Lifestyle Influencer, Emily Schuman, transfers anxiety to her daughter?

Lifestyle influencer, Emily Schuman, has disclosed details of her medical condition, ‘Anxiety’.  The worst part is she feels guilty about passing it on to her daughter.

 

Today served as a reminder that spontaneity is always a good call 💙

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The mother of one, and bearer of a whooping 422K Instagram followers, seemed to be living her best life. She’s fabulously 34, has a loving husband, a sweet daughter and a vibrant blog. Her Instagram is always so bubbly with photos ranging from mouth-watering meals to enviable travels and, of course, her beautiful family. Occasionally, she gets a celebrity to pass through too. 

 

Grateful today and everyday for this beautiful family of mine. Happy Thanksgiving! xx

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But a recent Instagram post brought some pretty worrying revelations…

About a week ago, Emily, who was probably in her feels, let it all out. On Instagram, she posted a selfie with no makeup and she had that ‘after cry’ look. Her caption was very elaborate and heartfelt.
It read, “This whole showing-vulnerability-thing-on-social-media is new for me. For years I assumed nobody wanted to see the real stuff I was struggling with, which is why I mainly stuck to the pretty, curated moments. But here’s the thing. Opening up not only feels cathartic (albeit a bit intimidating) – it’s also an opportunity for deeper discussions that remind us we’re not alone…”

Emily further spoke about how her anxiety has affected her daughter Sloan.
“Yesterday Sloan found out she’ll be getting new teachers soon and she’s devastated, which is excruciating to watch as a parent. I’ve been feeling a lot of guilt about the anxiety she’s inherited from me, and after sharing that on Stories this morning (and receiving so much wonderful advice from other women), I’ve already shifted my perspective.” 

The good news, though, is several other mothers and individuals with anxiety reached out to Emily.

One mother commented, “Dealing with lots of anxiety with my daughter as well. Sometimes it’s just so hard…to stay calm yourself and to see them going through it. We’ve found a great therapist who is helping her. I would highly recommend it. As well as the book “The Anxiety Workbook for Kids” by Robin Alter and others. Hang in there, momma!!”
Another shared, “What a great thing that she has a mother who already knows how to fight it and has the tools to live a life without anxiety controlling it!”

“Anxiety is not fun, but it’s also a trait that goes hand-in-hand with other attributes that are some of my favorite qualities in both Sloan and myself”.

 

This whole showing-vulnerability-thing-on-social-media is new for me. For years I assumed nobody wanted to see the real stuff I was struggling with, which is why I mainly stuck to the pretty, curated moments. But here’s the thing. Opening up not only feels cathartic (albeit a bit intimidating) – it’s also an opportunity for deeper discussions that remind us we’re not alone. Yesterday Sloan found out she’ll be getting new teachers soon and she’s devastated, which is excruciating to watch as a parent. I’ve been feeling a lot of guilt about the anxiety she’s inherited from me, and after sharing that on Stories this morning (and receiving so much wonderful advice from other women), I’ve already shifted my perspective. Anxiety is not fun, but it’s also a trait that goes hand-in-hand with other attributes that are some of my favorite qualities in both Sloan and myself. So here’s to leaning into the uncomfortable instead of fighting it, giving my daughter the tools to best cope with her fears, and strong, waterproof mascara. Happy Wednesday! x

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This isn’t the first time Emily Schuman has opened up about her condition…

In March, Emily said, Let this serve as a reminder, to anyone who’s ever looked through my feed and thought I have everything figured out, that I don’t. I’ve been so overwhelmed the last few days – trying to balance working from home while taking care of Sloan (we both have lingering coughs) and feeling like I’m not doing anything well. At times like these, I find my inner critic is its most severe – harsh and unforgiving…”


Also, last year Emily spoke about anxiety in a blog post, after Sloan’s friend passed away in his sleep. “I was overcome with grief for those who loved him, including my daughter who, unaware that he’s gone, still sings about him each morning after she wakes up,” she wrote.

‘It’s also brought with it a tremendous amount of anxiety, something with which I’ve struggled openly over the years and has only intensified as of late.’

So what do you think about Emily sharing her feelings on the internet over her condition? Leave your comments below…
Amanda Lucy

AMANDA IS A 24 YEAR OLD COLLEGE GRADUATE. LOVES MUSIC,DANCE AND IS AN ARDENT USER OF THE INTERNET. YOU CAN FOLLOW HER INSTAGRAM @nana_yaba. SHE STARTED WRITING FOR INFLEUR IN NOVEMBER 2017

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