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If you’re new to the blog, then it’s important for me to point out that I am a postpartum depression survivor. I consider myself mastering my postpartum anxiety at this point – and I have a 3 year old daughter, named Evelyn. But “mastering” wasn’t always my strong suit, and even with my best intentions, I still have bad days. Now those bad days are rare, and far and few between, and I can generally see them coming and I have enough coping mechanisms to stop my downfall from happening.

My PPD Protocol

For those of you who are not like me, I’d love to give you some tried and true protocols so that you also can be on the forefront of mastering your PPD or PPA. Let me walk you through what I use, what helps set me up for success and what you can try as well. I encourage you to give it a full 90 days to see how it affects you. 90 days is enough of a period of time for you to reflect back and give it a good honest overview. When dealing with maternal mental health, there are no quick fixes- so let’s give that assumption up right now. I’m not here to offer you quick and instant. I’m here to offer you longevity, continued healing, and most of all conscious hope that things will continually get better the more you work at it.

Morning Protocol:

1 Drop of Balance on each of my feet
Roll Motivate Touch on the back of my neck
Roll Peppermint Touch on my wrists and back of my neck

Take Vitamins with Breakfast:
Lifelong Vitality 1/2 dose
PB Assist
2 Pills of Terrazyme

Diffuser Blend During the Day when I’m at Home:

I add 1-2 drops of Citrus in my water throughout the day, helps perk me up, avoid the caffeine urge, and elevates my mood. I particularly love Lime, Orange, or Slim & Sassy.

Dinner Time:
Lifelong Vitality 1/2 dose
2 Pills of TerraZyme
Balance on my feet before bed

Night Time Diffuser Blend:
Wild Orange

These are my absolute staple day to day. I add other oils and things as I see fit, but this is my foundational point for my day.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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