Jeannie Leigh

Hey. How are ya? I'm Jeannie. Isn't life grand? Isn't life wonderful? Not always. Actually, sometimes it's downright depressing. But, that's ok. If it was all one, grand party we would get awfully bored, right?

Sometimes, I feel like life gets a little overwhelming. I think everyone feels that way, but for me sometimes its because I fight this monster called Depression. And an Eating Disorder. It's pretty awful some days. I bet a lot of you know what I mean. And that is what this blog is for.

You see, I have always wished someone had sat me down and told me, "Hey Jeans, it's totally ok to fall apart. It's ok to have bad days, and to fall off the band wagon. It's ok to not want to get out of bed. It's ok because, no matter what, you are loved. You are cherished. And you will never be alone. When you get the courage to get out of the bed, the world will be waiting for you with open arms. It's not that bad. I promise. You've got this. Oh, and there is cookie dough in the fridge."

That last part is very important. There should always be cookie dough in the fridge, popcorn in the cupboard and popsicles in the freezer. And cold cereal... I'm getting off track.

The point is, I want to sit each and every one of you down and say exactly that to you. I've been hiding from the truth for so long in search of this "perfection". I don't want perfection any more. I just want pure, old fashioned happiness. And that is what I am searching for.

I've got help too. I am married to a wonderfully imperfect man (I'm always so glad I didn't marry someone perfect. Life would be very dull.) I am an army wife.This scares me a lot of days. But I am also very proud to be married to a man brave enough to serve his country.

Stephen has helped me reach goals I never thought possible. He even turned me into a wanna-be-runner! (I'm working on it, you'll hear more about that though.) He is my stability, my laughter, my love and my bestest friend.

I've recently finished my certification and became a yoga instructor. Yoga is one of my biggest passions, as well as meditation and an all round holistic, balanced approach to life. Yoga and meditation has been my lifeline, lifeboat and life passion.

I hope you find the acceptance and love to stay a while. Maybe we can help each other find the best things in life and each other.


  1. Hey Jeannie. Discovered your blog through the followers to friends blog hop. I love your heartfelt bio. You're so brave to talk openly about your depression. Wishing you well as you journey through life's ups and downs.