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Art Therapy Activities For Self-Discovery | Cheat Sheet for Life

” There’s many reasons why someone would create a piece of art. More often than not, it’s to rid their soul of emotions. Why not, right? That doesn’t harm anyone else; and, has proven significant healthy effects on the individual. What I love most about it, is it’s multi medium platform. What suits you is different from the next person. That’s ok.

I love this article because understanding yourself is step one towards growth. Self-Care is essential. You may discover inward healing. Go ahead, give it a try.

– Nova

You don’t have to be an artist to benefit from art therapy activities. Because art therapy activities are specifically designed so that anyone can do
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My Mental Health Journey 18

I share this because my mental health matters. I share this because I care about yours! Through personal experience, I can testify to my truth… only praying it’ll lift up others!

This is what toxicity sounds like ladies and gentlemen. Please LOVE you enough to remove it from your life. If you don’t know how, or feel you’re not strong enough to on your own, please seek help!

No one deserves to be spoken down upon! No decent human being would speak so righteously, as if their hands aren’t bloodstained.

No human being is going to thrive through speaking such filth to someone… But it takes strength to cast aside such lies from the individual to whom such is spoken.

You say I don’t know you but I know you better than you want to admit. I know the true recesses of your soul that you don’t want to admit to because it means you’re not who you believe yourself to be. You want to be strong, independent, and empathetic. The problem is you’re weak, vulnerable, gullible, and unprepared. You have fallen for the most common scams that caused you to lose money. You can’t make it on your own because you believe yourself to be the victim no matter what. You try to be something you’re not, wonder why you aren’t being accepted and loved. When we first met you wanted more kids and to be married again. Once you found out I’d had a vasectomy and refused to be married again you changed your mind accepting that. When you found out about my lifestyle you were adored yet tried to change yourself by becoming submissive to me. You wanted me all to yourself but also were starting to open up to the idea of a 3some knowing how jealous you’d be if I touched another woman. Those are only a couple examples that I can use to show you why I didn’t want to be with you. I didn’t want anyone to change for my benefit but to be their self. What should make you feel like a damn fool is how you tried to change yourself for someone else even after they tried to end things with you. You begged, cried, sent videos, pierced yourself, and manipulated any way you could think of to keep me around. I truly pity you because you want to believe it’s all my fault

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Know Your Worth! Own Your Life

I’m not posting this to publicly bash the individual. I’m not posting this as if it doesn’t hurt, because it does. I’m not posting this as if, for a few seconds, it didn’t mess me up.

Imperfect humans will make mistakes and feel insecure. What we do with that defines us. How we respond to it, tells others who we are. I’m a work in progress; however, I’m far from “weak, gullible, unprepared”.

Vulnerable… will NEVER be a weakness.

That’s all❤️

With Love & Light:

Nova Namastè

Men’s Mental Health Monday {#MMHM}

The mental well-being of our men is just as important as our women. In a society that shames those, who are emotionally vulnerable, who stray from certain adult social norms, and have difficulty obtaining the much needed therapy, I’m working to provide access to what is available to them.
Some methods include:

  • Books
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Brochures
  • Support Groups
  • Fellow men who cope

#Movember: November, Men’s Mental Health Month

For those of you who struggle to find downtime, a podcast is an excellent way to tap into therapy. What I love about this method is the diversity of casts. Each individual will find one that he best relates.

Here’s a few to try

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University Of Maryland: Healthy Men Michigan


Fellas, you matter. Your health matters. Please reach out if you’re struggling.

With Love & Light

My Mental Health Journey 10

[Biggest Sigh!!]

I realized something about myself, this morning. I’ve NEVER been in the  “immediate” circle of someone who’s had major health issues or experienced a long drawn out suffering death. I’ve had family members die; but, I’m not close to them. I didn’t see any of the “hard” stuff.

I don’t know how to handle what I’m in. I don’t know what to think about it. I know what I have to accept; and, I’m trying my hardest. I know that there’s a possibility that this individual will improve. Right now, that improvement is slow. Every day that passes, I feel like I lived another week.

I’m expecting myself to adapt to this change; and, I’m waiting for this situation to become my new normal. It doesn’t feel like a “good” or “bad” thing, but something that might actually feel easier.

Last night, I thought about conversation. I thought about friendship and support. I thought about what needs said and what I need to hear to feel better. Is that selfish? I don’t know, maybe! Right now, I don’t care. I know that I’m hurting and it sucks.

In my situation, I feel like such comments like ” He’s lucky to have you. You’ve been here for him since the beginning. ”  And.” I am so proud of you for handling this so well. It’s tough but so are you.” Would sound so nice in this situation…. Where I feel worthlessly helpless.               ” Support” is defined (well my definition) as uplifting, active listening to, and emotionally being available for someone. A goal in supporting a friend to make sure they don’t feel alone in the situation. It’s hearing this individual so you understand (to the best of your ability) them. It’s conversing with them about what their thoughts are, how they’re doing, and what ways can you help.  I don’t think that’s selfish to want. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard parallel stories of others lives when I needed a friend to talk to.

 

Ok, that’s exhaustingly deep for my low caffeine and sleep levels. Please keep me and mine in prayer. Thank you!

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What To Write

Journaling is an excellent way to sort through your thoughts and evaluate your growth process. It allows you to better understand yourself, demonstrating your patterns, triggers, and habits. You are able to adjust accordingly.

Here are a few images that provide examples of questions and topics that may help. You can find these and many more resources on my Pinterest board: My Namastè 365 Online