Help The Body Positive Movement - Tell Your Story For an Exhibition!

positivebodyimageinspiration:

I received this lovely message from obyt
Please, get involved! I will be!
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Now, I’m going to have an exhibition here in Germany in the next autumn about wanting to be perfect and the way out of the resulting self-destruction. I have some ideas but what I want are real stories, photos,…

"Note to self: you are so much more than your tragic backstory."

(186/365) by (DS)

humansofnewyork:

"If it wasn’t for this job, I’d still be on heroin. A few years ago, one of my bosses came to me, and he said: ‘You’re approaching a crossroads in life, and pretty soon there will be no turning back.’ Then he told me: ‘Go to rehab right now. And your job waiting for you when you get back.’""What was the boss’s name?""Robert DelPrete."

humansofnewyork:

"If it wasn’t for this job, I’d still be on heroin. A few years ago, one of my bosses came to me, and he said: ‘You’re approaching a crossroads in life, and pretty soon there will be no turning back.’ Then he told me: ‘Go to rehab right now. And your job waiting for you when you get back.’"
"What was the boss’s name?"
"Robert DelPrete."

"I’ve found that growing up means being honest. About what I want. What I need. What I feel. Who I am."

Epiphany (via ridingsidesaddle)

twloha:

YouTuber Rebecca Brown’s time lapse video shows part of her story living with an impulse control disorder.  

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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

Maya Angelou (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Remember, we can’t avoid triggers forever. Learning to cope with them is a key part of recovery.

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Even though some of the links go directly to the iTunes or Android store, still double check them because most of them are available of both platforms as well as others :)
12 Steps AA Companion (iTunes/Android)
Alura: Cognitive Therapy
ASK & Prevent Suicide (iTunes/Android)
AutisMate
Beating the Blues
Beat Panic
Beat Social Phobia (iTunes/Android)
BellyBio Interactive Breathing
Bipol-App
BioZen
Body Beautiful
BrainHQ
CBT Referee
Circle of 6
Cogmed
CogniFit
Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help
Cognitive Enhancement Therapy
Constant Therapy
COGPACK
Control Alcohol (iTunes/Android)
DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach
DBT Self Help
Depression CBT Self-Help Guide
Eating D
eCBT
eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker
Emotions and Feelings - AutismFeelings Book
Fit Brains
Focus Trainer
Guardly
Happy Habits: Choose Happiness
HAPPYneuron
HELP Prevent Suicide (iTunes/Android)
iCBT
iCounselor
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ImQuit – Quit Addiction
iPromises
iStress
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Kissy Project
Life Mood
LifeLine Response
Live Happy
Lumosity
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MoodGYM
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MyThoughts
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StopSelfHarm
Suicide Lifeguard
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Take Control
Teen Hotlines
The Now
This Way Up
Thought Diary
Watch Over Me – Personal Safety App
Way of Life
WhatsMyM3
Wingman Project
Worry Box- Anxiety Self Help

recoveryisbeautiful:

Even though some of the links go directly to the iTunes or Android store, still double check them because most of them are available of both platforms as well as others :)

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An Introduction to the Treatment of Schizophrenia
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deathcab-fornicole:

This is my self-care box!! It’s going to have a better name at some point, but for now self-care box will be fine. It’s based on this amazing distractions kit that crazinessandcreativity made that I am in awe of. Mine isn’t quite complete (moneyy grr), but it’s pretty far along.

The top two pictures are what it looks like. I got the bin and organize at The Container Store which is basically heaven for people with anxiety, overstimulation, and/or OCD problems. I could spend a small fortune there.

The top layer is split into two halves: fidget toys/other and yarn. In the fidget toys/other section, we have my favorite fidget toy, the blue tentacled ball, another yoyo bouncy type thing, a stretchy frog, four stretchy lizards, and then coconut body butter (which will one day be this), an eye mask made of angel wings, and Baldwin the Bathroom Monster (I knit him myself). They will eventually be joined by another Dismember-Me Zombie (I already have one but Frederick and I are attached at the hip and he will not be living in a box, however excellent a box it is. Right now he’s in my purse).

In the yarn section is a skein of Pashmina in Edison Bulb, purely to rub all over my face and make me happy. Then there’s a skein of Shibui Sock in Sky, Misti Alpaca Baby Suri Alpaca and Silk in 3743 (fascinating name, I know), and a partial of Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky in Red. Those three are for specific patterns that I love and have knit repeatedly and take little to no time and effort. Specifically, Beverly Mitts (I did not blog this project because I’m an idiot), Easy Half Mitten and Diagonal Eyelet Hand Warmers. These are all luxury yarns and/or longterm favorites.

Then the bottom section!!

There’s chocolate. A lot of chocolate. A Godiva 72% dark chocolate bar and three pieces of Endangered Species mint chocolate, plus eight Honeydukes Sherbet Lemons.

The bear is named Sailor, and he is the smallest size of Gund bear (unless they have keychains). He’s been through a lot, as you can see, the most traumatic was being used as a dog toy (twice, he was very hard to rescue). He fits in my hand and likes to keep me safe.

Books! And movies! I got The Hunger Games when I went to Northampton and overexerted myself and had a panic attack and needed my dad to pick me up almost two hours away from home and leave my car in the back of a parking lot for a week. I was panicking and there was a book store so I got a book. It has special anti-panic powers, as well as being one of my favorites. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident is too complex to explain, but needless to say, it is one of my prized possessions. Artemis Fowl is everything. Both of those I also have Kindle copies of so I won’t be sequestering my only copy to the box. Then also Allie Brosh’s book which is the perfect mix of funny and mental illness related, and one of my copies of all the HP movies. I got this one before I got the Wizard’s Collection, so I also have the DVDs (and blu-rays and digital copies and online copies and, in one case, a VHS) elsewhere. It’s more to remind and reassure, as I’d prefer to watch them on blu-ray. Also for emergencies in which I cannot watch the blu-rays.

The Binder.

First in the binder is my favorite picture of Su, printed out on super fancy paper. It makes me so so so happy.

Then there’s a two-paged rainbow list of things that make me happy, whether they’re activities, coping mechanisms, things to do, or reminders to myself. The big quote at the end is one of my favorite things I’ve ever seen floating around tumblr.

There are also coloring pages from pleasestopbeingsad, both the ones I’ve already colored, and printouts of ones I haven’t yet. My art supplies are in a different box, but if I were to travel with it, I’d throw in my markers and crayons too. Also, there are the patterns for the three fingerless gloves I was talking about before.

There are three other definite To Be Added items other than the zombie and body soufflé. One is Tom Riddle’s diary for writing/doodling/talking to Voldemort in, and the other is a custom made BeSpoke Monster Hug, handmade by MagicandMud. I have one of her Long Monsters, and I talked to her today and she’s making me a hug without pink eyes because the pink kinda creeps me out, and I cannot wait <3

Also, I’m going to get bubbles.

"My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn’t go as planned, and that’s okay."

Rachel Wolchin. (via convertingtolight)