1: You are not lazy, you are ill.

2: You are not selfish for taking care of yourself.

3: You are not arrogant for loving yourself.

4: It’s okay to feel sad, but it’s not okay to let the sadness win.

5: Your worth isn’t defined by if a person does or does not love you.

6: Do not put all of your happiness into one person. Ultimately you have to be your own hero.

7: A healthy person does not wish to be sicker. There is no such thing as “not sick enough”.

8: It’s okay to be alone every once in a while.

9: A bad day doesn’t equal a bad life.

10: Sometimes not giving into your addictions will make you feel worse in that moment than if you had given in, but honestly, the worst days in recovery are better than the best days in relapse.

11: Strategies and techniques are your new best friend.

12: Eating doesn’t mean you’re weak.

13: Not eating doesn’t mean you’re strong.

14: The words ‘f*ck it’ do come in handy once in a while.

15: Your feelings are valid simply because you’re feeling them. You do not need to justify yourself.

16: Never feel guilty for being sad because “someone has it worse than you”.

17: People are not perfect. They will offend you, hurt you and let you down from time to time, but this can be from lack of understanding; it does not mean that they don’t love you.

18: You are not a burden.

19: You have to learn to love yourself before you can fully love someone else.

20: Do not let your illness define or limit you.

21: Don’t be afraid to walk away from toxic relationships/friendships.

22: Do the things you love. Every. Single. Day.

23: It’s okay to be different.

24: Good things can, do, and will happen to you.

25: Recovery is not about being strictly happy, it’s about learning to become whole.

26: You cannot change the past, but you can learn from it. So stop analyzing it and wondering about what you could’ve or should’ve done. Learn to let go.

27: Letting go isn’t a one time thing, you need to do it over and over again.

28: The bad things people say about you, actually are reflections of what they think of themselves, not you.

29: Everything seems bad when it’s 3am.

30: You’re not worthless, you’re priceless.

31: One day this pain will all make sense to you. There are things you need to learn.

32: Ultimately it’s only your opinion of yourself that matters. Do what makes YOU happy.

33: U hella rad.

Things I’ve learned in recovery. (via mycroft-onatreadmill)

(Source: pain-is-temporary-keep-fighting, via kaleidoscopic-fantasies)



My beautiful brand new tattoo:
Gyan Mudra hand symbol holding the cancer constellation with an incredible galaxy/ nature design.
Original piece by artist Adrienne Haberl at Jersey tattoo co. Toms River NJ

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Kiba / / Nathan Tia

I haven’t smoked a full cigarette since Monday and haven’t taken any sort of drag from a cigarette since Tuesday evening! 

I felt very much like a caterpillar in a cocoon. Everything I had come to believe and understand about myself and my life up to the point at which I unwittingly entered the cocoon had gradually fallen apart, the way a caterpillar’s body melts into a chaotic soup of molecules and cells as it begins to undergo the process of metamorphosis. The end result of this dissolution is a disorganized mishmash of pieces of the life that once was, bearing no resemblance to the caterpillar that had formerly occupied that space in the world. Bearing no resemblance, either, to the butterfly that is yet to be born.

But, at the time all this was taking place in my life, I had no idea that I was caught up in a process as natural as that which allows a butterfly to open its wings for the first time. Growth was what I was experiencing, and I gradually came to understand that real growth is not always the smooth, gradual, under-control experience we all wish for, but growth as it actually occurs.
Raima Larter (via cosmicroots)