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  • Feminine Spirit Yoga
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Yoga to clear + open the mind to create a sense of 'open mindedness'... It is said that our soul thrives on adventure but too often our soul is fed just enough to survive and not THRIVE.
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A perfect practice of soul nutrients to ward off feelings of blah blah blah!! Wednesday + Friday 9.30-10.30am

Level 1 / 30 Garden St
Williamstown

Model: Miss Gigi

#yogateacher #yoga #yogawoman #susannecalmanyoga #spiritual #exhale #om #mentalhealth  #Williamstown #adventure #soul #yogainwilliamstown #healingyoga
  • Feminine Spirit Yoga
    🌻
    Yoga to clear + open the mind to create a sense of 'open mindedness'... It is said that our soul thrives on adventure but too often our soul is fed just enough to survive and not THRIVE.
    🐱
    A perfect practice of soul nutrients to ward off feelings of blah blah blah!! Wednesday + Friday 9.30-10.30am

    Level 1 / 30 Garden St
    Williamstown

    Model: Miss Gigi

    #yogateacher #yoga #yogawoman #susannecalmanyoga #spiritual #exhale #om #mentalhealth #Williamstown #adventure #soul #yogainwilliamstown #healingyoga

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  • Nailed over drawing my lips!!!! Lol 
First off I want to start out by saying that no matter if you have big lips or little noodle lips like me that you are beautiful! Why did I over draw my lips then? Well because it makes me feel pretty. I believe we are all beautiful the way we are but of course do what makes you feel beautiful.  Do what helps boost your self esteem! If coloring your hair, wearing fake tanner, overdrawing your lips, wearing makeup, not wearing makeup ext makes you happy then just do it. Who cares what people think. Who cares what people say. If it helps you feel like the goddess you are then just do it.  Yes iv been playing around with over drawing my lips... yes sometimes I wear fake tanner... yes I color my hair blonde even tho I'm a natural  blonde (i like the lighter blonde more)... yes I get tattoos and piercings... and yes that all helps boost my self esteem. 
Does that mean I'm fake??? Nope it does not. Because I am being true to who I am. I'm doing what I like. I am doing what makes me feel beautiful. I love my natural beauty that we all have but sometimes I need a little self esteem boost. We all have our little things that we do that makes us feel good about ourselves. Never feel bad for that. * * * * 
#selflove #selfcare #love #loveyourself #motivation #mentalhealth #healing #inspiration #positivevibes #makeup #mindfulness #happiness  #life #beauty #happy #selfworth #instagood #selfie #quotes #mentalhealthawareness #beautiful #bodypositive #positivity #skincare #goals
  • Nailed over drawing my lips!!!! Lol
    First off I want to start out by saying that no matter if you have big lips or little noodle lips like me that you are beautiful! Why did I over draw my lips then? Well because it makes me feel pretty. I believe we are all beautiful the way we are but of course do what makes you feel beautiful. Do what helps boost your self esteem! If coloring your hair, wearing fake tanner, overdrawing your lips, wearing makeup, not wearing makeup ext makes you happy then just do it. Who cares what people think. Who cares what people say. If it helps you feel like the goddess you are then just do it. Yes iv been playing around with over drawing my lips... yes sometimes I wear fake tanner... yes I color my hair blonde even tho I'm a natural blonde (i like the lighter blonde more)... yes I get tattoos and piercings... and yes that all helps boost my self esteem.
    Does that mean I'm fake??? Nope it does not. Because I am being true to who I am. I'm doing what I like. I am doing what makes me feel beautiful. I love my natural beauty that we all have but sometimes I need a little self esteem boost. We all have our little things that we do that makes us feel good about ourselves. Never feel bad for that. * * * *
    #selflove #selfcare #love #loveyourself #motivation #mentalhealth #healing #inspiration #positivevibes #makeup #mindfulness #happiness #life #beauty #happy #selfworth #instagood #selfie #quotes #mentalhealthawareness #beautiful #bodypositive #positivity #skincare #goals

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  • CST(CST) It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum & spinal column.
Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
#therapy #mentalhealth #selfcare #therapist #love #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #health #wellness #psychology #healing #counseling #depression #selflove #recovery #trauma #motivation #fitness #meditation  #mindfulness #family #art #physicaltherapy #counselling #ptsd #psychotherapy #support #atitlan #lakeatitlan #visitsanmarcos
  • CST(CST) It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum & spinal column.
    Few structures have as much influence over the body's ability to function properly as the brain and spinal cord that make up the central nervous system. And, the central nervous system is heavily influenced by the craniosacral system - the membranes and fluid that surround, protect and nourish the brain and spinal cord.
    #therapy #mentalhealth #selfcare #therapist #love #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #health #wellness #psychology #healing #counseling #depression #selflove #recovery #trauma #motivation #fitness #meditation #mindfulness #family #art #physicaltherapy #counselling #ptsd #psychotherapy #support #atitlan #lakeatitlan #visitsanmarcos

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  • this is what depression really looks like... stop telling people to “get over it” and stop laughing at them. understand that people have there own demons and battles and do everything they can to fight them off but not everyone wins...
suicide/depression is becoming too common and there needs to be more actions put in place. if you’re reading this right now, be there for the people you love. if they tell you they’re struggling don’t tell them to grow up-tell them they are not alone, make them feel special. talk to them until they fall asleep, never say you “don’t have time to talk” or “maybe later” because you might be too late... if you had just had that conversation with someone they might’ve still been here today. that is the scary part about suicide, your actions have a massive effect on the people around you and telling them you don’t have time is just an excuse, if you truly care about that person you would make time and make an effort. being there for someone costs nothing- be there for your friends and family. they need you and you need them. 
if you want to talk about a issue you are having or if you feel alone please please please message me, we don’t want to see anyone upset and we want to make a impact on your lives.  you are amazing, you are good enough- always remember them. you got this! 💘
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#deeppictures #depression #sticktogether #awareness #mentalhealth #illness #asthetic #viral #explorepage #makeadifference #weloveyou #youarenotalone #quotes #life #society
  • this is what depression really looks like... stop telling people to “get over it” and stop laughing at them. understand that people have there own demons and battles and do everything they can to fight them off but not everyone wins...
    suicide/depression is becoming too common and there needs to be more actions put in place. if you’re reading this right now, be there for the people you love. if they tell you they’re struggling don’t tell them to grow up-tell them they are not alone, make them feel special. talk to them until they fall asleep, never say you “don’t have time to talk” or “maybe later” because you might be too late... if you had just had that conversation with someone they might’ve still been here today. that is the scary part about suicide, your actions have a massive effect on the people around you and telling them you don’t have time is just an excuse, if you truly care about that person you would make time and make an effort. being there for someone costs nothing- be there for your friends and family. they need you and you need them.
    if you want to talk about a issue you are having or if you feel alone please please please message me, we don’t want to see anyone upset and we want to make a impact on your lives. you are amazing, you are good enough- always remember them. you got this! 💘




    #deeppictures #depression #sticktogether #awareness #mentalhealth #illness #asthetic #viral #explorepage #makeadifference #weloveyou #youarenotalone #quotes #life #society

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  • I don't know about you, but I've felt some huge shifts this year already. Growth and empowerment has been the central theme. It feels like things are finally clicking together and I have the confidence to achieve anything my heart desires. It has taken me 20+ years to get here and I feel such a huge sense of appreciation and peace inside. I feel like I'm finally manifesting the life of my dreams 🙏 Not from material possessions, but from inner contentment and happiness. Obviously we all have our days, but when the good days outweigh the bad that is success to me. -
What is something you've manifested recently? Share 👇
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Photo credit: @lauriebythesea -
#fitness #transformation #mentalhealth #recovery #hiking #mindbodyspirit #highonlife #manifestation #smugglerscove #sunshinecoastbc
  • I don't know about you, but I've felt some huge shifts this year already. Growth and empowerment has been the central theme. It feels like things are finally clicking together and I have the confidence to achieve anything my heart desires. It has taken me 20+ years to get here and I feel such a huge sense of appreciation and peace inside. I feel like I'm finally manifesting the life of my dreams 🙏 Not from material possessions, but from inner contentment and happiness. Obviously we all have our days, but when the good days outweigh the bad that is success to me. -
    What is something you've manifested recently? Share 👇
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    Photo credit: @lauriebythesea -
    #fitness #transformation #mentalhealth #recovery #hiking #mindbodyspirit #highonlife #manifestation #smugglerscove #sunshinecoastbc

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  • Just a reminder that if you're going through it...it's okay.

When I'm having a hard time, I like to peel away things later by layer until I can get to the root. Sometimes, I peel a few layers and find the cause and sometimes I spend days, weeks, slowly peeling away the layers to find out what's troubling me. 
Take all the time you need. Move as fast or as slow as you need to. Just remember that you don't need to apologize to anyone for not being okay.
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#motivation #motivationmonday #bestrong #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #wellness #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #health #heal #youareenough #gingerlyobsessed
  • Just a reminder that if you're going through it...it's okay.

    When I'm having a hard time, I like to peel away things later by layer until I can get to the root. Sometimes, I peel a few layers and find the cause and sometimes I spend days, weeks, slowly peeling away the layers to find out what's troubling me.
    Take all the time you need. Move as fast or as slow as you need to. Just remember that you don't need to apologize to anyone for not being okay.
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    #motivation #motivationmonday #bestrong #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #wellness #lifestyle #lifestyleblogger #health #heal #youareenough #gingerlyobsessed

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  • I feel like part of adulthood is getting hit hard with a financial burden over and over again. Sometimes trying to take care of yourself can seem like too much effort. ⁣
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The minor things add up, the bills pile on, and you simply because exhausted. ⁣
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I’m exhausted right now. Packing up these sales seemed like a daunting challenge and carrying on with my nightly routines seems like the worst idea possible. ⁣
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I’m just here to say that things suck sometimes. Sometimes things are amazing. And it’s okay to not know how to process anything at times. I still can’t handle my emotions and my coping mechanisms are terrible, but these are things I can improve on and things you can work on too. ⁣
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Team #mentalhealthawareness because we all have dark days. ⁣
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#poshmark #poshmarkseller #poshmarkcommunity #poshmarkcloset #poshboss #poshmarkambassador #ebaycommunity #ebayseller #ebayreseller #ebaystore #ebay #resellercommunity #thriftingcommunity #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #delawarebusiness
  • I feel like part of adulthood is getting hit hard with a financial burden over and over again. Sometimes trying to take care of yourself can seem like too much effort. ⁣

    The minor things add up, the bills pile on, and you simply because exhausted. ⁣

    I’m exhausted right now. Packing up these sales seemed like a daunting challenge and carrying on with my nightly routines seems like the worst idea possible. ⁣

    I’m just here to say that things suck sometimes. Sometimes things are amazing. And it’s okay to not know how to process anything at times. I still can’t handle my emotions and my coping mechanisms are terrible, but these are things I can improve on and things you can work on too. ⁣

    Team #mentalhealthawareness because we all have dark days. ⁣

    #poshmark #poshmarkseller #poshmarkcommunity #poshmarkcloset #poshboss #poshmarkambassador #ebaycommunity #ebayseller #ebayreseller #ebaystore #ebay #resellercommunity #thriftingcommunity #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #delawarebusiness

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  • Written for week 3 of World of Words, a prompt I'm co-hosting with the lovely @areadingwriter and @doodlescribbles.
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The rules are simple:

1) Every week, we'll share a word from a different country in the world (this week, we're going to India!)
2) Write a poem inspired by that word prompt.
3) Tag the 3 of us so we know to read your poem and you can use the hashtag #worldofwords
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Tagging some fellow IG writers but no pressure and tag is open to all 🌷
  • Written for week 3 of World of Words, a prompt I'm co-hosting with the lovely @areadingwriter and @doodlescribbles.
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    The rules are simple:

    1) Every week, we'll share a word from a different country in the world (this week, we're going to India!)
    2) Write a poem inspired by that word prompt.
    3) Tag the 3 of us so we know to read your poem and you can use the hashtag #worldofwords
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    Tagging some fellow IG writers but no pressure and tag is open to all 🌷

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  • Today has been a, let’s watch all the 80s movies we can watch kind of day. Made my first charcuterie board and hoping we can survive off of it this Monday. So far we have watched The Breakfast Club, 16 candles and about to watch Grease. Anyone have any recommendations?
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💚my mental health has been good lately. My medication is helping me not have a long intense crash like I usually do. I’m not excited like I am during hypomania but I’m also not depressed like I am in depressive episodes. I’m somewhere in between, The biggest struggle is with my energy level, hoping to work with my doctors on that one 💚

#charcuterieboard #cheese #brie #cheddar #manchego #gouda #truffle #80snight #adulting #mentalhealth #bipolar2 #bipolar #mentalillness #endthestigma
  • Today has been a, let’s watch all the 80s movies we can watch kind of day. Made my first charcuterie board and hoping we can survive off of it this Monday. So far we have watched The Breakfast Club, 16 candles and about to watch Grease. Anyone have any recommendations?
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    💚my mental health has been good lately. My medication is helping me not have a long intense crash like I usually do. I’m not excited like I am during hypomania but I’m also not depressed like I am in depressive episodes. I’m somewhere in between, The biggest struggle is with my energy level, hoping to work with my doctors on that one 💚

    #charcuterieboard #cheese #brie #cheddar #manchego #gouda #truffle #80snight #adulting #mentalhealth #bipolar2 #bipolar #mentalillness #endthestigma

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  • Gathering with our community always brings us so much energy. If you haven’t got tickets to our event this Thursday...what are you waiting for? 🥺🥺🥺
  • Gathering with our community always brings us so much energy. If you haven’t got tickets to our event this Thursday...what are you waiting for? 🥺🥺🥺

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  • Changing the way I talk to myself has been one of the hardest and scariest things I’ve ever done. 
When you first decide you want to change the way you speak to yourself or just your negative thoughts in general...something interesting happens. 
They multiply. 
Well it at least feels that way. Because when you aren’t paying attention to your thoughts only the really big bad ones break through your subconscious and actually get heard by your conscious brain. 
But when you shift your focus to pay attention to them...suddenly you can hear them all. 
They are everywhere...you had no idea there were even this many negative thoughts. And now that they have your attention, they are going to fight you for it. 
Suddenly changing your thoughts or how you think about yourself seems almost impossible... But that’s just what your scared brain wants you to think. So you’ll shrink back into your comfort zone and feel like you just “couldn’t do it” and if you do...you’ve just proved yourself right and removed just a little more confidence. 
Remember, all of your thoughts aren’t negative - those are just the ones you’re focusing on right now. 
Remember why you wanted to make this change - remind yourself every day. 
Just keep going...this shit works.
  • Changing the way I talk to myself has been one of the hardest and scariest things I’ve ever done.
    When you first decide you want to change the way you speak to yourself or just your negative thoughts in general...something interesting happens.
    They multiply.
    Well it at least feels that way. Because when you aren’t paying attention to your thoughts only the really big bad ones break through your subconscious and actually get heard by your conscious brain.
    But when you shift your focus to pay attention to them...suddenly you can hear them all.
    They are everywhere...you had no idea there were even this many negative thoughts. And now that they have your attention, they are going to fight you for it.
    Suddenly changing your thoughts or how you think about yourself seems almost impossible... But that’s just what your scared brain wants you to think. So you’ll shrink back into your comfort zone and feel like you just “couldn’t do it” and if you do...you’ve just proved yourself right and removed just a little more confidence.
    Remember, all of your thoughts aren’t negative - those are just the ones you’re focusing on right now.
    Remember why you wanted to make this change - remind yourself every day.
    Just keep going...this shit works.

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  • I didn't get to Yoga tonight as planned, because of a person who said they would do something and didn't, until hours later, causing me to run out of time to get to the class.
If you've ever dealt with a narcissistic person, you may understand the head-spinning state of confusion they like to keep you in, while systematically getting in your way, every step.
I'm grateful that I have my Sadhana, but I love my classes too. I spent months alone in Savannah, and now without a car or much money, I do my best to take care of my needs.
Don't let them get you. You are stronger than the bull.
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#yogi #yoga #yogainspiration #namaste #sadhana #selflove #selfworth #mentalhealth #npd #narcicist 
#lies #truth #anxiety #cptsd #triggers #selfhealing #innerstrength #determination #courage #tungsten #takecareofyou #askroeaboutlife
  • I didn't get to Yoga tonight as planned, because of a person who said they would do something and didn't, until hours later, causing me to run out of time to get to the class.
    If you've ever dealt with a narcissistic person, you may understand the head-spinning state of confusion they like to keep you in, while systematically getting in your way, every step.
    I'm grateful that I have my Sadhana, but I love my classes too. I spent months alone in Savannah, and now without a car or much money, I do my best to take care of my needs.
    Don't let them get you. You are stronger than the bull.
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    #yogi #yoga #yogainspiration #namaste #sadhana #selflove #selfworth #mentalhealth #npd #narcicist
    #lies #truth #anxiety #cptsd #triggers #selfhealing #innerstrength #determination #courage #tungsten #takecareofyou #askroeaboutlife

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  • Hey you! 👉🏾🚨 Check your priorities at the door! 🏃🏽‍♂️🚪
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You have an hour to watch the new episode of Power? Then you have at least 30 minutes to workout. It took you an hour to get ready to go to the club, you have at least 30 minutes to workout. You stood in line for 4 hours for the new Jordans, you have 60 minutes to exercise.
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We HAVE to emphasize our health and prioritize that over temporary happiness. Don’t convince yourself that you need a gym or weights to exercise. If you have a cellphone, internet, access to either, functioning limbs (even no limbs), a beating heart and functioning brain, you can find at least 30 minutes a day to exercise.
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Results come over time, not over night! 🗣
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#health #mentalhealth #inspiration #gym #gymmotivation #trainwithreese #reesetaughtyou #training #chicagotrainer #personaltraining
  • Hey you! 👉🏾🚨 Check your priorities at the door! 🏃🏽‍♂️🚪

    You have an hour to watch the new episode of Power? Then you have at least 30 minutes to workout. It took you an hour to get ready to go to the club, you have at least 30 minutes to workout. You stood in line for 4 hours for the new Jordans, you have 60 minutes to exercise.

    We HAVE to emphasize our health and prioritize that over temporary happiness. Don’t convince yourself that you need a gym or weights to exercise. If you have a cellphone, internet, access to either, functioning limbs (even no limbs), a beating heart and functioning brain, you can find at least 30 minutes a day to exercise.

    Results come over time, not over night! 🗣

    #health #mentalhealth #inspiration #gym #gymmotivation #trainwithreese #reesetaughtyou #training #chicagotrainer #personaltraining

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  • When dealing with depression, even the smallest tasks can seem insurmountable like getting out of bed- and you're not alone in that.  If you know that you feel better when you get up and move around, these tips can make it easier to get out of bed when you're having a hard time:⁠
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♥️ Grab Something for Breakfast You Enjoy: Sure, breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but it's okay to put your mental health first.  Having something yummy to look forward to can make it that much easier to get out of bed and get started with your day. ⁠
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♥️Make Your Alarm Pleasant: There's not much worse than being jarred awake by one of the awful default alarm tracks on your phone!  Making your alarm something that you enjoy can help to prevent that wave of anxiety you might associate with waking up.  Whether it's a song you're currently loving or just some soothing nature sounds, it's a simple switch that can make getting up just that much more pleasant.⁠
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♥️Meditate: Although we're often told not to linger in bed after waking up, it's okay to take things slow and gradually ease into your day when you're having trouble getting out of bed.  Moving from a laying down position and sitting up and taking a few moments to yourself with a meditation can help you feel a bit better about getting up. ⁠
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📷 @westelm_scottsdale ⁠
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#selfcare #depressionrecovery #selfcarematters #mentalhealthmatters #selflove  #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #depressionawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #anxietyrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #healing #wellness #movementismedicine #loveyourself #mindfulness #meditation #mindfulliving  #meditate #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogalove #itsokaynottobeokay #breakthestigma #endthestigma #mentalhealthwarrior #recoverywarrior #youarenotalone #itsokaytonotbeokay #depressionwarrior
  • When dealing with depression, even the smallest tasks can seem insurmountable like getting out of bed- and you're not alone in that. If you know that you feel better when you get up and move around, these tips can make it easier to get out of bed when you're having a hard time:⁠

    ♥️ Grab Something for Breakfast You Enjoy: Sure, breakfast is the most important meal of the day - but it's okay to put your mental health first. Having something yummy to look forward to can make it that much easier to get out of bed and get started with your day. ⁠


    ♥️Make Your Alarm Pleasant: There's not much worse than being jarred awake by one of the awful default alarm tracks on your phone! Making your alarm something that you enjoy can help to prevent that wave of anxiety you might associate with waking up. Whether it's a song you're currently loving or just some soothing nature sounds, it's a simple switch that can make getting up just that much more pleasant.⁠

    ♥️Meditate: Although we're often told not to linger in bed after waking up, it's okay to take things slow and gradually ease into your day when you're having trouble getting out of bed. Moving from a laying down position and sitting up and taking a few moments to yourself with a meditation can help you feel a bit better about getting up. ⁠

    📷 @westelm_scottsdale


    #selfcare #depressionrecovery #selfcarematters #mentalhealthmatters #selflove #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #depressionawareness #mentalhealthrecovery #anxietyrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #healing #wellness #movementismedicine #loveyourself #mindfulness #meditation #mindfulliving #meditate #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogalove #itsokaynottobeokay #breakthestigma #endthestigma #mentalhealthwarrior #recoverywarrior #youarenotalone #itsokaytonotbeokay #depressionwarrior

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  • LA DIETA TIENE UN GRAN EFECTO SOBRE LA SALUD MENTAL
⁉️🧠🔝 El cambio o la adaptación de una dieta ayuda al paciente a prevenir y mejorar su estado mental. Esto cuenta tanto en personas sanas, deportistas y pacientes psiquiátricos. • • •  #healthylifestyle #nutrition #mentalhealth #nutriciondeportiva
  • LA DIETA TIENE UN GRAN EFECTO SOBRE LA SALUD MENTAL
    ⁉️🧠🔝 El cambio o la adaptación de una dieta ayuda al paciente a prevenir y mejorar su estado mental. Esto cuenta tanto en personas sanas, deportistas y pacientes psiquiátricos. • • • #healthylifestyle #nutrition #mentalhealth #nutriciondeportiva

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  • My new normal looks a lot like this since I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few months ago. I went from being someone who is super holistic and anti drugs, to being someone who is on multiple different medications just to stay stable. I’ve gone through months of side effects and med changes. It hasn’t been easy and I get why people go off their meds now. But I’m also just super blown away and thankful for modern medicine and how it takes an illness like mine and makes it treatable. 
I share all this tonight for anyone who is going through med changes and working through side effects. Keep your head up, things will get better. The suffering is not the end, there are medications out there that will work for you it just takes time and patience. Don’t give up 😘
  • My new normal looks a lot like this since I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder a few months ago. I went from being someone who is super holistic and anti drugs, to being someone who is on multiple different medications just to stay stable. I’ve gone through months of side effects and med changes. It hasn’t been easy and I get why people go off their meds now. But I’m also just super blown away and thankful for modern medicine and how it takes an illness like mine and makes it treatable.
    I share all this tonight for anyone who is going through med changes and working through side effects. Keep your head up, things will get better. The suffering is not the end, there are medications out there that will work for you it just takes time and patience. Don’t give up 😘

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  • Today on the blog I posted a #recipe for this grain salad! The base is bulgur and quinoa tossed with a hummus based dressing and lots of crunchy produce like fennel and apple 😍 This recipe is pretty special - as I talk about #ontheblog, this dish was a turning point for me during my ongoing #mentalhealth #recovery. Food is powerful 💕 to check out both the recipe and the mental health stuff, click the link in my bio! 
#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #ocd #vegan #veganrecipes #veganfood #vegansofig #salad #plantbased #wholefoods #eatclean #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #health #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #abmfoodie #foodandwine #eatplants #healing #healingjourney #plantpower #foodie #heresmyfood
  • Today on the blog I posted a #recipe for this grain salad! The base is bulgur and quinoa tossed with a hummus based dressing and lots of crunchy produce like fennel and apple 😍 This recipe is pretty special - as I talk about #ontheblog, this dish was a turning point for me during my ongoing #mentalhealth #recovery. Food is powerful 💕 to check out both the recipe and the mental health stuff, click the link in my bio!
    #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #ocd #vegan #veganrecipes #veganfood #vegansofig #salad #plantbased #wholefoods #eatclean #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #health #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #abmfoodie #foodandwine #eatplants #healing #healingjourney #plantpower #foodie #heresmyfood

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  • This is a photo of Belle. She is such a buddle of joy.

When I look through the photos and videos she took yesterday I have mixed feelings. On one hand, I am so happy that Belle is able to laugh and smile and have fun. On the other hand, as I write this there is a hint of jealousy. I struggle to come to terms with how shy I am. It's hard being an introvert in a system with many extroverts. 
I don't have much communication with Belle. Since starting to record our journey I've learnt so much. It helps to fill in some of the gaps caused by dissociative amnesia.

We're slowly piecing together what happens in this thing we call life. I am beginning to accept the fact that I am part of a system. A system that was formed to protect me. -Ell

#dissociativeidentitydisorder #mentalhealthawareness #multiplicity #didsystem #perfectlyimperfect #did #dissociativeamnesia #mentalhealth
  • This is a photo of Belle. She is such a buddle of joy.

    When I look through the photos and videos she took yesterday I have mixed feelings. On one hand, I am so happy that Belle is able to laugh and smile and have fun. On the other hand, as I write this there is a hint of jealousy. I struggle to come to terms with how shy I am. It's hard being an introvert in a system with many extroverts.
    I don't have much communication with Belle. Since starting to record our journey I've learnt so much. It helps to fill in some of the gaps caused by dissociative amnesia.

    We're slowly piecing together what happens in this thing we call life. I am beginning to accept the fact that I am part of a system. A system that was formed to protect me. -Ell

    #dissociativeidentitydisorder #mentalhealthawareness #multiplicity #didsystem #perfectlyimperfect #did #dissociativeamnesia #mentalhealth

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  • So much of healing is listening. Its learning to quiet your mind long enough to listen to your soul, to your feelings. These parts of you tell you what you need & what you long for. When your mind is quiet long enough for you to hear them, you can take a new step toward getting what you need.⠀
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  • So much of healing is listening. Its learning to quiet your mind long enough to listen to your soul, to your feelings. These parts of you tell you what you need & what you long for. When your mind is quiet long enough for you to hear them, you can take a new step toward getting what you need.⠀
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  • No Motivation. Inconsistent. Resists Change. Stuck. Complainer.

These are all words that I know I am guilty of, but you know what, I’m tired of living life going round and round and not putting in any effort to change it and then getting “stuck” with the same results and complaining about it. Does this resonate with anyone else??! I know I am not always outspoken, but I know growth will only come when I leave my comfort zone, so I’m putting this out there for that VERY reason. For the past few weeks, I started really focusing on working on my health both physically and mentally. Don’t get me wrong, I have worked on this in the past, but something feels different this time. I have more clarity, I have a vision and I really feel like I can stick with it. (I also know by putting this out there, that I will more likely be able to stick with it as well! 😉) Maybe I’ve been reading too many personal development books lately, but as a lifetime people pleaser, I am done caring about what other people might think of me. 🎤⬇️ I am determined to change and know this new path will help to make that happen.

From this day forward, I am going to step out of my comfort zone and make changes happen. Tired of waiting around for “one day.” If anyone is on the same page as me….I’m here, I feel ya, let’s go! #dayone #tiredaf #momof3 #slp #mentalhealth #physicalhealth
  • No Motivation. Inconsistent. Resists Change. Stuck. Complainer.

    These are all words that I know I am guilty of, but you know what, I’m tired of living life going round and round and not putting in any effort to change it and then getting “stuck” with the same results and complaining about it. Does this resonate with anyone else??! I know I am not always outspoken, but I know growth will only come when I leave my comfort zone, so I’m putting this out there for that VERY reason. For the past few weeks, I started really focusing on working on my health both physically and mentally. Don’t get me wrong, I have worked on this in the past, but something feels different this time. I have more clarity, I have a vision and I really feel like I can stick with it. (I also know by putting this out there, that I will more likely be able to stick with it as well! 😉) Maybe I’ve been reading too many personal development books lately, but as a lifetime people pleaser, I am done caring about what other people might think of me. 🎤⬇️ I am determined to change and know this new path will help to make that happen.

    From this day forward, I am going to step out of my comfort zone and make changes happen. Tired of waiting around for “one day.” If anyone is on the same page as me….I’m here, I feel ya, let’s go! #dayone #tiredaf #momof3 #slp #mentalhealth #physicalhealth

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  • Mental health is a personal subject to the Stranger team. In the words of writer/director Jenny Hicks:

I have lost 4 friends to suicide in my life (that I know of) and have many friends who quietly struggle with varying degrees of mental ill-health. It comes and goes. Sometimes it doesn’t go. This subject is personal to me.

Some Facts and Stats:

Anyone can develop a mental illness. There is no immunity to mental illness.

Mental illness is very common.

One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorders. These three types of mental illnesses often occur in combination.

And that 20% is just anxiety, mood disorders and substance addictions in people aged 16 - 85. Add in young people, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personality disorders and more complex mental health disorders and the figure is far far higher.

In 2020, at least 690,000 Australians live with complex mental illness. This also affects all the people around them, friends, family, partners and colleagues, which means, around 4 million Australians are directly contending with mental ill-health.

https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics - Almost half (45%) of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

#MentalHealthAwareness #TheStranger #MentalHealth #AustralianFilm #ShortFilm #AussieFilms

Thank you for supporting The Stranger and thus helping to promote and strengthen our awareness of mental ill-health.
  • Mental health is a personal subject to the Stranger team. In the words of writer/director Jenny Hicks:

    I have lost 4 friends to suicide in my life (that I know of) and have many friends who quietly struggle with varying degrees of mental ill-health. It comes and goes. Sometimes it doesn’t go. This subject is personal to me.

    Some Facts and Stats:

    Anyone can develop a mental illness. There is no immunity to mental illness.

    Mental illness is very common.

    One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. The most common mental illnesses are depressive, anxiety and substance use disorders. These three types of mental illnesses often occur in combination.

    And that 20% is just anxiety, mood disorders and substance addictions in people aged 16 - 85. Add in young people, schizophrenia, eating disorders, personality disorders and more complex mental health disorders and the figure is far far higher.

    In 2020, at least 690,000 Australians live with complex mental illness. This also affects all the people around them, friends, family, partners and colleagues, which means, around 4 million Australians are directly contending with mental ill-health.

    https://www.sane.org/information-stories/facts-and-guides

    According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics - Almost half (45%) of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

    #MentalHealthAwareness #TheStranger #MentalHealth #AustralianFilm #ShortFilm #AussieFilms

    Thank you for supporting The Stranger and thus helping to promote and strengthen our awareness of mental ill-health.

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  • ORANGE 🍊✨// OCD + Hair Loss 🥰
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I mourn the loss of ever having the chance of being neurotypical; I’ve had OCD for as long as I can remember. I wish I could see the world without a lens of constant fear and anxiety. But it’s been built into me, and so I learn to live with it.
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My hair may never be what it once was. I may never be able to enjoy a moment, a friendship, a romantic partner, 100% because of my OCD. And right now, it’s hard to find the “but” that usually comes with this. So I allow myself to be sad and leave space for these hard emotions.
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  • ORANGE 🍊✨// OCD + Hair Loss 🥰

    Question: Do you live with a chronic mental illness? How do you cope with the losses, visible and invisible?

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    I have to be honest that I worry about how I look, and that I’m scared that I’ve lost hair because of an uncontrollable mental illness, that I yes, have started using rogaine to retain the hair I have until it can grow on its own again, if ever. That I’m human too. And that means inevitably so much of my self-worth stems from the physical parts of me.

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    I mourn the loss of ever having the chance of being neurotypical; I’ve had OCD for as long as I can remember. I wish I could see the world without a lens of constant fear and anxiety. But it’s been built into me, and so I learn to live with it.

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    My hair may never be what it once was. I may never be able to enjoy a moment, a friendship, a romantic partner, 100% because of my OCD. And right now, it’s hard to find the “but” that usually comes with this. So I allow myself to be sad and leave space for these hard emotions.

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    #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealth #outofcosplay #orange #makeup #makeuplooks #sunflower #honesty#hairloss#indonesian#asianamerican#vulnerability#selflove#lesbian#wlw#gay#bakugoukatsuki#orangeedit

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  • Exercise is not a dirty word.
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According to Harvard mental symptoms of stress range from worry and irritability to restlessness and insomnia, anger and hostility, or sensations of dread, foreboding, and even panic.
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  • If you're worried about someone close to you taking their own life, or aren't sure if they're safe, approaching them about it can feel scary. "What if I offend them?" or "What if I'm wrong?" are common fears, but it's important to ask directly and sincerely if you suspect someone is considering taking their own life. If you aren't confident to ask the question, encourage them to call Lifeline's Crisis Support Line on  13 11 14 as it can sometimes help if a loved one or friend is with them when they call. For more information about suicide prevention, visit our website at lifelinemacarthur.org.au 💛 ⠀
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  • If you're worried about someone close to you taking their own life, or aren't sure if they're safe, approaching them about it can feel scary. "What if I offend them?" or "What if I'm wrong?" are common fears, but it's important to ask directly and sincerely if you suspect someone is considering taking their own life. If you aren't confident to ask the question, encourage them to call Lifeline's Crisis Support Line on 13 11 14 as it can sometimes help if a loved one or friend is with them when they call. For more information about suicide prevention, visit our website at lifelinemacarthur.org.au 💛 ⠀
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On this #mentalhealthmonday, I encourage you to let this resonate because the truth of the matter is, there is no casserole, fruit basket or flowers when it comes to mental health.
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  • Being in a relationships can be a great way for us to get to know ourselves. However, relationships are also a context in which we can easily lose ourselves. It’s important to be aware which is happening in our relationships. •
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  • Yes! I think a large part of the reason why a spiritual awakening can be so difficult is because as we grow and evolve, people and things and places fall out of our lives. Things we were sooo used to. It’s uncomfortable to lose all of that. We feel sad, we may question if we’re doing the right thing. But trust this is happening so new, better things more in alignment with who you are at your core, can now enter your life...... // beautiful words by @briannawiest
  • Yes! I think a large part of the reason why a spiritual awakening can be so difficult is because as we grow and evolve, people and things and places fall out of our lives. Things we were sooo used to. It’s uncomfortable to lose all of that. We feel sad, we may question if we’re doing the right thing. But trust this is happening so new, better things more in alignment with who you are at your core, can now enter your life...... // beautiful words by @briannawiest

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  • #MondayMood Back on social media after a much-needed break to unplug + recharge! Guys, if you haven’t done some kind of #digitaldetox, I highly recommend you try it. It’s very good for your #mentalhealth.
  • #MondayMood Back on social media after a much-needed break to unplug + recharge! Guys, if you haven’t done some kind of #digitaldetox, I highly recommend you try it. It’s very good for your #mentalhealth.

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  • Talk about your feelings. I don’t know where I would be right now if I didn’t talk about how I was feeling. I’ve bottled things up in the past and all it did was hurt more. I’ve tried to solve my own issues and not bother anyone else, that didn’t work either. A problem shared isn’t always a problem solved, but it definitely breaks down the wall in our brain that we’ve created by overthinking and in turn makes it easier to deal with. People will say nasty shit, certain situations will definitely take a toll on our mental health, but the more we talk about it, the more we break through these barriers and squash the stigma. Don’t make permanent decisions on temporary feelings. You are not a burden. If one person doesn’t listen, try another, reach out to friends, family, people that you truly trust. There are so many incredible organisations out there waiting to help if you are ever in need. We’re all human and maybe aliens I’m not really sure, but I do know one thing for sure, words hurt and they hurt everyone differently. Attack everything with love and kindness and don’t ever dim your light for anyone or anything. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate life 💜

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  • Talk about your feelings. I don’t know where I would be right now if I didn’t talk about how I was feeling. I’ve bottled things up in the past and all it did was hurt more. I’ve tried to solve my own issues and not bother anyone else, that didn’t work either. A problem shared isn’t always a problem solved, but it definitely breaks down the wall in our brain that we’ve created by overthinking and in turn makes it easier to deal with. People will say nasty shit, certain situations will definitely take a toll on our mental health, but the more we talk about it, the more we break through these barriers and squash the stigma. Don’t make permanent decisions on temporary feelings. You are not a burden. If one person doesn’t listen, try another, reach out to friends, family, people that you truly trust. There are so many incredible organisations out there waiting to help if you are ever in need. We’re all human and maybe aliens I’m not really sure, but I do know one thing for sure, words hurt and they hurt everyone differently. Attack everything with love and kindness and don’t ever dim your light for anyone or anything. Let’s lift each other up and celebrate life 💜

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  • Today I’m talking about the non glamorous part of weight loss. Today I wanted to be really real and share one of my struggles with my weight loss. Body Dsymorphia, it’s something that a lot of people who lose a significant amount of weight deal with. Ive lost 72 lbs and I feel like I’m bigger now than before, I feel more like the girl on the left then the one on the right. I go shopping and I’m still reaching for 2XL and 3XL ... sizes which clearly don’t fit me. People always tell me how good I look, stop losing weight that I’m to skinny and in my head I’m like what? I’m so huge. People always talk to you about how good your going to feel when you lose weight but they don’t talk about the mental battle you’ll go through still feeling like your old self. For me pictures have been a great key in my weight loss. I literally only notice changes in myself when I see them in pictures. When I look in the mirror I feel like 260 lbs Evytte. I just wanted to share this perspective for anyone who may be struggling or going through the same thing. I’m really lucky that I have friends and family who support me during this transition period in my life.  _____________________________________________________________#bodydysmorphia #bodypositive #mentalhealth #weightlossjourney #weightloss #keto #ketoweightloss #torontoketo #ketotoronto #blackgirlketo #ketoblackgirl #torontofitness #ketojourney #ketobeforeandafter #ketobeginner #weightlossbeforeandafter #bodytransformation #bodypositivity #torontoweightloss #explorepage #blackmentalhealth
  • Today I’m talking about the non glamorous part of weight loss. Today I wanted to be really real and share one of my struggles with my weight loss. Body Dsymorphia, it’s something that a lot of people who lose a significant amount of weight deal with. Ive lost 72 lbs and I feel like I’m bigger now than before, I feel more like the girl on the left then the one on the right. I go shopping and I’m still reaching for 2XL and 3XL ... sizes which clearly don’t fit me. People always tell me how good I look, stop losing weight that I’m to skinny and in my head I’m like what? I’m so huge. People always talk to you about how good your going to feel when you lose weight but they don’t talk about the mental battle you’ll go through still feeling like your old self. For me pictures have been a great key in my weight loss. I literally only notice changes in myself when I see them in pictures. When I look in the mirror I feel like 260 lbs Evytte. I just wanted to share this perspective for anyone who may be struggling or going through the same thing. I’m really lucky that I have friends and family who support me during this transition period in my life. _____________________________________________________________ #bodydysmorphia #bodypositive #mentalhealth #weightlossjourney #weightloss #keto #ketoweightloss #torontoketo #ketotoronto #blackgirlketo #ketoblackgirl #torontofitness #ketojourney #ketobeforeandafter #ketobeginner #weightlossbeforeandafter #bodytransformation #bodypositivity #torontoweightloss #explorepage #blackmentalhealth

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  • Hi y’all,

I hope your Monday is going well and that you had a great weekend. My afternoon snack at work was a pack of @nature_valley granola cups and a chai tea with soy from @starbucks 
I’m struggling this week. This week, tomorrow - technically the 19th at 2am marks one year of my sexual assault. The 19th also is my birthday.  I really don’t know how to handle the heavy emotions of my assault - the anger, the regret, the sadness on a day that’s suppose to be ‘my day’

Last year I spent my birthday in a therapist office and SAVIP office while debating to file a police report for my assault ( I didn’t report until I got my abuser evicted at the end of March). When he found out I had talked to cops - he choked me and threatened to kill me and my cats.

How do I get through these emotions 🥺

Sending you all love and positive vibes 🥺

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #mentalhealthrecovery #domesticviolence #ptsd #anxiety #believesurvivors #survivor #edrecovery #edwarrior #edfighter #edfam #eatingdisorderrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthadvocate #trauma #recovery #recoveryispossible #recoveryisreal #selflove #selfcare #positivevibes #youareenough #support #food #foodporn #healthyfood
  • Hi y’all,

    I hope your Monday is going well and that you had a great weekend. My afternoon snack at work was a pack of @nature_valley granola cups and a chai tea with soy from @starbucks
    I’m struggling this week. This week, tomorrow - technically the 19th at 2am marks one year of my sexual assault. The 19th also is my birthday. I really don’t know how to handle the heavy emotions of my assault - the anger, the regret, the sadness on a day that’s suppose to be ‘my day’

    Last year I spent my birthday in a therapist office and SAVIP office while debating to file a police report for my assault ( I didn’t report until I got my abuser evicted at the end of March). When he found out I had talked to cops - he choked me and threatened to kill me and my cats.

    How do I get through these emotions 🥺

    Sending you all love and positive vibes 🥺

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