Recently, we had the privilege of spending an hour with a licensed mental health counselor, Holly Smith. Holly is not new to our village, she was a staple in our community for years, as a community creator (known then as our playdate captain) in our original Brandon location. She was amazing at bringing our mamas together then, and continues to be amazing as she steps back into the mental health space serving families in such an impactful way.
Holly spent 60 minutes with us, gently taking us through 5 universal needs of mothers, bringing them to life in ways that we could understand and can relate to, and then facilitated a safe space to open up and share our own experiences. It takes a village to raise a mama - Holly understands this in her bones, she said spending time with our FIT4MOM community again felt like “coming home,” we were so grateful to have her back with us.
I scribbled notes throughout her workshop, anxious to relay her wisdom to more mamas who were unable to attend, and reshare with those who were able to share that space with us. Below are pieces of our time together, reviewed by her of course.