❝ How come every other organ in your body can get sick and you get sympathy, except your brain? ❞
—— Ruby Wax 
Wednesday, 17th of September
Tuesday, 16th of September

All the external adoration, respect and adulation in the word, can’t drown out the internal voices that tell us, we are not good enough and unworthy of; happiness, love and an abundant life. When we need others to tell us were amazing, worthy and lovable, in order to feel good about ourselves, it is never enough. It goes into the bottomless pit where our inherent self-worth should be. It may feel like we are reaching out to receive love, but in actuality, we are seeking external noise to help drown out our negative core beliefs.

Love blossoms from the inside out. That is why it is so important to do the work necessary to heal our emotional wounds, to love ourselves and stand strong in who we are. Only then, are we truly free to give and receive love, unconditionally and in abundance.

—— Jaeda DeWalt (via observando)
Monday, 15th of September

If you lie on the ground in complete silence and place your hand over your heart, you can feel your heart beat softly against your palm.

And I swear, it is the most humbling experience you will ever have with your body. 

Monday, 15th of September
Sunday, 14th of September
❝ The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. ❞
—— Buddha (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Saturday, 13th of September

Healing will not look the way you want it to.

When you’re healing from past wounds and emotional scars, from toxic people and experiences or staggering insecurities, there’s one thing you should know: Healing will not look the way you want it to. 

Your healed self will not look like the idealized version in your mind of the “new and improved” you. It may be filled with more relapses than life changing epiphanies or sudden breakthroughs. It may take longer or shorter. It may make you feel whole and excited for what’s to come or completely lost as if you can’t function without the struggle. It may involve several people or just one. You might be able to say, I’m healed now, or you might have no freaking idea if anything’s working or what that even means.Maybe it means therapy or medication. Maybe it doesn’t. It won’t look like your friend’s or your family’s or the examples in self help books and online support forums. There is no certainty in the process other than that you will heal. You will. There is no doubt about this. 

Healing takes place when you get rid of the agenda, the timeline, the expectations and external pressures to please and participate in the world as you think you should. Take a deep breath and let it go. All of it. Let go of your expectations. There’s no need for any of that.

Imagine a bruise on your body. It’s tender, sore, and if you keep hitting the same spot, it won’t heal. In fact, it’ll get worse. Treat your own healing process the same. Don’t inflict any more pain on what’s already damaged, be gentle with the sore and tender spots of your heart and mind. If your self esteem is damaged, how will it heal if you’re treating it like a punching bag, beating it down with negative, critical comments? If your body image is damaged, how will it heal if you’re comparing yourself to your friends or scrolling through thinspo blogs every chance you get? 

This is not about what you can achieve or who you can become. It’s about YOU recognizing that you’re good enough now. And letting yourself recognize this more and more every day until you start to live and breathe each day believing that you are good enough. That you deserve to feel good about yourself now. That the difficult times, the fears, the mistakes, the insecurities, the addictions, all of that deserves your acceptance because they’re a part of you. They just don’t define you. 

Because within you is a tremendous amount of love and joy and strength and it’s not something you need to find anywhere else. It’s been with you all along. So claim it. Let the healing take its course. 

Saturday, 13th of September
Saturday, 13th of September
❝ Today I choose to feel the pain of sitting through a feeling, the terror in realizing that I am powerless over so many things, and the joy in knowing that I do not experience these things alone. I fight my feet when they beg me to run and battle my mind in its attempts to protect me from remembering the things I worked so hard to forget. Today is a constant war for healing. It is filled with promise and potential. ❞
—— Renee Yohe (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Sunday, 7th of September
❝ Strange isn’t it? That we seem to think you have to be perfect to be good. ❞
—— (via c0ntemplations)
Sunday, 7th of September
Saturday, 6th of September
❝ You deserve it. You are worth it. You are loved. You don’t need to justify it. You are worth it. You are worth it. You are worth every bit of it. ❞
—— Repeat until you believe it
Friday, 5th of September



“Not Everything is About You”

I actually find this to be a really comforting thought. I got to be a lot less anxious once I realized that everyone else is too busy being worried what other people think of them to be concerned with what they think of me.

Friday, 5th of September
Friday, 5th of September
❝ It’s not a big deal that you gained weight. Honestly, in the big picture, who cares? Did you live life the way you wanted to? Did you have fun? Did you find people you love? Did you learn lots of interesting things? That’s probably what you’re gonna care about when you’re at your death bed, not about the fact that you “gained weight” when you were 21. ❞
—— My 18 year old brother, when i was freaking out about my recovery weight gain.  (via thephilyptian)
Friday, 5th of September