About Me

The Michigan Wonder Woman

Who Am I?

Call me Chrissy. I’m a single mother, a daughter, a friend, and a colleague. Do you ever feel like your barely treading water? Do you feel like your head is just above the water line and you’re just a moment away from slipping under and drowning? Depression, anxiety, exhaustion, mental fatigue, I know them all well. I was trying to be Wonder Woman juggling different roles, responsibilities, and priorities but the result was less Wonder Woman and more Blunder Woman. After a few years of burning my candle at both ends and beating myself up for every failure I realized the secret to balancing all the demands of this 21st century life with its instant gratification, the social media influencer mafia, and my own high expectations was self care. Before I could be a great mom, a great sister, great friend, I had to be the best me I could be. I’ve learned to make my needs a priority so I can take care of those I love.

How Can I Help You?

If you’re interested in learning about stress reduction techniques like meditation and aromatherapy you’ll feel right at home here.

If you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape you’ll feel right at home here.

If you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other mental illness you will find I am passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and raising awareness of what mental illness is and how we can help those who are living with it.

Why Am I Doing This?

I know what its like to feel overwhelmed by the demands of day to day life. What’s for dinner? What are we doing tonight? Did you make that appointment for me? A million questions and problems come at us every day, and with technology in the palm of our hands we are expected to provide answers and solutions immediately. Its overwhelming. I am passionate about self-care ,and I want to share what I know with others who may find these tips, tricks, hacks, and tools helpful.

“Mom, how will I ever tell my future husband about this?” This is the question my daughter asked me after her first psychiatric hospitalization for Bipolar II and anxiety. Mental illness is part of my life. My daughter’s biggest fear after leaving the hospital was the judgement from friends and family and future boyfriends. She made the courageous decision to be open about her mental illness and hospitalization. I am passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental illness and raising awarness of what mental illness is and how we can all help.

So, What Should You Do?

First, thank you for visiting my site. Please subscribe to the email list. I’ll send out updates about new blog posts as well as other help information for selfcare and mental illness. Be sure to click the follow button underneath the blog posts. If you’re on facebook you can join our conversation on @michiganwonderwomanblog and you’ll also find me in Instagram at @csneden and if you are addicted to Pinterest (no judgment here!) you can find me there as well by searching Michigan Wonder Woman.

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