I have created a Sew Yup’ik YouTube Channel and I would love for you to head over and tell me what you think.
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Would you be interested in a live class with me for a donation?
I am open to any and every suggestion! I love to share and teach and I am hoping to create more tutorials around salve making with traditional plants, making moose jerky, salmon processing, akutaq making and sew much more!
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You are not in charge of anyone’s happiness but your own.
You don’t owe anyone anything that includes space.
You are amazing. I am amazing.
You are okay. I am okay.
You are exactly where you need to be at this very moment.
You do not have to enjoy every moment. It’s okay to not like this moment.
You can do this. I can do this.
You are strong. I am strong.
You are loved. I am loved.
Step outside and take three deep breaths. Breathe in love. Breathe out the anger.
I am grateful for my health.
You are a survivor. You are giving your children the best possible life.
You are alive. I am alive.
I am here. I am ready. I am prepared to ride out this wild storm. I am strong. I can do this.
Here are my positive affirmations to help me in my postpartum depression bouts. When I am suffering I will turn to these to help me through those deep, dark moments. The one that I will repeat to myself over and over again is:
You are not your thoughts.
I am not my thoughts.
My thoughts can be so scary at times but I know that those moments will pass. I know that there are times when I am overly exhausted and I need to remind myself that I am okay. My goal is to post my affirmations on post its around my house. I will repeat them every morning when I wake. I am a good mom. I am safe. I am not alone.
Postpartum depression and postpartum rage can be so scary. I know that I am not the only suffering and I find comfort in knowing that I am not alone. Navigating through those emotions can be so difficult when I am trying to heal my childhood trauma wounds. Becoming a parent opens up wounds that I must have hid deep, deep down in my heart. But I am trying every day and that is the important part. I am doing the work. I am showing up and learning. It’s hard. And somedays are harder than others and I avoid going down that road because its hurts my core. I know that I have to go down to that dead end so that I can heal and move forward.
My self-healing journey has been a long, long road but I am so thankful where I am today. And I am excited where I am going to be 1, 5, 10 years down the road. I deserve to be healthy. I deserve to be happy. I deserve to enjoy my life to the fullest. My children deserve a happy, healthy mama. My husband deserves a healthy wife and partner but mostly friend.
Find your people. Find what works for you. Keep going. Don’t ever give up. Know that you are not alone. Reach out to me if you have no one and I can be your person. Motherhood is hard. Self-healing from childhood trauma is hard. And navigating those headwaters can be scary but know that you are not alone.