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Sylvia Marcia learned “all the strength was within me.”

After the breakup, one of the main things I was concerned about was how I was going to continue living my life outdoors. My ex was my adventure partner. He helped plan things. He challenged me. He took me places. Being in the outdoors became part of my identity, but without him – was I […]

via Reclaiming My Identity Outdoors: Breakup. Anxiety. Depression. — Sylvia Marcia

Bullying & Beyond…Take Heart!

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Time and the right conditions not only preserve but bring about something of beauty – Marie Clancy.

 

I’m not a professionally qualified Counsellor or expert on bullying but I am a mother who has gained knowledge and experienced of bullying through the lives of our two children.

I have as part of my Degree in Adult Education studied the Psychology of Adult Education and Counselling in Adult Education and found both of these extremely helpful in understanding and coping with the situation we found ourselves in.

Our journey through bullying and its after effects spanned two decades (2002 to 2018) and as a result I’d like to offer my support to other parents who struggle with the impact of bullying on their children.

In these posts I’ll try to share some insights we’ve gained. My first…

1.  TAKE HEART.

If your child is suffering the effects of bullying and if it is having a negative impact on every member of your family, try to remain calm and show a capable front.  I know how upset you feel.  I know that the last thing you can comprehend is that it will all work out just fine.  But trust me… with determination to support your child, and by practicing self-care, you will reach a place of peace and progression!

I know because we were there and now we’ve reached that place of peace and progression and learned a lot as a result.  My son summed up his journey through bullying in a nice quote;  you can read about it here…Bullying…”I am grateful for it all”…

I hope you find this helpful. And I hope to write more on the subject of bullying.

Have you or your children experienced bullying?  Is bullying still an issue for you or have you reached a place of peace and progression? Please feel free to share your experiences, it could help inform other parents, provide comfort or encourage somebody else through the distress of bullying.

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

Three Things Challenge: Sunflower, spatula, raise

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Growing sunflowers from seed or running the spatuala around the inside of her great-grandmother’s baking bowl as she removes the remnants of banana bread or coffee cake, just two surefire ways, to raise her spirit from the clutches of anxiety! You too can find the sun within your clouds!

Le grà,

Mindfully Marie xx

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Just One Minute Monday… Child-self!

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Your Child-self helped create your present picture, how you choose to fill the shelf now is up to a very capable you!

Consider your inner child… your child-self that has got you to where you are today, through the good and the bad!

It’s time to show your child-self the love and appreciation they deserve.  Shower them with an abundance of love at every opportunity. Listen to them when they are sad or angry, they have an important message they want you to hear.  Be gentle and kind in how you talk to and treat yourself… this impacts your child-self.  Encourage your child-self to relax, to make time for fun and leave their worries about your future in your capable adult hands.

Now just sit back, be patient and watch yourself flourish!

Much love,

Marie xx

Friday Flashback…”Abstract Anxiety” Welcome old friends and new!

 

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I thought you might like to engage in a little bit of time travel today and maybe if you find it enjoyable you’ll travel back in time with me again next friday.

I’m sharing a link to a little piece of me before we came to know each other. I hope it will help us get to know each other a little better!

I think it would be fair to say that everybody experiences anxiety at some point in their life but there is a very big difference between healthy anxiety, which for example can spur us on before we face an exam, unlike severe anxiety disorder which can have life-limiting implications.

Having experienced both in my immediate family, I wondered what anxiety might look like through our five senses in this post, ABSTRACT ANXIETY

What does anxiety look like through your five senses?  Have you or someone you are close to experienced healthy anxiety or severe anxiety disorder?

Much love,

Marie xx

For the long haul…

via Daily Prompt: Haul

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For almost 19 years I have had to haul fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue around with me.  Some days you haul yourself out of bed and the whole day is like hauling yourself up a mountainside.  Other days it’s like trying to see through the dense fog that covers that mountainside and it makes your brain function feel like it’s caught in a time-lapse photography project.

But stay positive because there is a plus side! There is a valuable haul of learning that comes from an invisible illness…  Never again will you make the assumption when you look at someone that their live is perfect because you know how it feels to be told how great you look despite barely holding it together in either or both body and mind.  Similarly when somebody tells you their struggles, you will be well placed to really empathise because you know what it is to struggle.  Or when someone tells you they are their own worst enemy or that they struggle to accept their illness, you will be well equipt to understand and having learnt some tips and tricks that eased the journey, you are only too happy to share them if it can ease someone else’s struggle.

So you decide…will it be something you begrudgingly haul with you

Or

Will you treasure your valuable haul and put your learning to good use?

Much love,

Marie xx

 

Life gets messy…

via Daily Prompt: Messy

Life gets messy when you don’t say what you mean and mean what you say!

Learn to say ‘No’ when you want to say ‘No’

Learn to say ‘Yes’ with a generous heart!

Much love,

Marie xx

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Ps. When the snow got messy and trapped us in for three days… I had no difficulty saying ‘Yes’ to Emma’s tasty creations!

Reblog…Valentines may be over but…”Do not lose heart…”

Do not lose heart Till you find your destination, And if you still have not found your destination, Just think : Has any river Emanating from a mountain, Ever asked anyone How far the ocean is?

via HOW FAR IS THE OCEAN? — belatedbloomer

Beautiful!

Happiness!

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

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Another of Emma’s beautiful creations…using her talents…feeling very happy while busy creating!

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”

Emma Bombeck.

Use everything you have been given…that’s the path to happiness and that’s my goal for life!

Much love

Marie xx

 

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