I'm happy to report that through my faith, the amazing support of friends and family, and a heck of a lot of research, counseling, and the occasional retail therapy, I found healing - though it's really more of an ongoing process than a final destination.
Through my journey I've discovered the maddening difficulty of finding help. It made me want to do something about it! Maternal anxiety and depression are the single most common complications of childbirth yet they are not commonly screened for or treated. One in nine women report major postpartum depression yet common sense tells us there are far more that are suffering and never seek help.
I am passionate about erasing the stigma of mental health issues. I want people to understand it doesn't always look the way you would think. Sometimes the most "put together" mama is dying on the inside. And most importantly, I want to create awareness and connect moms with the tools and resources to find true healing.
Kaiya Designs is the perfect avenue to do just that! I was introduced to Marcy and her beautiful clothing collection during my year of healing. Her clothes made me feel good. They were a welcome alternative to the new mom uniform of yoga pants and oversized t-shirts. They were beautiful and they were EASY. So it's only fitting they would be the vehicle for me to give back and pay it forward. Each time you purchase through my movement you are making an impact on the heart, soul, and mind of a mom - a difference that will last for generations.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message