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It also doesn't mean you're broken. There's no shame in asking for help when you need it. 💜 #pmdd  #repost @ownyourstigma (@get_repost) ・・・ For some reason, as humans, we are conditioned to think that asking for help with something makes us weak. This really could not be further from the truth. . It takes courage and strength to overcome our fears and ask for help. It takes acceptance and love to notice that maybe we are sick and help is the only way to heal. There are people out there who care and who want to help and will be so grateful that you have asked for help. Please don’t believe everything you think and just know asking for help does not make you weak or selfish, it makes me strong and brave. . . . . . . . . #mentalhealth #endthestigma #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalillness #selfcare #ownyourstigma #fashion #ambassadors #fashionambassadors #bekindtoyourmind #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealthadvocate #brandambassador #anxiety #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #depression
May = Mental Health Awareness Month!!! Grab a shirt/sweatshirt to spread awareness. This month when you use the code MENTALHEALTH you’ll receive 10% off & orders over $75 get #freeshipping.  #blackmentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #supportblackowned #blacktherapists #blackcounselors #blackpsychologists #mentalhealthadvocate #blackmentalhealthadvocate #womensmentalhealth #selfcareadvocate #selfloveadvocate
May = Mental Health Awareness Month!!! Grab a shirt/sweatshirt to spread awareness. This month when you use the code MENTALHEALTH you’ll receive 10% off & orders over $75 get #freeshipping.  #blackmentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #supportblackowned #blacktherapists #blackcounselors #blackpsychologists #mentalhealthadvocate #blackmentalhealthadvocate #womensmentalhealth #selfcareadvocate #selfloveadvocate
Everyday you invest in your heart health, lung health, GI health, weight management etc. YOUR MIND is just as important ........ Invest in your ENTIRE life ! . . . #psychiatricnursepractitioner #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #investinyourentirelife #mentalillness #mentalhealthwarrior #weonlyhaveonelife
How We See It Inc was able to help these students identify symptoms of relevant mental health issues and coping skills to overcome them through use of Hip Hop Therapy. #howweseeit #miami #therapy #therapyisfun #broward #hiphop #drake #nonstop #mentalhealthadvocate #education #students #children #makeachange #makeadifference #community #nonprofit #5013c #band #music #instruments
What a month!  So many changes and so many things happened!  Finally getting my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis as well as getting a POTS diagnosis. Getting new medication and finally feeling like myself again!  I’ve been crushing wedding planning and I am almost finished getting all the big stuff done!  Oh and I bought my wedding dress! 🙀💗 Here’s hoping June will be as productive but not as stressful!  #life #lifeupdate #chronicfatiguesyndrome  #pots #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #chronicpain #liveauthentic #theeverygirl #livethelittlethings #thatauthenticfeeling #holdthemoments #bloggervibes #aboutalook #fashionliveson #stylewatch #whatiwear #discoverunder10k #discoverunder1k #chronicillnssadvocate #mentalhealthadvocate #selfcheckin #believeinyourslf #monochromaticfashion #ootdwatch #fibromyalgia #fibrowarrior #standstrong #feelingmyself #onedayatatime
I’ve found that writing letters to myself or to the people around me can be so therapeutic, it allows me to get some perspective on the situation I’m in and let out any emotions I’m feeling about it 📝💌 • • •  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalillness #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalillnessawareness #adhd #adhdawareness #adhdproblems #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalwellbeing #selflovechallenge #wellnesscommunity #mentalhealthawarenessweek #recovery #recoverywin #recoverycommunity
There’s nothing to be ashamed about when it comes to mental health. Break the stigma and find out how your genes influence your mental health with the MyExome DNA kit!  Get a better grasp on your mental health genes - Mind Your Health.
💙💎📘🌌 Jennifer Lawrence --- "When my mother told me about my childhood, she always told me there was like a light in me, a spark that inspired me constantly. When I entered school, the light went out. We never knew what it was, a kind of social anxiety. But I had lots of friends though. I think mostly I didn't feel intelligent because I wasn't a good student ... I think in life, some people are stupid, but they manage to get by, and I'm one of them. I went to see a psychologist, but nothing worked."
so, so stoked about the business venture my mom and i are doing together. it will provide for us. it will give us the opportunity to live the life we’ve always dreamed of. it will allow us to see more sunsets like this. in the moment. free from worry. about money. about our future. about anything. this business will carry us. every step of the way 💗 i couldn’t be more grateful for finding it when i did 😭
I woke up not wanting to be up. Not ever wanting to have to get up again.  I woke up to the same nightmare I try to escape from every night. The ones that terrorize me, deplete and continue to damage.  I woke up with a list of exits. A list of ways, a list to end all of my lists.  I was awoken by the love and care by people who never knew me prior, may still not know me or get the chance to totally get me but at the end of the day.  THANK YOU FOR CARING. THANK YOU FOR SOME LIGHT. THANK YOU FOR ADDITIONAL AIR MOST WOULD NEVER EVEN  THINK OF SHARING . . . #mindful #mindfulness #selfcare #selfcareisntselfish #selflove #selfacceptance #wecandohardthings #bekindtoyourself #spiritualintelligence #allvibesareokay #personalgrowth #hatemyself #personaldevelopment #positivethinking #recoverywarrior #mentalhealthawareness #depressionawarenss #anxietyawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #inspiration #motivation #itsokaynottobeokay #suicideprevention #endstigma #nostigma
Following up to yesterday’s post on whether your thoughts are draining you... I had mentioned that there was one key ingredient to easing the consistency of/or totally eliminating the thoughts running wild. _ 🔎If you guessed anything around the lines of meditation or presence you were pretty much on the money with that guess!! _ The 1️⃣ key ingredient is ... Mindfulness _ Mindfulness is simply paying attention on purpose to what is arising in THIS MOMENT.  What this means is not giving attention to the past, not giving attention to the future and at the same time being non-judgmental or attached to how things are within this moment.  Mindfulness is seeing your thoughts and whatever concepts and ideas that surround them as they are RATHER THAN as you want them to be. _ ✅The act of mindfulness, yes it takes practice but when a thought arises 🔹Use the whole body and your senses to shift away from getting sucked into the cycle of thinking. 🔹Shift into the act of intentionally and wisely paying attention to the thoughts without judgement. 🔹Then gently allow for them to pass by like a cloud in the sky. _ With consistently practicing this shift, you can actually get out of your head, and prevent yourself from getting sucked into an abyss of endless, destructive thinking. _ 🦋Has mindfulness impacted your life in a positive way? Let’s hear how in the comments below!👇
Home workout today....not gonna lie to you but I have lost my motivation to get to the gym in the mornings lately. Every night I set alarm to go and when it goes off I think nah I want to sleep 🤷‍♀️ Not sure why, maybe I am enjoying my sleep since we managed to get bubba to sleep in his own bed, and I mean I really sleep well since then 😉 So I am going to be kind to myself, and just relax and go with the flow. I used to beat myself up a lot about things but it’s high time I stopped as it really doesn’t help me. I would never allow my friends to do it to themselves so why to myself?? Yep I am still fighting anxiety and depression, so for me every little step counts, it’s still a progress. . . . As long as I did the workout it doesn’t matter whether it was in the gym, home, park, woods....it’s been done and that’s the main thing 😉 . . . Be kind to yourself and everyone around you, we don’t know what goes on in people’s lives. Be kind, smile, inspire and love 💞💞 . . . . . . #homeworkout #exercisingathome #losebabyweight #workoutmotivation #youtubeworkout #fitnessmum #fitnessmama #beauthentic #bekindtoyourself #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthwarrior #fitmomsrock #pilatesfit #pilatesstrong #weightlose #weightlossjourney #loseweightwithme #fitmotivation #bekindalways #exercisemotivation #exerciseistherapy #leanbody #workingonmygoals #eatingclean #eatcleanfood #babyweightlossjourney #iamhappy #bossmama #bossbabetribe #goodvibesonly✨
B U S Y 🐝 • I haven’t paused for barely 5 minutes the entirety of the past week+. I’ve been going nonstop between different businesses I work with, spending time with friends and my boo, cooking way more than usual, and attempting to get everything else done at the same time. • I know I can’t keep this pace up eternally, but for the moment I’m kind of loving it. I spent so long hustling between 2 jobs, then working constant overtime at 1 job, to attempting to build my business while working full-time that I feel like my brain is wired to perform best when there’s not quite enough time in a day. . • I’ve found myself really struggling with knowing the •hustle&grind culture• can actually be super toxic to your health, and feeling like if I’m not all in, I’m not doing enough. • So, to all my fellow hustlers, I wanted to give you the permission you probably won’t give yourself to pause and take a deep breath every once in a while. Take a few hours off to nap, or go for a walk, or do absolutely nothing. Spend time with your favorite people and don’t feel guilty about it AT ALL. • Oh, and if you’re in Raleigh go check out @junctionwestnc because I’m obsessed and drink some @shacksbury while you’re there because I’m equally as obsessed with this rose cider. 😍
Jesus, hear my cries to You for healing, mercy and rest!⠀ You know my heart, its wounds, its pain.⠀ You know what lies behind and before me.⠀ Total trust, total gift of myself to You — this is Your desire from me. You will heal my heart, transform my soul and work wonders in my life and through me, if I only but surrender all to You. ⠀ As my heart turns to You, and my soul yearns for heaven, I surrender myself to You. Take my will and conform it to Yours.⠀ Amen, my Jesus, amen.⠀ .⠀ For #selfcare support & encouragement to live out God's will, visit my personal IG page: @lauramariedurant ⠀ .⠀ #trustinjesus #surrendertojesus #anxietyprayer #anxietyquote #dailyprayer #dailyreflection #catholicprayer #catholicreflection #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthsupport #anxiety #depression #panicattack #bipolar #beatinganxiety #mentalwellness #mentalhealthadvocate #anxietyblog #anxietyblogger #depressionblogger #mentalhealthblogger #prayerblog #emotionalhealing #healsallwounds #saturdaymorning #saturdaymotivation
A little snippet from Courtney Taylor’s story “In the Dark of Night” one of the many Brainstorm Revolution authors and cofounder of Voice for Mental Health Collective-March for Mental Health, happening this Sunday, May 25. > • • • #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #breakthestigma #endthestigma #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthadvocate #itsokaynottobeokay#mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthwarrior #health #stigmafree #breakthesilence #mentalhealthishealth ##v4mhc #sicknotweak #timeforaction #strongertogether #mfmhto #togetherwearestronger #marchformentalhealth #hope #wellness #inspiration #author #story #stories
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(Post Credit- Christine Cissy White) I thought of how experts talk to us -those with PTSD- one by one.  How we sit in the same chairs in the same offices and they listen to us, but we don’t get to hear each other. It tricks us into thinking we are alone. People with PTSD have almost always been in total silence, shame and isolation outside of clinical settings and cyber chat rooms. But things are changing, we are coming out of the shadows.  We are using our voices.  We are saying ‘Here we are” and claiming our role as experts, knowers and truth tellers.  We are bonding as rape survivors, veterans; adults abused as children, survivors of narcissistic abuse, survivors of emotional neglect with issues of attachment and those who have survived other horrific traumas. This page I started at a time my demons where in full attack, my mind and body in collapse, I had to get it out.  Silence, no longer an option.  Shame had it’s hands around my neck, I was suffocating.  Silence was no longer an option, in order to breathe I had to let it out.  It was in this platform I began to put trauma in some sort of framework, it becomes easier when you have a better understanding of what you are working with.  Thank you to all those that recycle their heart.  #deepsoul #traumasurvivor #emotionalpain #autistic #adhd #mentalillness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthsupport #selfkindness #selfacceptance #selfawareness #selfdiscovery #selfcare #selflove #selfworth #selfesteem #selfconfidence #mentalhealthblogger #recoveryispossible #lifesjourney #mentalhealthoverload #narcissisticabuse #guilt #shame #processingtrauma #ptsd #psychology #narcissisticabuse #childhoodtrauma #endthestigmaofmentalhealth
Sometimes when we struggle the most, feelings of doubt and uncertainty can creep into our lives. Don’t listen to them. Your mental health matters and you are not alone. You know yourself better than anyone. Your struggles are valid and deserve proper help and (sometimes) treatment.
after four years, I have finished my undergraduate degree in Psychology with placement. I'm so thankful for the opportunities I've had and the lessons I've learned. As promised, I'm sharing my top 10 lessons learned from uni:  1) Hard work pays off, but you don't need to work 24/7 to succeed. Rest and relaxation is important too.  2) Uni is tough sometimes, it's OK to admit you're struggling.  3) Cooking pasta or rice for one person is impossible. 4) Finding your identity is hard and it's sometimes difficult to know where you fit in, but once you find it, it's worth it.  5) Organising your time effectively is a skill and it takes a while to perfect it (and even with the best will in the world, you might still write that essay very last minute) 6) Practicing daily positives really is beneficial. 7) My mum really is one of my best mates and she's incredible for supporting me.  8) Working alongside uni is fun and I'm going to miss working in a bar/nightclub.  9) Netflix is your own worst enemy and it's incredible how quickly you can binge watch a series when you should be revising.  10) You don't have to have life planned out perfectly and your career goals/dreams are really subject to change!  If you got to the end of my list, here's a gold star🌟 and thank you for coming to my ted talk x
im so damn tired.... i dont know if im actually tired or if its my depression... My cptsd has been kicking my butt lately.. But it wont win. #nofilter #mentalhealthadvocate · · · · · · · · #unedited #selfie #peace #peacesign #naturalhair #brushed #naturalhairjourney #whiteshirt #leggings #printleggings #microinfluencer #california #cptsd #ptsd #depression #exhausted #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthawareness
" Hi, I'm Corky! Nice to meet you, precious soul! I'm here to tell you how much of an amazing, beautiful, strong and capable person you are and that you're worthy of so much love, even if there are days when you don't see it. So my purpose is to remind you that from time to time. Hope I'll manage to do that, to help you, dear soul! ♡ " .  Hi there, dear souls! I'm sorry for not really being around, especially for not posting, but as I said, summer is almost here ( well, it pretty much already is if we are to consider the temperature in my country... 😅 ) and so I'll be trying to post more often, be it stories or actual posts. As for this lil guy here in the pic, I'd like to introduce him myself as a chatacter dedicated to the people that are so so important to me, and that have inspired me until this day and further. ♡ Yes, Corky is officially part of the page now, and he might even become the mascot of it. Maybe. Though, I'm not sure of how often he will appear. .  As a little bracket, I'd like to mention that I am here to also learn and understand a lot more about what it is like to live with a mental illness and most importantly how to be a good mental health advocate and fight the stigma properly. So I'd like you wonderful souls to be a little active on my future stories, the ones which will include questions. Thank you! ♡ .  Hope everything is going well with you guys! ♡ . . .  #anxiety #anxietyhelp #depression #depressionhelp #ocd #ocdhelp #bipolar #borderline #ptsd #strongerthanocd #strongerthananxiety #strongerthanmymentalillness #strongerthandepression #youmatter #yourebrave #yourestrong #youcandoit #icandoit #ibelieveinyou #believeinyourself #hereforyou #hereforyoudearsoul #healing #mentalhealthadvocate
Now more than ever, we are a society plagued by addictions of all kinds; a lack of purpose, indecision, and much more. Implementing a spiritual practice by carving out a structure to spend time with yourself is beneficial for you and everyone around you. It’s only in commitment to personal growth that we learn what it means to feel connected with ourselves in the present moment. From that sacred space, we can forge meaningful relationships with one another and our life’s work. . . Every morning I take time for myself to be mindful. I practice yoga, meditation, and engage in prayer. Without my sacred mornings, I would not be able to hold space for those I work with daily. How are you holding space for yourself in your daily life? . . . . #mindfulness #meditation #yoga #yogagirl #yogi #sacredspaces #sacredwoman #healthandwellness #wellness #lifestyleblogger #lifestyle #instablog #instablogger #wellness #girlgang #feminist #witchyvibes #witchywoman #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #selfcare #selflove
@miguel and Our ED @torrishack had the privilege and honor to speak on the “suicide & semicolon” Panel last Sunday to kick off the 10 day @werise_la mental health event. Put on by @lacdmh -> the department of mental health! It’s still happening so check out the schedule and Join hundreds of artists, athletes and activists in the fight to make mental health a civil right. ✊ .#tangiblemovement  #ladepartmentofmentalhealth #miguel  #werisela  FREE and open to the public MAY 18-27 in the #dtlaartsdistrict 🎨 1262 Palmetto St. DTLA 90013  RSVP at WERISE.LA . Tag your friends to let them know!  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #maymentalhealthawarenessmonth #suicideprevention #mentalwellness #1in5
NO FILTER . Deze week een roller-coaster. Met maandag een moeizame start, zo zwaar zo donker. Jarig zijn, ik ben zo dankbaar voor weer een jaar. Dat je hoofd dan zo tegenwerkt maakt me soms verdrietig. . Mijn prachtige racefiets wat een cadeau die maandag, zo niet verwacht. Ook nog eens onverwachts bezoek, wat ik normaal heel moeilijk trek, kwam ook maandag als een geschenk. . Toch voel ik me lichter door alles heen, dat komt omdat ik me letterlijk gedragen voel door alle nieuwe hulpverlening voor onze zoon. Ik voel dat ik nu ook gezien wordt, dat ik ook mag huilen, dat ik mag uitspreken hoezeer ik mezelf, Nicole, de afgelopen 3 jaar ben kwijtgeraakt. . Maar ook voel ik hoe ik steeds een beetje meer mijn creativiteit terug vind. Hoe het weer borrelt en ideeën weer komen. Ik wil zo graag delen en laten zien, ik voel ook dat het moet. Dat ik anderen zo mag helpen. . De weg is nog lang, depressiviteit vertrekt niet zomaar, autisme wordt niet ineens uitgevlakt. Maar mijn mindset en kracht houden me op de been. Trots dat ik dit zelf heb gedaan. . Binnenkort starten met mijn boek, delen hoe hard het leven is, maar hoe bijzonder mooi iedere dag ook weer. . Altijd blijven knokken, nooit opgeven, er is altijd iets om voor te vechten. Ook jij. Heb het goed lieve jij, je bent het waard, ik ook ✨💕😘.
@miguel and I had the privilege and honor to speak on the “suicide & semicolon” Panel last Sunday to kick off the 10 day @werise_la mental health event. Put on by @lacdmh -> the department of mental health! It’s still happening so check out the schedule and Join hundreds of artists, athletes and activists in the fight to make mental health a civil right. ✊ .#tangiblemovement  #ladepartmentofmentalhealth #miguel  #werisela  FREE and open to the public MAY 18-27 in the #dtlaartsdistrict 🎨 1262 Palmetto St. DTLA 90013  RSVP at WERISE.LA . Tag your friends to let them know!  #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #maymentalhealthawarenessmonth #suicideprevention #mentalwellness #1in5
On my feed, the last section of pictures are all in black and white, some with red. This was obviously planned and as we all know, ”a picture speaks a thousand words.” So yes, I have posted the pictures that show me looking my best but the commentary from the last block should show that it’s not always how it looks. There is often ‘Instagram Vs Reality’ pictures online and comments about the pressures of social media. I fully acknowledge that, but I have used these filters as a visual representation... 🚨 Red is the colour of extremes and an emotionally intense colour. I am passionate about speaking up about mental health, and so I just want to say that the following comments are purely from my own experience and for others it may be different. ”I thought you were ill, are you well now?”. If I answer no: I am attending seeking, refusing to be well, lying, faking, messing around and worst of all… refusing to get better. These are all perceptions that others have of someone who has to acknowledge they are still depressed, even on a good day. No-one wants to say no, everyone with a mental-illness would love to say they are ‘better now’, but that is not how it works. I know it doesn’t make sense and I still don’t know how to explain it properly but all I expect is for people to try. Don’t ask someone this question because it hurts to have to hear it again and you probably don’t want to hear the response anyway, just enjoy the present time and listen when someone wants to talk. 🛑 It’s not black and white, it’s all shades of grey. But even in a cloudy sky there can be 🌈. 📞 Mind, open Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm on 0300 123 3393 📞 Samaritans offers a listening service which is open 24 hours a day, on 116 123 (UK and ROI - this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill.) 📞 The Mix is a free support service for people under 25. Call 0808 808 4994 or email: help@themix.org.uk 📞 Rethink Mental Illness
GAINING INNER PEACE☮️☯️🕉 I’m on my way there, BIG TIME!! So excited to see major mental health improvements each day!! Taking time off from commissions was definitely a must for me right now. The money means nothing if I’m miserable.  sketching in the mini sketchbook at the hub’s band practice🎶 . . #drawing #illustration #minisketchbook #sketchbook #sketch #doodle #scribble #pen #marker #markers #micronpenart #portrait #peace #innerpeace #yoga #meditation #peaceofmind #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #sharpie #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth
⚡⚡⚡GIVEAWAY!⚡⚡⚡ To mark the end of May - Mental Health Awareness Month, We want to giveaway this bundle of goodies for the ultimate Self Care Goodiebag!🖤 . To Enter: 1. Follow @HelloStigma 2. Like this post.  3. Tag your friends separately in comments & help spread the word, each comment is another entry.  4. Share in your story and tag us for a bonus entry! 5. Repost on your own wall and tag us for even more bonus entries! . Or nominate someone else to win!💕 . Giveaway ends Sunday 2nd June. . Goodies Include: 1 x Mental Health Matters TieDye Sweater 1 x Warrior Tote Bag 1 x Happiness Plaque (not by Us)  1 x Lush bath bomb (not by Us)  2 x Love yourself stickers 1 x Strength Bracelet . Join us in a fantastic giveaway. Good Luck! 🤞 Together we can raise Awareness & End Stigma and Shame 🖤 . Not affiliated with or endorsed by Instagram. T&Cs apply. You may not win if you are not following us and following the rules. . . #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthcare #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthjourney #journeytorecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #recovery #selfcaresunday #selflove #selfcare #positivemindpositivelife #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthadvocate #endstigma #stopstigma #nomorestigma #depression #anxiety #suicideprevention #itsokaytotalk #chronicillness #depressionawareness #anxietyawareness #mentalhealthclothing #mentalhealthaccount #imfine #mentalhealthstigma #mystory #thestruggleisreal
@utahplaytherapy shared this great post!  I think because we can feel some of the feelings, or experience some of symptoms of, many of these issues and those feelings and experiences are fleeting....we misunderstand what an actual diagnosis of these issues is.  It is not fleeting. It is prolonged, it is difficult, and you can't will yourself or faith yourself out of them.  If you've been depressed 3ir anxious for over two weeks (YUP ONLY TWO WEEKS) set something up with a therapist, or see your doctor.  You don't have to feel out of control!  You can reach out and quickly get the help you need to start feeling like you!  #changethestigma#mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthawareness  #mindbodyconnection #overallhealth #therapyiscool  #physicalsymptoms #health #wellness  #mentalhealthsupport #therapyworks #mentalhealthmonth #counseling #marriageandfamilytherapy  #utahmarriageandfamilytherapy  #utahtherapist #mentalhealthadvocate  #mftstudent #mft  #overallhealth#overallhealthandwellness  #depression #anxiety #trauma #utahhealthandwellness  #mastermom #therapize #therapizeyourself #becauseyoumatter #youdeservehealth  #depressionrelief #depression #depressionrelief
This is something I’ve struggled with for a long time. Especially since I’m an Aquarius, we are super talented and creative but the nature of an air sign is to lose focus and direction. On top of that fact, dealing with and healing from my childhood trauma has been a challenge. I wasn’t raised to be extra-ordinary. I wasn’t raised to be the best, just to survive and follow the flow of life. Never to create my own, never to follow my free will, never to think freely, never to love myself. But I was determined to break the generational curses passed through my DNA. I made a promise to myself that I would make something of myself and so that my child would be able to use my legacy as an example of the infinite possibilities he could have.

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