What it means to be a mother

What does it mean to be a mother? A mother has many different meanings and purposes. To me a mother is someone who is going to be there for you through anything. They will give you so much love. The bond between mother and daughter or son is definitely a special feeling. No matter what happens in your lifetime you will always know who your mom is. The bond with your mother is unbreakable. She’s the ultimate best friend someone can ask for. The love you two share between each other is the purest and greatest form of love there is out there. Don’t take your mother for granted. She is the only woman who loves you truly and will accept you for who you are no matter what happens to you in your lifetime. Happy Mother’s Day to all the greatest mom’s there are out there!

Body Positive: The Impact of Surrounding Yourself with those who Love you

Surrounding yourself with people who truly value your time, energy, effort, opinion, and your overall existence, are the one who you should invest your own time and energy into. These are the people who are always going to have your back, to stick up for you, and support you no matter what happens. Also, they will always try to cheer you up during bad times. For example, when I went through an awful breakup, I had a lot of family and friend support from numerous of people. I felt loved and not alone, especially during a period of time where I didn’t know who I was because I felt very low at the time this occurred. When we make a big life decision that can make a significant change in everyday lifestyle, they will support you. For example, some medical procedure that’s becoming more common is gastric bypass surgery. Although from a medical stand point it isn’t ideal to get a surgery done like that because you have a high chance of relapsing because you’ll experience many food withdrawals. This surgery would work extremely well if you have family and friends all on board. If you’re someone doing it by yourself, you’ll have a chance of falling back to the bad habits. Also, if you have a partner, make sure they’re on board and will support you, even if you’re trying to convince them to give you the food you don’t need. They need a strong will just as much as you do. Deciding on what college to go to after high school can really determine what kind of future you want for yourself and your family. Some advice is, don’t make a decision if you feel pressured by other people. You will only make yourself unhappy. Yes, take what they say into account especially if it’s family and friends who do want the best for you and you know it in your heart. Sometimes, they are right. However, it’s your life. You’re the one in control of it. Not them, but you. If they don’t always agree with you, they will come around to your ideas and beliefs. Sometimes explaining it into detail or in a way to get them to understand, will help them ease their own way onto getting on board. Also, you’ll be over all more happy because they are the people who do want the best for you. Whenever I go home to spend time with family or friends, I am overall more happy and I have so much fun. We laugh, cry, have heart to hearts, and even argue, but that’s what life is all about. The good times and bad, however it’s up to you to determine what kind of future you want. Those people who may come from broken families, want a family themselves but surround them with love and support that they may have missed out on growing up, especially for a single parent environment. If you’re someone who raised their younger sibling, good for you! To step up and be there for your family is amazing and exciting. You’ve provided them a safe environment where they can always constantly come back to you. You have a bond with family especially because they’ve been there since the moment you came out of your mothers womb. Since I don’t live at home for most of the year now, I consider being around my boyfriend a safe environment. Him and his family has welcomed me with opens arms and they already consider me family. It’s the best feeling knowing if I’m going through something I always have him to be there for me. It’s like my best friend also. She has been there for me since the moment I got raped. She’s the only person who really understands me besides family. I know she will always be there for me and try her best to show love and support. Being around people who love you will help yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally. Do what’s best for you. Make yourself happy. It has an impact on being happy with yourself because it is your life. It is your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Sometimes even a loss of a family member can take a huge turn on emotions. For example, I lost my grandfather at the age of 4. I still have moment where I’m sensitive to talk about him because he was my best friend before dying. My family and friends are there for me during those emotional breakdowns. Instead of not eating or getting depressed, I feel like it’s a weight lifted off my chest and I’m supported by them. I’m more active instead of lazy and unmotivated. This helps my health.

Colors and Their Effect on Our Habits and Actions

Different colors signify different ways we perceive things. For example, the color purple signifies royalty or blue is supposed to mean sadness. However, that’s just the start of the basic information on what colors can do. When we think of the color red, we think of anger or frustration. Usually tends to gravitate more aggressive emotions. Some quick facts to know about the color red, is that we tend to pick of the color the red the quickest. Our eyes are the most sensitive to this color. That’s why having a red car during the winter time or during weather conditions such as fog, you’re less likely to get into an accident with a red car. Also, red lights we also pick up the quickest. Red fire trucks signify emergency during chaotic time. Yellow is another color we are less sensitive to, but still pick up on. We associate yellow with positive energy, like happiness or we think of the sun. Some fast food places use red and yellow to trigger our hunger or cravings because we are the most sensitive to these colors. For example, McDonald’s sign is red and yellow. They purposely do that to get use to crave their food that they sell. It triggers are taste buds, especially the color red. When you look at the more popular fast food brands or even soda drinks, they all include red or different shades of red. Blue affiliates with death, sadness, and another. When we take a look into one of the most bluest times of year, winter, we tend to be more depressed and down rather than active as we tend to be more when its summer or fall. Are emotions and the way we act, it’s as if we suddenly slow down. I know I’m not personally a huge blue fan only because I don’t like being affiliated with a color that tends to be thought as sadness. I’m more happy and upbeat. So pinks, reds, purples, etc are colors that are more appropriate to represent me. We are the least sensitive when it comes to our eyes to the color blue. We tend to not pick those colors up right away. Green we think of earth, recycling, sometimes sickness, or even nature like trees or grass. It tends to be a color we don’t commonly like. Only because we think of sickness. For example, there is an emoji on the apple keyboard. It’s green and the facial expression is it vomiting. Purple we think of royalty and richness. For example, take a look into royal history. You’ll see royals wear purples and pinks to represent their wealth. Whenever we wear black, it tends to absorb the heat, whereas whit, reflects the heat. So during the summer months, the lighter the color, the more cool you’ll tend to be. That’s why during the winter time we wear darker colors because the sun isn’t out. However, we are the closest to the sun during the winter, whereas summer we are the furthest away. All these colors have consequences. For example, going back to blue, we are more emotional and depressed. Yellow we are happier and cheerful. The colors you wear do represent who you are and the kind of person you have become and are shaping to. We all have the common colors of black and white because they’re the basic of basic colors. They can be worn year round.

The Meaning of the Ocean

The ocean is a power symbol of chaos, however it’s also has other meanings behind it. To me the ocean symbolizes rebirth or a fresh start to life. Every time I’m stressed or I’m going through a dark time, I go to the ocean because it makes me feel at peace. It’s where my heart and soul are the most connected to. When life gets rough, the ocean is there to calm you down. Hearing the waves crash onto the shore or rocks below or to the side, can symbolize different events in life that are coming together for good or bad. Leaving the ocean, I always feel refreshed, like I have been cleansed from my sins and I have a new chance to make good. Out of every bad situation, there always follows something beautiful. The ocean is beautiful, even after a stormy day. Diving into the waves, feeling the salt water consume your body, and to walk out with skin feeling smooth, your body has been wiped away from the toxicity of your life. Yes there will always be times of tremor, that’s how life is. The ocean isn’t perfect. Neither are you or I. What does the ocean mean to you? What does it symbolize?

My Journey

When I was a Junior in high school, I was raped by a man that I knew. It was the worst time in my life because I felt like my identity was ripped away from me. I didn’t know who I was for a long time. I battle constant demons in my head because of the ever lasting trauma it has left on me. To feel as if you don’t know yourself anymore, is the worst feeling ever. I felt like I was being someone that I wasn’t. I have since then gone to counseling and now want to become a voice for those who have gone through similar things I have. To know you’re not alone πŸ™‚ My goal of this blog is help as many people as I can. I want to show that you can make amazing changes in your life to benefit who you are as a person. I want people to be able to say what they feel and what they struggle with because we all have our own personal battles and constant struggles everyday. To see the impact words can make can change lives forever! Don’t be afraid to speak up about your struggles. This is a no judgement free zone πŸ™‚ You’re voice matters!