Chumi Borenstein is passionate about raising awareness for mental health. Originally from Scotland, Chumi currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Between juggling her roles as wife, mom and student ( Chumi is studying business administration) Chumi is very active on Instagram. She offers her followers numerous tips on budgeting and managing one’s finances as well as delicious recipes and freezer friendly ideas. Chumi loves to read and bake and is always happy to share recommendations. You can find Chumi at the @theicedlife
What you will hear in this episode:
-Chumi discusses how she uses Instagram as a catalyst for connection.She originally started using it as a means to meet other people when she moved to New York but has since shifted her focus in using it to raise awareness for mental health issues.
– Chumi talks about a turning point in her life when she decided to go see a therapist. Chumi is candid about the bumpy journey one can face when getting help for anxiety and depression and stresses the importance of finding the right therapist.
– We talk about the pros and cons of medication and how crucial they can be for those suffering from depression and anxiety when used in conjunction with seeing a therapist.
Quote: “Strength is the most painful experience I have been through.”
Book: American Sniper by Chris Kyle , Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Girl Boss: Sarah Lasry, Naomi Nachman
You can find Chumi at @theicedlife