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Here’s my weekly spread. It is inspired by @bulletwithe 
And that’s my beautiful cat Myron in the back 😻

Have you planned your weekly spread yet?

Here’s my weekly spread. It is inspired by @bulletwithe And that’s my beautiful cat Myron in the back 😻 Have you planned your weekly spread yet?

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He is Mihail! Every day he teaches me something about acceptance and joy. Stay kind and enjoy! Celebrate your unique spark and remember to love! 🎓🌞🎁 #grattitude #teacherlife🍎 #peaceonearth #erasmus #erasmuslife🌍 #erasmuslife #autism #adhd #ocdawareness

He is Mihail! Every day he teaches me something about acceptance and joy. Stay kind and enjoy! Celebrate your unique spark and remember to love! 🎓🌞🎁 #grattitude #teacherlife🍎 #peaceonearth #erasmus #erasmuslife🌍 #erasmuslife #autism #adhd #ocdawareness

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Let me create this look for you. Slay with Trichotillomania. If you feel afraid of going to a hairdresser or discussing issues about the condition I’m here to help. I will ship internationally. Click the link on my bio to donate. Let’s help enhance and elevate those with Trich

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Let me create this look for you. Slay with Trichotillomania. If you feel afraid of going to a hairdresser or discussing issues about the condition I’m here to help. I will ship internationally. Click the link on my bio to donate. Let’s help enhance and elevate those with Trich #hairpullingdisorder #gofundme #trichotillomania #alopecia #hairdisorders #women #beauty #lacefrontal #lacefrontwigs #power #ocdawareness #ocddisorder #empoweringwomen

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11/12/18
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Take your pills to much
say how you feel too much 
but shit gets real too much 
so should I seal it up 
Or can I handle that
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Tempers up and down and don’t give a fuck
You can’t fight all the tears it sucks
so should I seal it up 
Or can I handle that
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Doctors doctors doctors 
Weekly they get to see this quack
All have minds that are fine 
Protected their craft which took time 
Wouldn’t give up no leave behinds
They went to school 
Graduated
They have certifications
All negative no positive
For signing off medications
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There just there to do their job 
The pills will help you 
The pharmacy sees the script and and has Thoughts they won’t tell you
They think you’re crazy or lazy just get out bed 
Let the day be
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“But those wont help you they don’t know you how I know you baby”
I listen to that advice for over half of my life
From a mother in spite
Who didn’t love or sacrifice 
I could of had a solution 
Instead my mind got polluted 
Thoughts 
Imprisoned in my brain cells
But everyone said just eat better sleep more 
Then you’ll feel well
It’s deeper than that 
Chemicals deep in the back
Of that polluted mind 
That is unleveled not fine
Seratonin hypocretin 
The things that cause me trials and grievin
I refused meds and was about to give in
Thinga changed for the new
Cause things I never knew
Would be my downfall until I complied and Then my patience grew
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It’s been years of fighting and crying and wondering why and asking anybody
“Why did God not love me and stick this in my body?”
Anything that you think down on will be negative
So brush it up please stand up 
You have so much will to give
Take the meds take the advice 
After all it’s what you pay for
You’ll never know how things will turn out if You never open the opportunity door

11/12/18 . Take your pills to much say how you feel too much but shit gets real too much so should I seal it up Or can I handle that . Tempers up and down and don’t give a fuck You can’t fight all the tears it sucks so should I seal it up Or can I handle that . Doctors doctors doctors Weekly they get to see this quack All have minds that are fine Protected their craft which took time Wouldn’t give up no leave behinds They went to school Graduated They have certifications All negative no positive For signing off medications . There just there to do their job The pills will help you The pharmacy sees the script and and has Thoughts they won’t tell you They think you’re crazy or lazy just get out bed Let the day be . “But those wont help you they don’t know you how I know you baby” I listen to that advice for over half of my life From a mother in spite Who didn’t love or sacrifice I could of had a solution Instead my mind got polluted Thoughts Imprisoned in my brain cells But everyone said just eat better sleep more Then you’ll feel well It’s deeper than that Chemicals deep in the back Of that polluted mind That is unleveled not fine Seratonin hypocretin The things that cause me trials and grievin I refused meds and was about to give in Thinga changed for the new Cause things I never knew Would be my downfall until I complied and Then my patience grew . It’s been years of fighting and crying and wondering why and asking anybody “Why did God not love me and stick this in my body?” Anything that you think down on will be negative So brush it up please stand up You have so much will to give Take the meds take the advice After all it’s what you pay for You’ll never know how things will turn out if You never open the opportunity door

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Anxiety is what feeds ocd; the less anxiety reaction to a thought, the less they will pop up, and overtime with this habituation your ocd will fade. Two mindset tools: 1) having apathy when an obsessive thought comes 2) seeing your brain simply as a competitor that is trying to hype itself up and make you scared. The thoughts aren’t reality, it’s bully talk. Medication is effective for many, but realize that mindset is the primary and most important tool. Mindset habituation (CBT or ERP) & meds together work well, but medication alone is not reliable. <blogpost: 📲https://ochpa.com/overpowerocd/> •
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Anxiety is what feeds ocd; the less anxiety reaction to a thought, the less they will pop up, and overtime with this habituation your ocd will fade. Two mindset tools: 1) having apathy when an obsessive thought comes 2) seeing your brain simply as a competitor that is trying to hype itself up and make you scared. The thoughts aren’t reality, it’s bully talk. Medication is effective for many, but realize that mindset is the primary and most important tool. Mindset habituation (CBT or ERP) & meds together work well, but medication alone is not reliable. • • • #mentalhealth #blogpost #mentalhealthblog #anxiety #ocd #depression #depressionedits #psychology #recovery #ocdrecovery #recoveryispossible #ocdproblems #intrusivethoughts #irvine #orangecounty #tumblr #ocdawareness #pureocd #pureocdrecovery #harmocd #badthoughts #thoughtswontstop #intrusivethoughts #compulsion #innerpeace #ocdhelp #erp #cbt #exposuretherapy

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Mood when you had an almost OCD free weekend, you could count your intrusive thoughts on one hand, and none of them spiralled into rumination 😎

Mood when you had an almost OCD free weekend, you could count your intrusive thoughts on one hand, and none of them spiralled into rumination 😎

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sorry for the crap quality 
anyways, I want to create an ocd collaboration YouTube channel. 
Every since I was 10 I’ve been watching YouTube channels and I feel like this could help other people with ocd or people recently diagnosed 
This could help people feel less alone and also help others. 
There’s honestly no criteria other than you have ocd and I would want people to be from different geographic locations 
If you know anyone interested lmk and we can create a giant group chat

sorry for the crap quality anyways, I want to create an ocd collaboration YouTube channel. Every since I was 10 I’ve been watching YouTube channels and I feel like this could help other people with ocd or people recently diagnosed This could help people feel less alone and also help others. There’s honestly no criteria other than you have ocd and I would want people to be from different geographic locations If you know anyone interested lmk and we can create a giant group chat

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HELP WANTED! ✌🏼
I'm looking for 5 SERIOUSLY motivated women who are passionate about health and fitness, helping others, and building her DREAMS to help me co-host my community’s December Online Bootcamp. 
Those who want to get in serious shape and get PAID for inspiring & helping others get started on their own journey by using social media. This is an opportunity to job shadow WHILE learning the exact steps it takes to turn online coaching into a fruitful part-time gig OR take all the way into a full time profession.

motivated ✌🏼️determined ✌🏼️driven ✌🏼️ You do not have to have previous fitness experience. I will teach you everything when it comes to social media, ethical practices, and building a professional direct sales business that is heart centered.

And if you're already into health & fitness - personally or professionally- why not turn that passion into a business? 
Full training included - Full-time income possible - Part-time hours. 👊🏼 LEAVE YOUR EMAIL BELOW 📩 OR COMMENT WITH A 💙
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HELP WANTED! ✌🏼 I'm looking for 5 SERIOUSLY motivated women who are passionate about health and fitness, helping others, and building her DREAMS to help me co-host my community’s December Online Bootcamp. Those who want to get in serious shape and get PAID for inspiring & helping others get started on their own journey by using social media. This is an opportunity to job shadow WHILE learning the exact steps it takes to turn online coaching into a fruitful part-time gig OR take all the way into a full time profession. motivated ✌🏼️determined ✌🏼️driven ✌🏼️ You do not have to have previous fitness experience. I will teach you everything when it comes to social media, ethical practices, and building a professional direct sales business that is heart centered. And if you're already into health & fitness - personally or professionally- why not turn that passion into a business? Full training included - Full-time income possible - Part-time hours. 👊🏼 LEAVE YOUR EMAIL BELOW 📩 OR COMMENT WITH A 💙 _________________ U.S., U.K. or Canada only.

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Ocd recovery is possible ⭐️ learn tools that will change your life forever ❤️ I love what I do as I help people change their lives❤️🙏 #mentalhealthawareness #ocdawareness #mentalhealthblogger #ocdproblems #ocd #ocdcure #ocdrecovery

Ocd recovery is possible ⭐️ learn tools that will change your life forever ❤️ I love what I do as I help people change their lives❤️🙏 #mentalhealthawareness #ocdawareness #mentalhealthblogger #ocdproblems #ocd #ocdcure #ocdrecovery

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But it doesn't have to be...reach out for help! Stop the stigmas. #noshame #realmotherhood #mentalillnessfeelslike

But it doesn't have to be...reach out for help! Stop the stigmas. #noshame #realmotherhood #mentalillnessfeelslike

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“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”⠀
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“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”⠀ – Eleanor Roosevelt⠀ ⠀ Call us today⠀ 405.588.2512⠀ ⠀ @hart4recoveryorg⠀ #h4r #supportnetwork #mindcoach #balance #counselorlife #itsoktonotbeok #peersupport #emotionalhealth #1in5 #inittogether #abusesurvivor #1in4 #dissociation #cptsd #ocdawareness #personalitydisorder #healing #depressionsupport #professionalhelp #narawareness #crazymaking #strongwoman #strongfirst #strongissexy #strongandsober #strongisbeautiful #strongmindstrongbody #strongminded

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12-11-18
Dear you,
The very first OCD page I came across was @lifebeyondocd (well, by googling “intrusive thoughts”) by Aaron Harvey and Rose Bretecher. They gave me hope and light. Soon after, I started watching the videos of @markwfreeman , who made me understand OCD better with his insights and terribly funny analogies. Then I started listening to podcasts, especially @theocdstories , by Stuart Ralph. Listening to so many people sharing their stories kept me motivated to learn more, search more, and follow people who inspire me.
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I cannot thank you enough (even the ones I could’t mention... that could be you!) for putting yourself out there, for breaking the silence, for teaching others about the importance of mental health and OCD. For being a shoulder to lean on and a safe place for me to be myself and learn about myself. 
Thank you, thank you for always reminding me I am never alone. For giving me motivation to raise my voice too. I am eternally grateful. You guys rock 🤘🏻
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A good reminder that Internet and social media have great and wonderful people, who strive to make this world a better place to live in.
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#awareness #anxiety #help #support #journal #thoughts #intrusivethoughts #toc #recovery #mind #strength #pureo #pureocd #stopthestigma #selfawareness #acceptance #selflove #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #inspirational #togetherwecan #information #mh #selfcare #ocdawarenessweek #ocdweek #ocdawareness #NoEstasSolo #healing #brain

12-11-18 Dear you, The very first OCD page I came across was @lifebeyondocd (well, by googling “intrusive thoughts”) by Aaron Harvey and Rose Bretecher. They gave me hope and light. Soon after, I started watching the videos of @markwfreeman , who made me understand OCD better with his insights and terribly funny analogies. Then I started listening to podcasts, especially @theocdstories , by Stuart Ralph. Listening to so many people sharing their stories kept me motivated to learn more, search more, and follow people who inspire me. . . I cannot thank you enough (even the ones I could’t mention... that could be you!) for putting yourself out there, for breaking the silence, for teaching others about the importance of mental health and OCD. For being a shoulder to lean on and a safe place for me to be myself and learn about myself. Thank you, thank you for always reminding me I am never alone. For giving me motivation to raise my voice too. I am eternally grateful. You guys rock 🤘🏻 . . A good reminder that Internet and social media have great and wonderful people, who strive to make this world a better place to live in. . . #awareness #anxiety #help #support #journal #thoughts #intrusivethoughts #toc #recovery #mind #strength #pureo #pureocd #stopthestigma #selfawareness #acceptance #selflove #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #inspirational #togetherwecan #information #mh #selfcare #ocdawarenessweek #ocdweek #ocdawareness #NoEstasSolo #healing #brain

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Yes, my mental health on a bad day is crippling. However, I gain more learning on my bad days than I ever could get from a good day. This is why I believe bad days are necessary. They remind me of why I’m passionate about mental health awareness, why I created Replenish and the importance of compassion towards others. I choose to see that my bad days are important for my development as a person and to be the best version of myself.
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Yes, my mental health on a bad day is crippling. However, I gain more learning on my bad days than I ever could get from a good day. This is why I believe bad days are necessary. They remind me of why I’m passionate about mental health awareness, why I created Replenish and the importance of compassion towards others. I choose to see that my bad days are important for my development as a person and to be the best version of myself. ------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------- #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #ocd #ocdawareness #mentalhealthblogger #nevergiveup #itsabaddaynotabadlife #learning #experience #wellbeing #wellness #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #life #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthireland #quotes #quoteoftheday #replenish #replenishlifestyle #empowerment #unapologetic

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If hurting people hurt people, than loving people love people.
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People need you; I know many of us are hurting with this thing called life, but I also know that you are stronger than you think, and people need you!
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They need you to be strong, find the courage, and to show them that you are going to beat this thing! Why? Cause you are worthy! Worthy of healing! And worthy of being you! Please reach out if I can help. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach
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#anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxiety #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems
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If hurting people hurt people, than loving people love people. . People need you; I know many of us are hurting with this thing called life, but I also know that you are stronger than you think, and people need you! . They need you to be strong, find the courage, and to show them that you are going to beat this thing! Why? Cause you are worthy! Worthy of healing! And worthy of being you! Please reach out if I can help. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach . . . #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxiety #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems ***

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☻☺︎
♡ you meet someone incredible but you question it
♡ you get invited to the table, but sit silently because you’re too busy questioning if you belong
♡ good things happen in your life and you ask why
♡ blessings can’t multiply if you’re always wasting energy questioning them
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As someone who struggles with alllllll that 24/7 - being in my head, it’s hard AF. Just know the person sitting next to you is morrrrre than likely in their head too! Someone recently told me some great advice: be inwardly confident & outwardly focused. Repeat it during times of anxiety & watch the transformation.

☻☺︎ ♡ you meet someone incredible but you question it ♡ you get invited to the table, but sit silently because you’re too busy questioning if you belong ♡ good things happen in your life and you ask why ♡ blessings can’t multiply if you’re always wasting energy questioning them 💛💛💛 As someone who struggles with alllllll that 24/7 - being in my head, it’s hard AF. Just know the person sitting next to you is morrrrre than likely in their head too! Someone recently told me some great advice: be inwardly confident & outwardly focused. Repeat it during times of anxiety & watch the transformation.

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I know this is true, but it doesn’t feel like it lately. My SAD is making me feel like the biggest failure as of late. I feel stuck, at times worthless, and am so unsure of my next steps
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I know this is part of healing. That you need to make mistakes in order to grow. I’ll find my way through the obstacles. The road is just dim at the moment...
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Posting this for those that need reminded of this too
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#mimentality #keeprecovering #keepfighting #keepliving #keephoping #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthblogger

I know this is true, but it doesn’t feel like it lately. My SAD is making me feel like the biggest failure as of late. I feel stuck, at times worthless, and am so unsure of my next steps • I know this is part of healing. That you need to make mistakes in order to grow. I’ll find my way through the obstacles. The road is just dim at the moment... • Posting this for those that need reminded of this too • • • #mimentality #keeprecovering #keepfighting #keepliving #keephoping #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthblogger

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"Mom, if your heart is happy then the people around you will be happy. It's like a flower giving birth to a flower!" - Bliss 🌺 . She's been on quite the adventure this year, learning to cope and regulate with sensory integration challenges + anxiety. But the things she is TEACHING us from this space. These special kids have been gifted to us with intent. I'll say it a million times over. Breathe, fellow mama-sister-friend. Your child is a gift too. Will you lean into it? . Gosh, I can't wait to bring our really-big-starting-small dream to life ✌ I have so much love for this wildness to pass along with my girl @noiknitco. . Also, I have a love for naps. And I took one to keep the positive vibes rolling! #TeamNoQuit

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While we’d all love to be able to just buy new clothes when our old ones stop fitting we need to address the fact that this comment is privileged.
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Several people do not have the money to purchase new clothes. They are stuck trying to fit into clothes that clearly don’t fit them.
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Or they are forced to wear whatever they can find if their clothes truly do not fit them anymore.
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Please think about this before you suggest to people that they just “buy new pants” or “get a new shirt that fits.” Think about your privilege in that situation.
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Also think about how your friend May be embarrassed to tell you they can’t buy new clothes or they don’t have the money.

While we’d all love to be able to just buy new clothes when our old ones stop fitting we need to address the fact that this comment is privileged. . Several people do not have the money to purchase new clothes. They are stuck trying to fit into clothes that clearly don’t fit them. . Or they are forced to wear whatever they can find if their clothes truly do not fit them anymore. . Please think about this before you suggest to people that they just “buy new pants” or “get a new shirt that fits.” Think about your privilege in that situation. . Also think about how your friend May be embarrassed to tell you they can’t buy new clothes or they don’t have the money.

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After finally understanding that my anxiety wasn't something I needed to

After finally understanding that my anxiety wasn't something I needed to "fix" or react to, I was able to take a more impassive and observant role with it. For so many of us, we will have a thought that grabs our attention, our anxiety will spike, and we spend the rest of the day ruminating and trying to out-logic our original thought. What this does is simply reinforce the need to over analyze and scrutinize any thought that makes us anxious. The response I now take to my anxiety is a bit more sardonic and bored. It's not to say that I become a royal dick to myself every time an anxious thought creeps in, but I certainly don't respond to it in the same way I used to. Old response: "OHMYGOD what if?!?" (5 hours later I'm so worn out from thinking it out that I go to bed) New response: "I'm having the thought that...." and then "oh there's anxiety! I don't think I want to obsess over this right now" and I turn my attention to something else. Not easy at first, but with enough practice it gets much more automatic. You can do this! Don't let anxiety trick you into unnecessary worrying. 💕 #mindfulnessbasedcognitivetherapy #anxietymanagement #acceptance #cognitivescience #neuroscience #brainplasticity #acceptanceandcommitmenttherapy #responding #ocd #ocdawareness #anxietyawareness #anxietytherapy #therapist #psychology #holisticpsychology #counselorlife #anxiety #anxietymemes

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Bitch stfu idiot u literally live to torture me you’re garbage BYEEEEEEEEE #intrusivethoughts #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdmemes

Bitch stfu idiot u literally live to torture me you’re garbage BYEEEEEEEEE #intrusivethoughts #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdmemes

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It’s been a busy weekend celebrating my sisters baby shower 💖 Inspired by the incredibly talented @ivyandstonecakedesign I made this cake for the celebration... I love baking but I’m just so bad at it and it doesn’t help that I’m such a perfectionist so I was really disappointed with it, I just wanted it to be perfect and it caused me so much stress that my husband has put me on a baking ban 😂😂 But actually, I received so many compliments on it so I’m pretty happy for my first proper cake that I’ve made!
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#babyshower #babyshowercakes #itsagirl #celebration #sisters #baking #cake #bakingacake #cakesofinstagram #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthblogger #lifestyleblogger #blogger #emetophobia #emetophobiarecovery #recoveryjourney #anxiety #anxietydisorder #anxietyproblems #stigma #nostigma #selflove #love #positivity #positivevibes #ocd #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivebackpacker

It’s been a busy weekend celebrating my sisters baby shower 💖 Inspired by the incredibly talented @ivyandstonecakedesign I made this cake for the celebration... I love baking but I’m just so bad at it and it doesn’t help that I’m such a perfectionist so I was really disappointed with it, I just wanted it to be perfect and it caused me so much stress that my husband has put me on a baking ban 😂😂 But actually, I received so many compliments on it so I’m pretty happy for my first proper cake that I’ve made! . . #babyshower #babyshowercakes #itsagirl #celebration #sisters #baking #cake #bakingacake #cakesofinstagram #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthblogger #lifestyleblogger #blogger #emetophobia #emetophobiarecovery #recoveryjourney #anxiety #anxietydisorder #anxietyproblems #stigma #nostigma #selflove #love #positivity #positivevibes #ocd #ocdawareness #obsessivecompulsivebackpacker

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I should stop posting my memes on reddit they are just too popular 🥰🥰 #intrusivethoughts #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealth #ocdmemes #ocd

I should stop posting my memes on reddit they are just too popular 🥰🥰 #intrusivethoughts #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealth #ocdmemes #ocd

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November Thankfulness challenge:
Day 12- I am thankful for community. My tribe. The family, friends, followers, and acquaintances that offer encouragement, support, and love along the journey. Life is hard...but it’s easier when we carry each other. Who are the people you can count on to always be there? .
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#blessed🙏 #thankful🙏 #30daysofgratitude #30daysofthanks #ketofriendly #ketocommunity #ketomom #momtalk #migrainerelief  #thinksocial #wellnotperfect #homeschoolmom #chronicillnesswarrior #mentalhealthwarrior #ocdawareness #anxietyrelief #positivevibesonly💯 #mombosslife #investinyourself #sugarfree #nocarbs #coffeemakesmehappy #wichitafalls #northtexas #debtfreecommunity #weightlosstips #howcanIhelpyou #homeschoolmama #coffeeandjesus

November Thankfulness challenge: Day 12- I am thankful for community. My tribe. The family, friends, followers, and acquaintances that offer encouragement, support, and love along the journey. Life is hard...but it’s easier when we carry each other. Who are the people you can count on to always be there? . . . . #blessed🙏 #thankful🙏 #30daysofgratitude #30daysofthanks #ketofriendly #ketocommunity #ketomom #momtalk #migrainerelief #thinksocial #wellnotperfect #homeschoolmom #chronicillnesswarrior #mentalhealthwarrior #ocdawareness #anxietyrelief #positivevibesonly💯 #mombosslife #investinyourself #sugarfree #nocarbs #coffeemakesmehappy #wichitafalls #northtexas #debtfreecommunity #weightlosstips #howcanIhelpyou #homeschoolmama #coffeeandjesus

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"Labels and diagnoses are important because they give us tags that help us navigate the system and find therapists and connect with people. But Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an interesting case because there’s no biomarker for it. You can’t look inside someone’s brain and say that person has OCD. And beyond that, it’s all on a spectrum. Some people will have mild obsessive compulsive symptoms, whereas others have full blown debilitating conditions. Where on the spectrum the disorder starts is really, really subjective. I think we have to respect diagnosis and respect labels but we also have to question them at the same time." Rose Cartwright for Issue 01: The Accidental Advocate. Shot by @yumnaaa. Link in bio.

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One would think it would take more strength to hang on and that letting go sounds like giving up. Neither is true. It actually can take a great deal of strength to let go...letting go of bad habits, toxic people, negative self talk. And letting go of these things and others that hold us down is not giving up. It’s putting ourselves...and our health...first. So, I’ll tell you what I need to let go of. Fear. I’ve started a blog but, guess what?  I haven’t told anyone about it!  Why?  I don’t know!! I really don’t. So, I’ll do some cleaning up on it and then I’ll make the grand announcement. Even if only ten people read it, that’s okay. It chronicles some of my journey with bipolar disorder but will eventually include crafts, food, and it guest stars my son wring about tech issues. Yes, like me it’s intended to be very eclectic. What do you need to let go of?  #shareyourstory #share #letgo #share 
#strong #mentallystrong #fighting #warrior #diagnosis #gethelp #depression #depressionawareness #bipolar #bipolardepression #anxious #anxiety #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ocd #ocdawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #selflove #selfcare #therapy #counseling

One would think it would take more strength to hang on and that letting go sounds like giving up. Neither is true. It actually can take a great deal of strength to let go...letting go of bad habits, toxic people, negative self talk. And letting go of these things and others that hold us down is not giving up. It’s putting ourselves...and our health...first. So, I’ll tell you what I need to let go of. Fear. I’ve started a blog but, guess what? I haven’t told anyone about it! Why? I don’t know!! I really don’t. So, I’ll do some cleaning up on it and then I’ll make the grand announcement. Even if only ten people read it, that’s okay. It chronicles some of my journey with bipolar disorder but will eventually include crafts, food, and it guest stars my son wring about tech issues. Yes, like me it’s intended to be very eclectic. What do you need to let go of? #shareyourstory #share #letgo #share #strong #mentallystrong #fighting #warrior #diagnosis #gethelp #depression #depressionawareness #bipolar #bipolardepression #anxious #anxiety #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ocd #ocdawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #selflove #selfcare #therapy #counseling

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Your Monday self-care list. Make today one for the books. Or, just chill. Whatever floats your boat. 👋🏽

Your Monday self-care list. Make today one for the books. Or, just chill. Whatever floats your boat. 👋🏽

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If the struggle makes us stronger why are we so quick to complain and want out of it?
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The moment I started to believe this is the moment the anxiety lost its grip! I no longer complained about the struggle, with help, I learned to STOP fighting it, and I learnt to acknowledge, accept, discover, and ultimately embrace it.
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And when I did that I controlled the anxiety rather than the anxiety controlling me.
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If you want change you gotta to be the change or you'll stay the same.
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#beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach
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If the struggle makes us stronger why are we so quick to complain and want out of it? . The moment I started to believe this is the moment the anxiety lost its grip! I no longer complained about the struggle, with help, I learned to STOP fighting it, and I learnt to acknowledge, accept, discover, and ultimately embrace it. . And when I did that I controlled the anxiety rather than the anxiety controlling me. . If you want change you gotta to be the change or you'll stay the same. . #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach . . . #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety ----

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➡️➡️A rap about anxiety and OCD, in 6 parts (I split up the YouTube vid to share here, but I’d appreciate it if you could check it out on the channel).
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I’ve had this song written since 2015, worked on it throughout 2015 and 2016, and recorded this draft in April 2017, the last time I was physically able to have a “legit” bed-studio recording session. My body can’t currently handle the toll recording/mixing takes.
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I’ve never shared it because it’s still technically a rough draft, and is not mixed/mastered exactly how I wanted it, and there are a few times I get wrapped up in emotion and get slightly ahead of the beat. BUT, I decided that the way to get over the anxiety of sharing my songs publicly (I’ve only shared my Cold Pack rap before), is to SHARE a not-quite-finished song about anxiety.
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Because everybody starts somewhere, even if it’s with an unfinished draft.
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Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Enjoy.

➡️➡️A rap about anxiety and OCD, in 6 parts (I split up the YouTube vid to share here, but I’d appreciate it if you could check it out on the channel). – I’ve had this song written since 2015, worked on it throughout 2015 and 2016, and recorded this draft in April 2017, the last time I was physically able to have a “legit” bed-studio recording session. My body can’t currently handle the toll recording/mixing takes. – I’ve never shared it because it’s still technically a rough draft, and is not mixed/mastered exactly how I wanted it, and there are a few times I get wrapped up in emotion and get slightly ahead of the beat. BUT, I decided that the way to get over the anxiety of sharing my songs publicly (I’ve only shared my Cold Pack rap before), is to SHARE a not-quite-finished song about anxiety. – Because everybody starts somewhere, even if it’s with an unfinished draft. – Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Enjoy.

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📽There's time for everything.🎥. .

Hello beautiful souls, my name is Tanja and I'm a co founder of Cm Stylez. I truly felt it was my TIME to challenge myself with something so H U G E my body would start aching in advance and my mind would start sending alert signals. I like to put the action behind the words so I've created 👉 My U L T I M A T E  challenge to support our new idea of Charity connected to business. And just like a good relationship they're created to support one another. 👊Call me crazy. That's exactly how I've felt when I've gone through depression, anxiety attacks, violence and daily mumguilt. I stood there in the room with tears falling down my face for hours. Not feeling anything beating in my body... just silent and painful emptiness. .

One day I've picked up my shoes and started running. It broke up my routine. No it didnt fix me. But it gave me a purpose for that day. And another. Until the habit became part of me. .

I craved someone to talk to but I was too confused and ashamed. Today I know #itsoknottobeok so if I can help that 1 person to feel better about themselves, I've done my job! Because when I hit the darkness, I wanted that one Person so badly it became my mission. And my husband was my biggest motivator. He helped me break the barriers with myself. So this is also for you! 🏃‍♀️😚🏃‍♀️👊 Click on the link in the BIO to see all about the challenge. If this motivated you, we would Love you to Join us! #cmstylez #itswhoyouare #mentalhealth

📽There's time for everything.🎥. . Hello beautiful souls, my name is Tanja and I'm a co founder of Cm Stylez. I truly felt it was my TIME to challenge myself with something so H U G E my body would start aching in advance and my mind would start sending alert signals. I like to put the action behind the words so I've created 👉 My U L T I M A T E challenge to support our new idea of Charity connected to business. And just like a good relationship they're created to support one another. 👊Call me crazy. That's exactly how I've felt when I've gone through depression, anxiety attacks, violence and daily mumguilt. I stood there in the room with tears falling down my face for hours. Not feeling anything beating in my body... just silent and painful emptiness. . One day I've picked up my shoes and started running. It broke up my routine. No it didnt fix me. But it gave me a purpose for that day. And another. Until the habit became part of me. . I craved someone to talk to but I was too confused and ashamed. Today I know #itsoknottobeok so if I can help that 1 person to feel better about themselves, I've done my job! Because when I hit the darkness, I wanted that one Person so badly it became my mission. And my husband was my biggest motivator. He helped me break the barriers with myself. So this is also for you! 🏃‍♀️😚🏃‍♀️👊 Click on the link in the BIO to see all about the challenge. If this motivated you, we would Love you to Join us! #cmstylez #itswhoyouare #mentalhealth

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Did you know?
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Every minute a man dies by suicide globally.
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In the UK, 75% of suicides are men.
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The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 45-49. . 
Our men are losing their lives to suicide due to a multitude of complex factors. Having a mental health issue is a MAJOR predictor of suicide. Men may talk about not being able to sleep, having back pain or feeling irritable but won’t say they are feeling sad or incompetency.  Societal perceptions of masculinity often hinder help-seeking resulting in a build up without an escape valve. At times, suicide becomes the only way out.
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What can we do to help?
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TALK
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CHECK IN
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Some psychological services have even made it possible for men to seek evidence based support anonymously via telephone and online therapy if facing a therapist proves a daunting process. @movember
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#breakingmadteam #blackmentalhealth #blackmindsmatter #mentalhealth #psychotherapy #psychology #breakingstigma #mentalhealthawareness #melanin #blackmenmentalhealth #mentalhealthdaily #depression #anxiety #trauma #stress #depressiveepisodes #anxietyawareness  #institutionalracism #youngblackminds #ocdawareness #ptsdawareness #africanpsychology #africanhealth #blackhealthmatters #blackhealth #blackwomenhealth #toxicmasculinity

Did you know? . Every minute a man dies by suicide globally. . In the UK, 75% of suicides are men. . The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 45-49. . Our men are losing their lives to suicide due to a multitude of complex factors. Having a mental health issue is a MAJOR predictor of suicide. Men may talk about not being able to sleep, having back pain or feeling irritable but won’t say they are feeling sad or incompetency. Societal perceptions of masculinity often hinder help-seeking resulting in a build up without an escape valve. At times, suicide becomes the only way out. . What can we do to help? . TALK ASK LISTEN ENCOURAGE ACTION CHECK IN . Some psychological services have even made it possible for men to seek evidence based support anonymously via telephone and online therapy if facing a therapist proves a daunting process. @movember . . . #breakingmadteam #blackmentalhealth #blackmindsmatter #mentalhealth #psychotherapy #psychology #breakingstigma #mentalhealthawareness #melanin #blackmenmentalhealth #mentalhealthdaily #depression #anxiety #trauma #stress #depressiveepisodes #anxietyawareness #institutionalracism #youngblackminds #ocdawareness #ptsdawareness #africanpsychology #africanhealth #blackhealthmatters #blackhealth #blackwomenhealth #toxicmasculinity

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This change in perspective didn’t come overnight, it took disputing my irrational beliefs and lots of behaviour work.  Before I understood the importance of learning to become rational I was trying for years to leave thoughts there and change relationship with them, this is an important part of recovery we do need to learn this and living with uncertainty but often some get stuck and won’t budge without a change in perspective, acceptance of the worst case scenario and seeing you could stand it.  The main mission of mine through OCDtreated is to raise awareness of what works for OCD far too long people remain stuck following a dead end path, I will be breaking down many OCD thoughts and fears on social media in detail to raise awareness of this.  You are not alone, this is a treatable disorder where recovery to a position where you don’t feel chronic anxiety and chronic physical symptoms is possible far too often people believe they just have to bring it all with them and that’s as good as it gets, this is not true and what I am raising awareness about, I believed this for so long.  Yes you do need to bring it with you and will feel the symptoms as you go through the journey but recovery is where you don’t feel this and whatever thought OCD send whether it’s real or OCD doesn’t cause an anxious response, I always highlight even if it’s “real” because that’s what stops so many people from feeling they can get better as believe it isn’t OCD.  As you can see with the example above that is how I think about it and deeply believe it to be if it were real so I don’t get an anxious response.  OCD takes orders from beliefs not from thoughts !

This change in perspective didn’t come overnight, it took disputing my irrational beliefs and lots of behaviour work. Before I understood the importance of learning to become rational I was trying for years to leave thoughts there and change relationship with them, this is an important part of recovery we do need to learn this and living with uncertainty but often some get stuck and won’t budge without a change in perspective, acceptance of the worst case scenario and seeing you could stand it. The main mission of mine through OCDtreated is to raise awareness of what works for OCD far too long people remain stuck following a dead end path, I will be breaking down many OCD thoughts and fears on social media in detail to raise awareness of this. You are not alone, this is a treatable disorder where recovery to a position where you don’t feel chronic anxiety and chronic physical symptoms is possible far too often people believe they just have to bring it all with them and that’s as good as it gets, this is not true and what I am raising awareness about, I believed this for so long. Yes you do need to bring it with you and will feel the symptoms as you go through the journey but recovery is where you don’t feel this and whatever thought OCD send whether it’s real or OCD doesn’t cause an anxious response, I always highlight even if it’s “real” because that’s what stops so many people from feeling they can get better as believe it isn’t OCD. As you can see with the example above that is how I think about it and deeply believe it to be if it were real so I don’t get an anxious response. OCD takes orders from beliefs not from thoughts !

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When I was suffering with severe OCD I would go from therapist to therapist feeling completely alone like nobody understood me, I constantly felt like I was doing something wrong in the therapy.  Each time I left the session I would feel good for a bit then bad again and had no support the rest of the week.  When I set up OCDTreated I wanted to ensure OCD sufferers having treatment could reach me not days after speaking to a receptionist and a therapist who never returned calls or messages but within hours and access to a team our WhatsApp Group chat with people all on the journey together you can speak to.  I knew this would cut out the feeling of being alone and gives you the additional support needed with an anxiety disorder like OCD that is stubborn.  We walk the journey together, I know what you are going through yet all our journeys are a bit different but run along the same paths, the groups have hundreds of people with varying symptoms and thoughts so you regularly have people going through exactly the same as you but not from a reassurance point of view but from companionship.

When I was suffering with severe OCD I would go from therapist to therapist feeling completely alone like nobody understood me, I constantly felt like I was doing something wrong in the therapy. Each time I left the session I would feel good for a bit then bad again and had no support the rest of the week. When I set up OCDTreated I wanted to ensure OCD sufferers having treatment could reach me not days after speaking to a receptionist and a therapist who never returned calls or messages but within hours and access to a team our WhatsApp Group chat with people all on the journey together you can speak to. I knew this would cut out the feeling of being alone and gives you the additional support needed with an anxiety disorder like OCD that is stubborn. We walk the journey together, I know what you are going through yet all our journeys are a bit different but run along the same paths, the groups have hundreds of people with varying symptoms and thoughts so you regularly have people going through exactly the same as you but not from a reassurance point of view but from companionship.

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What am I? Where am I? Who am I?

What am I? Positive, loving, empathetic energy that loves to give. Whose scales can tip at any second of the day, due to being over sensitive. A burst of energy who feeds of kind acts, love and gratitude.

Where I am? Floating amidst the clouds of change. Listening to regret far to often. Opening closed door, walking through a fog, stumbling over cracks towards a fresh growth of understanding and finding forgiveness & acceptance along the way. .
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Who am I? Someone who is to hard on herself. Someone that holds high expectations but is reminded by reality that reaching goals take time - a lot of time. Someone who wishes a lot, but doesn’t ‘act’ enough. Someone who can take her frustrations out on the people she loves the most. A woman who struggles with diet. A woman who nags at herself constantly. Who creates hate out of the unnecessary. .
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Is this you too? 
Someone with a beautiful heart who gets troubled by her under-achievements?
Someone who wishes they could give the world to so many around them but can’t afford too because the budget can’t stretch that far? 
My days lately have been salted with ponder. Scenarios categorised. Ingredients pushed to next weeks shop because I’m scared I’ll fail the ‘healthier’ road. 
Whats important.
What’s impossible. 
But nothing’s impossible and I know you know that. I know that. But words are easier said than done. Something I know to well. .
But Im trying to take steps to break a chain of habit. Writing reminders help me. I’m slowly quieting & opening my chattering mindset, releasing my inner-perfectionist which severely holds me down, and trying to remember that.......
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It doesn’t matter how long the path takes to your ‘where’
And no matter how long it takes to figure out your ‘who’
Just remember your ‘what’ and be open to forgiveness, worth, change, patience and lesson because while the heart still beats, hope will linger. .
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#selflove #ocdawareness #imperfectcourage #riseabove

What am I? Where am I? Who am I? What am I? Positive, loving, empathetic energy that loves to give. Whose scales can tip at any second of the day, due to being over sensitive. A burst of energy who feeds of kind acts, love and gratitude. Where I am? Floating amidst the clouds of change. Listening to regret far to often. Opening closed door, walking through a fog, stumbling over cracks towards a fresh growth of understanding and finding forgiveness & acceptance along the way. . . Who am I? Someone who is to hard on herself. Someone that holds high expectations but is reminded by reality that reaching goals take time - a lot of time. Someone who wishes a lot, but doesn’t ‘act’ enough. Someone who can take her frustrations out on the people she loves the most. A woman who struggles with diet. A woman who nags at herself constantly. Who creates hate out of the unnecessary. . . Is this you too? Someone with a beautiful heart who gets troubled by her under-achievements? Someone who wishes they could give the world to so many around them but can’t afford too because the budget can’t stretch that far? My days lately have been salted with ponder. Scenarios categorised. Ingredients pushed to next weeks shop because I’m scared I’ll fail the ‘healthier’ road. Whats important. What’s impossible. But nothing’s impossible and I know you know that. I know that. But words are easier said than done. Something I know to well. . But Im trying to take steps to break a chain of habit. Writing reminders help me. I’m slowly quieting & opening my chattering mindset, releasing my inner-perfectionist which severely holds me down, and trying to remember that....... . It doesn’t matter how long the path takes to your ‘where’ And no matter how long it takes to figure out your ‘who’ Just remember your ‘what’ and be open to forgiveness, worth, change, patience and lesson because while the heart still beats, hope will linger. . . . . #selflove #ocdawareness #imperfectcourage #riseabove

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"The trick is that you can’t outthink the disorder, you can’t outargue it, you can’t outrun it. You have to make the voluntary choice to confront it." #OCD #Ocdawareness article in the New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/opinion/sunday/ocd-my-exhausting-best-friend.html

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Part 2 :  You think you have ADHD or ADD just because you like working out and playing sports but not studying or working? Or you think just because you space out when someone’s talking, you have attention problems? Well guess what, when you cannot focus despite the burning desire in you to study or work, when you cannot stop your hands or legs from moving because you think you’re going to go crazy, when you cannot possibly study just because you can’t, no valid reason at all, that’s when you know you have ADHD. When it’s impossible and overwhelming to look at your life in terms of days and years instead of mere minutes, and only focusing on very short term goals, that’s ADD. It’s not enough to decide what subject to study, unless you know what page to cover, it becomes impossible to keep at the grind, that’s when you know you need help. 
Let’s not even start on the unjustifiably casual exaggeration of bipolar and personality disorders. 
The onus is on you to just be a decent human being, because you never know if someone among you is actually going through this or not. Do not normalize mental illnesses as something that everyone faces, because that prevents somebody actually going through these issues to realize that they need help. It creates a false understanding that everyone goes through these problems and directs the affected person to be consumed with extreme guilt and low self esteem that they’re incompetent to overcome issues that everyone overcomes.  I reiterate, when someone pleas with a cry for help, recognize and direct help their way. If you’re incapable of doing that, the least you can do is to NOT tell them it’s normal and that everyone goes through it.

Part 2 : You think you have ADHD or ADD just because you like working out and playing sports but not studying or working? Or you think just because you space out when someone’s talking, you have attention problems? Well guess what, when you cannot focus despite the burning desire in you to study or work, when you cannot stop your hands or legs from moving because you think you’re going to go crazy, when you cannot possibly study just because you can’t, no valid reason at all, that’s when you know you have ADHD. When it’s impossible and overwhelming to look at your life in terms of days and years instead of mere minutes, and only focusing on very short term goals, that’s ADD. It’s not enough to decide what subject to study, unless you know what page to cover, it becomes impossible to keep at the grind, that’s when you know you need help. Let’s not even start on the unjustifiably casual exaggeration of bipolar and personality disorders. The onus is on you to just be a decent human being, because you never know if someone among you is actually going through this or not. Do not normalize mental illnesses as something that everyone faces, because that prevents somebody actually going through these issues to realize that they need help. It creates a false understanding that everyone goes through these problems and directs the affected person to be consumed with extreme guilt and low self esteem that they’re incompetent to overcome issues that everyone overcomes. I reiterate, when someone pleas with a cry for help, recognize and direct help their way. If you’re incapable of doing that, the least you can do is to NOT tell them it’s normal and that everyone goes through it.

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Part 1 :  Okay. Let’s talk about mental health. Mental health applies to everyone, however, the line is drawn when it comes to mental illnesses. No, NOT EVERYONE UNDERGOES DEPRESSION. Everyone has their highs and lows, but not everyone experiences a constant state of deteriorating emotional low. It has become extremely common, but it does not happen to everyone. Depression is NOT normal. Believing and reinforcing these false beliefs by being vocal about them in public, can be extremely detrimental. Consider this a PSA. It is caused by chemical imbalances, hormonal changes and sometimes genetic factors. It’s not a phase that passes, at least in most cases.  Did you have a bad day and spend the night crying for 20 minutes? That’s not depression. Because your tear ducts tire out after 20 minutes. When your body hits a whole new low of being capable of crying for more than 20 minutes, that’s when you know you have depression. 
Do you think you’re a little OCD just because you like to cross your ‘T’ and dot your ‘i’? Or because you like the cans in a straight row? Or your apartment spotless and clean? Guess what, you’re fucking not. OCD is the dirty, nagging, shitty, all-consuming fear that if you don’t tap the switch thrice, your mother is going to die. That if you don’t have exactly two pencils, you’re going fail your exam. You’re stuck doing rituals the whole day, just because it causes you emotional pain and anxiety to not perform them. OCD consumes you like an all consuming black hole. 
Everyone undergoes anxiety for some or the other reason, at some or the other point in their lives, but have you ever been so overwhelmed that you can’t breathe? That your brain is functioning on an overdrive but your tongue feels like it’s asphyxiating you, blocking your airway and you can’t talk? You become so stoic, you freeze. Muttering incomprehensibly; sweaty, shaking hands. Heart beating so fast, tears flowing sans realization. Imagine feeling like this everyday. That’s anxiety disorder.

Part 1 : Okay. Let’s talk about mental health. Mental health applies to everyone, however, the line is drawn when it comes to mental illnesses. No, NOT EVERYONE UNDERGOES DEPRESSION. Everyone has their highs and lows, but not everyone experiences a constant state of deteriorating emotional low. It has become extremely common, but it does not happen to everyone. Depression is NOT normal. Believing and reinforcing these false beliefs by being vocal about them in public, can be extremely detrimental. Consider this a PSA. It is caused by chemical imbalances, hormonal changes and sometimes genetic factors. It’s not a phase that passes, at least in most cases. Did you have a bad day and spend the night crying for 20 minutes? That’s not depression. Because your tear ducts tire out after 20 minutes. When your body hits a whole new low of being capable of crying for more than 20 minutes, that’s when you know you have depression. Do you think you’re a little OCD just because you like to cross your ‘T’ and dot your ‘i’? Or because you like the cans in a straight row? Or your apartment spotless and clean? Guess what, you’re fucking not. OCD is the dirty, nagging, shitty, all-consuming fear that if you don’t tap the switch thrice, your mother is going to die. That if you don’t have exactly two pencils, you’re going fail your exam. You’re stuck doing rituals the whole day, just because it causes you emotional pain and anxiety to not perform them. OCD consumes you like an all consuming black hole. Everyone undergoes anxiety for some or the other reason, at some or the other point in their lives, but have you ever been so overwhelmed that you can’t breathe? That your brain is functioning on an overdrive but your tongue feels like it’s asphyxiating you, blocking your airway and you can’t talk? You become so stoic, you freeze. Muttering incomprehensibly; sweaty, shaking hands. Heart beating so fast, tears flowing sans realization. Imagine feeling like this everyday. That’s anxiety disorder.

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If the ocean has waves it doesn’t make you a wave. If the mind has a thought is doesn’t make you a thought. Don’t let your mind take over you. #OCDawareness

If the ocean has waves it doesn’t make you a wave. If the mind has a thought is doesn’t make you a thought. Don’t let your mind take over you. #OCDawareness

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When you have been awake since 2.47am exactly and managed to silently clean the house!! #caffeine #cuppa #houseproud #ocdtraits #ocdawareness #insomnia #insomniac

When you have been awake since 2.47am exactly and managed to silently clean the house!! #caffeine #cuppa #houseproud #ocdtraits #ocdawareness #insomnia #insomniac

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First of all you must know that not because you have obsessive and compulsive thoughts means  that you have a compulsive disorder. I believe that the disorder really takes place when these thoughts and compulsions begin to stress you : raise your blood pressure so high ; makes you do wrong and destructive things in order to find relief.
So here are some ways I hope they’ll help you fight obsessive compulsive disorder and re-balance your life. Imagine what will happen if you’ll deal with the things that are causing problem rather than deal with the symptoms. That’ll solve the problem faster, right?
Here are few things you can do to deal with OCD 
1: USE YOUR FAITH WISELY AND AFFECTIVELY 
Wisely because you’re going to use your faith not only by not only by being positive also by understanding what’s going on in your mind. 
Lets deal with compulsions. How can you use your faith to fight compulsions? First you must recognise why you feel compelled to do something that you’re not intending to do .
Is it because I’m fearful? And the next thing you should start doing is to find out how you can deal with your fear . Don’t go for easier remedy and start ignoring by doing something else . Stop and realise that this fear is causing me do wrong unintentional things that may turn into big problem one day  if not stopped timely. See the cause( fear) for how negative it is , then use your compulsive energy to deal with the fear in a sensible way . Turn that compulsion into a faith . Wanna tell me how strong your willpower maybe then? I’m sure it’ll increase ! (1/5)  #selfhealing #positivethinking #positivevibes #positiveattitude #positiveapproach #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #ocdrecovery #instagram

First of all you must know that not because you have obsessive and compulsive thoughts means that you have a compulsive disorder. I believe that the disorder really takes place when these thoughts and compulsions begin to stress you : raise your blood pressure so high ; makes you do wrong and destructive things in order to find relief. So here are some ways I hope they’ll help you fight obsessive compulsive disorder and re-balance your life. Imagine what will happen if you’ll deal with the things that are causing problem rather than deal with the symptoms. That’ll solve the problem faster, right? Here are few things you can do to deal with OCD 1: USE YOUR FAITH WISELY AND AFFECTIVELY Wisely because you’re going to use your faith not only by not only by being positive also by understanding what’s going on in your mind. Lets deal with compulsions. How can you use your faith to fight compulsions? First you must recognise why you feel compelled to do something that you’re not intending to do . Is it because I’m fearful? And the next thing you should start doing is to find out how you can deal with your fear . Don’t go for easier remedy and start ignoring by doing something else . Stop and realise that this fear is causing me do wrong unintentional things that may turn into big problem one day if not stopped timely. See the cause( fear) for how negative it is , then use your compulsive energy to deal with the fear in a sensible way . Turn that compulsion into a faith . Wanna tell me how strong your willpower maybe then? I’m sure it’ll increase ! (1/5) #selfhealing #positivethinking #positivevibes #positiveattitude #positiveapproach #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #ocdrecovery #instagram

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I managed to get work done, take a nap, watch a bunch of tv, cook dinner, eat assorted snacks, take the dog out, and live.
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I managed to live.
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But I felt so lonely today. I miss my friends back in California a lot today and last night I felt stir crazy like I had to do something or I was going to explode. So I ended up driving out of town about an hour and coming back.
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When I’m lonely I love being in my car driving. It feels like the world is on pause and there’s only me in a designated space.
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It feels safe. I feel less alone. I feel more content.
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So last night I drove and today I drilled up enough energy to get some things done. Maybe not perfectly but it happened.
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How do you cope with loneliness? Let me know below.

I managed to get work done, take a nap, watch a bunch of tv, cook dinner, eat assorted snacks, take the dog out, and live. . I managed to live. . But I felt so lonely today. I miss my friends back in California a lot today and last night I felt stir crazy like I had to do something or I was going to explode. So I ended up driving out of town about an hour and coming back. . When I’m lonely I love being in my car driving. It feels like the world is on pause and there’s only me in a designated space. . It feels safe. I feel less alone. I feel more content. . So last night I drove and today I drilled up enough energy to get some things done. Maybe not perfectly but it happened. . How do you cope with loneliness? Let me know below.

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