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    My Story

    #ADHD #learning Disabled
    #arthrits # knee replacement (R)
    #Scars .

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    #MentalHealth

    Hello, one of my goals in life has been to be a fluent quadralingual! My languages are in order: Dutch, English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). In order to become a fluent quadralingual I am reading some of my favorite books side by side with the English version in Spanish and Dutch! #CheerMeOn #MightyTogether #challenges #growth #learning

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    What have I learned after being abused? #Trauma

    Life has taught me a lot of cruel lessons.

    I learned that the people you don't expect to hurt you, can hurt you.

    That I am not to blame for what was done to me- and that shame can and does resurface.

    That I have no control over others, only myself. And this lack of control over others brings up hard feelings.

    That I can live a healthy, happy life but somewhere inside me will always be a slightly wounded child.

    That no amount of dwelling on the past will change the past. And that I don't know what the future holds.

    That I can heal but the memories will always be there.

    That the triggers will always be there but they don't have to disable me.

    That I can be and am loved despite what happened. I am not damaged, dirty or abnormal.

    I can smile and keep going, even with tears in my eyes.

    I can cry it out then move on because I am stronger and more determined than I thought.

    Though I've learned a lot of harsh lessons, I've learned lessons on love too.

    Keep searching and learning and love will find you too.

    #PTSD #Childhoodtrauma #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #SexualAbuse #SexualAssault #Love #learning #Healing

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    Learning

    Each day is a new opportunity to learn about yourself.

    Today I learned that my Disorganized/Fearful attachment style and my people pleasing are connected. That my trauma driven behaviors are actually the result of my attachment style.

    If you are curious and want to know what your style is, there are tons of quizzes online.

    I suggest taking one. It changed my perspective and helped me to understand what I need to change. I need to be more trusting and more mindful in my relationships.

    Slowly, I am learning what drives my behaviors and the more I know the more I can heal.

    #Trauma #PTSD #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #suicideattemptsurvivor #selfharmsurvivor #Healing #learning #attachment

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    × " So I Trained More Today Yaay! " × #AnUpdate

    × " So I Did The Cash Register Again All Day... And This Time We Are Currently [ Cash Only ]. The Computer System's Are Acting Up... Alot.. And I Asked My Boss If She Knew About Me Doing The Cash Registration... She Said Yes So Thank The God's... ☆ And I Wanted To Work Late Today To Learn More Knowledge... I Did The Front-Line × Grill Station's... I'm Going To Ask My Boss If I Can Be Trained On The Front-Line × Grill Station's 1st ... Because The Registration Is Alot To Learn And Process... Because Of My #learning Disabilitie's... ♧ I'm Soo EXHAUSTED 😩 And Sleepy... " × #movingup #AnUpdate ☆ S. K. ☆

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    Happy National ASL Day!

    Today is National ASL Day! 🤟🏻🤟🏼🤟🏽🤟🏾🤟🏿

    Did you know that the American School for the Deaf opened in Hartford, Connecticut on April 15, 1817?

    “There, teachers and students worked together and, by intermingling Native American Signs, French Sign Language, and even Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language, American Sign Language (ASL) was born.”

    National ASL Day is celebrated every year on April 15. This day celebrates and honors American Sign Language. ASL serves as the main sign language of Deaf groups in the United States.

    Growing up hearing impaired, I learned some sign language from a good friend of mine who is deaf. She and her family and friends taught me many things that I utilized and was greatly helpful. A few years ago, my grandmother lived in a building for deaf and blind seniors, I had the wonderful opportunity of communicating with them through ASL and connecting with them on a personal level due to my own circumstances of being hearing impaired and legally blind. Last year, I took some online/remote classes through the Helen Keller National Center and one of them was for communications, where I expanded my knowledge of sign language and learned more. I even got to learn about haptic signs and tactile sign language which I would greatly benefit from due to my blindness. I am so grateful for all the people I have learned more from and am so excited to teach others about ASL!

    This day is a great opportunity to celebrate and learn more about sign language.

    Do you or someone you know uses sign language? Ask them to teach you some words and phrases. You never know when it may be useful!

    Image Description: A light blue background with National American Sign Language Day April 15 in white font. On the bottom left corner of the image in a large white circle is a cartoon hand doing a sign for I love you.

    #ASL #ASLDay #AmericanSignLanguage #NationalASLDay #NationalASLDay2022 #NationalAmericanSignLanguageDay #Inclusion #inclusionmatters #Accessibility #Language #Awareness #Deaf #DeafBlind #HearingLoss #HearingImpaired #Communication #Celebration #AmericanSchoolForTheDeaf #DeafCommunity #Opportunity #Love #people #communications #Students #Student #learning #AccessibilityForAll #AccessibilityMatters #Inclusivity #Inclusive #DeafCommunity #DeafAwareness #SignLanguage

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    Piano / music lessons at home? #learning #Music #creativity #AutoimmuneDisease #UCTD #Fatigue

    Morning Mighties!

    Has anybody on here, who Is pretty much housebound, and seething with boredom! tried learning a new instrument with a visiting tutor before?

    I would definitely need physical guidance as my co-ordination /fine motor skills can be tricky.

    I learnt piano as a teenager and regret not seeing it through, as I found two hands tricky and being a typical adolescent 'boring" 🤣🤦‍♀️. But now I see it as a challenge?
    Would love something to do which would also be an achievement for me.

    I'm a creative so and so and have tried a few crafts but they were not for Me and everytime I hear a piano being beautifully played i can't help but feel jealous

    I have chronic fatigue as part of my undifferentiated connective tissue disease and not sure if it would get in the way? I'm also very shy (autistic) so the initial meeting with a tutor may be kinda overwhelming but this is minor really

    Thoughts? Kind Regards
    Grace

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    The future

    What happens next?? .. its a question I find has been on my mind for quite a while. My options are limited as is funding. It makes my stomach cringe to think about big things like whats ahead. And too many questions are still left unanswered.
    Personally I don't see much ahead for me aside from more stress and life long pain and somehow I am supposed to over come that and live when I really don't have the will too.. I'd say it sucks I'm too chicken**** to end things, but I know my mother appreciates that and also knows I could never do that to her.
    It's a weird time to be figuring life out. In one sense there is so much out there, but I have more than just my mental health to take into consideration now. Learning what my limits are physically as I understand my recent MS diagnoses has been more difficult than I like to admit. It's frustrations are mostly around symptoms I never thought I would have to deal with or ones I didn't expect I would deal with so early in life. Not that I was an especially active person, but I enjoyed getting out when I went out. And not being able to voice myself or speak even adequately when i have always been such an articulate person... is it wrong that the most frustrating part is how understanding people have been??
    I have a long road ahead. And there is never an end to the lessons and learning. #future #Anxiety #MentalHealth #lifechanges #Depression #MultipleSclerosis #Recovery #learning #Lessons

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    My "Gender Envy Board" 🏳‍⚧🏳‍🌈💚😄😅

    Okay, so I have recently come out as #Transgender (female to male) and with this, I decided I want to publicize my "Gender Envy Board" lol

    People have always been curious about some of them, so, even though nobody asked I'm gonna explain some of them

    The "Percy Jackson" book series: I can't explain it. I just feel a kind of #gendereuphoria when I feel the books Ranboo, Wilbur Soot, Troye Sivan: He's a very pretty boy. Yungblud: He's a very pretty boy and he's #comfy with it. He doesn't let people tell him how to dress simply because of how he identifies his gender Outfits: I really like the outfits and wish that I was #comfortable enough with society to wear them. If you have any more questions about anything I'd be #happy to answer them!!

    #Anxiety

    #Depression

    #EmotionalOverload

    #thinkingoutloud

    #LGBTQ

    #LGBTQAI

    #learning

    #Comfort

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    the way she feels

    Hello all! I am still new to my diagnosis and had asked around for some literature to read regarding Borderline Personality Disorder. I wanted to share "the way she feels: my life on the borderline in pictures and pieces" by Courtney Cook. It is a graphic memoir talking about her experience with BPD. I recommend looking into the trigger warning before reading it, if you are interested.

    She does talk about eating disorders, sex, body image, skin picking, self-harm, and other difficult subjects.

    I also listen to Therapists in the Wild Podcast, but it is less about living with BPD. They talk about DBT therapy and highlight different skills taught there. If you are someone who needs a little more help understanding or refreshing your memory about DBT, it's been very helpful. It can help you get into the practice of using these skills.

    If anyone else has any recommendations for books, essays, articles, podcasts, etc about BPD, specifically living with it, I'd love to know.

    Thank you!

    #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BPDDiagnosis #thewayshefeels #readingmaterial #Research #learning