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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

💓 🌷 glad to hear that you are prioritizing your mental health. I wish our society could normalize this! 🙏🏻

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Me too!

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I love your newsletter! I recently quit my soul/life-sucking job to spend more time with my family, work on bettering my health and do more ministry work that I love, which also helps fill up my tank. But I am realizing that even with work that I love, I'm needing to take more frequent breaks. I want to appreciate this gift my husband has given me to let me quit the job and get "healthier."

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Good for you! And yes, even work you love requires breaks. Thanks for sharing!

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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Thank you for sharing your journey. A couple things. YOU reached out and listened to your intuitions and body/mind experience. Those who don't seek help, SUFFER alone. We are not born to suffer, no matter what our circumstances are or become..... we can overcome them. I am a huge advocate for self care/self love and professional therapy. When we put in the effort to help ourselves and heal...well.... you're 50% there already!....I am so very Proud of you Katie for loving yourself and your baby and partner enough to seek help. Post partum is a "real" hormonal/emotional shift. So is birthing a little human! I am even more happy that you are taking a break and allowing yourself to take time for Katie. Super important. I promise this too shall pass... it will. 7 years ago, I lost a brother to suicide. He didn't tell a soul about his pain. He didn't seek any other solutions. I am so glad you did. Love & Light to you and your beautiful family. xxx ~leelee

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Thank you, Leelee. Your comment made me tear up! I appreciate the support, and I am so so sorry about your brother. Suicide is such a heavy loss to bear. ❤️

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I hope your break is restful and healing! 💖

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Thank you!

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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

Just recently discovered your newsletter and enjoy your writing voice. Wishing you well during your time off. Glad you're prioritizing your mental health.

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Thank you, Benny!

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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

I totally get it. I have a mental health condition and have spent 5 long visits in the hospital. I have to prioritize my mental health when it comes to my job in order to keep myself okay and able to actually DO my job. Please take care and I look forward to seeing your newsletter down the road and to you feeling better.

Please know you have gone thru an awful lot. You deserve this time for you.

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That's so kind. Thank you, Laura. And I'm proud of you for prioritizing your mental health, too.

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Jul 9, 2021Liked by Katie Hawkins-Gaar

I’m so glad you are taking this time for yourself (and setting this example for your readers too). I hope it’s a restorative break. Thank you for all your honest courageous sharing.

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That's so kind. Thank you, Emily!

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