The first ANONYMOUS story has been posted! The entire story is up on the blog (link in bio). . Do you want to share your story? Send us a message to find out how! We keep all inquiries confidential, so even if it is something you are considering send us a message and we can talk about it. . THRU THE BLACK HOLE . I didn't know if I could survive it; emotionally, mentally and physically. It was the summer halfway through medical school abroad, and I had a decision to make. I suffered from muscle pain, joint pain, liver dysfunction, severe weakness, and was eventually bed-ridden as a 19 year old female from the end of exam season to September, leaving me looking like a zombie. I was categorized as an undiagnosed case by every rheumatologist I unfortunately had the pleasure of meeting. Having a stressful lifestyle of balancing piles of studying, eating gluten-free, being away from family and friends in my formative years, living alone overseas, staying active and mentally healthy, and traveling all the time, I just wanted peace by being home that summer. This time was different. . I ended up being diagnosed with: rheumatoid arthritis with possible lupus, celiac disease, and polymyositis; all big terms that I was familiar with as a med student, but no one else could understand how much this was going to impact my life. . Fast forwarding through a lot of tears and self-doubt, I am here today, months from becoming a doctor, telling all of you to push through it. I have overcome adversity, hardship, and constant pressure through this, resulting in a powerful, passionate leader and future doctor; something that I would have never imagined arising. Today I stand strong, motivated, determined, courageous, and confident in my future endeavours and positive in that I will be able to conquer and surpass any problem that will come in the way of my future. . . . #lumen#lumensociety#invisibleillness#invisible#mentalhealth#autoimmune#charity#cause#vancouver#health#cause
This has been what I’ve been telling myself a lot lately. Ask yourself, how much time am I giving to my dreams? How productive have I been? What do I give majority of my time to? One of the keys to changing your life and doing what you love is to BE INTENTIONAL. Time is super valuable and if you’re not utilizing it the best way... it’s getting wasted and you remain stagnant. Who’s ready to be more intentional with me? 🙋🏽♀️
This week I have been guided to work with my rose quartz to help me focus on my intentions and to strengthen. I have always been talking about love being at the core of everything that we do, especially this year, when missions are at the forefront of all our endeavours. **** Crystals, minerals, rocks, metals, and gemstones are tools from the earth that can assist us in staying focused on intentions to create or maintain positive changes in our lives. To create the life that you want, your focus must be on what you DO WANT, and not on what you DON”T WANT. It is important to have an intention and to focus on the positive, so that life reflects your highest potential. Just like creating a vision board to remind you of your goals, I work with my crystals to remind me of my intentions, and it also helps to amplify positive energy on my intention. *** The soothing pink colour of rose quartz is perfect for situations where you need to feel comforted and surrounded by unconditional love from yourself and others. *** Lots of love to you, and blessings! 😇😇😇 CA
#tbt When you learn how to do what's right but you continue to live like you've never learned it...you keep reliving your experiences over and over until you live like you do know. #lawoftheuniverse When you know better, you do better. I skipped my happy a$$ to that gym everyday feeding an ego inside of me that was not getting results. I knew my nutrition needed to change...but I would not change it. I kept reliving a cycle of uncontolled weight gain ALL WHILE WORKING OUT 5 DAYS A WEEK AT 5:00 A.M. FAITHFULLY. I learned the hard depressing way...like I had never learned the right way.... Maybe you don't know...and that's okay because you can learn too. Click the link in my bio for the 8 Week Beginner's Workout to start learning, changing and living!
|| Connecting To Our Essence || As men, we now have a profound opportunity to connect to what gives us life - Mother Earth. Connecting to this power will transmute the manner in which we consciously and unconsciously interact with the world. This time is presenting now because we are raising our awareness and consciousness around who we are and where we stand as men. We are beginning to realise our humanity through connectedness, inclusivity and equity. In this equity, we are realizing who we are, who we have been and who we may be. This becomes deeply empowering, rewarding but also potentially overwhelming. As we begin to realise the innate, intrinsic and connected importance of Mother Earth we also simultaneously remember our past. The life-blood that is our essence resides in what breathes physiological life in to our lungs. Acknowledging the fullness of this can be intense. Particularly, given our most recent past and actually current relationship with Gaia. We are currently (as a collective) disconnected from Gaia through our sociocultural and socioeconomic practices. As a whole we take, pillage, are senseless and thoughtless to the longevity of our current ways. But as we become responsible for our current views and assume ownership for our actions that have been dominated by patriarchal ways are no longer healthy, we are and we must humble to who we have been and importantly the authentic power we now wield in order to be present and connected in our postures. It is time to use our warrior strength to bring together humanity, sentience, and earth in such a way that is endearing, listens openly, is not arrogant, is inclusive, is connected and hold a sustainable view of life itself. As men, we are ready. Embracing a new way is possible. Strength in healthy collective numbers and movement is the key... We are ready. www.consciouswarrior.co One is always glad to be of service. S.Sifandos. Epic imagery by @alexgreycosm #stefsifandos#men