Confession time. I’m still taking my antidepressants nearly a year and a half after I was diagnosed with postpartum depression. Every time I try to stop them I end up in a tailspin of anger, tiredness and endless irritability.
Despite believing everyone should talk about and work on their mental health and that there is no shame in needing help, I’ve still felt the sting of wishing I didn’t need those tiny pink pills, of thinking somehow needing them make me less of Mom.
But it’s quite the opposite. Taking those pills along with other things help me be a better mom, a more patient mom, a happier mom and isn’t that what we should all want?
I’m a day behind but I’m joining @heysunnyjess for #30daysofvulnerability because I truly believe vulnerability connects us and we need more connection, more truth and more compassion in the world than ever before.
Anyone who has grown mentally, physically, or spiritually knows that growth is not found in comfort. You’ve got to put some grind and hustle behind that prayer, too. 💪🏼
Be a better you, for you—and always in unity with your Higher Self, for your highest and greatest good. 🙌🏼🌌🙏🏼 #riayaphypnotherapy
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