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6 Natalia W
7d ·
Am considering taking a break from MP, in terms of posting at least. But am so grateful, and feel touched by the kindness I've seen and received. This is such a lovely place and I'm glad it exists. :)
Natalia W
7d ·

It's also been a good reminder to me, that it's okay to feel sad, anxious, lonely, unconfident. Sometimes bad things happen that are not our fault, and it can really hurt to experience the aftermath of these things, but even if we can't change the

Natalia W
7d ·

past, there are little things we can do now to look after ourselves better and be in a better position to change things tomorrow. I'm just repeating cliches here probably, but this site has reminded me of the need to just not be so harsh on myself..

Natalia W
7d ·

and maybe to not be afraid of being brave sometimes. :) *hugs* to anyone who reads this, anyhow.

Ali H
7d ·

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Ali H
7d ·

Big hugs and take care x

Cindy M
7d ·

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Cindy M
7d ·

Look after yourself Natalia <3

Shaun K
7d ·

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Love 1
7d ·

A lot of beauty and wisdom in your post. It's a celebration of kindness and connection, acceptance and present moment awareness. There's gratitude and self-compassion. These are all beautiful qualities we can continue cultivating on or off MP. Be well

Ghost RiDeR x
7d ·

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Jan K
4d ·

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Natalia W
4d ·

Thank you for the hugs Pandas, and thanks for commenting, Ali, Cindy, Love. Your words means a lot, thank you. You take care, too, all of you. Xx :)

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9 Natalia W
15 Jun 2017 ·
Had a really good day... spending time with lovely people + facing certain anxieties. 'Anxiety' makes me feel a little vulnerable but it's okay. Doing what I can will probably make me stronger.
Jeff M
15 Jun 2017 ·

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Cindy M
15 Jun 2017 ·

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Lou G
15 Jun 2017 ·

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Ghost RiDeR x
16 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
16 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks Jeff, Cindy, Lou and Garry :)

Binky B
16 Jun 2017 ·

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Love 1
7d ·

it is okay to be vulnerable, to feel anxious when uncertainties arise.

Natalia W
7d ·

Thanks Binky and Love. x

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6 Natalia W
14 Jun 2017 ·
I'm so sleepy, a bit bored and a bit lonely. Today wasn't too bad though.
Ly R
14 Jun 2017 ·

*Hugs*

Ly R
14 Jun 2017 ·

sleepy and a bit lonely here, too! That's why I'll go to bed, to escape the loneliness. Being tired makes everything worse.

Natalia W
15 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks, L. *Hugs for you too* I agree, being tired sucks. Sleep is good :)

Natalia W
15 Jun 2017 ·

Getting a good rest does help, definitely

Binky B
16 Jun 2017 ·

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5 Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·
Reflective. Want to confess a secret: I isolate myself a lot because I hate the thought of being looked at or seen. Being perceived, defined, judged perhaps. Worried to tell anyone 'case it sounds mad
Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

Yet feel like it is driving me mad sometimes. I spend a lot of time getting dressed almost every day because I often feel my clothes make me look bad. Then I end up feeling so drained sometimes

Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

because I can't wear anything without feeling like I'm just not quite right, or good enough. Then I end up feeling mega selfish for thinking about myself so much. Plus I end up neglecting my physical

Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

and social needs, which is silly of me. I'm working on my shopping habits at the moment, trying to get some new clothes, but it's hard to get the balance right between what clothes I like

Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

and what actually looks and feels good altogether. Whenever I try and tell people about it, they seem to think it's pretty trivial, but it upsets me more than anyone seems to realise.

Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

I simply don't have many clothes I can comfortably wear, because I have isolated myself for years, whether because of bullying incidents or introversion or just finding it hard to be social.

Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

It's not a good mix. Not sure what else I can do, other than keep working on improving my wardrobe. Want to find ways to improve my confidence but it's hard to exercise a muscle when it is so fatigued.

Noel L
13 Jun 2017 ·

Hi Natalie. Sound really difficult not being comfortable in your own skin and worrying about being judged. Not

Noel L
13 Jun 2017 ·

Not sure if changing the wardrobe helps or perhaps working on the confidence to be happy in your appearance is the key to your happiness?

Anna .
13 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks for commenting, Noel. Not sure yet, I'll try to work on both. Just not sure how to work on confidence yet. I want to start volunteering soon to get out more. It's been hard for me at uni. I just wish there were some little things I could do.

Valerie V
13 Jun 2017 ·

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Noel L
13 Jun 2017 ·

You're welcome Natalie. I think working of confidence is hard. I find I am vain about my appearance but not always confident in the company of others. I am more confident when I am liking myself (reflected in my Panda score)

Noel L
13 Jun 2017 ·

Sorry auto correct changed your name Natalia

Conni D
13 Jun 2017 ·

Feeling comfortable in your clothes and looking nice can really help give you a boost. It's not something to rely on long term, but a great way to start.

Jeff M
13 Jun 2017 ·

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Cindy M
13 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks everyone for the hugs and comments. Xx

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6 Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·
Evening: caught up with some friends and then watched some tv. Wish I wasn't so socially awkward.
Ly R
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Ali H
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Cindy M
12 Jun 2017 ·

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5 Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·
Afternoon: felt ill (sore throat, probably from not eating well), low confidence, skipped lunch again cause I was meant to get shopping but didn't know what to wear out. Need to do laundry.
Ari A
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks Ari ♥

Ly R
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Cindy M
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Jeff M
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Ghost RiDeR x
13 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks for the hugs x

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5 Natalia W
11 Jun 2017 ·
Sunday night: ate dinner late but glad I ate at all. Pretty much had to, was really dizzy. Changed to comfier clothes first. Then watched some OITNB :) and did some little tasks I'd been putting off.
Jeff M
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks for the hug, Jeff. x

Cindy M
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Cindy M
12 Jun 2017 ·

Look after yourself dear Natalia - know it's not always easy x

Natalia W
13 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks for the hug, Cindy. I'll try :)

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6 Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·
Feel guilty for letting silly fears get in the way of not being a better friend. But I'm trying. Got to move on and get on with things; hopefully I'll feel better about myself today.
Ly R
12 Jun 2017 ·

*Hugs*

Margot L
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks for the hugs ♥

Cindy M
12 Jun 2017 ·

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5 Natalia W
11 Jun 2017 ·
Feel really drained, not sure if it's because of: skipping lunch, eating sugary snacks, stressing out at the thought of going out, stressing over my appearance, overthinking in general.. I'm hungry :(
Margot L
11 Jun 2017 ·

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Cindy M
11 Jun 2017 ·

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Binky B
12 Jun 2017 ·

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Natalia W
12 Jun 2017 ·

Thanks for the hugs. Xx

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7 Natalia W
10 Jun 2017 ·
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Cindy M
10 Jun 2017 ·

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Ali H
10 Jun 2017 ·

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