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It took me so long to appreciate my textured hair - sometimes it’s curly, sometimes it wavy. it’s stubborn- so glad i decided to rock my natural hair 💇 💆‍♀️ #curlyhair #curlygirl #naturalhair #virginhair #nomakeup #selfcare

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It is o k a y. #mentalhealth is important, you are important. 🧡

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If you don't know already, i'm on a mission to raise $10,000 for charity!

mother's helpers
who are they? and why them?

their mission is to prevent perinatal (antenatal and postnatal) depression or anxiety from occurring and reduce the impact it has on the mother's life, the family’s life and the child’s life. they do this by providing mum's with support and recovery.

they provide free or low cost courses, counselling and other support to mums who are under stress or struggling with depression and/or anxiety.

quite simply, i chose this because i 100% believe in their mission. it's essential and important. it helps make stronger families, which make stronger and healthier societies.

i have had both postnatal depression and anxiety and i understand how this can seriously affect a mother and their family. counselling is expensive, medication is complicated - and aside from those two things there is an absense of support for mothers.

mother's helpers are working to fill that huge gap. they are established, on the ground and doing the work in this field.

to find out more check out www.mothershelpers.co.nz

to donate go to:
https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/an-incredible-opportunity (link in profile)

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The truest, yet at times, most difficult thing to do! remember we all face challenges in life. some may be harder than others but, in the end how we respond means everything! usually the more we get negative about a situation, the harder it will be. if we try to see the positives and good, we can remain happier. not to say some situations are not catastrophic. however, try to find gratitude in. the things you do have! always remember to breath when things feel out of control. try to do something uplifting to take your focus away from the overwhelming feelings. such as; painting, meditating, praying, yoga, hiking, dancing, playing happy music, swimming, watching a funny movie etc! remember to try to find joy in life!
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#recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #recovery #recoveryrockstars #recoveryfirst #addictionrecovery #addiction #sober #soberlife #soberquotes #recoveryquotes #sobriety #sobrietyisbeautiful #depression #depressionrecovery #bipolardissorder #bipolar #add #adhd #ed #edworrior #bulimia #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #anxiety #transformation #transformyourmind #transformyourlife #motivation #inspiration

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What are you doing this weekend? ❤️
come down to sunbury’s village green on october 20 and say hi! 🌈
from 10am to 3pm, way to grow will have a stall as a part of daisy day, raising money for minds matter to create a mental health hub in sunbury.
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it’s a great cause and i feel very privileged to be a part of it!
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look forward to seeing you guys there!

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On another note, i had a pretty balanced diet for my macros today

welcome to my life, buckle up because you’re going to get a helluva ride
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #diary #diaryofabipolarguy #memes #meme #dankmemes #dank

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I’m talking black sheep to a roaring underdog. stay tuned, connect with me and my team @mehndi_mama_ . people all around the 🌍 are craving for an ear, a shoulder, a story to relate to and a platform to jump or fly off of. the community will be here to catch you or watch in amazement as you fly graciously and gloriously! ••
-love dawn ••
🎥💄@mehndi_mama_ mua & photographer | creative director: @dawnraja210 #supportartist #supportlocal #downwiththeclown #hiphop #mentalhealthawareness #art #music #randb #metamorphis #sanantonio #clowns #fashion #viva #live #newartist #newart #newmusic #newmusicalert #explore #exploremore #motivation #explore #explorepageready #explorepage #salvadordali #art #entrepreneurlife#investing #dreams #believe #discover #creativemakeup

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They say “good things come to those who wait”. i say bullsh*t.
good things don’t just come to you.
you have to work for them!
you have to want them!
and you have to earn them!
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not once in my 24 years of living was i ever just handed anything.
and i dont plan in it ever happening. -
after going through such a traumatic experience i had to rebuild myself on the inside and outside.
and man it was tough! but i did it, and i did it by myself, for myself!
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how are we meant to learn without having been taught life lessons?
how are we meant to grow without learning how to?
and how are we meant to help each other when we don’t even help ourselves? -
after finally feeling myself again, i started suffering from anxiety.
i never understood it, i never believed it but after going through it myself, i tell you now, it is real and it is tough!!!! but at the end of the day, it is up to me to help myself through it.
obviously i have people who help and support me, but there’s only so much someone can say and do to help someone suffering with a mental illness. -
i’m great full for my past, because i can look back and see that i overcome such a huge hurdle once, and it reminds me that i am strong, and i can do it again! -
i can overcome anything life throws at me.
because at the end of the day, they are all teaching me valuable lessons!
#crohnsdisease #womenwithcrohns #anxiety #anxietydisorder #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #helpyourself

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Issues surrounding mental health have always been the elephant in the room. our goal through this project is to initiate dialogue and to be a platform for everyday people, like you, to share their stories. if you would like to share your story and inspire others through your words, submissions for the month of october will be on the 21st! .
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#ivuoft #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #stopthestigma #itsokaynottobeokay

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Since last week was mental illness awareness week, i wanted to share a topic that sadly hits close to home for me. most people who are close to me know my struggles with anxiety/depression, but some do not. since i was 18, it’s been something that has been very difficult for me to deal with. i’ve had a lot of up times and a lot of down times. recently, i made the decision to start seeing my psychiatrist again for therapy sessions and more “natural” approaches to the problem. ultimately i just wanted to stress how important it is to seek help if you are having issues dealing with any kind of metal illness. it can affect anyone. please check on your friends and family... even if someone may seem happy and content on the outside. you never know what someone may be going through. everyone deserves a healthy life (both physical and mental) as well as love & happiness for others and oneself. just remember, you are not alone!!!💚💚💚 #strength #courage #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #deppression #physicalhealth #mentalhealth #endthestigma #letstalkaboutit #checkonyourfriends #youarenotalone #loveyourself

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Struggling tonight 😞

lie 20: i need a hero

this is the final chapter, and exactly what i needed. i’ve been sort of down this week after a less than stellar therapy session where my shrink (is this an offensive term? i use it all the time in reference to my own therapist but i’m not sure if it offends other people) told me that i am failing outpatient. i cried and said i was going to quit therapy all together and that i wasn’t willing to consent to inpatient...i’ve just felt defeated, but i allowed myself to be defeated. but this chapter reminded me that “only you have the power to change your life.” i have struggled for so long that i often have doubts and think that i am the one person who is beyond recovery. i am everyone else’s biggest cheerleader but i don’t believe in myself. but this chapter reminds me that “it’s just me and my god-given strength and my will to change.” and it rereading this chapter reminded me of one of the earlier chapters that said “no doesn’t mean that you stop; it simply means that you change course in order to make it to your destination.” conceding to residential treatment might be the right path and that’s ok if it is. #girlwashyourface #rachelhollis #anorexia #anorexianervosa #anorexiarecovery #bulimia #bulimiarecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edrecovery #outpatient #outpatientrecovery #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #newdirection #beyourownhero

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Our community needs vision. some many young black kids feel like the circumstances they are born into will be the circumstances they die in.
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to be one of the ones blessed to have made positive strides out of our past circumstances, we must be willing to give the knowledge that we’ve learned to the people who are in still need of it.
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what are some ways you give back to your community?

#service #community #freedom #wednesdaywisdom #justdoit #blackmentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #womenrock #blackgirlsblog #blackculture #mentalhealth #liveauthentic #blkcreatives #blackpeople #elevate #minoritymentalhealth #blackwomen #blackgirlsrock #blacktherapist #mentalhealththerapist #liveauthentic #trauma #mentalhealthblogger #growthmindset
photo credit unsplash - tyrell charles

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I really debated even posting anything today because all i have to talk about is my s****d si joint and how much squats s**k and i feel like a broken record. i did some tempo squats today and planned to work up to 150lbs and do a few sets there. but when i went down for my first rep at 135lbs, it honestly took everything i had to stand back up instead of setting the bar on the pins and laying on the floor to cry. not because it hurt that bad, but because it was incredibly discouraging. it did hurt bad enough that i knew trying to push it to 150lbs was a bad idea. i did anyways because i'm a s****d masochist 🤷 after one set at 150lbs, i backed back down to 135lbs. i really struggle to identify the difference between an excuse and legitimate reason. i keep trying to convince myself that in this situation, an excuse would be throwing in the towel and giving up on my dreams because of a setback. i have a legitimate reason to back off on my training and focus on rehab until it gets better. those are facts that i know. but knowing those things and convincing myself that it's okay and probably even necessary to back off for a bit is a different story. maybe it's because i've lived such a large portion of my life in chronic pain that the pain just isn't as alarming as it should be. maybe it's because i'm too h*****n myself. maybe it's just my ego telling me that i don't have to slow down for an injury. i'm sure i could sit here all day and come up with reasons why my brain works this way, but at the end of the day, i'm just stubborn and i don't like feeling defeated. i'm still not 100% convinced that i need to slow down to work through this. part of my brain is telling me to try one or two more squat sessions just to be sure. another part of my brain keeps calling me a quitter every time i consider slowing down to recover. i know, i know, i have issues. i'm just trying to be real with y'all 🤷
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second video is a single leg rdl variation that i snagged from @smashwerx and i really wish i had recorded my first set because i'm pretty sure i looked like a new born horse trying to walk for the first time 😂😭 i couldn't keep my balance for the life of me.

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Definitely for me

welcome to my life, buckle up because you’re going to get a helluva ride
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #diary #diaryofabipolarguy #memes #meme #dankmemes #dank #halloween #costumes #costumeideas

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Tu acción positiva combinada con pensamiento positivo resulta en éxito. 💜 💫 🌟
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#coachingintegral #awareness #coach #mindfulness #mentalhealthawareness #loveyourself #consciencia #koontactame

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I was asked recently how i made time to process, integrate and maintain internal sacredness while constantly floating between environments that didn’t necessarily support that.

how i felt safe to open up new fields of awareness - which can be very tender - and go on a deep exploration of my internal vastness, without a home base to anchor into.

as i shared, i realized it’s a technique i’ve used my whole life- as i’ve often been in environments that challenge the soft, gentle, and floaty nature that i feel most at home in.

for as long as i remember, i’ve had a little internal pocket. i don’t share it with anything else but the sacred. the etheric. the mystical. the transformational. meaning no world based stories or ideas get to go there.

it’s kind of like a mary poppins bag - full of space and sparkle and imagination.

it’s a space that i visit not just in meditation, but in traffic, subway cars, tense situations, and moments where i feel challenged by my own mind and it’s stories.

having this space has taught me how to affect my environment, rather than be affected by it. it allows me to bring light where i feel anxiety, laughter where i feel dread, and hope where i feel despair. both externally and internally.

it allows me to find home wherever i land in the cosmic scapes of my experience.

i’ve learned that instead of acclimating into whatever external space i arrive to - my job is to root deeper down into the space i never leave - that pocket.

and when i do, i never feel tossed around by life.

sleeping in close to 200 beds over the course of 2016 - 2018, very few times did i feel unable to settle into where i was at - and trust me, there was some sketch along the way- because i had my space that goes with me everywhere.

sharing this with you as a reminder that you are your home.

your heart - your breath - your imagination.

these spaces are for you to dwell in, to hold yourself in a sacred container of light, and to go at whatever speed you need - no matter what is going on around you.

if you’ve lost that pocket inside of you, meditation is a great way to refind it. and if you’d like some support, message me. i’d be honored to walk you home ✨♥️

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