I am proud to announce “Inner Strength” has travelled across the ocean to London in support of mental health awareness. A cause so close to my heart...a mental health issue that has touched my family is PTSD. Most people think that it is associated with soldiers going to war. But it can also be caused by emotional trauma in close relationships. A war at home, that you think you cannot escape, a daily battle to survive or just keep peace. It takes the heart of a lion to stand up and leave. To recognize that you are not the cause of the madness, you are not responsible for another persons actions or bad choices. That you are a human who is allowed to have feelings and wants and needs. And that the world is not your enemy. That the abuser is battling there own mental madness that you can not fix for them. That there are good people who will treat you with respect and honesty. This is a battle for both men and women. If you are in or have been around abusive behavior...this drawing is dedicated to you. You have a lion of inner strength inside you...to speak up, to get help, seek support and to learn to heal. “Inner Strength” charcoal and pencil drawing will go up for action at Kensington Palace at Art And Mind in support of the Leanne Baker Trust. (Photo reference by Gary Odell). @artlondondubai@darrenbakerartist#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#arttherapy#draw#lion#courage#strength#texas#jacksonhole#london#wildlife#wildanimals#artcollector#artforacause
I actually ate mealworm salsa and cricket chocolate chip cookies . salsa just tasted like salsa and the cookie taste like sunflower seeds and chocolate .
Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
Self Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288
I have been steeped in so much love and light, my heart is full.
Yesterday was the launch of my vision HERSpace.
As I reflect on the space and those that took up space, I was reminded of just how beautiful we women all are! Inter generational and cross cultural lines were erased and we shared, laughed, and moved together. What an incredible blessing to witness.
I am grateful for each and every woman who support my vision, who sponsored the launch, who donated a giveaway/insert, who are facilitating, who are participating and who are holding me through this journey. I thank my ancestors for paving the way and continue to guide me. I am grounded in spirit and gratitude for the light that shines through me💕✨ Please please please continue to share what HERSpace is all about with your networks and find out more about the programs and registration(limited space) that is up now at www.jothi.ca/shop.
Put yourself first and invest in your wellbeing now!
Photos by @artxbyvk 💕
Besluttede juli sidste år at få ændret mit liv, engagerede en kombineret livsstil coach samt træner og har siden med hendes hjælp arbejdet med mig selv fysisk og mentalt! Har tabt 23 kg på ca 13 måneder og mangler nu kun at tabe 6 kg mere for at nå målet på 90 kg 🎊🏆😎 - er i en bedre form end nogensinde før, kom for to måneder siden under 100 kg for første gang i ca 19 år og har udviklet mig selv mentalt rigtig meget! Så jeg er blevet stærkere og gladere 🙂🙃 motivationen er der stadigvæk + en ny ekstra grund og med 3 måneder tilbage, så skal jeg nok nå de sidste kg i år.
I do what I want to do and when I want to do it.
It’s been a recurring theme in the last few months. I’ve been following my intuition and chipping away at getting back onto the straight and narrow. I have plans in place that the people closest to me know about and I’ve been overwhelmed with the support and love. I’ve given myself some credit to where I’ve looked back and realised the barriers that were in my path, now have a Jani shaped hole in them. I KNOW in my heart that I’ll be pushing, striving and climbing until the day I stop breathing.
FORWARD. MOVEMENTS. ONLY. •
Mindfulness is a great way to bring your attention away from ruminating thoughts and instead to your breath or body. Those pesky ruminating thoughts create anxiety right? Let’s let them float on by and release our attachment to them. They’re just words. Nothing more. 🤔 .
"Spoiler Alert 🗣Those people you think that have a perfect life....they don’t, they have problems too. It’s important to respect what people choose to post or not to post on social media but it’s your responsibility to not compare yourself or your life to someone’s social media posts. ❤️Here’s a list of things you can do to make sure you are happy in your REAL LIFE:
1. #gratitude. Whatever challenges you are going through, always know that everyone has tough times & you’re not alone so count your blessings. Make a list of 5-10 things you are grateful for & feel the positive energy resonate through your body.
2. #takeaction Do more of the things that make you happy. Write down 5-10 things that you really want to do & start planning them. A night out bowling with friends, a weekend getaway, movie night, a new workout, journaling, painting, writing, cooking, nature hike..etc.
3. #givemore Give some of your time to help someone else in need. The return to you in joy is always just as big as the giving
4. #relax Take some time to rejuvenate: massage, hot bath, meditation, prayer, yoga, spa day, facial or just relaxing in nature.
5. #socialize in Real life with friends & family. Get off of social media & actually spend some quality FUN time with friends & family!
Remember it’s your life & it will be as GREAT or as MISERABLE as YOU CHOOSE to make it! So I encourage you ALL to MAKE IT GREAT!❤️"- wonderful words by @msjeanettejenkins, amazing FitON Trainer
22.09.19 - This weekend has been a busy one • On Friday we spent the day with Nana and picked up a few bits from the ASDA baby event. Nana always says “I’m only getting bread and milk” and somehow ends up spending £50-£60 🤣•.I then discovered that Mason falls asleep in less than 30 seconds to John Legend - all of me. 😅• We then got a Chinese takeaway and chilled for the rest of the evening. •Saturday we went to Tesco to do our final food shop before we move out. We didn’t bring the frame with us so we ended up having to put Mason into one of the baby seats on the trolley and tbh I was super worried about it but he seemed to love it! •We then went to watch the rugby with Daddy but it was super hot so we spent most of our time in the club house. •In the evening we had Auntie @l1a.r.w round for a sleepover with Oaklyn which was really lovely. It was nice to spend some time together and catch up ❤️ • Today has been really chilled, we spent the morning relaxing and this afternoon we have been to Michael’s granny’s for dinner which was lovely and also got to spend time with Auntie @oliviagraxe98 and Tommy 💙 •It’s our final week in our house now and we’ve got so much packing to do 😩 Michael is working all week so it’s going to be difficult especially with a 6 week old 😬
• Ownership •
When you take ownership of your own life, that’s when the power kicks in.
“I’ll feel so much less stressed when I make an extra $500 a month”, “I’ll be so happy when I can go to the movies with a boyfriend”, I’ll feel way cuter when I lose 5 pounds”.
I’ve told myself all of these things. I was SO wrong.
None of these things have an impact because it’s not what self worth is made of. YOU are valuable with or without that $500 a month. YOU are worthy of love with or without a significant other. YOU will not feel different about yourself when you’re 5 lbs lighter.
Self love is a long road, but when you own your journey then you can change it. With the @beauty.swells framework, I got there and if I can, we all can.
A self care and habit breaking workbook. The purpose is to help you identify the areas you would like to work on to create a greater sense of well being. It is also designed to help you identify the people in your life who can really support you to change those habits that do not allow you to be your best self. There are coloring pages, affirmations and blank spaces for doodling! I hope you enjoy. Written by myself and Elisa Saavedra. #roottherapy#mentalwellness#trusttheprocess#mentalhealth
Brunch with my faves 👯♀️🥰
These girls are truly the best. Supporting me and holding me up when I needed help all throughout the time we lived together. Tons of laughter and loveeeeee. So so so grateful for them and for our outing today. #edrecovery#recovery#mentalhealth
THIS TOUCHED MY SOUL IN PIECES!
although it's obvious in my eyes, i wonder what people think when they see me faking my happiness and in the moment I reveal my true emotions by accident ‼️
STAY LOYAL. STAY LOVING. Because people who really suffer from DEPRESSION don't really understand what kinda help we need. We're not retarded, or lost...it's about feeling drained from emotions/life/self care/friends/not understanding why we are here -- ALIVE! S U P P O R T 🎗️
I've met very few people in my life that are mentally, physically and spiritually healthy. Mental illness is the standard, not the exception. Narcissistic, sociopathic and paranoid behavior has been normalized in society and human history to such a degree we are blind to our own insanity.
There is so much mess to clean up... It used to scare me, unable to imagine all the solutions, unable to carry the weight of it alone.
I was relieved to remember the most impactful thing I can do in this life is care for and heal myself, take accountability for my thoughts, emotions and patterns that create my vibration and reality and ripple out like medicine (or poisen) to the rest of the world.
A person anchored in presence and love radiates light in all directions, helping the collective to shift.
This is my only true goal: be the light, be the love, be the change.
No one is coming to save us from ourselves. That's our responsibility. 🖤
• 9/22/19 •
The past few days I feel dissociated from everything around me. I just feel like I’m going through the motions but not experiencing the motions of my day to day. I honestly feel a little lost right now. I’m feeling so many emotions I don’t want to feel but I need to accept them, feel them, and move forward. I haven’t been able to journal, meditate, or practice my affirmations because I’ve been so busy with work and I feel so lost not doing any of those things. They’ve become such a habit for me to do that when I don’t do any of them I feel off (the day just feels different... my energy feels different). Friday morning and this morning I woke up with a lot of anxiety and my depression really weighing me down. I can’t stop thinking about him... and I can’t stop thinking about how much I miss him. This is the worst form of torture possible. I’ve been focusing so hard on him that I’m paying less attention to other things in my life. Dealing with heartbreak is extremely tough. You’re mourning the loss of a person whose still alive. You wonder everyday what their doing, if they’re thinking about you, questioning everything that went wrong, and torturing yourself wondering if they still love you. I gave so much of myself to him... I gave five years of my life to that relationship. Through the many years of laughs, tears, food and bad moments... I loved every second of it. Yes, I regret many things that happened in my relationship and the times that I treated him terribly (and vice versa) but I am learning to forgive myself and my past. No matter how much I went to dwell on the past, beat myself up for the toxic shit I did, and cry over the “why” questions... Everything is a lesson; and my relationship with him was the biggest lesson I’ve ever learned. The door for our relationship might be closed, but it doesn’t mean that it’s locked. I’m going to focus my attention on the doors that are open in front of me and walk right in... but the door that is “him, us, our relationship” will always be that one door at the end of a long hallway that I’m looking forward to opening again someday.
This protocol has been edited by me @physio_india
🎾Elbow rehab...harder than it looks!💪🏻
Not just from Tennis ya know! .
Tennis elbow is a condition affecting the tendon where most of the extensor musculature insert. This causes pain and reduced strength and capacity.
Rehabilitation of tendon injuries has progressed but yet to become standardised 🤔🏋🏻♂️. .
Across the board what all protocols share is slow tempo, eccentric load and increased time under tension. Arguably this has the biggest impact on improved collagen structure within the tendon and muscular hypertrophy 💪🏻💪🏻. .
NB. Blood Flow Restriction protocol can be used to combine!
I ❣️using the bands because:
✔️The exercises is now portable.
✔️ Each rotation of the stick increases tension and difficulty, naturally pyramiding the exercise (easy -> hard : hard-> easy as you unload the stick).
⭕️ Try sets of 10- rotations tightening/ 10 reps eccentrically loosening x 3 sets.
Even if you haven’t got tennis elbow
It’s a great drill for grip and hang dominant sports like:
🔷 Wrestling + 🇧🇷 JuiJitsu 🤼♀️.
🔷 Powerlifting eg Deadlifts 🏋🏻♂️.
🔷 Gymnastics / callisthenics 🤸🏻♂️.
🔷 Archery / Shooting 🎯.
🔷 Tennis (duh) 🎾.
“Gotta know that there's more to this life than what I can see🔮
Wanna feel how it feels to know real love and see me happy💡
Have a faith that can say to a storm you’re temporary💥
I want to be free”💫
Believe that you can achieve anything you put your mind to even when it feels like it’s not within your reach🔮
You know you’ve got so much more to give and in turn receive, focus on making it your reality💡
When bad things happen to you ye can’t allow it to take over your life or weigh you down, you need to keep pushing and believe that time and focus heals💥
I don’t want to be trapped in the negativity of my own mind, I deserve to be happy💫
“To be what you wanna be
To go where you need to go in life
To do the things you need to do for yourself
All you've gotta do is hold on
Everyday of your life
All you've gotta do is hold on
Everything will be alright”
8 minutes of sheer funk sang by a true soul queen👌🏽 The lyrics are pretty self explanatory and powerful AF if you are ready to take them in
Hope this puts you in the mood for a boogie as well as inspires you as much as it did me😛 Her voice spreads the message with so much passion which really helps it sink in!
Something new has moved into my life🎯
An essential missing part💎
Takes control of my past addiction🍬
And reanimates my heart🔐
The awareness of how important it is to take care of my mental health 🎯
Having a determination to remain in control over it is the key to being the best version of myself💎
I no longer need to drown out my inner suffering by getting fkd up beyond extreme every weekend/ abusing my body/ allowing myself to remain in unworthy circumstances (the list goes on for ways we distract ourselves from the mess in our wee nappers)🍬
My love for LIFE and everything in it has been restored, send it🔐
Try to keep the positive vibes flowing , good things are comin ⚡️
Don’t give up on yourself❕❕❕
I usety always say things like “I’m so unlucky”
“Bad things always happen to me”
“Aw naw there I’ve crashed my car AGAIN what am I Iike”
Etc etc you get the jist
I would constantly tell myself the shit that happened to me was “bound to happen” and then I was living with that picture I’d painted of myself - flip that switch OFF and get it so far to fuck. Don’t allow yourself to believe you are deserving of things that make you feel sad and then try and cover it up by normalising it or laughing it off. It’s not on and things will change as soon as your beliefs about yourself do. Fact.
Have faith team x
I always take more from a song when I can see the lyrics in front of me, @genius seems to be the most accurate online at the moment❕
Some of u may prefer just listening🤗 Either way, please take in every word of the songs I post. Allow yourself to dig a little deeper and find out what it means to you ✨ hopefully I can help with dattt
Lyrics from a song I’ll be posting sooon along w/ everything I take from them 🎶
Decided I’m going to post 3 tunes over every weekend. Get a playlist on the go and remember to share the music that you love with me on my ‘YourFaves⚡️’ highlight ❕
Much love ✌🏽
“Cause I am done with my graceless heart🔻
So tonight I'm gonna cut it out and then restart🔹
Cause I like to keep my issues drawn🔸
But it's always darkest before the dawn♥️
Shake it out, shake it out▪️
And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back▫️
So shake him off🔺
I’m abso DONE with talking to myself like a piece of shit🔻
I’m goin to start treating myself with some respect and hit the refresh button on my mindset🔹
I usually keep my personal problems hidden from everyone else which ends up weighing me down even more🔸
But all the shite life throws at us usually tends to all come at once, sometimes it lasts for years and we are in a dark place - It’s when we decide to find the strength to pick oursels up from that feeling and find our way out of the mess that the magic starts to happen. ♥️
Get a grip, start taking care of yourself again▪️
How can you begin to love yourself if you’re putting yourself down all the time▫️
Realise your worth 🔺
Every lyric in this song gives me goosebumps - @annebonner__ I’m sure you’ll agree ⚡️get rid of those demons and set yourself free people‼️
“When a fire starts to burn,right ??🔸
And it starts to spread🔹
She gon bring that attitude home🔻
Who don’t wanna do nothing with their life⚡️”
When you discover something your passionate about🔸
And you can’t stop thinking about it🔹
You start making that dream a reality by putting in the necessary work that will take you there 🔻
Everybody wants to make something of themselves by doing what they love, right ?⚡️
Get this tune on and start to figure out what sparks your fire troops
“As much as you like to be in your comfort zone🌝
As much as you like to be stable💥
As much as you like to control your environment🔸
The reality is, everything changes🌻”
Our lives are always sooo busy, sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the same repetitive cycle🌝
We’ll stay in jobs we hate because that’s the only way we know how to survive or we’ll study to the point of a meltdown because we’ve neglected our mental health ... there’s lots of ways for this shoe to fit 💥
Trying to be a functioning human when you feel like shit should be a form of art. It can seem like we are just scraping by n’ no more🔸
Things can get better! One day everything’s goin to start making sense and when it does you’ve finally got so much clarity to decide how to go about making something of yourself🌻
See the next post for my take on the actual tune this wee intro builds up to. It’s funky 😜
I seen this quote a while ago and it spoke to me. It helped me realise I’d been spending a lot of time talking to myself like a piece of shit even though I was trying to be a positive person, always giving out hunners of love to other people 🧐 If I wasn’t surrounded by my family, pals or other distractions I’d end up greeting my heart out or not being able to sleep and I had no clue why I was feeling so rubbish
I now realise that it all comes down to our mindset. We can be surrounded by nice things and people that love us (if we are that lucky) and still not be happy if the thoughts taking over our minds - whether they be from the past, present or future worries - are full of negativity
I eventually decided to take action: I deleted most of my social media accounts; unfollowed all pages that weren’t doing anything for me; started going to the gym; started practicing meditation and mindfulness; read self-help books; listened to uplifting podcasts or music; finally spoke to people about things I had bottled up for years; and most importantly I started to get a grip of my own inner voice. I took back control of how I felt inside and let go of the things that were weighing me down. Now I feel stronger than ever💃🏻 If you feel like you could be doing with a gentle kick up the arse like the one I gave myself, please find comfort in this page and tune in to anything you think is going to work for you ✨