Just like we can't selectively numb difficult emotions without numbing the more "pleasant" ones, we can't disown certain parts of ourselves without that affecting how we connect with other parts of ourselves. Ya follow? (Cause that was a long sentence). ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you can stop running from your past,...
by tendandmend 2 months ago | via Instagram

Kicking off #mentalhealthawarenessmonth with thoughts about that key word––awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have so much work today for our world to become collectively more aware of mental health issues––what promotes mental wellness, what gets in the way, what systematic changes need to happen, etc etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I want to also...
by tendandmend 1 month ago | via Instagram

When I look at this picture, it feels so clearly *me* and symbolize some of the biggest lessons I've learned over the years. The truth is I've not always been "good" at making myself a priority, but learning how to change that has really made a 1000% difference. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
by tendandmend 1 month ago | via Instagram

The last part in this series for the darkest times: words for those loving others in a tough place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The hard thing: the pain of others reminds us of our own pain, sometimes without us even realizing it. Their pain can bring up our deepest fears, insecurities, grief....
by tendandmend 2 months ago | via Instagram