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Sam Fegan
(@sammyf)

4 Minutes Ago

I’ve shared stuff from The Captain for years. This guy knows his shit. From now on, all my advice will be from @sgrstk . There will be no exceptions. 😎 ********************************************** #mentalhealthawareness #bpd #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #borderline #mentalhealthmatters #abusiverelationship

Many people today dont understand importance of good mental health. Good mental health increases your overall performance in anything you are doing. And it helps lifting others than just yourself. Please take time to think about your mental health. Are you really happy?? Are you just pretending?? Are you trying to escape your mind?? Talk to people about mental health. It is nothing to be ashamed of. It shows how strong you are! #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #depression #selfcare #selflove #love #mentalillness #health #motivation #therapy #recovery #wellness #mindfulness #psychology #healing #fitness #mentalhealthmatters #inspiration #life #meditation #wellbeing #loveyourself #awareness #support #love #happy #thoughts

There’s a way to hold space for yourself and others 👆 @holisticallygrace

Te Whare Tapa Whā, a model designed by leading Māori health advocate Sir Mason Durie in 1984. ⁠ ⁠ At Wera we try to incorporate Te Whare Tapa Whā into all of our daily practices, in our approach to mahi, whanau and all our relationships. We try to respect each other's whare's as we respect our own and be reminded to replenish when we need to. It is very important for us to uphold this kaupapa an example of something small we do here, is for every hui we have we start with karakia and waiata and we have a welcoming space (in all of our offices) so all our manuhiri can feel comfortable to bring their tamariki/whanau. All these little things contribute to your tapawhā and mental wellbeing and we really try to uphold these values. ⁠ What do you do? Any ideas or suggestions for workplace or whanau Tapawhā strategies we could implement? ⁠ ⁠ #mhawnz #mentalhealthawarenessweek #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #wellbeing #hauora #arohamaiarohaatu #tewharetapawhā #health #mindfulness #selfcare #wellness #mentalhealthawareness #love #motivation #healing #mentalhealthmatters #healthylifestyle #aotearoa #māori #whanau #whenua #wairua #tinana #hinengaro ⁠ ⁠

A few people asked me this week if I was running the Swindon Half Marathon for a charity and if I needed sponsoring. Well, this time I’m not. I’m just running for me. However, one of the reasons I run and got in to running in the first place is to do with my mental health and fitness, and my past (and at times ongoing) experience of depression and anxiety. Tomorrow I’ll be wearing the same top I wore for the London Marathon, where I did raise money for @mentalhealthfoundation. I’ll be doing this as one of the ways I can continue to contribute to the discussion about mental health/fitness/wellbeing, to remind people that mental health matters, and that it truly is ok not to be ok ❤️ . If you want to support me, you can do so in the 3 following ways: . 1. Talk about your feelings and listen to those trying to speak up about their struggles. . 2. Love yourself and love others. Be kind. Be patient. Be compassionate. Be yourself and let others be, too. . 3. If you’d really like to show your support by a monetary donation, as I said I’m not running for sponsorship but any donation to a mental health charity of your choice would always be appreciated. . Thank you xx . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalfitness #mentalwellbeing #health #fitness #wellbeing #depression #anxiety #itsoktonotbeok #itsoknottobeok #endthestigma #healthybodyhealthymind #healthymindhealthybody #whyirun #running #runnersofinstagram #runner #halfmarathon #swindonhalfmarathon

Where’d you rather be right now? *** While I was bedridden I would day dream about all the things I would do and places I would see once I was healthier. *** Sometimes we need to get out of the present moment and take ourselves somewhere we would rather be. #potssyndrome #potsie #chronicillnesses

When you buy 2 things that weren’t planned and that were once fear foods in one grocery trip 🎉 So thankful for a good talk with my best friend last night and that she has my back no matter what she’s got going on personally or how busy she is. Having people like her makes doing what I need to do for my recovery so much easier. #recoveryjourney #recoveryispossible #eatingdisorderawareness #anythingispossiblewithfriends #mentalhealthmatters #allfoodsfit #fearfoods #onebiteatatime #anorexiasurvivor #cantwaittoeatthem #healingfoods

Enemy WHO 👀 . . . . . . Nice post @iamdaliasmith

He took his eyes off the road and glanced at her. Do you believe in God? She smiled. Uh. No. Oh. She giggled. Why? Do you think there's a God? Yeah, he replied. I know there is. How do you know? I feel him. Inside of me. And I know he's looking after me. Protecting me. I can feel his power. Okay, she said hesitantly. Hey! Watch the road! He kept looking at her. Watch the road k? He smiled and accelerated. Ahead the lights turned red. WATCH THE FUCKING ROAD! He laughed. You're now about to witness the power. . . . . #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #vancouverphotographer #mentalhealthjourney #breakthestigma #way2ill #photographyislife #visualmobs #visualambassadors #mentalhealthwarrior #writersofig #artofvisuals #photographyislifee #fatalframes #photographyeveryday #bipolar #vancouverisawesome #agameoftones #photographylovers #igtones #visualgrams #endthestigma #storytelling #writingcommunity #photographysouls #writersofinstagram #anxiety #storytellingphotography #loadedlenses #coquitlam

Great day in Queensbridge with our amazing Advocacy Ambassador Daris (center) and NAMI-NYS! NAMI-NYS is collaborating with NBA Legend Metta World Peace and Showtime Sports to present a very special community event at the Queensbridge public housing facility.⁣ ⁣ NAMI NYC is honored to partner with Metta World Peace and the Queensbridge community to bring our peer-led support programs to even more residents of Queens – at the heart of the very place Metta called home when he was growing up – and address the mental health needs of this diverse community, from youth to seniors, with a powerful and proven model of support.⁣ ⁣ Queensbridge is the nation's largest public housing facility, and we have been told that this is the first time NAMI programs have been offered directly within public housing. We are proud to be a part of this important event. ⁣ ⁣ #mentalhealth #mentalillness #naminyc #iwilllisten #act4mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthishealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarriors #mentalillnessawareness

Sunday Morning Yoga end the weekend on a Yoga High⠀ ⠀ Hot Vinyasa Flow with Caroline Buist 10-11am⠀ ⠀ Book online to secure your space as this class can be a sell out!!⠀ ⠀ Weloveyogachester.co.uk⠀ ⠀ Cancellation Policy will be in effect if the class is a sell out- So please cancel online if you are unable to attend and allow another to Practice. Namaste🙏⠀ ⠀ #chestertweets #chesterhour #yogaeveryblessedday #loveyourself #hotyoga #mindfulness #meditation #changeyourlife #lifeskill #listentoyourbody #yoga #asana #yogapose #yogacommunity #yogaforlife #yogalifestyle #headspace #selfcare #getfit #mentalhealthmatters #mentalfitness #innercalm #innerspace #innerbeauty #newyogaclasses #chesteryoga #vinyasaflow #namaste

I went for a walk in Epping Forest today. It was hard to get out with my mental health being so bad but I got out and the sun was shining and I’m glad I did. I’m absolutely exhausted now but I know it was better for me to move and have some fresh air than to stay in bed all day. I’m very frightened at the moment that I’m spiralling and struggling to get out of this relapse, so taking it day by day and trying to find at least something that made that day worth facing is so important. 🧡 #depression #depressed #anxiety #anxious #anxietydisorder #depressivedisorder #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #relapse #chronicpain #chronicanxiety

Take a step back and inhale🙏 You're never given anything in this world that you can't handle💪 Be strong, be flexible and remember who you are and who loves you 😁 💕

Haven't we all judged someone on the basis of their looks, appearances? Or had conversations around somebody else's weight and complexion behind their back? Or for that matter pined for someone else's physique and beauty? Mulled over how much better we could have looked, if only..... This is a poem for every body. Fat, skinny, dark, wheatish - these are just terms limiting us. The question is - HAVE YOU FOUND THE COURAGE TO LISTEN TO THE SONGS YOUR BODY SINGS TO YOU? Go ahead... give it a try my friend! You'll realise how beautiful you are. It's true! Also, #bodyshaming affects ones #mentalhealth very gravely. So, in the #10minsofmetime try moving your prespective beyond the set notions and standards of the society. Keep the power to #defineyourbeauty to yourself! Link: https://youtu.be/YwbA48D_Pgk #stopbodyshaming #stopfatshaming #stopskinnyshaming #shreyalogue #choosebeautiful #losehatenotweight #bodypositive #bodypositivemovement #writing #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #anorexia #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetryporn #poetryofinstagram #poetrylovers #spilledink #poetsofinstagram #poets #poetrygram #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #writersofig #writers

I’m supposed to go to my cousins 11th birthday party this afternoon and I’m already like... too many people, too small a place, too much everything when I could just be home in pajamas. #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #mindovermatter #mentalhealthmatters #erasethestigma #anxietyisreal #depressionisreal #aneverydaybattle

I’m supposed to go to my cousins 11th birthday party this afternoon and I’m already like... too many people, too small a place, too much everything when I could just be home in pajamas. #anxiety #depression #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #mindovermatter #mentalhealthmatters #erasethestigma #anxietyisreal #depressionisreal #aneverydaybattle

Emotions can often come on strong and fast, and often initiate a cycle of thoughts and behaviours (see previous post!). Because of this, a lot of the time we may think we know what caused an emotion, but can be unaware of what is actually happening in this whole process. And, if we are unaware of it, how can we begin to make any of the changes, or feel or act differently? I find using these questions as journal prompts (or make a chart if you’re feeling fancy), can help us break down whats actually happening. And, in doing this we can step back, viewing the situation as a whole and maybe seeing things we couldn’t before. In this way possibly giving us more control and agency, over how we think, feel and react in situations. . . . . . . . #therapy #counseling #dbt #dbtskills #dbttherapy #copingskills #emotionskills #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #healing #healingjourney #emotionalwellness #emotionalwellbeing

Woebot
(@woebot)

33 Minutes Ago

Reflecting on what you are grateful for is one of Woebot’s founding principles and through the years the gratitude journal has become a favorite among users. Taking time to reflect on the positive aspects of our day can really change our mood. In celebration of World Gratitude Day, head to the Woebot app and add an entry to your gratitude journal! #worldgratitudeday • • •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ • #cbt #labels #mentalhealth #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #anxiety #psychology #selfworth #mindfulness #mentalhealthmatters #recovery #selfhelp #healing #loveyourself #selfconfidence #gratitude #depressionrecovery #bodypositivity #woebot

Tomorrow needs you 🍂 // Just one of the many important sayings that @twloha shares. As I’ve shared in my stories, on my personal fb page, + my posh fb group, I’m donating all of my commissions from your orders for the month of October to this amazing non-profit. I also had to make a post here so you can like, share to your stories, + help me promote! I have bath bombs for $5 each (or any order placed through my link!) + you’ll receive a postcard I purchased myself directly from TWLOHA. Treat yourself + support an amazing cause. // #mentalhealthmatters #twloha #youareenough #selfcare

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Just a quick hello on this lovely Saturday. I’m doing well. Had 2 training shifts yesterday and the day before. Off today. Back on tomorrow and then Wednesday. So far so good. I’m enjoying the sunshiney weather, being lazy, getting some laundry done. Yay.

That feeling when life is falling apart, but still manage to pull yourself together and flash a smile. You’re a true warrior! 🖤 #keepgoing

ARE YOU DISGUSTED? How did you feel when you looked at this photo of a spider? Approximately 1/3 of people are frightened and have a spider phobia. Interestingly, only around 12 of the 35,000 species of spiders on earth are lethal. Despite the relatively low risk of a spider harming a human, many people have a strong reaction - disgust, fear, nausea, anxiety, even panic. Researchers have found that people who fear spiders are also more likely to fear a whole group of other "fear relevant" animals (small mammals, such as rats & mice, animals that tend to have a slimy appearance, such as amphibians, snakes & lizards; insects & invertebrates such as slugs, snails, cockroaches, and other creepy-crawlies). A common reaction to these critters is disgust. The disgust emotion is a response that has evolved to prevent the spread of disease and illness, and primary disgust eliciting stimuli are things like mucus, feces and vomit–all of which may carry pathogens that could spread disease. We react to these types of stimuli by avoiding touching them, by feeling nauseous, by making sure we do not put them in our mouth or ingest them, we also have a distinctive facial expression that conveys disgust, and this involves a wrinkling of the nose (to prevent smells and pathogens being inhaled) and a down turning of the corners of the mouth. Photo: A spider spotted on a walk. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #arachnophobia #arachnophobic #phobicanxiety #phobias #spiders #feelinganxious #fearofspiders #psychologyandmore #natureinspiration #psychologycoreconcepts #disgusting #disgust #anxiousness #fearfactor #instaphobia #instapsychology #psychologytip #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealtheducation #mentalhealthmatters #factsaboutlife #factsabouthumans #interestingfacts #spidersofinstagram

There's something about the ability to control ones own thoughts that changes everything. The world becomes a whole different place. - - - - - #depression #nevergiveup #inspiration #happiness #mylife #mentalhealth #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters #nevergiveuphope #mylifemyway

This cat is everything ! 😂😍👏 #outtakes ! Learning a new song ! #dontcallmeangel !!! @arianagrande @mileycyrus @lanadelrey @frankiejgrande @joangrande @bluebird @iamskot @courtneychipolone Hope you love it ! 😍😍👏 . . . . 🎵 ❤️ #music #genre #song #songs #melody #hiphop #rnb #pop #love #rap #dubstep #instagood #beat #beats #health #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawarness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalgains #bewell #invisibleillness #healthandwellness #mentalstrength #depression #anxiety

We CAN change those voices. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Crisis text is 741-741. We are not alone. #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexiarecovery #bulimiarecovery #bidrecovery #mentalhealthmatters

One of the biggest things I’ve had to learn is not everyone needs my energy. Not every situation needs a reaction and knowing when to let things go and when to speak up is a fine balance. . . . When people chat shit about me I used to get so mad! Me reacting in that way literally added fuel to the fire they’d started. Now I remember their opinions of me aren’t facts. So let them talk! . . . Letting every negative comment affect you is destructive. These days I refuse to let the negative opinions of people who are quite clearly ignoring their own demons disrupt my peace. It’s hard, sometimes I really want to lose my shit but experience has taught me it’s not worth it. . . . I might not speak on everything, but don’t take the piss. I’m not a dickhead. You can still get it. . . . For all my latest blog posts, link in bio.

I'm sweaty and stinky, but what a great cause #bridgewaystrong #mentalhealthmatters #keeporegonhealthy

#selfcare is not always glamorous. Remember to take time off to recharge. Trust your gut when you are #notready #havetonsofmovingpieces #wanttobesolo or just know due to life transitions it’s not the best time for a new project, new relationship or move. Know your triggers and be honest about your shortcomings. There is no shame in being transparent and true to self. #takeaknee #mentalhealthmatters

We braved the rain with umbrella assistance. 💛💚💛💚💛 #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #afsp

I've seen it time and time again where people define themselves through the approval from others. I've also seen people crave desire from others and defining their worth as a person from whether or not that person desires them. • It's so incredibly disheartening to see such amazing people sent into a tailspin because of the actions of others. • When we allow people to affect us in such a detrimental way, we give away our power. • Instead of depending on others to define how you feel, take control and define how you feel. • Define what you can do, which I hope is an infinite number of things. • Take matters into your own hands. • #girlswithgoals #mind #mindset #grow #growthmindset #learning #personaldevelopment #personal #selfcompassion #selfgrowth #selfcare #selflove #selfworth #psychology #psychmajor #counsellingab #counsellingbc #mentalwellness #mentalhealthmatters #counselling #counsellingvancouver #psychologyquotes #psychotherapist #personalgrowth #mentalhealth #worth #worthy #yyc #yqf #yvr

September is Suicide Prevetion month. The US national talk line is 1-800-273-8255 call lines for other countries in the comments. 🧠 Today’s Challange: Check in time! Try to reach out the three people 1- in your circle 2- in an outer circle and 3- someone you are ‘just Facebook friends’ with. See how their weekend is going. 🧠 Today’s resource: Check out mental health America. They have a list of resources and information about depression; basic facts, depression test, what does it feel like, causes, symptoms, types, treatments, and a local resource search. https://www.mhanational.org/depression-support-and-advocacy Suicide is in the top 10 leading causes of death for all age groups. It’s number 2 for ages 10-34!!! More than two times the number of people died from suicide per year in the US than homicide. In the U.S. We loose on average 130 of our fellow humans per DAY! We loose 2,192 per day in the world! This number does not count drug overdoses. In the U.S. we loose 188 per DAY from overdose!

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Whether creating art or creating life, it's important to nurture yourself and your needs. Special thanks to @pushthrubox and @keisha_reaves for the Push Thru Mamas Conference! #kreatewithmia #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #maternalmentalhealth #feminist #blackwomenmatter #womensrights #entrepreneur #artist #creatives #createmorethinkless

Today Was A Good Day *ice cube voice* I couldn’t thank you all enough for coming out, riding strong & proud with me! Today we made a difference, together. Today we helped those that need us the most! Today we rode for the Out of the Darkness charity which brings awareness to suicide & suicide prevention. I cannot thank each & everyone of you enough for being a part of this special day! Thank you 💜 as a community, we need to create an environment that normalizes the conversation of mental health & suicide, that extends the proper education & knowledge of the topic; to end the stigma against suicide. And today we got a little closer to doing that. Again, thank you! AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO @kdoersam for being such a bad ass ❤️💁🏻‍♀️ love you girl & thank you for being You. . . . #sweatforacause #suicideprevention #suicideawarenessmonth #suicideawarness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #workitout #fitlife #cyclebarnation #cyclebarfamily #cyclebarcharity #champangeandcookies #chairtyevent #rideforsuicideprevention #rideforsuicideawareness #rideforacause #rockyourride #tapitback #cborchardparkplace #meetmeatthebar

. . . . ~. The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master. . ― Robin Sharma ~. . . . . #master #servant #themind #conditioning #consciousness . . .

Have a blind eye to the chaos around you, and only speak of beautiful things. ———————————————————— Some may not understand what this concept means. To me, it represents all the kids and young adults who have to go home to abuse daily and act like everything is fine. To me this was how I felt growing up. I felt as if I had to be blind to what was happening, and I feared of saying anything other than beautiful things about my home. Make sure to always check what is behind the door of your loved ones and friends homes, you never know what chaos might be present that you never expected to be there. Sending my love to everyone. 🦋💚🧷

She has been through hell So believe me when I say Fear her when she looks into a fire and smiles -Corona 📸: @llukellarsen 🦋 so happy I got to shoot with Luke! Give him a follow, it’s so worth it! ———————————————————— This quote resonates with me so much I plan on getting it tattooed on the back of my arm right above my elbow. I already have a Persian mental health quote running down my neck stating, “This too shall pass” as I’m a firm believer happiness, sadness, every emotion is temporary. I have been through so much and so many forms of abuse growing up that the struggles I face now can come off comical at times. The backlash I face now is the OCD and anxiety that developed as a result of my past. I didn’t have the chance to develop any coping mechanisms, so now I’m trying my hardest to develop a coping mechanism tool box so as my OCD, anxiety, and PTSD continue to come into my life, I will be able to laugh instead of coward in fear. My first round of exposure therapy was today. It was so so daunting but I know in the long run it will be so worth it. I love you all. Hope you all have a wonderful evening 🦋💚🧷

“Be enough for yourself first, the rest of the world can wait.” 🖤🧷🦋 ——————————————————————— Growing up in such a chaotic home when I was younger truly taught me the importance of taking care of others, the importance of being someone’s keeper. & that role will never change. She knows who she is. 🖤 Recently, I’ve been reflecting and I’m so frustrated I didn’t stand up for myself during those times of heartbreak, I wasn’t my own keeper. I let those things happen that I hardly ever speak of. I wasn’t enough for myself during those 12+ years, and I’m still recovering from who I was to who I want to be now. ———————————————————————— This post signifies that the world can wait now, it’s my turn to be enough for myself, it is my turn to be my keeper. 💚🧷🦋

Does the color of my coat match the color of my aura? 🌙 —————————————————— Too many times I find myself wondering what color is my Aura? Is it red indicating my anxiety and OCD? Do I go back between red and blue? Calm and then erratic and hypersensitive? My partner says he’s seen my aura before, and it is Orange. Others have told me before it is orange. I wish I knew more about aura’s and their identification processes. If you know more, please educate me below. ❗️🦋🧷Maybe @annabakesconner could teach more 💚

Look after yourself from within, and your beauty will shine through on your skin 🦋 ———————————————————— Today was a fast day, which generally results in good days. Who struggles when days drag out and all you can do is stare at the clock? Today I gave myself a break, I had an amazing glitter-died shoot with @photosbykuku and @riah___lou which helped get me out of the house and appreciate what is going on around me rather than being secluded at home all day. Going out and shooting truly helps me get out of my hermit ways by staying in bed/ in the house all day. So thank you @photosbykuku for today. You are so amazing at what you do. But everyone already knew that. 🦋😭💚🧷

Nothing New to share today 🦋 ——————————————————— Nothing new to share other than the typical day living with anxiety and OCD. Intrusive thoughts are my issue today. To those that say you can control your thoughts, HA! Tell me what pill I can take to do that. Taking it hour by hour, day by day. 🦋💚

This is how I feel when I can’t grip my mental health. I feel distressed, spiraling, and stuck in place. @beewriteswords didn’t just capture me, she captured my raw emotions from the past few days in this image and I love it so much 🦋😭📎 ————————————————- I’m so grateful that the few photographers I have worked with are absolute CREATORS. @beewriteswords listened to my backstory and shot as I told her my truth & just look at what was produced from it, magic. 🦋😭💚🌾 ————————————————- Everyone, take the two seconds and follow @beewriteswords because it is beyond worth it 🦋

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ——————————————— Woke up early this morning wanting an escape. This scooter I’m sitting on works right?! 😅 It is important to remind yourself that daily self affirmation is so important. Just looking at yourself in the mirror or writing down that YOU are lovely, YOU are beautiful/ handsome, YOU are worthy. Too often I feel guilty for feeling happy or joyful. Not today. Not allowing it, and neither should you. 💚🦋🧷

“She would rather walk alone in darkness than follow anyone else’s shadow” —————————————————- Got to work with @thedivineexperience and this image is so amazing!!!!!!! So excited to see how the rest turn out. 🧷🦋

Nothing in this world can torment you more than your own thoughts 💭 —————————————————————— Went to my therapy session yesterday. Do some of you all come out of therapy super excited and ready for change and then another day it’s super hard and all you want to do is sleep for a day or two. Therapy is something that I took for granted all of these years, but if you’re thinking about going and getting therapy I 100% say YES. Find your RIGHT therapist. Finding the right therapist is like finding the correct dosage of medication. You have to diligently work with your doctor to determine what dose is right for you, if you need a different type of medication in the same field that helps with sleep, etc. I WISH I didn’t have to take the medication I do throughout the day. I’ve tried to completely come off of them due to the stigma and I realized when I wasn’t taking my medication and taking care of myself in that sense, I wasn’t Maddy, either. I felt dissociated from myself. I’m chemically imbalanced. AND THAT IS OKAY. —————————————————————— So I told my therapist yesterday, majority everyone finds me to be a “happy” person. I have very high energy people commonly mistake for bubbliness even though 9/10 it’s just my anxiety/OCD. He looked at me and told me “Happiness is a by-product, Maddy. It isn’t something you go out searching for, it is a by product of the fulfillment of your values.” ——————————————————————— So often I plan to do things to grab on to this happiness, because if I’m out of the house, doing something, then I should be happy, right? Wrong. After yesterday I told myself I was going to stop looking for happiness, focus on the values I truly want fulfilled and accept happiness if it comes, and realize it is okay if it doesn’t. ——————————————————————— I hope you guys read this today and either have the courage to finally sign up for therapy or just simply know there is someone else out there struggling and we could all use the education, enlightenment and love that comes with mental health. 💚🦋

I know what it is like to be afraid of your own mind. ——————————————————————————— Anyone out there today that is struggling with any mental illness, I hope you come across this today so you know that you are not alone. I hope to grow this platform so many know they can always come to my page knowing they can message me with their distress without any judgement. Everyone needs that safety pin, or vault when their mind becomes too frightening to handle on their own. 💚

W A N D E R L U S T 🌾🦋🌿🌸