I want to fill you in on a little secret.
I LOVE to see people who were diagnosed with mental health disorders living the lives that they want and deserve. We are here to live out our dreams. We are in charge of that, for ourselves. For years, I was in a closet of shame and I was afraid to come out. I didn’t know that there were others like me who had careers, families, dreams, oh yes and mental illness. I was so brainwashed by the shame and stigma surrounding mental health and mental illness.
Whenever I come across amazing “Everyday Warriors” I get so excited, that I have decided to share their stories with you. The more people that come forward regarding their mental health challenges, the more normalized the conversation of mental health and mental will become.
I met Fiona Barker on social media a couple of months ago. She is a designer based in the UK and started her own business called Fiona Barker Design. She creates inspirational illustrations that promote positivity in the home. She also has anxiety. The reason why I was drawn to Fiona and wanted to share her story is for several reasons: 1) She is a talented creative woman, 2) She took a chance on herself and started her own business, and 3) She is very open about her struggles with anxiety and how she copes with it. I love this! And I love people who are examples of my motto “Living Your Best Life Despite a Diagnosis”.
Fiona created a magazine called “Being Yourself” Magazine.
In the magazine, she talk about her anxiety and what she does personally to combat the feelings of overwhelm, and anxiety, among other things. I invite you to take a look at the magazine. We can all learn from each other, and she shares some great advice in this issue.
Click here to see the magazine!
I also invite you to follow Fiona on Instagram where she is sharing sneak peaks of her work, her cute dog and her life. She is a true example of not letting a diagnosis stop you!
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