Episode 014: Self Belief Through Dark Times
Have you ever looked back at your past and appreciated how far you’ve come? I’m going let you in on a little known secret. Two weeks before I had this photoshoot with Sara Plett, where she took a lot of the ones for SLD Wellness that I love, I had a massive panic attack.
My Lowest Point
**Trigger warning, this post discusses suicide ideation** I don’t normally open up to this extent about my struggles, but I’m feeling the need to be vulnerable and I’m rolling with it. When I think about my lowest point, I get really emotional. Because I feel a lot of shame about it.
Let’s Talk Mental Health
For 29 years, I’ve been told by others that I’m too skinny. And when I’d gain weight, I was told I gained it and needed to lose it. Or I was told that I wouldn’t be able to fit into my clothes. After going home recently, the joke was that I was so small my…
When You Can’t Sleep
Confession Time: I’ve been struggling with my sleep lately. Waking up at all hours of the night and questioning everything about myself. I recorded myself talking about how frustrating it’s been to not sleep exactly a month ago and it’s a needed reminder to take action. I’ve been feeling a lot of shame around the…
On the surface, people think you’re okay because you’re functioning. In reality, you’re operating at half speed or overdrive trying to overcompensate for how anxious you feel.
New Year’s Resolution
Is there anyone else that uses humor to cover up their struggles? Over the past six months, I’ve joked around about how I don’t get sleep and what I realize is that joke isn’t funny. Although it’s starting to get better, I spent the last six months getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night if…
Turning Back Time
Negative self talk can be all consuming and it can either break you or teach you.
A Letter to Myself
Dear Stephanie, I know that things have been rough. Life has its ups and downs and it can often feel like it’s the end of the road. A massive dead end that leads to failure. But let me tell you something: That’s not true. That loud voice inside your head that says you aren’t enough…