|Quality: FullHD||Release date: June 13, 2020|
|Duration: 90 min||Original title: The Stories Within|
“THE STORIES WITHIN” characters met along the ways With @carolinecarey__#mymum Q: What is your life about? A: I used to think I was about being a mother and then a grandmother and of course it is, I have a big family and I love that! And you could say I am a highly creative person - I love to write books and I love to create beauty, so these days that is in bringing people together, usually within a dance workshop and choreographing a healing and meaningful process, that opens each person up to their own creative intelligence. It also puts them in touch with their innate wisdom, their mythological identity as well as quite profound leadership skills that fit with todays resurgence of the feminine. I love what I do and hope I will be doing it well into my 90’s :) Q: If you had a super power that allowed you to do anything once what would you do with it? A: I would use my one-time super power to make significant changes for children in danger, particularly those in war zones, the homeless and parentless. Finding safe space where they could grow with ease and love. I might also gather up all the plastic waste from the oceans and rivers. “Thats two, but their good causes so will let it slide” 😊 Q: What is your favourite memory? A: One of my favourite memories is being around the table with all my children and grandchildren. It is one of my favourite memories. Seeing them all connecting together happily brings a lot of joy to my heart. There is humour and fun, all in a light hearted loving way. To know my children care about each other is a real blessing. Thank you for that Caroline!For more on her work you can check https://middleearthmedicine.com. . . #portrait #lifes #carolinecarey #mum #grandmother #stories #art #dance #creative #people #photographer #inspire #thepeopleinourlives #thepeoplewemeetalongtheways
“My mother and father divorced when I was a baby. We moved around a lot when I was growing up. I hated it. My mother decided she didn’t want to be a mother after she and my father split up. When we were growing up she would tell us that we ruined her life and that no man would stay with her because of us. She used to drop me off at school and say that she wasn’t coming back for me. One night she was driving and said that she wanted to die and that she was going to kill us all - she drove towards a tree. She stopped. I will never forget that night. When I was 11 when she finally settled down and bought a house. My mother was never home, she was always at a boyfriend’s house. If she was home, she would lock me out of the house, so I would not interrupt her time with her boyfriend. My mother has always been very manipulative always playing one against another. She would make up lies about my father to make me not want to see him, but I didn’t know that at the time. I feel like she took that time away from me with my father. She would not buy much food just snacks and sodas. When I was 14 I started to go out with a guy that was 4 years older then me. Him and I were together for about 5 years. I had my first daughter with him when I was 18. He was in and out of jail and he would abuse me physically emotionally and mentally. He cheated on me all the time. While I was pregnant my mother would tell me to get an abortion almost every day it was horrible. I am thankful every day that I was strong enough not to listen to her because my daughter was a blessing in disguise don’t know where I would be if I didn’t have her. She saved my life. I decided that wasn’t the life I wanted for my daughter. The night we broke up he almost killed me. He was strangling me under the Christmas tree. My mother never came to help me before even though she knew about the abuse. But this time was different. She finally stepped in and I’m so thankful because I wouldn’t be here if she didn’t.
If you don't 📸 it... It definitely still happened.😉 Just something for ya to keep in mind this weekend... & in life! Your life is happening now. Whether you decide to share it w/ the 🌎 on social media is 100% up to you. But what you DO throughout each & every moment of the day... That's your life — That's what truly matters!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Try not to let yourself get too caught up in capturing the moment, or one day you might look up & realize you missed your LIFE. You have so much more to offer the world than that! You have YOU. Your presence alone could move mountains. I love social media for the doors it opens/ the positive influence it can have, but I don't like it when it makes people feel like they have something to prove. Maybe that's why I'm so bad at remembering to take pictures — Hence, my feed of flowers & quotes. I want to share my life, but I don't HAVE to. At the end of the day, all you need to answer to is yourself, and God (if that's your thing) so just live your life & be happy!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Plus, some of the BEST stories... Have no 'proof' at all. And they don't need it. The experiences that challenge who we are & what we believe, bring us undeniable joy/peace, and shape us into who we're meant to be.. Don't always need to be told. At least not yet. The most powerful stories are 😙💜 #HappyFriyay #thesunshinewithin (📸: @thepoeticunderground )
Seek! . . . . . . . . #randommuse #poetryofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #poemsofig #poetryofinstagram #poems #poem #authorsofig #author #authorsofinstagram #lifeisbeautiful
For years she watched.. For years she fought.. . . #thestorieswithin . . #randomthoughts #author #authorsofinstagram #authors #poetsofinstagram #poet #poems #poetry #igcalcutta #igwriters #igwritersclub #igwriter #writer #writeup #storyteller #storytelling #storytime #poemtime #poems #poemsofinstagram #instagram #letstalk #letsconnect
They told me I wouldn’t make it!!! CEO in the making!!! #bossmoves#mytime#amready#levelup#explorepage#iammyfarherskeeper#createdtoempower#positiveenergy#startedfromthebottom#mentalhealthawareness#therapy#soulwork#thestorieswithin#creatinganewme#ceolife#businessowner#leadershipmatterscourse
Some of the most beautiful mosaic tiles I have ever seen are in St. Giles Cathedral on The Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Oh to have a day to just sit and soak up the craftsmanship. #stgilescathedral #edinburgh
Swipe Left. . . . #thestorieswithin . . . #nirbhaya . #poems #poemsofinstagram #poemsofig #poemsdaily #poemsporn #igpoems #poetsofinstagram #author #authorsofinstagram #igauthors #storytelling #storytime #storyteller #storytimethreads #stories #lifequotes #lifefacts #lifeisbeautiful #lifestyle #life #beinggirl #beingwoman #beinghuman
Mistake. . . . . . . . #randomthoughts #poemsofig #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #poems #poem #author #authorsofinstagram #authors #authorsofig #mistakes #mistake #life #lifethoughts #lifequotes
Happy Saturday!! Inspired to work on myself, my future & my goals!! Have an amazing weekend #bosswomenpray#bosslady#bossbabe#ceolife#mytime#mylife#endmentalhealthstigma#explore#iamloved#youcandothis#therapyiscool#positivethinking#positiveenergy#blacktherapist#thestorieswithin#selflove#selfcare#selftalk#motivation#iam#ibelieve#ibelieveinmyself#levelup#makingadifference
This has been true of me for as long as I can remember. There's a certain kind of magic in seeing the workings of a full mind put thoughtfully and succinctly onto a page. I've never learned more about myself than when I read what I've just written. #introvertsunite #thestorieswithin
“ I was 20 years old at the time. My story is about my Dad, but it’s also about my Mothers strength. My parents were happily married, 25 years. My dad was a great man, he loved us and was always taking care of his family. But. . .my Dad was sick. He had a disease that ate away at the bones and tissues in his legs. It caused him to be in so much pain. He had over 20 surgeries to try and relieve some of the pain and nothing was working. He was on pain medicine. That pain medicine took over him. He became addicted. My Dad is not a bad man, he was a man in pain. A man who just wanted to feel better. He was arrested due to his high need for pain medication. I’ll never forget that day. He spent 3 months in jail. . .in a wheelchair. . .in pain. February 27th, 2009. The date my father died. My father died in jail. I never got to say goodbye. I hate the last words I said to him. The guilt is so painful. That morning was a blur. It became too unbearable that I turned to heroin. I wanted to numb the guilt and the pain. I began to fall apart. I was so disrespectful to my body. I didn’t like me. I turned into a person I never thought I would become. That road was long. I woke up one morning and just realized enough was enough. I wasn’t being a good role model to my niece and nephew and I realized that they were worth it. . and so was my Mom. I got clean for myself and for my family. I’ve been clean for almost 5 years now. I wanted more for my life. I wanted to grow old with someone. I wanted to have babies. I wanted love. I just had to keep moving and stay focused. Taking it one day at at time. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for my mother. My mother is incredible. The strength I saw in her during this time was unlike any strength I’ve ever witnessed. She never gave up on me. She lost her husband, had 4 children and she still never gave up! I would be lost without my Mom.
Every other day I post something inspiring, something that lights a fire. I wish I could say I did this out of a selfless part of myself. But I do it because I need it too. I need to be reminded that life is constant learning. According to my grandma. Life should grow and get bigger and your dreams should excite and terrify you. I hope this says something to you...because it did for me. #followyourdreams #motivationdaily
Colorado: where two feet off the road is a tumbling roaring stream and the enticing possibility of following a trail and getting lost. #coloradoishome #greatoutdoors #ouraycolorado
Saturdays. . . . . . . #thestorieswithin . . #saturdays #saturdayvibes #poems #randomthoughts #author #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #igprose #igwriter #igwriters #poemtime #facts #lifefacts #author #authorsofinstagram #igauthors #igauthorlife
“When I was 11 I started counting calories. I was an overweight 9 year old. I was on a competitive roller skating team when my instructor said they could count the rolls on my belly. This hurt! Words are so powerful. When I was 14 I learned what bulimia was and thought “I can lose weight this way”. I never thought it would later turn into an addiction. The doctors told me that it would ruin my teeth, I didn’t listen. I was 21 when the dental issues started. Over the next 10 years I would undergo many dental surgeries. Just like the doctor had warned me of. I’ve had implants, sinus lifts, bone graphing. .almost all my teeth are fake.The surgeries were painful. I was put on heavy pain medication. I became addicted to pain meds. I put myself into detox 6 times in 6 months. They would just give me things to taper me off and send me home, and it never worked. Suboxone is not a sober life. It became harder to find pain meds. The first time I tried heroin I didn’t even realize it, I was 30. I was told it was a crushed up pill. I was hooked. My pain went away. It was easier to find heroin and cheaper. It was a big secret. My family didn’t know. They just thought I was depressed and on suboxone. I went through my daily life as normal. Taking care of my kids. I never was into the whole party scene of it, I just simply wanted the pain to go away. But I felt sick and just wanted my life back. My whole life I said I’d never do drugs, but at that point I felt like I wasn’t in control of my own decisions. I lost all rational thinking. I woke up sick everyday. I told myself everyday that today would be the last day of using. I finally said enough was enough. I put myself in my final rehab in Florida for 2 months. The rehab was hard, but coming home to the mess I created was even harder. Rehab was two months long. They detoxed me and then kept me to make sure I could function properly. You have to want to get help. It’s hard work. Rehab wasn’t the miracle fix. I had to choose to get better. The world is going to feel like a different place off drugs, but it’s so worth it. You can make that same choice. Regular life, without drugs, seems boring and not as dangerous.
So full with what miracles I've seen this year and the changes that are coming. I'm almost finished with book 3, Mrs. Fitzroy, and there's exciting news with my second novel. But none of it would have happened if I hadn't kept trying and putting myself out there. Keep trying. That's been my motto. #writeeveryday
“It started at 14 with a molestation. Then 16 with a rape in a motel room. And at 18 with another molestation. 3 separate traumas by 3 separate men. I never told anyone. I blamed myself for all of them "wrong place wrong time" so other than a few close friends I kept them to myself. Tried to start having relationships and I realized I was holding back sexually because I wasn't comfortable. These relationships failed and again I thought it was my fault. My next relationship I would give it whenever he wanted it, I would never question his actions and I would do anything I could to be "a good gf". I was overcompensating for my past relationships. That man still cheated. Even though I thought I was doing it “right” this time it still failed. Years of depression, suicidal thoughts and self harm. Until one day a self harm incident required hospital treatment. Afraid the insurance bill would be seen by my dad I had to tell him in person that I hurt myself. My dads tears and worry made me realize life is worth living. It was almost a black and white/light switch realization. Trauma has happened but I can't hold onto the blame or let it affect my future. Life was worth living especially because I realized I did have people here who loved me. I reconnected with old friendships, finished school and got my dream job. Reconnecting with old friends was huge for me. There are still sad days- but those days I just go to sleep knowing tomorrow is a new day. Men are now in addition to my life they are not my whole life. I feel like I can have much healthier relationships now. The more positive you think- the more positive your day and self thoughts become. For other woman in this situation- learn from me and don't hold it in. Don't blame yourself. Get help and don't be afraid to be heard. It would've saved me years of mental damage. But also learn from me that life is worth living- life can turn around and have a good outcome. You are worth it no matter what mistakes or trauma life has given you. Talk to someone.” -L #stories #victim #rape #me #you #story #share #inside #help #inspire #jaclynphotography #photography
Today at 5pm! Join in as we learn more about Miami-based artist Miguel Saludes' life as an artist, educator and collaborator. Facebook livestream at www.facebook.com/artcentersarasota . . Weekly Wednesday studio visits will continue. We are reaching out to artists making an impact in our community and in the art world. Follow our Facebook page so you never miss out. . . #artist #miamiartist #floridaartist #sarasota #art #livestream #interview #arttalk #learn #gallery #artistspotlight #spotlight #teacher #publicworks #live #facebook #artlover #srqart #artsrq #onview #stories #heritage #florida #fl #landscape #portrait #narrative #explore
Hold on. . Stay strong. . . . . . . #quarantine #thisshallpass #holdon #staystrong #staysafe #poemsofig #writeup #randommuse
How many believe that a new beginning is in the making!! How many are walking by faith not by sight!! Are you ready for a shift in your life!! Stay focused! #faithworker#boldandbeautiful#mytimeisnow#stayfocused#highenergy#thestorieswithin#easter#youcandoit#makethechange#shiftyourmindset#motivation#empoweringmenandwomen#counseling#therapist#family#soulwork#nationalcounselingexam createthelifeyoulove #spiritualmindset #takecharge #mytime #itsaprocess #yougotthis #explore #weareone #loveself #livetothefullest #onedayatatime #restore #explorepage
A piece I had written three years back! . . . . #thestorieswithin. . . . #iloveyou . . . #poetspecial #apoeticview #love #poems #lifethoughts #lifequotes #poemsofig #authorsofinstagram #authors #poetsofinstagram #poets #poetry #poetryofinstagram #poetrylovers #randomthoughts #igpoems #igstory #igwriteup #writeup #live
“I couldn’t get pregnant, so I chose IVF rather than adoption. My husband has a muscle disorder, Myotonic dystrophy. There was a 50% chance that my child could inherit the muscle disorder, with an even greater risk if the child was a girl. Now this muscle disorder is in my husbands family, and I had the choice to take the gene out of my Childs blood. I had a CHANCE to get rid of a terrible gene forever, so although it was a tough decision I chose to sacrifice for my child and go the IVF route. A bunch of medications were taken. My eye would twitch sometimes. The meds definitely changed me. I had mood swings all the time. Why is my body not doing what it is supposed to do? You feel so fine and then - anxiety. It’s like a light switch. You’re just not yourself. 6 different needles to the abdomen, pills, and a patch. Your hormones are insane. You learn so much about yourself and your partner. When my husband turned 30 I wasn’t feeling so well, so I told him to go out with his friends. I then became so sad that he wants home and when he got home I threw a mayo jar. I was like who is this woman? I felt like I had no control. My husband was so so good to me. He was always there for me. Some nights I would sit and stare at the wall, and he would sit with me. He was so supportive. Advice for husbands - make sure she knows you’re there for her. No reason flowers are the best! Little acts of kindness. Fill my gas tank for me. Just be there. We both didn’t know realize how much we loved each other until this process. Every time I put myself down, my husband was there for me, saying I was gorgeous or beautiful and I truly couldn’t have done it without him. If you’re going through IVF right now, don’t forget to laugh! You NEED to laugh. Go see a funny movie or go to a comedy show. You have to release somehow. I also can’t believe a therapist was never suggested to me. I eventually sought one out on my own and man was that a game changer. I didn’t realize how many people do IVF until I started speaking at schools and teachers would come up and say that they were in the same boat. It was so refreshing to know that I wasn’t alone. I think more people sh
Happy Birthday my wee lassie!! #cakefordays #birthdayparty
Reposting @jaclyn.photography: First brave story - I’ll be posting all of these here > @thestorieswithin_ “I have a mental illness. I have bipolar disorder. I take 5 pills every morning and 4 pills every night just so I can function. ••YES I AM DIFFERENT BUT I AM NOT ALONE •• and I am trying to get through life, just like you. Some days I am manic but it’s not what you see on tv. My mind races and my leg bounces and I can’t sit still. But I’m not a hurricane of destruction. Other days I’m depressed and I don’t want to move from my bed. To shower is a chore and I’m tired from staying awake. But don’t treat me differently. I am getting help. I am still a 26 year old woman trying to live life. Please don’t assume you know what my life is like just from my admitting I have a medical diagnosis. I am real. I am me. I am alive and thank God every minute for it because at one point, I didn’t think I should be. But I am alive because my story & my life has a reason and is important, whether you think so or not.” - C _________________________________ #TheStoriesWithin #Depression #Anxiety #Bipolar #Different #NotAlone #Manic #God #Life #Alive #Assumptions #mentalhealth #mentalillness #jaclynphotography
Isn't this all that motherhood is? Understanding what was missing then and giving it to your children? #motherhood #thestorieswithin
Storm. . . . . . . . . #randomthoughts #randomverse #poetsofinstagram #poemsofig #poetsofinstagram #poet #poem #authorsofig #author #authorsofinstagram #igpoems #igpoem #igwriteup #writeup #writersofinsta #writersofindia #writersofig #live #life
Ever since I was little my mom knew I was different. At age 7 I started showing signs of anxiety. I had huge separation anxiety, I was scared of everything! In high school I was so depressed that I don’t even remember sophomore, junior or senior year. I blocked it out - I think it was my minds way of protecting me. My depression was self-inflicted. I always wanted drama or attention. I don’t know why. I was an only child & I always wanted someone to feel bad for me or to dote over me I got put on medication in my senior year of high school and it help me a little. Fast forward to college and it got worse. I felt lots of pressure, I was away from my parents. I started to self harm. It felt really good but it didn’t fix anything. It was a temporary good feeling. I was so unhappy and frustrated I would have lots of panic attacks. In my early 20s I started drinking a lot. I was masking my depression. I met my husband and that’s when I stopped partying. We went through two years of infertility and I finally got pregnant. I gave birth to a premature baby. Everyone was so proud of how I held my shit together - I had to be there for my baby. I was a mom now, I had to focus on him. Counseling helped a lot. I haven’t been on medication for a long time now. I found new ways to deal with anxiety & depression. I’m on a new spiritual path that I’ve never been on - its change me & my relationships. I now have the tools to recognize things that I never could recognize before. I firmly believe in the law of attraction. I know now that what I’m putting out there Im getting back. I put a lot of good out and it sure is coming back to me.
It's the season of Gifting!!!🎁🎄 It's the most wonderful time of the year! As we enter the holiday spirit we decided to give away exclusive hampers made with love by : @maquillage_by_fiza @auraa.bengaluru @afia.qavi @rafa_aimen @rosewooddecor @totallybakedbyfarath @niha_hasnain @sharfajandesign @_thestorieswithin . . 4 lucky winners get a chance to win hampers designed by the hosts mentioned above . To participate All you have to do is 👇 . ❄Follow all 9 pages (mention). ❄Like this post. ❄Comment your favourite hamper 1,2,3 or 4 & Tag minimum 3 friends in the comments section below. ❄Repost this on your story/page and tag all 9 pages mentioned above. Giveaway Ends on 23rd of December 2019. The winners will be announced on our profiles/stories on Christmas eve (24th dec) Good luck & happy holidays! This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. Giveaway open to only Bangalore Residents. Hamper 1 - night suit by @niha_hasnain Heart brooch by @rafa_aimen Tray by @sharfajandesigns A box of Cookies by @totallybakedbyfarath Hamper 2 - Mirror tray Dried scented potpourri Scented candle Body shop body gel Homemade Cookies By @_thestorieswithin Hamper 3- custom acrylic plaque with Personal name by @rosewood Christmas themed soaps (set of 3) By @afia.qavi Christmas star @rafa_aimen Hamper 4 - Christmas scented jarcandles Christmas themed candles by @auraa.bengaluru Eyeshadow pallete by @maquillage_by_fiza ______________________________________________________ #Giveaway #giveawaytime #giveawayindia #madeinIndia #handmade #handcrafter #craftlife #cosmetics #homemadecandles #handmadesoaps #makeupaddict #makeupartist #indianmakeupartist #indianmakeupsociety #bangaloremakeupartists #bangaloremakeupartist #makeupartistsworldwide #indianmakeupblogger #maquillage_by_fiza_giveaway #niha_hasnain #rafaaiman #rosewooddecore #sharfajandesigns #afiaqavi #auraabengaluru #totallybakedbyfarath #fizafaizkhan #maquillagebyfiza
Like the storm that does not devastate, Like the one that blesses with pretty sunsets.. I touch the horizon when in flight.. I touch your soul when you should be feeling light ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . #sunsets #storm #muse #life #poem #poetry
Like the sun setting slow, smearing colors all around wild.. I want to take my time, and I want you to take yours.. To melt into me, as I melt into yours... . . . . . . . . #sunsets #shillong #meghalaya #northeast