Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, “Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.”
- I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel...and it’s a flame.
This is a better pic. Shoulders and arms training tonight
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I live in a constant state of dehydration and nausea. I got iV fluids yesterday and felt good this morning so we went on a little adventure. I think it’s safe to say that I’m still learning that when I feel well I still have to proceed with caution because my energy dwindles so quickly. My exhaustion and brain fog came on fast and hard this afternoon. Like the only thing I can do now is lay here. Jess realized when my blood sugar drops I’m past the point of return- and I haven’t had enough fluids today. So now it’s family snuggles and movie night while I do my best to sip sip sip. Oh and tomorrow is day 3 of 7 for an important test the Doctor has me doing so if you can say a little prayer that these results give a clearer picture to my team! #chronicillness#aseriesofunfortunatevents#intestinalhealth#malrowarrior#keepfuckinggoing#malrotationawareness#ihatemyguts#intestinalmalrotationawareness#onemonthfromtoday#clevelandclinic
In the US, every month celebrates different groups of people. Some months, like breast cancer and mental health awareness month, are meant to bring attention to a specific cause. Black history month began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Pride Month features marches around the country, educational and awareness events, and parties to celebrate gay pride!
As a mother of 3 young children, it’s important to me that my kids understand these causes, what they mean and why they are so important. But how many of us talk to our kids or each other about Mental Health Awareness Month? This month has been recognized in the United States every May since 1949!
Even for someone who suffers from major depressive disorder, I have failed to acknowledge the prevalence and seriousness of mental health issues with my kids. I thought I was protecting them. I finally realized, I’m only perpetuating the stigma.
If a child knows what cancer is, she should know what depression is. If we continue to “protect” our children, if we don’t talk openly about invisible illness, if we don’t normalize the feelings of sadness or darkness that come up for so many human beings, then how will they ever feel safe talking about their own darkness?
I urge anyone who sees my posts to use them as a conversation starter with friends, family, coworkers, EVERYONE! I guarantee that you know someone who is suffering in silence right now. They are just too scared to talk about it. Please show them they are not alone. #mentalhealthawareness#thistooshallpass#invisibleillness#transparencyisFREEing#alexisbittar#pridemonth#pride#keepfuckinggoing
2 years ago today I quit my 9-5 job to pursue my business full time. It was scary as fuck. In a span of 2 weeks I became self employed and bought a house in NV.
I was 4.5 years into @metalmarvels , it was taking off, and I knew that it needed my full time attention. This is your reminder that while things may appear from the outside that they “happened overnight,” what you don’t see is the 4.5 years of working full time, going to school full time for 1.5 of those years, all while running a business of my own whenever I could squeeze it in, and minimal sleep.
It’s tough as fuck sometimes but I wouldn’t change it for the world. 🖤🔥
Just got this message from a client I’ve been coaching and editing for for over a year now.
He gets excited to work and we make leaps and bounds and then he falls off and disappears and then shows up again and we do great work and then he falls off and disappears.
He gets caught up in shame cycles and blame game and the weight of the world.
And I’ll tell you what, as much as he loves me and the work we do together, I am even more grateful to have him as a client than he is for what he says I do for him.
Because he was my very first wake up call that it is never ever personal.
This man is a good husband and father and employer and client and he wants so badly to be a good person and an accomplished writer.
But he falls and fails and fucks up and sometimes people get hurt as a result.
In the beginning, I was one of those people.
He would legit just disappear!
And after the first couple of times I realized that this wasn’t about me.
That none of it, my kids, my husband, my clients, my friends, is ever about me.
We all live in our own heads, our own worlds, our own realities.
We’re all doing the best we can with what we’ve got.
This client, one of my longest running clients, helped me see that.
And he doesn’t even know it.
He thinks I’ve changed his life, helped him as a husband, father, writer.
But the truth is, he’s changed mine just as much.
In order for us to get different results from what we get daily, and in order for us to be in a different, perhaps better place, we must change one thing, and that one thing is what define us as humans; our behavior and habits.
What habits we have will stick. And that will end up becoming our default setting.
And then we go through life like it, makes sense that the results we end up having is usually the same... Consistent... Well, if you don't like the results you are getting right now, this video shows a few great ways to start your day off right. Beginning in the morning... Definitely something I gotta do more.
Let's dominate our mornings so we can dominate our days, guys!
It’s been a challenging week for many of us. There’s lots of planets and transits making us feel and face our shit.
Feeling extra frustrated, angry, sad, confused, low or tired this week?
You aren’t alone!
So many of our Tribe members and clients have been dealing with (and healing) A LOT this week.
And we just wanted to let you know that we think you are doing an awesome job figuring out some heavy shit!
I didn’t listen to music, or a podcast, or an Audible book today while mowing, which I usually do to drown out thoughts and drift into another world. I just listened to myself, and man I had a lot to say.
I could go on and on sharing my thoughts, but it all boiled down to this. What are you proud of? I mean as moms, we’re proud of our kids. We’re proud that we created those amazing little humans. But I’m talking about you. What are you doing every day that’s building your confidence? There was a little boy on America’s Got Talent the other day and after his performance, the judges asked him how he felt and his reply was that he felt pretty proud of himself. It was the sweetest thing. He wasn’t boasting or bragging, he was just proud of himself. He had overcome a lot in his short life and it didn’t come easy. He was just plain ol’ proud of himself for coming as far as he had and he had every right to be. He is an amazing violin player.
So what are you proud of yourself for? I realized that beyond my kids, there isn’t much that I take pride in, at least not without further thought. I mean, I’m just been going through life. But these @streetparking workouts along with listening to @davidgoggins book have got me doing things that I’m pretty damn proud of and I don’t mind sharing that because not everyone is willing to work hard and when you do, it sets you apart in your mind. I’m not saying it makes you better than anyone else. That’s not what it’s about. It’s for you. Your confidence. We should all have things to feel proud of.
Living my best life, one day at a time. Today I’m celebrating 6 years sober and clean. HOLY SHIT! .
I got here by not drinking. Not taking a drink. One. day. at. a. time. Sounds silly, but it’s worked wonders for me. I can say my life has improved tenfold since I quit fighting to belong to a lifestyle that was literally killing me. .
Today I’m joyous more often. I’m present. I’m sincere. I’m accountable. I’m still a bad dancer (though that doesn’t stop me). I’m still crazy. I’m still stubborn . And I still have bad days. But. I . Don’t . Drink. To. Medicate. Instead I sing more, laugh louder, find things to keep my mind and body active and hold my head up higher. .
Day by day I’m learning to deal with my demons head on, instead of trying to bury them with substances. I’ll most likely always be bit broken, but the beautiful thing is I can work through my issues with clear eyes and have a better understanding of how to deal with them. .
I wasn’t the alcoholic who drank all day, everyday. I was the social alcoholic, who went out on a Thursday evening & wouldn’t stop until the sun came up. I’d blackout, say and do awful things and wake up the next morning with regret, anxiety and embarrassment ~ I’d go on an apology tour to friends and loved ones, feeling worthless and ashamed.
The truth is, I don’t know how to drink gracefully. I didn’t (and still don’t) know how people can have (A) glass of wine or go to happy hour and head home at a decent hour. It boggles my mind. .
Today, I’m grateful for the life l have. It’s pretty miraculous in fact. I have a wonderful, close knit group of friends and family who allow me to be myself, who have my back and who want to see me succeed. Find your people-hang on to them, tell them you love them and never let them go. #ilovemytribe . .
Here’s to 6 years of sober living! .
I share my milestones on social media because I feel like we should talk more about real life things. Addiction robs the happiness and lives of so many. I want to let others know there is a beautiful, fulfilling life to be had in sobriety if you’re considering giving it a shot . Take it from me. 📷 credit: @r_chan12