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Forgive Yourself

Choose each day to forgive yourself, you are human, imperfect, learning and growing.
There is no sense in punishing your future by living in the mistakes of your past. Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it.
Take heart in the knowledge, strength, and growth opportunities each trial inevitably teaches you--and move on.
There is no one you will talk to more than yourself. Be kind, loving, understanding, compassionate, and supportive.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship that you have.
And remember:
🌻 The past can’t be changed, but the future is full of possibilities.
✋🏻 Opinions don’t define your reality.
🤗 Everyone’s journey is different
🤔 Overthinking will usually lead to sadness.
😊 Happiness is found within.
💭 Your thoughts affect everything about you.
😁 Smiles are contagious.
🫶🏻 Kindness is free.
👌🏻👉🏻 It’s okay to let go and move on.
🥠 People usually end up with what they truly deserve in the end.
⏳ Have patience. Things get better with time.
🫂 Hugs!!

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The Power of Our Community Is The Beauty From The Pain 💝💜💛 #Community #Beauty #ChronicBeauty #MentalHealth #Depression #Friends

For every person in our lives that left us in the horrible ways that they did-
We have new, amazing friendships forged here.

For every person that treats us despicably-even family, friends, and even medical professionals, and adds layers onto our other related past traumas we have been healing from, we only have to open The Mighty app and reach out to each other and we can count on the most beautiful, empathetic souls reaching back to be by our side so fast.

For every morning we wake up with pain coursing through our bodies and/or our minds from illnesses that are beasts, together we pull from each others’ inspiration and strength and we fight through each day as the warriors that we have become.

For any time we feel so alone in this, we can always post or join in a conversation here and see that we are never fighting our fight alone/never dealing with the hard blows of this kind of life alone.

For any time situations in our life cause very real anxieties that are overwhelming for anyone to handle, there is an army of us right here living in solidarity to help quell our anxieties.

For anytime we feel like we don’t exist, that we aren’t seen, that we aren’t valued and valuable, so many of us Mighties will always quickly let us know how incredibly important each of us are, and how cared about we all are by so many of us from all places around the world.

And this is all a great, bright light from the darkness. This is all a comforting balm to soothe the pain coursing through our bodies and our minds.
This is what makes us all rich instead of feelings of living in scarcity.
These are all the gifts that we have been given that is greater than any gift you could ever think you wanted.

We are each others’ wings that allow us to soar above it all.

Sorrow won’t be finding us no more when we know all of these things.
Emptiness and hopelessness cannot exist when we know these things.
We have so much to be joyful about.

Let us all keep seeing all of the beauty and gifts from the pain.

Let us all keep rising stronger together and show this world all of the greatness that we are, even on our worst days.

Let us all continue to save each other and continue to save ourselves.
That ultimately is the power we have and the responsibility we have - it ultimately is up to us to be the change that we want for ourselves and for others.

#ChronicIllness #ChronicDepression #MajorDepression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #MadeVisible #TreatmentresistantDepression #PTSD #Pain #hurt #Selfharm #BeTheChange #IAmTheChange #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Insomnia #Disability #MightyTogether #Anxiety #AnxietyAttack #SuicidalIdeation #SuicidalThoughts #SuicidePrevention #positive #Positivity #Loss #Grief #Healing #alone #lonely #Stronger #SocialAnxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #BipolarDepression

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Today, my friends and community, I’m doing a rare thing and asking for you to lift me up with your support for me today. #ChronicIllness #Pain

My doctor (PCP) laughed in my face at my treatment-resistant major depressive disorder disabilities last night at my appointment - it was a joke to him! He ridiculed me, demeaned me, and it’s not the first time he or other doctors were not a proper medical professional when I went to them for professional care.

This one last night did this all while throwing out new physical illnesses names at me that I probably have but needs to be confirmed by bloodwork taken last night.

So, I’m much sicker Physically now and once again I cannot go back to this doctor and I haven’t yet, in all these many years, been able to find one who is a compassionate human, let alone a professional who knows what they are doing.

It should go without saying that we deserve to be treated so much better and many of us just are not, and it shatters me for all of us.

This shouldn’t be in our hands alone to Warrior through because of disgraceful doctors that show us that they are numb and apathetic to what they took a professional oath to do and that they chose to go through many vigorous years of schooling to help us, not make us worse and actually hurt us.

We shouldn’t have to keep picking up our shattered pieces of ourselves and putting ourselves back together time and again because there are way too many people, including medical professionals, who do not have a moral compass. #MightyTogether #ChronicPain #Insomnia #ChronicFatigue #MultipleHealthChallenges #PTSD #Trauma #warrior #MentalHealth #mentalhealthmatters #MentalHealthAwareness #MadeVisible #Support #Depression #ChronicDepression #MajorDepressiveDisorder #TreatmentresistantDepression #Anxiety #MyCondition #MajorDepression #MedicalProfessionals #MedicalPtsd

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Wellness Wednesday: New Year Health and Wellness Goals

We spent time yesterday reflecting on 2021. Today, we'll work on setting health and wellness goals for the new year. Share at least one wellness goal (physically, mentally or emotionally) that you want to achieve in 2022 and how will you do it?

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #prediabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #MentalHealth #NewYear #Goal #MadeVisible #Lifestyle #Health

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Weekly Community Accountability Post

Have you achieved your goals this week? What were your wins? Is there anything you need to work on?

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #prediabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #MadeVisible #Goal #MentalHealth #accountability #Health #Lifestyle #MightyTogether

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National Diabetes Awareness Month

Here in the US, it’s the beginning of National Diabetes Awareness Month!

In addition to regular posts, we will have daily challenges and share additional content about diabetes awareness that you can share on your social pages or print out to share with your loved ones and your community.

Have you ever participated in Diabetes Awareness Month activities?
If so, share your experience 😀

#Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #DiabetesInsipidus #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetes #Education #Awareness #MadeVisible

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Episode 33 with Ally Hilfiger

Ally Hilfiger is an artist, writer, and designer who recently wrote a memoir chronicling her experience with chronic Lyme disease, which went undiagnosed for many years. She dealt with severe physical and neurological symptoms throughout her childhood and was hospitalized at age 18. This was the tipping point. Following her hospitalization, she finally received the diagnosis that made sense of her symptoms.

On today’s episode, Ally and I talk about why it’s important to her to be a mentor for others who are dealing with Lyme disease, the shift that occurred in her life when chose homeopathic treatments and lifestyle changes over antibiotics, and how changing her subconscious perspective has helped her heal.

Click here to listen to the latest episode of Made Visible, and please remember to subscribe, rate, and review! Every little bit does an enormous amount to support this podcast. #MadeVisiblePodcast #MadeVisible #LymeDisease

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Episode 32 with Melissa Marans #MadeVisible

When Melissa Marans was diagnosed with dermatomyositis in 2015, it turned her world upside down. Due to profound muscle weakness and fatigue, she couldn’t pick up a cell phone, brush her teeth, or get out of bed unassisted. As she explains it, the disease caused her immune system to cannibalize her muscles.

On today’s episode, Melissa and I talk about the unique challenges that come with this rare autoimmune disease, why she went silent on social media for a period of time, and how she prioritizes her own ongoing health needs while also being a mom to her newborn.

Click here to listen to the latest episode of Made Visible, and please remember to subscribe, rate, and review! Every little bit does an enormous amount to support this podcast.

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#Motherhood #Parenting #Dermatomyositis