“You have a right to live a life that you feel comfortable in.”
— A thing my therapist said to me today (via feminismandflowers)
ourwhoreland:

Reblog✞
chooserecovery:

Here’s a handy little self-care guide (the first of many). We’ll have anxiety, depression, and other ones soon!
Links:
alternatives to self-harm
caring for injuries
self-injury recovery guide
chooserecovery:

Here’s a handy little self-care guide (the first of many). We’ll have anxiety, depression, and other ones soon!
Links:
alternatives to self-harm
caring for injuries
self-injury recovery guide
chooserecovery:

Here’s a handy little self-care guide (the first of many). We’ll have anxiety, depression, and other ones soon!
Links:
alternatives to self-harm
caring for injuries
self-injury recovery guide

chooserecovery:

Here’s a handy little self-care guide (the first of many). We’ll have anxiety, depression, and other ones soon!

Links:

ofcityromance:

on airplanes they say “always put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.”

what they mean is: if you want to take care of other people, you have to take care of yourself first.

being selfish is the first step to being altruistic.

Everyday I hear girls in the locker room
Saying things like
I’m wearing sweatpants
Because I’m fat today

Never do they say
‘Because I feel self-conscious today’
But ‘I’m fat today’
A statement of fact, rather than feeling

My best friend lives a thousand miles away
But when he hangs up the phone he tells me
“Duckling your bones are made of the same stuff as galaxies
Don’t you forget that’

And there’s a boy
Who loves me more than the moon and stars
And he makes me feel beautiful
Even when I feel as though the wildflowers that grow in my ribcage are rotting away

These girls don’t have men like that
In their lives
And yet I think they need them
To show them what they’re missing

We walk a thin line between self confidence and conceit
And we live in a society that hates the latter
And merely tolerates the first
But accepts self degradation as a normal part of youth

When I was in recovery my therapist told me to prepare for my day
Dressed only in my underwear
Because it’s impossible to feel bad about yourself
When you’re marveling at the perfection of your bare skin

It took me a long time to work up the courage
To look at my body in the mirror
And when I finally did, it drove me close to sickness
But bit by bit I began to realize that the flaws I thought I saw were but a trick of the light

Not everyone was so lucky as me
To have these second chances
And I almost didn’t live to receive mine
But here we are

Darling, don’t waste what you have
Go out, praise your own skin, love your body
Because duckling, your bones are made up of the same stuff as galaxies
Don’t you ever forget that

— I want you to know that you’re beautiful  (via waitingfor-theworld)

Remember

lumpy-pizza-princess:

You are here.
You are important.
You matter.

Don’t ever forget it.

You are a positive force on this earth.
You are wanted and needed.
The universe would not be the same without you.

“The first step to loving yourself
begins with the words,
‘I matter.’
You deserve to occupy space.
You deserve to stand up for yourself
and claim your right to happiness.
You deserve to be here,
just as much as
anyone else.”
— Tina Tran, Self care (via feellng)

feminishblog:

Don’t ask yourself, “Is this normal?” Instead, ask yourself:

Is this healthy?

Is this good for me?

“Compassion for myself
is a slow growing crop,
however carefully tended
it yields an unreliable harvest.”
— Barbara Pescan (Unitarian Universalist, clergy, poet) Morning Watch: Meditations (via uuquotes)