Get Free Downloadable Affirmations: Delivered straight to your inbox!

Navigating Burnout and The Black Hole in 2018

My own invisible battle.

This has been on my heart for a while now, and it will give you some context for the work that I do with mums, my experiences and hardships with mental health from my own motherhood journey.

In this episode I share a very personal, raw and vulnerable letter that I wrote in November 2018 and emailed to a group of Mums around the same stage of motherhood I was.

At the time of writing this letter I was finding my feet again after burnout, postnatal anxiety, and probably postnatal depression, though I didn’t have a handle on those terms at the time. I wrote it because I wanted other mums to know that I wasn’t always the ‘supermum’ they thought I was (a smile can cover up a lot!) and that they weren’t alone if they had felt the same way I did.

I also chat about:

  • A little life update post ACL surgery
  • My invisible struggle with mental health as a mum
  • Finding joy, creativity and a way to contribute meaningfully through my personal development
  • Why I don’t think it’s healthy to put a spotlight on the term “supermum”
  • The strength and realisation I found in writing out my struggle and how I got support to move through “The Black Hole”

I know that this letter will resonate with so many mums out there who are going through their own invisible struggle too. I want you to know that you’re never alone!

Benita x

Be kind to yourself as you listen to this. If this, or any, ME + MOTHERHOOD podcast episode ‘triggers you’ or raise issues for you, I urge you to reach out and speak to a professional on any one of these related support lines:

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Blue Knot Helpline: 1300 657 380
  • PANDA National Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Helpline: 1300 726 306


Helping mums find their spark again is truly one of the greatest things about my job as a motherhood coach.

Read More

If you’re a Mum, I’m going to guess you’re familiar with decision fatigue. From the moment we wake up, we’re

Read More

I think it’s inevitable at one stage or another, we ask ourselves, “How to be a good mum?” While it

Read More

The Art of Trying Chapter 1

Hey gorgeous! Drop your details down below and I’ll send you the first chapter of The Art of Trying FREE.

Come Thrive with Me

Hey gorgeous! Join the email list to receive my eNews curated to help mothers thrive in their own way, and to hear when I have new and special offers!