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So this surprised me this afternoon. The woman that eventually contacted me after chasing up my complaint for like 3 weeks before I was offered my meeting got in touch today, wanting to know whether since my meeting I had received my letter? ...erm...nope? Nothing has come in the post. I’ve had no contact since my meeting. Apparantly she sent a letter on 21st May to see if I was satisfied with the meeting and if I was happy to ‘close’ the complaint and what the practise have done in terms of PCOS awareness at their recent clinical meeting. This is all interesting but I didn’t receive any letter. Soooo she’s re-sending me the letter...i mentioned that I was a bit disappointed in my meeting and although I got to discuss my PCOS treatment, a lot of what I said wasn’t really considered properly relating to the PCOS NICE guidelines and the actual complaint wasn’t really discussed or apologised for. I have asked for my referral request to a specialist (which was in my original complaint letter) to be followed up as I would like a second opinion before she ‘closes the complaint’. So apparently that request is being sent to my doctor and I’m being sent another copy of the letter. I’m not going down without a fight 😂 #complaint#doctorscomplaint#pcostreatment#pcosweightloss#pcosweightlossjourney#pcosweightlossmotivation#pcosdiary#pcossupport#pcoscommunity#pcossucks#pcoslife#pcossymptoms#pcosmetformin#metformin#standupforyourself#dontbackdown#thisgirlcan#complaintupdate
2 518 hours ago
The sun is shining, I’m alive, I’m happy, I’m healthy, and I’m humble.
Don’t forget to be thankful for all of the little things, they add up. 🌞
5 1099 hours ago
You know you need to speak up to someone. Maybe it’s Mom. Maybe it’s your boss. Maybe it’s your spouse. Something you know need to share, but god-damn it if you don’t get all clammed up, nervous, and fumbly every time to try to speak up. Your voice shakes, your heart races, you may even cry, and nothing comes out as planned? Hit home?⠀⠀
Whether we need to confront someone or someone is confronting us, these sorts of interactions can be absolute nightmares to navigate. ⠀
In this week’s show I’m sounding off on specific steps, tactics, and phrases you can use if this situation smacks you in the face. Get ready to embrace some killer confidence and get aaaaaall the words out… with power.⠀⠀
This pod explores:⠀⠀
• The absolute BEST thing to say when someone catches you off guard (and no, it’s not Fuck you very much)⠀⠀
• How to deal with uncomfortable emotions (and anxiety) that arise when you are confronting someone or when you are being confronted⠀⠀
• My favorite tips for preparing for a tough conversation without losing sleep, stressing yourself, or eating all of the things⠀⠀
• The #1 thing you MUST plan for after a tough conversation⠀⠀
Link in bio or find us on iTunes or your fav ⠀⠀
podcast app or visit TheJoyJunkie.com/304⠀⠀
⠀ #thejoyjunkie#podcast#anewday#morelove#riskittogetthebiscuit#standupforyourself#tothineownselfbetrue#theatrelife#bitchin#selfreflection#respectyourself#boundaries#bebold#compassionate#hurdles#tonightshow#MelissaMcCarthy#liveyourtruth#amyschumer#dramaqueen#allaboutyou ⠀
3 769 hours ago
When was the last time you said "No" to your family obligations?
My mum called me last night as I was getting ready for bed. She told me that my dad had vomited once and had several episodes of diarrhea yesterday. She was scared that she couldn't handle dad's latest health issue and asked me to go over to stay the night. It would mean that I would be sleeping in a bunk bed, feeling uncomfortable and squashed. It would mean I would be giving up my much needed sound sleep to take care of what is NOT my responsibility.
After asking my mum some questions, I concluded that my dad's vomiting and diarrhea was not life threatening. I didn't need to be at my parents last night. My mum was projecting her fear of losing dad to this latest health issue onto me. I was NOT allowing her to put this onto me. I was standing firm and said "No" to my mum's fears. I put up my boundaries with my mum and this took care of my immediate need for a sound sleep because I deserve it.
I thought it was unreasonable for my mum to have me staying over last night. I was no longer tolerating my mum controlling me and always getting her ways with me.
My mum called me this morning around 11am and told me that dad didn't have anymore vomiting or diarrhea last night after she called me. Thank goodness for my standing firm and putting up my boundaries with my mum.
Saying "No" to family obligations is functional and healthy. We are responsible for standing up to our family's unreasonable and unrealistic demands. We have the power within us to say "No" to our family's obligations and demands. #boundaries #standupforyourself #takeresponsibility #sayno
My book "From Ups and Downs to Middle Ground", Surviving Bipolar was on display during this art exhibit. Such an honor!🙏 Sharing my story with bipolar disorder is my souls missions.📕 To provide others with insight to achieving a managed stability is priceless.🔍💰 Doing the "work" is an important step that cannot be skipped. 😊Happiness can be around the corner...we just have to want it!
1 510 hours ago
This is a word I am still learning how to use. 🙅♀️ It's difficult to have the courage to turn away from everything that doesn't feed your soul but it is essential .
Una candelina improvvisata sul mio dolce preferito e mi sento meglio ☺️
L’anno in più non mi ha mai fatto paura, perché ho l’ambizione di migliorarmi, non solo di anno in anno ma di giorno in giorno.
Come persona, nella mia professione, allenando i miei difetti a diventare meno aspri ed i miei pregi più sicuri.
Così, ad ogni nuova candelina, vedo tutto ciò che sarei voluta essere l’anno prima e che sono riuscita a diventare, a costruire, a far crescere.
Cazzomene delle rughe. Quelle fanno parte della vita. #buoncompleanno #atutti
E che pranzetto da @miscusi.family
Society as a whole needs to learn to not be silent in the face of racism, oppression, and evil in this world. When we are silent nothing is accomplished. Standing up for what I believe in is a 100% must! #standupforyourself#standupforsomeone#notsilent
When I was a kid my sister and I had mad chores. There was always something to clean or dishes to wash or some meat to take out of the freezer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And of course we forgot. A lot. And sometimes my mum would come home and yell at us. It sucked, but we knew if we kept quiet and listened it would be over soon enough.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But sometimes she would come home and not say anything. She’d just start washing the dishes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But she didn’t just wash the dishes - she SLAMMED those shits around. And I would sit there, frozen; knowing I was in shit and racking my brain to figure out what I did or didn’t do to cause it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When I was a teenager I’d roll my eyes at what I thought was her childish behaviour. I’d say to myself - if she has a problem why doesn’t she just say something? And what’s the big fucking deal anyway?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Of course now that I’m a mum myself I j is exactly what the big fucking deal is. And I know all too well what it’s like to give your whole life to some people who can’t even do the smallest thing I ask them to do to show their appreciation. And to wonder why the fuck I even have to ask to be appreciated?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And so I do my fair share of passive aggressive shit myself. It’s not the most high vibe response, but it’s what was modelled to me and now it’s like instinct to me.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t ask for help because I shouldn’t have to. Don’t say how I feel because they should know. Don’t articulate my needs because it doesn’t mean anything if I have to ask for it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re like this too let me tell you something: this way of thinking does not work. Maybe you never learned anything different but let me learn you something right now:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
People are not mind-readers, and no matter how much they love you they are not sitting around brainstorming ways to show you appreciation. Speak UP.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Otherwise you end up with a sink full of broken dishes. And guess who has to clean it up?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Feel me? 🤘🏾
Do you stand up for yourself? Do you voice your opinions? Do you fight for your worthiness? Trust me that someone is on the other side waiting to take advantage. So yes we are NOT perfect but we are worthy of our desires and dreams. 💛 We are WORTHY of love and joy and happiness and prosperity. We are WORTHY of honor and trust. Please do NOT let someone else make you think otherwise!!! 🌟
Oh, the individual needs...vs others.
You really feel like standing and speaking up and you know that a possible confrontation is coming up. There is a competition of needs here. Everybody’s priority starts to become more important than the rest or others and yes you probably want to shout out loud that you exist, and that what you want matters too.
Others fight for what they believe in toi. It doesn’t say you have to back up, but just keep that thought in the back of your mind.
Staying in a city like Mumbai where long hours of traveling is inevitable , attending the nature’s call in between the travel has been horrifying many a times. All because finding a clean public toilet is the most difficult task. I am sure all women out there can relate to this situation. Isn’t this our basic essential need that needs to be looked into?
This is something that I came across & couldn’t stop myself from sharing . It’s high time that we all stand up for ourselves. #Repost@sanfe_for_women with @repostapp
A social share of this video from your side can prevent at least two of your friends from contracting UTI from dirty public toilet seats.
Share now on https://sanfe.in/standupforyourself/
1 in 2 women suffer due to UTI. Our vision is to make women aware of dirty Public Washrooms and prevent the spread of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
The word of the day is NO.
That's right: Today is a day for exercising your right to healthy boundaries.
This is a lesson we are supposed to learn from our mothers, but it falls short so often (currently reading a very interesting book on mothering gone wrong because #cancerenergy ). There are a lot of reasons why this goes sideways for us, but at the end of the day, as adults, we are the ones who must take responsibility for how we live our lives. And even if you did have a mother who taught you great boundaries, sometimes in life, there can be people that pop up trying to violate yours to exercise their own agenda.
Today, you may have finally had enough and let someone know that they'd crossed a line. Or maybe you simply walked away. Whatever it was that came up for you today, this energy urges us to choose security for ourselves, and not allow others to take advantage of us.
With yesterday's full moon spurring us to truth and pushing our own need for freedom to the forefront, today's moon wants to dispose of all that has been keeping us from that, dumping it right into the South Node.
Use this energy to say NO to what doesn't serve you, especially if it infringes on your own sense of well-being. The cliche about the life jacket is a cliche for a reason: It's TRUE. You have to take care of yourself before you can serve others. You don't have to create a big scene to get your point across (unless you've got a lot of Leo in your chart...no shade!!!), but you can absolutely stand up for yourself. Today, it's taken seriously!
@lifewithmak2005, a young asmrtist who is 13 years old and published her first YouTube video on January 29th, 2018 but her YouTube account was made November 11th, 2017. LifewithMaK, Meaning, Acceptance and Kindness; Makenna. First of all... do you even know what ASMR is? If not ASMR stands for Autonomous sensory meridian response and there are MANY YouTube channels who do ASMR and it’s such a relaxing thing... well too some people. ANYWAYS, now as some of you may or may not know, some of Makennas videos have been removed off YouTube because they were inappropriate but it actually wasn’t her “videos”, it was the comments. ASMR can be taken in many different ways, people eat for asmr and some tap on objects, then her fans fans come in and they post either inappropriate or appropriate comments. YouTube decided to disable comments from Makenna’s YouTube and along with removing some of her videos. So with her being a young asmrtist, she decided to quit YouTube because she’s being sexually bullied by YouTube and none of YouTube board is doing anything! Well YouTube, i just want to say something... Makenna did nothing wrong, it’s the fans she has that makes of difficult for her to make videos that are okay for publishing and you won’t let her, so with that you have lost a YouTuber. Anyways, if you want to find out more about what’s going on with this problem, Makenna has upload a video called “ [ASMR] Is My YouTube Journey Over?” And also check out Sebastian Williams video too called “ LifeWithMaK QUITS youtube... here’s why” those videos will tell you what’s going on. We still love you Makenna, you have not lost us as fans! 💞
0 1722 hours ago
🔊 listen to the commentary with some headphones or something. 💀 Y'all getting wax and not cleaning up first (shower) are pretty gross.
Today I was listening to two guys sit there and chat about a guy they saw lifting at the gym the other day. They proceeded to say - his form was so bad, he had no clue what he was doing, he was using the machines all wrong.
I took a moment to reflect - I can either sit here and encourage this bad behavior OR I can pipe in and share my two cents.
Making fun of THOSE people is one of the reasons America has an high obesity rate. People like you two make THOSE people feel uncomfortable and insecure. Instead of just watching next time, maybe you should walk over and teach him on how to use the machine.
Dudes - Oh, I never thought about it that way.
One reason I don’t go to the gym is to avoid guys like them. Another reason I don’t go to the gym is because I can work out in spandex, mismatched clothes, and not feel judged by the way I look or compare myself to the other ppl in the room.
Well I promised you dad not to do the things you've done, I've walked away from trouble when I could, I know it doesn't mean I'm weak if I #turntheothercheek , I didn't always fight to prove I'm a man, but sometimes you've just got to #takeastand .
I'm tired of rehashing the incident which took place on the 26th of January 2017, where a Superintendent of police and a team of police officers came to my residence and illegally removed my son from my custody.
Still waiting on #answers from the Jamaica Constabulary Force.
A wise person once told me.. .
“stop trying to save the world..” .
Honestly, when they said that I was in shock. That little phrase really made me think. Am I putting my energy in the right places? Am I giving the right people my attention? .
I may not be able to save the world.. I’m not a super hero or anything.. even tho I feel like one sometimes.. I honestly don’t know how I get through some days🤪
But I do know.. I’ll continue helping who I can, and everyone in my little circle.. I’m not trying to save the world, and I’ll never put myself out there with that kind of weight on my shoulders. But I will give you the shirt off my back, if you need it. I will help a struggling mom with the door.. I will let that driver in a hurry go first.. and I will try my best every day to be kind. Idk that i’m trying to save the world or anything.. but I’m just trying to live my best life, the way I want to.. & not to anybody else’s standards.. so thank you to the person who said that to me. It did open my eyes a bit, but honestly I think I’ll continue doing me, and if that’s trying to save the world in your eyes.. then I guess I’m a super hero or something🦸🏼♀️😘
37 1,37011 June, 2019
This hits HARD.
Let’s take a few moments to reflect:
1. When in your life have you apologized for something and not changed your actions?
2. When in your life have you accepted someone’s apology and let them continue to get away with not changing?
The amount of times I’ve stayed in relationships (platonic and romantic) for YEARS after the initial blow because they were apologetic is just crazy to me now.
Know your values. Set your boundaries. And by god STAND BY THEM. There is no sense in creating and thinking on these things if we don’t implement them. Like rules and laws, our values and boundaries are the constitution for the way in which we live and let others live with us. You are not a doormat. Stand your ground. ✨
36 5509 May, 2019
Have you ever dealt with a Social Media Troll?👹 .
🚨If you have, you may want to read my latest blog post🚨
Ways to deal with Trolls.. to live happier, healthier, and drama-free🕊
84 1,54114 May, 2019
“Hindernisse sollten Dich nicht aufhalten. Wenn Du gegen eine Wand läufst, dreh Dich nicht um, gib nicht auf. Finde heraus wie Du darüber klettern, hindurchgehen oder außenrum gehen kannst.” – Michael Jordan
𝒲𝑒𝓇𝒷𝓊𝓃𝑔*𝑀𝒶𝓇𝓀𝑒𝓃𝑒𝓇𝓀𝑒𝓃𝓃𝓊𝓃𝑔 𝓊𝓃𝒹 𝑀𝒶𝓇𝓀𝒾𝑒𝓇𝓊𝓃𝑔
Ist es nicht so? Eine Wand ist auch nur eine Herausforderung, ein Test, ob man etwas wirklich will oder nicht! Bei den vielen Entscheidungen die man trifft, sollte man doch bewusst handeln, nicht aus dem Kopf heraus.
Schwierig ? 😅👐🏽.
Warum? Wenn Hindernisse kommen, ist es kein Zeichen “dann soll es nicht sein”, es ist vielleicht nur eine Art der neuen Perspektive, nimm die Zeit, willst du das wirklich, geht es vielleicht wo anders hin oder bewahrt es dich vor etwas?
Fehler? Macht man nicht, es sind einfach Entscheidungen. Hätte, wenn und aber... 🤯🤲🏼... bereue sie nicht. Hake sie ab, als Erfahrung!
Steh dazu, wer du bist, was du willst und tue was dein Gefühl sich wünscht. Lauf und schlaf mal eine Runde drüber.
💣👟🤯der Kopf ist dir dankbar, wenn du ihm mal Pause gibst, er hat auch Ruhe verdient.
Einen prächtigen Tag allerseits 😉👐🏽.
62 1,1868 May, 2019
𝔻𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕃𝕖𝕥 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕊𝕥𝕣𝕦𝕘𝕘𝕝𝕖 𝔹𝕖𝕔𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕀𝕕𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕥𝕪.
🤯🙆🏼♀️ deine Gedanken werden Dinge!
Das Leben ist nicht immer einfach und kann schwierige Herausforderungen mit sich bringen. Schnell werden wir Opfer einer Situation - insbesondere wenn wir diese mit negativen Gedanken füttern- ihr weiter Achtung schenken.
Seit einer Woche läuft mein “VIER WOCHEN FOKUS” Kurs und (wie zu erwarten) es stellen sich die ersten Hürden ein.
Natürlich wusste ich das, aber natürlich weiss ich auch wie wir das hinbekommen 😊☝🏽.
Ich bin sehr stolz auf meine Teilnehmer. Sie stellen sich der Wahrheit, der Angst und den Zweifeln welche sie abhält selbstbestimmt zu leben und sind ehrlich zu sich selbst. Nur dann kann man das Thema angreifen.
Wir trainieren, wir arbeiten und es wird vieeeeel passieren 🤞🏽♥️ für den der auch dran bleibt. 1 von 10 springt erfahrungsgemäss ab, gibt auf, bleibt inkonsequent. 3 ziehen es nachhaltig, ein weiteres Jahr durch. Mein Ziel ist 10 von 10!
Ich gebe alles, alles für jeden von ihnen, dass sie es durchziehen.
Wie sieht es mit dir aus? Bist du auch beim nächsten Modul dabei? Bist du mutig?
The world can be very unkind at times , growing up I had my share of bullies who made fun of my chubby cheeks . For the first few seconds it would kinda get me , but next thing I knew I had come up with a very creative comeback. I never felt I deserved such treatment, so yes I was a bit feisty lol . Interesting enough most were boys .I am so glad I carried this attitude into my teens and now adulthood, it has kept me unbroken having now the ability to pass it down to the young in my family and community. It’s important for all of us to understand, we are amazing just as we are virtues and flaws. Thankfully there is always someone , who smiles because we exist . Don’t settle for less , and remember always do your best . #youliveandyoulearn#loveyourself#weareallworthy#lovemycheeks#dontbeafraid#standupforyourself#bekindtothers#youareenough#stillfiestytho