Tag: communication

Blog Party Details

Hey Hey!!

Who’s excited to party??!!!

Kristian & I are stoked!! We’re beyond ourselves excited because Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and what a better way to fall into the season than with you talented and beautiful people!!

So, the “meeting place” IS WordPress… SPECIFICALLY, A certain post that will be called “Blog Party VIPs”… (which excludes NO ONE)….

This VIP room is password protected! If you think you might have even 5-10 minutes to stop in, PLEASE EMAIL ME dreambeliever2010@outlook.com for the password!! Write ” Password” in the subject line so I don’t miss it.

The daily countdown is on my actual website: https://mynamaste365online.blog! The posters are also located there:)

EEEKKKKKK!!

Ok!! The daily countdown posts will be starting soon, as well!! 😀

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Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

Decorate life as if you can’t see color! Happiness seems to easily flow from stickers, smiles, and simple gestures of kindness!

Nova 🙏🏼

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

Gratitude Journal 07/4/19

What I’m grateful for today?

Photo Credit: Pexel

07/04/19

  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Sparklers
  • Butter
  • Legos
  • Lawnmowers
  • Poetry
  • Pinterest
  • Beauty products
  • Baby wipes
  • Kindness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Sunday’s Gratitude Journal

What I’m Grateful for today?

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06/30/19

  • TV
  • Ice cream
  • Shower
  • My vehicle
  • Clothes

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Trapped – Human Performance Psychology

Fabulous blog post & excellent therapeutic blog site 🌅🧡

When people come to therapy, they’re often consumed by an almost-visible string of old injuries – a hypercritical parent, a missed opportunity, a horrible breakup. And, when I point out to them that they’ve got some past pain stuck on their shoe, their reaction is almost universally the same: “I’ve been trying to understand why…
— Read on humanperformancepsychology.com/2019/04/13/trapped/

Mental Illness is a Real Thing

It breaks my heart that this illness wins as often as it does! We’re human, and we all fight hard… Pushing forward

Past the lies that are layed at our feet

Past the labels we carry on our skin

Past the fear of others criticism and judgment

Past the anxiety that comes with expectations

But, we’re only human…

This is why Mental Health Check ups are important. Seeing a psychiatrist, visiting a friend, talking with a Pastor or Spiritual Leader… Please don’t give up on yourself. Please don’t give up on those you love.

Columbine survivor Austin Eubanks found dead at 37 – CNN
— Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/05/18/us/columbine-survivor-found-dead/index.html

Yucky Season

It’s a dry season

Alone & lonely season

Insecure and sad season

It’s a reflection season

Muted silence season

A sense of otherness season.

It’s an annoying season

Whatever, I don’t care season

Fine then, Unfollow me! Season

It’s a wine season

Cry and scream season.

It’s a retract season

Isolate and withdraw season

A “whatever” season.

Personal Self-Reflection Questions

Questions Taken from Jeanine Nicole’s page:

Self-Discovery Journalling Prompts

1. What three words describe me best?

2. What are the important things in my life?

3. What values are important to me?

4. What does my ideal life look like?

5. What is my biggest regret?

6. What are my favourite memories?

7. What makes those memories so good?

8. What is holding me back I life right now?

9. What is my biggest strength?

10. What allowed me to reach this far in life?

11. What makes a life good?

12. Am I happy with my life?

13. What do I admire about myself?

14. When am I most happy?

15. Do I like the person that I am today?

16. What is my best quality?

17. What is my biggest weakness? How do I make up for it?

18. What is my love language?

19. What is my communication style?

20. What is my passion in life?

21. How happy am I?

22. What is my purpose on this earth?

23. What am I most grateful for?

24. What do I want to improve about myself?

25. What are the most impactful events that have happened to me thus far?

26. What are the three most valuable life lessons that you’ve learned?

27. Where will I be in 10 years?

28. What am I most looking forward to in the next 5 years?

29. What could I give a presentation in with no preparation?

30. What do I lack confidence in?

31. What do I judge myself about?

32. What is my personal definition of success?

33. How successful am I in life?

34. What is on my bucket list?

35. When do I feel most comfortable?

36. What makes me uncomfortable?

37. What stresses me out the most?

38. How do I deal with stress?

39. What drains my energy?

40. What gives me life?

41. Where do I feel most at home?

42. What are 4 fundamental beliefs that I have about life?

43. What are 3 limiting beliefs that I have about myself?

44. What are 5 empowering beliefs about myself?

How to Listen Without Getting Defensive

I will be the first to say ” I Do This!! ” No, I don’t want to, so I’ve been working on it.

Today I learn something so interesting, our neurotransmitters filter all the information we absorb. Now, when we hear a ” difference of opinion” about a subject of our deep concern, because it’s of importance to us, we get defensive! It’s the same process that occurs if we see a loved one getting attacked.

This particular article talks about how we can work ourselves out of that defense mode. These are EASY AND SIMPLE changes that can strengthen our relationships of any level!

You’ve Got This!! Good Luck!

Here’s the key to listening non-defensively.
— Read on www.gottman.com/blog/listen-without-getting-defensive/

I Dedicate…

This is being formulated for the One Word Prompt Challenge: dedicate! Photos have been taken from Pinterest.

🌼 I dedicate this post to every warrior who’s survived abuse: whether you’re a man, woman, gender fluent, survived emotional abuse, sexual, or physical. An individual who lives to tell their story of every, any, and all situations where he/she endured forced harm is beyond surviving. You are amazing, and you need to believe this about you. 🌸

I Choose Now

” I choose to slow down enough to connect with the gift I’m given in this moment. ”

When I go through something tough, I’m always looking for the lesson. There’s so much change needed to become the best version of me, that I need to use every given opportunity. Today, this is that lesson.

I think back and frustratingly grieve my losses. I sit here and fight with whomever about everything that isn’t RIGHT NOW.

IF I’m never given another moment, I’d want you all to believe my words that I’m grateful for you. I’d give you a big hug and tell you life will change again, things can be better.

Right now, I’m exhausted from the fighting. My heart and soul goes into him… But, so few are worth it. Love isn’t pretty. Right now, my dishes need done. My girls rooms need picked up. I could use a shower…

But right now, I’m feeling thankful that he chose to continue fighting me. He wasn’t willing to block my number and dismiss me.

It’s 7:15… My favorite hour:) I’m sitting in my favorite chair, listening to the tick tock of two clocks, nearby. I’m listening to my girls laughing and playing in the other room.

Right now is a gift. I’m thankful.

The other lesson I learned is to not speak from a place of insecurity. I know I matter to him. I know that love is something special and takes time to develop.

I know what it feels like when we spend time together ; and nothing else is in our world at the moment.

Insecurity robs us of a peace of mind. It doesn’t have too, if we recognize it’s ugly stench.

I’m a work in progress.

The Basics

The elemental foundation is a necessity for all else to suceed. It’s the brick that all else depends; and it’s that which builds strength and endurance. Without it, the holes will weaken the sustenance of the goal, and it’ll crumble.

Why is it that so many major corporations don’t understand this concept? Every right hand should understand the basics. Every left hand should, too. Everyone should be working towards the same goal. Every employee should be trained in the process. Every individual should be aware of how their position affects the rest of the process.

You’d think this was rocket science.

This has been formulated for the Word of the Day Challenge 😀 You can read more about it HERE 😀

10 Anti-resolutions for 2019

There’s are being written by the inspired prompt from the Today’s Author blog 🙂

  1. I will absolutely never mix two brands of cereal together.
  2. I vow to never become a bibliokept.
  3. I will not become lugubrious when I see spilt coffee.
  4. This year, I won’t step on many cracks so I don’t break grandmas’ backs.
  5. This year, I’ll never eat toast without the crust.
  6. I will not allow my words to offend the squirrels.
  7. This year, I won’t forget to befriend a fish.
  8. I will not walk a path without clearing the footbridge for the beavers.
  9. This year, I won’t go without learning CPR for a tree.
  10. I won’t forget to laugh at the rediculousness of my mind.

Photo Credit ©️ Pixel

For the Love of Challenges – My Namastè 365 Online

This is such a valuable post. The number one reason why I LOVE this is because it DOES challenge me to try new genres, word structures, vocabulary exc. Hope you enjoy 🙂

I was hoping to find this list:D Doesn’t it feel wonderful when you find something little that makes like easier by leaps and bounds? Through the Friday Fictioneers, I’ve been challenged to research and explore unfamiliar grounds. Before this year, I would have ran in the opposite direction at the sniff of a challenge! That…
— Read on mynamaste365online.blog/2018/09/29/for-the-love-of-challenges/

Finish Line

Hindsight often looks like the “bigger picture”.

It’s a goal; a drive, if you will. It’s there that we meet the finish line.

It seems so far sometimes, getting from here to there.

It usually is. So much work goes into the process of Point A to Point C.

That’s the long term goal. It’s the long term gain.

The bigger picture always provides so much more satisfaction because of the work it requires. The taste is so much more pleasant.

In my life, the distractions and the trails that lead away from Point C are everything.

Sometimes, I sway alittle. I did just today. With some peace and self-reflection, I was able to refocus. I’m able to do that. I want that bigger picture.

When life gets tough, as we all know it will…

Don’t give up and don’t give in.

Focus on the finish line 💕

Photo taken from Pinterest

Fandango’s Provocative Question

His question:

“What is more important to you, doing the right thing or doing things right?”

In my opinion, it’s equally important to do the right thing AND to do things right.

Sometimes, we don’t know how to do things right. When we haven’t been taught a skill, it’s likely we’ll first do it incorrectly. Thereafter, it’s important that we do it right.

Now on the other hand, doing the right thing is usually pretty clear. It’s the choice that falls in line with the laws and ethics. This choice reflects a person’s character. This is important because it keeps us safe and secure. It keeps the peace, so they say.

Of the two, being that we don’t always know the right thing or how to do something right, it’s important we take the opportunities to grow and learn.

Warning: Strong Language and Possible Triggers

I heard a man, a father, on a YouTube kids video, tell him son….. Not to pick a certain toy because that particular toy “was for girls”.

That got me thinking. This black man is telling his boy he can’t have a toy that girls “typically” use for play.

Some white mom tells her daughter to keep her purse close because criminals are often black males? How are these two scenarios different?

This is how we teach sexism, descrimination, and division to our children. This is how we pass down segregation to our future… And the hate continues.

An individual is going to be different from BOTH parents. This individual has a God-Given RIGHT to choose for him/herself. Along the way: individuals, adults, media, many different stimuli, will try and influence.

Of all that’s influential, why the fuck (excuse my French but this has me boiling) would a parent choose to limit his /her child’s growth, identity, social inclusion, diverse acceptance, and enriched future by disallowed a toy a girl usually has. Why would a parent choose to be a negative influence.

To all of you bitching “it’s just one toy” or “It’s not that serious”…

You’re apart of the problem. It takes one lesson to learn bullshit nonsense. It takes one instance for hate to be planted into a child….

Don’t be ” that ” Dad….

Introduction

MoonChild Nova copyrights

Hiya:

I’ve enjoyed participating in many different “daily” activities here on WP. Each prompt has challenged me to research, create, think, and construct. As a writer, I feel a need to say THANK YOU for those of you who manage one of these “daily”. I’ve grown as a writer because of you.

Continue reading “Introduction”

Credit the Source

It’s flattering to reference an individual of any talent, as long as credit is rightfully acknowledged. We are all gifted with blessings, and what a world it is to have access to them. Our lives are better, more enriched. It’s the respect of due credit that displays thanks and appreciation for the gift.

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Check out Fandango’s One Word Challenge Here 💜

Namastè

Good Morning Y’all. My brain is going a mile a minute, despite my lack of coffee intake. That’s very unusual, but, that’s the perfect adjective to describe my life right now.

It’s Thursday, a cold 25 degrees. I already miss summer. We’re up, getting my older daughter ready for school. She’s not entirely recovered from her head cold, but she’s feeling better. Calandra is doin ok. She’s mommy’s little sweet pea cuddle bug.

I’m alright, I suppose. One day at a time, working through the intensity of my emotions. Are there any other HSP’s or INFJs in the nearby blogosphere? If you know of someone, please introduce him/her to me. Anyway, back to these emotions. What I don’t understand makes me frustrated… When I get frustrated, I cry. Sometimes, I don’t believe it’s because of what initially happened, but some other aspect of the situation. For example, I’m not sad that my ex and I are not together, but how it happened has me really shook up.

Since I don’t go out much, I socialize on apps. This one has been my favorite by far. I can’t imagine my life without writing. Of course I don’t feel I’m a big deal, or that I even write exceptionally well. I do feel writing is an outlet for me to convey my thoughts. It’s a platform (that’s the word I was trying to find the other day! Facepalm) to release and create. The possibilities are endless, and my thoughts are on paper. I can create a short story about a love I wish happened to me.. or an ending I feel better suited for my ex. It’s my writing, and I may write as I please. There’s so much freedom in that.

Ok, well you all have a fantastic Thursday. The weekend is almost here. Keep warm if you’re in that part of the globe. Keep an eye out for future posts.

Four Days Since

We structure our lives around “time”. Since Jesus’ day, humans have been doing this. He says, in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season,
          
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
          
A time to be born, a time to die;
          
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
          
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
          
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
          
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
          
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
          
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
          
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
          
A time to get, and a time to lose;
          
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
          
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
          
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
          
A time to love, and a time to hate;
          
A time of war, and a time of peace.

Time… the center of all that operates, finishes, begins, and exists….

In life, there are moments, we all have expierenced: birthdays, school, losing teeth, learning to walk.

Other moments appear in most of our timelines: graduation, driving, marriage, children.

Time is the constant change, ironically the very thing we pray will

Stop when life feels wonderful…

Be forgettable when moments are uncomfortable…

Hurry when we’re eager…

Slow down when we desire….

As if we’ve ever had control of its infinite existence and fulfilling purpose.

We didn’t create life, in the terms of ” in the beginning”. We never decided how life reproduces, species adapt, animals appear. We weren’t given such control.

Considering our mortal imperfections, I am relieved such is true. Never do I wish to hold the responsibility of which all things weave together in life’s dance.

Having said that, then, I must be patient and allow it to do what’s meant for me. I must trust it, in the intentions it has, for my wellbeing. I must live it, now… Because, it doesn’t stop, and it won’t slow down. I must use it in such a way that means something, because those individuals are who we remember… Because love is the ONLY that conquered death.

I have been lost, in past memories, quite a bit the last several days. Some days logic kicked my ass with the facts. Time after time after time…. (Fill in the blank). Unfortunately, this phrase comes with a list. Sucks! They’re truths, though. I had to accept them. I had to change it.

Other days, I’m lost in reasons why I miss him. Moments of intimacy and delicious closeness. His presence was lacking. That was the number one issue.

Time is stirring all of this, showing me signs, revising my vision of myself, refueling my heart and soul… And revealing clarity in the form of wisdom. None of this can happen if I don’t be patient…

Pain is uncomfortable, but so is being mistreated and neglected. Four days later, I do feel a bit more strength. I feel growth and faith.

I’m trusting my process

Time is on my side.

Walking

Credit attached

I’m in a new season of life. I don’t feel strong; I don’t feel emotionally capable of sounding ok or writing about all the positivity I have been. The very idea of positivity sounds patronizing to me right now…. But I’m just hurting…. And with hurt comes grief and anger.

What’s going on?

I’m walking… In an opposite direction, alone. I don’t want to, and I don’t know how long I’ll feel this way. I do know that the road feels bleek. The ugliest shades of winter and gray, overcast and cold. Sounds so depressing just to think about. I hope along the way, a front porch light turns on, and a friend will welcome me in. That won’t erase my reality, but it will brighten it.

Walking away is difficult, or everyone would be doing it… Ha, then we’d all look like the apocalypse with aimless wonderers contesting normality and questioning sanity. If that were the case, at least we’d keep each other out from traffic.

I’m walking in the opposite direction, because I’m not happy. I’m walking in the opposite direction because change won’t come unless I make it. I’m walking in the opposite direction in hopes that my message is loud and clear, even if I’m not certain what that is, or if there’s one or multiple.

I am intelligent. I know patterns define the character of a person. I know that I feel heavy, with sadness, rage, confusion, and a million questions. How could I expect myself to walk any road with all of that? Why would I? What’s the point? Life wasn’t made to be lived in such a condition.

Truths are staring me in the face, and they’re painful. It’s a part of life we all expierence, some of us on multiple occasions. I’ve read that pain doesn’t stop until you learn the lesson. That makes sense. The lessons right now are pivotal to my happiness. The truths in what I’m expierencing are evident to me, and quite possibly only me. It’s up to me to stop the insanity… So I changed directions and started walking.

Love

What love isn’t

  • Easy
  • A feeling
  • Getting your way all the time
  • Endless supply of money
  • Selfishness
  • Stagnant
  • Lusting after another
  • Emotional attention given /received from someone other than partner
  • Munipulation
  • Apathetic
  • Withholding
  • Emotionally unattached
  • Lack of willingness to understand
  • Choose not to communicate effectively
  • Found at the bottom of a bottle
  • Doing what you want over what you need to do
  • Comfortable lying
  • Incapable of working through conflict
  • Seeking attention
  • Unaccountable of self
  • Insecure
  • Envious
  • Unforgiving
  • Unmerciful
  • Lacks grace
  • Jealous
  • Untrustworthy
    Replaceable
  • I thought I knew what love was, but I didn’t. I didn’t love myself ; therefore, I couldn’t have loved anyone else. I do know, though, that I’m seeking it now. I’m seeking it deep within myself and the best version of it with another. Years and years of a marriage, two individuals had surely learned along the way. I want that.
  • Habla en Español #6

    Now, I’m going to move on to some basic sentences.

    Spanish: Ella es una mujer.

    EnglishShe is a woman.

    Spanish: Tú eres un niño.

    English: You are a boy.

    Spanish: Comes manzanas.

    English: You eat apples.

    Spanish: Tú eres hombre.

    English: You are a man.

    SpanishUsted es una mujer.

    English: You are a woman.

    Featured Image Credit: Spanish 4 Teachers Website

    Affirmative 🌺 #5

    Preset: Stand up tall. Place yourself infront of a mirror. Repeat after me.

    ” I am no longer going to live in fear, speak negatively about myself and others, blame myself for past mistakes, downplay my abilities and talents, cheat myself, lie to myself, live in denial, and feel guilty for things that are not my fault. I will not procrastinate, worry about things I have no control over, and suffocate my feelings and emotions. I will not put roadblocks in my path, make excuses, put myself down, fail to try, allow others to decide for me, lack accountability, and spew negativity out into the vibration of energy connected to my life. I will not sit in pity, expect nothing to change, and blame others for my choices. Instead, I am going to love myself, first! I’m going to give myself unconditional love, mercy, grace, and respect … Because I deserve it. ”

    – by build your confidence

    (Uploaded to pinterest by 💕Jasmine💕)

    Game Time

    I’m following The Haunted Wordsmith’s lead with adding a touch of fun to my blog. The ugly in this world can’t be overcome with more hatred. Let’s chat, share and laugh with, complement and encourage one another 🙂

    #1. Brooke is my legal name.

    Brandy is my biological.

    MoonChild or Nova is my alias.

    #2. Flowers

    Chocolate

    Stuffed Animals

    #3. Heights

    Drunk people

    My daughters dying.

    #4. Glasses

    A messy hair bun.

    Pj’s

    #5. New blogs I follow: Jade M. Wong

    Glacier Mellow Neveen Badr’s Literary Journey

    Peregrination

    #6. Archives

    Private Detective

    Real Estate

    #7. Russia

    Italy

    Kings Island

    #8. Rumplestiltskin

    Hook

    Pocahontas

    Now, I’m not tagging anyone. Feel free to answer any of the questions if you wish 🙂

    Hotlines

    List taken from this website:D

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255

    Crisis text line
    http://www.crisistextline.org/
    Text HOME to 741741

    US Trans lifeline
    http://www.translifeline.org/
    (877) 330-6366

    SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline
    1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)

    Adolescent Suicide Hotline
    800-621-4000

    Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline
    1-800-999-9999

    AIDS National Hotline
    1-800-342-2437

    CHADD-Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    1-800-233-4050

    Child Abuse Hotline
    800-4-A-CHILD

    Cocaine Help Line
    1-800-COCAINE (1-800-262-2463)

    Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233

    Domestic Violence Hotline/Child Abuse
    1-800-4-A-CHILD (800 422 4453)

    Drug & Alcohol Treatment Hotline
    800-662-HELP

    Ecstasy Addiction
    1-800-468-6933

    Eating Disorders Center
    1-888-236-1188

    Family Violence Prevention Center
    1-800-313-1310

    Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
    1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

    Gay & Lesbian Trevor HelpLine Suicide Prevention
    1-800-850-8078

    Healing Woman Foundation (Abuse)
    1-800-477-4111

    Help Finding a Therapist
    1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)

    Incest Awareness Foundation
    1-888 -547-3222

    Learning Disabilities – (National Center For)
    1-888-575-7373

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

    Panic Disorder Information Hotline
    800- 64-PANIC

    Post Abortion Trauma
    1-800-593-2273

    Project Inform HIV/AIDS Treatment Hotline
    800-822-7422

    Rape (People Against Rape)
    1-800-877-7252

    Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN)
    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

    Runaway Hotline
    800-621-4000

    Self-Injury (Information only)
    (NOT a crisis line. Info and referrals only)
    1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

    Sexual Assault Hotline
    1-800-656-4673

    Sexual Abuse – Stop It Now!
    1-888-PREVENT

    STD Hotline
    1-800-227-8922

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK

    Suicide & Crisis Hotline
    1-800-999-9999

    Suicide Prevention – The Trevor HelpLine
    (Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention).
    1-800-850-8078

    IMAlive-online crisis chat
    https://www.imalive.org/

    Teen Helpline
    1-800-400-0900

    Victim Center
    1-800-FYI-CALL (1-800-394-2255)

    Youth Crisis Hotline
    800-HIT-HOME

    🌟Blog Spotlight 🌟 Saturday

    Hi ya’ll:D

    I find some pages that are gold mines.

    They have a wealth of information/suggestions that literally makes me feel like it’s a true gift.

    That being said, I’m starting a section of my blog to share such treasures with you 🙂

    I love every single blog I read, so please don’t feel I dislike yours if I don’t share it.

    With time, you may end up being the weekly ” #blogspotlight ”


    Week 1: 10/20-10/27

    This week’s spotlight goes to a super exciting blog called Promptuarium!!!!

    I was searching through Pinterest, hoping to find some writing inspiration. Now, I had literally looked for three minutes before coming across this blog. I’m super excited to use the prompts. I hope that you find inspiration as well.

    Common Mental Disorders

    The National Alliance on Mental Health defines a “mental illness” as: a condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood [https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions].

    Such illnesses include:

    1. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    2. Anxiety Disorders
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder
      Social Anxiety Disorder
      Panic Disorder
      Phobias
  • A.) Related conditions
    • Depression
      Substance Use
      Eating Disorders
      Trouble sleeping
  • 3. Autism
  • 4. Bipolar Disorder
  • 5. Borderline Personality Disorder
  • 6. Depression
  • 7. Dissociative Disorders
  • 8. Early Psychosis and Psychosis
  • 9. Eating Disorders
  • 10. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 11. Schizoaffective Disorder
  • 12. Schizophrenia
  • Lettrs: Hoorah

    Gretchen is like so many others, above and beyond what’s asked of her, selflessly giving, dedicated worker, loyal to work and family. She managed, though, to trip into some sticky situations with a monster of a spouse, and a greedy employer.

    We’ve been in situations that have been sticky, haven’t we? Our choices have gotten us in a bit of a mess, but hindsight is 20/20. Her instance was rather serious. She needed to act fast, and finally put herself first… To protect her life! Are you in that position? Are you holding on to something that’s destroying you, your happiness, and your family? What will it take for you to let go of it, despite your unhealthy reliance and fear of the detachment? I would hope you’d look in the mirror and give yourself the awesome peptalk you deserve.

    Adventure awaits, a new and prosperous life awaits, real love awaits, positive friendships and healthy connections await, a better you awaits, all that you’ve dreamed of awaits… You just have to take courage and stepped out the door.

    This Is It😍

    *TRIGGER WARNING *

    SENSITIVE SUBJECT (S) POST

    Growing up, I felt “sick”… Or at least that’s how my mother influenced me to feel about my sexuality. We never had that birds and bees conversation. We never had any conversation about sexual health! She always said, while growing up, she didn’t have time to date. She said she was to focused on her career and enjoying hobbies.

    So, at a very early age, sex was FORBIDDEN! NOW, in addition, early on in my life, I noticed I thought women were very beautiful. I loved their shape and appreciated their gorgeous eyes and makeup (obviously this was before I appreciated intelligence).

    I tried to pray my way to “straight” life. I talked myself out of believing what I felt existed, let alone was valid. I wrote about it in my diary. I dated a few guys, because, despite these weird troublesome feelings about girls, I defiantly was hormonal… And wanted men.

    From the beginning of puberty, until now, I’ve been sexuality assulted a few times. Older men, uncomfortable but subtle gestures and comments….wrong is wrong… Assult is ANYTIME you don’t wish to engage in such activity and whomever doesn’t stop…no matter how long it goes on, what exactly happened, no matter whether you think it insignificant in comparison to others stories.

    In 2009, when Michael Jackson died, I fell in love… With another fan… Who quickly captured my heart… And SHE made my BELIEVE a brand new and different life was waiting for me.

    I’ve lived my life. No one can tell me anything about race, religion, sexual orientation, or job position that I haven’t heard. To be quite honest, I’d politely listen but wouldn’t change (couldn’t change) anyway. I’ve spent years figuring myself out… Deciding what I believe and what I stand for,who I am and who I am not…

    But in school, in the days of my chaos, I bullied others…and others bullied me. It sucked!! I was mad… I hated life. I hated school, my parents, the way they favored their biological children.

    My life is happier now. I’ve accepted my truth, the only way I can and do truly live. I push away the negative and rebuke the lies.

    It’s been painful getting here. It’s been uncomfortable, mentally challenging, and sexuality damaging to get to this point. I’ve worked on me, and I’ve hid my pain.

    You never know what someone has been through. You don’t know the challenges they’ve had to overcome, maybe to just leave the house. You don’t know how cynical they are of themselves, and how that nasty voice has impacted their life, health, and ability to believe in/love themselves. So before you reply in a negative way, before you say something mean, whether or not they asked or deserved it, remember our lives are full of untold stories. Be kind…. The truth of someone else will not be exactly the same as yours… That’s OK. It’s not your life of which to be concerned.

    Reaching My Goal

    Attention 😀 :

    I am blessed to have 142 followers as of this morning. That’s hard for me to believe, but it’s my honor to have so many enjoy my posts. I hope to continue enriching life here 🙂

    For a bit of excitement, I’m running a contest to see who wins the 200th follower spot! The current follower AND the 200th will be my Smokin Feature Writers for a week. I will post a picture (with given permission) and a  short bio (whatever you’d prefer it to say) of each individual. I will also post a link to your blog. I may even create an award ribbon for your help 🙂

     

    I hope to see the number climb.

     

    It’s Beyond Coincidental

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    “Be patient with yourself. All flowers blossom at different times.”

    —CKJ, Finding Avalon

     

     

    I was talking to a friend this morning because I couldn’t take anymore. (thank you The Good The Human for offering a listening ear. That really touched my heart!)

    She helped me realize I have been emotionally overwhelmed, in the last 3 days, and I needed to diffuse so I felt better. She’s so awesome, and she’s naturally a positive woman with encouragement and kindness to give. It’s impossible to end a conversation with her and feel crummy.

    Once we were finished talking, I came across this quote on tumbl’r. Timing…

    Something bigger than “coincidence”…..

    15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me🌺

    1. I am a twin.
    2. I love rainbows.
    3. I’m 5’5″ tall.
    4. I could live without bacon and the beach.
    5. I only drink Pure Leaf and Gold Peak Tea.
    6. I was born in the evening.
    7. My first pet was a dog.
    8. I played the Saxophone and Clarinet in high school.
    9. I prefer nights.
    10. The only Broadway show I’ve ever seen is Cats.
    11. I want to do Private Investigation work but feel to late to begin.
    12. I am attracted to both genders (Bisexual) and personality (Demisexual).
    13. Seven o’clock is my favorite hour of the day.
    14. I’ve never been drunk.
    15. I’ve been on a cruise.

    Now I will tag 5 people who I hope would share about him /herself. If you choose to participate, please tag 5 people at the end of your post. Have Fun 😄🙃😄🙃

    Checking In;)

    Hello followers

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    I just wanted to post in and see how everyone was doing! Today’s been quite relaxing for me, though not much on the creative side. Taking some down time is OK, right?! There’s no reason to try and force creativity.

    I’ve watched some Netflix, finished the dishes, and changed my turtle’s water. It was the cutest thing, within minutes after changing it, little Ben was playing 😍😍😍 He’d climb up on the rocks, then he’d almost slide down into the water. He’d poke his head up then back down again. He’s so small and cute lol.

    Anyway, I am just writing to check on everyone.