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How being disabled has taught me to be more positively mindful and grateful for all I have: I have Cerebral Palsy and I am an amputee. I am in a wheelchair 24/7, 365 days. That has been my reality for the past 29 years and will be for the rest of my life. I am not going to lie. Being disabled sucks, but I could be a whole lot worse. I remind myself that when I am having a bad day. I wish I wasn’t disabled. I wish I could do what everyone else does. I don’t want to have to rely on people for daily tasks and wish to do them on my own. But that’s when I become mindful of the life I have and how good I truly have it. Because it could have been more severe. It’s not, and I am here, so why not be

To the People Struggling With Mental Illness Today

To people who are having a rough time with mental illness right now… You will get through this. It may take time, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You’re so much stronger than you give yourself credit for. Just because things are bad right now doesn’t mean they will stay that way forever. Having any mental illness doesn’t make you bad or weak person in any way. Know that you’re valued, cared about and loved. Your mental illness does not define who you are. Having a mental illness is just a part of you. Whatever it is, it is nothing to be ashamed of, for whatever reason. I am so sorry that we, as a society, made you feel ashamed to talk about your mental illness openly. Don’t hi

What You Need To Know If You’re Starting A New Fitness Journey

If you’re starting a fitness journey, you’ve got this! Now, how do I know? I recently celebrated four years of working out every day. How did I get to this point on my fitness journey? Why did I not take a break from my exercise routine in the past four years? I have very poor circulation, and I’m cold all the time. Unfortunately, I did very little to improve this problem. Several people told me,“You need to move around,” but I never did. My dad would come home from work and ask me the same question every day, like clockwork, “Larissa, did you work out today?” My answer was almost always the same: “No.” The next day, I would work out for two or three days in a row, not because I wanted to, b

How I detoxed from my phone helped me live in the present more how breaking up with phone helped me

How Not Bringing My Phone To Bed Has Helped Me Be More Focused On Life I like millions of people have a phone and I am glued to it 24/7. I work on it, keep up with social media non-stop etc. I would bring it into bed with me as I am sure many of us do and be on it for hours on end until I either got tired or it died. I did this for so long. Until I decided enough is enough. I decided to try and stop bringing my phone to bed just to see if I would notice any difference I did. As soon as I started doing this I noticed something huge happened, by doing this experiment I was not on social media all night and my phone is not the first thing I grab every morning like I used to. I mean, yeah, I sti

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