Hello Beautiful Souls,
I am hoping each of you is doing well. Always know you're appreciated, loved, and thought of. Life gets busy but I try to share a post when I am inspired because I take it seriously and find that there are some of you that need the reassurance or comfort. I have always been spiritually intuned with my gifts and my personal heart full of love, compassion, empathy and so much more.
In a world that often rushes by at breakneck speed, it's easy to forget that taking care of our mental health is just as crucial as tending to our physical well-being. Mental health is an integral part of our overall health, and it deserves our attention, understanding, and support.
I made the picture (above ) with one of my art pieces years ago. I find inspiration and clarity when I use my talents for good.
Here is something I like to share with you that had a profound effect on me for one of my classes... I hope it helps you in some way...
Just finished 'Girl, Interrupted' by Susanna Kaysen for a class assignment. This book took me on a journey through the author's experiences in a 1960s mental institution. It's a powerful story that explores mental health, the fine line between 'normal' and 'mentally ill,' and the need for empathy.
As someone who's faced my own mental health challenges, I resonated with Susanna's candid account. Her book challenges the stigma around mental health and emphasizes the importance of understanding and support.
One quote that stuck with me: "'Don’t ask me those questions! Don’t ask me what life means or how we know reality or why we have to suffer so much. Don’t talk about how nothing feels real, how everything is coated with gelatin and shining like oil in the sun...' - Susanna Kaysen, 'Girl, Interrupted,' Page 116."
This quote vividly captures the overwhelming thoughts some people with mental health issues experience. They want to avoid hard questions and distressing thoughts. It's a reminder of the need for understanding and support for those going through such intense experiences.
Let's break the stigma and offer help to those on their own mental health journeys.
Mental health challenges can affect anyone. One of the most powerful tools in facing these challenges is the support of friends, family, or mental health professionals. Knowing that someone cares and understands can make all the difference. So, reach out, lean on your support network, and remember, you're not alone on this journey.
Strength doesn't always manifest as a bulging bicep or an unyielding will. Mental strength, often unseen by the world, is just as remarkable. Mental strength is a testament to your resilience and your capacity to overcome adversity.
Resilience is the cornerstone of mental health. It's the ability to bounce back from life's setbacks, to adapt to change, and to grow through adversity. In a world that can often feel overwhelming, remember that your mental health matters. It's a vital part of your well-being, and taking care of it is a sign of strength, not weakness.
You are loved and are important NOT ASHAMED OF WHO YOU ARE.
Keep shining. Be inspired.
~ Jackie Inspires~
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UPDATE: This is Tarl.
I will be taking my forever bride home today. Jackie is being discharged with a detailed plan for food, diet, and care regimen. We have a health team in place with weekly appointments and a 90-day plan for improvement. This is a journey toward recovery rather than a full timeline for remission.
There has been a lot of damage from reflux and GERD, so the plan is to heal and move toward recovery. This is not simply a diabetes issue. We have to retrain Jackie's stomach to hold down food and function properly.
Gastropareisis has caused a paralysis of Jackie's stomach, which means healing and retraining it to keep food down so Jackie's can get nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. It is also a process to get rehydrated and keep fluids down. It's a life-threatening issue. Simple solutions didn't work. It has taken specific knowledge by trained specialists to cut through the noise and help us see the path that leads to recovery.
We are grateful for the support we have received and for the knowledgeable specialists who have helped us. Today begins a new chapter in our life together
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Update - May 11th 2023
Met with doctor for rounds. Spoke with diabetic Counselor last night . Meet with dietician tomorrow and Monday tests.
Still here not leaving anytime yet 😒
Slow but small victories
Spoke with diabetic Counselor to work with dietician to find right diet plan for gastroperisis.
Walked around, cleaned up.
Still working in building myself up.
Will do some speech Therapy tests Monday on barium swallows etc.
Changes in meds with stomach, nausea, vomiting, insulin and other.
Just embracing life with peace and constant prayer along with comfort of the spirit.
I can do hard things. This is not easy fix and want to be and do better soon. Especially going home and being with my Amazing and loving husband Tarl. Ty for being by me.
Thank you all for prayers and love .Ty to all who check in on me. Ty to all in medical field. Especially ty to our Savior and Heavenly Parents. I can't get through this without 😭
All for now. Keep shining ✨️ Be inspired ✨️
~Jackie Inspires ~
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