To those in need x

Depression isn’t something I know much about, however I do know people that suffer and I have spoken to many sufferers over the length of time I’ve been writing my blog.

Like I’ve said before, unless you’ve read my blog posts you won’t really know what I have been through, only my parents and a couple of others really know, but the first comment people will always make to me after reading my story is ‘How are you so positive?’ People often assume I’d have suffered with depression at some point over the three years of bad health, but, I haven’t. Honest.

I’m here to tell you, that it will get better, I promise. The plan for your life far exceeds the circumstances of today. Sometimes when you’ve suffered with something for so long it kinda feels like part of you, part of your life. That doesn’t mean it’s there to stay and haunt you forever. I’ve bought people out of depression and anxiety just by teaching them different techniques. I have left my details below, if you wish to contact me.

Surround yourself with people you want to be like, who you spend time with is what you become. Cut off the negative social media ties, constantly reading negative comments and tweets, etc will never help you see the better days.

Focus on yourself, not what other people are doing, this is your life and you live it how you choose. You aren’t a let down because you can’t do what someone else can. You’re size, is your size, no one looks like girls in magazines, even the girls in magazines don’t look like that. Your abilities will be other people’s inabilities and vice versa.

Something I find helpful is gratitude. It’s so important, if life’s treating you badly, it’s something that’s hard to understand, but try and be grateful for the little things, your duvet at night, clean water, your eyes, your legs. I understand that when you see no good in the world, just pain and sadness and you possibly don’t even want to be here, that gratitude would be a pointless task, but understand this. You do need to be here, because you are loved, everyone is loved by someone, everyone is important to someone, everyone has a story to tell and everyone has a reason to be on the earth.

‘Love & kindness can move mountains. Learn to give without any reason. Today, be someone who helps someone else look forward to tomorrow’.

I’m always around for you to talk to, you can get hold of me via:
Email: lovekensa@hotmail.co.uk
Instagram:Lovekensa
Twitter:Lovekensa

Love, Kensa x

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What I’ve been up to…

Ok so I think an update is due as it’s been quite a while now! Over Christmas, (well from mid November to New Years Eve), I was very unwell, it wasn’t nice, I lost all the weight I had worked so hard to gain and I nearly ended up in hospital. Although Christmas Day itself was absolutely wonderful, I knew I had a lot of work to do in the upcoming week to get myself back in good health!

I decided as well as curing myself I wanted to help cure other people. So from the beginning of January until March I vowed to do as much research as I could to try and find a cure, or at least some ways that help ease the daily struggle of Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E). I named my mission ‘YOU & M.E’. In the beginning, I had no idea where to begin, I would start on one topic and end up somewhere completely different because the subject is just so vast. I finally narrowed everything down and I’m well on my way to gathering information and I’ve learnt so, so much.

I have felt absolutely great since early January, I haven’t felt so healthy in a long time. It’s takes hard work, patience and positivity but it has worked and I believe with more research the outcome could be really great. I have also gained back all the weight that I lost. I have been working with my psychologist to try out different different techniques. He was the one who introduced me to Juicing which I’ll come to later in the post. He’s taught me about pacing, anxiety, relapse prevention and more. I’ve been a total sponge and absorbed everything so I could do further research and then share it with other sufferers.

I have been practising mindfulness which I have found really helpful. ‘Why waste a gorgeous sunny day worrying about if it will rain tomorrow?’ It’s true, the past has been and cannot be changed, the future hasn’t happened yet, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. The only moment we have is now. I have included the link to a great mindfulness app below.

Juicing. I’ve really taken to it! So far I’ve only juiced fruit as I’ve not yet researched vegetables. A few things I know is that Leafy Greens are a great source of Calcium and Magnesium, they’re also great energy boosters. Carrots juice well and an Apple or two will take the taste of Kale away from your juice. Below is a juice cleanse I did over the weekend.

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•Cranberry
•Apple and Raspberry
•Orange
•Honeydew
•Apple and Mango
•Apple and Pear
•Honeydew, Blueberries, Apple and Lime.
You can buy the bottles I’ve used here.
I felt really energised after my Juice Cleanse. It’s something I do regularly so I can get my vitamins and minerals easily. I use the VonShef which is one of the best out there, my Dad chose it after researching into them he found that juicers like the NutriBullet heat up the fruit as it juices which takes the vitamins and minerals away.

For now, my research continues, I have a fair way to go but it’s worth it. If anyone needs any help on anything from anxiety to managing stress to pacing to juicing then please send me an email. I am more than willing to help in anyway I can.

Mindfulness App.
Email – lovekensa@hotmail.co.uk
Instagram – Lovekensa
Twitter – Lovekensa

Love, Kensa x

Benefit B-right range.

*Hands up* I’m sorry, I know I said I was blogging about this weeks months back, I have no excuses, I simply just didn’t get round to it!

Anyway, anyone that knows me will know how much I love Benefit, I adore every single product that I own from them. Two of my favourites being ‘They’re Real!’ & ‘Watt’s Up!’. I always change between skin care products and never really found one worth sticking with until I decided to give the Benefit ‘B RIGHT’ Range a go!

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It is fantastic. ‘Refined Finish’ & ‘Foamingly Clean’ leave your face well cleansed and clean. ‘Triple Performing Facial Emulsion gives your face a lovely glow and hydrates your skin. ‘Moisture Prep’ gives your face a good base before applying ‘Total Moisture’ & ‘It’s Potent’. I can’t fault this range. It’s done my skin wonders and you can buy it here.

Make up remover. Three words that bring a few adjectives to mind…sore, soaked & substandard. Every remover causes my eyes to sting, I always have to soak a cotton pad as Benefit make up doesn’t shift, which is a good thing of course and it never seems to leave my face feeling cleansed and clean. However, after trying the Six Piece Range, I decided to give ‘Remove It’ a try, needless to say I won’t be using anything else, ever again. It doesn’t burn your eyes, you don’t need much at all and…IT WORKS!

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Thanks for reading!
Love, Kensa x