What Is Real For You?

The reality is that you are either fighting or enduring chaos and challenges in your life.  It’s real.

I remember being in this reality.  And I remember believing it was just how things were going to be.  As I’ve mentioned before, I believed my “lot” was to endure it as best as I could.

The limit to this belief was that, had I continued with it, I would today most likely be so far into the hole of despair and despondency that “rational” or “real” thinking would have little part in my life.  I shudder to think what my reality might be today had I remained in the mindset that there was nothing I could do about the depression and parenting challenges I was dealing with.  It hit me the other day that it is entirely possible that I would have had to be admitted to the psych ward!

You have a choice.  You can believe that your depression and/or anxiety or chaos and challenges are something that you must just endure–and become a victim in the process. A victim excuses behavior and way of being because, “it’s a result of the challenges in my life…I can’t change it…it is what it is…”

OR, you can use your reality of depression and/or anxiety or chaos to empower yourself.  You can choose to look at your reality with a lens of, “I will find help to move through this.  I choose to accept responsibility for my actions and to move out of mediocrity and live a life of greatness.”

The choice is yours.  Reality and empowerment.  These choices have made all the difference for me.  Will they for you?

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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