Exercise for your brain

Exercise for your brain. We’ve all heard the speech of how great it is for our health, mostly our physical health. I am a big fan of the physical effects, but I’m even more of a fan of the impact it has on my mental health. I’m not a scientist nor am I a doctor or even a trainer. According…

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Be Brave Enough to be Vulnerable

Last week I was chosen to be part of collaboration thought of and organized by With Love From P. I, alongside a group of incredible women, was asked about being a woman and being vulnerable. After writing that post, I was inspired. I decided to expand on that topic for this weeks blog post. Hope you all enjoy. What makes us vulnerable…

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Liebster Award Nomination!!!

Sooooo my blog was nominated for an award (Insert excited jumping a screaming here)!!!! There is no way to express just how excited I am. I never would have thought I would be nominated for something like this. The wonderful With Love From P nominated me for the Liebster Award, and I am so grateful. Not only am I so…

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Mom, It’s OK To Need Help

Admitting we need help doesn’t mean we are weak. It does not make us “less than” to ask for help. Just the opposite, it makes us stronger to admit when we need support. It’s also vital for our mental health! I don’t know why we feel we need to do everything on our own. We have to prove to someone,…

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When to say NO

We have to learn when to say NO. Wanting to be there for everyone, for everything, all the time is a wonderful thing… but it will drain you very quickly. I learned that after our move to the US. Then I learned something else… People who care about you will not love you less if you don’t do exactly what…

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I Did Not Choose To Have Postpartum Depression

I survived Postpartum Depression (PPD). This week is Maternal Mental Health week. Not many people know this. Why? One big reason is that many people who experience maternal mental illness are too scared to talk about it for fear they will be seen as a bad mother. My personal battle with maternal mental illness was against postpartum depression. An illness…

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Speak up and fill your cup

Do you speak up when you don’t like or agree with something? Or maybe you have a different opinion but want to fit in so you stay quiet? Communication is key. How many times have we heard this? The bigger question is how many of us have not been able to actually act on it. How many of us have…

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Spring into Happiness

Spring is almost here and for us Floridians that means… it’s pretty much just another day. Spring is great though because people all over the world can start to put away their parkas and dust off their t-shirts and flip-flops. The sun is back and that means so is the best source of natural vitamin D! The cold gloomy mood…

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An exercise in Mindfulness

When I first learned about mindfulness I was in therapy for postpartum depression. The effects of my PPD included OCD, anxiety, emotional numbness, among other things. All of these things kept me from truly enjoying anything. It’s like I was far away watching all these things happen to someone else on TV, but not truly feeling or experiencing anything. Learning…

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