One of the many things that I am grateful for when it comes to my podcast, WITH WHIT, is the platform it has become for discussing mental health. I recently spoke with Sarah Fay (PhD, MFA), an activist and author of PATHOLOGICAL: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses. Her book calls for a new conversation about mental health diagnosis based on rigorous transparency. Below you will find a beautiful excerpt! With exquisite detail and a precise presentation of facts, she digs up her own life at the root to finally ask, Is a diagnosis a lifeline or a self-fulfilling prophecy?
So excited to share this one with you! If you are a frequent listener of my podcast, WITH WHIT, (and you should be 😉 ) then you know Life & Spirituality Coach, Ryan Haddon! I had Ryan on in June this year and she is just the best. When I spoke with her I was in such a funk and she totally helped me get myself out of the hole I was getting in.
How is everyone? I hope you’ve found spaces of light this week. I feel like the state of the world is consistently going up and down and up and down. I guess it has always been like this, but now more than ever those downs are feeling very low. It’s so easy to fall into a hole of negative feelings these days. It takes a lot of effort to not let it happen. I am making meditation and therapy a major priority right now. Those acts help me feel more in control and at ease. We can find emotional relief in many things – a major one for many is spirituality.
I think we can all agree that the past year+ has been a whirlwind that we didn’t expect. Parenting is hard enough. Add a pandemic on top and…well I am just thankful we have gotten as far as we have! Now more than ever, we need to make sure we continue to educate our children on the updates of COVID-19 and the vaccine. I thought it would be great to bring someone here to help us out.
Here is another great one for parents and caregivers of young kids! As parents, it is easy to fall into a default mode of worrying about our kids. I’ve viewed worrying about Sonny as a form of protection. If I worry then it means I am being attentive of what is going on around him, therefore protecting him. I am so glad that I got connected with Einat Nathan as she opened my eyes to a new perspective about this.
When I was pregnant with Sonny, we were lucky to get connected with so many amazing professionals that help guide us with what we needed (and didn’t). As I am sure you have started to experience, it can be really overwhelming with ALL of the baby products out there! And if you are are first time mom, I am sure you are scared too! You want to make sure you are completely prepared so you have one less thing to worry about once you bring your new babe home. Well, I don’t have too much advice on this, so I bought Diane Boden to the site to help you minimize your registry! She has some great tips.
It is in a woman’s nature to put herself second, third, fourth, etc. to anyone or anything else. Thankful that a lot of us are starting to put ourselves first! We deserve to be prioritized. There are a number of reasons why, but one of them is that not doing so can affect our physical health in strong ways.