We All Need a Hero

Everyone has a hero. Or heroine as the case may be. Who’s your hero? Mother Teresa, Jesus, your mother? A hero can be your neighbor, a friend, even your mate.

I want you to meet someone that has inspired my life and the lives of many others. Her name is Megan. She is a kind, gentle and humble soul with a heart as big as Texas.

We had a chance to talk one day about her challenges, struggles and eventual triumph and success.

Reni: “Thank you for taking the time to share your inspiring story of your wellness journey here on Eden’s Corner.”

Megan: “Thank you for allowing me to share my story with you and your readers.”

Reni: “Tell us a bit about you and your life before you started your wellness journey.”

Megan: “My name is Megan and I am a 31-year-old stay at home mom of three. My children are ages 12, 6 and 1. I am also a fitness support coach. And I have been married to my amazing and supportive husband for almost seven years.

I have struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life. I have also struggled with my weight and eating habits my entire adult life. I fed my depression and anxiety with cookies, chili cheese fries and wine. Not only did this make things incredibly worse, but I was also teaching my children unhealthy habits. When you are in the mix of depression and anxiety, you are blind to it. Everyone on the outside can see the disaster but you.

My husband and I would have a meltdown and I would try to fix it. Everything would be ok for a bit and then the cycle would repeat. I couldn't break the cycle on my own.

It's amazing to me how healing some food can be while others are harmful. Food, exercise and positive living play a huge role in my daily life. I'm not obsessed with it but it helps me to stay well physically and mentally.

The final straw came five months after my third baby and third C-section. I was overweight, closet eating and depression...

Read more of Megan's story, "A Mother's Journey to Wellness."

Heroes or heroines often inspire and lift our spirits to heights that drive us to levels we never knew existed. Thank someone today that has opened your heart to encourage and inspire you to be more than you ever dreamed. Thanks Megan.

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