Sisters in Mental Illness: Self Compassion in the Time of Covid-19

“Self-care naturally comes when we have a good relationship with ourselves and we have self-compassion.” Covid-19 is shifting our worlds, and for many of us, it’s also affecting our mental health. How can we care for our bodies and our minds? Are we being kind to ourselves? How do we process what’s happening around us? […]

Sisters In Mental Illness: When You Lose A Parent (featuring Olive Chan)

Trigger warning: Mention of postpartum depression and loss of a loved one. “Watching my dad die was sacred but it was traumatic. The process was so quick and it was traumatic. Having people who care about me sit and listen to the whole story and weep with me; that was so healing. They loved me […]

Sisters In Mental Illness: Hair Loss, PCOS, Depression & Healing (with Evaline Njoki)

“If I can speak to one woman or use my story on a platform like this to encourage other women who are going through infertility, loss, deep disappointment and betrayal—that is my purpose in all of this. It is going to be painful and that pain never goes away, but you can use that pain […]

Sisters in Mental Illness: Navigating Creativity, Faith & Bipolar II (with Julie Kraft)

  Audio: Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video or listen on Soundcloud. ________________________________________________ “Sit down. Cast aside your insecurities. The world needs our stories.” This month Shaley talks to Julie Kraft, an author and mental health advocate. Julie, who has Bipolar II, talks about how she juggled her creative […]

Sisters in Mental Illness: Healing Trauma Through Self Love

“Radical self love and radical self compassion is really one of the key ways to heal yourself from trauma. You have to release yourself. You have to choose yourself.” —Grace Sandra. This month, Shaley sits down with award-winning blogger and author Grace Sandra. Grace has experienced postpartum depression, divorce and remarriage, childhood abuse, rape, miscarriages, […]