Ironically this last #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
I’ve been riddled with low self esteem. When I feel like this I become extremely forgetful. I forget that this is not me. I forget that I am capable and confident and beautiful inside and out. I forget my self care routine. I forget that I have people in my life who love me, want to be with me and who I can trust and connect with and talk to. When your self worth is low, you treat yourself as if you are nothing and hide yourself away. That’s where the dark gets in, like black ink leaking into crystal clear water, blocking out any sunlight.
I am blessed to have a group of people who know how to help me out of it. I have a programme in place and tools I can reach for that guide me back to myself. Not everyone is so lucky. If someone you know has disappeared from conversations or regular contact, reach out and check in, don’t settle for an “I’m fine” from them (that’s my favourite brush off and hide line). You might be the hand in the dark that can jolt them back out into the world again. We all need reminding every now and then that we matter and that we are worth our weight in gold.
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you were saving this photo
for when it would be true,
for when you would indeed
from the constant and harassing thoughts about food;
from the resentment toward those women who should have protected you, and the men never held accountable.
i know you didn’t want to post this photo until
you were certainly free
from financial worry
and from love expressed in bullying and criticism which has targeted your body—misguided love that punches the same tender spot,
over and over.
But look up, daughter,
look up, child of the most high.
Fix your carmel tiger eyes
look up and remember
that we are here for a fleeting amount of time,
and I am leading your body
So, post the photo, oh precious one.
and turn the knob all the way
until you see that big ball of fire in the sky giving of its entire self
for the life and the care of My universe.
go on, daughter,
go out there
you are free,
#iamfreefreeindeed #ihaveanewname #conversationswithgod #shereadstruth #shrillhulu #watercolortattoo #hummingbirdtattoo #daughteroftheking #daughterofthemosthigh #gracenotperfection #cultivatewhatmatters #openthedoor #celebraterecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #thetwelvesteps #twelvesteprecovery
I sat in my twelve-step meeting tonight with a lot of brave people. The topic was the dreaded fourth step. Some people had not started working the steps yet. Others have worked them many times.
The old-timers like myself, know how hard it is to look at yourself for the first time. We know how hard it is to look at both the good and the not-so-good. But, we also are able to share how great it feels once you discover that the goal of this step is to help us grow into the image that God holds for us.
I took this picture of my husband at a farm where he grew up. My camera focused on the weed instead of my husband. The details are so clear on that weed. But, you can barely make out what my husband looks like.
Are you giving too much attention to the weeds? Recovery is about gaining perspective of reality.
The spiritual exercises ask us to look at the history of sin. From that, we can learn how we all fall short. We are not unique. This being human means that we are limited.
🌵calling your sponsor is easier than hugging a cactus!
Afternoon loves!! So, last weekend I cancelled Che Yoga classes to attend the Yoga of 12-Step Recovery certification training with the brilliant Nikki Myers.
Like other great yoga trainings, this training brought me face to face with myself - the love and unresolved fears within me. In that respect, I worked harder for this certificate than any other I've received and I wanted to share this moment with you all.
No matter how things seem on the outside, the work needed on the inside never stops. But, the way that work brings you closer to other people is worth all of the effort! 👩🏾🎓🙏🏿❤🧘🏾♀️ Namaste', hugs, & love! Dea | Che Yoga #yoga #yogatraining #yogini #certification #twelvesteprecovery #chemobileyoga