Keywords: About me , From the heart , Sadje’s View , You Asked , keepitalive , RoryAsks
I like this woman that I see in the mirror because she has learned to accept life as it is and lives in the now.
Keywords: Mental Health , Wholistic Wellness , abuse , attachment , change , healing , integrity , joy , love , narcissism , trauma , trauma healing , wellness
I’m realizing I’ll have to give it to myself awkwardly. Flailingly, insufficiently… but, at least consistently. Semi-consistently. Enough to show me that I am here most of the time.
Keywords: Life in general , Personal Growth
For years I had disconnected myself from my own needs. I had found that ignoring them was a survival strategy, experience had taught me that I was safer that way. This wasn’t a sustainable approach. I’d become so good at hiding and ignoring my needs that I spent years going through life numb to the good experiences I should have been having. All my actions were routed in expectations and obligations. When that got too much for me I turned to food, drink and drugs to fuel actions. It was ok that I needed to spend the day in bed, it was a hangover rather than depression caused by my unhealed trauma. It’s fine that I drank before I went out, that was me being savvy with money as I wouldn’t spend so much at the club. My binge eating was tied to the days when I was suffering malnutrition from before my adoption (I don’t recall that, I think I may have made it up. I recall walking to collect water with a container on my head as part of my chores, but never hunger…) and the list of justified negative behaviour that sustained the numbing of my emotions is endless. This was never sustainable, and that’s a good thing.
Keywords: thoughts , mentalhealth , selflovejourney
I know self-love is a journey been there done that. But I didn’t believe or dared to even think that I could lose the love for myself. I fell out of love with myself, which, let me tell you – sucks. I’d like to say of myself that I’m very self-aware -which I still believe I am. However, I don’t understand how I could be self-aware and yet still go down this road of falling “out of love” with myself. I’m not sure how it happened. I do have a few ideas which I’m not going to share publicly because that is a very personal issue, but let’s move on.https://anitaklos.com/2021/07/07/i-am
Keywords: mental health , blog , experiences , healing , loving myself , me , mental health , moving on , recovery , self love , starting over , therapy , thoughts , wellness
I am finding that I have so much work to do in regards to getting comfortable with myself and relying on me. The only sure way to do this is to actually start focusing on myself!https://remaining-myself.com/2021/06/11/learning-to-focus-on-myself
Keywords: forgiveness , Happiness , joy , mindfulness , shame
These are people who get real about things, they accept vulnerability, they admit their mistakes, they practice mindfulness, have the difficult conversations that need to happen and recognize that we, meaning each and everyone of us, are dealing with the same things. They recognize that we have shared human experiences with a variety of issues and that we are not alone in our madness… in fact… our madness is quite common.https://sorsha60.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/dealing-with-shame