Hi, my name is Lisa McManes and I am the Community Director of the Orenda Society.  The Orenda Society is a local non-for-profit organization that delivers a unique blend of yoga, mindfulness, personal development, and mentorship programming to youth.

These girls learn the concepts of self-love, self-awareness, and gratitude - concepts and tools that will help them navigate through the ups and downs of life. These skills are invaluable, and I am honored to be right there with them to witness their shifts and growth.
#kidsmentalhealth #yogalife #orendasociety #buildacommunity #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmondays #selfcare #loveyourself #confidencebuilders #loveiskey #mindfulness #personaldevelopment #communityovercompetition #myunicornlife #fitspo #fitfam #goodtimesahead #emotionalintelligence #yycphotographer #outofthedarknessyyc #beepic #kidsyoga #yyclocal #okotoksyoga #albertagirls #createthelifeyouwanttolive #youareenough #riseup #purposefulaction#okotokssummercamps

First let’s just acknowledge the real sorcery that are these flourless avocado brownies from @thecastawaykitchen which are some of the best I’ve had 🥑🙌🏻 >>>
Next let’s talk about #mentalhealth and #selfcare 💅🏻
Do you know what self care is? It’s whatever you need it to be 🙏🏻 and that might change from day to day. So it’s important to listen to your heart and your body and figure out what it is for you right now ✌🏻
Today for me it’s having a therapy session after not going for three weeks💆🏻‍♀️ (NEEDED THAT), talking to my mum on the phone, doing my nails and baking. >>>
Your self-care doesn’t have to look like mine, or hers, or theirs. >>>
I hadn’t gone to therapy in 3 weeks because my therapist and I took alternating vacations and to be honest with you, I felt like I was losing my shit a little bit- OKAY more than a little bit 🤯😰 but I realized after my session today just HOW MUCH it had been helping to center me, keep me feeling like I was in control and feeling confident. >>>
Is there anything you used to do that made you feel really good after? Maybe it was a bit hard at first, maybe you had to push yourself a little to do it, you always dragged your feet, but it always filled you up in the end? Did you stop doing it? Why? Check in with yourself, do you need something small back in your life.. because I think you deserve it. 💕💕💕💕

Healing is not always a forward motion. My struggles get the best of me at times and although some days I feel like I took giant leaps forwards, there are days when I feel like I took more steps backward. One thing I am working really hard on right now is self-compassion. A big aspect of my experience living with depression is bringing myself down in some pretty ugly ways. The way I talk to myself is unkind and with little empathy. I’m constantly comparing myself to others and giving myself very unrealistic expectations. But I’m working on changing that. I’m learning to allow myself days to “do nothing” and be okay with that. Because I’m not really actually doing nothing— I’m allowing myself time to re-charge. And that’s okay. In fact, it’s necessary for me.
*Do you ever feel pressured by societal expectations and/or compare yourself to others? What are some ways you take care of yourself?

I'm starting a thing where we talk about mental health on Monday's (hence Mental Health Monday's!) I wanna break the stigma and get people talking about mental health in hopes of it helping each other out! This week, I would like you guys to send me songs that uplift you and get you going when you're down! So it's not too late to join in!
#mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthmondays #mentalhealthisreal

Pay attention it...
Understand it...
Take care of it... #Thankful #PositiveWithPurpose #MentalHealthMondays #SelfWorthTuesdayisTomorrow

Mental Disorders are not adjectives. We spend so much time classifying people as crazy or bipolar or psycho.

These things should not be taken lightly and should not be used to describe our friends and loved ones...Or strangers.

#knowledgeispower #Imatter #WhoisSipSocial #mentalresources #Empowerment #EmpowerandBuild #MotivationalMondays #SipSocialClub

“Suppressing trauma and pain does not cause it to go away or heal. It festers and turns into something much worse. It is painful to deal with the darkness of your past, but you must do so to step into the light of your present.
Sometimes, our minds recreate the things we’ve experienced and it affects us more than the actual event. You cannot control what happened to you in the past, but you can control your present.
If you acknowledge what you’ve been through and do the work to heal from it, you will be much better off. Even if you can’t discuss it with your family, find someone that you trust so that you can begin moving forward.” -excerpt from my new (and first!) book, “Know Yourself: Unlocking the Secrets of Self-Awareness.” CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO OR COPY AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE!


I must have made quite an impression in my first ever 1500m Steeplechase at @welshathletics League last Saturday.

Just been selected for West Wales to run the 1500m @welshathletics Inter Regional Track & Field Championships a week Saturday, 25th August!
It isnt even my normal/favourite event at the moment either 🤗 💪

#Motivated #MotivationalMonday #LoveIt #MentalHealthMondays
#AbsolutelyBouncing #Happy #LoveMySport #Pumped #Excited

#mentalhealthmondays - MAKING PROBLEMS TO HAVE .... PROBLEMS
Happy Monday guys:) I know this may seem like a weird title. But you know what. Sometimes if I’m happy I think my little anxiety gremlin asks me why I deserve to be happy. Then it makes me question if I’m deserving. So I make up a nice new problem that doesn’t exist or hasn’t happened yet so I can feel crappy ALL over again and push everyone away ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Take this weekend for example. I had the most amazing time. I spent time with my family and my gf. I made memories I’ll never forget and so because I’m deliriously happy I decide that I’m going to fail my exam and I’m not good enough for it. Do the two things make sense. UMMM NO but that’s my brain ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s very difficult to explain if you don’t suffer with this. You might read it as ‘wtf this makes no sense’ or you totally get it and you’re reading it like WHY AM I LIKE THIS. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s definately the thing that holds me back the most and the thing that has lingered on my whole life through my good and bad days.
I guess now is where I tell you how I combat it... the answer is I don’t really. Other then talk about it as SOON as I feel it. Because we don’t talk about this stuff enough do we. We keep quiet because we don’t want people to think we’re weird. But if you’re anything like me you’re weird anyway and it’s good to just let someone know that yeah. You feel like that too. End the stigma and be your ultimate self.
Love and good vibes for the week ahead ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#mentalhealth #selflove #fitness #fitspiration #fitnessjourney #girlswholift #motivation #booty #journey #mondaymotivation
#fitfam #weightlossjourney #girlgains #strong #yourbody #mondaymotivation #healthylifestyle #bootyfordays #healthyliving #gym #girlgains #gains #fitness #exercise #career

Affirm yourself: engaging in positive self affirmations daily will build self esteem and could improve mood. #MCwellness #MentalHealthMondays

Don’t be a ‘yes’ person all the time. When we care to much about what other’s think and feel we tend to say yes to everything and it triggers us to burn out or feel hopeless. So don’t be scared to say no and practice the responses above! ❇️ @chelysmentalwealth

#ReconstructingFeminine #WomenEmpowerment #WomenSupportingWomen #Positive #Focused #Success #Independent #CreativeWomen #EducatedWomen #DreamBig #Motivation #Inspiration #Power #Perseverance #Dedication #MotivationMonday #Awareness #MentalHealthMondays #SaludMental #MentalHealth #Therapist #Anxiety #Bilingual #Depression #SocialAnxiety #MexicansBeLike #ChelysMentalWealth #BeStrong #Ruizawareness

#mentalhealthmonday 🤯 coming up in 15-20 mins on @younow #younow 😁 I'm just setting up things and getting ready #mentalhealth #talkaboutit #mentalhealthawareness #letstalkaboutit #letstalkmentalhealth #mentalhealthmondays

#MHM Mental Health Monday’s Todays tip: BE VULNERABLE!!!! THAT IS WHERE YOUR POWER IS! Check in and breathe! What pains you, acknowledge it and accept it so you can move forward with awareness for your highest self. Take 3 mins this morning and “Check In” with your self. Recognize it. Acknowledge it. Accept it and Act in awareness of it. You are powerful! RP: @loclivin @naturallclub 📸: @shakkadelicphotography For more info on TAP theathleteproject, sessions or bookings to discuss mental health in performance contact Coach D GFFRinfo@gmail.com📥#performancedevelopment #meditate #checkin #sports #life #protrainer #MHM #mentalhealthmondays #procoach #Bethedifference #mhfa #artistsoninstagram #TAP #athleticyogi #Vulnerbility #Power #Thecheckin #theathleteproject #GETFITFLYRIGHT #JOINTHATMOVEMENT

Though I usually steer away from intimate relationship on this page, yesterday I had the opportunity to be on a panel that discussed various relationship views. One of the questions posed was, "how do you know when someone is not ready to be in a relationship?" I chose to respond with the statement in the image picture.
I went on to explain that the question was too subjective for any one person to be able to definitively answer. Though many of us may agree on things, there will be a variety of things that we will disagree on. That being said, the things that you say with regards to this answer are based on what works for you. Eg. If you believe a lack of interest is: the other person not calling every day or not responding to texts quickly etc another person might find that needy/clingy. When we say that someone isn't ready for a relationship, what we are really saying is, that person isn't ready for the "type of relationship I want/need". Now there is a caveat to this...... If you have dated multiple people and they are stating the same or similar issue(s), as to why they don't believe you are ready for a relationship..... you might need to look in to that. Either you have a "type" of person that you like to date, and based on what you're offering, it will never be enough or you have unresolved issues that need to be addressed.
Dating is tricky, part of the fun sometimes, is figuring it out.
#Dating #Relationships #MentalHealthMondays #MentalHealthMatters #TherapistKP #YourFriendlyNeighborhoodTherapist #MentalUnwind

"I was so obsessed with making you happy, that I never paused to ask myself if I was even happy. I showed you that you didn't have to value me because I didn't even value me. I'm glad I fixed that" 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #Thankful #SelfWorth #MentalHealthMondays

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