Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

I know…

I know what it's like, when you're working so hard on overcoming your mental illness, and something happens that has you feeling like you're right back where you started, for seemingly no reason at all. I know how it feels to be going, happily, through your day, unaware that you're about to snap over something… Continue reading I know…

Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Uncategorized

You Said You Wanted to Be a Mom

"You said you wanted to be a mom." * * * When I became a mom, I was prepared for the late nights, the constant feedings, the exhaustion. What I wasn't prepared for was the feelings of inadequacy, the violent mood swings, the psychosis, and "knowing" in my heart that I was failing. I struggled… Continue reading You Said You Wanted to Be a Mom

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Family/Life, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Uncategorized, Yoga & Meditation

Gratitude

I made time, this morning, for a short meditation session on Gratitude. The guided meditation took me through three layers of gratitude -- a person, a situation, and then all of the things I feel grateful for. I am so grateful for my husband, Kyle. He keeps me grounded and is the perfect yang to… Continue reading Gratitude

Leigha Graf: Red Deer Photographer
Family/Life, Marriage, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth

What You Don’t See

A friend once told me that he wished his wife was “more of a mom like” me. My heart hurt for their broken family but, more so, for the fact that he didn’t realize the truth. I told him that it wasn’t fair to compare the reality of their life to the social snapshot of… Continue reading What You Don’t See

October 12, 2018
Challenges, Clean Eating, Fitness, Health + Fitness Influencer, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Today's Measurements, Transformations, Uncategorized

Getting Out of the Shame Spiral

I need to get TF out of this Shame Spiral and my first step is accountability. So here I am, baring it all to you, sucking in a deep breath and uncomfortably sharing the truth of where I'm at. The last couple of months have been busy, stressful, full of emotion, and a battle to… Continue reading Getting Out of the Shame Spiral

Family/Life, Mental Health, Mom Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Angry Mommy

I still vividly remember the day that I got so angry with my kids that I scared myself. All because of spilled milk. The day started late, again. I slept in because I didn't have the energy or ambition to get out of bed any earlier than the very last second I had to. Like most… Continue reading Angry Mommy

#NoBossLife, Family/Life, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Transformations, Uncategorized

Finding Confidence

We're not BORN confident. At least, I wasn't. In fact, I've spent the majority of my life trying to "fake it" until I "made it" or at least trying to fake confidence enough that others wouldn't notice I was self-conscious as hell. I'm sure it was very transparent... A lack of confidence is where my… Continue reading Finding Confidence