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  • Wow, it has taken me so long to hit share. The demon I’ve been fighting, silently for a very long time. For all those clueless, I think I only really told myself in the last 7 days. I’ve only been told by a complete stranger in the past 24 hours. So for someone in complete denial there was anything wrong, there is only the All or Nothing approach. Been given this diagnosis scares the shit out of me! I’m sat here now still thinking I don’t think I can over come this, this is the only way I know. But I want to, really really want to. OCD isn’t always cleaning or colour coding. It’s crippling thoughts in your head, compulsions you can’t just ‘forget about’ and it’s making yourself think you’re losing your mind. But today is day one, to try and raise more awareness of this mental illness. People just throw the phase around of ‘oh it’s just my OCD’ and it’s not even close. But ultimately it’s to fix what’s going on inside this head of mine. As even though my heart is really happy, my head isn’t at all. #ocd #ocdawareness #mentalhealth
  • Wow, it has taken me so long to hit share. The demon I’ve been fighting, silently for a very long time. For all those clueless, I think I only really told myself in the last 7 days. I’ve only been told by a complete stranger in the past 24 hours. So for someone in complete denial there was anything wrong, there is only the All or Nothing approach. Been given this diagnosis scares the shit out of me! I’m sat here now still thinking I don’t think I can over come this, this is the only way I know. But I want to, really really want to. OCD isn’t always cleaning or colour coding. It’s crippling thoughts in your head, compulsions you can’t just ‘forget about’ and it’s making yourself think you’re losing your mind. But today is day one, to try and raise more awareness of this mental illness. People just throw the phase around of ‘oh it’s just my OCD’ and it’s not even close. But ultimately it’s to fix what’s going on inside this head of mine. As even though my heart is really happy, my head isn’t at all. #ocd #ocdawareness #mentalhealth
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  • Before you sell out, do you have to buy in first?⠀
    Are all thing achieved only after their inverse?⠀ I ask because I’ve been cursed⠀ with a thin skin and with big words⠀ I write in verse because I outburst⠀ when my mouth-words are kept inwards⠀

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    A huge problem of mine is the urge to always vocalize my feelings. I'm not saying it's bad to voice ones innermost. I'm saying it probably shouldn't come down to each and every thought that passes between my ears.⠀

    I'm honestly very sensitive. Everything thing I experience explodes into a fireworks display of thoughts and feelings. It's beautiful, but it's loud. ⠀

    #thoughts #feelings #poetry #mind #healing #psychology #poems #mentalhealth
  • Before you sell out, do you have to buy in first?⠀
Are all thing achieved only after their inverse?⠀ I ask because I’ve been cursed⠀ 	with a thin skin and with big words⠀ 	I write in verse because I outburst⠀ 	when my mouth-words are kept inwards⠀
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A huge problem of mine is the urge to always vocalize my feelings. I'm not saying it's bad to voice ones innermost. I'm saying it probably shouldn't come down to each and every thought that passes between my ears.⠀
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I'm honestly very sensitive. Everything thing I experience explodes into a fireworks display of thoughts and feelings. It's beautiful, but it's loud. ⠀
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#thoughts #feelings #poetry #mind #healing #psychology #poems #mentalhealth
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  • We are pleased to announce that BLUE H.E.L.P. has the opportunity to go racing with one of the top IndyCar teams with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports! We have been selected to receive unique marketing support to help our critical mission based on a co-sponsorship with one or more of our current or new partners.
    Team Co-Owner, Sam Schmidt, paralyzed from the chest down following a track accident when he was a driver, formed the Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation to give those with similar life devastating injuries a purpose in life. He also works on suicide prevention programs for paralyzed individuals.

    If you are interested in learning more about this awesome program powered by 650 horse powered engines going over 230 mph, please contact Karen Solomon at Karen@bluehelp.org. #indycar #mentalhealth #BlueHelp #WatchYour12 #schmidt #lawenforcement
  • We are pleased to announce that BLUE H.E.L.P. has the opportunity to go racing with one of the top IndyCar teams with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports! We have been selected to receive unique marketing support to help our critical mission based on a co-sponsorship with one or more of our current or new partners. 
Team Co-Owner, Sam Schmidt, paralyzed from the chest down following a track accident when he was a driver, formed the Conquer Paralysis Now Foundation to give those with similar life devastating injuries a purpose in life.  He also works on suicide prevention programs for paralyzed individuals.

If you are interested in learning more about this awesome program powered by 650 horse powered engines going over 230 mph, please contact Karen Solomon at Karen@bluehelp.org.  #indycar #mentalhealth #BlueHelp #WatchYour12 #schmidt #lawenforcement
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  • This Sunday I launch my mental health project: Trimmin' The Stigma.

    A series of episodes exploring what goes on inside the minds of young men in this day & age. We will be tackling a wide spectrum of issues/experiences.

    One man at a time, we will be Trimmin' The Stigma around mental health in young men.

    Instagram: goo.gl/V2GuUJ
    YouTube: goo.gl/V7e8tb

    Donations/shares would be much appreciated.

    #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters
  • This Sunday I launch my mental health project: Trimmin' The Stigma.

A series of episodes exploring what goes on inside the minds of young men in this day & age. We will be tackling a wide spectrum of issues/experiences.

One man at a time, we will be Trimmin' The Stigma around mental health in young men.

Instagram: goo.gl/V2GuUJ
YouTube: goo.gl/V7e8tb

Donations/shares would be much appreciated.

#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters
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  • Through the work of @ph_d_epression, we received a question of why we are in #gradschool if it makes us so unhappy. Okay, fair question. And I realize I’ve never actually said why I decided to stay.

    So why am I here when it makes me unhappy? There’s a few reasons.

    1. I’ve met amazing people. Yes, I am unhappy with my job, and many days I fight to be able to get up and go to work. But my life outside of work is phenomenal. I couldn’t imagine it being better. I have wonderful friends and coworkers, so I am constantly surrounded by people who motivate me, support me, and just generally make me happy.

    2. It’s a career move. To really be fulfilled in my career, I’m probably going to need that PhD. If I want to be respected/trusted as a scicomm officer, I need to know my shit, and there isn’t a better way of really getting to know your shit than to take on the perils of grad school. We may come out a little more broken than when we walked in, but we also come out powerful scholars, capable of learning independently and thinking critically.
    3. I started this, so I’m going to finish it. I know that’s a stupid reason to keep doing things that are harmful for yourself, but it really is one of mine. My mental and physical health have deteriorated in grad school, which isn’t uncommon. But I can endure it, so I will. It’s made me stronger, more resilient, and more sure of what I want in the future.
    4. There are opportunities in grad school that are very hard to get anywhere else. Right now, I am organizing symposiums with famous scientists, helping to run the social media accounts of a university-wide program, attending international conferences for free, and being given access to every scientific paper and discovery in the world. Not many places can provide all of that (and more). So yes. It’s hard, stressful, and sometimes feels impossible, and I’ve been sent on a #mentalhealth trip that will take years to get out of. But I’ve got an amazing community here and a really bright future ahead. I've grown and strengthened in a way I couldn't have anywhere else. To me, that's worth a lot.
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  • Through the work of @ph_d_epression, we received a question of why we are in #gradschool if it makes us so unhappy. Okay, fair question. And I realize I’ve never actually said why I decided to stay.

So why am I here when it makes me unhappy? There’s a few reasons.

1. I’ve met amazing people. Yes, I am unhappy with my job, and many days I fight to be able to get up and go to work. But my life outside of work is phenomenal. I couldn’t imagine it being better. I have wonderful friends and coworkers, so I am constantly surrounded by people who motivate me, support me, and just generally make me happy.

2. It’s a career move. To really be fulfilled in my career, I’m probably going to need that PhD. If I want to be respected/trusted as a scicomm officer, I need to know my shit, and there isn’t a better way of really getting to know your shit than to take on the perils of grad school. We may come out a little more broken than when we walked in, but we also come out powerful scholars, capable of learning independently and thinking critically. 
3. I started this, so I’m going to finish it. I know that’s a stupid reason to keep doing things that are harmful for yourself, but it really is one of mine. My mental and physical health have deteriorated in grad school, which isn’t uncommon. But I can endure it, so I will. It’s made me stronger, more resilient, and more sure of what I want in the future. 
4. There are opportunities in grad school that are very hard to get anywhere else. Right now, I am organizing symposiums with famous scientists, helping to run the social media accounts of a university-wide program, attending international conferences for free, and being given access to every scientific paper and discovery in the world. Not many places can provide all of that (and more). So yes. It’s hard, stressful, and sometimes feels impossible, and I’ve been sent on a #mentalhealth trip that will take years to get out of. But I’ve got an amazing community here and a really bright future ahead. I've grown and strengthened in a way I couldn't have anywhere else. To me, that's worth a lot.
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  • If you are suffering from PTSD or anxiety, you really don't have to. Most of my clients have been through counseling, CBT, pharma drugs before they get to me with no hope and disbelief anything actually works but I promise you, the methods and techniques I use are second to none.
    If you'd like a friendly chat to find out how I can help send me a message.
  • If you are suffering from PTSD or anxiety, you really don't have to. Most of my clients have been through counseling, CBT, pharma drugs before they get to me with no hope and disbelief anything actually works but I promise you, the methods and techniques I use are second to none. 
If you'd like a friendly chat to find out how I can help send me a message.
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  • Todays workout was hard!!!! I struggled to keep up... I struggled even while modifying... it was intense!

    However I still freakin did it!!! The thing is... workouts won't get you the results if you don't push those limits.

    You can scream and yell...maybe even spit out a few expletives.... but at the end of the day... when you finish that workout... You can wear that badge of honor.... because you earned it!

    Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am gonna strut my stuff...because I am awsome!
  • Todays workout was hard!!!! I struggled to keep up... I struggled even while modifying... it was intense!

However I still freakin did it!!! The thing is... workouts won't get you the results if you don't push those limits.

You can scream and yell...maybe even spit out a few expletives.... but at the end of the day... when you finish that workout... You can wear that badge of honor.... because you earned it!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am gonna strut my stuff...because I am awsome!
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  • New youtube video today! Today is a serious topic- Mental Health.
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    Make sure you check it out. 😘
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    #youtube #linkinbio #mentalhealth
  • New youtube video today! Today is a serious topic- Mental Health.
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Make sure you check it out. 😘
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#youtube #linkinbio #mentalhealth
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  • If you live with "health anxiety" because your illness is unpredictable and you don't know how you'll feel day to day or hour to hour, this message from @spoonie_village is for you:
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    "The irony of having an illness is that it's completely unpredictable day to day, sometimes hour to hour, combined with the fact I really can’t handle uncertainty in my life because of my health. Yeah, just let that process for a minute haha because how absurd is it that I adapt to my illness constantly fluctuating; but my life, my routine, my safety blanket of feeling like I have control of something in my life right at this moment doesn’t stand a chance.
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    I admit I have got a bit better with it lately, but it’s difficult adapting because the notion of embracing uncertainty has never been a strong point of mine (I am a classic Taurus, stability is like my middle name), but combined with illness, not knowing what’s happening in my general life sense is harder to handle. Like not knowing if I can do what I’d choose or like to do. Do I need to go with the flow more or is it just worry over not living enough?
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    I get to the point of writing this when I ask myself, am I alone in this? Will this resonate with anyone or am I just massively overthinking this and the post could just basically be about the fact that one way to keep it stable is to ensure there’s enough rest and recovery time before and after 'doing a thing.'
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    But then that’s the point, by being too stable and sensible with my health am I missing out on embracing uncertainty? Or does it simply come down to finding a balance between reducing the impact activity has on my health and embracing the unknown a bit more?"
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    #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #spoonie #spooniecommunity #fibromyalgia #ehlersdanlossyndrome #raredisease #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #invisibleillness #themightysite
  • If you live with "health anxiety" because your illness is unpredictable and you don't know how you'll feel day to day or hour to hour, this message from @spoonie_village is for you:
•••
"The irony of having an illness is that it's completely unpredictable day to day, sometimes hour to hour, combined with the fact I really can’t handle uncertainty in my life because of my health. Yeah, just let that process for a minute haha because how absurd is it that I adapt to my illness constantly fluctuating; but my life, my routine, my safety blanket of feeling like I have control of something in my life right at this moment doesn’t stand a chance.
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I admit I have got a bit better with it lately, but it’s difficult adapting because the notion of embracing uncertainty has never been a strong point of mine (I am a classic Taurus, stability is like my middle name), but combined with illness, not knowing what’s happening in my general life sense is harder to handle. Like not knowing if I can do what I’d choose or like to do. Do I need to go with the flow more or is it just worry over not living enough?
•••
I get to the point of writing this when I ask myself, am I alone in this? Will this resonate with anyone or am I just massively overthinking this and the post could just basically be about the fact that one way to keep it stable is to ensure there’s enough rest and recovery time before and after 'doing a thing.'
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But then that’s the point, by being too stable and sensible with my health am I missing out on embracing uncertainty? Or does it simply come down to finding a balance between reducing the impact activity has on my health and embracing the unknown a bit more?"
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#chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #spoonie #spooniecommunity #fibromyalgia #ehlersdanlossyndrome #raredisease #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #invisibleillness #themightysite
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  • I’m such a bullshiter to some.
    In one poem I write how self love is enough and then in next how i feel like a grave. But this is me, this is my life of being bipolar depressed. One day its a roller coaster and you enjoy the ride, and on next it’s train wreck. Casualties everywhere. And then you’re sitting in your room after 10 messages too much that you’ve sent, trying to fix everything, and you just bury yourself deeper in your own shit. And to the other person you simply just look crazy. but you want to be better and you realize your mistakes, but that’s the thing with people - everyone can have understanding till certain point, after that point, they won’t give a shit if you’re sick or not. It’s not their problem. And it shouldn’t influence their life. They have every right to walk away. They need to walk away. The guilt is overwhelming sometimes when i think how much damage i done to them with my episodes of panic attacks and words in general.It’s like having a shit tones of stones on your chest and you simply can’t breathe properly, just gasping for a little bit of air. And deep inside you know you might not make it. And part of you wants that. Because everything would just stop. Good, bad, all of it.
    You accept what you are and you deal with it. It was never about not wanting a life. It was about not wanting to live like this in a life you’ve been given. That’s all.
    And for the next person that says, well then change it, I say, what the f.. do you think I’m trying to do with every breathe I take. I’m trying. And failing. And fuck it.
    My reality is not yours. And that’s the sad part with every person that has mental illness. You never seem to be on the same page with the person you love the most.
    And that is what will break your heart many times more, even after they all leave. And you act most of the times that all is ok. Fake it until you make it, isn’t it. .
    #poetry #writer #mentalhealthawareness #deppression #anxiety #life #writersofinstagram #love #poem #human #mentalhealth #mentalillness #survive #onyourown
  • I’m such a bullshiter to some. 
In one poem I write how self love is enough and then in next how i feel like a grave. But this is me, this is my life of being bipolar depressed. One day its a  roller coaster and you enjoy the ride, and on next it’s train wreck. Casualties everywhere. And then you’re sitting in your room after 10 messages too much that you’ve sent, trying to fix everything, and you just bury yourself deeper in your own shit. And to the other person you simply just look crazy. but you want to be better and you realize your mistakes, but that’s the thing with people - everyone can have understanding till certain point, after that point, they won’t give a shit if you’re sick or not. It’s not their problem. And it shouldn’t influence their life. They have every right to walk away. They need to walk away. The guilt is overwhelming sometimes when i think how much damage i done to them with my episodes of panic attacks and words in general.It’s like having a shit tones of stones on your chest and you simply can’t breathe properly, just gasping for a little bit of air. And deep inside you know you might not make it. And part of you wants that. Because everything would just stop. Good, bad, all of it. 
You accept what you are and you deal with it. It was never about not wanting a life. It was about not wanting to live like this in a life you’ve been given. That’s all. 
And for the next person that says, well then change it, I say, what the f.. do you think I’m trying to do with every breathe I take. I’m trying. And failing. And fuck it. 
My reality is not yours. And that’s the sad part with every person that has mental illness. You never seem to be on the same page with the person you love the most. 
And that is what will break your heart many times more, even after they all leave. And you act most of the times that all is ok. Fake it until you make it, isn’t it. .
#poetry #writer #mentalhealthawareness #deppression #anxiety #life #writersofinstagram #love #poem #human #mentalhealth #mentalillness #survive #onyourown
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  • The #ResolutionRebootEvent2019 is just one week away! If you’re looking for a health and wellness boost to get you on track for 2019, joining the Resolution Reboot tribe is just the seed you need to plant to help you grow into the person you want to be. Tickets on sale now! 🌱
  • The #ResolutionRebootEvent2019 is just one week away! If you’re looking for a health and wellness boost to get you on track for 2019, joining the Resolution Reboot tribe is just the seed you need to plant to help you grow into the person you want to be. Tickets on sale now! 🌱
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  • there is no certain way you have to look like to be non-binary.
  • there is no certain way you have to look like to be non-binary.
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  • Being able to consciously connect to ourselves and the world around us on an emotional, physical and conscious level is one of the fundamental hallmarks of being human.

    Our fast-paced lives, shorter sleep cycles and demands of work and home create layers and layers of stress and strain that manifest in a resilient barrier between us and the natural world. Interestingly, and unfortunately, this barrier also includes the relationship we have with ourselves. We can become reactive and overly critical of ourselves and others.
    Yet when we meditate, we can become the witness to our emotional reactions, indulging them when relevant and recognising those that are repeated patterns of negative behaviour and thought processes. After four months of learning, neuro-plasticity also begins to loosen and dissolve the negative neuronal pathways that result in reactive and emotive responses. We feel more balanced, aware and conscious of ourselves on an emotional level, and with this connectivity, we can consciously move into more positive actions and reactions.
  • Being able to consciously connect to ourselves and the world around us on an emotional, physical and conscious level is one of the fundamental hallmarks of being human.

Our fast-paced lives, shorter sleep cycles and demands of work and home create layers and layers of stress and strain that manifest in a resilient barrier between us and the natural world. Interestingly, and unfortunately, this barrier also includes the relationship we have with ourselves. We can become reactive and overly critical of ourselves and others. 
Yet when we meditate, we can become the witness to our emotional reactions, indulging them when relevant and recognising those that are repeated patterns of negative behaviour and thought processes. After four months of learning, neuro-plasticity also begins to loosen and dissolve the negative neuronal pathways that result in reactive and emotive responses. We feel more balanced, aware and conscious of ourselves on an emotional level, and with this connectivity, we can consciously move into more positive actions and reactions.
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