Archive: Mental Health

Let Her Feel

She said she “thinks she hates me." She said I'm “not the best mom ever”—that I'm “a bad, bad mom." I said nothing. I let her vent. "You're making me really mad,” she said, “I don't understand why you're treating me like this. You're being really mean, and I really ...

Being Vulnerable Is Important

Real Girls F.A.R.T. is thrilled to welcome a new guest contributor to our blog. Em Underation is a plus size health coach from Columbus, OH. Her health coaching programs revolve around intuitive eating and learning body love and respect. She also hosts The Chubby Girl Podcast. Em has two Golden ...

Real Girls Share Their Feelings About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

“Ignoring Seasonal Affective Disorder will only perpetuate the idea that you’re not allowed to experience something REAL.” Over the past couple of years, Real Girls F.A.R.T. has strived to serve as a support network, encouraging and empowering women to be fearless, authentic, a rescuer, and a trailblazer (F.A.R.T.). From blog ...

True Gratitude-What is it and how does it relate to happiness?

While we may feel gratitude for the little things in life, it is not very often we stop and try to find true gratitude. We live in a busy, cluttered world that allows for us to create temporary joy and happiness through our connections to objects. I am guilty of ...

Anxiety

Anxiety is often portrayed in movies and television shows as being constantly bombarded with panic attacks and mental breakdowns. While this can be some peoples anxiety, it does not represent other people’s experiences. As someone who deals with anxiety, mine does not look like it does in Hollywood. Instead my ...

Smooth Out The Hump in “Hump Day”

Hi all! Can you believe it’s already Wednesday? As per usual, the week is flying by. Anywho, I wanted to touch base about a little something on my mind briefly. I discussed tips in the latest post about going into Monday refreshed and rejuvenated without stress and anxiety. But if you ...

A case of the Monday’s

It’s Sunday night and while lying in bed catching up on the latest episode of “The Good Doctor,” I start to get overwhelmed thinking about the week ahead. So much to do, so many places to go, and people to talk to. Can anyone relate? Time just flies by on the ...

Live The Life You Want

So many of us think to ourselves if only I had this, or just if I had that, I would be happier. The reality is that you have the ability to have the life you want to have. Happiness is not contingent upon things, but the attitude and frame of reference ...

True Authenticity Pt. 2: Clearing Up the Misconception

Last week we dealt with one part of what authenticity in its purest form looks like. This week, I’d like to clear up the misconception a little further. For many, “being real” gives them an excuse to be a royal pain in the you know what. You have these people ...

True Authenticity Pt.1 : Don't Fake the Funk

I recently went through a personal challenge in my life that tested my authenticity. Most people, when they think of "keeping it real" or "being real", they tend to refer to how they conduct themselves or how they behave. I did too. Whenever I would talk about being authentic I ...

The Myth of Success

Good ole success. That's a word that is like music to many of our ears. For as long as I can remember, success or being successful was likened to having a desirable career, being married (whether happy or not), a couple of kids, a house (even if you went into ...

The Best Gift to Yourself…Time

This post is dedicated to all of the hardworking women out there who don't think they deserve to give themselves the best gift of all...TIME. May this post give you the perspective and permission you need to love yourself enough to take a "break" from your norm and discover you.❤️ As women ...

The Real Rescuers from Down Under

I'm sure we all remember the Disney movie "Rescuers From Down Under". I vaguely remember watching it with my younger brothers, but it's the title that stands out the most. "Rescuer"...hmmm, that's a word that could cause some mixed feelings. Historically the word rescue has a negative connotation as it ...

From Crisis To Quest

We previously discussed the beauty, importance, and process of transfigurative freedom two weeks ago. ("Don't Be Scurred") In this particular post, I want to address the practical side of things. As I've said many times over, much of what we do should be approached in a holistic manner. Very few people ...

Let Your Life Speak for Itself

This post is dedicated to my wonderful grandmother who went to heaven just three weeks ago at the age of 73. I was her only granddaughter and eldest grandchild, so you could imagine the bond we had. It was simply irreplaceable; just as she is irreplaceable. I loved that women with ...

PMS…Also Known as the Cookie Monster and the Crazy Maker

I think I could just post this blog with the title alone and all of you ladies could fill in your own stories. I decided to write on this because I have talked to countless women, all who say that their "time of the month" is absolutely terrible. I'm included in ...

Don't Be Scuurred…

I find that this post is interesting in the fact that this particular phrase was coined several years ago as comical.  We all remember, "Don't be scured".  By the way, that wasn't a typo. I spelled it that way because that's how it was pronounced when someone would say it. Although ...

Picking Up Your Cross to Earn Your Crown

As I contemplated what to write about, I thought really intently about some of the things that really plague women. Then it hit me...jealousy and envy are huge in the lives of so many of us. I'll be the first to admit that I've had my own struggles with those ...

Loving Life and Letting It Love You Back

This particular post is dedicated to those of you who like to take the easy way out and escape free and clear of any trouble. Well, I've got news for you...that's impossible. Problems, trouble, trials and tribulations are apart of life whether we like it or not. We all have ...

It’s Okay to Drop the Ball Sometimes and Tend to Your Garden

We live in the times where " peace" is hard to come by. I mean most people can't even remember the last time they had peace and quiet. Nowhere to go and no one to call. These days, our lives are so fast paced that we can barely think straight. ...

Say No!

As I sit and stare out of my window looking at the snow, I reflect on a passage found in Matthew 4:1-11. This passage happens to be my devotion for the week so I am thinking of how I can apply it to my everyday life and how it relates to ...

Living In The Present: My Journey Through Anxiety To A Place Of Rest (Pt.2)

In part 1, we left off with me experiencing uncontrollable shaking that only I could feel. The more I googled the more crazy I drove myself and the more convinced I became that something serious was wrong with me. The shaking continued for weeks on end and my muscles began ...

Living In The Present: My Journey Through Anxiety To A Place Of Rest

On July 18,2016 my life changed forever. It was almost exactly a month after my 36th birthday and I found myself in my doctor's office complaining of a lump on the right side of my breast. I'm nervous, but that's to be expected right? So my doctor asks me lie ...

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