How Depression and Menopause Freed Karen Arthur, Getting Dressed: An Act of Self-Love
How Depression and Menopause Freed Karen Arthur

This week’s installation of our new series, Getting Dressed: An Act of Self Love, brought to you by Mad Hippie, features WearYourHappy Fashion Designer and Sewing Tutor Karen Arthur. In her episode, Karen courageously shows us how a bout of depression, brought on by empty nest syndrome and menopause, gave birth to her most empowered, free self. At 57, Karen’s colorful hats, brogues and bespoke dresses and skirts, are a truly joyful reflection of her newfound understanding that only by confronting and embracing your whole self, shadows and all, can you lead a life that is “bonkers” good. We’d like to extend a special thank you to sponsor, Mad Hippie, for supporting our movement and helping to bring Karen’s episode to life. Cruelty-free and committed to reducing the world’s carbon imprint, Mad Hippie believes that high-quality ingredients should be affordable and that taking care of your skin should be protective, nourishing and restorative. Like StyleLikeU, Mad Hippie was born with a “buck the establishment” manifesto and a belief that we must treat ourselves and our fellow beings with love and respect, regardless of gender, race, orientation, age, location...or even species. For one month following the release of this video, Mad Hippie is offering StyleLikeU viewers 20% off of their orders by using the coupon code STYLE at checkout. If Karen’s story is transformative on your own journey towards acceptance, please consider becoming a member of StyleLikeU on Patreon so that we can build a world where everyone feels comfortable and safe in their skin. To join the movement, head over to And if you know anyone who would be empowered by this story, please share and be a part of spreading the message that true style is the result of radical self-acceptance. FOLLOW STYLELIKEU: Patreon: Newsletter: Instagram: Facebook: iTunes: Spotify: Stitcher:

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