Create good habits. Work towards your goals every single day. Keep going even on days when it feels hard; never lose sight of your goals. If you are unhappy and want things to change, don’t waste any of your precious energy on complaining; take action. Take control of your thoughts and your actions. Take back your power. This moment can be the beginning of the life you’ve always imagined.

Okay babes! I’m thinking about making a YouTube channel and I’m wondering how many people would be interesting in watching/subscribing to my channel.
I always talk about how mental illness is not well known and friends/family never understand or know how to react when you do have one, and I always say I want to do something to change the negativity and fear around mental illness but never do anything about it! So I thought this was a good way to spread awareness and connect people who are struggling and ways to get help, treatment, etc. let me know your thoughts or some of the things you would love to see. Please reblog or like this if you support me in doing this!! I really appreciate it!!

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spiritual awareness 101
you're not too sensitive. you're not crazy. your antenna's up. time to tune your frequency.

12.10.2016
4:00pm (eastern)

{this event will be a live-streamed google hangout…bookmark the link for easy access!}

many of us are awakening to a sense of purpose and power - for all sorts of reasons. but few of us understand how to harness what we’re sensing and feeling in ways that empower and uplift us.

if you’re ready to take responsibility for your energetic and spiritual life, this is the class for you. 

suggested reading / resources
bring your questions and insights to the hangout!

Self care for a Chiaki Nanami with stuff like Nemuriale sleep aids, tea and blankets!

nemuriale sleep aid

Aah!! I must admit, I’d not heard of these until you mentioned them but they’re so cute!! These are a bear and a rabbit! I think the rabbit one would suit you, as it reminds me of Monomi, but it’s up to you!! (Plus, psst, the rabbit one is on sale!)

plushie

Catnaps are your thing, right, Chiaki? Since you love catnaps, I’ve decided, who better to share your naps with than a cat themselves? This little buddy is super soft and adorable, and you can cuddle them while you nap! Just the perfect companion to drift off with and to wake up with!!

blanket #1

Here’s a lovely blanket! It’s super duper soft and fuzzy and just perfect for burrowing under to take the cosiest little naps! Really lovely, isn’t it? It comes in small or large, as well as a variety of colours so you can choose what you like the best!!

blanket #2

Here’s a lovely soft blanket for you, Chiaki! It’s a lovely fleece throw, just the perfect blanket to snuggle up with for those dozy catnaps that are so pleasant to take! It’s made out of polyester, and it’s machine washable too! Awesome AND practical!!

tea #1

This tea is really nice! It’s naturally caffeine free of course, and I’m sure that you’ve heard of the relaxing benefits of chamomile! The honey gives it a lovely sweet hint as well! Just the perfect drink to drink to relax and unwind before going to bed!

tea #2

Here’s a super creamy and yummy tea! It’s a blend of Redbush tea with almond and caramel, and although I’ve never had it, I’ve been told it smells super duper yummy when you open up the packet! Oh, and it’s a loose leaf sort of tea too!

I hope you like this, Chiaki!! If you’d like any changes or if you’d like it redone, just ask, sweetheart!! <3 Mod Ibuki is always super duper happy to help!! - Mod Ibuki!

So I’ve been thinking about making a girly tag, about all the typical girly things but not just for girls, but for everyone who like things like that. Like I’d like to gather some coolest hairstyle and make up tutorials, and fun movies, and useful organisation stuff and many more. Because I’ve always been ashamed of being a girl and liking girly stuff, and now I met some lovely girls and I think that making this tag would help me out a lot to be more confident with my girliness. So what do you think? Do you like that idea?

i went to a social event and talked to people! i was so anxious about going, especially since i didn’t know anyone and had the worst period cramps ever. but i ended up talking to a bunch of people in my program during this wine and cheese event and it changed my mood completely. i even got to add some people on facebook whom i had some very interesting conversations with.

the only bad thing that happened was that i saw this girl i went on a date with last year -.- it was super awkward, and i’m pretty sure she recognized me because she left after walking near me.

anyway, i’m glad i got out of my comfort zone. i got awesome free food, deep conversations, and even got to enjoy the live jazz band playing. i also didn’t drink any alcohol even though the wine was unlimited. i’m so proud of the control i have over myself and my ability to actually do stuff even when i don’t want to.

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What’s your happy place?

Contrary to what it might seem like, since I spend a lot of my time in the Magic Kingdom with my eyes filled with tears (super crazy happy tears!) my happiest place on Earth is THE happiest place on Earth: Walt Disney’s the Magic Kingdom. More specifically, Main Street U.S.A. looking right at the castle, especially at Christmas time.

How to Tell Your Friend That You Need a Break From Supporting Them

When I worked at a mental health crisis centre, I couldn’t believe how many people came to us, not because of their own problems, but because they were so lost in a friend’s pain that they couldn’t take it anymore. I saw a lot of people who were so worn down from helping someone else that they couldn’t sleep, eat, socialize or focus at work or school. They were consumed with guilt every time they put down their phones, went to sleep, or dared to enjoy themselves and have a good time. All because they had no idea how to set boundaries. 

Helping your friends through a tough situation is a wonderful and noble thing to do, but it only works if you’re mentally in a place to do so. If you’re dealing with issues or mental illness of your own, you’re not always capable of being someone else’s shoulder to cry on 24/7. And that’s okay. Sometimes, you have to put yourself first. You can’t help someone else if you’re a mess yourself. You can’t save a drowning person with a sinking ship. 

Telling a friend that you’re overwhelmed and you need a break is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. Honesty is the best policy - don’t go radio silent on them, or avoid answering their messages. Be honest about how you’re feeling, and what you need from them. If you’re stuck on what to say and how to start the conversation, here are a few suggestions. Feel free to copy them exactly:

It’s really hard for me to admit this, but I’ve been feeling like I’m on the verge of a breakdown lately. I love you and I care about you, but I need to take some time to take care of myself for a while. 

I’m really concerned about you, but I honestly don’t know how to deal with this and I’m worried I’ll say the wrong thing. I really think that you should talk to a professional about this. 

This is hard for me to admit, but I have a lot going on in my life right now, and it’s getting to be too much for me. Would it be okay if we talked about lighter stuff for the next little while?

You deserve more support than I can give you. I think you need to tell a close family member or professional about what’s going on. 

It seems like every time we talk about this, things are worse for you. I’m worried that my advice isn’t helping you at all, and I think you should talk to someone more qualified than me. 

I’m really worried for your safety, and it breaks my heart, but I can’t keep you safe all by myself. Would it be okay if we told someone else what was going on? 

I’m sorry, but I can’t answer my text messages 24 hours per day. I really want to make sure that you always have someone to turn to if I’m not available. Are there some other people you would trust with this? I can help you tell them, if you’re not comfortable doing it by yourself. 

I hope these suggestions are helpful - best of luck to all of you, and make sure to put your own mental health first when you have to.