I worked as a nanny for about a year for a little boy who was 9 months old when we met. His parents wanted him to get outside every day (no matter what Chicago weather we faced!), and I obliged, knowing it was better for both of us. At first...
by tendandmend 3 months ago | via Instagram

Kicking off #mentalhealthawarenessmonth with thoughts about that key word––awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have so much work today for our world to become collectively more aware of mental health issues––what promotes mental wellness, what gets in the way, what systematic changes need to happen, etc etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I want to also...
by tendandmend 1 month ago | via Instagram

When I look at this picture, it feels so clearly *me* and symbolize some of the biggest lessons I've learned over the years. The truth is I've not always been "good" at making myself a priority, but learning how to change that has really made a 1000% difference. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀...
by tendandmend 1 month ago | via Instagram

The last part in this series for the darkest times: words for those loving others in a tough place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The hard thing: the pain of others reminds us of our own pain, sometimes without us even realizing it. Their pain can bring up our deepest fears, insecurities, grief....
by tendandmend 2 months ago | via Instagram