"When we realize we have a choice in the matter, then we can take action and more easily avoid burnout on the farm. Just knowing we have a choice is a powerful thing." Elaine Froese, 6 Tips to Avoid Burnout on the Farm www.elainefroese.com
The total number of stars in the Universe is larger than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth. — Carl Sagan
Sit with that thought. Where do you stand in the vast Universe? What impact do you want your life to have whilst you’re here? What is your current purpose? 💭
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"I manifested” a grandiose sense of self-importance" my whole life (NPD #1 ). I took temporary and permanent jobs for which I wasn't qualified.." Excerpt from Confessions of a Zen Narcissist. An honest account of living my life with NPD. Available on Amazon. Link in bio.
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Ok my working mommas. Who is feeling me today. We had a terrible storm that caused us to lose power. Now, we got it back (later this afternoon) but it requires coordination.
Having a tribe is HUGE! I was driving around, doing work, had no internet for my workout. But it’s all ok. And it all worked out! Before my anxiety would have tried to take me down. Today, I took everything one step at a time and worked in being present in the moment.
I think more then anything, it’s times like this I would stress eat. I ate healthy all day! My co-worked had a beautiful salad with me (which was delicious), veggie stuffed peppers, and I found an orange creamsicle shakeo to have for desert. WHAT A DIFFERENCE.
And tomorrow I can pick up where I left off. It’s ok to forgive ourselves. I know today I didn’t complete it all but staying consistent in one area made me feel good about today.
What was your biggest challenge today? Did you forgive yourself? Don’t let it defeat you!
Just as you find patches of clouds in the sky, or so many specks of dust in the air, so the material conception is there in the sky of consciousness. It is a sky—the conscious sky—and somewhere there are patches of clouds or dust. You can’t see the air, but the dust is in the air! You can’t see the sky—the actual ether—but the clouds are in the sky! So the background is consciousness, and therein we find somewhere is dust, somewhere is a cloud.
My little lady. Love her more and more everyday. So goofy and adventurous yet so cautious all at the same time.
I could go on and on and talk about all the things I’ve seen change in her over the past 2 months since her last stump picture but I want to chat about the past few days instead.
I won’t go into much detail since I try to stand tall and not let things get to me as much as I’ve been through a lot in the past few years but specifically the last few days I’ve felt a lot of selfishness from people and criticism towards my business and rescue.
I think the pandemic has brought out the worst in people when I really thought it would bring out empathy and support. I feel extra productive, frustrated and I’m finding it really hard to shut my mouth because I think that certain people need to re-evaluate the things they say.
Thankfully, my conscious always pulls through for me and tells me that it’s not worth it. I will absolutely defend myself when and if necessary but I feel extremely proud about the things that I have let go when I know there are horrible people out there talking about you. Unfortunately, I have suffered internally because of it.
With that said, I want to know how you react when you feel personally targeted. Is it hard for you to be the bigger person? Do you let things get to you? How do you deal with the negative?
DM me if it’s more personal. I’ve dealt with so much that obviously I keep private because Instagram doesn’t need to know but I am ALWAYS here for people that need to vent or chat about the harsh criticism and negativity in their life.
It's National Play Day! This year's theme highlights the importance of freedom to play and have everyday adventures. Not only is playing fun, it also boosts mental well being, resilience and an ability to deal with stress. It stimulates creativity and problem solving. It’s why we’re huge advocates of incorporating “play” in our workshop facilitation and training - from Lego to puzzles, board games to simulations, everyone can benefit from this.
Organisations such as Google have mastered the balance between work and play. If you look at any of Google's offices, they have incorporated play into their workspace design, including climbing walls, video gaming and volleyball.
“Tá, e qual a diferença?”, você pode se perguntar. Toda. As pessoas acreditam que depressão e ansiedade são sinônimos de infelicidade, de tristeza e por isso passam a associar remédio à caminho para ser feliz.
Então, com o tratamento essas mesmas pessoas percebem que não estão felizes como imaginaram que estariam e passam a acreditar que a medicação não funciona.
A gente precisa perceber que a felicidade é mais do que isso; e a depressão também. Construir uma vida feliz é uma construção, não é magia, nem ciência. Tá? É na terapia que a gente vai encontrando os bloqueios, superando traumas, destruindo mitos, quebrando preconceitos.
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Kindness keeps us motivated to keep pushing on. It's not a bad thing to get feedback and make improvements, but putting yourself or others down doesn't promote change/growth, it hinders it.
* It's hard to keep trying when you feel like a failure. Remind yourself of your positive qualities, too.
* It's exhausting feeling like you're never good enough. Remember that you're allowed to make mistakes, and actually those mistakes are helpful in learning to do better.
* It doesn't feel good to be mean to others. Giving yourself or others feedback can be done with tact and kindness.
You're doing the best you can. You're allowed to make mistakes. You're allowed to be human. You have permission to be kind to yourself no matter what you've done or are going through.
While comments like this can really be said with good intentions, it is very harmful to the survivor.
If someone has opened up to you about a trauma, that takes real courage. No matter whether it happened yesterday, 6 months or ten years ago, the pain is relived by the survivor every time they speak about it. I have been in therapy for over 6 years and I still have not fully been able to speak about my trauma in detail.
Please understand that while two people may have been in the same car accident, this does not mean they will both react the same way. And just because one person walks away from that car a little shaken but not traumatised, this does not belittle or cancel out the other survivor’s suffering if they develop PTSD.
If someone reveals a traumatic experience with you, please be compassionate. If you cannot say anything comforting, validating or encouraging, PLEASE just say nothing at all.
Let’s talk about fear for a second. It’s a natural response that our brains create in order to protect us. We can have irrational fears and rational fears. However, fear in itself is not a bad thing! The worst thing you can do is be afraid of fear.
So when does it become a bad thing? Well for one, when it has paralyzed us from living whatever you consider a normal life. Is it distressing? Is it harming you or others? Is it keeping you from being happy, fulfilled, etc?
One thing I have learned recently about fear is to lean in. I have grown to see that when I acknowledge my fear and investigate why I feel afraid, I can overcome it. This eventually leads me to discover just how powerful I am!
Here is a silly example from my day today:
Boot camp trainer: “You are about to do 10 burpees. Okay go.”
Me: “No. No. No. Absolutely not. That is scary. It might hurt. I might not get all the way to 10. I might not have correct form... blah blah blah”
*only does 5 burpees*
Then I realized that I was having some fear and anxiety from doing an exercise that used to be very difficult for me to perform for long periods of time. I took a deep breath and asked myself “okay but what if?”
And I did. I did 10 full burpees and I was proud. Did it hurt? Yes. But did I also realize just how strong I am? Also yes.
So here is my point: sometimes when we run away from things that scare us, we can never actually discover how capable we are! I hope this encouraged someone today to step out of your comfort zone and watch yourself do incredible things!!
Love you & go do something that scares you 💕
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Since stone age, sapiens learned that in order to ensure their survival and growth they need to live in tribes, what now is called communities or societies, but in the other side of the moon living in groups comes with its part of trouble, the more people around you the more likely you are to fall in conflicts traps.
Conflict management skills comes very handy at these times. Read our articles about conflict resolution (Conflict resolution: be aware of the trap / Conflict resolution: road map) In these articles we will introduce you to a conflict resolution discipline, you’ll know most common traps that makes you fall in problematic situations, and a road map that will change your perspective about conflict, you will learn from now on to take it as a learning experience more than a burden.
Geoff took this picture on one of our first days in our new home. The truth is, I haven’t done much more to our home since then.
There’s still a paint sample on the kitchen cabinet. There are still random piles of stuff all over the house.
Sure, it’s been less than two weeks since we moved in, but because our home is the center of our whole lives right now, it’s tough looking around and feeling stuck amid chaos.
My theme lately has been “find moments of calm.” In the physical realm, that’s meant recreating the dining nook, making the bed with cheerful sheets, and getting our kitchen cabinets organized. In the mental-emotional realm, that’s meant maintaining a habit of taking long walks, allowing myself to do nothing, and taking sick days when I need to.
We’re still in the midst of a period of collective trauma and grief. What’s been working for you? I’m sharing some ways I’m making space for calm in my stories today.
so this is 27? I had chocolate for breakfast. yes, you are quite correct that is salsa down my dress from the crisps, celery & dips I had for lunch. Today I have been a HAWT mess. I woke up late, I haven’t showered yet, I fell over everything in my room as I am currently trying to spring clean, work was tough, just one of those days where everything goes a little bit wrong and you want to throw all that you own out a window and live on a boat. BUT gahd damm how lucky am I. I am in the best relationship of my life, amazing family, amazing friends AND my house plant that nearly died a few weeks, after I gave it some daily TLC is sprouting new shiny arms. Sometimes I have to just pack up my day, throw some hands to the sky and humble my damn self to what a wonderful life I live. (but also an off day, week, months, YEARS is totally ok, life isn’t great all the time so just deal with it in your own time) ALAS.. 27, what you got for me?
Eu sei que ninguém lê assim, bonitinho, mas eu queria uma foto massa pra falar da minha retomada à leitura.
A @feohana me chamou pra participar de um clube do livro durante a quarentena. Eu comentei que não tava conseguindo concentrar muito e tava com medo de falhar e não conseguir ler, mas topei do mesmo jeito.
Graças ao clube, às mulheres que participam do clube e à mim mesma, eu entrei no ritmo e não parei mais. Se antes eu tava com dificuldade de pegar um livro pra ler, agora eu conto os dias para o próximo. Voltei pro meu eixo, me reconheço agora. Volto a repetir que saúde mental tem absolutamente tudo a ver com a minha reconexão comigo mesma e, inevitavelmente, com a leitura.