my complicated relationship with money

Written by Meg Kant my complicated relationship with money In 2021 I started an educational journey to become more financially competent (read more about that here). One of the things that I have been reflecting on during the past year, is the relationship I have with money. How I feel about money, and what I…

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dear cycle breakers, I see you

Written by Meg Kant dear cycle breakers, I see you (I want to do a huge shoutout to jesmartini who gave me the inspiration for this blog!) Dear Cycle Breakers, If you are disrupting patterns and behaviours that are not serving you or your family, this blog is for you.  Being the one to break…

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choosing yourself isn’t selfish

Written by Michelle Cruz Choosing yourself isn’t selfish   What it’s like to choose yourself  For a long time in my life, I did everything I could to help everyone but myself. Relentless in my giving, I would put my own needs behind everyone around me, supporting them in every way possible. Spending hours of…

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the myth that healing emotional trauma will ‘fix your body’

Written by Meg Kant the myth that healing emotional trauma will ‘fix your body’ One of the really harmful ways that fatphobia, weight stigma and diet culture collide to impact mental health is with the underlying belief that if someone is emotionally well, they wouldn’t be fat. It flows from the idea that in order…

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having anxiety on Sunday is more common than you think

Written by Meg Kant having anxiety on Sunday is more common than you think When I was in my early twenties, (back before I realized that I had anxiety,) every Sunday night I found myself feeling nauseous, restless and stressed. At the time I assumed it was because my husband worked out of town and…

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the most impactful thing my therapist ever said to me

Written by Meg Kant CONTENT NOTE: Discussion of Pregnancy Loss the most impactful thing my therapist ever said to me In 2018 my oldest son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Navigating the physical supports and schedule changes needed was an incredibly difficult time. But a challenge that I hadn’t expected was the guilt and…

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feelings first, action after: the true formula for self-care

Written by Bianca Sprague feelings first, action after: the true formula for self-care I have been thinking a lot about pleasure. True, light, fun, & amazing pleasure. It feels like this experience of feeling joy and goodness is always just out of reach…something that we try to prescribe in our days with various activities or…

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what I wish the world knew about supporting my disabled son

Written by Michelle Cruz what I wish the world knew about supporting my disabled son Recently, there has been a topic of discussion around accommodations and how parents apply the accommodation to their disabled children.  Many parents of disabled children (myself included) see accommodations as necessary and meaningful to their children’s lives. It goes without…

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when empathy backfires: a full body and brain burnout

Written by Meg Kant when empathy backfires: a full body and brain burnout  I am someone with a lot of empathy. I am able to hold people’s experiences and really empathize with what they are going through. It is a beautiful quality that helps me as a mom, wife, friend, coworker and overall human. But…

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when it feels like people are doing us a favor by hiring us

Written by Meg Kant when it feels like people are doing us a favor by hiring us When I first started as a birth worker, one of the biggest hurdles I had to overcome was getting comfortable talking about and asking for payment. It felt vulnerable to put myself out there, offer my services and…

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all the things I didn’t know about money

Written by Meg Kant all the things I didn’t know about money  In October of 2021 I decided I was going to look into learning more about money, and how to save, invest and eliminate debt. I did not feel financially competent and I wanted to remedy that situation. The ‘algorithm’ must have picked up…

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