Day 21: I have often been called stubborn. And usually not in a good way. But today at what I love about myself. I hold my ground. Maybe determination or tenacity are more positive words for it, but whichever you go with I don’t often back down. And while it’s not always a positive trait, it is what keeps me going towards my goals when nothing seems to be working just right in the moment. I recently challenged myself to stop using elevators. Which means I ran up and down five flights of stairs several times today. It hurt. My lungs hurt. My knees hurt. My bad ankle really hurt. But I kept it up and even when I was dying in the stairwell I never quit. That kind of stubborn will get me where I want to go and I love that about myself. 💪🏻❤️
“Healing is not linear”...meaning healing does not happen overnight and it is not everlasting. There is no magic protocol, supplement, method, Dr. or pill that will instantly gift you with “perfect health.” • • Healing (or management of a disease) takes addressing root causes + your deepest weaknesses, adopting a more positive mindset/outlook, getting real with yourself and asking, “why am I doing this,” seeing yourself healed before you get there...and challenging yourself to learn and grow through each and everyday, no matter how hard it feels. • • When embarking on a healing journey (or a healthier lifestyle) there will always be ups, downs, setbacks and even breakdowns. But, this is what makes us human and what makes us more compassionate individuals... towards ourself and others. • • Moreover, it is the frustrating or uncertain moments on the journey that teach us faith, hope, commitment, patience, self-love and non-judgement. It is the difficult moments that teach us how to have more unconditional love for ourself and to be even more persevering! This experience is all beautiful and worthwhile because we are worthy! • • I have so much respect for anyone who chooses health, who chooses themself and who embarks on a healing journey because let me tell you, it is not for the meek. It takes showing up for yourself everyday with the ultimate goal of a more balanced and optimal way of life...because deep down, you know it is possible. • • I still have to remind myself all of the above 7 years after my #alopecia diagnosis. Although, I’ve learned the tools to manage and put my hair loss in remission, I still have moments of imbalance that frustrate the shit out of me, and that’s ok. We’re all human and we’re all imperfectly perfect! • • One of my clients today said, “Even though I may look like a horse (strong and robust) on the outside, this doesn’t mean I feel this way on the inside.” Can you relate? I certainly
Toxic relationships affect your overall well-being: 👎🏼 You don’t like yourself in the relationship. 👎🏼 You feel relieved when your partner is gone. 👎🏼 You don’t feel like your decisions are YOUR decisions. 👎🏼 Life isn’t enjoyable with or without your partner. : Some of you might be in a toxic relationship, and not realize it. Or maybe you realize it, but justify the unhealthy parts: ✔️ “When we are good, we are REALLY good.” ✔️ “It only happens when there’s alcohol involved.” ✔️ “I’ve never felt this strongly about anybody else before.” ✔️ “I know that he/she loves me.” ✔️ “...but he/she was so depressed when we broke up.” : When you rationalize bad behavior, you’re basically telling yourself that: “This person hurts me, BUT it’s OK.” : Of course there’s no such thing as a perfect relationship. Everybody has their flaws. A healthy relationship isn’t defined by perfect harmony or lack of disagreements, but rather, mutual efforts from both parties to work through difficulties. : Below, I’ve identified common characteristics of a toxic relationship. (Swipe left above for details.) : * Walking on eggshells * Break-up/Get back together * Lying * Unbalanced effort * Gaslighting * Attempts to Incriminate * Privacy Violations : Toxic relationships are not all doomed for failure. With work, they CAN be repaired, however, I would recommend seeking the help of a couple’s therapist to work through toxic patterns, and to evaluate whether your relationship is on the road toward recovery or not. : : : : : : : : : : #relationships101#relationshiphelp#relationships#healthyrelationships#marriedlife#marriagebootcamp#loveandmarriage#marriagecounseling#communicationiskey#relationshipadvice#marriageadvice#happymarriage#confidentwoman#thirties#happywife#victim#domesticviolence#survivor#infidelity#depression#helpishere#selfesteem#selfhelp#selfworth#worthiness
BAM! 💥 . So I did something the other week that I’ve wanted to do for a LONG time! For years I’ve wanted to get this tattoo on my forearm; in the past, I actually had 2 separate appointments, with deposits paid, that I ended up cancelling out of fear. Not fear of the pain but fear of judgement. Judgement I might give towards myself down the road and judgement I would get from others . I gotta be honest, what people think has mattered waaayyy too much to me. I’ve taken conscious steps to let go of it and this is one of them . To me this beautiful tattoo reminds me to have courage to be who I am, live my life for me, pave my own path, and express love and acceptance in all interactions . Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.
it’s the end of the day. and there’s nothing wrong with browsing, connecting with others and enjoying social media after a long day. It can be an creative outlet, entertainment, just something you want to do to relax...there’s nothing wrong with social media as long as it’s used appropriately and doesn’t serve as a distraction. There are many positive sides and pro’s to social media and these quotes said by @neilpatel and @gigihadid showcase few of the many. It is often misinterpreted that social media is “bad” and although there are damaging aspects, it’s part of human evolution and the progress of our world. However, despite all of this, it is extremely important to aknowledge the impacts and all possible consequences of posting and sharing information on a worldwide data base. #enhanceselflove_th #selfesteem#selfimage#youareenough#showus#raisethebeautybar#doveselfesteemproject#beyourself#selfimprovement#choosekindness#beyourownyou#kindcampaign
Swipeee ➡️➡️➡️ . This lady speaks right through me. Just like a reflection of all the things I have in my head . Myself and God ❤️. . A lot of niggas really took advantage of me when I was low low.....treating you like Nigerian dustbin and silently telling you to your face say you know reach me level.self doubt consumed me......not knowing me as a person affected me. Now I realized my only problem was Me(Dorothy). All my problems weren’t external Bt internal. And I had to make an effort to fix me and change.. . . But now ? Let me re-introduce myself 🙂🙃🙂🙃(some other time) ..........tnk you Lord for all the pain, cos I built myself wit it. I am proud of all my mistakes cos they made me stronger. Tnk You lord for your enormous grace. Tnk u lord for the wake. You really took the wheel and you kept driving me to my dream destination of peace of mind and love.... ❤️❤️ . Never underestimate the power of self love and growth. The day you realize your worth is the day the game changes..... None wld ever control you or disrespect you. #meandgod#myselfandgod#theonlyproblemisyou#selfdoubt#selfesteem#selflove
From my new video and blog!!! The term burnout was first used by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger in 1974, defining the loss of motivation and an increasing sense of emotional depletion and cynicism he observed in his patients. Christina Maslach, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and one of the foremost researchers on burnout, began studying this phenomenon in the 1970s. Later on, she published her research in an article titled “Burned Out,” in the magazine Human Behavior in 1976, followed by the Maslach Burnout Inventory in 1981. In her research, Professor Maslach noticed a trend: the workers she surveyed often reported profound emotional exhaustion, feelings of negativity and cynicism, detachment from their professional achievements, and a lack of self-esteem. Learn more at www.drmonicabucci.com