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  • I’ve been pretty sick recently so this one is a simpler drawing. It’s roughly based off of a weird fever dream I had, I really don’t have an explanation...
  • I’ve been pretty sick recently so this one is a simpler drawing. It’s roughly based off of a weird fever dream I had, I really don’t have an explanation...
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  • 🌿 Put up a really filtered selfie the other day but this is me post panic and ibs flare up. Really sad I had my first panic in a month today, my ibs got so bad i had to call my dad for him to come and get me. Ive been doing so well recently but today was just too much. Im determined to not let this turn into a downward spiral and to keep going how im going. Any tips in not letting a panic attack lead to more? 🌿
  • 🌿 Put up a really filtered selfie the other day but this is me post panic and ibs flare up. Really sad I had my first panic in a month today, my ibs got so bad i had to call my dad for him to come and get me. Ive been doing so well recently but today was just too much. Im determined to not let this turn into a downward spiral and to keep going how im going. Any tips in not letting a panic attack lead to more? 🌿
  • 28 12 1 hour ago
  • This is for all my people who struggle with chronic digestive issues! Does anybody in the world NOT have tummy trouble with the sheer amount of stress we all carry on a daily basis? We know for a fact that the brain-belly connection is strong, but the gastrointestinal system doesn’t make it easy to pinpoint a cause.

I have noticed that when I’m particularly anxious my digestive issues are exacerbated. Yes, I know that many other diagnoses could provide an explanation for these symptoms: For example, my hypothyroidism and post cholecystectomy syndrome diagnoses in adulthood. However, I’ve had chronic nausea and spontaneous vomiting my whole life. I’d be naive to consider that my panic disorder and childhood PTSD haven’t contributed to this symptom complex as well. 
Do you struggle with tummy issues? Do you have a chronic health condition, physical or mental disability that contributes to your symptoms? If so, know you’re not alone and I’m praying for you ❤️
  • This is for all my people who struggle with chronic digestive issues! Does anybody in the world NOT have tummy trouble with the sheer amount of stress we all carry on a daily basis? We know for a fact that the brain-belly connection is strong, but the gastrointestinal system doesn’t make it easy to pinpoint a cause.

    I have noticed that when I’m particularly anxious my digestive issues are exacerbated. Yes, I know that many other diagnoses could provide an explanation for these symptoms: For example, my hypothyroidism and post cholecystectomy syndrome diagnoses in adulthood. However, I’ve had chronic nausea and spontaneous vomiting my whole life. I’d be naive to consider that my panic disorder and childhood PTSD haven’t contributed to this symptom complex as well.
    Do you struggle with tummy issues? Do you have a chronic health condition, physical or mental disability that contributes to your symptoms? If so, know you’re not alone and I’m praying for you ❤️
  • 13 6 1 hour ago
  • we all have shame.
we all have secrets.
we all have skeletons.
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there is no one human on this planet is exempt from this. not the richest person you know. or the prettiest. or the most successful. or the person you look up to most. we all have these 3 things. it’s just part of being alive.
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but we then all have this really cool choice. we get to CHOOSE what we want to do with our shame and secrets and skeletons. do we want to continue to carry them alone and feel the weight of them bear down on us more and more OR do we want to release them, share them, expose them. terrifying, maybe. but possible, absolutely.
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“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - @brenebrown
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so own your story. own your worthiness. really get that you’re enough as is. even with alllllll the stuff. even with all the shame and secrets and skeletons. you’re still enough. even if you feel like you’re in this ongoing battle within yourself to really claim that.
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your enoughness is your birthright. and no person. no circumstance. no anything can ever take that away from you.
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the thing about shame is that when you start sharing what you’re ashamed of, the shame starts to break down and compassion and love replace it. and eventually, where shame once stood, now just stands your kickass majorly empowering story.
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I was once ashamed of being gay. now I just am. 💁🏻‍♀️
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I was once ashamed of not being able to get pregnant because of my anxiety. now i’m just the luckiest mama ever to the bestest boy in all the land (who I still got to be biologically related to). 🙏🏻
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i was once ashamed of having anxiety. now I kinda see it as my always-teaching-me-something-new-about-myself sidekick. 🦸🏻‍♀️
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i still carry shame. I still have skeletons. I still have secrets. we all do. but I will continue to expose them and release them and love them up with everything I got.
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I invite you to trust in your super brave heart and do the same.
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because i promise you this much: it feels a lot lighter on the other side. 🤸🏻‍♀️
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#cozyfitfam
  • we all have shame.
    we all have secrets.
    we all have skeletons.
    .
    there is no one human on this planet is exempt from this. not the richest person you know. or the prettiest. or the most successful. or the person you look up to most. we all have these 3 things. it’s just part of being alive.
    .
    but we then all have this really cool choice. we get to CHOOSE what we want to do with our shame and secrets and skeletons. do we want to continue to carry them alone and feel the weight of them bear down on us more and more OR do we want to release them, share them, expose them. terrifying, maybe. but possible, absolutely.
    .
    “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - @brenebrown
    .
    so own your story. own your worthiness. really get that you’re enough as is. even with alllllll the stuff. even with all the shame and secrets and skeletons. you’re still enough. even if you feel like you’re in this ongoing battle within yourself to really claim that.
    .
    your enoughness is your birthright. and no person. no circumstance. no anything can ever take that away from you.
    .
    the thing about shame is that when you start sharing what you’re ashamed of, the shame starts to break down and compassion and love replace it. and eventually, where shame once stood, now just stands your kickass majorly empowering story.
    .
    I was once ashamed of being gay. now I just am. 💁🏻‍♀️
    .
    I was once ashamed of not being able to get pregnant because of my anxiety. now i’m just the luckiest mama ever to the bestest boy in all the land (who I still got to be biologically related to). 🙏🏻
    .
    i was once ashamed of having anxiety. now I kinda see it as my always-teaching-me-something-new-about-myself sidekick. 🦸🏻‍♀️
    .
    i still carry shame. I still have skeletons. I still have secrets. we all do. but I will continue to expose them and release them and love them up with everything I got.
    .
    I invite you to trust in your super brave heart and do the same.
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    because i promise you this much: it feels a lot lighter on the other side. 🤸🏻‍♀️
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    #cozyfitfam
  • 62 6 2 hours ago
  • Friday reminder! Take care of yourself. 😘
  • Friday reminder! Take care of yourself. 😘
  • 11 1 2 hours ago
  • It's important to look up.

When you suffer with low self-esteem, anxiety and a lack of confidence, especially when out in public, it's natural to look down and not to seek things - people, experiences, life - out.

A trip out is something to be got through, then back to the safety of home, peace and quiet.

I've been like that for too long, decades, I've spent a lot of time looking at the end of my shoes and the pavement just in front, it becomes self fulfilling as when you look up it's as if suddenly the whole world is staring at you. I'm trying to change though.

The simple act of looking up a bit more makes a huge difference. Gradually confidence grows, the world around you unfolds rather than suddenly jarring into view and then receding once more. 
Looking up brings things of interest - the picture is a typical building in Manchester, one where I'd usually see the bottom portion, not the top. Looking up can put you on the front foot, chosing what to experience and focus on rather than being forced into reacting. 
Looking up takes practice, it feels forced at first, but it's worth it. It brings a sense of belonging.

#selfesteem #lowconfidence #anxietyhelp #anxietyrelief #anxietyattack #anxietyproblems #anxious #selfesteemboost #selfesteembuilding #selfesteemtips #confidence #agoraphobia #lowselfesteem #mentalhealth #esteem #instaanxiety #positivity
  • It's important to look up.

    When you suffer with low self-esteem, anxiety and a lack of confidence, especially when out in public, it's natural to look down and not to seek things - people, experiences, life - out.

    A trip out is something to be got through, then back to the safety of home, peace and quiet.

    I've been like that for too long, decades, I've spent a lot of time looking at the end of my shoes and the pavement just in front, it becomes self fulfilling as when you look up it's as if suddenly the whole world is staring at you. I'm trying to change though.

    The simple act of looking up a bit more makes a huge difference. Gradually confidence grows, the world around you unfolds rather than suddenly jarring into view and then receding once more.
    Looking up brings things of interest - the picture is a typical building in Manchester, one where I'd usually see the bottom portion, not the top. Looking up can put you on the front foot, chosing what to experience and focus on rather than being forced into reacting.
    Looking up takes practice, it feels forced at first, but it's worth it. It brings a sense of belonging.

    #selfesteem #lowconfidence #anxietyhelp #anxietyrelief #anxietyattack #anxietyproblems #anxious #selfesteemboost #selfesteembuilding #selfesteemtips #confidence #agoraphobia #lowselfesteem #mentalhealth #esteem #instaanxiety #positivity
  • 11 1 4 hours ago
  • So, ich bin auf der Eilliste für die Tagesklinik. Alles ist soweit vorbereitet und meine diesjährige tagesklinische Psychiatrieerfahrung kann starten. Anstrengend war der Vormittag, denn Aufnahmegespräche blicken mit dir zurück in deine Lebensgeschichte.
Immer wieder erstaunlich ist für mich die Reaktion meines Gegenübers. Oft kommt die Frage, wie ich das alles überlebt habe und wieso ich trotzdem mein Leben bis jetzt ganz gut gemeistert habe. Offensichtlich bin ich eine Überlebenskünstlerin. Ob man darauf aber stolz sein kann, weiß ich nicht. Ich finde es eigentlich traurig, dass ich sowas werden musste, anstatt einfach nur leben zu dürfen wie viele andere da draußen. 
Zumindest habe ich schon ein Projekt für meine ersten Woche dort. Akupunktur. Ich hasse Nadeln. Vor allem, wenn sie mit Ärzten und meinem Körper zu tun haben. Und nun soll mir sowas in der Klinik helfen zu entspannen. Das wird lustig. 😂 Und ja, ich freu mich auf dieses Experiment. Der Akupunkteur wahrscheinlich nicht so.... 😂
  • So, ich bin auf der Eilliste für die Tagesklinik. Alles ist soweit vorbereitet und meine diesjährige tagesklinische Psychiatrieerfahrung kann starten. Anstrengend war der Vormittag, denn Aufnahmegespräche blicken mit dir zurück in deine Lebensgeschichte.
    Immer wieder erstaunlich ist für mich die Reaktion meines Gegenübers. Oft kommt die Frage, wie ich das alles überlebt habe und wieso ich trotzdem mein Leben bis jetzt ganz gut gemeistert habe. Offensichtlich bin ich eine Überlebenskünstlerin. Ob man darauf aber stolz sein kann, weiß ich nicht. Ich finde es eigentlich traurig, dass ich sowas werden musste, anstatt einfach nur leben zu dürfen wie viele andere da draußen.
    Zumindest habe ich schon ein Projekt für meine ersten Woche dort. Akupunktur. Ich hasse Nadeln. Vor allem, wenn sie mit Ärzten und meinem Körper zu tun haben. Und nun soll mir sowas in der Klinik helfen zu entspannen. Das wird lustig. 😂 Und ja, ich freu mich auf dieses Experiment. Der Akupunkteur wahrscheinlich nicht so.... 😂
  • 14 2 4 hours ago
  • Wow. My face when I’m checking the sushi menu😂🤦🏻‍♀️ literally drooling and desperately searching for the waiter but who cares🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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Yup there are days when I wouldn’t be saying that and I’d be thinking OMG does my boyfriend think I’m fat because I’m hungry?! Why did he take a picture?! It’s okay though because I’m making progress. He thought it was cute and funny. I think it’s funny and it makes me happy. Feeling so self conscious is exhausting! .
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.Sushi is my fave. I hope you enjoy your favourite meal, today, tomorrow and every day after. It’s okay to feel uncomfortable in certain situations, I do ALL the time but keep trying. You’ll be surprised at how much you can conquer when you’re taking consistent baby steps :) it’s not a race.
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P.s as I type these captions I do think what in the world will people who know me think? 😂 Will I now be even more awkward when I go out for a meals with them? Will I be even more worried about how I look and what I’m wearing? I’ve got no idea to be honest but sharing even the tiniest bit of my real life (not insta life) I’ve found that I’m not alone, so many girls feel the same. It sucks but it’s true. So I’m going to try to continue sharing the ups and downs whilst I follow everyone else’s journey. Thanks for the encouragement so far. .
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#youareenough #bodyimage #bodypositive #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #loveyou #girlssupportinggirls #empoweringwomen #selfconscious #selfconfidence #everybodyisabikinibody #persian #embraceyourbody #facingmyfears #happiness #encouragement #inspiration #agoraphobia #femaleempowerment #iweigh #youarebeautiful #recovery #beyourself #recoveryispossible
  • Wow. My face when I’m checking the sushi menu😂🤦🏻‍♀️ literally drooling and desperately searching for the waiter but who cares🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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    Yup there are days when I wouldn’t be saying that and I’d be thinking OMG does my boyfriend think I’m fat because I’m hungry?! Why did he take a picture?! It’s okay though because I’m making progress. He thought it was cute and funny. I think it’s funny and it makes me happy. Feeling so self conscious is exhausting! .
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    .Sushi is my fave. I hope you enjoy your favourite meal, today, tomorrow and every day after. It’s okay to feel uncomfortable in certain situations, I do ALL the time but keep trying. You’ll be surprised at how much you can conquer when you’re taking consistent baby steps :) it’s not a race.
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    P.s as I type these captions I do think what in the world will people who know me think? 😂 Will I now be even more awkward when I go out for a meals with them? Will I be even more worried about how I look and what I’m wearing? I’ve got no idea to be honest but sharing even the tiniest bit of my real life (not insta life) I’ve found that I’m not alone, so many girls feel the same. It sucks but it’s true. So I’m going to try to continue sharing the ups and downs whilst I follow everyone else’s journey. Thanks for the encouragement so far. .
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    #youareenough #bodyimage #bodypositive #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #loveyou #girlssupportinggirls #empoweringwomen #selfconscious #selfconfidence #everybodyisabikinibody #persian #embraceyourbody #facingmyfears #happiness #encouragement #inspiration #agoraphobia #femaleempowerment #iweigh #youarebeautiful #recovery #beyourself #recoveryispossible
  • 39 6 7 hours ago
  • Final thought for this extended period of time in which I was awake. 
It’s like 4AM here and I can’t help it this this is the time where I’m most conscious. I’m thinking clear, I can reflect on the day, and I feel #creative. Finally. Right before the sleeping meds have completely worn off. In just a few minutes I’ll have to take them all over again. What a “sickjoke 🙃 A normal sleep pattern was the first thing to go when I got sick with #schizophrenia. (Through educating myself about my illness, I have learned that #hallucinating is just one possible factor in a multitude of symptoms that encompasses schizophrenia.) I can almost even remember the day. I went to bed, with intentions of sleeping, but I never fell asleep. Thankfully a lot of what was to follow, so long ago, is a blur now. It’s at this particular time of day / night (depending on how you look at 4 AM) where I feel the most lonely too. With the reduction in my meds, especially when talking about the taper and removal of my #antipsychotics, I find my self wild with desire to seek out connections with the outside world. I’m tired locking myself up and shutting myself out of the world in fear of... what? Someone calling me a PSYCHO? If you don’t love me then fine... but just know #iloveyou #iamseekingyou and #idontbite #bemyfriend #socialanxiety #agoraphobia (PS. This is one of 3 neon signs we have in our home. I’ve always been a little obsessed with this one in particular.)
  • Final thought for this extended period of time in which I was awake.
    It’s like 4AM here and I can’t help it this this is the time where I’m most conscious. I’m thinking clear, I can reflect on the day, and I feel #creative . Finally. Right before the sleeping meds have completely worn off. In just a few minutes I’ll have to take them all over again. What a “sickjoke 🙃 A normal sleep pattern was the first thing to go when I got sick with #schizophrenia . (Through educating myself about my illness, I have learned that #hallucinating is just one possible factor in a multitude of symptoms that encompasses schizophrenia.) I can almost even remember the day. I went to bed, with intentions of sleeping, but I never fell asleep. Thankfully a lot of what was to follow, so long ago, is a blur now. It’s at this particular time of day / night (depending on how you look at 4 AM) where I feel the most lonely too. With the reduction in my meds, especially when talking about the taper and removal of my #antipsychotics , I find my self wild with desire to seek out connections with the outside world. I’m tired locking myself up and shutting myself out of the world in fear of... what? Someone calling me a PSYCHO? If you don’t love me then fine... but just know #iloveyou #iamseekingyou and #idontbite #bemyfriend #socialanxiety #agoraphobia (PS. This is one of 3 neon signs we have in our home. I’ve always been a little obsessed with this one in particular.)
  • 7 3 8 hours ago
  • BEFORE ANYTHING SHOULD COME UNDERSTANDING | LISTENING | VALIDATION ❤
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✒@anxiety_wellbeing 🎨@active_minds
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WHATEVER
You are going through, however you feel it in your body, symptoms, in your mind, overwhelming thoughts, scary thoughts, can't see a way out thoughts. The first thing in healing, aiding, helping is to say.
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I BELIEVE YOU.
Say it to yourself, then tell a doctor,  if you feel it, if you think it, there is something! Anxiety will have you thinking its death, it's not that it's anxiety but your feelings count.

TODAY 
I have posted tips for Agoraphobia in stories.
That's it's label, but it's:
A fear of going out, being in public, of what will happen, of how you will cope, of just petrifiying thoughts & feelings.
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I KNOW
All about it, but no-one around me knew, no-one I knew had had this, understood, maybe didn't believe, that didn't matter I knew. It was my reality. The symptoms were crazy, I was afraid of the air, afraid of everything, I was also hiding from telling anyone; this blocked myself from any help.
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🌱I eventually had had enough of being scared 24/7, i decided to see a doctor.
He knew what it was
He acknowledged the symptoms 
He sent me for help
I saw a cb therapist
I learnt a holistic approach 
I brought all anxiety down 
I decided to help those like me.
I discovered I am a natural helper
I learned cbtools
I became a coach
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🌱If you are in any mental distress, go see a doctor first***, get help, get advise, it will be the first step of exiting the anxiety circle. Get that understanding that you need from there. Talk, let it out. You're allowed, join this community, we talk, keep it positive, offer help, stand by each other.
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REDUCE THE FEAR
🌱
Scared of the symptoms?
Learn what they are!
Scared you have something else?
See the doctor he will tell you the truth.
Waiting to See a cb therapist
Get help in between from an anxiety  coach who has been there, panic, gad, ptsd, agoraphobia.
Seen a cb therapist & still anxious uncertain?
Try a coach ❤
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Take care all.
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Anxiety.wellbeing.coach link in the bio.
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#anxiety #anxietycoach #agoraphobia #postive #mindset #causes #symptoms #stressless #happy #thoughts #wellbeing #wellness #holistic
  • BEFORE ANYTHING SHOULD COME UNDERSTANDING | LISTENING | VALIDATION ❤
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    @anxiety_wellbeing 🎨@active_minds
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    WHATEVER
    You are going through, however you feel it in your body, symptoms, in your mind, overwhelming thoughts, scary thoughts, can't see a way out thoughts. The first thing in healing, aiding, helping is to say.
    .
    I BELIEVE YOU.
    Say it to yourself, then tell a doctor, if you feel it, if you think it, there is something! Anxiety will have you thinking its death, it's not that it's anxiety but your feelings count.

    TODAY
    I have posted tips for Agoraphobia in stories.
    That's it's label, but it's:
    A fear of going out, being in public, of what will happen, of how you will cope, of just petrifiying thoughts & feelings.
    .
    I KNOW
    All about it, but no-one around me knew, no-one I knew had had this, understood, maybe didn't believe, that didn't matter I knew. It was my reality. The symptoms were crazy, I was afraid of the air, afraid of everything, I was also hiding from telling anyone; this blocked myself from any help.
    .
    🌱I eventually had had enough of being scared 24/7, i decided to see a doctor.
    He knew what it was
    He acknowledged the symptoms
    He sent me for help
    I saw a cb therapist
    I learnt a holistic approach
    I brought all anxiety down
    I decided to help those like me.
    I discovered I am a natural helper
    I learned cbtools
    I became a coach
    .
    🌱If you are in any mental distress, go see a doctor first***, get help, get advise, it will be the first step of exiting the anxiety circle. Get that understanding that you need from there. Talk, let it out. You're allowed, join this community, we talk, keep it positive, offer help, stand by each other.
    .
    REDUCE THE FEAR
    🌱
    Scared of the symptoms?
    Learn what they are!
    Scared you have something else?
    See the doctor he will tell you the truth.
    Waiting to See a cb therapist
    Get help in between from an anxiety coach who has been there, panic, gad, ptsd, agoraphobia.
    Seen a cb therapist & still anxious uncertain?
    Try a coach ❤
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    Take care all.
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    Anxiety.wellbeing.coach link in the bio.
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    #anxiety #anxietycoach #agoraphobia #postive #mindset #causes #symptoms #stressless #happy #thoughts #wellbeing #wellness #holistic
  • 2,270 33 9 hours ago