“That bright thing that shines in the face of despair” ❤️
@ someone if you’d like who may need to hear this message, and thank you so much for reading!
IMPORTANT: I am currently in a residential eating disorder treatment program (yay for stepping in the right direction for better mental and physical health!), so my amazing friendo @_sarahdp_ is posting my work and my words for me while I’m away!. Because of this, replying to DMs and comments will be limited to when I’m able to respond! Please do send me messages in the meantime, whether to say hi, tell me about yourself, or request a poem for “what do you need to hear”! I love you all, and will be back in September. Until then, I’m with you in spirit ☺️ Thank you so much for your support, and for sticking with me.❤️
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We have been quiet at #letstalkni through social media as we have been super busy walking with our amazing clients throughout their journeys to recovery. But how beautiful is this statement in the pic above? It is so powerful, it is bringing a tear to my eye as a father.(Laura is due our second son on Saturday!) Children are a treasure, a blessing, a privilege, not always a certainty to some. We see so many clients who have been damaged most by the ones that have been entrusted to love them, care for them & guide them. Be careful with your words & emotions; with your kids!
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Last night was one of the worst mentally for me in awhile. It is not easy to think that in order for me to be healthy and happy I have to spend everyday thinking about what I eat, how I spend my time and take medication. This isn’t a cold, it isn’t a phase, it’s my life. I was really craving Chinese food last night. I was getting ready to order when my husband said “are you sure you want to do that? I don’t want you to be sick again.” Of course he was right but I was tired, hungry and over it. Then I got angry. I’m angry that I will never not have to deal with this. That I will have to always choose the salad over the Kung Pao chicken. That I have to l be gluten-free and limit my dairy. I have to eat more Low FODMAP foods. I have to keep my weight down. I have to medication everyday. FOR. THE. REST. OF. MY. LIFE. I don’t wish that on anyone. Now after I got angry and cried. I didn’t order the food. Instead I watched another episode of Queer Eye. I want to say that everyday is a step in the right direction for me but that’s not true. I have good days and bad days and this week has not been my best. It’s easy for me to sink in to bad habits when I’m on my couch for the 5th day in a row. .
What do all you other spoonies do when you have a bad day? I think I’m gonna put a mask on my face, color a picture and cuddle my dog. But first! A healthy lunch, because I need to start somewhere. .
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Have you had the puberty talk? The sex talk? That dating talk? The consent talk? The what’s appropriate online talk? Not sure how? We’ve got your back! 💚
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Is this the face of someone who is depressed? 🤔
My mental illness ✔️ How do you fight a battle that is impossible to win? For so long now I have been on top of the world. I’ve been in my element enjoying everyday as they come improving my overall health and wellness. Enjoying the life of a family man with the greatest job in the world, being a dad! 💜
So how can a few hours change your perspective on life? 😩
Yesterday was my low point, I haven’t felt this low in a very long time. Scary low!
Thoughts of the future, thoughts of life, thoughts of love could not balance out the negative thoughts consuming my mind! 💭
I’m tired, I’m worn out and I’m exhausted! What do I have to do today, tomorrow and next week seems all so hard! But it’s not! 👌🏽 This day has been the scariest day so far since my daughter was born, but I survived it! Today is a new day and what I make of it is totally up to me👇🏽 No I’m not better, far from it. But yes I’m ok! I’m ok with knowing I’m not ok, I’m ok with pouring my heart and mind into the world for everyone to see opening up my vulnerabilities and I’m ok that this will happen again! 😊
Within the last 2 years I’ve learnt a lot about myself that I didn’t know was possible. In times of darkness how strong one can truely be, in times of light what we can truely do. I hope that this little read reaches someone who might not be feeling it today or that it might be an answer to a question they don’t even know about 🤜🏻 Mental illness affects me a great deal and I’m always trying to think of a way to help others who also suffer, hopefully I can share with you all soon enough a project I’m working on that will help spread awareness and reach someone in need 🔥
If you need a chat or want to catch up for a coffee, drop me a message or come visit me at the gym 🏋🏽♂️ Let’s tackle this disease together 💙
This picture that @pnwdonlee
got sums up the feeling of that day. This was August 4th, it would of been my mom's 50th birthday! My goal has been to open it on her birthday. I know she would of been excited and came by for food...maybe not a workout! 🤣🤣🤣😭 .
Thank you for everyone who came out to celebrate and check out my new space.
Thank you @oohnegative for always being there and helping every step of the way! Thanks Donarius Lee Holmes for the picture. I don't necessarily like it... But I was happy and it shows! :) Thanks @vainglorious_vegan for catering and bringing amazing food. And to Vanessa Lozano for coming by and helping us out! .
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We're all human. All working to stay light. We can no longer disregard anyone just based off of past ways of living and treatment. We must evolve.
I've known too many men who suffer through far too much just because they are told to do so from day one. Women and men both struggle, especially with depression and hard times. Let's work together to form a better head space for the world going forward!