Men’s Health Week runs from June 14-20, but just like everything else that’s important it is something that should be advocated for everyday. This issue first caught my attention when a friend almost died by suicide at the hands of an abusive ex-girlfriend who kept telling him “man up” for being in touch with his feelings. Today, a childhood best friend all the way up to high school finally opened up to me that of it weren’t for me and a couple of other mutual friends he’d have died by suicide too for constantly being bullied while we were kids. It shocked me to know he was suicidal and I wasn’t aware of it and it made me cry, but I’m so grateful he is still with us today. Toxic masculinity doesn’t just harm women but also men, and we should stop and question what are society’s values that are bringing harm to all human lives.
This has been an important part of my healing 💜
Hi. Recently discovered this app and I’m really hoping it helps me to work through my triggers and my response to them. And develop some healthy and positive techniques for when they happen in the future instead of spiraling into a dark mind place like I do now. Been around domestic abuse since childhood and was with a very emotionally/verbally/mentally abusive man for 5 years. So I’m still really trying to deal with and work through it all. That’s why they diagnosed me with ptsd.
Need some1 to talk too. Some1 that will check on me everyday. Not in a good place and dont think i will be for awhile. If there is any1 willing i would greatly appreciate it. I feel like some plp are just tired of hearing about my situation and depression. Just nice to have some1 contact me to talk or check on me.
Anyone able to message me?
My unborn-sickly pregnancy was terminated in winter of 2018, the third birthday would have been the 4th of July had the pregnancy been healthy. The crisis chat line (whom I will be volunteering for soon!) brought me to Wisdo. Therapy, medication, a puppy and Wisdo have significantly improved my wellbeing and hardship with grief. The battle isn’t over, I am just beginning to work through shame, guilt and embarrassment. Please help me out, please tell me what has helped you or someone else through those feelings or messege me? Thank you for everything 💕 This platform saved my life, I wouldn’t be here today without having this place to wake up to knowing I am found and helping others find their way too 😭 Oy Vey… I’m tearing up lol 🫂 much love ❤️🩹
You're a warrior queen Mo... don't u dare forget that..
I feel like turning into a monster like the monster eating me away quickly 🥺
Let go of what you have no control over, before nighttime. I thought I’d share with all of you what I shared in today’s session with the incredible Shelley D., coach of the Monday sessions on Joyful Retirement. I call it the art of letting go. At the end of each day, I do my best of leaving what I can’t control behind me. Tomorrow is a new day with great opportunities. Tomorrow might be our breakthrough to our inner peace and happiness. It’s not always easy of letting things go when we’re so caught up in our inner trauma and storms. I always try to stay dry under my inner umbrella. The inner storms might not be over but I imagine that I’m safe under my umbrella. I’ve been using the umbrella technique to keep me safe from all my darkness. It might be a temporary solution but it helps me in coping and moving forward instead of moving backwards. Why should I carry those burdens with me when it’s time to rest my soul. Life is short and I’ve learned that I mustn’t carry what I can’t control with me. I admit that the art of letting go is fairly new to me. I’ve always carried all my burdens with me which made my shoulders an unbearable heaviness. The heaviness was to overwhelming. I do my best of letting things go at the end of each day. Whatever we hold in our minds will be what we’ll experience in life. Do your best in letting go of what you have no control over because it will only create more anxiety for you. If I can do it so can you. Just believe in yourselves and you’ll pull through. Do your best in cleansing your spirit and souls before bedtime. Tomorrow might be your breakthrough. Be good to yourselves and do your best in moving forward. The day is over, it’s time to end that page of your story for a healthy and peaceful goodnight sleep. A new page of your life will begin in the morning. Hugs The MoC
I was innocent, I was insecure, I smiled through a thousand tears, I always dreamed, Of being someone else. Take my paintbrush away, My life felt blank, Just like my canvas, That I kept locked up, In my closet. Everything was stolen, From me, My innocence, My soul, But they couldn’t take, My heart from me. The realizing that I, Didn’t have a space, To fit in, Until today. Chasing my dreams, Standing tall, Still believing, In the light, After all my darkness. Here’s to a second chance, Of finding hope, In all of life’s blessings. I had a dream, That you and I, Will find a place to fit in. The MoC
From selfcareisajourney 💜 I've always felt "behind" those my age. For anyone else who has similar struggles and is finding their way now, I see you, you are valid and I support you on your path ☺️
GUESS WHAT? 😊 Im starting TMS therapy (Transcrainial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy) in August after its confirmed that my secondary insurance will be accepted. Fingers crossed!
My shoulders are finally getting lighter, I feel this weight falling off. My daughter has just received full custody of her son. No more visits from the abuser. This decision has been approved by a judge, so it’s an official decision from our law system. Life is good right now. We do know that he’ll try to surface back in my grandson’s life but we’ll just call the cops due to the restraining order. I haven’t always believed in the system but I’m so grateful....
It’s ok to fall down along your path. Falling down is part of life, it’s a learning process. What you do afterwards will be your stepping stone. When you fall down, get up and move forward. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Never underestimate yourself. You are strong enough to face your inner storm, you’ve made it this far. When you feel like quitting, think about why and where you started. Don’t quit until you attain your goals. Quitting will never speed up your dreams. You may not be where you want to be, but you’re closer to your goals than you were yesterday. With courage, strength, determination and willpower, you can conquer your life and fulfill your heart with positivity. Hugs The MoC
I have a lot of anxiety and trauma regarding a coworker at my job... I reported him to a supervisor and have heard that he was spoken to and his response to some of the things he said to me... so it was a “misunderstanding” but I still don’t believe it... is there anyone that I can talk to over private message?
I will live one more day, I will make it through. People might say, I won’t pull through, But I will make it through. I will look within my soul, I will rise above, I will see the light, I will shine once again. I will spread my wings, I will fly, To the horizon, I will rise above, To that mountain top. You are beautiful, You are enough, You are worthy, Believe in yourselves, And rise above. Hugs The MoC
Here’s to all the cat lovers. This is my little princess. We adopted her when I started my depression. I tell people that she’s my little zoo therapy.
Hey everyone.. I have been put on forced unpaid leave due to corona for next two weeks.. feel free to message me if u need to talk about something. Thanks.
I can’t tell you if it’s killing me or making me better and a stronger person because I have no idea. Sometimes I’m clueless when it comes to my dark inner emotions. I know that I am loved, cherished, not alone, not a burden for everybody that surrounds me. I’ll sometimes put my hand on my chest and feel my heartbeat because my Mom had laid her fragile hand on my chest and told me, ´be happy’. Those are the last words she had told me before her departure to the Heavenly Kingdom. One would think that her message would of hit home, but it hasn’t because I feel abandoned. The grief of losing her with so many unanswered questions.... Now, I need to find myself because I’m hurting, I’m broken, I’m falling apart from all my inner demons. Life has thrown so many obstacles along my path that I have been feeling overwhelmed and insecure. I can hide behind my mask and lie to your face. I have lied to myself for so many years. Life is a circle and I feel trapped in my own emotional tornado. The worst feeling is crying in silence because it’s been part of my life’s journey. I wrote this on April 19, 2019 and I’ve come a long way since. I may not be where I want to be but I’m far from being where I was. We’ve all come a long way. Keeping a journal has really helped me to realize how far I’ve come. I’ll often go back to my journal only to realize, fuck I’ve come a long way and I’m proud of it. My reason for sharing this is to motivate someone out there to keep some kind of journal. You might be amazed on how far you’ve come. Hugs The MoC
How do you let go of some1 who broke you beyond repair? As much as you love them, all you feel is resentment and hate. Its poison inside me. I want answers from them ill never get. I want revenge ill never get. I want the pain, thoughts and bad dreams to stop. How can some1 be so evil?