This is my google home screen. Look at the suggested search... “Flu Symptoms.” How about a big NO THANK YOU. For someone with health anxiety that could b triggering.... although that doesn’t trigger me it makes me made for the people it does trigger.... Googling symptoms or sensations is the worst thing you could ever do. Anytime I’ve ever googled anything and went to the doctors my self diagnoses was always wrong. I’ve spent hours and hour and hours and hour googling and convincing myself to the point of already planning for the worst. The way I spoke became different and my way of thinking became different. All because of googling symptoms that were nothing... until google convinced me it was something. I haven’t googled in a long time it was toxic and never made me feel better so why continue? You have to think of all these people back in the day when google didn’t exist what did they do when the felt a pain or sensation? They dealt with it like the little badasses they are and got over it. I’m working on that too. I want to be a little bad ass. And a big FU to google/Web MD. If your googling stop! Right now. It’s toxic. #healthanxiety#socialanxiety#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#anxiety#anxietyattack#panicattack#depression#stress#depression#anxietyrecovery#positivevibes#meditation#yoga#zen#anxietyrecovery#anxietydisorder#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealthrecovery#healthy#health#mindful#mindfulness
It's time to stop hiding behind this cloud and dive right out of it. It is time to stop believing what others say and to share with the world who you really are and what you struggle with. No one should ever have to live in fear of talking about something that bothers them or that is affecting their life. Don’t pretend to be ok if you are not ok. Speak out be brave ask for help . #endthestigma#mentalhealthawareness#anxietysucks#bebrave#beyourself
I went to the beach today!! I saw so many sweet lil dogs and lots of pride flags on the drive here! ️
every now and then, someone says something that makes me want to hide myself forever and ever. I can’t stand the thought of being seen and become convinced that I’m disgusting. I’m not going to talk about what that was today, but I will ask that you all please just respect the existence of others. a basic level of kindness is not difficult to achieve; you don’t have any reason to go out of your way to upset another person. it’s pointless. it’s cruel. and there’s people as sensitive as myself that will be left bruised and weak for days because of your twisted need to hurt others.
I don’t think this is something I should need to be preaching to teenagers, but please; think before you speak.
If you love running follow the lovely Katie @katiecontemplates to experience her positive & energeticly motivating running journey. We are so pleased Katie is taking part in #MyActiveYear and has been happy to let us share her story, not only because her running posts make us want to lace up our trainers & get out there, but also because, through her posts, Katie also bravely shares her experiences of mental health difficulties, specifically generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and depression. One of the reasons for encouraging activity through #MyActiveYear is to help improve and enhance mental health & wellbeing. Physical activity and exercise are proven to be effective in helping addressing mental health difficulties. Katie’s journey shows us how helpful exercise can be, but also shows the challenges in this when your mind or motivation/body are struggling. Thank you Katie @katiecontemplates for sharing and inspiring us! (Also for your fabulous baking posts! ) .
See @empowerpsychology to develop more understanding and awareness or to seek support for mental health difficulties - don’t struggle alone.