Often times, addiction to chaos is the result of growing up in an addiction home. One powerful intervention to chaos addiction is mindfulness meditation. You see, when a person is addicted to alcohol, drugs or chaos, they tend to indulge in destructive behavior when stress levels are highest. When the body is overtaken by stress hormone, cortisol, the ‘fight of flight’ response is invoked; an addict will opt for ‘flight’, using chaos or substances to escape from a difficult situation.
Mindfulness meditation invokes the parasympathetic response, lowering our heart rate and blood pressure and lowering levels of stress hormone, cortisol. It teaches us the important skill of being in the present moment, thus stopping stressful, destructive thoughts or beliefs from spiraling out of control and managing themselves in chaotic behavior, anxiety or panic attacks. #themoreyouknow #getyourselfatherapist #therapist #meditation #mindfulness #therapy #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #therapyisforeveryone #lcsw #lmft #psyd #asw #lpcc #amft #qualitymentalhealthcareforall #therapist #upland #claremont #pomona #ranchocucamonga #hesperia #victorville
Any one whos willing to help would be much appreceated.
Im working on my mental health and trying to do it through art and this is the next step i wanna take.
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This week I have decided to be ready for the little black dress for the holidays. Being a mom of 3 and a ASM in retail (in peek season) is not easy to start a new fitness journey and diet.
So this is me jumping in and ready to be happier and healthier mentally/physically!
I may just be an oak, I may just be a no name photography guru, or the funniest person who forgets to remember which road to turn down , or dance into a wall but I’m a someone who loves , desires, dreams , and fights like hell when the world around me is harsh, I don’t not give up or crumble, I learn, I live, I thrive like an oak even in the bitter cold winds...Remember we are all someone with a song, dance , and story 💜
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Anxiety & traveling 🌏 (trigger warning). Imagine standing at the edge of a steep cliff. Your toes are hanging over the ledge, there’s no railing and it’s a looong way down. What does your body do? Maybe your heart is racing and you feel like throwing up, you might feel dizzy or shaky, your palms might start to sweat. ✋🏻
That feeling, that physical reaction to danger, that’s what anxiety feels like to me. My body has an intense response, my nervous system goes into overdrive and I usually have a hard time breathing. Except it doesn’t stop when the “danger” is removed, because there is no physical threat.
Before I had personal experience with anxiety, when I heard somebody describe themselves as “anxious” I thought it was interchangeable with worried. It’s not. To me anxiety might come with worry, but my worry is more logical and mental while my anxiety is all encompassing and extremely physical. ⚡️
If I stick to my routine, stay organized and live in my comfort zone - I can usually keep anxiety away. But I refuse to do that. Instead I’m choosing to push my boundaries and not let me comfort zone become a prison. ✖️
In the last few weeks I’ve travelled alone and put myself in situations that have caused anxiety, but I’ve sat with it, felt it and challenged it. Breath work is huge for me and having an element of comfort combined with my new experiences also helps me feel safe, but new and unpredictable situations will likely always be triggers for me. Travel and new adventures light my soul on fire and will always be a part of my life, and working on that integration is where I’m at now. 🏔
So here’s to not letting your comfort zone close in on you. 🥂 #myanxietywillnotwin
My heart has been dragged along a beaten path, battered and clouded by the dust my own self distraction leaves behind. Quite simply, my heart hurts. It aches for relief of this something. A hurt from everything and yet nothing. As if all the little issues of the world are piling up on me, yet a sense of emptiness and darkness, alone. Without being able to make sense of things I am left processing the damage my thoughts can do to my mind. I'm tired; I'm exhausted, I'm numb.
I suppose at the core it came down to time and care. I didn't make time to care. Not about myself or anything beyond my toxic preoccupations. It is so easy to get inside my own head, to eat myself apart with my thoughts. And to a certain extent, that is what I did. I was bleeding and instead of looking for the light I fed myself to the sharks. I was taking in a negative energy around me that seeped into my soul, consuming me and leaving me neglected, empty and bottomless. Without time for self-reflection, healing and caring I was left hurting. I built this wall of destruction to keep out my own destruction, which created my very own living hell.
For what it is worth, I wouldn't say all of this hurt was worthless, as I think it was a necessary step to get to where I am now. Still processing, still breathing, present and living. I have realized the importance of priorities and making time for the things that matter. As I see it now, if it matters, one will make time for it; if not, it doesn't matter. Without realizing it I didn’t make time for myself – to care and understand how I was changing within my space. Within my own mind. My thoughts were demonising, creating a path of ashes everywhere I went. Bleeding onto those I loved. I didn't allow myself to be a priority. But I am a priority. I am the priority for myself, because I matter. #womansupportingwomen #woman #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #areyouok #supporteachother #dontgiveup #bestrong #mentalillness #notjustsad #safe #life #womansupportingmen #goals #behappy
I like to pretend that my life is all unicorns and rainbows 🦄🌈 So much, that I’m reminded every time when I’m not feeling well, that I’m still struggling deep down 😔 Being sick mentally and physically has been the story of my life, my whole life. And I’m sick of it. Sick of being sick.
This past week I re-realized how much it’s ruining my life. Nothing in particular happened (mercury retrograde anyone?), I’m just fully burnt out and sick to my stomach. I reached a pretty low point, and I hope it’s only uphill from here 🙌🏼
I have so many photos that I love and want to share, but just haven’t had the energy to. I’ve cancelled so many plans in the past while because I just couldn’t make it outside, let alone out of my bed 😴 November’s always been hard for me. That strange, dark, rainy, cold/flu, shoulder season 🌧🌚 There’s also lots of negativity and bad things happening in the world right now 😔
Ahhh that’s probably something that should be locked up in a journal 😅 I’m not asking for sympathy, but I wanted to share my reality incase it helps someone else, and to help cultivate a sense of community during our hard times. Phew, okay now I feel super vulnerable baiiii ✌🏼
Anyways, these photos were from an awesome overnight adventure, where we had a fantabulous time chasing sunrise and sunset 🌄🌅 I’m so glad Nina invited me to go because nature is always healing 😊🙏🏼
Thanks to those that actually read my super long caption 😅💗
Things have been difficult recently, but I'm really trying. I've cried quite a bit, more than I have in a good while...but I digress.
Tomorrow will mark my 3 weeks on T. I ran out on Monday, despite being given a month's worth. Luckily, the nurses at Planned Parenthood got back to me in time to give me an extra dose, and add more to my prescription, as well as give me a code to make my T cost only $17.80. What had initially caused a further trip down a mental health hole has led to things getting better.
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One thing about trains: It doesn't matter where they're going. What matters is deciding to get on ~ The Polar Express.
People break down. And it's okay. Mental Health should be our first priority, and it doesn't matter if you've opted for therapy or not as long as you surround yourself with people who understand you & look after you when you need them the most. I am looking out for help for almost two years now., therapy through conversations or whatever it takes. I am coming out with each new day. I am not ashamed to be mentally ill rather I am happy & proud to be vocal about my emotions and problems.
What you can do to a person who's seeking help ~
1. Don't make it worse if you cannot make it any better. Please. Stop pricking them with questions such as "Why exactly do you think you are sad?", "Learn to be happy" or "Respect what you have". We know what we have, and we respect it. No one needs to dictate rules for Me, and My people. No One.
2. The world is flooded with people who go around talking, but unfortunately these people are poor listeners. I am one of them, and I am trying so hard to be a good listener. Try.
3. Distance yourself from people you think you cannot help out. It's okay. You are not there to hoard our emotional baggages. We understand you, but you've to understand us in return. We aren't making it up. We are as happy and full of life as you are. Understand.
4. Stand beside them when they fight their problems on their own. Trust their process.
I am so fortunate to have people around me who've been there for me when I needed them the most. @hathiparinda @whimsical
_blabs , @mainvrindavaid
are some of those few generous people I've known.
Find yours. Don't be positive. Feel Positive. #TheMoodSpace
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If you got out of bed today, thumbs up 👍 the demands of our ever-changing modern society can be straight up overwhelming. Some days you might feel hopeless and don’t even know where to begin with everything going on in your life. Some days, you think “I’ve got this” and feel unstoppable and then life hits you with more hurdles and disappointments and that can bring you to a dark place and getting out of that place requires deep courage and strength from within your soul. If you’ve been there or are there now, remember that the dark place is a TEMPORARY destination on your journey and some day, you’ll realize why you had to suffer and will be able to help someone else through their struggle with the tools you gained through yours. Our weakness is our strength if we let it be instead of hiding from thyself and others. Life will never stop kicking your ass but you’re the one in control of how much it will. ¥
PSA- didn’t actually mean to put my thumb up and thought it ruined the pic and wasn’t going to do anything with it until I realized a thumbs up from myself was exactly what I needed to see after a difficult moment today. Self love is so important so be kind and patient with yourself.❤️ #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #recoveryispossible #suicideprevention #depressionhelp #anxietyrelief #adhdawareness #ocdawareness #ptsdrecovery #ptsdsurvivor
Being a mom with ADD 🧠raising ADDers 👦🏻👧🏻 and being married to my ADD husband is like being a firefighter 👩🚒. How you ask? .
Despite my Dx, I orchestrate running 🏃🏻♀️ our household, keeping track of our schedules 📆, bills and expenses 🧾, doctor 👩🏻⚕️ and dentist 🦷 appointments for our kids, school and activity related meetings, emails 📧and phone calls 📞for our son, grocery lists 📝, budgeting (without my husband’s cooperation). .
The list ✍🏼is endless. And so are the things that can go wrong. Job loss, poor sleep 😴 habits, temper tantrums (child and grownup), denial, lack of self awareness 👁when it comes to destructive behavior, poor coping strategies, self-medicating 🚬 , refusing to get treatment.
You name it. It’s a fire 🔥 that needs to be put out everyday. Problem is I’M the firefighter on any given day. Problem is everything we own went up in flames this time.
ADD Tip of the Day:
👉🏼Consider the “nuclear option.” This could destroy you or your children-which is why many don’t leave their untreated partners. And...so could their destructive behavior.
Thank you Gina Pera!
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We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Touching the nose of the dog will bring good luck? Yes. I am lucky! 😄🐶 _____
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🚨Real Talk 🚨Lately I’ve been off. I haven’t felt myself. I somehow hopped on the struggle bus and I am having a hard time getting off.
2019 has personally be one helluva year, I’m pretty good at ploughing through the bad shit, but I’ve hit a wall. This is the first real hurdle for me since I’ve started bodybuilding 3 years ago. The first time I’ve really struggled & I’m still struggling, and the struggle isn’t the sport, it’s my own mental health...but I know I’ll get through it, just gotta ride this shitty emotional rollercoaster for a bit.
But in a time of only really seeing everyone’s highlight reels I’m choosing to share the pieces on the cutting room floor.
We all struggle & we struggle even more sharing our struggles because we’ve become so accustomed to seeing perfection.
Thankful for my coach & friend @stacyalex
_p for being my person (even though she thought I was breaking up with her) & My girl @christineisamazing
for just getting it. It’s always nice to know you have babes that will always have your back.
You don't have to seem strong to the world to have strength. You are strong even though you cry. You are strong even when you are hurting. You are not you demons. You are not your stress. You are not your mistakes. You are human and that's all anyone of us are. You are not weak because of your times of sadness or panic, you are strong because you are here. Strength comes from hard times. Strength comes from rock bottom. Strength is not the absence of weakness... strength is the result of weakness. You are stronger because of the times you felt weak. Today is your strength, tomorrow is your strength, each breath makes you stronger. Tears let's strength grow... Don't be afraid to cry. #strength #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #OCD #ADHD #Cry #Strong #FuckDepression #SuicidePrevention #MentalHealthAwareness
MEMORIES ❤️ Just some of them together, it really pulls at the heart strings 😍
I am more than ready to make some more #bringon2020
What is your reason to smile? We all have one. One of my biggest reasons why I smile is my son. When I'm having a bad day, I just think of this little guy right here.
When y'all are having a crappy day, think back on the blessings in your life. Think back on those reasons to smile. Bring a little light in your life.
Life is always gonna have good and bad. We can't control what happens. But we DO have control over how we react.
So focus on the good. Think of those reasons to smile.