Do any of these sound familiar?

“I get irritated by the smallest things!”

“I feel like I’m always yelling at my kids, for no good reason.”

“I can’t seem to get over my own negative thoughts.”

“I’m so stupid, what is my problem?”

“I’m so afraid of screwing up and making everyone mad at me.”

Imagine if your life could look like this instead. . .

You find yourself focusing on those negative thoughts once again, but quickly reject them, knowing you are in control of what enters your mind.

You identify those same self-defeating thoughts running circles through your head and ditch them for the truth of who you are – a human who makes mistakes and offers yourself grace.

You believe you are worth more than running like a chicken with your head cut off, and make the time for rest, rejuvenation, and some well-deserved fun.

You have a friend or mentor you can count on, who will be your confidante, but respect you enough to give you ‘tough love’ when you need it.

You discover a strategy for you (and your family) you can rely on every day that will keep you on the path towards true peace and real joy.

Welcome to the New Online Course – 5 Keys to Winning the Daily Battle with Depression & Anxiety!

This self-paced online course includes the following modules:

Key #1 – Changing Your Mindset

Key #2 – Replace Self-Deception with Life-Long Truths

Key #3 – Discover Your Breaking Point

Key #4 – Find a Friend or Mentor

Key #5 – Create Your Own Strategy

What’s Included:

Each module includes a video lesson, a written lesson, and a “Let’s Get Practical” portion where I teach you how to practically live out each key described above.


The 5 Keys Personal Journal, where you can write notes and brainstorm as you create your own unique strategy for winning this battle.

Recommended Resources List, a list of the resources and books I’ve used to fight my own daily battle (And win!!)

One (1) FREE 30-minute Discovery Call with me following completion of the course. This is a chance for you to focus on a specific area that resonated with you, or ask more questions about how you can practically apply the lessons taught in this course.

When you sign up you will have lifetime access to the course (for as long as it is available). Also, each video lesson is downloadable.

Before I forget, let me introduce myself . . .

My name is Samantha McDonald. I’m a blogger, freelance writer, and depression survivor. At the birth of my oldest daughter, I experienced what was one of the hardest times in my life - post-partum depression. My husband and I had just brought our new baby girl home and I was NOT a happy new mother like I thought I “should” be.

The first year of her life included a lot of anger, self-condemnation, exhausted nights, crying spells, and much doubt about being a parent. This continued off and on until we welcomed our third child, our son, into the world. With his birth, post-partum depression raged its ugly head again but this time I felt unworthy, not deserving of love or grace, and contemplated leaving my family and committing suicide.

When my son was a year old, with the prodding of my husband and best friend, I went to a counselor. Through those 2 ½ years I learned how to win the daily battle with depression and anxiety. A desire to share this victory with others grew out of this experience, and that’s why I’m here today.

Who is this course for?

If you find yourself spinning your emotional wheels or walking that emotional treadmill with no finish line in sight.

If you know life has got to be better than what you’re experiencing right now.

If you have a burning desire to no longer be controlled by your thoughts and feelings.

If you want to change but have no idea where or how to start.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have regarding this course @