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 My views are my own.

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