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    Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.

    Where there is love and INSPIRATION. I don't think you can go wrong.
    #Disability #StayStrong #strong #Positivity #inspirational

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    Strength

    What makes you #strong 💪🏻
    What empowers you to keep going?
    What lifts your Spirit up?
    A kind word?
    A smile?
    A hug?
    Maybe it’s the right song on the radio when you turn it on?
    Perhaps it’s the sound of Children’s laughter?
    Maybe it’s a great support system of your “tribe”, your “Soul family”?
    #strength 💪🏻 is not measured by lifting weights.
    Strength comes from lifting yourself up every time you get knocked down.
    It’s OK to fall.
    We all do.
    Just don’t stay there on the ground for too long.
    Pick yourself back up and come out swinging harder and stronger than before! 🥊💪🏻
    YOU GOT THIS!!!
    I BELIEVE IN YOU!!
    💚Chris
    #WarriorStrong 💚💜💪🏻 #InspirationalQuotes
    #lifteachotherup
    #empower
    #mighty
    #YouGotThis
    #IBelieveInYou

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    You are Brave. You are Strong and you are Amazing #SpinaBifida #Hydrocephalus #strong #Brave #Amazing

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    You are stronger than Spina Bifida

    You must have difficulties because of your Spina Bifida. But it makes you strong because you’ve gone through it and you pushed through. #SpinaBifida #strong

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    If you need to hear this-

    You are not alone. I believe you. And you are so much stronger than you think. #notalone #strong #Stronger

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    What control is to me

    My dad lived with chronic/acute pain most of his adult life. It began in the 1970’s, and escalated drastically over the rest of his life. His pain was in the form of peripheral neuropathy and was diagnosed by the VA but denied responsibility by the VA. The PN was a gift curtesy of our US government, via Agent Orange. My dad was not the only soldier who came into contact with AO. My dad’s wasn’t even a full measure of exposure. It was somewhat diluted. A river of runoff from washing out an airplane ran over his boots as he worked. The corrosive AO gifting him and countless others with lifelong neurological problems that would never get treated.
    Here’s where I get my example of control. In 2010 I moved in with my dad and we lived as house mates until 2019. I co-cared for him after I moved out but do to my own health issues I no longer was strong enough to care for him full time as before. During our nine years living together I witnessed his pain and watched him cry, struggle to keep himself calm, always he managed to be a happy person around others. Joking, laughing, talking. All while half crazy from the pain that was minimally controlled by prescription opioids, narcotics, and mood stabilizers. He was sleep deprived and by the last couple years of his life he developed a form of neurological dementia that ultimately took his life October 10, 2021. But even up to his very last day he prayed, he smiled at those who came to see him, and he kept control of his behavior.
    #strong #Brave #chronicacutepain #againstallodds

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    Healing

    #Trauma #breakup #RedFlags #ADHD #strong

    Even after 18 years being abused by my father, I strive so hard to see the good in people and the world. I recently went through a breakup where I found out my boyfriend had another girlfriend (she had no idea either). We were long distance which made this easier for him to cover up and lie about but eventually I had to face reality, set boundaries and when they were broken, cut him out of my life. It hurt after investing 2 1/2 months into somebody. I felt used, betrayed, hurt and like somehow something had been my fault. But those around me reassured me that no matter what he chose his actions and I am not responsible for that. I'm now seeing all of the red flags I ignored because I wanted to see him through rose colored glasses. I was lied to, manipulated into gaslighting myself and love bombed. I'm committed to judging someone's character now before letting them in my life and making them prove their intentions before the world relationship is even considered. As well as allowing those around me to weigh in because I'm not the best judge of character due to wanting to see the best and hope the best and not let trauma cloud my judgement. (NEWS FLASH he was lying and did have red flags....) I am a better person taking care of myself for me and keeping my friends close, but this will take some healing and trusting someone again will be hard. If you've read this far, thank you, I just needed to get everything out. Also, what I've learned: Dont let pain make you cold; you're not responsible for another person's choices; if you did your best with what you knew at the time, you did do your best even if you know better now; getting hurt is not worth the dopamine rush (I have adhd); people WILL treat you a certain way based on their character and how they feel about you; if you think you deserve better, you probably do; take the good from a bad situation and move on; givers need limits and boundaries; give grace but dont compromise yourself to do it.

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    An Evening To Remember

    Tonight, I realized that the music that I was playing had been played many nights where I was crying my eyes out. The higher tones, mixed with a low tones... Binaeural beats and Isochronic tones.

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    The soothing sound used to help me to find something to breathe to when I was feeling so #anxious about #Death . I thought about how my mother, father, brother, husband, relatives, etc would all die. I used to cry so hard. I cried for years endlessly, just hyperfocused as soon as my head hit the pillow. Sometimes, I still do. I often get myself so tired now, that I fall asleep before those thoughts can come attack me.

    I drink #tea to help me #sleepwell . I do not know what I would do if I did not have tea or have the melatonin, and on really bad nights, Ambien or Klonopin depending on the level of anxiety I'd either take one or the other. (NEVER both at the same time, in case you were wondering.)

    I have to think about how #strong I am and how hard I have worked to become the person I am in this life. Things are not easy, they are not easy at all... but that is no excuse for me to not ever keep trying to do the best that I can do, even if I do not feel my best. #MentalHealth is important, just as much as physical health. I have a long ways to go, but I do not think that I will ever be a finished product. I know that #god has a plan for me, and #Jesus loves me endlessly.

    As I take a moment tonight and listen to this music.. I cannot help but feel sympathetic towards my past struggles and the girl I know. I am here in the future to support 'her' in the past to let 'her' know that she is not alone and that I am right here, still strong.

    Sweet Dreams. #sleepwell

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    Coming to Terms With Having POTS. #scared #struggling #strong

    Really struggling to come to terms with and except that I have a chronic illness (POTS). Long sleepless nights due to being in pain is when I struggling with with my emotions the most. I am working on managing my depression that is brought on by fear. My daily activities and life has been greatly effected and as well as depression the frustration has been taking a toll on my mental health as well as my personal relationships. I hope tomorrow is a better day but I’m feeling scared. Not sure if how I am feeling is normal after being diagnosed but I know I’m strong and can get through it. So grateful for this community of lovely people who can possibly relate to what I’m going through 💕

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