No início do ano eu comecei com mais um projeto, de ler mais livros, porém com a correria do meu trabalho e produzir conteúdo, eu li o total de 0 livros por enquanto e tudo bem.
A falta de tempo que vivemos devido a inúmeros fatores é uma realidade, que muitas vezes não pode ser alterada, então muitas vezes não conseguimos fazer todas as milhões de coisas que gostaríamos e TUDO BEM.
Você é um ser humano, então como todos os outros, precisa descansar e viver, então não se cobre tanto, não ao ponto de tornar tudo uma obrigação. Algumas coisas precisam e devem ser despretensiosas e divertidas.
Então, caso não consiga fazer tudo o que planejou no tempo que previu, não se desespere, estabeleça uma nova meta. Que esteja de acordo com a sua realidade.
Hey friends! Listen up! I’m done with putting on the “perfect life” front on my instagram page. Trust me, without filters and good lighting, I look like I’ve been in hibernation for months.
We all do it. We all make it look like we have hundreds of people we hang out with every weekend, that our makeup is always on point, and that we’re always happy. But that’s not the way it is. You and I both know that.
Everyone, including myself, struggles with something. That could be anything: body image, confidence, mental illness, family and friends, the list goes on. But we all try to hide it, and I don’t know why. From now on, this page will be honest and authentic. Yes, some days I feel beautiful and happy, and other days, I can get really down on myself.
This page, from now on, is my platform to share daily struggles and tips with y’all. I’m so excited to start this journey and show my authentic life with you. I encourage you to do the same. So much more to follow, xoxo, Meg.
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A reminder that it's okay to say no. If you're not comfortable with something, trust yourself and take some time for you. Be as assertive as you can in that way. Yes, step out of that comfort zone and experience new things but not to the detriment of your mental, physical or emotional health. This is your life!
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Therapy is one path towards healing and growth, but there are many paths that also create space for healing every single day. Here are just a few that I talk a *lot* about with my clients and (try to) practice myself:
∆ Breathwork: accesses our parasympathetic nervous system, which helps calm us down. Our breathe is life-changing!
∆ Journaling and writing: allows us to process and express our internal and external experiences; gives us space to reflect and gain perspective.
∆ Practicing self-compassion: Releases oxytocin and literally changes our body chemistry; decreases our inner critic.
∆ Time in nature: allows us to unplug, find more presence, and gain many physical and emotional health benefits.
∆ Practicing curiosity and mindfulness: Empowers us to have more control over how we respond to our lives, our thoughts, and our experiences.
∆ Shifting our inner narrative: Allows us to explore what no longer serves us, what stories we might not need to carry anymore, and the way we speak to and about ourselves.
As always, there is no one-size-fits-all. Where do you find healing in your own life? What would you add to this list (which could probably include 100 other things)? What has supported you in finding healing throughout the day? What would your circle look like?
Bonus: draw one for yourself that includes your own personal practices!
extreme hunger is a source of great anxiety during recovery from an eating disorder. sometimes, physical feelings of fullness are experienced, yet a deep drive to eat persists; this causes concerns about overeating.
physical/mental restriction leads the body to believe that it’s dealing with a famine. consequently, conservation of energy becomes a top priority, and many systems and processes are compromised.
the digestive system is a notable example. some things that may occur in the GI tract include gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the contents of the small intestine), weakening of the intestinal muscles, and reduction of digestive enzymes and beneficial bacteria.
as a result, when food intake begins to increase, the digestive system is overwhelmed, having had deteriorated over time. however, the body as a whole has suffered an incredible amount of damage and requires a significant supply of energy to repair itself and return to its optimal state.
thus, the feedback received by the brain is rather contradictory. the digestive system signals that it is overburdened, while all the cells in the body demand more fuel. this explains feelings of being both physically full and extremely hungry during recovery.
I also want to make it clear that not experiencing extreme hunger doesn’t make an individual “less sick” or “not sick enough”. restriction is detrimental to everyone - period (physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially). the presence or absence of extreme hunger does NOT serve as a barometer of the severity of damage.
compassionate treatment and support is necessary for ANYONE who has compensated for eating, been deprived of sufficient energy intake, limited their food consumption to certain types of food (without medical need), compulsively exercised, and/or experienced anxiety over food and movement.
P.S. all information regarding the digestive system comes from The Eating Disorder Institute’s article on extreme hunger. check out their website for amazing recovery resources❤️ #alexfoodfreedom
I don't know who needs to hear this but listen...
no one can tell you what to do.
Live your life do what you want.
Stay inside ,
go to the movies alone ,
eat that fav food eat another slice of pizza
or dance cause you can and sing out loud even though your shite at it. Post that photo your not sure of but like.
Know what what ever you do is your choice - you got one life and one day you might not be able to do the things you can today.
So here I am it's in my hands
And I'll savor every moment of this
So here I am alive at last
And I'll savor every moment of this
Won't you think I'm pretty
When I'm standing top the bright lit city
And I'll take your hand and pick you up
And keep you there so you can see it
As long as you're alive and care
I promise I will take you there
We'll drink and dance the night away
We'll drink and dance the night away
I am pleased to announce that I have been offered and I have accepted a 2019/2020 internship position as the Counseling Intern in the Light of Hope program at CVIC. CVIC is a community violence intervention center that provides a variety of services and programs for individuals. I am very excited for this opportunity! #mentalhealth#counseling#und
Just a reminder to check on your friends- happy, sad, in between. For me, depression has reared it’s ugly head again recently (it was bad last summer leading me to think it was the weather- hot and miserable- yet here we are again) and that’s life for people who fight depression. Ups and downs. And it definitely doesn’t look the same for everyone✨
DO YOU EVER WAKE UP WANTING TO CHOP YOUR HAIR OFF ⁉️
remember i posted i was #rapidcycling ??? welp... i woke up sooo #depressed and around 3:40 in the afternoon i said #shorthair don't care
#swipeleft and see the before picture
am i even the same person????
Mental health issues are pretty common. Most people experience an episode of anxiety or depression in their lives. For some, this makes them more empathetic to what people who have these disorders go through. Unfortunately, for many, this makes them less empathetic - as in, "if I got over it, you can too!" But mental illness doesn't work like that. It's not a period of grief or stress. It is a legitimate disorder that can be managed but not simply "gotten over." The more we understand ourselves and others, the more rational and accepting we can be. 💚 #endthestigma#thefutureisstigmafree#mentalhealth#mentalillness#trauma#ptsd#anxiety#stress#depression#bipolar#schizophrenia#therapy#wellness
Day 15: A message from my inner elder - The Empress - I think I’m being asked to fully accept who I am and play to my strengths instead of feeling like they’re weaknesses. Maybe I should reconsider the way I view my participation as a therapist. Instead of feeling like I’m not being useful when I don’t always speak I can appreciate that I have to fully receive others before attempting to form my own opinions. I often feel like I don’t have the words fast enough, but I think there is strength in sitting back and developing an understanding before jumping in. Some things just take more time to gestate before they can surface. There’s nothing wrong with my slower pace. I think I still need to be careful not to interpret my receptive nature to having to wait until I have the “perfect” response, as if there is one. I could stand to allow myself to make more mistakes and just express whatever I can when I can. I know I often find myself holding back because I do work at a slower pace and tend to feel like it’s too late by the time I am ready to contribute. There is room for me to express myself if I get out of my own way. #soultarotchallenge
COULD IT BE COFFEE? // Suggesting an adjustment with coffee consumption to my Melbournian clients is always met with great resistance: “coffee is life”, “but I need it to function”, “I’ve heard coffee is good for you!” etc. etc... It’s true, coffee can be beneficial to health, boasting an impressive antioxidant profile. However, not all of us are cut out for that mega dose of caffeine in our systems daily. Caffeine is a drug, just like any other, and it may have side effects. Some of us can handle higher doses than others. If you suffer from anxiety, insomnia or a racing mind, consider taking a week-long break from coffee. A week is doable! See how you feel. I’ve seen so many clients freed from their anxiety and insomnia simply by cutting coffee and other sources of caffeine. Note: black tea, cacao, chocolate, energy drinks and green tea also contain lots of caffeine, so cut or minimise these too.
Have you noticed whether or not coffee affects you?
With the support and encouragement of loved ones around me, I came to the realization that things do not equate to time. Turning 30 has helped me rid myself of society, other people’s and my own expectations on to an age, particularly an age that seems to be monumental. 💕More at www.biologiquelife.com💕
AWARENESS. Let’s just talk about awareness of your own personal cycle for one second.
Prior to a year ago I had no idea why I was angry, lethargic, anxious, bloated, had headaches and cravings every 21 or so days—I just did. Sounds silly to not correlate it until I was full on menstruating.
After finding out that I have #PMDD and being told to go on anti-depressants because it was the only option, I tried just being aware of those feelings happening. (Plus a few other secrets I added to my routine - more on that later 😉).
This week, I started to crash. I didn’t feel as motivated as I typically do. I wanted to sleep an extra hour. I ate mac and cheese for breakfast (and it was delicious)… I just wasn’t feeling like me.
Because I had awareness of these feelings, I didn’t make it someone else problem. I didn’t create expectations for myself. I simply gave myself some space to be a little lower than I normally am.
What are you not currently aware of that’s causing sticking points? Where could you allow more space for being kind to yourself? Don’t be shy - share below ⬇️
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| HEAVY METAL DETOX SMOOTHIE | This smoothie is delicious and also perfectly designed to include 5 key ingredients that work together in synergy to pull heavy metals like mercury, lead, aluminum, nickel, copper, and cadmium out of your organs where they accumulate.
Heavy metals can be responsible for countless disorders and symptoms including Alzheimer’s, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, autism, bipolar disorder, numbness, tics, spasms, hot flashes, heart palpitations, hair loss, brittle nails, memory loss, insomnia, fatigue, migraines, and depression.
These liver troublemakers are virtually everywhere. They are present in things we come in contact with every day, such as aluminum cans, batteries, metal cookware, pesticides and herbicides, old paint, and even the foods we eat.
It's virtually impossible not to have a certain amount of these toxic heavy metals, so it's vitally important that we get them out before they can wreak further havoc on our health. Thankfully, it's relatively simple to remove them from our organs if we consume the following all-star team of foods
Spirulina: This edible blue-green algae draws out heavy metals from your brain, central nervous system, and liver.
Barley grass juice extract: This nutritive grass draws out heavy metals and prepares mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina.
Coriander: Goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals from yesteryear.
Wild blueberries: Unlike cultivated blueberries, wild blueberries draw heavy metals out of your liver and brain tissue, healing and repairing any gaps created by oxidation when the heavy metals are removed.
Atlantic dulse: This edible seaweed binds to heavy metals, but unlike other seaweeds, it is a powerful force for removing mercury on its own.
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie
2 cups wild blueberries
1 cup coriander
1 cup orange juice
1 tsp barley grass juice powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
water to blend
In a high speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. If a thinner consistency is desired, add up to 1 cup of water. Drink daily for optimal benefits.
I spend a lot of time restricting my diet and I also spend a lot of time trying to get over that. Food is fuel and today I actually ordered a soya hot chocolate and ignored the guilt. So what if I've consumed x amount of calories over my 'safe number'. Life is for living, right?☕️
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Friday fuel 🍌🍓
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Happy V Day x 🌿💕🥂
This time next week I'll be in the Lake District, cosied up next to a log fire with my favourite people after a day of walking, fresh air and beautiful surroundings. I cannot wait💭🍃