recovery minded

People often ask ‘how is life treating you?’ Perhaps the more accurate question is ‘how are you treating yourself?’
—  Sepi Tajima
Speak softly to yourself, for frustration can often only draw you backwards, and does nothing to change the situation itself. You deserve kind words. You deserve respect. So, give it to yourself.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
When your mind begins to fall off track, handle it delicately. Be careful when it begins to think irrational thoughts, for it is then when we become the most vulnerable to our greatest fears.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Being raised in an unstable household makes you understand that the world doesn’t exist to accommodate you, which… is something a lot of people struggle to understand well into their adulthood.

It makes you realize how quickly a situation can shift, how danger really is everywhere.

But crises when they occur, do not catch you off guard; you have never believed you lived under a shelter of some essential benevolence.

And an unstable childhood makes you appreciate calmness and not crave excitement.


(via your-recovery-space)


I’ve been actively trying to be more mindful lately…It suddenly dawned on me that my days were blurring together and I wasn’t really taking anything in. I guess that’s what happens when you get in the groove of a routine. 

But its not really living is it…I find being aware of my surroundings, my own emotions and the people around me makes me feel considerably more fulfilled in life.  

Do not over analyze and take things for what they are. Doing too many calculations in the mind can blow things out of proportion. So take it lightly. Live peacefully.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
positive reminders

- you are loved

- you have a purpose

- you are enough

- it’s okay to have bad days

- it will get better, give it time

- some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet, remember that

- you are strong and you can handle whatever life throws at you

Be yourself. No, not the person that everyone expects you to be. No, not the one that you are pressured into being. But your TRUE self. Only you know who this individual is, so meet them, greet them, and stay close to them.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

How To Forgive Yourself

Let go of the judgments you hold of yourself from the past. Today is a new day and reliving the past is a great way to waste it. You are not guaranteed a tomorrow - so why waste today?

Look at everything that has happened so far and instead of judging yourself - see what you can learn from it. Understand the lessons the past has to teach you and know that the universe was looking out for you by giving you them.

Adopt the concept of pronoia into your life - this is the belief that the universe is conspiring to help you. If you keep this in mind then you can find the blessing in any hardships that come your way.

The hard truth is that no matter how much you think about it - the past will never change. It is up to you to learn from those experiences and make yourself better - not bitter.

I used to hate myself for the things I allowed to happen to me - until I realised this was pointless. The only thing you attract with self hate is more hate from the external world. You attract what you are.

The only way to heal yourself is to love yourself. You can do this by adopting belief systems that serve you and leave behind those that don’t. See yourself with unconditional positive regard and move forward in your life knowing that the best is yet to come.

Tomorrow will be better than yesterday if you start loving yourself today.

Peace & positive vibes.

A new way to be.

“I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and telling people I love them and telling people they are absolutely magical humans and I cannot believe they really exist. I love saying, “Kiss me harder,” and “You’re a good person,” and, “You brighten my day.” I now live my life as straight-forward as possible. 

Because one day, I might get hit by a bus.

Maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s scary. Maybe it seems downright impossible to just be- to just let people know you want them, need them, feel like, in this very moment, you will die if you do not see them, hold them, touch them in some way whether it’s your feet on their thighs on the couch or your tongue in their mouth or your heart in their hands. 

But there is nothing more beautiful than being vulnerable.

And there is nothing more risky than pretending not to care.

We are young and we are human and we are beautiful and we are not as in control as we think we are. We never know who needs us back. We never know the magic that can arise between ourselves and other humans. 

We never know when the bus is coming.”