Itsokaytonotbeokay Photos & Videos

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We have been wanting to visit @sipofhope since they opened last year. We are so inspired by the work that @hopefortheday does with mental health and suicide prevention. Today we got to enjoy hot chocolates and coffee. We are thankful to be able support a local business with such a strong community impact. ___________________ #sipofhope #chicagobusiness #itsokaytonotbeokay #sharechicagoparent #bornfortheroad #tinyhome #homeontheroad #sprinter #vanlife #sprintervanlife #travelingfamily #vanlifeideas #vanlifefamily #homeiswhereyouparkit #thevanlifeapp #vanlifecommunity #vanlifedistrict #travelingfamily #familytravels #vanlifecommunity #vanlifeideas #vanlifesociety. at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar

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Over the years, I realized the loads of emotional baggage many individuals carry around year after year following childhood trauma and/or unhealthy intimate relationships. In addition to offering Individual Counseling sessions, I created the “Bagged Up Baggage” Digital Video and Mini-Workbook to be used in the privacy of your homes. Although professional counseling is highly recommended, this package can help get many of you started that are either resistant to counseling due to common myths, unable to afford the cost of hourly weekly sessions, or you’ve been wait listed and pending your initial session. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Regardless of your circumstances, I understand the impact of being weighed down by emotional baggage. So it is important for you to understand that the longer you to continue to deny and carry unresolved emotions of anger, fear, doubt, depression, shame, or guilt throughout your life, it will hinder you from advancing, TRUSTING, LOVING, FORGIVING, and most of all, HEALING.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the LINK IN BIO to begin your healing process Today. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ info@myhealingheartsllc.com @healheartsbehavioralhealthcare @baggedupbaggage #healheartsllc #baggedupbaggage #anxiety #depression #silencetheshame #mentalhealth #mentalillness #counseling #angermanagement #therapyhelps #itsokaytonotbeokay #individualtherapy #globaltherapist #seekhelp #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #notyouraveragetherapist #relationshipgoals #healthyrelationshipsmatter #healthyboundaries #traumacounseling #healthyrelationships #copingstrategies #insecurities #rejection #travelingtherapist #toxicrelationships #emotionaltrauma #negativethoughts #hurting #ICare

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I wanted my #500thpost to be something significant, then I saw the #40pluspinupchallenge and that was that. The topic for today is All About You, so here's a bit on that subject. I'm 49, and have been modeling on & off since I was 18. A few years ago, I started posting an #unretouched photo set for my birthday. This is from the most recent, taken last February. I also write, mostly poetry (hence the moniker) but other things when the mood strikes. I completed #nanowrimo 8 years in a row, and also blog less often than I should but I'm working on it. I am Dog Mom to 2 rescue dogs, one a rather special-needs senior. I am very open about the fact that he is on Prozac for severe anxiety because there is #noshameintakingmeds I'm also very open about my own struggles with #hormonaldepression, particularly the challenges #perimenopause has presented in that regard. #itsokaytonotbeokay and women shouldn't feel these are things we can't talk about. I #supportsmallbusiness #supportwomeninbusiness and #supportthearts both through my shopping habits and via Patreon. I'm a #foodwastewarrior and run 2 fundraisers a year for No Kid Hungry in addition to donating proceeds from my shop to a different charity every month. I cook a lot. I read a lot. I swear a lot. I'm a middling #coder who knows just enough to have built my own website and learn exactly how much #ihatecss. I also drink a lot of wine. Those 2 things are not always related. Photo by @seegerjerry Stockings from @uyesurana Makeup from @iamsin @thrivecausemetics and @triggerhappycosmetics #40pluspinup #plusagepinup #redheadpinup #poeticpinup #notbadforanoldbroad #mentalhealthawareness #talkaboutit #iamsin #thrivecausemetics #triggerhappycosmetics #crueltyfreebeauty #uyesurana #ethicalbrand #handmadelingerie #weloveuye

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Mental health awareness week might be over but it's important to remember mental wellness or illness doesn't just last a week. There's ups and downs all the time. During the lower points it's important to focus on the positives. . Remember 100 happy days? I'm gonna launch a motivational Monday. An occasional reminder that there are positives, there is a light, and to focus on these. . This is my #motivationalmonday. A relaxed day at the lakes with my furr baby. 🐾

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Although mental health awareness week has finished, mental health should always be a priority. . . If you're struggling, we urge you to seek help. Seeking help will look different to different people. It may be reaching out to a friend, a healthcare professional, or finding ways to help yourself, such as climbing or connecting with nature. . . Whatever it is, you don't have to suffer in silence. You are not alone. . . #wevegotyouspotted #mentalhealthawareness #itsokaytonotbeokay #climbingcommunity

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Seeking help for some things is so normalized in our society, yet seeking support for your mental health is still stigmatized. Whether you are currently in therapy, have been in therapy, considered therapy, support the idea of therapy, or have a loved one in therapy, let us all unite to help end the stigma towards mental health💜🧠💙

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I've been leaning into the practice of having FUN, not forcing things and finding my fl0o0ow. It feels good. Like, really good. I've noticed that I'm getting a heck of a lot more accomplished this way. 🤪⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ I talk about this alllll da time with my clients. Somehow it's like we lose the ability to have fun as we grow up - at least no fun is allowed M-F. Sound familiar? I'm tapping out of that life and tapping further into the one that works FO ME. ⠀⠀ .⠀⠀ What are you focusing on this week?! #doless

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Some days I really struggle with this. But on the days I'm able to, spending time outside helps me so much 💙 It makes me feel refreshed and grounded - especially if there are flowers or trees or animals involved 😍 🦆 🦆 🦆 ⠀ ⠀ Try to go outside this week, even if it's just to smell the flowers 💙⠀ ⠀ Love,⠀ Sarah⠀ ⠀ 💙 30 Days of Mental Health - Day 19 💙⠀ ⠀ Follow @BlueGooseMedia for 11 more days of encouragement & solidarity⠀ ⠀ [Image Description: A person with long straight dark hair, light skin, a red plaid long-sleeve shirt and a tan straw hat with an olive green band stands in a field of very tall yellow flowers. They are looking away from the camera into the field and holding a small silver tablet. In the bottom left corner is white text that reads "Go outside. Even if it's just to smell the flowers." Next to the text is a small white goose silhouette.]

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Yes! We see this every day with our clients at Thrive. As women it is so important to set time aside to seek your own wholeness and healing. It will strengthen your light and power in the world, and you will be able to change the world around you while shining brightly in your own passion and joy. #fillyourcup . . . . . #psychology #psychologytoday #womeninbusiness #womenempowerment #womenshealth #womenswellness #womensupportingwomen #womenentrepreneurs #womeninbiz #womenempowermentcoach #momempowerment #badmoms #therapy #TherapySession #therapyworks #therapytime #therapistsofinstagram #mentalhealth #itsokaytonotbeokay #selfcare #selflove #thrivepsychology

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I hope you all had a good Monday ✨ I’ve been in a weird mood today. And also pretty tired as I didn’t sleep well last night. Anxiety is fun 🙄 But tomorrow is meant to be sunny and warm, so I think a walk in the woods is needed. Sometimes it’s the only thing that can really make me relax 🌳 #motivation #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #stillbreathing #mind #suicideprevention #depression #suicidezero #endthestigma #itsokaytonotbeokay #justkeepgoing #breathe #realtalk #mindupdate #selflove #selfacceptance #miracles #magic #spirituality #paganism #pagansofinstagram #witchesofinstagram #witchythings #witchyvibes #tumblrvibes #witchywoman #neopagan #eclecticwitch #witchesofsweden at Gävle, Sweden

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"When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse." - Rachel Hollis 🔥 . . Mother daughter workouts started up again last Saturday and my mum even out paced me at times😂 She texts me throughout the week when she has smashed out one of her home workouts and moans when her body aches 🤣but she keeps pushing with the goal to keep fit and healthy (even if I do catch her eating chocolate for breakfast 🙄)! . . Age, weight, height, no time, no motivation whatever it may be is just an excuse. You are in full control over the life you want to lead. You decide whether you want to live your best life, being happy, healthy and experiencing life to the fullest OR you decide to let the excuses, the bad habits, the negative attitude win... I know which one I choose. What about you? 🤷‍♀️ . . #changeyourmindchangeyourlife #motherdaughterworkout #nomoreexcuses at Bexleyheath, Bexley, United Kingdom

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A time lapse of the beautiful clouds passing by, with my trees dancing with the breeze. It’s a beautiful day to have a beautiful day! We are the sky, and our thoughts and emotions are the weather. Life is forever changing, as is the weather. Know that this is temporary. Happiness or sadness, both equally temporary. — 💫 Can you try being with what is as is without trying to force or change it? — #cultivatingseedsforgrowth #mayurahwellness #arizona at Chandler, Arizona

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Day 6 task of MH15 : A 15 day MENTAL WELLNESS CHALLENGE is here! 💚 📸Click a picture of you completing the task, post it on Instagram/Facebook story and don't forget to tag us!! Your chance to care for your own mental health is here❤ #MH15 #selfloveisnotselfish #itsokaytonotbeokay #spreadinghappiness

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I am slowly learning that there is only so much I can do to help the people I love and those around me. I am slowly learning that when it comes to giving myself to others, there is always a limit. Because I am one person, and I can only handle so much before I crack under pressure of trying to save everything within my reach. I am slowly learning that my needs matter, too. That I spend so much time worrying about what everyone else is struggling with, that I rarely take time to check in on myself — and that is a dangerous place to be. I am slowly realizing that if I don’t address my own issues and ask for help every once in a while, that I will burn myself out so intensely that I’m not sure if I could come back from it. I am slowly realizing that it’s okay if I take some time to save myself before I try to save anyone or anything else. I am slowly learning that a lot of times, people don’t honestly need me to save them. Some people don’t really need to be saved at all as much as they just need to be listened to and told that they matter. I have a tendency to believe that I must carry all of the worlds problems on my shoulders, completely alone, when all I would really need to do is take a moment and listen to what is really needed. I am slowly realizing that in trying to be someone’s hero, I may not be helping them at all. I am slowly learning that at the end of it all, it’s a wonderful thing that I want to help those around me and do what I can to help them in their struggles, but that it is also important for me to know when I should take a step back and take care of myself, too. I am slowly learning that I honestly matter too. #mondayblues #thoughts #inmyfeels #healing #healinghearts #therapy #hope #courage #bravery #loveishard #onedayatatime #patience #depression #anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #itsokaytonotbeokay #hikingishealing #adventuretime #walnutcreekpark #hikeatx #hikeaustin #nikealways #youarenotahero #saveyourself #itwillgetbetter #iloveyoualways at Austin, Texas

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I haven’t posted on here in a while; it’s hard to do anything when a depressive episode hits. I process/work through it, and look toward better days. Fortunately, am on the up and up, and finding my stride again. I feel good enough to post a new video up today, and get back on my fitness journey. I lost about 7-8lbs over the course of 3-4 weeks; so, I’m sitting at roughly 150lbs. It was hard seeing that on the scale yesterday, but a motivator to work harder! I’ve changed my numbers up a bit, tried some new recipes for meal prep, and actively working on making the most of my time during the day. I’m full steam ahead on making my business grow, and getting back into a healthy state of mind. I know I got a hard road ahead, but things are definitely starting to look a bit brighter 😊. #itgetsbetter #monday #mondaymotivation #mentalhealth #feelingbetter #itsokaytonotbeokay #depressionsucksass #mystory #myjourney #betterdaysahead #fitfam #fitnessjourney #beastmode #nevergiveup #ootd #melaninpoppin #happy #blessed #ready #casualstyle #workflow #heartofalion #workhard #smile #selfie

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May is Mental Health Awareness month! It's time to end the stigma around mental health. It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to ask for help if you need it. I also want to encourage you to reach out to your friends and family of they seem to be not okay. They need your help and not know how to asks. #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigma #itaoktonotbeok #itsokaytonotbeokay #askforhelp #talktoyourlovedones #mentalhealth #getthehelpyouneed #talktoyourdoctor #womenbuildingupwomen #womensupportingwomen #cgs2018 #empowersocial #theelitesuite #cinchshare #cinchlove #cinchedthis #becolorstreet #bebeautiful #nailboss #fastlanenails #directsales #supporteachother #weneedmorelove #nojudgement

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Until you... ...you won’t understand. Until you walk in your bedroom to see your sister had cut herself because her heart was so broken, you won’t understand. Until you see your own parent lose a parent to depression & struggle with depression themselves and pray they don’t end their life, you will not understand. Until you lose your friend to suicide or find out kids you went to school with died by suicide, you won’t understand. Until you’ve had to talk your friend out of killing themselves, you won’t understand. Until you’ve been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, or ptsd, you will not understand. Until you’ve sat in your bed and cried alone for hours, planning the way to end your life you will not understand. Until you’ve had to go to mental hospitals, because you’d rather be dead than alive you will not understand. Until you’ve had to talk yourself out of suicide, YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND. May is mental health awareness month. If you or someone you know struggles with a mental health disorder, please drop a heart below. Show the people living in silence that they are not alone. If anyone is struggling and ever needs someone to talk to, even if I don’t know you, please feel free to reach out to me. I’ve been there and I completely understand. I will be there. I am always here. - not an original post but it hard. So I’m using it because I do understand. I have been there and I will be here for anyone. ♥️ . . . . . . #may #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealth #itsokaytonotbeokay #imhere #myhomeisasafehome #help #listen #care #love #anyone #talk #cry #justbeokay #support #nonjudgemental #nojudgementzone

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It’s okay to not be okay. That’s my message to you today. Don’t feel bad for feeling. We are always so caught up in the everyday quickness of life, we can sometimes neglect our feelings. Or even ourselves. So when it comes down to you feeling and even having not such great moments, embrace each and every one, and indulge in it. Because those emotions all will lead you back to yourself. Feel them and move forward. Indulge but lightly. Don’t get over consumed. You are ALWAYS in control. Of everything. Of life. Of your decisions. Never forget that. I sometimes forget all the time and each time I remember it’s a different reality check from a different perspective. You got this. We got this. 🦋✨ • • • • #mentalawarenessmonth #itsokaytonotbeokay #feel #emotions #empaths #yougotthis #positivity

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No person can fix your issues, but a true partner will stand👫 by your side to support❤️ you through the rough times. at Frieda Oelbaum LCSW

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I’ve had all these things said to me. Some even recent. And it breaks me every time. Especially when I can’t control how I am. I can’t control how I feel. Having bipolar disorder and depression is so hard. It’s a struggle to get through the easiest of days let alone the hard ones. Just remember if you have mental health issues you are LOVED. You are ENOUGH. And you CAN make it through. If you love some one that does. Have PATIENCE. Be KIND. Watch your words. Thanks Tylor for sharing this. ☺️ @tylorsimpson_ #mentalheath #beaware #itsokaytonotbeokay #loved #kind #youareenough

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A large number of men spend a great deal of time in the gym, focusing on their physical well-being. Simply put, they want to look good, and want their body’s right!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what about their minds? Men overlook the importance of mental well-being! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The same commitment spent in the gym with a Personal Trainer, should be equally spent with a Professional Counselor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s the benefit of having a fine body, with a messed up mind?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build and maintain relationships, and recover from life’s tragedies, traumas, setbacks and hardships. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So before the personal training session, book your appointment for a professional counseling session. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Contact Healing Hearts Behavioral Health Care LLC at 754-777-6871 or email at info@myhealingheartsllc.com @healheartsbehavioralhealthcare @baggedupbaggage #healheartsllc #baggedupbaggage #globaltherapist #depression #silencetheshame #mentalhealth #travelingtherapist #traumacounseling #anger #therapyhelps #itsokaytonotbeokay #onlinetherapy #therapyforblackgirls #individualtherapy #yourthoughtsmatter #changeyourlife #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #anxietyawareness #notyouraveragetherapist #relationships #healthyboundaries #copingskills #insecurities #counselinginhollywood #endtoxicrelationships #emotionaltrauma #negativethoughts #hurting #anxietyproblems #knowyourworth

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I figured I'd repost this sticker from @lilstarnerd and I's shop because it's extrememly relevant for me today. I wanna share with you all an excerpt from my journal entry today: . "Sometimes I wish I wasn't such an empathetic person. Things like this would be so much easier. I wouldn't be putting others' happiness before my own--every single time. But also, this is a part of me. A BIG part of me. I wouldn't be the same person without it. I probably wouldn't want to help people as much--wouldn't want to be a social worker, wouldn't want to advocate for mental health or anything else that mattered for the sake of others--but that's something I feel like people need more than they know. It's a necessity." . #thoughtoftheday #journal #journaling #empathy #itsokaytonotbeokay #itsokaynottobeokay #staystrong #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthsupport #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #mentalillnessrecovery #selflove #selfcare #writingcommunity #writer #writerscommunity #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerslife #poet #poetsofig #poetsofinstagram #mabolghassem

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🎉🎉🎉 YOU GUYS🎉🎉🎉 the best way to get started with Young Living just got even better! From now until May 31st you can get the starter kit PLUS the thieves household cleaner with a young living branded glass bottle!! This household cleaner is the only stuff we use for our entire house and it’s seriously such a good deal!! I’m PUMPED • • • • • • • • • • #veganmom #vegansofinstagram #vegangirl #vegancouple #veganfamily #crunchy #crunchymom #crunchyfamily #fortheanimals #griefmom #rainbowbaby #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyloss #miscarriagesupport #breastfeeding #extendedbreastfeeding #babyledweaning #veganbaby #grief #itsokaytonotbeokay #dancecoach #dtlife #drillteam #danceteacher

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So last night.. Something amazing happened 💫.. SWIPE >> . For the first time ever I feel lost for words 😅 I can’t think of anything witty to write. I just feel like this... 😱 . I cannot believe little old me managed to make it onto Mrs Hinch’s story! Not only that- she liked a few of my posts and messaged me for a little while telling me she loved my account and to keep going 😭💖 . I was straight on the phone to my Mam because she loves her too 🤣🤣 . I’ve always loved everything interior for as long as I can remember and it was my friends and family that kept on telling me to make this account. . I’d been told about @mrshinchhome so decided to give her a follow on my personal account first! She chopped her cushions like I like to do, she named all of her belongings and they all mean something to her (like mine do 🤣🙈) We’re partial to the same taste in music (👑🐝) and of course the home colour scheme 🤣😏 . So I thought why not!? I love my home and I’m so proud of it! What have I got to lose!? So here I am 🙋🏼‍♀️ . I didn’t think I’d get over 100 followers never mind 1000! I know I don’t have the biggest or best house on the gram, or the most followers and likes. But it’s my home and I love it and I’m so so grateful. . So I’m taking this opportunity again to say thank you!!!!! To Soph- for paving the way and letting us all enjoy sharing our homes & why we love them. And to all my followers & friends- thank you for always taking the time to like and comment and for being so amazing! . I’ve met such amazing people on my little insta journey and I’m so glad I decided to make my account. It’s helped me in more ways you can begin to know ✨ So thank you! From the bottom of my heart- Thank you! Love always, Lauren xxx ☺️✨ Ps - yes this does mean I’m now best friends with Soph, we just need Beyoncé to message us and we’ll be bringing a whole new level of Destiny’s Child 🤣💃🏼💅🏼

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Has anyone figured out how to deal with #moodswings yet? I can literally switch between sobbing, screaming and smiling within minutes for no reason at all. It is exhausting! Especially for my husband 😳😳😳. Good thing he is a patient man! ❤️ Sitting in the shower seems to help when I need a reset, but yesterday I took 4 showers 😂😂😂 #help #concussion #postconcussionsyndrome #moodswing #angry #happy #sad #depressed #anxious #itsokaytonotbeokay #tbi #braininjury #irritable #moody #emotional #emotionallydrained #exhausted

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My second contribution to the mental health awareness art challenge. Depression is often described as a black dog that gets between the affected person and his enjoyment of life. Originally I intended the painter to paint over the dog to retake their power, but I also like the idea of painting the dog itself to kind of exorcise it out of the system #anyasartaday #artchallenge #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #blackdog #dealingwithdepression #depression #artforcause #artastheraphy #itsokaytonotbeokay #instaart #artofinstagram #originalart #spiritualart #happinesshealingart #artbyanya at New Ross, Ireland

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My second contribution to the mental health awareness art challenge. Depression is often described as a black dog that gets between the affected person and his enjoyment of life. Originally I intended the painter to paint over the dog to retake their power, but I also like the idea of painting the dog itself to kind of exorcise it out of the system #anyasartaday #artchallenge #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #blackdog #dealingwithdepression #depression #artforcause #artastheraphy #itsokaytonotbeokay #instaart #artofinstagram #originalart #spiritualart #happinesshealingart #artbyanya

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This is me, 4 weeks after turning 42. This is me, coming to terms with being told it appears I am going through #earlymenopause My first thoughts - a staggering sense of loss. Feeling I've turned into a withered crone overnight. That what has made me a woman no longer works. Second thoughts - shame. Shame, because this is something that is the unspoken, that happens to women of a certain age, when they're supposed to fade from sight. We all know the cliches - hormonal, emotional, irrational... But this is why I don't want to keep it hidden. I don't want to feel ashamed. I want people to know that hey, this has happened, 10 years earlier than normal, but it doesn't define me, any more than #aih or #depression or my dodgy knee. I want people to know that, when the fatigue hits (and boy, does it hit hard!) or when I want to burst into tears, there are reasons for it. And that I don't have to pretend that nothing's wrong. That #itsoktonotbeok More importantly, it won't stop me. Next challenge - bring it on 😊 #thisisme #itsokaytonotbeokay #bestrong #womanhood #menopause #menopausewarrior #itsagirlthing #bringiton #iwillwearpurple

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💙🙏🏼 Thank you @liftlikelibby and all the amazing people at @crossfitcolchesterltd for your amazing support for the ‘I am HeadStrong’ workout 🧠💪🏼 • • Thank you everyone for your amazing support! I’ve set up a Virgin Money Giving page for Mind for the workout if you’re interested in donating anything. No pressure at all but it’s there if it’s something you’d be interested in giving to please see the link below (and in bio) 🧠💪🏼 • https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Daniel_Thomas • • 💙🙏🏼 Showing support for: @crossfituk @mentalhealthfoundation @mindcharity @mindinbexley @calmzone @papyrus_uk @samaritanscharity @thecompassionatefriendsuk @mattpalmertrust • • #repost @liftlikelibby ・・・ Friday's Workout I AM HEADSTRONG This morning I grabbed a 👭 partner in the form of @jodiemotivateme for @headstrongmentality's workout, designed to help raise awareness for @mentalhealthfoundation for 🧠💗Mental Health Awareness Week. Really pleased I could be a part of this having seen, and actually quite moved by, other people's attempts. Snaps 👏 to anyone doing the workout solo - Daniel's not kidding when he says it's a slog. We got it done in ⏳ just under 44 minutes. @mindcharity @mindinbexley @calmzone @papyrus_uk @samaritanscharity @thecompassionatefriendsuk @mattpalmertrust #crossfit #crossfitgirls #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mhaw #itsokaytonotbeokay #headstrongmentality #mentalhealth #teambeyondthebox #crossfitcolchester at CrossFit Colchester

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I don’t mention it as much as I used to, but I do live with a chronic illness. This illness is CFS. For so long I have fought it, hated it and felt lost because of it. . It had caused me to feel suicidal, confused and like my life was taken away before my eyes. I somehow convinced myself I had made peace with my CFS, but the truth is, I know I haven’t. And I’ve been made very aware of this recently. . I pushed myself constantly to please others or to achieve what society tells me I should. Get a job, go to school etc. And now? Well.. this past week my body has really said; Enough! It’s tired of me not listening to it, it’s fed up of waiting for me to rest. So it has forced me to and I can say.. that being made to lie in bed all day is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Because it’s made me face the reality that I do not accept help, or honour my body and I am so disconnected to it. . Not only that but I have come to realise I’m a people pleaser. And my mind and body has had enough of that too. I love everybody else and put them first always, and as a result completely loathe myself and have abused my body. It’s making me come to terms with some of the toughest lessons I must learn. . 1. Listen to your body. 2. Honour it. If you need to rest, rest. I don’t care what I will lose because losing your health is far worse. 3. Learn to accept help from others and stop trying to help everybody else when you can’t even help yourself. And lastly 4. Have love and patience with yourself. I talk to myself and my body how I would never talk another person in recovery. I expect so much from my body, and yet give it so little in return. . I just wanted to share why I have been quiet and let others know this. Please, for the love of god, STOP IGNORING YOUR BODY! STOP PLEASING OTHERS! AND STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP! Because trust me, you will end up where I am now. Bed ridden, sick, depressed and have to face a lot of harsh lessons. And for what? All because I spent my life not loving myself and doing everything in my power to make others happy before me. And look what it’s cost me. My body. So please honour yourself, it’s the simplest way to happiness. 👍🏻

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7 hours ago

You may have seen that i have not been on or posting as much in the past 3 weeks. This was due to a family emergency which will be continuing for a while now of which i will be dealing with. . I don't really want to get into it (right now at least) but i want to be as honest as i can. I have not been looking after myself as much as i should in the last few weeks in terms of health, sleep and fitness. AND i am itching to get back in the gym again properly. . We have just finished Mental Health Awareness Week, and i think this is a great time to talk a bit about how this resonates with my situation. Tough situations can come and go daily and its how we deal with these situations that can make or break us. Theres not a right or wrong way to deal with it. But i know for a fact that its okay to not be okay about them. Going to the gym, eating better and getting fit in general has helped me big time. It shows that these steps can support mind, body and soul. . I do feel i am very strong but I have a great support team to chat to, vent to and even cry to (yes, real men cry) when i needed to. It is okay to talk and show your feelings. . I am going to stop talking now and finish with how i will be starting to get back into the swing of things in the next week and fit all in where i can. . ✌ . #effort #change #progress #fitness  #fitnessmotivation  #fitnesslife #fitnessjourney  #motivation #fitfam #instagood #goal #goals #habit #training #gym #checkin #noexcuses #stronger #positivity #comfortzone #potd #consistency #ukfitfam #lifestyle #mindset #accountability #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessweek #itsokaytonotbeokay

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7 hours ago

“Suffering In Silence” Part 3: As you play the trauma over and over again, you have to remember that you have to go to work tomorrow. So back to your usual coping mechanism: be in denial, blame yourself, and of course don’t forget to wear that mask. Photographer📸: @theonlyalew #sufferinginsilence #rapesurvivor #depression #trauma #monday #endthesilence #youarenotalone #ptsd #endrapeculture #rapevictim #itsokaytonotbeokay #traumasurvivor #traumarecovery #implied #transparent #honesty #rainn #supportsurvivors #sexualviolence #empoweringwomen #youareenough #whatdoesntkillyoumakesyoustronger #fineart #whatdoesntkillyou #innerstrength #courage #violenceagainstwomen #rapeculture #itsnotyourfault #mondaymotivation

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8 hours ago

The overthinker. • • Sometimes there's no specific. No real reason, just an underlying fear or anxiety of something happening, but you're not sure what. • • Something just doesn't feel right, you want to go, but you don't. You want to be excited but instead you dread. You decide not to go. But then the guilt kicks in. The self critic pops up to give it's penny's worth. You feel a let-down and annoyed with yourself for not being stronger and fighting it better. You go back and forth between going and not going and finally, you go. • • You apologise for being late. You make up an excuse of some sort instead of being honest and letting even those closest to you know that getting there was emotionally draining, but you're there. So, take a breath - you did it. And even though its doesn't feel like a win. It is.  One step at a time. ♡ • • #mondaytruth #socialanxiety #mondaymindfulness #monday #introvert #extrovert #selflove #self-confidence #mumoftwo #findingmyselfagain #findingabalance #metime #anxietywarrior #pndwarrior #mumofgirls #mumoftoddlers #threenager #firstborn #secondchild #toddlertantrums #bekindtoyourmind #endthestigma #stopthestigma #mentalhealthaffectsusall #perfectish #breathe #youredoingyourbest #itsokaytonotbeokay

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8 hours ago

Next #Monday | Join us and other parents to understand more about sibling rivalry and why sometimes it seems that kids just can't get along:⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Date: Monday, May 27th, 2019⠀⠀ Time: 9am - 10:30am⠀⠀ Location: The LightHouse - Center for Wellbeing⠀⠀ Suitable for parents with children from ages 0-5 years⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Payment: AED 75⠀⠀ Reservations: lighthousearabia com/events (link in @lighthousearabia bio)⠀⠀ * Childcare is available free-of-cost through @SublimeNursing. It must be requested at time of reservation.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ______________⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ During this talk parents will:⠀⠀ - Understand more about how and why conflict develops between siblings.⠀⠀ - Learn practical tips on how to foster positive relationships within the family.⠀⠀ - Gain insight into how they can ease competition between siblings, prevent rivalry and support their children to develop emotional intelligence⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ______________⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ About the facilitator:⠀⠀ Dr. Catherine Frogley, D.Clin. Psy (UK)⠀⠀ Clinical Psychologist⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Dr Catherine Frogley is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and families for over 10 years. Her expertise include parenting and attachment, childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties and developmental trauma.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #TheLightHouse #lighthousearabia #TLH #parent #parenting #mother #mom #children #mentalhealth #psychology #dubai

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8 hours ago

it’s okay if you were getting better but now you aren’t. it’s okay if today wasn’t as great as yesterday. it’s okay if you didn’t do a lot today. it’s okay if your day didn’t go the way you wanted it to. recovery isn’t easy. it’s slow and there is sooo many obstacles, it doesn’t happen over night. it will feel like you will never get better but that’s your mental illness talking. it does get better, it’s just a very slow, long journey to that recovery and honestly you can do it. the biggest part of recovery is not giving up. I believe in you • • • • • • #positivity #selfhelp #selfcare #happiness #recovering #edsupport #anxietyrelief #staystrong #itsokaytonotbeokay #spreadlove #positivevibes #suicideawareness #inspiring #inspiration #depression #recovery #mentalhealthawareness #prorecovery #staysafedarling #mentalhealthquotes

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9 hours ago

It's hard to believe that it's been a year. A whole year of not hearing your voice. A whole year of missing your never ending plethora of random facts. A year without the sound of your cube clicking away when you were working to beat your 12 second solve time. A year without hearing your laugh. A year without seeing that little smirk and the twinkle in your hazel eyes. A year without being able to hold you and tell you I love you. A year. My heart is so heavy right now. . . . . . #oneyear #deathanniversary #grieving #grievingmom #griefandloss #grievingmother #grief #lossofachild #ilostmyson #suicideloss #suicidelosssurvivor #suicidesurvivor #youmatter #yourenotalone #youwillbemissed #youareloved #youareworthy #youarenotalone #ibelieveinyou #pleasestay #talktosomeone #reachout #itsokaytonotbeokay at Mount Morris, Michigan

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9 hours ago

The most deadly duos, who agrees??? • Also I pulled an all nighter and I’m living off caffeine, can say it’s wearing out of my system and now I wanna die lmao • • • ———————————————————————— #selfharmrecovering #selfharmrecovery #selfharmrecoveryproject #selfhaterecovery #suicideprevention #suicidepreventionawareness #recoveryquotes #recoverystories #loveyourself #donthateyourself #donthateyourlife #bodypositivity #selfloveclub #pleaseeat #youarebeautiful #beautydoesnotdeterminesize #youareenough #loveyoursize #itsokaytonotbeokay #recovery #selfharm #cutting #depression #ed #youmatter #anxietyrelief #anxietyproblems #youreworthy #summerbody #cycle

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10 hours ago

Here are some things not to say to someone who is going through a mental health episode. I will add please do not ask me how are you. I absolutely hate being asked that in the middle of a depression. Reason being is my response will be the same as yesterday, the day before, last week, and even a month ago! I’m here. Being asked “how are you”makes me feel worse because I’m reminded I feel the same. Instead ask me how goes it? What are some things people have said or asked you during a mental health problem you absolutely can not stand? . . . . . . . #MayisMentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealth #SelfcareIsMentalHealthCare #StoptheStigma #DoulaBae #TodayDoulaBaeThrives #MyComebackIsAlwaysFierce #GratefulForMyTribe #Therapy #Depression #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay #HowGoesIt

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10 hours ago

Do you ever have those days when you try to do all the things and you just can't? Yep. I had one of those today and it sucked. I thought I had it all under control and then, right at the end of the day, BOOM! The curtain was pulled back to reveal just how much of an illusion control really is. So, for your enjoyment, and just so you know I'm human, here is a selection of pics of me having a sad and wanting to quit in the middle of the last stupid task I set myself. I dunno, I think they're funny af 🤣 ------------------------------------------------- Also, just wanna say: sometimes quitting is a good thing; you don't have to persevere at stuff just for the sake of it, or as some kind of self-punishment, or because others expect you to. Know when to quit. And when you figure it out, can you let me know please? Thanks 😄 ------------------------------------------------ P.S. No sympathy needed; I had a solid tantrum-cry and now I'm all good. Til the next time 🙃 at Auckland, New Zealand

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10 hours ago

No matter what I say and what I do. There is not a single moment of when I don’t think of you. I really miss you. ———————————————————————— I will always miss you. ———————————————————————— My DM’s are open to anyone and everyone about anything and everything, whether it’s a request for a quote, or just a general chat, my DM’s are open to everyone. ☺️ ———————————————————————— Please like, comment, share and tag someone that this makes you think off. ———————————————————————— Please follow me for more real quotes about feelings, mental health, love and inspiration at @Real.Quotes19🔥———————————————————————— #Quotes #RealQuotes19 #TrueQuotes #RealQuotes #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthQuotes #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay #BreakTheStigma #SelfLove #SelfCare #Love #PositiveThinking #QuoteOfTheDay #Positive #PositiveThoughts #Inspire #LifeQuotes #Happy #HappyQuotes #HappyDay #LoveYourself #Broken #BrokenHeart #BrokenQuotes #Love #Relationship #RelationshipQuotes #MissingYou #MissingYouQuotes

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2 days ago

#Free #Tomorrow | Regardless of how close or strained a relationship you had together, the death of a mother can be a devastating blow to a daughter at any age.⠀ ⠀ If you would like to meet other women who understand the magnitude of a mother's loss and to have a supportive environment which to express your experiences, you are welcome to join our free support group.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ---⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Date: Monday, 20th May, 2019⠀⠀ Time: 5:30PM - 7PM⠀⠀ Suitable for: Women of all ages who have lost their mother⠀⠀ Location: The Lighthouse - Center for Wellbeing⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Fee: Free-of-charge⠀⠀ Reservation: lighthousearabia com/events (link in @lighthousearabia bio)⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ *Prior to joining, participants must have a free grief consultation. A grief consultation is a confidential, 60-minute session with a grief specialist, one-on-one. During this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of what grief is, what to expect from it, and how to heal through it.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ---⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ About the facilitator:⠀⠀ Farah Dahabi, LCSW (USA)⠀⠀ Clinical Social Worker⠀⠀ Grief Support Specialist⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I am a US-trained psychologist with extensive experience working with individuals suffering from grief and loss, trauma, illness adjustment, disability, caregiver burnout, and major depression.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "I am committed to guiding your journey towards healing and reaching your individual potential using self-awareness, compassion, and expert clinical skills."⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #TheLightHouse #lighthousearabia #TLH #mother #mom #grief #loss #motherlessdaughters #hopeedelman #mentalhealth #psychology #dubai

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