Every Mommy has a story. This is my opportunity to recognize these Moms and their experiences. In this post, we learn about Melissa, who did not know she was suffering from Postpartum Depression. I don’t think I can say that I was prepared for my labor. I wish I knew that there were so many … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Silently Suffering with PPD
The primary reason I started blogging was because I wanted to help others. I wanted to let others know about Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I needed them to know that they weren't alone, and recovery was possible. This blog gave me a new purpose. It provided a way to give back that was meaningful and … Continue reading Trigger Points
A story had gone viral a few weeks ago about a young woman who told her colleagues via email that she was out so she could focus on her mental health. She promised to return the following week fully refreshed. The CEO responded, and he was very supportive of her decision to take care of … Continue reading Mental Health Day
It's obvious through my previous posts here and on social media that I'm going through a rough patch. The posts speak of stress, anguish and defeat. The fact is, I've been struggling for the past month or so. I suppose I can categorize my life in three ways: Mom life. Work life. Self Care. My … Continue reading The Classic Dilemma
Every Mommy has a story. This is my opportunity to recognize these Moms and their experiences. In this post, I wanted to feature another mom suffering from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Both can look and feel differently for each mom. How we think and react can vary. Therefore, there is value in showing the experience … Continue reading A Mommy Story: Surviving PPD / PPA
It's been a while since I reported on my PPD / PPA experience. It may seem that I'm completely recovered. That's almost accurate. I have indeed gained a lot of confidence as a mother, and a lot of things no longer bother me like they used to. I've definitely come a long way. Yesterday, I … Continue reading Postpartum Win!
This week's challenge involved focusing on kindness role models. In the most difficult moments of our lives, the kindness from others is of utmost importance. While there are so many kind people in my life, I really wanted to focus on one person. I met "Elle" while we were both in the thick of Postpartum … Continue reading Kindness Challenge Week 4: Kindness Role Models
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
Hooray for our first community giving opportunity! The first opportunity is the Climb Out of the Darkness Event: BENEFITING: POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL EVENT: Climb out of the Darkness EVENT DATE: Jun 24, 2017 THE STORY: Climb Out of the Darkness® is the world’s largest event raising awareness of maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety … Continue reading Giving Opportunity – Climb Out of the Darkness
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?