Sidenote: in this image you'll notice my arms are #Mexican and my Chest is #Dutch/ #Italian
Continued from my previous post about Lack of "Self", #MentalHealth, #BodyImage, and #Male#Depression.
I suppose I started having issues with loving myself in middle school. I frequently emulated the personalities and appearances of my favorite things, as children do. I wanted my hair long like @matthardybrand@jeffhardybrand and @undertaker from @wwe they were my favorites, but while it was short I was a big fan of the mid length #emo#haircut of the time with the back spiked up and the #bangs. In my eyes, those were cool because the people I thought were cool looked like that. I've always admired @robdyrdek. I watched all his shows, I loved his personality and admired his multi-company success, such a positive extrovert influence. I wore #DC merch and tried to be outgoing. I have some family that enjoys #psychopathicrecords , through them I found @therealicp and @officialtwiztid, I would go on to enjoy their music as I thought #icp was #funny and #twiztid was #poetic and cathartic. These are all the things I loved at that stage of my life, and I found myself critiqued and bullied for most aspects of "Andrew" "Myself" or at the time "Shaggy" a nickname coined by my math teacher because I looked like a young #Shaggy Rogers from #scoobydoo
I would get mocked for my hair "you look like a girl"
I've never understood that one, that's genetics for you, I look like my mom, who looks like her dad. I still get that one from weird immature people on social media. Frequently told I wasn't a "real man".
My attempts at being an extrovert didn't blend well with the fact that I've never been able to understand most social cues and always found myself viewed as #weird and annoying, which led to struggles with managing my emotions because really I'm much more #introvert (I believe I'm an #ambivert).
Then I got a LOT of flack for enjoying icp and twiztid back then because it was the #cool thing to hate on #juggalo and anything related to it
I understand at the time teens that were new to it were being a "gang" and gave it all a bad rep icp was always, to me,
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2 Year Vegan Transformation 🌱
The past 2 years have been a whirlwind. I’ve grown so much and learned even more. From just beginning my plant based journey as a new dad to now has been quite the personal transformation. I’ve gained an incredible wealth of knowledge in regards to mental and physical health, I’ve mastered my plant based diet, and have grown spiritually more than I could have ever imagined - and all thanks to a small shift in mindset. I stopped believing that I wasn’t capable, I started to try to look at everything with a positive attitude, and of course stopped poisoning my body with animal products ✊🏽 these small changes were the catalyst for all that I have accomplished today and that’s all it takes for you too! Today’s the day 🙌🏽
🌟Don’t forget that I offer custom meal plans, training plans, and 1 on 1 online coaching services. DM or follow the link in my bio to get started on your journey now!
We truly applaud @KidCudi for his sincerity and openness about his #mentalhealth journey. It is so important for us throughout #movember & beyond to be there for the men in our lives as a support system and ally. TAG men in your life who matter to you. 💙 📸: @RedTableTalk#redtabletalk
You may notice I have been posting a lot about my upcoming workshops, and I apologise if it seems like spam to you. To me it feels like a true sense of accomplishment to all the time, effort, and emotion I have put into my work thus far. There will always be so many ups and downs no matter what you're trying to do, so I am embracing celebrating these moments shamelessly.
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🙏M E D I T A T I O N 🙏
I get asked about meditation a lot, and honestly, it’s one of the most powerful transformational tools I’ve ever used, and one of the biggest factors that led to my success — in all areas of my life.
But despite the crazy number of benefits that meditation provides, most people struggle for YEARS to create a regular practice, and never actually progress far enough to experience the life-changing benefits for themselves.
That’s why I created my Mastering Your Mean Girl meditations (link in my bio). These scientifically engineered meditations will help you meditate as deeply (actually more deeply) than a zen goddess.
These medi’s are infused with Binaural Beats, Solfeggio Frequencies, Isochronic Tones and Monaural Beats, which further alter neural patterns to induce a positive and profound brainwave state.
Combining these 4 targeted technologies is a world-first, allowing you to experience absolutely mind-blowing meditations — and benefits.
Each of these epic meditation tracks are designed to induce a different state of consciousness, so you can simply hone in on how you want to feel, press play, and slide right into that state.
Head to the link in my bio and click ‘Meditate With Me’ to check them out today.
And tag 3 people who you think would love to ‘get their zen on’!
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👉🏼 You schedule in your classes for the week with the best intentions 💪🏼yaaassss!!! But something comes up last minute and you need to cancel. Not to worry, you’ll make the next one! 🤷🏻♀️
👉🏼 But you get held up and need to cancel again. Feels disappointing but, we’ll get to the next one! 👍🏼
👉🏼 And then, you’re feeling too tired, low motivation and you just want to head home... you feel a bit bummed.
👉🏼 Before you know it, a week as past and you realise even with best intentions, you haven’t practiced at all.
👉🏼 Next week you try again! And you manage to make 1 out of 4. Cool! But 4 would be good... 👉🏼 The following week, none again. Why am I even trying... 🙄 And the cycle continues.
Sound like you..? Same cycle but different circumstances? 🌟 It’s okay!! 🌟
#1 stop beating yourself up about this, you are doing the best you can.
#2 Don’t give up. Keep trying! Keep going!
It will get easier. Celebrate the small things. Celebrate making 1 class instead of focusing on the ones you didn’t. If you decide to stay home, spend just 5 minutes sitting and breathing and acknowledge you did that.
There is no quick fix, and no, even with your awesome unlimited membership and new yoga gear and mat... it’s not that simple, be realistic . You need to reform a new habit and this takes time. Why?! Because you are first breaking an old one, to create space for a new one. And the brain prefers to conserve energy and do what’s easy, what we’ve always done.
But keep going!! Would you like to see what happens when you don’t give up?
In honor of #menshealthweek I’d like to bring up a startling fact about men’s mental health. According to research done in various countries, men are 3-4X more likely to commit suicide than women, even though women have significantly higher rates of depression!
That’s simply astounding and there many theories as to why that may be the case. Regardless, it’s clear that men’s mental wellbeing is a crucial consideration for overall men’s health.
I think that many males feel ashamed of seeing counselors, and some believe that showing emotion is a sign of weakness, but honestly I’ve found that having someone to talk to and allowing yourself to express the full range of your emotion is incredibly healing.
Attached is a monograph I wrote on one of my favorite mental health support herbs, the famous St. John’s wort, I hope this is helpful. If you ever need someone to talk to a counselor or a close friend can make an enormous difference in your quality of life. Sometimes vulnerability is the greatest strength!
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Tag a fake anxiety claimer...
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“The major point of this first message is, please do not allow yourself to suffer in silence. Even if you are the mocho-est man on earth, but suffering, seek out help, that’s strength and power.” Read one man's story for Movember about seeking help and what happened...http://ow.ly/LEFm50x9esu.