I have a confession that I'm scared to share: I've suffered from depression and anxiety my whole life.
After my first miscarriage, I said to my mom, “I think I've had anxiety since starting this business.” She replied, “Carin, you've had anxiety since you were 3.”
My mom is a mathematician so she isn't one to exaggerate. I realized at that moment that the pain and suffering I had felt my whole life was a real thing.
I was always the happy kid, the optimistic kid, the playful hammy kid… and I had anxiety. I was both/and. I'm still both/and. Thank Goddess I now have the tools to love ALL of me and be happy in life no matter what.
Who knows why a 3-year-old gets anxious, but my 8-year-old self didn't feel like she fit in at her new school. My 11-year-old self was left out of her group when they started rumors about her. My 17-year-old self was beaten by my first love. And my current self still sometimes feels less than, rejected, and alone.
Perhaps it's no wonder that I study the Science of Women's Happiness.
The truth is that twice as many women are depressed as men, and according to a University of Pennsylvania study, women are less happy today than women were 30 years ago. So despite our advances and expanded choices, we have more misery. Plus, more and more kids are suffering depression. The average onset is getting younger and younger and now hovers around 14 years old.
Depression. Must. End.
We deserve better.
We learn the Science of Women's Happiness. Then we teach it.
-We learn the tools to overcome the 8 major causes of women's unhappiness.
-We learn the tools that keep us resilient to life's challenges.
-We learn the tools to identify our joy, live our strengths and follow our purpose.
-We learn the tools to love ourselves
-We learn the tools to be the whole, happy, fulfilled, bold, badass, beautiful, brave women we were born to be!
AND THEN WE TEACH THEM.
I'm learning every day.
And I want you to join me.
In coming weeks, I will share an opportunity for you to learn the Science of Women's Happiness and I want you to feel into your gut and heart if this learning is for you.
I'm looking for a select group of women who want to learn the science so that you embody it yourself and teach it to others. That could mean you're a mom, friend, sister, manager, leader, coach, therapist, doctor, dentist or mail carrier. Or, maybe you want to become a women's empowerment mentor, like me. It doesn't matter as long as you're ready to be the change the world needs now.
I taped this video for you and warning – I get passionate and I get personal.
Check it out and if any of this resonates – if you feel called to learn more, shoot me a quick email and you'll be the first to know. I'm cooking it all up – following my passion, and together, we're going to change this world, one woman at a time!