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  • Timing is everything — and yet allowing things to happen when they naturally do can be such a challenge. We’re often running around in this pressure cooker, looking for ways to be quicker and more efficient — we’re looking for ways to “save” time. We’re multi-tasking, we’re using services, we’re cutting corners. But we can’t outsource our emotional experiences. We have to show up for them and we have to find a way to be okay with knowing that sometimes things don’t happen on our preferred timeline. Tools like therapy are hugely beneficial in helping us identify patterns, cultivate coping skills, and learn how to be kinder to ourselves — but we can’t rush our healing. Besides, it’s often in the stickiest moments where we grow and learn the most about our own resilience. For anyone who’s out there struggling, keep going, we see you and promise that eventually the feelings will pass. #regram @cosmicchristine
  • Timing is everything — and yet allowing things to happen when they naturally do can be such a challenge. We’re often running around in this pressure cooker, looking for ways to be quicker and more efficient — we’re looking for ways to “save” time. We’re multi-tasking, we’re using services, we’re cutting corners. But we can’t outsource our emotional experiences. We have to show up for them and we have to find a way to be okay with knowing that sometimes things don’t happen on our preferred timeline. Tools like therapy are hugely beneficial in helping us identify patterns, cultivate coping skills, and learn how to be kinder to ourselves — but we can’t rush our healing. Besides, it’s often in the stickiest moments where we grow and learn the most about our own resilience. For anyone who’s out there struggling, keep going, we see you and promise that eventually the feelings will pass. #regram @cosmicchristine
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  • Shout to everyone making progress that no one recognizes because you never let anyone see your dark moments. You’ve been silently winning battles and transforming yourself, be proud of EVERY step you’re making in the right direction. Keep going because you got this. Cheer for your damn self.
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  • Shout to everyone making progress that no one recognizes because you never let anyone see your dark moments. You’ve been silently winning battles and transforming yourself, be proud of EVERY step you’re making in the right direction. Keep going because you got this. Cheer for your damn self.
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  • How can you not see the potential brewing beneath your flesh? How can you not fathom how incredibly talented you are? At everything you do. By existing, you put others to shame. By existing, some are threatened. Jealous. Envious. Some might even dare to challenge everything you are. Stab you in the back, even. But to me, I see someone chasing her dreams and catching them. I see brilliance.
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You dared to chase your dreams without giving any fucks in the process. How can you not see how admirable that is? How can you not feel the power oozing from your fingertips? Or the bravery? Or the unbridled joy you feel when you are in your element? I see it. I see it all. And you, my darling, are my fucking hero.
— C h a s i n g  D r e a m s
© Sarah Doughty
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My loyalty and devotion will never falter.
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For my moon sister, @cc_writes. The pendant was also made by her. If you aren't following her, you should be.
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If you want to learn more about my free books and where to get them, head to the link in my bio and click on Book Links.
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Illustration by the incredible @wolfmumma.
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#sarahdoughty ✧ @thesarahdoughty
  • How can you not see the potential brewing beneath your flesh? How can you not fathom how incredibly talented you are? At everything you do. By existing, you put others to shame. By existing, some are threatened. Jealous. Envious. Some might even dare to challenge everything you are. Stab you in the back, even. But to me, I see someone chasing her dreams and catching them. I see brilliance.
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    You dared to chase your dreams without giving any fucks in the process. How can you not see how admirable that is? How can you not feel the power oozing from your fingertips? Or the bravery? Or the unbridled joy you feel when you are in your element? I see it. I see it all. And you, my darling, are my fucking hero.
    — C h a s i n g D r e a m s
    © Sarah Doughty
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    My loyalty and devotion will never falter.
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    For my moon sister, @cc_writes. The pendant was also made by her. If you aren't following her, you should be.
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    If you want to learn more about my free books and where to get them, head to the link in my bio and click on Book Links.
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    Illustration by the incredible @wolfmumma.
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    #sarahdoughty@thesarahdoughty
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  • A collection of love adorns my wrist. 
The most recent, from a dear friend met at one of the darkest times, reads ‘The world needs you here’ a reminder so many need daily. From @active_minds 
The next a gift from the universe of beads found at the beach. 
Green Ukanite for connection, a gift to myself. From a chakra shop in Laguna Beach. 
And the bangle from someone who has been by me through it all, reading’A true  friendship is a journey that never ends’. @dassyzeines 
#youmatter #youareloved #theuniversecares #needyouhere
  • A collection of love adorns my wrist.
    The most recent, from a dear friend met at one of the darkest times, reads ‘The world needs you here’ a reminder so many need daily. From @active_minds
    The next a gift from the universe of beads found at the beach.
    Green Ukanite for connection, a gift to myself. From a chakra shop in Laguna Beach.
    And the bangle from someone who has been by me through it all, reading’A true friendship is a journey that never ends’. @dassyzeines
    #youmatter #youareloved #theuniversecares #needyouhere
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  • I seen this posted somewhere and felt such relation to it. I always say one of the best things about BPD is being able to feel something 10 times harder than anyone else. But it also comes with a cost, noone else will ever love you the same way you love them, with passion and fire and so deeply you can feel electicty coming from you both when you're together. No-one will understand that when you say your depressed you mean so depressed you want to leave the world not just "Oh I'm a bit sad" or when you've upset someone the emotional pain you feel for whatever you've done, you can litreally feel someone else's pain. 
It's hard to think noone other than my fellow BPD warriors will feel this. 
Some days it can feel like I don't have a heart and other days it feels like it could explode out my chest.

I wish I could let someone know just how much I do love them so they can see it through my eyes. I get so scared people are going to leave or die, I just need to love them that bit more so they know I do, does that make sense? 
I was super busy yesterday and didn't have time to post so my apologies. 
Hope you're all okay today, remember how amazingly powerful you are. You CAN do this 🙏🏻 #bpd #bpdquote #bpdrealities #bpdsurvivor #edrecovery #bipolar  #quote #mentalhealth #mentalhealthblog #bpdmemes #bipolarmemes #mentalhealthmemes #breakthestigma #borderlinepersonalitydissorder #youarenotalone #youmatter
  • I seen this posted somewhere and felt such relation to it. I always say one of the best things about BPD is being able to feel something 10 times harder than anyone else. But it also comes with a cost, noone else will ever love you the same way you love them, with passion and fire and so deeply you can feel electicty coming from you both when you're together. No-one will understand that when you say your depressed you mean so depressed you want to leave the world not just "Oh I'm a bit sad" or when you've upset someone the emotional pain you feel for whatever you've done, you can litreally feel someone else's pain.
    It's hard to think noone other than my fellow BPD warriors will feel this.
    Some days it can feel like I don't have a heart and other days it feels like it could explode out my chest.

    I wish I could let someone know just how much I do love them so they can see it through my eyes. I get so scared people are going to leave or die, I just need to love them that bit more so they know I do, does that make sense?
    I was super busy yesterday and didn't have time to post so my apologies.
    Hope you're all okay today, remember how amazingly powerful you are. You CAN do this 🙏🏻 #bpd #bpdquote #bpdrealities #bpdsurvivor #edrecovery #bipolar #quote #mentalhealth #mentalhealthblog #bpdmemes #bipolarmemes #mentalhealthmemes #breakthestigma #borderlinepersonalitydissorder #youarenotalone #youmatter
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  • Chime in on what we have going on at #TheJoeGallery


    Show your support! How?!


    Re-Post! Like my work? #share on your #instastory & #tag 👉🏾 @thejoegallery


    Share your thoughts! A comment goes such a long way! More than a #like it lets me know, YOUR THOUGHTS! #YouMatter


    #Shop & #buy ! I am definitely in the business of making it #affordable & #beautiful !


    #vday is on the way! Check back for pieces ranging from $10-15 bucks!

    I’m so excited for what’s on the way!
    #swipeleft for a video 😂❤️
  • 9 2 50 minutes ago
  • I’m reading Michelle Obama’s book at the moment. I’d definitely recommend it.

She uses this phrase many, many times. Particularly, when she talks about her interactions with children. 
A proper study of girls Michelle met at a London school showed that their results went from a C grade to an A grade after she met and continued her relationship with them. She took them to Oxford University, invited them to the White House and also wrote to them. She told them how much they mattered.

What a fantastic example of the power of self belief. 
Don’t doubt yourself. Set your goals and go for them. Live your dreams. You can get there with a big dollop of self-belief. 
AND make sure you children know how much they matter too. 
#selfbelief #michelleobama #becomingmichelleobama #youmatter #dreams
  • I’m reading Michelle Obama’s book at the moment. I’d definitely recommend it.

    She uses this phrase many, many times. Particularly, when she talks about her interactions with children.
    A proper study of girls Michelle met at a London school showed that their results went from a C grade to an A grade after she met and continued her relationship with them. She took them to Oxford University, invited them to the White House and also wrote to them. She told them how much they mattered.

    What a fantastic example of the power of self belief.
    Don’t doubt yourself. Set your goals and go for them. Live your dreams. You can get there with a big dollop of self-belief.
    AND make sure you children know how much they matter too.
    #selfbelief #michelleobama #becomingmichelleobama #youmatter #dreams
  • 4 0 53 minutes ago
  • When you decide it's time for a change, you will encounter all sorts of reactions. Some people will be genuinely happy for you. Some people will be genuinely offended. And still other people will pretend to be happy for you, but choose to stay the same despite seeing that change is possible. There have been various things I have learned in the last few weeks to a month of making some small changes that have led to big results. I have lost ten pounds. I have changed my eating patterns. I have changed my mindset. I have changed my reality, really, when it comes down to it. 
It's easy to get stuck in the daily grind of life, but when you decide that change is necessary, you make a decision that affects everyone in your life. Your friends and your family may give you feedback that may or may not be constructive, and it's up to you to realize that if you want to continue, you will have to tune out the negative feedback. 
Getting fit, being healthy, and choosing to be Well have so many benefits and it's going to be up to you to continue your journey regardless of who goes with you. What you fill your mind with will be what comes out in your results. If you allow others to fill your mind with negative talk, your self talk is likely to be negative. We have a natural propensity to believe the negative about ourselves much more than the positive. That's not conducive to propelling you forward. 
What is conducive to propelling you forward is finding people who are high frequency. Surround yourself with voices that build you up. Hang out with people who are successful in their goals. Be on fire for what you're striving for. Print photos of what you want. Write down what you want. Live it, breathe it, and be it. 
#vinyasayogainstructor #sumhealthandwellness #wellnesscoaching #yoginilife #youmatter #yourhealthmatters #findyourom #meditationpractice #keepyourmindclean #dailymeditations #buildyourbodybuildyourmind #dailyenrichment #livewellbewell #tiredmom #tiredmommy #lifewithatoddler #lifewithapreschooler #momlifestyle #momofboth #thatmomlife #tattooedmom #breastfeedingmom #momminainteasy #wellnesswarrior #wellnessblogger #mentalwellness #wellnesscoach
  • When you decide it's time for a change, you will encounter all sorts of reactions. Some people will be genuinely happy for you. Some people will be genuinely offended. And still other people will pretend to be happy for you, but choose to stay the same despite seeing that change is possible. There have been various things I have learned in the last few weeks to a month of making some small changes that have led to big results. I have lost ten pounds. I have changed my eating patterns. I have changed my mindset. I have changed my reality, really, when it comes down to it.
    It's easy to get stuck in the daily grind of life, but when you decide that change is necessary, you make a decision that affects everyone in your life. Your friends and your family may give you feedback that may or may not be constructive, and it's up to you to realize that if you want to continue, you will have to tune out the negative feedback.
    Getting fit, being healthy, and choosing to be Well have so many benefits and it's going to be up to you to continue your journey regardless of who goes with you. What you fill your mind with will be what comes out in your results. If you allow others to fill your mind with negative talk, your self talk is likely to be negative. We have a natural propensity to believe the negative about ourselves much more than the positive. That's not conducive to propelling you forward.
    What is conducive to propelling you forward is finding people who are high frequency. Surround yourself with voices that build you up. Hang out with people who are successful in their goals. Be on fire for what you're striving for. Print photos of what you want. Write down what you want. Live it, breathe it, and be it.
    #vinyasayogainstructor #sumhealthandwellness #wellnesscoaching #yoginilife #youmatter #yourhealthmatters #findyourom #meditationpractice #keepyourmindclean #dailymeditations #buildyourbodybuildyourmind #dailyenrichment #livewellbewell #tiredmom #tiredmommy #lifewithatoddler #lifewithapreschooler #momlifestyle #momofboth #thatmomlife #tattooedmom #breastfeedingmom #momminainteasy #wellnesswarrior #wellnessblogger #mentalwellness #wellnesscoach
  • 11 1 53 minutes ago
  • Life sure has thrown me a curve ball this month, actually, it’s thrown me a few. But if you truly knew my life story you’d know this is nothing I can’t handle! I have been overcoming obstacles bigger than many people can begin to imagine since I can remember, and it brings me so much joy to know I am who I am as a result of so many incredible experiences! Life is a beautiful journey!
  • Life sure has thrown me a curve ball this month, actually, it’s thrown me a few. But if you truly knew my life story you’d know this is nothing I can’t handle! I have been overcoming obstacles bigger than many people can begin to imagine since I can remember, and it brings me so much joy to know I am who I am as a result of so many incredible experiences! Life is a beautiful journey!
  • 4 1 58 minutes ago
  • You are Love. 💗💗💗 Sharing this again because we can’t hear this message enough. 💙
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Handle your heart with care. We give and we love and that is a beautiful thing. Give more. Love more. But take care that you include yourself in your loving and your giving. How do you talk to yourself? How do you treat yourself? Would you want your loved ones, your children, to treat themselves as you do yourself? If not, then ask yourselves why this is so. Why the discrepancy? Are you not a Child of the Divine? Should you not also treat yourself as if you are, in truth, that which is the most Holy? Do not your loved ones and your children look to you as to how they should treat themselves?

Believe that you are Divine Sparks of your Source Creator. For you are. If you would bow down in your churches and to those that you revere, then you should bow down to yourself. And if that seems preposterous, then how about beginning with doing one thing for yourself that tells yourself that you care, that you matter. That your very existence changes the fabric of the Universe. Your deeds reverberate throughout Time and Space as declarations of Who You Are. And Who You Are is Love.

#youarelove #youareloved #selflove #selfcompassion #selfcare #divinitywithin #honouryourself #youmatter #iam #divinesparksoflight #youarelight #nature #beautyofnature #beautywithin #shineyourlight #bluevolcano
  • You are Love. 💗💗💗 Sharing this again because we can’t hear this message enough. 💙
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    Handle your heart with care. We give and we love and that is a beautiful thing. Give more. Love more. But take care that you include yourself in your loving and your giving. How do you talk to yourself? How do you treat yourself? Would you want your loved ones, your children, to treat themselves as you do yourself? If not, then ask yourselves why this is so. Why the discrepancy? Are you not a Child of the Divine? Should you not also treat yourself as if you are, in truth, that which is the most Holy? Do not your loved ones and your children look to you as to how they should treat themselves?

    Believe that you are Divine Sparks of your Source Creator. For you are. If you would bow down in your churches and to those that you revere, then you should bow down to yourself. And if that seems preposterous, then how about beginning with doing one thing for yourself that tells yourself that you care, that you matter. That your very existence changes the fabric of the Universe. Your deeds reverberate throughout Time and Space as declarations of Who You Are. And Who You Are is Love.

    #youarelove #youareloved #selflove #selfcompassion #selfcare #divinitywithin #honouryourself #youmatter #iam #divinesparksoflight #youarelight #nature #beautyofnature #beautywithin #shineyourlight #bluevolcano
  • 7 2 1 hour ago
  • ‘You’re a bit too skinny and could do with a few pounds on.’ A friend told me.
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‘Wow, you’re so skinny and frail.’ How my boss greeted me upon returning to work after being signed off for 6 weeks. She was also a bully.
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One of these women was obese, the other one’s nickname was Miss Piggy.
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Had the conversations been reversed, I am pretty certain I would have been unfriended and HR would have seriously intervened.
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I am not extra sensitive and these are not one-offs.
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Body-shaming is not OK.
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Unless you’re my mother or a close friend, AND I am starving or eating myself into an early grave, OR we are in a professional setting, where I’ve come to seek your thoughts on my body, keep your opinions and beliefs to yourself.
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Yes, context matters.
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‘Lucky you, you don’t have to worry about a second slice of cake’, next to the cake stand at work. It’s not luck exactly, but these words are OK. For me.
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Girlfriends talking bodies is totally cool. Compliments are also fine.
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However, skinny shaming is just as bad as fat shaming. Both are VERY wrong. The damage is real. This kind of body talk has got to stop.
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It’s not just me. This type of stuff resurfaces often in client sessions.
Young kids, girls and boys, are subjected to this type of talk from an early age. It’s not just trivial kids chatter.
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We have to shift the conversation FROM the body TO the person, and be more mindful about what we say. You may not have thought about it that way? That’s OK. This is food for thought.
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Calling someone *big* or *fat* is deemed so very wrong and politically incorrect. And it is. The opposite is also true.
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What you think is *wrong* with the way my body looks to you, TRULY doesn’t interest me. 
I can take it and it won’t mean much to me. And I’ll probably tell you this in the face these days.
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But a lot of people have body image issues and these comments can be hurtful and unnecessary. This kind of talk is not nourishing, enriching, expanding or truly connecting.
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We are WAY more than our physical bodies. Unless someone asks you for your opinion on their body, keep those to yourself pls.💖 Cont.⬇️
  • ‘You’re a bit too skinny and could do with a few pounds on.’ A friend told me.
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    ‘Wow, you’re so skinny and frail.’ How my boss greeted me upon returning to work after being signed off for 6 weeks. She was also a bully.
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    One of these women was obese, the other one’s nickname was Miss Piggy.
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    Had the conversations been reversed, I am pretty certain I would have been unfriended and HR would have seriously intervened.
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    I am not extra sensitive and these are not one-offs.
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    Body-shaming is not OK.
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    Unless you’re my mother or a close friend, AND I am starving or eating myself into an early grave, OR we are in a professional setting, where I’ve come to seek your thoughts on my body, keep your opinions and beliefs to yourself.
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    Yes, context matters.
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    ‘Lucky you, you don’t have to worry about a second slice of cake’, next to the cake stand at work. It’s not luck exactly, but these words are OK. For me.
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    Girlfriends talking bodies is totally cool. Compliments are also fine.
    ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
    However, skinny shaming is just as bad as fat shaming. Both are VERY wrong. The damage is real. This kind of body talk has got to stop.
    ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
    It’s not just me. This type of stuff resurfaces often in client sessions.
    Young kids, girls and boys, are subjected to this type of talk from an early age. It’s not just trivial kids chatter.
    ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
    We have to shift the conversation FROM the body TO the person, and be more mindful about what we say. You may not have thought about it that way? That’s OK. This is food for thought.
    ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
    Calling someone *big* or *fat* is deemed so very wrong and politically incorrect. And it is. The opposite is also true.
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    What you think is *wrong* with the way my body looks to you, TRULY doesn’t interest me.
    I can take it and it won’t mean much to me. And I’ll probably tell you this in the face these days.
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    But a lot of people have body image issues and these comments can be hurtful and unnecessary. This kind of talk is not nourishing, enriching, expanding or truly connecting.
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    We are WAY more than our physical bodies. Unless someone asks you for your opinion on their body, keep those to yourself pls.💖 Cont.⬇️
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