Long Post, but I hope you read....2008 - This picture is one of the scariest pictures I’ve ever taken. On a “dream vacation” with my wife in Maui internally I was dying. The whole trip little did my wife know I was contemplating & planning my suicide. After years of struggling and fighting my anxiety I had enough. This was to be our last time together. The entire trip was a disaster- yeah I faked the smiles, faked the happiness, faked the joyous experience. But my anxiety and OCD had me fried. I was done! Tired of the emotional roller coaster, onslaught of panic attacks, feelings of dread & misery. I was just done. When I came back from the trip I remember the dread I felt and wanting it to end.
However, during that week I thought about my actions, the hurt, the pain, my wife, kids, family, friends, etc...and I decided that I would turn this around, and conquer this, but how? Well for me I started #running , running saved my life - literally! Not only did I run, I started exposing my anxiety to others and started being open about my mental illness. And something amazing started to happen - by helping others I helped myself! Now my passion is to #beatanxiety and teach/Help/coach others in their own journey of anxiety healing!
COURAGE - the ability to do something that frightens one.
Courage is a remarkable quality and with it you can accomplish any goal. Have the courage, step out and go after the life you want & deserve. Dig deep, courage is within all of us. ❤️💥
I have dealt with anxiety for a while now. You have your good days, your bad days and even worst days. Meditation has helped me a lot. When your day is crazy & stressful remember to breathe ♥️ #beatanxiety#Repost @questlove
These things can literally kill you. Your brain is Safari on a MacBook w like 40 open windows. You keep wondering why that friggin rainbow wheel thing keeps coming up every time. All these symptoms are that rainbow wheel. Unfortunately this leads to heart attacks, strokes, diseases & death. The eraser to that chalkboard is simple: Oxygen. DEEEEEP BREEEEEEATHING (in nose/out mouth) is our Force Quit/Restart. You can’t make any crucial life decision with a cluttered mind. More often we listen to the voices in our heads that talk ya out of a good thing. Or when all bad things seem to always happen to people (or us?)—-silence and boredom and Deeeep Breathing (just do 10-15 mins in the morning before you start your day, it’s the most addicting beneficial thing you can do—-I do it 3ce a day. This is how I can juggle/multitask w/o freaking out. I called BS on this for the longest. And I hate IG motivational speaking. But I saw this photo and felt it needed to be shared. Breathing can save your life.
Want to win half the battle? Learn to accept your circumstances, then and only then can you make the decision to overcome. Stop fighting and start learning! #beatanxiety#anxietycoach
Yesterday was an awful day. Couldn't get out of bed and dragged my ass to a really shit night out. I came home feeling like I wanted to jump off a very tall building. Today I managed to drag myself out of bed and I did another 10 mile run. It took me 2h18 so sadly only shaved off my previous score by 2 mins. As you can see from the pic it was very tough and painful for me today. My legs and feet are very sore. Depression is a scary ride but I want to be pro active about it and try and not let it beat me. Thank you to those who have put up with my whining and reached out to give me encouragement. I also really want to improve my running. Fellow joggers, please message me your pearls of wisdom! #jogging#running#marathontraining#lookingforadvice#beatdepression#beatanxiety#beattakeshi Today's jogging jams: Dylan Carlson - Conquistador. Panda Bear - Person Pitch. Bibio - Silver Wilkinson.
My two oil besties = Sunday Night Relaxation 🌱💕
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Copaiba
Fill the rest with the carrier oil of your choice - mine is sweet almond oil! Rub on the inside of your wrists and breathe deeeeeeply in as a moisturizer for your face.
Copaiba is one of my very favorite oils, and honestly is a little underrated. It has this amazing ability to calm down our nervous system, which in turn allows our bodies to be at peace and relax - like wayyyyy down. It also magnifies the effects of the oil it is paired with for an extra umph. Frank is an ancient oil, one that grounds us and helps us understand the space around us. Great for our skin, healing properties and easing our body's stressful jitters!
Bonus - add 2 drops of Cedarwood or Northern Lights Black Spruce for a little more grounding, like you're sleeping underneath the stars in the woods 🌲⛺️✨
My oils are number one for emotional support - what other ways help you feeling grounded and loved?
It’s been almost 3 years since I joined my first challenge/accountability wellness group right here on Facebook. I have to admit, I was very skeptical before starting and figured it was a short term thing. Well, 3 years later, here I am. A lot has happened in the past 3 years, but the 1 thing that has remained the same is my love for these groups.
I have met so many incredible people who support me each and everyday. They are there for me on the good days and the bad. If I get quiet, they check on me. If I do something terrific, they celebrate me!
Sounds pretty amazing, right? It is! So when I invite you to start a program and jump into one of these groups, it’s because I know how much they have truly changed my life and I want to help people like you change yours!
It’s not just about workouts or meal plans, it’s about a sense of community and belonging. Having people there for you cheering you on. I know without this support I would not be the healthiest I have ever been in my life! I would not have overcome the depression and anxiety that consumed me last year. I would not be a mom who is taking care of herself and reaching for her goals!
It is hard to commit. It’s hard to start. I get it! It’s also hard to look back a year or 2 from now in the same place as you are today and say “I wish I had”. You can do hard things and I am right here to do them with you.
If you would have met me a year ago, like exactly 365 days ago, you wouldn't have recognized an ounce of me. Do you see that smile, that light in my eyes? The confidence in my soul, the patience in my heart?
Because a year ago today I finally felt empty, depleted + depressed enough to walk away from a real relationship. One that had me walking on egg shells, that brought about an anxiety I never thought was even possible until I experienced it myself, a relationship that was built on blame and shame instead of love + support.
Sweet lady, if I can walk away and start again with my life, I promise you can too. Because you are worth respect, over the moon love, laughing so hard you could burst, and little moments in your life that aren't exhausting or stupid. You are lovely, pure magic and those little moments are what makes your life FULL.
I'm right here beside you, trying to be my very best self. It doesn't happen overnight, love. But that first step makes all the difference in the world. I'm Bethany - I have been in an abusive relationship. And my heart calls to chat with you, to be your accountability babe and help you realize your true worthiness + enoughness. Can we do this together, babe? Reach out to me with a message. Know that I am here, no secrets, all cards on the table.
The busiest day of solo parenting this weekend!
We left the house at 9:30am and got back at 5:30pm! Other than the quick 30 minutes to grab B's meds around lunch, we have made all the stops and they didn't even nap 😲
Everyone got along for the most part and mama bear got to have a couple of treats while out 😁
Next stop is bedtime.....for all 3 of us 😂
It was a successful happy day for all ❤