Self care

Hello my friends πŸ’œ

The most important thing you can do is care for yourself – and that is what I have been doing. Filling my cup. Clearing my mind.

If there is one thing I truly believe it is that the journey to total wellness starts and ends from within. No matter the physical transformation you achieve, if you have not done any healing inside you will not be able to exist at your fullest potential.

So that’s been my busy this past month. My anxiety and depression ebb and flow, and of late, those tides have been rising like those in Houston. I have managed to tread, and the flood waters are finally receding.

Today I got to spend the day with my extended family for my two nephew’s birthdays. I was approached on multiple occasions asking where my motivational posts have been. My aunt asked me for advice in her journey. I was touched by their concern, and realized that my work is not done.

So while I have been keeping my head down, know that I am still here for you all πŸ’œ

I have been thinking about my next steps and I wanted to know your thoughts. If I create a group that will run year round, changing themes with the seasons, and focus on topics relevant to all of you (like mental health) would you join?

Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments.

And as always – stay awesome. 

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Silver Linings – TWLOHA Virtual 5k Challenge Group

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Remember the saying ‘April showers bring May flowers?’

Sometimes, all we can see are the rain clouds. We forget about the sun behind them – we miss the silver linings!

As someone who lives with anxiety and depression, I know that this can be harder at some times more than others, but with support and a team behind you, you can and will get through it!

And so, I am going to be running the *FREE* Silver Linings Challenge Group!

IΒ will provide you with journal prompts, self-care methods, share motivation, small victories, yummy recipes, and help each other with accountability. I will share information on how health and fitness affects our mental wellness, and we will also practice daily activities rooted in social support, self-care and mental health.

I also ask that you consider registering to complete the Run For It Virtual 5k benefiting the non-profit To Write Love On Her Arms as part of my team! This is an amazing organization that provides support for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, and every dollar we raise goes directly to them.

https://store.twloha.com/products/2017-run-for-it-5k-virtual-runners?variant=34948946191

What is a Virtual 5k? As a virtual runner, you have the ability to choose your own course and run (or walk) a 5k in your community on April 15. All on your own or with friends!

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https://www.classy.org/team/112807?is_new=true

The Silver Linings Challenge Group will run from Monday April 10 – Friday April 14!

Let me know if you’re interested! Send me an email (there’s a handy form on the Contact Me! page) or follow any of the links posted on this site to join me on FacebookΒ for the quickest response!