Just hanging out at home, that’s what our bodies really are! Within them is all the stuff that makes us, US! Sometimes our insides contain trauma, pain, loss, grief, fear, regret, sadness.. all kinds of things that are hard to face and feel but they’re valuable and important! There’s magic there! There’s forgiveness, peace, knowledge, understanding, compassion, healing.. all kinds of incredible things. Don’t be afraid to go within and sit with what’s there 💖☀️🍄🦄🌈🌸🔮💜
9643314 hours ago
The best way to describe it is entrapment. That’s what anxiety does. It traps you and leaves you stuck in confinement. It isolates you from the rest of the world as you watch it going by but can’t seem to get it in focus. You run head first into each wall searching for the door to freedom. Your heart races as fast as your thoughts and you try so hard to catch your breath. It consumes you.
This weekend I cried hard for the first time in a while because my anxiety trapped me. I felt so consumed by the chaos of toddlerhood and motherhood. That’s what it took to trigger me. Normal toddlerhood defiance and tantrums. Anxiety looks for these moments and is quite the opportunist when they arrive. I began questioning everything. The thoughts swirling, my body and emotions numb. This is where the party is for anxiety. It rejoices in stripping you of your focus and your strength and loves making you feel a bunch of voids. It took me down, hard. Just like it has so many times before. Just like it will in so many of the days to come. I know this. This is something I think about several hundred times a day. It is a truth I live with every waking moment.
Anxiety has taken me down, but there is no way it will take me out. I refuse. I will not let it. I see how far I have come, and although I know the challenges that lie before me, I cannot let this strip me of living. I cannot let this confine me. I cannot let this trap me. I learn more about my strength with every attack and with every racing thought. How beautiful is that to truly know what we’re capable of overcoming? Slowly but surely I am turning those “why me’s” into “why not me’s.” To anyone who has ever been taken down by anxiety, you are never out. You are never down for the count. Never give up on yourself, even when it gets harder than you have ever known, never give up on the incredible, amazing, unique and powerful soul that your are. You are never alone and we will continue to help you up.
Giving Up Is Not In My Vocab tee @curlyqscounter
6526111 hours ago
I hope you woke up grateful today and I hope you make the most of your day🙏🏼🤗
because when you shift your outlook of your day from judging yourself and everything around you, to enjoying and remembering how incredibly blessed we are to be given this beautiful thing called life, you will be gifted with happiness and endless blessings.
I get it, some days you wake up full of energy, other days it’s a struggle to even get out of bed.. no matter what, just appreciate yourself and do your BEST
because that’s what is really gonna make you happy at the end of the day, and that’s what matters.
Open your heart and your mind today.. keep your thoughts loving and kind to yourself and others.
Remember your goals, even if they’re as simple as getting a workout in or eating a healthy meal.. Just do somethingg towards those goals and just know that you’re gonna feel amazing when you accomplish them and you’ll ultimately be a better person :)
Don’t be a prisoner to your own thoughts.. you control them after all and you are capable of anythinggg🙌🏼
It’s a new week, let’s leave old habits in the past. We are on the path to gratitude, amazing discoveries, love and happiness! 💛💫
Har du angst ??du som er så blid og utadvent.. du ser så vellykket ut??Det er det man ofte får høre.. for utenpå synes det ikke at vi har det.. men inni kjemper vi hver eneste dag.. vi blir nok gode på å skjule det uten at vi mener det.. det er instinktet våres for å overleve! jeg kan snakke for meg selv hvertfall .. at det å ha angst er helt jævlig.. men tillegg aldri føle seg forstått og trodd gjør det enda vondere! Men en ting jeg har lært er å være åpen om det, dele mest mulig om det så de som har det føler støtte og de som ikke har det føler mer forståelse. Jeg har hatt angst hele livet, Den har ligget i meg hele veien fra barndommen da jeg aldri ble invitert i bursdager,da jeg alltid ble igjen til slutt ,da jeg ble behandlet som luft.. Dette setter dype sår i et menneske som så gjerne vil passe inn! Ingen har forstått meg og heller bare trodd jeg er litt vanskelig fordi jeg ikke ville bli med på sammenkomster , fordi jeg trakk meg unna da det ble mye mennesker.. jeg forsto det ikke selv engang før jeg ble eldre og leste om angst og hva den kan gjøre med deg.. jeg har gått i terapi for å mestre den mer, da jeg ikke klarte å kjempe alene lenger!jeg vil dere skal vite at jeg kjemper ved deres side hver eneste dag og lov meg å snakk med noen om dere har det vondt❤️
Da vi prater om vanskelige ting, frigjør vi oss fra tankenes makt! Man bearbeider med å dele.. det vet jeg alt om! Alt man bærer på som er vondt,spiser oss opp innvendig!ønsker dere alt godt og god tirsdag❤️🎅🏼🎅🏼🌟
Love is... complicated when you’re me.
Missing someone is a whole new feeling for me, completely unknown. I don’t like it... but that’s not the worst thing. Thanks to my low self esteem, her compliments, her words that should make me feel valid and her gentle behavior make me feel... flattered but mostly uncomfortable. And I know that I shouldn’t feel that way. I know that my feelings are „wrong“. But I can’t help it! I want to tho... but I can’t... I love her... i just hate myself 💔
Stay strong, bitches 💪☂️
There is nothing more important than YOU, we seem to forget about that in a world full of pleasing others and feeling as though we need to show case our “insta worthy” lives online. .
At a time of year where a lot of people have a list of wants, don’t forget the art of giving (that could simply mean giving time, not objects), give without reason. Help others without expecting something in return. Practice selflessness. Switch your phones off and enjoy the moment. Take snapshots with your eyes. Be understanding if you get cancelled on, that could simply mean that someone is just protecting their mind/self. Go have that nap you keep putting off. Have some time to yourself without feeling guilty for it. .
Self love is not selfish. Remember through the smiles everyone is facing their own battle ❤️
014 hours ago
Good morning guys :) so I’ve been quiet as I’ve been having to focus on my #mentalhealth recently. I’ve been #studying and #working and my mood has dropped again. I’m still checking #twitter so if you want me, you can get me on there! I just need a bit of a boost and then I’ll be right back properly for you all! So I’m taking a slight break, but I’ll try to respond to dms as long as they are more than just ‘hi’ 🙄
~✨NEW VIDEO: It’s time✨~ I released my new video yesterday. It’s called “This is your sign: it’s time”. Click on the link in my describtion to watch it ✨🙏☺️ This video is about how to find your inner light by facing everything in the shadow, which are layers between you and your light. It’s about how we are so afraid of the dark, when there deep down is nothing to fear. It’s just about shifting perspective - shining light so you can see what it really is all about ❤️ Many of us wants signs to know when we should do something. This is your sign to stop letting the fear controle you and to walk in to your own darkness and shine some light on what you have been hiding there out of judgement; not because it was truly dangerous or bad ✨💖 when we heal through feeling and knowing with a loving intention, we will get to the core, so our light can finally shine without clouds and trees. But it takes bravery to walk this past - because of everything we have been taught from society and our parents/ etc. This is also a sign for those who have walked the walk like myself, to continue on doing This (the walk never ends, we can growing, but in time it still gets MUCH clearer) and to also allowing the light to shine and sharing everything we have learned. To go against the last fears and actually Living our true purpose. Living out our dreams. Acting from intuition and our emotional body. I hope you all will enjoy my video, I myself could use the message, since I’m scared too of actually walking on my true path eventhough it clearly is the right one for me ❤️ I chosed this photo too to remind me of the sparkle I see in my eyes from that day. It reminds of who I am and that there is nothing to fear - especially not getting attention and actually seing myself from different perspectives. It reminds me of getting out of my comfortzones again and again. To try new things and learn. It reminds me of my connection with Nature. To have fun, play and being creative. To see my inner child with love 💖 I wish you a beautiful day. Hugs and love HCM 🌙 #love#loveyourself#shadowwork#hsp#empath#infj#healing#innerchild#mentality#mentalhealth#health#vegan#life#mylife#spiritual
A month ago i had a health scare after going through some major stress in my life. When I was rushed to the emergency room after experiencing hypertension i decided that i needed to make drastic changes in my life. I took control of my bad eating habits and i have lost 15lbs so far. Now that i feel that my meals have been healthier and more consistent i feel ready to take the next step. I am working on reducing my stress, letting go of things that are out of my control, and working on my overall mental health. If anyone finds themselves in a similar situation please follow me so that we can work together and help each other grow into the best versions of ourselves. #newjourney#mentalhealth#healthyeatinghabits#weightlossjourney
Ponekad nam dijalozi koje vodimo sa samima sobom deluju sasvim bezazleno. "Bolje nemoj prerano da se radujes, jos moze da krene po zlu", mislimo kada primetimo da se radujemo nekom susretu. "Sve je to lanjski sneg", kada pocinjemo da drzimo neko predavanje. "Moglo je da bude i prvo mesto", kada osvojimo drugo mesto. A onda postoje i ona teska mentalna ispadanja iz sina. Ona glase otprilike ovako:"Ja nisam dovoljno dobar/dobra da bih u tome uspeo/uspela, ja nisam zasluzio/zasluzila da budem zaista voljen/voljena, na mene i moj rad ionako niko ne ceka, ili kad mi je bas dobro u zivotu, nesto strasno mora da se desi.
Iz 📖 Mindfuck - Petra Bok
Have you ever sat in a space and just clicked with those around you? ⠀
That’s literally what happened on this particular morning on the Sunshine Coast. ⠀
I decided to fly out from Sydney on THE busiest weekend of the @amitycreated year. ⠀
Fly out on a weekend when all flights were cancelled due to the crazy dust storms (I was the last flight that left) ⠀
Fly out when I realistically needed to be working in my business- especially because it was Black Friday ⠀
Why ? ⠀
Because I had a gut feeling that I needed to be at the @bizbaberetreats ⠀
And I am SO glad that I went. ⠀
Not only did I connect with all of the women that attended, but I was able to gain so many new perspectives, which allowed me to have MASSIVE realizations about myself within my biz. ⠀
So leaving that weekend, switching off from the crazy, having that time away to give back to myself and make meaningful connections was SO worth it. ⠀
What retreats/workshops or events do you recommend? ⠀
Your pre-baby body does not exist. Just the same as you will never be, well, the same.
Change is scary. You may not recognise yourself. Suddenly, a stranger in your own shell.
"But I was young when I had the girls. I'm not ready to have a mum-bod yet."
A 'mum-bod' is just a body. It is not a body type. It is your body. Like no other.
Your body was made to stretch and grow to accommodate for your child. The signs that this occurred does not mean that your body failed. It succeeded. Your body is amazing. You are amazing. You grew a friggin baby. Two, even.
Everything that goes on and went on beyond the surface of those stretch marks, soft skin and hair you don't have time to remove anymore is huge in the scheme of the aesthetics.
Plus, who defines beauty anyway? Isn't it beautiful to eat food with joy and move in a way that feels good?
Your pelvic floor is important. It's better to take things slow (so, like, don't play hockey 8 weeks postpartum again in a rush to get back to "normal". Normal is now). Exercise, when you're truly ready, with love for endorphins and blood flow and not with hatred for "the burn".
You have the rest of your life to hate your body. And then what? Why not spend it loving yourself instead?
You are more fragile than you think to begin with. But it's not weakness.
The stretch marks, the soft skin, the ghost of the shape it used to be. They tell a story but they are not scars. They are beauty spots.
Sometimes you meet people at a shitty time and there’s nothing you can do about that.
You can meet the right person at the wrong time.
Due to circumstances it might not work out and that’s okay. That’s something you’ve to accept because everything that’s meant to be, will be. Just have faith and believe that everything happens for a reason. Relationships with friends, family, job opportunities. Everything in life🤷🏻♀️
You may not see why it’s happening right now but things will eventually become clear. Just give it time🔥
There’s some things you can’t change in life and they only thing you should do with those situations is accept them. If you physically cannot change it, there’s no logic in getting mad over something you cannot change. It won’t benefit you and it certainly isn’t going to change the situation.
So rather than losing happiness over the inevitable, learn to accept it, move on and focus on the things you can do and do them👏 #mentalhealth#staypositive#positivevibes
I used to do it all. I want to do it all. But the reality is that I can’t do it all. There’s something in me that says that I am a failure if I’m not spinning 100 plates at full force at the same time. My logical side knows full well that it’s not sustainable and this sort of all-or-nothing mentality causes more harm than it does good. One of the things that my counsellor has been helping me with is to work on protecting what truly matters and culling down what doesn’t. This is in the hope that I’ll be somewhat more rooted. It’s tricky. And the more and more we delve into my core beliefs, past experiences, behaviours and attitudes it gets more and more complicated. My sleep is all over the place, as are my moods but right now, more than ever, drawing is helping me to challenge those old reactions. This morning I woke up and noticed how beautiful the silhouette of the naked trees looked against the wonderfully lit morning sky. Here’s what I came up with.
🔥𝐎𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐇𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐰🔥
While in Flow - AKA a superhuman state - we release a powerful combination of six neurotransmitters and hormones. Here’s the breakdown:
NOREPINEPHRINE: Speeds up heart rate, improves tension, triggers the release of glucose giving your more energy. When your neural efficiency is up, arousal and control of emotion are too.
DOPAMINE: Gives you the feeling of engagement in a task, excitement, adventure... and rewards you for it. It dramatically increases your attention, improves pattern recognition and muscle firing times.
ENDORPHINS: These pain relieving and 'euphoria-generating' neurotransmitters are strong AF. You have 20 different types of endorphins, one of which is called the beta-endorphins. These are reported as being 100 times more potent than medical morphine.
ANANDAMIDE: The word is taken from the Sanskrit word ananda, meaning bliss, joy or delight. Anandamide lift moods, dilates blood vessels, bronchial tubes (aiding in breathing), inhibits our ability to feel fear and improves lateral thinking.
OXYTOCIN: The 'love hormone', whose name is derived from the Greek word 'quick birth'. Associated with maternal behaviours and generated between sexual partners. However, recent findings point to a broader scope in humans with oxytocin associated with social bonding, trust and emotional behaviours.
SEROTONIN: The vast majority of the body's serotonin is found in the gastrointestinal tract. Serotonin affects your mood, social behaviour, appetite, digestion, sleep, memory and sexual desire.
Sound appealing?!? 🔥💥🔥
in this moment
are you stressing over your future, even tomorrow? or are you giving your best effort, working hard, and having faith that in the end everything will turn out in your favor
are you defining yourself based on the mistakes you made yesterday? a year ago? or are you giving yourself a fresh start today
are you in a constant state of anxiety and unhappiness, because you’re stuck in your past or future? Or are you letting go of what’s no longer serving you, letting go of who you once were
are you focusing on now? are you appreciating God’s creation in front of you?
questions for myself as an effort to get out of my head, and into right now. Any form of a colorful sky just gets me 💖😌
1214 hours ago
Yesterday I decided to buy some plants for my room. And honestly, I don’t know who loves them more, me or Bell 😍
I used to have this crush on the oldish dude that owns the book store in Byron. I’d go in and read books and hang out in the cool air. Every now and then when I had money - I’d buy one. He had Grey spikey hair and was tall. But I’d just enjoy his presence. Kinda weird and quirky, smart and quietly strong. I was never gonna date the guy. I just enjoyed liking him.
Prob because His wife sussed me out tho !! Ba ha. (I stopped going in when I knew he was married 🤣) A mate said to me “but he’s not even good looking”... what are u going for?” The person. I said.
I like the person. The space behind this teeny tiny bit of borrowed lucky/unlucky DNA .. The space behind them is what’s attractive. That’s who I’m gonna talk to Late at night and that’s who’s gonna make me belly laugh. That’s who is gonna be present in the moment and feel me - because they’re not just staring at their reflection in the mirror .... Vanity is the most boring disease of our time”
We are all soooooo much more! X
Just a little reminder, just in case you forget! 🙋🏻♀️💃🏻😂 Hi, I’m Vesna. I’m 41.
I’m not a public figure.
I’m not an influencer.
I’m a mother blogger.
I’m a country bumpkin who loves Wiltshire & rural Bosnia.
I’m a mother of boys, wife of a space scientist.
Boys fart & they’re smelly. Boys love so hard & are so honest. Too honest. Same here! 🙋🏻♀️ I am a kindness fighter, with a British Army sense of humour.
I’m a mental health fighter. I hate any kind of stigma, discrimination or prejudice.
I don’t live in London and I don’t have a fashionable home.
My three best friends are my two Dysons and my Vax carpet cleaner. Oh, and bleach. I like bleach.
I support small businesses & organic farmers.
I don’t like word “inappropriate”. Why is something inappropriate?
Racism, ageism, fatism, skinnyism, sexism...don’t have ANY time allocated in my life, nor place, nor space.
I like kind people & kindness moves me to tears.
If you are looking for Insta perfect, you won’t find it here.
This is just an expat, mother, wife, writer & as we Serbs say, I have no hair on my tongue 😂 (what?!); I say it as it is.
Thanks me darlings. I love following your stories & lives. Some of you truly brighten up my days.
Love, Vesna xxx P.S. I love real bean-to-cup coffee, more than my children. Fact. 😁