Are You a Good Friend to Yourself? — MakeItUltra™ Psychology

This post I share with you today comes from Dr. Perry and it speaks on how loving yourself serves as a platform, sets the tone, as to how your friends will value your friendship in their lives. As I continue to grow older, I contemplate many times on the importance of self love and friendships. I also have come to understand that some friendships are not meant to remain in your life forever. This has even more truth when you live with Chiari Malformation + Syringomyelia, chronic pain is not for the faint of heart. And fortunately or not, you realize even more so when is the time to put an end on friendships that no longer serve well to your health and to your life in general. You know the friendships that bring on more stress than they do joy – those ‘friendships.’

I’ve realized that loving me, putting my feelings first, being compassionate for my own being, is far more important than any outside friendship. Because when you love yourself and know the value you bring as a friend when others don’t, I think that’s when it’s time to call it quits to a friendship that no longer brings positivity to your life and family. There will be a mourning period, but I simply wish them well and move on.

In this post here Dr. Perry, highlights the love and sympathy you should have for yourself, and asks, what kind of friend are you being to yourself? I think first and foremost be a friend to yourself to then know what to look for in friendships.

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: Pixabay “A friend is a gift you give yourself.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson What kind of friend are you? Are you attentive, kind and compassionate or, are you neglectful, uncaring and critical? Scrolling through quotes on the internet, I was reminded of the immense value we place on friendship. […]

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Reblog Wednesday: Gratitude — Tales from the Mama Duck

So, this here doesn’t require too many words. It left me speechless when I first read it and it’s leaving me speechless now. It’s so incredibly true, a picture is indeed ‘worth a thousand words.’ The post I share with you today is by the incredible blogger over at Family 5 Power – go over to her site and continue to enjoy her other incredible content!

Thank you Mama Duck for another reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

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“Let us thank God for his priceless gift!” 2 Corinthians 15:9 GNT

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Reblog Wednesday: Supreme — I refuse to give up

If it’s one of many things that I enjoy doing, is reading a good poem. The one that flows and touches the heart. Those are the greatest kind. This one here is by a fellow blogger Sakshi. It’s both touching and speaks the truth on the reality of love. Because many times I won’t be the easiest to love, to understand, but a true kind of love will be there regardless of what life may throw our way – and as Sakshi put it so well and I quote,

” ….. To embrace me

Not only on days when

I am at my best

But also in distress

When I am such a mess “

And if you enjoy poems as much as I do, take a look at her blog I Refuse To Give Up – it’s phenomenal!

Happy Wednesday.

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I stick to my belief Love is supreme And the warmth of it’s heat Should dissolve every fear Vaporize every tear If we adhere For you will be there To embrace me Not only on days when I am at my best But also in distress When I am such a mess © Sakshi Gangwani […]

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Reblog Wednesday: When the holidays are hard…I see you. — WONDEROAK

This times of year is such a joyous season. There is so much to be grateful – even for the most smallest of things. I’m grateful that the Lord has continued to provide a roof over my families head and has maintained my marriage in tact. However, I am also aware that some of us have a difficult time with this season, maybe you experienced a loss of any kind, a loved one, a job, a breakup, etc. or have special circumstances for this time of year. You may have to work Christmas eve or day or have children that must share homes. So, as some of us experience such a joyous season, some experience a very lonely one.

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This post reminded me of those different things people still must go through. It also helped me remember to be present in my life and know that regardless of what I may think, I have truly received in abundance.

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To my friends who suffer during the holidays… I see you. To the ones that have lost someone and the holidays aggravate an already gaping wound… I see you. To the ones who have to share their kids with another home and the days without them are long and empty… I see you. To the […]

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Reblog Wednesday: Steve Harvey Cries Out to God in His Struggles: “This Too Shall Pass. Trouble Don’t Last Always.” — GODINTEREST – Christian digital media website exploring faith, culture and life

I’ve been keeping this post as a reminder that hard times don’t last. And I’m not only speaking in regards to financial troubles, but in general. I’m speaking about the times when you don’t feel good about yourself, times when you feel defeated, times when you feel lonely, times when you feel unloved and unworthy, times when you feel like things just happen to you and times when you feel like things are just never going to change for you. Those times.

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I’ll touch more about this later, briefly though, last week I had a complete thyroidectomy – or complete and total removal of my thyroid gland. This will mark my tenth surgery. And as much as I dislike hospitals, the smell, the cold air, the white coats and surgical lights, this surgery here was needed – but aren’t they all! I mention this because I had many moments that I wanted to put into question, the whys were so tempting. The why me, the why am I here again, the why am I in my mid-thirties yet feel like I’m in my mid-eighties. Those whys. Yet I was reminded of God’s infinite mercy and love for me. That he’s given me for one, health insurance, two, a great team of doctors, three, a supportive family and four, he continues to touch my life in a way so that I can look back and know that he doesn’t forget me – he’s right there with me! Because I tend to forget about him, I deviate from his path the moment things don’t go my way. Yet he continues to be so faithful to me. I also realize that – like all things in life, I can either see my illness as a curse or a blessing. And today I choose to see my illness as a blessing.

So, when you feel like you’re the only one feeling like this, living in a very complex situation, trying to figure out something so out of your reach, trying to fix something that just can’t seem to be fixed, remember you’re not alone – he’s got you.

And as Steve Harvey put it so well ….

‘Faith will get you through it because God’s going to make it alright …. because trouble don’t last always.’

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failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share. – Steve Harvey

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Reblog Wednesday: I Killed My Scale (And Took Back My Life) — Everyday Magic With Jubilee

I couldn’t pass this day without sharing another great blogger and an even greater post! If I may remind you, Jubilee and I collaborated in creating Dear 15 Year Old Me Tag – if you haven’t read that, you must and if you’d like to participate – please do!

This post touched my heart and touched ‘home.’ I know this isn’t an issue women face, but something that both men and women struggle with – weight. The topic of weight, weight loss, weight gain, is a serious topic and one that needs a greater voice. As a teen I had image issues, I’m a Spanish girl and with that comes areas of my body that as a teen I refused to accept. Therefore, in return I made it my mission to do everything possible to lose weight. It was a downward spiral, vicious and dangerous. I went as far as using laxatives to lose the weight. Thankfully, this horrible routine didn’t last long. Today I’m in a better place, I remind myself that this body has incubated, nourished, and carried six healthy babies. And no, I’m no where near a size 2, but my family, my babies don’t see their mama in numbers but rather see her with love. They will love me as a size 2 or 20 all the days of my life.

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I killed my scale(with a hammer to be exact). Extreme? Maybe. Necessary for me? Absolutely. How It Started In the past, I have shared my process of o… 1,021 more words

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Reblog Wednesday: Pit Stop — Real Life of an MSW

This post here gave me a good laugh. I enjoy so much the comic strips from Real Life Of An MSW but this one here I just had to share. I’m not one to do our grocery shopping – shocker, I know, but I’m always so amazed when my husband does the shopping and comes back with exactly what was on our list. I mean, really?! I can’t do that to save my life! I mean I go in there with the thought of getting five items and come out with ten, that according to my logic they are absolutely ‘necessary.’ And don’t get me started on shopping for the children, I’ll go in there and purchase everything in the clearance rack because, well, they were on the ‘clearance rack.’ I know! My next mission in life is to stop the overspending, yeah, because it’s no bueno.

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