It's Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. Did you know untreated, perinatal mental illness is the leading cause of death for mothers in the first year after birth? Shocking isn't it. @brooklyn_rabbit and @postpartumstress created the #speakthesecret project which does an incredible job at depicting the confusion, fear, anxiety, guilt and distress that overwhelm so many new mothers (and fathers too importantly). There are many wonderful organisations who can offer advice and support at the most difficult of times. I am very proud to be a therapist on the list of approved clinicians for the @birth_trauma_association_uk. @birthbetter@perinatalmhpartnership, @mindcharity and @birth_trauma_association_uk are all excellent places to find more information and resources.
Remember to always #asktwice if she says she's 'fine'
Had a very lovely evening with this beautiful lady last night! Long overdue evening! #familylivesmatter
1 178 February, 2020
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Acts Of Violence can occur anywhere at anytime. Fast food places, restaurants, places or worship, schools, supermarkets and shopping centers are all places where family’s are no longer safe. A person can bleed to death in less than 3 minutes and as quick as 25 seconds. Help is over 10 minutes away. Are you prepared? Are you trained? Do you know what to do if you and your family are in a situation where someone is hurt? Contact Elite Force Group for training. Link in the bio. #stopthebleed#stopthebleeding#firstcareprovider#savealife#familylivesmatter#actsofviloence#activeshooter
Do your thing GIRL!
I have never known fear until I experienced it in relation to her. 💥
Fear of failure. Fear of success. Fear of pushing her to her limits. Fear of under estimating her. Fear of disappointment. Fear of if I can do it all.
As her mother I want to keep her safe and protect her but I also know that through her own experiences and life lessons she will find her greatest self and accomplishments.
So what if we just decided? Decided that all of this is for her and is already her’s!
The storm, the highest of highs, the laughs, the cries,the scary moments, the failures, and all the success in the world!
Baby girl I don’t know what is in this next chapter for you but I promise to always stand beside you for support, to pick you up when you fall, to make you laugh when you want to cry, to protect you, and to always remind you who you are! I promise to embrace it all with you!
Your journey starts this weekend at rehearsals! #chattanooga then #laherewecome
Headshots from last Friday✨
📸: Kimo Lauer
Some people take things too serious, but if you don’t take locking up your firearms to the extreme. Maybe seeing that it is in a child’s nature to be curious with make you lock away your guns and stop accidental shooting deaths that occurred to over 3,000 children ages 3-17 years old last year. #GSA#FamilyLivesMatter#TraSor#endgunviolence#SecuringTheFuture
I often find myself thinking about MaKenlee’s view.
How does she view the person I am, our home, my BIG dreams or health. Their view can be so different from ours (you may have great intentions in teaching your child something but how they experience it and their takeaways are uncontrollable) <—- this has always been scary to me. But this is what I know to be true.. my intentions are pure and she knows without a doubt how important helping and serving others, strong work ethic, goal crushing, being a leader, and the desire for the best I can give her in this life are to me.
She is always asking questions and looking deeper into all of them. She is constantly challenging herself and pushing to be better! She is my BIGGEST supporter in my life. Can you think of anything better than teaching you children the value of work ethic and honoring their own true passions? She watches my videos and me as I prepare for trainings. She ask questions and talks about the things she loves! (I may or may not have caught her teaching her baby dolls the other day😜) She sees the good and bad of it all!
&& I will forever be grateful for the choice I made to believe in myself and to honor what I love and serving others! Because of that she will always know the importance of it all through every lens! ✨