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Premission to be Imperfect

I was told gently by many well-wishers grieving meant losing composure; it is falling apart needing a shoulder to cry on or crying. They didn't just expect it; they waited for it. And it wouldn't come.
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What Lies Beneath

Why It's Important to Talk About It

People who struggle with mental illness suffer in silence. Partly because they can't acknowledge it themselves and then there is the added pressure of the social and societal taboo. 

As a parent, a friend and a fallible person myself, I feel very strongly that we can do better for the Jennys of the world. We must. It's also important to know what to look for in our loved ones and in ourselves. To do better, we must know better. Here are some telltale signs of High functioning depression. Look for these in yourself and in others so you can help.

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    The Medicine Bag

    I have many memories of my father. None of them were typical of many other fathers. He wasn't the friendly neighbor flipping burgers at our backyard parties, or the soccer dad screaming encouragement from the sidelines.
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    Mothers and Daughters

    Over the years we find comfort in self-care, granted some of the mundane everyday stuff can be a drag, but it doesn't have to be. Learn to enjoy it and teach your little ones how to enjoy it too. As a mom to two beautiful girls in different stages of life, I can't stress enough how vital instilling a healthy and body positive self-care routine is for their growth and development.

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    Finding Happy

    Where is Your Happy Place?

    Watching the sunrise while I do my Utkatasana (Chair Pose) on a cool summer day. Burying my feet in the sand while I watch the waves crash ashore, or merely standing in the woods listening to the swaying of the leaves on age-old trees telling me their story. This is where my "happy" lives.

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