where i am today.
nothing i do can change that. but as i step forward into each new day, i am presented with opportunities to make the most of this little thing we call life. it is what we make of it. #50daysofchange#breakthestigma#mentalhealth#anxiety
"Amo a la persona en la que me he convertido porque luché para convertirme en ella". Una imagen sencilla con una frase corta y un mensaje que abarca muchas cosas, emociones incomprendidas, pensamientos distorsionados, tristeza, ansiedad, miedo, confusión, es decir, todo aquello de lo que no se expresa abiertamente pero coexiste con nosotros. Cambiar esto no es tarea fácil, es difícil, duele mucho, pero cuando te das la oportunidad de pasar por esa última "etapa" de dolor con el objetivo de entenderte, amarte y aceptarte tal cual eres, no hay dolor ni miedo que te detenga. Es allí cuando entiendes (o por lo menos yo entendí) que no importan los comentarios, las críticas, importa solamente lo que yo pienso de mi mismo. Me encantó esta imagen y quise compartirla y quiero invitarlos a que se hagan esta pregunta ¿Estoy realmente satisfecho con la persona que soy ahora mismo?
El pensar en una respuesta a esta pregunta es el primer paso a la introspección que todos debemos hacer día a día. Feliz noche 🌙😊♥ #night#Instrospeccion#writing#quote#betterlife#bepositive#mentalhealth#psicologia
I posted a transformation where I went from anorexia to where I am now but many people don't talk about the recovery in between. It's easier to admit you were too skinny once but not so much to admit what curveballs happen in recovery. You might look at the girl on the left & think "You're not even fat?" No, I was not "fat" by any means but I was FAR from healthy. Many girls who initially suffer from anorexia also develop bulimia. Gaining weight & accepting it is extremely hard. To cope with eating food normally again & the inevitable weight gain, bulimia seems to be the only outlet. To keep from triggering anyone, basically I was so good at hiding my disease that even my own mom had no idea. I'd force myself to go hard in the gym & eat only "clean" then I'd crack & binge eat only to later guilt myself into purging because I was going to get "fat." I'd waste my own money on food I'd end up purging. This is something not often talked about & many girls (especially fit chicks) out there suffer from bulimia silently. It's been well over a year since I've binged & purged but to say after a heavy meal on a bad body image day I don't have the inclination to is a lie. But I was able to control my mind & my temptations by reminding myself I have never felt so low/disgusted about myself than after a purge. You won't get "fat" after one meal of enjoying yourself. It's so hard to control a "treat" meal (I hate that term but for the sake of simplicity) from becoming a binge. When you restrict long enough, your brain is so starved it just wants to eat everything. The "off" switch isn't there. You just keep going; you can't have a few bites of ice cream. You eat the whole thing. It takes time, practice, patience, & grit. I am not as extreme now. I eat "treats" unplanned. I have balance. I don't guilt myself into doing cardio. I don't feel the need to binge. Don't always judge a book by its cover. Even the healthiest/most ripped people have secrets they don't want to expose. I'm way healthier now than I ever was when I restricted. Being so strict almost always led to relapse. Food is not the enemy, your mind is. My eating disorders did not win. 😌🙏💪🏼 #transformationtuesday
A years worth of planning for one epic evening. Tomorrow night, please join myself and these lovely men at Hughs Room Live to raise money for mental health! There is so much that I'd like to say about these guys, the cause and the music, but I guess you'll just have to come tomorrow to hear it ✌️join us at 8pm when @mermaidandthebear will be serenading us 👌followed by a super fun jazz set since that is how our roots began 🎶 and finally the educational original music or Avalon's Garden 🐰🌼 @mylesvivares will have his jazz series paintings available for purchase 👨👧there is a silent auction including such prizes as wine and a full mani/pedi @rawbeautybarinc 💅
So much love to @alexmoscall for this shot. 📸 So excited to introduce you all to @emilysadowski_ who had brought her best friend, Pryia and my other half/future service dog, Lilo 🐶 .
It's going to be so much fun and we'll be raising money for the Mental Health Priorities Fund at @sickkidstoronto .
Tickets are $20. Dinner starts at 6:30pm. At the the newly renovated Hughs Room Live at 2261 Dundas St. West.
When the Eagala accredited therapy team are setting up the equipment for the day's equine therapy sessions, and there are just too many fun things to play with! Our little Lilly just LOVES equine therapy days at The Banyans.
Rather you're getting adjusted to going back to school or simply not getting enough sleep, it's very important to have a night time routine. If you don't have a night time routine we strongly recommend you start one. Your body will adjust and thank you for it 💗