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    How have you grown as a person?

    There’s a thought-provoking Rumi quote that reads, “”Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Personal change is another way to think about personal growth — the act of bettering ourselves and tapping into who we were always meant to be.

    How have you grown? Are you more patient than you used to be? Living in the moment more? Putting your art out into the world? Accepted your illness after years of denying/push back against its existence?

    Share with us in the comments (and remember: sometimes the most important growth is the kind others can’t see).

    #MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting

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    "I'm a Friday person in a Monday world." -Garfield

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    What’s a change you’re excited to make? What’s standing in your way?

    We’ve spoken a lot this week about the ways in which change happens unexpectedly or can cause anxiety and stress. To close out the week, let’s share the changes we’re excited to make! This can be anything from dyeing your hair a fun color to adopting a new furry friend. If there are any obstacles standing in the way of making this change happen, feel free to share those as well. Let’s cheer each other on!

    🪶 P.S. Here’s a great quote about change from the incredible James Baldwin — maybe it’ll inspire you on your journey!

    💪 “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Selfcare #ChronicPain #Depression #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Autism

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    What brings you the most shame?

    Shame is a difficult feeling to have. Coming from personal experience, shame can be debilitating and hard to move past. Right now I'm battling the shame that comes with having a mental health condition and not seeming like I have things "all put together."

    🌹 P.S. If shame is getting you down right now, know that you're not alone and it's OK to not feel OK. We can take baby steps together in getting to a better place. We won't feel this shame forever.

    #CheckInWithMe #Grief #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PTSD #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #ChronicPain #Spoonie #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #CrohnsDisease #Cancer #Migraine #Fibromyalgia #MultipleSclerosis

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    If you can try something again for the first time, what would it be?

    I think I would want to go back to college again. But this time around I would want to know what I know now about self-care and mental health.

    How about you?

    #DistractMe #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Migraine #Depression #Anxiety #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #PTSD #RheumatoidArthritis #Fibromyalgia

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    If you’re currently undiagnosed, what’s the most frustrating part about medical appointments?

    Being undiagnosed has its host of challenges, which can include (but is absolutely not limited to) what to expect during medical appointments: from umpteen physical examinations to never-ending appointments; from the slew of prescription medications to the constant shoulder shrugs… none of it feels great!

    What do you find to be the most challenging thing about visiting the doctor as someone who is undiagnosed?

    #Undiagnosed #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #MentalHealth #Spoonie

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    TRUE or FALSE: I believe everything happens for a reason.

    Change happens, whether we want it to or not. When living with chronic physical and mental health conditions, change becomes a familiar friend or enemy, depending on the day.

    Do you agree with the statement that everything happens for a reason? Or do you believe that things just happen with no greater purpose? What’s led you to your belief?

    #52SmallThings #MentalHealth #Selfcare #CheckInWithMe

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    Scream into the void with us (you know you want to!).

    Welcome to our Mighty void, where all thoughts, complaints, noises, and rants are accepted. Something you want to get off your chest? What’s weighing heavy on your mind?

    Drop it into the void (it might even make you feel better). 🖤

    #MightyMinute #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting