In today’s episode, you will hear Emily Gelblum’s story. Her story unfolds as she eagerly awaited the arrival of her first baby, only to be laid off shortly before giving birth. With the loss of employment, all her best laid plans to provide financially for her family, allowing her spouse to stay home with their child, were unceremoniously dismantled.

Emily struggled with fears of financial scarcity and of disappointing others, and found herself spiraling into the depths of anxiety, depression and isolation. In this place of struggle, Emily did what was most unnatural for her to do — she asked for help. It was when she asked for help and then allowed herself to receive support and love that everything began to improve — totally shifting the trajectory of her life and how she moves through it.