Category Archives: guilt

Climbing Out of the Pit of Pain

My gosh, Kristin (@littlemamajama) is here with this inspiring tender guest post! I love this woman, and I am honored to have her at my Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook refueling station for moms.  Kristin is a stay-at-home mom, writer and social media marketer. She blogs at LittleMamaJama.com. She resides with her husband and one-year-old son in a university…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

victor

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Instead of resolutions: a Permission Slip to Slip.

And the the giveaway winner is: Laura. Hugs to all who didn’t win this time, more chances coming soon. This post is dedicated to my beloved #ppdchat friends. I’ve been so consumed  with creating events and classes here in Ithaca, that I’ve been rather absent on twitter. I miss you all, I’ll be back soon….

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Today, November 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I started to write a special post for today, but I just can’t finish it.  As someone who lost her birth mother to postpartum depression driven suicide, and six years ago almost followed the same path, I am giving myself full permission to not finish this…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my neck has been acting up. And because I’m getting old. I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight…

This I Believe

Not exactly a manifesto, call this a mommy-festo if you will, here is what I believe with all of my heart and soul: About Motherhood Motherhood is the hardest job on the planet. Even if you climbed Mt. Everest, motherhood will challenge you more than the tallest peaks. Miraculously, unbelievably, (thankfully!) this is somehow all worth it. But why,…

Vows for Jax, and Welcome, James

Oh, Joy! Jaime, another #ppdchat friend (she tweets as @jamesandjax) is visiting us today. Jaime blogs about her journey through ppd and anxiety while balancing work and home. I’ve been writing and talking about my disarming anxiety process lately (part 1, part 2), and Jaime and I twitted back and forth about it, and voila, now she is here….

Of Course I am Anxious (part 2) + Wound-Licking Time Out

So, where were we?  In part 1, we talked about how to get ourselves off the hook and begin to stop feeling guilty for being anxious. And about disarming anxiety rather than fighting it.  And how this is scary, and very empowering. It was sort of a what’s-in-it-for-you kind of post. This one here is…

Of course I am anxious. How about you? (Part 1)

This post is about disarming anxiety with Permission-Based Healing. About meeting yourself where you are, and not making your going be any tougher than it has to be. It’s about how to bring Ease to What Is when what is hurts. This post is dedicated to my #ppdchat friends: Jamie, (@jamesandjax on twitter, she blogs…

The Opportunities in Setbacks. And Rainy Days Letters.

This post started a trend. It’s about how to make a setback work for you rather than floor you, and describes how to write yourself a letter that can serve as a ray of light in the darkness of your bad days.  Since I wrote this post, other mothers in the PPD community shared their…

Category Archives: guilt

Climbing Out of the Pit of Pain

My gosh, Kristin (@littlemamajama) is here with this inspiring tender guest post! I love this woman, and I am honored to have her at my Mama’s Comfort Camp Facebook refueling station for moms.  Kristin is a stay-at-home mom, writer and social media marketer. She blogs at LittleMamaJama.com. She resides with her husband and one-year-old son in a university…

Victims, Victors, and Classes

victor

Before we delve into this juicy post, please note this schedule change: The monthly Ithaca Mothers Support Group meetings are moving from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Thursday of the month. Our next meeting is this Thursday June 7th, at 12:30-1:30pm. More details here. – – – Does motherhood make you…

Instead of resolutions: a Permission Slip to Slip.

And the the giveaway winner is: Laura. Hugs to all who didn’t win this time, more chances coming soon. This post is dedicated to my beloved #ppdchat friends. I’ve been so consumed  with creating events and classes here in Ithaca, that I’ve been rather absent on twitter. I miss you all, I’ll be back soon….

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Today, November 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. I started to write a special post for today, but I just can’t finish it.  As someone who lost her birth mother to postpartum depression driven suicide, and six years ago almost followed the same path, I am giving myself full permission to not finish this…

On Fighting the Pain in the Neck.

I’m in pain. Because my neck has been acting up. And because I’m getting old. I don’t like pain. Not one bit. And I’m a wuss. And I’m talking major pain. I mean, I’ve had neck and back pain before. This is a completely different order of magnitude. This is scary. My first inclination is to fight. Fight…

This I Believe

Not exactly a manifesto, call this a mommy-festo if you will, here is what I believe with all of my heart and soul: About Motherhood Motherhood is the hardest job on the planet. Even if you climbed Mt. Everest, motherhood will challenge you more than the tallest peaks. Miraculously, unbelievably, (thankfully!) this is somehow all worth it. But why,…

Vows for Jax, and Welcome, James

Oh, Joy! Jaime, another #ppdchat friend (she tweets as @jamesandjax) is visiting us today. Jaime blogs about her journey through ppd and anxiety while balancing work and home. I’ve been writing and talking about my disarming anxiety process lately (part 1, part 2), and Jaime and I twitted back and forth about it, and voila, now she is here….

Of Course I am Anxious (part 2) + Wound-Licking Time Out

So, where were we?  In part 1, we talked about how to get ourselves off the hook and begin to stop feeling guilty for being anxious. And about disarming anxiety rather than fighting it.  And how this is scary, and very empowering. It was sort of a what’s-in-it-for-you kind of post. This one here is…

Of course I am anxious. How about you? (Part 1)

This post is about disarming anxiety with Permission-Based Healing. About meeting yourself where you are, and not making your going be any tougher than it has to be. It’s about how to bring Ease to What Is when what is hurts. This post is dedicated to my #ppdchat friends: Jamie, (@jamesandjax on twitter, she blogs…

The Opportunities in Setbacks. And Rainy Days Letters.

This post started a trend. It’s about how to make a setback work for you rather than floor you, and describes how to write yourself a letter that can serve as a ray of light in the darkness of your bad days.  Since I wrote this post, other mothers in the PPD community shared their…