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    A Vow of Silence | A challenge by Vanessa Van Edwards via Pinterest | #Selfcare #Selfesteem

    I have had two weeks that were like whirlwinds. My peace has been hijacked and I feel like I’m losing myself. So, I am super determined to reclaim my peace during my weekend. I’ve written four cards with common words that I often use for my kids to read. But other than that I won’t be using my vocal cords. My goal is to meditate, clear my mind and to drown out all the noise. Also I’ll be detoxing from social media, emails, and phone calls. I’ll report back one I’m complete because it will be a challenging 48hrs.

    Wish me luck.🖤🙏🏽

    #peace #Meditation #overthinking #MentalHealth #TheMighty #Bekind #MightyTogether


    My anxiety's biggest fear

    I just found out my dad needs to have emergency surgery for a blockage in his stomach. He's the type of guy who's never sick besides an occasional cold and even then he would get up to go to work because he's strong and the hardest worker I know.

    I can see the fear in his eyes but I know he is going to come out stronger than he went in. Let his faith be stronger than his fears. My faith is strong for him right now. I don't have the strength to be weak and he needs me.

    Thank God for my mom forcing him to the emergency room. Only a man who loves a woman so deeply would stop being stubborn for just a second. I trust in God. Our faith is never lost. This too shall pass. All of a sudden the things that didn't really matter before, really don't matter at all right now.

    I never ask for anything because I just don't know how to but I do ask for prayers. Thank you.

    #prayers #Surgery #Faith #healed #Love
    #Anxiety #Depression #Life #Family #Friends #peace #Trust #god #Health

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    Jumbled mess. Just need to get this out.

    Trying to find my inner peace is not easy. I've spent years living in a perpetual hell, feeling like there is no escape. For the last 4 weeks, I have broken down every single day, cried my eyes out and had panic attacks more times than I can count. I've had to mentally and emotionally prepare myself that my reality might come crashing down at any moment. I am not a confrontational person in the least bit, but I know that I need to have a serious heart to heart with my boyfriend to figure out where our relationship is going and find out if he's been cheating on me for at least the past month. I want to believe that there's another explanation for his actions and behavior lately, but I have this gut feeling that I'm right and there's someone else in the picture for him. 5 years. 5 years that I can't get back, that I can't do over. I've been thinking about what life will be like and how things will change if I'm right. If he will even own up to it if I am right. Somehow I'm always the one to blame for his actions because I struggle with major anxiety and depression and I become very distant at time. And I know that. But I've come to the point where I know in my knower that no matter what I do, I am NOT in control of others nor their actions or reactions. I know this post is everyone, but so is my mind. I just needed a safe place to get this out so I'm not bottling it up.
    #Anxiety #Depression #peace #Relationships #PanicAttack


    Law of attraction

    There's no way for me to attract the things I truly want and deserve, if I'm not spiritually and mentally in the place I want to be yet.

    I love me and I love being me but the question is am I living to my highest potential? No, but I'm trying each and everyday. Some days are easy and some days are really hard. The last few days have been really hard.

    I made a promise to myself that I'm not going to give up on me and I don't break promises. This universe gave me a chance and it's up to me to take it. I'm going to make me proud and I can't wait.

    #Depression #Anxiety #Insomnia #wellbutrin #peace #Love #Faith

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    Getting out of my own way takes practice.😉

    #balance #peace #Selflessness #Joy


    Getting Somewhere through Understanding

    I can finally show myself some understanding. It has taken me years to realize that it wasn't my fault. I can finally understand why I people please-to protect myself. I now understand that it will take time to overcome a lot of my behaviors but I can now show myself understanding. I can show myself compassion and validate myself. Understanding myself has taught me to love myself more. I am not responsible for what happened to me and I can relieve myself of any guilt and shame. I now understand that I can be happy regardless of my past. #Trauma #PTSD #Abuse #AbuseSurvivors #Selflove #Understanding

    I can feel peace within for once and I no longer get upset at myself for getting triggered, I accept that I have triggers. And it's okay. Showing myself understanding and grace was something I wouldn't have done in the past but now things are different. I hope you all can find understanding, self love and inner peace too. You are stronger than you think. You are not your illness. #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder I am stronger than them. They are a part of me but I don't let them define me. I accept that they are there and I do my best to manage them but I don't dwell on them. I can finally say that things are looking up even when I'm depressed. I have my family and my faith and I am grateful. Find something to be grateful for and it will change your life.

    Keep shining friends. You are not alone. #peace #Healing

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    This gem shares so much wisdom. I grew up w/ the rhythmic, lyrical words in Dr Seuss books & enjoyed the beautiful pictures but there was so much more

    If put into action these quotes from his children’s books have power and take on whole new meanings! They are accessible, relatable, wise and can be truly helpful…I’m not talking about “Green Eggs and Ham” I’m talking about the masterpiece “Oh, The Places You Will Go” which has most of these words. The book can launch you on the next adventure in your life. I’ve given it as a great graduation gift and there is much to gather if you read it more than once.

    < I read this book by the light of a flashlight next to the ashes of the fire that had burned down at the campfire that night. A campfire full of skits and songs. I read it to the scouts there who were attending the High Adventure camp I staffed at…the night before they launched on a weeklong adventure as they hiked from one challenging outpost to another* Many were paying attention to the words themselves, not just the rhymes… and processed the wisdom in the words he wrote. He wrote with humor, funny pictures, and rhymes but there was no mistaking that there was a powerful message inside!

    I recommend the book wholeheartedly but in the meantime the words above capture much of the wisdom in it. “The Lorax” taught me about respecting nature and the plight of trees harvested for other uses; “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are” taught me appreciation and “You’re Only Old Once” made my Grandmother laugh!


    *At that camp I ran a rope course, friends ran horseback riding, mountain biking and kayaking outposts and there were themed outposts like a Native American one and one called Mountain Man. We challenged the scouts to step outside their comfort zones, challenge themselves to grow and evolve. Best summer of my life!

    What did you get from Dr Seuss books? Did you catch the layers?

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #PTSD #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #COVID19 #Migraine #Headache #Selflove #Selfcare #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Joy #Love #peace #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #RareDisease #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #BackPain #Neuropathy #CheckInWithMe #TheMighty #MightyTogether #MightyMinute