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If you have a lot of unread messages and phone calls you have not returned in weeks from people who want your help and you just do not have the energy to respond to anyone , then I want you to know that you are not a bad person , my love . You are not a bad person for putting your own weilbeing first . You are not a bad person for trying to take care of yourself first . You are not a bad person for using your free time to recharge instead of being there for others . You cannot fix everyone . In the end , everyone is responsible for their own healing and their own happiness . If you feel down , exhausted , lonely or anything like that yourself , you do not need to pour the last bit of energy into healing someone else . You need to heal yourself first . You come first , darling . That does not make you a bad person . Always remember that . #ChronicDepression #ChronicIllness #ChronicFatigue #MentalHealth #BodyPositive

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Positive thoughts!!!

I’m seeing a lot of posts of people struggling like me. It’s easy to wallow in the constant fatigue and pain. I have my days that I’m in so much pain and fatigue that my depression sets in as well. On those days, I can’t do much other than being a couch potato or a blob and stay in bed.

I want to use this post today to help lift myself and hopefully someone else who reads this as well!

I like to do think of the positives in my life! I have a roof over my head. I feel the breath in my lungs. I enjoy hearing the birds chirp and the sunshine when it’s spring. Even now that I see solid clouds and bare trees, and snow on the ground……they are a beauty all there own. My dogs are a huge comfort for me!

Today, I’m able to get out of bed and do some sewing which is my passion and job.

Please share with me one or more positives in your life that helps you move through out the day. #BodyPositive #Fibromyalgia #MentalHealth


Feelings of envy and depression

For the last three weeks, I’ve been dealing with yet another work injury, but this time it’s upper body; entirely pulled my latisimis dorsi muscle. I’m so freaking done. I know that this is my life and I have to deal with the aspect that my body will not allow me to be as physically inclined as others are. I legit cannot afford a lower paying full time job as a cashier somewhere. I’m trying to move out (finally) with my boyfriend of almost 5 years and I’m no going to throw that away. I thought about getting disability, but then again I can’t because of the abundance of lawyers I’d need. It’s just every time something starts to go right in my life, something else comes back around to make everything worse again. My medical condition is the one thing keeping me back from destroying my depression. I envy those who can do whatever; I know I’m not as bad as some other people are limitation wise, but to me with what I wanna do is killing my youth. I feel like I have the body of a 50 year-old woman and the mental stability of…well.. I’m not too sure tbh. I just want help finding solutions and kind of plan out what I need to do in order to feel better. I feel like it’s getting harder to stay positive. #Anxiety #Depression #Independence #help #BodyPositive #Misery #Adulting


Would love to have some support on my body image podcast! Something I have just started this year, and I'm absolutely stoked!

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Please show your support by listening. I am on my journey to spread my words of hope around the world! Have a lovely day. Sending hugs and smiles xox #Podcast #EatingDisorders #bodyneutrality #BodyPositive #fatpositive #lovefat #equality


Body Image #EatingDisorders #BodyPositive

Ever since I started a new med I've gained a lot lot lot of weight. I have new rolls of fat I'm struggling to cope with. I love rock and I'm telling myself to Rock the Rolls (of fat). Embrace my new body and everything that comes along with it.
Rock the Rolls!

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I’ve never loved myself as much as I do after cancer treatment #BreastCancer #Cancer #Selflove #BodyPositive

So. For much of my life I struggled with insecurities surrounding my appearance. Even in my teen years, before health issues and diagnosis, before adulthood took its toll, I always wanted to be thinner, prettier, more “perfect”. But something about the loss of control during cancer treatment, and being completely bald and bare has made me love myself so much. Maybe it’s perspective? Maybe it’s from conquering most of my literal worst fears and nightmares. I loved myself bald. I love my body now, surgical scars, port, radiation scars, all of it. I think we are expected to hate these things or want to be who we were before, and I do miss a life before cancer for some things, but I am more confident in my skin now.

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Body Dysmorphia Poem

BDD festers in your brain,
Starts to make you go insane
Unrealistic beauty standards hard to maintain,
I begin to crumble

So fixated on my flaws
And the depression that is caused
I am obsessed

Forever picking at my spots,
Can’t bring myself to stop,
I crave a smooth complexion
In hopes of reaching my goal of perfection
So for once i can look in the mirror and be happy with my reflection.

I know there are many girls who feel the same
Who bare this pain
Who also have this illness that plagues their brain and I just want you to know that We are Beautiful, I hope one day you see that ❤️
#BodyDysmorphicDisorder #BDD #MentalHealth #Recovery #BodyPositive #beautiful #mentalhealthpoetry


#Ehlers -danlos #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Pain condition #BodyPositive

How do I learn to love my body and feel confident in it when I’m always in pain? Only 19 and feeling very un-confident


How do you show body positivity?

It's difficult to be positive about your body when you have a chronic illness. I have EDS and Epilepsy and have horrible scars from injuries I can't remember. I look at my scars and I'm always reminded of how terrible my conditions can be, so I decided to cover my scars with tattoos. I used to not be able to look at myself in the mirror because of my scars but I found a new confidence in my tattoos. Though other people have made comments about my tattoos stating I shouldn't show them, I just think that my tattoos are better than all the scars built up underneath. #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #EhlersDanlosSociety #Epilepsy #ChronicIllness #Depression #BodyPositive