A Main Contributor To Depression And Anxiety

My husband and I just had a conversation that brought to the forefront how much growth I’ve made since figuring out the depression I battled for 12 years.

There was one emotion and feeling that dramatically fed the flames of the depression I fought:

FEAR.

Fear that my children might make the wrong choices.

Fear that I might be seen as less than because I was struggling.

Fear that I would battle depression for the rest of my life.

Fear that something was wrong with me.

Fear that I couldn’t really say what was going on in my head.

Fear that I had done something wrong.

Fear that the side effects of the medication would get worse.

Fear that the depression would get worse.

Fear that I was turning into someone I had no control over.

Fear that the people closest to me would really never want to hear me.

Fear that I was broken.

Fear that my children might have the same struggle.

Fear had my power. I cowered to it. I believed it. 

What I didn’t know then but I know now is:

What choice are you making with your fears?

It matters!

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I’m Mandy-Marie.

Life is full of challenges–mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. Being able to live from the wisdom gained from our challenges and mistakes is what enables us to become the best versions of ourselves. As a young mother of five, I was a mess of depression and perfectionism. Now as Nana to 5, my mess has become wisdom and propelled me forward with a passion for helping people show up the way they really want to!

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