Thursday Thoughts – It takes STRENGTH to ask for help

She’s referring to depression, here. And she’s right! Talking to someone, asking for help, admitting you aren’t feeling happy or like yourself… NONE of these things are signs of weakness.

It takes a TREMENDOUS amount of strength to share what’s going on, to admit you aren’t happy and need help.

If YOU need someone to talk to, or just someone who will listen, I am always here. No judgment, just compassion and a friendly shoulder to lean on, because life is tough and we are all in this together.

You matter, your feelings matter, and your life matters 💕

World Diabetes Day

I never wanted to be a part of this club.

And honestly? I still don’t.

But… I am. That’s the hand I was dealt.

I am a Diabetic.

No, not just because I ate candy. Not just because I enjoyed bagels and pasta. The only people who think that are the ignorant ones not battling Diabetes.

Today, on World Diabetes Day, I invite you to open your mind and perspective, stop judging/blaming Diabetics, and educate yourself – the disease is truly WAY MORE complex than your suggestions to “just eat less sugar”.

I assure you, if it were that easy, that’s EXACTLY what we would do.

Be the LIGHT, be the ENCOURAGER, be a source of SUPPORT and a beacon of HOPE… but please don’t be judgmental.

To all my fellow diabadasses, keep fighting the good fight – we are all stronger than we think!

Wednesday Wisdom – Miguel Angel Ruiz

Always do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

I love this one. While I am much better about it now, you might recall hearing me talk about how I take everything super personally – every a1c score increase, everything. I would somewhat berate myself about needing to do better. When in fact, if I am doing the best I can, that’s all I can do.

Beating yourself up and making yourself feel bad for things that are not totally in your control is pointless – it isn’t going to help you. Be kind to yourself – you are fighting a tough battle and doing the best you can.