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Summer Solstice Musings  A Brown geek's musings on Mental Health, Animal & Human Rights All art made by me English🇨🇦 Español🇨🇴 Italian🇮🇹 #PTSD #ADHD #FM#CFS #MCAS #Vegan

I've got coffee, I've got my headphones, I've got pen and paper. I'm ready for my first simultaneous translation call of the week. Let's get those families reunited!

#abolishICE #simultaneoustranslation #keepfamiliestogether #familiesbelongtogether #nooneisillegalonstolenland

Los Hijos de La Violencia. Óleo de Jose Gabriel Acuna Acuña. In Colombia, a Human Rights defender is assassinated every four days.
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#nosestánmatando #nosestanmatando #colombia #humanrightsviolationsincolombia #humanrightsviolations

Strawberry, lime and soy milk smoothie. Yum, yum, yum!
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#sorefreshing #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedfood #vegan #healthy #noanimalsharmed #smoothie

Today is World Environment Day. How are you helping on your day to day life? Here's mine:

Bring your own shopping bags: ☑️
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Carry a refillable water bottle: ☑️
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Refuse plastic cutlery & straws: ☑️
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Pressure food suppliers: ☑️
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Pick up any plastic when out walking: ☑️
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Tell local officials you support single-use ban: ☑️ .
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#Repost from @plasticpollutes ・・・ It’s easy to #BeatPlasticPollution! Here are some simple tips to be part of the movement -
Send your video or photo to @unenvironment showing how you are getting rid of single-use plastics and challenge (tag) three friends to do the same. #WorldEnvironmentDay #CleanSeas #togetherwecan #plasticpollutes

Happy Benny Cumberbatch day!
#Repost from @plasticpollutes ・・・
Happy #WorldOtterDay! Refuse single-use plastic for the animals and the earth. #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle and #REFUSE plastic

The indigenous community of Cimarrón, Guainía, Colombia, still doesn't have legal status nor are they recognized by the Colombian government 😡😡 They deserve the same opportunities and rights afforded to other communities.

#colombia #indigenouspeople #cimarrón

#Repost @tobehumanorg
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La comunidad de Cimarrón está ubicada dentro del resguardo indigena El Paujíl, comunidad que hasta el día de hoy no ha sido legalizado ni reconocido por las autoridades nacionales.
Queremos que sus habitantes tengan las mismas oportunidades y ayudas que el resto de la comunidades.

#ToBeHumanOrg #ToBeTheChange #TrabajoSocial
#Philanthropy #Socialgood #Fundraising

May being #mentalhealthmonth, here's two of the ways I take care of my mental health:

1. 太极拳, Tàijíquán or most commonly tai chi.

2. Arts & Crafts: papercrafting, drawing, sketching, painting, doing calligraphy.

I love Chinese calligraphy for the same reason I love internal martial arts. They both lead to a state of mental calm and clarity through the focusing of the mind in the movements, the forms. I studied Tàijíquán in my mid 20's. My master's master having learned it growing up in Taoist monastery. I had missed it dearly and finally I started training again two weeks ago. As it turns out, being referred to a seniors centre is not too bad after all. Both the Language Speech pathologist and my case worker from CCAC independently referred me to a centre called Life After Fifty and it so happens one of the programs they offer is tai chi for seniors! I lucked out. It is already doing wonders for both my mental health and the chronic pain. The fatigue is worse but I can cope with that when my mental health is good. And look! It inspired me to grab my pens and brushes again! I am particularly proud of the person practicing Taichi against the sunny background 😊
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••• Footnote: This is a watercolour drawing of the Chinese characters and not done with traditional chinese calligraphy.
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#太极拳 #Tàijíquán #taichi #mentalhealth #calligraphy #brushcalligraphy #brushpen #grateful #thankful #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #happy #chronicillness #chronicpain #PTSD #anxiety #depression #fibro #cfs @stationeryisland.uk

The NP told me yesterday I needed to eat better in order to not feel fatigued. I reminded her she had referred me to a nutritionist. Did you even read her assessment? The only thing the nutritionist had to say about my diet was "oh good. Sourdough bread is good but rye bread is better" when I told her the kind of bread I ate. I detest white bread. I don't drink pop (soda, if you're in the states). I asked the NP what her idea of a healthy diet is, she said mostly vegetables and fruit. I said, I'm vegan; all I eat is plant based. You should have seen her face. All the food I eat is homemade, no preservatives. Pictured here, is last night's dinner: Mushroom fried rice, garlic string beans and bean curds with mixed vegetables. Plus orange, banana, coconut milk smoothie. All the juice I drink is freshly squeezed. All the smoothies I make myself.
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#invalidated #angry #betrayed #chronicillness #chronicfatigue #itsnotinmyhead #spoonie #vegan #plantbasedfood #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #spoonie #spoonielife

How  à propos, given my horrible experience yesterday at the hands of my nurse practitioner. That feeling of betray when the very person who is supposed to help you, tells you it's all in your head

#angry #betrayed #invalidated #itsnotallinmyhead #spooniesisterhood #spoonie #spooniewarrior

#Repost from @fibromyalgia_inspirational
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May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
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#fibroinspire #fibromyalgia #fibromyalgiaawareness #fibroaawareness #fibro #fibrosupport #fibrorecovery #fibrowarrior #fibrofighter #fibromyalgiawarrior #hiddenillness #chronicpain #chronicpainwarrior

According to my nurse practitioner, all I need to do to beat chronic fatigue is to tell myself -first thing in the morning - I have lots of energy. And then indeed I will have lots of energy to work and do all the things I am missing in life.
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#invalidated #chronicillness #chronicfatigue #chronicfatiguesyndrome #cfs #spoonie #spooniesisterhood #spooniewarrior #mentalhealth

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