Sunday evening // Reflecting on how often I hear about frustrations or think of my own and realize it's often times because we can't get out of own way. We might even know what we want / need and don't know how to ask for it or live in that way. This next week I'll be writing out some thoughts on boundaries, living in your truth and how/why we keep ourselves stuck in patterns that leave us unsatisfied, less whole, and away from our truth. // Anything else y'all wanna read about? I'll prob toss in intuitive eating as well
"Letting go of judgment over feelings is a key part of this process of honoring them," says Fountain. "And naming it can help us feel more control as we start to work through them. I don't think it's about wallowing but about being proactive in a kind and self-compassionate way." // Spoke with @thethirty about how to deal with negative emotions as part of emotional wellness ("Pro Tip: If You're in a Bad Mood, Embrace It") · link in bio
It's a really interesting time to be alive. For as much is going on for all of us in different ways, I'm glad we live in a time where there are some amazing resources for mental health and the care and keeping of humans. In honor of #worldmentalhealthday I asked my friends at @talkspace if we could gift a month of online talk therapy. We all need someone to talk to sometimes. And maybe more now than ever, it's a time to support ourselves, our friends and family, and our communities in mental health awareness. So here we go. @talkspace + yours truly are gifting 3️⃣ randomly selected winners a month of #talkspace. All you need to do is: 🌿 Follow me + @talkspace 🌿 Comment #therapyforme and you're entered (to protect your stories and experiences, this hashtag is all you need to do) // For anyone else who's interested in the @talkspace model, head over to my blog where I chat about my experience (and yes, I was a user for two+ years) · Im also linking a blog on #mentalhealth resources (both in bio)
“To have faith requires courage, the ability to take a risk, the readiness even to accept pain and disappointment. Whoever insists on safety and security as primary conditions of life cannot have faith; whoever shuts himself off in a system of defense, where distance and possession are his means of security, makes himself a prisoner. To be loved, and to love, need courage, the courage to judge certain values as of ultimate concern – and to take the jump and to stake everything on these values.” ― Erich Fromm #theartofloving
✨🥥 Birthday Giveaway time! 🥥✨ So y'all know I love keeping my skin hydrated and part of my last year of life was about #nourish and #nurture. I'm a big fan of these travel coconut oil wipes (think coconut oil application in a wipe! Smooth hydrated and nourished skin anywhere and anytime.) AND they are only available in limited places so I'm giving away a pack of wipes as my gift to you! TO ENTER: 🥥 Follow me + @vitacoco 🥥 Comment + tag a pal or two 🥥 Winner picked at random and announced next Monday ✨ (Must live in the US to enter for shipping regulations) **also these are not condoms pictured gang**
Podcast time 🖤 Had an amazing time sitting down with this very special lady right here. @nelldaly and I chatted about the state of wellness right now, eating disorders, psychotherapy, education, credibility, feminism and more on her Unscripted Podcast. It's always incredible to instantly connect with someone. Such an honor to chat. Give it a listen my friends. Link in bio :)
#mentalhealthmonday · "Relationships are the agents of change, and the most powerful therapy is human love". This quote echoes in head after the last week. Tho I'm a huge proponent of traditional therapy I also think relationships can be the agents of change. This goes for conservations between men and women, family members, friends, and those we know nothing about but are willing to listen and learn. When we enter these conversations with love (not fear, not aggression, not power) we will all elevate as people. This does not mean we lose our voice or validate nonsense that hurts or harms us or others but to validate one another is the beginning of learning and being better humans to one another. It might not happen today but the winds of change are upon us. Here's to more genuine relationships and a future thats built on connection and support not just polarized opinions and judgements.
“Because we are so overmarketed and trained to respond with a purchase or a pill to any of life’s events, we continue to experience a queasy truce with our lives, hoping that somehow everything will turn out all right. Eventually, if we are lucky, life gets painful enough that we are forced to turn away from what we know and turn toward what we don’t know. Our journey intensifies when we begin to engage the unknown and take the road less traveled. Once we become aware of our inner need for something more, something real, something that speaks to our soul, we start to ask for a different kind of nourishment. We begin to grow into our individuality.” // #saturday book notes #theintuitiveway
Taking a mental health day. Maybe a whole weekend. No more news stories. I'm going to write and go get a haircut and see my dentist and listen to music and read books and work on my business strategy. Take care of yourselves out there.