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My own therapist said this to me the other day. I was having some sort of worry and was expressing that I didn’t think I could handle the discomfort. She said, “Remember Nathalie, you’re not as fragile as you think you are”. In regards to anxiety, what we believe about ourselves really matters. Instead of saying “I can’t tolerate change”, try saying, “change is more challenging for me, but I can tolerate the discomfort it brings”. For me personally, my relationship with God is where I find my strength to be able to apply my tools and sit in the discomfort and uncertainty. I also understand that we are all different and have different beliefs, and that’s ok! The point is this: People who experience anxiety oftentimes believe that they are fragile and unable to handle the discomfort. We can actually handle discomfort and yucky feelings much more than we give ourselves credit for! 💪🏻 .
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#Fragile #resilience #mentalcompulsions #uncertainty #ocd #pureocd #erp #compulsions #compulsion #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #BFRB  #panic #youarenotalone #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #shame #counseling #onestepatatime #babysteps #wecandohardthings #anxietyrelief #educate #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #misunderstood #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #discomfort #sneaky #thoughts

My own therapist said this to me the other day. I was having some sort of worry and was expressing that I didn’t think I could handle the discomfort. She said, “Remember Nathalie, you’re not as fragile as you think you are”. In regards to anxiety, what we believe about ourselves really matters. Instead of saying “I can’t tolerate change”, try saying, “change is more challenging for me, but I can tolerate the discomfort it brings”. For me personally, my relationship with God is where I find my strength to be able to apply my tools and sit in the discomfort and uncertainty. I also understand that we are all different and have different beliefs, and that’s ok! The point is this: People who experience anxiety oftentimes believe that they are fragile and unable to handle the discomfort. We can actually handle discomfort and yucky feelings much more than we give ourselves credit for! 💪🏻 . . . . . . #Fragile #resilience #mentalcompulsions #uncertainty #ocd #pureocd #erp #compulsions #compulsion #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #BFRB #panic #youarenotalone #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #shame #counseling #onestepatatime #babysteps #wecandohardthings #anxietyrelief #educate #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #misunderstood #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #discomfort #sneaky #thoughts

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OCD nightmare
Is it just me?
Now I have sorted them into colours I need to eat 2 cherries first then the Apple one so I have equal piles!
#ocdproblems #ocd #sorting #maoam #obsessive #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #sweets #cantcope

OCD nightmare Is it just me? Now I have sorted them into colours I need to eat 2 cherries first then the Apple one so I have equal piles! #ocdproblems #ocd #sorting #maoam #obsessive #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #sweets #cantcope

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Hello lovelies! 👋🏻 I’ve been tagged by my friend @tots100 to share three things that you might not know about me so here goes, get ready for some honesty and oversharing...
(1) I was hideously bullied at school and I coped by raiding the vending machine of chocolate bars during break. I started binge eating until I felt uncomfortably nauseous and sometimes, but not always, pushed my body to be sick and get rid of the food so that I felt better again. I still have a very unhealthy relationship with food and feel like my body is ruined, warped and incapable of being anything other than a lumpy mass.
(2) I have obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety for which I take low-dose medications after recently seeking help. I’ve always had OCD and counted to calm myself or protect myself from ‘bad things happening’ i.e. intrusive thoughts. It’s also touching things a certain number of times, doing an impossible list of things before a timer stops (such as the microwave counting down) and moving things until they’re just right (not necessarily straight or in a logical order) as if by doing these ticks, certain things in my life will go the right way. I understand how irrational that all sounds but I can’t stop doing them because what if? (3) Michael was my first ‘proper’ boyfriend and it was our 10 year anniversary yesterday. We’ve been together since I was 17 and moved in together after 2 weeks ❤️
I couldn’t think of anything normal or random so I’ve gone all out with my deepest, darkest (aside from the last one!) secrets. I’d like to tag @hibaby.blog @chellemccann and @buddingsmiles to share 3 facts of their own but with absolutely no obligation to be as ‘bare your soul’ about it as I have! 🙈

Hello lovelies! 👋🏻 I’ve been tagged by my friend @tots100 to share three things that you might not know about me so here goes, get ready for some honesty and oversharing... (1) I was hideously bullied at school and I coped by raiding the vending machine of chocolate bars during break. I started binge eating until I felt uncomfortably nauseous and sometimes, but not always, pushed my body to be sick and get rid of the food so that I felt better again. I still have a very unhealthy relationship with food and feel like my body is ruined, warped and incapable of being anything other than a lumpy mass. (2) I have obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety for which I take low-dose medications after recently seeking help. I’ve always had OCD and counted to calm myself or protect myself from ‘bad things happening’ i.e. intrusive thoughts. It’s also touching things a certain number of times, doing an impossible list of things before a timer stops (such as the microwave counting down) and moving things until they’re just right (not necessarily straight or in a logical order) as if by doing these ticks, certain things in my life will go the right way. I understand how irrational that all sounds but I can’t stop doing them because what if? (3) Michael was my first ‘proper’ boyfriend and it was our 10 year anniversary yesterday. We’ve been together since I was 17 and moved in together after 2 weeks ❤️ I couldn’t think of anything normal or random so I’ve gone all out with my deepest, darkest (aside from the last one!) secrets. I’d like to tag @hibaby.blog @chellemccann and @buddingsmiles to share 3 facts of their own but with absolutely no obligation to be as ‘bare your soul’ about it as I have! 🙈

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På mandag skal jeg på Rigshospitalet Glostrup's øjenafdeling og jeg er SÅ nervøs!
Det mærkelige er jeg frygter allermest at jeg ikke må gå med kontaktlinser og så skal gå med mine briller..
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Dem som kender mig rigtig godt ved at jeg ikke har et særlig godt forhold til briller da jeg er blevet mobbet i så mange år da jeg gik i folkeskolen - Det har efterladt sine spor og givet ar på sjælen..
Kontaktlinserne giver mig et lille boost af selvtillid og selvværd - men ellers er det ikke eksisterende hos mig..
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Tænk at to stænger og glas kan ødelægge så meget af ens liv!
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Men....
Når det så er sagt, så siger mine allernærmeste jo at jeg ser skide godt ud med briller..
Det er så dejligt at høre 💖
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Men hvorfor har jeg så svært ved at tro dem?
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#anxiety #depression #depressed #borderline #sad #sadness #broken #worthless #pain #hurt #crying #thoughts #mentalhealth #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #fighter #tabu #brydtabuet #staystrong

På mandag skal jeg på Rigshospitalet Glostrup's øjenafdeling og jeg er SÅ nervøs! Det mærkelige er jeg frygter allermest at jeg ikke må gå med kontaktlinser og så skal gå med mine briller.. . Dem som kender mig rigtig godt ved at jeg ikke har et særlig godt forhold til briller da jeg er blevet mobbet i så mange år da jeg gik i folkeskolen - Det har efterladt sine spor og givet ar på sjælen.. Kontaktlinserne giver mig et lille boost af selvtillid og selvværd - men ellers er det ikke eksisterende hos mig.. . Tænk at to stænger og glas kan ødelægge så meget af ens liv! . Men.... Når det så er sagt, så siger mine allernærmeste jo at jeg ser skide godt ud med briller.. Det er så dejligt at høre 💖 . Men hvorfor har jeg så svært ved at tro dem? . #anxiety #depression #depressed #borderline #sad #sadness #broken #worthless #pain #hurt #crying #thoughts #mentalhealth #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #fighter #tabu #brydtabuet #staystrong

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555 followers ♥️♥️♥️♥️ this is good for my #ocd #numbers #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #obsessive

555 followers ♥️♥️♥️♥️ this is good for my #ocd #numbers #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #obsessive

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Fighting anxiety and OCD with logic will only strengthen your anxiety. It’s like fighting fire with fire. Your OCD bully loves it when you counter it’s intrusions with logic and rationality (instead of sitting with uncertainty) because this is food that strengthens your anxiety. It can be so easy to fall into this trap, but it won’t help us in the long run.
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*this an example of what plays out if we try to logic our way out of ocd/anxiety- anyone else been here🙋‍♀️?*
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Anxiety: “What if ______ terrible thing happens?”
Me: “It won’t because (insert logic and rational reasoning).”
Anxiety: “Ok cool. But what if (insert new twist on scary thing)?”
Me: “Whaaaaaatttttt??” (Insert anxiety spiral)
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Letting anxiety throw its tantrum without trying to console it or control it is HARD work, so thank goodness we can do hard things!
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#ocd #ocdrecovery #anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #socialanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #phobia #healthanxiety #postpartumanxiety #maternalocd #intrusivethoughts #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #bfrb #bdd #psychology #mentalhealth #exposureresponseprevention #cbt #mindfulness #act #yougotthis #recovery #wecandohardthings

Fighting anxiety and OCD with logic will only strengthen your anxiety. It’s like fighting fire with fire. Your OCD bully loves it when you counter it’s intrusions with logic and rationality (instead of sitting with uncertainty) because this is food that strengthens your anxiety. It can be so easy to fall into this trap, but it won’t help us in the long run. . . *this an example of what plays out if we try to logic our way out of ocd/anxiety- anyone else been here🙋‍♀️?* . . Anxiety: “What if ______ terrible thing happens?” Me: “It won’t because (insert logic and rational reasoning).” Anxiety: “Ok cool. But what if (insert new twist on scary thing)?” Me: “Whaaaaaatttttt??” (Insert anxiety spiral) . . Letting anxiety throw its tantrum without trying to console it or control it is HARD work, so thank goodness we can do hard things! . . #ocd #ocdrecovery #anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #socialanxiety #generalizedanxietydisorder #agoraphobia #panicdisorder #phobia #healthanxiety #postpartumanxiety #maternalocd #intrusivethoughts #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #bfrb #bdd #psychology #mentalhealth #exposureresponseprevention #cbt #mindfulness #act #yougotthis #recovery #wecandohardthings

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I ask myself this questions daily - what will hush and silence the intrusive thoughts, the impulses, the voices both in and out of my head.
Last night my mind was a haze of everything, and even my regular meds plus my PRNs didn’t do it for me.
I’m not feeling much better today.

I ask myself this questions daily - what will hush and silence the intrusive thoughts, the impulses, the voices both in and out of my head. Last night my mind was a haze of everything, and even my regular meds plus my PRNs didn’t do it for me. I’m not feeling much better today.

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“Never ask a client to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!” AKA therapists aren’t immune to fear (or any mental health issue).
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This picture was taken after a day of snake handling, and a few seconds before he moved unexpectedly and I flung him across the room.
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I’m pretty freaked out by anything that slithers 🐍, darts unpredictably 🕷, or is  crunchy and disgusting 🦗 (just looking at that cricket emoji makes me feel a way...).
▫️ I would probably refer someone wanting treatment involving bugs to someone else, because I’m not ready to overcome this fear (and it’s not currently interfering with my life enough to need to do so). Sometimes I feel guilty about not facing ALL of my fears, but my guidelines for myself are: do it if it keeps you from doing the things you value.
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Maybe bugs and other gross critters ( UGHH, slugs 😫) will reach that level for me someday, but for now, I’ve got other things to keep working on.

“Never ask a client to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!” AKA therapists aren’t immune to fear (or any mental health issue). ▫️ This picture was taken after a day of snake handling, and a few seconds before he moved unexpectedly and I flung him across the room. ▫️ I’m pretty freaked out by anything that slithers 🐍, darts unpredictably 🕷, or is crunchy and disgusting 🦗 (just looking at that cricket emoji makes me feel a way...). ▫️ I would probably refer someone wanting treatment involving bugs to someone else, because I’m not ready to overcome this fear (and it’s not currently interfering with my life enough to need to do so). Sometimes I feel guilty about not facing ALL of my fears, but my guidelines for myself are: do it if it keeps you from doing the things you value. ▫️ Maybe bugs and other gross critters ( UGHH, slugs 😫) will reach that level for me someday, but for now, I’ve got other things to keep working on.

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Det här är toaletten där jag de senaste dagarna har kämpat. Det största problemet var att toalettrullehållaren satt för nära kroppen. Hatar när det är trångt på toaletten! Tycker ändå att det har gått över förväntan.  Har inte brutit ihop en enda gång!
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This is the bathroom were I have struggled the latest days. The biggest problem was that the holder för toiletrolls was to close to the body. I hate when it is crowded! But still I think it has gone beyond expectations. I havn't broken down once!
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#psykiskohälsa #psykiskhälsa #ocd #tvång #tvångstankar #tvångshandlingar #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #kbt #kognitivbeteendeterapi #exponering #exposure #handtvättar #handtvätt #toalett #toilet #badrum #bathroom #vågaprata #vågaprataomdet #vågaprataompsykiskohälsa

Det här är toaletten där jag de senaste dagarna har kämpat. Det största problemet var att toalettrullehållaren satt för nära kroppen. Hatar när det är trångt på toaletten! Tycker ändå att det har gått över förväntan. Har inte brutit ihop en enda gång! ----------------------------------- This is the bathroom were I have struggled the latest days. The biggest problem was that the holder för toiletrolls was to close to the body. I hate when it is crowded! But still I think it has gone beyond expectations. I havn't broken down once! . . #psykiskohälsa #psykiskhälsa #ocd #tvång #tvångstankar #tvångshandlingar #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #kbt #kognitivbeteendeterapi #exponering #exposure #handtvättar #handtvätt #toalett #toilet #badrum #bathroom #vågaprata #vågaprataomdet #vågaprataompsykiskohälsa

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I talked to a “my ocd” person today lmao

I talked to a “my ocd” person today lmao

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@criticaldaddy repost! 😂

@criticaldaddy repost! 😂

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I have to grit my teeth a lot... I have a Polish mother-in-law and an Italian mother so as you can see two very strong minded and opinionated woman watching my parenting. 
I am currently away with my mother-in-law (my partner joins us tomorrow) and this ‘grit and grace’ has been more true to life than I can explain.
#grityourteeth #strongmindedwoman #theymeanwell .
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#postnataldepression #pnd #postpartumdepression #ppd #anixety #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocd #motherhood #mumlife #mumsofinstagram #instamum

I have to grit my teeth a lot... I have a Polish mother-in-law and an Italian mother so as you can see two very strong minded and opinionated woman watching my parenting. I am currently away with my mother-in-law (my partner joins us tomorrow) and this ‘grit and grace’ has been more true to life than I can explain. #grityourteeth #strongmindedwoman #theymeanwell . . . #postnataldepression #pnd #postpartumdepression #ppd #anixety #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocd #motherhood #mumlife #mumsofinstagram #instamum

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When my life had less meaning
I used to stand at the end of the tunnel, a little breathless.
My mind would lower into the tracks
and run fast 
with purpose
more purpose than I could find here. 
Then by fate or grace, I would wake.
Step back.
Bite my demon tongue 
and wander home.
The distant sound of the engine
giving comfort to my stride.
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(Intrusive Thoughts ll)
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#edrecovery #depression #anxiety #OCD #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #edwarrior #mha #mentalhealthawareness #tattooedgirls #powerlifter #girlswithtattoos #girlswithink #girlswhopowerlift #writer #writersofig #intrusivethoughts #obsessivecompulsivedisorder

When my life had less meaning I used to stand at the end of the tunnel, a little breathless. My mind would lower into the tracks and run fast with purpose more purpose than I could find here. Then by fate or grace, I would wake. Step back. Bite my demon tongue and wander home. The distant sound of the engine giving comfort to my stride. . (Intrusive Thoughts ll) . . . . #edrecovery #depression #anxiety #OCD #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #edwarrior #mha #mentalhealthawareness #tattooedgirls #powerlifter #girlswithtattoos #girlswithink #girlswhopowerlift #writer #writersofig #intrusivethoughts #obsessivecompulsivedisorder

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Actions must always come first.
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What do you want most?
👉🏼 To be healthy? 💚
👉🏼 To be happy? 😀
👉🏼 To be independent? 💪🏼
👉🏼 To be free? 🙌🏼
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All of these are FEELINGS you get when you experience what you want.
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Yet, over and over, too many people wait around for the world to provide them what they want, before they feel “ready” to do what they need to do.
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✖️ Waiting to feel healthy before adopting a healthy diet and exercise routine?
✖️ Waiting to feel happy before getting out and doing the things you enjoy?
✖️ Waiting to feel independent before taking control of your own life?
✖️ Waiting to feel free before pursuing freedom from your limitations?
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Stop waiting to experience the OUTCOME before you begin the PROCESS, or you’re going to be waiting forever.
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This is the result of a FIXED mindset.
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It also used to be me.
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I was waiting for my doctor to figure out what’s wrong with me before I made the changes in my life I needed to feel healthy.
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Then I discovered the truth: Actions always come first, feelings always come second. ✌🏼
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Once you admit that in order to feel healthy, you must first adopt a healthy lifestyle - or to feel happy, you must first begin doing the things you enjoy - you’re well on your way to adopting a GROWTH mindset.
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☑️ Prioritize the PROCESS over the OUTCOME, and make adjustments as you learn about yourself and what it means (and feels like) to be “healthy.”
☑️ Take ACTION to create circumstances that promote what you want or need, instead of WAITING for the world to provide it.
☑️ Accept RESPONSIBILITY instead of casting BLAME on circumstances for your unfulfilled needs and desires.
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The first step is the hardest, but once you’ve taken it, there’s no stopping you.
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Are you with me? 🙌🏼

Actions must always come first. . What do you want most? 👉🏼 To be healthy? 💚 👉🏼 To be happy? 😀 👉🏼 To be independent? 💪🏼 👉🏼 To be free? 🙌🏼 . All of these are FEELINGS you get when you experience what you want. . Yet, over and over, too many people wait around for the world to provide them what they want, before they feel “ready” to do what they need to do. . ✖️ Waiting to feel healthy before adopting a healthy diet and exercise routine? ✖️ Waiting to feel happy before getting out and doing the things you enjoy? ✖️ Waiting to feel independent before taking control of your own life? ✖️ Waiting to feel free before pursuing freedom from your limitations? . Stop waiting to experience the OUTCOME before you begin the PROCESS, or you’re going to be waiting forever. . This is the result of a FIXED mindset. . It also used to be me. . I was waiting for my doctor to figure out what’s wrong with me before I made the changes in my life I needed to feel healthy. . Then I discovered the truth: Actions always come first, feelings always come second. ✌🏼 . Once you admit that in order to feel healthy, you must first adopt a healthy lifestyle - or to feel happy, you must first begin doing the things you enjoy - you’re well on your way to adopting a GROWTH mindset. . ☑️ Prioritize the PROCESS over the OUTCOME, and make adjustments as you learn about yourself and what it means (and feels like) to be “healthy.” ☑️ Take ACTION to create circumstances that promote what you want or need, instead of WAITING for the world to provide it. ☑️ Accept RESPONSIBILITY instead of casting BLAME on circumstances for your unfulfilled needs and desires. . The first step is the hardest, but once you’ve taken it, there’s no stopping you. . Are you with me? 🙌🏼

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#misophoniamemes

#misophoniamemes

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#Repost @__nitch ・・・
Haruki Murakami //

#Repost @__nitch ・・・ Haruki Murakami // "Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones... And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood... And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." . #motivation #change #storm #struggle #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxietysucks #ocdsucks #ocdstigma #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #ocdrecovery #ocdlife #ocdawareness #psychology #panic #panicattack #agoraphobia #survival #resilience #grit #strong

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Reporting on life, post-dentist appointment.
I didn’t talk about it much, but my last attempt at a dentist appointment was a disaster.  I was so ill that day that I couldn’t stand up for the X-ray.  The tech got me the next soonest appointment possible.
I went in today a little more prepared and definitely feeling better.
The bad news: broken tooth obviously needs an extraction.  Lower right canine is damaged deep in the root, causing a build up of acid that is eating into my jaw.  It will need a root canal.  The clinic would also like to do a cleaning, but we’re not sure I can allow it.
The good news: I. HAVE. NO. CAVITIES.  How is that even possible?  Not only are there no new cavities in my teeth, but my gums are really healthy.  Yes, FLOSSING WORKS WONDERS.  My dentist was willing to hear about my limitations and put together a referral for two places in SF that do oral surgery.  It’s weird to me that I had oral surgery in a MUCH smaller town than where I live now, but she doesn’t think there’s an oral surgeon here who will do general anesthesia?  She asked if I can taken Ativan before I came in and I told her I had.
Her: “Do you have someone driving you?”
Me: “...no?”
Her: “Oh wow, because if I took an Ativan I would be like” *makes a universally understood face for “wasted.”
Me: “Yeah, not even close. It kind of takes the edge off.”
And I think from then on she understood my situation a lot better.
Also, I have abnormally long roots, which both explains why it took until I was 13 to lose my last baby tooth AND why my previous root canal was such a royal pain.

Reporting on life, post-dentist appointment. I didn’t talk about it much, but my last attempt at a dentist appointment was a disaster. I was so ill that day that I couldn’t stand up for the X-ray. The tech got me the next soonest appointment possible. I went in today a little more prepared and definitely feeling better. The bad news: broken tooth obviously needs an extraction. Lower right canine is damaged deep in the root, causing a build up of acid that is eating into my jaw. It will need a root canal. The clinic would also like to do a cleaning, but we’re not sure I can allow it. The good news: I. HAVE. NO. CAVITIES. How is that even possible? Not only are there no new cavities in my teeth, but my gums are really healthy. Yes, FLOSSING WORKS WONDERS. My dentist was willing to hear about my limitations and put together a referral for two places in SF that do oral surgery. It’s weird to me that I had oral surgery in a MUCH smaller town than where I live now, but she doesn’t think there’s an oral surgeon here who will do general anesthesia? She asked if I can taken Ativan before I came in and I told her I had. Her: “Do you have someone driving you?” Me: “...no?” Her: “Oh wow, because if I took an Ativan I would be like” *makes a universally understood face for “wasted.” Me: “Yeah, not even close. It kind of takes the edge off.” And I think from then on she understood my situation a lot better. Also, I have abnormally long roots, which both explains why it took until I was 13 to lose my last baby tooth AND why my previous root canal was such a royal pain.

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August 17, 2018
Anyone who struggles with constant vivid nightmares that has any tips? #sleepdisorder #nightmares #ijustwanttosleep

August 17, 2018 Anyone who struggles with constant vivid nightmares that has any tips? #sleepdisorder #nightmares #ijustwanttosleep

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melancholia
never ceasing
only subsiding slightly
it haunts me
but it is also the beauty in me
wistfully red
painting a masterpiece in my soul
breathing becomes heavy
i feel things so hard
it hurts
but it is beauty
they say beauty is pain 
for me it’s in my chest
not tight shoes 
a gimmick corset
burnt hands from a curling iron
it’s deep inside me that the lines of feeling and apathy are blurred
i reach for myself with no response
melancholia can be blue too
sometimes i wear melancholia on my sleeve
other times
on my eyelids

#melancholia #melancholy #feels #feelings #empathy #ifeelsodeeply #deepbreathing #selfreflection #soul #hollygolightly #meanreds #feeling blue #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #deppression #anxiety #bodydysmorphicdisorder #bdd #blueeyliner #lancome #lancomeeyeshadow #eyeshadowaseyeliner #makeup #poetry #learningtopoet #crappypoetry #melancholypoetry #melancholyselfie #melancholysoul

melancholia never ceasing only subsiding slightly it haunts me but it is also the beauty in me wistfully red painting a masterpiece in my soul breathing becomes heavy i feel things so hard it hurts but it is beauty they say beauty is pain for me it’s in my chest not tight shoes a gimmick corset burnt hands from a curling iron it’s deep inside me that the lines of feeling and apathy are blurred i reach for myself with no response melancholia can be blue too sometimes i wear melancholia on my sleeve other times on my eyelids #melancholia #melancholy #feels #feelings #empathy #ifeelsodeeply #deepbreathing #selfreflection #soul #hollygolightly #meanreds #feeling blue #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #deppression #anxiety #bodydysmorphicdisorder #bdd #blueeyliner #lancome #lancomeeyeshadow #eyeshadowaseyeliner #makeup #poetry #learningtopoet #crappypoetry #melancholypoetry #melancholyselfie #melancholysoul

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slightly unoriginal ❤️

slightly unoriginal ❤️

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messy hair, coffee, sweat 😓 i thought i would do a post about taking rest days from the gym tonight or tomorrow. because i realized today i need at least a couple rest days. 
a new video is up on my channel now and linked in my bio. i rant about recovery while doing my makeup. thank u guys 💞🙈

messy hair, coffee, sweat 😓 i thought i would do a post about taking rest days from the gym tonight or tomorrow. because i realized today i need at least a couple rest days. a new video is up on my channel now and linked in my bio. i rant about recovery while doing my makeup. thank u guys 💞🙈

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Continuing our session with Claire. She is having images on her mind in which her house burns down, and these are followed by compulsive checking rituals. In the previous part, part 1, we tried to help her see that the image on her mind is a thought, not the reality. In this part, we are working on her thoughts “What if I actually want to burn the house down and this is why I have these images on my mind. What if I actually hate my life and want to destroy everything?”
https://www.mindunderstandingitself.com/2018/08/17/a-cbt-session-compulsive-checking-part-2/

Continuing our session with Claire. She is having images on her mind in which her house burns down, and these are followed by compulsive checking rituals. In the previous part, part 1, we tried to help her see that the image on her mind is a thought, not the reality. In this part, we are working on her thoughts “What if I actually want to burn the house down and this is why I have these images on my mind. What if I actually hate my life and want to destroy everything?” https://www.mindunderstandingitself.com/2018/08/17/a-cbt-session-compulsive-checking-part-2/

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Two months of growth. Not just for my hair. June trauma-rama is never fun, but it is such fuel for burning shit down, and building back up. I’m feeling strong, in mind and spirit. I’m going with the flow, and I feel mellow as hell, for probably the first time ever. .
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#mentalhealth #mentalillness #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #traumahealing #therapy #phoenix #memyselfandssri #thankszoloft

Two months of growth. Not just for my hair. June trauma-rama is never fun, but it is such fuel for burning shit down, and building back up. I’m feeling strong, in mind and spirit. I’m going with the flow, and I feel mellow as hell, for probably the first time ever. . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalillness #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #traumahealing #therapy #phoenix #memyselfandssri #thankszoloft

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Read our new article. First part of a cognitive behavioral therapy session with a client with compulsive checking problems.

Read our new article. First part of a cognitive behavioral therapy session with a client with compulsive checking problems. "... C: Yes, so, in the kitchen, I make sure that everything is plugged out. I check the blender, the coffee machine, and the kettle, and next, I check the stove. One, two, three, four. 1-off, 2-off, 3-off, 4-off. Off, off, off, off. OK. It is off. I made sure that all the four knobs are looking at the same direction. OK. I am doing it again just to make sure. OK. I can leave the kitchen now. I am leaving. I will go upstairs and check the iron again. But maybe I should check the stove for one more time. One more time before I go upstairs, I’ll go back to the stove. T: So, you checked the stove, you were leaving, and then you decided to check again. What happened there? ..." https://www.mindunderstandingitself.com/2018/08/15/a-cbt-session-compulsive-checking-part-1/ #anxiety

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Writing has always been my outlet and I’ve kept a journal for as long as I can remember. I used to carry it with me everywhere, until I realized that I should probably be more present in the moment and process my thoughts later through journaling. I take it when I’m traveling, especially because traveling is triggering for me. Writing has always allowed me to tune out the world and get connected to what I’m really thinking and what I’m really feeling. It can be difficult (for anyone) to tune into their own truth with the overstimulation of work, job, responsibilities, (over) use of technology, social media and just life in general. This love and passion has led me to write me first book and I couldn’t be more excited...and nervous! -Anna (OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder)
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#thiswiswhatmentalillnesslookslike #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthmonth #stigmafree #i #define #me #idefineme #photoproject #movement #nostigma #bravery #strength #stories #people #redefine #reclaim #passion #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsdawareness #panic #panicdisorder #author #writer #journal #journaling

Writing has always been my outlet and I’ve kept a journal for as long as I can remember. I used to carry it with me everywhere, until I realized that I should probably be more present in the moment and process my thoughts later through journaling. I take it when I’m traveling, especially because traveling is triggering for me. Writing has always allowed me to tune out the world and get connected to what I’m really thinking and what I’m really feeling. It can be difficult (for anyone) to tune into their own truth with the overstimulation of work, job, responsibilities, (over) use of technology, social media and just life in general. This love and passion has led me to write me first book and I couldn’t be more excited...and nervous! -Anna (OCD, PTSD, Panic Disorder) . . . . . #thiswiswhatmentalillnesslookslike #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthmonth #stigmafree #i #define #me #idefineme #photoproject #movement #nostigma #bravery #strength #stories #people #redefine #reclaim #passion #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #ptsdawareness #panic #panicdisorder #author #writer #journal #journaling

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Would you know?
Looking at my pictures and the pieces of my life I share on social media, it may look like life is good and all is well with my soul... Looking at my captions of empowerment and hashtag strong women, it may seem like I have my shit together. But would you know?
- Would you know that I suffer daily with #OCD ?
- Would you know that I have #depression ? - Would you know that I'm fighting battles within me that rip my heart to shreds every day? - Would you know that I was sexually abused as a young girl? And still battling to recover?
#BeKind to one another, you have no idea what battles the person next to you is fighting.

#empowerment #healing  #consciousness #selfcare #selflove #recovery #wordsofwisdom #mindfulliving #f4f #wordstoliveby #mentalillness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #awareness #fighting #trying #gettingup #pickingupthepieces #livingwithocd #livingwithdepression #struggling #justbreathe #keeponkeepingon

Would you know? Looking at my pictures and the pieces of my life I share on social media, it may look like life is good and all is well with my soul... Looking at my captions of empowerment and hashtag strong women, it may seem like I have my shit together. But would you know? - Would you know that I suffer daily with #OCD ? - Would you know that I have #depression ? - Would you know that I'm fighting battles within me that rip my heart to shreds every day? - Would you know that I was sexually abused as a young girl? And still battling to recover? #BeKind to one another, you have no idea what battles the person next to you is fighting. #empowerment #healing #consciousness #selfcare #selflove #recovery #wordsofwisdom #mindfulliving #f4f #wordstoliveby #mentalillness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #awareness #fighting #trying #gettingup #pickingupthepieces #livingwithocd #livingwithdepression #struggling #justbreathe #keeponkeepingon

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How am I going to be in a big space with hundreds of people?
What if someone speaks to me?
What if someone hugs me?
How am I going to handle being in a busy place?
What if I pass out?
What if I’m sick?
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I took the plunge and went to the wedding ceremony this morning. Granted I made it through, though chronic illness was kicking my butt towards the end.
I was in pain and feeling disoriented. 
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I put myself first and did what I could to engage and when I couldn’t I didn’t force myself.
I grabbed a seat even if it was alone in the corner. 
I didn’t paint an everything’s okay face and push through the pain, which is something i’d do in the past just to avoid making others feel uncomfortable. 
I did what was best for me.💁🏽‍♀️💕
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Since i’ve got back home, i’ll be honest I feel physically awful but i’m glad I went. It was nice to spend time with family and the wedding ceremony and kirtan singers were beautiful🙏🏽
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#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#obsessivecompulsivedisorder#chronicillness#depression#invisibleillness#chronicallyill#cptsd#anxietyrelief#selflove#gad#smokeyeye#bpd#spoonie#healer#agoraphobia#weddingtime#selfie#britishasian#punjabi#lbloggersuk#acoa#panicattack#selfcare#mentalhealthsupport#diversityandinclusion#selfhelp#mentalhealthblogger#browngirlbloggers#unfairandlovely

How am I going to be in a big space with hundreds of people? What if someone speaks to me? What if someone hugs me? How am I going to handle being in a busy place? What if I pass out? What if I’m sick? - I took the plunge and went to the wedding ceremony this morning. Granted I made it through, though chronic illness was kicking my butt towards the end. I was in pain and feeling disoriented. But one thing I managed was to keep my anxiety to an okay level. - I put myself first and did what I could to engage and when I couldn’t I didn’t force myself. I grabbed a seat even if it was alone in the corner. I didn’t paint an everything’s okay face and push through the pain, which is something i’d do in the past just to avoid making others feel uncomfortable. I did what was best for me.💁🏽‍♀️💕 - Since i’ve got back home, i’ll be honest I feel physically awful but i’m glad I went. It was nice to spend time with family and the wedding ceremony and kirtan singers were beautiful🙏🏽 . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #chronicillness #depression #invisibleillness #chronicallyill #cptsd #anxietyrelief #selflove #gad #smokeyeye #bpd #spoonie #healer #agoraphobia #weddingtime #selfie #britishasian #punjabi #lbloggersuk #acoa #panicattack #selfcare #mentalhealthsupport #diversityandinclusion #selfhelp #mentalhealthblogger #browngirlbloggers #unfairandlovely

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A few months ago I decided to start wearing a medical ID bracelet. But not for the typical reasons. 
See, having a mental disorder can put your life at risk just as much as a physical disorder. What if you hallucinate and can’t ground yourself? What if you’re having an invasive delusion? What if you break from reality and no one knows what’s up? What if your meds give you a terrible side effect and people need to know what you’re taking?
I encourage others with mental illnesses to acquire some form of emergency ID - a card in their wallet, a bracelet, necklace, fill out the emergency ID page in their phone.
Mines simple - full name, disorder, main medication (lithium in my case), and two Emergency numbers. Hopefully that’s enough if I ever need it.
Really, others with these disorders should have one, just in case. These aren’t just for physical ailments anymore.

A few months ago I decided to start wearing a medical ID bracelet. But not for the typical reasons. See, having a mental disorder can put your life at risk just as much as a physical disorder. What if you hallucinate and can’t ground yourself? What if you’re having an invasive delusion? What if you break from reality and no one knows what’s up? What if your meds give you a terrible side effect and people need to know what you’re taking? I encourage others with mental illnesses to acquire some form of emergency ID - a card in their wallet, a bracelet, necklace, fill out the emergency ID page in their phone. Mines simple - full name, disorder, main medication (lithium in my case), and two Emergency numbers. Hopefully that’s enough if I ever need it. Really, others with these disorders should have one, just in case. These aren’t just for physical ailments anymore.

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Dear you,
There is so much strength in being able to accept uncomfortable feelings (anxiety/pain/grief/shame). There is so much strength in letting them do their work.
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17-8-18 Dear you, There is so much strength in being able to accept uncomfortable feelings (anxiety/pain/grief/shame). There is so much strength in letting them do their work. . . #ocd #mentalhealth #awareness #anxiety #help #support #journal #thoughts #intrusivethoughts #toc #recovery #mind #strength #pureo #pureocd #stopthestigma #selfawareness #acceptance #selflove #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #inspirational #togetherwecan #information #mh #selfcare

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"You're doing amazing, sweetie." 😂 Seriously, get you a therapist that's this supportive. Kris and the photographer are basically mine with American accents. I'm Kim except not modelling, fully clothed and having an anxiety attack. 🌼 #exposuretherapy #cbt #ocdrecovery #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #therapymemes #mentalillnessmemes #mentalhealthmemes #erp

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"I survive because the fire inside of me burns brighter and stronger then the fire around me.". . Im so happy that my skin is getting good enough to where I can take photos without having to photoshop, obviously filters will always still be used but it's a big step for my not to full blown Photoshop my skin. . . . #mentalhealth #mentalillness #anxiety #anxietydisorder #panicdisorder #panicattack #depression #depressed #PTSD #ptsd #posttraumaticstressdisorder #complexposttraumaticstressdisorder #ocd #OCD #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #eatingdisorder #bingeeatingdisorder #bulimia #anorexia #recovery #mentalhealthrecovery #psychosis #voices #hallucinations #mentalhealthstory #selfhelp #mindfullness

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Did it! I had one hour's sleep, I was scared of my tiredness level, but my husband had a day off to take me (he's amazing) and I did it!

I nearly wasn't allowed on. This is me sat in the waiting room after the lady who ran the course had just told me that after three sessions missed, you are struck off the course. As I was sitting here, I felt ashamed, flawed, wrong and stupid, and tears started welling up in my eyes (I usually find it hard to cry). But the work I've done must have changed something in me, because just as I was about to feel small and like a broken nuisance (hi there, emotional flashbacks!) , I spoke to myself nicely. My inner adult knew what to do and told my inner child the truth.

Did it! I had one hour's sleep, I was scared of my tiredness level, but my husband had a day off to take me (he's amazing) and I did it! I nearly wasn't allowed on. This is me sat in the waiting room after the lady who ran the course had just told me that after three sessions missed, you are struck off the course. As I was sitting here, I felt ashamed, flawed, wrong and stupid, and tears started welling up in my eyes (I usually find it hard to cry). But the work I've done must have changed something in me, because just as I was about to feel small and like a broken nuisance (hi there, emotional flashbacks!) , I spoke to myself nicely. My inner adult knew what to do and told my inner child the truth. "You are not a let down."; "You have a physical problem and a valid reason for missing the sessions."; "Even if they won't let you in, you made the effort to get here. You tried. That's all you could do." When I was let in (hoorah!) , I spoke to people and answered the questions that were given to the group. I interacted. And in that moment, that I realised I was on my way to becoming a woman with built-in confidence and self-assurance. I'm not quite there yet. But this me? This me today who tries? This me is going to get me there. And that is not an affirmation - that is a deep-knowing, sat in my gut, with the strength of the hardiest diamond. It cannot be broken - like a mathematical rule. If I keep on trying, I will undeniably get to where I want to be... Whatever it takes, and however slow I may go. #selfreliance #selflove #selfconfidence #faith #selfimprovement #selfwork #selfgrowth #innerchild #buildingresilience #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalhealth #endthestigma #cptsd

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Hey guys how are you all? I hope everyone is okay and having a good day❤
Also I want to remind everyone to send me your OCD stories! Don't be ashamed or afraid. Sharing your story could help someone else who's in your same situation! Dm me your story and I will share it in a post, also anonimously if you prefer!
#ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxious #ocdsupport #anxietysupport #mentalillnesssupport #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentaldisorder #mentaldisorders #ocdhelp #ocdawareness #ocdstory #story

Hey guys how are you all? I hope everyone is okay and having a good day❤ Also I want to remind everyone to send me your OCD stories! Don't be ashamed or afraid. Sharing your story could help someone else who's in your same situation! Dm me your story and I will share it in a post, also anonimously if you prefer! #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxious #ocdsupport #anxietysupport #mentalillnesssupport #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentaldisorder #mentaldisorders #ocdhelp #ocdawareness #ocdstory #story

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I wish this message wasn’t as hard to pass on as it is. Wont ever stop trying tho 😎

I wish this message wasn’t as hard to pass on as it is. Wont ever stop trying tho 😎

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«Просто напоминаю, что наличие психического заболевания не является оправданием для вашего токсичного поведения. Это не повод причинять боль другим людям. Это не повод пересекать границы. Это не повод не извиняться, когда ты кого-то обидел, говоря «Ну у меня же расстройство...» Даже если вы ведёте себя так из-за психического заболевания, вы всё ещё несёте ответственность за своё поведение.» #obsessive #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #пограничноерасстройство #прл #окр #depression #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalhealth #mental_health

«Просто напоминаю, что наличие психического заболевания не является оправданием для вашего токсичного поведения. Это не повод причинять боль другим людям. Это не повод пересекать границы. Это не повод не извиняться, когда ты кого-то обидел, говоря «Ну у меня же расстройство...» Даже если вы ведёте себя так из-за психического заболевания, вы всё ещё несёте ответственность за своё поведение.» #obsessive #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #пограничноерасстройство #прл #окр #depression #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalhealth #mental_health

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This hit me DEEP lmao

This hit me DEEP lmao

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I did it! I flew alone with an 11 and a half months baby. 
It was one thing after another. I couldn’t find the pad locks for the suitcase. Had lady problem that meant I had to do a last minute dash to the pharmacy. My lift to the airport blew a tyre. Franco poured water all over himself. Cash point for taxi wasn’t working.... But I bloody well flew BY MYSELF with a baby! (He ate so many biscuit, I definitely drank...) #soloflight #justmummyandbaby #biscuitbribery .
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I did it! I flew alone with an 11 and a half months baby. It was one thing after another. I couldn’t find the pad locks for the suitcase. Had lady problem that meant I had to do a last minute dash to the pharmacy. My lift to the airport blew a tyre. Franco poured water all over himself. Cash point for taxi wasn’t working.... But I bloody well flew BY MYSELF with a baby! (He ate so many biscuit, I definitely drank...) #soloflight #justmummyandbaby #biscuitbribery . . . #postnataldepression #pnd #postpartumdepression #ppd #anixety #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocd #mumlife #motherhood #mumsofinstgram #instamum

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‘The Duke’ **Limited Edition** Bronson and Beau’s classy black on black with rose gold features.  Stainless Steel band in black, Japan Movment, 40mm width and 20mm strap. Don’t wait... there is only a small number of these brilliant watches available.  Price includes shipping and your personal donation to @beyondblueofficial #letstalk #nojudgement #depressionawareness #makeachange #share #listen #anxietysucks #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #dontbeafraid #makeastand #lovehard #smileagain #itmatters #bronsonandbeau #mensfashion #blackonblack #rosegold #getonboard #tagme #online #linkinbio #bendigo #melbourne #australiandesigned #supportsmallbusiness

‘The Duke’ **Limited Edition** Bronson and Beau’s classy black on black with rose gold features. Stainless Steel band in black, Japan Movment, 40mm width and 20mm strap. Don’t wait... there is only a small number of these brilliant watches available. Price includes shipping and your personal donation to @beyondblueofficial #letstalk #nojudgement #depressionawareness #makeachange #share #listen #anxietysucks #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #dontbeafraid #makeastand #lovehard #smileagain #itmatters #bronsonandbeau #mensfashion #blackonblack #rosegold #getonboard #tagme #online #linkinbio #bendigo #melbourne #australiandesigned #supportsmallbusiness

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I'm tired of taking. I want to make things. I want to add something to this world....

I'm tired of taking. I want to make things. I want to add something to this world.... "Remy".... Ratatoullie 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖 From my very first sushi roll at the house to serving at Roots.... Yes. It is an art, and isn't perfect. ..... But I can't help but feel a little proud...... #inspiration #foodporn #foodie #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #foodisart #food. #sushi

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it’s been a long time. since i have loved. trusted. felt comfortable. safe. loved. myself. home. i have abused this body. binged away. starved away. done destructive behaviours left and right. inhale toxics and exhale the pain of the pain on my skin. now is the time more than ever in my life that i feel the need to focus on my inner self. this body has suffered. but only because my mind has suffered. my intuition has been screaming at me lately. and when i choose to ignore it, the voice of it begins to fade. i begin to fade. my voice. my soul is begging to finally have a place to rest. take the disorders from my mind that have been taking home there and instead make a home for myself. i have felt safe and comfortable in my own skin before. but that comfort and that safety didn’t come from another person. they came from within me. and despite not feeling like it, they are still there. i have felt silence and trust within myself before. but those feelings did not come from being sick and underweight. they do not belong to that time of my life. they belong to me. and i have been searching for months now. i catch myself smiling at strangers more and wishing them a good day. i feel the need to spread love and kindness. we can only fix this world by ourselves and by trying. love and kindness radiate. and when you begin to give it to yourself, you can give it to the people you find yourself surrounded by. it’s been a long time. and i’ve been searching for months. but my intuition has never been louder. and i know everything i need to do. [📷: @brittany_hanna]

it’s been a long time. since i have loved. trusted. felt comfortable. safe. loved. myself. home. i have abused this body. binged away. starved away. done destructive behaviours left and right. inhale toxics and exhale the pain of the pain on my skin. now is the time more than ever in my life that i feel the need to focus on my inner self. this body has suffered. but only because my mind has suffered. my intuition has been screaming at me lately. and when i choose to ignore it, the voice of it begins to fade. i begin to fade. my voice. my soul is begging to finally have a place to rest. take the disorders from my mind that have been taking home there and instead make a home for myself. i have felt safe and comfortable in my own skin before. but that comfort and that safety didn’t come from another person. they came from within me. and despite not feeling like it, they are still there. i have felt silence and trust within myself before. but those feelings did not come from being sick and underweight. they do not belong to that time of my life. they belong to me. and i have been searching for months now. i catch myself smiling at strangers more and wishing them a good day. i feel the need to spread love and kindness. we can only fix this world by ourselves and by trying. love and kindness radiate. and when you begin to give it to yourself, you can give it to the people you find yourself surrounded by. it’s been a long time. and i’ve been searching for months. but my intuition has never been louder. and i know everything i need to do. [📷: @brittany_hanna]

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Sprint, walk, step or shuffle... forward is forward! 🏃‍♀️ 🚶🏽‍♀️ 🐢 Don't ever let the concept of speed get you down! 🙅‍♀️Just keep moving at any pace! 💡❤️🙌
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Sprint, walk, step or shuffle... forward is forward! 🏃‍♀️ 🚶🏽‍♀️ 🐢 Don't ever let the concept of speed get you down! 🙅‍♀️Just keep moving at any pace! 💡❤️🙌 Image source is unknown. • • • #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillnessquotes #anxiety #anxietyquotes #anxietyrecovery #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthwarrior #ariarosejewelry #curestigma #meditation #meditate #meditations #meditationspace #meditation🙏

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❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ "In Touch" by Valerie Parente Available on amazon.com! Undergraduate physics student, Jef Sterling, has done enough textbook reading to know that the universe is home to countless mind-blowing discoveries. But Jef never expected one of those discoveries to be the mind of an obsessive compulsive writer sharing the same campus as him. After reading a poem by Lacey Parker about her personal struggle with OCD, Jef’s highly rational brain fixates on uncovering the mysteries held captive in Lacey’s highly irrational brain. Throughout the course of a school year these two students exchange ideas that merge science with art, reality with fantasy, and physical phenomena with mental phenomena. While learning from one another Jef makes it his mission to make sense of Lacey’s nonsensical disorder and all of its incredible ironies; how she lives by the notion of feeling everything emotionally but dreads feeling anything physically, how her mind lives to protect as it gradually wreaks destruction, and most paradoxically how both Lacey’s most rewarding qualities and most detrimental flaws manifest from the same brain. In Touch by Valerie Parente is a realistic fiction novel alive with intellectual discussion, mental strife, heartache, and anecdotal insight into the cognitive confines of obsessive compulsive disorder. #InTouch #book #fiction #realisticfiction #psychology #art #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #OCD #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentaldisorder #mentalillness #selfpublishing #selfpublished #published #touch #anxiety #germs #germaphobia #inspirational #physics #science #philosophy #novel #author #writer #authorsofinstagram #depression #story #Kindle

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"The art of OCD" by Dennis Ryan Are the hands clasped in prayer and contemplation, or engaged in frantic washing? 👏 👏 Psychologists use the DSM-5 for diagnostic purposes and the criteria for OCD are: Obsessions are defined by (1) and (2): 1. Recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or impulses that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and unwanted, and that in most individuals cause marked anxiety or distress. 2.The individual attempts to ignore or suppress such thoughts, urges, or images, or to neutralize them with some other thought or action (i.e., by performing a compulsion). Compulsions are defined by (1) and (2): 1. Repetitive behaviors (e.g., hand washing, ordering, checking) or mental acts (e.g., praying, counting, repeating words silently) that the individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession or according to rules that must be applied rigidly. 2.The behaviours or mental acts are aimed at preventing or reducing anxiety or distress, or preventing some dreaded event or situation; however, these behaviors or mental acts are not connected in a realistic way with what they are designed to neutralize or prevent, or are clearly excessive. You should seek psychological help for this condition if you meet criteria. OCD is treatable. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxietydisorder #anxious #selfbelief #mentalhealth #dsmv #diagnosis #anxietydisorder #psychologyart #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthstruggle #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdawareness #ocdproblems #mentalhealthadvocate #compulsion #stopmentalillness #intrusivethoughts #anxietymanagement mentalhealthawareness #toptags #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #invisibleillness #healthandwellness #mentalstrength #healthymindset #thinkaboutit #reduceworry

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OCD 
I thought that an image of the beautiful roman baths in Bath is a good way to introduce the topic of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). #ocd is an anxiety disorder where an individual can have obsessive (recurring) thoughts ( fixation, rumination) and compulsive behaviour ( eg. Washing, bathing) that can cause difficulties in daily functioning.

People with OCD often feel intense shame about their need to carry out these compulsions. These feelings of shame can exacerbate the problem and the shame, and consequent secrecy associated with OCD can lead to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. It can also result in social disability, such as children failing to attend school or adults becoming housebound.  Some common concerns include: .
👏 obsessive hand-washing or household cleaning to reduce an exaggerated fear of contamination;
✔ obsession with order or symmetry 🆘️ Safety/checking ❌  Sexual issues
➕  Religious/moral issues

OCD causes distress for the sufferer and those around them.  It is a treatable condition, and it is important to get a diagnosis with a Psychologist or Psychiatrist.  Here is more information to consider:  www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/types-of-anxiety/ocd

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OCD I thought that an image of the beautiful roman baths in Bath is a good way to introduce the topic of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). #ocd is an anxiety disorder where an individual can have obsessive (recurring) thoughts ( fixation, rumination) and compulsive behaviour ( eg. Washing, bathing) that can cause difficulties in daily functioning. People with OCD often feel intense shame about their need to carry out these compulsions. These feelings of shame can exacerbate the problem and the shame, and consequent secrecy associated with OCD can lead to a delay in diagnosis and treatment. It can also result in social disability, such as children failing to attend school or adults becoming housebound. Some common concerns include: . 👏 obsessive hand-washing or household cleaning to reduce an exaggerated fear of contamination; ✔ obsession with order or symmetry 🆘️ Safety/checking ❌ Sexual issues ➕ Religious/moral issues OCD causes distress for the sufferer and those around them. It is a treatable condition, and it is important to get a diagnosis with a Psychologist or Psychiatrist. Here is more information to consider: www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/anxiety/types-of-anxiety/ocd June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #anxiety #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #psychologyfacts #checking #psychological #psychology #psychologytips #mentalhealthsupport #diagnosis #psychologist #worryless #anxietydisorder #anxietyhelp #anxious #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyawareness #anxietyproblems #worry #obsessed #compulsive #mentalhealth #mentalhealthadvice #mentalhealthtips #talkinghelps #talkingtherapy #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness @travelpsychology

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Some people get upset when I compare mental illness to physical illnesses but it is very much an equal comparison that very few people choose to see. If we do look at it in comparison for a moment you will clearly be able to see the difference between mental health and mental illness. Just like our physical well being there is a distinction between diagnosed illnesses and stuff we know we need to do to kelp fit and healthy. Mental fitness is exactly the same. Mental health is like deciding to eat better or wanting to loose weight. It is something that will cause us long term issues if we choose to neglect it just as our physical body would. EVERYONE will have some form of mental health issue in their life. Just as we all would have some form of sickness, weakened immune system, injury or times we are not at our physical best. We LL KNOW THAT Doing little things every day to make sure we are in our optimal physical form to help ward off sickness and ailments. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as our physical health and serves the same purpose! To help ward off mental distress or periods where we are not functioning at optimal mental efficiency. These are the times people would often label as stressful or down times like catching a common cold. At times they can be more severe, last longer and need some form of treatment to get better. Situational depression is a very common flu of the mind. You could let it be and perhaps it will go away on its own, you could perhaps speed up the process with treatment or live with it and the inconveniences it creates much like my stubborn father who refused to do anything about the bulging disk in his back. Periods of mental unwellness are not to be confused with mental illnesses! Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, torrenTs, Parkinson disease are like being born with a physical disability that will be with the patient for life!Some severe forms of depression, anxiety disorders or personality disorders are like cancers or degenerative ailments that WILL NOT GO AWAY on there own! Just because you work on your mental health, does not mean you know anything about overcoming a mental illness.

Some people get upset when I compare mental illness to physical illnesses but it is very much an equal comparison that very few people choose to see. If we do look at it in comparison for a moment you will clearly be able to see the difference between mental health and mental illness. Just like our physical well being there is a distinction between diagnosed illnesses and stuff we know we need to do to kelp fit and healthy. Mental fitness is exactly the same. Mental health is like deciding to eat better or wanting to loose weight. It is something that will cause us long term issues if we choose to neglect it just as our physical body would. EVERYONE will have some form of mental health issue in their life. Just as we all would have some form of sickness, weakened immune system, injury or times we are not at our physical best. We LL KNOW THAT Doing little things every day to make sure we are in our optimal physical form to help ward off sickness and ailments. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as our physical health and serves the same purpose! To help ward off mental distress or periods where we are not functioning at optimal mental efficiency. These are the times people would often label as stressful or down times like catching a common cold. At times they can be more severe, last longer and need some form of treatment to get better. Situational depression is a very common flu of the mind. You could let it be and perhaps it will go away on its own, you could perhaps speed up the process with treatment or live with it and the inconveniences it creates much like my stubborn father who refused to do anything about the bulging disk in his back. Periods of mental unwellness are not to be confused with mental illnesses! Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, torrenTs, Parkinson disease are like being born with a physical disability that will be with the patient for life!Some severe forms of depression, anxiety disorders or personality disorders are like cancers or degenerative ailments that WILL NOT GO AWAY on there own! Just because you work on your mental health, does not mean you know anything about overcoming a mental illness.

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