This beautiful image from @drawnbymary is the perfect reminder to give yourself permission to honor your own existence. it's okay to have needs, it's okay to take up space, it's okay to express your needs and desires, it's okay to speak up, it's okay to share your thoughts + opinions, it's okay to show up as yourself, and you don't need to apologize for any of it. you don't need to apologize for taking up space, or having needs, or expressing yourself, or sharing yourself, or being human. you have the right to use your voice and to let it be known, and it's okay if not everyone in your life understands, agrees, or likes it (hello, boundaries!!). it takes practice, and it's worth it. happy sunday, sweet friends. thank you for being here. ✌🏻 #repost@lisaoliveratherapy
Photo by @stevewinterphoto | mom cleaning her cub. the cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth and africa’s most endangered cat. cheetahs purr like house cats, which is one reason they are under threat, as the cubs are either captured or raised in captivity to be sold as pets to the very wealthy, though only one in six survive the journey to their new prison.
as with all big cats, the number one reason for their decline is habitat loss, then comes human-wildlife conflict, where livestock owners k**l predators in revenge killings if the predator kills their livestock. finally comes the illegal wildlife trade; the pet trade is hitting cheetahs hard as is the trade in their skins and bones.
if we can find a way to believe they think, feel, and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. @stevewinterphoto @natge@thephotosociety@africanparksnetwork #repost@natgeo
Photo by @freyaeverafter_
the birds roam free in rupa sutton’s (@freyaeverafter_ ) bedroom. “while the feathers on the surface are absolutely beautiful to see, there’s a whole layer underneath that’s hidden until they fluff up for preening or bathing,” says rupa of her birds sprig and willow. “the hidden colors are some of the most intense. it’s truly a special treat to get a glimpse of them.” #whplayers
A therapy manifesto. i'm not interested in fixing you, healing you, or telling you what to do. i'm interested in hearing your story. i'm interested in sitting with you in the unknown, honoring the immense wisdom you already hold within you, and creating space and room to get curious about what is and isn't working for you. i'm interested in your support system and your joy and your hope and your overcoming. i'm interested in the strengths you might have forgotten about. i'm interested in collaborating with you to support you in realizing that you are the key to your own healing -- not me. i'm interested in reminding you of your inherent worthiness when you might forget. i'm interested in honoring the mess instead of trying to clean it up right away. i'm interested in listening, and tending to, and witnessing. i'm interested in supporting your own power. i'm interested in reminding you that you are your own greatest resource. i might guide the way, but you lead it. always. 🌟
what do you find most helpful in a therapist?
what is your favorite + least favorite part about therapy?
how has your idea of therapy shifted over the years?
what have you discovered about yourself through attending therapy?
Today at 6:31 a.m. est, three humans left planet earth on six-hour journey to the international space station (@iss ). launched aboard a soyuz spacecraft from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan, astronauts anne mcclain, david saint-jacques and cosmonaut oleg kononenko arrived at their new orbiting home later the same day.
during their time on humanity’s only permanently occupied microgravity laboratory, they will work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and earth science. they will be joining the trio who is already in space, bringing the total crew to six people.