🍃NOURISH AND BE NOURISHED?🍃 Nourishment is a two way flow. It's easy and fulfilling to nurture others and give of ourselves. But if we spend too much energy and attention on giving without being open to receiving nourishment ourselves, we end up feeling depleted and somehow cheated by life.
Are you open to recieving the blessing and rewards that you so richly deserve? What is blocking the free flow of nourishment in your life? Do you feel unworthy to recieve? Selfish, perhaps? Or does the idea of recieving stir up feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability?
Dear ones, while many faiths around the world give thanks this weekend for the most precious gift of all - LIFE - let's remind oursleves that there is no shame in needing to be nourished. Does a flower feel guilty for needing sunlight?
Let's open oursleves up during this precious time to recieving everything that we need. Let's be open to recieving blessing from all avenues of life, even the unexpected. Let's commit to rebuking any feelings of shame and guilt that may arise as we declare our needs and fostering an attitude of expectation.
And as we are romanced by life and have our needs met in unexpected ways, let's open the floodgates of nourishment and nurturement in our lives even more by showing a willingness to bless others and ourselves. "Freely, freely you have recieved. Freely, freely give..." Nourishment is a two way flow.
I believe we are the creator of our own happiness.
You can look for inspiration and guidance from mentors, coaches etc.
But in the end of the day you are the one who has to make the decision to change, who has to take action and create the life you want.
This also goes for your health & wellness journey.
Don’t wait for something outside of you to change how you want to feel on the inside.
Everyday we can take small actions that brings us closer to our goal.
What are you going to do today?
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Many of the behaviors that hurt us today began as protection devices: ie, coping tools.🌿 Today, you get to review behaviors that bother you & ask, “Is this still working for me now?🌿If not, say, “Thank you,” to the behavior for how it once helped you (maybe even saved your life) & then, mindfully, consciously, say “You brought me to this point, & now - I let you go.”🌿If you need help letting go of old behaviors that aren’t serving you now, ask for help; that’s the self-compassionate thing to do.🌻 #365daysofselfcompassion#selfcompassion 🌿 🌿 🌿
I’ve very recently come out of a slump that could have easily become a downward spiral into full on depression. There was a time when I would have continuously told myself that I was ok. That I was fine. The trouble with this is I wasn’t accepting that I was not ok.
Acceptance is key when you’re not ok because when you continue without help you fall into a full blown depression. By recognising the signs early and by listening to those around you who may notice the signs before you, you stand a better chance of catching it on time.
This time around I noticed that I wasn’t ok. I listened to those around me and I accepted their help. I took the necessary steps to reverse how I was feeling. It’s not easy buy I’m now feeling much better. I feel stronger than before.
We all have a strong person inside us waiting to emerge to help us in times if need. And after each time of struggle this person becomes stronger and more aware. Allow this person to be there for you. We are strong. It is ok to not be ok and when we accept that we can change our lives.
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This is a very special episode as the Discussion welcomes our first international guest. We’re joined by The Phoenix Man, an online blogger from Macedonia, in our Discussion. In the episode Phoenix discusses his experiences, shares on the addiction culture of his country, and talks about his vision.
Past birthday inner dialogue: “Okay all eyes are on you, be perfect. Suck in. Don’t indulge until dinner. It’s not a big deal, don’t be selfish. Ugh you have to wear a swimsuit. Don’t allow pictures unless you approve. Just get it over with.”
Current birthday dialogue:
“F*ck yes it’s my birthday!!! Time to celebrate and make a huge deal because I deserve it and it’s my special day! Bathing suits all day, cinnamon role for breakfast, rose all day, fries for lunch and silly pictures on the beach! Just have fun, it’s about time you relax... you deserve it!”
Cheers to another year!! We ALL deserve to celebrate life! #recoveryloveandcare#birthdaygirl 👑
THE PROBLEM: Newly-clean/sober folks often need to separate themselves from many of the people, places, and activities that used to be a regular part of their lives. The problem is, replacing those social circles and activities isn’t easy. Loneliness and isolation aren’t good for anyone, but when you’re in recovery from substance use, they can easily trigger relapse.
THE SOLUTION: Just Love More, Inc. (@justlovemoreinc) wants to partner with businesses, organizations, and individuals to host events and social groups of all types across Metro Atlanta aimed at creating safe and substance-free spaces for everything from casual meals, game nights, and yoga, to karaoke, hiking, and movie nights.
You don’t need to be in recovery to participate, only to agree to be substance-free, supportive, and inclusive while participating.
HOW TO HELP: Would you be interested in attending events like these? Do you have an idea for an event? Would your business or organization be interested in hosting one? We’d love to hear from you. Send a DM and let’s talk!
Feeling overwhelmed with situations pulling you out of the present moment? Hit the pause button, pull up — and remember one of the Six Essentials to Getting S*t Done: Let go or be dragged.
What’s the payoff of letting go? For me, it’s all about getting back to a more grounded, regulated state where I feel in the flow. When I’m in that state I make better decisions and deliver higher-quality work—without feeling exhausted. .
If you’re looking for techniques on letting go, drop a comment below!
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✌️✌️✌️Ellie displaying the physical (facial expression, body language) manifestation of frustration, envy, and restrained anger. Due to the injustice of needing to wait her turn.
Aiden displaying the physical manifestation of joy, happiness and pleasure.
In part because he likes painting. But perhaps... his sister’s reaction is even more pleasing? #brother#sister
👉🏻 DESLIZA PARA LEER EN ESPAÑOL 👉🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“...try, try again.”
It’s SO easy to feel frustrated when you try something for the first time and it seems impossible. It makes you wanna quit and forget about it forever.
Whether it’s the gym, recovery, something you really like but feel you’re not good at. Whatever it is, you need to give yourself time.
We live in a society that is full of promises of “immediate results”. We need to learn that if we want to achieve things, we need to put in the work. Dedication, persistence, patience... hell, even a little bit of stubbornness.
Things. Take. Time.
And I totally get that not knowing how long something will take can cause a lot of uncertainty and anxiety.
The way I deal with it, is I try to give myself a generous yet realistic amount of time.
That way, I get rid of the pressure. I’ll always push myself so I’ll usually be able to achieve whatever it is sooner than what I expected.
So keep it real.
Don’t compare your pace to other people’s.
Don’t rush it. Nothing good ever comes from quick fixes.
You CAN do it if you only give yourself a chance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“...intenta una y otra vez.”
Es MUY fácil sentirte frustrado cuando intentas algo por primera vez y parece imposible. Hace que quieras rendirte y olvidarte para siempre.
Ya sea el gimnasio, tratarte, algo que te gusta mucho pero sientes que no eres bueno. Sea lo que sea, necesitas darte tiempo.
Vivimos en una sociedad llena de promesas de “resultados inmediatos”.
Necesitamos aprender que si queremos conseguir cosas, necesitamos esforzarnos. Dedicación, persistencia, paciencia... incluso ser porfiado.
Las cosas toman TIEMPO.
Y entiendo totalmente que no saber cuánto te demorarás puede causar incertidumbre y ansiedad.
Yo lo manejo dándome una cantidad de tiempo generosa pero realista.
De esa forma, me deshago de la presión. Me esforzaré siempre así que normalmente lograré conseguirlo (sea lo que sea) antes de lo esperado.
Así que sé honesto.
No compres tu ritmo con el del resto.
No te apures. Nunca nada bueno resulta de soluciones rápidas.
Puedes lograrlo si tan solo te das la oportunidad.
In a few weeks, I'll have 3 spots opening up for my Recover & Thrive program.
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I don't need to convince you why these things are important. You already know.
So, if you're serious about saying "Fuck you!" to your addiction and upgrading your life so you you can become a better father, better husband, and an overall better man, go to AlcoholRecoveryExpert.com to book a free session with me.
If you qualify for the program, we'll start working together in May. If not, you'll still get a lot of helpful information for free.
Trust me, hiring me could be one of the best decisions you ever make.
Also, if you're a wife or mother reading this, you should encourage your husband or son to get in touch with me.
I'll help them rise up and become who they were born to be.
Book your free recovery session and apply for Recover & Thrive at AlcoholRecoveryExpert.com.
It's time to kick your addiction's ass and reclaim your life. .
Are boundaries hard for you? They are hard for so many of us.
The reality is if we don't have boundaries we're enabling unhealthy behavior and that helps nobody.
𝐈𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭, 𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐠𝐠𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐫, 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬.
Its also disrespectful and hurts yourself and possibly others.
So although it may be insanely hard, develop boundaries and stick to them because you love them, care about yourself and others.
👉𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦 @NextGenCounsel 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘢 𝘍𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. 𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥.