A gentle reminder that not every day is going to be a day that you want to put yourself out there. Balance is a combination of ups and downs... that’s where knowledge comes from. 💕💕
This is not easy to admit, but I think it’s important for me to say.
On a recent flight, my partner and I were in our seats waiting for others to board. The seats all around us were weirdly vacant, yet the entire plane was full.
Seconds before the doors were about to close, a family, with the females wearing hijabs, boarded and sat around us.
In an instant, I was transported back in time, on my flight to Newark, on September 10, 2001, a day before the 9-11 attacks. I will never be able to explain the feeling of being in NJ and NY visiting my family during that horrible time. For years after I was petrified of flying.
And in that same instant, I was the very person I told myself I never would be. In an instant, I was a hater. I was a hater of people I never met and didn’t know. I was disgusted with myself.
Fact is, we can love as quickly as we can hate, it’s simply an active choice (not a passive one) we need to make, to not discriminate out of fear.
I chose to look over at the young girl travelling with the family - our eyes met, and we smiled at each other. In an instant, I knew I could make a difference, albeit a small one. Imagine if we all made a small difference by smiling at a stranger. .
It’s just a choice… and the choice, is yours.
Written only with love and kindness, Dr Kat x
Photo c/o @postsecret
What a fantastic walk ‘n’ talk this morning with Avril, Rachel, Sarah, Mary, Felicia, Nadine, Max, Jett & Eszie! Hope to see everyone again next month! 💕
FREE Walk 'n' Talk - TOMORROW morning @9am
Come along for a no-judgement walk where you can 'fart' out anything on your mind. No hard core exercise, just light walking and some good chats!
👉TIME: 9:00am - 10:30am
👉WHERE: Meet at ends of Mends St Jetty
👉DATE: Sunday August 19th
👉COST: NOTHING! It's FREE!
👉BRING: Nothing (just be ready for a hug!)
Hope to see you there! Dr Kat x
*Please note if you suffer from extreme negative body image and/or an eating disorder, it is HIGHLY recommended you seek professional help. The Butterfly Foundation is an excellent place to start.
***FRIDAY DEBATE***Immigration into Australia has and will continue to be a hot topic. As a personal example, it took me 2 years and cost $11,000 to get residency.
Do you think immigration laws are too strict? or just right? Do you think the laws are how they are or the good of the country? or just to make a bunch of $$$?
NB: The point of Friday debates are to expand thinking so we can understand both sides of the coin. Therefore, as always, please be respectful of each other's comments. Dr Kat x
Ummm, Perth you can start warming up now please and thank you...