It’s Okay to Not be Okay

I love adventure. ❤️.

But for the last 2 days I had been TERRIFIED of leaving the house. Of taking Narra outside to play on her bike. Of going to the store to buy food.

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It’s totally not me. I love going to places and taking Narra to learn new things. And being out of the house is something I do without hesitation.

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But anxiety does that to you. It can turn you into someone you don’t know or recognize. And it can be scary to say the least. To feel like you’re losing who you are, to feel like you’re turning into a person so far from your truth.

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Yesterday, I took my own advice.

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1. Take the help. Ask for help.

2. Do the thing that scares you most.

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With help from my neighbours, who have become more like family, I was able to get out of the house with Narra yesterday and pick blackberries. They also took Narra for an hour so I could get dinner made and spend some one on one time with Eric.

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With the help from one of my friends, a fellow life-changer coach on our team, I made it to the PNE last night for a Ladies Night Out! and even went on a couple of rides that would usually scare me.


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I’m so grateful right now.

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For coaching, which has instilled in me this attitude to take massive action and show myself that I can change my current situation, but also for the many people in my life who support me and give me the courage to DO and be okay with not being okay all the time.

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Do you have advice for your “off” days? What do you tell yourself or those you love when they’re not feeling okay?

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Let’s support each other. ❤️

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#anxiousmommy #postpartumanxiety #postpartumjourney #postpartumdepression #intrusivethoughts

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Karaoke = Self-care

No makeup, no hair brush, NO SLEEP. 😉.

I stayed out till 130am SINGING my heart out with some very special ladies. My tribe. My friends who take care of so many and who I’m proud to say took that time to take care of themselves last night. ❤️

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It’s hard being a mama, you often come last. Heck, it’s even ENCOURAGED by some.

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But imagine a pitcher of water whose responsibility it is to fill the cups of many, imagine when it runs empty. What then? You need to FILL IT. 

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Self-care takes many forms. Sometimes it’s a workout, other times it’s a healthy meal.

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And sometimes that looks like karaoke with your besties till the wee hours of the morning. 😉

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What does #selfcare look like to you? 

DIY LOVE ❤️ 

I’m a DIY mama. Always have been. 
There’s something about CREATING things that just gives me a HIGH!! 🙌
I’ve been busy making these babies for a certain party in September 👧🏻 and I’m having fun just letting my creativity FLOW.
I’m also an advocate for all genders. I’ve always been that, too. 😉
 We don’t do “boy” colours and “girl” colours in our home. Colours are COLOURS. 🌈 
I know it’s not like this in all homes (and I’m not one to tell ANYONE the right or wrong way to do things and live their lives) but I really believe THIS is something we should all be doing, just like being kind to one another and kind to ourselves.
It’s really important to Eric and I that Narra know that we should all love one another and love ourselves, no matter who we love, what colours we wear or what gender we identify as.


That is why these headbands I’m making aren’t “boy” or “girl” headbands. They are headbands for Narra’s friends. 😊
This is one thing that is so important to talk about with our kids (yes, the earlier, the better!), not just this #prideweek, but ALL weeks of all the year.
What is everyone doing to celebrate Pride?
Let me know if there are some events in the city we should be going to with Narra!
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