Love How You Feel

Love How You Feel is a way of life. 

It’s how I went from depression, anxiety, and lack of motivation to happiness, contentment, joyful relationships, dreaming big, and achieving bigger

Once upon a time I was an elementary school teacher. 

I graduated university and teachers college at the top of my class, had a great circle of friends, and took care of myself in ways that kept me well. At least a version of well that I was content with. 

Enter my first child. 

Postpartum Depression hit hard.  Sleep deprivation, life turned upside down, isolated, lost, and in survival mode, I didn’t know who I was anymore. Where once I was showered, dressed well, respected, productive, and high achieving, now I was smelly, greasy, emotional, overwhelmed, wearing sweatpants from last week, and a shirt that probably had spit up on it. Career gone, personal hygiene gone, emotional stability gone, friends gone. 

I lost myself. 

Motherhood ate me up and spit me out. 

I wanted out. 

Fast forward fourteen years. 

I have two teenagers, a wonderful husband (yes, the same one) a house, a car, and a wonderful career. I am happy, stable, excited about life. Yes, even in the middle of a global pandemic. 

Along the way, I have had many ups and downs, and have collected an immense toolbox of tips, tricks, hacks, and information that I want to share with you. 

Because no one should live in misery. 

There is a better way. 

Take my hand, and we will go together. 

Published by Stephanie Renaud

I am a freelance writer, blogger and coach. I write about so many things, parenting, social justice issues, hope for the future, politics.... and my own life. I write regularly for Windsor Parent Magazine, and publish intermittently in other local and national publications. You can also find me online at Elephant Journal and RePeace.com. My views are my own.

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