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#CheckInWithMe: Choose An Affirmation

What affirmation are you taking from your affirmation journal today? 📖

1. I take my time and prioritize my needs. My needs are important.

2. I am enough.

3. It’s okay for me to ask for help.

4. I am worthy of love, kindness and acceptance.

5. I am making great progress. I am proud of myself.

Note: Feel free to choose as many affirmations as you would like or add some of if you own.

You can find this activity in the Check In With Me group on The Mighty here as well.

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I Release. I Welcome. I’m Ready.

Take a deep breath and say this affirmation with me:

I release any and everything not aligned with my highest good. I welcome possibilities and opportunities for peace, growth and love of all kinds. I’m ready to receive.

Reminder: You are worthy of receiving what is good. Accept what is and continue to create pathways for abundance to enter your energy. As you navigate your daily thoughts and ideas, know when to release what is not serving you and act when opportunities arise. Continue to be the creator.

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Pencil Case Prompts: Activities and Encouraging Words Reflections


What is your favorite outside activity?

What is your favorite activity to do outdoors? Perhaps you like to ski in the winter, go to the beach when it’s warm out, or even take a walk in the rain in the middle of spring. What activity do you love to participate in the most?

My Reflection

For me it’s taking a long walk in a park on a breezy spring afternoon 🌳🏞️.

What about you?

Feel free to share your favorite outdoor activity in the comments below!

Join the conversation here in The Pencil Case on!


Write an encouraging note to yourself for the week ahead.

It’s the start of a new week Pencil Case family! Let’s start off the week with encouraging notes to ourselves 🌱🌟. Feel free to make your note an affirmation, reminder, song lyric, quote, funny saying, letter, or pep talk!

My Reflection

Here is my note:

Dear Nina,

You are worthy of good things, love, and happy moments. Continue to do your best! Don’t forget to meditate and drink water this week 👀🚰🧘♂. I love you.


Bonus: Write your note on a piece of paper or somewhere where you can see it as a daily reminder this week!

Join this conversation here also in The Pencil Case on The Mighty!

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Mental Health Warriors, You are Worthy of Success and Fulfillment

If you’re like me and have a mental health diagnosis, I want to remind you that you are a strong, resilient and powerful warrior. No matter the obstacles you’re presented with, you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. You are worthy and capable of a successful and fulfilling life. You got this!

Sending love and hugs to whoever may be struggling right now 🦋.

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Write an encouraging message to your younger self. 


Write an encouraging message to your younger self. 

If you could go back in time, what messages would you tell your younger self? What advice, reminders or positive words about mental health, self-care and self-love do you think would be helpful for your younger self to hear?

My Reflection

Here is my message to my younger self: 

Dear Little Me, 

I love you just the way you are. 
You are enough.
You are not too much or too different.  
You are beautiful and worthy of so much love.
You are healing. 
You are growing, it’s okay to make mistakes.
You are smart and creative.  
I’m so proud of you. 

Bigger Me

Feel free to share your message in the comments!

This prompt was posted in the Mental Health Mighty Chit-Chat group here on

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Pencil Case Prompts: What helps you when you you are struggling? 


What is one person, place, thing, or idea that helps you when you are struggling and need support or a distraction? 

Note: Feel free to share more than one if you would like.

My Reflection

When I am struggling, it helps for me to watch my favorite anime or create art with my cricut machine! I also love to write on my blog and create quotes that are the opposite of what I am feeling. 

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It’s Okay to Try

It’s okay to be intentional with what you do. Continue to try even when you feel stuck, lost, or unmotivated.

When you find yourself slipping into negative thought patterns, fear, hesitation, procrastination, or overthinking, stop for a second and create a positive/helpful intention for yourself. Whether this be a simple affirmation: “I am safe,” or a plan of action: “I will drink some water and reach out to my friend today,” creating pockets of reassurance and abundance can help move you out of spaces of lack and stagnancy.

Light your own path as you continue to work through the challenges of every day. Build peace within yourself by taking advantage of every moment. You are in control. Be in control.

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Pencil Case Prompts: New Year Agreements and Goals


What is something you want to work on this year? What are some agreements you want to make with yourself? 

My Reflection

For me, I agree to be gentle with myself and take one moment at a time. I choose peace and prioritize my health; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I want to work on feeling good about positive things happening to me and believing I deserve them when they happen. I believe in greatness for myself. I’ve worked so hard to make it this far. 

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Setting Intentions: What Are Your Themes for 2022?

Setting My Intention

The words that are themes for me this year, in 2022, are “intuition” and “boundaries.

As I actualize myself this year in confidence and freedom, I will listen and pay attention to my needs, wants, desires and intuition. I step forward with better understanding of my thoughts, behaviors, habits and growth. I continuously attract what is for my highest good and take opportunities that are best for me.

I am kind to myself as I navigate through tough emotions like frustration, shame, guilt and anger and I do so with grace and compassion for myself.

I grow in awareness of how to create safe and comfortable spaces for myself and do so regularly. 

I am worthy of love and balance. I create the reality I deserve.

I welcome peace every morning. I am ready for each day.

Your Turn!

Set a new year intention:

What word or words are your themes for 2022?

What affirmation, mantra, or agreement can you create and practice to help you to remember and stick to your intention?

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NAMI-NYC Virtual Expressive Arts Event: My Goals and Agreements

So very excited to announce the NAMI-NYC Expressive Arts workshop event I will be hosting at the end of the month!  This event will be via Zoom and on the NAMI-NYC website. You can find the link by typing in the link in the flyer here and clicking the Expressive Arts Zoom link for January 29th, 2022.If you have any questions or concerns feel free to send me a DM or email. The time of the event is in Eastern Standard Time.

**I will share any updates or changes and keep everyone posted. 

Here are some details for the event:

Title My Goals and Agreements 

Description “My Goals and Agreements” is a creative and fun event focused on reflecting on ourselves, our goals, and what we see for our year ahead. Starting with an ice breaker, we will sketch an image and write about an accomplishment we are proud of ourselves for achieving. The main activity will then be to trace around our hand and next to each finger write either a goal we want to set, an agreement we want to make with ourselves or an affirmation/mantra we want to remember this year.  Lastly, we will close by sharing our works of art.

Materials Paper, writing utensils (pen, pencil, markers, or crayons).

Hope to see you there!