Spring is here and this trio may be your BFF as seasons change.
Try this Pollen Roller:
•20 drops Lemon
•20 drops Lavender
•20 drops Peppermint
•V6 Vegetable Oil Complex or carrier oil
•10ml glass roller bottle
Fill the roller with all the contents.
Apply around the nose, the eyes, over the throat, and sinus areas as needed. Careful to not get it in your eyes.
I only use Young Living brand oils.
This Pollen Roller is just the top of a huge iceberg of tricks I can teach you for better sleep, more energy, and better moods in your global pandemic home.
I can help you get started. Enroll with a Premium Starter Kit which has all three of these oils. You’ll also get added to my exclusive group for resources and education.
I promise to hold your hand and show you how I'm prepared for just about anything around my house.
2 days ago
Happy lil breakfast on a happy lil Wednesday ✨ I am so glad that I’m becoming a person who eats a good breakfast every day. It means I start my day with energy and focus, instead of the hollow caffeine buzz on an empty stomach I used to mistake for “energy.” Early in my recovery I used to tell myself I didn’t have enough time in the morning for breakfast, but the reality is that I was using the time I had for other things, like changing my outfit five times or washing and re-washing my hands. When I find ways to release obsessive and compulsive behaviors, I have space in my day to prepare and eat nourishing meals.
So this is my new normal. I’m a breakfast person. I eat breakfast every day - it’s just what we do.
3 days ago
I don’t know about you, but I’m so #grateful to be alive. I’m grateful to be #sober, grateful for technology to keep us connected, grateful for a community of amazing people, grateful to love the person I see in the mirror, grateful for so many things! .
The second E in RESET is for ELEVATE- and it’s about living in an elevated life. How can you do that? Living in the moment, living in gratitude, living with a purpose. .
Look around you- right now- do it. See what you can be grateful for, and also what is not around you that you can be thankful for. Do this exercise before you go to bed for the next 5 nights- and work on being in that ELEVATED state! . (Website -> Book in bio)
Write below what you’re grateful for right now ......go! ⬇️
hey! i just thought i’d restart this account as it all got a bit messy so yeah! i decided to begin it with some pictures that were taken in genuinely happy times. i was grateful to be alive and there was a glimmer of hope. that time will come again though hopefully !!! -
some facts abt me:
• i’m 17, 18 next february - i can’t wait to be 18 and do some things (gotta keep it PG)
• my diagnoses are ednos (used to be anorexia but got changed due to other behaviours) & depression w/ anxiety • I’m currently inpatient at a unit in london and have been for 2 months. i’ve got a cpa in a couple of weeks though which i’m hoping should give me some outlook of what’s going to happen • i love dogs. so much. i have 2 dogs called poppy and bobby!
• art is my absolute fave thing to do in my spare time (but not at school bc it takes the fun out of it) • when i’m older i really want to be a paediatric nurse in a&e :) that’s after college and stuff • I LOVE musical theatre!! my fave musical is DEH or Wicked or SIX
that’s really all about me!! also i love meeting new people so if you ever want to talk literally just dm me and i’ll start a conversation about something random lol <3 hope you’re all well in this scary time, lots of love
2 days ago
“I don’t want to get too preachy about sobriety.”
My dude, that concern is more common than you think. It’s what we like to call the “evangelical phase” - the phase where you realize the amazing gifts that sobriety and recovery can give you. Of course you want to talk about it!
But then you wonder: Am I being too fanatical about this? Is there such a thing? Which makes sense to think about; for so many of us, we need to place recovery first and protect it, so it naturally becomes something we discuss and think about often. When it comes to relating it to others, it comes down to some of these points:
✨ As much as sobriety or even becoming sober curious can rock, acknowledging that others have the right to focus on their own lives and their own pace is compassion in itself as well.
✨ Focus on showing, not telling. Sometimes our actions and ability to show up for life (if alcohol hindered us before) speak for themselves.
✨ Not everybody is going to vibe with you, and that’s ok. It’s not your responsibility to “convert” somebody’s mindset.
✨ Sobriety isn’t an excuse to act morally superior nor shame others that recover differently than you, if it all.
In short? Live and let live. Show more than you tell. Humility is dope. And your people will find you. ❤️
1 hour ago
Change is necessary. I spent the last 10 years in Baltimore and it’s all I’ve known in my adult life. I established a career that I could have been very successful in, and I met some of the greatest people I know. But I knew deep down that there was something missing. Thinking back to when I was 12 yrs old I legit used to lock myself in my room for 10 hours to make all these different crafts and then I’d walk around the neighborhood selling them to neighbors who took pitty on me 🤣 but nothing else mattered to me because I was so damn passionate about what I was doing. Clearly I figured out at a young age that the beaded animal market was non-existent LOL. But sooner than later all my time went towards going out with friends and partying. Once I started drinking my freshman year of high school I really never stopped. Playing college softball to me honestly felt like torture most of the time because it interfered with my partying and drinking. I became entirely numb to the passion I once had in me and I couldn’t even see it at the time. The first thing I noticed after a few months of sobriety was my ability to feel certain emotions again that I had pushed away for so long. I was overwhelmed at first and didn’t even know how to handle them since I was so used to self medicating with alcohol, sex, gambling, pills...you name it. But then I found this opportunity that allowed me to completely be myself and channel these emotions in a positive way. Within a few weeks I was “addicted” and for the first time since I was a little girl, I felt passion again and I couldn’t ignore it. It was liberating and I found myself becoming obsessed with this business and community to the point where I just knew this was right and what I was meant to do. So many people miss out on living out their dreams because of fear. And the sad thing is that we don’t get many life changing opportunities in our life so when we’re faced with them we have to capitalize. I decided to walk away from a mediocre life and create one that makes me feel alive every single day. And I’m here to show you that you can do the same ✨
Roxy wishes you a good day / night and hopes you're able to keep yourself busy during this time! ⠀
And if you're feeling a little bit sad, here's her what I call ''chilling on Hawaii and not caring about anything else'' outfit!⠀
How are you doing? What's on your mind? What have you been up to? Feel free to share a bit about you in the comments!⠀
Jeans vest is from Primark, glasses are from AliExpress. Whoa. Feeling like a real influencer writing that!
•Notice your inner critic• 💭
You know that voice in your head that tells you ‘your no good’ or ‘you’ve not done enough’ no matter what we do or how hard we push ourself it never seems to be good enough. •
I’ve struggled this week with this myself, something I mentioned in my story. Of not needing to always be productive & achieve something every single day.
During my ED this was something that dominated my life completely, everyday was a day of ticking boxes. Not living for enjoyment, or going by how I felt mentally & physically. Hello no 👐🏼It was a game of just doing what my inner critic was ordering me to do. •
Although I’ve managed to wash out that voice now completely, it’s still there. But very subtle. And it was getting loud this week. •
‘You’ve been sat down all day, you need to walk further today, & do a workout. ‘ ‘Your workout wasn’t intense enough’ ‘You need to go for a run twice this week’ •
These thoughts are quite drastic & too the point, but other times it could be much more subtle. And it’s not always related to exercise, but usually just about ‘achieving something’ getting something done productively.. •
And yano what... I wanna tell you now that it’s okay if you didn’t work out today, or you didn’t do anything today... or all week intact! Sometimes you generally don’t even FEEL like doing anything. •
And this is something we don’t get told enough, all over social media is rammed atm with people being super productive, & smashing intense workouts. It can begin to make us feel maybe less than or unworthy.. that we’re not doing ‘enough’ •
▪️Your productivity doesn’t define you. ▫️You are more than what you achieve or have achieved. ▪️Sometimes life doesn’t need to be productive. Sometimes it’s about maintaining where we’re at RIGHT now, RIGHT here. Sitting back & enjoying the view 😎
Live life on your terms. Don’t compare your achievements & productivity to someone else’s. There not you. And they do not define you or yourself worth🌈
Day 43. Today is a good day. I couldn’t live without my #coffee though. #sober#recoverywarrior https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Mj5mAn5AI/?igshid=m69llkiec48g …
The dream is to keep surprising yourself, never mind the audience.
You don’t need a race to show yourself where you’ve improved 🙌 Next weekend would’ve been my first triathlon, but y’all know the story. But I’m ok! Because today I surprised myself!!!
In gearing up for the race (prior to its cancellation) my coach @aaronkolk had some challenging brick combos that would make me nervous. However, as I practiced the “off the bike” running I started to become stronger and more confident. Well today I surprised myself and I didn’t need a race (or audience) to do so. I did it by myself and for myself. No music (because I don’t race with music) and after a killer 60 min bike trainer ride using @gozwift I downed a @humagel and the. transitioned into a very tough 30 min run. I know those times aren’t crazy, but a hard ride followed by a hard run is NOT easy! BUT today was some of my best times in a training session I’ve ever had!!! -
Today doesn’t make me disappointed to have my race cancelled, but excited for the ones that WILL happen! I’m also following the lead of @bethany_bowman__ and being grateful for racing and never to take a race for grated, again 💕
Here’s to fall PR’s and new goals!
These are the moments we live for 🥳
My sister and I were just playing around, having a little photo shoot with my new fringe 🥰 I love this photo! Shows my personality and makes me smile ☺️ However, the first thing I thought of when I saw it was my stomach. I’ve never felt confident of my stomach and now I’ve gained weight my fear is coming back! But no - I love the photo so I’m not going to let it hide!!
I was speaking to my dad on our dog walk this afternoon and we spoke about how down I was a few months ago, at the start of this university year. I felt like my personality had gone and I was just ticking off the days until I could go home. After seeing a post yesterday, it’s clicked! Eating disorders don’t just affect your body, they alter your brain! You don’t have the fuel or hormones to feel emotions, to get up and dance and have a laugh with friends.
Tonight I was dancing around with my family to ABBA on Top Of The Pops and it almost feels like I’m starting to come back!! 🕺
Don’t just recover for your health - recover for the memories, happiness and time spent with loved ones 💘.
Today I feel overwhelmed, not by self isolation but by people wanting so much of my time now we are in isolation. Something I need to tell myself during isolation is that my social boundaries are still in place, I spend most of my time at work talking to people so when it is my down time I need some peace and quiet and its ok for me to decline evening zooms, switch off my phone and just be me 💗
Reminder... Reading about recovery won’t get you better.
Following people on social media in the eating disorder community will not put more food in your mouth.
Watching recovery YouTube videos will not force you to stop engaging in compulsive movement.
Getting annoyed at people for making recovery look easy or for ‘triggering’ you or for telling you home truths will only hurt you.
Waiting for a professional or coach or recovery peer to tell you that you have to gain weight and how won’t make weight gain any easier to achieve or tolerate.
What will get you recovered?
If you are waiting for me to tell you that, then you really do need to pull your socks up and take responsibility for your recovery!
You know what you have to do to recover:
You have probably spent months or years reading about it and know what recovery involves as well as anyone.
So stop messing around.
This is a life you are wasting and it’s your life.
No one is going to do recovery for you or make you do it.
You do it... and start now.
1 hour ago
Chips, good ol chips, something I have been avoiding for a long time. Tonight is another episode of challenge, repeat, following my new game of 'however many fall on the baking tray are going in the oven' no weighing involved!
I've re-introduced chips with full force, the first time I did it was met with a heck of a lot of resistance, tears and struggles, tonight although the thoughts still rattled in my head and a few times I had to stop and breathe, the experience was met with a lot less anxiety!
So I'm just over here gathering evidence that this is not to be feared, that chips are golden sticks of goodness and that they are very very tasty! And more crucially that this challenge repeat process does start to work as exposure to these things increases!
So I will continue to challenge them in this way and look forward to the day where I can eat them without even a second thought, and I will gather the evidence that this is possible if I choose it!
4 hours ago
super irritable today 😛 👌🏼 this close to boxing someone’s head. I had cereal and banana for breakfast. I know my banana looks rotten but I promise it wasn’t LOOOL. I had a couple slices of halloumi bread for lunch.. An easy peel as a snack. Lentil soup with halloumi bread for dinner 😋 weather is actually really nice today 🥺 thankfully I have a garden to enjoy it! I’ve been knitting allllllll day. Definitely a new favourite hobby 😛🧶
6 days ago
hi friends 👋🏻 just the gentlest reminder for you ❤️
Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for help, don’t think that your “not sick enough” or that you don’t deserve help. At anytime, anyplace, ask for help because waiting for the “right time” or when your at your lowest is what your ED is telling you.
Please seek help, it starts there🙂
2 days ago
we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars 🌙✨ #oscarwilde
I’ve been having a lot on my mind. No fluff, no neatly wrapped ending with a bow, just semi-grammatically-correct stream of consciousness.
As my writers block continues, I’ve fallen into the trap again to put all of this pressure on myself to advocate for what I believe in, while being open to learning, while ALSO trying not to come off as “condescending” or “annoying” or “whatever the hell my brain/random strangers on the internet tell me.”
I sometimes feel like I have an over demanding boss stuck in my head, barking orders and critiquing my work:
🗣 “Talk about Recovery, but not TOO much.”
🗣 “Share what works for you, but DON’T make it seem like you tell people how to live.”
🗣 “Speak your truth, BUT be sure to put endless disclaimers and clarifications so you don’t pOlaRiZe people.”
🗣 “Be open about your struggles, but DON’T play the victim.”
And so on.
I love writing. I love helping others feel like they’re not the only ones dealing with XYZ or wanting to scream whenever they’re met with ignorance or sheer assholery when it comes to stigmatized concepts.
But is it too much to admit that it’s exhausting at times, particularly during a global pandemic? I don’t want this to turn into a ~woe is me~ post, I don’t want to ask for sympathy, but I DO want to remind you of some things with some cute spring emojis:
🌸 Just because I’m in recovery, doesn’t mean that I’m out here on a soapbox slapping wine glasses out of people’s hands. Yes, sobriety saved my life and is a priority, but it’s only one part of a multifaceted and wonderful life.
🍄 Sometimes I speak out of passion, or frustration with binge drinking culture, mental health stigma, and other topics that are emotionally charged. That doesn’t make me a “hater,” it makes me a critical thinker.
🌱 At the end of the day, in the midst of a world at a standstill, we all our doing our best - even when we’re hurting.
I really don’t know where this post is going, and I don’t have a cute little ending. But my brain feels like a sugared up toddler, and felt like some of my other content creators can feel me on this.
Thanks for letting me share. ♥️
**CW: eating disorders** ⠀⠀
My acid reflux has been bad lately, and it concerns me because last time it was bad — 3 years ago — I ended up starving myself.⠀
I’m experiencing a lot of the same reflux symptoms from then:⠀⠀
■ Inability to keep food down⠀⠀
■ Constant nausea :(⠀⠀
■ And a serious lack in feeling hungry⠀⠀
The last time I was faced with this, I took it as a sign from the universe that I should stop eating altogether. ⠀⠀
I had zero confidence in my body at the time, so this was a perfect opportunity to do what I wanted to do anyway — get “skinny.”⠀⠀
I started meticulously planning my “meals,” counting calories, and watching myself slip away. And my acid reflux slipped away too, but so did my energy and happiness and motivation. 😓⠀⠀
Since then, I’ve done a lot of work on learning to love myself and my body — no matter what the number on the scale says. And I’ve been doing a really great job with this. ⠀⠀
But I think when you’re in recovery (from anything!), you’re not simply “all better” and without risk of a relapse. ⠀⠀
I’ve been living a healthy life for 3 years, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had disordered thoughts. I just haven’t given in to them. ⠀⠀
Admittedly, the worsening of my acid reflux has brought with it the worsening of these thoughts. I don’t want to starve myself, but I can’t help but notice I’m (unintentionally) eating less. ⠀⠀
But unlike last time, I’m not going to just sit back and let myself waste away. I am making a commitment to myself and my future, and I am going to do my best to maintain healthy habits. ⠀⠀
I am going to eat as well as I can (right now, mostly light foods that my body can handle), and I am going to drink lots and loooooooots of water. ⠀⠀
And even if I don’t feel 100% physically, the most important thing is that I feel good mentally 🧠⠀⠀
Is anyone else going through something similar? Eating disorders are tricky, but they’re not impossible to beat ❤️
A pizza. Two chicken strippers. Two dips. A cookie and a half. A piece of garlic bread.
Yes, this food is considered ‘bad’ and ‘unhealthy’, but you know what? Anorexia is the real unhealthy thing. Anorexia takes over your life and forces you away from all the beautiful experiences you can have and the joy of life, sucking everything out of your day to day happiness. So if I want to eat pizza, I’ll eat pizza! Even if I’ve had cake and cookies and everything else under the sun that’s the hate food of diet culture.
Because I want to live! I want to be happy, and enjoy life, even if it means sitting through this stupid guilt every day until I don’t feel guilty anymore. I told my mum, I feel guilty. I’ve eaten more than most people. You know what she said? She said, so what? I ate the same as you but I don’t feel guilty.
That is what I’m striving for. A life where I can eat how I want without the stupid voice of anorexia ruing my every move! I’ll eat what I fucking want, so screw this guilt.
I really wanted to eat this burger but I didn't 😞 I got scared that if I started eating I'll just binge and never stop... so I'm going to bed hungry. It's better than being stuffed and having to start over tomorrow. I'm too exhausted to even think about food. Why is eating so complicated?
2 hours ago
in case you needed this reminder today (i know i did).
it's easy to get sucked into your eating disorder's lies, especially during tough times that leave you feeling more vulnerable than usual (like riding the motions of this pandemic). my ed has been stronger than normal lately. it promises control, stability, a better body image, increased self-worth, and a million other things. and i know that none of it is true.
we know where our eating disorder takes us. we have been down that road before. we've taken the road of ed behaviors and relapse and there is a reason that we are here on this platform; there is a reason we are choosing recovery; there is a reason we want to part with our ed.
if our eating disorder really made life better and made us happier, we wouldn't be considering/attempting/living in recovery. yet here we are.
your eating disorder is lying when it promises to make things better. it may feel true, but logically, you know it isn't. you made the choice to recover. and it's scary, because we don't know where that road leads yet. but isn't that exciting? this road brings endless opportunities and space for growth. choose that road, even on the hard days. especially on the hard days.
you've got this 💖
#edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #anorexiarecover #bulimiarecover#anarecovery#bedrecovery#recoveryjourney#edrecoverywarrior#anorexianervosarecovery#edwarrior#like#recoveryjourney#bulimianervosarecovery#ednosrecovery#arfidrecovery#recovery#food#ed#ednos#arfid#osfed#neda#breakfast#lunch#dinner#bodyneutrality#comeasyouare#selfcare#haes #recoverywarrior
(photo from pinterest)
I’m reading Recovery by @russellbrand right now. A passage very much just stood out for me. .
He was at a recovery center and a woman there said to him, “How clever of you to find drugs. Well done, you found a way to keep yourself alive.” He writes, “This made me quite tearful. I suppose because this woman, Jackie, didn’t judge me or tell me I was stupid or tub-thumpingly declare that ‘drugs kill’. No she told me I’d done well by finding something that made being me bearable.” .
On my #recoveryjourney this view, that we did what we needed to do to survive trauma has been presented to me several times. It’s made my heart leap. It’s lessened my shame and made me feel understood. .
I wasn’t using alcohol on purpose to hurt anyone, I was trying to survive in my own skin, a very uncomfortable place for a very long time. .
I’m working my steps... I’ve admitted life has become unbearable, I’ve admitted I need help, and I’ve admitted I can’t do it alone. What’s made that solid for me, is feeling understood. No one in my family was able to give me this reassurance that it wasn’t just me being a piece of shit, unable to control my emotions. They knew I had many difficult things to deal with in my reality, but the attitude was that feelings were an excuse. Get over it, pull yourself together. .
Anyway point being: reading books, talking with people who understand what’s going on in my head and scarily enough appear to think the way I do, has made a world of difference for me. .
#trauma #traumarecovery#traumahealing#ptsd#ptsdrecovery#sobermom#alcoholfree#alcoholfreelife#sobermemes#recoverycommunity#recoverywarrior#sobermoms#aa#soberasf#alcoholicsanonymous Pic repost: @drop_the_bottle_
9 minutes ago
Worrying about what I can control right now! Made cheez-its from scratch, garlic/soy sauce noodles, steak bites, and ham fried rice. I am staying hydrated with water, tea, hot chocolate, Gatorade, grape/pineapple juice and coffee. There is still work to be done but I am resting equally. #recoverywarrior#athomeinseattle#stayhome
1 hour ago
I’ve learned that if you want to do something go ahead, tell the world and allow them to keep you accountable, there I said it. .
I can’t commit to virtual speaking gigs as a stay at home dad, but I can write early and late to launch a new book that offers hope and inspiration when this is over. .
I’ve been thinking about it for a while so here we go. .
I’ll be reaching out to people during this process for advice, feedback and contribution to make this a successful project.
I’m open to title and cover suggestions. .
Thank you everyone who has stood by my side, showed me love and support and even those who threw shade, because you’ve made me what I am!
3 hours ago
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3 hours ago
בריון תמיד יחפש תירוץ להיות אלים.
הוא יגיד שזה לא הוא התחיל, הוא יגיד שהתגרית בו, הוא יגיד שאם לא רצית לחטוף חבל שיצאת ככה מהבית ויחייך חיוך אכזרי מתחת לשפם.
הוא ינצל הזדמנויות.
בהפסקה, בשיעור חופשי, ואם יתאפשר לו אפילו בחופש הגדול הוא יתחבא מאחורי דוכן הגלידות ויארוב לך בבריכה. .
*הפרעת האכילה שלך היא בריון.* .
היא תסווה את עצמה. היא תחפש תירוצים. "זו רק דיאטה" "סתם דיכאון" "אין לי תיאבון". היא תגרום לך לשים עליה את כל האבחנות הלא נכונות מלבד האמת. אבל זו היא התחילה.
היא תנצל הזדמנויות.
כשתהיי לבד היא תפציר בך לוותר ולהתעסק במשהו אחר, לתת לבטן להמשיך לקרקר. כשתהיה הזדמנות לשקר שכבר אכלת היא תלחש באוזנך כמו שד מסית שאולי כבר אכלת אתמול וזה מספיק.
ובשעת משבר, נגיד, וירוס מדבק וסגר, היא עלולה להגיד לך שזה זמן מצויין להתמוטט. דלת מילוט מההחלמה שבחרת, שבעיניה היא מגוכחת.
האנורקסיה לא מאמינה בך. היא חושבת שתפרשי. היא בריון שמחכה שתעשי לו שיעורים, ובכל זאת ירביץ לך בהפסקה.
אם צריך - תלשיני למורה. אל תתני כוח לבריון, שייכשל במבחן ויישאר כיתה. תישארי חכמה, תישארי חזקה. הבריון לא ינצח.
My favorite part about this was his caption: body built by 🌟ALL🌟 foods 🙌 Hell yesssss @nutrinarywithatwist 🖤 And even though all the days are meshing right now, I’m gonna call this. Friday dance 🕺 #BOMApparel
“YOU ARE NOT ALONE”
The social distancing and isolation of coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk to relapse.
Protect yourself by engaging in our aftercare recovery programme, it can provide you with greater protection to help you through this stressful time.
We here at @thenextsteprecovery can help you build up your support network with one to one keywork / guidance over the phone ▪️daily check in meetings & tools for relapse prevention.
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