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I’m really struggling at the moment. like, a lot. eating is harder than ever and my mood is so low. I’m still challenging myself but I’m spending my whole time planning how to restrict the next day. my parents are completely in control so I have no choice but to eat what they tell me, which makes me feel awful even though I know it’s what I need. I have absolutely no way to restrict which I know is ultimately good, but I want to restrict so badly. I’m fighting so hard for my gcses, but I feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do to prepare for them. I’m eating everything I’m told to at the moment cos I know it’s the only way I can have any chance of sitting them, but it’s so hard. my family’s under so much pressure, my illness is only a small part of the issues my parents have to deal with everyday. I can see how stressed they are and I just want to see them happy again. everyday is a struggle at the moment, and I’m so tired. I know I’ve just got to keep grinding through each day, eating what I have to and doing enough school work but it’s so hard. I’m not going to give up though, I’ve come too far to turn back now. I’m sorry that this isn’t a very inspiring or positive post, but I want to be completely honest with you all. hopefully my next post will be more positive! have a nice day everyone x
Hey guys, it's been a hot minute since I've posted or been active on here (kind of) but hello I'm back! Anyway, the reason for that is because I had a two day dance workshop experience over the weekend and, long story short, it was INCREDIBLE!!! I've honestly missed dance so much so this workshop was perfect at kicking me back into gear for the year ahead. Sure, I've been doing a few things here and there, but this was my first time FULL ON dancing. And I mean FULL ON! IT WAS INTENSE!! Not going to lie, the workshop was really challenging and a lot of hard work but I don't regret a thing and it was so worth it! I was super nervous at first because this was my first ever dance workshop, but then I realised that in order to grow and be successful you've got to be able to step out of your comfort zone, so that's what I did! This experience has honestly taught me so much and I'm so so glad that I went! 😄
The photo you see here is of an acai/smoothie bowl that I made a couple of days ago for breakfast on my birthday. Now that I actually KNOW how to make them, I can finally understand why people love them so much. THIS WAS THE BOMB!! It was honestly so tasty and refreshing and I'll definitely be making them more often. I think the reason why my smoothie bowl failed before (see my first ever FDOE) was because I didn't add enough ingredients and put in too much liquid. I think I've learned from my mistakes though and this just goes to show that practice makes perfect. I can't wait to try out some more combos! ❤
~ 1 large frozen banana
~ 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
~ few chunks of ice
~ 1 tbsp protein powder
~ 1 tsp acai powder from @unicornsuperfoods
~ 1/2 cup almond milk
~ protein granola
~ chia seeds
~ cacao nibs
You are so special my darling, even on days when it doesn't feel like it. Know that you are completely unique and that uniqueness is your power. Work towards being unapologetically you.
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everything is so difficult right now and i really feel like i'm alive for no reason at all.
i keep bothering and disappointing everyone and i don't know how to hold up anymore.
i'll be sent to the hospital probably in february and honestly i'd rather be there than at home, struggling with everything and being dangerously close to killing myself every so often.
i don't think i would at this point but i've been at the edge a lot lately.
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take care !
what is coming is better than what has gone 🖤
bin jetzt seit über 6 Wochen hier in der Schön Klinik und weiß nicht so richtig was ich davon halten soll.Bin aber im Moment sehr motiviert und habe ja auch am Sonntag eine Kuchenexpo gemacht! Mal schauen was noch so kommt;)
Mental health books give a voice to writers with mental illness around the world. At Chipmunkapublishing we raise awareness of mental health and the stigma surrounding mental health problems by encouraging society to listen. We are documenting mental health literature as a genre so history does not forget the survivors and carers of people with mental illness and disabilities.
Most of our publications are written by people with mental health experiences. We also publish books by mental health professionals, life coaches, nlp trainers, psychologists, psychiatrists, spiritualists and relationship experts. We also give a voice to family members of people with mental health issues and many other disabilities. Titles include autobiographies/memoirs, fiction, poetry, film scripts, plays, books of lyrics, anthologies, stories written by carers, self help books, academic works and more.We are a unique social enterprise focused on publishing both factual and creative literature. We want to reduce the humiliation that people with “mental illness” feel by being the main publisher of the mental health literary genre. We give people with mental illness a voice so that they can have the opportunity and positive mindset needed to lead better lives and hopefully full recoveries, or a least a deeper understanding and acceptance of what they have experienced.We also publish works by people who have learnt to live with their experiences, so their books can inspire fellow sufferers. Do not let your children grow up misunderstanding people with mental health issues. Let’s improve society so that mental health artists can empower people with mental health issues to be equal in society. Then they can shape their future and help others.We work with governments, health services, the media, mental health organisations, charities and private businesses to successfully publish and promote literature that encourages a positive attitude towards mental health issues. Chipmunkapublishing aims to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness once and for all.
Sol, ilumina meu caminho para que eu possa tomar as decisões certas.
Ilumina minha alma para que eu tenha força para passar pelos momentos difíceis.
Hoje me sinto grata por ter tido tantas segundas chances.
Hoje, tudo o que passei começa a fazer sentido, a minha existência começa a valer a pena. “Eu vim com um propósito, e não vou antes de cumpri-lo”.
Hey guys! I have another update for you. Yesterday wasn't a good day, I had another injury: I fell from the stairs of the underground, right in front of the Milan Cathedral, while returning home after an exam. As happened in April, I injured my back and my right ankle. My ankle wasn't cured in April because my broken back was more important, so maybe that's why it was so weak. Ambulance came immediately and I've been given a yellow code and transferred to Gaetano Pini hospital in the centre of Milan, in the first aid for emergency traumatology. They thought I might have broken my back again, and also my ankle. I had x-rays and luckily my ankle is only sprained. I have to keep this heavy bandage for a while and I can't walk without crutches (I'm desperately looking to get them for free somewhere) and after that, I have to wear an ankle brace. Regarding my back, there isn't a new fracture, but the x-rays showed a slipped disc and a reduction of two intervertebral discs (between L2 and L3 and L5 and S1). I have to wear a brace on my back too. My back hurts so much and I have to book an orthopedic-surgical visit with some doctors specialised in the vertebral column.
I don't feel great... Physically and mentally. This is just too much... I had an exam today but of course I couldn't go and feel so guilty. But I know, my health comes first.
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I’ve had to fight many battles in my life. By far the toughest was my battle against addiction...I’m so grateful I found recovery and I am now 6.5 years clean and sober.🙏
I had to put everything down and get my mind right! It’s been an incredible journey and one where I’ve learnt a lot about myself, one where I’ve been able to achieve great things, but more importantly I’m alive to tell the tale and I can now help others. ✌🏻😎
Determination, Gratitude and Faith along with a solid support network of positive high energy aspirational humans keep me connected to a life I could only of dreamed of...
Choose inner peace, choose contentment, choose happiness. Choose life!
I wish you all peace and love on this beautiful day. ❤️
Nog steeds zit ik met gister middag in mijn hoofd. Op school hadden we een les over discriminatie, niks raars aan juist goed. Je moest een kaartje trekken, of je was jezelf of je was een ander. De eerste ronde was ik een ander. De personen die een ander hadden getrokken moesten het nog een keer doen alleen uit de ogen van jezelf. Dus daar ging ik voor ronde 2. Ik durfde geen stap naar voren te zetten bij een stelling die eigenlijk waar was. Want ja ik ben bang dat ik een minder grote kans heb op een baan en ja ik wordt (vooral in de zomer) nagekeken op straat. Maar nee ik wilde niet voor de hele klas vertellen waarom. De kinderen die stappen naar voren hadden gedaan die moesten het uitleggen. Maar ik niet, want ik durfde niet naar voren. Ook al ben ik wel bang voor de kans op een baan, ook al wordt ik wel na gekeken op straat. Ik was gewoon bang omdat die taboe er nog steeds is. Ik wil niet anders zijn want ik ben niet anders.
CHOCOLATE 🍫 PEANUT 🥜 BUTTER AND BANANA SMOOTHIES is such a yummy 😋 breakfast!!! It honestly has so many nutrients 👍🏻 it’s high in protein and it’s super tasty 😋 RECIPE 🙏🏻
1/4 cup of almond milk 🥛
3/4 cup chocolate 🍫 almond milk or your desired chocolate😉
3/4 cup of peanut 🥜 butter
3/4 cup of ice
1 ripe banana 🍌
Add water 💧 if needed😍
I promise this smoothie was sooo delicious 🤤 and quick to make! Plus, @caitraspberry__ and our puppy 🐶 “Doug” loved this smoothie too😂😘! During Christmas 🎄 we got these metal straws from my wonderful grandma 👵🏽 which are so handy! Honestly I use them all the time and they are so easy to clean!!! It low key feels good knowing that it helps the environment and wildlife 🐠 every little thing matters and makes an impact in the world 🌎 even something as small as using a reusable straw 😊 I had such a wonderful day with my two favourites Caitlyn and Doug!
The fresh air is honestly so nice in the morning! It’s super cold in Canada 🇨🇦 but sometimes it’s just enough to wake me up for the day ❄️ so that’s good! I hope you all had a good day! Sweet dreams lovelies 😘
This is where it counts:
Over the year I've met some incredible guys. They're not celebrities, athletes or titans of industry. They are men who I trust and love. These men are investing in and pouring out into the lives of other men in need.
I was humbled to spend the evening with my brother Don Oldfield at his ministry, Life House to serve the brothers from Pine Street rehab center. The guys in this pic are pastors, worship leaders and prayer warriors who also came out to listen to my brother, @genemcguire4192 testimony and pray rings of fire around those in need.
I used to think "laying hands" on someone meant tossing them in jail for their crimes. Now I know the true gift is lifting others up, and praying for the forgiveness of their transgressions.
Don, Gene & my Brother William A Bear Hebert - I enjoyed the time and look forward to y'all bringing the band back together soon.
Lunch was left over Buddha bowl with peanut sauce!! Buddha bowl has a cup of jasmine rice, cup of shredded chicken, pumpkin, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes and spinach + salted caramel almond milk 🥛🍚🍅🥒🍄🥜🥕 I’ve increased my meals by double as I really want to get back to training but I’ve never felt this full!! Still pushing through though as I definitely want to get back👍
Recovery has taught me so many beautiful things. I’m learning to love myself, I’ve learnt to not care about others opinions of me because the only opinion of me that matters is the opinion I have of myself, I’ve learnt to embrace every moment and be grateful for all the gifts life has to offer, I’ve learnt who I am and who I want to be, I’ve learnt some of my deepest faults, I’ve learnt my brightest assets. Recovery taught me how to live happily and how to be okay with just being me. Recovery isn’t always easy and it can take a single choice to put me back to where I was a year ago but today I know I can make it through today, just for today. 🙏🏻❤️
I actually have a few things to talk about on here, but I’m going to wait until after today, partly because I might have even more to say after tomorrow, and partly because... I said in my last post I’d do a weekday fdoe, and I have pictures from today...! I always feel really judged when I post like more than one meal on here, mostly because I think it makes me look pretty fake... but... I’m trying to stay committed which is harder than it looks, and (tw) I somehow STILL didn’t quite reach my current calorie goal which is kind of irritating. I’ll try to make sure I definitely hit it tomorrow, even if it means more calorific meals because I won’t have a chance to eat between meals until the evening... but as for today... I finally finished my mock exams and I’m completely exhausted but I basically had the evening off and hopefully I’ll be more ready to tackle everything else that will be thrown at me! Anyway... onto the food:
I have a singing lesson early on Tuesday morning so I don’t like to eat a proper sized breakfast before it - so I usually have something a bit smaller and then have something like overnight oats a bit later at school as a sort of breakfast/morning snack. So before school I had a piece of toast with biscoff spread (I’ve been craving this sooo much omg) and a cup of ‘Christmas tea’ - basically spiced black tea!
Then a couple of hours later, overnight oats - oats, chia seeds, soya milk and yoghurt, raspberries, honey and a little granola on top!
Lunch: pasta with tuna, peas, sweetcorn and lactose free cheddar, a nakd bar and a clementine
These chocolates dotted around dinner... and dinner itself - this is an old photo, but we had the same - it would normally be slightly more meal-ish, but we sort of need to do a food shop soon...!
And evening snack: the last bit of the baked oats, with vanilla soya yoghurt, a bit of granola, pomegranate seeds, a couple of cherries and a bit of chocolate spread on top, along with an oat and almond milk hot chocolate! (Packing the calories in but in a delicious way 😂)
Again, please don’t compare yourself with this - we are all at different stages in recovery! 💕
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Comparing ourselves to others is so draining and exhausting. Why do we do it? Usually because we hate/dislike certain aspects of who we are, and prefer to become someone else. Very rarely do I hear people say “i accept myself the way I am.” Usually all I see or hear is “I want to look like him/her, I want their personality, I want their life” but why though? What do you gain by playing someone else’s role? I am a firm believer that everyone in this planet has a purpose in life and a reason for belonging here. There’s only o•n•e you. The reason that sounds so cheesy is because we do not believe we are enough or worthy just the way we are, and that’s sad. I was and still am a victim of this, and this is why I wanted to share it with you all. Be so uniquely yourself, that you embrace other people’s lives and ways of being, without feeling the need to change anything about yourself in order to be “accepted” by someone else. You are amazing and capable of anything you set your mind to, and once you come to terms with that, peace, love and acceptance will for sure be the reward. Being yourself can even inspire others to do exactly the same thing. Instead of living in a world full of jealousy and hatred, let’s build on one another and demonstrate that we can be happy by accepting ourselves just the way we are. It can be terrifying but amazing at the same time 💜✨