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Came across this and decided to post it. A massage for everyone with a phone. Lets be safe, and tell people you know who get distracted by texting or using a phone as well. #lifesavingtips #worldpsyche #mentalhealthactivist #life

(SWIPE LEFT TO SEE ALL CLIPS) DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS/ ABUSE IN RELATIONSHIPS. .
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Its very sad seeing cases of domestic abuse and violence that lead to death, trending online and on the news. Please dont stay in an abusive relationship and do nothing about it. .
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You can make constructive move, you dont have to suffer, if your partner is willing to work on things then saying sorry is not enough seek help from the nearest source of help you can get your hands on. .
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One episode of abuse or violence is one too many, because it can lead to death, the risk of fatality always comes with every abusive episode. Please dont keep quite. .
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A lot of bodies and organizations are available to assist and are easily reachable get informed about it do your research, it may just save your life. @worldpsyche
#mentalhealthawareness
#emotionaltranquility
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When I sometimes feel like giving up
First stage of recovery is acknowledging the wounds

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Came across this and decided to post it. A massage for everyone with a phone. Lets be safe, and tell people you know who get distracted by texting or using a phone as well. #lifesavingtips #worldpsyche #mentalhealthactivist #life

I went to a pottery class last week by @centerpottery , aptly named Find Your Center. It was a suggestion my therapist & I explored in our last session to diversify and enhance my healing process, but I was terrified because I'm generally not good with hands-based arts. I came in prepared to start from the bottom but it wasn't my kinaesthetic abilities that would be put to the test, but my need for a sense of control.
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Now pottery is hard, especially for beginners, but I still came in with expectations and a vision of what I wanted to achieve. The very first time I got on the wheel and started handling my clay, just as it got to a point where I thought I was doing alright, the whole structure collapsed. As in, pancake flat miserably collapsed. I remember not being able to take my feet off the pedal that controls the wheel and just watched my failed attempt spin round and round and round and trying to clamp down a panic attack.
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The trainer then came up to me and gently told me, "It's okay. You did good. You can try again. Go and wash up and take a new piece of clay." _
I washed up, hid in the toilet to calm down for a bit, drank some water, and tried again. I looked around and saw that dammit, everyone's trying their best too and we're learning.
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My second attempt kinda collapsed again, but I managed to salvage a part of it and make it into a bowl. The third one was bigger than the second one but it collapsed inwards and I couldn't fix it. And then the final attempt, of which by then I'd managed to learn to switch my mind off of what I needed it to be and just allowed my fingers to feel through the process, came out pretty damn good. It was a slow process to get to the point when it was therapeutic but I guess that's the whole point - to overcome that mountain.
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I've been struggling more lately, with the ptsd coming back crashing in waves and not being able to sleep well with nightmares and waking up to panic attacks, but I'm taking the chance to be kind to myself and to let go of the need to control because it just adds on to the difficulty and also to celebrate the fact that I'm more aware and clear now of my triggers. [ctd below]

Its hard sometimes to apologize in many cases, especially when you are not totally at fault. Even when you are wrong by a fraction, apologizing does not show weakness, in fact it shows more strength because its hard to admit you are wrong and also go further to apologize, very hard in fact, and persuading your self to take responsibility for your wrong shows maturity not weakness. #emotionaltranquility #mentalhealthawareness #worldpsyche #mentalhealthactivist

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I went to a pottery class last week by @centerpottery , aptly named Find Your Center. It was a suggestion my therapist & I explored in our last session to diversify and enhance my healing process, but I was terrified because I'm generally not good with hands-based arts. I came in prepared to start from the bottom but it wasn't my kinaesthetic abilities that would be put to the test, but my need for a sense of control.
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Now pottery is hard, especially for beginners, but I still came in with expectations and a vision of what I wanted to achieve. The very first time I got on the wheel and started handling my clay, just as it got to a point where I thought I was doing alright, the whole structure collapsed. As in, pancake flat miserably collapsed. I remember not being able to take my feet off the pedal that controls the wheel and just watched my failed attempt spin round and round and round and trying to clamp down a panic attack.
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The trainer then came up to me and gently told me, "It's okay. You did good. You can try again. Go and wash up and take a new piece of clay." _
I washed up, hid in the toilet to calm down for a bit, drank some water, and tried again. I looked around and saw that dammit, everyone's trying their best too and we're learning.
_
My second attempt kinda collapsed again, but I managed to salvage a part of it and make it into a bowl. The third one was bigger than the second one but it collapsed inwards and I couldn't fix it. And then the final attempt, of which by then I'd managed to learn to switch my mind off of what I needed it to be and just allowed my fingers to feel through the process, came out pretty damn good. It was a slow process to get to the point when it was therapeutic but I guess that's the whole point - to overcome that mountain.
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I've been struggling more lately, with the ptsd coming back crashing in waves and not being able to sleep well with nightmares and waking up to panic attacks, but I'm taking the chance to be kind to myself and to let go of the need to control because it just adds on to the difficulty and also to celebrate the fact that I'm more aware and clear now of my triggers. [ctd below]

A huge thank you to our host @shaaban9934 @bpachampong and panel @tevinvassell @jahdusha @vernon_patrick for your support and contribution to our #mentalhealth #wellbeing discussion 'Bend so you don't break' at @bcaheritage .
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#Repost @andreacorbett_
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About today..... A big Thank you to the co host Shaaban at the @inspirational_u event who invited me to the panel to speak about my journey with a mental health illness. (Let's talk about MENTAL HEALTH)
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The event was packed full of inspirational and inspiring stories and comments from the panel and the audience. .
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#bodybuilding / #fitnesslifestyle saved my life! .
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#Mentalhealthactivist #MentalHealth #mentalstrength #depression #sad #happy #weather #wellbeingcoach #speaker #publicspeaking #entrepreneur #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #freshstart #iywellbeing #BCAis3

About today..... A big Thank you to the co host Shaaban at the @inspirational_u event who invited me to the panel to speak about my journey with a mental health illness. (Let's talk about MENTAL HEALTH)
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The event was packed full of inspirational and inspiring stories and comments from the panel and the audience. .
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#bodybuilding / #fitnesslifestyle saved my life! .
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#Mentalhealthactivist #MentalHealth #mentalstrength #depression #sad #happy #weather #wellbeingcoach #speaker #publicspeaking #entrepreneur #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #freshstart #iywellbeing

Deuteronomy 1:30

The LORD your God will lead you, and he will fight for you, just as you saw him do in Egypt.

This word was spoken to encourage the Israelites after God pointed them to a new direction. God did not only show them the way but the Israelites had the army of God's angels barricading them. They went through a rigorous liberation struggle in Egypt but because God is God their freedom was sure and His word came did not fall to the ground.

When we face a new challenge or desire a new victory we develop a fear of what we do not know. Not knowing whether the direction that God keeps telling us to go in is better than where we are. So we trouble God's heart with our inability to see that He wants what is best for us.
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At Gabz FM interview
#MmakgosiLive is onnnnnn for the 8th September and you're invited.
#Poetry #SpokenWord #Art #MentalHealthActivist #African #Africa #Mmakgosi #Botswana #MystiqueBotswanaPictures #Thespian #Musician #Music #Faith #Writer #Creativity #InstaPoetry #Instapics #InstaFaith #InstaWord # InstaHope #InstaFilms

Y'know, it's so easy to lose ourselves in moments of difficulty. We react, at times in ways we never thought would ever be associated with us. We turn sarcastic, we turn bitchy, we turn into an entire ball of angst. We fall back onto negative and hurtful defence mechanisms. We get overwhelmed and take on negativity as the norm. It seems like everybody is doing it anyway.
Then we take a step back, look at things from a third perspective, and start hating the person we've become. Who is this person? Where is this coming from?
Ah, I've lost myself countless times, and have turned into persons I do not ever wish to become again. I have beaten myself up; I have hidden away in holes. But it isn't worth it. It isn't worth losing our self.

So I've learnt that when it happens, to reel in and try again. To try better. It will keep happening when we need to learn something, so every time it happens I try to be better. I am far from perfect - if anything I am a storm of issues and mistakes.
If you're going through this struggle as well, be curious instead of bashing yourself - it is a gift. Take a deep breath, and learn to respond. Respond with kindness, with grace, and with dignity. Figure out what it's trying to teach you. Forgive yourself, and seek forgiveness from those you may have hurt unknowingly.

Things will get better. You don't have to remain the person you have unfortunately become. Life is filled with hope - find what makes you feel happy and centred again. We can always try and try again and come back to what is true.
I was feeling all sorts recently until I heard Shaykh Aslam's reminder at @soutilahi 's event last night: Your sins are never greater than Allah's mercy.
I didn't know I needed to hear that so much. If we cannot find it within ourselves to learn to forgive and love our own selves, or maybe others may still hold resentment or negative feelings towards us despite our best efforts, then may we at least never deny ourselves of that mercy and promise from God.

#NEWS #NEWS #NEWS

Hope you got your copy of Friday's Mmegi.
Thank you Kago Ngwato for being my eyes and ears when I was out of the country. I bless the Lord for you

#MmakgosiLive is onnnnnn for the 8th September and you're invited. Copy that beloveds.
#Poetry #SpokenWord #Art #MentalHealthActivist #African #Africa #Mmakgosi #Botswana #MystiqueBotswanaPictures #Thespian #Musician #Music #Faith #Writer #Creativity #InstaPoetry #Instapics #InstaFaith #InstaWord # InstaHope #InstaFilms

Inspiration fm talking about "what love is and what love is not" and discussing about how people can abuse themselves emotionally and get abused by people in a any kind of relationship.. dont be in denial of be in self deception if you are being abused emotional dont rationalize for the abuser ask him or her to try to stop or bring in to their consciousness, it may be knowingly or unknowingly either ways, not letting it known or expressing your self is dangerous. #worldpsyche #emotionaltranquility #mentalhealthactivist #notoabuse #loveyourself

The mind, a lot of the time is unappreciated and many people don't respect its capabilities, thats why in sports when athletes acquire a lot of skill and ability through training they also do an equal amount of mind, brain and emotional exercise, they understand that skill is not enough. Value, protect and evaluate your emotional state and what goes on in your mind, and you will be surprised to how productive your life and day would get. You are having a bad day? Try to regulate and evaluate whats going on in your mind and with your emotions, things may change so fast you wont even believe. Ps it works for me 🙂🙇🏽‍♀️🙇🏽‍♀️
#worldpsyche #mentalhealthactivist #emotionaltranquility #emotionaltip

Came across this and decided to post it. A massage for everyone with a phone. Lets be safe, and tell people you know who get distracted by texting or using a phone as well. #lifesavingtips #worldpsyche #mentalhealthactivist #life

Came across this and decided to post it. A massage for everyone with a phone. Lets be safe, and tell people you know who get distracted by texting or using a phone as well. #lifesavingtips #worldpsyche #mentalhealthactivist #life

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