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

#MightyThoughts: Accomplishments are Powerful

Take it slow as you become more and more patient with your progress. Take one step at a time, giving yourself small tasks to be proud of.

With grace, you will find peace and power in those simple accomplishments. That, in itself, is a step forward in your goals.

Some days are more difficult than others, but that does not mean whatever you do get done is no less wonderful and brave.

Your accomplishments are what make you stronger and capable of doing more. The joy you feel because you accomplished something will make it easier the next time you find yourself in a stuck space.

You did it before, you can do it again.

Affirmation: I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to.

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

Bulletin: Making Decisions

Making choices and decisions require time, effort, knowledge, and patience. As we navigate and explore our options, we may find ourselves overwhelmed and strained from weighing the options that will determine the next steps we will have to take.

These next steps will challenge us in how we view ourselves and whether certain options outweigh the others.

As you weigh your options remember:

  • You are capable of success.
  • You are able to make the decisions yourself.
  • It is ok to ask for help.
  • It is ok to say no to opportunities that are not a good fit.
  • Give yourself time to think and evaluate.
  • Never make decisions to try to make someone else happy.
  • Make the decision based on what’s best for you.
  • Think about who you are as you navigate your options.
  • Think about your strengths, weaknesses, boundaries, limits, and truths.
  • Stay true to yourself as you make decisions that will change your life.
  • Be brave and courageous.
  • Try something new.
  • Be patient and kind to yourself.

Making decisions and evaluating options and choices is mentally draining. As we know better ourselves in each opportunity, we become better at making those choices and are content with those decisions after.

Keep trying. Stay motivated. Stay focused.

You are worthy of the life you see for yourself.

Posted in BayArt Articles, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Other Publications, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Talk

BayArt Article: 4 Affirmations to Remember When you Find Yourself with Self-Doubt

Link: 4 Affirmations to Remember When you Find Yourself With Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is crippling, paralyzing, and can prohibit the progress of what the immediate or far future may contain. While we wallow in our self-doubt and sink into procrastination, we think of every possible scenario that will lead to failure. We don’t see ourselves as people that are capable, able, or good enough for our own aspirations or ambitions. Self-doubt can be because of anxiety and constantly thinking about the future, or it can be because we are afraid and unable to see ourselves in our own potential.

These are four affirmations to remember if you find yourself in self-doubt…

Posted in Creative Writing, Declarations, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Potential and Worth, Power, Self-Talk

#Writeitdown Declaration to Live by and Internalize: It is My Choice

I will make decisions based on what’s best for me and who I am.

I will know myself, love myself, and not work simply to survive.

I will give myself time and be patient with my process.

I will hold my head up when my answer is no and proudly keep striving for what’s best for me.

I will work hard and keep looking.

I will know who I am in this process.

I will not live for anyone else but myself.

My mistakes will be my own and I will take responsibility for my life.

I will be great.

I know I can be great.

#livinginyour20s #earlylifedecisionmaking

Posted in Confessions, Reflection, What Just Happened: Personal Anecdotes

#MeToo…

*Trigger Warning*

My #metoo story

When I was in middle school, on my way to school one day, a grown man grabbed my butt. Startled and confused I looked back trembling to see him smiling as he walked away in satisfaction of his actions. I did not know this man. There were hundreds of kids around as it was by a high school and bus stop. I trembled the rest of the day, could feel my nerves all of sudden feel uneasy. I avoid the area where this happened to me. I feel uncomfortable to be alone outside sometimes. I’m hyperaware when I’m alone and often paranoid to walk by large groups of guys.
What’s happening now makes me more uncomfortable and afraid then I was before. The power I lost that day was unreal. To see so many women coming out in #metoo, to express their hopelessness in this country’s justice system to help makes me disgusted. To read the comments on these posts of people justifying these actions because of a loss of time or lack of evidence makes me furious. No one saw what happened to me that day, where there were swarms of people. I didn’t think what happened to me mattered. I didn’t understand what was going on. I didn’t grasp the idea that this was not ok. All I felt was a loss of self and of safety. I just want to feel safe again. When will I feel safe again?

It was a lot to think about this today. To think how often sexual assault, rape, and harassment happens on a daily basis. As women, we have to always be aware, be awake, and be looking out for our safety. It’s not fair for us to live like this. I’ve been disgruntled and uncomfortable all month.

Stay safe and be careful. It’s never your fault if these horrible things have happened to you (whether you’re a man or a woman).

I love you and I’m here if anyone wants to vent.

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

SWT 100 Notes Note 30: Bravery Challenge

Task yourself with bravery today. Do something different, something that moves you from your comfort place into a place of change. Show yourself that change is possible and you’re worthy of peace from the change.

Move some things around. Organize. Plan. Take one risk. Know yourself enough to know what you can do and what you can’t. Become more of who you see yourself as.

Cut the procrastination. Do what you have to do, now.

Be brave with me.

Posted in Challenges, Confessions, Creations, Creative Writing, Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Love, Potential and Worth, Power, Reflection, Self-Care, Self-Talk

Bulletin Challenge: What Do You See When You Look at Yourself?

When I look at myself, this is what I see. I see someone who is able, but troubled, someone who loves, who cares, a fighter, a creator, a writer, a empath. When I see myself, I see someone who is many things. I see someone who has the power to be someone. I see change. I see struggle. I see growth.

Look at yourself. What do you see?

Make sure to look at all parts of you. All the parts that make you someone.

Sometimes we look at ourselves and we don’t know what we see. We don’t know who we are.

Look at yourself and tell me what you see.

You are a beautiful multifaceted masterpiece. It’s not enough to look at our pain and let it define all of who we are. We have to break ourselves a part to get to every piece of jewel.

We have so much in us that we toss to the side. We must dig deep to find our drive and our will to continously know who we are.

Let’s find our light together.

Heal with me.

Comment below what you see when you look at yourself. Focus on everything (not just the good or the bad, but remember to be gentle with yourself). And as we begin to see, we begin to reflect and to grow in our self-acceptance.

Posted in Keep Moving: Motivation and Inspiration, Potential and Worth, Power, The Mighty

#MightyThoughts: This Morning #WeHaveMightyPower

Today we are brave.

Today we are courageous.

Today we are going to see our value and capabilities.

Today and everyday we have purpose and we have willpower.

We will not look down on ourselves for having bad days.

We have strength today.

We have strength everyday.

Link to thought on The Mighty: This Morning #WeHaveMightyPower

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

#Writeitdown Declarations to Live by and Internalize: I will Tell my Story

Your life is your story, and your story gives birth to your purpose (or I should say you realizing your purpose). Who you are and what you are is what gives you life and what will make you feel joy. Find yourself as you navigate your story, find power, and know your greatness. Be open and vulnerable, but only when you’re ready. Be ready for all the opportunities that will open up once you venture into the realm of self-acceptance.

Posted in Confessions, Other Accomplishments

I’m Featured in a Newspaper Article!

From Facebook memes to gaming platforms: Where college students turn when they can’t discuss mental illness on campus

Nina Rondon is a 24-year-old Latina woman who grew up in a conservative Christian family in Brooklyn. She has suffered from anxiety and depression for several years but initially didn’t know how to describe her experience.

“Especially in the Latinx community, you don’t want to say you have depression,” Rondon said. “You don’t get treatment. You pray about it.”

Read more in the link above in article by Aneri Pattani