Posted in Creative Writing, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health

I Am Still A Masterpiece

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I am a masterpiece…

Despite the misaligned parts of me…

the depths of my shadow make me feel like a black hole…a never ending cycle of unfortunate events.

I am a masterpiece…

Despite the unwarranted attachments to the ideals and ideas that resemble the finish line of what I’ve been chasing after.

The messy boundaries, the tsunami of emotions that overpower the logical parts of me.

I am still a masterpiece…

Even after the labels, stamps, post-its, and reminders that maybe I wasn’t born to be.

Maybe the symptoms, sleepless nights, ruminating thoughts, or the clouds I ride to hide from certain parts of me.

I. Am. A. Masterpiece.

No matter who I’m with, or what I’ve done. No matter the sicknesses, or shame, or guilt, or grief.

The carefully crafted intricacies of who I am, the paint strokes of my personality, the network of veins, the heart that pumps blood, feels in bright red, my eyes that see, nose that smells, tongue that taste. All that I am is immeasurable. Unable to fit comfortably by the shackles of definitions.

The universe sleeps within my soul. I am more.

My energy contagious, spreading peace with every breath I breathe. This is me.

I am a masterpiece.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Self-Care, Self-Talk, The Mighty, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: Pick a Butterfly

Activity

Choose a butterfly and follow the prompt that goes with that butterfly. 

Orange butterfly: List three things that make you smile .
Blue butterfly: where is your favorite place to go to relax?
Yellow butterfly: describe a moment where you felt brave.

Note: feel free to choose more than one butterfly! 


My Reflection

I choose the orange and blue butterflies.
Orange butterfly: Three things that make me smile are my dogs, spending time with my family, and sharing my mental health story to help others feel empowered. 
Blue butterfly: My favorite place to go to relax is my bedroom with all of my pillows. 


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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Love, Mental Health, Potential and Worth, Self-Talk

Keep Going. You Are Doing Great.

It’s okay to be proud of the progress you’ve made thus far. It might not be where you would like to be, or where you thought you’d be, but regardless, it’s amazing how much work you’ve put in to get to this point. Continue on the path that’s best for you. Alignment comes to those who are consistent in their pursuit to get to where they know they deserve.

Keep going.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care

What Is Your Body Telling You?

Want to know how to feel your emotions and grow in self-awareness?

Start by understanding how your emotions feel in your body. Do you feel anxiety or fear in your stomach? Maybe stress as headaches or body fatigue? Identify the body sensation with the emotion that goes with it. Listen to what your body is telling you and learn how to honor your body’s needs.


What is your body telling you today?

My body is telling me to slow down and not push myself too hard. My body is also telling me to work on my insomnia and get more rest.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Care, Self-Talk

Break Toxic Cycles

Notice patterns and habits that you pick up from parents, guardians, or family members. The awareness that your behavior resembles that of those who raised you can aid in understanding who you want to be. Some of those behaviors are toxic cycles being passed down through generations. Do you want to continue those cycles and behaviors? It’s okay to go on your own path and do something different. It’s okay to break cycles you no longer want to continue either with yourself or how you raise your own family. Change the course of your life. Break cycles that don’t serve you and your growth.

Posted in Mental Health, Self-Care, The Pencil Case on The Mighty

Pencil Case Prompts: What’s Your Favorite Song?

Activity

Who loves music as much as I do?!🖐
Let’s share some of our all time favorites.

🎼 What is your favorite song?
🎶What music do you like listening to?
🎵What’s your favorite genre? 


My Reflection

Right now, my favorite song is “Just Like You” by NF. I really love to listen to music I can relate to that helps me feel like I’m not alone. 


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Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Quotes, Self-Care

You Are Deserving of Balance in Your Relationships

Friendly reminder that relationships, whether romantic, familial, or platonic deserve to be tended to with effort, consistency, balance, reciprocity, and respect.

Note: You are not “too much”. It’s okay to stand up for yourself. Accept only what you deserve.

Side Note: Having needs doesn’t mean you are “needy.” Understand the work you need to do within yourself to grow in self-awareness. Know the difference between what you need from yourself and what healthy balanced relationships looks like for you.

Not everyone you meet will be apart of your story. Not everyone you know will remain in your story. The ones that stay, return, or want to make the relationship work regardless of the challenges and differences will be well worth the effort.

Your energy is sacred.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Mental Health, Quotes, Self-Care

Are You Experiencing Life Transitions?

It’s okay to be gentle with yourself during transitions in your life. Whether it be moving to a new home, changing doctors/therapists, trying something new, starting a new job/change in finances, changing schools, losing friends, experiencing a breakup, grieving the loss of a love one, or letting go of someone you love and care about, transitions are difficult to cope with.

Learning to adjust and adapt to change is challenging and that’s okay. Know that you are not alone and you can give yourself time to grieve whatever it is you are moving forward from.

Give yourself permission to feel whatever emotions come up with change and reach out if you need to. Your feelings and experiences are valid no matter how “big” or “small” the change.

I love you.