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A light that refuses to be extinguished

No one knows how hard you’ve had to fight to become who you are today

No one knows how many times you’ve rebuilt trust in yourself after being let down by others

No one knows how many times you rekindle your spark after someone tried to dim it

No one knows how many times you’ve turned pain into power to become who you are today

No one knows how many times you’ve crafted hope from a heartbreak to keep loving with a full heart

No one knows the strength it took to rebuild yourself after everything fell apart

No one knows how many times you healed your own heart to become who you are today.

-from a Viola Davis post on Instagram.

#Anxiety #MentalHealth #Youarestrong #Depression

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I was reading here on the mighty about acceptance and it got me thinking....overthinking in fact, so much so that I wrote a poem about it. It’s not great but I hope it gives comfort to some of you who feel like you can’t be accepted for who you are.

Accept yourself

Acceptance and love people claim comes from above..

Yet when it comes to it is “acceptance” in most instances real?

Is it some fictions phrase or is it something YOU feel?

Is it something you really need from anyone else?

Or is it something we can give to ourself?

Can you come and put this on for size??

With most people they say they “accept” you but that’s only lies..

What then is true acceptance?

Is it love? Unconditionally provided to you? it something else worth working to?

Because you can and will..Find others’ acceptance still..

The true kind..the kind you’d always wished you’d find..

For now just work on yourself..

That is true acceptance

So put the nasty opinions of others back on the shelf..where they belong!

You only need acceptance from yourself because YOU are strong! - a short poem by camron botha

#Poetry #MajorDepressiveDisorder #Selfacceptance #ADHD #overthinking #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #MightyPoets #Selflove #Youarestrong #LoveYouMore #loveyourself #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #ChronicFatigue #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #Abuse #youareworthy

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Self Care Sunday 🌻

Sunday's are my "do-nothing" days. The only thing I absolutely have to do is walk my pup (which I enjoy). I give myself this one day a week to do as much or as little as I want, letting go of the usual guilt that accompanies not doing enough.
I worked with a company for 8yrs that destroyed any kind of quality of life I had, that put the business above everything else, no matter what, and that eventually caused me so much emotional and mental abuse, it caused my pain and illnesses to skyrocket.
Now I work for a company that begs you take time for yourself, respects your off days, understands that you're human - and I now take my Sundays very seriously.

Sometimes it does cause conflict with friends. It might be the only day I have off and I won't go see people if I know I won't be able to handle it. But my health - both mental and physical - are more important now.

Remember to take as much time as you need to make sure you're as okay as possible (for your situation) 🌻
#ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #selfcaresunday #MentalHealth #Youarestrong #youareworthit

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Always have hope that your future is going to be so much brighter than you think. That whatever you're going through right now is not going to last. You're strong, courageous and worth more than what your mental illness may may make you think. #WorldMentalHealthDay #Youarestrong #MentalIllness #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #PTSD

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Emotional Growth

I think emotional growth is about realizing that your feelings are just that - feelings. not facts. not predictions. not omens. and you come up with a formula on how to deal with each kind. because life moves on and so do you. #MentalHealth #youarenotalone #Youarestrong