๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a great perspective. This feels even more important to remember when many of the difficulties come from yourself. Even those are meant to help you grow. From my Daily Calm.

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage

๐Ÿ“– From the Earth to the Moon

By Jules Verne

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a beautiful thing to say to myself. I found that at the end of my meditation, my compassion and love for others had strengthened through offering those to myself. From my Daily Calm.

Loving kindness meditation

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This summarizes the past few months for me. One constant step of discomfort followed by another, all in the service of regaining my life and being able to be present. From my Daily Calm.

It's good to do uncomfortable things. It's weight training for life.

๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Wolverine: The Long Night

(Podcast)

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This can be a real challenge. Ironically, it feels easiest when I lean in to my thoughts as feelings instead of trying to push them away. From my Daily Calm

Put your thoughts to sleep

There is something so healing about being around new life emerging. Definitely needed today.

Tulips beginning to blossom

โ„๏ธ ๐Ÿฅถ I am so ready for the snow to be done…

๐ŸŽฅ Captain Marvel

๐Ÿ‘ Seriously impressive and enjoyable. Definitely one I look forward to watching with my daughters in particular. Probably my favorite movie in a long time.

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ This can be challenging when it feels like the storm has been raging incessantly. But there is always hope for the future. We canโ€™t know what it will hold. From my Daily Calm

When the clouds of doubt come, we can find peace knowing that the storm will pass

๐Ÿ’ฎ ๐ŸŽง Just finished season 3 of The Hilarious World of Depression. I hope to write more about my thoughts and feelings on it soon. I am profoundly grateful for such a wonderful resource. It has been a huge help to not feel so alone as I learn to cope with mental illness.

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ I feel like I catch glimpses of this at times. There is a quiet, still pond that is accessible only through the sometimes strenuous toil of settling. From my Daily Calm

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders

Itโ€™s a little surprising how easy it is to blow a huge number of hours playing Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Switch, especially when the kids are watching. All of a sudden the day is almost gone! At least weโ€™ve spent most of it together. ๐Ÿ˜›๐ŸŽฎ

This felt good today. I thought I would just leave Appleโ€™s marketing text. The award got me out of the house, even in the snow, for a walk (on the track at the gym ๐Ÿ˜‰).

I earned this award inspired by International Womenโ€™s Day with my #AppleWatch. #CloseYourRings

2019 International Women's Day Activity Pin

๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ What a wonderful day to remember and honor the important women in my life. I am so profoundly grateful. I am conscious that I am not better than, or worse than, the women I know and love. Just different. And together we are more. From my Daily Calm

Another world is on her way

๐Ÿ’ฎ Started my first real day of exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment today. Wow. Itโ€™s rough. ๐Ÿ˜– But it was so powerful and hopeful to feel the change that came to me by the end. Itโ€™s going to be a hard road, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel.