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What’s your go-to snack when you’re exhausted?

Managing your health – and everything else – can be so draining. When you’re exhausted, what’s your go-to snack to help nourish and replenish your body (or soul)?

Mighty staffer @sav_bach says she learned a long time ago she needs something salty AND sweet, so her go-to snack is trail mix (... or sometimes popcorn and dark chocolate chips). If you’re feeling up to it, share your own go-to snack in the comments below, or find a little snack inspiration from fellow Mighties!

#MightyMinute #DistractMe #Insomnia #ChronicPain #Depression #ChronicFatigue #MentalHealth

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How can others show up for you on a bad health day?

We’ve probably all heard this (or a similar) well-meaning question at least once along our health journey: “How can I help?” While there may be many times you want someone to just do — instead of asking you what they should do — it can also be incredibly helpful to tell (or show) someone in your life how they can best show up for you.

Not only will it help you on a bad health day, but it has the power to improve your overall relationships with your loved ones. So, if someone asks, how can others show up for you on a bad health day?

#MightyMinute #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Trauma #Fibromyalgia #Cancer #Caregiving #CheckInWithMe

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What’s your favorite activity that doesn’t involve technology?

According to a recent study, a person spends an average of almost seven hours on their phone each day. Whether your personal average is less than or greater than this, we all need a break from our phones (or laptop, or tablet, or any other kind of device) sometimes. If you struggle to disconnect, it can help to have a few activities that get you away from your devices.

Mighty staffer @sav_bach go-to is painting, although she’s also trying to get back into knitting. Here’s a few of her recommendations: going for a walk, starting a puzzle or board game, wandering around a library or bookstore, journaling, and baking.

Now it’s your turn! What’s your favorite activity that doesn’t involve technology?

#MightyMinute #DistractMe #MentalHealth #ChronicPain

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What’s your favorite autumn-inspired smell?

The first day of autumn is officially right around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere (if you have not already marked your calendar, Saturday, September 23rd is the first day of the season!). So, to welcome the season, let’s get in the autumnal mood by sharing our favorite autumn-inspired smells.

Mighty staffer @sav_bach will get us started: Despite it being a crisp 90 degrees fahrenheit on the east coast in mid-September, I recently purchased an apple cider scented soap and I love that it provides a brief escape from the heat as I’m reminded of wool scarves, crisp air, and drinking homemade apple cider on the back porch. It’s been a much-needed reminder that colder weather is, eventually, coming my way!

Whether you prefer the traditional scents, like pumpkin spice or cinnamon, or the out of the box scents, like candy (ya know, because of Halloween?) or amber (the color, personally, and the scent reminds us of autumn), there are so many to choose from. What’s your favorite autumn-inspired smell? Sound off in the comments below!

#DistractMe #MightyMinute

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What color would your mood ring be today?

Choose the emoji that best matches your mood today:

🦋 (blue) Calm
🥦 (green) Motivated
🦀 (red) Tired
☀️ (yellow) Nervous/Anxious
🍊 (orange) Content
🌸 (pink) Grateful
💜 (purple) Stressed/Overwhelmed
🖤 (black) Struggling

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

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We have reached 2,222 members🎉!! Thanks for being a part of this journey! (There is a special appeal to ALL members below.) Please read! 🙏🫶🤗Moshe

We are growing fast …just passed 2,200 members a few months ago and are at 2,222 today and growing strong! (If you are not a member yet please consider joining us!) This is really exciting to me, we have all put in the effort and as a community we have grown, flourished and have built a sacred place where I hope you all feel at home! You have shown you care for each other, are there for each other and trust each other. This makes me very happy and proud. I envisioned the group would be a place where members would empathize with each other, ask for support, and offer support to others. When we are operating smoothly this experience is so exciting to watch spread & expand.

However, to be honest, I have been very frustrated that there is less activity recently and as our membership grows steadily the number of comments & replies has actually diminished. Our old co-leader Chris is no longer with the group and we need to have others step up and make up for her commitment to regularly respond to posts and comments. This means a collective effort from everyone in the group! I have had numerous layers of serious physical & mental health challenges recently and have had to step back and focus on self-care. This is a time when you can all help me by checking in here and see if there are new posts and hopefully respond.

My last post about hobbies with the image of all the colorful people doing different fun things only got ONE response. And Laura made a great post about disability after that and it got only two responses. When new members have the courage to open up and introduce themselves we want them to feel welcome and supported. Please especially respond if you share some similar health challenges and hopefully offer acknowledgement and encouragement!

This is OUR group everybody and it functions best when members support other members. We all have our varied health histories and with them the knowledge and wisdom we’ve garnered along the way! PLEASE let’s share these with each other. This communal empathy and understanding makes us strong.

Offering your own posts provides more content for the group and can generate great conversations. Write about if you are struggling and need support, encouragement and/or information. Write about how great things are going and share things that are helping you. Pose a question to the group which can excite others to chip in. Or just share a great meme you have found. It can be really powerful for others to see your post as they can then empathize and relate! I would be happy to support your effort if you want to run things by me before you post, I can help finding memes or images if you like, and I will comment on your posts to get the responses going to best support your efforts. I’m here for you and really enjoy the whole process, so please reach out to me if you need assistance or encouragement. I have made well over 100 posts since I started the group and learned a lot along the way! (Please scroll down back in time to find my other posts, you might find some of them helpful😉)

I believe in the power we have as a group and the community we have built. I am so thankful you have joined us and we are all on this journey together!

In service,

Moshe Adler

P.S. ✡️Happy Rosh Hashanah✡️ -The Jewish New Year. May today mark a time of new beginnings for us all.🌦️⛅️🌤️☀️

#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Selflove #Selfcare #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1 #Bipolar2 #BipolarDepression #ADHD #PTSD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #COVID19 #Migraine #Headache #RareDisease #HIVAIDS #PeripheralNeuropathy #BackPain #neckpain #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #CheckInWithMe #InsideTheMighty #MightyTogether #DistractMe #TheMighty #MightyMinute #MightyQuestions #Concussion #BrainInjury

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This weekend, I’ll practice self-care by…

We made it to Friday, friends! Let’s talk about how we can give ourselves a little extra TLC over the next couple of days. What will your self-care look like?

Here are a few ideas to get you started: taking a leisurely stroll outside, organizing a part of your living space that’s been bringing you stress, indulging in a juicy nap, making your favorite snack, treating yourself to your favorite warm beverage, hosting a movie marathon with a friend (or your pet!). The possibilities are endless.

(And in case you needed to hear it, you’re worth it!)

#MightyMinute #DistractMe #52SmallThings #CheerMeOn #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Disability #ChronicIllness #Grief #Anxiety #Depression

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