It’s not always easy to be honest with yourself or others when you are hurting deep down. I was experiencing very bad depression. I wanted to end it all. After working in the mental health field I found it difficult to face what I needed to do.
My friends begged me to get help, I thought I would be ok. I did end up going to a facility for help. It was difficult, I did not want to open up. I am so glad I did. I can proudly say with the help of my friends and family I am well again. It’s going to be a journey to recovery but I know I don’t have to do it alone. I recognize that I need to take care of myself. I need to be honest when I am hurting.
I’m so glad I went for help. If I can do this you can too. If you are having feelings of suicidal ideation, or hurting yourself reach out. I’m so glad I did. #mentalhealth#friendships#iamnotalone#recoverythroughfitness#honesty#vulnerability#love#selfcare
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Feeling beautiful in your own skin, without makeup?!!?!?!🤩🤩 Does anyone else feel completely satisfied when they are feeling the no makeup look?!?! I rock the no makeup at work. Mainly cause I'm always running with and after them babies lol love my kids! Loving my skin and practicing self love more and more. So thankful I seized this opportunity to better my health,, physical and mental!!! When is the last time you really said you love yourself And Ment it??? #SELFLOVE#Honesty#Beachbody#Shakeology#MM100#nomakeup#TeacherAssistant
#HappyBirthday to the most beautiful soul I have been blessed to love and be loved , my Mum ❤️ You are the template of #humility , my strength though #honesty and my rock of #kindness . Every year is a gift and distance no obstacle when I hear your whisper with every beat of my heart . I love you always and forever 🇦🇺🌺🇼🇸
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My sweet friend @sarahmaewrites wrote the story of her relationship with her mom growing up. It's a relationship that was broken and lead to real heartache.
She shares the pain and also shares some journal entries from her mom who also carried pain. Because her mom had a broken relationship with her dad and you can see how the cycle is formed.
It's something I can relate to. But God can redeem. The wounds aren't removed and the scars remain. But the pain isn't quite as sharp.
I'm singling out people who have a broken, hard, strained, or difficult relationship with their mom because I truly believe you will find hope in knowing you are not alone. Or crazy.
It's probably what I'm most grateful for. That there are angels among us. That there are people that can awaken our truth, shatter our doubt-filled programming, and give us belief. Someone that will be kind or tough as needed. Someone with the backbone, honesty, and love to say "No no no. You're not just that. You're more than that. You have a gift to give the world. You were sent here." Somebody that doesn't accept the status quo, the logical answer, the accepted limitations. Someone unstoppable". Tag your angels below if you have them. I'd like to thank them for you too. And perhaps also, be that angel for others.
Ouch! This is a tough one. If I’m honest, I struggled or have worked through much of the topics presented.
Consider yourself a work in progress and be truthful about your progress.
The truth is humbling. It’s a reminder that there is still much work to do.
Are you being truthful with yourself? Write down your assessment of where you are in life. Where are you succeeding🤩? Failing😝? What areas need work?
Share your shortcomings with someone close to you and be accountable for improvement.
Once you stop lying 😇 to yourself and unload your burden it is as if a huge weight 🏋🏽♂️ that was holding you down has been lifted.🎊🍾 Those close to you will start to see the change—powerful!💥 Do it. 🔥💥👊🏻 STU
Our imagination and minds are limitless. The only person holding us back from reaching our full potential is ourselves. Never underestimate the power of your mind and the strength of your heart.♥️ Amazing photo by @nogar007
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An agreeable Companion on a Journey is as good as a Carriage. ~PubliliusSyrus
EVERYWHERE we go we find ANGELS&Demons. There are negatiVe toXic people of poor character who choose a lowVibing path & inVite us to traVel the same path. Because they don't eXpect clear weather or Good conditions, they NEVER find them. Potholes are what they Know & potholes are what they get. As long as we ride with them we traVel under the same conditions.
There are also #PositiVePeople , #EarthANGELS & BeautifulSOULS who haVe chosen the #HighVibing Beautiful path. They too find what they eXpect as they mosey along. Mostly they get Sunny days, straight smooth roads & interesting, Healthy, seXy eXperiences along the way 💕 They don't eXpect to run into problems they can't handle, so for the MOST part, they don't. Riding with them giVes you the same Kind of Journey.
We can Join either caraVan we want to. As long as we're aliVe we're traVeling one road or the other. Shall we define the Journey in terms of inJuries, addictions, arguments😲 lost luggage, crashes, scheming, betrayals😷 broKen families, Violence, misery😒 poVerty, struggle, ignorance, emptyPerVertedSeX, poorHealth & death or in terms of Progress, AdVenture, #GoodHealth , #FamilyValues , #GENERATIONALWealth , Intelligence, saucyyDeliciousness, pireVibeZ, multipleOrgaZmZ 😌, laughter, #Honesty , #Integrity , #LOYALTY , LOVE & LIFE? The choice would seem not too hard to maKe.
💡:The Quality of MyJourney is largely defined by the Quality of my Companions.
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This is probably one of the most personal and most difficult posts I will ever write. In the context of World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), I asked my Instagram friends who has ever had suicide thoughts. 419 people voted. 251 of them (60%) said they thought of committing suicide at one point in their live. This broke my heart. Because I can relate to this. I have had the same thoughts once. The straw that breaks the camel’s back comes in different shapes and sizes. Yet I think it is important to make it clear to you, as a reader, that you are NEVER alone in this world. Sometimes you have to go low to eventually recognize your highs as happiness. Keep forcing yourself to have a positive mindset. Seek help (professional if necessary). Allow other people to help you. Talk about your feelings. Understand WHY you feel the way you feel. Remind yourself why your own life is important to you AND others. Keep going out with friends and family (or the family you choose for yourself). Avoid drugs and alcohol. Most suicides result from uncontrolled impulses. Since drugs and alcohol contribute to such impulses, it's essential to avoid them. These are just some tips. For me, it helps to look at these two photos. In the first pic I am 4 years old. That year, my peers starting to display bullying behavior against my flamboyant attitude. An attitude that still don’t symbolize the heteronormative society we live in. On the second photo I am in peace with myself (or getting there). I am happy again. I am back where my reality meets my mindset: I am in a world where fairytales exist. I am back at this point where almost every princess thought me how to create my personal happy ending (no gay joke intended) after a few years of horror. And this moral can apply to you too. You are stronger than the demons in and outside your head. Hold on. Believe in your own strength. And most of all: STAY AS SWEET AS YOU ARE! .
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Day 1 of more greens 🥬. Ingredients: kale,spinach,iceberg lettuce. Dressing: Honey,lemon,olive oil. Fun fillers cranberries,cucumbers,sliced almonds,lil Parmesan cheese. I also juiced some celery ...which we’ve all heard the over kill on celery 🤦🏼♀️👍🏼😂. Being 💯 honest I also took my boys to McDonald’s and had a grilled chicken sandwich just like one meal won’t kill you lol one salad doesn’t make you healthy, but you will feel better .🤷🏼♀️🙌🏻🧘🏼♀️ #health#honesty#momofboys#momlife#healthylifestyle#balance
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IF YOU’RE BLACK & CLAIM TO BE A FREEMASON, YO BLACK ASS IS A HOUSE NEGRO/SELLOUT 💯= THE SO CALLED MYSTER SYSTEM WAS OPEN TO ALL AFRICANS, & WE DIDN’T ACCEPT FOREIGNERS PT 28 🤷🏾♂️😂= Nobody was writing any “BOOKS” with “PAPER” before the “AFRICAN”, & the “EUROPEAN” was writing on “ “PAPYRUS/“PAPER”, or the “GREEK” term “BUBLÍON/BILÍON/BIBLIO”, which means “STRIP OF PAPYRUS” 😂= The plant “PAPYRUS”/“NILE GRASS” is “NATIVE TO AFRICA”, & if it’s outside of “AFRICA” that means we took it there 😂🤦🏾♂️= Now you know where the “CRAKKKAS” stole the “PAPER” from 🤷🏾♂️= I’M GOING TO PROVE THE GOVERNMENT, THESE BLACK LEADERS, & THESE SO CALLED EDUCATORS BE LYING 🤥, & that includes “WIKIPEDIA” too 😂🤦🏾♂️= The “BLACK BOULE” has over “3,000 MEMBERS”, & these wealthy, educated, elite “HOUSE NEGROS” haven’t done a damn thing for our people, & they’ve been around since 1904 or (114 yrs)🤦🏾♂️= Their “ARAB SLAVE MASTER” built “DUBAI” in less time 🤦🏾♂️😂=The “BOULE” was founded in 1904 & their slave masters won’t allow them to speak on certain issues without losing funding 😡🤦🏾♂️= The term “BOULE” is a “GREEK” term coming from “ATHENA”, & it isn’t “LATIN” 😂= The “ORIGINAL COUNCIL of ATHENS was AREOPAGUS”, & it consisted of “EX-ARCHONS” & was “ARISTOCRATIC” in character= LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT THE WORKINGS OF MANY BOULAI, EXCEPT THE CASES IN ATHENS FOR WHICH EXTENSIVE MATERIAL HAS SURVIVED 😂= Go type in “PYTHAGORAS” & you’ll see this lying ass “CRAKKKA” holding up a “PYRAMID” 🤦🏾♂️😂= Pythagoras fakes ass was born 570BC, & the damn pyramids were finished in 2500BC according to the white man 🤥😂, & we know for a fact that they’re older than that ✊🏾= African people have “BOOKS” going back to 2800BC, & older than that 🤓 #NoDaysOff#Truth#Facts#History#Knowledge#Wisdom#KnowThySelf#MusicProducer#Songwriter#AudioEngineer#Designer#FashionDesigner#Creator#Innovator#Visionary#CriticalThinker#ProblemSolver#Educator#Learn#Grow#Change#Honor#Respect#Integrity#Honesty#Amen
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FOR CLEAR THINKERS...🤔
It is said that 👉🏾 “The greatest for of violence is to withhold affection” I know we are gifted, anointed and magical BUT there are some things we MUST fix on our way to NEXT. Don’t just PREpare but also let’s be willing to REpair things we’ve broken in the process. #vibratehigher#repairerofthebreach#honesty#transparent#lovellebutler
A word that I have stayed away from for as long as I can remember.
When I think about sisterhood I immediately think “sorority” & that is always followed by “fake”.
I never wanted anything to do with a bunch of girls pretending to like each other & hiding behind fake smiles, just so they could get an “Instagram worthy” picture. 📸
But honestly, what I’ve found is that beneath all of the “perfect” pictures & the filters we hide behind, we are all wanting & searching for the same thing.
REAL, open, & honest community. ♡ & I’m here to tell you that despite what I thought sisterhood was.. THIS is what REAL sisterhood IS:
Sisterhood is vulnerability & honesty.
Sisterhood is keeping each other accountable.
Sisterhood is accepting EVERYONE. No. Matter. What.
Sisterhood is stopping gossip before it even starts.
Sisterhood is taking off the masks & breaking down walls.
Sisterhood is coming as you ARE, not as the “image” you’re trying to portray.
Sisterhood is living & loving the way Jesus did. ♡
Nothing fake about it.
So let’s be REAL.
Let’s tear down the walls that we’ve put up between ourselves & the other people around us.
I promise you, when you do, you’ll see that the walls that you thought were keeping you safe we’re only keeping you out. 🏰
There is POWER in sisterhood.
There is STRENGTH in vulnerability.
& There is FREEDOM on the other side of your walls.
“Your brokenness is welcome here.”
- Jordan Lee Dooley
Wow! It’s been a hell of a ride. It’s been an emotional journey. This book was bought back in about October or November with a friend Anna, who has now influenced me to not only move to Vietnam, but to establish trust in her after two significant fallouts. How fitting! Nonetheless, Moustafo, an amazing fitness entrepreneur living in Malaysia, mentioned this in a podcast about last July…and I ended up purchasing this book at the place where my personal development journey began (Siam Paragon, Bangkok).
Almost a year later and a completely different man later, those of you who have been following my blogs and podcast should’ve changed.
Let’s go over the biggest key takeaways from this book. Here’s part 1 of 6 because I can’t oversaturate you with too much information.
As I sit down with my second (ok third) glass of Merlot 🍷 , I begin to reflect upon my 25th year on this rollercoaster of a journey.
It’s been a strange year. One filled with change, some beyond control and some conscious. I’ve met and lost some incredible people along the way.
I’ve spent months unwell, to unwell to even work and it has taught me to be grateful for the smallest of things. Being kind to yourself and grateful for what you already have really does work wonders! ❤️ I have learnt to be unapologetically me. I will never be (as carrie Bradshaw would say) the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it and that is OK!
More recently, the past couple of weeks have taught me that life is too short. I can be snatched from you without any notice. If I could offer any advice it would be to not put anything off. Tell that person that you miss them, go on that holiday, quit your job to peruse your dream!
I’m still walking into my 26th year with my sassy hair flick though, see you on the other side. 😘 HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME 🥂
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A true leader is:
📍Good at listening without jumping to judgement.
📍Never ‘too good or too important’ to jump in and do the small things.
📍Is secure enough to stand outside the pack and let his hustle do the talking.
📍Has integrity, is honest, respects other people.
📍Has ridiculously high standards in work, in life and in relationships.
📍Recognizes the employees, mentors and anyone else that contributes to the journey.
I will forever be learning and be inspired by my other half. No matter what comes his way he always manages to conquer it and come out stronger on the other side. He is a true leader. He’s not loud about it but he lives it every single day. I see you boo. 💜 @pharesmartin
Rarely have I come across a quote that resonated as strongly as this one. I know success is different for everyone. This one resonated a lot with me in my teens.
I remember that I hugely admired people who had extremely difficult discussions. What I admired most was not only how direct and honest they were, but how both parties respected each other. No one raised their voice, no one was sarcastic, and, at the same time, no one avoided any topic, questions or answers.
The biggest realization I had → hard conversations doesn’t have to be confrontational.
And we can ALL learn how to have them in constructive ways 🏠 and not destructive 🏚.
. #Honesty ＋ #Respect go a long way.
Today, I help my clients overcome the fear that so often holds them back from saying what’s on their minds 🧠🗣.
I also help clients who usually DO say what’s on their mind (in an offensive way), say it in a calm, respectful and assertive way, in a condition where they can actually be listened to and taken seriously.
I’m curious! Do you tend to say what’s on your mind, or do you avoid?
Sign up to my email list (go to the link in my bio) to receive a step-by-step guide to have an uncomfortable conversation with someone in an assertive way.
Take the gloves off, take the mask off, be real, be authentic, be respectful, and be awkward if you want to, but COMMUNICATE.
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every time you ask me, why i love you, i try.
i try to put what i feel about you in words.
after a lot of thought, i came up with seven things.
(i) i am a gray sky and you make me realise that even gray skys are beautiful. .
(ii) every time we talk about stupid things, i realise that i can still be a child in front of you. someone who would be happy if you draw for me even stick figures. someone who would be happy to leave our sophisticated dancing shoes outside and dance like the world was ending tomorrow. .
(iii) everytime that i hear you sing, i end up finding my new favourite song. it's you. always you .
(iv) if i could, every day on my way from work, i would steal a star, put it in my bag, come home fast and put it on our ceiling. so that one day, you could have your own universe while i would see mine sleeping right beside me. .
(v) i don't think of the future so much because every time that i plan something, it never pans out that way. but with you, i don't care. no dream seen with you would ever feel like a regret. .
(vi) before i met you, i had this definition of the perfect kind of love. you made me realise that all these definitions, they never matter. you aren't perfect. and i no longer want perfect. i want the good days. i want the bad days too. because without the bad, how could we ever appreciate the good? and also, because i can't see a life without your lame jokes in it ;) .
(vii) and the best thing. you make me happy about the smallest things. .
but you know what,
at the end of it all
i can't. .
i can't put into words why i smile every time that i hear your voice.
My first marriage did not go well. Alhamdulillah Allah bagi saya peluang jadi seorang isteri selama 11 tahun. Kalau nak kira dengan tempoh perkenalan, 16 tahun. Dan Allah kurniakan saya 4 orang anak yang sangat comel.
Kita hanya merancang. Kita tak tahu pun apa akan berlaku. Tanggal 10 Jun 2017, saya diceraikan suami. Dengan 4 orang anak yang masih kecil & yang no.4 masih lagi baby sedang menyusu badan, saya lost dalam hidup.
Lost ni macam total lost. Saya takut apa yang akan berlaku. Orang akan cakap macam-macam. Anak-anak saya macam mana nanti, takde ayah. Dan macam-macam yang bermain di otak saya sehingga saya stress teruk dan turun 10kg* dalam masa seminggu lebih sahaja.
Dan ada blessing ketika itu. Saya start fokus pada senaman. Saya belajar lari 5km dari rumah sahaja sebab saya tahu hormon endorphin akan buat saya gembira. MashaAllah Tabarakallah saya konsisten berlari setiap hari selepas itu!
Saya juga bertekad, kalau suami saya taknak kembali kepada saya & anak-anak, saya nak cari suami mat saleh 😁
MashaAllah Tabarakallah pada 1 November 2018, saya dipertemukan dengan insan ini. Dan pada tanggal 27 Mac 2019, kami sah menjadi suami isteri ♥️
Background kami mostly sama.
Dia gila-gila orangnya & saya selalu terhibur. Romantik & sangat bertanggungjawab. Sayang budak-budak. Sayang isteri unconditionally. Optimistic & open minded. Early bird type & motivational. Suka tolong isteri tanpa disuruh, rajin bekerja & tak berkira duit. Tak pernah mintak saya duit atau mintak saya bayar apa-apa. Suka makan sihat, memasak & bergerak aktif. Family first type of guy & the list goes on. .
So dah terjawab la kenapa saya nak kawen dengan omputeh ye 😜 sebab ada yg pm & tanya 😁
Thankfully my sister is taking Chef to the happiest place in earth today for his belated birthday present so the headphones have not been brought up yet. However, you all have really shown me the importance of being honest and coming clean. I don’t want to ruin his day today so I will build up my courage tomorrow and let him know I both borrowed and broke his headphones very much on accident. I will deal with whatever reaction comes my way. Thank you for all your wise input cheffers.