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Nourish Your Mind

Pour a cup of tea and settle in for a slow morning, mama. You deserve some you time and proper self-care includes nourishing your mind. Consider these like my letters to you: notes from your mom-friend who happens to be a therapist. I’ve got you.

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6 Simple Ways To Lower Anxiety In The Moment

In order to manage anxiety, you have to turn on what’s called your “parasympathetic nervous system.” This allows you to relax, think clearly, get out of your head (where anxiety lives). If you’re reading this, you know—at least generally—what anxiety it is. Likely,...

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How OCD Shows Up In Motherhood

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not just about washing hands and counting. A compulsion can be anything from seeking reassurance, to avoiding a certain activity, to ruminating or getting mentally stuck on a certain idea.   OCD—Obsessive Compulsive Disorder—is...

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Why Do I Hate My Husband After Having A Baby?

I’ve always appreciated the privacy of our inner experience. That running narrative that (thank goodness) only we can hear. During the early years of motherhood, I became especially grateful that I had an “inside voice” that only I had access to. I remember pacing...

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What Causes Postpartum Depression?

What Causes Postpartum Depression? written by Kate BorsatoIf you’re a soon-to-be mom or already chin-deep in motherhood, there’s a good chance you have at least some understanding of postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is a common experience but,...

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10 Realistic Ways for Moms to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is hard to sit with, I understand that uncomfortably jittery feeling. At best, anxiety tends to put a little damper on your day. At worst, well, it can derail your schedule, your wellness and your balance for extended periods of time. If you’re even the...

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Scary Thoughts In Pregnancy And Postpartum

During pregnancy and new motherhood, intrusive thoughts can take a lot of forms. Most frequently, they center around the idea of harm coming to your baby or kids. Let’s be frank: motherhood is hard. Adjusting during the postpartum phase is a huge challenge for most...

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Hey There

I’m Kate, I’m a mama of two girls and a perinatal therapist practicing from my Vancouver Island home. You can usually find me strolling along the beach with my family enjoying the seabreeze on my face or soaking up the sunshine in my garden. Society’s narratives say that motherhood should be self-sacrificing. My posts here say something altogether different. So glad you’re here mama, you’re in the right place.


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