The way we‘re socialized determines our default settings. Women are commonly socialized to be nurturing, sensitive to others and to express emotions. Men, on the other hand, are commonly socialized to be logistical, a bit rough and tumble and non-emotional. Girls play with dolls and kitchen sets, while boys play with plastic woodworking benches and toy cars. ** This is not always the case. However, even in a more liberal world, girls and boys are exposed to gender-conforming ideals on tv and in institutions like school. **⠀
How this plays out in adult relationships is that sometimes partners can’t connect on each other’s default setting. This is especially true under stress; one partner will want the other to listen to the emotional aspects and the other partner will move into fix-it mode instead of empathizing.⠀
The antidote to this is to recognize when your default pattern is coming up and ask to take a 20 minute break. When you reconvene after the break, simply ask “what do you need from me right now?” And respond to their request. ⠀
I am finally home on a Saturday & am able to breathe for a minute. I enjoy sleeping in, making breakfast, blasting music, cleaning the house and napping. Gotta prepare for brunch on Sunday! 😉
What do you do on the weekends?🍾
Purposely Living was established to serve a platform for survivors of mental health illnesses and to let them know they are not alone. The mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental health issues, by providing personal stories, outlooks, and providing a sense of comfort, to know that you are never alone despite your mental illness. Ideally, to aspire to spread love and joy for those who are struggling with a mental illness. •
I strongly believe that the only way to change the way that mental health is perceived is to address the issue. Through story telling, wellness tips and blog posts, I strive to help change the narrative and break the stigma that society has placed on our mental health. •
This is considered a safe place for individuals to empower others. We are all purposely living for a reason. Every survivor has their own story, but every story holds its own importance. What you feed your mind is important. Your mental state is important. There is great strength found in people coming together to achieve greatness and that is why this was created. •
I ask that everyone follow me on this journey to better our communities and the people who suffer with this ongoing issue.
when did/does your school start?
This is like a series of my most popular posts ive archived lmaoo
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10 minutes ago
Genna is fresh off of vacay, just in time for her CoachMeGenna’s August giveaway!!! As we know it’s easy to become so consumed in our daily lives that we forget to recharge, readjust, and renew ourselves. To stay aware of our well-being, it is imperative to keep track of our spirit, soul, & body. So in the spirit of keeping track we decided to giveaway a @fitbit (Charge 3) fitness tracker for the month of August!!! Fitness trackers allows you to stay informed of your current state increasing your likelihood of reaching your goals and staying well balanced. Enter our giveaway today‼️Details Below...💛 Well life Statement: __________ is how I stay focus...💛 Giveaway/Contest Info: To Enter: 1. Fill in the blank of the well life statement above and then DM or email it to info @coachmegenna.com 2. Submissions will be accepted through August 30th,2019 3. Our Well Winner will be announced August 31st ,2019 4. Identity & answers remain anonymous without consent.
As I was praying this morning for my life, my business, my team, something hit me hard and I heard myself say, help me to continue to find those who are lost in the grasps of Satan that are quietly suffering.
Because the closest I’ve ever felt to Satan, and not even caring about where I landed at the end of my life was during those times. Whispers of you’re not good enough, your ruining your family, you’re better off gone, who are you to think you can influence people and create a new life of choices and freedoms....
Feeling burdened and buried by your health or finances is crippling and the complete OPPOSITE of thriving and the JOY that God wants us to feel. It leads your brain to do the unthinkable, it leaves you feeling like you have no choices, and can leave you feeling completely alone. Working on ROOT HEALING, changed everything for me and hundreds on my team. Some may laugh and scoff and tell you to quit and give up bc it’s so silly, but unless they are in the arena with you, suffering as you did and fighting like hell to get out too, it doesn’t matter what they think!
God will present tools to help you. But it’s UP TO YOU, always to take them or to leave them. You will hear what I share and you will step up and go for it, you will try and quit, or you won’t even try. The choice is yours, but also, so is the result. Don’t be in the same place tomorrow that you were yesterday. Finish your life thriving, with purpose and passion and humility and JOY. Your people need you.
NO ONE can take your place.
19 minutes ago
Invest more time in those who bring out your best- not those who cause more stress. Time is our most precious commodity- make sure you are using yours wisely. .
Take a step toward the healing horizon and surround yourself with those who are supportive and uplifting. Minimize your time with those who are negative and adverse to your mental/ emotional/ physical/ spiritual wellness. .
You too can move beyond your #dysfunctional past into a brighter #today .
For more #affirmations#encouragement#inspiration and #growth opportunities follow @the_healing_horizon
45 minutes ago
Studies show that coached exercise might be more helpful for individuals suffering with depression than exercising alone. However, exercise at any level or intensity is proven to be better for mental health than no exercise at all.