Living with Anxiety and Depression

*I am honored that Author Renee Antonia has provided a guest post while on her WOW: Women on Writing Book tour. She will talk about her experience with anxiety and depression, which inspired her book I’m Not Okay. .* Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking on the link provided and purchasing the book mentioned in

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders – You Are Not Alone

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I am honored to share this story of strength by Melissa. **Guest post by Melissa** In 2010, we welcomed our sweet son Cohen into the world ten weeks early and before we were truly prepared. He was tiny, but a fighter. He spent only five weeks in the NICU and

Battling Postpartum Depression

**Guest Post by Lauren C** Every deployment has its challenges and the last one was the icing on the cake.  I went into this deployment confident. My husband was given notice of an 8-month deployment two weeks after we found out we were expecting our first child. We would be given four months to prepare-

Floating for Wellness

When I first heard about a new local business in Fayetteville, Floating Shanti that specializes in health and wellness, I was very intrigued.  What fascinated me even more is that they offer float therapy in a floating tank. Disclaimer: Strength 4 Spouses, LLC received a floating session as compensation for an honest review.  I only

How to Have a Grateful Heart During a Season of Sadness

As we approach another Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to shift our focus on family, gratitude, and thankfulness.   This is the time of year that most of us pause to count our blessings. While this is the right thing to do and the season for it, it can be quite difficult for someone battling a

How to Be a Friend to Someone Experiencing a Miscarriage

Unfortunately, I’m part of a large club of women who have experienced pregnancy loss.  During my eighth week of pregnancy, our baby’s heartbeat was gone. I had no symptoms or warning that our baby was in danger, which is referred to as a missed miscarriage. The devastation is unlike anything I have ever experienced in

Emotional Healing through Gardening; a Holistic Prescription

Why do we tend to turn to a prescription to heal any and all ailments, when the natural antidote is right in front of us?  Gardening has many healing powers for several emotions and illnesses we may all face at some point in our lives such as; anxiety, anger, grief, low self-confidence, depression, damaged self-love,