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    Since we have the time

    #maketime #heal #survive #wellness #Love

    The most important thing to consider is time.

    You need to take the time and also put in the time.

    This is for you today for what ever reason this is for you.

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    As a man thinketh… #Depression #wellness

    I’ve been contemplating this recently and it’s true. We are what we think.

    At times when you are unwell, both physically or mentally our thoughts naturally want to pull us in a negative direction.

    It’s not surprising that we see depression rates like never before.

    I understand there are many factors that contribute to depression Eg chemical balance, social programming and drugs.

    The healthier I become physically, the higher the quality of my thoughts.

    This past few months I’ve been working on building habits. I’ve introduced something new each week. From buying a fruit bowl to encourage me to eat more fruit, to meeting a friend at the gym two days a week.

    It’s an amazing feeling when you know you can literally program anything into your life if you use the tools.

    I’ll close with an idea that I listened to on a podcast.

    Man is the master of thoughts. It’s thoughts that differentiates a successful and happy person from an unwell and negative person.

    A negative thought pattern will trick your mind into believing that life is trying to punish you or target you.

    Everything both good or bad that comes into our presence via a thought.

    The sooner I own it the happier I become and see life as a teacher and a string of non stop opportunities.

    I hope this helps someone today.

    Ps Monday is run day. I got up and put running shoes on. That way I won’t get side tracked:)

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    Weekly Emotional Rollercoaster

    I'm wondering if it's just me and if I'm right it's probably not. So I've noticed that each day of the week carries with it certain pressures and feelings that come about for me. Friday, I am calm. I feel at ease that the week is over and I'm going into the weekend. Saturday, I sleep in and hide from the world but then somehow come alive and feel vibrant enough to do something. Sunday, I begin feeling angst and feeling guilty for what I haven't done and panicked about all that I have to do. It takes a toll on me sleep-wise and intensifies my negative self-talk. Monday, I am drained before I even get out of bed because my mind has exhausted and raked me over the coals all night. Tuesday, I am afraid that I won't make it through the rest of the week without being confused and unmotivated. Wednesday, I feel the desire to hang on just a little bit more because I'm halfway there and it's almost over. Thursday, anxiety kicks in because I haven't really accomplished anything worth discussing and the vicious cycle continues on and on, week after week. Have you experienced this? Do you have any advice that could help me? #Anxiety #stressful #Adulting #Bipolar #mood #MoodDisorder #Depression #Bipolar2 #SocialAnxiety #sundowns #wellness #stressfuldays #harddays #StrongerTogether

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    Treat yourself to a wellness day

    Did you know that you could buy wellness things on Groupon for cheap?? Massages, foot massages, salt caves, reiki, saunas, acupuncture…

    Groupon is my go to when I’m feeling stressed and want to treat myself a bit. I recently bought 2 salt cave sessions and a massage. They were all so relaxing. I could have stayed in them for hours!

    One salt cave I paid $10 for 45 mins and the other i paid $26 for an hour. The massage I paid $50 for an hour which is a pretty decent price for a massage!

    Check out Groupon to treat yourself to a spa or wellness day

    #wellnessjourney #spaday #selfcare #wellnesssession #wellness #Meditation #meditating #downtime #groupon #wellnessdeals


    Hanging On the Edge: One Man's Perspective on Rock Climbing & the Therapeutic Relationship

    Rock climbing saved my life. When I am on the side of that mountain, I feel more grounded, more alive, and more connected to the Universe. For me, it’s a holy place. This is my church. In my 32 short years on this planet, I have found climbing to be a beautiful metaphor for overcoming the difficulties life throws our way, sometimes.

    In the rock climbing community as in everyday life, we refer to the obstacles we’re working through as “problems”. Although I am tired, hurting, and feel I can’t go on...I don’t give up. I continue pushing through the pain, doubt, and exhaustion until I finally reach the summit. At which point, I can reflect back on all the problems I overcame, the path I took, and what technique I used to get through it. Then, I can feel an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment for all my hard work. The next time I encounter a similar problem, I'll know what to do to get past it.

    No one pushed or pulled me up the mountain. All that hard work was mine. The person on the ground belaying me is merely there to provide me with safety, support, and ensure I do not fall, should I stumble. Everything else is up to me. The more I work through my problems, with my friend supporting me on the ground, the stronger I become.

    You see, therapy is a lot like rock climbing. In this allegory or metaphor, you (the climber) are the patient, the mountain is your crisis, the "problems" are all the obstacles that stand between you and overcoming the crisis such as the loss of a job or the death of a loved one or an illness, the summit is mental wellness, and the person belaying you is the therapist.

    While your therapist doesn't tell you how to feel, what to think, or what conclusions to come to, they are there as a constant support to figuratively catch you should you have any setbacks during your journey. They keep you safe and secure by "holding the rope" so that you do not plummet, and so you can resume where you left off whenever you are ready.

    You can absolutely achieve wellness on your own, or "free climb", but the trek will be significantly more difficult, and there will be no one "on the ground" to spot an easier path or remind you of different techniques you can implement to overcome those problem areas. So even though you are the one doing all the work, your therapist is an integral part of your team, who spots the problem areas ahead of time and assists in identifying the various tools you can use to get past them. In essence, they help you work through the problems in this way, without actually pulling or pushing you up the side of the "mountain". This is how you gain the strength and coping tools needed to persevere toward this summit and all future summits. Thus, rock climbing has taught me that when you replace "I" with "we", mental illness truly does become mental wellness❤

    #MentalHealth #CollegeMentalHealth #wellness #CollegeSports #Sports #Therapist #Psychiatrist #ChronicIllnessStigma #EndTheStigma #MentalHealthStigma #BipolarDisorder #Agoraphobia #BrainInjury #Medication #Inspiration #Depression #Addiction #MentalHealthHero

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    Wellness Wednesday: Exercising With Limited Mobility To Manage Type 2 Diabetes

    My friend and colleague, Corinna, recently wrote an article about using exercise to manage type 2 diabetes for individuals with limited mobility.

    Take a few minutes to read her article,
    “Exercising With Limited Mobility to Manage Type 2 Diabetes”


    ❓For those with limited mobility, what types of movement that you currently do?

    ❓What advice would you give to others managing diabetes with limited mobility?

    Share your experiences in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #ChronicIllness #Lifestyle #exercising #wellness #physicalactivity #MobilityAids #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    Special Item

    OK. This is probably weird but I am giving it a try. So say you are going to a place, any place, doesn't matter, and you can't bring people or pets, so you have one item you are allowed to bring with you. What would your special item be? Have some fun with this, I hope! #Friends #Friendship #friendships #MightyTogether #MentalHealth #FamilyAndFriends #New #lonely #alone #NoOneFightsAlone #StrongerTogether #Together #SocialInteraction #social #wellness #EmotionalHealth #Health #relate #Chat #Share #post #safe #SafeSpace #Connections #Positivity #positive #Fun #Mindful #Mindfulness #Kindness #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness Self-esteem Self-worth #self -love #Confidence #Life #Lifestyle


    How are you dealing with your mental health?

    Hi friends! As a provider and someone who has struggled with their mental health, I am aware of the barriers that we all face getting mental health treatment. So I am curious...

    How are you improving your mental health?

    What services/resources are you using?

    What is working? What isn't?

    #MentalHealth #wellness #Healing

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    Your mindset matters

    Instead of thinking, “What if this doesn’t work out?” think, “What is this works out great!?”
    #mindset #mindsetshift #wellness #positiveselftalk #Positivity #positivemindset