The world is increasingly designed to depress us. Happiness isn’t very good for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-aging moisturizer? You make someone worry about aging. How do you get people to vote for a political party? You make them worry about immigration. How do you get them to buy insurance? By making them worry about everything. How do you get them to have plastic surgery? By highlighting their physical flaws. How do you get them to watch a TV show? By making them worry about missing out. How do you get them to buy a new smartphone? By making them feel like they are being left behind. To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business.
-Matt Haig, Reasons To Stay Alive
Today's clients. Been a busy Tuesday at the studio. Met lots of lovely new clients. Hopefully I'll be their new best friend once their daith piercing starts working for them all🤞🏼 Consultations and after care appointments are completely free with myself @ titanium. Pls just book first. The piercing is £25. Could be the best money you've ever spent. #titanium#piercedbyvicki#migraine#daith#anxiety#fibromyalgia#goodluck
They say waking up every day is a struggle. That it’s like fighting a battle day-in, day-out. And that often the hardest part is trying to hide it. “It’s a suffocating feeling of dread and foreboding that affects you physically as well as mentally,” “It can feel like it's hard to breathe and your heart might be racing even though you're just sitting at your desk. It can be very isolating when loved ones don't understand or tell you to snap out of it or pull yourself together,” sucks the life out of you and everything around you - you are constantly tired, unenthusiastic and sad. Nothing really brings you joy and you become quite isolated and withdrawn.
It makes you over-think and dwell on things and the physical effects can be crippling - insomnia, no appetite, breathing difficulties and panic attacks.
I wanted to share with you a business that I've recently started! It's called Scentsy! The products that they carry are mainly warmers, diffusers, and scent waxes for every holiday! We also sell a ton more 😬🙌 I love the products because they are perfect for self-care. If you would like to look at my catalog please message me! My website is also in my bio!! 💕
I did a lot of blocking people before uploading this post 🙈 so if your reading this & you know me personally, know that I obviously trust you & must like you 😜The reason I created this separate account is because I don't particularly want to share such personal things with people that I know but I love the support this page provides & want to be honest.
Let's be real part of the reason it's been easier to upload this is because I'm tanned 😉
I've had 37 days off plan, a month off work because of my anxiety & today is the day I returned to work & get back on plan. I'm feeling all kinds of emotions & my anxiety is through the roof but I've got 6 weeks until my gynaecologist appt. I won't be weighing myself now because I'll only feel worse as to what the scales say plus I can tell by the two holes on my work belt that I've had to go up that I've gained weight 🙈but I will weigh myself in 6 weeks time before my appt as the hospital will need to know my weight.. so here's to the next 6 weeks fully on plan & managing my anxiety as best as I can 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 #slimmingworld#slimmingworlduk#slimmingworldlife#slimmingworldonline#sw#slimmingworldjourney#weightlossjourney#pcos#pcosuk#polycysticovariansyndrome#pcosweightloss#anxiety#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#anxious
Went to a wedding on Saturday. Before the ceremony started, one particularly rude and ignorant acquaintance I talked to mentioned that a friend of theirs also had fibromyalgia, then went on to actually ridicule their friend - and I suppose by extension me - and dismiss the condition as a "fake illness". This broke my heart, mostly for the friend who has this toxic person in their social circle. It also (naturally) infuriated me. Before I could educate them on the finer points of how not to insult and demean the chronically ill, the bride arrived and the ceremony began so the conversation abruptly ended.
I share this in the hopes that it will illuminate a little of the day-to-day realities of life with chronic illness, not only in terms of physical symptoms but in everyday social interactions with 'healthy/normal' people. We get called hypochondriacs by those who don't know us well enough to know of our condition, but presume to judge us based on outer appearances. Some know we are ill but have no idea how much pain we are in because we look fine outwardly.
Fyi, I came home from the wedding with a fibro flare-up and the flu. Still feverish and coughing up my lungs and experiencing vertigo on Wednesday morning, all because I was out for a total of 4-5 hours on the weekend.
If that woman felt the pain and fatigue of fibromyalgia herself, would she dare speak that way? What if her own daughter developed those awful, unexplainable symptoms, and there was nothing she could do to relieve her child's pain? It is just beyond me why anyone would even bother to fake being in constant pain. What twisted glory could possibly be gained from it?
If you've read until the end, thank you. Even if you aren't aware of anyone around you who is chronically ill (trust me, though - there will be quite a number), I hope this will at least be a reminder not to judge people based on the tip of the iceberg that you can see, and to always try to be kind to others because you don't know what they're going through 💓
Ever feel on edge & restless?! I've been feeling like I have this bottled up energy that I can't release, but I'm exhausted at the same time! #toddlermom I'm agitated & impatient. // These 4 in the diffuser have been incredible for calming, grounding, & relaxing me. .
🍋🌲 AGITATION BLEND 🌿🌸
4 drops Bergamot - antidepressant & neurotonic (helps you respond to stress)
4 drops Cedarwood - sedative (calming & relieving of anxious feelings)
2 drops Ylang Ylang - sedative & hypotensive (lowers blood pressure)
1 drop Lavender - antidepressant & sedative
All of these oils are incredible for anxiety, frustration, stress, & fear. BUT, Bergamot is ✨AMAZING ✨because of its neurotonic properties. 🤓 // stay with me 👉🏻 .
The sympathetic nervous system is one of the three main divisions of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system functions to regulate the body's unconscious actions. The sympathetic nervous system's primary process is to stimulate the body's fight-or-flight response. As messages travel through the sympathetic nervous system your body can have different reactions, such as accelerated heart rate, sweating, raised blood pressure, constricted blood vessels ... S T R E S S . // 🍋 Bergamot's neurotonic properties work with your body to improve the tone or force of the nervous system, and help you to have a healthy response to stress; altering the messages that are traveling through the sympathetic nervous system. 🤓How cool is that?!?! 🤗
Today I'm grateful for:
❤Feeling more peaceful about everything going on right now
❤My amazing huge wonderful family ❤My sense of humor and the ability to laugh at life ❤This gorgeous fall weather ❤The coffee helping my brain to function on 4 hours of sleep
❤Friends at work who listen and vent and share problems together, even when we don't see each other
❤Instagram. It sounds stupid but it's a good reminder that there is always someone else who understands what you struggle with because they are fighting the same battle. And it is so encouraging to see how many people are willing to be open about it and normalize it. You are not alone.
Triangle ✨ the triangle is resilient, it's foundation is strong + sturdy. Therefore, no matter how much pressure you put on any of its sides, it will not crumble. It sources everything it needs within its confines. When we practice this shape, we're practicing confidence, strength, and stability from within. We're practicing the ability to not be easily blown over by outside circumstances. The ability to create a resilient sturdiness from the base of our feet to the heights of our hearts.
This past weekend, I completed my trauma informed teacher training. This was a long time coming + the reason I wanted to teach to begin with, was to bring this practice to communities + shelters of women in need. I am grateful for my experiences, giving me the ability + resources to now make an impact on a cause so near and dear to my heart.
Arrrgh! Happy #TalkLikeAPirateDay ! I love this because the #PiratesOfTheCaribbean movies mean so much to me. When I was sick, I couldn't do much, but I could go on an adventure with pirates in the sunny Caribbean! What favorite movies/shows have helped you through hard times?
Happify is such a delight of an app http://ow.ly/fBs130ffZat . This positive psychology app will help you enhance your thoughts and mood on a daily basis. Did I mention that the activities and games are fun? It is great for people who are experiencing stress and anxiety. It has many free features and the games are awesome! Enjoy! #happify#positive#fun#awesome#freedom#freedomrivera#coachmefreedom#stress#anxiety
Do you struggle with #anxiety , #depression , #PTSD , or other concerns? Are you looking for more natural or integrative ways to support your mental health, or advice on stepping up your self care game?
Farrah is a highly qualified holistic healthcare provider with personal and professional experience safely and effectively supporting body, mind, and emotions while living with #mentalhealth struggles and #invisibleillnesses . She brings with her great knowledge as well as deep compassion to help assess your unique needs and address them boldly!
For more information on Farrah, the services she offers, or to set up a consultation or other session, visit www.farrahakeser.com (link in profile) or call 860-218-9119
Our Water Bodies
Are you ready? This is it! I am elated to share this with you! Two years ago, I started running experiments on #water . I wanted to better understand how water works within ME!
I had researched various water experiments, molecular manipulation of snowflakes and water experimentation using #emotion and #vibration . I became fascinated with what I was learning and how I could use what I was learning to improve my very life. I learned that water is subject to emotional response. Although water cannot change as a compound, it can change molecularly and it does. Water is affected by how it feels. Water absorbs emotion and has a molecular response.
As with all things I share, I run experiments on myself, and those around me, for years before I even open my mouth. I started this in 2015. This was a most simple experiment that you can do in your own home. Simple or not, this experiment illustrates how water works within us, beautifully.
I took four Solo cups and filled them with the same amount of water. Now before everyone goes getting crazy, understand this is not an experiment conducted in a lab. However, I think you’ll still get the idea. I filled four cops with the exact same amount of water. I wrote a label on each cup and Ilabeled it so. I had “Happy”, “Sad/Alone”, “Love”, and “Bad”. I put each of the cups in a different location in my house. The Love water stayed right by my bed where my son and I snuggled at morning & night and there is always mucho love in my room. I put Happy in the living room where the water would have lots of people around, giggling, playing, & interacting. I put Sad/Alone in my daughter’s room. She had gone to college & nobody was going in her room at all. I instructed the other kiddos not to go in there. I put “Bad” in the guest room where it was by itself.
I was going to run this experiment for a week.Part 2↩:
It is so frustrating when the worst of your problems aren't solvable by medication. I know I sound like such a baby, but therapy really is hard, and not having a simple solution to things like chronic shame or severe self esteem issues can be so frustrating. Some of my problems are so inherent to my being that it feels like they'll never go away, and if they did, I wouldn't be me anymore. On a more positive note, I went on a walk and found myself having thoughts like "I'm grateful for hitting rock bottom because nothing can ever be as bad as that." Being able to have optimistic thoughts is such a huge win for me. I used to be barraged by compulsive negative thoughts 24/7 and its such a blessing to live in a more balanced brain. (Sorta. There's still a large part of me that wants to be miserable all the time. I don't even wanna get into explaining that to my therapist because I don't understand it myself.) #recovery#recoveryispossible#recoveryisworthit#mentalhealth#mentalillness#bipolar#depression#anxiety