The theme for Week 1 is self-love. I admit, I never had much of it for myself. I've only recently discovered the impact that various experiences have had on me; things that cultivated a series of self-doubt, low self-esteem and a pessimistic outlook. Instead of saying "I Can!" or even "I'll try", I had already … Continue reading Kindness Challenge: Week 1
Another post for Maternal Mental Health Week! Today is #SayitSaturday! I thought it was fitting to also use the Daily Prompt, "Better", and tie it all in. Anytime you find yourself in a tough spot, you always wonder, "When will it get better? When will this all be over?" This is so true when you're … Continue reading Postpartum: When Does it Get Better?
It's funny, but the moment you announce that you're pregnant, tons of advice (wanted and unwanted) come pouring in. All in good intention, but it can be overwhelming for a new mom-to-be. Despite this, it was not a surprise that I came to discover a few things on my own once I became a mother. … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned as a New Mom
One of the most anxiety inducing things for me is doing something new on my own. I don't have a lot of confidence in my own ability to conquer on my own. I also am fearful of being lost or not knowing what to do when I have to go to a new place that … Continue reading Facing the Crowd – Solo!
After my father had passed, I was stuck. The past years were a whirlwind of school, work, family, hospitals and more work. I wasn't focused on myself too much, and just really did what I could to keep chugging along. It also meant that I made unhealthy choices when it came to my own well-being. … Continue reading Sudden Changes
via Daily Prompt: Cranky I used to readily admit that I was a negative person - easily irritated, and never believed that things would just work out. I suppose it had a lot to do with my past and the experiences I've been through. I was perpetually cranky. When people questioned the irritable look on … Continue reading RBF or Cranky?
via Daily Prompt: Heal After my first postpartum panic attack, I knew I needed help. In fact, I was desperate for it. I recognized that this was something that I couldn't battle on my own, and that if I was ever going to get better, it would be through the help of others. Sometimes, we … Continue reading Postpartum Depression / Anxiety: Finding the Right Therapist
I came across an article a few weeks ago which struck a chord with me. It references the importance of leaving work on time. It’s not that I think that the author is wrong about this. The part that really got to me was the categorization that those stay late in the office are … Continue reading Does my job make me a loser?
How an intense form of exercise impacted my self worth