Phoenix Series: Shake what your doctor gave you

There are over 30 different antidepressants on the market. I take three different medications daily to control and alleviate my symptoms. It is very tedious finding the right combination of medications when you have anxiety and depression. It took 4 months before we found the right combination for me. I started off with Zoloft which … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Shake what your doctor gave you

Phoenix Series: Snap Out Of It

"I never believed in mental illness until it happened to me." This is something I have heard a few times from different people when they speak about their condition. This doesn't apply to me, however. I always knew it was a real thing. I always knew there was something going on with me, but I … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Snap Out Of It

Phoenix Series: Depression is not a choice

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear mental illness? craziness? violence? low intelligence? Choose your words carefully. The words we use to describe mental health can actually do more harm than good. Stigma is a big issue when it comes to mental illness. When I first started to disclose my … Continue reading Phoenix Series: Depression is not a choice

Live For The Moments You Can Not Put In Words

 I really LOATHE when people just assume that being a mom and all things momming are my entire life. I do have a life outside of (7) kids.  Life did not stop when I became a mom. But...at one point it kinda did and guess what? Anxiety, depression and motherhood don't mesh well together. I … Continue reading Live For The Moments You Can Not Put In Words

Fat Mama Part ii

 I am guilty of being obsessed with "snapping back" after my previous pregnancies. I share each postpartum journey to motivate other mommies and give them a realistic look at a true average postpartum body (Fat Mama). Not the body of a woman who was a fitness model or had a full on 12 pack before … Continue reading Fat Mama Part ii