Anxiety/Depression · Uncategorized

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

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body image · Pregnancy and Motherhood

How Pregnancy Affected My Body Image

When I became pregnant with my miracle rainbow baby, I weighed in at whopping 167lb which, on my five foot frame, put me in the obese category. Add in the four miscarriages I’ve had and that has created a toxic cocktail of self-loathing these past few years. With miscarriages and other forms of fertility issues,… Continue reading How Pregnancy Affected My Body Image

Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Two Cents Tuesday: Sitting in the Dark

When I was a little girl, I was afraid of the dark. I had a repeated nightmare of my house catching fire and everyone perishing. I’d be running frantically through the fire, dodging falling debris trying to save my family while simultaneously trying to find a way out through smoky vision and darkness. The fire… Continue reading Two Cents Tuesday: Sitting in the Dark

body image · Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Forgiveness, Compassion and Love…A Life Changing Weekend to Remember

How do you begin to explain a weekend that changed your life? A weekend that stretched your soul and bared your heart and broke you open? How can a person articulate the healing that took place that defies logic and belief? Words seem futile for explaining but I’m going to try! Oprah says an ‘a-ha’… Continue reading Forgiveness, Compassion and Love…A Life Changing Weekend to Remember

Self-Love/Self-Acceptance

Two Cents Tuesday: Taking Control of Your Thoughts

Here's my two cents: I had a little health scare on Saturday. A year ago, hell, even six months ago, I would have fallen head first into Fear and let dramatic and false thoughts take over my mind and affect my body. But this time I didn’t. It’s one thing to read the self-help books… Continue reading Two Cents Tuesday: Taking Control of Your Thoughts

body image · Pregnancy and Motherhood

The Curse of Women*

*originally published here. I recently attended my first women’s retreat just outside Saskatoon, SK. It was a wonderful getaway filled with crafting, laughing and connecting. I have never spent that kind of time with a large group of women before and I was blown away by the similarities between us all despite all our many differences:… Continue reading The Curse of Women*

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