Episode 9: Self-Love

Episode 9: Self-Love

Highlights from the show:

  • Self- love isn’t a destination. It’s a series of actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. It’s not about always feeling good; it’s about doing what is good in the long term.
  • My version of the 7 steps to self-love.
    • Mindfulness
    • Take care of what you need, not what you want
    • Practice good self-care
    • Boundaries
    • Protect yourself
    • Forgive yourself
    • Live intentionally
  • Decide who you want to be and act accordingly.

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Episode 8: Taking care of Your Spirit and Being Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

Episode 8: Taking care of Your Spirit and Being Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself

Highlights from the show:

  • We’re all humans making mistakes, giving each other (and ourselves a break) and paying attention to when we are judging ourselves and others.
  • Taking care of your spirit is all about how you feel connected to something bigger than yourself. Here are a few ways to nurture your spirit:
    • For some, that is big G god.
    • For others it is spending time in nature, noticing the changes in seasons and the miraculous
    • For others it is working on issues to make the world a safer and more just place.
    • For others it is sharing honest stories with other women about their struggles in motherhood or career
Episode #7: Healthy Relationships and Your Self-Care

Episode #7: Healthy Relationships and Your Self-Care

Highlights from the show:

  • According to the University of Washington, there are 8 components to a healthy relationship – romantic, friendships, acquaintances and even family. Healthy relationships bring more happiness than stress in your life.
  • A healthy relationship is when two people connect based on mutual respect and trust.
  • We’ll talk about Brene Brown’s Anatomy of Trust video and her BRAVING acronym.

Until next week, remember that you matter too.

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Episode #6: Lifelong Learning

Episode #6: Lifelong Learning

Highlights from the show:

  • How the practice of lifelong learning has impacted my life
  • How lifelong learning relates to self-care
  • You don’t have to go back to school to become a life long learner, the ways to learn are never ending!
  • and practical strategies for becoming a lifelong learner

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Episode #5: Your Mental Health and Why It Matters

Episode #5: Your Mental Health and Why It Matters

Highlights from the show:

  • We’ll talk about the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study and the long term effects of that trauma.
    • If these traumas go unadressed, there is an increase in heart disease, cancer, automimmune diseases, and many more.
  • Seeking professional help doesn’t mean you’re broken!
  • Trauma know no bounds…you may just be dealing with it and not realize it yet.
  • There are many ways we can recover from childhood aversity!

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Episode #4: Why to Fill Your Cup Before Shi* Hits the Fan

Episode #4: Why to Fill Your Cup Before Shi* Hits the Fan

Highlights from the show:

  • We need to take good care of ourselves during the good times so we have the mental space to handle the rough times.
  • Why the constant “hustle” cycle isn’t maintainable, not only for your mind but also your body.
  • Today, we’ll focus on self-care for your body. Here are the four foundations of physical self-care.
    • Adequate rest
    • Fueling your body with healthy food
    • Moving your body
    • Creating space for downtime