Flopsy Life is blog dedicated to guiding women who are dealing with anxiety, who feel lost, like they don’t know what the hell they’re doing in life, or like they just don’t fit in. We’re all told there’s a very specific way to live – earn a degree, find a high paying job, get married, buy a house, and have some children. For many of us that prescription for living results in a life that feels pointless and meaningless. We end up feeling lost, hopeless, anxious or depressed. Trying to live that life led to me having a full out mental breakdown.
Having dealt with mental illness for many years, I was always searching for something more. I wanted a life filled with beauty and purpose. I wanted therapies for my anxiety that didn’t involve prescriptions or CBT. I needed to treat the root of my mental illness, not just the parts people could see. After my mental breakdown burned down everything I thought I’d figured out - jobs, friendships, plans for the future - I had the chance to start again with a blank slate. By living with intention and in alignment with my values of beauty, purpose, and vulnerability, I am healing.
Helping others has always been my calling in life. My degree is in Psychology and Religious Studies. I have spent years working retail – I absolutely LOVE fashion. Helping women of all different shapes and sizes find something to wear that makes them feel confident and beautiful brings me immense joy. I also have a diploma as a pastry chef and learned culinary arts as well. Finding ways to simplify cooking while combining healthy, nutritious, holistic ingredients has also helped in my journey to recovery.
Flopsy Life combines my passions, knowledge and firsthand experience to help you find your own way in life. I can teach you how to simplify your closet and build a beautiful wardrobe that fits you and your values. I share the best of ethical and sustainable fashion and beauty. I’ve got recipes and guidance on how to make simple, healthy meals. I interview other small business owners to share how they’ve started their own path in life in hopes of inspiring you to do the same. I’ve also gathered up tonnes of information about anxiety, depression and mental illness, including different types of therapies and how other people experience these things (because we all experience it differently, and you might relate to some stories more than others). There’s info about slow living, alternative spirituality, and essentialism. Finally, I’ve also got a little clothing shop sharing second hand pieces in natural fabrics or from ethical brands.
This blog is run by myself, Brittney, with help from my partner Isaac. He does all the photography for the site, and is a ridiculously talented man. He will also do the occasional guest post if I need a break or am struggling to keep it all going. We live together in Calgary with our three kitties – you’ll see them in lots of pictures. They’ve gotten so used to the camera that they legit come running and pose for photos when they hear the shutter click. We travel as much as we can, heading out to the mountains almost weekly and the West Coast every few months. We’re planning a huge trip to Europe next year, and cannot wait!
Flopsy Life is about taking what we know, throwing it out the window, and living by what works for us instead. Sign up for our newsletter here, follow along on Instagram, and check out my ebook to get started on simplifying and building an ethical wardrobe!