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    #MentalHealth #Depression #RejectionSensitiveDysphoria #SocialAnxiety #Codependency #Acceptance #Recovery

    If calling someone out or responding in anger to those who were rude, toxic, or neglectful in your life caused the ’relationship’ (if you shall call it that) to end, was it really worth having them in your life to begin with?

    Just because someone plasters a fake smile in your presence, may have generously gave material items in the past, or even shared personal time and friendship with you…doesn’t mean they are for you today.

    Old romanitic relationship are kind of similiar, in that regard.. It’s easy to ‘beat ourselves up’ because we were not ‘perfect enough’ for that other person, friend, family member, romantic partner, or even that ideal job you wanted.

    But here this!!!! You are not better than or less than anyone! We are all equal before God or in the presense of this Universe. Sure there is so much that seems like it gets in the way of seeing that clearly, but it’s true!

    Pray for those that hurt you. Forgive those who walked away. Move on, and find your new love, friend, family beyond blood, and if your lucky even an entire tribe of folks who love you for you.

    Letting go…of “what was” or “what you thought you needed” may be the first step, in entering into the life God predestined for you! Or if you’re atheist, the life scientifically proven to be meant for you. 😉

    *selah* rest on that today God Bless!

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    It’s okay to grieve. #ChronicPain #MultipleEpiphysealDysplasia #grieving #Osteoarthritis #RareDisease #Acceptance

    I’m sorry to rant, but I feel like I need to get some things off my chest. I know this isn’t exactly an encouraging message- but for many of us…. it’s relatable.

    The price of independence is steep. I grieve because I am not who I used to be. I miss the person I used to be before these diseases took over. The physical pain is not what grieves me, it’s all of the emotions that come with accepting the fact that I now have limitations. I long to be able to do the things I used to. I feel like I have been robbed of my independence, self worth, hobbies, and my freedom. I miss being able to do things without being afraid of the consequences. I realize that I don’t look sick, and for that I am grateful. I am not seeking attention. I don’t want to burden my loved ones, but sometimes fighting this battle can be desperately lonely. I am constantly torn between “I can’t let this disease determine my quality of life” and “I must accept the defeat and rest”. I barely remember what it was like to be healthy, it all seems like a distant memory. I grieve what my life could have been. I always wanted to be mother. I grieve the children that I will never be able to carry. I grieve because the reality is that there is currently no cure, and I am only getting worse. I grieve because there is a large possibility that I will never be able to live without pain. The uncertainty within all of the “unknowns” of my life haunts me. I’m not depressed, I am grieving. There is a huge difference, and it is normal. Most days I’m able to hide the fact that I’m devastated by this illness, but today is not one of those days.

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    #conquerthemindby #Accepting #MyCondition : #TraumaticBrainInjury is Not Just a Fantasy

    An Evening Reflection:

    My anxiety is reducing as I learn new tools. My guilt has subsided as I embrace compassionate care from deep within myself. Yet the ringing in my ears is ever so near. I thus cannot forget that there is a disruption deep inside my head.

    I have an injury that is taken more time to completely heal. I am now therefore learning, I can conquer my mindset. With acceptance and truth. I accept the fact, I have a traumatic brain injury, and that’s worth resting so it will reduce.

    #patience + #time =
    #Acceptance & #peace

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    What helps you be more positive? 🌸☀️☀️🌞🌅

    What helps you change your perspective or a kind reminder when things are hard?

    Thanks! #Positivity #positive #happy #Happiness #Joy #Emotions #Journal #Grattitude #Acceptance #Trying #coping #reminders #Selflove

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    Anyone have tips for coping for not being able to keep a job, or if you haven’t had one in a long time?

    What helps you personally if you judge yourself too harshly, or tips for keeping one #Anxiety #Job #coping #Shame #Acceptance #jobless #MentalHealth #Depression #severe #alone

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    Autistic people are often
    misunderstood. Throughout my life, I can recall times I’ve been painfully aware when other people didn’t like me for one reason or another. Knowing what I know now, I can’t help but wonder how many of those
    reasons were due to a lack of understanding…

    #AutismAwareness #Acceptance #Neurodiversity #navigatingneurodivergence #Masking #Trauma # unmasking #Understanding #patience #growth

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    We are in need of a new co-leader for our group. Please see info below. We need someone to encourage, empower, support & be there for other members!

    We are currently looking for a new Co-Leader for the Multiple Health Challenges group. We have grown quite a bit and just passed 1,500 members. In the past co-leaders have been golden, really helpful for me when I got sick or burnt out and had to step away for a few days. I am looking for someone to welcome new members, comment or respond to most posts or other comments, make new posts to the group every once and a while, and preferably someone who has physical and emotional health challenges so they can best relate to and understand where other members are coming from when they post or comment.

    It is important for the group to have two distinctly different voices to support people because people might relate more to one of us. What is a really good situation is if we both respond to the same posts, welcome new members from different perspectives and provide voices for people that are accessible and relatable. There is a commitment needed that you monitor activities on the group regularly and can respond pretty quickly.

    Offering your own posts provides more content for the group…and when posts pose a question they keep things moving forward. I can assist and support by offering to look at your new posts for feedback and editing before you post if you would like it, comment on your posts to get the responses going to best support your efforts, help finding memes or images, and support you if we are dealing with someone struggling …. Like sounding suicidal or being manic…and I will check in to make sure you are happy and comfortable!

    I look at potential leaders' history of posts and/or comments that have helped and supported others in the past. Willingness to be honest and open about your own health challenges is crucial to best support people. A co-leader works together with me for some new posts and drafting new questions and is concerned about the well being of all members and can empathize with their paths.

    You will get access to the Community Leaders group and your name will have a “Group Leader” tab next to it up top on your comments and responses so I think people pay attention especially to your activity and wisdom shared from personal experience. Would you consider joining me on this journey? Let’s have a DM chat to discuss this! Thanks for considering taking on this role!

    #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #ChronicPain #Chronicpainwarrior #Disability #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder
    #Stigma #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Autism #Dementia #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #Cancer #TraumaticBrainInjury #BrainInjury #LossOfAParent #Grief #SuicideSurvivors #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #DistractMe #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MightyQuestions #DownSyndrome #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Deafness #neckpain #BackPain #CongestiveHeartFailure #Migraine #COVID19 #PeripheralNeuropathy #LymeDisease #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #Headache #Stroke #help #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Fibromyalgia #Disability #thankful #grateful #EatingDisorders #CocaineDependence #drugaddict #alcoholic #PTSD #EmotionalHealth #physicalhealth PainAcceptance #Acceptance #relief #Selflove #MightyMinute #MentalHealthHero #TheMighty #RareDisease #MightyTogether


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    Make an acceptance list with us.

    Happy Friday, Mighties! We’re going to wrap up our week talking about acceptance by examining our past, present, and future.

    If you’re up to it, let us know…

    🕰️ One thing you accept about your past
    🎁 One thing you accept about your present
    🔮 One thing you accept about your future

    Psssst… If you’re coming up blank for these prompts, no worries! Acceptance is an ongoing journey. Shade what you want or are working to accept about your past, present, and future instead.

    #52SmallThings #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Recovery #CheckInWithMe #Acceptance

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    TRUE or FALSE: It’s easy for me to accept compliments from others.

    Raise your hand if you struggle with self-esteem. 🖐️

    When we have trouble accepting aspects of ourselves, it can be even more challenging to accept compliments from others. Are you in a place where you can genuinely accept people’s compliments? How did you get to that point? If you find it difficult to accept compliments, why do you think that is?

    👗 Bonus tip: You could always respond to compliments with Mighty staffer Skye’s favorite, “Thanks, it has pockets!”

    🙌 OK, a real tip: Check out this story to read one person’s journey with self-worth and accepting compliments here:

    #52SmallThings #Selfcare #CheckInWithMe #Acceptance #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #HighlysensitivePerson

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    What do you wish others would accept about you?

    It’s time to turn our attention outward. Is there something about yourself that you’ve accepted and wish others would do the same?

    Maybe it’s some of the symptoms you experience or the treatments you receive for your conditions. Or it could even be the way you make marinara sauce or that you prefer NSYNC over the Backstreet Boys.

    How does it make you feel to have those around you not accept this part of you? What would that eventual acceptance mean to you?

    #52SmallThings #Selfcare #Acceptance #HighlysensitivePerson #MentalHealth #Recovery #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe

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