Jamie Hutchings - Speaker@survivingthebubble

*Wife/Mom of 3
*Leukemia Survivor๐ŸŽ—๏ธ
*โ€Bubble roomโ€ survivor
*Depression Fighter/Advocate
#motivationalspeaker #mentalhealthadvocate #youthspeaker

https://survivingthebubble.com/

After a long week and even longer day (which may or may not have included some cuss words, breaking something and storming out), I ended up here (at the temple parking lot).
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Some days (or weeks or months) are just hard! Some are so hard we donโ€™t want to get out of bed. Some are so hard we donโ€™t. Others, we fight it, get up, try our hardest and still get knocked down. .
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Life is full of those days and it seems there are a lot of them. I love this quote I just came across recently....
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โ€œYou canโ€™t calm the storm...so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.โ€
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I wasnโ€™t so great at calming myself today. I had had enough and got upset. Last summer I had a nervous breakdown. The move and several other changes and things that were going on (plus a very bad side effect to a new medicine) did me in. I had had enough. I probably could have been hospitalized but chose to weather that storm on my own. I think lately I have been feeling like I already exploded and now Iโ€™m left trying to pick up the pieces. Trying to figure out how to make what is left work again and become whole again. .
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Itโ€™s a challenge, but one I know Iโ€™m up for. .
I am a survivor.
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I am not perfect, but I keep trying and keep working.
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I never asked for an invisible trial...one that very few would understand. One that most would see as a weakness or not want any part of. One that is mostly battled behind closed doors. .
BUT, life goes on, we canโ€™t put everything else on hold while we figure our crap out. Doesnโ€™t work that way. So, what do we do instead? .
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The only thing we can do......Use whatever strength we have to get through the day, and start over again the next day. .
Forgive yourself of your shortcomings.
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Let go of the things you canโ€™t control.
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Center yourself in a peaceful place.
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Let go and let God! ๐Ÿ’•


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Several of you have asked if you could come hear me speak before I come to your ward or Stake. This is a great opportunity! It is a ward mutual night, so please message me if you want to come. I can give you the address and make sure there are enough chairs set up. This ward is inviting any of the mothers that want to come with their daughters. I am speaking in Queen Creek, so message me for more details.
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For any local wards, I keep most of my Wednesday nights open for mutual nights since they are easier to book for. I have lots of availability for those and would love to come meet your youth. I can speak to both boys and girls, just girls, moms and girls or just the Relief Society women. I have done all of the above. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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โ€œWe are all broken, thatโ€™s how the light gets in.โ€ Ernest Hemingway


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Just in case you needed this reminder today! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
Happy Thursday friends!
@yongsungkimart @yongsungkimartist


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Full disclosure....I have had some recent setbacks with speaking. Hitting some snags with travel or not being a โ€œbig enough nameโ€ for a fireside. Itโ€™s been frustrating, even down right depressing. But, I will press forward because I believe in my story, I believe in myself and, most importantly, I believe that my Heavenly Father wants His children to hear my story. .
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Itโ€™s definitely not โ€œlightโ€ subject matter and I know that makes a lot of people nervous. I get it. Itโ€™s not a subject we all want to hear or get excited to hear. I make it as fun as I can, but I also know just how important it is right now for so many people. .
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Seeing this pop up today and their description of what my fireside will be, made my heart explode! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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Regardless of how โ€œbigโ€ my name is, or how many credentials I have next to my name (ie. no college or awards), I can honestly say that if I can reach those few that need to hear my message it is WORTH it! If those few can walk away knowing that they are not only not alone in their struggle, but that there is ALWAYS hope and Christ will NEVER leave them alone, then that is all I need. .
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When I first started speaking, I was going to share very little about my depression, kind of just skip over it. The spirit spoke so strongly to me that night to share my suicidal plans experiences and I had a beautiful young girl come up to me, give me a hug and fall apart in my arms. She said she was thinking about ending it that week and that she was so grateful she came. She knew Heavenly Father made her come that night. โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–
THAT is why I am doing what I am doing. And why I wonโ€™t let some setbacks stop me. Believe me, so many times the darkness takes over and tells me Iโ€™m not enough, that no one wants to hear what I have to say and that Iโ€™m not going to make a difference. I know where those feelings come from and I am fine with making a small difference with even one! โž–โž–I was that one so many years ago and wish I had had someone that understood. โž–โž–
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I seriously love this woman so so much! Can I be just like her?! ๐Ÿ˜
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Simplify! Not an easy word for me and becoming an almost extinct word in this world of social media and technology and women running around like chicken with their heads cut off.
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Iโ€™ve actually been struggling with this very thing the last couple of weeks and this was much needed today. .
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Now that my children are all back in school full time, it begs the question...โ€what does Jamie want?โ€ Thatโ€™s a question I have asked myself a few times over the course of motherhood, but this time itโ€™s a harder one. .
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I am writing, I am speaking (a little bit.....to be totally transparent, Iโ€™m hitting LOTS of walls with speaking right now), Iโ€™m working on my house and scrapbooks, but Iโ€™m trying to figure out what it is I want to do for me. Not an easy question honestly when my whole life has been motherhood the last almost 17 years. .
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Itโ€™s a strange, new chapter in my life that I donโ€™t think I was really ready for. One that requires a lot of alone time (which I donโ€™t mind in small doses, but have a very hard time with on the daily).
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Iโ€™m learning to find the things I love again and discover myself all over in a new light and a new chapter. Sometimes the scariest things, can lead to the most rewarding. Hereโ€™s hoping!


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Happy Sunday! .
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Arizonans LOVE monsoon season because it is our only respite from 115 degree weather. I love when the dark clouds come out and the rain pours down minutes after there were bright blue skies. Itโ€™s so beautiful! And our sunsets?! Two of the biggest reasons I love Arizona. What do you love most about your state?


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Friday night lights!!!! Woohoo! Go Chargerettes!!! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
@bfhs_chargerettes_2019


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โ€œThe way you feel in the temple is a pattern for how you want to feel in your life.โ€ Neil L. Anderson
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When school started up, my girls made a goal to go to the temple every Thursday. They opened it up to any of their friends that want to go with them and do baptisms. Iโ€™m so proud and moved by their example to me! Iโ€™m so happy that they love the feeling they get when they are there and want that to be part of their lives. .
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So, Iโ€™m following suit.....Iโ€™m going to go to the temple next Wednesday morning! Anyone want to come with?! Iโ€™d love to make it a weekly thing. Next week will be the Gilbert temple, but we could move around to Mesa and Phoenix too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Hope to see some of you there! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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Itโ€™s Therapy Thursday! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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I went to my therapist today and had a great session. Curious.....how many of you see a regular therapist? And how many of you have tried EMDR therapy? I was so used to just โ€œtalk therapyโ€ and counselors for years. .
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I would always go home feeling worse. I felt like we would bring things up that I needed to process, but that I was never truly learning HOW to process it all. This new EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) focuses on lots of mindful practices and envisioning and working through those feelings and traumatic events. .
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My friend @coachingwithcamid shared this on her stories yesterday and I loved it! Wanted to share it with you today too.
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Remember, itโ€™s just as important to take care of YOU as it is those kids and spouses and callings and jobs. MAKE the time to work on you, even if itโ€™s hard or sometimes expensive. Promise itโ€™s worth every minute and every penny. Because after all....YOU are the person that will always and forever be the main constant in your life. So, shouldnโ€™t you learn to like you? ๐Ÿ˜Š


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โ€œYour story is undoubtedly beautiful and deserves to be told.โ€ Kara Layne โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž–โž– Ok friends!! You have to check out this online iPhone photography course from my friend @thekaralayne!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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Kara is an AMAZING photographer! Just go to her page and you will fall in love with her entire page (it helps that she is gorgeous and has super adorable kids ๐Ÿ˜Š). .
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This course is awesome! Kara uses her professional skills to show you how to take your photos from good to wow. She talks lots about angles (oh the difference a few inches can make when using angles for photos), editing, lighting and capturing all those moments of your kids that you will want to look at for years to come. The best part?! You donโ€™t have to be a professional photographer like Kara (or I used to be) to get these amazing shots. She took all of the images in this course on her PHONE! .
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I love so much that I have such a fabulous camera in my fingers at all times and donโ€™t have to lug around my super heavy camera and several lenses all the time now. And even an old professional photographer like myself can get stuck in the โ€œjust snapโ€ mentality. But that is not what I want when Iโ€™m putting together family albums. I want those wow images that really take me back to the moment. That help me remember the smells and feels and sounds of that moment. Karaโ€™s course can help you do all of that. .
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She also keeps each course short and sweet. You learn so much in a short amount of time so that you can make it work for your schedule! She also shares ALL her tools so you can order some for yourself. .
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Go check out her feed @thekaralayne and sign up today for her โ€œDocumenting the Everydayโ€ course. You can sign in anytime and watch them over and over. She also has tons of printables to print from home to help you remember all the amazing skills you are learning. I only wish she was around when my kids were still this little!! I mean who doesnโ€™t want all their pics to look this beautiful?! ******www.hausoflayne.com******
(Side note: Kara also has an amazing blog with tips, recipes, decorating, and design. Go leave her some love in a comment and tell her I said hi! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป)


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โ€œI am the good Shepard, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.โ€ John 10:14
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This is a close up of the @yongsungkimart @yongsungkimartist painting I have in my office. .
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The one of Christ on water reminds me that He is always there. This painting reminds me that He knows me! He knows me and loves me and did everything He did for me. ๐Ÿ’•
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I need this reminder today. I need to know that He knows my struggles and He is there to provide strength. I need to remember He knows and loves my children and will teach me how to love them through it all. He will guide me as a mother to know how to take care of them and guide them and love them unconditionally. He will love me when I am imperfect mother, wife, daughter or friend. He will love me when I make mistakes. And, He will come find me if I stray and am lost. I love that this painting makes me feel all those incredible feelings for my Savior, that knows me and loves me anyways! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•


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I am beyond thrilled with the way my new office turned out! We just got our brand new furniture from @potatobarnaz and @downeast_santan (my two FAVE Arizona furniture stores!).
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So, now I have the PERFECT spot for writing my book, catching up on my blog and working on speaking. The best part?! I get to sit surrounded by all the things that inspire me. Amazing art pieces, pictures of my loves, favorite quotes, photography from family vacations, and all my favorite classical books. Be still my heart! ๐Ÿ˜
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My favorite two artists are both feautured in this space. @jennyfowlerart and @yongsungkimart Both with incredible talent for sharing my Savior (and beautiful abstract art) with me. Thank you for sharing your work with the world.


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