Anixety · Anxiety/Depression

My Gratitude for My Anxiety

It’s Thanksgiving weekend. There’s so much to be grateful for, especially in a month that has World Mental Health Day and Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness; two struggles I know intimately.  Anxiety makes you question everything. This quote is a salve for the hard days If you’ve read my recent blogs, you’ll know that my… Continue reading My Gratitude for My Anxiety

Anixety · Anxiety/Depression · life

You Can Go Now, Anxiety!

I normally only write about the hardships in my life after I’ve learned the lesson or once I’ve healed from the experience enough to revisit it through words. I like telling the sad or hard stories but ending on the lesson, a written Modern Family episode, if you will. But today I’m writing from the… Continue reading You Can Go Now, Anxiety!

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When The Past Sneaks Up and Kicks You in The… Anxiety

The only way through anxiety is through the anxiety. You literally have to go through it: feel it, experience it, abhor it, resent it, accept it and then move through it. You have to go through the feelings. I believe anxiety is our minds way of telling our bodies something is wrong. We haven’t been… Continue reading When The Past Sneaks Up and Kicks You in The… Anxiety

Pregnancy and Motherhood · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

The Beauty in Asking for Help

I’ve always been acutely aware of people’s hesitation to ask for help especially among mothers. There’s this weird pride that seems to come forward when facing the beautiful truth that sometimes we just can’t do it all. But recently, I’ve really noticed the shame that seems to accompany needing help. When are women (and specifically… Continue reading The Beauty in Asking for Help

Anxiety/Depression · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Bell Let’s Talk: The Depression I NEVER Talk About

When I miscarried the second time, it felt like a two-fold tragedy: one, we lost a baby we desperately wanted and two; karma was having its way with me. You see, as a teenager, I had two abortions. I’ll pause here to say: Save your judgments. There is NOTHING you can say to me that… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk: The Depression I NEVER Talk About

Anxiety/Depression · body image · self-help · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

I Invite You to Get Over Yourself

“I invite you to get over yourself, Kelsey” the counselor said to me. Excuse me? I thought. Who knew those eight words would change my life. Those eight, little words opened a door to a world I didn’t want to explore but knew I needed in order to heal. In July 2014 I was a… Continue reading I Invite You to Get Over Yourself

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Real Talk: Postpartum Anxiety, Persistence and Holding On

I've known Amber Daniels for over six years now. I've watched her transform into this incredible human being and knew she had a message that needed to be shared specifically with mothers. Amber had postpartum anxiety that almost destroyed her life but she took the reins of her situation and she fought back like a… Continue reading Real Talk: Postpartum Anxiety, Persistence and Holding On