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A picture by my wonderful cousin, @pbphoto345.

A picture of my defiance and strength 💪🏽
Despite my restrictions posed to me by my mental health and my phsyical health problems, I'm still trying. I'm still fighting. Sometimes my fight looks like a tough face, a good walk and time with family. Other times my fight looks like tears on the sofa, unwashed hair and pain.
I'm fighting even on my bad days, when outwardly I don't look tough but inwardly I'm fighting an invisible battle, raging war within myself.
Im a warrior and a survivor. I may be small but I am mighty
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#mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mentallyill #chronicillness #invisibleillness #cptsd #cptsdrecovery #cptsdawareness #ptsd #ptsdawareness #ptsdrecovery #depression #anxiety #did #intrusivethoughts #flashbacks #nightmares #vulnerable #abusesurvivor #trauma #timetotalk #MentalHealthMatters #Warriors #strengh #suicideprevention #recovery #mixedgirl #mixedrace


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This sums up how I felt 5 years ago and from what I have seen, it is a common thread through out this community. .
The courage and bravery it takes to open up and share your feelings, when everything that has happened in the past warns you not to. When the fear of being scolded or laughed at encourages you to keep it all inside.
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I have since learnt that those people, who make you feel small and like your voice and emotions don’t matter, are toxic. People who are grateful for the part you play in their lives will be patient and kind when you choose to share what is in your heart and on your mind.
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Don’t let people take away your courage, your warmth, your ability to connect with the people you love. Don’t let them make you feel small or that your voice isn’t important. .
You will find people who WANT to be in your life and who WANT to listen to what you have to say. They will encourage you to speak your truth and they will support you every step of the way.
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FIND YOUR TRIBE AND LOVE THEM HARD 🌸💗🌸


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Relapse is a part of recovery.
Even if people don’t talk about it, it’s there, it’s real, it’s making people ashamed of their recovery.
In my latest YouTube video I talk about what most won’t, how and why I relapsed from self harming after 10 years SH free.
Link in bio ❤️


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On Father’s Day we want to recognize all those dads that are struggling with a mental illness. #fathersdaygifts
We miss you Robin Williams. #invisibleillness #realstruggle #youarenotalone #youarenotaloneinthisfight #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #robinwilliams #nami #namila #namiwestlosangeles #fathersday #alquimedezmentalhealth


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Wishing a very happy Father’s Day to my helpful (can you tell I needed assistance with this huge fishing rod?! 😂), loving, supportive, hard-working, and hilarious dad! Love you so much! ❤️
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#fathersday #fatheranddaughter #throwback #ostomate #ileostomy #ostomy #stoma #girlswithguts #ostomyawareness #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonie #eds #ehlersdanlossyndrome #zebrastrong #asthma #dysautonomia #orthostatichypotension #pots #mastcellactivationsyndrome #endometriosis #endowarrior #klippelfeilsyndrome


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My senior year of high school, a newspaper reporter called our house to interview my dad about my track season. When he asked my dad what it would mean to him if I won the state track meet in my two hurdling events, my dad said, “We delight in Sarah whether she wins or not.”
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I have always known my dad’s delight in me. I knew it when I was five-years-old and he laughed uproariously at my childish jokes. I knew it when I was in sixth grade and he prayed with me before every track meet. I knew it when he drove me 15 hours to my college in California, the sunroof open to the starry night sky above us. I knew it when I told him I had been accepted into my dream graduate program in philosophy and his “That is absolutely wonderful!” skipped across the room with joy. And I knew it when I got sick and was no longer able to run fast, or pursue degrees, or even carry a full-time job, and his eyes still lit up when he saw me.
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When I was empty, weak, and unimpressive, with little to offer the world, my dad delighted in me. His delight helps me understand the heart of Father God, who rejoices in us when we have nothing to give Him but our tender, broken hearts.
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Thank you, Dad, for using your life to point me to the heart of God.
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I love you.
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Happy Father's Day, Daddio!


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4 more days until @vanswarpedtour! Who’s excited?!?!


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My bloods haven’t been this high for this long for over 12 months; has anyone got any ideas? It’s that time of the month tomorrow (tmi) but never seen an impact before.... #type1 #thehighsandlowsofatype1 #t1d #typeone #type1life #type1diabetic #typeonediabetes #type1diabetes #diabetes #diabeticgirl #insulin #insulindependant #bloodsugar #insulinkeepsmealive #diabetic #diabeticlife #lowcarb #typeonefam #t1dlookslikeme #autoimmune #invisibleillness #freestylelibre


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It’s a double ice pack, compression band, peppermint oil, dark room, and ALL the meds kind of day. 🤯
Curious what all you other #migrainesufferer ‘s out there do to combat the pain, the nausea, the dizziness, the light and noise sensitivity and the overwhelming agony that comes when a #migraine hits. 💊
Please DM me or comment below on what helps you, as we all need new ways of coping. 🙏🏻 #migraineawareness .
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#migrainessuck #migrainewarrior #migraineawarenessmonth #migrainerelief #medications #livinginpain #chronicpain #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #spoonie #badday


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I’ve thought long and hard about posting something like this for a while now ⭐️ what I say is in relation to me only and I don’t speak for anyone else⭐️ I now have 2 chronic illnesses and you know what? I do not feel like I am ‘fighting’ anything and I certainly do not feel like a warrior⭐️ I do not have a handle on my illnesses and at the moment ⭐️ most of the time - I just try to get through the day and im ok with that ⭐️ it’s not that I’m not ‘trying’ or even really coping - I’m doing both of these things ⭐️ it’s just that whatever little energy I do have, I want to spend it on either useful things or nice things - not how I can next do battle with my own body ⭐️ I am still learning and for my 2nd chronic illness I am only at the beginning of my journey ⭐️ so I will carry on - breathing, getting through the day and enjoying the little things - because at the moment - that’s the best I can do ⭐️
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#chronicillness #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #myalgicencephalomyelitis #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #meawareness #chronicurticaria #chronicspontaneousurticaria #csu #cu #millionsmissing #postexertionalmalaise #pem #severeexhaustion #spoonie #spoonielife


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I’m having a really hard time mentally at the minute. Trying to process and deal with the trauma of the last year or two is harder than I ever dreamed it would be. I’m trying to learn my triggers and coping mechanisms but it just leaves me heartbroken, knowing all the people that treated me so badly, to the point of me being literally traumatised, were all people I asked for help and trusted. Only half were doctors or medical professionals. The rest were people I thought cared about me. So lucky to have the two best friends who keep me going (even if they selfishly live miles away 🙄) because if I didn’t have them I don’t think I’d be here today.

This is a reminder to always be kind. You never know what people are going through and you also never know how your words and actions can affect somebody.



#mentalhealth #mentalillness #endthestigma #itsokaynottobeokay #trauma #mentaltrauma #mentalabuse #chronicillness #chronicallyill #ehlersdanlossyndrome #ehlersdanlos #depression #invisibleillness #psychologicalabuse #zebrastrong #peoplehopetribe #spoonie


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Happy Father's Day!! Hope all you fathers out there have a great day!! A special Happy Father's Day to my husband!! He is one of the most amazing men I know!! I love you babe @teknofarious!!
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Sunday means not having porridge for breakfast 😄

I think I've eaten about 5 times what I should have in calories today, and it's not been nutritious either, bagel, pancakes, sweets. But you know what, I've enjoyed my Sunday and I can make up for it through the week. And I did go to the gym, so I got some cardio in which was good.
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#pancakes #syrup #maplesyrup #cheatday #breakfast #brunch #yum #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniewarrior #chronicillness #chronicwellness #chronichealth #health #wellbeing #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #fatigue #colitis #IBD #IBDWarrior #colitiscare #mindfulness #mindful #food #foodstagram


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“To look at a thing is quite different from seeing a thing, and one does not see anything until one sees its beauty.” - An Ideal Husband
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Dare to broaden your perspective. . . .
#moviequotes #mindfulness #30daysofmeditation #meditation #stepstohealth #moveyourbody #gratitude #bdemakaska #minneapolis #summer #wildflowers #godeeper #natureheals #chronicpain #invisibleillness


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Cauliflower rice, stir fried veggies, grilled salmon & shrimp. Smh..it’s ridiculous how good this is😋. Tip: marinate your shrimp w/liquid aminos, honey, lemon, & toasted sesame oil, before grilling. Then thank me later😉


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My saggy boobs mean I only have to censor one nipple because my other boob is so far away 😂 My boobs love running away from each other when I'm lying down and that's okay, everyone needs some alone time, if they spent too much time together they'd just bicker over stupid shit like which one of them is slightly bigger or which nipple is looking cuter that day 😜

#bodypositivity #bodypositive #bopo #bopowarrior #selflove #iloveme #disabledandcute #babewithamobilityaid  #disabledandsexy #saggyboobsmatter #saggyboobs #bodyconfidence #invisibleillness #invisibleillnessawareness #pain #spoonie #fibromyalgia #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bipolar #depression #bipolardisorder #anxiety #chronicpain #chronicillness


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What bag? 🌸

It’s winter in Sydney so it’s warm layers & high waisted jeans all the way. And you can’t even tell I have an ostomy bag hidden under my white top. 🙌💜🤷‍♀️

Despite winter being great for hiding my bag, I’d prefer it to be summer & bikini weather any day! Who’s with me? 🌞🌞🌞
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#ostomy #ileostomy #ostomyawareness #ostomate #ibd #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #nocolonstillrollin #ibdwarrior #staystrong #ibdlife #spoonie #chronicillness #invisibleillness #spoonielife #ibdawareness #letstalkibd #uc #nocolonclub #gratitude #selfie #blondie #whatbag #muji #mujijumper #positivity #mondaymood #mondays


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Grandad has the right idea. Kids happy grandads happy.

#grandadandgrandson #realale #kindneydisease #chronicillnesss #invisibleillness #tubie #pint #familytime


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Jackie!!! You are truly an amazing human #webewarrior @pricelessbreaths 🐝🍊💜
Jackie is one 13 #forcewebes to help record The HumanCare Manifesto video recent. Look out for it this week.
We 🧡 you Jackie! Hope that pinkeye goes away soon 👀😉. #humancare #healthfile #fucf #cysticfibrosis #godogood. BE ORANGE 🐝🍊


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Happy birthday to my accountability partner. It’s never a competition just mutual love and to know your spirit has truly blessed my life and my professional journey. This is your year!! @thereal_psycyourmind @poundcakeandprivatepractice


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Amazing what a little modelling work can do for your confidence! I am now an official R.A.M model :)! At 41 I’m really quite proud.. and considering the hell I’ve been through I don’t think I scrub up too badly? It’s weird seeing me out of the woods without mud and walking boots! Anyway a little different than my normal posts.. #proud #iamvalkyrie #fabat40 #chooselife #corset #vintage #artofdistraction #healing #strength #irise #celebraterecovery #invisibleillness #bipolar #thisiswhatdepressionlookslike #model #yeahlikeamodel?😂😂


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Happy Paw-ther’s Day to the guy that makes training this high energy breed possible. To the guy that exercises LB when I can’t, takes care of our cats in the early morning when I need rest after a night of insomnia, the guy who is fun loving and the favorite of all animals (he has a gift, I swear). I couldn’t do this without you, Eddie, and I wouldn’t want to. You make life better. And to everyone else - Happy Father’s Day:
To the fur dads; to those who have lost children; to those who have lost fathers; to those with strained father relationships; to fathers with strained child relationships; to those yearning to be fathers; to those who have chosen not to be fathers. To those with many fathers in their life and to those with few. Let’s all celebrate anyway. |1 year old|
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#theatomichound #psychiatricservicedogintraining #psdit #sdit #servicedog #iworkforher #imalleyes #togetherweareindependent #invisibleillness #mentalillness #anxietyrelief #depressionrelief #anxietyalert #panicattackalert #betterthanbenzos #tasktrained #respectthevest #dogwithajob #bordercollieservicedog #bordercollie #bordercolliesofinstagram #bordercolliepuppy #redbordercollie


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Sharing from my Six Minute diary. I encourage you to answer this too. Finishing the week with some tough questions. Different questions each week. This question really made me think. Healing should bloody well be my number 1 priority but it so often isn’t. Argh! Reality check. I am so damn driven that again my healing often takes a back seat. I need shaking - WHAT AM I DOING?! I am off work so that I can heal. I guess I’m making the best of the life I can by being able to do very little. I must try harder to make healing a priority. Damn, this is so hard. Into my fourth year now. How heartbreaking. I remember when I was bedbound with Labyrinthitis for 3.5 weeks in 2009. One of my first warning signs that I wasn’t putting my health first. I thought I’d never get better. It felt like hell at the time. How little I knew that three weeks was nothing compared to this monumental challenge that I face daily. This coming week’s goal - try to put healing as my number 1 ❤️ ps Struggling mentally at the moment and realise how low I really am because of all this. Beyond fed up and frustrated. My soul needs watering like crazy. Am longing for it. Don’t normally share when I feel like this but know it will help someone out there. You’re not alone ❤️
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#holistic #cfsme #fitfam #adrenalfatigue #cfs #chronicfatigue #exhaustion #holistic #youdoyou #selflove #healthy #momlife #mumlife #selfcare #holistichealth #mom #spoonies #fitfam #highcortisol #adrenals #adrenalglands #recovery #healing #mumlife #cortisol #health #healthblog #invisibleillness #sickandtiredofbeingsickandtired


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I’m so happy I got to attend the launch party for @poundcakeandprivatepractice today. If you didn’t make it you missed out.


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Love has never been hard for me. I fall hard. I fall fast. I crave connection. I crave touch. I've only loved a few people but I've loved them with everything I have. The first time I felt the connection similar to love, I was young but I knew. She was beautiful and vivacious. She was full of life but the exact same as me. She was my drug for a long time. We were both young and full of angst and rebellion. We connected through our troubles and fell for one another through them as well. I couldnt get enough of her. Unfortunately, it ended as these things do. Of course, it was because of me and my abandonment issues ( go figure, BPD). She'll always have a part of me. Then there were a few men who took pieces of me that I'll never get back but I'm happy they have them. All of the people who I've been with were never mistakes. They were never regrets. Never forgotten. I needed them to get through at some point in my life and I thank them. I wish them nothing but the best now 💕






#cptsd #anxiety #blog #bpd #borderline #personalitydisorder #support #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealth #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #sobriety #ptsd #selfharm #survivor #addiction #addictivepersonality #chronicillness #invisibleillness #borderlinedisorder #eupd #mentalhealthawareness #illnessblog #gettinghealthy #fitfam #fromfattofit #planetfitness


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Today has been a very mellow, but also tough day. I only just got out of my pajamas. My accomplishments so far have been:
➡️ Making my own breakfast, a Blueberry Green Smoothie Bowl from @thehealthymaven. I used a variety of berries though because I already had a package of frozen. SO DELICIOUS! And pretty. 🍓🥑🍌
➡️ Crying A LOT...mostly because I realized it's been a month since my surgery to diagnose/treat endometriosis and I still do not feel better than before. My pain is still severe. I'm just super discouraged & my self-loathing is high.
➡️ Showering.🚿💧
➡️ Making the Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato 🍅 sauce, again from The Healthy Maven. I used other colours of peppers from our @flashfoodinc box. And thyme/basil from our porch garden. Verdict: Super tasty and we will have with pasta for dinner. 🍝
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Even though I'm feeling quite sad and anxious, deep down I'm proud of these accomplishments. What did you do today/this weekend that YOU are proud of? 💜


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I’m trying so hard at the moment to do what my parents want me to achieve, they want me to have a job and earn my own money. But at the moment I am really struggling with my health, my pain, weakness and fatigue are holding me back from what I want to achieve. I would love to have a job and go travelling independently around the world 🗺️ but this is just not possible till I can get better treatment and a better understanding of what is going on with my health. I am trying so hard to prove to them that I am not lazy, that I have goals and that I am not worthless!
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#chronicpain #chronicillness #spoonie #spoonielife #spooniewarrior #asthma #sciatica #ibs #depression #quotes #nurishnotpunish #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibrowarriors #fibrofog #hypermobile #hypermobility #me #cfs #myalgicencephalomyelitis #chronicfatiguesyndrome #invisibleillness #mentalillness #fibromyalgia #fibro #chronicfatigue
#spoonieproblems #spooniestrong #spooniesunite


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There is only one missing and that’s our brother Jamaal🙏🏾. I still remember when my daddy tried to do my hair😳, the walks we made in the snow to the grocery store because we didn’t have a car, hanging out in the back of the shoe store because you didn’t have a babysitter, and the surprise trip to Kings Dominion. We didn’t have much but we were rich with your love. Thanks dad and Happy Father’s Day to a real one😊.


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Having wrecked myself at two straight weekends of Pride, I feel like this is appropriate…


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Happy Father’s Day, Dad!! Fun fact: my dad worked in marketing for Medtronic Diabetes for 7 years before I was diagnosed! P.S. this is the last wedding photo I’ll post, I swear!! 💕💪🏼🌺


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(repost from my main account @baileygammon)

here are most of phil’s commands/tasks: sit, down, jumping to alert my scratching and hair pulling, “pressure” for DPT, and tuck. he also knows bow and brace, but i didn’t include them in this video). his training is coming along great and i’m so lucky to have such a great dog 💓


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Love this little monkey with all my heart, she's my best friend and my sidekick. I hate when I can't spend a lot of time with her through being tired and needing to go to bed early after work. Somehow I've got to find the answer to beat the fatigue so I can be doing things with her all the time. The reality of chronic illness life is that you can't always do what you want to do because your body won't let you. You have to listen to your body and do what it's telling you to do so that you can rest and go again the next day. I hate having to make that choice, just want to stop feeling exhausted #fatigue #exhausted #keepfighting #findthesolution #addisonsdisease #adrenalinsufficiency #chronicillness #chronicillnessawareness #chronicillnesswarrior #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #spoonie


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#Repost @lapetitecrohnie with @get_repost
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This is the very first time EVER that I’ve had my #ostomy out in public! I was so nervous about it because there are constantly people around in #nyc but no one cared 🤷‍♀️ It was very warm but windy here in #newyorkcity and after a day of adventuring around with the boyfriend I’m totally exhausted. Despite my now total lack of energy it was a lovely day. ☀️ #crohnsdisease #crohns #crohnswarrior #ulcerativecolitis #colitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #invisibleillness #autoimmunedisease #ileostomy #babeswithbags #nocolonstillrollin #hidradenitissuppurativa #toughlady #sickgirl #chronicallyfabulous #manhattanskyline #longisland #instagood #picoftheday #chronicillness #illness


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💚Lyme Disease💚
This weekend I had to chance to go out with friends to a patio. It’s nice to be able to enjoy an evening out, socialize and forget about your health problems! 😊✨ Now that I’m 26, it’s funny observing 19-20 years olds haha They all look and dress the exact same! High waist mom jeans+tube/crop tops
No individuality 😂

#weekend #weekendvibes #patio #canada #polishgirl #polskadziewczyna #saturday #fit #smile #uśmiech #blondehair #blonde #love #selflove #selfcare


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Every story I read or video I watch it always starts with that person being in their darkest hour and then coming out enlightened or a successful business owner.

Maybe we need to find the darkest part of ourselves before we find the brightest?


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Finally found this beautiful Christmas present I got from my sis @samaeg and started to create my book! Very excited and such a fun little project too!!! 😄😄😄 thank you 😙😙😙
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#lifeocharlotte #invisibleillness #creative #createthisbook #moriahelizabeth #mindfulness #colourful #colours #mybook #present #gift #lovely #beautiful #crohnsandcolitis #fighter #creativelifehappylife #creativelife #happylife #colours #colors #drawing #doodles #havefun #feelfree #create #wecandoit


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“I want to be as #human as possible: to not hide or run or destroy or prove anything but to see & be seen.”
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That includes #acceptance and #allowing of my body, #chronicpain and all. Being #joyful in my body and having #connection. ——
Ties right into day 30 of @fibroflower #spooniechallenge asking me if I know any #spoonie #friends in real life- I do! @wondrouseste is one of the baddest #spoonies I know! I know others as well but she’s my #mainsqueeze. ——
#spoonielife #fibroflowerspooniechallenge #chronicallyill #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #invisibleillness #butyoudontlooksick #thisiswhatsicklookslike #fibromyalgia


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True beauty is really about being authentic & owning your uniqueness 💋


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Day 13 of my #Whole30 was not as fabulous as I had hoped. My #EhlersDanlos and #POTS are having a small flare up from all the walking around and dancing at the Brews and Blues festivle. It is always the price I pay for a big fun outing like that; however, now i question if it was really worth it.... but hey I am definitely seeing some results from the Whole30.


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Back on home soil, for just one night before heading to Milan in the morning, for just 24 hours... 🌎


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My physical health is not a reflection of my worth. I am a complete, whole being inside a complicated body. I choose today to live and respond from this place of wholeness instead of looking to others for the validation I can only receive from myself. 💗


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I slept from 4:00pm to 8:00pm last night and then I went to bed at 10:00pm and didn’t wake up until 8:30am. This is the first time in months that I’ve actually had a restful sleep but my pain is still really bad. I’m almost done my mirror box and my support team gear and it’s making me feel really productive. Sending spoons #chronicillness #chronicpain #neuropathy #crps #complexregionalpainsyndrome
#ferociousfighters #rsd #reflexsympatheticdystrophy
#invisibleillness #nervepain #undiagnosed #strongerthanmyillness
#shinethelighton #numanetwork #numamodels #hereforyou #depression #anxiety #notmydisability #pain #rhythmicgymnast #sendingspoons #spoonies #awareness #ketamineinfusions #mentalhealth #crpsawareness #rsdawareness #fatigue #ibelieveyou


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#happyfathersday
Day 7 - teach someone something. Today I want to teach others to love and respect each other. Today can be hard for many so take a moment to be respectful of others. Also, remember to take time to spend with those you love. Today I am spending the day being with my family #love #LBOSkindness


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*More good days than bad.🧘‍♂️🌴*


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I wanted to buy #miniears Marty didn't think I'd get the use out of them #magickingdom became #tragickingdom


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The many faces/feels of traveling to/arriving in Florida #july2015trip #jetlag #travelgram


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