Nobody is perfect. Everyone is flawed. Everyone makes mistakes. Your desire to be perfect may be hurting you more than it is helping you. Accepting your flaws is self-compassionate.
By: Cassandra Nordal, PR & Marketing Coordinator
Heating pads, chronic pain, uncontrollable bleeding, cramps, pain medication, depression, invasive procedures, tears, embarrassment, hormone therapy, infertility, bloating, debilitation, thrush, anemia, hormone imbalances, never being able to sleep and always wanting to sleep, extreme swelling and bloating, constant weight fluctuations, extreme dietary changes, painful scar tissue, late night/early morning ER visits, body aches, migraines, tension headaches, vomiting and IBS, and loss of function with certain organs - This is Endometriosis.
Like many other women out there, I have a love-hate relationship with my body. Sometimes I love it, but the majority of the time there is something I want to change about it. Even though we logically know that the expectations society puts on us are unrealistic, we still feel the need to try and live up to them.
By: Cassandra Nordal
The mental weight of body shaming can be heavy.
Often after a breakup, you’ll see people cut or dye their hair, get a piercing or tattoo, or change their wardrobe. I, for one, am guilty of all of the above. But why do we do this?
In order to train yourself to become healthier mentally it is not about setting one goal for yourself to accomplish in January. Instead, train yourself by making a genuine commitment towards self-improvement.
By Kelly Graham, MSW, RS
When you think of tattoos, you may not relate them to mental health. Tattoos can improve a person’s mental health by providing an outlet, making meaning for them, and helping them to process difficult feelings and thoughts.
People with tattoos get them for a variety of different reasons. Some feel that they make you love your body more because the outside better reflects who you are on the inside. They reflect your memories and experiences because you chose them and decided what you want represented on your skin.
"Even just looking at the raw images on her camera, I saw how amazing I looked. Just me. Laying on a bed in the sunlight. All it took was looking at myself in a different way to see how beautiful I was all along."
Nothing evokes anxiety more than getting a “tagged photo” notification without prior knowledge of what might be posted.
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