Starting Monday the 22nd of April- 26th of April, I’m encouraging who ever feels moved to participate in
5 DAYS OF KINDNESS! -
Everyday I will share either in my insta-stories, or Instagram along with the hashtag #seedsofkindness
🌸 And share my act of kindness for the day. Kindness can be expressed in many forms, it can be to another person, it could be more SELF kindness, kindness towards nature, kind thoughts! -
I encourage you to share your acts of kindness either on Instagram, or Instagram stories, or Facebook.
Tag me @nadine_loraine_
and along with the hashtag #seedsofkindness
My hope for the week, to scatter seeds of kindness in hope that it blooms a better world within ourselves and others, when we spread kindness it goes a long way.
“As the hand that plants an acorn, shelters armies from the sun”
Please tag any friends that might be interested, come join a wave of goodness and create community 🌸
🌸 #kindness #spreadingawareness #doinggooddeeds #dogoodfeelgood #womenempowerment #helpingpeople #5daysofkindness #lifecoachforwomen #lifecoach #motivation #lifepurposecoach #womensupportingwomen #changetheworld #womenwholead #joy #createpeace #love #poems #giving #happy
I went to an interview to be a potential high school weight training coach today and... HOLY CRAP!
I messed up, because I forgot... I am SO awesome at what I do and have SO much to share.
To the girl getting off her bathroom floor wondering if everyone has this fear and guilt with food, and dreaming of the day when she no longer has to throw it up.
To the guy in the gym, looking around at all the dudes bigger and stronger than him, contemplating if steroids is the next best step for him to finally measure up.
To the mom who is struggling to spend time with her husband because her 2 year old is sick again and she feels like everything's just on maintenance.
To the business owner who is becoming SO successful but is ready to just throw it all away because the "dream" is bringing him away from family and the memories he was so ready to experience.
To the woman who is ready to finally experience all of her potential that she never experienced or let fly free in high school and is tired of feeling second best and not worthy of the title: athlete.
And to every person who doesn't have a diagnosed eating disorder, but is realizing that the relationship and view of food that they have just isn't right anymore.
And to the person who doesn't have a diagnosed learning disorder but gets so exhausted with every new job, class, book or even interest that just doesn't come easy how it's normally shared.
And to every single person, who is done numbing their life out with anything and everything, from drugs and alcohol, to food and fitness, from travel and spending, to sex and relationships.
I know you're done playing small and accepting this as your reality.
I am too.
And I'm so sorry I forgot and have been fluffy with how I can help.
Because I dont want your before and after pictures, that's your hard work.
What I do want, is your leap of faith.
Because I know you're starving for change, but you're terrified of getting burned and let down yet again.
I get it.
I won't promise you the world, only you can take that.
What I will promise, is full support during our time together to help you realize just how possible your dreams that stir your soul up, are.
Today for #ChildAbusePreventionMonth
we are highlighting the incredible work that the American Academy of Pediatrics is doing to help prevent child abuse.
This month’s @aapca1
newsletter features Safe & Sound's board member, Dr. Aparna Kota, who addresses the importance of pediatricians’ roles in helping prevent child abuse by educating, empowering, and strengthening families.
If you are interested in reading more, we encourage you to visit their website at www.aapca1.org.
A huge thank you to all the pediatricians keeping our kids healthy, safe & sound. 💙👩🏾⚕️👦🏻
#safesoundkids #safeandsound #strengtheningfamilies #safeprotectedloved #childabuseprevention
Meet my Band of Beauty Member: Lydia 😍 Favorite product: Nourishing Cream Cleanser - I don’t have tight, pink skin after I wash my face anymore! 👏 Why safe products matter to her:
I’m a vegan so that really started my journey to using clean products. I was always looking for cruelty free products and picking apart ingredients. It was eye opening to see what’s in stuff! 🌱🙌#amensister #gorgeous #spreadingawareness #saferchoices #healing #beautycounter
Today's highlight is blogger Laura Bradbury. Bradbury experienced medical issues after being issued for some testing by her insurance. When they had done a biopsy, she describes that PSC was mentioned as a possibility, but it was unlikely due to being a woman. After hearing the results that it was PSC, Bradbury writes, "I sat there, stunned. No cure? No treatment? My world pivoted on its axis in that split-second. I had no idea how to cope in this newly altered reality." Read more about Bradbury's bravery and story here:
PSC is a rare liver disease where the bile ducts become inflamed and eventually scarred, which in turn blocks the ducts. This leads to inevitable cirrhosis and liver failure. There is currently no cure, rather the only “cure” is a transplant. Even then, the disease can be recurring. Today’s highlight is football star Walter Payton. Many of you may know he died of cancer, but there is more to it. Walter Payton died of Bile Duct Cancer brought on by Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. He faced an issue that many individuals do - his cancer had progressed so much that he could no longer receive the liver transplant that he needed.
Read more about Walter Payton here: https://www.medicinenet.com/payton_bile_duct_cancer_and_sclerosing_cholangitis/views.htm
TRIGGER WARNING... Not having my phone to listen to my music after coming out of therapy and block the world out around me was extremely hard.
My anxiety was high all I was focused on was getting to the supermarket and home, having all these emotions, feelings running through me after therapy can be difficult. It triggered me to have the urge to have a drink, I use alcohol as a coping mechanism. When I become emotional unregulated. After getting the things I headed straight for the alcohol, standing there for a good 10 minutes. Contemplating to buy it or not, all I knew is that I wanted what I was feeling and thinking to stop, the pain to go away. And the only way was to drown my sorrows, that for a split second it would make me feel better bout myself. But I knew when I stopped and looked at it and how much I wanted to pick it up and put it in the basket. It wouldn’t make me feel better bout myself, it wouldn’t solve my problems and it would only make me feel more depressed, more emotional and more worse bout myself. You know when you have an angel on one side and your shoulder and a devil on the other. That’s how it was in my mind, I told myself to keep walking but the other one said pick it up. So I resisted and told myself to carry on walking to the self service checkout, don’t get me wrong it was on my mind till I got home that this would make me feel better bout myself, and why didn’t I just buy it. And it will solve everything inside of what you are feeling. I proved to myself that I am a stronger then I think I am, by walking away from the alcohol of dealing with how I was feeling in a different way. To what I was going to do. In this case I listened to the angel on my shoulder. Using alternative ways to deal with urges does work. We have to find a way to do it.
#endthestigma #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mybpdjourneybernardine #viral #viralvideos #videos #spreadingawareness #explorepage #explore #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpdproblems #recovery #selfawareness #mentalhealthblogger #mystory #videooftheday #vidoftheday #justbeyou #socialmedia #real #open #honest #itsokaynottobeokay
This week was our follow up appointment at the fertility clinic following my operations. The consultant basically gave us a choice whether I have the second operation to split my bicornate uterus or not. He gave us lots of information but said there was no right or wrong decision wether to have it. If I dont have it, it could lead to early miscarriage, late miscarriage after 24 weeks or if it was successful mean the baby doesn't lie properly while developing and would almost certainly mean the baby would be breach and mean c-section, if I do have the operation, doesn't mean I wouldn't have a miscarriage as can happen with 'normal' pregnancies too, but after consideration, we have decided to go ahead with it as we want the best possible environment and chance. He then told us we could still begin the process as he will get me in within 6-8 weeks for the operation and all the pre-IVF stuff can start before hand including some of the medications but we cant start the injections until I've had it.
We were also told there is a high chance we will be having ICSI as opposed to IVF (for those who don't know the difference read my earlier blog posts) but they will decide this at a later date depending on more results. So basically..... we are now closer than ever to seeing our dream through!! I will write a longer blog post on this soon, but wanted to share our news with you all!
Bring on the rollercoaster!! #ttccommunity #tryingtoconceive #MyStory #blog #funny #relatable #spreadingawareness #infertilitysucks #fertilityawareness #ttcjourney #ttcsupport #ivfjourney #ivf #ivfwarrior #bringiton #icsi #icsisisters #icsiwarriors #spreadtheword
Oh hi... Just thought I'd remind you guys to buckle up when you're driving. Not that I have to or anything. Remind you, that is. I know you obviously do.
Guys, I had my first kid before car seats were all that popular. It was but not everyone thought of strapping their kids in. Something I also didn't really think was that important. For the first week of my son's life it wasn't even a thought. It was there but I didn't pay it much attention. That first week of being a mom kind of is a lot to take in.
My son was exactly one week old and we went to pick my mom up from work. An unlicensed driver drove into us, hitting my side. My bundle was on my lap and I squashed him for dear life trying to protect him. He was ok, but his nappy wasn't. Turns out I squeezed so hard that I managed to squeeze the gel out of his nappy. Lesson learnt and car seat it was from that moment on. That was almost 18 years ago.
Since then there has been so much ads about car seats and the different types that I cannot comprehend that parents (dad's especially) drive with little kids on their laps. I get freaking mad! Why would you put your child's life at risk? Would you give that same child a butcher knife? I know it's not the same but in my eyes it's kinda "same same but different". I wish that @pregnantincapetown
had been around to educate me back then because then I wouldn't have resented myself for a while after the accident. But Mandy is now and she's been educating parents and aunts, like me, about the importance of car seat safety. I am way past the car seat phase but I do go car seat shopping with my sister when she replaces her twin boys car seats. Twin boys which means two freaking car seats! And here some people balk at buying one.
Guys I cannot stress this enough. Buckle up. Ensure that your kiddos are buckled up and is in car seats that is suitable for their weight etc. For more info on car seats check out Car. Seat. Full. Stop. Now! If you see people not doing right by their kids and practising reckless endangerment, tell them. If you don't have the guts to give it to them straight, give subtle hints
But please educate these people.
More veteran resources to share with those who may need it!
Magic Weighted Blanket is a company that provides weighted blankets to veterans with PTSD. Weighted blankets have shown to generate proprioceptive input on our bodies. For many people, this input causes the brain to release neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, among others. These neurotransmitters released by the brain have naturally calming effects, which have proven to be beneficial for people experiencing sensory integration disorder, anxiety, stress, PTSD, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, and Rett Syndrome.
If you know someone who is struggling with PTSD and could use this resource please comment below and I will share the link with you!
Blessings dear friends!
#vetspouse #veteranspouse #militaryspouse #milsosupport #militarylifestyle #phoenixaz #arizonalife #azblogger #phoenixblogger #phoenixarizona #phxblogger #usveteran #combatvet #veteransupport #traumainformed #traumahealing #ptsdawareness #ptsdsupport #mentalwellness #mentalhealthwarrior #depressionhelp #depressionsupport #mentalhealthadvocate #spreadingawareness #veterans_us #breakthestigma #selfcarematters
#selfcarerevolution #selfcareishealthcare #takecareofyou
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Our dual diagnosis program offers help for those suffering from substance abuse and addiction brought on by, or worsened by:
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Hi, MonroeClassy here!! I’m a person who just wants to make a difference in this world and talk about topics that are never shared or acknowledged in today’s society. I also like to poems about expressing yourself and many other things as well. Please do go and check out @weheartit
and their app because it’s amazing. ~•~•~•~•~•~•~•
Credit photo: Tirza van Dijik on Unsplash
#weheartit #article #feminism #positivity #changingtheworld #spreadingawareness
My hubby and I were on our way to Sedona. I was driving and Irving was reading when he randomly said that he was inspired to write a poem. This guy was reading Shakespeare so I’m over here thinking, “Ok this is going to be another poem like the one he wrote for me in high school.” 😂 This guy finished this poem in like 15 minutes and when he read it out loud, I was like, “This is the best poem you’ve ever written!” Haha, this is so freakin great. I want to share it with you all cause it’s just too good to not share. #ProudWife #SpreadingAwareness #DroppingKnowledgeOnYoAss
Many people who know me now would have never guessed that I struggled really hard with anxiety when I was in my late teens and early twenties. It seemed like I had it all figured out. I was athletic, happy, have a great family, was in university, had a social life and doing well in everything I did. On the outside, I was killing it. But, on the inside I was so unsure of everything around me. I looked in the mirror and hated myself, it was almost felt like I didn’t even know who I was anymore. ⠀
Where did the girl who was so full of life go? What happened to the girl that had big dreams, and then suddenly had a hard time even thinking about the next day? These were real thoughts. I honestly couldn’t even picture the future anymore because the present was so hard. I would overthink and over analyze everything from the food I ate to a single answer on a test. I remember my first panic attack, and I felt like my world was caving in. And did I tell anyone? Nope. I was scared. I was scared because I had always been the strong one who didn’t need help. ⠀
Flash forward to today, where the woman in this picture is again, full of life and confidence. I still have bad days, but I know how to manage them. ⠀
What did I do? I decided that I would change the way I was thinking about the world. I went through all of the emotions. I worked through my mental blocks, learned to love myself, cleaned up my diet and relationship with food and exercise. I decided that I was going to live the life of my dreams, not the life that I “should” be living and I decided to not allow toxic energy into my life. This type of change takes time and effort. It’s really hard, but completely worth it.⠀
So, if you are struggling with anxiety or your mental health, please know that there is hope for you. Your story doesn’t end here, because you have a whole lot of life ahead of you 💜