Images by @dr.mgshippi, Dr. Maria Georgiou Shippi

Plants communicate with each other. If they could communicate in a method we could understand I wonder what this one would say, growing on the side of a cliff. 
Maybe it would be something along the lines of: If this is my current situation, I will make it work to the best of my abilities. 
#whatplantstalkabout #plants #cliffs #learn #nature #nofilter #green #out #openmic #speakup #whatcanyouhear #outandabout #openyoureyes #looking #vs #takeitin #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp

Plants communicate with each other. If they could communicate in a method we could understand I wonder what this one would say, growing on the side of a cliff. Maybe it would be something along the lines of: If this is my current situation, I will make it work to the best of my abilities. #whatplantstalkabout  #plants  #cliffs  #learn  #nature  #nofilter  #green  #out  #openmic  #speakup  #whatcanyouhear  #outandabout  #openyoureyes  #looking  #vs  #takeitin  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp 

Consider who or what are you carrying with you and what's the direction you are moving towards? 
Is it worth your time and effort? In some cases the answer is yes. At other times is no. Consider your options and plan accordingly. 
#lifechoices #upupandaway #lifeiswork #lifeisfun #goodmorning #good #baggage #unnecessary #baggage #chose #evaluate #keepitmoving #nature  #careandcarry #psychologist #heretohelp #drmgshippi #nofilter #edinburgh #portobelloroad #water #seaside #funwithfriends

Consider who or what are you carrying with you and what's the direction you are moving towards? Is it worth your time and effort? In some cases the answer is yes. At other times is no. Consider your options and plan accordingly. #lifechoices  #upupandaway  #lifeiswork  #lifeisfun  #goodmorning  #good  #baggage  #unnecessary  #baggage  #chose  #evaluate  #keepitmoving  #nature  #careandcarry  #psychologist  #heretohelp  #drmgshippi  #nofilter  #edinburgh  #portobelloroad  #water  #seaside  #funwithfriends 

Whether the source of the transition is an external change or your own inner development, the transition always starts with an ending.

To become something else, you have to stop being what you are now; to start doing things in a new way, you have to end the way you are doing them now; and to develop a new attitude or outlook, you have to let go of the old one you have now. Even though it sounds backwards, endings always come first. 
Bridges, W. (2004).Transitions, p.80.  #go #goout #seeplaces #nature #thisiscyprus #beamazed #lettinggo #transitions #change  #drmgshippi  #psychologist #heretohelp

Whether the source of the transition is an external change or your own inner development, the transition always starts with an ending. To become something else, you have to stop being what you are now; to start doing things in a new way, you have to end the way you are doing them now; and to develop a new attitude or outlook, you have to let go of the old one you have now. Even though it sounds backwards, endings always come first. Bridges, W. (2004).Transitions, p.80. #go  #goout  #seeplaces  #nature  #thisiscyprus  #beamazed  #lettinggo  #transitions  #change  #drmgshippi  #psychologist  #heretohelp 

There's always something that fosters learning in our environment. In a world of ongoing movement, action and renewal of purpose, there's value in trusting and letting go. 
In a house of noise there's souls that close their eyes trustingly to drift into the world of dreams. 
Let go and recuperate. 
#thisislife #dogsknowstuff #dogsofinstagram #sleepy #relax #takeiteasy #dozeoff #staystill #letgo #trusting #stopmotion #startagain #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp

There's always something that fosters learning in our environment. In a world of ongoing movement, action and renewal of purpose, there's value in trusting and letting go. In a house of noise there's souls that close their eyes trustingly to drift into the world of dreams. Let go and recuperate. #thisislife  #dogsknowstuff  #dogsofinstagram  #sleepy  #relax  #takeiteasy  #dozeoff  #staystill  #letgo  #trusting  #stopmotion  #startagain  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp 

Not all people have company during the festive season. Not all people are in the mood to celebrate. Help tear down assumptions, "should"s and "must"s. 
Reach out curiously and sensitively. They might be doing well or not really. Take care of your "black sheeps" and "black cats" this year and every year. Give them the best gift of acceptance. 
To all the black cats out there...you got this!! #blackcatsofinstagram
#blackcat #increaseawareness
#acceptance #gifts #lookatthoseeyes #should #shouldnt #must #mustnt #teardown #feelings #are #whattheyare #festivities #ornot #nopressure #dowhatyouwant #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp

Not all people have company during the festive season. Not all people are in the mood to celebrate. Help tear down assumptions, "should"s and "must"s. Reach out curiously and sensitively. They might be doing well or not really. Take care of your "black sheeps" and "black cats" this year and every year. Give them the best gift of acceptance. To all the black cats out there...you got this!! #blackcatsofinstagram  #blackcat  #increaseawareness  #acceptance  #gifts  #lookatthoseeyes  #should  #shouldnt  #must  #mustnt  #teardown  #feelings  #are  #whattheyare  #festivities  #ornot  #nopressure  #dowhatyouwant  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp 

I find that over the weekend we tend to fluctuate between self care activities and chores. In sharing wisdom, I wanted to highlight that self care isn't always fancy and interesting. Its about nurturing our selves holistically and attending to our needs...whatever they are, whenever they demand our attention. 
#realism #application #realworld #action #selfcompassion #selfcare #boring #vs #nurturing #nonjudgmental #observing #tunein #listen #act #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp

I find that over the weekend we tend to fluctuate between self care activities and chores. In sharing wisdom, I wanted to highlight that self care isn't always fancy and interesting. Its about nurturing our selves holistically and attending to our needs...whatever they are, whenever they demand our attention. #realism  #application  #realworld  #action  #selfcompassion  #selfcare  #boring  #vs  #nurturing  #nonjudgmental  #observing  #tunein  #listen  #act  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp 

When looking at the pieces that make you whole, you could spot little treasures along with debris. Explore, reflect and decide what you want to hold on to, change and discard. 
#treasureseeker #changeispossible #look #closely #wondersoftheworld #openyoureyes #learning #naturemetaphor #wondersofthesoul #holdon #seashells #ontheseashore #seashellsbytheseashore #life
#tricks #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp

When looking at the pieces that make you whole, you could spot little treasures along with debris. Explore, reflect and decide what you want to hold on to, change and discard. #treasureseeker  #changeispossible  #look  #closely  #wondersoftheworld  #openyoureyes  #learning  #naturemetaphor  #wondersofthesoul  #holdon  #seashells  #ontheseashore  #seashellsbytheseashore  #life  #tricks  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp 

Ever felt like you needed to break down walls; to remove obstacles? 
If you feel like your efforts might be ineffective I would like to remind you that change occurs with perseverance. Water manages to corrode rocks and shape them. So can you. 
#breakdownwalls
#obstacles
#breakthrough #keepatit #watercolor #water #sea #corrosion #strength #perseverance #inspirational #naturephotography #bluespace #psychologist #heretohelp #drmgshippi 
#cyprus #nofilter

Ever felt like you needed to break down walls; to remove obstacles? If you feel like your efforts might be ineffective I would like to remind you that change occurs with perseverance. Water manages to corrode rocks and shape them. So can you. #breakdownwalls  #obstacles  #breakthrough  #keepatit  #watercolor  #water  #sea  #corrosion  #strength  #perseverance  #inspirational  #naturephotography  #bluespace  #psychologist  #heretohelp  #drmgshippi  #cyprus  #nofilter 

There's value in learning to celebrate both inspiration and achievement. This applies no matter how big or small our victories are. For each of us self caring behaviours might differ. However, we need to find a way to translate self compassion into action. 
#drinkresponsibly #reward #inspiration #achievements #timeout #selfcare #selfcompassion #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp #funwithfriends #edinburgh #lifecanbegood

There's value in learning to celebrate both inspiration and achievement. This applies no matter how big or small our victories are. For each of us self caring behaviours might differ. However, we need to find a way to translate self compassion into action. #drinkresponsibly  #reward  #inspiration  #achievements  #timeout  #selfcare  #selfcompassion  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp  #funwithfriends  #edinburgh  #lifecanbegood 

Sometimes personal development feels like shading our skin. Its painful and messy. Its similar to scraping posters to replace them with new ones. All we need is time, effort, a professional with the experience to help, a bin and an antique shop to recycle or upholster old parts of ourselves into something more useful. 
#inspirationiseverywhere #glasgow #peoplemakeglasgow #lifemetaphor #recycle #upholstery #growth #replaceable #habits #scraping #perserverance #lookandsee #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp

Sometimes personal development feels like shading our skin. Its painful and messy. Its similar to scraping posters to replace them with new ones. All we need is time, effort, a professional with the experience to help, a bin and an antique shop to recycle or upholster old parts of ourselves into something more useful. #inspirationiseverywhere  #glasgow  #peoplemakeglasgow  #lifemetaphor  #recycle  #upholstery  #growth  #replaceable  #habits  #scraping  #perserverance  #lookandsee  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp 

Merely desiring to alter your personality is not enough, and may backfire unless you take concrete action to change. This is how psychological interventions can come in handy. 
#decisions #loadedgun
#butterflies#useartnotweapons #changeispossible #achieve #goals#interventions #psychologist #drmgshippi #heretohelp  https://main-researchdigest-bps.content.pugpig.com/2018/11/01/merely-desiring-to-alter-your-personality-is-not-enough-and-may-backfire-unless-you-take-concrete-action-to-change/pugpig_index.html

Merely desiring to alter your personality is not enough, and may backfire unless you take concrete action to change. This is how psychological interventions can come in handy. #decisions  #loadedgun  #butterflies #useartnotweapons  #changeispossible  #achieve  #goals #interventions  #psychologist  #drmgshippi  #heretohelp  https://main-researchdigest-bps.content.pugpig.com/2018/11/01/merely-desiring-to-alter-your-personality-is-not-enough-and-may-backfire-unless-you-take-concrete-action-to-change/pugpig_index.html