Well here’s a blog on tips,and symptons of dyslexia and ways to cope…
Everyone thinks i’m strong,
But tears were falling from my eyes
on the day u left me and said goodbye
now i know my feelings
i should no longer hide
i love you and i want you to
stay by my side
you know without you i’m weak
because you’re the only strenght that i seek
that i seek
so please…don’t go,i’m being so bold
just by saying i need your hand to hold
don’t leave me like this
so broken,so torn,so cold.
so as i write this
you’re somewhere so far away
a place i can only reach
by loving you this way.
I wish i could cry,i wish i could scream,
And vent and thrash,instead i sit quietly,
While you tell me,I’m selfish and wrong,
I wish you could see,
All the horrid thoughts i have.
I wish you could hear,
All the horrible things i say in my head.
I wish you could hear the lectures
I drill in my own mind.
If you could,you would know,
You don’t need to lecture me
I do enough of that for ten proffessors
And twelve priests.
If you could see and hear,
Maybe you could understand
Why i always look angry or sad.
Its because even on my good days.
I am sad.angry.confused.guilty.
How did this happen to me?
Why do i feel this way?
I wish you could hear.see.feel.
Then,you might actually understand.
Want to cry,
But then i think
Strong you have to be,
Put a happy face on.
And must go on
Don’t let nobody know.
That your slowly gone.
Is going to be hard
Trust nobody with your heart,
With your feelings,you trust
They will let you down
I am strong .
I’ve been through a lot and i’m still standing.
I have self worth.
It took a lot of soul searching to finally see for myself.
I am beautiful.
I don’t need anyone to tell me,i already know my glow.
I am not perfect.
Nobody’s perfect but I’ve seen my good and bad sides.
I am just myself.
I will never be alone,i will always be there for me.
Definition of self-confidence: a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgement.
In a nutshell, self-esteem is your opinion of yourself and your abilities. It can be high, low or somewhere in-between. While everyone occasionally has doubts about themselves, low self-esteem can leave you feeling insecure and unmotivated. You might be able to identify a few things that are affecting your opinion of yourself (maybe you’re being bullied, or you might be feeling lonely), or it could be a mystery. Either way, there are heaps of things you can do to improve your self-esteem.
Ways to improve your self-esteem and build up your confidence…!
1. Be nice to yourself
That little voice that tells you you’re killin’ it (or not) is way more powerful than you might think. Make an effort to be kind to yourself and, if you do slip up, try to challenge any negative thoughts. A good rule of thumb is to speak to yourself in the same way that you’d speak to your mates. This can be really hard at first, but practise makes perfect.
2. You do you
Comparing yourself to other people is a sure-fire way to start feeling crummy. Try to focus on your own goals and achievements, rather than measuring them against someone else’s. Nobody needs that kind of pressure!
3. Get movin’
Exercise is a great way to increase motivation, practise setting goals and build confidence. Breaking a sweat also cues the body to release endorphins, the feel-good hormones.
4. Nobody’s perfect
Always strive to be the best version of yourself, but it’s also important to accept that perfection is an unrealistic goal.
5. Remember that everyone makes mistakes
You’ve got to make mistakes in order to learn and grow, so try not to beat yourself up if you forget to hit CTRL+S on a super-important assignment. Everyone’s been there.
6. Focus on what you can change
It’s easy to get hung up on all the things that are out of your control, but it won’t achieve much. Instead, try to focus your energy on identifying the things that are within your control and seeing what you can do about them.
7. Do what makes you happy
If you spend time doing the things you enjoy, you’re more likely to think positively. Try to schedule in a little you-time every day. Whether that’s time spent reading, cooking or just conking out on the couch for a bit, if it makes you happy, make time for it.
8. Celebrate the small stuff
You got up on time this morning. Tick. You poached your eggs to perfection. Winning. Celebrating the small victories is a great way to build confidence and start feeling better about yourself.
9. Be a pal
Being helpful and considerate to other people will certainly boost their mood, but it’ll also make you feel pretty good about yourself
10. Surround yourself with a supportive squad
Find people who make you feel good about yourself and avoid those who tend to trigger your negative thinking.
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Shakespeare uses language in several ways to show us Macbeth’s emotions and behaviour. In the first scene Macbeth is concerned that although he has killed Duncan,there are those that suspect him and may cause him harm in the future.He uses the metaphor of a ‘scorched’snake that has only been wounded and will fight again another day as a metaphor for his situation.This reference to poisonous or dangerous creatures is repeated later in the scene when Macbeth says ‘o’full of scorpions in my mind,dear wife!’which sounds like the anguished cry of someone who cannot find peace.You can imagine him clutching his head on stage.
Another way Macbeth’s feelings are described is when he talks about sleep.Sleep is mentioned lots of times in the play so it is obviously on Macbeth’s mind,which is not surprising considering he has committed murder.’eat our meal in fear and sleep’which references how much he’s worrying.In this scene he talks about how it is ‘better’ to be with the dead who have been sent ‘to peace’.He mentions that Duncan now ‘sleeps well’ almost as if he envies the people he has murdered.
In the same scene,there are some particularly strong descriptions of night time made by Macbeth.He mentions things to do with the night-the ‘bat’,the ‘shard-borne beetle’ and later the ‘crow’ and the ‘th’rooky wood’.These are all ‘black agents’ of the night and through Macbeth’s mention of them he is kind of associating himself with them.Therefore,although he can’t sleep-he wants night to come because it is when he can commit murder.The scene ends with him hiding information from his wife-he reveals no more that that he is going to do a ‘dead of dreadful note’.This is powerful because we know what Macbeth has planned ,but Lady Macbeth doesn’t ,through the use of dramatic irony.
The second scene is very different because Banquo has been murdered and you think that maybe Macbeth will now be a little more relaxed and feel safe.But when he sees the ghost of Banquo even though he tries to cover up his feelings he cannot.’avaunt and quit my sight!let the earth hide thee!thy bones are marrowless,thy blood is cold’.These descriptions of the @living-but dead’ Banquo really shows how Macbeth is shaking.He cannot believe how real it is.’can such thing be/and overcome us like a summer’s cloud?’
This simile links to other descriptions of day and night,light and darkness that have surfaced in the play.Macbeth then goes on to talk about the supernatural and seems almost to be talking in a witch-like spell-‘blood will have blood.stones have been known to move and trees to speak.’
From this,and all his reference to night and creatures of the night,it seems as if Macbeth is feeling and behaving like a devilish creature himself so that at the end of the scene it is not surprising when he uses the metaphor of being ‘stepped in so far’in blood,like a river crossing,so that he can’t go back.
He ends his last verse speech with a couplet as if he has made up his mind and can’t now change things’strange things i have in head that will to hand/which must be acted ere they may be scanned’.
An eating disorder is when you have an unhealthy attitude to food, which can take over your life and make you ill.
It can involve eating too much or too little, or becoming obsessed with your weight and body shape.
But there are treatments that can help, and you can recover from an eating disorder.
Men and women of any age can get an eating disorder, but they most commonly affect young women aged 13 to 17 years old.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF AN EATING DISORDER
Emotional and behavioral
- In general, behaviors and attitudes that indicate that weight loss, dieting, and control of food are becoming primary concerns
- Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, carbohydrates, fat grams, and dieting
- Refusal to eat certain foods, progressing to restrictions against whole categories of food (e.g., no carbohydrates, etc.)
- Appears uncomfortable eating around others
- Food rituals (e.g. eats only a particular food or food group [e.g. condiments], excessive chewing, doesn’t allow foods to touch)
- Skipping meals or taking small portions of food at regular meals
- Any new practices with food or fad diets, including cutting out entire food groups (no sugar, no carbs, no dairy, vegetarianism/veganism)
- Withdrawal from usual friends and activities
- Frequent dieting
- Extreme concern with body size and shape
- Frequent checking in the mirror for perceived flaws in appearance
- Extreme mood swings
- Noticeable fluctuations in weight, both up and down
- Stomach cramps, other non-specific gastrointestinal complaints (constipation, acid reflux, etc.)
- Menstrual irregularities — missing periods or only having a period while on hormonal contraceptives (this is not considered a “true” period)
- Difficulties concentrating
- Abnormal laboratory findings (anemia, low thyroid and hormone levels, low potassium, low white and red blood cell counts)
- Dizziness, especially upon standing
- Feeling cold all the time
- Sleep problems
- Cuts and calluses across the top of finger joints (a result of inducing vomiting)
- Dental problems, such as enamel erosion, cavities, and tooth sensitivity
- Dry skin and hair, and brittle nails
- Swelling around area of salivary glands
- Fine hair on body (lanugo)
- Cavities, or discoloration of teeth, from vomiting
- Muscle weakness
- Yellow skin (in context of eating large amounts of carrots)
- Cold, mottled hands and feet or swelling of feet
- Poor wound healing
- Impaired immune functioning
- Dramatic weight loss
- Dresses in layers to hide weight loss or stay warm
- Preoccupation with weight, food, calories, fat grams, and dieting. Makes frequent comments about feeling “fat.’
- Resists or is unable to maintain a body weight appropriate for their age, height, and build
- Maintains an excessive, rigid exercise regime – despite weather, fatigue, illness, or injury
- Evidence of binge eating, including disappearance of large amounts of food in short periods of time or lots of empty wrappers and containers indicating consumption of large amounts of food
- Evidence of purging behaviors, including frequent trips to the bathroom after meals, signs and/or smells of vomiting, presence of wrappers or packages of laxatives or diuretics
- Drinks excessive amounts of water or non-caloric beverages, and/or uses excessive amounts of mouthwash, mints, and gum
- Has calluses on the back of the hands and knuckles from self- induced vomiting
- Dental problems, such as enamel erosion, cavities, discoloration of teeth from vomiting, and tooth sensitivity
BINGE EATING DISORDER
- Secret recurring episodes of binge eating (eating in a discrete period of time an amount of food that is much larger than most individuals would eat under similar circumstances); feels lack of control over ability to stop eating
- Feelings of disgust, depression, or guilt after overeating, and/or feelings of low self-esteem
- Steals or hoards food in strange places
- Creates lifestyle schedules or rituals to make time for binge sessions
- Evidence of binge eating, including the disappearance of large amounts of food in a short time period or a lot of empty wrappers and containers indicating consumption of large amounts of food
Do you struggle with eating disorders?Well here is a blog full of tips and advice for coping with eating disorders:
I hope this is useful.Thank you for reading!
Grief can make us seem very selfish
Focusing only on the people we lost
Ignoring our loved ones around us
Not aware of the hurt and loss.
We miss events,parties and get togethers
We stare blank at people when they speak
Life totally feels dark and bleak.
It isn’t that we don’t care
It isn’t that we don’t want to take part
We just need time to adjust and learn
How to live with a broken heart.
Don’t confuse my sadness
For some sort of weakness
I have to be strong to make
Sense of what is senseless
And to fight everyday to carry
The pain of loss which is endless.
There is another side of grief
Where the tears still flow
Not as much.
Where memories bring smiles,
Not just sadness.
Where blessings are recognised,
Not just struggles.
Where you are remembered,
Not just mourned.
I miss you Sienna.