We spent a few days biking with @jessblackmun and Tim up here in Whistler for her birthday! We camped together, made an epic bonfire, drank many ciders, and laughed a lot. She and Tim brought their cat, Sushi, to help sniff out any last mice that might’ve lingered in the bus. Thankfully, there were no more mice. We hit a black diamond trail that felt like an adult playground tucked away in the forest. “A River Runs Through It,” put us all to the test: slippery tree roots, double-drop teeter-totters, windy wooden bridges wrapping around trees - all heavily wet from the week’s rain. A little over half way through the trail we came across forest service and we’re asked, “what inspired you guys to do the trail backwards?” That’s when we collectively laughed and agreed, this trail made more sense going the opposite direction we had been riding. Haha! - Thanks Tim and Jess for the fun and motivating us to face those fears! - Be sure to follow @jessblackmun if you want to be inspired to try yoga poses, mountain bike, eat healthy, and/or watch cat videos posted on her stories. 🥳 - #heyletsgo#hydroflask#faceyourfears @hydroflask
Have you ever suppressed a thought or feeling or desire because it was just too big, too scary, too potentially life-altering? That was my survival mechanism for a long time, until earlier this year when I decided I couldn't hide from myself anymore. I'd been living the life I had actively built for myself. I had the Ivy League law degree (and the debt to prove it), and I had friends and family I loved and hobbies that excited me. I lived alone in a major city, albeit in a "convertible studio." My work as a lawyer for survivors of sexual violence was noble and meaningful, and it was exactly what I'd hoped to do. I was physically healthy and there was nothing wrong at all. But the deepest parts of myself knew I wasn't truly content or fulfilled. Fear about what that would mean crept in and threatened to suffocate me. What if all those years of education were for nothing? Did I choose the wrong path? If all the things I thought I wanted didn't make me happy, what would? Would I need to completely start over and create a new life? Those thoughts terrified and overwhelmed me, and they were too much. So I buried them. In January, I committed to pursuing joy in as many ways as I could think of. One of those ways was through therapy. I knew I had to finally face my own self. After the first session, I felt so much lighter. The simple act of beginning to talk about those feelings and fears instead of ignoring them allowed me to feel a sense of hope and peace that I hadn't felt in a long time. Speaking about the thoughts that overwhelmed me took away some of their power over me. I'm still trying to figure out my path. I'm still trying to sort out what my soul's purpose is. But I am finally listening to my heart and trusting that it knows the way. And I can feel the sun reaching those dark corners of myself where my fears once lived in secret, and flowers are blooming there.💜☀️🌺
Today I am sharing a message that is so important and brings awareness to the mental health community. The topic is “The Christian, The Church and Mental Health. The images I am sharing are from what @annvoskamp shared on her blog. I highly recommend you head over to her account so you can read. I also share this as I know firsthand what it is like to be a Christian and struggle with mental health. For 12 years of my 14 year battle with OCD, Anxiety and Depression I struggled as I felt it was up to me as a Christian to take my thoughts captive. I felt it was my lack of faith and trust in God that I was struggling to give up control of this illness that had such a stronghold on my life. Yet if I were to tell myself back then what I knew now. I would have been in treatment getting medical care long ago. I now realize my illness is in my brain which is no different than having an illness like cancer in another part of your body. God gives doctors and therapists such a special gift to treat and care for those who are sick and hurting. Why not get the help we desperately need. If you are someone like me who is struggling in this area, please know that God does not want you to suffer in pain and in silence. He opened the doors to the most amazing therapist, doctor and Intensive Outpatient Program I could ever ask for. I know He used these gifted care providers to help me. I can now confidently share with others that there is absolutely no shame or guilt in receiving the treatment I did. Thank you @annvoskamp for the powerful message you shared to spread awareness on Mental Health! #mentalhealthisreal#depressionisreal#nomoreshame#mentalhealthstigma#suicidepreventionmonth#suicideawareness#annvoskamp#seekhelp#mentalhealthandthechurch
Inside there is a tiny voice whispering, calling, cheering, encouraging you forward through the fog, the shadows, and the complete darkness. It’s crying out in bright, crowded daylight. It’s whispering and bouncing around inside your head at night when you can’t sleep. This is your intuition—an endless stream of power, guiding you down your own, personal straight and narrow path. When you ignore it, you find yourself feeling lost. When you listen and follow the instructions it gives, you feel elated, energized, engaged, acknowledged, and in the zone. You know deep in your heart what you want + what you need. Your intuition tells you constantly. Sometimes, you get so comfortable being told by external forces how to act, what to think, where to go, and why you should say certain things, but not others you forget to listen to your truth. Be honest with yourself and say yes to what feels good to your soul. Say no when you know it’s not a good fit or it doesn’t feel right. The hardest thing to learn is how to identify what feels bad like danger and what feels uncomfortable like growth. Like any muscle, your intuition needs to work frequently to get stronger. Trusting your own honest opinion about situations as they rise will build strength. Flex your feelings! Be real with yourself. Say yes when you know it’s good for you, even if you mislabel that excitement as fear. YES and NO require the same amount of energy to say, but the aftermath can cost more than a little time + effort. Remember saying yes to one thing means saying no to something else. Saying no invites opportunities to say yes. Let it be easy. It’s either a YES or a NO. Both determine how you grow. Follow @quartzandcoal for more posts like this!
When you’re trying to achieve a meaningful and valuable goal, at some point you’ll think one or more of the following: 1 - Wow this is harder than I thought 😫 2 - Why is this taking so long?🤷🏽♀️ 3 - I’m getting nowhere with this. 🙄 4 - I can’t do this. What was I thinking? 🤦🏽♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Never give up! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the next few days, I’ll be posting some strategies for overcoming the urge to QUIT! #staytuned#nevergiveup#nickyfyah#faceyourfears#neverquit
You gain strength,courage & confidence by every experience. You must do the things which you think you cannot do. @skydivesussex did help me conquer the fear of Sky diving💃🏻 #faceyourfears#skydive#skydiving#heights#ididit#youcandoit#happyme#blessed 🙏
Vi kör omtagning på denna. Varför? Det blev så. Ibland råkar någon trycka på publicera knappen lite snabbt! Har du också känt såhär? Jag heter Hanna och jobbar på Bruce. Jag har alltid fått höra att jag har dålig taktkänsla. Antagligen för att det stämmer. Men jag har också alltid tyckt att dans är bland det coolaste som finns. Jag har alltid velat kunna dansa, men ursäktat mig med min dåliga taktkänsla innan jag ens försökt. Att dansa är läskigt för mig. Men livet handlar om att göra saker som är läskiga. Det handlar om att utmana sig själv och testa saker man vill göra fastän andra säger nej. Så när jag var på Fryshuset och såg dom här stjärnorna dansa kände jag att nu får det vara nog. Nu ska jag sluta vara rädd. Nu ska jag dansa. Så nu är det raka vägen in i appen för att boka in mig på ett danspass på Fryshuset! Vad är du rädd för att testa? Vi gör det tillsammans! #faceyourfears med Bruce.
On 9.14.19, it was my 5 year anniversary as an independent health coach. . . Over these years I've dedicated my time to help so many people with their own health and fitness journeys and it's an honor to be able to do this. Not only do I keep them accountable but they do the same for me. . . This lifestyle isn't easy but it's damn sure worth it. Thank you to all my family, friends, online accountibility groups and most of all my team of amazing people that stand in my corner every single day, no matter what. . . Cheers to 5 years of helping others and many more to come 💞🏋️♀️🍏
I did a thing today. . I took a ballet class for the first time in 7 years. Since I dropped out of my ballet company freshman year of college. Since I ended my dance career abruptly. During that 7 year hiatus I battled thyroid issues and an autoimmune disease, graduated with my bachelors degree, got married, and had a baby. I had a lot of nerves going into class today. Would I suck? Would I feel triggered? . I did it anyway. . And? It felt really really good. Yoga has kept me limber and I am thankful for that. It shocked me how the muscle memory came right back! Overall I was proud of myself. Wearing my leotard and tights from high school, taking class at the same barre was so nostalgic. I have wanted to do this for years. . Once a dancer, always a dancer 💃
This is EXTREMELY deep. Think about this for a minute.... . . Where are you investing your energy? Is it in things that make you happy? That make you feel limitless? Is it in things that help you grow as a person? In people who help you succeed? . . Or... are you investing your energy in things that drain you? Stress you out? Depress you? What about the people around you? Are you investing all of your energy in a friend who just brings you down? Someone who’s always negative, making excuses for everything, or even talking you OUT of becoming a better you?? . . Think about it. Hard. . . You will not get anywhere if you continue to spend your energy/investments on things and people that keep you where you are currently at right now. You want to grow and you NEED to grow and succeed. But you rely on other people or things to determine whether or not you should do that thing you wanna do... . . It’s okay to think for yourself and not ask the opinion of another person. They don’t know you like you know you. Maybe you think they know everything about you, when in reality, they don’t. You know what’s best for you. You know what you need to do. . . Let’s get you to the success you crave deep down. I am here to help you. I am here to guide you and teach you. The mind is a powerful thing and I am here to help you shift your beliefs towards what you need. I am here to help you out of that dark place. Once you start taking care of yourself, body and mind, you will become unstoppable. 💞
Watch as I share more of what got to where I am today and if you’re interested in this class get in my DM’S as it’s only being offered for 36 more hours and there is a unique password that I would LOVE to share with you. ♥️♥️💃
Conquering my fears has been coming up a lot for me lately. I've been experiencing new things that I didn't really think would bring out certain feelings + it's interesting to see how my body reacts in those situations. I lose my breath, my heart rate increases, tears are shed & I basically turn into a ball of anxiety. When this happens though, I have a choice. I can choose to allow my anxiety consume me, spiraling out of control or I can choose to bring awareness back to my body, breath deep, focus and trust again that I (and the Universe) are back in control. Whether it's conquering your fear of quitting your job, talking to your partner, choosing recovery, trying something new -- the more & more that you put yourself into scenarios that scare you, the more resilient you become. Give yourself the opportunity to grow. Give yourself the chance to prove you're capable of overcoming your fears. ⚡ #faceyourfears#fuckfear#digdeepbreathedeep 📷: @houseoftimmerman
🌟🌟Fear is an illusion 🌟🌟 It is merely the anticipation of pain. We create the story in our mind of the perceived pain and then we grow the story bigger and bigger by giving our attention to it. Fear can be paralyzing and keep us from doing the simplest of tasks all the way to reaching that next level version of ourselves But that’s only IF we allow Fear (the story we create) to WIN! Fear is the opposite of Love on the emotional tone scale and Fear can not exist in the same space as the emotion of Love or Gratitude! ✨✨Don’t believe me? Try to feel FEAR when you are in the highest state of Love and/or Gratitude!✨✨ So What if you faced your fears with LOVE and Gratitude?? What if the you told the thing that you are fearing the most that you are Grateful and Thankful for it showing up? Try this the next time you are feeling paralyzed with fear. Fear shows up and you state your fear (out loud) followed by “and I’m so grateful and thankful for this fear!” Repeat this until the feeling of fear is replaced with a sigh of relief that it’s gone! You take away its Power when you give LOVE & GRATITUDE to your Fear! Face and even Chase YOUR FEARS - that’s where you will find the next level version of yourself!!!!