“Check This Stuff Out!” is a monthly(ish) feature full of inspiring, beautiful and interesting things I’ve found on my wanderings around the web. I hope you enjoy.
Jack’s #drawmylife video Jack lives with borderline personality disorder (BPD). In this video, he explains what it’s been like.
Reality check. 9 Signs You Are Spread Too Thin. This is me lately, You have a hard time unplugging.
I absolutely loved this article about keeping your relationship/marriage fresh! One of the best things my husband and I do that I never want to STOP doing is being silly with each other! We act like children sometimes and it’s fun.
We all make mistakes and that’s okay. But recognizing them can help you learn. Mistakes We Make When Depressed or Having a Panic Attack is a great article. My worst mistake that I do to this day (because depression is an effing beast) “2. Feeling bad about feeling bad.”
As a plus size woman this article was an awesome read. “I purchased a plus-size, low-rise bikini (or “chunkini” as I like to call them) — one that would show off my belly, my back boobs, my cellulite and stretch marks and other such presumed idiosyncrasies….I just walked, up and down the beach, trying to look my most confident and gaging people’s reactions along the way. I encountered several types of people, with both positive and negative reactions.” I actually wore a bikini for the first time in years this summer, because my toddler wanted to go to the beach and no way was I going to let some extra rolls stop me from doing that! I didn’t notice any stares or laughter and most of all, I forgot about what I looked like and just had fun, I didn’t worry about my extra fat or my stretchmarks.
Just for fun, here are some ASL signs to learn for Thanksgiving! (We do a bunch of ASL with my 2 year old, just to get rid of the frustration of not being able to communicate and I love it, I love that he can talk and understand us and I love the language. Future goal: be fluent in asl).
I LOVE walking meditation. “Use walking as a trigger to come back to the present moment and inhabit your body. When you begin to walk, bring your mind home and be aware of each movement or of your body as a whole. If it helps, you can slow down your pace at first. But, you don’t have to exaggerate your movements or walk in extreme slow motion.” Check out this post with more details about trying it out for yourself.
Are you a fan of The Walking Dead? The new season just started and there’s also a Monopoly board now. Awesome!
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I recently did an interview on A Second Chance podcast. I haven’t had a near death experience but I talked about depression and how to reconigze depression, anxiety and ptsd which might be helpful for those who have gone thought something as traumatic as a near death experience.
I LOVED writing a post for Eat Beautiful. I shared what my toddler taught me about confidence.
Don’t forget to check out Alisa’s interview about ADD